New Harley-Davidson visitors center t...

New Harley-Davidson visitors center to debut in August

There are 23 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Apr 10, 2011, titled New Harley-Davidson visitors center to debut in August. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

The next few months are a last call for those hoping to tour Harley history and peek at processes tracing to the plant's opening in 1973.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The York Daily Record.

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Pooh

York, PA

#1 Apr 10, 2011
are they going to point out the temp workers that are building their bikes? just asking

“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#2 Apr 10, 2011
There was a time when you could view HD bikes of all sorts of vintages at the York facility. but Milwaukee yanked them all and shipped them out there. Why? Many people associate York with HD production or final assembly. I am not sure what percentage of their bikes are assembled in York anymore, but a lot of visitors were more interested in the nostalgic value of the 'old' tour center and museum.
A tour of the plant would be boring...unless you were a plant from a Japanese M/C maker looking for some robotics ideas or paint schemes.
Don

York, PA

#3 Apr 11, 2011
now that they screwed all there good workers they have the money to build a new visitors center
Bandanna Skull Cap

York, PA

#4 Apr 11, 2011
H-YEAH! This is exciting news for H-D,York! Can't wait to see more of the Softail! Its been a rainy Spring but as soon as that sun breaks - VVVVROOOM of the V-twin! I'll be sure to tell all of the H-D brothers about this!
If its not a Harley then you shouldn't be on the road!
George

Washington, DC

#5 Apr 11, 2011
Pooh wrote:
are they going to point out the temp workers that are building their bikes? just asking
If they do that, then they will have to point out the union workers also! If teh bikes are crappy, then its EVERYONES fault!
Comrade Obama

Etters, PA

#6 Apr 11, 2011
Pooh wrote:
are they going to point out the temp workers that are building their bikes? just asking
Yeah, you have to be a really skilled worker to tighten bolts on an assembly line! Probably takes the average Harley worker years to remember "righty tighty, lefty loosey"!
Ha Ha

York, PA

#7 Apr 11, 2011
Ride a harley ride the best ride a mile and walk the rest
Jack the Ripper

Gettysburg, PA

#8 Apr 11, 2011
too droll to troll wrote:
There was a time when you could view HD bikes of all sorts of vintages at the York facility. but Milwaukee yanked them all and shipped them out there. Why? Many people associate York with HD production or final assembly. I am not sure what percentage of their bikes are assembled in York anymore, but a lot of visitors were more interested in the nostalgic value of the 'old' tour center and museum.
A tour of the plant would be boring...unless you were a plant from a Japanese M/C maker looking for some robotics ideas or paint schemes.
All Hardly Ableson bikes are vintage antiques. Even the 2012's use 1950's technology. Let's all go put on our little piss pot helmets, grab an officially licensed T-Shirt and make obnoxious noise. Remember, full face helmets, proper riding gear and and skilled training don't save lives LOUD PIPES ARE THE BEST SAFETY FEATURE AVAILABLE.
Jack the Ripper

Gettysburg, PA

#9 Apr 11, 2011
Bandanna Skull Cap wrote:
H-YEAH! This is exciting news for H-D,York! Can't wait to see more of the Softail! Its been a rainy Spring but as soon as that sun breaks - VVVVROOOM of the V-twin! I'll be sure to tell all of the H-D brothers about this!
If its not a Harley then you shouldn't be on the road!
Get your motor running.....trailer it on the highway.....I'm looking for more chrome and tassels.....and whatever credit offers come our way.

Yeah posuers, gonna make it happen, polishing my chrome in a parking space. Fire all of your sales pitches at once.....the payments explode in your face...

