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Old 14th March 2012
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It is really more of an assembly plant, not a manufacturing plant. Source the parts from overseas, bolt them together, then out the door with it.

I wonder what % of parts, or what specific parts, are actually maunfactured in the USA?
Hell, even my '81 has a few stock parts made in Japan.
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thanks for sharing those great classic pics.m.s. got my curiosity going,could this be the early days of the york assembly plant? dont know without looking it up,what year that started production. york asembly plant started out as old buildings.did some overhead crane work in there in the 90s
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AHHH, the way thing's used to be. Thanx Mag, good of you for keeping your friend's memory alive.
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...and just in time for the introduction of the "new" sportster seventy-two.
these old pics are classy. if anyone else has some photos from the factories please put them up and maybe we can get a sticky, if there's enough.
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Did you note the size of his hammer??

Why does mine always need to be bigger?!?
thats not a hammer.

its an amf corrective action tool for quality control problems.
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I wonder what % of parts, or what specific parts, are actually maunfactured in the USA?
Well, if u go to a Harley dealer and look on the back of the packaging of all the chrome accessories out front, pretty much all that shiny stuff is made in Asia. So I would say maybe the engines and trannies are US made, maybe the frames and tins because they are bulky to ship, but pretty much everything else is Asian-sourced. And even the casting for the engines, well who knows?
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Here's a good video of new Harley engines being made.
Interesting at about the 1.00 minute mark, pressing together the flywheels in a jig, so no truing needed before they are dropped into the cases. Huge timesaving over the old tapered pins. But not as solid. Seems like a number of Twinkies walk their cranks out of line and have to be retrued and welded up at low mileage.

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Thanks for the old pics. Those buckhorn bars give Sportsters their best look.
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cool pics
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thats not a hammer.

its an amf corrective action tool for quality control problems.
we always called the "proprietary balancing tools"
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