My Second Grandchild was born yesterday; Welcome to the world Isabella

My Granddaughter Isabella Just after Being Born on April 12, 2011
My Granddaughter Isabella Just after Being Born on April 12, 2011

Here she is, literally just out of the oven. (Right after birth)

Well what I can I say, my newest grandchild was born yesterday; her name is Isabella. At almost 8 pounds she is one hell of a healthy baby. All of her toes, fingers, eyes, and ears are there, so thank god for that.

I will meet her later this afternoon for the first time. It is funny how life works; I love my granddaughter, and I have not even met her yet.

If she takes after the family she is going to be an intelligent heartbreaker 🙂

My daughter Elsie is doing well after giving birth, so it does not get better than this.

Both of my parents are also proud to be great grandparents again as well.

After Isabella was born yesterday, I reflected on the cycles of life, the prospects for her future in these tough economic times, and life in general.

I suppose that men in my spot for thousands of human generations have contemplated the same things over the ages.

I think that Isabella and Nathan, my two grandchildren will have a great future. Above anything else, the three most important things I would like to teach them are; (1) love of family, (2) the need for education, and (3) to be good ethical persons in life.

At the moment I am a very happy man!

By Norman Gregory Fernandez, April 13, 2011

Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez to speak at the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law, at Arizona State University on April 6, 2011.

California Attorney at Law Norman Gregory Fernandez
California Attorney at Law Norman Gregory Fernandez

I, along with Mark Britton the founder of Avvo, and Attorney Janelle Orsi, will speak at the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law at Arizona State University on April 6, 2011.

You can see a flyer of the event by clicking here.

I am honored to join with the Legal Rebels project which is a part of the American Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Journal, in this event.

The Legal Rebels project’s goal is to profile attorneys who are remaking the legal profession. I am honored to be associated with this program.

The Biker Law Blog was picked at one of the top 100 law blogs by the American Bar Association Journal in 2007.

It is my opinion that there can be immense improvement in the practice of law, while maintaining strict old fashioned ethical boundaries.

It is my intent as an Attorney at Law and Officer of the Court, to make legal services accessible to all.

I enjoy speaking to fellow attorneys, and to law students who will soon be the next generation of attorneys themselves.

I believe that it is important to give back to the profession that I love as much as possible.

I will see you all at the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law at Arizona State University on April 6, 2011.

By California Attorney at Law Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq.

Suzuki Recalls 73,426 Motorcycles over Electrical Problem

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa
2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

American Suzuki is recalling 73,426 motorcycles built between July 2007 and September 2009 for an electrical problem.

Some regulator/rectifier assemblies were produced with insufficient adhesion between the power module (circuit board) and the rectifier case that contains a heat sink to dissipate heat. Due to insufficient adhesion, heat generated on the power module circuit board can cause the circuit board to deform and lift off the case. This condition causes excessive heat on the circuit board and uncontrolled electric current output, which can result in insufficient charging current being provided to the motorcycle battery. This can cause discharge of the battery and can lead to engine stalling and/or a no-start condition.

The models were manufactured from July 2007 through September 2009 that are equipped with regulator/rectifier assembles with the following part numbers: 32800-41F11, 32800-15H10, 32800-05H11, 32800-41G10, 32800-15H00, 32800-18H00, 32800-05G10, 32800-10G10, 32800-05H20 or 32800-06G01.

Suzuki is replacing the part free of charge on affected models.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the regulator/rectifier with an improved part for free. The recall is expected to begin on or about March 2.

In the paperwork filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Suzuki said it first recognized the issue in 2008, and tried to solve the problem with its parts supplier before issuing a recall. It reopened its investigation last September after receiving more than 180 reports of failure from its American dealers.

The recall affects the following models: 2008-2009 Burgman 400, 2008-2009 V-Storm 1000, 2008-2009 Bandit 1250, 2008-2009 GSX-R600, 2008-2009 GSX-R750, 2008 B-King, 2008-2010 Hayabusa, 2008-2010 GSX650F, 2009 SFV650, 2008-2010 VL800, 2008-2010 VLR1800, 2008-2010 VZ1500.

