If it ain’t a Harley, They are Just a Rider.

If they are not on a Harley Davidson, they are a rider. Wow! Coming from me, that’s one sided. I’m a Honda guy! Writing about Honda has been good to me!

No, it hasn’t. I built the Honda Hard tail. I wrote the articles. Honda was just the label. I got me thousands of readers. Honda didn’t do anything, but put a label on it.

If it would have been a Harley, those readers would be in the tens of thousands! This site would have popped, instead of fizzling. When writing, HD is the only way to go. But, back to the riders.

It’s my experience, if the person isn’t on a Harley, they are not a biker. An HD owner, they have made an investment. It’s a pretty serious one. They didn’t buy some little $2000 Shadow. They tacked a zero on there, and spent serious money.

So, they can’t just give up. They can’t forget their bike, their biker bros, or any of that. They didn’t get on a bike because of a T.V. show, like so many others. There is a reason you find a mass amount of every other bike type, needing their carbs cleaned, and don’t find many HDs in that condition.

If you get the idea in your head to start a club, trust me, don’t. All the guys that were not on your level, and had to join one, are going to flip the hell out. They will never be willing to understand that you might just be a little more than willing to be more than a prospect.

If you do want to start your own, look at the other clubs rules. I never thought I would say it, but that “Nothing but Harley Davidson” rule is an important one. I know, you don’t want to be like that, me either. One of the original founders of Hell’s Angels, he didn’t want to be that way either.

“in terms of pure workmanship, personally i dont like harleys. i ride them cause i am in the club and and that is the image, but if i could, i would seriously consider riding a HONDA ST1100 or a bmw” – Sonny Barger

The world has really flipped since WW2 and the beginning of clubs. When HD started, it was a cheap, American made, motorcycle. It was the best choice for clubs. They could afford them. Now days they are a status symbol, and the name on the riders bike should be looked at.

If they are not on a Harley, they are most likely not going to be riding in a few years. They are halfway in, that’s all. Don’t try to build with them. I was a Honda guy, but I will be getting a Harley. It is just the way it is. Websites, writing, it doesn’t matter. If your bike doesn’t say Harley down the side, nobody will ever take you seriously. If you just want to see what riding is like, get a Honda. If you are trying to be a biker, everything but Harley Davidson is a waste of money.

If you need a logo for your club, yell at me!

That’s all I have for tonight! I’m very sure I have pissed a few people off! Don’t feel bad, learning this is a serious disappointment for me too, but hey! Thanks for reading! See you next time around!

Harley Davidson LiveWire is the future, Like it or not!

Electricity is the future. It’s been that way since Nicola Tesla. It is just human kind evolving the world around them. Barely Davidson, this week, has helped to prove this.

The LiveWire, which most of us thought would flop, has boomed! A week ago Harley announced they would be shutting down and fuel powered production for two weeks.

This was caused by a crappy supplier. They sold Harley Davidson inadequate parts. These parts went on a lot of the 2022 bikes. The company then told Harley they did this. You would think their stock would tank.

It didn’t fall! It is on the way back up! How? They stopped production of what we all thought were their top products. Turns out, that’s now the electric LiveWire!

The most recent shipment of the LiveWire motorcycle, motor means run by electricity, if you didn’t know, sold out in 18 minutes! They flew out of every dealership! 18 minutes!

A lot of people have decided to give up on the classic V-Twin, and make the leap to electric! This is securing Harley’s place in the electric motorcycle future! 18 minutes, and they sold all of them! That’s impressive!

Harley is chasing the future, and it has no fuel! That’s all I got for now! As always, thanks for reading! It’s a small website, please give it a share!

Harley Davidson to Close P.A. Factory!

Big, big, news coming from Harley Davidson today! They are shutting down their Pennsylvania plant! They will stop producing everything, but the Live Wire! No, they are not financially struggling!

It’s supply chain issues! They can’t get enough in! If you don’t know, this slows down HD produced this year, by 25%. They have four plants in America. They lose one, that’s a 1/4 production loss! 

That’s terrible, really. A lot of folks have lost their jobs. Let’s face it though, if they are workers, plenty of work is available. If they want to get mad, get mad at those that voted for Sleepy Joe. We have never been as bad off as we are now, not in modern times.

The cool part… Do you know how to make things rare? Well, an American coin, the mint mark plays a huge role. The mint mark is the little letter beside the person on the coin’s heads. 

If a mint closes down, this leads to a limited run of coins. That makes that coin rare, and more valuable than the rest! Do you see where this is going?

Now, a motorcycle has a “mint mark”, like a coin. This will be your VIN, or vehicle identification number. This number will tell you where your bike was made. An example, if it says 1HD as the first few characters, it’s made in America!

This means domestic Harley Davidson!

They don’t plan on reopening this plant. So, look at that VIN, if you go to get a 2023, or late model 2022! If it leads back to Pennsylvania, you have yourself a rare bike and a treasure! It is the same as a rare coin! The factory did not make many, so it is rare!

Every generation says they came up in “crazy” times, but I think we can all agree that these last 4 generations of people have them beat! This year, and all the crap that has got us here,  gives those bikes one hell of a story!

Over the last few years, the Pennsylvania plant has taken a beating! This does suck. Nobody wants to see an American classic company losing a factory. We have lost enough companies, and factories, over the last few decades, and hate to see another one go.

All we can do is find the silver lining. 2022-2023 HD, made in Pennsylvania, are rare bikes! A closing of a factory means less is going to be made, adding value to every Harley Davidson.

What does Harley say? They will be closing the factory for the foreseeable future. The only Harley that will be produced in Pennsylvania is the Live Wire. This is due to a supply chain issue, that can’t be fixed.

What do I think has happened? War, and offshoring. The materials they need, they came from Ukraine or Russia, or a company that is supplying one or the other.

HD can no longer get the materials. It isn’t made here, because of Fair Trade. We gave up a lot of things, so the rest of the world can have jobs. World Trade, and Fair Trade, removed us from a lot of industries. Now we have demand, and no supply. That leaves us with empty factories.

Then, this could be the beginning of the end of fossil fueled motorcycles! Harley Davidson is king. If they stop, everyone will follow!

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