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Memorial Tribute Biker Urns

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What better way to pay tribute to family or friends who have taken that long ride into the sunset than to honor their memory with one of these Biker themed URNS. Manufactured 100% in the USA at Paughco’s manufacturing facility in Carson City, Nevada; each URN is fabricated using stampings from original Paughco gas and oil tanks.

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There are 5 styles to choose from; Wall mount Dished Half tank 16”-long x 9”-tall x 5.5”-deep, Mini Coffin tank 15.5”-long x 9”-wide x 4”-deep, Frisco-Style Sportster tank 16”-long x 7.5”-tall x 9”-wide, Fat Bob Half tank 19”-long x 8”-tall x 5.5-wide and Barrel-Style Oil tank 9.5-wide x 6”-diameter. Each style is offered in gloss black, chrome and copper. Fat Bob and Frisco tanks retail at $499.95, Mini Coffin-$599.95, Dished-$549.95 and the Oil tank runs $399.95. Optional chrome shelf bracket is for use with the Dished Half Tank and sells for $129.95. These are special order items so give Paughco a call at 775-246-5738 or on line by hitting the banner below.

 

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A Minimalist Riding Jacket For Women From RSD

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Roland Sands Designs makes a bold statement in women’s riding gear with the intentionally understated Quinn leather jacket.

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The Quinn features a host of hidden features and subtle technical enhancements that take it from the realm of fashion wear to real riding gear. “Women don’t necessarily want to look like a MotoGP racer but they want to be comfortable on the bike and look good” says Roland Sands, the former racer who has worn plenty of roadracing leathers in his day. “But make no mistake, this is a performance-fit riding jacket, not a fashion accessory.”

The Quinn jacket combines rotated, pre-curved sleeves and dropped back length with an aggressive riding fit. “You will fall in love with the soft and supple top grain leather,” he adds. Unlike stiff race wear, the Quinn forms to your body and provides an ease in movement like you won’t find in an average riding jacket. “Combine all this with our silky satin poly lining, perforated leather panel sleeve inserts and you have a jacket that is just as comfortable and sexy on or off your bike.”

RSD’s standard attention to detail means power stretch shoulder panels for ease of motion, a relaxed collar opening and zip close cuffs. Zippered panels at the waist enable the Quinn to conform to the curves for a custom-tailored look off the bike, while armor-ready pockets in the shoulders, elbow and back make it ready for action when you are on the bike.

 

Available in Black and Tan, MSRP: $550

The Love Might Be Over But Its Charitable Work Will Go On

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While we have officially ended the Love Ride’s 30+ year motorcycle charity ride and huge concert, the LOVE RIDE FOUNDATION itself will continue to forward charitable causes for underprivileged children and US veterans in the near future.  I came to this decision after an endless stream of personal letters and emails asking me to at least keep the pilot light on, if not the full blaze of the Love Ride. So I thank you for reminding me of the importance of why we started this all 32 years ago. To help others.

We plan to take 2016 off and regroup in 2017 for a yet to be announced activity of some sort. So stay tuned for further announcements. Again, it won’t be the Love Ride charity ride and huge concert. It will be a LOVE RIDE FOUNDATON sponsored event of some sort to help those in need, which is the true spirit and camaraderie that brought me to the motorcycle community in the first place.

In closing, I am deeply grateful for your friendship and support to date. You can find me at Glendale Harley-Davidson or spending time with my many Grandchildren. Feel free to reach out with any suggestions or ideas to oliver@loveride.org

Safe travels,
Oliver Shokouh
Chairman and Founder, the Love Ride Foundation

Love Ride Foundation
3717 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
USA
(818) 246-5618

Barnett Throttle-by-Wire Extensions For 2008-up HD Baggers

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Installing taller handlebars on your Harley Davidson and need to extend the throttle-by-wire? Barnett has got you covered with a throttle-by-wire extension kit! Barnett, manufacturer of the world’s finest control cables, also offers throttle-by-wire extensions.

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 These plug & play extensions make installation easy! It’s that simple- no individual wires to mess with- no soldering or modifications required. They are available in lengths of 8”, 12”, 15” and the 20” extension features a bare end for routing through sharp handlebar bends. Available for 2008-15 FL’s (except CVO/SE) and all 2016 models using throttle by wire. To order, please contact your dealer or order online at www.barnettclutches.com. MSRP: $39-$60

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Veterans Charity Ride To Sturgis Promises To Be Epic

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The second annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis (VCR) will be hosted in summer 2016 and a new nomination program, “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime,” has been added. Starting in Los Angeles, California on July 30, the nine-day ride to Sturgis, SD will provide twenty veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life.

