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Chop Upgrades to a 1948 UL

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by Bandit with photos by Weed

This bike was built in classic form by Steve Hannah a 20-year Paughco employee and lifetime biker. The Redhead and I hauled ass to Carson City, Nevada with the briefcase, purchased, loaded and blasted back to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

I usually mess with any purchase unless it’s a restored antique. But this puppy was well built, classic and had chopper class.

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for September 2022

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Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world
Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

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).

In the News this Month:

  • QEII RIP
  • NEW STUDY REVEALS SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE NOT SAFE FOR MOTORCYCLISTS
  • SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE COMING, SOONER THAN LATER
  • CALIFORNIA VOTES TO BAN NEW GAS CAR SALES BY 2035
  • NOTEWORTHY TOO: MAJOR HEATWAVE IN CHINA DISRUPTS SUPPLY CHAIN
  • TEN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES DUE FROM HONDA BY 2025
  • ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES ROUND TWO OF ITS EV REBATE PROGRAM, INCLUDING BIKES
  • BIG BROTHER MAY PUT AN END TO SPEEDING IN NEW YORK
  • ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULATED NATIONS SET TO BAN ALL MOTORCYCLES

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The Trike File Is Now Open

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Legends Suspension Systems Save the Day
By DaCat

Being part of the Hamsters for 30+ years and building custom bikes, I never thought of owning a Trike. One night 10 years ago, as we were admiring all the custom one-of-a-kind bikes at Sturgis, a buddy says to me, “You know what the next big thing is going to be……. Trikes”.

I’m like what? And he says, “Think about it. We are all getting older.” Well guess what… I bought a Trike.

Because of a major bike accident a few years ago, I’ve lost my ability to close or grip with my right hand. It’s become a major problem to hold up a heavy bagger. I decided I can’t risk this anymore with my wife on the back.

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Jack McIntyre photography: Bikes built by Johnny Mac

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By Bandit with photos from Jack McIntyre

We started a series of stories about why we chop. They are a blast, inspirational and enlightening. This one touches on two elements of the equation. Why we chop and something about the history of the chopper.

There are two partners involved in this story and bikes. Both are partners in a Shop called Johnny Mac’s Chopper house. One was the photographer behind this feature with Chelsea, Jack McIntyre, a veteran and the other the shop boss, Johnny Mac.

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Meeting of the Minds 2022

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Meeting of the Minds 2022 – Demand reaches room capacity! – Hotel booked up!

Just as the MRF brought Bikers Inside the Beltway to capacity for hotel room requests, demand by attendees has brought the 2022 Meeting of the Minds conference hotel to the same level.

Not to worry… the MRF has a back-up hotel two minutes away. Plus, you can still register for the conference. Use this link to register for the conference Meeting of the Minds 2022. Or register when you arrive.

Use this link to book your rooms at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel or call the hotel direct at 515-244-2151; Book your group rate for Motorcycle Riders Foundation Last Day to Book: Monday, September 19, 2022

The 38th Annual Meeting of the Minds, scheduled for September 22-25 in Des Moines Iowa, will do everything to reinforce the MRF’s commitment to motorcyclists’ rights and staying eternal vigilant.

Charlie “Chopper” Gilmore – U.S. Army veteran, motorcycle restorer, and freedom fighter is on deck as just one of the presenters at the 2022 Meeting of the Minds. His presentation – The Price of Freedom – is taken from life experiences and will certainly motivate and inspire attendees.

The Meeting of the Minds – renewing old friendships and making new ones. The Meeting of the Minds – three days of nuts-and-bolts workshops to augment the tools needed to promote and protect the rights of all motorcyclists. The Meeting of the Minds – more than a dozen presentations and workshops to build and strengthen individual’s and state motorcyclists’ rights organization’s commitment to protecting the freedoms motorcycling brings us all.

Workshops and presentations include but are not limited to:

  • Up-to-the-minute Legislative Updates
  • The necessity of Political Action Committees
  • Riding skill enhancement
  • What aging demographics means to motorcycling

Protecting the rights of motorcyclists is not just a collection of words in a press release any more than leaving your motorcycle parked in your garage is about riding.

Profiling, E-15 (ethanol fuel), autonomous vehicles, all part of the present and future of motorcycling. The MRF’s legislative agenda is a result of input from motorcyclists with the directions to take care of business on Capitol Hill.

The MRF understands motorcycling, motorcyclists’ rights, and what it takes to keep the siege against your rights, your freedom, your lifestyle, and yes, your motorcycle at bay. However, participatory democracy works best with participants.

Meeting of the Minds 2022 – The Motorcycle Riders Foundation – “Let us refuse to be silent! Speaking freely is a decisive step forward on the road to freedom”

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. Visit http://mrf.org

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XDA Racers Aim for Titles at Fall Nationals

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XDA Competitors Laser Focused on the Championship Title

On September 23-25, the XDA concludes its 2022 motorcycle drag racing season at Maryland International Raceway with the 30th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals.

