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101 Reasons to Buy a Harley

January 30, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Came across this list recently and cudnt resist from putting it up here….. all u motorbike freaks wud agree…..

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They’re designed, engineered assembled and built in U.S.A.

They sound Cool. Like a W.W.I Biplane!


They are not an imitation of anything but themselves.

Chicks dig ’em.

There are thousands of accessories available, so you can make your Harley uniquely yours.

They can be painted outrageous colors, with strange murals, and no one thinks they look terrible or silly.

They just look like Harley’s.

There are more Harley mechanics around than for any other bike.

Even an old, beaten up one looks good.

They have a long, rich history and heritage.

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Everyone recognizes a Harley.

You can get a Harley tattoo.

You can get a Harley bumper sticker.

Used ones cost more than new ones.

You don’t hear songs about Suzuki’s.

You can find more Harley parts at swap meets and flea markets than for any other bike.

When you run into a car, you do more damage to it than other motorcycles can.

You can buy a fully-dressed Harley with a radio; comfy seats with armrests; a big, useful windshield; solid saddle bags and a trunk, and no one thinks you’re an old fart when you ride it.

You never have to wonder how to spend your extra money.

You always know there’s something appropriate you can give as a gift to a Harley rider.

You can pretend you’re a Hell’s Angel on weekend rides, then go back to your real life on week days without going to jail.

An old Harley rusting in a barn is worth more than a new Honda.

When your Harley is stored away for the winter, you can still polish it.

When you say you’re going to clean the bike, your spouse will always know what you’re up to for the next few hours and not have to worry.

It can make you smile on a bad day.

It keeps cops wondering if you’re a Hell’s Angel or maybe really an influential judge or lawyer under those leathers.

It gives you the opportunity to try out every metal polish and auto cleaner in the hardware store.

Makes small children shake with fear when you rumble by them.

Even a small Harley is a big bike.

You don’t have to dress like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger to ride a Harley.

You can wear a Harley cap and not look as silly as 99 per cent of people who wear baseball caps (except of course backwards, which immediately identifies you as a dweeb regardless of the brand name… Remember: people who can’t figure out which way a hat goes on are also poor prospects for friends).

This reason missing – vibrated off.

Unlike sport bikes, you don’t need to visit your chiropractor after riding a Harley for more than 20 minutes.

You never have to explain or apologize for your choice or ride.

No one ever asks you to race them.

You will never need to go out and buy a vibrator.

You always have something to talk about with other Harley riders.

You can always find an after-market part for any Harley, no matter how old it is.

The chrome is on all the right parts, but you can always add more or take some off and it still looks good.

You never have to get the valves adjusted.

They have only one carburetor to adjust.

They’re always in style.

If you ride another motorcycle at 40, people think you’re either crazy or haven’t grown up. If you ride a Harley at 40, people think you’re young at heart and have style.

Harley riders always have something to talk about at parties.

Sure you can ride other motorcycles to Daytona and Sturgis, but why?

Women riding Harley’s look sexy, confident and independent.

Cleaning your bike is an act of love, not a chore.

Harley riders have a better sex life. Honest!

Harley riders are recognized worldwide. Wear a Harley cap or T-shirt anywhere in the world and someone will walk up and talk to you about your bike.

People can argue endlessly about the technical advantages and ergonomics of other motorcycles, but when it’s all been said, Harley riders get on their bikes and ride away with a smile.

Harley riders always have a wrench handy to loan someone.

Harley riders never have to worry about their Harley-riding friends asking to borrow money.

Harley riders learn to say ‘No’ early to people who ask to borrow their bike. This skill is useful when dealing with sales people, Jehovah’s Witnesses and children.

Harley riders always turn heads going through the center of town.

You are never lonely. Instant family when you buy a Harley.

Harley riders don’t have to worry about their bikes being obsoleted by the next year’s model.

Long-term marriages are safer with a Harley because the husband will be too preoccupied with the bike to bother meeting other women. And the wife always knows where hubby is when he’s not in the house… he’s in the garage, polishing something or out riding around town showing off.

When someone asks “What do you ride, you don’t have to explain what a “GSR783ATF-I Inducer” is. You simply say “A Harley”.

You meet more people at bike shows and rallies who ride Harley’s.

When people drive to slow in front of you, you just get to ride longer.

Harleys even make good rat bikes.

You can ride a Harley in rodeo and field day competitions at bike rallies (try riding a sport bike in the barrel push… or the weenie bite).

If you want speed and power, you can pump it up to your satisfaction.

There are more Harley riders at any gathering than any other bike rider.

Harleys never die.

“Arnold” rode one in T2.

When you do the wave to another Harley on the highway they wave back.

Every Harley made will be sold to someone who wanted it. No “last years model”.

You get more grins per mile, even in the rain!

You don’t need to understand “double overhead cam’s” to maintain them.

Harley riders understand that if you have 2 Harley’s you are not rich, if you have 2 Harley’s you have no money at all!

Non-Harley riders will never borrow your tools.

Harley-Davidson’s feel better than any other bike.

You can feel the rumble pulse through you as you ride.

