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Motorcycle restoration a loving tribute to Dennis Robinsons older brother, Steven

motorcycle restoration a loving tribute to dennis robinsons older brother, stevenSeptember 17th, 2014For years, Steven Robinson's Honda motorcycle was a painful reminder of his 2010 death in a traffic accident.Today, the restored bike stands as a gleaming tribute to a beloved brother and a life cut tragically short."It just amazes me to see it sitting there," said Dennis Robinson, growing emotional as he looked at his brother's motorcycle outside TBC Hot Rods and Bikes on Russell Street.Dennis Robinson, 54, said he grew up idolizing his older brother, relying on hi…

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A Rock Hill man is accused of stealing a motorcycle he borrowed for a charity

a rock hill man is accused of stealing a motorcycle he borrowed for a charitySeptember 10th, 2014ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill man is accused of stealing a motorcycle he borrowed for a charity bike ride last month.Vernon Nelson, 40, was arrested Tuesday and charged with breach of trust, according to Rock Hill Police.A woman told police she lent her 2009 Harley Davidson to Nelson on Aug. 22 so he could participate in a charity motorcycle ride the following day. He was supposed to return the bike two days later but he didn't. The woman hasn't been able to get in touch with him s…

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Harley-Davidson brings new electric motorcycle to Kansas City

harley-davidson brings new electric motorcycle to kansas citySeptember 9th, 2014Worth Harley-Davidson is offering people an opportunity to ride Harley-Davidson's first hand built, non-production, custom electric motorcycle from Thursday through Saturday.Project Livewire is not under production, but Harley-Davidson is taking it on a nationwide tour to get customer feedback. Just 35 of the motorcycles were built, and 11 are currently in Kansas City for the first time.The bike is a major change of pace for the motorcycle manufacturer that is known for its lo…

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Honda recalls 126K motorcycles for a 2nd time

honda recalls 126k motorcycles for a 2nd timeSeptember 8th, 2014Honda Motor Co. is recalling 126,000 motorcycles for a second time because their brakes can malfunction.The recall covers Honda's GL-1800 motorcycles for model years 2001-2010 and 2012. A problem with the secondary brake master cylinder can cause the rear brake to drag, potentially leading to a crash or fire.Honda had received 533 complaints through July 24, including reports of eight small fires. There have been no reports of crashes or injuries as a result of the problem.Hon…

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Harley rally to bring boost for economy

harley rally to bring boost for economySeptember 4th, 2014Rocky Mount is primed to hold one of its bigger events of the year on Friday.For the first time ever, the city is part of the NC State Harley Owners Group Rally, which is the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in the world with nearly a million members around the globe. The annual event for Harley-Davidson riders is a four-day weekend of planned activities along U.S. 64 dubbed “Door to Door on 64,” starting Wednesday in Murphy, continuing today in Statesville, t…

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Motorcycles will roar for late biker legend Don Tilley

motorcycles will roar for late biker legend don tilleySeptember 2nd, 2014Hundreds of Harley riders will converge on Statesville Sunday to celebrate the life of Don Tilley, who died as he lived most of his 78 years: Riding a motorcycle with his wife.Tilley was a legend in racing and Harley-Davidson circles, having led all 20 of Kyle Petty’s “ Charity Ride Across America” treks to raise money for seriously ill children. He died when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville Friday evening.Robinette Tilley, his wif…

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Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

ozone in colorado mountains surprises researchersAugust 28th, 2014DENVER (AP) - Researchers say they're surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the Colorado mountains from urban and rural areas below.Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and NASA say an intensive examination of pollution along the northern Front Range found ozone all the way up to the Continental Divide.They say mountain ozone levels were similar to or greater than levels at lower elevations in some cas…

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Harleys Not Alone in the Electric Motorcycle Race

harleys not alone in the electric motorcycle raceAugust 27th, 2014Harley-Davidson’s (HOG) latest model is sure to induce cringes among many die-hard bikers: an electric motorcycle. Project Livewire, now in beta and touring the U.S. to give test rides to Harley fans, boasts zero emissions, far less noise than a standard Harley, and no gearbox. The all-electric motorcycle is missing quite a few of the attributes that make a Harley what it is.Considering this is a company that famously attempted to trademark the distinctive sound made by a Harley…

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Sikhs denied exemption from Ontario’s motorcycle helmet law

sikhs denied exemption from ontario’s motorcycle helmet lawAugust 26th, 2014Motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario will not be exempted from the province’s helmet law, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided.The Canadian Sikh Association says it received a letter last week from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans as British Columbia and Manitoba currently allow.“After careful deliberation, we have determined that we will not grant this type of exemption as it would pose a road safet…

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Justin Bieber nearly crashes into pedestrian while illegally riding motorcycle on sidewalk

justin bieber nearly crashes into pedestrian while illegally riding motorcycle on sidewalkAugust 25th, 2014Justin Bieber had a close call on the road.The 'Baby' singer took his Can-Am Spyder 3-wheeled motorcyle for a joyride in Beverly Hills on Thursday. In trying to avoid traffic, he nearly hit a pedestrian, according to TMZ.Bieber, clad in a flannel shirt and jeans, illegally moved his bike onto the sidewalk after encountering bumper-to-bumper traffic. On his way off the sidewalk and back on to the street, he nearly hit an elderly woman who was using a walker.The close encounter di…

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