American Motorcycle Forensics

Summary of Qualifications

Consultant / Expert Witness: With more than 40 years of experience in the motorcycle industry, Bill Miko has had a coveted career. As a former Harley-Davidson dealer, Master Technician, Custom bike builder, technical writer for Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine and host of the Motorcycle Radio Network a weekly nationally syndicated radio show. A certified expert in Chassis Service, Electrical Diagnostics, Fuel Injection, Power Train, motorcycle operation and function. All aspects of operation are covered, including mechanical and electrical system malfunction analysis, damage evidence, deformation/penetration patterns and helmet inspection, as well as operator performance evaluation.

Professional Background:

1975-1979
Apprenticed as a part time service technician at Harley-Davidson Cycle Center, Hyannis Ma training for Harley-Davidson certification

1980-2006
Employed as a full time service technician and attained Harley-Davidson Master of Technology status.

1990-2006
Appointed to the board of directors at W.S Enterprises, d.b.a Harley-Davidson Cycle Center

2008-2010
Founder and co-host of the Motorcycle Radio Network, a weekly, nationally syndicated radio show that airs on 60 stations across the country

2009-2011
Technical Editor for Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine (formally Motorcycling Robb Report)

2010-Present

Founder/President of American Motorcycle Forensics

2011- Present

Founder/President of Motorcycle Garage

Education:

1980 High School Diploma, Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Ma
1980-2006 Harley-Davidson University
1993 Buell Motor Company Trained
1994 Fuel Injection System Trained
1994 Dynometer Training by Dyno Jet
1994 Certified FAA Pilot- Commercial Multi Engine, Instrument, Single Engine Land
1994 Engine Management Systems
1995 Titan Motorcycle Company Trained 1995
1997 Harley- Davidson Service Training
2001 V-Rod Initial Technical Training
2005 Certified Registered Expert
2005 Certified Registered Master Chassis
2005 Certified Registered Master Power Train
2007 Big Dog University Trained
2010 Accident Investigation-1 Northwestern University

2013 ThunderMax Training

Experience:

1975-1980
Responsibilities included the inspection and preparation of new motorcycles, and the successful diagnosis, repair, and road testing of motorcycles

1980-present
Responsibilities included serving as a liaison between Harley- Davidson Motor Company technical support and the local dealership
Providing expertise in the areas of chassis, powertrain, electrical, and service technology
Consulting with customers on major engine repair and upgrading
Design and building of custom motorcycles
Worked with insurance company’s writing estimates for the repair of accident damage to motorcycles
Proper repair and road testing of motorcycles that have been involved in accidents
Developed and patented lowering blocks for Harley-Davidson motorcycle model FLH in 1984
Successfully diagnosed a variety of mechanical issues referred to Harley-Davidson Cycle Center by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company when other dealerships could not resolve the issues
Provided technical expertise in legal issues for the dealership in court proceedings
Served on the Board of Directors for WS Enterprises d.b.a Harley-Davidson Cycle Center
As host of the Motorcycle Radio Network Bill helps listeners solve a variety of technical and mechanical issues on motorcycles
As a technical writer for Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine Bill provides readers with informative and thought provoking articles
Built numerous award winning custom bikes 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

Honors:

World of Wheels, Boston Mass- Winner 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000
Winner of the 50th Anniversary Rats Hole show in Daytona Beach, Cafe Class
Winner of the American Iron Bike Show in Sturgis SD, 2005
Easy Rider Invitational Show, Columbus Ohio- Best Radical Class 3rd place
Second place in the Harley-Davidson Ride in Show, Daytona Beach
Coastal Classis Best of Show, 1988
Easy Rider Magazine, readers ride Featured Bike, 1995
America Iron magazine, December 2001- Featured a custom built bike called “ Red Hog”
American Iron Magazine, March 2007- Featured Bike

Affiliations:

American Motorcyclist Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association