Archive for September, 2015

Joke Of The Week

A Priest says to his friend the Rabbi that he has developed a plan for eating for free in really good restaurants. “I simply go in at well past 9 in the evening; eat several courses slowly; linger over coffee, dessert, and a cigar. At about  2 am, as they are cleaning up, I keep sitting there until eventually […]

Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon Destroyed By Fire. Owner Michael Ballard Not Ready To Rebuild.

Today Wednesday September 9, Saloon owner Michael Ballard issued the following statement. “Over the last two decades, The Full Throttle Saloon has been the epicenter of my life. Walking the grounds following this tragedy is simply devastating. We created a destination that resonated with working class America, and became over time a landmark for this […]

Roland Sands Design FL Solo Seats & Passenger Pads

RSD created these FL solo seats and passenger pads to create a seamless blend of the two parts without disrupting the lines of the Harley Bagger. They are comfortable and certainly more stylish than most aftermarket offerings. They are a direct bold on, offer ergonomic shape keeping rider seated firmly & comfortably. They feature controlled […]

Remembering John Britten, His Beautiful And Technically Advanced V1000 Race Bike.

On September 5th 20 years ago, John Britten died from cancer at the young age of 45. The handsome and charismatic engineer is remembered for his V1000 race bike still considered today as one of the world’s most beautiful and technically advanced motorcycles. A machine that he designed and built in his private garage in […]

S&S Cycle Grows Its Marketing Department And Hires Patrick Garvin As The New Marketing Manager.

Garvin comes to S&S with a wealth of marketing and social media experience and a lifetime passion for motorcycles. During his tenure at J&P Cycles, he served in the e-commerce department, managed the events program and transformed their social media presence through innovative content. “Patrick brings the kind of experience and instincts we need to […]

Overnight Fire Fully Destroyed The Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon

This morning Tuesday September 8, the Sturgis Throttle Saloon is a burned out shell. Around midnight the main building was on fire and then extended to the northwest corner where is located the Sloonshine Distillery where 500 gallon of grain alcohol were kept. Because there are no fire hydrants or any water supply on the […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

New HHI 55 mm Raked Triple Trees For Harley V-Rod Customization

Harley-Davidson calls the V-Rod model the most radical edge of its line-up. Hang Halters Inc (HHI) bets that some owners of the brawny bruiser with off-the-line power will want to follow the trend of the big front wheel and offers for this purpose beefy 55 mm raked triple trees for a 23 inch wheel (6-degree […]

New Women’s FXRG Switchback Jacket From Harley-Davidson. All-Season Versatility.

Combining fashion, function and versatility, the new Women’s FXRG Switchback Riding Jacket (P/N 98091-15VW, from $595.00) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® collection incorporates the best technologies and materials for the serious, four-season rider. Adaptable to a variety of conditions and seasons, the FXRG® Switchback Riding Jacket features the FXRG Multi-Liner System; a removable zip-out full-sleeve wind/waterproof liner […]

New York State Adventure Motorcycle License Plates Now Available

The New York State DMV has unveiled the 9 new I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates designed especially for motorcycles. The 3 themes (hunting, fishing, and parks) for a total of 9 designs are available to anyone holding a valid Department of Environmental Conservation sporting license or Parks Empire Passport The assigned plate fee is […]

Bucephalus. A Light Café.

Love to read some shop owners’ custom building philosophy. The one of Kevin Dunworth, owner of Loaded Guns Customs? “Turning the wrong into the righteous, the good into the wicked and anarchy into organized chaos. In other words, taking the merely bad and turning it into the simply bad assed.” Well said… Well done?

Riding A Dirt Bike On The Iconic Waves Of Tahiti. Robbie Maddison’s Pipe Dream.

Dressed for FMX, Robbie “Maddo” Maddison’s rides his dirt bike on the powerful and iconic waves of the Pacific Ocean in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Surfing with a dirt bike? Awesome.

Watch Live Streaming Of The legendary AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile. This Sunday September 6.

