Wild 1 Chubbys®

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Wild 1 Chubbys®

If you’re looking for a set of Chubby® MX style bars and risers, you will want to check these brand new Wild 1 Chubbys® out! The new “Savage” Chubby® handlebars are 1.25” at the clamping section and 1” at the grip section, while the risers sport a massive 1.5” diameter and a 1.25” clamping section and come in heights of 3” and 10”. All Chubby® Risers and clamps are machined out of the highest quality T6061 billet aircraft aluminum. “Savage” bars are Diamond knurled like all Chubby® bars! Both “Savage” handlebars and risers are drilled for internal wiring and a mean clean look. With a 31” width and a flatter wrist angle these Chubbys® are designed for perfect control and aggressive riding.  “Savage” Chubbys® are manufactured with the same double wall construction as all Wild 1 Chubbys® with 1.25” diameter tubing and come in a show chrome, hot rod black powder coat or raw finish. Fits most H-D models EXCEPT for FLHT/C/U/K, FLHX. 

All Wild 1 inc’s products are 100% made in the USA since 1996.  

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NEW –  Shadow Pipe for the Sidewinder 2 into 1 Exhaust!   

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NEW –  Shadow Pipe for the Sidewinder 2 into 1 Exhaust!   

Love the performance of a two into one, but need the aesthetic of dual exhaust on your touring bike? The folks at S&S Cycle completely get it. The big power of their stepped header Sidewinder 2:1 system is the ultimate addition to any performance bagger and to keeps things balanced, they just launched their Shadow pipe. Perfectly matched to the 4.5” Sidewinder system, the Shadow pipe fills the left side gap under your saddlebag for a well sorted symmetrical look. Check out both the Sidewinder and Shadow pipe for 1995-2019 HD touring models

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JIMS Castlenut Socket for Softail Inverted Forks

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JIMS Castlenut Socket for Softail Inverted Forks

 The new Softail® inverted forks utilize a unique inner fork nut (Castlenut) to secure and compress the fork spring. For $81.85, this one-piece solid steel socket is designed to help the technician by securing the socket to the joint rod prior to final assembly. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

Volbeat Seals the Deal with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Volbeat Seals the Deal with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

 The chart-topping Danish rock sensations are ready to pound out some serious heavy metal psychobilly on Friday, Aug. 9.

The unmistakable heavy metal boogie of Volbeat will disrupt the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Friday, Aug. 9. Critics have referred to Volbeat’s blend of heavy metal, rockabilly and punk as “Elvis Metal” and “hooky, major-key hard rock with a beat you can’t keep to yourself.” This unique sound has helped the band become an undeniable rock force, earning them six chart-topping hits in less than five years, See the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS

“We’ve received so many requests to book Volbeat over the past few years, so we searched them out and started listening. Now we’re big fans!” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “There’s some tremendous talent here with a sound that Buffalo Chip fans are going to love.”

Volbeat’s chart-topping songs include “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” which clung to the no. 1 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart for nine weeks, and “Seal the Deal,” both from their latest album, “Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie.” All of the band’s six studio albums have been certified gold in Denmark, and their second album, “Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil,” received platinum status. The 2010 album release “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven” was subject to widespread international critical acclaim, receiving double platinum in Denmark, platinum in Finland and Germany, and gold in the United States, Sweden and Austria.

Volbeat joins an expanding list of some of the world’s most talented and beloved bands performing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2019. 

The 2019 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Sunday, Aug. 4           Godsmack

American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races+

Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

Collective Soul

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Friday, Aug. 9             Volbeat

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

Reverend Horton Heat

The 38th annual festival, known as “The Best Party Anywhere!,” will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019.

Fans can expect more band and pass announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information, full festival, multi-day and specially priced day passes 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, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. 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 Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. 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.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Delivers An Elemental Touring Experience Powered By The Milwaukee-Eight Engine

Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, the new Electra Glide Standard is a “Dressed down Dresser” that provides a raw, fundamental riding experience inspired by Harley-Davidson’s Grand American Touring roots.

Designed for the traditional touring customer, the Electra Glide Standard is for the rider seeking to disconnect from all the noise of the day-to-day through riding. No screens, simply a motorcycle that provides and heightens the experience of the journey. This fundamental experience is a key element in the design and engineering of the Electra Glide Standard.

The Electra Glide Standard features essential Harley-Davidson styling elements such as the iconic batwing fairing, chrome trim, standard saddle bags, and cast aluminum wheels. Chrome accents are added in high-impact design areas and complemented by polished rocker, cam and derby covers and select blacked out components – a blend of traditional elements and modern trends.

“To express the stripped-back essence of the Electra Glide Standard we focused on finishes that were simple, timeless, and fundamental to the Harley-Davidson’s touring line. Chrome was added to key components and complimented by polished and blacked out parts,” said Harley-Davidson’s Vice President of Styling & Design Brad Richards. “The rocker, cam, and derby covers are finished with chrome to emphasize the V-Twin shape of the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. In addition, they add a dose of nostalgia that draws a through-line all the way back to the first Electra Glide.”

To provide a raw touring motorcycle experience without riding compromises, the Electra Glide Standard features all the latest ride and handling technology of Harley-Davidson’s Touring line such as standard electronic cruise control, hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers, 49mm front forks with Showa dual bending valve suspension, and Brembo brakes with optional Reflex Linked and ABS features.

A central part of the riding experience, and a highlight of the Electra Glide Standard, is its Milwaukee Eight 107 cu. in. V-twin engine that features sleek, modern styling that respects the heritage of previous Harley-Davidson big twin engines.

In the Electra Glide Standard, the Milwaukee Eight provides the performance and riding benefits that riders the world over regard and appreciate with quick throttle response, plenty of passing power, and the iconic Harley-Davidson big twin sound.

The Electra Glide Standard is a showcase of an aspect of Harley-Davidson’s More Roads promise to continue to lead the heavyweight Touring segment with compelling products that inspire more riders to fully engage in the sport of motorcycling.

The Electra Glide Standard model is offered in Vivid Black with an M.S.R.P. of $18,999*

* Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. Learn more about how Harley-Davidson is Building the Next Generation of Riders at www.harley-davidson.com.

Judge Carter Says Government Can’t Seize Mongols MC Patch

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Judge Carter Says Government Can’t Seize Mongols MC Patch

By David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

The federal government will not be seizing the Mongols Motorcycle Club’s collective membership marks anytime soon. Judge David Carter issued a short and direct decision today (February 28, 2019) during phase 3 of the US v. Mongols Nation trial in the Federal District Court of Southern California concluding, “The First and Eighth Amendments to the US Constitution prohibit the Government’s request to forfeit the rights associated with the collective symbols. Accordingly, the Court DENIES the requested forfeiture of collective membership marks.”

Although this is a major victory, it is likely not over yet. Using the past as an indicator, the MPP believes that the government will likely appeal Judge Carter’s decision. But this decision gives hope that the constitutional principles at stake will continue to prevail against overzealous prosecutions.

The Particulars
Judge Carter denied the government’s request for the Mongols Nation to forfeit rights associated with the Mongols collective membership marks, including their name and center- patch. This means Judge Carter has set aside the jury’s grant of forfeiture in phase 2 of the trial based on the First and Eighth Amendments.

However, Carter tentatively granted the requested forfeiture of weapons, ammunition, body armor, and specific property seized during the ATF raids pending the filing of an amended request consistent with this order.

Finally, Carter denied the Mongols Nation’s motion for acquittal and motion for a new trial. This means that the jury’s Guilty verdict in phase 1 of the trial (guilt phase) stands. The Mongols Nation as an entity, defined as all patched members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, has been found guilty under the RICO statute.

Carter then set the Sentencing Hearing for April 24, 2019 at 1:30pm.

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Star brite Salt Off and Corrosion Blocker

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Star brite Salt Off and Corrosion Blocker:

New Applicator & New Product
Protect your ride from road salt & brine 

Road salt is the enemy of your bike, attacking all metal parts and components. Left untreated, salt leads to corrosion that will attack metal, ruin paint and chrome and can lead to damage far worse than simply cosmetic issues. The solution? Star brite Salt Off and Ultimate Corrosion Blocker.

Salt Off was originally developed to shield metal from the harsh marine saltwater environment, the toughest conditions any metal can ever face. Salt Off breaks down and removes salt deposits from all metal and painted surfaces, leaving behind a protective polymer barrier to help prevent future deposits. Use the Salt Off applicator to apply to multiple bikes, trailer or trucks using a garden hose. 

After the area is salt-free, protect it with Star brite ULTIMATE Corrosion Blocker. Corrosion Blocker shields all painted, polished, chromed or bare metal from the destructive effects of corrosion. The non-aerosol sprayer won’t clog or run out of propellant and the formula won’t create a gooey mess or leave a watery run-off. The polymers bond to the treated areas for long-term protection. Corrosion Blocker displaces moisture and will not harm wiring harnesses.  

For more information, visit www.starbrite.com or call (800) 327-8583.

NCOM Convention In Orlando Welcomes Riders Nationwide

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NCOMNCOM Convention In Orlando Welcomes Riders Nationwide

The 34th annual NCOM Convention is right around the corner, so plan now to be a part of one of the largest gatherings of motorcycle rights activists in the world.  This year’s NCOM Convention will be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Universal Orlando, located at 5780 Major Blvd., in Orlando, Florida.

Topics such as Motorcycle Profiling and “Save the Patch” will be among the many issues concerning our nation’s motorcycle community that will be discussed, as hundreds of bikers’ rights activists from the ranks of motorcycle rights organizations (MROs) and Confederations of Clubs (COCs), as well as independents and other allied riders will gather in “The City Beautiful” to address matters of interest to all riders.

Agenda items will cover various legal and legislative issues, with Special Meetings for Veterans Affairs, Women in Motorcycling, Clean & Sober Roundtable and World of Sport Bikes, as well as the Christian Unity Conference and Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting.  Additional seminars will be conducted regarding RICO And Its Effect on Your Organization, Restoring Your Rights, Leadership 101 and “Share the Road” Motorcycle Safety.

All motorcyclists are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many meetings, seminars and group discussions that focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to protect our riders’ rights and preserve Freedom of the Road.

Be sure to reserve your hotel room now for the special NCOM rate of $114 by calling (800) 222-8733.

Registration fees for the NCOM Convention are $85 including the Silver Spoke Awards Banquet on Saturday night, or $50 for the Convention only.  For more information, or to pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) ON-A-BIKE (662-2453) or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited-Edition 2019 Roadmaster Elite 

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Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited-Edition 2019 Roadmaster Elite 

With Only 200 Being Produced, This Ultra-Premium Touring Machine Offers  The Ultimate Riding Experience 

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced its latest ultra-premium touring motorcycle, the 2019 Roadmaster Elite. With only 200 available, the limited-edition Roadmaster Elite pairs modern touring amenities with iconic Indian Motorcycle styling. The 2019 model also boasts many exclusive premium features including a hand painted custom-inspired design along with top of the line premium amenities.

Every Roadmaster Elite is an artistic masterpiece that features Wildfire Red Candy over Black Crystal paint with real 24-karat gold leaf badging. Each bike undergoes a meticulous paint process that takes nearly 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand.

New for 2019, the Roadmaster Elite receives an upgraded 600-watt PowerBand™ Audio Plus system. The high-powered system delivers exceptional sound and clarity from high-output fairing, trunk, and saddlebag speakers that are 50 percent louder than the stock audio system offered on the 2019 Roadmaster. The PowerBand Audio Plus system features an enhanced nine-band dynamic equalizer that auto-adjusts specific frequencies to the optimal level at different vehicle speeds to compensate for road, wind, and engine noise to deliver crystal clear sound quality in every riding condition. 

Additional premium amenities unique to the Roadmaster Elite include leather passenger armrests, spacious billet aluminum rider and passenger floorboards, a premium touring console, billet aluminum pinnacle mirrors, and chrome bumpers.

“The Roadmaster Elite offers the most refined, premium touring experience for riders that demand the best of the best,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “We’ve truly left no stone unturned, packing this bike with style and comfort features that take the touring experience to a new level.”

