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kingdeadbeat
04-20-2010, 9:36 PM
I know all you bad ass biker daddies out there are gonna shit!!!

I'll say all the lame tough guy shit that will follow for the next 2.5 pages, so you don't have to:

"Quit jockin' my shit Harley" and "Fuckin' corporate wanna-be's" and "Fuck the Factory"
and "I'm gonna put unicorns on my bike, copy that" and "I've been laying flake for ages"


Fuck you all, Harley now lets you trade in your sheet metal for a factory flaked paint job, in six washed up skater approved colors, and I'm sure for $400, a few of you will actually line up.

REAL QUOTE: "It's like catnip for bikers" AND "From Dark Custom cool to Old School Original"

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have at it losers

Beefdrippings
04-20-2010, 9:38 PM
Ugh.

kingdeadbeat
04-20-2010, 9:39 PM
P.S. This is not a joke, this paper was at my local H.D. and I did not go in on April fools day.

flat black with red and white pinstripe is now cool.........again. and tribal.

kingdeadbeat
04-20-2010, 9:40 PM
Ugh.

Dang, I forgot that one!!!

dannyb
04-20-2010, 9:41 PM
Harley, if your reading this, and I'm sure some "market researcher" is......KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING!!!!
Your cracking my shit right up.

billdozer
04-20-2010, 9:43 PM
What next, swazis!?

philbey
04-20-2010, 9:48 PM
factory optioned knuckleduster kick pedals are next. Then the swazis.

Fredo
04-20-2010, 9:53 PM
I'm betting double lighting bolt SS on bass boat flake.

OneWayKris
04-20-2010, 9:54 PM
I really think the Violet Rose flake is my favorite it is so Beautiful it reminds me of the sparkle in my mothers eyes when i would suckle her beast for nutrition, god what i would do to be thirteen again....

respek
04-20-2010, 9:55 PM
ok..... $400 for a tank painted wonder if they would do flat tank with gold metal flake Swaz. That would be total dark cusstoms

respek
04-20-2010, 9:56 PM
I really think the Violet Rose flake is my favorite it is so Beautiful it reminds me of the long gazes i would stare into my mothers eyes when i would suckle her beast for the nutrition, god what i would do to be thirteen again....

wow!!!!11!

shop102
04-20-2010, 9:57 PM
pretty soon they'll have an SS bolts package

Allen
04-20-2010, 10:00 PM
I can't decide on if I like the pacific blue mega flake or the disco gold mega flake better? The grape and the rootbeer brown are not my style, pouser. Please, no one out there copy me until I get my $400 ball-lick on my bike.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4497234415_98516040bc.jpg

SMChewy
04-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Next is the Factory Frisco Mount tank, and optional upswept baffled Fish Tails. Sign me up for 2!!!

Allen
04-20-2010, 10:02 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QeZMBX56_l0/S7qTvWkZOaI/AAAAAAAAByo/ifuABGWXogA/s1600/chop+cult+fail.jpg

This is actually better...

Joey
04-20-2010, 10:18 PM
"Unlike anything or anyone else"
except for everyone at your local golf course, wine tasting, Starbucks, and your kid's musical.

altshovel
04-20-2010, 10:22 PM
I no understand? Whadidyaexpect?? Yeah, swazi's for sure, it's not a stretch. Is it? or where have I been?? This is a free market and in part it makes it a free rip off. I'm not saying there ought to be a law. But trade-mark everything.

Magickman
04-20-2010, 10:29 PM
OK, really, why do any of you care? You really think they are (or even CAN ) copy a bike you build with your own hands and your own mind?

I keep laughing at the comments where people think they are 'threatened' with Harley copying a trend.

My tank is flat black with red flames. I painted it myself and there is no other like it. I could give a crap if Harley started marketing tanks that matched. In the end I did it myself and I will always know that sets me apart form the guy who just throws money at his bike.

And this comes from a guy who USED TO just throw money at his bike. I learned the value and the differnce doing it yourself makes.

McChop
04-20-2010, 10:35 PM
Well, at least the factory is trying to keep up, even if they're following a fairly fast paced 'scene' by taking baby steps. At least it's in the right direction.
More power to them.

It seems that HD is making the Sportster into a Barbie doll kind of bike.
You can get it in all kinds of themes, just like the doll comes in different styles.
There's the 'Dark Custom Cool', now the 'Old School Original' being the produced products.
Not even to mention the Iron 883 and the custom build they had for the NYC Art of Rebellion show.


Maybe Harley sees the Sportster as the more affordable bike for the customizing crowd, and figures they might as well cash in by making it easily customizable.
It reminds me of Toyota and their Scions.

Whatever it is, Barbies or Scions, really, it's just business. You can't really hate on them for that.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't like the 48. I'd also be lying if I said I wouldn't flake it out.
Though I would also flake the fender. The whole mismatch style looks half-assed to me.

Beefdrippings
04-20-2010, 10:38 PM
"Unlike anything or anyone else"
except for everyone at your local golf course, wine tasting, Starbucks, and your kid's musical.

If your shirt has more tattoos than you, you're a douche.

number1son
04-20-2010, 10:39 PM
In a few short months we'll all be looking back lovingly at when harley made denim paint finishes because you all know the stocker with denim paint aren't going to be cool, when all their "bro's" are rocking the flake of the gods.
I think it's good just when I am starting to get sick of something Harley steps up and makes it uncool again.Right on Harley keep up the good work!

wildcard
04-20-2010, 10:44 PM
oh hell, baby blue flake and lavender flames. and more chrome than two bitches can shine.... and ride it straight into a mudhole....or seek group therapy.

Gardener1
04-20-2010, 10:45 PM
Now when the weekend rolls around all those RUBs are gonna look killer in their Docker shorts and matching Metal Flake tank. Actually, the guy or gal that dose end up getting this is the type of person who doesn't have the skill or know how to do it them self. They just wanna look like us, but they'll never be us. So if they want $400 factory flake... go for it.

HFMC
04-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Damn, and I like flake. Unfortunately, I'm even too slow (or lazy) to beat Harley to the punch. Oh well, I'd have probably never got around to actually painting anything anyway.

wildcard
04-20-2010, 10:48 PM
must wash with beer.must wash with beer. must........

KT
04-20-2010, 10:49 PM
Well shit I am painting the bike I am building with different kinds of monster flake and adding pearls on it too ...I was doing this cause I want this really out there blinding bike and I am learning to paint ,wanted something not base clear or basic ....Now I find out I am a fucking trend follower SUM BITCH! ......Guess I need to get a Ruckus like my brother and say hell with it ....LOL FTF ...All my shit is 40+

SMChewy
04-20-2010, 10:50 PM
At least they will be easy to spot. Just re-read the add. TANK ONLY!!!! Watch out for all those black fenders and gold tanks!!! Stylin!

cHiCoD
04-20-2010, 11:05 PM
What next, swazis!?

GAWD,i hope so!

jwhite
04-20-2010, 11:09 PM
My new trend is painting dicks with wings on my gas tank. People tend to not mimic that look.

