Full Throttle Magazine October issue 2023

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October 2023

Bike Night Pics Full Throttle Magazine October Issue 2023


Unleashed Power and Style "The 2023 H-D CVO Roadglide and Streetglide" Page 12-13

Take It To The Xtreme Page 18-19

Around Town Page 20-21

T a ble o f C on ten t

October is here and it’s officially fall. As the cooler weather starts to roll in, this is certainly not my favorite time of the year and maybe not yours either. I am a warm weather guy and always have been. Hate to admit but as I get older, I dislike the cold more and more. Start to feel those aching joints more and more when you get older when your outside in the cold.

Some of the things coming up in October are: An event we hope everyone will get behind and support is the 15th Annual Page 8: Crusin' Calendar Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas Ride For Wishes event! The entire community can enjoy this event not just Motorcycle Page 12-13: Unleashed Power And riders and it’s for an amazing cause. Please join in on the fun Style "The 2023Harley-Davidson both October 7th and 8th from 10 am to 4 pm! The ride and festivities will be held at St Charles Harley and Big St Charles CVO Roadglide and Streeglide" Powersports lot at 3808 W Clay St., St. Charles, MO, 63301. Support the cause and our incredible, long-time partners!

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Page 17: Crack-ups

St Charles Harley will have their awesome Chili Cook off and Blood Drive on Saturday, October 28th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. You got to stop in and try some awesome chili and Page 20-21: Around Town who knows, maybe buy a new Harley. Also, if you are able to Page 23:Save The Date- Ride For Wishes donate blood, it’s an awesome gift for someone who needs it. Please give if you can. Hope to see you all then.

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Historic Route 66 Bike and Car Night will continue through the end of October, weather permitting, and we hope all of you continue to come every Weds evening to Bobby’s Place in Valley Park and join in the fun each week. This has been a fun year for Bike Night, and we thank every one of you that have come on a regular basis to hang out with old friends and make new friends. We are excited that we have added the Car Shows to our weekly event. We appreciate all of you car guys for bringing out your awesome rides and sharing them with us. I am looking for New Vendors for next year’s Bike and Car Night. Any vendors who would like to participate in our weekly Bike and Car Night for next season. Shoot me an email and let me know your thought. Email me at publisher@ fullthrottle-magazine.com. Also, if you have an event or a ride you would like us to post you can send me an email at the above email address or go to our website and fill out the Tell Us About Your Event. As always, my friends ride safe and see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine. Bob

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Unleashed The 2023 Harley-Davidson let’s dive right in!

Welcome back Full Throttle readers. The brand new CVO’s are out! I told you last month that we were going to talk about it. So

Harley-Davidson has always been synonymous with power, style, and the open road. With the release of their new 2023 CVO Road Glide and Street Glide models, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer continues to push the boundaries of performance and luxury. The CVO stands for Custom Vehicle Operations. These highly anticipated bikes not only offer a new breathtaking design aesthetics but also boast impressive technical specifications that are bound to excite motorcycle enthusiasts. In this article, we dive into the details of the 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and Street Glide, exploring their cutting-edge features and highlighting the power that lies within. Sleek Design: Both the 2023 CVO Road Glide and Street Glide feature striking designs that effortlessly blend classic Harley-Davidson elements with contemporary style. The Road Glide displays a bold and aggressive stance with its iconic shark-nose fairing, while the Street Glide embodies a sleek and refined profile to what we call the batwing fairing. The CVO models are known for their attention to detail and customization, and this year's offerings are no exception. Each bike comes with hand-painted finishes and unique graphics, ensuring a truly one-of-a-kind riding experience. Performance and Power: Underneath their captivating exteriors, the 2023 CVO Road Glide and Street Glide pack impressive performance capabilities. Both models are equipped with the mighty Milwaukee-Eight 131 V-Twin engine, a behemoth that churns out astounding power. With a displacement of 2,147cc, this engine delivers an awe-inspiring torque that propels these bikes forward with authority. Riders can revel in the heart-pounding rush as they tap into the 131 ft-lb of torque, allowing for exhilarating acceleration and seamless overtaking on any road. Handling and Comfort: Harley-Davidson knows that a true cruising experience relies on both performance and rider comfort. The CVO Road Glide and Street Glide offer an array of features to ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. Both models come with an advanced suspension system, consisting of premium front forks and rear shocks, providing excellent stability and responsive handling. Page 12 www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com


