Santa Cruz Harley-Davidson rides into...

Santa Cruz Harley-Davidson rides into sunset

There are 652 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 13, 2008, titled Santa Cruz Harley-Davidson rides into sunset. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

When Santa Cruz Harley-Davidson owner Mike James ran a humorous magazine ad this month for an "End of the World as We Know It" sale, he had no idea how much truth it held.

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phineas

Bel Air, MD

#667 Aug 28, 2009
So, no more fat bald middle-aged white guys with HELOC / Refi dough leftto buy harleys?

What a joke......if you have that kind of loaned money to throw around, get a real bike, like a Ducati or BMW.

“Is that u, John Wayne? ”

Since: Jul 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#668 Aug 28, 2009
You're way too late to the party.

We agreed quite a bit back, doesn't matter what it's origin is. American, Japanese, European... If it's got wheels and you enjoy riding it on a regular basis, you're doing it right.

-Mike-
Brother Bri

United States

#669 Aug 28, 2009
LOST FOR WORDS wrote:
I don't know what to say?
I did not think the SCHD was at risk and I have always gotten great deal on HD products.
I would like to know if anyone else is looking into what can be done about the maintenance contracts that were bought. I have paid $1200 HUNDRED for what? San Jose HD is barely willing to give you a break on those contract.
If anyone knows anything about this or can advise me where to go would be greatly appreciated.
[email protected]
Good luck on that. I too have lost my ars on that one, you will have to get your money out of Mike James' ars. I hear he is hiding out in Puerto Rico or some place like that. P.O.S.
CA rider

United States

#670 Dec 14, 2009
Rob wrote:
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Because this business will be replaced by something more socially responsible. Because fewer people will die on bikes. Because fewer bikes will cut me off on the highways and imperil my life. Because fewer kids will grow up idolizing bikes and weed.
Any of that get through, friend?
What an idiot. The lack of motorcycles is going to change the world? You probably swerve at people riding motorcycles and believe in global warming - that that man can actually change the atmosphere. The same analogy as an ant farting and you dieing of toxic gas.

You pretend to be educated and then there are some of us that actually are, friend.
Stephen Arnold

San Ramon, CA

#671 Dec 20, 2009
The tattered and neglected American flag that Mike James unceremoniously left flying from the roof during his getaway has finally been replaced with a new flag that is now displayed, lit up, and cared for proper.

Bravo Jerry's Sports!
FNG

United States

#672 Dec 29, 2009
phineas wrote:
So, no more fat bald middle-aged white guys with HELOC / Refi dough leftto buy harleys?
What a joke......if you have that kind of loaned money to throw around, get a real bike, like a Ducati or BMW.
Another moron. I AM a "fat, bald, middle-aged white guy with enough dough" and I DID buy a Harley. Mostly because I WANTED a Harley! Now I could have commented on the type of person that buys a Ducati or a BMW but I didn't. Some of us have more class

“Is that u, John Wayne? ”

Since: Jul 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#673 Dec 31, 2009
FNG wrote:
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Now I could have commented on the type of person that buys a Ducati or a BMW but I didn't. Some of us have more class
I've owned all three brands, and many more... Exactly what are you getting at?
RF900R

Santa Cruz, CA

#674 Dec 31, 2009
Moike wrote:
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I've owned all three brands, and many more... Exactly what are you getting at?
"And when he saw that red light
..he gave his bike the gun...
..that fool was the terror
..of highway 101!"

"Motor gently in the greasemud
..for therein lurks the skid deamon"

Life begins at 100.
FNG

United States

#675 Jan 30, 2010
Moike wrote:
You're way too late to the party.
We agreed quite a bit back, doesn't matter what it's origin is. American, Japanese, European... If it's got wheels and you enjoy riding it on a regular basis, you're doing it right.
-Mike-
Amen Brother!
FNG

United States

#676 Jan 30, 2010
RF900R wrote:
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"And when he saw that red light
..he gave his bike the gun...
..that fool was the terror
..of highway 101!"
"Motor gently in the greasemud
..for therein lurks the skid deamon"
Life begins at 100.
WTF?
Beth

Caret, VA

#677 Oct 13, 2010
sueBC wrote:
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Dead on. While I do have empathy for the employees and families involved, the truth of the matter is that these bikes are loud, dangerous, and enable really messed up lifestyles. Why not just sell cigarettes or guns? All kind of senseless.
Poor girl, you must not know too many bikers..you just NOTICE the ones that APPEAR to you to be a drug user, etc... There are SO many more that are people like yourself (women as well ), that are riding WITH people like yourself. AND by that, I mean a successful, law abiding, non gun toting individual who most likely enjoys life and nature and the fellowship of friends. THAT is the reason most people ride . Some, believe it or not, don't drink AT ALL ! IMAGINE THAT ! I know so many people that have ridden for years, and they continue to be wonderful people that have not gotten involved in "really messed up lifestyles"...One CERTAINLY does not need a bike to accomplish that !! I'm from Virginia..I thought you folks in Ca. were more openminded than this !!
FNG

Salinas, CA

#678 Nov 7, 2010
Beth wrote:
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Poor girl, you must not know too many bikers..you just NOTICE the ones that APPEAR to you to be a drug user, etc... There are SO many more that are people like yourself (women as well ), that are riding WITH people like yourself. AND by that, I mean a successful, law abiding, non gun toting individual who most likely enjoys life and nature and the fellowship of friends. THAT is the reason most people ride . Some, believe it or not, don't drink AT ALL ! IMAGINE THAT ! I know so many people that have ridden for years, and they continue to be wonderful people that have not gotten involved in "really messed up lifestyles"...One CERTAINLY does not need a bike to accomplish that !! I'm from Virginia..I thought you folks in Ca. were more openminded than this !!
Most of the Liberals in Santa Cruz (or anywhere for that matter) are only open minded if you agree with them...

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