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  • Photo: Ducati Scrambler Caught at WDW 2014

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    Jensen Beeler
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Ducati has just finished up the desmodromic orgy that is World Ducati Week 2014, where thousands of Ducatisti gather to celebrate all things Ducati. One of the highlights of the festival this year was Borgo Panigale’s showing of the Ducati Scrambler. A mix of yellow shipping containers, cabanas, and sand, the Scrambler reveals were held for about a dozen Ducati fanatics at at time, in a controlled room where no cellphones were allowed. It’s hard to say […] ...
  • The Legend Honda CB100

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

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    Wesley Reyneke
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    A few years ago you couldn’t sneeze without hitting a custom Honda CB. But the baton has now been passed to the BMW R-series. And with good reason too—old ‘airheads’ are easy to come by and bulletproof. With a simple layout and a removable subframe, they’re great for customizing. The Spanish workshop Café Racer Dreams doesn’t just customize BMWs, but it’s racked up an impressive portfolio of boxer-powered builds—including a couple of newer models, like the R1200S that led our recent Top 10 best customs roundup. Orders for classic BMWs from CRD are streaming in.
  • How to Watch the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Race

    Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber
    Jensen Beeler
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    I was trying to think this week how to frame how important the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Race is for Japanese motorcycle enthusiasts and Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. It’s certainly more prestigious than any single MotoGP or WSBK round, and I would hazard that it is as big of a deal to the Japanese as the Isle of Man TT is to the Manx. A race known for seeing factory teams staked with the top riders from around the […] ...
  • 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP unveiled at World Ducati Week

    Faster and Faster
    Sameer Kumar
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP. Same as ever before, just a bit more flashy with its new red-and-white paintjob Ducati have unveiled the 2015 Hypermotard SP at the currently ongoing World Ducati Week, and according to the Italian company, the bike's Ducati Corse-inspired "new racy red-white colour scheme gives the Hypermotard SP a harder-hitting look." The new Hypermotard SP was unveiled by three-time (2001, 2006, 2008) World Superbikes Champ, Troy Bayliss, and 2011 WSBK Champ, Carlos Checa. The 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP features the latest-generation 110-horsepower Testastretta 11° 821cc…
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  • Top Internet Stories - 25 July 2014

    Mike Werner
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I have been working for a week without glasses since mine fell out of my pocket during a motorcycle ride, and got crushed by 100's of tractors. It has not been easy to write articles, so any spelling mistakes... ooops. I should have a new pair tomorrow, so back to normal. But it didn't prevent me from reading many interesting articles, which I will share with you. - Ride Review: Energica Ego (Asphalt And Rubber) - A Motorcycle Addiction (slightlycorkedandmore) - Harley Davidson Street Shipments Delayed Because (Milwaukee Business Journal) - Hands On With The Worlds First HUD Motorcycle Helmet…
  • France: Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy Shows How To Ride Motorcycle, NOT!

    Mike Werner
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    #France #Sarkozy #ATGATT - For the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, who was known to be very strict regarding the rules of the road, the man who started the speed radars craze, the gigantic vehicle repression, but also the man who reduced road fatalities, he should know better. Sarkozy got caught by the Paris Match magazine riding a Vespa scooter with his lovely wife, none of them dressed appropriately for riding a PTW. No protected clothes, no gloves and more importantly, NO HELMET! ...
  • China: Talk About Obstacles On Your Daily Motorcycle Commute!

    Mike Werner
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    #China #Typhoon #Obstacles - That is not what you want to see on your daily motorcycle commute. ...
  • Sidi Magnetic Motorcycle Boots - Mag-1

    Mike Werner
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    #Sidi #Boots #Magnetic - Sidi's new magnetic closing motorcycle boots are cool. You can set the closing width to the exact width you require, and it is set for the whole feet. ...
  • Switzerland: Number of Radars To Be REDUCED!

    Mike Werner
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    #Switzerland #Radars #Speeding - Good news for our Swiss motorcycling bikers - the Swiss authorities have deemed that since there are less and less speeding tickets issued by speed radars, they are gong to remove several of them since the cost money. Less radars = GOOD, more radars = BAD. ...
 
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  • The Hoverbike Moves to Kickstarter - The new quadrotor version is available as a scaled down prototype

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

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

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

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

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

    Tom Higham
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    Honestly, you’d think some people behind the wheel must be half asleep most of the time. Oh, hang on…
  • Caption That Soft aftermarket pillion seats launched

    Visordown
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    WELCOME to Visordown's weekly caption competiton, where you can show just how funny you are by adding your witty comment to the latest from our weird picture archive. Go on then, get on with it. Related Content Caption that: Bob refused to accept he didn't own a sidecar Caption that: The giant mod loved scaring the life out of campers Caption That: This bike will get me all the chicks Caption That: 7 Up Caption That: Cops and tourers
  • Suzuki launches Datatag scheme for used models

    Visordown News
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Suzuki GB has launched a Datatag scheme for it’s used models, following the success of the Master Security Scheme.Launched last year, the industry-backed Master Scheme consists of fitting almost every new motorcycle with Datatag security technology.Datatag permanently but invisibly marks your motorcycle or scooter, making it identifiable to the Police in such a way that is difficult for a thief to defeat, therefore the risk involved in stealing this marked machine becomes much higher.Since the introduction of the Master Scheme, only 403 machines have been reported stolen out of the…
  • Man hides his motorcycle and court slip under paddling pool after police chase

    Visordown News
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    A MAN who fled from police on his motorcycle later tried to hide it under a children’s paddling pool along with his court slip.According to the charging documents, a police officer from Roy, Washington, saw the motorcycle rider make an illegal turn. When the officer turned on his police siren, the motorcyclist refused to stop, riding off at speeds over 100mph into oncoming traffic.The police chase was then called off out of concern for the safety of a woman who was riding pillion.However, the same woman was then spotted by a police officer walking down the street later on that…
  • Indian Roadmaster coming for 2015

    Visordown News
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    2014 Indian Chieftain THE REBORN Indian brand is to get at least one new model in 2015 – the Roadmaster.The bike’s name isn’t new, Roadmasters have appeared at various points in the firm’s history, but new documents show that a 2015 version has passed emissions tests in America.The bike is listed, along with the existing Chieftain, Chief Vintage and Chief Classic, as using the same 1811cc ‘Thunder Stroke’ V-twin engine with identical power; 91.5bhp, according to the emissions documents, although Indian itself only ever makes torque claims (102.4lbft) and…
 
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  • The Project

    ronman1
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Many years I’ve had an idea in my head.  I knew what I wanted to do.  I simply had to find the right pieces.  Today I found what I thought would be the ones. I couldn’t wait to get home and start to work.  It was scalding hot with impending thunderstorms.  I gathered my tools and set about the task at hand.   I had barely started when this big dark cloud drifted overhead. Sure thing it let out a loud clap of thunder and started to rain.  Well that put a damper on things for now.  I gathered all my tools and brought them back into the garage. I decided to sit there and…
  • The Final Countdown

    ronman1
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Here we are basically a month away from the start of hunting seasons here in Tennessee.  I can’t wait for the opening of squirrel season.  I have grand visions of working my two Mountain Feists a few times a week.  I’ve seen some encouraging signs from both of them over the summer.  Not to mention what they showed me during our spring squirrel season.   Although it can and will be frustrating at times, I’m looking forward to seeing these two grow and mature.  Jordan being older is doing very good on general commands and obedience.  Buster on the other hand, well…
  • The Grand Scheme of Things

    ronman1
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    I’ve spent the past few days burning up the last of my vacation time for the year.  The way life is these days for me there wasn’t any big plans.  I’m not able to take any trips of substantial distance.  That’s okay with me.  I’m doing what needs to be done. The days of jumping on a motorcycle and heading off into the sunset are over.  In fact I believe my riding days are done with. That is a period of my life that gave me many wonderful memories.   I stopped at a little diner for some lunch yesterday.  While enjoying my meal I was thinking about the…
  • First Harvest

    ronman1
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:25 am
    Last night i enjoyed some fruits of my labors. Vegetables to be more accurate.   I picked some squash from my little raised bed garden. Then I reached over and pulled an onion from the ground.  Soon they had been washed and sliced and put into a pot.  Add a little water and seasoning and the flavors were filling the air.  To finish out this simple meal I heated up a couple peaces of ham.  This may seem boring to you. That’s okay if it is. But you see it’s something much deeper for me.  That small raised bed garden takes me back to growing up and helping Daddy with his…
  • Viola Valley Hunting Supply

    ronman1
    9 Jun 2014 | 10:22 am
    Not long ago I was searching for a tracking collar to use on my hunting dogs.  I try to find the small local businesses anytime I can. In doing so I ran across a jewel of a place.  Viola Valley Hunting Supply is owned by Rodney Wright.  Rodney has been hunting for over 40 years.  His love of the outdoors and hunting is what gave birth to Viola Valley Hunting Supply. If you want anything from briar proof  clothing to boots to lights to leads and collars, Rodney is the man to see.  He not only sells these products, he uses them himself.  He took the time to show me how the tracking…
 
