Ford’s Press Release – the 2012 F-150 HD Edition

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Aug 152011
 

 

 

8/12/2011 4:05 PM EST

2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 Offers the Ultimate in Performance, Style with New Features, Class-Leading Power

The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 delivers on the custom cool design that the lineup has been known for, with new snakeskin leather interior accents, a new stylized bodyside graphic and a new wheel and premium paint color. Combine that with a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine and plenty of technology, and it delivers power, capability and style like no other.
2012 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 offers distinctive new design enhancements with snakeskin leather interior accents and unique bodyside graphic tv zeitung online for free. Also new for 2012 are 22-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and unique center cap as well as a premium exterior color choice – White Platinum Tri-Coat Standard content includes the voice-activated Navigation System, a 4.2-inch productivity screen, power moonroof and Remote Start System The truck is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, which uses big-bore architecture to deliver a best-in-class 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque and provides maximum trailer towing capability of 7,500 pounds
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STURGIS, S.D., Aug. 9, 2011 – The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 delivers on the custom cool design the lineup is known for, with new snakeskin leather interior accents and a stylized bodyside graphic spiele kaufen und downloaden. Also new are the wheel design and a premium paint color. Combine that with a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine and plenty of technology, and it delivers power, capability and style like no other.

“This is a great pairing of two icons of the open road: Ford and Harley-Davidson. Both brands appeal to truck owners and motorcycle enthusiasts alike,” said Marc Lapine, Ford F-150 marketing manager herunterladen. “For 2012 we worked with Harley-Davidson to continue to push the styling envelope while still delivering the durability and power that F-150 is known for and that our collective customers expect. It perfectly captures both brands.”

The successful collaboration between Ford and Harley-Davidson has produced 10 F-150 models, as well as six Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models, and in 2009 the first Harley-Davidson F-450 edition truck kostenlos downloaden farm spiele. Ford has sold more than 70,000 Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks since the brands teamed up in 1999.

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The exterior of the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 offers a bold front fascia and six-bar billet-style bright chrome grille, and it boasts “Harley-Davidson” bright chrome badging. The truck also has a lowered appearance with a standard, fully integrated deployable running board.

Also standard are new 22-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and Harley-Davidson bar and shield logo on center cap download free antivirus program. The paint selection is classic Harley-Davidson – Tuxedo Black and White Platinum Tri-Coat; this is the first year white has been offered.

New graphics on the bodyside of the truck are executed in a unique snakeskin texture, while “Harley-Davidson” dimensional lettering is featured on the box side. The snakeskin is inspired by tank inserts on premium-level Harley-Davidson motorcycles and also comes into play on the interior.

“This is the first time we’ve captured the full spectrum of light to dark on the exterior,” said Mike Massara, F-150 program manager testversion publisher 2010 kostenlos downloaden. “The graphic flows and accents the design curve of the truck, yet brings the texture of the snakeskin into the vehicle, which is something that’s very difficult to do.”

Interior trim panels are covered in high-gloss Tuxedo Black paint, while the console lid and upper steering wheel carry the snakeskin leather. The scuff plate features brushed aluminum with snakeskin texture. All interior chrome surfaces feature a satin finish. Premium snakeskin leather-trimmed seats come with accent color inserts and unique cloisonné badge amazon movies download android.

The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 interior is customized to appeal to the truck buyer who appreciates the attention to detail for which both Ford and Harley-Davidson are renowned.

Examples are the seats and the console lid featuring handmade cloisonné badges that are produced by the same company that makes badges for Harley-Davidson motorcycles; the console has limited-edition serialization plates, which include laser-engraved VIN and build numbers fehler beim herunterladen von gta.

Nearly every member of the Harley-Davidson F-150 team at Ford is a Harley-Davidson owner.

Superior convenience
The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 offers plenty of technology options to meet customer needs. Key to helping customers take advantage of all the capability offered by the Harley-Davidson F-150 is a standard 4.2-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) productivity screen download amazon series.

This screen offers a range of menu options, giving the customer important information on everything from fuel economy to towing performance. The menu is navigated through a five-way button on the steering wheel; the screen is positioned between the tachometer and speedometer.