Power and Style CVO Road Glide and Street Glide

Written By: Rocky

Long-distance riders will appreciate the ergonomically designed seats, optimized for comfort during extended journeys. The addition of electronic cruise control, integrated infotainment systems, and Bluetooth connectivity further enhances the overall riding experience. Technological Advancements: The 2023 CVO Road Glide and Street Glide demonstrate Harley-Davidson's commitment to embracing modern technology. These models are equipped with a comprehensive suite of electronic aids, ensuring optimal safety and convenience. The Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) enhance control by utilizing advanced features such as cornering ABS, traction control, and drag torque slip control. The bikes also feature high-performance Brembo brakes that provide confident stopping power, even in demanding situations. Additionally, the inclusion of full-LED lighting systems and a color touchscreen display adds a touch of sophistication and usability to the overall riding experience. Technical Specifications: Here are some key technical specifications for the 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and Street Glide: Engine: Milwaukee-Eight 131 V-Twin Displacement: 2,147cc Torque: 131 ft-lb Transmission: 6-speed Suspension: Premium front forks and rear shocks Brakes: Brembo dual front and rear calipers Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons (22.7 liters) Seat Height: 27.2 inches (69 cm) Weight: Approximately 849 lbs (385 kg) Conclusion: The 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and Street Glide embody the spirit of freedom and power that has made the brand an icon in the motorcycle industry. These bikes not only feature stunning designs but also offer exceptional performance and cutting-edge technology. With their powerful Milwaukee-Eight 131 V-Twin engines, advanced suspension systems, and a host of safety features, these CVO models provide an unforgettable riding experience. Whether you crave the aggressive allure of the Road Glide or the refined elegance of the Street Glide, both bikes are sure to leave riders in awe of their power and style. Thank you for reading! Feed your inner child, go ride, be wild! Rocky, St. Charles Harley Davidson www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com Page


CRACK UP’S A husband and wife who work for the circus go to an adoption agency looking to adopt a child, but the social workers there raise doubts about their suitability. So the couple produce photos of their 50-foot motor home, which is clean and well maintained and equipped with a beautiful nursery.

Tommy replied, “Well, then just give me my money back. That’s fine.” The farmer said, “Sorry, I can’t do that. I went and spent it already.” Tommy then said, “Okay, then, just bring me the dead horse.”

The farmer was surprised and asked Tommy, “Why? The social workers are satisfied by this but then raise What ya gonna do with him?” concerns about the kind of education a child would receive while in the couple’s care. Tommy replied, “I’m going to raffle him off.”

The husband puts their mind at ease, saying, “We’ve The farmer laughed and said, “You can’t raffle off a arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the dead horse! Who’d buy a ticket?” child all the usual subjects along with French, Mandarin, and computer skills.” Tommy answered, “Sure I can, just watch me. I just won’t tell anybody the horse is dead.” Next though, the social workers express concern about a child being raised in a circus environment. A month later, the farmer met up with Tommy again and asked, “What happened with that dead horse in This time the wife explains, “Our nanny is a certified the end. Did you raffle him off?” expert in pediatric care, welfare, and diet.” Tommy said, “I sure did. I sold 500 tickets at $5 a piece.” The social workers are finally satisfied and ask the couple, “What age child are you hoping to adopt?” The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?” The husband says, “It doesn’t really matter, as long Tommy smiled and said, “Just the guy who won. So I as the kid fits in the cannon.” gave him his $5 back.” ______________________ __________________ A young guy called Tommy bought a horse from a farmer for $250 and the farmer agreed to deliver the horse to Tommy the following day.

Did you hear about the fire at the shoe factory? Unfortunately, many soles were lost. __________________

The next day though, the farmer turned up at Tommy’s house and said, “Sorry son, but I have some bad news, Did you hear about the guy who drank invisible ink? He's at the hospital waiting to be seen. the horse died.” www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com Page


Ta k e I t To Custom painting or even customizing the entire motorcycle did not start with the first motorcycle built.

