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  • 2015 Leesburg BikeFest Report

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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The 19th annual Leesburg BikeFest rumbled into town Friday, the party reverberating from Main Street to Towne Square topped off a free show by headliner Lita Ford.
  • Triumph owner John Bloor becomes billionaire

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    24 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    THE owner of Triumph Motorcycles has become a billionaire after his wealth increased by a third over the last year.John Bloor, who bought the British firm from liquidation in 1983 for £150,000, is now estimated to be worth £1.025 billion by the Sunday Times Rich List.Triumph’s progress was not particularly smooth following the introduction of Bloor’s initial six-model range in 1991. Although the naked Trident 900 triple and Trophy 1200 sports tourer were well received, other models were less competitive.The British firm’s tarnished reputation took time to repair,…
  • Seven Iconic 1950s European Convertibles

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    Viju Mathew
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    In the 1950s, while many U.S. carmakers focused on family-friendly vehicles—and as such eyesores as those from Ford’s Edsel marque came off the assembly line—these topless European beauties presented racier alternatives. Such superior performers as the Ferrari 212 and Lotus Type 15 were clearly built for life in the fast lane (and the spotlight), some of them making fine showings from Mille Miglia to 24 Hours of Le Mans. And while high speeds with the top down can send the heart racing, these iconic cars inspi...
  • Russian Bikers Start Ride Toward Berlin, Despite Polish Entry Ban

    Motorcycle News
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on April 25 began a ride toward Berlin to commemorate the Soviet Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Warsaw's announcement that it would refuse to let them into Poland. About 20 motorcyclists, including members of the Night Wolves motorcycle club, set off from Moscow with the aim of crossing into Poland to eventually reaching Berlin on May 9. Poland, alarmed by the aggressive nationalism of the Night Wolves, said on April 24 that it wouldn't allow them entry.
  • Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Enishkeetompauog and Enisketomp

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    21 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    On Saturday morning, I rolled Kenny’s Tiger out of the garage and set off for the Orient Ferry on the east end of the Island. My Tiger is in need of a new chain and sprockets. It’s nice to have a “spare” around for just such an occasion. The Orient Ferry drops you off in New London, Connecticut on the other side of the Long Island Sound. From there it’s a hop, skip and a jump to visit Enishkeetompauog, the Whispering Giant in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Enishkeetompauog is in good shape considering his age. He was dedicated in 1982. Apparently this…
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  • Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 24 April 2015

    Mike Werner
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    With a lot of travelling and when at home, lots of work being done on our new home, I barely have time to look at the motorcycle, let alone ride it. It looks so lonely out there in the garage, and that while the riding weather is near perfect. But sitting in trains, planes and automobiles gives me the chance to catch up on my reading. Here are a few interesting articles that you may have missed over the last week. - 2015 Argentina MotoGP Post-Race Round Up: On Rossi Vs Marquez, And Why You Shouldn't Believe The Pundits (Motomatters) - 10 Must Have Motorcycle Accessories (Motorcycle Central) -…
  • French National Police - Results Of Airbag Vest For Motorcycle Cops

    Mike Werner
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    #France #NationalPolice #AirbagVests - The French motorcycle police undergoes a gruelling and very difficult training. The National Police training center has adopted airbag vests for the trainees, and since they have had them, they have not had any serious injuries. On average, one airbag vest gets deployed EVERY DAY! ...
  • Not Much Use On A Motorcycle

    Mike Werner
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    #Funny #Misplaced - That serves very little purpose on a motorcycle, does it? As decoration, or for electric motorcycles - maybe. But it is funny. ...
  • Review: 2015 Yamaha R3 - Double Game

    Gwendal Salaun
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    #Review #Yamaha - A detailed and translated review from a top French web site of the 2015 Yamaha R3 - Double Game ...
  • Two Deserving Crowd-Funding Project: Hues of my Vision and MotoMatters

    Mike Werner
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    #Crowd-Funding #GreatProjects - Lots of crowd-funding projects out there, but few are deserving. But now we have two that merit at the least your attention, and at best, your money: 1. Hues of my Vision is a coffee table book of Ara and Spirit who have been riding their motorcycle sidecar for 9 years through every corner of the USA. This is a volume buying deal to make the book price affordable. 2. MotoMatters is the top MotoGP/World Superbike web site that gives you the very best analysis and coverage of the top motorcycle races. To be able to continue covering these races, David Emmett…
 
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    The Kneeslider

  • The Ragged Edge – An American Comeback Story – Almost

    Paul Crowe
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Was the release of this film bad timing or an amazing coincidence? You decide. This is a film about Erik Buell Racing. It's the story of Erik coming back after being abruptly shut down by Harley Davidson, forming a new company and putting everything he had into making American sport […]
  • Harley Davidson was Planning Multiple V4 Motorcycles

    Paul Crowe
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - The Harley Davidson V4 prototype photos you saw here recently got me really curious. Just exactly what was the Motor Company planning to do with these new engines? Well, if you ask the right questions to people who would likely know, you begin to tease the story out a bit, […]
  • Erik Buell Racing Closes Down

    Paul Crowe
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Erik Buell Racing has closed the doors and is filing for receivership, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After being closed down by Harley Davidson, it looked like Erik was back on his feet and Erik Buell Racing was doing well, but perhaps that was only on the track. I'm […]
  • Harley Davidson V4 Engine Prototype Photos

    Paul Crowe
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - In 2007, we wrote about the Harley Davidson Nova V4 engine project from way back in the mid 1970s. AMF owned Harley in those years and decided a V4 wasn't a profitable venture so they killed it. Then, in 2009, there were rumors of a new Harley V4 project. This […]
  • Motus MSTR Lone Star 2 Reveals the Beast Inside

    Paul Crowe
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - You already know Motus created a really impressive machine for the rider in search of that All American V4 rumble in a very capable yet civilized sport bike, but what if Doctor Jekyll was allowed to break free of his bonds, what sort of brutal Mr Hyde would you get? […]
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    Visordown

  • Marquez breaks finger in training crash

    Samantha Wanless
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    REPSOL Honda's Marc Marquez fractured his little finger of the left hand after crashing his dirt bike whilst training and has since undergone surgery. The 22-year-old Spaniard had his fractured little finger operated on this afternoon by Dr. Xavier Mir, Head of the Unit for Hand and Upper Extremities Pathology at the Hospital Universitario Quiron Dexeus in Barcelona, which has subsequently said to have been successful.After the surgery, Repsol Honda spoke to Dr. Mir who explained: “The patient presented a deformity to the little finger of his left hand and a subsequent X-Ray…
  • Video review Yamaha R3 road and track test

    Steve Farrell
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    Read our full review of the Yamaha YZF-R3 Related Content Video: KTM RC 390 review KTM Duke 250 and RC250 coming? Honda CBR300R price announced KTM RC200 not coming to the UK Long-term test: KTM Duke 390 review
  • Triumph owner John Bloor becomes billionaire

    Visordown News
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    THE owner of Triumph Motorcycles has become a billionaire after his wealth increased by a third over the last year.John Bloor, who bought the British firm from liquidation in 1983 for £150,000, is now estimated to be worth £1.025 billion by the Sunday Times Rich List.Triumph’s progress was not particularly smooth following the introduction of Bloor’s initial six-model range in 1991. Although the naked Trident 900 triple and Trophy 1200 sports tourer were well received, other models were less competitive.The British firm’s tarnished reputation took time to repair,…
  • Review your bike to win Motul and MucOff goodies

    Visordown
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    YOU'LL find over 2,800 owner reviews on Visordown, covering over 1,000 bike models - but we're always looking for more.That's why we're offering prizes to readers who add a review of their bike to our owner reviews section. Well done to last week's competition winners Griso 54, Duncan 75, Nick Griva for writing a thorough review of their bikes and winning SDoc100 cleaning gear.This week, we have a load of Motul products to give out and a pouch of Muc-Off bike cleaner to remove all that winter grime.Review your bike before May 7, 2015, for a chance to win. Your review…
  • Drifting a supercharged Victory

    Visordown
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    TONY Carbajal and Joe Vertical of the Victory Stunt team get all sideways on their supercharged baggers.Sign up for Visordown's weekly newsletter, Bugsplat, to get the best motorcycle news, road tests and features plus exclusive competitions and offers direct to your inbox. Register as a Visordown member here and tick the box for Bugsplat in your newsletter settings here. Related Content Powersliding in trainers Drifting with Jorian Ponomareff Power sliding in shorts and t-shirt Valancian Samurais of Slide Leon Haslam, sliding the Fireblade SP
 
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    Rides Roads and Ronman

  • Something is a Brewing

    Ronman
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:15 pm
    For those of you who have followed this blog for a time now, you know I haven’t been posting very much the past two or three years.  Many things have contributed to this. I won’t bother you with the details of such.  Suffice it to say that the least of which certainly wasn’t a loss of inspiration.  Alas, I haven’t given up on Rides Roads and Ronman.  Thank you for not giving up as well. Throughout this period I have been searching for what was missing.  The main inspiration for many years was motorcycles and the trips and sights along the way. That period in my…
  • Finding My Way

    Ronman
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Life has been a winding twisting road of late. Granted that can be fun at times. There are other  times when it simply wears you down. Ups and downs. Slowly I’m picking my way through the boondoggle. One thing is certain. This is an education. Life isn’t always a pleasant learning experience either. The school of hard knocks is filled with none other than hard knocks. This year has had a turbulent start. Recovering from surgery was no cake walk. That took much longer than I ever anticipated.  We also had plenty of winter weather.  That added up to an additional week out of…
  • Honky Hip Hop

    Ronman
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    What’s with this stuff that they call country music these days? It’s certainly not country. It’s not rap. Its crap. All of it sounds the same.  I think this stuff needs to have a name.  I say we call it Honky Hip Hop. What say ye? Personally, the part that irks me the most is that people are trying to pass this off as country music. You know, there is plenty of room for any type of music that you enjoy.  I don’t like all music, obviously. Take people like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Joe Ely, Chris Knight and others.  They obviously have country influences. Yet they…
  • The Wheel Keeps Turning Round and Round

    Ronman
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    One thing is certain. We cannot stop time.  Time keeps going no matter what we do. Once again we’ve run through another year.  Another 365 days are but a memory. Along with time there is also change.  Change in seasons. Change in weather. Change is styles. Change in relationships. This past year has been refreshing and rejuvenating  in many ways.  I’ve enjoyed getting more involved in my dogs.  So much so that I raised a litter of pups.  I enjoyed messing with and learning about  the Treeing Mountain Feists.  It has taught me many lessons and helped me through some…
  • Gallbladder Removal

    Ronman
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:58 pm
    I wanted to take a few minutes tonight and bring everyone up to speed on my recent surgery.  Tuesday evening my gallbladder was surgically removed.  I must say that the staff at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna treated me exceptionally well.  They were all very kind to me.  Dr. Larson explained everything to me before the procedure and took the time afterwords to answer any and all questions that I had. As those of you who know me already understand, I don’t like much fuss being made about me.  So for the next couple weeks or so I’ll be in the recovery process.  That…
 
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  • Electrifying: Digital Directiv’s custom Ducati

    Chris Hunter
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    If you could buy a brand new Ducati SportClassic today, what would it look like? We reckon it’d be very similar to this—a rapid custom from electrical whizz Joe Tessitore of Digital Directiv. ‘Bella’ is a ground-up restoration of a 2007 Sport 1000s, boosted with seriously upmarket performance kit. It’s inspired by the limited edition Ducati MH900E, the hand-built predecessor to the ill-fated SportClassic line. Joe has re-imagined the SportClassic with high-tech changes, modern improvements, and upgrades that spared no expense. But the effect is low key rather than flashy. “I…
  • Fuller Moto’s Minty Fresh Norton Commando 750

    Wesley Reyneke
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    The Handbuilt Motorcycle show rocked Austin, Texas earlier this month. As the name implies, the show was filled to the brim with custom motorcycles—including this show-stopping Norton Commando 750 from Fuller Moto. Fuller Moto is an Atlanta, Georgia-based shop run by Bryan Fuller. When Bryan’s not presenting Velocity’s Naked Speed, he builds one-off hot rods and motorcycles. As builders go, he’s pretty versatile. The last Fuller build we featured was a raw, retro-futuristic Ducati Scrambler—a stark contrast to the clean, immaculately-finished Norton we’re looking…
  • Two-wheel drive beast: The REV’IT! #95

    Chris Hunter
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    I’ve often thought that the true customizers in the motorcycle world are the dirt riders. They’re always tweaking and tuning, bolting on upgrades in search of a performance edge. Ironically, the biggest improvement you can make to a dirt bike is one you’ll hardly ever see: a 2-wheel drive conversion kit. And that’s the secret of the beast we’re looking at here. The KTM 950 Super Enduro is a hefty machine—at ease on the road and hard-pack, but liable to become a handful on sandy or muddy terrain. The perfect candidate for a 2-wheel drive system. REV’IT! creative director…
  • Bavarian Cafe: For The Love Of BMW Airheads

    Mike Burroughs
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    “Do you prefer the build or the ride?” It was a question for Brandon Mungai that I assumed might come with a shaky answer. Motorcycles have, in many ways, defined themselves as a quintessential part of the American Dream—alongside classic pickup trucks, Coca-Cola, and denim jeans. Surrounding the ethos of riding a motorcycle are the ideas of freedom, masculinity, and the nomadic spirit. And to suggest that building a bike isn’t merely a means to an end would, for some, seem sacrilegious. However, that wasn’t the case for Brandon. Brandon Mungai began BMW motorcycle restoration…
  • Factory Fresh: Auto Fabrica’s super clean SR400

    Wesley Reyneke
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    At a glance, Yamaha’s re-issued SR400 is virtually indistinguishable from its vintage counterparts. Which is probably why it’s so popular. It has all the charm associated with the iconic SR designation, with the added benefits of fuel injection and ‘new bike’ reliability. A combination that led Auto Fabrica’s newest client to turn his SR400 in for a makeover. Even though Bujar and his crew at the English workshop have already got a few SR builds to their name, this was their first time turning wrenches on a modern example. Still, it posed no problems: “Type 7” is as…
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    RideApart - Recent Articles

  • We Are Looking for a Kick Ass RideApart Writer and Editor!

