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Old 10-29-2011, 01:25 PM   #4321
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After i blew him off with my sv,had a hd rider tell me.
But thats not a road bike.
"Darn,i better take about 66k off it then."
Should have said "neither is yours"!
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:59 PM   #4322
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On my 450 ktm i still get the "when did they start putting radiators on dirt bikes"?
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:14 PM   #4323
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i dont mind talking to people if they know something about bikes.
I rode a hayabusa for a while .. That bike would bring the most ignorant people out of the woodwork.
People so dumb you really didnt want to chat with em . One of the reasons I got rid of that bike .
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:48 PM   #4324
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how do you put it into reverse?



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Old 10-29-2011, 10:41 PM   #4325
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i dont mind talking to people if they know something about bikes.
I rode a hayabusa for a while .. That bike would bring the most ignorant people out of the woodwork.
People so dumb you really didnt want to chat with em . One of the reasons I got rid of that bike .
The advantage to it is You can just ride away from em.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:53 PM   #4326
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i dont mind talking to people if they know something about bikes.
I rode a hayabusa for a while .. That bike would bring the most ignorant people out of the woodwork.
People so dumb you really didnt want to chat with em . One of the reasons I got rid of that bike .
My other bike is a 'busa. Here is my most memorable stupid conversation with a probably 19 year old Circle K clerk...

Circle K clerk: "What kind of bike is that?"
Me: "It's a Hayabusa."
Circle K clerk: "Oh, I have two of those."
Me: "You must work a lot of hours."... Walking away.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #4327
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This proves my point that Harley is a marketing company and not a motorcycle company....
But they do sell more motorcycles then the rest. Probably the most brand loyal product out there. A bud drinker will buy a Miller, if thats all the store has.

The problem when looking at this, it is hard to find a someone not thinking with emotions on either side.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:39 PM   #4328
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I was shopping for work boots, stopped at a work clothes store, a female employee wearing a HD t-shirt taking a smoke break asks me "what year is your Harley?".

Me, It isn't a Harley, It's a Ural.

Her, "so it's like a reproduction?".

Me, "No, it"s a Russian built version of a 30's BMW that has been in production for the past 70 years".

Her after a short pause, "You did a nice job restoring it".

Me, "It's a 2007 I bought it new from the Ural dealer in Bellingham".

Her after a long pause, "my boyfriend has a Harley, he doesn't like other bikes that look like them".

I was at a loss for words.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:01 PM   #4329
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This proves my point that Harley is a marketing company and not a motorcycle company....
So they're a marketing company? I thought they were a "T" shirt company!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:34 AM   #4330
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But they do sell more motorcycles then the rest. Probably the most brand loyal product out there.
As far as world sales go, they're just a little blip on the radar.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:55 AM   #4331
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"That thing street legal?"


Middle of the city at a gas station with a DS bike that has a plate and turn signals. I always just answer "Barely."
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:28 AM   #4332
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So they're a marketing company? I thought they were a "T" shirt company!


That must be it. It certainly explains why they sell over 50% of the street oriented bikes above 650cc..





The juvenile HD bashing is tired and pathetic.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:37 AM   #4333
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As far as world sales go, they're just a little blip on the radar.
Year-to-date (YTD) sales globally were up 4.9%.
International sales overall increased by 11.3% with European sales increasing by 22.7%.

That "blip" is developing into a bump.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:32 AM   #4334
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Year-to-date (YTD) sales globally were up 4.9%.
International sales overall increased by 11.3% with European sales increasing by 22.7%.

That "blip" is developing into a bump.
Didn't HD just open a factory somewhere over in Europe? That might explain the sharp increase.

EDIT: I was wrong. It is in India.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...le-demand.html
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:48 AM   #4335
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That must be it. It certainly explains why they sell over 50% of the street oriented bikes above 650cc..





The juvenile HD bashing is tired and pathetic.
HD also has 1/3 market share of the larger street bikes worldwide. It is by far the most desired bike brand in the world.
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