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Norm’s Tidbits, Tuesday February 8, 2011

Norm's TidbitsBiker Law Blog Software Upgrade and Addition: This morning we upgraded the Biker Law Blog software. We also added a function at the bottom of each post that allows you to tell your Facebook friends that you like an article. To tell your Facebook friends that you like an article, simply click the “Like” button on the bottom of the article. To Bookmark, Share, or Email an article move your mouse over the rectangular block that has “Share/Save” and the little icons in it at the bottom of each article. Once you do that, a new window will open up and you will be able to do what you want.

I took a Ride Today: I decided to take a ride today just for the hell of it. It was a bit nippy when I left my house. I started having trouble shifting from 1st gear to 2nd gear, and it appeared that my heel/toe shifter may have been a bit loose. I also had a bit too much play in my front brake. I decided to run my motorcycle by Antelope Valley Harley Davidson to have it checked out. While I waited, they adjusted my clutch, tightened the heel/toe shifter, serviced the front brake caliber, and washed my motorcycle, all for a grand total of $129.00. My motorcycle feels as good as new again, although they did inform me that my shift shaft seal needs to be replaced because there is a small leak, and I am due for a major service in 1400 miles. They told me they could do the entire repair and service in one day. That is what I call great service. Thanks Antelope Valley Harley Davidson.

Friggen freezing: On the way home from the Harley Davidson dealership, it was so damm cold that my ears, nose, hands, legs, and jewels all began to freeze. Man do I hate winter.

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © February 8, 2011

Happy New Year from the Biker Law Blog – 2011

Happy New Year 2011I want to wish all of you a happy new year, 2011. May you, your family, and your loved ones have a prosperous and healthy year.

Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq.
Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates

Announcing Norm’s Tidbits

Norm's TidbitsI have found that I would like to talk about a lot of things here on the Biker Law Blog that may not equal enough words to be a full blown article. I might just want to write a sentence or two on something.

Well, I come up with a solution; it is called Norm’s Tidbits. From here on out, if I want to throw a tidbit or two out, I will do so under the title Norm’s Tidbits.

Since a tidbit is not a full article, I may not put a picture in with the tidbit. I may even throw out a few tidbits under one heading.

I will give it a go here in the Biker Law Blog and see where it takes us.

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney, and Biker Lawyer, Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © 2010

The Biker Law Blog Welcomes Mobile Phone Users

The Biker Law Blog now has a mobile version for Cell Phone Users
The Biker Law Blog now has a mobile version for Cell Phone Users

The recent software upgrade to the Biker Law Blog, has now allowed me to present the “Biker Law Blog Mobile Phone Version” of this site automatically depending upon what type of phone you are using.

This feature is now live for all of you mobile phone and mobile device users.

Users of the mobile phones listed below, will now automatically see the mobile phone version of this site.

Persons using desktop computers, laptop computers, Apple iPad’s or other types of regular computers will still see the site in its normal mode.

The mobile phone version of the Biker Law Blog is a much lighter version that allows you to read the Biker Law Blog posts, without having to mess around with your phone to try to view it.

The mobile phone version of the Biker Law Blog is specifically optimized for your mobile phone. To see full pictures on the mobile site, simply click on them. Pictures on the mobile site are purposefully not fully shown when browsing, so your phone downloads the site faster.

Mobile phone users will still have the option to see the regular site on their phone by clicking on the “View Full Site” link on the screen or by typing in the following url into your phone: ?nomobile .

We invite you to surf the Biker Law Blog with your mobile phone and tell us what you think.

The following mobile phones are supported on the Biker Law Blog: (if you phone is not listed, chances are it is still supported.)

  • Android Device
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple iPod, Touch
  • BlackBerry Device
  • LG Phones
  • Motorola Phones
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nokia Phones
  • Opera Mini Device
  • Palm Device
  • Sony Ericson Phones
  • Samsung Phones
  • Sony Playstation Portable
  • Sony Playstation 3
  • Windows CE Device, Mobile IE

It just keeps getting better on the Biker Law Blog.

