OWN Easyriders Magazine! Auction Date Set

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auction76-year-old Owner, Joe Teresi,
Looking To Retire
OWN Easyriders Magazine!

Well Bros, I just turned 76 and luckily, 46 of those years were spent as the lead dog of Easyriders, V-Twin, Road Iron and Tattoo magazines, to name just a few of the many titles we put out over those 46 years. It has been a HELL of a ride!

It was only possible because of the great gang you see listed on the masthead of each issue, now led by Editor-in-Chief, Dave Nichols! As I ride off into the sunset I want to make sure that these dedicated professionals will be able to continue to put out the best Biker and Tattoo magazines ever. I would prefer to sell to or through someone reading this, as opposed to posting an auction notice in the Wall Street Journal and finding some suit to take over who has no feel for what we do here at Paisano.

Thanks to all of you who have been reading our mags over the past many decades and please direct any Biker-type business owners/investors that you may know.

Keep the Shiny Side Up!

Joe Teresi
Owner and Publisher
OWN Easyriders Magazine!For more information and to register to bid go to :
www.PaisanoAuction.com

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Kuryakyn Primed To Shine

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Kuryakyn Primed To ShineKuryakyn Primed To Shine At 76th Daytona Beach Bike Week

New look, new products, & ScootinAmerica highlight 2017 Bike Week

The transformation continues as Kuryakyn kicks off its 2017 event circuit with a bang at the 76th annual Daytona Beach Bike Week. With an all-new rally configuration including a freshly rebranded truck, trailer and displays, Kuryakyn will debut a host of high-profile products, its 2017 catalogs, and a restructured shopping experience that offers attendees access to the entire product line via onsite and online inventory.

“We’re looking forward to turning some heads in Daytona Beach,” said Holger Mohr, Kuryakyn president. “Our new rally program puts an emphasis on increased visibility toward new and top-selling products. That, combined with the introduction of convenient point-of-sale technology and entirely revamped displays, will most definitely enhance the customer experience.”

Headquartered at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona Complex in Ormond Beach, Kuryakyn will be ready to serve riders beginning Wednesday, March 8 through Saturday, March 18. Brand representatives and products will also be available at the J&P Cycles truck located at Daytona International Speedway.

“The Mesh and Riot product launches have received an outstanding response at industry events this year,” said Mohr. “Now Daytona Bike Week presents our first opportunity to see and hear the reactions straight from the customers. We’re hitting Daytona at full force with a tremendous amount of new products, and our team is excited to get invaluable feedback from new and existing fans of Kuryakyn.” Read More

Super Hooligan National Championship At Dixie Speedway

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Super HooliganRound 3 RSD Super Hooligan National Championship At Dixie Speedway

We are excited to bring you Round 3 of the Super Hooligan National Championship (SHNC), in conjunction with the American Flat Track (AFT) Grand National Championship. Atlanta Short Track at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA on March 25th, 2017. We have a limited amount of spaces available, so get your entries in ASAP if you want to be part of the Super Hooligan show. We’ll be included in the NBC Sports Network televised racing action with AFT. Dixie Speedway is a banked, 3/8-mile track on Georgia red clay that you won’t want to miss. 

Indian Motorcycle will be providing a $1,000 Super Hooligan purse, along with Dunlop’s $1,000 Dash for Cash and other contingencies and prizes from RSD, Bell HelmetsDunlopK&N and Motul USA.

Championship Points will go towards the SHNC points fund, where the champion of the series will be crowned at the final round and will take home a Factory Indian FTR750 professional GNC flat track race bike and a $2,500 bonus from Bell Helmets.

Let’s get Western in the South!

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About Super Hooligan:

The spirit of hooligan racing comes from a simpler time, when you raced – and could ride home on – any bike you owned. With its roots in Southern California motorcycle culture, today’s flat track hooligan racing category is rapidly gaining in popularity with riders of all ages and experience levels across the nation by offering the fun of motorcycle competition in a less structured environment. Combining the craft of custom motorcycles and racing the Super Hooligan rules are loose and limit the bikes to 750CC and up twins in stock frames with dirt track tires and no front brakes.

About Roland Sands Design:
Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, super moto and custom bike builders and riders. It’s this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a wide variety of projects. Follow all bike builds, new products and the life and times of the Roland Sands Design crew at www.rolandsands.com.

 

For more information email info@rolandsands.com.

Gettysburg Bike Week

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Gettysburg Bike WeekGettysburg Bike Week Enlists Foghat and 50 Shades of Men for 2017 Rally

English Classic Rockers and Female Favorites Booked for GBW 16th Anniversary

Back for its 17th anniversary rally at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA, Gettysburg Bike Week is proud to feature English rock band Foghat and premier male revue 50 Shades of Men among this year’s entertainment slate. Festivities kick off Thursday, July 6, 2017, and run through Sunday, July 9.

“The ladies will be thrilled with 50 Shades of Men, and everyone will get down with Foghat,” says GBW event coordinator Kelly Shue.

Formed in England in the early 1970s, Foghat has sold millions of records and rocked audiences for decades. Known for their distinctive slide guitar sound and boogie woogie rhythms, Foghat continues to this day to bombard FM airwaves with classic rockers like “Slow Ride,” “Fool for the City” and their hard swinging version of Willie Dixon’s blues banger “I Just Want To Make Love To You.” You can’t help but shake what you got when Foghat hits the stage.

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Nash Motorcycle Co. Ride & Skate

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Ride & Skate2017 Nash Motorcycle Co. “Ride & Skate” – Daytona Bike Week! UPDATE – Giveaway!!!
Friday, March 17th at 9:30 a.m.

  • The first 100 riders to arrive at the a.m. meeting place will receive a FREE “Ride & Skate” trucker hat and Nash Leather Hat Keeper! Ride starts 9:30 from the Broken Spoke SaloonDaytona.

    The ride wraps up at Kona Skateboard Park in Jacksonville, Florida where we’ll host;

    – Camping and bonfire
    –  BBQ by Volcom
    – Beer and entertainment
    – All night skateboarding in the park
    – Pot O’ Gold Bowl Riders contest with 4k cash prize

    If you plan to camp and skate please use this link to pre-register. Camping with facilities and entrance to Kona for skating or spectating cost $10.00.

    Registration Link:
    https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/nashrideandskate/

    Ride Details and Map Link:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1864465207170127/

Indian Storms Daytona

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Indian Storms DaytonaIndian Motorcycle Storms Daytona Bike Week With Demos, Displays, Giveaways & Custom Baggers

Indian’s 2017 Model Lineup & Carey Hart’s Custom Chieftain Headline the Iconic Brand’s Presence in Daytona During Bike Week

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced a comprehensive Daytona Bike Week experience that includes a custom bagger showcase, demo rides for all new 2017 models, and a 2017 Chieftain sweepstakes. From Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain bagger on Main Street to the all-new Roadmaster Classic at the Speedway, Indian Motorcycle will have a presence throughout Daytona for all Bike Week-goers to enjoy.

Indian Storms DaytonaIn addition, Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew,” backed by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance and featuring one of the most stacked lineups in flat track racing history, will make its debut at the American Flat Track season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 16. The team includes 2016 Champion Bryan Smith, along with two of the sports most decorated riders, Brad Baker and Jared Mees. The team will be armed with Indian’s Scout FTR750 for what is certain to be an unforgettable season.

“This year, Bike Week is extra special for us, in large part to the season opening race at Daytona Speedway where Indian makes its return to the American Flat Track series with our incredible new ‘Wrecking Crew,’” said Reid Wilson. “In addition, we’re thrilled to give fans in Daytona a chance to experience a lineup of one-of-a-kind custom Chieftains, and test ride some of our new models, including the new Roadmaster Classic.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Display at Main Street (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)
See what’s new from Indian Motorcycle at the Main Street display and enter to win a 2017 Chieftain. The two Indian dealers who recorded the most votes for their custom Chieftain bagger during a two-week ‘Project Chieftain’ voting period will be proudly displayed on Main Street during Bike Week alongside Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain build.

Displays and Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily Saturday 3/11 – Saturday 3/18; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.

Roadmaster-Classic_Rear-3Q_Willow_Green_&_Ivory_CreamAmong the various activations taking place throughout Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle will have a significant presence at Daytona International Speedway where attendees can view a variety of displays, including:

  • Entire 2017 Indian Motorcycle lineup, accessories and apparel
  • Custom Chieftain baggers from Indian dealers who participated in the ‘Project Chieftain’ contest
  • Carey Hart’s Scout Hooligan race bike
  • Indian Motorcycle’s premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750 – which will offer a flat track display for photo opportunities for fans

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Additionally, Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2017 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout, Indian Chieftain, Indian Roadmaster Classic, among others. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Flat Track Opening Ceremony (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)
Flat Track Opening Ceremony festivities commence at 6pm on Thursday, March 16, celebrating Indian Motorcycle’s return to Flat Track for the 2017 AMA Season.

DS_02_IND_FT_Track_0164Daytona TT AMA Flat Track Race (Daytona International Speedway)
Celebrate Indian Motorcycle’s return to AMA Flat Track at the inaugural race of the 2017 season and root for the all-new Indian Wrecking Crew race team, comprised of three of the most successful and decorated flat track riders in the sport, including 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker, and three-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. The inaugural race of the season takes place Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)
Open daily, visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach to check out Indian’s full 2017 line-up. At this exclusive location, Indian owners can retrieve a limited edition Indian Motorcycle race-inspired patch to commemorate their 2017 Bike Week experience.

Mobile Demos (Daytona Beach)
Indian wrapped trailers will be traveling to highly populated locations throughout Daytona and offering demo rides for select models from the 2017 lineup throughout the duration of Bike Week.

Daytona Taproom Takeover (310 Seabreeze Blvd)
In partnership with Daytona Taproom, Indian Motorcycle will be “taking over” and serving-up cold beer and three Indian Motorcycle-inspired specialty burgers.

Destination Daytona at Klock Werkz Kustom Cycles
Alongside Brian Klock and Klock Werkz Kustom Cycles, Indian Motorcycle will display various Chieftain models throughout the duration of Bike Week.

Indian Motorcycle Owners Event (Daytona International Speedway)
Join us Thursday, March 16  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a  behind-the-scenes tour of the Daytona International Speedway including the track, pits and paddock. After that, you’ll have a private meet and greet with the 2017 Indian Wrecking Crew Race Team – “Flyin” Bryan Smith, Brad “The Bullet” Baker and Jared “Jammer” Mees. Then, you’ll get a close look at the all-new Indian FTR750 race bike the Wrecking Crew will compete on. Visit the Events section on www.IndianMotorcycle.com for registration details.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), 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.

