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Monday Motorcycle Chain Links – The Best Motorcycle Stuff From the Interweb

It’s the end of another Monday, and the weather has taken a horrible, chilly turn for the worse here in Michigan. Against all odds, it’s time to spread some happy (even though I’m not feeling it) your way.

Thought I’d take some time to put together a page of my favorite stuff I read this week from the Motorcycling Internet Collective.

If you dig motorcycles, these guys have what you need this evening. You’re sure to like what these greasy motorcycle types took the time to encode for you.

Enjoy…and pay them a visit. Linky-love is always appreciated by these digital shop workers, hermano…

 

Charlotte Motorcycle Show

Cell phone photos seen here (actually pretty good) were taken by my friend Phil (often seen on these very pages) at the 2012 Progressive Motorcycle Show which came to Charlotte, NC. I could not be there, but Phil sent these, and a few more photos from the event which was held February 24-26…

 

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Racing with the Wind

The Millray V 4

While digging through the archives in The Kneeslider research library, an interesting article turned up. It was about two engine builders, brothers Robert and Harry Millray of Saugus, California. It seems back in 1969, they had the idea of building a motorcycle engine, a 1200cc V4, and being hands-on “get ‘er done” kinda guys, that’s what they did…

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The Kneeslider

Triumphant

I love it when a killer bike comes through from a builder I’ve never heard of. This stunning 1969 Triumph TR6 custom is the work of Raccia Motorcycles, a low-key outfit based in a century-old bottling factory just north of Los Angeles. The lines and stance are simply perfect, and if you’ve ever tried to build a custom bike, you’ll know how difficult that can be. The builder of this machine is Mike LaFountain, and his philosophy is simple: “I’m always trying to change proportions and form new lines to create a unique look, which stems from my love of vintage GP race bikes…”

 

 

Bike EXIF

Selling the Joy of Motorcycles To A New Generation

TThese unique consumers between the age of 18 and 34 are taking very seriously information content  and their personal connections with each other to new levels, using new online devices and sharing experiences like no other age group…
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Cyril Huze Post

Made In America

he video below is not a TV commercial for Harley-Davidson Open link in a new window motorcycles, like we’ve seen so many before, usually quite bad. But in fact it’s more an infomercial for manufacturing in the USA, using Harley as an example..
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Bikes in the Fast Lane


Buying Your First Bike? The Women’s Guide to Motorcycle Insurance

Whether you ride a sport bike or an American cruiser, your insurance needs can get complicated.

We’re here to help you find the right motorcycle insurance, whatever you ride…

Tips for buying your motorcycle insurance, coverage you need:

  • Collision to pay for damage caused to your vehicle in an accident with another vehicle or any stationary object.
  • Comprehensive to cover such things as fire, hail, wind, vandalism, hitting an animal, etc.
  • Towing / Pickup
  • Medical payment or personal injury protection to cover the medical bills resulting from an accident.
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist to protect us when the other driver is at-fault and does not have coverage or assets out of which your bills can be paid.