If It Ain't A Harley...

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If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by OB1 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:02 pm

I was having a browse through the ADVRider forum earlier today when I came across a discussion about buying a 1200 Harley Sportster. Within the discussion there was a link to a page demanding that you should never buy a motorcycle built in Japan, Italy, Germany, Great Britain or anywhere else for that matter. For fun, I decided to read the who diatribe where the author tries to justify why the only bike anyone should ever want to buy would be a Harley-Davidson.

Here is a link to the piece (of propaganda): http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.biz/whynojapbike.html

Obviously, this was written by and for 'Muricans so there is quite a bit of bias… almost to the point where the author might be offered a job with Fox News! :woohoo:

I've read the whole article - I know it's long, but it's well worth it if you want a laugh! Some of the stuff in there seems to be quite libellous to me whilst the rest is just lies!
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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by scouse » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:06 pm

Forgetting of course that the majority of parts are actually made in Taiwan... just assembled in Milwaukee ;)
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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by OB1 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm

scouse wrote:Forgetting of course that the majority of parts are actually made in Taiwan... just assembled in Milwaukee ;)
Yep… he goes on about Japanese dealers ripping you off and how BMW drivetrains are built in Japan.

I have owned a Harley. I bought a new 883 Sportster in 1989 and the sealed beam headlight blew so I called up the Harley dealer who had a replacement for £45. I showed the unit to a mate who worked in a body shop who said that it was the same unit that Layland used in the Mini. A quick visit to the local motor factor and I bought one for £4.95. All of the markings on the two units showed that they were made in the same factory… in Taiwan!
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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by Mike101 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:24 pm

Now i have finally stopped laughing after reading this article i can say the following...

What complete and utter racist shite!!!!!

And whos going to tell him that Tire has a letter Y in it...yes i know yanks can't spell.

I would pay good amoney to sit oposite thsi guy in a bar and ask him to defend his article.

I bet he doesn't even know where germany is on a map.

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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by Brenhden » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:32 pm

Mike your avatar is seriously creepy.

This article is full of hate. [strike]I bet the guy who wrote it married his sister[/strike]. It would be easy to have a pop at the guy who wrote it. In his defence he is a product of the world he lives in.
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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by Mike101 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:34 pm

Brenhden wrote:Mike your avatar is seriously creepy.

This article is full of hate. [strike]I bet the guy who wrote it married his sister[/strike]. It would be easy to have a pop at the guy who wrote it. In his defence he is a product of the world he lives in.
I think my avatar is a true likeness of me...

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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by stormfield » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:49 pm

'MURICA! :whistle: etc

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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by Mike101 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:00 pm

I wonder how a harley would handle our winter and salted roads?

I've never seen one ever used in the wet.

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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by Nigel » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:18 pm

Mike101 wrote:I wonder how a harley would handle our winter and salted roads?

I've never seen one ever used in the wet.

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To be fair I see quite a few around here used all winter, and no I don`t like Harleys!

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Re: If It Ain't A Harley...

Post by scouse » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:13 pm

Strangely enough ... based on what some ex-Harley owning friends in the UK have said in the past you could reverse "power sports" for Harley dealership quite happily for most of his comments. Shite service - refusal to do discounts/warranty work/sloppy servicing etc.

Oh yeah and overpriced parts that take forever to be shipped over ... :D
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