TroopThrowback
04-20-2010, 11:17 PM
At least they will be easy to spot. Just re-read the add. TANK ONLY!!!! Watch out for all those black fenders and gold tanks!!! Stylin!

There you go, you caught that, too.

If you want flake, do it, but do it right and do it complete. Otherwise you are what we always thought you were, a douche. now there's just one more way to get there: the factory catalog.

For the record I can't paint shit

Joey
04-20-2010, 11:20 PM
For the record I can't paint shit

I can't either... and mine is painted with Duplicolor. That's how you know mine is real. It cost me $7 and it looks like it.

Not that I don't wish I wasn't better or my paint wasn't nicer... but neither is the case.

number1son
04-20-2010, 11:30 PM
My new trend is painting dicks with wings on my gas tank. People tend to not mimic that look.
Good stuff .Maby one day they will embrace their sexuallity and they will come with an assortment of dicks w/ wings from the motor company direct.It will be the tribal flame of the new millinium.
I don't want to see the handshake for the dick customs.

wildcard
04-20-2010, 11:42 PM
another trend setter....actually a good way to send their designers the wrong direction as the factory tends to copy everyones design but 10 years behind. ummmm, dont bend over.

imtheslime
04-21-2010, 12:09 AM
Look at it this way, after people buy this shit then lock it up and brown their shorts, It will all be more parts/bikes for us and our children to cut up and modify in the future....at half price or less. fuck it.

wildcard
04-21-2010, 12:24 AM
......but they will advertise it ONE of a kind YOUgotta see it for only 20000000000 dollars and more than i can list.......

wildcard
04-21-2010, 12:28 AM
metal flake flying dick emblems. all the bells and whistles(gag) too many options to list...... collector item........(barf)......

nickle
04-21-2010, 4:20 AM
It's a better idea than chrome tassles. In fact, it's a sensible and accomadating, for a factory option. It's no different than offering body trim options on sports cars. The paint probably looks nice.

It's no more ridiculous than owing that stock Iron 883, throwing some Biltwell parts on it and calling it custom; or even worse, supporting bullshit like Loser Machine.

HardLuckDesigns
04-21-2010, 4:30 AM
Fuck it. Take it as a compliment. I actually had a sales guy at my local dealership ask me what I thought of Harley finally "trying" to copy what me and my friends had already been doing for years and my reply was....it's not the same! It's that simple. Store bought tank with metal flake silver that some guy just bolts up to his bike is never going to be the same metal flake silver tank that I have on my bike. It may look it from a distance but it's much deeper than a receipt. Self pride cannot be bought or replicated.

dublinmatty
04-21-2010, 4:41 AM
well this goes along with the rootbeer flake 3/4 helmet they will be releasing in the fall.

There are no original ideas anymore. HD is about 10 years behind the trends but they are tryin to make $$$ thats the bottom line.

Joey
04-21-2010, 5:01 AM
It's a better idea than chrome tassles. In fact, it's a sensible and accomadating, for a factory option. It's no different than offering body trim options on sports cars. The paint probably looks nice.

It's no more ridiculous than owing that stock Iron 883, throwing some Biltwell parts on it and calling it custom; or even worse, supporting bullshit like Loser Machine.

Sadly the photodump is full of those Irons and Nightsters that you speak of.

It seems that some pipe wrap and bars is enough to make anything a "chopper" these days.

I'm cool with people riding what they want, and I borrow ideas as much as the next guy, but factory flake tanks just don't do it for me. The tanks guys paint now are at least original in design, color, etc... these will all be the same.

The flat black, etc that HD is doing? That makes zero sense. My shit is painted flat because A. it's fucked up, or B. I can't afford to finish it (time or money).

Harley should stick to what they do best. Nice paint, good chrome, and offering bolt on stuff. Leave the "chopper" shit to the boys out back in the sandlot.

Their marketing ideas seem solid but if you step back and look they are flawed. Who buys HD bikes? They need to focus on their current marketshare and the people that are moving into that demographic. If they just hold their horses they will sell bikes to the same type of people that have always purchased new Harleys (by alwys I mean in the great motorcycle boom of the last 20 years). As the guy down the block sells his Heritage to buy a 'Vette or a boat someone else will sell their Vstar for a new Harley.

it isn't the product that bothers me I guess... it's the shift in marketing. They went from a product that sold itself to making to much junk and needing to try to push it on people that don't quite get it.

Whatever... I've been at work for 12 hours... I'm going to go drink Knob Creek and eat some eggs.

TatdGasser
04-21-2010, 5:49 AM
Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

*cough**cough*

*cough**cough*

hahahahahaha

I love watching you guys squirm. I should buy stock in Harley, this shit is priceless.

NITRO
04-21-2010, 6:10 AM
well this goes along with the rootbeer flake 3/4 helmet they will be releasing in the fall.

There are no original ideas anymore. HD is about 10 years behind the trends but they are tryin to make $$$ thats the bottom line.

We all pretty much realize in this world its hard to do something truly unique and innovative, usually the best you can hope for it to be on the leading edge of a trend as opposed to one of the followers in the rear of the pack. I just have a funny image of some guy in an office with HD merch everywhere (maybe a shirt with wolves also) cruising the forums like this or the sites of companies like Biltwell etc, or just opening a Dice magazine and picking out the next big thing for next years lineup! Google your way to greatness hahhaha

NHMike
04-21-2010, 6:20 AM
Just ordered mine, thanks!!!!

CHEN
04-21-2010, 6:29 AM
I'm probably gonna end up spending $400 on a paint gun and paints and flakes anyway, and since I've never painted anything it will probably come out terrible; so this option actually doesn't seem too dumb.

... but if i do it myself, I get at least 5 tries to get it right, and it'll probably be more fun too :)

aephilli
04-21-2010, 6:43 AM
If I buy one, it saves me a bunch of time for watching Sons Of Anarchy instead of painting!!!!

aephilli
04-21-2010, 6:46 AM
Tell the marketing dept they're missing revenue by not selling coffin tanks, too!!!

geekdublD
04-21-2010, 7:10 AM
My new trend is painting dicks with wings on my gas tank. People tend to not mimic that look.

since i will have your tank in a week or so, let me write this down.

NHMike
04-21-2010, 7:18 AM
Tell the marketing dept they're missing revenue by not selling coffin tanks, too!!!


I would be fucking PISSED. Hahahahaha

svwannabe
04-21-2010, 7:26 AM
dey took our custom paint jobssss!!!!!!!!

bill
04-21-2010, 8:12 AM
frankly i'm glad to see that hd is doing something that is on the way to a bike that i might actually purchase some day ... i have been using their motors for years ,because one, i'm American and i try to buy American..and you cant beat that sound. i recently went to one of those big dealerships that looks like a carnival with all the fancy flashing lights and all, i walked around and there was not one single bike that caught my eye or entertained me in the least , which for an American icon that is at the base (meaning a lot of us use there motors and other shit } of what we all do is quiet sad. now if they could just follow the metal flake with a hardtail, jockey shift, solo seat, a little more rake,ect. and hire some cool sales people that aren't so condescending(because i didn't pull up in a Porsche) , lower the price . sign me up because than i could spend more time riding a kick ass chop {with a warranty} then fixing what i got . because honestly paint in a spray can sucks. but in the end i know this is just a pipe dream{A pipe dream: is a fantastic hope or plan that is generally regarded as being nearly impossible to achieve}., hd will always find a way to make whats cool, uncool and go the out of the way to make us all look alike with no originality but that is the fight that we are in. but with hard work, lots of beer and good friends, we will over come . yeah! f@%k the man

Zooligan
04-21-2010, 8:23 AM
Maybe soon you'll be able to get factory-installed "FTF" derby covers, or flipped MoCo emblems...

