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NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

Bikers Aid Hurricane Victims
Dear NCOM Board; We have spoken with Doc (NCOM Board Chairman “Doc” Reichenbach) and he has given us the go ahead to solicit relief assistance from our affiliates.  After helping our friends and neighbors, we are now ready to contact the motorcycle community to assist with a storm that has contributed to the greatest property loss in our nation’s history.

We have responded to an effort led by Central Harley-Davidson in Austin, Texas.  They are receiving donations and then trucking them to dealerships in the affected areas, principally Houston.  We asked if we could get our organization’s members to ship to their store and they said yes, but make sure the boxes are marked.  We see a great need with the cleanup efforts, so this is what we are proposing –

  • Phase 1 – Groups can order cleanup supplies from the box stores – Walmart.com, Target.com or even the Home Depots and Lowes.  Package one type of item per box and then labeled (ex. attached hurricane relief – tarps, or hurricane relief – surgical masks, etc.).
  • Phase 2 – We are coordinating with Motorcycle Resource Teams and bike clubs to volunteer at Central H-D and delivery points to load/unload boxes so the motorcycle shops can still conduct their daily business.
  • Phase 3 – Once delivered we will assist with getting the supplies to the areas in most need.  Getting a group to set up at the Golden Triangle H-D shop and delivering supplies to neighborhoods in the affected areas.

Following is a list of needed supplies – extension cords, box fans, work gloves, tarps, box cutters, blades, nylon rope for tarps, bug spray, antibacterial wipes, disposable surgical masks, rubber gloves, shop vacs.

If folks would rather send money donations, a Houston organization that is networked with a multitude of churches and organizations in the state who are doing the relief work and gets the supplies that are needed in a very timely manner is www.somebodycares.org.  Please check them out, and they have a donate button on their website.  They also have a Houston warehouse with trucks going to affected areas daily, so we will also put them on the suggested list of recipients for Mancuso H-D.

We want to thank you in advance for the assistance offered from our awesome motorcycle community.

Serving Him with Joy,
Lou & Denise Nobs, NCOM Christian Unity
ncom.christianunity@gmail.com

NCOM Board Of Directors / Regional Meeting In Oklahoma City
The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) Board of Directors will hold their bi-annual board meeting at the Biltmore Hotel, 401 S. Meridian Ave in Oklahoma City on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in conjunction with the NCOM Region II Conference.

All motorcyclists are invited to attend this free event, to learn and share with fellow bikers rights activists from around the country and across the region (NCOM Region II consists of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska).

For further information, contact NCOM at (800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

Laconia Motorcycle Week Organizer Elected To N.H. Statehouse
Longtime motorcycle enthusiast and organizer of the annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, Charlie St. Clair has won a House Seat in a special election in Belknap County, New Hampshire, posting a mild upset in the previously Republican-held district.

Charlie rides a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic and has been riding cross country every year for over thirty-four years to attend Laconia’s sister rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, and was inducted into the Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame in 2008.  He has served as executive director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association since 1992, and will continue in that role.

Newly-elected State Rep. St. Clair (D-District 9) says “People know me, and I’m going down there to represent my constituents in my district.  As for motorcyclists, I’ll be watching out on their behalf whether they’re constituents or visitors to the state.”

Illinois Law Mandates Students Learn What To Do During A Traffic Stop
In addition to reading, writing and arithmetic, students in Illinois will now learn a possibly life-saving lesson; What to Do during a Traffic Stop.

The new state law, signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, is aimed at preventing a situation from escalating when teens are pulled over by police, and mandates that teachers dedicate instruction time to ensuring that students learn what to do and what not to do during a traffic stop, and how not to panic and do something that may seem like a red flag to cops.

“My hope is that if we uniformly require that driver’s education include the protocol and what is expected when you interact with a police officer that things will not escalate,” Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), who sponsored the bill, told the local station ABC 7.

Arkansas Becomes 37Th State To Revise Slingshot Licensing
Polaris Industries reports that Arkansas no longer requires Slingshot owners to have a motorcycle operator’s license, thus making the Natural State the 37th state to classify the three-wheeler as a car for licensing purposes.

