METZELER Launches New Range Of Vintage And Classic Tires At Intermot Cologne Motorcycle Show

Metzeler1Yesterday, METZELER introduced the new SPORTEC™ Klassik tire at the International INTERMOT Show, which runs from October 1-5, in the city of Cologne, Germany. The SPORTEC™ Klassik is the new METZELER tire in the Classic segment for owners of motorcycles built since the 70s. In recent years we have witnessed a growing trend, the revival of classic motorcycles from years past. Motorcycles from the last 30 years of the 20th century come to life again thanks to restoration or customization, thus giving rise to the Vintage trend, already very popular in the world of design and clothing.

Metzeler2Metzeler3These motorcycles are often at a disadvantage because they are bound to older technology compared to more modern machines, which are equipped with cutting-edge safety systems and tires – and therefore they are not fully benefiting from the rapid tire developments of the last decade.
The tires of these machines have many diverse sizes which are now little used in new street and touring motorcycles, and for this reason they are often neglected in the design of new tires by tire manufacturers. The SPORTEC™ Klassik conception is inspired by the glorious ME1™ CompK, the first tire with “bias belted” (MBS) technology launched by METZELER in the mid-80s, which became a hit among sports bike owners during those years. Continue reading ‘METZELER Launches New Range Of Vintage And Classic Tires At Intermot Cologne Motorcycle Show’

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Ducati Unveils The 2015 Scrambler. A 800 cc Retro Classic Motorcycle To Attract Young, New Riders And Women.

ducatiscramblerAt Intermot in Germany, after months of teasing previews on social media and at locations around the world, Italian manufacturer Ducati unveiled Tuesday its new for 2015 Scrambler motorcycle, an affordable update on a retro-classic design aimed at a new generation of riders, that will also appeal to those who remember Ducati’s first motorcycle built for the U.S. market in 1962 and carrying the same Scrambler name.

The Scrambler is a light 800cc air-cooled twin cylinder-powered motorcycle built for the street or modest off-pavement enduro riding with a price around $8,600. It is light and agile, weighing 375 pounds dry, with wide handlebars for easy control and a comfortable seating position. It is built on a familiar-looking steel Trellis frame and features knobby Pirelli tires capable on both the street or on the trail. Design incorporates retro styling elements, such as a tear-drop shaped fuel tank with side logo panels. Continue reading ‘Ducati Unveils The 2015 Scrambler. A 800 cc Retro Classic Motorcycle To Attract Young, New Riders And Women.’

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New Triple Tree 49 mm Wide Glide For Harley-Davidson Breakout Model

breakouttriple_tree1breakouttriple_tree2At Intermot, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair October 1-5, 2014 in Cologne, Rebuffini is going to unveil today this new massive but still elegant 49 mm wide glide triple tree conceived specifically for the Harley FXSB Breakout model. CNC machined billet aluminum, featuring stock rake, pre-arranged steering-lock like the stock triple tree, available in polished, black anodized, black contrast or chromed. Assembly hardware included. High class, high price… Rebuffini Italy.

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Akrapovic Exhaust Soundtrack On European Victory Models

AkrapovicExhaust1AkrapovicExhaust2During the huge Intermot Fair in Cologne, Germany this week Oct 1st to 5th (205,000 visitors expected with 1,020 companies from 37 countries showing their products), Victory Europe is going to introduce Akrapovic exhaust systems designed, developed and manufactured exclusively for Victory Motorcycles in Europe. Akrapovic is very well respected company known for its performance exhaust and very distinct sound and will now redefine all Victory cruisers soundtrack.

