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Harley is chattering about moving their manufacturing OUTSIDE the USA. If they do, will you still buy Harleys? Let Harley know how you feel about it...one way or the other.

I don't have a dog in the fight, so I am not commenting..

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For ME,

IF they want to build them over seas and sell them over there, I really don't have a problem with that.

IF they want to move there to sell them HERE, that I DO have a problem with.

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IF they want to build them over seas and sell them over there, I really don't have a problem with that.

IF they want to move there to sell them HERE, that I DO have a problem with.
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Thanks for the answers guys...just wondered about your thoughts.

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For ME,

IF they want to build them over seas and sell them over there, I really don't have a problem with that.

IF they want to move there to sell them HERE, that I DO have a problem with.

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Howdy ironglow.
I know this is an older topic but I wanted to pipe up.
It is not just a case of semantics but manufactured and assembled are not the same.

I make a living (partially) from motorcycle repair and restoration. And have owned bikes from BSA to Yamaha including numerous Harleys from the late 1930's to mid 1980's (Sportster's and Big Twins).
Near as I can tell the last time Harley manufactured all of their bikes was in the 1960's. From the 70's on you will find parts manufactured in Australia, Italy, China and Japan just to name a few of the countries that manufactures parts for the Motor Company.

Does it matter? Only to the owners I suppose.
I like my bikes.

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Gen1:26, are you talking about frames, forks, tanks, motors and tranny's made in other countries. Or is it more just the electronics and smaller items ?

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From Business Insider. com I think.
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Harleys sold in the US are indeed assembled in one of four plants located in Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania. But the brakes and clutch are imported from Italy, the engine pistons are made in Austria, the bike suspension comes from Japan, and other electronic components originate in Mexico and China.Jul 5, 2018
I also think the brakes are now either Brembo or Nissan. Don't hold me to that.
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Howdy dstegjas!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-it-...de-in-america/

The paragraph titled A global bike from the above link list a few parts made in other countries. And I'll add the wheels (yes some of the forks & shocks), some of the fuel system components and brake calipers also.

Now please let me add that if you own a Harley and like it then keep riding it.

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