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    Bike EXIF

  • CRD’s new boxer twins

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

    Shaik Ridzwan
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Barely six months ago, Max Hazan shifted his workshop from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. But the cross-country trip barely interrupted his stride. This stark and beautiful BSA A50, the first build to come out of Max’s new LA shop, was completed in just five weeks. It’s a commissioned bike, built for a client who already has a Hazan XS650 in his garage. And with such a short deadline, there was no time to shop around for parts. Instead, Max had to build everything from scratch—and being a master craftsman and artist, that’s how he likes it. The design is the simplest form of a motorcycle,…
  • BMW Paris Dakar replica by Svako

    Wesley Reyneke
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    With a barrage of classic BMW boxer customs gracing our screens of late, it’s easy to overlook the legendary R80 G/S. Being such an iconic motorcycle, few builders dare customize it. Especially when dealing with the über-cool Paris Dakar model with its large capacity fuel tank, solo seat and historic BMW racing livery. This is the position that long-time friends Mattia Ruiz and Fabio Franceschini of Svako Garage found themselves in. Svako are relative newcomers to the scene, but are gaining ground quickly thanks to their enthusiasm and creativity. The Sicilian duo recently ended up…
  • The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I

    Chris Hunter
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    It’s time for our biannual roundup of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF: the best of the best, as chosen by our hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world. After aggregating traffic stats and social media likes and shares, we’ve uncovered the ten motorcycles that made the biggest impact in the first half of 2014. It’s refreshing to see that no particular style dominates: Our winners range from the understated to the outrageous. But it’s possible to discern some trends: only one bike is distinctly ‘retro,’ modern (and chunky) tires are overtaking vintage-style…
  • Motorcycle restoration: the test ride

    Chris Hunter
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    After weeks of wrenching and filming, our Honda CB550F is back together. The hard work at E3 Motorcycles has paid off—and it’s time for that critical first test ride. At 6am on Thursday morning, E3’s David Browning was joined by videographer Eric Altbush to capture the moment. “We set out early to beat NYC traffic and take the bike for a quick spin around the neighborhood, break in the engine, and do some test riding,” says Browning. “It was good to get the bike back under its own power after the long rebuild process.” The suspension updates and new bearings throughout have made…
 
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  • HD Street Models Delayed Due To Supply Chain Issues

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

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

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

    Scott Cochran
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    There are other companies out there who have built a motorcycle hearse, but none (so far as we know) that have attached it to a custom built chopper from the family that made wrench throwing an Olympic sport, the Teutels. Forever Remembered Hearse Co., in Hellertown, PA just commissioned its third, count ‘em..three, motorcycle hearse […] The post OCC BUILDS SIDE CAR CHOPPER HEARSE appeared first on USRiderNews.
  • Harley-Davidson Financial Services to issue refunds to Massachusetts customers

    Scott Cochran
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Harley-Davidson Financial Services, a division of Harley-Davidson Inc., will pay $228,000 to more than 600 consumers in Massachusetts after the Milwaukee-based financing company allegedly failed to issue proper refunds to consumers under the terms of its motorcycle finance agreements, according to a press release from Massachusetts’ Attorney General Martha Coakley. In exchange for special loan terms, borrowers […] The post Harley-Davidson Financial Services to issue refunds to Massachusetts customers appeared first on USRiderNews.
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  • Video: Driver Hits Invisible Rider

    RideApart Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TweetThis has to make you upset. You’re riding along, minding the basic rules of the road and suddenly some idiot come out of nowhere deciding the rules don’t apply to his driving capabilities that day. Clearly he was dealing with an invisible rider. Case in point, this video that has spread like wild fire this week. Aside from the sheer ass-hatted-ness the driver of the pickup truck exhibits, the rider is clearly in shock of after what just happened to him. Even here in the office we couldn’t quite understand what in the hell the driver was thinking. Did he have a sudden…
  • Bike Of The Week: 2003 Yamaha XJR1300SP

    RideApart Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    TweetEvery generation leaves something behind. Something that the next generation wishes they could have been apart of or even help put into motion. What’s old is new and in some cases you want your new thing to look old. Or at least as old and as iconic as you can make it. We all want to build something that makes us wonder why in the hell didn’t the manufacturers produce something that in the first place. Enter the ItroCkSBikes! 2003 Yamaha XJR1300SP. The bike was taken to ItroCkSBikes! founders, Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos, by a close friend of theirs who was looking…
  • Exclusive Review: Tilting Motor Works

    Jason Fogelson
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    TweetBob Mighell is a man with a vision, and that vision tilts. Soon, Bob’s vision may become a common sight on the front end of many motorcycles, extending the riding experience for bikers who previously had to settle for a trike or, god forbid, a car to get around. Bob Mighell is the CEO and brains behind Tilting Motor Works, a startup manufacturer based in Snohomish, Washington, just outside of Seattle. His company has created a new motorcycle front end that transforms a two-wheeler into a three-wheeler, but still maintains the ability to lean into turns, like a traditional…
  • News: Dunlop Sportmax GP-A Pro

    RideApart Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TweetYou’ve heard the story a thousand times. Hell, we’ve produced them and so have many other of your very favorite motorcycle publications. Press release announcements flood your inboxes, RSS feeds and social media pages but guess what? They aren’t going any where any time soon. So when we received word about Dunlop’s new Sportmax GP-A Pro tires we got a little more excited than usual. Why? You  may ask. Simply because we have a small project bike with Suzuki that is in the midst of becoming our track thrasher. Without hesitation we fired back an email to Dunlop…
  • Gear: Amphibious Moto Bag

    William Connor
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    TweetAmphibious Luggage is a newer player in the soft luggage market for the US. Made in Italy and partnered with Moto Machines as their US importer they offer a full lineup of dry bags. We found these while researching options for our Adventure Motorcycle Luggage list. What makes the Amphibious Moto Bag so different is a proprietary air valve that makes it easy to compress the bags. Capable of expanding from 20 liters to a staggering 50 liters per bag these are the largest dry bag saddlebags you can buy. The Moto Bag is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) using welded seams for a…
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  • How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Motorcycle Photo

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

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

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

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

    25 Jun 2014 | 6:16 am
    Americade holds a parade through town on Saturday, the last day of the rally, each year.  This year's was smaller than others I recall, but it still brought out many unique motorcycles, and... (This is a content summary only; click on over to the Tilted Horizons website for the full post, links, photos & more!)
 
