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  • FLASHBACK: Reagan puts 45% tariff on Japanese motorcycles to rescue HARLEY DAVIDSON

    03/30/2016 5:27:05 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 1983
    In an unusually strong protectionist action, President Reagan today ordered a tenfold increase in tariffs for imported heavyweight motorycles. The impact of Mr. Reagan's action, which followed the unanimous recommendation of his trade advisers, is effectively limited to Japanese manufacturers, which dominate every sector of the American motorycycle market. The action was exceptional for protecting a single American company, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company of Milwaukee, the sole surviving American maker of motorcycles. The only comparable trade action by this Administration, the President's decision last May to impose quotas on sugar imports for the first time since 1974, was aimed at...
  • What the Parts Man Sees (some motorcycle-buying considerations)

    07/12/2015 10:16:56 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 48 replies
    City Bike ^ | May 2015 | Maynard Hershon
    I saw my buddy Al in a café, having lunch alone and sat down with him. He sells clothing and accessories in a multi-line (Triumph and Italian) motorcycle shop. You pass by him and are greeted by him on your way to the showroom or service department. He mentioned to me long ago that you could tell what a person rides when you see him walk in the door. Is that true? “Oh, yes,” he said. “You can tell. “A Moto-Guzzi customer is older, gray hair, heavier-set, rides by himself, comes in alone. Guzzi riders are different from riders of...
  • Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight ISIS

    10/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    The Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | October 14, 2014 | Agence France Presse
    THE HAGUE: The Dutch public prosecutor said Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling ISIS in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime. "Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forbidden," public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin told AFP. "You just can't join a fight against the Netherlands," he told AFP after reports emerged that Dutch bikers from the No Surrender gang were fighting ISIS insurgents alongside Kurds in northern Iraq. The head of No Surrender, Klaas Otto, told state broadcaster NOS that three members who travelled to near Mosul in...
  • Celebrated #Ferguson Capt. Ron Johnson Pulls Gun on Unarmed White Kids on Bikes

    08/26/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Last week Attorney General Eric Holder met with Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in Ferguson. nd the highway was clearly already shut down at this point.</p>
  • HPD: Woman tied to crash before officer's death now in Mexico

    06/14/2011 12:03:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 13, 2011 | CINDY GEORGE
    A woman accused of leaving the scene of a traffic accident last month where an investigating Houston police officer was later killed has been charged with two felonies and is believed to have fled again — this time, to Mexico. Houston police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Francisca Cortez, 28. Authorities said they believe she is the driver who struck two motorcyclists on Interstate 610 near Yale on May 29. While investigating that wreck, Officer Kevin Will was fatally struck by a suspected drunken driver. In a probable cause affidavit filed Friday in Harris County, police revealed...
  • Pink Floyd star’s son armed with stone on day of riot (tried to start a fire)

    12/12/2010 7:52:59 PM PST · by Frantzie · 34 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 12-13-2010 | LYNSEY HAYWOOD
    THIS is Pink Floyd star David Gilmour's yob son Charlie menacingly tossing a rock in the air during Thursday's student riots.
  • At 147 mph, highway safety is just a blur

    09/17/2010 10:18:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 124 replies · 1+ views
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 17, 2010 | Liam Migdail-Smith
    Going 96 mph on a 65-mph highway is enough to land a speeder in serious legal trouble. That’s 31 mph over the speed limit, and it’s the threshold between a regular speeding violation and the more egregious offense of “excessive speeding,” which earns violators a meeting with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that they’ll likely walk out of with a suspended license. On Wednesday night, state police stopped a motorcyclist they said was clocked at 147 mph. That’s 82 mph over the limit. “That is probably the highest speed I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been at PennDOT nine years now,”...
  • Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car

    08/12/2010 4:11:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 169 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Aug 10, 2010
    Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car A state trooper rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper trooper, officials said. The incident happened on the northbound ramp from Interstate 5 to State Route 599 at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Pratt said the trooper was chasing a group of at least nine members of a south King County motorcycle group who were speeding dangerously and getting too close to cars. As the trooper tried to close in on the fastest biker, he...
  • Wounded Vet Asking For Help Finding Stolen Motorcycle

