I stopped by the Harley Davidson shop.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by tessalino, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. tessalino

    tessalino Long timer

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    I'm kind of interested in a VRod with mid controls.

    They had a lot of customers there. I was surprised. This is Oklahoma and winter's here.

    But I think I saw maybe one guy there under 60. I know people talk about that, and a fading demographic, but I never really thought about it till today.

    That's going to be a huge deal in 20 years.
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  2. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer Supporter

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    There will probably be more 60 year old guys in the future to buy Harleys. :D
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  3. justdirtyfun

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    06 streetrod had good suspension and didn't drag pegs like most HD models.
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  4. Rgconner

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    Simple solution:

    Harley Davidson branded coffins, urns and headstones.
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  5. sdmichael

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    You assume these don't already exist?
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  6. Red9

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    Beats my previous half dozen experiences at the local honda, yamaha stores.
    Usually have the entire store to myself.
    Makes me wonder if I were the proprietor which store I'd rather own.... :norton
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  7. BadKarma

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    This, the HD store closest to me is usually pretty busy. And there are plenty of younger people in it. I think HD is moving in the right direction WRT the market realities...

    As always these threads provoke the usual "HD is gonna fail if they don't build X" knee jerk responses we've all been hearing for the past 40 years or so... Who knows, HD may be gone in ten years, it could happen.
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  8. ArmyStrong

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    I like going to the Harley store near me. It is always packed. Usually talk to one of the sales guys who rides a KLR as well as a Harley. I chat with some HD riders sitting on the chairs out front. Store has great snacks, good coffee and sodas for everyone (free my favorite kind). I have done monthly rides with them, the one monthly is open to all (45 HDs, a few other bikes, and my GSA).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I have found HD riders/employees to be very friendly and open to all bikes, and fun to ride with. The dealer here is helping me get some gerbing stuff at a great price. All HD heated stuff is gerbing, so he can get me what I want thru gerbing (BMW compatible stuff).<o:p></o:p>
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    I am in Huntsville AL. I reckon it may be different in some places based on some of the posts here and on FB. There are not a lot of BMW riders in my town, which is fine, my joy has always been riding with others versus what they ride. BMW is perfect for me, as was other brands growing up.<o:p></o:p>
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  9. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    :freaky
    I knew there had to be a few motorcyclists somewhere in this forum.
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  10. Rgconner

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    I hang out at the local BWM/Vespa/Triumph/Ducati/Probably Something I am Missing dealership.

    A&S motorsports is a great place and they go back to the 50's when they were first in Folsom, CA.

    They have a good staff and some of those guys have been wrenching for 30 years, they are always good to talk to. Lot of the customers are cool too, with classic Triumphs and BMWs littering the lot every weekend.
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  11. MotorradMike

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    That was a silly post :D
    My bike has never littered.
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  12. Rgconner

    Rgconner Long timer

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    My Honda likes to leave little presents in the lot...
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  13. tessalino

    tessalino Long timer

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    What do toddlers and Harley Davidsons have in common? They both leave puddles everywhere.
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  14. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    I have never had a puddle under any Harley I owned.

    I have had them under a couple Yamaha's and a Honda.

    Never owned a Toddler...
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  15. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    I have never had a puddle under any Harley I owned.

    I have had them under a couple Yamaha's and a Honda.

    Have 4 children, never found a puddle from them either...
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  16. mattoid1

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    The Harley shops around here (Sioux Falls and Sioux City) have lots of youngsters in them. No one favorite bike to them it seems, the under 40 crowd ride Street Glides to Sportsters and in between. Harley will continue to be strong, seems to me.
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  17. TxRoadDog

    TxRoadDog Shut up and ride

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    I don't go to my local boutique if I can help it... got an indy here that needs the money more than HD.

    Oh yeah... I'm under 30, but there isn't a twin cam I would ride. If it's not old iron or an Evo I'm not going to be seen on it... the whole fat chick thing. :rofl
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  18. tessalino

    tessalino Long timer

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    Well, you can say that again.

    Wait, you just did.

    And, it was a joke.
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  19. Rgconner

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    How else are you going to get easy women with big tits and tattoos?
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  20. vecchio Lupo

    vecchio Lupo Diplomatico Di Moto

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    I currently live about 50 miles from any one of three HD dealers, there fore I rarely find myself close by. In the past I had a big HD shop nearby, I loved going by, those guys like to chat and most of them know what they are talking about, what a plus.

    I like to see the toys and only get bent out of shape when some customer pulls up on his brand new FLHSTCXLCH twin cam big twin Evo whatever dressed like a an extra from roadhouse, and says " so are you finally trading that in on a street Glide? Bout time you upgraded."

    The staff seemed pretty cool and most customers, kind of like any brand I've ever owned. I miss the HD boutique. Yes I have owned 2 HDs and 3 Buells, and would own one again given the right circumstance.
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