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24
Aug

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2016

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2016

This is by far, the experience of a biker’s lifetime in a place where local people can still show you a thing or two about hospitality. The Sturgis 2016 motorcycle rally just ended a few weeks ago and already they are planning for Sturgis 2017!

The 77th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is scheduled for August 7-13, 2017.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The first rally was held by Indian Motorcycle riders on August 14, 1938, by the “Jackpine Gypsies” motorcycle club,[2] who still own and operate the tracks, hillclimb, and field areas where the rally is centered. The first event was called the “Black Hills Classic” and consisted of a single race with nine participants and a small audience. The founder is Clarence “Pappy” Hoel. He purchased an Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis in 1936 and formed the “Jackpine Gypsies” that same year. The Jackpine Gypsies were inducted to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1997. Hoel was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame the following year, in 1998. Read more »

23
Aug

Sturgis Bike Rally

Sturgis Bike Rally

Unknown Industries Hits the 76th Sturgis Bike Rally.

The City of Sturgis South Dakota annual motorcycle rally.

Harley-Davidson wheelie - San Diego motorcycle stunt rider

San Diego motorcycle stunt rider

Sturgis Bike Rally – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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18
Aug

75th Anniversary Daytona Bike Week 2016

Daytona Bike Week 2016

This video was made in Daytona Beach Florida during the 75th annual Bike Week which is when thousands of bikes arrive.

Celebrate the very special celebration of the 75th Daytona Bike Week, a tradition since 1937…for what is sure to be the biggest, best, and most memorable Daytona rally in history.

As with the other milestone rallies, Bike Week 2016 featured higher profile entertainment, signature events, larger attendance, and MORE FUN! Read more »

13
Aug

San Diego California Motorcycle Riding

San Diego California Motorcycle Riding

Riding my 2006 American iron horse Texas chopper in the East County of San Diego. The video was produced in Blossom Valley here in San Diego.

I have since sold this bike to an experienced motorcycle rider up in Washington State. I was going to be replacing it with a Big Dog K9 motorcycle. But, I ended up getting another American Ironhorse Texas Chopper .  . The same year as this blue one, a 2006. It was all black ,but I wanted it so I could have my own custom paint job applied. Read more »

12
Aug

History of the Chopper – Jesse James

History of the Chopper

chopper motorcycleWalk in a shop and by a bike it is something … but to build your custom motorcycle by yourself … from my viewpoint… that’s it!

The history of the “Frisco” style chopper, originated in the late ’50s, mostly by Sonny Barger and Arlen Ness.

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8
Aug

California Motorcycle Traffic

California Motorcycle Traffic

July Saw over 27,400 unique visitors to this California motorcycle blog! This amount of motorcycle visitors is our second highest monthly visitor count so far in 2016. Our highest California motorcycle traffic to this site (so far this year) was June, where we saw over 30,500 unique monthly visitors!

Personally, I like to say thanks to all my loyal motorcycle readers!

California Motorcycle Traffic

 

California motorcycles trafficHarley-Davidson wheelie

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25
Jul

Born Free Motorcycle Show 2016

Born Free Motorcycle Show 2016

The BORN-FREE Vintage Chopper and Classic Motorcycle Show

The annual Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show takes place at Southern California’s Oak Canyon Ranch . I appreciate people taking the time to really look at and get great shots even if it’s just for youtube.

Born-Free has quickly become “the” place for old and young from all over the world to ride in, see, and talk about old iron for one day. Born-Free brings together tens of thousands of eager spectators and participants as well as over 150 vendors and sponsors, live music, an AMCA regional swapmeet. Read more »

23
Jul

How to Pick up a Big Motorcycle

How to Pick up a Big Motorcycle

Video showing how to pickup a large motorcycle accidentally dropped.

Very good tips and techniques on picking up a heavy motorcycle. Now, if the 70-year-old guy can do this I’m sure most younger people can also benefit from these tips.

This technique is geared toward the rider who “drops” the motorcycle, as many new riders are apt to do at a stop sign or some other slow-speed maneuver. Even an experienced rider may drop the bike now and then, and with a heavy cruiser, this technique makes all the difference in the world. Read more »

15
Jul

Motorcycle Road Rage Incident

 Motorcycle Road Rage Incident

Hard to tell from the video, it appears the motorcyclist shows aggression toward the car by either throwing something or attempting to hit the car with his hand.

During the policed investigation of the motorcycle hit-and-run incident, both drivers were arrested, according to police; the Mustang driver on suspicion of second-degree assault and the motorcyclist for suspicion of harassment.

The motorcycle rider shouldn’t have approached the mustang in a threatening manner, don’t put yourself between a bullet and a target. Unfortunately, on bikes, you’re already at a MASSIVE safety disadvantage.

I ride and when I do, I ride extra defensively as to avoid such situations. It’s always better to not let your emotions affect your safety, especially since the risks are so bad for us riders.

 

Motorcycle safety

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13
Jul

Big Dog Motorcycles TV Commercial

Big Dog Motorcycles

This is a vintage big dog motorcycle video that was made prior to their going out of business in 2011.

The video itself reminds me of the famous Apple Computer video which also revolved around the theme of breaking out of the conventional and standing apart from the masses.

Actually I wouldn’t be surprised if the makers of this video were influenced by the Apple Computer video commercial

Like the video says: even sitting still, a Big Dog motorcycle is a public event… they aren’t for the meek.

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