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Old 02-27-2008, 02:23 PM   #31
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if you work in maintenance, you must stay really, and I mean really busy
Not anymore- sales- even busier!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:51 PM   #32
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Not anymore- sales- even busier!!!

all kidding aside, are the rumors true that numbers are down for HD?

 
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:53 PM   #33
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Just curious, didn't H-D bike sales peak out two years ago?

H-D seems to sell a lot more than just motorcycles. Doesn't that makes a substantial part of the bottom line..?
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:24 PM   #34
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not specifically mine- but looks identical!
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:48 PM   #35
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My garage in college, and bikes in their normal state of repair. The 98 buell and my 96 CBR 600. I lived across from sorority row. It was fun.


BTW, I do work at a H-D dealership, any supporting members who need a "hookup" on parts, yes, even for riceburners (aftermarket only) PM me.
Looks an awful lot like my grad school garage.

Thanks for the offer on hookups! I might have to get in touch with you here shortly.

 
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:38 PM   #36
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all kidding aside, are the rumors true that numbers are down for HD?
Well, I have been with H-D since 1997, except for my poor attempt at using my degree for 2 years. Until recently, production was so low, and demand so high, you had a 6 month to 1 year waiting list just to buy a bike. This pissed off shareholders, who yelled "build more bikes"! We did. Now we are riding the fine line between supply and demand. Dealers have more inventory than ever before. Sales are not down at all (at least in southern states and internationally) in fact, we are up over 20% over jan & feb last year. Overall with the Motor Company, profits are down, inventory is up. The company reacted the right way by cutting production, and got crucified on wall street for doing the right thing.

The company increased profits every quarter since 1984 (I think) and last q was the first non-record setting quarter. A minor slowdown, no doom and gloom!
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #37
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Just curious, didn't H-D bike sales peak out two years ago?

H-D seems to sell a lot more than just motorcycles. Doesn't that makes a substantial part of the bottom line..?
Bike sales have increased every year still. Harley makes a fair bit from motorclothes, parts and accessories, and financing. However, sales are still the bread and butter. Our dealership has increased sales every year- substantially.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:22 AM   #38
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:54 AM   #39
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I am waiting for my mid life crises to occur before I buy my bike. That way my kids will be grown and I'll actually have money again. Let's just hope I still have the nerve.

Till then, It's a Huffy for me
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:44 PM   #40
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all kidding aside, are the rumors true that numbers are down for HD?

Actually, I think all manufacturers reported sales being down which would make sense with the current economic conditions but at least Harley isn't pulling out of the U.S.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/...orcycles_N.htm

 
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