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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I admit it I want a Harley (sheesh)

So tonight I stopped by the new Harley dealer near me. Now let me preface this be saying that I've never been a Harley fan. I've always thought that they were over-hyped and crude, (air cooled... What's with that?) But I admit it I fell in love with a beautiful Road Glide. I don't know what it is about that bike but man, if I only had a spare $20K...


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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 10:45 PM
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is this a bannable offense? where are the mods!!!!

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Nobody Panic! It'll pass.

It's Just the "Buy Me" air that they're pumping into the Harley Dealer's Showroom.

Jump on Your Kawi and Ride until your Lungs & Body has been Purged............

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is this a bannable offense? where are the mods!!!!
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Nobody Panic! It'll pass.

It's Just the "Buy Me" air that they're pumping into the Harley Dealer's Showroom.

Jump on Your Kawi and Ride until your Lungs & Body has been Purged............
LOL!!!

I think if I had an extra 20k to spend, it'd be on a strictly off-road Jeep, not any bike!!

But hey Ron, It's OK.... I think most here wouldn't be too upset even if ya did go the Hardley way. Just as long as ya ride!!


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Nobody Panic! It'll pass.

It's Just the "Buy Me" air that they're pumping into the Harley Dealer's Showroom.

Jump on Your Kawi and Ride until your Lungs & Body has been Purged............
Yep, same stuff they use in the Casinos..."feel good" pheromones added too..

ALOT of Harleys look good sitting in the showroom. But if you want to spend 20 grand for a bike to just look at, you should go a Victory dealer ......



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Krebsne on the darkside. Heritage classic. Was given a rental as a gift. It was a ton of fun. Nothing wrong with a Harley. I just feel better on a cheaper bike I can tinker with and not feel so much financial pressure!

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I have owned Harleys and will again if the price is right or it is an older shovel head or a pan,i rode one of my buddy,s Twin cam Road glide and it was down right civilized compared to the older models I owned,not as smooth as these little high revving 750's we're riding but acceptable at cruising speeds.I really don't get what is so bad about air cooled engines they have worked for years and are lighter and less complicated and have one less fluid to leak.And again I will point to Ducati for some fast air cooled bikes.Just get out and ride,something with two wheels and an engine,I don't care if Earl down the street made it,Have fun ,Denny




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I really don't get what is so bad about air cooled engines they have worked for years and are lighter and less complicated and have one less fluid to leak.
I agree. I understand that engineering-wise it is better (engine runs at more consistent temp, etc.) but I think it's a NEGATIVE of the VN. The extra weight of the coolant and the extremely un-cool radiator hanging off the front.

But I live with it!!
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If I could afford to pay cash for a decent Hardly I'd own one. As for the air cool dis. I do own a Yami Virago. Good solid bike and never a problem. I've 4 other air cooled bikes with virtually no issues. There are many bikes I'd love to add to my stable. I'm simply allergic to payments.

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I too would like to have a HD. I just don't want to pay for it. I buy raffle tickets when they are selling them.

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