Akrapovič’s new twin silencer Slip-On system has been tuned to deliver optimum performance and enhance the thundering American V-twin sound for the full range of Victory Cruisers sharing the well-established Freedom 106 (1731cc) motor. Akrapovič Slip-Ons fully satisfy European Community noise and emission standards, while offering Victory owners a torque increase of 4.2Nm (3.1 Ft Lbs.) and a significant weight saving of 4.3Kg (9.5 Lbs.) against the standard factory system. Continue reading ‘Akrapovic Exhaust Soundtrack On European Victory Models’

Bad Weather Forces Triumph To Postpone World Land Speed Record Attempt Until 2015

triumphcastrolDuring the past 2 weekends, more than 3 inches of rain accumulated on the Bonneville Salt Flats from storms. Not a suitable condition for a FIM World Land Speed Record attempt. The Triumph Castrol Rocket streamliner was scheduled to claim the title of ‘world’s fastest motorcycle’ but the pilot and crew will have to wait for year 2015.

“Of course we are disappointed, but the weather pattern and the track conditions are obviously beyond our control,” said Matt Sheahan, Chief Operating Officer for Triumph Motorcycles America. “Our team has made great progress in the past 13 months since first taking the Triumph Castrol Rocket to the Salt last August.

We now turn our efforts to making further refinements to the machine, and hope to get back on the Bonneville International Speedway in 2015.” Triumph will display the Triumph Castrol Rocket at the upcoming Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America, October 10-12, at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsRetail sales In the U.S. Of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Estimated Up 3.7 % Compared To Year-Ago Quarter. According to a research note provided by Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder after he met with Harley-Davidson Motor Corp. management, dealer/consumer reception to all new models has been exceptional. Cannibalization worries of the Sportster by The Street likely overdone because the 2 models differ on price point, ride and engine type. To attract younger riders, Harley marketing is focusing on breaking the perception that they would need to spend $20K to ride a Harley.

Triumph Plans Of Manufacturing Motorcycles From The Ground Up In India And To Export From This Country. The company is planning to set up a manufacturing plant in Southern India. The manufacturing facility will build a Triumph global small capacity sport bike, which will have an engine capacity between 250-400cc. Like Harley-Davidson (with the Street model), Triumph will use India as a low cost manufacturing and exporting hub that will allow to price the bikes competitively and earn larger profits in this country and other countries.

Anti-Pollution Rules In Spain’s Capital Madrid Favor Motorcycles. No non-resident will be allowed in the center of the city as of the first day of 2015 but these restrictions do not apply to motorcycles, which are free to roam the center of Madrid. Still the exemption is only valid between 7am and 10 pm. Nice to see that the mayor of a big city understands that bikes are a solution in the urban clutter and not the problem. Supply vans and trucks are allowed in a restricted area between 10 am and 1 pm. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

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Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Is The Official Moonshine Of Harley-Davidson. Do You Care?

OleSmokeymoonshineEach public relation solicitation I receive, I wonder if you can be interested by the news sent to me. And when I got one from “Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine” announcing that the company is now the official moonshine of Harley-Davidson, I decided to publish, just to see your reactions. Why such a partnership? The given justification by the PR agent is “Both brands share common ideals of independence, adventure and a strong history of Americana, making the partnership a natural and exciting evolution.” If you care (?), there is a multi-year partnership punctuated by year-round events and limited edition co-branded Ole Smoky Moonshine offerings. Ole Smoky hard smoked blend, Harley-Davidson Road House Customs Charred Moonshine® debuted 2 weekends ago during the Milwaukee Bike Rally, and is available with a limited edition custom jar and label. Continue reading ‘Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Is The Official Moonshine Of Harley-Davidson. Do You Care?’

Born To Burn Rubber Custom Harley Sportster

TwoLane1TwoLane2 TwoLane3 TwoLane4Brothers and best friends Jarrod and Justin Del Prado from DP Customs are big fans of car and motorcycle racing, and when nothing is on tv schedule, they spend their relaxation time watching and re-watching road movies. It explains their unique building style, always borrowing visual elements and gimmicks found on the diverse machines of all those racing for the checkered flag or against the clock. Named “Two-Lane”, their latest creation, is loosely inspired by “Two-Lane Blacktop”, a 1971 movie featuring two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 Chevy.

