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JIMS Product Release For The “On Bike” Valve Spring Compressor For M8

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JIMS Milwaukee-Eight® “On Bike” Valve Spring Compressor

When changing valve springs for performance upgrades, or simply replacing a leaking valve seal, it is necessary for the technician to completely remove the cylinder head from the engine. This adds unnecessary time and expense.

With an MSRP of $265, you can now use this revolutionary and creative new tool that JIMS has developed, which eliminates this step completely. This patentpending “on bike” valve spring compressor kit for Milwaukee Eight engines, works with the cylinder head installed on the motor.

Simply remove the rocker box covers and rocker arms, and install this unique compressor on the rocker arm shaft. Once the cylinder is filled with compressed air, the technician can easily rotate the tool and compress the top collar of the valve spring exposing the keepers to remove the top collar, valve spring, and seal.

This patent pending tool dramatically saves time for any technician working on Milwaukee Eight performance upgrades or service work. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/HlkMKnO3Wfo

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Harley-Davidson launches new Motorcycle Models and Technology for 2020

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON LAUNCHES NEW MOTORCYCLE MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR 2020

The Debut of the All-Electric LiveWire™ Motorcycle and the Return of the Legendary Low Rider® S Model

MILWAUKEE (August 20, 2019) – New models, new technologies, and more customer choices are featured in the expansive lineup of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles for 2020.The new Harley-Davidson Low Rider® S model brings aggressive style and all-out performance to a 2020 Harley-Davidson models that also include the all-electric LiveWire model and the new CVO Tri Glide® model, the ultimate three-wheel motorcycle. Also new for 2020 is the H-D Connect service, a subscription-based cellular connectivity service for select Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and the Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS), a new collection of rider-control technologies for select models that includes traction control and advanced Antilock Braking System (ABS).

The new models and advanced technologies are components of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan to accelerate building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments, broader access and a commitment to strengthen dealers globally.

“Harley-Davidson offers riders a host of new models, gear and accessories for 2020 as we leverage our unmatched ability to blend style, performance and technology in products designed to elevate the motorcycling experience,” said Heather Malenshek, Harley-Davidson Chief Marketing Officer. “This year Harley-Davidson offers more choices for more riders than ever before.”

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Model: A New Motorcycling Experience

The LiveWire model is an all-new, all-electric motorcycle; an exhilarating and evocative new model designed to offer the rider a high-performance motorcycling experience infused with a new level of technology, and the premium look and feel of a Harley-Davidson product. Propelled by the immediate torque of the H-D™ Revelation all-electric powertrain, the LiveWire motorcycle is capable of rapid acceleration with just a twist of the throttle – no clutching or gear shifting required. With up to 146 miles of range**, performance is optimized for the urban street-rider. The LiveWire model is the first in a broad portfolio of electric two-wheelers designed to establish Harley-Davidson as the leader in the electrification of motorcycles. (See separate LiveWire releases for full details) 

**146 miles (city) / 95 miles (combined). Riding range estimates provided following the SAE J2982 Riding Range Test Procedure and are based on expected performance of a fully charged battery when operated under specified conditions. Actual range will vary depending on riding habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions.

New Low Rider S Model Combines Performance with Attitude

The new Low Rider S motorcycle takes a performance-first approach that emphasizes power, agile handling, and enhanced rider control combined with traditional Harley-Davidson character. Handling of the Softail chassis is enhanced by premium suspension components tuned for aggressive riding stoked by the power of a muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine. Styling cues from the coastal build scene include a raised handlebar, mini fairing, solo seat and blacked-out finishes. (See separate release for complete Low Rider S details)

