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So I was taking a cruise today and decided to stop by my local Harley dealer to check out what they had sitting on the floor. No intent to buy, just going to look for the **** of it....

...As I get off my bike and start walking towards the building I notice two guys haging out in front of the store smoking cigarettes and shooting the shlt. They were both riding Harley Electric Glide's. They also had their neon green banners on the windshield showing their rank in their riding group. As I approach them, the one guy goes, "hey, you come to trade that thing in???" I felt like telling him to FACK OFF and shove his Harley up his fat ***!!! No disrespect to anyone who rides a harley here, unless you are one of those who puts Harleys on the almighty golden pedestal above every other bike.

Just gets me pissed cuz this isnt the first time. There have been plenty of instances where people have said "nice bike, but it ain't no Harley" or "ya know, if you want something to last and hold better value you should buy a Harley instead".


Anyone else run into these invalids along your travels??
 

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You know something....

In all honesty....

All the people I've met over the years riding....

Never had a negative experience with any of them. Haven't met one yet that gives a hoot what you ride.

Pretty much all feel that as long as your knees are in the breeze it doesn't matter how they get there....Metric, American, Trike, Scooter, Spyder, Etc....

Which is how I think it really is 99% of the time.
 

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You know something....

In all honesty....

All the people I've met over the years riding....

Never had a negative experience with any of them. Haven't met one yet that gives a hoot what you ride.

Pretty much all feel that as long as your knees are in the breeze it doesn't matter how they get there....Metric, American, Trike, Scooter, Spyder, Etc....

Which is how I think it really is 99% of the time.
Same here, I can only think of two times I had an issue with HD riders before I got one. Honestly, I have heard a lot more negatives from metric riders since getting my HD!:biglaugh:
 

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Last time an HD rider said something negative about my bike I shrugged my shoulders and said mines paid for. He laughed and retracted his previous statement.
 

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"hey, you come to trade that thing in???"
Well,.............actually it is an honest enough question.

My HD dealer takes any brand trade ins. I was recently dealing on a Heritage Softail (which I did not buy), a salesman asked me the exact question, I know where your coming from, these were not salesmen, but still, is that question really so inciteful? You were at a dealership after all.

btw the salesman took my Kawasaki for a ride before he showed me trade in value, when he came back he had nothing but good things to say about my bike and the price he offered me was more than fair.

Two days ago I stopped by my metric dealer, it is two blocks from the HD dealer. My friend, who rides a beautiful CVO Electra Glide, was in there picking up snowmobile parts, CVO parked out front of the metric dealer. When I see him inside I asked, wassa matter, wouldn't make it another two blocks? He replied, "I knew I'd find at least one azzhole in here" We're friends, we can talk to each other that way. :biglaugh:

I think your putting too much into the comment, I've heard, and said, way way worse.
 

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Last time an HD rider said something negative about my bike I shrugged my shoulders and said mines paid for. He laughed and retracted his previous statement.
How do you know his wasn't paid for??

My parents were out in their corvette a couple of months ago, and this mini cooper pulled up. They LOVE the mini cooper, so my Mom looks over at the guy and gives him a thumbs up. He gave her a shitty look and said, "yeah, well it's paid for".

He heard what he wanted to hear, or expected to hear, not a sincere compliment.

BTW, thier HD and Vette are both paid for in full.

A reminder that you don't always know who you're dealing with, or talking to, when you return what you take as an insult.
 

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Well,.............actually it is an honest enough question.

My HD dealer takes any brand trade ins. I was recently dealing on a Heritage Softail (which I did not buy), a salesman asked me the exact question, I know where your coming from, these were not salesmen, but still, is that question really so inciteful? You were at a dealership after all.

btw the salesman took my Kawasaki for a ride before he showed me trade in value, when he came back he had nothing but good things to say about my bike and the price he offered me was more than fair.

Two days ago I stopped by my metric dealer, it is two blocks from the HD dealer. My friend, who rides a beautiful CVO Electra Glide, was in there picking up snowmobile parts, CVO parked out front of the metric dealer. When I see him inside I asked, wassa matter, wouldn't make it another two blocks? He replied, "I knew I'd find at least one azzhole in here" We're friends, we can talk to each other that way. :biglaugh:

I think your putting too much into the comment, I've heard, and said, way way worse.
I think his beef was prolly more the way it was said vs what was said.
 

