What about the motorcycle made by Victory? they too are made in the USA.I'll continue to buy Harley's because they are the probably the closest thing to American made out there.
I had some mid seventies Sporsters, and I don't recall seeing any non American made parts on them. Not sure about all of the ign, but the points were DelcoRemy right out of a six cln Chevy.I had a 1972 XLCH that I completely retored in 1979
and I didn't see 1 non American part on that bike. It had a
Bendix carb, the ignition as I recall was Prestoite and
(I'm not 100 % sure about this) the suspension was not
imported. The quality of castings, machining fit and finish
were way behind the imports (even by 1972 standards).
I think the next model year HD went to Showa front ends.
Out here in California we see a lot of Japanese machinery from the 70's still running around. They are mostly rat bikes at this point. There is not a lot of money being put into their maintenance but they do keep running. They do seem to have a lot of longevity for how little care they get. There were a lot of them sold here and a lot are still around. They tend to be very inexpensive.Curious about something. I don't see very many of the Japanese bikes from the 70's around, but I do see a lot of 70's vintage HD's, especially sporties. So why did these superior bikes vanish?