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COVER – BIKEFEST 2009 INFO PAGE 62
FTM CREW STURGIS 09
Pg 5 – Letter from the Editors Pg 7 – “Nuts-n-Bolts” Pg 10 – “Rowdy” Yates Tech Corner Pg 11 – Bike of the Month Pg 12 – Jay Springsteen’s Harley Davidson XR 750 Pg 17 – Black Sunshine Customs Pg 20 – Legal Views Pg 21- Camp Hope Volunteers: Living the Mission Pg 28 – A Real Biker Pg 31 – Ask Jaws Pg 32 – The Mississippi Queen Pg 38 – Product Review: Waterloo Industries Pg 47 – Sorez the Scribe Pg 50 – Fink’s Forum Pg 56 – Spark Thugs Pg 69 – Journey’s End Roadhouse Pg 74 – Full Throttle Kitchen Pg 80 – The Moving Wall Pg 85 – Bikers Save Lives Benefit Pg 90 – Bikers Still Help Bikers Pg 91 – Suzuki Gladius Vs Kawasaki ER-6N Pg 93 – Extreme Bike of Septembe 94–Advertisers Index
AS ANOTHER SUMMER FADES INTO FALL, WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SUMMER HAS BROUGHT US, AND WHAT FALL PROMISES. AND DAMN THOSE PROMISES LOOK GOOD! COOL WEATHER, CHANGING SCENERY, AND THE WIND IN YOUR FACE! DON’T KNOW IF YOU YOU’RE AS EXCITED AS WE ARE, BUT THE 3RD ANNUAL LAKE OF THE OZARKS BIKEFEST IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER (SEPT. 17TH–20TH TO BE EXACT) AND THERE IS TOO MUCH GOING ON AT THE LAKE TO EVEN TRY TO LIST IT ALL. SAVE THE DATE, (RAIN OR SHINE) AND COME ENJOY ONE DAY, OR PARTY FOR ALL FOUR! WHILE YOU ARE READING THIS, THE FTM ROAD KREW IS HEADED TO KANSAS CITY. AND WE’RE VERY PROUD TO HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY INVITED TO THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY OPEN HOUSE FOR THE WEEKEND. THAT ALONE SHOWS THAT FULL THROTTLE MIDWEST MAGAZINE STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD AND REIGNS #1 IN AND AROUND THE BI-STATE AREA. WHAT A GREAT TIME IT PROMISES TO BE! WE’D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK OUR READERS, CONTRIBUTORS, AND OF COURSE OUR ADVERTISERS, FOR HELPING US TO GIVE YOU THE BEST FREE MAG POSSIBLE. SEE YA AT THE LAKE!
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CRUISIN’ calendar SEPTEMBER
September 4th-6th 2009 Bootheel Bike Fest Where: 1000 E. State Hwy 84 Caruthersville, MO www.gatewoodcustoms.com Saturday September 5th 2009 All Patriots Run Where: 2301 Church Rd (VFW Post 2593) Arnold MO, Register: 11am-1pm www.combatvet.org Saturday September 5th 2009 Ozark Harley Davidson Open House Where: Ozark H-D 2300 Evergreen Pkwy, Lebanon MO www.ozarkharley-davidson.com Sunday September 6th 2009 8th Annual RRP Ashby Inn Bike Show & BBQ Where: Ashby Inn 3206 Ashby Rd, St. Ann MO September 10th – 12th 2009 Missouri State H.O.G. Rally Where: St. Charles MO www.mostatehogrally.com Saturday September 12th 2009 15th Annual Mule Run Where: Kearney MO, Gates Open @ Noon September 10th – 13th 2009 Hot Springs Rally Where: Hot Springs Convention Center Hot Springs AR www.thehotspringsrally.com Sunday September 13th 2009 Camp Avery Poker Run Register 10am-noon @ Chariots of Fire Customs, Moscow Mills MO Sunday September 13th 2009 Autotire & Hot Shots Poker Run Register 9am @ Gateway H-D
September 17th – 20th 2009 3rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Where: Lake of the Ozarks H-D Complex (www.lakeoftheozarksharley-davidson.com), Toad Cove Complex (www.toadcove.com) and all official passport locations www.LakeoftheOzarksBikefest.com Saturday September 19th 2009 Broadway Bar Hop Where: 7928 S. Broadway, St. Louis MO www.forr24.webs.com Saturday September 19th 2009 (Rain date Sunday September 20th)
Paric 3rd Annual Car & Bike Show Where: Paric Corp. 1001 Boardwalk Springs Pl, O’ Fallon MO Registration 10am- noon, Awards @3pm Sunday September 20th 2009 St. Louis Ride For Kids Where: St. Charles Community College 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville MO (Rain or shine), www.pbtfus.org
Saturday September 26th 2009 Amvets Marble Run Where: 2482 Marshal Rd, St. Louis MO Info: Don 314-779-7639 Sunday September 27th 2009 End of Summer Party Where: Ozark H-D, Lebanon MO www.ozarkharley-davidson.com Sunday September 27th 2009 RIP’s B.A.D. Ride Where: Route 66 State Park, Eureka MO Check in 9am, Festival Kicks off @ noon www.ripsbadride.com Sunday September 27th 2009 Hyosung Release Party Where: Byrd, Maryland Ave, St. Louis MO 8pm, www.motorradstl.com Sunday September 27th 2009 B.A.D. Ride Starts @ Doc’s H-D, Kirkwood MO Check in 8am
Sundy September 20th 2009 Ride So Kids Can Walk Where: Gateway H-D 3600 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis MO www.gatewayhd.com
Saturday October 3rd 2009 Ozark Mountain Chapter of Lebanon H.O.G. #2575 Poker Run Where: Ozark H-D, Lebanon MO (rain date Sun. Oct. 4th)
Sunday September 20th 2009 Thunder Roads Magazine 4th Anniversary Party & Bike Show Where: TJ’s Bar & Grill, Pevely MO Noon-?