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  • How to Watch the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Race

    Jensen Beeler
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    I was trying to think this week how to frame how important the Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Race is for Japanese motorcycle enthusiasts and Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. It’s certainly more prestigious than any single MotoGP or WSBK round, and I would hazard that it is as big of a deal to the Japanese as the Isle of Man TT is to the Manx. A race known for seeing factory teams staked with the top riders from around the […] ...
  • MotoGP: Leon Camier in for Nicky Hayden at Indy & Brno

    David Emmett
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    After his seat in the IODA Racing team fell through due to a lack of funds, Leon Camier is to race in MotoGP in 2014 after all. The Englishman is to replace Nicky Hayden on the Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R for both the Indianapolis and Brno rounds of MotoGP. Hayden had surgery last week to remove a row of bones in his right hand, including the scaphoid he injured in a crash in 2011. […] ...
  • Video: Kawasaki at the Isle of Man TT

    Jensen Beeler
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Kawasaki had a good outing at the 2014 Isle of Man TT, scoring a win in the Sidecar class (Dave Molyneux), a podium in the Superstock class (Dean Harrison), and a clean sweep of the Lightweight TT (Dean Harrison, James Hillier, and James Cowton). Team Green’s results may not displace the dominance by Honda at the Isle of Man, though Big Red’s TT reign is certainly under fire, as BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all […] ...
  • Ducati Hypermotard SP Gets New Paint for 2015

    Jensen Beeler
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Mid-summer model releases usually mean “bold new graphics” on existing models, but that’s not always a bad thing. Take the 2015 Ducati Hypermotard SP, which is getting some new paint for the next model year. We were particularly smitten with the SP’s old graphics, but the Ducati Corse inspired livery for 2015 is certainly declicious. Maybe our favorite bike in the Ducati lineup, the Hypermotard SP is a combination of wheelie hooliganism and sporty canyon-carveing, folded... ...
  • Photo: Ducati Scrambler Caught at WDW 2014

    Jensen Beeler
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Ducati has just finished up the desmodromic orgy that is World Ducati Week 2014, where thousands of Ducatisti gather to celebrate all things Ducati. One of the highlights of the festival this year was Borgo Panigale’s showing of the Ducati Scrambler. A mix of yellow shipping containers, cabanas, and sand, the Scrambler reveals were held for about a dozen Ducati fanatics at at time, in a controlled room where no cellphones were allowed. It’s hard to say […] ...
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  • 2014 World Ducati Week: Official high-res pics

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

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

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

    Sameer Kumar
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    If you always wanted a helmet that looked like the one worn by Yer Maun, Arai are now giving you a chance to buy oneArai UK have announced a new Limited Edition RX7-GP Joey Dunlop 1985 replica helmet as part of this year’s celebration of Joey’s distinguished career at the Isle of Man. Only 300 of these LE helmets will be produced, and each will be signed by Joey's wife, Linda Dunlop. The helments will be available at visorshop.com Arai say that this is the most authentic limited edition Joey Dunlop replica helmet ever produced, using the actual design and sponsor decals from 1985. The…
  • Limited Edition 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R Ninja now available in the US and Latin America

    Sameer Kumar
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    The 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R remains the fastest production motorcycle on the planet and now gets a red and gray paintjob that's reminiscent of the 1980s GPZ900R. Perfect!Kawasaki have announced a limited edition 30th Anniversary ZX-14R Ninja, only 300 units of which will be produced. The bike's red-and-gray paintjob is based on the one used on the 1984 GPZ900R and the 14 also gets gold pinstriping, gold-painted brake calipers and 30th Anniversary badges on the fairing. The bike is only available in the US and in Latin American markets. With its 1441cc inline-four that pumps out 200 horsepower,…
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    The Many Thoughts of HarleyGirl

  • Modern Day Easy Riders

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

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

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

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

    IHG
    4 May 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Hurry Up, send in your submissions to win The Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover, brought to you by GEICO Powersports.How would you like to score a HUGE list of parts and accessories for you and your bike? You can if you enter the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover.  Deadline is July 18th 2014. Contestants (ladies only this year) must submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo to bikermakeover@garage-girls.comby July 18th 2014. Submissions will be narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from…
 
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  • Sturgis Ultimate Builder Bike Show. August 6, 2014.

    Cyril Huze
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    For all custom builders, pros, semi-pros, amateurs and proud owners, another bike show during the Sturgis rally. The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles will be held August 6, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. downtown Sturgis on Lazelle and 4th Street... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Bikers of Baghdad. Sunnis, Shias, Skulls, Harleys and Iraqi Flags.

    Cyril Huze
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    In Baghdad, capital of Iraq, a bikers club of not-so-wild men, including Christians and Hezbollah fighters, seeing themselves as “family.” Not a bad model for the rest of the nation in a country at war. A very interesting article written by Jacob Siegel and published in The... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • The Polaris Slingshot Is Coming This Sunday July 27. Last Teaser Video Before Launch.

    Cyril Huze
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
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  • Crank The Volume And Clarity Of Your Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle With Boom! Audio Saddlebag Speakers

    Cyril Huze
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    You may think that Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles come well-equipped from the factory. But there are still opportunities for personalization. For example, you can pump up the music with the Boom!™ Audio Saddlebag Speaker Kit (P/N 76000489, $399.95) from... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
  • Custom Bagger Monstruosity Being Built For “The Biker Battleground Phoenix” TV Reality Show.

    Cyril Huze
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Sorry to ruin your day. You are looking at the custom bagger being built by Kody McNew from Voodoo Bikeworks for the TV reality show Biker Battleground Phoenix. How somebody can do this to a motorcycle is beyond my understanding. Exactly what is wrong with the excesses of... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
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    Redleg's Rides

  • Hot Day, Warm Sunset

    Charlie6
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    We're having rather hot temperatures this weekend, pretty much dissuading me from doing any real riding. Temperatures finally dipped into the low 80's near sunset and I headed out with Scarlett to catch the sunset.Turns out, the spot I parked Scarlett at, one of the usual spots for sunset pictures, is near a local geocache.  I looked for quite a few minutes and even though it was rated "easy", I failed to find it.  Oh well.
  • New Job....not much riding.

    Charlie6
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    So I started working for a new company this past week, Emerald Data Solutions, as their network/infrastructure engineer.  It's a virtual company in that all employees work from home.  Yep, 100% work from home, no more commuting in the crap traffic that is Denver traffic.I flew to Park City, Utah this past weekend for a team summit and meet most of the folks comprising the 24 person company.  Yep, small company with a family culture I am told and everyone was very welcoming from the president on down!  I've spent too much time in the big company/enterprise and I think I…
  • Lightening my Camping Load

    Charlie6
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Last year's ride to Alaska and back highlighted to me that the equipment I schlep along for camping is too big and heavy.I will be sticking with the two man tent that I have, for now, as I like to bring in my riding gear and assorted stuff at night.  It works, it's waterproof so long as I keep up on the waterproofing sprays.The stove I took was a two-burner stove from Coleman.  Worked great but bulky and heavy. src: googleRecently I found (while purging closets) the old field stove I had used while in the Army.  Its a Scorpion brand stove that uses butane canisters for fuel:A…
  • Additional Storage for Scarlett

    Charlie6
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    After seeing the ammunition cans used by the three Uralisti on their rigs during my recent visit with them as they crossed the country on US50; I began to have thoughts.So, the other day, I went to the local Army Surplus store and lucked upon a used storage container of rather strange "provenance".  Not a typical ammo can, not as robust but also not as heavy, it seems to have been a container for items belonging to a drogue or pop chute? Coerce?  Weird.The kangi characters suggest Chinese perhaps....the twoleft most characters are 8 and 9 What drew me to buy this box, was…
  • Two dogs, a sidecar and a ride to Mount Evans for one of the dogs.

