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    Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/02f8...-livewire.html
    Harley-Davidson has halted production and delivery of its first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire, after discovering what the Milwaukee-based manufacturer described as a non-standard condition.
    A non standard condition ?
    I wonder if the "non standard" condition is the $30k price tag or the 100 mile range.
    I was just about to order one but now I am concerned.
    Where is Vaughn Beals when you need him ?
    I am now accepting predictions when the company will go under.

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    Re: Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production

    I predict 1969...
    Friends help friends move,
    Real friends help friends move bodies!

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    Re: Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production

    good one Robbie..at least I'm building a '68 this week! The charging system on live wire is the problem

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    Re: Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production

    I'm with you, Robbie. The Brick Palace screwed up when they made the points plates stand up on end. Began with Nose cone Shovels and '70 Sportsters. Something about the unequal pull of gravity down, and a tiny wheel spinning in the same plane as the wheels bein' pulled this way and that but not bein' able to respond like a wheel. File under "Dynamics"
    Sarge, Gerry Lyons, Fla.
    AGENT ORRNGE Survivor. So far.
    The Friendly Fire that Keeps on Burnin'.
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    "It's a 1937, and the downside is, it's out of warranty"

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    Re: Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I'm with you, Robbie. The Brick Palace screwed up when they made the points plates stand up on end. Began with Nose cone Shovels and '70 Sportsters. Something about the unequal pull of gravity down, and a tiny wheel spinning in the same plane as the wheels bein' pulled this way and that but not bein' able to respond like a wheel. File under "Dynamics"
    Sarge, I haven't been on this site in several years, and the 1st day I'm looking, I run across your above response.... You crack me up!
    Eric Williamson
    '52 FL (project)
    '02 FLHRI

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    Re: Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production

    Welcome back to the ward, NE!
    Just for a visit, or you gonna darken the threshhhhold more often 'n ya bin, lately?
    We miss your thoughtful contributions.
    I didn't make that up. Read something long ago about the uneven forces acting on 1970-and-later points cams leading to mechanical unreliability; compared to previous horizontal point plates. May have been to do with keeping front-rear firing points in the same interval from each other. Points do wear out and need constant adult supervision.
    Sarge, Gerry Lyons, Fla.
    AGENT ORRNGE Survivor. So far.
    The Friendly Fire that Keeps on Burnin'.
    F.O.G. member: http://flatheadownersgroup.com/
    www.37UL.com
    "It's a 1937, and the downside is, it's out of warranty"

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    Re: Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/t...dson-livewire/
    Harley-Davidson restarts Livewire sales after charging system scare .
    Harley vaguely described the issue as a glitch in the final quality checks, according to Reuters. The firm quickly asked existing customers to charge at their nearest dealership, not at home,
    Well, the problem involved the charging system, charging ahead, pun intended.

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