pg.8 ..... Magazine Viewer Features pg.14 ... Intro pg.16 ... Editor-at-Large pg.20 ... Who Won The Extensions? pg.22 ... TreMoto's Monstrosity pg.26 ... Silver Star R6 pg.34 ... Kory Souza (Busa) pg.46 ... TOCE Telefonica (GSX-R) pg.54 ... Myrtle West Money Bike (ZX-14) pg.62 ... Wiki Helmet give-away pg.64 ... XDL Daytona 2010 pg.74 ... Custom Classifieds pg.80 ... Social Networking Links pg.82 ... Dirt Bling
Executive Editor & Art Director: Lee Wallace email@example.com Associate Editor & Art Director: Adam Canni firstname.lastname@example.org Editor-at-Large: Louis Grasse email@example.com Aussie Associate Editor: Matt Gittoes firstname.lastname@example.org Dutch Associate Editor: Livingstone Rijff email@example.com Marketing and Promotions Director: Jesse Fennell firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Director: Rob Uecker email@example.com Contributors: Enjoy MFG Kory Souza Originals Myrtle West TOCE Brothers Performance Nick Anglada Originals BlingRockets, ISSN 2151-0776 (online), Issue no.8, June 2010 is digitally published monthly by Rockets Media Inc. All rights in letters, all photographic submissions including but not limited to drawings, or any type of submission sent to BlingRockets will be treated as unconditionally assigned to copyright purposes and are subject to BlingRockets right to edit, title, and organize editorially and will become the property of BlingRockets. Copyright ÂŠ 2010, digital publication originating from the USA
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we may not have been given the chance to be doing something that many publications never get to do and that is enter into their second year. This very issue marks the beginning of another much anticipated twelve months of BlingRockets eMag. Seven issues plus the "Anniversary Extra" were published last year and we're slated to do at least twelve issues this time around. As usual we need your help so please keep spreading the word about BR. We're not quite sure but we've been thinking that our content over the last year may have made some readers uncomfortable when it came to sharing the magazine with others. If we're all wrong then please let me know. If you want to continue seeing the hot chicks please let me know. If you want the entire magazine to be work-safe please let me know. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We love BikeWeek but the whole BikeWeek
experience for us had to be modified. Our time in Daytona is now all about scoring material for the magazine. There are plenty of publications that provide coverage of the races and other time sensitive things that must be published right away before being considered old news. The material in this issue is of bikes that are timeless. These machines each have a story that can be told now or ten years from now. Each were motivated into existence for different reasons and purposes. One was simply to show the world that a fat tire bike can still stunt. Another was a Corporate build that in our eyes was done just right and deserved to be a cover bike as much as any other. The pictorial bike feature is the perfect example of a bad ass daily driver that's the "whole package" with chrome and all the extras one could ask for. Last but not least our cover bike which is a near opposite of the last bike I spoke of. This beauty came from only a mental vision, no tangible illustrations. Just confidence and faith that the vision depicted a winning combination. Enough said, you've got BlingWeek 2010 bikes to enjoy. Take care! -Lee
Well I hope you enjoy the great cov-
erage we were able to pull together for you with the Daytona Beach Bike Week issue. While you’re browsing through the extensive collection of images, I wanted to grab everyone’s attention for a quick minute this month to talk about a little motorcycle etiquette. For over a hundred years now bikers have shared the “wave”. If you ride anything on two wheels then you know what I’m talking about and you know that it’s the instant connection between yourself and the brotherhood of the biker clan. Now, since nobody offers “wave” training, let’s go over a few things.
1903 the first Harley Davidson was pulled out of the shed it was built in, within the first year it was quite normal for Arthur Davidson and William Harley to be seen riding around town. Since they knew each other, they waved when they passed. Others who saw the kings of motorcycles execute this wave every time they passed each other quickly copied the motions and put them into immediate play. If they were doing it, it must have been a secret society biker type of thing! The entire thing seems to be based on a copycat theory and however it started, just like the wave at a baseball game, it’s infectious, and probably should be. Now that we know where it came from, let’s talk about how and when to use it. Pg.16
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have all come across that time when we felt unsure about throwing the deuce to a fellow rider. Should a cruiser wave at a scooter? Should a chopper wave at a crotch rocket? Should I wave on the highway? Should my passenger wave as well? There are many rules that govern your own mind and not the law of the road. I’ve personally ridden dirt bikes, cruisers, choppers, sport bikes, 50’s, the occasional three-wheeled Hayabusa and definitely spent plenty of time driving a T-Rex. If you find me on any of these vehicles, and happen to pass me on the road on something of the same likeness, I’m going to wave. Hell, this type of peaceful gesture is heavily used on the water for boats, jet skis, etc. It’s just a friendly salute to someone that is enjoying life on two or three wheels. There are plenty of riders that will not return the wave, may not know about the wave, may not care that you exist, or may have some type of reservation because of the type of vehicle you are piloting as compared to their chariot of choice. Don’t get sand in your trousers if someone doesn’t wave back, just keep throwing it in a positive light and eventually everyone will join in. Remember the entire thing started off with others copying what the icons were doing, let’s set the next hundred years in motion with our actions. Until next month, keep those tires sticky and the model smoking HOT!
