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It's happening. Columbus, OH : Fatboys in the paper for $13 k; last year they were no lower than $17k. I'm not hip on Harley nomenclature, but there was a <3 year old non-Sporty (FXDX maybe?) for $9500. I'm sorry people are going to take a bath who paid $18k for a used bike and expected to sell them for the same, but that's Supply and Demand for you.

 

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Re: I've seen them in person.

Thanks for the link. Now if they could just get the price down to around 12 grand...
 

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Re: Hardlys

I use to break-in Harleys for a rental place in Compton Ca. (Moturis). They offered up Dynaglides and New Heritage Softails as sacrifices to the public. Dan Schneider, Pres. of Moturis, said they kept the Harleys for about 10 thousand miles, then pawned them off on unsuspecting souls for top $$$ (before they blew up). Also, they purchased the Harleys from Switzerland (?). I know, I'm the Customs Broker that imported them. Got 'em in free of duty, American Goods Returned. Ha ha.
 

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Re: used market

Have you noticed how many of the HD's you see on the road are 100 year models? Up here almost every one you see is new. Theres either a lot of newbies or a lot of trade-ins out there now. Maybe Buzz can pick up a used Wheezer-Glide for a parts bike. If all the pent-up demand for HD was satisfied with the new sales on 100 year models next year may see a down turn for Harley

Which is moot anyway because this new Thruxton should kick the ***** out of any "traditional " styled bike on the road. Thats exactly what I was trying to build, without much luck or money when I was a teenager. I love that '60's cafe` style, always have. When everyone was trying to build choppers, I was turning the bars upside down and putting my feet on the back pegs, now I can buy one off the showroom, how cool is that!
 

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Re: used market

This bike reminds me of the 72 Bonnie street tracker I built when I was 18. All this one needs is a big bore, cam, head work, bigger carbs, and TT pipes and away we go! Wheelie Heaven!
 

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Lord only knows how you broke them in. Full throttle runs?

I've owned two and they have been totally reliable although my Geezer Glide is still a little too new to make that claim. I put 35,000 on my Evo Low Rider with nothing more than oil changes and tires.
 

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Sense of humor in full play.

I didn't know that Harley-Davidson isn't a motorcycle company!

I've got to go now. I've got to get my swastika on an go goosestepping with my Republican buddies.
 

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Uhhhhh, economic and demographic trends were a LOT different in the early 80's than today. IF the bike mkt crashes, I'd imagine it would be later rather than sooner and will have almost everything to do with not enough new, young riders...
 

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Any chance of making a point some time soon?

We all know HD's suck and it's only a matter of time before the motorcycling public wake up and immediately transport all their hogs to the local scrap yard, where they undoubtedly deserve to be.

In other news, I think the Thruxton is a great idea and looks beautiful, I'm predicting that Triumph (with all their new goodies) has a bonanza year.
 

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Wait a second, Vinnie, you used the "H" word, meaning yet another entry has been made into the Harley diatribe, that is this post.

Harleys rule man, they're kind of like...er...big Cushmans..

I wanted to talk about Nortons anyway...
 

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Re: Did you have your sense of humor surgically removed?

>But, hey, I don't expect any

>conservative (or fascist) to have

>any REAL compassion.

Good point. Look how mean they've always been to compassionate liberal socialist utopias like the Soviet Union, East Germany, Cuba...

Bastards.

>Seriously, the bust in the

>motorcycle actually IS comprable

>to the Great Depression if you

>have a large stake in the

>motorcycle industry like I (or the

>hundreds of thousands of honest,

>hard working people struggling for

>low pay in the motorcycle

>industry)do.

Yeah, it's exactly the same. Your only recourse will be to sell apples, because the nationwide 25% unemployment rate will make it impossible for you to find alternative employment outside of the motorcycle industry. Hitch up the Tin Lizzie, Ma, it's Californy or bust.

>Maybe Harley charges to-the-moon

>prices, but do you know what? They

>aren't really part of the

>motorcycle industry. They are

>their own thing, like snowmobiles

>or jetskis, so they don't really

>count.

A periodic slump in motorcycle sales is the equivalent of the greatest economic disaster of the 20th century, and Harleys don't count as part of the motorcycle industry. With this kind of clear-minded, rational economic analysis, you should throw your hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination.

And no, I'm not a Republican or a conservative, so save your undergraduate-level assumptions.
 

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Maybe the 2004 Thunderbird Sports will sell a little better. I have a TBS and like them alot, but the Halloween colors for 2003 looked, for lack of a better word, stupid, to me.. Of all the colors they have, why did they go with that combo????!
 

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Re: Big deal

Ahh, the fabled Thruxton.

It's too bad Triumph couldn't come up with something that doesn't look like an accessorized CB350, with clip-ons and big goofy pipes (does Paul Dunstall = fishtails?)

I was enthused to say the least, that Triumph had designed a new cafe-type motorcycle.

But, after viewing some of the pictures, I've decided the boys at Hinkley must have picked up some designers from Jawa somewhere along the line.

That big lump of a motor has all the charm of a sunbeam toaster. I mean, look at it. It's like something Kawasaki would have foisted on the public in 1978.

Jeez, couldn't thay have done something with the motor, give it that "classic" Triumph look?

Wait a second, I was on an MZU site. Sorry.
 

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Re: Hardlys

I broke 'em in nice and easy, buy you know that a rental anything has to stand up to, ham fisted oafs.

Just relaying what the owner of the shop said.

Personally, I liked both bikes, the Dynaglide seemed the best.

I broke-in BMW 850R's for the same place. Moturis would keep them for 40-45K, then off 'em.
 
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