Don’t Buy Any Chinese Products From August 1st To September 1st. 2011. And Beyond…

I am not sure who originally wrote the text below. It was forwarded to me. What is important is that the numbers mentioned below are correct. And they seem to be, making the argument of not buying Chinese products during at least 1 month, quite powerful. Interested by “fair trade”, jobs creation and US government debt reduction? Read and act as recommended.

“Well over 50 years ago I knew a lady who would not buy Christmas gifts if they were made in China. Her daughter will recognize her in the following. Did y’all see  Diane Sawyer’s ABC News special report a few weeks ago? They removed ALL items from a typical, Texas middle class family’s home that were not made in the USA. There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items – USA made – being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc.. It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!

I was buying food the other day at Walmart. On the label of some products it said “From China” or “From PRC” (Reople’s Republic From China, now including Hong Long and Macau.) For example, our family brand of the Mandarin Oranges said right on the can “From China.” I was shocked to discover that for a few cents more I could buy the Loberty Gold or the Dole brand from California.

Are we Americans as dumb as we appear? Or is it that we just do not think. The Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets. 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended. Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA !! Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China” or “PRC”, simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without. Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast!! Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on Aug. 1st and continue it until Sept. 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it. Remember, August 1st to Sept. 1st. START NOW…”

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52 Responses to “Don’t Buy Any Chinese Products From August 1st To September 1st. 2011. And Beyond…”


  1. 1 Greg Aug 2nd, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Powerful message.

    Time for our idiots in DC to tax the sh1t out of these imports. If China wasn’t funding all of our debt that is….

  2. 2 Sportster Mike Aug 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Here in England I’m trying to do this as well.. hard to do as it ALL seems to be made in China
    Rover cars – now Chinese
    Volvo cars – now Chinese
    Telephone exchanges – Chinese

    As one who once went past the courthouse in Canton just before the 12noon execution session in the park opposite I try not to support hardline regimes with MY MONEY but its difficult

    AND by the by – I have been boycotting French stuff for years – ever since being blockaded in the ferry port by the fishermen and having the roads blocked by the lorry drivers while the gendarmes look on and smile..
    I smile every time I walk past the French wine and buy Australian, the French cheese and buy Cheddar, the French letters and buy…damn I’m still buying French letters.. not quite there yet…

  3. 3 Paul Aug 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Greg,No point in taxing the Sh%^ out of these companies,they will not give up one penny of their profit margin to a tax increase. They will just pass it on to the consumer (you and me). Competition is the only answer . We as a country have got to become more competitive.

  4. 4 miteychopperbiker Aug 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 am

    @ sportster.Ahhh!!! The Francios! bunch of turds. Where’d they be without American blood that was shed on their soil and on their sandy beaches? Speaking a derivate of French and German I suspect. With ya brother…don’t even eat french fries.

  5. 5 miteychopperbiker Aug 2nd, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Oh yeah. The chicoms? They buy inferior grade metals from all over the world, (including the US), and make products out of that sh*t. No wonder their sh*t falls apart. US manufacturing presumably does not touch that crap. Ship it to the Chicoms.

  6. 6 Rearview Aug 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I fully agree with the fact that we need to buy American. But I think, most of all, in order to make the argument make sense to everyone and to actually have a real impact, we should fight for
    BUILD AMERICAN.
    Bring the jobs back by bringing the factories back, not by raising taxes.
    If you want to sell in the USA, you must build it here, doesn’t matter if you are Chevy or Chery (Chinese car knockoff brand). Multinational corporations are just that, multinational, they have NO NATIONALITY! People and jobs do. That is why Harley Davidson is and will always means so much to us all. An American product, built by Americans. Next time you go to the ballot box, or write to your congress man, or make and investment decision, vote, advocate and invest American too. Read between the lines.
    Don’t just go with the politician and portfolio that spells profit at the cost of real patriotism.

  7. 7 Vlad Aug 2nd, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Foreign competition is not necessarily evil. American car companies & Harley didn’t really give a crap about quality until they got competition from the Japanese.