    RideApart Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Want to earn your living by riding and driving the newest motorcycles and cars on the market and then writing about it? Are you obsessed with everything motorcycles and automotive? Can you seek out the most cutting-edge gear, gadgets and outdoor doodads? Do you know everything about two and four wheels and want to share your wealth of information with the public? You'll fit right in at RideApart. Read the job description and if you feel like you fit the bill, email us at info@rideapart.com Job Description We are looking for an Associate Editor to work as a core member of the expanding…
  • Polaris Motorcycle Sales Soar 74 Percent

    Gary Ilminen
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Polaris Industries has issued a new report showing sales in its motorcycle divisions, Indian, Victory and Slingshot have increased 74 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014. “I am pleased to report record sales and earnings for our 2015 first quarter, with sales up 16 percent, operating income up 19 percent and net income up nine percent, our 22nd consecutive quarter of record earnings performance,” commented Scott Wine, Polaris’ chairman and chief executive officer. MUST READ:  12 Tips For Buying a Used Motorcycle | RideApart The company reported…
  • Watch A KTM 1190 Adventure Cut Loose in the Wilderness

    Jesse Kiser
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    What’s better than watching a badass pro rider compete? Watching him thrash around on a KTM 1190 Adventure just for fun. It seems easy because of the guy riding, Red Bull pro rider, Chris Birch. Birch is one of New Zealand’s most badass off-road riders, competing in the US X-Games and taking away the New Zealand Enduro Champion 6 times. He moved onto even more extreme enduro riding, becoming a three-time winner of the Roof of Africa along with grabbing the Red Bull Romaniacs title in 2010. At the 2012 Dakar Rally he finished 26th overall, along with second place for rookies--this was his…
  • A Rider's Perspective - Why I Don't Group Ride

    William Connor
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Hanging out with friends and taking in an event that is full of bikes, good food while meeting new people is always a blast. Often events try to turn all of this into a group ride—taking what was a really great time and turning it into a parade lap that ends in despair. What defines a group ride? In the simplest of terms, a group ride is when two or more people ride together. Why more than two? Generally two riders can stay within sight, can easily be in the same skill category, and are usually well known friends or at least riding companions. It also follows the old adage—two is company…
  • Kickstand - The Strange Case of the Asian 700s and Honda’s 1985 VF700C

    Gary Ilminen
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you cruise listings of bikes for sale from the 1980s, you’ll notice an odd dip in the 45 cubic inch class, where you’d expect to see 750cc displacements. Suddenly, some models became 700cc bikes between 1984 and 1987. It's an odd symptom of an economic and political fight that has left a legacy of bikes known as “tariff bikes”—and maybe some other terms, as well. It goes back to Harley-Davidson’s struggle to slow the loss of domestic market share to imports—particularly the flood of high-powered 45 cubic inch and larger displacement bikes from Japan.  It has its roots in the…
 
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    Tilted Horizons

  • MotoStays: an Airbnb for motorcyclists?

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    MotoStays, the web site that connects motorcyclists with free home stays in other motorcyclists’ homes, announces free memberships for another twenty-five days, until May 15, 2015. “We’ve been... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Finally, a real ride this winter.

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    Made a wrong turn on the way to work yesterday.  Funny how that happened on a relatively warm (~40F) sunny day.  Spent the day wandering around Maryland's eastern shore.  I chose that... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • It's snow-go for riding this winter.

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    I don't recall a winter when I've ridden fewer miles.  I doubt I've done 500 miles since Xmas. Today's pic is typical of what we've faced the last couple of months.  So sick of snow, ice... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Book Review: Tracks, Racing the Sun

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    The icy/salty/snowy roads that have pervaded my neck of the woods during the last month or so has provided (forced) some down time, so I've been trying to catch up on some reading. Even though I... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
  • Fed funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints to end?

    11 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    U.S. Senators Shaheen (D-N.H.), Johnson (R-Wis.), Ayotte (R-N.H.), Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Collins (R-Maine) have introduced S.B. 127, the Stop... (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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    Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber

  • Marquez Breaks Finger in Crash – Will Race at Jerez?

    David Emmett
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Marc Marquez has broken a finger in his left hand in a dirt track training crash. The reigning world champion fell heavily, suffering a displaced fracture of the proximal phalange in the little finger of his left hand. This means that the bone between the hand and the first knuckle was broken, and the two parts of the bone moved. Marquez was taken immediately to the Dexeus Institute in Barcelona, where Dr. Xavier Mir, who […] ...
  • Oregon Just Got Closer to Legalizing Lane-Filtering*

    Jensen Beeler
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Motorcyclists living in the fine State of Oregon (this author included) have something to celebrate today, as the Oregon State Senate passed SB 694 (18 to 10, with two abstentions): proposal that would make lane-filtering or lane-sharing legal under certain conditions. The bill now goes before the Oregon House of Representatives, where it will be first heard on April 27th. If voted on successfully in the House, Oregon will become only the second state to […] ...
  • Harley-Davidson Q1 Sales Down 1.3%

    Jensen Beeler
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Harley-Davidson’s Q1 2015 sales reports are in, and the Bar & Shield brand is reporting a 1.3% drop in unit volume sales, despite posting a $4 million increase in net income over last year ($269.9 million in Q1 2015). Equally surprising is that the increase in net income comes despite a $60 million decrease in revenue ($1.67 billion in Q1 2015), which Harley-Davidson attributes to the growing currency divide between the dollar and the euro. Harley-Davidson […] ...
  • Remember This Name: Michael van der Mark

    Jensen Beeler
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    It’s been a long time since The Netherlands had a rider to cheer for as a nation, but Michael van der Mark is changing that. At just 22-years-old, Van der Mark is not only the reigning World Supersport Champion, but he also currently sits 7th in the World Superbike Championship, with the Pata Honda squad. Don’t let his young age fool you, the Dutchman is all business on the track, most recently grabbing two podiums at his […] ...
  • The End of Marzocchi Suspension is Nigh?

    Jensen Beeler
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Reports out of Italy suggest that the Marzocchi brand may soon be no more, after parent company Tenneco made the decision to close the Italian firm’s Bologna factory in Zola Predosa. The Italain outlets go on to say that motorcycle manufacturers that use Marzocchi as an OEM part have been notified that they will no longer be supplied with the suspension pieces, once the co Marzocchi’s stock of forks has been exhausted from supply. This […] ...
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    Faster and Faster

  • BMW Motorrad Japan kicks off ‘Ignite Straight Six’ project with two customised K 1600 GTLs

    Sameer Kumar
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    We love the idea of a BMW K1600 supernaked, but these two are are not the kind of machines that we had in mind. Maybe Japanese customisers should just stop messing around with BMWs...Last year, a bunch of Japanese customisers took to the BMW R nineT and the results were… er, less than palatable. And now, we have the Ignite Straight Six project from BMW Japan, which sees the creation of two customised BMW K 1600 GTL machines. The Japanese are, apparently, fascinated with the GTL’s 1649cc six-cylinder engine, and while BMW themselves haven’t taken the initiative to build a 1600cc 6-pot…
  • Leon Haslam, Jordi Torres introduce the new Aprilia RSV4, Tuono 1100 to the media at Misano

    Sameer Kumar
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    The new Aprilia RSV4 RF and RSV4 RR, and Tuono 1100 Factory and 1100 RR are some of the fastest, most powerful, most high-tech sportsbikes to ever emerge from ItalyAprilia's World Superbikes riders, Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres recently had the chance to ride the new Aprilia RSV4 RF and RSV4 RR, and the Tuono 1100 Factory and 1100 RR machines at the Misano World Circuit in Italy. Haslam and Torres, who were on their way from Aragon to Assen, stopped over in Misano for a ride that Aprilia had organised for the media. "I couldn't pass up the chance to come to Misano to introduce…
  • Buell goes bust. Again!

    Sameer Kumar
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:16 am
    Erik Buell with Pawan Munjal (MD and CEO, Hero Motocorp) in happier timesAccording to a report on the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Erik Buell Racing (EBR) has shut shop and has filed for receivership. EBR, which has US$20 million in outstanding liabilities, and 126 employees who are now out of work, is currently seeking court protection from creditors. Erik Buell, a brilliant motorcycle engineer and designer, used to earlier head the Harley-owned Buell Motorcycle Co. After Harley chose to shut Buell down back in 2009, Erik went on set up EBR and the company’s motorcycle line-up…
  • Yamaha XJR1300 Skullmonkee struts its stuff in Paris

    Sameer Kumar
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    This is not our most favourite XJR Special (that would have to be this XJR13 Racer), but the Skullmonkee is not too bad either. That yellow headlamp looks rather cool...These days, as part of their "Yard Built" project, Yamaha are milking their retro-styled UJM, the XJR1300, for all its worth by showing various customised special edition versions of the bike, some of which are actually quite good. The latest to join the Yard Built line-up is XJR 1300 Skullmonkee, built by the Wrenchmonkees. A shortened and cleaned-up frame, narrower fuel tank and smaller headlamp are the Skullmonkee's key…
  • 2015 Triumph Speed 94 R pays homage to the 1994 Speed Triple

    Sameer Kumar
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    Bright yellow paint, Öhlins suspension and a screaming, howling 133bhp triple. How can we not like the Triumph Speed 94 R!The original Triumph Speed Triple 900 was launched way back in 1994 and, two decades on, it’s still going strong. “21 years of hard-edged, no-nonsense British biking,” is how Triumph describe the Speed Triple and that’s not too far off the mark, really. To celebrate 21 years of this machine, Triumph have now launched two special editions – the Speed 94 and the Speed 94 R, both of which feature styling cues taken from the 1994 original. Available in “Racing…
 
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  • Custom Spring Struts

    Cyril Huze
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    Custom motorcycles look very RAD when equipped with a set of Spring Struts for rear suspension. These ones for Harley XL, FX or FL models and all custom frames with 1/2” shock mounting stud. They are 11” long from center to center eye mounts and are built with top and... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Joke Of The Week

    Cyril Huze
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    The Deaf Italian Bookkeeper. A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper Guido has cheated him out of $10 millions. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing and would therefore never have... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Harley-Davidson Recalls 46,000 Models For Clutch Issue And 9000 Street Models For Possible Missing Reflector.

    Cyril Huze
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    Harley-Davidson is recalling 45,901 model-year 2014-15 motorcycles manufactured between from April 28, 2014 to October 24, 2014 because the clutch may not fully disengage. The models affected are Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic – Twin... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Laconia Motorcycle Week®. 92nd Edition June 13-21, 2015.

    Cyril Huze
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    After record-breaking heaps of snow for months, the small town of Laconia, New Hampshire located along the Winnipesaukee River between lake Opechee Bay to the north and lake Winnisquam to the southwest, is getting ready to welcome bikers from the east coast and Canada to... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Breaking News. S&S Cycle Flathead Power Brand Goes Back Home In Sweden To Anders Nygren.