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How do you know his wasn't paid for??

My parents were out in their corvette a couple of months ago, and this mini cooper pulled up. They LOVE the mini cooper, so my Mom looks over at the guy and gives him a thumbs up. He gave her a shitty look and said, "yeah, well it's paid for".

He heard what he wanted to hear, or expected to hear, not a sincere compliment.

BTW, thier HD and Vette are both paid for in full.

A reminder that you don't always know who you're dealing with, or talking to, when you return what you take as an insult.
Well he is a friend, I drove him to the dealership to pick it up, sat 3 feet away as he signed his loan agreement and he had just got done complaining about when riding season ends he still has to pay, I'm pretty sure he's making payments. But cool story bro.
 

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I knew better to even click on this thread ! Its just another dead horse beat to death.. I have never seen so much hate and discontent for other riders as I have the last week on here.
 

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He should have said "Naw, just checking on the latest recall" :biglaugh:

Well, I have had two, counting the new one!

BTW, didn't the C50's have one for an electrical harness?

And they should have one for that crappy thing that passes for a kickstand. Ten years and it's unchanged!
 

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Well he is a friend, I drove him to the dealership to pick it up, sat 3 feet away as he signed his loan agreement and he had just got done complaining about when riding season ends he still has to pay, I'm pretty sure he's making payments. But cool story bro.
Well, since this was your post before, it hardly made it sound like you knew him.

You certainly made it come off like you were addressing a stranger.



Last time an HD rider said something negative about my bike I shrugged my shoulders and said mines paid for. He laughed and retracted his previous statement.
 

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Well, I have had two, counting the new one!

BTW, didn't the C50's have one for an electrical harness?

And they should have one for that crappy thing that passes for a kickstand. Ten years and it's unchanged!
C50 did have a harness recall.

I can't reach the kickstand on a Softail unless they bolt some kind of an extender on it. (what a ridiculous place to put the kickstand).

The ONLY oil spot on my shop floor came from the shift shaft on my 1600 Kawasaki,...........known factory defect, covered under warrenty.:wayhappy:
 

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C50 did have a harness recall.

I can't reach the kickstand on a Softail unless they bolt some kind of an extender on it. (what a ridiculous place to put the kickstand).

The ONLY oil spot on my shop floor came from the shift shaft on my 1600 Kawasaki,...........known factory defect, covered under warrenty.:wayhappy:
It is hard to reach even for me!:biglaugh: All the big twins are the same. HD is "kind" enough to sell an extender... No penis jokes, please!

The only oil leak I had was from my Road Star. but that wasn't the bikes fault, it was the idiot tech at Diamond Motorsports here in DE that didn't tighten down the oil fill cap.

It's under the seat, and I didn't see the oil on my leg and pipes until after the 15 mile ride home. :evil:

It was just sitting on the very last thread. No way did he tighten it, ended up with 26,000 miles on that bike, and the only time it happened was on the way home from a dealer service.
 

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Well, since this was your post before, it hardly made it sound like you knew him.

You certainly made it come off like you were addressing a stranger.
Didn't know I should qualify my statements. Doesn't matter. You have a point about not knowing who you are addressing, and I said what I said to him cause I knew it was a sore spot.
 

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Didn't know I should qualify my statements. Doesn't matter. You have a point about not knowing who you are addressing, and I said what I said to him cause I knew it was a sore spot.
Accurately telling a story wouldn't be qualifying your statement, it would just make you honest.

But I wouldn't want you to admit you misrepresented the story, even when it's right there for folks to see.:biglaugh:

Carry on, the proof is in your posts. No need for me to comment further.
 

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Accurately telling a story wouldn't be qualifying your statement, it would just make you honest.

But I wouldn't want you to admit you misrepresented the story, even when it's right there for folks to see.:biglaugh:

Carry on, the proof is in your posts. No need for me to comment further.
Wow. I tried to play nice by telling you I saw the point of your retarded story and still you can't let it go.
At no point in my original post did I say he was a stranger. Was telling the story exactly as it happened.
Go ***** in your hand bowtie.
 
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