Northwest Stories

Harley-Davidson for 2009

The big news from Harley for 2009 is that aside from a new touring frame and the release of its long awaited Trike, there really is no big news. Harley has instead opted to, in the words of Willie G. Davidson,“refresh and refine our line for 2009.” Many minor changes across the full line include new badging, higher handlebars, chrome ...

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31st Annual Redwood Run: A Real Oldtime Biker Event

  ARTICLE BY BABYDOLL PICS BY PIZANO AND BABYDOLL The Redwood Run is one of the most beloved old school biker events in the country. Each year, I look forward to this event much like I anticipate Christmas with the family. I have made many friends throughout the years, who are like high-school alumni returning to their class reunion, and ...

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The Oily Truth

By Arlin Will your motor really make more power, get better fuel economy, last longer, and run cooler, just by switching to a different brand of oil? I’ve read those claims on the back of a few synthetic oils, and always wanted to test them side by side. Well, last winter I got a call from one of the newer ...

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Bike Fest at Seaside

Written & Photographed By Diana Olmstead SEASIDE, OR — A few months ago my wonderful boss/publisher asked me to cover a weekend bike event that I had never been to. He had attended the previous year and boasted of the event – Bike Fest at Seaside. Naturally I said “Yes” to covering something new! The feedback we receive from our ...

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Indian Rides Again!

Much like the Phoenix, the legendary mythical bird from Greek Mythology that was reborn from its own ashes, so too has Indian motorcycles been reborn out of the ashes of the Gilroy collapse in 2003. This time its third go round will be under the auspices of London based Stellican Ltd. and take place in the most unlikely of places, ...

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Latus Motors H-D Pays Tribute to Our Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day was given extra meaning this year when Latus Motors Harley-Davidson of Gladstone, Oregon put together a day long event that included participation by members of all 5 services, vets, active duty service men and women as well as their families. New recruits to the National Guard were sworn in by Legislative Majority Leader David Hunt. Music was ...

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QT Bike Night at The Junction

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead In May, Quick Throttle Magazine kicked off its Bike Nights 2008 series at the Junction Sports Bar & Grill in Grand Mound, WA. The riders were blessed with perfect riding weather, sunshine and temps in the 70’s! The parking lot was packed with an assortment of bikes ranging from Harleys, Indians, Customs, Metrics, and ...

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Fred Ross Memorial Run 2008

Photos and Story by BlackJack “I figure if they fought in the rain, we can ride in the rain,” said Shirley Robinson who had just arrived at Legend H-D. She and her husband Roby had ridden in the first FRMR in 2004. Hanging from handlebars, coat sleeves and any other available spot were red, white & blue Fred Ross Memorial ...

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Mild to Wild Show

TACOMA, WA — This past April saw the 18th staging of what has become “THE” indoor show to attend in western Washington. It was also the last one for its long time creator, owner and promoter, Chas Marten. He retired the day after the show ended. Not to worry as he sold the show to a long time employee and ...

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Northwest H-D Bike Giveaway

WRITTEN BY DIANA OLMSTEAD Northwest Harley-Davidson started the month of May off with a promotional bang! “The friendliest shop on the west coast” was filled to the brim with hundreds of anxious ticket holders who had entered NWHD’s 2008 Anniversary Edition Dyna Wide Glide Giveaway! As the clock was counting down to the big announcement, it gave everyone time to ...

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