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Should Indian shut their doors again ?

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  1. ReigningScorpios

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    The other day I was racing a Dyna, and I started thinking about the thread on " Vanity Plates". So I pulled over and waited for the Dyna to pass me and sure enough, it had vanity plates. It closely resembled the plate on the 2015 Road Slide I beat a couple weeks ago. It was still stuck to the fender the guy kicked off cause it wouldnt start.
    They both said somthn somthn somthn HD.
    I assume that means Harshly Diluted, since thats what they did when they stole the blue prints from Indian back in 1901.
    Anyway, I came up with a genius idea.
    If Indian was to shut their doors again, just a short time,, then Harshly would have to sell back to Japan in order to come up with their next idea. And we could all laugh and smile AND HAVE REALLY GOOD TIME.
    I mean, that's what its all about right !!!
    What do you think ?
    Ok. No Harley jokes.
    Im sorry.
    Tough bunch.
    Who knows how to delete this?
    (ah damn, now he's talking about deleting. What's with this guy?)
    Idk
     
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  2. 1stVictory

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    I think you’ve had one beer too many. Eat some pretzels and chips to wear it off. Unlike Victory, Indian is here to stay. They learned how to build a real motorcycle, bought the Indian brand, killed off the real motorcycle and built a brand that fits the ass of a rider of a H-D perfectly. And they have style that H-D has run out of.
     
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    I'm a motorcyclist first and foremost.
    End of story

    We need to stand together United
    Or fall...

    Divide and Conquer.
     
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    “Should Indian shut their doors again?” No, absolutely not.

    Will Indian shut their doors again? No idea. But Polaris does have history of opening and closing different markets.
     
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    I was going to say I think you’re on drugs, but I’ll agree with @1stVictory, one too many beers. I’m really not sure who you’re trying to bash here, Harley, Indian...appears to be both. Should Indian close their doors? No, they should relaunch Victory. But they’re not so whatever. Polaris does have a history, Indians future is not certain. But again, so whatever. Harley is releasing some very nice bikes and diversifying in creative ways. That’s not a bad thing. Indian...if they survive that’s nice. If they fail that’s typical. Life goes on, but not long enough to waste it wishing failure on a brand.
     
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    Wait …… Indian shut down ? Polaris is re opening Victory ? What did Harley steal from Honda ?
     
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  7. ReigningScorpios

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    I dont drink but im just having some fun at harleys expense. Ive owned one of each. Except the Indian i was only like 4 or 5 so im a die hard Indian fan. The Victory is related to Indian and 100% American, thats good $h!t .
    But harley would only let me in when i was spending money on the softail, and that was pretty often, but if i rode the victory, they would stand outside to let me know i wasnt welcome. I dont see where that much pride comes from.
    When i took the indian there, again, they stood outside the door.
    Its a little kids bike. 49cc and i just needed a shifter to use for the kick start so my son could ride it.
    I like harleys but they have zero loyalty.
     
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    I don't get you. You pm me about this and I tell you how well I was treated by a Harley dealer who actually repaired my Vic and here you are again with the whoa is me. Could it have been you? Did you communicate with them like you are me? I swear it's like dealing with a hyper puppy with ADHD.

    You reach out to people.... They respond..... You go back to square one starting all over. What gives? You've still failed to put up your grand blueprint of winning in court? Why? I'm thinking it's because you don't have one. You have some pamphlets you got at a flatlander convention and were hoping for some great reactions from us.

    So I've established you're a sovereign citizen, which is all good....You do you.... but now I'm thinking you may just be a troll.

    Instead of bouncing all around how about you actually finish a conversation you start without hitting restart?

    I'm really trying to give you a chance but being completely honest you are setting off many red flags.
     
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    So I pulled this from the Vanity thread because it doesn't belong there. Like I said, you're all over the place.

    So you were trying to use me. I felt that from the way you tried to bait me in with flattery right out the gate.


    I was reading but you've been all over and continually go backwards so I lost interest. I stopped trusting your cause.


    Nothing to do with Harley. I've had two with issue. It's how you are bouncing all over and seeming to ignore certain things that would expose your true reason for being here.


    I asked several questions over several days and none were answered. Why would I continue to give your my time reading link after link and case after case? I couldn't even get some simple questions answered.


    You have which is why I'm even taking to you still. Otherwise you would have been on ignore long ago.

    Like I said above I have red flags and my gut tells me you may not be exactly what you seem.
     
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    Being completely open I'm not alone in these feelings. Several people have you on ignore and others are trying to figure out what you're about. Their style is to sit and read so you are unaware. Just know I have many behind the scenes conversations going.... Like ours..... And people do not trust you yet judging from what they've seen so far. I bet you can understand why.

    I'm one of the most active... Maybe the most active.... and vocal members. I call it like I see it and I'm not afraid to give you my true feelings..... Obviously. With that here I am being me and challenging you trying to get to the bottom of things.

    We've had many trolls over the years so you may not understand why we are on guard but that's why. They came in trying to be friends and then turned. So knowing that maybe you can better see why some of us are feeling the way we are.
     
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    She's busy making leather bikinis for summer.
     
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    Ok so it must be because i dont know how to do these threads or forum stuff.
    I'll go find the grand blueprint. Someone else asked for it too and i was gonna spell it out again. Because i already did if. Maybe even twice but i dont know how these places are built. If i reply to someone, does somebody who is glancing over the thread have to click on the,,,,see i thought every response was a post.
    So if i pick someones comment to give them an answer, would someone else have to click it too in order to know i was in there explaining something to them?
    Look im sorry for coming across like all over the place but I'll be the first to admit, I FEEL LIKE IM ALL OVER THE PLACE AND CANT GET PAST THE PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST SAYING " HE DIDNT DO THAT" . see i know ive said that before.
    This was just a couple nights ago so how come nobody knows i cant find my way out of this circle that we have ALL been complaining about.
    I thought all of what i said would be shown for everyone. Except the pm's.
    I'll try to find the blueprint.
     
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    I read all these new threads and when i finished reading i forgot the first part, wwwwwhhhaaatttt ? I even forgot the topic ... No driving license, indian closing, it's just to much information ... I'll go back to the funny threads, oil threads, battery threads, victory threads in general .... I'm confused
     
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    We need pix of Susan in her leather bikini...that'd be far more interesting
     
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