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Harley-Davidson motorcycles nickname "hog" began in the 1920's because
the racing team's mascot, a pig, was carried on a victory lap after each race
won by the team. During this time period Leslie "Red" Parkhurst broke 23
speed records on a Harley- Davidson 61 cubic inch racing motorcycle.
January 2011 - RidersInfo
Do you think Harley-Davidson is for baby boomers only? If so, you may be surprised
to learn that Harley-Davidson sold more motorcycles in the U.S. to people
under the age of 35 than any other motorcycle company. Data from automotive
research firm R.O. Polk, reveals that beginning in 2008 H-D became the top selling
brand in sales of new on-road motorcycles to young adults aged 18-34 and extended
the lead in 2009. And that is for all displacement motorcycles, not just
heavyweight bikes. In just heavyweight bikes over 650cc, H-D has been number 1
for some time. And new bike sales aren't the only contribution to the youth riders.
From 2006-2009 H-D sold approximately 200,000 used Harleys to this same
generation and the number has been increasing.
Information source: HOG 009 2011 article by Matt King
RidersInfo April, 2011
Tie a bandanna to the mirror
on the left side of your
This will signal passing motor-
cyclists that you are in need
|Random Motorcycle Trivia
You may have heard the term "gypsy tour" related to many motorcycle rallies;
as in the upcoming 88th Laconia Motorcycle Rally in New Hampshire
beginning June 11th - 19th, 2011.
But do you know the origination of this term? Gypsy tours were organized and
sanctioned by the AMA. Usually an event like a motorcycle race or motorcycle hill
climb was the attraction. They were called "gypsies" because motorcycle riders
would travel all over the country on their bikes and sleep in tents.
The term originated prior to the 1920's and is more commonly called 'run' or 'rally'
today. Although the terms may have changed the activity has not.
Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders will be packing their bikes with tents this
season and travel 1,000's of miles all over the country, converging together to share
a common passion. If you haven't experienced a road
trip on your motorcycle, I highly recommend it!
If you would like to read more about the "Gypsy Tours" check out this
book available at Amazon
Ridersinfo: Did you know motorcycle facts:May 2011
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Motorcycle Riding Glasses
Lindby® LINBAR Highway Bar
How To Tips
Why your IAC is cycling when your
motorcycle is off & causing your
battery to drain.
Installing a Lindby crash bar?
How to chop your windshield.
Changing your handlebars
Preparing for a road trip on your
Recommended tool kit
for your motorcycle
Gear you need for your
motorcycle Road Trip
Do you SEE while riding
Riding With A Passenger
Motorcycle Group Riding
& Hand Signals
10 things all car and truck drivers
should know about motorcycles
Countdown to Sturgis
The Road To Sturgis 2006
Campground Guide in Sturgis
(includes distances from downtown
First time going to Sturgis? Feeling
a little overwhelmed and nervous?
Get your motorcycle ready for
What to pack for the
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Our Journey to the 2011
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Did You Know?
Names & Designations
|The Legend Of The Gremlin Bell®:
motorcycle, close to the ground, catches the Evil Road
Spirits. The Little Gremlins live on your motorcycle causing
all kinds of mechanical problems. The cavity of the bell
attracts these Evil Spirits, but the constant ringing drives
them insane and they lose their grip and fall to the ground.
gift to a rider you double the protection.
|AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE RALLY
A new endurance rally has successfully completed the 1st event. I anticipate this to be a
yearly event. Check out details from the 2012 event:
Organizers of The American Motorcycle Rally are getting all the final details ironed out for the 8
day endurance motorcycle ride for charity event.
The date for the event has been revised...the dates are currently June 15-23, 2012. Ride your
motorcycle over 7,000 miles in 8 days!
If you want an opportunity to test your endurance, see the country, and support charity, then you
need to check into this ride at www.americanmotorcyclerally.com.
Long story short....Riders will depart from C&A Harley-Davidson in Plain City, Ohio. Riders will
be required to stop at 'pit-stops' along the route to collect points. The riders will have
checkpoints in Chattanooga, TN, Tulsa, OK, Las Vegas, NV, Ft. Collins, CO, St. Louis, MO,
Columbus, OH. If you are late to the checkpoint you are 'docked' points that you collected at the
As you can imagine there are a lot of details in an event of this size. The website is very
informative, it even includes videos that talk you through the entire event.
The entry fee is $1,000 and includes the required GPS unit needed for the ride. All proceeds go
to the prize purse, with a $150,000 top prize, and charity organizations. See all the details at
I have been following the ever changing details of this event. I recommend you check the site
often for new information.