By Kyle James   |  08-13-2018   News
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President Trump took a moment Sunday to address the concerns that many Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners have with the company moving their factories overseas. "Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas," he tweeted "Great! Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or better."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Many <a href="https://twitter.com/harleydavidson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@harleydavidson</a> owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great! Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move! U.S. will soon have a level playing field, or better.</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1028626569475051522?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Several Harley-Davidson owners recently told The New York Times they would be abandoning the nearly 100-year-old Wisconsin company in favor of companies that make their products in the United States. Harley-Davidson announced last June it would be sending some of its U.S. production plants overseas to avoid tariffs. Harley was forced to scale down domestic production in response to increased taxes that were the result of retaliation for U.S. steel and aluminum duties.

67-year-old biker Gary Rathbun told the Times, "I’m riding my last Harley. It was American made, and that’s why we stood behind them." An engineer from Illinois named Gary Panapinto said that Harley-Davidson should keep its manufacturing facilities entirely U.S.-based. "They need to keep them here in the United States, especially if they’re going to sell them here," he said. "I think Trump is just trying to protect jobs in the U.S."

Related coverage: <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/19756-Trade-War-Europe-IMF-And-WTO-All-Voice-Concern-Over-Trump-Tariff-Plan">Trade War? Europe, IMF And WTO All Voice Concern Over Trump Tariff Plan</a>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">….When I had Harley-Davidson officials over to the White House, I chided them about tariffs in other countries, like India, being too high. Companies are now coming back to America. Harley must know that they won’t be able to sell back into U.S. without paying a big tax!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1011574256117993472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Saturday afternoon President Trump invited 1– members of "Bikers for Trump" to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bikers for Trump at Bedminster earlier today. Thank you! <a href="https://t.co/GWN56gYGT3">pic.twitter.com/GWN56gYGT3</a></p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1028458842345095169?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-12/president-trump-planned-boycott-harley-davidson-owners-great

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Anonymous No. 33806 1534140746

Honda's more American than Harley at this point.

Are Harley riders being played? No. 33817 1534154752

Quoting: "Harley-Davidson announced last June it would be sending SOME of its U.S. production plants overseas …"

SOME MISSING FACTS:

1. HD quit building everything in one place 30+ years ago.

Remember when AMF purchase almost bankrupt HD in the late 60's? An the years of crappy HD's cycles

until it was repurchased in early 1980's ?

2. HD riders might finding it interesting they have in fact they been riding a 1/2 to 3/4 USA motorcycle for 30+years.

Because any one checking will quickly see, the Harley-Davidson motorcycles sold in the United States are not

actually made here., they are only assembled here.

3. Since around early 1990's Harley Davidson has contracted out manufacturing of parts to vendors around the world.

4. The short list of Major Vendors already includes : Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, and Mexico.

5. Those parts are then shipped to various Harley factories here and assembled in to Harley.

So OPENING European and Asian Plants, just LIKE Ford, GM have done, is what HD is HAS BEEN doing to reduce local costs in those overseas market locations.

Tab No. 33834 1534168114

HARELY DAVIDSON has been SHIT for a long time. I promised to never buy another Harley after they sold me a Superglide with a faulty design cam-chain tensioners that FAIL long before the main engine components. Harley will sell you a fix and even offers to install it for a lot of money. funny how this works…

@ Are Harley riders being played? No. 33835 1534168241

yeah, we know, jackass….. Harley has been an un-american pos company for decades and then they started building the crappy "twin-cam" engine. FUCK THEM!

Anonymous No. 33802 1534188313
Fact is, Trump baited these PHONY BULLSHIT COMPANIES who LIE AND SAY THEY ARE AMERICAN. Fuck those boomer betrayers!
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