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Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. Cody Green was a 12-year-old kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22-months-old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system…
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Military & Motorcycles June 22, 2012

Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
MIAP Is an acronym for ‘Missing In America Project’ (www.miap.us). What this project does is locate military personnel who have passed away and their cremains are sitting on a shelf in a back room somewhere awaiting the burial with the respect and honor they deserve. I received a call from a friend of mine by the name of Jim Scollen who is the Florida State Coordinator for MIAP and he related a story to me regarding a gentleman by the name of Lemon Troy Hopkins whose cremains were discovered sitting in a back shed in Wewahitchka, Florida which is in…
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Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge set for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Motorcycles have always pushed the boundaries of fuel economy, but American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Famer Craig Vetter knows they can do better. On July 20, at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Vetter is issuing a challenge to help test the energy-conserving limits of motorcycles. The Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge is a 100-mile ride through the countryside surrounding the Mid-Ohio grounds. Competitors will ride their motorcycles under real-world conditions while attempting to consume the least fuel. "Motorcycles can help us live better with less energy, and that is…
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ABATE Press Release Julne 21, 2012

Published on June 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
Volusia County, Florida, June 21, 2012 - It seems to be very popular the past few days to point fingers at motorcyclist and shout, “If only they were forced to wear a helmet thousands of lives and billions of dollars would be saved each year”. Bolstered by a study here and a newspaper column there, many of the “I know what's best for you” crowd will try to rally others into forcing a small minority of our society into losing what precious bit of personal freedom we currently possess. The eye of the recent motorcycle helmet hurricane revolves around a…
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Corbin’s New Saddle Offers A More Sculpted Seating Platform

Published on June 19, 2012 under Born To Ride
Corbin Introduces Front and Rear Saddles for 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Hollister, CA- Yamaha created an awesome adventure machine and naturally Corbin has perfected the ergonomics. Corbin’s new saddle offers a more sculpted seating platform that conforms to the shape of your body for better support and greater square inches of body contact. Corbin's rear seat offers the same ergonomic improvement for your passenger's comfort and also includes the option of a removable passenger backrest. Corbin's backrests are available in several styles to meet your needs for support and visuals. For maximum versatility, Corbin designed the components to interchange with the…
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RIDE TO WORK DAY

Published on June 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
Motorcyclists Nationwide to Celebrate Ride To Work Day on Monday   The Motorcycle Industry Encourages all Riders to Gear Up and Get Riding   IRVINE, Calif., June 15, 2012 - If you notice less traffic congestion on Monday, you'll most likely be able to thank the thousands of commuters everywhere who will be ditching their cars, trucks and SUVs and riding their motorcycles or scooters to work for the 21st annual Ride To Work Day on June 18th. According to the Ride To Work organization, Ride To Work Day has been organized annually since 1992 to increase public awareness of…
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CORBIN TRUNK REST FOR H-D TOURPACKS

Published on June 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
Corbin Introduces the Ovalbac Trunkrest for HD Tourpaks Hollister, CA- Corbin announced today the introduction of their Ovalbac Trunkrest for Harley-Davidson Tourpaks. It gives your passenger generous body contact for more square inches of weight dispersion and for long range touring comfort. Contoured contact area and Comfort Cell foam provides more support and less hot spots. Includes genuine “Italian” leather and a host of decorating options to coordinate with your new Corbin saddle. The back of the trunkrest is finished with an ABS finishing plate in leather like texture to keep a very clean look on your bike. Includes our…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON 360° ENHANCED VISIBILITY MESH JACKET

Published on June 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
Maximum Versatility Meets 360-Degree Visibility MILWAUKEE (May 23, 2012) – The women’s 360° Enhanced Visibility Mesh Jacket (P/N 98300-12VW, starting at $225) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line combines all-condition versatility with 360-degree reflectivity. It’s constructed from abrasion-resistant 100 percent polyester mesh for maximum airflow with built-in pockets that accept accessory hydration packs for evaporative cooling. A removable waterproof and windproof liner combats cold and wet conditions. Its exclusive 360° Enhanced Visibility Reflective design features 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, making the rider visible from nearly every angle. Power-stretch at the sides complements adjustable-tab cuffs and waist for an optimal fit, while…
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BOB FLETCHER’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE – SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Published on June 15, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Dear Friends of Fletcher's Harley-Davidson, We are saddened to report that Bob Fletcher passed away Saturday, June 9 at 10:40 p.m. He passed in his sleep with the family by his side. The family is planning a celebration of life service to be held on Saturday, June 16, in Largo, FL. There will be a motorcycle procession from the Fletcher's south property, located at 16485 U.S. hwy 19N in Clearwater, FL to the Anona Methodist church in Largo. The procession participants should start gathering at 11:30 a.m. and will leave the south property at noon. We will ride rain…
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Terry Longpre – Military & Motorcycles June 15, 2012

