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One-Piece LowDown Touring Seat: The king of comfort

Mustang Motorcycle Seats $529 P/N 79700 mustangseats.com With the arrival of my brand-new 2017 Road King came the realization I needed a seat that would allow me to ride all day, for hundreds of miles, in comfort. I’ve used Mustang seats on my motorcycles ever since I bought my first Sportster in 1999, so choosing another Mustang was a no-brainer. ...

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Motorcycles as Art: Old Iron – Young Blood

Photos by Shadow Sturgis, a destination known for loud bikes, loud music and Black Hills motorcycling, is also the home to many other much more refined events. One of these in particular is the annual Michael Lichter Motorcycles as Art exhibit. Since the year 2000 Lichter has provided the patrons of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a free showing of ...

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One for the Road: Big love

“Why do you need another motorcycle?” This is the question often asked of me by non-riding friends and family members. My response is usually something along the lines of, “Why do you need so many pairs of shoes?” But a retort like that doesn’t really explain the phenomenon known as motorcycle addiction. It’s not really a need, per se, nor ...

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Harley-Davidson Museum Visit

Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 17—What city is halfway between Sturgis, South Dakota, and my home in New Jersey? Milwaukee Wisconsin, of course! And this makes Milwaukee the perfect stopping point on my ride home from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. My main destination when I visit Brew City has always been the Harley-Davidson Museum ever since it opened in 2008, and this ...

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Coney Island Road Trip

Brooklyn, N.Y., July 28—It was one of the hottest days of the summer, and what better place to spend a Friday afternoon than the beachside neighborhood of Coney Island? My friend John Strong, who, with his wife Candy, operates one of the best circus sideshows in the country, had been encouraging me to visit their traveling sideshow that has been ...

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Rhinebeck AMCA Grand National Meet

Rhinebeck, N.Y., June 30-July 1—Once again, the Northeast Coalition of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, comprising the Colonial, Sandbar, and Mid-Hudson AMCA chapters, held their Grand National Meet at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. The spacious grounds were filled with swap meet vendors, exhibits, entertainment, educational seminars, timeline motorcycles and those entered into the vintage bike ...

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The world at a glance

Tank Mount Speedometer/Tachometer #MVX- 2011, $499.95 Oil Pressure Sender #SEN-1039, $119.95 Dakota Digital dakotadigital.com Reviewed by Shadow The tank-mount gauge found on my 2012 FLD Switchback as well as many other late-model Harley-Davidsons is a wondrous thing. With just a quick flick of a “key cap” (the switch on the left grip housing that sounds the horn), one can cycle ...

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 11 and 12

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 11–12—The town of Deadwood is a favorite destination of the Thunder Press staff. And after roaming the streets and visiting shops for a while, we enjoyed a delicious pasta lunch at the newly-opened Harry’s Spaghetti Western Restaurant on Sherman Street. Photos by Shadow If you get a chance, take a ride out to Spur Creek Saloon in ...

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Photo Blog: 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—August 10

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 10—Another picture-perfect day in Sturgis! The inaugural Beard and Mustache Competition held on Wednesday was a rousing success! Thursday was also the day of the Thunder Press 25th Anniversary Bash held at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame Photo set by Shadow We had Crooked Fox Bourbon, XIII Kings Vodka, BuzzBallz and Chillers (ready-to-drink cocktails) were ...

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