Dale owned Biker Dale’s Bike Shop, Texas where Betsy’s engine was recently replaced.
by Scooter Tramp Scotty
Dale Shepard died recently (November 16th). His passing was unexpected.
For those unfortunate enough not to have known him, Dale was the man who owned Biker Dale’s Bike Shop in Groves Texas where I replaced Betsy’s engine only weeks ago.
When a man dies those who knew him often get to saying a lot of nice things—even if the guy was a complete asshole. I have no intentions of doing that here and will only talk about the man as I did when he was still alive.
Biggest! Baddest! Bolt-in! Three words that describe the T143 Long Block engine from S&S Cycle. It’s big, 143 cubic inches! It’s bad, 162 horsepower and 151 ft-lb of torque. And it bolts into a stock 2008 and later bagger chassis. The T143 Long Block does not include a fuel system, but an intake kit is available that includes a special 70mm Throttle Hog throttle body with the special ports that mate up to the new S&S B3 cylinder heads and an S&S Stealth air cleaner.
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Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Biker gangs are well known to ride together wearing the same leathers. Group rides for charity are common in the summer and fall riding seasons. Clubs form around brand names and styles of bikes alike.
Are there now groups of electric motorcycle riders tearing up the streets? Is it possible to have a group ride? If you live in Los Angeles, the answer is yes.
Hollywood Electrics has been running group rides through the canyons north of LA every month for a while now. They generally have more than 10 electric motorcycles along for the ride, touring nearby scenic roads and then ending up at a restaurant that uses an electric motorcycle for deliveries.
The amazing 2014 Indian® Chief® Vintage with the Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine brings iconic Indian styling to a whole new level, and you could win it! The new Chief features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycles of the past. The gorgeous Indian Motorcycle Red Chief with tan leather seat and saddlebags is the 2014 Fundraiser Bike from the National Motorcycle Museum. And here is your opportunity to donate to win this great machine, make it yours. Get on and ride the latest and greatest from Indian!
The builders brought their A-Game.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show plays host to the Ultimate Builder. Every custom bike is placed on a J&P Cycles’ oval carpet surrounded by a steel ring and positioned on the red carpet that runs through the main isle. Custom bikes are the first and last bikes you see as you enter the friendly confines.
Helmet Laws, Polaris problems, Scooter Regulations, Lane Splitting and more.
MOTORCYCLISTS GAIN SOME RELIEF FROM CONGRESSIONAL HELMET LAW EFFORTS Driven by discontent, disillusionment and distrust, American voters saw red in November’s mid-term elections and whisked control of the Unites States Senate to the first Republican majority since 2006 and won additional seats in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, as well as favoring the GOP in numerous statewide races and a majority of gubernatorial contests nationwide.
Think FREEDOM first!
This has been a wild week, very positive, progressive, and many accomplishments were slammed into the “Done” category. Between the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show this weekend and the photo shoot for our 5-Ball Leather Line we were none-stop from last Thursday until today. The Love Ride faced a decline in attendance, but the Long Beach Show was jammed. The level of new products indicated serious positive thinking within the industry as the government considers smart cars driving themselves.
The World’s Best Belt Drives and Made in the U.S.A.
Primo’s brand spankin’ new Brute IV Extreme 2007/8 Touring Open Belt Drive is just a measly 2″ wide, but boy can it hold the power. The special 8mm Kevlar corded belt included with this kit was specifically designed to hold in excess of 150 HP. The drive’s electric start feature utilizes a 66 tooth ring gear for maximum tortional longevity.