    05/27/2010 6:26:47 AM PDT · by SF_Redux · 8 replies · 364+ views
    Video at link, Or story below,, HERE GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Twenty-four-year old R.J. Wild shows off the medals on his backpack following two tours of duty as Marine. The most special, the Purple Heart, given to those wounded or killed in combat. "I thought the medals were too precious to my heart to let go and just sit in a closet and get dusty," said Wild. Wild's unit was ambushed in Iraq in 2006. Two rocket propelled grenades hit them. "The next thing I know I wake up in Germany," said Wild. "I was in ICU with any kind of...
  • Motorcycle Hits Pedestrian At 70 MPH, Kills 2

    05/19/2010 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies · 1,655+ views
    CBS 11 ^ | 05/19/2010
    Dallas police say a traffic accident Tuesday night involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle rider doing a wheelie at 70 MPH left both men dead. Police on Wednesday identified the fatalities as 45-year-old Paul Bellard and 38-year-old Lashon Hudson. The crash happened in the 6200 block of Bonnie View Lane. Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse says witnesses reported that at about 10:30 Tuesday night Bellard was attempting cross the street, but did not use the crosswalk. Janse says Bellard failed to yield right of way to Hudson's motorcycle and was hit. Janse says the motorcyle had "the front tire off the...
  • Motorcyclist dies in apparent road-rage crash (Darwin Award ?)

    08/11/2009 5:27:57 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 123 replies · 2,274+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 08-10-2009 | Adam Foxman
    A motorcyclist was killed Monday in a collision with a motor home on Highway 101’s Conejo Grade after he slowed rapidly in front of the recreational vehicle in an apparent road-rage incident, authorities said. The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old Ventura man, was killed about 12:22 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 near Camarillo Springs Road when he collided with a roughly 30-foot motor home driven by Michael Antoine, 68, of Thousand Oaks, said Officer Terry Uhrich of the California Highway Patrol’s Moorpark office. The motorcyclist and Antoine were both traveling about 55 mph when the collision occurred in the right lane, authorities...
  • As profit plummets, Harley to cut 1,000 more jobs

    07/16/2009 9:40:31 AM PDT · by 10Ring · 35 replies · 905+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2009 | Rick Barrett
    Nearly half of the 1,000 job cuts announced by Harley-Davidson Inc. on Thursday will come from Wisconsin, the company says. Of the 1,000 jobs to be eliminated, about 480 will come from Wisconsin, including the elimination of 300 hourly production positions. About 180 salaried employees will lose their jobs here, including 100 from Harley-Davidson Financial Services. The production of Harley-Davidson Sportster engines in Wauwatosa will be shut down for about 14 weeks late this year, including the company's entire fourth quarter.
  • Harley Davidson Sportster (vanity)

    05/12/2009 11:01:39 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 156 replies · 4,984+ views
    5/12/09 | Brwnsuga
    Can anybody tell me if the Harley Davidson Sportster 883 is okay for a beginner? Any suggestions on the best bike to start out with?
  • Tom Cruise 1st to Get Ducati Superbike

    01/31/2008 9:58:22 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 67 replies · 361+ views
    AP ^ | 1-30-08 | ap
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Cruise is the first on the list to get Ducati's newest motorcycle — a $72,500 superbike bristling with titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber technology that can scoot up to 200 mph. Cruise is scheduled to take delivery of the Desmosedici RR at Beverly Hills Ducati this week. Only 1,500 of the red-and-white Moto GP racing replica motorcycles will be made and Cruise gets the first.
  • CycleSpace Takes Online Motorcycle Enthusiasts to the Next Level