NHMike
04-21-2010, 8:35 AM
maybe soon you'll be able to get factory-installed "ftf" derby covers, or flipped moco emblems...


lol!!!

Toecutterp
04-21-2010, 9:14 AM
Have you seen the Vans co-op with Harleys dark kustom line yet?

Punkskalar
04-21-2010, 9:15 AM
Flake is for girls anyhow, especially since my wifes bike it getting PURPLE flake!

Toecutterp
04-21-2010, 9:20 AM
I have two bikes that are flaked i'm supper faggy

me
04-21-2010, 9:32 AM
What next, swazis!?

HAHA this is exactly what i was thinking...that and lace...lace is probley more likely...only a matter of time...sometimes it pisses me off but honestly at the moment i don't give a shit...i got a sweet asss set a tins i just pulled offf my bike loaded with flake and i'll put them back on when this goes outta style...as for now i'll just havet to like what i like...factory ain't custom and real custom guys will know the difference

the image is for sale...that status is not! we know

jonnyrtn
04-21-2010, 9:37 AM
They should bring the "Confederate" edition back...... It seems to be time for that bike to sell really well...... Complete with an anti-Nobama sticker..... (for those who do not know in the 70"s harley had a Confederate edition complete with Confederate flags and all. They try to write it out of the MoCo's history books)

Toecutterp
04-21-2010, 9:48 AM
I was kidding about the Vans, jeez

originalrumrunner
04-21-2010, 10:31 AM
It's super-custom, but don't be surprised if the choad parked next to you has the exact same flake job; same with factory flames, they don't seem all that custom to me, and a tank only looks ridiculous.

I am seriously waiting for the "Leather & Lace Custom".

That being said, the 883 and Nightsters are the best looking Harleys to come out in the last decade, I mean, the Rocker? Crossbones?

dannyb
04-21-2010, 10:47 AM
Hey HD, here is great promo.......

Buy a flaked sportster and recieve a free pair of Vans, Flannel shirt and authentic HD brown flake helmet! Grab yourself a PBR and look cool!

EnglandStGarage
04-21-2010, 10:56 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! this is fucking great. my buddy has a iron 883 and got so much shit from us he went and flaked it out to get away from the whole dark custom thing! i gotta email him a link to this thread! hes right back to being a "dark customer."

username
04-21-2010, 11:12 AM
between concept and the time it took to go to production i think harley had this in the works long before alot of people on here even owned there flaked sportsters. and whats funnier is everyone bitches because the moco has fallen out of step with what people want, then when they make moves to give people what they want those same people start whining again. and whining about harley "copying" a 50 year old styling trend is the funniest of all.

Parrot76
04-21-2010, 11:53 AM
i love this. might help some people keep a job with HD, will also give me something else to giggle at when i check out bike night at hooters or something.

KT
04-21-2010, 11:53 AM
I think we will see clear coated rust next ....Patina it's the new Flake ...The herd doesn't want shiny they want it looking dirty and hard so they can superpose don't even think that's a word but it is now ...either way same ol same ol in my book ....I say like always do what ya like and to hell with the dumb shit of this who is wearing air jordans and who is wearing vans ...high school micky mouse crap that is ....god it sucks getting older sound like my dad more and more...

STANDARD
04-21-2010, 12:28 PM
I hope not!...haha

let them do those fucking skilltles helmets!...lol

STANDARD
04-21-2010, 12:58 PM
been done already!...

just look at everyones profile pics....haha

just saying! haha

STANDARD
04-21-2010, 1:00 PM
i guess this dumbass (ME) should learn to hit the "quote" tab...haha

Coco
04-21-2010, 1:43 PM
Who cares about harley offering flake. I'd like to know why they would put a sprung seat on a bike with rear shocks?

assholeduane
04-21-2010, 2:15 PM
i love this. might help some people keep a job with HD, will also give me something else to giggle at when i check out bike night at hooters or something.

hooters is for queers that like little titties. twin peaks bike night...FTW.

i want that blue flake for my road king. i think it would compliment my neon lights under my tank and frame.

i dont know what you fags are bitching about

Allen
04-21-2010, 2:23 PM
between concept and the time it took to go to production i think harley had this in the works long before alot of people on here even owned there flaked sportsters. and whats funnier is everyone bitches because the moco has fallen out of step with what people want, then when they make moves to give people what they want those same people start whining again. and whining about harley "copying" a 50 year old styling trend is the funniest of all.

Concept time? I think you mean consumer survey time. Send out some Boy Scouts to loan bikes and secure placement. Issue a work order through the research dept. to visit, scan, and categorize the most frequented blogs and websites.

You must assume that sarcastic assholes are going to bitch and moan and ethug the company for an endless amount of time. Endless... cause it's funny as hell and make me laugh.

I think the Love Ride is calling... oh no, that died. Sorry. Everyone already bought their chaps and crap and trinkets and bells and whistles. Of course, tap the untapped. Great plan. Not saying it isnt.

Here's my tip for the factory. And Go Get'um Factory Boys! You made us what we are. We didn't pick our parents, we only picked our noses: When you open up a box of Clowns for breakfast, expect to get the smell my flower water-squirt gag in the face. Only most of us are dicks, so expect something else in the face.

Twinkies
04-21-2010, 2:30 PM
"not available with pinstripes or silk screens"
Dammmmmmmmiiiiitttt!!!

Really though, you think they'd at least offer to paint fenders too for another $399...
might as well send everything out at once if youre going to be waiting over a month to get it back..

Fredo
04-21-2010, 3:32 PM
been done already!...

just look at everyones profile pics....haha

just saying! haha


Well Played

Parrot76
04-21-2010, 4:31 PM
hooters is for queers that like little titties. twin peaks bike night...FTW.

i want that blue flake for my road king. i think it would compliment my neon lights under my tank and frame.

i dont know what you fags are bitching about

that WOULD look sick bro

ridemore16
04-21-2010, 7:12 PM
They should bring the "Confederate" edition back...... It seems to be time for that bike to sell really well...... Complete with an anti-Nobama sticker..... (for those who do not know in the 70"s harley had a Confederate edition complete with Confederate flags and all. They try to write it out of the MoCo's history books)

yeah, I read about this on ChopperDave's blog a few weeks back. He posted up some pics. Those bikes are supposed to be super-rare and rumor had it that the Moco bought back all they could.

ridemore16
04-21-2010, 7:16 PM
Who cares about harley offering flake. I'd like to know why they would put a sprung seat on a bike with rear shocks?

yeah, and that solo seat option runs almost 5 bills!!! and looks like a turd...

