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A Trio of Trim Pieces From Ciro3D For Your Road Glide

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Ciro3DA Trio of Trim Pieces From Ciro3D For Your Road Glide

The design team at Ciro3D have just added some bling for your Road Glide in the form of LED trim for the vents and windshield. These new trim pieces beautifully compliment the Fang headlight bezels and Road Blades that we have featured previously. 

 

Lighted Vent Trim for Road Glide

The Ciro Lighted Vent Trim features 30 bright white LEDs in a low-profile chrome or black housing to draw attention to the front of your Road Glide. The housing is a clean design that sits perfectly in the vent of your fairing, but will not affect the airflow. Simple plug-and-play wiring with no need to remove outer fairing for installation. 

Fits: ‘15-up Harley-Davidson Road Glides

40020 Lighted Vent Trim for Road Glide Chrome $119.95

40021 Lighted Vent Trim for Road Glide Black $119.95

Horizon LED Lighted Windshield Trim for Road Glide

The Ciro Horizon LED Lighted Windshield Trim adds bright white LED running lights and amber sequential turn signals to the front of your bike in the cleanest way possible. The LEDs and hardware are both hidden behind a masterfully designed chrome or black steel trim piece that complements the styling of your Road Glide. The rubber gasket protects painted surfaces and the steel construction with shatterproof lens contributes to making a durable, quality trim. 

Fits: ‘15-up Harley-Davidson Road Glides

11050 Horizon LED Lighted Windshield Trim for Road Glide Chrome $239.95

11051 Horizon LED Lighted Windshield Trim for Road Glide Black $239.95

Center Windshield Trim for Road Glide

The Ciro Center Windshield Trim is the perfect way to cover up the weather-beaten rubber gasket on the front of your windshield. Made from steel and available in chrome or black, this is the cleanest way to eliminate that dull trim on the front of your bike. Also a great complement to the Horizon LED Lighted Windshield Trim and Lighted Vent Trim for Road Glide.

Fits: ‘15-up Harley-Davidson Road Glides

11052 Center Windshield Trim for Road Glide Chrome $39.95

11053 Center Windshield Trim for Road Glide Black $39.95

Legend Suspensions Demo Rides During Sturgis Rally

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Legend SuspensionsLegend Suspensions Demo Rides During Sturgis Rally

Legend Suspensions would like to invite everyone to the 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  Legend Suspensions will be offering free demo rides of their suspensions at their manufacturing facility, located at 3461 Whitewood Service Road, Sturgis, SD  57785.  Legend Performance Tour partners, Bassani Xhaust and Feuling Parts, will be on location as well, and have their products available to test ride on the demo bikes.

Legend Suspensions will be open to the public for product sales, service, and installations. Legend takes appointments via phone or email and walk-ins when availability allows. Legend Suspensions will be open for Sturgis Rally from July 30 ththrough August 10th.

For more information, to schedule an appointment, or for further details contact Legend Suspensions:

605-720-4202

service@leg endsuspensions.com

Legend Suspensions is highly committed to manufacturing only the highest quality, best performing suspensions available on the market. Legend Suspensions have a LIFETIME warranty and are proudly made here in Sturgis, SD USA. www.LegendSuspensions.com

 

The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling 2018 Lineup Finalized

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LineupThe Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling 2018 Lineup Finalized

Sturgis Buffalo Chip rounds out Best Party Anywhere lineup with more bands, races and bike shows.

The world’s largest music and motorcycle festival has announced the full two-week lineup of world-class concerts, professional racing, legendary bike shows and seriously fun events to take place July 30-Aug. 12. Twenty more acts have joined the likes of Kid Rock, Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner, Aaron Lewis, Theory of a Deadman, The Marshall Tucker Band and Phil Vassar. Some of the world’s top party bands have also made the list including Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Yelawolf, Chevelle, Reverend Horton Heat and Queensrÿche. The full list of bands scheduled for 2018 and the official 2018 lineup announcement video can be found here: http://www.buffalochip.com/BANDS

Lineup2018 Limited Edition Commemorative Poster

Artist EZ Wheelin’ has created a limited-edition poster to commemorate the full 2018 entertainment lineup. The retro art depicts timeless scenes from “The Best Party Anywhere!” A limited run of 100 poster prints are available for purchase for $20 here: www.buffalochip.com/poster

Acts Added to the Concert Lineup

Nearly 3000 bands submitted for the chance to get a spot in the 2018 Buffalo Chip lineup through the ReverbNation Road to the Buffalo Chip Opportunity. From this group the Buffalo Chip selected Scattered Hamlet, Ted Z and The Wranglers, The Hawkeyes, Well Hung Heart and BC & The Big Rig to get opening slots on the Main Stage. In addition to these bands, guests will have the opportunity to see the following acts on the Buffalo Chip’s five showcase stages during the event: Charlie Brechtel, OddFellas, The Living Deads, Stone Senate, Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws, Dan Johnson, Black Water Mountain, Crossroad Station, Creed Fisher Band, The Plott Hounds, Big Skillet, Pat Terranova, TRICK, The Buffalo Dreamers and DJ Hulio.