The Heritage Classic motorcycle drapes the Harley-Davidson Softail® platform in pure nostalgia, and for 2020 it has been re-styled, exchanging the blacked-out look of the previous model for bright finishes to give this bike a more-appealing look to riders who love the gleam and sparkle of rich Harley-Davidson chrome. Re-styled components include a bright powertrain with chrome air cleaner and covers; chrome steel laced wheels; chrome headlamp bucket and auxiliary light buckets, bright fork legs and chrome fork covers and nacelle; chrome rear fender struts and side covers; a chrome console; a polished stainless steel handlebar with a chrome riser and top clamp; and a full clear windscreen with chrome support hardware. The Heritage Classic is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107 powertrain and is mechanically identical to the 2019 model. Features include lockable and sealed hard saddlebags, a detachable windscreen, a two-piece skirted seat and pillion with black studs, and standard cruise control and Antilock Braking System (ABS). Color options include: Vivid Black, Billiard Burgundy, two-tone Silver Pine/Spruce and Billiard Red/Vivid Black. The Heritage Classic 114 model powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine will retain the model’s original, blacked-out look.

New Technology

H-D Connect service introduces subscription-based cellular connectivity to select Harley-Davidson® motorcycles to keep riders connected to their motorcycle through their smart phone using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson™ App*. The H-D Connect service allows owners to connect remotely to their motorcycle and view key vehicle health information. It also provides the owner with the reassurance of being able to remotely monitor their motorcycle’s security, including tamper alerts on the Harley-Davidson® App and stolen-vehicle assistance. (See separate Technology release for full details) 

* The H-D™ Connect service is not available in all markets. Market availability will vary.

The Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) is a new collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking, utilizing the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology. The RDRS features are standard on the 2020 LiveWire, Trike and CVO models, and optional on all 2020 Touring models in the U.S. (except Electra Glide® Standard models). (See separate Technology release for full details)

New Road Glide® Limited and Touring Model Options

The new Road Glide Limited model replaces the Road Glide Ultra model for 2020 and offers new premium luxury-touring features, including painted pin striping, a gloss-finish inner fairing, heated rider hand grips, Slicer II Contrast Bright wheels and new tank, front and rear fender medallions. The Road Glide Limited model is a long-haul, two-up touring specialist featuring the distinctive aerodynamic Road Glide shark-nose fairing with triple split stream vents that limit rider head buffeting. The standard Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine delivers smooth, powerful touring performance while dual Daymaker® LED headlamps offer outstanding night visibility.

Premium Touring suspension includes an easy-adjust rear shock pre-load for a smooth, confident ride. Reflex Electronic Linked Brakes with ABS deliver confident braking performance. The Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with color touch screen offers navigation, communication and entertainment options.

The new Black Finish Option for the 2020 Ultra Limited and Road Glide Limited models gives these models a sinister blacked-out look direct from the factory. The Black Finish package includes: Slicer II cast aluminum wheels finished in Gloss Black, fuel tank, front and rear fender medallions with a Gloss Black fill surrounded by a Charcoal border, Gloss Black powdercoat powertrain, covers and exhaust plus black Tour-Pak® luggage carrier hinges, latches and rack, a black console, footboards, handlebar, gauge trim rings, hand control levers, mirrors, and foot controls, black LED Daymaker headlamp, trim ring and LED fog lamps (Ultra Limited only), and black fork lowers, fork covers, engine guard and saddlebag guards.

New standard Antilock Braking System (ABS): The Reflex™ Brembo® electronic linked Antilock Braking System (ABS) that was previously optional on some Touring models is now standard on all 2020 Touring motorcycles. ABS is designed to prevent the wheels from locking under braking and helps the rider maintain control when braking in a straight line.

CVO Model: The Pinnacle of Harley-Davidson Style and Design

The new CVO Tri Glide® model joins the CVOLimited and CVO Street Glide® models in the portfolio of limited-production, super-premium CVO motorcycles for 2020. Created for discerning customers, CVO models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and attention to detail that borders on obsessive, engineered and assembled to factory-quality standards and backed by the Harley-Davidson® warranty. The Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain – the most displacement and power offered from the H-D factory – is exclusive to CVO models. (See separate CVO release for full details on all CVO models)

 

Join the Stuntmen’s Association on a Coastal Motorcycle Poker Ride

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JOIN THE STUNTMEN’S ASSOCIATION ON A COASTAL MOTORCYCLE POKER RIDE, SEPTEMBER 20TH FOLLOWED BY THE 57TH ANNUAL STUNTMEN’S ASSOCIATION TROY MELTON CHARITY GOLF EVENT, SEPTEMBER 21ST AND 22ND. GOLF EVENT HELDATPECHANGA CASINO’S, TEMECULA CREEK INNGOLF COURSE IN TEMECULA, CA!

Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures

www.stuntmen.com

The public is invited to join a host of stuntmen and women, celebrities & avid golfers.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST, 20, 2019- Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures

have announced the Motorcycle Poker Ride, September 20th, followed by the 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Charity Golf Event to be held September 21&22, 2019 at Pechanga’s Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA. The public is invited to join them.

On Friday, September 20th, the Stuntmen’s Association Motorcycle Poker Ride, a procession of bikes and classic cars will leave the Stuntmen’s Association offices at 5200 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA at 10:00AM. The caravan will travel coastal towards Dana Point with a few stops along the way for “poker cards”. Eventually the procession will transition down the beautiful canyon of Hwy74, through Lake Elsinore to our final destination in to Old Town Temecula. The Wine and Beer Garden will welcome us with a live band, food and fun!

The 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Golf Tournament event will be at Pechanga’s, Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course. For all golfers, Saturday Sept. 21st will be a “scramble” and Sunday the 22nd, “play your own ball”. A cocktail mixer will take place Saturday evening at Pechanga’s “Eagles View” room overlooking the city. Music will be provided by American Patriot Band. The awards banquet, raffle and silent auction will follow Sunday’s golf. There will be a raffle winner for a beautiful 2019 Grom Motorcycle announced at the awards banquet.

This charity event benefits the Taurus Foundation. The Taurus World Stunt Awards Foundation was established by an endowment from Red Bull Energy Drink CEO, Dietrich Mateschitz. The Foundation provides support for the international stunt community and financial assistance to members of the Taurus World Stunt Awards Academy, who experience a debilitating stunt-related injury. Financial grants are considered on merit in the event of a stunt related temporary, partial, or permanent disability.

The Golf Tournament’s namesake, Stuntman, actor and avid golfer, Troy Melton was a founding member of the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures. Following World War II, Melton found work as an actor before his career as a stuntman took off in the late 1940’s. Melton’s career as an actor and stuntman spanned a little over forty years.

Tournament:

Early bird special: $280/player, After August 13th: $304/player.No refunds issued after Sept.14th.

Hotel: Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway Temecula, CA 92592

OR: Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592.

Stuntmen’s Association Golf Event

Early registration for our 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Charity Golf Tournament is open! Price increases August 13! Stuntmen’s Association office: 818.766.4334,

stuntmen@sbcglobal.net

Facebook: Stuntmen’s Association Golf Tournament and Motorcycle Poker Run Fundraiser

Register online: https://www.stuntmen.com/event/57th-annual-troy-melton-memorial-golf-tournament-2/

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE OFFICE @ 818-766-4334 or the Tournament Coordinator @213-479-4765

WHO: A host of Stuntmen & Stuntwomen, motorcycle riders, avid golfers, celebrities and the general public

WHAT: Stuntmen’s Association Motorcycle Poker Ride & the 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Charity Golf Tournament

WHEN: September 20th, 21st, & 22nnd, 2019.

WHERE: Pechanga’s Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

CONTACT: Cherry Hepburn, (O) 818-783-4071 cherry@putnam-smith.com

RIDING FOR WARRIORS 5th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE RAISES MORE THAN $25,000 DOLLARS

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Air Force veteran raises money to support Warrior’s Wish program for wounded veterans

 

Photo Caption: U.S. Air Force veteran Michael Nehlsen at the Great Salt Lake in Antelope Island State Park, Utah at the start of the fifth annual Riding For Warriors.

 

UNION, N.J. (August 20, 2019) – The fifth annual Riding For Warriors recently wrapped its 15-day motorcycle journey raising more than $25,000 for Hope For The Warriors and its Warrior’s Wish program.

Celebrating 12 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family, and hope for veterans, service members and military families.

