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WingShields™ Motorcycle Hand Deflectors

1SmokedYou ask me all the time if I can predict the type of comments that my features will produce. Yes, I can, most of the time… And I think I know in advance who some are going to react when they see these WingShields Hand Deflectors or hand Guards. Of course, are specifically designed to protect a rider’s hands from wind chill, stones, bugs, and road debris while riding. Made of Lexan® polycarbonate, the WingShields™ are virtually unbreakable! Lexan®, one of the toughest transparent materials available, about 300 times stronger than single-strength glass. Lexan® is also weather-resistant and light weight! 4 models of the WingShields available. Clear or Smoked for Harley-Davidsons, Victory Motorcycles, Indian Motorcycles and most metric touring bikes. $119.95 per set. At Brukus or call 843–822–6582.
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Orange County Choppers and Rusty Coones Team Up For New TV Series On A&E To Premiere August 22, 2015

OCCbisThey are back on your tv screen! Orange County Choppers and Rusty Coones from “Sons Of Anarchy” team up for an all new 13 episode daytime series, “OCC American Xtreme,” premiering on A&E on August 22 at 4pm EST. “OCC American Xtreme” is being announced as a lifestyle and build series that features Paul Teutul Sr. and his  crew from Orange County Choppers and Rusty Coones, from “Sons Of Anarchy.

”Together they will create and build extreme custom themed bikes, boats and other unique one of kind machines for their clients. This original series is being produced by Orange County Choppers East Coast West Coast LLC.

Orange County Choppers (OCC) was founded in 1999 by Paul Teutul Sr and since 2002 has been the center of the hit TV reality series “American Chopper.” American Chopper debuted in September 2002. Paul Sr. has appeared on numerous TV shows including the “Celebrity Apprentice,” Jay Leno, David Letterman, “Good Morning America,” Jimmy Kimmel and countless other nationally televised talk shows. Paul Sr’s tough guy image is contradicted by his tireless involvement with various charities (HVSPCA, Make-A-Wish, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Boys and Girls Club of America). Continue reading ‘Orange County Choppers and Rusty Coones Team Up For New TV Series On A&E To Premiere August 22, 2015′

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Steve Piehl Is Retiring From Harley-Davidson

Piehl-HeadshotSteve Piehl wants all his friends in the motorcycle industry and media to know that after 35 years at Harley-Davidson, he has decided to retire.

“I’ve been blessed with a wonderful career at Harley-Davidson with great assignments like HOG, the launch of harley-davidson.com, leading the team that created Jumpstart, the Project LiveWire Experience Tour and so many more. I’ve been fortunate to ride Harley’s all over the world and to always have a great motorcycle in my garage (that part is not going to change). And the Sturgis Hall of Fame was way beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of.

Personally, I couldn’t be more excited. We’ve got kids living in three different states, we’ve got a super-fun grandson who’s 18 months old. There’s a brand-new motorcycle in my garage and lots of friends who I’d like to have a beer with. I’ve also got a few non-profits that have been calling me and friends in business who have asked for some help.

So after today, my next chapter will begin. Chapter One was “pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming” good. My goal is to make my next chapter even better. Best regards to you and to all my friends in motorcycling.”

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Freedom Rock Parody. 2015 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Band Lineup.

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Brass Balls Gold Digger. From Bike Kit To Bike Sleek.

1Golddigger2Golddigger3Golddigger4Golddigger5Golddigger6GolddiggerIn 2006 Dar Holdsworth created Brass Balls Cycles with a simple motto: “to build “above average custom bikes for the average Joe”. Since then, faithful to his philosophy, Holdsworth has built quite a few interesting machines, not only because of their creativity, but remarkably because they all use high end components from American suppliers while still not costing twice your yearly income…or more. But what is “an average Joe”? As difficult to define as “middle class” is for our politicians… So, Holdsworth expanded his bike building services to a series of rolling chassis and complete kits to help all those Joes built their own “Brass Balls” bikes. Continue reading ‘Brass Balls Gold Digger. From Bike Kit To Bike Sleek.’

A Gorgeous Custom Panhead Final Assembly. Exciting.