Along with the powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine, which produces 119 ft-lbs of torque for exceptional power at low RPM, the Roadmaster Elite features the latest ride-enhancing technologies available from Indian Motorcycle, including: 

Selectable Ride Modes
Three selectable ride modes, including Tour, Standard and Sport, allow the rider to adjust the bike’s throttle response to fit their riding preferences. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one motorcycle with three distinct personalities. 

Rear Cylinder Deactivation
When the Thunder Stroke 111 reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 59⁰ F, the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, resulting in less engine heat for improved rider comfort in slow-moving or stopped traffic. The rear cylinder instantly reactivates when throttle is applied for a seamless transition to full power.  The bike also features redesigned lowers that provide optimal airflow for improved comfort.

Ride Command:
The Indian Motorcycle Ride Command system is the largest, fastest, most customizable infotainment system on two wheels. The seven-inch, glove-compatible touchscreen features turn-by-turn navigation, customizable rider information screens, Bluetooth compatibility, and pairs with the Indian Motorcycle Ride Command mobile app for remote accessibility to key vehicle information. Riders can also plan a ride route with up to 100 points on the Ride Command website and wirelessly transfer it to the bike via Bluetooth. 

The 2019 Roadmaster Elite also comes standard with all the premium touring amenities riders expect from an Indian Roadmaster, including full LED lighting, a genuine leather two-up touring seat individually heated for rider and passenger, ABS, heated handgrips, keyless ignition, a push button power windshield, weatherproof, remote-locking saddlebags, a spacious trunk that fits two full face helmets, and over 37 gallons of storage space.

Among the performance upgrades available for the 2019 Roadmaster Elite are a new Stage 1 Exhaust, a Thunder Stroke Stage 1 Performance Air Intake, Thunder Stroke Stage 2 Performance Cams, and the 116ci Stage 3 Big Bore Kit for riders looking for the ultimate in performance. The bike also has many comfort and style accessories available including a mid-rise handlebar, a new color-matched open fender and 19-inch front wheel for riders who prefer a more aggressive look.

With only 200 available, pricing for the ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite starts at $36,999 in the U.S. and $44,499 in Canada. Available at Indian Motorcycle dealers today.  

Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and the 2019 Roadmaster Elite by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and following along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle Company 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.

JIMS Engine Stand for Milwaukee-Eight Softail 

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JIMS Engine Stand for Milwaukee-Eight Softail 

Whether you’re doing an engine tear down or setting up your engine to display, JIMS has got you covered.  JIMS engine stands are made from .1875” (7 gauge) steel and powder coated JIMS blue. For only $109 this stand (Part No.5834) is a must if you are going to be doing any powertrain work on your bike. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

Harley-Davidson FXRG Spring 2019 Collection

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Harley-Davidson Kicks Off New Year with Next Generation Performance Riding Footwear

Innovative Performance Features Stand-Up to Off-Season Riding Challenges

New year, new rides, new adventures… For many, riding season is all year long affair. And, for those who live in climates where the changing seasons play a large factor in road safety and accessibility, Mother Nature often becomes a back seat driver, dictating when and where a ride can safely happen. Distracted driving can be attributed to many factors; however, wet, cold or uncomfortable feet no longer need to be one.

When it comes to protective riding styles for all seasons, Harley-Davidson’s line of performance footwear with state-of-the-art Functional Extreme Riding Gear (FXRG) technology will help to better prepare riders no matter what Mother Nature throws their way.

“It’s essential for riders’ safety that they wear protective footwear on the road,” said Amy Lovall, Wolverine World Wide’s product manager of the Harley-Davidson Footwear product line. “The FXRG technology integrated into the new performance riding boots is composed of the best materials the industry has to offer and means safer, more comfortable riding in all weather conditions.”

Launching in Spring 2019, the new FXRG series will feature two men’s and one women’s performance riding styles with a streamlined and edgy design that will be available exclusively at participating Harley-Davidson dealerships. The styles incorporate some of the industry’s best-in-class performance features for all-season riding.

Each new style will feature a highly durable waterproof, full-grain leather upper crafted with TFL Cool System heat-resistant leather that reflects the sun’s rays, helping to keep the boot up to 54 degrees cooler than standard leather and a locking YKK inside zipper with Velcro closure for ease of wear. High-wear areas on the boots are doubly protected with abrasion, oil, scuff, stain and water-resistant TecTuff overlays that withstand heavy use and are up to 10 years more durable than traditional leathers. A HydroGuard waterproof membrane lining offers breathable protection from the elements, letting moisture vapor out while preventing water from getting in to the boot, keeping riders feet warm and dry. Vibram abrasion, oil and slip-resistant outsoles offer optimal performance ratings and superior durability and traction on and off the bike while 3M reflective material provides increased visibility in low-light conditions.

Select styles in the collection will also feature enhanced safety and comfort features including Poron XRD lining- an open cell foam that goes rigid on contact, absorbing and disbursing energy to provide extreme impact protection in strategic areas on the boot or Flexvent Technology that offers increased flexibility and air flow at crucial flex points delivering a more comfortable experience for the rider.

Harley-Davidson is set to debut these three new styles featuring FXRG technology just in time for the April Showers Spring riding is sure to face. The men’s Giddens and Hartnell along with the women’s Balfour boots will be available exclusively at Harley-Davidson dealerships and will retail from $190 to $220.

For more information, visit www.harley-davidsonfootwear.com to view the entire collection or to find a retailer near you.

Harley-Davidson FXRG Spring 2019 Collection 

Men’s:

Giddens
With a sport bike-inspired design and best-in-class performance features, the men’s Giddens boot is ready for whatever Mother Nature sets in its way. Part of the Spring 2019 Harley-Davidson FXRG Collection the boot features a durable, waterproof, heat-resistant TFL Cool System leather upper that helps to keep the inside of the boot up to 54 degrees cooler by reflecting the sun’s rays.TecTuff overlays offer increased abrasion resistance and durability at high-wear areas across the vamp and toe box of the boot. A breathable, Hyrdo-Guard membrane that lets water vapor out while keeping moisture at bay, while a Vibram abrasion, oil and slip-resistant outsole offers superior traction and durability for the rider. Foam ankle protection and Flexvent Technology offer increased protection together with better air circulation and flexibility at critical flex points for the wearer while 3M reflective material offers increased visibility in low-light conditions. An ankle strap and subtle black metal Bar & Shield branding adorn this sporty boot ready for all-weather rides. MSRP: $200

Hartnell
The Hartnell, part of the men’s FXRG series for Spring 2019, is the perfect boot for serious riders who won’t let extreme weather stand in their way. Built to withstand soaring temperatures that can cause a boot’s surface temperature to climb upwards of 140 degrees fahrenheit, the Hartnell features a nine-inch TFL Cool System leather upper, that helps to keep the inside of the boot up to 54 degrees cooler and TecTuff overlays to offer increased abrasion resistance and durability. The boot is lined with a Hyrdo-Guard membrane, allowing moisture out but never in, while 3M reflective material helps to increase rider visibility in low light conditions. The Hartnell features Poron XRD foam inserts, designed to absorb and disperse more than 90 percent of energy when impacted at high strain rates adding extra protection on the road. MSRP: $220

Women’s:

Balfour
The women’s Balfour is built as tough as the women who wear it. As part of the Spring 2019 FXRG collection, the Balfour features extreme performance technology, style, and comfort. The eight-inch moto boot is crafted with TFL Cool System leather that helps to keep the inside of the boot up to 54 degrees cooler by reflecting the sun’s rays. TecTuff overlays offer increased abrasion resistance and durability at high-wear areas of the boot while a breathable, Hyrdo-Guard membrane lets water vapor out while keeping moisture at bay. The racing-inspired silhouette is paired with a supremely durable Vibram abrasion, oil and slip-resistant outsole offering superior traction and performance for the rider. Foam ankle protection and 3M reflective material offers increased protection for the rider and visibility in low-light conditions. A double ankle strap and subtle black metal Bar & Shield branding adorn this boot with unmistakable H-D edge and attitude, ready for all-weather rides. MSRP: $190.

NASCAR’s Biggest Names to Attend the Buffalo Chip’s Inaugural Rusty Wallace Charity Ride

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NASCAR’s Biggest Names to Attend the Buffalo Chip’s Inaugural Rusty Wallace Charity Ride

Motorsports Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace has enlisted his NASCAR friends to join him for a day of fun and riding from Rapid City to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

Winston Cup Champion and Motorsports Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace is gathering some of his fastest and most famous faces in NASCAR for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s first ever Rusty Wallace Charity Ride on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The public is invited to join the kick-off party in Rapid City’s Main Street Square, which will feature Rusty’s famous #2 car, “Midnight,” and a host of NASCAR celebrities. Those who register for the ride will receive fun swag, enjoy riding through the beautiful Black Hills with the celebrities and a private reception at the Buffalo Chip. One hundred percent of riders’ fees will benefit The NASCAR Foundation and South Dakota Special Olympics – Rapid City Flame. Also, NASCAR memorabilia and a special VIP race experience will be just two of the items on the auction block at the Rapid City event.

“I’ve never met anyone more genuinely nice than Rusty Wallace,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Right from the beginning he was excited about this event, helping the charities and bringing his NASCAR buddies to join the fun. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rusty and bringing this ride to Sturgis Rally fans.”

The World’s Fastest Superstars
As a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and 55-time race winner, Rusty Wallace is one of America’s greatest racecar drivers. He is one of the top five money winners in NASCAR history with nearly $55 million in career earnings and ranked eighth best all-time career total victories. Wallace won at least one race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series for 16 straight seasons, the third longest winning streak in history. He is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, International Motorsports Hall of Fame and National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame, making him one of only 20 individuals to have completed the “triple crown,” of America’s auto racing halls of fame. Read More

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

‘Green New Deal’ Seeks To Outlaw Gas-Powered Vehicles And Gassy Cows

In very broad strokes, the Green New Deal legislation laid out by Congressional Democrats sets goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy, from electricity generation to transportation to agriculture.

The nonbinding resolution calls for “10-year national mobilizations” toward accomplishing a series of objectives that the legislation lays out.  Among the most prominent, the deal calls for “meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.”  The ultimate goal is to eliminate fossil fuels, shifting away from oil, coal and nuclear power, in favor of eco-friendly energy such as wind and solar power.

The Green New Deal calls for “replacing non-essential individual means of transport with high-quality and modern mass transit,” which is a flowery way of calling for a ban on gas-powered passenger cars, trucks and motorcycles, as well as airplanes.

According to the legislation, within the decade;

  • – Achieve a net-zero carbon economy with 100% clean renewable energy
  • – Eliminate internal combustion engines and expand electric car manufacturing
  • – Overhaul transportation systems and make air travel obsolete by expanding high-speed rail
  • – Retrofit all existing buildings for energy efficiency
  • – Work with farmers “to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions” such as cow farts
  • – “Economic security” for all, including higher education, jobs, wages, housing and health care

In short, the legislative framework combines climate-change-related ideas with a “dream” list of progressive economic proposals that would affect every American and overhaul the U.S. economy, all at an initial estimated cost of up to $6.6 trillion a year over the decade.

Importantly, the bill, introduced on Feb 7 by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), is a nonbinding resolution, so even if it were to pass it wouldn’t itself create any new programs but would instead establish a lofty set of ideals the House should pursue in the coming years.

Number Of American Households With Motorcycles Is On The Rise
More U.S. households than ever before now own one or more motorcycles.  A recent study conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) shows that the number of American households with at least one motorcycle in their garage has reached 8.02% in 2018.  According to the MIC, in decades of surveying, this is the highest percentage ever reached, and represents a 15.6-percent increase over 2014 (when ownership was 6.94%); an increase of more than 1.5 million homes.

“The household penetration numbers have always been among the most important figures to us,” said MIC President and CEO Tim Buche.  “We’re certainly happy to see more homes that have a motorcycle. Riders who talk about motorcycling to friends and neighbors help to inspire people who don’t yet ride.”

Out of an estimated 126,224,000 households in the United States, over 10 million now own (at least) one bike.  In fact, the number of motorcycles per household has been calculated to average around 1.30, meaning some families own more than one bike.

