Northwest Stories

ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson 48 Review

By Heath The Chief In the wonderful world of Harley-Davidson there are many many options to choose. If you’re a younger rider like myself there are certain bikes, styles that appeal to us. Sure, I could be into ripping down the canyon on a 1200 GX something or other draggin’ my knee trying to avoid any dirt, dogs or other idiot drivers, or I could be ...

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Emerald City Harley-Davidson Anniversary Luau

By Diana Olmstead On the 3rd Saturday in April, Emerald City Harley-Davidson celebrated their 3rd Anniversary, Luau style! As I rolled in on my bike around noon the first person I noticed was their Sales Mgr, Robert Herrington, standing in the parking lot. He was wearing a festive Hawaiian shirt and lei as well as a grass hula skirt over his walking shorts. No doubt about it ...

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2015 Indian Scout: City bike – or all around cruiser?

  Story by Ray Seidel Though now made in Spirit Lake, Iowa, as most readers know, “Indian Moto cycle” was born in 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Production of motorcycles continued until around the summer of 1953, though Indian did NOT (contrary to Wikipedia) go bankrupt – they were acquired by the Brits. Sales continued through several different owners through the years – mostly rebadged imports, and in fact ...

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Frogman’s Rocket 3

Photos of the Decoson and the Rocket 3 by Randy Johnson Randy Grubb has been ranked among the top 15 U.S. fabricators by Hot Rod Magazine. He built Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the DecoLiner (the coolest combination of art deco with an RV that we’ve ever seen), the DecoPods, and the body for the Bob Maddox Pulse ...

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ROAD TEST: 2015 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Special Review

By Heath “The Chief” The wind is screaming through your helmet for 500 hundred straight hours on Germany’s infamous Autobahn, at the same time you ride it for 80,000 miles and on top of that you’re riding a Porsche and it’s not like anything you have ever ridden before. Did I fail to mention you’re riding a superbike also? Well, ...

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Windscreens for the 2015 Harley-Davidson RoadGlide

Story Gary Koz Mraz and Dennis Cherewick, Photos: Mraz The 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is available this year in a Standard, Special and CVO model. The feature that most distinguishes the Road Glide is of course its framemount “Shark-nose” fairing. It’s new “triple slipstream vent” system improves airflow while reducing buffeting. Side vents and a centrally located top vent in ...

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Into the Fire: The Crossfire LLS

By Gary Koz Mraz 2015 Champion/Victory Cross Country Tour Trike Three wheelers have become all the rage and come in all flavors. From reverse Trikes like the CanAm Spyder (two wheels in front and one in the rear) to traditional Trike conversion manufacturers that offer a plethora of models. Champion/Lehman alone has 24 different Trike kits available. Now, they have ...

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SOA – Reflecting on the 7-Year Journey

Story by Ray Seidel Editor’s Note: Like many fans of the show, I was “resigned” to it’s ending and appreciated the way it was resolved, but still felt some sadness to see it go. I had grown somewhat close to the characters, even the psychopathic ones…so the morning after the last episode I wrote to Ray and asked if he ...

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Road Glide Reborn: 2015 Road Glide Standard

Story and Photos: Gary Koz Mraz Ode to Road Glide: Introduced in 1979 as the Harley-Davidson Tour Glide, this infamous shark nosed motorcycle officially transformed into the “Road Glide” in 1998. Harley’s only frame-mounted faring motorcycle stirred mixed emotions. As the bagger craze exploded, the Road Glide became the custom bagger of choice and remains so to this day. Mothballed ...

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The 37th Annual Olympia Toy Run: “It’s All About the Kids”

Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson, Nan Bridges, Jacob Hudson, Lisa CvC On Saturday December 6th, 2014 riders from all across western Washington converged in Lacey, WA for the 37th Annual Olympia Toy Run that benefits the Salvation Army ‘Toy n’ Joy’ Shop! The weather wasn’t bad, just a bit of light rain and drizzle off and on ...

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