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Old 10-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #17716
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Maybe you don't make fun of all bikes as much as you think you do.
Seriously? This thread is dedicated to making fun of people, and you're going to come in here and get all sensitive on us?

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #17717
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Awww.... poor baby can't understand that people have different tastes... :(
And you yourself? Deal with a difference of opinion by cranking out an ad-hom.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:38 AM   #17718
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Killing off Buell was a huge mistake, especially since once they starting ditching the Sportster motor the bikes got much more refined and started to have wider appeal. The brand was doomed for failure from the beginning by marketing through the HD dealer network. Basically HD determined that it was easier to force-feed the HD dealers Buell inventory when the HD market was blowing and going than trying to setup actual Buell dealers and build the brand. Once the bikes leave the factory they really cease to be the manufacturer's problem, until the point when the dealers are loaded up and refuse to continue playing the game. Once Harley dealers could get virtually all the HD inventory they needed, and then some, HD could no longer play the "if you want this, you have to take this" game with Buell, and the rest is history.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #17719
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Seriously? This thread is dedicated to making fun of people, and you're going to come in here and get all sensitive on us?

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Oh, i see now. You can make fun of people, but people can't make fun of you. Noted.





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Old 10-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #17720
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i don't like h-d the company simply cuz it eff'd erik buell.
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Erik Buell "eff'd" Eric Buell.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #17721
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"Wildlife photographer catches THE YELLOW PIGGY in it's natural habitat"



But probably the safest way to roll with it
Is there a seat on this thing???
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #17722
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Is there a seat on this thing???
I had the same problem once. Corbin said my seat would be ready in 2 weeks, and 3 months later I drove out to california so they could finish it while I waited for an hour.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #17723
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Erik Buell "eff'd" Eric Buell.
NOT. eriK is doing just fine, thank you. and his future success will make h-d look even stupider than it already looks, by failing to take advantage of what eriK could have offered to h-d.

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #17724
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NOT. eriK is doing just fine, thank you. and his future success will make h-d look even stupider than it already looks, by failing to take advantage of what eriK could have offered to h-d.

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I know Erik is doing fine. But it was indeed Erik who "eff'd" Erik at the MoCo.

If you think what Harley-David looks stupid there is no helping you. They are doing fine and know there market better than just about any business on the planet. I would never own another feet forwad bike of any make but it doesn't mean they are bad. In fact feet forward bikes account for more than 70% of the road bike market. So spout your folly all you wish it won't harm a thing.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #17725
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I know Erik is doing fine. But it was indeed Erik who "eff'd" Erik at the MoCo.
no, wrong. h-d eff'd erik, erik didn't eff erik. unless, you think that erik eff'd erik by agreeing to hook up w/h-d in the first place...

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #17726
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no, wrong. h-d eff'd erik, erik didn't eff erik. unless, you think that erik eff'd erik by agreeing to hook up w/h-d in the first place...

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You know not of what you post. Go talk to Erik and ask him why they pulled the plug on Buell.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #17727
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You know not of what you post. Go talk to Erik and ask him why they pulled the plug on Buell.
i have read enough, including info from some insiders, to know that erik didn't eff erik. ya, i am sure erik will say, "h-d shut me down because i screwed myself".

erik was too smart and too inovative and too honest for h-d, but that doesn't mean he eff'd himself, he was still hoesd by h-d.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:10 PM   #17728
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Sorry but you are wrong about this...

Erik made his own bed. The results were of HIS making.

Unlike you, Erik isn't sniveling about it. He is happy how things are going now and is ready to go into production with four more models that will be afordable. He has finacial backing in place... Just waiting for the economy to recover a little.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #17729
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Erik made his own bed. The results were of HIS making.

Unlike you, Erik isn't sniveling about it. He is happy how things are going now and is ready to go into production with four more models that will be afordable. He has finacial backing in place... Just waiting for the economy to recover a little.
i am far from sniveling. i am happy w/how things are going now, as well. but, i simply am calling it as i see it, re: how h-d treated erik buell.

eff h-d, and i am so much happier erik is continuing w/o any h-d input. it's nice to know i won't have to go to an h-d dealership when i wanna look at the new buells. this isn't sniveling, it is gloating!

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #17730
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but probably the safest way to roll with it
In the spirit of topics.....
JUNK, useless JUNK....
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