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76th Edition Of Daytona Bike Week. The Main Bike shows.

Sunday March 12. True Grit Gathering. Owners of vintage and classic motorcycles will meet at the “True Grit” event. Created by Warren Lane with the complicity and support of Bill Dodge, Billy Lane and Dan “Bacon” Carr, the event, whose format is informal by choice, is all about old iron, showing it and talking about it.

Not a day to compete for trophies, but a day to learn more about motorcycle history and to cultivate camaraderie. Arrive on your Scoot around 10.00 am at the covered Pavilion of Destination Daytona 1637 North Highway US1 – Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

Tuesday March 14. Mark Brodie’s People Choice. American V-Twin Custom Bike Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Pavilion of Destination Daytona Destination, 1637 North Highway US1 – Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

Wednesday March 15. Perewitz Custom Paint Bike Show. Organized by Dave Perewitz and daughter Jody, the show is all about the quality of the paint artwork applied on all types and models of 2 and 3 wheelers (the motorcycle itself is not judged). The event always features a very wide variety paint styles competing in different classes with the judging being performed by a selection of professional painters. Best of show walks off with a unique piece of fine motorcycle art by Rally Fine Art valued at $1,000 and a feature article in Airbrush Action Magazine. Many other prizes, custom painted trophies along with other substantial goodies “swag”. Show registration from 10 am-1 pm with awards being presented at 4 pm. at The Pavilion at Destination Daytona 1637 North Highway US1 – Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

Thursday March 16. Official Harley-Davidson Ride-In Bike Show. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an opportunity to shake hands with Willie G. Davidson. At The Pavilion at Destination Daytona 1637 North Highway US1 – Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

Thursday March 16. Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Chopper Show. Who is in Daytona for Daytona Bike week. Most of those participating, builders, vip’s, media and the usual “suspects” of the industry gather at Willie’s Tattoo Chop for 5 hours of old school bike celebration. The show is as much about the crowd than about the bikes. 20 classes of Old School bikes. BBQ- Live Band. Proceeds go to Veterans Home and Arni Foundation. “Willie’s Happening” is going to happen again….Don’t forget to get a tattoo. The show runs from 11 AM to 4 PM for the trophies and awards. 825 S Yonge Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Tel. 386-672-1888

Friday March 17. Boardwalk Show. After some rebuilding required after October’s hurricane Matthew, the Daytona Boardwalk will be for one day a custom builders’ corridor.

The only place in Daytona where you can get the benefits of breathing ocean air while looking at some of the best creations present in town. Registration at the corner of Main Street and boardwalk. Show runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

Friday March 17. Baddest Bagger Daytona Bike Show. 11 a.m to 4 p.m. At The Pavilion at Destination Daytona 1637 North Highway US1 – Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

Saturday March 18. Rat’s Hole Ride-In show. With Tattoo Contest. All Bikes for the show need to be in place by 10am for the show. 18 classes and many more trophies. Awards around 5pm.

All pre-registrations will get a free lunch sponsored by the Rat’s Hole and Backyard Boys BBQ. Parking Lot of Indian Motorcycle 390 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach

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Indian Riders. Kick Off The Riding Season With These 2 New Jackets. .

Out of the two new additions, the Frontier Jacket (below) is the one to ride in as it has CE protectors over the shoulders and elbows. Visually it can be identified by its quilted pattern across the shoulders and the contrasting brown suede collar.

The outer material is water resistant and made from a micro fibre fabric with a brushed cotton effect. Vent zips are hidden away and there’s an inner quilted liner that can removed on warmer days. Sizes from S to 3XL.

The new Oscar Jacket (below) is a shirt style and made from waxed cotton with a quilted lining. A bold black and white Indian logo is embroidered on the back. The snap down button on the collar ensures it stays in place during rides. Part number 2866179 in sizes S to 3XL. At Indian Motorcycle.