    Charlie6
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    There are things in life which seem to attract and amuse most people, one of them is the sight of a dog riding in the tub of a sidecar rig.We've friends visiting from SE Texas.  Ken P. has visited by himself before while riding on his motorcycle.  This time, he brought his lovely wife Julana; they were up here visiting their son Eric who'd recently moved into the Denver Metro area for work.Ken and I are members of the Rounders, a group of riders who ride year round. Ken and Julana, along with their son Eric are dog people, and experienced trainers of said dogs.  I was very…
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    The Vintagent

  • 'CAFE RACERS' REVIEWED IN ULTIMATE MOTORCYCLING

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

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

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

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

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

  • Re: CRD's new boxer twins

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:01 pm
    A few years ago you couldn't sneeze without hitting a custom Honda CB. But the baton has now been passed to the BMW R-series.
  • Victory Motorcycles Pulls out the Stops for Sturgis

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Victory Motorcycles has packed the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally schedule with special events, with particular attention paid to Victory owners attending one of the world's largest motorcycle rallies.
  • Blonde Biker: 'Thank you' for another successful rally1:20 pm

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The Gold Wing Road Riders Association held their annual Buckeye Rally June 13-14 ,2014 at the Greene County Fairgrounds.
  • ARRAY(0x16ba75cc)

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Pat and Karla Shanahan are the owners of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn located in Lanesboro, Minn.
  • Pence ready for annual gov's motorcycle ride

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    The governor's office says Pence will join approximately 500 members of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education and other Indiana motorcyclists Friday for the 141-mile ride with stops in Columbus, Seymour and Madison.
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  • Musashi RT Harc-Pro calls the shots at Suzuka

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    The winners of the 2013 edition, the Musashi RT Harc-Pro Team have headed the qualification of this year’s Suzuka 8 hours. The Honda squad leads the Monster Energy Yamaha Team with YSP and Team Green the official Kawasaki squad respectively. The Top 10 was dominated by the Japanese based teams with the single exception being the Honda Endurance Racing Team who took 7th best time with Sébastien Gimbert. Recognised for his incredible performance last year, when he won on his debut at the Suzuka 8 hours riding for the Honda du Musashi RT Harc-Pro Team, Michael Van der Mark once again stunned…
  • Yorkshire shows hunger for cycling

    admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Although using the more traditional ‘pedal power’, the opening stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire was a massive hit for all who came to watch the once in a lifetime event. As the video shows, people flocked to the streets of Leeds on a sunny day in early July to see off the competitors, some of which can still be backed in the final stages of Le Tour in the sports bettingafter what has been the sternest of tests for the teams taking part. Engines and torque were not the centre of discussion that day in Leeds and across the country lanes but nonetheless thousands of people lined the…
  • Locked and loaded for Loket

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    It has been a customary stop on the calendar of the FIM Motocross World Championship for the best part of the last ten years, with seven Grand Prix’ over that time period, the steep and choppy clay based terrain in Loket, Czech Republic, gets set to host round fourteen of the seventeen round MXGP series. While the initial excitement heading into this weekend was the extremely high likelihood of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s teen-age sensation Jeffrey Herlings wrapping up his third consecutive FIM Motocross MX2 World Championship, everything has been thrown into turmoil with news breaking…
  • Seeley Magics up Double win to Close in on Title Chase

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Alastair Seeley got his campaign for the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship back on track at Brands Hatch last weekend by claiming a double win for the Mar-Train Yamaha team. In the Sprint race Seeley won a frantic last lap scrap with Graeme Gowland to win the dash to the line by 0.171s as they both closed in on the series leading Billy McConnell who crashed out of third, handing the position to Luke Jones. Seeley closed in further on McConnell’s lead in the Feature race after moving up through the field over the opening laps. At the front Jones and Gowland had been battling at the…
  • Sykes ends official test at Portimao on top

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    The two day official DWO test drew to a close today at Portimao’s Autodromo International do Algarve with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) the quickest rider thanks to his 1’42.719s lap time set this morning. The reigning champion and his teammate Loris Baz mainly focused on fine-tuning their ZX-10R as well as testing new items, whilst KRT EVO peer David Salom tried out new parts developed for what will be next year’s Kawasaki machine. Tom Sykes: “It was a useful test. In the first day the track was not in perfect conditions but we managed to make some progress with the ZX-10R anyway.
 
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    Sportbikes.net

  • EVR Ducati Desmosedici Clutch Cover

    motowheels
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm
    EVR Ducati Desmosedici Clutch Cover Pricing: $279.00 FREE Shipping Made in Italy, this EVR Ducati Desmosedici clutch cover is CNC turned and machined from a solid block of aluminum then anodized in your choice of black, gold, red or silver. There are very few clutch cover options available for the Desmosedici and certainly none as beautifully finished as this offering from EVR. Built to be strong for street and track use, this clutch cover is much more crashworthy than the original clutch cover. Install takes only minutes and is very simple. Includes stainless steel mounting bolts. * FREE…
  • Really triumph?

    serpentracer
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    A local guy is wanting to flush the brake fluid on his 2013 speed tripple. But he can't because of the abs. He has to take it to triumph to hook it up to the computer. That's just stupid shit right there. I am looking at bikes because I want a new one and the more I learn about triumphs the less I want one. This pretty much solidified my decision I'm not buying a triumph. I'm just going to stick with a Yamaha. They built the diagnostic system into the stock computer you can access and use via the instrument cluster. It also brought the abs crap to my attention. If that's what bike companies…
  • CORSE DYNAMICS Adjustable Shift Linkage: Ducati 1199 / 899 Panigale

    motowheels
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Allows easy adjustment without removal of the shifter. $59.95 CORSE DYNAMICS Adjustable Shift Linkage: Ducati 1199 / 899 Panigale The factory shift rod on the Ducati Panigale is right hand thread on both sides preventing adjustment without fully removing the linkage from the bike. The Corse Dynamics kit includes a new adjuster rod that allows for adjustment on the bike with simple tools. Kit Includes: -Aluminum adjuster rod (right hand thread on one side, left hand thread on one side) -Left hand threaded heim joint -Left hand threaded jam nut * FREE continental USA shipping on orders over…
  • Let Jesus Take the Wheel

    rgbeard
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    JUST when you think you've heard every excuse for an accident: Police: Driver Who Asked Jesus To Take The Wheel Hit Motorcyclist « CBS Cleveland Usually when someone says “Jesus take the wheel” it’s meant to help them through a rough patch in life. But police say an Indiana woman took the phrase literally on July 11th, when she took her hands off the steering wheel as she was driving. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette reports 25-year-old Prionda Hill told authorities she let go of the wheel because “God told her he would take it from here.” Unfortunately for Anthony Olivery, her car…
  • Closeout: DAINESE N-Frame Back Back Protector , $74

    motowheels
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Limited availability. DAINESE N-Frame Back 1 Back Protector Price: $119.95 Sale: $74.95 DAINESE N-Frame Back 2 Back Protector Price: $119.95 Sale: $74.95 DAINESE N-Frame Back 3 Back Protector Price: $119.95 Sale: $74.95 FREE Shipping No sales Tax One Free re-ship for size exchange Features: Back protector certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard (Lev. 2) Articulated plates in Astronmemory and polypropylene foam sandwich. Lumbar band with double adjustment strap Flexible construction. Adjustable straps Lumbar strip liner and braces in double jersey. * Check out our Closeout Sale section for deals:…
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    Harley Davidson News

  • M-7 region can't leave any jobs on the table

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    In its July 15 editorial, "What a migration north means for the M-7 region" , the Journal Sentinel argues that while the recent relocation announcements by both Briggs & Stratton Corp. and Uline Inc. are big wins that will bring 845 jobs to the Milwaukee region from elsewhere in the United States, this is not the way to create real, long-term ... (more)
  • Harleys Star in Marvel's Avenger Movie

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A note from today, July 25, at San Diego's Comic-Con: Natasha Romanoff, whose catchy nickname is the "Black Widow," will be riding a Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire electric motorcycle in the next Marvel's Avengers movie, Age of Ultron.
  • New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Image Features Black Widow With...

