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Old 10-16-2003, 08:38 AM   #31
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Default Re: Another Record? Buy a 57 Chevy and make me happy.

Price-Cost=Profit Suzy no problem there. But in H-D's case the Cost is only the price of labor and material since any (cough) R&D was paid for back in the 1950's So keep buying the motorcycle equivalent to a 57 Chevy. Please support by daughters' college fund.
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Old 10-16-2003, 08:39 AM   #32
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Default Re: I hope so because....

Oh yeah Harley's are so popular in Europe (not)
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Old 10-16-2003, 08:44 AM   #33
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Default Re: Another Record?

My, how you somehow twisted what I said. Tell me the difference between "products" and "durable goods". I don't think there is muc if any, but go for it. Tell me one dotcom that produced ANYTHING. They were service oriented to provide something that was a pipe dream. Ya think that's why it all collapsed? Duh! Maybe "service" and "products" is lost on you. The dealers make money selling PRODUCTS don't they? Maybe I missed something there. HDFS finances PRODUCTS don't they? Did I miss something there too? I've been watching H-D since 1970, and they NEVER have discounted their products. Not even when they were going out of business in the 80's. Never. That is 33 years on my count. they never got cheaper. If you are waiting for that "cheap Harley" you will be waiting a Looooooooog time.
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Old 10-16-2003, 08:45 AM   #34
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Default Re: Another bad review for the new Firebolt (reality check)

Heh heh. Japanese bike partisans should be careful about comments about cracking frames. GoldwingGoldwingGoldwingGoldwing.



This clown Kook is simply unbelieveable.
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Old 10-16-2003, 08:48 AM   #35
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Default Re: Another Record?

The current P/E ratio for HD stock is 21.00;definitely NOT an overpriced stock.its stock actually went down this year despite incredible sales because people kept predicting 2004 would be a bad year due to post 100 year anniversary sales drops.I sold my little bit of stock(at a good profit) because I bought into this theory.If Harley REALLY produces and sells 318000units in 04 we were all wrong.Their HAS to be an end to this incredible boom sometime,but an end to a boom doesnt mean a bust.Judging by the 30 somethings riding HD's around here I expect HD to remain strong for the foreseeable future
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Old 10-16-2003, 08:49 AM   #36
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Default Picture of a cracked motor mount on new Buell

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Old 10-16-2003, 08:54 AM   #37
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Default Re: Picture of a cracked motor mount on new Buell

Yessir, that there is a crack!



Looks to be a metallurgical problem.



The question then becomes, did the engineers at Honda and H-D (sorry, Buell) go to the same school?
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Old 10-16-2003, 08:55 AM   #38
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Ohnonononono.. you have it all wrong. According to MO's resident expert prognosticator only 50-something greyponytailed babyboomers are buying Harleys. All those 30-somethings you see riding them are only figments of your imagination. (sarcasm off).



And you are absolutely right. Then end of the boom doesn't automatically man a bust.



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Old 10-16-2003, 09:02 AM   #39
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Default Re: Midnight Rider! Was yours the distant thunder heard in the night?

Gimme those Benny Hill reruns any day of the week!
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:10 AM   #40
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The big question is why is he following you around like a lost school girl? I think he's torn between you are Buz. You guys are gonna have to decide who which one gets him.
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