“When Slingshot was introduced to the market in 2014, most consumers were required to hold a motorcycle endorsement or license to operate it,” the company said in a recent press release. “Because Slingshot does not feature handlebars or straddle seating, but rather offers a unique three-wheel configuration with a steering wheel and side-by-side seating, state policymakers have recognized the need to update their operator licensing laws.”

Although Slingshot resides in the motorcycle classification which has long provided for three-wheel designs, operator skills are more similar to those required for a passenger car.  “Our goal is to gain a unified classification and operator licensing scheme across the country to provide more opportunities and driving freedom for consumers looking for the ultimate thrill experience that Slingshot offers,” said Rachael Elia, Slingshot Marketing Manager.

Banned Knives Now Legal In Texas
A bipartisan House bill repealing the Lone Star State’s 1871 ban on Bowie knives and other large blades has been signed by Governor Greg Abbott, dropping the carry of illegal knives such as “Bowie knives, daggers, dirks, stilettos, poniards, swords, and spears” from the Texas penal code on weapons, a crime which currently carries fines of up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both.

Still off limits for knives with blades over 5.5 inches will be places such as schools, correctional facilities, houses of worship, and bars that derive more than half their income from alcohol sales.  Minors, under 18, will not be able to buy or carry a location-restricted knife.

New Hampshire passed the nation’s first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010, and since then such knife restrictions have been repealed in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Facing Backlash, Confederate Motors Changes Its Name
When Matt Chambers created his company in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he chose to name it Confederate Motors “in a salute to good Southern principles,” but in today’s politically charged climate that associates the Southern Confederacy with racism and white supremacy, Chambers has decided to retire the name.

“The Confederate brand was no longer viable.  I think we lost a lot a business with that name,” Chambers told the Los Angeles Times, adding “We’ve missed out on branding opportunities.  So, it’s time to retire it.”

The company is now the Curtiss Motorcycle Co., named after the father of American aviation, Glenn Curtiss, who gained fame competing with the Wright Brothers to dominate the skies, but who also famously built and raced motorcycles.

Their first model will be called the Hercules, the name originally used for Curtiss’ motorcycles, and will be an electric sportbike.

British Motorcyclists Ride On Parliament To Protest Bike Crime
Hundreds of concerned motorcyclists rode through London on Saturday, Sept 9th to protest a staggering increase in bike thefts, bike-jackings and brutal attacks on motorcyclists in the U.K.

The protest comes after acid was sprayed at six scooter riders in a 90 minute period in a series of attacks in London in July, with one victim suffering “life-changing injuries” according to police.  Due to these vicious assaults, acid attackers now face life in prison, and prosecutors have been advised to impose sentences of up to four years just for carrying acid.

Other riders have had their bikes stolen from them by armed thieves.  Recent crime figures have shown that vehicle theft has risen 18.6% nationwide in the last year and 25.9% in London, which is a trend that has been plain to see for bike owners.  The thieves are more brazen than ever, posting pictures of bikes they’ve stolen on social media.

As the police struggle with motorcycle theft, the army may be called in to address the situation.

Protest organizers ‘#BikersUnited’ say 65 bikes are stolen a day in the capital, while riders increasingly face “violence, knives, acid and even death from the thieves.”

Formed of a number of biking groups including MAG (Motorcycle Action Group), #BikersUnited says on its Facebook page: “We represent the 1,000s of riders of motorcycles and scooters in Britain and are protesting about the outrageous escalation of bike theft and bike jackings in our country.”

Philippines Calls For Bigger License Plates To Deter Crimes
The Philippine Senate has unanimously approved a bill requiring the Land Transportation Office to provide bigger and reflectorized license plates for motorcycles and scooters to deter crimes.

Voting 21-0, the upper chamber approved on final reading Senate Bill 1397, or the proposed “Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017”, which would require significantly larger license plates for the front and rear of all motorcycles and scooters for easy identification to deter motorcycle-riding criminals from easily getting away.

“Motorcycles have become crime machines. With their small plate numbers, criminals perpetrating crimes while on board motorcycles easily flee from the scene of the crime, and usually there are no witnesses who can read or identify plate numbers so that the authorities can go after the criminals,” Senator Richard Gordon, the bill’s author, said.