TwoLane5TwoLane6Based on a 2003 Sporty 1200 cc for a client who gave the Bros all freedom custom builders may wish, “Two Lane”  creates its own identity by the unusual choice of a pair of racing car wheels. In the front, a 18″ drag racing wheel from Radir and in the rear a 15″ from American Racing. The front wheel had to be machined to work with the Harley axle and bearings. A choice that required some machining work. The rear needed a custom flange and the Harley hub had to be welded in. The front tire is a Firestone tire, the rear a Hoosier drag tire. By the way, today Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is still the largest race tire manufacturer in the world and all Hoosier race tires are proudly “Made in the USA” in Indiana. And it just happens that the Del Prado’s client is from this state… Continue reading ‘Born To Burn Rubber Custom Harley Sportster’

Harley-Davidson Voluntarily Recalls 2014 Motorcycles To Fix Clutches And Fuel Tanks

14_FLHTCU_LOC5Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash. The company knows of 19 low-speed tip-over crashes tied to the problem, with three minor injuries reported.

Bikes named in that recall include the Electra Glide Ultra Classic and the CVO Road King. Harley-Davidson says dealers will rebuild affected clutch master cylinders for free.

The Milwaukee company also is recalling 1,384 motorcycles made earlier this year to test for possible fuel tank leaks. The models are the 2015 Street XG500 and XG750. Dealers also will test fuel tanks subject to that recall and replace them for free if any leak from under their caps. No injuries, accidents or fires have been tied to that problem.

Casual Wear From The 3 American Motorcycle Brands

hdsneaker11 Sneaker2Harley-Davidson® Mens Black Leather Casual Shoes. Suitable for after riding. With leather upper, full lenght cushion sock lining, a rubber outsole in a vulcanized construction. Starting at $50 l(ow Roarke model) and $55 (high top Nathan model). Women’s sizing available.

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2indianIndian Ladies’ Heritage. Casual Pullover with fine details, perfect for under jacket comfort and a stylish look after riding. Fabric: 75% cotton, 25% polyester blend slub. Graphics: Embroidered logo on front; embroidered applique logo and Hendee text on back. (from S to XXXL) $54.99.

1-Men's-Badge-Attitude-Hoodie2-Badge-Attitude-Hoodie-backVictory Men’s Badge Attitude Hoodie. Heavy duty black zip-front hoodie with powerful Victory Motorcycle® branding on the left front, the back and the sleeve. There are two hand warmer pockets, a red-lined hood and a red hood drawstring. Fabric: 100% cotton club jersey, French terry back, 380 gsm 11.21 oz./yard; enzyme wash. Graphics: Skull patch on sleeve; embroidery on front and back. Sizes from S to XXL. $74.99.

Ness By MagnaFlow F-Bomb Exhaust System For Sportster, Dyna And Softail Models

sportster1FBombchromeFBombblacksoftail1The nasty, or at least aggressive look that many bikers are looking for in a custom exhaust. This 2 into 1 system is engineered by MagnaFlow to increase flow and power and to provide a deep and rich sound. Featuring 1 3/4 head pipes with 4” deep mufflers with innovative gloss black inverted end cap. With 12mm and 18mm Oxygen Sensor Ports and sold with 2 1/2″ Show Chrome Full Coverage Heat Shields. In chrome or black. Made in the USA. For 2004-2014 Sportster ($699.99), 2006-2014 Dyna and 1996-2014 Softail ($769.99) Made in the USA. At Arlen Ness.

How The Lebanese Soldiers Destroy ISIS Motorcycles

The only problem is that ISIS stole these motorcycles and will continue to steal more in all places they invade. Why not giving them to the poor without means of transportation.

2015 Harley-Davidson 4 CVO Custom Models

15CVOFamilyHarley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are customized using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. The 2015 Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ line-up wields big paint, killer wheels, massive power, exclusive technology, and custom-shop details to create four limited-production factory custom motorcycles ready to stir the soul of some of the most demanding rider.

