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Facebook Marketplace and the RMV

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I spotted an early EVO Sportster on Facebook Marketplace. I have been watching for another, (yes, another) “Project” to add to my winter garage projects.

Currently I have a mid-size Sportbike that belongs to a Co-Worker that has an electrical gremlin that I have been chasing for just about a year now. I think I’m close on that one. It’s down to either the ignition switch or the ECM. A new switch has just been delivered. That was the cheaper path at twenty bucks. If it’s not the switch there is a Hack (literally) according to You Tube for a “repair” to the ECM involving Xylene and a couple of load resistors. If neither of those do it we have agreed that this bike becomes a “Parts Bike” and goes on the market. My Co-worker has no paper work on this bike and in my state without a title that’s about what it is anyway. There’s a hack for that too though!

Next on the project list is my ’97 FLHTCUI that I inherited from a close friend when he passed on in 2018.

It’s a low mileage unit for a touring bike, but it lived a hard life, think Wheelies with a passenger on Lakeside Ave during Bike Week in Laconia. It spent some NH winters outside too. Cosmetically it’s kind of a mess, so I’m going for the “Survivor” look. I expect to have that one up and running again, but I need to make a decision on the early Harley Magnetti Morelli Fuel injection or convert to a carb. This one is on the sideline for now. It has an interesting storyline about never being titled or registered and involves the “Vermont Loophole”. That’s the “Hack” I mentioned above but that’s a whole other story for another time.

Next is my own ride that developed a transmission seal leak over the last riding season. To get at that the entire primary must come off (again). I had it apart a few years back for the some unrelated repairs.

In hind sight I probably should have replaced the offending seal then but, well I just didn’t. It also needs a new rear tire. In case you haven’t noticed, the price of tires is up! I’m planning to change and balance the tire myself so I have been doing a lot “Research” on You Tube. There’s everything from a Rabaconda to the Zip Tie method. We’ll have to see what I end up with. I’ve chased a few wheels around on the garage floor working a tire on and off to know I’m probably going to regret planning to do this.

Back to the “New” Sportster. Technically I bought it as a Non-Runner. The kind where it Ran when Parked. Probably true but it sat in a garage for five years. It had fresh gas in the tank but the battery was stone dead. I brought a jumper box with me but couldn’t get it to crank. I rolled it through the gears so I knew the engine wasn’t seized. Someone had told the seller that the bike needed a new coil so they bought one but either couldn’t figure out how to replace it or just didn’t want to mess with it. I made them what thought was a fair offer and they accepted. A signature on the title (yes it had a title) and I counted out some Benjamin’s, got it loaded on my truck and headed for home. So of course I had to know what I had gotten myself into. With a little help from some flammable brake cleaner shot into the carburetor I got it to pop, a few more tries and now it’s a runner.

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The next chapter was to re-title the bike in my name. Here there is a form RMV-1 that is typically filled out and brought along to the “Registry of Motor Vehicles” along with the sellers title signed over to the buyer. Probably similar elsewhere but here we have a Registry not a Department, a difference without a distinction I suppose. So I brought what I thought was the correct documents and my checkbook (yes, I still have one of those) to my local branch office of the RMV. There they have two lines, one for those with an appointment and the other for those that don’t. I was in the Don’t line. When it got to be my turn the nice lady behind the counter decided it was break time or lunch break and closed up her window and left. I was fortunate that the, has an appointment line was now empty and the other customer service representative took me next. Of course I’m thinking OK this is moving forward. Nope. Evidently the rules have changed since the last time I was at the RMV. According the new rules if I was applying for a new title only and not a title and registration I could only do that through the mail. The clerk pulled out a list of services and where they could be done and highlighted in pink marker what I needed to do and I couldn’t do it there that day. She did however suggest that maybe I could apply for the title on-line but she wasn’t really sure. Turns out she was kinda right. I went home and promptly went to the RMV site and discovered that I could begin the application process on line. I logged in and answered all the questions then received a notice that I needed to print out the notice and bring it back to the RMV with my other supporting documents and of course a check. Again I’m back to RMV in the no appointment line. The clerk looks it over and issues me a number. I wait for the number to be called and it turns out the counter number I need to go to is the clerk that issued me the number in the first place. Bottom line is they processed my application and I am expecting my title in about thirty days.

So as you can see I have some stuff to keep me busy over the winter, not to mention the 1960’s vintage Coke machine that I acquired from Facebook Marketplace that needs some restoration. Again another story for another time. I will be staying off the marketplace for a while.

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With more than 1800 inspection stations across the Commonwealth, only 145 of them are for the inspection of motorcycles. A motorcycle is defined by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor vehicles is any motor vehicle that has a seat or saddle for the rider and is designed to travel with no more than three wheels attached. Motorcycles must receive yearly inspections. Stickers are valid until May 31 of the following year. The cost is still $15.

You should not drive any vehicle that has been issued a “safety rejection” sticker and has not yet been repaired. After the required repairs to the vehicle, the “reject” sticker allows you up to 60 days to re-inspect the vehicle. Driving an unrepaired vehicle with a “reject” sticker could get you a citation and may lead to an insurance surcharge. License plates must be viewable from a distance of 60’. Numbers and letters can’t be faded or have chipped paint. The DOT prohibits any touch-ups on the plate. Plates must not be obstructed by covering any part of the letters or numbers and must be properly fastened to the vehicle in the proper location. Damaged or missing plates can be ordered by phone by calling 857 368-8000 or by visiting an RMV Service Center.

Motorcycles are exempt from emission testing. M.G.L.c90s.2 addresses allowable noise levels for motorcycles registered for operation on the roadways of the Commonwealth.

The list of Motorcycle inspection stations can be found on the internet by going to Vehicleinspections/ma.gov. Click on “inspection station locator” scroll down to choose “motorcycles”. Enter the city or town you live in and click “search”. All “Class M” inspection stations in your area will come up with a distance and the directions to get to them.

Should you have a problem with an inspection station, there is an “Inspection Station Complaint Form” listed under related items on the original website page.

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Here comes 2023. I wish you all the best life has to offer for the coming year. Roads free of traffic, skies void of clouds and smooth pavement beneath your wheels. Ride like the wind. Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Deb

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LACONIA 2023

June 10-18, 2023 - Celebrating 100 years of riding legacy in 2023 with YOU because it’s been you, our riders, who have made Laconia Motorcycle Week® the World-Class Rally it is today!

If you can only choose one National Rally to attend in 2023 – choose the one you have to ride the furthest to! And if riding is your pleasure then we hope you’ll be joining us for Laconia Motorcycle Week® in 2023 because In Laconia… We Ride®! Although our legacy as the World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally® is because our gypsy tour began in 1916, our legacy continues because of our unmatched scenic riding throughout the beautiful State of New Hampshire. Residents and businesses alike, welcome motorcyclists during the Rally every year in June.

With the 2nd largest demographic of motorcycle riders in the country and host to the oldest Rally in the country, NH opens its doors to motorcycle enthusiasts all year long!

For inside information, be sure to follow us on FaceBook and Twitter. Join us as we countdown to this year's 100th Anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week®: June 1018, 2023!

Bob Stegmaier (ABATE Life Member) To see thousands of photos of last year’s event, please go to www.SilverFoxStudios.US - client events tab - Laconia MC Week 2021. See you all next year. Live Free & Ride Safe !!!

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Richa GTX motorcycle leather gloves

These leather gloves not only look the part, but they have a breathable Gore-Tex membrane so your hands can stay warm and dry during rainy rides. There are also safety features in place including a hard PVC knuckle protection, double cuff closure and reflective details to increase visibility. There’s even an integrated visor wiper on one of the index fingers so you can keep your personal windscreen clear. These touring gloves from Richa are ideal for use in autumn and spring.

