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MARCH 2011 VOL 3 ISSUE 9

CALENDAR OF EVENTS TECH TIP

SPECIAL JACOB JAVITS INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW ISSUE!!!

Featured Bikes:

Babe of the Month

Exile Cycles ‘ROCKSTAR’ Doug Keim’s CREATIVE CYCLES


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veryone loved the Special O.C.C. cover with Paul Sr. We again thank Paul Sr. and O.C.C. for being such great hosts to Fast Lane Biker NY and our people. We received many compliments on the cover, spread, and story!! Look for a lot more between us and O.C.C. soon and up coming events at the World Head Quarter we will be attending. The Javits show was a huge hit, and at the biggest show on the east coast, our booth was voted best booth at the show all weekend!! Congrats to our crew in our booth, Lamination PreservationScott-Michelle, NY Motorcycle Shows.com Vic T, my event and Media supervisor, Ignition Nation.comRich and Tom and Girls, Under My Skin-Tattoo TonyDevin, Cross Roads Custom Rides and Marine Tribute Motorcycle-Larry and Buck, Custom Auto and CycleJerry Tully and Crew and all our Models!!! We had it all pictures on customs motorcycles with hot models, the Marine Tribute bike, the hottest Motorcycle and Hot Rod web site set up and models with all info for Ignition Nation.com., Custom motorcycle Art and Art wok displayed from Lamination Preservation. Great custom motorcycle from Custom Auto and Cycle, we had posters to give away and buy, We had free candy and a smoke machine, DJ equipment, laser lights, TV shows running on concerts and Tattoo Tony’s show with Bret Michele’s called Life as I Know It and he filmed for his own up- coming reality show. Our booth was one walk thru giant party to interact and have fun with. The people having the event and all the attendees voted us best booth all weekend. Look at the group shot below of some of the crew that was in our booth. Thanks to all that came by and hung out with us and to all my crew, you guys are the Best. Thanks for all your hard work. We also covered and sponsored Tattoo Tony’s

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Liquor Unveil at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park and was the filming wrap up for his show. Lamination attended, Vic, and the rest of the Fast Lane Biker NY crew. We had a great time and thanks again to Tattoo Tony for taking good care of us. See the pictures inside this issue. We are happy to have so many New Advertisers coming aboard; we welcome all them in the coming months! We plan on bringing you more on the Tattoo Learning Center and a few surprises!! Support our advertisers as they support us and bring you this great magazine.

New York’s Biggest, Best, Baddest Motorcycle Magazine!! Until next month... Keep your knees in the breeze!

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LIST OF CULPRITS NATIONAL PUBLISHER Mark Ruzicka

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS J.P. Fager, Larry Mazalatis, Mark Vetrini, Frank D, Nancy Bucko, Debbie & John Landers, Joe Gunther

FRONT COVER: Rockstar Energy Drink custom by Exile Cycles, Penn Jersey custom bike featuring Lynda Bowman, and a Doug Keim, Creative Cycles custom.

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Motorcycle Courtesy of NYC Choppers. Ad Š2010 Ignition Nation, Inc. All Rights Reserved. www.ignitionnation.com

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DIRECTORY

ADIRONDACK HARLEY-DAVIDSON B&M PERFORMANCE CYCLES . . . BABE OF THE MONTH . . . . . . . . . . CASKINETTES THROTTLE SHOP . . CAVALIER & ASSOCIATES . . . . . . . CUSTOM AUTO & CYCLE . . . . . . . . CYBERSPOKES.COM . . . . . . . . . . . CYCLE SISTERS MC. . . . . . . . . . . . DAVID LERNER ASSOCIATES . . . . DIVINE COMPUTER SOLUTIONS . . EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAST LANE LAUGHS . . . . . . . . . . . FAST LANE TATTOO . . . . . . . . . . . . FEATURE BIKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GEORGETOWN INN . . . . . . . . . . . . HARLEY-DAVIDSON CO-OP . . . . . . IGNITION NATION.COM . . . . . . . . . JACK DANIELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JJ’S CYCLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JUST 1 BIKE DINER. . . . . . . . . . . . KEEPING UP WITH JONES . . . . . . KEN’S DIAMOND DOLLS. . . . . . . . KICK START TOWING. . . . . . . . . . . KOZAK KUSTOMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . LAMINATION PRESERVATION . . . . LEHIGH EXTRAVAGANZA . . . . . . . . LOCOMOTION POWERSPORTS . . . MARK VETRINI PHOTOGRAPHY . . MEN & MOTORCYCLES . . . . . . . . . MICHAEL SAVINI PHOTOGRAPHY . MODERN WELDING SCHOOL . . . . NEW ROC HARLEY-DAVIDSON . . . NEW YORK BIKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . NORTHERN MOTORSPORTS . . . . . O’TOOLE’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON. . . PREMIO FOODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRODUCT REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . RENU POWDER COATING . . . . . . . TACKROOM BAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TECH TIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOON TOWN PAINT . . . . . . . . . . . . WILLIAMS RESTAURANT . . . . . . . .

