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Announcing BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

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The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that BikeBandit.com, the country's leading online source for motorcycle parts, gear and accessories, is the title sponsor for the 2013 BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, set for July 19-21 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. 

"Vintage bike owners have a passion for keeping cool older bikes on the road, and they know that BikeBandit.com has everything they need to do just that: from OEM parts and accessories for all makes and models to gear with modern protection and vintage flair from the best brands," said Kailin Terrill, BikeBandit.com's marketing director. "We're psyched to fuel that passion as the title sponsor of BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days."

A significant benefit of BikeBandit.com's sponsorship will be a special giveaway drawing for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days attendees. Every hour, from noon Friday to noon Sunday, six BikeBandit.com gift cards will be awarded at the AMA tent — the equivalent of a gift card every 10 minutes. Winners of AMA Vintage No. 1 plates in the roadracing, motocross, hare scrambles and trials competitions will also receive special BikeBandit.com gift cards.

"AMA members know BikeBandit.com for the company's reputation for service and fast shipping, plus longstanding special savings on parts and accessories only for AMA members," said AMA Director of Communications and Marketing Grant Parsons. "It's great to have BikeBandit.com expand that support to the country's premier celebration of vintage bikes and the people who love them at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. BikeBandit.com makes a great event even better," Parson said. 

With proceeds supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the country's premier celebration of vintage motorcycles and motorcycling heritage. In addition to the AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge, the event includes amateur national championship roadracing, demo rides of current street and off-road motorcycles, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track in vintage classes. The weekend also features North America's largest motorcycle swap meet, bike shows and seminars on a number of topics by noted motorcycling experts.

For a limited time, AMA members can call (800) 262-5646 for advance discounted tickets ($25 single-day/$45 weekend, with no convenience charge). But hurry! These prices are only good through Memorial Day weekend. Non-AMA members, please visit www.midohio.com or call (800) 643-6446 for tickets.

Do It With Klockwerks

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Allan Aldinger and wife Jenna completely made over their new HD StreetGlide with Klock Werks Parts! See more details on Facebook (where hopefully you will choose to "Like" us so we can reach 10,000 likes before Brian gets home from Germany!) 

Check out the photos to start getting ideas about what YOU can do with your ride. 

Klock Werks Flare Windshield, KlipHanger Handlebars, Exhaust, Front Fender, Rear Fender, Auxiliary Lighting, Bag Latches, Floorboard Undercovers, and more!

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Sora The Tesla Of Electric Motorcycles?

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Electric bicycles, or e-bikes, are great cruisers. Don’t want to pedal up that last half-mile or more to get back home? Or go up yet another hill? No problem. Just turn on the electric motor, stop pedaling, and just focus on the road or trail in front of you.

But what if you want more? What if you’re feeling, as the cliché goes, that need for speed? Yet you don’t want to give up the green creds you’ve worked so hard to get with a fossil burner. Well, Quebec-based Lito Green Motion may have the ride for you.

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Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night First Event is May 14

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Despite the stray snowflakes falling from the sky in parts of the Midwest today, it really is spring! At  the J&P Cycles headquarters in Eastern Iowa, we’re gearing up for our first motorcycle event of the season. Our usual Cruise Night event has a new name – Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night – sponsored by J&P Cycles, and a new location at the Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids.

If you’re in the area, cruise in with your motorcycle or car and show it off! The event starts at 5:15, and live music begins at 6 p.m. Plus, enjoy great drink specials and door prizes.

 

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Zero Motorcycles' 2013 Zero MMX Is Made For The Military

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Zero Motorcycles just announced the arrival of its all-new 2013 Zero MMX military motorcycle. 

The MMX was developed exclusively for military use in the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and provides Special Operations riders with unique tactical advantages over traditional combustion motorcycles, as the electric powertrain allows for rapid movement over hostile terrain in near silence and minimal heat signature. Zero Motorcycles’ engineering team worked under military contract to develop the motorcycle. The MMX has met the most stringent standards set forth by the U.S. military, as an undisclosed number of MMX motorcycles are currently undergoing full operational testing.

"it was a very rewarding experience for the Zero team to go through such an exacting development process. The military needed a very specific set of core features on the MMX, and we were incredibly thankful to work side-by-side with them to deliver such a unique product,” said Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer for Zero Motorcycles. “The great news for our civilian customers is that we made the decision to incorporate into our 2013 MX, FX and XU retail motorcycles virtually all of the powertrain enhancements associated with satisfying this project’s stringent military requirements. Our 2013 product is truly ‘military grade’!”

Stabilizing Pre and Post 2009 Touring Front Ends

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Bikernet presents a kickass tech on how to significantly improve handling performance of your Touring bike, thanks to Custom Cycle Engineering. Do yourself a favor and check this one out, by Australian Bikernet correspondant and Heavy Duty Magazine Editor, Doc Robinson.

Click on the image below to read the whole tech on Bikernet.

Rider Takes A 4,000-Mile Road Trip

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Tucked away in a small warehouse off Geneva Road in Orem, Sean Jordan can be found getting his hands dirty as he strips, repairs and builds motorcycles at Grim Cycle Salvage. Sean and his wife, Cat, have kept busy running their shop for the last five years, but he might be harder to find after his recent 4,000-mile motorcycle journey has sparked a new outlet for his passion.

With the warm weather bringing his shop back into the busy season, Sean is just catching up on work after making a 24-day ride from Utah to Costa Rica. Having grown up riding, Sean suspected he might enjoy such a long ride, but the trip exceeded his expectations.

"Twenty-four days was not long enough," he said. "It was a long time but I could have easily kept going."

Sean spent months prepping a 1994 Honda XR650L, a sort of hybrid bike purchased specifically for the trip, both on dirt and on pavement. En route to Los Angeles to pick up another friend, the group experienced their first major breakdown only 300 miles into the journey. They rebuilt the engine in a parking lot.

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