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kromsucks
04-08-2010, 6:34 PM
just for curiosity how much would a running ironhead for example cost in japan

Psychophilly666
04-08-2010, 7:13 PM
I imagine higher in price than U.S., I checked craigslist for Japan, and there was only like 8 bikes. 2004 Sportster for $6,800, also saw this tasty one, not a HD but cool.
http://images.craigslist.org/3n43m13pa5T35P55Raa3ade6f0b4a3b531d5c.jpg

justinspace
04-08-2010, 7:17 PM
i have an xs for sale in japan....6,000 bucks, i can ship it to your 800 bucks....lemme know

philbey
04-08-2010, 8:10 PM
I'd be guessing that the Japanese aren't using craiglist to buy all their bikes though, yahoo.co.jp is where they seem to buy/sell all their car parts.

Toecutterp
04-08-2010, 9:03 PM
100000000 dollars i mean Yen. How about this, why. You got something up your sleeve

ChoppyGee
04-08-2010, 9:12 PM
if you sell your vintage iron and send yet another treasure over there i'll kick your ass.

timhypo
04-09-2010, 7:37 AM
I think the more pertinent question is what the average annual Japanese salary is in US dollars as the costs are undoubtedly the same, if not more. Ebay makes worldwide prices pretty homogenized...

Torch
04-09-2010, 10:03 AM
I have heard that new Harley's have almost a 100 percent import tax on them........maybe more American would have jobs if we did that here on Toyota's

timhypo
04-09-2010, 11:20 AM
My Toyota was built in San Antonio. My Ford was built in Mexico. I honestly think the Toyota contributed more to the American economy by employing a bunch of Americans than the Ford did by contributing profits to a company who's making every effort to avoid spending any of their money in our economy or otherwise. I also have a boatload of friend who work at the Toyota plant in Northern Kentucky. I buy American tools where I can, but it would be impossible to only buy American if I ever wanted to use the internet again...

themaninblack
04-09-2010, 11:27 AM
No facts but I have read that the people that are riding the ratty pans and knucks are typically into them for 40 or 50K american, I guess a lot of the cost comes from customs.

edit: BTW foreign cars suck.

Toecutterp
04-09-2010, 11:33 AM
Blahh blahhhh blahhh car blahhh blahh truck blahh hahallcjan ejnene blahh money blahhh boots blahhh sunglasses blahh i cut my fender off and glue it to my helmete i'm a builder. Economy blah llal jfjewj. What happened to seeing cool bikes and sweet build tips. This is getting stupid. Back to the basics Bikes, Break downs, Beat downs BBBBBALAL BLAHHH ALLALAH HASH

themaninblack
04-09-2010, 12:01 PM
Blahh blahhhh blahhh car blahhh blahh truck blahh hahallcjan ejnene blahh money blahhh boots blahhh sunglasses blahh i cut my fender off and glue it to my helmete i'm a builder. Economy blah llal jfjewj. What happened to seeing cool bikes and sweet build tips. This is getting stupid. Back to the basics Bikes, Break downs, Beat downs BBBBBALAL BLAHHH ALLALAH HASH

Seems that the restrictive rules of the JJ may have been better all along. haha BTW I agree lots of useless threads going on - part of the whole uncensored thing.

Torch
04-09-2010, 9:59 PM
infinity
My Toyota was built in San Antonio. My Ford was built in Mexico. I honestly think the Toyota contributed more to the American economy by employing a bunch of Americans than the Ford did by contributing profits to a company who's making every effort to avoid spending any of their money in our economy or otherwise. I also have a boatload of friend who work at the Toyota plant in Northern Kentucky. I buy American tools where I can, but it would be impossible to only buy American if I ever wanted to use the internet again...

As an American company Ford pays taxes on the profit to America , Toyota's profits went to Japan
the slave labor assembly wage is a small part of the cost of a car the profit is around 25 percent.
When Congress passed a law limit each manufacture of the number they can bring into the U.S. Toyota changed the name of half of their cars to Lexis and doubled the number of cars, Nissan to Infinity and Honda to Acura. so congress pleaded with Toyota to give Americans some jobs so they said yes if they were allowed to import even more cars, congress bowed to Japan and said thank you for being so kind to us.
It is all about profit, you think Toyota did that to help the poor people of Kentucky or is that where the cost of living thus the wages are the lowest in America, That was a deal Toyota made with congress and they just keep making up new names like ....Scion.
how bad does it have to get, American factories keep closing and people keep buying imported products, Wow..maybe you too will be lucky and get a job for a Japanese or Chinese company.

kingdeadbeat
04-10-2010, 2:57 AM
You can all shut your pie holes about Foreign or American made, in my eyes ITS ALL FOREIGN

If it wasn't made by this kind of American, shut your face.

