There are many different reasons why you want a Harley-Davidson

There are many different reasons as to why you would want a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Motorcycles are a fun mode of transportation. There are many different types of motorcycle. Harley-Davidson motorcycles have always been an icon in the world of motorcycles and there are many different reasons as to why you would want to buy one. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

1. It is an American made motorcycle. If you live in the United States and want to support American motorcycle manufacturers, then a Harley-Davidson may be for you. The Harley company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has held strong in the motorcycle market against competitors from Japan.

2. It is a huge brand. Harley-Davidson has enormous branding capabilities. They have made a name for themselves as a premier motorcycle manufacturer. They have also branded themselves with not only their motorcycles but also their Harley accessories and clothing. They sponsor rides, group rides, events and have a museum that Harley enthusiasts can visit.

3. There are many models to choose from. Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. They have made numerous models since the inception of the Harley-Davidson empire and continue to make new ones. The motorcycles fall into five different families of bikes. There is the touring model family that have large saddlebags, rear air suspension and have radios and CB radios installed on the bike. The second type of family is the softail model family. These are distinguished by having hidden rear-wheel suspension and a big-twin engine. The next family is the dyna model family.

The dyna family is distinguished by using a big-twin engine and traditional styling as well as the engine’s reservoir can be found in the transmission. The next type of family is the sportster model family. The sportsters are more of a racing motorcycle and can be separated by the rest with their smaller and lighter models then most other Harley-Davidson models. The next family is the VRSC model. This is a distinctive bike that differs from the rest of the Harley models. This model was created in an effort to compete with Japanese manufacturers and is the first Harley to have overhead cams and liquid cooling. The next family is the VRXSE model, which is the model that was made for drag racing. In less than ten seconds, this model was designed to travel a quarter of a mile.

The street model is the Harley-Davidson’s empires newest model and is a lighter bike that was designed to lure in the younger crowd. This model is constructed in the Harley plant that is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

4. They look cool. Harley-Davidson’s have long since been an icon and are simply cool to own. They have been around for many decades for a reason and continue to stay strong in their sales and popularity.

As you can see, there are many different reasons as to why you would want to own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. You can visit one of their many locations, such as Sun Harley-Davidson, which is Colorado’s oldest Harley dealer, to test drive your Harley today.

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Harley-Davidson motorcycles and parts can be found in one convenient location in Denver, CO.

harley-davidson motorcycleThere is something truly romantic and captivating about buying your first motorcycle. Riding a motorcycle is unlike any other mode of transportation because it is just you and your bike and nothing standing between you and the open air. It is so much different than driving in a car. When you are in a car you see the world passing by you through your windshield panel. But when you are on a bike there is no frame to look through, its just everything as far as your eye can see. Its like the difference between seeing something on a television screen and seeing it in person. Motorcycles have made appearances in many famous movies, television shows, and books throughout history. All of them fit a special character and in a way seem to have their own special story. When you buy your first motorcycle you are embarking on a new journey that will force you to see the world in a whole new way. When it comes to picking out your first bike, inevitably the first thing that will pop in to your mind is Harley-Davidson. There is something special in the world of motorcycles about the name Harley-Davidson. Maybe it has to do with their humble beginnings in a small factory in Milwaukee, or maybe it has to do with the loyal band of riders that proudly bear the name across the backs of their leather jackets. Whatever it is, it is working.

If you live in Colorado you have undoubtably felt the pull of the open road that winds up in to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. If you have felt this and you are anything like me, you have imagined yourself cruising through those mountain roads on your very own motorcycle. Lucky for us there is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership in the heart of Denver that is located close to a highway that can lead you to those mountains. This dealership is called Sun Harley-Davidson. For more than forty years Sun Harley-Davidson has been selling motorcycles out of their Denver location. The business started out small but has grown to require a thirty six thousand square foot facility to house all of their products and services. Their professional sales team has more than one hundred years of combined experience in the motorcycle sales industry and are ready and qualified to answer any and all of your questions. Whether you are a first time motorcycle buyer or looking to add to your motorcycle collection, you can be sure that you will find what you need at Sun Harley-Davidson. In addition to boasting an excellent sales team Sun Harley-Davidson also provides a number of other services. They have a wide selection of Harley-Davidson parts and accessories that can help you to boost your ride. Also, they have a professional team of mechanics that understand all the ins and outs of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Not only is there mechanics team well seasoned in the art of repairing Harley-Davidson bikes, but they are also all loyal riders themselves.