Published on June 15, 2012 under Born To Ride
Common Sense and Logic Last Wednesday I sent out an email regarding the fact I would no longer be a ‘passer’ of emails, letters, rumors or anything else to do with the upcoming Presidential Election in November. No I’m not giving in or giving up, I’m just going to utilize my time more wisely in educating myself as to who Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney really are. I am personally tired of the constant news 24/7 with smiling faces saying I’m the one who did this or that. I am tired of the constant barrage of ‘It wasn’t me, it…
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OUTDOOR RECREATION TO BE $646 BILLION INDUSTRY NATIONWIDE

Published on June 15, 2012 under Born To Ride
Motorcycle Industry Council & Associations Participate in Study Showing Outdoor Recreation to be $646 Billion Industry Nationwide IRVINE, Calif., June 14, 2012 – The Motorcycle Industry Council, along with the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, collaborated with the Western Governors’ Association and other outdoor industry groups to fund a report on the combined economic impact of motorized and non-motorized outdoor recreation. The findings of this first-of-a kind study show the outdoor recreation industry generated $646 billion in national sales and services in 2011. The joint study was released over the weekend at the WGA Annual…
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AMA WELCOMES WELLARD GROUP AS THE JERSEY SPONSOR

Published on June 14, 2012 under Born To Ride
American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Wellard support for U.S. ISDE teams PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Wellard Group Holdings as the jersey sponsor for the U.S. national team at the International Six Days Enduro in Saxony, Germany, Sept. 24-29. Wellard will also be the title sponsor of a U.S. club team at the event. "Contesting the ISDE is a major undertaking," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "The support of Wellard in the form of team jerseys as well as direct financial support to three riders on a club team, composed of three qualifying riders, represents a…
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MIC DEVELOPS PROTOCOL TO HELP DETERMINE RANGE OF ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES

Published on June 13, 2012 under Born To Ride
  MIC Offers Ongoing Support for Electric Vehicle Market IRVINE, Calif., June 12, 2012 – The Motorcycle Industry Council continues to extend its support to the growing electric vehicle market by adding “Highway” range test procedures to the previously adopted MIC recommended practice for determining the “City” riding range for electric highway motorcycles. Additionally, the MIC received agreement from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Motorcycle Technical Steering Committee to consider an SAE standard protocol for electric motorcycle range, based on MIC’s recommended practice. The new MIC recommended practice adds a “Highway Commuting” range test procedure and two constant speed…
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RIDERSWRAPS NEW ROAD WARRIOR HEADGEAR 2-PACK

Published on June 12, 2012 under Born To Ride
RidersWraps Launches New Road Warrior Headgear 2-Pack Due to Consumer Demand Great Bend, KS - DesignWraps BrandsTM, the world leader in superior quality Made in the U.S.A headwear has announced the addition of the “Road Warrior HeadGear” 2-Pack. Marketed under their RidersWrapsTM  brand line of products, the Road Warrior HeadGear pack containing two of their top-selling headwraps, was developed to better assist the dealers with sales and profits and to give the riders what they want...functional all-weather headwraps. The headgear styles featured in The Road Warrior Pack™ are designed specifically for today’s riders to combine comfort and function with good…
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DEREK ‘NOBBY’ CLARK INDUCTED INTO AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME

Published on June 12, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Prolific world championship winning tuner Derek 'Nobby' Clark inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the third member of the induction class of 2012. World championship tuner Derek "Nobby" Clark, whose bikes claimed 17 FIM world titles in multiple displacements from the 1960s through 1980, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 AMA Legends Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 16-17. "I first saw Nobby Clark in 1967 at the Grand Prix of…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON REFLECTIVE PERFORATED LEATHER JACKET

Published on June 11, 2012 under Born To Ride
All-Weather Versatility with Classic Leather Construction  MILWAUKEE (May 23, 2012) – When the weather changes, so can the Reflective Perforated Leather Jacket (P/N 98141-10VM, starting at $425) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line. It’s constructed from midweight cowhide perforated leather for maximum airflow in the heat, yet offers wet-weather dryness thanks to a 100 percent nylon windproof and waterproof liner that’s removable and packable. Pre-curved sleeves, action back, adjustable waist tabs and snap-tab cuffs increase overall comfort, while two-way zippered cuff vents offer custom cooling. Two zippered pockets complement the dedicated MP3 player and cell phone pockets. And 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective…
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