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Loretta Lynn on Stage to Welcome Event-Goers to her Ranch!

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 Wednesday October 11, 2017 (Hurricane Mills, TN) The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival throttled into Hurricane Mills, TN September 28 -October 1, for it’s inaugural year and delivered an event of top quality production, with a grass roots southern hospitality feel. Guests are saying this was a “class act event” revolving around all things motorcycle, music and camping.
The event hosted motorcycle riders of all makes and models at one of the most storied and beautiful ranches in the great state of Tennessee, Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.
Attendees enjoyed live music at multiple locations within the ranch including top acts such as; Ben Haggard, the youngest son of late country music legend, Merle Haggard, legendary John Anderson, who kicked off the first night by performing some of his top hits from the more than 40 singles he’s charted over his 30 year career. Also performing was Tim Montana, who spent the past year touring with ZZ Top and Kid Rock. Last spring, Tim’s collaboration song with Billy Gibbons “This Beard Came Here to Party,” became a soundtrack to the Nashville Predators’ NHL Stanley Cup run. Taking the stage on Saturday night was Jared Blake, a motorcyclist himself, who performs at rallies across the country, a wider audience knew him as a contestant on the first season of The Voice, reaching top 4 on Blake Shelton‘s team.
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WARRING SUNDAY POST for October 22, 2017

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We’re living through strange times.Give me your thoughts on the following. Here’s what the Wayfarer said, “Leave Trump alone. Forget climate change. Just focus on cool builds and new technology. Get the politics out of the coverage on the website. It is like one drop of bacteria that makes the whole bucket of water un-digestable.”

He can be a tad harsh, but I got it. Then I received the Bill Bish monthly legislative report. Could we go a month and not fight for freedom and just pretend we live in Disneyland. It’s tough to do, although I suppose some magazines do it. Let me know your thoughts, good or bad.


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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 or by calling direct to 310-822-2697. STRUTS NOT INCLUDED.


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 or a Tucker Rocky dealer near you.

Product Tech Points:
Genuine, top grain RSD “Oily Buffalo leather (1.0-1.1mm
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

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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.
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It’s Biketoberfest Weekend in Daytona. I constantly have discussions with folks about the industry. Some folks are crying and others are jumping up and down. It’s confusing as hell, but more motorcyclists and events are coming on line daily. Maybe that’s good and maybe it cuts the pie in too many directions.

There are more builders than ever before. At one time, I knew most of the builders in the world, now I don’t. I will start my Las Vegas story next week. I thought Las Vegas kicked ass even after the terrible shooting.

I tried to reach out to Jim Betlach, who is working with Shelly Rosemeyer of Daytona Harley on the lot across the street and he was too busy to chat. I hope that’s a great sign that Biketoberfest is cooking.

And every year the Tropical Tattoo Bike Show sponsored by Bikernet and Cycle Source gets bigger. Don’t miss it.

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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.