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INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW AT THE JACOB JAVITS CENTER NY January 21st-23rd, 2011 . Leah Jung

The 2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Show was my first experience at a trade show of such magnitude (over 65,000 people attended)! I came not as a motorcycle enthusiast, but to promote Fast Lane Biker Magazine and raise money for The Corporal Joseph S. Tremblay, Scholarship Fund. I had the time of my life... Aside from one unwelcomed pat on the butt from a stranger (I blame it on the beer, which was flowing like intake air all day)! There were stunt shows (circle wheelies, stoppies, no handed tricks!) performed by Team No Limit’s partners Jason & Kendi Britton and Eric Hoenshell. I first saw those two on the Speed Channel series “Stealth Riders.” There were off-thehook new bikes debuted from Ducati, Harley-Davidson and Victory, and demonstrations of state of the art new accessories. I was extremely satisfied with the diversity of the bikes on display. It brought all walks of life: families, offroad riders in their Fox gear, and blinged out sports bike fanatics. One thing the patrons all had in common was how impressed they were by the Fast Lane Biker NY booth. We had four custom bikes on display, every inch of which were designed and shined to make eyes widen. We had jaw-dropping models rocking out to the Doors and the Eagles, eager to pose for pictures with whoever could brave the cleavage overload. Even celebrities including Ice-T and his wife Coco were spotted mingling with the FLB models. In addition to the bikes (including the renowned Marine Tribute bike), we were joined all weekend by Tattoo Tony, soon to be seen on the much anticipated reality television show, “Under My Skin.” His recognizable tattooed face attracted fans who were hungry for autographs and a chance to be filmed for his television show. Tattoo Tony was also generous enough to share his new Hard Iced Tea with us; it is delicious! Flash bulbs were going off endlessly, you’d think we were having a strobe light party in our premier section of the convention center. There really was a lot to see, I’m not surprised so many people wanted to save the memories. By the end of the weekend, our crew had made many new friends, a few of whom got to walk away with a beautiful autographed laminate poster of Paul Sr. from Orange County Choppers, donated by Lamination Preservation. The hottest girls, the hottest motorcycles, and the hottest biker magazine in the area set the 675,000 square foot venue on fire. Can’t wait to do it again next year! The Fast Lane Biker magazine family is proud that we worked together so efficiently, and honored that you keep reading! Thank you!

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will end with food, music, and more. Proceeds go to the Chuck Margiotta Scholarship Fund. For more information call (718) 698-9494, , or go to http:// www.ChuckMargiottaScholarshipFund.com. NEW YORK STATE March 4th to 13th . 70th Annual Daytona Bike Week - One of the nation’s premiere motorcycle events! There will be vendors, great riding and unlimited fun in the sun. Daytona Beach, Florida March 12th . American Harley-Davidson St. Patrick’s Day Party - Feeling Lucky??? Join us for our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at American Harley-Davidson, 1149 Erie Ave., N. Tonawanda from 10am-3pm. Spin the Wheel ‘O’ Luck and save up to 25% on HarleyDavidson Official Licensed Product and Aftermarket Product. Enjoy food and drinks and listen to some Irish music and have a chance to win prizes. call Joe H at 716-692-7200.

March 12th . ABATE of Wayne - Cabin Fever Party Wolcott Hotel, 12004 Main St., Wolcott. Starts at 6 pm. Wane County ABATE meeting 5:00 pm.

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March 25th-27th . Buffalo Motorama - Motorcycle & Car Show - The Buffalo Motorama will be held at the Buffalo Convention Center in Buffalo, NY. The 2011 show will showcase some of the best motorcycles, cars and trucks from WNY and out of the area. Some of the vehicles on display will be direct from SEMA, the car show circuit, or from collections that haven’t been on public display for years, more to be revealed so check back often call 716-390-6848.

March 13th . New Roc Harley Davidson - Rides of March. $10, Includes patch and lunch upon return. Register 10am-11am. 8 Industrial Ave, new Rochelle, NY. 914.632.NRHD. www.info@NRHD.com March 26th . New Roc Harley’s 6th Annual Bike blessing and Ride - Reg with breakfast 10am, blessing at 10:45am, Ride 11am. $10 includes food and angel Pin. . 8 Industrial Ave, New Rochelle, NY. 914.632. NRHD www.info@NRHD.com

April 1st . Seneca Mall Motorcycle Run - Meet 6am at the Seneca Mall (West Seneca, NY) fireplace then off to the Ground Round across the parking lot for breakfast and silent movies. Ice cream desert at Baskin Robbins near the Easter Chicken Incubator display. Many door prizes donations including Puppies by Sattlers, Bastad Clogs from The Sample, albums from Cavages, boots from The Wild Pair, leather pants from Pantastic, woman’s skirts from Gutmans, Brake Pedals from Toyota, Dial Phones from the AT&T Phone Center, Weekend Hotel Stay at The Buffalo Statler and more! Scenic 400 mile motorcycle run stopping at several locations including: Ray Laks Motorsports, Lango Brothers Cycle, Hamburg Indian, Wyld Chyld Cycle Dunkirk, Badd Mann’s Cycle, Springville VTwin, Imperial Cycle, Wood-Mars Diner, The Pier, Septembers and more! 6pm viewing of Easyriders at the Seneca Mall Cinema. Celebrity guest appearances

April 19th . New York City Salute To New York’s Finest - Sponsored by The Nam Knights MC Tri-boro Chapter. The ride begins at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The escorted ride will honor New York’s Finest. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider or $25.00 with a passenger. For more information call (917) 577 0292, go to http://namknightstri-borochapter.com. May 22nd . Lt. Chuck Margiotta, Brains, Brawn & Bravery Motorcycle Event - Sponsored by Burger King. The ride starts at Farrell High School, 2900 Amboy Road in Staten Island. Registration is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The ride fee is $20.00 per bike. All bikes are welcome. The police escorted ride

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by Evel Knievil and Indian Larry! For more info call Mike Hawke or Jackie Layshun at 716-824-2606 or Craven Moorehed at 716-826-0452.

