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Sturgis Bound? Take a Pit Stop and Get Klocked

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10_presturgThere are just over 860,000 residents in South Dakota, and last year, during the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the number of people in the state nearly doubled. The rally brought in close to 750,000 people, setting a record. Mitchell, home of Klock Werks, is 300 miles east of Sturgis, but being right off of Interstate 90, the streets of Mitchell are just as flooded with revved engines! And this year, bikers will have yet another milestone to attend before the rally, the 10th Annual Pre-Sturgis Party at Klock Werks, and everyone is invited!

Eleven years ago, Laura joined Team Klock Werks to help frieds with what was then a small motorcycle shop. The guys were building bikes into the wee hours of the morning, and while Laura left the garage to run some errands, she noticed bikers all over town, at hotels, in parking lots, just hanging out. They had stopped for the night to take a break from the highway.

“When I got back to the shop, I told Brian (Klock) there were bikers everywhere, and we should invite them to all hang out here,” Laura Klock said.

Busy with deadline, Brian declined, but Laura was inspired to bring everyone together. Always family oriented, Laura made the hang-out happen the following year in 2006, and the Pre-Sturgis Party was born!  Read More

Black Classic Lower Fairing Pockets for FLH/FLT

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HD90-015BK Fairing PouchesHopnel’s popular Deluxe Black Classic Fairing Pockets are now available as a pair to satisfy those Harley FLH and FLT Lower Fairing Pocket users. The Black Classic double layer design brings back the stylish classic look of yesterday. These Deluxe Black Classic Fairing Pockets measure a generous 4 ½’’x 6’’x 2’’ with an internal mesh pocket to allow additional secure storage. Hopnel’s EZ Mount system attaches a permanent EZ Mount clip to the fairing that allows the pouches to be removed with a twist to store or transfer to your belt with an included H50-01BLT EZ Mount Belt Holder. This is an ideal fitment for the 2014 and newer Harley FLT and FLH Lower Fairings. Can also be used on the GL1800 fairing pockets, or any flat surface.

Black Classic Fairing Pockets
Part# HD90-015BK
MSRP $79.95/Pair           

BigBike Parts
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Stainless Power!

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Drag_Ad_seth_vertical2The 2-into-1 pipe XL riders were waiting for

Press Release: Almost from the minute we unleashed a full stainless steel 2-into-1 power pipe for the Dyna, the Road Rage III, Sportster riders have been blowing up the social media sites and blogs asking what about us! Well, they have their answer now. The full stainless steel XL application Bassani 2-into-1 is here. It’s brand-new, and will be available through your local Drag Specialties dealer1FXRSS_670px_

It’s no surprise that we are  quick to follow up that Dyna-application Road Rage III with its Sportster counterpart. That stainless steel 2-into-1 for the Dynas was an immediate hit. This Sportster version, with direct-fit applications for 1986 through present-year models with mid-controls, is sure to follow suit. It’s also no surprise that R&D so closely followed the look, sound, style and design of that Dyna pipe with this Sportster version. Totally in-tune with the current all-business/take-no-prisoners trend sweeping the XL world this Bassani 2-into-1 not only has that stainless-steel construction, its pipes, especially the front head pipe, are tucked in to nicely hug the contours of the engine for a great fit and lots of ground clearance. And those pipes, 1 ¾-inch leading into a 2 ¼-inch collector, are Sportster tuned. It all finishes off with an upsweep for the reverse-cone megaphone muffler for even more ground clearance. Partial heat shields are included and that megaphone muffler features a removable baffle and end cap. Read More

Lucas Oil’s Zinc-Infused Oil Additive Superlative for Motorcycle Engine Break-In

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10063_TBZINCEngineB#214A1BALucas ZDDP Additive Designed for Racers, Excellent for Regular Consumers

Lucas Oil, the premiere name in high-performance oil products, has released an oil additive specifically designed for breaking in engines that works great for motorcycles. Developed for race applications, TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive features an exclusive blend of extreme-pressure additives and works great for any new motorcycle engine break-in, as well as preventing premature engine wear when added to any motor oil.

Developed through extensive dyno testing, TB Zinc-Plus Engine Oil Additive ensures a more efficient engine break-in and provides for long-term engine protection. One bottle with a rebuild increases the zinc and phosphorous (ZDDP) content of your motor oil, which in turn increases the oil’s anti-wear capabilities for your motor. The signature mixture of extreme-pressure additives in TB Zinc-Plus protects your camshaft lifters and valve train during your engine’s initial use period, and continued use of TB Zinc-Plus provides the ultimate in long-term engine preservation. Read More

Custom Motorcycle Builders Mix with Fans at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

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75th Annual Sturgis Black Hills Motorcycle Rally. SD, USA. August 2, 2015. Photography ©2015 Michael Lichter.

75th Annual Sturgis Black Hills Motorcycle Rally. SD, USA. August 2, 2015. Photography ©2015 Michael Lichter.

