I could answer this question readily for a big twin. I would suggest check with Zippers.--Wrench
DAYTONA BIKE WEEK BIKERNET DEAL OF THE WEEK--
Hot bobbed 1948U, For Sale $9500.
This is a 48U, fresh motor, chrome cases both engine and trans. I need to move it, deal of the week.
LETTER TO THE IRS--
I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed by April 15, but all is not lost.
I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog licence tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting licence tax, fishing licence tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and
local tax, utility tax, vehicle licence registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas tax.
When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please just treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle ... and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner, No Penalties and No Interest.
MORE GOOD NEWS FOR BIKERS FROM THE BIKERNET UNIVERSITY RESEARCH TEAM--
The scientist who invented "Brain Age," a popular mental training game for the Nintendo DS, has discovered that riding motorcycles can improve cognitive function. Ryuta Kawashima partnered with Yamaha Japan and Tohoku University to study the effects of motorcycle riding on middle-aged men, finding, "In a convenient and easy environment, the human mind and body get used to setting the hurdle low. Our final conclusion is that riding motorcycles can lead to smart ageing."
Twenty-two men in their 40s and 50s who had motorcycle licenses but had not ridden for at least a decade were used for the study. Half were made to ride a motorcycle everyday for two months, while the other half were forbidden to. The two groups were given a series of tests before and after that period. "The group that rode motorbikes posted higher marks in cognitive function tests," Kawashima said.
One test had the group attempt to remember a set of numbers in reverse order. The motorcyclists improved their scores by more than 50% after the two months while the non-riders' scores decreased marginally. The motorcyclists also reported making fewer mistakes at work and generally feeling "happier."
Because riding a motorcycle requires a high level of alertness and rapid problem solving, Kawashima found, "the driver's brain gets activated by riding motorbikes." He went on to conclude, "Mental care is a very big issue in modern society. I think we made an interesting stir here as data showed you can improve your mental condition simply by using motorbikes to commute."
WindVest Motorcycle Products Announces New Windshield for Yamaha Roadliner,
Windshield Keeps Wind and Debris off Rider While Complementing Bike?s Art Deco Look--
Campbell, Calif.?March XX, 2009
WindVest Motorcycle Products, a manufacturer of aftermarket windshields for the motorcycle and power sports industry, today announced its newest windshield for the Yamaha Roadliner. The high performing sport wind screen directs the wind out of the riders face and off their chest without without comprising the Roadliner?s art deco style.
?The Roadliner?s popularity comes from its distinctive art deco style, said Doug Dober, president of WindVest Motorcycle Products. ?Roadliner riders rarely give up styling. With our winshield, riders can have the best of both worlds, safety, comfort and the best in styling that complements their bike.?
All of WindVest?s windshields come with 60/61 precision billet machined brackets. The brackets are polished and then triple chrome plated for durability and a show-quality luster. Power coated brackets are available upon rider?s requests to further customize the windshield. WindVest?s windshields can be installed or removed in seconds.
?I have been using WindVests on my personal motorcycles for years, exclaimed Keith Ball, motorcycle journalist and publisher of Bikernet.com. ?Whether going the long haul to Sturgis or just riding around town, WindVests offer great protection from the wind and road debris and it looks great at the same time.?
LICKS LIGHTS THE WAY--
Licks pretty much drew a line in the sand when commenting ?Billet Bling Blows? and their backing it up with this extremely cooool collection of skinny scooter lighting. Unlike the overcooked heavies these units are compact, light weight and priced in a range any builder can afford. First on tap is the vintage style triangular headlight, unique nostalgia at its best. Popular back in the late 60?s early 70?s, this resurrection now features a reflector and a 60/55W halogen bulb.
On deck would be the incredibly tiny 3.5" bucket lamp that comes complete with modern day H-4 bulbs for seriously intense lighting. Either choice is cooler than anyone?s business. Out back Licks has the whole nostalgia thing covered in spades with the classic Sparto design of yesteryear; it is now available in a unique flat lens style with chrome or black finish.
If that doesn?t light your fire the hooded taillight takes cool compact lighting to a whole new level. Coming or going Licks lights the way! Call direct to 413-663-9050 and be sure to catch their complete line up at www.lickscycles.com . Dealer inquiries invited.
PPG NAMES DOMENIC BRUSCO SENIOR MANAGER, INDUSTRY RELATIONS--
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio ? March 4, 2009 ? PPG Industries announced the appointment of Domenic Brusco to senior manager, industry relations for North America Automotive Refinish effective immediately.
In this new role, Brusco will be the company?s lead liaison for industry stakeholders, including the various collision repair associations, insurance and information providers. He will work with industry leaders to identify and seek solutions to business challenges that the automotive aftermarket industry face.
