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  • Review LEE PARKS DESIGN DeerTours® PCi Black Motorcycle Gloves

    BigScotty - Big Biker Lifestyle Blog
    29 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I have owned (and still own) more pairs of motorcycle gloves than I've owned motorcycles. And I own several motorcycles. But for some reason I never have much luck finding the perfect riding glove.I think that may have changed - but the news isn't all good.I have been reading about the advantages of deer skin gloves versus cowhide gloves. Turns out that the deerskin is better. The 2.75-plus-ounce deerskin used in the Lee Parks Design gloves may be supple and offer surgical-glove-like dexterity, but it's still more abrasion-resistant than cowhide. And that's just part of what make these…
  • 5 Motorcycle “Things” I found interesting this week.

    I JUST WANT 2 RIDE!!
    warrenscottmassey
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Want to buy a motorcycle from a museum? Doing Yoga on a moving motorcycle MotoAmerica get CBS TV Deal Motorcycle riding a roller coaster Slingshot v. Spyder v. Morgan
  • The Vee Rubber VRM-206 Dual-Sport / Adventure Tires

    Motorcycle in Thailand
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    11 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    The Vee Rubber VRM-206 Adventure Bike Tires, probably the most important thing for a Advent ...
  • Testing Out the TomTom Rider GPS

    Cycle Trader Insider - Motorcycle Blog by Cycle Trader
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    GPS systems are no longer just for those on four wheels!  The TomTom Rider is stepping in as a motorcyclist’s co-pilot.  Allowing riders to navigate the roads at their own pace (Quickest Route or Winding Route), the Rider features several specs that help you to get the most out of your two-wheeled trip down the street or across the country!TomTom recently sent CycleTrader.com a Rider GPS to have one of our fans test out, and we selected fellow rider John Santoni to take this GPS out in the field.  His thoughts allowed us to get a feel for the capabilities and usability of…
  • Hells Angels busted with meth after children’s toy run

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    Ed Sterling
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Four members of the Hells Angels were arrested by California Police over the weekend after they were discovered to be in possession of weapons and drugs. The four members had just taken part in a Christmas toy run – donating toys for less fortunate children – when they were pulled over for “traffic violations”. When […]
 
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  • Drysdale Dryvtech Hydraulic 2 Wheel Steer and 2 Wheel Drive Motorcycle

    Paul Crowe
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Here's an early (1990) build from the master builder down under. Ian Drysdale conjured up this interesting bike utilizing hydraulic drive on both wheels and, just for good measure, hydraulic steering on both wheels, as well. Powered by a 2 stroke engine, Ian named this the Drysdale Dryvtech 2x2x2. Ian […]
  • Building Model Formula One Racers from Cereal Boxes and Paper

    Paul Crowe
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - When Paul Bischof was eight years old he got a paper model kit from his dad. After building it he continued with a few more, but then he thought he would like to build models of his own design. That was some years ago, he's now up to about 45 […]
  • The Story Behind Kevin DeShazer’s 3 Cylinder Radial Engine

    Paul Crowe
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Recently we put up a couple of photos of Keven DeShazer's three cylinder radial, a fascinating mix of motorcycle and aero engines combined into his own unique design. There was no way I was going to let this go without finding out more about it and I asked Kevin if […]
  • Russell Sutton’s Nine Cylinder Radial Engine Complete with Propeller

    Paul Crowe
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - After many years, which included some unfortunate mechanical setbacks, Russell Sutton has his nine cylinder radial running with a 300 horsepower Sensenich propeller mounted, generating 800 pounds of thrust. For those of you who have come in late, this is an engine, designed from scratch, cases milled from aluminum with […]
  • Three Brammo Empulse Electric Press Bikes for Sale

    Paul Crowe
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Original article from: TheKneeslider.com - Every now and then an interesting deal pops up on eBay and I think this qualifies. Brammo has three press bikes they need to sell, one standard Empulse and two Empulse "R" models. They arranged for an Oregon dealer to take the three and offer them at a Buy it […]
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  • Used DMD Vintage open face helmet review

    Kane Dalton
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    I'VE been running this open face DMD Vintage helmet since I bought my first Harley around six months ago.It’s not what I’d usually wear but I felt as though a bit of 70’s styling was missing from my life, having only ever really owned modern race lids.If I was auctioning this helmet on eBay I’d list it as ‘well used’ - it’s seen its fair share of rain and been bumped around quite a bit too. Despite the mistreatment it’s held up well, revealing no visible scratches or water marks on the matt finish.Not everybody wants a shark on their helmet…
  • Can you solve all 33 clues in this MotoGP quiz

    Visordown News
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    TO celebrate the return of the British MotoGP to Donington Park in 2015, BritishMotoGP.com has created an online quiz for fans.Made up of hidden well-known bike phrases and terminology, the 'British MotoGP Christmas Quiz' is designed to test fans' knowledge from circuits to riders through the years.Guessing the special clue will give players the chance to win a VIP package for two to the 2015 British MotoGP, courtesy of the Circuit of Wales. The interactive interface allows players to share their scores with friends and challenge others to play the quiz. Click to…
  • Drift battle on ice GSXR1000 vs Polaris buggy

    Visordown News
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    A STUNT team has pulled off an explosive drift battle on ice racing a Suzuki GSX-R1000 against a Polaris buggy.Modified with studded tyres and a stretched swingarm for added stability, Juha Ruokolainen drifts the 175hp GSX-R against a very sideways 90hp 4X4 Polaris RZR buggy.With plenty of slow-motion, high speed drifting and a complete disregard for the rev limiter, it's all rather nice to watch - and that's before a grenade-wielding ice fisher decides a couple of grenades should be thrown into the mix.Enjoy. Related Content Swedish racer breaks record for fastest motorcycle…
  • First ride Ducati Scrambler review

    Steve Farrell
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Hipsters don't need places to hook bungees But they do need to charge their phones Pretentious you are? DUCATI'S marketing machine has been working like one of its V-twin engines this year to leave no one in the world unaware of the new Scrambler.Never before, probably, has a new model come as less of a surprise. There were teasers and leaks. There was an animated film and pictures on Instagram.There was even a video plainly showing the Scrambler, presented in the motorcycle press as a chance sighting by a reader despite being clearly set up.By the time the bike was officially unveiled at the…
  • More Kawasaki Ninja H2s coming to the UK

    Visordown News
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    MORE Kawasaki Ninja H2s will be coming to the UK, the Japanese firm has told Visordown.A Kawasaki spokesperson said that numbers are still limited but more H2s and H2Rs will be reaching UK shores, increasing the original UK allocation.Martin Lambert, Communications and PR Manager for Kawasaki UK, added: ‘Such has been the interest in the Ninja H2 and Ninja H2R that the ordering window was slightly extended - in part due to the phenomenal response to the H2R rolling road feature at Motorcycle Live. As a result there is still some availability of the Ninja H2 model and a very small number…
 
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  • That ’70s Show: new Bonneville, vintage style

    Chris Hunter
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Most builders rhapsodize about their bikes, scattering superlatives like autumn leaves on a country road. Kev Taggart describes his Triumph Bonneville T100 as “Small, squat, and tough as old boots.” Kev can afford to be blunt. He’s one half of the English workshop Spirit of The Seventies, and a man with nothing left to prove. If there’s a phrase to sum up Spirit bikes, it’s “iron fist in a velvet glove”—and this T100 continues that fine philosophy. It’s called TR9C, a nod to Triumph’s famous Trophy models of the 1950s and 1960s. Hence the slight retro…
  • Stealthy: Renard’s custom Harley 1200

    Wesley Reyneke
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Unless you’ve been living under a lump of naturally occurring solid aggregate, you’ll know that scramblers are all the rage right now. And by ‘scramblers’ we loosely mean bikes with a go-anywhere attitude, upright ergonomics and retro-cool looks. A Harley 1200 is not the obvious platform for this style. But some stellar Sporty-based examples have rolled out of garages lately, and this is one of the best. It’s from Renard Speed Shop, and it’s the Estonian outift’s first Harley build. The commission came from Bertl’s, a small Harley dealer in South Germany. The…
  • Enter Sandman: French Atelier’s Yamaha TW125

    Chris Hunter
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Yamaha TW125 is one of the oddities of the motorcycling world. It’s short, high-ridin’ and underpowered. It doesn’t sound promising—but over the past 15 years, the TW125 has built up a strong fan base. And if you’ve ridden a fat-tired TW over the sand dunes, you’ll know how much fun it can be. Despite its trifling capacity and 11 horses, it feels like a ‘big toy.’ And that’s the spirit Le French Atelier decided to amp up. LFA is a new workshop based in the western suburbs of Paris, near Versailles. It’s run by three young friends with a knack for upgrading older bikes…
  • Hot Picks: Women’s Motorcycle Gear

    Alicia Elfving
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Many of our female readers have asked for a roundup of the best motorcycle gear for women. So here it is, written by one of our favorite motojournalists, the Motolady. Even with the growth of the women’s population within the motorcycle industry, the general consensus is that there isn’t enough women’s gear. And, yes, there are fewer options for ladies who ride than their male counterparts. But we mustn’t forget the many good looking and protective gear options we do have. Not all of them can be covered here, but it’s a good taste of the safe and sexy gear on the market. Helmets…
  • Upgrading the Triumph Scrambler, Swedish Style

    Chris Hunter
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Triumph Scrambler looks pretty good straight out of the box. But a few well-judged tweaks can lift it to a whole new level. As much as we love radically modified Triumphs, it’s subtle custom jobs like this Gothenburg-based machine that really get our motors running. It’s the kind of build that mixes practicality with traffic-stopping looks. This Scrambler belongs to Andy Olsson, who manages the Vans brand in Sweden. “I wanted to convert my stock Scrambler to something a lot more city-oriented,” he says. So he handed it over to Mikael, Olof and Daniel of Mod Moto. “I told them I…
 
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    USRiderNews

  • Go Pro Mount Made in USA

    Web Staff
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    The GoPro is arguably the most flexible camera on the market. Now it’s time for a motorcycle MOUNT as flexible as the camera – and a classy look that is unmatched by other mounts! Tons o’ Angle Options: We’ve designed the GoPro mount with up to FIVE swivel and pivot points. You can literally mount […] The post Go Pro Mount Made in USA appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • IT’S MORE FUN WITH THREE!