If you love the old days styling, I bet you dream of building/riding a custom powered by the extremely beautiful Panhead engine. The engine replaced the Knucklehead engine in 1948 and was manufactured until 1965 when it was replaced by the Shovelhead. The fact that the “Captain America” chopper used by Peter Fonda in the 1969 movie Easy Rider had a Panhead engine – as did the “Billy Bike” ridden by Dennis Hopper’s character – has added a lot aura to this motor. Thunder bike Customs Germany, an official Harley-Davidson dealer with a superb Custom Motorcycles Department just completed this custom Pan that I will feature in exclusivity as soon as the bike goes in photo shoot. As a teaser, a short film showing you the always very exciting final assembly.

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Riding Your Harley Bagger To Sturgis?

Novistretch1On your long ride to South Dakota there is a new product that could protect your Harley Bagger from road grime, bugs, bird droppings, etc.? This product is called NoviStretch and it’s the only one of its kind in the industry.

Made from, durable and breathable spandex-like fabric, NoviStretch protects your bike without damaging paint. Geared towards bikes with Bat-Wing farings, NoviStretch fits tightly to protect from outdoor gunk and is machine-washable for endless usage.

Each NoviStretch mask comes with a one-year warranty as well. • Fits all Bat-Wing Fairing equipped Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycles. • Synthetic Stretch Fabric and Heavy Duty Elastic Trim • Hook and Strap© Installation • Patent Pending Design 100% • 12 Month Limited Warranty/ Manufactured in USA. $109.00 Continue reading ‘Riding Your Harley Bagger To Sturgis?’

Bike Building Championship Of The Americas At 2015 AIMExpo. Win A Free Trip To Europe To The World Championship.

custom1For the first time in custom motorcycling history there will be a world class bike show competition at the Orlando AIMExpo (October 15-18, 2015) focused on builders from all of the Americas – from Canada to the tip of South America – that will serve as a path to compete in the 2016 World Championship in Germany..

custom3custom2Recent World Champions have been crowned from both Canada and the United States with world class entries emerging from Mexico, Columbia and Argentina.  When custom bike builders from all over the Americas meet in Orlando in October they will be competing for a coveted entry, plus expenses, to represent the Americas in the 2016 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.  The Championship takes place at the Intermot international motorcycle fair in Cologne, Germany in the fall of 2016. Continue reading ‘Bike Building Championship Of The Americas At 2015 AIMExpo. Win A Free Trip To Europe To The World Championship.’

Victory Motorcycle 156 Practice Crash At Pike’s Peak. But On Starting Line On June 28th.

1-156The Victory Motorcycles Project 156 suffered a setback on Saturday June 13th in a practice accident on the Pikes Peak race course. Cycle World Editor and Project 156 rider Don Canet did not suffer any serious injuries, and was immediately up from the crash. However the motorcycle was damaged enough to require a complete strip-down and frame straightening.

“We have been making significant progress on the engine tune of the motorcycle each time it went out, and were able to start focusing on the handling aspects of the bike,” said Canet. “As I was going up the mountain I lost the front end under braking. Asphalt temperature was extremely low and, counterintuitively, I think the tire was getting colder as the run went on.” Canet took third position in his rookie season in his debut at the “Race to the Clouds” last year. Continue reading ‘Victory Motorcycle 156 Practice Crash At Pike’s Peak. But On Starting Line On June 28th.’

Wider And Higher Views. New Windshield Trim Tapered Mirror Mounting Kit On Fairing For Harley-Davidson Project RUSHMORE Models.

1Windshield-Trim-Mirror-Kit2Windshield-Trim-Mirror-Kit.23closeupGet the rear view high and wide with the new Windshield Trim Mirror Mounting Kit (P/N 57400254, $149.95) and Tapered Mirror Kit (P/N 5600009, $149.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. The brilliant chrome Windshield Trim Kit fits at the base of the windshield. Its sweeping arms position the rear view mirrors (sold separately) at the fairing’s upper edge and permit adjustability.

The handlebar or inner fairing are uncluttered, and the rider gets a great rear view past the shoulders. It includes a three-piece trim kit and all required mounting hardware and fits 2014-later Street Glide®, Electra Glide®, Ultra Limited and Tri-Glide® models.

The Tapered Mirrors provide a large reflective face and have a sculpted teardrop-shaped shell styled to minimize the visual profile. Designed for easy installation, this kit includes left- and right-hand mirrors. For more information, visit the Harley-Davidson Store.

One man. One Victory Motorcycle. To Ride Around The World In Under 100 days.

