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  • Matt Black Sportster Cafe Racer

    Return of the Cafe Racers
    Geoff Baldwin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Harley's continue to be the underdog in the Cafe Racer scene. Although I've featured plenty of Harley Davidson Cafe Racers here before they always seen to be received with mixed opinions, many of which tend to be negative. People talk about them being too heavy or handling horribly, but I can't help think there are many  bikes made by other manufacturers that could easily be described the same way, but for some reason avoid the negative comments when they are customised. Is it because there's a strong divide in the motorcycle scene between Harley owners and the rest of us? Or…
  • There Is Never Enough Space On A Motorcycle

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    Mike Werner
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #Funny #Panniers #Cargo - No matter what you do, there never is enough space on your motorcycle to bring things with you. Even with panniers, topcase, tank bags, etc ... it's never enough. Until now..... these panniers will even fit a dead body. ...
  • Spied: Ducati 1199 Panigale R

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    Jesse Kiser
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    TweetLook at what we spied this past Monday, July 28th – it’s the new 2015 Ducati 1199 Panigale R leaving one of Ducati’s European facilities. As you can see, the Ducati engineer who was riding the bike wasn’t too happy with the photographer. He wagged his finger once, made eye contact, and then throttled down to avoid more photos. Too slow, Junior, maybe next time. We’d seen photos of the bare-skin, carbon-fiber Ducati earlier this year and spent some time speculating on exactly which model it would be. It appears, but of course it’s not confirmed, that this is…
  • More Details On The New Honda CB300F

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    Jason Avant
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TweetThe new Honda CB300F – Is It The Ultimate Entry-Level Motorcycle? What’s the BEST bike for a new rider? It’s a question that every noob asks. I’d posed it myself in a RideApart article a few weeks back, and quickly discovered that most riders have VERY differing opinions on the subject. The folks at Honda – no strangers to producing bikes for entry-level riders – believe they have the answer: the 2015 CB300F (ed. note: we’ll be testing the 2015 CB300F very soon and will have a full review soon). The CB300F looks to be the CBR300R’s naked twin brother (or sister…
  • Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

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    Chris Hunter
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    You don’t see many customs based on brand new motorcycles. It’s usually a good few years before the grinder is fired up and the sparks begin to fly. So this machine is something of a rarity: it’s a V7 Stone tweaked by Stefano Venier into a scrambler, and destined to do battle with the potholes and taxi cabs of New York City. “The bike went straight from the store to the shop,” says Venier. “The idea was to build a Moto Guzzi scrambler, a really fun theme to work on.” The client was inspired by Venier’s NTX-based ‘Tractor 75’—a big hit with our readers a year ago—and…
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  • The Hoverbike Moves to Kickstarter - The new quadrotor version is available as a scaled down prototype

    Paul Crowe
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Do you remember Chris Malloy and his Hoverbike? It was just over three years ago when we wrote about his attempts to build a twin rotor, BMW powered flying motorcycle of sorts. The conversation following that article was quite entertaining, and I think you'll be happy to know, Chris is […]
  • Riding Motorcycles Among the Robots - You're going to need a transponder

    Paul Crowe
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - A little while back we has a pretty lively discussion about robots on our roads, but, even with the rapidly approaching technology, you still have a little time before the mass adoption of robotic vehicles makes every trip a chance to catch up on your sleep, but, near term, there […]
  • The Flying Millyard V-Twin - Building a proper frame for an enormous engine is no easy task

    Paul Crowe
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - An email arrived the other day from one of our readers who had just returned home from the Cassington Classic Brit Bike Show. He'd just taken a few photos of Allen Millyard's giant boardtracker, the Flying Millyard, built to house the engine he had created using two cylinders from a […]
  • R18 Reverse Trike Kit for the Honda Gold Wing GL1800 and F6B - Will all trikes eventually be reverse trikes?

    Paul Crowe
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - There are a lot of trike conversions available, but very few kits put the dual wheels up front, Qtec Engineering is one, offering a Harley Davidson kit, and Hannigan has a Gold Wing quad, but they never offered it as a reverse trike, so when I noticed this Gold Wing […]
  • Building an Updated Triumph Hurricane - Why wait for Triumph when you can do it yourself?

    Paul Crowe
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Original article from: - Original article from: - Mark McLean has a soft spot for the original Triumph Hurricane and he hoped the factory might come out with an updated version one day, but you can only wait so long before admitting the obvious, it ain't happening. What to do? Well, you start looking for a proper donor […]
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  • Qatar announced as final 2014 WSBK round

    Samantha Wanless
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    Entrance to the Losail circuit, floodlights seen. QATAR has been announced as the 'over-seas' round ending the 2014 World Superbike season in November under the floodlights.The FIM and Dorna have announced that they have added another round scheduled for 2nd November 2014 – the re-introduction of the Losail International Circuit, Qatar.Qatar has been on the World Superbike calendar previously from 2005-2009 although this year it will take place under the floodlights as seen in MotoGP - a first for World Superbikes. Alterations to the World Superbike calendar also include the…
  • Driver appeals twoyear ban for causing motorcyclists death

    Visordown News
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    The junction where the collision took place A WOMAN who caused a motorcyclist's death by careless driving is appealing to have her two-year ban from the roads reduced.Maureen Haller, 58, was driving a black Audi which collided with motorcyclist and father-of-two Matthew Thompson on Februay 16 last year.Aprilia rider Thompson, 32, died in hospital from injuries sustained in the collision, which happened at a junction on the A149 at Castle Rising, Norfolk.Haller pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and was banned from the roads for two years at King's Lynn Magistrates Court on…
  • How To Crash 101

    Luke Bowler
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Not even his Rossi Rep lid could save him from that crash. Related Content Yamaha R1 rider loses front end on right hander Crashing but not crashing Spiderman motorcycle crash One day, you'll crash Or is this the save of the (last) century?
  • Kawasaki and BikeSafe launch offroad skills course

    Visordown News
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    KAWASAKI and BikeSafe are launching a new off-road skills scheme to help increase confidence and safety in all riding conditions.The courses will be available at a number of UK venues and are designed to cater for those new to off-road riding and experienced riders alike.Kawasaki staff, including former Paris-Dakar competitor Mick Extance and multiple MX champion Lee Dunham, aim to teach things such as machine control under low traction conditions, how to predict and rectify instability and hazard anticipation.The scheme includes the use of an off-road bike and all relevant safety equipment…
  • Test ride a KTM to win a VIP factory tour

    Visordown News
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    KTM has announced riders who test ride a new bike from the 2014 street fleet on August 9 could win a VIP tour of the KTM Factory in Austria.All you have to do is book in a test ride by selecting a bike and then choose a preferred dealer destination.Demo riders will then automatically be entered into a lottery, with the top prize being a VIP tour of the KTM Factory in Mattighofen for two, including flights, meals and accommodation.Two runner-up prizes are also available: vouchers to spend on KTM PowerWear, worth £500 and £250.Bikes available to test ride include the new 1290…
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  • The Project

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Many years I’ve had an idea in my head.  I knew what I wanted to do.  I simply had to find the right pieces.  Today I found what I thought would be the ones. I couldn’t wait to get home and start to work.  It was scalding hot with impending thunderstorms.  I gathered my tools and set about the task at hand.   I had barely started when this big dark cloud drifted overhead. Sure thing it let out a loud clap of thunder and started to rain.  Well that put a damper on things for now.  I gathered all my tools and brought them back into the garage. I decided to sit there and…
  • The Final Countdown

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Here we are basically a month away from the start of hunting seasons here in Tennessee.  I can’t wait for the opening of squirrel season.  I have grand visions of working my two Mountain Feists a few times a week.  I’ve seen some encouraging signs from both of them over the summer.  Not to mention what they showed me during our spring squirrel season.   Although it can and will be frustrating at times, I’m looking forward to seeing these two grow and mature.  Jordan being older is doing very good on general commands and obedience.  Buster on the other hand, well…
  • The Grand Scheme of Things

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    I’ve spent the past few days burning up the last of my vacation time for the year.  The way life is these days for me there wasn’t any big plans.  I’m not able to take any trips of substantial distance.  That’s okay with me.  I’m doing what needs to be done. The days of jumping on a motorcycle and heading off into the sunset are over.  In fact I believe my riding days are done with. That is a period of my life that gave me many wonderful memories.   I stopped at a little diner for some lunch yesterday.  While enjoying my meal I was thinking about the…
  • First Harvest

    30 Jun 2014 | 11:25 am
    Last night i enjoyed some fruits of my labors. Vegetables to be more accurate.   I picked some squash from my little raised bed garden. Then I reached over and pulled an onion from the ground.  Soon they had been washed and sliced and put into a pot.  Add a little water and seasoning and the flavors were filling the air.  To finish out this simple meal I heated up a couple peaces of ham.  This may seem boring to you. That’s okay if it is. But you see it’s something much deeper for me.  That small raised bed garden takes me back to growing up and helping Daddy with his…
  • Viola Valley Hunting Supply

    9 Jun 2014 | 10:22 am
    Not long ago I was searching for a tracking collar to use on my hunting dogs.  I try to find the small local businesses anytime I can. In doing so I ran across a jewel of a place.  Viola Valley Hunting Supply is owned by Rodney Wright.  Rodney has been hunting for over 40 years.  His love of the outdoors and hunting is what gave birth to Viola Valley Hunting Supply. If you want anything from briar proof  clothing to boots to lights to leads and collars, Rodney is the man to see.  He not only sells these products, he uses them himself.  He took the time to show me how the tracking…
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  • Fassbender takes to the track

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    X-Men star Michael Fassbender had his first ever track experience yesterday at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. He follows hot on the heels of fellow X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, who visited the school two weeks ago....
  • New Yamaha R1 on the way

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike retains the basic engine design of...
  • Work experience opportunity at MCN

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Interested in a career in digital media? Know a bit about motorcycles and your way around a PC? You could be just the person we’re looking for. is undergoing a significant revamp and as part of this work we...
  • Go karting with Bradley Smith in association with Oxford Products

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Fancy getting stuck in to a bit of elbow bashing on track with Bradley Smith? Well here’s your chance. MCN is offering one lucky reader the chance to tear up the fantastic Daytona Circuit in Milton Keynes with the Tech3...
  • New MCN July 30: The real Marquez

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 30. - Marquez exclusive interview: "I prefer bikes to girls. Bikes never complain."- Hesketh 24 first ride- Haslam wins Suzuka again- 80 years of...
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  • Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

    Chris Hunter
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    You don’t see many customs based on brand new motorcycles. It’s usually a good few years before the grinder is fired up and the sparks begin to fly. So this machine is something of a rarity: it’s a V7 Stone tweaked by Stefano Venier into a scrambler, and destined to do battle with the potholes and taxi cabs of New York City. “The bike went straight from the store to the shop,” says Venier. “The idea was to build a Moto Guzzi scrambler, a really fun theme to work on.” The client was inspired by Venier’s NTX-based ‘Tractor 75’—a big hit with our readers a year ago—and…
  • So you want to build custom bikes?

    Wesley Reyneke
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    For the second edition of The Bike EXIF Panel, we’re picking the brains of seven of the world’s top custom builders. The topic: what’s it like building custom motorcycles for a living? From the USA we have Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles and Greg Hageman of Hageman Motorcycles. Across the pond are Tim Rogers of Spirit of the Seventies in the UK, Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts in Taiwan, and the legendary Wrenchmonkees crew in Copenhagen: Nicholas Bech and Per Nielsen. Onto the questions: What advice would you give to anyone considering a…
  • Jan Sallings’ Honda 350

    Chris Hunter
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Every now and then, it’s good to go back to the blueprint. And this is as good as you’ll get. It’s a textbook resto-mod of a classic 1970s Honda, dripping with charm and style. Builder Jan Sallings has an eye for detail—and the steady hand required for quality work. The mods he’s made to his 1973 Honda 350 are a great guide for anyone who wants to give their vintage bike a dose of café racer flair. The basics are all there: Jan has detabbed the frame and smoothed out the welds, and added extra bracing above and below the engine. The tank is a Benelli Mojave—probably one of the…
  • CRD’s new boxer twins

    Wesley Reyneke
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    A few years ago you couldn’t sneeze without hitting a custom Honda CB. But the baton has now been passed to the BMW R-series. And with good reason too—old ‘airheads’ are easy to come by and bulletproof. With a simple layout and a removable subframe, they’re great for customizing. The Spanish workshop Café Racer Dreams doesn’t just customize BMWs, but it’s racked up an impressive portfolio of boxer-powered builds—including a couple of newer models, like the R1200S that led our recent Top 10 best customs roundup. Orders for classic BMWs from CRD are streaming in.
  • BSA A50 by Hazan Motorworks

    Shaik Ridzwan
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Barely six months ago, Max Hazan shifted his workshop from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. But the cross-country trip barely interrupted his stride. This stark and beautiful BSA A50, the first build to come out of Max’s new LA shop, was completed in just five weeks. It’s a commissioned bike, built for a client who already has a Hazan XS650 in his garage. And with such a short deadline, there was no time to shop around for parts. Instead, Max had to build everything from scratch—and being a master craftsman and artist, that’s how he likes it. The design is the simplest form of a motorcycle,…
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    Scott Cochran
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Company to Host Thousands for Demo Rides and Link Customers to Daily Entertainment with New Free Mobile App MILWAUKEE (July 30, 2014) – Harley-Davidson® is kicking off the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota with a full arsenal of activities and events that will electrify all motorcycle enthusiasts. The highly anticipated rally runs […] The post HARLEY-DAVIDSON® IGNITES 2014 STURGIS RALLY appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Slingshot By Polaris-Extreme Edge of Motorcycling

