i'll second that although i watched a friends well maintained s&s go south on the way to milwaukee last week. he now has a box stock evo in his tourer.Habanero Kid said:
Well from what we've been able to turn up on other threads, a Korean motor will be right at home in an "American" bike. I bet it can communicate just fine with all the other "multi-national" parts installed on the new HarleysThealien said:If you want to put a Korean motor in an American bike ?? Do what you want, it's your bike.
Well from what we've been able to turn up on other threads, a Korean motor will be right at home in an "American" bike. I bet it can communicate just fine with all the other "multi-national" parts installed on the new Harleys
Bob,Habanero Kid said:Hey Dep,
Sure it will fit and mate up with the 'other' parts. BUT given the choice wouldn't you get something "homemade", right here in the US?
Deputy said:HBK (Bob): My bringing in Suzuki was jut to illustrate that things don't HAVE to be Made or Assembled in USA (or America) to be good. I'm not saying EITHER engine is better than the other. And yes, that teardrop air cleaner you see on the pic of my '79 Shovel houses an S&S E carb. Carbs and S&S parts are kind off the subjet too I guess
What I was getting at is, why buy a motor you KNOW was not or is not American made? The others I mentioned are US made....possibly with forein parts, but you knopw how that works.The point is, with so much non-USA built (don't forget, Made in America covers ALL of North America, Central America, and South America as well)/non-American parts on a Harley, the motor change, if it's a reliable one, wouldn't be a big deal at all.
I did and I knew long before I bought my bike that such was the case. Being assembled by union folks in the USA and having many US made parts helped make my decision. Plus HD's are cool !You need to check out that thread about foreign parts on a Harley. Don't be surprised to find MANY of the internals of the engines on Harleys are NOT from the US of A (to say nothing of the carb, forks, starter, etc etc etc).
All I have is my opinion...and what I've picked up along the way. If I come across anything solid I'll pass it along.No doubt the S&S has a longer history...they've been around longer so they should. Unless and until someone can give me more than an opinion that RevTech is an inferior product to S&S...I'll hold off on rejecting them as a possible replacement.
Do people still think that????BTW...if you think Harley is 100% American...you got a culture shock on the way