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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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9
Jul

Chopper Build-off

Chopper Build-off

Jesse James vs Orange County Choppers

More precisely this should be American Chopper vs. Jesse James. Anyone who’s been into choppers for any length of time that has seen the TV segments from American Chopper and Jesse James, would really have to wonder if this contest was fixed. But then again, perhaps it was dominated by motorcycle chopper wannabes who were more impressed by bling versus substance.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The 21st Century: Reality television

 The millennium began with the cable TV network The Discovery Channel creating a number of television shows around several custom bike builders who built choppers. The first, the 2000 special Motorcycle Mania, followed builder Jesse James of Long Beach, California, and is credited with creating “a new genre of reality TV” around choppers.

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4
Jul

4th of July Fireworks – National Mall, Washington

4th of July Fireworks – National Mall, Washington

July 4th. motorcycleOn the Fourth of July, we pause to remember and to celebrate the values of liberty and justice that make our country great. And to be thankful for the remarkable freedoms we enjoy. The significance of this day has inspired speeches, music, art, and literary works. Most importantly, it has inspired our people and the citizens of the world. It is an opportunity for each of us to ponder the meaning of our nation’s heritage and to celebrate it in our own unique way. Read more »

1
Jul

California Motorcycle Babe – Thunder Mountain motorcycle

California Motorcycle Babe & Thunder Mountain motorcycle

This video was taken at the El Cajon cruise which is a Hot Rod and motorcycle show everyone’s day from about 7:55 PM in the city of El Cajon California. The show runs through the end of October.

It’s my understanding that the Thunder Mountain motorcycles were basically modified Harley-Davidson motorcycles using the same motor and drive train. So, even though the original company is out of business it should be relatively easy to get these bikes service at any a Harley dealership. Read more »

28
Jun

Motorcycle Crash & Aftermath

Motorcycle Crash & Aftermath

GSXR-600 motorcycle accident.

Thankfully she is a smart rider and wore good gear but should also had motorcycle boots . . . just may have saved her ankle.

Lesson taught and understood. Wear your gear!

Don’t let anyone ride your bike, and don’t ride passenger on your own bike. Riding 2-up changes the way the bike handles. Read more »

24
Jun

San Diego Motorcycle Babe

San Diego Motorcycle Babe

This young lady is just starting her career as a photo model. This video was taken at the Cajon Classic Cruise Hot-Rod and motorcycle show that occurs every Wednesday through the end of October in downtown El Cajon California.

Not only is this show free to the public but it’s also free for those who want to enter their vehicles. Naturally, there are trophies for the best motorcycle and the best hot rods in the show. If that was not enough, there’s even entertainment at the award ceremony. Read more »

20
Jun

Motorcycles San Diego

Motorcycles San Diego

Motorcycles San Diego It’s been 49 years since my Harley Davison chopper took first place at a show in the New York City Coliseum.

After taking a break from motorcycling to spend 20 years enjoying hang gliding, about five years ago I got back into custom choppers.

This motorcycle site was set up originally just as a hobby site and even though choppers have gone out of favor (I’m sure they’ll be back) of baggers, I’m still totally hooked on their looks, power and most of all, they are smooth highway cruising. Read more »