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We are giving away a Frame

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Check us out on Instagram at @PaughcoParts for the details!

Who wants a Chopper project?
We are giving away a 120ECB Paughco frame!⁠

Frame Specs:⁠
Rigid Evo Sportster 86-03⁠
Chopper style neck⁠
0 Out x 2-1/4″ Up x 40° ⁠
Built for hydraulic disc brakes⁠

To qualify just,⁠
Tag 5 friends in a comment for one entry then⁠
share this post in your story or on your page for a second entry! ( Remember to tag @paughcoparts )

Alex Martin Charges to Podium Finish with SCORPION™ MX Tires in Front of Home Crowd at Spring Creek

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Privateer John Short Captures Career-Best Finish in the 450 Class

MILLVILLE, Min. (July 23, 2019) – The eighth round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicked off under heavy thunderstorms at Spring Creek Motocross Park for the annual Spring Creek National. Following the morning rain, Pirelli riders opted to run the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and SCORPION™ MX Soft rear tires in both the 250 Class and 450 Class. JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Alex Martin raced to his best finish of the season in front of his home crowd, while TPJ Racing’s John Short earned a career-best result.

Alex Martin collected his first podium overall of the season for the JGRMX team at Spring Creek. | Photo – Browndogwilson

As the gate dropped on the opening 250 Class moto, Martin completed the opening lap in third aboard his Suzuki RM-Z250 and set his sights on the riders in front of him. With the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto winding down, Martin closed in on second, eventually making the pass and holding the position until the checkered flag for his third podium of the season.

At the onset of the 250 Moto 2, Martin launched out of the gate with his SCORPION™ MX tires and narrowly missed out on the holeshot, but was forced off of the track exiting the first turn and rejoined the race just outside of the top five. Martin continued his march towards the front, picking off riders one-by-one until he got into second. At the conclusion of the moto, race officials made the decision to dock Martin a single position for his excursion off of the track in turn one, giving him third in the moto. The 2-3 scores helped Martin capture a season-best second place overall.

Pirelli riders got off to strong starts with the SCORPION™ MX Soft rear scoop tire. | Photo – Browndogwilson

“It felt awesome to earn a second place overall finish at my home national here at Spring Creek Motocross Park,” said Martin. “Having the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX Soft rear tire was a big advantage in the sandy, muddy conditions that we faced this weekend. The motos went very well, with two second place finishes. It was unfortunate to get docked a position in the second moto. I’m excited with how things have been progressing.”

In the 450 Class, JGRMX support rider Isaac Teasdale launched out of the gate to take a commanding holeshot in 450 Moto 1.  As the 40-rider field completed the opening lap, Short moved in to third, followed by Teasdale in fourth and JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Freddie Noren in seventh. When the checkered flag waved, Short held on to take sixth, resulting in the best moto finish of his career. Noren was just behind in seventh.

TPJ Racing’s John Short had a career day in the 450 Class, finishing seventh overall (6-8). | Photo – Browndogwilson

The final 450 moto of the afternoon once again saw Short get off to another strong start in third and Noren in seventh. Short continued his impressive efforts by finishing eighth. Misfortune struck Noren in the middle of the moto as he struck a downed rider on the landing of a jump and crashed. Fortunately, he was able to quickly remount and put in a charge to take a hard-fought 11th. Short finished a career-best seventh overall (6-8), awarding him top finishing privateer honors on the day. Noren ended the day eighth overall (7-11).

“This weekend was a great confidence builder for me,” said Short. “The two good starts were huge! I’ve never had a top five start at an outdoor national, so I was thrilled to get that experience racing up front in the top three for a little bit. It definitely fires me up and makes me want to keep working hard and improving so that I can continue to move forward!”

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal, Washington next Saturday, July 27 for round nine.

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (1-1)
  2. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (4-3)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (2-5)
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (3-7)
  5. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (14-2)
  6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (11-4)
  7. John Short, Dallas, Texas, Honda (6-8)
  8. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Suzuki (7-11)
  9. Henry Miller, Rochester, Minn., KTM (5-14)
  10. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, MO., KTM (16-6)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 342
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 304
  3. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 293
  4. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 288
  5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna – 272
  6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 265
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 198
  8.  Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 175
  9. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., KTM – 166
  10. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Suzuki – 156

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (3-1)
  2. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (2-3)
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (1-6)
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (5-4)
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (4-5)
  6. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha (14-2)
  7. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (7-10)
  8. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (6-11)
  9. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Kawasaki (10-9)
  10. Ty Masterpool, Paradise, Texas, Yamaha (11-13)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 352
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 316
  3. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 306
  4. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 233
  5. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha – 233
  6. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda – 225
  7. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 207
  8. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., Husqvarna – 186
  9. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 181
  10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 163

Harley-Davidson FXDR drag bikes dominate in Pro Stock Motorcycle Debut

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Hines Defeats Krawiec in All-Harley Final at Denver NHRA Nationals

MORRISON, Colo. (July 22, 2019) – An all-new motorcycle body added momentum to the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team as riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec stormed through the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway aboard a pair of brand-new Harley-Davidson FXDR drag bikes. In the competition debut for the Harley FXDR bikes, Hines defeated Krawiec in an all-Harley final to take his sixth win of the season and extend his points lead in the class.

