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Sinister Front Fender For 26 Inch Wheels

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Large wheels need large fenders, and Sinister is the place to go if you want to cover that 26-inch rim on your bagger. All Sinister fenders are manufactured from space-age composite materials for long life. These John Shope-styled fenders hug that front wheel tire assembly to accentuate the sleek styling of virtually any custom Bagger or chopper utilizing big wheel styling. The fenders require neck rake modifications for proper clearance and appearance. See your local Sinister Industries dealer or contact John Shope at 623-465-5263,,

MOTORCYCLES NOT ALLOWED:Your message may be better suited to the TripAdvisor Forums

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My message: Do not show up on a motorcycle because the WONT let you in. I drove from LA and am a moto-journalist doing a story…hell I didn't even know motorcycles are NOT ALLOWED!  Does this happen often I exclaimed… "All the time" the guard told me as he  pointed to the exit.

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Indoor/Outdoor Motorcycle Covers

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The New heavy-duty Indoor/Outdoor Motorcycle Covers ($139.95 to $179.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories are designed to protect a bike from the elements and are  made with 300 Denier fade-resistant polyester with taped seams for water resistance and top vents to promote air circulation. New adjustable drawstrings, a convenient belly strap, and a corset-style cinching system along the backbone adjust the cover for a secure fit. A convenient opening near the front wheel accommodates a security cable, and internal pockets accept the optional Cover Alarm (P/N 69000038, $29.95). Available in orange and black or inconspicuous plain black finish, the covers feature reflective piping for added visibility, and can be stuffed into an integrated storage pouch when not in use. The covers are available in three sizes, including one for Trike models. Indoor/Outdoor Motorcycle Cover Online Details

Performance Machine Fuel Caps and Fuel Replacement Caps

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Enough is never enough when it comes to new product design at Performance Machine.  Some of our proudest moments are realized when we finally have the opportunity to share the fruits of our labor with you.  The next fabulous product born from PM lineage is a complete line of fuel caps.  And, like any brother and sister, these caps are blessed with the quality of their heritage, but they all look a little different.  Meet the all new Merc, Array, Scallop, Grill, and Apex Fuel Caps from Performance Machine.  From the hot rod styling of the Merc and the Scallop, to the timeless design of the Grill, to the immaculate detail of the Array and the Apex each cap will have you wanting to top of your tank and become part of the PM family. 

Screw-in a premium PM cap for a high-end look of royalty, without the high-end price of $69.95.  CNC’d from aircraft grade aluminum, our unique vented fuel caps are an instant custom addition to 1996-up H-D’s.  Each fuel cap is available in Chrome, Contrast Cut, and Black Ops finishes.


Shop Smart With Lowbrow Customs

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Lowbrow Customs continues to set the bar when it comes to presence, service, selection, and customer satisfaction. This proved true this month when a renovated website was released to widespread customer acclaim. "I have tried buying other places" said Chet McNeely of Ft. Wood, Nebraska, "but I simply couldn't figure it out. The internet can be a confusing place. I was able to find what I needed AND to purchase it at Lowbrow; I wouldn't go anywhere else." Those sentiments were echoed by Kilgore Trout of North Saskatoon, Canada when he exclaimed "I can buy cast aluminum seat pans and fabricator's bungs at any roadside stand, but they don't offer the top shelf service and stand behind their products like they do at Lowbrow. Those guys in the midwest really know how to make it happen."

To become part of the fabric that weaves together this rag tag band of malcontents and miscreants go to your local public library and log on or call toll free 1-855-4LOWBROW.

RM Auctions Posts A Spectacular $95 Million In Monterey

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RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California, on the weekend, realizing a spectacular $95.7 million in total sales*, with a strong 89 percent of all lots sold.

The impressive results represent the highest individual auction tally in RM’s history and, significantly, an almost 20 percent increase on last year’s record $80 million Monterey sale, albeit generated by a smaller offering; this year’s sale featured an elite, handpicked selection of 120 of the world’s finest automobiles compared to 144 motor cars offered at the 2011 sale. Illustrating RM’s expertise in the presentation and marketing of blue-chip automobiles at auction, as many as 20 vehicles realized million-dollar-plus results, with five lots achieving individual prices exceeding $5 million, and numerous new auction records set. Exclusive video highlights from the weekend are available online here:

 “We are absolutely delighted with the results from our Monterey sale, which not only reflect our best performance to date but demonstrate the continued strength of the collector car market and high global demand for investment-quality automobiles,” says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions. “The sale truly captured the attention of the world’s elite collectors, and the results once again prove that RM continues to set the standard for collector car auctions with its high-caliber consignments, impeccable presentation, unparalleled client service, and accurate estimates provided by our expert team of car specialists. We look forward to continuing the momentum with our upcoming fall auctions in Hershey, Dallas, and London.”

