Michigan Bikers Association Blog

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists have far less protection than the average motorist. There are no air bags or seat belts and the motorcyclist is not encased in protective steel and glass. There are only the clothes on ...
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Harley Davidson Brake Failure

The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley Davidson riders who say their brakes have failed without warning. 43,000 motorcycles are affected. 2008-2011 Harley Davidsons with anti lock ...
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New Law for Motorcycle Riders Signed by Governor

We have learned that the Governor has signed into law House Bill 4854 which waives the written test, and driving skills test for all motorcycle riders applying for a new motorcycle endorsement (CY) if ...
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Senate Bill 527 Proposed to Reinstate Helmet Law

On September 29 Senate Bill 527 was introduced by Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) to require that all motorcyclists and passengers wear crash helmets while riding. As most of you know, it is now ...
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Michigan Highway Voted Best Scenic Autumn Drive in the U.S.

M-22 Highway, near the Lake Michigan shoreline in the Northwest section of the state was voted by USA Today as the most scenic autumn drive in the nation. It's a 116 mile route along Lake Michigan ...
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June 15 is Ride to Work Day!

The 24th annual Ride to Work Day will be on June 15. Historically, the number of riders on the road that day will be DOUBLE the usual amount. This is a great thing for bikers. The more the auto ...
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Motorcycle Deaths Down Since the No-Helmet Option Became Law

We've all read and heard all of the "gloom and doom" stories about how the death rate in motorcycle accidents was going to rise dramatically when the NO-HELMET option became law. Well, ...
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ITS RIDING TIME!

I realize that we have all been cooped up in the arctic cold for many months. Our bikes are now coming out of the garage and we are finally back on the road. However this time of year is especially ...
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Michigan to Require Motorcycle Awareness Education for All Drivers

Accidents involving motorcyclists and bicyclists are notoriously dangerous to the riders involved. Too many of these incidents are the result of negligence or unpreparedness on the part of the ...
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Harley Davidson Issues Recall to Fix Clutches & Fuel Tanks

Harley Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year. The motor bike manufacturer stated that the clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and ...
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Harley Davidson Issues Recall of 66,000 Bikes

Harley Davidson has announced a recall of more than 66,000 ABS brake equipped touring bikes. These are for the 2014 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the ...
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Erik Buell Returns to Harley Davidson

A lot of riders loved riding Buell motorcycles while they were still around. Unfortunately, there were not enough of them to continue production of the bikes, as far as Harley Davidson was concerned. ...
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The Worst Neighbor: State Farm Refuses to Pay

A recent story (July 6, 2014) in the Oakland Press discusses a Centerline, MI man George Veness, 63, who is paralyzed and was riding his motorized electric scooter across a street near his home when a ...
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Harley Davidson Dealer Steps Up To Help Our Troops

This is a letter Reiman's Harley-Davidson sent to a deployed soldier storing his ride at their shop: "Enclosed you will find the check you mailed to us regarding the account of Christopher. ...
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BMW Issues "Do Not Ride" Notification for R 1200 RT Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad USA is issuing owners of the R 12000 RT 2013 motorcycles a "do not ride" warning until further notice. The R 1200 RT has a defective part which has caused the company to issue ...
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Michigan Biker Law Hosts Harleys at the Dragway

This last Friday, May 23, Michigan Biker Law hosted Harleys at the Drags at Milan Raceway. It was HUGE!! There had to be at least 1,000 people there. The event included drag racing, music, food and ...
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Motorcycles Ride Free Across Lake Michigan

If you're going to Wisconsin or anywhere else across Lake Michigan, you'll be able to take your motorcycle on the Lake Express Ferry for NO CHARGE with a paid passenger fare if you go between ...
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Why Hire an Attorney from Michigan Biker Law?

Why is it important that you hire a lawyer from Michigan Biker Law if you are the victim in a motorcycle accident ? The entire legal team at the firm is made up of lawyers who ride. We are focused ...
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What If the At-Fault Party Doesn't Have Any Insurance?

There are a high percentage of drivers on Michigan streets and highways that are violating state law by not carrying insurance. Unfortunately, drivers who violate the law in this manner are also far ...
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Three Steps You Should Take After a Motorcycle Accident

After a motorcycle accident, there are three urgent steps to take to protect your right to compensation. In cases in which another driver was at fault, which is the most common scenario, it can be ...
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Am I Required to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Michigan?

In 2012, the state of Michigan ended the mandatory use of motorcycle helmets, allowing motorcyclists to ride without a helmet under specific circumstances. The requirements for riding without a helmet ...
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Indian Motorcycle Company Offers Discount to Military Personnel

Thumbs up to Indian Motorcycle Company for their new program, "Honoring Heroes." This program extends $1,000 cash back to all U.S. Armed Forces personnel toward a new Indian Chief ...
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Return of the Valkyrie

Over the years, I have had many clients who rode Valkyries. Those who had them, or have them, love them. A very devoted following. Honda left a lot of riders very sad when they stopped making those ...
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Huge Christmas for Our Clients

We have been very busy this year working on our clients claims after they have suffered injuries from negligent automobile drivers. Here are examples of settlements JUST THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON, for ...
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Michigan Bikers Association Opening West Michigan Office

We are proud to announce that we are opening a new office in Grand Rapids. For many years we have represented injured bikers from the West Michigan area, with Grand Rapids being the single largest ...
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