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The age old question

December 29, 2004 By: bio Category: General

Once again, the question of Harley Davidson’s “Made In America” claim has come under question on the forum.

I’ve been scouring the web trying to find a definitive answer to this question.

While there’s no doubt that the motorcycle manufacturer’s creations are assembled in this country by American workers, the actual percentage of parts used that are manufactured in this country by American owned companies is under debate. I’ve seen ranges from 51% to 95% but can’t seem to get an actual number from a reliable source.

Does anyone out there actually know?

Harley Davidson stock parts known to be manufactured abroad or by foreign companies in the US:

  • Carburetor
  • Speedometer
  • Forks
  • Shocks
  • Electronics
  • Turn Signals
  • Wheels

I’m contemplating writing the Harley Davidson company to see if they’ll give me the answer.

Edit: There’s more to the burning question here

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