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March 2014

•Head to Head with Racer Draik Beauchamp •New Harley-Davidson® 750 & 500 Coming this Spring •Norton Motorcycles, Reborn •Honda Adding CBR650F, Interceptor 800 & More

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Hope this finds you doing well. We are getting geared up for the 2014 bike season with much excitement and anticipation starting with the 73rd Annual Daytona Bike Week starting March 7. Southern Biker Magazine will host our first annual Ladies Ride In Bike Show at the world famous Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson at Destination Daytona on Thursday March 13. This event is for ladies only to ride their two-wheeled beauties in and show off. This is an event you don’t want to miss! See the ad in this issue for more details. Randy is having his bike painted finally after nearly three years since our motorcycle accident.Yes, his bike still had the battle scars from the road rash it sustained. Wait till you see the paint job! His bike will grace the cover when it’s finished. It’s gonna be killer! Gatlinburg Signs from Oak Ridge, TN is painting the bike and from what we have seen, their work is top notch. After searching for the right home, we finally found it with the help of David Fankhauser with Skyway Realty. We are excited to get settled in and bring our two adopted horses home from Horse Haven of TN. Now we will have two real horses and two steel horses in our stable. Perfect pairing! Keep Your Knees In The Breeze! Kristin "Ms Mag Man" Gracy President/Publisher Kristin Gracy 865-405-6989 Editor/Track Photo Journalist Randy Gracy 865-257-2279 IT Director/Event Editor Joe Ball 865-405-0274 Graphics & Design Director Debi Lowery

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The Draik, Fast and at the APEX of Making it to the Big Show S

By the Mag Man, Randy Gracy speed is described in all adjective forms; horsepower, design, velocity, wind resistance, etc. Try fourteen. Yes, speed comes in the descriptive form of a fourteen year old young man named Draik Beauchamp. But not just speed...he now has that thing called fast speed. That’s what separates the champions from the other riders. It involves the desire to win without fear of crashing and pushing the envelope limits of the motorcycle. Well, he’s there and looking to move his racing career to the next level, and soon. Others are beginning to take notice and some of those are sponsors. Draik began his motorcycle riding at the age of four. His dad, Kurt bought a Honda F1 and Draik wanted one too. Kurt bought a pocket bike, put training wheels on it at first and the history as he began racing at the age of five. His major racing career began on a 125 but today, he’s aboard a Kawasaki Ninja 250. APEX, Sport Track, Lionheart Moto, US129 Photos, Sportbike 4Hire and WCW are just a few of his sponsors who have noticed him and know he’s something special. Sitting down with the fourteen year old, it was apparent that he is older than his actual years. His dad let me know that Draik is his own fundraising director, his own accountant (he takes care of the books), his own marketing director (getting sponsors) and his own CEO, COO and CFO. Draik takes care of his career personally. And get this, at fourteen he can tear down his bike to nuts and bolts and put it back

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together. “I want to be able to know what the bike is doing and possibly how to fix it. But especially, how can I make it grip better and go faster; faster than anyone else in the race.” He races against men in his division, not just his age group. And he wins. His biggest win he said came at Road Atlanta during Cycle Jam 2013. “Everything clicked. I had great starts and the bike never wavered the entire day. No slips, no mistakes and I could feel I was really fast. At the end of the day, I won Road Atlanta, my first 250 Sportbike race championship.” That win is included in his 20 podiums in 2013. He’s learning more every day and getting better. He’s already purchased a SV650 in preparation for his 2015 racing season. “I’m a hard working, 8th grade homeschooled student... I love church, especially serving in the student ministry... I really enjoy shooting and maintaining my guns, being outdoors, riding/training on my bicycle and spending time with family”, said Draik. He regularly attends AMA Champion Racer, Jason DiSalvo’s race camp where he has caught Jason’s eye. That’s why he also sponsors him. And who is one of Jason DiSalvo’s main sponsor on his race bike...APEX, of course. Draik raises his money to go racing with t-shirt sales (he makes his own), bike/car washes, etc. He depends on these funds in order to get to the tracks and race. He needs more sponsors and that’s why Southern

Biker Magazine is also getting on board to help one the nation’s fastest fourteen year old, two-wheel racers. You can too by clicking on the fundraising link on website It seems that the stars, moons and planets are lining up for this roadcarver called “The Draik”. Time will only tell how high he can go, but I’m betting the APEX to the pinnacle of his career has really, only just begun.