According to the MIC survey, the total number of motorcycles owned also reached record levels, jumping to 13,158,100 last year, an increase of more than 2.5 million motorcycles compared to 2014, the last time the MIC conducted the survey.  It is even higher than the previous record from 2009 (11,704,500), which followed a long period of high-volume new-bike sales.

The estimated number of motorcycles in use rose to 12,231,000 in 2018, an increase of more than 2 million since 2014.  And that number was more than 1 million better than the record figure from 2009, when 11,015,105 motorcycles were in use.

“Modern motorcycles are high-quality machines, enabling the pre-owned market to be a key part of the overall growth in the motorcycle and rider population,” said Jim Woodruff, secretary/treasurer of the MIC Board of Directors and COO of National Powersport Auctions. “The annual pre-owned market is actually three times larger than the new market. Used bikes appeal to many riders because there are so many options in terms of price and style.”

The percentage of motorcycles in running order was down 3 percentage points, from 96.1% in 2014 to 93% in 2018.  “As used units become a larger part of the overall motorcycle population, it’s not surprising to see a slight decrease in the percentage of operating units,” Woodruff said. “Our research shows that the average age of a pre-owned motorcycle sold in the U.S. is approximately eight years old.  Plus, vintage bikes are on trend now and many riders are keeping non-runners as part of their collection.”

Federal Judge Seeks Expert Opinions On Mongols Patch Seizure
A federal judge presiding over the high-profile Mongols motorcycle club trial has put out a wide-ranging call for expert legal input on the implications of the government’s unprecedented efforts to gain control of the trademarked insignia worn by club members. Read More

JIMS Countershaft 1st Scissor Gear Alignment Tool

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JIMS Countershaft 1st Scissor Gear Alignment Tool

This tool is essential for installation of the countershaft 1st scissor gear in Milwaukee Eight® / Cruise Drive transmissions.  It is installed before the scissor gear is removed to maintain alignment of the gear halves under spring pressure.  For $51.00 this tool ensures that the scissor gear teeth mesh correctly with the mainshaft 1st gear. For more information please call us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

Indian Motorcycle and American Flat Track Renew Partnership for 2019

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Indian Motorcycle and American Flat Track Renew Partnership for 2019

Indian Motorcycle to Sponsor Three Events, Offer Nearly $360,000 in Contingency and Provide Strong NBCSN Broadcast Support

Indian Motorcycle has not only dominated AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines competition since its dramatic return to American Flat Track in 2017, it has also been a staunch supporter of the series, its riders and AFT’s broadcast efforts.

That won’t change in 2019, as Indian Motorcycle announced today another strong financial commitment to the American Flat Track series.

Indian Motorcycle’s commitment for 2019 is substantial and three-pronged, and includes sponsorship of three of AFT’s most-anticipated events, contingency offerings of nearly $360,000, and substantial support of AFT’s broadcast efforts on NBCSN and FansChoice.tv.

Indian Motorcycle will serve as the event entitlement sponsor of the Lima Half-Mile at Lima, Ohio’s Allen County Fairgrounds on June 21; the Buffalo Chip TT in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 4; and the Minnesota Mile at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota – just a stone’s throw from the Indian Motorcycle factory and headquarters – on September 21.

As the title sponsor of events last year, Indian Motorcycle and the presence of its owners, dealers and machines, dominated the proceedings. Attendees were treated to dedicated fan areas, dealer demo rides, bike displays, giveaways – and even a chance to win brand-new Indian motorcycles. Expect more of the same at those Indian-sponsored events this year, plus – at all 18 rounds  – a special 20-x-20-foot Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 display, the same basic setup tha introduced the brand-new and highly anticipated Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 to the American public at last year’s Meadowlands Mile finale.

Indian Motorcycle’s contingency payment program for AFT Twins riders is once again quite generous, and equal to the 2018 total, at $333,000. Main Event winners on Indian Motorcycle FTR750s can look forward to earning double what they received in 2018. Riders finishing in first place on an FTR750 will now receive $10,000 per event. Second-through-fifth-place finishers earn $3500, $1500, $1250 and $1000, respectively, with payouts extending through all top-ten positions. Indian Motorcycle made nearly $150,000 in direct contingency payments to AFT riders in 2018, more than any other partner in the history of AFT competition. Additionally, Indian Motorcycle is once again offering a $25,000 bonus for an AFT Twins championship, bringing the total contingency available to $358,000. Read More

Classic Solo & Touring Pillion

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Classic Solo & Touring Pillion

2018-2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Classic Solo provides an excellent riding position combined with a nostalgic look. Wide, dished seating gives you a greater area of body contact for superior weight dispersion. Naturally the Classic Solo is built with our high-density Comfort Cell® foam for a firm supportive ride that will last all day.

Classic Solo works with our removable rider’s backrest for added back support. Corbin backrests are fully adjustable for a tailored fit to your posture and are simple to install with just a single lock screw under the saddle. Once installed angle adjustment is simple and does not require removal of the backrest. Choose any of the backrest models we offer to suit your taste (#02-SB Ovalbac shown).

Corbin Touring Pillion bolts up easily with our Classic Solo to add passenger capability to your bike and unique, nostalgic looks. Provides a generously sculpted seating position built thick for long-range comfort. Covered to coordinate with your solo saddle with a matching cover pattern.

For those chilly morning rides we offer an option of heated rider seating. We incorporate a heater unit under the leather seating and a switch on the left side of the saddle (so you can turn it on without removing your hand from the throttle). Just flip the switch and the seat will warm up and maintain temperature automatically. Corbin’s heater comes completely pre installed in the saddle and you need only integrate the included pigtail to your battery.

The finest and most comfortable motorcycle saddles available. 

Manufactured with pride in the USA.

#HD-ST18-FBY-S   Classic Solo saddle, 2018-2019 HD Fatboy   $603

#HD-ST18-FBY-S-E    Classic Solo with HEAT, 2018-2019 HD Fatboy    $723

#HD-ST18-BO-TP    Touring Pillion, 2018-2019 HD Fatboy    $393

#02-SB    Ovalbac Standard Backrest (each)    $257

 

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Rinehart Racing to Showcase New Exhaust Offerings at 2019 Daytona Bike Week

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Rinehart Racing to Showcase New Exhaust Offerings at 2019 Daytona Bike Week

Rinehart Racing, leader in aftermarket exhausts for Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles, is heading back to Daytona Beach for the 78th Annual Bike Week. Rinehart will be showcasing new offerings in addition to their full lineup of American-made exhaust products.

Rinehart Racing makes its return to Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, where rally attendees can visit the Rinehart rig to check out the latest full system and slip-on exhausts, air cleaners, and exhaust accessories for Harley and Indian models. Riders who visit the rig will be able to hear many of Rinehart’s exhaust systems on the latest models and can speak to product specialists about the design, construction and technical specs of each system.

New to the Rinehart Racing lineup is a 4” Slip-On exhaust for 2018-2019 Harley Softail Sport Glides. Rinehart has also redesigned their famous 2-Into-2 and 2-Into-1 full systems especially for the new Milwaukee-Eight equipped Softail family. Riders that already rock a Rinehart system on their ride can upgrade their performance with a Moto Series Inverted Air Cleaner, or update the look of their setup with a set of Moto Series End Caps.

Daytona Bike Week attendees will also be able to see for the first time Rinehart’s all-new Slimline Dual performance headers for Indian touring models. Indian owners will now be able to purchase complete Slimline Duals exhaust systems, while Indian riders that already have Rinehart slip-ons can complete their package by adding headers to their setup. Rinehart’s Slimline Duals for Indian touring will be available online and through Rinehart dealers beginning in April 2019.

Rinehart will debut their Slimline Dual Headers for Indian touring models at the event.

All purchases at the event come with complimentary installation while you wait, so you can get your ride back on the road and start to enjoy your new sound. Rinehart riders new and old are welcome to take a seat in Rinehart’s hospitality area, enjoy a snack and a cold drink, and get off your feet for a while.

Learn more about Rinehart Racing’s full line of exhaust solutions for Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles at www.RinehartRacing.com, and join the Rinehart family on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Rinehart Racing:

From its beginnings as the exhaust system of choice for championship-winning NASCAR and IndyCar teams to its rise in the v-twin motorcycle marketplace, Rinehart Racing has established itself as a premier manufacturer of performance exhausts for Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles. The American-made exhaust systems are now well-known for their distinctive sound, elegant style, and signature end caps, a testament to the company’s innovative designs, proprietary technology and quality craftsmanship. The Rinehart Racing team is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible, helping to welcome new riders to the Rinehart Family one exhaust system at a time. Learn more at www.rinehartracing.com. 

George Thorogood and The Destroyers Join Keith Urban for Buffalo Chip Mega Dual Headliner Night

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George Thorogood and The Destroyers Join Keith Urban for Buffalo Chip Mega Dual Headliner Night

Special day passes available for Aug. 3, 2019 only at pre-sale pricing in time for Valentine’s Day!

The incomparable kings of “boogie rock’n blues,” George Thorogood and The Destroyers, will be celebrating 45 years of rock by joining multiple Grammy Award-winning super star and undisputed heartthrob, Keith Urban, on the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. The show offers fans a spectacular opportunity to see two headliners for the price of one. Individual day passes to see the pair of music legends are now on sale, for those who want to make Valentine’s Day memorable. Special day pass pre-sale pricing will end February 15 at 5 p.m. MST. See the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS

“This show is going to be incredible,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, “You’re not going to see both of these mega stars on one stage anywhere else, and certainly not at this incredible price. This is going to be the show of the century!” 

George Thorogood and The Destroyers have been rocking audiences for a solid 45 years, bringing well-known hits to fans through their high-energy show. The band’s signature snarling, buzz saw bluesy rock ‘n’ roll blend has generated classic rock staples like “Bad to the Bone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “I Drink Alone,” “Who Do You Love,” “Move it On Over,” and many more.

Keith Urban has generated an impressive catalog of solid hits. “Somebody Like You” was named biggest country hit of the 2000s decade by Billboard. 2004’s album “Be Here” produced three no. 1 singles and became his highest-selling album, earning a 4× Platinum certification. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” became Urban’s longest-reigning no. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, spending twelve weeks in the position. His tenth and most recent album, “Graffiti U,” was released in 2018 and includes the Top 20 hit “Female” and no. 1 hit,” Coming Home.” Of his 47 singles, 22 have scored a no. 1 placement on Billboard’s charts in the U.S.

The 38th annual festival noted as “The Best Party Anywhere” will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. Performers announced so far include:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

Collective Soul

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

Reverend Horton Heat

Fans can expect more band and pass announcements for 2019 in the coming week. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information, full festival and specially priced day passes for Saturday, Aug. 3 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, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. 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 Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. 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.

JIMS Alternator Rotor Remover and Installer

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JIMS Alternator Rotor Remover and Installer

Removing or installing the high output alternator rotor on the Milwaukee Eight requires a unique tool, and trust us – those magnets don’t budge easily!  At JIMS we understand that using pry bars or striking with a hammer can not only damage the rotorhousing, but the magnets as well.  For $204.50 this tool easily removes and installs the alternator rotor while protecting the rare earth magnets within it. The JIMS Alternator Rotor Remover and installer (Part No. 5812) can be purchased at your nearest JIMS dealer. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.


Roland Sands Design Launches All New Apparel Collection

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Roland Sands Design Launches All New Apparel Collection

Press Release: Spring 2019 is our first female first collection. Historically we’ve experimented with our men’s line and filtered the winning flavors to the female line. And this has worked well for RSD. But for 2019, the women’s collection leads and promises something special for hard riding women from every walk of two wheels. This new collection includes protective footwear, abrasion resistant pants, rider’s vests and 2 new premium leather gloves.

In order to truly build a women’s specific collection, we’ve further focused on fit and usability making sure to pay attention to the small details that make a riding garment feel like it’s been built for you. Fit, finish, function and style, all equally important, play a role in how the RSD women’s collection takes care of you on your bike.

Details, like the rise of the denim pant had to be perfect. Not too high so they look like mom jeans, but not too low to the run the risk of exposing anything when in the attack position. The right stretch with enough structure to give protection, but enough flex to make you not regret putting them on. The Boots – low profile and feminine but protective enough to be legitimate. We fit tested this product line on countless women riders and tested these styles on the bike. We exercised the theory of the few on this collection as more is not always better. Do it right, focus on what’s important and grow with what is successful.

