From the personal depths of new motorcyclist Stacy L. Bettison comes the incredible story of how and why she attended the Sturgis 2016 motorcycle rally solo. Typically, we don’t share posts word for word by someone else, but today we’re breaking that rule to share Stacy’s story with you, because it is just something you need to see. She originally shared this story with the Star Tribune, in Minnesota, and we’re hoping that through us, this story reaches farther and wider than just in Minnesota. Read the incredible story below.
As motorcycle enthusiasts, even we have to ask questions and take advice on what products and brands will serve us best in our needs as riders and motorcycle owners. How do you know which Harley Davidson is the right Harley Davidson for you? Every motorcycle will handle different, ride different, and respond differently to each and every individual rider, and it is so important to know what will make your ride the most efficient and comfortable for you.
A smooth ride is one of the most important parts of having a motorcycle, and there’s no better way to ensure smooth roads ahead than to maintain the condition of your motorcycle’s wheel bearings. The wheel bearings are an integral part of what keeps your motorcycle in top shape, which is why today, we’re sharing a how to on checking those pesky little wheel bearings.
It is summer, and summer is definitely the season for travel. Admit it, you’ve always wanted to jump on the Harley and just go wherever the road may lead you, and that idea is very possible, especially with the 5 tips we’re about to give you to create the ultimate motorcycle road trip. It’ll be the time of your life, if you do it right.
This past weekend, the scariest thing ever happened in a suburb of Chicago, and it’s seriously what nightmares are made of for motorcyclists. On a neighborhood road, it was the classic case of a motorcycle group versus a pick up truck, and the footage will make you squirm. The driver of the pick up showed no care whatsoever to the safety of the motorcyclists, and within the video, that is more than obvious.
Kiara Rodriguez is one high school student that will never, ever forget her Prom night last May- and it’s not because she had the most beautiful dress or the most handsome date – it’s because one motorcycle club out of Connecticut made it possible for her dad to see her off to Prom. Tito Rodriguez, Kiara’s dad, suffered a major motorcycle crash just two weeks before her Prom night, and was in the hospital, unable to see her go to prom. That is, until Law Dogs Motorcycle Club stepped in.
This September, The Discovery Channel’s Harley and the Davidsons miniseries will tell the story behind the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company like it’s never been told before.
Continue reading “Harley-Davidson Miniseries to Air on Discovery”
In this day and age, it’s fairly obvious to see that the media representation of police officers is sad, at best. We hear all sorts of horrible stories in regards to police officers and what happens in public while they’re on duty, and sometimes we just need the solid reminder that police officers are people too, who get up in the morning, put their uniforms on, and go to work just like the rest of us. That message was recently sent loud and clear when 575 motorcycles took off in Baton Rouge, LA to honor police officers who have met the end of their watch.
We’ve discovered a new type of motorcycle today – the one-wheeled motorcycle – and it’s proper name is the Ryno. With the Ryno, riders aren’t stuck cruising the motorcycle lane, or limited to valuable street space. Riders can take it anywhere – so Ryno Motors, the company who makes it, boasts – on the sidewalk, in the grass, or anywhere people can generally walk. It’s meant to be versatile, convenient, and lead the way for transitional vehicles.
You Might Be A Yuppie Biker If…
You drink cappuccino instead of beer.
You can’t figure out why the battery on your new bike won’t stay charged.
Your trailer has more miles on it than your bike.
Your leathers still have creases. Continue reading “You Might Be A Yuppie Biker If…”
A newbie biker finds himself at a local Harley-Davidson Dealership. This video clip will give you a good belly laugh! Continue reading ““Bad Boy” Brad Gets A Brand New Harley”
The road can be an extremely hazardous place for a biker, especially with more people texting and driving on the road. As a biker you’ve got to stay fully aware and know the rules of the road. We’ve learned a few things from this old video clip from a rider who’s fed up with drivers talking on their cell phones. Continue reading “Biker Is Fed Up With Drivers Talking On Their Cell Phones”
We’ve managed to dig up “Not So Easy – A Motorcycle Safety Film“; an old-school motorcycle safety video done up in 1973 by Evel Knievel and Peter Fonda, and while the tips may not apply to modern day motorcycles and their riders, it’s definitely an interesting piece of history to witness.
