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Inside Harley’s Milwaukee-8 Big-Twin – Finally, A Better Oiling System

Published on November 13, 2020 under Born To Ride
Inside Harley’s Milwaukee-8 Big-Twin – Finally, A Better Oiling System
If Harley’s Twin-Cam powered bikes had an Achilles heel, it was the motor’s oiling system. During the twenty some years that it was produced, a lot of people looked into and worked on this problem. Most of the attention was directed at the oil pump, its pressure relief valve and the mounting plate. Harley’s Screamin’ Eagle performance division, and more than a couple of aftermarket companies, developed hi-volume oil pumps and hi-flow cam plates that featured adjustable oil pressure regulator valves, other companies came up with regulator valve modification kits, some of which worked, while others didn’t. In designing the…
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Ride your own Ride – Nefarious James

Published on October 30, 2020 under Blog
Ride your own Ride – Nefarious James
Well, October is upon us and thank goodness for that. It means 2020 is going to come to an end soon. Not soon enough if you ask me. Along with October comes Halloween and maybe Biketoberfest. Love Halloween. This year everyone has a costume. Just don’t wear a mask. Bad joke I know, but it seems appropriate. With that said, I want to comment on the goings on I’ve been seeing lately. There are way too many accidents/incidents involving motorcycles and even worse with fatalities. Snow birds are starting to flock our way and it’s that time of year to…
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Survivor Strong Breast Cancer Survivor Benefit Presented by Freedom Powersports

Published on October 7, 2020 under Blog
Survivor Strong Breast Cancer Survivor Benefit Presented by Freedom Powersports
Freedom Powersports out of McDonough, Georgia, is your one stop shop for everything in new and used motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and Slingshots. The dealership is proud to carry a wide selection of on-road and off-road vehicles, sure to Fuel your Escape. Freedom Powersports is Henry County’s factory authorized BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Honda, and Slingshot dealer and is part of the mighty Freedom Powersports company founded by Kevin Lackey. Believe it or not, Kevin began as a porter at a dealership and worked his way up to manager. Then he leveraged a deal to buy the owner out. From…
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BAD COMPANY – A Kyle Ray Rice work of Motorized Art

Published on September 3, 2020 under Born To Ride
BAD COMPANY – A Kyle Ray Rice work of Motorized Art
This issue’s Reader’s Ride belongs to Kyle Ray Rice. The 27-year-old grew up in a motorcycle-riding family in Florida. His mom is into dirt bikes and his dad loves anything to do with bikes and cars. Kyle started riding at the tender age of three (with training wheels of course). Pretty soon the entire family was riding dirt bikes together. He bought his first sport bike at age 18 but was always into Harleys. “I went to the Webster Swapmeet in 2016 and found this 108 cubic inch Shovelhead motor,” Kyle recalls. “It came with a touring tranny and the…
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BIKER HISTORY PART 1 – How the Motorcycle Culture Began

Published on September 3, 2020 under Blog
BIKER HISTORY PART 1 – How the Motorcycle Culture Began
Ever wonder how the whole biker lifestyle got its start? Well, it began with servicemen returning from World War II who bonded together over the love of motorcycles. You see, by 1934 out of nearly 300 American Motorcycle Companies that were created from around 1900, only two remained in business, Harley-Davidson and Indian. At the depth of the Great Depression, Harley-Davidson pulled out all the stops to stay alive. Luckily they continued to sell motorcycles to the police departments across the country. Over at the Indian camp, the new President, Mr. du Pont was fighting to survive and doing an…
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BTR Biker Legend – Jody Perewitz, the fastest woman on two wheels

Published on August 3, 2020 under Born To Ride
BTR Biker Legend – Jody Perewitz, the fastest woman on two wheels
This issue in Biker Legends we focus on Jody Perewitz, the fastest woman on two wheels and daughter to world renowned custom bike builder and the “father of flames” Dave Perewitz. Jody grew up around motorcycles and bikers, hanging out at Dave’s shop in Brockton, Massachusetts. She currently runs the marketing side of the business at Cycle Fab. She is also a bike builder in her own right and is one hell of a racer. Jody currently holds sixteen Land Speed records, one of which is a World Record. She is the fastest woman to ever ride an American V-twin-powered…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE OWNER MAKES HISTORY WITH FIRST U.S. BORDER-TO-BORDER JOURNEY

Published on July 6, 2020 under Front Page
HARLEY-DAVIDSON ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE OWNER MAKES HISTORY WITH FIRST U.S. BORDER-TO-BORDER JOURNEY
Change in Plans for 50th Birthday Celebration Leads to Historic Memories MILWAUKEE (July 6, 2020) – In the past few months, the world has found new ways to celebrate momentous life achievements. Riding motorcycles has been one such outlet - especially new motorcycles that are groundbreaking, like Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire ™. Diego Cardenas, a California resident, was hoping to spend June 30, 2020, in Spain celebrating his 50th birthday. This Spring, he knew he was going to need a new plan, but he wanted it to be something he was passionate about -- a trip he could do…
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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Closes Out Season With A Tough Outing

Published on June 23, 2020 under Born To Ride
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Closes Out Season With A Tough Outing
SALT LAKE CITY (June 22, 2020) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo and Austin Forkner didn’t have the day they were looking for at the final Supercross round of the season, finishing 10th and 21st, respectively. The team will now get almost a month off before the start of the Pro Motocross Series on July 18 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The day started well for McAdoo who claimed a fourth-place in the Western Regional heat race leading into the Showdown Main Event. The main event ended up having a full restart following a red flag and McAdoo grabbed a…
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Chopper Daddy Dave Nichols Joins Born To Ride

