Distracted driving, Big rigs, Helmet issues, Gas prices and Accidents.
WASHINGTON TARGETS DISTRACTED DRIVING IN MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS VIDEO The Washington State Motorcycle Safety Program recently released a new motorcycle awareness video targeting inattentive drivers. Created with teen driver education students in mind, the eight-minute-long film starts by showing a teen driver cruising the streets in a car while eating and listening to loud music.
When he turns left into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist, time stops, giving both the driver and rider a chance to exit their vehicles and talk to each another.
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How a Motorcycle Company Found Its Way.
By K.R. Ball with photos by Markus Cuff, plus a couple of crappy photos by the Bandit.
We are chopper riders, fun loving souls who dance with the devil by the pale moon light, risk our lives behind a bottle of Jack Daniels and the next redhead. To others this is a creative nirvana. It’s a form of artistic expression, and fortunately we have the freedom to express ourselves.
Yet there is still another level to this expression and Gard Hollinger is standing on it. Unlike many custom builders, Gard is taking what is generally an annual creative expression for the likes of Arlen Ness, Dave Perewitz, or Roger Goldammer, and mixing two-wheeled art with form, function, performance, technology, and pure guts. It’s not to say Arlen or Roger don’t consider these elements, but Gard is no longer faced with one-off considerations. He is also considering the manufacturing process, serviceability, and long distance performance.
Gard always had a knack for function and handling within his bobbed custom creations. He met Keanu Reeves in 2007 through Keith Oliver, who was working with Bill Wall and making Keanu a seat for a Dyna. When Keith looked at Keanu’s accessorized stock motorcycle, Keanu commented, “It’s bad isn’t it?”
The World’s Greatest Harley-Davidson Engine Cooling System.
Delray Beach, FL – Love Jugs, the World’s Greatest Harley-Davidson Engine Cooling System, set the new record for reducing engine temperature when Fix My Hog* was filming a new product video featuring the newest generation Love Jugs…the Cool-Master. Fix My Hog technicians let a 2013 Harley-Davidson big twin idle until it reached a cylinder head temperature of over 400 degrees. They turned on the Cool-Master system and in less than four minutes, the temperature had dropped an incredible 100 degrees!
After the introduction of the R nineT based Concept 90 in 2013, both BMW and RSD’s vision of a customizable BMW platform was realized. Functional, high quality parts with big visual impact are the core of the RSD line of BMW parts. RSD strives to give that extra level of quality, one detail at a time, keeping the core of the machine as it was delivered from the factory.
“A major factor in why we chose to design, engineer and produce our line of BMW parts is that we saw that BMW understood the performance vs. customization idea from a very basic level, from the ground up really. Our collection of products takes advantage of this simplicity and vision to help you realize your version of what a BMW can be” said Roland Sands.
The first round product offering to be available in February includes finely machined billet Valve Covers, Breastplate, Gauge Housing, Headlight Bezels, Bar Ends and Plugs in RSD’s trademark Contrast Cut finish. A beautiful seat line is also available.
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Effective immediately, the BikeSheath brand of product is available to European dealers through Zodiac. Zodiac has product on the shelf for immediate delivery.
“We are proud to be in business with such a great company as Zodiac.” Said Bob George, BikeSheath President. George adds, “We look forward to a long term relationship and with Zodiac and their dealers. We are proud to be taking our American Made line outside the United States for others to enjoy.”
More info here.
The Custom Creative Spirit Rules in the Spirit of the Chopper Kingdom.
I’VE GOT THE XMAS VIBE—I don’t feel like doing anything. Maybe because I picked up some mung and feel like shit. But we are always plugging away. Tomorrow should be a good one. I will post my first Arch Motorcycle story. It should be good. We are covering all the elements, design, and the mastermind’s thoughts as he stumbled through this process. It will blow your mind. -