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A publication supporting the rights, safety and freedom of all motorcyclists through education and not legislation. SEPTEMBER 2011


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Nonprofit Org US Postage Paid Permit #1662 Phoenix, AZ

position paper

A.B.A.T.E. of Arizona, Inc. ("ABATE") recently was asked to shut down its annual fundraiser, Too Broke for Sturgis ("TBFS"), after a shooting at the event campground left three people dead and one critically injured. Although many details may not be entirely clear at this point, it is obvious that the tragedy had nothing to do with bikers in general or ABATE in particular. As many commentators have already explained, it was something that could have happened anywhere.

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In the wake of the shooting, the first incident of its kind in 20 years of TBFS, ABATE faced very difficult decisions. First, it had to decide whether to continue TBFS despite the shooting and secondly had to address questions regarding refunds. Although ABATE was in no way responsible for what happened, ABATE agreed with Mormon Lake Lodge (“MLL”) personnel to shut down the event. Ultimately, ABATE's decisions were influenced by respect for the deceased and their families, concern for the safety of the participants and its legal rights and responsibilities. Also considered was the fact that ABATE is not an event promoter, but rather a non-profit corporation whose ability to achieve its intended purposes depends heavily on its credibility and legitimacy as an organization.

ABATE had in no way violated any of the terms of its agreement with MLL and had every right to remain on the property. However, respecting the points made by MLL, but without conceding anything with regard to its legal obligations, ABATE did not physically resist its removal from the premises and fully surrendered the property to MLL on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Initially, everyone in attendance was asked to leave by MLL. After ABATE had surrendered the property to MLL control, MLL decided to let the campers stay. People who chose to remain in the event campground that night, did so of their own volition and as guests of MLL. ABATE's decision regarding refunds has been similarly difficult as the situation is complex. Many attendees arrived late on Friday, July 23, 2011 and experienced very little of the event. Many people demanded refunds though relatively few were among the last to register. Many of those requesting refunds had been at TBFS from the beginning and stayed on the grounds until Sunday, July 24, 2011. It is impossible for ABATE to verify each attendee's arrival and departure times. Additionally, many attendees asking for refunds signed in under aliases or entered the event without paying. The logistics of issuing refunds and the potential for fraud factored heavily in ABATE's decision regarding refunds. Moreover, the flyer for TBFS explic-

itly stated that there would be "no refunds." In light of these facts, ABATE will not be issuing refunds. ABATE acknowledges that many vendors undertook significant effort and expense to travel to TBFS, but inherent in any business endeavor is a certain amount of risk. ABATE surely would not have issued refunds had weather prevented vendors from operating at TBFS and there is no reason why this unforeseen circumstance, not caused by ABATE, should be treated any differently. While ABATE understands that many attendees paid for an event they were not able to fully enjoy, the tragic events at TBFS affected all those in attendance as well as ABATE as a whole. Any money paid to ABATE for TBFS will not profit any individual, but will go to support a cause that should be of great importance to all attendees – MOTORCYCLISTS’ RIGHTS. ABATE has done its best to react to the situation in a way that is consistent with its intended purpose and that will enable it to continue serving that purpose for years to come. ABATE offers it deepest condolences to the victims' families and friends involved in this tragic chain of events and wishes a speedy and complete recovery to the survivor.



Mission Statement We will lobby and educate the government and the general public to promote motorcycling in a safe and positive image. We will endeavor to enlist the cooperation and participation of all organizations and individuals who share a similar interest in preserving our American tradition of

FREEDOM. We will involve ourselves in fund raising to achieve our goal.

State Officer Meeting Minutes August 8, 2011

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*Membership forms to be changes slightly to incorporate Referred by and To track advertising.

Margie Ferrucci, President, Tim O’Reilly, VP/PAC, Casey Yates, Sec/Comm, Carole O’Reilly, Des. Lobbyist, Matt Brown, Treasurer, Joe Ferrucci, Sgt at Arms, Ron Kool, Membership, Jean Cooper, Safety

*Child size t-shirts going to Joe Ferrucci, East Valley for educational use. Safety -Jean Cooper -

Absent: Jess Method asst treasurer

President’s Report

*CPR Class in Tucson July 30, 2011 Guests: J.R., TBFS Committee, Victor Grady, Phx/Smtn Sgt at Arms Call to order: Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence led By Joe Ferrucci Sgt at Arms. Motion to waive Secretary minutes from July, 2011 By: Joe Ferrucci 2nd by: Jean Cooper. All in favor, none Opposed Treasurer report, -Matt Brown *Returned checks - Now $12 returned check fee. *Matt to compose letter regarding returned check policy

*CPR Saturday September 17, 2011 *ABATE to subsidize First Responder and Accident scene management. First responder class $50, $25 to be subsidized by ABATE $25 from members. There are still 9 openings for the First Responder course. Need to got to the BOD and ask for the money to get it done. *Apache Junction schools would like to implement the MAP Program, we are in need of instructors, this is on hold. Lobbyist report-Carole O’Reilly -

Normally, this is the month that I would still be totally pumped over TBFS, but as we all know things didn't go quite as planned this year. I will start by saying that my heart goes out to the friends and family of Ed & Trina, and I pray for a speedy recovery for the victim still in the hospital. I would also like to commend the TBFS committee for handling the situation in such a calm, professional manner. What happened this year could have happened anywhere and is no reflection on ABATE. TBFS will continue on, in fact we will be back bigger, better and stronger than ever next year. I arrived at Morman Lake on Wednesday to find probably around 100 or more people already there. By the time Friday night arrived there were well over 1,600 people signed in. I have to say as I went around to all the campsites I met people from all walks of life, all camping side by side in the name of motorcycle rights. As I'm sure most of you have heard me say numerous times, the motorcycle laws affect every motorcyclist the same no matter what you wear on your back or what you ride. This year’s TBFS showed that we can all put our differences aside to work together towards a common goal. It's hard to explain how I felt as I stood on the stage and told people what ABATE does for motorcyclists, watching the huge 20th anniversary cake, made to feed 650 people, being brought into the arena by a camouflage truck with its siren blasting, and listening to Carey Slade sing the song she wrote called Too Broke For Sturgis. It was an overwhelming feeling seeing everyone peacefully gathered together and most of all everyone partying together, and believe me

when I say everyone was having a great time. Even after the tragedy, people supported and helped each other understand what had happened. The attendance at TBFS this year was just an indicator of the direction our organization is moving in, everyone working, uniting, and partying together to protect our rights and freedoms. I guess my point is this, if we can party together we can work together to make sure we don't lose the right to exercise our rights. I would like to take a moment to say goodbye to my friend Rick “Animal” Henry, a huge advocate for motorcycle rights. Rick was a member of our East Valley chapter, as well as their BOD Rep, a member of MMA and MMAA, and had recently been appointed our states MRF Rep. Sadly, Rick lost his battle with cancer this month and will be sorely missed by all. Ride free my brother! -Margie F State President ABATE of AZ

In Memory of

*Matt sent back treasurer reports out to State Officer via email *Chapter budgets coming due *Abate office telephone cost per month $39.00. Phone will be kept as a stationary base and a voicemail service by Google put in place. Motion made by Joe Ferrucci 2nd: Carole O’Reilly none opposed.

There is reason to believe that if California requires emissions Arizona would be close behind. PAC Report - Tim O’Reilly - Not much going on, report emailed to officers

Membership report- Ron Kool *Merchandise from Too Broke will be offered at the chapter meetings first, the merchandise will also be available on our website. Ron Kool getting PayPal to set up. Costs of shirts will include shipping Ron will send out costs to chapter Merchandise Officer. *Yuma Chapter needs to open Bank accounts at Chase Bank. The Chapter has enough members for officers and members. A ride to Yuma to attend their meeting and Blessing of the bikes will be scheduled soon *Flagstaff chapter is not ready to

How to Reach Us 602-867-9829 For Advertising Rates Email Eric at Or Mail Your Ads to: MasterLink, ABATE of Arizona 7509 N. 12th St, #200 Phoenix, AZ, 85020 MasterLink Advertising Rates: Size Monthly Quarterly Yearly Business Card Size (3-1/2”w x 2”h): $20.00 $60.00 $200.00 1/8 Page (5-1/8”w x 4”h)

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*EPA - Emission testing bill still not going anywhere. Arizona’s plan is to submit Bill to the Federal EPA for editing.