When choosing your riding gear, we hope to inject function and safety as well as style into your wardrobe. Ride hard, have fun and stay safe.

F@#k Luck, Be Prepared.

www.rolandsands.com

Rinehart Racing Delivers the Rumble to 2018-Later Harley-Davidson Sport Glides

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Rinehart Racing Delivers the Rumble to 2018-Later Harley-Davidson Sport Glides

Press Release: Rinehart Racing, leader in performance exhaust for Harley-Davidson Touring models, has added an all-new 4” Slip-On Exhaust built specifically for 2018-Later Sport Glide models.

Although the Sport Glide is built around the Softail frame, this particular model features some unique design characteristics, including a stock 2-Into-1 exhaust system from the factory. Rinehart Racing has applied their proprietary technology and methods to create an new 4” slip-on muffler to enhance the performance of this model’s Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine.

Rinehart Racing exhausts are well known for their sound, and this 4” slip-on delivers. The large diameter muffler unleashes a deep, throaty tone that is mellow at idle and roars to life with a twist of the throttle. The specially designed baffle prevents reversion and boosts torque for a smooth power delivery throughout the entire RPM range.

The Rinehart R&D team also met the challenge of designing this product’s aesthetics around the Sport Glide’s aggressive looks. The Rinehart slip-on features a matching heat shield for a clean, sleek look that perfectly complements the lines of the bike. The slip-on is available in chrome or black with chrome or black end caps, and is compatible with 4” Moto Series end caps for a custom look.

Rinehart’s 4” Slip-On Exhausts for 2018-Later Sport Glides are available online and at authorized Rinehart Racing dealers. Learn more at www.rinehartracing.com. 

About Rinehart Racing:
From its beginnings as the exhaust system of choice for championship-winning NASCAR and IndyCar teams to its rise in the v-twin motorcycle marketplace, Rinehart Racing has established itself as the premier manufacturer of performance exhausts for Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles. The American-made exhaust systems are now well-known for their distinctive sound, elegant style, and signature end caps, a testament to the company’s innovative designs, proprietary technology and quality craftsmanship. The Rinehart Racing team is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible, helping to welcome new riders to the Rinehart Family one exhaust system at a time. Learn more at www.rinehartracing.com.

Introducing Letric Lighting Co.

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Introducing Letric Lighting Co.

Letric Lighting LED Inserts, Standard, Premium & Deluxe Versions

Press Release: NAMZ is all about providing the very best electrical products for motorcyclists which is why is only fitting that we have finally released our very own LED product line, Letric Lighting Co.! We have been asked for many years to do our own lighting since we already have the industry’s original and leading lighting module brand, Badlands Motorcycle Products. Last August, Tucker asked Jeff at NAMZ to come up with an “exclusive” lighting brand and Letric Lighting Co. was born. In a few short months, over 150-part numbers were created, tested and on display at the annual Tucker Dealer Show in Fort Worth Texas this month. Products range from LED turn signals, accent lights and headlights ranging from a 1-year to an industry leading LIFETIME WARRANTY! Our Bullet LED Inserts are available in (3) styles, Standard, Premium and Deluxe, all boasting a lifetime warranty and industry leading designs. For more information, check our www.letriclighting.com and get yours today! 

About NAMZ CCP: NAMZ is celebrating our 20th year in business providing “World Class” Electrical Components, Wiring Harnesses, Badlands Lighting Modules & now LED’s from Letric Lighting Co. NAMZ/Badlands products are available through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Tucker (Tucker is the exclusive distributor for Letric Lighting Co.), Mid USA, J&P Cycles, V-Twin, Parts Canada, Motovan, Les Importations Thibault, Parts Europe, Custom Chrome Europe, Motorcycle Storehouse, W&W, Zodiac, Rollies Speed Shop, Wildrider International Pty Ltd or directly from our website at www.namzccp.com. 

NAMZ provides the best selection and support for OEM & dealers all over the world.

Send us an email at marketing@namzccp.com or give us a call at 1-877-277-NAMZ for more information.

JIMS Milwaukee-Eight Cam Bearing Remover and Installer

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JIMS Milwaukee-Eight Cam Bearing Remover and Installer

The new Milwaukee Eight engine returns to the single cam design, which requires a new tool (Part No. 5806) for accurate replacement of the camshafts inner needle bearing. JIMS has created a remover that uses the “JIMS Style” collet as well as a fine threaded installation driver for correct and accurate replacement. JIMS has incorporated a new removal hole that works as a window and allows you to see what you’re doing while using the tool. The suggested MSRP is $275, and can be purchased through any authorized JIMS dealer. For more information please call us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

Part No. 5806 – For use on the new Milwaukee-Eight Engine

Indian Motorcycle Racing’s 2019 Contingency Program 

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Indian Motorcycle Racing’s 2019 Contingency Program Offers $18,500 Per Race & $25,000 Championship Bonus

Indian Maintains Aggressive Contingency after 2018 Single-Season Privateer Payout Record of Nearly $150,000

Indian Motorcycle Racing, the back-to-back reigning American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Champion, today announced its 2019 contingency program. Following a record-setting season in which Indian Motorcycle Racing paid nearly $150,000 in privateer contingency, Indian’s 2019 program will continue to offer an aggressive $18,500 per race and include a $25,000 championship bonus. In addition, Indian Motorcycle Racing will increase its first-place payout from $5,000 to $10,000 in 2019.

Since its American Flat Track debut in 2017, the championship-winning Indian Motorcycle FTR750 has been the hottest race bike in the sport. After the Indian Wrecking Crew swept the 2017 season standings, many privateers turned to the FTR750 in 2018. Of those privateers, seven placed within the top 10 of the final standings, including Henry Wiles (second), Briar Bauman (third), Jeffrey Carver Jr. (fourth), Chad Cose (sixth), Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (seventh), Jake Johnson (eighth) and Davis Fisher (ninth).

“In 2018, we paid out more in privateer contingency than any other company in the history of professional flat track racing,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “Many of our privateers had career years aboard the FTR750 and garnered consistent results throughout the season. That said, we’re excited to maintain an aggressive privateer contingency program and reward those who choose to ride the FTR750.” 

Indian Motorcycle Racing’s 2019 contingency structure breaks down by the following:

  • Championship – $25,000
  • 1st – $10,000
  • 2nd – $3,500
  • 3rd – $1,500
  • 4th – $1,250
  • 5th – $1,000
  • 6th – $500
  • 7th – $300
  • 8th – $200
  • 9th – $150
  • 10th – $100

To be eligible for contingency payouts, riders must run an Indian FTR750 at all races the team participates in for the 2019 American Flat Track Twins season. The bike must maintain the original red, white and black paint scheme and include the full “Indian Scout” logo across both sides of the tank panel. Additional logos on the bike are acceptable, but must be pre-approved by Indian Motorcycle Racing. Furthermore, riders must wear three Indian Motorcycle patches, including one on the upper chest on either the left or right side, as well as one on both shoulders.

For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Indian Wrecking Crew, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter &Instagram.

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.

S&S Cycle – 124” Big Bore Kits for 2018-19 Big Twins!

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S&S Cycle – 124” Big Bore Kits for 2018-19 Big Twins!

Press Release: We love power, raw unadulterated thumping, makes your heart skip a beat kind of power and that’s the very stuff S&S Cycle does best. This obsession with Hp and Torque is further proven out by their latest efforts for the Milwaukee Eight® powered Harley-Davidson® models. Their bolt in 124 Cubic Inch (that’s over 2000cc for you metric folks) Big Bore Kit is just this side of being a monster.

Taking the stock 107CI engine from a respectable 92Hp to a tire melting 125+Hp (and that’s with stock heads and throttle body!), we can’t wait to roll the throttle on one of these things! Maybe you’re a touring guy running two up and realize torque is what really matters? How about 135 ft lbs of pure twisting force (a 22% increase over stock!) that will transform your next, throttle onto the highway move into an authoritative launch. The S&S Big Bore kit is also available for the 114CI models, pushes them to a solid 128CI and both versions come in at 11.1 Compression. For more info and detailed specs, check out https://www.sscycle.com/m8-big-bore/  

NEW –  SuperStreet Two into One Exhaust System

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NEW –  SuperStreet Two into One Exhaust System

Press Release: Making real power and looking great are often mutually exclusive in the exhaust market. Short tract, shield free systems, kill bottom end and melt your boots while others in the space have a history of questionable bracketry and construction. This is where the folks at S&S Cycle have figured it out with their latest SuperStreet two into one system. S&S doesn’t build anything unless it makes power and the SuperStreet does exactly that with 86hp (+15%) and 110 lb./ft. Torque (+10%) out of the new generation of M8 Softail® models. Add to that, the perfect length and angle, clearing bags, passenger pegs and forwards, plus an adjustable exhaust note via their dB reducer insert and you have the trifecta of power, looks and sound. Available with S&S designed high flow cat (49 state legal) or as a race-only version in ceramic black or chrome and made in the USA. Click Here For More Information https://www.sscycle.com/m8-superstreet

Statistics Prove Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs Not A Public Threat

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Statistics Prove Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs Not A Public Threat

By David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

Authorities openly target motorcycle clubs, particularly 1% clubs, selectively enforcing the law, in order to harass or investigate individuals based on the belief that they are definitionally criminals. This perspective is based on an outdated stereotype that is ignorant of statistical reality and foundational constitutional principles that have been consistently confirmed by the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

Many federal and state authorities insist that what they call “outlaw motorcycle gangs/OMG’s” are a significant organized crime threat in America, despite the statistical data that proves criminal activity involving these clubs is negligible at best. (Note: the OMG tag is universally rejected by the clubs labeled gangs by law enforcement.)

Tens of millions of dollars are spent targeting and prosecuting motorcycle clubs based on a fallacy of composition. The regurgitated actions of the few are used to create a generalized assumption about thousands of people, regardless of statistical reality. Crimes committed by individual members of motorcycle clubs are highly sensationalized and presented to be representative of the entire community.  In fact, the statistical data that does exist, including the data generated by these same agencies, proves definitively that clubs labeled OMG’s represent a myopic percentage of criminal activity in this country.  Indeed, data suggests that law enforcement agencies commit and sanction many more major crimes than motorcycle clubs.

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Easyriders Charlotte Bike Show — Unveiling of New Indian FTR 1200 S Model

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Easyriders Charlotte Bike Show and Presenting Sponsor, Indian Motorcycle Charlotte, to Unveil New Indian FTR 1200 S Model

Indian Motorcycle’s FTR 1200 S will debut at the Easyriders Charlotte Bike Show this January 26 and 27.

Get your thrills faster on the new Indian FTR 1200 S. This wild new street bike combines race bike styling with over 40 advanced, customizable features that lets you match the bike to your particular riding style. See it first at the Easyriders Invitational Charlotte Bike Show held at the Park Expo Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Easyriders Bike Show will display hundreds of custom-built motorcycles as well as vendors, great food and drink. Two days of amazing motorized fun includes NTC Drift Trikes demoing crazy drifting capabilities throughout the day and live Stunt Shows by Deadbeat Stunt Division. Meet The Full Throttle Saloon’s Michael Ballard, watch world famous motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter shoot bike features for Easyriders magazine and thrill to the sexy Purrfect Angelz dance, aerial and fire performances. Check out the Captain America and Billy bikes as they are restored to their former glory in the Easyriders Garage – a full garage shop façade. Visit Indian Motorcycle Charlotte’s on-site dyno, showcasing the latest Indian performance upgrades. 

On top of the two-wheeled action, the Easyriders Bike Show will host its first Charlotte Tattoo Show and will bring back the ever-popular Hot Rod Show sponsored by JR Drake of Kick Ass Rod Shop as seen on The Discovery Channel’s Rebel Road. Vintage motorcycle and custom chopper lovers will be blown away by the Congregation Corner sponsored by local builders Prism Motorcycle Supply Co. Live music by Jasmine Cain and Royal Hounds will rock the house for two incredible days, Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Sponsored by Indian Motorcycle Charlotte and Lucas Oil.