P.S. Lets just say Harleys cost enough in Japan, that once they are there, they aren't coming back.

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/kingdeadbeat/Sitting_Bull.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Let's talk bikes, you foreign fucks.

Torch
04-10-2010, 8:54 AM
You can all shut your pie holes about Foreign or American made, in my eyes ITS ALL FOREIGN

If it wasn't made by this kind of American, shut your face.

P.S. Lets just say Harleys cost enough in Japan, that once they are there, they aren't coming back.

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/kingdeadbeat/Sitting_Bull.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Let's talk bikes, you foreign fucks.

Yes we all know it was the prehistoric natives that are responsible for most all of the advancements the U.S. has made, In fact I think this is the picture of the guy that invented the first motorcycle...right?

Twinkies
04-10-2010, 6:53 PM
Yes we all know it was the prehistoric natives that are responsible for most all of the advancements the U.S. has made, In fact I think this is the picture of the guy that invented the first motorcycle...right?

correct, this is chief Dripping Noodle pictured during his bar mitzvah. He later went on to
found the Indian motorcycle company in an effort to manuver around circled wagons. The best inventions are a result of military tactics.. true story.

He also coined the phrase "Homeland security, fighting terrorism since 1492"

jamesgs4
04-10-2010, 8:53 PM
just for curiosity how much would a running ironhead for example cost in japan

link to answer ur question
http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e100258971
or $8042.25 USD

kingdeadbeat
04-10-2010, 9:27 PM
He later went on to
found the Indian motorcycle company in an effort to manuver around circled wagons. "

Correct!!! see, at least someone listened in history, dummies!!!

billdozer
04-10-2010, 9:31 PM
Shit, I meant to put this in the Junk Pile and put it in the Japanese forum, ha ha. JP it is!

swellguy
04-10-2010, 9:42 PM
According to Harley Davidson Japan, this little number:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/swellguy_album/FLHTK.jpg

Costs 3,500,000 yen or US $37,550.

Torch
04-10-2010, 10:24 PM
ok, MSRP on that same bike 24,699 in the U.S. and 37,550 in the land of the rising sun, that is only a 50 percent import fee.

Tatguy
04-21-2010, 3:51 AM
The last Harley I bought was a Tour Glide that was shipped directly from Milwaukee to Japan and then to here (Australia) where I got it.
The story is that it sat in a garage for the 5 years prior to it coming here because after a certain age, bikes get awful expensive to insure.
Anyway, I sold it after a few years but still have the owners manual that came with it and it's a different thing to look at it cause I sure as shit can't read it! LOL

smitty476
01-29-2013, 9:44 PM
are we talking yen or merch store miles??

outlawpete650
01-29-2013, 11:52 PM
Yes we all know it was the prehistoric natives that are responsible for most all of the advancements the U.S. has made, In fact I think this is the picture of the guy that invented the first motorcycle...right?

If he had invented the first motorcycle , the army or some settlers would have stolen it off him befor they killed him his sqaw an offspring , just like they did america

cb550Matt
01-30-2013, 9:41 AM
After 10 years the insurance and licensing fees cost more per year than the value of most cars/bikes. I am unsure of what the tariffs are

davidabl
01-30-2013, 1:45 PM
If he had invented the first motorcycle , the army or some settlers would have stolen it off him befor they killed him his sqaw an offspring , just like they did america

If I remember correctly the Indian MoCo was founded by a pair of Swedish immigrants.....
they apparently named it Indian to show that it was another North American original

davidabl
01-30-2013, 1:47 PM
..and for the record because of that Native Americans don't seem to be offended by "Indian Motocycles" the same way they seem to be by stuff like the Cleveland Indians mascots, Chix in sacred warbonnets etc etc.

MrSinister
01-30-2013, 1:52 PM
Harrey Davidson Dyna Gride!!

