Bikernet Contributor Scooter Tramp Scotty: Against the Odds

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Because the three travelers portrayed here offer such a powerful message, I’m compelled to bring a piece of it to you here. By the end of this article I will have gotten to the point and hope that the idea will have bled through in sufficient quantity to affect the lives of at least a few.
For each rider I’ll offer what little I know from our encounters together. Though this may not provide an abundance of information, I believe it will be enough.
I’ll start with Rocky—who got his name because be used to travel with a raccoon.
For some years I’d seen this guy working at the large motorcycle rallies for a big outfit called Racepro. They sell a variety of motorcycle accessories such as carburetors, clutch mods, etc. Though I’m familiar with these guys because I also work for vendors and we all tend to know each other at least to some extent, it wasn’t until this year when Racepro hired me to help set up their outfit that and I came to know Rocky. It seemed impossible not to find his story intriguing.
A friendly little dude who’s quite the perfectionist, Rocky was born completely deaf. Although he has a good home and wife of multiple decades, for the entirety of his 70 years this guy has been an avid, if not obsessed, motorcyclist. In his youth Rocky was heavily immersed in the dirt bike scene and spent much of his time at the motocross track while working as mechanic for some of the largest racing outfits out there. Unable to hear the tone of a motor, it’s said that Rocky can tune an engine to perfection by the feel of vibration coming through the handlebars.

– You can read the rest the article about Rocky, Michelle, and Brother Speed here.

Havoc — A New Motorcycle Company Hits The Road

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Havoc Motorcycles just released details of its line-up of heavyweight motorcycles to be available for the 2016 model year.

The flagship model, “Iron Flight: Mike Tyson Special Edition,” is a special edition produced under trademark license from iconic boxer and entertainer Mike Tyson. It features a 124 ci engine, and Mike Tyson’s iconic tattoo incorporated into an airbrushed paint scheme, with matching machined wheels and accessories.

Displaying the first “Iron Flight” motorcycle to a packed house in Charlottetown, President of Havoc Motorcycles, Dr Jarrod Wiener, said, “We are passionately committed to making motorcycles that enable riders to symbolize their individuality, the source of their strength and freedom. We’re thrilled to be working with Mike Tyson and look forward to introducing riders to the Havoc Motorcycles lineup.”

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Havoc motorcycles will offer three models initially, all of the heavyweight cruiser type. All feature large displacement engines (113ci to 124ci). Each motorcycle is hand-crafted, featuring sculpted and molded bodywork of the ‘custom bagger’ style to offer enthusiasts a custom-inspired motorcycle right from the assembly floor.

“We’ve all bought new motorcycles. On the sales floor, it’s the best machine available. Then you get it home, and the huge accessories catalog comes in the mail to improve it. You can rebuild the whole bike and still park it next to a nearly identical motorcycle in a parking lot. We build your Havoc Motorcycle the way you want it from the get-go,” says Wiener.

Customers can personalize their motorcycles with a wide range of options from the factory, including a choice of wheels, billet accessories, powder-coating, anodizing, and paint finishes. Customers can even work with Havoc Motorcycles’ graphic designers and airbrush artists for a truly personal expression.

The Iron Flight: Mike Tyson Special Edition is the top-of-the-line Havoc Motorcycle. With a 124ci engine, and Mike Tyson’s legendary imagery airbrushed by hand, Iron Flight makes a statement of power and presence loud and clear. “Havoc is presence,” says Wiener. “It’s a no-nonsense statement of strength and individuality. What says that clearer than riding a Mike Tyson Special Edition.”

Visit their website here.

Bikernet Tech: Samson Legend Series “Pomonas” Dyna Pipes

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Traditional Styled, Staggered, Low-Exit Exhaust Pipes Installed on a 1998 Dyna

A brother went down recently and we needed to pick him up dust him off, correct his motorcycle and launch him on a run to Vegas Bikefest with a couple of other hard-riding Dyna pilots. James is the master ceramic tile man around the Bikernet Headquarters, and he also dabbled at becoming a 5-Ball Leathers dealer rep. He was also a 5-Ball apparel model last year. He had to help.