    Cyril Huze
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    You can bet that there is one happy man in Sweden… S&S Cycle Inc. announced today that they are transferring ownership of the Flathead Power® brand back to Anders Nygren, the original founder of the Flathead Power company in Sweden free of charge. “We decided to... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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  • MOAB 2015 - Day 2 & 3

    Charlie6
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Day Two, Thursday, not much to post on, it was a mostly full day of work and some maintenance on Scarlett.  The highlight of the day, it turns out, was also the first event of the day.Rising early and riding out with Tim L. and Ed aka Mundo Bravo riding as monkey in my rig to go catch the sunrise.We ended up at the La Sal View Point where one can see the Monitor and Merrimac Monument rock formations.  Tim L. concentrated on the monuments, I went for a time-lapse.  We went for a little fun stuff near the end of the video.,In the late afternoon, I did manage to join a small group…
  • Moab 2015 - Day 1: Spring Canyon Bottom and Long Canyon

    Charlie6
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    I arrived at the Archview RV Resort near the town of Moab in Utah around 5:30PM after seven uneventful hours on the I-70 Super Slab mostly.  Once again, I was using Milli, the PT Cruiser to trailer Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol Sidecar rig.There were already about 12-14 Ural Sidecar rigs in evidence at the resort, and I spent the evening getting re-acquainted with folks I'd met before, getting to know new to me Uralisti and just enjoying the camaraderie.Wednesday began bright and early for me as I got up before 6 AM in the hopes of catching a good sunrise from a location within the…
  • Snowy Riding on Loveland Pass

    Charlie6
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Well, the forecasted "big snow storm" never did really materialize for us in the metro Denver area.  The computer models had ranged from several inches to a couple of feet of snow accumulation, we got pretty much squat.It was under brightening skies, the sun forcing its way through disappearing overcast clouds, as I rode the I-70 Super Slab with Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol Sidecar Rig.  There was a big slow down on the western side of Floyd Hill and before the twin tunnels near Idaho Springs but no one was stupid and no accidents happened.As we climbed higher and higher, snow…
  • A Fiercely Fiery Colorado Sunset

    Charlie6
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:13 pm
    This evening, there was a weather front moving into Colorado, causing forecast of colder temperatures than what was enjoyed today.  There's even a rumor of snow for Thursday, it seems Spring's warm start may be rolled back a bit by Mother Nature.In the hopes of some interesting cloud time-lapse sequences, Scarlett and I headed out towards the nearby Plains Conservation Center which provides one with an good view of the western skies for sunsets.First up was just a "Cloudy Sky" time-lapse:By the time the above video was finished, it was time to hurriedly set up for the "Sunset" mode of…
  • Lunch with Brigitta

    Charlie6
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    And by lunch I mean it was about 45 minutes of riding under brilliantly sunny skies with a few puffy clouds to provide balance.The thermometer at the house said 57 degrees Farenheit but it felt much warmer under the warm sun.Mount Evans was not too hazy in the distance and so I went to a spot on Jewell Avenue where it parallels the fence line of Buckley Air Force Base for pictures.There was nearby road construction of some sort so there was some photoshop work necessary to erase evidence of the construction vehicles and orange traffic cones.Previously: Cold on Berthoud Pass
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  • HANDBUILT SHOW: STEALING MOJO

    The Vintagent
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    One corner of the Handbuilt Show; the Fuller Hot Rods Norton Commando, plus Roland Sands' new Indian, the Revival J63, etcMy article on Austin's Handbuilt Show, put on by Revival Cycles (full disclosure; my Cannonball partners) is up on CycleWorld.com, with some great photos.  Here's a teaser, you'll have to click on the link for the rest...The gorgeous HRD-Rudge, restored by Herb Harris, which I rode at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering last year..."By now, everyone’s heard that Austin is an oasis of cool in the middle of Texas, but to this seasoned bi-coaster, visiting for the recent…
  • NICK VEASEY: BENEATH THE SURFACE

    The Vintagent
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Mystery rider on a '41 Matchless G3L 350cc military bikeArtist Nick Veasey has been messing around with x-rays ever since he was hired to x-ray a cola can for a TV show in England, when he was a relatively unknown still photographer.  He took the opportunity to also shoot his shoe, and was so intrigued with the process he eventually purchased a surplus x-ray machine, and built a bunker inside a warehouse with 30" thick walls and a 2300lb lead door to keep himself safe.  While medical x-ray stations have minimal beams directed at very specific, small areas, shooting much larger…
  • BONHAMS STAFFORD SPRING 2015

    The Vintagent
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Star of the show; the 1939 Vincent-HRD Series A Rapide, which was rescued from the junk man! The twice-yearly Stafford auction by Bonhams is the European counterpoint to the January Las Vegas sales, providing a barometer of collectible motorcycle market worldwide, as well as the primary source of cool old bikes for those on the hunt.   The April 26th sale promises to raise a few eyebrows along with the prices for a few ultra-desirable machines, most notably the one-of-70odd 1939 Vincent-HRD Series A Rapide.  The pre-war Rapide vies with the Black Lightning as the most coveted…
  • THE 'WET PLATE VAN' - A MOTOTINTYPE ADVENTURE

    The Vintagent
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Our new AMG Sprinter - the 180mph mobile darkroom.As announced this morning on our new Instagram account (@wetplatevan), my photographic partner Susan McLaughlin and I have embarked on a 3-year world tour in our new Sprinter, a gift from our sponsor Mercedes-Benz.  They've generously loaned us their latest model, the AMG Sprinter with a turbocharged V8 engine (developing 503hp), which will make short work of the long-distance touring we've got planned.   And when the going gets rough, it's got adjustable ride-height air shocks and 4WD, so mountain passes in the Andes or Himalayas…
  • BOOK REVIEW: 'BMW MOTORRAD-RENNSPORT 1929-2013

    The Vintagent
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Stefan Knittel, author, and director of the Concorso di Moto at Villa d'Este, has a new book about BMW racersAuthor Stefan Knittel has literally 'written the book' on BMWs (among other marques), and has developed a close relationship with that factory's archive. No-one is better placed to assemble a book of historic BMW motorcycle racing photographs from the factory's own files, and for BMW's 90th anniversary, Schneider Media UK Ltd commissioned a book documenting the full history of BMW on and off-road racing machines.A BMW R37 in 1925, with a confident rider.  A beautiful…
 
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  • Newall: Bike skeptic is made a believer

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    I was gliding into the left lane of rush-hour Market Street traffic on my Indego bike when I realized just how much fun I was having. I shifted into third gear.
  • Heelan auction to benefit the Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:52 pm
    The highlight of the event were the auction items. From golf clubs and paintings, to a mini-BMW and Bikes, folks were fighting for the highest bid.
  • Grimsby TT racer Guy Martin reveals all in Q&A session with...

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    TV STAR: Guy Martin pictured at work in Grimsby earlier this year, shortly after his series Our Guy In India aired on Channel 4. Grimsby lorry mechanic and TV personality Guy Martin revealed all when he took part in a question and answer session with supporters/ The TT racer visited Scunthorpe's Baths Hall last week, as he took part in a Q&A session for Bottesford Town Football Club. Having become one of the most recognised men in motorsport, Martin talked about everything from his sporting idols to the worst bike he has ridden.
  • Russian Bikers Start Ride Toward Berlin, Despite Polish Entry Ban

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Riders from a Russian nationalist motorcycle group on April 25 began a ride toward Berlin to commemorate the Soviet Red Army's offensive against Nazi Germany, despite Warsaw's announcement that it would refuse to let them into Poland. About 20 motorcyclists, including members of the Night Wolves motorcycle club, set off from Moscow with the aim of crossing into Poland to eventually reaching Berlin on May 9. Poland, alarmed by the aggressive nationalism of the Night Wolves, said on April 24 that it wouldn't allow them entry.
  • The Simple Beauty of the Custom-Built - Caf Racer'a

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit http://www.djreprints.com.
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  • Police investigating deadly Boston motorcycle crash - WCVB Boston

    Google Inc.
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:19 pm
    WCVB BostonPolice investigating deadly Boston motorcycle crashWCVB BostonFew details about the accident were immediately released. An accident reconstruction team was at the scene. The operator of the motorcycle did not survive. The area was closed to traffic. View these breaking news photos submitted on other stories from
  • Fort Carson Soldier Killed in Motorcycle Accident - KRDO

    Google Inc.
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    KRDOFort Carson Soldier Killed in Motorcycle AccidentKRDOA Fort Carson soldier was killed in a motorcycle accident in Colorado Springs Saturday (04/25/15) afternoon. Related Content. Pueblo veterans mural will get an upgrade · Man dies after being shot by Trinidad Police Officer · Expanded paving project Fatal truck versus motorcycle accidentKOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo NewsOne dead after motorcycle collides with truckFOX21News.comFort Carson soldier dies in Colorado Springs motorcycle wreckColorado Springs GazetteFOX31 Denver -9NEWS.comall 11 news…
  • DOT subcontractor charged in fatal crash involving mower, motorcycle - Greensboro News & Record

    Google Inc.
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Greensboro News & RecordDOT subcontractor charged in fatal crash involving mower, motorcycleGreensboro News & RecordSELMA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Department of Transportation subcontractor in the death of motorcyclist. Local media outlets say the crash was first reported around 7:45 a.m. Friday.Mower operator charged in deadly NC motorcycle crashWXII The Triadall 10 news articles »
  • Poland to Block 'Night Wolves' Russian Motorcycle Group at Border - Wall Street Journal

    Google Inc.
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Wall Street JournalPoland to Block 'Night Wolves' Russian Motorcycle Group at BorderWall Street JournalWARSAW—Poland said on Friday it would deny entry to a Russian nationalist motorcycle group that had planned to go to Berlin for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a ride around Central Europe that is seen here as a Russian provocation.Poland Bars Russia's Night Wolves Motorcycle ClubNew York TimesPutin's bikers on the prowlDeutsche WellePoland says it will not allow Russian motorcycle group to enter countryFox NewsToronto Star -FRANCE 24 -Columbia…
  • Motorcycle Crash Caught On GoPro Camera In Los Angeles - Huffington Post

    Google Inc.
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:28 am
    Huffington PostMotorcycle Crash Caught On GoPro Camera In Los AngelesHuffington PostA California motorcyclist was knocked off the road by another rider -- and the scary incident was recorded by his GoPro camera. Sherwin Ramos was riding on the Los Angeles Crest Highway on Sunday when the other rider, who was driving on the wrong side ...Man captures motorcycle crash on GoPro camera on helmetWLS-TVall 11 news articles »
 
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  • Brookes under lap record to top Oulton Park official test from Byrne

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Josh Brookes has his sights set on victory ahead of next weekend’s third round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park over the Bank Holiday weekend (2/3/4 May) and he got his preparations off to the best possible start by setting a pace under the lap record to top today’s (Friday) Official Test. Brookes heads to the Cheshire circuit off the back of a pair of podium finishes at Brands Hatch last weekend, but the Milwaukee Yamaha rider proved he is ready to come out fighting at the next round by clawing ahead of defending champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne…
  • KDM Cookstown 100 Shaping up to be a Sizzler

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    The 2015 National Road Racing season will fire into life tomorrow [Friday] when the opening practice sessions get underway for the KDM Cookstown 100, which is shaping up to be an absolute classic on the Orritor circuit with a top flight entry. Most of the leading contenders now have testing and race action under their belts, and with all grids well and truly filled – we are virtually guaranteed top class action in all classes for competitors and fans alike. There can only be one winner in each race and that’s the big question everyone is currently asking, so let’s have a look at the…
  • Three… two… one… the FIM CEV Repsol fires up its motors!

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    The waiting is over…. The FIM CEV Repsol season is set to blast off at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve this weekend, with the Portimao circuit hosting the new Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Moto2™ European Championship and Superbike European Championship categories. The final touch of this promising FIM CEV Repsol season will be the Kawasaki Z Cup, which will be contested at the FIM CEV Repsol for the ninth time. The Championship will see the green light this Friday with the first free practice sessions involving one hundred and sixteen riders representing twenty-five…
  • Vallelunga to be WorldSBK back-up venue for the two-year period 2015–2016

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:11 am
    Dorna WSBK Organization and the FIM are pleased to announce that the Autodromo Vallelunga “Piero Taruffi” has become the official World Superbike back-up venue for the two-year period 2015-2016. The Italian circuit, which has already been part of the World Superbike calendar in 2007 and 2008, would host a round of the series should any of the already confirmed events be cancelled due to reasons outside the control of the organisers. At the same time, Dorna WSBK Organization would like to reaffirm that none of this year’s events is at any risk of cancellation and therefore all WSBK…
  • World GP Bike Legends – a motorcycle fiesta like no other