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2014 Harley-Davidson® Street 750 & Street 500 W

ith times changing, so has HarleyDavidson®. They have switched gears and entered the younger rider market by unveiling a first all-new platform motorcycle developed by the company in some thirteen years; the Street 750 and the Street 500. They are designed for urban environments and Harley-Davidson® intends to attract new younger riders with these dark customs. “These are the newest motorcycles to join our Dark Custom lineup, which helped make us the number-one selling brand to young adults in the U.S. for the past five years,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, HarleyDavidson® Motor Company. “Both the Street 750 and Street 500 were designed with thousands of hours of input from young adults in cities around the world...They are proof that being customer-led continues to be a core driver of our product development process.” The motorcycle will be centered around Harley’s new liquid-cooled Revolution X engine. They might be smaller in cubic inches compared to Harley’s top of the line 103, but rest assured, the thousands of hours put into the design of every inch of the motorcycle screams HarleyDavidson®. A new chassis will house the Revolution X power train with new

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suspension, nice, broad handlebars and a seat height of just 25 inches. The Street 750 will be powered by a 749cc liquid-cooled 60-degree, 8valve, V-Twin engine with a 2 into 1 right side exhaust and a belt driven, 6-speed tranny. The Street 500 will be powered by a 494cc liquid-cooled 60degree, 8-valve, V-Twin engine. And somehow, the engineers have found a way so that once you start these motorcycles up, you’ll know they are truly from Harley-Davidson® DNA. Both motorcycles are built bare to the bone so it allows for the individual to customize the ride to their particular tastes. The big question that concerned many avid American riders has been answered. First speculation was that the new Harleys would be built out of the company’s Bawal, India plant that has been assembling bikes since 2011. Rest assured all Street 750s and Street 500s for US and Canadian markets will be built at the Harley-Davidson® vehicle and power train operations plant in Kansas City, Missouri. After the successful launch of their Project Rushmore several months ago, Harley-Davidson® seems to be headed for another great launch with these two new motorcycles this spring in select markets in the US. Pricing should be in the $6,700-$7,500 range.

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A 116 Year Old Legend, Reborn By Neil Hallam

I am just old enough to remember British “Rockers” with their beards, black leather jackets and most importantly; British motorcycles. The last of these British classics was the Norton Commando and Triumph Bonneville. Both disappeared from British roads in the 1980s, but are again on the rise. I was surprised to learn that the Norton survived on US roads throughout the missing decades in Britain and are now finding their way back with new models. I visited Norton’s new factory, close to Britain’s Donington Park race track, where Sales Manager Sean Kynnersley reacquainted me with a legend. Factory is perhaps not the obvious term for the Norton operation. Formerly a British Airways office building, Norton’s technicians hand build bikes in a fully carpeted workspace. As most of their assembly work is clean it seemed

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unnecessary to remove the carpet

The Beginning

Norton began in Birmingham, England, in 1898. First making motorcycle parts and then building bikes in 1902. However, it took until 1908 to fit a Norton engine. The Norton racing legend began in the Thirties; of the nine Isle of Man TTs between 1931 and 1939, Norton won seven. Norton contributed to WW2 by supplying almost 100,000 motorcycles to the forces. After the War, in 1949 the 500 cc Norton Dominator arrived. The legendary Manx Norton appeared in 1950 with its Featherbed frame, raced by legends including Geoff Duke and John Surtees. This exceptionally stiff frame became the benchmark by which other frames were judged. In 1953 Norton sold out to Associated Motorcycles (AMC), who owned AJS, Matchless, Francis-Barnett and James. Norton pulled out of racing in 1954, but the Manx remained popular with privateer racers until production stopped in 1963. American buyers contributed to Norton’s development by demanding more power. This demand was met in 1962 with the 750cc Atlas. But increasing the engine’s capacity caused vibration and was expensive to build. By the

late 1960s, competition from Japan was driving British motorcycle industry into decline. In 1966 AMC was reformed as Norton-Villiers. The 750cc Commando arrived in 1968. The engine was mounted “isolastically” with rubber mountings. The vibration free ride made it a best seller, and was voted Motorcycle of the Year in Britain. Things looked good when the 850cc Commando appeared in 1973 and four new Nortons followed in 1974, including the John Player Norton race replica. But when the government withdrew its loans in 1975 NortonVilliers went bust and the individual brands were sold. Norton UK was re-launched in 1988. They enjoyed some racing success, winning the Isle of Man TT in 1992. Their only road model was a rotary “wankel” engined bike, which was supplied as an Interpol model for police use. With debts of $11.5 million, in 1991, Norton UK was sold to American investor Nelson Skalbania, who put his daughter Rosanda in charge of Norton Motors (1993) Ltd. This incarnation of the company ended in 1994, amid controversy over attempting to reclaim Nortons placed as museum exhibits. During the 1990s, Oregon based Kenny Dreer was restoring old Nortons. He launched a modernised Commando March, 2014

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in the early 2000s, but this was short lived and produced few bikes and ending production in 2006. Two of his prototypes are now in the Castle Donington factory. After fifteen years of US ownership Norton returned to Britain thanks to Stuart Garner, UK businessman and owner of Norton Racing Ltd. Garner began production of a Commando based on Dreer’s model at Leicestershire’s Donington Park race track. Garner said that Norton will continue to race because racing is an essential part of their make-up.