Founded in 2015 by veteran Army Paratrooper Dave Frey and Emmy-award winning director Robert Manciero, VCR uses motorcycle therapy to provide a healing and fun experience for a select group of veterans who need support.

“Giving veterans an outlet for their stress, and creating a way for them to find emotional balance, is critical,” said ride founder Dave Frey. “As a veteran myself, I’ve used long motorcycle rides for years as a mechanism to decompress. It occurred to me that others would benefit from the power of motorcycle therapy. VCR provides a group of veterans with the benefits of riding, plus a camaraderie and brotherhood that veterans often have difficulty finding on their own.”

The challenges for veterans are well documented. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and difficulties with re-assimilation to civilian life are common. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – many who are still young individuals – are facing a major crisis, with an estimated 20 percent of those veterans having PTSD and/or depression according to a 2014 survey*. Motorcycle therapy is one of several effective therapies for veterans seeking relaxation, peace of mind and enjoyment.

VCR 2016 will give 15 ambulatory and five amputee/disabled veterans of various military branches – the majority of whom are post-9/11 vets – the opportunity to work toward overcoming their post-war challenges on the open road. Riding from Los Angeles to Sturgis, the veterans travel through the most scenic back roads of the western United States on the latest Indian Motorcycle models, some with Champion sidecars and custom trikes. They experience the great outdoors and the beauty this country has to offer, using motorcycles as a mechanism for healing. Along the ride route, the group will stop in small towns to meet with other veterans, supporters and riders, and participate in various adventures, including off-road excursions, and street rallies. Upon arrival in Sturgis, the group is treated to a special “Hero’s Welcome” and have a week-long “ultimate rider” experience, taking part in the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and further solidifying a brother/sisterhood that was formed on the open roads of the Wild West.

In addition to the veterans chosen by the sponsoring team from various organization, the new program “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime”, enables the public to nominate two deserving veterans to join the ride.  People are asked to visit VeteransCharityRide.org/heros-ride to nominate their favorite post-9/11 veteran and describe why he or she is deserving of this amazing experience. Two heroes will be chosen to join the group – one rider (motorcycle license and experience required) and one amputee/disabled veteran (motorcycle license not necessary), who will ride in a donated Champion Sidecar. The online nomination program will run from March 4 through April 15. The two chosen heroes will be announced on Memorial Day, May 30th, on VeteransCharityRide.org. More details and nomination forms are available at VeteransCharityRide.org/heros-ride/.

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“Champion Sidecars & Trikes is thrilled to participate in this program for a second year. This year, we are providing more vehicles, so more veterans can reap the benefits of motorcycle therapy and everything this great program has to offer. We believe in the power of motorcycle therapy, and are proud to partner with VCR to change and save lives,” said Craig Arrojo, President of Champion Sidecars & Trikes. Visit http://www.championsidecars.com/ for more information.

Back for a second year as primary sponsor is Indian Motorcycle, with additional sponsorship and support provided by Liberty Sport (official eyewear sponsor of VCR), Red Cliffs Lodge (Moab, UT), Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney, and The Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD.

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Live Your Legend With Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson is launching a global marketing campaign: ‘Live Your Legend.’ The campaign shows how a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle can enable riders to create deeper bonds and share richer experiences – allowing them to live their own legend.

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“Generations of Harley-Davidson owners inspired the ‘Live Your Legend’ campaign,” said Shelley Paxton, VP Global Marketing and Brand. “For more than 113 consecutive years, riders have told us what they experience on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It’s the freedom, the adventure, the bonds and living life on your own terms – That’s the legacy this campaign encourages all of us to pass along.”

Harley-Davidson will launch the new campaign during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  ‘One Day,’ the first of the new ads, debuts March 17 during the first week of the tournament. The ad – which features the new Harley-Davidson Low Rider S motorcycle – focuses on the bond shared between a father and his young son.

As an ongoing extension of the campaign, Harley-Davidson will curate conversations in social media using #LiveYourLegend, and showcase real-life stories from Harley-Davidson riders. The series will be aggregated at www.h-d.com/today.

