Author Archives: Quick Throttle

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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ROAD TEST: 2019 KAWASAKI VULCAN VAQUERO REVIEW

By Koz Mraz This motorcycle is a rodeo of fun for any cowboy or cowgirl. Low slung, muscular and dressed in Metallic Spark Black, the Vaquero will challenge any outlaw bagger to a gunfight. (BUCKAROO: Derived from the word “Vaquero”; in Spanish, the letters B and V are both pronounced “B”) At a price point of $16,799 MSRP the fixed-fairing Vaquero ...

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2019 Loudon Road Race Series Kicks Off at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

2018 Expert Track Champion, Amateur Achievement Award winner and Vanson Leathers Rookie of the Year all determined to work hard but have fun this season. LOUDON, N.H. – The track was wet, the air was chilly, but the racing was hot this weekend as the Loudon Road Race Series kicked off the 2019 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The ...

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AMSAF leads Arizona safety efforts for Motorcycle Awareness Month

Dr. Joseph Sucher, lead trauma surgeon,  Arizona Trauma Association, speaks to the trauma doctors see on a daily basis April 29, 2019, Peoria, Arizona – When you are a top Arizona trauma surgeon, you see a lot of things you wish you hadn’t…like severe brain trauma, exposed broken bones and internal organ injuries that are life-threatening – many a direct ...

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Top-Ten Streaks Continue for Suzuki

Martin and Peters lead the way for the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team Brea, CA (April 29, 2019) – The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team was in East Rutherford, New Jersey this past weekend for the penultimate round of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, and the eighth stop of the 250 Eastern Regional Supercross Series. Suzuki RM-Z250 rider Alex Martin grabbed ...

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Indian Motorcycle – Racing Forward

Indian Motorcycle Racing’s Brad Baker and the journey he has been on since suffering a significant spinal cord injury during a crash in last year’s X-Games that left him rendered to a wheelchair. As you’ll see, Baker has been hard at work on the road to recovery and what’s been most impressive has been his outlook on his recovery and ...

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Zac Brown and Indian Motorcycle Join Forces to Craft Custom American Motorcycle

One-of-a-Kind Custom Motorcycle to Benefit Zac Brown’s Non-Profit Organization, Camp Southern Ground MINNEAPOLIS (April 23, 2019) – In a V-Twin powered showcase of American craftsmanship, Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and Zac Brown Collective announced today the reveal of a one-of-a-kind Indian Chieftain Dark Horse. The custom motorcycle, modified by the innovative team of artists, fabricators, and engineers at Zac Brown Collective, will ...

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