15CVOSm115CVOSm2Each Harley-Davidson CVO model is powered by a 110ci V-Twin engine, the largest-displacement Original Equipment engine offered by Harley-Davidson and only available from the factory in CVO motorcycles. The 2015 CVO Limited, CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Ultra feature the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin-Cooled™ Twin Cam 110™ engine with a combination of air-cooled and precision liquid-cooling strategies to maintain peak performance under the most demanding loads and riding conditions. The 2015 CVO Softail Deluxe is powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 V-Twin engine. |

All models are equipped with the Assist & Slip Clutch Pack that provides a slip feature on downshifts to reduce loading of the driveline, and hydraulic clutch actuation to reduce lever effort and maintenance. Harley-Davidson CVO models are factory-equipped with electronic cruise control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), keyless ignition and the H-D Factory Security System, and an indoor/outdoor storage cover with the CVO logo.

15CVOStreetGlide2015 CVO Street Glide: It’s a challenge to create a super-premium audio system capable of both shocking volume and outstanding quality. Design that system and then mount it on a desirable factory-custom bagger, and you’ve got the 2015 CVO Street Glide. Four bi-amped front and rear three-way speakers. Two 300-watt four-channel amplifiers. Unique static and dynamic equalizers and a sophisticated midrange DPS cross-over give music greater clarity and a more natural sound at all volume levels. Music of any style may sound better than you’ve ever heard before.

Offered for the first time in a Street Glide, the Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cooled™ Twin Cam 110™ powertrain pumps out a stout 115 ft. lbs. of torque to really move this bike down the road. A side-fill fuel tank is topped with a new slammed console with illuminated CVO logo. Other custom features include new five-spoke polished chrome Aggressor custom wheels, extended saddlebags, Airflow Collection accessories from hand grips to muffler caps, a custom CVO seat, Daymaker™ LED headlamp and Wind Splitter windscreen. This, plus all the standard Project RUSHMORE features, including a Batwing fairing with splitstream vent to reduce head buffeting and the Boom! ™ Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch screen and GPS. Offered in Scorching Yellow/Starfire Black Flames, Starfire Black/Gold Dust Flames, Ultraviolet Blue/Molten Lava Flames and Hard Candy Mercury/Smoky Quartz Flames.

15CVORoadGlideUltra2015 CVO Road Glide Ultra: Tour with swagger aboard the CVO Road Glide Ultra. Fine-tuned in a wind tunnel, the CVO Road Glide Ultra fairing has triple splitstream vents and a 13.5-inch touring windshield to virtually eliminate head buffeting. The new wind tunnel designed air deflectors under the fairing create a cooling jet stream of air. An exclusive 1.25-inch diameter chrome handlebar offers more pullback and height to put the rider in an ideal long-haul posture. The color-matched inner fairing holds a color touchscreen Boom! ™ Box 6.5 GT infotainment system with 3D GPS and 6.5-inch Boom! Bagger™ speakers with 75-watt-per channel amplification.The influence of Project RUSHMORE includes Reflex™ linked brakes with ABS, One-Touch design latches, stout 49mm forks, and a passenger position with extreme comfort. A dual-control heated seat, polished chrome Slicer custom wheels, premium removable luggage liners, back-lit hand control and dash switches and a high-output charging system are also standard equipment. That stunning CVO paint is offered in three color combinations: Abyss Blue/Crushed Sapphire, Burgundy Blaze / Typhoon Maroon, and Carbon Dust/Autumn Sunset. Continue reading ’2015 Harley-Davidson 4 CVO Custom Models’

Free Concert Featuring “Stray Cats” Lee Rocker At Second Annual Orlando AIMExpo

Lee-RockerAce Cafe in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo)have announced that “Stray Cats” bassist Lee Rocker will perform a free concert on Saturday, October 18, just outside of the AIMExpo show floor at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). As the doors close on the third day of AIMExpo 2014, Rocker will take the stage at 7 p.m. EST for what is sure to be a memorable performance. All AIMExpo attendees with either an admission ticket or a show badge are welcome to attend the intimate performance. Continue reading ‘Free Concert Featuring “Stray Cats” Lee Rocker At Second Annual Orlando AIMExpo’

Costco Savings On Polaris Victory Motorcycles, Off-Road And Electric Vehicles

CostcoAutoProgramPolaris Industries Inc. announced a partnership with the Costco Auto Program (CAP), an auto-buying program specifically for Costco members, for its powersports division. Starting today, Costco members are able to access special pricing and promotional incentives on select Polaris products at participating dealers in the U.S.