“Changing the bike mid-season can be a gamble because it can really affect the aerodynamics, handling and the rider’s view down the track,” said Hines. “Plus, we’ve been winning a lot with the Street Rod bikes. It took months of development to get the FXDR ready for the track, with some instrumental input from Harley-Davidson engineers and designers. We took a lot of time to make sure the fit and quality would be what Harley-Davidson expects out of us. They entrusted us to roll out a new model and that shows how strong our bond is and solidifies their commitment to our program and to NHRA.”

The new Harley-Davidson FXDR drag racing bodywork was a joint development project between Vance & Hines and the Harley-Davidson Product Development Center that began shortly after the street-going Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 model was introduced as a new model for 2019. The FXDR 114 is a high-performance cruiser based on the Softail platform that combines the unrelenting power of the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine with the liberal use of new weight-saving aluminum and composite components to amplify every aspect of performance. After approval by the NHRA and pre-race testing, the FXDR bodywork was fitted to the team’s race chassis one day before the Mile-High Nationals as a replacement for the team’s Harley-Davidson Street Rod® model bodywork.

“It was a big challenge to balance aerodynamics, rider ergonomics and styling to achieve a great FXDR body that was capable of carrying on where the Street Rod left off, but we have great engineers and designers here at the Product Development Center that were up to the task, and we’ve had great collaboration with the Vance & Hines team from the start. Hat’s off to the entire team for making this debut race a special one for everyone involved,” said Jim Brendelson, Harley-Davidson Chief Engineer, Core Engineering.

Hines qualified fourth for the event with a best run of 7.232 seconds at 186.20 mph. Krawiec qualified seventh with a best elapsed time (ET) of 7.239 seconds at 186.28 mph. In Sunday eliminations, Hines found a great tune-up and posted consecutive 7.1-second ETs to defeat Cory Reed and Hector Arana and ran down defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith in the semi-finals. The win over Smith was the milestone 500th career round win for Hines. Krawiec defeated Karen Stoffer, Jerry Savoie and Hector Arana, Jr. to set up the fourth all-Harley final of the season. Hines ran 7.174 to best Krawiec’s 7.222 to take the win over his teammate, for the fourth time this season.

A five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, Hines has been dominating the class in the first eight races of this season, posting a 25-2 record in eliminations and winning six finals to bump his record-setting career total to 54 wins. Following the event at Denver Hines leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle field with 847 points. Krawiec is in second place with 734 points. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Angelle Sampey lost in the first round at Denver and is in eighth place in season points with 346.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team will be back on the track with its Harley FXDR drag bikes July 26-28 at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

5th annual Fuel Cleveland

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Fuel Cleveland 7/27/2019

The 5th annual Fuel Cleveland takes place this coming Saturday and is, as always, a completely free show. Join us in spreading the word…

Post one of these fliers or photos below on Instagram or Facebook and tag @fuelcleveland and #fuelcleveland. Post up photos or even just a link to www.fuelcleveland.com on any motorcycle forums or Facebook groups you are on.

Thanks and see you there!

Special Ops Jacket from 5-Ball Racing

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Our (13) pocket Special Ops tactical-style motorcycle Jacket converts into a vest.

Designed for the road with heavy duty gun metal grey zipper front, bound leather neck trim and strong double needle seam construction. The 2 conceal and carry pockets will stow your valuables.

EXTERIOR FEATURES:

  • Zip-off removable Sleeves converts into Special Ops Vest
  • 2 chest Pockets(zip closure)
  • 2 Zip waist pockets,
  • 2 waist flap pockets(snap closure)
  • Side Snap adjustments.

INTERIOR FEATURES:

  • 2 Gun pockets with quick snap
  • Storm Flap
  • 2 Zip pockets
  • 2 easy-access coin pockets
  • 100% cotton black/white plaid lining.
  • 1 Media Pocket

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Best for the highway adventures

5-Ball Leathers’ (12 Pocket) Special Ops Club Jacket is designed for the biker on the go, with room for wallet, keys, smart phone, garage door opener and everything else a busy, modern American biker carries nowadays.

Made from milled buffalo leather, a top-grain quality leather (the most common type used in high-end leather products). It’s constructed at 0.9mm, a middle weight leather.

The light-weight milled buffalo leather keeps riders warm in the morning, and the zip-off removable sleeves will keep them cool in the afternoon. Additional features include heavy-duty gun-metal-grey zipper front, bound leather neck trim and double-needle seam construction.

