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EagleRider Introduces Private Group Travel

By | General News

EagleRider Introduces Private Group Travel

EagleRider, the world’s largest motorcycle rental and travel company, the world’s largest motorcycle rental and travel company, has introduced the newest product – Private Group Travel – to an already impressive portfolio of motorcycle travel options. Groups of four or more will now be able to book their trips together by choosing flexible departure dates in addition to enhanced savings and support packages that include a support van with multilingual driver.

The support van has room for all the group’s luggage and seats for anyone who wants to take a break from all the riding excitement. The multilingual driver will speak in the riders native language and provide knowledge of the amazing things riders will see along the way.

The groups will enjoy the new 2019 model motorcycle rentals, motorcycle friendly hotels and the EagleRider support package which is included on all Private Group Travel. The support package will also be available for other travel products, such as bike+hotel and self-guided tours.

“We’ve always been advocates for riders from all corners of the world to come and see America on two wheels. Private Group Travel is another way we’re enhancing the flexibility of our travel options and giving riders a more convenient way to book together,” says Chris McIntyre, CEO, and co-founder of EagleRider.

Private Group Travel is just another way EagleRider will help travelers explore America and get the experience of a lifetime.

For more information on Private Group Travel, visit https://www.eaglerider.com/motorcycle-groups.

About EagleRider

Pioneering the motorcycle rental concept in 1992, EagleRider has since grown to become a motorcycle experience industry leader, fulfilling dreams of thousands of motorcyclists worldwide. EagleRider’s vast network of locations allows the company to offer a variety of motorcycle travel options and a Club EagleRider membership program – the first of its kind in the motorcycle industry. With EagleRider, motorcyclists have the option to select from the world’s largest fleet of Harley-Davidson® and other premium motorcycle brands . EagleRider has grown from four bikes in a home garage to a global company with thousands of motorcycles for rent, hundreds of tour options (guided, self-drive or custom) and exclusive apparel lines. For more information, visit www.eaglerider.com.

Courts Rule Sturgis Trademarks Are Not Owned By Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Incorporated

By | General News

Courts Rule Sturgis Trademarks Are Not Owned By Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Incorporated

Who owns the rights to “Sturgis”? After more than a decade of battling, there is finally a firm answer to this question—we all own it because it is in the public domain. This means that any business planning to use the words “Sturgis,” “Sturgis Rally & Races” or “Sturgis Motorcycle Rally” may do so without any fear of getting themselves into legal hot water.

The ruling by the US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has brought major vindication to Rushmore Photo & Gifts (RPG) and the Niemann family who have been fighting hard to defend this stance against Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRI).

Rushmore Photo & Gifts, Inc., owned by the Niemanns, had long produced souvenir items containing the words “Sturgis,” “Sturgis Rally & Races” and “Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.” They had always known these terms were public domain, and they never strayed from that belief, even after SMRI registered the mark “Sturgis” (long after it had been used by others in public domain), began a licensing program for its use and slapped RPG with a trademark infringement lawsuit.

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

Federal Anti-Profiling Resolution Introduced In U.S. House
Last December, the United States Senate passed a nonbinding resolution by unanimous consent calling for an end to the discriminatory profiling of motorcyclists by law enforcement, and now the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced an identical bipartisan measure in the 116th Congress, H.Res.255; “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling.”

Sponsored by Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI), the anti-profiling resolution was introduced in the House on March 26 to thwart ”the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the Constitution of the United States,” as profiling is defined in the resolution’s text.

“Michigan has a strong and vibrant riding community, myself included, that use motorcycles as a source of recreation and transportation,” Walberg said in a statement. “Making sure riders are free from profiling coincides with motorcyclists’ appreciation for our law enforcement community. I’m proud to work with Rep. Burgess on this effort to foster a greater understanding of the issue of motorcycle profiling and ensure our roads and highways are safe for all to enjoy.”

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is one of three original cosponsors, among 12 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, and said that with Texas being home to thousands of motorcyclists, he is committed to advocating for riders both on and off the road.

Walberg and Burgess are also co-chairs of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus which aims to improve public knowledge of motorcycle issues, promote safety on the roadways, and encourage Americans to enjoy responsible motorcycle riding.

All motorcyclists are encouraged to contact your Congressional Representative and ask that they join their colleagues as a cosponsor of H.Res.255 and help put a stop to law enforcement unfairly targeting motorcycle riders for traffic stops, questioning and citations.

