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Old 04-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #1876
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Harley-Davidson Attracts New Riders

If anyone needed any further proof about Harley’s ability to appeal to everyone just read this. According to Polk data, Harley-Davidson was the #1 seller of new street motorcycles (all engine sizes) in the United States in 2012 to young adults ages 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as Caucasian men ages 35 plus. This was the 5th straight year that Harley has achieved this distinction. The data shows that Harley-Davidson has experienced double-digit market share gains with these customer groups in the U.S. from 2008 to 2012.

http://iwblogger.com/2013/harley-dav...ts-new-riders/
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #1877
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What is Harley doing?
Apparently making lots of money selling what their customers want.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #1878
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If anyone needed any further proof about Harley’s ability to appeal to everyone just read this. According to Polk data, Harley-Davidson was the #1 seller of new street motorcycles (all engine sizes) in the United States in 2012 to young adults ages 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as Caucasian men ages 35 plus. This was the 5th straight year that Harley has achieved this distinction. The data shows that Harley-Davidson has experienced double-digit market share gains with these customer groups in the U.S. from 2008 to 2012.

http://iwblogger.com/2013/harley-dav...ts-new-riders/

This is garbage. HD makes ugly motorcycles that only pirates and losers want. All the groups mentioned (young adults ages 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as Caucasian men ages 35 plus) are not worthy of respect from someone as urbane and sophisticated as me.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #1879
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This is garbage. HD makes ugly motorcycles that only pirates and losers want. All the groups mentioned (young adults ages 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as Caucasian men ages 35 plus) are not worthy of respect from someone as urbane and sophisticated as me.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #1880
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #1881
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Harley uses 10mm valve shims in their V-Rod.
My KTM 690 uses the same shims.
HD dealers stock them.
KTM dealers do not, don't even call back with availability.
Thank you HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #1882
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Harley uses 10mm valve shims in their V-Rod.
My KTM 690 uses the same shims.
HD dealers stock them.
KTM dealers do not, don't even call back with availability.
Thank you HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought all the ktm guys had stones ?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:41 AM   #1883
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I had a good experience @a HD dealer

Last saturday I visited a HD shop for the first time. I stopped in to order shims for my KTM in sizes that my bin was missing. The parts guys checked to make sure the part#'s I had were the correct thickness and asked what bike I needed them for, when I said KTM we talked for 15 minutes about KTM parts or lack there of at dealers. Ordered them 20 minutes before closing, and they called me last night to say that they had arrived. Today I stopped in to pick them up. Wow, what a pleasant experience, they said hello when I entered, went to the counter and grabbed my parts,and decided to look around their shop. The shop was clean, well lighted, and had a large selection of soft goods and hard goods. The sales staff was interested in showing stuff to me, and answering some of my dumb questions about the whole pirate clothing line. I have always been one of the HD bashers, but you have to give credit to the company as a whole for the HUGE selection of logo merchandise they stock. I'll bet the total dollars comming into the shop are split down the middle between bikes and soft goods.
I don't like feet first bikes but it was an eye opening experience to shop there.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:53 AM   #1884
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Harley uses 10mm valve shims in their V-Rod.
My KTM 690 uses the same shims.
HD dealers stock them.
KTM dealers do not, don't even call back with availability.
Thank you HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OR

You could get an entire kit off Ebay with free shipping an quityerbitchen.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #1885
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Last saturday I visited a HD shop for the first time. I stopped in to order shims for my KTM in sizes that my bin was missing. The parts guys checked to make sure the part#'s I had were the correct thickness and asked what bike I needed them for, when I said KTM we talked for 15 minutes about KTM parts or lack there of at dealers. Ordered them 20 minutes before closing, and they called me last night to say that they had arrived. Today I stopped in to pick them up. Wow, what a pleasant experience, they said hello when I entered, went to the counter and grabbed my parts,and decided to look around their shop. The shop was clean, well lighted, and had a large selection of soft goods and hard goods. The sales staff was interested in showing stuff to me, and answering some of my dumb questions about the whole pirate clothing line. I have always been one of the HD bashers, but you have to give credit to the company as a whole for the HUGE selection of logo merchandise they stock. I'll bet the total dollars comming into the shop are split down the middle between bikes and soft goods.
I don't like feet first bikes but it was an eye opening experience to shop there.
This.

I went to my local HD dealer a few weeks ago for a part as well. The people there were friendly, knowledgeable and just a real pleasure to deal with.

Went back a couple days later and bought a bike.

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Old 05-11-2013, 10:29 AM   #1886
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This.

I went to my local HD dealer a few weeks ago for a part as well. The people there were friendly, knowledgeable and just a real pleasure to deal with.

Went back a couple days later and bought a bike.

Nice looking Glide. If I do decide to get another HD the Road Glide is at the top of the list, it and Road King Classic.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #1887
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This.

I went to my local HD dealer a few weeks ago for a part as well. The people there were friendly, knowledgeable and just a real pleasure to deal with.

Went back a couple days later and bought a bike.

Mucho nice. I rode one at a demo day yesterday and loved it!
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #1888
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They do have plenty of dealers, and some of the best help I ever got was at Harley dealerships.
I once had a guy dig out about 10 different sets of handlebars, and the ones I wanted were $25.00!

It just a shame they do not make anything new I would want to ride.

I should get an old sportster and make a general purpose dual sport out of it.
That would be loads of fun.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #1889
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OR

You could get an entire kit off Ebay with free shipping an quityerbitchen.
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The kit has only three of each size. Came close to needing four of the same. The Hot Cam Kit comes in .05 size steps. Could have used some mid sizes. Specs call for .08-.13. If your at the limits there isn't much wiggle room. I believe HD stocks every size. I may go with them next time. Meanwhile, I got lots of shims.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #1890
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Nice looking Glide. If I do decide to get another HD the Road Glide is at the top of the list, it and Road King Classic.
Neither will be in the line-up for the 2014 model year. (buy now or buy pre-owned)
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