Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Florida, I rode south to see my friend Al
Bulling who runs “The Last Resort Bar” in Port Orange and have a couple of
While I was there
the place was invaded by a wild bunch of scooter riders. It was John Cloud
and his crew from Har-Lee USA. It was COOL. They pulled in, backed up to the
curb and dismounted, profiled and started to have fun.
John builds these
scooters called Har-Lee at his factory in West Palm Beach, Florida. They
come assembled and ready to ride and have a 5.5 horsepower Tecumsech
electric start engine, 4-gallon gas tank, chrome spoke wheels, a headlight
and taillight and can be registered for road use. Hell, they just rode into
the place liked they owned it.
Of course for
those like Al who always wants something different you can get ape hanger
handlebars, floorboards, fishtail pipes, custom paint and all kinds of other
The things had no
sooner backed to the curb and the crowd started. There were females lined up
to sit on and pose on them. These things drew more females than any other
bikes I saw. Now, guys, if that is the only reason you ride this may be the
hot deal for you.
Of course Al took
one for a ride, and we even put Big Gerry on one just to see if it would
Let me tell you I
had BIG FUN hanging out with these guys. OK, OK, the dollies they were
pulling didn’t hurt either, and the beer was cold.
If you want more
information on these scooters you can contact Har-Lee USA at 821 N.
Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33415. Phone: 561-721-0920 or
contact ROGUE at