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A Job Well Done – Tinker Talk 3

Anything worth doing is worth doing right. You should always strive to complete a job in its entirety the very first time it is attempted. We are all faced with the temptation to cut corners every now and then. Cutting these corners may save time and/or money but may often result in having to perform the job a second time. ...

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Motorcycling the Himalayas, Part 3

Push For Everest By Koz Mraz We had just been denied entry to Tibet at the Chinese border-crossing after traveling hundreds of miles through the most difficult and challenging terrain I’ve ever ridden. The thought of riding that again was excruciating. And what was the reason the Chinese turned us away? It was their lunch time. The Chinese officially-designated lunch ...

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July 2018 Shop Talk with Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans

By Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans Photos by Ryan Tonry & Samantha M. Frontiera     Shannon:  Aloha gang, Shop Talk with Shannon… Ryan:  And Ryan. Shannon:  And Ryan, I wasn’t going to exclude you. Ryan:  I’m not worried about that.  What are we talking about? Shannon:  This cool bike that we built. Ryan:  Beautiful paint job, yeah that’s very cool. ...

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June 2018 Shop Talk with Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans

By Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans Photos by Ryan Tonry, Samantha M. Frontiera & Tom Christian   Ryan: Hey everybody, I’m Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms Shannon: I’m Shannon Aikau and this is Shop Talk with Shannon and Ryan today. Ryan: (staring at Shannon) Shannon: What? It is ShopTalk. Ryan: I know, I’ve never been part of ShopTalk…. Shannon: Me neither, it’s the ...

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Good Times and Old School Drag Racing

By Tom McCarthy When you wake up in the morning at a dragway, in the pits, you stumble out of your car as the full moon is setting over the hills, and you notice the flicker of campfires through the early morning light. The smell of wood smoke is noticeable as you make your way to the common restroom area, ...

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Motorcycling the Himalayas, Part 2

Riding the Ragged Edge By Koz Mraz • Photos by Koz Mraz and Jack Callander MOUNTAIN “I say without hesitation, that motorcyclists love the mountain. It is where we dance. We freely fall into gravity’s demanding arms, then with a twist of the throttle are thrust into the next delicious curve. A graceful ballet of endless pirouettes lifting the spirit as ...

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Assault on the Battery – Tinker Talk 2

A motorcycle’s battery is the heart of the entire electrical system. Waiting until the battery light comes on is not the ideal time to test its health. The basic health of a battery can be determined by conducting a few simple tests with a common multimeter. In this article you will be provided with instructions on how to perform these ...

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Motorcycles of the Stars, part 2

By Ray Seidel Click here to visit the Motorcycles of the Stars photo gallery.  Celebrities, be it cinema, TV or music, are often thought of as keeping a wide distance from the rest of us mere mortals, secluded in exclusive estates in Beverly Hills and the like, with staff to do the driving to keep the mansion stocked with wine ...

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Mickey Jones: An American Legend!

By Pastor Z, Photos by Pastor Z, Pete Alva, Rick Jones and online sources I had the pleasure of meeting Mickey Jones back in the 90’s at the Love Ride.   He was always so friendly to me as I am a Christian Pastor, and Mickey was a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. We always spent quite a ...

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Motorcycling the Himalayas, Part 1

A Trip Through Time on Royal Enfields – Part 1 By Koz Mraz. Photos by Himalayan Roadrunners I am preparing for a motorcycle trip to the Himalayas in year 2075. Riding Royal Enfields at altitudes up to eighteen thousand feet I’ll need to be physically, mentally and psychologically prepared. What will I bring? How will I travel, where will I ...

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