$50.00 $150.00 $500.00 1/4 Page (5-1/2”w x 8”h) $70.00 $210.00 $700.00 1/2 Page (10-1/4”w x 8”h) $100.00 $300.00 $1,000.00 Full Page (10-1/4”w x 16”h) $200.00 $600.00 $2,000.00 Full Color Back Page (10-1/4”w x 16”h) $400.00 $950.00 $3,300.00

Advertising on school buses -put on hold for further research *Adopt a Highway program moved to Chapter level. TBFS Update - Regarding donations collected at the campground to be divided up between the victims families. ABATE needs to distance itself from this tragedy, as it had nothing to do with ABATE/TBFS. Regarding MML bill, MML decreased monies due. Ron Kool made the motion to pay the MML Invoice. 2nd by Tim O’Reilly. All in favor none opposed. In regard to the 50/50 raffle done at TBFS, the drawing will be video taped and put on the website. Even with the tragedy at TBFS looks like we may have come out ahead. Matt to verify. The TBFS flyers did not state we were a MRO, TBFS is not a party, we are a business and this is how we earn money for education. Should the event be only open to members. This is to be on the ballot at elections. New Business: *Regarding the purchase of a voice

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Mormon Lake Lodge’s Letter to ABATE ABATE of Arizona Board and Too Broke Committee Members. July 27, 2011 We are all very saddened by the unfortunate loss of life that occurred during the Too Broke for Sturgis Event this past Friday night. We must all remember and to keep in our hearts that this was a catastrophic domestic incident. This was not biker related or an event problem. It just happened to occur at the time of this event. The sheriffs department made the statement to me that this can happen in any backyard, and has. We understand that this horrific event affected many, not only with the deceased families, but many lives especially those that were present at the scene and the ABATE event coordinators and the staff of Mormon Lake Lodge. It is very diffi-

cult to not somehow feel somewhat responsible for this occurrence because we are human and it happened at this event, but this incident was not in anyone’s control. That would be the same as saying that the tragic murders in Norway were due to a youth camp event. Besides the emotions that I was dealing with personally during the incident, I observed many others struggling with this tragedy. We cannot control the actions of someone that takes such drastic measures and creates such devastation. I made the call to stop the event out of respect for the deceased and their families and to initiate immediate damage control with regards to local community and press. The party could not go on the next night. I believe that it was a good call and heard from many of the ABATE, Too Broke Committee members that they

More Notes About Too Broke 2011 Just in case you were wondering... The 50/50 drawing from this year’s Too Broke for Sturgis was held at the August meeting of the Phoenix-Shadow Mountain Chapter and we captured it on video - it is posted on our web site at The winning ticket was number 5089339. If you have the winning ticket, contact our ABATE President, Margie at so you can work out the details for getting it to you. The winner of the silent auction for the custom Too Broke for Sturgis mirror was Ed Jordan, who is from the Phoenix area but is not an ABATE member. Ron Kool

has been in touch with him and is arranging the details for getting that beautiful mirror to him. The winner of the Custom Guitar Raffle provided and crafted by Victor Grady, proprietor of Hellfire Guitars was won by Ralo of Yavapai Chapter. The proceeds of $440.00 were donated to ABATE of Arizona by Hellfire Guitars. ABATE of Arizona would like to thank all of the bikers that came out to celebrate our freedom with us, and hope that we can count on your continued support in the future. Too Broke for Sturgis Lives On!

agreed with this course. Actually I don’t believe any of us could have functioned in any type of capacity the following day. I understand that this event has caused challenges with regards to guests/ vendors requesting refunds. I cannot advise you as how to manage that situation other than to tell you that we have experienced the same with early departures requesting refunds, inventory, product and just the negative fallout with regards to the incident. The incident is behind us but not forgotten. We must forge on in a positive direction. The future course of The Too Broke for Sturgis event at Mormon Lake is not at end or final as of this time. Believe it or not we are not just looking at the financial or reputation aspects but that of the

long term successful relationship that we have held with ABATE and the attendees which have grown to call this home at least that one weekend a year. I would look forward to meeting with the committee or board sometime 30 days or more out to discuss. I feel that 30 days or more will give the dust time to settle, the incident will not be in the limelight and we can think clearly. If we need to speak via telephone or in person prior to then please give me a call. You have my numbers. My heartfelt thoughts go out to all of the ABATE board and Too Broke Committee members as I know that you are all struggling with this. Respectfully, Scott I. Gold General Manager Mormon Lake Lodge



Chapter Reports East Valley Chapter The outcome of the spaghetti feed was great. A concern about the left hand arrow lights were brought to attention. That left turners to be a victim of yellow light runners. Another proposal to be brought to the board would be the idea to have each chapter given allotted money for Motorcycle awareness and safety events and activities each year. This in thought would help better and give us the chance to promote it more, than just on an allotted time each year. Make sure to stay hydrated in this heat, and remember keep the shiny side up! Events coming up Motorcycles on main____ September 2nd, 2011 Hard ass run______October 2011 Comm. Officer Alexander Gorall

High Country Chapter NO REPORT

Mohave Chapter Hello everyone, With the tragic incident at Too Broke, this has been an interesting start of our tenure. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims of this senseless act. All of us here hope that this will not jeopardize future TBFS events. It’s been two months since we picked up the pieces of what was the Mohave Chapter. I would like to thank Rodney Rich and Lonnie for their help in the transition. Rodney turned over all the ABATE merchandise he had, and Lonnie helped our new Treasurer get the bank account and secretarial materials etc. in our hands. We held our second meeting Sunday August 7th, and I’m a bit disappointed in turnout. The meeting place was moved from Golden Valley to Bullhead City, and I’m sure that is going to make it a bit harder for Kingman members to get here, but on the same token, it helps out Lake Havasu members as it is a bit closer. The meetings are held at the BHC Moose Lodge #1860 on Miracle Mile the 1st Sunday of each month at 12 noon. The Lodge does a killer breakfast on Sundays for $5.00 between 9am and noon. So if ABATE members get there a little early they can chow down before the meeting. What a deal !! Our focus for the next couple of months will be promoting the Gun Raffle being held on Oct. 1st, as well as kicking off a membership drive. When I took this position, I was surprised to find out what a small percentage of fellow bikers actually belong to ABATE in this state. We are going to try and change that, at least in Mohave County. The majority of our board members are BHC Moose Riders including myself as President. I’m hoping our relationship with MC’s in our area will bring new blood into the organization. We will see. Ride safe, Joe Monfredo Coordinator, Mohave Chapter

Phoenix/Shadow Mountain Chapter Thanks to all of you that came to the chapter meeting at the Cave Creek Café, we had a great turn out, and a special shout out to Joe, Kandy and staff for letting us be their first “banquet“. I hope we see that many members and more next month. We have 2 new business memberships that signed up, Eagle Wings Carriages and Tailwinds Hauling. It is that time when we nominate next years state officers. As for our chapter here are our nominations:

President: Tim O’Reilly & Margie Ferrucci V. President: Pete McKinnon Secretary: Casey Yates (ME!) Membership: Sandy Hassinger * (not present to accept nomination) Merchandise: Donna Woodworth Communications: Paul Hassinger* (not present to accept nomination) Sgt at arms: Vic Grady II PAC: Jimmy Page Run Coordinator: Darin Yates Safety: Jean Cooper We did the raffle from Too Broke for the custom guitar made by Vic Grady II, and the winner is: Raulo from Yavapai Chapter. The dollar jar was finally won, Pam Costello split the cash and added it to the hat that was passed around for Rick Henrys family. Information to follow on his memorial. Thanks to our wonderful members for the generosity! We have some great rides coming up too, Christmas in September for the Phoenix Rescue Mission is Sunday September 11, 2011 right after the chapter meeting, the mission needs clothing/food/toys/personal items or cash donations. Then it is our annual “Moon Mullins Run” October 22, 2011. The ride starts at Dodey’s kickstands up at 7pm, we have a few stops before we end at a Haunted House put on by the Limey Riders..mark your calendars now! Jean Cooper our safety coordinator will be offering CPR and First Responder’s class, dates to follow. Too Broke for Sturgis 2011 are available at chapter meetings and on the website, get your tshirts while they last! Until next month, Casey Yates Phoenix-Shadow Mountain Chapter

Southern Arizona Chapter It looks more and more like the SA Chapter members prefer meeting on Saturdays. We had 34 sitting tall, well most of them, last meeting July 16. Many enjoyed breakfast and an info filled meeting. This was my first Saturday meeting because of road trips, fire evacuation and a wedding anniversary. It was great to see so many folks show up. Glad I was there. Mark your calendars for our next highway cleanup on September 10th. Once again, September 10th. Ron will lead a ride from I-10 and Wilmot to our cleanup area on State Highway 82. We’ll park at Buddy’s Bar, clean up our mile and then have lunch on the Chapter. Beverages will be available. Remember, the more the merrier and the quicker we get done. Some of our members attended an Emergency Accident Scene Care class. Everyone came out of the class with an excellent understanding of how to take charge of an accident scene, motorcycle or cage, and provide sustaining care that doesn’t endanger you or the victim. The Chapter chipped in part of the cost and will continue to do so as the classes are held. Keep in touch with Ron or Jim Clark for the class schedules. Jim was very excited about the class and said another one would be held in Tucson. Dawn is still working (fighting!) the transfers for our proposed Chapter shirt. It seems like transfers are close to being a thing of the past and it’s very, very hard to please Everyone as to size, shape and color. Bottom line: She’s still working on it. Thanks to Dawn’s efforts we may end up with a neat Chapter shirt.

Ron reported that we have 121 members and six business members. Biker’s Bay has been dropped from the active roles. The State Board of Directors decided to support each Chapter with $1,500 in State funds to support awareness. A motion was made and seconded to ask for the funds. As a Chapter, we’ll figure out how to use those monies, i.e., billboards, advertising on busses, etc. That will be discussed at a future meeting. Please put on your thinking hats and give us some ideas as to how you feel the money should be spent. All ideas accepted. Sean said the State will do an analysis on Chapter budgets. Some in the meeting felt like “big brother” would be watching us but Sean said that isn’t the case. He also reported that Carole O’Reilly, our lobbyist, was pushing Right of Way with the Legislature. She is also having our elected folks look at longer yellow lights and put arrows on left turn signals. One of our Senators is sponsoring a bill to standardize yellow light times throughout the State. There is also a possibility of stopping photo enforcement and elimination of long and short form accident reports. The Right to Repair case is on a Federal level. MRF and other rights groups are working on elimination of motorcycle only check points. What’s it all mean: A lot is going on in the Motorcycle Rights arena. Word on the street is we’ll have a new Chapter in Yuma soon. We wish them all the best in getting started. I have also seen some email on the subject of Too Broke for Sturgis merchandise. There is a lot of it left over and it will be offered for sale at our Chapter meetings. Bring a couple of bucks and pick up a shirt or two. I lucked out and won $26 bucks in the 50/50 and Rich Millinovitch won $43 in the dollar jar and donated it back to the Chapter. Due to another road trip (Colorado, Glacier Nat. Park and the Bonneville Salt

