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Bill Dodge — A Bikernet Profile

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When it comes to the motorcycle industry success is equated to wealth, talent displayed through social media exposure and legacy by the empire you were able to build through one’s business acumen. If this is true then several people integral to the fabric of our custom motorcycle world don’t exist. But, if success can also be equated to ones network of friends, talent displayed through bikes on the road and the reverence inspired in other talented builders and legacy born out of one’s character then my friend Bill Dodge has secured his place as a legend and icon in our industry.

Of course, Bill Dodge of Bling Cycles in Daytona Beach, Florida would aggressively spurn any titles or positions thrust on him in any form of praise.He takes great pride in his work but he does so with humility most of us will never have known. Nonetheless, Bill Dodge is a premier motorcycle craftsman, a trend setting designer and a mentor that has spawned more than one extraordinary builder.

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NCOM Coast To Coast Biker News for October 2017

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Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

Following more than two years of examining trials, hearings, motions to recuse judges and to disqualify prosecutors, appeals court rulings and a host of speedy trial demands, the first case in the Twin Peaks melee has finally gone to trial in Waco, Texas. Read more here.

New H-D Module Lets Riders Connect Wirelessly

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Taking to the open road on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle just got easier with the launch of its newWireless Headset Interface Module (P/N 76000768, $299.95*). Using Bluetooth® wireless technology, the wireless interface permits full access to the multitude of Infotainment features of the Boom! Audio 6.5GT radio on ’14-later Touring and Trike motorcycles without the hassle of being connected to the bike.

Discreetly mounted inside the fairing, the module connects directly into the radio. Intuitive technology ensures safe, controlled riding as users seamlessly move through music, phone, CB, navigation and intercom features through a separately-purchased Bluetooth®-enabled headset.

The available Harley-Davidson Boom! Audio SPH10 Bluetooth Half Helmet Headset (P/N 76000738, $199.95*) and Boom! Audio 20S Bluetooth Helmet Single Headset (P/N 76000736A, $299.95*) offer a multitude of features such as — adjustable volume from the motorcycle hand controls, intercom conversations while still listening to the infotainment system interruption free, hands-free calling from Bluetooth mobile phones, and enabled voice-commands to seamlessly move through music and the intercom. Headsets also maintain bike-to-bike communication allowing Touring riders to talk to non-Touring bikes. The module allows for dual headset connectivity so that two Bluetooth-enabled headsets can be connected to one WHIM. Harley-Davidson headsets feature proprietary software that delivers superior audio quality with stereo output compared to non-Harley headsets which provide a mono sound output.

Fitment of the module is for ’14-later Touring and Trike models equipped with a Boom! Box 6.5GT audio system. ’14-’17 models also require the separate purchase of the Wireless Headset Interface Module Harness (P/N 69201726, $49.95*). A Dealer Digital Technician software update is required and dealer installation is recommended. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for more details.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame Expands To Two Campuses

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The Sturgis Rally may be over, but things are just getting started for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. The Museum is set to double within three years, and the Hall of Fame portion will have its own campus. Meanwhile the Main Street location will get a major revitalization, courtesy of generous donations from supporters, Board members and the Law Tigers.

“It’s been a busy summer,” says Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Executive Director Myrick Robbins. “Scott Peterson, of Scott Peterson Ford, has donated land for the second, larger Museum site,” notes Robbins. “This site will be off of Exit 32 and visible from the I-90. The Law Tigers are jump starting the building fund to ensure that the aggressive expansion plans are met, donating more than $100K to our capital campaign building fund,” he adds. “Our Museum is growing and within three years, the Hall of Fame portion will have its own campus near exit 32.”

“We are honored to be part of motorcycle history,” said Ari Levenbaum, on behalf of The Law Tigers, a professional association of motorcycle injury lawyers who help riders every day. “There are some amazing motorcycles on display and incredible heritage that needs to be shared with riders.”

In addition to the donation of the site by Scott Peterson and the funding from the Law Tigers, Board Member Bruce Eide generously donated the fees for the architectural design firm, 4FrontDesign, Inc. They have completed the preliminary plans for the second site. The larger building will house the Hall of Fame, pre-1938 collection and various galleries. “The overall facility will give the Museum space to offer educational programs, meeting and event space and a place for the community and visitors to experience motorcycling, learn about the great people of the Hall of Fame and their heritage,” notes Robbins.

Key features include:
Permanent Collections Displays
Featured Galleries
Meeting Rooms
Gift Shop
Restoration and Training Areas
Various outdoor areas

“With the donations continuing to roll in, we have continued the expansion plans for the current Main and Junction through the 1500 Rider program,” says Robbins. “With the building maintenance up to speed and the permit process in motion, we have been working toward the expansion to continue to provide the downtown anchor and connection to the most famous Main Street in Motorcycling.”

Completion for Campus 1 – “Legendary Main Street” – is July 2019. Campus 2 -“Heritage Hill” – is planned to be completed in time for the 80th Anniversary in 2020. “Your support is key in getting these important programs finished. We are proud to be supported by you and the community of riders.”

