Motorcycle Chop Shop Bust Leads to One Arrest

Gig Harbor Man Arrested for Running Chop Shop

A 40-year-old Gig Harbor man was arrested last week after detectives discovered a chop shop with about 15 stolen cars, trailers and motorcycles on his property, according to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. According to the post, the man was booked into Pierce County Jail on Aug. 7 for investigation of first-degree possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, of unlawful manufacture…

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2017 Harley-Davidson Oil Cooler Line Recall

2017 Harley Electra Glide Oil Cooler Recall

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2017 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Special (FLHRXS), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), and Road Glide Special (FLTRXS) motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, a clamp used to secure an engine oil cooler line may have been improperly installed. CONSEQUENCE: The incorrectly installed clamp may result…

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Is Harley-Davidson Moving to Thailand?

Harley-Davidson to open Plant in Thailand

Harley-Davidson Inc. said it will build a plant in Thailand ’s Rayong province, southeast of Bangkok, in order to serve the Southeast Asian market. “This is absolutely not about taking jobs out of the United States,” Marc McAllister, a managing director of international sales at Harley-Davidson based in Singapore, told the New York Times. “This is about growing our business in Asia.” The United Steelworkers (USW), which represents members at…

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NICB: National Motorcycle Thefts Increasing

National Motorcycle Thefts Increase according to the NICB

Motorcycle thefts rose slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but the crime rate is still way down from where it was 10 years ago. So says the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which just released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States. In 2016, 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen, compared to 45,555 in 2015 – an increase of 2 percent. “Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in…

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Man Arrested for Harley-Davidson Bike Theft

Man Arrested for theft of Harley-Davidson Bike

A man very familiar to southeastern Indiana law enforcement has been charged with burglary for Stealing a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle in Dearborn County. Donald Sinnett, Jr., also known as Donald Seale, is in jail in Butler County, Ohio as a suspect in a burglary there. Now, authorities in Indiana are awaiting his extradition to face the new charges of Burglary (level 5 felony) and Theft (level 6 felony) filed April 12…

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Police Warn about String of Motorcycle Thefts

Orlando Police Warn of string of motorcycle thefts

Orlando police are investigating a string of motorcycle thefts from downtown apartment complexes, and detectives think two separate groups are responsible. One group, police said, stole a Suzuki GSX-R from the Nora complex on North Orange Ave on Feb. 2, then left it outside a hotel down the street with its starter system and seat missing. Those suspects also may be responsible for the March 18 theft of a Suzuki…

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Polaris Developing Electric Indian Motorcycle

Polaris to introduce Indian Electric Motorcycle

After Polaris Industries Inc. announced in January that it would wind down the operations of its Victory motorcycle brand, the status of the company’s electric motorcycle program remained unclear. But now that has changed under Polaris’s Indian brand of Motorcycles. Polaris motorcycles division president Steve Menneto recently said that the Medina, Minn.-based company is planning to roll out electric motorcycles under the company’s growing Indian brand in the next four to five…

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Harley-Davidson to Live Stream Indoor Races

Harley hosts Live Stream Indoor Races Free on Facebook

Grassroots indoor motorcycle racing action returns to Milwaukee and Harley-Davidson will be live-streaming the action from Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday. Racing will take place on the concrete floor of the BMO Bradley Center arena on an oval circuit soaked with sticky Dr. Pepper syrup, and race fans can catch every lap on a Harley-Davidson Facebook Live broadcast beginning at 7 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 17. Rusty Butcher (of…

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Nick Beaulieu New King of Custom Builders

New King of Custom Motorcycle Builders Named

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine. Beaulieu earned the title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday. “Winning such a prestigious competition is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a teenager,” said…

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Biker Arrested for Motorcycle Heist Video

Biker Caught After Posting Video of Motorcycle Heist on Facebook

It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Miami and the city’s tow truck drivers were about as busy as the hundreds of biker racing through the streets — sometimes in the wrong direction, more often than not, popping wheelies, during the annual “Bikes Up, Guns Down” rally. So when the Molina Towing driver was making his way down Northwest 68th Street near 12th Avenue with his haul of two…

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