Pretty good vid actually. That Canadian dude usually has good vids, but this was like a mini documentary.
I remember that Regan "bail out" back then. I also remember something about some lawsuit where HD sued honda for infringement on their patented sound, among other things.
Rock...lol...., I hadn't thought about that in years. Harley should be proud of themselves. I always felt like Harley was full of **** and would ride the tradition into the grave. It's taking longer than I thought it would, but it's happening now.
It's like no one inside Harley realized that the" Harley riders", in the 50's and early 60's were not "Harley riders". They were motorcycle riders and racers. They wanted the best. The fastest, the lightest, or whatever. In modern days the guys would be on ktm dirt bikes and zx10's. It's like he said in the video. Regan gave them a chance to catch up. I hope Indian builds a v3 sportbike.
Especially sad as all they had to do was copy the auto industry and build some modern designs.
Thing was that the UFC really promoted harley huge, then sons of Anarchy really got the brand gong and then when the credit crises ended they were doing pretty good. The drop off was seemingly abrupt but a good marketer would have seen it coming. Indian did not help Either. They were launched in what summer of 2013? I forget. I was at the east coast launch so I shouldn't but not sure if it was 12 or 13, but it was around the time ADVs started heating up and the demographic shift was in full swing. New riders were older, not older old school riders.
Anti trust rules would keep polaris from easily buying harley but maybe the best thing is for them to merge.
A few of you vets should PM me on the recent issues we've been having. Would like to start a quick chat about it as I'm tired of digging through post history (it's way too time consuming). Give me your take and I'll see what I can do. Try not to provoke people in the meantime, may lay down a few bans here in the coming days.
You know we love you admin guys. If possible, maybe we can remove the swear filter? They did that a few years back, with the old format. It wasnt a big deal. Most of us are grown ups...ok, some..well, a few.
I know it's not your fault, but the new format isnt as friendly as the old one. Probably not much you can do about that.
I can confirm that RC has been really mean on several occasions. One time when we were going fishing he beat me senseless with his rod (the fiber glass one) for losing a fish off my hook, while saying mean and hurtful things. He also once punched an old lady in the face for accdientally stepping on his lawn because she refused to give him sex as payment for her transgression. Can he be banned for that?
Then again I hope not. I've done WAY worse! 😮
I hope our moderator doesnt believe that I was serious when I mentioned his relationship with a Donkey....Mods have a tireless, thankless job. They are a lot like civid 19 heros. That's not the point, though. .I'm mean, I'm sorry either way. If theres no relationship, I'm sorry for suggesting there was one. If there is, he probably wanted it to remain a secret, so I'm sorry from that angle as well. I really do see the error in my ways and in the future, I will avoid such topics if possible.
When I was a kid I went on a donkey ride... she wasn't very much older than I was at the time (in donkey years).... I remember when our eyes met, I knew I could jump right on her, so I did and rode her silly... I'll never forge...
.er, I mean, yeah RC, that donkey stuff is wrong!
Imagine what Mothers day would be like if your Mom was a retired Donkey Show performer? Maybe they have their own retirement thing? Like the school teachers union ? Still, mothers day would be tough? Or, you and the family are at the petting zoo. Mom sees one of the animals and says, " Hi, I worked with your father...." Awkward, but that's the kids we need to protect. As a Nation. If we can help just one, it will be worth it,
I always wondered if it was possible for me to accidentally bang one of my illegitimate daughters, or more likely, satisfied myself to a porn my illegitimate daughter stared in. I would find that realization a tad more awkward than my mom being a donkey leader on mother's day.
Of course if I never found out my illegitimate daughter was my daughter no harm no foul unless we had a child/grandchild.
That's why I dide ancestry.com, so I could find as many of them as possible to avoid potentially awkward salutations.
Rock, I'm with you. I'm not sending anything to ancestry. Too many u solved bank robberies, murders, etc for me to ever risk that.
My youngest granddaughter visited. She always makes me read " "The night before christmas". She loves it when I change the words. I have the read the whole thing, or ses not happy. It always ends with :
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight— “I'm drunk right now and I need a cigarette!”
The poor kid has heard that version for so long, she wouldnt even know the real version.
Well hell, off and on storms, I picked a plan since it’s raining, I bought a whole ribeye and had the steaks cut 1-1/2” thick, bought a 12 pack of bottled beer. Going to crank up the smoker and slow smoke the steaks, no riding today so I will eat.
Dam Markie, it always hurts hearing you talk about food. I'd kill to be able to have a smoker and a quality butcher nearby. I could probably find a whole rib eye but it would be difficult and costly.
You must drive your neighbors crazy with all that grilling, smoking and roasting you do. I'd string a zip line up from my roof to one of your trees just to slip in and steel some meat if I were one of your neighbors 😄
Torrential rain here today. It stopped a little while ago. Chilly now. Suck a*s holiday weekend.
1440cc Busa with a semi-auto gearbox? Sounds like an H2 SX contender in the making. Not sure if the final product would end up on my short list, but it sure is nice to see Suzuki baking something new, rather than just warming over old fan-favorites like the SV650 and Katana...
I know they are different bikes but purely from a power delivery and handling, how would you compare or contrast this against the new gen N1K? Anyone ridden both for some time and can help answer ? Thanks
For a lot of us, the N1K is all we need or want. Sadly I have a bike addiction.
I have been thinking what I would replace my N1K with if something happened to it or it finally wears out.
Not a direct replacement so tt wouldn’t have to be the exact same style but something that could handle...
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