Racing and Bike Shows

In addition to musical entertainment, seven days of racing and nine distinct custom bike shows fill up the day time entertainment schedule.

The 2018 Concert and Races Lineup and Bike Show Schedule:

  • Monday, July 30 – Thursday, Aug. 2 – Bikini Beach Pre-Party with TRICK
  • Friday, Aug. 3
    • Pop Evil
    • The Flaunt Girls
    • Charlie Brechtel
    • Motorcycles As Art Exhibit Opens
    • Buffalo Chip Off-Road Expo: Dirt Riot Off-Road Trials
  • Saturday, Aug. 4
    • Foreigner
    • Red Sun Rising
    • Well Hung Heart
    • HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Revue
    • Buffalo Chip Off-Road Expo: Dirt Riot Off-Road Races
    • Buffalo Chip School’s Out Chopper Show
  • Sunday, Aug. 5
    • THEORY of a Deadman
    • Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races  Presented by Indian Motorcycle
    • The FXR Show & Dyna Mixer
    • Bell Brawl at the Buffalo Chip
    • Monday, Aug. 6
      • Lynyrd Skynyrd
      • Phil Vassar
      • The Hawkeyes
      • Kory Souza Originals – No Class Bike Show
      • Full Throttle Florida Magazine Bike Show
      • Buffalo Chip’s Gambler 500 Off-Road Mini Bike Enduro Races
      • Legends Ride
    • Tuesday, Aug. 7
      • Aaron Lewis
      • The Marshall Tucker Band
      • BC & The Big Rig
      • HUNKS The Show – #1 All Male Revue
      • Sportster Showdown
      • Women and Wheels Bike Show
      • Three-DomT Three Wheel Bike Show
      • The Buffalo Chip’s Gambler 500 Off-Road Mini Bike Showdown Races
      • Biker Belles
    • Wednesday, Aug. 8
      • Eric Church
      • Reverend Horton Heat
      • RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle
      • Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
      • World’s Sexiest Bagger Bike Show
    • Thursday, Aug. 9
      • Kid Rock
      • Lita Ford
      • Scattered Hamlet
      • Rat’s Hole Bike Show
      • Freedom Celebration
    • Friday, Aug. 10
      • John Kay & Steppenwolf
      • Yelawolf
      • Ted Z & The Wranglers
      • AMA Supermoto West Races
    • Saturday, Aug. 11
      • Chevelle
      • Queensrÿche
      • The Flaunt Girls
      • AMA Supermoto West Races

Buffalo Chip concerts and races are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The 2018 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

The Imaginary War Between MC’s And the Government

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Imaginary WarThe Imaginary War Between MC’s And the Government

Press Release
July 10, 2018
National Council of Clubs
Re: The imaginary war between MC’s and government.
Contact: David Devereaux-Spokesperson
media@councilofclubs.org, councilofclubs.org

The National Council of Clubs (NCOC), dedicated to protecting the legal and political interests of motorcycle clubs coast-to-coast, is extremely concerned about an imaginary war between motorcycle clubs and the government, created in the minds of some law enforcement and government prosecutors, playing itself out in courthouses across America. This ideology of war has followed us to the steps of the criminal justice system, where visibly draconian security measures have been implemented based on unsubstantiated and ambiguous sources, even though there have been no validated examples of motorcycle clubs storming courthouses during a trial. A topical example reinforcing such irresponsible claims has been recently memorialized in a Texas District Attorney’s press release relating to the supposed and constant threat of violent retaliation that prosecutors face during biker trials.

Despite the absurdity of the claim that any motorcycle club would storm a courthouse or target prosecutors with violence, there are no consequences for these falsehoods meant only to perpetuate fear and reinforce false narratives about 1% motorcycle clubs. And, of course, these false threats are used to justify excessive security measures during biker trials.

This fear-based tactic has real implications. Inside the courtroom, juries will be biased against biker defendants because of the perception that their safety is in jeopardy. Outside the courtroom, law enforcement will increasingly treat those exercising the constitutional liberties of association and expression as a direct violent threat based on inaccurate information and training. Incidents of motorcycle profiling and selective enforcement of the law will likely continue at epidemic levels until a more accurate narrative is reported by the media, both grassroots and mainstream.