Flats for the BUB Motorcycle speed trials) I’ll miss the August 21st meeting. See you folks at the September 17th get together and I’ll be leading an after meeting ride to Sierra Vista for Rally in the Alley. In the meantime, ride hard, Rich Montgomery

Yavapai Chapter The Yavapai Chapter held a meeting on August 14th. Even with the threat of monsoon rain, our members showed up in force. There were 36 members in attendance. Thanks to all of the riders that showed up for a very informative meeting. In our officers meeting all the current officers pledged to run for their chapter offices for 2012. All agreed we have started something in the area that will benefit all riders and A.B.A.T.E. of Arizona. We all want to keep the organization's message going in our area. Any others in our chapter were also encouraged to run for one of the offices as well. Our bike nights at the Drunken Lass Irish Pub is really has been doing well. All are invited Join in the fun every Friday. We are sending three members to “Meeting of the minds” on September 23rd. Knowledge is power! Our Oak Creek Canyon Run on October 8th promises to be a great run with some excellent Autumn scenery. For those of you in the desert, where it will likely still be pretty warm are invited to join us. Thanks to Longhair James and Ralo for putting bike night and the run together. We will also have a chapter party at Cactus Kate's Saloon at the Thunder Valley Rally in Cottonwood on September 17th. So come join the Yavapai Chapter for fun and knowledge as we continue to fight the good fight for your riding freedom. Mike “Dawolf” Ruddell Communications Officer Yavapai Chapter A.B.A.T.E. of Arizona



Safety Report

I was wondering what to write about this month when it came to me at the Phoenix –Shadow Mountain meeting today. There was a long list of great runs that are coming up. Safety is always a concern especially when we ride in groups.

The weather is soon going to be cool and refreshing and the call of the road will be strong. The camaraderie that we feel when we ride with our friends, old and new, is great. It an opportunity to share something you love to do with others who feel the same. It is also an opportunity to practice safe group riding skills. Here are some tips that I have learned through the years:

When picking the length of the ride and distance between stops, consider the stamina of the group, experience level of the group, limits of the motorcycles (size of gas tanks, size of bikes) in the group.

The leaders of the group should be sure that everyone is familiarized with the riding etiquette of the group, for example, speed, frequency of stops, formation of riders.

Generally, the most experienced riders lead and take up the rear with the less experienced riders in the middle. The last rider should have a working cell phone to call for help or communicate with the leaders of the group.

Share cell phone numbers of several riders and passengers in the group. If it’s a formal/planned ride make sure several riders have a map of the route. If it’s an informal ride be sure everyone knows the destination, approximate route and expected arrival time.

RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE. Do not go faster than you feel comfortable.

Make sure everyone knows the signals/ communication in the group.

While riding in the group, do not fixate on the bike in front of you. Ride your own ride, look beyond the bike in front of you, and look through a turn to where you want to go. (Remember that from your basic riding course?)

remember T-CLOCS. You do not want parts falling off and hitting the rider following you. There should be at least a 2 second cushion between you and bike in front of you. Consider riding staggered formation. (Riding side-by-side leaves no escape room) If riding on windy mountain roads it is best to ride single file. In traffic, the first bike on the left proceeds through the intersection first. Share the road. It is illegal to block an intersection without prior authorization, such as in a parade. When parking, try to get the group off the road as quickly as possible. HAVE A SAFE RIDE, HAVE A GREAT RIDE!

Be sure your machine is in good mechanical condition before the start,

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ABATE OF ARIZONA LOCAL CHAPTERS A.B.A.T.E. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS FOR 2011 - 2012 Chairman..............................Eric Hampton East Valley………………….Rick “Animal” Henry High Country........................Billy Hensler Mohave……………………..Don Russell Phx / Shadow Mountain…...Eric Hampton Southern AZ.........................Sean Pinder Yavapai……………………..”Still Ray” Fitzgerald Quarterly Board meetings are held on the first Sunday in January, April, July and October at 1:00pm @ the AZ American-Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th St, Phoenix. Please make sure your Chapter has representation.

A.B.A.T.E. State Officers For 2011 President………..............……Margie Ferrucci Vice President.....……………Tim O’Reilly Secretary……………………Casey Yates Treasurer…………………….Matt Brown Asst. Treasurer........................Jess Method Membership…………………Ron Kool Run/Events………………….Margie Ferrucci Safety Coordinator………….Jean Cooper Sergeant-at-Arms……………Joe Ferrucci P.A.C………………………...Tim O’Reilly Communications…………….Casey Yates ABATE Products……………Ron Kool MasterLink Editor................ Eric Hampton and Mailing address 7509 N. 12th St, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85020. State Officers meetings are held the 1st Sunday of every month, 11:30 am at the AZ American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street Phoenix, AZ.- OR in conjunction with the quarterly BOD meeting.

High Country Chapter 209A E. Juniper St. Payson AZ 85541 Coordinator............................Jim “Chicken Bone” Mazzone Vice Coordinator...................Billy Hensler Secretary................................Kristen Blakeslee Treasurer...............................Debbie Fickel Membership...........................Becca (Vine) Holyoak Run Coordinator....................Jonathan Lucero Safety Coordinator.................Steve Leonard Sgt. At Arms.........................Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak P.A.C.....................................Johnathan Lucero Communications....................Billy Hensler Merchandise..........................Kristen Blakeslee

High Country Chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday at 10 a.m. at The Moose Lodge in Star Valley. Contact: chicknbone@live .com or 928970-1134

Mohave Chapter 2620 Miracle Mile Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Coordinator...........................Joe Monfredo Vice Coordinator...................Eric Faggard Secretary................................Mary Smith Treasurer................................Mary Smith Membership..........................Don Russell Run Committee....................Vacant Safety Coordinator................Vacant Sgt. At Arms.........................Reggie Ingram P.A.C.....................................Don Russell Merchandise..........................Vacant Communications...................Vacant

Mohave County Chapter meetings are held the 1st Sunday of each month at 12 PM at the Moose Lodge #1860, 2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Phone: 928-763-1860.

Phoenix-Shadow Mountain Chapter East Valley Chapter c/o Jeff Gorall, PO Box 20433 Mesa AZ. 85277 Coordinator............................Joe Ferrucci Vice Coordinator...................Jack Batty Secretary................................Jess Method Treasurer................................Jess Method Membership...........................Rick Henry Run Coordinator....................Jack Batty Safety Coordinator.................Joe & Jim Silk Sgt. At Arms.......................... Robert Vasquez P.A.C......................................Jeff Gorall Communications....................Alex Gorall Merchandise........................... Whole Chapter

East Valley Chapter meetings are held the fourth Sunday of the month at 11:00, At the Mesa Tri city Eagles Club. 2314 E. APACHE BLVD Tempe Az. 85281.

P.O. Box 54041 Phoenix, AZ 85078-4041 Coordinator...........................Jim Page Vice Coordinator....................Sandy Hassinger Secretary................................Connie Johnson Treasurer................................Carole O'Reilly Membership...........................Mikki Aaronson Run Coordinator....................Darin Yates Safety Coordinator.................Mike Falcone Sgt. At Arms..........................Victor Grady P.A.C......................................Tim O’Reilly Communications....................Casey Yates Merchandise...........................Vacant

Phoenix/Shadow Mountain meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:30am at the AZ American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020. FMI contact Jim Page at 602570-6839 or email

Southern Arizona Chapter 1339 N. Golden Palomino Pl. Tucson, AZ 85715 Coordinator............................Ron Kool Vice Coordinator....................Jim DeYoung Secretary................................Rich Montgomery Treasurer................................Dawn Detelj Membership...........................Ron Kool Run Coordinator....................Ken Lamb Safety Coordinator.................Jimmy Clark Sgt. At Arms.........................Jim Butsback P.A.C......................................Sean Pinder Communications....................Vacant Merchandise...........................Dawn Detelj

The Southern Arizona Chapter will meet the third Saturday. We will gather at the Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. 22nd St, Tucson. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9 a.m. FMI contact Ron Kool by phone at 520-2032323 or email

ADDRESS CHANGE The email address for submitting items to the Masterlink has changed. We have some bored little kid on the other side of the planet spamming the hell out of us. The new address for submitting pictures, run flyers, etc is now:

Yavapai Chapter P.O. Box 3377 Prescott, AZ 86302 Coordinator............................ Rich Kocar Vice Coordinator....................David “Doc” Pratt Secretary................................ Linda “Gabby” Kocar Treasurer................................ Paul "Wizbang" Pendergast Membership........................... Patrica Fitzgerald Run Coordinator......................“Longhair James” Venegas and Lora "Ralo" Heiniemi Safety Coordinator..................Vacant Sgt. At Arms...........................JD Fillingim P.A.C...................................... Lynda Marie “Handi” Barnett Communications.................... Mike “Dawolf” Ruddell Merchandise...........................Lora "Ralo" Heiniemi

Yavapai Chapter Meets 2nd Sunday, 11:00 AM; The Taj Mahal Restaurant, 124 N. Montezuma St. Prescott, AZ 86301. FMI contact Rich Kocar 928-771-9293 or email

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ABATE of Arizona Business Members AAA Always on Time Locks & Security Prescott Valley 928-775-5772

