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Old 12-12-2006, 04:51 PM   #51
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Not true...Harley bought 51% of Aermacchi in 1960, way before the AMF buyout.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:56 PM   #52
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:59 PM   #53
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Some facts.... Japanese motored choppers have been around on this side of the Atlantic(the real right side)since the 60's. The HD traveling museum had Aermacchis in it. The official HD historian Martin Rosenblum has written articles on Aermacchi. Yes,HD sorta ignored it for awhile but they dont hide it and arent dishonest about it.



Not that you care,but I thought I'd throw out some facts just for something different.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:01 PM   #54
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We're talking about evidence for a significant decline of Harley market share, and kpaul links to - a comment about Matt Mladin.



I think I just ruptured my spleen laughing.



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Old 12-12-2006, 05:08 PM   #55
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There are LOTS of non Harley (or Harley clone) powered customs.Arlen Ness has built several Victory customs, Roland sands actually built a custom with Kenny Roberts' Proton GP motor. This is nothing new...back in the day there were many Brit engined and Japanesse engined choppers. Hell,I remember an Ariel square 4 chopper. I dont know why everyone seems surprised at a Yamaha custom. KEEERIST, even Easyriders magazine has been including metric customs for years. Hell,next thing we know,our little buddy will be "predicting" the rise of non Harley customs.....another prediction that is already happening.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:31 PM   #56
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I think it's waning. I've seen more in the way of board-tracker and bobber customs lately (which, unlike choppers, I dig.)
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:28 PM   #57
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"obsolete products "



Harleys are obsolete the way M1911s are obsolete.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:43 PM   #58
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Apparently Kook disagrees with the concept that by using wider tires one can get better tire life while using softer compounds for better grip than one can get using narrow cruiser tires that require harder compounds for equal life. This obvious priciple is beyond the poor fool's understanding.



And he's still trying to prove me wrong for saying that cruisers have better brakes than sportbikes...something I never said.



Anyhow the examples of his inability to understand the simplest and most obvious concepts of every subject from technology to politics are over-abundant.



He used to be funny to me but the mentally ill wreck that is Kook is no longer entertaining. I fear for his wife and children since he is obviously dangerously psychotic and if pushed too hard is likely to murder tham all. Best to not antagonize him any more.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:48 PM   #59
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We've been saying that HD is gonna have downturn for decades now. I make absolutely no bets on it any more.



However the Euro's value, considering the state of Europe's unproductive, looter societies (10% unemployment... 20% for people under 30) is a complete mystery. I'll bet the Euro collapses before HD.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:18 PM   #60
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Yeah, but after "American Board-Tracker" is rammed-down the throats of Discovery Channel's audience for the next 3 years, you'll be sick of that too.



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Paul Jr.: "But Pop, I've BEEN working 26-hr days for the last six years - when can I take a lunchbreak? People are sayin' my creativity is waning, and all I can think about is 'Spider-Themed' Board-Trackers!"



Paul Sr.: "I'm sick and tired of your excuses! I'm the only one puts in a full-days work here! If you need me, call my cell -- I'm goin' for my Massage......... Mikey, make me Laugh, you Goon."





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