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Las Vegas BikeFest Opens Registration And Hotel reservations.

LASVEGASBIKEFEST1Las Vegas Bikefest, known as the biggest biker party in the west, just opened registration and hotel reservations. The 14th annual edition will be held October 2-5. “Bikers and their friends can get right now their Ultimate and Party Passes at early bird prices.” says Mindi Cherry, Las Vegas BikeFest organizer.

For 30 dollars you get into Rally Central all weekend at the Cashman Center. You also get an event t-shirt, a 2014 Las Vegas BikeFest rally pin, and tickets to HEADLINE concerts on Friday AND Saturday night. Yes, the concerts are Iincluded. If you’ve had a few too many beers, free shuttle rides between Fremont Street and Rally Central are available every day, all day long. Continue reading ‘Las Vegas BikeFest Opens Registration And Hotel reservations.’

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Consumer Tire Rebate From Harley-Davidson And Dunlop

DunlopTire1DunlopTire2For those who need to change their tires and are faithful to Harley-Davidson rubber brand recommendation, it’s the time of the year when you can do it and receive a 40 H-D Gift Card.

Participating Harley-Davidson® dealers and Dunlop® are teaming up to offer a $40 consumer mail-in rebate on a set of Harley-Davidson-branded Dunlop tires purchased between March 1 and April 30. The offer applies to a set of two new H-D/Dunlop tires (excluding Police tires) and will be paid in the form of a $40 Harley-Davidson Gift Card. The gift card can be used at any authorized Harley-Davidson dealership or at Dunlop tires are made in the USA and have been mounted as original equipment on Harley-Davidson motorcycles since 1984.

The H-D/Dunlop rebate offer applies to consumer purchases made exclusively at a participating Harley-Davidson dealership between March 1 and April 30, 2014. A form available from the participating Harley-Davidson dealer must be postmarked by June 15, 2014. Additional terms and conditions apply. See a participating Harley-Davidson dealer.

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Harley-Davidson Powered Toyota Prius.

ridicule1I didn’t publish this feature on April’s fool day, so, I guarantee that this one-of-a-kind Harley—Davidson powered Toyota Prius really exists.

Proof? It’s for sale on eBay (best offer at time of publication was $1375) although it’s no more running because of a massive breakdown…

I understand that some don’t like hybrid electric cars. But why turning a Prius into a Harley-Davidson powered POS? I must miss something. The listing is quite comical. But first check out the video made when the Toyo-Hog was still running.

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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Presents “The Big Sturgis Gig”

bc1Want to help decide which bands the Buffalo Chip brings for the 2014 Sturgis festival? You can when you visit the Chip’s new interactive band submission platform at Big Sturgis Gig.

You can explore bands, cast votes and share with friends. Every time you interact with a band’s page, they earn valuable points. After June 30, the top 10 highest scoring bands will be reviewed by a celebrity judging panel and one will be chosen to play the Buffalo Chip Music Festival. Continue reading ‘The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Presents “The Big Sturgis Gig”’

B-Rocket Concept Motorcycle.

1BB-ROCKET2BB-ROCKET3B-ROCKET3bisB-ROCKETA corporation commissioning a custom motorcycle is always doing it for marketing purpose. And the result can only be a theme bike whose main staging area is almost never the road, but the print and digital pages of magazines, the headquarter lobby of said corporation and the display floor of a few dealer shows. From the perspective of the motorcycle industry, of builders and of bikers, nothing wrong with this marketing approach if the bike is beautiful, demonstrates skills from the builder and is not advertised… as an every day rider.

3quartB-ROCKET3terB-ROCKETThat you like or not theme bikes let’s judge this one as what it is. A corporate concept motorcycle trying to convey a certain image for a brand and its products. Bell & Ross is a relatively young watch maker company in search of more international notoriety to boost brand awareness of its B-Rocket neo-retro aviation style chronographs. Bell & Ross define its watches as “uncompromising designs, built with a very strict criteria in terms of the materials and resistance of the components, sophisticated engineering, pure aesthetic quality, accurate information and lastly the non-negotiable requirement for high-performance, even under what may be considered extreme conditions.” Nothing less than all this… Continue reading ‘B-Rocket Concept Motorcycle.’

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Legendary Motorcycle Designer Massimo Tamburini Passes Away

massimotamburiniMassimo Tamburini, one of the most revered motorcycles designers, has died yesterday evening. Tamburini was 70 years old and was suffering from lung cancer. Tamburini created stellar motorcycles including the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4. 

