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Old 01-23-2003, 02:36 AM   #51
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Default Re: Hard times coming for Harley?

They said that with Microsoft and IBM too. So what's your point?
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:37 AM   #52
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Default Re: Hard times coming for Harley?

The common thread here is the constant need for the "Nomad buyers" to justify their purchases.



He sounds like he really wanted a Harley.
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:41 AM   #53
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I wasn't cool enough to hang with the engineering students I guess. I spent most of my time at Monte's Den drinking anyway. That's what we liberal arts majors do!



My guess is that most youngins on college campuses ride what they can afford. Ask your friends at Edutech what they would ride if cost were no object and if one of them says ZX6 I'll fill my motorhome with your favorite beer at Laguna Seca.
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:43 AM   #54
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And an angry 41 at that. Perhaps a disgruntled former H-D employee.
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:44 AM   #55
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You should change your name to Nostradamus. Somehow, you know what everyone is going to want in the future, when nobody really does. Maybe the next generation will shun motorcycles altogether. certainly you don't know. If you REALLY knew that, you would be investing in that next hot stock, instead of gracing us with your predictions of the future. Betting against Harley is a guess; one that was wrong for the last 17 years. I guess if I bet on a team to lose, I would be right eventually, but that doesn't make me any smarter than anyone else, just more persistant.
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:48 AM   #56
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Comparing "Apples" to Harleys is not even relevant, nor very applicable. Apple had the schools locked up, but businesses had the PC in their office. People bought PC's because that was what they used at work. If anything, you proved that Wintel (like Harley) was right, as they DID wait until they got older. So much for your analogy....
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:55 AM   #57
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Performance is measured in many ways. Maybe they won't fall for the 3 more horsepower 3 pounds lighter hype either?
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:57 AM   #58
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I am a dad. And my son has absolutlely no interest in motorycles. None. If he is the future, then Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kaw, and Harley are all in trouble.
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Old 01-23-2003, 03:00 AM   #59
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Do you smell that? That smell. That Harley smell.

I love the smell of a Harley thread in the morning. Smells like emotion.
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Old 01-23-2003, 03:14 AM   #60
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The real opportunity here is in picking up some cheap shares of stock. Just because investors make short term jumps doesn't mean Harley is going down. Look at earnings potential, dividend policy, PE ratios, talk to a knowledgeable broker and then pick up a bargain. Let's keep motorcycle talk about motorcycles and business talk about business. Mix the two and you will not be happy either way. Love Harleys - buy Harleys. Hate 'em if you like. But invest your serious dollars with your emotions in check.
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