May 21st . Bikers Love Boobies - Painted Post, New York. Sponsored by Steuben County Cancer Services Program. The ride starts at the Ramada in Painted Post with registration beginning at 9:00 am. For more information call (607) 382-2221

April 10th . ABATE of Onondaga – 27th Annual Bike Blessing

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April 9th–10th . Rumble & Roar Motorcycle Show The show will be held at Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The bike show is a custom bike show and winners wil be announced. Doors open at 11:00 each day. Exhibitor rates start at $125.00 for a 10 X 10 space or $195.00 for a 10 X 20 space. There will also be music and contests. go to http://www.rumbleroar.com.

January 21st-23rd . New York, New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show . Sponsored by International Motorcycle Shows March 26th . Mortal Skulls MC Kick Start The Season Party - Start the season off right! The Mortal Skulls MC present their 7th Annual Kick Start The Season Party. There will be great food, drinks, raffles, music, great people and more! Always a great time! Time: 8:00pm till it’s over!! Mortal Skulls MC Clubhouse, 1633-7 Sycamore Avenue, Bohemia, NY, Cost: $10.

April 10th . 12th Annual S&S Motorcycle Show – Formerly Skin & Steel - The Dome Center, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY. Motorcycle Show, Tattoos, Vendors, Parts, Clothing, Food, Music & Beer. For more information see Flyer, or go to SandSmotorcycleshow. com or SkinAndSteel.com. Info line: 585-262-4444

March 31st . Fast Lane Biker ,” Bike Nights” at The Tack Room Bar - 4274 Hicksville Road Bethpage, NY. Sponsored By Big Boar Cycles, ReNu Powder Coating and Cavalier and Associates, P.C.. Great Food, Trophies, Band, Great people, Coverage in Fast Lane Biker Magazine NY, 4th Thursday of each Month. Come on down, No Drama Bike Nights are back!! Biggest Bike night on Long Island.

April 17th . ABATE of Finger Lakes – Motorcycle Swap Meet - Noon – 5pm. Swain Resort Center, 2275 Main Street, Swain, NY 14884 GPS 42.46731 North 77.85281 West Admission $5.00 for Adults. Kids under 12 admitted free For more information see Flyer, or call 585-728-5246 or 585-739-4797 April 30th . Teddy Bear Run - The run will start 9am at the Harley-Davidson of Jamestown in Falconer, NY. 2nd annual dice run to benefit child abuse prevention in a Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. The Center for Family Unity provides parenting skills training for Moms, Dads, Grandparents, the developmentally disabled, along with baby sitting classes, classes for fathers, supervised visits and a wide range of family programs – all with the focus on families to help them strengthen family relationships. A TOUGH JOB! $20 rider, $10 passenger.

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April 30th . CMA Annual Pig Roast and Bike Blessing - Hosted by the Barnabas Riders chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association at Stan’s Harley Davidson 4425 W. Saile Drive, Batavia, NY. 11 AM till closing. Cost: Free. The basic purpose of a CMA Chapter is to support the National CMA effort of sharing and showing the love of Jesus Christ to motorcyclists, and supporting the overall ministry of CMA.

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May 15th . Southern Tier Riders Motorcycle Club Breakfast - The dice run will start at the Southern Tier Riders Clubhouse on Leach Hill Road in Kennedy. Ride registration is from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The fee for the dice run will be $8.00 for the rider and $7.00 for a passenger. For more information call (716) 4992986, (716) 664-0093,

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PAT TRAVERS SHOW AT THE ROADHOUSE GRILL Albany, NY . www.pattravers.com Pics by Scott C

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Two old people, a man and a woman, walk into a hospital. The doctor says to the old man, “I’ll need a urine sample, a feces sample, and a blood sample.” The old man says, “What?” So the doctor says it again. Once again the old man says, “what?” So the doctor yells it, “I NEED A URINE SAMPLE, A FECES SAMPLE, AND A BLOOD SAMPLE!” With that the old woman turns to the old man and says, “He needs a pair of your underwear!” ~~~~~~~~~~~~ A couple were married and, following the wedding, the husband laid down some rules. “I’ll be home when I want, if I want, and at what time I want,” he insisted. “And, I don’t expect any hassle from you. Also, I expect a decent meal to be on the table every evening, unless I tell you otherwise. I’ll go hunting, fishing, boozing, and card-playing with my buddies whenever I want. Those are my rules,” he said. “Any comments?” His new bride replied, “No, that’s fine with me. But, just understand that there’ll be sex here at seven o’clock every night... whether you’re here or not.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dirty Joke About Little Billy Little Billy came home from school to see the families pet rooster dead in the front yard. Rigor mortis had set in and it was flat on its back with its legs in the air. When his Dad came home Billy said, “Dad our roosters dead and his legs are sticking in the air. Why are his legs sticking in the air?” His father thinking quickly said, “Son, that’s so God can reach down from the clouds and lift the rooster straight up to heaven.” “Gee Dad that’s great,” said little Billy. A few days later, when Dad came home from work, Billy rushed out to meet him yelling, “Dad, Dad we almost lost Mom today!” “What do you mean?” said Dad. “Well Dad, I got home from school early today and went up to your bedroom and there was Mom flat on her back with her legs in the air screaming, “Jesus I’m coming, I’m coming! If it hadn’t of been for Uncle George holding her down we’d have lost her for sure!” 13

