National Stories

NHRA Drag Racing Action

By Tom McCarthy On Sunday, March 17th, 2019, the National Hot Rod Association hosted the 50th annual NHRA Gatornationals, at the storied Gainesville Raceway, in Gainesville, Florida. It hardly seems like it’s been five decades, but it has, and the race was one for the books: the record books for Harley-Davidson racers and fans. It was three days of fast ...

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Daytona Bike Week

By T.J. and Stephanie Thompson From the Daytona International Speedway to the Atlantic beach boardwalks, Daytona Bike Week brought the bike shows, custom builds, and the epic parties for the 78th Anniversary Bike Week Festival March 8-17, 2019. The ten-day event included live music, food vendors, custom bike builds, demo rides, bike shows, concerts, a bike parade, motorcycle vendors, and ...

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Easyriders Bike Show Tour 2019

By Stacy McCleary Charlotte, NC — On Thursday, January 24, my wife, Danell and I flew out of Oakland, California to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the Easyriders Invitational Bike Show.  We arrived without any problems and picked up our rental car for the week.  We were lucky enough to have good friends that live twenty miles outside Charlotte.  They ...

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Police Bike: 1978 Harley-Davidson FLHP

By Tracey Kohman I caught up with my friend Woody this summer and he introduced me to his bike, an early 1978 Harley-Davidson FLHP. I was happy to take the small tour and soak up the brief history lesson I was about to get. He began by explaining that “a blind man forged it out of a meteor after it ...

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TINKER TALK: Assault On The Battery Round 2

Some of you may remember my May 2018 edition of Tinker Talk where I went over testing a motorcycle battery. While at Run-a-mucca Motorcycle & Music Festival last year I was approached by a gentleman who read that one and suggested that I also do one on battery replacement. Ask and you shall receive, my friend. Obviously, every bike is ...

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Cycle Expo Super Swap

By Tracey Kohman This past week I ventured out to the “Cycle Expo Super Swap” in Syracuse, NY. It was at the State Fairgrounds, so I expected it to be big and I wasn’t disappointed. As I looked around, it was obvious to me that this was where every biker enthusiast was spending their Saturday.  The first stop in my ...

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The Patch Trial Verdict

On February 28, 2019, Federal District Court Judge David O. Carter upheld the United States Constitution and stood strong in support of the 1st Amendment when he declared that the United States Government could not seize and ban the use of the Mongols Motorcycle Club’s patch. At stake was the essence of the 1st Amendment- the ability to freely wear ...

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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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