I wonder what's going on with Harley these days? We have another long time Dealer here in the Bay Area of CA that's closing their doors for good. This Dealer has been doing business in the same location for about 20 years. About 2 years ago it was bought by somebody from Colorado. In there defence they tried to keep the same Service and Sales people so I didn't have a problem with continuing to shop there. The letter I got from them said that "due to the declining economy and inability to expand the business base they were being forced to close". Sacramento lost 2 of the 3 area dealships last year and the east Bay area has lost 4 or 5 dealers recently, others are wobbling. I understand that the economy is bad and bikes aren't selling but I would think the MOCO would cut production numbers, not close Dealerships. I don't think these guys are closing by choice, I think the MOCO is cancelling ther franchise's because they can't or won't expand. This particular Dealership has been in a small downtown location for a long time. The last owner was forced to sell it because he wouldn't build a "new dealership" according to the MotherShips designs. One dealer in San Francisco who has been located on Van Ness St. since the earley 1900's (Claimes to be the oldest Harley Dealership in the WORLD!) was forced to build and move to another location.......once again by the MOCO. There's a whole bunch of new rumors in the business news about "a hostile take over of Harley" too. I hope Harley isn't in so much trouble some outfit like AMF buy's em again, I don't think they could survive that kinda thing twice.