Additionally, the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 comes equipped with a standard voice-activated Navigation System that integrates several functions, including voice-recognition destination entry, climate control and SiriusXM Satellite Radio into one easy-to-use system, displaying them on an 8-inch touch screen herunterladen.

For the customer who wants more control of transmission gear selection, SelectShift Automatic™ transmission functionality is standard. A toggle switch located on the console shift lever engages the mode, where the transmission doesn’t second-guess the driver, giving total control over gear selection and performance feel.

Other standard features on the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 include:
Power moonroof Rear view camera Second-row heated seats Ambient lighting Remote Start System 110-volt power inverter Power-adjustable performance pedals
Potent power
Ford tapped into a bit of its proud racing heritage to create the 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, which uses big-bore architecture to produce impressive horsepower and torque. The gasoline engine delivers a best-in-class 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque and provides maximum trailer towing capability of 7,500 pounds.

Customer benefits of the 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine include:
SOHC valvetrain with roller-rocker shafts: The single overhead camshaft (SOHC) per cylinder head design results in a stiff valvetrain that allows optimized camshaft lift profiles and results in great low-speed torque. The roller-rocker shafts allow valve angles to be splayed, resulting in optimized intake and exhaust port layout for better breathing Dual-equal variable cam timing: Intake and exhaust valve opening and closing events are phased at the same time to optimize fuel efficiency and performance throughout the engine speed range and throttle positions Two spark plugs per cylinder: Due to the large bore size, two spark plugs per cylinder are used to more efficiently burn the fuel-air mixture in the combustion chamber, enabling better fuel economy and increased engine torque. The twin plugs also help the engine maintain a smooth, stable idle Dual knock sensors: A knock sensor on each bank of cylinders of the V8 engine allows the spark timing of each cylinder to be individually optimized real-time, throughout the engine speed range. The engine learns the optimum timing via an adaptive algorithm
F-Series firsts
Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks have continuously been pushing the envelope of innovation, bringing a variety of features to F-Series for the first time, including:
20-inch wheels 22-inch wheels Wet-on-wet paint Superchargers Badges as interior ornamentation All-wheel drive Power deployable running boards High-gloss painted interior
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Jul 212011
 

Well, I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for months now… as I do every year.  You see, my beautiful wife and I celebrate our anniversary on July 20th, and each year it is something I am proud of and excited to celebrate!  But, this year was a touch different.  You see, this year, instead of having to wait until Sturgis, the announcements of the new Harley line up happened on, you guessed it, my anniversary!  Now, that is not to belittle my big day with the ol’ lady; of course I wait with baited breath each year to celebrate that milestone.  This year was no different and I could not wait for our Anniversary Date, just as soon as I was able to get to the Harley shop and get the inside scoop from the Dealer’s Meeting icloud fotos op windows downloaden.

 

So here’s the skinny:

2012 really does not have much new.  Now, there are some big changes, but not a whole lot new mit iphone video von facebook downloaden.

The biggest news is that many of the line up have finally received a boost in the ol’ muscle department.  The 103 engine that was first introduced in the CVO models a few years back, has trickled down to the standard fleet.  For those who think a bit differently about those numbers, a 103 is about a 1688cc engine.  More importantly for many is that the HP numbers are approx cod mwen. 100 from the factory (which will probably change before you leave the parking lot as I am sure you are gonna put on a better breathing system and exhaust, maybe a Power Commander, and possibly even a hotter cam) hintergrundmusik herunterladen.

So, the 103 is found in all the touring models (including the standard Road King which was left out last year), all the Softails (cause we all know they are the Blvd download dazn videos. hot rods), and many of the Dynas.  My guess is that the Dyna line will all get the update in another year or so… keeping some costs down and some entry models more affordable with the 96ci waiting music for free wav. (The Wide Glide, Fat Bob, and new Switchback got the 103 and the Street Bob and Super Glide Custom were held back with the 96).

The other big change in availability is that you can now get ANY of the big twin models with ABS.  Some will like it, some will not.  It is an option so you certainly don’t have to get it.  I personally am looking forward to it because Harley is one of the few that have an independent system, meaning that the front and rear brakes are NOT integrated.  This allows me to use the front or rear brake, as I see fit not a power transfer between the two.  I don’t care what you say, I know the importance of each brake and if I want just front or back, then I want just front or back… ‘nuff said Download media player dvd for free.

