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Old 02-24-2010, 11:55 AM   #31
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When the hell did we start letting wimmin on here?......sheesh..........
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #32
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"I cannot seem to wrap my head around this when they have a lot of quality problems."

Tell us all about the quality problems Harleys have. That way, we can all give an educated answer, and maybe you can wrap your head around the fact that they really don't have any more quality issues than any other motorcycle manufacturer.
Maybe she needs to ask someone who used to own a Harley?
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:10 PM   #33
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Maybe she needs to ask someone who used to own a Harley?

She can ask me, I owned 4 AMF Harley's putting a combined excess of over 150k on them. I can count actual mechanical breakdowns on one hand on all 4 of them. The original Motorola electronic ignition on my 1980 FLHP (at a time when everyone else still ran points I might add.) As far as wear and tear I replaced one exhaust valve and a couple of rear chains and brake pads on the FLHP in close to 70 k miles.


The '78 XLH was virtually bullet proof though I replaced the generator brushes....In fact other than chains and brake pads I had no real maintenance issues at all in over 40k miles.

The '75 XLCH was trouble free though I only put about 10k on it

On the '76 80 in shovelhead chopper I built from the frame up they only problems I had were a dead aftermarket coil which I replaced with a stock HD unit and a rebuild kit for the (used) front brake master cylinder. I spun the stator loose which was my fault because I failed to lock-tite it as specified when I assembled the engine, that in turn damaged the volt pak which I also replaced with stock HD. The used Bendix carb I had was worn and sucked air around the throttle plate pivot and the accelerator pump was worn so I just bought a factory new adjustable main jet Bendix. And the kickstart gear snapped off the 20 year old ratchet top tranny I had so I had to replace that, about a 1/2 hour job if you're slow. I also had one of the used 5 gallon Fat Bob's on it spring a leak and soak my crotch in gas, mainly because I bolted them straight to the frame instead of using a spacer to dampen vibration, this was on a rigid frame bike as well, again my mistake not a design flaw. I put close to 60k on that bike with the usual chain, points and condenser replacements.

Having an engineering background I'm anal about maintenance record keeping, I can give you a rundown on almost every one of the 25 or so bikes I've owned. I guarantee that the AMF Harley's and in fact the TC88's and the TC96 I own are as reliable if not more so that anything else out there.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:52 PM   #34
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Some guys, on the other hand, *have* to expound loudly their opinions, and challenge anyone who disagrees.
I've never seen that type of arrogance arround here.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:51 PM   #35
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I even still open doors for my wife after 37 years.
Always the gentleman!

And, FWIW, I never even notice what forum the posts are in. I just hit the "New Posts" button and away we go... I'll have to start looking at the forums.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:53 PM   #36
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When the issue of reliability pops up in conversations, as it always does Iv never thought it to be a brand thing. Truly I beleive it's the way you maintain any brand you own. Harleys are well known for easy maintenance, that being said Iv spoke with many a people who've owned
Harleys and said they will never own one again. On the flip side Iv seen alot of warranty claims in Japanese dealers not get covered. Iv only been employed at one Harley Dealer through my
illustrious career and probably can't comment in a very fair manner, but Iam trying? All I do know is what everyone else knows the Japanese are bullet proof, but then again anything is if you take care of it properly, and if for some reason you do have a problem make sure your in warranty and can prove she's been service.

Barb, sorry if all these other guys keep the women post count and membership ratings low. If it's any consulation we like you!
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:06 PM   #37
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"Barb, in this case, most of us believe the original poster had a hidden agenda, or was trying to provoke a flame war."

Pretty much correct. I'd bet Victory'Girl' is as phony as a 3 dollar bill. There were no questions about gender, but just the same ole Harley crap. Nothing to see here.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:50 PM   #38
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Hi Folks,

Well, if nothing else, it started a dialog, and that's pretty much always good. So let me restate:

1.) In no manner whatsoever do I want guys to not post here.

2.) My request is to keep it within the comfort zone of female riders.

3.) I agree about the intent of the original post, but have no evidence to
prove it.

4.) Even my Nortons were reliable after I'd gone through them, and I'd
love to have a Harley to try out it's reliability.

5.) I don't think that guys posting here is a deterrent to women
wanting to post. I *do* think that once it gets going, women
tend to sit back and let the guys rant. That's my concern.

6.) Oh, and I like you guys, too..........
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Hi Folks,

Well, if nothing else, it started a dialog, and that's pretty much always good. So let me restate:

1.) In no manner whatsoever do I want guys to not post here.

2.) My request is to keep it within the comfort zone of female riders.

3.) I agree about the intent of the original post, but have no evidence to
prove it.

4.) Even my Nortons were reliable after I'd gone through them, and I'd
love to have a Harley to try out it's reliability.

5.) I don't think that guys posting here is a deterrent to women
wanting to post. I *do* think that once it gets going, women
tend to sit back and let the guys rant. That's my concern.

6.) Oh, and I like you guys, too..........
So, in a nutshell, you want Ken to knock off the gladiator jokes.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:44 PM   #40
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I dont have a vajina and diddnt feel welcomed to post here.
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