All great posts y'all. I can see everyones point of view regardless of how they feel about The MoCo.
I suppose the most frustrating factor for me is knowing, That Harley Riders take pride in buying American Iron. We feel great to know that world wide, a Harley on any Road, is the ultimate hands down.
Is it too much to ask, that American Harley Riders should also be able to take pride in the fact that American Iron comes with a strong commitment for support to it's customers?
Taking Pride in buying American is taking pride in our home and literally the future of this planet.
I honesly feel that Harley Davidson has capitalized on our Patriotism in a less than honorable fashion when it comes to the "Family" they advertize to be. I honestly believe they are loseing touch with the one thing they need to keep them alive, The American Biker.
An American Biker is one whom if you treat in an honorable fashion, they will respect you. If however you don't, they are not the type to long put up with things that bother them. For a bit it can be written off to patience, which is after all a virtue. But after a while, there is no excusing the crap they pull.
If American Bussiness does not prioritize customer support, they will eventually lose the market to someone who does. That is not good for Bussiness, and ultimately, if our American Companies don't wake up, "MADE IN THE UNITED STATES" will become a collectors item in an antique shop, run by someone who probably does not speak English.