  8. 8 Rearview Aug 2nd, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I agree 100% with Buy American! But in order for this to become a reality, we must fight for:
    BUILD AMERICAN!
    I think that everything that is sold in the USA should be MADE IN THE USA. If you want to sell here, you must build here, and that should be the law. Could you imagine what that would do to our economy, let alone our mood?
    Just remember, our National Pride was outsourced together with our manufacturing base. People and jobs have nationalities, most multinationals don’t, that is exactly why they are called multinationals.. get it?
    Thank god for Harley Davidson, an American Company, with American made products, made by Americans, providing jobs for Americans, and most of all, PRIDE! A chinese made HARLEY… INCONCEIVABLE!
    So, next time you go up to the ballot box or chose your stock portfolio, think about what company or candidate (and what lobbyist is behind the candidate) is really about.
    Oh, and by the way, the Chinese don’t outsource, and all of their companies have mandatory 51% Chinese ownership… I wish we had that here in the US, so we wouldn’t have to buy crappy, unsafe, throwaway products from a communist country that uses slave labor.

  9. 9 J. Brandmeyer Aug 2nd, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Miteychopperbiker. Learn about history. Americans entered WWII very late and went to Europe primarly to stop communist Russian (USSR) advance. So, they had no other choice than to free France and other countries to advance east towards Berlin in Germany where were the Russians. Very uneducated you are.

  10. 10 rob Aug 2nd, 2011 at 12:06 pm
  11. 11 jurano Aug 2nd, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Cyril:

    Most of your articles are excellent. But this is the best one you’ve done. Not just a great article, but a tremendous contribution (potential) to the USA. Our politicians and corporate executives are unfortunately sold out (or just plain ignorant, incompetent and un-patriotic) to the fast buck. They have shown no intention to protect the American industry, worker or family. Therefore, moves like this are the only ones likely to have a significant effect on this national problem.

    “Rearview”, I’d like to think the same way about H-D as you do. I do proudly own a H-D. But have you checked any of the “Motorclothes” items and accessories? Have you noticed where almost all of them are made? I find it repulsive and hypocritical that H-D sings to us this “Made in USA” patriotic tune, while decking us out in “chicom” crap. So if we stop buying that crap from H-D, they will also be forced (unfortunately not by their own will) into bringing that production back into the hands of the American workers.

  12. 12 Rearview Aug 2nd, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Jurano,

    great point! We should DEMAND that Harley Wear be made in the US right? WHY NOT?
    No one else can make and sell HD stuff right? Not here in the US anyway… My grandfather worked his whole life in the textile business in Georgia; the plant where he worked closed in the late 90’s.
    Take a wild guess where they are making the surgical gowns they used to make there now….

    So, if someone is in business with the CHICOMS , and chooses to manufacture in China instead of here like LEVIS, DEWALT, NIKE, and even HD, why do they get away with it? Because we have been conditioned to accept that if it GOOD BUSINESS, then its OK.
    Next time you hear someone try to tell you that again, smell the BS.
    How about MANUFACTURE AMERICAN as a JOB CREATING program?

    I would love to see a politician in the right or left “SHIP THE JOBS BACK HOME”.

    There is a fundamental disconnect there… makes you think…

  13. 13 TRexSG Aug 2nd, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Couldn’t agree more Rearview!

  14. 14 Mr. Potts Aug 2nd, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    People would be shocked to know how much of the Harley gear is made in China or some other country! Take the time to look the next time your in a dealership.
    Buy American!!

  15. 15 Uncle Monkey Aug 2nd, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Lots of great points but… most of the manufacturing jobs left because of one thing – labor. North America has the raw materials and technology and the space to build mega factories to build things but we do not have a WILLING work force. Our standard of living is too high here. People on welfare DEMAND to own 50″+ flat panel tv, $100 Air Jordan runners, $300 Diesel jeans. Everyone else expects to own a new car, live in a 2000 sqft home with a hot tub, vacation in the Caribbean. UAW average $70 an hour in the US, their base starting wage was lowered from$28 to $15 per hour. How can we compete with a culture that is content making $15 per day or even worse $15 per week? That can of Dole fruit is only a couple of cents more because illegal immigrants work the farms for less then minimum wage.