 

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover

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Garage GirlsGarage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Brought To You by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance for 2017!

How would you like to score a HUGE list of parts and accessories for you AND your Motorcycle? You can, if you enter the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2017, brought to you by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance.

Contestants (Girls and Guys) must submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo (jpeg no larger than 5mb) to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com Deadline for entries is July 7th, 2017. Submissions will be narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges will decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and will get to take home all the prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, A new Mustang Motorcycle Seat, a set of tires from AVON Tyres, A Valerie bag by Motochic, Surprises from S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Kuryakyn, DEI, Memphis Shades, Indian Motorcycle and MUCH MORE!! Winner will be announced August 10th on Garage-Girls.com and Garage-Girls FB page.

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

About Garage-Girls
Garage-Girls.com is the exciting established website developed to meet the growing needs of women who are seeking information about motorcycles/automotive and the culture. Our intent is to provide safe, accurate and fun information. The Focus of Garage Girls is to encourage women to maintain a balance between their love of motorcycles, cars, and anything in the garage with a healthy body and lifestyle.

About the Ultimate Biker Makeover
The Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover is a well-established contest entering it’s 9th year offering an opportunity to a well deserving winner the chance to get “Hooked UP” from major supporting sponsors. Contestants are encouraged to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover. Submissions are narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and the opportunity to take home all the prizes!

About Allstate Motorcycle Insurance
For 50 years, Allstate Agents have delivered motorcycle protection with a purpose: to keep riders riding. Allstate is proud to be a long-time advocate and resource for the riding community. With features like the Rider Protection Package®, New Motorcycle Replacement and Genuine Parts Guarantee, we have your back – and with discounts that can help you save up to 50%, you can save your money for gas, more epic rides or more gear. You can feel confident that Allstate Agents know the special needs of riders and can help you customize a policy to meet the unique needs of you and your bike.

Lowbrow Customs Four Speed Workstand

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Lowbrow CustomsWork Stand for
Harley-Davidson Four-Speed Transmissions

Lowbrow Customs created a simple and trouble-saving work stand for use while maintaining or completely rebuilding your 1936 to 1985 Harley-Davidson Four-Speed Transmission.

Lowbrow Customs has added to their growing line of motorcycle engine stands and specialty tools with the addition of this purpose-built work stand for use with Harley-Davidson four-speed transmissions. The Four Speed Transmission Work Stand allows you to clamp the stand in your bench-mounted vise, allowing for easy access to all angles of your tranny, all while keeping it at a secure and convenient work height. Lowbrow Customs

Made in the USA with American steel and black powdercoated for oil and rust resistance, this tool will give you flawless service for years to come. The Four Speed Transmission Work Stand is SKU 007590 and is $29.95. For more details or to place your order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com
Lowbrow Customs
Lowbrow Customs is run by a tight-knit crew based in Brunswick, Ohio, USA and has been at the forefront of design in custom motorcycle parts for bobbers and choppers since 2004.

Lowbrow Customs

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Radiantz Leverz Stealth Turn Signals

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Radiantz-Leverz-installedRadiantz Leverz Stealth Turn Signals

The new Radiantz Leverz turns are our new stealth turn signal. These new lights are an easy to install direct replacement of the bulky stock bullet style turns mounted to the handlebars. 18 dual color LEDs on the right and left side for a total of 36 LED between the two housing. 18 White LEDs that work as a running lights and when the turn signal is turned on all 18 LED switch to amber and will just flash the amber as turn signals and then return to the white running lights. These will fit all Harley Davidson 1996 – present (except bikes with a hydraulic clutch). Lifetime warranty. Made in the USA.Leverz

Radiantz LED Lighting
541-469-7462
www.radiantz.com

 

BAKER Drivetrain at Daytona

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the-gearhead-logotest-ride-signFree GrudgeBox Test Rides!

Try out the new BAKER Drivetrain GrudgeBox. Feel the strength, durability, and reduced RPMs with our new tightly-tuned and tough overdrive transmission for 2007 and later big twins. We will be offering the free test rides at our booth at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona.

install-signFree Installs at Daytona Bike Week!

We will be offering installs* at our booth at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona. Get your 6-speed or 7-speed transmission kits, reverse system, comp sprockets, attitude adjusters, clutches, primaries or more installed by the drivetrain experts!

Want to reserve by phone? Call (517) 996-2477

*Limited spots are available. First come, first serve!

Book Your Install Today

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This year we’re featuring real rider bikes and fake clothes (look closely). Grab your 2017 BAKER calendar from our booth at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona!

Previous BAKER Calendars

Main-Drive-Bearing-Kit-4Main Drive Gear Bearing Kit

Heal your Achilles heel with the BAKER Main Drive Gear Bearing Kit for 2007-up!

This kit provides everything you need to eliminate the all too common stock maindrive gear bearing failures. We include our exclusive BAKER double tapered roller bearing assembly, a replacement cruise drive main drive gear, and our new maindrive gear/countershaft bearing installation and removal tool.

See the Main Drive Gear Bearing Kit

Fuggedaboutit Ignition Switch

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fuggetaboutitIacona Custom Cycles releases the Fuggedaboutit Ignition Switch

The Fuggedaboutit Ignition Switch is fabricated to attach on the Sportster primary cover in an easy-to-reach location, thus cleaning up the engine cradle area.

Press Release: Iacona Custom Cycles released their latest product, the Fuggedaboutit Ignition Switch, designed for 1986-2003 Sportster applications.

The switch is used for custom Sportsters and OEM stock replacements. The Fuggedaboutit Ignition Switch is fabricated to attach on the Sportster primary cover in an easy-to-reach location, thus cleaning up the engine cradle area.

2017-03-iacona-switch-sThe kit comes with a CNC machined- billet aluminum barrel, Diamond Engineering’s stainless steel mounting screws, set screws, nuts, connectors and a marine grade ignition/starter switch for added water and vibration-resistance.

“Our award winning custom bikes have become our R&D platform for custom parts,” explained Steven Iacona, president. “The ignition switch is the first of our next twenty parts that are scheduled to be released in the coming twelve to eighteen months.”

The switch features an off/on/start with return-to-run position. It works like an automotive ignition switch and can be very easily installed, with all necessary wiring directions and installation hardware included.

The Fuggedaboutit Ignition Switch is available in 3 finishes, including brushed, polished and black anodized.

 

About Iacona Custom Cycles
Iacona Custom Cycles is a Brooklyn, NY based customizer specializing in building, fabricating, and servicing Harley Davidson motorcycles. Their mission is to build the most unique, innovative and high quality motorcycles and motorcycle parts available today.

www.iaconacustomcycles.com /  www.facebook.com/iaconacustomcycles

Daytona Bike Week Poster

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Daytona Bike Week Poster

Mathew Hintz

Mathew Hintz Artwork Selected For Daytona Bike Week Poster

Daytona Chamber Names Hintz Official Artist of Bike Week

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

This is the third consecutive year a work by Mathew Hintz has been featured on the official Daytona Bike Week commemorative poster. Created in his distinctive layered-paint style, the painting depicts a classic motorcycle fuel tank with a Florida palm tree reflected in the chrome gas cap. Copies of the poster are free and available while supplies last at the Daytona Bike Week Welcome Center on Beach Street, and at select area businesses.

A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Hintz has worked professionally for more than 20 years to develop an impressionistic painting style that’s as singular as a thumbprint and celebrates the form and craftsmanship of motorcycles and automobiles. His commissioned works are typically large in size and feature bold, heavy brushstrokes in oils over a sculpted base. His commissioned portraits capture the spirit of the open road and the styling details and custom elements that make a cherished machine unique.

From 2014 to 2016 Hintz was a Licensed Harley-Davidson Artist producing works sold through Harley-Davidson dealerships. His painting of the redesigned 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle was featured on the cover of HOG Magazine, and Hintz has created the original cover art for Harley-Davidson Owner Manuals from 2008 to 2017.

In 2016 Hintz was licensed to produce artwork for Ford Images and given an opportunity to create artwork of Ford automobiles, another iconic American manufacturer.

Daytona Bike Week Poster

To see more work by Mathew Hintz or to contact the artist regarding an original commission go to HintzStudios.com

Super Hooligan National Championship Kicks Off

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Super HooliganRSD Super Hooligan National Championship Kicks Off

The “thrills and spills” of Street Bike Flat Track Racing, with the 2017 Super Hooligan National Championship Series (SHNC) sponsored by Indian Motorcycle, is off to a great start. We kicked the series off with The 1 Pro in Salem, OR followed by Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday in Milwaukee, WI. It’s been a no-holds-barred battle to the stripe at these races and all on 500 lbs. of fury.

Couldn’t make the events? We’ve got you covered. Check out the recap below and the current SHNC Points Standings attached.

Round 1: The 1 Pro – Salem, Oregon

In association with the annual The 1 Moto Show custom motorcycle show in Portland, The 1 Pro flat track races commenced once again upon the 1/10th mile banked clay oval at Salem Indoor Speedway on Sunday. 1) Sammy Halbert #69 on a RSD Indian Scout, (2) Brad Spencer #7 from San Jose on his Sportster and (3) Andy DiBrino #14 from Portland piloting the See See Motorcycles XG750 made up the field and fought bar-to-bar, putting on a show for the spectators. Everyone was on the edge of their seats watching what was one of the best Super Hooligan races to date. (Click here for the full story)

Round 2: Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday – Milwaukee, WI

Grassroots racing gets sticky and brings out over 10,000 fans to watch a bunch of motorcycles turn left and beat themselves up for bragging rights at the biannual Flat Out Friday races. This indoor Dr. Pepper syrup soaked oval concrete track is in the heart of blue collar America, Milwaukee, at The BMO Harris Bradley Center. It was Benny Carlson (#45) who took home the top spot aboard his XR1200, with some serious bar banging action to keep it up front against Andy DiBrino (#14) XG750 and Terry Vestal (#27) Sportster. (Click here for the full story)

NEXT UP: Round 3: AFT Atlanta Short Track – Woodstock, GA

The next round takes place March 25th in conjunction with American Flat Track on a 3/8-mile banked red clay oval at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA. The Super Hooligan class will be filmed for tape-delayed TV telecast, along with AFT’s GNC1 & GNC2 professional races, by NBC Sports Network. You won’t want to miss the Hooligans getting Western in The South!