I would appreciate all comments on how you like the Biker Law Blog Mobile Version. You can send me your comments by submitting a comment below. You may also contact me privately by clicking here.

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, © August 2010

The Biker Law Blog is Moving to new software platform in 48 hours!

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez at the Laughlin River Run 2010
California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez at the Laughlin River Run 2010

**** Update 8/2/10 – As you can see, we are up on the new software. Please be patient as we get everything working on the new platform.

Well folks, for better or worse the time has finally come to convert the Biker Law Blog to a new software platform.

We have been working on moving this site to the new platform for over a month. That is why you have not seen many articles from me in the last month.

The conversion has been a nightmare. Getting the hundreds of articles, and thousands of user comments to the new system on a test domain has not been easy.

Once the conversion is done, there will literally be almost a thousand URL redirects that have to be done so all of the articles, links, etc., from the old software, will go to the new software.

The new software will be fully functional, however many of the design features of the new site will be worked on after the conversion is done.

I have finally decided to put my foot down on the conversion. This thing could go on for months. I am not willing to withhold my articles because I am waiting for a new system to be designed. So I have made the call to convert even before everything is finished.

Initially, the new software platform will look like the old software platform. I designed it that way.

However in the weeks following the conversion, you will notice new design and functionality tweaks.

If any of you notice any bugs or problems when the conversion is done, please let me know via the contact page on the new system.


Norman Gregory Fernandez
Attorney at Law

The Biker Law Blog is on the Move.

The Biker Law Blog is changing software platforms
California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer and Biker Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez at Laughlin River Run 2007

Actually, the title of this article should be that the Biker Law Blog is in the process of being converted. You see I am in the process of switching the Biker Law Blog to a different software platform.

The Biker Law Blog has literally become a beast of a website. The website, articles, media, and database on the website amount to almost 1 gigabyte (1,000 billion bytes) of data.

On top of that, I am getting about 1 million hits per month on the Biker Law Blog. The total data transferred each month is about 10 gigabytes of data, or 10 – 1000 billion bits of data per month. Further, we keep growing.

The Biker Law Blog has turned into a recognized motorcycle industry publication, and not just a law blog. For those of you who read the blog you know what I am talking about.

The software that the Biker Law Blog has been rock solid ever since I started the blog about 4 years ago. However, it has many limitations with respect to customization, and the ease of creating articles.

Many would say, it the software the blog is running on is not broken, why mess with it?

The answer to this question has caused me much grief. You see the guy who I paid to do the original customization of the Biker Law Blog is basically not around anymore. I have tried on numerous occasions to contact him, with no response.

Super Guru Ed B., the second customizer of the blog has gone on to greener pastures, and has told me that he has disassociated himself from the software that runs the blog due to an ethical conflict with the software’s creator.

Basically this has left me with a couple of choices. Do I stay with software that has worked for me, but that requires professional’s to upgrade and customize, or do I take a chance and go with a different platform that may not be so reliable (only time will tell), but that would make my job much simpler?

I have opted for the simple approach.

I am hoping that with automated daily backups using the new software, if something happens, I can simply restore the site.

The new software should be easier to customize, easier to do postings with, and will hopefully streamline the Biker Law Blog into a more manageable site.

As we speak, I have a test site up on a hidden domain.

I am trying to find a way to automatically get the posts, comments, and registered users from the existing Biker Law Blog software, into the new software on the test site. Since there is no current script to get this done, it may not be possible. Unfortunately, the current software that I use has no way to export the data, so it can be imported into another type of software. The designer’s rationale is that if they spend so much time creating the software, they do not want to help people leave it.

This is one of the big reasons I am leaving the software.

If I cannot automatically transfer the data to the new platform, I will literally have to manually transfer each post, comment and registered user to the new platform, one by one. This will take weeks since there are hundreds of posts, and thousands of comments.

Once the data is transferred to the new platform, we will then do the customization of the Blog to make it look sharp, be easier to use, and to make it simpler for users to register.

Registered users will no longer have to deal with the rampant spam that we have been hit with recently. I am sick of having to ban spammers on a daily basis manually.

