| View Unread
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Allsport Powersports, Decatur  (Read 11618 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Scooter

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 46
Re: Allsport Powersports, Deca
« Reply #75 on: July 26, 2019, 05:09:26 PM »
I too, have heard horror stories about how the cooperation treated it's dealers. We had a dealer here in Montgomery when triumph began it comeback in'95. They also dropped Triumph around 2000 because of Cooperation demands. Triumph has done a great job in engineering a damn great motorcycle, but their belief that they will outsell the others is not going to happen. Demanding a stand along showroom, attempting to copy the Harley model just won't work. And it's not working for Harley anymore either. Their ride has slowed too, just as all others, but many Harley dealers are stuck with huge buildings and many employees they no longer need. Also a great motorcycle, but they have to face that the motorcycle world is shrinking and must make the needed adjustments if they want to survive. I rode Triumphs and Harley's in the 60's and still ride both today. But I am not looking to buy a new one of either brand. However, do want them both to survive! And Triumph can't expand much in
Alabama without a dealer. Hopefully Triumph cooperation has learned a few lessons and will treat it's dealers as they should. If not they will bury themselves....
Scooter

"Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions"

Offline springer

  • Sr. Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 1578
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2019, 07:54:52 PM »
The motorcycle boom of the late 80's and 90's is gone. Baby boomers are getting to old to ride. Invest now in Nursing Home futures.  ;)
What we've got here, is a failure to communicate.  Strother Martin as the Captain in Cool Hand Luke.
 Endeavor to persevere! Chief Dan George as Lone Watie in The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Offline Scooter

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 46
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2019, 01:47:55 PM »
You are absolutely correct on both accounts. And I'm afraid I'll be investing in nursing homes soon enough!
Scooter

"Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions"

Offline Scooter

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 46
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #78 on: July 27, 2019, 01:50:10 PM »
I've already built a sidecar rig so I don't have to put my feet down when I stop.. I suppose that could be considered the first step toward elder care... Just saying......
Scooter

"Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions"

Offline norton73

  • Sr. Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 895
  • Faster than a speeding pullet
    • My pics
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2019, 06:53:59 AM »
There's a major change in my garage happening currently that is a nod towards the fact that old age is even catching up to me.


However, maturity is still way behind most people my age.
Loose nut holding the handlebars

Offline Scooter

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 46
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #80 on: July 30, 2019, 07:05:03 PM »
LOL, I've done that a couple of times. Sell of one because it hurts to ride. Then have a few good days and think, I need another and buy it, just to find out why I sold the last one.. But a new motorcycle is always fun, whether it was a smart decision or not... Hope to get to do that a few more times yet. I've spent a lot of money on motorcycles during my life, but none of it was ever wasted...
Scooter

"Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions"

Offline Moto Guzzi

  • Contributor
  • ****
  • Posts: 130
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2019, 12:06:35 PM »
There's a major change in my garage happening currently that is a nod towards the fact that old age is even catching up to me.


However, maturity is still way behind most people my age.
What are you getting Andy?

Offline norton73

  • Sr. Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 895
  • Faster than a speeding pullet
    • My pics
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2019, 09:15:41 PM »
What are you getting Andy?

An electric leg for the '73 850
Loose nut holding the handlebars

Offline klaviator

  • Group Leader
  • Sr. Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 2307
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2019, 02:02:03 PM »
I stopped by Allsport yesterday.  I'm at least a little tempted by this bike:



It's a 2019 Monkey Bike with One, yes that is 1 mile on it.

« Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 02:02:26 PM by klaviator »

Offline mojo1

  • Contributor
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
« Reply #84 on: September 17, 2019, 08:23:12 PM »
I stopped by Allsport yesterday.  I'm at least a little tempted by this bike:



It's a 2019 Monkey Bike with One, yes that is 1 mile on it.



There was a guy on one of those at Deals Gap Sunday.
GREG
06 FZ1