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

By | Events

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

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

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

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

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

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

By | Biker's Rights

NCOMNCOM Biker Newsbytes

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

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

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

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

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

According to the legislation, within the decade;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JIMS Countershaft 1st Scissor Gear Alignment Tool

By | New Product News

JIMS Countershaft 1st Scissor Gear Alignment Tool

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

Indian Motorcycle and American Flat Track Renew Partnership for 2019

By | General News

Indian Motorcycle and American Flat Track Renew Partnership for 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classic Solo & Touring Pillion

By | New Product News

Classic Solo & Touring Pillion

2018-2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

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

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

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

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

The finest and most comfortable motorcycle saddles available. 

Manufactured with pride in the USA.

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

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

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

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

 

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

By | General News, New Product News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Rinehart Racing:

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

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

By | Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Aug. 2             Skid Row

Saturday, Aug. 3         Keith Urban

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Monday, Aug. 5          Styx

Collective Soul

Thursday, Aug. 8        Toby Keith

Saturday, Aug. 10       Zakk Sabbath

Reverend Horton Heat

Fans can expect more band and pass announcements for 2019 in the coming week. Concerts and races are free with camping. More information, full festival and specially priced day passes for Saturday, Aug. 3 are available at BuffaloChip.com

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip 

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

JIMS Alternator Rotor Remover and Installer

By | New Product News

JIMS Alternator Rotor Remover and Installer

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


Roland Sands Design Launches All New Apparel Collection

By | Clothing, New Product News

Roland Sands Design Launches All New Apparel Collection

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

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

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

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

F@#k Luck, Be Prepared.

www.rolandsands.com

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

By | New Product News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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