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  • Why men are rarely published in Dear Abby

    05/04/2017 7:33:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    internets ^ | 4-1-17 | unknown
    Dear Abby, I’ve never written to you before, but I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I’ve suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs; phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with the girls a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, “Just some friends from work, you don’t know them.” I once picked her cell phone up just to see what time it was and she went berserk and screamed that I...
  • Motorcycle rider beheaded in San Bernardino freak accident

    04/13/2017 8:39:02 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/13/2017 | Fosnews
    A motorcycle rider has been decapitated in a freak accident in San Bernardino. Authorities say 27-year-old Fabian Zepeda was killed Tuesday morning when he drove into a wire stretched across a road from a snapped utility pole.
  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Unveiled

    03/10/2017 3:25:55 AM PST · by BraveMan · 102 replies
    Ultimate MotorCycling ^ | March 9, 2017 | Ron Lieback
    The mid-weight naked motorcycle craze is alive and strong in America. Yamaha has its FZ-07. Kawasaki its Z650. Others have updated previous mid-weights due to this craze, such as Ducati with its Monster 797 and Triumph its Street Triple 675. Harley-Davidson wants a bigger piece of this market. It’s answer? The 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod, which is the third member of the Street family that includes the base 750 and 500. This Street Rod offers more aggressive styling, and claimed improved handling over the Street 750. The engine’s design was borrowed from XG750 flat track platform, and makes a claimed...
  • Honda's Newest Motorcycle Technology Won't Tip Over At Low Speeds

    02/14/2017 4:07:41 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    PowerNation ^ | 14 Feb 2017
    Honda's latest motorcycle technology, Honda Riding Assists, helps to prevent the bike from falling over at low speeds. A drive by wire system operates the front steering fork, which also extends out at low speeds to alter the bike's trail length. By electronically turning the front wheel left or right, the bike maintains its upright balance.
  • TV TONIGHT: Harley and the Davidsons Miniseries (to all motorcycle Freepers)

    09/05/2016 5:39:06 PM PDT · by max americana · 15 replies
    indie wire ^ | max americana
    It’s no accident that Discovery Channel premieres its original “Harley and the Davidsons” miniseries on Labor Day. The three-part series turns back the clock to reveal how the creation of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was a true labor of love by three men from blue-collar immigrant families, who championed labor rights. They were even inducted posthumously in 2004 into the Labor Hall of Fame for their company’s accomplishments and ongoing contributions to the workforce. Despite being one of the most iconic American brands, however, the Harley-Davidson story is not widely known.
  • Motorcyclist crushed trying to stop killer truck

    07/15/2016 7:56:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.france24.com ^ | 15 July 2016 - 14H05 | Richard Gutjahr
    BERLIN (AFP) - A German journalist who witnessed the Nice attack said he saw a motorcyclist chase the killer truck and try to enter the cabin but fall and end up under the wheels. "I stood on the balcony, right on the Promenade des Anglais, and saw how people celebrated there, and how suddenly a truck drove through the crowd," Richard Gutjahr, 42, who shot smartphone video footage of the bloody Bastille Day rampage, told AFP on Friday. "Surprisingly, he drove very slowly, not fast, he drove slowly and he was chased by a motorcyclist," recounted Gutjahr by telephone. "The...
  • Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker debuts

    05/30/2016 4:59:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    The Villiage SunTimes ^ | 5-31-2016 | Hubert Green
    What many may not realise is Harley-Davidson, the purveyor of chrome-laden, laid-back cruisers, also has a very serious racing heritage. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. Vance & Hines also is the partner for the factory...
  • (FR Motorcycle Hooligan vanity) Honda F6B or Indian Chieftain?

    12/05/2015 2:03:45 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 82 replies
    12/5/15 | Marty
    Alright, you Freeper Motorcycle Hooligans: Marty is tentatively in the market for a new bike. Current contenders are the Honda Gold Wing F6B vs the Indian Chieftain Iā€™d like to hear anyoneā€™s experiences with either of the above 2 bikes ā€” or with any other large dual-bag cruiser Hereā€™s what Iā€¯m thinking: HONDA F6b: PLUSSES: 1800cc 6-cylinder boxer engine, liquid-cooled, known for great balance of torque vs high-end and for longevity Shaft drive Slightly lower asking price than the Chieftain Modern electronic features Great Honda fit & finish, engineering MINUSES: Does not have old-school look nor much chrome INDIAN CHIEFTAIN:...
  • Funky, Folding Portable 'Suitcase' Motorcycles:

    10/24/2015 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 October 2015 | reaganite Republican
    I find most all vehicles interesting somehow -historically, artistically, or the technology- but was always more of a 'car guy' than into bikes. I've ridden a little but never actually owned a street bike of any sort. So forgive me if I'm out-of-it but I never even heard of the 1981-83 'Honda Motocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net.  Seems to have quite a following, and the dandy lil' 50cc scooter-ish thing was meant to be ordered along with new cars (in Japan) too, where it could be purchased as an option- it fit neatly...
  • Driver Who Swerved and Hit a Motorcycle: ‘I Don’t Care’

    10/20/2015 9:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 95 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A dramatic motorcycle crash that left two injured was caught on video by another motorcyclist’s helmet camera. Saturday afternoon, Eric Sanders and his friend were riding their motorcycles down a Granbury, Texas road when a car suddenly swerved and clipped his motorcycle, throwing Sanders and his girlfriend off the bike. “I’ve got a gouge in my elbow that is bone-deep,” Sanders told WFAA. Video posted to Facebook shows Sanders’ friend confront the driver of the car. “What were you doing? You hit them,” you can hear the friend say. “I don’t care,” the driver of the car says. The man...
  • Motoped Survival Bike Looks Like a Million Bucks