Gila County Chopper Strawberry 480-789-2933

Smoke This, Wear This Payson 928-474-3090

The Hog Pit Smoke House Tucson 520-722-4302

All Clene Carpet Cleaners Payson 928-468-1358

Gold King Mine & Ghost Town Jerome 928-634-0053

Spirit Room Jerome 928-634-8809

The Jerome Tattoo Company Jerome 928-649-2143

Amon Builders Payson 928-474-0689

GraphicsGraphics Web Design & Development Phoenix 602-595-4740

Sportsman's Chalet Strawberry 928-476-2411

The Maverick Saloon Phoenix 602-943-5680

Sutures Embroidery Phoenix

Walt’s Lock and Safe Phoenix 623-780-0490

Taj Mahal Prescott 928-445-5752

Wear This Smoke This Payson 928-474-3090

The Butcher Hook Tonto Basin 928-479-2226

Wild West Junction Williams 928-635-4512

The Drunken Lass Irish Pub Prescott 928-778-4211

Xhale Smoke Shop & Adult Boutique Prescott Valley 928-458-0040

AZ Alarm Doctor Mesa 480-334-6087

Gurley Street Sports Pub Prescott 928-778-2491

Bedmart Phoenix 623-878-0536

Gyro Tym Phoenix 480-497-6896

Big John’s Garage Tucson 520-322-9933

Hardtailz Biker Outlet Chino Valley 928-642-4562

Big Sky Motorcycles Tucson 520-886-7388

Jakes Corner Bar Payson 928-474-0679

Biker Babes and Beyond Prescott 928-778-7494

Jerome Tattoo Company Jerome 928-649-2143

Biker Information Guide Phoenix 602-843-8907

Kitty For Tax Camp Vercde 928-567-0224

Bobby D’s Bar-B-Q Pit Jerome 480-703-0045

The Law Office of Alfred McDonald Tucson 520-884-5201

Brown & Little, P.L.C., Attorneys at Law 480-299-2093 Buchanan Construction, LLC 928-978-3291

Law Offices of Richard A. Cruz Phoenix 480-628-1511

Buffalo Bar & Grill Payson 928-474-3900

Law Tigers 888-529-8443

Cactus Flats Tonto Basin 928-479-2233

Lyzzard's Lounge Prescott 928-778-2244


Mother Road HD Kingman 928-757-1166

Cathiez Leather Bullhead City 928-758-6592

Performance Specialists Kingman 928-692-6601

Continence Center of America, Inc. Phoenix, AZ (623) 977-1212 Desert Lightning Motorcycle Apparel Lake Havasu 928-505-2453 Doreen’s Backstreet Bar & Grill Chino Valley 928-636-0309

Red Hot Threads Cave Creek 480-945-3458

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Phoenix/Shadow Mountain meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:30am at the AZ American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020. FMI contact Jim Page at 602-570-6839 or email

The Southern Arizona Chapter will meet the third Saturday. We will gather at the Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. 22nd St, Tucson. Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9 a.m. FMI contact Ron Kool by phone at 520-203-2323 or email

Mohave Chapter Mohave County Chapter meetings are held the 1st Sunday of each month at 12 PM at the Moose Lodge #1860, 2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 Phone: 928-763-1860.

Renegade Classics Biker Outlet Tucson 520-647-9312

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Yavapai Chapter Meets 2nd Sunday, 11:00 AM; The Taj Mahal Restaurant, 124 N. Montezuma St. Prescott, AZ 86301. FMI contact Rich Kocar 928-771-9293 or email

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East Valley Chapter East Valley Chapter meetings are held the fourth Sunday of the month at 11:00, At the Mesa Tri city Eagles Club. 2314 E. APACHE BLVD Tempe Az. 85281.

High Country Chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday at 10 a.m. at The Moose Lodge in Star Valley. Contact: chicknbone@live .com or 928-970-1134

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El Rancho Restaurant Payson 928-474-3111

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PAC Report August was chapter nominations for chapter officers. If your chapter still has officer vacancies now is the time for YOU to seriously think about supporting your chapter in filling those vacancies. Becoming a chapter officer is the first step in supporting, ABATE of Arizona. An organization is only as strong as its membership. Occasionally it may be necessary for one person to hold more than one officers’ position for the chapter, but this should not be an ongoing situation.

Hello to all my Brothers and Sisters; Here it is September already. Hopefully the weather will be cooling down for us here in the valley. I know I’m really tired of the heat and am ready for some cooler riding weather. Finally some good news!!! This past month the United States House of Representatives and Senate, voted on the same day, August 1, 2011, and passed HR2715. The House passed the bill 421 – 2. The Senate voted unanimous in passing the bill. President Obama signed the lead law-exemption bill for kids’ Off Highway Vehicles into law on August 12, 2011. Please take a few minutes and call or email your U.S. House Rep’s, Senators, and President Obama and thank them for all their hard work they put forward in passing HR2715.

ABATE of Arizona has approximately 1000 members. Currently we have 6 Chapters throughout Arizona. Each Chapter potentially has; Chapter Coordinator, Vice Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms, Run Coordinator, Safety Coordinator, Communications Officer, Political Action Coordinator (PAC Officer), Membership Officer, Board of Directors Representative and Merchandise Officer. That’s 12 positions each Chapter needs filled. Chapter Officer, positions are for 1 year and many of these chapters have had the same officers in various positions year after year. When this happens people get burned out. Many chapters’ officers are holding more than one officer position, while some have never held an officer position within their chapter, why? When members take on more than one position those people have to work twice as hard to fulfill their obligations. Being a chapter officer places you directly in

the planning stage for your chapter’s events and decisions concerning chapter business. I personally have found it rewarding and usually fun. If you haven’t volunteered for a chapter officer position give it some thought. The best way is to contact your Chapter Coordinator at your next meeting, and volunteer for an open position. I can almost guarantee an open position in your chapter for next year. Additionally, this year is State Officer elections. Every State Officer position is open. State Officer positions are 2 year commitments. The only qualification is that one must have held a Chapter position for at least 1 year. State Officer positions, are no different than Chapter Officer positions. No one should have to hold more than one officer position at one time. If you have the minimum qualifications get involved in supporting your Motorcycle Rights Organization by running for an Officer position. Democracy begins with you, and Democracy only works when you get involved!!! Ride Safe & Ride Smart Tim O’Reilly ABATE of Arizona State Vice President State PAC Coordinator

Lobbyist Report In general, it was non-productive and concentrated on one issue only, and even that hasn’t been settled. But that was the past…the coming year will be better, and if it doesn’t seem to be happening, we need to let them (the people we’ve elected) know that we aren’t happy with what is going on at the Dome and that we’ll do everything we can to make sure that only those that truly have our best interest on their agenda will have our vote.

Well, the lobbyists are getting ready for the next legislative session and hoping that it is more productive this year. I’ve been a lobbyist for about five years now and the last year was the most frustrating.

One of the most important items on our agenda will be enhancement to the current Right of Way Bill. It should include ‘left turn arrows’ or a lagging green light that will give those vehicles executing a left turn the time to safely complete the turn, we must have a way to reduce the horrendous accidents. If we can get legislation that is tough, but sensible, it will protect us from the “I didn’t see them!”

defense and we will have won. It would be great if more members of the motorcycling community were interested in legislation and how or if our elected representatives really represent us. If you’d like to join the lobbyists as a guest observer when the session reconvenes, let me know. A lot of our work is done on short notice, but it can be very rewarding and almost always interesting and enlightening to experience it up close. It doesn’t hurt to get to know your representatives; they’re mostly just regular people who are glad to see their constituents. Once you meet them you’re more likely to call or email them with your concerns. Wouldn’t you rather say you tried to change something you didn’t like instead of just complaining?

State Officer Meeting Minutes (continued) recorder, Tim O’Reilly made a motion to purchase a voice recorder. 2nd: Carole O’Reilly, motion passed, none opposed. *State and Chapter elections are coming up, chapter coordinators will be taking the nominations *And meeting minutes must be sent out within 10 days, or less depending on

Masterlink deadline. *Regarding Meeting of the Minds, NCOM and other MRO meetings. This should be budgeted at chapter level. And included in the State Budget as well. *P & P’s need to be updated by State Officers

*Casey and Jean to set up files for meeting reports and etc. This will be where the master files will all be kept, officers are asked to bring old reports to the office. *What are the questions on the drivers test in relation to motorcycles. Copies of the drivers test are going to be obtained. This will be revisited.

*Officers training classes, idea to change the date of this class to after the election and before the end of the year. *Tabled to next meeting *Ron made the motion to donate MRF funds. 2nd: Tim O’Reilly. None opposed. Motion to Adjourn: Joe Ferrucci 2nd; Tim O’Reilly all in favor, none opposed



Calendar - Courtesy of Kirk & Lady Jewells at August 2011 SEPT 1 {THURS} - SIERRA VISTA, AZ* BIG BAD BIKE NIGHT AT RENDEZVOUS – Event time: 6PM Event Location: Rendezvous Nightclub (520-458-2902) Description: Presented by Harley Davidson of Sierra Vista. All riders and colors are welcome to Rendezvous' Big Bad Bike Night on the 1st Thursday of every month! We block off the parking lot for you to show off your bike and we have 2 for 1 drink specials and giveaways all night long. The best bike night in Southern Arizona only at Rendezvous! 6:00 pm at Rendezvous Nightclub (520-458-2902) SEPT 1 {{THUR} – TUCSON, AZ* ALR Post 36 Bike Night, Event Description: Presented by ALR Post 36. Benefits American Legion Riders Post 36 Soldiers Fund. Come out and join us for a fun new East side Bike Night. $2.25 Domestic Long necks; $2.50 Domestic Pints; Bike Night Food Special $5.00 per plate (menu varies). Vendors and 50/50. Located at Beer Belly's Pub (the old hide-out East side). North side of 22nd St. behind the 22nd St. Thrift Store. East on 22nd St., 2nd North turnout after Pantano. 5:30pm. Beer Belly's Pub, Sherwood Village Dr. in Tucson, AZ. FMI: SEPT 2 {Fri} – MESA, AZ* Chester’s Harley-Davidson hosts Motorcycles on Main Bike Night Description: 6-10pm in Downtown Mesa, AZ every 1st Friday. Join us for Bike Night Sturgis-style. Cruise Main Street in Downtown Mesa. Beer Gardens, Live Bands, park & show your bike. Meet for a group ride at Chester's {922 S Country Club Dr} in Mesa 6pm; depart 6:30pm. FMI: 480-894-0404, SEPT 2-4 {F/S/Su} – TONTO VILLIAGE, AZ* MMA- Rim Country Hosts “Camp & Jam” Event time: Sign-in Friday at 2PM / Sign-out by 2PM Sun Event Location: 21 Miles E. of Payson on 260 to Control Rd. in Tonto Village, Arizona 85544 Description: Come Join us for an old school style Camp N Jam on Labor Day Weekend. $10.00 per per-