    Web Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    When someone tells you that prejudice is dead, stop right then and produce a copy of this editorial. (btw you should keep a copy of each one that I write…it’s sorta mandatory) Not only is prejudice alive, it’s so pervasive that we almost don’t recognize it when it appears. Before you get the wrong idea, […] The post IT’S MORE FUN WITH THREE! appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • HOLY HOG! THE VATICAN TO AUCTION THE POPE’S SOFTAIL

    Web Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    A Harley-Davidson motorcycle blessed with the signature of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and later received by Pope Francis, is to be sold for charity at Bonhams 5 February Paris Sale. The motorcycle is to be offered as part of Bonhams Grand Palais auction, entered at no reserve, with an estimate of €15,000-25,000 (£11,700-19,600). In a […] The post HOLY HOG! THE VATICAN TO AUCTION THE POPE’S SOFTAIL appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Rudest drivers are from Idaho, Washington, D.C., and New York, says Insure.com survey

    Web Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    A new survey reveals contempt among states for others’ driving habits. Sept. 15, 2014 (Foster City, Calif.) – Drivers from Idaho, Washington, D.C. and New York have been judged to be the rudest drivers, according to a survey by Insure.com, an independent consumer insurance information website. Also judged to be quite rude are drivers from […] The post Rudest drivers are from Idaho, Washington, D.C., and New York, says Insure.com survey appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Triumph Will Use Rocket to Attempt World Record

    Web Staff
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    ATLANTA (September 3, 2014) – With over 100 years of motorcycling history and numerous land speed world record titles, Triumph Motorcycles America, in cooperation with Castrol, Hot Rod Conspiracy, and Carpenter Racing, returns to the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, September 12-16, for land speed runs during Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout. Developed by […] The post Triumph Will Use Rocket to Attempt World Record appeared first on USRiderNews.
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    Forty Years On Two Wheels

  • Merry Christmas 2014

    Doug Klassen
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:11 pm
  • Closed For Repairs

    Doug Klassen
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Time for some maintenance.  The R90S or me?  Probably both.  We both have high miles and are in need of some rejuvenation.
  • Silver Smoke Fountain of Youth

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

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

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

  • The helmet and gear hanger

    Jesper Bram
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    I like crowdfunding projects. Check out this one.
  • Book Review: Ride Like Hell and you’ll Get There

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

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

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

    Jesper Bram
    4 Jul 2013 | 1:03 am
    Apart from being great at nipping through traffic, easy to park and even avoiding the London congestion charge, motorbikes are also great fun. Over the years, the sight of seeing someone jumping cars, buses, people and even canyons on a two wheels has thrilled crowds around the world – turning relatively unknown motorcycle enthusiasts into overnight superstars. Here’s a look at some of those brave men who have kept our hearts firmly in our mouths over the past 100 years. Gary Wells A young Gary Wells made his first jump at the tender age of 14 after starting out riding go-karts aged just…
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  • The Real Retro Racer, Moto Guzzi V7 Racer - Review

    Jesse Kiser
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    From the outside it would seem Moto Guzzi built the V7 (V700) back in the late '60s and then said, “yeah, that’s good enough,” with only a sliver of updates every year. The 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer is not a retro, throwback, but rather a real vintage bike with the feel and functionality of a bike of yesteryear. Luckily though, it retains all the fun too--with none of the headaches of owning a classic bike. Reliable, fast, easy to work on, simple and cheaper than a restoration, the V7 Racer has all the good with little bad. It's easy to ride with a nimble feel and soft clutch, it'll zap…
  • The Best Motorcycle Exhaust Ever?

    Jesse Kiser
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:21 am
    Allow me to play the song of my people. Watch as these two guys break a bunch of ear drums and almost destroy their engine in the process. Nothing beats a muffler better than a trash can duct taped to the header. READ MORE: Listen to the Blissful Sound of the All-New Ducati Scrambler with Aftermarket Exhaust I have no idea why, but I laugh historically every time I watch this video. Watch the announcer try desperately to throw the key out of the bike, as the guys win the loud-pipes competition and then celebrate… with loud pipes. They know how to party. READ MORE: Nitro Harley Explosion…
  • The Tiny 5-Cylinder, 1,000cc Duke Axial Motorcycle Engine

    Justin Mendenhall
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Over the last few decades there have been some astounding technological advances in the world of motorcycles. Wiz Bang electronics that rival fighter jet avionics, space age chassis construction, Italian built brakes that can stop a freight train and engine components constructed of rare elements - these are normal attributes for motorcycles on the showroom floor. In this day and age has the development of new technologies reached their crescendo? If you ask someone at the New Zealand based Duke Engines, you'd get a firm no. Duke may have the next evolutionary step in gas-burning engines…
  • Burger Barn and Hwy 33, Best One Day Road Trips: Southern California

    Jesse Kiser
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    With directions that simply read, “head north,”a few pairs of underwear, my trusty Canon, $300 in my wallet and keys to a Victory Magnum - what could go wrong? Best One Day Road Trips This is the first installment - with more to follow - of the best day trips you can take on your motorcycle in your area, or maybe a road and scenery you’ve never ridden through before. We start off the series with a Southern California route you may be unfamiliar with. A couple hours north of Los Angeles, it’s a lesser known path through the Los Padres National forest. READ MORE:  World's Best…
  • When Pigs Fly, Watch This Paragliding Harley-Davidson

    William Connor
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    "When pigs fly" is a term often used to describe something that people assume will never happen. 113 years after the first Harley Davidson was produced one became a plane, and in doing so became a flying pig...er, Hog. This is a stunt for the new generation of Internet fame, YouTube stars and anyone who has lit a firecracker aimed at their genitalia for the lulz. In this age of people trying anything for kicks, a Harley-Davidson took flight attached to a parasail, near Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range of Utah. We aren't paragliding experts, but a heavy cruiser probably isn't the ideal…
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  • Q&A: Nicky Hayden — His Wrist & The Honda RC213V-RS

    David Emmett
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    To help fill the long void during the winter break, the Aspar team has been occasionally issuing press release interviews with its riders. Today’s press release contains an interview with Nicky Hayden, now back at home working on building strength in his wrist and preparing for the 2015 MotoGP season. In the press release, Hayden briefly runs through subjects as diverse as his wrist recovery, the changes to his crew in 2015, and the potential […] ...
  • Honda Begins to Hype Its “True Adventure”

    Jensen Beeler
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    We were a bit dismayed when Honda didn’t debut its new “Africa Twin” at the 2014 EICMA show, as a proper ADV machine from the Japanese had been well-rumored prior to the show. To its credit, Honda did show us the “True Adventure” concept, which fit the bill quite nicely, though no technical aspects were made public, and no production date was mentioned. Looking like a near-production machine though, we had hopes of seeing the […] ...
  • Buy a WSBK Race Bike, Just in Time for Christmas

    Jensen Beeler
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Are you still racking your brain over what to get that special motorcyclist in your life for Christmas (or Chanukah, for our Jewish readers)? Was the Paul Bird Motorsports MotoGP race bikes that are for sale a bit too spendy for your holiday budget? Then we have a more budget friend proposition for you: the Bimota BB3 WSBK-Spec race bikes that were raced by Team Alstare in the 2014 World Superbike Championship. There are three bikes […] ...
  • MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Injures Knee in Training Incident

    David Emmett
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    Aleix Espargaro has injured his knee during a training crash earlier this month. According to the Spanish publication Motocuatro, the Spaniard was participating in an informal dirt track race with his Suzuki teammate Maverick Viñales and a group of friends on 6th December, and crashed. The crash resulted in the elder of the Espargaro brothers partially tearing the cruciate ligaments in his left knee. It was feared that Espargaro would have to undergo surgery to correct […] ...
  • Trackside Tuesday: You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

    Scott Jones
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    While Marc Marquez, Brad Baker, and Jared Mees grabbed most of the attention at this past weekend’s Superprestigio in Barcelona, each of the other forty-five racers has his, or her, own story for the two-day event. Scott Redding had high hopes of a strong performance, but crashed heavily and tore a muscle in his chest. Guy Martin, with 17 Isle of Man TT podiums and many victories on the Irish roads circuits, never looked at […] ...
 
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  • New Harley-Davidson Red Brake Calipers To Make A Bold And High Performance Statement

    Cyril Huze
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    You see them on expensive sport cars. And I must say that it is a good idea fro Harley-Davidson to offer them as a direct replacement for original equipment calipers. Manufactured from the same components, these calipers are finished in brilliant red high-temperature paint... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Postcards From Custombike 10th Anniversary Show In Bad Salzuflen, Germany

    Cyril Huze
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    During the weekend of December 5-7, european magazine Custombike (Huber-Verlag Group) held its 10th anniversary trade fair and bike show at the Messe of Bad Salzuflen in Germany. A record triple record of attendance for exhibitors, visitors and builders with 300 custom... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Motorcycles, Apparel, Props Of TV Series “Sons Of Anarchy” Being Auctioned.

    Cyril Huze
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The 7-season “Sons Of Anarchy” series is over with the last episode getting the largest number of viewers of the TV show’s entire run. A couple of motorcycles (Knucklehead and Dyna Glide), an Airstream trailer, several jackets, boots, helmets, accessories used by the most... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Mini Bolt-On Turn Signals With Powerful LED Lights

    Cyril Huze
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    We all want turn signals as small and as visible as possible when they are used. And the possibility to install them wherever we want without altering the aesthetics of our bikes. These ones are discreet, clean looking, and can be bolted on your forks, or fender struts or... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Jerry Lee Lewis 1959 Harley-Davidson Hitting The Auction Block

    Cyril Huze
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    In January, Mecum, the world’s largest seller of antique motorcycles. is going to auction Jerry Lee Lewis’1959 Harley-Davidson. Particularity. The enduring rebel of Rock’ n’ Roll has owned it continuously since 1959, a total of 55 years. Sam Murtaugh, Mecum’s director... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • 12-13-14 Ride

    Charlie6
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    A heavily overcast and gray day here in Colorado, with snow in the forecast for tomorrow.  Yay.After a lazy breakfast, I headed out shortly after 9:10:11 AM (see what I did there?) and made my way through the Metro Denver area towards Morrison to see what we could see.Scarlett and I first meandered into Red Rocks Park to let my new camera show me its stuff in terms of rocky formation photography; I think it did pretty well:same spot, the next day, after a disappointing snow fallsame spot, the next day, after a disappointing snow fallsame spot, the next day, after a disappointing snow…
  • Brief Rides for the Girls

    Charlie6
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Nice weather today, with a forecast of snow for Sunday, so I took Brigitta out for a short lunch time ride to "stretch her legs".We only covered perhaps 20 miles since I had meetings to attend to, but both she and I felt good to be in the wind under nice sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s!Of course, I forgot to pack my new Sony A5000 camera, and had only my iphone 4s with me. Turns out, it shoots rather "noisy" shots when one uses maximum zoom.  So here's a highly cleaned up version.That's Long Peak at the far right of the mountain range visible in the background.  As you…
  • Another Ergo Mod and Protecting Scarlett's Belly

    Charlie6
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    This week, I've added a couple of hardware mods to Scarlett, my 2014 URAL Patrol Sidecar Rig to both improve the ergonomics for yours truly and protect the rig's belly pan or bottom of the engine.First the ergo mod.I found what I call barbacks, but the manufacturer calls Handlebar Risers.  Regardless, the purpose is to move the handle bar back about 1.25 inches and up about 1 inch.This way, I don't find myself leaning slightly forward to get a comfy grip on my bar and I can ride with a straighter back, leading to more long range comfort.  That's the plan anyways, I'll see how I feel…
  • Reunion with Long Time Friends

    Charlie6
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Warning: Absolutely zero moto-content.A bit over 33 years ago, I met both Lee and Otto.  I was a new cadet in the University of Miami's Army ROTC program and they'd been part of it for a couple of years already.  We were to become life long friends.Going through the ROTC program together, training together, partying together and as part of a small group of cadets....it was the start of a friendship which has lasted over 30 years as we all went our separate ways after being commissioned into the U.S. Army.Both Otto and Lee are now retired from the Army after distinguished careers in…
  • Upgrading my camera

