Bye Bye HOG - Harley Davidson Forums



General Harley Davidson Chat Forum to discuss general Harley Davidson issues, topics, and experiences.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Bye Bye HOG

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:47 AM
PPBART's Avatar
PPBART PPBART is offline
Elite HDF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SE Louisiana
Posts: 3,594
Thanked 59 Times in 44 Posts
Default Bye Bye HOG

I rec'd the following email overnight from our local HD dealer:

"Dear HOG Members,

The Harley Owners Group was established to offer motorcycling benefits and services to Harley-Davidson enthusiasts throughout the world, and to develop a close relationship between the rider, the Dealership, and the Motor Company. We strive to offer each rider a premium experience in all that we do.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to provide a positive HOG experience at our Baton Rouge location. It is with a heavy heart that we must suspend the Baton Rouge HOG Chapter until further notice. It is my sincere hope that one day, we will be able to provide the customers at Baton Rouge Harley-Davidson with a proper HOG experience.

Sincerely,

---------------
General Manager"

I also heard from some others that the real reason the dealer has been unable to provide a "positive HOG experience" is that our chapter members don't spend enough $$$ at the dealer. And that's probably true -- lots of us do some or most of our own maintenance, buy parts/supplies on-line, shop around for the best price on a new bike (and our dealer is not known for best prices). It's interesting that the same owner has another dealership 30 miles away with a local chapter that (apparently) does spend enough (or maybe closing the Baton Rouge chapter is intended as a warning to the other chapter: spend or else!).

Personally, I won't lose any sleep over this, though I did enjoy the regular monthly meetings as an opportunity to see folks I would probably not run into otherwise. The handful of guys I enjoy riding with are still the same, all still around.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:51 AM
Uncle G.'s Avatar
Uncle G. Uncle G. is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,415
Thanked 306 Times in 232 Posts
Default

Time to form a "nomad" chapter!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Uncle G. For This Useful Post:
rhino1250 (08-13-2017)
  #3  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:51 AM
Bluraven's Avatar
Bluraven Bluraven is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Omaha
Posts: 2,732
Thanked 147 Times in 112 Posts
Default

If groups don't support their sponsors then who will.

I don't blame the local HD Dealer for cutting the cord.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:53 AM
01fxdxt 01fxdxt is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,726
Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 29 Posts
Default

HOG-funny stuff....
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 01fxdxt For This Useful Post:
tar_snake (08-14-2017)
  #5  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:54 AM
Iceman24's Avatar
Iceman24 Iceman24 is offline
Extreme HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Eastern NE
Posts: 19,540
Thanked 313 Times in 299 Posts
Default

If that's the case, you're better off. Why can't the dealership launch their own "non-HOG" org & keep the same "fun" things rolling along?

Personally, I'm only a HOG member w/new bike purchase & never attend any of the events/meetings/etc. Once the free time lapses...adios.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:56 AM
Greezey Rider's Avatar
Greezey Rider Greezey Rider is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,823
Thanked 738 Times in 365 Posts
Default

Call Jax.....Kill'em all.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Greezey Rider For This Useful Post:
SBRob (08-12-2017), Vec (08-13-2017)
  #7  
Old 08-12-2017, 08:06 AM
Wowser's Avatar
Wowser Wowser is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Right Here
Posts: 556
Thanked 97 Times in 59 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 01fxdxt View Post
HOG-funny stuff....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2017, 08:22 AM
SBRob SBRob is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Missouri City,TX
Posts: 3,333
Thanked 113 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluraven View Post
If groups don't support their sponsors then who will.

I don't blame the local HD Dealer for cutting the cord.
^^^this^^^...ya' know, somebody's gotta' help pay for all those free donuts and coffee at the dealer.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-12-2017, 08:24 AM
themouth!!!'s Avatar
themouth!!! themouth!!! is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Quirino, Italy
Posts: 4,291
Thanked 50 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PPBART View Post
I rec'd the following email overnight from our local HD dealer:

"Dear HOG Members,

The Harley Owners Group was established to offer motorcycling benefits and services to Harley-Davidson enthusiasts throughout the world, and to develop a close relationship between the rider, the Dealership, and the Motor Company. We strive to offer each rider a premium experience in all that we do.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to provide a positive HOG experience at our Baton Rouge location. It is with a heavy heart that we must suspend the Baton Rouge HOG Chapter until further notice. It is my sincere hope that one day, we will be able to provide the customers at Baton Rouge Harley-Davidson with a proper HOG experience.

Sincerely,

---------------
General Manager"

I also heard from some others that the real reason the dealer has been unable to provide a "positive HOG experience" is that our chapter members don't spend enough $$$ at the dealer. And that's probably true -- lots of us do some or most of our own maintenance, buy parts/supplies on-line, shop around for the best price on a new bike (and our dealer is not known for best prices). It's interesting that the same owner has another dealership 30 miles away with a local chapter that (apparently) does spend enough (or maybe closing the Baton Rouge chapter is intended as a warning to the other chapter: spend or else!).

Personally, I won't lose any sleep over this, though I did enjoy the regular monthly meetings as an opportunity to see folks I would probably not run into otherwise. The handful of guys I enjoy riding with are still the same, all still around.
Brunos used to run a top rate operation in Slidell. I bought several bikes from them over the years. They are now an MSRP + only dealership (or were trying to be as of last year...) and are catering to folks with more money than I have...I bought my SB in Biloxi and will continue to do business there. Ron runs a small business type dealership...

Last edited by themouth!!!; 08-12-2017 at 08:36 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-12-2017, 08:34 AM
Schex's Avatar
Schex Schex is offline
Supporter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SE Louisiana
Posts: 2,331
Thanked 115 Times in 82 Posts
Default

I think it's all my fault, I get these event notices emailed from BR Harley all the time, I go there, mouch whatever they're giving away and never buy anything, I even scoff down ya'll donuts too, sorry
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Schex For This Useful Post:
Vec (08-13-2017)
 
 
 
P
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you think about this ? prezflyr General Harley Davidson Chat 33 04-09-2017 10:33 AM
Local Chapter VS Dealer texasbigdawg General Harley Davidson Chat 51 02-20-2017 11:20 AM
Another great dealer is closing. Black_Hog General Harley Davidson Chat 55 08-11-2012 10:28 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: