A Reader Test Rides A 2017 Touring CVO

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I recently test rode a few of the new M-8 bikes and
found myself quietly smiling with satisfaction as I drove home. My
happiness came from a morning of riding on Harley’s dime rather than my
own, as I test rode several bikes riding for more than three hours never paid for gas at all. Seriously, what better way to explore the new bikes than at a demo event, which Harley offers several times a year at its different events as well as at local dealers.

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Vp Racing Fuels Launches New Website—Buy Your Oil Online Or Locale A Dealer

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Customers of VP Racing Fuels will enjoy a whole new user experience when they visit its newly redesigned website at http://VPRacingFuels.com, according to Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels. “Between our 70+ blends of race fuel and the new product lines we’ve launched in the last several years, customers sometimes had difficulty finding the product information they were looking for,” Wall said. “Our new platform is clearly segmented between product lines and applications so it will be easy for customers to zero in on the most appropriate VP product to meet their needs, whether it’s race fuel for their dirt bike, a small engine fuel for their chain saw or a fuel system cleaner for their street car.“

“While the site allows virtually all of VP’s products to be purchased online, a Dealer Locator feature will help customers find the nearest retail location for each of VP’s product categories as well as VP-branded gas stations,” Wall added. “The relevant documentation frequently required by racers and engine builders such as fuel specs and SDS forms will be easy to find as well.”

“As in the past, we’ll post breaking news on the site regarding new products, race results and industry news,” Wall continued. “The site also features numerous videos containing product information, tutorials, company background and action sequences, with many in both English and Spanish.”

“We encourage our customers to visit our new website, check out the new features and let us know what they think,” concluded Wall. “The new design is a quantum leap forward, but we’ll always be open to improvements.”

Dyna Conversion Kits

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200-dyna-with-parts-copyHeartland USA introduces two Conversion Kits that convert the Harley-Davidson Dyna Models to stylish modern look. The 200 D allows you to run a 200mm tire and the 240 D allows you to run a 240mm tire. Both utilize Heartland’s patented Billet Aluminum Struts, Steel Fender and Leather Seat. (These Conversions fit Dyna models 2006 to Present)
Heartland USA 200 D Dyna Fender Conversion includes Pre-Drilled Unpainted [Raw Steel] 9″ wide rear fender,  Solo Seat is leather with vinyl side bands, Billet Aluminum Struts that are slotted and pinned for Heartland’s Patented Second Seat options, Struts are finished in either Chrome, Gloss Black and TuxCut, Two fender lengths to choose from- Heartbreaker and the Heartlander.
Note: Rear Steel Fender Horns must to Cut off the frame to install the Heartland USA Rear Fender Conversion.


Heartland USA 240 D Dyna Fender Conversion uses the HL Patented Struts so you can install a 240mm rear tire on a Dyna, 11″ Wide Rear Fender (unpainted raw steel) and Steel Swing Arm System for 2006 plus Dyna Models. The kit includes includes Struts, Fender, Solo Seat, Swing Arm with Axle, 1/4″ Primary Off Set Kit and 20mm Belt, Fender come in three options  – Heartbreaker, Heartlander and Heartlander with Plate Holder and CAT-Eye LED Light. Options are that you can add Internal Strut Lights to the Struts. Available in Raw or Gloss Black Swing Arm…Struts Finishes are Chrome or Gloss Black
Note: Rear portion of the frame supports must be removed. Custom offset rear wheel required and 20 mm Pulley. Proper offset wheels can be purchased from Heartland USA see wheel section

*Both Dyna conversion kits have the option of having a quick release Second Seat and the option of attaching travel side bags to the Second Seat, giving you the Bagger Option…Your Bike 3 Ways! The Ride, Rack and Rest is a quick release option that is compatible with all Heartland USA conversions. It performs three functions, Ride – Passenger seat, Rack – Luggage rack, and Rest – Rider’s backrest. A must have for any rider.

More info at http://www.heartlandbiker.com.

New Product Spotlight—La Rosa La Linea Seats

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unnamed-1When Don La Rosa first set out designing a two-up seat for Sportsters, he decided that it needed to be comfortable, look good, have style, easy to install and fit as many models as possible. What he came up with was the La Linea Café Seat.