If you’re thinking about buying a used motorcycle, there are several things you’ll want to check before making the big purchase.
Continue reading “How to Buy a Used Motorcycle”
#MannMonday meets #MusicMonday with this awesome slideshow of motorcycle artist David Mann’s best work set to the tune of One Last Ride by Molly Hatchet.
Sticking true to the theme of Independence Day, we’ve decided to seek out the most patriotic motorcycles we can find. To say we’re surprised or impressed is a vast understatement. We managed to find some of the most beautifully custom painted patriotic motorcycles in America, and we’re so excited to be sharing them with you on this July 4th! It’s truly amazing what motorcycle owners have done to make their bikes all-American.
We’ve found a super helpful video on how to paint your motorcycle with the American flag and an eagle. It one of the most classic looks for a motorcycle, and we know you all love a custom paint job. CBGraphics is taking us through a tutorial today, on how to make your motorcycle all American!
Any motorcycle owner knows that losing your motorcycle is the most devastating thing that could ever happen to you. A man and his bike are one in the same, and when a motorcycle goes missing, its rider loses a piece of himself along with it. This story we have for you today isn’t quite what you’d expect, and the ending is totally worth it all.
What is life without humor? Dull and boring, am I right? That’s why today, we have five of the funniest motorcycle jokes to share with you, and by the end of this, if you’re not laughing, then well, we’ll just have to go hunting for more motorcycle jokes! Get whatever you need ready now – tissues, water, a place where your neighbors won’t look at you – and get ready to bust out laughing!
If you didn’t see this happen with your own two eyes, you wouldn’t believe it actually happened. Seriously, this is the kind of stuff that’ll give you nightmares. They say that you never know what is around every corner, but honestly you don’t even know what it straight ahead sometimes. For example, this motorcyclist, that was cruising along the roadway, when…..
I can’t stop smiling after watching this video!
This veteran biker, at the ripe young age of 85, may very well have better dance moves than you! Deloy, the veteran, not only has some pretty fantastic dance moves, but he has quite the infectious spirit and energy to boot. He’s been through alot in all of his years, but he brings nothing but positivity and happiness everywhere he goes. Deloy has such a contagious personality, you’ll have to watch the video to believe it.
You didn’t read that wrong – we have a survival story in store for you today, and it’s a bit different than you’d expect – it’s about how a Harley Davidson Motorcycle survived during a tsunami in Japan. No joke. This Harley has been through quite a bit more than most Harleys go through, and the story behind its life is pretty incredible.
This one is admittedly really close to my heart. It happened in my hometown; a drunk driver crashed into a motorcyclist, killing him instantly. William Nash JR was travelling on Susquehanna Street in downtown Binghamton, NY on Sunday June 26, 2016, when his life was taken because another man decided to drive drunk. We hear of these stories all of the time, which we shouldn’t, because it should never happen – especially in your hometown. Friends and family of William Nash held a candlelight vigil to honor his memory.
Here’s a super clean Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe. This video was uploaded by American Motorcycle Trading Co. This Harley is no longer is stock, but it sure is a classic beauty. It’s got some nice sounding Samson exhaust pipes, gorgeous shimmering classic olive paint, white walls, and spoke wheels. Continue reading “Classic Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe”
This darling photo of a newborn baby girl swaddled in a pink blanket, being held by her father’s motorcycle gloves, will absolutely melt your heart, but the story behind it will absolutely break your heart. Aubrey, the baby girl, lost her father, Hector Ferrer-Alvarez, in a tragic shooting a month before she was born. Her family wanted him and his memory to live on in this heartbreaking photo.
