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June 15, 2006 Part 4

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PARADISE BIKEFEST&BIKE BUILD-OFF-- Join Pasha Hawaii, Budweiser, Pacific Rim Cycle, BMC Choppers, South Seas Harley-Davidson, Cycle City, Domenico's, Mikey's Speed Shop, Carr's Insurance Agency, Big Fat Tatts, Rosa's Ice Tee, and Island Tattoo on Sunday, July 2nd at Kapaiolani Community College for Hawaii's biggest motorcycle rally ever.

Beginning with a press conference at 3:00pm on Friday, June 30th, at Honolulu's Hard Rock Cafe motorcycle enthusiasts and fans of Discovery Channel's "Great Biker Build-Off" series will join "The Big Schwag" from Discovery Channel's Monster Garage, and Internationally celebrated motorcycle builders such as, Big Mike of BMC Choppers, the legendary Sugar Bear, Shannon Aikau of Count's Kustoms, Puerto Rico's Jose De Miguel of Caribbean Custom Cycles, and Shannon Aikau of Las Vegas' Count's Kustoms.

The Paradise Bikefest & Bike Build-Off will be held on Sunday, July 2nd, at Kapiolani Community College (KCC).

Sunday's rally will begin with a memorial ride paying tribute to Jimmy Aikau (father of custom builder Shannon Aikau and cousin of legendary surfer Eddie Aikau), and custom builder phenomenon Johnny Chop who passed away earlier this year.

Beginning at 9:00am at Cycle City Harley-Davidson (600 Puuloa Rd), motorcyclists will ride to Waimea Bay for a short ceremony paying respect to two of the motorcycle cultures greatest motorcycle builders.

There will be no charge for the ride, but those wishing to enter the festivities at KCC will be required to pay an entry fee of $15.00 ($10.00 advance) at the end of the ride.

Once inside KCC, spectators and participants will be treated to Hawaii's biggest motorcycle event ever! Along with some of the World's top motorcycle builders and their bikes made famous on television and numerous motorcycle magazines, visitors to this year's event will actively engage in the festivities by voting on the build-off bikes from Oahu's own Nui Kauhane of Grumpy's Customs and Noah O'Geen of Maui's Hot Rod Alley.

These two builders have had just eight weeks to build their versions of the "Hawaii's coolest" bike. Nui's reputation as one of the top builders of the "Local Boy" style will be on the line when he takes on Noah O'Geen. One of Hawaii's best up and coming motorcycle craftsmen, O'Geen's creations has been featured on the cover of Hawaiian Chopper Magazine.

In addition to the featured bike build-off, a "ride-in" motorcycle contest offers local builders, owners, and businesses the opportunity to enter their bikes into the various categories offered for a chance to take home specially made, one-of-a-kind trophies, as well as other prizes to be announced.

Categories for the ride in show are, vintage (1936 & below), classic (1937-1965), shovelhead era (1966-1983), EVO era (1984-present), Custom Class (modified), Radical Custom Class (heavily modified), Rat Bike Class, Custom Metric Class, Street Bike Class, and Trailer Queen Class (bikes trailored into the event).

A bikini contest featuring some of Hawaii's most beautiful women will be held on the main stage, with cash prizes being given to the top three. A registration party will be held at Panama Hatties (above Dixie Grill in Aiea) on Thursday, 29 June (7-10pm). In addition to registration party, Sensually Yours will put on a lingerie show, which is open to the public, and Bo Irvine's Sharky's Comedy Club will have great stand up comedy being performed.

For more information on the schedule of event, or how to register for one of the events, visit, or call 808-780-2998.


NEW WIDE REAR TIRE KIT FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON V-ROD-- MILWAUKEE (May 29, 2006) - The new V-Rod Wide Rear Tire Kit ($3,495.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories gives many 2005-06 Harley-Davidson VRSC V-Rod models the same menacing, full-fender look first offered on the 2006 Screamin' Eagle V-Rod model. The kit includes a Dunlop D419 240R/18 rear tire to replace the standard Dunlop 180/55ZR18 74W tire, plus an 18-inch Reactor five-spoke custom rear wheel and matching Reactor sprocket, a chrome wide-tire swingarm, a chrome sprocket compensator bowl, chrome upper and lower belt guards, 38mm-stroke shock absorbers, and a primed rear fender.

No frame or powertrain alterations are required for installation. Rear fender color-matched painting service may be arranged through the Harley-Davidson Spectrum Paint Program. Add a matching Reactor 19-inch front wheel (sold separately) for a complete custom conversion.

A V-Rod Wide Rear Tire Kit is available to fit 2006 VRSCA and VRSCD models (P/N 43687-06), and 2005 VRSCA and VRSCB models (P/N 43820-05). A new Fender Base Plate Kit (P/N 51098-06, $129.95) fits the wider fender and provides the attachment point for upright and luggage rack options. See dealer for ordering and fitment details.

For additional information on Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories, see your local Harley-Davidson dealer or visit the Harley-Davidson Web site at www.harley-davidson.com. To find a dealer near you, call toll free 1-800-443-2153 in the U.S.A. or Canada.


NEW ARRIVALS EXPAND STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM COLLECTION-- June 2006 - - The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is revving up for the summer season with the arrival of seven incredible new motorcycles on loan from Kenny Price, owner of Samson Motorcycle Products, as well as a new exhibit.


