Vintage HD Dealerships

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Night Train, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Night Train

    Night Train Been here awhile

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    This collection of photos shows what Harley dealerships used to be like when they made their money off motorcycles and parts instead of T-shirts...

    Early Harley-Davidson Dealerships
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  2. Bmblbee

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    Great stuff. Nice to see evidence that HD was once an actual motorcycle company rather than a marketing gimmick pusher. Kid Rock Model, anyone? :puke1
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  3. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    Yes, a couple of hundred thousand people buy a new Harley every year just so they can wear Harley t shirts. I bet your smart enough not to fall for that stuff. :norton
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  4. Bmblbee

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    Hardly David's Son is a modern marketing machine with a dinosaur soul.
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  5. vtwin

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    Wasn't it Willie G's daughter that was the marketing genius that helped float the company on the "lifestyle"?
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  6. CoyoteCowboy

    CoyoteCowboy Easily Distracted

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    It's nice to see that ADV can still turn a thread in Old's Cool about vintage H-D into a modern H-D bashfest. Well done! :bluduh
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  7. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    Bashing Harleys? That's maintenance, isn't it? :)

    (It's ok for me to comment - I've owned 4 of them - but all you Injun owners aren't allowed)
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    Granted, they can be rather, um, agricultural when it's time to get the wrenches out :lol3 but I suppose what I enjoy about them. And if someone is having fun with their bike and is out there riding, then who gives a shit? Ride around the block, ride to work, ride around the world...If you ride a bike, you're a friend of mine :freaky
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  9. marksbonneville

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    LOL most of these fucks don't even ride but rather post about airhead driveshaft issues and look at adv pics all day. :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  10. vtwin

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  12. rudolf35

    rudolf35 Warped & Twisted Mind

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    I think that we all miss the point of the OP. That is the old style m/c shop. A place where one could get the bike, parts, maintenance and hang out talking trash. Personally I have not seen a shop like this in years. Most any marks dealership now is a clean, elevator music enhanced boutique. Gone are the days of walking around a line of new bikes, to get to the parts counter so one could the ear of the mechanic. It seems that all the marks have taken, albeit sucessful, the H-D model to push a "style".
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  13. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Eh, that's not so true if you step outside of a big town harley or jap bike shop. There's still a few brands out there that maintain what you miss. This isn't meant to bash any bike brand at all, more so to say that kind of stuff does still exist.
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