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The riding season is definitely back in full swing. There are many different events and rides to choose from every week and every weekend. The bike nights are rocking and the bike are certainly making the events a success. We are very excited on how well the two major bike nights that Full Throttle Magazine is sponsoring are going. The “Historic Route 66 Bike Night®” at Bobby’s Place, after just two weeks, is a HUGE success. Bobby’s Place and Full Throttle Magazine appreciate and pleased that everyone who has been coming out to spend the evening with us are having a great time. The crowd at Geo’s Wings for the first Page 7: St. Louis Ride for Wishes Thursday Night Bike Night was also was a HUGE success. Page 10-12 Historic Route 66 Bike Night® We appreciate those riders who make Geo’s a success, Page 17: Crack Up’s year after year. Both Events have a group of great Vendors and always offer excellent food and drink specials. I hope Page 20-21: Doc’s- Peace of a Journey Page 24-26: Surdyke H-D “Their F.U.E.L. if you haven’t been to one of these Bike Nights that you make a point to start getting out and having a great time Is Their Passion” at these events. Remember, Weds nights are at Bobby’s Page: 30-31: Guarding the Patriot Guard Place and Thursday nights are at Geo’s Wings. Don’t be Page 34-35: St. Charles H-D Steam Roller left out of the fun. Get there this week.
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Full Throttle is certainly proud to announce we are sponsors for 2 great events at the Lake of Ozarks this year. The Missouri State HOG Rally and Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest. Both of these events will certainly offer you a weekend full of fun and great roads to ride on. The Missouri State HOG Rally will be from August 25th through August 27th. Pre-register any time before July 7th. This event is being held at the beautiful Tan-Tar-a resort. The HOG rally has always been an event to have a great time. Having the event at the lake this year will definitely add to the experience. You can visit their website for more info at www.mostatehogrally.com. The other Lake event is, of course, Bikefest. This event continues to grow each year and this year will be jammed packed with 4 days of great rides, food, vendors and lots of fun during the day and throughout the night. I would encourage you to make reservations early to get the best deals and be assured you have the room you want. We have heard from lots of you already that you have your rooms booked for both events and are ready to party this summer. Just in case everyone hasn’t heard, Lake of The Ozarks was voted “Best Recreational Lake” in the country. Now that’s some awesome news for all of us that love the lake and spend time there. You heard us correctly, “Best Recreational Lake” in the country. Be sure to check with our Crusin Calendar and the FTM FaceBook to see what events are happening and check our FaceBook to see the pics from those events. Who knows you maybe your picture will be there. As always my friends, ride safe and see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine. Bob
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The St Louis Ride for Wishes® – Motorcycle Ride which raises funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri is gearing up for their 8th annual ride on June 12th, 2016. The ride once again will start at St. Charles Harley-Davidson/Big St. Charles Motorsports. Pre-registration will start at 10:00 am on Saturday June 11th, 2016 at St Charles Harley-Davidson. A silent auction and raffle will be available for everyone to browse, place bids and buy raffle tickets along with other items. Vendors will also have booths set up that we encourage the crowd to visit and support. On Sunday June 12th, 2016 at 11:30 am there will be a special tribute to the military, police and firefighters by Creve Coeur American Legion Post 397 Color Guard along with a bike blessing before the ride. The Ride will leave St. Charles Harley-Davidson at 12:30. As we arrive back from the ride lunch will be provided for all registered riders from Pappy’s Smokehouse and Southern. “Live” Music is provided on both days of the event. The bands provide their talents and donate their time for the event. We are thankful to The Chain Drive Band, The Doug Holly Band and The Memphis Ride Band for providing this great service for our 8th Annual Ride for Wishes® to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri. Last year even through mother nature was not on our side, the Ride for Wishes® committee was able to present to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri a check for $17,000. That money went a long way toward granting wishes for several children in the local area that are suffering from a life threatening medical condition. This year our ride is being dedicated to a very special wish child, Cole Owens, who lost his valiant fight with cancer in August 2015. The success of the rides are a testament to the hard work of the committee lead by Henry Barchet. Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri pulled some numbers and shared with the committee that since 2011 we have raised over $97,000 to assist in granting wishes. All monies raised by the Ride for Wishes® committee goes 100% toward granting the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. For those of you who have come out and supported the Ride for Wishes® in the past, we want to Thank You and hope that you will continue to come out for the ride. Anyone who has not joined us in the past, we look forward to seeing you at the event in 2016. Our committee is always looking for help. If you are interested in learning more about our organization, call 618-458-6897 or 314-3633415 or attend one of our meetings. The meetings are the second Thursday of the Month at 7:00 pm at the Manchester Elks #2058, 2422 Mason Lane, Manchester, MO. You can also check us out on the web at Ride4Wishes.org. Come help make wishes come true! www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com
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CRACK UP’S When you might need a lawyer
On their way to get married, a young Catholic couple is involved in a fatal car accident. The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they began to wonder: Could they possibly get married in Heaven? When St. Peter showed up, they asked him. St. Peter said, “I don’t know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out,’” and he left. The couple sat and waited, and waited. Two months passed and the couple were still waiting. While waiting, they began to wonder what would happen if it didn’t work out; could you get a divorce in heaven? After yet another month, St. Peter finally returned, looking somewhat bedraggled. “Yes,” he informed the couple, “You can get married in Heaven.” “Great!” said the couple, “But we were just wondering, what if things don’t work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?” St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard onto the ground. “What’s wrong?” asked the frightened couple. “OH, COME ON!,” St. Peter shouted, “It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it’ll take me to find a lawyer?”
