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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Funny Visit to a Harley Dealership

Took my CTX DCT to the local Harley dealership today to get my annual state inspection sticker. I've been using this dealership for quite a few years now as it's the closest inspection station to my house, but today was the first time with the new bike that I purchased last August. So, I go in with my registration, pay the guy at the service desk, tell him the key's on the bike, and go have a seat in the waiting area. He comes back a couple of minutes later and motions for me to go outside with him. I'm thinking to myself, "Oh, yeah. I forgot to tell him I had engaged the parking brake", as the bike was on an incline. I get to the bike with a technician sitting on it and said, "Sorry, I forgot to tell you about the parking brake." I disengage the brake and say, "OK, it's all set," and he just looks at me, throws his hands up obviously confused, and says, "How do you shift?".

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 05:25 PM
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ha! You should have told them that he just needs to think of a number from 1 to 6 as he feels the need and the bike will do the rest.
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Use the force, Luke...

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Would of loved to have been a mouse sitting out there to listen to what they said before getting you. ROFLMBO😂🤣

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When your are a Harley diehard and not paying attention what the other motorcycle manufactures are doing. You don't have any idea DCT technology is.
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Well, to be fair, you could say that about any manufacturer's mechanics who don't pay attention to what other companies are doing...

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I've rolled through most every dealer's show room around here on my Heeleys, sometimes with no reactions, sometimes with interested questions or comments about my age. HD was the only one that asked me to remove the wheels for safety reasons. After I sat down and started removing them I said "Sure, no problem, I understand how you'd think nothing rolling on only two wheels could be stable."
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Use the force, Luke...
Jedi mind trick.
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When your are a Harley diehard and not paying attention what the other motorcycle manufactures are doing.
Truth. Last time I was in a Harley dealership, I was considering downsizing from my Victory Cross Roads to a Softail Deluxe, which is the only H-D that has ever given me "the wannas."

Sales guy walked up to me as I threw a leg over the Softail, watched me critically as I picked it up off the sidestand, and commented, "Oh, I see you've handled a big bike before."

After doing a double-take over this supposed compliment, I told him what I was already riding.

"I've heard of that," he replied. Like it was a big concession.

Suffice to say, I haven't been back to that dealership since. (And I didn't buy the Harley, either.)

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HD's are 15-20 years behind in technology & everything else and that seems to be the way they want it. The demographics they're aiming for are all getting too old to ride. Let's face it, they're "bar bikes." For the most part the young riders aren't very interested in HD's. As for me, I'm a ole fart too. I've rode & worked on enough HD's to know I never want to own one . I like to turn the key, push the red button and ride. HD's, ride a hour, work on it for 2.
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