son includes camping and live music Friday and Saturday. Saturday-Bike and people games, 50/50 and Raffles. For More information call 928.978.2850 or email SEPT 3-4 {Sat-Sun} – BISBEE, AZ *The Great Southwest Chopper Fest 2011 Details: Presented by Cochise County Choppers & La Ramada Steakhouse. Benefits The American Cancer Society! This is a 2 day event with a 30 mile poker run, live bands, BBQ cook-off, wet t-shirt contest, bike show, bon fires, burnout pits, unveiling a custom shovelhead to a soldier returning from Afghanistan, & more! 10AM. Event location: La Ramada Steakhouse & Cantina located at 1948 South Naco Hwy in Bisbee, AZ. For more information please call 520-234-6402 or visit website at or email SEPT 3 {Sat} – NEW RIVER / PHOENIX, AZ * SCOOTERS FOR HOOTERS Poker Run Event Time: 9:00AM - 4PM Event Location: Meet at the Roadrunner in New River, AZ. Description: Scooters For Hooters AZ. It’s time to get ready for the Breast Cancer Poker Run!! We are a new group to AZ called Scooters For Hooters Arizona. We did this run in Washington (it was AWESOME) and have moved to AZ. We are going to have some give-a-ways and grand prizes. Please come out and join in the fun and help save the boobies! Date is going to be September 3rd 2011. We are not picky on what you ride/ drive we just want you there! The goal of this Poker Run is to raise money for breast cancer awareness and all proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Each rider has the option to choose from 3 packages when they register. The beginning package also call the "A Cup" package is $25 if you register and pay by July 31st ($30 dollars if you register and pay after that date). This package includes 1 poker run entry card, 20 raffle tickets, and a Scooters for Hooters Tshirt. “C Cup” Package: 2 poker run entry cards, 2 shirts, 45 raffle tickets, 1 bandana $50.00 if paid by July 31st ($60.00 if you register and pay after that date). "DD Cup" Package: 2 poker run entry cards, 2 shirts, 100 raffle tickets, 1 bandana, 1 limited edition

Scooters for Hooters car ribbon magnet $100.00 if paid by July 31st ($115.00 if paid for after that date). You can also buy 1 poker card for $10, raffle tickets are 10-$10, 25$20, 75-$50. T-shirts are $15 for s-xl or $17 for XXL and above. Riders will stop at 5 separate locations, drawing a card at each location to complete their poker hand. Raffle tickets will be drawn at each stop along the route. You will be given the chance to draw 1 additional card at the last stop for $5. A prize will be given at the last stop to the rider that holds the best poker hand. *** We will be starting out at The Roadrunner Restaurant in New River we are leaving at 10am registration can be done ahead of time or at the starting point. We will be there between 830 and 9am for set up and registration. From there we are going to The Hide Away, Park View Tap House, Wild Hogs and ending at Two Hippies Gnarly Burger Joint in Phoenix on Thomas and 40th St.*** If you would like a registration form please email me your mailing address and the number of forms you would like.,, SEPT 9 {FRI} – HAUCHUCA CITY. AZ * Bike Night Event Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Details: "S" Chapter Viet Nam Vets/Legacy Vets MC and Dusk Till Dawn Present BIKE NIGHT Second Friday of each Month. $3 cover w/ Food & Bar specials. There will be special bike parking and plenty of giveaways. Proceeds Benefit The Wounded Warrior Foundation. Event Starts at 7:00pm. Event Location: 830 Arizona Street in Huachuca City, AZ. For more information: call 520234-6599 or visit Sept 9 {FRI} – TUCSON. AZ *Bike Night at Big John's Garage Event_Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm Event_Location: 4156 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712. Event_Description: Bike Night at Big John's garage, with FREE food and drink, Bike Show and Live Music. Come out and enjoy our cool summer nights and vote for your favorite American or Metric bike. For additional details please email: or Call 520-3229933.

Sept 9 {FRI} – OVERGAARD. AZ* 5th ANNUAL FREEDOM GATHERING Event Description: Hosted by the American Legion Riders, Post 86 on Hwy 260 at Lumber Valley Rd, Overgaard, AZ. Reg. 811AM. Fun Run, music, food, refreshments, raffles & vendors available. $15 donation. Info & vendors call Sporty Jim (480) 7104101. 8: am at American Legion Post 86, Hwy 260 at Lumber Valley Road. SEPTEMBER 10 {SAT} - BENSON, AZ* 9/11 Remembrance Run Event Time: (8AM – 6PM) Event Location: Arena Bar & Rodeo Ground 250 N. Prickly Pear, Benson, AZ. Description: Saturday, Sept. 10th - Benson, AZ. 9/11 Remembrance Run. All are welcome to the second annual September 11th Remembrance Run at the Arena Bar & Rodeo Ground 250 N. Prickly Pear, Benson, AZ. From 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. $15 per person/ $20 per couple donation includes: 1 Poker Run Hand / DJ 12pm - 6pm / 1 Door Prize Ticket. There will also be plenty of vendors!! Fund raisers throughout the day for: Wounded Warrior / Palominas Fire Department Toy Drive Poker Run Information: High Hand $500 / Low Hand $250. Last Out 12pm / Last In 5pm Registration: Buddy's Bar :: Stops Include: Dragoon Bar - Tombstone / Jimmy’s Hot Dog Co - Bisbee / Fire Department Palominas *Bring a Toy for an EXTRA Card / Cochise Motor Sports - Sierra Vista / Final Stop: The Arena Bar - Benson. For more information: SEPTEMBER 10 {SAT} - GLENDALE, AZ* 9*11 PATRIOT DAY Motorcycle Ride Event Time: Sign-in 8AM, Ride leaves at 11AM Event Location: Ride starts at Sanderson Ford, 6400 N. 51st Ave in Glendale. KSU at 11AM. Next Stop - Buddy Stubbs in Anthem. Description: Ride starts at Sanderson Ford, 6400 N. 51st Ave in Glendale. KSU at 11AM. Next Stop - Buddy Stubbs in Anthem. Raffle Prizes and visit store. Last stop Paseo Highlands Park, 3435 West Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix. Tickets are $9.11 includes entrance into park and Joe Nichols Concert. 1st 300 Registered get a Free Event T-shirt. Get your tickets today at SEPTEMBER 10 {SAT} - PHOENIX, AZ*



Calendar - Courtesy of Kirk & Lady Jewells at 9*11 PATRIOT DAY CELEBRATION Event Time: 2pm -9pm Event Location: Paseo Highlands Park, 3435 West Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix Description: 10th Anniversary honoring 9 -11 - 3rd Annual Patriot Day Celebration WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011 (9.10.11) Time: 2 PM – 9 PM WHERE: Paseo Highlands Park, 3435 West Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix BENEFITS: ThanksUSA, Fighter Country Foundation and 100 Club with Scholarships Go To Benefit: • Dependents and spouses of active-duty U.S. military personnel, with special emphasis given to those who lost a loved one in service to America. • Families of Arizona National Guardsmen serving on active duty • Families of Arizona Police and Firemen COST: $9.11. Food and drink will be available for purchase. COLLECTING: New or gently used blankets for Afghan refugees. For more information and to see what speakers are scheduled, please see website SEPTEMBER 11 {SUN} - YUMA, AZ* F.O.P. LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL RUN - The Fraternal Order of Police Yuma Lodge #24 is hosting a run where the proceeds go to constructing a memorial to Honor those LE Officers who were killed in the line of duty within the Yuma area. The event is on the 10th Anniversary of the tragedy that occurred on 9/11/2001 to honor and remember those who were killed in the terrorist attacks that day. Event Time: Registration will begin at 9:00am Event Location: at Bobby’s Territorial – 2550 E. Gila Ridge Road. The run will end at the LZ Bar and Grill. Lunch will start at 1p.m. Cost is $20.00 per person. For more info: Sept 11 {SUN} - SCOTTSDALE, AZ* Every 2nd Sunday BIKE BLESSING AT THE GARDEN CHURCH – Event Time: Service starts at 10AM Event Location: 8th Street & McDonald in Scottsdale, AZ. Description: Senior Pastor Gene James and Motorcycle Minister Rick Black conduct a “Bike Blessing” after service (service starts at 10:00 am) every 2nd second Sunday of the month. You’ll receive a decal and patch; then ride off in our gorgeous weather on a random ride, then a bite to eat and fellowship at a restaurant chosen by the group. The Garden Church located at 86th Street and McDonald. For more info: SEPTEMBER 11 {SUN} - PHOENIX, AZ* 9/11 PATRIOT RIDE Event Description: Remember our Heroes, Thank our Military and Show our American Pride CHECK IN: 8:00 to 10:00 am START 10:30 a.m. LOCATION: Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (formerly Cricket Pavilion) DONATION: $20 per bike. Check-in proceeds benefit Arizona Police and Fire support programs. For more info: or