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    World Champions racing again on classic 2-stroke bikes 14 races over the weekend with Saturday qualifying and free practice sessions to watch on Friday A three-day festival weekend including live music, classic bike displays, comedy entertainment, trials show and trade village Open-paddock policy gives unrivalled access to racing heroes The first ever World GP Bike Legends will take place at Jerez in Spain in just over two months’ time. It is a full three-day festival extravaganza from 19-21 June, and is the ultimate weekend for any fan of grand prix motorcycle racing. At the heart of…
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  • Closeout: DAINESE Steel Core Carbon Gloves

    motowheels
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    We still have a few more of the popular Dainese Steel Core Carbon Fiber gloves left on clearance. Its a great glove at a great deal if they fit you. DAINESE Steel Core Carbon Gloves - Black/Fluorescent Yellow Price: $249.95 Sale: $195.95 Free Shipping! XS/XL Only DAINESE Steel Core Carbon Gloves - Black/Black Price: $249.95 Sale: 195.95 Free Shipping! XS Only DAINESE Steel Core Carbon Gloves - Black/White/Red Price: $249.95 Sale: $195.95 Free Shipping! XS Only One FREE shipping for size exchange Composite inserts in stainless steel faced with carbon fiber on the knuckles and the back of the…
  • Closeout: DAINESE Superior Gear T-Shirt, $19.95

    motowheels
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 pm
    DAINESE Superior Gear T-Shirt Was: $34.95 Sale: $19.95 Vintage style T-Shirt * More Closeout apparel: Returns, Scratch & Dent, and Closeout - Closeout Apparel * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping passwords: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders over $500 GLOBAL750 gets 75% off shipping on orders over $750 * Register on the Motowheels website for Free forum passwords or lifetime VIP passwords to access discounts on most non sale items. Look for memberships and choose the…
  • NEW: DAINESE D-TShirt

    motowheels
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    We just got a batch of these in... DAINESE D-TShirt Pricing: $29.95 * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside continental USA, use shipping coupon codes: GLOBAL250 gets 25% off shipping on orders over $250 GLOBAL500 gets 50% off shipping on orders over $500 GLOBAL750 gets 75% off shipping on orders over $750 * Register on the Motowheels website for Free forum passwords to access discounts on most non sale items or lifetime VIP passwords for the deepest discounts on ALL items. Look for memberships and choose the membership type that fits you the best.
  • Shell Advance 4T Ultra Synthetic Oil [Liter]

    motowheels
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Shell Advance 4T Ultra 10W-40 Synthetic Oil [Liter] Pricing: $17.50 Shell Advance 4T Ultra 15W-50 Synthetic Oil [Liter] Pricing: $17.50 Shell Advance 4T with R.C.E. Technology is a unique, fully synthetic lubricant designed to provide Shell’s ultimate engine protection and performance for all kinds of modern bikes. The latest generation of motorcycle engines require premium synthetic oils to maintain the highest standards of protection and performance, whatever the engine size. Shell Advance’s R.C. E.* Technology helps your bike perform to its peak potential, making it responsive to you…
  • Alpinestars Leather "Stunt" jakcet - Men's US 48

    kwb377
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Alpinestars leather "Stunt" jacket, men's size US 48. No scuffs, rips, odors, etc. (probably still has some bug remnants, though). CE armor in elbows and shoulders, foam armor in back and chest (upgradable to CE armor), and removable thermal vest liner. RevZillaTV: Alpinestars Stunt Leather Jacket Review at Revzilla.com - RevZilla $145 shipped to lower 48 (others add shipping)
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  • Harley-Davidson recalls Electra Glides, Street Glides, Road Glides

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Harley-Davidson will soon be issuing recall notices on some of its 2014 and 2014 Electra Glides, Street Glides and Road Glides, to repair problems with the clutch system. Harley-Davidson will soon be issuing recall notices on some of its 2014 and 2014 Electra Glides, Street Glides and Road Glides, to repair problems with the clutch system.
  • Milwaukee Rally just another chance to see Harley-Davidson's LiveWire: Slideshow

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:38 pm
    In secret, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. researched what riders would want in an electric motorcycle for four years, before it unveiled its prototype.
  • Harley Recalls Nearly 46,000 Motorcycles

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage. The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models from the 2014 and 2015 model years.
  • Polaris still chasing Harley - but it has the lead in electric bikes

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    Industry observers have touted Polaris Industries Inc. and its Victory and Indian Motorcycles as rivals to Harley-Davidson Inc. in the heavy-bike market that Harley has dominated for decades. Since it bought and revitalized the Indian brand, Polaris nearly doubled its motorcycle sales figures, reaching $348.7 million in 2014.
  • Stan Ellsworth of - American Ride' stops by historical Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:09 pm
    A popular nationally televised show about our nation's history literally rode into Westmoreland County on April 14. In the lead was the 6'2, 300 lb. Harley -Davidson rider and host of Ellsworth has familial ties to Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett but realized as a 24-year history teacher and coach, the public school system "doesn't cover history well anymore" and hopes to revitalize interest in the youth by presenting our nation's past as a skull cap, biker vest-wearing, Harley-riding historian.
 
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  • Seven Iconic 1950s European Convertibles

    Viju Mathew
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    In the 1950s, while many U.S. carmakers focused on family-friendly vehicles—and as such eyesores as those from Ford’s Edsel marque came off the assembly line—these topless European beauties presented racier alternatives. Such superior performers as the Ferrari 212 and Lotus Type 15 were clearly built for life in the fast lane (and the spotlight), some of them making fine showings from Mille Miglia to 24 Hours of Le Mans. And while high speeds with the top down can send the heart racing, these iconic cars inspi...
  • BottleRock Napa Valley Brings Wine-Country Refinement to the Rock Festival

    John Capone
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Music festivals can often feel like the aural equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet, but BottleRock Napa Valley is bringing 12-course-tasting-menu refinement to its three-day, wine-country music festival by adding, among other new touches, a literal tasting menu prepared by top chefs. This year’s BottleRock Napa Valley takes place May 29 to 31 at the Napa Valley Expo exposition grounds. Though VIP tickets to the event are available ($595), they pale in comparison to the Platinum pass, which is available f...
  • The GIA Honors the Release of the Book Dream of Diamonds with a Special Exhibition

    Carolyn Meers
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    In celebration of the debut of Dreams of Diamonds, a comprehensive new tome by the British photographers Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden, seven top diamond houses from around the globe will showcase a selection of their rarest items at the Gemological Institute of America’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., from now until May 11. “Dream of Diamonds is unique because it is the largest book ever to be published that focuses solely on diamonds,” says Siddharth Kasliwal, designer and owner of Munnu the G...
  • The CFV-50c Digital Camera Sensor Modernizes Hasselblad’s Iconic Analog Cameras

    Viju Mathew
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The recently released Hasselblad CFV-50c digital back pays homage to the company’s history, while pushing the boundaries of modern photography capabilities. The 50-megapixel CMOS, sensor-based back mounts to the top of any of the brand’s discontinued V-system analog cameras, allowing them to capture high-definition digital images at resolutions as large as 8,272 by 6,200 pixels. First introduced in 1957 in the Hasselblad 500C camera, the V-system culminated in the 503CW, which entered production in 1996. With ...
  • The Motor City to Welcome the Inaugural AutoMoto Detroit International Film & Arts Festival

    Robert Ross
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    For more than 100 years, the hub of the American automobile industry has been Detroit. And a look back at a century of the motorcar reveals a history of invention and achievement in the city that enthusiasts think of wherever the word car is spoken. Every year, Detroit is host to the famed Woodward Dream Cruise. Now, the inaugural AutoMoto Detroit International Film & Arts Festival offers car lovers another vantage point—the theater seat—to gather, share stories, and learn. From May 28 through 30, three...
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  • Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Enishkeetompauog and Enisketomp

    Fuzzygalore
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    On Saturday morning, I rolled Kenny’s Tiger out of the garage and set off for the Orient Ferry on the east end of the Island. My Tiger is in need of a new chain and sprockets. It’s nice to have a “spare” around for just such an occasion. The Orient Ferry drops you off in New London, Connecticut on the other side of the Long Island Sound. From there it’s a hop, skip and a jump to visit Enishkeetompauog, the Whispering Giant in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Enishkeetompauog is in good shape considering his age. He was dedicated in 1982. Apparently this…
  • The Secret Life of My Toes

    Fuzzygalore
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Ahhh. One of life’s simple pleasures: kicking off your boots after a day in the saddle. Isn’t the feeling of the air tickling it’s way through your toesies heavenly? That’s just what I did this past Saturday as I headed for home on the Orient ferry. I sat out on the deck, watching the gulls float on the air, the waves fold and undulate and enjoyed the evening air on my pigs. And like any Instagrammer worth their salt, I shared a picture of my feet. Not long after posting the photo, a friend commented: “Really? A shot of the feet???” That wouldn’t…
  • Instagram: Biker Parking Mural

    the Robot Fuzzygalore
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    I saw this mural along Route 1 on the way towards Mystic, Connecticut on Saturday and couldn’t resist stopping to snap a picture. Love it!
  • Whispering Giants Grand Tour: Omiskanoagwiak – Springfield, MA

    Fuzzygalore
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    On Saturday morning, I hopped on the the ferry to head towards Springfield, Ma. to photograph my first Whispering Giant for the Team Strange Grand Tour. My plan was to take a quick zip up the slab to Springfield, 85 miles and then to saunter home. The giant that I visited is named Omiskanoagwiak, the wolf people – medicine man. When you get up close to him, the amount of expression that conveyed through the carved wood is amazing. All afternoon I was surprised to find that there were still large piles of standing snow and frozen lakes in the Berkshires. As bad as our winter must…
  • Instagram: Haaaaay! Harbes Sound Avenue horse

    the Robot Fuzzygalore
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:51 pm
    It’s a north shore icon
 
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  • Dahms XS Digger

    Ted
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Tony – 78 xs650 motor bored to 750 8 over narrow springer powder coated invader wheels paint done by close friend Josh Miller went for 70s digger show bike hope you Continue Reading →
  • Nuova vita Xs 650 1981

    Ted
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Antonio – A year of work around in my garage, completely renewed, new look, matt black, steel mufflers, tires Avon, BEAUTIFUL HELLO. The pilot is my daughter. Un anno di Continue Reading →
  • “Teufelszeug”

    Ted
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:17 pm
    The krautster – 1983 XS with TC Bros hardtail, Gas Tank from German moped, 8″ Triumph drum brake, self made battery box, seat, paint job and brass stuff. German TÜV Continue Reading →
  • 81 xs 650 rat bobber

    Ted
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Paul Ewens – This was an 1981 xs special. Been moving it around the shop for the 10 years  one day my daughter wanted a project with dad so we Continue Reading →
  • XS650 Fast & Flow

    Ted
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Hayln – With this build I was shooting for something along the lines of low, aggressive and fast looking. From the frame up almost everything is custom built by me. Continue Reading →
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  • How to be Successful with Mobile Advertising in 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    In 2014 we began to see a greater awareness of the importance of mobile for online advertising.  This year mobile advertising is becoming even more important. Dealers are now learning that their consumers are relying on mobile devices when they make purchase decisions. This knowledge has brought many exciting new opportunities for improving the way that their products are advertised.To help you succeed in your mobile advertising efforts, we have gathered the following predictions for mobile advertising this year and have suggested actions that you can take to keep your business relevant…
  • 102 Million Mobile Purchases in 2014 & 54 Other Mobile Stats You Need to Know

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Welcome to the mobile generation!  Heidi Cohen, author of Actionable Marketing Guide, a website dedicated to simplifying tactical marketing tips, has put together a great guide to help us all embrace the new mobile generation. Her article, "55 US Mobile Facts Every Marketer Needs for 2015," will help you see this as the year your inventory goes past just being digital. It’s time to make it mobile! From Cohen’s article, it’s clear to see that mobile is here to stay. Those not embracing the mobile movement risk being left behind. It's time to unchain yourself from the desktop and…
  • $17.7 Billion Spent on Mobile Advertising in 2014

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    What You Need to KnowThe amount of advertising dollars that are spent on mobile advertising is growing!Consumers turn to mobile before any other information source and ensuring your inventory has gone mobile is key to continuing to grow your budget!Go mobile now!The Future of Mobile Advertising10% of 2014's advertising budget was spent on mobileThis is the first time mobile advertising spend has surpassed newspapers, TV, & radio$17.7 billion spent on mobile advertising in 2014Up from $7 billion (2013)Mobile advertising will top $42 billion in 2018!43% growth…
  • 12 Days of Christmas, Motorcycle Edition

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    We know the orginal by heart and sing it every year, but have you heard CycleTrader.com’s rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas, Motorcycle Edition?  It’ll get you ready to rock this holiday season!On the first day of Christmas, a true friend gave to me:1 AMA Membership (Free roadside assistance + discounts and a motorcycle magazine subscription!) On the second day of Christmas, a true friend gave to me:2 BikeMaster Oil Filters (Gotta keep your ride purring like new)On the third day of Christmas, a true friend gave to me:3 Harley Windshielder Gauntlet Gloves (You always misplace…
  • The Hottest of the Hot

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Dealernews recently released the best of the best dealers in the entire nation in their 23rd annual Top 100 Dealer Awards! To earn a position on this list is no small feat!  The winners of this annual competition must strive to lead the powersports industry through the best promotion of the industry.  The kings of the powersports achieve this through:         Retail design and…
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    NJ Motocross

  • MXPTV Interview with NJ’s Matt Gahrmann

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Nice interview over at MXPTV with NJ’s Matt Gahrmann and his road to Loretta’s. Wired Shut: Matt Gahrmann’s Road To Loretta’s
  • Spectrum Episode II with Luke Renzland

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Check out this trailer with a link to buy Episode II of the web series Spectrum. This episode features NJ motocross racer Luke Renzland. Luke Renzland. Image Scott Lukaitis
  • Field of Dreams Results and Photos

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Although NJ Motocross was not in attendance here are links to results and images from the April 19th race.  Results Thom Veety Action Photos
  • Throwback Thursday Reed Cooper 2011

    Scott Lukaitis
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Throwback to 2011 with Reed Cooper at the Wildwood Thunder in the Sand. Reed Cooper. Photo by Scott Lukaitis.
  • LL Area Qualifier Images

    Scott Lukaitis
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Photos from last weekend’s Loretta Lynn Are Qualifiers from Raceway Park are posted for you to view and purchase. Thom Veety of Action Photos, Scott Lukaitis at Lukaitis Photo, and Matt Rice at MXPTV all have galleries from the weekend online. Action Photos Saturday Action Photos Sunday Lukaitis Photo Both Days MXPTV Gallery  
 