A letter from a kid
A father passing by his son’s bedroom, was astonished to see the bed was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then, he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow. It was addressed, “Dad.” With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter, with trembling hands...
“Dear, Dad. It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend, because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mum and you. I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I knew you would not approve of her because of her piercings, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes, and because she is so much older than I am. But it’s not only the passion, Dad. She’s pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods, and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves, and trading it with the other people in the commune, for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. Be careful for what you wish for In the meantime, we’ll pray that science will find Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding a cure for AIDS, so Stacy can get better. She sure anniversary. His wife was really angry. She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in deserves it! Don’t worry, Dad. I’m 15, and I know how to the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!” The next morning take care of myself. Someday, I’m sure we’ll be back to visit, so you can get to know your many he got up early and left for work. When his wife grandchildren. woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle Love, your son, Joshua. of the driveway. Confused, the wife put on her robe P.S. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at and ran out to the driveway, brought the box back Jason’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report in the house. She opened it and found a brand that’s on the kitchen table. Call when it is safe for me new bathroom scale. Bob has been missing since to come home! Friday. www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com
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Peace Of A Journey Hey everyone, my name is Phillip J. Bruno II, I have been working at Doc’s Harley-Davidson for almost a year now and I have a story to tell you. I know some of you met Phil Bruno, who passed away August 23rd, 2015. For everyone else, I wish you could have met my dad. He was the kind of dad that was always a part of my life. When I was young, he was my coach in every sport. He was fair and kind to everyone he met, and people always wanted to be close to him. My dad was an inspiration to his family and friends, and he never met a person that he did not try to help. Phil Bruno was always there for me and taught me the most important thing, “All we have in life is our character!” It was a very simple concept: be fair, kind, truthful, and loyal. For decades, my dad struggled with type two diabetes and obesity, which lead to heart problems. He worked hard to exercise and eat right to keep himself healthy. He became a spinning instructor and helped so many people. He was asked many times to speak about Diabetes and his journey. In fact, he went to Hawaii on behalf of TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) and spoke in front of 1,600 people. He changed and saved so many lives. My dad always dreamed of owning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In 2013, The Riding Academy at Doc’s Harley-Davidson was his first step. Grace Bobrinitz, Doc’s Head Riding Instructor, taught him about the safety of riding. He completed the Riding Academy, bought the gear, but still was without a Harley. In 2015, Beth and Greg Ernst (my aunt and uncle) bought Doc’s. My dad was so excited! He knew he was now ready to buy his Harley. I started working there in April of 2015 as a salesman. My dad wanted to be my first motorcycle sale. For years he dreamed of owning a candy apple red motorcycle, however, when he came into Doc’s to look at bikes I told him, “Forget about the Candy Apple Red, and check out this 2015 Black Magic Softail Heritage Classic!” He loved it and bought it on May 23, 2015. After 1,000 miles of preparation, Beth and Greg Ernst surprised us with a trip of a lifetime: the 75th Anniversary of Sturgis. Our bikes were shipped to Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson in Spokane, Washington, which is also owned by my aunt and uncle. We got packed up and flew out to Spokane shortly after. On our way to Sturgis, my dad and I rode with Greg Ernst and three Lone Wolf employees. It was a great trip there. We stopped in Butte, Montana, saw Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, watched elk roam, and enjoyed the sound of wind passing by us. When we arrived at Sturgis, we spent two hours doing clutch work as we drove through town, and my left arm had one heck of a workout! Our nights were mostly spent at the Buffalo Chip Camp Ground. We enjoyed concerts from Alice
