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Dear Readers,


A very good friend of mine, Sam Allen, has begun an extensive project documenting Route 66 from a biker’s perspective.  HE NEEDS YOUR HELP.  He would like to list any motorcycle club, shop, hang out, bar, outlet, gathering space, or biker friendly business that lies on Route 66.  The listing is FREE as he is really just trying to create the best motorcycle guide ever for the Mother Road of America.  Be sure to include pictures download samsung smart tv new app!


Please, if you can help out with information, get a hold of Sam at the address below.  If you can’t help out directly, but have an e-mail list or blog that you could put this onto, please do so.  I know he will really appreciate it and I know the guide is going to be an amazing resource for all of the biking community fonds herunterladen.


Sam has been traveling Route 66 for over 20 years and has assembled a team of experts in web design, graphic arts and computer based map making with the knowledge and experience needed to create the most comprehensive web-based Route 66 information center for motorcycle riders and others with an adventurous spirit whatsapp can't download anything. Hey, there is even talk of yours truly stepping up to photograph and help with the project!  I am both flattered and honored.




If you live on Route 66, Sam would like to meet you to hear your Route 66 stories


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Thanks for any help you can provide this project.


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Feb 082011

It is with a heavy heart that I must pass on the news about Wendy Moon’s passing.  A founding editor of the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS), an academic, a rider, a philosopher, and an activist, Wendy will be missed by many people in the motorcycling community luminar 4 downloaden.  The IJMS is dedicating space to this wonderful woman and I encourage you to visit the site and read all you care to read.

Love, Respect, and Ride Free Wendy,


Wendy Moon, staunch supporter of TEAM OREGON and outspoken critic of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) died suddenly at her home in St netflix on mac. Louis, Missouri on January 11, 2011 of a heart attack. She was 57. She is survived by her four children, Rose, Jessica, John and Daniel Leifeld. Private services have been held.

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motto “Holding Powerful Interests Accountable”.

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In 2004 David Hough, Fred Rau and Wendy researched and published a series of articles in Motorcycle Consumer News that sparked a national dialog examining the relationship between the MSF

and the motorcycle manufacturers who finance and direct its activities. Wendy’s tireless and tenacious research exposed the motorcycle industry’s alleged plan for monopolizing motorcycle training. It also revealed a disturbing trend in fatalities and near-fatal injuries to students in MSF-approved rider training courses minecraft beta.

Wendy and her readers suffered a terrible blow in 2009 when the Journalspace servers experienced a catastrophic failure. Her Moonrider blog vaporized along with hundreds of other blogs. Four years of essays and commentary were gone. Even before that, Wendy was discouraged and ready to give up on her blog videos from youtube app. She had invested thousands of dollars on her own, not to mention the countless hours of research and analysis. She was ready to quit, but she wrote:

“I was very discouraged at the time – I felt I had worked very hard for years to little effect . . . and now it was gone forever . . . I thought about it a lot yesterday and decided there is a value in having an alternative view of the efficacy and safety of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider training curriculum available on the Internet Download apps only via wi-fi iphone. . . What was a disaster for Journalspace, then, gives me a chance to re-create a body of work that gives a non-industry and non-governmental perspective on rider training and motorcycle safety . . . So that’s what I’m going to do over time–I’m just going to do it a little differently. And I’ll continue to write on issues that have come up recently and those that will come up in the future.”

So Moonrider became Moonrider Redux, rising from the ashes as Wendy re-established her blog at and took up the challenge again sims 4 grundstücke downloaden. She continued her quest for the truth until her death. Her selfless dedication to motorcycling and motorcycle safety created a priceless archive of data and history. Wendy was key in opening a conversation that continues to reverberate throughout the motorcycle safety community. It promises to forever change and improve motorcycle training empire earth 2 kostenlos downloaden vollversion. By questioning the “Sacred Truths” that many had accepted for years, she revealed the greasy underside of the motorcycle safety industry and inspired us to ask our own questions.

Wendy was a personal friend to many of us. Even when we disagreed, I admired her tenacity and razor- sharp B.S. slicer. She loved motorcycling and motorcyclists. She was persistent, resourceful and brave. This was dedicated to another departed friend who shared Wendy’s remarkable qualities. It is now dedicated to Wendy, too:


We race the lost trails of the galaxy, thundering down from hyperspace for gas and Gatorade, a hastily scribbled note,

time, date, mileage and a half-forgotten quote, from a crumbling spire on the abandoned shore of Mare Copernicus

Alone together on our quest we dream a grail of smoke and steel, of headlight-lasered highway signs, meteors flashing through dark pines, immersed in wailing mustang wind the dusty sweetgrass scent of night, the fire between our wheels.