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    A Time To Ride

  • Cold Play

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Remember last year in December we rode up to Kaza on two Triumph motorcycles. A Speed Triple ridden by Ouseph from Evo India and a Bonneville ridden by me. Well here is the story from... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Special Helmet Stories ride from Leh to Manali 2015

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Every year we try and run a special barebone trip for those people who dont have the time or resources to come for a long ride through the mountains with us. This year we are planning to start the... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Screening Riding Solo To The Top Of The World at Garage 52

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:20 pm
    We have wanted to start showing Moto films at Garage 52 for a while now but were waiting for the right time. And that time is now. So with the riding season starting we have decided to flag it... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The ZMR Wanderers 5th Ride

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    After our last wet ride to Rajasthan we were determined to go again and not get drenched in the rain. The idea was to leave Jaipur take a detour via Sambhar lake and then make it to Pushkar for the... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • GT in the city

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    A hot day spent riding around the back gullies and roads of Andheri west in Mumbai on the Continental Gt. I find it the perfect bike for the city and totally enjoy using it every day. I am not sure... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • Monster Energy Supercross Takes Over New York's Grand Central Station in Anticipation of Return to MetLife Stadium

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Courtesy of Feld MotorsportsMonster Energy Supercross Takes Over New York'sGrand Central Station in Anticipation of Return to MetLife StadiumSaturday Afternoon Race at MetLife Stadium will be Broadcast LIVE on FOX New York City, N.Y. (April 23, 2015) -Top riders from both the 450SX and 250SX Classes convened upon the historic Grand Central Station in the heart of Manhattan to kick-off the festivities for the return of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, to MetLife Stadium this Saturday. Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey, recently crowned 450SX Class Champion, his teammate…
  • Supercross to Debut on Fox with Early Start This Weekend

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Courtesy of Feld MotorsportsAURORA, Ill. - Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey (450SX Class) and Marvin Musquin (250SX Class) will attempt a record-setting sixth event sweep live on FOX when Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, makes its return to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey this Saturday afternoon. Monster Energy Supercross made its debut at MetLife Stadium in 2014 with 62,217 live event attendees.  Saturday night's race will air live on FOX at 3:00 p.m. EST/ 12:00 p.m. PST for the first time in Monster Energy Supercross history Live coverage from East…
  • THE 7DEUCEDEUCE RELEASES HIS FIRST SINGLE ON ITUNES

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:39 pm
    The privateer hero, Adam Enticknap (The 7deucedeuce,) makes his iTunes premiere today with the release of his first single, “Rip it, Ride it, Swerve” on Monday, April 20th.Adam Enticknap’s first passion has always been riding motocross but while spending long hours on the road traveling between races he needed to find a way to pass the time and started rapping in 2013 with fellow teammates to entertain himself and his teammates. In 2014 he gave a name to his rap ­ego, The 7deucedeuce, which is also is his racing number #722.Enticknap, also known as The Privateer Hero, began to…
  • JT Racing Releases ALS 1.0 MX Helmet

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Courtesy of JT RacingJT Racing USA is pleased to announce the official launch of the all-new ALS 1.0 MX Helmet. Shortly after the anticipated release of their state-of-the-art Complex Fiber ALS 2.0, they are now adding an entry-level helmet series to the lineup with the same vibrant design, color and geometric appeal. JT Racing’s CEO, Daniel Sandstedt, states: “Part of our long term approach to the market is to offer the highest level of product in all categories and give options for the consumer. The new ALS 1.0 is the most aggressively designed polycarbonate helmet shell on the market…
  • Cobra Announces 2015 Factory Team

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Courtesy of CobraHILLSDALE, Mich.,  – Another class of upcoming amateur motocross national minicycles champions and likely numerous future top pro factory MX/SX racers will be running the iconic American-made Cobra Moto competition minicycles for 2015 as the company is pleased to announce its new factory team program. Leading the charge on Cobra Moto’s unsurpassed product line of 50cc JR & SR bikes and the former national champion 65cc division CX65 are returning stars Casey Cochran (Tennessee), the 2013 Loretta’s 50cc JR class champ, longtime Cobra Moto-backed factory racer…
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    LeatherUp Blog

  • Motorcycle Safety Tip: Eye Protection

    Vic Paulson
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    One thing that makes me cringe is when I hear about a new mandatory motorcycle law, and another is seeing riders not wearing eye protection. The article presented below is not a recommendation for a new law, but rather providing information about the possible consequences of riders not wearing eye protection. Before [...] Related posts: The “Hurt Report” Choosing Motorcycle Eye Protection (Glasses) “Motorcycle Helmet Effectiveness Revisited” Study by the NHTSA
  • How to Handle Corners and Avoid Target Fixation

    Vic Paulson
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Fixating on a target can cause a rider to run into an object they are trying to avoid on a straight road. It can also cause a rider to either run off the side of the road or lay down their bike when trying to over correct in a turn. So, what is [...] Related posts: Motorcycles and Hearing Problems: Count Your Decibels WTF of the Day: Naked Bikes – Naked Biker Chicks What’s High Mileage for a Motorcycle?
  • Vintage Voltage E-Bike from American Cycle Co.

    Noah Matthews
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    A very cool looking electric bicycle will be available within the next sixty days. It is called the Vintage Voltage, and it will have the same styling of vintage motorcycles along with all of the benefits of the top of the line e-bikes. Why do people choose e-bikes? Some of the basic advantages [...] Related posts: Suzuki T500 Titan Café Racer – Cool Vintage Motorcycle Jay Leno’s Brough Superior SS100 – Rare Vintage Bike Boxx – Compact Electric Motorcycle
  • De-Winterizing Your Motorcycle Tip

    Noah Matthews
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Even if you follow the steps in “How to Winterize Your Motorcycle Tips” articles, there can still be problems in getting your bike back on the road quickly and without spending a lot of cash. The below tip is how to clean the “gum” out of your fuel system, including your jets, if the gas [...] Related posts: Video: How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter Biker Billionaire Pours Patron Tequila Into the Gas Tank of His Motorcycle Street Legal Tron Motorcycles
  • Bojete Chopper- “Real or Just Great Photoshop”

    Vic Paulson
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    The Bojete chopper picture has generated much discussion among motorcycle enthusiasts of whether it is legitimately real and one of the first pictures of the first choppers, or just expertly Photoshopped. Whether it is real or a fake, the motorcycle appearing in this picture might be a stripped down 1905 Merkel motorcycle (as [...] Related posts: “Flying Merkel” Motorcycles David Beckham’s Garage Company Custom Bike – Great Unfinished Look Brass Patina Chopper by Darwin Motorcycles
 
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    Pipeburn.com

  • ’74 Rickman Metisse by 66 Motorcycles

    Scott
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. The name Rickman carries a pedigree like few others in the motorcycle industry, when it is followed by Metisse you are dealing with royalty, the king of custom frames built by two genius brothers with racing in their DNA. But what you have before you is no off road scrambler, but a 100% street legal urban tracker that can be easily returned to its roots in no time at all. An original classic or a ball tearing street weapon, it’s a 1974 Rickman Metisse with Triumph power built by Australia’s 66 Motorcycles and is simply known as “The Brit”. For those not…
  • ‘87 Ducati Indiana – Redonda Motors

    Andrew
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Written by Marlon Slack. Under the guidance of engineer João Barranca, Portuguese motorcycle company Redonda is split into three divisions. The first is Redonda racing, specializing in road and off-road race bikes, Eco-Redonda, which concentrates on customizing electric cycles and Redonda motors – heavily modified motorcycles that can be ridden every day. The last collection produced this Ducati Indiana scrambler – a distinctively beautiful take on an often forgotten Italian cruiser. Don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of the Ducati Indiana – not many people have. In many ways it…
  • ’71 Triumph Tiger – Vintage Steele

    Scott
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. In the Summer of ’69 a young Jim Walsh of Maryland farewelled his cousin Tom, a strapping man with long blonde hair, who was heading off to the West to start a new life. But it was the machine his older cousin rode, resplendent in the summer sun a Triumph Bonneville Twin, that captured his attention and would live on in Jim’s memory for a lifetime. It’s a memory that has become a passion when nearly 50 years later Jim learned of Tom’s death and in this most recent Northern Winter commissioned the boys at Vintage Steele in Vermont to build a Triumph of his…
  • ‘77 Honda CB750 – Gaige Redd

    Andrew
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Gaige Reed wanted to build himself a café racer with ‘80s race car styling all using a Japanese bike from the Seventies – an idea that could go horribly wrong if it wasn’t designed and executed perfectly. But Gauge had a big advantage, he’s a designer by trade and he knew sticking resolutely to the brief would yield exactly the bike he desired. The finished product is a cracking Honda CB750 that tips its hat to the classic BMW race cars that flew the flag for M Sport. Not one to do things by halves, Gaige undertook a full frame-up restoration to ensure the ‘77 Honda was in…
  • ‘79 Kawasaki Z400 – Klassik Kustoms

    Andrew
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Written by Marlon Slack Klassik Kustoms is a small workshop run out of a barn in Hagen, Germany. Specializing in Yamahas and Hondas under 750cc the owner, Jan, aims to make affordable, cool specials that are fun to ride and affordable to own. Since 2010 he’s put together several tidy café racers based on old air-cooled bikes but this time around Jan has taken a tilt at something a little more upright with this 1979 Kawasaki Z400* tracker. The Z400 remains one of the few affordable starting points for a bike build, with the honest little Kawasaki having only a small following, with few…
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    NJ Motocross

  • MXPTV Interview with NJ’s Matt Gahrmann

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Nice interview over at MXPTV with NJ’s Matt Gahrmann and his road to Loretta’s. Wired Shut: Matt Gahrmann’s Road To Loretta’s
  • Spectrum Episode II with Luke Renzland

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Check out this trailer with a link to buy Episode II of the web series Spectrum. This episode features NJ motocross racer Luke Renzland. Luke Renzland. Image Scott Lukaitis
  • Field of Dreams Results and Photos

    Scott Lukaitis
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Although NJ Motocross was not in attendance here are links to results and images from the April 19th race.  Results Thom Veety Action Photos
  • Throwback Thursday Reed Cooper 2011

    Scott Lukaitis
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Throwback to 2011 with Reed Cooper at the Wildwood Thunder in the Sand. Reed Cooper. Photo by Scott Lukaitis.
  • LL Area Qualifier Images

    Scott Lukaitis
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Photos from last weekend’s Loretta Lynn Are Qualifiers from Raceway Park are posted for you to view and purchase. Thom Veety of Action Photos, Scott Lukaitis at Lukaitis Photo, and Matt Rice at MXPTV all have galleries from the weekend online. Action Photos Saturday Action Photos Sunday Lukaitis Photo Both Days MXPTV Gallery  
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    Everyday Riding

  • Three Lakes and Three Bikes

    Chris Luhman
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    With spare time and a sunny Saturday afternoon, riding was necessary. The problem was, which motorcycle should I ride? The super9 was high on the list as was the SV650. Then I thought about the motorcycle I want to sell: the GZ250 I decided to take it out for a ride. I’ve recently put new tires on, a new battery, fresh brake fluid, new air filter, new oil, new spark plugs, and carb clean. I thought I should take it out for a bit of a shake down ride to make sure it is in ready condition to sell. Long time readers may be a bit confused at this point. Wait, when did you get the GZ250?? I…
  • MinneADV Swap Meet

    Chris Luhman
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    This past weekend was the Spring MinneADV swap meet. I have attended a few times now. It is usually cold and slightly damp. The weather for this year couldn’t have been much better. It was the first time I’ve seen people standing around in t-shirts. I didn’t plan on selling anything this year. I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to spend the time to clean out the closet to figure out what could go. This year was a new location, so I was a tad unsure exactly where the pavilion was. When I pulled into the parking lot and saw all the motorcycles, I knew I was in the right spot. They were…
  • Scooting to Work

    Chris Luhman
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    The weather this past week has been really nice. An unseasonably warm 70F during the day. I rode my SV650 each day. I felt like it was time to get another bike out, so I took my Kymco Super9 on Thursday. I really enjoy riding the scooter. It’s a fun and easy twist and go. The Super9’s little 12” wheels makes it feel like you are going much faster than you actually are. “I was totally doing 60mph wide open…” “What?? I was only going 30mph?” lol. I also love that I can park it anywhere including bicycle racks. Yay mopeds! It it also easy to stop and snap photos or gawk at the…
  • Motorcycles Near Kenosha

    Chris Luhman
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    I was on a road trip this weekend with Laura visiting different restaurants in the Wisconsin and Illinois area. You can check that out over on my food blog if you are interested. While walking around Kenosha near Lake Michigan, we spotted what looks like a ‘10 or ‘11 Ural outside of a local coffee shop. I like the color scheme on this one a lot. I didn’t try to talk to the owner. He seemed occupied in conversation already. It was such a nice day out for riding. I kinda wished I was on one of my motorcycles instead of in the car. After we left Kenosha and started to head south along the…
  • How do you wear your riding gear off bike?

