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Krawiec And Hines Take Harley To Semi-Finals At Dallas

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Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings after advancing to the semi-final round of eliminations at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, the second event in the six-race Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Krawiec has an 11-point lead over his teammate, Andrew Hines, who also advanced to the semi-finals at theTexas event. Michael Ray defeated Karen Stoffer in the final, the first of the season not to feature at least one of the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle riders, as the team’s winning streak came to end after 13 consecutive NHRA events dating back to 2011.

“It’s been almost a calendar year since there wasn’t a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod®  rider on the winner’s podium,” said Hines. “We can look back on this streak with pride. We may never do it again, but it’s a string of success we will always remember.”

Krawiec (6.887 seconds) and Hines (6.892 seconds), racing Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycles finished in dazzling metalflake Hard Candy paint, qualified third and fourth, respectively, for the event. Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Jr. paced all qualifiers with an Elapsed Time of 6.852 seconds.

Hines defeated the Steve Johnson Suzuki and MB Precision/LAT Racing Oil Buell rider Mike Berry in the first two rounds of Sunday eliminations before losing to Ray on the Viper Motorcycle Company Buell in the third round.

Krawiec got wins over PiranaZ Racing Buell rider Shawn Gann and ZLOOP Suzuki rider LE Tonglet in the first two rounds, and then lost to Geico Suzuki rider Stoffer on a holeshot in the third round.

“Both of our V-Rods really fell off in performance between the second and third rounds,” said Krawiec. “We’ve had that happen at this track in the past, as the temperature goes up and the track surface starts to get a little greasy. I’m not sure why. We knew the win streak would end eventually. It’s more important that we gained points on our two closest rivals in the Countdown.”

As a result of bonus points earned during qualifying, Krawiec gained a single point on Hines over the weekend, and is now up by 11 with 2295 points. Hines is second with 2284 points. Hector Arana Jr., who lost on a red light in the second round at Texas, is third with 2216 points and drops from 64 to 79 points behind Krawiec. Ray, who won the first National event of his career atTexas, jumps to fourth place with 2187 points. Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr., who broke at the starting line in the first round, drops to fifth place with 2185 points. Stoffer is sixth with 2175 points.

The Pro Stock Motorcycles will be back in action September 28-30 at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.

Barnes Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race at Homestead-Miami

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KLR Group/Spyke’s Harley-Davidson rider Michael Barnes won his second AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series race of the season Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a day after his teammate Kyle Wyman’s season come to a disappointing end after a qualifying crash.


Barnes battled polesitter Tyler O’Hara (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade) and Travis Wyman (Harv’s Harley-Davidson), who rounded out the podium spots, along with Suburban Motors H-D’s Benjamin Carlson and MOB Racing’s Jake Holden throughout the 11-lap contest. After leading the third and fourth laps of the race, Barnes fell back to third behind O’Hara and Wyman, who traded the lead for the next several laps. But on lap ten, Barnes picked off Wyman for second, setting up a decisive move for the lead and eventual win on the final lap, when he passed O’Hara on the back straight. With yellow flags out for a crashed rider on the last lap, Barnes was able to hold that lead through the final few corners and fend off O’Hara’s late draft-pass attempt at the start/finish line by 0.132 second.

“It’s been a real emotional rollercoaster weekend with Kyle getting hurt yesterday,” Barnes said. “It affected the whole team but it made us dig that much deeper, and I know Travis was digging deeper for his brother out there too. He was riding hard. It was hard to out-brake him, but I needed to get by Travis in order to get by Tyler. I dug deep for that one.”

On Saturday, XR Showdown contender Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/ Spyke’s Harley-Davidson) high-sided in damp track conditions during qualifying and was air-lifted to a local hospital for observation. Wyman was released later that evening and returned to the track to root for his teammate Barnes on Sunday, but decided to call an end to his season to recuperate after several hard crashes in recent races.

 With Wyman out of contention, the fight for the XR Showdown title will likely come down to a battle between Barnes, O’Hara, and Carlson, who are separated by eight points with one race remaining in the series.

 The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series concludes October 6-7 at NOLA MotorsportsPark in New Orleans, La.


