Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All

Author Topic: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO  (Read 4835 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Para Bellum

  • Si vis pacem, para bellum.
  • 1K CVO Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1893

    • CVO1: '07 Canyon Copper FXSTSSE, '08 Crystal Copper SEUC
    • CVO2: '11 Slate/Blk SERGU, '18 Twisted Cherry RGU
Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2021, 08:42:18 PM »

Is there anyway to buy an aftermarket rotor and just pay the difference in cost?

I wish there was.

I do believe my dealer will help me out when I have to go aftermarket though.
Don't know about your dealer, but in the past, some would.  It relies on them accepting the replacement rotor and selling it later, while only charging you the difference in their cost.

Might be worth asking, since it saves you the labor cost + tax.
Logged
If you want peace, prepare for war.

Ironhorse

  • Vendor
  • 2.5K CVO Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4000

    • CVO1: 2006 SE Ultra
Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2021, 11:50:57 PM »

Don't know about your dealer, but in the past, some would.  It relies on them accepting the replacement rotor and selling it later, while only charging you the difference in their cost.

Might be worth asking, since it saves you the labor cost + tax.

This is everything in a nutshell.  We willingly overpay for products we know to be inferior, then come up with work arounds to keep them on the road. 

i cannot think of another high priced consumer product we would do this for. 
Logged
"But men are men, the best sometimes forget" Shakespeare, Othello Act 2, Scene 3

Threephase

  • Elite CVO Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 505
    • TX


    • CVO1: 2017 CVO Streetglide Starfire/Atomic Red
Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2021, 12:19:00 AM »

Unfortunately that is the way of the world nowadays.

For example,

I have men working for me that will do a task wrong, know that they did it wrong, and then have to fix it tomorrow (with me paying them to fix their mistake)

There is little pride in one’s work anymore. No wonder business’ want to automate/go robotic.
Logged
I know the voices in my head aren’t real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.

laylonlor

  • 1K CVO Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1022
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2021, 09:35:16 AM »

harley has  us addicted, nothing ya can do , just keep your money coming to them , our  quit riding  (cold turkey), nothing else compares to them , :drummer: what ya gonna do buy a gold wing ,lol ,we know there better but, your harley friends will talk chit about ya , lol :huepfenlol2:
« Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 09:39:36 AM by laylonlor »
Logged

CVODON

  • 1K CVO Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2325
    • FL

    • CVO1: 15 FLTRUSE
Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2021, 08:16:32 PM »

I'll probably never buy another either.  Seven Harleys in 13 years,  and we're at almost 20 years now, still on my '14.  I'd love some of the features on the current FLHTKSE, but I won't buy one.  So many things have been removed, but the price goes up and up.  I won't pay that much for one.

The real killer?  Wondering when it will break.  If it breaks, how much to fix.  The uncertainty of reliability spoils all the enjoyment.  Listening to the motor constantly and wondering "Hmmm what's that noise?"  For the same price, I could buy a pretty fully loaded BMW car, and not have the same worries to spoil the pleasure of owning and driving it.
Possibly you need to check out the BMW forums. They have problems aplenty. Some of the models between 2000-2010 are so bad that a simple trans failure repair costs will exceed value of the car.
Logged

Eqcons

  • 2.5K CVO Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3786
  • A Harley isn't just for Christmas, it's for LIFE!

Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2021, 06:58:01 AM »

Possibly you need to check out the BMW forums. They have problems aplenty. Some of the models between 2000-2010 are so bad that a simple trans failure repair costs will exceed value of the car.

I've owned two in that period, and though they were not completely problem free, I could at least rely on them to go for more than 10-15000 miles before the water pump failed, or the lifters gave up and ruined the engine.

It's really simple - the money that an FLH costs - CVO or not - is simply stupid.  They are super-premium prices for a very sub-premium POS.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 08:04:28 AM by Eqcons »
Logged
'14 FLHTKSE
'94 Ford Escort Cosworth, 320BHP & just 19,000 miles, owned since new
'17 Ford Focus RS
'21 Toyota GR Yaris

Mark

  • Mods: Fullsac Stage I
  • 1K CVO Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1774
  • "Not my circus, not my monkeys."

    • CVO1: 03 SERK (retired)
    • CVO2: 10 SESG
Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2021, 10:05:55 AM »

2021 CVO Limited...$44,099.  Add tax, registration, dealer BS, maybe a few accessories, etc., and you just burned thru $50k.  IMO, that’s a shocking price.  That’s the cost of two very good motorcycles, or a very nice truck or car.   
Logged

Eqcons

  • 2.5K CVO Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3786
  • A Harley isn't just for Christmas, it's for LIFE!

Re: Promise from Harley Davidson CEO
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2021, 01:39:45 PM »

Yes, for example:

"The Mustang GT – which has a V8 engine instead of the standard turbocharged four-cylinder – retails for $36,120, and the new-for-2021 Mustang Mach 1 carries a price of $51,270"
Logged
'14 FLHTKSE
'94 Ford Escort Cosworth, 320BHP & just 19,000 miles, owned since new
'17 Ford Focus RS
'21 Toyota GR Yaris
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All
 

Page created in 0.209 seconds with 21 queries.