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June 2020

Use Your Head!

Full Throttle Magazine June Issue 2020

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Safety Tips For A New Motorcycle Rider! Page 12-13

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Gaslight Garage Family Treasure Page 30-31


Use Your Head! W

e love our family (hey, that’s you all!) here at Doc’s H-D, and we want to keep you coming back for years to come! Part of that is helping to keep you safe! With that in mind, let’s talk helmets! Every rider knows that helmets are a crucial part of the Riding Gear outfit for a Harley-Davidson owner, or any bike owner for that matter, but there are a few things that you may not know. So let’s get to it! Helmets are more than just a way to express your style: they should actually do the job of protecting your skull! It is imperative that if you are going to wear a helmet (which you absolutely should), that it be a DOT sanctioned one. Novelty helmets just don’t DO THE JOB! What good is looking awesome if you are in a hospital bed the rest of your life? Don’t ruin your right to ride by getting a sub-par helmet. There are TONS of slick-looking DOT approved helmets out there for you to choose from, so you will be covered… literally and figuratively! Next, let’s discuss sizing and fit. FIT IS VITAL! That is Harley-Davidson’s stance on it, so take our word for it. If your helmet doesn’t fit correctly, it cannot do its job. If it is fitted correctly, it should sit one inch above your brows and won’t slide forward or side-to-side when on. Just like you would when trying on shoes, wear it for a few minutes to ensure the fit is correct and comfortable. If it is too tight or too lose, your helmet won’t help you much. Harley-Davidson says that roughly 15 minutes is enough time to know for sure whether or not the helmet will work for you. Let a professional help you! Our Motorclothes staff here at Doc’s is trained to pick the perfect fit for you, so let them assist you with your selection. It is very important that the future helmet wearer is present for the process; helmets are impossible to properly fit without a head to place them on! If you want to purchase a helmet as a gift, surprise them with a visit to the dealership! It’s a fun outing, too! Your helmet style will also vary on the riding that you will be doing. If you are riding cross-country or don’t like windburn, a full face (my personal fave) if probably your best bet. If you are riding around on the weekends to take in the nice weather or don’t like the feel of a helmet restricting you, a half helmet might be just what you are looking for. If you are unsure, ask us! We want to help you have the best riding experience possible!

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T a ble o f C on ten t Page 3 & 5: Use Your Head! Page 6: Cruisin’ Calendar Page 12-13: Safety Tips For A New

Motorcycle Rider

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Full Throttle Magazine 6209 Mid River Mall Dr Ste 182 St Charles, MO 63304 Robert Blanton, Publisher Publisher@fullthrottle-magazine.com Cindy Blanton, Editor Editor@fullthrottle-magazine.com Contributing Writers Zach White, Doc's H-D, Tony Goodrich, Sales Staff Robert Blanton, Contributing Photographer Robert Blanton, Denis Niederhoffer Nick Gaines

I not sure what anyone else thinks, but with all this Covid-19 stuff, it just does not seem like we are entering June. With the huge number of businesses closed and/ or just operating on a limited basis, I feel like we have missed most of our spring. This lockdown has taken a toll on many people and many businesses. I have hope that as the states start to open up again, we can all bring the economy back to a respectable place and people can get back to work. Our prayers go out to all our readers, advertisers and anyone negatively affected by this pandemic. We are hoping to have an answer from the City of Valley Park by the first of June regarding us starting up our Weds Bike Night at Bobby’s Place. I am optimistic that by the middle of June we should be able to get things going again and enjoy some time together at Historic Route 66 Bike Night. I know I am certainly ready see everyone out and about again for a great night of friends and fun. One a positive note, The Lake of the Ozark Bikefest will be in full swing starting Weds September 16th and running through Sunday September 20th. Many rooms have already sold out and I strongly suggest you make your reservations because September will be before you know it. This year marks the 14th Annual Lake of the Ozark Bikefest and will certainly be the Biggest and Best one ever. If you have never attended, you’re missing the Midwest’s largest Bike Rally. There are hundreds of bars and restaurants that open their door and welcome us, the biking community. There are hundreds of miles of Ozark Country backroads that are a joy to ride. And for $20.00 you can buy a Passport Book presented by Full Throttle Magazine and enjoy a chance to win a New Harley Davidson RoadKing Motorcycle to be given away on Sunday September 20th. The idea is simple, buy the Passport Book and get it stamped at the 24 participating location, drop it off at Lake Ozark Harley at our Passport booth and we will draw a winner of the New Harley Roadking on Sunday the 20th. The neat part is you do not have to be present to win. I look forward to seeing you all very soon at Bobby’s Place for Weds Bike Night and on the streets doing what we do, burning gas. As always, my friends ride safe and see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine.

