National Stories

2008 Big Dog

With two chopper-style bikes and three pro-street models – including the completely redesigned Pitbull and all-new Mutt WICHITA, Kansas (September 5, 2007) – Big Dog Motorcycles, the world’s largest manufacturer of custom bikes, jump-started the custom motorcycle niche nearly 15 years ago, and, with each model year, new benchmarks are set in terms of style, technology, and riding comfort. For ...

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Big Bear Means Business

By Koz Mraz With a plethora of motorcycle manufacturers in America, picking the perfect ride has become thought provoking. In the old days it was either imported flavors or a Harley (or perhaps some iteration of Indian). Today dozens of other motorcycle manufacturers have become well known thanks to the Discovery Channel, but in this challenging motorcycle industry environment, not ...

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Engine Break-in

Ask a couple of mechanics in the same room about how to break in an engine and you’re likely to start a heated discussion. Engine break in is a topic with a wide variety of opinions. Each with varying degrees of validity and each based on experience. There is virtually no published widely available engineering study backing the opinions and ...

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The Return of Hollister

Article by Babydoll Pics by Babydoll, Pizano, and Art Hall We arrived in Bolado Park in our home away from home, with our three dogs and our daughter, knowing that the park would be overflowing with Boozefighter’s from all over, being the 60th anniversary in Hollister and the place where their story began. Many of us still wonder why we ...

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Big Bear Choppers – Ride the Mountain

By Mike “Spike” Sayer • Photos by Mike Sayer & Art Hall It is hard to believe that summer is already here. The first event that makes summer a reality to me is the Big Bear Choppers – 5th Annual Ride the Mountain event! By now the days are getting longer and warmer, especially when the morning coastal “June Gloom” ...

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Motorcycle Madness

I always enjoy going out of the So. Cal. area for bike shows. For several years I have wanted to attend the Motorcycle Madness Show in Santa Maria as it is only a leisurely three-hour scenic ride up the coast to just below San Louis Obispo. Finally this year I made my commitment early and there was no turning back. ...

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Laughlin River Run 2007

By Mike “Spike” Sayer In anticipation for this year’s Laughlin River Run, marking the Event’s 25th Anniversary, time seemed to drag by through our very strange and unusual southern California weather until the day finally came to load up the Road King and head out towards the Colorado River for five fun-packed days of sunshine and freedom. My lovely wife ...

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Quick Throttle Magazine Expo 2007

2nd Annual Totally-Biased Review by CD & Lisa Dalgaard Pics By Pete Alva, Oso, Mikes Sayer, Randy Twells and Linda Dahl Sun, Fun, Bikes, Music, and (one of my favorite things to do) Shopping. That’s why almost 4,000 attendees came to the 2nd Annual Quick Throttle Expo on St. Patty’s Day weekend, March 17th and 18th. Ok so, this was ...

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The Radial Motorcycle

STORY & PHOTOS BY BERNIE TYRRELL One night in a bar while sketching on a napkin, (a picture of said napkin complete with beer stain is included), John Levey and his two friends/Partners, Chet Thomas and Tim Deml of the Rapid City, SD area who work in the Medical field doing repair to medical equipment such as X-ray machines, came ...

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Lessons from an Old Biker

Four wheels move the body.  Two wheels move the soul. Life may begin at 30, but it doesn’t get real interesting until  about 60 mph! You start the game of life with a full pot o’ luck and an empty pot o’ experience… The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck. If ...

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