Brusco joined PPG in 1988 as a refinish territory manager in Boston, Massachusetts and has held several sales and management positions of increasing responsibility, including OEM & dealer business development manager, insurance & services market manager, regional sales manager and his latest assignment as CEI insurance services director. Domenic holds a BS in business administration and computer science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Auto Body Council, Society of Collision Repair Specialists and a multi-year Gold Pin member of CIC.
Brusco and his family will continue to reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For more information about PPG Automotive Refinish, call 800-647-6050 or visit the website at www.ppgrefinish.com.
V-TWIN WINOS INVADE DAYTONA--
Vino 100 175 S. Nova Rd, Ormond Beach Fl 32174 386-225-6495 While at Daytona Bike Week - stop by for a free wine tasting of all our current releases: V-Twin Zin, Bike Week Merlot & our old vine Poker Run Zin. We'll have "V-Twin Vineyards Wine Rack" tank tops and t-shirts available! Stop by for some fun in the sun! Wine tasting on the following dates & times: FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 6-8 P.M. and SATURDAY, MARCH 7, NOON ? 9 P.M.
SUBJECT: WARNING!! BIKER CHILI--
We all love a good bowl of red, huh?
A duded-up city rider walks into a seedy tavern in Sturgis, SD.
He sits at the bar and notices a grizzled old biker with his arms
folded, staring blankly at a full bowl of chili. After fifteen minutes
of just sitting there staring at it, the newby rider bravely asks the
old biker, 'If you ain't gonna eat that, mind if I do?'
The old veteran of a thousand rides slowly turns his head toward the
young pup and says, 'Nah, you go ahead.'
Eagerly, the guy wearing the
shiny new leather fashions reaches over and slides the bowl into his
place and starts spooning it in with delight.
He gets nearly down to the bottom of the bowl and notices a dead
mouse in the chili. The sight was very shocking and he immediately
barfed up the chili back into the bowl.
The old biker quietly says, 'Yep, that's as far as I got, too.'
NIGHTSTER WHEELS FROM BLACK BIKE CUSTOM WHEELS--
For those of you who have the fantastic new Nightster, Black Bike now offers a direct bolt on black 21 inch wheel that matches the bike and really give the look of a hard core custom bike. Our front 21 inch wheel also comes with multiple spoke patterns and a greater spoke count.
For more information on what?s available for the new Nightster call Black Bike at (818) 341-2550
D&D DEALER DIRECT PROGRAM CONTINUES TO EXPAND--If you need performance exhaust, check for a dealer near you, or hit it to their web site for a growing list of all D&D Dealers.
1) Henley's Kustom Painting 1310 N Capitol Indianapolis, IN 46202-2314 317-638-6257
2) Heritage H-D 2595 Ogden Ave Lisle, IL 60532 630-420-1942
3) Slammers V Twin 201 1st st Toledo, OH 43605 419-698-1826
4) Russell's Speed Shop 230 31st St S. Birmingham, AL 35233 205-328-2119
5) Nebraska Motorcycle Parts 8415 G St Omaha, NE 68127 402-592-1780
6) Extreme Auto & Cycle 249 Greenwich Ave Stamford, CT 06902 203-324-4222
7) Binghamton Honda 120 E Service Hwy Binghamton, NY 13901 607-722-7433
8) Machine Head Cycles 174 Route 199 Red Hook, NY 12571 845-758-0088
9) Monty's Cycle Shop 751 N. Main St West Bridgewater,MA 02379 508-583-1172
10) Industry Cycles 5805 Misson Gorge Rd San Diego, CA 92120 619-280-7433
11) Caliente H-D 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 210-681-2254
12) R & L Motorcycle Sales & Service 502 43rd St E Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CA S7K0V6 306-934-8110
Check the feature on the home page and tempting Tory in the Cantina.
CANDYLAND FOR SALE, NO NOT THE GIRL--
I am ready to have you post my bike if you could, just refer it to the feature for bike info I guess. Please list it for 20k o.b. offer.
ANOTHER DAYTONA WRAP-UP--There's an interesting mystical factor to the whole motorcycling world. Riding and building bikes is a mentally free concept. It's not like anything else in the world, and only a few receive the mantra of two-wheels. But once you do, it's like a rare incurable disease. We're bikers forever, no matter what. We'll fight harder than any faction in society to keep riding and building custom bikes.
Watch for the next Factory Racer tech next week. Thanks Dick, for this illo.
The economy can crumble, the lakes can dry up, and the oceans overflow, but we'll still ride and build bikes. We can't stop, and we won't let any bastard or relationship get in the way. I spoke to a young buddy today. His wife left him with two kids and a low-paying job. Then when divorce came she turned on him like a wounded cat. He struggled to find another job, two jobs, whatever to feed his kids and survive. But what bothered him the most was their final mediation. She forced him to sell his motorcycle (a used Sportster) and give her half. That broke his heart. Here's the kicker, she's failed to pay child support two months in a row. I told him, "fuck it brother, you're next bike will kick ass. Let's get to work on it." See, nothing's going to stop him from riding.