    01/17/2007 12:57:26 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 8 replies · 443+ views
    CycleSpace Takes Online Motorcycle Enthusiasts to the Next Level ATLANTA--CycleSpace announced today the launch of their new website, CycleSpace.com. A fusion of the MySpace experience, Internet television, and dedicated resource information, CycleSpace serves up a media-rich, fully interactive social networking environment to the motorcycle culture. “Our own research showed there was a need for an all-inclusive portal where enthusiasts could share and enjoy all aspects of their culture,” says Jeremy Wolfe, founder and CEO of CycleSpace. “It is the first of its kind to fuse a social network, like myspace, with Internet television that delivers programming geared specifically toward the...
  • Get your battery running

    12/21/2006 1:27:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies · 1,028+ views
    www.davisenterprise.com ^ | 12/21/2006 | Staff
    Think of it as “Easy Rider” meets “An Inconvenient Truth.” Or, maybe, the perfect Christmas gift for the environmentalist with everything. A solar motorcycle. Well, not solar, strictly speaking, but electric — with its battery charged by the solar panels on Rob Thayer’s Village Homes roof. Thayer, a UC Davis professor emeritus of landscape architecture, recently purchased the custom motorcycle for $7,000 from electricmotorsport.com, an Oakland company that’s one of a handful modifying or building electric motorcycles. His is a 2003 Spanish-built Derbi Grand Prix racer, its gas engine replaced with a battery and low racing handlebars replaced with...
  • Phat chopper: The Nehmesis' chunky back tire is the largest ever on a motorcycle

    12/09/2006 1:06:56 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 37 replies · 8,323+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Saturday, December 9, 2006 | JOHN GITTELSOHN
    Phat chopper The Nehmesis' chunky back tire is the largest ever on a motorcycle. By JOHN GITTELSOHN The Orange County Register Harley-Davidson has ruled the world of choppers seemingly forever. But a bike customized from a Star Cruiser by Yamaha Motor Corp., which has its U.S. headquarters in Cypress, broke the lock. The Nehmesis, built by Sam Nehme, a Florida motorcycle customizer, was the first non-American bike to take the top prize in the American class at the 2006 Biketoberfest Rats Hole in Daytona Beach, Fla. "It was huge," said Nehme, whose chopper will join hundreds of the newest, fastest...
  • Bikers Playing Fast and Loose

    11/30/2006 10:29:41 AM PST · by absolootezer0 · 261 replies · 4,719+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11.29.06 | Ralph Vartabedian
    A Suzuki racing bike screaming at 80 mph in a 25-mph zone slammed into Gigliotti on Oct. 4 as she was leaving her job at Long Beach City College, igniting a fireball inside her Ford Escort. "It is not uncommon to see these kinds of accidents with motorcycles, particularly high-powered super bikes," said Raymond Dennison, the Long Beach detective who investigated the crash. "The whole function is to go as fast as they can."
  • Teen With Medical Microchip Dies in Fla.

    10/01/2006 7:58:01 PM PDT · by Aliska · 60 replies · 1,709+ views
    Quad City Times online ^ | October 1, 2006 | None given
    BOCA RATON, Fla. - A teen engineering prodigy who gained national attention in 2002 when he and his family received identification chip implants on live television was killed in a motorcycle accident, authorities said. Derek Jacobs, 18, lost control of his motorcycle early Saturday and crashed into a guardrail and a pole, the Palm Beach County sheriff's office said. He was wearing a helmet. "It was just a crazy accident of a bump or something, and he was catapulted," said his mother, Leslie Jacobs. "He had, of course, potential, because he was brilliant, and he was just a wonderful son....
  • Billy Lane faces charges in fatal crash

    09/25/2006 11:59:22 AM PDT · by glasseye · 37 replies · 4,580+ views
    Florida today ^ | September 25, 2006 | J.D. GALLOP
    COCOA — Local motorcycle builder Billy Lane turned himself in at 1 p.m. today in connection with a fatal accident Sept. 4. Among the charges Lane faces are driving under influence, manslaughter and driving with his license suspended. Lane, 36, arrived with his lawyers at the Florida Highway Patrol office on State Road 520. FHP spokeswoman Kim Miller said Lane’s blood alcohol level was .192 when the accident occurred on State Road A1A south of Melbourne Beach. She said bond would be set at $15,000. Investigators have said Lane was trying to pass two other vehicles on a double-yellow-lined stretch...
  • Confederate rides again