Through one of its first established program, Warrior’s Wish, Hope For The Warriors fulfills a desire for a better quality-of-life or supports a quest for gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

For the fifth year, the ride was led by Air Force veteran Michael Nehlsen, with his daughter riding along, and sponsored by Union, New Jersey-based Hillmann Consulting.

The cross country trip started in Utah and traveled through Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and more, ending back home in New Jersey.

“Despite having to reroute several times due to inclement weather, this year’s journey covered approximately 4,000 miles, across 13 states, said Nehlsen. “We met a lot of veterans, friends of Hope For The Warriors, and motorcycle enthusiasts along the way, which is always one of the most interesting and rewarding parts of this journey. It’s an honor to be able to give back and I’m thankful to everyone who has donated and supported this cause.

“Here at Hillmann, we are just so grateful to be able to support our veterans in this way,” he added.

In five years, Nehlsen’s annual ride has raised more than $145,000 for Warrior’s Wish providing wounded veterans with woodworking and farm equipment, family trips, a horse trailer, a bass boat, two road bicycles and more.

“The Warrior’s Wish program was one of our first established programs,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “It’s an honor to have Michael’s continued support to this program and Hope For The Warriors, as he travels across the county each year raising funds and spreading awareness for his fellow veterans.”

Key sponsors for the fifth annual Ride For Warriors include: Hillmann Consulting, Vietnam combat veteran Bill Nelson, and PAL Environmental Services.

For more information on Hope For The Warriors or its Warriors Wish program, visit hopeforthewarriors.org,  Facebook or Twitter.

About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 19,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition services, clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and community development and engagement. The nonprofit’s first program, Warrior’s Wish, has granted more than 180 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 23,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.

NCOM Motorycle News Bytes for August 2019

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From Electric to World Leader in Trouble
By Bill Bish, Editor Ride-On Magazine with images from the Bob T. Collection

THE AIM/NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE
is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.

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Barnett Complete Clutch Kit- 2014-19 Indian Chief/Chieftain/Roadmaster/Springfield 2014-19 Scout

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Barnett has added two clutch kits to the line-up for the 2014-19 Indian Chief/Chieftain/Roadmaster/Springfield and 2014-19 Scout. These complete clutch kits feature Barnett’s exclusive Carbon Fiber (Chief) and Kevlar (Scout) segmented friction plates which provide better oil flow for cooler clutch temps and smoother, more consistent performance and longer life. Completing the kit is a set of tempered steel plates and a set of heat-treated, heavy duty coil springs. To order, please contact your dealer or visit us at www.barnettclutches.com. Made in the USA.

 

Part #303-40-20014 (Chief/Chieftain/Roadmaster/Springfield)

 

Part #303-40-10015 (Scout)

 

Barnett Clutches & Cables

2238 Palma Dr.

Ventura, CA 93003

Ph: 805-642-9435

www.barnettclutches.com

 

Kawasaki Rider Eli Tomac Captures Third Consecutive Pro Motocross Championship

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Foothill Ranch, Calif. (August 17, 2019) – Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac and his KX™450 earned his third consecutive AMA Pro Motocross Championship at the penultimate round of the series in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Tomac scored fo five overall wins this season and captured 10 moto wins in total. Tomac cements his legacy as only the fourth rider in history to win three consecutive motocross titles. The title is Kawasaki’s 14th 450 class motocross championship, more than any other manufacturer.

To get it done today and a race early is amazing! Honestly, when I crossed the line I didn’t know I had gotten the championship. To go three championships in a row is pretty special and something I am proud of. Each championship has been special in its own right, but man am I happy we got it done today. I can’t thank the entire Monster Energy Kawasaki crew and the entire Kawasaki motorcycle corporation enough for all of the hard work and support all season long.“ – Eli Tomac

Riding with your Dog

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For most of us, our pets are considered family. So, have you ever felt guilty leaving your furry friend at home when you’re taking a ride? Nowadays, you don’t have to leave them whining at the door. Dogs already love the wind in their hair, so taking Fido with you on your next ride could be a match made in heaven. Check out our tips for motorcycling with your dog and don’t forget, safety should always be your #1 priority.

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