Saturday October 3rd 2009 3rd Annual Support Our Troops Where: One Nite Stand Bar 2800 Ohio @ Gravois Ave, St. Louis MO 2pm-? Info: 314-353-8077
Saturday September 26th 2009 Veterans of Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom 1st Annual Ride to Recovery Starts in CA, end’s in Wash. DC Stops in St. Louis @ Soldiers Memorial Museum from 1pm- 7pm www.voief.org
Sunday October 4th 2009 Ken Hodges Memorial Poker Run Where: 12901 N. Forty Dr, St. Louis MO Pre Register By Phone: 314-432-7257
Sunday September 13th 2009 State Park Ride Leaves from TJ’s Bar & Grill, Pevely MO
Saturday September 26th 2009 5th Annual Shriner’s Hospital Ride Where: Gateway H-D Register @ 8am-11:30am Ride starts @ noon
Sunday September 13th 2009 Showme Motorcycle Ride Poker Run Register 2661 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway St. Charles MO 9-10:30am www.showmeaquatics.org
Saturday September 26th 2009 Hillbilly Round-Up Where: Bourbeuse Valley H-D Villa Ridge MO www.BVHD.com
Tuesday September 15th 2009 Charity Poker Run Benefiting MO Veterans Home Where: Fulton V.F.W., S. Hwy 54 Last Bike out @ 11am Info: John 573-642-1780
Saturday September 26th 2009 Kirkwood H.O.G. Surprise Ride Sign up @ Doc’s H-D Kirkwood MO from 9am-10am www.docsharleydavidson
September 15th -24th 2009 H.O.G. Pony Express Ride Where: St. Joseph MO www.members.hog.com
Saturday September 26th 2009 Girls W/their Tops Down Convertible Cruise & Motorcycle Run Where: Tin Mill Brewery Hermann, MO Info: Susan Haley 573-486-2214
Sunday October 4th 2009 A to Z Poker Run Where: Babbler State Park, Wildwood MO Info: 636-461-1681 Sunday October 4th 2009 5th Annual Dave Mungenast Bike & BadgeRide (benefiting Backstoppers) Where: Dave Mungenast St. Louis Honda Motorsports, 5935 S. Lindbergh St. Louis MO, www.bikeandbadge.org Saturday October 10th 2009 Parking Lot Swap Meet Where: Ozark H-D, Lebanon MO October 10th -11th 2009 Bikers For Babies Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 14141 Riverport Dr, Maryland Hgts MO Saturday October 17th 2009 Fall Open House Where: Doc’s H-D, Kirkwood MO Sunday October 18th 2009 Mascara & Motor Oil Party (For Ladies Only) Where: Gateway H-D, St. Louis MO
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“Rowdy” Yates Tech Corner
“BOLT-ON’S” FOR WOMEN By Chris “Rowdi” Yates
Get your mind out of the gutter! This is a motorcycle magazine. Have you ever heard the adage “If she ain’t happy, no-body’s happy”? Then you know you better be accessorizing the bike for her! Foot comfort is important, or she might melt her boots on your pipes. Low pegs, mid pegs, gynecologist pegs, (keep her happy). You ever look at the stock backseat on a Soft tail or Dyna? Looks like a gymnast’s balance beam and hits like a baseball bat at bumps. Save that pounding for something else and increase the cush with an add-on seat made for wider tushes and you will make her day! Forget that low sissy bar for looks; raise that cushion high so she can sit back in comfort. Well let’s see… feet, tush, back, oh yeah, brain! Harley and the aftermarket offer a multitude of accessory music bolt-on’s for her listening pleasure. Bolt on a GPS and she always be confident to tell you where to go! Add on some spider lights under your gas tank, and she’ll feel like she’s on stage dancing on that ride! Look into what a “Vibe-Rider” will do her and your quest is complete!
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Harley Davidson XR 75O0 by Jim Wagner
In 1976 Jay Springsteen became the second youngest (by only 5 days) competitor, at age 18, to ever win the American Motorcyclist Association’s prestigious Class C Championship in 1976, then again in 1977 and 1978. Over his 30+ year career, “Springer’s” working –class attitude and tenacious approach to racing made him a legend among the crowd favorites. Jay’s championships all came as a member of the Harley factory team but he continued racing XR750s throughout his dirt track career, winning 40 national events. This XR750 a 1989 model was originally owned by Bill Bartel of Bartel’s Harley Davidson in California, one of Springer’s long-time sponsors. The bike came to DOC’S, by way of R. K. Stratman, long time friend of Bill and Jay. By 1989 Harley only sold XR750 engines unassembled, some of the 800 parts weren’t even machined. Jim Kelly was Bartel’s engine builder, 50+ man hours were required to produce about a hundred horsepower out
of 750 cc which is 45 cubic inches. Once completed the engine was mated to a purpose-built chromoly steel dirt tracker frame built by Terry Knight of Knight Frames. Modified sport-bike forks are assembled with adjustable-offset triple clamps. Wheels are from Performance Machine with specific Goodyear dirt track tires. This is a twin shock chassis equipped with Works Performance shocks, adjustable for spring preload as well as compression and rebound damping. Exhaust is from Supertrapp and is equipped with unobtainable aluminum megaphones. The chassis is completed with a dirt track seat and tail section, the fuel tank is a true work of art, hand-made from aluminum by Jack Hageman. This 330 pound, 100 horsepower race bike in the hands of a rider as talented as Springer is capable of negotiating a one-mile dirt oval, like the one at the Springfield Illinois Fairgrounds, in 35 seconds averaging over 100 mph , sliding sideways through the corners and attaining over 130 mph on the straight-aways. Watching a single rider time trial is a thing of beauty maybe one of the
purest forms of man and machine. In the main event, 18 riders race 25 laps, it is like a drag race with a hundred corners and fifty straights, they bang handlebars in the corners to get the best run at the straight-aways where they use the draft to slingshot past each other then pitch it into the corner and repeat on the next straight. It is like a human chess game played out over 25 laps at triple digit speeds, 18 men and machines all jockeying for position to reach the checkered flag first. Gotta have a lot of respect for Springsteen and his machine. Springerâ€™s XR on display at DOCâ€™S Harley Davidson in southwest St. Louis County, Kirkwood, Missouri.
BByLPeter A CSchneider K SUNSHINE CUSTOMS With all the builders out there these days it is hard to find someone with an original twist on things. Either you have your typical 250-300 tire long bike cookie cutter chopper, or your “ol skool” flat black with red and white pinstriping bobber. Today it seems harder and harder to find someone that does stand out in a crowd. Then you meet someone like Brian Elliott of Black Sunshine Customs That throws your head for a loop. Brian has a style that is one of a kind, and an attitude that matches his style. To put it into words I would describe it as ol skool with a new attitude. No bull shit, no frills, but just enough original style to put him in a class of his own. Brian started out like most of us, with a bike and a dream, 21 years ago with his first shovelhead project. At the time all Brian really knew was how to paint and tinker with an engine. His first project took over a year relying on outsourcing many of his labor tasks to other builders he knew. Brian quickly found out that if you want something done right and in a timely manner, do it yourself. This bumped Brian’s game up to the next level. He now builds everything material up. His frames are his own, his front ends, oil tanks, gas tanks, fenders, handlebars etc. are all machined and fabricated by Brian himself. This allows him to truly build a, “one-off” custom every time. With leaving no detail ignored or overlooked his bikes are truly works of art. Brian is finally getting the recognition he deserves, with one of his bikes, “goldy lox” being featured on stage at broken spoke saloon in Sturgis this year. Plus his personal bike being featured in a nationwide publication, and being an up and coming builder on the Limpnickie lot, Brian is definitely one of the next builders to watch.
S W E I V L L E GA
A LETTER TO “THE HONORABLE RAY LAHOOD” SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
By Bruce Arnold
Dear Mr. Secretary: Distracted driving is turning our nation’s roadways into killing corridors, and it is time for “Pay Attention or Pay the Price” to become more than a hollow slogan. If we are to stop the slaughter... AMERICAN MOTORISTS WHO ENGAGE IN DISCRETIONARY DISTRACTIONS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE HARM THEY CAUSE. -- By “American motorists”, I mean (a) all who share our roads via two wheels, four or more; and (b) regardless of age, experience, license class, nationality or other arbitrary distinction. -- By “discretionary distractions”, I mean all activities in which a motorist might elect to engage that are known or might reasonably be expected to impair or detract from their ability to drive safely, including but not limited to cell phone conversations or texting, grooming or applying cosmetics, and eating behind the wheel. -- By “held accountable for the harm they cause”, I mean more than being ticketed for failure-to-yield every time they turn left without looking and murder a motorcyclist. I mean being required to pay restitution for the loss, damage or injury caused by their election not to pay attention. And I mean taking away their license and their freedom when their decision to drive distracted results in the injury or death of innocent people.
