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One thing I can't figure is the metric fasteners, nuts bolts threads on an American bike.
Just this morning it was suggested to me that Victory's are chinese, also Canada has been suggested.
Anyone here throw any light on the metric threads and heads?

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By law. Same reason Harley's V-Rod is metric. The older HD names are grandfathered in.

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G'day.

C'mon get a grip...the whole world is metric apart form the USA..

regardless if American bike or not..they are progressive and up with the times..

We talk in litres not gallons..
Kilograms not ounces..
Kilometres not miles....

I we talk about our privates..they are still in inches...

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LOL and believe it or not it is so much ezier to ask for a size 8 or 10 or even a 12,14,20 so on and so on.

No 1/8th's , 1/4's blah blah, LOL

good excuse to buy some new tools also. Thats always fun right?

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By law. Same reason Harley's V-Rod is metric. The older HD names are grandfathered in.
v-Rod engine is Porsche designed and engineered.
Porsche as you would know is German/metric

So the rest of the Harley range are metric too are they?

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" " 495 cams
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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
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Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

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No, the rest of the HD's are SAE for now. About any other vehicle made in the USA uses metric bolts.

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I think around 1978 is when most stuff in the US began to work it's way metric in the vehicle world. Every modern car is metric.

Right about Harley. I just finished another stator (#1 reason HD's come to my shop) in a twin-cam Ultra Classic. It was SAE.

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I think around 1978 is when most stuff in the US began to work it's way metric in the vehicle world. Every modern car is metric.

Right about Harley. I just finished another stator (#1 reason HD's come to my shop) in a twin-cam Ultra Classic. It was SAE.
Really?...we are talking 100% American made, not badge engineered Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cars with GM and Ford names.

Metric measurements allow closer tolerances I would think.

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
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Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
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Metric measurements allow closer tolerances I would think.
I wish SAE would go the way of the Dodo, but I don't understand this line of thinking. Either type can be made longer or shorter, more or less threads, cheap or high strength etc.




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I agree, metric allows for an easier more accurate measurement. The thing with the 2 Polaris machines that I have owned is it is a combination of metric and SAE, just jumble f*cked through out making it a pain sometimes. Metric all the way!

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