I bought a 2003 last year,here in the U.S.A. but the frame say's made in Japan. many moon's ago...when Harley was made by A.M.F. the Japanese bought A.M.F. and then the H.D.riders couldn't really say'
anything...that was like salt in a wound that wouldn't heal.
other then them saying...the money stayed in the U.S.A.
When I worked in the oilfields back in the 80's,I sometimes flew in choppers out to offshore drill ships,one time we were out in the gulf of Mexico and came across a foundry ship and I asked the pilot
what was that,He replied it was a Japanese foundry that was buying our scrap steel and making casing pipe that"we"the U.S.A. use in the wells that we drill. when we got to the drill ship they were unloading Nippon pipe,which said made in Japan, and was foundry made in the gulf of Mexico...they were throwing all the waste right off into the gulf.
Now I work for a U.S.company that was bought by the Germans and the only thing that I see them worried about is the dollars,don't spend any money and make a huge profit.