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Old 07-23-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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If you guys think custom motorcycles are expensive, you've never shopped new boats.

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Motorcycling is a cheap hobby.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #12
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If you guys think custom motorcycles are expensive, you've never shopped new boats.

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Holy effing crap!

Half a million for a fishing boat.

I paid 10 grand for mine!
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #13
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I'd suggest some anti-fouling bottom paint for Sarnali as well!
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:10 PM   #14
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I'd suggest some anti-fouling bottom paint for Sarnali as well!
Wait a second. You're the guy who feeds his girlfriend chili and Keystone Beer by the case.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:18 PM   #15
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Who can afford these things? I'll be sure cash out a CD and run right down to place my order.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #16
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If you guys think custom motorcycles are expensive, you've never shopped new boats.
Or tried to maintain one.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #17
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Or tried to maintain one.
"If it flies, floats or f**ks, rent it."
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:12 AM   #18
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"If it flies, floats or f**ks, rent it."
I like that, definately a cheaper alternative then buying the farm.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:42 AM   #19
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"If it flies, floats or f**ks, rent it."
Thats awesome sir... i salute you.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:03 AM   #20
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Love the Flies, floats F%cks quote. Richard Branson said that. Interestingly, in a more thoughtful moment, he also said
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The problem with capitalism is that a few individuals become extremely wealthy. Therefore, with that wealth comes extreme responsibility
There are people for whom 37K is a months earnings - on their investments. These bikes are for them. They tend to work in the financial industries and are the same guys who brought us the great recession. Nice to see they are doing OK these days as Wall St. closes in on 13K. Feel free to hate them at will. Yes, I will admit to being blantantly envious of such wealth, but also somewhat glad that some people in this rarified class ride bikes. For what the buyer gets over the standard bike, the premium is justifiable, assuming the owner has the means to pay the fare and is tuned into "Harley Math".

These are "halo" bikes too - the maximum expression of what Harley can do with their platform. From a marketing perspective, they are the equivalent to a Lexus F or a Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang. Their coolness trickles down to mere mortal regular owners, who secretly fantasize about their plain vanilla (but very smooth and tasty vanilla at that) Lexus or V6 mustang (a very cool car, actually) having a family connection to the "F" or a Shelby GT.

It occurs to me, if HD put the "good" engine in their regular bikes, what could they do to differentiate the CVO models? With the stock large garden implement power levels, they are keeping you down man! Fight the power - both in the world of finance and at your HD dealership. For money that a stock bike costs, one really should get the CVO engine. That does present a problem though - what would the rich boys get to lord over you then?

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