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Full Throttle Magazine December Issue 2019

December 2019

Doc's Guide To YOUR Holiday Season Page 3,5

NEED A RIDE? Page 22-23

Mayhem Page 26-27

"Little GTO" Page34-35

Photo by Denis Niederhoffer, 360 Photography


Written by:Brendan Talley

Doc’s Guide to YOUR Holiday Season

It’s already that time of year again. The turkeys are running for their lives, Santa is getting his sled ready, and we here at Doc’s Harley-Davidson are ready to help you navigate through the hustle and bustle of your holiday season. Still looking for an amazing gift for the kids or grandkids? The IRONe bikes are the perfect gift to get the kids into the world of motorcycles. For many of us, riding started when we were younger; dirt bikes, pocket bikes, and so on. The IRONe is the perfect start to the riding journey. IRONe bikes come in two sizes: IRONe12, which is built for 3-5 year old riders under 75 lbs, and IRONe16, which is for riders aged 5-7 under 75 lbs. They are powered by a quick-change lithium ion battery which can be swapped out to keep the ride going. Each battery allows for a 30-60 minute session and charges fully again in 30-60 minutes on the charger. The frame is lightweight aluminum ranging from 17 to 19 lbs., allowing for most kids to be able to pick them up. The tapered foot rest builds a child’s confidence while also providing posture that will plant their feet firmly on the ground easily. Speed is controlled by a twist throttle, and both models offer three power modes: training, standard and advanced. Doc’s has demo models for test rides if you want the kids in your life to try them out! These are truly a perfect starter bike to share your passion for motorcycles with the next generation. Are you looking for a way to commemorate your love for HarleyDavidson? Maybe you’re looking for a cool gift for someone who also loves Harley-Davidsons. The LEGO Creator Expert HarleyDavidson Fat Boy is the perfect gift idea. Standing at over 7” high and 12” long, this is a great display piece once completed. The Fat Boy has moving parts, such as moving pistons, levers and handlebars and comes in Wicked Red. This LEGO set is something CONTINUE ON PAGE 5

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Table of Content Page 3 & 5: Doc's Guide to YOUR Holiday Season Page 6: Cruisin’ Calendar Page 8-9: The Best of Historic Route 66 Bike Night 2019 Pics Page 17: Crack Up’s Page 22-23: Need A Ride? Page: 26-27: Mayhem Page 30: Gaslight Garage Page: 32-33: Sema 2019 Page 34-35: "Little GTO"

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Welcome to December my friends. The year is winding down and we here at Full Throttle Magazine want to thank each and everyone of you that has helped to keep our magazine the “Number One” most read and sought-after motorcycle magazine in the Midwest. It has been a great year for us, and we appreciate the loyalty of readers and fans and of course the support of our many advertisers. We work hard to publish the best possible magazine in both quality and coverage of our area and because of you we are committed to continue to improve. So, thanks again for the following and we look forward to the new year of 2020. I’m sure your all aware we are doing our annual Toy Drive n Saturday, December 7th at Bobby’s Place in Valley Park starting at noon and running all day. There will be great food and drinks and fun for everyone who can make it out. We are gathering toys and donations for local schools here in town to help many of their students have a good Christmas. Unfortunately, many of these children and their family many not be able to have a Christmas if it wasn’t for the kindness and generosity from people like yourselves. Let’s show these kids that we do care and that people can be good to each other. Bring any unwrapped toy or donation to Bobby’s Place on the 7th so we can help as many less fortunate kids as we possibly can. We are Bikers, and Bikers are the most caring people in this world, so join in the fun and help us, help these kids. I look forward to seeing everyone that day. Please, Please stop in and help the kids and have a drink and some great food. Mark your calendars for the STL Auto and Bike Show at the America’s Center on January 23rd through January 26th. Two great shows for one price. This year promises to be a bigger and better show than any year prior. Full Throttle Magazine will be setup giving away Magazine and selling t-shirts and other goods. We will raffle off a free t-shirt or hat everyday so be sure to stop and enter your name in to win. No purchase requires. I wanted to remind you to get your reservations early for the 2020 Lake of the Ozark Bikefest. The dates for the 2020 rally will be Weds, September 16th through Sunday, September 20th. Many rooms sold out in 2019 so we suggest you get your room reservations early this time. Full Throttle Magazine will be the exclusive Motorcycle Magazine Sponsor again this year as well as the sponsor for the Passport Bike Giveaway. This year we will be giving away a New 2019 Harley Davidson Road King Police Bagger. WOW! That’s an awesome Bike and one of will win it. From our family at Full Throttle Magazine to all of you and your family, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and safe, happy and healthy New Year. As always, ride safe my friends and see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine Bob