    Chris Luhman
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Oh the fun things you can find in the drafts folder. I found this from several years ago. It appears to be from a Motorcycle First Thursday event in Minneapolis. I learned a new way to wear my Roadcrafter Light from this event. Use the legs, but keep the zippers all the way up in the front? I’m not sure how it is staying on. It reminds me of how I like to take my leather one-piece half off to get some air, but it is significantly harder to get on and off. I prefer to just take the Roadcrafter off and hang it on the bike. It only takes a few seconds to get on and off. 10? 15? The style above…
 
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Motorcycle Navigation: Finding Your Route Using GPX Files

    RoadRUNNER
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – How GPS Works In my last article I explained how the satellite receiver performs ad hoc navigation from a source waypoint to a target waypoint. This article will focus on the GPX file format, available GPX software, and how to use routes prepared by others. GPX File Format […]
  • Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Adventurer

    RoadRUNNER
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]
  • Tour of the Week: Vermont and New Hampshire

    RoadRUNNER
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Touring Vermont on a Ducati Multistrada and a Moto Guzzi Stelvio - Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Vermont and New Hampshire Tour comes from the January/February 2013 issue.
  • City Escape: Oklahoma City Day Ride

    RoadRUNNER
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Outlaw Loop - This mixed terrain ride takes you by The Round Barn, through an old ghost town, and returns via Route 66, where a restored WPA-era armory and the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum make history of your rowdy scramble down Oklahoma’s backroads. Spring and fall are the best riding seasons in Oklahoma.
  • MotoMojo: Keep Your Motorcycle Runnin’…With the Right Oil

    RoadRUNNER
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Motorcycle Oil Motor oil is the lifeblood of our precious engines, but how much time have you spent learning what kind is best for them? Over the years, motor oils have evolved and so have motorcycles. The American Petroleum Institute (API), International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • RetroMoto BMW R100 Scrambler

    Geoff Baldwin
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    In the world of custom motorcycle building tight deadlines are about as desirable as a swift kick to the bean bag. In most cases tight deadlines result in shortcuts being taken or bad design decisions being made. However there's always an exception to the rule and it seems Junior Burrell of Retro Moto has it sussed. With only 2 weeks up his sleeve Junior turned a stock BMW into this superb Scrambler for a buddy who in my book, should now owe him free beer for life.CONTINUE READING »Return of the Cafe…
  • Black Bomber CB450 Flat Tracker

    Geoff Baldwin
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Another of the great workshops I had the opportunity to rub shoulders with at Kustomfest in Indonesia was Jakarta’s ‘Gearhead Monkey Garage’. At the show the Gearhead crew took out several trophy categories for their custom car and bike builds, but it was one particular bike of theirs that caught my eye. With a Honda CB450 engine nestled snuggly into a Yamaha XS650 frame their “Black Bomber” Flat Track Racer had me heading back over to their stand several times over the weekend for a closer look. Before the show wrapped up I asked the bike owner Tommy Sunu to give us the lowdown on…
  • Fury Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

    Geoff Baldwin
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:34 pm
    It's true. Sometimes the simple things in life are often the best. Take for example this super clean CB750 build from Montreal based workshop Clockwork Motorcycles. No clutter, no mess, no flair. Just clean lines, a simple colour palette and beautifully exposed and finished mechanical goodness. Shop owner Samuel Guertin is an ex-helicopter mechanic of 10 years who made the cross-over to building bikes 2 years ago, a passion he'd been yearning to fulfil. His Honda CB750 Cafe Racer named 'Fury' is his latest creation and as he puts it, "Fury is a modern gentleman, The…
  • Monkey Bike Madness

    Geoff Baldwin
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    One of the biggest highlights for me when we were pulling together issue 6 of Tank Moto Magazine also happened to be the smallest. Nick Sawyer's incredible custom Honda Z50JZ Monkey Bike was a ground up build with a focus on performance improvements and the results are quite astounding. With the talented Jason Lau behind the lens we captured these images and recorded the story of this grand little build...CONTINUE READING »Return of the Cafe…
  • Smoked Garage Lotus C0-1 Bronco

    Geoff Baldwin
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    When the hype of the Lotus C0-1 concept reached its climax everyone was talking about it. Every motorcycle blog and magazine ran pictures of the renderings and we were all left with our jaws dragging on the floor wondering when we would be seeing these amazing Lotus motorcycles out on the street. Unfortunately, as with most concepts built by large manufacturers, we've been left waiting for what feels like an eternity while they test and refine every nut and bolt before official production can begin.Meanwhile our friends at Bali based workshop Smoked Garage couldn't be bothered waiting…
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    YouMotorcycle

  • Bikini Bike Washes: Attraction or Deterrent?

    YouMotorcycle
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    We’ve been following Liz Keener on Twitter for some time now – not that she’s ever followed us back, but hey, you can – and came upon this article that she wrote two days ago about bikini bike washes. In it Liz laments about a dealership email newsletter in her inbox: There’s no way I’m ... The post Bikini Bike Washes: Attraction or Deterrent? appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Another Womens Leather Jacket Sold

    YouMotorcycle
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    We sold another ladies leather jacket this week, more specifically the NEXO Fly Angel ladies motorcycle jacket. The last time we mentioned it was when we got this excellent review from Gabby DB of TorontoContortionist.com. This week we sold another Fly Angel to Dawn and Carl in New York. Thanks guys! Feel free to send a review in ... The post Another Womens Leather Jacket Sold appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Toronto Destinations: How to Kill a Comedian

    YouMotorcycle
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    If you’re looking for a motorcycle destination in Toronto, we recommend you check out Second City’s How to Kill a Comedian. How exactly do you kill a comedian? You shut them up. And in an era where the bounds of free speech are being tested by violence, governments and celebrity scandals, it’s harder than ever ... The post Toronto Destinations: How to Kill a Comedian appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Aprilia RSV4 Review

    YouMotorcycle
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    A V4-powered sportbike is a bit of a niche offering, but in the minds of many, what could be better? Aprilia unveiled the RSV4, their new flagship model in February of 2008. The RSV4 comes in three variations: the base R model, the Factory model with Ohlins suspension, and a customer-specified Max Biaggi Replica. Aprilia also produced ... The post Aprilia RSV4 Review appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Post of Good Stuff

    YouMotorcycle
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    This week was dedicated to catching my breath, making the most of free time, spring cleaning the house, getting physically active, and prepping and servicing my motorcycles. At the end of the days I’ve sat back, put my feet up, and scrolled through YouMotorcycle’s twitter feed (we’re now at 2,600+ followers), and try to find best-in-the-world ... The post Post of Good Stuff appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
 
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    Dennis Kirk Powersports Blog » Dennis Kirk Powersports Blog

  • Dennis Kirk Action Camera Review

    Ryan
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    We’ve come a long way in video technology over the past decade.  We’ve gone from making our own contraptions to mount handhelds to our bikes and ourselves to having cinema quality digital video cameras that are smaller than a deck of cards and can be mounted to just about anything.  The rise in popularity of the action camera can really be pinpointed to the genius marketing of the GoPro.  But that rise in popularity and growing interest in capturing our lives in HD has also opened the door for new competitors.  There now are action cam options for everyone, with each offering…
  • Light Up the Night with LED UTV Lights

    Ryan
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    For many, the ride ends when the sun goes down.  But if you are one of those riders who just can’t get enough, there is a way that you can see better and go all night.  The recent advancements in LED technology have made their way into the off road world and have completely changed the game.  These lights are extremely durable and can hold up to the abuse that off road riding can dish out.  Plus, they are extremely bright and far reaching.  You can hit the throttle confidently because you can clearly see all of the obstacles in your path when you have your machine fully rigged. Your…
  • Clean Up Your Bike’s Look With Integrated Turn Signals

    Ryan
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Motorcycle designers spend countless hours trying to create those perfectly sleek lines on a bike.  But then they are often forced to finish them off with buggy turn signals.  Some get it right, but more often than not, the turn signals just don’t flow with the design.  They become an afterthought and end up distracting your eyes when looking at the bike. Fortunately, there is a solution that just happens to be an incredibly easy fix.  Integrated turn signals eliminate the bugginess and the interruption of the streamlined design.  For the rear, the turn signals are combined with the…
  • Exciting New ADV Tires for 2015

    Ryan
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    More than in any other segment of motorcycling, riders in the ADV/Dual Sport world look forward to the release of the latest and greatest products.  Though this segment has been around since the dawn of motorcycles, ADV riding has seen a huge boom in popularity over the past few years and with it has come a slew of new bikes and products to fit them. Tires are no exception and every year we are seeing more and more tire options available specifically for the new dual sport bikes.  In the beginning, riders had to choose between a street tire and an off road tire.  Now, we are seeing tires…
  • Shoei Hornet X2: A Refined Dual Sport Helmet

    Ryan
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Looking to step up your ADV game?  As this niche of the motorcycling world keeps evolving, so does the gear that is tailored specifically for it.  As one of the best examples, the dual sport helmet has seen a complete renaissance over the past couple of years.  The full-face/MX crossover style has aimed to capture the best of both worlds, but has also seen trouble in ticking all the boxes.  With the latest dual sport helmet release from Shoei, we are starting to see more and more of those boxes ticked.  The Hornet X2 aims to be the premier dual sport helmet this riding season. Shoei is…
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    Chaparral Motorsports

  • Memphis Shades Trigger-Lock Mounting Kits Take The Pain Out Of Windshield Installation

    TwoWheelMania
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Mounting new fairings or windshields can be a process to install and remove from your motorcycle. Some riders prefer to have both options on their bike, but taking on and off the parts is a time-consuming task. However, Memphis Shades, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of fairings and windshields, released a revolutionary product to make your installation process a breeze. The company now has Trigger-Lock hardware mounting system, which can easily be installed on the majority of different makes and models. The whole purpose of this windshield hardware is to be convenient and…
  • Newly Revamped Thor Force XP Knee Guard Impressive

    TwoWheelMania
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    In the last few years, the technology surrounding dual-hinged knee guards has improved dramatically. One of the companies at the forefront of new knee guard technology is Thor. Originally, the Thor Force knee guard was known as one of the best in the market and the manufacturer saw plenty of success with their product. However, competition in motocross equipment has increased as well, which took Thor manufacturers back to the drawing board. Eventually, the company released the Thor Force XP Knee Guards, which not only has protective cups to prevent knee injuries, but it also has a new…
  • K&N Filters Stay Up To Date With Newest Models On The Market

    TwoWheelMania
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    Your motorcycle’s engine takes a beating over the years when you continue to put miles on it. The best way to defend your engine from the constant wear and tear is consistent maintenance and by ensuring your oil filter is replaced at least once a year. Depending on how you service your motorcycle, whether it’s from a bike shop or at home in your garage, it’s important to pick a trusted and durable oil filter that will keep your bike running for years. What Your Oil Filter Does For Your Motorcycle An engine’s blood is oil and just like any automobile, once that oil…
  • Honda Bulldog Is A Fully-Rugged Concept Motorcycle

    Motorcycle Maniac
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Honda recently showcased its 399cc four-stroke two-cylinder engine and six-speed transmission Bulldog concept motorcycle at the Osaka Motorcycle Show in Japan. The newest ride from Honda is not your common motorcycle. Instead, this bike is built for those who want the absolute most industrial-style ride on the market. Much like the success of Honda’s heavy-duty scooter the Ruckus, the motorcycle manufacturer hopes for the same attention and praise for the Bulldog. The motorcycle is much different than anything you’ll likely see on the market. The Bulldog comes with two side…
  • Mobius X8 Knee Brace Now Available To The Public

    The Dirt Bike Guy
    4 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    After a few years of test runs with professional riders Josh Grant and Ryan Villopoto, the Mobius X8 Knee Brace is finally available to the public. The newest piece of dirt bike and race equipment works off its custom continuous cable routing system (CCRS), which Mobius has patented. Additionally, the equipment’s tendon back plate gives full support to the knee, protecting the four main ligaments in the knee from a severe leg twist or harsh impact. Its futuristic look, fit and movement are all designed to prevent lateral bending, lateral rotation and hyperextension, which are three…
 
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  • Game Over

    helmetorheels
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    My motorcycling days are done. As I’ve been reminded several times lately, four out of four neurologist said no more riding. This week I sold my bike. Saying goodbye to my motorcycle Not sure what is on the horizon for me or the blog. I’d love to hear your ideas. Should I still profile women motorcyclists? Y’all have been so great and I’ve connected with so many fabulous friends. Love to hear what you think.
  • Good-bye Faithful Friend

    helmetorheels
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    A couple of weeks ago we had to unexpectedly say good-bye to our dog, Abby. Abby We knew someday it would happen, just not that day! Our family first met her when my son brought her home at four weeks. Abby at 4 weeks old A neighbor down the block was giving away puppies because the mother stopped nursing. There were 11 puppies and this is the one my son brought home. Convincing hubby and me that he’ll take care of her we decided to keep her. Our son kept his end of the bargain. In fact, my son chose the dog over getting a summer job and saving for a car. Looking back now that was the…
  • I was feeling old until …

