What is Harley doing?

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

  1. LowInSlo

    LowInSlo Been here awhile

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    If I may, He's talking about Travel, which may or may not involve riding a motorcycle. That's my take, not knowing the douchbag myself. :D

    And DWoodward, that was the best freaking response I believe I've ever read. I'm off to buy a TShirt and use it to clean off my bike.
  2. dwoodward

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    douche bag
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  3. DAKEZ

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  4. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    This guy actually attended AND GRADUATED from MMI. What the hell are they teaching folks. He and the other mechanic at the shop claim their teachers told them to never use Shell Rotella because it is recycled oil. :lol3
  5. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Pretty much.

    Put another way- I don't want to meet people who want to meet me because of what I ride, or that I ride. When I do want to meet people, I very rarely want to talk about motorcycles.

    While there is a Honda in my garage- a) it's not mine, and b) It's broken. :dunno.
  6. LowInSlo

    LowInSlo Been here awhile

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  7. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    At some point you'd have to just be rude and pointedly ask the instructor to see his qualifications. I mean come on.

    Advice like this clown is giving out could cost a guy several grand, easy.
  8. DAKEZ

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    Following a catastrophic slide that saw a 50 percent decline in yearly sales following the global recession, Harley-Davidson is looking stronger than ever on the eve of their first quarter earnings statement, which will be released this Thursday. Analysts are predicting a 96 cent per share profit, with most of those experts classifying HOG stock as a "buy" or a "strong buy," despite decreasing net income over the last two quarters due to tough winter and a late advent of spring riding weather.

    http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2013/04/24/harley-davidson-rebounds-as-wall-street-goes-hog-wild.htm
  9. DAKEZ

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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-davidson-attracts-new-riders/
  10. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Apparently making lots of money selling what their customers want.:deal
  11. El Pescador

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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.
    :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  13. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    he can't fool you!
  14. OhBoy

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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. :asshat
    Thank you HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I thought all the ktm guys had stones ?
  16. ktmdirtybiker

    ktmdirtybiker Been here awhile

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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.
  17. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    OR

    You could get an entire kit off Ebay with free shipping an quityerbitchen. :D
  18. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Spectacular!!

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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. :D

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  19. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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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.
  20. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    Mucho nice. I rode one at a demo day yesterday and loved it!