    Charlie6
    29 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    It had been in the plans for a while now, for me to get a new camera and give my Nikon AW110 Point and Shoot to Martha for her use. I thought I had narrowed it down to a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 with a 20X Optical Zoom and the standard features I'd found good to have for pictures destined for this blog.  So Martha went and picked one up for me at Costco but when she got it home we found issues.Someone had pilfered the charger unit and cable, the picture count on the camera was in the 500s and the pictures I took as test pictures came out slightly blurry!  Very disappointing but at…
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    The Vintagent

  • HEAD TO LAS VEGAS...FOR THE ART

    The Vintagent
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Herb Harris' 1956 sectioned BSA Gold Star...which I reckon might go for more than a restored Goldie!The world's biggest vintage motorcycle auctions are less than a month away; it's time to make arrangements!  The Las Vegas auctions by Bonhams and Mecum have become a staple of the global old-bike scene, with nearly 1000 motorcycles for sale, plus tons of parts and memorabilia, plus the opportunity to meet people from around the world. I'll provide some 'color commentary' on Saturday at the Mecum auction for an NBC project, but will definitely start bidding by 10am Thursday at the Bonhams…
  • MONEY TALKS; OTHERS SEND PRESS RELEASES

    The Vintagent
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    A non-sale; 'Captain America' is withdrawn from the World's Most Expensive MotorcyclesThe auction world is abuzz over the recent 'sale' of the 'Captain America' chopper at the Profiles in History auction house last October, claimed at $1.62M, making it the most expensive motorcycle ever to sell at auction, and likely the most expensive motorcycle of all (regardless of rumors of the $1.1M sale of the ex-Rollie Free 'bathing suit' Vincent).Another much-touted 'sale' which wasn't - Buddy Holly's Ariel Cyclone was NOT, contrary to their press releases, sold for $470k.  Weeks later, it turns…
  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF SUPERCHARGERS

    The Vintagent
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Ernst Henne, the ultimate pre-war speed demon, and the supercharged BMW WR750 which was so devastatingly fastThe Golden Age of supercharged racers was a brief but glorious moment, when competing factories built ultra-exotic machines which laid the foundations of modern motorcycling.  By pushing the boundaries of engine and chassis technology, new designs were adapted out of necessity, like perimeter frames, front and rear hydraulic suspension, wind-tunnel tested fairings, etc.  The power discovered through forcing an air/fuel mix into an engine - a 40% gain in HP, at best - revealed…
  • PUTT MOSSMAN ON VIDEO

    The Vintagent
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Putt Mossman being pulled on the dirt of Empire Speedway in Sydney, behind his c.1930 Indian Model 402 4-cylinder A video of the legendary1920s/30s motorcycle acrobat and showman Putt Mossman has recently surfaced in Australia, where he was practicing for a show on the Empire Speedway in Sydney in 1936.  The footage is spectacular even today, and shows what all the fuss was about!  I published a story on Mossman back in 2009 (read the story here), and a Google search for information by the film's owners led them to TheVintagent.com.  Here's the note:"Hi Paul, Mark…
  • PETER FONDA: 'YOU BUILT THE CAPTAIN AMERICA BIKES'

    The Vintagent
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I flew Cliff Vaughs to LA last May for a photo and interview session for 'The Chopper: the Real Story' - this was the first moment Cliff had seen this bike since 1968...File this one under 'better late than never': in a recent letter to Cliff 'Soney' Vaughs, actor Peter Fonda finally gives credit to Vaughs and Ben Hardy for their until-recently unknown contribution to motorcycle history - creating the 'Captain America' and 'Billy' bikes for Easy Rider.  The massive wave of publicity around the sale of the claimed last extant chopper from the film (which made $1.62M at auction - the most…
 
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    Motorcycle News

  • Re: Custom Triumph Bonneville

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Most builders rhapsodize about their bikes, scattering superlatives like autumn leaves on a country road. Kev Taggart describes his Triumph Bonneville T100 as "Small, squat, and tough as old boots."
  • Motorcyclists participate in Myrtle Creek's 16th Annual Toy Run

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Dozens of motorcyclists participated in the 16th Annual Toy Run in Myrtle Creek Sunday. Many motorcycles were decorated with toys to give to less fortunate children around Douglas County.
  • Morais Re-Joins CIA Landlords Insurance Honda Team

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    SHERIDAN MORAIS is the third rider to join CIA Landlords Insurance Honda for the 2015 season and the South African has his sights firmly set on the Championship podium. Riding for PTR during 2013, the 29-year-old from Johannesburg's attack on the Championship was hampered by injury.
  • Global Motorcycles Market Worth $120 Bil by 2018

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
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  • NY Motorcycle Show: Sole Electric Is Harley-Davidson Livewire

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has been a showcase for electric motorcycles over the past few years, there was but a single electric two-wheeler on the floor this year. Last summer, Harley-Davidson made a huge splash by touring about 40 Livewire electric concept bikes around the country for test rides.
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    MOTORCYCLE NEWS - Google News

  • Amarillo man dies after being ejected from motorcycle - ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII

    Google Inc.
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Amarillo man dies after being ejected from motorcycleConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVIIHUTCHINSON COUNTY, TEXAS -- An Amarillo man is dead after being ejected from his motorcycle after colliding with an SUV near Fritch. Police say Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., the SUV was traveling northbound on U.S Route 136. According to reports the ...and more »
  • Hells Angels Motorcycle Club members arrested after holiday toy drive - Los Angeles Times

    Google Inc.
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    KABC-TVHells Angels Motorcycle Club members arrested after holiday toy driveLos Angeles TimesAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Hells Angels is an outlaw motorcycle club, with some of its members involved in drug and firearms trafficking. Some members, though, have worked to polish the club's image.4 members of Hells Angels Motorcycle Club arrested in Mira Monte, Ventura KABC-TVHells Angels Arrested After Christmas Toy DriveKEYTall 8 news articles »
  • Superior court judge's son killed in motorcycle crash - WSOC Charlotte

    Google Inc.
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Superior court judge's son killed in motorcycle crashWSOC CharlotteNewton police said an officer was trying to catch up to Kincaid after he sped past him on his motorcycle and then ran a red light on Highway 16 south near Mt. Olive Church Road. The officer found Kincaid two miles down the road. Police said he had lost ...and more »
  • Third suspect arrested in Fort Worth motorcycle bar shooting - Fort Worth Star Telegram

    Google Inc.
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Fort Worth Star TelegramThird suspect arrested in Fort Worth motorcycle bar shootingFort Worth Star TelegramPolice have arrested a third man in a shooting at a Fort Worth motorcycle bar that left one dead and two others wounded. Nicholas Povendo, 33, was arrested late Monday afternoon on a murder warrant accusing him in the fatal shooting of Geoffrey Brady and more »
  • Thompson sues teen who hit motorcycle - News Item

    Google Inc.
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Thompson sues teen who hit motorcycleNews ItemSUNBURY - A lawsuit filed by the Shamokin motorcyclist nearly killed in a rear-end collision last summer says the teenage driver that struck him was careless and reckless. Jessica L. Schleig, of Shamokin, was sued Oct. 21 by Cory L. Thompson, 29. She
 
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    Superbike News

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration At 2015 Castle Combe Grand National

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    Following on from the resounding success of the 2014 two day meeting run by the NG Road Racing Club in scorching weather back in June, Castle Combe are delighted to announce that the 2015 event will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June. In keeping with the event’s policy of promising something a little bit different, following on the heels of the display of John McGuinness on the iconic ex Mike Hailwood Honda Six and Steve Parrish on the 500cc Honda Four at this year’s event, the theme for 2015 will be the 50th anniversary celebration of the running of the famous…
  • TAS Racing Launch Tyco BMW For 2015 Season

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    TAS Racing along with title partner Tyco Security Products will join forces with BMW Motorrad for the 2015 season, becoming the German manufacturer’s official representatives in both British championship and also on the International Road Racing scene. The team will run under the title – Tyco BMW. The rider line-up for 2015 will consist of a two-pronged attack in the British Superbike Championship, with Northern Irishman Michael Laverty returning from MotoGP to partner Englishman and current BSB number 3 Tommy Bridewell. Double British champion and 12-time International North West 200…
  • Jackson Steps up to British Superbikes with Buildbase BMW

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    National Superstock 1000 race winner Lee Jackson will step up to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship next year with Buildbase BMW Motorrad. 19-year-old Jackson finished third in the Superstock 1000 series this season, taking one victory and a further four podiums on board his Buildbase BMW HP4. The Lincoln-born rider also impressed making his British Superbike debut in place of injured team-mate James Westmoreland. He scored several points finishes on the S 1000 RR superbike including a remarkable top ten result in his first visit to TT Circuit Assen. Jackson joins 2014 British…
  • Title Sponsor Announced For KTM RC 390 Cup

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:16 am
    Santander Consumer Finance UK has been announced as the new title sponsor of the upcoming KTM RC 390-powered race series, which will support the 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship. The Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup will be open to riders 13-18-years old, and every rider will line up on an identical ‘Cup’ variation of the recently-launched KTM RC 390. The series gives equal opportunity and a level playing field for emerging talent. The series will be promoted by MSVR across eight events incorporating 20 points-scoring races. KTM UK already enjoys a…
  • Swann Insurance joins WSBK at the Australian Round

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Australia’s opening round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, next February 20-22 at Phillip Island, will welcome Swann Insurance to the track, as the Australian insurer has backed the event as the Event Main Sponsor. Having insured Australian motorcyclists for over 40 years, Swann Insurance has taken their slogan “Protect What You Love” to a new level, supporting the event that showcases the world’s leading production-based bikes and their grid of talented riders. Swann Insurance has a rich history of involvement in Australian motorcycle racing, supporting MotoGP, Australian…
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    Sportbikes.net

