It's a wild and wooley news day...

Harley-Davidson has issued a DO NOT RIDE notice to their customers and a DO NOT DELIVER order to their dealers on touring motorcycle models: FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE and FLHRSE, plus Softail CVOs and Trikes, models FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE, built between May 3, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013

If you own one of these models and have not yet gotten your notice - PLEASE do not ride your bike but load it up and take it to your dealer! 

Apperently the hydraulic clutch is not disengaging properly making the bikes hard to slow down or stop.

Honda has launched their new CBR300R and is saying goodbye to their CBR250R, although it was launched in China, it is a "global" bike according to the article from Visor Down

In BC, three riders lost their motorcycles for speeding for 7 days, one of them crashed in front of the arresting officer. All three were were in their 20's and live in Abbotsford.

In Ottawa police are on the hunt for a motorcyclist from Quebec riding a yellow sport bike after he broke an officers arm while riding past him.

In the US, an entreprenuer came up with a new helmet he hopes will reduce motorcycle crashes.  According to the article, the Skelly helmet  will provide GPS information but it isn’t projected on the visor itself but onto a display that appears to the rider as if it’s about 6 meters ahead of them. It doesn’t interfere with the rider’s primary field of view and allows riders to lift the helmet visor without losing the display.

In International News - the Bandidos are reportedly turing in their colors in droves after the announcement of a new harsh law in Queensland Australia.

The new law will make it illegal to ride in groups, to wear colors in hotels and will see a special jail built just for bikers that will have them in lock down 23 hours a day.  

The new law includes mandatory 15-year sentences for drug possession, trafficking, dangerous driving and assault, plus an extra 10 years for office-holding bikers, unless the gang member becomes an informant.

I wonder why the Mongols have decided to patch the Finks over when the rest of the 1% world seems to be fleeing Queensland?

I am finally getting over jet lag and getting back into a more normal work rythym.  I had heard that jet lag can kick your arse harshly, now I know first hand just how badly!

I hope your Thursday is a good one, and if you subscribe to our newspaper, The Busted Knuckle Chronicles, that you are enjoying your paper today.

I leave you with a few funnies, shared with me by friends on Facebook and by emails.
Laughter is an important part of a healthy life!

If you are blessed to be riding today, please ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you.

Until tomorrow,

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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