Misfitcj
04-21-2010, 7:39 PM
Damn, and I like flake. Unfortunately, I'm even too slow (or lazy) to beat Harley to the punch. Oh well, I'd have probably never got around to actually painting anything anyway.

I am too poor to afford the flake. I can only roll with eproxy primer....

NoeyesDen
04-21-2010, 7:47 PM
Won't even be close to the same. The more people that buy these bikes and lose interest the better my collection will grow and I will go through cutting wheels like a mother fucker.

79tripcafe
04-21-2010, 8:35 PM
The fact of it is, anything that gets popular from the ground up eventually "the man" as it were is going to get a hold of it one way or another. It isn't really all that surprising. Except that it took them this long.

It does kind of bum me out that I just spent $70 on rootbeer kandy paint and I could pull up next to my dad's golfing buddy with the same paint job. Maybe ill wait to spray.

assholeduane
04-22-2010, 6:19 AM
that WOULD look sick bro

yeah, i just got an affliction decal with tribal on it, so im going to pass on the flake this month. i also just got electronic shocks so i can lower my bike for the parking lot and raise it to ride. that way i can look good and ride good.

does anyone know where i can chrome my whole saddle bags?

assholeduane
04-22-2010, 6:23 AM
this whole thread is just about keeping the punx upped. you can't get lazy. soon as the man likes what we like...time to up da punx

donhd
04-22-2010, 7:45 AM
Damn, and I like flake. Unfortunately, I'm even too slow (or lazy) to beat Harley to the punch. Oh well, I'd have probably never got around to actually painting anything anyway.

Im not slow or lazy Im just too fucking poor. and broke.

donhd
04-22-2010, 7:47 AM
Im not slow or lazy Im just too fucking poor. and broke.

hell i can't even afford the water bill to wash the damn thing.

albertahawk
04-22-2010, 12:26 PM
back on topic ... seems taht every project i take on is a good original idea around my parts until half way through my build i find out every dick and harry around wants to do it now... its the same with harley you cant blame them from a business standpoint. they go with the trends like every other smart business. really you dont own a business to be behind on the times and not make your biggest profit.. that being said what you can be proud of is building a bike with your own two hands and building parts that are original to you thats what its really about and thats what makes us the original leaders not the fake followers!

Creature13
04-22-2010, 8:45 PM
//Approves of Washed Up Skater Approved Colors... Can we get washed up Strpper Approved Colors for the ladies???

doubt
04-25-2010, 1:21 PM
i'm lost, harley offers some new colors and now those colors are "ghey". looks like pretty nice colors who gives a shit? p.s. origional ideas are overrated copy shit thats proven to rule. harley has black bikes, is black suddenly lame for guys on the computor

albertahawk
04-25-2010, 1:27 PM
well to some it is i like the colors dont get me wrong i think what people are saying is ghey is the fact that originality is getting harder to come by and that people are grumpy that instead of mostly custom bikes running around with flake so is every tom dick and harry on their stock sportsters. the thing is that truelly custom paint and parts will never become all that mainstreem by stock moto companys due to it is expensive to produce. so no worries people scallops and fish scales and multie candy paint jobs will most likely never be produced in a factory.

doubt
04-25-2010, 1:56 PM
i don't relly care for origionality, i like time tested proven tradition.right now a stock flake harley is technically way more origional than my bike because i havent ever seen one of them and i've seen one of my bike. origionality is played out, being origional has been done to death, there's only so many styles that look good and theres only so many colors.

StoneHead
05-22-2010, 12:16 PM
Man, in the 70's everything was funky and flaked.
This aint nothin new. Blow your nose on the seat and move on.
This may just give painters some extra work matchin up the rest of the dinks tins.
Besides, if paint is your chops only claim to fame, you got work to do.

Then again, I really don't have a dog in this hunt, and I really never was into flake.

.02

badmojo
05-23-2010, 10:19 PM
Flake rules,so does old school tribal flames.
Fight the power

willythepirate
05-24-2010, 12:28 PM
well good thing I dont have a stock sporty or a flake paint job

evobuilder
07-26-2010, 10:08 PM
and I am gonn aleave it that way..... no flake, no flat, flames, primer or scalops... and NO CLEAR, fkt it, i am just gonna let it be.

raw - rust - sand - repeat

-Evobuilder

kingdeadbeat
07-27-2010, 1:02 AM
and I am gonn aleave it that way..... no flake, no flat, flames, primer or scalops... and NO CLEAR, fkt it, i am just gonna let it be.

raw - rust - sand - repeat

-Evobuilder


fuckin dope, lets see the factory try to copy that shit!!!...I dig raw ass bikes!!!

hanshan29
07-27-2010, 5:59 AM
I'm not really surprised. This is what the MoCo's been doing forever. Wasn't the original fxr or wide-glide or somethng a "factory chopper"? Willie G. strikes again and will probably make a pant load of money off it. But a sotck bike with a fancy paint job is still a stock bike. That will never change.

TemeculaTerry
07-27-2010, 10:03 AM
Now when the weekend rolls around all those RUBs are gonna look killer in their Docker shorts and matching Metal Flake tank. Actually, the guy or gal that dose end up getting this is the type of person who doesn't have the skill or know how to do it them self. They just wanna look like us, but they'll never be us. So if they want $400 factory flake... go for it.

Hmm, I dont want to look like anyone... fucking sensters to HD dudes - all the same in my book, they (you) (everyone) are all tryin to be something that is deemed cool instead of being them selves / yourselves / ourselves!

I dont see anything wrong with it, I dont remember anyone here claiming to invent flaked paint nor the bikes that it was thrown on back in the 70's, your (we) are all copy cats and the HD dudes are to, whats the fucking big deal - really!

badmojo
07-27-2010, 10:22 AM
You got that right Terry!!

drumballer
07-27-2010, 12:22 PM
It's funny to see all these pages of people getting worked up over paint in a catalogue. A factory "unit" will never be the same as a real customized and ridden motorcycle that was created in the garages and small shopsa round the world.

I get kind of excited seeing this because now when the RUBs get tired of these bikes and sell them for next to nothing It'll be an ever sweeter starting point to build on. I kinda like em too.

dangermouse
07-27-2010, 2:56 PM
Not that I will ever buy a new HD anything, I would rather see people paying for flake than flat black. That never made any sense to me. Anybody can point and shoot a spray can (well almost anybody).

StoneHead
07-27-2010, 3:14 PM
That's Denim Black thank you very much.

I gotta admit, if I had more money than sense, I'd buy a brand new garbage wagon or something from the factory. Hell why not, if you have the money. It would be nice to have a warranty. I could just bitch if something broke instead of havin to fix it myself. And a comfortable ride and pack on long trips might be a kick. Not that thats ever been an option.

Good thing I'm in short supply of both money and sense.

Or I'd have a pink flake road glide with a neon green fury seat cover and spark plugs in my true duels to shoot fire out the tail.

drumballer
07-27-2010, 5:37 PM
That's Denim Black thank you very much.

I gotta admit, if I had more money than sense, I'd buy a brand new garbage wagon or something from the factory. Hell why not, if you have the money. It would be nice to have a warranty. I could just bitch if something broke instead of havin to fix it myself. And a comfortable ride and pack on long trips might be a kick. Not that thats ever been an option.

