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Voyages on Two Wheels – 10 July 2011 – Red Rock Harley Davidson

See – I told you I’d be back soon :D

I stopped by Red Rock Harley Davidson here in fabulous Las Vegas on Sunday.  I was looking for a few accessories, but didn’t pick any up until Monday.  Some people have bashed Harley Davidsons and their dealers.  They say that the difference between a Harley and a vacuum is the position of the dirt bag and that the dealers won’t talk to ‘em unless they show up on a Hog.  I’ve found both stereotypes to be completely, 100% wrong :)  The folks at Red Rock Harley Davidson are some of the best I’ve ever met.  Steve in parts has helped me a few times now and Millie back in clothing worked to find the right things today.  If anyone wants to see how customer service should be done, go to this dealership and work with these two!  They’d be smart to clone them :thumb:

10 July 2011 - Down at Red Rock Harley Davidson

10 July 2011 - Down at Red Rock Harley Davidson

 Red Rock Harley is the closest dealer to me and they’re more than just a bit of space with a few bikes for sale :wink:  I figured I’d give y’all a bit of a glimpse into what you can find at a good dealership :cool:  I don’t know all that much about bikes yet, but I think the old ones are pretty darn cool!

10 July 2011 - Agusta 750s

10 July 2011 - Agusta 750s

 This bike looks like it’s probably fast due to the four cylinder engine and cafe racer handlebars, but those drum brakes look entertaining  :deal:

10 July 2011 - Custom Harley Davidson sidecar rig

10 July 2011 - Custom Harley Davidson sidecar rig

10 July 2011 - Custom Harley Davidson sidecar rig

10 July 2011 - Custom Harley Davidson sidecar rig

 I’ve never driven a sidecar rig, but they’ve always fascinated me.  This one’s incredibly custom and very cool :thumb:

10 July 2011 - 1953 Harley Davidson FL - $24,995

10 July 2011 - 1953 Harley Davidson FL - $24,995

10 July 2011 - 1953 Harley Davidson FL - $24,995

10 July 2011 - 1953 Harley Davidson FL - $24,995

 I really like old cruisers like this Harley, but there’s something about this one that just doesn’t quite click for me.  Maybe it’s the fringe or the huge chrome parts on the fenders, but I just can’t see me riding it.  Maybe things will change in the future.  I wish the new owner many years and miles of enjoyment :)

10 July 2011 - 2011 Harley Davidson Road King - about $20,000

10 July 2011 - 2011 Harley Davidson Road King - about $20,000

 If I were going to buy a new Harley, this would be my bike.  I’ll take the Road King Classic with factory custom paint and all the options :mrgreen:

10 July 2011 - 1965 Harley Davidson Hummer 165cc two stroke - no price

10 July 2011 - 1965 Harley Davidson Hummer 165cc two stroke - no price

 This little two stroke is too small for me, but I can only imagine the look on a kid’s face if they got it for Christmas :)

10 July 2011 - Yamaha racing bike

10 July 2011 - Yamaha racing bike

10 July 2011 - Suzuki racing bike

10 July 2011 - Suzuki racing bike

 I’m not sure if these are originals or replicas, but they sure look FAST!!!

10 July 2011 - Custom replica of the chopper from Easy Rider

10 July 2011 - Custom replica of the chopper from Easy Rider

 While I think this is one of the coolest looking bikes in the shop, I don’t know that I’d really want to try riding it :wink:

10 July 2011 - Vincent Black Shadow - Not for sale :wink:

10 July 2011 - Vincent Black Shadow - Not for sale :wink:

 I’d only ever seen a Vincent Black Shadow in videos so it was great to see one in person :cool:  The Black Shadow was the first motorcycle to be stable and very controllable at high speeds of over 100 miles per hour.  Motorcyclists attempting such speeds on earlier motorcycles would run into a problem known as “Speedman’s Wobble” which does not sound very enjoyable :shock:

10 July 2011 - Very cool old Triumph

10 July 2011 - Very cool old Triumph

10 July 2011 - 1956 Triumph racing motorcycle

10 July 2011 - 1956 Triumph racing motorcycle

 Once again I’m going to say that I really don’t know much about these two Triumph bikes, but they sure look nice :thumb:

10 July 2011 - Cool custom chopper

10 July 2011 - Cool custom chopper

 This is another one of those bikes that I think looks cool, but I’d never really want to ride :wink:

10 July 2011 - Herbie the Love Bug :D

10 July 2011 - Herbie the Love Bug :D

 This should bring back some memories for people :lol: !  This looked like a pretty good replica :)

10 July 2011 - 2011 Harley FLSTN Softail - $18,950

10 July 2011 - 2011 Harley FLSTN Softail - $18,950

 I’ve heard a lot of both good and bad about Softails, but they look pretty nice to me :wink:  About the only things I didn’t like on this one were the passing lamps – they just don’t really appeal to me  :shrug:

