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    I think Australia is an amazing country when it come to self reliance, creativity, and just doing what needs to be done.

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    Notice that they are a wholly owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson Mo Co. Is this the beginning of the end? Sell off foreign assets first.

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    I didn't really spell out my thoughts. I have to believe that facility will find a way to be repurposed by ambitious Australians. Geeze, no wonder my wife finishes my sentences.

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    I got nausea, by spinning the cam all the time. Getting old, I guess
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    No worries Eric I was just pointing out the irony that they are solely HD owned and might be an indicator of HD's future sustainability. I would think the Aussies could take the equipment and figure out something to manufacture with it. Only issue would be if it is so product specific that it doesn't work financially.


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    Re: Complete Aluminium Motorcycle Rim Manufacturing Line - EOI

    Quote Originally Posted by axeric View Post
    I didn't really spell out my thoughts. I have to believe that facility will find a way to be repurposed by ambitious Australians. Geeze, no wonder my wife finishes my sentences.
    They're in South Aus which is about to embark on ~$90 billion worth of Naval ship/submarine building. Repurpose they will.

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    Ahh, from a sinking ship to a floating one!!
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    i am not aware of the latest reports of the factory's condition. is there a link you can recommend i read or what in a nutshell is happening with/to the factory?

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    Apparently, all motorcycle sales are declining, and H-D is taking the biggest hit. There's a lot of reasons for that, but you can see it on the street where American cars are now monochromatic, bland, but efficient appliances. I mean, when was the last time you bragged about your new vacuum cleaner. Cars are boring. Also, the world is overpopulated, and where I live, riding motorcycles is no fun, and quite dangerous. Last, I think a generation has been hovered over by doting parents who wrapped their children in bubble wrap, and brow beat any thoughts of risk, or adventure out of their curious minds. In our neighborhood, we have 3 families with pre-teen, and high school aged kids. I have never seen any of them mow their parents lawn, take out the garbage, wash a car, walk a dog, or do a chore. When they ride their bicycles, they wear enough safety gear to compete in the X games. . . . Yeah, yeah.....I'm the cranky old bastard down the street, but they do get saucer eyed when I ride a loud motorcycle past their homes

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