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Cover Up With Drag

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Drag Specialties primary covers for 04-13 XL models.  Feature die-cast aluminum construction and the choice of chrome or black satin finish creates a custom look.  The inspection and derby covers are sold separately.

SUG. RETAIL: $249.95

Men’s Sport Leather Gauntlet Gloves

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(P/N 97307-13VM, $90) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line are engineered for maximum riding comfort. They are constructed from genuine cowhide leather with an anti-slip palm and a waterproof and windproof Aquatex™ liner. Pre-curved fingers are matched by an ergonomic thumb design to minimize bunching when holding onto the handlebar grips, while the gel-padded palm and power-stretch knuckles provide all-day comfort.  Adjustable hook-and-loop wrist closures and a single-hand draw cord cuff complete the package. Available in S – 3XL sizes.

The Sport Leather Gauntlet Gloves are available now at most Harley-Davidson dealerships.

Saliva Set to Rock the Broken Spoke Saloon’s Biketoberfest® in Daytona

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The Broken Spoke Saloon announces a free admission concert featuring Saliva on Friday, October 19. Saliva now features Jacksonville, Florida native Bobby Amaru on lead vocals and are working on a brand new album featuring the band’s new lineup. In 2011, the Broken Spoke Saloon had announced Saliva as part of Biketoberfest®, but due to unforeseen circumstances at the time plans changed. But, the Broken Spoke Saloon keeps our promises and are proud to host Saliva for Biketoberfest® 2012.

The Broken Spoke Saloon’s Biketoberfest® events will take place October 18-21. Also rockin’ the Broken Spoke Saloon stage will be Jasmine Cain, Farrell Webber Band and more. The Broken Spoke Saloon is located at 1151 North U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach.

About Saliva: Saliva is a hard rock/alternative metal band that was formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. They released their self-titled debut album in 1997. The Grammy-nominated band has since released six more albums and one Greatest Hits compilation. One of their most successful songs, “Always,” from the 2002 album Back Into Your System, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart. In November of 2011, Saliva announced its new singer Bobby Amaru.  Amaru is no stranger to the Florida music scene having fronted his own band Amaru and prior to that he played drums for the band Burn Season. Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny said Amaru “has a GREAT voice and will not only bring some fresh blood into the band but; will also put a new spin on the Saliva sound.” –loudwire.com www.saliva.com/default.aspx

About the Broken Spoke Saloon: The Broken Spoke Saloon is the world’s biggest biker bar, with locations across the country.  There are locations in Sturgis, SD with the Broken Spoke Campground plus Daytona, FL; Laconia, NH and Johnstown, PA.  You're bound to be close to one of them, so stop by during the next rally! www.brokenspoke.com

Valerie Thompson To Compete at Ohio's Throttle Nation Challenge

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Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will return to Southern Ohio to attempt breaking her own land speed record of 197.46 mph in the PP-1000 Production motorcycle class posted earlier this year at the East Coast Timing Association’s (ECTA) Ohio Mile event at Airborne Park in Wilmington Ohio during the Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge event September 29 -30.

 
“We are looking forward to returning to Wilmington for the “Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge’ with the goal of breaking our own record of 197.46 mph set during the Ohio Mile event held here in June,” said Thompson. “Setting new records in Ohio means a great deal to me since it is the home state of two of my loyal sponsors, CTEK Battery Chargers and JEGS, in addition to being headquarters of the American Motorcycle Association,” added Thompson.

Thompson’s Martech Services Company sponsored S1000 RR Superbike, is reportedly the world’s fastest production land speed BMW motorcycle after recording a top speed of 209.5 mph on a 1.5-mile race course at the Mojave Magnum competition earlier this year.

“Wilmington has become one of my favorite racing venues due to their excellent track surface and the quality of service provided by all the ECTA volunteers who make it possible for us to race safely. I’ve also become a big fan of Graeter’s Ice Cream and Cincinnati style chili, so all of us on the team love returning to Ohio for this event,” said Thompson.

The long-standing competition was re-named the “Ohio Mile” when the event was moved from Maxton North Carolina to Wilmington Ohio when the Airborne Park facility became available earlier this year.

Thompson is a three-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team. She competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association & National Hot Rod Association drag racing series and was recently selected to pilot the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger designed to eclipse the 512 mph female world land speed record set in 1976. If successful, Thompson will be crowned the “World’s Fastest Female.”

Valerie Thompson Racing sponsors include: Martech Services Company – maker of quality air breathing systems, CTEK Battery Chargers, JEGS, La-Man Corporation, Troon Enterprises, Stay Fast Custom Clothing Company, GO AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Metro Auto Auction, Vortex Racing, Worldwide Bearings, Stand Up Photos, Hyperpro Performance Suspension Products, Shorai Battery, and ZipFizz Healthy Energy Drink.