  • SALE! CORSE DYNAMICS Clutch Cover: Ducati 1199 Panigale

    motowheels
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:13 pm
    CORSE DYNAMICS Clutch Cover: Ducati 1199 Panigale Was: $249.95 Sale: $159.95 FREE Shipping The clutch cover is one of the main impact points in the situation of a crash on the right side of the 1199 Panigale. The factory cast clutch cover in abrasion locations is less than 0.080" thick leaving no chance of containing oil in the case of impact. Corse Dynamics has designed a complete replacement clutch cover (AMA homologation pending) to ensure oil containment and abrasion protection, keeping you on the road and out of the garage. Each cover has over 1 hour of machine time utilizing the…
  • SALE: Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator Kits & Tailight: 848-1198

    motowheels
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator: 848-1198 LTD Was: $149.95 Sale: $134.95 FREE Shipping DESCRIPTION:This kit relocates your license plate to the rear of your bike, In front of the rear tire. • This kit is made from CNC cut, quality stainless steel • LED license light included • Rear turn signals relocated into side vents • Hardware and detailed photo instructions included This product installs in around an hour, and requires basic hand tools. Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator: 848-1198 Was: $139.95 Sale: $129.95 FREE Shipping ■This kit is made from CNC cut, quality…
  • OZ Motorbike Piega Forged Aluminum Wheel Set: Ducati Sport Classic [Silver Edition]

    motowheels
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Transform your Sport Classic's appearance AND performance with a light set of wheels. Save about 20 lbs of weight by changing to tubeless forged aluminum wheels and aluminum sprocket. The OZ wheels are a direct bolt on for OEM brakes or aftermarket brakes. * OZ prices are going up JAN 2015 In stock and ready to ship, limited production run silver finish now available. OZ Motorbike Piega Forged Aluminum Wheel Set: Ducati Sport Classic [Silver Edition] Price: $2,129.95 FREE Shipping Ducati Sport Classic Wheel weights: OEM Ducati Sport Classic spoke wheels - Aluminum rim 15.25 20.10 OZ Piega…
  • R3 Info

    oic0
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    I haven't seen any posts about the final real specs of the R3 so here you go. $4990 321cc 11.2:1 compression 42hp at 10,750rpms 3.7 gallons of fuel 368lbs wet weight
  • OBERON Mirror Extender Kit : Ducati 1098/1198/848

    motowheels
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    OBERON Mirror Extender Kit : Ducati 1098/1198/848 Pricing: $124.00 FREE Shipping 2 piece kit to extend the original 1098R mirrors horizontally by 50mm (2.0") each side. This extender brings the mirror out but not up like some other designs. Drastically improves the visibility of the standard mirrors. Restores confidence back to the rider. Uses the original wiring loom so no cutting or soldering required. Easily converted back to original. 3D machined from solid engineering plastic to match the profile of the OEM mirror. * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over $100. * Outside…
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    Harley Davidson News

  • What's in Store: Harley dealership tops nation in fundraising

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Roxanne Hooper is assistant editor at the Langley Advance follows the business scene in Langley. If you have tidbits or information, email her at rhooper@langleyadvance.com.
  • The Pope's most blessed baller moves of 2014

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The Pope turned 78 on Wednesday - and he spent it eating cake and getting shout-outs from Presidents Obama and Castro after he helped broker a historic diplomatic break-through between the U.S. and Cuba. Pope Francis's 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide sold at a Paris auction in February for a whopping $327,000 .
  • NY Motorcycle Show: Sole Electric Is Harley-Davidson Livewire

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has been a showcase for electric motorcycles over the past few years, there was but a single electric two-wheeler on the floor this year. Last summer, Harley-Davidson made a huge splash by touring about 40 Livewire electric concept bikes around the country for test rides.
  • US manufacturers seek women

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    AMID all the humiliation and outrageous demands in the Korean Air 'nut rage', there's been one winner who's come out smiling. HE was the schoolkid who claimed to have made tens of millions by trading stocks on his lunch break.
  • 'Sons of Anarchy' bikes, clothes, gear up for auction

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Motorcycles, clothing and gear from the just-ended "Sons of Anarchy" television show are up for auction via ScreenBid. But fans can kept the show alive and own a piece of it: Motorcycles, apparel and props from the F/X series are up for auction this week via ScreenBid , an online auction house.
 
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    Fuzzygalore.com

  • Time Moves Slowly for Women in Motorcycle Media

    Fuzzygalore
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:24 am
    There’s nothing groundbreaking here in this “women in motorcycling” post. Sometimes I just have to bleed a little steam so that I don’t explode. Each day I read all sorts of blogs, mailing lists, Twitter feeds, magazines about motorcycling and the life that surrounds it. Sometimes I feel bummed out that the most popular women-centric motorcycle media has a central theme of women being hot first and loving motorcycle life second. I’m not naïve, I get it. That’s how you make the eyeballs come. But I’m over it. I’m not 25 and I can’t…
  • 2014 Santa Ride: The Elves

    Fuzzy G
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Sure, the Santas get the lion share of the glory during the Santa ride but there are some elves that ride with the big red fatties that deserve some of the limelight too. We had Chloe with us. She was our super-duper sidecar monkey elf: Buddy Kenny was manning the Enfield, which incidentally has a nearly-dead battery. Have you ever seen a 6-foot elf kickstart a motorcycle? It’s really quite precious.
  • 2014 IMS-NY: Is This Bike Show Burnout?

    Fuzzygalore
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:18 am
    Just as in years past, Kenny and I went in to NYC to check out the International Motorcycle Show last week. I don’t know if it is a symptom of being bombarded by media at every turn (my own doing) or the general ease of getting information about, well, anything – but each year the bike show becomes less and less appealing. The number of vendors dwindles a little more, manufacturers don’t show up and the same old-same old stunt show gets dusted off and trotted out. By the time the show rolls in to New York City, I’ve already seen a million photos of the highlights…
  • Santaride 2014: Santa and the Return of Her Sidecar Elf

    Fuzzy G
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    On Sunday we set off on our annual Santa Ride and it was glorious. Once again my daughter Chloe reprised her role as my sidecar elf. It always amazes me when she chooses to hang out (dressed as an elf) with her goofy mother (who dresses like Santa) when she could be doing teenager stuff like navel gazing and texting friends who are in the same room. Chloe gave her waving arm a real work out. She seemed far more into it and excited about taking the ride than in years past. I don’t know the reason but I’m glad about it. I hope that one day these memories are happy ones for her…
  • Save the Date: 2015 Crotona Midnight Run

    Fuzzygalore
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    The date for the 2015 Crotona Midnight Run was announced: January 17-18, 2015 66 Lake Rd. East Congers, NY 10920 Google Maps What Is the Crotona Midnight Run? The Crotona is a timed road ride in which participants must sustain moving at 30mph over a course of 120 miles without the aid of GPS. Sounds easy enough, right? But the cold of winter and the dark of night keeps riders on their toes. The full course is divided into two 60 mile legs, with a 2 hour layover at the halfway mark. The ride starts at midnight, with riders being released 1 every minute. Throughout the course are random…
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    Car Reviews and Motor Cycle News

  • 2015 Benelli BN 251

    alex johhny
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Benelli BN 251 latest designed to handle all the burden of daily tasks. It's agile, light and good looking for entry level motorcycle powered by a liquid cooled singlecylinder, DOHC Benelli Engine 4-stroke that produces maximum power 24.5 hp (18kW) at 9000 rpm and 21 Nm (2.14 kgm) at 7000 rpm. The machine is supplied with a steel frame mounted on the bridge who used it as a member of 
  • 2015 BMW F 700 GS

    alex johhny
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    2015 BMW F 700 GS sets new standards in its class and rewards you with experience riding forgiven every time you jump on his saddle. Motorcycle BMW F 700 GS is built around a 798 cc, water-cooled 4-stroke, two-cylinder engine in-line with two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and dry sump lubrication. As far as power is concerned, the unit produces a maximum output of 55 kW (75
  • 2015 Arctic Cat XR 550

    alex johhny
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    Arctic Cat XR 550 has many excellent off-road capabilities you need. With a perfect ergonomic features, Arctic Cat 550 XR easy to handle and rides on the state of the art suspension set o help businesses deal with whatever you throw at it. In the off-road adventures, ATV also aided by Duro Kaden front / rear 25x8-12 and Duro Kaden / 25x10-12 tires. ATV driven by a 454 SOHC, 4-stroke, 4
  • 2015 Suzuki Hayabusa

    alex johhny
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Suzuki Hayabusa is considered one of the fastest bikes on the streets and in recent years has been continuously improved and refined, 2015 model year fresh features Brembo Monobloc radial-mount front brake calipers are lighter and more rigid than conventional calipers bolt-together. It is also worth mentioning that the enlarged piston diameter from 32-30mm to 32-32mm, thereby significantly
  • 2014 Aprilia SR Motard 125

    alex johhny
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Aprilia SR Motard 125 offers the perfect blend of sportiness and practicality. This scooter has an interesting style with sleek lines and an aggressive light. 2014 Aprilia SR Motard 125 Perhaps it goes without saying that this scooter is equipped with a comfortable riding position that is suitable for city riding. At the heart of the Aprilia SR Motard 125 is 124 cc, single-cylinder,
 
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    XS650 Chopper

  • He who cannot be named

    Ted
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Kevin – Here’s a ’78 XS650 cafe thing I just finished. As usual it started with an ugly, non running donor bike. I’ve never built a cafe before and I wanted Continue Reading →
  • 81 xs650 chopper

    Ted
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Mark Emr – This XS650 was the first bike I really dug into pretty hard. I have made a seat or swapped some bars on a few bikes but nothing like Continue Reading →
  • xs650 drop seat

    Ted
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:26 pm
    John – my xs650 drop seat — right hand shift , single carb.
  • sour puss xs650

    Ted
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Benny Jett – It’s a 79 xs650 hard tailed with performance carbs.  Running it with just a rear brake. Has the deep wall spoked wheels with the inch lager rear Continue Reading →
  • lil Green Monster

    Ted
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Curt Black – When I picked up this bike it was all apart in boxes. Bits and pieces everywhere, the only thing that was done properly was the welded up Continue Reading →
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    Cycle Trader Insider - Motorcycle Blog by Cycle Trader

  • 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…
  • Comparison: 2014 BMW F 800 GS vs. 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC: Variations on a Theme

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    This article is published with the permission of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine. It is not for sale or redistribution. RoadRUNNER is a bimonthly motorcycle touring magazine packed with exciting travel articles, splendid photography, maps and GPS files. Subscriptions are available online (www.roadrunner.travel), or by calling (866) 343-7623The spicy flavor of this British-born, massaged sportbike machine delivers tons of passion from each twist of the wrist, but the BMW’s practical and concise demeanor also delivers in predictable and repeatable ways. Many ask the same…
  • Testing Out the TomTom Rider GPS

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    GPS systems are no longer just for those on four wheels!  The TomTom Rider is stepping in as a motorcyclist’s co-pilot.  Allowing riders to navigate the roads at their own pace (Quickest Route or Winding Route), the Rider features several specs that help you to get the most out of your two-wheeled trip down the street or across the country!TomTom recently sent CycleTrader.com a Rider GPS to have one of our fans test out, and we selected fellow rider John Santoni to take this GPS out in the field.  His thoughts allowed us to get a feel for the capabilities and usability of…
  • Summer Means Motorcycle Season is Here! Stay Safe with These Tips

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Summer means its time to grab your motorcycle helmet, fine tune your bike, and hit the road. Just you and your bike---and about 9 million other registered motorcyclists. Summer inevitably means more motorcycles on the road, so in order to stay safe this motorcycle season, keep the following safety tips in mind.Tips for Motorcyclists this SummerFrom Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys       Bring Your Bike in for a Tune-Up: Check all gaskets and hoses to be sure they are working properly, and check the tread on your tires and make sure they are properly…
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    A Time To Ride

  • Chasing the Bullet

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    We were introduced to Chris Zahner through a moto friend we came across on Instagram. He was travelling to India and after a few emails one thing led to another and Chris ended up joining us on our... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Chorla Ghat

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    An easy ride out of Goa over Chorla ghat to eat some mind blasting paranthas in Belgaum. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Favourite parking spot #432

