Oh yea they DID ! ! Big law suit over that crap back in the 90s. Look at all the metric cruisers that copy the antiquated ( my ass) looks of the classic Harleys. '62 hell, my buddy has an '82 (bless his heart poor guy) maxim that needs parts.Yama Dealer said sorry SOL "can't help you. Maybe its time to get a new bike." Nice huh ?