Legally banning the distractions would likely work about as well and last about as long as Prohibition. And laws that penalize only teens or truckers for texting, or prohibit only cell phone conversations via hand-held devices, are “feel good” half-measures difficult to enforce and easy to ignore. It is not so difficult, however, to determine if a driver causing an accident was texting, talking on a cell phone, eating a cheeseburger or painting their nails at the point of impact. And if the penalties for causing an accident while engaging in discretionary distractions are severe, they are not likely to be ignored. And what should those penalties be? Any Internet search engine will provide you with numerous references to studies indicating that driving while distracted is just as dangerous, if not more so, than driving while impaired from alcohol or drugs. And since driving while distracted and driving while impaired are both discretionary activities with equivalent social costs, should they not carry equivalent legal penalties? Severe DUI/DWI penalties have not eliminated drunk driving, of course. But according to MADD.org, since 1980 alcohol-related traffic fatalities have decreased nearly 50 percent. That is largely due to the deterrent effect of significantly increasing the penalities associated with causing an accident while driving drunk, coupled
with an impactive barrage of related PSAs. Mounting a similar campaign against distracted driving, it seems, would yield similar results. Speaking strictly for myself and no other individuals or organizations, Bruce Arnold Bruce@LdrLongDistanceRider.com Author and Publisher, LdrLongDistanceRider.com Co-Moderator, Bruce-n-RC’s Biker Forum Mile Eater Gold Member, Iron Butt Association (IBA) Sustaining Member, Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) 2009 Chairman’s Circle, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) 1521 Alton Road No. 262 . Miami Beach FL 33139 . 786-326-8079
CAMP HOPE VOLUNTEERS: LIVING THE MISSION
By Susan L. Dragon
Farmington, Missouri—August 27, 2009—Following the devastating loss of his son, Marine Corporal Chris Neal White, to an I.E.D. (Improvised Explosive Device) in June of 2006 in Iraq, William (“Mike”) White worked through his sadness and grief while hunting alone for the first time since Chris enlisted in the Marines. Chris had been his Dad’s hunting partner every year since he was a little kid and his absence that first deer season was painful. But that pain gave birth to an idea. While sitting alone in the woods, Mike thought about the other military service members and their families, whose lives would be forever changed by injury and death. He thought of those who; like Chris, grew up hunting and enjoying the outdoors, but who now felt they were unable to do so, due to their combat related injuries and disabilities. He thought that if he could help them get back out into nature, doing what they enjoy, they would heal faster, both in body and spirit. He also felt that doing so, in his son’s memory, could help he and his wife Galia, Chris’ mother, heal as well. “Nature heals” has become a motto for Camp Hope and for the dozens of volunteers that helped make Camp Hope what it is today. A place of rest, healing and for most, a place of renewed hope. Having grown up in Valley Mines, Missouri, Mike knew what rich hunting and fishing resources were in that area, and in late 2007, he purchased the land and renovated the small farmhouse sitting on the property now known as Camp Hope. 80 miles south of St. Louis, in rural Farmington, Camp Hope is 180 acres nestled among rolling hills, a waterfall flowing into clear water streams, beautiful natural vistas and rustic elephant rock formations surrounded by wide open ranges rich with wildlife. It was to become a perfect setting for carrying out Mike’s new mission -- the mission of Camp Hope. The first hunters were welcomed on Veterans Day weekend 2007. Working with Operation Second Chance, an organization that provides support for the Soldiers and Marines at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., the Camp Hope Board and volunteers received details of their first group of guys to come to Camp Hope. Mike said it was incredible to watch the guys transform from stressed and introverted strangers, to relaxed and open comrades and friends whose stories and experiences were so similar to each other’s. The only thing the hunters have to pay for is getting there. All other expenses are covered by Camp Hope through volunteer donations of food, supplies, physical assistance and funds. Before the second hunt ensured, Camp Hope worked with Operation Second Chance to sponsor legislation in the Missouri Congress which changed the law that required out-of-state service members to purchase a license to hunt in Missouri, resulting in the $185.00 fee being waived altogether for disabled service members. In January of 2008, Camp Hope launched its capitol campaign to raise money for the construction of a new lodge to replace the old, small and non-handicapped-accessible farm house. Preliminary plans for the lodge have been designed by architect and retired Army National Guard LTC, Frederick W. Hill who donated his time and talents to the plan. The new lodge will be a modern but rustic, handicapped-accessible facility to accommodate the dozen or so service members that come each deer and turkey season to enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, skeet shooting and canoeing with the assistance of the volunteers at Camp Hope. Those who don’t want to hunt can apply to just spend a few days of relaxation at the camp with their family. As the Camp Hope Mission Statement says, “our service members wounded in our nation’s wars face huge hurdles every day because of the sacrifice they gave for our freedom. Our goal is to give them back some of the freedom they preserved for us.” Camp Hope’s motto is “Our Thank You For Serving.” Founder Mike White, the volunteers and dozens of service organizations through out the country have raised more than $50,000 in support of Camp Hope’s mission to serve our combat wounded and disabled veterans, and to fund the building of the new lodge, but more is needed and the mission continues. For more information, to volunteer for upcoming fundraisers, or to make a tax-deductible donation, go to HYPERLINK “http://www.chrisnealfarms.com” \o “www.chrisnealfarms.com” \t “_blank” www.chrisnealfarm.com or write to 21 P.O. Box 52, Farmington, MO, 63640; Phone: 573-358-5500.
ST.LOUIS SECTION 24
A REAL BIKER
By Bob Kintz
C.J. Kintz, a 70 year old Harley rider from St. Louis returned from Sturgis to find that she had broken her leg in a minor accident; just 150 miles into the trip...It took numerous Advil (and a 6 pack of Bud Select each evening) but, along with her husband Bob and 2 friends, Sharon & Steve, she completed the remaining 2,300 miles of the trip, For all you Yuppie Trailer Queens, who haul your $30,000+ motorcycles to South Dakota to putt around Sturgis for 2 or 3 days, think of this old lady before you call yourself â€œA Bikerâ€?.
SEPTEMBER! Hope everyone who made Sturgis had a great time and made it back safely .And those of you who didn’t go, next year is 70th anniversary should be more than enough bikers there. Well for the second year in a row I committed the cardinal sin. That’s right hauled the bike out in the toy hauler and believe me it is a tough trip for me as I see so many people passing me in the wind, but when you are going to camp for 9 days and the old lady wants to go if she isn’t comfortable you’re not going to be either . We have done the camping in the tent I don’t have a problem with the heat but the old lady can’t handle it. And we bought the damn thing just for this and she is right and when you are going to stay this long it helps to have electricity a place to cook and coolers for beer so it is nice to have I just wish I didn’t have to haul it. I’ve made the trip on the bike six times ,of the six times twice was up the same day and three times home the same day ,the other times on the way up were extended trips west. And I sure do miss the riding but that’s the way it goes, alright enough pity on me. I hope you are going to make the LAKE OF THE OZARKS BIKEFEST this year it’s the third annual and for your best chance on winning a new bike the odds are probably the best you’ll find so come down & complete the passport run and good luck I would enter but if I won there would be some folks who would say it was a setup so I can’t enter. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we have a good turnout if you see me there don’t hesitate to buy me a BUDWEISER and say “hi” but I must warn you they don’t call me JAWS for nothing don’t plan on a short conversation. Hope to see you all there. For those who made the benefit and those who donated gifts thank you all, Jim, Wayne, and Bob, they did a great job selling raffle tickets I wasn’t much help with them but I was handling the PR on the floor. Matt wants to thank everyone for coming we also got some bad news after everything was going so good the leukemia is back as I write this he is back in the hospital starting everything over again. I will keep you up to date on his progress. I always forget because he has been battling leukemia also for 12 yrs. But my father in law has it also he was in remission for a number of yrs. And now his has returned also. F&^% this disease I don’t know what else to say about it hopefully they find a cure for it. Well the company unveiled the 2010’s up at the convention center in Rapid City and I have to say I was impressed with the bikes and I really liked the street glide trike . They had one there blacked out and I must say it was very impressive. The ultra trike was cool also what I think the company is trying to do isn’t a bad idea. There are people out there who want to ride and the conversions have been around for a long time so I would rather see someone on three wheels comfortable than on two wheels uncomfortable it makes it safer for all of us. If the intimidation of being on two wheels and knowing you could fall over or not being able to handle the leaning and knowing how to counter steer is too much then get a trike for your safety as well as ours. And I’ll tell you what there were people out in Sturgis again who had no F$#@ing business being out there but they are what I call inconsiderate bikers because of their stingy ego’s of wanting to go to Sturgis and not knowing how to ride they cross center lines they fall over into other bikes they run into people , they run off the road the list goes on and on. That said I would rather have an experienced rider that has a few beers in them on the road with me than an inexperienced rider remember folks my opinion, when you are riding the black hills you better know how to handle the bike because thousands of riders are there and one slip up and you could kill or cause several bikes to go down so learn your sled or get a trike but don’t go until you are totally comfortable riding in close proximity with other bikes. When I go out there it’s to ride without hassles but because so many new riders show up each year and have wrecks or run off the road we have been hit with 35 MPH speed limits that have taken away from the riding and now they are posted throughout the hills and every time you come across the reduced speed limits there is a police car waiting for you , for years we have ridden these roads and the normal speed limit is 55 MPH so roads you could lay your bike into the curves are now barely lean curves I know why they do this but I guess if we are going to ride free out there anymore it’s going to be before are after the rally just more of them taking control of rally so beware if you plan on going next year the speed limits could be 25 MPH after all take care of the 10 percent who shouldn’t be on a bike out there in the first place not the 90 percent that know what they’re doing well that’s all.
