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

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

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

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JIMS Castlenut Socket for Softail Inverted Forks

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JIMS Castlenut Socket for Softail Inverted Forks

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

Volbeat Seals the Deal with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

By | Events

Volbeat Seals the Deal with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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

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

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

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

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

The 2019 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Sunday, Aug. 4           Godsmack

American Flat Track Grand National Championship Races+

Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

Collective Soul

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Friday, Aug. 9             Volbeat

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

Reverend Horton Heat

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

Fans can expect more band and pass announcements for 2019 in the coming weeks. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information, full festival, multi-day and specially priced day passes are available at BuffaloChip.com

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts and races are free with camping. The Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. Numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard

By | New Product News

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judge Carter Says Government Can’t Seize Mongols MC Patch

By | Biker's Rights

Judge Carter Says Government Can’t Seize Mongols MC Patch

By David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Star brite Salt Off and Corrosion Blocker

By | New Product News

Star brite Salt Off and Corrosion Blocker:

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

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

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

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

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

NCOM Convention In Orlando Welcomes Riders Nationwide

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Convention In Orlando Welcomes Riders Nationwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited-Edition 2019 Roadmaster Elite 

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Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited-Edition 2019 Roadmaster Elite 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JIMS Engine Stand for Milwaukee-Eight Softail 

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JIMS Engine Stand for Milwaukee-Eight Softail 

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

Harley-Davidson FXRG Spring 2019 Collection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harley-Davidson FXRG Spring 2019 Collection 

Men’s:

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

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

Women’s:

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

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