Originally Posted by Hoppalong
You were smart not to buy and then deal with the parts people. I wasn't.
My experiences with three different HD dealers (trying to find one that didn't treat me like sh!t) has really soured me on HD.
I'll cheer when the last of the EasyRider generation gay-pirates no longer ride and HD goes belly-up. Good riddance!
The dealership makes a huge difference. I see from your sig that you're in the Sierras. I've been to Mitchell's in Modesto several times (rented bikes from them) and they were great. Even though I rode in on a different brand and wasn't buying from them, everyone in there treated me well and didn't give me any of the typical HD attitude. If you haven't been in there and are interested in a HD, I'd recommend stopping by.
Current: 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX, 2008 Yamaha WR250R
Gone: Ducati Multistrada, Moto Guzzi Norge, BMW R1200GS, BMW F650 GS Dakar, KTM 520 EXC, Suzuki DRZ400E, and the list goes on.......