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Brake a leg.

Rearbrake is working again, it was hard to find out what brake it was. Took the brakepads as a guideline and found out they were from a Kawasaki Z250 from the late 70's. Okay its a Japanese brake but so are your forks I guess. Replaced the rubbers, new oil and even bought new brakepads on the Dutch Graiglist.

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Today's feature: Born-Free 8

Our coverage for the Born Free motorcycle show is now up on the site. Relive the fun and the bikes from one of the best chopper shows around. Photos and words by Ryan Loughridge / Ryan Loughridge Media.







September 11, 2016 - Heroes Run 3

Save the date and support this great cause!



Sunday - September 11, 2016
Ride 11am
Party 2pm

Heroes Run III - ChopCult members Joe, Justin, and Rudy are at it again. They've built another bike that will be ridden home by one lucky person. This year's bike is a custom '83 Harley Ironhead Chopper. Each $25 voucher you purchase gets put in the drawing. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE DRAWING. No exceptions. You must be at least 18 years old and live in Virginia to purchase your voucher online. Please note that voucher purchases are not tax deductible. Online voucher sales will close at 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2016. You can also buy vouchers at the event. All proceeds raised will go to Connor's Heroes Foundation. Connor's Heroes® gives support and companionship to children in cancer treatment and their families.

RALLY RIDE
Show up with your cycle at Hardywood. Meetup 10am, kickstands up at 11am.

PARTY
Starts at 2p. All are welcome. Family (and dog) friendly event. Plenty of food trucks on site. Live music from  Ann Beretta and Park Sparrows.

Instagram: heroes_run

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Time is running out to enter the Painthuffer Metalflake giveaway

Trippy tank by 33 member Terrysavage

Paintwork by 33 member Bentwristcustoms

Paintwork by 33 member Bornntheusa101

Tankart by 33 member arcldvr

Enter your work of art here for the chance to win a ten pack of metalflake from Painthuffer.

The devil's in the details






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National Parks 100 year Anniversary


On August 25th 2016 the National Park Service turned 100 year old. We were fortunate enough to be just finishing up a family trip and visiting Arches National Park (about 5 miles north from Moab). Blistering hot during the day and windy rain showers at night! Perfect. 













Sturgis 50th Anniversary v. Sturgis 75th Anniversary

Last year I visited the Devils Tower National Monument and had the opportunity to notice a poster hanging next to the Ice Cream shop in the Devils Tower Trading Post. Although I didn't get a picture of it at the time, I then asked if anyone was going to Sturgis next year (2016, this year) to please take a couple shots of this poster for me. Huge thanks to Jessica @Playfulplumeria for taking these shots of that poster (even with the glare) THANK YOU!



Here's a quick observation; Sturgis in 1990 v. Sturgis 2015

The most noticeable differences?

(aside from the lack of Baggers in 1990, you might count maybe a few...)

The complete lack of corporate footprints in 1990... 

~ versus ~

The diarrhea of advertising 2015



People have different opinions on the current ever increasing ever marginalizing corporate involvement-infiltration involved in motorcycle(s) "profiteer" events/etc., but if you have any question as to my opinion, it's this:

FUCK YOUR CORPORATE SPONSORS

We didn't need them before (as is evident) and YOU really don't need them now. 

Support Grassroots

Refuse and Resist

DO IT YOURSELF

Eliminate the Corporate Agendas

Make Friends Not Fans


Here's something new from Lowbrow Customs


The Rogue Rear Fender: A Bolt-On Alternative for Harley-Davidsons



Lowbrow Customs has designed and produced a custom rear fender that will bolt in place on Harley-Davidsons spanning almost 30 years. The heavy-duty construction, quality, and ease of install makes it an instant classic on custom Panhead and Shovelhead motorcycles.



The Rogue Fender from Lowbrow Customs is a heavy-gauge, steel fender that is bolt-on fitment to 1958 - 1984 Harley-Davidson Big Twins using the included chrome plated fender struts and mounting hardware. Instead of the typical choice to run a stock rear fender or a repop stock rear fender, you can now add some custom style to your moto with ease. Whether a mild custom, chopper or race-inspired performance machine, the Rogue Fender looks right at home while standing up to the rigors of the road. People seem to feel the same way based on testimonials received from Lowbrow customers:



"Built right! The UPS man handed me a heavy box which had me thinking I ordered the wrong item. Negative!! It was the right thing. This fender is no lightweight POS fender. Very thick and substantial. For the people still dedicated to these old gems this is the perfect fender upgrade." - Packrat

"Fit and finish of the fender and brackets is top quality. There was no half way here. Quality is excellent. You definitely get what you paid for." - B. Dub

For more details or to place your order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com/rogue



Lowbrow Customs is based in Brunswick, Ohio, USA and has been at the forefront of design in custom motorcycle parts for bobbers and choppers since 2004. The Rogue Fender is just one more unique component that Lowbrow has designed and produced for the ever-popular vintage Harley-Davidson. Panhead pictured built by The Gasbox.

Darryl Starbird Museum (pt. 3/3)


More cars (on loan) inside the Darryl Starbid Museum (LINK HERE) in Afton Oklahoma. Definitely worth a visit if you're anywhere near it. Take the time and make the stop, you won't be disappointed if you're into the history of and kustom car builds. He's done a great job of filling the museum with more original photography, exhibits (wall displays), and cars then you'd find at most places guaranteed. I'd rank this right up there with the Kustom / Roth collection at Galpin Motors in Van Nuys.












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