Salt Torpedo Chapter 17: Cable Mania Wild Action Every Day: Where’s Our Fiberglass Guy?
By Bandit with photos by Wrench
I always wanted to be able to adjust the height or ground clearance, but that’s becoming more of an issue. So initially I would like to know if I can buy larger diameter front wheels, which I will research today.
If you have never been part of a benefit ride you should know at least this.
Bikers PAY to ride. Something they could do for free. But they choose to pay to ride ,the fee can be anywhere between $10 to $20 or $30 per person. Not only do they pay to ride, they usually drop a lot of cash for the extras. Raffles, 50/50, and silent auction.
When you see a group ride by, they are probably riding for charity! Instead of getting upset because they blocked traffic or caused you a slight delay, please remember this. They are very generous people.
Give them space and your patience. It sometimes helps to have a little reminder about things. So please be patient and smile when you see them because they are doing something good for someone you may know, or a good cause. Please feel free to copy and share with friends.
Biker Lives Matter Florida USA
Great News…. John Rogue has once again stepped up and will be leading the upcoming Board of Directors for Biker Lives Matter – Florida USA… as “President”
for those that don’t know Rogue ” I am a well known Photo-Journalist in the Motorcycle Field and have had my work continually published in national magazines since the late 60s. I also do work for select individuals.” *source bikerrogue.com
He has been involved in Biker Rights almost as long as I have been alive (a long dang time)… was one of the founders of the “original” A.B.A.T.E. ….
We couldn’t ask for a better or more experienced person to take the controls… Thank You Rogue….
With the advent of electric mobility across the globe, automobile companies have started preparing for electric vehicles with the transfusion of latest technologies and groundbreaking designs. We present to you some of the latest prototype designs in the recent years.
Evoke 6061 by Evoke Motorcycles
Evoke Motorcycles’s Evoke 6061 name is derived from the “Twin Plate Frame” which uses precision laser cutting process from solid T6-6061 aluminium billet pieces. It has a 120 kW (160 bhp) motor with a chain final drive, and provides over 272 Nm of torque. The batteries are said to offer a higher top speed than the Evoke’s previous Urban Series electric motorcycle which gave 130 kmph.
The Mission One by Mission Motors
The bike exhibits a top speed of 150 mph along with a range of 150 miles. It is expected to deliver faster acceleration as compared to other gasoline sports bike and does not require to shift gears.
LiveWire by Harley Davidson
LiveWire is one of the most anticipated e-motorcycle among all and is expected to roll out in the US later this year. The two-wheeler is equipped with a telematics system called H-D Connect. This updates owner about details via an app. It is expected to come at a price of $ 29,799.
Moto Undone by Joey Ruiter
This bike is certainly one of the most unique two-wheelers one could own. It is not shaped like a basic motorcycle and does not even have paints. Moreover, it does not make any noise as well. It has a range of 90 miles or three hours.
Zeus by Curtiss Motorcycles
Zeus was presented as a prototype a year ago. This electric bike has a range of 450 km with 140kW power. The production of this $60,000 bike will begin next year. Curtis Motorcycles have started acce
The iconic British motorcycle manufacturer arrives in Korea with its first flagship store, commencing its full operation, including after sales, spares and service.
Cult motorcycle maker, Royal Enfield on Friday has announced its entry into South Korea, with Vintage Motors (Kiheung International) as its official distributor-partner in the country.
The iconic British motorcycle manufacturer arrives in Korea with its first flagship store, commencing its full operation, including after sales, spares and service, the company said in a statement.
Vimal Sumbly, APAC Business Head, said, “Our focus is to sustain and expand our reach in International markets especially in Asia pacific region. Royal Enfield has seen consistent growth in the APAC region with a 20% year-on-year growth. Korea is an important chapter in the growth story and we are thrilled to commence business here. We fully committed to focus all our energies on becoming part of the fabric of this country’s rich motorcycling culture.”
This strategic announcement is in line with Royal Enfield’s focused international thrust of leading and expanding the global mid-sized motorcycle segment (250-750cc).
Pablo Lee Jr, CEO, Kiheung Motors said, “Royal Enfield motorcycles will offer Korean two wheeler riders an opportunity to upgrade to a robust long-distance, leisure riding culture with its modern-classics machines, that are brilliant for long rides on the highway at the same time perfect to commute in heavy traffic in the city”.
Royal Enfield enters South Korea, with line-up of three of its widely popular models featuring single-cylinder engines currently up to 500 cc: Bullet (500cc), Classic (500c), and Himalayan (410cc).
MIAMI (WFLA) – Approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,600 pounds of cocaine were offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear on Thursday at Port Everglades.
The marijuana, worth an estimated $12.5 million, and the cocaine, worth an estimated $50 million, was seized in international waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The drugs represent five separate suspected drug smuggled vessel interdictions by the US Coast Guard.
According to the Coast Guard:
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear was responsible for two cases, seizing approximately 7,900 pounds of marijuana and 300 pounds of cocaine.
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) was responsible for one case, seizing approximately 2,700 pounds of cocaine.
