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Sons of Speed back for third race during Daytona Biketoberfest

Daytona, Fla., Oct. 11—Billy Lane’s thrilling Sons of Speed boardtrack motorcycle race is back for a third running during the 25th Chrome Anniversary of Daytona Beach Biketoberfest. On Saturday, October 21, at 3:15 p.m., thirteen daredevil motorcycle racers will take to the banked track at New Smyrna Speedway in Daytona Beach.  “We’re coming off the second SOS race, which took ...

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Spare Parts: Sleeping dogs and lies

As summer draws to a close, I’m left wondering why it is that a motorcycle, tractor or car can lay dormant for years, but the second you try to start it and it doesn’t fire, nothing else on earth matters besides getting that machine started. I’ve had several opportunities to examine this vexing issue this summer, yet the question remains ...

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Indian Motorcycle sweeps 2017 American Flat Track Championship

Perris, Calif., Oct. 10—In its return to professional flat track racing after more than 60 years away from the sport, Indian Motorcycle Racing swept the 2017 American Flat Track Championship. Aboard the brand-new Scout FTR750 premier race bike, the Indian Wrecking Crew, consisting of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, finished the 2017 season with 14 total wins, 37 ...

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Northeast Passages: October, 2017

Suspense is building for Brookfield Indian Motorcycle of Brookfield, Connecticut. It is in first place, as of this writing, out of 191 associated dealerships nationwide, as judged by parent Polaris. Patty and Robert Gaulin and their son, Eric Gaulin, own the top-ranked contender. She told me, “We are very excited about the ranking.” It is based on customer service, volume ...

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Partz: Slippery solution

Produced, blended and bottled from 100-percent U.S.-sourced components is the new line of performance Twin Power Lubricants. Using four industry-standard tests, these oils exceed JASO MA2 specs and provide shear stability, film strength, wear resistance, clutch performance and consistent viscosity, and increased stability at high temperatures. The engine oils include a 20W50 (standard and full-synthetic), a 10W40 and 25W60 grade. ...

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Spare Parts: Back home again

My parents ignited my love of the open road. Listening to early stories of their road trips, the adventures and misadventures to and from Camp Atterbury in Indiana, where my father and the rest of the 28th Division trained before going to Germany during the Korean conflict, left me with a passion for the road. Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana ...

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Ocean City BikeFest/Delmarva Bike Week: Clear sailing ahead

Delmarva, Md., Sept. 14–17—It’s the middle of September, and after the past few weeks, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria making the weather so unpredictable during a wild and crazy hurricane season, it finally feels like better days are coming. I’m enjoying this bright, sunny day with the forecast of temperatures in the mid-80s, perfect for another journey down ...

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Public Auction of the Late John Parham’s Barn Finds

Anamosa, Iowa, Oct. 6—The lot list for the Parham Barn’s Auction posted online today, and it’s amazing! The family of John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles, has hired Liquid Asset Partners to hold an auction of Parham’s “barn finds”—personal property that’s never been shown in the National Motorcycle Museum. The Live and Online auction will be from John’s “back barns” ...

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Jarod Vanderkooi to ride Indian Scout FTR750 in American Flat Track Finals

Perris, Calif., Oct. 5— Heading into the American Flat Track Finals, Indian Motorcycle Racing today announced Twins rider Jarod Vanderkooi will race Brad Baker’s backup Indian Scout FTR750. The half-mile race in Perris, Calif. will be Vanderkooi’s first time running the Scout FTR750 this season. “Jared, Bryan and Brad have dominated for Indian Motorcycle all season,” said Vanderkooi. “As we ...

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Partz: Stylish slashing

The latest offering from S&S Cycle is their new 4″ Slash Cut Slip-Ons for 1995–’17 Touring Models. Available in chrome or ceramic black, these mufflers feature a removable, secondary stainless steel baffle (dB Reducer) that allows tuning for both sound and performance. Fitment includes 1995–2016 H-D Touring models with non-catalyst mufflers (except 2010 Road Glides and Street Glides), 2009–2017 Tri-Glide ...

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