Klim Adventure GTX Short Gloves

Klim specializes in the ADV and touring markets, and this glove is a perfect demonstration. GoreTex lining keeps the hands dry, while goat leather and synthetic stretch woven material makes the glove lightweight.

The knuckle is protected by carbon fiber, while ceramic superfabric covers the palm heel and finger sliders to maximize abrasion resistance. The palm is made of Poron XRD anti-penetration material to prevent impacts on rocks and gravel from piercing the glove.

Held Sambia Pro Gloves

These are highly featured gloves that will please even the most hardcore ADV rider. They are constructed with an elastane leather back and a highly abrasionresistant kangaroo leather palm, and once broken in they move easily in concert with your hands. The knuckle protection is substantial with air venting and exhaust; these are definitely a warm-weather glove. A visor wipe is added to the index finger, something I always appreciate, and they also feature touchscreen capabilities

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REV’IT has stepped up their game with the Dominator GTX ADV/touring gloves. The outer shell of these gloves is all leather, but the composition is from a variety of different hides. The location of each variant is based on the balance of durability and comfort needed in that specific part of the hand and lower wrist. GoreTex lining keeps the hands dry, while full TPU armor on the knuckles, palm, thumb, and finger sliders provides class-leading abrasion resistance and impact protection

Harley Davidson Produced Bicycles for a Short Time

When Harley-Davidson examined the market, they determined that they would maximize long-term profits by catching their customers early. They produced their very first bicycle in 1917, which was targeted to preteen boys. It was also painted in olive drab to support the troops. Unfortunately, these bicycles never really took off. They were sinking more money into the idea than they were gaining from it and ceased production only a few years after it began. These bikes are quite rare today, and thus are highly soughtafter by collectors.

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Did you know that when you shop Amazon, whether using your computer or the mobile App, you could potentially be donating to the MMA?! Well, you can, by using Amazon smile! It is simple to sign up. You can set it up within your account and then whenever you shop, they send the MMA a percentage of all qualifying purchases.

Here’s a link to the smile program and a full explanation.

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Once you get there, you can sign up by clicking the yellow button at the top right of the page that says, “Get Started”. Please note that when you are choosing your charity, please know that we are listed as the Modified Motorcycle Association of Mass and it is listed as located in Billerica, MA.

Tips for the cost-conscious rider

Many factors can play a role in determining what your insurance costs will be such as your age, your driving record, where you live and the type of motorcycle you own, or being a graduate of a rider-training course.

 Many companies offer discounts from 10 to 15 percent on motorcycle insurance for graduates of training courses, such as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider course. Riders under the age of 25, usually considered a higher risk, may see some savings by taking this course. It’s also a good idea for cyclists who have already had accidents.

Maintaining a good driving record with no violations will also help reduce your premiums.

 In many northern states, riders may save money by buying a "lay-up" policy. With a lay-up policy, all coverage except comprehensive is suspended during winter months.

 Find out what discounts your insurance representative offers. Multibike discounts for those insuring more than one bike, organization discounts, if you’re a member of a motorcycle association, and mature rider discounts for experienced riders, are just a few possibilities. Discounts can range anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on the company and your state. Availability and qualifications for discounts vary from company to company and state to state. Keep in mind that the type, style (such as a sports bike vs. a cruiser) and age of the motorcycle, as well as the number of miles you drive a year and where you store your bike may also affect how much you pay for your premium

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Massachusetts Motorcycle Association Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication Looking for Motorcycle Rallys in 2023? Below are the dates and locations of the major rallys around the United States . Daytona Bike Week … March 3–12 … Daytona Beach, FL Myrtle Beach Bike Week…May 12–21 … Myrtle Beach, SC Americade Touring Rally… May 31– June 4 … Lake George, NY Republic of Texas Biker Rally… June 9–12 … Austin, TX Laconia Motorcycle Week… June 10–18 … Laconia, NH Women on Wheels Ride-In… July 4-6 Harrison AR Sturgis Motorcycle Rally… August 4–13 … Sturgis, SD Four Corners Motorcycle Rally… Sept 1 –Sept 3 … Durango, CO Bikes Blues & BBQ… September 20-23… Fayetteville, AR Texas Lone Star Rally…November 2-5 … Galveston , TX Did We Miss Any? If you have a favorite that’s not on the list Submit it to your newsletter editor and we’ll add it!

