With Traction Controlled Braking (TCB) the natural brake fluid pressure spikes are absorbed by a flexible diaphragm allowing the wheel to maintain rotation while braking to a controlled stop. In other words, normally as a brake pedal or lever is activated, brake fluid pressures increase dramatically until the calipers “lock-up”, but the TCB device allows the minute surface variations of the rotor to float while still maintain braking, longer and stronger before locking up.
The Finned Dishpan Rocker Covers were designed and manufactured by Randy Smith and Custom Cycle Engineering back in 1968. Randy designed these parts to eliminate the oil seepage associated with the stock Panhead rocker box covers. These covers also imparted noise dampening and a cooler running motor. They were a great success and caught on in the aftermarket world not only because of their mechanical improvement but also because of their distinctive custom styling
Custom Cycle Engineering has now reintroduced these unique custom covers with the advent of the “throw back” bike building resurgence. They are made from the original tooling that Randy designed and also cast at the same foundry. They are sold in an “as cast” finish or polished.Click on the banner below to find out more about this and many other true old school products from Custom Cycle Engineering.
Packed with features yet compact to fit on your bike, this lightweight, 2-person Hoop tent from Moto-Camp.net delivers space and protection. Quick and easy, sets up in 5 minutes and tears down in 4! Perfect for taller campers, vertical side walls and double zippered vestibules supply room to spare! Features two doors, a bathtub floor and coated rain fly that snaps into place with clips. High mesh windows and fly vents provide excellent ventilation and minimize condensation. Built-in pouches offer more storage areas and ceiling loops allow you to hang a light. For this and other motorcycle camping gear, see www.moto-camp.net. (626) 359-8044 or firstname.lastname@example.orgPacked with features yet compact to fit on your bike, this lightweight, 2-person Hoop tent from Moto-Camp.net delivers space and protection. Quick and easy, sets up in 5 minutes and tears down in 4! Perfect for taller campers, vertical side walls and double zippered vestibules supply room to spare! Features two doors, a bathtub floor and coated rain fly that snaps into place with clips. High mesh windows and fly vents provide excellent ventilation and minimize condensation. Built-in pouches offer more storage areas and ceiling loops allow you to hang a light. For this and other motorcycle camping gear, see www.moto-camp.net. (626) 359-8044 or email@example.com
"In his own words, Shinya Kimura is a motorcycle mechanic. To the rest of the world, Shinya is an artist, building kinetic sculptures that are and very labor intensive, one-of-a-kind, and ultimately utilitarian. Raised in Tokyo, he moved to LA about a decade ago to actually escape his growing fame and to quietly go on with his life as a mechanic. Acclaim has annoyingly still followed him. His bikes are tough, perfectly made machines that are thrilling to ride. In this film, Danielle explores briefly why motorcycles and what makes the work compelling for Shinya, and the feeling he gets while riding. The film is a supplement to the third issue of On Paper Magazine."
Dir by Danielle Levitt
Usually, though, the lady in question isn't preparing for a three-digit birthday party.
Nor does she generally have to worry about her walker or oxygen tank before trying to jump aboard.
"Nah, you don't get that often," avid rider J.R. Chance said with a guffaw. "You don't see much of that."
But that's what he will see – along with the rest of the Snyder Village retirement community – when his mother, Lavern Chance, celebrates her 100th birthday Saturday with her first motorcycle ride in almost a decade.
Born to be mild? Not when joined with a thundering, two-wheeled army of more than 100 other riders. With an eye toward Memorial Day, they'll salute the veterans at Snyder Village, then throttle up the excitement and join Lavern Chance's birthday ride.
Is she ready to once again feel the wind in her hair?
"Maybe we'll get to 3 or 4 mph," she said with a gentle smile.
The world's most renowned custom motorcycle manufacturer and its fearless leader return to television in Orange County Choppers, a new eight-episode series premiering on CMT later this year. With production scheduled to begin this summer, the show follows Orange County Choppers founder Paul "Senior" Teutul Sr. and his team as they reach new extremes resulting in mind-blowing bikes and state-of-the-art drama. Known for his mustache, tattooed biceps and sleeveless T-shirts, Senior has been at the helm of OCC for more than 10 years. In the '70s, he was running a steel manufacturing business when he started building motorcycles as a hobby. In 1999, he turned his passion project into a fabrication shop he called Orange Country Choppers. Today, the company that began as a side operation has become a world-famous empire.
The Sunday Post suffered, but the late Monday Post rocks, with Bikernet rants, Bad Jokes, Bad Women, Bad Cops, Bad Laws, Bad regulators, hot babes, Michigan Awareness campaign, reader comments, Jay Leno, Ace Cafe, Sailor Jerry, Paul Cavallo and Bandit on TV.
Join us at our neighbor Makai Coffee for a taste of the chilling stories in a new book series, Midnight Rider on a Graveyard Run, by moto-journalist Koz Mraz. You can park at Yellow Devil and walk to Makai, just half a block west on Broadway.
Koz's journey began with a grueling nighttime ride along America's highways, learning the life of those who live and work in the witching hour. Along the way, he discovered a deeper, darker story of disappearances and the infamous Corridor of Death. Watch our preview video below.
We're also raffling off two LS2 helmets (matte black, the midnight rider color, of course) and two Yellow Devil gift certificates! Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Makai Coffee, 2769 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, CA 90803