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Precision Stopping Power from GMA

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GMA, a subsidiary of BDL offers touring, sport, performance and custom riders with a line of exclusive brake calipers that reflect the parent company’s reputation for unsurpassed American craftsmanship and superior performance. Designed and manufactured at the BDL factory in Southern California, these high performance billet calipers are CNC machined to mil-spec tolerances from the superior quality materials to fit to most all factory and custom applications. Attention to detail and precise fit are what you would expect from BDL/GMA as is each caliper’s solid stopping power and reliability. Sleek lines and a finish on both the black or chrome calipers are flawless and make a visually stunning upgrade. Available in either chrome or black, for single and dual disc models, the new calipers are supplied with mounting hardware. For detailed fitment and pricing information visit any of the BDL/GMA dealers worldwide or catch them online at

Stay Gold With BBMX Foot Pegs

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A cool and easy custom performance upgrade for your bike.
Inspired by BMX pegs, our BBMX (Brass Balls Moto-X) foot pegs are next level. They have great grip, style and functionality.

Brass Balls Cycles : BBMX Pegs, Gold
• Precision machined from aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum
• Gold anodized with contrast cut on perimeter holes
• Direct replacement for stock pegs.
• Adjustable chrome plated steel clevis included
• The outermost edge is tapered underside for optimize lean angle
• Brass Balls logo underside insuring the highest quality
• Light weight and strong

Measures: 3.5″ L x 2.5″ W x 1″ H

Fitment: All HD models

Includes 2 pegs, 2 HD Male Clevis in Chrome, 2 socket head cap bolts

Available for $139.95 MSRP at and your Local Dealer.

WPS Now Exclusive Distributor Of Scorpion In The USA

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WPS (Western Power Sports, Inc.) is pleased to announce a new business partnership with Scorpion Sports, Inc. and its parent company, Kido Sports, Inc.

Effective Monday, October 16th, WPS (along with its V-twin division HardDrive) will be the exclusive distributor for all new and current Scorpion products in the USA.

Moving forward, Scorpion will continue to concentrate on its brand, product development, and marketing while WPS/HardDrive will take over sales and distribution. WPS has worked closely with the Scorpion team to make this transition as seamless as possible.

“Our team has identified Scorpion as a brand with innovative, quality and value-minded products that complement our growing list of brand offerings,” explains WPS President and CEO, Craig Shoemaker. “Working together, we share a common vision that sees this new alliance as an exceptional opportunity for growth for all parties, especially our dealers and their customers. We both want quality gear stocked by our dealers that provides good margins and unequaled quality and value. We see that in Scorpion.”

Key details include:

WPS/HardDrive will stock Scorpion products in all six of its warehouse locations
A WPS/Scorpion 2018 Catalog will be available soon
Pricing and MAP policies established by Scorpion will be respected and transferred to WPS/HardDrive
WPS/HardDrive will deliver new fall-launch product on the first day of distribution
“Today’s market demands total excellence in product, value, design, brand, and distribution. Having a great product is not enough. Customers want it quicker, accurately and at a fair price. This new alliance with WPS delivers on all of these categories,” stated Frank Esposito, President and COO of Scorpion Sports, Inc.

WPS is happy to welcome Scorpion Sports into the WPS and HardDrive family of vendors.

Krawiec Closes In On Fourth NHRA Pro Stock Championship

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Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec took a big step closer to securing the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship with a final-round win at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Krawiec can clinch his fourth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship by qualifying for the elimination rounds at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. on Nov. 8.

Riding a thundering Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle, Krawiec has now won four of five 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoff events and will hold a 150-point lead when qualifying begins for Pomona.

“I told my guys this weekend we just need to stay focused and get through the race,” said Krawiec. “We capitalized on every round and came out further ahead from where we started. The team put me on a great Harley-Davidson Street Rod today. All I had to do was stay on top of it.”

Krawiec was the top qualifier at Las Vegas with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.936 seconds at 191.76 mph, the 37th time he has topped with qualifying list in his career. Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines, also on a Harley-Davidson Street Rod drag bike, qualified fourth at 6.955 seconds and 193.82 mph.

The team’s Street Rod competition drag bikes are based on the Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ production motorcycle, an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.

Racing before a sold-out crowd on Sunday, Hines scored a win in the first round of eliminations but lost in round two. Krawiec used consistent reaction times and the strong performance of his well-sorted Street Rod to advance through the field and score his seventh win in eight final-round appearances during the 2017 season, and his third win at Las Vegas. Krawiec also posted the top Pro Stock Motorcycle speed of the event at 194.24 mph. With the 43rd Pro Stock Motorcycle win of his career Krawiec moved into third place on the career wins list behind the late Dave Schultz (45 wins) and Hines (47 wins).

After five of six rounds in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with 2,628 points. Hines is in third place with 2,427 points.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team will close out the 2017 season on November 8-11 at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif.

Riot Floorboards From Kuryakyn Are A Hoot!

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The new Riot Floorboards from Kuryakyn® deliver a rugged motocross-inspired aesthetic without sacrificing form or function for your bagger. This heavy-duty addition to Kuryakyn’s expanding lineup of MX-styled components are manufactured from single aluminum castings and feature a raised toothed top surface for surefooted traction to run Riot on the streets. The tapered profile from front to back provides ample foot room and positioning, while still offering enough cornering clearance for aggressive riding. Available as direct replacements for most early and late-model Harley-Davidson® FL models, Riot Floorboards come in specially coated bead-blasted satin silver or satin black finishes and are the perfect counterpart to the rest of the Riot collection from Kuryakyn.

Fitment: ’83-’18 Harley-Davidson Electra Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings, Street Glides and Tour Glides; ’09-’18 Trikes; ’86-’17 FL Softail models; and ’12-’16 Dyna Switchbacks
• P/N 3594 – Silver, P/N 3595 – Satin Black
MSRP: $159.99

More info here.