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

    helmetorheels
    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 …

    helmetorheels
    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…
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    Beijing Electric Bike Tours - Beijing's Electric Bike Blog

  • Continuing to Make Our Tours the Cleanest for the Environment

    12 Apr 2015 | 11:08 pm
    In a continued effort to make our tours the safest and cleanest for our Beijing environment, Beijing Electric Bike Tours & Rentals is switching from antiquated lead-acid batteries to clean, modern lithium ion batteries for our electric scooters.We hope this shift will have a significant impact on our environment, as well as making our e-bikes lighter, more fun, and easier to maintain.Lithium batteries:are cleaner to manufacture compared to lead-acid batteries.have longer lifespans, so we can use them for many years without having to discard them or recycle them. Normally, we change…
  • A Fun Market in Beijing

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    Guess , What are the two men doing?  After seeing in the market , I discovered they are selling goldfish There are other pets and pets food . Electric bike tour Beijing will show you more fun places in Beijing.
  • Getting Oriented Before Setting Off

    6 Apr 2015 | 1:51 am
    Driving in Beijing...? We've all heard the horror stories of how people drive here, but with a little bit of information beforehand and deeper insight into how Chinese drivers think, everyone can be safe on the roads. Additionally, about 80% of Beijing's roads have dedicated bicycle lanes, that electric bikes and scooters are supposed to drive in. In this post, you'll find out video orientation for our electric bike tours, to show you what to expect before setting off on your Beijing electric scooter adventure. 
  • What To Wear - April in Beijing

    3 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    We're having a great year so far in Beijing, weather-wise and we're starting to really ramp up taking guests around the beautiful, vibrant city that we call home. April's a special time in Beijing and probably one of the nicest times to visit. Either April - May ish or September - October ish, which are both considered Spring here. It's a short period of time, but sets the temperate right around 10 degrees C at night and up to 25 degrees C during the day. Because of the large temperature swings in Beijing from night to day, we recommend at least 2 layers when zipping around Beijing…
  • Delicious Chinese cuisines

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Fried Lotus root wrapping forcemeat Chicken ball and pineapple Corn and pinetree seed With group  buying, the three dishes are only 12 bucks. Chinese cuisines are always extremely cheap and delicious. If you a gourmet, the only problem is your stomach is too small. 
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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • Weekend Events: Get Out And Ride!

    Admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:57 am
    Here are a few weekend events to take part in: Saturday: Enfield Motor Sports in Enfield, CT has its spring open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Indian Demo Truck at Wild Horse Indian Motorcycle in Malta, NY. Sunday: Harley-Davidson of Danbury in Danbury, CT has its 20th annual Spring Biker Bash with pig roast in the […] The post Weekend Events: Get Out And Ride! appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Another Big Recall For Harley-Davidson

    Admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Another major recall for Harley-Davidson. After recalling more than 19,000 motorcycles back in January for a brake issue, the company is now recalling nearly 46,000 other motorcycles because the clutch on the models might not disengage. The consequence is that “the motorcycle may move unexpectedly , increasing the risk of a crash.” Being recalled are “certain […] The post Another Big Recall For Harley-Davidson appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Indian, Victory Boost Polaris Sales

    Admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Motorcycle sales increased a hefty 74 percent in the first quarter of 2015 for Polaris Industries, the company announced today. Sales of the Indian, Victory and Slingshot brands totaled $137.4 million. Polaris reported that demand for Indian and Victory motorcycles was up nearly 40 percent “driven primarily  by strong Indian Motorcycle retail sales.” Sales of […] The post Indian, Victory Boost Polaris Sales appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Sales Dip For Harley-Davidson

    Admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    MILWAUKEE – First-quarter sales of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the United States dipped slightly to 35,488, compared to 35,730 in 2014. That’s a 0.7 percent decease. In announcing its Q1 earnings this morning, the company cited “increased, aggressive competitive motorcycle discounting” among the factors adversely affecting sales. Worldwide sales in the first three months of this […] The post Sales Dip For Harley-Davidson appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Imaginative Omelets At Whistle Stop Cafe

    Admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    DEEP RIVER, CT – If ever a hot cup of coffee (followed by a hearty breakfast) was needed, it was after riding 50 miles just after sunrise on a chilly mid-April morning. The purpose of today’s ride was to meet some other Moto Guzzi owners from Connecticut, but the first priority was to obtain a filled […] The post Imaginative Omelets At Whistle Stop Cafe appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
 
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  • Honda RS125 NF4 Expansion Chamber, for Sale.

    Nick Prionas
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Handmade exhausts for Honda RS125 NF4 (1990 - 1994) models, are now available via my online store.This pipe will fit 1987 - 1989 models ONLY if a 1990-1994 cylinder is used as the exhaust flange is different on earlier models. Later 1995-1997 cylinders can be used as well and will work great with this pipe. The package includes : an expansion chambera suitable exhaust flange2 X exhaust springs (same dimensions as OEM)An end can is not included but the stock one can be used or even better a later NX4 type as the rear mounting point for the end can is not used. For more…
  • Nsr250 MC21, Aluminum Blank Plugs for the Carb Manifolds, for sale.

    Nick Prionas
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    A pair of aluminum blank plugs for removing the boost bottles on Honda Nsr250 Mc21 bikes is now available via my online store.These plugs will improve throttle response, clear the area near the engine & help for easier carb removal.(Most probably will suit MC18 MK2 carb manifolds as well though I haven't verified this yet).
  • Honda Nsr250, Leak Down Tester kits, for sale.

    Nick Prionas
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Leak Down tester kits for the Honda Nsr250 bikes can now be purchased via my online store.The tool will fit the following models : MC18 MK2 MC21 (all)MC28 (all)The leak-down tester is an essential tool for any high performance two stroke engine. This kit is installed in place of your carburetor and by pressurizing the engine cases you can check for any air leakage due to worn mating surfaces, erratic torque values due to aged parts, worn crankshaft seals etc. It is a necessary evil that it will help prevent catastrophic damage to your engine and keep performance up. A very…
  • Honda Rs250 NX5 - NXA, Leak Down Tester kits, for sale.

    Nick Prionas
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Leak Down tester kits for the Honda Rs250 bikes can now be purchased via my online store.The kit will fit all Honda Rs250 from 1993 up to 2009 models. The NF5 model will be added in the future or upon request.Price is at 85 Euro (WW posting costs included).
  • JHA PGMII for Honda Rs250 NXA

    Nick Prionas
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    I was repairing a few PGM units for Yuri(IT) the other day and came across a unit that seems to be a JHA Kit part. I have repaired lots of PGM units for Honda Rs250 bikes though this one seems quite rare so I thought of sharing some pics.The code on the plastic cover is "NK4K" and I'm not sure I've seen this model again.On the top and on the aluminum side, "JHA-EA1" is engraved on it. 
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  • Back To Basics: Spring Driving Dangers

    Kevin Landry
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    Winter came to an end and the weather is a little better. You’d think the roads would be safe again but there are plenty of spring driving dangers. We have some tips that can help get you and your car safely to summer. But first, let’s take a look at why spring driving is so dangerous. Causes Of Spring Driving Dangers Slippery Road Conditions and Flooding According to the Federal Highway Administration, spring rain was responsible for 46% of road accidents from 2002- 2012. Wet pavements on the other hand accounted for 74% of weather related accidents. So why does rain make spring driving…
  • 7 Great Motorcycle Passenger Tips This Spring

    Kevin Landry
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    If you have been a motorcycle rider long enough, you probably have a few stories about passengers who have made your ride challenging. There are a number of reasons why your rides transpired the way they did. Thankfully, they don’t have to be like that anymore especially after you have taken so much time to prepare your motorcycle for spring. You can easily customize your motorcycle riding experience depending on what you want. You might decide to ride with a motorcycle passenger on your way to work or for a road trip. Whatever the case, you have to consider a number of substantial details…
  • How To Prepare Your Motorcycle For Spring

    Kevin Landry
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    If you rode all winter, then your bike should be ready for spring but if your motorcycle spent the entire winter in the garage or some other storage facility, then it’s far from ready to just get and go. How exactly should you prepare your motorcycle for spring? Below is a checklist you should use every time before you hit the road on your bike: Check Your Stands You want your stands to work properly whether it’s a kickstand, side or center stand. They have to be secure to the bike. You don’t ever want to be the guy whose kickstand falls off the bike and you end up leaning it against…
  • What Are The Common Causes Of Slip And Fall Accidents?

    Kevin Landry
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    When a property owner fails to warn visitors of potential dangers or carelessly maintains their property, it can easily lead to a slip and fall accident. If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident you might end up with severe injuries but the good news is that you can recover compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Here are some quick facts about slip and fall accidents. There are many causes of slip and fall accidents and different conditions can cause them. During winter pedestrians and children can slip and fall on icy paths or sidewalks. Sometimes people can slip and fall…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself In A Personal Injury Claim

    Kevin Landry
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    So you have been involved in an accident, there was property damage and you suffered some serious injuries. You have barely even recovered from the shock of the accident yet doctors, police officers and insurance companies are already bombarding you with tough questions about what happened. You realize you have spent so much money paying your hospital bill not to mention how much of your wages you have lost since the accident happened. You decide to pursue justice and file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident. But because your bank account balance…
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    MotoGoLoco

  • The dark horse

    Dexter Scull
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Ahem. I might have just replaced the Pan. Not with a 1300 Pan. Or even a K1300GT. I went to ride – just to rule it out, you understand – a Kawasaki 1400GTR. And just fell in love with it. For a start, it’s a rich, dark green – almost British Racing Green. And it  [Read full post...] The post The dark horse appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Another test ride. And another

    Dexter Scull
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Had a busy afternoon. I’d arranged two test rides: a 2010 BMW K1300GT first, then a 2008 1300 Pan European. The BMW really surprised me. It was taller than I expected, with quite a firm, narrow seat. It had all the trimmings – topbox, panniers, cruise control, the electronic suspension, heated grips (and a heated  [Read full post...] The post Another test ride. And another appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • The racehorse pulls the milk float

    Dexter Scull
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m using the SM-T for work this week. Well, what other choice do I have? I haven’t replaced the Pan but I can’t sit at home – not with the jobs I’ve got on at the moment. I have to say that it is brilliant: tall, thin and light bikes are always great for filtering;  [Read full post...] The post The racehorse pulls the milk float appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Testing, testing

    Dexter Scull
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Had a very disappointing test ride this morning. I’d gone to see a man about an FJR1300: 2010 bike, Givi topbox and Yamaha panniers, heated grips, less than 25,000 on the clock and a stamped dealer service book. Looked the business, too – well-shined silver and not a mark on it anywhere. I’m sorry, I  [Read full post...] The post Testing, testing appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • The Great Telling Off

    Dexter Scull
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Normally TFLS (The Fair Lady Scully) doesn’t take much of a view on bikes. She likes the KTM, but not for long journeys. She generally prefers to go on the back of the big bike. With all the work bikes, the criteria has always been that the pillion seat is soft but supportive and there’s  [Read full post...] The post The Great Telling Off appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
 
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  • 5 Motorcycle related things that interested me last week

    warrenscottmassey
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    Just some links to motorcycle “stuff” that caught my eye last week. Royal Enfield Gunship Motorcycle Chariot Racing?? Riding in India Guess the Bikers Profession Harley Davidson V4???  
  • Motorcycle Show: Finish the Race Car and Bike Show

    warrenscottmassey
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    This past weekend I rode my “Army Motorcycle” to the “Finish the Race Ministries” car and bike show. The show was held in the parking lot of the Calvary Temple Church in Sterling, Virginia. The day was wonderful for a car and motorcycle show! Warm and sunny with a bit of a breeze. But as I used the remains of last year’s sun block I did get a mild sunburn hanging out in the parking lot. There was over 100 cars and at least 35 bikes entered in the show. The cars ranged from the hopped up, rusty patina shop trucks to Bentley’s. There were a lot of Corvettes ranging from the 1950s to…
  • The Muscleheaded Top Five Motorcycles of All Time

    warrenscottmassey
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    warrenscottmassey:I liked this and thought that you might as well. Originally posted on The Muscleheaded Blog: I always love to make our Muscleheaded readers happy if I can… Today, I had a unique opportunity to do that in this post. And me, too — ’cause I LOVE to ride, — You see, this is a post on four — (count ’em- four!) (and which probably explains the ridiculously long title) — it’s about gorgeous vintage (old) motorcycles. One of my readers had sent me an email mentioning a post I did some time ago called: “The Best of Vintage British Motorcycles“. The writer asked if…
  • Motorcycle Radio: DawgHouse Podcast #304

    warrenscottmassey
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US DawgHouse Motorcycle News Podcast #304 is up and ready for you to check it out. This week we discuss: EJ Coles 220 Bike Auction The most expensive bike ever sold at auction (want to guess where?) COP in an bar fight over MC Colors Motorcycle Slang Motorcycling Myths ohhh Ken and Phil insult me (Their turn will come!) Check out the DawgHouse FaceBook Page
  • April is CHECK YOUR MOTORCYCLE HELMET MONTH.