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
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  • Pet of the Week: Harley, Davidson share unique bond

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Look at these dear little faces. Harley, a 7-year-old black Lab mix, and his friend Davidson, a 7-year-old spaniel mix, have a very special history together.
  • Harley lovers converge for rally in Spokane Valley - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 PST

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Dennis and Edie Fisk made the eight-hour ride to Spokane Valley from Pacific City, Ore., to join more than 1,500 Harley-Davidson riders at a four-day rally this weekend.
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    Robb Report – Your Global Luxury Resource

  • Cremieux Opens Its First U.S. Boutique

    Carolyn Meers
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The French clothing brand Cremieux, known for its preppy, brightly colored men’s attire, has opened its first boutique stateside, in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. The two-level space is the exclusive home to the brand’s first-ever American-made designs, which include velvet loafers ($495), hand-knit pocket squares ($95), and ties ($115). The new store also carries Cremieux’s line of European-made cotton sweaters (from $170), lightweight cotton jackets (from $435), and dress shirts (from $160). Many items are a...
  • San Francisco’s Quince Restaurant Moves to the Hedge Gallery for the curATE Dinner Series

    Anush Benliyan
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    While San Francisco’s Quince is temporarily closed for renovations this summer, the Michelin two-star restaurant will move to the city’s Hedge Gallery for a five-week pop-up dinner series. Uniting the visual and culinary arts, curATE will transform the Jackson Square gallery into a dining room cum art exhibition from July 30 through August 30. The dinner series will merge the locally sourced Northern California cuisine of chef Michael Tusk with diverse artwork from some of the city’s most acclaimed curators, i...
  • The VPI Classic Direct-Drive Turntable Offers Superior Vinyl Playback

    Jeff Dorgay
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    For over 30 years, New Jersey’s VPI Industries has been making some of the world’s finest belt-drive turntables. With its new Classic Direct-Drive Turntable, the company takes a different design approach. Introduced in the late 1960s, direct-drive turntables use a motor placed directly beneath the record platter and attached to it. (The motor of a belt-drive table, by contrast, is offset from the platter and spins it using a connected belt or band.) Direct-drive tables typically offer superior stability and re...
  • Better Bistro Experiences

    Gloria Dawson
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Lights are a good pair, mixing Paris’s je ne sais quoi with New York’s straight-shooting style. There are plenty of French bistros in New York City, but not all are worthy of mention. In classic New York style, we’ll get right to the point: Here are the five bistros worthy of your attention during your own domestic Tour de France. Into the Fryer Sure, you can get steak frites most anywhere, but very few establishments carry a full-time french-fry attendant....
  • Cycling with a Six-Pack

    Shaun Tolson
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    You need only tune in for a few minutes of the Tour de France to understand that the event is all about speed. As you watch the world’s best cyclists powering up the French Alps and tearing through the streets of Paris, you’ll notice that there’s nothing superfluous on their racing bikes. If an item doesn’t make the bike lighter or faster, if it doesn’t provide the rider with any advantage, or if it can’t be designed in a streamlined way, it’s simply not on the bike. Not a single bike racing in the Tour de Fra...
 
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    Fuzzygalore.com

  • Throwback Thursday: Feeling Free in the Redwoods

    Fuzzygalore
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Maybe it is a symptom of living in suburbia less than an hour from the megatropolis of New York City – but I find that it takes a while for me to adjust to really letting the magnitude of nature and even of people to find it’s way in. Now that isn’t to say that I don’t look at things in the natural world and find them beautiful, I absolutely do. It’s more like – there is a shell surrounds my life that needs to get chipped away to get back to being “normal” when I leave this place. There is an unnatural hustle that needs to seep out of my pores…
  • Shadowriding with My Favorite Girl

    Fuzzygalore
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    Before she was a fully realized thought in my belly, my daughter has been riding along with me. It has been some time since she’s been perched on the pillion seat of my Tiger, usually opting instead to take the Queen’s seat in the sidecar of the Ural. As we prepped ourselves to head out for an evening en plein air I asked her if she wanted to take the Tiger or the Ural. To my surprise she opted for the Triumph. There are moments in parenthood where you recognize the growth of your child seemingly all at once. My now teenage daughter has grown up overnight. We stand eye to eye,…
  • Finally Ordered Myself a Spot Tracker

    Fuzzygalore
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Well, I finally broke down and ordered a Spot Gen 3 Tracker. I hope that I never, ever need it and it becomes a $150 insurance policy. I’d been waffling on the whole topic - feeling like I never go anywhere remote enough to warrant having one. But as history shows, I could fling myself down in to a ravine or get into trouble a few hundred miles from home just as easily as some highfalutin globe trotter. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that just in the last 6 months I have been quite a few places that had no cell service. So,… what the hell? At the very least…
  • Throwback Thursday: Ride the Lightning

    Fuzzygalore
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    This morning I was thinking about all of the wonderful people and unexpected friendships that I’ve made because of the internet. My upcoming trip overseas will be with Ed and Pimmie, people that I met on the internet. Hell, I met my husband Kenny on a group ride with people from a forum. For kids who have been exposed to it for their whole lives, this may seem “normal,” but at 40 years old, I have been able to witness the progression of not having any internet, to some static-laden whirs and buzzes and you’ve got mail, to having the world at your fingertips in your…
  • Skinnying Down My Motorcycle Clothing Packing for Fly-and-Ride

    Fuzzygalore
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    When push comes to shove I can be a fairly light packer when it comes to traveling on the motorcycle. Even so, I *still* take more stuff than I need. By stuff, I usually mean clothes. Invariably I shove a few “I might need an extra…” items in my bag. With an upcoming trip to the Alps, I’ve been trying to consider ways to skinny down my packing a little more. Doing the fly-and-ride presents its own challenges in terms of making sure whatever you have with you will fit into a space that you can’t lay your eyes on. I’ll be renting the same type of bike I did…
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  • Rollie – 82 XS650

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

    Ted
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Thomas Minor – Denver survivor long chop - survivor bike i found last summer and has since gone through complete resurrection. Well I got the bike this past winter and Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • South African 1010cc cafe racer

    Ted
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    John Goodenough  - Hi, Motor was built back in the early ’90s by Tony Hall and Graham Diederiks, a South African builder who would fly to England with cranks in his Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
  • George 1982Yamaha chopper

    Ted
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    George loera - I built this bike around my motor had it bored out to 750 CC looking to sell this bike cause I bought another one.   SEND IN YOUR Continue Reading → SEND IN YOUR XS650 PICS NOW.
 
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  • Update . . . Yamaha R25 baru masuk mass pro Awal Juli kemarin

    Taufik
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Bro sekalian, Buat para Indener Online Yamaha R25, RingPiston dapat update News terbaru soal Sport 250 cc duasilinder twin DOHC andalan yamaha Indonesia ini. Motor ini akhirnya Sudah Masuk Line Produksi Massal di Plant radjiman Pulogadung per tanggal 1 Juli 2014 kemarin. menurut sumber RingPiston Ini sesuai atau boleh dibilang On Schedule dengan rencana yamaha Indonesia Artinya apa? Buat para Indener, janji yamaha yang akan mulai melakukan Distribusi R25 ke para Konsumen prioritas yakni para pemegang data Inden Online sepertinya akan terwujud . . . hmm Agustus nanti bakalan Mulai berseliweran…
  • Next Yamaha Jupiter MX King 150 . . . Menurut Bro Platformnya bebek atau Ayam Jago?

    Taufik
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bro Sekalian, menilik postingan tmcblog yang didasarkan gambar dari viewiewhite terkuak lah penguatan bahwa Jupiter MX nanti akan menggunakan Platform mesin 150 cc dengan nama baru yang disinyalir Jupiter MX King 150 . . . nah opini saya adalah, blok mesin atas dan segela macemnya disana akan sebagian/ full mengadopsi part dari IPA dan 2PK ( Yamaha Vixion dan Yamaha R15) . . . Namun yang menjadi pertanyaannya, Strategy Platform bentuk apakah yang akan di adopsi oleh Yamaha? . . . akan kah masih berbentuk bebek, ataukah Ayak Jago masalah bentuk ayam Jago, Yamaha dulu pernah punya Contoh yakni…
  • Seperti apa Segmen Motor Streetbike 200-an cc kedepan?

    Taufik
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Bro sekalian, Seperti Kita ketahui dulu sekitar 1 dekade ke belakang segmen motor sport 200-an cc 4 tak boleh dibilang merupakan segmen Premiumnya Motor di indonesia Baik Honda, yamaha dan Suzuki Pernah Punya Segmen di kelas 200-an cc ini. Honda Tiger, Scorpio 225 dan thunder 250 adalah nama yang cukup ngetop berada di Piramida tertinggi Sport produksi Lokal saat itu. Dan bahkan Sampai sampai Pabrikan setelah itu seperti bajaj akhirnya terahir memiliki beberapa varian 200-an cc sampai akhirnya di belnd dengan marketing Kawasaki, varian 200 cc ( Pulsar 200 NS) masih setia dan sekarang menjadi…
  • Yamaha Serow 250 masuk NJKB . . . Versi YIMM apa IU nih ya?