The event’s top seller was a1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car, P/1074, achieving a new world record for an American automobile sold at auction with a remarkable sales price of $11,000,000 (pictured above). The first, by serial number, of several lightweight GT40s built for the J.W.A./Gulf team, this exceptional racing car was completed in 1968 and carries an incredible history from new. Finished in the Gulf team colors of Powder Blue with a Marigold stripe, it raced extensively throughout 1968 from Daytona to Le Mans, as well as the Le Mans trials at the hands of Jacky Ickx, before it was sold to Solar Productions in 1970 and used as a camera car in Steve McQueen’s Le Mans. Providing one of many thrilling auction moments across the two-day sale, the GT40 spurred a lively bidding war in the room; its world record price earning a standing ovation from the crowd.

Additional lots surpassing the $5 million mark included a magnificent trio of Ferraris, including a hugely desirable 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, chassis 3319 GT (pictured), for $8,580,000; an exceptional 1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta, chassis 0594 CM, which set a new world record for a closed Ferrari at $8,250,000; and a coveted 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’, chassis 0585 GT, which fetched $6,710,000. Rounding out the group of $5 million-plus sales, the supremely elegant, Pebble Beach ‘Best of Show’ winning 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Special Roadster achieved a strong $5,017,000, to set a new world record for an Horch sold at auction.

“The results indicate a particularly strong market for 1950s and 1960s sports and racing cars, with many new records achieved within this category across the Monterey weekend,” adds Shelby Myers, Managing Director, RM California. “Whether this reflects a change in existing collector tastes is unknown, however it certainly shows that interest in makes such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and other post-World War II sports cars is at an all-time high. It is important to note the trend was not only evident in the multi-million-dollar bracket, but ‘best of category’ examples across all levels,” Myers adds.

Other notable auction results include:

a race bred 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, the fourth DB4GT produced, exceeded its pre-sale estimate, selling for a strong $2,035,000;

a 1953 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Sports Saloon set a new world record for its model, achieving a superb $1,622,500;

a highly original 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Mk II, just one lady owner from new, well-surpassed its pre-sale estimate, selling for $792,000;

a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs and Flares’ attracted fierce bidding, realizing a world record price of $467,500; and

a perfectly preserved, delivery-mileage 1989 Ferrari Testarossa doubled its pre-sale estimate to enter the history books with a world record price of $264,000.

Reflecting RM’s global clientele, the strong results were generated by registered bidders from 25 different countries on the telephone, over the Internet, and assembled in the standing-room-only venue.

RM Auctions’ 2012 Monterey Million-Dollar-Plus Sales:

Lot 139

1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car


Lot 240A

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder


Lot 117

1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta


Lot 231

1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta 'Tour de France'


Lot 133

1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster


Lot 214

1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car


Lot 226

1967 Ford GT40 Mark I


Lot 121

1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe


Lot 233

2001 Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car


Lot 228

1960 Aston Martin DB4GT


Lot 229

1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe


Lot 212

1953 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Sports Saloon


Lot 239

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta


Lot 249

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 'Competizione Speciale'


Lot 114

1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra


Lot 240

1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra


Lot 221

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB


Lot 250

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' Coupe


Lot 140

1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR


Lot 137

2001 Audi R8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car


In addition to RM’s strong auction performance, the company’s restoration division, RM Auto Restoration, continued its track record for excellence on the show field at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, with the 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini, of West Orange, New Jersey, judged ‘Best in Class’ and a ‘Best of Show Nominee’, and the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet, owned by The Patterson Collection in Louisville, Kentucky, also receiving ‘Best in Class‘ honors. In addition, a 1930 Cadillac 452 Fleetwood Roadster, owned by Bob and Brigette Thayer of Atlanta, Georgia, and also restored by RM Auto Restoration, was judged second in its class.

RM Auctions continues its 2012 calendar in Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 11–12, 2012, closely followed by the presentation of The Charlie Thomas Collection, October 20, near Dallas, Texas, and its annual London sale at Battersea Evolution, October 31. For further information on upcoming events, along with complete official results from RM’s 2012 Monterey sale, please visit