Published on June 10, 2020 under Born To Ride
Chopper Daddy Dave Nichols Joins Born To Ride
Get ready for a Wild Ride! In the vast motorcycle industry, only a few individuals have names that everybody who rides knows and respects. Industry icons such as Willie G. Davidson, Arlen Ness and Dave Perewitz have ignited our passion for the road. Evel Knievel, Peter Fonda and Jesse James became famous for their connection with two wheels in various media. In the motorcycle publishing world some of the fathers of biker culture include Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Keith Ball, and Dave Nichols. It is with great pride that we announce that former Easyriders editor Dave Nichols is joining Born…
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Heaven Fields Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Profile

Published on May 27, 2020 under Blog
Heaven Fields Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Profile
Born To Ride Women’s World has always been dedicated to women that have a unique and wonderful story to tell in regards to their life on two (or three) wheels! This year, I celebrate 40 years in the wind. I started when it wasn’t cool let alone “normal.” But I persevered and accomplished many good things in promoting women in the exciting world of motorcycling. Born To Ride is dedicating this column to three Ride or Die Women Riders. Each has a one-of-a-kind story to tell in relation to her life in the wind. I’m thrilled to have been able…
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Operation Zero – Stay in the Fight!

Published on May 27, 2020 under Blog
Operation Zero – Stay in the Fight!
I want to take this month to feature some of the great things my Veteran brothers in other motorcycle clubs are doing. VNV/Legacy MC has a mission to reduce veteran suicide that has become a major focus of theirs. Thank you Mudflap for the article and the entire club for allowing this effort to be brought forward. Suicide has become the leading cause of death in the U.S. military—exceeding accidents, car crashes, and even combat. Historically, the suicide rate in the military has been below the civilian rate. But since the early 2000s, the rate of suicides has been steadily…
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Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor 

Published on March 26, 2020 under Blog
Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor 
Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor  Backroad Diaries Cuba from the perspective of a small, unique subculture; 50 portraits of people who have resistedand have kept their Harley-Davidson motorcycles neat and tidy. In 1967, the Government ordered all Police-Harleys be buried in a hole in a prison in Santiago de Cuba for ideological reasons. Then, in the 70s and 80s, spare parts were nowhere to be found, so Cuban Harlistas cannibalized parts from Russian cars and adapted them according to their needs – pistons from Ladas and valves from Kamas, while exhaust pipes were made from old transformers. A Harley was only…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW SCREAMIN’ EAGLE® 128/131 STAGE IV KITS FOR MY17 + TOURING MODELS

Published on March 26, 2020 under Front Page
HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW SCREAMIN’ EAGLE® 128/131 STAGE IV KITS FOR MY17 + TOURING MODELS
“Go Big or Go Home” With New Screamin’ Eagle® Harley-Davidson® Performance Parts MILWAUKEE (March 25, 2020) – The all-new Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® products for your ride are here to keep the thrills rolling mile after mile. High-flow exhaust kits, performance cams, ultra-powerful Screamin’ Eagle engines and a comprehensive line of upgrades get you to peak exhilaration quickly and smoothly with the power to handle whatever comes. Conquer the road ahead with H-D® parts and accessories. SCREAMIN' EAGLE® MILWAUKEE-EIGHT® ENGINE STAGE IV KIT 114CI OR 117CI TO 131CI Go big or go home. With the largest displacement of any Harley-Davidson® Stage…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE BAGGER AND CUSTOM-INSPIRED PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

Published on March 19, 2020 under Motorcycle News
HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE BAGGER AND CUSTOM-INSPIRED PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
Let Your Bike Do the Talking   MILWAUKEE (March 18, 2020) – It’s the details that make you unique, and with your bike it’s no different. That’s why Harley-Davidson gives you all the elements you need to make your bike distinctly your own. From fender to fender, these are the elements that will make your bike an expression of your individual style. When making a personal statement, let your bike do the talking.   EndgameTM Collection Push your custom style to the edge. The Endgame collection is defined by its slotted design and high-tech, industrial look. The intense black rubber…
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Unique custom Harley awarded at Daytona Bike Week

Published on March 17, 2020 under Born To Ride
Unique custom Harley awarded at Daytona Bike Week
Last weekend in the USA during the Daytona Bike Week, the New York-Rzeszów motorcycle built by the Polish company Game Over Cycles took first place in the "Over 1000 cc Custom" category in the Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show. The competition was held in Florida as part of Daytona Bike Week 2020, one of the largest motorcycle events in the world, which annually gathers about 500 000 people. Rats Hole is a very prestigious and the longest (since 1952) organized custom bike show in the world. The prize awarded to the Polish machine was received by Bobbi and Lucy Wawrzaszek,…
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Rider Training & Education Contributes Little to Motorcycle Safety

Published on March 11, 2020 under Blog
Rider Training & Education Contributes Little to Motorcycle Safety
(According to U.S. Safety Experts) Many reputable groups within the highway safety community have taken the position that motorcycle rider training and education contributes little to motorcycle safety. It is their position that rider education does not have a discernable impact on motorcycle safety, and universal helmet laws are the only reliable method of reducing motorcycle fatalities. Do not take my word for it. Here is what the experts have to say: “While basic rider courses teach important skills, the effectiveness of training as a safety countermeasure to reduce motorcycle crashes is unclear.” (Traffic Safety Facts, National Highway Traffic Safety…
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