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Old 04-19-2017, 08:51 PM   #1
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I feckin' hate HD

Straight up HATE hardley davidsons...

This one came into the shop for tires and brake service. #1 why in hell do you bring your hd to a shop called SPORTbike Specialties??? I'm not good enough for you to wave @ on the road but I'm good enough to turn a wrench on your POS? GFY
#2 So I finally get the rear wheel off and pop the bead... thanks for telling me you slimed the damn thing, DOUCH BAG! GFY
#3 "customer" says the lever goes way back before the brake works... DOUCH BAG, it's a hardley, they all do that... GFY. So I proceed to remove the fluid for a flush/bleed. Hmmm brown fluid in there... DOUCH BAG, hardley uses dot 5 silicon, which it clearly states on the res cover... FRICK!! Wish I could tell this DB to GFY...
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:39 AM   #2
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Right there with ya, Wolvie.
From my personal experiences, HDs are mediocre motorcycles ridden by mediocre riders with inflated egos.
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I don't ride a Harley, yet my ego is inflated to the point of bursting. I AM mediocre. I'm something of a paradox.
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Just a little fun below. I lifted it from (of all places) a MB forum .


Harley-Davidson: The most efficient way to convert gasoline into noise without the adverse side effect of horsepower.

Did you know 95% of all Harleys are still on the road?
The other 5% actually made it home.

Is it true that Harleys are chick magnets?
Yes, but only if the chick has a steel plate in her head.

What's the cheapest way to get another 50hp from your Harley?
Trade it in on a Kawasaki.

Why don't Harley riders sit on their bikes when the sidestands are down?
They're afraid to lean over that far.

What's the difference between a Harley and a Harley owner's home?
The Harley costs more and has fewer wheels.

How do you now you're riding a Harley?
While coming off an exit-ramp you get passed by a Vespa.

Why don't Harley riders wave at sportbike riders?
Because they don't want to drop their tools.

How do you know all the aftermarket parts you bought for your Harley are worth the money?
You finally break into the 15's in the quarter mile.

Where can you find the world's largest collection of Harley jokes?
At Sturgis

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

How do Harley engineers tell if a bike is worthy of the Harley name?
They check to make sure the exhaust noise in decibels exceeds the horsepower rating.

Why don't Harley owners smile?
Once you realized you got conned into paying $25,000 for an outdated piece of $#!+ would YOU be smiling?

What's the difference between a Harley Davidson and a vacuum cleaner?
The location of the dirtbags.

Why do Harleys have fringe?
So you can tell if they're moving.

How do you know your Harley is handling great?
You can almost keep up with the logging trucks when you're riding in the
canyons.

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.

Why couldn't the Harley mechanic repair the doorknob?
Some things just can't be fixed with only a hammer and a rope.

What's the difference between a Harley taken to Daytona on a trailer and one that's being ridden there?
The one on the trailer is going about 30mph faster.

Why do all Harley owners have trailers??
So they can go around corners faster!

You know you're a Harley rider if...

....you're unable to let your bike simply IDLE at a stop light.

....you confuse the word "character" with the more accurate term
"engineering flaws."

...."water cooled" means standing on the side of the road, in the rain, waiting for a your buddy to come in his pickup truck.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:07 AM   #5
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Made in America my ***...
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:32 PM   #6
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Ha. He leaves it parked outside as well.
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Made in America my ***...
That would be the 51st state...

Don't go knocking Australia, they invented the rotary clothesline.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:24 PM   #8
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No sir!! You know what I'm knocking
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right with ya brother ! While they are not all, many/most are posers looking for attention and wanting to belong to something (the Hardley brotherhood). Funniest part is that every time Harley has actually stepped up to try and offer something that is not an overweight and underpowered land yacht (think V-Rod for its engine, XR1200 for its different styling and ergos) their customer base has rejected it outright

anyhow, rant over....
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Nailed it!
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My thought has always been, that Harley D's are the motorcycle that proves P.T. Barnum correct when he stated, "There's a sucker born every minute."
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:40 AM   #12
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That's funny, I have to remember that. Maybe I'll start calling them PTBarnum bikes.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:39 PM   #13
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I've been selling allot of Harley's in the past few months. They remain, and will remain a popular manufacturer amongst motorcyclists.

