I think Harley did the right thing. The court did the right thing. As bigjames said they changed bearing supplier. Motorcycles are buit and designed by humans. Errors occur because of that and think Harley did the right thing afterwards. As longride and seruzawa have said other manufacturers had made similar errors but have not admited it. So back off on Harley you Harley haters in this case. Harley has to be doing a lot of things right to get such a loyal following. i.e its can't all be the American thing or Bad boy image that keeps people coming back
". It was just like the Y2K problem. More of a people problem than an ACTUAL one" Yep oh so true. You are right about ignoring the problem, I'll bet if Harley would of ignored it, we would never heard about.
"And American car makers in the 70's and 80's were certainly not acting smart. In fact, they did enormous damage to their brands that has taken decades, a lot of money, and a lot of work to begin to fix And it almost killed them. They were arrogant at firstjust did not take the Japanese competition seriously until it was too late and they were way behind.