 

On to the new models:

 

The Night Rod® Special is updated with new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, an inverted front fork and improved ergonomics flickr photo iphone.

  • NEW Black, split five-spoke cast aluminum wheels are three pounds lighter than previous wheels.
  • NEW Tapered tail section with flush-mount LED taillight haushaltsbuch vollversion kostenlos herunterladen.
  • NEW Pullback handlebar places controls three inches closer to the rider and optimizes overall feel with a low, wide position.
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  • NEW Inverted front forks.
  • NEW Two-up seat with custom stitching.
  • NEW Stylized, black speed screen visor.
  • NEW Slim design, center-mount license plate.

 

Harley-Davidson celebrates a decade of power cruising with the V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, finished in Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that evokes the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod model that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine in 2002. All V-Rod models will carry V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.

 

The new Dyna® Switchback combines hard saddlebags and a windshield with the eager handling and Twin Cam 103 performance of the Dyna chassis. It’s a custom-touring bike ready for a long weekend trip, until the detachable bags and windshield are removed. Then in seconds the Switchback becomes a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and a mini-ape handlebar. This convertible concept makes the versatile Switchback two motorcycles in one.

 

The new CVO™ Road Glide® Custom is one of four limited-production 2012 models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™, each turned out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles. CVO Road Glide Custom is a hot-rod bagger with a frame-mounted fairing topped with a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system, and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console.  This model takes the place of last year’s Road Glide Ultra CVO.

 

 

 

 

Tattoo Contest on Saturday

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Jul 142011
 

Looking for something fun to do this weekend??  Well, if you are in the greater Houston area, why not stop by Republic HD to check out the live tattooing and the bikini contest?  Should be a great time.  They have some of the best tattoo artists that Houston has to offer doing work live on the floor for you to watch and vote upon.  In fact, you might even see me there… not as an artist, not as a participant, but possibly as a judge.  I was just invited to judge and am trying to find a way to swing it… if you see a green Panhead parked out front, you will know I made it Download gta 5 mods for free.

 

Love, Respect, and Tattoo Fun,

 

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Below is the press release:

 

REPUBLIC HARLEY-DAVIDSON 

2011 TATTOO SHOWDOWN & BIKINI CONTEST

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Coming up Saturday is Republic’s annual Tattoo Event and this year is an actual Tattoo Showdown on the showroom floor with Houston’s finest tattoo artist competing for $1000.00 Cash Prizes herunterladen! These are true ‘artists’ performing live tattooing with both Judge’s Award and People’s Choice Award.

 

Please see www.republichd.com for all of the information ios apps downloaden.

 

Ink is permanent and so are life’s memories. I am having my “Tattoo Diary” inked into my arms as ‘sleeves’ bosstransformation kostenlos downloaden. These very special tattoos representing the noteworthy events and memories I have experienced in my life with references to loved ones, significant relationships, special pets, and online filme kostenlos deutsch. Of course, motorcycles. Please follow the progress and eventual completion of this project on the REPUBLIC FACEBOOK as I continue this rather bizarre episode in my life or should I say ‘another’ bizarre episode whatsapp sprachnachricht nicht downloaden. This outstanding artistic undertaking is the work of George Arenas, of I-45 INK, 8301 Gulf Freeway, 713-941-8787. George listened to my stories and ideas and developed the design from his talents and supporting pictures download europcar invoice. All of his work is freehand and exceptional!

 

Of course, the REPUBLIC 2011 TATTOO SHOWDOWN would not be complete without beautiful ladies. On the same day we are having a Bikini Contest LIVE on the showroom floor!

 

Jun 302011
 

The Dealer News is out and the 2012 Models have begun to roll!  The Sportsters and the Touring bikes are already shipping and will be available on dealer’s floors almost immediately.  And for any of you who are getting into the three-wheeled world, the trikes are also being released.

