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Need Harley advice....

So I got a call from my friend today. He won a harley in a raffle. I have no clue what kind. The dealer will only let someone with a valid M class license drive it away so he called me. Have any advice for me since I never drove a harley. I specifically need to know how many extra cans of oil I should bring for when it starts leaking. Also should I bring any extra hoses? Am I going to get my ass kicked by a biker gang for wearing gear while riding a harley??? Please let me knwo asap

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... beat off the woman ....
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oh and brush up on the lyrics to born to be wild, it sounds retarded when singing that will riding if you dont know the lyrics
Now that's some funny shit there.

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So will there be a Harley for say on here soon?

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Sell it back to the dealer to establish fair market value to pay taxes, and go out and buy a you really want (or do whatever with the cash you get).

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Depending on what he won, expect it to be a low center of gravity if it is a bagger - the Road Glide has always been my favorite. If it's a Sportster, these are more or less bricks on wheels. Dyna's are awesome bikes to ride and you'll have no problem handling it even in the relaxed position. As for the Softtails, to me, it depends on what handlebars they put on there.

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It is income and he will have to pay taxes on it. Just like winning big at a casino.

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Just got back. Drove it from Tinley. He won a custom sportster with a 1200 engine. Bike was nice, but the brakes suck and doesn't turn worth shit. It cost the guy $100 in raffle ticket and $128 for tax, title, and license so not a bad deal at all!

As for my first time driving a harley, not impressed at all. I think my 600rr is a more comfortable ride. I guess it's better than a ducati though.

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I guess it's better than a ducati though.
I just called my maid and told her to up your costs by 37% smartass

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did she change her company name to "ducati cleaning service"??? where there slogan is "we charge more for less!!"

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Have any advice for me since I never drove a harley.
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As for my first time driving a harley, not impressed at all.
Psssst that's not a REAL Harley


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did she change her company name to "ducati cleaning service"??? where there slogan is "we charge more for less!!"
Nice - Did she call you back at least?

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not yet. left a message. it's ducati cleaning service, you have to expect them to be slow.

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not yet. left a message. it's ducati cleaning service, you have to expect them to be slow.
Nah, they just do everything so good that a standard jap bike rider has no idea what to expect - Your reaction to all this is standard on not the least bit shocking

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Just got back. Drove it from Tinley. He won a custom sportster with a 1200 engine. Bike was nice, but the brakes suck and doesn't turn worth shit. It cost the guy $100 in raffle ticket and $128 for tax, title, and license so not a bad deal at all!

As for my first time driving a harley, not impressed at all. I think my 600rr is a more comfortable ride. I guess it's better than a ducati though.

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What does your friend plan on doing with the bike?

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Sell it back to the dealer to establish fair market value to pay taxes
Why did you specify that he (his friend) sell it back to the dealer in order to establish FMV? He's got plenty of time to find a higher bidder. I don't see establishing FMV as a problem: if he sells it, then that will be FMV, if he keeps it, then MSRP adjusted up/down as necessary would be defendable.

I'd be curious to see how the dealer is going to report the transaction...

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What does your friend plan on doing with the bike?



Why did you specify that he (his friend) sell it back to the dealer in order to establish FMV? He's got plenty of time to find a higher bidder. I don't see establishing FMV as a problem: if he sells it, then that will be FMV, if he keeps it, then MSRP adjusted up/down as necessary would be defendable.

I'd be curious to see how the dealer is going to report the transaction...

I just suggested the dealer for a quick turnaround...that's all.

whoever it's sold to, it must be an "arm's length" transaction (you can't sell it to a family member, but you can sell it to a friend or neighbor)

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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Just got back. Drove it from Tinley. He won a custom sportster with a 1200 engine. Bike was nice, but the brakes suck and doesn't turn worth shit. It cost the guy $100 in raffle ticket and $128 for tax, title, and license so not a bad deal at all!

As for my first time driving a harley, not impressed at all. I think my 600rr is a more comfortable ride. I guess it's better than a ducati though.

Tell him he can double his money today! I'll give him $456.00 but there better not be a scratch on it!

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