Twin Peaks Update — Prosecutions Unravel
It was portrayed in the national press as a gang war shootout at a family restaurant on the edge of a shopping center in Waco, Texas on May 17, 2015, leaving nine bikers dead and more than 20 wounded.

Nearly two hundred bikers were incarcerated in the aftermath of that deadly melee involving police who had surrounded motorcycle club members attending a regularly scheduled Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting at the Twin Peaks restaurant, raining down a hail of police gunfire.

From the start, lawyers and others pointed out that it was very unlikely indeed that all the 177 arrested had committed any crimes at all, and that the initial $1 million bond set for each of them charged with a blanket crime of “engaging in organized criminal activity” seemed unreasonably punitive.  The police strove in the aftermath to keep a detailed account of what actually happened from reaching the public eye, or that of defense attorneys.

Over the next four years, as the cases began moving into the courtroom one-by-one, they each began to fall apart until ultimately only two dozen remained indicted, with not a single successful prosecution to date.  The first and only case to go to trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial in November 2017.

McClennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, the D.A. at the time of the arrests, lost re-election last year, and before leaving office he “dismissed the vast majority of the 154 pending indictments his office sought in the Twin Peaks shootout,” according to the Tribune newspaper.  On April 2, 2019, newly-elected D.A. Barry Johnson announced that his office has chosen not to prosecute the remaining 24 cases, calling the way the former D.A.’s office handled the situation “a harebrained scheme” that was “patently offensive.”

“This is a difficult decision which must be made based on the existing facts and evidence in accordance with the laws of this state and in the interest of justice,” stated Johnson.

McLennan County reports that the shootout has run up $1,317,835.96 in total identifiable costs, with nothing so far to show for it, and all the while realizing the final cost is not yet calculated for the defendants and in some cases may never be.

Many of those bikers who’ve had charges eventually dropped, after spending months in jail on million dollar bonds, have subsequently filed civil rights suits, and as of January there were 133 federal lawsuits naming McLennan County, Waco police, the district attorney, the sheriff, police chief and individual officers, charging violations against the 4th and 14th Amendment Constitutional guarantees, plus a number of other civil rights violations.

Texas AIM Attorney Bill Smith will be presenting an update on the Waco situation during the Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting at the upcoming NCOM Convention in Orlando, Florida, Mother’s Day Weekend May 10-12, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Universal Orlando.

Mongols Case Still Presents A Threat Despite Patch Victory
“The recent decision by Judge David Carter in US v. Mongol Nation that the First and Eighth Amendments to the US Constitution prohibits the government’s request to seize the collective membership marks of the Mongols MC, including their club name patch and center-patch, is a victory for all,” writes Kit Maira of Easyriders Magazine in his Biker’s Rights blog.  But, he adds; “Beyond the issues of forfeiture, a brand-new strategy to target motorcycle clubs under RICO has been born and legally confirmed.  The idea that a motorcycle club can be indicted under RICO as an entity, regardless of other members’ personal guilt, should equally alarm everyone.” Read More

GMA’s Latest Forward Controls Provide The Ultimate In Form And Function

By | New Product News

GMA’s Latest Forward Controls Provide The Ultimate In Form And Function

Custom forward controls just don’t get any finer than those manufactured by GMA a subsidiary of Belt Drives LTD.  While their appearance is nothing short of stunning these cutting edge controls provide fine tuned operation through unequaled rider feel and feedback. Mounting brackets on the most recent models been completely reshaped and now provide a noticeably lower profile.  Additionally, control kits Part #’s GMA-FC-100 & GMA-FC-200 now feature a splined shift shaft and shift shaft arm with pinch bolt for plenty of indexing options. The shaft is also larger in diameter and supported by an oil impregnated bronze bushing pressed into the left side mounting bracket. They’ve also fit an adjustable actuating rod and clevis design for the rear brake pedal, while retaining the adjustable indexing foot lever. A nice touch to get both the brake and shift levers right where you want them. The redesigned mounting brackets make for a simple, unhindered installation and provide plenty of clearance for aftermarket frames. The new controls will fit your standard OEM (3) hole left side and (2) hole right side FX and early FL style frames. GMA calls out 1986-1999, but they will fit earlier models. 70’s Shovelhead applications require a modified voltage regular mount. Manufactured 100% in the USA the high tech controls provide the ultimate in form, feel and function. Polished round peg modes retail for $465.00, black $549.00 and $632.50 in chrome. or complete details visit the BDL/GMA site at www.beltdrives.com

Dee Snider Joins Disturbed in 2019 Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycle and Music Festival Lineup

By | Events

Dee Snider Joins Disturbed in 2019 Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycle and Music Festival Lineup

Dee’s attitude and genre defining musical addition to the only venue offering nine nights of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally thunder helps bring the top-heavy superstar lineup to ass kicking proportions.

