Originally Posted by jyasaki
Harley? They're mostly made of foreign spec'd parts, I think. Used to be "Made in the USA", now "designed and assembled in the USA". Except I think one of the new engine designs is German. Could be wrong on that, though.
Apologies- I meant bicycle parts, not motorcycle: Most US bicycle parts seem to have gone with the flow and moved to metric, presumably because the components industry is dominated by Japanese & European firms- Shimano, Campagnolo etc. There are plenty of legacy threads around (Most ISO threads are "British" for historical reasons, pedals are 9/16"x20tpi etc) but the vast majority of the cap screws, axles, nuts etc are metric...
I suppose, in my naivety, I assumed that Outboards would have followed a similar path, with the popularity of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki etc... In restrospect, a foolish notion... :-)
I'm very reluctant to go and buy a whole stack of new tools, though... Especially since it seems unlikely I'll ever need them for anything else!!
Anyone want to swap something Japanese for an old Mariner 50? :-)