Friday, January 27, 2017

World Champ Brad Binder Signed by Bell Helmets


Bell Helmets Brad Binder

A press release from Bell Helmets was recently published to Cycle News earlier this month. This year, Binder will move from Moto3 to Moto2, and will wear Bell's Pro Star Helmet. According to the release, Binder will not only become an ambassador for the brand by using Bell's products, but will also provide the company with "on-track technical and performance insights" for their research and development initiatives.

Bell Helmets VP, Chris Sackett, noted the influence and respectability Binder maintains:

"Brad is clearly one of the circuit's brightest young stars and fiercest competitors, and we're thrilled to have him representing Bell on and off the track...the insights and feedback he'll provide for ongoing R&D efforts will be invaluable."

Read the full press release and learn more HERE on CycleNews.com.


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Featured Video: Motocross...A Way of Life


When it comes to motocross, keeping motivation up is key.
We came across this video and thought it was perfect for remembering exactly what motocross is:
Not just a sport, not just a hobby, but a way of life.

Check it out!


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The oldest bikes currently for sale on Cycle Trader



Photo via The Mighty Motor and Jug Junky


After the recent Mecum Auction, which specializes in selling off hundreds of vintage motorcycles every year, we started to wonder - what kind of vintage bikes are currently listed on Cycle Trader? We did a little hunting, and found the 11 oldest units currently for sale on the site! 

Check it out- would you ever want to purchase a vintage motorcycle?




1913 Excelsior-Henderson



$40,000
San Diego, CA
Private Seller



1926 Harley-Davidson (Unlisted Model)

$25,000
Arnolds Park, IA
Private Seller


1927 Indian Scout with Sidecar

$49,995
Centre Hall, PA
#1 Cycle Center Harley-Davidson




1936 NSU 501

$27,500
Arnolds Park, IA
Private Seller


$57,500
San Diego, CA
Private Seller



$17,500
Norcross, Georgia
Blue Moon Cycle, Inc.



1941 Indian Scout Sport
$29,300
Centre Hall, PA
#1 Cycle Center Harley-Davidson


$39,000
Centre Hall, PA
#1 Cycle Center Harley-Davidson




$30,000
Inglewood, CA
Private Seller


$32,995
Centre Hall, PA
#1 Cycle Center Harley-Davidson





$39,995
Centre Hall, PA
#1 Cycle Center Harley-Davidson


Want to see more oldies?



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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The 26th Annual Mecum Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction - Live Stream Video Available



Source: Design and Trend



























The 26th Annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is set to begin Thursday, January 26th at the South Point Hotel Casino's South Point Arena. According to numerous regional and national sources, the Mecum auction is the world's largest involving antique and vintage motorcycles, generating $9 million in total sales after last year's 3-day event. 

From bikes once owned by iconic actor Steve McQueen to Italian models from Guy Webster's novel collection, the event is a must-see for any and all vintage bike lovers. If you can't attend, however, you can watch a live stream of the auction available on Mecum's website!

According to the Los Angeles Times, the auction this year will host a record number of units for sale. Last year, an 80%+ sell-through rate was reported, so hopes are high that successes will be equal or even greater this year.

All the info you need can be found here - we can't wait to see the vintage lineup at this legendary auction this year.


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Must-See: How to Repair a Tubeless Tire Puncture



Sometimes, the most crucial motorcycle repair tips are those needed during emergency situations. Luckily, today, there are YouTube videos that are more than helpful when it comes to mentally preparing yourself to handle these rough situations.

Check out this video demonstrating a tubeless tire repair on the road!




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2017 AMA Schedule for National Adventure Riding Series


Source: Motorcycle USA


If your bike is a larger cc-machine, you're definitely going to want to check out at least one of these AMA events for 2017. 

"Many dual-sport trails aren't conducive to bigger machines," said AMA Recreational Riding and Volunteer Manager, Marie Wuelleh. "Clubs and promoters have developed trails specifically to meet the needs of these riders." Originally established ten years ago, the Adventure Riding Series was created to accomodate a growing interest in adventure bikes much larger in size than their original ADV predecessors. A few of the sponsors noted by American Motorcyclist include ADV Moto, Seat Concepts, Sena, and Sidi.

Check out the list of events below and see if you can find one near you this year! Further details on the events can be found here, on AMA's website.


