wow. very impressive case you set up, and they still stuck it to you, presumably because you didn't hire one of their local lawyers. this is amazingly silly and frustrating, especially considering the loudness of harleys.
what was the case you cited? when you appeal, will you have to go in front of the same judge? i applaud your efforts to go in front of the judge without a lawyer, but it is amazing how much just having one there can affect the outcome of the case. do you have a lawyer friend that can at least give you some free advice?