Read this tech here.

Get You Custom Wheels Engraved

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Specializing in the manufacture of CNC Machined Wheels, rotors, pulleys, air cleaners and more, Northern California-based Sinister Wheel now offers a custom engraving option to their long list of finishes. Visit their website and click on Wheel Builder to get started; this is very exciting.


Sinister Wheels are available in 32”, 30”, 26”, 23”, 21”, 18”, & 16”. All wheels are 100% made in house. The Rotors are available in 11.5, 11.8, 13 and 18 inches. More information here.

Product Spotlight — Toe Rest Cruise Pegs from Küryakyn

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The all-new Toe Rest Cruise Pegs (P/N 7615) from Küryakyn offer a comfortable alternate foot position without the added bulk of traditional highway pegs. The two-piece design fastens around 1-1/4” engine guards and can be easily adjusted to dial in perfect positioning without removal.

Toe Rest Cruise Pegs allow riders to place the balls of their feet in a natural position resting securely against the engine guard with heels planted on the floorboards. A premium rubber compound provides a no-slip surface for added traction while also dampening vibration for the rider. The minimalist design maintains a clean profile while mounting inconspicuously to stock 1- 1/4” round engine guards on Indian Chief, Chieftain and Roadmaster models, as well as Victory Cross Country, Cross Roads and Magnum models (not recommended for Cross Country Tour or models with Victory Hard Lowers).


Küryakyn Toe Rest Cruise Pegs also mount universally to any 1-1/4” engine guards where the operator’s toes can reach the engine guard with heels still resting on the floorboards.

MSRP: $99.99 (pair)


See Valerie Thompson at Eastside Harley-Davidson in Bellevue, WA October 3

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Seven-time land speed record holder Valerie Thompson will return to Eastside Harley-Davidson in Bellevue, Washington where she purchased her first motorcycle to sign autographs from noon to 4 p.m. on October 3.
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Thompson will also make an appearance at the Eastside Harley-Davidson booth at the Microsoft Car and Bike Show at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond on October 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thompson recently became the first female member of the Colorado Mile 200 MPH Club with a top speed pass of 201.2 mph on her Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants/CTEK sponsored BMW. Thompson has recorded a top speed of over 217 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR and is a member of five different land speed racing 200 MPH Clubs, including the prestigious Bonneville 200 MPH Club. As a result, she is often referred to as “America’s Queen of Speed.”

“This appearance is very special for me. I bought my first bike, a 1999 1200 Custom Sportster, at Eastside Harley-Davidson in 1999. I also worked with Sebastian Bularz, who is now the General Manager at Eastside Harley-Davidson. He’s been a good friend and avid supporter of my racing career for many years,” said Thompson. “I’m also looking forward to seeing many friends at the Microsoft Car and Bike show, especially since it benefits the United Way,” added a smiling Thompson.

Eastside Harley-Davidson is located at 14408 NE 20th Street in Bellevue, Washington. For additional information, call 425-702-2000 or visit

NHRA Udpate — Andrew Hines Holds NHRA Countdown Lead Following Midwest Nationals

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Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines leads the battle for the 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship after two of six events in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Flexing the motor-muscle of a Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle, Hines qualified second at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park and advanced to the second round of eliminations on Sunday.

After two rounds of Countdown competition, Hines leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle division by 34 points.

“We’ve got a strong V-Rod motorcycle to race,” said Hines, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. “The competition in the class is tough and we’ve got to be on our game every round to bring home another title. We are looking forward to Reading next week where I think the weather will complement our Harley-Davidson powertrain.”

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec qualified the team’s other V-Rod motorcycle fifth at Gateway and lost in the first round of Sunday eliminations. Krawiec is currently third in Countdown points, 51 points behind Hines.

The third round of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship takes place Oct. 2-4 at the 31st NHRA Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.