Author Archives: Koz Mraz

Koz Mraz has published over 200 tour stories and articles for Quick Throttle Magazine, Baggers Magazine, American Iron, Cruiser and Bikernet. His book, Piers of the West Coast, explores piers from Mexico to Canada. In Motorcycle Mysteries, Koz travels to fascinating and unique destinations. His popular Tales of the Midnight Rider series: Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run, Thundertaker, Hoka Hey and Neptune’s Net are available on AMAZON. “I’ve spent much of my life exploring the roads less traveled. Whether journeys are well planned or impromptu it’s always the unexpected that casts the spell of adventure.” Koz Mraz

Lee’s Indians: A Collector’s Dream

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Marc Yskamp Born in Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) Lee and his brother Randy grew up surrounded by Indian motorcycles. Their father Alfred Chandrasena owned a 1944 Indian Chief with sidecar and their uncle Herbert Fernando, who loved motorcycles more than life itself, was a hill climber. In 1957 Herbert started racing both in the solo and sidecar division, racing against British ...

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PRODUCT ROAD TEST – Cee Bailey Motorcycle Windshields Review

Cee Bailey’s Aircraft Plastics, inc. has been in business since 1955. They have hundreds of parts manufacture approvals in accordance with FAA regulations for aircraft production. Their motorcycle windshield line up utilizes the same cast acrylics as the aircraft for optical clarity and structural integrity. All Cee Bailey’s windshields go through a rigorous process, conceptual prototyping, mold flow designs, engineering, inspections, etc. before any shield ...

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2013 Victory Judge: American Muscle

2013 Victory Judge: American Muscle Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Aptly named after the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, this American motorcycle delivers on its promise. I couldn’t pop a wheelie but burned some rubber. The Judge has lots of torque and power via the Freedom 106. The company claims 113 lb-ft of torque from the 106ci (1731cc) Twin. ...

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Threedom Days 4 in Huntington Beach

Westminster Harley-Davidson & Champion Trikes Bring Out the Trikes By Gary Koz Mraz Threedom Days is an epic three day event that includes a tour of the Champion factory, a Trike ride and two fun filled days on Main Street in Huntington Beach. Champion/Westminster hosted a Trike show, awards and live music. The Spade Brothers donated cool handmade and painted ...

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2013 Victory Boardwalk – QT Exclusive!

QT Exclusive! A New Victory motorcycle for 2013 The Boardwalk By Gary Koz Mraz, Photos by Brian J Nelson Victory released a brand new motorcycle in July called the Boardwalk. It’s low, laid-back classic cruiser touting an impressive collection of accessories that make the Boardwalk a comfortable 2-up cruiser for longer rides. A low seat height, large unencumbered floorboards and ...

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Riding High on a 2012 CVO Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Riding High on a 2012 CVO Electra Glide Ultra Classic By Gary ‘Koz’ Mraz, Photos by Ron Sinoy The last several years have proved tough for everyone. I even felt sorry for Warren Buffett – supposedly that dude took a 9.6 billion dollar hit on one stock. What’s a guy to do? Well…if you’re Warren Buffett you take a $300 ...

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2012 Triumph Thunderbird

BY GARY “KOZ” MRAZ. PHOTOS BY RON SINOY. Cool is just cool, and cool will never die. The 650cc Thunderbird launched in 1949 quickly became a favorite of police forces worldwide. The Wild One, released in 1954, starring Marlon Brando riding a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 6T is the first Hollywood film where a motorcycle’s tank badge is clearly displayed. A ...

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StreetMasters: Precision Cornering Workshop

BY GARY MRAZ Epiphanous, enlightening, humbling, perhaps not adjectives normally associated with motorcycle training yet this journey elicits such verbiage.  I recently reviewed the book “Shifting Gears at 50” by Phil Buonpastore in which Walt Fulton is a contributor.  Walt Fulton III and Nancy Foote are the owner/operators of Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops, and I decided it was time to attend. ...

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Champion Vulcan Voyager: A Kawasaki Platform Trike

By Koz Mraz, Photos by Ron Sinoy I have become a real fan of Kawasaki. It all started in 2010 when I test rode the Kawasaki Vaquero.  Based on the same platform as its famous Touring motorcycle, the Voyager and Nomad, I was immediately impressed; this motorcycle has it all.  A 1,700cc, SOHC, 52-degree, V-Twin engine transfers power through a ...

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2012 Indian Chief Vintage

Story: Gary Mraz and Mike Dalgaard Photos: Ron Sinoy Styles come and go but some designs are just clas- sic, frozen in time and defy fashion fads.  Passing a 2012 Indian Chief on the freeway one could easily assume its a 1940’s skirted fender predeces- sor. For many including myself the 1948-1953 fully “dressed” Indian Chief defined the word “motorcycle” ...

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