  16. 16 Rearview Aug 2nd, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Uncle Monkey,
    Great point! The economies of scale achieved by manufacturing in a market restricted to imports the size of the US (40% of global demand of just about everything) would make it very possible though. Once again, protect your market from imports and bring back production. The US$ is undervalued and there would be great opportunities for export too. The trade imbalance would be corrected in the long run. We would avoid transportation costs (OIL expenses) of importation as well… and lessen our exposure to foreign threats. But what we really need to make this happen is POPULAR AND POLITICAL WILL… you are right about people being entitled… But just because some oppressed Chinese person is whiling to work for peanuts, doesn’t mean that our fellow Americans should also. Where’s the middle ground?
    I’m tired of the rationale that “Business Decisions” are morally exempt, just as much as the belief that Entitlement is our right.

  17. 17 aaron Aug 2nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    ummm, what? you can’t have your cake and eat it too. wal-mart is an american company. every employee in every american store needs the crap chinese products to sell in order to keep their jobs. think many mechanics/salesmen/business owners would be out in the cold if every import car and bike ceased to exist in america? what about the american assembly plants from the “import” brands? the reality is that “domestic” manufacturers are shifting production away from home (harley is building bikes in brazil and is opening factories in india. components are manufactured around the world too) american automakers are also shifting production out. and trade imbalances? if the big 2.5 built anything the rest of the world wanted, that would help immensely. remember, china is the only reason buick still exists. and the business practices of companies like apple is the reason there’s no work for people who repair things… cheaper to ship in a replacement unit and pile the old one in a landfill.

    want to truly buy american? think motus, czysz, etc.

    btw, was I the only one who laughed at the reference to chinese mandarin oranges? maybe the author is outraged at french made champagne, or german black forest cake. oh well, eat your freedom fries, but remember how those came about – a knee jerk reaction to france’s belief that there was no reason to go to war in iraq… trillions of dollars later it’s looking like they were right!

  18. 18 Curtis Aug 2nd, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Aaron. If Cyril lets me post this.Years ago, at his display in Daytona, Cyril was saying to some friends that a couple of his parts dealers told him that they would no more buy parts from him because he was born in France and France was against the Iraq war. Cyril explained that he thought that terrorism could be contained or eradicated using Intelligence, not an Army. Made me think. Today, I admit that he was right. These trillions dollars spent at war. For what exactly? Big part of our huge deficit. What was accomplished was done through Intelligence. For the rest we lost the war and lives.

  19. 19 Hamilton Aug 2nd, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Curtis. Ok. Our Iraq war was Bush stupid. But it has nothing to do with the article about China.

  20. 20 Luis Aug 2nd, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    @Rearview its been a LONG time since Levis were made here.

  21. 21 Rearview Aug 2nd, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Aaron,
    Its a good thing that Harley is producing in Brazil and India. Do you know why?
    Because in order for you to sell there, you have to build there, or else you have to pay ridiculous taxes.
    It brings money from emerging markets to the US as well.
    I hope you don’t think they are going to bring Brazilian Harleys here right?
    This is what I mean. The US has roughly 40% of the world market of anything, why are we importing anything?
    Remember, corporations have no nationality. They are only good for Americans if they provide jobs for Americans.
    we think all the other people in the world are the boogieman, or at least we are told so,
    but we keep buying their products.
    What would be the problem if Volkswagen, Hyunday, Samsung,Kawasaki, Suzuki, etc… manufactured in the US?
    That means jobs too.
    We have the biggest richest market in the world and we give away the production of products and now services as well because its more profitable, but for whom?
    IN ORDER TO BUY AMERICAN WE HAVE TO MANUFACTURE AMERICAN

  22. 22 Bert Aug 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    What a bunch of bullshit.the U.S. is still the largest manufacturing country in the world.In 2009, American manufacturing output (in real terms) was nearly $2.2 trillion. That’s about 45% larger than China’s, at just under $1.5 trillion.So why do so many Americans think the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore? Part of the reason is that we’re deceived by what we see everyday. Shopping through your local Target, you’re going to see a lot of “Made in China” labels on things like clothing or electronics. The U.S. tends to make stuff that requires more technology and engineering know-how, like planes, semiconductors and machinery. Basic economics tells us that is exactly how things should be. Since China has so many, low-wage laborers, there is no way high-wage America can possibly compete in products that require teams of workers to manufacture, like toys, apparel, consumer electronics, and a lot of other stuff you’ll find on Wal-Mart shelves. Making such products in the U.S. would simply be too expensive; companies that did so would not be able to compete with cheaper imports made in lower-cost economies. But the U.S. still is very competitive in the types of products that demand a high level of technology, engineering and capital to produce. In such industries, wages don’t matter quite as much, and the U.S. can capitalize on its clear advantage over emerging markets like China in expertise, technology and innovation. That’s why the U.S. sells Boeing aircraft to China, and the Chinese sell blue jeans to Americans.