Products include snowmobiles, off-road vehicles (Sportsman, Ranger and RZR), Victory motorcycles and GEM electric vehicles. Specific Polaris brand participation will vary by store and dealer geography. Costco members can locate a participating dealership by visiting Costco Auto Program. As a partner, Victory and GEM branded products will be on display inside select Costco warehouses. Costco members will be able to obtain special pricing and purchase these products through trained and certified Polaris dealer representatives at participating dealerships. Continue reading ‘Costco Savings On Polaris Victory Motorcycles, Off-Road And Electric Vehicles’

Sabertooth Motorcycles To Launch Wicked WILDCAT® Trikes In 2015

sabr1sabr2The wickedest WildCat® trikes, the e and m, will be debuting in the summer of 2015, complete with WildCat’s® newly patented SureTrac® steering and DynaGrip® suspension systems.

“We can’t wait for these trikes to debut,” says Sabertooth Motorcycles Founder Ben Daniels, “because we believe they will revolutionize the trike market.” “Up until now, all conventional trikes have been based on a motorcycle conversion. WildCat® trikes are the first truly purpose-built conventional trikes on the market. Engine choices, weight distribution, geometry, and center of gravity have all been optimized for a 3-wheel vehicle. Additionally, WildCat® trikes have suspension, stability, and steering enhancements that improve both safety and performance for a truly exceptional riding experience.”

Both trike lines will feature WildCat’s® newly patented SureTrac®, and DynaGrip® technologies. SureTrac®, a Rear-Wheel-Steering system (patent number 8,607,913) provides added stability and ease of turning. Sabertooth’s new proprietary DynaGrip® Active Suspension System (patent number 8,645,024) provides a better ride and better handling than trikes with either conventional independent rear suspension or a suspension with a solid rear axle. Continue reading ‘Sabertooth Motorcycles To Launch Wicked WILDCAT® Trikes In 2015′

Stolen Cannonball Antique Motorcycles And Trailer Found In South Seattle

theft1theft2Seattle Police say the trailer with the 4 antique motorcycles used in the Cannonball Endurance Run that was stolen from a Tacoma hotel parking lot on Tuesday, was recovered by Seattle police officers in South Seattle Wednesday afternoon.

The stolen trailer was spotted by a witness about 12:30 pm in the 2700 block of 7th Place South,” according to detective Patrick Michaud. Officers called to the scene opened the trailer and found four stolen Harleys. Some tools, a motor are missing in the trailer.

The bikes were dusted for fingerprints and the theft remains under investigation.

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Hydraulic Clutch Upgrade For Late Harley Touring Models

RPPclutchBDL new hydraulic clutch (part # BPP-500HYD) is conceived to improve touring clutch performance. It is specifically designed for late touring.. models with Harley-Davidson hydraulic clutch (non CVO models).

The patented Ball Bearing lock up design works with 45 – 5/16″ steel ball bearings.
While the BPP-500HYD is designed to work with the stock spring, retainer and bolts, each kit includes an optional .240″ thick HIGH PERFORMANCE diaphragm spring which is 30% thicker and stronger than the stock HD diaphragm.

Suggested retail price is $238.50. Available from Belt Drives Limited.

Old Chopper Style Tapered Fork Lowers For 39 mm Narrow Glide Front Ends

1tapered-fork-lowers-aluminum2tapered-fork-lowers-blackWant to be faithful to the old school chopper style? For proper aesthetic, you need to use shaved & tapered forks.