Because of the changes that I am making to the new Biker Law Blog, and the time that it will take to transfer to the new platform, my postings will decrease temporarily until I get the new Blog done. Hell with a busy law practice, it is hard enough to write a blog as it is. Once the changeover is done, I can concentrate on blogging, and not software issues.

If you are a registered user of the Biker Law Blog, you will be receiving email updates to let you know what is going on.

Please be patient during this time of change.

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © June, 2010

New Security Measures for the Biker Law Blog; Sorry.

Captcha Security on Biker Law BlogWell as you read here, the Biker Law Blog has been getting spammed by people who are seeking reverse links back to their websites, which they believe will increase their search engine ranking. They leave comments such as “I really enjoyed this article” etc., on articles such as the death of a biker, etc. In other words they are submitting spam comments to build up their own webpages.

Now I do not care if people with websites submit valid comments on the Biker Law Blog, hell I encourage everyone to comment. However, enough is enough. I am sick of deleting and banning URL’s of spammer’s everyday.

When we last upgraded the Biker Law Blog software, super guru Ed B. implemented an anti-spam program he developed called Touring Test. Touring Test required unregistered users to answer a question before they could post a comment or register on the blog. Well the spammers figured a way around it.

I now have no choice but to make it more difficult for unregistered spammers to submit comments onto the Blog. I have re-implemented Captcha security onto the Blog.

Now any unregistered users wanting to submit comments to an article will have to type in two separate words separated by a space. Only a human being should be able to see and differentiate what the words are. There is also a voice option for vision impaired people.

If you are a registered user you will not have to worry about typing in the displayed words. To register as a member of the Biker Law Blog click here now.

I encourage all users to comment to your hearts content. I hope making you type in the two words that you see will not be too much of an inconvenience. We all have the spammers to thank for this.

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, © 2010

I am Getting Hitched on January 30, 2010; Another One Bites the Dust!

Elizabeth and Norman Engagement Photo, Redondo Beach, CA, 1-17-2010 *** January 29, 2010 Update – Tomorrow is the big day. My thoughts; Am I crazy for doing this? 🙂 stay tuned.

Well this is my first article of the year 2010. You may have been wondering why I have not posted anything lately; well it has been a hectic month, oh and by the way, I am getting married to my long time fiancé on January 30, 2010. (So long as she signs the 20 something page Prenuptial Agreement:))

First off this has been one hell of a busy month for me as soon as the New Year started.

My law firm handles many types of legal matters. I myself focus on Personal Injury and Family Law matters. My partners and associates handle other types of legal matters. Since the New Year the shit has hit the fan with work; I guess this is a good thing. I am preparing for a major motorcycle accident trial in Northern California, as I also help my other personal injury clients, and family law clients.

As fate would have it, all of this is happening on the month of my wedding. Geez Louise, I had no clue that getting married could be such a friggen nightmare with all of the planning and expenses. I will get to all of this below.

With respect to my bride to be Elizabeth, she is a real dang trooper I will tell you that. She stayed with me through probably one of the longest engagements in history, 9 years.

Heck, we have had our share of problems, and even broke up a few times, for some very short period’s time over the years. In the end, we just could not stay away from each other. We just had to be with each other. Don’t ask me to explain because I can’t.

How We Met

I met Elizabeth back in early 2001. I used to work out at Bally’s Gym in Chatsworth, CA many times per week. I was what you would call a serious gym rat. When I went to the gym I was very serious about my workouts, and tried to avoid talking to people, because it would interfere with my workouts. For this reason, I would go to the gym late at night about two hours before it closed at around 10:00pm during the week.

At the beginning of my weight lifting day workouts, I used to walk on the treadmill for 5 minutes in the cardio room 3 days per week. On my non weight lifting workout days, I would walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes per day 3 days per week.

While I was walking on the treadmill sometime in the year 2000 or 2001 one day, I noticed a good looking brunette in the mirror, sitting on a recumbent bike machine, peddling slowly, reading a magazine behind me. Since the treadmills were in front of the machine she was on, I saw her by looking at her through the mirror.

