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My son and i wish to fly to america and hire 2 harleys to tour for about 15 days, has anyone much experience of this and any good tips or bike rental sites that you would let me know of. we are going anytime after 16 april and he has 3 weeks holiday to fit it in to. probably the 883 sportsters, as he is not real tall.

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I never have rented a bike in the US but I have heard of Eagle Rider.
They have many brands of bikes and locations.
Mid April is still on the edge of winter in most of the US.
You should try to stay in the South East or the South West.

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many thanks john ,think we will do that.regards
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Harley rentals are relatively common throughout the USA. Just google "motorcycle rental USA" and you'll come up with a variety of options. I rented a Harley Road King in Reno and I've found many others online that rent in many of the major cities throughout the US.

Your timing (April) pretty much means staying in the south unless you like cold weather and the chance of snow at higher elevations ...of which there are many throughout the western USA and Canada.


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many thanks for that scrabblebiker,yeah we are flying to vegas and gonna rent some bikes when we get there,weather will be warmer.
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I can recommend AZride in Phoenix. It's a husband and wife outfit and they looked after me when I hired a DR650 from them a couple of years ago.

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many thanks for that,we are going to las vegas and will try and hire what we want there,those enfields would have been great if they were in nevada.
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there are also places to rent BMW's.

I recommend the Pacific coast from Los Angeles to Seattle
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south west america

thanks for that worthydog,we are gonna go along the pacific highway probably north to south,maybe starting north of san fransisco and down to los angeles
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hi ya bodgweller ,
you might want to look on asite in uk Welcome to the H-C Travel Home Page - The World's Best Motorcycle Holidays loads of planned routes you can follow or they can organise everything for you hope it's of some help /intrest
have a great trip
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many thanks for that,we have booked the bikes through hc travel and they are most helpful.regards baz
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Eagle Rider is most legit outfit.

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Originally Posted by John Ferris View Post
I never have rented a bike in the US but I have heard of Eagle Rider.
They have many brands of bikes and locations.
Mid April is still on the edge of winter in most of the US.
You should try to stay in the South East or the South West.

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Eagle Rider's hub is Chicago and LA ,, about the only company, where you can drive one way and drop it off. There is a drop off charge though.
Also check Harley Davidson USA home page for the rental program on their web.
Rentals in Florida and other areas bit shaky. From experience of our club members,, who goes to states every year,,,for Sturgis and Daytona. Once I almost got ripped off on my 1200 dollar deposit.

Chicago - LA on old Route 66 is a kicker I hear.
Have fun folks,, must be nice to do father and son thing.
I am doing LA to New York in April, then to Germany straight cross Russia and back to Korea. Taking my 2006 FLHRI
[url=http://cafe.daum.net/HarleyAdventure]Daum ī

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cheers seouljoe, that sounds like a fair ole ride that you are doing,
should be a nice trip for us,i,m 60 and my son is 22 but we get on alright,
regards baz
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