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27
Sep

San Diego Chopper Motorcycle GoPro Ride

San Diego Chopper Motorcycle GoPro Ride

Riding my 2006 American Ironhorse Texas Chopper on a really hot day in San Diego California.

The camera I am using to film this video  is a GoPro Hero 4 Black and I’m shooting at 1080, 60 frames per second  super wide  angle mode. The camera, is mounted on the right side of my helmet.

If you’re using your GoPro camera  to film your motorcycle rides, as long as it’s mounted on your body or your helmet you really don’t need a stabilizer to get good footage. But if you decide to mount the camera directly on the bike, the handlebars or the frame, it really pays to use  a three axis gimbal to get your best shots. Read more »

26
Sep

California Texas Chopper Motorcycle

California Texas Chopper Motorcycle

American Ironhorse Texas ChopperEric’s 2004 American Ironhorse Texas Chopper motorcycle. when it comes to factory manufactured chopper motorcycles, it’s my humble opinion that the American Ironhorse Texas Chopper and the Big Dog  K-9 are two of the classic and best built chopper’s!

We did this video in front of San Diego Harley Davison on Marina Boulevard  here in San Diego. many other motorcycle riders and most of the general public when looking at the Texas Chopper believe that it is a rigid frame model because of the low seat position and no visible rear shock absorbers. Read more »

23
Sep

Harley-Davidson engine

Harley-Davidson engine

Harley-Davidson Evolution engine

This video is awesome…big help! The Harley Evolution engine disassembly and engine re-assembly.

The Harley-Davidson Evolution engine

Harley-Davidson Evolution engineFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Evolution engine (popularly known as Evo) is an air-cooled, 45-degree, V-twin engine manufactured from 1984 by Harley-Davidson for the company’s motorcycles. Read more »

19
Sep

California Motorcycle Drone

California Motorcycle Drone

San Diego motorcycle run – Blessing of Bikes – Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial

This was filmed with a Yuneec Typhoon G Quadcopter which is specifically designed to carry a GoPro camera. In this case, the GoPro camera was a Hero four black and the video was shot in 4K resolution. The Typhoon G Imaging Solution allows you to get the most out of your GoPro Camera, by providing you with a tool to make smooth and stable aerial footage, while delivering direct digital video on the ST10+ Ground Station screen. Read more »

15
Sep

Imperial Beach Hot Rod Motorcycle Show

Imperial Beach Hot Rod Motorcycle Show

AutoFest 2016

This show is set for October 8, 2016 and runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. Naturally, it’s totally free for spectators and if one wants to enter their motorcycle in the show and perhaps get a trophy the fee is $20.

Charger Steve ran the very popular Pacific beach hot Rod and motorcycle show for years. For 2016 I think this Autofest show is taking the place of that Pacific beach show.

What’s different about this show is that not only can you take in some great looking motorcycles and hot rods even off-road vehicles but Steve provides a lot of entertainment throughout the show. Read more »

14
Sep

California National Motorcycle RUN 2016

California National Motorcycle RUN

MONGOLS MC CALIFORNIA NATIONAL RUN 2016. CNN’s Lisa Ling covers this California motorcycle run to Palm Springs. She says “my heart is in mine stomach, it was intense and I never experienced anything like this!”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Mongols Motorcycle Club, sometimes called the Mongol Nation or Mongol Brotherhood, is a “one-percenter” outlaw motorcycle club and alleged organized crime syndicate. The club is headquartered in southern California and was originally formed in Montebello, California, in 1969. Law enforcement officials estimate there are approximately 1000 to 1500 full-patched members (with the expansion in Australia in 2013). The Mongols main presence is in southern California, but also all over the United States with chapters in 14 states, as well as international chapters in 18 countries. Read more »

11
Sep

9/11 Memoriam

9/11 Memoriam

Rip. We will never forget all those who died in 9/11 and all the families who had loved ones either on the planes or in the buildings or helping on the ground. Greatest Heroes in history were working trying to get people out even when the buildings collapsed. True heroes putting their own lives on the line in just having hopes of helping even one person. We will always remember all of you. Bravest most selfless heroic people to ever walk this earth! You will never be forgotten.

“A great void will forever remain in the New York skyline as well in the hearts of millions of Americans”

9/11 Memoriam

11
Sep

California Freeway Motorcycle Accident

South 405 California Freeway Motorcycle Accident

Lady Harley rider lane splitting motorcycle accident on the 405 Freeway. Women Harley rider ended up with a hairline fracture in her elbow.

OUCH! As they say, any crash you can walk away from is a good crash. Glad only minor injury’s.

I will say Is the car driver clearly didn’t use her mirrors correctly or check over her shoulder before moving, the way I look at it you should plan for every eventually so perhaps the biker should have anticipated the cars actions, (maybe too fast, hard to tell from video) glad to know it wasn’t a more serious injury.

Looking at this video again, I just noticed that the car driver made an illegal move by crossing over a double solid line, trying to get into the car pool lane. Read more »

9
Sep

San Diego Harley Davidson Demo Days

San Diego Harley Davidson Demo Days

Harley Davidson Demo Days. See the new 2017 Harley-Davidson and the all new Milwaukee 8 engine.

I believe this was the first Harley demo rides for the 2017 models offered here in San Diego California area. Yes, I know El Cajon is not San Diego, but, it’s close enough to count for being in the San Diego Metropolitan area. Read more »

8
Sep

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Engine

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight Engine

My observation, is that Harley is returning to the single cam, concept, as they used to use on the pre-Twin Cam Era, i.e. EVO, Shovelhead, Panhead, engines. They have eliminated the inboard roller chain drive (inside the cam support plate), and have an easy to access, outboard roller chain drive. That is a positive development.

However, the con on this is that they have retained the pesky, PLASTIC cam chain tensioner, which is a wear item, and has to be periodically inspected and replaced or risk cratering the engine.  With the increase in power and displacement, it is going to be putting a lot more power demand on the single roller chain drive, which has a propensity to stretch over time and can negatively affect cam/valve timing. I wonder if this added power demand, will wear out the cam chain tensioner, sooner, rather, than later. It remains to be seen. I wonder if they have retained a pressed-together crankshaft which can twist out of true, as they have been known to do, on the Twin Cam engines, on a hit or miss, basis, and can crater the engine, or if they have a bolted together, stronger crankshaft, as on the pre-Twin Cam  Era, engines, which is a superior design. Read more »