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Savage Roads: The road to Harley Town

Leopoldsburg is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg and every year for the past 14 years, this biker has gotten to headline and enjoy the Harley Days weekend. Last year, I arrived early on Friday which is setup day for all the vendors from around Belgium and Europe. Opening of the Harley Day’s camping area as well ...

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Depth of Tread: Cristene Justus

Sometimes in meeting someone, you’re struck by how confidently they occupy their place in the saddle, as if to them, life has an order to it that aligns with intention. Fifty-five-year-old Road King-riding Cristene Justus is such a person and was reader-nominated for a new feature in this column. Born in Wenatchee, Washington, the “Apple Capital of the Northwest,” the ...

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Partz: Economical engagement

Partz: Economical engagement

Carrying a retail price of $174.95 is the new Clutch Kit for 2013–’17 Big Twin Models with Slip Assist by Twin Power, the performance division of Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice. The kit comes with nine friction plates with race-proven material bonded to 6061-T6 aluminum cores, eight tempered steel drive discs and three zero collapse coil clutch springs. Featuring pre-measured stack height for a stock-like fit and easy installation, they are an affordable replacement ...

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Spare Parts: Have a seat

If my bikes were dogs, most of them would be rescue dogs. Loveable and up to the challenge, but not the best-in-show type. They have outdated engines, not yet considered classics for the most part, or a ding and dent here and there; that sort of thing. Some are special to me mostly because of the people who owned them ...

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The Hooligan: The beginning of a never-ending journey

My name is Trevor Monn, and I’m a Harley Hooligan racer that lives in the small town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. In 2016 flat track racing was something I had no background in or knowledge of. It was all new to me. I grew up racing amateur motocross on the east coast and in the winter we would travel and do ...

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One for the Road: The tribute

While attending this year’s Donnie Smith Bike Show, I noticed some of the theme bikes on the display floor: a Spiderman bike, a purple Barney bike, and the Harley Tracks bike, among others. The Spiderman and Barney bikes seemed to represent a simple idea that goes along the lines of “I really like this character,” while the Harley Tracks bike ...

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Mama Tried Motorcycle Show

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show

Milwaukee takeover Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 22–24—The Mama Tried motorcycle show is, according to their website, “an indoor invitational that connects motorcycles and builders to fans and riders.” What the website doesn’t tell you is how much fun is crammed into an extended weekend of all things motorcycle set right at the tail end of the dreary winter doldrums, which is ...

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Where am I? May 2018

A very early casualty of pop culture Likely with more notoriety to gain than to lose Both known, even named for tepid geothermal waters In 1950 rolled the dice on a radio show’s cue   The replacement name for the city has too many syllables So statewide most call it T or C day to day On the Rio Grande ...

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Champion Trikes & Sidecars

Champion Trikes & Sidecars

A look behind the curtain Since the dawn of two-wheel transport, trikes have been viewed as an oddity, a second-class cousin not worthy to be thought of as a “real” motorcycle. But the days of three-wheel 45 c.i. Harley Servi-Cars and hacked-up Volkswagen experiments are a far cry from today’s trike experience. With an aging riding demographic, the trike has ...

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