    08/31/2006 9:16:09 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 38 replies · 1,436+ views
    Motorcycle News ^ | August 29 2006
    Confederate motorcycles, the US makers of the amazing Hellcat and Wraith, has unveiled its latest prototype – and it looks just as mad as its predecessors. The Renovatio is still in concept stage but the designs and specs look pretty far down the line considering the firm has had to recover from the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, which devestated the factory. The minimalist design is centred around a GM based v-twin engine and not much else. The engine puts out 150bhp in standard trim but there’s a supercharger option that boosts that to 190bhp. Confederate describe the concept as “Minimal;...
  • Caption Bush (Born to Be Wild?)(vanity)

    08/17/2006 12:44:27 PM PDT · by itsamelman · 89 replies · 3,062+ views
    MSNBC ^ | vanity
    President Bush, in York, Penn., gets on a motorcycle during a tour of the Harley-Davidson vehicle operations plant. At right is roll test operator Joel Toner.
  • Harley Stamp Ready to Roll

    08/16/2006 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 683+ views
    Madison.com ^ | August 16, 2006 | Bill Novak
    Harley-Davidson enthusiasts now have their own stamp of approval, thanks to the United States Postal Service. A 1965 Harley Electra-Glide is featured as one of four new first-class stamps being rolled out in Wisconsin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Capital City Harley-Davidson/Buell, 6200 Millpond Road, on Madison's far east side. The stamp rollout ceremony at kick-starts the third annual motorcycle ride to raise funds for the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. The stamps were officially introduced to the public Aug. 7 during the 66th annual Harley rally in Sturgis, S.D., and have been unveiled in local ceremonies throughout America since...
  • Two brothers killed in separate motorcycle accidents on same road on same night

    08/07/2006 1:03:11 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 30 replies · 619+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, August 7, 2006 - Updated: 09:47 AM EST
    Two brothers killed in separate motorcycle accidents on same road on same night By Associated Press Monday, August 7, 2006 - Updated: 09:47 AM EST BUTLER, Pa. - Two brothers were killed in separate motorcycle accidents on the same stretch of road and within just two hours of each other. One was headed to the scene of his brother’s accident. Steven Kerr, 37, of West Sunbury, was killed late Saturday when his motorcycle crashed into a speed limit sign on state Route 38, state police said. Less than two hours later and only about 100 yards away, 29-year-old Jeremy Kerr...
  • Lightning Strike Kills Colo. Motorcyclist

    06/22/2006 11:32:56 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 132 replies · 2,381+ views
    AP ^ | 6/22/06
    Today: June 22, 2006 at 9:56:7 PDT Lightning Strike Kills Colo. Motorcyclist ASSOCIATED PRESS WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - A motorcyclist died after he was struck by lightning while riding in rush hour traffic between Denver and Boulder, police said. Witnesses reported seeing a flash of light shortly before the motorcyclist struck the center divider on U.S. 36 Wednesday, police spokesman Tim Read said. Gary Missi, 46, of Longmont was pronounced dead at the scene. A coroner's investigation was under way to determine whether the lightning bolt, the collision or something else caused his death, Read said. The lightning blasted a...
  • Roethlisberger Involved In Motorcycle Accident (Steelers)

    06/12/2006 9:27:32 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 312 replies · 7,614+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/12/06
    Roethlisberger Involved In Motorcycle Accident http://news.yahoo.com/s/wtae/20060612/lo_wtae/9356067 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday morning. The Steelers confirmed the accident for Channel 4 Action News. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said the accident happened on Second Avenue near the 10th Street Bridge. A witness told Channel 4 Action News that Roethlisberger went over the handlebars, hit the windshield of another vehicle and then hit the ground. Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet, according to the paper.
  • Favorite Ride Locations (Biker Chat)

