Harley-Davidson: Can Harley-Davidson afford to keep motorcycle ...

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Harley-Davidson Inc. management informed employees Thursday that it is in the midst of a study to determine whether it is financially feasible to keep manufacturing operations in Wisconsin.
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Harleys are the best bike hands down.

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RickySanders wrote:
Harleys are the best bike hands down.
Based upon what? If you say reliability, that's the funniest thing I've heard in years! Maybe their cutting edge technology? Nah, it couldn't be that, they just closed Buell, the only part of the company that was trying to keep up with the rest of the worlds motorcycle manufacturers. If you want a bike just to be a babe magnet, you might be on to something. Only thing is, most women who are attracted to harleys can't tell the difference between a harley and a japanese vee twin with loud pipes. I will say there is nothing sweeter than a panhead with straight pipes idling with the ignition spark retarded just a tad.
BILL

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#45
May 5, 2010
 
RickySanders wrote:
Harleys are the best bike hands down.
disagree get the buell back and shut harleys door 'and mr keith wandell can shoot his self in the head
Gipper

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#46
May 10, 2010
 
freddy wrote:
Honda 86,000 miles
Yamaha 67,000 miles.
Just need tires. Try THAT HD.
No clutch plates?
No brake pads?
No throttle cable?
No clutch cable?
No lights burnt out?
No oil changes?
No tranny oil changes?
No water pump chains?

No nothing huh? Wow, I'd have to say out of ALL the trolls on the net, you're the best.
Here, try to beat this, if you can stop yourself from BSing everyone here.

1991 HD FXR
86,400 miles as of today.
Yes new clutch plates. New brake pads. A LOT of fluid changes. New light bulbs now n then... The list goes on.But I have yet to STILL do my upper. Suck on that import boy.
freddy

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OK you nit-picking f***. I change my oil every season (at least), and other than the occasional light bulb, NO. Nothing else!

Hard to believe, hey? Sorry I'm not into riding something that's based on 100+ year-old technology.
John Q

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#48
May 11, 2010
 
freddy wrote:
OK you nit-picking f***. I change my oil every season (at least), and other than the occasional light bulb, NO. Nothing else!
Hard to believe, hey? Sorry I'm not into riding something that's based on 100+ year-old technology.
HORSE HOCKEY.....All of it.
There isn't a brake pad, or clutch plate set made that gets those kind of miles. By the way Freddy boy, I work at Sportland II I wrench on bikes all week long. You're full of it. Nothing more.
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#49
May 11, 2010
 
I have to wonder how many of these mental midgets that are commenting here even own or have ever owned any brand motorcycle and ridden more than 300 miles / year? Back to your basement boys and hide those sticky socks under the mattress. Mommy will be calling you soon, time to go to school.
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#50
May 11, 2010
 
Fine. You win.
Arguing with people like you never goes anywhere. You win. You the man! You know everything there is to know. ALL HAIL JohnQ!

I wouldn't let Sportland touch my go-kart. Maybe that's why I've been doing pretty good so far.
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#51
May 11, 2010
 
300 miles a year?

I suppose you've never heard of Iron But.t?
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Wow! There's a lot of anger here! I didn't read the all but is there a Harley (UNION) worker here? You could possibly lose a lot. Ask Mercury. As for the non-Harley owners, did you come to the Harley ride down Bluemoud Road and wish them well? Where's the love for fellow bike riders? Both have some thinking to do instead of arguing.
tommyg

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#53
May 12, 2010
 
I say the union tells harley to move the company.
Mimi

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May 13, 2010
 
dawn wrote:
<quoted text>,,yes i agree with you all the way
What is wrong with people making a decent wage? Instead of everyone saying what people should make. See what greed the CEO's make at many companies. Share the wealth. Put blame where its due.
Many companies who move south or overseas never reduce their prices and who is greedy then. And we as Americans need to start praising the unions for getting wages where they need to be.
If you think a low wage job won't move, you are wrong my freind.
Mimi

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#55
May 13, 2010
 
Who are we to judge what people make in the middleclass. Good for HD employees, good they make decent wages. What do CEO's all do to make the money they make, or sports figures, or movie stars.
Everyone feels they deserve to make what they make.
And others shouldn't be so judgemental and put it down. Go after the companies that can afford it and don't pay it. Like Walmart.
MAJOR

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#56
May 13, 2010
 
Mimi wrote:
Who are we to judge what people make in the middleclass. Good for HD employees, good they make decent wages. What do CEO's all do to make the money they make, or sports figures, or movie stars.
Everyone feels they deserve to make what they make.
And others shouldn't be so judgemental and put it down. Go after the companies that can afford it and don't pay it. Like Walmart.
As I stated earlier, since when is it a crime to earn a decent wage.What some of these digital dimwits seem to forget is this country was built off the sweat and blood of the American workers.Our grand parents and parents toiled and sacrificed alot to establish unions or labor organizations to protect the rights of future generations,you and I.There was a time when the "people factor" was given alot of consideration regarding the overall operation of some of the larger companies.Nowadays corporate planners don't even waste a nano second regarding the "people factor" in the decision making process.We have in essence become nothing more than a commidity, you know like corn, and wheat, and frozen concentrated orange juice.And loyalty,ninja please!Its all about MONEY.Years ago if a corporate CEO forecast quarterly earnings of 12%,he was considered a god.Today you won't find an EMPLOYED corporate CEO forecasting earnings of ONLY 12%.GREED.When is enough to much.Don't u think its a strange coincidence that oil companies schedule their plant maintenance during the busiest part of the driving season,or the cost of fuel spikes 2 days before all major holidays.And lets not get into a discussion about the poor health insurance companies.Yobama fixed that problem with his medical insurance plan.Oh joy.Yes,I can see why there should be such an outcry when all the average american is trying to do is earn enough money to pay the bills and keep a roof over his head,while the corporate fatcats keep putting holes in the roof.

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