Harley Versus Indian. In 2017 Enjoy The American Rivalry And The Flat Track Experience.

The DAYTONA TT will mark the dawning of a new era for America’s most historic form of motorcycle racing, and the “World Center of Racing” will serve as the first battleground for the great American war between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles in 2017. The launch of online ticketing makes it much easier to plan for your American Flat Track experience (AFT). You can buy tickets right now for the 18-round,  8 AFT events scheduled for this year. AFT offers a military discount as a special thank you to our Armed Forces heroes, and children 12 yo and under are always free. A variety of ticket and hospitality options are available now using the links below.

2017 AFT Events Tickets

• March 16 – Daytona TT. Venue: Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL.  Reserve Tickets.
• March 25 – Georgia Short Track. Venue: Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA. Reserve Tickets.
• April 1 – Charlotte Half-Mile. Venue: The Dirt Track at Charlotte – Concord, NC. Reserve Tickets.
• June 3 – Red Mile. Venue: The Red Mile – Lexington, KY. Reserve Tickets.
• July 8 – Rolling Wheels Half-Mile. Venue: Rolling Wheels Raceway Park – Elbridge, NY. Reserve Tickets
• August 8 – Black Hills Half-Mile. Venue – Black Hills Speedway – Rapid City, SD. Reserve Tickets.
• September 9 – Williams Grove Half-Mile. Venue: Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA. Reserve Tickets.
• October 7 – American Flat Track Finals at SoCal Fair. Venue: Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA. General Admission Tickets. VIP/Hospitality. Continue reading ‘Harley Versus Indian. In 2017 Enjoy The American Rivalry And The Flat Track Experience.’

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“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”

Coco Chanel (1883-1971)

Breaking News. Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Track Race Bike Now available For Purchase. MSRP $50,000.

Last Year at the the 76th Sturgis Rally Indian Motorcycle celebrated the historic return of Indian to professional racing with the unveiled of the Scout FTR750 Flat-Track Racer. This FT750 is now available for purchase for the 2017 American Flat Track season. If you like to buy one, stop by your nearest Indian Motorcycle dealership.

“Since its debut, feedback on the Scout FTR750 has been overwhelmingly positive, with unbelievable interest and demand for the bike,” said Indian Motorcycle Product Director Gary Gray. ” The bike’s availability to all race teams will help further establish Indian Motorcycle’s presence in American flat track racing.” Continue reading ‘Breaking News. Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Track Race Bike Now available For Purchase. MSRP $50,000.’

American Motorcycle Manufacturers Paying 100% Tariff Abroad. True Or False?

Last Tuesday evening, in a speech to Congress, Harley-Davidson was singled out by President Donald Trump as example of an American company having difficulties to sell abroad because of high tariff and taxes reaching 100%.

President Trump didn’t mention any country, but the example he was talking about is India imposing a 100% tariff on all imported motorcycles with engines larger than 600 cc. Other notable countries with high tariffs on large motorcycles (see chart) are Thailand, China, and Malaysia. Continue reading ‘American Motorcycle Manufacturers Paying 100% Tariff Abroad. True Or False?’

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Motorcycle Minimalism Illustrated

Any custom builder can make motorcycles look bolder and more complicated. As a matter of fact it takes much more creativity and more courage to go in the opposite direction. Many of you may find this contraption, an exercise in simplicity, quite ridiculous. Others will think that the guy who imagined it is kind of a genius, illustrating on 2 wheels the famous quote of Antoine de Saint-Exupery “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

In new or old metal, a motorcycle is really extremely simple if it’s built only from useful parts. For pleasure, just add a few beautiful touches. With Easy (like a Sunday morning), I am convinced that Germany, Berlin, based shop Urban Motor wanted to add a touch of dry humor. But don’t be misled, there was a lot of work involved in making this Jawa’s two-stroke machine look like a racer.