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    This time of the year all the green has turned to gold and it's super to just stop and stare. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Roadside repairs

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    No ride is complete without some roadside repairs. Kartik broke his accelerator wire and we spent the better part of an hour getting a new one in. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Jonathan Gibson at the grill

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Jonathan Gibson has ridden all the way from Sydney on his 69 Bullet 350 to man the Helmet Stories BBQ while we make merry. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
 
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    Motocross Press

  • FIM Announces Penalty in James Stewart Case

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Courtesy of FIMOn 12 April 2014, Mr James Stewart, Jr. underwent an anti-doping test conducted by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, held at the Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington. The urine sample obtained from Mr Stewart revealed the presence of a prohibited substance (amphetamine) listed in the category S6. Stimulant under a) Non-specified Stimulants and prohibited in competition under the FIM Anti- doping Code (CAD) in force. On 17 June, in accordance with Article 7.6.1 CAD, the FIM provisionally suspended Mr Stewart with effect from…
  • Rocky Mountain ATVMC 2015 Announces Sponsorships and Contests

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Courtesy of RMATVMCPAYSON, UT – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is actively involved every year with a variety of sponsorships and contests relating to Monster Energy Supercross. As Anaheim 1 rapidly approaches, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is pleased to announce its plans for the 2015 supercross season. The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Racing team will continue to support pro supercross riders Kyle Partridge and Bracken Hall. Their passion for the sport and determination to excel continue to demonstrate their ability to compete on an elite level. Attendees of events throughout the season will be able to…
  • Tickle Joins Roczen at RCH Racing

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Courtesy of RCH RacingRCH Factory Racing has re-signed Broc Tickle to ride the Suzuki RM-Z450 alongside 2014 AMA Motocross Champion Ken Roczen for the 2015 FIM/ AMA Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Tickle (25) showed great promise in 2013 and also this season in the USA until being sidelined in March following a practice crash at the Toronto Supercross, where he sustained fractures of the T-6 and T-7 vertebrae, two broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Since then, the Michigan rider has fully recovered from his injuries, making it an easy decision for team…
  • DHY Becomes New Jersey Race Tech Service Center

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Courtesy of Race TechIn order to meet the demands for top of the line Race Tech products and services in the Northeast Region, Race Tech has teamed up with DHY in Deptford, NJ to become the latest Race Tech Service Center. With two technicians on staff trained and qualified to provide installs and support, DHY is ready to help assist you to experience the Gold Valve Advantage.DHY has been family owned for over 30 years and is a Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, Victory, Slingshot, and KTM dealer along with providing a full service department in house. DHY's passionate staff loves motorcylces, has been…
  • Yoshimura Release on James Stewart Suspension

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Courtesy of Yoshimura Yoshimura Suzuki Racing is reporting that James Stewart has received notification from the FIM with a penalty regarding his anti-doping violation. The news came eight months to the day from the test at this years’ Seattle Supercross event where he tested positive for amphetamines from his prescribed Adderall. The ruling lays out a punishment that severely affects the entire 2015 season for James and the Yoshimura Suzuki team. Suzuki Motor of America and Yoshimura Racing will continue their unwavering support for Stewart during this difficult period and like all…
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    LeatherUp Blog

  • Top Motorcycles of 2014

    T
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    2014 has been an amazing year for new bikes. We saw a lot of upgraded classics, as well as brand new models. The problem is, with so many kick ass new bikes, it’s hard narrowing it down to the best of the best, but we gave it a shot anyway. So here is our pics [...] Related posts: Rare Vintage Motorcycles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (Part 2) Kawasaki Unveils More 2013 Bikes: ZX-6R (636) and Ninja 300 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – First Ride Review
  • Building a Turboshaft Powered Motorcycle Land Speed Racer

    Katie Royale
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    When Anders Johansson got the idea of building a land speed racer powered by a TV94 turboshaft engine, he did what many dreamers don’t, he went out to his shop and got to work. This was back in 2010. He just took his project out for its first test run and from the looks of [...] Related posts: DiSalvo to break the land speed record. 2013 Honda CBR500R and CB500F – First Ride Video Tricycle Toy for Adults Has a Harley Engine and Costs $75,000
  • Hungry for a new motorcycle event? We’ve got you covered with BikerFest.

    Katie Royale
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Las Vegas, the party town, will get another crazy long weekend of hard core rockin’ good times for bikers from October 2 to 5. The Las Vegas BikeFest Rally features a lot of entertainment, cool bikes everywhere,over $30,000 in cash and prizes to be won, the best aftermarket part vendors [...] Related posts: Las Vegas BikeFest 2010: Vendor Village, Cashman Center 2010 Triumph Speedmaster Giveaway at Sahara Hotel Las Vegas during BikeFest 2010 Victory Motorcycles at the 2012 Sturgis Rally – New Victory Location and Events Schedule
  • European Bike Week – Photos & More

    Katie Royale
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The 17th edition of European Bike Week® ended the European H-D® event season in spectacular style Harley-Davidson®’s traditional end-of-year party once again provided a week of awesome entertainment and great riding in the beautiful Carinthian countryside. Alongside the regular spectacles that bikers from far and wide have come to know and love, there were some [...] Related posts: Daytona Bike Week – Short Profile Tsunami Bike on Display at the HD Museum in Milwaukee This Week Daytona Bike Week 2012 – Bad for Vendors
  • DiSalvo to break the land speed record.

    Katie Royale
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Weather and quality of the salt permitting, pilot Jason DiSalvo will try this week during the Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph aboard his T twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket III-powered streamliner. Developed by Matt Markstaller (Hot Rod Conspiracy) and Bob Carpenter (Carpenter Racing), the [...] Related posts: Bonneville Salt Flats Host World’s Fastest Motorcycles First Woman to Ride an American V-Twin at Over 200 mph Watch This: World Record for Fastest Motorcycle…Hearse?
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  • ‘79 Kawasaki KZ650 – Alex Veaone

    Andrew
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Estonia. No, we didn’t know where it was either. As luck has it, the country is essentially Finland’s southern cousin which should help you figure out how the hell you’d ride there if the mood ever took you. And if, once you arrived, you were looking for one of Estonia’s coolest builders to hang out with, best grab a ticket and fly straight back to the good ol’ US of A, because we’re here to tell you that Estonia’s finest is coming at you straight out of downtown Philly, Pennsylvania, and his name is Alex Veaone. “I am originally from Tallinn,…
  • ‘72 BMW R75/5 – Tattoo Custom Motorcycles

    Scott
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:03 am
    We are happy to introduce a new writer at the ‘House of Burning Pipes’. Marlon Slack is our latest recruit and we’re happy to have him on board for the ride. Tattoo Custom Motorcycles have taken this 1972 R75/5 – a traditional, commuter-style bike – and turned it into a neat scrambler with a few particularly nice, subtle touches. There’s quite a few boxer engine custom bikes kicking around these days, but it wasn’t always the case. Eight years ago I sat in the café attached to Deus Ex Machina and between bites of breakfast and the occasional superior scowl I…
  • 2003 Harley Sportster – Mandrill Garage

    Scott
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    China is a funny country in a not so funny way. While most countries generally think motorcycles are a viable way to cut traffic congestion and reduce pollution in cities, the Chinese are going the other way. They have started to ban motorcycles in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai (plus another 200 cities across the country). These strict laws by the government are having a huge impact on bike manufacturers like Harley-Davidson who thought the new found wealth of the Chinese would make it an easy market to increase their sales. How wrong they were. There are however a number of small…
  • ‘81 Yamaha XV750 – DS Design

    Andrew
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    It’s difficult not to love Yamaha’s timeless XV750. It’s a bike that was intended as a cheeky Japanese tilt at America’s star-spangled Harley market, but now-a-days it can take on pretty much any custom role assigned to it with mucho aplomb. Café racer? Bobber? Tracker? The bike’s been there and done that. And add that to the fact that the bike used an engine-as-stressed-member design, a rear mono shock and adjustable pneumatic suspension and you have a bike that was light years ahead of its competition. Speaking of which, it’s time to meet the builder…
  • BMW R100 by Nozem Amsterdam

    Scott
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    Written by Martin Hodgson. At first glance this is a café racer based on a BMW boxer obviously built by a talented team. But as you take it all in you realise it’s builds like this that finally and empathetically make the statement that the elite of custom bike building is no longer exclusively a V-Twin domain. It’s no surprise then to see big names like Roland Sands and Marcus Walz turn their hands to Metric bikes. But this is what Lorenzo, Delano and Daniel from Nozem Amsterdam do, take metric, often unconventional bikes and turn them into elite custom creations. The basis for the…
 
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    Everyday Riding

  • RiderCoach Sign up and a Ural

    Chris Luhman
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This last weekend, I signed up in the RiderCoach sign up. All the coaches for the college I teach at meet once a year to pick which classes we are going to teach.We line up by senority. Even after teaching for four years, I am still at the end. This year, there was finally one new coach behind me. We signed up to teach together next summer. One of the other coaches also rides a Ural. He rode his to the signup. I snapped the picture above as he was pulling out of the parking lot. As I took it, I thought "so that's what I look like when I ride my ural."Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday…
  • Winter Scootering

    Chris Luhman
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:12 pm
    This weekend was exceptionally warm for a Minnesota winter! It was in the mid 40s for most of the time and didn't freeze overnight; no ice! I took this opportunity to take my girlfriend out on a scooter ride. It was my first ride in over five weeks. We rode around several of the nearby lakes. Even though it was very foggy and spitting rain, we both has a good time. We rode for about an hour stopping several times to look at the different lakes.Several of them had ice houses for fishing. With the warmer temps, the ice has been getting thinner, so no one was driving on the lakes. It is supposed…
  • Motorcycle First Thursday - December 2014

    Chris Luhman
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    There were only three motorcycles at motorcycle first Thursday in Minneapolis for the month of December. The bikes included a small dirt bike, honda rebel, and a goldwing. Sadly, my Ural is not among them this month. This is the first first Thursday I have not ridden to since I started coming several years ago. I hope to be fit enough to ride in a couple weeks. I had a decent time chatting with friends talking about bikes and how we wished we were in a warmer place to go riding.Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
  • Winterizing My Motorcycles

    Chris Luhman
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It was warm this past weekend, so I hauled my motorcycles out of the garage to start the winterizing ritual. I normally wait until well after Thanksgiving, but it has already been in the single digits multiple times this year. I don’t think I’ll get anymore two-wheeled riding in for a while. The warm weather created a lot of cool fog. My process is pretty simple. I fill up the gas tanks and then put in some marine-grade fuel stabilizer. I like the sta-bil brand. I let the motorcycles run for a while to get the stabilizer into the carbs and fuel injectors on the different bikes. While they…
  • Ghost Rider

    Chris Luhman
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:03 pm
    I was cleaning off my camera today, and I found this gem from this past Halloween of a ghost riding an inflatable motorcycle. Awesome. Written by Chrisluhman for Everyday Riding. All rights reserved.
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    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

