Saturday, January 21, 2012

Four Legendary Custom Bike Builders to Build Tribute Bikes for Rolling Thunder’s 25th Anniversary

[JANUARY 19, 2012- WASHINGTON D.C.]   Memorial Day Weekend marks the 25th

Anniversary of Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C., an annual motorcycle Demonstration Run that attracts over 450,000 motorcycles and one million attendees.   To commemorate this honorary event, four custom motorcycles will be built by four legendary bike builders.  
“The commemorative bike build is
such a great idea and it’s one of the better things we’ve ever done.   It’s the builders giving back to veterans and troops and all branches of the service with this project.  We’re very grateful to the sponsors and everyone involved for their generous support and recognition of Rolling Thunder’s efforts,” said Ted Shpak, President of Rolling Thunder, Washington D.C, Inc.     
Allen, creator of the legendary Broken Spoke Saloon, is facilitating the tribute build project.   Allen’s custom built U.S. Army bike, featuring an S&S Cycle engine and Baker Drivetrain transmission, inspired the bike build concept.  Since hitting the asphalt nationwide with his tribute U.S. Army bike, it has received more attention than a $100,000 custom motorcycle.  This, in turn, compelled Rolling Thunder to complete the ultimate show of respect by reaching out to some of the world's top bike builders to complete the military recognition to include all branches of the service.  
“This history-making tribute
bike build is coming together so beautifully.  S&S Cycle and Baker Drivetrain are the definition of American made pride and they’ve stepped up to the plate bringing their high quality products to this entire project,” said Allen.
The bikes will be unveiled at the 25th Anniversary
event on May 26th and the entire build process will be featured in leading motorcycle publications.   U. S. Marine Corps: Brigitte Bourget of Bourget's Bike Works feature with Iron Works magazine; U.S. Navy: Dar Holdsworth of Darwin Motorcycles feature with Cycle Source; U.S. Coast Guard: Kiwi Mike of Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Company feature with American Iron; U.S. Air Force: Billy Lane of Chopper's Inc. feature with The Horse Backstreet Choppers.  
“We’re excited that with the help of Avon Correctional Facility this tribute build will happen with Billy Lane who has always supported Rolling Thunder and the Veterans,” said Steve Broyles, the Vice President of The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine and the owner of Stevenson's Cycle.
The build project is destined to be epic as these road-worthy bikes will then be toured around the country with the traveling "Wall that Heals,” at various military installations and events, Veteran Affairs locations, major motorcycle rallies, and potentially taken overseas to the troops.  An impressive publicity campaign and production surrounding the Rolling Thunder 25th Anniversary observance is currently underway.  Further production details to be announced.
“We’re so excited and honored to
be a part of this monumental, historic event and to be selected because our bikes are no-compromise, American made motorcycles,” said Dar Holdsworth, who hails from a military family having served in Desert Storm, his father in Vietnam and his grandfather in WWII.  “We truly understand that we could not do what we do without the sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces. Each and every soldier has my deepest gratitude and respect.”
Rolling Thunder’s Demonstration
Run has evolved to be not only a demonstration for the Prisoner of War, Missing in Action (POW/MIA) issue but also a demonstration of patriotism and respect for Service Members and Veterans from all wars.
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Sturgis Museum Bike Raffle for 2012 - Buy a ticket and get a chance to win!

Let's help raise money for the Sturgis Museum,
buy a ticket & enter to win a Motorcycle

Bikers Inner Circle, Precision Cycles & The Buffalo Chip Campground have teamed up with the Sturgis Museum and together built a top of the line custom built Chopper. The gas tank to the motorcycle found its way backstage to almost all the main acts for the Buffalo Chip, together we have an abundance of signatures: Styx, Bachman Turnover, Toby Keith, Edgar Winter, Alice Cooper, Tesla and many more. We will be raffling off this bike on the 1st night (called, The Museum night at the Buffalo Chip) of the Buffalo Chip Campground following The Charlie Brechtel Band and a headlining act.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact the Sturgis Museum at 1 ticket for $10.00 or 3 tickets for $20.00
To read more on the bike build and see our major sponsors towards this build
visit :

For more information on the bike itself you can contact the builder at
Danny Rays PrecisionCycles @ 209-526-5003

Friday, November 4, 2011

Poll: Will EU anti-tampering measures affect you?

Poll: Will EU anti-tampering measures affect you?

By MCN - 
General news
 09 September 2011 15:02
European Commission plans for anti-tampering measures mean that tuning will become impossible and even home servicing will be hampered.
All new bikes will get so-called on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems which could detect non-standard parts and trigger a warning light until the ‘fault’ is rectified by a dealer.
One aim is to prevent any modification to the ‘powertrain’ which could include anything from the throttle to the rear tyre.
Proposals for ABS on all bikes over 125cc could be extended to mopeds, adding significantly to the cost of supposedly budget machines.
Other measures could include exhaust bolts that cannot be removed with normal tools, sealed engine control units and even bans on the sale of performance enhancing products.
The new EU regulations, setting out standards for bikes to be type approved for road use, are due to be introduced gradually year-by-year from 2014 to 2022.
They begin with new emission limits from 2014, which will get tougher still in subsequent years to bring bikes into line with cars.
MCN would like to know how the anti-tampering measures could affect you. Vote in the polls below and add your comments at the bottom of the page!

There is trouble in many states as groups that say there are motorcycle rights organizations go away from repealing Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws and are becoming what many are calling Safety Groups.
Of course the safety groups find it easy to get money from the government for their actions.
 More and more riders are resigning from these organizations and are saying the organizations have been infiltrated by people working with the government much like those that have infiltrated motorcycle clubs and caused them problems.
The following came to me from people in NC and asked me to pass it on.

NC CBA is raisig funds to host the Meeting of the Minds in 2012 and NC is not helmet free. NC CBA appends way more time, energy, and money on pseudo biker rights BS instead of really attacking the helmet issue. One chapter held a lidless protest and backed down the cops who wanted to ticket them and another chapter chastized them for wasting LEOs resources and hivinng everyone the impression that all CBA chapters shared their views and civil disobedience.
The CBA's motto is "Let those who ride decide". Jan aptly added "Which helmet". Having the Meeting of the Minds on helmet states undermines the financial/tourism arguement. Are these people that stupid? I am sure that some of the legislators will notice, too.

The media, the public, CBA members, everyone knows the things the leadership has done.  They know it is now a safety organization.  Says so on the CBA tax return.  Mark has run articles I've written about dumb shit Ski and the others have done.  They do not care.  The public barely cares.  No matter how much membership is down, the Skis don't care because they can still claim their leadership position on their "what I did for motorcycling" resume.  One thing they do care about is discrediting those of us who ask questions.  Lots of good Bikers have been run off from CBA in the past few years.

There are some folks who think they can return CBA to being a Motorcyclists' Rights Organization.  Good luck, but it will be real hard since the New Paradigm Riders have completely taken over.

Hickory Doc

Hickory Doc has already printed and distributed "Doc Ski Does Not Represent Me" stickers and a circle with a line through the words Doc Ski here in NC. They have caused quite a stir along with BOLT members telling the legislators that "Doc Ski does not represent me". CBA was pissed that we were causing confusion and hurting their legislative issues while telling their members to contact their legislators to let them know they liked the helmet bill the way it was!

Sturgis Freedom Fighters
Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005