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Performance Machine's Gold Standard: 2012 Road Glide

Hey, check out what's been happening over at Performance Machine! Let’s get one thing straight: there is nothing inherently wrong with boring. Seeing as boring is often synonymous with effective, we’ll admit that boring can get the job done just fine, but life is just too dang short to settle for the blah and uninspiring. By now you should know that we don’t do boring here at Performance Machine, we prefer to push the boundaries, explore new concepts and customize with an end result that is as entrancing as it is effective. Consider if you will, this 2012 Harley Davidson FLTRX:   This is a perfectly acceptable bike. This is a bike that will get you where you need to be with relative ...
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Motorcyclepedia Museums Spring Festival and Auction

MidAmerica Auctions Presents the Premier Motorcyclepedia Museums Spring Festival and Antique Motorcycle Auction Saturday, May 19, 2012 (Preview May 18) with Special Guest Barbara McQueen! We have 100 antique and special interest motorcycles available for the auction. Can't make the live auction? Absentee bidding is available. Check out www.midamericaauctions.com for details.
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DUCKING HURRICANES THURSDAY NEWS

Bandit, the bastard, survived hurricane threats in the Caribbean to return to the iron Bikernet fold an finish the news. It's a good one, with lawsuits, legislative attacks, new bikes, trikes, and tech answers. You don't want to miss this one. http://www.bikernet.com/pages/THURSDAY_NEWS_FOR_MAY_17_2012.aspx
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Bandit's Back From The Caribbean

Nyla and I survived 7-8 days on a 50 ft Catana Catamaran, with Bob Bitchin, the original publisher of Biker and Tattoo, and currently Latitudes and Attitudes. Top speed 14.7 knots with a mild 20 knots of wind. We sailed from Martinique south through about seven islands and back up to the base. All went down like fine rum. You'll read the story in the next couple of weeks. Glad to be back, facing 6000 e-mails and the news today, so go easy on me until Friday.
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Laconia Broken Spoke Saloon Reopens

The Laconia Broken Spoke Saloon will be re-opening for the season on Thursday, May 24, 2012. We’ve missed you all, be sure to stop and say hi and grab a bite and a brew! Southern Breeze will kick off the entertainment season on Friday May 25, 2012 followed on Saturday, May 26, 2012 by The Road Kings!   Advertisement
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Something Different from RSD

  Roland Sands Design's “Assault” jacket from upsets the apple cart while still combining motorcycling tradition with functionality and style. Not just another “me-too” bit of kit, the Assault utilizes a heavy wool body with strategically placed leather accents. By mixing these complimentary materials, the Assault offers the perfect blend of style and performance, according to RSD. “With a water repellent finish, natural breathability and comfort, the choice of wool makes sense, says racer-turned designer, Roland Sands. Classic lines blended with subtle features make it uniquely RSD. “With forward rotated, pre-curved sleeves, a bomber-style waistband and shoulder gussets for mobility, the Assault is a great everyday jacket,” suggests Sands. “It is perfect for those summer casual rides.” The relaxed café collar ...
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Guess The Band Contest At The Buffalo Chip

Ready for another chance to Meet the Stars? The upcoming three week string of band announcements will give you three more chances to WIN. Music fans can Win a chance to MEET THE STARS! by guessing the next world class band to rock the stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Campground during the 2012 Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD. Figure out what legendary band will be joining Journey, Shinedown, Eric Church, Buckcherry, Loverboy, Boston, the Zac Brown Band, Sugarland, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more at the Chip during the 2012 Sturgis rally.   Guess the Band correctly before the Buffalo Chip announces them, and you will be entered to win an awesome prize package and automatically be entered to win a Grand ...
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Can-Am’s Spyder

Can-Am’s Spyder is a one-of-a-kind way to enjoy the ride with its Y-configuration two-wheels-in-front, one-in-back design. Actually, it’s more like six-of-a-kind with the company offering half a dozen variations in sport (RS) and touring (RT) models for 2012. Parent company BRP claims that it is not a motorcycle company, that they have invented a new industry with its line-up of three-wheeled Rotax-built 998cc, 60-degree V-twin “roadsters.” Of the six roadsters offered this year, four of them come in a choice of manual or semi-automatic transmissions. READ FULL STORY
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Midnight Rider: The Road to Nowhere- EPISODE 8

It’s mid-week,10:00am in the morning and I just bought a fifth of Jack Daniels, pack of American Spirits and head back to my haunted room. Half a million missing yearly, human trafficking, Parts Men harvesting human organs, Voodoo witches selling hearts for demonic rituals….what the hell is next?  Zombies and vampires! This started as a story about riding motorcycles at night; I had used up 55 hours in 6 days travel and technically had 5 hours of ride time left tomorrow; the seventh day. Nothing about that story matters anymore.  READ MORE
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Avon Provides Tires For The 2012 Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest

Avon Tyres has partnered with the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover contest and will provide a set of Avon tires for the 2012 contest winner. Through this special competition, applicants are asked to submit a 600-word essay explaining why they would like to be selected for this special opportunity along with a photo by May 25, 2012, to bikermakeover@garage-girls.com. All submissions will be evaluated by Garage-Girls judges and four finalists will be selected. The four finalists will then be submitted to the Garage-Girls website for public voting from May 28 through July 25 at http://www.garage-girls.com.    The contest winner will receive an incredible prize package that will include a set of Avon tires for her bike along with a wardrobe of ...
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