Motorcycle News Headlines: Business Is Good, and Minority Motorcyclists

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Is motorcycling becoming mainstream? New book looks at black bikers. Riding Rabbi needed. Look both ways before crossing. Women in Motorcycling conference set for summer 2006. Harley wants to reset the circuits on some FLs.

**Good Times for the Motorcycle Business **
TV shows, soaring gas prices, manufacturer incentives, and soldiers returning to civilian life are helping fuel bike sales.
USA Today
Boston Globe, MA
Miami Herald, FL
KRDO-TV, CO
Springfield News-Leader, MO
Miami Herald, FL

"Soul on Bikes" Shreds Stereotypes
Book about black bikers looks at the cultures of black bike clubs and at changes that mirror the civil-rights movement.
Courier-Journal, KY

**Wanted: A Rabbi Who Rides **
The King David Bikers are looking for a road captain.
Sun-Sentinel, FL
Business Wire

**Harley Recalls Some FL Models for Circuit-Breaker Replacement **
Harley has recalled some 2001 to 2003 Touring models to replace a potential problematic main (40-amp) circuit breaker. This is the company's release:

_On Monday, March 22nd Harley-Davidson Motor Company advised its U.S. dealers of a voluntary recall on a circuit breaker which is used on certain 2001 through 2003 model motorcycles. Widely circulated media coverage of this recall inaccurately reported the models that are affected.

The vehicles included in this recall are fuel-injected 2001 to 2003 model year Electra Glide Classics and Electra Glide Ultra Classics (models FLHTCI and FLHTCUI), 2001 model year Screamin' Eagle Road Glides (model FLTRSEI-2) and 2001 to 2003 model year police motorcycles (models FLHPI, FLHPEI, and FLHTPI).

Upon notification from the Motor Company in the next few weeks, owners of these motorcycles are encouraged to take their vehicle to a Harley-Davidson dealer to have the appropriate service performed. The required service is expected to take less than one hour and is provided free of charge to the owner.

Harley has also recalled some carbureted 2004 Wide Glides for petccoks.
Safety Alerts

**Lawsuit on Harley Twin Cam Engines Tossed Out **
The court says problems with the then-new engine did not make H-D liable for possible loss in value.
Post-Crescent, WI

**AMA Slates Fourth Women in Motorcycling Conference for 2006 **
The AMA's Women & Motorcycling Conference has been scheduled for June 29 through July 3, 2006 in Athens, GA.
AMA DirectLink

**Another Reason to Look Both Ways Entering Any Intersection **
A fleeing felon probably won't bother to stop at a light or stop sign on the crossing street.
AMA DirectLInk
CNN

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