 

I don’t have any super special or top secret details, but I know that ALL the touring rigs now ship with a 103 engine panda pop!  So I have waited long enough.  I see a Road King in my future… anyone want to buy an Anniversary Edition Deuce??  How about a 15 passenger van???  Or a Ford Focus Wagon??  Gonna have to sell all three, but that King will have a nice spot in the ol gahrahge when I am done!!

 

Oh, and if these bikes don’t tickle your fancy, the full release is July 20th… Which is earlier than the usual Sturgis Release, so HD is jumping on the “get the bikes out there before the season ends” bandwagon schreib programme kostenlos downloaden.

 

Love, Respect, and New Harleys,

 

ArtBiker

 

MILWAUKEE (June 29, 2011) Harley-Davidson has begun delivery of all 15 models in the 2012 Touring, Trike (North America only) and Sportster lines to its dealers in the U.S. and Europe. These motorcycles will be available for sale immediately, giving customers an opportunity to get on a 2012-model Harley-Davidson with much of the riding season still available adobe.com gratisen. Shipment of these select 2012 models has been accelerated to provide greater continuity of supply in dealerships during the peak summer selling season. Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson summer dealer meeting in Anaheim, California.

2012 Sportster: The six 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models range from the affordable Dark Custom roadster posture of the Iron 883â„¢ to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200Xâ„¢ gta 5 kostenlosen für ps4. Each Sportster model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.

Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster® 1200 Custom, the motorcycle that introduced the web-based H-D1™ Bike Builder factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, customers can personalize their 1200 Custom with seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint and engine finish options that are installed right at the factory app to download movies for free. Even more dealer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson dealer to review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the dealer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer iphone musik gratis herunterladen.

All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin® Scorcher™ tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster motorcycle to provide ideal grip, even wear and longer life. Fifteen Sportster paint options include seven new color choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either gloss black or denim black to match the finish on other bodywork musik von vk.com downloaden. The Forty-Eight model will have a new tank graphic.

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models SuperLow™ 
Iron 883™ 
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2012 Touring: For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson Touring models are powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine with Automatic Compression Release and integrated oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103 provides outstanding performance around town and on the open road. All Touring models also feature the 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and an Isolated Drive System for smooth power delivery audiobooks for free without registration. The Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive maneuverability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort.

All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new “tubeless” Chrome Lace Aluminum Wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair windows 10 herunterladen tu dresden. Six new colors or color combinations are among the 12 paint options offered within the 2012 Touring model line.

2012 Harley-Davidson Touring models Road King® 
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2012 Trike: The 2012 Tri Glide Ultra Classic brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment, based on chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. With a deluxe Tour-Pak™ carrier and integrated trunk, a four-speaker/ 80-watt Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric reverse drive, the Tri Glide Ultra Classic inspires confidence, passion and independence in any riding situation video online. The Tri Glide Ultra will be available in three color combinations: Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl / Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo / Merlot Sunglo.

Details on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike and Sportster models are available at h-d.com/2012.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com.

 

 

 

 

 

May 092011
 

Yup, you probably know about my Panhead… Love her to death download soundcloud tracks.  My good friend, Steve “BrewDude” Garn was the man who did the good work on her… put her in a new green dress and worked over the engine herunterladen.  When she came home to me, there were a couple things I wanted to tweak as well as a bad set of gaskets in the rear cylinder… it happens sometimes herunterladen.  Luckily for me, Steve walked me through a few things on the phone as I pulled the engine and replaced the faulty gaskets.

 

Since then, I have had a few issues here and there herunterladen.  I need to replace a diaphragm in the petcock and I think I am getting an intake leak at the manifold… surely from not getting everything put back exactly right after taking the engine back out pretty little liars kostenlos downloaden.  Live and learn.  I am also on the lookout for a new (used) carb to put on her.  She is a 49 bottom with a 57 or so top… If you have anything that you think will work for me, send info apple appsen nicht.

 

Anyway, thought I would put up the pics from the engine pull.  Give you an idea of what she is looking like!  Thanks to all my boys in the club for coming out to lend a hand, hold a light, or just stand by and laugh download apple purchased music.  Love you all! SFFS!

 

Love, Respect, and Panheads Forever,

 

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