REMEMBER KEEP THE SHINEY SIDE UP AND THE RUBBER SIDE DOWN Learn how to ride before attending a rally with lots of people not only for NEW RIDER TIP: your safety but for others also.
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Motorcycle Portraits 314-277-8099 Jo Ann Kargus has been a commercial artist in St. Louis for over 25 years. Her company, Whitesitt Kargus Studio, specializes in architectural renderings, but her passion is painting portraits of people’s motorcycles. “I love to paint motorcycles because I love all the reflections in the metal
surfaces and getting every detail perfect.” says Jo Ann Jo Ann works in pencil, watercolor, acrylic or airbrush to create photorealistic paintings. “A custom portrait is special for each owner- either to keep or to give as a gift. People love their bikes” Jo Ann’s prices range from $300 to $3,000
FUTURE RIDER This is “Stink Weasel” He is 12 years old and just got his first street bike a 1980 Suzuki
Reggie You know what they say about big boys... they have big hearts. Reggie is a true love bug in every sense of the word. Cuddle time is his favorite part of the day, but donâ€™t get me wrong running and playing are a close second. Proven true to the breed, he is great with kids and adults alike, taking careful consideration with the little guys (most of the time) he is still a pup you know. Reggie gets along great with other dogs but if he is going to live in a home with one they will have to be just the right dog. Reggie likes being dominant but he will submit to a true alpha canine woman. Bulldogs have his heart and he could live with male or female (donâ€™t ask why it is just what we have found from experience when we have had bulldogs as fosters). Cats and furry critters would have longer lives if they donâ€™t live with Reg, he sees them as a fun game of chase. So if you think Reggie is the right fit for you, make a date to meet this hunky big boy.
750 CEMEC L7-5 1956 The history of CEMEC began in late 1944 when CMR (“Center for Assembly and Repair of Motorcycles”) was set up to dispose of the stocks of motorbikes- principally BMW R12s- that had been abandoned in France by the retreating German army. Manufacturing Begins In 1947, the CMR was closed down and CEMEC was established, rapidly becoming a manufacturer in its own right. CEMEC had new one-piece crankcases made (that of BMW was in two parts), a tubular frame (instead of the pressed –steel unit of the R12), and a final drive unit copied from that of the BMW R71, and a foot-operated gear shift (the R12 had a hand shift). Thus, the first CEMEC L7 was built. French in Name Only Most of the parts of this nominally French motorcycle were either copied or adapted from the components of various BMW models. Initially equipped with twin carburetors, it later adopted a singlecarb set up, which meant a heated intake pipe. Heavy but indestructible, the CEMEC L7 was used by most government departments. However, this cumbersome was horse actually had a sporty career because, in 1952, a CEMEC won the sidecar category of the Bol d’Or. CEMEC closed down in 1954. Manufacturing was taken over by Ratier, a well-known maker of airscrews looking to diversify. Ratier made BMW- derived motorcycles until 1960. The last side-valve L& was 26 hp L7-8 of 1957-58, which reverted to the twin-carburetor layout and could reach 83 mph. CEMEC and Ratier built some 2500 L7’s. SPECS
Engine: 748cc air-cooled flat-twin four stroke Power Rating: 20 hp @ 4300 rpm Valves: side valve Fuel System: Solex 30mm carburetor Suspension: telescpoc forks (front); plunger (rear) Brakes: drum (front & rear) Wheels: 19” wire Max Speed: 73 mph
The Pretty Things Peepshow, a vintage style traveling burlesque sideshow is twirling itâ€™s way through the Midwest September 2009. Their amazing cast is made up of the finest talent in show business today. Including world famous burlesque dancers, pin up queens and SuicideGirls Bettina May and go-go Amy, sexy tattooed sideshow siren extraordinaire Insectavora and (on loan from the Yard Dogs Road show) Tobias, the dapper Dan of danger plus the best host In the biz Mr. Vincent Drambuie This sexy spectacle of danger and desire will leave you breathless and bewildered. Donâ€™t miss your chance to dance with the devil and experience this one of a kind show.
Living The Life ~Sorez The Scribe In the wind out on the road Freedom found as the eagle soars Twisting the wick leaning hard Over the years Throughout the miles Leather is worn Scuffed scraped and torn Bikes seen some miles Through sunshine and storms Living the life I was born to live Onward and forward Into the wind
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Since the inception of Finkâ€™s Forum, Iâ€™ve tried to be diverse on the subjects that I write about. Trying to interest the readers on topics that might open minds or peek interest. Give some insight into my world of tattooing and the places and people it has led me to. So, even though the article itself might appear not to have anything to do with tattooing, in a round about way, it does. Thus far all the things that I have written about have had some influence in my life and been an inspiration to me artistically. For this months article the subject relation to tattooing could not be more blatant. After turning down numerous requests by Colonel Kleinhans of the Full Throttle Army, to show my own work I have finally given in. A braggart, I am not! As for my work, my mentor and teacher, Honest Mitch Mitchell, always instilled in me to let my work speak for itself! I live in beautiful St. Louis. I travel to NY on a regular basis to tattoo at my
two shops in Manhattan, Daredevil Tattoo and Fun City Tattoo. I work on an appointment only basis and book 4-8 weeks out. I’m competitive and reasonably priced. I take consultations Monday thru Friday, between noon and 1, although it’s always best to shoot me an email to make sure I’m in town. All right!!! Maybe a little selfpromotion… But that’s it! If you would like to get some work, drop me an email.
