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May 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: The May 2019 edition of Quick Throttle Magazine is dedicated to women who ride! We also check out the Bling Devas and motorcycle clubs for women. Plus, we take a look at the 2019 Vulcan Vaquero, report on the NHRA Drag Racing and Daytona Bike Week, plus much more.   NORTHWEST EDITION:  The May 2019 edition of Quick ...

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Tinker Talk – May 2019

By Justin James An engine’s spark plugs are a small component tasked with a big job. Being able to understand them can turn out to be useful. In this edition of Tinker Talk we will go over the basics of spark plug electrode material, heat range and inspection. Inspection: Spark plugs should be inspected at the specified service intervals or ...

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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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Motorcycle Clubs for Women

By Tracey Kohman May is for spring flowers, Mother’s Day and lady bikers! Lady bikers are not new to the biker scene. More and more are moving up to the front seat! They have their own traditions, their own dreams! They are forming their own MC’s separate from their counterparts. One such MC is Leather & Lace Motorcycle Club, founded ...

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ROAD TEST: 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Review

By Koz Mraz This motorcycle is a rodeo of fun for any cowboy or cowgirl. Low slung, muscular and dressed in Metallic Spark Black, the Vaquero will challenge any outlaw bagger to a gunfight. (BUCKAROO: Derived from the word “Vaquero”; in Spanish, the letters B and V are both pronounced “B”) At a price point of $16,799 MSRP the fixed-fairing Vaquero ...

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April 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In our 18th anniversary issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, our moto-journalists recap the King’s Day Toy Run, Ed’s Ride, Cycle Expo Super Swap and the Easyriders Bike Show Tour. Plus, we take a look at the 2019 CVO Road Glide 117 in our latest road test. Check out our updated ride and event calendar and much more in ...

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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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ROAD TEST: 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide 117 Review

By Gary Mraz Photos by Mike Cupp In 1979 the “Tour Glide,” Harley-Davidson’s first fixed-fairing motorcycle was introduced with only nineteen made that year. The following year Harley produced 4,480 of these bikes.  In 1998 the Tour Glide became the FLTR Road Glide, using the same frame and motor assembly as the Electra Glide but with a completely redesigned “Shark Nose” fairing.  Aerodynamically refined in 2016, ...

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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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