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Partz: Preserving precious

Partz: Preserving precious

A family business founded 85 years ago, Gold Eagle is an industry leader in the production of performance chemicals and surface treatments including the products HEET and STA-BIL. Recently added to their 303 Products line are 303 Tire Balm & Protectant and 303 Metal Polish. The 303 Tire Balm provides a multilayer shine with a choice of keeping the tires either matte or shiny while preventing fading due ...

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Partz: Coming up aces

Partz: Coming up aces

Bell Helmets has just revealed their new 80th Anniversary Ace Café Graphics in the 2018 Seasonal One line of helmets. Working in collaboration with the world-renowned Ace Café since 2016 to produce iconic offerings, this new graphics series includes the Custom 500, Moto-3 and the Race Star FLEX. The Custom 500 is a 3/4 helmet with a three-tone graphic scheme of Stadium Gloss Silver, Red ...

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Partz: Rocking the road

Partz: Rocking the road

Roland Sands Design produces a jacket line meant to be heirlooms—a precious piece of history to be passed down from one riding generation to the next. Standing the test of future generations is the newly-released RSD Rockingham. This stylish outerwear is constructed from 1.0–1.2mm matte buffalo leather and features double-stitched, quilted panels. It also has slash-zippered pockets at the hip along with zippered cuffs and side-adjustable waist tabs. A short stand-up collar, CE-1 ...

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Almost Fiction: Heroes (Chapter Three)

To remind the long-suffering reader of the content of the previous two chapters: In 1605, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote the classic novel about an elderly gentleman, Alonso Quixana, who becomes totally obsessed with the exploits of Knights Errant who went about redressing all manner of wrongs, defending the helpless, destroying the wicked, bringing justice to the world. This unprepared ...

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Kulture Clash: Why are we so worried?

Shadow recently brought a serious concern to my attention that one of our contributors had about the state of the motorcycle culture. It seems that many rallies across the nation are closing in on closing down. Attendance numbers are way down and though there are young bikers out there the rallies are still dominated by aging-out boomers. Is the motorcycle ...

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Free Range: Family tradition

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I had a less-than typical childhood and skipping around between different scenarios is a lot of what went into making me pretty adaptable as an adult. Or at least that’s been my rationale as I’ve bounced around from place to place for the last decade or so. I was a tomboy girl in pigtails riding horses, and eventually dirt bikes, ...

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22nd annual Arizona Bike Week

Double deuces in the desert Scottsdale, Ariz., Apr. 11–15—There are few things more inviting than watching the sun sink behind a saguaro after a warm spring ride through the desert and those of us who are jonesing for a little wind time that doesn’t include frostbite know to head for Arizona to celebrate a new riding season. The magic of ...

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Cannonball Characters: Frank Westfall #49

1912 Henderson Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Frank Westfall is well versed in competition rides. Having competed in the famous Great Race long before the Motorcycle Cannonball was launched, Frank shares tales of rebuilding his motorcycle in a hotel bathtub while entered in the cross-country races that included cars as well as motorcycles so it was evident that he was ...

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31st annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show

31st annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show

Twin City takeover Saint Paul, Minn., Mar. 24–25—When Neil Ryan took over as promoter of the one-day Donnie Smith Bike Show and Swap Meet nearly two decades ago, I wonder if he knew it would be such a remarkable success story. When I asked, his response was, “I did have a vision when I bought the show. I knew I ...

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