Ballistic Cycles' hubless creation took the Baddest Bagger

74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Photo Gallery

STURGIS, S.D., AUG 4-10—Take one last look back at the 74th annual Sturgis Rally through NorCal Bureau... 
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Rush Full System Exhaust for Dynas: Beating the heat

Rush Racing Products #8131 Black 2:1 Full System ’91–’05 with 2.25″ baffles 3522B-R1R $649.95 In... 
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Door County Tour: Ride to Death’s Door

Door County, Wis., Sept. 25–28—One thing we’ve learned here at THUNDER PRESS, being the clever... 
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Snowball Express

Snowball Express IX: Guarding the innocents

Raine Devries

Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 11–15—On the second Friday in December there was an unusual calm and desertion of select major highways in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area. And bringing... read story

Biketoberfest 2014

Biketoberfest 2014: Clear sailin’

Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16–19—Although the 22nd annual Biketoberfest didn’t officially start until Thursday, October 16, a large uptick... Read more »

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch: The hits keep happening

Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 25–26—From the American debut of the cosmopolitan new XG500 and XG750 Street models in January to the surprise introduction... Read more »

Club members present a $5,816 check to Children’s Hospital representatives

4th annual It’s All About the Kids Motorcycle Ride: Wide eyes and whopping smiles

Minneapolis, Minn., July 19—It takes months and months of planning for fundraisers and usually, they are over in a matter of hours. But I’m... Read more »

Gina Woods & Jill Parham of J&P withthe HER Project

J&P Cycles Open House Rally: Party in the heartland

Anamosa, Iowa, June 27–29—This one has been on my agenda for years, and this year I finally made it there. The 35th annual J&P Cycles... Read more »

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Editorially Speaking


Blue Dog Diaries: Future shock

How do you feel about electric motorcycles? And by “you” I mean current Harley riders and the legions of Milwaukee... Read more »

Robert Fila

Southern Rail: Safe keeping

Growing up as a kid, I led a sheltered life. Times were rough on occasion, but it was a simpler time. I don’t... Read more »

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Rush Full System Exhaust for Dynas: Beating the heat


Rush Racing Products #8131 Black 2:1 Full System ’91–’05 with 2.25″ baffles 3522B-R1R $649.95 In the early part of 2014, my 2000 FXD underwent... read story

ColorRite Touch-Up Paint

ColorRite Touch-Up Paint: Color me red

A while back, I dropped my 2012 FLD Switchback. Without going into a lot of detail, let’s just say... Read more »

However, if I want to ride the bike with the cover on, I affix it using the hook-and-loop straps, which offer a snugger fit.

SplitWeight Waterproof Motorcycle Seat Cover: Rain, rain go away

A big storm was brewing, and I placed my seat rain cover on my FXD before I retired for the evening.... Read more »

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Spare Parts: Cheating the wind, or cheating the rider?

My first exposure to the word, or even concept, of a “fairing” was in the 70’s when Dad added a Bates bar-mounted... Read more »


Motorhead Memo: Reciprocal Arrangement

In case it’s news to anybody, let alone those who might have read last month’s column, all reciprocating engines... Read more »

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Regional Buzz


Two-Wheel Two-Step: August, 2014

On May 15–18, the Rally in the Crater was held in Mt. Enterprise. Staged in an actual crater that serves as... Read more »


The Shadow Knows: August, 2014

Have you heard about the Biker Ice Bucket Challenge? Members of my club, the Iron Knights MC, posted some hilarious... Read more »

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