A handmade new chassis from steel tubing, a minimalist very unique bodywork by Marvin Diehl of KRT Framework, a one-off front end with integrated handlebars, a pair of over skinny 23” alloy SM Pro wheels with rear drum brake, ultra short smoothly bended exhaust pipes, custom rear sets. an exposed throottle assembly, leather covered grips, etc. And yes, a painter worked on it, adding just a touch of gold on the front end and swingarm. Smile and go slowly…Urban Motor.

76th Daytona Bike Week. Shows And Bands At Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona.

Between March 11 and 17, there will be a kind of mini Daytona Bike week going on at the Russ Brown Pavilion at Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach. See you there…(address is Destination Daytona 1637 North Highway US1 – Ormond Beach, FL 32174.)

Bike Shows/Tournaments.

Saturday March 11. ARM Crusher2. ARM Wrestling tournament at 8 a.m.
Sunday March 12. Warren Lane’s True Grit Exhibition of pre-77 motorcycles. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday March 14. Mark Brodie’s People Choice. American V-Twin Custom Bike Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday March 15. Perewitz Paint Bike Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday March 16. Official Harley-Davidson Ride-In Bike show. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Women’s MDA Ride
Friday March 17. BaddestBagger Daytona Bike Show. 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Bands.

Friday March 10. Holman Autry Band at 1 p.m. iWard Of Eden at 3 p.m. Marty Manous Band at 5 p.m
Saturday March 11. Tommy Roxx Band at 1 p.m. BJ Wilbanks Band at 3 p.m. Russ Still And Moonshiners at 5 p.m. Kickstand Jenny at 7 p.m.
Sunday March 12. Jesslee Band at 1 p.m. Jacob Bryant Bam\nd at 3 p.m.

Daytona Chamber Of Commerce Names Nathew Hintz Official Artist Of Bike Week

An original painting by the Milwaukee-based gas-and-oil artist Mathew Hintz has been selected as the key image on the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce 2017 Bike Week Poster. The Daytona Chamber has also named Hintz the Official Artist of Daytona Bike Week.

This is the third consecutive year a work by Mathew Hintz has been featured on the official Daytona Bike Week commemorative poster. Created in his distinctive layered-paint style, the painting depicts a classic motorcycle fuel tank with a Florida palm tree reflected in the chrome gas cap.

Copies of the poster are free and available while supplies last at the Daytona Bike Week Welcome Center on Beach Street, and at select area businesses.

A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Hintz has worked professionally for more than 20 years to develop an impressionistic painting style that’s as singular as a thumbprint and celebrates the form and craftsmanship of motorcycles and automobiles. Continue reading ‘Daytona Chamber Of Commerce Names Nathew Hintz Official Artist Of Bike Week’

An Electric Indian Motorcycle To Be Launched In Four To Five Years

Polaris Industriesis working on an electric motorcycle model planned to be released in 4 to 5 years under the Indian brand name.

It’s the second time the company works on an electric 2-wheeler, the first one being the Victory Empulse built using the Brammo electric vehicle technology. Brammo has previously used electric motorcycle racing to both accelerate product development and to showcase its EV technology.

But until now, limited riding range, size of battery modules and production cost have slowed the manufacturing and marketing of electric motorcycles. The company’s new electric Indian is expected to cover 120 to 140 miles on a single charge if driven aggressively, compared with 75 miles for the current Empulse bike.

“The characteristics of the new powertrain are going to be more applicable to be able to ride a bike for pleasure and in twisties, and kind of how you would use today a pleasure bikes” says Polaris President Of Motorcycles Steve Menneto. Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire model tested and presented in limited edition in 2014 is rumored to be mass produced and launched in 2020 or sooner. Expect a race between the 2 big American manufacturers to be the 1st one to succeed in the potentially big market EV category.

