Meet Erik Buell This Friday!

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Erik Buell will Meet & Greet Friday, February 12 from 3pm – 7pm at the Chicago International Motorcycle Show, Booth #1400.

UPRIGHT & ROARING! Erik Buell was a motorcycle racer. Racers know when you get knocked down, you get right back up. Erik is back up, and the EBR team is getting ready to ride again. We make bikes that we want to ride. Most of all, we feed off Erik and his fire-in-the-gut passion to build fast, magnificently engineered motorcycles.

Simply The BEST Truck EVER!

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And it’s made in Russia! Well, a look at the video below tells the whole story. You can trust the Russians to come up with something really tough and completely crazy.

Rolling on self-inflated tires, the SHERP ATV will swallow obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches, swim like a duck in a pond, turn like a tank and look like a real-life Tonka truck. Oh yeah, and it will only set you back around $49,000.

With this puppy, you are set to face the zombie apocalypse!

The Law Tigers Wants To Send You To The Laughlin River Run

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Law Tigers presents the “Ride to the River Sweepstakes”. “We’re looking to send one lucky winner to the Laughlin River Run in style.” Ari Levenbaum, Vice President of Marketing and Operations.

One lucky winner will win a prize package worth over $3500.00. Including four nights at the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, four day motorcycle rental from EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals, a gift card from Southwest Airlines up to $1000.00, concert tickets for two and $1000 cash.

The Ride to the River Sweepstakes contest runs until March 31, 2016. Winner will be announced Friday April 1, 2016 in a random drawing. They will have 24 hours to respond to e-mail notification—if they don’t respond, a new winner will be drawn.

The Law Tigers ‘Ride to the River Sweepstakes would not be possible without the generous support of Dal Con Promotions, the Laughlin River Run, the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino and Eaglerider Motorcycle Rentals & Tours.

To Enter the Ride to the River Sweepstakes go to http://www.lawtigers.com/page/contests.php

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The Law Tigers, Official Attorney Sponsors of the Laughlin River Run, are relentless advocates of injured motorcyclists across the United States. As motorcyclists, they understand bikes, bikers, and motorcycle injury law. Their handpicked group of motorcycle attorneys have helped thousands of injured riders obtain the compensation they deserve after being injured in a motorcycle crash.

To learn more about the Law Tigers visit us online at www.lawtigers.com or call now 1-800-529-8443

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V-Twin Expo News From JIMS

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Jim is pictured here with Steve Fisk.

Then we asked Jim Thiessen, the Jim behind JIMS, what was new from the company this year, he swept his arm across the booth counter and said, “All of this!” That’s because they never rest at JIMS, bringing new products to motor builders, shop techs and every shade tree tinkerer to make life in the garage easier and just plain better.
Among the new items are: a Remote Fuel Supply for fuel injected motorcycles; a Late Model Neck Bearing Tool, a Late Model Compensator Bolt Torx Socket; and two XL items: a Primary Lock Bar and Sprocket Nut Socket. More details to come on these and other fine shop tools from JIMS.

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It was both impressive and reassuring to note that JIMS recently received ISO Certification, a testimony to the firm’s standards of quality. ISO certification means that as a company, JIMS has implemented the procedures and processes required to ensure that the products they make are safe, reliable and of consistent character. Congratulations to JIMS!

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons To Star In New TV Program

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ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons is about to embark on a very different kind of tour.
Gibbons stars in the new Discovery Channel pilot Rockin Roadsters, which debuts Feb. 29 at 10PM ET and finds him embracing his love of “loud rock ‘n’ roll – and even louder hot rods.” Teamed with professional hot rod builder Jimmy Shine, Gibbons is ready to “hit the open road in an impromptu search of the perfect fixer-upper.”
Read More: Billy Gibbons Starring in New Discovery Channel Series ‘Rockin Roadsters’. Check out the trailer.