Sorry, I'm a terrible person.

outlawpete650
01-31-2013, 12:20 AM
..and for the record because of that Native Americans don't seem to be offended by "Indian Motocycles" the same way they seem to be by stuff like the Cleveland Indians mascots, Chix in sacred warbonnets etc etc.

my wifes quarter cherokee her grandfather moved to nz early 1900 s i got a lota respect for them native americans

JohnnyBGoode
01-31-2013, 11:00 AM
No matter how you look at it, a motorcycle isn't nearly as advanced as a horse. But man wants to feel something for his 'accomplishments' lol!

They pay a pretty penny for our old bikes over there, it's good to see someone enjoying them because here in America they're neglected all to hell by people who'd rather have fuel injection and computerized ignitions. Our youth here are more into 'drifting import' crap than riding real American iron, I'm one of 4 people in my age range where I live who rides and appreciates the old way of doing things, and all mechanical shit!

VPNick
01-31-2013, 11:40 AM
No matter how you look at it, a motorcycle isn't nearly as advanced as a horse. But man wants to feel something for his 'accomplishments' lol!

They pay a pretty penny for our old bikes over there, it's good to see someone enjoying them because here in America they're neglected all to hell by people who'd rather have fuel injection and computerized ignitions. Our youth here are more into 'drifting import' crap than riding real American iron, I'm one of 4 people in my age range where I live who rides and appreciates the old way of doing things, and all mechanical shit!

also alot of guys here that really just want old iron for the fashion or bragging rights and have no idea how to care for them or service and repair them when shit inevitablly will happen, thus end up sitting in the corner of a garage or barn collecting dust.

oh and by the way when i say "here" i meant America...not CC

outlawpete650
01-31-2013, 11:41 AM
No matter how you look at it, a motorcycle isn't nearly as advanced as a horse. But man wants to feel something for his 'accomplishments' lol!

They pay a pretty penny for our old bikes over there, it's good to see someone enjoying them because here in America they're neglected all to hell by people who'd rather have fuel injection and computerized ignitions. Our youth here are more into 'drifting import' crap than riding real American iron, I'm one of 4 people in my age range where I live who rides and appreciates the old way of doing things, and all mechanical shit!

no way johnny

if we all rode horses
1 ,, We could only ride about 50 miles a day
2, vets charge 10 time what a mechanic does
3 . would you ride a vintage horse
4. how do you chop a horse
6. the roads woud be coverd in hors shit , or you gona stop every 10 miles and shovel it up
,7 a horse cost 5x as much per mile to feed
8. you get say 10,000 miles outa a set of tyre at sat 300 a set , youd get maybe 1000 miles outa a set of horse shoes fa about the same

an ive only just started
:cheersmate:

JohnnyBGoode
01-31-2013, 11:43 AM
Oh i know, Americas a vanity show these days, loaded to the brim with brainless sheep consumers and unproductive welfare milking hood rats. Oh America, you sure fell off!

I like the old stuff because, it's not from this era where people pride themselves on the things listed above, but rather in the work they do, the tuning, the building of a motor, ect. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be an American, when I walk into a Walmart.


A natural horse, that doesn't have to walk on concrete, doesn't need shoes, I never seen a wild horse change it's shoes, they eat grass... and when the use of the horse is gone, you have supper.

Slayer63
01-31-2013, 1:10 PM
A natural horse, that doesn't have to walk on concrete, doesn't need shoes, I never seen a wild horse change it's shoes, they eat grass... and when the use of the horse is gone, you have supper.

Fuck that. You ever eat an old horse? Tougher than shit.

jorgun
01-31-2013, 2:49 PM
Fuck that. You ever eat an old horse? Tougher than shit.

Old grooundhogs are tougher than hell too!! But the way grandma cooked 'em they was always tender and good eatin'! Figure if the horse was cooked right it would be good eatin' too!!

JohnnyBGoode
01-31-2013, 3:50 PM
Yes, make a big stew out of it and let it simmer for awhile to tenderize the meat!


food is food, if its got fur and four legs, it's fair game I'd assume... Until peta ruins the fun,.


must get fluent in horse whispering if you want new horses..

I still love my Harley, irregardless.

sandergecko
01-31-2013, 5:34 PM
Fuck that. You ever eat an old horse? Tougher than shit.

Bullshit! Old horse is the best horsemeat.