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Video — 1952 KRTT Road Racer

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Born in 1936 to renowned engine tuner Leonard Andres, racing was in Brad Andres’ blood. In 1955, at the tender age of 18, he turned pro and competed in and won his very first Daytona 200. His record as the youngest winner still stands.

Andres was also named the AMA’s Grand National Champion during his remarkable rookie season. He enjoyed a short but storied career, capturing two more Daytona titles in 1959 and 1960. He retired soon after, and managed his family’s H-D dealership until 1976.

Come check out Brad’s 1952 KRTT Road Racer in the H-D Museum’s entrance.

Project Patriot Bikes

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Project Patriot Bikes (PPB) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable program designed to garner patriotism using motorcycles as an artist uses canvas.

What better way to show our gratitude to those that have served our country than to use an icon of freedom. The motorcycle, since its inception, has always been viewed as representing a free spirit. It doesn’t matter if you have ridden a motorcycle or not. The motorcycle is symbolic of the freedom to travel, to see the country in a different light. The freedom of the open road, with the wind in your face is an example of the constant changing fragrances of mother nature. Project Patriot Bikes chose this canvas as the foundation of its memorial to our Veterans, past, present and future.

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HL Billet Axle Covers

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Heartland USA known for their stylish rear fender conversion for Softail and Dyna Models. Have been quick to move forward on the 2018 Softail Harley-Davidson line up.

Heartland USA has announced a new front axle covers for all 9 of the New 2018 Softail models. As standard for Heartland USA, it’s a Simple design that has great function. No Company Logo’s to interrupt the look of your bike. Just simple and clean.

These axle covers are easy to install. No special tools required. The covers install using a threaded rod through the hollow stock axle to attach the right and the left covers together. In fact, no Tools needed. Just tighten with your hands and your all done. Looking good in no time at all.

Made from Solid Billet Aluminum and Finished in Chrome, Satin Chrome and Gloss Black.
A nice addition to any bike.

The HL Billet Axle Covers Retail for $99.00. More at www.heartlandbiker.com

LA LA LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST 2017

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Just a long month before Bikefest I rode our 5-Ball Factory Racer into Vegas on a screaming 115 degree day after a couple of long harried days on the road from Sturgis. I needed a stiff whiskey bad.

We encountered breakdowns, not with the bikes, one a Shovelhead, but with our trailer. This was something out of the Twilight Zone as we stood in the blistering desert. I said something about Plan B and we kept moving. My grandson and I switched off riding and driving the van.

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Kuryakyn’s Hypercharger Gets An Upgrade For 2018 Softails

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Kuryakyn’s Hypercharger ES, the latest chapter in the near 30-year history of the iconic air cleaner, is now available for the entire 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail lineup.

The Hypercharger ES’ state-of-the-art electronic throttle response butterflies eliminate vacuum-triggered fluttering. An integrated servo motor syncs with the coil to actuate and open the butterflies for smooth, precise movement with every twist of the throttle. Air delivery is maximized through the Kuryakyn-designed high-flow K&N filter featuring a larger surface area compared to the original Hypercharger. The larger filter element offers approximately 10% more airflow, improved CFM rating, and utilizes a unique end cap with internal stinger design that directs concentrated airflow into the throttle body.

Performance: Third-party dyno testing performed by St. Croix Harley-Davidson (New Richmond, Wis.) resulted in added horsepower and more than six additional ft. lbs. of torque throughout the power band on a stock 114ci Milwaukee-Eight Heritage Softail. Previous dyno testing performed on a stock 107ci Milwaukee-Eight Street Glide by Those Dyno Guys (Zimmerman, Minn.) produced an 8.5-percent increase in horsepower and 3-percent more torque.

Custom Options: The Hypercharger ES’ modern muscle car-inspired A380 aluminum housing is offered in three finish options. The modular housing allows for easy customization with available Classic Faceplate Kits (sold separately), featuring a fluted design that completely alters the style in minutes.

Additional fitments for Milwaukee-Eight Touring and Twin Cam Dyna, Softail and Touring models are also available, with Sportster applications coming soon. For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com/hyper.

Sonny Barger Call To Action

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Over the years I have always been asked… When are they going to make a movie based on your book, Hell’s Angel? Here’s a brief explanation:

