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

Spirits Awakened: 2014 Indian Chieftain Tour

2014 Indian Chieftain Tour

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Exhumed from the catacombs of American history once again, Indian Motorcycles lives. When the purchase of America’s first Motorcycle Company was announced by Polaris (manufacturer of Victory Motorcycles) the faithful waited with baited breath as the rumors flew. Would Victory, like others, assemble together parts and pieces and build the “Vindian?” That proved ...

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ROAD TEST: 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited CVO Review – Mounting Rushmore

Story Koz Mraz • Photos Ron Sinoy I had the opportunity to “mount” Rushmore, Project Rushmore that is. The 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited CVO Project Rushmore is replete with the notoriously muscular and warm, 110 c.i. engine. The perfect ride to test the benefits of Harley’s new twin cooled engine – a real benefit here in Southern California (and certainly in the Southwest!) Cruising ...

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IDLE-A-WHILE: in Idyllwild – 2013 CVO Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy/Mraz Over 22 million humans tread the hallowed ground we call Southern California. And get this, the California tourism website touts that we were the destination for 208.6 million person-trips in 2011 *. It’s why the freeways are always crowded. *A person-trip is defined as a visitor trip made to a specific location and does not tally ...

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2013 Victory Hi-Ball: 4 Parts Whiskey, 1 Part Fun

Editor’s Note: According to my Madmen 60‘s cocktail app, a High Ball is an old school drink combining an alcohol and a mixer, and includes classics like the Greyhound, Seven and Seven, and the Moscow Mule. This Editor and his magazine do not endorse mixing alcohol and riding. We just wanted an excuse to talk about Madmen… CD By Gary ...

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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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