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Exile Cycles – Rider RoundUp at the Ranch

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Exile Cycles2018 Rider RoundUp at the Ranch & Calendar Bike Building Championship Sunday Oct 7th 

The 2018 Rider RoundUp at the Ranch & Calendar Bike Building Championship returns on Sunday, October 7th 2018 to the old Western Town movie set at Paramount State Park near the legendary Rock Store on Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The event is produced by celebrity Calendar Bike Builder Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles in association with Jim Gianatsis / FastDates.com Calendars.

Featuring top Custom Bikes & Builders, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, Live Music, Food Trucks, BBQ and Craft Beer. Spectators on motorcycles will be able to ride onto the streets of the Western Movie Set and park, and everyone will be able to explore the old town which has been featured in hundreds of western movie and TV shows over the years, most recently in the current HBO television series Westworld. Paramount Ranch State Park is located at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura, CA 913901 off Highway 101 near Kanan Road. Show Oours 11am-5pm, Adult admission $10, Children are Free. For additional information, Vendor / Exhibitor Registration visit www.ExileCycles.com

Exile CyclesThis is also the premier of the new new 2019 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world’s top Custom Motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens who will be in attendance at the Show. Select Builders and their Bikes will be invited to be photographed by producer Jim Gianatsis for the next FastDates.com Calendars. For Calendar Bike Building Championship Entry go to – www.FastDates.com/BIKESHOW.HTM

Phil Vassar Brings Paradise to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Phil VassarPhil Vassar Brings Paradise to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Vassar will rock the stage just prior to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell performance and The Flaunt Girls are set to pull out all of the stops at “The Best Party Anywhere!”

It’ll be “Just Another Day in Paradise” when Phil Vassar, one of the most recognized singer/songwriters in Nashville, takes the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Monday, Aug. 6 just prior to a performance by the Chip’s self-proclaimed house band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
See the announcement video here

“Vassar churns out infectious, feel-good melodies that capture the heart and soul,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “He’s sure to bring ‘The Best Party Anywhere!’ to its feet. His music is the perfect backdrop for a summer music festival not soon forgotten.”

As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Larst Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo

Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.

The Southern Rock Gods Final Farewell
Lynyrd Skynyrd is bringing their “Last of The Street Survivors’ Farewell Tour” to the Chip to offer fans a proper goodbye. One of the longest standing Buffalo Chip traditions includes feeling the amphitheater shake with the roar of V-twins while hearing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” blast through the main stage speakers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will bring their hits home to the Wolfman Jack Stage on Monday, Aug. 6.

Phil VassarThe Flaunt Girls Pull Out All of the Stops
Part dance, part cirque, and 100% tease – The Flaunt Girls’ shows at the Chip will be the ones you will never forget with burlesque dancing, fire drumming, aerial bartending and a whole lot more. Catch them on the Wolfman Jack Stage opening for Pop Evil on Friday, Aug. 3 and for Chevelle and Queensrÿche on Saturday, Aug. 11 and on the Kinison Stage all of the nights in between.

The 2018 Lineup Includes:

Admission pass prices for the Best Party Anywhere will never be lower. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com

Harley On Tariffs

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TariffsHarley On Tariffs

The European Union has enacted tariffs on various U.S.-manufactured products, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These tariffs, which became effective June 22, 2018, were imposed in response to the tariffs the U.S. imposed on steel and aluminum exported from the EU to the U.S.

Consequently, EU tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles exported from the U.S. have increased from 6% to 31%. Harley-Davidson expects these tariffs will result in an incremental cost of approximately $2,200 per average motorcycle exported from the U.S. to the EU.

Harley-Davidson believes the tremendous cost increase, if passed onto its dealers and retail customers, would have an immediate and lasting detrimental impact to its business in the region, reducing customer access to Harley-Davidson products and negatively impacting the sustainability of its dealers’ businesses. Therefore, Harley-Davidson will not raise its manufacturer’s suggested retail prices or wholesale prices to its dealers to cover the costs of the retaliatory tariffs. In the near-term, the company will bear the significant impact resulting from these tariffs, and the company estimates the incremental cost for the remainder of 2018 to be approximately $30 to $45 million. On a full-year basis, the company estimates the aggregate annual impact due to the EU tariffs to be approximately $90 to $100 million.

To address the substantial cost of this tariff burden long-term, Harley-Davidson will be implementing a plan to shift production of motorcycles for EU destinations from the U.S. to its international facilities to avoid the tariff burden. Harley-Davidson expects ramping-up production in international plants will require incremental investment and could take at least 9 to 18 months to be fully complete.

