Bill Miko

Bill Miko
Motorcycle Consultant/Litigation Support

American Motorcycle Forensics
37232 N 109th Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Phone: (480) 262-0039

E-mail: bill@AmericanMotorcycleForensics.com
Web: www.AmericanMotorcycleForensics.com


Areas of Expertise:

A certified expert in all aspects of motorcycle operation including  Chassis Service, Electrical Diagnostics, Fuel Injection, Powertrain, Motorcycle Operation and Function

  • Pre-impact and Post-impact Velocities
  • Vehicle Trajectory
  • Cause Analysis
  • Lamp Analysis
  • Human Factors
  • Motorcycle Inspection                        
  • Component Failure Determination   
  • Motorcycle Handleability Testing and Analysis
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Motorcycle Tire Defect Litigation
  • Repair Fraud
  • O.E.M vs Aftermarket Parts
  • Training

Education:

1980 Harley-Davidson Factory Training
1992-2006 Harley-Davidson University Training
1993 Buell Motor Company Trained
1994 Fuel Injection Trained
1994 Dynamometer Trained
1994  Engine Management System
1994  FAA Pilot Certifications: Commercial Multi-Engine, Instrument, Single Engine Land
1995  Titan Motorcycle Company Trained
1997  Harley-Davidson Service Training
2001  V-Rod Initial Technical Training
2005  Harley-Davidson Expert Technician Certification
2005  Harley-Davidson Master Chassis Technician Certification
2005  Harley-Davidson Master Powertrain Technician Certification
2006 Harley-Davidson Master of Technology Certification
2007 Big Dog Motorcycle University Trained
2010 Accident Investigation-1 Northwestern University
2013 ThunderMax EFI training

Experience:

1975-1980 Technician – Harley-Davidson Cycle Center, MA
Set up and inspected new motorcycles, and diagnosed, repaired, and road tested customers motorcycles

1980-2006 Service Manager/Shop Foreman/Dealer Management – Harley-Davidson Cycle Center, MA
Served as a liaison between Harley-Davidson Motor Company technical support and dealership
Provided expertise in all areas of chassis, powertrain, electrical, and service technology
Consulted with customers on major engine repair, upgrading, design and build custom motorcycles
Prepared motorcycle crash damage estimates, repaired and road tested    motorcycles involved in accidents
Developed and patented lowering blocks for Harley-Davidson model FLH motorcycle in 1984
Built numerous award winning motorcycles for customers
Operated a Massachusetts Motorcycle Inspection station within the dealership
Responsible for the outfitting and maintenance of numerous municipalities’ police motorcycles including Mass State Police
Successfully diagnosed a variety of mechanical issues referred by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company when other dealerships could not resolve the problems
Provided technical expertise in legal issues for the dealership in court proceedings
Served on the board of directors for W.S Enterprises d.b.a Harley-Davidson Cycle Center

2008-2010 Host/Principal – Motorcycle Radio Network
Review new motorcycles and motorcycle-related products on nationally-syndicated weekly radio show
Help listeners solve a variety of technical and mechanical issues on motorcycles

2009-2011 Technical Editor – Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine
Co-author of feature column explaining different technical aspects of motorcycling to readers

2010-Formed Motorcycle Radio Garage LLC– Bikers Defense ™ vitamin line
Motorcycle Garage Wear FTC- RN# 133679

2010-Present-President American Motorcycle Forensics
Providing expertise in all areas of motorcycle operation

2011-Present-Owner Motorcycle Garage
Sell and repair Harley-Davidson, Victory, and Big Dog motorcycles

2012-United States Patent Pend 61/743,847
Tuned Intake

2013-ThunderMax Training
ECM Fuel Management

Honors:
1992 World of Wheels, Boston, MA-Winner
1992 50th Anniversary Rats Hole Motorcycle Show, Daytona Beach, FL – Winner-Café Class
1992 Harley-Davidson Ride in Show, Daytona Beach, FL – Second Overall
1993 World of Wheels, Boston, MA-Winner
1995 EasyRiders  Magazine, “Readers Rides” Featured bike
1998 Costal Classic Motorcycle Show – Winner – Best of Show
1998 World of Wheels, Boston, MA-Winner
1999 World of Wheels, Boston, MA-Winner
2000 World of Wheels, Boston, MA-Winner
2001 American Iron Magazine, (December), “Red Hog” feature article
2005 American Iron Magazine Bike Show, Sturgis SD – Winner
2007 American Iron Magazine, (March), Featured bike
2015 American Iron Bagger Magazine,(March), Featured bike

1975-Present-Motorcycle Manufactures Serviced:
American IronHorse
Arlen Ness
Aermacchi
Big Dog
Big Bear Choppers
Bourgette
Buell
Care Free Customs
California Motorcycle Co
Excelsiar-Henderson
Harley-Davidson
Indian
Moto Morini
Orange County Choppers
Surgical-Steeds
Swift
Titan
Triumph
Victory
VonDutch
West Coast Choppers
Yaffe Customs

1975-Present-Motorcycle Distributors and Manufactures Worked With:
Accel
Accutronix
Aero Charger
Arlen Ness
American Freedom Performance
Avon Tires
Bad Dads
Ballistic
Barnett
Bassani Exh
Bazzaz
Bell Ray
Bikers Choice
Burly
Cobra
Colony
Cometic
CP Pistons
Custom Chrome Inc
Custom Dynamics
Cycle Shack
Cycle Visions
Dakota Digital
DP Brakes
Drag Specialties
Dunlop Tire
DynaTek
Dyno Jet
EBC Brakes
Feuling
Joker Machine
Kraft/Tek
K&N
LA Choppers
Legend Suspension
Lucas Oil
Metzeler Tire
Mikuni USA
Michellin Tire
Parts Unlimited
Paughco
Performance Machine
Pingle
Perelli Tire
Perewitz
Pro One
Rivera Primo
Rolling Thunder
Revolution Performance
Ride Wright
Rolland Sands
Russell
Rush
Screamin Eagle Performance
S&S Cycle
Sinister
ThunderMax
Thunder Heart
Trask
TTS Master Tune
Twin Power
Ultima
Vance Hines
Wiseco Pistons
Zippers Cycle

Writing and Publications:

Co-author, “Cooler Heads”, Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine,
August/September issue, 2009: p95

Co-author, “Big Bore”, Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine,
March issue, 2010: p96

Co-author, “Balancing Act”, Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine,
April/May issue, 2010: p96

Co-author, “A Tale of Two Twins” Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine,
June/July issue, 2010: p96

Author, “Wobbles, Weaves, and High-Sides” Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine,
October issue, 2010: p96

Author, “Helmet Safety Facts” Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine,
November/December issue, 2010: p96

Writing Internet:

Author,Supercross is Good Family Fun”, UltimateMotorcycling.com
January 17, 2010

Author, “Precision Cooling”, UltimateMotorcycling.com,
January 25, 2010

Author, “OCC Says Goodbye”, UltimateMotorcycling.com,
February 11, 2010

Author, “V-Twin Expo”, UltimateMotorcycling.com,
February 18, 2010

Author, “The Cool Factor”, UltimateMotorcycling.com,
February 27, 2010

Author, “Big Bore Kit”, UltimateMotorcycling.com,
April 22, 2010

Author, “Motorcycle Helmet Safety Facts”, UltimateMotorcycling.com
May 14, 2010

Author, “Motorcycle Weight Ratings”, UltimateMotorcycling.com
April 7, 2011

Affiliations:

American Motorcyclist Association

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association