California Stories

2007 Sturgis

“A ‘Sturgin’ No More….” Story by Randy Twells Photos by CD, Randy Twells, Wild Bill Saxton, and Linda Dahl I HAD never been to Sturgis. I had heard about it. It seems as though EVERYONE has been to Sturgis, except me, and several times over. And of course, seeing a story write-up or a TV show, showing crowded main streets ...

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Northern California 9/11 Run

Article & Pics by Babydoll I have covered this memorial run almost every year from the onset with the greatest of pride. The people who plan, give of their time, work side by side and have a vision and a heart for our American soldiers have yearly, made this not only a successful run, but one that pulls at your ...

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2008 Big Dog

With two chopper-style bikes and three pro-street models – including the completely redesigned Pitbull and all-new Mutt WICHITA, Kansas (September 5, 2007) – Big Dog Motorcycles, the world’s largest manufacturer of custom bikes, jump-started the custom motorcycle niche nearly 15 years ago, and, with each model year, new benchmarks are set in terms of style, technology, and riding comfort. For ...

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Big Bear Means Business

By Koz Mraz With a plethora of motorcycle manufacturers in America, picking the perfect ride has become thought provoking. In the old days it was either imported flavors or a Harley (or perhaps some iteration of Indian). Today dozens of other motorcycle manufacturers have become well known thanks to the Discovery Channel, but in this challenging motorcycle industry environment, not ...

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Engine Break-in

Ask a couple of mechanics in the same room about how to break in an engine and you’re likely to start a heated discussion. Engine break in is a topic with a wide variety of opinions. Each with varying degrees of validity and each based on experience. There is virtually no published widely available engineering study backing the opinions and ...

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Tater is My Co-Pilot

Let me tell you about my nephew and ridin’ partner, Tater. Actually his real name is Nate, but Tater seems to him fit better. He’s eleven now going on twenty-five. He’s about 5’4” tall and his feet are as big as mine. In fact, I saw him eyeballin’ my favorite Harley boots so I had to make sure that I ...

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The Return of Hollister

Article by Babydoll Pics by Babydoll, Pizano, and Art Hall We arrived in Bolado Park in our home away from home, with our three dogs and our daughter, knowing that the park would be overflowing with Boozefighter’s from all over, being the 60th anniversary in Hollister and the place where their story began. Many of us still wonder why we ...

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Big Bear Choppers – Ride the Mountain

By Mike “Spike” Sayer • Photos by Mike Sayer & Art Hall It is hard to believe that summer is already here. The first event that makes summer a reality to me is the Big Bear Choppers – 5th Annual Ride the Mountain event! By now the days are getting longer and warmer, especially when the morning coastal “June Gloom” ...

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Motorcycle Madness

I always enjoy going out of the So. Cal. area for bike shows. For several years I have wanted to attend the Motorcycle Madness Show in Santa Maria as it is only a leisurely three-hour scenic ride up the coast to just below San Louis Obispo. Finally this year I made my commitment early and there was no turning back. ...

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The Wall

At the invitation of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and with the assistance of the Yaqui Warriors MC, Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets MC, and American Legion Yoeme Post 125 the Cost of Freedom Travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall was exhibited in Tucson at the Yaqui-owned Casino Del Sol February 23-25th. This seems an appropriate venue as I am informed that of any ethnic ...

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