    Taufik
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Bro sekalian, kaget euuy lihat laman Pajak Kendaraan bermotor DKI jakarta di bagian yamaha . . . Disana terlihat ada satu nama bengis dualsport 250 cc satu silinder yamaha Global yang bernama Yamaha Serow 250. Harga NJKB dari yamaha Serow yang di state boleh dibilang cukup tinggi . . . 57,2 Juta rupiah mas bro . . . spek mesinnya sendiri boleh dibilang merupakan Bore up dari mesin Scorpio 225 yang naik menjadi  249 cc  . . . yap, masih Pendingin udara, SOHC, 2 Klep dengan spek performa Power maksimal 14kW(18PS)@ 7,500 r/min dan torsi maksimal 19N・m(1.9 kgf・m)@ 6,500 r/min. . .
  • Jelang MotoGP Assen 2014 . . . Data dan fakta

    Taufik
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Bro sekalian, berikut ini adalah data dan fakta MotoGP Assen yang dissusun Dr Martin raines kolumnis MotoGP untuk  seri ke 8 MotoGP yang akan diselenggarakan Sabtu ini. Berikut data dan fakta yang terjadi Pada jelang gelaran satu satunya yang diadakan hari sabtu. Penasaran  Cekidot Alex Espargaro Start dari Posisi Pole Seri MotoGP Untuk pertama kali pada 150 kali keikutsertaannya pada karis Grand prix Pole Nya Aleix kemarin menghentikan 8 kali Pole Possition Honda di Musim 2014 ini Terakhir kalinya Pole Possition di ambil oleh Konstruktor selain Honda, yamaha, Suzuki atau Ducati adalah di…
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    A Time To Ride

  • Helmet Stories Ride to Pangi Valley 2014

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    When you ride a motorcycle, and you crave adventure, you are always looking for that special road trip that challenges you and your bike to the core - a ride that resonates within you long after the... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • And this Odyssey comes to an end

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    After a long days ride we roll into Leh where I say goodbye to the crew of the 11th Himalayan Odyssey and make my way back to Mumbai to start planning my own crazy rides into the mountains. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • The view from Tanglangla

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The ride from the More Plains to Tanglangla is always an interesting one as far back as I can remember the road has been under construction but it seems soon it will be a strip of Tarmac. The... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Evenings at Sarchu

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    While the rest of the Himalayan Odessy hung around the camp in Sarchu catching their breath watching the sun go down Rahul, Ketan and I went out and had a little fun. Cogito, Ergo Zoom
  • Suraj Tal

    30 Jun 2014 | 9:03 pm
    This is what I love about the mountains every time you visit everything is the same but so different. The first time I rode passed Suraj Tal it was cold, pissing down and we rode most of the way in a... Cogito, Ergo Zoom
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    Motocross Press

  • On Track Scholarships Awarded at Loretta Lynn's

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

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

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

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

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

  • Woof! Speed and Strength Dogs of War Collection

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Woof woof!  What’s that, boy? Your combat fatigues can’t handle the rough-and-tumble life of a biker? Well, that’s a lot for a dog to think about.  No matter, S&S does the thinking for you.  With the Speed and Strength Dogs of War Pants (armored, by the way) you get the cut and style of traditional jeans, but with the comfort and breathability of regular cotton. Moto functionality by way of Kevlar panels and CE armor means you aren’t at the mercy of Sally SUV and Randy Road Rash. A distressed wash and slash cut hip pockets mean you won’t be pegged as a Power…
  • Speed and Strength: Rust and Redemption Collection

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Krause Gear Geek Follow Me on G+You were once rusty, but have since been redeemed.  We all know what that first spring riding day is like.  That asphalt looks really rough, guys.  And those SUVs are much bigger than were last year. Does this jacket make my biceps look big?  Be anxious no longer!  The Rust & Redemption Collection is here to assuage your fear. Vintage inspired gear with the obligatory S&S twist will keep you safe from pothole-plagued roads and distracted drivers alike.First up is the Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Leather Jacket.
  • Speed and Strength: Chain Reaction Collection

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Krause Gear Geek Follow Me on G+Speed and Strength is many things, but practical isn’t one of them.  Until now, that is.  With their new Chain Reaction Collection, S&S steps into the multi-season ring and goes for the Tyson knockout. With the Speed and Strength Chain Reaction Textile Jacket and Chain Reaction Gloves we have a near-complete set of 3 season warm weather gear.With ample venting and a waterproof liner, the Speed and Strength Chain Reaction Jacket is the perfect sport-touring or commuting jacket for riders not keen on turning around when stormy clouds show up.
  • Speed and Strength: New SS2400 Series

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Spurgeon DunbarGear Geek Follow Me on G+It was barely 8:00am and the heat was already suffocating as I rolled the KTM 530 EXC across the floor of the California desert. The bike was not mine, the gear was borrowed, and I had not ridden in the dirt in almost five years. One of my friends had made the mistake of offering up a spare ride and I was not about to turn down an adventure in the desert.There are plenty of riders out there that need a decent dirt helmet that can be picked up for cheap, destroyed, and replaced for cheap once it destroyed. The SS2400 Helmet is the first helmet to issue…
  • Speed and Strength: Tough as Nails Gloves

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Getting a grip can be tough. Whether it is in life or on the road, the ability to grasp what you need to can prove a cumbersome task. Finding the right way to streamline your approach by utilizing the tools most attune to your desires is paramount. For lightweight, warm weather riding the new Speed and Strength Tough As Nails 2.0 Gloves are a great place to start in your search for an entry-level motorcycle glove with attitude. With a split thermoplastic knuckle protector encased in a leather/textile dual-construction outer shell, proper design has been employed to offer light moto…
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    LeatherUp Blog

  • AMA Petition To Return Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites

    Katie Royale
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive today to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066.  A recent Office [...] Related posts: The New Moto Guzzi California 1400 – “California Dreamin” from Italy New Government Study Shows No Progress in Reducing Motorcyclist Deaths…
  • British Customs’ Vintage Vendetta Speedmaster

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

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

    Katie Royale
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    If you’re gearing up for your trip to the Sturgis rally this year in South Dakota then you’re likely either a Country fan or a Rock fan as far as music goes. Biker culture and Rock go together like rubber and asphalt. That’s why it’s a particularly good year for music lovers at Sturgis 2014 [...] Related posts: Take the Ride to Sturgis – Official 2012 Sturgis Promotional Music Video Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Victory Motorcycles at the 2012 Sturgis Rally – New Victory Location and Events Schedule
  • Is a 2015 Suzuki GSR1000 Coming?

    Katie Royale
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
      Speculation for the 2014 trade shows is starting to trickle in, and the fine journalists at the German magazine Motorrad have for us the latest gossip regarding a new model for 2015. Confirming a great deal of speculation, Motorrad tips that we will see a Suzuki GSR1000 at October’s  Custom Cafe Racer Motorcycle Kits for Transforming an Old Suzuki S40 by Ryca Motors – Photos and Video Video: 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R vs. 2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 Yamaha Will Sell $500 Motorcycle in India – Cheapest Yamaha Motorcycle
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    Pipeburn.com

  • Interview: Max from Hazan Motorcycles

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

    Scott
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Written by Ian Lee. Crocker motorcycles are something else. The styling is amazing, while still having an air of functionality about them. The main problem you will find with these bikes is the rarity, which in turn boosts the price beyond the reach of mere mortals. Those lines though, that is the look you want, so how do you get it? Utopian Customs have come up with an answer, producing their own homage to the Crocker marque, using a 1979 Yamaha and their ingenuity to bring this speedway bike to life. Which in turn is something else in itself. Inspired by the picture of a 1935 Crocker…
  • 76′ Honda CB750 by Raccia Motorcycles

    Scott
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    It’s not every day you get stalked by a Hollywood actor to build you a bike. But that’s exactly what happened to Mike LaFountain from Raccia Motorcycles. One day he receives a phone call from motorcycle nut and actor Ryan Reynolds asking to build him his dream bike. Ryan has a nice collection of motorcycles, but the bike that started it all when he was a teenager was a 1976 CB750. We were lucky enough to ask Ryan a few questions about this project and his passion for old CB’s… How did you discover Mike from Raccia Motorcycles? Did you see a certain bike he built? I…
  • ‘76 Harley Ironhead – Van Hai Nguyen

