What does H.D. do in Milwaukee now?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Breeze3at, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Another thread was discussing VIN decoding, and as I got perusing mine, one thing led to another. Something I noticed was the assembly plant codes. From what I was able to gather;
    T = Tomahawk, WI. Make gas tanks, fiberglass and plastic
    K = Kansas. Assemble XL, Dynas and Vrods
    Y = York, PA. Assemble Touring, Softails and CVO's.
    J = Milwaukee. ??
    I did several searches and came up with nothing for Milwaukee (or did I see Buell with a J?). Is it just corporate hq now, or do they mfg. and assemble something there? :newsmile031:
     
  2. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    I think the Vtwin and the trannies I think
     
  3. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    Wauwatosa, WIS (just outside of Milwaukee)

    Powertrain Operations.

    Got a tour last spring from Jeff Pherris, dude that helped design the TC engine. Awesome tour!
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys!
     
  5. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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    Have been on the tour in Kansas City since the factory is only about 15 minutes away.
    They also build Sportsters and make gas tanks, etc. They have a paint shop and do paint for a lot of the big twins. Met a painter from there and when I told him what I rode
    he told me he probably painted my tank. He told me about how tough the "diamond ice" (silver) was to get right. It's great to have a plant here, we get the demo fleet at the open house every year.
     
  6. vistavette

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    In Milwakee they make a whole lot of money selling T-shirts and other 'trinkets' as well as admission to the HD museum.
     
  7. BOBFLHTC

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    I believe they do the Remanufacture program there. I'm a candidate with 81000 miles and 25 years on my bike. One of these days I'm gonna send it in.