480.899.0366. SEPT 14 {WED} – TUCSON, AZ* Los Vatos MC & Buffalo Wild Wings CoHosts Hot Wednesday Biker Night Event Time: 6pm – 11pm Event Location:1390 W. Irvington Rd. Tucson, AZ. Description: Presented by Los Vatos MC. Bike Night 2nd Wednesday of every month starting at 6pm. Live Music, Vendors, Food and Drink Specials, Door Prizes. Any Money made Benefits various Tucson charities. For more information Please contact Jim Maldonado to confirm at 520-235-0690 Sept 15 {THUR} – TUCSON, AZ* Branding Iron North presents Bike Nite Event Description: Join us every 3rd Thursday of each month at 6pm. Special attractions will be best bike burnout contest, and a hot legs contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes for both events. $2.00 Domestic Beer. Also free door prizes: Detail and oil change from Knuckleheads detail. Prizes also by Heavy Metal Designz. everyone welcome. 6pm. Branding Iron North, 2660 W. Ruthrauff in Tucson, AZ (520) 888-9452 Sept 16-18 {Fri/Sat/Sun} – COTTONWOOD, AZ* 11 Annual Thunder Valley Rally Event Description: City of Cottonwood’s 11TH Annual Thunder Valley Rally Event in Old Town Cottonwood Sponsored by Cliff Castle Casino and Lodge and Grand Canyon Harley Davidson. We’re going full throttle with the 11th Annual Thunder Valley Rally event in Old Town Cottonwood, Sept. 16th18th. Everyone is welcome (not just the road warriors!) for a weekend full of fun, food, music, and prizes: Join us for the Poker Run with prize money, the KA Cycles Bike Show with prize money, and live music line-up that is going get your motor running. All this, with raffle prizes given away. Thunder Valley Rally is shutting down Old Town! For more information contact Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at 928-639-3200. Thank you OTA, Hensley Anheuser-Bush Budweiser and Pepsi. For additional information: Sept. 17 {SAT} – SOUTH EAST, AZ * (Vail, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Douglas) Bikers for Boots. DETAILS: Find the hidden object at each stop. Start at any of the host sponsors. End point will be either Tombstone Post 24 or Corona Post 109 (to be determined). Reg from 7am - 10am (at any host sponsor). HOST SPONSORS AMERICAN LEGION POST 52, AMERICAN LEGION POST 109, AMERICAN LEGION POST 24, AMERICAN LEGION POST 11. Other stops to be announced. Come have a GREAT ride and support a GREAT group that does a GREAT job helping our active and veteran military and their families! Never heard of Boots for Our Troops. Here is their info.

Sept 17 {SAT} – MESA , AZ * Evil Twin Custom Cycles Hosts Swap-Meet Event Description: The first semi-monthly Swap Meet at Evil Twin was a huge success! Robert is now making this a semi-monthly event. For More Info Call Robert at the shop! 480 784-0040. 8 am - 2 pm, Bike Parts Swap Meet, FREE Vendor Spaces (Vendors can set up starting at 7:00 am), Drinks & Food, Bikini Bike wash provided by Delicious Entertainment. Come on out and get some new parts for your bike and enjoy a day with friends old and new! Sept 17 {SAT} – MESA , AZ * John V Taylor Ride for Research Event Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (registration open) Event Starting Location: Evil Twin, 2534 W. Broadway, in Mesa AZ Event’s End Location: The Monastery at Falcon Field in Mesa , AZ. Event Description: Poker Ride $25.00 per rider, $15.00 per passenger. First 25 registrants receive free T-Shirt (you can pre-register online at and save $5.00) All Proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Superstition HD is one of the stops and will have their Demo Truck on site, check out or test drive their brand new 2012 Bikes. Ending at The Monastery, for festivities such as High hand/Low hand, 50/50 raffle, drawings, and live band 'The Unknown Associates'. Come join in the fun and help support the fight against Pancreatic Cancer. For additional information please see the website or email Sept 17 {SAT} – PHOENIX, AZ* 8th Annual Save The Chesticles Poker Run. Event time: Sign up at 10 a.m. Event Start location: The Steel Horse Saloon 1818 w. Bell Rd. Details: $20/$25 couple. Ride pins first 250 registered riders. $200 best hand/$100 worst hand. Stops include Roadrunner Saloon, Connolly's, The Hideaway Grill. Prizes, Raffles, Auction. Vendors welcome. Proceeds Benefit Komen for the Cure The Arizona 3-day Breast Cancer Awareness event. For more info contact "G" 623-262-7101 or email Sept 17 {SAT}- GLENDALE, AZ * Monsoon Madness Event_Time: 7:00 PM Event Location: Max’s Sports Bar 6727 North 47th Ave, Glendale, Az. Event_Description: Join us for MONSOON MADNESS on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Co-Hosted By Desert Thunder MC and Limey Riders MC and MMA LEATHER DISTRICT Tired Of Being Sand Blasted and almost blown from your ride? Are you ready for the hot sticky weather to end? There’s a light at the end of the tunnel as the end of Monsoon Season approaches. So come in out of the weather and support us for a night of 'old school' biker bar fun at the MAX’S SPORTS BAR located at 6727 North 47th Ave , Glendale, Az ,

(623)637-1671. entry fee $10/ person Party starts at 7:00 pm . Bar Games , music, and food available !! For More Information : Cindy (623)695-5659 or email: Sept 23 –25 {FRI/SAT/SUN} – SHOW LOW, AZ* SUNRIZE SERENITY RUN Event Description: A bike Rally for Clean and Sober bikers. Fri. And Sat. Night Dinner, Sat. and Sun. Breakfast, Poker Run, Bike Games, Speaker Mtgs, Raffles, 50/50 and Bike Blessing. For more information: see website or contact Nancy Blaisdell 928-242-3817 Sept 24 {SAT} – MESA, AZ* EVIL TWIN HOSTS SHRINER HOSPITAL BENEFIT RUN Event Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm at Evil Twin & 4:30PM until ? at Chase Field Event Location: Starts at Evil Twin Custom Cycles & Ends at Chase Field in Phoenix. Event Description: Please Help Robert from Evil Twin and El Zaribah Shrine raise money for the Shriner Hospital and children. We have tickets for a baseball game this Sept 24 at Chase Field. We have 450 tickets for sale, some in the bleachers and some in the Diamond Club. Both sets of seats are located near the pool. They are a great locations with a view and the bleachers might have an opportunity to catch a ball!!!! We also have 4th Street closed for motorcycle parking only. Please come to Evil Twin at 1PM 2534 W. Broadway Rd Ste 5 in Mesa 480-784-0040 on the day of the game at 1pm for some fun, festivity and raffle. Group Ride to Chase Field as a group @ 4pm, game at 5pm. Tickets are going for $20 and $25. Robert has also set it up to have 4th St closed to motorcycle parking only. Contact either Robert or myself for tickets or more information. Come join us for some fun and help raise money for the children. Sept 29 – Oct 2nd, 2011 – Las Vegas, NV* 11th Annual Las Vegas Bikefest Event_Location: Cashman Center Event_Description: RIDIN’ VEGAS STYLE. Las Vegas BikeFest® is the excuse you’ve been looking for to let loose a little. Come celebrate our 11th Annual Event, September 29 – October 2, 2011. A four day international event with Poker Runs, Poker Walk, Limpnickie Lot, Custom Bike Show, Vendor Display, Miss & Mr. Las Vegas BikeFest, Motorcycle Giveaways, entertainment, and more. Don’t miss Artistry in Iron, Master Builders’ Championship where you will see a display of the 20 hottest builders’ bikes. Registration starts as low as $25 and includes event t-shirt, rally pin, commemorative gift, and more. For more information see the website at, or call toll-free 1-866-BIKEFEST or e-mail

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Too Broke for Sturgis Merchandise - We’ve got a lot of merchandise left over from this year’s Too Broke Fundraiser... if you weren’t able to get yours while you were there or if you just weren’t able to get there soon enough, you can still get your Too Broke swag. Just visit either of our web sites and order securely through Paypal!

ABATE Bandana - $4.00, delivered Too Broke Pin - $6.00, delivered

Too Broke Patch - $6.00, delivered

Too Broke Hooded Sweatshirt, black only - $30.00, delivered

Long sleeve, orange only are $20 delivered

Short sleeve, both ash and black are $15 delivered

Denim cutoff in blue or black, $25 delivered



BOD Minutes from July Meeting JULY 10, 2011 Present: Stillray Fitzgerald, Eric Hampton, Casey Yates (secretary), Sean Pinder, Billy Hensler, Don Russell, Alex Gorall (proxy for E.V.)

5000 ft. Options for purchase: Straight out, foreclose, tax sale, lease or purchase land with another entity. Looking for improved lots with electricity and water. Must be motorcycle friendly. 2. Sites that maybe worth considering:

Commercials on Cox Cable. Re: Mongols trademark Club Membership - joining our roster. November elections to be at Kid Chilleens’ November 6, 2011

Guests: Tim O’Reilly, Carole O’Reilly, Darla Hampton, J.P., Eric Faggard, Joe Ferrucci, Victor Grady, J.R., Tina Benoit, Darin Yates, Ron Kool, Margie Ferrucci

A. Mohave County - hot but locations available

Sean Pinder - 501c-4n no news. Must have a separate account. Entity to apply for grant money and other forms of donations and tax deductions.