    05/16/2006 2:48:09 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 72 replies · 690+ views
    My head | Now | Me
    Ok -- here was a comment by JoeSixPack1 made to me on this thread: Riding is an extremely personal affair and each and every one of us that swings a leg over a saddle has one thing in mind while firing up the 2 wheeler... ::: To survive our passion. But here on FR biker threads, the discussions devolve so quickly into biker bashing, intimidating safety advice, organ donor jokes, life support jokes, and every other aspect of biker lore that it's like being a conservative on a DU thread or a troll posting at FR. When was the last...
  • Life in the Green Lane (hybrids)

    04/16/2006 10:16:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies · 1,489+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 16, 2006 | JAMIE LINCOLN KITMAN
    IF you make your way over to the Javits Convention Center for the New York International Automobile Show — or if you've gone to any auto show in the last year or so — you'll know that hybrid cars are the hippest automotive fashion statement to come along in years. They've become synonymous with the worthy goal of reducing gasoline consumption and dependence on foreign oil and all that this means for a better environment and more stable geopolitics. And yet like fat-free desserts, which sound healthy but can still make you fat, the hybrid car can make people feel...
  • Motorcycle Safety Expert Dies in Motorcycle Accident

    04/12/2006 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 132 replies · 1,737+ views
    Trib Review ^ | 4/12/06 | Mikey_1962
    A world-renowned motorcycle safety expert from Squirrel Hill was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle accident in Texas. Larry Grodsky, 55, owner of Stayin' Safe Motorcycle Training, died after a deer ran in front of his motorcycle Saturday night in Fort Stockton, Texas. Grodsky, a Gateway High School graduate, had a decades-long love affair with motorcycles and trained celebrities including Ted Koppel and Mike Tyson on safe-driving techniques. He was the nephew of Myron Cope, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers announcer who retired last year. His mother, Violet Grodsky, also 85, said her son began riding motorcycles while attending Ohio...
  • Massacre points to Toronto biker war

    04/10/2006 7:47:15 AM PDT · by ferri · 30 replies · 1,591+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 04/10/06 | JOE FRIESEN AND TIMOTHY APPLEBY
    SHEDDEN, ONT. and TORONTO — A long-simmering rivalry between criminal biker gangs appears to have exploded in the largest gangland slaying in Ontario history. Three members of the Bandidos motorcycle club, long-time rivals of the Hells Angels, were reported missing Friday and may be among the eight bodies discovered Saturday morning. One of the missing men is believed to be associated with Superior Towing, the Toronto-based company whose truck was found abandoned on a side road south of London, Ont., not far from the home of a well-known biker-gang leader.
  • Tri-cycles for grownups? Maybe

    02/26/2006 10:49:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 77 replies · 5,976+ views
    Business Week ^ | 27 February 2006 | Mira Serrill-Robins
    Cross a motorcycle with a small car, and you get a new kind of hybrid -- the three-wheeler Auto makers -- even some big ones, like Daimler-Chrysler's (DCX ) Mercedes-Benz -- have been developing car-motorcycle hybrids and other three-wheeled vehicles for years. But what's different now is that some of these concepts, such as the Volkswagen GX3 unveiled this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, could actually make it to the marketplace (see BW Online, 1/12/06, "Concept Cars Are Getting Real"). And the GX3, backed by VW's global distribution capability, would stand a chance to develop a niche market....
  • Easy Riders, Free Loaders

    02/21/2006 4:32:23 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 562+ views
    Easy riders, free loaders The Stockholm chapter of the Hell's Angels biker gang is under investigation for benefit fraud after police noticed that 70 per cent of its members were claiming state disability payments after being certified as depressed by the same doctor. Christer Nilsson, deputy head of Stockholm police's criminal investigation department said: "It seems to be depressing being a member of this club." The Hell's Angels have a violent reputation in Scandinavia, allegedly participating in frequent shootouts and bomb attacks. However, in recent years they are believed to have branched out into benefit and tax frauds, police said.
  • Gunmen on Motorcycle Kill Pakistani Doctor

