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Old 04-13-2005, 01:49 PM   #41
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Hey, if it didn't wobble, shed parts, and spit oil wouldn't that make worth more, as it would be one of a kind? VWW
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Old 04-13-2005, 02:05 PM   #42
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Don't you just hate it when your First Post turns out to be ... Second Post? Sorry no membership in the MOFPC* this time. *Motorcycle Online First Post Club



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Old 04-13-2005, 02:10 PM   #43
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In Washington DC revising your growth from 8% to 5% is called a "cut."
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Old 04-13-2005, 02:16 PM   #44
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I like the "PS", why can't Harley respond to a huge American market that buys Ducks , Harley could have this market and % international if they could think past the 40, I mean 50 year old wannabe's , at least give the other street dancers a chance to put their money in an U.S. market
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Old 04-13-2005, 02:25 PM   #45
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I'd panic but since the clock is always ticking, anyway...why bother? Seeing people get upset by things like the stock market makes me miss the threat of nuclear war.
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:50 PM   #46
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Maybe yours...
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:11 PM   #47
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You're preaching to the choir as far as buying and holding and not trying to "time" the market. Seems that most people can't even get the "buy" part figured out, and fail to invest any money at all. 401k's make it so easy, and most companies offer some form of match as an incentive, so there is really no excuse.



I don't own stock in HD either, but if i was to invest stock in just one of today's motorcycle companies, it would be HD. People may like to flame their bikes, but I think HD as a company, knows what the're doing.



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Old 04-13-2005, 04:30 PM   #48
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New American Motorcycle Unveiled



At a press conference late Monday, the CEO of Johnson Marine, makers of Johnson outboard marine engines and other recreational equipment, unveiled a new line of heavyweight cruiser style motorcycles designed to compete head to head with industry leader Harley-Davidson.



Peter Long, Johnson brands marketing manager said, "We have studied the market and determined that Harley, while highly successful, has narrowly missed the mark when targeting motorcycle buyers". Long added, "We, at Johnson, are convinced our product hits the target dead center and promises to draw sales away from Harley-Davidson in a way no other motorcycle has been able to accomplish".



The new line of bikes, marketed under the name 'Big Johnson Motorcycles', will, according to Long, deliver what Harley has only promised. "Our research show that this, a Big Johnson, is what Harley buyers are really after".



At the unveiling of the new line Monday, several current Harley owners agreed. "When I bought my Harley, what I really needed was a Big Johnson", said one Harley owner." But I see now that riding a Harley is no replacement for having a Big Johnson."



Manager Long also said that his company would follow the lead of Harley-Davidson and cash in on a huge market for non-motorcycle related products. "We realize that not every guy can have a Big Johnson", said Long, "But image is very important to people. If they don't have a Big Johnson, they at least want to project the image of having one."



Asked if he anticipated Big Johnsons showing up in the hands of Harley owners, Long said it was unlikely. "I just don't see the need to have a Harley if you have a Big Johnson", he said. "And I can't imagine someone who spends all their resources to acquire a Harley having a Big Johnson. I think it boils down to this - You either have a Harley, or you have a Big Johnson, but you are not likely to have both. "Given the choice", said Long. " I think most guys will opt for the Big Johnson".



Another force driving sales for the company will come from women. A survey of the wives and girlfriends of nearly 1,000 potential motorcycle buyers indicates less than 5% would approve of their partner spending $15,000 on a Harley Davidson. But, when asked if they would be willing to pay the same amount of money to get their partner a Big Johnson, nearly 4 out 5 thought that would be money well spent.



One female present at the product unveiling was quoted as saying, "There is no way I will let Lonnie drop 15 grand on another one of those Harleys, but 15 grand to get him a Big Johnson? Well, that something we could both enjoy and it's something he really needs."



Carla Roundheel, manager of the dealership network now being established, said her motto is simple. "I service what we sell." Big Johnson motorcycles will be traded on the stock exchange under the abbreviation P-ENVY
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:31 PM   #49
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not having the wife on back sounds like a great thing! yet another reason not to buy the most expensive, worst performing motorcycle in the world...
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:49 PM   #50
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Very clever. I do enjoy the overstatement of the obvious. Thanks.
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