B. Showlow


Call to order: Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of Silence by Joe Ferrucci

C. Winkleman - can rent a venue for $1800 - Stillray has details.

Changing expenses:

Business membership currently for 2 people. Club Membership would allow 5 members Club Associate membership *Motion made by Bill Hensler to include 5ppl in membership for $125 2nd Stillray Motion Passes all in favor. None opposed

A. Officer expenses and reimbursements Moment of silence for James Waters.

D. Globe - Loners land maybe available

J.R. TBFS Update B. Objective to see where we spend money

1. Ratify Tim O’Reilly as Vice President.

E. Ash Fork - 61 acres to consider

$658 for security - not invoiced as of yet C. Budgets - actual expenses

All in favor. None Opposed. Tim O’Reilly now VP

F. Happy Jack Lodge - rental property available (Billy getting information)

2. State budget should include $1000 $1500 per chapter for motorcycle awareness and safety. (EV)

3. Motorcycle Riders Course /MSF I.e. Team Oregon A. Is the Board interested?

A. Look at a blanket plan instead, check out grants for MRO’s. B. Itemized budget to present to BOD. *Motion made by Sean 2nd Stillray all in favor . None opposed. Motion Passed 3. Left turn arrows. All cities in Maricopa County should be uniform, with a dedicated left turn arrow.

B. Grant money. C. Incorporate Team Oregon into an MSF Training course.

D. Matt and Jess to get a more detailed report*TABLED* State has been paying for Motorcycle Awareness in May. More dates need to be set for M/C safety. *Motion made by Stillray to accept Eric Osborn’s MRF resignation. 2nd Billy Hensler

Review April meeting for the removal of Joyce Rutherford Yavapai Chapter. *Tabled until next BOD Tri fold pamphlets paid by for state or chapter?

Motion passed all in favor. None opposed. D. State of Colorado has m/c training E. State of Arizona not giving out license for m/c training

*Tabled until next BOD *Motion made by Stillray for Rick Henry to be MRF State Rep. 2nd Sean Pinder Motion passed all in favor. None opposed

F. M/C Safety Class

Carole O’Reilly - Lobbyist report.

Margie Ferrucci asked to BOD to consider advertising on buses. Jimmy Page suggests advertising on all buses throughout the valley.

Open discussion:

M/C emissions in Maricopa County put offstill sitting with EPA for approval

Other forms of advertising that ABATE uses:

1. Land Purchase - Casey to start looking for property up north up to 40 acres. Above

Tim O’Reilly - will get report to Masterlink/Officers

Radio spots on KSLX and KDKB

*Tabled until next meeting. A. Carole to get statistics on left turn fatalities by municipalities. Open to organizations and clubs.

TBFS Committee to research other facilities prior to 2012 TBFS. Requirement for relocation must provide the options that Mormon Lake provides for us now.

Yuma Chapter up and running. Flagstaff getting ready to reopen chapter. Ride to be scheduled to ride to Yuma to welcome their chapter back to ABATE. Date to follow. Motion to adjourn: Bill Hensler 2nd: Sean Pinder None opposed. Next Meeting: October 2, 2011



Hamstertime Good Morning America. As most, if not all, of the editors for the various publications I write for will attest, I'm not good at meeting deadlines. It's not because I'm lazy or not interested in this column, quite the contrary but life has it's own way of throwing up roadblocks. Many times, I'm so busy living my life to the fullest, I simply don't have time to sit down long enough to write about it. Well, today is the 18th straight day of 90 plus degree weather and as I sit here in this sweltering heat, I thank the Good Lord for air conditioning. Yes, I know this is a motorcycle related publication and I should be writing another amazing article about one of my recent adventures on back of my Harley but....... I can't write and ride at the same time. So for the next couple of hours, I'll kick back in my "mentally palatial" 2 bedroom estate and suck up all the A/C that I can. So open a cold one and take a

load off while I try to relate some stories from the road that have happened the last couple months. My life is anything but boring ! I have a good friend from Kentucky named Greg Puckett. About 2 years ago after attending the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Greg decided that he wanted to do "something big" and he wanted it to be something involving motorcycles. He did but I can't divulge what he's doing yet because it could ruin the surprise !! Now, fast forward a couple months , my cell phone rings; (Me) Hello? (Greg) Hamster, this is Greg Puckett. Hey listen, Jesse and the Boys are playin' tonight at the old Black Stallion out on Kellogg Ave. Would you like to come out and have dinner with the band and hang out back stage ? ( Me) OK, sure Greg, why not hang



Hamstertime (continued) out with a big time rock and roll band and did you say there was food involved ?... For the record, I could care less about meeting another rock band but I'm a sucker for free food. This was the first time Greg had met these guys and I think he was a little nervous. Me on the other hand? Oh hell no, I just headed for the cooler and opened a PBR in a can. Come on, it was beer, it was cold and it was free. The band Greg was referring to is the band Jackyl and Jessie is one Jesse James Dupree. Jesse is a very good dude and he's all business when it comes to his band. As I was to come to find out, he is also one hell of an entertainer and a big part of the TV show Full Throttle Saloon on the FX Network.You know, that show shot during bike week in Sturgis If you watched the show last season, you've seen my friend Greg Puckett on there a lot also. I tuned in once to see Greg and the rap star DMC standing arm and arm. IF someone had bet me a hundred dollars that Less than a year later I'd be seeing my friend Greg Puckett standing on national TV with a world famous Rapper, I would have lost that bet. If your over 50 years old from the Greater Cincinnati area, you remember the old Black Stallion. It's changed names about 20 times since

then but ,my oh my, when the Black Stallion was happening, it was one of the hottest joints in town. Well, that night was a blast !!! Jessie's band mates are some of the nicest most down to earth guys I've ever encountered. They were far from the Rock Star Prima Dona image that some big name bands think they are entitled to be. Just a couple good ol' southern boys from Georgia. We drank PBR in a can and shared a couple shots of Crown Royal. I came away with a very good lesson that night also; if ya want really good service at Arlens Bar, walk in with a rock band. Those waitresses were coming out of the woodwork. And yes, Jessie bought my supper that night. Were there any super hot chicks there ? Come on now, this is Jackyl we're talking about here. There were a bunch of good looking woman hanging around. They weren't looking for no middle aged balding Biker guys but, they were there and I guess that's another story for another day . Many thanks to my good friend Greg Puckett and the guys from the band Jackyl for a hell of a great night. Peace. Until Next Month.............. Hamster

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Too Broke for Sturgis By Charity Stuart Boy, it sure was nice to get out of the heat for a few days! Up in the cool pines the scenic ridin country, motorcycle enthusiasts and friends looking forward to enjoying AZ’s largest MRO fundraising event Abate of AZ’s annual Too Broke for Sturgis. We as a community celebrated a grand kick off to the 20th anniversary, with cake to commemorate the milestone, people games, band with a special guest, tattoo and of course the Miss Too Broke contest. Unfortunately, this year only lasted one day, but never the less, attendance has grown to nearly 2000 registered. The event’s largest attendance yet and only day one! Amazing participation for being an event that is run privately by a single (NOT FOR PROFIT) MRO, ABATE of AZ. Usually such attendance shows at major events run by successful promotion companies, hired personnel and intended to bring in lots of revenue! On the contrary, this event is run solely on the good nature of volunteers and no profits are pocketed. This event, from day one, has been ABATE’s (and only ABATE’s) primary fundraiser. Moneys are used to fight legislation, allowing motorcycle enthusiasts the right to ride the way they choose. Lobbyists in the organization do not get paid for their time or effort except in the passion shared. Membership comes with perks, as with any community sharing a passion, we benefit from family type camaraderie, lifetime friendships, uplifting morale and excellent networking, Oh don’t forget! Just recently introduced, members also receive life insurance. Free!

Personally, I feel privileged to be a member and to have had such wonderful experience with the ABATE community. Just like a family, we have good times and bad. But no matter how extreme the experience, it bestows upon us memories and experiences to share and learn from. This annual event for many is a breath of fresh air; a time to let the hair down, to relax with those not seen in a while, and to show off skills in a few ways such as in the bike/people games. Even the unpaid volunteers have fun and take pride in having a hand in the fundraiser’s success. Attendees find this occasion to be a highlight of the year, satisfying a personal desire to vacation, yet give back to the community. Vivid images of the very first ABATE Too Broke for Sturgis pop in from time to time, such as, when the other kids and I went exploring, happening to find the following year’s location, the memorable taco bite, or so little traffic the gathering could take place just off the shoulder of the highway. ABATE’s community and efforts have made tremendous strides, overcoming so many obstacles over the years. The entire TBFS committee and volunteers deserve commendation and thank you for such an outstanding job that’s been done, all the hard work, the sweat and tears put into long hours, for taking on this task and asking nothing in return. People and actions such as these are what keep a community alive and strong. I look forward next year the 21st annual Too Broke for Sturgis, may it bring our community together even stronger than ever. Thank you ABATE for allowing me the freedom to ride the way I want!

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3% of Roadway crashes involve motorcyclists but 17% of roadway fatalities were motorcyclists. Statistically, another motorcyclist is the first to be on the scene of a motorcycle crash. The purpose of Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance Programs is to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through First Response Education. 100 series: Bystander Assistance Program Ͳ “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclistâ€? This course is designed for the average motorcyclist. No prior training is necessary. “BAPâ€? classes have made an impact on over 10,000 motorcyclists! Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the specifics of motorcycle trauma care. Rescuer Safety, Assessment & Treatment, Mechanisms of Injury, Good Samaritan Laws are all covered in this seven hour course. There are no other classes like it! For more information or to sign up for a class, call Jean.

NEXT CLASS SCHEDULED for Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:00 – 4:30 PM at the PLACE to be announced. Class size is limited to 15 people. The fee is $50.00 per person, payable in cash at the door. ABATE will pay $25 of the fee for current members. Bring your membership card to class with you. Call or email Jean today – 602Ͳ616Ͳ9855,






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To Bling or Not to Bling, That is the Question. They say that your ride is an extension of your personality. This must be true because rarely do you see 2 bikes the same! Unless it's stock, off the showroom floor or the "his and hers" editions each bike is different. That is one of the best things about owning a bike, you can strip them down, murder them out, give it a wicked paint job, change the handlebars, chrome 'em, fringe, bags, bling, more bling, more lights, more leather, Conchos, beads, drop them to the ground, chopper them out or make it a rat bike the choice is yours. That is why the vendors love us so much, bikers at a bike show are like kids in a candy store, so much to see, but not enough money to buy it all.

