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Old 02-08-2001, 09:09 AM   #1
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The ones that are inflating HD are the theives that have been ripping them

off from the mostly hard working riders that buy them. The insurance companies reimburse them and probably most of them buy new ones.

There were 7 stolen in my general area alone last month. Sound fishy?

Well it smells fishy to me! I won't be replacing the I had.

First post maybe, MoMo!
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Old 02-08-2001, 10:00 AM   #2
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Dude, are you a conspiracy theorist? That one is a little far fetched



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Old 02-08-2001, 10:31 AM   #3
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what a revelation...the company AND their bikes

have been overvalued and inflated for YEARS...now that

the market is in a slump the analist are wondering whos

gonna have the cash to buy the over priced HD junk...what

a bunch of smart morons!...freekin' idiots !



gotta love the HD owners 1st post...hard working owners...

man id love to see that...mostly over paid yuppies w/ undeserving

attitudes from what i see on the road.



too bad im not lookin' for a harley...cause there are gonna be

a million on the street CHEAP when this bottom falls out from

under 'em...now what will they say if they cant justify the cost

by claiming its an 'investment'...
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Old 02-08-2001, 11:33 AM   #4
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Doesn't sound fishy to me just a common garden-variety theft ring. They're a dime a dozen because they don't stay in jail long when they do get nailed. How long it'll keep happening in your "general area" depends on how good the pickings are and/or how good the cops are.



FWIW the insurance payout on a Harley is usually less than what a legit owner can simply sell it for in the classifieds, which would discourage fraudulent theft claims if that's what you're suggesting.
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Old 02-08-2001, 12:10 PM   #5
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I thought the bottom would fall out years ago. It

hasn't yet. It seems so many folks want them just to say they own one. I believe it makes them feel they belong to something bigger then life, like a religion. Talk about false idials but the way some people talk about their bikes, what does it leave for one to believe.
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Old 02-08-2001, 12:25 PM   #6
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Who cares, Harleys suck. Why doesnt Polaris make a sport bike? I would ride around on that being a true American badass.
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Old 02-08-2001, 12:52 PM   #7
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Oh man I'm pissed. My FXDX might actually lose as much resale value as every other bike out there. I guess there is a first for eveything.
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Old 02-08-2001, 02:28 PM   #8
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Not only did they make Rv's(Holiday Rambler)but a;so g0lf carts and inert bomb bodies for the military.The reason was simple....diversificationsince the motorcycle business was faltering(in 1985 they sold only 36000 bikes)

Many of you that bash HD and HD riders as fat rich guys forget(or

are too young to know)that less than 20 years ago HD was a struggling company and many of us "fat rich old guys"were struggling 30 year olds trying to keep the old scoot(usually an old TRiumph,panhead,shovelhead etc)

together and dreaming of the day we ould get a new off the showroom one.

Now that we finally raised our kids and put em through school

so we have enough scratch to buy a Harley(who cares they aint state of the art--its what weve dreamed about)the ungrateful wretches bash us for being old fat HD riders.SIIIIIIIGGGGGHHHHH!!!I dont doubt the HD market may drop

in 01 and 02 but dont count on the bottom falling out.....YET!!

2003 is the 100 anniversary...EVERY HD guy you talk to wants one

HD will sell every bike they can make..as well as every 100 year T shirt

THEN....comes 04.Thats when we find out if the efforts in the

area of racing,Buell and the new Porsche engine will bear fruit

Many of us old guys will have bought our last scoot and younger wannabees will have plenty cheap used ones to buy....thats when Hd will have to attract a younger hipper sport oriented rider(like us old guys were in

in 1968.Sorry to interrupt the mindless HD bashing with some thought

but I couldnt help it.

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Old 02-08-2001, 03:40 PM   #9
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Forest Gump say's; "I may not be a smart man but I do know two Hondas are better than one Harley.........
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Old 02-08-2001, 04:21 PM   #10
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Default undeserving attitudes?

I believe somebody who puts down what others choose to ride and shows their jealousy of what somebody else gets paid may be the one with the attitude problem.



I'm one of those "overpaid" people who could afford any bike in HD's lineup quite easily but choose to ride a Triumph instead. Now maybe that's as dumb a choice as a Harley in your book but it's the ride I happen to like (long as I make smart decisions at work I get the luxury of making dumb ones buying a motorcycle --and I deserve that luxury. Sorry if you don't think so.)



However, the last thing I'd ever do is pass judgement on someone else's decision to buy a Harley if they like it and they can afford it.
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