Study Shows Car Drivers Are Confident They Can Text And Drive Safely
A recent study by Progressive Insurance reveals that about one third of car drivers feel confident in their own ability to text and drive, yet the majority believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents and more than 90% say it should be illegal.

The report showed a sharp difference in attitudes between younger and older drivers, with more than 60% of 18-34 year olds being confident in their ability to safely text while driving, compared to less than 6% of those 55 and older.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States in 2015.  Teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.

The study further showed that men think they are better at texting and driving, with twice as many men (21%) as women (11%) saying they are “very confident” in their ability to text while driving.  Despite that confidence in their own abilities, some 88% of men and 97% of women think texting should not be allowed.

Among all drivers, more than 65% of individuals polled believe that texting/looking at one’s phone while driving is the most common cause of traffic accidents in the United States.  And 83% of individuals believe police should be able to pull over drivers for texting alone.  Yet at the same time, 34% of respondents said they were somewhat or very confident in their ability to text while driving.

Meanwhile, the study said the most common feelings evoked when seeing another driver texting is concern (62%) followed by irritation (50%), and these feelings didn’t vary by age or gender.

Quotable Quote:  “A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.”
~ Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) science-fiction author

The AIM/NCOM Motorcycle E-News Service is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

There’s An App For That!

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An App ForHarley OEM Part Stream

There’s an app for that!

As an ancient Chinese proverb says, “There’s an app for everything.” And while that’s probably true, if you wanted to get replacement parts or accessories for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle, chances are you’d have to do some lengthy and fairly complicated digging through print catalogs, dealer indexes, or the main H-D website just to find a part number. This holds especially true if your Harley is an older model, in which case the H-D website won’t be of any help at all.

But thanks to Blake Taylor, an avid bike enthusiast and app builder from Australia, parts finding problems are a thing of the past. Blake is, as he puts it, just an average Aussie guy who owns an 2004 Harley-Davidson V-Rod VRSCB. One day, fate intervened in the guise of a bike accident that left him shaken up and with one of his feet badly smashed. And while some people might have called it quits at that point, Blake called it sort of an awakening.

When he set out to fix his bike, he says, “I realized it wasn’t the easiest of tasks to complete as I wasn’t able to go to the dealer due to my foot being smashed up. So I searched for an app that would help me with the process, but was surprised to find there wasn’t such an app, so I decided right there and then to design and release one.”

It helps that Blake builds apps for a living. After lots of development and testing, he was able to launch his app, Harley OEM Part Stream, into Google Play and iTunes stores on June 20, 2017.

Blake says the app can help you with Harleys from 1941 to current models. “This App is the only one on the market and will change the way we care for our bike and streamline a rather difficult process of sourcing parts, part numbers and prices for years of Harley’s 1941 to 2017 and free service manuals for selected models,” he says.

Of course, the app won’t find the part itself for you, but it will find the part number, and that is a big step because once you have your desired part numbers, you can order from a part supplier in the United States or take your list to your local dealer, even if you don’t live in America. The app also contains exploded diagrams and prices (USD) and can show you exactly where on your bike a certain part fits.

Currently Blake’s app is for Harleys only, but he says he’s also got apps for other brands. You can find detailed instructions on how to go about finding your specific parts on YouTube by entering the app’s name. Harley OEM Part Stream is available at all major app stores for download. It’s not shareware and costs $7.99 AUS (or about $6.35 U.S.), but that’s a tiny sum for something that saves you lots of time and effort.

—Tripper

Moto Beach Classic

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Moto Beach ClassicRoland Sands Presents The Moto Beach Classic At Bolsa Chica State Beach’s Sea Legs Live

Press Release: The team at Roland Sands Design has been dreaming about a beachfront moto event for years. We have finally been given the keys to the kingdom at Bolsa Chica State Beach. We are partnering with our friends at Sea Legs Live, a legendary concert venue on the sand, to bring a day of reggae with Black Uhuru and Wargirl and a night of punk rock with Lit and Unwritten Law. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also taking Super Hooligan Flat Track and motorcycle drag racing to the beach. Throw in a West Coast Board Riders Surf Comp, art show, demo rides and unique vendors, and you have an incredibly entertaining day at the beach with something for everyone. The Moto Beach Classic is on Saturday, October 14th at Sea Legs Live. Presale tickets start at $29. Limited VIP tickets are available. Kids under 10 are free.