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Helmet care is more than just finding a safe place to secure it to your bike. Most people know that you shouldn’t drop it, but do you know that a drop of just three feet or more is enough to warrant replacing it? Any drop at all is enough according to Harley-Davidson, and here’s why: helmets are designed for one impact only. They are one and done. The outer shell can be fractured or the lining can be compressed or cracked without you even knowing that it happened. If this does occur, the helmet will not do the job you purchased it to do when you need it most. Is it worth that gamble? Haven’t dropped your helmet lately? You should still replace them every three to five years, depending on frequency of wear. Harley-Davidson helps you track this by providing a “purchased on date” sticker that you can place under the comfort liner. Did you know that you should clean your helmet? Cleaning it actually helps it do its job to full capacity! Just use a gentle soap to wash the outer shell and inner lining, but avoid harsh cleaners or solvents, as they can cause severe damage to the protective coatings. Keep the helmet safe, folks, and it will help do the same for you! Need a new helmet? Come see us at Doc’s Harley-Davidson and our staff will be more than happy to get you on the road with the perfect one! We are located at 930 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122. Give us a call at 314.965.0166, check out our website at docsh-d.com or chat us up on Facebook! Stay safe out there!


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oday, Motorcycles are once again, becoming more and more popular. Along with their popularity, it’s natural for there to be new inexperienced riders. Full Throttle magazine thought it would be good to give new riders a few safety tips that could be very helpful. We all know is that getting on a motorcycle for your first time can be pretty scary and very intimidating. The very first thing that I always suggest to a new rider is to attend a motorcycle training course and a motorcycle safety course. Even if your state doesn’t require you to take a motorcycle training or safety course, you should. These classes will teach you about the traffic safety laws that apply to motorcycles in your state, how to respond to emergency situations on a motorcycle, and give you a chance to try out your new skills in a controlled environment. The instructors will also give you tips about motorcycle maintenance, and how to avoid unsafe situations. Taking a motorcycle training and safety course prepares you to hit the road and to do it with much more confidence. Also, in a lot of states, after you take the training and safety course, they give you a certificate that you can take to your local DMV to get your motorcycle license without taking drivers course test. Once you have your motorcycle license, you will be ready to purchase your bike. First things first, you want to make sure that you’re getting on a bike that you can handle. Then, it’s always very helpful to get a bike that has an anti-lock braking system and traction control. Those are two very important features for a new motorcycle rider. In reality these components are important features for any motorcycle rider. The motorcycle anti-lock braking system, or ABS, prevents the wheels from locking during braking situations. Based on information from the wheel speed sensors, the ABS unit adjusts the pressure of the brake fluid in order to keep traction and help avoid fall downs. Motorcycle ABS helps the rider to maintain stability during breaking, and to decrease the stopping distance. It helps provide better traction, even on low friction surfaces. National and international organizations evaluate ABS as an important factor to increase safety and reduce motorcycle accident numbers. Another important factor to increase motorcycle safety is traction control, which is a newer feature for motorcyclist. Traction Control systems limit rear-wheel slippage during acceleration on lowtraction road surfaces and also during hard acceleration. The Traction Control system performs this function by constantly monitoring the speeds of the front and rear wheels via the wheel speed sensors incorporated into the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The system also factors in data from various engine parameters, plus throttle position. A potential loss of traction is calculated when the rear wheel begins to rotate significantly faster than the front. When the speed variance between the front and rear wheels grows large enough to indicate an imminent loss of traction, the system regulates torque application automatically by reducing fuel delivery to the engine. This ensures a seamless, unobtrusive modulation of power delivery in low-traction circumstances. The correct gear is also very important when riding a motorcycle. We’ve all seen the people that wear shorts and flip flops on a motorcycle, right? Those people are definitely not being safe. When on a motorcycle you are sitting directly on top of the engine and exhaust system which get very hot very fast.