Badfink@earthlink.net Myspace.com/therealbradfink Ironage Studios 6309 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO 63130
WA N T E D Always interested in buying/trading antique and vintage tattoo equipment, flash, signs, etc . Contact Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SPARK THUGS ARE JOHNNY SHUMER, BILLY MEYER AND TONY STONE. SEEMINGLY A GENERAL STATEMENT, TO SEE A SPARK THUGS SHOW RE-DEFINES “ARE”. WITH LYRICS WRITTEN FROM PERSONAL BELIEFS AND EXPERIENCES AND THE PERSONAL ENERGY THAT DRIVES THE EVER-EVOLVING SOUND TO THEIR TASTE IN KUSTOMIZING GEAR, SPARK THUGS EVOKE THE SPIRIT OF ROCK IN A FASHION THAT DEFIES “FASHION”, HAVING THE OLD SCHOOL BARE BONES TACTIC OF ROCK N ROLL...SIMPLE, SINCERE AND ALWAYS SOMETHING UP THE SLEEVES. “BLENDING THE FOGGY TONES OF DOOM METAL WITH A PROPULSIVE SPACE-TRUCKIN’ PACE, SPARK THUGS PROVIDE A SERIOUS BUZZ FOR HEAD BANGING STONERS AND CLASSIC ROCKERS ALIKE. TONY STONE’S ROARING BLUES-INFUSED BARITONE, STRONG ENOUGH TO SOAR ABOVE HIS HIGH-VOLUME GUITAR LEADS, RECALLS GLENN DANZIG, JIM MORRISON AND IAN ASTBURY. ON THE... EP AMERICAN SHOGUN, THIS POWER TRIO RIDES HEAVY GROOVES LIKE A MYTHICAL HERO CORRALLING A MINOTAUR, WITH STRONG, STEADY HANDS ON THE THRASHING BEAST’S REINS.” -ANDREW MILLER 2007 RIVERFRONT TIMES SHOWCASE REVIEW
SEE THE SPARK THUGS SEPTEMBER 11 @ THE FOX HOLE 56 WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SPARKTHUGS
FREE WEB P R E VI E W
MONTH OF THE
BIKE OWNER: AKA CREW MODELS: PINK CADILLAC GIRLS PHOTO BY: STAN PERRET
LAKE OF THE OZARKS SECTION
SECTION POWERED BY LAKE OF THE OZARKS H-D
Cry Baby Campground 2009 Bikefest Features BANDS PLAYING NIGHTLY: LEO CASE DJ ING REVVED AND MOONDOGS VENDOR VILLAGE MOTOCROSS EXHIBITION PRIMITIVE CAMPING RV HOOKUPS BIKER STYLE LATE NIGHT PARTYING BIKER GAMES ALL ON 300 ACRES OF PRIVATE LAND
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CRUISIN’ calendar SEPTEMBER
September 4th-6th 2009 3rd Annual Fire on the Mountain Motorcycle Rally Where: Bristow OK www.christianmotorcycleevents.com
September 10th -13th 2009 Hot Springs Rally Where: Hot Springs Convention Center Hot Springs AR www.thehotspringsrally.com Friday September 11th 2009 Hot Summer Nights Where: Bagnell Dam Strip, Lake Ozark MO www.cruisehotsummernights.com Saturday September 12th 2009 4th Annual Ride for the Fallen Starts @ St. Robert V.F.W. Post 3176 17305 Superior Rd Ends @ Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ Info: Jim @ 573-528-0411 Saturday September 12th 2009 3rd Annual CMA in the Park Rally Where: City Park, Crane MO Email for info: email@example.com September 11th – 13th 2009 1st Annual Moo-Palooza “We Will Never Forget” Schedule Friday September 11th 2009 Opening Ceremony @6pm Where: City Hall Osage Beach MO Saturday September 12th 2009 Bands play from noon-7pm Fall Festival will be held @ State Park PB2 @ Town & Country Motel Sunday September 13th 2009 Band will perform @ noon Info Linda @ Town & Country Motel (573)348-5677
Tuesday September 15th 2009 Charity Poker Run Benefiting MO Veterans Home Where: Fulton V.F.W., S. Hwy 54 Last bike out @ 11am Info: 573-642-1780 Saturday September 19th 2009 March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Where: Mid America H-D, Columbia MO www.midamericahd.com Saturday September 19th 2009 Motorcycle Awareness Poker Run Starts @ Sky Line Honda Waynesville MO (rain or shine) Info: Darrel 573-337-0088 Sunday September 20th 2009 Local 27 FORR Statewide Poker Run Where: V.F.W. Osceola Sign In 11am Last Bike Out @ noon Info: Jim 417-276-6370 September 17th – 20th 2009 3rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Where: Lake of the Ozarks H-D Complex
LAKE OF THE OZARKS SECTION
Saturday September 5th 2009 Poker Run & Bikers Fun Day Where: Aurora MO, Info: 417-848-2405
Toad Cove Complex (www.toadcove.com ) and all official passport locations, www.LakeoftheOzarksBikefest.com Sunday September 27th 2009 End of Summer Party Where: Lake of the Ozarks H-D 6482 Hwy 54 Osage Beach MO 573-302-7600 Saturday October 3rd 2009 Ozark Mountain Chapter of Lebanon H.O.G. #2575 Where: Ozark H-D Lebanon, MO Register: 10:30am (Rain date Oct. 4th) October 8th -12th 2009 Columbia Roctoberfest Where: Midway Expo Center 6401 W. Hwy 40 Columbia MO www.columbiaroctoberfest.com Saturday October 17th 2009 LCTC Open House Car & Cycle Show Where: Hwy 5 S. Camdenton MO Info: 573-346-9260 Saturday October 31st 2009 13th Annual Halloween Bash Where: Buckhorn MO Info: 573-528-6409
Third annual Full Throttle Midwest Passport Run featured at Lake of the Ozarks Bikfest. Purchase a $15 passport from any of the 23 official passport stops listed on this page after September 16th. Travel at your own pace and get your passport stamped at each of the 23 stops. Once you have Collected All 23 Official Passport Stop Stamps your Completed Passport can be checked in any time prior to 1PM Sunday September 20th, 2009 at the Official Full Throttle Passport Tent location at the Toad Cove Complex. The personal information back page of your Passport will be removed from the booklet and placed into the bin that the Motorcycle Grand Prize Winner and Ten Runner Upâ€™s will be pulled from at 1:30 PM Sunday afternoon on the Main Stage of the Toad Cove Entertainment Complex. Your completed Passport is yours to keep as a commemorative souvenir. Enjoy a safe ride around the lake area!
T H E L E AT H E R M A N B I K E S H O W
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2009
E N T E R TA I N M E N T W I L L B E G I N A R O U N D 1 P M AT T H E L U B Y ’ S S TAG E .
LINE-UP INCLUDES: THE PURPLE GAS CAPS 1-2:30PM CHUCK & BILLY SHOW 3-4PM JORDON & THE EMPIRES 4:30 - 6PM
BEER SALES ALL DAY! BRATS, HAMBURGERS & HOT DOGS WILL BE SERVED FROM 1 – 6PM REGISTRATION WILL RUN FROM 3-4PM
$10 ENTRY INCLUDES A COLLECTOR’S SHIRT AND CHANCES AT DOOR PRIZES. JUDGING WILL BE FROM 4-5PM AWARDS WILL BE FROM 5:30-6PM
MARCH OF DIMES BIKERS FOR BABIES RIDE SATU R DAY, SE PTE M B E R 19, 2009 LAKE OF THE OZARKS STARTING LOCATION: THE HORNY TOAD OVERFLOW PARKING LOT ON BITTERSWEET RD. HWY HH TO BITTERSWEET RD. REGISTRATION IS FROM 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. RIDE LEAVES AT 11 A.M. JOIN US FOR A 110 MILE SCENIC RIDE TO MID AMERICA HARLEY-DAVIDSON IN COLUMBIA FOOD, AWARDS, AND ENTERTAINMENT $25 DONATION PER RIDER AND %15 PER PASSENGER HELP US IN THE FIGHT TO SAVE BABIES!! FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.BIKERSFORBABIES.ORG OR CALL 573-635-5350 THE AFTER-PARTY TO BE HELD BACK AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS BIKEFEST. FREE HEAD EAST CONCERT AT LAKE OZARK’S TOAD COVE @ 8 P.M. (THERE WILL BE AND ORGANIZED RIDE LEAVING MID AMERICA HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO THE LAKE)
CHICKY’S WINGS & SPIRITS BIKE WASH S AT U R D AY S E P T E M B E R 19 T H 2 0 0 9
COME AND JOIN THE CHICKY GIRLS F OR TH E B I KEWASH FROM 10AM-4PM. G ET YOU R B I KE WASH E D AN D E NJOY SOM E
AN D A
M EADS FLAT - HWY 54 & V ROAD, 5 M I LES NORTH ON 54 FROM BUS 54/54 I NTE RCHANGE.
