National Stories

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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Shoestring Budget Road Trip Part 3

By T.J. and  Stephanie Thompson Photos by Stephanie Thompson The moment we have been waiting for… on the eighth day we arrived at the biggest motorcycle rally in the world; the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota! First things first, we rolled down main street to check out the crowd and the scene. The streets were already filling ...

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David Mann Chopper Festival Artist Spotlight: Irene Airbrush

By Mike cupp Irene Airbrush came to Southern California in 2016, immigrating from Odessa, Ukraine.  She sought out Ken Moreland’s shop and boldly went inside to ask for a job.  Her timing was impeccable, as Ken was frustrated with his current painter, and told her if she could paint his next bike, she had a job.  Needless to say, her ...

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NHRA Top Fuel Harley 2018: Stronger Than Ever

By Tom McCarthy The NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley 2018 season was the strongest yet for the nitromethane-burning monsters that thunder down 1,320 feet of racing surface at speeds often in excess of 220 MPH. With the front wheel dangling in the air and flames belching from the exhaust pipes, pass after pass, the Top Fuel Harleys never ...

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Shoestring Budget Road Trip, Part Two

Our bags are packed and the bike is loaded. Our journey is really starting! The morning of July 26th we rolled out of our driveway in Harrison, Arkansas, and busted through our sleepy little town.

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