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Entries from February 20th, 2008

The Freestand Motorcycle Hold Down

February 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Reviews

I overlooked this in my last post, but it’s a pretty cool idea. The Freestand strapless motorcycle tie-down system is from Ivie Racing in Memphis, TN (the dirty south is kicking some new product butt!) This pic shows the dirt bike model but they have variants that fit sport bikes and standard bikes, too. I […]

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Tools and tricks from Powersports Dealer Expo 08

February 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Reviews, Workbench

I was fortunate to be able to attend the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis (called the Indy Show because it is always in Indianapolis) this past weekend. It was a great trip. I had a good time, met some old friends, made some new ones, and learned lots of interesting stuff. I’ll be writing […]

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Dakar rally moving to South America

February 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dakar rally moving to South America · Events, Politics of Riding

Posted at ESPN.com, the Dakar Rally is moving to South America for 2009. After the 2008 Rally was canceled due to terrorist threats by stone-age towelheads, Race director Etienne Lavigne told ESPN today the event will run through Argentina and Chile in 2009: Race director Etienne Lavigne detailed the route in a telephone interview Monday. […]

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Ducati profile

February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ducati profile · Industry

Getting detailed financial info on motorcycle manufacturers is difficult. The Big Four Japanese are vertically-integrated conglomerates who make everything from bullet trains and ships to pianos and keyboards. They don’t usually break out motorcycle sales in their financials. Ditto for BMW – they don’t separate cars and motorcycles. The small companies – Ducati, Piaggio, etc. […]

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Contact your congressman on insurance anti-discrimination bill

February 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics of Riding

The AMA is looking for help in getting Congressional support for H.R. 1076, the HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act. According to this AMA press release: The AMA is calling on motorcyclists and others who face health insurance discrimination to urge their U.S. Representatives to support H.R. 1076, known as the HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical […]

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Sarah Whitmore on the racier side of Supercross

February 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Sarah Whitmore on the racier side of Supercross · Industry

Progress requires compromise. Advancement requires sacrifice. These time-honored platitudes are ingrained in most of us from childhood. To reach any worthwhile goal you often have to give up things you hold dear. Achieving mainstream acceptance is a goal for the motocross community, and the pursuit of that goal has caused us to gradually give up […]

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