Indian Motorcycle presents the RSD Super Hooligan Bolsa Banzai Championship Race
In what we believe is an industry first, Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle are bringing beachfront flat track motorcycle racing to Southern California. We’ll be assembling a specially built 110 x 300 ft. track to accommodate sideways flat track racing action next to the surf. This will be the penultimate round of the Super Hooligan National Championship race series, where a $50K Indian FTR race bike will be awarded to the series Champion. Dirt flat track classes being featured are: Super Hooligan, Open Pro, Run What Ya’ Brung, Cycle Zombies Degenerate Choppers & Tank Shift Vintage. Plus mini bike roadracing on an asphalt course. This is the Bolsa Banzai!  Read More

Brooklyn Invitational – Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series

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17_0909_IndianCustoms_BrandAmp_BKInvite_443Brooklyn Invitational

Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series

Press Release: As the title sponsor of the ninth annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show, Indian Motorcycle unveiled three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber crafted by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co. and skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, in conjunction with Roland Sands Design.

Indian Motorcycle specifically partnered with these three highly-regarded customizers, as each brings a uniquely distinct vision and signature style. The end result being three totally unique custom interpretations of the Scout Bobber, which helps showcase how easily customizable the bike is and the versatility of the platform. While Keino Sasaki and Satya Kraus carry long-standing reputations forged through years within the customization and aftermarket industry, skateboard icon Steve Caballero has seen his profile increase steadily within the last several yearsthanks to his love for vintage American v-twins and his participation in festivals such as Wheels & Waves.

Released mid-July during X Games weekend in Indian’s hometown of Minneapolis, the Scout Bobber represents a core passion of motorcyclists – connection to the road without a need for anything unnecessary. “Strip it down” was the mantra and inspiration Indian Motorcycle used when developing the latest model in its iconic Scout lineup. A low-slung, blacked-out, 100 horsepower, minimalist motorcycle that proves less is definitely more.   Read More

Kuryakyn Luggage Tie-Down Anchors For H-D Models

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Tie-Down Anchors

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Kuryakyn Luggage Tie-Down Anchors For H-D Models

Tie-Down Anchors

Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor

Press Release: Kuryakyn Tie-Down Anchors are your ticket to more time riding and less time spent mounting gear on that next road trip. Available in two variations, these easy-access mounting points offer a safe, secure and convenient location for attaching luggage straps or bungee cords on Harley-Davidson models.

Rear Tie-Down Anchors install discreetly to rear fender struts on select Road Glide, Road King, Street Glide, and Sportster models with the included hardware. The Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor utilizes the rear seat bolt location on all H-D cruisers and Touring bikes without Tour-Paks. In addition to providing mounting points, the anchors also minimize potential friction damage caused by straps rubbing against painted or finished surfaces. Constructed from durable polished steel to withstand heavy luggage loads, the minimalist design provides convenient attachment points when needed, while staying virtually unnoticed when not in use.

Rear Tie-Down Anchors (P/N 5071, Silver – P/N 5072, Gloss Black)
Fits: ’14-’18 Road Glides (except FLTRU, FLTRUSE), Road Kings & Street Glides, ’04-
’18 Sportsters (except XL1200T)
  MSRP: $39.99

Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor (P/N 5073, Chrome – P/N 5074 – Gloss Black)
Fits: All H-D cruiser and Touring models without Tour-Paks
  MSRP: $19.99

Indian Motorcycle Racing

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Indian Motorcycle RacingIndian Motorcycle Racing Secures First American Flat Track Championship With Jared Mees’ First-Pace Finish At Williams Grove Half-Mile

Mees Captures Ninth Victory of Season and Earns Fourth Career American Flat Track Championship

After more than 60 years away from professional flat track racing, Indian Motorcycle has won the 2017 American Flat Track Championship after Jared Mees’ first-place finish at the Williams Grove Half-Mile. The 2017 title marks Mees’ fourth career national championship.