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I love my new dirt bike.

One of my best friends, Harriet, has been trying to convince for to get into dirt bikes for a long time. I have always been pretty skeptical about getting into it, I am just not a dare devil type. I did really enjoy going to all of the dirt bike expos though. Watching the guys and girls on the dirt bikes racing around the track and flying across jumps is a lot of fun and really impressive. I always cringe when someone wipes out, I am not good with blood and broken bones. So much to my Harriet’s dismay she had a really hard time convincing me to get on a dirt bike.

About a year ago I met a guy, David, who was an avid motorcyclist. He rode everywhere and did long trips on his bike. I was really anxious to get on the bike with him at first but after a couple of rides I would always ask him to pick me up on the bike. After a few months of dating I mentioned that my friend Harriet is really into dirt bikes. He asked why I had never tried it and I explained to him my fear of getting hurt. He understood and we left the conversation alone for a month or so when an opportunity arose for us to go dirt biking. I really didn’t want to back down. We went with Harriet up into the beautiful Rocky Mountains for our dirt bike experience. I was really nervous and scared. David and Harriet both promised me that they would walk me through everything and that we would take it nice and slow. Neither of them wanted me to get hurt and give up. They made me feel really comfortable and after an hour or so of going maybe 2 miles an hour I started to feel a little more comfortable. By the end of the day I was convinced that I would never learn how to figure it out.

We went up a few more times and each time I got more and more comfortable, much to my surprise. After a few months I was ready to get my own dirt bike and David and Harriet could not have been more thrilled. David took me to Sun Enterprise in Denver, a motorcycle, ATV and dirt bike store. They had a huge selection and I had no idea what I was looking for. Everyone at Sun Enterprise was really helpful and friendly. Nobody pushed me to get into something I wasn’t comfortable with. I ended up getting a dirt bike that fit me perfectly. It was almost like the bike was made just for me. I could even go back and have Sun personalize my bike even more. I really wanted an orange bike and I think in a few months I will have them paint it orange.

I am now riding my dirt bike with David and Harriet almost every weekend. I am so glad that I have my own bike and overcame my fear!

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What makes Harley-Davidsons special

Harley-Davidson is one of the few American brands that have not only become a house hold name but also managed to expand out of just being motorcycles and motorcycle parts into making a whole industry off of their brand name merchandise of every kind be it Harley-Davidson clothing, mugs, suitcases, anything. Harley-Davidson has fully and efficiently made an empire off of their name alone.
In many regards it is not all that surprising that Harley-Davidson became one of the most popular motorcycles in the United States. Harley-Davidson is known more than anything for being both high quality motorcycles as well as big motorcycles which maybe explains why they are truly an American brand and never picked up in popularity in other countries where gas is normally around four times as expensive as the low prices that we enjoy in the United States. While Harley-Davidson motorcycles still generally get good gas milage compared to small cars or anything similar, they are for sure on the bigger end still of motorcycles.
For over one-hundred years now Harley-Davidson motorcycles have grown and changed along with the country itself and has gone through a number of different phases. Early on Harley-Davidson faced hardships because of the rocky and often times uncertain times in the early twentieth century. Just like most of the history of the United States there were some period in which production was booming and everyone thought that they were going to be rich for ever and then there were other times where everyone lost everything and it seemed that the sky was crashing down upon us. It was during some of those more difficult times that Harley-Davidson got its start. After the wrap up of World War II things started to go back to normal as much as possible and manufactures were able to go back to focusing on their own product rather than having to strain constantly in order to help the country in its war efforts.
harley davidsonAfter that hurdle was finally cleared and people started to have more money and freedom again it did not take that long for people, mostly adventurers, to catch on to Harley-Davidsons and from that point on their popularity continued to rise. From that point the hype around the culture around Harley-Davidson has probably grown to be even more of a sticking point for why people choose Harley-Davidson. After all, there are a number of different companies that make great motorcycles and depending on what you are looking for and what you want some of the other manufactures, particularly the Japanese, might have slightly better features or products but no matter what none of them have the feel and following as Harley-Davidsons. The people who go out and buy Harley-Davidsons are the same people who are no doubt also the people who are wearing a Harley-Davidson t-shirt along with their Harley-Davidson bandana. There is an insane amount of pride that goes into Harley-Davidson owners that is not matched by any other motorcycle company out there and that is what makes Harley-Davidsons special.

