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Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient – Gloria Struck

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is featuring Hall of Fame Highlights of this year’s outstanding new group of inductees. Here is a glimpse at what they had to say. For the full story join us at the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (tickets available below).  Congratulations to this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient – Gloria Struck.

While Gloria Tramontin Struck came from a motorcycling family, she didn’t originally have any burning desire to ride. Gloria was born in 1925 behind her family’s business, Lexington Cycle Shop, in Clifton, New Jersey. The business had been selling bicycles and Excelsior-Henderson motorcycles since 1915.

In 1946, at age 21, Gloria joined the Motor Maids that had just started in 1941. She and the founder’s daughter, Betty Fauls, are the longest standing members still riding.

Gloria has logged over 500 thousand miles, riding all 48 continental states many times over. Gloria’s family shares her love of riding. Her daughter Lori is also a Motor Maid and can always be seen riding with Gloria.

Learn more about Gloria Struck and all of the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees on August 7, 2019 at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

 

Massachusetts “Women on Wheels®” three Chapters Recognized – over 1 million miles !

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A week before the annual “International Female Ride Day,” (May 4th – see link below) the Massachusetts State Senate and its Registrar of Motor Vehicles / Rider Education Program and others, recognized rider members of its three state Chapters, Metro-West, North Shore and South Shore “Women on Wheels®,” for its 4-years riding and winning WoW’s annual mileage contest -“State’s Highest Mileage,” 2015 – 2018, over a million miles, and their work helping rider charities, safety and awareness efforts aimed at reducing accidents,” and their positive contributions promoting the lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling !

Women On Wheels® – organized in 1982, “is a not-for-profit, international, family-oriented organization that serves to unite all female motorcycle enthusiasts.” Flash forward 37 years and WoW now has 53 Chapters in over 30 States. “Camaraderie, networking and support of women who love the sport is one of the many benefits of WoW membership,” reads its website at www.WomenOnWheels.org.

Betsy Lister of Medford, MA began her riding in 1969, and is an inductee to the Sturgis Hall of Fame. She presented at “ROAR of APPRECIATION” to the WoW Chapters Directors in appreciation of their work promoting safety & awareness aimed at reducing accidents via the Commonwealth’s “Check Twice – Save a Life, Motorcycles are Everywhere” motto, created in 1982 by Bob Doiron, a personal friend before his passing four years ago.

Dennis Palazzo, a 15-year Director of the Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivor’s Fund, presented a Certificate of Appreciation on it’s behalf and the South Shore’s sister Fund, for all its 20-year support and volunteering of “Bikers Helping Bikers / Riders Helping Riders” charity efforts.

As Massachusetts State Chapter Volunteer Coordinator of the American Motorcyclists Association, and having worked closely over the years with many WoW members on rights, riding, awareness and charitable causes, I presented them with a “Congratulations and Thank You” certificate.

https://www.womenonwheels.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswow/

Keith Ball – biker lifestyle insights

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Wheels Through Time

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We are shifting gears. 4 days left.

This month is a special month, as we are giving away a trip to a lucky winner. This expenses paid trip to The Great Smoky Mountain will include a 3-day 2-night stay in at Elk Ridge Cabin and three days of free admission for two at Dale’s Wheels Through Time! You’ll get to see first hand what makes us The Museum That Runs. By purchasing the Better Deal or higher, you will automatically be entered in to win this trip of a lifetime!

WIN The Beautiful 1936 Harley Knucklehead

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HAND BUILT BY DALE WALKSLER The bike features a first year 61 c.i. OHV engine based around a genuine pair of new old stock replacement knucklehead engine cases mated to a 4-speed transmission in Harley-Davidson’s classic black and vermilion red with gold striping.

In the Cantina – Weekly News for April 25th 2019

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May We Find Balance and Freedom

I wonder if all the bullshit is human nature. We just can’t relax and have a good time. We need to fight over something. I just hope it doesn’t lead to something devastating. Maybe I read too much.

I just want to ride free, race, and chase redheads. Life can be so fuckin’ amazing, if we just let it be.

I’m about to launch a new Cantina episode. We have Barry’s footboards tech about ready. And you just don’t know what might happen next.

Joe Teresi told me he has a deal to sell ER and take the company off his hands.

Shit is changing fast. Ride hard and die fast.

Forever Free,

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Longhaulpaul Raises $18,500 for MS Charity on Yamaha Star Venture

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Paul Pelland Sets World Record by Riding on a Dynamometer for 24 Straight Hours

MARIETTA, Ga. – April 25, 2019 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, congratulates Paul Pelland, also known as Longhaulpaul, for setting his third world record by riding a 2018 Yamaha Star Venture for 24 straight hours on a dynamometer, while raising $18,500 for Multiple Sclerosis charity, MS Views and News, Inc.