  23. 23 Mark Jags Aug 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Here’s a local store that sells only 100% Madi in the US products.

    http://www.saveourcountryfirst.com/

  24. 24 Dan Madigan Aug 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    We can help AMERICA if we demand AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS. My tools and tool boxes are Snap-On, Could I get cheaper tools? yes, but people making a livable wage make products that cost more. If more people bought them production increases lower prices, that’s the way it works.They talk about the new leader in industry but, as messed up as things are right now no nation is worth as much as the USA. As far as national wealth goes, China has a long way to go, so before things go over the cliff Buy American and let the chicoms go back to making those funny little umbrella’s that go in mixed drink’s.

  25. 25 Grey Beard Aug 2nd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Lets not forget that Wal Mart bull shitted American towns to get their big discount stores built, by advertising, most of the products they sell are made in America.

    If you want to spread the word and get the publics attention, go and picket the big discount stores that sell a high percentage of foriegn made products. Stand out front carrying a sign,or wear a shirt thats says “Buy American”. I’m sure John Q Public will have 2nd thoughts about patronizing that store.

  26. 26 Rearview Aug 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Bert,
    you have some very valid arguments. The problem is not if US is #1 currently, but the trend, or the direction that we are heading. Our trade gap is ever growing, and its not just because of oil… the trade imbalance with China is at the cruxis of the problem.

    The industries that you mentioned above, consumer electronics, clothing, toys, motorcycle parts etc… are much more technologically advanced than Dairy or beef, for example. Paradoxically, dairy and beef are protected from imports. The reason they are protected from imports is not because of some common sensical Keynesian economical reason, but simply because of lobying. I understand that Milk from China probably sounds really scary, but baby’s TOYS are ok, because it makes “BUSINESS SENSE”. I don’t think so.
    I am pretty sure we could import coal and Tobacco from somewhere cheaper too, but I would be hard pressed to believe that our local Industry would allow that. Our job deficit is a product of the irresponsible and un-American behavior of those companies who sold out their most valuable stakeholders (employees) without thinking twice about it. Oh, and the consumers of the products also suffer from severe drop in quality and serious health hazzards.

    BUILD AMERICAN!

  27. 27 Chopper Kid Aug 3rd, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Something I find interesting is that when you do find some Harley wear that is made in the usa it always says “made in the USA with foreign materials” WTF? I would like to see thing made here but it wont happen overnight, How about companies have two lines. Snap on does. IF it is Snap on, its made in the USA, If it is Blue Point, made somewhere else. I am always willing to pay more for USA made products, saving a little longer doesn’t matter to me.

  28. 28 chopmonster66 Aug 3rd, 2011 at 6:23 am

    BUY AMERICAN !!!!!!!!

  29. 29 10377586 Aug 3rd, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Just yesterday I heard the republican trade representative Mitch McConnell say that Obama needs to approve all these foreign trade deals ASAP.

    Just who is it those guys are really working for?

  30. 30 Calif Phil Aug 3rd, 2011 at 8:22 am

    It won’t be any lifestyle change for me to not buy Chinese made products. I always buy Made in USA products if I have a choice. I am glad to see the MC industry take a stand for USA products.
    I built a 70’s style chopper and used 100% American made products on the whole bike. My License plate reads NOT4N

  31. 31 Hondo Cat Aug 3rd, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I concur with those who say Made in USA. Obviously, it matters most where the product is made, not where the company HQs is based. If the product is made using American laborers, that’s enough for me…hopefully, they’re legal residents of America though!