that can be done as a family, with the kids, or all by yourself. Be warned though, this set is no joke. It will indeed take you hours to assemble. Most of all let’s take care of YOU. The holiday season is the perfect time to buy a new bike or customize your current bike, so why not buy yourself a Christmas gift? We have a great selection of new and pre-owned bikes for you to choose from. Even if the weather is chilly, we can still find the perfect bike for you! Leaning toward some customization this winter? We think you should! No matter how big or small the upgrades, you deserve to treat yourself! Don’t know what you want to do to your bike? That’s what we’re here for! If you need some inspiration, you’re not going to want to miss what we’re doing for the bike show this year. Our Sales Team has teamed up with my Technicians and are coming up with some crazy builds! You’re not going to want to miss the opportunity to see these things when they’re done. I won’t ruin the surprise, so you’ll have to wait till next month to see the badass customs going on at Doc’s Harley-Davidson. Stay tuned!

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list if you're not already, or check out our website and social media pages. Now let's talk about this amazing two-wheeled machine that is currently available on our showroom floor, waiting to be nestled in your garage and ready for spring. This paint set looked great when I first got to see a picture of it, so we had to pre-order it. Once I got to see it in person at the Annual Dealer Show in August, I was very glad that we made that decision, Pictures don’t do it justice! This is a 2020 Road Glide Special with a Limited Custom Paint set from Harley-Davidson. They call the paint set “Mayhem” and its number 67 of 150 in the WORLD!!!! From the Inferno Red Pearl and Phantom black base, it really sets the tone from front to back. Then, to separate those two, you have the Ghost White with Brushed Silver Highlights that feature a wood grain look! The nice upward sweep really shows the detail on each hand painted piece. To give it an aggressive finish in the rear, you will see the #1 logo inside the Deep Charcoal on the lower saddlebags. This bike is sure to get the heads turning with all the blacked out items and rolling on a set of Prodigy Custom Wheels . Come check it out and take home this bike along with the Certificate of Authenticity that comes with it. Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season and a Harley New Year. 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 (636-946-6487) or email (zach@stcharlesharleydavidson.com). I'm here to make all of your Harley-Davidson dreams come true! www www.Full ullThrottle hrottle-Magazine agazine.com com Page age

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he beautiful red 1967 Pontiac GTO that you see here is owned by Joe and Debbie Thyer. No strangers to the car/bike scene, they have owned a few vettes in the past and enjoy weekend rides on their full dress custom painted Harley. They always like the GTO’s, but with work and family, it never materialized. Fast forward a few years, Joe spotted an ad for a “lost interest project” in Southeast Mo. He made the trek to look at the car, lots of new/used parts came with it, so a deal was struck. Joe separated the body from the restored chassis only to find the body was not as advertised. We’ve heard that phrase a time or two in this industry. That’s when Joe requested the help of Tony Goodrich, owner of Tony’s Rod and Custom Bunker Hill, IL. First thing that had to be done is build a bird cage to keep the body square while hanging on the roto unit. Once cage was completed, the floor, wheelhouses, rockers and quarter panels were removed. A one piece floor section was installed, which by the way, on a project of this size is the only way to go. New rockers and wheelhouses were set in place and welded. New quarters were added, but the tail sections were heavily damaged, so new hand formed sections were made. With a new rear bumper on hand and tail sections being made, it was time to make this fit a little tighter. GTO’s along with other similar GM body styles are notorious of poor bumper fits. Tony swelled the quarters out at the bumper location and formed the bottom of the tail section for a better parallel line to bumper. A lot of work, but the end results are worth it. The firewall looked like a target range with all the pre-dimpled factory locators. Since we were not using the factory air box, the firewall received the “smoothie” treatment, along with custom sheet metal mount pods for the MSD box and 4 port bulkhead.