The legendary Italian designer was also a renowned chassis designer. His fame began in the early ’70s with the MV Agusta 750 Sport that he created and welded the frame for himself. Then he was part of the team that founded Bimota. Claudio Castiglioni then brought him to the Cagiva group where he created the MV Agusta eventually.

Massimo Tamburini’s work at Ducati started with the Paso 750 before the 916 turned him into a household name and his motorcycle became known as the greatest motorcycle design of all, enshrined within the motorcycle community as well as in the art community as a superlative example of good design. He was also a man of supreme ethics known for his great gentleness. The motorcycle community has lost one of its best stylists.

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Making Your Modern Evo or Twin Cam Harley-Davidson Look Vintage

billyboyesteves1 billyboyesteves2You all recognized the tin primary cover used on the Harley-Davidson  Knucklehead and Panhead. But this one is slightly different, keeping with the original style to help you make your 1989 to 2006 Big Twin Evo or Twin Cam look somewhat vintage. Of course, for this purpose, you will have to do much more than installing it.

Cast in aluminum and featuring CNC-milled gasket surfaces for a perfect fit to your modern factory inner primary with the same dimensions and tolerances. Will fit both models with forward or mid-controls. You can even re-use the stock hardware. The Billy Boy outer primary is available in raw aluminum with a chrome derby cover, black with chrome or black derby cover and chrome with chrome or black derby cover.

Chrome derby cover hardware provided ( Chrome )Seals not included to be ordered separately.) The company also offers vintage looking air filters, transmission and cam covers for Big Twins and Sportsters. MSRP $629.00. US Info at 916-872-3189 or Esteves Motorcycle Design.

Thought For The Day


“ The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude. ”

Arnold Glasow

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S&S Cycle Stealth Air Cleaner. Let’s Get The Record Straight About Legality In California.

27046In a recent email communication to its clients and media, S&S Cycle stated something in a way that could be taken wrong, and in some cases, it has been. So S&S wants to set the record straight.

“On February 18th of this year, we sent out an email with a title “No Longer Breaking The Law!” The intent of this email was to let everyone know that under Executive Order D-355-11 of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), our S&S Stealth Air Cleaner was now legal to be used on certain highway motorcycles in California. The specific applications being Harley-Davidson® motorcycles equipped with a Delphi® fuel injection system, this includes some 2001 and all 2002 and later EFI big twin models and all 2007 and later Sportster® models. Continue reading ‘S&S Cycle Stealth Air Cleaner. Let’s Get The Record Straight About Legality In California.’

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Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke44A woman decides to have a facelift for her 50th birthday.  She spends $15,000 and feels pretty good about the results. On her way home, she stops at a news stand to buy a newspaper.  Before leaving, she says to the clerk, ‘I hope you don’t mind my asking, but how old do you think I am. ‘About 32,’ is the reply.’ ‘Nope! I’m exactly 50,’ the woman says happily.

A little while later she goes into McDonald’s and asks the counter girl the very same question. The girl replies, ‘I’d guess about 29.’  The woman replies with a big smile, ‘Nope, I’m 50.’
Now she’s feeling really good about herself.  She stops at a candy shop on her way down the street. She goes up to the counter to get some mints and asks the assistant the same burning question. The clerk responds, ‘Oh, I’d say 30.’ Again she proudly responds, ‘I’m 50, but thank you!’ Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’

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Braided Stainless Extended Cable/Line Install Kits for Harley-Davidson Street Glide By Burly Brand

Burlyapehangercable-kitsBRAIDEDLove the look of a set of apes on a Street Glide? Hate sorting out which cables and brake lines to use? Prefering the style and performance of braided stainless cables and lines?

I thought so, as do the folks at Burly Brand and luckily they’ve just released a collection of braided stainless kits specific to the 2008-2013 Harley Street Glide. Each kit is tailored to work with Burly Brand’s 13” or 15” Apehanger and is available for ABS as well as non ABS FLHX and FLHT/C/U models.

Kits include extended brake lines (including ABS lines) and extended clutch cable as well as all relevant wiring extensions for switches and throttle by wire, making installation much simpler. Expect very soon an announcement from Burly for cable/line kits for 2014 and newer models. Kits at your local dealer or visit Burly Brand 888-367-1871.

Boom Cans All-In-One Amplified Lower Speakers

CS1CS2CS3It’s one way to add bad boy lower speakers to any motorcycle. These new all-in-one 5-1/4 inch amplified speakers with built in digital class D technology produce loud, crystal clear audio. Installation is easy using the included engine guard bar clamps for 1 or 1-1/4 inch bars.

