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nAz
07-30-2003, 02:24 PM
http://www.sturgis-rally.com/

Of course I won't make it this year but next year i'll have my bike and i will be there.

Naz~~ half way to hog heaven /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SpiderMan
07-30-2003, 03:36 PM
AP Wirenews:

HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO ABANDON MAKING MOTORCYCLES

In response to ever-increasing sales volume of clothing, accessories, and other Harley paraphernalia, and coupled with tight financial times that put a further squeeze on overpriced, under-performing machinery, Harley-Davidson has partnered with Proptronics to produce a specialty motorcycle called "Stylin' Iron". Proptronics is the company famous for making fake appliances that are used in model homes for purposes of show only. In a brilliant management decision, Harley-Davidson is acknowledging that the only reason most people buy their equipment is indeed as a fashion accessory. By building a prop motorcycle, costs can be dramatically cut.

The new Stylin' Iron will have the look and feel of a real Harley motorcycle, and even comes equipped with a recorded “potato-potato” sound synthesiser, smoky air pump to simulate exhaust, and an adjustable-rate oil leak. The bike is priced under $1200 and is available immediately. Corporate-wide sales are expected to soar, as the new model will allow Harley owners to spend more money on leather, hats, sunglasses, black/orange underwear, watercolor tattoos, fake ponytails, and jewelry, due to no longer having to keep the machinery in actual running and riding condition. This expected surge in accessory sales has prompted the Milwaukee company to begin talks with the American clothing designer "Dickies" to supply genuine Harley-Davidson clothing, and retailer K-Mart to feature the new Stylin' Irons in their sporting goods department.

A spokesman for Harley-Davidson commented "We expect Stylin' Iron to be a huge success. The phase-out of current machinery will relieve the company of having to deal with complaints from the minority of customers who understand motorcycling, and allow us to focus entirely on the majority of fashion-conscious customers who will continue to buy our products. Parked in front of your garage, or towed on a trailer (surveys indicate that 90% of Harley-Davidsons travel to “events” on trailers), Stylin’ Iron is indistinguishable from the current line of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, at least in a fashion sense”. Company engineers who have tested the new machine claim “it actually performs just as well on the road also, given a suitable downhill grade and tailwind."

SpiderMan

Eric.
07-30-2003, 04:40 PM
That's the problem nowadays; It's not about riding bikes anymore, it's a F-ing fashion show.
Credit Card Bikers /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


Eric >the sidewalks ain't safe no more

SpiderMan
07-31-2003, 09:27 AM
Yeah, don't get me wrong, I think Harley makes a good machine and I actually like the way they ride. But this time around (again) I had to stick with a riceburner. My Valk fits me well, and I didn't want to join ranks with "another yuppie biker" that Sid V and I play pool with. He even trailered his new Harley home the day he bought it (breaking it in?) and takes it to the shop for oil changes. We crack jokes about him behind his back.

SpiderMan

Wally_in_Cincy
07-31-2003, 09:42 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr>

...(surveys indicate that 90% of Harley-Davidsons travel to “events” on trailers......<hr /></blockquote>

LOL

Well I know a couple who rode to Sturgis last year 2-up and it about killed them /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Of course they're both 50.

They brought back some good pics /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Eric.
07-31-2003, 09:58 AM
But that's my point- AT LEAST YOU RIDE YOUR BIKE /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Hell, I'm not bitter, though. Really. I say this much; I can't remember the last time I was pulled over for open pipes(loud) or a Blue Dot tail light!

There are benefits /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif


Eric

SpiderMan
07-31-2003, 10:22 AM
OK, I'll bite ... what is a "blue dot tail light"? Are you joking, or is it some sort of accessory? We have Mexicans in Dallas that install blue flourescent lights underneath their cars. They look like big cyalume sticks coming down the road. I don't know how they keep from getting broken.

Off subject, I can't recall if I emailed you our 'Vegas pictures.