The sixth and final battle of the 2022 XDA season will feature 6-second, 230+mph Pro Street Motorcycles, 7-second, 190mph Real Street bikes, 3-second 1/8 mile Pro Xtreme class, lethal clutch hand Super Stock, the “Running of the Bulls” Grudge Shootouts, and 700+ Sportsman motorcycle racers competing for over the final $500,000 in season cash purse and $130,000 in season contingency!

Orient Express Racing Pro Street

Points Leader – Rodney Williford

Next weekend the Orient Express Pro Street class will turn up the heat with the country’s quickest and fastest 650+ horsepower Pro Street motorcycles. For the second year in a row, Rodney Williford locked up the championship before the season finale. He currently holds 176 points lead over #2 Jason Dunigan. Justin Shakir, Greg Wallace, and Darion Payne round out the top five in points and have all locked in spots for the 26th annual Haltech World Cup Finals presented by Wiseco on November 2-6, 2022.

Next weekend the battle will rage on as Pro Street racers will be fighting for the last 5 spots to compete in front of 52,000+ fans in the crisp November air. The exclusive Platinum General Services Pro Street Shootout at WCF offers a $5,000 to win purse. Make plans to come out and watch these gladiators dominate the quarter mile at speeds that can’t be seen anywhere else.

DME Racing Real Street

Points Leader – David Stewart

DME Racing Real Street will be serving up 7-second, 190mph passes as the battle for the championship comes down the wire. David Stewart leads the points chase with forty-six points over Rickey Gadson, and 111 points over class champion Mark Hylton. All three riders have the potential to take the crown, and every point will make the difference.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme

Points Leader – Ronald Procopio

The eighth-mile heads-up class of MaxxECU Pro Xtreme features Turbocharged, Supercharged, and Nitrous Injected wheelie-bar monsters. Ronald Procopio only holds a five-point lead over #2 John Collins and sixty-seven points over #3 Chris Cutsinger. These three-second riders are the only ones in contention for the championship title next weekend.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme is presented by Billy Vose Racing, Fast by Gast, Dunigan Racing, DME Racing, Grothus Dragbikes, Harley Haul, Rob Bush Motorsports, Robinson Industries, Schnitz Racing, Timblin Chassis, and Worldwide Bearings.

HTP Performance Super Stock

Points Leader – Curtis McDougald

The stock wheelbase HTP Performance Super Stock class will see a new champion crowned this season. Curtis McDougald holds eight points over Darion Payne, and Mike Davis trails right behind. These are the only two riders that could knock McDougald off the throne and claim the title next weekend. You won’t want to miss the action on Sunday!

HTP Performance Afterdark

Saturday night, the starting line will be the place to be with the HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge Program. Going into the season final, the Bulls still have a lot of action to show us if they want those championship titles. Malcolm Phillips leads Boosted Bulls, Desmond Spalding leads APE Nitrous Bulls, Spencer Claycomb leads 3 Sixty 5 Monster Bulls and Aubrey Vantine leads Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls. The #KillerMillerSpiller will have the track on point next weekend, eliminating traction from the ‘Rider’s Excuse’ handbook.

Vance & Hines 4.60

Points Leader – Ronald Procopio

The Vance & Hines 4.60 eighth-mile class showcases the fiercest Sportsman around. And in a rarity, the championship title has already been clinched by Ronald Procopio heading into next weekend’s event. This will be three straight championships in a row for Procopio, and fourth overall. Over thirty riders will give the fans a spectacular show round after round as they battle for the $5,000 cash prize to the winner.

The XDA will also hold competition in six additional sportsman classes where the championship titles are still up for grabs. 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Index, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman, MPS Racing Pro ET, and Brock’s Performance Street ET, VooDoo Bracket Bash, and the Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler’s classes will award $28,000 in cash payouts for our sportsman classes.

It may be the end of the XDA season, but there is still time to start a drag racing career with the best motorcycle drag racing sanction on the east coast. Come out next weekend, and for only $65 you could be racing down the track!

For an exciting weekend of two-wheel racing action, head to Maryland International Raceway next weekend, September 23-25, for the 30th annual DME Racing Fall Nationals because XDA is always the place to be!

Visit xdaracing.com for event information, class rules, payouts, entry fees, schedule, and more.

About XDA Racing: The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) is an east coast motorcycle drag racing series with 700+ motorcycle racers competing at each event. Every XDA event hosts professional classes, sportsman classes, grudge racing and a vendor midway. Lifestyle activities such as bike shows, bikini contests, DJ and live bands are also held at select events.

For more information on the XDA, please visit xdaracing.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @xdaracing

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eBay Motors Sand Sports Super Show this Weekend in Costa Mesa

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  • The eBay Motors Sand Sports Super Show is this weekend
  • at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.,
  • Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18.

The Sand Sports Super Show brings hundreds of exhibitors to Southern California for the biggest and most exciting dune and sand sports expo in the world. Attendees can get up close to the latest UTVs/ATVs, Side x Sides, Sand Rails, Toy Haulers, accessories, apparel and a whole lot more, during a full weekend of festivities.

New this year, Fox Factory’s Proving Grounds in partnership with Hammerking Productions, will provide a unique and memorable experience for all participants and spectators. Guests will see a lineup of professional drivers in purpose-built race vehicles – ripping it up. The high-horsepower, earth-shaking King of the Hammers Ultra4 Class will be showcased, along with UTV and Pre-Runners. Driver autograph sessions will follow each round of demos.