Built-in line-level inputs make the Boom Cans easy to hook up to any OEM factory radio or plug them directly into a music enabled phone, iPod or mp3 player using the 3.5mm auxiliary input jack (headphone jack). The Boom Cans are available in black or chrome finish. $549.95. Further information please contact Cycle Sounds at 1-866-427-2346 or email

S&S Cycle Delivers All The Power You Need. Even If It’s For Singing. Ask Rockin’ Jasmine Cain.

S&S Cycle comes to the rescue of the Jasmine Cain’s band…

Rick’s New Custom Parts For 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring Models

rick1Ricks2bisThe 2014 Harley-Davidson touring models surprised many aftermarket vendors and customizers by the number of modifications made by the factory versus previous model-year. Along with the introduction of the first European-manufactured and TÜV-approved 30-Inch front wheel in 2013, the Rick‘s Motorcycles team has developed a number of innovative and Europe homologated system components for 21 to 30″ wheels equipped 2014 Baggers, all of which should satisfy the demands of most riders wishing to ride such modified tourers. Riding stability and high-speed performance are as much an issue as safety, reliability and cool look. Considering these facts, many Harley-Davidson dealers – at least in Europe – (and of course independent dealers) already service Rick’s modified Harley baggers

rick3rick3bisrick4Rick‘s Front Fender is available in size 30/26/23” in short or long cut version for all 2014 touring models. Fits as close as possible to the tire for long safe riding in different weather and road conditions. It is made of steel as a safety and stability issue because a strong front fender acts as a fork stabilizer for optimum parallelism of the down tubes.

Rick’s Rear Bodywork offers a smooth stretched look in an heavy-duty combo of stretched rear fender with bags (4” down, 1.5” back.) Cut-outs allow the mounting of a pair of Harley genuine CVO taillights. The 2014 model-year “Rick Rod“ touring bags accept the stock HD latches, thus the keys. Factory mounting points and hardware are retained for easy and for minimum time of installation.

rick6rick5Rick’s 13’’ Brake Disc Conversion Kit offers not only a better visual match to the big wheels but foremost an additional braking surface and better heat distribution resulting in faster stopping. Developed to fit Rick‘s 21, 23 and 26′ TÜV approved diameter wheels (as well as other manufacturers wheels), the Rick‘s Design wheels are now also available in bi-color as shown.

Rick’s Stainless Steel Handlebar is also TÜV approved, offered in several versions and different heights, including one accommodating Harley factory clamps,. Although design features 90-degree bends this handlebar model is conceived for internal wiring. You can use either stock or aftermarket controls and grips. Continue reading ‘Rick’s New Custom Parts For 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring Models’

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® And Roadsmith Present Second Annual Trike Owners United Ride

trike1The Sturgis Buffalo Chip announces that its Trike Owners United Ride (T.O.U.R.) will return for a second year on Wednesday, Aug. 6 during the Sturgis Rally.

The annual all-trike event is sponsored by Roadsmith Trikes, and it includes a 50-mile self-guided ride through the scenic Black Hills leading to a custom trike show and private reception at the Buffalo Chip.

The T.O.U.R. event is free of charge and is open to all makes and models of trikes. Riders may pre-register for the event at Buffalo Chip.

“The Trike Owners United Ride allows trike riders from around the world to come together to celebrate the freedom and camaraderie shared by those who travel on three wheels,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We couldn’t be more excited to again welcome trikers home to the Buffalo Chip by hosting this distinctive event.”

The T.O.U.R. ride departs from Main Street in Hill City, SD and takes Trikers on a 50-mile self-guided ride through the scenic highways of the Black Hills, including Vanocker Canyon, before concluding at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The ride culminates with a trike procession through the Buffalo Chip grounds that leads to a private reception at the Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center. Continue reading ‘Sturgis Buffalo Chip® And Roadsmith Present Second Annual Trike Owners United Ride’

The HER Project. To Honor, Encourage, Recognize And Salute Women In The Military.

her1her2 her5The 1st “Her Project” was held during Daytona Bike week to honor, encourage, recognize and salute all women currently serving or who have served in the military. The event was thought out by Gina Woods – a 15 – year radio talk show host of Open Road Radio, creator of XX Chromes and organizer of several women build-offs. The HER Project Trike and Bike will be appearing at different motorcycle venues throughout the year with for objective to raise funds for American Women Veteran Organizations. The motorcycles built live during each event will be raffled during the 2014 VET AiDE.

her4her3On March 8 at Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson in Ormond Beach, bike builder Jamie Shields, Milwaukee native & logo artist Kayla Koeune & West Coast Chica Kim Jordan were joined by Daytona based Wyotech Automotive School students Laurice Littlefield and graduate Kristina Kramer to build the first of the “Her Project” series custom bike. Wyotech expert instructors, Lee Florin, Doug Hough  and Aaron Kelso who were on hand for support during the Bobber build. Continue reading ‘The HER Project. To Honor, Encourage, Recognize And Salute Women In The Military.’