Cooper, Godsmack, and many other bands. During the day, we found many hair-pin turns as we travelled through the landscape. We also went to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Full Throttle Saloon, One-Eyed Jack’s, Patch House, Keystone, and Custer State Park. These will be memories that will last forever. I am so happy that I was able to be with my father for them, on my first big ride (and his)! Heading home, it was just my dad and me. He lead and I followed which made complete sense to me. Just the two of us out on the open road, watching out for each other and being together. We really found ourselves out on this journey and felt empowered, wanting to fully experience every moment. Dad kept me going. His indomitable spirit and positive attitude made me feel like I could do anything. I kept him going with my corny jokes and Caddy Shack quotes. He never gave up. He was a fighter. He had done everything he could to improve his quality of life. He wanted to live life to the fullest. He shared his positive lifestyle with all around him. He was a mentor, and tried to help friends do the same, “Live Life to the Fullest!” He was always working his hardest to find a way for everyone to be happy. My dad left this world too early, but I will always remember our first and only long ride together. So as I ride my motorcycle, each and every time I am riding for both of us and will feel a little bit of my Dad’s love for riding, and for me. He will be in my heart and we will be riding together forever. The journey continues and peace be the journey. Written By Phillip Bruno Jr.
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he Surdyke Family has been in the motorcycle industry for generations; living and breathing the world of gas powered, adrenaline rushing toys. From Harley’s, dirt bikes, ATV’s and Side by Side, they have put their name on the map as “THE” destination place to ride. I had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Surdyke, the Owner of Surdyke H-D, along with Anthony Stacy, the General Sales Manager and Robb Martinez, Marketing & Promotions Director. These three gentlemen gave me the inside scoop of what really makes Surdyke H-D tick. After what I’ve experienced and will convey to you, I guarantee, you’ll want to go and experience first hand what the buzz is all about. Firsts things first, Tim Surdyke grew up in the motorcycle world. He recalls running around the dealership as a young boy, sweeping the floors and being told to clean the bathrooms. Now, sweeping floors and cleaning the bathrooms wasn’t necessarily fun for a seven-year-old, but what it did, was show him the value of hard work and kept him in the thick of conversations. Tim gained so much knowledge growing up in this industry. Not just the ins and outs of motorcycles, but more importantly, how to treat customers, how to create lasting relationships, create camaraderie and gain respect. Back in the day they had a saying “Ride On Our Reputation”. That saying still holds true today. Surdyke H-D strives on keeping it real, keeping it ole’school, and keeping their red blooded American values in the forefront of every employee. Their true patriotism runs thick among their staff; employing many Veterans, Anthony included. Tim is as true as one patriot can get. With a son currently at the West Point Academy, I challenge anyone to spend an hour talking with Tim about what the US and our Military stand for; it’ll make you a firm believer. Surdyke prides themselves on their continued support of many Veterans and First Responder Organizations. Tim has been involved with Camp Hope since the beginning. They are also heavily involved with the Gary Sinise Foundation as well as Warrior Brotherhood Motorcycle Club. Along with their support of these amazing organizations, Surdyke also allows Veterans and First Responders to take their riders course at no cost. It doesn’t stop there; they also offer special incentives with any purchase of a motorcycle. “When you purchase a Harley, you purchase a ticket to the party.” This statement is made over and over by Anthony Stacy, General Sales Manager. It’s like you’ve been given that special password
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that only those selected few have, that will get you into that secret club. Surdyke just doesn’t sell you a bike and send you on your merry little way, they give you the opportunity to change your life. Owning a Harley is not just putting yourself on top of two, or three wheels; it’s the experience, the freedom that you feel when you travel down curvy, winding roads. They sell you on the experience and give you a friend for life.
They were the first Harley dealership in the St. Louis Metro area that offered test rides. Not just, “Here, sit on it and ride it up the parking lot and back.” They have a 10-mile stretch that takes you through some of our most beautiful winding back roads; this, my friend, is a true test ride. Their logic is this; if you experience, at least in some small measurement, what every motorcycle rider experiences, you’ll be hooked for life. Surdyke has brought back F.U.E.L. (Freedom, Unity, Excitement, Legend). F.U.E.L. has been around for awhile and they felt its importance now, more than ever to bring it back to the forefront. They really wanted to make everyone understand their passion in this industry. Their love and devotion surpasses all others.