Consummate heavy metal front man and legendary drag rocker extraordinaire Dee Snider will be taking the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Snider will share the stage with multi-platinum metal foursome Disturbed for a night of true rock royalty and intense, heart-pounding Sturgis Rally concert action. Snider joins the Chip’s motorcycle and music festival line-up, the only venue that offers nine nights of the world’s most famous bands and nationally televised motorcycle races. See the Dee Snider video announcement here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

The renowned lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister wrote and performed hit songs like “We’re Not Going to Take It Anymore,” “Leader of the Pack,” and “I Wanna Rock.” His highly successful solo career produced hits like “We Are the Ones,” and “For the Love of Metal.” He is still cranking out records, the most recent released in 2018. Snider is also the host of the incredibly successful syndicated radio show “House of Hair,” now celebrating 20 years on the air.

“Dee is a true rock star, he delivers an unmatched level of heavy metal energy when he takes the stage,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “I love this guy. He’s always laughed in the face of convention. Just like the Buffalo Chip he’s never done things because they were expected. He’s a legend and there’s never any doubt that his show will be a powerhouse performance to remember. I’m truly looking forward to seeing him perform at the Chip this August, and I hope everyone will come out and enjoy it with me!”

Dee Snider 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
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6         Disturbed, Dee Snider
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7    Snoop Dogg
  • 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. Official festival dates are Aug. 2-11, 2019.

Concerts are free with camping admission. 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

The REAL Reason Behind Waco Biker Dismissals

By | Biker's Rights

The REAL Reason Behind Waco Biker Dismissals

Waco Biker Dismissals an Attempt to Avoid Millions in Lawsuits

by David “Double D” Devereaux
Motorcycle Profiling Project

In the interests of justice, on April 2, 2019 all remaining charges related to the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks shootings in Waco, Texas have been dismissed by the newly elected McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson. These dismissals are a significant victory in the history of motorcycle club culture and the fight against motorcycle profiling and discrimination.  Although this concludes the criminal chapter of Twin Peaks, the legal battles are far from over. There are currently over 100 civil rights claims pending and the official press release announcing the dismissals makes it obvious that the new DA is attempting to cover Waco’s interests from a liability standpoint. There is no apology and no admission of wrongdoing related to the mass arrests. Instead, Johnson puts all the blame on former DA Abel Reyna, arguing that viable prosecutions could have occurred after the initial arrests had correct procedures been followed. The stakes are massive. In total, these lawsuits are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for a list of obvious constitutional infringements from false arrest to excessive bail.

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Indian Motorcycle Sponsors 2019 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 

By | Events

Indian Motorcycle Sponsors 2019 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 

Indian To Showcase Displays & Offer Scout & Scout Bobber Demo Rides; Super Hooligan Race Series Powered by Indian Motorcycle Continues With Round Three 

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, TX. Throughout the show from April 12-14, Indian Motorcycle will feature displays and offer demo rides for showgoers. Additionally, the Super Hooligan National Championship Series, powered by Indian Motorcycle, will continue with round three. 

As a sponsor for the sixth annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, Indian Motorcycle will display its all-new FTR 1200, including variations featuring Indian’s Tracker, Rally, Tour and Sport accessory collections. Indian Motorcycle will also offer Scout and Scout Bobber demo rides throughout the entire show, with test ride helmets available from Hedon Helmets. On Saturday, April 13, showgoers can step outside to watch Hooligan racers compete on a TT style track during round three of the Super Hooligan Series, powered by Indian Motorcycle. Furthermore, out-of-town visitors can rent an Indian motorcycle from Mission City Motorcycle, who will make deliveries to the Austin area. 

