National Stories

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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The Right Tool For The Job – Tinker Talk 1

The ability to improvise, adapt and overcome is a skill every motorcycle enthusiast could put to use. One area where this skill can be beneficial is easily revealed with a look into our tool boxes. Absolutely nobody owns every tool, to perform every job, on every bike out there. Not even the life long technicians who have handed their tool ...

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Story of a special Sportster

By BFC Squint, Ohio I met Tony in elementary school and we quickly became best friends – a friendship that has lasted throughout the years.  As fate would have it, we married sisters; so we have always shared major life events together as family. My wife Pam and I had two daughters. Tony and Tina, had one boy and one ...

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Motorcycling Mayan Mysteries: Ek Balam to Rio Secreto

By Koz Mraz. Photos by Koz & Christina (The Boss) The Yucatan peninsula is well known for its party life in Cancun, the Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches and incredible resorts. I’ve ridden Harleys in Asia, Europe, Jamaica and Bali, so why not here?  The upside is: the toll roads are amazing, secondary roads pretty well maintained and generally the drivers ...

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Wacky Helmets

Story by Ray Seidel. Skid lids. Love ‘em or hate, in nanny states like California, ya gotta wear ‘em. Now, I PERSONALLY think helmets ought to be optional, as there ARE occasions when it makes no sense AT ALL. Having said that, I am less likely (in the day of the cell phone) to ride without one if given the ...

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Harley Drags 2018: Get Ready for Action!

If you’ve never been to the drags to see Harley Davidson V-Twins battle it out, you DON’T know what you’re missing.  If the sights, sounds and the scent of burning rubber don’t impress you, maybe a good whiff of nitromethane will help wake you up to the excitement of motorcycle drag racing in 2018.  Imagine if you can, drag bikes ...

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