Stay tuned for more races across the country ranging from specialty bike shows and concerts to pro American Flat Track events and beach-side racing. The diversity promises a unique experience at each event. Watch Out America… this is Super Hooligan!

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DIY Audio Fit Kits

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kicker2-1Klock Werks and Kicker Created DIY Audio Fit Kits

Press Release: KICKER Performance Audio and Klock Werks joined forces to bring motorcycle riders the clearest and loudest audio equipment available with the Klock Werks, powered by KICKER Audio, DIY Audio Fit Kits. These kits are specifically designed and tuned for motorcycle applications. It’s 100% plug-n-play installation that comes with all the necessary hardware and instructions. Installation is easy – wires are cut to length, pre-terminated, sheathed, and ready to plug into factory connectors.

The amplifier runs at a low temperature saving you the worry of overheating components and installs with a Klock Werks stainless steel bracket discreetly under the fairing, utilizing previously unused space! The speakers are weatherproof, and the kit also comes with all the pieces to properly seal them to the fairing components!

“The speakers are tuned for road use,” Jennifer Bainbridge, Lead R&D tech explained. “They have a very clear high to mid range. It’s easier to hear the song lyrics when you’re driving down the highway!”

“Installation was really straight-forward, and it has really great sound to it,” Curtis Hofmann, owner of Hofmann Designs said. “This kit is awesome! It’s Klock Werks and KICKER – two great brands. Why wouldn’t you use it? When we do audio, we need something simple, something bulletproof, something the customer won’t have an issue with.”

Backed by a 3-year warranty, KICKER and Klock Werks have you covered to rock the open road! Stock wiring does NOT need to be modified- the kit utilizes all factory plugs.

The Klock Werks Powered by KICKER Audio Fit Kits include speakers that fit into factory openings, an amp with a small footprint, a custom stainless steel bracket, custom wiring harness, hardware, and instructions. Fitments are available for Harley, Victory, Kawasaki and Indian motorcycles.

About Klock Werks

Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a globally recognized Brand. Achieving status as “Air Management Experts”, Klock Werks credits this to the success of the original, patented, Flare Windshield. Also supplying fenders, handlebars, and other motorcycle parts, Klock Werks proudly leads the industry through innovation in design and quality of materials and fitment. Team Klock Werks has been successful for years designing parts, creating custom motorcycles, and setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. You will find motorcycles, family, and faith at the core of Klock Werks, along with a commitment to caring for the needs of enthusiasts around the world who enjoy their products.

“Uncle Kracker” to Perform at Las Vegas BikeFest

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Uncle Kracker“Uncle Kracker” to Perform Live, Saturday Night at 2017 Las Vegas BikeFest

Las Vegas BikeFest will go public March 1st announcing that American musician, singer and songwriter Uncle Kracker will play live at this year’s Las Vegas BikeFest on Saturday, October 7.

Before Uncle Kracker flew up the charts to #1 with “When the Sun Goes Down,” a duet with good friend Kenny Chesney, country music might’ve seemed an odd place to find the Detroit-based good-time Kid Rock alumni. But after a few summer tours with Chesney, the Top 10 “Smile,” and a pure country album produced by Keith Stegall, nobody doubts this feel-good rocker is exactly where he should be. Uncle Kracker’s deep melodies and sense of what the heartland means has made him a perfect fit in today’s post-rural realm of country music.

Initially known for his role as DJ in Kid Rock’s legendary Twisted Brown Trucker band, Uncle Kracker soon kicked off a stunning solo career of his own. The singer/songwriter made his solo debut with 2001’s #1 smash, “Follow Me,” kicking off a run of top 10 multi-format hits like “In A Little While,” “Smile,” and of course, 2003’s cover of Dobie Gray’s classic “Drift Away” which set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart, topping their #1 run on the Adult Contemporary radio charts for a staggering 28 weeks.

Uncle Kracker is still having a blast playing sold out shows across the country, and fans undoubtedly will too when they see him on the road. His live show continues to get bigger and better with every tour. “It’s very interactive,” he says. “It’s meant to be a party, and I want everybody involved. Each time we go on stage, I want people to leave smiling.”

“We are very excited to have Uncle Kracker as our headline entertainment for this year’s rally. Whether he is singing a classic like “Drift Away” or his upbeat song, “Smile”, we know rally goers of all ages will enjoy the show,” states Mindi Cherry, Event Manager.

About Las Vegas BikeFest
The 17th annual Las Vegas BikeFest will be held October 5 – 8, 2017 in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont East. This year attendees will enjoy music all day and night throughout the rally along with three new motorcycle giveaways and $5,000 in shopping spree giveaways. Contests including, two Poker Runs, Poker Walks, Baddest Bagger Las Vegas, Custom Bike Shows and so much more will keep the rally going as well as the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, October 6. Registration will be held at the headquarter hotel, the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience. More information regarding vendor space, schedule of events, event registration and official hotels can be found at www.LasVegasBikeFest.com,or by calling 1-866-BIKEFEST  Read More

Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame

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Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame2017 Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee

Genevieve Schmitt

Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced Genevieve Schmitt as the first inductee into the 2017 class.

Genevieve is one of the leading influencers in women motorcycling today. Over the two decades that she has been working full time as a journalist and publisher in the motorcycle industry, she has written articles and made speeches that have inspired thousands of women to ride motorcycles.

In 2005, Genevieve launched what is now the longest running and most comprehensive resource for female motorcyclists anywhere, WomenRidersNow.com. The online magazine not only provides motorcycling news and reviews from a female point of view, but she is proud of the fact that she created the only media resource where companies can successfully connect with hundreds of thousands of women riders to advertise their products or services.

“I am extremely humbled by this recognition of my work in the media that brings attention to the women’s motorcycling community. All the glory goes to God for giving me the talent; to the riders, women and men, who read my articles; and all the powersports companies that have supported my efforts over the years,” says Schmitt.

Prior to launching WomenRidersNow.com Genevieve conceived the idea for Woman Rider magazine, a national print publication where, for the first time, readers could see on the pages of a professional magazine, women of all ages riding any brand of motorcycle.  Over the years Genevieve has contributed articles to nearly every motorcycle magazine providing one of the early female voices in motorsports journalism.

“Genevieve is a pioneer in the industry, hobby and sport of women motorcycling. She has reached beyond the stereo-types and has brought female riders to the fore front. As the fastest growing demographic of new riders, Genevieve has shown that women can have the same amount of passion and enthusiasm for motorcycle riding as any man,” says Mindi Cherry, Vice President and Event Manager of Las Vegas BikeFest.

Las Vegas BikeFest, in partnership with Branscombe Richmond, launched the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame at the 2016 rally. “The Hall of Fame is designed to honor the iconic ambassadors, influential heroes and people who put their interests above and beyond for the motorcycle community. This honor celebrates, illuminates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America”, says Cherry and Richmond, curators of the Hall of Fame.

A ceremony to honor the inductees will be held on Friday, October 6 at the 17th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest held in Downtown Las Vegas. Additional inductees will be announced soon.

About Las Vegas BikeFest: The 17th annual Las Vegas BikeFest will be held October 5 – 8, 2017 in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont East.

The One Motorcycle Show 2017

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The One Motorcycle ShowThe One Motorcycle Show 2017

By Alicia Mariah Elfving

For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

While it may not be the biggest custom motorcycle show in the country, it’s certainly one of the very best. The eighth annual One Motorcycle Show took place in Portland last weekend, featuring over 100 custom bikes from across the continent. Presented by See See and Harley-Davidson, the huge two story industrial building and lot was filled with art, bikes, food trucks, live music, and every type of motorcyclist imaginable.

In February of 2009, the crew at See See, a cafe and motorcycle shop in Portland, decided they wanted to start an event that went beyond the average motorcycle show. As their shop was buying cheap piles and turning them into fun, functional, and good looking machines on a budget, they decided there needed to be a place where pristine show bikes and budget builds could come together and bump tires.

The One Motorcycle ShowThe One Motorcycle Show was born.

If you could only have one motorcycle for the rest of your life… what would it be? The answer to some is a souped-up sport bike, to others a classic chopper that looks like it rolled right through time and space from the 1970s. There are no qualifying rules for motorcycles in the show; each year See See hand chooses 80+ builders with personal invitations. Big name companies like Roland Sands show off their most recent works, hobbyists bring their restorations and tinkerings, mad scientists display their rolling art… it’s absolutely a one of a kind experience with something for everyone.

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Raked 12° Over?

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2-4306R-38CA1Raked 12° Over?
Press Release: Raked your bike and now you’re lighting up the sky? Headwinds, celebrating 25 years as the leader in custom headlights, introduces their 38° light bar that brings your spotlights and turn signals back down. Other rake angles available. Fits 12° raked Harley-Davidson Road Kings, Electra Glides and Street Glides. The spotlight spacing is wider than stock to allow Headwinds 4-1/2” Rocket spotlights to clear the fairing. Also shown is their matching Vampire series 2” turn signals and 12° raked headlight bezel. The bar fits with stock hardware and detachable windshields. Available chrome, black or polished aluminum. Made in the USA.

Contact Headwinds at 626-359-8044 or email at headwinds@headwinds.com.
See their website at  www.headwinds.com.2-4306R-38CA

Harley Plans Daytona Bike Week

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Daytona Bike Week

2016 Harley-Davidson Daytona Bike Week

Harley-Davidson Ready To Rock And Roll Into Daytona Bike Week

Festivities Include Free Demo Rides at Huge Speedway Display,
Parties, Music and Thrilling Motorcycle Racing Action

Press Release: Harley-Davidson welcomes riders with warm sunshine and cool motorcycles as a new riding season kicks off in Florida during the 76th annual Daytona Bike Week. Once again Harley-Davidson is the official motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week, and the Motor Company is ready to host all riders March 11-18 with special events, parties and free demo rides on all 2017 Harley-Davidson models, including Touring motorcycles featuring the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine.

“If it’s March, you’ll find Harley-Davidson in Daytona,” said James Newton, Harley-Davidson U.S. Events Manager. “Each year the warm weather and clear roads of Florida reignite the passion for freedom we all feel when we twist the throttle. The bikes, the beach and the bonds of friendship are Daytona traditions that Harley-Davidson supports year after year. We invite everyone to swing by Harley headquarters at the Speedway to demo new motorcycles and have some fun.”

