Harley-Davidson Pan America Thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Ken Hooligan, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    Sorry, I didn’t mention that this was the donor bike.
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  2. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Somebody’s been on the Dragon with theirs:

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  3. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    looks good in black.
  4. max21

    max21 shooter

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    Just picked mine up today. Only got in around a 100 miles . But I am impressed . Holy Shit what a bike from Harley! 8743BE2F-49A2-462A-9D13-C358784DEDD9.jpeg 04CB022E-A2B5-4BF8-9321-72CCFC990103.jpeg 513301A1-BE89-4319-8975-288FCC0CAE7A.jpeg E7F2375C-77F7-4E9C-9DDE-D654533219BD.jpeg
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I switch from bicycle to Moto with the front brakes on opposite sides, my brain instinctively knows which is which.
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  6. KiLeR650

    KiLeR650 tjoseph is unethical.

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    I switched the brakes on my bicycle so I don't have to think about it.
  7. Lee R

    Lee R Man in a Box

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    Me three it’s been crickets since reserving. No contact whatsoever. I called weeks later said may-june but sales rep didn’t know anything about reservations then haven't heard a peep since.

    Harley has made zero contact.
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  8. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile Supporter

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    I bought my first Harley (a 97 Fatboy) in 1996. I ordered it in 1994. I think I called them every week for two years :jack
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  9. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    I tried that once long ago. Had to switch back. Brain kept reverting to bicycle mode.
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  10. Mr Pou

    Mr Pou Been here awhile Supporter

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    Same, so many years of riding both, my brain has no trouble with front brake on the left when on a bike.
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  11. Mr Pou

    Mr Pou Been here awhile Supporter

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    y2blade Long timer

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  13. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    Here is a PSA or an FYI...news from the Live Chat event last evening with H-D management hosted by the H-D Museum for pre-order customers...

    The question was asked...'when will my pre-order arrive?' The answer was that 'the pre-order bikes are shipping now. Check with your dealer because they should be getting the information now.'

    On another note, via the FaceBook PA group, some pre-order bikes arrived at a dealer unannounced. The truck pulled in and there they were.
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I should email this dealer again to see if they've heard when theirs are coming.
  15. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    Well I'm off work today. Going to stop in to the Harley dealer and see if there's any updates on the bike I ordered 3 months ago. If there's nothing, I'll be going down the road to the BMW dealer and picking up a GS/A.

    I've got months of posts here and elsewhere demonstrating how excited I am for this bike, and I'm f*cking furious that any swinging dick can walk into a Tier 1 dealer and buy one while I'm left hanging out to dry.
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  16. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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    The GS would be a better alternative. The GSA feels waaaaay heavier than the PA, and is most certainly bulkier. The PA and GS are very very close in overall feel, ground clearance, fuel capacity, etc.
  17. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    I've owned a GS/A, and I'm familiar with it. I have no interest in a GS.
  18. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    That's quite the reaction.
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  19. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    Glad the bike seems to be a success. I have no stake in this; but as a former IT consultant I find it absolutely shocking that H-D's supply chain software doesn't keep track of where bikes are in the pipeline. So much so that, like Vizzini, I find it
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    And in that spirit- I suspect it's H-D (or dealers for some reason I can't imagine) withholding the info rather than not having it available.

    And the preorder business is really disrespectful to the folks who ponied up before knowing what the bike would be. So much for rewarding customer loyalty.



    The other side of the coin is when a friend bought a GS in about 2008, not only could he track the bike from when it left the factory, but what boat it was on, when it would dock, & the container it was in.
    It mattered to him because he's a NY harbor pilot and wanted to dock the ship :lol3

    I think he also alerted the handlers prior to the container being unloaded and go through customs.

    He was very thorough.
  20. RIVERD06

    RIVERD06 In the woods

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    I hope you get some good news man
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