Donny is the Winner of the 2012 International Book Awards. Donny Petersen offers workable solutions for whatever ails your 1999 to 2008 Harley-Davidson. Graphics, pictures, and charts guide the reader on a sure-footed journey to a thorough H-D Twin Cam understanding. Petersen's insight makes technical issues understandable even to the motorcycle novice in easy-to-understand language. The Secrecy Agreement Ya'll Ain't Gitten in der Boy! Dats were da secret stuff is. The cabby asked. Where ya'll going, boy. Juneau Ave, 3700 West Juneau Ave. I said. Wastin' yer time, boy. He admonished. Ya'll ain't gitten in der. Dats were dey do dat secret stuff You mean research and development? I volunteered. Ain't dat what I said boy! I will wait here. Got me a two-way trip, cuz you ain't gitten in. The old six-story building at 3700 West Juneau Ave. in Milwaukee looks exactly what it is, a pre World War II factory. It now houses H-D's corporate offices, normal and secret storage, and Harley-Davidson Archives. The modern Milwaukee factories are located on Pilgrim Road, which normally does not offer tours and the Capitol Drive Plant that does have public tours. It has a little Harley store, which has exclusive souvenirs only available there. Out front of the Juneau facility is a Harley's only parking lot with a No Cages Allowed sign. Surrounding this primo parking area are the less desirable parking areas for the cages (cars). The security in the lobby inside was strict. Enclosed in protective glass was a 1903 Harley-Davidson. It was gussied up to look better than it did back then. Its single-cylinder 3 HP belt-driven engine with no transmission contrasted greatly with the 95th anniversary Road King in the opposite corner. After this article was published in American Iron Magazine, Dr. Martin Rosenblum, the official Harley-Davidson historian wrote a letter to AIM asserting that I was incorrect and that the 1903 Harley was indeed totally original and identical to when manufactured. Dr. Rosemblum wrote, Thank you for the wonderful piece you wrote entitled Security at Juneau Ave. However, you made a serious error in referring to our 1903-04 Harley-Davidson as a replica. It is not. It is the real thing. Please inform your readers that we have Serial Number One in our lobby for the world to see just as it rolled out of the original factory. Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum Harley-Davidson Archives Historian I replied 1903 Harley-Davidson that's been gussied up to look better than it did back then. I could tell the bike wasn't a replica but I commented to a factory worker who was conducting a tour that it sure was pretty. It was obviously nicer looking than it was in 1903. He laughed and said, It sure is. Donny Petersen. We disagree but Dr. Rosenblum is an authority on Harley-Davidson and did a wonderful job historically documenting the history of this venerable company. Harley-Davidson Secrecy and Security Returning to the lobby, opposite the 1903 H.D., the Harley emblazoned black leather furniture sat in the third corner nearest the door outside. A security guard sat at the front door beside the enclosed black check-in counter. Above him in orange neon was the Bar and Shield, Harley's symbol. After I identified myself, the secretary phoned the magic name I proffered and all of a sudden, I was okay. Wait for security. Sign in this book, wear this security tag while in the building, and turn it in when leaving. Cameras were prohibited. You must agree to random searches at any time. In addition, the legal department requires signing a confidentiality agreement. You are not allowed to discuss anything you see until June 25th. The date was March 18, 1998. Do you have any idea how hard it was not to discuss the Twin Cam Fathead for three whole months while all the people supposedly in the know give opinions about what the Factory was doing? H-D's top engineers taught us over the best part of a week. We have held each individual part in our hands, seen theAfter I identified myself, the secretary phoned the magic name I proffered and all of a sudden, I was okay. Wait for security. Sign in this book, wear this security tag while in the building, and turn it in when leaving.
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