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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #340 on: July 09, 2020, 07:50:10 pm »
HD Tygervalley

Rumours that CT took over, now it looks closed.

Bad that they did not even update the website with any news.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #341 on: July 09, 2020, 08:07:22 pm »
HD Tygervalley

Rumours that CT took over, now it looks closed.

Bad that they did not even update the website with any news.

Don't want to jeopardise any last minute sales. :pot:
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #342 on: July 09, 2020, 08:23:51 pm »


Quote from: Kobus on Today at 07:50:10 pm>HD Tygervalley

Rumours that CT took over, now it looks closed.

Bad that they did not even update the website with any news.

Can confirm the HD CT did indeed buy all of HD TYG stock.
Same owner(s) bought HD JHB and HD Pretoria stock...not the businesses...the stock...
CTbranch also taken over that glass restaurant, on the end, so expanding, LONGEST bike shop I ever visited.
I reckon a Tygervalley Store will re-open, under CT...
Cheers
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #343 on: July 10, 2020, 03:05:00 am »


Quote from: Kobus on Today at 07:50:10 pm>HD Tygervalley

Rumours that CT took over, now it looks closed.

Bad that they did not even update the website with any news.

Can confirm the HD CT did indeed buy all of HD TYG stock.
Same owner(s) bought HD JHB and HD Pretoria stock...not the businesses...the stock...
CTbranch also taken over that glass restaurant, on the end, so expanding, LONGEST bike shop I ever visited.
I reckon a Tygervalley Store will re-open, under CT...
Cheers
Chris


Thanks for the update Chris. I wish you could see the HD shop in Florida,  it is madness!!
It is huge, it is just  :drif: ......ok ek kort n lappie
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #344 on: July 10, 2020, 12:27:17 pm »


Quote from: Kobus on Today at 07:50:10 pm>HD Tygervalley

Rumours that CT took over, now it looks closed.

Bad that they did not even update the website with any news.

Can confirm the HD CT did indeed buy all of HD TYG stock.
Same owner(s) bought HD JHB and HD Pretoria stock...not the businesses...the stock...
CTbranch also taken over that glass restaurant, on the end, so expanding, LONGEST bike shop I ever visited.
I reckon a Tygervalley Store will re-open, under CT...
Cheers
Chris


Thanks for the update Chris. I wish you could see the HD shop in Florida,  it is madness!!
It is huge, it is just  :drif: ......ok ek kort n lappie

we once went to Harley Shop at Daytona beach its like a mall with its own escalator .........stores in the states are different level stuff

yip sorry for the pretoria sandton and tygervsalley people being swallowed up by the CT dealer monopoly

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #345 on: July 10, 2020, 12:45:55 pm »
I read that Harley are in the process of restructuring and this will result in head count cuts.

Considering the current climate it seems the bosses do not expect a surge in sales or claw back some lost ground.

But harley still sell loads of bikes and the share price is still healthy ish .... my one solitary share in the company is still in green territory
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« Reply #346 on: July 10, 2020, 12:50:22 pm »
I work in Marysville Kansas currently, and the majority of bikes and thetr are quite a couple are Harleys.  So much so that they could have called the town Harleyville  :laughing4:
One of my managers has got a fatboy and a Springer (referred to front suspension) and he promised to call me one Sunday morning for a long outride.
He says it will have to be Kansas though, since you are required to wear helmets in Nebraska and we dont have any.
I have yet to see someone on a HD to wear a helmet in KS.
Can get very nice examples secondhand for usd 4k and if I knew my contract would have been renieved next year I would have seriously considered buying one since it give you that bit more freedom of movement where you are not allowed to go in tou off time with the company vehicle.
I do see HD here with serious mileage on them......80k plus miles is common.
Then there are many ones that are close to 20 years old with only 5k miles on them.....my manager fot one of them low mileage fatboys for a steal.

TVB and Mother: it would be great if the two of you gave more info about riding in the US; road etiquette, helmet rules, anything that is usefull. I hope to deliver a bike from NY to FL in Aug. and thanks to Knuckle for his thread.

Hi Ian
my first trip ever to the States was just my wife and i and we had a more or less coast to coast route
things i learnt on the 4 trips and nearly 30000km around the states we did
do a bit of home work there might be some landmarks or things you want to see and with a slight detour might be worth the extra miles
my iphone and ipad was a winner to access information
try to get a local sim card for access only on 3G/4G
when crossing interstate places the info centres are extreemly helpful
we rode with helmets all the time as the rules differ from state to state and i couldnt be bothered checking which is which
i found the dealers and fellow bikers friendly of note but there are those tanned/tattooed  bikers that will judge you thinking you a newby wannabe biker.........just be polite
we greeted every one we rode past its a thing there.......i grew up that way here too
people in America are friendly and helpful
sit down restaurants are expensive except cracker barrel for a home style cooked meal
garage shop and fast food is cheaper by far to fill up
tons of motels and cheap hotels
tons of dodgy places too
NY to FL
not sure on time but these are places i liked in this more or less area
Lynchberg Jack Daniels brewery
HD York factory
Blue Ridge Highway
Barber Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham Alabama
Orange County Choppers
hope you get to enjoy your trip with all this covid bullshit going on and it doesnt skrew with it




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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #347 on: July 11, 2020, 02:09:32 am »
I will confirm that people in the States especially rural or country side America is very friendly!!
The picture I have painted about the States after watching movies all the years and then what you get on the news and social media was rather different.
I love America, and I believe every visitor will or may feel the same, it's a great country and not planning is necessary for s trip other than places of interest on your planned journey.
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #348 on: July 11, 2020, 02:42:44 am »
I work in Marysville Kansas currently, and the majority of bikes and thetr are quite a couple are Harleys.  So much so that they could have called the town Harleyville  :laughing4:
One of my managers has got a fatboy and a Springer (referred to front suspension) and he promised to call me one Sunday morning for a long outride.
He says it will have to be Kansas though, since you are required to wear helmets in Nebraska and we dont have any.
I have yet to see someone on a HD to wear a helmet in KS.
Can get very nice examples secondhand for usd 4k and if I knew my contract would have been renieved next year I would have seriously considered buying one since it give you that bit more freedom of movement where you are not allowed to go in tou off time with the company vehicle.
I do see HD here with serious mileage on them......80k plus miles is common.
Then there are many ones that are close to 20 years old with only 5k miles on them.....my manager fot one of them low mileage fatboys for a steal.

