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Of course you do. For example, as you wave at bikers coming towards you on a highway, would you wave downtown LV at some little Chinese lady on a motorscooter? Well, maybe, so let me give a better example, how about some bum riding by on a refrigerator motor powered bicycle carrying a chicken crate? :nerd::nerd::nerd:



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Waiving or not waiving...for me at least...has nothing to do with judgment of a particular rider, their ride, or anything else. As I've aged and I'm now in my 50"s I have a less judgmental attitude about that kind of stuff...as far as Chinese or any Asian ladies on scooters go, they can probably outride me. I've been to Vietnam and I don't have the guts to ride how and where they ride. Amazing to watch in action.

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Waiving or not waiving...for me at least...has nothing to do with judgment of a particular rider, their ride, or anything else. As I've aged and I'm now in my 50"s I have a less judgmental attitude about that kind of stuff...as far as Chinese or any Asian ladies on scooters go, they can probably outride me. I've been to Vietnam and I don't have the guts to ride how and where they ride. Amazing to watch in action.

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So you're saying if it's a Chinese lady on a refrigerator motor powered scooter riding whilst carrying a chicken crate, then you'd wave?

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So you're saying if it's a Chinese lady on a refrigerator motor powered scooter riding whilst carrying a chicken crate, then you'd wave?



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Well, maybe...but I'd be worried she try and waive back and drop her crate...

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Well, maybe...but I'd be worried she try and waive back and drop her crate...

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But then the chickens could flap their wings to keep aloft while holding the crate up from the inside by pushing up with their heads. Think about that, Smarty. :smile_big:

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But then the chickens could flap their wings to keep aloft while holding the crate up from the inside by pushing up with their heads. Think about that, Smarty. :smile_big:



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Hmmm....I hadn't thought of that. You win.

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I've been to several all brand type dealers over the past few months, they all seem to stock only one or two bikes in each category from each brand. They seem to stock more dirt bikes and quads than street bikes too. When I asked about larger bikes at one Honda Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki dealer, they told me 'big bikes are out of style, no one wants them. I think the only larger engine bike they had was a 7 year old HD Sportster 1200 that had a rough paint job and some new parts on one side.

I think they had two Suzuki cruisers, two Yamaha cruisers, and one Honda CB1100 leftover. Most bikes were sportbikes or last years model.

I've not seen one of those three wheel things yet.
While I'd gladly give one a try, it really doesn't interest me much.
 

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The local Motorcycle dealers that I frequent know me very well as I have bought lots of bikes from them so they approach me when they see me coming and ask to help me if I need it. They are all very nice people some with lots of product knowledge and some with less but they all have less than I do, so I let it slide.:wink2:

Hideout Harley Davidson, in Joplin, Missouri is the place I go too quite often when I feel my 'blood sugar' dropping and need a large helping of 'eye candy,' to elevate it.:smile_big:

I go to a few JAP powersports dealers, some fantastic and some inept but I have 3 JAP bikes so I use them for oil and filters etc-etc.:wink2:

It takes all kinds I guess.:kiss:

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I travel around quite a bit so I get to see and stop at a lot of dealers in different states within maybe a 3 hour radius of home here, what I keep hearing from the big multi brand dealers is that big bikes don't sell anymore and the push is for small and mid size bikes now. Very few Japanese brand dealers have big bikes on display, a few don't even stock them. The showroom space is 50% dirt bikes, 10% ATV, 10% side by sides, 10% sport bikes, 10% oddity bikes, (things like the Honda Ruckus, mini choppers, and such), and the rest is split between various types of cruisers, and 'Adventure' bikes.
I've yet to see a new Japanese touring bike like the Goldwing on a showroom floor this year anywhere so far.
 

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I was in a huge multi brand dealership over the weekend, they had probably a hundred bikes on the floor, I'd say their mix was 20% dirt bikes, 30% sport bikes, 20% adventure touring bikes, 20% japanese and european sport touring and touring bikes, and 10% scramblers and factory bobbers. They had 1 of each of the big boys, a Goldwing, a StarVenture, a BMW 1600 something or another, and I think a big MotoGuzzi too.
Oh and they had a Niken.. not sure what that falls into...sport touring trike I guess?

They sold some bikes while I was there, all scramblers or sport bikes.

I travel around quite a bit so I get to see and stop at a lot of dealers in different states within maybe a 3 hour radius of home here, what I keep hearing from the big multi brand dealers is that big bikes don't sell anymore and the push is for small and mid size bikes now. Very few Japanese brand dealers have big bikes on display, a few don't even stock them. The showroom space is 50% dirt bikes, 10% ATV, 10% side by sides, 10% sport bikes, 10% oddity bikes, (things like the Honda Ruckus, mini choppers, and such), and the rest is split between various types of cruisers, and 'Adventure' bikes.
I've yet to see a new Japanese touring bike like the Goldwing on a showroom floor this year anywhere so far.
 

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My Son and I visited DENNEY'S Harley Davidson, in Springfield, Missouri yesterday, so he could see the new 2019 FXDR114 and I wanted to see the new offering for 2019 shown below in the YouTube video.

[ame]https://youtu.be/cyjCy4QWiYM?t=2[/ame]
 

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You would think Electra Glide name would finally get used on that electric bike they got now but nooooo. It would be the first time that name made sense.
 
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You are right Larry, I never thought of that but "Electra Glide" would really make sense for that Electric scoot:grin: Or maybe 'Battery' Glide:surprise:

The new 'Stripper' Glide is really nice in person @ about $19,000 out the door if discounted a bit.:wink2:

I've still got 2 bikes to sell or trade in before I get serious about any replacement. I want to go down to 1 bike.

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You would think Electra Glide name would finally get used on that electric bike they got now but nooooo. It would be the first time that name made sense.
I can't disagree with you Larry, it does seem to fit well. I did a quick look around and found that 1949 was the introduction of the Hydra Glide, because of the new telescopic hydraulic front forks. Then in 1958 Harley introduced the Duo Glide, because of finally putting a rear suspension on the bike. Then in 65, with the addition of an electric starter came the infamous Electra Glide. Guess it makes sense.
 

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Electric start is so common though that I hear them simply called Ultra Glides more than anything else, so it would seem they could have some controversial fun with a big name change campaign. But no, they can keep things just the way they are. The electric thing will fly or fail without the help of a name that fits.

Probably so Larry, a name change isn't going to be that big a deal when it comes to sales. Their targeted customers are young enough to not know that at one time Harley, and most bikes, were all kick start. Price seems to be a bigger obstacle for most young buyers.
 
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