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NHRA Drag Racing Action

By Tom McCarthy On Sunday, March 17th, 2019, the National Hot Rod Association hosted the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals, at the storied Gainesville Raceway, in Gainesville, Florida. It hardly seems like it’s been five decades, but it has, and the race was one for the books: the record books for Harley-Davidson racers and fans. It was three days of fast ...

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Two Podiums at VIR Expand’s Toni Elias’ MotoAmerica Superbike Lead

24-Point Lead for Elias After Three of Ten Rounds Brea, CA (May 6, 2019) – Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s Toni Elias survived a challenging race weekend at VIRginia International Raceway. The 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion ran strategically all event, earning a pair of rostrum finishes, a second on Saturday and third on Sunday. It paid off handsomely. Elias’ results, combined with ...

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Suzuki’s Alex Martin Caps Off Supercross Series with Strong Overall Finish

A solid showing for the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team during the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season Brea, CA (May 6, 2019) – The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team traveled to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the final round of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, and the last 250 East/West Showdown. RM-Z250 rider Alex Martin earned a hard-fought ...

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May 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: The May 2019 edition of Quick Throttle Magazine is dedicated to women who ride! We also check out the Bling Devas and motorcycle clubs for women. Plus, we take a look at the 2019 Vulcan Vaquero, report on the NHRA Drag Racing and Daytona Bike Week, plus much more.   NORTHWEST EDITION:  The May 2019 edition of Quick ...

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Abate of Washington Raises the Bar at Swap Meet

The Abate Swap Meet in Monroe, WA was a blockbuster event. From the people attending to the vendors, a success was in the making from the get go. By JD Gore and Jody Davison I checked the weather repeatedly all week and Jody confirmed every dreary report. Rain was in the forecast, and so to better protect our equipment we ...

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May 2019 Shop Talk with Shannon Aikau and Ryan Evans

By Ryan Evans and Shannon Aikau Photos & Video by Samantha M. Frontiera   This is the transcript of the May Count’s Kustoms video that is featured on quickthrottle.com Shannon: Aloha everybody.  This is Shop Talk with Shannon and… Ryan: Ryan.  How ya doing? Shannon: Well I know everybody has trouble with this, right?  Seat pans. Ryan: Yep. Shannon: This ...

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Tinker Talk – May 2019

By Justin James An engine’s spark plugs are a small component tasked with a big job. Being able to understand them can turn out to be useful. In this edition of Tinker Talk we will go over the basics of spark plug electrode material, heat range and inspection. Inspection: Spark plugs should be inspected at the specified service intervals or ...

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Eagle Leather Showing Off

The runway and models were the center of attention at a recent motorcycle event, something you don’t hear too often. By JD Gore and Jody Davison Up in Lakewood, Washington is a 22,000 sq ft leather goods superstore of sorts, called Eagle Leather. What is there cannot be described as easily as just a store. The amount of highly sought ...

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Daytona Bike Week

By T.J. and Stephanie Thompson From the Daytona International Speedway to the Atlantic beach boardwalks, Daytona Bike Week brought the bike shows, custom builds, and the epic parties for the 78th Anniversary Bike Week Festival March 8-17, 2019. The ten-day event included live music, food vendors, custom bike builds, demo rides, bike shows, concerts, a bike parade, motorcycle vendors, and ...

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Motorcycle Clubs for Women

By Tracey Kohman May is for spring flowers, Mother’s Day and lady bikers! Lady bikers are not new to the biker scene. More and more are moving up to the front seat! They have their own traditions, their own dreams! They are forming their own MC’s separate from their counterparts. One such MC is Leather & Lace Motorcycle Club, founded ...

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