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Old 12-25-2003, 05:49 AM   #161
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Default Re: Winger, it's not 1980.

Sad to say, but I know more about his particular choice of motorcycle than he does, and I don't even own one. If this guys head was any farther in the sand, he might be abls to bring us back some chinese food. One thing is certain.

I bet he can eat more doughnuts than you can!
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Old 12-25-2003, 07:14 AM   #162
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Default Re: I guess I have to prove you wrong again

Sound to me like another guy who wanted a Harley and will now spend the rest of his life justifying his purchase, hence the name "xxxx4Life."



I paid msrp for mine here in Oceanside. I just walked in and told the salesman that's what I was willing to pay. I gave him $500 and a couple of months later I had my ride and it didn't have 3 grand worth of "extras" bolted on to it either.
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Old 12-25-2003, 07:15 AM   #163
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Merry Christmas to you too.



It's funny how people with a name like MoveOn are still reliving the 60s.
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Old 12-25-2003, 01:35 PM   #164
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Default Re: I guess I have to prove you wrong again

I have a 2002 wing, there have been two recalls....I THINK I WOULD KNOW. Have there ever been any prior model year recalls on the SuperGlide? I suppose I could go all the way back the introduction of the Gold Wing model and say there were recalls...but I never said there wasn't.



I don't recall ever saying your bike was "junk", although it is overpriced. Again, I don't buy a bike as an investment, I buy a bike to ride. Just as my car, I would not expect someone to pay the same for it used as I paid when it was new. If you can find some suck to pay "three times what my Superglide sold for", good for you. Just let me know their name as I have some ocean front property in Missouri I would like to sell them.



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Old 12-25-2003, 03:54 PM   #165
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Does your W-2 say "Honda USA" on it?
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Old 12-25-2003, 06:15 PM   #166
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I'm going to get all esoteric and weird here, but bear with me. Motorcycling is the greatest thing, ever, period. It's expensive. It should be expensive. There is nothing else worth spending money on, unless you crave such bland distractions like housing and child-rearing.



So buy a fantastic motorcyle and USE it for a long, long time, put a zillion miles on the thing, ride hundreds of miles in the rain, spend countless nights in the cold garage wrenching, have wonderful memories with yer ol' lady on the back, get chased by bears through some national park and otherwise spend hours and hours in the saddle generating experiences that you'll hold indelibly in your mind for the rest of your life.



Why worry about losing a few thousand lousy bucks here or there? "Long ride" indeed! If you're so worried about resale value, I would wonder how hard you will use the thing- do you avoid the rain? Do you avoid long trips? Do you hang back from gravel trucks and avoid dirt roads? That would reduce my fun and that isn't worth the money.



I buy a bike and use it up completely, like the commodity it is. My SV650 was pretty much unrecognizable after 22 months and 21,000 miles. I crashed it 4 times and rode about 4000 miles on various racetracks. The $6000 I spent on the bike was pretty much used up, but I gained invaluable experience and I'm a much better, safer rider now.



It's better to have a motorcycle and no money than money and no motorcycle. Resale, shmesale! Ride what you love! Ride what does the job the best! Ride it because your grandpa had one! But money and logic needs to be put on the back seat where it belongs.



Thanks very much for your nice comments and ride, ride, ride!
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Old 12-26-2003, 03:03 AM   #167
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Default Re: I guess I have to prove you wrong again

So you were wrong and can't admit it. I can see why. You bought a "superior" machine that isn't so superior. Must be a big downer. There were four recalls on YOUR MODEL Wing no matter what the year. They are all the same, which means if they didn't recall it in 2001 then the same things would be wrong in 2002. Harley has redesigned the Superglide 4 times since mine was made. You sure you are old enough to own a Wing? You sound like you are 15. Maybe all the doughnuts have clouded your brain. LOL
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Old 12-26-2003, 03:21 AM   #168
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Default Your words decieve you.

Nobody said anyone was "worried" over losing or gaining anything. I was just pointing out what is the reality of today's situation. If money is put on the back seat, then why all the cost/performance ratio in mags, including your own? How many times has an excellent bike lost because it "cost too much"? If the Harley was $4000 cheaper than the Yamaha, would it have come in first here? I think so, don't you? My point is, if you want to throw money off the back end then throw it off the front end.



Your quote "In my mind, a $16,000 motorcycle should have more power than you can use in any situation," Why should this be true if money is no object?



Sean quote "Which one would you rather ride, the Harley, or the Silverado with an extra $4,000 in your pockets? " Again a reference to cost.



Again you "I might have picked this bike as my favorite, and at a cool four grand cheaper than the Harley, it would be a hard pick were it my own dough. "



Why such a hard pick "for your own dough"? You mean you are actually worried about money?? Don't you just ride, ride, ride and use the damn thing up, and not care about what the cost may be? Now you have me confused. I get confused easy though.
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Old 12-26-2003, 04:38 AM   #169
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Default Re: Your words decieve you.

A real rain storm just rolled through San Diego and tomorrow is supposed to be 58 and sunny. I'll be taking one of my inferior machines for a ride. Get yer ass on a plane.



I need to start practicing for a threatened Iron Butt ride in the Spring.
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Old 12-26-2003, 05:49 AM   #170
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It actually rained in Dago? Doesn't that result in all the roads being closed due to the SoCal drivers crashing in huge numbers? Do you have to give up riding when it rains?



I was in Dago in 1968 at the Naval Training Center when it actually snowed. You'd a thought the world was going to end.
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