    Andrew
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    When you think about it, basements kind of have a bum rap. For instance, how many movies have you seen where the characters go down into a basement and wonderful things happen? The answer is, of course, not many. The more likely scenarios usually involve people being tied up, power tools being used for things that their user’s manual would definitely not condone and the odd sex dungeon or twelve. But here’s a story that cellar lovers all over the world will be cheering; a basement in Berlin that was used to create art rather than remove body parts. Introducing Van Hai Nguyen…
  • Throttle Roll Video & Wrap Up

    Scott
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    Written by Mark Hawwa, Throttle Roll creator.  Throttle Roll wrapped up around 2 months ago and if any of you have ever been to an awesome party or an amazing holiday, the return to normal life goes two ways. You either curl up on the lounge depressed wanting to go back or you buzz. You typically buzz for a couple days and enthusiastically wait for the next time you can enjoy yourself that much again. Its been 8 weeks. I’m still buzzing. What makes me buzz? It’s the fact that I can bring 6000 people together for an event that focuses on niche motorcycles. The fact that those…
 
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    Everyday Riding

  • Fun at a Track Night

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

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

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

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

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

  • BMW Introduces First Cornering ABS

    RoadRUNNER
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Back in 1988 BMW became the first motorcycle manufacturer to release a bike equipped with ABS brakes. In 2009 the German company unveiled the S 1000 RR super bike, the first with both ABS and dynamic traction control (DTC in BMW speak). Since then, with BMW’s proprietary Race ABS (and an incredible engine), the S […]
  • Trans America Trail: The Blindside

    Joseph Trey
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    It’s our first full day ride together and we are getting a late start. I have been up for a while, but have yet to see my riding partner. Maybe he has a bit of altitude sickness, or it’s the spirit of my dad keeping things at a slow and easy pace, or possibly it […]
  • Schuberth Demo Ride Program

    RoadRUNNER
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Like motorcycles themselves, helmets can be an expensive investment, especially high-end ones. Few riders would purchase a new motorcycle without at least taking it for a short ride first. Schuberth North America has realized this fact and decided to offer a test ride program for their helmets. Peter Meade, Schuberth North America’s National Sales Manager, […]
  • West Virginia Wonder: The 2014 RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

    RoadRUNNER
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    For its ninth year RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend was held in the beautiful Snowshoe Ski Resort deep in the mountains of West Virginia. The 300 or so riders and passengers arrived at the Expo Center at the top of the mountain on Thursday night. The crowd, consisting of a great mix of those new to […]
  • Touring Vermont and Making the Pitch

    RoadRUNNER
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What do you get when you combine ABC’s Shark Tank TV show with a motorcycle tour of Vermont? The answer is Road Pitch, a project of FreshTracks Capital, a Vermont based venture capital firm, and founder Cairn Cross. It will work like this, 25 Vermont entrepreneurs, investors, and business advisors will ride around the state […]
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    Return of the Cafe Racers

  • The Legend Honda CB100

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

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

    Geoff Baldwin
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    A couple of months back I flew to Sydney to attend one of Australia's best custom motorcycle events. Organised by Mark Hawwa of Sydney Cafe Racers, Throttle Roll is a 2 day music, motorcycle, lifestyle festival that takes place at a huge pub just outside of Sydney's CBD. A great wall of custom motorcycles rising up over 10 meters high surrounded the pubs beer garden, beer flowed freely and live music kept everyone's feet tapping till well after the sun had set. Outside the pub hundreds more bikes lined the streets with just as many jaw dropping custom builds as we'd seen…
  • Cognito Moto CB750

    Geoff Baldwin
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    "I started Cognito Moto with the black and red Honda CB550 featured on Return of the Cafe Racers last year. This is my latest build a which started off as a '74 CB750 frame and motor I picked up for $400. The original plan was to use parts I had laying around to build a 2 up for the wife and I to tool around town. After the initial mock up and back and forth between tanks the build changed quickly and a quickly became bit more extreme."Read more »Return of the Cafe…
  • Return of the Cafe Racers turns 10

    Geoff Baldwin
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    The bike that started it all. The W650 Cafe Racer I built in 2007. Photo by Jason Lau Ten years ago I had an idea. I had discovered the world of Cafe Racers and I decided to build my own. Around about the same time I also discovered the world of blogging and decided to document the entire build and everything I learnt about Cafe Racers along the way. Ten years on the site is still going strong and I've enjoyed every minute of the journey. I've featured countless amazing custom builds from some of the world's best backyard builders and custom workshops, I've built a loyal following of…
 
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    YouMotorcycle

  • It Was Ride To Work Day (Does Anybody Care?)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rumor Mill: Tommy Searle Going to KTM?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Breyer Law Offices
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Of the more than 5,020 accidents reported in Tucson each year by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), a large number are classified as Tucson motorcycle collisions. While the most serious motorcycle accident cases in Tucson do not involve death, they do result in severe injuries. More than 3,830 individuals involved in car crashes in Tucson each year sustain serious injuries and nearly 50 individuals sustain injuries that either immediately or later cause their deaths. Nearly half of the car crash deaths in this city are caused by drunk drivers in addition to more than 370…
 
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  • How to Keep Your Motorcycle from Overheating

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

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

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

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

    Ryan
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    A lot of us riders have grown up riding dirt bikes and many still do as we get older.  When the passion for riding is born into us a young age, it’s hard to let it go.  That’s what makes the transition to street riding almost inevitable.  As soon as we are old enough, we look to explore further than the track and trails.  That search leads many riders to take the next step, which is to buy a street bike and hit the roads.  But what if that rider doesn’t have the cash flow to purchase another bike just for the street?  Or what if they just don’t want to get off of their favorite…
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  • AMA Announces Full Roster Of US Team Members Contesting 2014 ISDE

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

    TwoWheelMania
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles and other agencies removing CHP lane-splitting guidelines from their websites and…
  • Ready for The Rally: Essentials For your Ride to Sturgis

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

    TwoWheelMania
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Eli Tomac Dominates At Spring Creek To Claim First Career 450 Class Victory 450MX Start – Photo: Amy Schaaf The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its annual visit to the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” on Saturday with the La Crescent Wine & Spirit Spring Creek National from Spring Creek MX Park in Minnesota’s Mississippi River Valley. While hometown riders were focal points on the afternoon, it was a rookie who stole the show in the 450 Class as GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac dominated en route to his first career win, sweeping each of…
  • I Spy: Is a new 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide on the Way?

    Eric Ellis
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The last time the Road Glide was in the Harley line up was in 2013, with three iterations: Road Glide Custom (seen here), Road Glide Ultra, and 110th Anniversary Edition CVO Road Glide Custom In what seems to be a very rare occasion by Harley-Davidson, spy photos have snuck out of what we can only speculate to be a new 2015 Road Glide model (see images here on motorcycle.com), that if not part of the 2015 OE lineup will probably be released as a mid-year model (Harley has been all about mid-year models for the past couple years). Many Harley enthusiasts were shocked to learn that the Road…
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  • Spring Creek Photo Gallery

    marketing
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray supported Rockstar Energy racers Jason Anderson and Joey Savatgy in action from the recent AMA Nationals in Millville, MN. Images are courtesy Rockstar Energy Racing. Related posts: Budd’s Creek Photo Gallery Budd’s Creek Photo Gallery Rockstar KTM Photo Gallery
  • Runner-Up Result For Bel-Ray Racer Graham Jarvis At Romaniacs

    marketing
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    Runner-Up Result For Jarvis At Romaniacs Graham Jarvis’ three-year reign at the Red Bull Romaniacs ends with hard fought runner-up result Words and photos by Husqvarna. Photo credit Future 7 Media Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has finally seen his incredible unbeaten run of form at the Red Bull Romaniacs finally come to an end having finished as runner-up in this year’s race. Entering the weeklong race in Sibiu, Romania as the defending champion, Jarvis got his title defence off to great start by claiming second place in Tuesday’s City Prologue. With the race…
  • Budd’s Creek Photo Gallery

    marketing
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Photo gallery of Bel-Ray sponsored Rockstar Energy Racing riders Jason Anderson and Joey Savatgy from last weekend’s event at Budd’s Creek, Maryland. Images courtesy Rockstar Energy Racing. Related posts: Budd’s Creek Photo Gallery Rockstar KTM Photo Gallery Las Vegas Supercross Photo Gallery
  • Finland MXGP Photo Gallery

    marketing
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Photo gallery of  Bel-Ray racers in action from the recent MXGP in Finland. Racers featured include; Tommy Searle, Thomas Covington, Dylan Ferrandis, Dean Ferris, Nathan Watson, Romain Febvre and Aleksandr Tonkov. Images courtesy Kawasaki Europe and Husqvarna (Husqvarna Photo Credit J.P. Acevedo). Related posts: Sweden MXGP Photo Gallery German MXGP Photo Gallery Thailand MXGP Photo Gallery
 