  32. 32 Areyoukiddingme Aug 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 am

    You know I try to buy USA, and bought a part from a very well
    known builder who makes a ton of money off selling custom parts for baggers.
    This includes banging loud sound systems, to popular bars, and my purchase the license plate mount. I was not surprised but highly disappointed when it arrived
    first indication was the box was subpar chinese cardboard, you know the
    type you can tell it’s from Taiwan by the poor packaging to start with, and on
    top the Label confirmed it’s overseas production. Really, Mr. Builder, you sell
    Chinese parts to USA motorcycle buyers? For what a few more bucks in
    his pocket? Was there no USA company that could have made this for a decent
    price and both still make a profit?

    It’s just a shame this happens…

  33. 33 Sero Aug 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 am

    i only buy the best products i know. it definitely isn’t a harley.. im way to innovative to stick to outdated things made in america. what we need is quality and to limit the unnecessary trade… for example.. the united states cant come up with every element on this earth and produce a product out of it without the use of trade with friendly nations. how ever.. the things we can come up with DO NOT need to be imported in from another nation if we have the materials here. But we also have to remember its not just the common folk who has leverage on the situation. the big wigs in companies who control your money including the government are more at fault considering the common folk these days really dont think about stuff like this. they just buy what they can afford..wich isnt much right now.

    a true fix…

    Reform the government areas that are being abused and revoke powers from the people at fault rather than let the crap roll down hill on the rest of us. there are multiple forces at work that are constantly.. RELENTLESSLY trying to keep the status quo.. its up to us to make a difference..

  34. 34 Josh Bourassa Aug 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    BY AMERICAN!!!! I am working on producing products that I could easily send off to china to get built cheaper and I REFUSE. I will keep struggling with making payroll much less barely paying myself to keep it here. And for all you other guys building stuff for the custom industry, and Harley, SHAME for sending it over there to get built. Man of all industries/cultures, American proud gun toting USA to be just as sold out. I participate in chinese reduction and will continue.

  35. 35 John Botts Aug 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I’m all for buy American, build American. I try to purchase American made items whenever I can, as long as the cost difference is worth it.

    As an example, American made Levi’s $198…
    http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10952209&ab=leftnav%3Amen%3Amenfeatures%3Amenfeatures%3Amen-madeinusa%3A11326985&cp=3146842.4305630.11326985

    Imported Levi’s $64…
    http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11587056&ab=leftnav%3Amen%3Amenfeatures%3Amen-madeinusa%3Abystyle%3A505straightjeans%3A3691981&cp=3146842.3146854.3691981

    I love to support Made/Built in America, but I can’t justify that kind of pricing difference.

    We have build better products at better prices. Meaning that it is a better built product than the imports, for only slightly more money.

    I also try not to support companies that may build something here, but send all the money back to their home of origin. Such as a Toyota truck built in Alabama, but all the profits go back to Japan.

  36. 36 Rearview Aug 3rd, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Sero,

    Here, here!

  37. 37 Calif Phil Aug 3rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    John Botts Check out Diamond gusset jeans, Pointer brand and TX jeans. All made in USA and priced good.

  38. 38 tut Aug 4th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I try to buy from as many American owned small businesses as possible, the problem is they are being driven out of business by the mega corporations and the Chicoms.

    There needs to be some major changes made so that small businesses can compete and create American jobs

  39. 39 Larry R Aug 4th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    All I can say is that it appears to be a BOHICA atmosphere that takes all of us to change.

  40. 40 Unkl Ian Aug 4th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    People should have been pushing BUY AMERICAN for the last 20 years.

    Instead, they shop at Walmart, buying as much cheap crap as they can carry.

  41. 41 Small Made in America Business Aug 5th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    We have been manufacturing our own goods for years and are just sick about what is happening now.
    Harley should take a leadership role with their merchandising and start buying from vendors that are making their products here, there are alot of great small businesses that would thrive from that and the $$ would stay here.
    We have trouble even sourcing american made components. We are still in business because we makeand design our own products that are unique, quality made goods, but while we hang on by our fingernails because our trying to support AMERICANS, we get to watch other companies knock our products off in some other country and profit from it.
    We could just as easily produce our products overseas, we choose not too.
    Hey Harley Davidson, how about it….get your buyers to start looking for business here and employ a few Americans for a change.