• Freedom-When you get on the back of your Harley and you ride uninhibited with the wind surrounding you. • Unity- There is not a more dedicated group of individuals that will unite for worthy causes or that bond from one motorcycle rider to another; even if it’s a simple extension of a hand as you pass one another on the road. • Excitement-The adrenaline rush. The feeling you get when they roll out your first Harley purchase; even your second, third, or maybe your fourth. • Legend- is the legend and history of the dealership, but most importantly the legends we go out and create every day when we ride our Harleys: the stories. When you ride a Harley, you are riding one hundred and thirteen years of legendary history.
With F.U.E.L. they have big plans for this 2016 season. They are planning on F.U.E.L. Fridays. One Friday of each month their plans are to bring the house down. With live music, cold beer and cocktails, a Miss F.U.E.L. Friday contest and maybe, just maybe a drag race or two. (but you didn’t hear that from me)
The fun doesn’t stop there. They have so much in store including being one of the sponsors of Historic Route 66 Bike Night every Wednesday Night at Bobby’s Place in Valley Park. Make sure you check out their ad in Full Throttle Magazine as well as their Facebook page to see all the upcoming events. www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com
The take a way from my experience was, that I didnâ€™t want to leave. I wanted to hear more about their stories and they wanted to hear mine. I felt that instant connection with the dealership, shaking hands, getting to know some of the other staff. Surdyke is not just another Harley-Davidson dealership, Itâ€™s YOUR Destination of choice. Whether you live around the corner or you come down from the northern parts of town. This is the place to ride, hang out and tell your story. I guarantee you, Tim and his entire staff are waiting with anticipation of your arrival. This is their life. This is their passion. This is their story.
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GUARDING THE W
ith the recent tragic accident that killed Patriot Guard Rider Mark Schroeder, we at Full Throttle Magazine wanted to express our deepest condolences to Mark’s family, we also want to thank all of the Patriot Guard Riders that give their time to such a great organization. We also thought it would be important to make everyone aware of who the Patriot Guard Riders are, and what they do. It is also important to know what the laws are in our area as well as what we, as drivers, are required to do when we encounter a funeral procession. By drawing awareness, we can try and eliminate horrible accidents like this one that took Mark’s life. The Patriot Guard Riders are a 100% volunteer, federally registered 501©3 nonprofit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen military heroes, first responders, and honorably discharged veterans. The vision of the Patriot Guard Riders are a diverse combination of people and riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security including fallen military heroes, first responders, and honorably discharged veterans. They were formed in 2005 to shelter and protect the deceased’s family against protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, or any other protestors that are trying to disrupt a funeral. Patriot Guard members will position themselves to physically shield the mourning from the presence of the protestors, by blocking the protestors from the view with their motorcade, or by having the members line up and hold American flags. The group also drowns out the protestors chants by singing patriotic chants and revving their motorcycle engines. Since 2005 when the organization was created, they all promised to volunteer and help the deceased’s family from protestors without using violence. In addition to attending funerals, they also greet troops returning from overseas at homecoming celebrations, and perform volunteer work for veteran’s Page 30
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Although this organization was initially founded by motorcyclist, they are open to any persons, regardless of political affiliation, veteran status, or whether or not you ride motorcycles. The only requirement is a deep respect for those who serve our country. The Patriot Guard was originally established in Mulvane, Kansas at American legion post 136. The founding members incorporate the organization as a
In my years of driving I have seen so many drivers that have zero respect for a funeral procession. I have seen people weaving in and out of the funeral procession, cut off the funeral procession, and a lot of drivers just don’t give them the right away. Our state law says that a funeral procession is defined as two or more vehicles accompanying the body of a deceased person from a funeral establishment to the place of final disposition or a place where additional services will be performed. Funeral lead vehicles must have an amber or purple light or lens or alternating flashing headlamps. The law gives the procession the right of way. Once the lead vehicle lawfully enters an intersection, all other vehicles in the procession may follow without stopping, but must exercise due care. Other vehicles are prohibited from driving between, joining, attempting to pass, or crossing the path of the procession. In some states, for example; out of respect, every vehicle must pull off to the shoulder of the road when they saw the funeral procession. I experienced this first hand when we buried my grandmother in Arkansas. We at FTM believe everyone needs to have that respect when encountered by a funeral procession. Remember to be aware of all the vehicles involved in the funeral procession and wait until the last vehicle has passed before you proceed. Make sure to always be respectful, Isn’t that what you would want if you were the one driving in the procession to bury your friend or loved one? www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com