2017 Daytona Beach. 1st. Annual Nash Motorcycle Ride & Skate Event.

It’s all about riding your motorcycle and riding your skateboard all in the same day. Nash Motorcycle Co. and a solid group of friends at Volcom, S&S, Street Chopper and many others are throwing a good ol’ fashioned Ride and Skate party on Friday March 17, 2017 during the 76th Daytona Beach Bike Week.

Kick off will be at the Broken Spoke, Daytona at 9:30 am, then riders will hit the world famous Alligator Farm in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Then direction north to the new South Beach Skate Park in Jacksonville. The ride will end at the Kona Skateboard Park for a night of camping, BBQ and a Bowl Riders Cup skate event with over $4000 in cash money up for grabs.

This year, just don’t just stand around drinking beer, looking at bikes Jump on your bike and go ride and skate with them.

New Stealth Turn Signals

These 18 dual color LED lights – white for running lights and amber for turn signals – are an easy direct bolt-on replacement of your factory bulky bullet lights mounted to your handlebars. They can be installed on all Harley Davidson models from 1996 to present, except those bikes equiped with an hydraulic clutch. MSRP is $249.99 for the set with an introductory price of $199.99. At Radiantz LED Lights.

2017 Daytona Commemorative Painting By David Uhl

Since 2005, David has offered each year a special piece for Daytona Bike Week each year. See them here: The 2017 Daytona  commemorative painting you are looking at is 90 % complete. David Uhl will be officially releasing the final image – and start taking orders – on Thursday morning March 9.

In this painting. an old timer is packing up his rusty trusty pan for the annual pilgrimage to Bike week. For this piece, Uhl is looking for your title submission. Only one submission per person with winner selected by Thursday morning at 9 a.m. mountain time.

Winner will receive a framed numbered/signed canvas giclee valued at $895.00. If you’d like to submit an entry, simply respond to this email and put your title in the subject line

If you’re coming to Daytona, please stop by and say hello to David Uhl whose gallery will be setup at Destination Daytona Harley-Davidson in Ormond Beach (right outside the main door) from March 9 to 19.

Modern “Retro” Floorboard Kit

nessfloorboardsMachined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum with rubber inserts for excellent foot traction. The perfect fusion of billet and rubber to provide the best in comfort and style.

The floorboards have 3 different mounting locations, including oem mount, giving 3 adjustability options allowing you to find the forward and back position to obtain your preferred riding position.

Floorboard is 13.8 L x 5.0 W. At Arlen Ness

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

In 2016 Harley-Davidson Financial Service Loan Losses Shot Up Year Over year. The 1.9% retail credit losses came amid a 2.3% year-over-year decline in loan originations. It’s a high unseen since the fourth quarter of 2010, when loan losses hit 2.11%. “The increase in losses was due to higher defaults across the portfolio, especially from those loans given in oil-dependent areas, and also lower used-bike values at auction” said John Olin, Harley-Davidson Inc.’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. For a motorcycle manufacturer, the recovery value is always a function of the used-bike price. As used-bike prices have come down, credit losses have gone up at Harley-Davidson Financial Services.

New Official Daytona Bike week Website. To coincide with the 2017 Official Bike Week event managed by the Daytona Regional Chamber’s Bike Week Task Force, the new website serves as the year-round online hub for information related to the event. This new website boasts a responsive design which allows an ease of use on any device. The website also features a sticky navigation, known in the industry as persistent navigation, that works to help visitors find what they are looking for with the least amount of clicks. The website was created by local company “Architechs for the Web” “

Indian May Finally Assemble Bikes In India. Polaris is looking to expand its dealerships footprint and planning to assemble the Indian motorcycles in the country itself. The company is reportedly scouting for locations to start assembly for the complete Indian Motorcycle range. Currently, the lineup includes the Chiefs, the Springfield, the Roadmaster and the Scout.