“The Handbuilt Show is an incredible representation of custom motorcycle culture and the pioneering spirit from builders and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind, hand-built machines,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “We’re excited to be involved with the event and look forward to seeing everything the show has to offer this year.”

The Handbuilt Show was founded by Revival Cycles, a custom motorcycle shop in Austin. Driven by their passion for the artistic design of motorcycles, the team at Revival Cycles created the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show for fellow gear heads to come together and celebrate craftsmanship.

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show will take place April 12-14 at the Austin American Statesman located at 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX. For more information, visit RevivalCycles.com. To learn more about Indian Motorcycle visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow Indian Motorcycle 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.

Introducing the Banana Gas Tank

By | New Product News

Introducing the Banana Gas Tank

Lowbrow Customs has reproduced the original Wassell Banana Tank, with a few updates and options. The Wassell Banana Tank was originally made in England starting in the 1950’s as a custom gas tank for Triumphs, BSAs and other British motorcycles. It ended up on Harley-Davidson choppers and other custom bikes of all types.

Originals are expensive, crusty, and thin gauge steel. Lowbrow decided to reproduce the Banana Tank, widening the tunnel so it will fit many more types of motorcycle frames. The filler neck was also changed to accept the common, thread-in, Harley-style gas cap. In addition to the original deep tunnel version, a have a mid tunnel tank is also available. A third option is the aptly named Super Banana, which has the same sleek side profile but is an inch and a half wider for added fuel capacity.

All styles of Banana Gas Tanks are $229.95. For more information or to order please visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com/banana or call Lowbrow Customs at 1-330-850-7040.

“What’s the Skinny: Motorcycling Without the Fat” Curated by Michael Lichter

By | Events

“What’s the Skinny: Motorcycling Without the Fat” Curated by Michael Lichter

Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2019 Motorcycles as Art Exhibit

The 2019 exhibition is free to the public and will showcase over 40 of the world’s top builders and artists at the Buffalo Chip this August.

More than 40 of the world’s top motorcycle builders and artists will be offering their take on light and lean in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2019 Motorcycles as Art exhibit titled “What’s the Skinny – Motorcycling without the Fat”, curated by Michael Lichter. This collection of bikes, which includes a majority of custom bikes built specifically for this exhibition, also include bikes with historic significance. They will be displayed together only for this exclusive, seven-day event.  The gallery-style exhibit will give guests an open view of the bikes from every angle, with each bike displayed atop an elevated pedestal and lit with theater lights. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host the exhibit in a 7,000 sq. ft. dedicated gallery in its Event Center. The exhibit is open free to the public 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug. 9.

“Each year Michael brings together some of the most talented people on the planet to participate in this exhibit,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “They all come together, creating a collection of motorcycles surrounding this skinny theme which is sure to inspire some real beauties. We’re very pleased to be able to offer such a world-class show free to the public.”

Nothing New is Young Again
There are no rules restricting the builders on type and size of tires, how much the primary can stick out or an absolute maximum width for the fuel tank and handlebars. Lichter based each builder’s inclusion solely on past bikes they have built and their interest in the “skinny” aesthetic. The bikes they build are limited only by their imagination and ingenuity, which is why industry professionals have been known to frequent the exhibit to pick up new ideas and trends

“Skinny bikes aren’t new,” said exhibit curator Michael Lichter. At the dawn of the 20th century, bikes were all very light. No sooner had they appeared and riders were racing them on board tracks. Skinny meant fast and has continued to do so in all forms of racing. One thing I love about the re-emergence of skinny bikes as a style is looking at them from the back; straight-on with their thin tires, clean lines, narrow primaries with exposed chains, and handlebars barely wider than their slim tanks. I’m excited to see what these builders are going to bring to the table this year.”

The Builders and Artists
A list of participating artists who will be displaying works consistent with the theme will be announced in the coming weeks. Some of the best pinstripe artists in the world, coordinated and including Ray Drea of Harley-Davidson, will also be contributing pieces.