    Scott Cochran
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
      Polaris makes toys.  A lot of these toys appeal to boys from the age of about 18 to 80.  Polaris has a history of knowing what guys want even before they do.  This $3.8 billion dollar power-sports powerhouse gives its designers a lot of rope to create vehicles that tickle the imagination of toy-loving […] The post Slingshot By Polaris-Extreme Edge of Motorcycling appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • HD Street Models Delayed Due To Supply Chain Issues

    Scott Cochran
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    If you were looking to buy the new Street motorcycles – one of Harley-Davidson Inc.’s newest models expected to hit dealerships in June – you might be waiting a few more months. The Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles are the first all-new platform the Milwaukee manufacturer has released in 13 years. But supply chain problems […] The post HD Street Models Delayed Due To Supply Chain Issues appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Star Raises A Boat Load of Cash Using Motorcycles

    Scott Cochran
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Nashville, TN (July 22, 2014) – Country music star and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan had a hugely successful weekend as his 8th Annual Charity event raised a staggering $60,000 while fans enjoyed the beautiful middle Tennessee weather, a hair-raising motocross exhibition and some great musical moments! The event took place on Sunday, July 20th in Morgan’s hometown […] The post Star Raises A Boat Load of Cash Using Motorcycles appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • You’ll Never Guess Who Sturgis Picked to Lead Mayor’s Ride

    Scott Cochran
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    The Rapid City Journal is reporting that Lance Armstrong will lead the annual Mayor’s Ride in Sturgis on Monday August 4th.  Rally officials defend their choice and say Lance deserves another chance.  “We understand the controversy that surrounds Lance, but we are willing to meet it head on. The city of Sturgis is about second […] The post You’ll Never Guess Who Sturgis Picked to Lead Mayor’s Ride appeared first on USRiderNews.
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    Forty Years On Two Wheels

  • Silver Smoke Fountain of Youth

    Doug Klassen
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    1974 BMW R90S in factory style "Silver Smoke" on the road, 1974 You guys that pay attention to my ramblings might recall I bought an R90S new in late '73 when they first came out.  House of Yamaha / BMW in Santa Monica, CA got in two of them, I bought one and Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers comedy duo bought the other.  I was 22 years old, had a decent job working for
  • The 10th Anniversary of 40on2

    Doug Klassen
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Gold Wing Sunset Ten years ago today Forty Years On Two Wheels sprung to life from the flotsam and jetsam of motorcycle stories and thoughts rattling around in my head.   Something past 400 blog entries have been made, some of them good, and there are a handful of which I'm really proud.  I only rarely used anything but my own writing and photos; for good or ill I want the blog to be a
  • Art, Individualism, Or Just Stupid?

    Doug Klassen
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I spend too much time on-line but at least a lot of it is spent on motorcycle sites.  As I look at what's being done in the custom world these days with so-called bobbers, rat bikes, or even cafe bikes,  I get the feeling that a lot of what's being feted out there in publications and custom bike blogs was never intended to be ridden, or not ridden any further than from its trailer to the bike
  • Then Came Bronson

    Doug Klassen
    30 May 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A replica of Jim Bronson's bike. It's been pointed out to me by friends that I left an important movie off of my list of Motorcycle Movies You Should See.  That movie is Then Came Bronson. Then Came Bronson (TV movie) Then Came Bronson was a TV series from 1969-70.  The pilot was a made-for-TV movie by the same title.  The story revolved around "Jim Bronson," a newspaper reporter who
  • Some Fun With Old Photos

    Doug Klassen
    18 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Above is the old Pinal County Court House, the main image from 1938, the Gold Wing image is my 2002 Gold Wing photographed there about 2008.   I've passed the court house countless times now and stopped periodically to photograph it alone or often with a bike in front of it.  It seemed like combining the pictures would be fun so I did.  I've seen it done around the 'net with various historic
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  • Book Review: Ride Like Hell and you’ll Get There

    Jesper Bram
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Ride Like Hell and You’ll Get There chronicles,in the main, Paul’s efforts to race in Speed Week on a motorcycle (of sorts) engineered to run on bio-diesel fuel and go very fast on a salt lake in the middle of nowhere. Plagued by cancellations, logistical obstacles, lost keys and broken limbs, it takes three years before Paul finally gets a break. Paul also writes of a motorcycle touring trip with a friend around Tasmania, a wild conference in the US and his temporary gig as a documentary presenter, marriage, fatherhood and business. Carter’s books could be accused of being juvenile and…
  • Flake & Flames team Coming to Los Angeles

    Jesper Bram
    7 Oct 2013 | 10:47 pm
    In 2011, Jesper Bram and Dirk Behlau set out to make a documentary about Kustom Kulture featuring artist and kustom builders from around the world. “FLAKE AND FLAMES”.  It features guys like Von Franco, Dan Collins, The Pizz, Doug Dorr, Cole Foster, Coop… as well as some history about Ed Roth, Robert Williams and much more. Fast forward to today….. with acceptance and help from Kustom Kulture fans …they’ve been able to complete the movie. To find out more about the movie, you can go here: Dirk and Jesper have decided to make…
  • Run Across The Moon

    Jesper Bram
    18 Jul 2013 | 3:24 am
    Scott Kolb will be the first man to take a 125cc motorcycle to 200 mph. For seven years, he’s been building the machine that will put him in the record books for ever. This year, he and his fish-shaped, blue motorcycle will make the journey to the white expanse of the Bonneville Salt Flats to do what they both are meant to do: find the absolute limit of speed and engineering. Check out the fundraising for the cool motorcycle documentary. Run Across the Moon from Jason Brownrigg on Vimeo.
  • 10 all time great motorcycle stunt riders

    Jesper Bram
    4 Jul 2013 | 1:03 am
    Apart from being great at nipping through traffic, easy to park and even avoiding the London congestion charge, motorbikes are also great fun. Over the years, the sight of seeing someone jumping cars, buses, people and even canyons on a two wheels has thrilled crowds around the world – turning relatively unknown motorcycle enthusiasts into overnight superstars. Here’s a look at some of those brave men who have kept our hearts firmly in our mouths over the past 100 years. Gary Wells A young Gary Wells made his first jump at the tender age of 14 after starting out riding go-karts aged just…
  • Flake & Flames – Kustom Kulture Documentary out on DVD now!!!

    Jesper Bram
    20 Jun 2013 | 1:28 am
    It is finally here, and the warehouse are stocked with the brand spanking new special first edition Flake & Flames DVD. You can get your greasy hands on it at This is what I’ve been spending most of my time on the last 2.5 years. Very happy that it is finished. Not to mention getting great reviews. One guy said “Not having the Flake & Flames DVD, is the same as not having American Graffiti”. American Graffiti is one of the most legendary cult films within the Kustom Kulture scene. So that’s one of the biggest compliments we can get.
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  • Guest Blogger: Aether Big Bear Adventure

    Michael van Vliet
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    TweetThere are moments in every city-dweller’s life when we feel compelled to drop everything, forsake our weekend obligations, and flee – by any means necessary – into the wild. This desire to escape our crowded surrounds comes on slowly during the workweek, but swells up suddenly and undeniably once the weekend arrives. It is as if we spend our entire lives in the city holding our breath, and from time to time are required to come up for a long drag of cool, clean air. This was one of those weekends. A group of us from the Aether office: Jonah, Brandt, Matty, and myself,…
  • More Details On The New Honda CB300F

    Jason Avant
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TweetThe new Honda CB300F – Is It The Ultimate Entry-Level Motorcycle? What’s the BEST bike for a new rider? It’s a question that every noob asks. I’d posed it myself in a RideApart article a few weeks back, and quickly discovered that most riders have VERY differing opinions on the subject. The folks at Honda – no strangers to producing bikes for entry-level riders – believe they have the answer: the 2015 CB300F (ed. note: we’ll be testing the 2015 CB300F very soon and will have a full review soon). The CB300F looks to be the CBR300R’s naked twin brother (or sister…
  • Spied: Ducati 1199 Panigale R

    Jesse Kiser
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    TweetLook at what we spied this past Monday, July 28th – it’s the new 2015 Ducati 1199 Panigale R leaving one of Ducati’s European facilities. As you can see, the Ducati engineer who was riding the bike wasn’t too happy with the photographer. He wagged his finger once, made eye contact, and then throttled down to avoid more photos. Too slow, Junior, maybe next time. We’d seen photos of the bare-skin, carbon-fiber Ducati earlier this year and spent some time speculating on exactly which model it would be. It appears, but of course it’s not confirmed, that this is…
  • Gear: Alpinestars GP Tech Gloves

    Bruce Speedman
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    TweetThe GP Tech is Alpinestars’ top-of-the-line road racing glove and is no slouch when it comes to build quality and fitment. These have been areas of concern with the last generation of GP Tech gloves so these improvements are evident of the continual strive for product excellence at Alpinestars. Everything from dedicated track use to extended commuting use can be accomplished with the racing-inspired protection measures and street-accommodating mobility attributes. Previous generations of the Alpinestars GP-Tech glove received heavy criticism because of fitment and comfort issues…
  • Colin Edwards MotoGP Gear Up For Auction

    RideApart Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TweetYamaha is offering a unique opportunity to bid on a historic set of road racing leathers, boots, gloves, and helmet as worn by NGM Forward Racing star Colin Edwards during this, his final season in MotoGP. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Feed the Children, which is Yamaha Motor Corporation’s official corporate charity. “As most people know, this is Colin’s final year in MotoGP, and the upcoming Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix will be the ‘Texas Tornado’s’ final MotoGP race in the U.S. So, this set of racing gear is extra-special, and we’re grateful to Colin…
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  • How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Motorcycle Photo

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Include me in it!Photo by "Rodon" from the ST.N forums. (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Cool motorcycles: Ephrata ride-in July 2014

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    July's ride-in event in Ephrata, PA was its typical self: motorcycles of every type, from ADVers to race bikes to rat bikes to vintage to the bizarre.  Here's a tiny sampling of the thousand-odd... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Ephrata Under Surveillance?

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Snapped this pic of a quadcopter (please don't call it a drone; this Air Force vet recoils at this common misnomer; it's an unmanned aerial vehicle or a remotely piloted vehicle) at yesterday's... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Product Review: Wolfman Bottle Holster

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Below is a slightly edited version of the review I posted on of the Wolfman fuel/water bottle holster. 5 / 5Adaptable mounting solution; top-notch qualityJune 30,... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Americade 2014 parade

    25 Jun 2014 | 6:16 am
    Americade holds a parade through town on Saturday, the last day of the rally, each year.  This year's was smaller than others I recall, but it still brought out many unique motorcycles, and... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
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  • Honda Grom + Ducati Monster = Gromcati

    Jensen Beeler
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali has made it pretty clear that he has no plans to take Ducati into the realm of small-displacement motorcycles, and he has flat-out squashed the chances Ducati making a scooter. This could make thigns difficult for the Italian brand, especially as the hot regions for growth in the motorcycle industry are teeming with machines under 500cc in engine displacement — markets like Southeast Asia, India, China, and the countries of South America. So what […] ...
  • HRC and Red Bull Expand MotoGP Partnership

    Jensen Beeler
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    Honda Racing and Red Bull have announced an enhancement to their collaboration in MotoGP through the Repsol Honda team, which sees the energy drink company’s logo featured on Honda’s factory team starting in the 2015 season, as it becomes the official energy drink for the team as well. The two parties have collaborated over the last nine years, but the Red Bull logo has never before been featured on the Repsol Honda machinery, despite Red […] ...
  • Trackside Tuesday: Rookie Rule Redux

    Scott Jones
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 pm
    For all the good that accompanied Marc Marquez’s arrival in the premier class, there was one casualty that we should consider reviving: The Rookie Rule. A brief recap if you don’t recall the details: In 2010 the Grand Prix Commission approved a rule stating that no riders entering the premier class for the first time could ride for factory teams. This was partly intended as a cost-saving measure and partly intended to placate satellite team […] ...
  • WSBK Announces Tender Offer for Spec-Tire Supplier

    Jensen Beeler
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    World Superbike’s spec-tire contract with Pirelli comes to a conclusion after the 2015 season, and as such the Dorna WSBK Organization, in agreement with the FIM, has announced that it is taking bids from companies who are willing to be the sole-tire supplier of the World Superbike Championship from 2016 onwards. Interested parties will have to contact Gregorio Lavilla, the WSBK Sporting Director, and have their offers in by August 25th. So far, no manufacturer has been hotly […] ...
  • Ducati Sales Up 3% for the First Six Months of 2014

    Jensen Beeler
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Could 2014 be another record year of sales for Ducati? If the first six months are any indication, maybe so, as the Bologna brand has reported a 3% increase in sales thus far for the year. Ducati has sold 26,740 motorcycles so far this year, worldwide, and is aiming to top its all-time record of 44,287 units by the end of the year. Additionally, orders for the month of June were up 11%, causing Ducati to […] ...
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    Faster and Faster