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  • I was feeling old until …

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

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

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

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

    helmetorheels
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Haven’t posted in a while mostly because I’m not riding. I’m counting down the days till my next appointment with the neurologist – 27 days in case you were wondering. My motorcycle isn’t sitting still because my son has been riding it the last couple of weeks. Today was one of the harder days not being able to throw a leg over and ride to work because the weather was perfect with very little wind. If my hubby hadn’t taken his cycle to work I would have been very tempted to just do it. Okay, I’m done whining … at least for today  Instead…
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  • honda cb750 bobber by tin can customs

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

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

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

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

    Adrian S
    29 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    Camaraderie is one of the best things about motorcycling. We’ve all found ourselves travelling down the road and coming across a motorcyclist pulled over. We ask ourselves the same familiar questions: Should I pull over and check on this person? Is he or she in trouble or just stretching legs? There a million reasons why ... The post helping a motorcyclist on the side of the road appeared first on bikerMetric.
 
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  • Drum & Bell Tower Demolition

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    After hearing about the Drum & Bell Tower demolition 3 years ago, i've been encouraging as many people as I can to visit it before this slice of history disappears. It looks like time ran out and they're actually beginning demolition of the tower now. R.I.P. A beautiful piece of Beijing history.Full Story here: http://online.thatsmags.com/post/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-historic-drum-and-bell-area-buildings-look-set-for-demolition
  • Raising the Roof

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

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

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

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

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

    Admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    KENT, CT – Friends Neil Tolhurst, Dean Mojon and I were seated on a wood bench across the street from Kent Coffee & Chocolate in downtown Kent on a recent Sunday around midday when a bright yellow Honda Gold Wing pulled to a stop in front of us. As we chatted in our normal voices, […] The post Kent Poised To Crack Down On Loud Pipes appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Every Indian Has A Story At Indian Day

    Admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    SPRINGFIELD, MA – Doug Miles bought his red Indian Chief right out of the carton. He was in the U.S. Navy at the time, stationed on Puerto Rico. The bike had been destined for the police department but when the delivery fell through, the dealer was anxious to sell it. Miles recalled the dealer told him, “I’ll sell […] The post Every Indian Has A Story At Indian Day appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • German-made Triumph Hit At Doc’s Inaugural Vintage Show

    Admin
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    WATERBURY, CT – The badge on the gas tank bore the word “Triumph,” but the “swoosh” was above the name, not below. It swept from to the top of the “T” to the “h” and not from the bottom of the “r” as is usually seen. The shift lever was on the left, too, when it […] The post German-made Triumph Hit At Doc’s Inaugural Vintage Show appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
  • Indian Is Going Two-Tone for 2015

    Admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Indian is going two-tone for 2015. In its first announcement regarding its 2015 lineup, Indian says its three models – Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain – will be available in two-tone color schemes for the first time. While MSRPs and other details won’t be announced until the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally next month, Indian has […] The post Indian Is Going Two-Tone for 2015 appeared first on Ride CT & Ride New England.
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  • Motorcycle Republik

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

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

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

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

    Nick Prionas
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Suzuki Rm125 connecting rods will straight fit the Honda Rs125 NF4 & RS250 NF5 bikes. It is +6mm longer than stock though, so be prepared for some more mods prior installation to the engine.The 110mm Suzuki connecting rods are from Rm125 2004-2008 models.
 
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  • Why I'm Not Going To Sturgis & Why I Wish I Could

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

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

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

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    The Project Rushmore bikes from Harley-Davidson haven’t exactly had smooth sailing. In its third major recall of the Project Rushmore line, The Motor Company announced a massive recall of ABS-equipped 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring and CVO Touring models. The problem? Some of these bikes’ front wheels may lock up without warning. We haven’t done a scientific test, but that would indeed be bad.S66,421 units with anti-lock brakes built between June 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014 are affected. Harley-Davidson says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame,…
  • Kids Police Motorcycle - Unboxing, Race, and Review! (Warning Cute Alert)

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
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  • 11 Ways You Can Help Your Providence Auto Accident Lawyer

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

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

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

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

    Kevin Landry
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:16 pm
    There are a number of factors that determine the value of your case or the amount of money that you should be compensated for a fractured bone injury. In actual fact, the settlement value of any case is the prediction of what the jury will decide while determining the value of your claim. Now if you’ve got a fractured bone injury, how can that impact on the value of settlement or the court award that you’re likely to receive? Of course, any dollar amount will depend on a number of unique facts about your case, but there are common factors that apply to anyone with multiple fractures…
 
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  • Any tips for keeping cool on the bike?

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

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

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

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

    Dexter Scull
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    I lost my scrotum. No, not in a medical sense. What do you call the little bag that your waterproof overtrousers pack down into? I call it a scrotum… The last time I had to stop and put them on, then set off again I must have left the scrotum lying around somewhere. So now […] The post Balls! appeared first on MotoGoLoco Blogs.
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  • Motorcycle Review: My thoughts on our new 2014 Ultra Limited…Part 5… Really Harley…really

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

    warrenscottmassey
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    warrenscottmassey:Whiy not…. Can you say Rally Cross? Originally posted on The other pictures.: Don’t know what to do with an abandoned building? Make it into a motorcycle track! -Pille- View original
  • Motorcycle Review: My thoughts on our new 2014 Ultra Limited…Part 4

    warrenscottmassey
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
      In this part of my review of the 2014 Ultra Limited I take on the Infotainment System. There has been a lot discussion of this system on many different sources. I am not going to rehash known issues (i.e. GPS only able to handle 9 waypoint), but what I have personally witnessed as either good or bad. The most important thing I have taken away from actual use and reading on other forms/blogs….wait until you hit “Accept” on the screen before starting the motorcycle! Infotainment system overall: Not the reason for buying the bike but, what I considered at the time, as…
  • Motorcycle Review: My thoughts on our new 2014 Ultra Limited…Part 3

    warrenscottmassey
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    In this installment of my review of our new 2014 Ultra Limited….. Tour Pak/Saddlebags: The new latching system is a GREAT improvement! The new Tour Pak is better than the old style. Easy as that…as long as I remember to use the new latch and not try and open it the old way, oh it happens every now and again! See the pictures below for detail Rear End: Looks good, well lit with the new tour pak lighting. The only distraction to its overall appearance is the “vents(?)” where the bag fillers will go after you buy them. Engine and transmission: Harley Davidson claims that they made…
  • Motorcycle Radio: The DawgHouse episode #268 is up!

    warrenscottmassey
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Motorcycle Radio…The #1 Motorcycle Show in the US   The podcast for episode # 268 is now available.  On this show… – Ken’s News – PAL-V Flying Car is actually a flying motorcycle! Vintage motorcycle cannonball run. Warren was right about the Harley recall – which became officially suspiciously just after the release of Harley’s quarterly earnings report. Freedom of speech means even idiots are allowed to voice their uneducated opinions about loud pipes. – Warren’s News – 9 Epic Motorcycle Road Trips, from ABC News? Epic ride gone wrong, body found near motorcycle…
 
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  • High Flow Fuel Valves

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

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

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

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

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