In 2000, my life story, Hell’s Angel, came out and was quickly an International Bestseller. Soon after, Hollywood came knocking, wanting to make the book into a Major Motion Picture. For over a decade they put elite Hollywood writers on it, not one of them collaborated with me during that time, and not one of them produced a screenplay that was authentic from the book. They being 20th Century Fox. When I made the deal with Fox they agreed it would be an origins story of how I founded the Oakland Charter in 1957, with the great cast of iconic characters in my crew like, Skip Workman, Terry The Tramp, Johnny Angel, Doug The Thug, Zorro, Cisco, Big Al Perryman, etc. All attempts to write a genuine story failed on their part. I guess they wanted to tell a different story, one that was fictional and portrayed us on how they felt society viewed us. Obviously, I wasn’t going to let that happen and never would! So on a last effort for Fox to make it right, and 13 years later, they let me choose two writers to collaborate with. Those two writers being independent filmmaker/writer, Jeff Santo(Dead In 5 Heartbeats, This Old Cub), and writer/producer/director, Rob Weiss(Entourage, Ballers). With Jeff and Rob we finally produced a screenplay that I approved, one that told the true historical origins story of the club and the rise of our Oakland charter, and the club’s expansion across the nation, and my fateful ride into Folsom Prison. In the end, even with our willingness to work with Fox on the story, they decided to shelve the script. Now Fox holds my book and story hostage. A story that is a part of American history. A story told through my eyes, my experiences, from my best selling book. Maybe they’re waiting for me to move on from this life and then tell it their way. Again, that will never happen! So I say this: Make the movie or free up our script and the book, and let someone who will.
-Sonny

Show how strongly you want to see this film and use the hashtag #makethesonnybargermovie

Register to Win A Street Hooligan Indian Scout Sixty

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An Indian Scout Sixty customized into the ultimate street-legal tracker by the dream team at J&P Cycles will be going home with a crazy-lucky winner in the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. The Buffalo Chip teamed up with J&P Cycles and GEICO Motorcycle to create a one-of-a-kind beast that will tear up the track on Sunday and be ready to gather a few gawks along the street on Monday. Any licensed driver 18 years or older may enter to win this beastly beauty by going online to https://www.jpcycles.com/sweepstakes/buffalo-chip-moto-stampede-bike-giveaway or registering in person at the Buffalo Chip before Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. during the Sturgis Rally event. The bike will be presented to the winner on the Chip’s main stage on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The unique build was meant to inspire motorcyclists of all levels of technical skills to investigate customization possibilities they can perform themselves. To that end J&P Cycles expert builder Pauly White created a dream machine any motorcycle enthusiast could build in their own garage, using their own tools. While completely changing the body, handlebars, controls, wheels, tires, seat, exhaust and lighting, the bike never left the garage, except for painting. A link to the list of the parts used on the bike can be found on the sweepstakes registration page.

The bike will be on tour with GEICO at the International Motorcycle Shows until it will be displayed at the Buffalo Chip in August. Sweepstakes registration is open at each IMS GEICO display.

70 Years Of Barnett Tool & Engineering

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Barnett Tool & Engineering is proud to announce that 2018 will be our 70th year in business in the motorcycle industry! Since Charlie and Afton Barnett started out in a small storefront in Huntington Park, Ca in 1948, we have been producing clutches and control cables with direct-fit upgrade applications for just about everything on two wheels. From vintage bikes to the newest machines on the showroom floor, street to off-road and even ATV’s. All Barnett products are made in-house and in the USA with top quality materials and designs. Multiple quality checks throughout the build process guarantee that the customer is getting a no-compromise upgrade. We also specialize in custom length cables, brake lines and specialized “one-off” cables for a wide variety of applications. We are the industry leader in custom cables made to order.

Charlie and Afton believed that in making performance motorcycle parts, they must be of the finest quality and that customer service and satisfaction must be second to none. Those beliefs run as deep today with the Barnett family as they did 70 years ago. Still family owned and operated, Barnett products are still made in America- by riders, for riders.

 

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Top Electric Motorcycles For 2017

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Challenges have popped to the surface regarding electric vehicles. They might be more emission prone than petrol based vehicles. Batteries are nasty. We will see.

The world is fast changing. No, not Governments and definitely those Senators never leave or change. While the more Hollywood movies change, the more they remain the same.

Generations change and the new millennials have different priorities and preferences. Climate is supposedly (“allegedly”) changing.

Demand and Supply of big bikes have changed. There are again more British motorcycle brands in the market than American bikes with the return of Enfield, BSA, Norton and the veteran Triumph.

Roads have changed with new taxes tolls on rush hour routes. The year has changed to 2018. My underwear has changed from boxers to briefs. Bikernet.com has changed and become mobile friendly.

Last year, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by year 2030, and this just this year the UK government announced plans to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040. China is leading the way with maximum ownership of electric vehicles in the world.

But the future is bright. In the four-wheel world Elon Musk is leading the way with his innovative Tesla brand, and over here in the two-wheel world there are a host of different manufacturers all looking to the future. Read more.

Lindbar Highway Bar For 2018 Softail Line

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Lindby Custom, Inc. now has the LINBAR available for the 2018 Harley Davidson Softail models.

The LINBAR is made from 1 1/4” high strength steel and is offered in 3 different finishes chrome, gloss black powder coat and flat black powder coat. It is designed to offer the most comfortable foot rest placement. The retail price for the LINBAR is $369.95

 

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