The list of custom motorcycle builders and two-dimensional artists so far scheduled to present their skinny masterpieces at the 2019 “Motorcycles as Art” exhibit include:

  • Andrea Radaelli, Radikal Chopper – Milano, Italy
  • Arlen Ness, Arlen Ness Enterprises – Dublin, CA
  • Billy Lane, Choppers Inc – Daytona Beach, FL
  • BMW North America
  • Brian Buttera, Buttera’s Metal Werx  – Lakeland, FL
  • Brian Klock, Klock Werks – Mitchell, SD
  • Chris Callen, Flat Broke Chops & Rods – Tarentum PA
  • Chris Tope – Richardson, TX
  • Cristian Sosa, Sosa Metalworks – Las Vegas, NV
  • Cole Rogers – Springboro, OH
  • Dakota Toomey – Southampton, NJ
  • Dalton Walker, Split Image Kustoms  – Hanford, CA
  • Dan Rognsvoog, Cabana Dan’s Creations – Franksville, WI
  • Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fab – Halifax, MA
  • Dorin Racz Arpad – Câmpia Turzii, Romania
  • Freddie Arnold, Hickory Flat Hot Rods – Canton, GA
  • Hawke Lawshe, Vintage Technologies – Columbia Falls, MT
  • Jack Deagazio – East Syracuse, NY
  • Jay Donovan, BareSteel Design – Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Jesse Srpan, Raw Iron Choppers – Chardon, OH
  • Josh Sheehan – Minden, NV
  • Justin McNeely, Hooked on Speed – Jackson, MO
  • Ken Nagai, Ken’s Factory – Nagoya, JAPAN
  • Kevin “Teach” Baas – Prior Lake, MN
  • Kyle Brewer, Paughco – Carson City, NV
  • Max Hazen, Hazan Motorworks – Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael LaFountain, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Mike Lange – Big Bend, WI
  • National Motorcycle Museum – Anamosa, IA
  • Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels – Windham, ME
  • Nick Pensebene – Edgewater, FL
  • Paul Brodie, Flashback Fab – Langley, BC, Canada
  • Paul Miller, PanicRev Customs – Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Paul Yaffe, Paul Yaffe Originals – Phoenix, AZ
  • Samuele Reali, Abnormal Cycles – Bernareggio, Italy
  • Takatoshi Suzuki, Seven Motorcycles – Sendai, Japan
  • Zach Ness, Arlen Ness Inc – Dublin, CA

About Michael Lichter
Michael Lichter began photographing custom bikes and the biker-lifestyle in the 1970s. Working with Easyriders Magazine since 1979, he has produced over 800 stories for them. Michael is also a regular contributor to 16 other publications around the world, has 11 coffee table books to his credit and exhibits his photographic art in galleries and museums in the USA and abroad. As a curator, Michael first started creating themed exhibitions with custom motorcycles and art in 2001 at the Journey Museum in Rapid City. In 2009, the annual exhibition was moved to the purpose-built 7,000 square foot gallery at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip where it was given the name “Motorcycles as Art” and continues to this day. Michael has operated out of the same commercial photography studio in beautiful Boulder, Colorado for more than 35-years. Visit www.facebook.com/lichterphoto, Instagram (whistlingmike) or the all new www.lichterphoto.com to see his images. Contact Michael at mike@lichterphoto.com.

 About Motorcycles as Art
Every year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s indoor Motorcycles as Art exhibition presents a changing conceptual theme that brings together the most innovative collection of groundbreaking custom bikes from today’s premier builders with artwork from the most famed moto-artists. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip and curator, famed photographer Michael Lichter, present an environment that must be seen to appreciate. Free to the public and open for just seven days each year, all are invited to take their time and walk through history in the making that is the Motorcycles as Art exhibit.

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.

 

New BDL Front Pulleys feature Splined or Tapered Inserts

By | New Product News

New BDL Front Pulleys feature Splined or Tapered Inserts

These latest 39 and 40 tooth front pulleys from Belt Drives LTD., are just the ticket for many early stock and custom applications. Designed specifically for use with 8mm BDL-30853-T and DDL-30853-BE primary belts they can now be paired with a splined or tapered bolt-in insert. BDS standard 39 and 40 bolt-on tooth models include 39-INT, 39-INS (T tapered, S splined), and 40-INT or 40-INS. An additional version, the 39SS-INTand 39-SS-INS is machined with an offset of .160” to help with custom fitments. BDS continues to manufacture the original front pulleys with the permanent insert as part # 39T & 39S or 40T & 40S. Retail for each of the new models $188.00. The original models with permanent insert retail at $75.50. For complete details check out the BDL site at www.beltdrives.com or call direct to 714-693-1313 ext 227.

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