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AMA Roadrace Grand Championships head to Daytona International Speedway Oct. 18-21

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AMA amateur roadracers will attack the high banks this fall when the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships head to Daytona International Speedway on Oct. 18-21 to battle for AMA national No. 1 plates. 

"We're excited to bring AMA amateur national championship competition to Daytona International Speedway," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "This will be a unique opportunity for the country's fastest amateur roadracers compete for AMA national titles in several skill-, age- and displacement-based classes." 

The AMA has partnered with the American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series to help run the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships. CCS President Kevin Elliott said the 2012 event, which welcomes racers from all clubs and organization and is open to all licensed roadracing AMA members, will contribute to the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships' longstanding reputation for top-notch competition. 

"The AMA Roadrace Grand Championships have been a place for the sportsman road racer to show their talent and abilities to the rest of the United States since 1997, and the American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series are happy to have a part in the operation and organization of this prestigious championship once again," Elliott said. 

Elliott said that Daytona International Speedway is a perfect location for the event. 

"After being run at other great facilities in the past like Mid-Ohio, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Putnam Park, the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships-joining ASRA/CCS at Daytona International Speedway-just feels right," he said. "It is the world's center of racing and we are excited to be a part of this new chapter in the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships at this storied facility." 

Not only do riders get ample track time and an opportunity to race against the country's fastest amateur racers, but the best compete for the AMA Roadracing Horizon Award, which is awarded to the rider showing the most promise for success in the professional ranks. Past winners of the AMA Roadracing Horizon Award have included Hayden Gillim, Jake Lewis, Miles Thornton, Jason DiSalvo, Ben Spies and Blake Young. 

Other awards at the event include the AMA Roadracing Top Novice Award and the AMA Racing Vet/Senior Award, presented to a standout rider who's 30 years old or older.

American Motorcyclist Association launches 2012 Voter Guide

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American Motorcyclist Association members who want to know where candidates stand on motorcycling related issues heading into Election Day should check out the 2012 AMA Voter Guide. The online tool is an exclusive benefit of AMA membership.

Motorcycle-only checkpoints, restricted recreational access to public lands and health insurance discrimination against motorcyclists are just some of the issues used to rate federal congressional (and soon, state gubernatorial and presidential candidates) in the 2012 AMA Voter Guide. 

"The 2012 AMA Voter Guide gives AMA members important information about political candidates," said Wayne Allard, a former U.S. representative and U.S. senator from Colorado who now serves as the AMA vice president for government relations. "The guide includes a rating for every federal candidate of the major political parties who returned an AMA questionnaire. Very soon we'll be adding the gubernatorial and presidential candidates as well." 

The AMA 2012 Voter Guide is part of the AMA "Vote Like A Motorcyclist" campaign to help members decide how to cast their ballots in the upcoming elections.

"The AMA is a non-partisan organization and doesn't make political endorsements," explained Allard. "But we do provide tools to help our members make informed choices on Election Day and offer tips for getting involved in campaigns. 

"The rating shows how closely the candidates' answers align with AMA positions," Allard said. "The 2012 AMA Voter Guide also features scorecards for federal incumbents seeking re-election that shows how closely their voting records and other actions match the positions held by the AMA." 

Voting and getting involved politically are important because the results of Election Day lay the foundation for legislation and laws, Allard added. If anti-motorcycling candidates earn elected office, then they could legislate away opportunities to ride, cut back or eliminate funding for rider safety training, or even wipe out other programs that motorcyclists have spent years working to implement. 

"We encourage AMA members and all riders to cast their ballots and work on political campaigns based, in part, on candidates' positions on motorcycling related issues, as well as other issues of importance to them," Allard said. 

To learn more about the AMA's "Vote Like a Motorcyclist" campaign and to access the AMA 2012 Voter Guide online member benefit, go to

Harley-Davidson Museum hosts four days of customized fun and excitement over Labor Day weekend

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Free events all weekend include a first look at H-D’s 2013 models, a 110th Anniversary Kick-off Party, live music, group rides and some of the coolest customized motorcycles in the country 


MILWAUKEE (Aug. 16, 2012) – The Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be this Labor Day weekend as it showcases some of the greatest customized motorcycles in the country during an expanded, three-day Custom Bike Show Weekend. The weekend’s activities begin on Thursday, Aug. 30, with the largest Bike Night of the summer that includes a party kicking off a year of 110thAnniversary global fan-driven celebrations and the first public preview of the new 2013 Harley-Davidson® models.


On Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, the Museum partners with AMD™, an organizer of premiere international bike shows, to bring some of the best professional bike builders in the business to Milwaukee. This two-day Pro Build show displays must-see motorcycles that are truly rolling sculptures and works of art.