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Harley-Davidson clothing is very stylish.

One of the things that I have been working on recently is trying to up my style game.  I usually wear the same thing to work and this is something that I am totally okay with, but when it comes to what I wear outside of the office, I am trying to figure out how I can dress smarter and with more style.  This is not something that comes easily to me.  My father is well known for wearing a flannel shirt with flannel shorts at the same time.  I’ll allow for that to sink in with you for a moment.  This has left a huge mark on my ability to tell right from wrong when it comes to style.  I inherently know that my father’s stylistic choices are awful and should never be replicated, but at the same time, I know that I need to develop my own style just like he has.  I am fortunate to be able to realize this now because I know a number of people that are still trying to find their own way when it comes to type of style that they prefer.  I have found that I really do like Harley-Davidson clothing and I have found it to be quite stylish.  I prefer clothing like this because although it is simple clothing, it has great graphics and the pictures on the shirts are outlandish.  I hope to be able to start wearing it more often, but as of right now I only have a single solitary shirt that I am able to don on a regular basis.  

harley-davidsonNevertheless, I do think that there is hope for me because I have been hanging out with a crew that likes to ride motorcycles and they don’t really care about the kind of clothes that I wear.  I appreciate people like this because it means that we will be able to hang out and i don’t have to be concerned with the fact that I don’t really have any Harley-Davidson accessories either.  When you come along the right group of people, I feel like you know it and with this group I feel right at home.  I do appreciate that there is a community around the people that are associated with Harley-Davidson motorcycles.   In the past, I have not had the similar opportunities that I do now, but this group was always very accepting and one that I felt very comfortable in.  I appreciate that this group is able to look past the brand that is on your shirt, despite the fact that we all really like the brand, and see you for who you are.  Hopefully, I will be able to thank them for their kindness at some point in my life.  I will be a great mark to know that I will be accepted by this group no matter what.  I look forward to being able to grow with this group and develop an identify and personality that we can carry on and scale into the future.


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There is No Better Brand of Motorcycle to be Riding than Harley-Davidson.

Flying down the highway is a lot more fun if you can feel the wind on your face.  You are missing out on a something major in life if you never allow yourself to experience the thrill of riding a motorcycle on the highway.  Of course, if you are going to be riding a motorcycle down the highway, there is no better brand of motorcycle to be riding than Harley-Davidson.

Harley-Davidson has been making motorcycles in the United States for over one hundred years.  This is pretty remarkable, considering how new the technology was, at that point.  Of course, back then, motorcycles were a bit different from what they are, today, as were most other types of technology.  The motorcycles of the early twentieth century were very small and light by todays standards, and they were not very powerful.  That being said, if it were not for these predecessors, there would not be the amazing variety of bikes available today.  The early decades of Harley-Davidson, as company, were a little bit shaky, simply because of the political and economic situations that occurred in the early part of the twentieth century.  Nonetheless, the small company proved itself and became a very major American manufacturer by the middle of the twentieth century.  It was after World War II that Harley-Davidson motorcycles began to resemble the modern day heavyweight bikes that Harley-Davidson is famous for.  It was also around this time that the Harley-Davidson motorcycle culture really began to develop and pick up steam.