Designed for riders to include with layers—the goal with layering is to create a maximum amount of warmth with as little bulk as possible.

This makes the Special Ops a perfect jacket for carrying gear of all kinds. Each pocket is thought out for utility use including the two conceal pockets that are stitched in such a way to as be wider and deeper than the typical pocket.

Electric scooters: threat to motorcyling or innocent fun?

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No license, no registration, no insurance, no helmet: all you need to rent and ride an electric scooter is an app on your phone. FEMA’s Wim Taal looks into why this could be a threat to motorcyclists.

Especially in larger cities, a growing number of people are using personal light electric vehicles (PLEVs), to move on the streets, such as ‘e-scooters’ or ‘trottinettes’ and other devices such as Segways, monowheels and powered skateboards.

Most of these vehicles are not currently subject to any form of registration, or any other regulation such as type approval, driver training and licensing and third party insurance. It is not up to FEMA to lay out a set of rules for these vehicles, but we are concerned that these type of vehicles could be categorized as powered two-wheelers. That could mean that victims of road accidents with these vehicles end up in motorcycle accident statistics, possibly causing stricter (safety) rules for motorcyclists.

The fact that more and more cities are planning parking bans on sidewalks for personal light electric vehicles, can also mean stricter parking rules for motorcycles. Other than most bicycle rental schemes, the rental scooters do not need to be put in docking stations. Typically the vehicles are left all over sidewalks, left behind by the user that reached his destination.

‘If victims of accidents with e-scooters end up in motorcycle accident statistics, stricter (safety) rules for motorcyclists can follow. A parking ban on sidewalks for e-scooters can also mean stricter parking rules for motorcycles’.

A number of companies have flooded cities with electric scooters that can be rented using an app on your phone. In Paris for example, over 20,000 of these two-wheelers have been introduced. From an article in the Guardian: “Broken scooters end up in some of the city’s famed gardens or are even tossed over bridges into the Seine, and the city’s pavements have become something of a battleground between riders and pedestrians. Mayor Anne Hidalgo says electric scooters have fallen into a legal grey zone and after repeated complaints and a spate of injuries and near misses, the mayor and police want to limit speeds to 20km/h in most areas and 8km/h in areas with heavy foot traffic, and prohibit parking anywhere but designated spaces. Hidalgo also plans to limit the number of scooters. Paris already imposes €135 fines for riding on the pavement and €35 fines for blocking the pavement while parked.”

In Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, police are seeing growing numbers of riders of rental scooters that use them to get home after a night on the town, whilst intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. These users face fines of up to £240.

FEMA’s considerations

Collision and injury data relating to these vehicles must be collated separately from that relating to motorcycles, mopeds or bicycles. This is a major concern for us as we do not want to have the collision data for motorcycles skewed by the inclusion of two- or three-wheeled powered vehicles which are not subject to the same regulations.

We propose to create a separate category L0 (L-zero) for PLEVs to distinguish them from bicycles, electric assisted bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles and other L-category vehicles.

Perfect Bikernet Weekly News for July 18th, 2019

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What an interesting week. We are scrambling with the Salt Torpedo. I trying to outfit the new Bikernet Salt Flats Van for the trip to Bonneville. I’ve been in touch with various Easyriders contributors and now ex-staff members regarding the future.

A few of us have been super-lucky to make a living in the motorcycle industry. Even tougher, I’ve been having a blast in the Chopper industry most of my life. It’s not about the money, obviously, it’s about sex.

What could be sexier than to bang around choppers, metalflake paint, sultry art and girls all your life. What could be better.

Otherwise, this week has been amazingly positive with cool resources surfacing for the Torpedo. We’ve about got the body handled. Jane came by and took shots of my ’72 Ford F250 and the Shovelhead in the back. She thinks she can move it and the Shovelhead. Not sure I can sell the 1928 Shovelhead.

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Lindby Crash Bar to the rescue

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On a Run to a Surf Competition in Santa Cruz, California

We were hauling ass, and in one of the last turns, I caught some gravel and bike started to lose control. I laid it down as smoothly as I could to avoid flying off the cliff. Luckily, I had my Linby, thick-walled tubing, crash bar installed during our rebuild (from my last accident), which dug into the gravel and swung my bike left and not into the Pacific Ocean.

READ THE LINDBY REPORT IN THE CANTINA – CLICK HERE

Biltwell People’s Champ 2019

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The talent pool was deep and the competition was fierce, but alas– there can only be one Champ. This year, Nick Busby and his knockout 1962 panhead took home the trophy and the cash. The next day as an invited builder at Born Free he was given the Mooneyes award, so he’ll be on the way to Yokohma in December with the rest of the Chopperazzi. Take a peek at the event and the bike that won it on our latest WTF blog

We’ve got a few new, women-specific pieces in this year’s apparel line, and they all feature buttery fabrics and soft-handed water-based inks. Check ‘em out!