American IronHorse $10 Millions Garage Sale

American IronHorse is trying to liquidate $10 millions of inventory through a Michigan based auction and liquidation house. It seems to me that it’s a very good opportunity for many bikers and actual AIH dealers and owners to get some parts at a big discount. You never know…CEO Buck Hendrickson states that the sale is a way to get rid of inventory not needed to equip the 2008 and 2009 bikes lineup. Will we really have new AIH models is of course the big question? I heard that several companies were looking at the books of American IronHorse during these last weeks and that a deal could be imminent. Nothing certain and nothing official, yet. Anyway, if you are ready to make a minimum order of $5,000, you can bid on a lot of brand new V-Twin custom motorcycle parts from frames, to transmissions, to controls, fenders, wheels, tires, etc. You can even make an offer on the AIH Dyno and Show Booth. Details of the sale at: Liquid Assets Partners.

21 Responses to “American IronHorse $10 Millions Garage Sale”

  1. 1 Don Hemy Feb 27th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Do we bid online?

  2. 2 Rodent Feb 28th, 2008 at 8:40 am

    ain’t this the same guy to disposed of the Gilroy Indian?

  3. 3 TROY Feb 28th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I’m thinking that $5000.00 would buy the whole lot in China. What started out as quality choppers ended up getting too big and then needed investments and that bottom line turned them into pieces of over priced junk. Arrogance is the downfall of American Ironhorse, and the road is coming to an end for that kind of thinking.

  4. 4 Asa Feb 28th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    I am thinking after looking at site why are they selling all that stuff if they are going to put out a 2008 line (WRONG) I think you can stick a fork in them they seem to be done Ab

  5. 5 Tony Feb 28th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    They can only treat their direct customers (dealers) like dirt and refuse to pay warranty so long before it catches up to them.

  6. 6 Joe Feb 29th, 2008 at 2:21 am

    “Smart Money” say’s The Horse has ran it’s last lap!

  7. 7 Fausto Simoes Feb 29th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    They’re selling half painted gas tanks. They’re also selling pencils that have been pre-tested,only have minor bite marks and still have most of the eraser left.


  8. 8 Mashall Veitenheimer Feb 29th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I am sending a note pertaining to American Ironhorse and my recent experience attempting to get my bike serviced under warranty. Maybe someone can tell me what the heck is going on at AIH –for AIH will not give the real scoop.. Plus, I believe that most AIH owners may have heard about the pending…. whatever the heck AIH is doing, but the customers –like me, may be mostly in the dark right now.
    My current experience with AIH is that no one at AIH is taking any calls or emails AND, AIH approved warrant/service shops cannot get warranty service approved.
    I own a late model AIH bike that I have been attempting to get a rear defective tire swapped out for over 6 months now. After 4 months of arguing with AIH, they did finally send a new Metzler tire to my approved shop. However, my shop will not swap out my tire for they say AIH has not paid them for other warranty work on other AIH bikes -they do not want to incur any additional “possible” loses if AIH does not pay them. My bike needs other warranty work and my shop will not do it unless I pay for it first and await payment remittance from AIH
    I personally have been attempting to get in touch with someone at AIH to resolve my issues. My shop has been attempting for over a month now. I’ve only been able to communicate with one person via email –no one is answering the phones or returning messages there. This person is not being too helpful, actually being quite vague and reserved and will not provide me email addresses or number of someone there that can help me. I do not think there is a Customer Service department anymore. This person at AIH stated that my email was passed to “someone” there that would get in touch with me. I specifically asked for my emails to be passed over to the CEO or the corporate attorney. I copied every email address I could find pertaining to AIH. A week later no such luck. I’ve even left messages with an executive’s administrative assistant, surprise…, no return.
    AIH really has me irritated for I cannot get any resolution to my issues and they will not contact me. My local shop will not perform any warranty work for they cannot get in touch with anyone at AIH and get approval to perform any warranty work. Plus they are awaiting payment from AIH for past warranty work. Right now I pretty much have a $30K bike that is collecting dust.
    I just want other AIH owners can be informed and any potential new customers to see what is occurring before they buy.

  9. 9 dragon Feb 29th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    5000.00 dollars is pocket change thought this was a garage sale bull shit sounds like we need money and fast to me

  10. 10 Jeb Feb 29th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Hopefully they’ll just fade away & be a bad memory down the road…

  11. 11 Judith. Feb 29th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I don’t like Titan, Big Dog, AIH and all the other small mass custom motorcycle producers. Wish they all disappear. And they are. They created nothing. Just copied custom builders, mostly using cheap and inferior parts. You get a Harley, or you order a true on-off custom from a reputable builder, or you build your own bike. Nothing else is worth your $$$$$.

  12. 12 tom barrett Feb 29th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    i would like to see the ceo of american ironhorse blow his brains out for what he has done to the poor bastards that bought these pieces of junk over the years! burn in hell you bastard!

  13. 13 tom barrett Feb 29th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    i just did the math and if i had $1,984,375.00 i could buy enough parts to “possibly” keep my tejas running this summer. that is providing i don`t drive it much and i replace all the parts myself….of course that should be easy because ironhorse has no dealers now!!!!!

  14. 14 George Mar 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Hey iron horse maybe u could be decent enough to let the dealers and owners of these over priced bikes know your plans for the future ??Busk how do u sleep @ nite??

  15. 15 Not Much Help Mar 3rd, 2008 at 12:56 am

    I asked around and was told 2,3,4,8,and 11 are not there.

  16. 16 Antone Mar 3rd, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Another one bites the dust!!!!

  17. 17 burnout Mar 7th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    definitely no chance of getting the money owed me from 05 then! peace

  18. 18 David Mar 8th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Sup people. I have recently contacted Barry Shlachter, He is the reporter covering this story in San Antonio TX. He forwarded my comments to the CFO and is anxiously awaiting his response. Just wanted everyone to know that the multi billion dollar companies are not the only ones getting taking a loss here. Who will take care of the little people? So he is taking comments from all of us that were dumb enough to believe that as a consumer with a full warranty we have nothing to worry about… Send him a message. Oh yeah my bike is still in GA. I have decided to pay for most of it and file an insurance claim on the other stuff…

  19. 19 nonbeliever Mar 9th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    It is pretty clear what is happening sell everything give the money to the ceo’s as bonus then bankrupt everyone gets screwed except the assholes that ran the company in the ground to start with good plan. buck claims they will stay in business but even if they pull though some how and I dought that they can or even want too. Where will they buy parts they have screwed all there vendors and there dealers are running from them as fast as they can and there credit is used up and worth as much as there word. They are done NEXT

  20. 20 David Mar 9th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Isn’t that against the law though? Didn’t this same sort of thing happen a while ago (enron) different type of situation but sort of the same. I mean if they have an obligation and legally binding contracts with dealers, vendors, and customers they should or he should be put in Jail… That is my opinion. I am not very business oriented but I still think it is agains the law? They suck man. I just want what was promised to me when I signed my contract and to get back on the road.

  21. 21 2003LSC Mar 9th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I sucks, but that NONBELIEVER scenario can’t happen. When Liquid Assets Partners, the people Textron hired, sells off those listed assets, ALL the money goes to Textron. No AIH people will be seeing any proceeds, since they no longer control that inventory.

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