According to Bad Comedian Eli Manning HD stands for "Huge Disappointment". As far as H-D goes, though, I believe it still stands for Harley Davidson. Sorry, but any manufacturer could be hand picked to be bashed ad nauseum (such as the DirecTV commercials do to cable).
Have to agree with the post above for another reason. I find HD brand aftermarket products priced just as well and better then non HD after market stuff. Even at the dealer.
Ex. Replaced my stock HD taillight with an HD brand LED. Price was the around the same and lower then some after market products and the light is a quality DOT approved LED taillight.
I can convert if I wanted my standard rear brake and turn signals to HD brand plug and play run, turn and brake lights, again DOT approved at no more cost then aftermarket non DOT stuff. Im so happy with the bike though, I find myself not doing to much of anything to it, almost (but not quite) boring! *L* Then again, I feel at the price I paid I shouldnt have too and feel I got my moneys worth.
BTW - over 8000 miles now on my 14 RK and hasnt needed any warranty work. I will someday bring it in to see if any recall work is needed such as saddle bags fasteners on some models etc. Also my front spark plug wire got a little chaffed rubbing against the frame. But thats it. Truly am torn if I should get an extended warranty, never did an extended warranty in my life but even I am jaded by forums, wondering if it will be as reliable as my vstar 1300. I can get an extended 4 years for less then a $1000 with no deductibles.
We are less than 20 hrs from the Hall Of Fame Game. Bears vs Ravens. Who's your team? Lets talk as the season goes on, Of course the Raiders will go 16-0 as I say every year until we lose a game or more. But I have hope.
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When I die Lord let me to go where dogs go when they cross that Rainbow Bridge!
In my next life I want to come back as a Veterinarian, they love animals like I do.
Had my hernia surgery yesterday and it went real well. I am off of pain meds already. I am going back to work on monday on light duty. I am almost glad the classic is stored so i am not tempted. I'll just have to get my enjoyment from hearing about your rides for now. Good days ahead!