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Knucklehead Chopper Love

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Deny Babin grew up in Philly but came to California, after he fell in love with motorcycles and a girl. Deny is an interesting talent, who started to paint when he discussed his first bike, a 1988 Sporty, sheet metal paint job, with a pro about 10 years ago. Let’s see if I can keep this story straight.

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania at 1.5 million population. Deny grew up on the cold streets banging heads with the concrete, but in his late 20s he discovered two wheels and the freedom they injected into his life, cutting across harried city streets like a taut wire threw cheese. Read more.

Heartland USA Introduces EZ On/Off 2nd Seat Option

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Featuring the high quality and functionality we’ve come to expect from Heartland USA this latest 2nd Seat add on to their patented Strut System for Softail and Dyna models is now available in a gloss black powder coated Finish and the original Chrome finish.

Mounting of the 2nd Seat takes seconds thanks to a patented Quick Release mechanism and removal is just as easy, simply push the release levers and the entire assembly lifts off. Bottom line is this unique conversion effectively allows you to add a passenger seat to your Heartland USA rear fender conversion. When Needed For that special someone.


As noted this conversion is designed specifically to work with the company’s Slotted Struts. Available exclusively from Heartland USA, the 2nd Seat Conversion retails for $949.00 and can be ordered on line at www.heartlandbiker.com or by calling direct to 310-822-2697. STRUTS NOT INCLUDED.

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New Trinity Jacket For Women From Roland Sands

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Roland Sands Design releases the all new Trinity jacket, the latest offering from the Fall 2017 Apparel range. The Trinity jacket blends premium fashion with motorcycle function. This versatile jacket is perfect for a ladies night out on the town, or when your carving canyons with the throttle wide open.

The Trinity features a semi aggressive performance riding fit, premium oily buffalo leather that is soft and supple and the quilt stitched accents give it just the right amount of attitude. “We received very positive feedback on the Buffalo Leather styles we released in Fall 2016 and have now bolstered that offering with a women’s specific style which add’s a bit of price point diversification to the product line” comments Rob Ramlose, Brand Manager. The Trinity Jacket is available now at www.rolandsands.com or a Tucker Rocky dealer near you.

Product Tech Points:
Genuine, top grain RSD “Oily Buffalo leather (1.0-1.1mm
thickness)
Quilted detail on shoulders, elbows and lower back
Adjustable zip waist, zip close cuffs, interior stuff pocket,
zip close interior pocket, front and sleeve zip pocket
Armor ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets
Pre-curved sleeves, rotated shoulders
Performance riding fit
Colors: Black, Brown, Merlot
Sizes: XS – 2XL
MSRP: $450

More info here.

Introducing The Kuryakyn by Kellermann Collection

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Kuryakyn and Kellermann are excited to announce a partnership and introduction of the Kuryakyn by Kellermann collection. The collection showcases a variety of high-performance L.E.D. indicators offering modern styling in a variety of sizes and profiles. All indicators operate via integrated circuit at 330 kHz, are universal for most 12-volt electronic applications, and feature precision zinc die-cast metal housings. Kellermann’s HighPower L.E.D. Technology combined with Longlife Protection Guard delivers maximum L.E.D. brightness and lifespan for unmatched longevity, the companies say.

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring our range of innovative and premium quality motorcycle accessories made in Germany together with the Kuryakyn team to the challenging U.S. market,” says Dr. Stefan Wöste, Kellermann CEO. “We are ready to listen to what bikers in the U.S. want, and will push the envelope even further to bring more cutting-edge technology to the American motorcycle scene.”

Kuryakyn has already begun fulfilling initial dealer and distributor orders. The complete Kuryakyn by Kellermann collection will also be available for attendees of the 25th annual Biketoberfest event in Daytona Beach, Florida, October 19-22. A full display will be featured at the Kuryakyn/J&P Cycles rally truck located at Daytona International Speedway, and also inside the J&P Cycles Superstore at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach.
For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com/c/kellermann.

Krawiec Rocks The House With Big Win In Dallas

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Harley-Davidson rider Ed Krawiec stretched his Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs with a final-round win at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex. Krawiec rode a Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle to his sixth win of the season and now holds a 107-point Countdown points lead.

“This was a perfect weekend for our championship run,” said Krawiec, a three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion who last won the title in 2012. “My closest competitor lost in the first round, so for me every win after the first was a bonus, and to race the Street Rod all the way to a win in the final is huge. I like our position with a commanding points lead and two races left on the schedule. Now the pressure is on anyone trying to catch us.”

Krawiec led all qualifiers for the event with a best elapsed time (ET) of 6.860 seconds at 196.53 mph. Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines qualified third on the team’s other Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle with a 6.878 ET at 195.87 mph.

In Sunday eliminations Hines won in the first round but lost in round two. Krawiec charged through the field to advance to his seventh final round of the season. Krawiec got the 42nd win of his career when his opponent fouled at the starting line. With a 6.785-second blast in round two Krawiec posted the quickest Pro Stock Motorcycle ET of the day and the fastest top speed at 196.50 mph.

After four of six rounds in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with 2,506 points. Hines is in third place with 2,364 points.

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team returns to action October 25-28 at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Build Your Own Custom Pipe Kits From Paughco

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Build Your Own Custom Pipe Kits

Paughco recently introduced a “Build Your Own Pipe” program that not only allows you to do-your-own-thing, but is also a real problem solver. These comprehensive kits include all the pieces required to custom fabricate your own 1 ¾ inch exhaust system. Paughco engineers gathered a combination of bends, straight pieces and flanges for most all popular models that provide the basics while leaving the end result to your imagination. Available for Iron Sportsters, Pans, Shovelhead and STD heads, EVO Big Twin, late Sportsters and TC machines, these unique kits retail for just $254.95 and are available by calling Paughco direct at 775-247-5738 or catch them on line at www.paughco.com

 

Frankie’s 2005 Dyna Rebuild, Part 3 — Final Assembly Underway

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Frankie picked up his paint from Chris Morrison and Yvonne Mecalis in Harbor City. We were in the throes of final assembly. The first thing we needed to do before we could begin assembly included installing the wire loom we removed so Doctor John could straighten the frame.

We used a compressor to blow a length of cord down the backbone and pull the wire loom forward for the front end. That was an interesting exercise, and we took care and concern not to overdo it and damage any wires. We ran looms along the bottom of the frame to the regulator, the crank position sensor and over the engine to the EFI for the coil and the throttle body, plus the horn, which would be replaced with the Love Jugs Mini cooling system.

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Conspicuity and Safer Riding

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Conspicuity has long been touted as a means of making you safer while riding your motorcycle.

Along with all the high visibility clothing, like Conspicuity’s See-Me and Super See-Me vests, advanced lighting systems for motorcycles have improved safety for motorcyclists. The Federal Government has recognized the importance of preventing motorcycle crashes by allowing modulating headlamps, following Europe’s lead. FMVSS 108 (49 CFR Part 571.108 S7.9. 4) allows motorcycle headlight modulation systems in all 50 states. “A headlamp on a motorcycle may be wired to modulate either the upper beam or the lower beam from its maximum intensity to a lesser intensity.”

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