10 July 2011 - 2006 Ducati PS1000LE - 7 miles - $15,995

10 July 2011 - 2006 Ducati PS1000LE - 7 miles - $15,995

10 July 2011 - 2006 Ducati PS1000LE - 7 miles - $15,995

10 July 2011 - 2006 Ducati PS1000LE - 7 miles - $15,995

 This bike looks old to me, but it’s actually a 2006!  The styling and the manufacturer – Ducati – both tell me it’s fast and that price tag tells me it’s not going to be a problem for me anytime soon :P

10 July 2011 - Velodrome racing exhibit

10 July 2011 - Velodrome racing exhibit

10 July 2011 - Velodrome racing exhibit

10 July 2011 - Velodrome racing exhibit10 July 2011 - Velodrome racing exhibit

10 July 2011 - Velodrome racing exhibit

10 July 2011 - Velodrome racing exhibit

 I’m no stranger to a bit of speed and excitement every once in a while, but this just looks like insanity to me  :crazypilot: Actually, I’m rather surprised it hasn’t been resurrected for the X-Games :wink:

10 July 2011 - 1948 Indian Chief - $34,995.00

10 July 2011 - 1948 Indian Chief - $34,995.00

 One of these days I’ll have to write a post just on this motorcycle.  I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, but the controls are different from anything I’ve ever seen before.  For example, the throttle is on the left and does not automatically snap back, the clutch is on the left pedal where I’d expect a shifter, and twisting the right grip adjusts the timing advance :? Sounds like it might be fun to learn :thumb:

10 July 2011 - Big block 427ci Sting Ray roadster :cool:

10 July 2011 - Big block 427ci Sting Ray roadster :cool:

 This Sting Ray isn’t the only car on the showroom floor (more of those in later posts :wink: ) but I really like it :)  It’s got the big block 427ci engine which sounds like fun but I’m really glad I don’t have to pay for gas :shock:  I’d prefer the knock off wheels and side exhaust, but I’d drive it with pleasure if I had the chance :cool:

That’s about it for now.  Here’s a big THANK YOU to Red Rock Harley Davidson for not only providing me with exemplary customer service but also for allowing me to take pictures of the awesome vehicles on their showroom floor :thumb:

Have a great day everyone :mrgreen:

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8 comments to Voyages on Two Wheels – 10 July 2011 – Red Rock Harley Davidson

  • ORPO1 Glenn

    I remember the MV Augusta from when I was a teenager. It was what we would call a superbike now days.
    Vincent Black Shadow: That is what T.E.Lawrence was riding the day he wrecked. My 1972 Honda CB750K5 would do the wobble at about 105 indicated.

  • kc

    I hate the new Harley places. They don’t smell like grease and oil and gasoline, you can’t see the bikes being worked on, they’re WAY overpriced…if I want an overpriced department store, I’ll go to Macy’s, if I want a boutique, I’ll go to Victoria’s Secret. They make me sick and I refuse to darken the door.

    Yes, I know the new bikes are computer-run & all that. The new Harley owners I know can’t change their own oil. They never get their fingers dirty. Knowing all the specs ain’t the same, sorry.

    Sticker on my fridge says “Silly yuppies – trailers are for boats.” As I’ve gotten older, I can revise that, but even the young’uns I know won’t ride their garage-kept, garage-serviced bikes if there’s a threat of rain. Sheesh, even the Harley folk have become pussies – such is the state of the Nation, eh? Western states excepted, of course. God, I hate cities.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go use my low-tech skills to earn some cash.

    • Well, this one has a nice set of windows into the service side of things so you can see the bikes being worked on :wink:

      During my recent trip to Utah (pics coming before too long), I can’t tell you the number of Harleys I saw out on the open road with bugs and stuff all over ‘em :cool: And about half the guys I’ve met who were on Harleys around here were the old school type :thumb:

      • kc

        As I said, Jeff – Western states excepted. Watching thru a window is ok, but the lack of the smell of grease & oil makes any motorcycle place suspect to me…

        I have become one of the fair-weather riders (as a passenger now) – I don’t like to ride in the summer, and I don’t like riding in the rain because the people who already drive badly drive WORSE when it rains!

  • Kath

    This is a Harley dealership and they have all this stuff on exhibit? I think that’s pretty cool! Interesting, fun to look at, keeps everybody happy while you’re spending a bit of $$.

    Ok, the green sidecar deal — I don’t understand, is that a comp. screen? What is it that the “passenger” would be looking at straight in front of them? And I LOVE that shade of green, too, by the way. That is gorgeous.

    I also like the looks of the Indian. Those are the neatest looking bikes.

    Nice looking dealership and you say got good service there, too? That is very amazing nowadays. Kudos to them!! :)

    • Yep, this is a Harley shop! I like it and they treat me very nicely indeed :D

      The green sidecar rig – that’s a good question. I’ll have to ask ‘em next time I’m in the shop :wink:

      I WANT THAT INDIAN :thumb: It would take quite a bit of getting used to due to completely different controls, but it would be fun :mrgreen:

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