What is Harley doing?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by btcn, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Been here awhile

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    I hated that thing with a passion. Never regretted letting it go... or her for that matter.

    15k could be considered pushing 20k, either way that's only one model. Sad thing is skimming through the for sell ads peoples asking prices for some of the older stuff is only a couple grand cheaper than a brand new model, and it's not just one or two people.
  2. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    BC people buy them at those prices. It's not sad. It's awesome.
  3. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    Maybe you'll be able to afford one when you grow up.
  4. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Been here awhile

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    It's not about being able to afford one, it's about wanting to pay for one.
  5. BadKarma

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    Sportsters out the door for 15K and 15K is pushing 20K? :ear In what world?

    And yes, HD hold their resale value, this is generally regarded as a good thing. Good for HD, good for the new vehicle buyer, and good for those who buy ride and sell... it's only arguably a sad thing if you're in the market and coming up short. But even then, you don't like chrome in the first place so it's no skin off your nose.:deal







    :lol3 You're a funny guy poet...
  6. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Klr once you put the necessary stuff on them get to to at least 12k. That's almost pushing 20k as well. Might as well get a Harley and pickup chicks.


    I own a klr so I can joke about them,.
  7. SilkMoneyLove

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    Chrome doohickeys are expensive :-)
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    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Same with chrome milk crates.
  9. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Been here awhile

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    How much is a chrome kool-aid pitcher? :D
  10. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    couldn't find the MSRP of the chrome version... several internet searches only turned up a satin graphite version from the Touratech catalog... you could probably just divide that number by 2 to find the HOG price. :lol3
  11. TXRKC

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    A few years ago I was leaving a bar and had just started up my bike (Road King) and these 2 ladies walk out. One of them asked me if that's my bike (I'm sitting on it and had just started the engine). About that time the waitress came out and said something to her. She told me she'd be right back out and for me to not go anywhere, then both ladies went back inside w/ the waitress. I hadn't spoken one word. I waited about 10 seconds and then rode off alone. Sometimes the bike does break the ice, I guess.
  12. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Been here awhile

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    I ride to get away from the woman. :deal
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    So? Was it?
    Maybe there was a good reason she went inside and told you not to go anywhere...
  14. TXRKC

    TXRKC Been here awhile

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    :lol3
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    Time to shed some of that ignorance. :1drink
  16. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Been here awhile

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    That's a true story. I'm not going to claim I looked at every single price tag, and I don't recall seeing any sportsters either. I do know a couple baggers were well over $30k. This dealer is also known for loading up on the accessories as well.
  17. SilkMoneyLove

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    At my local HD place, the bling bikes are right up front and center.

    The sportsters are back or to the side.

    The also have a 2nd building just packed full of bikes.

    Most of the time they have interesting used bikes too. Oddball collector types that are great low mile examples.
  18. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I know what you mean. I rode a Star Bolt last year at a dealer demo. It couldn't hold a candle to the 2013 Street Glide my co-worker bought a few months ago. Granted, the Star was about $8K, while the year old HD was $22K, but there was no comparison.
  19. catweasel67

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    Hmm, well, given one was 8k and the other was 22k...I wonder what the 8k bike owner did with the $14,000 he saved...

    Here's an orange...and there's a mars bar driving a tractor...

    compare..
  20. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I bought an Aprilia and an Audi with my extra money, but I was trying not to rub it in.