The Journey’s End Roadhouse has been open since May 22, 2009. THE BEST TALKED
ABOUT BIKER DESTINATION IN THE BIKER WORLD!!!!!!!! The WILDSIDE offers BATTLE
OF THE BIKER BANDS, during the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest 2009.
They also offer the World’s first Motorcycle BIDET, watch that throttle it will go wide open. It’s quite a refreshing ride after a long hot day on the bike, so bring you friends. You need to see this!!!!!!! Also, come listen to the live music on Saturday during the Bikefest starting at 8pm until midnight. SOUTH 5 BAND plays some of the best classic rock for you. Come and party with us as you will definitely enjoy yourself. The MILDSIDE offers some fine scenery like the antique motorcycles, old letters and pictures. The list is Endless. Along with that, they’ve got GREAT FOOD, a Beautiful Staff and their lounge is top notch. Come in and say Hi to Jen, Erick, Jim and the rest of the staff. They are located in Camdenton, Missouri on South Business Hwy. 5. They are a brand new place at the lake to eat, party, and enjoy LIFE OFF THE LAKE.
The Journey’s End Roadhouse will have you enjoying the passion, love and fun that riding and making new friends is all about.
HOME OF THE SOON TO BE FAMOUS
Come see us at the Journey’s End Roadhouse WHERE THE ADVENTURE BEGINS!
Osage Beach Stone Crest Mall - Hwy. 54 573-348-1443 bootleggerssaloon.com
“Order Whats You Wants, Eats What You Gets”, says Vinnie “Shots” Luciani
Friday, Sept. 18
LIME TIME featuring BUD LIGHT LIME SPECIALS FREE APPETIZERS AT 5PM (while they last) GIVE-A-WAYS - PRIZES
BUD GIRLS AND LIVE MUSIC 7PM
STOP FOR BIKEFEST September 17-20 All Four Days
•Bad Donkey Tattoo •Wicked Gypsy Cycles Saturday, Sept. 19
Clear Creek Coach Motorcycle Hearse Official Full Throttle Location T-shirts, Magazines, and information.
Live Music STARTING AT 4PM
FREE PIG ROAST BURN-OUT & UGLIST BIKE CONTEST
The Lake’s Favorite Cajun Restaurant!
Voted #1 Restaurant on the Water 2008
Dining at the Water’s Edge Lounge with Fireplace-Flat Screens Inside & Outside - Catch All Your NFL & College Football Smoke Free Inside Environment
MUDDLED MOJITOS & CAJUN BLOODY MARY’S
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TOP 10 WATER BAR IN THE NATION BY POWER BOAT MAGAZINE
Authentic Creole Cuisine, World Famous Crab Cakes & Crawfish Etouffee
STOP FOR BIKEFEST
Marina with Fuel up to 93 Oct, Full C-Store, Bathrooms & Pump-Out Service A LUXURY LAID BACK LAKE EXPERIENCE!
Great Live Entertainment
Dale Blue The Barefoot Legend Live all Weekend (Call for Details)
Friday and Saturday Night of Bike Week Warner Bros. Recording Artist from Nashville
Live Both Friday & Saturday Nights at 9pm
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM FOR LUNCH & DINNER Subject to change after Labor Day
THE FIRST LAKE ROAD WEST OF THE GRAND GLAIZE BRIDGE JEFFRIES ROAD
OPENSubject 7 DAYS AtoWEEKchange11AMafterFOR LUNCH & DINNER Labor Day KK to the end of Three Seasons Road • 21MM 573-302-1745
STOP FOR BIKEFEST
YOUR SPORTS HEADQUARTERS •FREE WIFI Catch All The Action on 110’ HD Big Screen & 8 Flat Screen TV’s
OFFICAL PASSPORT STOP FOR BIKEFEST
FRI & SAT NIGHTS PRIME RIB SPECIALS
BLUE PLATE LUNCH MENU Monday thru Friday 10 Specials Value Priced @ $6.99
HICKORY SMOKED: Baby Back Ribs • Pork Spare Ribs Hand-Pulled Pork • Beef Brisket Jumbo Chicken Wings
Now Serving Catfish Daily
HAPPY HOUR Tuesday thru Friday 4-7pm
Plus All Day on Sundays! $1.00 PULLED PORK SLIDERS & 50 Piece Wing Bucket Special Mondays-4pm-close $1.00 Pulled Pork Sliders & 60¢ Wobbly Wings
Lake Rd. 54-37
Hwy. 54, 1/4 Mile West of the Outlet Mall in Osage Beach
19 Mile Point
QUIET FAMILY CAMPGROUND ON 47 ACRES large shaded sites, big rigs welcome, pool, hiking trails, secluded tent sites
LAKE OF THE OZARKS SECTION
P.O.Box 525, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 4.5 miles NW of Bagnell Dam on Hwy "W" firstname.lastname@example.org www.majesticoakspark.com
Leather Accessories & Apparel, Biker Leather & Gear, Footwear, Sterling Silver Jewelry, Gifts & More! Bagnell Dam Strip, Lake Ozark, Missouri
full Throttle kitchen Pat Schulte, owner of Camp Bagnell Fish & Steak House presents a great recipe:
Beer Batter for Onion Rings
Mix in a 5 gallon bucket 24 eggs 2 gallons of beer 24 cups of flour Add salt to season Dip onion rings in batter, then into fryer, ENJOY!!! Join Camp Bagnell in Celebrating 15 Years of Fun at the Lake! Stop by to see them on the Passport run @ Bikefest! Specializing in Dry Rub Ribs, Smoked meats, catfish, & Steaks, also The dowel rod of Stacked Onion Rings, You must come in to see them and EAT THEM. They’re home to the Famous “Jack Black” Steak. “Jack Black” their signature! Marinated pepper corned filet topped with Jack Sauce & sautéed mushrooms. Camp Bagnell can “JACK UP” any steak on the menu.