  • Review: Happy Trails Teton 9” Aluminum Panniers for Kawasaki KLR 650

    Steve Mauk
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Rugged simplicity is what sets the Kawasaki KLR 650 apart from its fuel-injected, sensor-laden adventure bike brethren. When selecting luggage for my KLR, it only made sense to outfit the bike with luggage that followed the same design principles. The Happy Trails Teton series of panniers does just that. The KLR 650 panniers are constructed […]
  • MotoMojo: Hydraulically Actuated Clutches

    RoadRUNNER
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Early motorcycles often had a foot-operated clutch and a hand-operated shifting mechanism that followed automotive practice. It no doubt made for some interesting scenes as new riders tried to master the technique, wobbling on one foot while starting out on a steep, off-camber hill while 
carrying a passenger, likely a girlfriend they were trying to […]
  • RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: Reader Ride

    RoadRUNNER
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Just about every issue of RoadRUNNER Magazine features a Reader Ride submitted by one of you, our faithful readers!  RoadRUNNER’s audience is by far the most dedicated and experienced group of touring motorcyclists to be found with many spectacular touring experiences under their collective belts. RoadRUNNER’s Reader Ride section allows us the opportunity to share […]
  • T CLOCS Video from Motorcycle Safety Foundation

    RoadRUNNER
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Remember T CLOCS? For many of us the term is familiar but its meaning has been lost somewhere in the countless miles and years that have passed since we took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Rider Course to get our motorcycle endorsement. T CLOCS is an acronym for Tires, Controls, Lights, Oil, Chassis, and Stands […]
  • The Pacific Northwest Coast Volcano Tour

    RoadRUNNER
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The country’s upper left-hand corner is home to some of the most beautiful and interesting geography anywhere in the world. Frank Covucci Motorcycle Tours is planning an expedition to take in this stunning area by motorcycle. The tour will take place August 11-21, 2015 and will travel through Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. The route […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • Elegant Bastard R Nine T

    Geoff Baldwin
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 pm
    After just having the pleasure of pretending to own an R Nine T for the past few days (keep an eye out for my review in issue 6 of Tank Moto magazine) I've become rather fond of BMW's 110hp boxer. Those Germans certainly know how to engineer a great bike and while I will also admit I'm quite fond of it's stock appearance, it's always great to see how custom workshops approach these retro classic, "ready to customise" rides. To give the R9T a popularity boost in the Netherlands BMW's marketing team came up with the "Soul Fuel Challenge". The aim of…
  • Le French Atelier Suzuki GSX-R 750

    Geoff Baldwin
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Suzuki's GSX-R has been tearing up race tracks and suburban streets since the mid-eighties. It was the first motorcycle to be considered a "racebike that could be ridden on the road" and was the first bike to use an aluminium box frame construction. It was a reliable, fast and light weight option compared to the bikes being produced by the other big Japanese motorcycle manufacturers and the GSX-R badge is still available in Suzuki's 2014 lineup almost 30 years on. With the current trend in custom motorcycling I like to call the "retro renaissance" motorcycles like…
  • Vibrations recycled Honda CB750

    Geoff Baldwin
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Despite all the hullabaloo surrounding global warming there's nothing quite like piloting a vehicle powered by oil derived fuel that explodes beneath me and spews noise and filth out into the atmosphere. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for saving the planet, but it will be a sad day when I have to lay my fossil fuelled beast to rest and pilot whatever sustainable form of transport they dictate we should use instead. Until then though Italian Design studio 'Vibrazioni (Vibrations) Art Design' may have the perfect a solution.Read more »Return of the Cafe…
  • Marcus Walz Yamaha XV950

    Geoff Baldwin
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    Yamaha have released details of the third XV950 in their Yardbuilt custom motorcycle series. German born builder Marcus Walz has taken a similar approach to the builders before him and transformed the cruiser styled XV950 into a more aggressively styled cafe racer. Named "El Raton Asesino" the bike, like many of Marcus' builds uses prototyped parts and top of the range components to ensure it's performance is as impressive as its appearance.Read more »Return of the Cafe…
  • Honda CX500 RR

    Geoff Baldwin
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    Honda's CX500. The Japanese manufacturers only venture into the world of horizontally opposed twins. In many ways the CX was a groundbreaking development in the world of motorcycling with it's water cooled engine, electric start and reliable shaft drive. While on paper it sounds like a milestone in motorcycle production history the CX is often looked upon to with conflicting opinions. On one side there's the guys who knew the CX by it's not so affectionate nickname of "plastic maggot" and by a rather unpleasant period when they suffered cam chain problems that lead…
 
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    YouMotorcycle

  • God Didn’t Create Metal So That Man Could Make Paperclips

    YouMotorcycle
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    "I believe in something, but I don't know what it is." She whispered to me. "Maybe it isn't God or heaven, maybe it's just right and wrong." She looked up at me. "What do you believe in?" I thought about it for a long time. No one had ever asked me that. "What do I believe in? I believe in motorcycles." I answered. She rolled her eyes at me. The post God Didn’t Create Metal So That Man Could Make Paperclips appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • 5 Books for the Isle of Man TT Enthusiast

    Nicole Winters
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (or IOMTT) is the most challenging road race in the world. Anyone from North America who’s made the pilgrimage to the Isle of Man in May/June to watch the races will inevitably experience the post TT blues. Beginning somewhere mid-September it continues to grow with each drop in temperature. ... The post 5 Books for the Isle of Man TT Enthusiast appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Round Two with Designer Turned TV Star Shasta Smith

    YouMotorcycle
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    YouMotorcycle sits down for a second time with the motorcycle riding, custom bike designing, motorcycle shop owning, talented, beautiful, and now famous, Shasta Smith. That's right, the pint-sized spitfire is back with fresh stories! It's like getting caught up on an old friend's exciting life. What's not to love? The post Round Two with Designer Turned TV Star Shasta Smith appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • Toronto Motorcycle Parking – Please Sign Here

    YouMotorcycle
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Since 2005, motorcyclists in Toronto have enjoyed free parking. It was a move made by city hall almost ten years ago to encourage downtown commuters to take more traffic efficient means of transportation. In August 2014 alone the city approved 7,000 new condominium developments. Who knows how many condominiums have been built since 2005, and ... The post Toronto Motorcycle Parking – Please Sign Here appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
  • How To Become a Motorcycle Training Instructor in the UK

    Adrian
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Riding a motorcycle in the UK is one of the most liberating feelings you could ever experience. If you are an experienced motorcyclist, you may want to share your talents with other UK residents. For example, you may want to know how to become a motorcycle training instructor in the UK. Wanting to teach other ... The post How To Become a Motorcycle Training Instructor in the UK appeared first on YouMotorcycle.
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    Arizona Motorcycle Accident Blog

  • 10 Bad Driving Habits That Kill Phoenix Motorcycle Riders

    Breyer Law Offices
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    As a motorist, it’s your responsibility to drive safely so that you do not cause injury or death to a Phoenix motorcycle rider. If you’re like most motorists, that statement likely gave you pause. After all, it’s the duty of the motorcycle rider to keep themselves safe on the road, isn’t it? In reality, both bikers and other motorists must do their duty to remain safe and prevent accidents, but if you hit a rider on the road and cause them catastrophic injuries, even if they were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident (it’s not required by law in Arizona), you can, and…
  • The Easiest Way to Actually Like Practicing Arizona Motorcycle Collision Prevention

    Breyer Law Offices
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    It’s not easy to like the rules that come with Arizona motorcycle collision prevention. After all, when you’re riding down the freeway, the last thing that you want to do is to have to think about your helmet, your jacket, your boots, the way you’re riding and everything that other motorists are doing on the road. But the fact of the matter is that if you want to take care of yourself and take care of your family, you’ve got to take safety and accident prevention seriously. Here are some of the best ways you can think about safety and prevention so that you actually “want” to…
  • 4 Ways to Overcome the Aftermath of a Tempe Motorcycle Crash

    Breyer Law Offices
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    If you were recently involved in a Tempe motorcycle crash, then you are among the more than 3,150 motorcycle riders involved in collisions in Arizona each year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Motorcycle riders have one of the highest injury rates in collisions in Arizona, with more than 2,650 injuries reported each year. When you are injured in a collision on your motorcycle, it is highly likely that you will sustain injuries, and for a motorcycle rider, the injuries are typically serious, requiring months, if not years of recovery and rehabilitation. This can…
  • 5 Steps to an Even Better Yuma Motorcycle Accident Recovery

    Breyer Law Offices
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    When you are involved in a Yuma motorcycle accident, the number one thing you think about is your future and how you will recover from your accident and move on with your life. There may be different thoughts along the way—how to pay your bills, how you will survive without being able to work, if you’ll be able to keep your job, if you will survive, what will happen to your family, etc.—but you will likely spend the majority of the initial days of your recovery worrying about how to recover and how long it will take before you are able to get back on your feet and back to your life as…
  • 4 Yuma Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips You’ve Got to Try

    Breyer Law Offices
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Nobody can make you be safe on the road but you, so when you’re ready to prevent your own Yuma motorcycle accident (which you must be, or you wouldn’t be reading this article) you’ll be searching for every tip, trick and piece of advice available to help you get on the path to safety when it comes to motorcycle collisions. That’s why we’ve brought together some of the most important tips for accident prevention that we could think of. Reading article after article can make you smarter, but reading just this one article can help you get safe right now. Check out these top four tips…
 
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  • Optimize Your Sled With Bikeman Performance

    Ryan
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Over the last decade, no other powersport has advanced as much as the sport of snowmobiling has.  The technology has yet to plateau and the sleds keep getting better.  But they’re still not perfect.  That’s where aftermarket performance companies like Bikeman Performance come in.  Bikeman looks for the areas where the manufacturers have fallen short and then develops solutions and modifications to optimize the performance of your sled. Bikeman Performance is best known for their weight saving, power gaining exhaust systems and big bore kits, but they also develop products that…
  • Dennis Kirk Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals ’14

    Ryan
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    At Dennis Kirk, you will always find the best deals with our Low Price Guarantee, but we’re about to beat ourselves with even more deals for the Holidays!  Get exactly what you want when you do your shopping with DK. The snowmobile season is just around the corner (or already here for some of you) so now is the perfect time to upgrade your gear.  All FXR and Divas gear along with Castle X jackets will be 10% off from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (12/1/14). The Dennis Kirk Outlet Store already has some crazy deals, but this Black Friday through Cyber Monday, the deals will be even…
  • Klim Valdez Parka & Togwotee Bibs

    Ryan
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Best Got Better No other snowmobile apparel company prides themselves more about their technical pieces than Klim does.  The Valdez parka and the Togwotee bibs have long been at the pinnacle of the Klim gear lineup and have also set the tone for the whole industry.  Many backcountry riders and technical hill climbers will staunchly defend their Klim gear against all others and for good reason.  The pieces just flat out perform. This winter, Klim has continued the evolution of the Valdez and Togwotee to bring them to even higher heights.  After all the years that this jacket and bib…
  • New GoPro Hero 4 Cameras Push The Limits of Excellence