On Sunday, Sept. 2, an amateur build show takes place with an opportunity for custom motorcycle owners from all over the country to show off their work. Registration information for both shows is available at All proceeds from the amateur show registrations on Sunday benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


The AMD™ Affiliate Pro Builder Competition and the amateur show are free and open to the public.  Saturday and Sunday also feature custom culture artists such as Pinstripe Legends, Rocking K Custom Leather, Salvaggio Custom and more.


“The Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be during the Labor Day holiday as we host our expanded Custom Bike Show Weekend,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “This weekend offers something for everyone, and gives visitors a chance to see the more artistic side of motorcycling through the professional and amateur custom bike shows and the many artisans that will be on site.”


In addition to the Custom Bike Show, Labor Day weekend at the Harley-Davidson Museumfeatures live music, the 2013 New Model Launch Party, an official public kick-off to the yearlong global fan-driven celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary and much more. It’s also the last chance for visitors to see the Museum’s special summer exhibit, Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket, which chronicles the fascinating history of the leather jacket from a functional garment to a cultural icon. The exhibit will run through Labor Day before traveling to the EMPMuseum in Seattle.  


A complete schedule of events:



Harley-Davidson® 110th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

• Harley-Davidson® 2013 New Model Launch and

Custom Vehicle Display

• H-D Museum® Bike Night

• Live Music by Robert Allen Jr. Band, 5 p.m.

• H.O.G.® Pin Stop, 2-9 p.m.


FRIDAY, AUG. 31 – 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

• AMD™ Affiliate Pro Builder Competition

• Harley-Davidson® 2013 New Product and Custom Vehicle Displays

• MOTOR ® Fish Fry and Custom Builders’ Meet and Greet

• Salute to Women Milwaukee Rally Ride departs at 10:30 a.m. (Register*

• H.O.G® Pin Stop, all day


SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 – 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

• AMD™ Affiliate Pro Builder Competition

• Harley-Davidson® 2013 New Product and Custom Vehicle Displays

• Custom Culture Artists featuring Pinstripe Legends, Rocking K Custom Leather, Salvaggio Custom and more
• Freedom for Keeps Sweepstakes winner David John Kraus of Sussex to accept delivery of 2011 Screamin’ Eagle Street Glide motorcycle owned by Willie G. Davidson

• Learn from the Legends: Pin Striping

• Welcome the H.O.G.® Chapter Parade of Flags and Harley-Davidson Museum Member Ride landing at 10:30 a.m.• Live Music by Kings Highway, noon

• H.O.G.® Pin Stop, all day


SUNDAY, SEPT. 2 – 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

• H-D Museum Custom Bike Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Harley-Davidson® 2013 New Product and Custom Vehicle Displays

• Custom Culture Artists featuring Pinstripe Legends, Rocking K Custom Leather, Salvaggio Custom and more

• Learn from the Legends: Pin Striping

• Live Music by Jackie Brown and the Boys, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Live Music by Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, 1:30 – 5 p.m.

• H.O.G.® Pin Stop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Std Introduces New Inner Primary

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Rumors have been floating around that STD Development (division of Spyke, Inc.), was working on a new inner primary case and here it is.

The hi-tech primary was developed to be a direct bolt-on to 1965-1969 Big Twin engines that are equipped with generator and electric starter. The new STD primary case is made from a premium quality 355 aircraft aluminum casting and then precision machined to guaranty a perfect fit. STD’s inner primary case is available in a natural aluminum cast finish and replaces P/N60617-65A. All STD products are made in the USA. Suggested retail on the new primary, P/N 19040001 is $479.95. For complete details contact Spyke at 562-803-1700, e-mail to or catch STD online at WWW.STDDEVELOPMENT.COM

Trick LED Signals From Perewitz

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Perewitz has just released a slick sequential directional flasher package for baggers and other machines fit with a fairing.

The Sequential Lighting Kit consists of 3 individual LED lights that are quick and easy DIY project. All you have to do is identify the location and proper spacing for each light. Drill a 3/16” hole for each and silicone them in place from the back side.

There are 3 LED lights wired together as one unit with one lead and a sequential module built in. To simplify installation on all models, Perewitz recommends using their optional Badland’s flasher unit. 

Perewitz Sequential Lights are available in red or amber and are sold in pairs, one set for each side, for $280.00. For complete details call direct to 508-697-3595. Before you pick up the phone catch the install on face book or at http://youtube/NUVsNMVPYCI

Cycle Source "Engines & Hop Ups Buyers Guide Oct 2012"

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Get your company in the Cycle Source October 2012 issue!!


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