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TATTOO TONY’S HARD LIQUOR UNVEIL & FILMING WRAP UP SHOW The Wonder Bar . Asbury Park, NJ . February 9th, 2011

Tattoo Tony’s Shop - Under My Skin . www.undermyskintat2.com 73 Memorial Pkwy, Atlantic Highlands, NJ . (732) 872-4092 . Shop Hours: Mon - Sat: 12-10pm - Sun: 12-5pm The night was filled with fun, friends, great, new Hard Liquor from Tony’s own brand, and filming wrap up. Our friends came down from Lamination Preservation, Vic and few of his models, and Larry and his crew from Cross Roads Customs Rides. We met up with Tony and OX for some pre-planning, waited till the doors opened and the limo arrived. There were bands, drink specials, food, VIP lounge, Tony’s Hard Ice Teas everywhere! What a great event. I had fun catching up with my good friends Wolf and Taco, and had some laughs about old times. It was a great night and everyone had a blast. Just wait till Tony’s show get aired soon, info TBA. We will keep you updated. By: Frank D

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Who says BIKERS take themselves too seriously?

bikers who read comics have more fun

get your toons from a reputable biker cartoonist The Thunder Zone Cartoon Thunder: MotoBasturds:

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Exile Cycles are proud to announce that they have landed a prestigious sponsorship deal with their good friends at ROCKSTAR Energy Drink. “After years of relying on ROCKSTAR to keep the crew working hard, it is great to have an official relationship with the brand!” said Russell. Exile has just finished the official ROCKSTAR bike and it is tougher than tough! This machine features a massive 131” JIMS twincam motor with a JIMS 6-speed transmission. Rockstar model Vanessa makes the awesome bike look even better!

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Lynda Lynda is (believe it or not!!!) a single Mom of 2 wonderful boys who keep her very busy. In the past year she was on the cover of Philly Music Store/Zone Magazine Holiday Edition and was featured as their ‘page 5’ girl under the title ‘super mom!’ Lynda told us that being asked to shoot Rally at the Rock 3 was an amazing experience and all the people that I met associated with FastLane Biker made me feel like part of the family.


Lynda is featured on a Penn Jersey Custom named “Pops Pan.� For more information on this bike and some of their other builds, visit them online at www.bristolpennjersey.com.

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Story of the bike build, who, how, when, where, why, and things that will make a good story . . . (SOMETHING INTERESTING) Early in 2010 Doug Keim from Creative Cycles, Inc in Wall, New Jersey was contacted by David Zuckerburg from RIDES / XXL Magazines regarding several bikes they wanted to build in conjunction with Harley-Davidson Motor Co.. After lots of talk and face to face meetings the deal was done. Doug then spent time focusing on ‘what the bike’ needed to be to please all those involved. Time was then spent on the phone with the person that the bike was to be built for. That person is none other than Mr. Pharrell Williams of music industry fame as well as being the founder of Billionaire Boys Club / Ice Cream Brand Clothing. Doug asked question after question, attempting to find out what Pharrell liked and what he didn’t like. After careful consideration to all of the fact finding, he then spent a ton of time searching the H-D accessory catalog along with and several aftermarket parts catalogs to come up with ‘just the right’ group of parts and accessories for this build. As you can see, the result of all this effort is a Harley-Davidson “Cross-Bones” like no other. a The concept behind the bike was to come up with modern high tech Harley that still reflects on the early days of Harley-Davidson, as well as the early days of our great country and the struggles we faced. It was decided to build a bike that was U.S. Military in color and feel, with a combination of vintage and current styling. In looking over the bike, I think they got it right. So how did Doug, Chris and the Creative Cycles crew get to this point, well it wasn’t just a ‘bolt together’ project. Looking over the bike, the first thing that you notice is those huge 23 inch wheels and tires, and I’m betting that you think they just bolted on. NOPE! From the factory the bike is fitted with 16 inch tires and wheels. To get that 23 inch wheel and Avon Tyre to fit in the factory swing arm, Creative Cycles had to notch the cross tubes in the swing arm, and then come up with a way to reinforce the swing arm in the areas that had been modified, and still make it look like factory H-D. Well the resulting work has proved to be just that. If you hadn’t been told that the swing arm had been modified, you wouldn’t know it. Not only was the swing arm modified, but all of the electronics that normally sit on the top front of the rear fender had to be relocated, as well as a fair amount of the electronics that normally reside in front of the rear tire. So now ask yourself, why is there a Harley-Davidson accessory tool box mounted on the left side of that bike? Umm… could it be that the ECM now lives in there, safe under lock and key. Once all the fabrication work was done and those BIG 23’s where in place, the ride height of the bike now had to be addressed. Again, the stock bike was wearing 16 inch wheels and rubber; it was now wearing 23 inch Avon’s. So it became necessary to lower the bike a bit to get it back down to a more normal ride height. However it was decided to keep it a little bit higher than it was in stock configuration. After all, those early military use motorcycles faced all kinds of terrain, so a small amount of extra ground clearance was intentionally built into this bike. The front of the bike was lowered 1.5 inches and the rear was lowered 2 inches. In addition to lowering the