His real name is Urs Pedraita. But to the motorcycle distance riding community, the Swiss motorcycle fanatic is “Grisu Grizzly.” is preparing to ride a Victory Cross Country motorcycle around the world in the fastest time possible. The current record for riding in all continents (not just through two antipodal points) stands at 120 days and two hours. But Urs, wants to ride the 100,000 km in under 100 days, which will mean he’ll break the existing record by 20 days. He will set off on the attempt in February 2016, starting and ending in Zurich, by riding an almost standard Victory Cross Country. Additional items added to the bike include a larger 33-litre fuel tank, a customised seat with a back support and two LED lights for better visibility during night rides. More details will be released over the coming months about his ‘all continents’ attempt.

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke44 - CopyEddie wanted desperately to have sex with this really cute, really hot girl in his office…. but she was dating someone else. One day Eddie got so frustrated that he went to her and said, ‘I’ll give you $100 if you let me have sex with you.’ The girl looked at him and then said, ‘NO.’ Eddie said, ‘I’ll be real fast. I’ll throw the money on the floor, you bend down, and I’ll finish by the time you’ve picked it up.’

She thought for a moment and said that she would consult with her boyfriend. She called him and explained the situation. Her boyfriend says, ‘Ask him for $200, and pick up the money really fast. He won’t even be able to get his pants down.’ She agreed and accepts the proposal.

Over half an hour goes by and the boyfriend is waiting for his girlfriend’s call. Finally, after 45 minutes the boyfriend calls and asks,’What happened?’ Still breathing hard, she managed to reply, ‘The bastard had all quarters!’

Management lesson: Always consider a business proposition in its entirety before agreeing to it and getting screwed.

Muffler Tips For Victory Tourers

an1an2For the Victory touring lineup, the Vision, the Cross Country and the Cross Roads models 2008-up, these muffler tips in black anodized finish.

Sold in pairs. $269.95. At Arlen Ness Victory Parts.

Waco Shootings. Forfeiture Motions Filed For Motorcycles And Vehicles Belonging To 25 Individuals.

1forfeituresThe McLennan County District Attorney’s Office has filed civil motions naming 25 individuals arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks motorcycle gang shootings seeking forfeiture of hundred of thousands of dollars’ worth of motorcycles and vehicles impounded after the shootout that left nine bikers dead and 18 others injured. Texas state law requires that forfeiture motions be filed within 30 days of an arrest and yesterday Wednesday June 17 marked the 30th day since the shootings that claimed nine lives and left 18 injured. The actual process of forfeiture can only take place after a person is convicted of the crime alleged in the forfeiture. Forfeiture, however, is a civil process and not part of a criminal action. Continue reading ‘Waco Shootings. Forfeiture Motions Filed For Motorcycles And Vehicles Belonging To 25 Individuals.’

Big Wheel Braking With A 6-Piston Brake Caliper And 18” True Floating Rotor Kit

HHiThe BFBK- 18″, 6 piston Direct Bolt on Brake Caliper & True Floating Rotor Kit by Hawg Halters Inc. (HHI) is now available in matching Dual Right & Left calipers and rotors for the ultimate in braking power.

This custom kit features a new 6 piston differential bore caliper for 18 inch brake rotors that is the first direct bolt on, purpose built caliper for the Big Wheel Bagger market.

The BFC-18 caliper now available in Left or Right models, features a completely redesigned and upgraded 6 piston configuration with bigger bores and larger brake pads which deliver increased overall braking performance. The BFC-18 caliper is available in, Polished, Chrome, and Black Anodized finishes. Other finishes available. Continue reading ‘Big Wheel Braking With A 6-Piston Brake Caliper And 18” True Floating Rotor Kit’

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsSturgis Motorcycle Museum Opens New “My First Ride” Exhibit. The exhibit features motorcycles many riders will recognize as that first motorcycle they ever rode. In addition, the exhibit features stories by people from all over the country detailing the first time they climbed on a motorcycle. So often, we hear visitors comment that we have their first motorcycle displayed in the museum. Those visitors tell us regularly how special it is to see that motorcycle and remember their first time on a bike.” said Christine Paige Diers, Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. When viewing the exhibit, patrons will see QR codes that can be scanned with a smart phone that access additional content on the web. The museum also hopes the exhibit will grow as people visit it. Anyone interested in sharing their story and photos can email them to info@sturgismuseum.com using the subject line “My First Ride.”