Drawn ever toward our shimmering goal, we run to crest the shifting tide. Freed by trial of spirit, flesh and heart, by wheeled magic fueled on breath of nameless stars, we shed our mortal boundaries,

mere riders no more. Becoming,

at last, The Ride.

Wendy’s loss leaves a hole in our galaxy that will never be filled. Bob Reichenberg

Feb 082011

Work, work, work…

Final touches going on to the Panhead since it’s refreshing and rebuild by my good friend Steve Garn of BREW Bike fame.  When the sled returned to me last month, we discovered a set of faulty gaskets, which required me to pull the fresh engine out of the beautifully painted, and powder coated frame.  That done, with a nice set of JIMS gaskets, thankyouverymuch, it was time to take a quick peek at timing and the jetting of the carb.  Altitude changes from where the build took place to where she lives now and a timing pin that jumped on us made for a small headache, but it was no biggie and is now all under control.

Now I am working on tooling a custom seat and putting on a few finishing touches… I would like to swap out the grips, put a new mirror on her, and change over to hairpin springs under the seat.

While working on getting everything buttoned up, I came across some really great items that you might want to know about…

1st is Sudco’s 5th Edition Mikuni Carburetor Manual.  Sudco International says it’s the world’s leading source for Mikuni carburetors, parts and tuning components for any motorsports application herunterladen. Just off the press is the company’s 96-page guide featuring the complete line of Mikuni RM, VM, HSR, HS, TM, TMX and BN carburetors and fuel pumps with parts breakdown diagrams, available tuning components, and tuning and setup information for all Mikuni carburetors and fuel pumps for dirt, street and personal watercraft applications. MSRP is .60.

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2nd are these badass floorboards by Shadetree Fabrications, the shop of Kyle Shorey. Cast from Aluminum, Brass, Red Brass or a combo, these boards are one-of-a-kind pieces that stray from the norm in the billet age! With their classic appeal, they take you back in time and will stand the test of time Download youtube video for whatsapp.

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3rd During the last year Bert Baker and crew have been busy conceiving several new “old school” parts. Here are the 4 that are most exciting to those of us with older bikes.

3a- The Tin Type Primary (TTP). Available in starter or kick only applications. BAKER took the classic 1936-64 tin primary design and re-constructed it with aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum to facilitate a 1970-E84 Big Twin alternator motor apps ohne google konto herunterladen. BAKER addressed leaks, reduction in chain noise, and has made modern starter integration possible. The Modern internal design of the primary utilizes stock style double row primary chains (428 chains) along a fine tooth and L-bracket chain tensioner. The chain oiler feed and return provisions mimic the original primary setup so you can run your stock Shovelhead dry clutch components or leave it plugged off to run a wet clutch setup.

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3b- The BAKER Shovelhead Splined Clutch 1970-E84 is based off of their 9-plate clutch used on 1990-up applications and fits in the stock primary housing and TTP. BAKER offers 8620 gear steel 35, 36, 37, and 38 tooth clutch sprockets with their clutches, to dial in your overall gear ratio. The new splined clutch comes with or without 66T starter ring gear. Baker’s one piece 66T starter ring gear and kick only clutch basket design is made out of 1145 steel, induction hardened T0 45-55 Rockwell C scale for years of wear free use exe herunterladen. 9 two-sided Kevlar clutch plates, deliver ample holding power for up to 125 ft-lbs of continuous use. Featuring a 6061-T651 aircraft grade billet aluminum pressure plate that is hard anodized for durability and specially designed diaphragm spring with ergonomic break-over feel during engagement yet having strong holding power when you put the throttle down.

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3c- The BAKER Jockey Top Cover is a new product to complete the puzzle BAKER started last year with the release of their 4 Speed for 1936-E84 models. The BAKER Jockey Top like the Ratchet Top comes with a snot-slick linear ball bearing detent for that smooth positive “snick-pop” shift quality you would expect herunterladen. Made out of aircraft grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum with hidden vent and sealed shift shaft make this cover leak free. Available in FL / FX shift patterns, blasted raw, wrinkle black or show polished finish.