bike, the headlight was also repositioned to now mount on the bottom of the front shock, instead of the top, which also lends itself to a cleaner more flowing appearance. Moving around the bike; you will notice small things like the handlebars. The handlebars are H-D accessory ‘Beach Bars’ that have been shortened up 4 inches. Doug and Chris felt the bars needed to be a bit shorter to lend better to the vintage look. The bars have been finished off with a set of Creative Cycles knurled ‘The Grip’ hand grips with a set of one off end caps. To help feed air to the deep breathing HD Big Twin, a billet RSD air cleaner was installed. Doug had Chip over at APW paint the screen in the face of the air cleaner to match the light green found elsewhere on the bike. The exhaust was a whole ‘nother matter. Doug wanted something that was high performance in appearance. So to the ‘fab bench’ Doug went, to build the pipes you now see on the bike. They feature 1 ¾ inch headpipes, that step up to 2 inch then to 2 ¼ inches. They feature internal anti-reversion devices and 6” baffles. The package was then treated to a high temp wrapping to keep the gases expanded, thus moving them at a greater velocity to further improve performance. To make all this work an Accel SLM auto tune fuel injection tuner was used, and as we can attest to, this bike is a runner. Another item on the bike worth mentioning is the hand crafted rear fender which started life as a flat piece of steel. It is hung using to very slick set of ‘floating’ links which allow the rear fender to be repositioned. This allows the gap to be adjusted between the tire and the fender whenever chain tensioning is necessary. Other items worth mentioning are the stainless steel side panels, the hand made rear signal lamp mounts, the gorgeous side mounted tail lamp and license plate, the tucked in front turn signals, the awesome hand made seat pan, seat mounts and seat cover, of which is actually a Billionaire Boys Club Clothing Camo pattern. This is all topped off with a fantastic ‘weathered’ paint scheme applied by Chip from Aggressive Paint Works in Freehold, NJ. Chip and Doug got together and talked over the ideas Pharrell had for the ‘look’ of the paint. They took all their individual ideas and put them all together. The result was an Olive Green which was taken from the strapping found on a BBC Camo back pack. As mentioned previously, the seat cover is actually a BBC Camo jacket that was pulled apart to make a seat cover. The different shades of green found in the seat cover can be found in other areas of the bike as offsetting and contrasting colors. All in all… this is one bad “Cross-Bones”. Special ‘Thanks’ goes out to Harley-Davidson Motor Co., RIDES – XXL Magazines, Creative Cycles, APW Paint, Avon Tyre, Accel Motorcycle, Chris Edlredge and Liz O’Brien for helping make this bike a reality. Enjoy!


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HARLEY-DAVIDSON/BUELL 8 Industrial Lane • New Rochelle, NY 914-632-6743 • Fax 914-633-0331 Toll Free 866-632-NRHD www.nrhd.com

HARLEY-DAVIDSON 4 Sullivan Street • Wurtsboro, NY 845-888-2426 www.otooleshd.com

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NEW PRODUCTS FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON®

NEW CHROME FRONT FENDER FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING MODELS A Brilliant Complement to a Chrome Front End and Custom Wheels

The new Rally Mirror Chrome FL Front Fender (P/N 59136-10, $449.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories is an eye-popping complement to a Chrome Front End Kit (P/N 46371-08) or custom wheels. Its clean styling eliminates the front light, side medallions and fender skirt to provide an unobstructed sweep of chrome. This brilliant, mirror-polished chrome-over-steel fender fits 1994-later Road King® models and 1989-later Electra Glide® and Street Glide® models. It does not fit Trike models, and cannot be used with fender tips, skirts, or rails. NEW UNREST PAINT SET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON COLOR SHOP Themed Set Available Through the Sheet Metal Exchange Program Now available through the Sheet Metal Exchange program, the new Color Shop Limited Series Unrest paint set ($2,199.95 to $5,199.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories features Day of the Dead skull, tribal designs and helter-skelter Harley lettering over a matte black background on the tank, fenders, fairing and saddlebags. Limited in quantity to 200 sets and available only for one year, this show-quality paint set is hand-numbered for the ultimate in exclusivity. This set is available on factory-fresh sheet metal, or through the Sheet Metal Exchange Program. The Sheet Metal Exchange program allows painted sheet metal to older-model motorcycles. dealer removes the undamaged sheet metal it to the Harley-Davidson Color Shop for paint in cutting-edge designs by airtime

Harley-Davidson owners to install factory-quality, customUnder the program, an authorized Harley-Davidson from an owner’s motorcycle and ships application of original-equipment quality brush artists and pin-stripers. Turn-around is about 90 days, and the cost is $200 to $600 less than buying the same paint set applied to new sheet metal. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for details. To see the details of the paint design, see our video on our Web site: Unrest Paint Set.

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AVAILABLE NOW AT YOUR LOCAL HARLEY DEALERS!

NEW HARLEY HAMMOCK RIDER AND PASSENGER TOURING SEAT Suspension Elements Isolate Rider and Passenger from Road Harshness The new Harley® Hammock Rider and Passenger Touring Seat (P/N 52000003, $499.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® is designed to isolate both rider and passenger from harsh road conditions. The sling-like fabric suspension system that is integrated into the seat pan is manufactured from a unique blend of flexible, durable fibers. The fabric acts like a hammock, providing two inches of suspension above the seat pan under two inches of traditional foam. This internal suspension prevents “bottoming out” and provides a 30 percent improvement in comfort. For the passenger, a multiple spring-board style suspension system and two inches of traditional foam provide 15 percent improvement in passenger comfort. The vinyl surface is easy to clean and maintain. This seat can be equipped with a rider backrest on most models. Seat width is 17.5 inches; passenger pillion width is 15.0 inches. A heated version of the seat (P/N 52000004, $899.95) is also available. Both seats fit 2009-later Touring and Trike models. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