You don’t have to drop the engine out to work on it.

You can find any style of seat for every year.

You can build one from the ground-up, and everyone thinks its cool.

You get to tell people “If you have to ask you wouldn’t understand”.

You don’t have to talk your girlfriend into going for a ride.

If you’re old, the idle shakes like a pacemaker.

They can be slow AND bitchin’.

Fat people gotta ride somethin’.

When people ask “Isn’t there a waiting list?”, you can tell them “Yeah, I waited 33 years and 9 Jap bikes”.

Harley salesmen don’t have to sell them.

Help keep your neighbors from sleeping too late.

Old ones keep the highways properly lubricated.

Lots of extra protein from those bugs in your teeth.

You always know where the cars with alarms are in your neighborhood.

You don’t need to remove any bodywork to do a tune-up.

Don’t need any weight lifting equipment. Just knock it down and pick it back up.

You don’t have to explain your mid-life crisis in detail — “got a Harley” will suffice.

If someone cuts in front of you in traffic, they are almost always intimidated.

If you get stuck in boring business meetings, you can always think about that last ride you took.

“Honey, it’s economical — gets GREAT gas mileage!”

You can putz along at 20MPH, and still look cool.

It’s like getting to ride your savings account around.

If someone’s head doesn’t turn, you know they’re still envious.You never need to buy a paint shaker.

When someone asks what color it is, you can answer “mostly chrome”!

Because you’ve wanted one since you were 11 years old.

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  1. June 15, 2008 at 1:45 am

    To the unknown writer and Harley rider:

    Thank you— Classic — Both Harley’s and your list.

    You must of been ridin’ while you came up with the “101 Reason’s…”, because no one would waste that much time and NOT be on their Harley. 😉

    Live to Ride…
    Best Regards,
    William

  2. hk
    June 18, 2008 at 8:41 am

    read this somewhere … and cudnt agree more 🙂 …

    Live to Ride and ride to live !! yeah !!

  3. Naturewoman
    July 25, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Looking forward to getting to enjoy all these things first hand — wish me luck in getting my own soon!

  4. January 19, 2009 at 4:08 am

    To be one with God and the Universe. That’s how I feel on my Nightster. Ommmmmm.

  5. Justin
    April 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I have a reason to NOT buy a Harley. I was just rear ended on my Pewter Demin 07 Street Glide last Monday. It is going to take 6 to 10 weeks to get the painted parts to repair it because noone can paint it and have it match. So because someone hit me, I am out of a bike for 1.5 to 2 months and no one cares. If this was a Jap bike, I’m sure it would be done in a few weeks. I’m very disappointed in Harley.

    • steve
      August 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

      Dude, my intruder waited that long for a Safety recalled gas tank! Every bike will have something like this.

  6. hk
    April 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    @Naturewoman : good luck !

    @donnie : Peace !

    @Justin : sorry to hear abt ur bike …

  7. Disgusted
    May 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    And they offshore all their best jobs overseas!!!! Yay! Guess they know how to pay back the proud americans who have enabled them to become an icon and symbol of America.

  8. steve
    August 22, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    “Everyone recognizes a Harley”

    That’s why everyone thought my Shadow Spirit was a Dyna and my Intruder gets called a Fatboy? Do they really recognize it?

    “No one ever asks you to race them”

    Good point, the Metric Cruiser would be like Usain Bolt racing in the Special Olympics. =D

    “There are more Harley mechanics around than for any other bike”

    Why do I get the impression that you’re mocking Harley owners and they don’t even know it?

    Actually, I’m just messing with you, some of these are pretty funny. =D

  9. Allen
    May 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I ride Triumph… Much smoother ride! And Triumph has had the crusier of the year for the last two years. Harleys are fine if you really don’t ride much, but if you take off for 500+ miles in a day than a Harley and other v-twins will beat you to death.

  10. March 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    this aint a competition guys..we are all riders and feel the same wind. Harlys have kept the coals burning for all of us.I ride a metric fulldress cruiser a kawasaki nomad 1500fi and its a copy of the big harly…a fine machine.comfort to die for,and i am a man that spent 30 odd years with clip ons and rear sets,old skool rocker yes…but aint got the big bucks for a harly…hmmm lottery win may be. just ride and enjoy.i had a 53 thunderbird 650 for 40 years,yes it did viberate and bits fell off…it kept me young and fit.pushing it mostly.you need to ride all types of bikes and enjoy the freedom and friend ship they create. one life one ride. yes i belong to a chapter…the chapter of life an bikes, were all in it.Dude

  11. Hoshimoto
    June 3, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Its not the bikes – its the owners – Harley’s appeal to a certain ‘mentality’ of people that aren’t big on brains or riding sense, which isn’t hard to spot, so I guess some manufacturer had to cater for them and all the garbage that goes along with it.
    I really feel for HD, cos’ I quite like agricultural tractors, and they didn’t really deserve those who decided to buy their bikes.

    • July 12, 2012 at 12:10 am

      harly owners can range from a judge,dentist to a yobhead looking for glory….your choice your ride. buy a bike and see for your self..if you dont ride you dont live.

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