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Harley Team Clinches NHRA Title As Krawiec Wins Las Vegas

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The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team clinched the 2012 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship as rider Ed Krawiec roared to his ninth Pro Stock Motorcycle win of the season and third in a row at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion now leads the class by 111 points with one event left on the schedule. Only his teammate Andrew Hines remains in contention for the title.

“What a great weekend for our team,” said Krawiec. “I had an outstanding Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle to race and I’m relaxed and confident. There’s simply no pressure or stress when I roll up to the line. All I’m thinking about is going to Pomona with a chance to end the season winning four Wallys in a row, which I’ve never done.”

Krawiec actually won two events at Las Vegas. On Saturday he and Hines raced in the last round of qualifying to complete the final elimination round of the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals, which was postponed by rain on Oct. 8 at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Krawiec won that face-off for his 19th career win and eighth of the season, and pulled ahead of Hines, his closest rival for the championship, by 51 points. Earlier in qualifying, Krawiec rode his Harley V-Rod to an Elapsed Time of 6.902 seconds to claim the top spot for Sunday eliminations for the fifth time this season.

On Sunday, Krawiec made his last appearance of the season on a Harley V-Rod with a special Hard Candy Pink Flake paint scheme and matching leathers, the end of a month-long effort to raise breast cancer awareness. For the season finale at Pomona, both Screamin’ Eagle V-Rods will revert to the team’s traditional Black and Silver paint schemes.

In elimination rounds, Krawiec had wins over GT Motorsports Suzuki rider GT Tonglet, Scott Pollacheck on the Sovereign/Star Racing Buell, and John Hall on another Sovereign/Star Buell. In the final, Krawiec faced Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith, and got the 20th win of his career and ninth of the season with a 6.959-second ET to 6.967 seconds for Smith. 

Hines opened Sunday eliminations with a fortunate win over Pirana Z Buell rider Shawn Gann, who fouled at the start. Hines lost an air-shifter line during the run and over-revved his engine, but managed to coast across the finish line for the win. After an engine change, Hines lost to Hall in round two.

“We did a good job getting the bike ready for round two, but we’ve been lost on the tune-up for my bike all weekend,” said Hines. “We just could not find the set-up.”

Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle Countdown with 2672 points. Hines is second with 2561 points. Lucas Oil Buell rider Arana Jr., who lost in round two on Sunday, is third with 2448 points. Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. is fourth with 2399 points, and Geico Suzuki rider Karen Stoffer is in fifth place with 2334 points. 

The Pro Stock Motorcycles will close out the 2012 season Nov. 8-11 at the 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.

A Backup Starter Button That Installs In Minutes

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Keith Terry recommends always have a back-up whenever possible. The Terry Components backup starter activation button can be used as the primary starter or secondary starter button. It installs directly on the starter motor, replacing the existing starter solenoid cover. With traditional Terry Components quality, this component is machined from chromed T-6 billet aluminum. The Terry “Direct Push” button fits all 1.2-and-1.4 KW factory and aftermarket starter motors 1989-through-2001. It also fits all Terry Components 1.6KW starters and the “Slugger” 1.8 KW high torque starters. 100% made in the U.S.A. For all further information see your local Terry Components dealer or contact them direct at www.terrycomp.com.

Viper Joins Forces With Motorcycle Industry Leaders

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Viper Motorcycle Company, a wholly owned division of Viper Powersports, Inc. (OTCQB: VPWI) has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Motorsports Industry Leaders Lozano Brothers Porting, Baker Drivetrain, and Rush Racing Products.

“Viper is proud to be working with three great American companies like LBP, Baker Drivetrain & Rush Racing Products. They will provide engineering support, along with co-branding & marketing of OEM & aftermarket parts for our Viper Motorcycles, the world’s most powerful production American made V-Twin Motorcycles,” stated Colbert Seagraves, Viper Motorcycle Company’s Vice-President of Marketing and Racing Operations.