The New Reborn Harley-Davidson FXDL Low Rider®

dynalowride1The mid-year release of the retro-cool Harley-Davidson Low Rider® seems to have pleased a lot of you. Launched in 1977, the original Low Rider became synonymous with a rebellious attitude and as such is one of the icons of the Harley-Davidson production. After a five-year hiatus and thanks to good ergonomics and a well calibrated suspension the legendary Low Rider motorcycle offers an agile chassis for easy and comfortable cruising.

dynalowrider2The new Low Rider 4 key features are: 1- a two-position seat moving the rider 1.5 inches forward 2- an adjustable handlebar riser offering 2.4 inches of adjustment, which can each be easily adjusted by the dealer using simple hand tools 3-footpegs that are relocated two inches forward of the previous Dyna mid-mount position to offer most riders from 5’ 1” to 6’ 1” in height the more critical comfort zones 4- and of course a low seat height at just 25.4 inches. Harley-Davidson kept touchstone elements from the Low Rider model: a polished headlamp visor, wrinkle black trim and split five-spoke aluminum wheels finished in wrinkle black with diamond cut highlights. Continue reading ‘The New Reborn Harley-Davidson FXDL Low Rider®’

Follow Your Dream Metzeler Contest. Indian Larry Now Building The Custom Motorcycle Frame.

On March 11, I announced the “Follow Your Dream Contest” where 2 iconic brands, Metzeler and builder Indian Larry, come together to build a priceless custom motorcycle, uniquely built with input from fans via the METZELER USA Facebook® Page. As promised, you can be part of the customization process, watch the building process all evolve in a Metzeler Web Series ending with a lucky fan taking off on a “Follow Your Dream” ride vacation on the Indian Larry built bike.

All fans who enter the contest will automatically be included in a sweepstakes with over 30 chances to win great prizes like METZELER T-shirts and a set of METZELER ME 888 MARATHON™ Ultra tires. The announcement of the 3 Follow Your Dream finalists will be held on June 16, with the Grand Prize winner being introduced at the bike unveiling. In the video below, see the frame being built by Bob Seeger Jr., then go to the Metzeler Web Series to watch more videos of the bike in progress.

Erik Buell Racing To Return To 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo With Larger Presence

EBR1EBR2The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has announced that American motorcycle manufacturer Erik Buell Racing (EBR) will return to the 2014 show this October 16-19 in Orlando, Fla. EBR was a founding OEM exhibitor at the inaugural AIMExpo last October. EBR took advantage of the exclusive all-in-one platform offered at AIMExpo and received stellar response from dealers, members of the industry, media and consumers. The East Troy, Wis., company has made a name for itself as a result of the innovative American craftsmanship of its motorcycles, including the 1190 RX that was globally debuted at AIMExpo last year. With the opportunity to connect to its current dealer body, expand its dealer network and introduce new models, EBR eagerly awaits the opportunity to build on its success from the inaugural AIMExpo.

EBR3“We are returning to AIMExpo in 2014 because the inaugural event last year was a great success for us,” said Gary Pietruszewski, Vice President of global sales at Erik Buell Racing. “It’s an opportunity for us to spend quality time with dealers, the media and motorcycle enthusiasts. The timing is perfect, too, since it coincides with new model introductions and is late enough in the season that dealers and their staff can more easily attend.”

EBR plans on expanding its presence at AIMExpo in 2014 by offering demo rides. Additionally, several of EBR’s professional race team riders will be in attendance to meet with dealers, media, and consumers. “The opportunity to welcome EBR back as one of our founding OEM exhibitors is significant for AIMExpo,” said Larry Little, Vice President & General Manager, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group. “The brand has boldly paved its own path in the powersports marketplace thanks to the craftsmanship and fine detail of its motorcycles, and we are happy to showcase their cutting edge products. We look forward to EBR’s return and can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with next.” Continue reading ‘Erik Buell Racing To Return To 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo With Larger Presence’

Custom 2014 Street Glide Built By Sturgis Students Wins Donnie Smith Bike Show High School Award

DonnieSmithShowWinnerThe Sturgis Buffalo Chip® proudly announces that the custom 2014 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide built by participants of the Chip’s Student Build Challenge received first place in the High School Build Open Class at the 27th annual Donnie Smith Bike Show this past Sunday, March 30. The Sturgis Brown High School students participating in the build had been working steadily since Jan. 6 under the instruction of industry’s top professionals in order to complete customizations in time for this past weekend’s unveiling. The finished bike features a fully overhauled and customized motor for increased performance, a lowered stretched body and an eye-catching graffiti-themed paint job. It is also one of the first custom 2014 Street Glides in existence.

