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Doing the Victory Demos at NCY Motorsports Story/ Photos by Randy Twells Getting to try several bike models all at the same Demo event is a great way to compare them with each other and with what you already ride. Then you have a realistic idea of how each bike will perform over the same route/geography and road/weather conditions. This ...

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ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson 48 Review

By Heath The Chief In the wonderful world of Harley-Davidson there are many many options to choose. If you’re a younger rider like myself there are certain bikes, styles that appeal to us. Sure, I could be into ripping down the canyon on a 1200 GX something or other draggin’ my knee trying to avoid any dirt, dogs or other idiot drivers, or I could be ...

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Daytona Bike Week 2015

Pics By Pastor Z and Ken Tice Daytona Bike Week is always an opportunity to hang out with a few hundred thousand of your closest friends. This year was no different. It was awesome an awesome rally. I’ve been going every year since 2007! Although my flights got waaaay delayed – and I arrived later than planned, I finally got settled in at about midnight. The next ...

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2nd Annual Phoenix Wounded Vets Run

Story/Photos by Smiles The Wounded Vets Run is the culmination of a dream, an inspiration by one man in Boston. With a desire to bring awareness to critically wounded vets who have served in the wars overseas, the dream of the Wounded Vets Run came to life. The run originated in Boston in 2011 and was originally inspired by Cpl Vincent Mannion Brodeur, who is one of ...

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Mike Ness, Social Distortion plays Lost Highway May 30th

On Family, Music & Motorcycles Randy Twells Interview with Mike Ness Photos courtesy Mike Ness/Black Kat Kustoms I had the chance to speak with Mike Ness recently in a phone interview, and get his thoughts on a variety of things. Playing at the Lost Highway event May 30th, who knew he rides a ’53 Pan? – it has “Social Distortion” on the tank. But ...

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AZBW – 1st Annual Quick Throttle Premier Builders Bagger Show

The week before the official start of ABW is when the parties start. Ramjets Customer Appreciation Day, The Trifecta and Buddy Stubbs Biker Bash are just a few “big” pre rally events that happen the week before ABW. Next year get here early – you don’t want to miss these! Sunday March 22nd happens to be my Traci’s Birthday, we started out the day meeting Angela and her ...

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2015 Indian Scout: City bike – or all around cruiser?

  Story by Ray Seidel Though now made in Spirit Lake, Iowa, as most readers know, “Indian Moto cycle” was born in 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Production of motorcycles continued until around the summer of 1953, though Indian did NOT (contrary to Wikipedia) go bankrupt – they were acquired by the Brits. Sales continued through several different owners through the years – mostly rebadged imports, and in fact ...

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Derricks, Dinosaurs and James Dean

California Dream Roads Story & Photos by Gary Koz Mraz State Routes 33 and 58 are amongst several of California’s dream motorcycle roads. Combined, they represent over 180 miles of motorcycle friendly riding. The southern start point of SR 33 begins in the seaside mission town of Ventura at the Pier. This I know because I wrote the book: “Piers of the West Coast – Travelled ...

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Frogman’s Rocket 3

Photos of the Decoson and the Rocket 3 by Randy Johnson Randy Grubb has been ranked among the top 15 U.S. fabricators by Hot Rod Magazine. He built Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the DecoLiner (the coolest combination of art deco with an RV that we’ve ever seen), the DecoPods, and the body for the Bob Maddox Pulse ...

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Ramjet’s AZ Bike Week Pre-Rally Party

  Let the games begin! Pre rally stuff starts here in Arizona around the middle of March. The first big Arizona Bike Week pre-rally party is called “Ramjet’s Customer Appreciation Day”. Traci and I hopped on the Dyna and headed up there, sunny, about 85, just a beautiful day in the Valley of the Sun. Ramjets is about a half ...

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