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Old 07-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #2146
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Many early motorcycles had pedals used to start the machine up (before clutches & gearboxes). Why is the form still similar after the kickstarter replaced the pedal-starting and now that most employ electric starting?
Because it works?

Recumbant is just st00pit, despite some relatively high profile attempts at pushing it on motorcyclists.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #2147
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Because its a pretty good position. If I wanted a recumbrent-style bike, I'd just buy a car.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #2148
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Because its a pretty good position. If I wanted a recumbrent-style bike, I'd just buy a car.
Isn't that kinda what this is?

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #2149
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Well yeah, a three wheeled car... they made those before too you know... Messerschmitt.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:29 AM   #2150
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Profit is up almost 10% due to increased sales.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/568/16...Q2-Report.aspx

Harley isnt going anywhere.

An invester would of made over 50% on their stocks since the OP.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:51 AM   #2151
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Eh?

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An invester would of made over 50% on their stocks since the OP.

Well that pretty much answers the question in the thread title..........
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:26 AM   #2152
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What is Harley doin'? Not much for the 2014 models, apart from new colours and "Project Rushmore"....????
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:35 AM   #2153
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2014 brings 3 touring bikes that will have water cooling. ( 2 small radiators to cool the exhaust valves in each cylinder head.)
The batwing farings are redesigned with a vent to reduce buffeting, larger speakers and a few options for the touch screen nav/radio/display unit. Touring bikes also get 49 mm forks and new sealed bearings for the triple trees to stiffen up the front end.
The saddle bags and tour pac have been redesigned and increased in capacity, plus they went with LED lighting upgrades.
Then the usual stuff of a bunch of new colors, wheels, and smaller changes. But - for 2014, the Moco did not just do a bold new graphics package and call it a day.
It's all out on the moco website today...
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:17 AM   #2154
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It's about time. I'm not sure I'll go back (have had 11 HDs), but I've thought they should have made these changes many moons back. There lack of desire to move into the modern times drove me to BMW bikes, and I honestly don't know that I really want to go back down that road..

love the company but there days of leading, have long since past... glad to see they know how to follow
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #2155
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http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2013/...-new-bikes.htm
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:21 AM   #2156
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2014 brings 3 touring bikes that will have water cooling. ...
Water?

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #2157
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Water?


What ?!? - theres a little water mixed in there somewhere ! ;)
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:54 AM   #2158
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They have a small water pump and radiators, all carefully hidden. The bulk of the engine is still air cooled. The water is around the exhaust valve and sparkplug, for consistent temperatures. The radiators are small and well hidden. It still idles Potato potato

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #2159
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They have a small water pump and radiators, all carefully hidden. The bulk of the engine is still air cooled. The water is around the exhaust valve and sparkplug, for consistent temperatures. The radiators are small and well hidden. It still idles Potato potato

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #2160
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It's about time. I'm not sure I'll go back (have had 11 HDs), but I've thought they should have made these changes many moons back. There lack of desire to move into the modern times drove me to BMW bikes, and I honestly don't know that I really want to go back down that road..

love the company but there days of leading, have long since past... glad to see they know how to follow

Actually.....

BMW worldwide sales 2012 were less than half of HD's.

Somebody's following but it sure isn't HD.
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