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It’s Fathers Day this weekend, another goddamn holiday when I would rather be in the shop working on my Sturgis Panhead. Builders all over the southland and around the country are scrambling to finish bikes for the Smoke Out, Born Free or another rockin’ show.

Sure, I want to honor my father who passed away at 86. He was a WWII vet, a Seabee, and a Korean War vet. He spent 11 years in the Navy as a machinist and became a chief. He was boot tough and rattlesnake mean. He never backed down to anyone and offered to fight to the death if fucked with.

He wouldn’t give up, ever, except when it came to alcohol. For over 40 years he worked in the oil fields and walked away without a pension. Our neighbors were terrified of him, although learned to love him as he aged.

Speaking of Father's Day, check the new lighter prices on 5-Ball racing leathers. Just click and go.
Speaking of Father’s Day, check the new lighter prices on 5-Ball racing leathers. Just click and go.

In today’s society, unless you are Muslim, fathers get the wrong end of the stick. Fathers were once the breadwinners, the guys who made the household happen. Much has changed and not always for the better. Now, in many cases mom is the breadwinner and who suffers, the kids. They don’t have a mom, and dad got pissed off and hit the road. So, they don’t have a mom or a dad. Oh, bitchin! Oh, never mind.

I’m fortunate, in many respects. My folks hung together until the end. So, here’s to Father’s Day and all the Fathers who hung out.

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Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Call for Entries

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How would you like to score a HUGE list of parts and accessories for you AND your Motorcycle? You can if you enter the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover 2017, brought to you by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance. But, you must hurry! The deadline to enter, July 7th, 2017, is FAST approaching.
Contestants (Girls and Guys) must submit a 600 words or less essay – describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover as well as a photo (jpeg no larger than 5mb) to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com Deadline for entries is July 7th, 2017. Submissions will be narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges will decide who they feel most deserves the Ultimate Biker Makeover and will get to take home all the prizes which include; A wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, A new Mustang Motorcycle Seat, a set of tires from AVON Tyres, A Valerie bag by Motochic, Surprise from S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Kuryakyn, DEI, Memphis Shades, Indian Motorcycle and MUCH MORE!!  Winner will be announced August 10th on Garage-Girls.com and Garage-Girls FB page. 

For more information, rules, eligibility and submission procedures, visit www.Garage-Girls.com
If interested in getting your company involved please contact Sara Liberte at sara@saraliberte.com

Top 1 Ack Attack: Mike Akatiff, The Man Behind The World’s Fastest Motorcycle

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Top 1 Ack Attack became the world’s fastest motorcycle when it set the Land Speed Record of 376.363 mph/605.697 km/h back in 2010. Although no one has beaten his twin-engined streamliner in the better part of a decade, builder Mike Akatiff is not the type to rest on his laurels. Rather than retiring, he is going after 400 mph on the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in the Andes mountains August 3-8, 2017. Don’t miss the video in the full feature, here.

Cooling Oil With Style

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Add style and protection to many 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles with the new Oil Cooler Cover (P/N 25700633 Chrome, P/N 25700634 Black; $149.95*) from Harley-Davidson ® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. This cover is shaped to hug the contours of the oil cooler body and does not interfere with the engine guard or the voltage regulator. The forward-facing mesh screen adds a custom touch and protects the oil cooler fins from road debris without disturbing the airflow across the surface. Easy to install, the cover comes with all required mounting hardware.

This cover does not fit models with fairing lowers, or with the accessory Fan-Assisted Oil Cooler (P/N 62700204). See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

Polaris Slingshot And United Way Dare Thrillseekers To Get On Three Wheels

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With the weather throughout the country ideal for open-air cockpit adventures, thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies have been officially challenged by Polaris Slingshot, daring them to visit a local Slingshot dealership and test drive the bold, three-wheeled roadster that offers a distinct on-road experience like nothing else in the marketplace.

To further “triple dare” the adventure seeker, from June 5 through July 31st, consumers that test drive a Polaris Slingshot, will receive a $20 gift card. For every ride, Polaris Slingshot will make a charitable donation to the national United Way up to $25,000.

“There is no better time than the summer months to enjoy the one-of-a-kind Slingshot,” said Kevin Reilly, Vice President of Marketing – Polaris Motorcycle Division. “Slingshot is a vehicle you can only fully understand by sitting behind the wheel and experiencing it’s handling and performance. Customers that accept our challenge and test drive a Slingshot will receive a gift card. For every test drive completed during the campaing, we will make a monetary donation to one of our favorite charities, the United Way.”

The Polaris Slingshot pushes the boundaries of what a vehicle should be. Its sleek, striking styling and unique three-wheeled platform turns heads on the road while its interior design and features give the feel of driving an exotic sports car. Currently, 30 states require merely a drivers license to enjoy the exhilarating, powerful enjoyment that the Polaris Slingshot has to offer with the remaining states soon to follow.

Owners can customize and personalize their Slingshot with dozens of Slingshot Engineered Accessories, including styling enhancements, tech and audio components, storage options, wind deflectors, riding gear, helmets, driving jackets and street wear. Most of the vehicle accessories are offered in a variety of factory color-matched options.

Go to PolarisSlingshot.com for more information

Legend Suspension To Host Demo Rides During Sturgis Rally

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Legend Suspensions would like to invite everyone to the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Legend Suspensions will be offering Demo Rides of their Legend REVO, Legend AERO and Legend AXEO suspensions at their manufacturing facility, located at 3461 Whitewood Service Road, Sturgis, SD 57785.

Legend Suspensions will also be open to the public for product sales, service, and installations. Legend takes appointments via phone or email and walk-ins when availability allows. Legend Suspensions is open Monday through Thursday 7am to 4pm, year-round.

For more information, to schedule an appointment, or for further details contact Legend Suspensions: 605-720-4202; service@legendsuspensions.com

More information at www.LegendSuspensions.com

Urge Your Senators To Join The Senate Motorcycle Caucus

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U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) launched the first Senate Motorcycle Caucus, and the American Motorcyclist Association applauds their efforts.

Ernst and Peters-both lifelong motorcyclists-will serve as co-chairs of the bipartisan caucus, which will advocate on behalf of both motorcycle riders and manufacturers.

Urge your senators to join Sens. Ernst and Peters on the Senate Motorcycle Caucus. Send a prewritten email by using the convenient AMA Action Center.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.