- 101 Reasons to Buy a Harley
101 Reasons To Buy A Harley
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.
Anyone can ride one.
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).
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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.
reserved for future use.
Instant non-aspirin pain reliever.
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.