Second Chance Motorcycle Club out of Iowa is not quite like the other motorcycle clubs we’ve come to know. They’re the oldest sober motorcycle club known – and they’re making efforts within their community to host alcohol and drug free events for residents to participate in. The Second Chance MC consists of roughly 17 members, who have 2 things in common – they love motorcycles, and have struggled with addiction in the past.
Every day we hear horror stories of drivers cutting bikers off in traffic. The roads are the most dangerous for those travelling on two wheels instead of four, and why? Because drivers behind the steering wheel of a car do not see them, plain and simple. The woman in today’s video sets an example of herself, when she decides to prove exactly why drivers don’t notice bikers on the road. He revvs his bike to get her attention, then he totally lets loose on her!
Oh yeah, you read that right. There’s a cat named Garfield- who is the coolest biker cat we’ve ever seen – and he just loves to go on motorcycle rides. He’s even fully equipped, with his leash that keeps him safely on the handlebars and attached to his master, and goggles that protect his eyes from wind and debris while riding. He calmly sits atop the bike, just enjoying every minute he has while out on the motorcycle.
The video we have today is going to be especially helpful for those who own the heavier motorcycles on the market. It’s happened to the best of bikers; one minute your bike is up and standing proud, and the next, it’s helplessly laying on it side waiting to be rescued and returned to its normal resting state. Sometimes, you’ll lose control of it while riding, sometimes it’ll get knocked over by others not paying attention, crap happens.
We really love stores such as this one! When it comes to the open roads, truckers and bikers have similar experiences. Traffic tends to ignore them – cut them off, not care that they’re right there, on the road, with the same objective as everyone else – to get to their destination safely. Knowing that, the trucker we have in the video today steps up to the plate, and helps a lady on a motorcycle navigate through some pretty fierce traffic.
Do loud pipes save lives? It’s a never-ending argument with those who don’t have a clue. Some argue that loud pipes are “obnoxious” and a “nuisance” for neighborhoods. Riders argue that loud pipes play a major role in motorcycle safety. Their viewpoint is simple, thundering pipes are hard to not hear, they alert motorists that a motorcycle is present, which ultimately slims the possibility of an accident. Continue reading “Do Loud Pipes Save Lives? Veteran Biker Sums It Up Pefectly”
This week’s #MusicMonday pick is an oldie but goodie from blues rock band Canned Heat.
Canned Heat rose to fame with hits such as “On the Road Again” (1968), “Let’s Work Together” (1970), and “Going Up the Country” (1969), with the latter becoming the unofficial anthem for the Woodstock music festival.
Continue reading “Music Monday: Harley Davidson Blues by Canned Heat”
It’s grilling season and we’re celebrating the first day of summer with awesome BBQ country-style ribs. This “Jacks Ribs” recipe from the BBQ Pit Boys is perfect for your summer time get together. Pair it up with some southern-style baked beans or these Bacon Onion Rings and you’re ready to roll! This recipe video has had over 1.1 million views on YouTube, so you know, it’s gotta be good. Continue reading “Simple & Tender BBQ Country-Style Pork Ribs”
When it comes to custom motorcycle airbrushing, Pamela Shanteau is one of the best in the business.
Continue reading “Meet the Godmother of Motorcycle Airbrushing, Pamela Shanteau”
Brandilyn Spiva of Independence, MO is living a wife’s worst nightmare. She was set to wed her fiancee, 31 year old Gabriel Spiva, when a tragic motorcycle crash took his life just hours before their wedding. That Friday night, Gabriel celebrated with friends and family at his bachelor party, and early on Saturday, mere hours before he was to say his I do’s, he lost his life in the tragic accident.
We only wish we were nearly as cool as this Biker toddler – this folks is a glimpse at the next generation of bikers. He’s got a badass chopper motorcycle and the coolest motorcycle gear with his little skull mask, his Harley Davidson do-rag, his little helmet, and his little biker jeans! He’s the cutest little biker ever!
