Author Archives: Quick Throttle

ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide 117 Review

By Gary Mraz Photos by Mike Cupp In 1979 the “Tour Glide,” Harley-Davidson’s first fixed-fairing motorcycle was introduced with only nineteen made that year. The following year Harley produced 4,480 of these bikes.  In 1998 the Tour Glide became the FLTR Road Glide, using the same frame and motor assembly as the Electra Glide but with a completely redesigned “Shark Nose” fairing.  Aerodynamically refined in 2016, ...

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Ed’s Ride 2019

By Perry and Traci Nelson Ed’s Ride is a charity motorcycle event in memory of Ed Miller who passed away from Alpha-1 AntiTrypsin disease. Ed was a member of the Howlers MC. Every year the Howlers Community Service Riders Inc host this ride to benefit the Alphazonies, a non-profit organization. All contributions go directly to this local support group for ...

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Just a Glance

There are times you just need a break from the norm, whether that’s everyday life or the bleak scenery that often envelopes our daily views. By JD Gore As I canvass my schedule, I look ahead at the opportunity to get out. The grey cool sky seems to grip the landscape in an unreleasing hold and it drives the spirit ...

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King’s Day Toy Run 2019

By Perry and Traci Nelson After another one of our hectic, event filled Decembers, we figured, why not spend the first weekend in January riding and chilling on the beach in Rocky Point Mexico for some much-needed, as Bugs Bunny put it, “West and wewaxation at wast.” We decided to get on our Dyna and head down to Puerto Penasco, ...

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TINKER TALK: Assault On The Battery Round 2

Some of you may remember my May 2018 edition of Tinker Talk where I went over testing a motorcycle battery. While at Run-a-mucca Motorcycle & Music Festival last year I was approached by a gentleman who read that one and suggested that I also do one on battery replacement. Ask and you shall receive, my friend. Obviously, every bike is ...

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For Our Vets!

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo For eleven years now Leather Headquarters has sponsored a huge event to benefit the Boulder City Veterans Home.  Event Coordinator Chay Robinson has a special place in her heart for our vets.  She teams up annually with Leather HQ’s Owner Michael Snyder  to put on this annual event. Chay’s dad is a vet.  She told me, ...

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April 2019 Shop Talk With Shannon Aikau and Ryan Evans

By Shannon Aikau and Ryan Evans Shannon: What’s up everybody?  This is Shop Talk with Shannon (Aikau). Ryan: And Ryan (Evans). Shannon: Today we’re talking about survivor bikes. Ryan: Shannon and I, we’re huge fans of survivor bikes. They’re done in the traditional ways and they have a lot of the old school traditional appeal to them, that by today’s ...

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Cycle Expo Super Swap

By Tracey Kohman This past week I ventured out to the “Cycle Expo Super Swap” in Syracuse, NY. It was at the State Fairgrounds, so I expected it to be big and I wasn’t disappointed. As I looked around, it was obvious to me that this was where every biker enthusiast was spending their Saturday.  The first stop in my ...

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The Patch Trial Verdict

On February 28, 2019, Federal District Court Judge David O. Carter upheld the United States Constitution and stood strong in support of the 1st Amendment when he declared that the United States Government could not seize and ban the use of the Mongols Motorcycle Club’s patch. At stake was the essence of the 1st Amendment- the ability to freely wear ...

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Team Tinkerin and the 2019 Blue Collar Build Off

By Justin James If you want to make a name for yourself in the custom motorcycle industry you must be willing to venture outside of your comfort zone and push your limits. Over the years I have built many bikes and entered plenty of shows but I have yet to compete in any sort of build off. Recently I have ...

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