From the Mercury News:
A Brentwood man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a sideshow involving 50 motorcycles on Interstate 680 during which he and others allegedly ignored a CHP officer’s request to pull over while speeding and riding recklessly.
Guruardas Singh Khalsa, 32, allegedly filmed the group performing stunts on southbound I-680 between Milpitas and San Jose, and waved off the California Highway Patrol officer who tried to stop them, CHP officials said during a Thursday news conference.
A Tribute to Pros for Vets and Rolling Thunder.
If there was an award for the most Amazing bike builder on the planet Dar would be a major contender. He wouldn’t win it for building some spindly, art object, board track racer and winning the AMD World Championship, although he has already won several AMD awards. Don’t get me wrong, art objects are cool, but Dar builds riders.
He would win it for being one of the most prolific, resilient builders to ever walk the earth. He would take home the prize for surviving the 2008 economic downturn with style, while 95 percent of the custom manufacturers tanked and 75 percent of all the shops closed. He would win because he would not stop getting involved in charity builds, when he knew in his heart he should be saving money.
A week of strange conflicts and corruption.
Hey, Do you read horoscopes, check your feng shui calendar, or any other sooth-saying window into the future. I don’t generally, but I do try to stay in tune with what’s going on around me. If I notice a particularly negative trend, my survival antennae elevates. I try to catch myself, before I slip into any extreme mode. This week and last turned into weeks of strange conflicts and corruption. So, say someone stole your partner’s wallet. That’s a bummer, so you torture a couple of guys down the block to twist info from the grimy bastards. I’m kidding. But say that one swell of a negative wave turns into three, maybe four. I attempt to wrap them together, witness a trend and look for guidance. Am I making sense?
Influenced from his roots in Japan Raw.
Norio, a key player at Kustom Fab, actually relocated here from Japan. From the first day that I met him, much has changed. When Norio first arrived here in the islands, he opened a shop in Oahu called Phoenix Cycles.
After working and traveling with Norio over the years, I have been amazed at his worth ethic, his bike building skills, and his genuine personality. He has become an essential component in the shop.
Harley-Davidson, together with The Nature Conservancy, is mobilizing its global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of its Renew the Ride initiative.
Dedicated to the goal of preserving the open road for future generations of riders, Renew the Ride is the latest global mission and call to action for Harley-Davidson riders. Harley-Davidson has rallied its owners and dealers to dedicate time, donations and organizational efforts to support The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit that addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale in the most critical areas. As part of this initiative, The Harley-Davidson Foundation has committed to contributing a series of annual grants totaling $550,000 in support of The Nature Conservancy’s global Plant a Billion Trees program.
“A central part of motorcycling is experiencing the great outdoors; to see the world from behind the handlebars is unlike anything else,” said Mark-Hans Richer, chief marketing officer, Harley-Davidson. “We are dedicated to preserving the open road for future generations of riders. Our partnership with The Nature Conservancy gives us an opportunity to mobilize our global community to help achieve
Harley-Davidson will continue to mobilize its community of dealers and riders through activities aimed at enhancing the environment and social impacts. Through donations, volunteer efforts, dealer fundraising and other activities directed at contributing to charitable work, Harley-Davidson will work closely with The Nature Conservancy to meet all goals, a natural next step since approximately one-third of U.S. Harley owners already belong to or support a conservation organization.
“Harley-Davidson has activated its global dealer network and local riders to raise funds—they are an exceptional community that prides itself on banding together and supporting organizations like ours,” said Geof Rochester, managing director, The Nature Conservancy. “We are inspired by this partnership. As a brand and a community, Harley-Davidson has made a major commitment to helping restore some of our planet’s most important places. We are grateful for their assistance and support as we expand the Plant a Billion Trees campaign to restore forests across the globe, one tree at a time.”
The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees program is an unprecedented major forest restoration initiative that has reforested more than 14,000 acres of land and planted and restored more than 14 million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest since 2008. The focus has been to restore the world’s most critical forests with special focus in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China and throughout the United States.
This October, to celebrate the partnership, Harley-Davidson, its base of riders and dealers along with The Nature Conservancy planted 1,000 longleaf pine trees in South Quay, Va. Harley-Davidson has committed to support the planting of an estimated 200 acres or 110,000 trees over the next few months.
For more information, visit www.RenewtheRide.com
Come to San Mateo, CA to the new Progressive International Motorcycle Show and test ride the new Indian Scout and Indian Roadmaster, along with the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup. Experience the power of the Thunder Stroke 111 on the Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, and Roadmaster, or the 69 cu in liquid-cooled engine on the Scout.November 1-2.
More info here.
2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400.
Story: Gary Koz Mraz, Photos: Ron Sinoy.
Californians love big twins; in fact we spend an enormous amount of money making big twins bigger. Not satisfied with the original size of jugs, we want ‘em pumped up and we’re not the only ones obsessed with the twins. The British have been expanding their Parallel-Twins for decades and the Italian’s have taken the twins to whole new level. The sexy Motto Guzzi California is no exception sporting a massive set of twin’s 90 degree transverse. However they hang, Vertical, Parallel or Transverse big bodacious air cooled twins always capture Californians attention.
THE AIM/NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com.
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QUOTABLE QUOTE: “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” ~ Government posters in the city of Chicago (1928) – original authorship unknown.
The streamlined torpedo-shaped housing measures in at 70mm long with a 45mm diameter (2.75” x 1.75”), and comes in two versions. Single-function amber versions are designed to serve as turn-signal indicators either up front or on the rear. Multi-function versions are designed for rear use only and feature three independent red and amber circuits that allow the units to be used as run-turn-brake lights for increased visibility.
All Torpedo sets are available in chrome or matte black finishes with clear lenses and utilize M10-1.5mm x 25mm mounting studs for easy installation.
Rear Torpedo L.E.D. Lights
P/N 2509: Matte Black Torpedo Run-Turn-Brake – $99.99
P/N 2507:Chrome Torpedo Run-Turn-Brake – $99.99
Front or Rear Torpedo L.E.D. Lights
P/N 2510: Matte Black Torpedo Indicator Turn Lights – $99.99
P/N 2508: Chrome Torpedo Indicator Turn Lights – $99.99
Some applications may require separate purchase of a load equalizer. For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com.