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Old 04-23-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Can anybody clear this up for me.

Is a Harley 100% American made?

I found a website that said most of there parts are made overseas????
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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We live in a "global economy", very few vehicles, including HD, are completely made in the USA any longer.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:25 PM   #3
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All late model HD's have Showa Forks..which is part of Honda. That's at least one Metric bolt down there on the bottom.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:29 PM   #4
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That's why you should buy a DUCATI..............almost all made in Italy!!!! :laughing6
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I just want to give somebody a hard time now...

He says they are made in the USA.

Im gonna translate that to assembled in the USA
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:53 PM   #6
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That's why you should buy a DUCATI..............almost all made in Italy!!!! :laughing6
if i'm not mistaken, but alot of ducs came w/ showa forks as well.

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Old 04-23-2007, 10:59 PM   #7
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if i'm not mistaken, but alot of ducs came w/ showa forks as well.

i'm not mistaken

"Ducati 999 - Feel the passion!
998cc, L-twin Testastretta Desmo engine, 140hp, fully adjustable Showa front & rear suspension, dry clutch, new "Y" 5-spoke Brembo Marchesini aluminum cast wheels, 120/70-ZR17 front tire, 190/50-ZR17 rear tire "

Or you get the Ohlins.............made in Sweden?
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carbs are made by keihin, a japanese company, i believe.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:40 PM   #10
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wait, doesnt the usa own the world pretty much?
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That's why you should buy a DUCATI..............almost all made in Italy!!!! :laughing6

key word is ALMOST. which applies to pretty much any manufacturer. bikes are ALMOST all . american cars are ALMOST american. etc..
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The v-rod has pistons made in france.
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Thats funny right there, I don't care who you are.

Forwarding EVERYONE that I now who own's that particular brand of junk iron.

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My first Bike, my father wanted me to buy American so he MADE me buy HD. Got it home and was looking at the stickers and said it was "MADE IN ITALY"
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Can anybody clear this up for me.

Is a Harley 100% American made?

I found a website that said most of there parts are made overseas????
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almost nothing is made in america anymore
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:44 AM   #17
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Im stationed over here in germany! Harley davidson is only about 25% made in the USA! I have been to the factory in Italy where the parts are made! dont let anyone bullshit you!
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its only assembled 100% in the USA, if that!
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nope they are shipped by crate as 55% built, the dealership does the rest. Still a good bike though!
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nope they are shipped by crate as 55% built, the dealership does the rest. Not a good bike , buy Japaneses !
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