The old HD dealer in Wichita Falls, Texas. Now of course its just a massive cookie-cutter chain store.
In 1977 AMF Harley came out with the 'confederate editions' banking in no doubt on the widespread use of the 'rebel' flag from fans of racing, southern rock and so on. Production numbers were low – reported to be 44 FLH motorcycles, 228 Super Glides, 299 Sportster XLs, 45 Sportster XLCHs, and 15 Sportster XLTs Supposedly HD quickly bought back the bikes that were shipped to dealers and repainted them. There aren't many accounted for these days and its a shame that HD apparently got nervous about the 'PC Police' because I would've loved to have one!
This is an ad for the then upcoming 'confederate series' that supposedly never went to publication.
The 13 year old kid was told he could not fly the American flag on his bicycle by his California school. Talk about a PR nightmare, citizens made sure this BS didn't go unnoticed. I love how a lot of the veteran's bike clubs paraded the kid to school the next day, all flying huge flags from their bikes of course.