While in the middle of a photoshoot
at an old abandoned coin-op car wash near Main Street, I peered through one of the stall and in amazement this is what I saw. Having only enough time to take a couple good snaps of this unidentified vehicular work of art I had to continue with the original shoot at hand. Luckily we caught up with the engineering geniuses responsible for this leaned over three-wheeled contraption. The guys with TreMoto say that it's not a three-wheeler, it's a TreMoto!
The chassis can lean up to 45 degrees
like a motorcycle. With a chomoly trellis frame, low center of mass, and a 444lb weight (with fuel) they say it makes for a revolutionary high performance platform. The parallelogram double A-arm front suspension which is Patent-Pending rides on a pivoting composite leaf spring with rotary dampers and a hydraulic lean brake. If you find this rig as cool as we do then I encourage you to visit their site at TreMoto.com. -Lee Pg.22
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we first laid eyes on this old-school brown Busa at the Hess Station it immediately captivated our attention. After being introduced to the designer and builder, Kory Souza by Arnie with Tricky Air we knew this bike would make a great feature. Kory is best known in the chopper industry as being legendary master bike fabricator Dave Perewitz's right hand man. A Busa build at the Perewitz shop triggered Kory's passion for sportbikes. Once that first bike was returned back to the owner he knew he had to have his own thus the creation of this personally owned masterpiece.
After acquiring the desired canvas,
a partially damaged 2003 Busa. Kory unleashed his creativity by first redesigning some of the bodywork. He then focused on the exclusive overall bike concept revolving around his unorthodox color choice. Kory's paralleled love for the "rat rod" style is evident in every detail of this bike. Enjoy the rest of the feature.
By scoring this GSX-R 1000 for cheap after it was flipped
by it's owner, TOCE figured that it would be the perfect candidate for a custom build that would eventually quiet the critics. They had been hearing for years that 300 tire bikes were all show and no go. Those same critics had been saying that custom bikes couldn't withstand the abuse of tricks such as stoppies and wheelies - TOCE set out to do the "impossible".
race replica GSX-R 600 plastics represented some of the best graphics on any sport bike to date, according to Mark Duval (rider in the following photos). A set was found on Ebay and installed rather quickly.
A TOCE T-Slash pipe for the Ya-
maha R1 was slightly modified and made to clear the big swingarm. A stock GSX-R rear wheel was widened to 10.25" and offset so the factory cush drive functions just like stock. A Busa shock and rotor was used to further compensate for the increased tire size.
Like all TOCE parts, the swingarm
was machined in house. In order to get the desired performance the arm was only stretched six inches. Controversial prior to the finished product, the two different colored wheels definitley provided a very nice final touch to this custom GSX-R. The end result is a critic silencing 300 wide tire bike that Mark has fun thrashing on a daily basis.
WikiShift – Breakthrough Technology Enthusiasts have complained for years of having to change between clear and tinted shields for night and daytime riding. Wiki® provides a much sought after solution. Their sun-sensitive color changing shield technology named WikiShift™ delivers convenience with style. No more uncomfortable sunglasses inside the helmet, switching shields, carrying an extra shield, or getting caught at night wearing a tinted shield which is obviously dangerous. So how does it work? The photochromatic reaction occurs when the photochromic molecule is exposed to UV from the sun. Therefore when riding at night, street lights and oncoming headlamps (which do not emit UV light) do not cause a reaction and the shield remains clear. But when exposed to sunlight the shield quickly darkens. The “shift” from clear to tint typically takes 30 to 60 seconds. WikiShift is a coating which must be applied to the exterior surface of the shield to work its magic because UV inhibitors in polycarbonate (the material all faceshields are made of) block most of the UV. This is the main reason photochromic inserts do not work well. Photochromic molecules are one of the most expensive materials in the world by weight. Cost varies by color and amount of darkness. Current available colors are smoke, amber, and blue. Wiki’s advanced award-winning technology was developed by its premier photochromic chemist. The popular Wave helmet includes a WikiShift shield. It is an incredibly unique and desirable piece of safety equipment. The helmet features an incredibly light carbonfiber re-enforced fiberglass shell, is very comfortable, and meets DOT and strict ECE standards. Also, a brand new product called a WikiShift Skin™ will convert most clear shields to a WikiShift shield in a snap. Now almost any street helmet can be outfitted with WikiShift technology! Prices of shields and skins range from $49 - $99 depending on color and darkness and Wave helmets (WikiShift shield included) run around the $300 mark. Visit www.wikihelmets.com or call (877) 411-9454.
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