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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-29-2002, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Made in the U.S. my ass!

Thanks to exupman for this one.

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Yeah dude, the cards are mikuni's......:-|
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They don't call Harley's comeback a marketing success story for no reason...
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Is that for a Ja panhead motor ??

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 08:38 AM
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I visited the York PA HD factory a few years back. All these boxes with Showa(Honda), Enkei(Japan), Mikuni(Japan) on them. They really only build the frame and bodies here. There is even Japaneese parts in the motor.
When asked the tour guide assured us that they are just a few parts...yea carb, wheels, suspension...minor parts I am sure...NOT!

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 01:48 PM
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Made in where?

The new v-Rod, the american cruiser proud... The only part that is up to date is the engine. Guess who dessign it...

Porsche AG. Germany.

On Motorcyclist magacine they have access to the presentation where they show teh inside of the engine and they mention that most of the components where Made in Germany.

Just give me a Vulcan/Shadow/Warrior for 1/3 of the price if I want a cruiser.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 02:58 PM
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and you can bet that the parts made in

the USA are all over the USA's roads..cause my grand ma used to brag that "95% of every hardley made is still on the road...the other 5% made it home safely"...
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 03:22 PM
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Almost everything about a Harley is a lie. They have mastered the art of distortion and outright falsehood. The 'Made in the USA' exaggeration is just one example. I am constantly reading and hearing about their incredible power, smoothness, and reliability. Then there's the straight pipes save lives, the egg shell beanies, the leather chaps with no seat, tube tires, 4 ft wide handlebars, sit on the floor and touch you toes riding position, and many other stupid and downright dangerous ideas. Its almost as though the more outrageous the bike or the sales pitch the more successful it is. I can think of no other product, of any kind, where the worst product sells for the highest amount. It would be like a $3,500 Kodak Brownie box camera, with an eagle painted on the side. Hey, that would make a pretty good T-shirt, wouldn’t it?
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 07:20 PM
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You guy's are lying. Harley's are American all the way. You guy's
are just jealous because you don't own one, and can't look good
in arseless chaps, undershirtless leather vest with your chest hair
blowing in the wind, and "novelty" headcap helmet with flames
on them (chrome is much sexier in my opinion).

Can you read the sarcasm? You would figure that hardley's
would run better than they do with the foreign products they
have on them. Hell, at least not fall apart so easy.
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