The Sand Sports Super Show offers something for everyone who enjoys the sand sports, dunes and off-road lifestyles. During the show, manufacturers will launch new products and show off their innovations to the passionate and engaged crowd of enthusiast attendees. Many vendors will be offering special show exclusive deals and pricing.

Within the sand sports community, the Sand Sports Super Show plays a pivotal role in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.

  • The American Sand Association (ASA), in partnership with Polaris will raffle off a Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S
  • and also a Genesis Overnighter Trailer.
  • The winning tickets will be drawn Sunday, September 18.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the ASA Booth and the winner does not have to be present to win.

The Sand Sports Super Show will take place on Friday, September 16, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the Sand Sports Super Show and to purchase discount tickets in advance online,
visit www.sandsportssupershow.com.
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NHDRO Fall Nationals Coming to Fabulous Norwalk

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NHDRO motorcycle drag racing series pre-race advance report
event: NHDRO’s Midwest Fall Nationalspresented by Liguori Drag Racing
when: September 16-18, 2022
where: Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio, USA

NHDRO’s season of threepeats reaches its end as the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series gathers on September 16-18 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, for the Midwest Fall Nationals presented by Liguori Drag Racing.

This will be the final event of a 2022 NHDRO season that saw three race days at each and every event, maximizing racer paybacks for their travel dollar in a time of high expenses for all travellers.

That means that champions will be crowned in all classes, and with two full points races on Saturday and Sunday—anything can happen.

Defending Schnitz Racing Top Gas champ Jeremy Teasley has a 23 point lead over Jeremy England with Bradley Shellhaas another 92 back.

The defending champ is also in the lead in M2.Shocks 8.70 Quick Street, as Marty White has a commanding 76 markers on Jaden Hall, with Rashad Rowe tucked in close another 6 back.

White is also the defending Kevin Dennis Insurance Street ET champ, and is 40 points ahead of England in that class. Norwalk superstar Kevin Adams is only 10 points further back of England.

England is second in MPS Pro ET, 50 points behind Tom Klemme and 10 ahead of Tom’s brother Joe. Ceslie Shellhaas is only 10 points behind Joe and 20 ahead of Greg Mallett as this class is TIGHT!

David Beshara leads the MTC Super Comp 8.90 index championship by 25 points over Joe Klemme with Rylan Rowe another 62 points back.

Drew Nearhoof has a 61 point lead over Jim “Just a Swangin’” Swanger in Advanced Sleeve Dirty 30 9.30 index with England another 38 back.

You could say that VooDoo Grudge crowns champions every 7 seconds, and grudge racers will get their chance to win their high dollar crowns in sessions on all three days.

Friday night is Shootout time, with Schnitz Racing Top Gas Shootout, Road Course Shootout, Delay Box Shootout, No-Box Shootout, and the Shop Wars Shootout with Maximum Street Performance (MSP), Jeremy Teasley Racing (JTR), Port-Tech and more.

Summit Motorsports Park is the perfect, park-like setting for the last high-horsepower, high-stakes NHDRO family reunion of 2022. Brian and Niki Welch look forward to welcoming everyone to Norwalk and you will NOT want to miss itI

NHDRO thanks M2.Shocks , Kevin Dennis Insurance , MPS Racing , Liguori Drag Racing , Schnitz Racing , Voodoo Custom Motorcycle Components , Vanson Leathers , BB Racing , MTC Engineering , Advanced Sleeve , Rock Auto, High Risk Motorsports , Page Racing and APE.

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A stand out and rare motorcycle

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AT THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

1936 BSA Y13 V-Twin

If you walk into the British motorcycle display area in the National Motorcycle Museum, you’ll be met with a wide range of single and twin cylinder motorcycles. You’ll also see a few V-twin machines, Broughs and Vincents, some of the finest machines in the Museum, and in the world. But one bike that’s a stand out, and is pretty rare, especially in the States, is a BSA Y13. Based on a 500cc military spec machine, the 750cc V-twin arrived in 1936 and production ended in 1938. The right side is the most striking given the exhaust system and the bold chrome plated pushrod tubes. But here’s a little background.

Specifications:

  • Engine: Air-Cooled OHV V-Twin
  • Bore & Stroke: 71mm x 94.5mm
  • Displacement: 748cc’s
  • Lubrication: Dry Sump/Four Pint Tank
  • Carburetion: Amal 76
  • Electrics/Ignition: Lucas MagDyno/6 Volt
  • Starting: Kick
  • Horsepower: 26.5HP
  • Clutch: Multi-Plate, Dry
  • Primary: Chain Driven
  • Transmission: 4-Speed, Right Foot Shift
  • Frame: Lugged/Brazed, Duplex Cradle
  • Wheelbase: 54 Inches
  • Suspension: Girder Fork/Sprung Seat
  • Fork Damper: Friction
  • Brakes: 7″ Drum, Front & Rear
  • Wheels/Tires: 4.00 x 18/4.00 x 18
  • Weight: 450 Pounds, Approx.

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