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Motorcycle Riders

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Motorcycles offer very little protection in an accident situation; what a rider wears plays a huge part in protecting themselves. There is a reason you see a lot of bikers wearing leather gear. It is strong enough to protect your skin against the road surfaces. Plus, there are many other hazards that motorcycle riders are exposed too, like rocks, bugs, cigarette butts and much more. At 60 MPH getting hit by even a small rock or bug doesn’t feel very good. Of course now today, it’s not all about leather anymore. There are many different companies out there that make motorcycle gear out of other sturdy materials that can keep you cooler in hot temperatures, and warmer in cool temperatures, and still protect your body. Most of this new gear is made up of a lightweight, Breathable material, such as Kevlar, but have very heavy duty armor panels in key places like along your spine, down your torso, and on your shoulders and elbows. The correct shoes can also be very important to a rider. To shift gears on most motorcycle’s you lift up with your toes. So open toed shoes can become painful very fast. The shoes you wear will be the only protection your feet have while riding. So I suggest you look for something with a rugged sole, something with good ankle support, and of course something that will be both comfortable and durable. You always want to avoid distractions when riding. We all know distracted driving is a bad idea, it’s even worse when you’re riding a motorcycle. You always want to stay aware of your surroundings; understand that motorcycles are a lot harder to see than a car, especially the people that are driving large trucks and SUV’s. Just because you see a vehicle, doesn’t mean that they see you. So, always be prepared to react to any situations that gets put in front of you. For me one of the most important things you can do to stay safe when riding is wear a helmet, not just any helmet, the RIGHT kind of helmet. Helmets are the only thing that protects your head when riding. But you definitely don’t want just any helmet. You need to look for a helmet that has been approved by the department of transportation. It will have a sticker or a tag on it that says DOT approved. Those helmets have been tested and approved to be effective by the department of transportation. You also always want to make sure your helmet fits you properly. It can’t be too tight, or too loose, and should not obstruct your vision at all. It also should cover most of your head. There are many different types of helmets that are DOT approved, you just have to find the one that fits you and is comfortable. Riding a motorcycle is a skill, and like all skills it is something that you need to develop. You may be fine to take a little cruise on your motorcycle around the town, but it takes time to develop the skills to consider yourself an expert rider. To stay safe, you always want to ride within your skill set. It doesn’t make you cool because you can ride fast, or weave in and out of traffic, or do a wheelie. You need to take plenty of time to build your riding skills and only ride in situations where you know your skills are up to the job. If you want to challenge yourself, which is a good way to grow your skills, you need to do it in a safe controlled way. Many motorcycle dealers offer advanced riding courses where you can practice much more advanced maneuvers. So remember always have the right gear for you, the right motorcycle for you, and always ride safe and have fun.

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CRACK UP’S Darling, I just called to tell you how awesome you are. You really are the love of my life… – Sir – I’m sorry, this is a brewery! – Oh I know… ______________________ Some guy called me a tool. So I got hammered and nailed his girlfriend. Guess he was right. _______________________ I went down the street to a 24-hour grocery store. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, "Hey! The sign says you're open 24 hours." He Said, "Yes, but not in a row!" ________________________ Boy: The principal is so dumb! Girl: Do you know who I am? Boy: No... Girl: I am the principal's daughter! Boy: Do you know who I am? Girl: No... Boy: Good! *Walks away* _________________________ Beer Bottle: You break me, you get 1 year of bad luck!

