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Rearview Mirror: Happy Anniversary in Oh-Three!

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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Shop Dogs: My best friend Dolph

Since 1981, there has been a German Shepherd in my shop. Each one of these GSD pups has been special, but the fuzzy guy that’s been protecting it for the past 11 years is very unique. It’s been a relationship unlike any other I’ve known. In early 2007, I was without a German Shepherd for the first time in over ...

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Ride Out of the Darkness: Let’s change the world

What would you do if one day you woke up and realized that you wanted to make the world a better place? Well, that happened to me. One day about nine months after I retired from the United States Marine Corps I woke up and decided that I wanted to improve our world for generations to come. More on that ...

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Almost Fiction: Heroes

When I was a kid my heroes were TV cowboys: Hopalong Cassidy, the Cisco Kid and Roy Rogers. Later, at the movies, I discovered knights in shining armor, King Arthur, Lancelot, Robin Hood, El Cid and in the funny papers there was Prince Valiant. Mrs. Miller’s high school English class unsealed the classics to this mutton-headed kid who fell in ...

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Kulture Clash: It’s OK to get excited

First and foremost Daytona is just around the corner as I am sitting down to write this, and will be history by the time you read this. I had a new knee installed in November and while it is feeling great Doc says it’s OK to ride but not on a long trip yet. Secondly the general economy is on ...

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