FACES & PLACES
E E R F
S U PL Harley-Davidson Vehicle & Powertrain Operations 11401 N. Congress Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153
WEEKNLIGYHTS BIKE TUESDAY
KANSAS CITY SECTION
ANTOINETTE’S BAR & GRILL 4545 N Brighton Kansas City, MO (816) 452-1011 HOOTERS of North Kansas City 6411 NW Barry Rd. Kansas City, 64154 (816) 584-8900
WEDNESDAY HOOTERS of Springfield 2010 E Independence St. Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 887-9464
O’ Bryan’s Pub & Grill 210 SW Greenwich Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 (816) 875-2325
FRIDAY HITTEM’ HARD MC 3040 Manchester TFWY Kansas City, MO (816) 824-5339 Starts at 7pm 1st & 3rd Friday every Month
SATURDAY TOOL SHED LOUNGE 14940 E US Highway 40 Kansas City, MO 64136 (816) 373-1747
KNUCKLEHEADS SALOON RUSSO’S PIZZA & PUB 2715 Rochester St. 9324 State Route 7 Kansas City, MO 64120 Lees Summit, MO 64064 (816) 483-1456 (816) 578-4943 W H I S K EY TA N G O 401 SE Outer Belt Rd. Grain Valley, MO 64029 (816) 847-5650
THURSDAY HOOTERS of Independence 19850 E Valleyview Pkwy. Independence, MO 64057 (816) 478-8832
Fuel 7300 W. 119th St. Overland Park KS, 66213
PADDY O’QUIGLEY’S 700 NE Woods Chapel Rd. Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 (816) 373-5888
CRUISIN’ calendar SEPTEMBER
September 4th -7th 2009 ABATE of Kansas Labor Day Rally Where: Lake Perry KS www.theharley.com/kansas September 4th – 6th 2009 3rd Annual Fire on the Mountain Motorcycle Rally Where: Bristow OK www.christianmotorcycleevents.com September 5th & 6th 2009 Greaserama Carshow #9 Where: Boulevard Drive-IN Kansas City KS www.greaserama.com
September 11th -12th 2009 Full Boar 2009 Harley Davidson Factory Open House Where: 11401 N Congress Ave Kansas City, MO 64153-1473 8am-4pm www.fullboarkc.com Saturday September 12th 2009 3rd Annual Real Bikers Wear Pink Ride Starts @ 8am-West parking lot of Sam’s Club- 135th St Overland Park KS www.rbwp.org Saturday September 12th 2009 Riverfront H-D Open House Unveiling of the 2010’s Where: 608 N. 2nd Lawrence KS 785-832-8828 Saturday September 12th 2009 Safe Place Poker Run Where: Brass Rail 152 Hwy & N. Brighton Kansas City MO www.safeplaceforkids.org
Sunday September 13th 2009 “Speed the Light” Car & Bike Show Where: Youth Calvary Assembly of God 9320 Elm Ave Kansas City MO
Saturday September 26th 2009 March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Where: Winner’s Circle 210 N. Pine St St. Joseph MO email@example.com
Saturday September 19th 2009 6th Annual Ride for Hope Bike Rally & Car Show Where: City Park Ellinwood KS
Saturday September 26th 2009 Fall Kearney Bike Show Where: 301 W. Washington St Kearney MO Info: Dane 816-628-5537
Saturday September 19th 2009 B.A.C.A. Flinthills 3rd Annual Hog Roast, Poker Run, & Bike Show Where: Chanute KS Info: 620-496-5269
Friday October 2nd 2009 FORR District 4 Octoberfest Rally Where: 12773 N. Outer Rd Odessa MO www.forr.net
Sunday September 20th 2009 15th Annual Bikers for Babies Where: Kansas Speedway I-70 & 11oth St Exit Kansas City KS
October 8th -10th 2009 OK State H.O.G. Rally Where: Ponca City OK www.okstatehogrally.com
Saturday September 19th 2009 V.F.W. Men’s Auxiliary Poker Run & Hog Roast Where: Harrisonville MO Info: Daniel Burton 816-718-9732 September 17th – 20th 2009 3rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Where: Lake of the Ozarks H-D Complex (www. lakeoftheozarksharley-davidson.com), Toad Cove Complex (www.toadcove. com ) and all official passport locations www.LakeoftheOzarksBikefest.com
KANSAS CITY SECTION
Sunday September 6th 2009 1st Annual Freedom Run Where: Freedom Cycles 12501 S. US Hwy 71 Grandview MO Info: Dalton 816-699-0068
Wednesday October 9th 2009 Running with the Daltons Where: Coffeyville KS Shelley@downtowncoffeyville.org Saturday October 17th 2009 Ride to Defeat ALSALS Where: Corporate Woods Overland Park KS Info: Angie 816-305-0289
Friday September 25th 2009 “Edstock” Ride Starts @ Worth H-D Gladstone MO 6pm Saturday September 26th 2009 Big Bend Bike Rally Where: Great Bend KS www.bigbendbikerally.com
FTM ILLINOIS SALES TEAM s
JERRY & TRACY RIPLEY
Ok, was this past month August, or October? 70 degrees? We went on some great rides and attended some awsome events. Now here we are in September and Lake of the Ozarks Bike Fest is coming up! The Full Throttle Army will be there in force and we cant wait! Also, Sunday Sept 20th, you dont want to miss the Centerville PTâ€™s Bike Rodeo. It starts at 2pm and this is going to be a blast. Lots of great things planned for this and there will be some surprises as well, so come out. Live music by HUSH and if you think they rock indoors, come see them outside! Naturally, where you find HUSH, you will find Tracy and they wont be far apart as usual!
On a sad note, we have had to many fallen bikers this year. Tracy and I just learned of another last night and we knew her well. Theres alot of bikers out there but when we lose one, it leaves a huge hole in the group. Please be careful out there folks. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost. Well I hate to say it but Bike season only has a few good months left. Tracy and I are already working on plans for next year in Illinois thanks to some great feedback from all of you. We cant let anything out yet, but just wait. Theres gonna be some big things happening!
Keep the wind in your face, and enjoy the ride!
~Jerry and Tracy~
ILLINOIS SECTION 79
CRUISIN’ calendar SEPTEMBER
Sunday September 6th 2009 Dreamweavers Fall Rodeo Sign Up @ Ted’s Motorcycle World Alton IL Monday September 7th 2009 MDA Telethon Where: Andrae’s H-D 2010 N. Lincoln Ave, Urbana IL Info: 217-328-2092
Saturday September 12th 2009 Frieze H-D Open House Where: Frieze H-D 1560 North Green Mount Road, O’Fallon IL, 10am-3pm
September 8th – 12th 2009 Conrad’s H-D 25th Anniversary Celebration 19356 N. E. Frontage Rd, Joliet IL
Sunday September 13th 2009 Salty Dawgs Fall Run Sign up @ RJ’s , Hartford IL 11am-1pm Sunday September 13th 2009 DuPage Police Assoc. Ride Where: Wildfire H-D 120 W. North Ave, Villa Park IL
Wednesday September 9th 2009 Hope Ride for Autism Where: Woodstock H-D 2050 S. Eastwood Dr, Woodstock IL
Sunday September 13th 2009 12th Annual DARE Run Sign up @ New Baden City Park New Baden IL, 9:30am-11am
Saturday September 12th 2009 Summer Sunset Party & Bonfire Where: City Limits H-D 2200 N. Rand Rd, Palatine IL
Sunday September 13th 2009 Cpl. Kevin Clarke Memorial Run Starts @ American Legion Post 615 17423 S. 67th Ct., Tinley Park IL www.heartofamarine.org
Saturday September 12th 2009 Annual Fall Poker Run Where: Sharky’s IL Rte 159 & 1-70, Collinsville IL Saturday September 12th 2009 Walter Brother’s H-D Fall Open House & Bike Give Away 615 S. Maxwell Rd, Peoria IL Info: 309-697-1917
September 12th -13th 2009 Coziahr H-D Open House Where: 150 W. Marion Ave, Forsyth IL
September 17th – 20th 2009 3rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Where: Lake of the Ozarks H-D Complex (www.lakeoftheozarksharleydavidson.com), Toad Cove Complex (www.toadcove.com ) and all official passport locations www.LakeoftheOzarksBikefest.com Sunday September 19th 2009 Cycle Saints CMA Chapter’s Annual Benefit Rodeo Where: First Christian Church Bethalto IL, Noon- 4pm Saturday September 19th 2009 100 MPH Club. Motorcycle Rodeo (To benefit the children’s burn camp of Illinois) Where: 8300 Bunkum Rd Info: 618-236-1606
Sunday September 27th 2009 RIP’s B.A.D. Ride Where: Rte 66 State Park Eureka MO, Check in 9am Festival kicks off @ noon www.ripsbadride.com Sunday September 20th 2009 Boozefighters 3rd Annual Poker Run & Party Where: TR’s Place, Belleville IL Sign Up @ 11:30am- 1pm Sunday September 20th 2009 Poker Run Benefit for Sheyenne Kampwerth Sign up @ TR’s Place, Belleville IL Saturday September 26th 2009 Belleville Oktoberfest Bike Show Contact Mike Berens (618)781-2889 for info Sunday September 27th 2009 American Cancer Society Relay Team Live. Laugh. Love. 2nd Annual Poker Run Sign up @ noon Where: Main Street, 220 N. Main Waterloo IL Sunday September 27th 2009 Thunder Alley Swap Meet Where: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds Routes 13 & 159, Belleville IL Saturday October 3rd 2009 Joe Dubree Memorial Run Where: Coziahr H-D 150 W. Marion Ave, Forsyth IL Sunday October 4th 2009 Big Thunder Run Leaves from Batavia V.F.W. Saturday October 10th 2009 Rob & Jenni Allen Memorial Poker Run Sign up @ Georgetown American Legion 11am Sunday October 11th 2009 Autism Ride Where: Wildfire H-D 120 W. North Ave, Villa Park IL
Saturday September 12th 2009 Will County ABATE-7th Annual Hooters & Scooters Register @ Hardwood American Legion Post #5 I-80 & Larkin Ave, Joliet IL www.willcoabate.org
Sunday October 11th 2009 Piasa-Gateway ABATE Chapter’s Annual Toy Run Where: Wood River Eagles Lodge 74 E. Ferguson Ave, Wood River IL Sunday October 18th 2009 8th Annual MCRA “Sweetie” Ride Start times, locations & routes TBA
SHOW & RUN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 ALL PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO JON BROUGH. BELLEVILLE’S HOMETOWN HERO. Jon would like to recognize the Living Independently Now Center –LINC LINC is a not-for-profit corporation that provides services to persons with all types of disabilities
$15 Registration per bike –incl. 1 hand for the poker run Registration starts at 10AM Judging for show ends at 1230PM Prizes will be awarded at @ 1 PM Cash prizes & plaques for each category- 1ST 2ND 3RD
SUPPORTED By BLUE KNIGHTS CHAPTER XIV
Registration & Bike Show will be in the second block of East Main St. Poker run will start from American Performance Motorcycles at 700 S Illinois St at @ 1PM following the bike show Contact MATT BERENS- 781- 2889.
