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Harley-Davidson Revs Up at Sturgis; Builds New Headquarters

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Harley-Davidson is revving up its involvement at the 79th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a new headquarters, exciting activities, and workshops that are sure to inspire riders just as much as the beautiful roads around them. Most notably, Harley-Davidson is going all-in on creating experiences across the rally that keep riders engaged including:

New this year, Harley-Davidson will call the Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground in Vale Township, S.D. home to its official headquarters for the 79th, 80th and 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rallies. As the main Harley-Davidson destination, the grounds will now host Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.) H.O.G. member check-in as well as demos of the brand’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire™.

Complimentary pinstriping by Skratch, tattoos by Mike Davenport, and fabrication demonstrations by 7 Metal West taking place at Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground.

The campground will also host special exhibits including P&A customization demonstrations on 2019 bikes and a showcase of Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings U.S. competition winning bikes in the chop, race, and dirt categories. Riders won’t want to miss a daily display of six builds from the 2019 Born Free show that are sure to inspire what’s possible in customization along with open Q&A on August 3rd and 4th with two of the build teams from San Diego Customs and Suicide Machine Company.

Harley-Davidson is also offering more ways for attendees to unlock all that Sturgis has to offer through its H-D Black Card.

Additional details can be found in the release below and at H-D.com/Sturgis.

MILWAUKEE (July 30, 2019) – As the official motorcycle sponsor of the 79th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, Harley-Davidson Motor Company welcomes all motorcycle riders and fans to the beautiful Black Hills region of South Dakota for the largest motorcycle rally in the United States. Harley-Davidson will host activities starting August 3rd through August 10th at multiple venues throughout the region.

New this year, Harley-Davidson will call the Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground in Vale Township, S.D. home to its official headquarters for the 79th, 80th and 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rallies. As the main Harley-Davidson destination, the grounds will now host Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.) H.O.G. member check-in as well as demos of the brand’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire™.

“We are excited to be based at an all-new facility at Pappy Hoel,” said Ann Janikowsky, Harley-Davidson Director of Marketing, Community and Experiential. “The all-new H-D Garage will house a stage for demonstrations, a great new-bike demo area, custom bike displays, special events, the H.O.G. venue and more. While we’ve turned Pappy Hoel into Harley Headquarters, there will also be outposts at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point and Sturgis Community Center, and tour destinations in Deadwood and Hill City.”

Additional notable activities taking place at Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground include complimentary pinstriping by the legendary artist, Skratch, tattoos by Mike Davenport, and fabrication demonstrations by 7 Metal West. The campground will also host special exhibits including P&A customization demonstrations on 2019 bikes and a showcase of Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings U.S. competition winning bikes in the chop, race, and dirt categories. Riders won’t want to miss a daily display of six builds from the 2019 Born Free show that are sure to inspire what’s possible in customization along with open Q&A on August 3rd and 4th with two of the build teams from San Diego Customs and Suicide Machine Company.

Harley-Davidson is also offering more ways for attendees to unlock all that Sturgis has to offer through its H-D Black Card. Visitors are encouraged to register for a Black Card at any primary Harley-Davidson location and use the card at all Harley-Davidson activities to receive access to exclusive programming throughout the rally and be automatically entered to win prizes, including gift cards, merchandise and concert tickets.

Racing fans can catch Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team racers Sammy Halbert and Jarod Vanderkooi in action at two exciting American Flat Track series events during the Sturgis Rally. The team will race on August 4th at the Buffalo Chip TT in Sturgis, and on August 6th at the Black Hills Half-Mile Presented by Law Tigers at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. For race schedules and ticket information visit Americanflattrack.com. Fans can also visit the Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground on August 5th at 3 p.m. for an autograph session with the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team riders Andrew Hines and Eddie Kraweic, and at 5 p.m. with the American Flat Track team.

For Sturgis Rally details and a complete schedule of events at all Harley-Davidson venues go to H-D.com/Sturgis, or pick up a copy of the H-D Official Schedule and Map at H-D sites and other locations in the region.

Bikernet Weekly News 25 July 2019

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I’ve been approached by two companies to either write or produce a documentary on the history of Easyriders. The new Choppers Magazine wants a written story and a documentary producer approached me about producing a documentary.

What was an Easyrider? What did he stand for and who understood the code and who didn’t? That may be the context of the article.

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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Try It Before You Buy It at the Sturgis Rally

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With over 20 years of Air Management Experience, we have come to find that you really like options. Our original and patented Flare™ Windshield is now available for over 60 models and with up to 6 heights and 4 colors to choose from.

We continue to revolutionize the industry by making sure you have the smoothest ride with the best airflow. How do we guarantee the smoothest ride?

We let you TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT!

Visit Klock Werks at one of our two locations at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and take the Flare™ for a ride on your own bike. Our krew will install the Flare™ then you simply take it for a test ride wherever you like. If you like it… You can buy it on the spot and enjoy your ride the rest of the rally. If you don’t like it… We’ll put your original windshield back on hassle free.

It’s really that easy.

FREE Installs
The krew is also ready to hook you up with FREE installs of Device Mounts, powered by iOmounts. Oh, and don’t forget to grab a bottle of Shine Werks to keep all your parts shiny!

Beginning August 2nd, we will have a minimal krew back home at the Mitchell, SD location. Please provide us grace if you’re placing orders online that week.

JIMS Balancer Bearing Installer for Milwaukee-Eight

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All Milwaukee-Eight® engines (Softail and Touring) incorporate balancers to reduce vibration. For just $195, JIMS® has now developed a balancer bearing installer (Part No.5833), which can be used in conjunction with our existing JIMS® balancer bearing remover (Part No.5832), to precisely install these bearings in the proper location for all Milwaukee-Eight® engines. Incorrect installation of these bearings can cause severe damage to the crankcase, or even complete engine failure. The precision machined installer, aligns to the crankcase via case bolt and dowel locations, allowing the technician to install the bearings on a workbench without the use of a driver or press. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 0xe633J4JU0

If you have any questions, please call me directly at (805) 482-6913.  Your time in reviewing these current, past, or future press releases is greatly appreciated.

Exclusive in the Cantina

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Cantina Episode 86: Wim Whatever
Friday Morning Blues

It struck 10:00 in the morning in the Port of Los Angeles and a ship’s air-horn blasted the morning. Immediately the Cantina front door opened, and skinny, downer Clay walked in. He missed the naked Chinese broad tied to the chair, the outlaws, the dead dude and the mountain man, still fuming.

READ THE EPISODE BY CLICKING HERE

Royal Enfield First Look
During Demo Days We Reviewed the Twin Engine Enfield

Royal Enfield is on the road promoting their new 650 Twins. They have been around the USA with their demo days trailer and fleet of bikes. Denver was scheduled in June but because of troubles in customs a reschedule was in order. I have been wanting to try a Royal Enfield out for some time. I’m looking for a city bike, fighting traffic in Denver I need something snappy and agile. My Road King is a great bike but it is not light or slippery, so the search continues.

READ THE ROAD TEST REPORT BY CLICKING HERE

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.