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Harley store fun!

So I cruised with my friends who ride Harleys over to the Harley store. Upon entering is when it started, they start following you around trying to help you or sell you something. First I looked at the Fat Bob 114 nice bike, I might add. liked the look but NO I dont need a saleman to run the numbers for me!!! So I get away from the bikes go to gloves and stuff, everything says Harley no wonder they are in the shape they are narrow market on gloves and shirts! Finally I was pretty well done being escorted and this guy asked if he could help me for like the 10th time! I said yea, you can how about you show me the Honda section. He said they didnt have one, I said well do they take Hondas in for trade he said yea they do and I said well where are they. Then he said they dont sell them they wholesale them to there other store. I told him well I guess you cant help me then since everything in this place says Harley no wonder you cant sell any thing its all trademarked Harley and twice as much as regular items. I did get a free hamburger and a FUFU coffee though! I went outside finally peace, I thought NOT!!! Not 10 foot out the door through the lot with bikes in it, the ole can i help you! So I gave in. I asked about the 114 Fat Bob oh yea right here, wanna ride it, sure I said so I rode it, finally peace for 20 minutes when I get back its the ole run the numbers? Told them no, didnt really like it. I did like it actually but would get a Honda Fury before a Fat Bob, I wouldnt pay 22K for a sport bike. My friends said I was not allowed to come to harley with them any more as they laughed, said i was a$$h$le. I told them thanks thats a compliment, I dont like the Hard sale of that store. I have to admit it was awesome to mess with the sales folks, my other friend who rides a Victory said he had the best day of his life laughing at me messing with the sale folks! I love all bikes really Harleys Victorys Honda even a few yamahas and older Kawaski's but geez why the hard sale!

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Grizzly 600
CR250

Its always been Mind over Matter. I dont Mind You dont matter.
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It's about the same as going to a Auto Mall, if you get out of your car you're dead meat

Back to riding after a 30 yr lay off.. Started with a 86 Magna 750 on to a 02 Shadow 1100,99 Magna 750,91 ST1100, finaly a 93 Wing.. and now an 06 1800 Loven Life...
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" wouldn't pay 22K for a sport bike "
you haven't ridden a sport bike in a long while if you think a fat bob is a sport bike

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Sales are down, customer base is shrinking and fewer new buyers.
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So I cruised with my friends who ride Harleys over to the Harley store. ...!
Yeah Man! that's good goofing off

I drive way to fast to worry about my cholesterol

Last Saturday I planned on doing nothing all day, and by noon, I was half way done!
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you can give up on harley unless overheating baggers designed for hood rat is our cup of tea, everrything else is softail which has always sucked.

B motors suck, cant revem or they come apart.



but you do get to feel like a manly man when you lugggggg hell out of it.
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Yea, today was my friends last free service. I rode a new street rod, from like 2016. It hadn't sold, now I know why though I felt so out of balance. Lots of pretty bikes but I like my Goldwing. Its plenty fast, if I want fun fast I'll ride my KZ1000. There paid for too.

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KZ1000
Grizzly 600
CR250

Its always been Mind over Matter. I dont Mind You dont matter.
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street roid! you can make a harley fast and lots of fun and still get 50 mpg....but the dealer cant. hd got in bed with the epa years ago to shut out the aftermarket, (greed). backfired on them. then they lied big time and violated federal law by claiming you couldnt modoify a harley without using hd parts.


i loved taking a customer into the hd showroom and tossing a copy of maggneson moss waranty act on the counter and talking really loud in front of their customers. "you lied to my customer. you violated federal law. would you like to tell these nice folks how they will void warranty by modifying their bikes with non-harley parts?"



now they can only offer stage 1 or 2 download tunes which still hve really skewed timing tables and richen the mix across the board. they cant build a real motor because they have to use hd junk so they can offer hd warranty.



problem is... about 90 percent of their customers still whip outthe credit card to add noise and chrome and totally screw up their bike.
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Very true, even to change the pipes you have to go in and reset the tuner, then an air cleaner, for it again. Then when its warranty is up then raise the rev, and do another tune. I have done a few since I bought the program, if they have a interface.

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Very true, even to change the pipes you have to go in and reset the tuner, then an air cleaner, for it again. Then when its warranty is up then raise the rev, and do another tune. I have done a few since I bought the program, if they have a interface.
pipes , yes. air cleaner , no.



a real exhaust system, with a flowing air cleaner will yield very little power. the choke is still the cams and heads.



example, the 2004 cvo screaming eagle 103 only produced 80 lb tq and 70 hp. time after time . thats only 10 lb tq and about 6 hp over a 88 inch stone stock.
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