Two Stories that Caught Our Eye

August in Washington, D.C. is normally a quiet time of year as lawmakers have left town and will not return until after Labor Day. Despite this, a few issues caught our eye that we wanted to make you aware of.

On August 11th Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) sent a joint letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on how the agency is working to address its report showing that Tesla vehicles were implicated in numerous crashes, including crashes involving serious injuries and five known deaths. As we mentioned last week, two fatal crashes between Tesla vehicles and bikers in California and Utah earlier this year have raised concerns at the MRF.

According to the letter, “Federal investigations and recent reporting have uncovered troubling safety issues associated with these systems, including but not limited to the following:

Driver Engagement– The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that Tesla’s Autopilot system does not effectively monitor driver engagement and respond to driver inattentiveness.

Erratic Driving – Reports have found that vehicles in Full Self Driving (FSD) mode have imperiled bicyclists and pedestrians, driven down tram tracks, and crashed into bollards.

Rolling Stops– Last year, Tesla issued a software update enabling FSD to make “rolling stops,” in which the vehicle fails to come to a complete stop at all-way stop intersections.

Passenger Play – Last year, Tesla introduced a new “Passenger Play” feature enabling occupants to play video games on the center console while the car is in motion, which could be used by the driver when the Autopilot feature is engaged.

Phantom Braking – In October 2021, Tesla recalled certain vehicles equipped with FSD software over issues with vehicle braking. 11 Vehicles equipped with this software were reportedly braking sharply in response to falsely detected road hazards.”

The other major news this month was the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Included in the legislation was a 10-year tax credit worth up to $7,500 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle and a $4,000 tax credit for a used vehicle. The Department of Energy has released a list of nearly 30 vehicles that meet the requirements for the tax credit, however, clearly missing from the list are electric motorcycles. The tax credit only applies to four wheeled vehicles assembled in the United States.

Now there is no doubt that many of the 10 million bikers in this country have no interest in purchasing an electric motorcycle! If it doesn’t run on an internal combustion engine, they have no interest in riding it. Nevertheless, it’s concerning when the federal government crafts policy regarding our transportation system and omits motorcycles from that policy. While D.C. has ignored bikers, a handful of state governments have rightly included motorcycles in their state-run tax credit programs for electric vehicles.

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Imagine you’re riding your motorcycle on a beautiful day. Traffic is light and it’s flowing well with no major hang-ups or slowdowns. A police officer pulls behind you in traffic and turns on his lights and siren. ―Is that for me?‖ you ask yourself. It is. You can’t believe you’re being pulled over, and at this moment you start to wonder what you should do.

As it has been discussed many times before, safety needs to be the number one priority when on a motorcycle. Obviously, the officer wants you to pull over to the side of the road, and you need to assess how to do it safely. It may require changing lanes with a turn signal and gradually easing over a lane or two, and once onto the side of the road, you should be as far off the road as possible to avoid the traffic going by.

Don’t Panic and Be Patient

Once you’re safely on the side of the road, we recommend turning the motorcycle off with the key. You’re probably not going anywhere for a few minutes, so don’t waste the gas idling.

Turning the motorcycle off also signals to the officer that you’re calm and patiently waiting for them to approach. Make sure you keep your hands in plain sight, like setting them on the tank or leaving them resting on the handlebars.

Taking your helmet off can show good faith to the officer, but it could also be used as a weapon too. Taking it off is more personal choice unless directed by the officer to remove it. You may just want to flip up your visor or take your riding eye protection off so the officer can clearly see your eyes.