Zero Electric Motorcycles Now Used By 50 Police Departments. “This is a milestone for us, as more agencies embrace the benefits of Zero Motorcycles,” said Kevin Hartman, North American fleet sales director for Zero. “When compared to traditional police motorcycles, our patrol bikes have a lower total cost of ownership, are easier to maintain and – with minimal noise and no exhaust – are a vehicle for good community relations.” They also make it easier to nab the bad guys in the act. “This motorcycle is so quiet that we continuously sneak up on…..suspects while out on patrol,” says Officer Steve Carbajal of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Off-Road Unit.

Harley-Davidson Approves 15 Million Stock Buyback. Company Given BBB Credit Rating. The Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to an additional 15.0 million shares of its common stock. The 2015 Repurchase Authorization is in addition to the share repurchases that the Board authorized in February 2014, pursuant to which the Company was authorized to repurchase up to 20.0 million shares of its common stock. The number of shares repurchased, if any, and the timing of repurchases will depend on a number of factors, including share price, trading volume and general market conditions, as well as on working capital requirements, general business conditions and other factors. The Company expects the share repurchases to be accretive to earnings per share in 2015. Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has earned a “BBB” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The firm’s “BBB” rating suggests that the company is a moderate default risk. They also gave their stock a four star rating.  Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

Wheel Size And Drivetrain Changes. How To Correct Harley-Davidson Speedometer Reading.

Naumann32The downside to making changes in gearing or wheel sizes is that it throws off the speedometer reading. If you’ve got a pre–’96 Harley, or custom bike using a mechanical speedometer, you have to change either transmission speedometer drive gear, or front speedometer drive unit, or sometimes even have to change out the speedometer to a different ratio to correct the speedometer reading. Even then, readings may still be only within a couple of mph of being accurate.

speedoThat’s where bikes equipped with electronic speedometers are really cool. Either stock or custom bikes can be set up with a ’96 and up style electronic speedometer, and in a way that allows changing the speedometer reading without the trouble of swapping out parts to get a correct reading. The 1996–up OEM electronic speedometer itself isn’t adjustable.

To realize the full potential of the electronic speedometer, S&S designed a nifty little Electronic Speedo Calibrator Unit that plugs directly into the existing wiring and requires no tools or test equipment to use. It is makes accurately calibrating 1996–up OEM electronic speedometers a snap! It fits all Big Twin and Sportster® models originally equipped with electronic speedometers. It’s also great for custom builders using a ’96 and up OEM style speedometer and transmission. Continue reading ‘Wheel Size And Drivetrain Changes. How To Correct Harley-Davidson Speedometer Reading.’

8 Amazing Vehicles That No Longer Exist

Blending information with entertainment, this film takes a look at 8 incredible inventions to move your body. They have been abandoned but some may come back…

Veterans To Ride For Charity From Los Angeles To Sturgis On Indian Motorcycles

charityrideThe “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis” is a ride and campaign to raise awareness and support for wounded and severely injured veterans across the nation.In addition to their recent partnership with the USO and to honor veterans for their courageous service, Indian Motorcycle is stepping up their commitment to Veterans and Active Service members by providing wounded veterans with Indian motorcycles to ride cross-country to the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota. Several of the Indian Chief models have been outfitted with sidecars specially built and provided by Champion Sidecars to accommodate severely injured veterans.

CharityRoute“We are proud and honored to be part of The Next Great Tradition: Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis this year” said Robert Pandya, External Relations Manager for Indian Motorcycle. More than a dozen veterans, on Indian Motorcycles, will start their week long journey to Sturgis SD from Los Angeles with a surprise celebrity guest on July 27th. Their first stop is Las Vegas, NV. While in Las Vegas the veterans will be special guests at the unveiling of Indian Motorcycle and Polaris’ new 2016 model year rollout and Dealer convention. Leaving Las Vegas the veterans spend the next six days riding spectacular scenic backroads and exploring Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capital Reef National Park, The Arches and Moab Utah. From Utah they continue their quest through the Colorado National Monument, Hahn’s Peak Colorado, and Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming, arriving in Sturgis Sunday August 2nd. Continue reading ‘Veterans To Ride For Charity From Los Angeles To Sturgis On Indian Motorcycles’

Back To The 40’s. The Harley-Davidson Vintage White Collection.

