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Old 04-17-2004, 02:49 AM   #31
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Default Re: H-D First Quarter for 2004

Too bad they still can't give Buell a real engine..
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Old 04-17-2004, 04:57 AM   #32
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You could tell if he was a doctor 'cause he'd be saving lives with his loud pipes.
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Old 04-17-2004, 05:45 AM   #33
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You think they make MD plates for bikes? Now that would be funny.
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Old 04-18-2004, 10:26 AM   #35
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You summed up how I feel about the whole situation.



I have a Yamaha R1, but I have been thinking about getting an Electraglide or Roadstar Silverado for touring and keeping the R1 for sport riding and track days.



I say just ignore the sheep and ride what you like how you like it.

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Old 04-18-2004, 02:27 PM   #36
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Say no to anybike whose name ends in Star.
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Old 04-18-2004, 02:52 PM   #37
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I am a White eighth generation Christian American who believes that Harley engineered and developed their fine products for people like me.

What rankles me more than anything else is about 45 percent of the components are made in Japan or elsewhere.

The carburetor: Keinhin; the starter: Hitachi; the brakes: Nissin; the insturments:Nippon Denso; the suspension: Showa.

To be sure these are first rate components but with the huge production numbers would it not be practical to ramp up production of these components in the U.S.A.?

Of course the factories churning out these components must hire only Americans to provide the labor..... with lineage similar to mine.

I long for the day when Harley can proudly boast of 100% American content!
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:01 PM   #38
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Yeah, you've got to separate the Bike from the BS.
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Old 04-19-2004, 06:47 AM   #39
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Although my bikes are Suzuki, Honda, and Kawasaki, I bought HDI stock and could not be happier. I've used the company numerous times in college business classes(43 year-old sophomore) as a model and always learn something new and usually get an A. What other American company is making profits year after year but not sending all their jobs overseas ? I can't afford their bikes, but I love the company.





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Old 04-19-2004, 10:32 AM   #40
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Just wanted to get my 2 cents worth in by letting you ALL know that I could not care less one way or t'other.
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