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Hurricane Sandy — You Can Help

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Hurricane Sandy – an unprecedented storm – is now cutting a destructive path up the coast, flooding streets with torrential rainfall and battering homes with dangerous, gale-force winds. 

Hundreds of thousands of evacuees have already rushed to emergency shelters with their loved ones, and your support is desperately needed to help us keep as many people safe from the storm as possible. Please make your tax-deductible gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief now.

Hurricane Sandy has already wrought extensive damage in vulnerable communities along the coast, including severe flooding, power failures and wind damage. There’s no telling what kind of devastation communities will face in this 1,000-mile-wide storm’s aftermath, which means we must be ready for the worst. 

With your help the Red Cross has already opened 112 overnight shelters in 9 states, secured more than 230,000 shelf-stable meals, and deployed more than 1,300 trained Red Cross workers to the areas where they’re needed most. But as the storm’s effects become more widespread, more people will need our help. We’ve got to be there for every one of them. 

How much help we can provide in the coming days will be determined in part by your generosity right now.

And even after Hurricane Sandy has left our shores, our job won’t be done. We’ll be on the ground, working side by side with people whose homes were flooded or destroyed by the storm. We’ll be serving hot meals and snacks to families with no electricity or running water. For as long as we’re needed, we’ll be there for people facing the greatest challenge of their lives – but we can’t do it without your support. 

You can help provide critical relief like food, shelter, water and more to families affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy – make a generous gift to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief today. 

This is shaping up to be a massive disaster response effort impacting millions – and it’s only possible because compassionate, thoughtful people like you are willing to pitch in and help. 

Buy A Used Motorcycle Today

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110 YEARS after its production, the Rambler will go to auction in unrestored, original condition. 

Extraordinarily, this particular bike has never had more than a touch-up on the fuel tank. 

It's amazing condition can be attributed to its long stay in the Manthos Collection of the Indian Motorcycle Museum. For decades, it has benefited from years of careful preservation and protection from the elements. 

The Rambler's value is estimated at between $60,000 and $80,000.

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Get Your 2013 Fastdates Calendar

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The 2013 Calendars, the world's premier line of motorcycle pinup calendars returns for its 23rd year with the world's top roadracing bikes, custom bikes, and the most beautiful centerfold and celebrity models. The 2013 Fast Dates World Superbike & MotoGP Calendar is endorsed by the eni SBK World Superbike Championship and features all the top factory race bikes including Carlos Checa's 2011 Championship winning Althea Ducati 1198RS, plus the MotoGP Championship winning bikes of Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and Honda's Casey Stoner, together with official SBK Umbrella Girls in skimpy swimwear.  2013 Iron & Lace Calendar showcases the world's top custom bikes from the annual LA Calendar Motorcycle Show with Playboy centerfolds and supermodels. While the 2013 Garage Girls Calendar features the hottest, sexiest Calendar Kittens without the bikes getting in the way! If you appreciate the world's best motorcycles and beautiful girls, you need to have a least two Calendars, one for the house and one for in the garage!

The 2013 Calendars reveal a full 16 months of the world's top motorcycles with beautiful pin up models beginning with September 2012. They are premium quality printed in full color on 15×15-inch dull coated heavy art board and wire spiral bound with a hang clip for easy wall display and page turning. Ask for them at you favorite motorcycle dealer, distributed in the USA by Van Leeuwen and Mid-USA.  Order toll-free by phone in the USA 1-800-461-1226 / International 001-818-896-2200 and online at In the UK visit International customers can visit the Distributor page for a listing of more International Distributors.

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

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 (, 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.

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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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