1Vintage-White-Collection.22Vintage-White-GripsInspired by Harley-Davidson® motorcycles of the 1940s, the new Vintage White Hand Grips(P/N 56100104, $69.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories will complement classic styling or can also lend a traditional touch to a bobber-style custom effort. These grips feature a comfortable, nostalgic hourglass shape with a chrome accent ring and a molded-in “Harley-Davidson” logo. They fit 2008-later Touring, Trike, CVO™ Softail® Deluxe and CVO Breakout® and 2011-12 CVO Softail Convertible models.

The new Vintage White Collection also includes Vintage White Cushioned Footpegs in three styles, the Vintage White Shifter PegVintage White Brake Pedal Pad, and Vintage White Footboard Inserts for rider and passenger positions. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson Store.
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At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® PowerSports Complex in 2015

Race fans will want to prepare for an action-packed week of powerful motor battles at the Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex the first week in August. From 4x4s and jet-powered tractors to flying trucks and one-wheeled drag races, spectator excitement will be running high all week.

The AMA Extreme Dirt Track National ATV Championship Series starts the week with some insanely fun 4×4 racing action on Fri., July 31 and Sat. Aug. 1. These ATV powerhouse machines and their professional drivers shred the track as they battle for points in the series. Last year racers participating in the series, along with EDT officials, chose the Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex as their hands-down favorite after being asked to vote for the best overall track and facility.

The Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association cranks up the action on Sun., Aug 2 and Mon., Aug 3 with “Thunder at the Chip.” These monumental machines, some with jet-powered engines, get up to 7,000 horsepower as they tear up the track in a race to drag the most weight.

TORC: The Off-Road Championship Series brings a new level of excitement to the track with 900-horsepower, off-road trucks that hit speeds in excess of 100 mph and soar 200 feet in the air as they clear the well-placed moguls. TORC races will take place Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5. The hillside location of the TORC-built track gives spectators a unique view of the full track and land rush start, so audiences won’t miss any of the action. TORC’s professional four and two-wheel drive Trophy Trucks, as well as its Pro Light Class, will each be taking their turn through the difficult course, offering multiple opportunities to take in the high-energy excitement of some of off-road racing’s finest and most fearless drivers. Continue reading ‘At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® PowerSports Complex in 2015′

Mini Q Key Organizer Knife.

keyWe all need and carry keys. And from time to time we all need a knife. For convenience, why not carry all of them together for daily use. The Mini Q Key Organizer offers a practicle solution. Machined from aluminum, brass or titanium, Just attach the keys you already use then adds a 2.35-inch, 420HC stainless steel blade to the mix. Like the body, you’ll have your choice of a drop point, bottle-opener, or utility blade, and it’s available with a satin, brushed, or bead blasted finish. A Father’s Day gift? At Mini Key Organizer Kickstarter Campaign.

Hickory Flat Awesome Blue Custom Harley Shovelhead

arnold1arnold2arnold3Today, there are 2 schools of thoughts regarding custom building Harley vintage or classic looking motorcycles. Using a third-party engine manufacturer of Pan, Knucklehead or Shovelhead style engines, or using the original Harley powerplants. Builder Freddie Arnold from Hickory Flat Hot Rods only builds pre-85 customs using OEM engines and frames, although always at least mildly to radically modified. Advantage is of course for the owner the very precious VIN numbers and Harley titles preserved on this type of new old-school machines.

arnold4arnold5Among pre-Evo H-D motors, Freddie Arnold has a weakness for the Shovelhead. On this project he used a first-year of production 1966 Shovel with an engine displacement of 1,208 cc or 74 cubic inch whose design produced 10% more horsepower than the Panhead engine that it replaced. An early style of Shovelhead with the generator bottoms often referred to as “slabside” Shovel. Continue reading ‘Hickory Flat Awesome Blue Custom Harley Shovelhead’

Faster Sons. A Beautiful Short Film Featuring Shinya Kimura Building An MT-07.

During these last years, Yamaha has pioneered the sport/heritage motorcycle segment and encourages bikers and pro builders to customize their factory motorcycles with a retro flair. In this 1st of a series short film featuring Shinya Kimura rebuilding an MT-07, the manufacturer pays a tribute to all “Faster Sons”.



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