“The motorcycle these students created has absolutely blown away my expectations for this year’s bike build project,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Moreover, these young students created a machine that wowed the industry’s top builders at the Donnie Smith Show. That’s something the students, the school, the community and all those involved in the Student Build Challenge should be very, very proud of.”

2014 marked the first year the Student Build worked on a new-year motorcycle sponsored by Black Hills Harley-Davidson, and the students found customizing a brand new Street Glide to be one of their largest hurdles. The Motor Company had made drastic changes between the 2013 and 2014 models, which meant most of the custom parts for the bike had yet to be created. Continue reading ‘Custom 2014 Street Glide Built By Sturgis Students Wins Donnie Smith Bike Show High School Award’

New LED Headlight By Brass Balls Cycles

1LED-Headlight2LED-Light3-LEDlightThis custom LED headlight with billet aluminum bezel and adjustable mount is machined from billet aluminum and offered in 3 finishes: polished, black anodized and clear anodized (shown here is polished aluminum)

Included is an adjustable mount also machined from solid billet aluminum. LED bulb is the same that H-D uses, is weather resistant and is able to withstand the vibration of your V-Twin motorcycle. Shown here on BBC’s Rocketeer F3.

Made in the USA. First 25 orders get a $100 discount. More info and reservation at Brass Balls Cycles LED Light.

The American Motorcyclist Association Has Announced The Dates For 2014 Vintage Motorcycle Days

vintage0Every year, tens of thousands enthusiasts join the AMA and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, and nearly 1,000 independent vendors at vintage motorcycling’s biggest bash. The Vintage Motorcycle Days event includes racing, the country’s largest motorcycle swap meet, seminars, stars from the sports past and present, bike shows and more, all designed to recapture a simpler time and remind us what’s fundamentally cool about riding motorcycles. The 2014 dates for the country’s premier annual celebration of vintage motorcycling are July 11th to 13th at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

vintage1It was 1947. You just picked up one of the last Knuckleheads to roll out of Milwaukee, an EL 74. With the hand-shift four-speed transmission, wraparound oil tank and chrome accents, you were the king of style — and king of the road. Or perhaps it was 1952 and you acquired an Indian that made you the Chief of the town. Or, it was the summer of 1968, and you were riding one of the all-time utilitarian motorcycles, a Norton Commando and ruled the twisty backroads. Memories like these make it obvious why the AMA organizes The Vintage Motorcycle Days. Continue reading ‘The American Motorcyclist Association Has Announced The Dates For 2014 Vintage Motorcycle Days’

How Can I tell If I Have An Intake Leak? Answer By S&S Cycle.

intakemanifoldbisYou know or may not know the symptoms. They go from hesitation to lean conditions to engine overheating and many others. An intake leak will not be limited to just the manifold seals. It could be worn throttle shafts, cracked or hard vacuum lines (i.e. V.O.E.S. hose), loose mounts and many others.

S&S Cycle says that the easiest way to check for leaks is to do the following. Fire up the motorcycle and hold it at a steady RPM (2000). Using an aerosol lubricant or cleaner (being careful of painted parts) spray all possible leak points, one at a time.

If the bike revs up or dies when an area is sprayed, it has a leak and needs to be repaired. If the condition persists, double check your work. New gaskets can also be damaged during installation.

Harley Dealership. In Switzerland Bigger Is Still Better.

1Shop_Night00092-Shop_00113-CakeIMG_96054-Event_Sat_0066Last weekend March 29-30, Baechli Harley-Davidson (a.k.a. Harley Heaven) near Zurich, opened a new giant location, proving that in the fastest growing region of Switzerland, bigger is always better. Baechli is not only the largest dealership in Switzerland (among 18 others), but has been several years in a row a top world performer. In a country where 26% of heavy cruiser motorcycles are Harleys, Baechli sells 15% of all Harley motorcycles with a Swiss license plate! The dealership was founded by Felix Bächli in 1967 and became an authorised H.D. Dealer in 1978. Son Rainer Baechli now in charge of the business is not only selling and servicing Harleys, but also offers a full custom shop with complete in-house sheet metal fabrication. Those loving hanging out at a dealership can enjoy an ultra modern indoor/outdoor Café. Congrats to the Baechli family (your balloon decoration is great but your V-Twin engine cake could look better!)

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