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(WBAY Green Bay)   Harley Davidson's attempt to return to the days when it was the outlaw brand is foiled when they are forced to recall 175,000 bikes due to brake problems   ( wbay.com) divider line
    More: Fail, antilock brake control, Federal government of the United States, Associated Press, U.S. safety regulators, Traffic Safety Administration, field service campaign, Motorcycle, Copyright  
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2018-02-09 07:07:35 AM  
Q:  What do dogs and Harleys have in common?

A:  They both like to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

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Q:  What's the difference between a Hoover and a Harley?

A:  The placement of the dirtbag.
 
2018-02-09 08:29:20 AM  
They can just release some rebel themed bikes, again.
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2018-02-09 08:39:29 AM  
Outlaw Dentists.
 
2018-02-09 10:28:31 AM  
Brake laws suck.
 
2018-02-09 10:31:16 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Outlaw Dentists.


And/or Easy Rider cosplayers.
 
2018-02-09 10:31:44 AM  
Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.
 
2018-02-09 10:31:48 AM  
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2018-02-09 10:38:08 AM  
The brakes weren't designed with the average Harley rider in mind.
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2018-02-09 10:47:59 AM  
If you need brakes your pipes aren't loud enough...
 
2018-02-09 10:48:29 AM  
There was just a I hate Harley's thread last week, give it a rest......
 
2018-02-09 10:55:29 AM  

fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.


I can easily afford one. I chose to buy a Honda Fury instead.  And a VTX-1300 before that.  And a Shadow Aero before that.

Every Honda bike I've ever had just worked.  Period.  Everyone I've known with a Harley (and I've known and ridden with a bunch of them) had an unreliable bike.
 
2018-02-09 10:55:59 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Outlaw Dentists.


This.

Want an 'outlaw' brand HD? Look at your prices.  How many outlaws can afford them?
 
2018-02-09 10:56:18 AM  
Oh, this thread again...
 
2018-02-09 11:01:56 AM  
Brakes are for sissies!!
 
2018-02-09 11:02:31 AM  
I thought brakes weren't mandatory on tractors - even the ones with only two wheels?
 
2018-02-09 11:03:53 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.

I can easily afford one. I chose to buy a Honda Fury instead.  And a VTX-1300 before that.  And a Shadow Aero before that.

Every Honda bike I've ever had just worked.  Period.  Everyone I've known with a Harley (and I've known and ridden with a bunch of them) had an unreliable bike.


Same here.  I regularly ride with three Harley owners.  Two had severe oil leaks while riding and one had his air intake fall off when it was brand new.
 
2018-02-09 11:09:31 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Wave Of Anal Fury: fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.

I can easily afford one. I chose to buy a Honda Fury instead.  And a VTX-1300 before that.  And a Shadow Aero before that.

Every Honda bike I've ever had just worked.  Period.  Everyone I've known with a Harley (and I've known and ridden with a bunch of them) had an unreliable bike.

Same here.  I regularly ride with three Harley owners.  Two had severe oil leaks while riding and one had his air intake fall off when it was brand new.


I have a couple friends who ride Harleys and they've never had any problems.  On the other hand, they're constantly tinkering with them and I have no idea what percentage of their bikes are still original parts.
 
hej
2018-02-09 11:09:59 AM  
Braking is for pussies.
 
2018-02-09 11:10:28 AM  
Where we're going,  we don't need brakes.
 
2018-02-09 11:10:44 AM  
85% of all Harleys are still on the road; the other 15% made it back to the garage.
 
2018-02-09 11:26:34 AM  
It's nice to see farkers are expanding their hate-rizons.  I was getting tired of it just being McDonald's and republicans all the time.
 
2018-02-09 11:42:49 AM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: It's nice to see farkers are expanding their hate-rizons.  I was getting tired of it just being McDonald's and republicans all the time.


Were you triggered?  Perhaps you need a hug.

I don't hate Harleys.  They're just overpriced and not particularly reliable.
 
2018-02-09 11:47:54 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.

I can easily afford one. I chose to buy a Honda Fury instead.  And a VTX-1300 before that.  And a Shadow Aero before that.

Every Honda bike I've ever had just worked.  Period.  Everyone I've known with a Harley (and I've known and ridden with a bunch of them) had an unreliable bike.


Clearly unreliable. Bigliest.
 
2018-02-09 11:50:08 AM  
forced to recall 175,000 bikes due to brake problems

But backfiring through the carb and nylon shoes on the cam chains are still considered "features".
 
2018-02-09 12:08:22 PM  

hej: Braking is for pussies.


Who is sliding under semis for?
 
2018-02-09 12:14:19 PM  
Brakes! We don't need no stinking brakes.
 
2018-02-09 12:48:33 PM  
I'm older now, and the electronic rider aids suites are so good these days I'd be silly to buy another analog bike new. Probably going to grab a 790 Duke this year and trade in my non vintage Duc.
 
2018-02-09 01:02:15 PM  
Loud brakes save lives!
 
2018-02-09 01:04:35 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: one had his air intake fall off when it was brand new.


That's an HD Ram Air Intake, it's a feature
 
2018-02-09 01:09:56 PM  
I plan on selling my husband's bike shortly (he knows).

Just have to get a clean title and the beast will be gone. It's been collecting dust for 9 years.
 
2018-02-09 01:24:30 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Wave Of Anal Fury: fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.

I can easily afford one. I chose to buy a Honda Fury instead.  And a VTX-1300 before that.  And a Shadow Aero before that.

