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New Soft Lowers Fit Many Harley-Davidson Models

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The new full-coverage Soft Lowers ($89.99 to $99.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® can extend the riding season by providing wind and mud protection for the rider's legs and boots, and minimizing cold updrafts. These covers are custom-shaped to hug the engine guard and minimize flapping, and clip in place for speedy installation. The two-way zippered outer edge accommodates guard-mounted highway pegs in almost any position. Reflective piping provides added visibility, and convenient zippered pockets provide storage for maps or other small items. Soft Lowers are available to fit many Sportster®, Dyna®, Touring and Softail® models equipped with an engine guard, but may not fit with forward controls and some other accessories. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

300,000 Have Attended H-D's Riders' Edge Program

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Rider’s Edge – the Harley-Davidson Academy of Motorcycling is celebrating the milestone of training 300,000 motorcycle riders in the New Rider’s Course since its inception in 2000.

The Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge program lets beginners to learn to ride or helps experienced riders enhance their skills. Conducted at select Harley-Davidson dealerships around the country, the Rider’s Edge New Rider Course trains new riders in the classroom and with instruction on the motorcycles, while the Skilled Rider Course provides additional riding instruction and practice on specific skills.

Rider’s Edge is currently available in 43 states and uses a proven curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course. Upon completion, students receive an MSF Completion Card, which may help with getting a motorcycle license in most states, as well as possible insurance discounts.

To enroll in Rider’s Edge, students need appropriate riding gear and the ability to ride a bicycle. More information is available at www.harley-davidson.com/learntoride or at local dealerships.  The Rider’s Edge New Rider Course attracts significant numbers of new rider groups as 91 percent are new to the sport, 36 percent are students under the age of 35, and 35 percent are women.

 

Free Beer On Samson's Tab!

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Here is a flyer for a party we are having at the Easyrider Saloon in Sturgis this next month. It is a pre ground breaking party and the groundbreaking event is the next morning at 9:30 AM at the construction site at 1151 Industry Way, Sturgis SD. There will be a lot of media present including television coverage. It’s a big deal in the Black Hills and we are building a  45,000 sq ft building. —Kenny Price

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Harley-Davidson to Report Third Quarter Earnings October 23

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Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) today announced that it is scheduled to release its third quarter 2012 financial results before market hours on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.  The public is invited to attend a webcast conference call and downloadable slide presentation with Keith Wandell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and John Olin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc. from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Central Time).

It is suggested that webcast participants log on and register at least ten minutes prior to the start time at http://investor.harley-davidson.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=87981&p=irol-calendar.  A replay of the audio webcast will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes.

Company Background
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services.

Media Contact:        Bob Klein  (414) 343-8664

Financial Contact:        Amy Giuffre  (414) 343-8002

Victory is Recalling 6,618 motorcycles

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Vehicle Make / Model:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model Year(s):

     VICTORY / BOARDWALK   2013
     VICTORY / CROSS COUNTRY   2012-2013
     VICTORY / CROSS ROADS   2012-2013
     VICTORY / HAMMER   2012-2013
     VICTORY / HARD-BALL   2012-2013
     VICTORY / HIGH-BALL   2012-2013
     VICTORY / JACKPOT   2012-2013
     VICTORY / JUDGE   2012-2013
     VICTORY / KINGPIN   2012
     VICTORY / VEGAS   2012-2013
     VICTORY / VISION   2012-2013
Manufacturer: POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 17, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V457000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,618
Summary:
  Polaris is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Victory motorcycles manufactured from January 3, 2012, through August 15, 2012. A torqueing procedure may have been missed on some throttle cable retention nuts. On certain motorcycles, the throttle cable retention nuts for either the pull or push throttle cable may have not been torqued correctly.
Consequence:
  If the torqueing is missed and the retention nuts are loose, the retention nuts closest to the throttle body can become dislodged and interfere with the throttle function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
  Victory will notify owners and dealers will correctly torque the fasteners free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 12, 2012. Owners may contact Victory consumer service department by calling 1-888-704-5290.
Notes:
  Polaris’ recall number is V-12-01. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236(TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Rally TV headed to Las Vegas BikeFest

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Rally TV crew will be hitting the streets of Sin City for the Las Vegas BikeFest September 27-30, 2012. You can see the first pre event video at http://youtu.be/fmR7g-6LMnY

The Las Vegas BikeFest will once again take over the entertainment capital of the world for a long weekend of fun, action and adventure. And once again, the Rally TV crew will be there to join in the fun and to keep you updated on what's going on. Be sure to tune into our coverage, whether you can't join us, or if you're lucky enough to be in Vegas and need a guide to everything that's going on.

As always, there is a ton of stuff to do in Vegas this year, including a slot tournament, bikini bike wash, and the first annual Strip Ride for Charity. With nearly 40 videos online documenting the fun and wild times being had by all at Daytona, Laconia, The Smokeout, The Big Mountain Run and Sturgis earlier this year, look to Rally TV as the #1 online news source for the Las Vegas BikeFest.

Rally TV segments will also be uploaded to a variety of motorcycle-focused social media platforms, including Bikernet.com, CycleSource.com, Garage-Girls.com, Rally TV's Facebook page and the Rally TV Youtube Channel.

Rally TV's coverage of all the Las Vegas BikeFest action is brought to you through the generosity of our sponsors, which include: Las Vegas BikeFest, Hogs&Heifers Saloon, Miller Lite, Jack Daniels, Twisted Tea, Russ Brown, DEI, Cycle Source, J&P Cycles, Precision Billet and Bikernet.

Rally TV is famous for fun segments and knowing where the action is at every motorcycle event they attend. They hit the streets, shoot the hottest events, and upload video to the internet so you can have a look into the action just after it happens. If you see the Rally TV crew out with a microphone and camera, make sure to say hi. And you can always check out Rally TV's clips from past events at www.rallytvonline.com.

For more information about Rally TV or to check out all the amazing things happening during Las Vegas BikeFest, visit rallytvonline.com, or the Rally TV Facebook or YouTube pages any time, but especially September 27-30, 2012.

Samson's On The Move

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Samson Exhaust Relocating From California To Sturgis. 

Samson Exhaust is a 21-year old company based in Brea, Calif., and is one of the leading manufacturers of exhaust systems, mufflers and accessories for Harley-Davidson and Metric motorcycles. Founder and CEO Kenny Price purchased in 2007 a 3-acre site in the Sturgis Industrial Park. He just started construction on a 45,000 square foot building. The relocation project is expected to be completed by April 2013 and will create 30 new jobs.”This move is a giant step for Samson to continue to be a world-class provider of quality products to the motorcycle community, and where better should we be but in Sturgis – the world renowned ‘City of Riders.’” says Kenny Price. A public ceremony is planned for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the construction site located at 1151 Industry Road in the Sturgis Industrial Park..

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Illuminated Handlebar Switch Kit

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The Drag Specialties Illuminated Handlebar Switch Kits feature LED illuminated switch caps. The switches have color-coded 48" leads with black protective covers for quick and easy installation. The kits feature all required switches found on the most common standard Harley® models (not including the radio/cruise switches). Available in chrome and black, you will have the option to pick the perfect match for your ride. 

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