The Longhaulpaul “Nonstop to Nowhere” event was broadcast live on Facebook in a telethon-style fundraiser as Pelland rode his 2018 Yamaha Star Venture motorcycle at freeway speeds on a dynamometer for 24 straight hours with no rest breaks or stops, traveling an estimated 1,674 miles. The event offered a variety of entertainment including Pelland playing guitar, eating bugs and raffling $3,600 worth of prizes, all while seated on the Star Venture. Thousands of viewers from around the world tuned in throughout the broadcast, with hundreds of donors contributing $18,500 to MS Views and News, funding educational programs for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

After being diagnosed with MS himself, Paul began a million-mile journey raising awareness and funds as he toured the country on his Yamaha motorcycle. After 6 years, he has ridden 350,000 miles, raised $150K for charity and has shared his inspirational story with over 250 audiences across the country. Donations for this event are still being collected at https://www.longhaulpaul.com/nonstop-to-nowhere/donate-live.

For more about Longhaulpaul, his fundraisers, or this event, visit https://www.longhaulpaul.com. Follow his journey on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram @LONGHAULPAUL.

Twin Power Introduces Replacement Fuel Pump Kits

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Twin Power is excited to announce the addition of Replacement Fuel Pump Kits to its product line. Twin Power is known for its high-quality parts and accessories designed for the American V-Twin enthusiast.

These kits feature all components necessary to rebuild the O.E.M. fuel pump module, including pump, filter, hoses, clamps, and wiring harness as needed. Restore lost performance or replace a non-functioning assembly with this economical solution. Kits come ready for plug-and-play installation and feature a Limited Lifetime Warranty

“Ethanol fuel blends can really wreak havoc on American V-Twin fuel systems,” says James Simonelli, Twin Power Brand Manager. “Extended periods of storage further compound this problem. These kits give you everything you need to correct these problems and offer a competitively priced solution to factory components (which in some cases are obsolete).”

Kits are available for all 1995- 2017 factory fuel injected H-D models.

Part numbers 486971 – 486976 cover all applications and kits retail for $69.95.

See your Tucker V-Twin dealer for fitment and additional information.

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.

The BMW Motorcycle Story – New Edition Book

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Features
• The complete history of BMW motorcycles from 1923 up to the present day
• From the very first BMW motorcycle, the R32 boxer, which established the lineage that continues today
• Covers BMW’s strong history of competition and world speed record attempts
• A look at the innovative technical solutions that have been pioneered by BMW
• How BMW rose from the ashes of World War II to survive and prosper
• How the company survived the threat of bankruptcy in 1959
• The creation of BMW’s first Superbike during the 1970s: the R90S
• The 1980 R80 G/S established a niche dual purpose market
• BMW’s most recent exploits, and its successful entry into the world of extreme high performance with the S1000RR
• Bringing the story right up to date: BMW now produces its widest range ever, encompassing single, twin, four and six cylinders

Description
From Max Friz’s R32 of 1923, until the K1600 Grand America 95 years later, every BMW motorcycle has been unique, and many have incorporated unconventional technical solutions. But the road hasn’t always been smooth and BMW has survived many ups and downs.

Synopsis
This new edition of Ian Falloon’s classic book on the history of BMW Motorcycles brings the story right up to date, and now includes all models from 1923 right through to 2019.

Over the past 80 years, BMW motorcycles have provided a unique alternative to those of other manufacturers. Some motorcycles may have been faster, certainly others were cheaper, but with their emphasis on quality and reliability, none have emulated the practicality of a BMW. With its commitment to ease of serviceability, the BMW motorcycle has become the preferred choice for hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists around the world. BMW motorcycles are made to be ridden, and if the journey includes a mixture of straight roads and corners, there is no better motorcycle. Factor in the best range of factory luggage and accessories available, and the success of BMW motorcycles isn’t surprising.

Ownership of a BMW is also generally a long-term affair. Because of long model runs, the designs are so well developed there seems little need to update on the whim of fashion. This is most definitely a refreshing change from the current trend towards instant obsolescence.

Falloon is a prolific author and one of the world’s foremost motorcycle historians with years of experience. His other BMW books include BMW Boxer Twin Bible, BMW R90S, and the Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles.

Additional Information
Period Covered: 1923-2019
Models Covered: All BMW motorcycle models from 1923 up to 2019.
The definitive history of BMW motorcycles.
Covers all road and racing models from 1923.

In the Cantina – Weekend Roundup for April 24th 2019

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You know me, I can’t sit still and talk about old times when we’re burnin’ daylight. I had to monkey with the Torpedo exhaust system again. The turn-out was going to be an issue.

Micah and I got together on Monday and hammered at the firewall. We had a long discussion with Drew, who is a Bonneville AMA, and FIM tech. We kicked around the massive fire suppression bottles and whether we need two or one for both compartments.

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