Harley Headquarters at the Speedway
Official Harley-Davidson Bike Week activities are consolidated at one action-packed venue located just off International Speedway Blvd. on the grounds of Daytona International Speedway. Open March 11-18, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.  daily with free motorcycle parking, this expansive Harley-Davidson location will offer:

  • Motorcycle demos: See and ride more than 100 new 2017 Harley-Davidson models including the just-released Road King Special and other Touring models powered by the potent new Milwaukee-Eight engine. The demo fleet also includes the nimble Harley-Davidson Roadster model, fabulous 2017 CVO models and bikes fully customized with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories.
  •  New Milwaukee-Eight Display Truck: Experience the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine through technical displays and feel the rumble of this exciting new V-Twin on the Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART Rider Experience. Check out the customized Harley-Davidson Rebel Freightliner truck and a display of new items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories.
  • See It/Try It/Buy It: Demo new Harley-Davidson helmets and riding gear when you demo-ride a bike. A selection of new Genuine MotorClothes will be available for purchase on site, including Willie G. and H.O.G. commemorative merchandise. Also, visit with Harley-Davidson fit consultants at the H-D1 Fit Shop for any customization needs.
  •  H.O.G. Rally Point at the Speedway: Join Sam, Thor, Bruce and other Harley-Davidson staff members at the H.O.G. Rally Point. Relax in the demo lounge area, pick up a cool pin (exclusive for Harley Owners Group members), and check out a new Harley-Davidson Museum display featuring The Race of Gentlemen.

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Message from MRF President

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CALL TO ACTIONA Message from MRF President, Kirk ‘Hardtail’ Willard – CALL TO ACTION

As many of you know, last year the MRF assumed a new endeavor related to the unconstitutional practice of motorcycle profiling. After reports began to rise from our own membership citing instances where they felt singled out by law enforcement simply because of their appearance, apparel, or because they are simply riding a motorcycle, the MRF decided to take action.

Working with its partners within the Anti-Profiling Action Group, the MRF developed a strategy at the national level to help combat profiling, an issue that affects ALL riders and is unfortunately increasing. We know this to be true because of a survey put forth by the Motorcycle Profiling Project. In 2015, the survey found over 50% of riders across the U.S. reported being unjustifiably stopped by police at least once while riding their motorcycles.  With a participation level of over 5,000 motorcyclists nation-wide, these facts and figures will help support and solidify our concerns over this issue when addressing lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

This year, the Motorcycle Profiling Project has launched another survey designed to reach an even broader audience. Like the previous survey, its results will be used as critical tools in the efforts to obtain legislative relief across the country.

I am asking you to take a few moments and fill out the survey, which can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
It’s completely anonymous and it’s only 15 questions.
YOUR VOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

http://www.motorcycleprofilingproject.com/national-motorcycle-profling-survey/

On behalf of the entire MRF membership and its Board of Directors, thank you for your support on this issue.

RIDE FREE-

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About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.

Gettysburg Bike Week 2017 Rally

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Gettysburg Bike Week 2017 RallyGettysburg Bike Week Announces First Wave of Entertainment for 2017 Rally

16th Anniversary of GBW Jam-packed with Bikes, Bands and Contests

Gettysburg Bike Week is back for its 16th anniversary rally at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg, PA, and the entertainment slate is starting to fill up. Festivities kick off Thursday, July 6, 2017, and run through Sunday, July 9.

“I know rally goers are going to be stoked on the acts we’ve booked so far,” says GBW event coordinator Kelly Shue. “We’ve got returning favorites plus some new blood.”

This year’s musical acts include Saturday headliner Warrant, with more to be announced, and A-list regional groups like Blizzard of Ozzy (the country’s premier Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath cover band) and the acclaimed Hank Williams, Jr., tribute band All My Rowdy Friends. Legendary emcee Jack Schit will once again perform master of ceremonies duties throughout the week on the Budweiser Stage, Gin Gypsies will be slinging the drinks and this year’s rally will feature a cornhole tournament (directed by York Adams Cornhole). Expect great performances from the Cherry Bombs and 50 Shades of Men plus bike builders battling for the Biker Build-Off Championship; heavy competition in the Cycle Source Ride-In Bike Show, Ride and Rodeo; the Parade of Chrome; and that perennial crowd-pleaser, the GBW wet T-shirt contest. One, two and four-day passes are available here.

And, of course, no rally would be complete without great riding, and Gettysburg has some of the best. Whether riders want to see historic battlegrounds or just hit the road for a great cruise, hundreds of miles of the best riding in the East surrounds Gettysburg. In addition to fantastic solo riding, GBW also features awesome group rides and the Pink Journey of Lights and Stars of Hope Charity Rides. Read More

Covingtons Customs Raked Triple Trees

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Raked Triple TreesCovingtons Customs Raked Triple Trees for Heritage Softails and Fat Boys

Press Release: Finding the perfect front end rake for your Heritage Softail or Fat Boy can be a real challenge, but leave it to the experts at Covingtons to come up with the perfect solution.  Applying their more than 40 years of motorcycle customization, Covingtons has created these  3-inch Raked Triple Trees that provide the perfect amount of rake to give your bike the look you want without sacrificing the performance you need.  Add to that the beauty and durability of a chrome-plated finish on CNC-machined aluminum for the perfect visual accent to your bike.Raked Triple Trees

  • CNC Chrome Plated Aluminum Billet
  • Fits all years of FLST, FLSTF, and FLSTC with stock tins or nacelle.
  • Includes Mounting Hardware.
  • Made in the USA by Covingtons Customs.
  • MSRP $649.95

Covingtons Customs
580-256-2939
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Kuryakyn Orbit Vision and Prism 7-inch LED Headlamps

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Kuryakyn Orbit Vision and PrismKuryakyn Orbit Vision and Prism 7-inch LED Headlamps

The new Kuryakyn Orbit Vision and Prism 7″ L.E.D. Headlamps from Kuryakyn utilize the latest in advanced L.E.D. technology to deliver a one-two punch of function and style. Available in two ultra high-performance packages, Orbit headlamps are DOT-approved and feature a color temperature of 6,000K for intense, uniform light output with extremely low current draw.

Both integrate an outer L.E.D. halo ring that provides additional visibility and “wow factor.” The Orbit Vision emits a full-time bright white halo, while the Orbit Prism includes a Bluetooth controller that syncs with a spectrum-based app to create infinite custom halo colors. The Orbit Prism’s downloadable app is compatible with most iOS or Android mobile devices for quick, easy operation. Users can create multiple displays and custom color cycles, including pulse modes that sync with songs through the device’s media player and microphone. The app also connects with device cameras for easy photo-color referencing and display.

Orbit headlamps are IP67-rated and constructed from sealed cast aluminum housings with non-yellowing hard-coated polycarbonate lenses that are scratch resistant. Both the Vision and Prism are direct replacements for Harley-Davidson models equipped with a 7″ headlamp (’14-later Electra Glides, Road Kings, Street Glides & Trikes require Kuryakyn Wiring Adapter, P/N 5487, sold separately).
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Roland Sands Design Iconic Clash Jacket Now In Tobacco

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Roland Sands DesignRoland Sands Design Adds To Their Premium Apparel Range With The Iconic Clash Jacket Now Being Offered In Their Classic Tobacco Color Way

The legendary Clash jacket by Roland Sands Design is an industry staple for style and performance. Previously offered in only Black and Oxblood color ways, the RSD team is pleased to announce the addition of the Clash in rich Tobacco.

RSD_CLASH_TOB_FR_LOInspired by classic perfecto jackets of the 1950’s, the Clash by RSD is the perfect blend of a detailed rocker style leather jacket with premium materials and motorcycle functionality. The Clash boasts a ton of unique features that make for an instant classic.

Constructed of Airborne leather in rich Tobacco, a top grain cow-hide leather that has been exclusively developed for RSD feels and smells as good as it looks. Each Clash is finished by hand resulting in a unique one of a kind jacket.

Timeless, versatile and stylish both on and off the bike. The asymmetrical designed front zipper keeps the that rocker look front and center while the quilted stitched accents and the infamous coffin stitched elbow round out the design. Don’t let the looks of the Clash fool you; underneath that rocker styling is a true performance riding jacket.

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Brass Balls Cycles Muzzle Brake Foot Pegs

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Brass Balls CyclesMuzzle Brake Foot Pegs

Press Release: Brass Balls Cycles, Muzzle Brake pegs are the ultimate foot pegs for admirers of fire arms.

Our pegs are inspired by the cool design of muzzle brakes, with the inclusion of essential grip on top to keep you connected to your bike.

Precision machined from aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum. Included with adjustable chrome plated steel clevis. They are light weight and very strong. The Brass Balls logo is machined on the underside.

Measurements: 4.06″ L x 1.38″ W x 1.14″ tall
Fitment: All HD models
Includes 2 pegs, 2 HD Male Clevis, 2 socket head cap screws

$129.95 / set
Customers can order direct from our site
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Harley-Davidson Performance Footwear

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H-D FootwearHarley-Davidson Kicks Riding Season into High Gear with Performance Footwear Ready to Ride 

In a few short months winter’s icy grip will loosen and spring riding, rallies and adventure will be on the minds of enthusiasts from coast to coast. Harley-Davidson is ready for riding season with a collection of performance-specific men’s and women’s footwear built for the open road.

Whether on the road daily or for weekend adventures, motorcycle enthusiasts have unique demands when it comes to performance footwear. Materials, durability and design are incredibly important parts of safety on the bike.

“Motorcycle riders require a higher level of protective features in their footwear to help keep them safe on the road,” said Amy Lovall, Wolverine’s product manager of the Harley-Davidson Footwear product line. “Each season we strive to create and innovate riding styles that blend performance, durability and design seamlessly. The Spring ’17 performance collection feature materials that provide enhanced durability with style elements that capture the motorcycle spirit.”

Performance standouts for spring include:

H-D Footwear

Richfield

Richfield 

Built to withstand rough roads and riders that put their boots through the paces. The men’s Richfield is crafted with full-grain waterproof leather TecTuff abrasion-resistant overlays to improve durability in high-scuff areas. A lightweight and flexible Poron XRD liner on the ankle provides extreme impact protection, going rigid on impact to help protect from impact injuries. The 8 ½ inch lace-up also features a breathable Hydro-Guard waterproof membrane liner, allowing moisture out but never in to deliver dry feet for the duration of the ride. The Richfield features a Goodyear Welt construction, lightweight durable outsole and 3M reflective material to increase visibility in low-light conditions.