For more information, call 800-962-9857 or visit www.easyridersevents.com

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

The Impact Of Brexit On Bikers
It’s been two and a half years since the referendum that started Britain on its journey out of the European Union, and now time is running out and “Brexit” is due to take place on March 29, 2019 – deal or no deal.  With Parliament squabbling, the prospect of a no-deal Brexit is now looking increasingly likely, and that outcome would affect many things including motorcycles.

You may have heard about the United Kingdom reverting to ‘WTO’ rules when it comes to trade, and British biker website www.visordown explains what that will mean:  “The World Trade Organization (WTO) maintains an immense database that records types of products and the import duties that countries or trading blocs impose on them.  At the moment we’re part of the EU, which means we can trade with other European countries without incurring any tariffs, but once we leave we’ll be outsiders, subject to the taxes they impose.”

On motorcycles under 250cc, the EU charges an 8% tariff, and on bikes over that size there’s a 6% duty.  Meanwhile, motorcycle parts and accessories are taxed at 3.7% and bike tires are subject to a 4.5% import duty.

For consumers, if you’re buying a bike made in the EU — such as a BMW — there will be an extra 6% tax to be incorporated into its cost.  Even a UK-based manufacturer, like Triumph, would be subject to an import duty on motorcycle parts from EU suppliers, like their Brembo brakes, so even British-made bikes are likely to become more expensive in a no-deal scenario.

Exports might be less of an immediate concern to the everyday bike buyer, but they have an impact on the motorcycle industry in Britain, and without a deal in place exported bikes would be taxed by the EU at WTO rates.

Of course, once out of the EU the UK government will need to negotiate their own trade deals not only with Europe, but with other trading partners such as Japan, the U.S. and China, but the bottom line is that there’s little prospect that a no-deal Brexit will make bikes or bike-related parts any cheaper.

In the meantime, the uncertainty of Britain’s economic future has negatively impacted motorbike sales in the UK, plummeting 17.9% in December following an overall 2.9% gain in 2018.

Federal Jury Decides Mongols Must Forfeit Logo
In a first-of-its-kind verdict with far-reaching legal implications, a federal jury ruled that the Mongols motorcycle club must forfeit the logo worn by its members, finding in favor of prosecutors’ novel claim that there is a direct link between the club’s crimes and its trademarked insignia.

Last month, the jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, Calif., found the Mongol Nation guilty of racketeering and conspiracy, classifying the group as a criminal organization, and their verdict on Friday, January 11, 2109 was the second phase of a trial that focused on forfeiture of assets in a decade-long quest by the government to dismantle the club.

The verdict will lead to the forfeiture of the group’s legal interest in the word “Mongols” and some of their patches, as well as Mongols items seized during the investigation, prosecutors said.  If upheld, this will give the right to any law enforcement officer who spots a club member wearing the logo to stop him and confiscate the branded item.

The trial next moves to a third phase, in which U.S. District Judge David O. Carter will decide how the forfeiture is carried out.  He declined to immediately order the logos forfeited and set a hearing next month to address possible First Amendment issues raised by the verdict, agreeing to solicit briefs from a variety of experts, including trademark attorneys, law school professors, civil rights organizations and think tanks.

The judge’s decision highlights the new legal ground being broken in the unprecedented case, which has attracted national attention and is virtually guaranteed to go before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and perhaps the U.S. Supreme Court.

California To Begin Enforcing Modified Exhaust Penalties
As of January 1, 2019, a modified exhaust on an automobile or motorcycle in California, excessively loud, can no longer be cited as a correctable violation.  Previously, if you were cited you had time to get it fixed in order to avoid paying the fine, but Assembly Bill AB1824 carves out an exception for exhaust noise by removing the opportunity to correct the violation and requires a citation to result in a fine only.

AB 1824, which was sponsored by the Assembly Committee on Budget and signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018, does not change existing laws pertaining to exhaust noise or sale and installation of aftermarket exhaust systems, but rather amends how excess exhaust noise violations are handled by law enforcement.  Beginning this year, a vehicle cited for violating the current exhaust noise law will no longer receive what is commonly known as a “fix-it” ticket.  Instead, violations will result in an immediate mandatory monetary fine.

The fine for a California traffic ticket for “a loud exhaust system” is up to $1,000 dollars.

Helmet-Free Scooters
Assembly Bill 2989, the e-scooter bill sponsored by California Assemblyman Heath Flora (R-Ripon), removes the requirement for riders of motorized (electric) standup scooters in the Golden State to wear a bicycle helmet, provided they are 18 or older.  The new traffic law also prohibits riding a motorized e-scooter on highways with a speed limit greater than 25 mph, or roads with a speed limit greater than 35 mph, unless it is within a marked bikeway.

Meanwhile, Assembly Bill 3077, sponsored by then-Assemblywoman Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) provides law enforcement the ability to issue a “fix-it ticket” to anyone under 18 who doesn’t wear a helmet while on a bicycle, skateboard or skates. The newly enacted violation is correctable if the minor completes a bicycle safety course and gets a helmet that meets safety standards within 120 days of the ticket being issued.

Utah Becomes First In Nation To Lower DUI Limit To .05 Percent
The Beehive State made history on December 30th by becoming the first state to lower its blood alcohol concentration limit (BAC) for drunken driving to .05 percent, just in time for New Year’s Eve.

Utah lowered the drunken driving BAC from .08, the national limit imposed by former President Bill Clinton in 2000, to .05, making it the nation’s strictest DUI law.  Utah’s new law also says anyone who “operates a motor vehicle in a negligent manner causing the death of another” will have committed criminal homicide, which is a felony.

In 1983, Utah was the first state to lower its blood alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 for impaired driving.  It would take nearly two decades for every state to follow suit, but as they did, the nation’s rate of alcohol-related traffic deaths dropped 10%. Now, Utah is pioneering the move to lower it once again.

Utah State Representative Norm Thurston (R-Provo) sponsored the bill at the request of the National Transportation Safety Board, which has been urging states to lower DUI limits to 0.05 since 2013.

The American Beverage Institute says the new lower limit targets social drinkers and calls the law an “attack on the restaurant and hospitality industries,” claiming nearly 70% of alcohol-related fatalities in the U.S. are caused by drivers with a much higher BAC of 0.15 and above.

Science Proves That Riding A Motorcycle Is Good For You
Motorcyclists have always said there’s no better prescription for stress than riding a bike, and now a study from the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, at the University of California, Los Angeles, seems to confirm that.

The recent study, funded by Harley-Davidson Inc., demonstrated potential mental and physical benefits of riding, including decreased levels of cortisol, a hormonal marker of stress.

Three UCLA researchers studied more than 50 motorcycle riders in tests that recorded their brain activity and hormone levels before, during and after riding a bike, driving a car and resting.  The bike ride resulted in a 28% decrease in biomarkers of stress, according to the researchers.

On average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants’ heart rates by 11% and adrenaline levels by 27%, similar to light exercise, as well as their focus and alertness.

Harley-Davidson says the study’s findings validate what it’s known for more than a century: that riding is good for your mental health.

This means the next time you are sitting at your computer feeling sluggish or that you get home after a long a stressful day, the answer to getting back on track or relieving some of the tension could be to simply go out for a ride…doctor’s orders!

Do Self-Driving Cars ‘See’ Motorcycles?
Lane-splitting is an accepted maneuver by motorcyclists all over the world, but in America it is only practiced by riders in the Golden State.  California-based Tesla, whose cars are well represented on California highways, seems to be aware of motorcyclists’ unique filtering capabilities there and has been working to ensure their Autopilot systems detect the presence of a lane-sharing rider in traffic.

However, YouTuber Scott Kubo recently posted a video to test the functionality of motorcycle detection while lane-splitting, and apparently detecting an approaching motorcycle seems to be hit and miss in Version 9 of Tesla’s neural net Autopilot software.  It’s clear from the clip that the system confuses motorcycles with cars at times, and can even miss a motorcycle entirely if the motorcycle is moving at a good clip.  It’s tough to determine how useful this detection would be in its current state in real-world application.

In the YouTube clip Kubo explains that the current 360° camera system (2.0 and 2.5) can process 200 frames per second (or 200fps) spread across the eight cameras positioned around his Tesla car.  So, each camera has an equivalent frame rate of 25fps — a decent digital SLR camera can have over 100fps and an iPhone can shoot at up to 240fps.  It might be that the current system just doesn’t have a high enough frame to capture fast moving motorcycles.

Self-driving cars are still a burgeoning field of technology with some bugs to work out, and Tesla warns that Autopilot should not be used without some sort of human interaction, but would you want to be rolling up behind a robotic car knowing that an inattentive driver may not be quick enough to take over the manual controls if they “didn’t see the motorcycle”?

Driverless Car Kills Robotic Pedestrian
In what some are labeling “Robot-on-Robot” crime, an autonomous self-driving Tesla car struck and “killed” a robot roaming down the middle of the roadway in a hit-and-run accident during the recent consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

Many mainstream news agencies worldwide reported the incident as legitimately newsworthy, though it is generally believed to be an over-the-top PR stunt staged by Russian robotics company Promobot ahead of the CES.

Stay tuned to NCOM Biker Newbytes for “real news”, nothing FAKE, as we have provided bikers with reliable, timely, relevant motorcycle news for over a quarter century!

Dutch Police Call On Parliament To Quickly Ban Outlaw Biker Gangs
Dutch authorities want Parliament to speed up a legislative proposal that will allow the Justice Minister to immediately ban “outlaw motorcycle gangs” emerging in the Netherlands, said police chief Pim Miltenburg, in charge of the motorcycle gang file at the police.

Currently, banning an outlaw motorcycle club is a lengthy job in the Netherlands.  A court must decide whether the ‘gang’ is acting in conflict with public order.  “The disadvantage of this type of procedure is that we can not arrange it in a short period of time, but it takes months or years before it is completed”, Miltenburg told NLTimes.nl.

The police say they would prefer if the Minister of Justice and Security can ban a motorcycle gang immediately, with a judge testing the ban afterwards.

So far Dutch courts banned two well-known motorcycle clubs, Satudarah and Bandidos.  The Public Prosecutor also stated plans to get the Hells Angels and No Surrender banned sometime this year, adding that some two thousand people in the Netherlands now belong to an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Quotable Quote:  “Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles…respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law…or, in a word: justice.”
~ Max Nordau (1849 – 1923) Hungarian physician, author and social critic

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.

The Easy Rider Bikes are in the Easyriders Garage!

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The Easy Rider Bikes are in the Easyriders Garage!

Many years ago Mil Blair and Easy Winiskary of Jammer Cycles built replicas of the iconic Captain America and Billy bikes for the Easyriders Rodeos. Ridden hard and put away wet for decades, the bike began to show their age, until they became display bikes instead of leading the pack into the arena. We knew that this is something that needed to be remedied as soon as possible. 

Enter Rob Schwellinger and the Easyriders Garage. Rob is currently hard at work mechanically restoring these iconic rides, and it is all happening at the Easyriders Bikes shows, now traveling to Austin, Texas, January 19, and later the Grand National Bike Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 26-27. For more information go to www.easyridersevents.com.

Riding A Motorcycle Improved Metrics Of Focus And Decreased Stress Biomarkers, According To A New Neurobiological Study

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Riding A Motorcycle Improved Metrics Of Focus And Decreased Stress Biomarkers, According To A New Neurobiological Study

Motorcycling Decreased Stress-Measures, Similar to Light Exercise

Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by a team of three researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior yielded pioneering scientific evidence revealing the potential mental and physical benefits of riding. Funded by Harley-Davidson, the study found that motorcycling increased metrics of focus and attention, and decreased relative levels of cortisol, a hormonal marker of stress.

Researchers recorded participants’ brain activity and hormone levels before, during, and after motorcycling, driving a car, and resting. While riding a motorcycle, participants experienced increased sensory focus and resilience to distraction. Riding also produced an increase in adrenaline levels and heart rate, as well as a decrease in cortisol metrics – results often associated with light exercise and stress-reduction.

“Stress levels, especially among young adults, continue to rise, and people are exploring pathways to better their mental and physical health. Until recently, the technology to rigorously measure the impact of activities like motorcycling on the brain didn’t exist,” said Dr. Don Vaughn, the neuroscientist who led the research team. “The brain is an amazingly complex organ and it’s fascinating to rigorously investigate the physical and mental effects riders report.”