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ST CHARLES H-D How’s it going Full Throttle readers, Zach White here to give you the latest and greatest info from St. Charles Harley-Davidson. Hope you enjoy this article and looking forward to many more to come all summer long! The weather is finally breaking for us and the riding season is in full force. This month I want to feature a brand new custom build we did and have on our showroom floor! This here is the “ St. Charles Harley-Davidson Steam Roller” and we have brought a new twist for “Big Wheel Bagger”. The big wheel bagger we know a lot about and see all over including on our showroom floor are 21”, 23”, 26” and even bigger wheels that you have to rake out the triple trees but they do catch your eye. We decided to change things up and do a big wheel bagger “OUT” instead of “UP”. This amazing handling Harley-Davidson Roadglide Special has a 18” front wheel and 16” rear. The big kicker though is it has a 180mm front and rear tire! Yep that’s one FAT front tire and wow does it look and ride amazing! Now I’m sure your wondering how do you fit that wide of a tire and wheel between those forks so here is a few things we did to make this front end complete! This front end is rolling on a platinum contrast cut Performance Machine Dixon wheel and a 180mm Avon front tire. To make sure this bike has the ability to stop that big wheel but still show off its beauty, we installed a 6 piston caliper and 13” matching Performance Machine Dixon rotor! By moving it to a single sided caliper it really shows off the wheel and gives it a “Clean Lean” look. Wrapped around the “BIG” tire is tire hugger fender. It also had to be notched out where the lower sliders would come in contact to give the proper clearance. As for the sliders, they also had to be shaved and the right caliper mount be removed and man does it look great! As you can see from the picture, the upper fork slider covers from the outside look stock but what you don’t see is on the inner side, it also had to be shaved for fender clearance and let me tell you, it fits like a glove!
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we sent the fender off for paint and the front end out for powder coating! While everything was out for powder coating and paint we installed some LA Chopper’s Hefty Twin Peak handlebars that really give it a the stance and control you want! Also with lowering the front end we wanted to help the rear and be able to slam the back while it was parked but also raise it up to give it the complete comfort it needs while hitting the corners or the straight away. The answer for this, Legend Suspensions Aero air ride! We got all the front end components back and it was now time to get this beast ready for the road. We all were ready to see how it really handled and as it was believed that it might take a little more effort to hit a corner it was the complete opposite. This amazing St. Charles Harley-Davidson Steam Roller is the ultimate package for highway riding, to the curves and also the back road country roads that have the occasional massive bumps or holes in the road! Make sure to come in a check out this bike and see for yourself all the amazing work and lines on this front end! I’d like to give a big thanks to all that were involved in making this “St. Charles Harley-Davidson Steam Roller” come together and ready for the many miles ahead here at St. Charles Harley-Davidson. Looking forward to next month and the newest creation we will bring to you. Thanks again for taking the time to read this and please come into St. Charles Harley-Davidson and ask for me, Zach White or give me a call @ 636946-6487 and also emailZach@stcharlesharledavidson. com to set up a consultation with me! I’m here to make all your Harley-Davidson dreams come true! www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com
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elcome back Full Throttle readers and riders! The temps are up and so are the kickstands! It’s that time of year when the weather allows us to log more carefree time in the saddle. As we spend more time on the bike and less time in the cage surrounded by crumple zones, ABS, and airbags we tend to forget just how vulnerable we are out there on the scoot. We, as riders, take tons of precautions with the bike to make sure it’s safe to ride, but the question is what are you doing for yourself? As we always say “Don’t dress for the ride, dress for the slide.” Now, I can admit I don’t always practice what I preach but even I have made some changes over the years. I decided a few years back to switch from a skid lid to a full DOT helmet. On the other hand I do agree that the helmet law should be left up to the rider and not the law. But if you are making the choice to wear a DOT lid, be sure that you are doing it right. A helmet does in fact carry an “expiration date”. Most folks don’t know this but your average shelf life is roughly three to five years. This is due to the fact that the protective technology that keeps your melon safe begins to deteriorate. So make sure you are replacing your helmet over time, also if the helmet has taken a nasty hit with or without your brain in it retire the lid. Helmets are in fact one time use applications. Now that the head is covered let’s talk about the other important bits. I ride with gloves full time, not just when it’s cold. This not only protects the hands in an “event” it will also protect from road debris. Leather is your best option but there are plenty of vented gloves that also protect as well. Boots are always your best choice to cover your feet but if not boots at least wear an over the ankle shoe and for the love of god please don’t ever wear sandals, they are for the beach not the streets. Covering the legs is also very important, shorts should never be an attire choice! Jeans should always be your first option. There are some of us wear leather chaps year round but there are also great products in the textile line as well. The textile gear appeals to those who don’t prefer the leather look but still seek the protection. Hell you can even by Kevlar infused jeans from companies like Tobacco Motor Wear Co. that are road rash proof and stylish. In this day and age of multiple distractions, devices, in dash navigation, spilling of ones Triple, Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Macchiato and crying back seat babies, do you think you and your bike are the first thing in a drivers mind? Protect yourself from those dangers, or don’t. In the end it’s all personal decision. Thanks for stopping by and y’all enjoy the ride.