I guess it could be said a bike is much like a woman, we have a need to accessorize. Bikers take pride in their ride, that is obvious especially when you ride in a group, you can tell that the bikes are washed, waxed and dried, the chrome polished so well you can see yourself. With the roar of the engines it's like a parade, when you look around people are smiling and staring, just wishing they were riding too! One thing is certain, know matter how you customize or bling your ride, it is sure to be one of a kind, just like it's rider Casey Yates State Secretary

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Important Phone Numbers Aid to Injured Motorcyclists - A.I.M. - (800) 521-2425 24-Hr. Legal Assistance for all accidents

Aid to Incarcerated Motorcyclists A.I.M. - (800) 235-2424 24-Hr. Legal Criminal Defense

National Legislative Hot Line - (800) 300-NCOM 24-Hr. Motorcycle Legislative Alerts

National Coalition of Motorcyclists NCOM- (800) 525-5355 Fighting for Bikers Rights

Confederation of Clubs. - (800) 531-2424 Motorcycle Clubs Fighting Against Discrimination

Motorcycle Riders Foundation Washington D.C. Office (202) 546-0983



Business Member Spotlight Business name: AZ Alarm Doctor LLC. Contact: Jim Shaw Address: 6040 E Main St.#135 Phone: 480-334-6087 Website: Email address: How long have you been in business? Experienced since 1971 What is your business? Service and Installation of Security and Burglar Alarm Systems Have you always been at this location? Ca. Az. and Tx. Do you ride? If so, what? 78 FX Shovel , 91 FLH Bagger 2000 Harley F-150 Additional information you’d like readers to know: we are also Bike novelty and Hand Sewn Gift vendors at various Bike runs and events Do you have any events coming up? now offering a free Key Fob new Wireless Installations Mention Abate for Discount !

May’s Guest Safety Article by Stacey “Ax” Axmaker Director - Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program Curse the Darkness, or Light a Candle? FACT: Car drivers often do not see us in traffic. FACT: Many crashes involve a car driver violating a motorcyclist’s right of way (turning left in front of us, for example). FACT: When there is a crash, we are much more likely to get hurt. These are the facts. The STAR program is developing a motorist awareness campaign for 2007 to help with this, but as

individual riders in traffic, there is little we can do to change these facts. The question to ask ourselves is “What can we do – given these facts?” Many riders say “Drivers SHOULD see us!” And I have to agree. However, there are a lot of things that SHOULD be: I SHOULD be 25 pounds lighter than I am The Seahawks really SHOULD have won the Superbowl last year My dog SHOULD pee outside, and not on the carpet Wishing it were different doesn’t change

anything. So, what can we do? #1. Expect them NOT to see you. This means being prepared for the oncoming car to turn in front of you. This means being prepared for the car to change lanes into your space. This means taking action by adjusting your speed, adjusting your position, and communicating with traffic as needed to make yourself less vulnerable and give you more time to react. #2. Take steps to be more visible. Now you might think, “Why should I have to do that – they are the ones that should see me!” True enough. But who suffers if they don’t see you? Take a look at your riding gear and your bike – how visible

are you? If you are all in dark colors, you can be difficult to see. Light colors, extra lights, and retro-reflective material on your jacket, helmet, and/or bike can really help you stand out. #3. Try not to get emotionally involved. If someone cuts you off, turns in front of you, or tries to change lanes into you – give them the benefit of the doubt that they didn’t do it on purpose. The main reason for this is that when we get mad, we make bad decisions. Let’s face it – racing up beside them and flipping them off really doesn’t accomplish anything except maybe make THEM mad, too.

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Loud Loud pipes.. deep throaty base lets everyone know your there. Lightly used and in excellent condition. Retail on this set is 479.00 dollars. Pipes are stacked low and feature full-radius heat shields embossed with Santee's® distinctive logo. These pipe sets are the best combination of performance and looks with a 1-3/4"-diameter inner pipe and a 2-1/2" outer cover. Chrome billet end caps with integral baffles are included. Pipes are Chrome and have no dings or scratches they are in excellent condition... even the inner 1 and 3/4 pipe has little bluing... I just wanted to add this since i have had many questions as to the condition of the pipes.. Price: $150.00 James Osborne 623-692-5597

1998 Harley Davidson Dyna Glide FXDS, $ 6700 Convertible Model with quick detach saddlebags and windshield. Custom Mustang Seat, Strobe Headlight, Bright Running Lights, One Owner, Excellent Condition. Call Dan at 520-399-2253

FOR SALE 1993 Harley-Davidson FLSTC

2003 Harley- 100th Anniversary FXDX Dyna Super Glide Sport

Heritage Softail Classic 42K Miles. Lots of Custom Chrome $7000.00 or Best Offer Jim - 520-247-3051

2000 HD Custom (623) 374-5510 $15K OBO

Has added – 100th Anniversary Gold Key Package Stored- Like New -Driven less than 200 miles Black Textured Paint - This Model Highly Rated – Built for speed. Judy Rovno 928-234-2969 2002 V8 Trike Chevy 350c.i. engine. Automatic Transmission. Harley Davidson Fatboy Front End. Very comfortable ride -- Adjustable Air Shocks. AM/FM, Tape, CD Player. Great sound system. Harley Davidson "Luxury Rich Red" paint. Blue and Gold Ghost Ribbons. Beautiful Tank Mural of Pegasus. Lots of Chrome. Loaded. Prize Winner. A real beauty. Easy Maintenance. $19,000 o.b.o. 928-445-3992

One-Piece DayTripper motorcycle seat New - never used - In box Retails for $359 model 76189 fits Honda VT 750 Spirit 2001-2006 & VT 750DC 2007-2009. The detailed stitch work in the highly durable, synthetic glove-leather makes the DayTripper a show winner. $150.00 Call Bob @ 602-463-0544

FOR SALE: 2008 Harley Davidson Road Glide- 6,240 miles-lowering kit-travel package-AM/FM/WB/CD- 6 speed-Dark Blue Pearl-Corbin Solo and Stock Seat- asking $17,000. e-mail serious inquiries to:

2003 Honda Shadow A.C.E. 750 for sale. This bike has been very well maintained and is in excellent condition. Runs like a top, looks amazing-beautiful black paint, no dings or scratches. Has many upgrades including a removable windvest, upgraded mirrors, rear tiedown chrome rack, aftermarket Kuryakyn ISO grips with chrome accents and Throttle Boss, plus a Kontour custom seat. Passenger seat and foot pegs included. Great first bike! This is a wonderful bike for anyone who wants to ride without constant wrenching. 31,000 miles, regular maintenance done professionally. She is worth $4,000 with all the extras and the condition, but will take 3,200. Relocating, advertising in southern Arizona, serious buyers only-call 520-490-4548 or send email to

2006 H-D Dyna Street Bob 11,000 miles, $22,000 invested, selling for $16,000. Contact Pete @ (602) 315-6950 2003 Honda TRX400XL ATV - $2500 obo AzTech Flatbed Trailer (Car/ATV Hauler) $2200 obo 1991 Rockwood Class A Motohome 27’, 46.6 miles $12,000 obo. Very clean, must see to appreciate, amenities include: cb radio, full kitchen, microwave, oven, stove, walk in bath, shower, full size bed with lots of storage underneath, sleeps 4 adults comfortably! 2008 STS Cadillac for sale, 23K miles $28,000 obo Call 928-718-6296 Cell 928-716-7289 FOR SALE 2006 H-D HERITAGE SOFTAIL CLASSIC 18,282 MILES, NEW REAR TIRE, KURYAKYN HAND GRIPS, ENGINE GUARD, SADDLEBAG LUGGAGE LINERS, "SAGGY BAG" INSERTS, TAIL LIGHTS ARE TURN SIGNALS/BRAKE LIGHTS COMBO WITH RED LENSES, VANCE & HINES PIPES, KING SIZE WINDSHIELD, 4 INCH EXTENDED HANDLEBARS, CHROME BRAIDED CABLES, MUDFLAP, LUGGAGE RACK, CUSTOM COVERS, GARAGE OPENER IN HANDLEBAR. 1 YEAR PRE-PAID SERVICE @ SIERRA VISTA H-D, TWO YEARS ON EXTENDED WARRANTY. $15,000.00 CALL BOB 520-663-3818

2003 Honda Magna 750 Beautiful Condition, Well Maintained, and Garage Stored with only 7,100 mi. Smooth, Blue, Light & Quick 4-Cylinder Cruiser with 80+ hp Jardine Forward Controls, Windshield, Sissy-bar T-Bag, and Shop Manual Good Tires, Battery, and Chain...Adult Owned Call Phil in Show Low at (928) 532-3299


2000 H-D Sportster 4 plug heads, K&N air filter, larger gas tank, forward controls, straight drag pipes, windshield, sissy bar, saddlebags, really good tires. NOT ABUSED. Always garaged or covered. Original pipes, battery minder and Clymer book included. $5000 in Payson Call (928) 517-8271 or (928) 474-5287 2009 XR 1200 This is Harley’s only entry to the sport bike arena. This bike was released in Europe but it created such a furor that the motor company brought only 750 units to the states. Bike is orange and stock with the upswept pipes. Always garaged, maintained by dealer, never raced. Good rubber with 15,802 easy miles. Sacrifice at $8200. Call Ron at 520-203-2323. Bike can be seen and purchased at Big Sky Motorcycles.

The Masterlink - September 2011  

The September 2011 edition of the ABATE of Arizona newsletter, The Masterlink.

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