To expound on this a little. The AMF "poor quality" was a result of attempting to up production dramatically without creating a proper means of doing so. Build as many as possible in the shortest time with no new equipment or trained workforce and the outcome is plain to see. In an attempt to bring numbers up they decided to move production to York, PA, where they already owned a facility, from Milwaukee. This created lots of dissent in the ranks of the long time H-D employees who were offered the option of move, or quit! Tough for people who have family and connections in a certain area! So with a "who gives a shit attitude" the quality further deteriorated and even instances of sabotage occurred. AMF was not building Harleys, they were merely dictating HOW they were to be built. They were still built in H-D's own factory until the move to York.
And as far as AMF being a sporting goods company, that is incorrect. AMF is American Machine and Foundry, a conglomerate that owned many types of manufacturing. I have an old (and extremely well built!) radial arm saw that is DeWalt branded, owned by AMF, no bowling pins or basketballs included!