TVB and Mother: it would be great if the two of you gave more info about riding in the US; road etiquette, helmet rules, anything that is usefull. I hope to deliver a bike from NY to FL in Aug. and thanks to Knuckle for his thread.

Hi Ian
my first trip ever to the States was just my wife and i and we had a more or less coast to coast route
things i learnt on the 4 trips and nearly 30000km around the states we did
do a bit of home work there might be some landmarks or things you want to see and with a slight detour might be worth the extra miles
my iphone and ipad was a winner to access information
try to get a local sim card for access only on 3G/4G
when crossing interstate places the info centres are extreemly helpful
we rode with helmets all the time as the rules differ from state to state and i couldnt be bothered checking which is which
i found the dealers and fellow bikers friendly of note but there are those tanned/tattooed  bikers that will judge you thinking you a newby wannabe biker.........just be polite
we greeted every one we rode past its a thing there.......i grew up that way here too
people in America are friendly and helpful
sit down restaurants are expensive except cracker barrel for a home style cooked meal
garage shop and fast food is cheaper by far to fill up
tons of motels and cheap hotels
tons of dodgy places too
NY to FL
not sure on time but these are places i liked in this more or less area
Lynchberg Jack Daniels brewery
HD York factory
Blue Ridge Highway
Barber Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham Alabama
Orange County Choppers
hope you get to enjoy your trip with all this covid bullshit going on and it doesnt skrew with it

Thank you to both Mother & Tom, lots of good info, appreciated.
I have a decision to make about this trip, assuming I can even get to NY, the ride down would be great but then I need to fly out of Ft. Lauderdale or Miami and that is the hectic part. Southern US a hotbed of CV right now, so not to be taken lightly.
Cheers. Ian

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #349 on: July 11, 2020, 12:19:06 pm »
Soooooo i know im gonna get kak now  but i need a few opinions...

Can get this 2007 sportster 1200 for 40k, 43000km on the clock...now ...is this an acceptable purchase for a toppie, or are these models classed as a "girly" harley??  :deal:

thoughts ?

Fuggem, if they think otherwise .....

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #350 on: July 11, 2020, 01:34:13 pm »
Soooooo i know im gonna get kak now  but i need a few opinions...

Can get this 2007 sportster 1200 for 40k, 43000km on the clock...now ...is this an acceptable purchase for a toppie, or are these models classed as a "girly" harley??  :deal:

thoughts ?

Fuggem, if they think otherwise .....

If it itches, scratch!

 :snorting:

Many men are riding sportsters here in the States, nothing girlish about it. Many as for in common sight woman here are riding big HD like Heritage  and fatboy.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #351 on: July 11, 2020, 02:35:46 pm »
Get yr motor running.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #352 on: July 11, 2020, 07:13:00 pm »
Cruisers at the Ace? Man, how things have changed!  :o

Time was that you were no more likely to see a Harley there than a fur trimmed Lambretta!  :eek7:
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« Reply #353 on: July 11, 2020, 08:40:44 pm »
Cruisers at the Ace? Man, how things have changed!  :o

Time was that you were no more likely to see a Harley there than a fur trimmed Lambretta!  :eek7:

I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw ICM's photo! :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #354 on: July 11, 2020, 08:45:47 pm »
You dinosaurs need to get with it man.  :biggrin:

My in laws used to go the ace in late 50s early 60s. Ole man had a bonnie back then.

Shmaaak the ace. Lekker history and time to chill a bit.
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« Reply #355 on: July 11, 2020, 08:55:25 pm »
You dinosaurs need to get with it man.  :biggrin:

My in laws used to go the ace in late 50s early 60s. Ole man had a bonnie back then.

Shmaaak the ace. Lekker history and time to chill a bit.

A Bonny mos wasn't a Harley, ek se! :pot:
 

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« Reply #356 on: July 11, 2020, 09:16:03 pm »
You dinosaurs need to get with it man.  :biggrin:

My in laws used to go the ace in late 50s early 60s. Ole man had a bonnie back then.

Shmaaak the ace. Lekker history and time to chill a bit.

A Bonny mos wasn't a Harley, ek se! :pot:

Good to see the memory not gone yet.
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« Reply #357 on: July 13, 2020, 12:47:37 pm »
tend to agree dont put down a sporty

my olman used to ride all over the country side with his  O0 :thumleft: 8)

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« Reply #358 on: July 14, 2020, 03:45:16 pm »
 touring with a loaded Sporster
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« Reply #359 on: July 14, 2020, 03:47:11 pm »
Soooooo i know im gonna get kak now  but i need a few opinions...

Can get this 2007 sportster 1200 for 40k, 43000km on the clock...now ...is this an acceptable purchase for a toppie, or are these models classed as a "girly" harley??  :deal:

thoughts ?

nope nothing girlish.....my dad rode many many miles on his

Fuggem, if they think otherwise .....

If it itches, scratch!

 :snorting:

Many men are riding sportsters here in the States, nothing girlish about it. Many as for in common sight woman here are riding big HD like Heritage  and fatboy.
Ride what you can afford  :thumleft:
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