  • 173bhp Polaris Slingshot three-wheeled superbike unleashed

    Sameer Kumar
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    The Campagna T-Rex finally has a worthy competitor in this, the 173-horsepower Polaris Slingshot. Yes, do be afraid. Very afraid.   Up until now, there was barely anything in the world of high-performance three-wheelers that could challenge the mighty Campagna T-Rex. That might just have changed though, with Polaris having unveiled the badass Slingshot, which is powered by a DOHC, 16-valve, 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine (an 'EcoTec' engine, sourced from General Motors) that produces 173 horsepower at 6200rpm, and 225Nm of torque at 4700 revs. With a kerb weight of 790 kilos, the…
  • 2014 World Ducati Week: Official high-res pics

    Sameer Kumar
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    2014 World Ducati Week. Ducati. Party. At Misano!
  • 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP unveiled at World Ducati Week

    Sameer Kumar
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP. Same as ever before, just a bit more flashy with its new red-and-white paintjob Ducati have unveiled the 2015 Hypermotard SP at the currently ongoing World Ducati Week, and according to the Italian company, the bike's Ducati Corse-inspired "new racy red-white colour scheme gives the Hypermotard SP a harder-hitting look." The new Hypermotard SP was unveiled by three-time (2001, 2006, 2008) World Superbikes Champ, Troy Bayliss, and 2011 WSBK Champ, Carlos Checa. The 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP features the latest-generation 110-horsepower Testastretta 11° 821cc…
  • BMW HP4 gets ‘ABS Pro’ cornering ABS

    Sameer Kumar
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    With ABS Pro on your BMW HP4, you can brake harder than ever before in fast corners, though don't expect the system to help you defy the basic laws of physics Back in November 2012, KTM announced that the 1190 Adventure and Adventure R would be fitted with a Bosch-developed lean angle sensor, which would work in tandem with the bikes’ ABS and traction control systems. Now, BMW are following suit with their own ‘cornering ABS,’ which is being offered on the madly powerful, insanely fast S1000RR-based HP4. BMW debuted what they call ‘race ABS’ on the S1000RR in 2009, which was ABS…
  • Joey Dunlop 1985 limited edition Arai RX7-GP helmet to be launched at this year's Classic TT

    Sameer Kumar
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    If you always wanted a helmet that looked like the one worn by Yer Maun, Arai are now giving you a chance to buy oneArai UK have announced a new Limited Edition RX7-GP Joey Dunlop 1985 replica helmet as part of this year’s celebration of Joey’s distinguished career at the Isle of Man. Only 300 of these LE helmets will be produced, and each will be signed by Joey's wife, Linda Dunlop. The helments will be available at Arai say that this is the most authentic limited edition Joey Dunlop replica helmet ever produced, using the actual design and sponsor decals from 1985. The…
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    The Many Thoughts of HarleyGirl

  • Modern Day Easy Riders

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    I found this amazing video while checking out the blog Kemosabe and The Lodge.  These modern day Easy Riders live lives that most of us just dream about.  While we are working our 40, 50, 60 hour work weeks, this band of gypsies are living out the dream.  Check out Marching to the Sea.  It will make you want to ditch your 8 - 5 gig and take off on the open road to wherever your two wheels lead you.
  • It All Started When They Said The Motorcyclist Was Not Wearing A Helmet

    29 Jun 2014 | 4:02 pm
    A few weeks ago a young man died because he may have made some bad choices on his motorcycle but one thing that really irritated me, besides how uncaring people are about others, was the fact that they kept harping on motorcycle helmets.  This rider was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.  The media made sure to point that out numerous times, on social media and on the news reports.  Individuals from around Iowa continuously pointed that out over and over again on social media.  I think this irritates me because Iowa DOES NOT have a helmet law.  It's the individual…
  • Blackberry Smoke - Come to Des Moines PLEASE!!!

    18 Jun 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Yes folks I'm pathetically pleading with Blackberry Smoke to come back to Des Moines, IA and play at the Venue or Wooly's or somewhere in town!!!  Please, Please, Please!  Des Moines needs you to visit again!Oh and a perfect opening act for them would be Old Southern Moonshine Revival!That is all!
  • Jasmine Cain Needs Your Votes To Win The Big Sturgis Gig

    22 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The 74th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is only months away.  The Buffalo Chip has started naming the acts that will appear on the main stage during the rally.  Jasmine Cain wants to play that main stage and she needs your votes.  Please go to her Big Sturgis Gig page every day through June 30th, 2014 and vote for Jasmine up to 5 times per day. You know that you want to see Jasmine Cain LIVE on the Main Stage at the Buffalo Chip!  GO VOTE FOR HER NOW!!!  
  • Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2014 - Ladies Only

    4 May 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Hurry Up, send in your submissions to win The Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover, brought to you by GEICO Powersports.How would you like to score a HUGE list of parts and accessories for you and your bike? You can if you enter the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover.  Deadline is July 18th 2014. Contestants (ladies only this year) must submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo to bikermakeover@garage-girls.comby July 18th 2014. Submissions will be narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from…
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  • Ridewright Wheels Introduces 2 New Forged Billet Wheels

    Cyril Huze
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Ridewright Wheels is adding 2 new spoke wheels to their Camino product lineup, the Warrior (left) and the Turbine (right). The line now features 19 different designs, all with matching rotors and pulleys for applications to fit Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory and Yamaha... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Kuryakyn To Premiere An All-New Performance Division Named The Crusher In Sturgis August 2nd.

    Cyril Huze
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Kuryakyn, one of the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket parts and accessories for the motorcycle industry, is announcing “The Crusher” the all-new Performance Division of Kuryakyn. It will premiere August 2nd at Sturgis Black Harley-Davidson. “2014 marks our... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Indian Motorcycle Announces New Activities And Surprises During 74th Annual Sturgis Rally

    Cyril Huze
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    After revealing last Sunday the the new Indian Roadmaster luxury touring motorcycle, Indian Motorcycle is adding new events and motorcycling celebrities to its Sturgis Rally activities. First, the Roadmaster will be a featured demo ride motorcycle in the demo fleet located... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • The Dream Ride For Special Olympics. Ride For A Good Cause From South Florida To Connecticut

    Cyril Huze
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Get ready to escape South Florida’s blistering heat to hit the scenic byways of the US Mid-Atlantic states, from West Palm Beach, Florida to Farmington, Connecticut! (or any leg in between!) Pack your saddlebags: a 1,900-mile adventure of Good Will awaits you, August... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • 2014 Sturgis Rally. Harley-Davidson Activities.

    Cyril Huze
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    3rd & Lazelle Street, Downtown Sturgis, SD Saturday through Saturday, August 2-9, 9am – 5pm. • Stunt Show – 3 times daily (10am, 1pm, & 4pm) Produced by Ill Conduct Team • H.O.G. Rally Point – Join Tina, Thor and other H-D staff in the H.O.G. area. Pick up your FREE... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Rainy Ride

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ever since I started this job which is 100% work from home, I've ridden less as I no longer commute to/from Downtown Denver.  I don't miss that one bit, by the way.So, it was time yesterday evening for a ride, in spite of the " fair to middlin' " amount of rain falling, the flash flood warnings in the metro area and temperatures in the low 60s.  Actually, the temperatures were fine, just had to turn on the heated grips about 15 minutes into the rainy ride as my hands were soaked, since my riding gloves weren't waterproof.It felt good, riding in the rain, getting the riding gear…
  • Dawn Patrol

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    I woke early this morning in order to catch the sunrise, took my 2014 Ural Patrol: Scarlett and headed for a nearby dirt road that links Gun Club Road and Picadilly Road.I got there soon after the first rays of light warned of the impending approach of the sun.Over the next 40 minutes or so, I took many pictures; moved Scarlett around a couple of times and enjoyed the quiet solitude of an early Sunday morning. Our shadow, racing us home...Our shadow won the race...This post is dedicated to the memory of Rachel, Bluekat and Ron's daughter with the strong fighting spirit, who recently lost…
  • New Final Drive for Scarlett = Clean Pusher Wheel

    26 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    URAL has come through again in terms of backing their product.Apparently, several of the first batch of rigs produced for the 2014 model year, of which Scarlett is one, had a manufacturing/design defect where the seal for the drive-shaft U-Joint mounts on the final drive.URAL investigated this and shortly came out with this tech bulletin to its dealers:  LINKRandy, the owner of Unique Rides, my URAL dealer in Fort Collins; ordered me a replacement FD and it arrived this week. Rode up to Fort Collins yesterday and Randy replaced the Final Drive with the new one.  The old, will be…
  • Hot Day, Warm Sunset

    19 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    We're having rather hot temperatures this weekend, pretty much dissuading me from doing any real riding. Temperatures finally dipped into the low 80's near sunset and I headed out with Scarlett to catch the sunset.Turns out, the spot I parked Scarlett at, one of the usual spots for sunset pictures, is near a local geocache.  I looked for quite a few minutes and even though it was rated "easy", I failed to find it.  Oh well.
  • New Job....not much riding.

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    So I started working for a new company this past week, Emerald Data Solutions, as their network/infrastructure engineer.  It's a virtual company in that all employees work from home.  Yep, 100% work from home, no more commuting in the crap traffic that is Denver traffic.I flew to Park City, Utah this past weekend for a team summit and meet most of the folks comprising the 24 person company.  Yep, small company with a family culture I am told and everyone was very welcoming from the president on down!  I've spent too much time in the big company/enterprise and I think I…
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    The Vintagent


    The Vintagent
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    The website Ultimate Motorcycling has a review of my 'Café Racers' book (my text, Michael Lichter's photos), based on our 2013 Sturgis 'Ton Up!' exhibit. The show featured 35 café racers, of which 12 were vintage, and the rest contemporary; several machines were built for the show, as Michael Lichter's 'Motorcycle as Art' exhibit has been running for 14 years now, and contemporary custom-bike builders are literally banging on his door to be included. This is understandable; there is no other motorcycle exhibit with 250,000 potential motorcyclist/viewers within a 20-mile radius.

    The Vintagent
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    The rumors are unconfirmed, but it appears MV Augusta will have a German partner soon, as Daimler is in talks to buy a minority stake of that venerable Italian company.  As you'll recall, MV was owned by Harley-Davidson for two years, did nothing with the brand, then handed it back on a silver platter to the Castiglioni family two years later...strangely, the same family who took Aermacchi from H-D's hands, decades prior.  When Harley dumped MV in 2010, they paid all that company's debt as part of the deal, reportedly losing many Millions in the process.  MV Agusta…

    The Vintagent
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    My monthly Classic Bike Guide page, with an illustration by Martin SquiresI've been writing a monthly column for Classic Bike Guide for over a year now, and I tend to focus my essays on motorcycle culture, when not simply poking fun.  A few columns have hit a nerve, but none more so than my meditation on the Custom bike-building scene, and the struggles I've observed with my friends, trying to make a business of their craft, or art, or vision. The BikeExif post on the demise of Spain's Radical Ducati inspired my thoughts last March, when I wrote 'Instafamous/Instabroke', as did a…

    The Vintagent
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:22 am
    Daniel Kessler on his 1933 Universal-JAP 680 - the 'Swiss Brough' - has a go around the grounds of Villa ErbaConcours d'Elegance are marvelously silly things.  Lining up a bunch of expensive cars and bikes seems at times an exercise in pride (of ownership) and envy (of same), with a dressing of greed (the value bump from a win); deadly sins all.  Owners sweat while judges - and who anointed them? - pronounce 'winners' and 'best of show' over a display of obsolete industrial design.  I was one of those judges at the Concorso di Villa d'Este; so why did I readily accept the…

    The Vintagent
    22 Jun 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Only one week left to enter far your chance to win the Cannonball Golden Ticket raffle In one week, Matt Olsen, specialist extraordinaire of Harley Knuckleheads (along with his father), will announce the winner of his raffle for an all-expense paid seat aboard his 1936 H-D EL Knucklehead on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Rally.  Called the 'Cannonball Golden Ticket' raffle, the grand prize winner will have full use of Matt's personal Knuck, which has been thoroughly sorted and is extremely reliable.  The winner will also have Matt's services during the rally to keep…
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    Superbike News

  • Eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2014 Calendar update

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization would like to announce the confirmation of the Qatar Round at Losail International Circuit, scheduled for 2 November 2014. The venue was on the WSBK calendar for five consecutive years between 2005 and 2009. In 2014, the races will be taking place under floodlights for the first time. The impressive lighting system of the Losail International Circuit is powered by 44 13-megawatt generators and made up of 1000 structures, 3600 light bulbs and 500km of wires. As the round will be held at night time, the final prize-giving ceremony for both WSBK and WSS…
  • Tickets selling fast with one month to go until MotoGP™ comes to Silverstone

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Some grandstands sold out, limited availability in others With just one month to go until the world’s premier motorcycling event returns to British soil, tickets are selling quickly as the traditional MotoGP™ summer break comes to a close. After last year saw record numbers of fans through the gates to watch spectacular racing and on-track battles right up to the very last lap, Silverstone is expecting another bumper crowd for 2014. With some grandstands already sold out and limited availability in others, Silverstone’s organisers are urging fans to snap up their tickets to this…
  • Seeley Sets Sights on Championship Leader McConnell atThruxton

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Eleven points currently separate Billy McConnell, Alastair Seeley and Graeme Gowland in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship standings and the rivalry will intensify as the contenders head to Thruxton this weekend (1/2/3 August) for the third round of the season. McConnell missed out on a podium finish twice at the last round at Brands Hatch and the Australian will be pushing to extend his advantage at the Hampshire circuit, but Seeley is brimming with confidence following his double victory last time out for the Mar-Train Yamaha team. Smiths Racing Triumph’s second title…
  • Honda Racing Corporation increase partnership with Red Bull

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    HRC are pleased to announce an evolution in their partnership with Austrian-based energy drink manufacturer, Red Bull. After nine years of cooperation with the Repsol Honda Team and its riders – starting with Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa in 2006 – from next season the Red Bull logo will also feature for the first time on the Honda RC213V machines of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and Red Bull will become the Official Energy Drink partner of the Repsol Honda Team, for the next 2 years, until the end of 2016. Since the collaboration began the Repsol Honda Team and Red Bull have celebrated…
  • MCE British Superbike Contenders Feel the Need for Speed at Thruxton

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship contenders will hit top speeds of around 195mph this weekend (1/2/3 August) as the action at the high-speed Thruxton circuit in Hampshire for the sixth round of the season. Leading the high-speed duel for title supremacy is Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne. The triple champion narrowly missed out on victory at Brands Hatch two weeks ago to a fighting Ryuichi Kiyonari and both are heading to Hampshire with the focus of adding to their winning tally in the quest to take a record-breaking fourth title. Byrne said: “Thruxton is an important round…
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  • OBERON Street Fighter 75mm Bar End Mirror

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    OBERON Street Fighter 75mm Bar End Mirror Pricing: $76.00 Universal fitting bar end mirrors. Available in black or silver. 7/8" versus 1" Handlebar fitment: This mirror will come with an expanding brass adapter and collets. If you have a 7/8" handlebar we will send you the collets needed to fit internal diameters of 12-19mm. If you select 1" handlebars we will send you a 22mm collet in addition to the ones needed for a 7/8" handlebar. This mirror requires a hollow handle bar and will not work on threaded bars without modification to the handlebar. 2x 6mm grub screws…
  • Crickets...