Although it looked like it was going to be Mees’ day to shine after he won both his Heat, Semi, and left everyone in his dust during the Main, multiple red flags threw some uncertainty into the mix. And even after his teammate and championship rival Bryan Smith crashed out of the race – pretty much sealing the deal on the championship with Mees only needing four points – Mees didn’t go easy. He held on to the win and crossed the line 0.232 seconds ahead of teammate Brad Baker.

Indian Motorcycle Racing

SEPTEMBER 03, 2017 – American Flat Track at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

“Entering the year, our team goal was to be competitive and refine our purpose-built Scout FTR750 to eventually become a leading bike,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “It’s safe to say we’ve far exceeded expectation by securing the Manufacturer’s Championship through 14 races and now the AFT Championship through 16 races. It’s an incredible accomplishment by the entire Indian Motorcycle Racing team.”

American Flat Track recognizes a Rider Championship in each class. The rider that accumulates the most points in each class over the course of a season is declared the National Champion of the class. With only two races remaining, and Mees (342 points) ahead of the next racer – teammate Bryan Smith – by more than 50 points, Mees has guaranteed a Ride Championship.

Indian Motorcycle Racing

SEPTEMBER 03, 2017 – American Flat Track at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Aboard the Scout FTR750, the Indian Wrecking Crew has combined for 35 of the season’s 48 total podiums, including six sweeps. Mees has nine victories on the season. Fellow Wrecking Crew Riders, Bryan Smith (276 points) and Brad Baker (247 points) will battle through the final two races of the season for second place.

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, has its sights set on inching closer to a season sweep as American Flat Track returns to the Lone Star Half-Mile on September 23.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

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Twin Dash Pouch For Indian Roadmaster

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Dash PouchTwin Dash Pouch For Indian Roadmaster

Hopnel Sewn Products delivers a well thought out and designed Twin Dash Pouch for the Indian Roadmaster and Chieftains.  Each pouch is   8 ½’’ x 2 ½’’ x 3’’ deep, with a combined length of 17’’.  This Twin Dash Pouch mounts securely with hook and loop to the top of the fairing dash and will not work loose even in the harshest driving conditions.  Its tapered design allows air flow from the windshield vent opening, keeping proper air movement over the dash.  The zippered openings are protected by a full length flap covering the opening to keep weather from getting inside.  Available in Black or matching Desert Tan.  Made in the USA.

Twin Dash Pouch for Indian Roadmaster and Chieftain 2014 – Newer

 

 

 

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Black Part # V30-206BK MSRP $49.95

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Desert Tan Part # V30-206D MSRP $49.95

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Indian Motorcycle Racing Secures 6th Podium Sweep

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PodiumIndian Motorcycle Racing Secures 6th Podium Sweep Of 2017 Season At Springfield Mile II

Jared Mees Captures Eighth Victory of Season – Inches Closer to Fourth Career American Flat Track Championship 

The Indian Wrecking Crew and the Scout FTR750 secured its 12th first-place finish and sixth podium sweep of the 2017 American Flat Track season at the Springfield Mile II. Season points leader Jared Mees captured his eighth win of the season, while fellow Wrecking Crew riders Bryan Smith and Brad Baker placed second and third, respectfully.

After finishing second at the Springfield Mile I on May 28, Mees got redemption when he edged out fellow Wrecking Crew rider Bryan Smith by .021 at the Springfield Mile II. With three races remaining, Mees is in control to earn his fourth career American Flat Track Championship.

“Hats off to my team for having my Indian Scout FTR750 dialed in,” said Mees. “After getting edged out by .005 back in May, this was the race I had circled on the calendar and really wanted to win. With three races remaining, we’re preparing to finish the season strong.”

Through 15 races this season, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 have secured 33 of the season’s 45 podiums. The Indian Wrecking Crew holds the top three positions in the season’s point standings with Mees at 317, Smith at 271 and Baker with 227 total points.

“Jared and Bryan have been competing all season long, so it was no surprise to see those two at it again at the Springfield Mile,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product for Indian Motorcycle. “To capture our sixth podium sweep of the season is remarkable and a testament to all the hard work and preparation from our team.”

Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Williams Grove Half-Mile on September 9.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

RSD Super Hooligan Night At Costa Mesa Speedway

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Super HooliganRSD Super Hooligan Night At Costa Mesa Speedway

Costa Mesa Speedway is hosting a Super Hooligan Night on Saturday, September 9th for Round 8 of the Super Hooligan National Championship series presented by Indian Motorcycle. The most exciting, diverse and unpredictable live action racing event in Southern California. Costa Mesa Speedway has put fans right on top of all the action from the comfort of an Arena style grandstand seating since 1969- it’s a spectators dream! Bring out the entire family, grab some food and drinks and take a seat to watch both the Speedway Motorcycles and Super Hooligans rip around the track.

Gates open at 6pm and dirt flies for the first race at 7:30pm. Spectator fee is $20 at the gate.

Space is limited for the Super Hooligan class, so get your entry in now for a chance to reach for Super Hooligan glory!

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SHNC Contingencies & Prizes

Indian Motorcycle

  • One Factory Indian FTR750 professional GNC flat track race bike will be awarded to the Super Hooligan Series Champion at the final round in Bolsa Chica, CA on October 14th.

*Winner must be present at final round

  • Indian Motorcycle $1,000 Winner-Takes-All bonus to winner of Super Hooligan Main Event.

Dunlop Tires

  • $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $100 (third) payouts for Super Hooligan Main Event.
  • $1,000 Winner-Takes-All Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash event.

Bell Helmets

  • $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $75 (third) payouts per Super Hooligan Main Event.
  • $2,500 bonus to be awarded to Super Hooligan Series Champion at the final round in Bolsa Chica, CA on October 14th.
  • Custom painted helmet trophy for Super Hooligan winner at each round.

K&N Engineering

  • $300 Winner-Takes-All Holeshot Award for Super Hooligan Main Event.

MOTUL

  • $300 Cleanest Hooligan race bike at each race. TBD by SHNC.

For the most up to date schedule and SHNC standings visit our Super Hooligan Blog.
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Staci Wilt’s 3,500 Mile Trip to and from the Black Hills

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Black HillsStaci Wilt’s 3,500 Mile Trip to and from the Black Hills

By Staci Wilt
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

If you’ve been riding a motorcycle or been involved in the motorcycle community for more than five minutes, you’ve heard of Sturgis. The rally wasn’t always a rally. In fact, back in 1938, Sturgis was more of a racing weekend put together by the Jack Pine Gypsies motorcycle club. Over time the rally became more known as the american “mecca” for motorcyclists, with attendee numbers ranging from 400,000-1.2 million depending on the year. As part of the younger generation of riders, I never understood the hype of the rally…until I experienced it firsthand back in 2015 for the 75th annual. Now, it’s a yearly tradition for me to make the trek to Sturgis, South Dakota. This year I spent three weeks on the road traveling to and from the rally. This is the story of my adventure.

Black HillsTuesday, August 1st: I left downtown San Francisco with my friend Kendra at about 11:00pm after hours and days of failed attempts of fixing our friend Halsey’s FXR. With a 3rd day in a row of stalling the start to our journey, Halsey stayed behind to get her bike sorted, and we started our journey east. We rode a little over 200 miles to Reno, NV, where we crashed on a friends couch from about 4am to 8am before hitting the road again.

Black HillsWednesday, August 2nd: 700 miles from start to finish. To beat the 100 degree forecast, we started early out of Reno and headed east across the barren Nevada desert. With not too much to see across Interstate 80, and the need to make up for lost time from FXR Dilemmas in the Bay Area, we had our eyes set on Idaho Falls, ID for the evening. After hours of dull scenery we trekked north to Twin Falls, ID. The barren desert of Northern Nevada quickly turned into humid rolling farmland as we crossed into southern Idaho. Not to mention the sunset, which was one of the best I had seen on the road in weeks, perhaps months. Low and behold, Halsey was able to get her FXR dialed in and was able to hit the road with about 400 miles between us. We decided to continue on to Idaho Falls (IF) where there were more hotel options and less miles between us and the Grand Tetons—our primary sight seeing activity on our route to Sturgis. The last 200 miles weren’t easy. The sun had set and I had been battling an eye infection for days which had impaired my vision, making night riding a bit of a hassle. I had to completely rely on Kendra to navigate the way, even at times when the highway construction left us on dirt roads for a mile or two. At about 1am we safely made it to our hotel in IF. Our 700 mile day was complete.

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