5-Ball Racing Bikernet Bagger Project, Part 6

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A quick Paughco update on our Bikernet Baggers project bike. The Paughco crew is the master of vintage, supplying the world with classic chopper parts for over 45 years. But let’s stay focused on this effort. Steve Massicotte contacted me with a handful of the latest shop photos.

They refined their handlebar design and turn signal installation before tearing the bike down for a Kirk Taylor (Custom Design Studios) custom paint job.

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The British Colony Uprising — ROYAL ENFIELD MOTORCYCLES

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“India Shining!” said the Tourism Advertisement in international magazines. Then came the popular government in 2014 launching “Make in India” campaign. The major objective behind the initiative focused on job creation and skill enhancement in 25 sectors of the economy.

Ray-Ban sunglasses has a manufacturing unit in India. Microsoft is building “smart-city” in India. IBM has only one research lab outside American territory and it is in India. Indian scientists launched Mars orbit mission which was a lot cheaper than the budget of movie “Gravity” which won Oscar nominations.

India became the first nation in history to succeed in Mars orbit in first attempt. Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is a multilateral export control regime which has India as a member but China has as yet not qualified because their missiles are not as advanced.

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Saddlemen 1WR Gripper Seat

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If you love wheelies, burnouts, drifting, wild motorcycle modifications, adrenaline filled performances, and the sight of road bikes blasting down dirt roads, the new 1 WR Gripper Seat will deliver. The new Saddlemen 1WR Gripper Seat co-developed with V-twin stunt rider Rob Carpenter to specifically meet the grueling demands of the professional stunt scene is now available for the HD Sportster A single screw installs the hi-tech seat that fits the rider, their style and the motorcycle.

Based on 30 years of street and track testing, the designers at Saddlemen know how important the interface between the body and seating surface are to motorcycle control, especially during aggressive conditions. This new seat utilizes a unique Tri-Gripper cover with diamond waffle pattern developed after years of studying frictional contact mechanics under real world conditions. Underneath, Saddlemen’s UltraFOAM provides a perfect balance of rigidity, user compliance, durability and comfort.

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Fits the 2004 – 2016 XL Sportster with both the 3.3 or 4.5 gallon fuel Tanks. Priced at only $305.00.


Mechanical Nomads — The Amazing Story Of The Sturgis Rally Rats

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Did you ever wonder who joins the team of local mechanics at the Harley dealerships during crowded motorcycle rallies to lend a hand and make extra coin? Well, I have for some time–the Rally Rats, an exclusive group of mechanical nomads.

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Two of my Sturgis riding partners had problems with their motorcycles at different times but ended up with the same service person at Black Hills Harley-Davidson. That same Rat treated them well, and I went to find him.

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