I Wanted to Hate the Milwaukee Eight

August 26, 2016 | By: Pauly White

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The internet is exploding with posts and and comments about the release of Harley Davidson’s new Milwaukee Eight 107″ V-Twin engine. Most people are forming their opinions on specs and media content. I’m not one to judge on appearance, so I decided to find out for myself if it lives up to the hype.

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Today I had the chance to test ride the 2017 Street Glide with the all new Milwaukee Eight engine. Let me begin by saying that I went in expecting to be unimpressed. Just like the old guys were when the Evolution engine came out, I was unimpressed when I read about the new offering from HD. … Continue Reading

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Pirelli Night Dragon Review

August 26, 2016 | By: Pauly White

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Recently I installed a set of Pirelli Night Dragon tires on my Dyna. I heard mixed reviews from the local “Bike Night” guys but wanted to try them out myself. Being that I ride around 40,000 miles a year, I am always looking to find a tire that suits my riding style. My style is pretty aggressive. I would say that the tires fit the bill.

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The rear tire started it’s life on my bike just as all the previous tires I’ve ran: clutch dumped at 5,000 RPM to do a little rolling burnout on the slick new tire. When I did my ritual on this tire, I was shocked … Continue Reading

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Roland Sands Design: The Making of the Brand

August 26, 2016 | By: Mark Weaver

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I remember the very moment when I first wanted a Harley-Davidson Sportster. I was scrolling through #motorcycles on Instagram when I came across a photo of an Iron 883 equipped with a Roland Sands Design (RSD) Slant 2 into 1 Exhaust. I spent days obsessing over the photo. The stainless steel exhaust design provided the WOW factor I wanted in a bike. It’s crazy how much one photo changed my life. I bought a Sportster and immediately wanted to customize it. I started researching aftermarket parts and quickly learned that if you’re looking for quality, performance, and style, Roland Sands Design makes the best products for just about everything you Continue Reading

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Sturgis or Bust

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August 19, 2016 | By: Pauly White

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Day 1: 08.02.16

It was 7:00 a.m. and I was at Buc-ee’s fueling up my trusty Dyna Defender for an adventure. If you’re not familiar with the name, Buc-ee’s is a giant convenience store with 60 or so gas pumps and every snack food you could imagine. It’s just one of the things that Texas has that is a bit larger than life. Four of my coworkers were there as well, and we were all in good spirits looking forward to the ride. Zach was on a custom Road Glide, Jay was on his favorite Road King that he has set up to his liking, Rob was on his daily … Continue Reading

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Around The News – August 12 2016

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August 12, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that are worth sharing with our readers:

  1. Honda’s new NC750X motorcycle will be available with an automatic, dual-clutch transmission – reported in Global Mail from Canada
  2. Harley-Davidson continues to slide in market share, helping Polaris Industries, especially Indian MotorcyclesThe Motley Fool
  3. TT Legend Guy Martin pilots the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to 274.2 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats – Road Racing World
  4. There are dozens of motorcycle clubs across Northwest Florida, many of whom are very active in charity work. Only one club, however, can boast that its membership is made up entirely
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Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Cross-Country Motorcycle Ride

August 5, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

mountains-844871_960_720There’s a reason several of our country’s oldest songs celebrate natural wonders—from mountains majesty to shining sea, America’s best features are the ones that often get buried by the habitual daily grind. Making the time to take in this natural splendor, though, is a worthy endeavor and one everyone should aspire to.

Crossing America on a motorcycle is one way people can capture this experience.

Keep in mind, though, it’s a trip that requires a good deal of preparation, and a bit more enthusiasm from the rider, if he or she plans on making it across in one pleasing pass. But it’s well worth the effort, and if you keep … Continue Reading

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Around the News – August 5 2016

August 5, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that I found worthy of sharing with our readers:

  1. A great response to the claim “I didn’t see him” – Windsor Star
  2. On August 1, lane splitting in CA got one step closer to becoming legal – LaneSplittingIsLegal.com
  3. The Harley-Davidson plant in York Pa ranks among the top six factory tours in the US – Thestar.com
  4. The Veracka family added a sixth Harley-Davidson dealership, this one in Palm Beach, to their portfolio of dealerships from coast to coast – Powersports Business
  5. Get your Polaris Slingshot – at Costco?? – PR Web
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The Myth of Multitasking

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August 2, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Everywhere you look, you see people trying to do two or more things at once. Despite evidence to the contrary, 70 percent of people think of themselves as good at multitasking. Yet numerous studies tell us this simply is not true.

Frequent Multitaskers Are Bad At It

The headline above is taken from an article on research conducted by the University of Utah. What they found was that we grossly exaggerate our capabilities.

About 25 percent of the population can do two or more things at once successfully. Surprisingly, these people are the least likely … Continue Reading

Around The News – July 29 2016

July 29, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that I found worthy of sharing with our readers:

  1. Indian Motorcycles goes high-tech for 2017 with new Infotainment feature – Fox Business
  2. Speaking of Indian, the 2017 line up looks impressive – Indian Motorcycles
  3. For a good laugh, read the top reasons for NOT wearing a helmet – Quora Answers
  4. The “autocycle” classification is now approved in 41 states – Elio Motors Legislative Update
  5. PA motorcyclists get new bill signed into law – no need to wait for traffic sensors that don’t pick up a motorcycle – Penn Live
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10 Places to Ride During Sturgis Bike Week

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July 28, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Sturgis Bike Week. From custom bikes to people watching, little is left to the imagination. There are plenty of things to see and do in Sturgis during Bike Week. But the road offers so much more.

Here are the ten places you won’t want to miss out on while you’re in South Dakota.

Less Than One Hour Away

1. Deadwood SD

Deadwood is a 20 minute ride west of Sturgis on US-14 ALT. A popular destination during Bike Week, there is plenty to see and do in Deadwood. Don’t forget to visit Mount Moriah Cemetery. There you will find grave sites of many old west legends, including Wild Bill Hickok.… Continue Reading

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