Good thing I'm in short supply of both money and sense.

Or I'd have a pink flake road glide with a neon green fury seat cover and spark plugs in my true duels to shoot fire out the tail.

LMAO!! That is the funniest shit I have heard in a while. Don't really know why but picturing that bike in my mind just makes me roll!

KidArsenal
07-27-2010, 9:17 PM
Quit whining- if you're bitching about the factory "ripping off" what you are ripping off from other people from 40 years ago you have way too much time on your hands. Throw a leg over something and ride it... Harley, Honda, garage beast or a fucking Chinese scooter, I don't care.

Some of you guys are trying too hard to be "original" and you look like bigger fucking clowns than H-D when you grouse about it. I'm not going to sweat what anyone else does. This shit isn't a fashion show or a best-in-show paint contest. I will wear what I want, ride what I want and comment on internet douchebaggery when I have the notion. I'm no Internet Tough Guy, just keeping it realz.

Hooligan80
07-28-2010, 5:38 AM
quit whining- if you're bitching about the factory "ripping off" what you are ripping off from other people from 40 years ago you have way too much time on your hands. Throw a leg over something and ride it... Harley, honda, garage beast or a fucking chinese scooter, i don't care.

Some of you guys are trying too hard to be "original" and you look like bigger fucking clowns than h-d when you grouse about it. I'm not going to sweat what anyone else does. This shit isn't a fashion show or a best-in-show paint contest. I will wear what i want, ride what i want and comment on internet douchebaggery when i have the notion. I'm no internet tough guy, just keeping it realz.

+100

Poppy
07-29-2010, 8:45 AM
Here's the deal. If that 400 bucks got my fender painted too, I would go for it.
At least I would know that I'm getting a good paint job for my money.
And I have to agree wiuth the irony of guys copying forty year old designs, then bitching about someone else who does it. I guess they think it is some exclusive club.

ARBY
07-29-2010, 9:23 AM
Hey HD, here is great promo.......

Buy a flaked sportster and recieve a free pair of Vans, Flannel shirt and authentic HD brown flake helmet! Grab yourself a PBR and look cool!

What, no doo-rag with little skulls???

Hooligan80
07-29-2010, 7:13 PM
Haha,once again,more bitching. Anways,unless you painted your own bike and did your own flake,you're just like the people you're trashing on this thread,because you paid or bartered to have it done. Me,on the other hand,I will paint my own tins when the time comes,and do my own flake,so does that mean I can call all you guys that didn't paint your own tin a bunch of posers?

badmojo
07-29-2010, 7:35 PM
Yes it does,i think?

StoneHead
07-29-2010, 8:18 PM
What, no doo-rag with little skulls???

I got one with little yellow smileys, does that count?

HFMC
07-29-2010, 8:28 PM
I still like flake. Maybe I'm a fag, but now I only need one more mile to get free stickers!!

KidArsenal
07-29-2010, 8:39 PM
I still like flake. Maybe I'm a fag, but now I only need one more mile to get free stickers!!

Careful, then stickers will be for fags and where will we all be?!?!?

oldmansporty63
07-29-2010, 9:02 PM
Careful, then stickers will be for fags and where will we all be?!?!?

we will all be fags with stickers and flake paint jobs!

just stating the obvious.......

TemeculaTerry
07-29-2010, 9:58 PM
Im starting to think that the new biker is just a hipster in disguise with all of this Irony going on around here.

dublinmatty
07-29-2010, 10:26 PM
I still like flake. Maybe I'm a fag, but now I only need one more mile to get free stickers!!

the first step is to admit it

bobbed06
07-29-2010, 10:34 PM
Well before too long we will all have to hide in our homes, and sell all of our rides in fear that we may be doing something or wearing something, or looking like someone ,that someone else has done before....
Or maybe I will keep just being me and wearing what I wear and riding what I ride because I am free to do what the fuck I wanna do... Like I always have. Black and Chrome is my two favorite colors. Has been since I fell in love with 49 Mercs and shoebox Chevrolets.

CRFyou
07-29-2010, 10:42 PM
You can take your flat black lips and put them on my metalflake dick. The only original idea is the barbwire canoe I will gently slide up the anus of metalflake haters.

Psyche! Not really bummed. I agree with all of the above proclivities on originality. Flake rules. Black rules. What the fuck ever as long as your shit doesn't have a cupholder and cd player.

bobbed06
07-29-2010, 10:49 PM
You can take your flat black lips and put them on my metalflake dick. The only original idea is the barbwire canoe I will gently slide up the anus of metalflake haters.

Psyche! Not really bummed. I agree with all of the above proclivities on originality. Flake rules. Black rules. What the fuck ever as long as your shit doesn't have a cupholder and cd player.

Oh shit I forgot to mention I use SHINY BLACK paint on my motosickles.. I hate flat black...Does ASSUMING I use flat black make you a Trendy Hipster??? Hmmm. Had to give you some crap, CRF

I also drink Bud Light while shining my precious paint and chrome.. Should I switch to PBR???

NeoDutch
07-30-2010, 2:46 AM
Funny thing is, I've been hanging around these sort of sites for for a while now, and 5 years ago, no one liked PBR. In fact, anyone saying they'd drink PBR if there was nothing else was usually ridiculed by all. And then, Kevin Baas (Teach) said that PBR was his preferred drink, and suddenly PBR became the swill of the masses all over the interwebs. Dunno if anyone actually drank it, but it was now everyone's fave.

bobbed06
07-30-2010, 3:36 AM
I havent ever tried a PBR...but Kidd Rock mentioned it once so it must be cool

beanmachine
07-30-2010, 6:01 AM
If your shirt has more tattoos than you, you're a douche.

agreed, its like those fake tatoo sleaves, fuckin posers
like most of you, I'll just wear a t-shirt if I want my tats on display

beanmachine
07-30-2010, 6:03 AM
Funny thing is, I've been hanging around these sort of sites for for a while now, and 5 years ago, no one liked PBR. In fact, anyone saying they'd drink PBR if there was nothing else was usually ridiculed by all. And then, Kevin Baas (Teach) said that PBR was his preferred drink, and suddenly PBR became the swill of the masses all over the interwebs. Dunno if anyone actually drank it, but it was now everyone's fave.

that shit tastes like.........well shit
give me a Sleeman Clear !

Hooligan80
07-30-2010, 9:12 AM
I still like flake. Maybe I'm a fag, but now I only need one more mile to get free stickers!!

What's this about free stickers I keep hearing?

I like free,free is good.

TemeculaTerry
07-30-2010, 9:37 AM
PBR - If any of you drink any kind of swill that isnt deemed Micro are faggots - Drink real beer or go home...hehe

Actually for some reason PBR is the only domestic Pilsner I can choke down, I like it a bit on hot days, dont know why...

