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Ok I know this will start a **** show but I have found out for what you spend Harley's are junk and most dealers service follows for what I hear.

first we can talk sumping, transfer of fluids, bad radios. valve seats. loose guides, clutch problems, master problems.

All this is coming from people talking at bike nights, get together's , shows, services dept

its like you need to buy a bike and spend X amount of money to fix problems'

And yes I know that there are a lot of Harleys that have not had a problem but the problems that people have should not be happening. for the almost 30g you spend on a touring bike


maybe they need to get employees off there cell phones and have them check parts ( been on tours)
 
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Ok I know this will start a **** show but I have found out for what you spend Harley's are junk and most dealers service follows for what I hear.

first we can talk sumping, transfer of fluids, bad radios. valve seats. loose guides, clutch problems, master problems.

All this is coming from people talking at bike nights, get together's , shows, services dept

its like you need to buy a bike and spend X amount of money to fix problems'

And yes I know that there are a lot of Harleys that have not had a problem but the problems that people have should not be happening. for the almost 30g you spend on a touring bike


maybe they need to get employees off there cell phones and have them check parts ( been on tours)
from strictly a 'value' standpoint that's hard to argue..especially when you are talking CVOs..at those prices they should be Lexus quality imo
 
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They all do that!
 
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from strictly a 'value' standpoint that's hard to argue..especially when you are talking CVOs..at those prices they should be Lexus quality imo
I agree my friend has a cvo ultra 2016 and been in 5 times in two weeks for stupid things and it like no one cares , we have your money
I look at what goes in a car to build it and man wtf I think
 

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I don't totally disagree with this statement. For the money, we should be getting the good parts instead of finding them in the SE catalog. I'm not talking that they should be put on the show floor with the intention of hitting the rev limiter at every shift, but things like having to replace a cheap bearing and lifters just to do a cam install is aggravating on something I just spent 25K on. And why not install the torque cams that meet EPA specs right off the bat? Is there someone that would really complain about the torque? Don't even get me started on the Chinese parts littering the showroom.

I do love my RKS, especially after installing the CR460 cam, but Harley is too busy paying bonuses to worry about building a top-notch motorcycle anymore.
 
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I don't totally disagree with this statement. For the money, we should be getting the good parts instead of finding them in the SE catalog. I'm not talking that they should be put on the show floor with the intention of hitting the rev limiter at every shift, but things like having to replace a cheap bearing and lifters just to do a cam install is aggravating on something I just spent 25K on. And why not install the torque cams that meet EPA specs right off the bat? Is there someone that would really complain about the torque? Don't even get me started on the Chinese parts littering the showroom.

I do love my RKS, especially after installing the CR460 cam, but Harley is too busy paying bonuses to worry about building a top-notch motorcycle anymore.
I bought a set of SE heads for my M8 and every valve seat was loose causing a running problem
 
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I remember you sold your build to buy a CVO, just curious which one you picked?
 
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I remember you sold your build to buy a CVO, just curious which one you picked?
I bought a frame and built my own
 
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It's the same scenario that killed the American auto industry in the late '60s early 70's. I remember a time when my family went to pick up a new Plymouth Fury. Upon getting into the car, we noticed an imperfection in the driver's seat upholstery. The salesman told us not to schedule any warranty service but to wait a couple of weeks and come back with a list of things that would need fixing. He said it would be more efficient that way. Save us a few trips to the dealer. Unfortunately, he was correct. Harley doesn't seem to have learned from it's own history as well as that of the auto industry and they are repeating it. More and more they are relying on their hype and the "American Iron" theme to push sales. American consumers don't stay stupid for long and I think it is beginning to show in their sales figures.
 
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Bought my first one in 1976, and to be honest it's always been the same. Hell can you imagine the young guy's on here having to carry a spare chain and oil around. You didn't have five dealers in every town in those day's . I alway's made sure the bike was pleasure and not my main transportation.
 
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