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Old 10-06-2005, 04:22 AM   #31
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Maybe they should get into Scooters. Those sales are growing by leaps and bounds. In defense of the dealers. They have had some booming years but it is Manufactures Suggested Retail Price. If a dealer is limited on how many units they get because of national demand they will and I think should put a premium on a unit. I don't think this makes them crooked. When the demand goes down so does the price. If you need X amount of profit to stay in business and your limited on the product you get, you will have to adjust the price.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:52 AM   #32
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My boss just got new bifocal glasses with Harley-Davidson frames. No sh*t.



(P.S. He doesn't ride and he got those frames because they were the LEAST expensive of the bunch. Seriously.)
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:16 AM   #33
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I'm always completely surprised by the amount of animosity that HD generates in many motorcycle owning Americans. Where is there pride in the fact that at least one US motorcycle marque is still alive and well?



Will all those people snort with derision and pleasure if HD goes away? They can say "Well America used to be a manufacturing country, but now all we have is service industries."



No matter what you all think of HD's products be proud that an American heavy industry is alive and well. Or do you all want your Motorbikes like your TV's, cars, computers, stereos, clothes and all the rest to made somewhere else and imported here.



When none of you have jobs, you won't be able to buy your Suzondayamakis anymore, see how it works?
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:37 AM   #34
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I hear ya.



Let's see, they make a product a lot of people enjoy. They are known for being good to their employees and they give generously to charities and servicemen.



What an embarrassment!



I suppose they could be mean to kids and dogs as long as they built an inline 4 sportbike.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:41 AM   #35
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"I asked the guy in LA about that. His response? "We have a lot longer riding season here."" Well I would say so! Like maybe 365 days a year? What other thing could commend the "Evil Empire of L.A."?



ALSO... Where the Hell is "THE HIGHWAYMAN"! I'm getting pretty damn tired of checking out all the HD posts in the hope of receiving one of His Inspiring Diatribes only to meet disappointment yet again! It must be like how an Atrococycle rider feels when yet again all the Hot Chicks are drawn to the "Real American Manly Men that ride Harleys!" at bike night.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:43 AM   #36
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Warren Buffet would have sold after the second split 5 years ago. (he never holds til the peak, but he's pretty good at selling before the drop)
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:50 AM   #37
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The only flaw there is there is a difference in taking pride in the U.S. and paying too much for an inferior product.

Name a $26,000 American car that has the build quality of a Honda Accord. (not counting the Hondas being built in Kentucky)
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:55 AM   #38
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Absolutely...it's been decades since having a "made in america" stamp on something actually meant it was a better product. H-D isn't the only American manufacturer that needs to realize that, especially with the current economy, a lot of people simply can't justify "keeping their hard-earned-the-american-way-money going to hard-working americans" when there are BETTER products for LESS money.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:12 AM   #39
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I don't hate H-D. I hate the snotty attitude of most of their riders and the snotty attitude of their dealers. As for heavy industry, crap home building is the new American heavy industry and if that implodes, stand clear.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:15 AM   #40
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Right! Think I'll buy me some shares of Berkshire Hathaway. Whoa, 85k a pop! Way outta my league.
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