H-D Footwear

Erica

 

Erica
The Erica takes style and protection to new heights this season. The six-inch lace-up boot features a three-inch heel and a fashion-forward lacing system highlighted by silver studs. Not about to sacrifice style for comfort, the boot is crafted with waterproof full-grain leather and lined with a Hydro-Guard waterproof breathable membrane, allowing water vapor out while holding the elements at bay. A locking YKK zipper on the outside of the boot allows for easy on and off while a buckle snap closure finishes this must-have spring silhouette in style.

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Mansfield

Mansfield
The Mansfield’s classic engineer silhouette is made modern with performance enhancements built for serious riders. Crafted from full-grain leather, the 9 ½ inch boot features a lightweight and flexible polyurethane midsole with rubber street side delivering excellent abrasion and oil resistance and superior slip protection. The midsole features ShockAbsorbers Twin Pad comfort technology that cushions the foot and absorbs shock with each step guaranteeing increased comfort for long days on the bike, while a YKK locking inside zipper provides ease of wear for the rider.  Read More

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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National Coalition of MotorcyclistsNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

Butch Harbaugh, Gone But Not Forgotten
It is with great sadness that we report the death of longtime Freedom Fighter, Butch Harbaugh, former Chairman of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists – Legislative Task Force (NCOM-LTF), among other positions.  Butch passed away February 7th from heart failure and cancer.

“When I began as the AIM (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) and NCOM Attorney for Oregon back in the late 1980’s, Butch was actively involved with ABATE, and with BikePAC since it was founded,” recalls Sam Hochberg, AIM Attorney Emeritus, and now Of Counsel to Christopher Slater, Oregon & Washington AIM Attorney.  “He spent many years as the lobbyist for ABATE, and was well-known, respected and liked by many in the legislature in Salem.”

A biker rights activist since the 1970s, Butch attended and helped organize many STEAM conferences and ABATE/BikePac planning retreats.  He was a regular at many ABATE runs around the state, often helping AIM Chief of Staff “Gunny”, now retired, at the AIM/NCOM tables, and was known and highly respected in the biker’s rights community nationwide.

Butch also participated in many NCOM Conventions, and in 2003 was bestowed with the Ron Roloff Lifetime Achievement Award, NCOM’s highest tribute.  This year’s 32nd Annual Convention, to be held over Mother’s Day weekend May 11-14th in Reno, Nevada at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, will be dedicated in his honor.

For the past dozen or so years, Butch lived with his loving wife Laura in Rigby, Idaho, where he enjoyed riding his Panhead and was active in the home-brewing community.  Always friendly, engaging and enthusiastic about motorcycles and biker’s rights, he will be greatly missed.

With the 32nd Annual NCOM Convention in Reno just weeks away, at this time the National Coalition of Motorcyclists is requesting that MROs, motorcycle clubs, and riding associations submit the names of those members and supporters who have died since last May, so that we may honor their memories during the traditional “Ringing of the Bell” tribute to fallen riders during the opening ceremonies.  Dedications should be e-mailed in advance to Bill Bish at NCOMBish@aol.com, or can be hand-delivered at the Convention to “Doc” Reichenbach, NCOM Chairman of the Board.

NHTSA Seeks To Curb Driver Distractions
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing new federal guidelines to provide a safety framework for developers of portable and aftermarket electronic devices to use when developing visual-manual user interfaces for their systems.  According to NHTSA and the Department of Transportation (DOT), their “Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for Portable and Aftermarket Devices” [Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0137] will “encourage innovative solutions such as pairing and Driver Mode that, when implemented, will reduce the potential for unsafe driver distraction by limiting the time a driver’s eyes are off the road, while at the same time preserving the full functionality of these devices when they are not used while driving.”

Driver distraction is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention away from the driving task to focus on another activity.  This distraction can come from electronic devices, such as texting or emailing on cell phones or smartphones, and more traditional activities such as interacting with passengers, eating, or events external to the vehicle.

The crash data indicate that visual-manual interaction (an action that requires a user to look away from the roadway and manipulate a button or interface) with portable devices, particularly cell phones, is often the main distraction for drivers involved in crashes.

In 2015, 10% of the 35,092 traffic fatalities involved one or more distracted drivers, and these distraction-affected crashes resulted in 3,477 fatalities, an 8.8% increase from the 3,197 fatalities in 2014.  Of the 5.6 million non-fatal crashes in 2014, 16% were distraction-affected crashes, and resulted in 424,000 people injured.

At any given time, an estimated 542,073 drivers are using hand-held cell phones while driving.

Currently no safety guidelines exist for portable device technologies when they are used during a driving task.

Researchers Blame “Other Drivers” For Most Motorcycle Accidents
An Australian study states “failure of other drivers to give way” as the most common factor in motorcycle accidents.  Research by Monash University in Melbourne has found that human error was the primary contributing factor for 94% of bike accidents.  “Whilst with single-bike crashes, rider error and loss of control were found to be the most common causes, for incidents involving more than one vehicle, it was found that ‘motorcycle crashes occurring in lighter traffic more likely involved an error by another driver, including such things as failure to give way’.”

The motorcycle crash research studied over two hundred and thirty accidents between January 2012 and August 2014, with nurses at the hospitals and crash scene investigators aiding with the compilation of the data.

“Whilst car drivers were responsible for the majority of accidents in less-dense traffic, it was the motorcyclist to be more likely at fault for most ‘urban’ crashes and collisions however,” Trevor Allen of the Monash University Research Centre told The Herald Sun newspaper, adding that this was most likely due to the greater frequency of danger; “Higher traffic density leads to more hazards and a higher level of difficulty for riders to move safely in and among traffic, compared with other vehicles.”

The research also found that the older the rider, the less likely it was that the rider was primarily to blame for the accident. Read More

NCOC Video Exposes National Motorcycle Profiling Epidemic

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Motorcycle Profiling EpidemicNCOC Video Exposes National Motorcycle Profiling Epidemic

David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

A video released by the National Council of Clubs (NCOC) this week makes a strong argument for laws addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling. Video footage depicts irrefutable examples of excessive force including ramming bikes with patrol cars, excessive beatings without cause, and even an example of a trooper pepper spraying a pack of passing motorcycles.

According to an NCOC spokesperson, the video “Stop Motorcycle Profiling In America” was made possible by the media department at Brent Coon and Associates, an NCOC legal consultant. BCA’s media department gathered video clips from the community nationwide and produced a video designed as a call to action targeted at legislators, and all citizens, to push for laws addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling. The NCOC writes:

“The NCOC is committed to the national effort to pass these laws at the state and federal level and encourages all motorcyclists to share and spread the video as a tool to educate legislators and fellow Americans. Motorcycle profiling deprives individuals of their basic civil liberties, exposes the state to civil liability, and represents a gross misuse of public resources.”

 

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Spectra Glo Lighting System from Harley-Davidson

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Nothing draws attention at the curb like a well-lit bike.

Make your Harley distinctive by adding a rich neon glow or a pulsating crowd pleaser with the Spectra Glo Lighting System.

The Harley-Davidson Spectra Glo Lighting System brings ultra-bright LED lighting to your ride, utilizing RGB LED technology to produce over 500 shades of brilliant color. Controllable with a waterproof handheld wireless fob, simply use one button to select one of the 7 base colors, and then dial in the shade you desire. Choose to match the color of your bike, or add a contrasting tone from the wide spectrum of colors. Once you select a color, choose between solid, flash or fade modes with a tap of the remote control. At the core of the Spectra Glo system is the Lighting Controller.

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Mama Tried – Flat Out Friday

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Flatout FridayHarley-Davidson Racing Goes Wide Open And Rolls Indoors In Milwaukee At Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday

Tune In to the Harley-Davidson Facebook Live Racing Broadcast Friday Night, February 17

Grassroots indoor motorcycle racing action returns to Milwaukee this weekend and Harley-Davidson will be live-streaming the action from Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday. Racing will take place on the concrete floor of the BMO Bradley Center arena on an oval circuit soaked with sticky Dr. Pepper syrup, and race fans can catch every lap on a Harley-Davidson Facebook Live broadcast beginning at 7 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 17.

Flatout FridayRusty Butcher (of the #HarleyHooligans) aims to defend his title in the Hooligan class while AMA 450 Pros race for more than $15,000 in prize money in the Charlotte Kainz Memorial Race. Nine other classes will also be competing: Open amateur, four stroke brakeless, youth 85, open vintage, inappropriate, women, boonies, Z125 and Bultaco.

To check out the action live and in person, purchase tickets at https://www.bmoharrisbradleycenter.com/events/detail/flat-out-friday

In addition to Friday’s races, Harley-Davidson is sponsoring a full slate of Mama Tried events in Milwaukee throughout the weekend.

  • Feb. 16: Mama Tried Bike Night at the H-D Museum
    400 W Canal St., Milwaukee
    More than 100 race bikes are expected to flood Motorcycle Plaza as Flat Out Friday racers bring their quickest machines to the Harley-Davidson Museum campus before the competition gets hot and heavy on Friday night. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant will have food and drink specials, while the Zach Pietrini band provides the soundtrack.
  • Feb. 17: Mama Tried’s Flat Out Friday
    BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N 4th St, Milwaukee
    Indoor flat track racing featuring nine classes. Doors open at 4 p.m. CST
  • Feb. 17: Mama Tried Pre-Party at the H-D Museum
    The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W Canal St., Milwaukee
    Doors Open at 9 p.m. CST
    Join Mama Tried and the Harley-Davidson Museum for the official Mama Tried Pre-Party after the Flat Out Friday races. The Pre-Party will feature a double-dose of rock from Red Light Saints, with opening set by He-Nis-Ra. Pre-Party concert tickets are $10 and are available for purchase online. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged as this event will sell out.
  • Feb. 18-19: Mama Tried Motorcycle Show
    126 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, Wis.
    Saturday, Feb. 18: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST
    Sunday, Feb. 19: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST
    The Mama Tried Motorcycle Show is an indoor invitational showcasing the best custom, homebuilt, and unusual race and street motorcycles from the Midwest and beyond. The show will feature more than 100 motorcycles from builders of all genres, including flat-trackers, hill climbers, choppers, and bobbers.

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.

