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Government Orders Massive Recall of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Government Orders Massive Recall of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 motorcycles over fears of brake failure. The campaign covers all anti-lock brake-equipped Touring, CVO Touring and VSRC motorcycles made during the 2008 through 2011 model years. Over 30 different models with ABS are affected, include the Road King, Road Glide, Electra Glide and Street Glide. Some police-spec models are also included in the campaign. Apparently, a failure to flush brake fluid in accordance with the recommended two-year maintenance schedule may result in a valve within the ABS hydraulic control unit becoming impaired by deposits. Such deposits could lead to malfunctioning brakes, including failure.  According to documents related to...

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RIP Mickey Jones, actor, biker and all around good guy

RIP Mickey Jones, actor, biker and all around good guy

Actor Mickey Jones—best known for popping up as a bearded biker or grizzled blue-collar man in loads of movies and TV shows—has died. A rep for Jones confirmed his death, saying he had been suffering from a “lengthy illness.” Jones was 76. In 2003, Jones received the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Silver Spoke award for entertainment for his positive portrayal of motorcyclists during his career.   BikerNet reported  "After the banquet, Mickey Jones donated a script from the final episode of Home Improvement autographed by the entire cast, which fetched $1,000 during the auction to raise money for the Freedom Fund! He...

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Best Low Cost Dash Cam for your Cage

Best Low Cost Dash Cam for your Cage

Dash cameras are officially a thing.  If you didn’t know that you’ve been living under a rock.  But shopping for an affordable, easy to set up model is, well, rather overwhelming. But, the  new English language dashcam from 70 Mai can take the stress out of the decision. Manufactured in China and Distributed by  Xiaomi the 70 Mai has been only been previously available with Chinese voice prompts, limiting it’s adoption by English speaking customers. Now, the company has released the English language updated model on Indiegogo for $39.00 ($47 with micro SD card) and the company sent me one...

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Sinkhole In Shopping Center Swallows Man and Motorcycle; Victim Might Not Be Compensated

Sinkhole In Shopping Center Swallows Man and Motorcycle; Victim Might Not Be Compensated

An Augusta Georgia motorcyclist was hospitalized and his motorcycle is a total loss after crashing into a 15-foot deep sinkhole in a shopping center. On Wednesday, January 31st, Don Merritt was riding his 1982 Honda to Target in the Augusta Exchange shopping center to exchange merchandise when he crashed into the sinkhole behind the stores.  Merrit told the local television station, WJBF his story.  “So, I was going to go around the back to avoid the speed bumps and I remember making a turn and I wish I could tell you more, but I don’t remember,”  The accident left him with...

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Harley Announces Closure of KC Plant: Will Lay Off 800 Employees

Harley Announces Closure of KC Plant: Will Lay Off 800 Employees

Harley-Davidson announced that it will close its Kansas City plant by the summer of 2019 in an effort to reduce costs. The world's largest maker of heavyweight motorcycles has struggled to reverse a four-year sales slide, with growth overseas somewhat helping offset a decline in the U.S. bike market. The Milwaukee-based company said its net income fell 82% in its fiscal fourth quarter to $8.3 million, compared with a year earlier. Earnings per share were 5 cents, down from 27 cents a year earlier. Revenue was $1.23 billion, up from $1.11 billion. The earnings drop came in part because of...

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