another 2, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Seven." Teacher: "No, listen carefully... If I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Seven." Teacher: "Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Six." Teacher: "Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Seven!" Teacher: "Johnny, where in the heck do you get seven from?!" Johnny: "Because I've already got a freaking cat!" ________________________ A blonde and a redhead have a ranch. They have just lost their bull. The women need to buy another, but only have $500. The redhead tells the blonde, "I will go to the market and see if I can find one for under that amount. If I can, I will send you a telegram." She goes to the market and finds one for $499. Having only one dollar left, she goes to the telegraph office and finds out that it costs one dollar per word. She is stumped on how to tell the blonde to bring the truck and trailer. Finally, she tells the telegraph operator to send the word "comfortable." Skeptical, the operator asks, "How will she know to come with the trailer from just that word?" The redhead replies, "She's a blonde so she reads slow: 'Come for ta bull.' _________________________

Mirror: You kiddin' me? You break me, then y'all get 7 A boy asks his father, "Dad, are bugs good to eat?" years bad luck! "That's disgusting. Don't talk about things like that over dinner," the dad replies. After dinner the father Condom: Hahaha... (Condom walks off laughing) asks, "Now, son, what did you want to ask me?" "Oh, _____________________ nothing," the boy says. "There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone." Teacher: "If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and

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"EXECUTE" How's it going Full Throttle readers? Zach White here to give

you the latest and greatest info from St. Charles Harley-Davidson. What a roller coaster of a month it has been. We went from cutting hours for a few weeks to back to our regular schedule. We appreciate all our customers that have helped us get through these crazy times. We look forward to seeing more of you as the rain slows down and the temperature rises. We will be hosting another blood drive on June 15th, Contact Sandy to RSVP! All other events at the dealership are still on a stand still until further notice. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for up to date info on what’s new. We are getting Motorsports Service moved into the New service department and can’t wait to show you all. Come in and check out the progress as we continue to build it bigger and better than before! This month I want to show off a Road Glide Special with a fat front end. This is on our showroom floor and ready for you to take it on its next adventure. As you can see looking from the side of the front wheel it looks amazing. It is one of my favorite wheels made by Xtreme Machine, the Execute. The 18” x 5.5” front wheel handles even better than stock. To top it off we installed some Pirelli Night Dragon tires on the front and rear. Wow do these tires stick! To keep the wheel open on the right side we went with a single side rotor and caliper! The matching 13” rotor along with the 6 piston caliper gives you all the stopping power you need for this Milwaukee Eight Road Glide Special. Come in and check this bike out and make it your own. From the factory blacked out look from front to back and the steam roller front end. It’s a starting point for an amazing custom build that I can’t wait to sit down and complete with you. Thanks again for taking the time to read this. If you come to St. Charles Harley-Davidson, be sure to ask for me, Zach White. If you'd like to set up a consultation, you can contact me by phone (636-9466487) or email (zach@stcharlesharleydavidson.com). I'm here to make all of your Harley-Davidson dreams come true!

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D

uring the early 60’s, car manufactures were in their heyday of mass-producing incredible automobiles, especially Chevrolet. Each year under the watchful eye of Harley Earl, it seemed they would have different front/rear fascia treatments, engine combinations and interior upgrades. Now take in consideration, all of these moves were 1-2 years in advance before their debut dates. A lot of man power was necessary to make all of this happen.