SpiderMan

cheesemouse
07-31-2003, 11:04 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> http://www.sturgis-rally.com/

Of course I won't make it this year but next year i'll have my bike and i will be there.

Naz~~ half way to hog heaven /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>


Naz,

If your coming next year this is the place ( de bomb ) too stay for the time of your life:

Woody's place (http://http//www.buffalochip.com)


This site has some great photo's, here's a sample

http://www.buffalochip.com/2002pics/n2cture22.jpg

Eric.
07-31-2003, 11:09 AM
A "Blue Dot" is a bluish/purplish diamond-cut plastic circle about 3/4" in diameter. You drill it into the middle of your taillite lens and when you brake, it "sparkles" like a blue/purple diamond. Sort of. I think it became popular in the 50's, on Street Rods(the 4 wheel variety).

Nope, never got the Vegas pics. I'll PM my e-mail addy.


Eric

SPetty
07-31-2003, 11:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr> OK, I'll bite ... what is a "blue dot tail light"?

Off subject, I can't recall if I emailed you our 'Vegas pictures.<hr /></blockquote>Trade you some blue dot tail light pics for some Vegas pics!

http://www.ptdoityourself.net/images/ptbluedot2.jpg http://www.bigjims.net/images/frames/frames19.jpg

nAz
08-07-2003, 11:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr> AP Wirenews:

HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO ABANDON MAKING MOTORCYCLES

In response to ever-increasing sales volume of clothing, accessories, and other Harley paraphernalia, and coupled with tight financial times that put a further squeeze on overpriced, under-performing machinery, Harley-Davidson has partnered with Proptronics to produce a specialty motorcycle called "Stylin' Iron". Proptronics is the company famous for making fake appliances that are used in model homes for purposes of show only. In a brilliant management decision, Harley-Davidson is acknowledging that the only reason most people buy their equipment is indeed as a fashion accessory. By building a prop motorcycle, costs can be dramatically cut.

The new Stylin' Iron will have the look and feel of a real Harley motorcycle, and even comes equipped with a recorded ?potato-potato? sound synthesiser, smoky air pump to simulate exhaust, and an adjustable-rate oil leak. The bike is priced under $1200 and is available immediately. Corporate-wide sales are expected to soar, as the new model will allow Harley owners to spend more money on leather, hats, sunglasses, black/orange underwear, watercolor tattoos, fake ponytails, and jewelry, due to no longer having to keep the machinery in actual running and riding condition. This expected surge in accessory sales has prompted the Milwaukee company to begin talks with the American clothing designer "Dickies" to supply genuine Harley-Davidson clothing, and retailer K-Mart to feature the new Stylin' Irons in their sporting goods department.

A spokesman for Harley-Davidson commented "We expect Stylin' Iron to be a huge success. The phase-out of current machinery will relieve the company of having to deal with complaints from the minority of customers who understand motorcycling, and allow us to focus entirely on the majority of fashion-conscious customers who will continue to buy our products. Parked in front of your garage, or towed on a trailer (surveys indicate that 90% of Harley-Davidsons travel to ?events? on trailers), Stylin? Iron is indistinguishable from the current line of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, at least in a fashion sense?. Company engineers who have tested the new machine claim ?it actually performs just as well on the road also, given a suitable downhill grade and tailwind."

SpiderMan <hr /></blockquote>

What gag site did you find this article at dude. lol

nAz
08-07-2003, 11:31 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cheesemouse:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> http://www.sturgis-rally.com/

Of course I won't make it this year but next year i'll have my bike and i will be there.

Naz~~ half way to hog heaven /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>


Naz,

If your coming next year this is the place ( de bomb ) too stay for the time of your life:

Woody's place (http://http//www.buffalochip.com)


This site has some great photo's, here's a sample

http://www.buffalochip.com/2002pics/n2cture22.jpg <hr /></blockquote>



dude I'm so there :P