Kuryakyn Plug-N-Go Driver Backrest For Indian

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The all-new Kuryakyn Plug-N-Go Driver Backrest for Indian models provides ideal lumbar support that can be dialed in to suit the needs of virtually any rider.

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The stylish, contoured pads are wrapped in premium black or tan synthetic leather that’s weather-resistant and tailored to flawlessly match factory Indian saddles. Height can be adjusted by simply mating coordinated notches on the durable welded and stamped steel backrest with the included mounting bracket, which bolts securely to the frame beneath the seat. Fore and aft adjustability can be set up during installation, rounding out a full range of adjustable relief where it’s needed most. A removable Velcro pouch attaches to the rear of the backrest pad to provide a zippered stash pocket and additional foam padding for passenger comfort.

The Plug-N-Go Driver Backrest with Black Pad (P/N 1628) and classic stitching is in stock and available now. The Tan Pad (P/N 1629) features diamond stitching and can be pre-ordered at the link below, with expected availability in late April. Hardware is included for bolt-on installation on all ’14-’16 Indian models (except Scout) with factory seats.

• P/N 1628 – Black Pad, P/N 1629 – Tan Pad, MSRP: $599.99
http://http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/4959/plug-n-go-driver-backrest-for-indian

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Following Arrest For Battery On A Police Officer, Danny Eslick Will Not Take Part In The Daytona 200 Race

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The American Motorcyclist Association and the American Sportbike Racing Association, in consultation with Daytona International Speedway, have suspended professional motorcycle racer Daniel C. Eslick of Broken Arrow, Okla., from the Daytona 200 for actions deemed to be detrimental to the sport.

According to the Volusia County (Florida) Clerk of Circuit Court, Eslick is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, a felony of the third degree, as a result of events that took place about 11:59 p.m., March 7, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Participating in professional motorcycle competition is a privilege, not a right, and there is zero tolerance for behavior that is detrimental to the promotion of motorcycling in all its forms.

The AMA has extended Eslick’s suspension to all AMA-sanctioned activity. The suspension will be in effect until this case is resolved, at which time the AMA may lift the suspension or take further action.

Harley Reaches Out To First Responders and Military Personnel

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At a venue known for speed – Daytona International Speedway – Harley-Davidson took a moment to slow down and say “thank you,” inviting a group of military personnel and first responders to take an unforgettable ride around the “World Center of Racing” during the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week.

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Now through the end of 2016, all current and former U.S. military, and first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS professionals* are invited to learn to ride for free through Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy program. More information is available at a Harley-Davidson dealer or going to http://www.h-d.com/AmericanHeroes. If Riding Academy is not available in a particular area, qualified participants can still earn a Harley-Davidson Gift Card for the same amount of the enrollment fee for a qualified third-party motorcycle riding course.

“Our offer of free motorcycle training for all U.S. Military and First Responders is all about expressing our for their service, so they can enjoy more of the freedom they work so hard to protect,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson U.S. Marketing Director. “We’re honored all of these riders joined us today. What a great way to celebrate 75 years at Daytona Bike Week, kick-off riding season, and salute those who help protect everyone’s personal freedom.”

Escorted by police motorcycles and led by Karen Davidson, great-granddaughter of the company co-founder, the group took an honorary lap around the recently remodeled Speedway track.

Karen Davidson, great-granddaughter of the company co-founder, riding a 2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout, leads a group of military personnel and first responders on an honorary lap around Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 10 in Daytona Beach, Fla., for the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week. Throughout 2016, Harley-Davidson is offering all current and former U.S. military and first responders to learn to ride for free through Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy program.

Karen Davidson, great-granddaughter of the company co-founder, riding a 2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout, leads a group of military personnel and first responders on an honorary lap around Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 10 in Daytona Beach, Fla., for the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week. Throughout 2016, Harley-Davidson is offering all current and former U.S. military and first responders to learn to ride for free through Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy program.

After the ride, Harley-Davidson also premiered “Comeback Chapter,” featuring Bradley Sims, a police detective and former Army Reserve Solider and new Harley-Davidson rider. The video features Bradley’s story, and showcases the positive benefits of riding. Check-out the video at http://bit.ly/ComebackChapter.

Guests also were invited to throw a leg over Harley’s 2016 lineup – the most powerful collection of cruisers in the brand’s 113-year history. Harley’s newest bikes – the CVO Pro Street Breakout and the Low Rider S – and the Road Glide Ultra, with its clean sheet design, are ready to demo ride for those itching to roll the throttle of a brand-new bike.