These full size café style seats have been to designed to fit all 2004 and up Sportster models regardless of the tank size with the exception of the XR 1200’s. To achieve this broad fitment, Don La Rosa began by designing a seat pan to fit the rubber mounted frame that was introduced in 2004. He then modified it to accommodate the MotorCompany’s relocation of the ECU that was introduced on all Sportsters in 2010. Finally Don created two different seat profiles; the La Linea which translates to the “The Line” and the La Linea Sottile which translates to the “The Thin Line”.

All La Linea seats uses a fiberglass seat-base and steel hardware for strength and stability. Comfort comes from using the finest high-density foam. The eye catching style and durability is provided by a top quality marine grade vinyl cover. These seats are available with a Plain Black finish or with a Tuk N Roll, Diamond Tuk, or Flame pattern sewn into them. In addition when selecting one of the pattern seats consumers have their option of thread colors to pick from. The best part of all is the MSRP is an affordable $299.


For more information on these products call La Rosa Design at 510-567-4157; E-mail them at Info@LaRosaDesign.us or visit www.LaRosaDesign.us

Don’t Miss Indian Motorcycle At The NYC IMS

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Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, rolls into the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in New York City, December 9-11, with its full line of motorcycles.

In addition to seeing the entire 2017 Indian Motorcycle lineup and getting hands-on experience with the all-new Ride Command™ infotainment system, show visitors will be able to get up close to the Indian Scout FTR750 flat track race bike – part of Indian Motorcycle’s historic return to Flat Track Racing – and check out authentic Indian Motorcycle apparel, accessories and gifts.

Brian Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles also will be in attendance, showcasing his custom Red Wing Scout built to commemorate Indian Motorcycle’s partnership with Red Wing Shoes. Using inspiration from the Indian Motorcycle boot collection by Red Wing Shoes and his tour of the Red Wing Shoes factory, Klock’s Red Wing Scout embodies the qualities that make each brand great – American craftsmanship, style and durability.

Additionally, Indian Motorcycle owners can receive a special gift by simply showing their key fob or a photo of themselves with their bike, and members of the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG) should plan to meet at the Indian display at 12:30pm Saturday Dec. 10 for a group photo.

“Even if it’s cold outside, motorcycle fans always come to the big show in New York,” said Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “Indian Motorcycle has the most complete line-up of motorcycles in its history, and we look forward to meeting with existing and new fans of the brand in our display.”

IMS New York City takes place Dec. 9-11 at the Javits Center. Doors open 2pm Friday, 9am Saturday and 9am Sunday. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults and free for children ages 11 and under.

In addition to New York City, look for Indian Motorcycle at future IMS series stops in Washington D.C., Dallas, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Chicago.

Visit MotorcycleShows.com for a full schedule of IMS events. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

The First Biker Wedding Performed at the Intergalactic Headquarters of Bikernet.com

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Biker weddings are like booze: they come in many different flavors, tastes, and strengths. Wild weddings have rocked bars, clubhouses, and campgrounds. Vows have been voiced from sacred passages in Harley shop manuals. Non-traditional nuptials have heated up midnight wilderness bonfires. “Just Hitched” signs are seen strapped to sissy bars on scoots rolling through Sturgis, Daytona, and every other big run. Formal bride’s “dresses” have ranged from lacy thongs straddling P-pads to full-on gowns flowing in the wind of a high-speed two-wheeled “procession.” Read more.

Storz Steering Damper kits for 2017 H-D Dynas

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Picture here is a Storz HDFXD-49 Steering Damper kit installed on a 2017 Dyna Low Rider S. This kit fits all 2006-up Dynas except the Wide Glide. It features a 16-position adjustable, rebuildable, racing-quality, linear-steering damper.

This one is a simple installation that mounts with CNC billet aluminum brackets and comes with complete instructions and all necessary hardware. In stock now, $435.00 + shipping. You can order online at www.storzperf.com or call 805-641-9540.

Storz also offers steering damper kits for 2000-05 Dynas, FXR, XL, and most V-Rod models.

BSA And Jawa Motorcycles—The British Colony Uprising Continues

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Mahindra and Mahindra subsidiary Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd bought all 120,000 shares of British yesteryear giant BSA Co. Ltd at £28.33 per share, aggregating about £3,400,000, or Rs28 crore. With a presence in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, BSA had a turnover of £28,233 in fiscal 2015-16. The principal business of BSA is licensing of brands related to motorcycles. Mahindra and Mahindra owns a 60 percent stake in Classic Legends Private Limited (CLPL). Read more.