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Just wondering who is still around in the NYC area. :tremble
  • Hello, New rider here.

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Hi, My name is Jason and I live in northern Illinois. I've been riding for a little over 2 months now. Bought a 2007 YZF600R from a friend of mine to learn on. Here she is in my driveway, the original owner painted the silver fairings black.
  • Woodcraft Axle Sliders

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Designed for racers and trackday goers with a focus on ease of use and practicality, the Woodcraft axle sliders help protect your valuable fork lowers and swingarm on your bike in the event of a crash. Available from Riders Discount, this is a cheap solution that will save you buckets of money down the road. Pictured here on a Yamaha R6 Installation is a breeze. In this case, the axle side slides into the hex and tightens down with a wedge bolt. The nut side replaces your existing OE axle nut. Note: some axles may have a rubber plug inside that will need to be removed. These add virtually no…
  • New: AGV Corsa Mugello Turtle Limited Edition Helmet

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    AGV Corsa Mugello Turtle Limited Edition Helmet Pricing: $899.95 FREE Shipping One Free re-ship for size exchange No Sales Tax For Mugello, the Doctor chose a 'turtle helmet' decorated with a design featuring a cartoon type turtle shell with two huge eyes at the front. Since his childhood, Valentino has always been fascinated by this animal: the first furry toy his mother gave him was a ninja turtle and when he rode in the mini moto series, he always had it fitted to the top of his helmet. Since then he has always had the same graphic on his helmets in one way or another and even has one…
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • Price of Admission

    Sheila Gibson Stoodley
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Opening a museum has an irresistible allure. Then comes the public.  When Steve Oliver and his wife, Nancy, commissioned the first of many monumental artworks to grace the landscape of their 100-acre sheep ranch in Sonoma County, Calif., they did not foresee a future where they would admit a bus full of visitors a day, three days a week, to tour the grounds in the spring and fall. “It was never my intent,” Oliver says. “It started rather innocently. Now I think we’re booked on every Satu...
  • Tempest in a Teacup

    Michalene Busico
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A teacup. An old photograph. A clock, its workings exposed to create the feeling of time furiously ticking by, and a series of matchsticks used to tediously measure the minutes. Each of these objects was carefully collected by the Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, who spent decades scouring Istanbul junk dealers and antique shops for the everyday items that would inspire a novel he was writing about lost love.  In 2008 he finally published The Museum of Innocence, which tells the story of Kemal, a wealthy ma...
  • Brioni Debuts Its Flagship Store in Milan

    Carolyn Meers
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    This summer, Brioni launched its largest store yet. Located in a renovated historical palazzo on the via Gesù in the center of Milan’s luxury retail area, the sleek three-level boutique covers more than 4,000 square feet and showcases the brand’s full range of men’s products, including sportswear, eyewear, footwear, and formal wear. As part of the brand’s growing effort to provide more bespoke and made-to-measure services in its offerings, the new boutique has a staff of six tailors who are available to measur...
  • Choose a Complex Institution for High-Risk Surgery

    Janice O'Leary
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    For patients who require a high-risk surgery such as a coronary bypass, an above-the-knee amputation, a small-bowel or colon resection, or an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, the more complex the hospital, the better their chance of surviving the surgery. While many perceive complicated hospital systems as less personal because of their sheer scope, a recent study found that survival rates during and after high-risk surgery at the one-month mark were significantly higher when the surgeries were performed at a...
  • The French Laundry Celebrates Two Decades of Superlative Dining

    Abby Tegnelia
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Napa Valley’s—and arguably the country’s—most storied dining venue, the French Laundry, chef Thomas Keller craved an intimate evening of fine food over the July 4th holiday. But the restaurant has such a multitude of devotees that Keller deemed the building too small for a proper fete. So with dramatic flair, he obtained a permit to close down Washington Street and created the most high-end block party imaginable—bookended by the restaurant and its idyllic rolling green gar...
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  • Throwback Thursday: Be Still My Heart, It’s a Burgermobile

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Yeah, there’s a giant hamburgermobile filling up on pump one. No big whoop. Are you kidding me? My head almost exploded with the total greatness of serendipitously running into the hamburgermobile a few years back. Even my generally nonchalant honeybun, Kenny was impressed. There are a few more pics of burgermobile greatness on the original post, in case you missed it. Also – I can’t believe I used to ride that behemoth GS. Can’t say I miss it!
  • Riding the Royal Enfield Really Pays Off

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    This morning I discovered an interesting fact. Insurance coverage on the Enfield costs us $19 per year. Nineteen dollars. Go through your pants pockets, I bet you’ll found at least that much crumpled up in there. Having a low dollar bike that no one else seems to want works in our favor. It’s almost like free insurance.
  • Riding Through the Funk

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    Some days I can wake up and feel like anything is possible. The world is just waiting for me to take a hold of it. Others? I can wake up and feel like a complete zero. On those days when zero comes knocking, generally speaking I have the wherewithal to recognize what is happening. I try to work my way through those feelings. They aren’t ‘real.’ I know I’m not a nuthin’. As an introvert, I enjoy spending time alone. However on days when I feel out of sorts, I find that I am often saddled with a loneliness. But, people become accepting and accustomed to your…
  • Upcoming Road Trip Administrativa

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    This weekend, I did not ride my motorcycle at all. But I did run some upcoming trip related errands. Kenny and I made our way over to the AAA office and picked up our International Driving Permits. The IDP doesn’t give you a license to drive anywhere. It simply interprets your US license into other languages. For $15 it could save you a headache while abroad. Plus, it offers you yet another chance to carry documentation with a hideous photograph of yourself on it. You can never have too many of those. We also picked up some el cheapo base layer gear. And by el cheapo I’m mean…
  • Knobby Motorcycle Tire Ring

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    Last summer my husband Kenny lost his wedding ring during a dirt ride. He’s never made much of an effort to replace it – which is fine by me – since he isn’t a fan of jewelry. But just last night while flipping through the Aerostich catalog, I spotted these: That knobby tire ring is kinda cute. Given the circumstances of the loss of his original ring it might make a suitable replacement if he ever decides to get another ring. I know several people who opt to not wear any rings because of the nature of their jobs. Kenny and I have both lost rings riding. I lost mine…
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    XS650 Chopper

  • Spencer – 1975 XS650 Bobber

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Spencer - Well this is my first build. I found the XS650 in a barn and bought it from the guy for $500. I cut the rear end off and welded Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • XS 650 Rocket Boy Garage

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Giuliano Benassuti – XS650 1973 Rocket Boy Garage re building in 2012 SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • Rollie – 82 XS650

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Rollie – This is my first motorcycle build. Bought a stock 1982 XS650 off craiglist. Did a big ass burnout and tore the bike down and began cutting it up. Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • Denver survivor long chop.

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Thomas Minor – Denver survivor long chop - survivor bike i found last summer and has since gone through complete resurrection. Well I got the bike this past winter and Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
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    Dale Franks

  • What I saw at San Diego Comic Con 2014

    Dale Franks
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Every year at this time, the San Diego Comic Con rolls into town, brining thousands of attendees with it. I remember going to Comic Con in the mid-90s, when it was small. The biggest star I saw back then was Adam West, who was signing autographs for ten bucks a pop. Now, it’s the West Coast’s center of sci-fi, comics, and fantasy action, with what seems like the whole entertainment industry involved. I didn’t have tickets to get inside the Convention Center, so I hung around downtown and took some pictures.   The Assassin’s Creed software people were there with an assassin’s…
  • La Jolla Photoblogging

    Dale Franks
    4 May 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Chris and I took some time to head down to La Jolla on today and take some photographs. The coast at La Jolla is home to loads of marine life, and they’re so used to people that you can get pretty close to them without frightening them. Which we did. All the pics are clickable for hi-res versions. Mommy sea lion and babies. Tiny little crab, doing crabby things. The seagulls are right in the middle of nesting time. Sea Lions are cute. They’re like the doggies of the sea. Sea lions frolicking in the water. This sea lion seems to be observing things with concern. Sea lioning is hard. The…
  • Sibling Rivalry

    Dale Franks
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:28 am
    2015 Kia K900 Sedan Kia is generally referred to as the sister company of Hyundai. That’s not an entirely accurate depiction, as Hyundai actually owns about a third of Kia Motors. But if we go with the “sisters” analogy, Hyundai would be the studious, sober sister, while Kia is the prettier, sluttier one. That’s not to say that that Hyundai is above flashing a little cleavage, in the form of the Genesis Coupe, which in its 6-cylinder Track or Touring spec, is pretty sexy in Korean car terms. But, in general, Kia’s cars are more fun to drive Hyundai’s. But now Kia has come up with…
  • The Triumph of Style

    Dale Franks
    25 Feb 2014 | 10:14 pm
    2013 Nissan Juke Nismo* There are cars that have hatchbacks, but are too big to be called a “Hatchback” and too small to be called an SUV. So, their manufacturers created a new category of vehicle: the “Crossover”. Nissan’s entry in the Crossover category is called the Juke, and they’ve turned it over to their in-house performance team, creating the Juke Nismo. So, when you have a chance to spend a day or two with a small Crossover that’s been given the once-over by Nissan’s racing tech people, you jump at it. Clearly, it looks more aggressive than the run-of-the-mill Juke.
  • Hanging In There

    Dale Franks
    22 Feb 2014 | 11:20 pm
    2013 Honda Fit “Why,” you may be asking, “are you writing reviews of 2013 models when we’re already a couple of months into 2014?” Well, the thing about the Honda Fit is that there isn’t a 2014 model. The tsunami in Japan last year messed up things at the factory in Sayama where the Fit is made, forcing them to skip the 2014 model year. A new 2015 model has been announced as the next refresh of the model, and it will be an all-round update to the car, inside and out. For now, though, the 2013 model is the only Fit you can buy. A few years ago, if you wanted a small, spacious,…
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    A Time To Ride

  • The road down to Leh

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    The twenty four odd kilometers down from South Pullu to Leh are a dream to ride. Newly tarred twisties with minimal traffic dropping and great views. Its hard to decide weather to stop and stare or... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The river of death

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Riding by the raging river Shyok (translates literally to the river of death) is just another reason to ride to Nubra valley. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Nubra will leave you speechless

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    For all you people who ride to Khardungla and never cross it. Here is a peek of what's waiting on the other side. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The dunes of Nubra Valley

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:54 pm
    How do you spend an evening in Nubra Valley? Well I just sat there and gawked at the view. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Sandstorm

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Riding into a sandstorm just a few kilometres before Hundar in Nubra Valley. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • On Track Scholarships Awarded at Loretta Lynn's

    Scott Lukaitis
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Courtesy of On Track SchoolOn Track School will award three students with scholarships thanks to the Mid-Atlantic Fallen Riders Foundation. If you or someone you know would like to apply, please write a 5 paragraph persuasive essay convincing the reader to accept the writer’s point of view. In this assignment, the topic is to complete the statement: “I feel that I would benefit from having an On Track Scholarship for the following reasons…” Good persuasive essays build a case using facts, logic, examples, and include sound reasoning. Clearly communicate in your essay why you think you…
  • Cobra Moto Announces New National Development Team

    Scott Lukaitis
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Courtesy of Cobra Moto HILLSDALE, Mich., (July 23, 2014) – When you’re working to pick the best kids on dirt bikes you have to remember the late bloomers. Guys like Jeremy McGrath and John Dowd, for instance, didn’t take motocross seriously until their teens. And for Cobra Moto, which starts working with kids as young as four, there’s been a lot of talented kids racing the American-made minicycles over the years that have, for one reason or another, gone unnoticed.With that in mind Lakehill Trackside Racing’s Doug Cochran approached Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert this past…
  • online streaming schedule announced for 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

