After more than a century making bike...

After more than a century making bikes in Milwaukee, Harley could m...

There are 19 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Aug 4, 2010, titled After more than a century making bikes in Milwaukee, Harley could m.... In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

It's the roar that made Milwaukee famous -- the distinctive throaty rumble of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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Tony

Northborough, MA

#1 Aug 4, 2010
So will the production of Harleys move to China and India like everything else these days?
LTB at work

Stoneham, MA

#2 Aug 4, 2010
Will a Harley be classified as a 'metric' bike?

3779 pair
Ned

Haverhill, MA

#3 Aug 4, 2010
sounds like either a scare tatic or the company is being run by people that shouldn't be running it, why after 107 years does it suddenly need to move?
NC Steve

United States

#4 Aug 4, 2010
Ned wrote:
sounds like either a scare tatic or the company is being run by people that shouldn't be running it, why after 107 years does it suddenly need to move?
Because the unions are bleeding it dry.
mike

Westford, MA

#5 Aug 4, 2010
NC Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Because the unions are bleeding it dry.
agreed the unions that built this country.Will ruin it send them to china and thay would be snt back packing
only dracut being dracut

Quincy, MA

#6 Aug 4, 2010
fonzie rode a triumph.
colt911

Morris, IL

#7 Aug 4, 2010
only dracut being dracut wrote:
fonzie rode a triumph.
He rode a 1962 Harley Davidson.You dipstick
truth

North Andover, MA

#8 Aug 4, 2010
colt911 wrote:
<quoted text>He rode a 1962 Harley Davidson.You dipstick
Actually, he rode both types of bikes
Tyngs blues

Lynn, MA

#9 Aug 4, 2010
Maybe they could produce, vespa's and ship them to Cambridge to subsidise income. The yuppie Harley scooter.
mike

Westford, MA

#10 Aug 4, 2010
Tyngs blues wrote:
Maybe they could produce, vespa's and ship them to Cambridge to subsidise income. The yuppie Harley scooter.
the only way to save money is to break the union lock on harley.maybe mexicos harleys new home or arizona
Open your Eyes

Tewksbury, MA

#11 Aug 4, 2010
NC Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Because the unions are bleeding it dry.
The problem does not fall on the unions shoulders alone. Once Harley went Public in the 1980’s and began selling stock in the company which produced the once “Proud American Symbol of Freedom and Rebellion” the company fell into the same hands that years of Harley Riders Rebelled against! The Wall Street Pig Fest now demands their piece of the financial action which means nothing is sacred any longer and Harley Davison must now pay homage to the swine like many other previous Great American Corporations were forced to do.
rahm emmanuel

United States

#12 Aug 5, 2010
Open your Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem does not fall on the unions shoulders alone. Once Harley went Public in the 1980’s and began selling stock in the company which produced the once “Proud American Symbol of Freedom and Rebellion” the company fell into the same hands that years of Harley Riders Rebelled against! The Wall Street Pig Fest now demands their piece of the financial action which means nothing is sacred any longer and Harley Davison must now pay homage to the swine like many other previous Great American Corporations were forced to do.
Either the unions want to keep the jobs in Milwaukee or they just want to be loyal to the union and draw unemployment. It's pretty simple--the company sells a product that people want to buy--unlike GM and Chrysler.
The global market place has made our unions a detriment to our manufacturing base. It's nobody's fault--just progress--but if unions want to be viable they have to be flexible with wages and benefits and work rules. The car companies that were non union are weathering the recession and give workers good jobs at good wages.
Ed Dracut

Rockville, MD

#13 Aug 5, 2010
I didn't know that China and India are states. Well perhaps they are and we just don't know it yet. That must be where all the jobs are being created by the stimilus money.
P J Tandus

Edinburg, TX

#14 Aug 5, 2010
Bring the plant here to Texas. We are a "business-friendly" state, unlike some.
Then too. With our weather, bikers ride year-around here and their adds could read, as auto makers do, "made in Texas, for and by Texan's".
I have to believe, that towns and city's here in Texas, are already in touch with Harley, making offers of land and a tax break.
Things are booming down here in the Rio Grande Valley. This would be a great place for it.
Union's have been their own worst enemy, for many years. It is for that reason, that union member's numbers are the lowest since unions came to be.
Just my thoughts.

P.J. Tandus
Laguna vista, TX.

Smokestack Lightning

United States

#15 Aug 5, 2010
I remember Fonzie on a Triumph. Maybe he rode a Harley when he wasn't supposed to be going fast; I didn't watch the show much. What was he riding when he jumped the shark?
all the way frankie fay

Lowell, MA

#16 Aug 5, 2010
he was riding pinkie tuskadero

Since: Jun 10

Bradenton, FL

#17 Aug 5, 2010
Harley went public in the 80's because Willie G. Davidson wanted to buy the company back from the Japs.

AMF, a Japanese company famous for bowling balls and pool tables purchased the company from HD and ran it into the ground. Government loans to Willie made it possible for his family to reclaim the company and save it's reputation.
I applaud HD for wanting to keep the company in the US, rather than sell out to a foreign comany, like many others have done. That's why we're in the situation we're in now.
8181 Two pairs
truth

Dracut, MA

#18 Aug 5, 2010
Smokestack Lightning wrote:
I remember Fonzie on a Triumph. Maybe he rode a Harley when he wasn't supposed to be going fast; I didn't watch the show much. What was he riding when he jumped the shark?
He was riding water skis when he jumped the shark
only dracut being dracut

Boston, MA

#19 Aug 6, 2010
colt911 wrote:
<quoted text>He rode a 1962 Harley Davidson.You dipstick
just sat on the harley. could,nt ride it.

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