The USS Tornado (PC-14) with a Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team was responsible for 2 cases seizing approximately 6,100 pounds of marijuana and 660 pounds of cocaine.
“I could not be prouder of this crew’s accomplishments, and of the entire interagency and allied team that continue to stand the watch in an effort to stem the efforts of smugglers that seek to destabilize the Western hemisphere while they line their pockets,” said Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Dennelly, Executive Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Bear.
Twin Power is excited to announce the addition of Heavy-Duty Axle and Adjuster Kits for 2002 and later Dresser models to its product line.
Fort Worth, TX – Twin Power Introduces Heavy Duty Axle and Adjuster kits for 2002 and Later Dresser Models
Twin Power is excited to announce the addition of Heavy-Duty Axle and Adjuster Kits for 2002 and later Dresser models to its product line. Twin Power is known for its high-quality parts and accessories designed for the American V-Twin enthusiast.
These axle kits feature a solid stainless-steel axle machined from 316 material that will not rust or seize to the wheel bearings. The adjusters are hard chromed steel with 4140 steel adjuster screws. All additional hardware is Grade 8 and installation tools and instructions are included. Kits are proudly 100% made in the USA and simple to install with only a minor spotting and drilling modification required.
“The High-Performance Bagger scene is exploding,” says James Simonelli, Twin Power Brand Manager. “Large displacement engines, turbos, and superchargers are becoming the norm. These mods will easily overwhelm the stock belt drive and snail cam style adjusters and typically also require a chain drive conversion kit. In addition to the extra strength, these kits also allow a greater range of axle adjustment and are a perfect addition to our popular Cush Drive chain conversion kits. They are also priced more reasonably than many of the other kits on the market but give you the quality that you’ve come to expect from Twin Power”.
Both kits retail for $354.99 and are available from your local Tucker V-Twin dealer.
About Twin Power
Since 1982, Twin Power has been designing and producing quality parts and accessories for
the American V-Twin enthusiast. Driven by the same passion that fuels the American V-Twin scene, Twin Power is relentless in their pursuit of quality, functionality, and value. They will not offer a Twin Power product to their customers unless they are proud to sport it on one of their own rides. More information can be found at twinpower-usa.com.
Angels doesn’t look pretty, you might say about these tattooed bikers. However, they saved countless animal lives all over the country. They even set up an organization, Rescue Ink, and their main goal is to save as many animals as possible. They investigate cases of animal abuse, save pets from their violent owners and help the animals to find new homes.
Rescue Ink is a non-profit organization who fights for animal rights. All volunteers, the team members are bikers, bodybuilders, former military personnel, police detectives, and even lawyers.
“Some people like to think of us as superheroes. The truth is, we are super animal lovers. Through the years, and through many caseloads, obstacles, and downright challenges, we remain strong and dedicated to our mission,” they said.
They made agreements with animal shelters and public organization and they cooperated with the authorities to reduce and even stop animal abuse. Regular people and even famous artists joined their cause. So far, these kind people managed to offer a much better life for a lot of animals, as dogs, cats, horses, pigs and even fish.
And when those heros don’t save animals, they’re teaching children to be kind and lovely with animals. They actually try to prove and to teach everyone that animal abuse is so wrong.
“Let’s just say an official goes to an abuser’s house, he pulls up in a cop car and, immediately the abuser knows the cop’s limitations, he has certain boundaries. But when we pull up, they don’t know what we’re going to do, they don’t know what we’re capable of doing. So it helps out big time,” teh team said in an interview with People.
Harley-Davidson Teams with Local Trade Schools for ‘Battle of the Kings’ Bike Build Competition
MILWAUKEE (April 15, 2019) – For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson® dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build the coolest custom motorcycles in the world in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.
Now, Harley-Davidson is calling on the public to help select the winner by voting for their favorites from April 15 to May 15 at H-D.com/BattleOfTheKings.
The “Battle of the Kings” competition highlights the endless possibilities to personalize Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It’s the largest dealer custom build bike competition in the world, showcasing Harley-Davidson’s leadership in customization. Since 2015, Battle of the Kings has created more than 500 custom bikes.
This year, U.S. trade school students were invited to join their local Harley-Davidson dealership for the builds, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of skilled tradespeople to join the world of motorcycling. Under the guidance of experienced Harley-Davidson mechanics, students from across the country were introduced to the creativity, customization prowess and technical precision of motorcycle customization.
“Harley-Davidson’s goal is to build the next generation of riders, and those new riders will need service technicians and customization experts to help them along the way,” said Heather Malenshek, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand. “Introducing trade school students to the unlimited possibilities of custom bike building will unlock their creativity and inspire them to think outside the box as they embark on their careers.”
Vote Now to Help Pick Winner
The public can vote from a selection of more than 40 rolling works of art featuring the latest in design, fit and finish created in partnership with the students of future automotive mechanics, designers and welders of America. Starting today, the first round of voting, called People’s Choice, is open at H-D.com/BattleOfTheKings.
See the builds from dealerships around the world by following #BattleOfTheKings on social media. For more information on the rules of the competition and to vote on the bikes, visit H-D.com/BattleOfTheKings.