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How Harley killed itself

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As said "there is hope" provided Harley change their mind set. They have been producing the same bike for over 40 years with just cosmetic changes and new names,sad to see a icon die.
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The Fortnine story was much more detailed going back to the beginning of the Honda invasion, the Regan era and the present stock manipulation. I saw quite a few differences between the two videos.

The numbers quoted in both videos are easily accessible, Ryan didn't need to see the other video to come up with the facts and figures.

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The Fortnine story was much more detailed going back to the beginning of the Honda invasion, the Regan era and the present stock manipulation. I saw quite a few differences between the two videos.

The numbers quoted in both videos are easily accessible, Ryan didn't need to see the other video to come up with the facts and figures.
what i saw was a lot of similarity, enough IMO that he copied a lot of it from the other video.

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It will be a long slow death. Moto Guzzi has been going out of business since 1921.

Harley has a long way to decline before dealers have to start selling Tractors, lawnmowers, kayaks, Yeti, and the Big Green Egg, like all the Japanese dealers in my area.

Oh, and Harley hasn’t been making the same motorcycle for the last 40 years. They keep the iconic look, but have been improving the motorcycles. I wouldn’t have considered buying one until I did in 2016.
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what i saw was a lot of similarity, enough IMO that he copied a lot of it from the other video.
I could likely find several videos that you might think the same thing of, but it doesn't mean he plagiarized them too. After a ball game, a lot of reviewers might say the same things about the game. They might also talk about past events, facts and figures- did they copy each other?

If you're comfortable with your theory that's fine too. And don't forget to ride!
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I could likely find several videos that you might think the same thing of, but it doesn't mean he plagiarized them too. After a ball game, a lot of reviewers might say the same things about the game. They might also talk about past events, facts and figures- did they copy each other?

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I'm glad you see the importance of all opinions are valid,

I've been out a few times on the KLR, haven't been on the versys yet. although i did put a different windscreen on. I'm hoping to get out this wk and see how it works for the wind buffering

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I found the stock windscreen in the lowest position is the least turbulent air. I tried it at all heights, plus I have a Givi screen. The Givi caused turbulence around my stomach and arms.

I'm willing to sacrifice some comfort in cold weather for smoother airflow. Other riders can't, but diversity is good- it would be a boring existence if we all liked the exact same things.
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