My Soon to be Wife Elizabeth 2

It seemed like every day that I went to the gym, I saw this good looking brunette gal sitting on the recumbent bike machine, peddling slowly, reading magazines. She was in my eye as the old saying goes. I noticed that she seemed to know everyone at the gym, many gals and guys would stop by her and talk to her.

I cannot explain it but one day while I was looking at her in the mirror, I knew that we would be together. Mind you, at this point I had never even talked to her, let alone said hello to her. I just knew we were going to be together. Talk about fate; anyway.

One day I got off of the treadmill, and said hello to her as I walked by her. This went on for sometime, day by day. We would just say hello to each other.

Eventually, we started having small conversations. Turns out she is a French Babe, etc. (for those that know me, it is an inside joke :)) I started to really like Elizabeth. At some point I could not wait to see her in the gym. I finally built up the nerve to ask her if she wanted to go out on a date. The rest is history.

Our First Date

When I asked Elizabeth to go out with me on a date, I told her that we would ride my motorcycle to a club in Hollywood. To my surprise she said yes. It takes a special kind of woman to get on the back of a motorcycle. I myself was always petrified to be a passenger on the back of a motorcycle. As it turns out, Elizabeth is a natural. Anyway, getting back to our first date………

My Soon to be Wife Elizabeth

When I picked her up for our first date, she looked very nice indeed. She had on some high heel boots, and a nice outfit. She jumped on the back of my motorcycle like she belonged there.

We rode my motorcycle from Chatsworth to Hollywood, CA. During the ride I accidentally brushed my hand up against her leg while she was sitting behind me on the motorcycle. (At least that is what I told her)

When we got to the Rainbow in Hollywood, we shared our first kiss pretty much right after she got off the motorcycle. (I always told her after that date that she was a wild woman!) We had one hell of a fun first date, but I must say that I took my time courting Elizabeth. I was a perfect gentleman with her. That is probably why we are still together after all of this time.

By the way, the day after our first date I discovered that Elizabeth had melted her boots on my brand new Cobra Slash Cut Pipes on the motorcycle. I was sick to my stomach. I spent hours trying get the melted rubber off of the chrome. It never came off.

As it turns out, she had spent hundreds of dollars on those new boots just for our first date. I guess she was looking forward to going out just as much as I was.

Elizabeth at the Grand Canyon
Elizabeth at the Grand Canyon

Elizabeth has stuck with me through hell and back over the past 9 years. As you can read in many articles on here, she has faithfully stayed by my side and on the back of my motorcycle when most women would say “hell no.” She has ridden on the back of my various motorcycles well over a couple of hundred thousand miles over the years. She has worn my property patch, and been right in the thick of the motorcycle club world even though she is a normie; a normie meaning no experience with the motorcycle world until she met me.

Heck, I remember one time; Elizabeth had some kind of surgery. She was in pain. My brothers were doing the “Halfway Run” up to Fresno, CA. She was supposed to ride in the chase van with one of my brothers, instead, at the first gas stop; she jumped out and got on the back of my motorcycle. She absolutely could not stand not being on the back of my motorcycle. She is that kind of woman. Loyal no matter what.

I have put her through her paces. I would estimate that hundreds if not thousands of bikers and motorcyclist over the past nine years have met Elizabeth as she rode with me to all types of events and biker social settings. Who can forget the time she panicked when we went up on the scissor crane at the Hollister Rally. (She literally freaked out)

When most of my brothers are riding by themselves because their old ladies wanted to stay home, Elizabeth was always behind me on my bike. Anyone who rides with me knows we ride as a team.

Elizabeth and Norman
Elizabeth and Norman

She has ridden with me through freezing cold, rain, blistering heat, for thousands and thousands of miles. She is a true shotgun rider and a trooper.

She was even by my side one time when my club was surrounded by another club at the Las Vegas Biker Fest in 2004. She was smart enough to get out of the middle of the circle. The club that surrounded us ending up becoming good friends of mine and we had a late dinner right after the incident. (Luckily one of my brothers put his hand out for a handshake but this is a whole other story)

Elizabeth has been that diamond gal that every man hopes to meet in his life. She is the angel on my shoulder when I want to do something stupid. She gives me encouragement, advice, and pushes me to be my best. The least I can do is marry her right?