    Scott Lukaitis
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Courtesy of MX Sports MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 22, 2014) - MX Sports is pleased to announce that will stream 32 hours of LIVE racing coverage from the 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL. Race fans and family members can watch their favorite amateur motocross racers compete at the coveted Loretta Lynn Ranch at least one time between Tuesday, July 29 and Saturday, Aug. 2, courtesy of the crew, as they follow the racing action closer than ever before.   The Open Pro Sport class will kick off the week's live…
  • Bell Helmets Sponsors Loretta Lynn Motocross

    Scott Lukaitis
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Courtesy of Bell HelmetsBell Helmets is proud to announce they are the Official Helmet sponsor and the presenter of the Holeshot Award for this year's Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship held at Loretta Lynn's ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., July 27 through August 2."It's been a goal of ours for some time to lock in a helmet sponsor with a solid reputation like Bell Helmets," said Tim Cotter, Events Director for MX Sports. "Bell Helmets are worn by the top motocross athletes in the world and to have Bell on board as part of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur…
  • Kawasaki Team Green Launches 2015 KX™ Racer Support Program

    Scott Lukaitis
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Courtesy of KawasakiIrvine, Calif. (July 17, 2014) – The Kawasaki Team Green KX™ Racer Support Program returns to Team Green Dealers with added benefits for 2015. The Racer Support Program benefits racers with an incentive package when purchasing select KX models from July 8, 2014 through February 28, 2015 with incentives ranging up to $1,500. To apply for the Racer Support Program, candidates must stop by their local Kawasaki Team Green dealer with a current, one-page resume and ask to fill out an application. The dealer will then submit the application package to Kawasaki Team Green for…
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    Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets and Gear Reviews

  • Icon Clover Leaf Sliders: Because New Pants Are Expensive

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How far do you push it? How much do you lean? If the answer to both of those questions are “far” and “a lot” then hopefully you have the proper gear for the ride. While everyone thinks of a helmet, gloves, pants, and boots (or at least they should!), sometimes the details can go under the radar. For the Fall of 2014 the all new Icon Cloverleaf Sliders offer an advanced level of protection if you are one of the talented few with the skills and fortitude to drag your knees on the street. With 3 Velcro adjustable straps for a comfortably snug fit these strap-on leather knee sliders…
  • Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise: Bold and Mimetic

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Style matters. Let’s not pretend otherwise. If we didn’t care about it… well… there wouldn’t be hundreds of different motorcycles for us to choose from. Looking at the new line of Defiant Pro-Cruise graphics, Arai has really upped its game in the pursuit of style.In my eyes, the new Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Mimetic Helmet is one of the coolest graphics to hit the market in a long time. Designed specifically for riders on naked bikes looking for the functionality of a built-in sun shade/sun visor, which is afforded by the pre-installed Pro Shade system, this helmet provides style and…
  • HJC CL-X7 Helmets: Value & Style

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Devin Gear Geek Follow Me on G+A Dirt-Cheap Helmet!? Nope, We Prefer to Call It a Value-Oriented Offroad Helmet.HJC has long been known as a great resource for an inexpensive helmet that still maintains a high level of quality. The newly announced successor to HJC’s CL-X off-road helmet lineup has just been released in the form of a fully revised, highly stylized lid.The HJC CL-X7 Helmet features a new shell design with a new peak and more efficient ventilation system. The interior has a removable, washable, SuperCool antibacterial liner that will help you stay clean and comfortable.
  • Arai Signet-Q Pro-Tour Helmet: Innovating Again

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    One of the hardest things to do after a great success is to follow it with an equally innovative idea. It’s hard enough to do it once, but twice? That is no small task. However, that is exactly what Arai is looking to do with their new Signet-Q Pro-Tour Helmets.New for this year is the Arai Signet-Q Pro-Tour Helmet, which keeps the same head shape and dimensions as the original, and will ship with the added functionality of a pre-installed Pro Shade system. The advantages of the external Pro Shade are more than a few in numbers. First, it is easy to operate and requires minimal effort to…
  • Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Helmet: Bold Moves

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    Definition: Boldly resistant or challenging… word: Defiant. It is inherent in the name. To be out there, unabashed, and breaking the conformity so rooted in “they way it has always been.”The new Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Helmet is fresh off the press and information is forthcoming, however, the word on the street is that it will be hitting the stage for Fall 2014 and bringing with it an interesting change in the way that we see the helmet itself. First and foremost, the new line will come with a Pro Shade system already installed. The benefits of this are numerous for certain. The Pro…
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    LeatherUp Blog

  • Sturgis 2014: Lance Armstrong Raises funds for local Sturgis Fire Dept.

    Katie Royale
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Sturgis, SD – Linked by a love of all things on two wheels, Lance Armstrong will be joined by a cast of motorcycling and bicycling VIP’s in an effort to raise funding for the Sturgis All-Volunteer Fire Department. An experienced enduro motorcycle rider, Armstrong was invited by the city of Sturgis to come and ride [...] Related posts: Sturgis 2012 Legends Ride Photos (August 6, 2012) Sturgis 2012 – Photos from Black Hills Harley-Davidson Dealership Event New Guinness Record for Longest Motorcycle Ride through a Tunnel of Fire
  • AMA Petition To Return Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites

    Katie Royale
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive today to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here:  A recent Office [...] Related posts: The New Moto Guzzi California 1400 – “California Dreamin” from Italy New Government Study Shows No Progress in Reducing Motorcyclist Deaths…
  • British Customs’ Vintage Vendetta Speedmaster

    Katie Royale
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    It takes a unique blend of patience, know-how, money, space, passion, imagination and stubborn dedication to pull off a complete, ground-up custom motorcycle build. Luckily, for those of us that lack one or more of these qualities, there are plenty of bolt-on options and aftermarket accessories makers doing the hard stuff so even the sub-novice [...] Related posts: Creating Customs: a Short Film about Two Brothers and Their Passion for Building Custom Bikes RVA Overland – Vintage Dirt Bike Beauty for Sale 2013 Triumph Thruxton vs. 2013 Moto Guzzi V7
  • Sturgis 2014: Pregame! Best events before it officially kicks off.

    Katie Royale
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Sturgis, South Dakota 2014 is going to be one wild place from August 4-10, but not all the best events happening in that town are on those dates. For many riders and Sturgis veterans, this town becomes more than a 6 day get away. Sturgis is a mecca for all things tattooed, outlawed, and [...] Related posts: Sturgis 2012 – Photos from the Buffalo Chip Campground, August 4, 2012 Victory Motorcycles at the 2012 Sturgis Rally – New Victory Location and Events Schedule Sturgis 2014: Photo-realistic painting “Jessi” to be donated to 2014 Sturgis auction.
  • Sturgis 2014: Top 10 bands at Sturgis rally this year.

    Katie Royale
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    If you’re gearing up for your trip to the Sturgis rally this year in South Dakota then you’re likely either a Country fan or a Rock fan as far as music goes. Biker culture and Rock go together like rubber and asphalt. That’s why it’s a particularly good year for music lovers at Sturgis 2014 [...] Related posts: Take the Ride to Sturgis – Official 2012 Sturgis Promotional Music Video Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Victory Motorcycles at the 2012 Sturgis Rally – New Victory Location and Events Schedule
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  • ‘11 Royal Enfield 500 – MotoVida Cycle Inc.

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    Royal Enfields. Is there nothing they can’t do? Whether it’s carrying yaks around Tibet, being sent off to war with machines guns attached or ferrying riders on trans-continental journeys, it seems that there’s not a thing on god’s green earth that can stop them. And now we can add another notch to the bike’s belt – that of beach cruiser. Strange as it may seem that classic, sand-loving bicycle and signifier of all things holiday is just what Canadian bike builder Brent Giesbrecht used as inspiration for this simple yet impressive build. And the results…
  • ‘51 BSA Star Twin ‘Greasy Gringo’ – Dan Daughenbaugh

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    “If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” That’s what my Dad often says. But quite obviously, my Dad has never met Pennsylvania’s Dan Daughenbaugh. And if he had, he would undoubtedly have even more sage-like advice to dispense on exactly how Dan is going about his attempt at a world land speed record. There’s the barbecued third-hand engine. The less-than-perfect welds and the drain pipe exhausts. And let’s not forget the tangled mess of un-aerodynamic cabling right up there where the wind hits the bike. But you know what? If I were to…
  • ‘80 Honda CB400 – Jasin Motorcycles

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Seems like everywhere you look lately, there’s death and destruction all over the news. This country hates that country or some such ‘us and them’ type disaster. Makes you wonder what we could all achieve if we just got along. What if we worried less about our differences and instead we looked for more ways we could work together? Take, for instance, the Jasinski brothers from Poland. They’ve found their good Slavic selves becoming obsessed with Japanese customs done in a British café racer style with a little good ol’ American flat track thrown in for good…
  • Interview: Max from Hazan Motorcycles

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Max with Pipeburn trophy in his new studio Maxwell Hazan. If there’s one shining star on the custom bike scene that’s currently at their apex, it’s him. Winner of the Pipeburn 2013 Bike of the Year Award. Ex-New Yorker and nouveau Californian. And, as Scott discovered on his recent sojourn to the Bear State, an incredibly nice guy to boot. We were lucky enough to be able to speak to Max via Skype recently and we are proud to present this extended interview with him. We hope you like it. Can you introduce yourself to our readers? “My name’s Maxwell Hazan. I build…
  • ‘79 Yamaha DT250 by Utopian Customs

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Written by Ian Lee. Crocker motorcycles are something else. The styling is amazing, while still having an air of functionality about them. The main problem you will find with these bikes is the rarity, which in turn boosts the price beyond the reach of mere mortals. Those lines though, that is the look you want, so how do you get it? Utopian Customs have come up with an answer, producing their own homage to the Crocker marque, using a 1979 Yamaha and their ingenuity to bring this speedway bike to life. Which in turn is something else in itself. Inspired by the picture of a 1935 Crocker…
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    Everyday Riding

  • Fun at a Track Night

    Chris Luhman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Last night, I had the privilege of riding on a closed course for a track night. It was a lot of fun to ride my sv650 around the course's 17 corners. Last year was the last time I've been able to enjoy riding on a track without the distractions found on public roads: cars, cellphones, critters, pedestrians,  etc.The event was part of the monthly RiderCoach meetup. I enjoyed riding and chatting with other like-minded individuals.  After several hours, I was completely exhausted with a happy content smile plastered on my face. I slept well last night. My legs are still sore. I'm…
  • A Motorcycle Filled Weekend

    Chris Luhman
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This weekend was filled with lots of motorcycle fun. It started when my friend Joe came over to help wrench on the Ural. I discovered it mysteriously wouldn’t start last weekend. Amazing how a bike can won’t start after being parked for two months. Arg. The starter turned over, but no spark. A bit of troubleshooting and some Internet searching later we decided it was probably the hal sensor. A simple part to replace; it took less than 30 minutes to get the cover and gas take out of the way and the unit replaced. We were very happy when the Ural roared to life again. Apparently, this is a…
  • Motorcycle First Thursday–June 2014

    Chris Luhman
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Last week, was Motorcycle First Thursday at Dulono’s Pizza in Minneapolis. It rained earlier in the day which initially put a damper on the starting attendance, but as the evening wore on the crowds started to come out. It was set to be the first well attended First Thursday of 2014. I would guess there was easily over 1,000 people there. The crowds grew as more and more motorcycles rolled into the area. The energy was electric. I loved the sound of the inline four sportbikes bouncing off the rev limiters as cruisers rumbled slowly by with the two stroke pitbikes ring-ding-dinging in the…
  • My New Girls: Motorcycling with Honeybees

    Chris Luhman
    1 May 2014 | 8:11 am
    Last night was the most passengers I’ve ever had in my sidecar before, and they were all girls! I’m guessing at least 10,000. I finally have honeybees! Did you know all the worker bees are female? I rode over after work and picked them up from a post office warehouse. The box was smaller than I expected. I ordered three pounds. It easily fit into my sidecar. I took them home and let them rest in my dinning room for the night. It was very strange to eat dinner with thousands of bees safely buzzing a few feet away. My friend and I liked it. You can read more about my bee adventures on my…
  • Rack Fixed and Ready to Travel. Where to go?