After all, the culture of Harley-Davidson motorcycles is one of the biggest parts of the appeal of them.  That is why so many motorcycle enthusiasts do more than just ride the bikes.  They also read the magazines, wear the clothing, and live the lifestyle.  Harley-Davidson motorcycles are classified as heavyweight motorcycles.  They are big and fast, and they are meant to be ridden on the highway.  As a matter of fact, you are doing your motorcycle a disservice if you have not taken it out on the highway on a nice sunny day.  At the end of the day, that is the point of having one.  Whether or not you like the accessories and lifestyle, you cannot deny the excitement that comes with barreling down the highway in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

If you are a true Harley-Davidson expert, you probably know all about the famous motorcycle rally that goes on every year in Sturgis, South Dakota.  It is a gigantic event that features motorcycle aficionados from all across the country.  It is probably the biggest event, in terms of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, so you should prepare for it if you intend to go.  You still have time to get any last Harley-Davidson parts or anything else you might want.  Even if you are not ready to go to Sturgis, you can still get started on your Harley-Davidson memorabilia collection.  As long as there is a legitimate Harley-Davidson supplier in your area, you should be able to get just about anything you need.

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Don’t Hunt For Parts For Motorcycles

             I started riding motorcycles when I was in college. When I started riding, I did not know a monkey wrench from a chimpanzee. This was part of the impetus for me to begin riding. I wanted to learn how to ride, frankly because I have always been an adrenaline junkie. But I was also interesting in learning how to fix my own motorcycles and to learn anything about automechanics. When I started learning, there were up’s and there were down’s. I had some huge success when I thought that I could have designed a Boeing. I had some times when I just wanted to leave my bike on the side of the road and give up. But one lesson that I learned is just to go to the people that have the parts instead of hunting around forever to save a dollar.


I learned this from hunting around in, I kid you not, junkyards. The guy who taught me how to fix motorcycles told me that this was the best way to find rare parts. If you cannot find them in your average old parts shop, then you should go wander around the junkyard with a wrench and a screwdriver hunting for old parts off of Honda motorcycles. Since then, I have learned that the dealership is the best way to find the part. There is no virtue in being a miser. Just come up off of the cash. There is great value in having the right part. Consider the logic. I wanted to learn how to work on bikes. The only way to properly learn the systems of a bike is to examine them when they are working properly. So what is the value in putting in a bad part? There is still a problem with the bike, but you do not know if it is because you are in error or the part is in error. Not only is it better for the amount of effort and time that you put into  your bike to get parts from a dealership, but even if you want to put time and effort into your bike so that you can learn about automechanics, you are not really learning much if your ‘new’ parts are still old and broken.


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There is another reason to get your motorcycle parts from a dealership. When you patronize the dealership, you are also going to get greater access to the advice and guidance of people who work with motorcycles for a living. Who would be better to ask for advice? In a single transaction, they are able to give you the part that you need, but they are also able to tell you exactly what needs to be done with that part. You can trust me on this one. I am the guy who scavenged through junkyards to find some small, insignificant part. It is just not worth it. You do not have to go through that much effort. Instead, go visit your local dealership to get the parts and advice that you need.

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Harley-Davidson Traditions

Harley-Davidson traditions run deep in the United States. Many people that have grown up with this famous icon know that there is no other motorcycle on the earth that can take the place of their Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  Today there are new opportunities for you to take advantage of making your Harley-Davidson uniquely your own. With customizable parts that can be interchanged on a Harley Davidson motorcycle you can personalize and have your sit to your needs. Choppers have been the new thing for many people but being able to use Harley-Davidson parts is still important for many people tell their getting the best.  Even if a Harley-Davidson is out of reach for you at this time you may consider some of the accessories and clothing that is fashionable to support your favorite brands. Harley Davidson accessories and clothing is a great fashionable icon and American today. Products are going to be superior and the clothing line doesn’t take away from that. Being able to sport your favorite gear and to be able to have your favorite ride is what being in America is all about. Is an American dream for many people do on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and it is more achievable than ever with their many varieties of options available that you can fit into. harley-davidson motorcyclesThey are designed now to fit anyone’s budget and can be achieved as part of the American dream for many people. Knowing that Harley-Davidson parts are also available you can work to customize your bike into something we personalize for you. Probably needs it is known for their unique sound and even had intended or travelers. Be your own unique person Customize your bike for whatever you need. Live the dream house bike of your dreams and all that go along with. Looking to getting your own Harley motorcycle today and experience the difference a bike can make. From people there is a bike on the market today that of course is the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The icon this dance of the rested and able to be enjoyed being provided by any people are part of the culture. This most famous culture is a standout culture of Harley-Davidson motorcycle bike riders. There is two of many people just one bike they can be written. It is the one that brings the most satisfaction to the most people. Its famous traditions are going to last in too many generations ahead and likely be one of America’s top motorcycles of all time. Be a part of the American dream and achieve the motorcycle of your dreams in the affordable prices and categories. You can have it customized just the way you want from the basic to the top of the market with a wide range of purchase price everybody can own a Harley-Davidson one today.  Harley-Davidson motorcycles are the type of bikes that have come into people’s homes and shown the quality that they have and are the type of bikes that will always be around become of the love people have developed for them.