NEW LOCKING CLAMP FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON WINDSHIELDS Keyed Lock Secures Quick-Release Windshields on Many Models The new Locking Quick-Release Windshield Clamp (P/N 57400006, $39.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories secures a quick release-style detachable windshield from grab-and-run theft. The chrome-plated locking clamp replaces one of the original-equipment windshield clamps, and features a push-button lock with a mini barrel-style key for easy removal. The kit includes one locking clamp and two matching keys. The Locking Quick-Release Windshield Clamp is available in 39mm, 41mm and 49mm sizes to fit many VRSC™, Sportster, Dyna® and Softail® models equipped with quick release-style detachable windshields. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON 17890 Goodnough Street • Adams Center, NY 315-583-6177 www.ironblock.com

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON 432 South Main Street • Gloverville, NY 518-725-3698 www.adkhd.com

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THE MAGIC BUTTON... A HANDY THING TO HAVE! Okay, now I know it has been a while since I wrote an article about something weird that came in the shop, but I kinda took an unauthorized break that was badly needed. As most of you know by now, after 25 years or more, I closed down the shop. It was time to have the time to have a life and stop working six days a week and all kinds of hours, Hell, I ain`t getting any younger. But, I am still around doing bike stuff, I’m not hard to find. Anywho... One of my customers whom I did a panhead for and whom, I might add, is past the 50 mark, finally bit the bullet, walked in the shop and said it was time to put an electric start on the pan. Now anyone who knows pans, knows that they came with electric start the last year or so, they went to the shovel top on a pan bottom and they all had a button from there, basically. But the older ones, before the cast primaries, was not gonna happen. So technology brings other things to light, as in inventive ways to put a button on a panhead. In come tech starters. They make a kit for pans with tin primaries, that I gotta say is well worth the money. The kit comes with all brackets and hardware, new oil tank, the complete starter assembly and relay and wire leads. Also a new rear fender mount and a belt drive kit that eliminates a lot of problems. By the way, you could use your original style clutch or a new updated style that further eliminates clutch problems. Depends how much you want to spend. They give you a lot of options when you order the setup. But everything is what you need, not crap that will wind up on the shelf. So off with the rear fender, seat, oil tank and oil lines. Next go to the primary side and take it all off, outer cover, sprocket, chain and clutch basket. Last the inner tin. Now this is where you have to start paying attention because there are a lot of things to do with this installation. This is not something you are going to do in your garage unless your garage is totally set up with welders and machines to do some of the work required. It does get technical. You will have the primary assembly on and off a bunch of times to do the steps needed to do all spacing, shimming, drilling and tapping needed to pull this off. It is a lot of work, but well worth it in the end. I first went to the oil tank to make sure it was gonna fit the hole and clear everything. Then I fit the fender bracket to the fender and made sure all parts bolted up and the fender went back in the correct place as before. With those pieces in and fit, now take them off to give you some working room. You really have to follow the destructions from here on, regarding the starter and mounts. The main mount for the starter bolts to the two rear bolts of the trans

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plate. They give you new bolts. Run a tap in the threads to make sure all is well. Don’t locktite these bolts yet. Fit all this stuff before any final assembly, you will have it out a time or two before you are done. This is a two piece mount. The mount that bolts to the starter has slotted holes. That is for setting the depth of the pinion gear to the ring gear. The pictures should give you a good idea of what is happening. To fit the next support bracket, you have to take the ratchet top off, and the two holes closest to the ratchet (again, the destructions are important) need to be drilled out and heli-coils installed. This is important! The stock thread in the aluminum case will not hold up against the torque of the starter for long. If and when they let go, it will be a mess that you do not want to deal with. The holes can be done with the trans in the case, with the proper care. As you set up these brackets, use a marker to locate the position, so you can always go back to the mark. You may have to space the bracket on the top cover up, to get things to line up. I slotted the bolt hole in the top cover bracket to get a better alignment to the starter. Somewhere around this point, you have to install the new belt drive, do not use locktite!!! You will have to take it off later. Put the belt drive in tight enough to get the belt adjusted. You will have to re-adjust the rear chain, but that’s a no-brainer and can be done last. Now is when you have to slide the starter up and down on the bracket to set the gear lash on the pinion to ring gear. Follow the specs they give you. Like I said, you are going to have the primary on and off a few times while this is being done. I can’t sit here and tell ya to be patient. I don’t have too much of that patience shit at any given time either and I had to step back a bunch of times and have a cold one cause it was getting on my nerves. It all works in the end. You are getting there, don’t start being a cry baby now!! The gear back lash is important, cause you do not want it too tight or it will tear up the ring and pinion gears, and you don’t want it too loose cause it will whine like your old lady when you want to go out with the guys and start grinding and breaking teeth off the gears. (Had a real good thing to go with breaking off teeth, but I figured to drop it, my wife reads this sometimes too!) So you have to take your time and get this part right. I am gonna make this in two parts. There is a lot of shit going on here, and I need to show you the pics so you can sorta see what I’m yappin about. Besides that, I’m getting lazy this time of day, and I am going to crack one open and call it a day. Actually, feels good to sit here and two finger an article out. If I can get the other eight to get with the plan, it wouldn’t take me so long to type it. May have to look into hiring a scribe. That’s the ticket. Hey, if you are looking for me, or not, I’m turning a wrench at Blockheads with Bob when I get itchy or Bob has something for me to do... Keeps me off the streets and out of trouble... Sorta... See ya, j.p.fager