I like leather chaps and chains....heavy metal blunders....pissing in the wind.....1200cc's make 50 hp

BORN TO BE MILD.....
The Historian

United States

#10 Apr 11, 2011
Factory tours started in York for Harley-Davidson during the much maligned AMF days. (Some of the criticism of AMF was justified, but not all, the evolution engine which helped power the recovery was financed by AMF). It is good to see that factory tours will be continued in the new facility.
Big Dave

United States

#11 Apr 13, 2011
This is great news for York County! Thanks to Amy Warner for her years of hard work bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world to our community. Thanks also go to the York County Convention &Visitors Bureau for providing the well trained staff who man the Visitors Center and welcome all those wallets full of tourism dollars with friendly smiles and local information. York County is the Factory Tour Capitol of the World!
Cheers
Big Dave
Bandanna Skull Cap

York, PA

#12 Apr 14, 2011
Big Dave wrote:
This is great news for York County! Thanks to Amy Warner for her years of hard work bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world to our community. Thanks also go to the York County Convention &Visitors Bureau for providing the well trained staff who man the Visitors Center and welcome all those wallets full of tourism dollars with friendly smiles and local information. York County is the Factory Tour Capitol of the World!
Cheers
Big Dave
I'm gonna second that!
The sun is up and out this morning! Time to hop on the Harley and take her for a ride!
Can't wait to hear the roar of my Harley-Davidson!
Gimmeabreak

Hanover, PA

#13 Apr 16, 2011
Are they to have tours at Syncreon also? Much of the work done at the plant has been outsourced to this company. It's in York. They could have a shuttle bus.
Bandanna Skull Cap

York, PA

#14 Apr 16, 2011
another rainy day.....perfect time for a factory tour!
Say no to baby Factories

York, PA

#15 Apr 16, 2011
Gimmeabreak wrote:
Are they to have tours at Syncreon also? Much of the work done at the plant has been outsourced to this company. It's in York. They could have a shuttle bus.
How about Surtech that does allof the painting of the fenders and other parts? Do they get to join the tour route? How about all the Japanese electronics manufacturers? Since all the electrical parts are imported are they on the tour route also?

Horribly unableson: Assembled (by trained monkeys)in America from imported (cheap) parts.
Cos 1 HD

York, PA

#16 Apr 17, 2011
Gimmeabreak wrote:
Are they to have tours at Syncreon also? Much of the work done at the plant has been outsourced to this company. It's in York. They could have a shuttle bus.
Thats funny! they should.
OK bye bye Harley

York, PA

#17 Apr 17, 2011
Especially with the anti-union steamroller in Wisconsin Harley don't stand a chance of staying in York now. Hey all you proud Conservatives that work at Harley - How does it feel knowing that your union dues go towards the Democratic Party and the DNC. Let's make PA a right-to-work state and get every one of these socialist Democrats out of office! Quit selling your souls
Bandanna Skull Cap

York, PA

#18 Apr 17, 2011
OK bye bye Harley wrote:
Especially with the anti-union steamroller in Wisconsin Harley don't stand a chance of staying in York now. Hey all you proud Conservatives that work at Harley - How does it feel knowing that your union dues go towards the Democratic Party and the DNC. Let's make PA a right-to-work state and get every one of these socialist Democrats out of office! Quit selling your souls
Uuuuuuuuuuugh. Givin' me a headache. That's when I just throttle-up and hit the open road - on my H-D! I will give ya a "H-YEAH!" on that call with the DNC & Co. Bad news for the Red, White, & Blue! Too many Americans are comfortable wrapping themselves in that Communist Red & Yellow.
Say No To Baby Factories

East Berlin, PA

#19 Apr 17, 2011
Bandanna Skull Cap wrote:
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Uuuuuuuuuuugh. Givin' me a headache. That's when I just throttle-up and hit the open road - on my H-D! I will give ya a "H-YEAH!" on that call with the DNC & Co. Bad news for the Red, White, & Blue! Too many Americans are comfortable wrapping themselves in that Communist Red & Yellow.
The real scary thing is those that wrap themselves in Harley merchandise that is made in Sri Lanka then get on their H-D that is assembled in America from pats that were imported from third world countries and think that they are true American heroes.
Bandanna Skull Cap

York, PA

#20 Apr 18, 2011
Say No To Baby Factories wrote:
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The real scary thing is those that wrap themselves in Harley merchandise that is made in Sri Lanka then get on their H-D that is assembled in America from pats that were imported from third world countries and think that they are true American heroes.
Thank your boys in D.C.! Its hard to find anything "Made in America" these days. And that's why our country is in the shape that it is.
Sun's up!
Time to ride!
H-YEAH!

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