Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

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Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby imjuanpablo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:45 pm

force you to take your picture when you buy a new bike?

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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby sadsack » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:48 pm

to capture that happy smile? :)

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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby imjuanpablo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:54 pm

sadsack wrote:to capture that happy smile? :)


I had to force the smile.........yeah, I was happy to buy/get the bike.....but geez.
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby spoffy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:21 pm

Congrats on the bouncing baby Harley!

Did you sell your old bike, or was it love at first sight?
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby imjuanpablo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:17 pm

spoffy wrote:Congrats on the bouncing baby Harley!

Did you sell your old bike, or was it love at first sight?


Sold the Guzzi, for a bunch of reasons......while i liked the Guzzi, I didn't love it.... put (too) much money into it......I was never really confident/satisfied of its reliability....giant tubed tires were just scary in my mind all the time...plus the brakes sucked......giant drum brakes do NOT stop a heavy-ass bike well. Ran very hot (air cooled, so no real surprise, but still) and the oil pressure light would come on in stop-and-go traffic.....oil would get thin and lose viscosity......just bothered the hell out of me.

I wanted something new and reliable, basically........was not impressed with all the new Japanese and other brands.....said to myself: "Self, what the hell, go look at HDs." Really liked the look of the 48 Sportster, test rode it, felt great.....they gave me a great end-of-the-year sale price, plus a $600 gift card on anything in the store. And no, I'm not buying any chrome pieces....ugh.
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby Zeets » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:15 am

Chrome, hell no! Carbon Fiber, hell yes!

Pretty bike, now I want a new one.
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby spoffy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:15 am

The $600 will be handy for your obligatory purchase of HD wifebeater, dewrag, leather pants, boots, and half-helmet!

:)
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby imjuanpablo » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:26 am

spoffy wrote:The $600 will be handy for your obligatory purchase of HD wifebeater, dewrag, leather pants, boots, and half-helmet!

:)


Hells no........I'm going to buy a few accessories, like an oil tank cap that has a analog temperature gauge, maybe a spring saddle seat, a better gas cap (the one it came with is cheapo).......that's like $400 right there.......think I'll donate the rest of the card's value to an active duty service member.....

Funny, the day I bought it, the salesman said: "Let me give you two HD t-shirts for being such a great customer." I said: "Uhh, no thanks, that's okay." He looked at me dumfounded.....and shoved them into the bag of stuff anyway.
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby Zeets » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:27 am

spoffy wrote:The $600 will be handy for your obligatory purchase of HD wifebeater, dewrag, leather pants, boots, and half-helmet!

:)


Don't forget ass-less chaps and ridiculous facial hair. (Although I don't think you can purchase ridiculous facial hair, but then again...)

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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby normratscoots » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:39 am

Sprung saddle! There isn't much suspension travel on that, and for looks you can't go wrong.
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby Serendipity » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:06 am

congratulations! One of my friends has a sportster thats a few years old. He's itching to get this 1200cc one. I'm toying with the idea of buying the old one from him.
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby AirborneVespa » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:13 pm

hahahaha.

Now you have to change your name to Harley_something.
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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby spoffy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:24 pm

imjuanpablo wrote:Hells no........I'm going to buy a few accessories, like an oil tank cap that has a analog temperature gauge, maybe a spring saddle seat, a better gas cap (the one it came with is cheapo).......that's like $400 right there.......think I'll donate the rest of the card's value to an active duty service member.....

Funny, the day I bought it, the salesman said: "Let me give you two HD t-shirts for being such a great customer." I said: "Uhh, no thanks, that's okay." He looked at me dumfounded.....and shoved them into the bag of stuff anyway.

Seriously John, I think it's in the purchase agreement that you need to buy at least $899 worth of Harley branded clothing - thus the saleman's confusion. You should probably reread the fine print.


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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby Mark B 2 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:51 pm

No, get this!

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Re: Why do motorcycle dealerships.....

Postby Spiny Norman » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:12 pm

I think its a very cool looking bike. I just feel sorry for the first Harley rider who walks up to you and wants to strike up a conversation, heh.
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