Harley-Davidson maintains a strong commitment to U.S.-based manufacturing which is valued by riders globally. Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the company’s preference, but represents the only sustainable option to make its motorcycles accessible to customers in the EU and maintain a viable business in Europe. Europe is a critical market for Harley-Davidson. In 2017, nearly 40,000 riders bought new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Europe, and the revenue generated from the EU countries is second only to the U.S.

Harley-Davidson’s purpose is to fulfill dreams of personal freedom for customers who live in the European Union and across the world, and the company remains fully engaged with government officials in both the U.S. and the EU helping to find sustainable solutions to trade issues and rescind all tariffs that restrict free and fair trade.

NEW From S&S

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S&SNEW From S&S – Oil Pump and Cam Plate for M8 Powered H-D Models

Oil is often referred to as the lifeblood of an engine and getting it into and out of the right places at the right times can be a matter of life or death for internal components. This is where the folks at S&S step in with their proven dual scavenge pump technology in a brand new design for the M8 drivetrain. Independent scavenge sections for flywheel cavity as well as cam chest combine to create a superior tool for distributing oil throughout your engine, debris screens and a powerful magnet keep the flotsam from following it. Increased flow capacity on both feed and scavenge side as well as adjustable pressure relief valve are all designed to keep lubricant flowing throughout your engine under even the most extreme conditions. Matched to the billet aluminum S&S cam plate and you’ve created the perfect combination of oil management in your M8 powered touring or HD Softail model.


Check out the details at www.sscycle.com/m8-oil-pumps-cam-plates/

ThunderVolt 50 10.4mm Diameter Wires

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ThundervoltThunderVolt 50 10.4mm Diameter Wires

The Ultimate Performance And Racing Ignition Wire Available Today!

Press Release: Sumax’s biggest and lowest resistance wire – 10.4mm diameter and only 40-OHMS per foot = more horse power… torque… spark energy.

Thunderbolt 50 is the absolute best .409 inch, 10.4mm diameter high tech, high performance ignition wire available. IROC DYNO-Tested and Track Proven, achieving 5 HP and 7 lbs. torque better than the competition.Thundervolt

  • 40 Ohm/ft Ferrite Spiral-Wound coated core blend of exclusive copper/nickel alloy bonded by a conductive acrylic cover. Our Ferrite Spiral-Wound low resistance core provides optimum RFI and EMI suppression and is compatible with use on most electronic ignition systems and components.
  • Features a tightly woven heat treated fiberglass braid eliminating the need for additional sleeving.
  • Exclusive three layer 100% ZIMPLEX silicone outer jacket provides additional heat and abrasion protection up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and 102,000 volts dielectric strength, a must
  • for the extreme conditions of open wheel racing and under hood temperatures.
  • Available in Black with Gold lettering with color coordinated low profile 100% silicone PROBOOTS featuring vibration proof double spring locking spark plug terminals.
  • These wires are available in custom fit or universal sets are designed for Harley Davidson and Victory motorcycles. Two wire sets are $52.95. Milwaukee 8 four wire sets are $96.95.

Sumax is located in upstate NY.
315 768 1058
www.sumax.com

Scholarships from Lowbrow Customs To Promote USA Manufacturing

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USA manufacturingNew Scholarships from Lowbrow Customs To Promote USA Manufacturing

Lowbrow Customs, based in Brunswick, Ohio, has announced a scholarship program that is aimed at supporting USA manufacturing. Being located directly in the Midwest’s resurging Rust Belt may have provided some inspiration for the custom motorcycle parts brand.

USA manufacturing“Part of our motivation is self-serving. We deal with manufacturers on a daily basis,” said Tyler Malinky, founder of Lowbrow Customs. “We are trying to help create the next generation of manufacturers so we can work with them!” Lowbrow is located just south of Cleveland, Ohio, where industrial buildings and factories are part of the normal backdrop. “We love developing motorcycle parts, and working with other people who have the same attention to detail that we do,” said Malinky, “So we decided to do something to help fill the demand for skilled workers.” 

USA manufacturingLowbrow Customs donates two $2,500 scholarships per year to Cuyahoga Community College, also known as Tri-C. The scholarships are awarded by the Tri-C Foundation to students in financial need who are pursing workforce training. “I took both basic and advanced Solidworks 3-D CAD classes at Tri-C myself a couple years ago,” said Malinky when asked about Lowbrow’s decision to back the local college. “I started putting that knowledge to work after just the first few classes. It made a real impact in my life.” 

For more information please visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com/tric 

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