    02/12/2006 11:17:45 PM PST · by river rat · 31 replies · 607+ views
    ABC News - International ^ | Feb. 13, 2006 | ASIF SHAHZAD
    LAHORE, Pakistan Feb 13, 2006 (AP)— Gunmen on a motorcycle Monday killed a Pakistani doctor who spent six months in jail on suspicions of harboring al-Qaida suspects and possessing illegal weapons. Some in this eastern city blamed the United States for the shooting of Ahmad Javed Khawaja, who had spent much of his life in the United States. A protest of about 500 people erupted shortly after the killing, with many shouting "Death to America!" as they blocked a street and set tires on fire. Khawaja, 72, was attacked while walking to his clinic after morning prayers at a mosque,...
  • MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 (a little retroactive, I guess)

    02/10/2006 1:07:50 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 51 replies · 14,546+ views
    insidebikes.com ^ | 10 February 2006
    MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 10 February 2006 The overall winner of the 2005 Motorcycle Design of the Year has been announced; The winner was the Ducati Hypermotard concept bike, with the runner-up bike being the Yamaha MT-OS. Other bikes which were highly rated by a panel of motorcycle designers included the Yamaha R6, MotoCzysz C1, Aprilia RS125 and the Victory Vision. Presentation of the awards will take place later in the year - full details will be announced on the MDA website.
  • Honda's Sweet New Sportbike (Motorsports ping)

    02/04/2006 7:45:06 AM PST · by voletti · 103 replies · 2,078+ views
    Business Week ^ | 2/4/06 | Rob Doyle
    Redesigned for 2006, the flagship CBR1000RR hits all the marks, trimming pounds but improving performance and looks Whether on the track or on the street, Honda proposes the question: Was its new 2006 CBR1000RR redesigned to be the fastest bike for the ultimate rider or as a fast bike for the widest range of riders -- including those with a little less experience who are curious to get a glimpse of life in the fast lane? Honda (HMC ) claims to have done both with its new model. I was invited along with a few other motojournalists for a firsthand...
  • Manowar Guitarist Injured In Motorcycle Accident

    01/28/2006 12:34:01 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 22 replies · 2,467+ views
    knac.com ^ | January 28, 2006 @ 3:51 AM
    Karl Logan, lead guitarist of heavy metal powerhouse Manowar, was injured on Tuesday, January 24th 2006 in a motorcycle accident. Logan sustained severe injuries to his left arm, which will prevent him from performing for an as-yet-unknown period of time. "Manowar will have to reconsider all of our plans, but the good news is that Karl is ok and he'll be back stronger than ever," says Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio. Logan was preparing to record his lead guitar parts for the upcoming, yet to be named, Manowar album, the release of which will now be delayed. Touring plans are also...
  • Illinois Company refuses to cover motorcycle-related injuries (Health Insurance Discrimination!)

    01/21/2006 6:11:19 PM PST · by BlueOneGolf · 126 replies · 2,458+ views
    American Motorcyclist ^ | February 2006 | Bill Kresnak
    Health Care Denied Imagine you went to work one day, and your boss handed you a memo that said your employer, to protect the benefits of “responsible” employees, would no longer cover motorcycle-related injuries under the company’s health insurance? Plus, the company wouldn’t make good on its employee life insurance policy if you were killed in a motorcycle crash. You’d still be covered if you did almost anything else: bungee jumping, skydiving, scuba diving, skiing. Just not on your motorcycle. Outrageous? We think so. But that’s exactly what happened this summer to hundreds of workers at the American Coal...
  • Bill would give motorcycles green light to run on red

    01/16/2006 10:10:17 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 120 replies · 2,310+ views
    The State ^ | Jan. 12, 2006 | JOHN O&#8217;CONNOR
    They’d have to stop for red lights and check for traffic but then could proceed. Street-level complaints sometimes inspire letters to lawmakers. But Sumter resident Billy “Reb” Richardson took his concern one step further. He was inspired to write a law. Richardson got tired of getting stuck at traffic lights riding around the state on his Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle. His solution: Let motorcyclists drive through a red light once they have stopped and checked for traffic. Traffic lights often are triggered by sensors that pick up metal and mass when a vehicle stops on them, but some modern motorcycles...
  • Motor scooters: The new world, if you are brave