    Ryan
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Every so often, a technology or gadget comes along that is totally revolutionary and completely changes the game.  GoPro has been doing just that ever since they released their first action camera.  GoPro cameras have enabled all people to tell their stories from their own unique perspective no matter what their skill level is.  The GoPro is so versatile and can allow you to shoot video and tell stories that was previously not possible.  The versatility and the ability to capture cinema quality video make them the top choice among all action cameras. GoPro recently released the Hero 4…
  • New Graphics For The Retro Bell Bullitt Helmet

    Ryan
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Bell has done it again.  They set the standard for retro vibed motorcycle helmets when they released the Bell Bullitt last year.  The Bullitt is the modernized version of the original Bell Star full face helmet.  The retro helmet style had been done before, but Bell brought it to a whole new level with the luxurious finishes and true to style design of the Bullitt.  Now, Bell is stepping up their game once again with the new graphics available for the Bullitt, including one from the great Roland Sands. RSD Viva Graphic Roland Sands is quite possibly the hottest bike builder on the face of…
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    TwoWheelMania

  • AMA Publishes Technical Rules For 2015 Professional Road Racing Classes

    TwoWheelMania
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    The American Motorcyclist Association has published the technical rules governing MotoAmerica’s professional road racing classes for the 2015 season. Rules announced today cover the technical specifications for Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 classes. The rules may be downloaded from www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/roadracing/roadracingrules.aspx. Any questions should be directed to technicaldirector@motoamerica.com. Technical rules governing the KTM RC390 Cup, sporting rules and license requirements will be announced shortly. The classes will be featured…
  • Resolve to Ride: 7 Resolutions to get you Motorcyling into the New Year

    Eric Ellis
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    It’s getting near that time of year again, time for you to make a New Year’s resolution that you’ll mostly likely give up on by March. We make resolutions with the best intentions (most of us resolve to lose weight or get into better shape) and do pretty good at keeping up with them for the first couple months. But then as time moves on many of us seem to slip into our old habits. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. It can be pretty tough to stick to a workout regime or maintain a healthy diet and not sneak in a cheeseburger every now and then. What if there were some resolutions we…
  • FIM Bans James Stewart from Racing for One Year

    The Dirt Bike Guy
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    As competitors, teams, and the highly dedicated fans of Supercross eagerly anticipate the start of the 2015 season, the industry has been rocked with the announcement by the Federation of International Motorcycling (FIM) that James Stewart has been banned from racing anywhere for an entire year after failing a drug test during the 2014 SX season. It was quite a shocking announcement as many didn’t expect the punishment to be so severe and last so long, especially since the drug Stewart tested positive for was Adderal and prescribed by his doctor. When the initial announcement was made…
  • Congress Passes OHV Riding Protections

    Weekend Warrior
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Off-road riding protections and limits on sage grouse rules included in two bills passed by Congress The National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 and the so-called CRomnibus spending bill, passed by both chambers of Congress last week, include provisions beneficial to riders of off-highway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, but some new Wilderness designations that may infringe on access to public lands. The NDAA, H.R. 3979, is the comprehensive legislation to authorize the budget authority of the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy. The…
  • Tennessee Bans Truckers On Popular Motorcycle Mountain Road

    Motorcycle Maniac
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    Motorcyclists that dare to ride the infamous stretch of road called The Dragon’s Tail just received some uplifting news. While the dangerous path is practically designed for only experienced riders, the route will be safer for those who take the challenge. According to The Associated Press, Tennessee is set to ban semi trucks longer than 30 feet from driving down the curvaceous road. The Dragon’s Tail runs along U.S. Route 129 on the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. The mountain road has 318 curves, which gives it the infamous name. With…
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    bikerMetric

  • New Ton Up Boys Inspired Line of Motorcycle Helmets

    Adrian S
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:59 pm
    NZI Helmets of Spain has announced the launch of their new line of motorcycle helmets, inspired by the Ton Up Boys and said to be “For those enthusiasts of English, Italian or Japanese classic motorcycles from the 50s to the late 70s.” If you’re curious you can check out NZI Helmets’website, but as far as ... The post New Ton Up Boys Inspired Line of Motorcycle Helmets appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • video: the long beach cavaliers

    Adrian S
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    A few days ago introduce you guys to Custom hot rod builder and documentary filmmaker Brian Darwas. Brian’s most recent project took him to Long Beach to meet with members of different generations of the Long Beach Cavaliers car club. The club traces its roots back to the 1940s, it has a long tradition of ... The post video: the long beach cavaliers appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • video: an intro to brian darwas of atomic hot rods

    Adrian S
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Videos seem to be the theme of the month here at bikerMetric. Today we have a video about Brian Darwas, a custom hot rod builder and documentary filmmaker from Atomic Hot Rods. In the short four minute video Brian talks about how he grew up in a very hands-on home and help from an early ... The post video: an intro to brian darwas of atomic hot rods appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • yamaha v-star 650 bobber

    Adrian S
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Yesterday we got to talking with Pierre M. who wanted to send us some Yamaha V-Star 650 bobber love South Africa. bM: Hey Pierre, why don’t you hi and introduce yourself to the readers. PM: My name is Pierre and I work as a code developer & designer for my own small business in Johannesburg ... The post yamaha v-star 650 bobber appeared first on bikerMetric.
  • suzuki vx800 tracker | reader rides

    Adrian S
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Laurent Herpailler sent us an email from France letting us know he liked the site and wanted to share his own metric builds. His first custom motorcycle up was this fully custom snazzy 1992 Suzuki VX800 tracker. Have a look. Hi, I am 53 years old French, passionate of mechanics. This bike is built around ... The post suzuki vx800 tracker | reader rides appeared first on bikerMetric.
 
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    Competition Accessories

  • WRR74: Motorcycle Fuel Injection vs Carburetors

    Reuben
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Whether you are shopping for a new or a used motorcycle these days, you will more than likely be faced with models that are either fuel injected or carbureted.  So what’s the big deal?  Motorcycles (and cars, for that matter) ran just fine with carburetors for decades – what makes fuel injection worth the premium […]
  • WRR73: Riding a Motorcycle in Extreme Cold

    Reuben
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    Mother nature seems to have a cruel sense of humor at times.  Part of riding a motorcycle means exposing yourself to the elements, and this week, that meant riding in some very, very cold conditions.  A winter blast had worked its way down all the way from Alaska, reaching us here in SC and leaving […]
  • WRR72: Lane Splitting

    Reuben
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    In many parts of the world, it is perfectly acceptable (and expected) for two wheeled traffic to occupy the spaces between larger cars and trucks on the road. In many of these countries, two wheeled vehicles, be it motorcycles, scooters, or bicycles, outnumber cars and trucks on the road by a large margin. For those […]
  • WRR71: Avoiding (or hitting) obstacles on a motorcycle

    Reuben
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    So there you are, riding along minding your own business – perhaps following the car in front of you a little too closely – when all of a sudden a 2×4, pothole, or rodent of unusual size appears out from under the car you are following.  What do you do?!  Well, since you were following […]
  • WRR70: Motorcycle Riding and Hiking

    Reuben
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    As motorcyclists we often ride right by some beautiful areas for hiking and exploring, but many of us just ride right on by. “What would I do with all my gear?” “I don’t have hiking boots with me…” etc, etc. There are several solutions, from luggage to locks that will keep your gear safe as […]
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    Ride CT & Ride New England

  • DMV In CT Rejects Slingshot Again

    Admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    A recent test drive of the Polaris Slingshot by Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles failed to convince the agency to allow the new three-wheeled model to be sold and registered in Connecticut. Polaris brought a Slingshot to DMV headquarters in Wethersfield on Dec. 8 for inspection and a test drive, but the result was that […] The post DMV In CT Rejects Slingshot Again appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Museum Sets Date for 2015 Indian Day

    Admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    SPRINGFIELD, MA – A date has been announced for the Springfield Museums’ sixth annual Indian Day in 2015. The event, which attracts dozens of vintage Indians and hundreds of Indian enthusiasts, will be held on Sunday, July 26. The date marks a departure from the past when the show was held on the third Sunday […] The post Museum Sets Date for 2015 Indian Day appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • The Not-So-Incredible, Shrinking IMS

    Admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Examined on a year-to-year basis, the downsizing doesn’t instantly appear to be that significant. You first think that maybe there’s a manufacturer missing or a favorite vendor that’s absent. But when compared to what the Progressive International Motorcycle Show was like several years ago, this year’s show (which wraps up today at the Javits Center in […] The post The Not-So-Incredible, Shrinking IMS appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Snapshots And Surprises From IMS

    Admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    NEW YORK – If you can’t make it to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Javits Center this weekend, not to worry because RIDE-CT / RIDE-New England has made the trek for you and come home with some snapshots from the show floor. While no new models were revealed during media day at the […] The post Snapshots And Surprises From IMS appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Indian Shows Off Scouts At IMS

    Admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    NEW YORK – It’s never a good idea to have a preconceived notion about a motorcycle before riding it, and John Shope freely admits to having had one before he tried out the 2015 Indian Scout. Owner of custom shop Dirty Bird Concepts in Phoenix and one of the stars of History’s realty TV show […] The post Indian Shows Off Scouts At IMS appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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    Two Stroke Racelab

  • Barber Aftermath & a Racer Warrior

    Nick Prionas
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
    A PVL magneto gone wrong and Sakis Vasilopoulos(GR) had a close contact with the tarmac.And here are the end results... After less than a week after the accident, Sakis decided to do his best as to attend the next race and insure the 3rd place in the National 200GP. Still the same passion, still the same injuries, just another motorcycle... still a Yamaha though. Bonus pic with Sakis and Derek “Nobby” Clark, race mechanic for stars like Kenny Roberts, Randy Mammola, Mike the Bike & Giacomo Agostini. Ignore the date, photo is from the second half of 2014... 
  • Rs125 NF4 from Denmark.

    Nick Prionas
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Many thanks to Mikkel(DNK) for sharing a photo of his lovely NF4 bike. I hope it will be ready soon and the new pipe will deliver the goods.
  • Honda Nsr250 crankshaft bearings

    Nick Prionas
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    A limited number of Nsr250 crankshaft bearing sets, are now available through my online store.These are the stock crankshaft bearings that Honda uses for the late model Nsr250 bikes.The bearing set will fit the following models:MC18 MK2  - R5k onwardsMC21          - All modelsMC28          - All modelsPrice is at 160 Euro (WW posting costs included).
  • Honda Rs125 NF4 - NX4, Leak Down Tester kits, for sale.

    Nick Prionas
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Leak Down tester kits for the Honda Rs125 bikes can now be purchased via my online store. You can find the link to the store, at the right hand side of this page.Leak Down Testers for other motorcycle models will be added in the near future or upon request.Price is at 65 Euro (WW posting costs included).
  • Handmade Kubotan

    Nick Prionas
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I reckon that this is the first 2stroke irrelevant post in this blog... and it's about a handmade Kubotan. It is a self-defense keychain weapon, that I constructed as a gift. I just wanted to share some pics from the whole process and take a small break from messing with motorcycles ...but keep tight, fresh two stroke stuff coming soon.Some info :aerospace grade aluminum alloy,knurling pattern on three places that came out really nice,paracord style "box knot"and Krav Maga logo on one end.Have Fun!
 