 Homestead-Miami Race Result:


1. Michael Barnes (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), 11 laps

2. Tyler O’Hara (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), +0.132 second

3. Travis Wyman (Harv’s H-D), +0.515 second

4. Benjamin Carlson (Suburban Motors H-D), +1.843 seconds

5. Michael Corbino (XP Motorsports/Rossiter’s H-D), +14.014 seconds

6. Shane Narbonne (MOB Racing/Teterboro Rams LLC), +25.216 seconds

7. David Estok (Ruthless Racing/Deeley H-D Racing), +32.734 seconds

8. Barrett Long (Longevity Racing), +53.345

9. Josh Chisum (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), +53.350 seconds

10. Eric Haugo (MOB Racing/Teterboro Rams LLC), +1:20.960

11. Jake Holden (MOB Racing/Teterboro Rams LLC), 10 laps, mechanical

12. Ray Delaney (Fury Offshore Racing Team), +1:26.767

13. Gerry Signorelli (Kuryakyn), +39.124 seconds, 9 laps

14. Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), DNS


XR1200 Showdown Points Standings


1. Michael Barnes, 1,090

2. Tyler O’Hara, 1,088

3. Benjamin Carlson, 1,082

4. Michael Corbino, 1,064

5. Kyle Wyman, 1,062

6. Travis Wyman, 1,062

7. David Estok, 1,049

8. Josh Chisum, 1,042

9. Gerry Signorelli, 1,018

10. Darren James, 1,000

New Tour-Pak Passenger Armrests From Harley-Davidson

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The new Tour-Pak® Passenger Armrests (P/N 52400074, $399.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® are ergonomically designed to provide the ultimate in passenger comfort. The soft pads are upholstered in black vinyl and provide excellent forearm support on a long ride. Both armrests swing away for easy mounting and dismounting, and the pads and arms can be oriented in multiple positions. The armrest pads feature spring-loaded hinged storage compartments that can hold compact personal items. The Passenger Armrests are designed to blend with Original Equipment seats and speaker pods. The complete kit includes all required installation hardware and fits 2009-later Touring models equipped with hard Tour-Pak® Luggage (except CVO™ and Trike models), and fits with Detachable Tour-Pak® Mounting racks. 

Richard's Coffee Shop Mooresville, NC

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Richard's Coffee Shop

Mooresville, NC. Small town USA at its best.

Let's go inside for a few moments.
How does "smoke" get in your eyes when no one is smoking?

Many vets have been to that wall and cried with their hand in that same position.

You don't have to drive thousands of miles to say thank you and get a glimpse of what our Veterans have done for us. 

These guys didn't receive these decorations for "showing up".

And who's dream was this

Mr. Robert Warren
Chopper Pilot in Nam .
Died three years ago from complications of Agent Orange.

He made it his mission to "Welcome all Veterans"
First "Welcome" some from Vietnam had ever received
They came today to honor this man and his dream.

(I don't have to list names because I'm not a real reporter)
Just a thankful citizen. And I am thankful.
They remember. (how could they ever forget)

This was a very special day for them and us.

The memories can be painful.

All of their rides tell a story. (look at the tag)

Some paid a higher price than others.

We can learn a lot from these men.

Like, respect for our Flag and National Anthem.
But more than that. A love for God and Country that can't be hidden.
It shines through in their lives and their service to others.

That example was not lost on the Mooresville HS ROTC Color Guard.

The passing of the Guard.

I don't know these guys, but I owe them, and I love them.

Lots of "smoke in the room".

Thank you Veterans.
Small town USA . . . . I think not.
On a side note . . . 
Some of you have aged a lot more gracefully than others 

Oh, and my favorite ride . . . 

GOD BLESS AMERICA ! and GOD BLESS OUR VETS, PAST AND PRESENT, That we still have an America !
Don’t let “any” government take that away from us, and our future generations!

Improve the comfort of your ride

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Compared to stock handlebars, Klock Werks' ERGO BARS offer a more relaxed, comfortable wrist position. Available in three styles (Standard, Up, and Back) to cover a large spectrum of riders and preferred riding positions, Ergo Bars accept stock controls/housings, and are predrilled and slotted for internal wiring. They are designed to work with stock length cables, wires, and heated grips. Choose from show chrome or black finishes. Made in the U.S.A. FITMENT: For 1986-2012 FLHT/FLHX/H-D FL Trike, and Custom Applications. IN STOCK and ready to ship! Orders your today!