Thursday, December 15, 2016

Over 23,000 Indian Motorcycles Recalled

Indian Recalls 23,000+ Motorcycles for Possible Fuel Leak

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA (December 14, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle Company has issued a recall for certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield, and Roadmaster motorcycles.

The fuel rail on the affected motorcycles may contact other components and result in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Approximately 23,746 motorcycles are impacted by this recall—all of which were manufactured between April 15, 2013 and July 15, 2016.

Pictured: Indian Chief Dark Horse Indian

Indian will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket on the affected motorcycles that will limit movement of the fuel rail. These repairs will be conducted free of charge to owners.

This recall is expected to begin this Month, December 2016. For further details, owners can contact Indian Motorcycle customer service at (877) 204-3697—reference recall number I-16-03.

To find out if your vehicle is affected by this recall, you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s online recall look-up tool here: SafeCar VIN Search

Harley-Davidson Servi-Car

A nice restored Harley-Davidson Servi-Car

The Servi-Car was designed during the Great Depression when Harley-Davidson was desperate to expand its product base to increase sales. Targeted at the automotive service industry, the vehicle was designed to be towed behind a car to be delivered to a customer; when the car was delivered at its destination, the driver would unhitch the Servi-Car and ride back to the garage. For this reason, it was available with a tow bar at the front and a large 60 Ah battery.

In addition to its intended use for car delivery and retrieval, the Servi-Car was also popular as a utility vehicle for small businesses and mobile vendors. They proved to be particularly popular with the police departments, some of which still used Servi-Cars into the 1990s.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kevin Bean're attempts coast to coast mini bike trip

Will travel over 3,000 miles to raise money for charity

 DAYTONA, FL (December 13, 2016) — Going after a 50cc mini bike long distance world record? Why not. Kevin Bean’re intends to ride coast to coast from Daytona to San Diego to add his name to the Guinness World Records. 

Kevin will ride with friend Tim Ford  for what is expected to be a 9-day 3000-mile trip, of course using mainly back roads.

This world record attempt is also the pretext to raise money for charity, the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, whose purpose is to advocate for ALD newborn screening in every state. ALD is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 18 000 people. 

Keven after breaking the 1st World Record

It most severely affects young boys and men with loss of muscle control and progressive dementia leading to death.

Kevin Bean’re and his riding companion intend to organize fund raisers along their way to San Diego and to carry some proposed legislation to several of the state capitals they will travel through. They also have plans to have individual pledges by the mileage that they accrue. 

Kevin Bean're relaxing atop his Harley-Davidson

There will be a page on the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation website for donations. The coast to coast ride will start from Daytona on March 20, the day after Daytona Bike Week is over. 

For more information about Kevin Bean're, visit his website @ Everything Bean're