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Is anybody on here ready for one of these? Its gonna cost you more than a few bucks. I think I'll pass.



 

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I saw them two weeks ago. Not worth the cash even stolen.


Oh I don't know Don.If some one gave me one I could sell it and just think of how many CX/GLs I could buy and put back on the road in reliable condition<grin>
 

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Please, for that kind of cash I can buy a cherry flathead chief, a real Indian. Not that I would ever spend that much on a bike though. I enjoy taking beat up bikes and bringing them back to life. Call me strange, but I like the work slightly more than riding them.
 

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If you want to waste that much money, you might as well buy a harley. Although, the Indian does look better.
 

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Indian was at the International Motorcycle Show last winter. I talked to a salesman for a while about where their are built, etc. Very interesting looking bikes. Their market niche is throw-backs to the WWII era. The bikes look a lot like old aircraft bombers. Not my cup of tea, but for anyone with a lot of money they are probably very appealing. Trouble is, in this economy, there aren't a lot of people in that category. I hope they make it, just because they are American made and different than a Harley.



What gathered the biggest crowd at the show were the models they had draped over the bikes. They looked like pin-up girls from the 40's.
 

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Please, for that kind of cash I can buy a cherry flathead chief, a real Indian. Not that I would ever spend that much on a bike though. I enjoy taking beat up bikes and bringing them back to life. Call me strange, but I like the work slightly more than riding them.


I like both.I love riding a bike that I've either,"Saved from the grave" or re-built myself.There's no better satisfaction in riding.Just buying new every couple of years just turns a bike into a 2 wheeled,"Ipod" e.g disposable
 

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I wouldn't want to ride any bike that even remotely resembled a Harley. The only reason I ride a V twin now is because it's twisted. I am one man who really doesn't like Harley Davidson. Every single one of them I have ever seen was a leaking piece of junk. I rode one once and halfway through the ride I had to put it back together. I only went 10 miles. I will never understand what people see in them.
 

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Indian was at the International Motorcycle Show last winter. I talked to a salesman for a while about where their are built, etc. Very interesting looking bikes. Their market niche is throw-backs to the WWII era. The bikes look a lot like old aircraft bombers. Not my cup of tea, but for anyone with a lot of money they are probably very appealing. Trouble is, in this economy, there aren't a lot of people in that category. I hope they make it, just because they are American made and different than a Harley.



What gathered the biggest crowd at the show were the models they had draped over the bikes. They looked like pin-up girls from the 40's.


Now there's and interesting idea. Someone should paint one up just like a bomber. Then it might be worth something. Do you have pictures of these pin ups?







 

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Indian was at the International Motorcycle Show last winter. I talked to a salesman for a while about where their are built, etc. Very interesting looking bikes. Their market niche is throw-backs to the WWII era. The bikes look a lot like old aircraft bombers. Not my cup of tea, but for anyone with a lot of money they are probably very appealing. Trouble is, in this economy, there aren't a lot of people in that category. I hope they make it, just because they are American made and different than a Harley.



What gathered the biggest crowd at the show were the models they had draped over the bikes. They looked like pin-up girls from the 40's.


Now there's and interesting idea. Someone should paint one up just like a bomber. Then it might be worth something. Do you have pictures of these pin ups?







 

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Harley bashing time<grin>




"98% of all Harleys ever sold are still on the road. The other 2% made it home."



"I believe many Harley guys spend more time revving their engines than actually driving anywhere; I sometimes wonder why they bother to have wheels on their motorcycles."



Harley Davidson= the worlds most efficient process by which gasoline is turned into noise without the harmful side effect of horsepower



"My Harley has never been in a garage.It's never made that far"



Harley for Men









Read the joke




http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/jokes.htm





HEH HEH
 

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I like the style but the price is a lot on the steep side.

For that kind of money I could buy 3 Triumph Bonnies

or 2 new Honda St 1300 or 28 Gl500I's, based on my purchase price used.
 

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I've had 2 of them. Brought them in 1960 or so for $35 each and restored them. Hand shift ( 3 speed) and foot clutch. They had a nasty habit of jumping into gear if you stood

next to the bike and revved it up. We have come a long way since then. Good for memories.
 

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I've never had an Indian, but my grade 7 & 8 teacher had one in 1943/44. I thought that it was the most beautiful thing ever. I don't know what year his was, but it gave me an itch that can only be scratched by owning your own bike. I did ride a borrowed HD for a short time that had the foot clutch and hand shift. I d### near killed myself with that bike. Never did learn to shift without inducing a small swerve. (Sometimes not so small!)
 
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