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    BigScotty - Big Biker Lifestyle Blog

  • Washington State Targets Motorcycle Awareness

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
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  • Filmmakers Named Motorcyclists Of The Year

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Bryan Carroll and James Walker, the creators of “Why We Ride” have been named as the 2014 Motorcyclists of the Year by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Each year, the AMA Board of Directors presents the Motorcyclist of the Year Award to the person or people who had the most profound impact within the motorcycling community in the previous 12 months. The feature-length documentary “Why We Ride” promotes modern motorcycling across every discipline.“Bryan Carroll and James Walker have produced what is arguably the most compelling demonstration…
  • You Think YOU Can Ride A Motorcycle? Nope. THIS GUY Can.

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • Tennessee Bans Trucks On The Dragon

    5 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) -- Tennessee is banning trucks longer than 30 feet from using a twisty stretch of U.S. Route 129 that is known as The Dragon.The truck ban is welcome news to motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts who travel long distances to experience the mountain road famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles along the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Ron Johnson, the owner of the Tail of the Dragon gift store near Robbinsville, North Carolina, called the decision "long overdue" because tractor-trailers pulling through tight turns can block both lanes of traffic…
  • Review LEE PARKS DESIGN DeerTours® PCi Black Motorcycle Gloves

    29 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I have owned (and still own) more pairs of motorcycle gloves than I've owned motorcycles. And I own several motorcycles. But for some reason I never have much luck finding the perfect riding glove.I think that may have changed - but the news isn't all good.I have been reading about the advantages of deer skin gloves versus cowhide gloves. Turns out that the deerskin is better. The 2.75-plus-ounce deerskin used in the Lee Parks Design gloves may be supple and offer surgical-glove-like dexterity, but it's still more abrasion-resistant than cowhide. And that's just part of what make these…
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    MotoGoLoco

  • Three Lochs Run – MotoGoLoco Classics

    James Miodonski
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    A triangular shaped setting out from the Southern Scottish town of Moffat, the Three Lochs Run is a short (at 45 ish miles), but absolute beauty of a ride. You’ll take in St. Mary’s Loch… Talla Linnfoots Loch… As well as Meggethead (used in World War II as a training ground for the “Dam Busters” famous Bouncing  [Read full post...] The post Three Lochs Run – MotoGoLoco Classics appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Winter sports

    Dexter Scull
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    I’ve never been a particularly sporty bloke. You might have guessed that from the fact that I’m short and work in IT… Yes, I was always one of the last ones picked for teams in PE. One thing I do like though is skiing. I love watching it on the telly. I always used to  [Read full post...] The post Winter sports appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Jacket fixed it

    Dexter Scull
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:20 am
    New heated jacket arrived: warmth restored in both hands, with my old gloves. So I can send the new pair back (and get a refund on them). Damn good job, too. I have to go to Cardiff tomorrow and riding there with one hand hot, one hand cold, would have been a nightmare. The post Jacket fixed it appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • Disaster!!

    Dexter Scull
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Got the new heated gloves. Left hand remains resolutely cold. Called the supplier. The problem may be with the connection in the jacket. This is a more expensive problem (though at least I’ll be able to send the gloves back and get a refund, if that’s the case). I’ll know for sure in a few  [Read full post...] The post Disaster!! appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
  • There’s always the Honda

    Dexter Scull
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    Thinking about alternatives to that (lovely) new Beemer, of course, there is the V4 adventure bike: Honda’s CrossTourer. Lovely, powerful, smooth engine. Nice build quality (well, it’s a Honda). I’ve not considered it seriously before. Maybe I should. But the trouble is that it is – and I say this as a man who likes that  [Read full post...] The post There’s always the Honda appeared first on MotoGoLoco.
 
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    I JUST WANT 2 RIDE!!

  • Can pigs fly? Well HOGS can, LOL

    warrenscottmassey
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
  • 5 Motorcycle “Things” I found interesting this week.

    warrenscottmassey
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Want to buy a motorcycle from a museum? Doing Yoga on a moving motorcycle MotoAmerica get CBS TV Deal Motorcycle riding a roller coaster Slingshot v. Spyder v. Morgan
  • Motorcycle Radio: DawgHouse #289 is ready for download

    warrenscottmassey
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US Click here to get the podcast! Things got a little loud and crazy on this “fun”(?) filled episode. SOA Red Rose discussion, what does it all mean Ken is still talking about winter riding tips. We discuss gifts for the rider in your life… it starts off really well and then…………………….. Yamaha recalls 28 YFZ-R6 motorcycles. 2014 MotoGP crash statistics MotoAmerica get a GREAT TV deal
  • Motorcycle Movies: Another one for you to check out “The Best Bar in America”

    warrenscottmassey
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    A few days ago I posted about a movie I ran across Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs a documentary on dogs that ride in the side car. Now I have a run across another move. In Best Bar in America a writer is motorcycling across the west in a writing assignment to find the best bar in America. The trailer really intrigued me and you might be interested in it as well, or not.  I will order both right after the New Year starts and let you know what I think about them.  
  • OK… Deer are looking a lot better to me now!

    warrenscottmassey
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Your motorcycle safety video for the day!!
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    TheRideAdvice.com

  • BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Combine for R nineT Accessories

    EBF
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:18 am
    Released in 2013, BMW has heavily pushed the R nineT as a blank canvas for customizers to work from. Back in August, BMW Motorrad showed of a number of machines that had been worked on by some of the best customizers in Japan. Now, BMW has teamed up with world renowned customizers, Roland Sands Design to create a range of new accessories that bolt on to the R nineT – little mechanical aptitude required. Some of the parts on offer include valve covers that also offer crash protection ($949.95), new gauge housings for your speedometer and tachometer ($399.95) and for something a…
  • Honda to Expand Motorcycle Production Capacity in Indonesia

    EBF
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Jakarta, Indonesia – PT Astra Honda Motor (AHJ), Honda’s motorcycle production and sales joint venture company in Indonesia, today announced plans to expand the production capacity of its motorcycle production plant in Karawang (4th plant) by adding a new production line with annual production of 500,000 units. The new production line will be dedicated to the production of sports bikes so that AHJ can realize stable supply to accommodate rapidly growing demand for sports bikes, which are considered to be high-value-added products in Indonesia. Demand for sports bikes is growing…
  • Triumph Developing A 1100cc Cafe Racer?

    EBF
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Cafe racers are the new adventure bikes for motorcycle manufacturers, and Triumph intends to be front and center late next year if rumors by British magazine Visordown ring true. Two brand new Triumph models were spotted testing in Spain – a standard model and what would likely be an R model. According to the same report, the bike will feature a brand new 1100cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin producing 90 hp. If those figures actually eventuate, one would assume that Triumph is targeting the older and more experienced demographic with this machine rather than Gen Y or younger, given that…
  • The New Honda Africa Twin Is Coming

    EBF
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    There hasn’t been an official announcement yet by Honda of a brand new Africa Twin coming out in 2015, however it’s all but assured. It was pretty much inevitable when Honda showed off their True Adventure prototype at EICMA last month, and now Honda has released two videos in a continuing series which heavily hints at a return by Honda of this iconic model. The True Adventure prototype was for show only at EICMA. Absolutely no technical details about the machine were released but our sources indicate that the machine displayed was production ready and featured a 1,000cc,…
  • Ice, ATV, GSX-R 1000 and Explosions

    EBF
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    The guys and gals at StuntFreaksTeam are back and they’ve posted their latest video, featuring the usual riding and driving on ice shenanigans. You know, with explosives, too because a 175 hp motorcycle racing on sheets of ice is boring otherwise. Starring is a Polaris 900 RZR (a sprightly little ATV), a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 (with 25mm spikes for grip) and some nice fireballs. It’s stupid, it’s silly, it’s worth watching. The post Ice, ATV, GSX-R 1000 and Explosions appeared first on TheRideAdvice.com.
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    Motofire

  • Have your next takeaway delivered by reindeer

    Dan Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    It must be tough to summon the spirit of Christmas when it’s scorchingly hot outside (it’s currently 32 degrees in Sao Paulo) But that’s precisely what this Brazilian fast-food company has attempted to do. How? Well, by attaching reindeer to their delivery motorcycles – of course! This definitely raised a smile at Motofire HQ earlier. […]
  • Hells Angels busted with meth after children’s toy run

    Ed Sterling
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Four members of the Hells Angels were arrested by California Police over the weekend after they were discovered to be in possession of weapons and drugs. The four members had just taken part in a Christmas toy run – donating toys for less fortunate children – when they were pulled over for “traffic violations”. When […]
  • Midweek Blues: Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro

    James Morgan
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Red Bull Romaniacs is one of the world’s toughest Enduro events. Through city stages, into the open country side and even through an old factory it really is a true test of man and machine. Check out day 1 of Romaniacs 2014, the city stage. If you’ve got time, take a look at the full event, […]
  • Suzuki Gixxer spied in Delhi

    Dan Hill
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    It looks like a small Suzuki sports bike might finally be on the cards Motorbeam.com have today unearthed this image of the machine in Delhi, and it’s a faired version of the existing Gixxer 150 (yes – it’s actually called that!) which you can see parked behind the gaffer-taped new model. OK, so it’s not a spy-shot […]
  • Lazy Sunday: Scavenger

    John Stephens
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    It’s all too easy in these days of hyperbike hyperbole to forget the life-changing effects that owning something as simple as a motorcycle can have on lives. Continuing our Lazy Sunday series of longer-form videos, we have something a little different for today. Living off the grid in a northeast Thailand slum, Wichan Chaona collects recyclables […]
 
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    Guided Motorbike Tours

  • Advanced Motorcyle Training

    gmt
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Is it worth it?  Should I do it?  Will it make me a better Rider?  these are many of the questions potential students ask me when enquiring about advanced motorcycle training. Advanced motorcycle training isn’t for everyone. Some riders are simply happy with their riding and Don’t feel the need to improve. Others feel it […]
  • KTM 1290 Super Duke Tourer

    gmt
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Here’s a new touring version of KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R, spied testing in Spain this week. The camouflaged test bike has been given a bigger sub-frame and seat unit to hold those new full-sized touring panniers, which are also supported by the pillion peg hangers. It’s been given a screen, a new headlight assembly […]
  • What makes a good motorcycle tour guide

    gmt
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Being a “good”  motorcycle tour or holiday guide can be a responsible challenge. SAFETY AND RIDER ABILITY Firstly, you need to consider the safety of your group. How competent are the riders and identify quickly which are competent riders and those who think they are competent but could pose a liability to the others if […]
  • Best Motorcycle Roads in UK

    gmt
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    It seems every motorcycle Rider is keen on the black smooth stuff that paves our countryside and towns. The seemingly never ending twisting bending curves and straights happen to lure us into temptation and more often than not we are taunted into giving our steeds a jolly good thrashing I’ve travelled a vast majority of […]
  • How do you become an adventure traveller

    gmt
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    It’s a bit of a daft question to be honest, because there is a simple answer, “go out there and explore!” We all know it’s not as easy as that, we can’t simply jump on a bike and venture out into the unknown and successfully circumnavigate the globe on a motorbike with nothing more than […]
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