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I’ve seen the term “suicide shifter” used in describing a plain old ordinary tank shift. Simple ignorance allowed that term. There is no such thing as a “suicide shifter.” There is however such a thing as a “Suicide Clutch.” I’ll tell ya why. Click on the picture below and read the rest of this story on Bikernet Baggers.


Rush Racing Products to Sponsor Pro Dragster Class For Manufacturers Cup Race at Indy August 17-19, 2012

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Hawaya Racing Products is proud to announce that we have reached an agreement with Rush Racing Products to sponsor the Pro Dragster class in the up coming Manufacturers Cup race to be held August 17-18-19, 2012 at the legendary Indianapolis, Indiana Lucas Oil Raceway. This race was not on the original schedule, but has been recently added due to the growing popularity of the Manufacturers Cup events.

"We are very excited that Rush Racing Products has decided to Sponsor this Manufacturers Cup Race, says Johnny Vickers, president of Hawaya Racing, Inc. Rush Racing Products has a long history of supporting our sport of Motorcycle Drag Racing and providing quality products to the racing industry. We look forward to show casing their products in front of the huge crowd that the Manufacturers Cup races always produce. The Pro Dragsters being the only other Nitro class to the Top Fuel bikes, have been a big hit with the spectators at these events and exposed people from all over the world to this great class of Nitro Harleys.
Rush Racing Products manufactures high performance exhaust systems for motorcycle and racing applications. Rush Racing Products focuses significantly on developing state-of-the-art exhaust systems and their sole mission is to develop products that continually out perform the rest!
As in previous Manufacturers Cup races, the Pro Dragster class will consist of a qualified 8 bike field and will run under AHDRA Pro Dragster class rules.
We would like to give a big thanks to Dano Wert Racing who was instrumental in helping us secure this event through Rush Racing Products.
For more information contact:
www.rushracingproducts.comRush Phone -866-994-RUSH

The Broken Spoke Offer A Special Promotion To ABATE Members

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The Broken Spoke would like to extend a special promotional offer to your chapter of ABATE.

As I'm sure you know, every year one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world takes place in Sturgis, South Dakota. We have a location in Sturgis, and we support promoting both motorcyclists' rights and safe riding practices. It is for this reason that we would like to offer all of your members a 10% discount for booking a reservation at our campground, which can be done by clicking here.

Furthermore, we would like to offer your chapter a 10% donation on any reservation made by a member of your chapter. All we ask is that you pass along the information to your members. If you're interested in this offer, please get back to us so we can send you a chapter-specific code for your members to enter for the 10% off and the 10% donation.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

The Broken Spoke Team 






World Championship moves to BIG BIKE EUROPE in 2013

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Following six successful years at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, years that have seen AMD's World Championship of Custom Bike Building become established and respected as a leading showcase for innovative custom motorcycle design and engineering, the 9th annual World Championship at Sturgis this August (5th thru 8th) will be the last to be staged at the rally.

From next year's 10th annual, the World Championship of Custom Bike Building will debut at BIG BIKE EUROPE, at Essen in Germany (May 10th thru 12th 2013) and thereafter be staged annually at BIG BIKE EUROPE every May.

Slated as the all new 'headquarters expo' for the custom parts, accessory, workshop, tuning and performance industry, BIG BIKE EUROPE will conjoin the World and European Championships.

Messe Essen

So far four 'Team USA' qualification places are confirmed and funded for the 2013 10th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at the new Big Bike Europe parts and accessories industry expo in Germany in May next year

Instead of qualifying European Championship and international World Championship affiliate event winners going to America to compete in the World Championship, BIG BIKE EUROPE and the World Championship program will instead be offering qualifying American custom bike builders the opportunity to travel to Europe to compete internationally as part of a 'TEAM USA' concept being headed up by respected custom motorcycle industry veteran Bob Kay and the Biker Pros team.

As a first 'TEAM USA' announcement BIG BIKE EUROPE and the AMD World Championship program are confirming that the top three highest placed domestic US based competing builders in the FreeStyle Class at this year's Sturgis World Championship will win automatic qualification to participate at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at BIG BIKE EUROPE in Germany.

In further AMD World Championship program news this month, it has now been confirmed that Biker Pros will be operating a two-day AMD World Championship affiliate custom bike show at the Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee on the Labor Day holiday weekend (August 31st thru September 1st) followed by Harley-Davidson's traditional one-day Ride-In Custom Bike Show on Sunday September 2nd.

The AMD affiliate show will feature $7,000 in FreeStyle Class prize money (with trophies and prizes down to 5th place) courtesy of Harley-Davidson.

In addition, BIG BIKE EUROPE and the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building are announcing that the highest placed domestic US based competitor in the FreeStyle Class at Milwaukee will also be awarded automatic qualification to compete at the 2013 10th annual World Championship at BIG BIKE EUROPE in May next year as a member of 'TEAM USA'.

Commenting on the new direction the AMD World Championship program is taking, AMD publisher and founder Robin Bradley said: "Sturgis has served us well down the years and we'd especially like to thank Harley-Davidson for their support in helping us to be able to stage the World Championship at the rally.

"However, the news about the AMD affiliate custom bike competition at the Harley-Davidson Museum sees our relationship with Harley taking a new and exciting direction. I have always maintained that if there were just one, and one only, better place for AMD to be able to be showcasing custom motorcycle design and engineering excellence in the United States than at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, then Milwaukee, the mother-lode of our industry, would be it."



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2012 Street Vibrations Spring Rally, Sparks, NV Bike Competition Best of Show Winner– 1939 H-D Service Car by Dave Ball. For several years in late ‘80’s Dave had his eye on this clean-titled basket case at the time last registered in 1976. It was owned by an older gentleman who would not sell it, but after his passing in 1990, his son then relented and let Dave buy it for $600. READ FULL STORY