A few months ago I stumbled across this short poem or prayer (if you want to call it that). I loved it such much, I printed it out and taped it up on the wall of my garage. It’s kind of turned into a tradition to read and recite it before my wife and I hit the road. I’ve posted the poem below. Continue reading ““Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly” Poem”
Bruce Heilman is a 89 year old Marine Veteran who refuses to give up his freedom to ride. Heilman is a World War II Veteran Marine who fought in The Battle of Okinawa and also survived a plane crash on Iwo Jima. Continue reading “89 Year Old Veteran Biker Rides To Honor Fallen Military Heroes”
You know what they say about kids – start ’em young. This little boy has definitely got that down, as you’ll see in the video below. He is the cutest, taking off for a bike ride with his bigger biker guys, looking up to them as if he can see his future. It is absolutely the cutest thing you’ll see all day! We can’t believe how adorable he is on his little bike, with his little helmet, and his little green shoes.
A Fed-Ex box is no way for a Marine’s remains to go home to his family. Thankfully the Patriot Guard Riders – an Honor Guard motorcycle organization based in the United States – saw to it that that a certain Marine, Staff Sergeant Jonathan Turner, didn’t have to return home that way. They stepped up to the plate to give him a proper journey home, and the story will absolutely warm your heart.
We don’t know about you, but we can’t get enough of the heartwarming stories that keep coming from our amazing motorcycle clubs across the nation. This time, we get to tell you the story of how The Punishers Motorcycle Club in Toledo, OH, set their every day duties aside to escort a 7 year old girl to school because she was being bullied by her classmates. Audrianna, the 7 year old girl, was having a hard time at school, according to her mom.
It’s what nightmares are made of – two Bikers from Nashville TN, rescue a woman in distress and prevent her car from going up in flames, saving her life. Apparently, while driving, the young Nashville woman thought she’d run over some garbage – no big deal right? But she was incredibly wrong, and two bikers who had been riding along behind the very unaware and unalarmed driver stopped her at the very next stop.
Ever wondered what the difference is between having a normal friend vs. a biker friend? Here’s a little break down of the extreme differences. Scroll through to the bottom and leave a comment letting us know what else should be added to the list.
A shocking video was released on Memorial Day of a reckless driver running over a motorcycle on US 41 and County Line Road in Pasco County Florida. You can watch cell phone video containing the footage taken on Monday around 5:35 pm below. Continue reading “Shocking Video Of Motorcycle Hit & Run of Navy Veteran Biker In Florida On Memorial Day”
Donald Trump spent Memorial Day weekend at the Rolling Thunder “Freedom Ride” 29th annual demonstration in Washington D.C. Continue reading “Trump Speaks At Rolling Thunder “Freedom Ride” On Memorial Day”
You don’t stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding. Charlie Zawalich is a 100-year-old biker who’s still revving his Harley-Davidson engine daily. Check out the video interview with him below to hear his inspiring story of his passion for motorcycles. Continue reading “100-Year-Old Biker Still Alive and Kickin’ It On His Harley”
One-Eyed Jack’s Saloon is the biggest bar located on Main Street in downtown Sturgis, South Dakota. It’s three stories tall and takes up an entire block, making it a must-go destination for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attendees. While it’s massive size is enough to blow you away, what they most known for is their incredibly beautiful and talented bartenders who aren’t afraid of putting on a wild show. Continue reading “The Ladies of One-Eyed Jack’s Saloon in Sturgis”
If you’ve been to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the last decade, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Charlie Brechtel. Known to his fans a “Good Time Charlie,” he performs nightly on his own stage during the Sturgis Rally.
Continue reading “Music Monday: Charlie Brechtel Band Live at Sturgis Buffalo Chip”
Got a motorcycle riding dad or grandpa? Forget the ribbons and bows this Father’s day, give him something that screams “bad ass” . We’ve gathered some awesome gift ideas that your biker dad or grandpa feel like the king of the road. Click here to check out the entire Father’s Day Collection. Continue reading “Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Badass Biker Dad & Grandpa”
A wounded veteran biker gets back on the road again on his new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.