With all of the sheet metal work completed, it was time to get it in etch primer. We set the body back on the chassis, so all of the panels could be re-assembled and aligned. This is what separates good cars from great cars as all of the body work; sanding; more primer and more sanding are done as an assembled car. This allows one to have very straight gaps, panels and true body lines, which require many hours during this stage. After receiving the ECP (Engineered Cooling Products) radiator module, we realized there was an issue of clearance between the 11” dual Spal fans and the March serpentine belt pulley system. After looking things over, Tony decided to cut the lower section of core support out and flip it around, so the base is facing the front instead of the rear. It allowed

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enough angle to get a ¼” gap of clearance. All holes that were not used in the core support were welded solid and dressed smooth. A custom over flow tank mount was fabricated and welded to core support. A custom made billet aluminum mounting bracket for the large power steering reservoir completes the modifications up front. As with the rear bumper, the front bumper is no different. The front received the nip/tuck treatment on the sides and fender recess areas were re-sculpted to fit bumper. With all of the body work/primer work completed, it was time to put the body back on the roto unit. Mock up is so important on any build, not just on this one. The time and effort spent here will pay huge dividends during final assembly. Once the body and the panels on the jig fixtures were prepped, it was time to apply the Martin Senour Hot Rod red and CC200 Dynamic clear. The body was taped off and sealed, for the firewall and bottom of car to be sprayed in a velvet smooth satin black. The interior and trunk area were prepped for a coating of Raptor bedliner, and then covered with Dynamat. Many hours were spent during the blocksanding/buffing process, but the finish is well worth it. While the body portion was finishing up, Joe pulled the motor out to prep and get it covered with body matching red. He re-installed the Pontiac 400 c.i. into the finished chassis. To give the motor more bling, he added an Edelbrock RPM dual plane Endurashine intake along with matching finned air filter/valve cover package. Performance coatings of Joplin, MO applied the cast grey ceramic finish to the factory header manifolds, which enhance the look as well as the sound out the 2.5” dual, S.S. tipped exhaust. A Bowler prepped 700R4 transmission along with their new product, idiot proof TV cable assembly helps keep the car moving down the road safely. For the last time, the body was reunited to the chassis. Now the real fun begins with final assembly. American Autowire classic update system was called upon to feed the power from the relocated rear mounted red top Optima battery to the MSD 6AL box, distributor and plug wires. Dakota Digital VHX series gauges keeps information updated and accurate. A carbon fiber dash insert kit adds that finishing touch. Denny’s upholstery of Bethalto, IL got the nod to create a stunning and never seen before GTO interior. He started with a pair of Pontiac Grand Am seats that were reshaped and contoured for a better fit and feel. He made the rear seat, rear shelf speaker panel, custom door/kick panels and a custom center console that houses rear air ducts, courtesy lights, cup holders and the iconic factory his/her shifter. All were covered in a satin black with red stitching to set it off. As if that were not enough, he created a trunk interior to match the cab area with Pontiac emblems, no doubt. With final assembly coming near, it was time to put the Foose Legends on, 17x7 front and 18x8 rear. Wrapped in BFG G-Force Comp 2, 245/45/17 front and 275/40/18 rear. Factory style 4-wheel disc brakes helps keep this goat from running wild. Vintage Air supplied the Sure fit system that allows the factory slide controller to be linked to the modern style electric heater control valve, compared to cables and vacuum. Ididit tilt column with a Billet Specialties half wrapped steering wheel helps keep it between the lines. The “Little GTO” has done very well the past 2 show seasons. With numerous awards throughout the St. Louis region, including a Super Chevy jacket, Rt. 66 (best Pontiac) and Best of the Best (Pontiac), it goes without saying, hard work does payoff! www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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