American Motorcyclist Association Announces Recipients Of 2017 AMA Awards. The individuals and organizations selected by the AMA Board of Directors have made outstanding contributions to the motorcycling community and their efforts support the AMA mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. The AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious of the awards and is presented for 2017 to John Ulrich of Lake Elsinore, Calif. Ulrich, a competitive road racer, team owner and publisher, was elected to the AMA Board of Directors in 2005 and served with distinction until 2015. Other 2017 award recipients include: • AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award: Denny “Budman” Kobza Jr., Palo Alto, Calif. • AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award: Russ Ehnes, Great Falls, Mont. • AMA Bessie Stringfield Award: Michelle Kumbier, Colgate, Wisc. • AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award: Backcountry Discovery Routes, Seattle. • Friend of the AMA Award: Perry King, Kool, Calif.; Louisville Vintage Motorworks, Louisville, Ky.; Nitro Circus, San Clemente, Calif.; Kelly Inman, Huntington Beach, Calif.; David O. DeWitt, Fort Wayne, Ind. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Released 2017 Biker’s Choice Catalog

The new 1,984-page Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice catalog features more than 3,500 new items that the company is proud to offer.

Arlen Ness has added parts for both Victory and Indian motorcycles and S&S is once again offering complete engines. Plus, Twin Power has added many new products to their line, including Clutch Kits, Valve and Spring Kits and the “Tension Reliever” Manual Primary Chain Adjuster, to name a few.

Biker’s Choice is introducing premium brands in this year’s catalog: American Suspension, Arnott, Drift Cameras, Koso Gauges, Magura Controls, Revere Seats, San Diego Customs, and XK Glow.

Biker’s Choice sells only to motorcycle dealers that you need to contact for Tucker Rocky products.

Radical Dyna Glide By Ken’s Factory

This new custom is called “Night Cap” because of the chosen whiskey-like paint color. At the opposite of an alcoholic beverage consumed to fall asleep, this new custom from Ken Nagai will keep you awake and surely will get your blood going when spinning it around town. It was designed to look like “unleashed adrenaline” although it was the client  decision to keep the Harley motor  in its stock configuration after a full rebuilt, except some aesthetic add-ons. If I didn’t tell you, you would not find out that the donor bike was a 1996 Dyna Glide. It’s always in Ken Nagai’s philosophy to rebuild Harleys to look like true one-off customs built from the ground up. And as illustrated, he is quite successful at this full makeover task.

To accomplish such a challenge, the Harley was stripped down to bare frame. Then tubing was cut in pieces to be either discarded or re-used to build the new frame platform. Of course, the neck piece where there is the factory stamped H-D VIN number was preserved to legally preserve the Harley title with the Japan DMV. Far from being prisoner of the Dyna classic look, Ken worked his magic to give the rebuilt H-D its own very unique personality. Helped by a big bag of money from his client, “Night Cap” got a new and interesting geometry with a 35-degree rake frame, a shop fabricated double-rail swingarm and an unusual rear suspension setup (2″ lower than stock) using a set of Ohlins shocks mounted almost  horizontally. Continue reading ‘Radical Dyna Glide By Ken’s Factory’

The Peterson Automotive Museum Presents Harley Versus Indian

The Petersen’s newest exhibit will celebrate the century old rivalry between Harley-Davidson and Indian. The exhibit explores the history of competition between the two American motorcycle manufacturers. It will be held in the Museum Richard Carter Family Gallery, and will open to the public on Saturday March 4. The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

2017 Daytona Bike Week. True Grit Gathering Of Pre-1977 Motorcycles Is Sunday March 12.

On March 12,, from 10 am till 6 pm, owners of pre-1977 vintage and classic motorcycles will meet at the “True Grit” event.

Created by Warren Lane with the complicity and support of Bill Dodge, Billy Lane and Dan “Bacon” Carr, the event, whose format is informal by choice, is all about old iron, showing it and talking about it.

Not a day to compete for gold colored plastic trophies, but a day to learn more about motorcycle history and to cultivate camaraderie.

