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Old 12-05-2012, 09:35 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
Question for you. If I had a $1000 or so rat bike, would you still be saying "wow" to this thread if I had posted a similar question?
Not sure I follow your logic.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:09 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Andy, I know where your coming from. I think it was 3 years ago, the OL bought me what she thought was highway pegs and brackets. On Christmas day I opened the box, which did show pegs and all, but stated just brackets. She paid a bundle for these things and was pissed. They went back. I cruised ebay and bought a set way way cheaper. It did not make for a merry Christmas.. she won't shop at Harley anymore either.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Seriously 5 pages of round and round.
We know it's expensive and we know not everything is as it is in pictures. IMHO there is really no truth in advertizing. caveat emptor.

Does it suck? I don't know. I tend to over research things. One I find the best price, two I know the product before hand, and three if I am not sure I will ask before I lay the money down.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Factory parts are friggin' expensive, but they usually fit better and are of better quality than most aftermarket parts. The factory Hondaline backrest for my VTX was almost $300. You can probably find something cheaper aftermarket.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Was in the HD dealer this week.
They put their price tags over the "Made in China" label.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I find nearly everything these days is ridiculously priced. Stupid money just for a smart phone or 1000 TV channels. I'm sure we all have a BIG list of things that cost way to much; However the one thing I get the absolute most pleasure out of is my FLHRC. More often than not..OEM accessories and if its aftermarket... well they aren't cheap either. Money hard to come by but well spent. The cable box? ... if need be... first on the list to go.

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I put a 4 point on my SG and added a sissy bar and pad also a Sundowner seat for about $800. The dealer gave me a 15% off discount card that I used for that stuff. Someday I may put a tour pack on. That is the reason that I put on the 4 point. This will run about $1500. I think this is a lot of money but I really enjoy my bikes and and in the long run that's what it is all about.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I found that if you know everything you want on bike when you first purchase it you can save a lot with dealer discounts 15% off labor 10- 15 % off parts even if you order mustang seat or custom wheels saddle bags from other after market brands but yess i think we all feel your pain
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #49 (permalink)
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I hear you can buy a cheap-ass chinese made HYosung or something like that if HD is too much for you. Just sayin'
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