Norton Today

Norton’s philosophy is to buy as local as possible, with 83% of their suppliers from the UK. Where they cannot buy British, they look for the world’s best; such as Swedish Ohlins suspension and Italian Brembo brakes. The first of the new Commandos were single seat café racers. Early market research suggested most Norton owners would ride solo. So a single seat bike was designed, with a frame resembling the classic Featherbed frame. Later market pressure necessitated a dual seat, but most are still sold solo. In just four years of production, Norton has sold over 1000 bikes. Only 350 are on British roads, the rest are mainly in Europe and the USA. The bike they shipped to the USA for type approval covered 12000 miles, as it had to be approved individually by each state. Sean described California as being a benchmark state, with many other states accepting California’s test results.

Stuart Garner commented: “The Norton team has accomplished a monumental feat. The bike has come through rigorous testing, showing durability and build quality. The process of opening the US market began two years ago with the recruitment of Dan Van Epps, ex CEO of Ducati North America, who helped steer us through the process to achieve the approvals. Peter Howes of Norton Canada has also worked tirelessly to make this possible...It has taken the Norton team a little under four years to rebuild this iconic British motorcycle brand.” The Commando genuinely is a hand built bike. It takes between eight and 12 hours for two technicians to build a Commando. Some pre-assembly is done earlier in the process, but each bike is essentially built by two men. This pace of production does mean that waiting time for a new Commando in the UK is 6 months. They have orders for 3000, which they are building at a rate of ten per week. So a Norton owner will be in an exclusive club. As a small manufacturer, with local suppliers, dealing with warranty work is always swift. During my visit they were working on their Domi Racer project. This is a limited edition of 50 bikes, which was the result of giving their designers a free reign to come up with something special. US retail prices for Norton’s model range starts at$18,000 for the Commando Sport to $20,000 for the Café model. - USA Distributer - Norton UK

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Former Flat Track Champion Beau Braswell Returns to Race, "Sideways"


By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy

ormer AMA Flat Track Champion and platinum country artist Beau Braswell is returning to the flat track circle to do a little racing while his singing career is in full swing. Braswell and his newly formed Twist Grip Motorsports signed with Don’s Kawasaki in Hallam, Pennsylvania to kick off his 2014 flat track racing. Also on board is Braswell’s former apparel sponsor, JT Racing USA. Says Braswell, “I won all my #1 plates with them ... I’m excited to wear the new JT racing line as well as stand beside my friends and heroes such as Jean Michele Bayle, Ron Lechien and Broc Glover.” Kawasaki Motors USA is on board supplying Braswell’s Twist Grip Motorsports with Kawasaki motorcycles on the AMA Pro Flat Track racing series. “We won’t run Expert Twins we will only be running Expert single Grand National races to get our feet wet in 2014. We will have a three rider team made up of myself, 9-time Peoria TT Winner and national number Henry Wiles #17 and Dan Ingram #31. We wanna win and we want a number one plate and that’s why we are gonna do it” Braswell said. Twist Grip Motorsports

will be based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Don’s Kawasaki and Kawasaki Motors USA will also be on board for Braswell’s “Sidways” music tour. Braswell pinned the song SIDEWAYS which is now the AMA Pro Flat Track theme song, a song that will get the fans, racers and crowds into the bar banging action. Braswell says,” You know I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time and with “Sideways” as the AMA Pro Flat Track theme song it was like if I’m doing this for flat track then I need to go all in. This is a relationship we are proud to be a part of and I hope we can build on it and bring a race win or title back ... I know the country music fans love getting in the dirt and in flat track you don’t have a choice so I think this will be great for everybody involved.” The team will be on hand at a Q&A

press conference at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 13th at 9am which is also the release date on iTunes of the song Sideways. For more information you can contact

