Harley Quality

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by glider., Dec 18, 2011.

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Harley Quality

  1. The best on the road.

    178 vote(s)
    52.2%
  2. Was much better in past years.

    45 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. Quality is falling off just recently.

    47 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. Poor quality overall.

    19 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. Too many offshore parts now.

    52 vote(s)
    15.2%
  1. glider.

    glider. BOT Machine

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    Are you satisfied with the Harley quality that you bought?

    Feel free to post your comments.
     
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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Maybe it is just me, but I think the paint in the 80s was better
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    The one I have now is great (so far). To me the chrome is second to none. I have seen metric bikes with bubbling and peeling chrome on 2 year old bikes.
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I meet a lot of riders on other brands of bikes and from what they say my Harley has a better fit and finish than most of the forign makes. From what I hear all manuf. have problems with one thing or another and most of the riders I talk to have the same problems getting some dealers to stand behind their product.
     
  5. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Agree with you there. They all have problems and all have their problems with some dealers. I have no complaints on my Harley but since it's my first H-D can't really compare it to previous years.
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    After riding 25 years and numerous bikes my 2008 Harley has the best quality of them all. There maybe a premium to purchase a Harley and I believe it is worth it do to the quality put into building Harley's.
     
  7. CPT MAR

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    <<Value for money>> that represents for me Harley's quality dream leader.
     
  8. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Wow I don't know how to answer this poll. My 2007 heritage, in my opinion, runs good but I don't like the sounds it makes. The compensator "bang" if I want it fixed I have to buy the SE. It runs to hot to fix it I have to buy pipes, A/C and a fuel tuner. There are many examples cams are another. The motor company recommends these changes and provides parts for all these changes. Shouldn't a motorcycle be the best it can be with the quality parts in it when you but it? My opinion is it isn't the quality product it should be! :(
     
  9. Hoople

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    Overall very Happy and would buy again. Considering the vibration it is subjected to, I can't say enough good things about the current level Delphi EFI & associated electronics. But wish the engine had the early level crank design (88 cu/in) and early level selective shim taper roller wheel bearings. The 96" engine is a heat monster for sure but really like the 6 speed gear box that comes with it.

    I need something in between the Best on the road and Was much better in past years. Something like "Will put up with the problems because I don't want to be held captive by or to a foreign company". :)
     
  10. bullet 10

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    Love my 2010 Triglide Ultra, very stable platform. Has a few problems that factory should step up to, but overall great machine. Would buy again.:)