Not sure what this will do online...LOL
Here it goes........some of the parts on newer HD's are foreign (some Jappanese some designing even German)
I even bought some chrome covers from the Harley Davidson shop the other day....."Live to Ride, Ride to Live" with the eagle and Harley Davidson banner on it. ( talking about making of statement of be american made on the outside) (national bird) Looked down on the label on the package and the covers were made in Korea.
Do I believe performance and durability will suffer?...no .....
I wish all the parts were american because I know that the US is losing out on jobs. I also wish the parts were american because HD has preached many times in marketing that HD is an american made bike. I can only guess why harley put jap parts on their bikes.
(these are only guesses)
I guess if having foreign or jap parts on a Harley bothers you so bad you can ride you should go part by part and change them out for american parts many kit bike and aftermarket part companies still have a selection of american parts that would work on a HD bike.. however it may not say HD on it.
I have bros and sis that ride jap bikes, polaris, triumph, indian, bultaco's, HD's and some names I can't even pronounce. It's all personal prefference....I use to ride a 81 sporty now I am riding TC 88 (Dyna Sport).