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Old 12-12-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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I stopped by the Harley Davidson shop.

I'm kind of interested in a VRod with mid controls.

They had a lot of customers there. I was surprised. This is Oklahoma and winter's here.

But I think I saw maybe one guy there under 60. I know people talk about that, and a fading demographic, but I never really thought about it till today.

That's going to be a huge deal in 20 years.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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There will probably be more 60 year old guys in the future to buy Harleys.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:14 PM   #3
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06 streetrod had good suspension and didn't drag pegs like most HD models.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:10 AM   #4
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But I think I saw maybe one guy there under 60. I know people talk about that, and a fading demographic, but I never really thought about it till today.

That's going to be a huge deal in 20 years.
Simple solution:

Harley Davidson branded coffins, urns and headstones.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:31 AM   #5
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Simple solution:

Harley Davidson branded coffins, urns and headstones.
You assume these don't already exist?
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:42 AM   #6
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Beats my previous half dozen experiences at the local honda, yamaha stores.
Usually have the entire store to myself.
Makes me wonder if I were the proprietor which store I'd rather own....
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:44 PM   #7
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Beats my previous half dozen experiences at the local honda, yamaha stores.
Usually have the entire store to myself.
Makes me wonder if I were the proprietor which store I'd rather own....
This, the HD store closest to me is usually pretty busy. And there are plenty of younger people in it. I think HD is moving in the right direction WRT the market realities...

As always these threads provoke the usual "HD is gonna fail if they don't build X" knee jerk responses we've all been hearing for the past 40 years or so... Who knows, HD may be gone in ten years, it could happen.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:03 PM   #8
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I like going to the Harley store near me. It is always packed. Usually talk to one of the sales guys who rides a KLR as well as a Harley. I chat with some HD riders sitting on the chairs out front. Store has great snacks, good coffee and sodas for everyone (free my favorite kind). I have done monthly rides with them, the one monthly is open to all (45 HDs, a few other bikes, and my GSA).

I have found HD riders/employees to be very friendly and open to all bikes, and fun to ride with. The dealer here is helping me get some gerbing stuff at a great price. All HD heated stuff is gerbing, so he can get me what I want thru gerbing (BMW compatible stuff).

I am in Huntsville AL. I reckon it may be different in some places based on some of the posts here and on FB. There are not a lot of BMW riders in my town, which is fine, my joy has always been riding with others versus what they ride. BMW is perfect for me, as was other brands growing up.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:24 PM   #9
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I like going to the Harley store near me. It is always packed. Usually talk to one of the sales guys who rides a KLR as well as a Harley. I chat with some HD riders sitting on the chairs out front. Store has great snacks, good coffee and sodas for everyone (free my favorite kind). I have done monthly rides with them, the one monthly is open to all (45 HDs, a few other bikes, and my GSA).

I have found HD riders/employees to be very friendly and open to all bikes, and fun to ride with. The dealer here is helping me get some gerbing stuff at a great price. All HD heated stuff is gerbing, so he can get me what I want thru gerbing (BMW compatible stuff).

I am in Huntsville AL. I reckon it may be different in some places based on some of the posts here and on FB. There are not a lot of BMW riders in my town, which is fine, my joy has always been riding with others versus what they ride. BMW is perfect for me, as was other brands growing up.

I knew there had to be a few motorcyclists somewhere in this forum.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #10
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I am in Huntsville AL. I reckon it may be different in some places based on some of the posts here and on FB. There are not a lot of BMW riders in my town, which is fine, my joy has always been riding with others versus what they ride. BMW is perfect for me, as was other brands growing up.
I hang out at the local BWM/Vespa/Triumph/Ducati/Probably Something I am Missing dealership.

A&S motorsports is a great place and they go back to the 50's when they were first in Folsom, CA.

They have a good staff and some of those guys have been wrenching for 30 years, they are always good to talk to. Lot of the customers are cool too, with classic Triumphs and BMWs littering the lot every weekend.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:44 PM   #11
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classic Triumphs and BMWs littering the lot every weekend.

That was a silly post
My bike has never littered.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:08 PM   #12
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My Honda likes to leave little presents in the lot...
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:30 PM   #13
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That was a silly post
My bike has never littered.
What do toddlers and Harley Davidsons have in common? They both leave puddles everywhere.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:37 PM   #14
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What do toddlers and Harley Davidsons have in common? They both leave puddles everywhere.
I have never had a puddle under any Harley I owned.

I have had them under a couple Yamaha's and a Honda.

Never owned a Toddler...
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:38 PM   #15
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What do toddlers and Harley Davidsons have in common? They both leave puddles everywhere.
I have never had a puddle under any Harley I owned.

I have had them under a couple Yamaha's and a Honda.

Have 4 children, never found a puddle from them either...
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