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I chose to cross the country on my Harley-Davidson

Like so many other twenty something in the United States, I read and loved the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.  After I read that book, I went out and bought a Harley-Davidson.  It was the best investment that I every made.  I wanted to go on a long motor bike trip right after I bought it.  But, I quickly realized that there was a lot more to riding a motorcycle than I had thought.  After a week, I made a plan to ride every day and after three months go on a long trip that mimicked the book.  I had heard that it takes your about a thousand miles until you feel truly confident on a motor cycle.  I’m not sure if I agree with that.  It took me a lot more that just a thousand.  I didn’t make the trip that year.  I waited through the winter to the next spring because I felt like I needed more practice.  I rode that bike every day that there wasn’t snow on the ground.  I did a couple of small trips to see what it felt like to get a couple hundred miles on the bike in one day.  That next fall, I felt like I was ready to go out into the world and travel cross country on my Harley-Davidson.   The trip was awesome.  I went by myself.  I had a couple of saddle bags and all I brought were the essentials.  I had my backpacking gear: a tent, a sleeping bag, a pad, and a cooking stove.  I slept in the national forests when I could.  When I couldn’t find public land, I would camp off the side of dirt roads that lead to ranches.  I just had to make sure that I woke up at the crack of dawn when I camped on private property.  I also took a journal with me.  I wrote down all the thoughts and observations that I had while I was on the trip.  What an amazing adventure it was.  I thought thoughts that I had never thought before.  I saw sights that I had never seen before.  The freedom was overwhelming.  When I finally got to the West Coast, I was another person.  It was hard to describe how I felt.  I remember people coming up to me and asking if I was famous.  When I said no and asked them why they thought that, they would respond by saying that I was beaming a certain kind of radiance.  I travelled down the coast and took a bunch of pictures.  I wrote in my journal.  That summer trip was the difference maker in my life.  After that, I decided that I wasn’t going to go to Medical School to fulfill the duties that I had for my parents.  Instead, I would pursue my new passion of being a writer.  I decided that I would travel the country on my Harley-Davidson and write about it.  It was the most important decision of my life.

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What’s So Appealing About A Harley-Davidson?

This is a big question that many non-fans ask. For motorcycle enthusiasts however, the answers are very simple: The Harley-Davidson brand has its own legion of fans, and this can be credited to the following factors:

Pioneering Brand – even though William Harley-Davidson wasn’t the first inventor of the motorcycle, he was one of the first to accomplish a faster, more durable and reliable motorcycle with his V Twin model.

Quality – one of the most distinctive assets of thriving brands is quality. A Harley Davidson motorcycle is built to last for a lifetime with proper care. Harleys are furthermore distinguished by their originality in terms of looks and the roaring sound of the machine when the ignition is on. The fiery decals bear testimony to this look and sound – that are valued by fans worldwide.

Non-stop Innovation – the brand is constantly innovating new makes and models, with varied engines and new technology – the same with car manufacturers that roll out new models off the assembly line each year. The Harley-Davidson exhibit is a great place to view these latest models, in addition to local authorized dealers.

Marketing – “it’s a way of life” as the brand itself proclaims. Freedom to move on the open road is touted in groups of bikers bearing the Harley Davidson logo and name.  Today fans can readily purchase Harley-Davidson clothing, accessories and much more – to proudly display loyalty to this cherished brand.