MadRiverMoCo
07-30-2010, 2:03 PM
You like it on hot days cause it's grasscutting beer - now Wolaver's? that shit right there is the joint

HFMC
07-30-2010, 2:06 PM
Funny thing is, I've been hanging around these sort of sites for for a while now, and 5 years ago, no one liked PBR. In fact, anyone saying they'd drink PBR if there was nothing else was usually ridiculed by all. And then, Kevin Baas (Teach) said that PBR was his preferred drink, and suddenly PBR became the swill of the masses all over the interwebs. Dunno if anyone actually drank it, but it was now everyone's fave.

I have no idea who Teach is, but I like PBR with a little bit of orange juice in it, and I don't like microbrews. AND, this should give me enough miles for some damn stickers!

Jumpstart
07-30-2010, 2:49 PM
If your shirt has more tattoos than you, you're a douche.

Funny shit dude.

FABIAN
08-01-2010, 5:43 PM
another trend setter....actually a good way to send their designers the wrong direction as the factory tends to copy everyones design but 10 years behind. ummmm, dont bend over.
Ten years behind? WOW!!! sounds like the border brothers rollin the damn spinners now "current hot shit" to them right now. Maybe Harley will come out with a cow on the tank and "in memory of..." in the near future...Gangsta yo!

TigerChris
08-01-2010, 8:09 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, OMG as if harley was'nt gay enough... I rode my cafe triumph to a harley dealer in lakewood those guys looked at me like I was In danger being there and that I did'nt know that it was dangerous to ride anything but a harley.

I needed a plate bracket for my bike. went to harley long branch, $89 bucks will buy you a non-lighted chinese powdecoated black plate frame in a HD bag... No thanks....

StoneHead
08-02-2010, 6:14 PM
Guess ridin a trumpet you never heard.

HD means Hundred Dolla's

ARBY
08-07-2010, 6:41 PM
Haha,once again,more bitching. Anways,unless you painted your own bike and did your own flake,you're just like the people you're trashing on this thread,because you paid or bartered to have it done. Me,on the other hand,I will paint my own tins when the time comes,and do my own flake,so does that mean I can call all you guys that didn't paint your own tin a bunch of posers?

Of course! And, if you didn't paint yer own bike with rattlecan, if you have saddlebags, windshield, fairing or a radio, a fat rear tire, a stock Harley, a Buell, a V-Roid, wear a helmet, wear chaps, belong to HOG, if you go to dealerships, bike nights, poker runs or wave at other riders and don't ride a Shovelhead, a Pan Head, A Flathead, or a Knucklehead that don't have ape hangers and straight pipes then you ain't nothin' but a wanna be punk poser that ain't never been nowhere nor done nuthin' and ya damn sure don't belong on motorcycle. UH.

seanable
08-07-2010, 10:48 PM
If your shirt has more tattoos than you, you're a douche.
hell...every-fuckin-body has ink anymore....'cept me. haha....

SmittyFXR
08-08-2010, 1:52 AM
it isn't the product that bothers me I guess... it's the shift in marketing. They went from a product that sold itself to making to much junk and needing to try to push it on people that don't quite get it.

Bingo, dude. They have too many specialized, niche models and not enough of a quality product that is both a decent bike in it's own right while still making for a nice blank canvas for folks to build off of. Could we get a few basic combinations- like wide-glide and narrow-glide Dynas, a springer Softail that doesn't look ridiculous, Sportys in a few basic configurations- hell, I'd like to see a twin cam FXR in the lineup (ain't holding my breath....) or at least a worthy successor to the FXDX. I really dislike that every model has to be some half-smart attempt at a "custom". Give us simple, well-built, high-quality bikes at a sane price and I think they'd sell more machines and spend way the hell less on all this ridiculous marketing.

Hooligan80
08-09-2010, 3:13 PM
Of course! And, if you didn't paint yer own bike with rattlecan, if you have saddlebags, windshield, fairing or a radio, a fat rear tire, a stock Harley, a Buell, a V-Roid, wear a helmet, wear chaps, belong to HOG, if you go to dealerships, bike nights, poker runs or wave at other riders and don't ride a Shovelhead, a Pan Head, A Flathead, or a Knucklehead that don't have ape hangers and straight pipes then you ain't nothin' but a wanna be punk poser that ain't never been nowhere nor done nuthin' and ya damn sure don't belong on motorcycle. UH.

I hope you caught the sarcasm in my post. Basically,it's me saying stop bitching about what other people are doing and go ride.

ARBY
08-10-2010, 8:05 PM
I hope you caught the sarcasm in my post. Basically,it's me saying stop bitching about what other people are doing and go ride.

I certainly did. And loved it. That's why I piled on some more!

Hooligan80
08-10-2010, 8:14 PM
I certainly did. And loved it. That's why I piled on some more!

I went back and reread your post. It appears my sarcasm detector malfunctioned before.

Philthy78
10-09-2010, 8:12 PM
So, let me get this straight....(no pun intended) If someone is trying to be like you they're a fag and if someone is not like you than they're a...fag??? For the record, NOT doing something because it's trendy is just as lame as doing it because it's trendy...or NOT...whatever. Whatever blows your load. I like chics with tits and so does a LOT of people. Does that mean I need to swing some other way??? I like PBR, Vans, Flannel shirts and 3/4 helmets with mad flake. Because they're trendy?? No, Vans skate really fucking well because you can feel your board under feet. PBR is fucking cheap and it tastes good. Flannel??? Is warm and it dries fast. 3/4 metal flake??? Because it's bitchin!!!! And when harley changes your mind for you again, I'll still be wearin' and ridin whatever the fuck I want. Cheers. Now, lets get back to talking about motorcycles again.

badmojo
10-10-2010, 7:39 PM
Amen Philthy!!

Jumpstart
10-10-2010, 7:59 PM
So, let me get this straight....(no pun intended) If someone is trying to be like you they're a fag and if someone is not like you than they're a...fag??? For the record, NOT doing something because it's trendy is just as lame as doing it because it's trendy...or NOT...whatever. Whatever blows your load. I like chics with tits and so does a LOT of people. Does that mean I need to swing some other way??? I like PBR, Vans, Flannel shirts and 3/4 helmets with mad flake. Because they're trendy?? No, Vans skate really fucking well because you can feel your board under feet. PBR is fucking cheap and it tastes good. Flannel??? Is warm and it dries fast. 3/4 metal flake??? Because it's bitchin!!!! And when harley changes your mind for you again, I'll still be wearin' and ridin whatever the fuck I want. Cheers. Now, lets get back to talking about motorcycles again.

^ +1. Nicely played sir...except I wear Chuck T's.

Bret
10-11-2010, 1:11 AM
+1 Philthy and might add helluva first post. For the record I go both ways +1: Vans, Chuck Ts or PF Flyers.

Hooligan80
10-11-2010, 5:16 PM
So, let me get this straight....(no pun intended) If someone is trying to be like you they're a fag and if someone is not like you than they're a...fag??? For the record, NOT doing something because it's trendy is just as lame as doing it because it's trendy...or NOT...whatever. Whatever blows your load. I like chics with tits and so does a LOT of people. Does that mean I need to swing some other way??? I like PBR, Vans, Flannel shirts and 3/4 helmets with mad flake. Because they're trendy?? No, Vans skate really fucking well because you can feel your board under feet. PBR is fucking cheap and it tastes good. Flannel??? Is warm and it dries fast. 3/4 metal flake??? Because it's bitchin!!!! And when harley changes your mind for you again, I'll still be wearin' and ridin whatever the fuck I want. Cheers. Now, lets get back to talking about motorcycles again.

