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post #1 of 16 Old Dec 16th, 2007, 8:23 am Thread Starter
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Called Un-American for riding BMW.

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quote="MOTOR2191"]Good Luck with those! After soaring priced lease deals, outrageous dealer fees, constant replacements of the starters, ABS failures, stators going bad three or four times a year along with two or three clutches a year...ah, yeah...we elected to try something b e t t e r. But, good luck with those HD's anyways....Oh yeah, a clutch lever on an HD runs right about 80 bucks, not to mention the, "...we'll call you when it's ready"...so we call them two or three days later to find out your bike is still sitting on the rack because the part is still on back order....Ugh! Never again....Maybe it was just our luck though.... One more thing, we found that not dropping your bike usually resolves all those OTHER broken parts issues...LOL![/quote]

what the heck are you guys doing to those bikes?? I don't know anyone having problems like that

we haven't had a stator go out in years on any bike in the fleets I work on

I haven't replaced a starter in ten years

a clutch lever is well under $20

never had an ABS failure of any kind

and the bikes are thousands cheaper even after lights/boxes are installed by the DEALER, as John likes to get them done

and while you guys pretend to be so proud about keeping foreigners fed and at work and act like it's a big deal that a Sport bike is a little bit faster than a true Touring bike that outweighs the japgerm bikes by several hundred pounds, we still spend way less to maintain these HD's that you ever will with your foreign bikes

so much for any loyalty to your own country eh fellows

every vehicle I own is as close to American as you can get, I prefer to keep our own people working... own a GM Saturn, Ford F250, and a HarleyDavidson Road King

they may not be 100% American in parts but they are as close as you can get and are built by Americans in America

next you'll be buying and bragging about the newest model Usama 1200 ST ( for Stupid Terrorist ) Police bike that comes with it's own detonator... blows up faster than a 1960 HarleyDavidson, Whewwww Whewwwww

no hint of loyalty...

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It just goes to show that in every profession there are a few that could be regarded with the term "Moron".
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Not a cop.

The person that wrote that is not a LEO but a mechanic that works on department bikes.

I thought you guys/gals would like to see what LEOs have to deal with when not riding Harley's.

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You got me on this one:

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We carry Glocks, cause the were better than Smith and Wesson. I guess the whole department is un-American.?
I just blew half a glass of milk all over my keyboard. I guess old wrench has a big bug up his ass on that topic.


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The person that wrote that is not a LEO but a mechanic that works on department bikes.

I thought you guys/gals would like to see what LEOs have to deal with when not riding Harley's.
Who said he's a LEO? LOL
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The person that wrote that is not a LEO but a mechanic that works on department bikes.

I thought you guys/gals would like to see what LEOs have to deal with when not riding Harley's.
Well for all we know he could have had a traumatic experience with a Hodaka when he was young. Stained for life.

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It is simply mind boggling that a ton of the "jenyouwine" Harley parts are NOT made in the USA. Sometimes you have to look hard, but you will always find the Made in China, Japan, Korea, etc. on a bunch of the anciallary parts. Motor parts, fuel injection, electronics, ABS just a whole bunch. Harley: the true American Tradition.



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It is simply mind boggling that a ton of the "jenyouwine" Harley parts are NOT made in the USA. Sometimes you have to look hard, but you will always find the Made in China, Japan, Korea, etc. on a bunch of the anciallary parts. Motor parts, fuel injection, electronics, ABS just a whole bunch. Harley: the true American Tradition.

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It is simply mind boggling that a ton of the "jenyouwine" Harley parts are NOT made in the USA. Sometimes you have to look hard, but you will always find the Made in China, Japan, Korea, etc. on a bunch of the anciallary parts. Motor parts, fuel injection, electronics, ABS just a whole bunch. Harley: the true American Tradition.
58% of the parts are made by Chinky Davidson
If you want a made in America bike you will have to go with Victory or Honda
Just for a hint, the last year that all the parts were made in the USA is the 1970 model. 12-18-68 HD votes to merge with American Machine and Foundry. They moved production to York in 71
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Talking protectionist pride

Strolling along the Porsche assembly line in Zuffenhausen and what do I find? A skid of Aisin gearboxes (Made in Japan) going in new 911 Porsche cars. It is a global economy and that poor old tech who was fanning his protectionist fires is just SOL. Maybe he didn't see the study that proved BMW's cost less for the Cops to run and the officers preferred them due to handling and braking? He obviously has no clue how much of his Ford truck is made from parts other than the USA. Does he know where his Satrurn engine is built?

SO and I waltz in to American Greetings to buy Christmas cards. Could not find any not made in China. Went to Hallmark and bought cards made in the USA.

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The only thing left that is 100% American, lives on reservations and operates casino's and are getting richer than god!


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Hey guys,
Years ago, I wrote a proposal to switch us from Hardley Davidson Road Kings to the BMW 1150 RT-P. I was cussed out by the Harley dealer and among other things he said, Cops should be riding American bikes and thats just the way it is. My reply was, When Harley gets off the ignorant asses and makes a motorcycle that outperforms an RT, you give me a call. I don't give a rats ass where the motorcycle is made, I want the best bike money can buy if I'm going to be working off of it 5 days a week and 8-10 hours a day.

As a matter of fact, I'll just throw this out there and say that as much as I can appreciate the whole "buy American" thing, I think Harleys are just a POS. My buddy just bought an 08 Electra glide Ultra, loaded with everything you can think of. He even got the upgraded ABS option. You should have seen his face when I told him the ABS device came straight off a Honda Accord. He's already taken it back to the dealer and gotten some "louder pipes and a stage one kit", whatever the hell that means. For my money, I want the most advanced technology I can get, not some crap engineering from 1960.

My buds Ultra, right off the show room floor produces a whopping 62 hp. I can outrun it with a GS650. All the Harley fans can talk about is torque and chrome doo dads and generally, how many poker runs they go to and ride all of 50 miles. Oh yea, gotta throw in how much "bar hopping" they do.

Sorry everyone, but when the Hardley clowns start slinging insults it's hard for me to "remain silent". We really do live in a global society.

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... Sorry everyone, but when the Hardley clowns start slinging insults it's hard for me to "remain silent". We really do live in a global society....
That last sentence sums it up. Anyone who doesn't get the global aspect of production and what it implies (or rather doesn't imply) about your "patriotic choice of purchase" has rock's in their head.

I can walk six blocks from my office to the front door of the BMW Design headquarters here in Thousand Oaks, California. A very nice, classy looking facility. Not some rented floor in an anonymous high rise. And most of the vehicles in the lot are (big surprise!) BMWs. I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of employees there are U.S. citizens, making enough to buy or lease those cars.

OK, so that's only a small fraction of the entire BMW operation. The fact remains that today's multinational corporations, including H-D, don't give a flying fcuk about where they make their wares unless it happens to fit into the jingoism of some lucrative marketing scheme. Does anyone truly believe Coors is brewing beer with Rocky Mountain spring water at their Virginia plant?

Like Colorado Kool-aid, Harley has their faithful drinking their own Kool-aid formula.

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Like Colorado Kool-aid, Harley has their faithful drinking their own Kool-aid formula.
So did the Right Rev Jim Jones.
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The only thing left that is 100% American, lives on reservations and operates casino's and are getting richer than god!


Is there anything 100% American anymore?

Most of my "payment" are made with "US dollars"... but who knows...

I think it's good that the "American Indians" are being allowed to recover as much of America as they can before we give it all away.

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