Northwest Stories

StreetMasters: Precision Cornering Workshop

BY GARY MRAZ Epiphanous, enlightening, humbling, perhaps not adjectives normally associated with motorcycle training yet this journey elicits such verbiage.  I recently reviewed the book “Shifting Gears at 50” by Phil Buonpastore in which Walt Fulton is a contributor.  Walt Fulton III and Nancy Foote are the owner/operators of Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops, and I decided it was time to attend. ...

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DHD’s Anniversary Party & Food Truck Rally

4,000 Riders Attend DHD’s Anniversary Party & Food Truck Rally! Visit the DHD Anniversary Party & Food Truck Rally Photo Gallery. Written by Diana Olmstead, Photos by Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson Every year, in April, Downtown Harley-Davidson throws a huge party to celebrate their Anniversary! And every year the dealership is packed inside & out! What’s their secret to ...

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Off Season with Sons of Anarchy

Story by Ray Seidel, photos courtesy of FX We catch up with the cast for some Q&A at PaleyFest for an off-season update. On hand are series creator Kurt Sutter (Otto), Katey Sagal (Gemma), Theo Rossi (Juice), Tommy Flanagan (Chibs), Dayton Callie (Chief  Unser),  David  “DL”  Labrava  (Happy),  Michael  Ornstein (Chucky), and Emilio Rivera (Alvarez). Q: Kurt, how did you ...

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Champion Vulcan Voyager: A Kawasaki Platform Trike

By Koz Mraz, Photos by Ron Sinoy I have become a real fan of Kawasaki. It all started in 2010 when I test rode the Kawasaki Vaquero.  Based on the same platform as its famous Touring motorcycle, the Voyager and Nomad, I was immediately impressed; this motorcycle has it all.  A 1,700cc, SOHC, 52-degree, V-Twin engine transfers power through a ...

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2012 Indian Chief Vintage

Story: Gary Mraz and Mike Dalgaard Photos: Ron Sinoy Styles come and go but some designs are just clas- sic, frozen in time and defy fashion fads.  Passing a 2012 Indian Chief on the freeway one could easily assume its a 1940’s skirted fender predeces- sor. For many including myself the 1948-1953 fully “dressed” Indian Chief defined the word “motorcycle” ...

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 04-01-2012

Washington State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal ...

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ROAD TEST: 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Review

Low In Calories, High In Octane: 2012 Harley-Davidson Slim Story: Gary Koz Mraz, Photos: Ron Sinoy Jenny Craig put Softail on a diet and called it “Slim”. With a scaled down narrow rear tire, chopped fender and simple combination stop/turn/tail lights and a side-mounted license plate, Slim deserves its name. From its trimmed front fender to its narrow rear end, ...

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Bikers In Motion – Part 2

Bikers In Motion – Part 2 Photos by Diana Olmstead and BlackJack              

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WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update: 03-01-2012

WA State Legislature – Motorcycle Rider Legislative Update The following is a list of legislation of interest to motorcycle riders that is currently pending before the Washington State Legislature.  This list is provided as a way for our readers to stay informed and to enable you to contact legislators as they debate issues and for you add your own personal ...

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ROAD TEST: 2012 Harley-Davidson’s Sporty 72 Review

By Gary Koz Mrax, Photos by Ron Sindy We gathered at Cook’s Corner in Orange County for the reveal of Harley-Davidson’s two new motorcycles, The Sportster 72 and the Softail Slim (we’ll fill ya in next month on the Slim).  The Seventy-Two is a respectful nod to an era when the cool kids rode a Sting-Ray and the big boys ...

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