I always ask my customers what they are riding now, or what they rode previously. You would be surprised how many rode sports bikes before contemplating the purchase of a Harley. Many because the age factor has caught up to them, or because their entourage now ride customs, so they just want to keep riding with their friends. I'm not as judgmental of them as I use to be, since most of them do have interesting stories about their previous rides. Many of them had 3-4 sports bikes, sport touring, Ducs, Triumphs, etc.

I do try and steer them towards an Indian, which is a superior bike to the Harleys in my mind. The power, torque and suspension of these bikes is amazing.

Anyway, not trying to defend them, but when you know their stories, it kind of brings a new light to the subject. Carry on your rants.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:11 PM   #14
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****, put 'em on a Bolt! Anything but a POS hardley.



I recently serviced one. You get the hardley sound, less vibration, light years better brakes... I could go on for a while.
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Here are few more points to think about before going Hardley sportsters and alike:

1. Did you ever consider the fact that if a cruiser goes down, you have no chance to jump off or sending the bike off in this position? You go down with it if you want it or not!!!
1. Like a good friend of mine that just got himself one, for the sake of trying to own one and said the other day..."I get why women may like it, but one hour on the damn thing, feels like Parkinson disease to me".

Now, the Ape-hangers.... oh well... that's a whole separate epic stupidity by itself!
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:48 AM   #16
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Now, the Ape-hangers.... oh well... that's a whole separate epic stupidity by itself!
I've had a saying about them for a longtime... The taller the bars the bigger the douche bag!
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:03 PM   #17
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Had another one in for rear tire, rear brakes and inspection. F'n tire beat my ***. Finally removed the rear "sprocket", whatever the tecnical term is, then used the tire machine. After all that, i remove the rear pads...
How bout that coloration!! Rotor is fecked but who cares... certainly not a hardley db.
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Have to say, it's been awesome to work on motorcycles as a daily job, EXCEPT for these pieces of ****. There is a Hardley dealership about 5 miles from our shop and it baffles me why they bring it to a shop called Sportbike Specialties. Oh wait, we're cheaper than the dealer. I'm really stuggling each time one comes in for anything. It's ruining my mojo.
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#3 "customer" says the lever goes way back before the brake works... DOUCH BAG, it's a hardley, they all do that... GFY.
HAHAHAHA this is so true... Funny how an '85 Electra Glide (bought it crashed and proceeded to strip a HUNDRED pounds of crap off it-yes I actually weighed the pile) I had a couple years ago braked WAY better than ANY newer Harley I ever rode. Guess back then stupid stuff like a firm lever with dual disks that ACTUALLY STOPPED THE BIKE SOME TIME TODAY were more important than showing off the front wheel... Last time I had to panic stop on a Harley (Deuce) I ended up in the back of the pickup that stopped short in front of me. Had I been on my ZX12 I probably could've taken a nap and made a sandwich and still dropped anchor with plenty of room to spare.
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These two HD's were fun..
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #21
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These two HD's were fun..
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there are some hd riders who are legit but the vast majority are posers compensating for their small ***** and shaky egos. they not only have the bike, they have the truck(or at least a decal on their truck), shirts, coffee mugs, beer, dog leash, on and on... they will buy anything with that hd logo so they can make sure everyone knows they have a hardley.

the only hardleys i ever kinda thought were not totally lame were some of the springer bikes(springer classic, 2005 and 2006), the 2009 xl1200r, and maybe the road king.
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i still remember that kid in the fall of 1996 telling me that his dad's hardley is faster tham my zx11. LOL
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These two HD's were fun..
Betcha didn't keep the original rear brake linkage set up, ROFLMAO!!!
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