An American Icon – given the fact that the brand was first invented in the United States, many fans stick to this brand compared to other motorcycles engineered internationally. The brand however has other factory outposts today, including in Brazil.

A Strong Sense of Community – today, this is a relatively dying concept given the increasing popularity of social media. Not so with Harley Davidson fan clubs who still keep a well-attended rally every so often in varied locations worldwide. As with strong brands built on fanship coupled with innovation, the Harley Davidson brand has nailed the concept of loyalty.

No matter how often novelties are rolled out, profits surge. This popularity furthermore fuels more purchases and influences other generations. Some fans are so loyal to the Harley-Davidson name that many acquire permanent tattoos on themselves. Case studies of varied brands that have mastered the power of brand loyalty like Harley, Apple and Starbucks are available in library archives and online.

How the Brand Promotes Loyalty

Harley Davidson motorcycles are built for all niche groups including new bikers who are interested in learning the ropes. That’s why the Harley Davidson club puts on annual rallies, as well as connections for taking new rider courses and safety lessons. It isn’t exclusive to one target group, but built for all who value comrades, integrity and other company ethos – if that makes sense.

Furthermore, because the brand is built on the ethos of originality, all bikes for sale are available for customization. A first time owner or a veteran fan can choose any accessory, styling and model and make their dream a reality to showcase to the world.

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Great Harley-Davidson Clothing Is Available To You In Denver

harley-davidson clothingWhen it comes the brand harley-davidson a lot of things come to mind when people imagine it and what it represents. In this day and age the harley-davidson has become so much more than just motorcycles and has really turned into a big brand when it comes to other things such as apparel and clothing. If you are looking for a large selection of high quality harley-davidson clothing in Denver, Colorado then you are going to want to check out the merchandise at the Sun Harley-Davidson dealership. This is Colorado’s oldest harley-davidson dealerships and not only have they been around for a long time but they have become one of the most trusted and respected harley-davidson dealers in the city and in the state. Not only are they buying and selling great and top of the line harley-davidson motorcycles at this location but they are also selling all of the great parts and accessories and clothing that goes along with the harley-davidson brand. From jackets to tops and anything else that you can imagine this is the place to go for harley-davidson clothing and accessories so that you can not only ride a harley-davidson motorcycle but so that you can also ride in style. When it comes to styling and customizing harley-davidson motorcycles as well as customizing and styling riders of these great bikes this is the place that knows what they are doing and they are offering the most up to date and stylish harley-davidson clothing and apparel items all the time.

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You Can Visit Colorado’s Oldest Harley-Davidson Dealer

If you have a passion for motorcycles then you are most likely familiar with all the different types and brands that are out there. One of the most popular motorcycle brands is the harley-davidsonharley-davidson. A harley-davidson motorcycle is pretty much recognized by most people whether you are a motorcycle aficionado or not, and the name along with the bikes, have become iconic symbols in the United States as well as around the world. There are harley-davidson motorcycle dealerships all across America in different states and in the state of Colorado Sun Harley-Davidson is the oldest dealer of these bikes. This is a dealership that has dedicated itself to the purchase and sale of harley-davidson motorcycles for many years and they are committed to excellence when it comes to their bikes and the work that they do with them. This dealership is located in the heart of Denver, Colorado and has been serving its customers and lovers of motorcycles for so many years because bikes are what they are passionate about. This is a dealership that you can count on for numerous things when it comes to your current harley-davidson motorcycle or if you are in the market for a new one. Whether you are a first time buyer and have questions about the different bikes for sale or whether you are a seasoned professional when it comes to motorcycles the people at Sun Harley-Davidson are there to help you. These are people that know just about everything that there is to know about harley-davidson motorcycles and you can count on them for everything that you need.