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THE HIDEAWAY GRILL 12TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY 2010 . . Arizona Pictures by Kimmy Cruz www.hideaway-usa.com

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TATTOO LEARNING CENTER Looking for something to do and head into Schenectady County and make your way down to 1301 Curry Road. It’s the picturesque view of small businesses mingled with chains. Anything you need can be found in this small suburb - including the Tattoo Learning Center. Imagine, if you will, a place where you are given, without prejudice, all the business information required to start your own tattoo shop, along with friendly, supervised hands-on experience, supplies, fascinating staff, lodging and weekends off. A place where one can expand their creativity in an atmosphere designed to further develop and increase skills one may have not considered. Sound too good to be true? Well, I can assure you it is all that and a pizza! Allow me to introduce you to the Tattoo Learning Center (TLC) owners and staff. We had the immense pleasure to spend a full day with one of the most inspiring groups to date. Upon entering, we were greeted with sincere pleasantries. Chino flashed us a wide grin, mixing Spanish with English in a manner so as not to make one feel as if they were being left out of the conversation. To his side sat two other employees Jeremy and Lindsey, ready for the full day that lay ahead of them. The reception hall was lined with chairs, two of which were already occupied. On the desk sat a sign: Tattoos $10. Within thirty minutes, the center had filled the hall with a generous group, most of which were waiting for some ink to be strategically placed on their beaconing skin. I sat down first with Jeff Looman (co-owner) for an impromptu interview to uncover the beginning stages of TLC and found they started as most bands do - in a garage. Jeff Looman and Lisa Fasulo’s simple love of ink and art launched what is now the most prestigious, and only school designed to teach and prepare upcoming artists into professionals. After spending some time with Jeff and staff, I found that there was a slot available for me to get some ink of my own choosing, should I want it. Being that I have a couple small pieces, I asked for some time to think about it. I wanted to make sure it was something that would have meaning to me…something that would reflect the progress made in my own personal life, and after a couple hours of observing and learning about the facility, I took them up on the offer, comfortable with my decision to start on my back. “Race horse,” a quiet and polite Shoshone-Bannock American Indian from Idaho, was designated to be my artist and I was very pleased with his work. He was not the only student to

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come from afar. There were students that came from all over, from Upstate New York, Indonesia, England, Scotland, Hong Kong, etc. Lisa Fasulo discovered her artistic talents at a young age, designing and painting anything from sweatshirts to baskets, vases and the interior of her home, including furniture. She was encouraged to continue and supported by her mother who brought her into the world of business by selling her wares at craft shows and other various means. Lisa continued selling her designs for over twenty-two years while attending college. She holds a B.A from SUNY Cortland and put her extended knowledge of art and business to great use, opening TLC officially in 2003. However, the first couple years were not all roses. Lisa and Jeff received plenty of hate mail and threats by other artists who felt threatened by the opening of the school, but persevered, eventually expanding and opening another school in San Diego, California. Mind you, this school is not just a place where you go to slap on a stencil and trace over it. TLC starts with the most important aspects of sterility and business, making certain that every student is fully prepared by the end of their accelerated course. The tuition also provides lodging, some meals, transportation, instruction books, DVDs, certification, license permit (as per county where the school is located), choice of a custom tattoo machine or kit and many other extras. Most importantly is TLC’s instruction and supervision. There is always a supervisor(s) nearby to ensure the work is done correctly and the atmosphere created is not only one of professionalism, but also of comfort. The Tattoo Learning Center has gone above and beyond what one would expect, always striving for improvement - to be the best they can be and then some. For those of you that are looking to expand your creativity or just want to change your career, I strongly encourage you to check out their website at: www.tattoolearningcenter.com. There you can obtain further information about this amazing facility. However, if you are like me (unable to draw to save my life) and simply want some new ink, head on over to Curry Road and receive either a new piece or an addition to what you may already have. Be on the look out for their upcoming Reality TV show to be seen on TLC in the summer………. ~Linda Baldwin


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Name: Monica Phillips Occupation: Motorcycle Safety Instructor “RiderCoach” Where do you live: Harrison, New York What do you ride: 2002 Low Rider and whatever I can get my hand on. How long have you been riding: Licensed for 6 years, I rode Dirt Bikes since age 10. Who influenced you? My Uncle rode me on the back of his Harley when I was little. Self taught or classes? Both, I really learned the proper way to ride from classes. Favorite ride route? 22, Port Jervis, Beat Mountain, anyplace, as long as I’m riding. Country or city rider? Both. Favorite spot to stop bar, grill or restaurant Grill or bar restaurant (I only stop for gas). Favorite event you have attended: Daytona and Delmarva. Bug or windshield? Bug. Anything else you’d like to share? I work full-time as a Certified Motorcycle Safety Instructor, for Motorcycle Safety School located in Brooklyn with locations in the Bronx and Ulster County. I’ve been at MSS for 4 years. I teach the Basic Rider Course which is the alternative to the DMV Road Test. When the course is successively completed the students receive a waiver for their Motorcycle License. I also teach private lessons on a bike or scooter, the IRC and ERC. All done through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Motorcycle Safety Program. My bike is my primary means of transportation. I commute to the Bronx everyday. When I’m off from work I try to attend as many motorcycle events as possible. At the moment I’m in California from Feb 8th-15th renting a Softail Deluxe and riding the Pacific Coast Hwy. (Bug Sur) I’m riding alone which I do most of the time. This year I am finally heading to Sturgis, I just needed the time off from Teaching. AndThis is the year!!! 40