Results Highlights:

  • Riding a motorcycle decreased hormonal biomarkers of stress by 28%
  • On average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants’ heart rates by 11 percent and adrenaline levels by 27 percent—similar to light exercise
  • Sensory focus was enhanced while riding a motorcycle versus driving a car, an effect also observed in experienced meditators vs non-meditators
  • Changes in study participants’ brain activity while riding suggested an increase in alertness similar to drinking a cup of coffee

“While scientists have long-studied the relationship of brain and hormone responses to attention and stress, doing so in real-life conditions such as these is rare,” explained UCLA Professor and senior team member, Dr. Mark Cohen. “No lab experiment can duplicate the feelings that a motorcyclist would have on the open road.”

“The differences in participants’ neurological and physiological responses between riding and other measured activities were quite pronounced,” continued Dr. Vaughn. “This could be significant for mitigating everyday stresses.”

Research Overview
The research team monitored participants’ electrical brain activity and heart rate, as well as levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol. To be presented later this year, the Harley-Davidson funded study, entitled “The mental and physical effects of riding a motorcycle” measured the biological and physiological responses of more than 50 experienced motorcyclists, using mobile EEG technology.

“We’re leveraging the latest technologies as we shift our focus from exclusively motorcycles to growing ridership, so it only made sense to tap technology to explore the impact of riding itself,” said Heather Malenshek, Harley-Davidson’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Brand. “The research findings Dr. Vaughn and his team identified helps explain what our riders have felt for the past 116 years – there’s a vitality and heightened sensory experience that comes from the freedom of riding a motorcycle. We hope their findings inspire the next generation of riders to experience these benefits along with us.”

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution: Learning to Ride
For those who wish to experience the heightened sensory experience of riding first-hand, H-D Riding Academy will introduce you to motorcycle riding and build your skills in just a few days, regardless of experience level. Offered at select Harley-Davidson dealers, H-D Riding Academy provides expert guidance from Harley-Davidson certified coaches. In the classroom, you get to know basic motorcycle functions and learn the basics of rider safety skills. On the practice range, you build skills and confidence, learning everything from braking, turning and skilled maneuvers. Best of all, you will be connected to a growing community of new riders. To find available courses near you, contact your local dealer or search for classes at www.h-d.com.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles, riding experiences and events and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides wholesale and retail financing, insurance, extended service and other protection plans and credit card programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and riders in the U.S., Canada and other select international markets. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

Study Disclaimer
Study of healthy, experienced adults, riding their own motorcycles on a designated 22-minute route, under normal conditions. Provided for informational purposes only. Sponsor makes no guarantee that you will experience similar results; actual effects will vary based on equipment, driving conditions and age/health/experience of rider. See research summary here. Views expressed and conclusions reached are solely those of the author, Dr. Don Vaughn, in his personal capacity, and do not necessarily represent the views of UCLA.  Sponsor: Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Copyright 2019, all rights reserved.  Please contact Sponsor for permission to use or republish any study data. Read More

Raked Over?

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Raked Over?

The latest from Headwinds as we enter our 27th year in the industry!

Press Release: Raked your front end or installed a big front wheel and now your headlight lights up the sky? Headwinds the leader in custom headlights, introduces their 18° Raked Bradley Nacelle Bezel, for Harley-Davidson FLH and most after-market nacelles. Also available in 6º, 8º, 10°, 12° or 14º angles, this bezel with built-in rake keeps your light properly level with the road where you need it most. Hardware supplied, does not include nacelle. Available in a variety of finishes, see their website. Made in the USA. Headwinds 626-359-8044 or headwinds@headwinds.com. www.headwinds.com. 

Turn Signal Eliminator Kit for H-D Touring 

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Turn Signal Eliminator Kit for H-D Touring 

Clean up your rear fender with our Turn Signal Eliminator Kit for H-D Touring models. This direct bolt on application replaces your OEM stock turn signal bar, offering a sleeker, more custom look. Made from light-weight aluminum, the radius license plate mount eliminates the stock rear turn signals completely and is offered in a Chrome or Gloss Black finish. Included in the kit is our Illuminated Radius License Plate Frame (DRAG PN: 2030-0630, 2030-0631) which provides license plate illumination with 6 built-in white LEDs and a simple two wire hook up, backed by the Custom Dynamics Lifetime LED Warranty! Matching Chrome or Gloss Black mounting hardware is included for a seamless installation. 

The Turn Signal Eliminator Kit is currently available for 2009-2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Street Glide, Road Glide, and Road King Models with 180mm Rear Tire. 

$ 129.95

For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

C&S Custom High Performance Hoglite Swingarm

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C&S Custom Releases a High Performance Hoglite Swingarm

Light Weight Swingarm Enhances Bagger Performance

Press Release: C&S Custom announced today they are shipping their high performance Hoglite Swingarm for late model 2009 – 2019 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles.

The high-tech, aerospace-quality Hoglite swingarm is designed to boost the performance of the Harley-Davidson touring models. The engineering enhancements manufactured into the swingarm include lightweight, extruded 6061-T6 aircraft-quality aluminum construction along with a lightened hollow-tube axle. This combination delivers a 50% reduction in weight.

“Our Hoglite arms provide significant weight reduction, and at the same time we’ve built them to handle high torque and horsepower, including turbos and super chargers,” explained Steve Garwood, General Manager.

Options include extended length swingarm, air tank, and Nos bottle bracket. Upgraded bearings and bushings are offered for maximum performance and extended life on all wearable parts. All Hoglite swingarms are direct stock replacement or custom built to a specific application.

The axle blocks are CNC machined from solid billet aluminum and allow for factory belt or chain adjustment. The axle blocks will accommodate 3/4″, 25mm, and 1″ axles, comes with a 2 hole axle adjustment, and provides 3 1/2″ long axle adjustment.

The shock tower placement on the Hoglight comes with a 2 hole shock height adjustment.

Hoglight coatings include thousands of powder coat colors, chrome, and contrast cuts.

C&S Custom utilizes proven technology to deliver a custom look at affordable prices. Pro-consumers who have mechanical ability should budget a weekend for the conversion.

About C & S Custom
Since 1999, C & S Custom has staked out a reputation for being innovators in the sportbike industry. From simple billet accessories to wide-tire kits to one-off custom built motorcycles, the firm delivers products that are on the leading edge of design. The quality of C & S Custom products and of its custom service always comes first. Visit the company online at www.candscustom.com/, as new and innovative products are continually profiled.

S&S Cycle – Updated Big Bore Kits for HD Sportster Models!

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S&S Cycle – Updated Big Bore Kits for HD Sportster Models!

Press Release: How could we improve a solid product line like Big Bore Kits for HD Sportster Models? Not an easy task, but the S&S development team isn’t afraid of the work and after taking a hard look at the entire line realized we needed to make it more affordable. We get it, the Sportster rider needs more price appropriate parts! Each kit is still the same high quality liner wrapped in cast aluminum and each includes high compression pistons, rings, clips and gaskets. Our Hooligan Kit still includes 482 cams, premium tappets and all of our XL kits are available in 1200cc or 1250cc.

Look for a $200+savings and kits are available for most 1986-2019 XL models. For more info and detailed specs, check out www.sscycle.com/big-bore-sportster/

Easyriders Bike Show Tour Presents First-Ever Show in Austin, Texas

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Easyriders Bike Show Tour Presents First-Ever Show in Austin, Texas

Paisano Publications and Easyriders Events is proud to announce that our 2019 Custom Bike Show Tour is coming to Austin, Texas with an all-new, never-before-seen custom motorcycle show! This two-wheeled extravaganza will take place on Saturday, January 19th at the Austin Convention Center.

See a showcase of hundreds of cool custom motorcycles, thrill to the NTC Drift Trikes and Deadbeat Stunt team as they execute feats of derring-do, and gasp at the sexy Purrfect Angelz dance, aerial and fire performances. Enjoy a wide range of motorcycle-related vendors including Prism Supply as well as tasty food and drink, and rock out to kickass live music. 

Meet TV’s Mike Ballard from Full Throttle Saloon, and watch as we breathe new life into the iconic Captain America chopper and Billy bike from the film Easy Rider in the all-new Easyriders Garage. All this and much more is roaring your away this January 19th at the first-ever Easyriders Austin Bike Show. Sponsored by Lucas Oil.

For more information, call 800-962-9857 or visit www.easyridersevents.com

Easyriders Bike Show Tour Comes to Sacramento, California

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Easyriders Bike Show Tour Returns to Sacramento, California with All-New Show

Paisano Publications and Easyriders Events is proud to present our 2019 Custom Bike Show in Sacramento, California, coming to the Sacramento Convention Center on Saturday, January 12th. This mind-blowing custom motorcycle extravaganza with showcase hundreds of works of motorized art, and event-goers will thrill to the wild antics of the NTC Drift Trikes and Deadbeat Stunt Division. Kick back with tasty food and beverage, check out motorcycle-related vendors including Prism Supply and rock out with live biker blues music from the Charlie Brechtel Band. Charlie is looking for talent for his upcoming biker movie Rough Boys and you can be part of a live “screen test” at the Easyriders Show!

All this plus, witness the awe and wonder of the sexy Purrfect Angelz dance, aerial and fire performances, and watch as we breathe new life into the iconic Captain America chopper and Billy bike from the film Easy Rider in the all-new Easyriders Garage. Want to get your bike featured in Easyriders magazine? Michael Lichter will be on hand to hand-pick motorcycles to shoot for bike features! All this and more is just a throttle twist away this January 12th at the Easyriders Sacramento Bike Show!

For more information, call 800-962-9857 or visit www.easyridersevents.com

Mustang Standard Touring Solo for Indian Scout Bobber

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Mustang Standard Touring Solo for Indian Scout Bobber

Modern Rider Comfort Meets Classic Old School Styling.

Press Release: The new Mustang Standard Touring Solo keeps the Indian Scout Bobber’s characteristic old school styling intact while delivering a significant upgrade in rider comfort and positioning.

The Standard Touring Solo positions riders at a similar reach to the controls compared to stock, with a deeply contoured bucket that offers excellent lower back support and keeps the rider from sliding back in the saddle. A generous 13” width offers riders an additional 2” over the stock solo seat for improved support in the hip areas. Riders also benefit from a narrower nose that relieves pressure on the inner thighs and provides easier ground reach.

The hand-stitched cover made from high-quality expanded vinyl is available in two colorways: smooth and textured black, or contrasting distressed brown and textured black. Both feature large diamond-stitched center panels with reinforced double stitching on the side and rear panels for increased durability.

Made in the U.S.A., all Mustang seats are handcrafted and shaped with a proprietary controlled-density polyurethane-based foam compound that requires no break-in period and retains its shape after years of use. The patented foam compound provides even weight distribution and support to eliminate pressure points or “hot spots”. A lightweight and durable marine-grade fiberglass seat pan delivers long-term stability, is finished with high-gloss gel coat and features strategically placed polyurethane bumpers to minimize vibration and prevent resting directly on the frame and rear fender.

Standard Touring Solo for ’18-’19 Indian Scout Bobber
• P/N 76842 – Black: $389.99
• P/N 76843 – Distressed Brown: $399.99

For more information, visit www.mustangseats.com.

4 Stage CNC Billet Catch Can for External Breather Systems

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4 Stage CNC Billet Catch Can for External Breather Systems

DK Custom Products 4 Stage Billet Catch Can for External Breather Systems are CNC-Machined Aluminum. The 4 Stage Internal Filtration System with a Vented Cap, keeps the oil in the Catch-Can until emptied. 1 1/2″ Diameter 2 5/8″ Tall. For use with 3/8″ ID hose. Made in the USA. Available in Aluminum or Powder Coat Black Finishes.

Perfect for DK Custom Products

Discrete & Premium Discrete

External Breather Systems

Made in The USA!

Features and Specs:

  • Black CNC-Machined Aluminum
  • Vented Cap
  • 4 Stage Internal Filtration System
  • 1 Extra O-Ring
  • 1 1/2″ Diameter 2 5/8″ Tall
  • Hose barb for 3/8″ ID hose (same as hose barbs on EBS)
  • Also available-Aluminum Finish HERE
  • Made in the USA!

