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according to the current status of the poll...no one knows one way or the other
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It has a modified sportster engine. Therefore I'd consider it a harley... If you put a buell engine in a sportster frame, it would be considered by almost everyone to be a 'harley'...
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Hard question for me... I like the Buells, but although they share a couple of components, I figure if they have a different research & development team, different design team, and different factory that they would not be considered a Harley. I also didn't consider Jaguar a Ford because they kept a lot of the Jaguar facilities and R&D open separate from the Ford plants. I don't think its a detriment to Buell.
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What makes a Harley a Harley? The engine? The frame? Medallions? If you add a bunch of after market parts is it still a Harley? Who knows where the demarcation line is?
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Frame number and motor number - plus title
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I'm always disappointed when I ask someone what they ride when I see them wearing a Harley shirt, and they say, "I just got the shirt".

Owning a Buell made it alright (for me) to wear Harley shirts. I figure the years I made payments to HD finance makes it OK. I'd never wear one before, out of principle.
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I'm always disappointed when I ask someone what they ride when I see them wearing a Harley shirt, and they say, "I just got the shirt".

Owning a Buell made it alright (for me) to wear Harley shirts. I figure the years I made payments to HD finance makes it OK. I'd never wear one before, out of principal.
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