National Stories

EagleRider Tours: The true Baja & the new Baja – 1,000 miles of adventure

Baja carries a certain wild-west mystique; a ridin’ hard with guns-a-blazing vibe as well as a party-hardy, beers-a-poundin’ appeal. With expatriates from all over the world buying property and relocating here, the main infrastructure is very stable and growing. The new Baja? Between the new toll-roads and the Trans-Peninsula Highway, there’s thousands of miles of two-lane blacktop traversing the world’s ...

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Harley Drag Racing 2019: Looking Ahead

By Tom McCarthy With the new year of 2019 firmly in place, the various motorcycle drag racing sanctions have settled on their venues and are ready to rock the house with plenty of action from coast-to-coast, beginning with the 59th annual NHRA Winternationals. The Lucas Oil Winternationals will happen February 7-10, 2019, at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California, ...

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Tinker Talk: February 2019

Lubrication Proper lubrication is crucial for most moving parts. This spans far beyond the liquid oils contained in the various cavities throughout a motorcycle. Moving parts such as cables, bearings and pivot points require lubrication to function ideally. If a component slides, rotates, pivots or reciprocates, it likely needs to be lubricated in some way. Unfortunately, many of these things ...

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Whose Patch is Next?

By Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs Mongols MC, General Counsel Sitting in a somber federal courthouse in Santa Ana, California, a jury box is full of curious and pensive faces. US Attorney Steve Welk speaks to them forcefully. Welk is going well beyond any legal argument. He is attacking the very soul of motorcycle culture and using every scare tactic that he ...

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The Lone Star Rally

Galveston, Texas 2018 By Pastor Z. The Lone Star Rally is by far one of the largest rallies in the United States! Estimates hit 400,000 people, and 300,000 motorcycles. It is definitely Texas’ answer to Sturgis. Southern hospitality at its absolute finest. How does this little island named Galveston, immortalized in song by Glen Campbell, draw so many people from ...

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Tinker Talk January 2019

Playing Matchmaker with Motorcycle Parts With it being the middle of winter I am certain that many of you are embarking on significant projects pertaining to your motorcycles. In order to complete these projects in time for riding season, efficiency is key. One of the things that challenges efficiency is downtime. During the off season many motorcycle related businesses are ...

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Biketoberfest 2018

By The Ornery One We received a call from our buddy, Scott: the owner of a bagger bike he named Public Enemy No.1, on October 10th about coming down for the Baddest Bagger show during Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Florida. Biketoberfest was the weekend of October 19th-21st 2018. The trip down to Daytona Beach from northwest Arkansas would take us ...

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Bayou Renegade Rally

By Dubois Daniels of Louisiana Biker Magazine Veterans Day Weekend 2018 saw the running of the Bayou Renegade Rally,  an ambitious multi-day progressive poker run that spanned the length of Louisiana. Running from Shreveport to Lake Charles, the event also served to kick off the Bicentennial Celebration of Louisiana’s “No Man’s Land.” The Neutral Strip (No Man’s Land) draws its name ...

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TINKER TALK: The Purest Form of Hand Made

By Justin James It seems as though there is an automated process or a machine that does everything for us these days. We have an app for this, a program for that and so on. Our worlds are so dependent on technology that we rarely take the time to do things manually or by hand. When I say by hand ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special Review

Donning a “Skratch” signature Bell helmet, Ray-Bans, sleeveless flannel and cuffed denims over my MotoBailey motorcycle shoes, I stripped 25 years off my age as I mounted the Sportster Forty-Eight Special-- named after the year Harley-Davidson introduced the small peanut tank.

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