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There’s An App For That!

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An App ForHarley OEM Part Stream

There’s an app for that!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

—Tripper

Moto Beach Classic

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

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

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

Brooklyn Invitational – Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series

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17_0909_IndianCustoms_BrandAmp_BKInvite_443Brooklyn Invitational

Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series

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

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

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

Kuryakyn Luggage Tie-Down Anchors For H-D Models

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Kuryakyn Luggage Tie-Down Anchors For H-D Models

Tie-Down Anchors

Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor

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

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

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

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

Indian Motorcycle Racing

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

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

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

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

Indian Motorcycle Racing

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

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

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

Indian Motorcycle Racing

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

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

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

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

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Twin Dash Pouch For Indian Roadmaster

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Dash PouchTwin Dash Pouch For Indian Roadmaster

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

Twin Dash Pouch for Indian Roadmaster and Chieftain 2014 – Newer

 

 

 

Dash Pouch

Black Part # V30-206BK MSRP $49.95

Dash Pouch

Desert Tan Part # V30-206D MSRP $49.95

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Indian Motorcycle Racing Secures 6th Podium Sweep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RSD Super Hooligan Night At Costa Mesa Speedway

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Super HooliganRSD Super Hooligan Night At Costa Mesa Speedway

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

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

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

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SHNC Contingencies & Prizes

Indian Motorcycle

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

*Winner must be present at final round

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

Dunlop Tires

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

Bell Helmets

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

K&N Engineering

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

MOTUL

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

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

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

By Staci Wilt
For Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

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

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

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

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Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner

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Patricia Thurston

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover, Brought To You by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance Announces 2017 Winner!

Garage-Girls and Allstate Motorcycle Insurance are proud to announce this year’s Ultimate Biker Makeover winner; Patricia Thurston!  Patricia was selected among over 61 entries to this years contest.

Contestants (Girls and Guys) were asked to submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo. Deadline for entries was July 7th, 2017. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges had to make the tough decision of who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover.   Patricia 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, Motorcycle Helmet, Jacket AND Gloves by Indian Motorcycle, A Valerie bag by Motochic, A carb rebuild kit and more from S&S Cycle, A Navbag, tacker sign and apparel from Klock Werks, A momentum Vagabond bag by Kuryakyn, exhaust heat wrap by DEI, a batwing fairing and windshield from Memphis Shades, and MUCH MORE!!

To say Patricia was stunned would absolutely be an understatement, “I didn’t see my email till 4 days after the announcement, and I am humbled and so honored. Crying like sissy girl in fact, I so needed this.  You have no idea how this will help my dream of getting my motorcycle back on the road.”  -Patricia Thurston.

Garage-Girls2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover and the girls are already hard at work planning the big celebration!  Stay tuned for more info to come.

“There is nothing better in this world than being able to help out a fellow rider, we love to support bigger organizations, but getting to experience the impact on a personal level, that is priceless.  Of course our sponsors are the ones we need to thank, they make this happen with their genuine hearts and compassion.  Thank you to Allstate Motorcycle they are truly doing all they can to #keepridersriding” –Sara Liberte, owner of Garage-Girls.

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

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