Every Honda bike I've ever had just worked.  Period.  Everyone I've known with a Harley (and I've known and ridden with a bunch of them) had an unreliable bike.

Same here.  I regularly ride with three Harley owners.  Two had severe oil leaks while riding and one had his air intake fall off when it was brand new.


One of the guys I used to ride with had his brand-new Harley catch fire and burn to the freaking ground 6 miles from the dealership.  He never even got the thing to his house.

In all fairness to HD, the problem was traced back to an aftermarket exhaust system the dealership had installed incorrectly before he took delivery.  Zing!  New bike upgrade for him!  Unfortunately, it took most of that riding season to get that hashed out...
 
2018-02-09 01:24:34 PM  
It's a marketing ploy: "Harley Davidson ... you can't stop 'em!"
 
2018-02-09 01:36:29 PM  
this happens if you "far exceed the recommended maintenance for antilock braking systems."  In other words, you're supposed to flush that system at least every two years, some idiots leave it alone for 7+ years and the fluid blackens and develops crud that can screw with the valves.

Seems less "harley screwed up" and more "thinning the herd."  Never screw around with braking systems, no matter how much money you think you're saving by ignoring maintenance schedules
 
2018-02-09 02:22:09 PM  
And looks like they are trying t o develop and electric motorcycle to capture the millennials, it will probably somehow leak oil.
 
2018-02-09 03:14:38 PM  

PghThermal: 85% of all Harleys are still on the road; the other 15% made it back to the garage.


OK, that's funny.
 
2018-02-09 03:19:13 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: Seems less "harley screwed up" and more "thinning the herd."  Never screw around with braking systems, no matter how much money you think you're saving by ignoring maintenance schedules


I had to do a double-take and go back to read the recall on this one.  They had a recall in 2014 because the brake routing could leave a hose pinched between the frame and tank, and let pressure build up resulting in an overheated caliper or locked wheel; I thought this might have been an expansion of that.

Yeah, this one reads more like a maintenance issue.  For the price of a can of brake fluid and 20 minutes of time, it's relatively easy to flush the system (disclaimer: I've never done brakes on an ABS Harley, so I don't know if there's some magic computer process to bleed/flush the ABS bits; it might be slightly  more complicated than I've made it out to be...)
 
2018-02-09 03:33:28 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.

I can easily afford one. I chose to buy a Honda Fury instead.  And a VTX-1300 before that.  And a Shadow Aero before that.

Every Honda bike I've ever had just worked.  Period.  Everyone I've known with a Harley (and I've known and ridden with a bunch of them) had an unreliable bike.


I had an Aero and a VTX1800 and had more troubles with them than any Harley I've ever owned.

The Aero had a weird electrical short that blew the speedo/taillights fuse at random moments.  The problem disappeared and mysteriously as it started.

The VTX seeped coolant.  No matter what I tried I couldn't stop it.

The worst problem I've had with a Harley was the shifter popped out because whoever wrenched it before I owned it didn't put it on right.  None of them leaked oil and none died on me.  I got a tank of bad gas once but you can't blame the bike for that.
 
2018-02-09 03:37:38 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: The Aero had a weird electrical short that blew the speedo/taillights fuse at random moments.  The problem disappeared and mysteriously as it started.


You had a pinched wire.  Probably between the frame and the tank.  Can be incredibly difficult to diagnose because it will only short intermittently and "cures" itself when you start removing parts ( seat, tank ) to track the problem down.

Spent a whole lotta time chasing that particular gremlin, let me tell ya.
 
2018-02-09 04:35:52 PM  

Unikitty: I plan on selling my husband's bike shortly (he knows).

Just have to get a clean title and the beast will be gone. It's been collecting dust for 9 years.


post a photo of the bike
 
2018-02-09 05:01:30 PM  

farkstorm: Unikitty: I plan on selling my husband's bike shortly (he knows).

Just have to get a clean title and the beast will be gone. It's been collecting dust for 9 years.

post a photo of the bike


I actually don't have one on hand, believe it or not.  But it's a 2003 Sportster. It'll be months before anything is done with it.
 
2018-02-09 09:13:21 PM  
this was news 3 or 4 days ago
 
2018-02-09 09:51:18 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: It's nice to see farkers are expanding their hate-rizons.  I was getting tired of it just being McDonald's and republicans all the time.


Imagine if this story was about a bunch of republicans riding Harley's through a McDonalds drive thru!
 
2018-02-09 10:58:17 PM  

fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.


I "can't afford one" in the sense that if I bought a new one, I wouldn't be able to enjoy it for fear of scratching the chrome or breaking things. It's one thing to be able to "afford" a five-figure toy, it's another to be rich enough that breaking it doesn't pain or embarrass you.
 
2018-02-10 01:38:36 PM  

Whatthefark: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: It's nice to see farkers are expanding their hate-rizons.  I was getting tired of it just being McDonald's and republicans all the time.

Imagine if this story was about a bunch of republicans riding Harley's through a McDonalds drive thru!


Drew is mining for these stories
there's no ClickHate like Harley ClickHate
 
2018-02-10 01:41:39 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: fastfxr: Oh, it's the "I can't afford one so I'll just regurgitate jokes" thread.

I "can't afford one" in the sense that if I bought a new one, I wouldn't be able to enjoy it for fear of scratching the chrome or breaking things. It's one thing to be able to "afford" a five-figure toy, it's another to be rich enough that breaking it doesn't pain or embarrass you.


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