Name: Steven Sauro Age: 53 Occupation: Demolition Contractor What do you ride: 2007 Road King How long have you been riding? Counting Minibikes, 42 years. Who influenced you? Can’t remember. I always wanted a mini bike and when I was 11, I got a paper route, saved all my money and bought a Rupp sprint. Favorite ride route and why? Mountain roads for the twisties and any road near the water. You can’t beat the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West. Country rider or city rider? Both. Favorite event you have attended in the last year? Sturgis. Your dream bike would be? As long as I’m dreaming, I’ll take two... A custom bagger and a 1948 Panhead. Favorite bar grill or restaurant? Hogs Breath Saloon, Key West. Words of wisdom for new riders? Take the weekend new riders safety course near you. It may save your life one day. Looking forward to what in 2011? Riding in the warm weather for a change. Planning a ride down south. Smokey Mountains, West Virginia, Tennessee. Bug or windshield? Never like them but once you get used to them it’s hard to go back. Any other things you want to say or add? Life is short, cherish every day. Remember, we’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time. Would you like to be featured in ‘Women in the Wind’ or ‘Men & Motorcycles’? All you have to do is email us at Events@fastlanebikerny.com or yourpeachie@hotmail.com and we’ll send you a MS Word questionnaire for you to fill out and email back to us with 2 pictures of you and your ride so we can feature YOU right here in Fast Lane Biker NY! 41

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TATTOO TONY’S I recently had the pleasure of sampling the greatest new product I’ve seen in a very long time. It’d delicious, refreshing, all natural, well priced and super cool. Of course I’m referring to TATTOO TONY’S HARD ICED TEA. This is not your ordinary iced tea. It’s got a real kick to it. Not like those wimpy 5% or 6% alcohol drinks out there. TATOO TON’YS is 15% Alcohol by volume and it comes in a BIG 1 LITER bottle. The Tea comes in 5 flavors. Each flavor has a different label designed and signed by Tattoo Tony Rodriguez, a true artist in his own right. The first flavor I tasted was the Peach (Sugar Skull Label). I thought I died and went to heaven. The smell alone drove me crazy let alone the flavor. It was so smooth and peachy. Felt like I was biting into a juicy peach that just came off the tree. WOW! Next I tried the Lemon. (Wizard Label) It was crisp and refreshing, just the way I like my iced tea. The flavor of the tea leaves comes shining through with a hint of lemon. I could drink this all day! I was next intrigued by the Green Tea. (Dragon Mermaid) This one was amazing. I’m a big fan of Green Tea. I immediately

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tasted the Honey and Ginseng which is blended to perfection with the light fresh Green Tea flavor. This one just made me smile! When I saw the Raspberry (Devil Girl) I was curious. I had never been a fan of Raspberry flavored food or drinks. Boy was I wrong! The Raspberry flavor Iced Tea blew me away. It was tart and sweet at the same time. The taste had just the right amount of Tea, Raspberry and sweetness. It was so unique. I am now a fan! Of course the Sweet Tea (Tony’s signature Tilly) was the one that made me sit back, relax and let the sun shine on my face. The blending of fresh tea leaves with the right amount of sweetness made me feel like I was down South watching a lazy river go by. The Sweet Tea made me slow down, take a breath and watch the clouds float by. I wish I was barefoot on my boat Tattoo Tony, known as the Tattoo Artist to the stars is well known for his talent, his kindness and sincerity. He’s at all the Biker and Tattoo conventions. Look for his upcoming reality show “Tattoo Tony Under My Skin”. HAVE SOME TEA- IT WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!

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EARLY HEADWEAR by Bill Jackson, Senior Archivist Photographs courtesy of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Archives.

Numerous photos from the early days of motorcycling depict riders wearing what were most likely the everyday hats of the period. There were also undoubtedly adaptations from the world of horseback riding, given the other adaptations of motorcycle riding gear. In those early days of riding, there was not the same attention to head protection as there is today! This could best be attributed to the lower speeds of the vehicles, smaller density of traffic and a lack of evidence of what sometimes resulted from the use of improper safety gear. The earliest appearance of headwear in Harley-Davidson catalogs can be traced to 1915, when a variety of goggles were advertised in the accessories catalog. Through the 1910s, several different and distinct headwear items could be purchased from the catalog Harley-Davidson Accessories, each with a different purpose. Among them were the “Heather Jumbo Knit Cap” (75 cents), the “Aeroplane Cap” ($1.50), as well as a unique piece called the “Tourist Hood” ($2.50), an item meant for “cross country driving and fast traveling” that was to keep dust and dirt out of one’s hair on the road. Eye protection was never forgotten, with a wide selection of goggles and riding glasses available by the early 1920s. Some of the more unique “helmets” that were to become popular with riders in the 1930s and 40s were actually little more than satin skullcaps that were stylishly colored and patterned, with the tried and true Bar & Shield logo on the front. And, of course, there was the classic motorcycle cap that became synonymous with riders, the kind that Marlon Brando wore in The Wild One. Caps of that style were available for many years from Harley-Davidson (“Classy Caps” in the 1937 accessory catalog), and later versions were available with the “winged wheel” logo, winged Bar & Shield and many other emblems. Hardshell helmets first appeared in Harley-Davidson accessories catalogs in 1958, usually referred to as “safety helmets.” In those days, you could have your helmet in any color you desired, so long as the color was white Copyright Harley-Davidson

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