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Harley-Davidson Bad Boy Look

As a kid whenever I would see a motorcyclist that was wearing Harley-Davidson clothing and Harley-Davidson accessories I would think was cool bad to the bone looking people they were.  They always just looked like nothing was going to bother me or affect me in life and if anyone wanted a piece of me they were going to have a lot coming.  They had those leather jackets that had the Harley-Davidson logo on it.  Along with the jackets they wore leather chaps, and bandanas, and sunglasses, and helmets, and leather gloves, all depending on their own personal style. Sometimes you would even see them wearing some kind of spikes around their wrist or necks or even incorporated into their clothing. harley-davidson clothing Either way these Harley-Davidson motorcyclists looked awesome and intimidating.  As I grew up though and my own brother started to get into the groups of Harley-Davidson motorcyclists and became part of them I began to realize that they were actually just regular people with a passion for Harley- Davidson motorcyclesMost everything that these motorcyclists wore wasn’t to intimidate people as much as it was to protect them on their bikes as they rode them.   They wore helmets to protect their heads if they crashed.  Leather chaps were worn to protect them from the bikes as well as if they crashed it protected their legs.  Leather jackets protected motorcyclists as well from the harsh wind when they got going fast as well as if they were to crash.  Overall these motorcyclists as cool and as intimidating as they may have looked to me as a kid they were actually just smart motorcyclists protecting their selves.

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Harley-Davidson accessories make great gifts!



What to get for the Harley-Davidson aficionado who has everything?  If you can’t swing a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle, consider getting the Harley-lover in your life the next best thing:  some Harley-Davidson accessories.

No, I am not talking about jewelry or a new purse, although those items are nice, too.  I am talking about accessories for your Harley-lover’s bike.  I am talking about items like cell phone holders and beverages carriers, flag holder kits and pet carriers, and emblems and decals galore.

Your Harley-Davidson lover’s bike is just not complete without these items, which will personalize his or her bike and make his or her ride more pleasurable.  For instance, if your Harley-Davidson lover is an active member or a veteran of the armed services, you might consider giving him or her a flag holder kit and an American flag that he or she can proudly fly.  Or if your Harley-Davidson lover just can’t leave home without his or her precious pooch at his or her side, then a pet carrier will make both man and man’s best friend (or both woman and woman’s best friend) happy campers.  And if your Harley-Davidson lover is also a lover of all sorts of technical gadgets (or if he or she simply lacks any sense of direction and needs a GPS device to get from here to there like I do), you might consider a cell phone holder that will keep his or her hands free for riding.

The next time you are looking for that perfect gift, consider giving the perfect Harley-Davidson accessory.  It’s not as good as giving a Harley-Davidson, but it is the next best thing.

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Harley-Davidson is quality you can count on.

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When you are considering buying a motorcycle, your biggest concern should be quality.  Which motorcycle is made with the most care?  Which motorcycle is assembled from the finest materials?  Which motorcycle will hold up under heavy wear and tear?  Which motorcycle will retain its value for years to come?  Which motorcycle will start right up, every time, and go until you tell it to stop?  Only a Harley-Davidson motorcycle offers all of this quality and more.

The second thing you might be looking for in a motorcycle is style.  And Harley-Davidson clothing and motorcycles have that in spades! (As an aside, did you know that the phrase “has that in spades” likely originated from the card game “Bridge,” which has been popular since the fourteenth century?) With Harley-Davidson motorcycles and clothing, you will not only be riding.  You will be riding in style!

The third thing you might be looking for in a motorcycle is new technology.  Harley-Davidson motorcycles offer that as well! The newest Harley-Davidson motorcycles have hands-free technology that allows you to change the radio station or send a text message using only your voice, so you can keep your hands on the the handlebars at all times, keeping you and any passengers safe.

Harley-Davidson motorcycles have it all.  They combine the quality you need, the style you want, and the technology you crave into one dependable, stylish, and tech-saavy package.  So if you are in the market for a new motorcycle, look no farther than Harley-Davidson.  They have exactly what you need.




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Harleys are made in the USA

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It isn’t always easy to purchase products made in the USA given how many things are produced in China or in other countries these days. I’ve always thought of myself as a proud supporter of the American worker and have strived to have my purchases reflect that ideal. So naturally, when I hit my mid life crisis and decided it was time to own a motorcycle I made a quick decision to purchase a Harley-DavidsonHarleys are world renowned for their impeccable construction and design. There’s no such thing as a bottom of the line Harley because they are all assembled by hand in the USA. Each one is given the stamp of approval from the factory and any motorcycle that bears the Harley-Davidson logo is sure to be a world class bike. The rumble of a Harley’s exhaust is unmistakable and you’ll be the envy of your neighbors.