The Museum has just opened its newest exhibit entitled the British Invasion, showcasing giants such as Triumph, BSA and Norton. "Late last year Kenny Price loaned us two bikes rarely seen in this country, a 1928 Calthorpe and a 1926 Levis. That led me to think we should build an exhibit around the profound impact British bikes have had on motorcycling history," states Executive Director Pepper Massey-Swan. "We've just received two more prime examples from Price, a 1949 HRD with an immaculate Garrard sidecar and a Matchless with an unusual two person, tandem sidecar."


In addition to the new British bikes, Kenny Price has loaned a prewar BMW, a 1947 Indian with sidecar, a 1923 Indian Chief (introduction of the 1200cc Big Chief), a 1927 Indian Scout (introduction of the 750cc 45ci Scout), and an exceptional 1918 Indian model O.

"I've settled on so many Indian motorcycles because they are significant not only to motorcycling in general, but more specifically to the history of Sturgis," said Massey-Swan. Pappy Hoel, founder of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Races, sold Indian motorcycles from 1936 until 1953, much of that time at his shop on Lazelle Street. He was very successful at making the brand a household name in Sturgis and the surrounding area, even earning top dealer in the nation in 1947.


GEORGE'S TC88 SPECIALTY TOOLS-- This latest selection of H-D dedicated specialty tools from GEORGE'S GARAGE were developed specifically to make wrenching on TC88 engines smooth and hassle free. A must for both professional and amateur mechanics these finely crafted tools feature the materials friendly to the tools application and hands on testing for precise function. Pictured here clockwise starting from top left are: TC88 Camshaft Remover and Installer ($102.95), TC88 Cam-Crank Gear Locker ($30.95), and Cam Chain Tension Unloader ($28.95). The Cam Remover/Installer allows you to remove and install front and rear cams.

At the same time it aligns the cams for a smooth press in and out of the support plate. Made of Delron to eliminate any chance of damage to gears George's TC88 Cam-Crank Gear Locker secures the gears in place while removing or installing the nut.

Made of hardened steel and anodized black the Cam Chain Tension Unloader allows you to quickly and simply relax tension on the chain and then hold the assembly in that position by inserting the supplied pins from the front and rear.

For complete details call 909-843-7043. On the Web at www.georges-garage.com.


BOB MUSSO APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF DEALER DEVELOPMENT AND MOTORCYCLE SALES AT PRO-ONE-- Strategically timed to coincide with the introduction of their exclusive line of OEM custom motorcycles, PRO-ONE is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Musso as Director of Dealer Development and Motorcycle Sales.

Having spent the last two decades involved in virtually every aspect of the industry, from enthusiast and builder to manufacturer, shop owner, and most recently Director of Product Development and Marketing strategist, Musso possesses all the credentials PRO-ONE could ask for in an individual filling such a specialized and complex position.

Initially Musso will be cultivating a select number of highly qualified dealers throughout the U.S. Once established this network of PRO-ONE dealers will provide enthusiasts with easy access to all the latest models and customers with the high level of service and satisfaction PRO-ONE has built its reputation on.

Additionally, Musso will provide new dealers with flooring assistance, guidelines for service and sales integrity and insight into financing OEM customs.

Musso's thorough understanding and involvement in both the OEM and aftermarket is certain to provide PRO-ONE with smooth sailing as they expand their OEM Custom Motorcycle manufacturing and sales efforts world wide.

Potential dealers should contact Bob Musso direct on the PRO ONE DEALER DEVELOPMENT LINE at 1-800-605-9935 or



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DEAL OF THE WEEK, FAMOUS SHRUNKEN FXR FOR SALE--That's right the famous Bikernet Shrunken FXR, designed for the smaller rider is FOR SALE.

This bike was specifically designed for the smaller rider. It's a rare, Bandit built, one-off custom motorcycle-all new. Only $28,000 obo, (310) 830-0630,


BIKERNET JIMS TOOL OF THE WEEK-- No. 995 - Use on all 2006 to present Dyna Engines. Use this tool to "break" the case sealant by pushing apart both case halves. Bolt (with supplied hardware) this tool to the primary mounting holes, hand thread-in pushing screw (do not use impact tools). Flywheels will be pushed from the left case.

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Indian scout

ANOTHER DEADLINE DOWN--I hit the news way too early and I'm slammed, but it's a fantastic day outside and I just timed and tuned my '48 Pan. But first, above is a shot of an Indian Scout shooting for a record at El Mirage recently. He's running in the same class (except open) that I'm running our Bonne Belle, 45 H-D Flathead at Bonneville in September. It's going to be a happening event.

pan carb

Back to the Pan. It's been running rough for a while, since the airing of the Steel Dreams Show. Just before taping we tore into the Mikuni carbs. They'd been sitting around too long and I needed a fuel filter.

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Since the Bonneville bikes are out to Foremost Powder Coating, in Gardena, I've had a few moments to tinker. I pulled the distributor and installed an auto-advance unit. I carefully static timed the beast, then tore into the carbs again. One accelerator pump was clogged. I adjusted the valves and she's running better than ever. I even replaced my modified muffler with a complete retro Paughco job.

Dressed final

I believe that's all I know. Even more coffee won't help. You're not going to believe this shit. I'm going to launch an article on winter riding apparel. I know, it's the goddamn summer, except in Australia. That's where the article originated.

Next, I'm trying like hell to launch new chapters of my second Chance Hogan book. Check 'em in the Cantina. By tonight I hope to have four chapters up and sizzling. Enjoy. More Bonneville Techs this weekend.

There's a soft ending for ya.

Ride Forever,


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hello, I would like to wish you a good year, I cheche a flat base No. :51098-06 new or user, thank you.Fit VRSCSE2 2006.


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Friday, January 6, 2012

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