Lozano Brothers Porting will provide engineering support along with Research & Development help on Viper special projects. With over 30 years of unparalleled success in all types of racing & engine configurations LBP will be a key part as we move forward with our NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Team.

Baker Drivetrain will supply and manufacture all co-branded proprietary drivetrain components for all Viper models. Baker is recognized as the industry leader in premium drivetrain solutions for American V-Twins.

Rush Racing Products will supply co-branded OEM & Aftermarket Exhaust systems along with state of the art custom ceramic brake rotors. They are recognized as a growing global leader in the aftermarket exhaust industry.

ABOUT VIPER POWERSPORTS, INC: Viper Powersports designs, manufactures and markets a line of premium American V-Twin Super Cruiser motorcycles, V-Twin aftermarket engines and other related aftermarket products through an independent dealer network. Joint venture partner Ilmor Engineering (www.ilmor.com), provides technical developmental support for the proprietary 152 cubic inch Viper V-Twin engine, utilizing their 25 years of engine design expertise, ensuring Viper’s long term success as America’s newest domestic OEM of motorcycles.

The foregoing material may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to uncertainties and that actual results could differ materially from the fore-going statements. Readers accordingly should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which do not reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of these forward-looking statements.

For more information visit our website at www.vipermotorcycle.com

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10-seat Harley is Off To Germany

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Doc's Harley-Davidson's Timeline motorcycle is going on its longest road trip yet — a trek that will lead to Chicago, to the East Coast and then across the Atlantic Ocean to Germany.

Steve "Doc" Hopkins, owner of Doc's Harley-Davidson of Bonduel, said the bike is headed to the Essen Motor Show, one of the largest motor shows in the world.

"We had a promoter find out about the Timeline motorcycle online," Hopkins told the Shawano Leader . "They saw this bike and . they're just desperate to have it in Germany."

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Digital Air Pump For H-D Touring Suspension

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The new Digital Touring Suspension Air Pump (P/N 54000033, $69.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® is an accurate and convenient tool used to check and alter pressure in the rear air shocks on all Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles. The only digital suspension air pump on the market, it has a bleed valve that allows precise adjustment of air pressure, and the "no loss" connector maintains shock pressure when the fitting is removed. A pivoting pump handle provides improved grip while adding air to shocks. This compact pump fits in a travel bag and can also be used to measure tire air pressure. Display units can be changed between PSI and KPa. The LCD readout operates on a long-lasting, replaceable lithium coin-type battery.

Bikernet Trikes Sponsors Trike Riders of Southern California

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This is a great group of Trikers on every possible three wheeler.  DFT, Champion, Lehman’s, Honda Goldwing MotorTrikes, Sidecars you name it, they ride it.  And these folks love to ride and Bikernet Trikes is proud to be a sponsor. READ FULL STORY

Come and just have fun with other Trike riders.  The first 10 new official Trike Riders of So. Cal.  members will get a free Bikernet Trikes T-Shirt.  Trikers Unite! 

Make Some Noise! Samson Legend Series “Shorties”

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Samson's new “Shorties” exhaust is part of their Legend Series (featuring two individual pipes on one side) and are available to fit most Harley-Davidson Softails. This high-performance system is designed and tuned to produce maximum horsepower, torque and awesome sound.

Every exhaust manufactured by Samson is dyno tested before going into mass production for the ultimate in performance. The removable 2 ½” massive one-piece heat shields are pre-installed and the system is ready to bolt on right out of the box.

Samson has over 675 different styles to choose from and they have all styles available for Harley’s new 2012 model lineup

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Mr Lucky's Spotlight: Copper Finished Harley Panhead Rocker Arm Covers

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Mr Lucky's is the place where old-school builders find the coolest goodies for their bike. These brilliant Copper-plated rocker arm covers are for 1948-1965 Harley-Davidson Panhead engines! A way cool look that can be used with either our chrome, or copper plated "D" Rings available separately. Replaces OEM #17500-54. Sold in pairs. Made exclusively for Mr Luckys by Paughco in USA. Check them out right here .

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