This goes in to the Chop Bible.

otto138
01-05-2011, 9:02 PM
So, let me get this straight....(no pun intended) If someone is trying to be like you they're a fag and if someone is not like you than they're a...fag??? For the record, NOT doing something because it's trendy is just as lame as doing it because it's trendy...or NOT...whatever. Whatever blows your load. I like chics with tits and so does a LOT of people. Does that mean I need to swing some other way??? I like PBR, Vans, Flannel shirts and 3/4 helmets with mad flake. Because they're trendy?? No, Vans skate really fucking well because you can feel your board under feet. PBR is fucking cheap and it tastes good. Flannel??? Is warm and it dries fast. 3/4 metal flake??? Because it's bitchin!!!! And when harley changes your mind for you again, I'll still be wearin' and ridin whatever the fuck I want. Cheers. Now, lets get back to talking about motorcycles again.

Fuck yeah! That pretty much sums things up. Everything comes and goes out of style. Hang out anywhere long enough and shit gets copied, recycled and then marketed to the masses. That is the basis of our economic system. Provide people with the good and services that they want...until the ad men tell them to want something else. It's all about making the money. Give it some time and they will be pushing something else to the general public.

evobuilder
01-05-2011, 9:09 PM
I am going to start painting all my shit turquoise with tear away flames...... sooo 80s you will fucking puke, cuz that is where we are all heading. Soon, I will be at the head of a shitload of web forums with people saying..... you are lame..... turquoise is dead, tear away flames are gay.... mullets are soo 2011
so cool.

I am bringing back the mullet and chicks with big hair too..... just gotta dig my gixxer seven-fiddy outta mothballs and brush the dust of the hopped up 22r toyota with the snugtop!

gyro
01-05-2011, 9:17 PM
I am going to start painting all my shit turquoise with tear away flames...... sooo 80s you will fucking puke, cuz that is where we are all heading. Soon, I will be at the head of a shitload of web forums with people saying..... you are lame..... turquoise is dead, tear away flames are gay.... mullets are soo 2011
so cool.

I am bringing back the mullet and chicks with big hair too..... just gotta dig my gixxer seven-fiddy outta mothballs and brush the dust of the hopped up 22r toyota with the snugtop!

while your bringing things back you should bring back rat tails they are rad. also can we skip the whole tight rolling our pants I hate that?

KIRK
01-05-2011, 11:21 PM
I like watermelon!

JohnnyWolf
01-05-2011, 11:45 PM
I am going to start painting all my shit turquoise with tear away flames...... sooo 80s you will fucking puke, cuz that is where we are all heading. Soon, I will be at the head of a shitload of web forums with people saying..... you are lame..... turquoise is dead, tear away flames are gay.... mullets are soo 2011
so cool.

I am bringing back the mullet and chicks with big hair too..... just gotta dig my gixxer seven-fiddy outta mothballs and brush the dust of the hopped up 22r toyota with the snugtop!


I've been saying the same for a while...soon it will be wide glides, and fatbobs with pastel Duran Duran grafix again. :cheersmate:

OldStfCycle
01-05-2011, 11:46 PM
Yeah it's funny. How about this.... 20 years later some kit will be telling their friends how they picked up this 20 yr old factory metal flake tank up at some online swap meet and how it's so vintage cool. Might want to keep that sheet of paper for extra authentic proof.

HFMC
01-06-2011, 12:43 AM
while your bringing things back you should bring back rat tails they are rad. also can we skip the whole tight rolling our pants I hate that?

+1!! I hated the rolled pants, too. Totally ruined my junior high school memories.

shrum
01-06-2011, 8:01 AM
If you don't tight roll your pants how are you gonna see your penny loafers? Wheres my turtleneck, and cardigan?

turbonate
01-06-2011, 8:35 AM
i say keep it up harley, we've all said we would like to see the moco do something cool, and when they do a lot of guys bitch about it. you can now buy a brand new, not chineese sportster tank, with flawless metalflake paint for $400. sounds like a deal to me. how much would it cost to buy a ne hd sportster tank and have it flaked to perfection? those tanks look like a real good option on a bobber or chopper with a polished and ribbed aluminum rear fender. the new bike i'm building is green metalflake. do i feel threatend or copied? why should i? i wasn't the first guy to own a metalflake bike, so i know i wasn't copied any more than i copied someone else. these tanks may also be the seed some noob needs to actually transition in building his own bikes, because if you think about it, there was something that sparked that interest in each of us, we were'nt born knowng how to build bikes. i say good job hd, good job.

billdozer
01-06-2011, 9:53 AM
Anyone know if they sell the 48 tank raw or primer or just black? I looked around on the HD site and couldn't find it.

otto138
01-06-2011, 10:59 AM
Anyone know if they sell the 48 tank raw or primer or just black? I looked around on the HD site and couldn't find it.

I think that you'd be able to order it in OEM black, orange or silver. I think that those are the stocker colors...I cannot imagine that it would be a very cheap tank however.

jluck27
01-06-2011, 11:13 AM
Being cool is to much work. I'm super lazy.

IrishMike
01-06-2011, 5:39 PM
Anyone know if they sell the 48 tank raw or primer or just black? I looked around on the HD site and couldn't find it.

I can get you a factory primed 48 tank.

Just sayin...

UPDATE: Stock 48 primed tank part number 61724-10 msrp 410.99!!!

Not sure if it's worth it, but there you go.

billdozer
01-06-2011, 10:39 PM
I can get you a factory primed 48 tank.

Just sayin...

UPDATE: Stock 48 primed tank part number 61724-10 msrp 410.99!!!

Not sure if it's worth it, but there you go.

Thanks Mike. Not worth it to me, but probably fine for lots of others.

jluck27
01-07-2011, 8:38 AM
I can get you a factory primed 48 tank.

Just sayin...

UPDATE: Stock 48 primed tank part number 61724-10 msrp 410.99!!!

Not sure if it's worth it, but there you go.

410.99!!!??? Does that at least come with a "ride it like you stole it" vest with Nerf gun pocket!? :kill:

cntrhub
01-07-2011, 9:11 AM
I like watermelon!

I like Shepootea. It's not rootbeer shepootea. Not green tea shepootea... But, Shepootea. That color in flake. Not really. I'm more shegreeknee.

:cheersmate: And until I get dis she poo shit out of my thought process, we are she pooting shit all over daplace!

bobbed06
01-07-2011, 10:07 PM
Shepootea reminds me of this....

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KWashburn
01-08-2011, 3:03 AM
It occured to me while reading thru these post that nobody really ever came to a conclusive agreement about HD's decision to add factory metal flake to their lineup. There is nothing wrong with that. We're all individual in our own tastes. I really like a lot of the stuff people build, especially on the 33. There are also some bikes that I have a hard time appreciating, but I make an attempt and try and fine something cool about said bike.