Antenna Relocation Kit

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am-012nde-Glide Goodies Antenna Relocation Kit

Relocate your AM/FM antenna from your tour-pak or saddlebag location to the front of your motorcycle for a more ergonomic solution. Over the years H-D has shortened their antennas because of the survivability at the rear location on the bike. The tour-pak and saddlebag mount locations are problematic as the antennas are in the way when you walk around the bike or deal with your tour-pak or saddlebag storage. Antennas are often broken in these locations.

The AM-01 Mounting Kit relocates your antenna to the front of the bike while maintaining all the benefits of an external mast antenna. The antenna profile is within the bike’s profile and out of the way. Provides better parking foot-print. Accommodates your current stock AM/FM antenna or longer whip antennas. The kit’s antenna connector is plug-n-play with older and current Project Rushmore bikes. Fits stock 1″ or 1-1/4″handlebar. Includes adjustable-angle custom handlebar mount, antenna cable, connector adapter, antenna hole plug assemble and hardware. Finish: satin black. Antenna sold separately.

  • Ergonomic Profile
  • Improved antenna survivability
  • Improved parking foot-print
  • Plug-n-Play installation
  • Angle adjustable

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Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycles

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Excelsior-HendersonExcelsior-Henderson Motorcycles on the Comeback Trail?

A press release crossed our desk this morning announcing that the investment banking firm of Aaron, Bell International has been retained as the exclusive agent for Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycles seeking a “strategic relationship for the reintroduction of the brand to the marketplace.”

“We look forward to working with Excelsior-Henderson during this exciting time in America, with the resurgence of manufacturing pride and interest in motorsports,” states Ralph Bellizzi, founder and president of Aaron, Bell International.

EH_LogoThe convergence of several market factors has created a unique opportunity to reignite the heritage-rich Excelsior-Henderson brand. Recent motorsports industry reconfiguration, with Polaris Industries ending production of Victory Motorcycles to focus on its historic Indian Motorcycles, and Arctic Cat’s sale to Textron, combined with the strength of American motorcycle manufacturing and sales worldwide, make the market ripe for the reemergence of the venerable “E-H” marque.

Excelsior-Henderson’s deep, rich heritage is what elevates this opportunity well beyond the ordinary. As one of the original “Big 3” OEM motorcycle manufacturers along with Harley-Davidson and Indian during the early decades of motorcycling, Excelsior-Henderson’s heritage includes owners Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh, and a long list of ‘firsts,’ being the first motorcycle to circumnavigate the world and officially ‘clocked’ at over 100 mph, to engineering and design innovations until ceasing production by owner Ignatz Schwinn of Chicago during the Great Depression.

In the 1990s, that engineering and design legacy was painstakingly carried forward with the rebirth of the brand and the development of a proprietary, new Super X motorcycle by the Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Manufacturing Company. The company produced nearly 2000 motorcycles featuring dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, closed-loop fuel injection, integrated cassette transmissions, anti-dive suspensions, and more. Owners of the motorcycles today are just as fervent about the brand as the day they rode them off dealers’ lots.

Despite discontinuing production in late 1999, the business opportunity remains relatively turn-key due to its intellectual property and intensely-loyal, active customer base.

Bellizzi said it’s impossible to overstate the unique opportunity this presents. “An offering like this is extremely rare. An entrepreneur or investor can essentially pick up where the previous company left off, bypass the most difficult barriers to entry, and build upon the established success of this heritage-rich brand in a highly lucrative industry. It’s literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The Excelsior-Henderson website has not been updated for sometime, but here is a link

Sons Of Speed Inaugural Race

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Sons Of Speed Inaugural RaceTwenty Daring Motorcyclists to Put Everything on the Line at Sons Of Speed Inaugural Race 

SOS Debut Race Set For Daytona Bike Week 2017—Tickets Now on Sale, Selling Fast

Tickets are on sale for the Sons of Speed inaugural race, set for March of this year during world-famous Daytona Bike Week. The SOS debut race features twenty daredevil motorcycle racers and will run Saturday, March 18, 2017, at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida. The Grand Prize is a brand new shovelhead motor donated by S&S Cycle.

“There has been so much enthusiasm from fans and potential participants since we first announced the concept,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and founder of Sons of Speed. “Now the date’s set, tickets are selling fast, we have a full slate of riders and we can’t wait for March.”

Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race hearkens back to a stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Held at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, banked racetrack, the inaugural race will feature twenty riders in several different heats, and winners of the heats will advance to a championship round. Each racer will sit astride identical hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1,000cc American V-Twin engines, and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs and fuel/oil tanks.Sons Of Speed Inaugural Race

People all over the world are calling it THE vintage race event for this year’s Daytona Bike Week. Patrons have three pre-sale ticket options:

  1. Special Early Bird–rate presale pricing for single-day tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for kids until March 18—these tickets get you in the gate JUST on the 15th  (single-day tickets at the gate, if any are left, will be $20 per-person)
  2. $50 presale gets you VIP access and choice seating, allowing you to watch the practice session on the 17th and attend the race on the 18th (also includes a signed lanyard)
  3. $250 presale gets you all the VIP perks (VIP access, choice seating for practice session and race, signed lanyard), plus a 1-hour group tour of Billy’s shop

Check out the Sons of Speed Facebook Event Page for updates and breaking news.

The twenty racers are: Billy (1912 Flying Merkel) and Warren (1920 Indian Powerplus) Lane; Rick Petko (1919 Indian Powerplus); Shelly Rossmeyer-Pepe (1915 Harley); Rick Marshall (1924 Harley); Matt Walksler (1921 Harley); Brittney Olsen (1923 Harley); Xavier Muriel (1913 P.E.M.); Matt Olsen (19?? Harley); Rhett Rotten (1916 Harley); Derrick Ames (1919 Harley); Bill Rodencal (1915 Harley); Brook James (19?? Harley); Paul Cox (1917 Indian Powerplus); Dan Toce (1914 Indian); Buzz Kanter (1915 Harley); Jim Wall (1928 Indian); Matt Harris (1924 Harley); Mel Stutz (1919 Harley); and Bruce Kannry (1912 Indian).

About Sons Of Speed

Sons Of Speed is a motorcycle race inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racing. Featuring stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, Sons Of Speed hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing. The inaugural Sons Of Speed race will take place in Florida at New Smyrna Speedway during Daytona Bike Week in March 2017. Co-founded by veteran motorcycle bike builder Billy Lane, the first Sons Of Speed race will feature twenty riders, builders, and enthusiasts, including Buzz Kanter (publisher, American Iron Magazine), Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson), vintage racer Brittney Olsen, Warren and Billy Lane, Rick Petko (of American Chopper fame and master mechanic at Orange County Choppers) and Matt Walksler (motorcyclist and Associate Director of Wheels Through Time). For more information on the debut race and to buy tickets, check out the Facebook event page.

It’s Good To Be King

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Harley-Davidson Road King Special

Harley-Davidson Road King Special

Harley-Davidson Road King Special Delivers All-New Style And Attitude Powered By The Milwaukee-Eight Engine

Swapping chrome for black and powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, the new Road King Special motorcycle pushes Harley-Davidson’s touring line in a dramatic new styling direction, expressing a contemporary perspective on the classic Road King model.

“The Road King Special pounds down the boulevard like a gleaming locomotive rolling through a train yard at midnight,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Design. “The Road King has always reflected the purity of the Harley-Davidson FL riding experience. By exchanging chrome surfaces for black and lowering the bike’s profile, we’ve moved the traditional Road King into a new space that’s very current in the custom bagger scene.”

A dark front end topped by a massive gloss-black headlamp nacelle is the signature styling element of the Road King Special. A new 9-inch-tall, 1.25-inch-diameter mini-ape handlebar puts the rider in an aggressive posture on the bike that’s also comfortable for long runs on the open road.

Harley-Davidson Road King Special

Harley-Davidson Road King Special

“Chrome was retained only on some key engine components,” said Harley-Davidson Designer- Stylist Dais Nagao. “The lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes and tappet blocks are finished with chrome to emphasize the V-Twin shape of the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. We added a new engine-turned air cleaner insert, a finish that’s also featured on the tank console.”

The Road King Special’s engine guard, handlebar and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields also feature black surfaces. New gloss black turbine cast-aluminum wheels include a 19-inch front wheel topped by a low-profile fender. At the rear, stretched saddlebags flow over the mufflers to provide a slammed-to-the-ground appearance without reducing suspension travel. A rear fascia panel fills the space between the saddlebags and rear fender, and a low-mount license plate module completes the tight, low lines of the rear end.

Comfort, control and performance are enhanced by the all-new front and rear suspension components featured on all 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring model motorcycles. New hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15 percent more pre-load adjustment than previous low-profile touring shocks. The front suspension features new double-bending valve suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight. Reflex linked brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are standard equipment on the Road King Special. Read More

Hogtunes Handlebar Audio Kit

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Universal Handlebar Audio KitHogtunes Universal Handlebar Audio Kit

Taking your music on the go just got a whole lot easier with the Universal Handlebar Audio Kit from Hogtunes. This audio kit features a handlebar-mounted 50-watt amplifier with a built-in Bluetooth receiver/controller and two custom speaker pods. The controller has a high-level output for added amplification, with an additional wired auxiliary input for GPS, satellite radio and other audio units. The dual 2” speaker design helps keep the speakers on the handlebars from being too big and obstructive to operation. The included components are easily adaptable for custom installation. The suggested retail price is $429.95.

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The Passing of Rick Whitehead

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RickThe Passing of Rick Whitehead

Custom Cycle Engineering

A couple of weeks ago we received a note from Kristine Grandlund of Custom Cycle Engineering

It was titled, “Our Dear Friend,” and it simply said, “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Rick has passed away. It’s been very difficult for us all. He hasn’t been well for some time.  As of now, his Brother has stepped in and is trying to manage things.”

We have known Rick for many years. Custom Cycle Engineering has been a consistent advertiser in Easyriders, and has exhibited their innovative products at the V-Twin Expo for years. We have featured many of their products in the pages of our magazines. 

Joel Felty, of Headwinds, a friend and admirer of Rick, penned this note to us, and asked us to publish it in his memory. 

“We‘re saddened by the passing of our friend Rick Whitehead of Custom Cycle Engineering (CCE).

“After attending Chico State Business College he joined his father’s company DEW (Donald Edward Whitehead) Manufacturing in 1979.

“Custom Cycle Engineering began making motorcycle parts in the 60’s. In the early 80’s DEW and CCE came together and started developed and manufactured such parts as the temperature gauge dipstick (Baja Products), steel triple trees, spool hubs, close ratio gear sets, intake manifolds, and more. They supplied parts for catalog companies such as Drag Specialties, Custom Cycle Delight, Motorcycle Goodies. The company was passed over to the brothers Rick & Jim Whitehead in the 90’s.