    Chris Luhman
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Thanks to my friend Paul, the luggage rack on my SV650 is finally fixed from my Everyday for 7 weeks trip. Where should I go? While I was on that most fun of trips in 2012, my rack broke twice. I had it welded up and it made it through the trip, but a few months after I got home the rack began to loosen on one side. I was unable to tighten it because the bolt was stuck. I had it tight by using a few zipties between the grab handle and the rack. It worked since I didn’t take any serious trips and very few pleasure rides in 2013. It was a strange year. Paul tried a variety of mechanisms to…
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Trans America Trail: The Blindside II

    Joseph Trey
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Continued from: The Blindside If you have ever had one of those moments when time stands still, you will understand my attempt to explain what happens next. My life is not passing in front of my eyes, but I am seeing the trip ending. I am not more than an hour from Fairplay, CO. Practically […]
  • 2015 Indian Roadmaster: The Chieftain Gets an Upgrade

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Roadmaster name comes straight from an Indian model produced between 1947 and 1953. That bike had a reputation as a great touring machine. In that same vein, the 2015 Roadmaster builds on the Indian Chieftain, which is already a first-class touring motorcycle. The most noticeable addition to the Chieftain is a large, built-in trunk, […]
  • Polaris Slingshot: Business in the Front, Party in the Back…

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s a car, it’s a bike, no—it’s the Slingshot! The Slingshot from Polaris is the answer to a question no one was asking—what happens when you cross a Can Am Spyder with a GM sedan? The Slingshot takes the two wheels in front, one in the back formula of the CanAm and a 2.4 liter […]
  • Liz Jansen Embarks on Two-Wheeled Spiritual Quest

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Liz Jansen, author of Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment and Life Lessons From Motorcycles has big plans for her 60th year. On August 4th she intends to depart on a long distance motorcycle journey on her Yamaha Super Ténéré that will take her from Canada to Chile. Along the way she’ll be posting […]
  • Review: Alpinestars GP Air Gloves

    David Burbach
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    For many gear companies, summer hand wear means a simple mesh glove that’s great for airflow but provides little or no real protection. Not so with the GP Air gloves from Alpinestars. In fact, the GP Airs don’t contain mesh at all. Instead, the gloves use different materials and clever design to achieve the airflow […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Matt Black Sportster Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Harley's continue to be the underdog in the Cafe Racer scene. Although I've featured plenty of Harley Davidson Cafe Racers here before they always seen to be received with mixed opinions, many of which tend to be negative. People talk about them being too heavy or handling horribly, but I can't help think there are many  bikes made by other manufacturers that could easily be described the same way, but for some reason avoid the negative comments when they are customised. Is it because there's a strong divide in the motorcycle scene between Harley owners and the rest of us? Or…
  • Vault BMW R100 Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    It's been a couple of years since I first featured one of Kevin Hills custom builds. Since then under his leadership his Kevil's Speed Shop has amassed an impressive portfolio of custom BMW's showcasing everything from sleek Cafe Racers to knobbly tired Scramblers. He's developed a formula of basic modifications that he applies to each BMW build before they undergo the full custom treatment. One such bike is this BMW R100 Cafe Racer christened 'Vault'.Read more »Return of the Cafe…
  • Mad Max Fury Road Trailer

    Geoff Baldwin
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Mad Max Fury Road is due to hit cinema screens in May 2015 and they've just released a trailer to give us a taste of what to expect. I was born in the mid seventies just before the first Mad Max film came out and the original 3 films have always been on my favourites list (Yes, even the 3rd one despite Tina Turner). When I first heard they were making this film I was sceptical of what was going to happen. On one hand I really wanted to see another film in the Mad Max series, but on the other I was afraid it was going to be another remake disaster. Read on to check out the trailer...Read…
  • The Legend Honda CB100

    Geoff Baldwin
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Bali, Indonesia. Beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests, killer surf, cheap shopping and Bintang beer. Bali also happens to be a place where motorcycles rule the streets. Not Harley's or the Sportsbikes we see in Western countries, but scooters and small capacity motorcycles that transport a large percentage of Bali's inhabitants to and fro. While we might not think they're cool because they can't break the ton these bikes are the backbone of Bali's transportation system and the locals love them. With so much appreciation of their daily rides going on it's natural to…
  • La Boheme Kawasaki Zephyr 750

    Geoff Baldwin
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Suzuki Katana. Honda Dominator. Kawasaki Ninja. These are all bike names that inspire visions of power and awesomeness. In some bizarre, magical way they appeal to men before they've even laid eyes on them.  It's motorcycle marketing at it's finest. Then there's the Yamaha Virago, the Honda Gold Wing and let's not forget the Kawasaki Zephyr. Not exactly awe inspiring titles are they? But somewhere along the way people have chosen to look beyond these product naming disasters to focus on what really counts about these bikes. They perform just as well as others in the…
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  • It Was Ride To Work Day (Does Anybody Care?)

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Fuzzygalore posted a little somethin’ somethin’ about Ride To Work day a while ago. Our beloved Fuzz rode to work. She didn’t see any more motorcycles than she typically would see most days. (Read the story in Fuzzy’s own words, here) Fuzzy’s post beckoned the question, do motorcycle awareness days really work, what do you think? Good ... The post It Was Ride To Work Day (Does Anybody Care?) appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Top 5 Picks from the ICON 1000 Collection

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    In motorcycles and in fashion, vintage is in, and ICON’s 1000 Collection kicks it old school. The collection blends old school aesthetics, cuts, and designs, and seamlessly integrates modern technology from ICON’s experience and research and development. Here are our top 5 picks from the ICON 1000 Collection. Trust me, you’re gonna like this. The post Top 5 Picks from the ICON 1000 Collection appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Throwback Thursday: 300cc is the New 250cc

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Remember that time when I said that 300cc motorcycles may very well be replacing 250cc as the new standard base model in North America? Here’s further evidence. I just read on VisorDown that Honda has unveiled a CB300F. It uses the same frame as the Honda CBR300R we talked about way back when, but with ... The post Throwback Thursday: 300cc is the New 250cc appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • How To: Motorcycle Burnout

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Have you got a rear tire, money in your wallet, and a little peace, quiet, and fresh air? Learn how to do a burn out on your motorcycle and you can say good bye to all of that in an instant! The post How To: Motorcycle Burnout appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • The 3 Best Motorcycle Helmets for Cruising

    12 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    In many parts of the world helmets are optional. Unfortunately, not all of us have the freedom to choose whether or not we put on before going out for a ride. Luckily, we do all have the choice of what helmet we’re going to wear. So we’ve put together a list of 2014′s best motorcycle ... The post The 3 Best Motorcycle Helmets for Cruising appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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    Dirt Bike Action

  • Rumor Mill: Tommy Searle Going to KTM?

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Is Tommy Searle Signing With KTM? There are strong rumors circulating the paddock at Fat Cat Moto Parc that Tommy Searle has signed with Factory KTM to race alongside Tony Cairoli for the 2015 MXGP season. With his contract at Kawasaki coming to an end, Tommy Searle has been rumored to be talking to a number of factory teams including Honda and Husqvarna.
  • 2014 Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro Race: Day 5

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    2014 Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro After hundreds of kilometers, it all comes down to a 5 minute gap at the final day of Red Bull Romaniacs. The young Jonny Walker leads the pack, with 4-time champion Graham Jarvis hot on his tail. Will Jonny be able to hold the lead and become the youngest rider to win the event? Or will Jarvis speed forward and claim his 5th victory at Red Bull Romaniacs?After narrowly missing out on a podium finish in 2013, Britain’s Jonny Walker rode the race of his life at the 2014 edition of the super-tough enduro race to crown himself the new “King of the…
  • Eli Tomac Wins At Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series at the Spring Creek Raceway in Millville, Minnesota

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Eli Tomac Wins At Millville Spring Creek RacewayEli Tomac topped the 450-class results sheet by winning his first-ever overall victory in outdoor motocross competition at this weekend’s round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series at Spring Creek Raceway in Millville, Minnesota. Although Tomac won both motos by huge margins, the GEICO Honda rider had to Battle with Ken Roczen in the first moto for the win, taking the lead with five laps remaining in the race.  Tomac took the lead in Moto 2 before the end of the first lap and proceeded to lead every lap…
  • 2015 KTM's See Major Changes

    5 Jun 2014 | 7:02 am
    2015 KTM UpdatesThe new 2015 KTM lineup will get some major updates:Chassis improvements include a new machined cross tube in the frame, which provides a stronger, more accurate connection of the frame and the linkage due to an improved production process, resulting in a 60g weight reduction. The frame is now powder-coated in KTM Factory orange. In addition: There is new linkage geometry with an improved rising rate for better control, stability and balance;The linkage has an improved production process for higher quality, resulting in a 40g weight reduction;A new WP 4CS fork…
  • Stu Baylor To Miss Lead Belt AMA National Enduro

    15 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    CycleNews.com2011 National Enduro champion and former XC2 GNCC champ, Steward Baylor, the 2011 National Enduro champion and former XC2 GNCC champ, will be forced to miss this weekend’s round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series in Missouri in addition to the Mountaineer Run GNCC the following weekend so he can heal from a concussion he suffered at the third round of the GNCC Series earlier this year.  Read more...
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • Peoria Motorcycle Crash Risks You Should Know About

    Breyer Law Offices
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Motorcycle riders are susceptible to Peoria motorcycle crashes every time they ride through the city. There’s no way around it. Some motorcycle riders believe that experience alone contributes to safety; however, the truth is that good riding habits (skill, paying attention, not getting complacent) are what help all motorcycle riders avoid being involved in a collision. One of the most important things that can help you avoid an incident on the road is knowing where to look for the crash risks. If you’ll be riding through Peoria soon, here are some crash risks you should know. Debris and…
  • What a Helmet Can Do for Your Arizona Motorcycle Gear Setup

    Breyer Law Offices
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Riding a motorcycle is one of life’s great joys, and if you’ve fallen in love with this past time and made it a normal part of your everyday life, then you know that you need a wide variety of items in your Arizona motorcycle gear setup. One of the most important things you have to decide when you’re choosing all of the gear for your setup is whether or not you will include a helmet amongst your safety gear. For those motorcycle riders who are under the age of 18, the choice is easy: you must wear a motorcycle helmet that is approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) because it…
  • Best Gifts for Your Phoenix Motorcycle Chick

    Breyer Law Offices
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    If there’s a Phoenix motorcycle chick in your life, you shouldn’t just get her the same old gifts for the holidays that everyone else will get—lotions, perfumes, socks, blankets, sweaters, etc. Instead, get her something that really speaks to who she is as a biker and a woman at the same time. Some of the best gift ideas we’ve seen this year for female motorcycle riders include: Charm bracelets just for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. If the female biker in your life loves jewelry, a charm bracelet can give her just the right amount of sparkle. There are many different companies…
  • Tucson Motorcycle Crashes and Your Safety Out on the Road

    Breyer Law Offices
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Tucson motorcycle crashes happen every day, and when you’re a motorcycle rider, it’s up to you to do whatever you can to protect yourself from other motorists, hazards on the road, and from yourself, especially in cases where you may take your own safety for granted. Staying safe on a motorcycle isn’t always easy and that’s why it is so important to understand how your own actions and the way you think can impact your ability to stay safe. Here are some of the most common things you may or may not think about when you’re out on the road, or getting ready to go out on the road, in…
  • Five Tools Every Yuma Motorcycle Rider Should Be Using

    Breyer Law Offices
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As a Yuma motorcycle rider, when you think about tools, you think about your tool kit: screwdriver, tire gauge, etc. But today, there are many more tools that could prove useful to most motorcyclists. We took a look at some of the best tools (including services) available to motorcycle riders today so you can learn how to make the most of your lifestyle. Motorcycle apps for your cell phone. No matter which side of the line you ride on, when it comes to your cell phone, there are plenty of apps out there that can help you ride safer, ride longer, and even choose better and more scenic rides.
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  • Why You Should Switch to a Shorai Lithium Battery

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    There has been a lot of hub bub about lithium batteries over the past few years.  They are slowly replacing other forms of batteries in everything from smart phones to cars and now even in motorcycles, ATV’s and other forms of powersports.  You can see huge benefits not only for competitive reasons, but for general maintenance as well. Lithium batteries do usually require a little more cash out of your pocket upfront, but they definitely pay off in the long run.  One company that has been proving this over the last few years is Shorai.  They are changing the game with their LFX…
  • How to Keep Your Motorcycle from Overheating

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Previously, we wrote about how to keep yourself cool on your motorcycle, but if your bike overheats on those hot days you won’t even be able to ride.  One of the first things that you notice when your bike overheats is the loss of power.  What happens after that can be much worse, like a nice hole in your piston.  When the temp nears triple digits, there are few things worse than being stranded on the highway.  Proper motorcycle maintenance and a few add-ons can help ensure that you keep your knees in the breeze and the bike running cool. Cooling System Let’s start with the…
  • Get Paid Back With a Mail-In Rebate on Your Favorite Dunlop or Metzeler Tires Now

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Are those tires of yours getting a little worn down?  Maybe you’re just not happy with the skins that you have now.  Whatever the case is, right now is a great time to pick up a new set of the best Dunlop or Metzeler motorcycle tires.  Both brands are currently running their own rebate program on select styles of their best tires, but you only have until the end of the month (ends 7-31-14) to jump on this awesome deal. Click HERE for a full list of the tires on Rebate. Dunlop “The American Made Tire Rebate.”  When you purchase a set of two select Dunlop tires, you can send in a…
  • Learn to Ride Two Up on Your Sport Bike

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Yes, that little pillion on the back of your sport bike can hold a passenger. Not everyone wants to ride their own bike, but a lot of people still want the experience of riding a sport bike.  Being a passenger is the next best thing to actually controlling the sport bike.  You might know someone close to you that falls into this category.  Once you’ve become a solid rider on your own, you can ride two-up on your sport bike to share those experiences with that someone. Now that’s not to say that you should just tell that person to hop on and head for the nearest twisties.  Riding with…
  • Build Your Own Custom Exhaust With Biltwell

