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reminds me of the 'oil embargo'... you could only ride on Sunday .. as far as one tank can take you...


there and back....


as ALL gas stations were "Closed" on Sundays.



Lucky you, we were not allowed to drive on Sundays at all (Holland), only public transportation.

However, it was an 'ear opener' to learn how quiet a city could be without traffic, even at night, and an 'eye opener' to see people who had never in their life used public transportation before, complain about standing room only in the bus.
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Lucky you, we were not allowed to drive on Sundays at all (Holland), only public transportation.

However, it was an 'ear opener' to learn how quiet a city could be without traffic, even at night, and an 'eye opener' to see people who had never in their life used public transportation before, complain about standing room only in the bus.
We were rather insulated from that. There were no such restrictions here. Of course gas was pricey at the time.


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It’s a conspiracy. The Arab oil companies bought the patents for it and won’t let HD sell it, this also happened in the 70’s with a carb that would allow a caddy to get 75 MPG, in the 80’s with the perpetual motion machine, the 90’scold fusion….

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It's a very poor and deceptive thread title. I think most people would understand "pulling the plug" to be a terminal step. So, misapplying it to a production stoppage while issues are sorted out and resolved is clearly misleading.
I didn't mean for the thread title to sound like Harley hating thread. Your very observant, "pulling the plug" refers to someone or something that has no hope or chance for survival. In this case Harley caught this charging issue problem right before releasing the bike to the public. So there's hope for the bike that bugs will be worked out.
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I didn't mean for the thread title to sound like Harley hating thread. Your very observant, "pulling the plug" refers to someone or something that has no hope or chance for survival. In this case Harley caught this charging issue problem right before releasing the bike to the public. So there's hope for the bike that bugs will be worked out.
The video alluded to the same. I'm not sure why people love to jump to such conclusions, but my bet is that Harley sorts this out. They have a lot invested to simply abandon it.
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I didn't mean for the thread title to sound like Harley hating thread. Your very observant, "pulling the plug" refers to someone or something that has no hope or chance for survival. In this case Harley caught this charging issue problem right before releasing the bike to the public. So there's hope for the bike that bugs will be worked out.
That was the title of the original article .

You do not need to apologise for anything.

I understood immediately.
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Something is telling me that they weren't selling anyway so why not do a "Safety" shutdown, regroup and then


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That was the title of the original article .

You do not need to apologise for anything.

I understood immediately.
My last thread on a Harley subject on VTXOA was closed by a site administrator when thread discussion took a detour which caused concern for the site's administrator. After reading about my "Pull the Plug" title, thinking about it, it does sound kind of harsh but it was also used in the article. I realize a Harley subject on the VTXOA seems to be a sensitive subject to some here who may be fans of the brand and also haters of the brand. But also there's been some interesting discussion on this thread so far.
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My last thread on a Harley subject on VTXOA was closed by a site administrator when thread discussion took a detour which caused concern for the site's administrator. After reading about my "Pull the Plug" title, thinking about it, it does sound kind of harsh but it was also used in the article. I realize a Harley subject on the VTXOA seems to be a sensitive subject to some here who may be fans of the brand and also haters of the brand. But also there's been some interesting discussion on this thread so far.
I own a HD project bike. I haven't touched it for a year.

I haven't been the least concerned about what has been said about HD.

Your posts are well done, as are your titles.
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