2017 LIST OF EVENTS 

March 3 - 5: Devil's Creek Adventure Ride
Dixie Dual Sport (Brooksville, FL)
March 18 - 19: 2 Sun Adventure 2017
Tucson Dual Sport, LLC (Amado, AZ)

April 22 - 23: Slate Creek Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trailer Riders (Bybee, TN)

May 6 - 7: 2017 Yosemite Adventure Tour
Family Off-Road Adventures (Buck Meadows, CA)

June 3 - 4: Black Dog
Northwest Tour and Trail (Hood River, OR)

June 3 - 4: Show Me 500 National Adventure Ride
Midwest Trailer Riders Association (Bixby, MO)

June 10 - 11: Durty Dabbers Great Adventure Dual Sport
Durty Dabbers (Lock Haven, PA)

June 10 - 11: 2017 Rie for Research
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders (Wabeno, WI)

June 24 - 25: Big Bear Run
Big Bear Trail Riders (Big Bear, CA)

July 15 - 16: Mountain Madness Dual Sport and Adventure Rally
Coconino Trail Riders (Flagstaff, AZ)

Aug 19 - 20: Rat Dog
Northwest Tour & Trail (Tillamook, OR)

Sept. 9 - 10: Blue Ridge Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trail Riders (Pineola, NC)

Sept. 23 - 24: 2017 Acadiana Adventure 400
Acadiana Dirt Riders (Boyce, LA)

Sept. 30 - Oct 1: Renfro Valley Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trailer Riders (Mount Vernon, KY)

Oct 14 - 15: Buffalo 500 National Adventure Ride 
Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club (Columbus, IN)

Oct 21 - 22: Howlin' at the Moon
Arizona Trailer Riders (Payson, AZ)

Oct 27 - 29: Pine Barrens 500 (3 Day Event)
Pine Barrens Adventures, LLC (Hammonton, NJ)

Nov 24 - 25: Barstow to Vegas
District 27 Dual Sport (Palmdale, CA)



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Sunday, January 01, 2017

David Man's Chopper Fest: Feature from RBMA














David Man's Chopper Fest

A featured post from Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
One of the coolest things about Choppers is their historic relevance to the motorcycle community. The wild chopped, bobbed, and stretched style of the chopper exploded in the 1960s, becoming the officially unofficial chariot of bad asses. They were shot into the lime light by celebrities and movies like Easy Riders, and made a permanent image associated with bikers by artists like David Mann in Easy Riders Magazine (and others). Giving people an opportunity to check out a snapshot of the biker lifestyle and chopper essence, Mann’s artwork is still inspiring artwork and custom motorcycles to this day. Keeping the old school chopper style alive, and evolving with the times.
That’s one of the main reasons Chopper Fest is such a rad event. You can see the whole progression of chopper style from back in the day through present day.












The “If You Build It They Will Come” All Brand Motorcycle Show presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys in the 13th annual Chopper Fest event this past Sunday brought a whole field of two wheeled art. Raked out choppers, classic bobbers, and wild concept builds brought big crowds of happy families, entertained by live music including a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band. With free bike show entry, people are happy to take a weekend trip out to Ventura, California.












This year I was invited by the amazing Jessi Combs to join her and her business partner Theresa Contreras at the Real Deal booth representing their business encouraging women and young people to get into welding, making, building, creating, racing and more. Jessi did welding demos while Theresa gave people a crack at pinstriping, and I brought my leather craft tools as well. It was a fun opportunity for people to participate in a small part of the process in making their favorite two wheeled toys!












As a member of the Real Deal team, I joined Jessi and Theresa in judging the show—the Ladies Class being our exclusive responsibility, along with adding our votes in to Best Pan, Knuckle, Shovel, David Mann style, and Best of Show.












Taking the time to really walk through and look at every bike's creative deatils a joy of custom motorcycle shows we often forget. You really notice the handicraft, little things like shot glasses made into tail lights, eyeball headlights, stash compartments, and so much more. Unique styles and excellent fabrication work flooded the show.











With the custom bikes, swap meet and vendor areas, food, beer, live music and the best of show winner earning $2,500... it's easily one of the coolest shows of the year. Come drink, dance, bring your own bikes and take a stab at the grand prize next December! Stay tuned to chopperfestival.com for all the details.

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