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Free Range: Brain bucket

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I flew into Milwaukee for a little work, a bit of riding and a lot of hanging out with biker folk I love and respect. I’d planned to meet a few new people and there would be parties and gatherings with everything based on riding. Needless to say, I was pretty jazzed about the whole trip. One of the things ...

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Kulture Clash: The way you feel when…

You know the way it makes you feel when you get more than you expected? That’s what motorcycling is all about. It all starts off when you buy your first bike. Then you hang out at a bike night with all your buddies. Of course you have no idea the stories you are going to bring back with your first ...

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Almost Fiction: Heroes (Chapter Two)

For his whole life Alonso Quixana read and studied every text concerning knighthood and chivalry until one morning his twisted reality took a left turn and he literally became the Knight Errant, Don Quixote de la Mancha, who could not be dissuaded from fighting dragons, rescuing helpless maidens in distress, protecting the innocent and dispatching giants. In 1605, as an ...

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Rearview Mirror: Happy Anniversary in Oh-Three!

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The world • Invasion of Iraq by American and British-led coalition begins, without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion. Whaddayathink? • The Human Genome Project is completed with 99 percent of it (figure 1) sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99 percent. The Human Gnome Project continues… • The last “old style” Volkswagen Beetle (figure 2) rolls off ...

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Motorhead Memo: Intelajet redux

The intention this month was to show a step-by-step installation of a Thunder Products Intelajet circuit on a Harley CV carb. We’ll save that. For now, let’s review some reasons you’d want to install one! There are several components that need to be optimal for a true high-performance carbureted Harley street engine. But the “ins and outs” can be tricky ...

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One for the Road: Wind of change

“The future’s in the air I can feel it everywhere Blowing with the wind of change”—Scorpions (1991) When Reg Kittrelle founded THUNDER PRESS in 1992, his intention was to provide a source of information that was sorely lacking in the motorcycle world: where to ride and find event information. This quest quickly grew into one much broader, to bring our ...

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Spare Parts: The last shall be first

If you’re lucky enough to be around motorcycles for a while, you’ll run across a few machines that stand out. The reasons they stand out can vary. Some are special because they have survived in original condition, others because they have been customized to the nines. Some of them you love, others, like the one you’ll be reading about here, ...

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Bullin Through Life: Adult supervision

Howdy! Grab a chair an’ a beer! Well, I’m not quite sure what got ahold of me, whether it’s age or insanity, or a combination of both, but I’m buildin’ something outta the ordinary an’ off the beaten path for this year’s golf cart, mower, mobility scooter, and walker races. I decided after the last races that Reggie’s mobility scooter ...

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Savage Roads: The road to Rosmalen

Photos by Onno “Berserk” Wieringa Utrecht, Netherlands—This month I am sharing with you my adventures to the Bigtwin Bike Show & Dealer Expo held each November in the Expo Houten center in Rosmalen. It is the Netherland’s biggest event where all of Europe’s motorcycle community set up their booths and have a great weekend meeting motorcycle industry folks. Lots of ...

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