Originally Posted by tmandoug1
Way to much money for a bike that has tons of quality issues.
Old history ........ similar to quality issues with Japanese Auto's during the 70's .
I've been riding street bikes for 55 years .
Yes, the early Harley's needed the owners to be able to turn a wrench.
Then AMF bought Harley and things went from bad to worse . Typical corporate business plan . Eliminate QC , increase production and reduce operating costs . Damn near put Harley into bankruptcy in the late 70's .
In 1980 Harley was sold to a group of employees who turned the company around . A true American success story . They improved Quality and materials and developed a customer support network second to none .
As luck would have it , the timing corresponded to Baby Boomers wanting to experience the joy of riding an American built motorcycle .
The major components are still manufactured in the USA and assembled here . Various accessories and minor parts are off shored , like most everything we buy today , including our MH's , Travel Trailers , boats , cars ...........
What you don't see anymore are bikes broke down on the side of the road .
Just wanted to set the record straight.
Stay safe out there.