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If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« on: 07 March 2018, 19:33:55 »

.....best buy it sooner rather than later.
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #1 on: 07 March 2018, 19:47:57 »

Ridden one. VRSC I think. Bloody thing wonít do corners!

Horrible in a straight line as well, my BMW Boxer 1200 was smoother...
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #2 on: 07 March 2018, 20:00:04 »

Iíve no interest in riding a Bilge Pump :P ::)
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #3 on: 07 March 2018, 20:26:01 »

For safety reasons, the bhp has to be significantly less than the deicbels ;D
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #4 on: 07 March 2018, 20:38:12 »

If I wanted to drive a tractor..... :P

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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #5 on: 07 March 2018, 20:56:32 »

Iíve no interest in riding a Bilge Pump :P ::)

I was trying to think of an appropriate witty phrase. Shant bother now.  :y ;D
Cant understand why anyone, who has a genuine interest in bikes, would want one.
Out of curiosity Opti. Whats happening ? Are they going tits up ?
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« Reply #6 on: 07 March 2018, 21:07:51 »

Albs, you do know that they are made in America and sold mainly to Americans - and the terminally tasteless?

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« Reply #7 on: 07 March 2018, 21:34:09 »

I quite fancy a Harley trike... ::)
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« Reply #8 on: 07 March 2018, 22:15:30 »

Iíve no interest in riding a Bilge Pump :P ::)

I was trying to think of an appropriate witty phrase. Shant bother now.  :y ;D
Cant understand why anyone, who has a genuine interest in bikes, would want one.
Out of curiosity Opti. Whats happening ? Are they going tits up ?

Threat of tit for tat tariff imposition. :y
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #9 on: 07 March 2018, 22:26:15 »

Yes the absurd Mr Trump is going to impose tariffs on raw materials ie steel and the equally (if not more so) absurd EU will impose tariffs on consumer goods in retaliation.  ::)

So whose tariffs will hit ordinary people in the pocket hardest?  ???  :P
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« Reply #10 on: 07 March 2018, 23:15:30 »

We will soon be out of the EU, so their tariffs with the U.S. will have nothing to do with us.  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: 07 March 2018, 23:18:27 »

Albs, you do know that they are made in America and sold mainly to Americans - and the terminally tasteless?

Ron.

Tbh Ron, Ive seen them on U.S. roads and they make sense there. Amble along for hours on end in a relaxed fashion, taking in the scenery etc without a care in the world.
In this country however, I think they are ridden by people who always wanted a big vroom vroom motorbike and buy a Harley because they are noisy (and so must be fast) and they are probably the only one they have ever heard of.
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« Reply #12 on: 08 March 2018, 00:54:56 »

Q) Why are the flyscreens on a Harley always so clean?
A) Because the flies have plenty of time to get out of the way!  :D :y

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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #13 on: 08 March 2018, 08:26:14 »

Trade wars.

The Eu has drawn up a list of goods from us that could be hit with a tariff. The press here keep talking about peanut butter and bourbon. Big deal - Spaniards consume neither.

The bigger concern will be German cars being hit with tariffs going to the US.

I dont think any country wins trade wars.
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #14 on: 08 March 2018, 09:01:07 »

You know that 70% of Harley Davidsons made are still on the road?
The other 30% made it home.
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Re: If you fancy a Harley Davidson.......
« Reply #15 on: 08 March 2018, 09:18:37 »

I'd still have one.. a triumph of formnoise over function, and everyone loves a bit of noise.

Also maybe it'd be slow enough that I wouldn't kill myself on a tree..
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« Reply #16 on: 08 March 2018, 10:16:15 »

I love the "noise" that comes from a big Velocette - none better.
At the other end of the scale, there were none quieter than the plod bike, the LE Velo.....

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« Reply #17 on: 08 March 2018, 10:28:34 »

Yes the absurd Mr Trump is going to impose tariffs on raw materials ie steel and the equally (if not more so) absurd EU will impose tariffs on consumer goods in retaliation::)

So whose tariffs will hit ordinary people in the pocket hardest?  ???  :P

Yes, this is what I'm getting at.

I could have used peanut butter instead. :)

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« Reply #18 on: 08 March 2018, 10:53:04 »

Trade wars.

The Eu has drawn up a list of goods from us that could be hit with a tariff. The press here keep talking about peanut butter and bourbon. Big deal - Spaniards consume neither.

The bigger concern will be German cars being hit with tariffs going to the US.

I dont think any country wins trade wars.
Why? BMW and Mercedes both have significant production facilities in the States... Likewise Nissan and Toyota ::)

VW and Audi are relatively niche products and will remain so.
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« Reply #19 on: 08 March 2018, 11:23:08 »

Trade wars.

The Eu has drawn up a list of goods from us that could be hit with a tariff. The press here keep talking about peanut butter and bourbon. Big deal - Spaniards consume neither.

The bigger concern will be German cars being hit with tariffs going to the US.

I dont think any country wins trade wars.
Why? BMW and Mercedes both have significant production facilities in the States... Likewise Nissan and Toyota ::)

VW and Audi are relatively niche products and will remain so.


VW and Audi are only niche products in America. That is not the case in Europe and China where they are far more important than BMW(which still only makes cars) or Mercedes.


Then there are the Japanese who are in things for the long-term, and have no qualms about sacrificing short-term profits to survive. As Toyota recently stated, they're quite prepared to close UK facilities and expand their European ones if market conditions(which are our relationship or otherwise with the EU) demand it.
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« Reply #20 on: 08 March 2018, 14:40:52 »

Varche was talking US imports ;)

If Toyota do that, then there's no reason why Chevrolet couldn't take over the soon to be closed Vauxhall plants...
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« Reply #21 on: 08 March 2018, 15:03:39 »

Varche was talking US imports ;)

If Toyota do that, then there's no reason why Chevrolet couldn't take over the soon to be closed Vauxhall plants...




Why would GM even consider that, when they managed to dump the liability that was their European manufacturing only a year ago?
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« Reply #22 on: 08 March 2018, 15:09:50 »

Easy access to an uninhibited market...
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« Reply #23 on: 08 March 2018, 15:30:04 »

Easy access to a miniscule with specific requirements but allegedly uninhibited market...


Fixed that for you :y
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« Reply #24 on: 08 March 2018, 19:40:17 »

Used to like the look of the Electra Glide[but the Gold Wing did it better/smoother]but the one I really wanted was the one ridden by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider.
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