Another thing I like about going to Sun Harley is their wide selection of Harley-Davidson accessories that go with either your bike or your biker lifestyle. After complaining that her behind was getting sore after our long day trips, I was able to pick up a seat cushion (leather and emblazoned with the Harley Davidson logo) at the gift shop and now she is happy again. We both have matching leather jackets except that where my sleeves have an orange band going down them, hers have a pink one. All in all we both really love the service and selection you’ll find at Sun Harley Davidson.


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Tire and Brakes Save Lives

There are a lot of things that a rider needs to buy in addition to the bike, itself. You may need to buy gloves and boots. You might need to buy some tools if you plan on repairing you bike yourself. You may need to pick up some Harley-Davidson clothing. But the most important things that you need to invest in before all of the gadgets and superfluous items are brakes and tires. To some people’s surprise, these things are far and away the most important part of your bike because they are what save people’s lives. Harley-Davidson motorcycles are state of the art machines that are designed for high performance. They are intended to go fast and far. Because of this, you need to make sure that your tires and brakes up to the level of your Harley-Davidson. Your brakes need to be able to bring all of that heavy-duty bike to a sudden halt. There are all kinds of hazards for riders. Animals may cross the road. Things fall off of the back of pick-up trucks. You may notice something in the road or a large pothole only once you are right on top of it. In these instances, you need to be able to bring your bike to a sudden and controlled stop. In some cases, skilled riders can perform a controlled swerve to avoid obstacles in the road. But sometimes, there are no options but coming to a screeching halt. Make sure that your brakes are ready when it happens.

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Replacing the Voltage Regulator of Harley Davidson Motorcycles

There are three main major components of a Harley Davidson motorcycle charging system. These include the alternator, voltage regulator, and the battery. Before doing anything to the charging system, check it. It is important that you have already checked if there is a weak and damaged battery in the motorcycle.

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The alternator is composed of two components. These are the rotor and the stator. The rotor is the one attached on the crankshaft while the stator is hooked into the crankcase.

The voltage regulator is a chain regulator together with the shunt control. If the voltage regulator gets damaged, it is not possible to repair it. Instead, it needs to be replaced as soon as possible.

To replace the voltage regulator, you have to first disconnect the regulator from the lead of the alternator. This can be located underneath the regulator.

The next thing you have to do is to cut the six cable straps. Protect the regulator wire into the frame member by bending back the both metal tabs. After that, take out the seat and battery together with its tray. Unplug the regulator lead from the circuit breaker and remove the regulator together with the regulator mounting hardware.

After that, place the regulator at the frame down tubes and connect the mounting hardware. Direct the wire lead through the interior part of the bottom frame member and plug it to the circuit breaker. Put the wire into the frame together with the six cable straps.

Lastly, put back the seat and battery together with the tray, and connect the regulator into the Harley Davidson alternator lead.

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Building a Biker Gang

Hunter S. Thompson once wrote a brilliant expose on the lives of the members of the infamous bikers’ gang, Hells Angels.  He chronicled their exploits as they rode around mainly California on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  His account was particularly insightful because few were ever able to penetrate the biker gang.  At that time, the gang was much more of a presence than it was now.  They would launder money, enforce, and utilize systems to blackmail people to give up what they wanted.  It was an incredibly efficient endeavor that probably deserves its own HBO show.  Hunter Thompson really made his mark as a gonzo journalist with that book and then with subsequent others that focused on politics in a presidential election and Las Vegas.  His novel about Leaving Las Vegas was later turned into a film by the great actor Johnny Depp.  He and Thompson ultimately became great friends thorugh the making of the film, so it was no doubt that we Thompson killed himself in Woody Creek, Colorado, Depp was available to help see out his last will and testament.  This best part is that as part of his last will and testament, Thompson asked to be shot out of a cannon.  And so a cannon with a gonzo fist was erected just outside of Aspen in order to shoot the remains of one of the 20th century’s greatest journalists.  People came from all around and without a doubt many drove in on their Harley-Davidsons, paying tribute to the late authors seminal work.


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