The Pizz Has Left The Building — RIP

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Pioneering lowbrow artist The Pizz (Stephen Pizzuro) has died at age 57, a tragic loss of a great underground talent. We send our sympathy to his family and friends. From The Pizz’s self-penned bio on his site.

It’s been the definitive long and strange trip from hashing out those notebook masterpieces in the back corner of the classroom to rightfully assuming the title of Lord of Lowbrow. From doing Rat Fink comix for the legendary Big Daddy Roth hisowndamnself, transforming the lowly skateboard deck into an artistic canvas in ways unforeseen, splashing flash on the walls of tattoo shops the world over, delighting the kiddies and authorities alike with a set of trading cards featuring your favorite mass-murderers, burrowing into record collections around the globe via Sympathy For The Record Industry cover art, conquering the realm of canvas and paint, packing’em in for shows at the world HQ of lowbrow art galleries, La Luz De Jesus in Los Angeles, no less than 6 times, to foisting his tome Atavistic Avatar upon the masses, the fuzzy-chinned one has been quite the industrious vermin gnawing at the cheese of established convention.

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The Mayans To Ride Again On Screen?

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According to a number of reports, the fictional Mayans Motorcycle Club may soon be riding again, with Sons Of Anarchy creator and show runner, Kurt Sutter at the helm (or at behind the handlebars). Just a recap, the Mayans was the rival of California Motorcycle club in the heroin distribution business. The Mayans was led by Marcus Alvarez, played by Emilio Rivera.
No further details have been released at this time.

Nightrider’s XiED EFI Fuel Management System For All ’15 Harley-Davidson Softails

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Nightrider.com, manufacturers of the XiED EFI Fuel Management System, introduces an application for all 2015 Harley-Davidson Softails. Nightrider’s Patented XIED technology is designed to work with OEM closed-loop ECM’s to maintain or improve fuel mixtures. We incorporate a Simple Plug-N-Play Installation that is Cost Effective. Don’t worry about buying expensive piggyback controllers or complex software tuning. No Dyno Tuning required!

FL-AFXIED-10 upgrade kit 7-23-15Easy to Adjust, our adjustable tuning products require nothing more than a small screwdriver to fine tune the fuel mixture. Consistent Results. Like installing a bigger jet in a carburetor.

Not every rider needs complex and expensive engine tuners to meet their needs. Most riders with stock bikes or those making exhaust and/or air cleaner upgrades just want to ensure their engine runs properly. Nightrider.com offers the most cost effective fuel management system for Harley-Davidson motorcycles as well as BMW, Ducati, Victory, Buell and Indian.

Available in 3 Different Modes:

• Simple-Beginning Rider/XiED
• Everyday Rider/ViED
• Intelligent-Advanced Rider/AF-XiED
Call 313-444-9433 for further information on go to Nightrider.com

Two-Wheel Funnies — Back To work!

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Another wonderful week is upon us. You might as well have a good time on your commute to work today, so why not motorcycle pool? This will give you a chance to ‘hang’ out with friends and shoot the breeze while doing your part to save money, gas, an the planet. Keep it on two wheels!

 

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Harley Wrecking Crew Rider Kenny Coolbeth Makes Podium At Charlotte

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Harley-Davidson rider Kenny Coolbeth Jr. finished second in the Don Tilley Memorial Half-Mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway and clawed his way back into championship contention in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines flat track series. It was the second-consecutive GNC1 podium finish for Coolbeth aboard the Zanotti Racing Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle.

“It’s great to put my team’s Harley-Davidson back on the box,” said Coolbeth. “I found a good line high up on the track tonight. Consistency wins championships and we still need some points, but another strong performance has us in the picture.”

With three races left in the season, the GNC1 standings tightened considerably as Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees finished 17th in the Charlotte GNC1 main. Mees, who rides the Rogers Racing Las Vegas H-D/Blue Springs H-D Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle, has 158 points. Bryan Smith won at Charlotte and is in second place with 152 points. Sammy Halbert finished third at Charlotte and is third with 140 points. Coolbeth is in fourth place with 129 points.