Stay seated on your motorcycle, and if you choose to, but the stand down. Again it shows you’re waiting for the officer to approach and not looking to flee or cause a problem. It also won’t require you to hold the motorcycle up for a few minutes. Turn on your hazard lights if your motorcycle is equipped with the function.

Be Prepared

In most cases, the officer is going to pull in behind you, park their patrol vehicle, and walk up to you from behind. When they reach you, most likely they are going to ask for your identification, motorcycle registration, and proof of insurance. Most riders will carry it in a tank bag, on the inside pocket of their jacket, or perhaps in a saddlebag. After it’s requested, and before you move to retrieve it, let the officer know where it is. ―Sure officer, let me get those for you out of my ______.‖ It won’t be a surprise when you reach inside your jacket or inside a tank bag, nor will it cause a suspicious scene.

Don’t Be a Know-It-All

When you’re talking to the officer, they may ask if you know why they stopped you. If it was a surprise in the beginning, most likely the honest answer is that you don’t. This isn’t the point to start playing 20 questions and giving them hypothetical answers. Even if you have an idea, it’s best to keep it to yourself. Just simply tell them you’re not sure. If you do know 100%, and you knew you were doing something wrong, don’t point it out and admit it.

Common Reasons the Police May Stop You

Not wearing the correct protective gear – While most states don’t require protective gear beyond a helmet, riding in the correct gear shows you are concerned about your personal safety and it gives a good image to a police officer. If you’re worried about safety, you’re probably also worried about the law.

Not wearing a helmet or a legal helmet (when the law requires it) – There are many states that do require a helmet to be worn, and most require it to be DOT certified. Keen officers that can spot the difference may pull you over for a confirmation inspection to make sure the helmet you are wearing is approved.

Speeding – If you aren’t trying to go over the speed limit intentionally, perhaps you entered a lower speed zone and missed the sign. It happens. Officers do wait for those that miss the signs, and if you’re alone on the road you may be the only option to stop.

Loud exhaust – Loud pipes save lives, but at the same time they can surely be annoying at the same time. Most of the time roads don’t have noise ordinances or nuisance issues, but closed communities might. While you love the sound of open exhaust on your favorite motorcycle, your friends and neighbors might not. Be sure you know the rules and laws before you ride.

Poor motorcycle condition – You should have done a pre-ride inspection before you left on your motorcycle, but things do change during a ride. A light bulb burns out after a good bump or a stop for a fresh tank of gas, a turn signal stops working, or perhaps the license plate lamps don’t come on anymore. Little things happen. Keeping up with your maintenance shows you are pretty likely to be a law-abiding citizen. Riding a ratty motorcycle can entice a stop and inspection.

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APPALACHIAN BACKROADS ROUTE

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Here's a glimpse at the newly expanded back roads routes. Turn-by-turn directions, GPX and a downloadable tank bag maps are available on the website. https://www.appalachianbackroads.com/

BACK OF THE DRAGON

Welcome to 32 miles of premier East Coast motorcycle riding. You'll find unmatched beauty and excitement on Virginia's Route 16

THE CORKSCREW

Corkscrew-line curves take you to stunning overlooks at Breaks Interstate Park and past the vineyards in Wise. Wind through 123 miles of bliss...

GARGOYLE

This route boasts 92 miles of curvy riding including the 80 "Curves of Challenge" along Virginia's scenic byway, Route 80. Capture the views.

SCORPION

Approximately 138 miles, the Scorpion offers twisty roads and mountain climbs and includes a trip through Burkes Garden, God's Thumbprint..

STRIPPERS RUN

Strippers Run honors the coal miners who worked to strip coal from these Appalachian Mountains. The KY scenic byway traverses Pine Mtn...

BLACK SNAKE

Dare to tame two technical rides? We dare you to ride Black Snake and Moonshiner's Run together for 130 miles of coiled adventure...

HEARTBREAKER

This 143 mile route will take you through the Grand Canyon of the South, Breaks Interstate Park, where you might get a glimpse of elk grazing...