The Clear Choice For Open Belt Drive

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Rivera Primo spent a little over a year designing and testing their newest badass product, the TransparaGuard. Here’s what they have to say about it.

Over the past gazillion years, I have constantly been asked by customers from all walks of life (and almost living) to come up with a belt guard that covers the belt and moving stuff, but where they still can see that they have an open belt drive. As we all know, open belt drives are way cool, but can also be a bit dangerous to bell bottom jeans and long scarves. Well, the engineers at RPI (Rivera Primo Inc.) for many years have been pouring over technical manuals, going to plastics seminars (what fun), studying star charts and generally sitting in our conference room with a doobie and a bottle of torpedoe red trying to come up with such a thing as an invisible force field for an open belt drive. And guess what? We done did it! Well, not the forcefield thingy, but we created a polycarbonate, optically clear, UV-resistant, shatter-resistant outer guard for most open belt drives.

The TransparaGuard does what we were asked for, it protects you fully from the moving parts, but allows everyone to see that you indeed run an Open Belt Drive. Its a beautiful thing, and whats more, you can paint, machine, engrave or just stare at the TransparaGuard™ anytime you like. This puppy will be available for the Primo® Brute IV Extreme (2014-0078) and also for any manufacturers belt drive as a universal fit (2014-0149). Other applications will soon follow, as well as versions with built-in LED lighting.

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LED There Be Light

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Headwinds, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their new 7” LED Headlamp. Rugged solid state LEDs are energy efficient and can withstand shock & vibration. You’ll never have to replace another bulb again, making these considerably less costly to maintain! These non-glare lamps offer brighter, whiter color and a superior light pattern, providing drivers with improved visibility. Die-cast aluminum reflector provides maximum protection. Easy-to-install, equipped with a hi/lo beam and DOT approved. Contact Headwinds 626-359-8044 or look them up on the webby-web.

2013 AMD World Championship entry forms now available

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First fifty bike entries received will be free of charge

Being staged in Europe for the first time, at the all-new BIG BIKE EUROPE expo at Essen, Germany, on May 10th to 12th 2013, AMD is pleased to announce a series of competitor promotions and incentives being funded by confirmed European BIG BIKE EUROPE exhibitors such as Motorcycle Storehouse, Zodiac International, Parts Europe, MAG Europe, Paaschburg & Wunderlich and TTS Wheels.

'Early Bird' competitors can scoop a 200,00 euro saving as the first 50 bikes (plus concessions) to be entered for 2013 will be able to enter for free – register now and you will receive a 200,00 euro voucher to cover the standard AMD World Championship entry fee.

Second, all AMD World Championship Competitors can invite up to 25 of their employees, friends or customers to attend all three days of BIG BIKE EUROPE (the Trade/VIP Rider Day on Friday May 10th as well as the 'public days' on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th) free of charge! This is a special offer worth up to 300,00 euro for each visitor … 7.500,00 euro promotional value for each competitor.

All competitors also receive the AMD World Championship 2013 special edition 'Competitor Logo' for use in all their own advertising, marketing, print, website, and social media activity, in addition to a free of charge studio-grade photo-shoot set of pictures of their bike.

Full details of all these special opportunities and of the expo itself will be sent to competitors once they have registered. At this time, the BIG BIKE EUROPE show floor-plan has room to cater for approximately 100 bikes.

There will be five classes at the AMD World Championship in 2013 – the now traditional and highly acclaimed FreeStyle class from which the 10th annual World Champion Custom Bike Builder will be chosen, plus four further classes to recognise specific sectors of the custom motorcycle market.

An all new Retro/Modified Class will showcase customs based on engines manufactured before 1984; the Modified Harley-Davidson Class will feature stock frame geometry customs with engines (minimum stock cases) from 1984 and up; the Production Motorcycle Class will feature customs with Certificates of Conformity that are designed for multiple production; and an all-new Street Performance Class to showcase custom design and engineering work where the primary objective is to improve the performance and handling of streetable customs.

To enter, follow this link – www.amdchampionship.com/worldchamps

For further information or for any clarifications contact the World Championship programme Director Neil Blaber at – neil@amdchampionship.com

One final Competitor Benefit – there is a generous series of expo-booth discounts available for all qualifying exhibitors, including a permanent 10 percent 'First Year Club' discount that will be available to all 2013/1st annual BIG BIKE EUROPE exhibitors only.

Additionally, AMD World Championship competitors who wish to have a booth also receive a further 10 percent discount from the standard rates. Full expo details can be seen at:www.BigBikeEurope.com