Smith started on the pole for the 25-lap main and battled Mees and Coolbeth for the first 10 laps before the race was stopped following a crash by Jeffery Carver. On the restart Smith, Coolbeth and Mees again went to the front and opened a gap on the field. Smith and Mees were racing for the win when Mees fell off the pace on the last lap.

Former AMA Grand National champion Jake Johnson replaced the injured factory team rider Brad Baker on the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory XR750 motorcycle and finished in eighth place. The Harley-Davidson Wrecking Crew riders will be back in action September 5 on the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Ultra Bright LED headlights for HD Road Glide

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Road Glide Headlight 8-28-15Vision X Lighting introduces their new LED headlights for HD Road Glide models. This Ultra Bright 5.75″ Oval XMC Headlight is a direct swap for ’04-’15 Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycles. Each light features 4,210 Raw Lumens to ignite the road with light!
The XMC Headlight was engineered to deliver optimal road coverage and has both high and low beams and also features an LED Halo of lights which acts as a cool running light while improving day or night safety. With additional LEDs that fill in the space between the vehicle and the peak of the beam, the XMC Headlight makes riding a safer experience for everyone on the road.
Each light Installation is quick and easy…It features plug and play drop in installation and requires no drilling, letting you get back on the road to enjoy your new Ultra Bright LED headlight.
Take your Vision X LED Headlight anywhere without worrying. Every part of the headlight has been approved and certified by the DOT in all states. There’s also E-MARK and ADR models available, just in case you are from another corner of the globe. Available in Show Polished Chrome or Black Chrome finishes.
The Vision X product line is diverse with lighting sizes from 2″ – 7″ and has many other motorcycle related products and applications…check out the new XMC line up of LED lighting online. Just like all of Vision X’s other lighting options, the XMC lineup provides the ultimate level of performance. Only the best of the LEDs on the market are selected for use and the housings are made from durable yet lightweight hybrid material. The XMC line achieves unbelievable output with a sharp appearance.
They also have product available for tons of other markets, including the booming ATV/UTV markets. Additionally, Vision X can be found on boat towers, off road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, on road vehicles and is now catapulting themselves in the motorcycle industry with a full line up of cutting edge headlights. Whatever the need, Vision X has a quality product to meet and exceed your expectations.

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Vision X has headlights for Cruisers, Softails, Dyna’s, Baggers and most other models that Harley offers. Vision X XMC LED Headlights can be used anywhere without worrying. Every part of the headlight has been approved and certified by the DOT in all states.
For more information on Vision X Lighting, please call 888-489-9820, check them out at www.visionxusa.com or email them at info@visionxusa.com. Dealer Inquiries Invited!

Probable Cause in Waco?

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WHAT WACO COURT CONSIDERS PROBABLE CAUSE
 from Rogue and Bill Bish
Against much case precedent, the Waco court has concluded that alleged membership in an organization that law enforcement labels as a gang is sufficient to establish probable cause for an arrest for organized criminal activity even if there is no evidence showing involvement in criminal activity.

“Department of Public Safety Lt. Steven Schwartz, a 17-year department veteran, testified at the morning hearing that William and Morgan English wore patches that identified them as members of a group called Distorted. Another patch identified them as members of a support group for the Bandidos, which Schwartz said has been identified as a criminal street gang.

He said he thinks the Englishes were aware of the rift between the Cossacks and Bandidos and they were there that day as a show of support for the Bandidos.”

“Schwartz said they wore patches that said they support the Bandidos, so that tells him they are at least “somewhat involved in criminal activity.”

He said he saw nothing that day and has developed no subsequent evidence to show the Englishes are involved in criminal activity.” (see Waco Tribune)

Notice the defendant’s knowledge of tensions helped establish probable cause. But consider the fact that knowledge of alleged tension between these clubs in Texas was common and even reported by the media. Knowledge of a rumor on the street or in the media is now sufficient to determine participation in organized criminal activity?
 

– Read the rest here.