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    “Forget the fashion-show, don’t worry about internet know-it-alls and the self righteous, just build, ride and enjoy your motorcycle!” That’s straight from the Biltwell Manifesto.  Ever since Biltwell began, they have been at the forefront of the movement and trend towards more garage mechanics hand building their own custom motorcycles.  They don’t believe in all of the over-the-top flashiness of show bikes.  Instead, Biltwell produces motorcycle parts that are not only high quality and functional but affordable enough so that anyone can benefit from them. The average garage…
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  • 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Washougal Race Results

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Ryan Dungey Dominates At Washougal, Tightens Championship Fight 450MX Podium – Photo: Matt Rice The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, returned to the west coast on Saturday afternoon with its annual visit to the Pacific Northwest and Washougal MX Park for the Washougal National, presented by Peterson CAT. For the second time in the last three rounds, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey topped the 450 Class, posting his first 1-1 sweep of the season for his third overall victory of 2014 and gaining significant ground in the championship…
  • Ivan Tedesco Retires From Racing On His Terms

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    “Hot Sauce” Caps Off His 14-Year Professional Racing Career Ivan Tedesco in action – Photo: Simon Cudby “It has been a roller coaster since I started racing pro at the end of 1999 at Millville,” says veteran racer Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco in announcing his retirement from RCH Soaring Eagle Suzuki this weekend. “I have had a lot of success… and a lot of failure. However, the one thing I can do is to walk away from this deal knowing I gave it my all every time I got on my motorcycle. In the end that’s all you can ask of a person — give…
  • AMA Announces Full Roster Of US Team Members Contesting 2014 ISDE

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Grant Baylor – Photo: Shan Moore The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the full contingent of U.S. riders who will compete at the 88th International Six Days Enduro, Nov. 3-8, in San Juan, Argentina. Joining the previously announced World Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell is a full roster of 31 gold-medal hopefuls on the Junior Trophy Team, the Women’s Trophy Team and six club teams. “The U.S. teams will arrive in Argentina ready to race for a world title,” said U.S. ISDE Team Manager…
  • AMA Petition Calls For Return Of Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites, Offices

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles and other agencies removing CHP lane-splitting guidelines from their websites and…
  • Ready for The Rally: Essentials For your Ride to Sturgis

    Eric Ellis
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    From the moment they throw a leg over the saddle of a Hog for the first time there’s one goal just about every Harley ride envisions, cruising into downtown Sturgis, South Dakota, to attend the mother of all motorcycle rallies, the legendary Sturgis Rally. From the thousands of bikes lined up and down Main Street to the amazing sweeping curves and majestic surroundings of the Black Hills, attending the Sturgis Rally is an event that stays with you for the rest of your life. Where else can you party with hundreds of thousands of like-minded individuals, make new friends, and meet up with…
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    Bel-Ray Racing Photos, News, Racing, and more.

  • Loket MXGP Photo Gallery

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray racers in action from the recent MXGP event in Loket, Czech Republic. Racers featured include; Tommy Searle, Dylan Ferrandis, Thomas Covington, Aleksandr Tonkov, Romain Febvre, Nathan Watson and Dean Ferris. Images courtesy Kawasaki and Husqvarna (Husqvarna Photo Credit J.P. Acevedo). Related posts: Finland MXGP Photo Gallery Sweden MXGP Photo Gallery German MXGP Photo Gallery
  • Bel-Ray Racer Andrew DeLong Finishes Third Overall at Rattlesnake National

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    HUSQVARNA’S ANDREW DELONG 3RD OVERALL AT RATTLESNAKE NATIONAL Words and photos courtesy Husqvarna (Photo credit Shan Moore) Husqvarna factory rider Andrew DeLong picked up a confidence building third overall at the weekend, competing closer to home at the Rattlesnake National Enduro at Cross Fork, Pennsylvania. Delong was first out following his win in Rd. 6 in Michigan and was optimistic that he might be able to land another win following his victory in Rd. 6 of the competition in Michigan. The weather was on his side but heavy growth over the entire course made it tough to be starting at…
  • Podium Finishes for Bel-Ray Racers in Sweden

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    DOUBLE BATTLE OF VIKINGS PODIUM IN SWEDEN BEL-RAY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING PAIRING OF JOAKIM LJUNGGREN AND GRAHAM JARVIS PLACE SECOND AND THIRD IN THE SWEDISH BATTLE OF VIKINGS EXTREME ENDURO. With the Battle of Vikings marking the third round of the European Extreme Enduro Championship it was a result to remember for the Husqvarna Motorcycles pairing with both riders finishing on the podium in the four-hour long race. As defending champion of the race, Joakim Ljunggren faced a stronger challenge for top honours in 2014 with some of the best extreme enduro riders in the world attending.
  • Spring Creek Photo Gallery

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray supported Rockstar Energy racers Jason Anderson and Joey Savatgy in action from the recent AMA Nationals in Millville, MN. Images are courtesy Rockstar Energy Racing. Related posts: Budd’s Creek Photo Gallery Budd’s Creek Photo Gallery Rockstar KTM Photo Gallery
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    Helmet or Heels: I'm comfortable in either!

  • I was feeling old until …

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    Check out this video! 80 reasons to keep moving!
  • Breakfast, lunch and hugs are served!

    12 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I haven’t been here, but if you live or are traveling through Albuquerque, NM you’ve got to stop at Tim’s Place! Here’s a link to Tim’s Place. Do share if you’ve been there!
  • And the Verdict is …

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    I went back to the neurologist this week for another MRI and MRA. My sister came with me. She was very happy not being the patient Well the verdict is no riding, at least for now. The left vertebral artery is healing, but still has a ways to go. The doctor doesn’t want me to risk another “event” especially since there’s no clear cause of the first dissection. I’m bummed, but when he spelled out the continued risk it was rather sobbering. The same goes with exercising. I have to start slow and see how it goes. No crazy work outs for now. I also need to be careful…
  • Guess Who Came to Visit?

    6 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    My brother-in-law drove to Minnesota for a business and we found a stow-away … my sister Peggy!! Me and my sister Peggy!! Since Peggy’s diagnosis and my dissected vertebral artery we haven’t seen each other in a forever!!! What a wonderful surprise to have a visit from my sister  and brother-in-law. Peggy still has an inoperable cancer tumor, but her attitude is outstanding. She will be in town for a few days and is going with me back to the neurologist on Tuesday. I’m hoping for a good report … like back to riding my motorcycle, off the rat poison, I mean…
  • No Riding, but a Tasty Recipe

    10 Jun 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Haven’t posted in a while mostly because I’m not riding. I’m counting down the days till my next appointment with the neurologist – 27 days in case you were wondering. My motorcycle isn’t sitting still because my son has been riding it the last couple of weeks. Today was one of the harder days not being able to throw a leg over and ride to work because the weather was perfect with very little wind. If my hubby hadn’t taken his cycle to work I would have been very tempted to just do it. Okay, I’m done whining … at least for today  Instead…
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  • reader rides | 1981 kawasaki 250cc bobber

    Adrian S
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    We got an email from Travis about his latest build. Who? Travis Bennington. He’s our attorney by day and backyard motorcycle builder by night. In November Travis sent us his 1981 Yamaha SR250 bobber build. The SR250 bobber’s color code was based on a painting he made of his wife years earlier. Now he’s at ... The post reader rides | 1981 kawasaki 250cc bobber appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • honda cb750 bobber by tin can customs

    Adrian S
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:23 am
    We got an email last week from Chris Dekker at Tin Can Customs. Chris calls it a Honda CB750 bobber with some neat tricks to it. Dekker at Tin Can Customs did all of the work himself. There wasn’t a real plan to it from the get go, but everything turned out alright. Honda CB750 ... The post honda cb750 bobber by tin can customs appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • yamaha v-star bobber | tico designs

    Adrian S
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Mauricio Mora wasn’t born on the back of a motorcycle, but close enough. As a young Costa Rican Tico, Mauricio’s been around bikes forever. Sneaking out of the house to go the motorcycle shop across the street was a part of growing up. These days Costa Rica’s far off in the rear view mirrors, and ... The post yamaha v-star bobber | tico designs appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • this commercial gets me every time

    Adrian S
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:56 am
    From Taiwain with love… HUH?! The post this commercial gets me every time appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • old dehli motorcycles the film – royal enfield flick

    Adrian S
    30 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Far away from the world of doctors, engineers, and lawyers there is a place in India dedicated to man and machine. It’s a world of its own made of grease and gears, of dirty finger nails and custom paint. In this place the whole country stands behind one iconic motorcycle. It’s not Harley-Davidson. It’s Royal Enfield.   The post old dehli motorcycles the film – royal enfield flick appeared first on bikerMetric.
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR58: CrossFit to Ride!

    Competition Accessories
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    For those of you who have been around our channel for a while (or have watched old episodes), you may remember WRR6: Mental Health, Physical Fitness, and Motorcycles.  In this episode we talked about what motorcycling can do for your psyche, but also the advantages of being in good shape as a motorcyclist.  It’s easy to see […]
  • Customer Review Spotlight – HJC IS-MAX BT Helmets

    Competition Accessories
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    HJC IS-MAX BT Helmets Display Name: cincycosmo OH Title: Great helmet Cons: Slide down shield hits nose Date Submitted: July 15, 2014 Pros:  Lots of features for the price, comfortable, relativity quiet I got my helmet about a month ago. I have ridden with it several hours now.  Generally I like it. It is comfortable and quiet for […]
  • Competition Accessories Sets Out to Find the Safest Bikers in the United States

    Competition Accessories
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Montana tops the list of states with the most motorcycle helmets in use, according to Which states have the most safety conscious riders in it? That’s what Competition Accessories  set to find out by looking for the safest bikers in the continental United States. After compiling purchasing data and breaking it down state-by-state, we […]
  • New One Week Sale – Dry Tour Boots only $99 – Rosso Sport Boots $100 Off – New Weekly Ride and More!

    Competition Accessories
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Don’t miss out on our One Week Only Specials at  
  • Customer Review Spotlight – Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 Womens Mesh Jacket

    Competition Accessories
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    See what our customers have to say as we spotlight product reviews.  Debuting this new feature of our Blog, is a customer review on the Joe Rocket Cleo 2.2 Womens Mesh Jacket.   Display Name: Linda J Title: Wow Cons: None so far Date Submitted: July 15, 2014 Pros:  Fit, Style, Comfort The jacket’s fit is very true-to-size […]
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    Beijing Electric Bike Tours - Beijing's Electric Bike Blog

  • Drum & Bell Tower Demolition

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    After hearing about the Drum & Bell Tower demolition 3 years ago, i've been encouraging as many people as I can to visit it before this slice of history disappears. It looks like time ran out and they're actually beginning demolition of the tower now. R.I.P. A beautiful piece of Beijing history.Full Story here:
  • Raising the Roof

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Looks like this guy was too busy raising the roof that he forgot to check his height restrictions. Looks like he was plowing through at quite a fast pace to do this much damage. Ahh, the things you get to witness when you ride above!
  • 6 Guys, 1 Bike

    22 Jun 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Definitely not recommended...but awesome nonetheless. 
  • This is happening too often in China nowadays...

    12 Jun 2014 | 5:28 am
  • 5 Industries That China Expats Should Break Into

    18 May 2014 | 10:15 pm
    For anyone to have made the so-called brave and daring decision to live in Asia, this may sound like an all-too-familiar refrain. There’s no doubt that Asia is a different world from the States, but the popular American perception of life abroad in Asia could not be further from the truth. Here are the 5 Industries China expats should break into:EducationE-CommerceFashion, Design & ArtFood & DrinkGreenCheck out the entire article at Career Hack.
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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • Becket Rider’s Honda A Pipe Dream

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    BECKET, MA – Paul Shartrand was riding his 1982 Honda CM 250 Custom down Brooker Hill Road on Tuesday evening when he came upon an obstruction. A rotted tree had fallen across the roadway only moments earlier, sending wood chips and trunk chunks  everywhere. Nearby residents, aided by a town worker who drove upon the […] The post Becket Rider’s Honda A Pipe Dream appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Is Polaris Slingshot Really A Motorcycle?

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    It was a busy weekend for Polaris Industries. Its Indian division unwrapped a new Roadmaster luxury touring model. Its Victory brand unveiled a new premium bagger called the Magnum. And Polaris revealed a new three-wheeled, reverse trike called the Slingshot. While there’s no mistaking the Roadmaster and the Magum as being motorcycles – they have […] The post Is Polaris Slingshot Really A Motorcycle? appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Indian Revives Roadmaster Model For 2015

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Indian today revealed its 2015 model lineup, reviving the Roadmaster name for a new “luxury touring” model that has an MSRP starting at $26,999. The original Indian company produced the Roadmaster between 1947 and 1953. “It is truly a privilege and an honor for our team to be a part of motorcycling history in designing and […] The post Indian Revives Roadmaster Model For 2015 appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Victory Unwraps Magnum For 2015

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Victory released its 2015 model lineup today, adding a new premium bagger called the Magnum. With an MSRP starting at $21,999, Victory proclaims that the Magnum has “a 21-inch (front) wheel, slammed back-end, custom paint, and our best performing sound system ever.” Powering the Magnum is Victory’s “Freedom 106″ V-twin engine. The model features a […] The post Victory Unwraps Magnum For 2015 appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Project Livewire To Propel Black Widow

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Harley-Davidson and Marvel have teamed up again. The companies today confirmed that Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff character (a.k.a. Black Widow) will ride a Project Livewire electric motorcycle in the upcoming movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the announcement coming at Comic-Con in San Diego. Another Harley-Davidson – a Street 750 – was featured earlier this year […] The post Project Livewire To Propel Black Widow appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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    Two Stroke Racelab

  • Motorcycle Republik

    Nick Prionas
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    This post is about the one and only Hellenic Motorcycle Museum that is based in Athens, Greece.  It features a big collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as many barnfinds.Panagiotis Mariolopoulos(GR) has gathered a quite broad collection of motorcycles with something for everyone, ranging from 1919 up to present though with an emphasis tilted mostly toward European models. The collection is constantly changing and expanding in a three-storey building, that each one features it's own theme. At the museum, you will find names from Ariel up to Zündapp and most of the…
  • This blog is now 4 years old.

