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Sportsman Superclutch Review

John’s spring tester measured each of the stock springs at 98.5 pounds of static spring pressure (pictured here), totaling 295.5 pounds. The six springs from the Superclutch each measured 35 pounds of static spring pressure for a total of 210 pounds.

I’d always admired the Harley-Davidson Road King, but from the 2007 to 2016 model years, the primary had been widened to accommodate the six-speed transmission introduced with the 2007 model. For the 2017 model year, Harley once again redesigned the primary, resulting in a slimmed-down cover. Finally, I could plant both feet on the ground while seated! The new Milwaukee-Eight ...

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Cave Creek Bike Week

Cave Creek Bike Week

Hangin’ at the Hideaway Cave Creek, Ariz., Apr. 6–15—Back in the late ’90s a guy set up a little bar “somewhere in Cave Creek” and got busy selling suds to thirsty bikers who rode through town on their way to other biker destinations. Nowadays, two decades later, that same little bar has become a ride destination all its own and ...

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Wyoming Tour

Riding the Cowboy State Wyoming—Fort Laramie is the oldest town in Wyoming, having first been settled as Fort Williams in the 1830s and “bought” by the U.S. government in 1849. As such, it was the perfect place to start my riding tour of the Cowboy State. Just three miles away is the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, which in the ...

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2017 Rocky Point Rally

17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, Nov. 9–12—Motorcycle enthusiasts took advantage of the beautiful warm, mid-80s weather as they headed South to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, for the 17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally. The rally began in 2001 and has brought in more than $150,000 to several charities. Proceeds are raised by registration fees, poker runs and ...

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2017 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

Coasting the emerald Panama City Beach, Fla., Oct. 25–29—Centuries ago, quartz crystals washed down from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Along the way these crystals were ground, polished, and bleached. They were then deposited by the tides along the Florida Panhandle creating what is referred to as the legendary sugar sand of Panama City Beach. The area is ...

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Hideaway’s Biketoberfest 2017

Cowboys ’n’ Indians Cave Creek, Ariz., Oct. 20–22—If you’re looking for a flat-out fun destination and hangout place on any given weekend, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere more exciting than Cave Creek, Arizona. A mere 30 miles outside of Phoenix, tucked in at the base of Black Mountain and right off the famous Carefree Highway, lies the world-famous Hideaway ...

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Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival

An artistic celebration Hurricane Mills, Tenn., Sept. 28–Oct. 1—A perfect blend of artistry… motorcycles and music! That is how I would describe the inaugural Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival and BC Moto Invitational. Located at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, this event is definitely worth the trip. Upon check-in, I was greeted by the friendliest staff I ...

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Street Vibrations: Metal, music and motorcycles

Reno, Nev., Sept. 27–Oct.1—It wasn’t just the streets that were vibrating as bikers from neighboring states rumbled their way into the “biggest little city in the world” during the 23rd annual fall celebration of all things biker in Reno, Nevada. Touted by Roadshows Inc. as the fourth-biggest motorcycle rally in the country, Street Vibrations is most certainly a riding event ...

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New fall fun at Harley-Davidson Museum this autumn

Milwaukee, Oct. 5—Saying goodbye to summer is a lot easier when you visit the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum. While riders are still squeezing out a few more miles before cooler temperatures arrive, the good times move indoors at H-D Museum with the return of favorite traditions and the introduction of a few new ones. While outdoor Bike Nights are stored ...

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