B.A.D. RIDE IN L.A.
Have you ever dreamed of raising money for a great Charity Organization and also win an awesome trip at thesame time? Three families from the St. Louis area achieved this dream this past year. Steve, Robin, Cayla and Courtney Pulley from Collinsville, IL, Shane and Colleen Kempfert from Florissant, MO, John Crandell and Maggie Atchison from St. Louis, MO each won a trip to Los Angles, Ca this past June to the American Diabetes Rip’s BAD Ride (Biker’s Against Diabetes) XII, by raising at least $3800.00 at the 2nd Annual American Diabetes Rip’s BAD Ride last year here in St. Louis, MO. The 3 families flew to Los Angles, CA and attend the VIP Party held at Knox Berry Farm. There they had a surprise visit by Larry Hagman from I Dream of Jennie and JR in Dallas, who came to the party. The following day they did the Rip’s BAD ride and ended up at the Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, CA. There they were entertained by bands, vendors, bike games and bike show.
The Pulley family raised over $7,800.00 and combing with the other two families, they all raisa total of over $16,000.00!!!!. The biggest incentive for each of these families was raising money for diabetes, because each of these families have a family member that is diabetic. Cayla Pulley is 20 years old and has been diabetic since she was 10 yrs old. She was able to experience the excitement of over 1,000 motorcycles coming together, and raising over $250,000.00 for the Rip’s BAD Ride in LA. The Kempfert ‘s have a daughter Ashley 19 yrs.old, that has been diabetic since she was 15 yrs. old, and John Crandell is diabetic himself. It was an awesome experience that no one will ever forget and would definitely want to raise more money for next year to come back! Rip’s BAD Ride started 12 years ago by Rip Rose. Rip was a biker and photojournalist for Easyriders Magazine and had a dream of a Biker Nation rallying to fight diabetes. Rip enlisted the support of the Davidson Family, motorcycle industry leaders and bikers touched by diabetes.
Today, Rip’s dream is a reality. The ride began in Southern California in 1998 with 300 riders and has grown to more than 8,000 riders from 18 start sites converging into Oak Canyon Park, Orange County, CA. Rip passed away in 2000 and his legacy lives on as Rip’s B.A.D. ride has grown.
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THURSDAY American Performance Motorcycle Co. 700 C South Illinois St. Belleville, IL (618) 222-2945
There are only 6 select states (8 rides) that are hosting this ride currently: CA, MO IA, AZ, KS and TX.
On Sept. 27, 2009 St. Louis will host their 3rd Annual Rip’s BAD Ride. They will start from 5 different start sites (between Illinois and Missouri) and end up at the festival site (Route 66 State Park) in Eureka, MO. The festival will include bands, bike shows, bike games, food and vendors. Last year they had over 150 bikes participate even with the damp weather. As of June 1, 2009, they already have over 100 bikes registered for this year. For more information you can go to www:ripsbadride.com or call 314-822-5490 ext.6830. Hope to see ya September 27, 2009. P.S. Remember to be BAD!!!!!
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VS Suzuki Gladius Seat Height 30.9 in Fuel Tank Cap 3.8 gallon @ 44 mpg Weight 447 lbs HP 67.12 @ 9000 rpm Torque 42.9 @ 7400 rpm Trans 6 spd CC’s 645cc V Twin Liquid Cooled yes Vibration Level Med - rubber mounts Price Range 6’s
Kawasaki ER-6n 29.7 in 4.1 gallon @ 42 mpg 449 lbs 62.94 @ 8800 rpm 43.11 @ 7200 rpm 6 spd 649cc Parallel Twin yes Low - internal balancer 6’s
I researched both of these bikes after reading the Dyno reports and watching the track testing’s. Both bikes are reasonably close in specifications and in price. However, if you are 5’ 7” or taller like me, you may want to consider getting the Suzuki Gladius because of its height, handle bar design and it’s thicker body. The Gladius has an awesome ride to it and if you are a novice rider, it won’t scare you. The overall design and feel of the bike is really nice. I would have no problems putting this one out on the road for a nice back country run with a few friends. The only downside to the Gladius is that when you lay it over in a turn it starts to scrap the ground a little. So, if you’re into the extreme cornering, don’t get to low on this one, it’s not recommended. Now, over to the Kawasaki ER-6n. This bike is designed for the rider that is under the 5’ 7” marker, it has a thinner body to it and just like the Suzuki Gladius it will not scare you if you are a novice rider. As for the handle bar design, it is a little strange and somewhat uncomfortable due to the height and shape of them. Too long on the road with these bars and my back and shoulders would hurt. Great news though, you can change them and put some drag bars in their place. The cornering was really good, I was able to get low without scrapping anything or feeling that the bike would come out from under me. I enjoyed both bikes, however, I would have to agree with the pro-riders this time around that the Suzuki Gladius is the better bike of the two. I would recommend both bikes for a novice rider and suggest riding them both before making your choic By Stan Perret
UK - KTM 125 AND SUPER DUKE BRAKE PROBLEM INVESTIGATION:
By Stan Perret
In the UK, a number of riders of the Super Duke have reported brake lock-up problems that have thrown the riders from the bikes causing some mirror and serious damage. The initial investigations indicated that the problem is restricted at this time to the bikes that are mostly ridden throughout the winter time conditions resulting in the corrosion of and affecting the Brembo Calipers. Currently this investigation is listed as ‘On Going’. The investigation also reports that the number of injuries and incidents are low and still confined to the bikes that are ridden throughout the winter time conditions.
BIKE OWNER: JERRY CHOATE MODELS: DIONE AND TESSA BIKE TYPE: GSXR 1000 SUZUKI 2003
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