    10/09/2005 8:28:39 AM PDT · by bitt · 135 replies · 2,999+ views
    the Star ^ | 10/09/05 | Michael Bowers
    'I have always striven to be your full-service column-writer. For example, for readers who are not as immersed in the news as we copy editors, I have written helpful summary guides covering clowns such as Cindy ("Warmonger!") Sheehan and Joe ("Spy Leak!") Wilson. Then, two weeks ago, I described how to feed yourself until next February on just $400 by producing a Big Blue Bucket of Meat. Therefore, you should not be surprised that today I'm offering even more valuable information. I want to tell you how to beat the price of gas. The answer is simple: the motor scooter....
  • Greenville officer arrests man who stole his motorcycle

    10/02/2005 12:17:04 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 561+ views
    Greenville officer arrests man who stole his motorcycle Associated Press GREENVILLE, S.C. - A Greenville police officer found his stolen motorcycle after stopping a truck that didn't have its headlights on. Cpl. Jeremiah Motz said he saw a pickup driving through his apartment complex parking lot early Saturday morning with a bike in the back. "I was shocked," said Motz, who confirmed the motorcycle was the one taken from his yard the day before by checking the license tag. When the driver spotted the officer, he sped off, according to a police report. The truck eventually pulled over in a...
  • Body of missing motorcyclist,Melinda Moore, found

    09/30/2005 6:21:07 AM PDT · by smartin · 126 replies · 5,149+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | September 30, 2005 | Suzanne Herel
    (09-29) 9:24 PDT FORT ROSS -- The body of a Santa Rosa motorcyclist missing since Sept. 19 has been found along with her bike several hundred feet down a cliff off Highway 1 in Sonoma County, police said. Melinda Moore, 40, an avid biker and student at Santa Rosa Junior College, had last been seen by her fiance when she left the Santa Rosa home the couple shared. On Wednesday, a caller told police he had found a motorcycle helmet that day that matched the description of Moore's. He found the helmet on a rock alongside Highway 1 about 3...
  • Motorcyclist murdered: A 'warning' failure in road rage incident

    09/29/2005 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Blue Jays · 68 replies · 2,307+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | September 26, 2005 | Christine Armario
    A night before a driver pinned Igor Kruk's motorcycle to the back of a sport utility vehicle with his car, killing Kruk in what police are calling a fit of road rage, Kruk had a dream his bike was in pieces on the ground and that he was unable to put it together, his family said yesterday.
  • Might fatal accident have been avoided with a helmet?

    09/23/2005 3:37:58 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 189 replies · 2,684+ views
    Friday, September 23, 2005 Highway accident have been avoided with a helmet? Erin Stein of Lee was not wearing a helmet Wednesday night when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and crashed into a tree in downtown Dover Wednesday night. He was 32 years old and now he is dead. Would a helmet have saved his life, or were his injuries of such a nature that he would have died anyway? People at the scene did everything they could to make Erin Stein comfortable. Dover firefighters did everything they were trained to do. But it was too...
  • Vanity -- significant problems with recently-purchased used vehicle - what would you guys do?

    09/16/2005 8:33:49 PM PDT · by patricktschetter · 25 replies · 411+ views
    myself | 2005/09/16 | myself
    3 weeks ago I bought a used Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle from a dealership in another state. While I was riding it a week ago, I had a very low speed accident which damaged the bike (I wasn't hurt.) While I removed the damaged parts from the bike and waited for new parts I'd ordered from another dealership to arrive, I found many things which were wrong with the motorcycle, most significantly damage to the air filter housing which was not particularly evident from the outside of the bike, resulting in the engine ingesting dirt. I've put about 170 miles on...
  • Couple on motorcycle killed after stopping to take photo