“Rick ran CCE until his passing, Jim will keep it going. He is survived by wife Sandy, daughter Heather and three grandchildren.

“A celebration will be held Sunday, February 12th from 12pm – 3pm at Custom Cycle Engineering1970 Peacock Blvd. Oceanside, CA 92056.”

Our hearts go out to the Rick’s family, and the crew at Custom Cycle Engineering. 

Check out Rick Whitehead’s legacy of innovation at Custom Cycle Engineering

—Kit Maira

Easyriders Custom Motorcycle Show Rolls Into Columbus, Ohio

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Bike Show TourEasyriders Custom Motorcycle Show Rolls Into Columbus, Ohio

Next Stop on the Easyriders 2017 Bike Show Tour

Easyriders Events proudly announces the Easyriders 2017 Bike Show Tour’s last stop at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, located at 400 North High St. in Columbus, Ohio, on February 11 & 12, 2017.

This two day show will be held on Saturday from 10:00a.m. until 7:00p.m. and Sunday from 10:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. All Tickets for the show will be sold at the door. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event showcasing the newest innovations in custom motorcycle builds mixed with antique, old school and specialty builds.

Bike Show TourThe tour is the most anticipated custom motorcycle show circuit of its kind in the country, uniquely offering local “backyard” builders a forum to compete and show their works of motorized art side-by-side with some of the biggest names in the custom motorcycle world. Basic bike show competition entry is free of charge and all bikes are voted on by the attending public as well as judged by Editors of Easyriders, V-Twin and Road Iron magazines, who will be scouting for bikes and builders to feature.

Bike Show TourMeet Jason Wilson, founder of the Douche LaRouche Chopper Club and Sacred Steel, featured on the Discovery Channel’s new TV series Sacred Steel Bikes. Jason’s unique choppers are a tribute to the old school custom bikes of the 1960’s and ’70’s. Come check out these ground-up custom creations that will be on display at the shows.

Meet Michael Ballard, owner of the world’s largest biker bar, The Full Throttle Saloon. Check out the Full Throttle Saloon semi, and get your authentic FTS merchandise. “I’m excited to be a part of Easyriders Events and to meet the fans of Full Throttle Saloon” – Michael Ballard

Bike Show TourOther guest appearances include Paul Yaffe, founder of Bagger Nation and ranked as one of the true master builders in the motorcycle industry. See his amazing custom baggers, parts and accessories at our bike shows.

NTC Drift Trikes, one of the most popular features at the Easyriders Rodeo this past summer, will be onsite showing off one-of-a-kind trikes and demonstrating their drifting capabilities every hour.

As featured on America’s Got Talent, Country Music Television’s, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out and a laundry list of popular country music videos, the Purrfect Angelz will be showing off their choreographed dance performances live on the main stage and offering attendees photo opportunities. The founder of the Purrfect Angelz, Lisa Ligon, will be celebrating 15 years with Easyriders Events and has been named the master of ceremonies for the 2017 tour.

Bike Show TourJust added, The Fryed Brothers Band will be rocking’ the house!

The bike show competition is open to the public, and it’s free to enter your motorcycle when you sign up for a basic 5’x10’ bike display space. Entries can be made all the way up until the day of show! Applications to enter YOUR bike in the competition can be found at www.easyridersevents.com.

Easyriders Events is a division of Paisano Publications, LLC., a California corporation that publishes Easyriders, V-Twin and other related publications for the motorcycle enthusiast.

Feds Move Forward with Motorcyclist Advisory Council

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MRF-MACFeds Move Forward with Motorcyclist Advisory Council

Motorcyclists Severely Underrepresented

Washington, DC—Motorcyclists across the country were discouraged to find out that the Federal Highway Administration will only require one motorcyclist to serve on an Advisory Council supposedly dedicated to representing those who ride. The Motorcyclist Advisory Council, a newly reestablished group, is supposed to serve and advise the Federal Highway Administration on issues critical to motorcyclists across the nation. By design, the “MAC” would allow motorcyclists the opportunity to discuss how they are affected by roadway design, barriers, construction, and the emergence of intelligent transportation systems like driver-less vehicles. However, according to a notice in the Federal Register, the Council is instead requiring participants with safety and engineering backgrounds and only indicating room for one representative from the motorcycling community.

The MAC of the Past

The original Motorcyclist Advisory Council was established in a 2005 highway bill. The 2005 law called for the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration to have a dialogue with the motorcycle community on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists. The Council had 10 members consisting of representatives from the motorcycling community as well as individuals with professional expertise in national motorcyclist safety. According to the 2005 law, four of the ten council members were to include members of the motorcycling community from various state and federal motorcycle associations. The other 6 members would serve to provide the necessary technical expertise related to roadway design, safety and other issues.

However, in 2009 the highway bill expired and along with it, so did the Council. Motorcyclists were disheartened – the MAC was the only official forum they had to express to authorities at the Department of Transportation the issues they faced on the road. That’s why when the Council was reestablished in 2016, it was viewed as a positive development to once again open a dialogue between government officials and motorcyclists across the nation.

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Visit the Motorcycle Riders Foundation website for information.

LED Fairing Trim by Custom Dynamics

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BFT-RUNLED Fairing Trim by Custom Dynamics

Press Release: Light up your Batwing Fairing with our new LED Fairing Trim.  With a choice of Chrome or Gloss Black Finish, our LED Fairing Trim offers both White DRL Running Lights along with full contrast Amber Turn Signals and Smoked lens; a perfect match to our other Amber/White LED products!  The LED Fairing Trim mounts directly to stock Batwing fairings, offers a plug and play installation and is backed by the Custom Dynamics Lifetime Warranty Against LED Failure!  $199.95/pair

Custom Dynamics 
1-800-382-1388,
www.customdynamics.com

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BAGZ1BAGZ Saddlebag LEDs 

Increase your visibility and safety on the road with Custom Dynamics new Saddlebag Lights for H-D (OEM) Saddle Bags.  Available in Chrome or Gloss Black Finish with either a Red or Smoke lens; each unit offers 86 Super Bright Dual Intensity Red LEDs – sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons!  With a plug and play installation, the BAGZ will operate as run/brake on Pre ’14 models (run/brake/turn with SMART Triple Play installed), and run/brake/turn on ‘14 and newer models (except Road King; SMART Triple Play Required).  Includes Lifetime Warranty Against LED Failure.  $199.95/Pair

univbagUniversal Bag/Filler Panel LED Light Bars 

Custom Dynamics Universal Bag/Filler Panel LED Light Bars offer a custom application, working best as additional lighting on saddle bags or filler panels!  Available in Black Anodized or Chrome Billet Aluminum Housing, with either a Red or Smoke Lens, the LED Light Bars offer a 3-Wire (low, high, ground) System, so multi-function installations are possible.  Each unit contains 40 Red TruFLEX II LEDs, which have outputs between 4000-5000 mcd, making them approximately 4X brighter than standard LEDs! Complete with a Lifetime Warranty Against LED Failure, the Universal Bag/Filler Panel LED Light Bars will surely light up your ride! $199.95/pair

Klock Werks: The Ultimate Buzz-Kill

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acoustic control Klock Werks And Dynamat Offer Up The Ultimate “Buzz-Kill”

Press Release: The Klock Werks Krew, in partnership with the industry-leading premium acoustic control brand Dynamat, introduce a custom audio accessory kit for Harley-Davidson models. Riders around the world love the iconic engine and exhaust sounds of their Harley Davidson motorcycles, but distracting fairing rattles and muddled stereo systems are a drag. The all-new Klock Werks Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kit is an easy to install custom cut kit that will vastly improve the quality of any stereo system.

The Klock Werks Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kit reduces vibrations, providing louder and clearer audio output from your speakers. The kit will give you tighter bass response, more pronounced mid-range tone and an obvious improvement in your sound system.

acoustic control “Ask the marketing department the difference it makes,” Brian Klock, President and Visionary of Klock Werks said. “Their office is adjacent to R&D. Before the Dynamat was installed, the AC/DC song the tech was playing on the stock system was fuzzy. After installation, the ladies in the office said they could make out the words of the song, and that kind of change in clarity from a stock radio can be heard, even through wall. ”

All fairing kits are custom cut, resulting in no waste and no guesswork, making them an ideal accessory for any custom builder or owner upgrading his own stereo. There is no mystery behind how much product you will need, where you should put it, or how much it will cost. Installation is quick and easy! You simply open the package, peel, stick and you’re done!

acoustic control The Butyl-based Dynamat Extreme applies easily to the inner contours of the fairing, and when paired with the additional benefits of Dynaliner, builders will improve even a stock sound system on any motorcycle.

“Whether you have a stock stereo or upgrades to your audio system, this sound control kit is going to improve your output,” Jennifer Bainbridge, Lead R&D Tech said. “It absorbs vibrations, concentrates the sounds, provides dampening for the radio components, and prevents echo through the fairing. 

acoustic control The Klock Werks Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kits are available starting at $189.95 for FLHT (‘96-’13 & 2014+) and $239.95 for FLTR (‘98-’13 & 2015+). They arrive pre-cut with instructions for application and take only a few minutes to install. Even though a rider can’t see the Dynamat products once the bike is buttoned up, they will hear and appreciate the difference. Available at GetKlocked.com and authorized Drag Specialties dealers worldwide.

About Klock Werks

Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a globally recognized Brand. Achieving status as “Air Management Experts”, Klock Werks credits this to the success of the original, patented, Flare™ Windshield. Also supplying fenders, handlebars, and other motorcycle parts, Klock Werks proudly leads the industry through innovation in design and quality of materials and fitment. Team Klock Werks has been successful for years designing parts, creating custom motorcycles, and setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. You will find motorcycles, family, and faith at the core of Klock Werks, along with a commitment to caring for the needs of enthusiasts around the world who enjoy their products.

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Project Chieftain Build A Legend

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Build A LegendProject Chieftain – Build A Legend

Press Release: Over the past four months, Indian Motorcycle dealers across North America have been meticulously working to build the world’s most legendary custom Chieftain yet. Determined by your votes, three winners will be announced at Daytona Bike Week 2017. Vote now and you are entered to win a 2017 Indian Chieftain of your own.