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Finished in it’s correct Lime Gold Metallic One family owned Mustang from new Purchased new from Leroy Stovesand Motor Co, Imperial, MO Q code Cobra Jet Mach 1 One of 1485 produced with these verified engine and transmission codes Marti report included Full frame off to correct standards restoration 335hp/440lb.ft 428cid-4V Cobra Jet V8 cylinder engine 4-speed close ratio manual transmission
First year of production for Mach 1 Amazing fully detailed to show winning specifications undercarriage MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this Marti report documented 1969 Ford Mustang, 4-speed, 428 Cobra Jet “Q” code Mach 1, that for all practical purposes is a one family owned car that has remained in the same state since new. The original owner ordered this Mustang on 12/30/69, then took delivery new from Leroy Stovesand Motor Company, Imperial, MO on 8/22/69. A few years later, he sold it to his brother in West Plains, MO, where it remained for the majority of it’s life (including the frame off restoration in 2007!) until his passing, when his wife took ownership. She lovingly cared for it for quite some time, properly storing the car, but not driving it. Then one day, reluctantly, she decided to part with the car feeling this type car is meant to be driven and enjoyed, not put away in a garage. We here at Motoexotica make a conscience effort to diligently seek out wonderful examples (like this one) and share our efforts with you across the country as well as the world The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a performance-oriented option package the Ford Mustang, originally introduced by Ford in August 1968 as a package for the 1969 model year. The Mach 1 title adorned performance oriented Mustang offerings until the original retirement of the moniker in 1978. 1969 was the benchmark year for Ford Mustang in its proliferation of performance names and engines. The Mach 1 package was only available in the ‘SportsRoof’ body style (previously known as the “Fastback”).
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Finished in it’s correct Lime Gold metallic (code 2041-A), with black hood treatment and functioning hood pins, this Mustang shows extremely well. All the trim is present, complete and displays brilliantly. The front and rear bumpers fit is extremely tight and chrome finish is exquisite. The weatherstripping is pliable, with no signs of drying, tearing or shrinkage. The car has a slight window (optional) tinting that compliments and completes the “sport” appearance. The glass is in very good condition with the windshield and rear window in excellent condition. The original correct 14-inch wheels represent well with only very slight signs of marring. Inside, the Black Clarion knit/vinyl Mach 1 Hi-back (code 3A) bucket seats with red stripe and rear seats appear in excellent condition with very little or no signs of wear. The matching black door panels, center console, carpet (with red insert) and black dashboard are a contrasting compliment to the striking Lime Gold exterior of the car and look fantastic. The wood trim throughout the interior is an excellent addition and completes the cabin. All the original gauges are correctly placed have the appearance and function as originally designed. The originally equipped Mustang steering is in excellent condition and functioning as designed. The original Philco AM radio function as designed. Included are a few spare parts, the original half shaft spindle, valve covers, Holley 4 barrel carburetor and notebook binder photo documenting the engine and transmission codes. This nicely presented, documented Mach 1 comes equipped with a Q-code 4 barrel carbureted 335hp/440lb.ft 428cid V8 engine, mated to a (code 6) close ratio 4-speed manual transmission , power assisted front disc and rear drum brakes, positraction rear differential, (code A) 3.50 axle ratio and power steering. The wheels are polished 14-inch original steel rims with full Mach 1 hub centers surrounded by B.F. Goodrich radials If your looking for a frame off restored back to correct original, one family owned Mach 1 4-speed, 428 Cobra Jet, this is it! This is one of (if not) the nicest examples of a 428 Mach 1 we’ve ever seen…including the undercarriage!!! GET OUT AND DRIVE! www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com
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