Hundreds of hours of research and thousands of miles of riding have resulted in this 4 Stage Catch-Can that allows air to pass through but keeps the oil and water in the Catch-Can on typical Harley’s.

See the photo’s of the 8 different components that make up the 4 Stage System.  Even with the worst spitters most of the water and oil stays in the Catch-Can!

Designed for the hot, oily, watery, oxygen-depleted air to pass thru the tube, exiting near the bottom.

Most of the oil and water will drop into the low density foam.  The air, and some atomized water and oil hits the first separator, stopping some of the liquid, but allowing the air to continue on through the high density foam.  There are two more separators and two more pieces of high density foam that work at stopping the liquid, but let the air exit the vent holes in the cover.

Periodic emptying of the Catch-Can is easy.  Simply unscrew the can from the lid and dump it.

Cleaning of the foam and separators is not necessary, but easy to do if one wishes.

There is an extra O-Ring included, should the installed O-Ring get lost or damaged.

There is also a refresh kit with extra O-Rings and filtration system that is an option or can be purchased separately.

The EPA has required Harley to route hot, dirty, oily, oxygen depleted crankcase air back into the air cleaner compromising the performance & longevity of your engine. When using an External Breather System, your bike will run better and last longer.

This Catch Can is a nice option that will work with your Discrete or Premium Discrete Breather System.

Also available in Machine Cut Aluminum Finish that can be polished to a mirror finish, see at this LINK

Patent Pending

DK-4ST-CC-MCF $49.95

www.dkcustomproducts.com

S&S Cycle at the Born Free Stampede Race

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S&S Cycle at the Born Free Stampede Race

The Born Free show has come a long way in its 10 years, from a show in a parking lot to an empire, boasting a yearly show, invited builders, and even it’s own race! This mid-year event took place on December 29, 2018 at the Industry Raceway.

From Hooligans aboard S&S powered H-D Sportster trackers to dudes on high-bar pull start mini bike choppers, from pit bikes to vintage tank shift racers, Bultaco racers and more, these flat track races have something to offer everyone.

Check out the action and a few of the racers, and be sure to not miss the next Stampede race going down in June 2019, just before the Born Free Show!

For more on the Stampede & Born Free –
www.bornfreemotorcycleshow.com

Easyriders Bike Show — Cincinnati

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Easyriders Bike Show Tour Kicks Off with All-New Show in Cincinnati, Ohio

Paisano Publications and Easyriders Events is proud to announce our 2019 Custom Bike Show Tour beginning with an all-new, never-before-seen motorcycle extravaganza in Cincinnati, Ohio! The massive Duke Energy Center will host this amazing custom motorcycle event on Saturday, January 5th. Check out hundreds of custom motorized masterpieces on display, thrill to the wild antics of the NTC Drift Trikes and Deadbeat Stunt Division. Kick back with tasty food and beverage, check out motorcycle-related vendors including Prism Supply and rock out with live music from Jasmine Cain.

Meet TV’s Mike Ballard from Full Throttle Saloon, get some new ink from world-famous tattoo artists, and prepare to be blown away by the sexy Purrfect Angelz dance, aerial and fire performances. Plus, watch as we breathe new life into the iconic Captain America chopper and Billy bike from the film Easy Rider in the all-new Easyriders Garage. All this and more is roaring your way this January 5th at the Easyriders Cincinnati Bike Show!

For more information, call 800-962-9857 or visit www.easyridersevents.com

Spectro Performance Oils Announces New Product

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Spectro Performance Oils Announces New Product

Press Release: Spectro Performance Oils is pleased to announce the newest product in their extensive line-up, Spectro Shine. Spectro Shine is a silicone-based spray on finish for motorcycles, UTVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, scooters, personal watercraft, cars, trucks and more! Shine gives your ride a showroom shine, every time! Spectro Shine works even better when used after cleaning your bike using Spectro Motorcycle Wash. Spectro calls it the “Wash and Shine” treatment. Spectro Shine is long lasting and forms a dirt and mud barrier, repelling the dirt and debris from roads as well as heavier mud deposits from off-road adventures.

Spectro Oils enlisted the help of multiple factory riders to help provide feedback on Spectro Shine. One of which was Kayla Yaakov, a young lady (pictured here) who has many credits to her name including two AMA National Championship Awards that she received at this year’s AMA Banquet. Said Kayla, “It works better than I could’ve imagined! I have to thank Spectro for keeping my bikes running strong and now also looking great.”

Spectro Shine comes in a large, easy to use aerosol can. With a great look, and a pleasing scent, this product is a must have for your shop. Spectro Shine is a versatile product that has many uses beyond keeping your bike looking new. “We are really excited to see how many uses people will find for this product” says Luke Calzone, Director of Marketing, “we have worked on perfecting this product for months and every day we were thinking of new ways to use it, and every time we came up with something new, it worked!”

Shine is an affordable way to keep your ride in tip top condition. You can buy Spectro Shine at your local dealer that carries Spectro as well as our online retailers. Please visit our website www.spectro-oils.com/shine for more information and click on the “BUY NOW” button at the bottom of the product page to find an online retailer.

We would love to hear your Spectro Shine story, please share any pictures, videos or unique uses with us so we can share with the world! Use our handle @SpectroOils on Facebook and Instagram and use hashtag #SpectroShine! We look forward to hearing from all of you.

Bat Wingz

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Bat Wingz

Press Release: Add a sleek, custom finish to your H-D Batwing Fairing with the innovative new Bat Wingz, Low Profile Amber/White Batwing Fairing Trim for H-D! With 13 white DRL LEDs and 12 contrasting amber turn signal LEDs per side,

Bat Wingz provide a 180-degree viewing angle to maximize your visibility on the road. The effortless plug and play installation using 3M automotive grade tape allows the low-profile design to discretely provide enhanced forward and side visibility to the lower edges of the Harley-Davidson OEM batwing fairing. Bat Wingz are currently available for 2006-2019 Harley-Davidson Batwing Fairings and are backed by the Custom Dynamics Lifetime LED Warranty. $ 129.95 (Pair) 

For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Skid Row to Kick Off 38th Annual Motorcycle and Music Festival at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Skid Row to Kick Off 38th Annual Motorcycle and Music Festival at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

 “The Best Party Anywhere!” parties on the wrong side of the tracks with the heavy metal opener on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.

Press Release: The 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will kick off with head-banging, heavy metal sensations Skid Row on the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The band is one of the best old-school hard rock bands to come out of the 80’s, having sold over 20 million albums, and they’ve continued to take audiences on their heavy metal journey ever since. See the announcement video here:  BuffaloChip.com/BANDS 

“We’re kicking off the 79th Sturgis Rally with a super cool, heavy metal explosion,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, “It’s easy to book some cheap, no-name tribute band for opening night, but that’s not how we roll at the Chip. We’re powering off with world-class, fan favorite, hard rock stars.”

Skid Row blasted onto the heavy metal scene in the late 1980’s, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, “Skid Row” and “Slave to the Grind,” which took off like a rocket and landed with certified multi-platinum status at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The band has produced two top ten singles, “18 and Life,” and “I Remember You.” They were awarded American Music Awards “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist” in 1990.

The 38th annual festival noted as “The Best Party Anywhere” will open with a pre-rally party July 29 – Aug. 1, 2019, with official festival dates running Aug. 2-11, 2019. Performers announced so far include:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

Collective Soul

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

Fans can expect more band announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts, races and events within the campground are free with camping. More information and reservations are available at BuffaloChip.com

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

U.S. Senate Takes A Stand Against Police Profiling Of Motorcyclists
The United States Senate has approved the Motorcycle Profiling Resolution (Senate Resolution 154) without amendment by unanimous consent on Dec 11, addressing concerns of motorcyclists across the country regarding law enforcement discriminating against bikers in traffic stops, citations and arrests.

This bipartisan and bicameral resolution (H.Res. 318 companion in the House) could provide a national solution to the discriminatory profiling of motorcyclists over mode of transportation or style of dress in enforcing the law.  Several states have considered bills to prohibit police from profiling motorcyclists, and Washington became the first state to pass such an anti-profiling law in 2011, followed by Maryland in 2016.

The two companion measures in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, which are nonbinding and do not have the force of law, seek to curb profiling of motorcycle riders at the federal level by “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling.”

S.Res. 154 and H.Res. 318 also “urges State law enforcement officials to include statements condemning motorcycle profiling in written policies and training materials.”

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) spearheaded the measure in the Senate, and recently tweeted; “Pleased the Senate passed S.Res. 154 to encourage states to take steps to prevent profiling of #motorcycle riders. Hopefully this will lead to more efforts to raise awareness of and address motorcycle profiling.”

As defined by the Congressional resolutions, “motorcycle profiling” means “the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the Constitution of the United States.”

Concerned riders are now urged to contact their Congressional delegations in the U.S. House of Representatives and encourage them to join their Senate colleagues by likewise passing House Resolution 318.

Government Wins First Round In Trial To Seize Mongols Patch
For over a decade, federal law enforcement authorities have been testing a unique legal tactic to take down the Mongols Motorcycle Club by seizing their trademarked logo under asset forfeiture laws, and now a federal jury in Santa Ana, California has found the Mongols guilty of racketeering and conspiracy, setting up a second phase of the trial during which the government will seek to seize control of the club’s “intellectual property” and thereby ban members from wearing their unifying “colors” or patches.

Federal prosecutors will ask the judge to fine the Mongol Nation — the West Covina, CA entity that legally owns the club trademark — and order it to forfeit rights to the identifying logo worn on the bikers’ vests.

Since the case is focused on the Mongols organization, no specific individuals are facing jail or prison time, but the government’s attempt to defrock club members is aimed at dismantling the club by destroying their identity and thus its allure.

During the five-week trial that ended Thursday, December 13, 2018 prosecutors testified that the Mongols were a violent criminal enterprise.  According to the Associated Press, in finding the Mongols guilty of racketeering, jurors decided that the motorcycle club itself is a criminal organization.

The Mongols have denied that they are a criminal enterprise, arguing that the organization itself isn’t responsible for crimes committed by individual members or in self-defense.

Defense attorney Joseph A. Yanny argued that individual club members may have committed criminal acts but the club is blameless and kicks out members under a “zero-tolerance” policy for such activity.

“They won the battle, but they did not win the war,” said David Santillan, the current president of the Mongols, said of the government after the jury verdict.

In 2008, dozens of members were charged with racketeering based on an investigation in which agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives infiltrated the club, and a judge ruled that they should forfeit the Mongols trademark but later reversed the decision.  The new case was filed in 2013, and it was thrown out two years later by U.S. District Judge David O. Carter, but he was overruled on appeal.

Now, the same jury will return to court Jan. 8, as the focus of the trial shifts to potential seizures from the Mongols.  Judge Carter, who is presiding over the trial, will make the final ruling on exactly what will be seized.  If the judge ultimately approves the seizure of the trademark, he would also determine exactly what the government could do with it, including whether they could literally take the Mongols jackets off members’ backs.

Motorcycle clubs across the country are watching this test case closely.  “They take our patch,” Santillan told the New York Times, “and then they take all the clubs’ patches.”

NCOM Convention To Address Bikers’ Rights Issues
Topics such as Motorcycle Profiling and “Save the Patch” will be among the many issues of concern to our nation’s motorcycle community that will be addressed during the upcoming 34th annual NCOM Convention, to be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Orlando, Florida.  Hundreds of bikers’ rights activists from the ranks of motorcycle rights organizations (MROs) and Confederations of Clubs (COCs), as well as independents and other allied riders will gather to discuss the concerns of all riders.

Agenda items will cover various legal and legislative issues, with Special Meetings for Veterans Affairs, Women in Motorcycling, Clean & Sober Roundtable and World of Sport Bikes, as well as the Christian Unity Conference and Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting.  Additional seminars will be conducted regarding Restoration of Rights, Leadership 101 and “Share the Road” Motorcycle Safety.

