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Personally, I wouldn't buy a clone because why should I pay more for a clone, than if I built it myself? When the time comes for me to have a Harley, I'll buy an S&S Twin-cam-b (balanced), a softtail-type frame, *********** upside-down forks and shock, PM wheels and brakes, Mikuni carb, Accell ignition, and all the other tidbits. Then I'll have a better bike than a stock Harley for the same price, and the fun of putting it together myself, with no wait, and no dealer markup. Sad to see any man's vision fade though....
 

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Re: HOPE YOU HAVE THE CASH CAUSE YOU WONT BE ABLE TO FINANCE

You're correct. Not it the normal "bike loan" sense anyway, but if you have a good credit rating there are other creative ways of financing it. Home improvement loans, etc. My major problem with Harley lies with the company itself, and it's policies, not the product. I think they're gouging people like the DeBeers (controlling the supply of diamonds to artificially inflate prices) company does. A comparison on price vs. content between, say, An Aprillia RSV Mille SP, vs. Fatboy. Both have v-twin motors, but the Aprillia has a much more advanced, powerful motor, much better chassis, brakes, and suspension, plus lots of carbon fiber parts. Yet, the Harley is more money, especially IF the dealer doesn't hose you totally with mark-up. Why? As mechanically simple as Harley's are, why aren't they affordable? Are their production plants/processes that ineffecient? Or are they just cashing in? And we won't even go there about the "patented" potato-potato v-twin sound. Any thoughts on these items?
 

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Re: El presidente

I saw an article where, I think it was Confederate, built a much better transmission for the big twin. Smaller, stronger, and shifted better. Anybody have info on this?
 
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