    10/12/2015 8:47:34 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    Autoevolution ^ | 4/9/15 | FLORIN TIBU
    The Motoped Black Ops is a shameless, shallow grab for attention that has 100 percent done its job on me. A zombie hunting moped? Seriously? But the product behind it is actually pretty sweet. A highly customizable moped with a 500-mile (805 km) range, 200 mpg (1.2 L/100km) efficiency and heavy-duty engineering. It easily converts to an ultralight dirtbike if you swap the 49cc stock engine for something larger, and its long travel suspension should make it pretty capable on dirt tracks.
  • At Auction | 1920s Brough Superiors (the "Rolls-Royce of motorcycles")

    10/10/2015 4:17:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 10/8/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    At Auction | 1920s Brough Superiors Oct 8th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Motorcycles | by Jared Paul Stern “It is a miracle that all this docile strength waits behind one tiny lever for the pleasure of my hand,” T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) wrote of his Brough Superior in the 1920s. Built by hand in Nottingham, England from 1919–1940, the “Rolls-Royce of motorcycles” became an instant legend thanks to the likes of Lawrence, who owned eight of them. Extremely fast, exclusive and expensive, no two of the custom-built bikes were exactly alike. At its Stafford, UK sale...
  • Exclusive: Ex-Harley-Davidson execs look to build Royal Enfield brand from Milwaukee

    09/01/2015 11:26:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies
    Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Olivia Barrow
    With less than 1,000 motorcycles sold in the U.S. last year, the Royal Enfield brand has a somewhat underground presence. But the newly hired Milwaukee team — equipped with years of experience at Harley-Davidson Inc. — plans to change that. Royal Enfield last month announced it has set up a North American headquarters for distribution and sales in Milwaukee, with Rod Copes, former head of global sales and customer service for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG), at the helm as president. Copes' team set aggressive distribution goals for the end of 2016, looking to serve the middleweight motorcycle market as...
  • MN firm reveals 110mph electric motorcycle – and will beat Harley to market

    07/31/2015 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Adam Uren
    (Photo: Victory Motorcycles, website) A Minnesota company appears to have beaten Harley-Davidson to the punch by unveiling its first electric street motorcycle. Medina-based Polaris Industries, makers of Indian and Victory motorcycles, has this week revealed its “Empulse TT” high-performance sport bike, which runs without gas and has a top speed of 110mph. The Pioneer Press reports that with the Empulse appearing in Victory dealerships by the end of the year, Polaris has secured a key advantage over competitors Harley, whose Project LiveWire motorcycle won’t be brought to market until battery technology has improved enough to allow for longer driving distances....
  • What the Parts Man Sees (some motorcycle-buying considerations)

    07/12/2015 10:16:56 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 48 replies
    City Bike ^ | May 2015 | Maynard Hershon
    I saw my buddy Al in a café, having lunch alone and sat down with him. He sells clothing and accessories in a multi-line (Triumph and Italian) motorcycle shop. You pass by him and are greeted by him on your way to the showroom or service department. He mentioned to me long ago that you could tell what a person rides when you see him walk in the door. Is that true? “Oh, yes,” he said. “You can tell. “A Moto-Guzzi customer is older, gray hair, heavier-set, rides by himself, comes in alone. Guzzi riders are different from riders of...
  • Brazil Motorcycle Cop Shoots two (video)

    06/28/2015 9:05:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this video that is said to be from Brazil, a motorcycle officer is involved in a chase after two people on another motorcycle.   The passenger on the motorcycle being chased throws a spare helmet at the pursuing officer.  We do not know the backstory, but the motorcycle being chased crashes into a pole, perhaps a power pole.  The officer is able to slow down, stops his bike feet from the crashed cyclists, draws a pistol, and opens fire on them.  He appears to shoot at least four times. It is difficult to shoot from a motorcycle if you...
  • Motorcycle Camera Mount question (vanity)

    04/23/2015 10:51:50 AM PDT · by zeugma · 27 replies
    Self ^ | 04/23/15 | Zeugma
    Hi y'all, I figured I'd post this here, because of the wealth of freeper knowledge out there. I figure someone will have some input. I bought a used Gold Wing some time ago. It came with the two mounts shown below (the chapstick is for scale). I've done some searching, for the kind of mount you'd attach to these so you could attach a camera, but I must be using the wrong terminology or something, as I've been unable to really find anything that is appropriate. Does anyone out there have any recommendations. I have a small video camera, and...
  • Revenge at the fuel pump

    12/21/2014 10:42:52 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    That was hilarious!
  • ESS Crossbow Suppressor 2X Review (Ballistic Sunglasses), Shooting and Motorcycles

    12/01/2014 1:33:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I do not write reviews, generally.  It has to be a product that I am going to use.  I needed a good set of sunglasses for shooting and motorcycle riding. I came across the ESS display at the 2014 Shot Show.  They had several of their products that had withstood being hit with number 6 shot at 10 yards.  This is a standard test required for them to be issued as military gear.   These dimples on the glasses are from number six shot.  It did not penetrate.  ESS calls their products eyeshields, and that is a better description...
  • Cop gives up trying to pull over bully bikers

    10/24/2014 9:45:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    ny post ^ | october 23, 2014
    Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway. The confrontation earlier this month on Interstate 680 in Milpitas was filmed by one of the riders, who approaches the California Highway Patrol officer and motions for him to go away. The officer pulls ahead, and the motorcyclist waves goodbye as another rider puts a fist in the air.