    warrenscottmassey
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    So what does that mean to you and me, the average motorcycle rider? While your helmet might look clean and shiny it does not mean that it not ready for replacement. Worse yet, a single drop to the ground might be enough to cause you to consider replacement, according to the manufactures. Here are some industry guidelines regarding your helmet: Helmet manufacturers recommend replacing your helmet every 3 to 5 years, depending on use, to ensure optimal protection. Over time, UV rays, internal adhesive and component aging can deteriorate a helmet’s protective qualities by degrading the…
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    TheRideAdvice.com

  • Harley-Davidson Recalls 46,000 Bikes Because Riders Were Crashing

    EBF
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:12 am
    Harley-Davidson is recalling almost 46,000 motorcycles in the United States due to the potential issue of bikes staying in gear due to clutches that wouldn’t fully disengage. In the affected motorcycles, the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch, especially if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time. This was apparently caused by a chemical reaction inside the clutch system creating gas bubbles which may cause loss of clutch lift. The recall comes in the wake of various customer complaints and as a result of…
  • Polaris Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Results

    EBF
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Polaris Industries Inc. today reported record first quarter net income of $88.6 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, an increase of nine percent from the 2014 first quarter net income of $80.9 million, or $1.19 per diluted share. Sales for the first quarter 2015 totaled $1,033.3 million, which represents an increase of 16 percent from last year’s first quarter sales of $888.3 million. “I am pleased to report record sales and earnings for our 2015 first quarter, with sales up 16 percent, operating income up 19 percent and net income up nine percent,…
  • Suspension Manufacturer Marzocchi To Close Doors

    EBF
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Following on from the bad news about EBR’s sudden closure, news from Italy seems to all but confirm that Marzocchi has ceased production of its suspension components and will be running down stock and ceasing all operations within a few months. This will have a large impact on a number of motorcycle companies. Marzocchi currently supplies suspension to virtually the entire MV Agusta range, a number of Ducati motorcycles including the Hypermotard SP and Diavel, plus a number of bikes from Bimoto and BMW – including the just released BMW 1200 R. They’ve previously supplied the…
  • BMW Motorrad Japan Ignite Straight Six Project

    EBF
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    In the past year, four known Japanese customizers have put the BMW R nineT spectacularly in show with their outstanding creations. By now, the project ‚Ignite Straight Six‘ follows, being created one more time by Japanese customizers. This conceals two radically modified BMW K 1600 GTL with six-cylinder engine of a displacement of 1649 cc. Another two leading Japanese customizers, Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factory and Keiji Kawakita of Hot-Dock Custom-Cycles, where in charge of interpreting the K 1600 GTL’s six-cylinder engine a completely different way. The only retained relations to the…
  • Husqvarna 701 Goes Ice Skating

    EBF
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto will be the Swedish company’s first street legal motorcycle since being bought by KTM from BMW in 2013. That’s great news for the brand and to celebrate the release of the 701 (slated for late this year), Husqvarna has launched a website dedicated to the new bike. Strangely, to publicize their new street legal machine, they’ve decided to throw some spiked tires on and go ice racing. It looks like fun, though we’re not sure of the relevance for the bike. The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto uses a slightly modified version of the single cylinder…
 
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  • New Jaguar XF spotted in India with heavy camouflage

    Eshwar Prasad
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    Jaguar`s luxury sports saloon the XF has been recently spotted with full camouflage in Bangalore. The all new XF was spotted by a reader of leading automobile news portal Autocar India. The 2015 Jaguar XF was showcased recently at the New York Auto Show this year. The new car is lighter by 190 kilos compared to the previous model due to the use of 75 percent aluminium on the new iQ (A) aluminium platform. The British Luxury carmaker claims that the car`s outer shell is 30 percent more rigid than the outgoing car`s and the weight distribution at the front and rear is a perfect 50:50. Compared…
  • Suzuki Motorcycles to locally assemble the Hayabusa, to be priced around Rs 12 lakh

    Eshwar Prasad
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    For all the bike enthusiasts who have not been able to own a Hayabusa owing to its hefty price tag, there is some good news in store for you. Yes, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki has plans to localize its performance-driven motorcycles in order to maximize their sales and profit by reducing the cost. This means that the Busa could be yours at a much lesser amount. As per SIAM data, the Indian bikes whose engine capacity is 500cc and above have witnessed a jump in sales with 9,130 units sold in the fiscal FY15. As the Indian superbike market has expanded tremendously and is…
  • New Honda Jazz to be equipped with a CVT automatic; launch in June

    Eshwar Prasad
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:19 pm
    The new Honda Jazz will be powered by petrol and diesel engines The 2015 Honda Jazz will be launched in the Indian market in June 2015. Honda`s premium hatchback did not perform as expected when it was launched for the first time in the country. The high pricing played spoilsport last time around but I guess the Japanese carmaker has learnt its lessons as India is a very price sensitive market. This time around the new Jazz has the optional advantage of a diesel motor which will surely lure the buyers. One additional trick the Jazz will deploy to entice consumers is the CVT gearbox which it…
  • Toyota retains No.1 position for the third time in global vehicle sales, beats VW and GM

    Eshwar Prasad
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Last year Toyota sold 10 million vehicles globally Japanese carmaker Toyota retained the top position in global vehicle sales after the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 and proved what is called as irony in a situation. With around 2.52 million products sold, Toyota managed to beat its rivals Volkswagen and General Motors. The interesting fact here is that Toyota on one hand was down by 2 percent (sales) as compared to last year, thanks to the drop in sales in Japan but it still managed to grab the first position. Seeing Toyota in the top spot isn’t new, as the Japanese carmaker has been sticking…
  • Chevrolet-FNR: This is GM`s self driving future car

    Eshwar Prasad
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Chevrolet has unveiled its latest creation at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. It`s called the FNR and we`re not sure what that actually means. It is Chevy`s new concept car which is essentially a self driving electric vehicle. The car was developed in Shanghai by GM`s Asia Tech Hub and going by its looks the car has future written all over it. The aim of the Engineering, design and electrification teams was to create something unique, intelligent vehicle for tomorrow`s younger generation using state of the art car networking technologies. The FNR looks very futuristic and reminds me of sci-fi…
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    Royal Enfield Continental GT

  • Electric Royal Enfield: World's first Eco-friendly Bullet

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    An Enfield owner has been called many names, but never eco-friendly. With respect to other motorcycles having similar engine capacity, they might be fuel efficient, but in India, where the majority of the population is driven by highly economic motorcycles, a Royal Enfield Bullet is considered a fuel guzzling demon. But this electric Royal Enfield Bullet will completely change your perception.This neat and one of a kind creation is the epitome of Eco-friendliness and runs quieter than a cat's purr.This electric motorcycle was built using a 2005 Royal Enfield Bullet 500. The original 500cc…
  • Royal Enfield: The most searched motorcycle in India

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    Yes, according to Google Zeitgeist (Google Trend), Royal Enfield is the most searched motorcycle in India. While the Chennai based motorcycle manufacturer topped the most searched list, the second place was captured by Honda Activa and third by TVS Jupiter.According to the search queries, people searched about Royal Enfield prices, specifications related to performance and handling. Thanks to the smart thinking of Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal, RE was reborn with the different variants of the Classic and also saw the emergence of the Continental GT cafe racer.The list of  top 7 most…
  • Why does Punjabis love Royal Enfield?

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Punjab, a state in the north-west part of India. Best known for their mouth watering dishes, friendly people and picturesque locations. But one striking thing one would notice being an Indian, is their unconditional love for Royal Enfield. That's not all, people from Haryana, Chandigarh and other prominent provinces which shares a close proximity to Punjab simply adores these motorcycles. So whats so special about a brand that makes all Punjabis drool over it?RE has always relished a loyal and larger than life fan following of their motorcycles in India, but I can definitely say, the passion…
  • Royal Enfield in Jay Leno's Garage

    14 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    Jay Leno is a household name in America, as he hosted the popular television show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Apart from that he is a serious petrol head and has a website of his own named Jay Leno's Garage. He loves automobiles and owns an astounding 286 vehicles, which comprises of 69 automobiles and 117 motorcycles. And guess what, Royal Enfield is part of his garage too.In his website and YouTube channel he posts a number of videos related to all the vehicles he owns. In one of those videos he explained why one can find a Royal Enfield in Jay Leno's Garage. Well,…
  • New Royal Enfield Continental GT. The all black cafe racer

    10 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Of all the motorcycle variants produced by Royal Enfield, the Continental GT is definitely the meanest and fastest of them all due to obvious reasons. But with the new all black paint job, the cafe racer now looks even more meaner and deadlier than ever.The all black cafe racerEarlier, the GT was available in only 2 basic colors, i.e. red & yellow. But this new addition is definitely the best of the lot. Such is the influence of the new color combination, it will definitely lead among the other color variants( also check the poll on the right ). Being said that, I personally being a blue…
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    OilySmudges

  • The nature of restoration projects

    Editor
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    A question every budding motorcycle restorer will have to answer at some point is “What sort of restoration project do I want this to be?” which really means “What sort of motorcycle do I want to have at the end of all my hard work?”. Ultimately, to a large degree, this will depend on what you want to do with it when it’s finished… Will you: ride it every day in all weathers; keep it in a vacuum and only take it out to shows (in the back Read More + The post The nature of restoration projects appeared first on OilySmudges.
  • Triumph Tiger 80 Project

    Editor
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sometimes it can be hard to visualise how that box of bits you bought as a ‘project’ will look when finished. This is one of the many challenges that will face the new owner of this circa 1938 Triumph Tiger 80 up for grabs with a guide price of £2,800 – 3,600 (US$4,200 – 5,300) at The Spring Stafford Sale being held at the Staffordshire County Showground by auction house Bonhams on 26 April 2015. Whilst it’s fair to say you’re going to have to source Read More + The post Triumph Tiger 80 Project appeared first on OilySmudges.
  • Yamaha Yard Built

    Editor
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Owning and running any motorcycle sets you apart from the ordinary, the run of the mill. And it’s this desire to be distinctive, different from the next person, that Yamaha is tapping into with the Yamaha Yard Built initiative. The line up So far, this had led to the creation of thirteen specials from eight builders in four countries based on three models from the current Yamaha line-up: Base models Builder Country SR400, XV950 Benders Germany SR400, XJR1300 Deus Ex Machina Italy VMAX JvB-Moto Germany SR400 KEDO Germany Read More + The post Yamaha Yard Built appeared first on…
  • Seeley-Honda CB750 (1977)

    Editor
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    During the ’60s and ’70s, the name Seeley was synonymous with quality, go-faster aftermarket frames, bodywork and exhausts. The man behind it, Colin Seeley, began as a motorcycle mechanic in the early ’50s and was soon to set up in business with his father offering workshop services and then becoming a dealer for new machines and by the late ’50s had secured main dealership contracts with the likes of AJS, BMW and Matchless to name but three. Success upon success Success as a motorcycle dealer Read More + The post Seeley-Honda CB750 (1977) appeared first on…
  • Full Throttle – The Glory Days of British Motorbikes

    Editor
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    The BBC documentary, Full Throttle: The Glory Days of British Motorbikes, captures the spirit of the motorcycling experience in Britain during the ’50s and ’60s tracing its roots back to the great British hero, Colonel T.E. Lawrence CB DSO, better known to all as Lawrence of Arabia. With archive footage, talking head interviews with people who were there when it happened, this documentary explains how British motorbikes became such a world-conquering phenomenon and why they have an enduring fascination to this day. This film will appeal Read More + The post Full Throttle –…
 
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  • The rise and fall

    Miguel
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    by Today was the big day. Game day. The endgame. Finals. Super Bowl of wrenching. I was about to start my bike. Exhaust system in place: check. Coolant in the cooling system: check. New engine oil: check. Battery connected: check. Carbs in place: check. Tank in place: check. Seat mounted: check. Everything was ready… First … Fortsätt läsa The rise and fall →
  • Getting in shape

    Miguel
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:47 pm
    by Finding time for these long wrenching sessions isn’t always easy, so I have reverted to wrench for an hour or two but more often instead. Like yesterday when I got the airbox back on, did some drilling in plastic due to fitment issues and worked on the tank. One of the most important thing … Fortsätt läsa Getting in shape →
  • The final countdown

    Miguel
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    by Things are happening quickly now, or rather, things are starting to show. Almost everything I do now is visual. Not like hooking up two connectors the right way or tweaking a setting of the carbs or polishing up an area just beneath the oil cooler. No, we’re talking major league now. It shows and … Fortsätt läsa The final countdown →
  • Wiring success

    Miguel
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    by At last! The wiring harness from hell has been transformed into a fully functional wiring complete with an Acewell speedometer and all. After many hours and then some, I finally managed to connect everything in a way that seems to work. I won’t know until the bike is up and running so I can … Fortsätt läsa Wiring success →
  • Current state

    Miguel
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    by ”This wiring stuff is pretty easy. I sure know what I’m doing.” Well, that one came right back to bite me in the ass. After having replaced my broken rear turn signal on the KTM yesterday (and the other one for a coherent look), I believed that I was the master of voltage, current … Fortsätt läsa Current state →
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