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« Reply #375 on: April 03, 2017, 07:06:32 PM »
The state might not promote motorcycling (like Ohio or WV) but the various winter sports businesses do a good job bringing in motorcyclists in the off season.  VT is high on my list!

Me too!  so many reasons to want to go there.  Some of them don;t even start with "beer".

That's why I really enjoy heading up to Bennington for the Triumph Bash (actually all bikes are welcome).

This year I'll be heading up on 5/31 for the tenth anniversary of this event.
 
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« Reply #376 on: April 03, 2017, 07:33:23 PM »
Me too!  so many reasons to want to go there.  Some of them don;t even start with "beer".

Like passing on the double yellow "when safe to do so"?
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« Reply #377 on: April 06, 2017, 07:07:43 PM »
US Senate Establishes Motorcycle Caucus

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/us-senate-motorcycle-caucus/

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« Reply #379 on: April 18, 2017, 10:25:56 PM »
Are Smartphones in the Process of Replacing OEM Instrument Panels? (News)

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2017/04/are-smartphones-in-the-process-of-replacing-oem-instrument-panels/
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« Reply #380 on: April 19, 2017, 09:30:40 AM »
Are Smartphones in the Process of Replacing OEM Instrument Panels? (News)

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2017/04/are-smartphones-in-the-process-of-replacing-oem-instrument-panels/


I would love to have an ipad or iphone plus as my dash, with a good mapping GPS app.  But, I need all the maps installed so I'm off-line.

Also, the iPhones touch screen is not glove friendly like a Garmin.  So, you'd need texting gloves.
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« Reply #381 on: April 19, 2017, 04:33:42 PM »
My guess would be that if phones were generally incorporated, then gloves would change, or you could have a stylus on a string.  A phone is pretty small though relative to my dash and a gps  combined.  They could go multi function, but even now I need the manual to find half the functions on my display.
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« Reply #382 on: May 13, 2017, 08:47:56 AM »
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« Reply #383 on: May 23, 2017, 06:31:09 PM »
Even Harley-Davidson Can’t Resist the Tug of Overseas Factories


HONG KONG — President Trump has held up Harley-Davidson as a pillar of American manufacturing.

“We’re proud of you! Made in America, Harley-Davidson,” Mr. Trump said to the company’s leather-clad top executives in February as five of its motorcycles rumbled on the White House lawn.
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But even as he praised Harley-Davidson’s all-American credentials, the company was busily building a new plant — in Thailand.

Harley-Davidson, an icon of American style and know-how, serves as a strong example of the nuanced economic realities that are pushing American companies to lay off workers at home and set up new factories overseas. Unions representing its workers accuse the company of cutting American jobs to hire lower-paid foreign workers. Yet global trade barriers and proximity to a growing base of new customers also play roles, complexities inherent in Mr. Trump’s ambition to overhaul trade policy.

Motorcycles made in the new factory — plans for which had not been previously disclosed — will be sold in Asia, not the United States, which its domestic plants will continue to serve, Harley-Davidson said.

“This is absolutely not about taking jobs out of the United States,” said Marc D. McAllister, a managing director of international sales at Harley-Davidson based in Singapore. “This is about growing our business in Asia.”
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Still, unions representing its workers in the United States are not pleased.

“Why couldn’t we build them in the U.S. and export them?” asked Leo W. Gerard, the international president of the United Steelworkers, which represents Harley-Davidson workers at plants in Wisconsin and Missouri. He expressed concern that the company could be entering a “race to the bottom” in pursuit of lower labor costs.
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« Reply #384 on: June 05, 2017, 09:43:26 PM »
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« Reply #385 on: June 07, 2017, 07:21:23 AM »
East Haven steps up motorcycle enforcement

http://wtnh.com/2017/06/04/east-haven-police-enforcing-motorcycle-safety/


The East Haven Police Department says they suggest motorcyclists to do the following to ensure they stay as safe as possible while out riding:

    Attend a motorcycle rider safety course.
    Possess a valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement.
    Wear protective gear including eye protection, helmets and high visibility/ protective clothing.
    Operate motorcycles that are appropriate to their degree of skill.
    Ride sober.
    Be a defensive driver.
    Follow all traffic laws.
    Pay close attention to the vehicles around them, especially at intersections where a lot of motorcycle accidents occur.

Right!!

So motorists can continue to drive drunk, distracted, etc, etc.
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« Reply #386 on: June 07, 2017, 09:02:52 AM »
I think it's because East Haven has had A LOT of MC crashes lately that where inexperienced, unlicensed, drunk or riding like a-holes.

That said they have never really enforced motor vehicle laws down there!
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« Reply #387 on: June 07, 2017, 06:49:41 PM »
Since the state is quickly nearing broke, maybe their looking for additional revenue!
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« Reply #388 on: June 24, 2017, 11:19:41 AM »
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« Reply #389 on: June 24, 2017, 11:22:00 AM »
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