California Stories

Black Billy’s Bikes

Black Billy’s Bikes By Digger Dave For a smaller sized shop, Mike and Anthony have the ability to deal with you one on one, spend some time getting to know each other without being shoveled thru the normal “service writer” ordeal. You can talk with them about what you would like done and even change your mind mid-stream should they ...

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ROAD TEST: 2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout Review

By Heath the Chief, Photos by Heath, Riding Shot by Chris Hamrock “THAT IS A STOCK BIKE??!!” I swear I heard someone say that everyday I was out on this LOW, FAST, SLEEK BEAST!!!! Harley-Davidson really went above and beyond anything they have ever put together, in this motorcycle. The Breakout is one of the amazing new bikes to come ...

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2012 David Mann Chopperfest

By Art Hall It was a busy weekend – one of those where there is nothing the week before and nothing the week after, but everything on the same day. Such was the case on Dec 9th – the day of one of my favorite shows, the David Mann Tribute Chopperfest in Ventura. It was also the day of the ...

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High Seas Rally 2012

High Seas Rally 2012: 10th Anniversary By Lisa Dalgaard – Pics by Lisa and CD View the High Seas Rally 2012 photo gallery here! HSR Raises $330,000 towards the HOHS Dialysis Fund. If you’ve been reading Quick Throttle for a few years, you’ve probably read our past coverage of one of the most unique biker rallies in the world. 10 years ...

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2013 Victory Cross Country Tour

2013 Victory Cross Country Tour Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Let’s talk about me. I consider myself an artist, writer, painter and composer. I spend serious time at these endeavors and inevitably the tools I use are critical to the project’s outcome. Similarly I spend serious saddle time motorcycling and the tools at my disposal also determine the journey’s outcome. The 2013 Victory Cross ...

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Bigg’s H-D: 7th Annual Toy Store Invasion Ride

Bigg’s H-D: 7th Annual Toy Store Invasion Ride View the Bigg’s H-D Toy Store Invasion photo gallery! We thought you might like to ride along with Biggs Marketing Director Howie Wahl, as he participated in the Toy Store Invasion. Here is his exciting account! The day is finally here– Saturday, December 8, 2012. It’s the day for the Biggs Harley-Davidson ...

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Man and Machine: Von Braun Exhaust

Man and Machine: Von Braun Exhaust   Von Braun Exhaust’s newest Special Projects Division bike focuses on one thing: The magic of motorcycle riding. “A lot of what this bike is about is distillation,” explains Charlie Giordano, Von Braun’s owner and the builder of the bike he calls “John Henry.” “I wanted to create a motorcycle that emphasizes the emotions, ...

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American Heat – 2012

American Heat – 2012 Story and photos by Ray Seidel American Heat returned to Palm Springs this year for another 3-day weekend, Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21. (So one COULD squeeze in both this and Love Ride with some planning). I’ve been to American Heat previously, and will spend the weekend there this time. These street fairs, I ...

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Love Ride 29

Love Ride Number 29 is Just Fine… Again. Story and Photography By Pete Alva View the Love Ride 29 Gallery here! I myself, being a ‘Veteran Attendee’ of 15 years at The Love Ride, will always feel a passion to speak of this event as if were almost my own, as I feel rather as someone who, like countless others ...

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Veterans Tribute Ride & Family Festival

Veterans Tribute Ride (And Family Festival) Digger Dave, Photos: Digger View the Veterans Tribute Ride Gallery here! Up where I live in the northern part of Phoenix, Nov. 10th dawned a little on the cold side, yep.. cold.. in Arizona. Luckily with a KSU of 2:30pm I thought it would warm up enough to not have to gear up in ...

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