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Metal Guitarist
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January 14, 2002

Subject: Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories

Dear Dealer,

Harley-Davidson invests thousands of hours in the design and testing of new motorcycle products. This investment insures that the vehicles will function in a safe, reliable manner for an extended period of time. The same holds true for Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories that are designed for these products. The goal is to create “enhancements” for the vehicle that will work in conjunction with the original design.

Harley-Davidson cannot possibly test all of the parts and accessories and combinations of parts and accessories that the after-market produces. Installation of certain after-market parts and accessories not produced by, and therefore not tested by Harley-Davidson, could significantly reduce the performance, durability, and safety of the motorcycle. At a minimum, the warranty coverage for parts affected by the installation of after-market parts and accessories will be affected.

As an example, recent ads have appeared for after-market accessories for the V-Rod. This motorcycle is very sensitive to proper air and fuel flow. Random, untested changes to the intake and/or exhaust system could not only affect emissions and power output, but also could cause severe engine damage.

I think we all agree that a positive “ownership experience” for our customers is key to success for all of us. Please consider the above factors when performing any kind of performance upgrades to your customers’ motorcycles.

Ron Mundt
Director, Service Support Operations
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