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Visit or call toll free at (866) 296-8970 for details. Main Street / Beachside - Central 3/7-3/16 - Main Street Rally: The most popular biker street in the world hosts vendors, live entertainment, food, fun and more. Info: Main Street Merchants Entertainment (386) 252-1922 or (386) 255-9525. 3/7-3/16 - Cruisin Café: Open daily with live entertainment and DJ’s nightly. Info: (386) 253- 5522. 2 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Froggy’s Saloon: Live music day and night; come meet the Frog. Info: (386) 254-8808. 800 Main Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Dirty Harry’s: Classic rock meets 80’s rock. Concerts nightly including: Big Engine, Bobby Friss, One Wild Nite, The Flaunt Girls, Papa Wheele and Full Circle. Contests daily, cash prizes led by Cowboy, No cover. Info: (386) 252-9877. 705 Main Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Bank & Blues Club: Enjoy Rockabilly nightly. Concerts nightly from artists including: The Razorbacks, Selwyn Birchwood, Michael Hartman, AMP’D, Mike Dugan Band and Tommy Baz. No cover. Info: (386) 252-9877. 701 Main Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Full Moon Saloon: Howl with us! Indoor stage: Hayfire - the hottest country band on stage 3/7 & 3/8 and 3/11 to 3/15; Saloonatix will fill in 3/9 & 3/10, contests and arm wrestling. Outdoor stage: Hypersona, always a Bike Week favorite performs with Bad Mannerz, Full Circle, KGB, One Wild Nite and Bullet Theory. No cover. Info: (386) 253-1944. 700 Main Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - 316 Main Street Station Restaurant & Saloon: Live bands to include:The Living Deads, Microwave Dave & The Nukes, Crashrocket, Aunt Stella’s Ashes, Thrasholica, Black Diamond Strings, Stache with Dina Medeiros, Donkey Punch, Swamp Da Wamp, Henne Brothers, Southern Rocks Finest, Saliva Sunday, Swingin” Harpoon, Lovacaine, Winner Battle, Below, Redneck Messiah, Martyr’s Asylum, Steel Gypsy, Jezebel’s Tattoo, Out of Chaos, Stache, Keeper, Rebel Son, Fabulous CT’s, Damien’s Nightmare, East Side Rock, Psychomagnets, Almost Unknown and Big Engine. Info: (386) 2141389. 316 Main Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Boot Hill Saloon: Live entertainment, contests and more daily. Bike Show with Steelhorse Law & Strip Club Choppers. Vendors and lots of fun. Info: (386) 254-5197. 310 Main Street, Daytona Beach. (Pic 1) 3/7-3/16 - Historic Pinewood Cemetery: Sale of Pinewood Cemetery t-shirts. Thanks to bikers we enjoy our annual tour of cemetery for charity donation and pick-up a collector t-shirt for Bike Week. Info: (386) 255-6171. Corner of Main St and Peninsula Dr, Daytona Beach.

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3/15 - Rat-A-Poolaza 2014!: 2014 Rat’s Hole Bike Show, 11am to 6pm $10 admission. Pre-register online at to be in the show. Info: (386) 254-5020. 601 Earl Street, Daytona Beach. 3/8-3/15 - Budweiser Clydesdale Parade: On March 8th, 9th, and 15th the Clydesdale will parade in Daytona Beach. All appearances are scheduled for 3:00 PM (weather permitting) This year’s route starts at A1A and Oakridge Blvd to Main Street to west on Peninsula to finish back at Oakridge. Be sure to stop by and see the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales at their stables at Destination Daytona. Info: (386) 274-4005 Beachside - South 3/7-3/16 - Soft Tails: Have your bike washed by one of the beautiful girls of Soft Tails. Donations for ARNI (local animal shelter) to help with animal rescue. Info: (386) 734-6067. 2360 East International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Daytona Beach Parasail & Water Sports: Licensed USCG captains, multiple Parasail boats. Flights start at 800 feet and we are the only company that scales to 2000 feet in the air. Five flights to choose from, all major credit cards accepted. Come experience a thrill of a lifetime! Info: (386) 547-6067. 4936 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. 3/7-3/16 - Inlet Harbor Restaurant: Have a Hog of a good time, kick back and relax on the deck. Breakfast from 8AM to 10:30AM. Open at 11AM with biker specials, souvenirs and t-shirts. Info: (386) 767-5590. 133 Inlet Harbor Road, Ponce Inlet. 3/7-3/16 - Down The Hatch Seafood Company: Rumble on the River with live entertainment daily and vendors on a heated deck bar over the river. Scenic views and fresh seafood. Info: (386) 7614831. 4894 Front Street, Ponce Inlet. 3/7-3/16 - Racing’s North Turn Beach Bar & Grille: Live entertainment daily starting at 1PM, promotional events and great oceanfront views. “Where Motorcycle Racing Began”. Info: (386) 322-3258. 4511 South Atlantic Avenue, Ponce Inlet. 3/7-3/16 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse: Hey bikers, come climb our 203 steps to the top of this historic lighthouse that’s a National Landmark! All activities included with regular admission. No reservation required. Info: (386) 761-1821. 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Beachside - North 3/8-3/16 - Blessing of the Bikes: Our Lady of Lourdes, come and join us - all are welcome! Contemporary praise and worship band leads the music for this mass. Bike blessing following service. Info: (386) 255-0433. 201 University Blvd., Daytona Beach Beach Street / Downtown: 3/7-3/16 - Riverfront Park Rocks: On the beautiful Halifax River live music every day from Noon to 7pm. Also DJ and TIKI bar area; free giveaways all day. Free parking. Corner of Main St and Beach St, Downtown Daytona Beach. Info: (407) 721-9110. 285 North Beach Street. 3/7-3/16 - Bike Week Treasure Hunt: Bikers pick-up your treasure, get your passport stamped and bring to the Official Bike Week Headquarters at Riverfront Park to receive a limited edition commemorative coin. Info: (386) 255-0981. 285 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Biketoberfest® 2014: Hey bikers stop in the Official Bike Week Headquarters tent in Riverfront Park to pre-register for a FREE collectors pin! You can pick-up info to win a Daytona Beach vacation. Info: (386) 255-0415. 285 North Beach St, Daytona Beach.