The Impala nameplate, one of Chevrolet’s most recognized badges, became very noticeable with its dual headlamps and triple taillights. With Bill Mitchell as the Director of Design, the ’62 & ’63 Impala models seemed to have drawn the most attention, the public consumer was hooked. Even today, these models are seen as the blank canvas for the many custom car builders across the country. As in the case of this 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS, purchased new by a little old lady from Wood River, IL at Hamlin Chevrolet, also in Wood River (now Jack Schmitt Chevrolet), she proceeded to drive it for almost a year, then traded back to Hamlin for a smaller, less powerful car. The owner, Todd Eberhart was just a mere infant at time his dad Gerry saw the car on the lot and fell in love with this stylish, but yet roomy car for his family. He put a down payment of 5 dollars to hold it and he got financed and it has been in the family ever since. The white exterior and black interior with SS trim everywhere was definitely a sight to behold. Also, with the SS package was the potent 327 cu. in., 325 hp double hump heads motor mated to the two-speed Powerglide, which would get any gearheads heart racing from the sound exiting the dual exhaust. The Eberhart family car has seen its glory through the sixties into the early eighties. It has hauled the kids to many sporting activities and events as well being Todd’s transportation to Rolla, MO where he was earning his engineering degree. As Todd put it, the very large trunk area made a great hiding spot for Drive Ins and beverage cooler. Maybe, that’s why the trunk floor was rusted out? As years progressed, the poor Impala SS suffered as with most Midwestern cars, salty winters, which causes rust. It just seemed rust was trying to take away all the memories away, the x-chassis was not safe to be on the road and you could read a newspaper through the floors. After years of having the pleasure of working with both Gerry and Todd at Winchester Ammunition, I had left to start this new adventure of restoring and building custom cars, known as Tony’s Rod and Custom. A couple of years later, Todd approached me about bringing the ’63 Impala

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back to life. Wow, did it need a huge makeover! Never one to back down from a challenge, I accepted, what was I thinking? It needed floor pans, trunk pans, lower qtr panels, rockers, door skins and many small sections of rust cracked metal repair, or basically a new body. With Todd having an original factory assembly manual, he was able to repair the x-chassis per GM specs before any body work began. The body was set back on the chassis and delivered to Tony’s shop. After many hours of sheet metal repair of the above said mentioned, it was time to uniform the exterior in Martin Senour epoxy primer. One of the great stories of this restoration came when Todd brought Gerry out to show him what was going on. I had all of the floor pans, braces, trunk pans and fill panels all laid out on the driveway in proper order. Now, take in mind, Gerry had been my mentor on bullet jacket and shellcase design at Winchester. With that being said, he sees the body on the rotisserie with all of the bad metal cut out and asks, do you really know how this all goes back together? Without any hesitation, I responded with, the instructions say this piece goes here and that piece go there, no problem. He was speechless and very concerned. He didn’t see the car again until its debut show in Alton, IL, approximately 15 months later. While the body was getting massaged, Todd had the motor and transmission rebuilt for many more years of enjoyment. The underhood bracing has always been a little eyesore if the insulation pad is not attached. So, a new fill panel was made with a Chevy bowtie embossed and welded in place. Now with the body work coming to a close, the body was put back on the roto unit for its Martin Senour two tone black and silver with red stripe paint job. The red was applied first and taped off, then silver followed by the black. After all the tape and paper were removed, Martin Senour clear coat was applied and the stripe buried beneath. After many hours of blocksanding and buffing, the finish turned out quite stunning. The car body was united with the x-chassis for the final time. The interior was then recovered in new black SS trim upholstery, along with new black carpet. A custom trunk interior was created to give it that final explanation mark. The original gauges as well as the center console were polished to like new again. With the interior done, the car was starting to show signs of a heartbeat again. With all new exterior trim and re-chromed original bumpers, the paint just popped. Todd had opted not to use the SS trim molding down the side of the car for a cleaner look. American Racing “Hopster” wheels, 17 x 7 fronts and 18 x 8 rear covered with BFG G-Force Comp 2, 225/45/17 front and 275/40/18 rear helps guide this Impala SS down the road safely. At its debut show, Gerry along with many of his family members was able to see the Impala for the first time in many years and all were impressed beyond measure. Gerry remarked to Todd, that he didn’t remember Todd ever paying him for the car and was thankful for the restoration job. As Todd stood there in shock, he replied, nice try dad, the title is mine, lol. This is what having a “family” car is all about. The memories that were created then now live on with Todd’s children and the new look of the Impala SS. God Bless!!! www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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