    09/06/2005 4:33:17 AM PDT · by Archidamus · 40 replies · 1,892+ views
    AP via HoustonChronicle.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2005 | na
    CHEYENNE, WYO. - A man and a woman on a motorcycle were killed when they tried to turn around on Interstate 80 and were struck by a tractor-trailer rig near Pine Bluffs. David M. Rhoades, 55, and Lillian K. Rhoades, 50, both of Lewisville, Texas, stopped alongside the eastbound lanes Saturday to take pictures of the Nebraska state sign, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. David Rhoades then drove their 1995 Harley-Davidson across the median. He pulled into the path of a Volvo tractor-trailer, which hit the motorcycle broadside. The truck driver was not hurt.
  • Talk-Radio Host in Critical Condition

    08/26/2005 6:52:36 AM PDT · by jazzo · 111 replies · 3,800+ views
    kxly.com ^ | 8/25/2005 | kxly
    Nationally syndicated talk-show host Laurie Roth was critically injured in a motorcycle crash on highway 206 Thursday near Mount Spokane High School. Roth, who lives in the Spokane area and is heard locally on AM 590, hit a deer while riding her motorcycle just before 4 p.m. She was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where Thursday night she remained in critical condition. State Troopers say Roth was wearing her helmet at the time of the accident.
  • Texas (80mph!), Iowa (70), Indiana(70) Raise Maximum Speed Limit

    06/27/2005 8:37:42 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 280 replies · 13,460+ views
    http://www.thenewspaper.com ^ | 6/20/05 | not stated
    Drivers in Texas, Iowa, and Indiana will enjoy higher speed limits next month as legislation raising the top speeds on rural roads takes effect. On Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) signed HB 2257 into law making 80 MPH the maximum allowable speed in the state. Rural portions of I-10 and I-20 will enjoy the new top speed, while other rural roads could see the limit rise to 75 MPH. Both the state House and Senate adopted the legislation without opposition last month. On July 1, a law signed by Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (D) creating a 70 MPH speed...
  • {WY} Airman Dies After Motorcycle Collides with Van

    06/22/2005 8:02:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-22-05 | Rule, Juliette
    Airman dies after motorcycle collides with van By Juliette Rule rep9@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - She stopped and looked both ways, but she didn't see the motorcyclist. He couldn't stop in time to avoid crashing his new Yamaha motorcycle into the van. The crash happened about 5 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Powderhouse and Four Mile roads. Airman Justin R. Souza died at the scene. The van's driver, Donna Martin, wasn't hurt, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Martin hasn't been cited in connection with the crash, but that could be pending. The intersection is controlled...
  • Motorcyles Most Likely to Crash, Be Stolen

    06/20/2005 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 73 replies · 2,130+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/20/05 | Limbacher
    A recent study of claims data on more than two million motorcycles insured over the past three years by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, the country's largest motorcycle insurer, uncovers the makes and models of bikes most and least likely to be stolen or crashed. Motorcycle Thefts: Most Likely to be Stolen 1. Suzuki GSX-R Series 2. Yamaha YZF Series 3. Honda CBR Series 4. Suzuki Hayabusa 5. Kawasaki Ninja Series Least Likely to be Stolen 1. Suzuki Savage 2. BMW R1200C 3. Honda Rebel Series 4. Honda Shadow Series 5. Yamaha V-Star Motorcycle Crashes: Most Likely to be...
  • Man accused of ramming motorcycle, killing two riders, after argument

    05/11/2005 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 186 replies · 3,662+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 05/11/2005 | Associated Press
    Wednesday May 11, 2005 HIBBS, Pa. (AP) A man angry about an argument chased down a motorcycle and rammed it with his pickup truck, killing the bike's two riders, state police said. Edward A. Belch, 44, of McClellandtown, apparently got in an argument with the motorcycle's passengers Tuesday evening, authorities said. The two people then got on the motorcycle and left, and Belch followed them on state Route 21, passing other vehicles, until he hit the motorcycle, police said. Terri Lynn Gresko, 44, and a 54-year-old man whom police didn't immediately identify died at the scene. Belch was being held...