All motorcyclists are welcome, and to pre-register for the 2019 NCOM Convention contact the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

Cell Phone Bans Are Saving Motorcyclists’ Lives
Laws to ban or curb drivers’ use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists, according to a new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.  The study’s findings, recently published in Social Science & Medicine, show that states with moderate to strong bans have motorcycle fatality rates that differ by as much as 11% compared to states with no bans. Read More

Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner

By | General News

Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner; Karen Anderson Says She Has Much To Be Thankful For

2018 found the Garage-Girls celebrating their 10th anniversary of the Ultimate Biker Makeover.  Contestants (Girls and Guys) were asked to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover along with a photo. Deadline for entries was June 22nd 2018. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges had to make the tough decision of who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover.  Karen’s story of powering through not only one type of cancer diagnosis and treatment, but 4 was pretty compelling. How does one get through a blow like that? We all just couldn’t get over how tough this must have been for Karen, but were happy to read that riding her motorcycle to chemo and radiation was what empowered her through it all.  This confirmed to us all that we needed to help this woman stay out riding on the road.  Riding was how she was surviving.

Karen has had some time for this all to sink in, her prizes showed up and she got straight to work installing them on her bike. We asked Karen to give us an update on her life since winning the Ultimate Biker Makeover, here is what she shared with us.

“On August 11th, I was standing in a public parking lot when I found my email telling me that I was selected as the winner of the GG Ultimate Biker Makeover.  I screamed, and laughed, and danced around like I was six years old, instead of going on 60!

Just 4 days later, Spectro Oils started the parade of prizes that showed up at my door with everything I needed for my fall tune up!

I had never installed a new fairing on a bike before, and I was so filled with satisfaction and accomplishment when I finished, that I was doing the happy dance in my open garage, all by myself! I am sure if the neighbors were watching, that they would have assumed I was even more eccentric than they originally thought.

I love the new look that my motorcycle has now. I had always hoped to add these finishing details, but never could allocate the funds. These prizes have really completed the vision I had for my bike in my dreams. My bike’s performance has improved with the new air cleaner: no more backfiring!  And installing the fairing certainly helps keep the cold autumn wind off my chest!

I am so grateful and excited, to have been chosen as the winner of this year’s contest, that I tell anyone who will listen how awesome Garage Girls and your sponsors are! I am humbled by the extent of the prizes, and I am walking much taller in my new Harley Davidson boots, instead of my old, beat up hand-me downs!

I was a little embarrassed telling my own story to win a contest to only benefit myself. But the actual writing of my story, and having been considered “worthy”, has more than made up for my original reluctance! I would certainly encourage every woman to go for the chance to get “Hooked UP” by the Ultimate Biker Makeover. Along with the confidence that being chosen brings, getting down & dirty in your own garage, wrenching on your own bike, is so satisfactory! I love it when guys ask who did the work on my ride, and I simply smugly answer, ME!”

For more information, rules, eligibility and submission procedures, visit www.Garage-Girls.com

If interested in getting your company involved please contact Sara Liberte at sara@saraliberte.com

ProBEAM LED Turn Signals for Indian Models

By | New Product News

ProBEAM LED Turn Signals for Indian Models

$179.95-$199.95 (pair)

Press Release: Plug and play LED Turn Signals for Indian are now available from Custom Dynamics, for the first time ever! ProBEAM, the premium line of LED turn signals, now offers fitment for most 2014-2019 Indian models! The aluminum bullet housings provide a plug and play installation with provided mounting bolts and are available with a Chrome or Gloss Black anodized finish. These ProBEAM LED Turn Signals for Indian are built with ProBEAM LED turn signal inserts, behind a DOT/SAE compliant ProBEAM lens. Utilizing advanced LED technology, ProBEAM LED Turn Signals maximize performance with an innovative reflector design and the most superior automotive grade LEDs available. ProBEAM LED turn signals produce an even brighter light output with a wider viewing angle than the popular Custom Dynamics Genesis LED turn signals and can be used with ProBEAM Bullet Bezels for a custom finish! The state-of-the-art ProBEAM LED Turn Signals are DOT and SAE Compliant and are backed by the Custom Dynamics Lifetime LED Warranty. For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer. 

Rear Turn Signal Fitment: 2014-2019 Indian Chief, Springfield™ and Roadmaster Models; 2014-2018 Chieftain Models and 2019 Chieftain Classic

Front Turn Signal Fitment: 2014-2019 Indian Chief and Springfield™ Models

DRAG PN: 2020-1741, 2020-1742, 2020-1743, 2020-1744, 2020-1745, 2020-1746

Kick-Start The Holidays With Harley-Davidson Gifts

By | Clothing, New Product News

Kick-Start The Holidays

Stuff The Stocking Of A Motorcycle Enthusiast With Harley-Davidson Gifts

Dominate your gift exchange by putting more Harley into your holidays, there’s something for everyone, whether they ride or not. With the season’s hottest gifts, from classic-cool leather to the latest tech and audio toys, be sure also to take advantage of special Black Friday prices. If you’re last-minute shopping, don’t fret use the helpful Harley online gift guide to make you and your gift-receiver both look good.

Nine Days Of Savings
Harley-Davidson is kicking off the holiday season by celebrating two of its favorite things — Black and Friday. Starting on Friday, Nov. 23, special Black Friday limited-time prices on select riding jackets, gloves, boots, LED lighting and more will be available online and in stores until Dec. 1, 2018.

Online Gift Guide
Providing freedom from the malls since 1903, Harley-Davidson’s gift guide offers hundreds of unique items sure to rev-up the holidays and add some rebellion to the season. With most items priced under $100 and dozens under $50, Harley gifts won’t break the bank, but they’ll definitely break the mold.

For Him
Stuff his saddlebags with clothes to wear at your final destination, choose the retro-inspired  Felt Letter Slim Fit Long Sleeve Tee (P/N 96559-19VM, $60*) or the vintage-style Shovelhead Slim Fit Hoodie (P/N 96602-19VM, $75*). Or choose to give him a warm holiday feeling for the Winter with the Wool Blend Slim Fit Jacket (P/N 97481-19VM, $250*).

For Her
The new women’s Studded Graphic Pullover Hoodie (P/N 96352-19VW, $90) glimmers under holiday white party lights. From our 1903 Collection, this hoodie is perfect for the girl who loves to get something new as long it looks like they’ve owned it forever. Have her swooning for you with the new Tenacity Leather Jacket (P/N 98049-19VW, $450). Treated to a chic makeover, this updated classic biker jacket defies traditional holiday gifts. Or treat her hands to warmth on and off the bike with Joeve Thinsulate Touchscreen Leather Gloves (P/N 97143-19VW, $80). Featuring waterproof warmth and easier-than-ever touchscreen capability, the design ensures palms and fingers stay warm and comfortable.

Accessories For Any Bike
Not sure what the motorcycle rider in your life really wants? Try any of these amazing – and affordable – items and be the talk of the holiday party. You simply can’t go wrong with easy and inexpensive H-D® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories that any motorcycle owner would be thrilled to find in their stocking…or saddlebag.

Motorcycle riders need to protect their helmets, jackets and bags from grab-and-go theft. Harley-Davidson’s Helmet Lock (P/N 52200003, $24.95) is carabineer-style universal helmet lock that is small enough to fit into a pocket, but big enough to fit around most any handlebar or engine guard. Another great stocking stuffer are Fleece Soft Hooks (P/N 93100017, $15.95). These 18″ soft hooks are designed to keep ratchets, hooks and buckles away from delicate surfaces when transporting a motorcycle. For an all around great tool to have wherever traveling, consider gifting the 8-in-1 Screwdriver (P/N 94669-00, $20.95) Compatible with most H-D® products, the unique design conveniently stores all fittings within the handle. Quality engineered by Snap-On® with lifetime guarantee against breakage.

Give the gift of storage with the Touring Bag (P/N 93300004, $229.95) motorcycle luggage that’s the ideal size for a long weekend trip. Between rides the Indoor/Outdoor Motorcycle Cover (P/N 93100025, $139.95) protects a bike from dust and scratches while its weather-shielded vents promote air circulation to reduce moisture build-up and corrosion.

Gift Of Freedom
Give the gift of adventure, and the experience of a lifetime, to that special person on your list by giving them the opportunity to learn to ride a motorcycle. Harley-Davidson Riding Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime gift that fits easily into the stocking of thrill seekers. Sign someone up today at Harley-Davidson.com/learntoride or visit your local dealer for more information.

Find your own freedom by filling stockings from the comfort of your living room — shop 24/7 at h-d.com/store and enjoy free shipping on purchases over $50.

*All prices listed herein are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), excluding taxes and shipping. Prices at local dealerships may vary.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

Autonomous Vehicles Should Stop Hitting Motorcycles

The safety of autonomous cars remains in question, as a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hit a motorcyclist on October 19 in Mountain View, California, when the test driver took control of the car to avoid a vehicle that had suddenly moved into its lane.  The manufacturer claims its technology, which can “see 360 degrees in every direction,” could have avoided the incident if the car’s software had remained in control, but reports from around the country indicate that self-driving cars are struggling to handle some driving tasks.

Autonomous cars are hitting the road whether we like it or not, but the presumption that they will be safer than human drivers when it comes to avoiding accidents has so far proven less than promising.  There have been at least three reported cases of an autonomous car crashing into a motorcycle.  On July 27, 2016, a motorcyclist in Norway was seriously injured when she was rear-ended by a Tesla Model S with its Autopilot self-driving system engaged.  Additionally, on December 7, 2017, a California motorcyclist was hurt in a collision with a self-driving Chevy Bolt that had aborted a signaled lane change and was returning to its original lane while the rider was lane splitting past it, a maneuver that is legal in California.

Another disturbing incident occurred when an autonomous Uber car struck and killed a woman who was walking her bicycle across the road at night.  One would think that the car’s radar and infrared scanners would detect such an object far better than the human eye could.  Indeed, the car’s onboard computer detected the obstruction in the road six seconds before impact.   Unfortunately, it failed to identify what type of object she was until just 1.3 seconds before impact, at which point it was too late to avoid hitting her.  Other factors, such as an inattentive human driver who was supposed to be monitoring the car’s surroundings, also contributed to the fatal crash, but a computer that fails to identify a target for nearly five seconds should be quite disturbing to motorcyclists who may suffer from this fate as well.

Adaptive Cruise Control is a radar guidance system that enables a car to change its speed relative to the vehicle in front of it based on traffic conditions. A study by RDW has determined that existing adaptive cruise control systems often do not do an adequate job of locking onto a motorcycle rather than a car.  These systems seem to have difficulty detecting a motorcycle not riding in the center of its lane, which is a problem since riders tend to occupy either the left or right tire grooves of a lane.

Another study by Dynamic Research shows similar results when it comes to forward collision warnings detecting motorcycles.  Throughout the tests, forward collision warning systems failed to detect the motorcycle adequately in 40% of trials.  Similarly, 37% of simulated crashes in this test occurred because the car’s onboard detection systems didn’t see the motorcycle, which is also the number one cause of motorcycle accidents with human drivers.

If autonomous driving systems are designed properly, developed with motorcyclists in mind rather than an afterthought, they could potentially deliver on their promise of making the roads safer for everyone.  “They could be on the lookout for motorcycles and other road hazards in all directions at all times, something even the most attentive human driver can never do,” according to RideApart.com“The trick is to design such systems to work in this way as a core functionality.  Autonomous vehicles must be able to search, evaluate, and execute the same way the Motorcycle Safety Foundation teaches all riders to.”

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Welcome To The Next Generation Of Harley-Davidson Infotainment

By | New Product News

Welcome To The Next Generation Of Harley-Davidson Infotainment

The BOOM! Box GTS infotainment system is a sleek touchscreen design with glass from edge to edge. But there’s even more beauty in the way it works. It’s fast. Compared to the previous generation infotainment system, it cuts start-up time in half and route calculation is quicker than ever before. Operation is simple with three key buttons: Navigation, Phone, and Music. There’s also a new back button added to the right-hand control, and a new quick jump feature allows easy access to nav, audio, and vehicle information.

Apple CarPlay Compatible. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music.
(Your motorcycle must be equipped with an optional wired or wireless H-D Genuine Motorparts and Accessories headset and iPhone 5 or later to enable CarPlay.

For more information Check out this link: