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What Harley salesman said to me

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  1. Clyde frog

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    A friend of of mine purchased a Harley today, I went with him for the tour experience. The salesman ask what bike do I have , I said octane. He gave me a smirk and said the bike is going to worth 8 bucks some day. I wanted my friend to get an Indian scout sixty because he wanted to spend around 8 grand, but he ended up spending more for a sportster because he's a brand whore.
     
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    I had one walk up to me as I was looking at the new stock and say "you looking at getting into riding?" When I said I already did he asked me what. I told him I had a Vision. I got the same smirk and little laugh with "ready for a Harley?" I was then able to give the smirk and laugh back with "no thanks, had two and I'm happier now."
     
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    I'll take an Octane over and over-priced Sportster anyday. Take a look at the listings on Craigslist. There's 1000 Harley's for every Victory. I honestly Don't understand why anyone would buy a used Harley when I can get one on Craigslist with really low mileage and a guarantee that it "ain't never seen a drop of rain".

    Harley doesn't make a bad product, it's just that they are so poorly named...The Sportster should be called the "Hipster" and the Road King should be re-named the "Garage Queen".
     
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    Don't get me started….I recently went to the harley dealer hoping they might have a connector I was looking for. The guy asked "what bike"? I smiled and said "Victory Kingpin, but can't find the part" he asked if I was ready to trade in on a Harley and I replied with "Man, I love that Victory…it would take a whole lot of bike to get me to trade."

    We could have stopped there, but he kept on…"I knew a guy that loved his Victory….shot himself in the face later though"

    "He must've been going through a lot of sh*t because that Vic would've been the least of his worries"-Me

    "Yeah he was a vet, one bad decision after another…joined up like an idiot and then came back from over there all messed up and on pills….."

    Thats when I stopped listening to his BS. As an active duty member myself, I felt like choking that dude
     
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    Guy in Cleveland was telling me I could have the bagger everyone wants, told him he was wrong everyone I know wants HP comfy ride and not worry about maintenance if they beef up their bike.
     
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    Such a strange thing to tell somebody in that situation. As if it was the motorcycle that caused it. People annoy me.
     
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    Thats why I live in the woods brother!
     
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    One day I'll be back in the woods too.
     
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    I admire your self-control. He definitely deserved having someone step on his neck.

    Short of that, perhaps you should let his supervisor know how out of line the guy was.
     
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    Man, I like Harley, but they remind me of Apple. They are like a cult. I like both Harley and Apple, but I am non bias, some stuff they released to consumers doesn't make sense to me price point wise
     
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    That's what she said...
     
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    Dude, as a veteran who has lost friends to suicide... you should have choked him for all of us. What a POS. The cops and his coworkers probably would have helped out.
     
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    Different places I guess have different attitudes...... I went to the HOG shop here a couple of weeks back to see if i could purchase one of those flat used oil tray things as i am thinking of doing my own oil changes from now on..... They don't stock them but will get one in for me..... I was also asked what did I ride and i said a Victory XCT and this lady behind the counter said "nice bike them", and i said "yes they are" and that was the finish of it...... I turned and walked out and went for a ride out to a suburb that is a few k's out of the actual city limits......
     
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    What part of US are you from? I'm from Massachusetts , Japanese sport bikes or Harley cruisers are relevant, anything else's In Massachusetts is like alien to them from my experience. Nobody know what Victory or Indian is over here
     
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    @Clyde frog, you need to get out more mate..... Look at my profile avatar and you will see that I am just round the corner from you and a little south.........:angel4:
     
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