Indian Motorcycle has announced its latest in dealer customization contests, Project Chieftain. Customized by the dealership’s internal team, 10 Indian dealerships created the most badass Chieftain bagger they could imagine. Indian has put these bikes up for a vote HERE. The top three bikes will be unveiled at an Indian VIP party in Daytona Beach during Daytona Bike Week in March.

Every voter will be entered to win a new 2017 Chieftain. Each daily vote is equal to an entry in the sweepstakes. Voters can vote daily to increase sweepstakes entries and chances to win.

American Proud – Coastal Indian Motorcycle
Our Custom Chieftain will mesh history with the present. First, we want to honor the American men and women that created Indian back in 1901 while recognizing the awesome team that brought it back to us. Another Special Thanks to all the Service men and women that make what we do possible. This bike is designed to Honor or our past and our future….AMERICA PROUD..

Arizona Sunset – Indian Motorcycle Peoria
26″ custom front wheel matching rear. The air ride system allows the rider style and looks. Duel exhaust, Stage 2 Indian Pipes, custom tips, with the Indian cam system for the performance needed. Blended with the stretched bags, side body panels, and custom front fairing, this bike has been designed around the Ride Command system. Enjoy this Chieftain as much as we enjoyed building it. Help from our friends at: AZZKIKR Len, Hoagie, and Darwin.

Barnstorm Chieftain – Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts
Our goal was to elevate the aspects of the Chieftain performance platform. Because this particular model was already well known for its handling and ergonomics, the challenge was exciting and interesting. Increasing power output with the Indian Motorcycle performance cams, intake and a handmade stainless exhaust was a key step. This, paired with aggressive styling, stunt-inspired bars and controls, bring the bike to an unprecedented level of comfort, ability & aesthetics.

Classic Elegance – Head Indian Motorcycle
This beautiful bike evokes the feelings of days gone by, living up to its name “Classic Elegance”. The mystic and golden brown paint scheme along with cream accents and rich leather creates a striking visual and almost tactile image. We didn’t forget the legendary chrome. With 17 factory accessories, 22 Indian engravings and emblems it’s impossible to confuse this bike’s classic linage. Custom bags, tank and the striking 26″ billet spoke wheel complete the transformation of this legendary bike.

Tequila Sunset – Indian Motorcycle of Hollister
This bike features a 23″ custom front wheel, stretched front fender, raked triple trees, custom gold metallic paint, custom made side covers, custom made air cleaner, and frenched in turn signals in the saddle bags.

Old School Cool with Modern Technology

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Classic Thunder ColorsClassic Thunder Braided Cloth Spark Plug Wires Old School Cool with Modern Technology

7mm Black Silicone with Synthetic Jacketing resists heat, oil, and abrasion. A combination Kevlar Helically Spiral Wound Core at 350 ohm per foot resistance delivers greater spark energy, while improving power, idle, and fuel efficiency. Matching Black Silicone Boots protects against high exhaust temperatures. Double Spring Locking Terminals for secure-vibration proof connections. Cloth Jacket is rated at 450 degrees F. These wires will work on all Harley-Davidsons with point or electronic ignitions. Custom fit and Universal sets available.

Colors:

  • Orange with Black Tracer

  • Yellow with Black & Red Tracer

  • Black with Blue Tracer

  • Red with Black Tracer

  • Gray with Brown Tracer.

100% Made in U.S.A. $39.95

Sumax
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New Bolt On 4-inch Big Bore Sidewinder Kit

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New Bolt On 4-inch Big Bore Sidewinder Kit

S&S 4-inch big bore Sidewinder kit is available now! No machining, no rebalancing, just bolt in pistons and cylinders in place of the stockers. 1999-2006 Twin Cam 88® engines roll up to 100ci, and 2007-later (except 2017 touring models) become 110ci monsters! No machining necessary and install can be done with engine still in the bike. Kit works well with stock cylinder heads, or let S&S CNC port those heads for even more power.

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S&S 4-inch bore kits are available in color matched silver or wrinkle-black powder coat finish. The 10.5:1 compression makes for a very streetable and dependable engine that also responds well to performance cams.

As always, S&S Proven Performance products…Made In The USA!
For more information see your local dealer or click here 

Aeromach Shipping New Solo Rack for Victory Octane

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CV-4010Aeromach Shipping New Solo Rack for Victory Octane

Aeromach USA, a motorcycle parts manufacturer located in Charlotte, N.C., is now shipping its Tribal Solo Rack for 2017 Victory Octane motorcycles.  The rack is made of ¼-inch laser-cut aluminum with steel mounting bracket. The rack is finished in flat black powder coating. All stainless steel mounting hardware is included.

“The demand for Octane parts is growing and our solo rack is one of the first parts we will be developing for this exciting new motorcycle,” says Paul Aiken, owner of Aeromach.

Retail price is $125.99 and it can be ordered at many dealers, online at www.aeromachmfg.com, or by calling 800-990-9392. Read More

Wearing a Bandana Could Get You Arrested?

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bikers-arrested-for-wearing-bandannas-featured-image-620x350Bikers Arrested for Wearing Bandanas

By David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

Louisiana motorcyclists in the Bossier/Shreveport area may be experiencing a mechanism of profiling that many are unaware of. It has been reported to the MPP that 17 motorcyclists in the area have recently been arrested for wearing bandanas, scarves, and even a bubble shield while riding because it conceals their identities in public. Local law enforcement contends that covering your face in public is a violation of Louisiana’s anti-mask law, LSA-R.S. 14:313, which carries a 6 month to 3 year term of imprisonment. Although every incident has not been confirmed, the MPP spoke to one motorcyclist directly and confirmed that he was arrested for concealing his identity on November 8, 2016.

The law used to justify targeting motorcyclists for wearing masks in Louisiana exists elsewhere. At least 15 states have what experts call “general anti-mask laws” that could be applied to motorcyclists. Applying anti-masking laws to motorcyclists covering their heads and faces with protective gear is an abuse of statute and demonstrative of motorcycle profiling. An exemption for public safety ought to be obvious.

 Motorcyclist Arrested For Concealing Identity

While visiting Louisiana to attend and speak at a state Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting in Alexandria, the MPP became aware of the alleged arrests for concealing identities in public. The MPP spoke to a member of a motorcycle club in the Bossier/Shreveport area that was able to confirm the validity of the rumors.

Although a traffic pretext was used to justify the stop, the MPP evaluated his citation and he was indeed arrested for concealing his identity, an alleged violation of state code LSA-R.S. 14:313.  This individual  was on his way to vote in the 2016 National Election. He was denied this opportunity. He was forced to pay a bond in order to obtain his release and as of this writing the issue has not yet been resolved.

(Notably, this same individual has been experiencing a pattern of harassment while riding his motorcycle. 9 days after the mask arrest he was again stopped and harassed for a series of pre-textual infractions preceding more questions about his club affiliations.)

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S&S Cycle New Black Edition Engines and Dyna fitments!

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Blk3 (2)S&S Cycle New Black Edition Engines and Dyna fitments!

Press Release: Replace your old stock powerplant with a new dark heart that is all business. S&S Black Edition engines feature a gloss black finish and are now available in Dyna fitments with our Dyna install kit.. Engines are available for most 1984-2017 Harley-Davidson big twins in V111, V124 , T111, T124 and 143 cubic inch displacements .

See your local dealer for more info or click here for the engines: www.sscycle.com/black-edition-engines

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For Dyna engines/install kits click here: www.sscycle.com/t-series-installation-for-2006-2017-dyna/

JIMS Tools for Indian Motorcycles

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JIMS has released three new tools for Indian Motorcycles.

group-image-5800,5801,5803JIMS No. 5800 Flywheel Puller has improved thread engagement over the OEM tool, so there is less chance of rotor damage on 2015-present Indian Scout models. It has a suggested retail price of $76.00.

JIMS No. 5801 Water Pump Seal(s) Installer for 2015-present Indian Scout is two sided, so it also installs the oil seal beneath the water pump seal. You get two tools for the price of one at $79.50 MSRP.

Finally, JIMS No. 5803 Hub Protector prevents wheel damage when removing wheel bearings with JIMS or OEM wheel bearing tools. The hub protector retails for $48.00, works on all Indian models, and any other wheels with insufficient hub surface area for the wheel bearing tool to pull against. JIMS is continually designing and improving tools for American motorcycles. As always, JIMS tools are guaranteed for life and made in the USA. In addition, these Indian tools work on 2017 Victory Octane models. For more info, contact sales@jimsusa.com, visit us on the web at www.jimsusa.com, or call sales at (805) 482-6913.

Winter Power Package 

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silver-winter-power-pack2-fbWe Have New 4” Bore, Bolt On Big Bore Kits!

Press release: For a limited time only, save over $400 on the ultimate performance package. S&S introduces the NEW Winter Power Package designed to transform your big twin into the monster it was meant to be! Bump 1999-’06 engines from 88ci to 100ci and 2007-’17 engines from 96ci or 103ci to 110ci with the new S&S 4″ big bore kit. The kit also includes matched cams, cam plate, oil pump and everything else a high performance big inch engine needs to reliably make serious power. With winter only pricing of $2450, you can save over $400! Good only from today through Feb 28th, so get yours now! Order from your favorite dealer or get more info here: https://www.sscycle.com/feature/winter-power-package

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Is Law Enforcement Training To Terminate Bikers? UPDATED!

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update-baker-targetslaw-enforcement-training-terminate-bikers-featured-image-v2-620x350Is Law Enforcement Training To Terminate Bikers?

By David Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

Many people interested in target shooting are familiar with practice targets. Many times these targets are silhouettes of human beings. Nothing descriptive, just a neutral target. Then there are practice targets that more graphically depict people. Beyond neutral practice targets, these targets depict stereotypical images of terrorists, bank robbers, and armed criminals with a hostage. It’s impossible to defend the actions or goals of any of these types of people so vilifying their images receives little objection.

But what about law enforcement practice targets that depict motorcyclists as a caricature of criminality? If motorcyclists wearing helmets and leather jackets are depicted pointing a gun as if they are a threat during training, doesn’t it make sense that this would eventually create the same instinctual threat assessment when they see a biker in the field? Do these targets encourage and reinforce discrimination and profiling against bikers, or worse?

It only makes sense that biker practice targets reinforce a discriminatory mindset that has persisted for decades. But what do the experts or studies say? Experts and university studies both say the instinct to shoot is intimately tied to the visual depiction of the target. And subject matter experts agree that biker shooting targets are dangerous, and all use of such targets should completely cease. Read More