    Nick Prionas
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
  • 2stroke Bibliography

    Nick Prionas
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    A short list of two stroke related books. A lot of them are now discontinued and the list is certainly not complete but I beleive I have included all the major and well known books.1) Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines, Gordon P. Blair 2) Basic Design of Two Stroke Engines, Gordon P. Blair 3) Two-Stroke Performance Tuning, Graham Bell4) Motorcycle Tuning: Two-Stroke, John Robinson5) The High-Performance Two-Stroke Engine, John C. Dixon6) Villiers Singles Improvements Handbook, Rob Carrick & John Wood7) Mini-motocross & Pitbike Performance handbook, Eric Gorr8) Motocross &…
  • Vespa Smallframe 50S expansion chamber

    Nick Prionas
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    I'm in the middle of fabricating an expansion chamber for my Vespa smallframe. It's a demanding job with lots of challenges but I hope that eventually everything will go well. It seems like I will have to spend a lot of working hours along with my tig welding machine.
  • Honda Rs crank with Suzuki Rm125 rod

    Nick Prionas
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Suzuki Rm125 connecting rods will straight fit the Honda Rs125 NF4 & RS250 NF5 bikes. It is +6mm longer than stock though, so be prepared for some more mods prior installation to the engine.The 110mm Suzuki connecting rods are from Rm125 2004-2008 models.
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    BigScotty - Big Biker Lifestyle Blog

  • Corbin Custom Saddle for Indian Chief Motorcycle Review

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    The new Indian Chiefs come with a very handsome, high-quality leather seat for two. The seat is set in two pieces. You can remove the rear pillion for solo riding.While the stock saddle will be comfortable to some people, not everyone’s made the same. Enter the need for companies like Mike Corbin’s custom seat factory.For decades, Mike has been making seats for motorcycle riders. Not only are these seats comfortable, they are cool-looking.The secret of Corbin’s saddles is that they offer a seat customized to your height, weight, and inseam. They also make seats with more…
  • Indian Motorcycle Announces the Indian Roadmaster & More

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Yesterday in Minneapolis, Polaris held it’s annual dealer show and announced its new 2015 lineup. The only new bike announced in Minnesota was the Roadmaster.The name Roadmaster is to Indian Motorcycles what the name Stingray is to Corvettes. Throughout Indian Motorcycle’s history, there have been several models called the “Roadmaster.” For 2015, Indian is bringing the name back. In a direct shot across the bow of Harley-Davidson’s big Ultra touring bike, the Roadmaster starts at $26,999 and comes with a full tour pak. That’s about $7k less than…
  • Why I'm Not Going To Sturgis & Why I Wish I Could

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    There's not much that can be written about Sturgis that hasn't been written. Everyone knows Sturgis. I believe it's the biggest single gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in America and the world. The last time I was there was 1981. Even then it seemed almost too much. I've thought of going every single year since but it never worked out.This year I was thinking of going. But my bikes were all too new to make the long journey. They would have required service somewhere along the way and it didn't make sense to risk trying to find a dealer I could trust mid-trip. And then there's just the…
  • Top 10 Motorcycles For Women

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    (From Women Riders Now)1. Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 SuperLow2. Star Motorcycles V Star Custom / Classic (650)3. Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom4. Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe5. Star Motorcycles V Star 9506. Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C27. Kawasaki Ninja 250 / 3008. Harley-Davidson Street Glide9. Kawasaki Vulcan 90010. Star Motorcycles V Star 250What say you? What’s missing from the list?
  • Great Britain Launches “The ‘Didn’t See’ radio campaign” to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists.

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    A THINK! radio campaign has been launched in GB to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.Launching today (21 July 2014), the ‘Didn’t See’ campaign will run for 4 weeks on national radio with the aim of reducing the number of motorcyclist and driver collisions on our roads.Research for THINK! has shown that drivers believe the majority of motorcycle accidents happen because of bikers breaking the speed limit – but…
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  • East Providence Slip and Fall Lawyer | The History of our City

    Kevin Landry
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Your East Providence Slip and Fall Lawyer weighs in on Providence’s history and turning a bad situation around. As a resident of East Providence, you likely know all about our city’s origin. As a slip and fall lawyer based in East Providence, I love learning about the colonial history of our nation and city, as it is interesting from both a legal and personal perspective. Founding the City Providence was founded by Roger Williams, a law student and theologian who was exiled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for his rejection of the Church of England and strong views on religious freedom in…
  • 11 Ways You Can Help Your Providence Auto Accident Lawyer

    Kevin Landry
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    If you have been involved in a Providence car accident, you have the right to hire a Providence auto accident lawyer to help you get compensation. Many people probably do not know how they can help their Providence auto accident lawyer get the best settlement on their case. They hardly realize that their lawyer can’t do all the work alone. You need to work with your lawyer as a team on the case and your case will only be as strong as the documentation contained in your lawyer’s file. You can help make sure that your lawyer has all the information they need to create a solid case for you.
  • 4 Questions A Providence Slip And Fall Accident Attorney Will Ask You

    Kevin Landry
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    If you have been in a slip and fall accident, you will need to look for a Providence slip and fall accident attorney. However, before you hire a professional, make sure you were not careless. Your carelessness can have a major impact on your case. In almost every slip and fall injury case, your Providence slip and fall accident attorney can explain to you how your behavior and carelessness plays a major role. It can be the deciding factor for winning or losing the case. In legal terms, such subjects are categorized as comparative negligence. It’s considered to be fault equation in a…
  • Massachusetts Injury Attorney | The 4th of July

    Kevin P. Landry
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    A trusted Massachusetts injury attorney goes through the basic safety guidelines to keep in mind this 4th of July. With the 4th Of July festivities just three days away, I’m sure all New Englanders are only thinking about one thing; fireworks. Nothing says summer like watching the fireworks on the fourth with the family. There are so many firework shows in Massachusetts with thousands of people in attendance. These displays are organized by the local fire departments and conducted by professionals that are licensed. They know how to run the show safely, so why try to put on a show of your…
  • Who is Responsible For a Slip and Fall Accident Injury?

    Kevin Landry
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:13 pm
    It’s extremely possible for one to have a slip and fall accident injury in a residential building, hotel or departmental store… And, every time it happens, property owners are usually responsible for the injuries sustained. Slip and fall accident injuries are so common nowadays. Thousands of people get injured each year when they trip and fall on dangerous flight stairs and floors, or when they’re simply trying to take a walk. In most case, however, property owners are usually to blame for such occurrences and are therefore expected to pay for the injuries sustained. That said, how can…
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  • Clocking off

    Dexter Scull
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    I realised I haven’t been riding the KTM as much as I should this year… when it made me late. I set off for a nice little Sunday morning blast, met a few guys for a ride down to Loomies. Then I set off to have a bit of a play on my own, as […] The post Clocking off appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Any tips for keeping cool on the bike?

    James Miodonski
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    This sunshine is great, but flippin ‘eck it makes for a hot and sweaty day’s riding.  What’s your method for keeping your cool when riding in this?  Mesh kit, soaking your buff in water before you put it on – any tips? * Not that we’re complaining it must be said – it’s lovely! The post Any tips for keeping cool on the bike? appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • What’s the best commuter bike?

    James Miodonski
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    So, discussion this morning turned to commuter bikes and led to a bit of an (almost heated) debate about which bike would make the best choice for getting to and from work every day. As a rough and dirty checklist, hastily scribbled down on the back of a fuel receipt we reckon that ideally we’d […] The post What’s the best commuter bike? appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • Mirror, mirror

    Dexter Scull
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Friend just called – can I pick him up from A&E. He’d had a minor spill – after hitting the mirror of a truck with his head when he was filtering. Apparently he’s okay, just bruises and a mild concussion, but the bike’s trashed. Now, in case you missed it, let me repeat why I […] The post Mirror, mirror appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
  • RANT – Dipped Beams Please

    Jim Bryan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    This week I’ve been acting as the family’s, “one man and an estate car”, delivering one daughter and a % of her stuff to her new flat in London, collecting another and all her stuff from Newcastle, and then up to Edinburgh to scout for accommodation for our youngest – I’m knackered! These journeys have […] The post RANT – Dipped Beams Please appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
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  • Motorcycle TV: Sons of Anarchy new season coming soon.

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    In a little more than a month, FX’s hit soap opera for men will be back for its last season.  The next episode will premiere on the 9th of September, so get your DVRs set to record the 7th and final season. While not a lot has been released about the final set of shows, a few tidbits have come out: * The show starts 10 days after Tara’s murder and Jax in jail. * Malcom-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) will play the VP of the Grim Bastards. * Rock Star Marilyn Manson will play a white supremacist inmate…not sure where that is going. LOL * Courtney Love will play the preschool teacher for…
  • Motorcycle Ride: To nowhere but Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Maryland and back to Virginia!

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Well that was the extent of my afternoon ride.  I was back and forth over these state lines just hitting the back roads of the area.  Riding to nowhere but getting all over the place. I stopped for a few pictures and a bottle of water a couple of time (it was over 90F) but otherwise I just rode on.  I put on just over 200 miles during the afternoon (and popping 29K on the Army bike) before stopping to have dinner with the wife at her place of work!  
  • Motorcycle Radio: DawgHouse #269 ready for Download

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US Highlights from the show: Putting the FUN in Funeral, you can now attend a motorcycle show in a famous cemetery. Woman lets God take the wheel, nearly kills motorcyclist then stops for burgers. (God fled the scene before the police arrived) Like something from Star Trek… resonate frequency issues between the engine and frame is forcing Harley to recall Dyna’s in Australia! Spring Creek Motocross results and discussion. AMA Daytona Sportbike and AMA Superbike results and discussion.  
  • Motorcycle Review: My thoughts on our new 2014 Ultra Limited…Part 5… Really Harley…really

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
      The dealer database is just WRONG, I don’t understand why!!! Debbie and I took an 890 mile weekend ride over the 4th of July holiday.  It was here that a VERY surprising weakness with the built in GPS appeared. The motorcycle GPS has a database of HD dealers. During our ride I selected Freedom HD (Canton, OH) from the list of local dealerships in the GPS and we rolled out. After about a 15 minute ride the GPS announced that we had reach our destination “on the right”. “Technically” it was correct, Freedom HD was on the right, but we were in the middle of the interstate…
  • Outdoor fun indoors

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    warrenscottmassey:Whiy not…. Can you say Rally Cross? Originally posted on The other pictures.: Don’t know what to do with an abandoned building? Make it into a motorcycle track! -Pille- View original
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    CV Performance: Latest News

  • High Flow Fuel Valves

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Providing an adequate supply of fuel to your stock, aftermarket, or well tuned carburetor is crucial to achieving maximum performance out of your Harley motorcycle. Stock petcock valves can be restrictive and starve the float bowl of the high flow requirement often needed during hard acceleration. Removing any restriction will guarantee that enough gas will be available when you actually need it. High Flow Fuel Valves from Accel are now available through CV Performance. These replacement petcock valves increase flow by up to 40% when combined with a 5/16 fuel hose and our…
  • Harley Carburetor Tuning 101: The 88 Sportster Needle

    30 May 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Harley tuners, mechanics, and those doing their own wrenching have long known about using the 1988 Sportster needle for tuning the Harley CV carburetor.  History Harley Davidson motorcycles have a long history of carburetors used on their models over the years, but none as popular as the CV carburetor. Introduced in 1988 on Sportster models to replace the Keihin "butterfly" carburetor, the CV also from Keihin introduced a vacuum actuated slide and needle to regulate fuel delivery. As engine loads change the slide moves up or down allowing the suspended needle to meter fuel passing around…
  • How Harley-Davidson V-Twin engines are made

    6 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here is an interesting video of how the v-twin engine is made in the Harley Davidson factory. It's amazing how easy this assembly seems when produced on an assembly line. Anyone who has ever built or rebuilt a Harley engine in their garage can appreciate how much more difficult this is when using standard shop tools and your bare hands.
  • Harley Brake Pad Replacement

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    An often overlooked item when preparing for the spring riding season are brakes. Replacing your Harley brake pads will assure you have the stopping power for whatever the road throws at you.  Well maintained motorcycle brakes, especially on a heavy Harley-Davidson are crucial. At the first sign of major wear you should always service your brakes. Installing new brake pads can be a simple procedure when following the instructions in your service manual and is accomplished with basic tools. Be sure to "bed-in" new brake pads after installation for proper break in. Check out the following…
  • Harley O2 Sensors now available

    27 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    Oxygen sensors for most Harley-Davidson models are now in stock. O2 Sensors for Harley Big Twins, Sportsters, and V Rods. 
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