As I sit here typing this article, I can literally think of what seems like unlimited times she has been there for me. When I was sick she was there for me, when I had some internet stalkers and whacko’s threatening me, she was there for me, when I expanded my law practice she was there for me. What more can a man want?

Now she is in law school herself. I think we would make a good husband and wife attorney team!

The Pending Marriage

My friends, brothers, and family who know me know that I am not a flashy type of guy. I would be satisfied with a simple wedding in Las Vegas with a few close friends and family.

I do not know what has happened, but my wedding has turned into the Barnum and Bailey circus. Hell, we have the fancy ceremony and reception location, all of the dang planning involved in that. Invitations, photographers, DJ, Officiant, Dress, Tuxedos, cake, guest list, diamond rings, flowers, this and that, even a dam cake topper and serving set.

My Soon to be Wife Elizabeth at Neptunes Net
Elizabeth at Neptune's Net

This is going to probably be one of the fanciest dang weddings of 2010. Our guest list is huge.

Guess who has to pay for all of this?

Hell I told Elizabeth, “I could buy a new top of the line Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle for cash with what this damm wedding is going to cost me.” “I should just get the Harley.”

Then again, looking at her pictures above, I think she is worth it 🙂

So what can I say in 16 days, 6 hours, and 52 minutes as of the writing of this article, I will tie the knot; Mazeltov.

By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and California Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © 2010

Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle Safety Recall

Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle Safety RecallTouring Safety Recall Campaign 0141

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 touring family motorcycles, including CVO touring and trike products, manufactured from June 6, 2008 through November 19, 2009. The front fuel tank mounts may distort in reaction to severe frame damage from a frontal collision. This condition may cause a fuel leak at the weld of the front bracket to the tunnel.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, which could lead to injury or death to the rider.

Dealers will install a left and right brace, which are intended to reduce front mount distortion during certain crash conditions. This repair will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about December 14, 2009. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Model: Model Designation: Model Years:
FLHP Electra Glide® Standard Police 2009-2010
FLHPE Road King® Police (CA) 2009-2010
FLHR Road King® 2009-2010
FLHR SHRINE Road King® Shrine 2009-2010
FLHRC Road King® Classic 2009-2010
FLHT Electra Glide® Standard 2009-2010
FLHTC Electra Glide® Classic 2009-2010
FLHTCU Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® 2009-2010
FLHTCU SHRINE Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® Shrine 2009-2010
FLHTCU w/sidecar Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® w/sidecar 2009-2010
FLHTCU4-CVO CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® Japan 2009
FLHTCUSE4 CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® 2009
FLHTCUSE5 CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® 2010
FLHTCUTG Tri Glide™ Ultra Classic® 2009-2010
FLHTK Electra Glide® Ultra Limited 2010
FLHTP Electra Glide® Standard Police 2009-2010
FLHX Street Glide® 2009-2010
FLHXSE CVO™ Street Glide® 2010
FLHXXX Street Glide® Trike 2010
FLTR Road Glide® 2009
FLTR3-CVO CVO™ Road Glide® (Japan) 2009
FLTRSE3 CVO™ Road Glide® 2009

Below is a letter that Harley Davidson is sending out to owners of the affected models:
Dear Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Owner:

This notice is being sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists on certain model year 2009 and 2010 Touring family vehicles including CVO touring and Trike products) built June 6, 2008 through November 19, 2009. On these vehicles, the fuel tank front mounts may distort in reaction to severe frame damage from a frontal collision. This condition may cause a fuel leak at the weld of the front bracket to the tunnel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire, which could lead to injury or
death of the rider.

Our records indicate that you purchased one of the affected motorcycles.
We strongly urge you to contact your dealer to make arrangements to have the appropriate service performed as soon as possible.

Please contact your authorized Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer immediately and arrange an appointment to have your motorcycle repaired. Your dealer will install a left and right hand brace, which are intended to reduce front mount distortion during certain crash conditions. Actual dealer labor time to perform this service will be less than one hour; however, due to scheduling, the dealer may require your motorcycle for a longer period of time. The parts and labor will be free of charge to you.

To verify that the service has been completed, your dealer will ask you to sign a recall claim. If you have sold your motorcycle, please forward the appropriate information about your purchaser. This will enable us to contact him/her and advise that person of this recall. Also, Federal law requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within ten days.

If you have had this defect repaired before you received this letter, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a pre-notification remedy of the problem associated with this recall. For more information contact Harley-Davidson at 1-414-343-4056. Should you choose to ride your motorcycle prior to this service, we urge you to be aware of this condition.

If you take your motorcycle to your dealer on a mutually agreed upon date and they do not perform the required service to your satisfaction, please contact Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. for immediate assistance at the address or telephone number listed on this letterhead. If your dealer or Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. fails or is unable to remedy your motorcycle without charge within a reasonable time, you may wish to inform the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or contact NHTSA at

We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, but we are initiating this action in the interest of your personal safety and satisfaction with our products. Thank You for your cooperation.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc.

If you have been injured as a result of the above defect call my office immediately at 800-816-1529 x.1 or you may go to my website at .

By California Motorcycle Lawyer and Motorcycle Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., 2009

yee haw! We’re upgrading :)

Super Guru EdB
Super Guru EdB

Reckon y’all noticed some stuff being a bit different here eh? That’s the idea behind upgrading of course. So I’m like … I dunno … 84.2 percent done. All I gotta still do is figure out what ain’t right and make it right 😉 I’m working on quite a few missing images – they’ll all be back where they belong fairly soon. And something else but I got distracted by something shiny. Give it another day or so before you bring problems to the management okay? It’s been a long strange trip so far and we still got a long way to go is the thing. No worries – it’ll all work out.

Oh and all you registered folk will have to log in again. Sorry, but if I didn’t make it make you log in again half of us would be fighting cookie problems till the cows came home, slept it off, and went out dancin’ again.

OMG I almost forgot! I’m the so-called Super Guru EdB. I had me this crazy idea that if I could upgrade a biker lawyer blog and not get beat up or sued over how much I mess up then maybe I could do this sort of thing for like cash ya know? Or at least get a little link-love out of it (which is where y’all take the hint and visit my web and … uh … OMG another shiny thing!)

PS: the upgrade didn’t happen this past weekend due to connectivity issues on my end and hosting problems on Norm’s end. It happens ya know? All good though. All.Good.

The Biker Law Blog is Being Upgraded this Weekend!

Biker Law Blog is being upgraded this weekend! *** 3/16/09 Update: The Blog was not upgraded this weekend as planned due to technical difficulties. Just an FYI, the upgrade will be taking place anytime, so if you see some weird stuff on here, or the blog is down, you know why!

Well it is finally going to happen. Super Guru Ed B. is going to be upgrading the Biker Law Blog this weekend to a much more powerful version of the software that the blog runs on right now.

There will be immediate changes such as the background color of the side panel, hyperlinks will now be brown so they can be seen better. They will turn black after you visit them.

Instead of using Captcha spam protection which requires you to type in a bunch of characters that even I have a hard time seeing some time, you will now be asked to answer a simple question like what color is grass, etc., in order to post comments and to register. It should be much easier to now register and post comments.

I am going to add a form so you can register for my newsletter without you having to register for the blog, but it is good to do both if you want to keep up to date.

We have disabled trackbacks because they now basically obsolete and no one sees to be using them anymore.

There will be much more on the sidebar, you will be able to see at a glance some recent articles, and comments. You will be able to navigate better in you enter the blog via a permalink.

There will be static pages added to the blog from time to time as needed. Eventually, the Biker Law Blog will maybe become a biker portal with forums and all.

During the upgrade you may see some bizzare screens, or no screen. There may be some downtime. Rest assured, Ed B. will get us up this weekend. After that, I am going to have to learn the new version of the software for new posts. This is a substantial upgrade.

I am inviting all persons who want to have their articles published on the Biker Law Blog as guest authors to contact me. I would sure like to open this up the the biker community as a whole.

See you all after the upgrade!

California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez

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