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New Orleans Pt I

Posted on 16. Apr, 2015 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Fall of 2013 The freedom of warm summer months that allow easy movement throughout the continent were almost gone. As the southbound highway led onward through the slight chill of fall and to the promise of milder southern climates, I thought of my destination… A long time motorcyclist, B.B. St. […]

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Accidental Rebuild Pt II

Posted on 09. Mar, 2015 by .

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Sometimes Mickey Mouse is Best by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes It had been over a month since I’d come to stay with the girl whose trailer resided at a park in the Los Angeles suburbs. Brent, owner of Black Jack Cycles located just down the street, had allowed me to rewire my 1988 FLHT, rebuild […]

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LIMBitless Possibilities

Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 by .

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by Ursula Wachowiak It is my hope that readers were able to check out the lead-in article to the Amp’d Rider Project from the last issue. This project has given me more insight and education than I could have imagined when I first started. What was a heartfelt cause to share and enlighten others has […]

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Coolest Harley Saddlebags to Get You Going

Posted on 06. Feb, 2015 by .

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by Lisa Rose For the highest quality and most eye-catching saddlebags, Harley Davidson bags are perhaps the most recognized in the motorcycle industry. However, there are many types of bags to choose from this brand name. Making the right choice will require you to follow the guideline below. Quick Tips for Choosing the Coolest Harley […]

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Get a Leg Up on 2015…

Posted on 20. Jan, 2015 by .

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by Ursula Wachowiak For folks like me, that have stared the reaper in the face, we are often more aware and more thankful for little things, like the calendar turning a date. Some of us think, “WOW, I almost wasn’t here today.” And some of us go a step further and think, “OH YEAH, what […]

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Held, Air n Dry Gloves

Posted on 29. Dec, 2014 by .

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by Bill Kniegge www.bluestradatours.com After 37+ years of making gloves for motorcyclists; one would think they have it figured out and yes, they have for sure. Held of Germany makes what seem to be no-compromise gloves for all types of riding and all types of weather conditions. The Air n Dry Touring glove is a […]

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Glamor Quotient in Hard Saddlebags

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by .

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by Lisa Rose More and more bikers are opting for hard saddlebags to ensure safer and more durable storage and luggage components. Among all biking accessories it is perhaps the saddlebags that hold maximum importance in terms of utility. In the initial phases most buyers were looking at the basic features that would make these […]

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THE MIKUNI HRS FULL RACE CARBURETOR

Posted on 11. Dec, 2014 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes I’ve been riding evolution engines for 24 years. Although the Evo offers great reliability, it’s low compression, relatively small 80 inch displacement, does not offer the power of today’s big motors. For smaller motorcycles like Softails and Dynas it’s plenty really, but the big touring bikes are another story. For […]

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The Saga of Dale Sheppard

Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Dale Shepard died recently (November 16th). His passing was unexpected. For those unfortunate enough not to have known him, Dale was the man who owned Biker Dale’s Bike Shop in Groves Texas where I replaced Betsy’s engine only weeks ago. It was at the Galveston Motorcycle rally last weekend that […]

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ACCIDENTAL REBUILD

Posted on 02. Nov, 2014 by .

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By Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes ACCIDENTAL REBUILD Sometimes Mickey Mouse is best The girl lived in a trailer park on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles. She was “Trailer Treasure”. So it was I’d come to stay for the past two weeks. Although this was not the heart of the city, neither could it be […]

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700 Miles South of the Mexican Border Pt III

Posted on 04. Oct, 2014 by .

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by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes Morning brought warm weather and a cup of lukewarm coffee from a thermos. Our camp was hidden some distance into the desert and it was time to pull the day’s plan together. I spread the map. Like the U.S., Mexico is sectioned into states and we were now in Sinaloa—drug […]

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