Harley sales are down........

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Re: Harley sales are down........

Post by HDRider » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:44 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:I've test rode everything over over 1300 cc besides a BMW, and Harley's are at the bottom and Honda is at the top on my list. I really want a new Harley but I can't see my soul over riding my brain.

Why did you not test the BMW?

Logistics of parts and having the bike worked on for starters. And I'm not really sophisticated enough to hang with the BMW crowd.

You owe it to yourself to at least test ride some.

Are you looking at cruisers, or touring bikes?
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Re: Harley sales are down........

Post by Atimm693 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:56 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
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True Grit Farms wrote:I've test rode everything over over 1300 cc besides a BMW, and Harley's are at the bottom and Honda is at the top on my list. I really want a new Harley but I can't see my soul over riding my brain.

Why did you not test the BMW?

Logistics of parts and having the bike worked on for starters. And I'm not really sophisticated enough to hang with the BMW crowd.


I've seen some guys take a BMW adventure bike through places I wouldn't take an ATV, or a boat for that matter. They're a different breed though.

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Re: Harley sales are down........

Post by HDRider » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:58 pm

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HDRider wrote:Why did you not test the BMW?

Logistics of parts and having the bike worked on for starters. And I'm not really sophisticated enough to hang with the BMW crowd.


I've seen some guys take a BMW adventure bike through places I wouldn't take an ATV, or a boat for that matter. They're a different breed though.

If it is 10 degrees and you meet a bike, mark my words, it will be a BMW.
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Post by hillbilly beef man » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:23 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:Logistics of parts and having the bike worked on for starters. And I'm not really sophisticated enough to hang with the BMW crowd.


I've seen some guys take a BMW adventure bike through places I wouldn't take an ATV, or a boat for that matter. They're a different breed though.

If it is 10 degrees and you meet a bike, mark my words, it will be a BMW.


I rode a Honda XR250L 28 miles each way to college for four years. Many mornings it was below 0. Had very little sense and even less money back then. I would have killed to have had a BMW, or anything with a windsheld for that matter. No way I would even think of getting on a bike if it is colder than 60 now.
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Post by boondocks » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:05 am

Ya'll grown men extolling the youngsters to ride bikes haven't seen your son's bike looking a piece of modern art. Pile of scrap metal. Would turn your stomach.
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Post by greybeard » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:24 am

boondocks wrote:Ya'll grown men extolling the youngsters to ride bikes haven't seen your son's bike looking a piece of modern art. Pile of scrap metal. Would turn your stomach.
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We've also seen farm tractors, cars, pickup trucks, airplanes, cow pens, helicopters and skyscrapers look the same way.
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Post by HDRider » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:48 am

boondocks wrote:Ya'll grown men extolling the youngsters to ride bikes haven't seen your son's bike looking a piece of modern art. Pile of scrap metal. Would turn your stomach.
Life is a gift. Use it wisely.
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I been on that.
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Re: Harley sales are down........

Post by True Grit Farms » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:35 am

boondocks wrote:Ya'll grown men extolling the youngsters to ride bikes haven't seen your son's bike looking a piece of modern art. Pile of scrap metal. Would turn your stomach.
Life is a gift. Use it wisely.
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My wife reminds my of that regular, we met after I had a bad crash on one of my bikes and was walking with a cane. I only lack a couple hours and my solo from getting my pilots license. And she says I might as well just get a single seat plane because she's not going to fly with me either. I told her a while back maybe she was getting to old for me, that didn't fly very well.
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Re: Harley sales are down........

Post by JMJ Farms » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:41 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
boondocks wrote:Ya'll grown men extolling the youngsters to ride bikes haven't seen your son's bike looking a piece of modern art. Pile of scrap metal. Would turn your stomach.
Life is a gift. Use it wisely.
Please.

My wife reminds my of that regular, we met after I had a bad crash on one of my bikes and was walking with a cane. I only lack a couple hours and my solo from getting my pilots license. And she says I might as well just get a single seat plane because she's not going to fly with me either. I told her a while back maybe she was getting to old for me, that didn't fly very well.


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