You can retrofit them to stock Harley 39mm narrow glide forks and internals from 1984 to 2014, although they don’t allow the use of the factory fender and front brake caliper.

CNC lathe turned 6061 T-6 aluminum and sold with a custom stainless steel axle, in stock length or 2″ under stock, allowing you to have the same amount of travel with slammed front ends with 2″ under tubes.

Available in your choice of machined aluminum or of black electroplate. MSRP $474.95 for the set. Worldwide shipping. At Lowbro Customs or toll free 1-855-4LOWBROW.

 

Klock Werks’ Karlee Cobb Leads Design Of A Triumph T100 to Support Tony Hawk’s 11th Annual “Stand Up For Skate Parks” Event

Karlee1Most known for her land speed racing, the second generation of the Klock Werks family, Karlee Cobb, 21, just launched her first design effort at the Tony Hawk Foundation’s “Stand Up for SkateParks” event held in Beverly Hills, CA. Perry Farrell, lead signer of Jane’s Addiction and founder of Lollapalooza, along with wife Etty, won the bidding for the 2014 Triumph T100 desert runner Karlee designed.

Karlee2The Kustom design is based off a 2014 Bonneville T100 donated by Triumph Motorcycles. It sports modified and custom made parts by Klock Werks, along with carefully chosen parts from Triumph, British Customs, Joker Machine, Metzeler Tires, Nash Motorcycle Company and Hagon Shocks. Brad Smith of The Factory Match flawlessly applied the Custom Paint job.

“Our team at Klock Werks did a great job of executing on timeline and budget.” Karlee explained. “It was an honor to work with The Tony Hawk Foundation as they help youth around the world enjoy the benefits of skateboarding and the safety of skate parks. It’s a great event and great cause! I was so excited that Perry Farrell bought my first custom! He loved it!”

“I told my wife Etty when we walked in, that’s my style, that’s my bike” said Perry, “I have had BSA’s and always loved the Triumph brand. This is perfect for me.”
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Thought Of The Day

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The world consists of two types of people: those who, faced with change, hunker down and try to protect what they have. And those who welcome disruption and use it to spot new opportunities.  V. Bollore.

Vintage Vibe For Your Evo Bike

EMDNow settled in the US, European independent parts manufacturer EMD just released the WTF line of engine rocker boxes to give your hard-working Evo 1340 Big Twin or Evo Sportster engine a retro style.

These cast aluminum covers bolt in place of your OEM rocker boxes and extend down to hide the lower box. As simple as that…

As seen below, the WTF Rocker Covers come in three styles: Shovel, Iron and XR. Finishes include, Raw, black, Black Cut and Semi-polished. Also displayed on this Sportster engine is a ribbed cast aluminum cam cover topper that helps set the engine off.

Find out more at EMD USA Motorcycle Design or email steelmedia@yahoo.com for info and orders. Dealer enquiries are welcome.

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Cannonball Antique Motorcycles And Support Vehicle Stolen. Help Us Recover Them.

1neuman_trailer2David_Lloyd_54_5283Robert_Gustavsson_76_5284Jon-Neuman_99_5285Greg_MacFarland_73_528Last night, 4 Motorcycle Cannonball antique bikes and their support truck and trailer were stolen from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. The bikes were as follows.

(Number 54) 1919 Harley Davidson J,

(Number 73) 1926 Harley Davidson JD,

(Number 76) 1931 Harley Davidson VL,

(Number 99) 1928 Harley Davidson JD.

The truck is a dark grey 2001 Ford F250 with Motorcycle Cannonball logos on the front doors, and the trailer is a 16 foot enclosed grey trailer with 4 windows and a large Motorcycle Cannonball logo on the rear door. The license is Texas 41968M.

Team Carson Classic Motors is offering a $20,000 reward for the return of the motorcycles, truck, trailer, and contents.

If you have any information, please contact Buck Carson at 936 239-6615.



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