New legislation aims to stop funding for motorcycle checkpoints

By: Dodsfall
March 7th, 2014
9:34 am

New legislation aims to stop funding for motorcycle checkpoints

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate to keep federal dollars from funding motorcycle-only checkpoints at the state and local level. Seen as discriminatory and wasteful by many, checkpoints where motorcyclists are stopped for random checks by law enforcement are not popular with the riding community.

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Personal observations from the International Motorcycle Show-Part 3

By: Dodsfall
February 17th, 2014
7:57 am

Personal observations from the International Motorcycle Show-Part 3

As posted in Part 1 and Part 2, the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago was a busy place for motorcycle enthusiasts. This article will wrap up my observations from the show.

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Personal observations from the International Motorcycle Show-Part 2

By: Dodsfall
February 16th, 2014
12:16 pm

Personal observations from the International Motorcycle Show-Part 2

As discussed in an earlier article, I attended the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago last week. There are a few more biased observations and opinions to follow.

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Personal observations from the International Motorcycle Show-Part 1

By: Dodsfall
February 15th, 2014
7:57 am

Personal observations from the International Motorcycle Show-Part 1

I attended the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) last Sunday in Chicago. There were quite a few display models to sit on and a few demonstrations by the vendors. After trying out several motorcycles for fit and making some mental notes, I've come to have some good, biased opinions.

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Motorcycle mob incident caught on camera

By: Dodsfall
January 24th, 2014
11:50 pm

Motorcycle mob incident caught on camera

Motorcycle riders in New York City were again caught on camera blocking traffic and forcing pedestrians off of sidewalks.

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Military personnel get $1000 cash back from Indian

By: Dodsfall
January 17th, 2014
5:26 am

Military personnel get $1000 cash back from Indian

Indian Motorcycle has announced a program that extends a $1000 cash back incentive to all US and Canadian military service members. The Honoring Heroes program covers the purchase of the new Indian Chief motorcycles.

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Pope Francis auctions off his Harley

By: Dodsfall
January 17th, 2014
4:35 am

Pope Francis auctions off his Harley

Pope Francis was given a Harley Davidson last June when 35,000 motorcycle enthusiasts visited Rome for an audience with the Pope. He has decided to auction the motorcycle and give the proceeds to charity.

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Thousands of BMW owners get recall notices

By: Dodsfall
January 16th, 2014
4:59 pm

Thousands of BMW owners get recall notices

Potential cracks in a critical fuel component in some BMW motorcycles has caused thousands of owners to get a notice from BMW. The fuel pump flanges of the effected motorcycles could be cracked enough to cause a fuel leak.

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Hearing loss is linked to motorcycle riding

By: Dodsfall
January 13th, 2014
7:54 am

Hearing loss is linked to motorcycle riding

Safety studies for motorcycles have been done for many years. Helmets, jackets, gloves, and boots come in many different styles and brands offering quite a bit of protection for riders. One item that hasn't been studied very much is damage caused by riding to a motorcyclist’s hearing.

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Motorcyclist that attempts to cross a wash catches it all on video

By: Dodsfall
January 12th, 2014
7:54 pm

Motorcyclist that attempts to cross a wash catches it all on video

Motorists are often warned not to cross roads that are washed out as a result of a flash flood. One rider attempted to cross just such an area while filming the ride.

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