How To: Install An S&S Cycle Power Package

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Every rider knows the craving. You’ve been riding for a while and you need more speed and power. The S&S Cycle Power Package is the perfect answer but installing the S&S Cycle Power Package might seem like a daunting task. Join us as we walk you through how to install an S&S Cycle Power Package so you can save some serious cash.



Age of Three : a brief history of Trikes

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Age of Three : a brief history of Trikes
The aberration of three-wheeled vehicles in mainstream mobiles on your highway
by Ujjwal Dey

There was always a concept of a three-wheeled vehicle. The tricycle that got motorized. Most of these were owner-created by auto enthusiasts who wanted to custom build their own mean machine for the roads. Now of course, we have really powerful ATVs on three wheels which can give any 4WD a run for its money.

The trike was an increasingly popular form with the front-steering “tadpole” or “reverse trike” sometimes with front drive but usually with rear drive. This was practical due to better safety when braking.

Three-wheeler cars, including some cyclecars, bubble cars and microcars, are built for economic reasons. For example, in the UK there were tax advantages, or in the US to take advantage of lower safety regulations when being classed as motorcycles. As a result of their light construction and potential better streamlining, three-wheeled cars are usually less expensive to operate.


Send us your Trike Photos and Ride Adventures and you could win a free air guitar from your Trikes Editor. LOL. Ok, just send them anyways.

Bikernet Book Review: Keith R. Ball predicts the future back in year 2000

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Bikernet Book Review: Keith R. Ball predicts the future back in year 2000
Revisiting Sam “Chopper” Orwell written by Keith Ball almost two decades ago.
By Ujjwal Dey

George Orwell introduced the world to the idea of Big Brother, doublethink, and newspeak in his celebrated and prophetic novel ‘1984’.

A divided America has the world at panic with everyone and their pet dog uncertain about the future of the promised land of USA. But what does this bold new future mean to us bikers with our nomad lifestyle and love of everything that is good and pure. We were once bracketed with hippies and freethinkers. Now we are labelled as patch wearing misfit outlaws and one-percenters.

Well, a brief and graphic illustration of this dystopian future is available in 2000 novel by Keith Randall Ball titled Sam ‘Orwell’ Chopper in reference to George Orwell’s classic masterpiece ‘1984’.


Believe the impossible. Read the truth. Fight for your Freedoms. Ride Free!

Detailed Review is posted on Bikernet, check it out.

Valerie Thompson First Female Member of Bonneville 200 MPH Club Board of Directors

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The world’s fastest female motorcycle racer, Valerie Thompson, was appointed to the Bonneville 200 MPH Club board of directors during their recent meeting on January 28th at the National Hot Rod Association Museum in Pomona California.

Thompson is a seven-time land speed record holder, team owner/driver and member of six different land speed racing 200 MPH Clubs. She made history at the 2016 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, winning the “The Fastest Time of the Meet” award with a speed of 304.263 mph (489.6 KMH) piloting the Team “7” Racing streamliner. Thompson is the first female rider over 300 mph, earning the title of “Worlds Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer.”

Thompson joins 8 other board members who are responsible for the direction and business of the club. The Bonneville 200 MPH Club recognizes those drivers and motorcycle riders who are able to set class record over 200 MPH against an existing record or minimum. The club recognizes records of the Southern California Timing Association, and International records of the FIA and the FIM set in the flying mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats. There are currently over 750 members since the founding of the club in 1953.

“We are delighted to have Valerie as our first female member of the board,” said Dan Warner, President. “Valerie’s many accomplishments, both on and off the track, make her a valuable new board member. I’m confident her unique insights and marketing expertise will be highly valued as we address a wide variety of issues for our members,” added Warner.

With a top speed of 208.812 mph, Thompson became a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club on her BMW S 1000 RR at the 28th Annual World of Speed event in September 2014. “Earning membership in the 200 MPH Club had been a dream of mine since I started racing. It was the result of many years of hard work and determination. I never imagined I would be invited to join the club’s board of directors,” said Thompson. She added, “I consider this appointment a real honor and high point of my career. I look forward to working with everyone on the board.”

The next meeting of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club board is scheduled for June in Pomona, CA.


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Another day in Paradise. I’m itching all over. I’m forced to read more reports about the EPA attacks on business. I don’t get it, but I’m just an old biker. Why would anyone want to attack your neighbors, put stress on employees, put businesses out of biz, fine your brothers and sisters and destroy whole industries.

You would think the government would step in and try to find balance and freedom for peace within our society. But no, regulation becomes the priority. Regulation against our own peeps, not even peeps in other countries. How does that make any sense?

At one time we lived in paradise, we partied and danced in the streets. Hell, we only had to fight for helmet choice freedoms. We could build what we wanted, when we wanted. At one time all I had to think about included finding another redhead and another bottle of Jack.

Let’s his the news:

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Industry News — J&P Cycles Partners with GEICO Insurance

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J&P Cycles and motorcycle insurance provider GEICO have just entered an exclusive partnership that provides riders with personal insurance consultations from GEICO at J&P Cycles stores during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida and the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota. Additionally, J&P Cycles Gold Club members and GEICO motorcycle insurance policy holders will also receive other benefits online and at events to be announced throughout the year. Riders and customers will also find detailed information on how to select the right motorcycle protection and access to no-obligation insurance quotes from GEICO from the J&P Cycles website.

“Our customers are passionate about customizing their motorcycles and need an insurance company that supports them. Coverage of accessories is critical for anyone who loves having the coolest looking bike around, and we think GEICO does that best,” said Zach Parham, vice president and general manager of J&P Cycles.

“With J&P Cycles being the premier retail destination for motorcycle fans worldwide, we couldn’t think of a better partner to help us strengthen our presence in the motorcycle community,” said Ted Ward, GEICO vice president. “This is a win-win for everyone and GEICO is looking forward to working together to help J&P’s customers with their insurance needs.”

Information about J&P Cycles and partnership events is available at


Quick Tech — How to Perform a Three Hole Oil Change on a Harley

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In this edition of Weekend Wrenching the folks at J&P Cycles show you how to perform a three hole oil change using the Maxima Oil Change In A Box Kit. Learning to do your own basic maintenance can help you save some cash. Take the time to learn how to perform your own three hole oil change today and skip the outrageous service charges. In this video, Pauly breaks down the steps you need to take to change your oil, transmission fluid, primary fluid, and oil filter for a three hole oil change.


Project Chieftain Puts 10 Indian Motorcycle Dealers In Competition To Build An Epic Custom Indian Chieftain

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Over the past four months, Indian Motorcycle dealers across North America have been hard at work building their own version of the world’s most legendary custom Chieftain yet. Here are the results of their efforts and creativity.

Now you get to vote for your favorites, and as a bonus, you’ll be entered to win a new 2017 Indian Chieftain you can call your own. Three winners will be announced at Daytona Bike Week 2017. But first, have a look at five of these ten amazing custom creations here. You can vote and enter to win a new 2017 Indian Chieftain here.