    Just Saying

  42. 42 Joanna Aug 6th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    N.Y. Times today — http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/business/global/china-a-big-creditor-says-us-has-only-itself-to-blame.html?_r=2&hp

    We are spanked by the Chinese Government — and I one of the ones to blame — I will NOT set foot in T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, WalMart, Target which is where I buy clothes, made in China, with a credit card, and now the Chinese are telling me I am an addict. Hey – they are right – and I stopping that addition right now and only buying American.

  43. 43 MDSPHOTO Aug 7th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Here we go with the buy American stuff again. The same people that own a Harley and complain about buying american have a computer, cell phone, TV, DVD player, XBox all made outside the U.S. and shop at Wal-Mart. And while I agree Wal-Mart has provided jobs in the U.S., think of all the local Mom & Pop stores they put out of business. Additionally, Wal-Mart prices have forced many U.S. manufacturers to move to China in order to create a product at a price point that can sell in their stores.

  44. 44 BigEd NY Aug 7th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Hopefully the American public will finally wake up, now that the sh-t has hit the fan here at home.

    Dont look at China as being the enemy, blame goes to the domestic companies that have closed manufacturing plants here and contracted with chinese producers, in order to satisfy the profit expectations of their own company’s stockholders.

    We dont have protectionist policies because we are a free country, allowing its citizens the freedom of choice in what they buy. Which is how it should be.

    The people cant blame the government, they cant blame the makers of products, they have themselves to blame. First with buying consumer electronics made elsewhere, then with automobiles, and now with clothing and shoes. Its even extended to corporate and government purchases as well of the products they require.

    America ,this is a wake up call!!!! Getting kicked in the pants isnt fun, but sometimes its the only way to get peoples attention.

  45. 45 motorcycle medic Aug 7th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I agree with the HARLEY brand Bull/corporate/crap I was going to start a web page SHOWING all the AUTHORIZED HARLEY parts I sell and INSTALL at my shop…I will GUESS 65% of ALL HARLEY AUTHORIZED ACCESORIES are made OVERSEASE ….korea …n korea ….china ….japan…Have not seen Malaysia yet !
    SAD!!

  46. 46 Billy Bartels Aug 8th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Cyril, wouldn’t it be a fairly easy thing on a website to have a list of motorcycles and motorcycle products that are 100% made in the USA? Advertiser or not, just offer as a service to your readers (and this country) a free listing of which bike parts are built here. If you were feeling ambitious, you could even include stuff partially made here (like Harleys…), and list it as such.

  47. 47 Designs by Novello Aug 8th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    From George@ Designs by Novello

    This is really hard to do since if you puirchase from any of the distributores or shops because they all import from over seas. We onlt manufacture our prodcuts in hosue in America.

    Thank You
    George F Bulger
    Owner: Designs by Novello

  48. 48 mike Corbin Aug 9th, 2011 at 6:44 am

    We owe them so much money that we cannot negotiate a level trading field..
    We send politicians to borrow money so we can quickly move towards complete socialism..
    We are at fault..

  49. 49 drew Aug 9th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Fuck China,their quality control is a joke.Blind fold them with dental floss and send them packing.The problem is NAFTA not a fucking thing american..

  50. 50 drew Aug 9th, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Buy armageddon moto products they are made in the usa,and have a lifetime warranty on all their parts.You can do this if your shit is made in AMERICA>

  51. 51 jw Aug 9th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    i guess i can give up asian prostitutes for a month

  52. 52 Dave G Aug 16th, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I agree completely with the opening posting. We do have choices in several products and so many typically opt for the cheaper (quality) products for sometimes just 10%-12% in retail cost for import China products. As a small American manufacturing start up company I am already being pressured to “go offshore” for finished goods…but I refuse as am putting local contract manufacturers back to work and I take pride in the control of the fit, finish and rely on support from local vendors and I really like to put MADE IN AMERICA on my product cartons…If the government does not pull its head out of its collective butts.. we will eventually have “few options” to mount American made parts and accessories on our iron! ( Has anyone recently taken a look at the rear of a packaged accessory carton at their local motor company Parts Dept? (Try and FIND made in America) Same goes with the fastest growing parts supplier/distributor in the nation ( Nothing made in the USA..and the quality speaks for itself..with little recourse when it fails..) And ruining margins for some really innovative fabricator/creative designers/small manufacturers…
    Lets get back to putting some more of our own back to work!

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