Should You Buy a New Harley Davidson

Nov 10, 2007 Full story: Car Junky 547

You may think that purchasing a new motorcycle is as easy as simply picking a model, going to the nearest dealer and paying for it. via Car Junky

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Irover

Mount Laurel, NJ

#1 Nov 11, 2007
Don't forget, what you get is not what you
can ride! Once you pay the sticker price,
you'll need a new EFI unit, air cleaners, and
pipes. That is before the chromeosexual add-ons!
Truckin

United States

#2 Nov 11, 2007
Don't forget a tough-guy leather jacket, some fringed leather chaps, brain bucket, H-D boots, and a 200lb woman with cottage cheese legs to sit on the "P-pad".

First time the yuppy scrapes a pipe he'll be needing new underwear.

“Work to Ride - Ride to Work!”

Since: Nov 07

Kingston PA

#3 Nov 11, 2007
First two posts are hilarious!!!LOL
Should anyone buy a new harley? short answer: NO. Long answer: NO. Why buy new 'overheater' when the used market is flooded with bikes that run just fine? AND have the pipes already done, plus chrome doo-dads.
LONG LIVE THE EVO !!!!
Ray

Cabot, AR

#4 Nov 12, 2007
EVO's are the best.

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

Middleboro, MA

#5 Nov 12, 2007
Truckin wrote:
Don't forget a tough-guy leather jacket, some fringed leather chaps, brain bucket, H-D boots, and a 200lb MAN with cottage cheese legs to sit on the "P-pad".
First time the yuppy scrapes a pipe he'll be needing new underwear.
Sounds like 70plyRR to me...

Since: Jan 08

Sulphur, LA

#6 Jan 11, 2008
Why would you ask strangers for advice on a personal purchase? Be a man make a decissiun and live with it.
Truckin

United States

#7 Jan 12, 2008
bigtony wrote:
Why would you ask strangers for advice on a personal purchase? Be a man make a decissiun and live with it.
What is a decissiun?
azumaguy

Lynwood, CA

#8 Jan 12, 2008
My latest Harley is an '07 electra glide classic, black, the "batwing." I've got about 6,000 miles on it and like it quite a lot. The rear jug does run pretty hot, blame the EPA for that. I've heard some whining about the transmission but works fine for me and I really like the 6th cog. The fuel injection is flawless. The Crise control is better than my toyota by far. The bike's fit and finish is superb. Aftermarket service at Simi Valley, CA HD has been absolutely first-class.
I LOVE MOTORCYCLES! All kinds of bikes: Harley, ducati, yamaha, Kawi, suzuki, I've owned many of them, each had it's unique pleasures and pains.
Ride what you like and shut up.
Ray

United States

#9 Jan 14, 2008
i like evo's, never had too do any major work on either of mine. (i have heard some good things about the new ones though)
KAWASAKI

Western Springs, IL

#10 Jan 14, 2008
BUY FOREIGN BIKES
CADMAN311

Severn, MD

#11 Jan 14, 2008
I have did the rice burner bikes for years. The first time there is a real problem. Just buy another one. I have had five bike at any time waiting for part for other country. With a harley something go wrong with the engine and a couple $$$ buck you get a new engine. Even if your bike is fifty years old. I like to see that happen with a rice bike.
Ray

United States

#12 Jan 15, 2008
KAWASAKI wrote:
BUY FOREIGN BIKES
no thanks. i will stick with the american icon. i like to keep my money in my own country. i will not pour money into another countries ecomomy, just seems unamerican to me.
wideglide

South Yarmouth, MA

#13 Jan 19, 2008
HD perfected the TC88 no problems. I have a 2003 wideglide runs perfect no leaks. Why buy a new bike with 96 engine overheating and trans problems no thanx
Crazy Finn

Kemiö, Finland

#14 Jan 21, 2008
I was surprised that while the article started put as a seemingly decent guide to buying a new HD, it kind of stopped right at the Touring models.

You would have expected that, instead of just listing the different models available, there would actually be some insight and useful info about the differences between them. Like that the Dyna has Sportster-type narrow front end and normal rear shocks and the Softail has the unique rear end that looks solid but the shocks are hidden underneath the tranny and so on...

Well, I'm perfectly happy with the all-out custom bike I built from a -95 Sportster but I must say that test driving the new 6-speed Street Bob I felt much more "at home" than riding my own bike... HD sure makes some seriously entizing products, regardless of the manufacturing date.
Ray

Bossier City, LA

#15 Jan 21, 2008
some people just cant be happy with what there is to offer.
Jimmy Joe Johnson

AOL

#16 Jan 21, 2008
Ray wrote:
<quoted text>no thanks. i will stick with the american icon. i like to keep my money in my own country. i will not pour money into another countries ecomomy, just seems unamerican to me.
Uhmmm...and whenever you buy a TV, Camera etc. etc. JAPANESE COMPANIES, where does the money go???(Sony, Panasonic etc) TO THEIR COUNTRY!!!!
John Galt

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Jan 21, 2008
Ray wrote:
some people just cant be happy with what there is to offer.
Personally, I believe it has always been "UnAmerican" to settle for less when superior products can be had for far less money. It has never been the American way to pay more for less. That's one big reason why Wal-Mart is so successful. And that's one big reason why most Americans don't buy or ride Harleys. Most American riders buy Hondas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Yamahas, Victorys, Ducatis, etc. Do the math.
BUY FOREIGN CARS

United States

#18 Jan 21, 2008
Harleys, Harleys, Harleys .........

What do you call a group of Harley Owners with a collective IQ of 120?
Sturgis !

What's the difference between a Harley Davidson and a Hoover vacuum cleaner?
The Harley has room for two dirtbags on board.

Why do Harley owners have tassels on their handlebars and clothing?
To be able to tell if they're moving or not !

How is a Harley Davidson like an old dog?
They both like to ride in the back of pickup trucks.

What is the difference between a Harley Davidson and an old dog?
The dog can get in the back of the pickup by itself.

How is a Harley Davidson like a Porcupine?
Both have pricks on their back.

How is a Harley Davidson like an old dog?
If you leave them alone long enough, they'll both mark their territory.
White Rabbit

Nicholasville, KY

#19 Jan 22, 2008
Harley has come out with yet another "Cross Bones"
Ray

Bossier City, LA

#20 Jan 22, 2008
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>Personally, I believe it has always been "UnAmerican" to settle for less when superior products can be had for far less money. It has never been the American way to pay more for less. That's one big reason why Wal-Mart is so successful. And that's one big reason why most Americans don't buy or ride Harleys. Most American riders buy Hondas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, Yamahas, Victorys, Ducatis, etc. Do the math.
shoulnt you be on your jap friends site?

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