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4th is Flyrite Choppers.  Always a leader in style, has a soon to be famous line of custom bars. The bars come raw and ready to be finished to match your bike. All five styles (JailBar, ZBar, CrowBar, TBar, PryBar) feature 1″ steel tubing no recess, no knurling. Introductory price only $69.  While I run apes on my Pan, I know a lot of guys and gals out there that are more into some slick and shorter version of “steerin’ handles.”

Give Flyrite Choppers a call at (512) 918-2467or drop by for more information.

5th is, of course, the Clymer Manual that has helped me get through some parts of an engine I had never seen before in real life… that and my “life-line” calls to Brew are what finished this little baby up right.

Brew is an amazing fabricator, builder, and visionary.  There will be a more extensive release of the bike in the next week or so… will re-run the groundwork articles as well to get you all ready for the big reveal.

Love, Respect, and Old Iron,


365 Motorcycles…

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Jan 192011

24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case…

7 days a week, 7 deadly sins…

365 days a year, 365 Motorcycles You Must Ride…

And boy, would I ever love to attempt it!!  Yes friends, there is a new book out from Motorbooks entitled 365 Motorcycles You Must Ride and it is written by Dain Gingerelli, former editor of three Harley-Davidson-enthusiast magazines; James Manning Michels, accomplished road racer and former acquisitions editor at MBI Publishing, and Charles Everitt, author of tech articles, road tests, features, and other stories for virtually every major U.S iphone backup downloaden. street-bike magazine. And they know what they are talking about.  The Cycle World logo is also found on top of the book and that is because the vast majority of images were plucked from the archives of the publication gif download mac.

Now if I were me, and I am, I would think back to all the bikes I have ever ridden or owned and check to see which have been included in this little ditty of a book.  Eight… Eight is the number for me, which, I admit, isn’t that impressive facebook herunterladen.

Each page of the book is a detailed look at a particular make and model of motorcycle.  There is everything here from Aprilia to Ural, Ducati to Royal Enfield, and everything in between.  Now, just about everyone is represented in some form, but one must realize that these have not been chosen because they are the best.  No, oh no, they have been chosen because they are the best, worst, most unusual, or most rare.  There are lots of reasons for these bikes to be included and there is even a handy, dandy Key system that gives you some quick info about each bike: interesting facts, most notable aspects, where that motorcycle would be most at home on the road, and the “rebel factor” which simply tells you how rebellious that machine is (or was) libreoffice kostenlos download chip.

At first, I didn’t think I would be all that into it.  However, as I have had the book around the house for a few weeks now, I can say that I keep returning to it to either look up a particular model that I hope will be there or to find out something new Download voucher template for free.

Every style, design, shape, size, and make of bike is included.  In a way, what we have here is a snapshot of not only the particular machines that have made our motorcycle world go round, but also a wonderful look at the styles and aesthetic changes that have ebbed and flowed through the years.  On a design level, this book is a wonderful resource for your next build, paint job, or restoration project as well as being a wonderful read bearbeitungsprogramm videos kostenlosen.

Now, eight bikes is nothing to brag about, but it does leave me with 347 left to try out… what an amazing feat that would be… one year… 365 days…  and 365 Motorcycles You Must Ride…

Love, Respect, and Ride Motorcycles download videos online for free!


Ps- If you have one of these machines in your possession, send me a pic!  Better yet, can I take it for a quick spin?

Jan 172011

We did it, we did it, we did, yah, we did it… no, I am not just singing that annoying lyric from Dora the Explorer for nothing (for a change… you ever get a tune in your head while you are on the open road?  You ever get one after having kids??  Sheesh, it can make a long ride maddening!  But I digress) warum kann man bei netflix nicht alle serien herunterladen.

No, we did it in the sense that the gang in Hollywood was finally awarded a Golden Globe for the Sons of Anarchy.  Specifically, Katey Sagal won Best Actress in a Drama.  This is a huge win after the show went without nominations in years past… a move that ticked a lot of us off mail app.

Like I once said, Sons of Anarchy was the show I wanted so badly to hate but so totally got into.  I can’t help it, I am a sucker for just about anything bike related on the tube, in the movies, books, music, whatever… But Sagal’s husband, Kurt Sutter, really has his shit together in this little ditty of a series.  I know it has been renewed for a fourth season and I hope to see it go on for many more.  It has been by far the most successful show that FX has put out and the audience keeps growing download free mill.

So, congratulations to Katey, Kurt, and the entire SoA cast and crew… I am sure there will be more awards for all of you in the future mapsource herunterladen.

Who says you can’t get what you want by holding a gun to a baby’s head?

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