What braids my pubes is people trashing and cussing Harley for doing something a little different in the market. Can any of you think of another motorcycle manufacturer that is giving metal flake as an option? I didn't think so. At this point in the game, HD isn't competing for your business, they are trying to grab their share of the market from Victory, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, and anybody else you can think of that builds mass amounts of production bikes a year. I personally wouldn't knock them for what they've done, but commend them. Recognizing that the shit I do is good enough to put on their factory bike.

If it weren't for the MoCo, most of you wouldn't even be in this game / hobby. Think about that. There is a heritage to it. HD has developed over the years, even those kick ass AMF years.

Run and tell that.

number1son
01-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Yeah, without the moco we wouldn't know what's cool.Let all take a look at the next big thing Harley is doing.







http://www.chopcult.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10422&stc=1&d=1294503691

moondawg
01-08-2011, 5:21 PM
1983 fx my back, sickle crash, while waiting for the wagon, drank alot of p.b.r., come to think of it that maybe the reason i went down, or the reason i took that jump, p.b.r. since around 1971 dam good beer

Boston
01-08-2011, 5:28 PM
What braids my pubes :clap for you::clap for you::clap for you:is people trashing and cussing Harley for doing something a little different in the market. Can any of you think of another motorcycle manufacturer that is giving metal flake as an option? I didn't think so. At this point in the game, HD isn't competing for your business, they are trying to grab their share of the market from Victory, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, and anybody else you can think of that builds mass amounts of production bikes a year. I personally wouldn't knock them for what they've done, but commend them. Recognizing that the shit I do is good enough to put on their factory bike.


Shit!!! I've never heard that saying..is that your invention? Great fucking line...can I use it on occasion....fucking awesome!!!

Boston (Sorry for the distraction)!!!

KWashburn
01-08-2011, 7:04 PM
Shit!!! I've never heard that saying..is that your invention? Great fucking line...can I use it on occasion....fucking awesome!!!

Boston (Sorry for the distraction)!!!

Absolutely. Have at it sir.

KWashburn
01-08-2011, 7:07 PM
Yeah, without the moco we wouldn't know what's cool.Let all take a look at the next big thing Harley is doing.







http://www.chopcult.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10422&stc=1&d=1294503691


Not that I would want to not have a civil discussion on the internet, but I feel I may not have explained my point clearly enough.

Let's look at it this way, would you want Harley to keep cranking out bikes like the V-Rod or do something along the lines of metal flake?

timewarp
01-08-2011, 10:37 PM
You guys are great..
custom paint at www.timewarpmc.com

jessemac
04-07-2011, 1:48 PM
CRAP i can't believe i read all of this. I am how ever glad to know that some of you guys started the metal flake thing and and harley is ripping off your original idea it's one of the many things that i've learned in my short life here on this web site that has put me in my poser place.

weezil
04-07-2011, 4:14 PM
Fuck you harley.. i ain't even going to paint my chop.. follow THAT one!

Branner
04-08-2011, 6:19 AM
11 years ago my bike was black... Now it's "dark custom". I feel your pain, flake guys.

KAISERDERN
05-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Seems like the same scene fags, left behind in the punk rock era have found me in motorcycle land. Fuck you! Ride and let it bring you peace..... When I'm off my bike I'm a war bringer, on it riding... It's all good. rebel against something worthy like your fucked up government, not some dudes trying to make money making bikes.

KAISERDERN
05-21-2011, 10:17 PM
Me too

Joneo
05-22-2011, 5:39 PM
thinking "now if they copie a factory trump paint job ,, I,ll be screwed.."......

rickboyd
05-24-2011, 5:33 AM
They want the holy dollar and are willing to do anything to get it (as long as it's politically correct...sorry swaz guys) Once upon a time they were all about biking, now they're all about supporting R.U.B.s and their mid life crisis. I flipped my patch because they turned their back. I won't own a new HD, I'll stick with my shovel.....Oh, I got over flake back in the 80's when it made its 2nd or 3rd coming, all it did was screw up my JGA.

Stratman
05-24-2011, 6:06 AM
They've always been about making money.They just realize now,that they can sell to a clientel with a fatter wallet.Am I a fan of the factory,or dealerships(independants all the way)?nope.But,its a business.Has been since Art and Bill got the ball rolling.And,let's face it,the key to a succesful business is selling what people want.So,maybe,a RUB see's an old shovel covered in flake...or flat black,see's the "cool factor" and has to have one.Who gives a shit?You'll see him "stranded" with a non-flashing blinker somewhere down the road.

They want the holy dollar and are willing to do anything to get it (as long as it's politically correct...sorry swaz guys) Once upon a time they were all about biking, now they're all about supporting R.U.B.s and their mid life crisis. I flipped my patch because they turned their back. I won't own a new HD, I'll stick with my shovel.....Oh, I got over flake back in the 80's when it made its 2nd or 3rd coming, all it did was screw up my JGA.

SICKLEBOY
05-24-2011, 12:13 PM
I'm not that bothered by wether or not some factory bikes are pre flaked , and if your doing your own thing in your own time and it keeps a smile on your face ...then who the hell cares if some square kreeps up on you at the 7-11 to show you his flaked investment.
I'm not sure what's "gay"er ....buying something that has been mass produced to be unique or haveing the factory dictate what you want to do to your own bike because of this .
do your own thing ...keep penis out of your mouth ..and neither you or your paintjob will be gay !
*I think some metal flake looks almost as good as boobies! lol

MatthewOlsen
05-25-2011, 1:48 PM
I hate to break it to you guys but..... Harley came out with a color in 1949 called metallic congo green and it was Metallic which is kind of a fine flake.

build a bridge and get over it. Just enjoy bikes and everything that goes with them

CreatureFucker
06-03-2011, 8:18 PM
WOW........ I love Harley Davidson Motorcycles themselves, however Harley Davidson itself seems to make shit gay as hell for some reason or another. We go from Dumbass bolt on skull parts to trying to be Mr. Metalflake Gangster yet its not quit there yet. Never knew this and I am more disapointed than I was before with them. Why ruin something good by taking it mainstream.

evobuilder
06-03-2011, 8:31 PM
mainstream equals money..... rat bike, ol skool, aftermarket whatever does not sell a million units a year. Appealing to the masses makes money. It sucks, but if it weren't for HD, we would not have gas-ass bikes to chop up, change, paint, blog about, bitch about, etc.

In a odd way, its kinda a strange circle of life.

EPMD
06-04-2011, 11:30 PM
There's a lot of HD motors on chopcult. So why's everyone hating so hard. If HD went the way of Indian, I bet a lot of people would be sad to see them go. I would be.

Allen
06-04-2011, 11:48 PM
There's a lot of HD motors on chopcult. So why's everyone hating so hard. If HD went the way of Indian, I bet a lot of people would be sad to see them go. I would be.

It's a integrity issue. And a rape issue too.

EPMD
06-05-2011, 3:39 PM
It's a integrity issue. And a rape issue too.

an integrity and rape issue?

what's the issue. they're trying to sell bikes to younger people because they have to if they want to be in business in 25 years.

they're trying to sell cool. so what. that's their business.