In fact, the thought of doing so never really entered the equation. When the first Harley was built in 1903; a 440cc single cylinder 4 stroke engines with barely a gas tank, William Harley and Arthur Davidson were just trying to make sure that sucker ran. Back then, it was all about speed. The top speed for that 1903 HarleyDavidson went a whopping 35MPH. With multiple modification, cutting and welding steel to souping up an engine making it go faster was the end game. Which begged the question, when did customizing motorcycles really become the “Thing” to do in the motorcycle world? The word “Custom” came into the picture back in 1950 when a young artisan by the name Arlen Ness and Ben Hardy created a new style of motorcycle “The Chopper”. Then in the 1990’s and 2000’s, you had Orange County Choppers (The Teutul’s) and Jesse James with West Coast Choppers. There were also companies that brought back the art of pin striping, such as Kenny Howard, aka Von Dutch and Dean Jeffries. Now, I don’t think that a normal individual is really going to want to ride a John Deer Motorcycle down the highway on a regular basis… But none the less, customizing a motorcycle can be done in so many ways. Raking the fork, modifying the wheel size and look, stretching the tank, or making crazy shapes with the handlebars. And then of course the paint. When you take the tank and fenders off and send them to a custom painter that specializes in that field, you give them a concept to be blown away with the wicked looking bad ass custom bike that takes your ride to a whole new level. But…..Before you set your sights on a customizing your motorcycle, there are some specific things that you are going to need to understand.

For instance, “cost”. How much are you going to need to get that one-ofa-kind look to your ride? Depending on your specifications and details and how much you want to have done, you could be looking at a price tag in the upward of thousands; or possibly more. The ole’ saying, “you get what you pay for”. That hold true with tattoo art, and it holds true with customizing a motorcycle. When trying to decide what you want for your bike, more specifically, your paint, you not only want something that depicts you but, if you ever decide to sell your ride, will that bike, that you spent all that money on, sell for what you have in it. The simple answer to that is “NO”! BUT that should not stop you from getting all that you want. Now if you decide to get a portrait of your grandmother on the side of your tank, chances are you are not going to get your money back for that paint. That’s way to personal to you. But if you go for some sick looking graphics with ghost flames, possible a few skulls thrown in using kandy’s, pearl or flakes, you might very well reap the reward and make a few bucks. Either way, you do you and make your bike the way you want so you are happy in the end.

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The Xtreme

Written By C. Blanton

Here in the Midwest, we have the pleasure of having some local talent that not only does awesome paint work but is “Xtremely” talented when it comes to customizations. Xtreme Ride is well known for full fender to fender customization. Don Nolen of Xtreme Rides has been in the business for over Thirty plus years. Before starting Xtreme Rides, he worked for Florissant Performance as a General Manager gaining his knowledge and expertise in the field of mechanics and Fabrication. Xtreme Rides is specifically known for the Big Wheeled Bagger Customization. Taking a stock bagger and transforming it to a show stopping masterpiece using their expertise in one off fiberglass and steel fabrication. Their builds have won awards after awards. They have been featured in some of the top producing big bagger magazine. But wait…..THERE’S MORE! It doesn’t stop there. If you are looking for a sick paint job or possibly repair work on your stock ride? Don does that too. From OEM to full on custom paint work specializing in kandy/pearl and flake. Have you ever been to one of those bad ass sound competitions and thought it would be awesome to have one of those systems on your bike? Xtreme Rides can install one of the most powerful, chest thumping systems there is to offer. Set your sights high and go for the gold and blow your competition socks off. Or maybe you want to have a sleek radio system so you can merely enjoy some of your favorite tunes while you are traveling down the road. Either way, Don’s got you covered. Now that you’ve have a bad ass looking bike, what about how it rides? Don can add a cushy air ride system and modify your suspension to make it feel like you are riding on a cloud. Xtreme Rides is also a master dealer for top-of-the-line brands like SMT Wheels, Speed by Design, Top Shop, Dirrty Air, MRI, American Suspension and more. From stock and full-on custom paint to bad ass baggers to a sick sounding sound system to a one-off fabrication to customizing suspension to simple and details insurance repairs, taking in motorcycles such as baggers, choppers, stock and metric, they do it all. One thing, unfortunately, they don’t do is engine or maintenance services. Don’s and his right-hand man, Dan Douglass, who has been in the leading industry for fourteen years, are meticulous when it comes to detail. Nothing leaves his shop until its perfect. One thing that Don prides himself on is giving his customers an honest approach to his work. He will tell if what you want can or cannot be done. He will also be realistic on his time frame. He also knows how important this project is to you but also does not want to take precious riding time away from you. Instead of having your bike sit at his shop for a long time waiting to be worked on, he has you keep it with you so you can continue to enjoy riding, and this will allow him to finish is current project so will be able to give your ride his undivided attention. If you are looking to go from mild to WILD, look no further than Xtreme Rides Located in Winfield Missouri just North of St Charles. If you want the best, then go with the best! www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com Page


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