V-Twin Expo Live — Saddlemen Seats

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IMG_9827Saddlemen acquired Phantom Pad about a year ago and since then they’ve put effort into developing designs for the pads that are complimentary with the styling of Saddleman’s solo seats. There are many patterns and styles to choose from.
Also offered is a new line of replacement seats for the H-D 750 Street and 500 in a nice variety of styles. Like all of Saddlemen’s seats, these have gel incorporated into the construction, a feature that’s even more important – and more effective – on slimmer seats. Foam needs a lot of thickness to cushion but gel does not, acting as liquid or air would do to distribute and equalize the rider’s weight over a larger area. Gel is also a shock absorber further increasing ride comfort.
You may not notice this when you first sit on a Saddlemen seat but you will after the ride. As company owner Tom Seymour says, “It’s comfort you notice when you get off the bike, at the end of the ride. And you feel good!”
Saddlemen is also starting a demo program to allow with their dealers, allowing riders to try a seat before they buy.
Marilyn Stemp
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V-Twin Expo Live — New Products From Barnett

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IMG_9818When things break, as they will, Barnett ‘s new replacement Scorpion clutch basket makes repairs less expensive and provides a stronger, more durable part than you started with from the OEM. Hard anodized instead of cast aluminum, it also uses the stock ring for even greater savings. Fits all ‘07 and later Big Twins.
Also new from Barnett is a spacer made to accommodate the Lock-up clutch on 2015 Harleys with the new narrow primary cover. The standard Scorpion will fit under the cover but the Lock-up requires the spacer.

Marilyn Stemp
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V-Twin Expo Live — Bikers Choice Launches Black Brand Gear

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A sizeable section of the Biker’s Choice booth space at the V-Twin expo is dedicated to their exclusive new line of riding gear, called Black Brand. “Black Brand is a line that was conceived out of the fact that there’s nothing in the middle as an aspirational brand for cruiser riders, ” said Brand Manager Howard Kelly. The brand promises quality, rider-engineered gear at mid-level pricing and solid designs that are not identified with any particular manufacturer.

The Black Brand line offers a range of gear, from the well-constructed Compression Jacket made from top grain leather, with quality elements like YKK zipper and 6-year warranty, at about $300. Then there’s the higher end Fahrenheit Jacket with features like D3O body armor and reflective leather that keeps you cooler (perf and non-perf versions) at about $450. There are stylish and functional designs for women as well, plus gloves and the Cheater half helmet that looks like a novelty lid but has actual protective qualities) all at amazing price points.

It’s clear that these products were designed with the rider in mind. So many practical features are included – like tabs on the fingerless gloves to make them easy to pull off when your hands are hot and sweaty. There’s no overt branding, suiting riders of all makes of machines.

Kelly also pointed out that Black Brands has teamed up with Homes For Our Troops. “For every vest, chaps and jacket that we sell we’re making a direct dollar donation to the organization,” he said. “There’s a patch sewn into every garment so the owner and wearer can be proud of that, too, and say ’I’m supporting a vet by buying this vest.’” The goal is to build a house based on Black Brand sales.

Marilyn Stemp
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V-Twin Expo Live — S&S Cycle Announces New Exhaust Facility And Products

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Who has the right to tout their motorcycling roots better than S&S? Nobody! Their new booth at the V-Twin show does just that!. Decorated with vintage imagery of founder George Smith and furnishings that harken back to S&S’s early years, it’s a place to feel comfortable and start planning your own personal motorcycle history – with a performance orientation, naturally.
SS 01Product-wise, the S&S T-143 engine is still big news and they’ve just introduced an Indian airfilter. Bigger yet, in every way, is the 4 ½” version of the S&S Powertune exhaust system, launching today! “Not that there needed to be anther exhaust manufacturer in the industry, but there needed to be one that added performance,” said the rep we talked with. Point taken! S&S IS the performance company in the V-Twin realm. And we’re told it’s not phantom power, either, but real horsepower, real gains.
In fact, S&S is quietly but boldly kickstarting their presence in the exhaust market by commencing production at a separate exhaust manufacturing facility in Lacrosse, WI, this March. Watch for more news about this!

Marilyn Stemp
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