Because the collective motorcycling consciousness has turned its attention to the past in an effort to honor the heritage of motorcycling, there is a resurgence in the attention paid to dirt track racing. AMA Pro Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of […]

2015 Milwaukee Rally This Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 4-7)

The 15th annual Milwaukee Rally is underway, which began with a massive event at the Harley-Davidson museum with events happening at the 5 area dealers. Activities include: • H-D® Demo rides and Factory Tours at the Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations • Project LiveWire™ Experience at the H-D Museum®  • H.O.G.® Pin Stop at the H-D […]

Vintage Solo And Passenger Vinyl Seats With Leather Inserts For New Indian Scout

Indian Motorcycle’s new Scout combines classic styling cues from the 1920s with modern day refinements and performance upgrades. Mustang’s new line of seats and related accessories for the Scout follow this “best of both worlds” philosophy. These seats feature Mustang’s proprietary foam, precisely molded to the shapes and angles needed for optimal cruising comfort. The […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Unveiled Plans For Major Expansion. Last year, Guinness World Records named the museum as the world’s largest collection of vintage and contemporary motorcycles, with 1,398 unique exhibits. The 144,000-square-foot museum, which opened in 2003 at Barber Motorsports Park, will grow by an additional 85,000 square feet. All five stories will be […]

Joke Of The Week

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: “Talking Dog For Sale” He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking […]

Max Ness Had A Vision. And Mixed It With A Victory Cross Country.

At 21, Max Ness is the youngest member of the Ness family, the other son of Cory Ness, and is already involved in custom bike building although he is still attending the University of Arizona where he is studying Retail and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business administration. When we met in Sturgis, he […]

New Zipper’s Cushion-Drive Chain Conversion Kit for 2009-Up Touring Models

Interested in a different final drive ratio or added driveline strength for your high output engine touring bike? Zipper’s Performance makes your life easier, removing the hassle of converting your late model 2009-up belt driven Harley-Davidson® to chain drive. This new Cushion-Drive Conversion Kit is for 2009-up Harley Touring models, features a modular design for […]

Polaris Offering Exclusive Member Benefits To Costco Members

The benefits are on a selection of new Polaris brands for all model years. The Costco promotion runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2015. The offer features Polaris Victory Motorcycles, side-by-sides (excluding the RZR XP Turbo EPS), all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles (excluding the Indy 120) and GEM electric vehicles. Costco members must register for […]

Harley-Davidson Crowns First USA Custom King For Customization Of Street 750 Motorcycle

The Harley Dealer Customization Contest for the best tricked-out Street 750 Motorcycle has ended and The Custom king has been crowned. Alex Stewart, of Yellowstone Harley-Davidson® in Belgrade, Montana earned bragging rights and a new motorcycle-customization royalty designation – the first-ever U.S. Custom King. Stewart and his dealership’s build team assembled the winning “Next Generation Board […]

EMD Motorcycle Design Versus Custom Parts Distributor Zodiac. If It’s Not Plagiarism, What Is It?

During the last 12 months I had the opportunity to feature the custom parts designed and cast by EMD (Esteves Motorycle Design). Rocker, primary and cam covers all conceived with a vintage vibe for XL, Evo, Twin Cam Harley-Davidson modern bikes. Original parts sold both in the US and Europe and now extremely popular on […]

Straps And Tie-Downs For Your Motorcycle. The Problem Is The S-T-R-E-C-H.

Trailing your motorcycle or other toys? You set your ratchet or cam buckle straps as tight as you can. You go on the road and when you stop for gas, you check your cargo. The straps are dangerously loose. Why do most strap manufacturers, on the back of their packaging, instruct their strap owners to […]

Klock Werks Flare™ Windshield Now Available for Indian Chieftain and RoadMaster

Now Indian Chieftain and RoadMaster model motorcycle riders can enjoy the benefits of touring with a Klock Werks Flare™ Windshield. The patented Flare™ Windshield design features “hips” at the sides that re-route the wind away from you while adding downforce to the front-end of the motorcycle to improve stability. The flip at the top of […]

Triumph Motorcycles Fined $2.9 Million for Failure-To-Report Case On Steering Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it investigated after the company recalled more than 1,300 motorcycles for a defect that could reduce steering capability, and the company filed a late response to a NHTSA Special Order. Yesterday August 31, 2015 the NHTSA imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty against Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. […]

Turn Cycle

Multi-point turns and awkward reversing manoeuvres in your garage can be eliminated with this TurnCycle. This center stand can make your bike walking much easier. Just drive onto the leveling mats, drop the center stand, and push down on the rear to lift the front tire off the ground — you can then easily turn […]

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