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post #1 of 48 Old 10-01-2013, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Smithsonian program on Harley Davidson


Did any of you catch the Museum show (I think it was about the Smithsonian) that talked about the Harley Mystique?

I was downstairs doing something on the basement computer when my wife came down telling me about the show. We like bike stuff so flipped to the channel but I missed the first part of it. Later in the evening the show was run again and when I started to watch it I had to laugh. The opening scene is the camera pointing out from a garage and sitting outside the garage is a rider on a V-Strom!!!

Anyone from here?

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Did any of you catch the Museum show (I think it was about the Smithsonian) that talked about the Harley Mystique?

I was downstairs doing something on the basement computer when my wife came down telling me about the show. We like bike stuff so flipped to the channel but I missed the first part of it. Later in the evening the show was run again and when I started to watch it I had to laugh. The opening scene is the camera pointing out from a garage and sitting outside the garage is a rider on a V-Strom!!!

Anyone from here?

..Tom

Smithsonian?

It would have to be Greywolf.

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Smithsonian?

It would have to be Greywolf.
I think he is curator of the Stromsonian, not the Smithsonian.

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I think he is curator of the Stromsonian, not the Smithsonian.

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Seen the show a couple of days ago! The Main dewd was defiitely riding a V-Strom! Very weak show on this "Harley Mystique"! They spoke of Harleys in the desert during WW2 but did not mention they performed so poorly they had to take a captured BMW and copy it-opposed cylenders and all, and actually built about 250 of them, but by the time they were shipped over, the desert campagn was over! Showed a bunch of people dressed like gay pirates and riding 900lb "bikes" as if that was supposed to be cool or something. They should have focused more on the V-Strom!

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and Harley just figured out watercooling!! what prehistoric part will be up for futuristic redesign next?

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and Harley just figured out watercooling!! what prehistoric part will be up for futuristic redesign next?
Actually they knew about it a long time ago but didn't change so people on the internet could have something to bitch and moan about.

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Actually they knew about it a long time ago but didn't change so people on the internet could have something to bitch and moan about.
I have never understood the race to jump into any post/comment mentioning Harley Davidson and begin bashing the brand.

Don't like them?-fine, don't own one. What is gained by bashing HD?

I think it is some kind of penis envy thing.
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I have never understood the race to jump into any post/comment mentioning Harley Davidson and begin bashing the brand.

Don't like them?-fine, don't own one. What is gained by bashing HD?

I think it is some kind of penis envy thing.
Nope.....just that allot of the owners are tools, the bikes are quite good.

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