MORE TRAILS TO COME NEXT MONTH

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Harley-Davidson is the world's most expensive hog

Harley-Davidsons aren’t exactly the cheapest bikes on the block, but there’s only one on sale for $1.9 million, making it likely the most expensive new Harley on sale today.

It’s a collaboration between Swiss customizer Bundnerbike and high-end watchmaker Bucherer.

The iridescent blue hog started out as a Softail Slim, but was given an elaborate makeover with a unique frame and Art Nouveauinspired styling. Many of the parts are gold plated, but that’s not why the price is so high. The bike is equipped with two bulletproof compartments on its tank, with one housing a 5.4 carat diamond ring and the other a Bucherer watch that’s mounted to a vibration-proof silicon cage to protect its movement from the vibration of the classic V-twin engine underneath it.

Then ends of the handlebar grips are also decorated with diamond rings that were attached through a secret process designed to make sure they stay in place on the road. Anyone bold enough to buy it and take it there also gets a matching watch to actually wear that has a band that looks like a tire tread.

Million Mile Harley

Between its vintage motorcycles and memorabilia, a visit to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame already comes highly recommended. If you’re a motorcycle history buff, particularly in regards to the Sturgis Rally, then paying a visit to the museum is a must. It packs a lot of history into what used to be an old post office building. And while there are treasures galore inside, be sure to seek out one of the most interesting motorcycles in the collection, Dave Zien’s “Million Mile” 1991 Harley-Davidson FXRT. Any vehicle that lasts a million miles deserves recognition, but to accomplish this feat on one motorcycle makes the feat even more special. The old Harley wears the scars of the road openly, from the frayed tape of its grips to the collection of faded stickers on its windscreen. Zien, a veteran, and former Wisconsin state senator has been inducted into both the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame for his accomplishments. All of the motorcycle’s travels have been painstakingly documented, and every time he reached another 100,000-mile milestone, Zien logged the date on the side of his top case below his homemade verse “Gold Wings and BMWs Dream & Weep, This High Mile Harley Ain’t Gonna Sleep.”

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On July 4th, 2002 Wheels Through Time Museum became a reality when it opened its 38,000 square foot facility in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Now in its 18th year of operation, the facility features one of the world’s premier collections of Vintage American Transportation, guiding visitors through the evolution of American motorcycling and automotive history. The museum has attracted worldwide media attention and brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to Maggie Valley, North Carolina from all over the globe. Many visitors consider the displays equally as interesting as the rare machines that are within them. The museum layout is more than a timeline of machines. It has the feel of an old garage, but is touched by relevant artwork of the era and houses precious items of memorabilia by the thousands. The museum is literally a cornucopia of American history.

The automobile collection is equally as interesting as the two-wheeled marvels. A pair of ’32 roadsters, Packard and Lincoln from the classic era are surrounded by distinctive “one off” autos such as the 1949 Veritas and the massive 1915 Locomobile built during the gilded age of American history. The collection was started by Museum Founder Dale Walksler in 1969 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In 1977 the collection moved to Mt. Vernon Illinois where it was housed at the Harley-Davidson dealership founded by Dale. As the collection matured it became obvious the potential for a truly incredible museum was at hand. In 2002, the collection moved to its present location in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. A 501c3 not-for-profit status was attained, and Wheels Through Time was on its way to preserving forever a most unique aspect of our American history.

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History of the MRF

1985 in St. Louis, Missouri. There, the very founders of the motorcyclists’ rights movement in America gathered for a meeting of the minds.

So, at a meeting of the minds of grassroots leaders, a new leader was born: The Motorcycle Riders Foundation. The first motorcyclists’ rights advocacy organization with a full-time legislative and political presence in our nation’s capital. The only Washington voice devoted exclusively to you, the street rider. And each year, the leaders of the nowworldwide community gather for motorcycling’s premier political leadership summit named to commemorate the gathering at which we were founded: The MRF Meeting of the Minds.

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