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billandhollyThe Motorcycle Garage Is Owned By Bill Miko and Holly Hathcock. Bill is a former Massachusetts Harley-Davidson dealer of 30 years and a master technician. After selling the dealership in 2006, he was offered a position to work for Harley-Davidson at the desert testing facility in Mesa Arizona, but decided not to take the job, so he could concentrate on his nationally syndicated radio show, The Motorcycle Radio Network with co-host Todd Wilson. During this time Bill and Holly started their own shirt company Motorcycle Garage Wear and a vitamin and skin-care line, Bikers Defense. Bill also became technical editor for Ultimate Motorcycling Magazine and president of American Motorcycle Forensics. After living in Phoenix and having the numerous requests to work on motorcycles in his garage by customers who were just fed-up with the lack of workmanship at the dealer level, he opted to open The Motorcycle Garage at 10846 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix. This is a full service facility specializing in Harley-Davidson and Buell repairs to full-blown customs. American Iron Magazine has featured some of his bikes, and he has also won the prestigious Rats Hole and World of Wheels shows. All service is done on-site with a level of customer service not seen in Phoenix. Bill has two motto’s, Tuned to Perfection and Dealer Know how without the attitude. Please stop in and see for yourself.

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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

Education:
1980-2006 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
2010 Accident Investigation-1 Northwestern University

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

2009-2010 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

2012-United States Patent 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

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