The Flying Piston hosts Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” Exhibition at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Custom motorcycle enthusiasts have a rare opportunity to join renowned U.S. and international custom builders and industry luminaries for a meet and greet to benefit educational scholarships during the second annual Flying Piston Charity Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

FLyingPistonBenefitBuilders displaying in the Buffalo Chip’s 2016 Motorcycles As Art Exhibition curated by Michael Lichter, will gather with other invited top-name builders to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans and friends. The event, organized by The Flying Piston and sponsored by Jekill & Hyde Exhaust and Yelvinton Cycles, takes place Sunday, Aug. 7 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Big Engine Bar in the Chip’s free-access CrossRoads. Read More

DEI PowerSport’s Heat and Sound Control Products

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Split Sleeve Press release hi res FinalSuperior Alternative to Plastic Tubing for Clean Professional Protection

Press Release: DEI, the market leader in thermal protection, now offers a superior way to add protection to exposed wire looms, hoses, and cables on ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles, watercraft and snowmobiles. DEI’s Protective Split Sleeve can be used to replace plastic tubing to provide superior protection and a clean, classy look. Developed to be used to protect sensitive wires, cables and hoses from abrasion and the elements, they are heat and solvent resistant; and no splicing is needed.

The Split Sleeve easily wraps around existing installations and is especially useful when installing aftermarket lights or accessories for a professional, tidy and fully protection option over plastic tubing.

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S&S Cycles MK 4.5 Slip-On Mufflers

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228ba2654b600912f0158b082e5d5870Mk45 4.5″ Slip-On Mufflers are the result of decades of riding, racing and tuning. Combining both a stainless steel perforated core base with RaceTEX cartridge packing, they create a deep rumble and improved horsepower and torque, all while adding a unique look with styled aluminum end caps.670779d2f53165c02b16bec67a4fd839

 

 

 

FITMENT: Late Model Touring Applications
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • 7 horsepower gain*
  • Stainless steel baffle with RaceTEX cartridge packing
  • Mufflers offered in show quality chrome or Jet-Hot black ceramic finishes
  • Jet-Hot black coating comes with a lifetime warrantyTwo end cap styles – Thruster or Tracer
  • Removable dB Reducer (J2825 compliant)

*Tested with S&S Power Tune Dual Header and Stealth Air Cleaner Kit Read More

Mustang Wide Touring Seat for the Victory Vision

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Mustang seat for Victory Vision on bike 6-16Mustang’s “Vision of Comfort” offers significant improvements over the stock seat on Victory’s luxury touring model.

Their new one-piece touring seat widened the bucket radius of both the front and rear seating areas while slightly lowering them as well. Not only does Mustang’s more comfortable design let the driver sit back into the 17.5” wide seat but the front nose area has been designed slightly lower to eliminate that “crowded” feeling.  The passenger is fully supported in a 15.5” wide bucket that is contoured for comfort.

Mustang incorporated heating components for high/low dual control by driver and passenger. The new seat fits all Victory Vision 2008-16 models and features detailed stitching accents to further enhance the Vision’s striking lines. For all day riding support for the driver, choose the optional driver backrest that is easily removable, fully adjustable, folds for storage and quickly installs into the receiver which is built into Mustang’s seat.  The seat cover material perfectly matches the stock passenger backrest on the trunk. Read More

Victory Racing NHRA Team Make It To Sunday’s Eliminations In Norwalk

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MattSmith_NorwalkStrong wind blows Matt Smith’s chances while Angie Smith encounters a starting line setback in Ohio

The fifth race weekend for the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Racing Series, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, saw Matt Smith of Victory Racing’s Drag Race Team qualify No. 3 with the second-quickest elapsed time in the first round but bow to Angelle Sampey in Sunday’s second round of Eliminations.

Showcasing Victory’s commitment to deliver Modern American Muscle, Victory Racing’s NHRA team is comprised of NHRA power-couple Matt and Angie Smith and their Pro Stock, custom Victory Gunner drag bikes. Matt boasts two World Champion titles and seventeen career wins. Angie, Matt’s wife and Victory Racing’s Drag Race Team partner, has blasted down the strip to three quarterfinal appearances. Read More

Lightning Strikes & Thunder Rolls: Victory Racing

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B99_20160611_CD__DSC_3789Victory Racing’s Empulse RR & Project 156 Take The Checkered Flag Atop Pikes Peak

Victory riders Don Canet & Jeremy Toye accelerated away from the competition to win their respective classes in the 100th anniversary of the Race to the Clouds

Showcasing its Modern American Muscle powered both by gas and electric motors, Victory Motorcycles is proud to announce that Victory Racing’s electric Empulse RR ridden by Cycle World’s Road Test Editor Don Canet and gas-powered Project 156 piloted by Jeremy Toye accelerated away from the competition to win their respective classes at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) and take second and third overall.”

 B99_20160612_JMH_JHP_9207“The hair-raising moment of my run came in a fast 100-mph sweeper approaching Upper Gravel Pit, which is well up the course. I slithered across an oil stain at the apex, then again crossing over the double yellow centerline. In a heart-stopping moment I ran out of road and was off on the dirt shoulder at high speed. Luck was on my side as I stood the bike upright and coasted along looking for the best spot to cut back onto the stepped pavement edge. The excursion completely killed my drive through the following flat-out right and straight that follows,” Canet says about his winning run on the Empulse RR in the PPC-Electric Motorcycle Class. “My hope for a King of the Mountain top time evaporated, however, as the downtime allowed the road to dry prior to the Heavyweight class contenders making their run, there’s almost no way to fully prepare for the track conditions you’ll see in the early morning runs.” Read More

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