Beau, you speak the truth. In a locl Powersport store a few months back and got into a conversation about a Kawasaki Vulcan with an old guy. We were having a pleasent conversation, discussing road trips, motor oils and restaurants. Got to the point in the conversation where he asked what I ride....pointed out the door and told him .."that Harley"..he squinted his eyes at me and, without saying a word walked away. Not another word was spoken. I actually started laughing as he walked away..couldn't believe it.
IMO most guys don't care what you ride, why Harleys bothered this old guy so much, I couldn't tell you. I don't have the time or the inclination to exclude anyone simply based on what brand they ride.
Money can buy a lot of bikes, (HD
, Honda, BMW, etc.) but, no amount of money can fix stupid.