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2014 Indian Chief Classic Build, Part 4

Paint, And a Barnett Clutch for the Ride to the Smoke Out

By Bandit with photos by the crew at American Biker
We are less than a month from Riding from Charleston, SC to the dreaded Myrtle Beach with a military escort just to party at Suck Bang and Blow, then it’s off to SmokeOut 16 in RockingChair, NC for three days of solid party action.
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Improved Braking Systems for the Custom Market

By the Wizard of Custom and Bandit with photos by Markus Cuff and the BDL team
Belt Drives Ltd. is just about synonymous with belt drives themselves and it’s been that way ever since Steve Yetzke opened the doors and incorporated the name back in 1990. The company is now one of the largest suppliers of primary and final drive belts in the aftermarket. And now they have GMA and JAMAR so they are seriously in the braking industry.
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Typhoon Twist Billet Carburetor from Carl's Speed Shop

Amazing Fuel Delivery for our Salt Torpedo

By Wrench with photos by Wrench and Carl's Crew
This article was published in Easyriders in 1995, but it’s still applicable today. At the time it covered the new Carl Morrow Typhoon billet Carburetor. Since then there has been some tweaking and Carl installed a Thunderjet on this Typhoon for the Salt Torpedo we are building with a 135-inch JIMS twin cam and a JIMS heavy-duty 5-speed transmission.
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Dyna Suspenson, Part II

Progressive Suspension meets Jeremiah's Hot Rod

By Bandit, and Sean from Progressive with photos by Wrench
This is an easy one with a myriad of considerations. It’s easy because it’s a stock bike and Jeremiah changed his mind about being cool. He’s not lowering his scooter, basically doesn’t want to mess with the stock configuration.
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Progressive Suspension Mono-Tube Cartridge Kit Installed

In Jeremiah's Hot Rod Dyna Glide

By Bandit with photos by Wrench and Sean
Jeremiah wanted to change out the rear shocks on his 2012 Dyna upgrade to some Progressive units. We were recently contacted by Progressive suspension about their Monotube front end cartridge solutions and decided to upgrade his front and rear suspension.
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The Magnificent Jessica Fife Comes to Bikernet

Artist Extraordinaire Captured by Long Beach Bikers, Rescued

By Bandit with photos by Wrench and Jessica
I was at McQuiston's shop interviewing him, while welders buzzed, grinders sparked, and cell phones rang. In the midst of metal dust upheaval stood a tall brunette bombshell painting a fine art skull and rose on the side of a chipped and scratched helmet.
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A Combination of S&S and Viola V-Twin

By Terry the Tramp, Jon, Bandit and Bruce Tessmer
An old friend, who I wrote a book about recently, Terry the Tramp, just rebuilt an Evo Engine and we made sure to incorporate some S&S products including the cylinders, the pistons, and the lower end. Plus, it was fitted with an S&S Super E carb. Recently S&S kicked off Viola V-Twin, which fits into this mix.
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Lucas MC Oil Stabilizer Hikes Performance Of All Oils, Even The Best

Especially Motorcycle Oil Used in Air-cooled Engines

By Elliot Borin with photos by the Lucas Motorcycle Team
You know it, I know it, the whole two-wheeled world knows it. Motorcycle oil takes a real beating. Nobody understands more about the kind of beating MC oil takes under any and all circumstances than the engineers at Lucas Oil.
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