Arrive on your Scoot around 10.00 am (due to heavy traffic bikes on trailers must arrive prior to 10 am) at the covered Pavilion of Destination Daytona.

Address is 1637 North Highway US1 Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

(photography archives @ H. Roesler)

2017 Maverick Wheels By RC Components

In the 2017 lineup, RC Components offers these forged Maverick Chrome and Eclipse wheels featuring a unique 10-spoke styling with intricate details and craftsmanship. Applications for Harley, Indian, Victory, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda and Yamaha motorcycles in sizes ranging from . 16 x 3.5” to 30 x 4”. Sold without ABS or with Standard ANBS or “linked” brakes. Matching floating brake rotors in size11.5”, 11.8” or 13”. These wheels carry a full Lifetime Warranty. Online at RC Components.

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“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

Confucius

Italian Style Diamond Floorboards

1bisfloorboards2bisfloorboards3bisfloorboards2floorboardsIn September 2010, Italian born Matthew Vity took a vacation in San Francisco, and fell in love with everything Harley. Back home, he had to decide what to do with his professional life. In 2011 he started Vity’s Design, creating a collection of custom parts with a very unique Italian touch. Five years later his catalog is quite thick and these floorboards are one of his latest additions.

CNC Machined from billet aluminum and/or brass and offered in many finishes, including white and brass. Non-slip surface. The floorboards offer 2 positions. Dimensions are 13.8” L x 5.0” W. The passenger floorboards are 7″L x 3.25”.They fit all Harley models 1983-2016. At Vity’s Design.

BMW K75 Alpha Racer

Designed by Doruk Erdem as a Bonneville Salt Flats racer, it was built by Mark Atkinson. The donor bike was a BMW K75, a factory bike introduced in the United States in 1986 sporting a 3-cylinder engine with a balance shaft and shaft rear drive, and produced until 1995. Obviously, it now features an entirely different frame, a turbo, a reworked shifter, new steering and brakes and beautiful art-deco style fairing with BMW kidneys. Need to see it perform on the Salts.

Don’t Be A Victim And Catch A Crook

This a warning to everybody working in the motorcycle industry. An individual, supposedly French citizen, calling himself alternatively Pierre Dubois or Pierre Müller and possibly other aliases, pretending to be a journalist of well known print or digital custom motorcycle magazines in the US and Europe, contacts industry vendors to get free parts and samples to be tested then featured in “his” magazine.

Sometimes, he pretends to be about to launch or to work for the foreign edition of a current magazine that you know or work with, even when this edition doesn’t exist. Some major vendors of the industry have been duped, sending all types of parts to this guy with delivery at a US or French postal address. Of course, it’s a scam with the parts probably destined to be sold for a 100% profit or maybe used for his own custom motorcycle project(s).

First, nobody at the Cyril Huze Post has ever solicited free parts to be tested with the promise to feature them in our magazine. Second, I would recommend to all vendors to never send anything to a person you don’t know personally as being a journalist employed by a magazine you know well, and without contacting first the Chief Editor and verifying that the address of delivery is a true business address, not a PO Box. On the following page, an example of the way Pierre Dubois/Muller contacts vendors of the industry to get free custom parts. Continue reading ‘Don’t Be A Victim And Catch A Crook’

New “Muzzle Brake” Foot Pegs

For admirers of fire arms? These new foot pegs from Brass Balls Cycles are inspired by the cool design of muzzle brakes, with the inclusion of essential grip on top to keep you connected to your bike.

Precision machined from aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum. light weight and very strong. Adjustable chrome plated steel clevis are included. And for the “logo advertising on parts” haters the Brass Balls logo is machined… on the underside.

Measurements: 4.06″ L x 1.38″ W x 1.14″ tall. Fitment: All H-D models. Sold by set of 2 pegs, 2 HD Male Clevis, 2 socket head cap screws. @$129.95 per set. Order online at Brass Balls Cycles from your local dealer or Biker’s Choice.



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