A Canadian motorcyclist lay in a California drainage culvert for a week or longer before his body was discovered by a California Department of Transportation worker. Raymond Jack Taylor, 58, of Whitehorse, was riding a 2006 Harley-Davidson north on Highway 101 in northern Mendocino County, when he apparently ran off the road in a left … Continue reading Canadian motorcyclist found in culvert
Steering damper issues. Company: BMW Models involved: F800S, F800ST, K1200GT, K1200R, K1200S, R1200R (all 2007 models) Problem: Coating on inside face of the steering damper housing may come away and clog up the damper. Consequence: Clogged damper could impede steering damper action and make the bike’s steering stiff resulting in possible crash. Fix: Dealer will … Continue reading Latest Recalls
www.davidwilcoxrocks.com Harley-Davidson’s 105th birthday celebration in Toronto was a true biker party with everything essential except for good beer, according to one CMG regular and winner of the CMG ticket giveaway. Rui Pita is heading to Milwaukee this week for the official Harley-Davidson birthday party and a Bruce Springsteen show, but he says the Toronto … Continue reading H-D parties hearty in T.O.
Will buy just as much in ’09 It’s too early to be more than educated speculation, but at CMG we’re not expecting Canadian motorcycle prices to rise much in 2009. This is despite that fact that it’s widely accepted that Japan will increase its prices for the 2009 model year as currency values fluctuate and … Continue reading Prices not expected to jump
Who doesn’t love a parade? Boobs on Bikes was a ti … er, a hit, that is, as thousands turned out to witness New Zealand’s annual celebration of flesh and freedom in Wellington yesterday. About 30 topless young women rode motorcycles, tanks (yes, tanks) or sat in the back of convertible cars with tops down … Continue reading Boobs on Bikes draws thousands
Freestyle demos add sparkle to any show-and-shine www.fmxtour.com The British Columbia Coalition of Motorcyclists (BCCOM) held one of the country’s premier show-and-shine events on the weekend, with approximately 85,000 people visiting. The annual BCCOM show-and-shine is held in Gastown, an "old-town" area of Vancouver. It was also Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day in the west coast … Continue reading Gastown show a hit
Superbike champion and trainer Michel Mercier among inductees for 2008 Ten new individuals and two groups have been chosen for induction into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Peter Sheppard, president of the hall of fame, said there is a "growing inventory of nominees, with more coming in all the time." This year’s inductees are … Continue reading Canadians recognized
Is off-road riding good for you? A study by York University will look at the issue scientifically by sending test subjects out for trail rides and then putting them through lab tests. The study will take place at the Trail Tours site east of Toronto on Aug. 22 and 23, and will examine the health … Continue reading Fun, sure — but is it good for you?
A cleaning product that began as an automotive cleaning accessory is gaining acceptance among other users, its maker says, because it’s a water-based all purpose wax and polish that contains no petroleum distillates, alcohol, or ammonia. The product, Cajun Shine All, contains waxes, polymers, anti-static moisture and dirt repellents, and UV blockers, they say. It … Continue reading No-wash shine product
U.S. urged to look into motorcycle crash causes The U.S. Motorcycle Safety Foundation is calling for a planned motorcycle crash causation study to begin immediately. This comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s "annual assessment" that shows a steady increase in motorcycle crashes in the U.S., and plenty of theories, but no solid accounting … Continue reading Crash study urged