3/7-3/16 - AMSOIL, Inc.: Official Oil of Bike Week! Visit AMSOIL at Riverfront Park, Daytona International Speedway, Destination Daytona or Sunshine Park Mall. Info: (715) 392-7101. . 285 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach. (PIC 2) 3/7-3/16 - Harley-Davidson Motor Company: Bike Week activities in Riverfront Park to include; Genuine Harley-Davidson® Parts & Accessories display; MotorClothes® Riding Gear & Apparel display; H.O.G® Pin Stop; Willie G.; H.O.G.® & 110th Commemorative Merchandise; Women’s area; MDA Bike Raffle; Harley-Davidson Insurance and much more. Info: (414) 343-4056. Downtown Daytona Beach. 3/8 & 3/15 - Chopped Baggers Bike Show: The Ultimate Daytona Bagger Show! Hosted by Chopped Bagges. Registration From Noon to 2pm with winners announced at 4pm. Riverfront Park, Info: (414) 343-4056. Downtown Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - BMW Ducati Triumph of Daytona: Factory demo truck and demo rides. Motorcycle parts and apparel. 8:30AM to 5:30PM Monday - Saturday. Info: (386) 257-2269. 118 East Fairview Avenue. Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Barney’s Leather: Come join the fun: vendors, t-shirts and more. Info: (386) 252-7770. 438 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Carl’s Speed Shop: Welcome bikers! We’ve got lots to see and do, local Big Dog dealer - Harley Performance Center. Computerized dyno jet 250i dynamometer installations of power commanders. Accessories and hi-performance parts & accessories, clothing and apparel center. Info: (386) 258-3000. 384 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - ROAR Motorcycles for Women: Motorcycles and accessories designed exclusively for women. Info: (386) 255-7527. 420 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Beachside Boats: 6am to 3am. Biker jewelry, biker clothing, vendors, BBQ, bike wash & detailing. Live bands! Info: (561) 324-1152. 500 Ballough Road, Daytona Beach. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd / Midtown: 3/7-3/16 - Second Avenue Merchants Association - Annual Biking on the Boulevard. Live entertainment, vendors, unique food, BBQ, bike show and lots of fun. Info: (386) 253-1067. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Historic District, Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Tent & RV Camping: Close to the action! Walking distance to Main Street and Beach Street. Info: day# (386) 252-5338, evening# (386) 255-3019. 312-360 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Safari Lounge: Outside music, entertainment and vendors. Info: (386) 566-7508. 223 South Martin Luther King Blvd., Daytona Beach. International Speedway Blvd. / Tomoka Farms Road 3/7-3/16 - Daytona International Speedway. Outside of historic Daytona International Speedway, take a spin on the latest and greatest motorcycles with free manufacturer demo rides from 9am to 4pm from manufactures like Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Suzuki,Victory and more. Must hold valid motorcycle driver’s license and DOT approved helmet. Hot Leather’s Fashion Show - to motorcycle parts and accessories. There’s something for everyone at K&G Thunder Alley at Daytona! Sponsored by K&G Cycles. Live music, drink specials and more. Info: (800) PITSHOP. 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/13 & 3/14 - Daytona Flat Track: The quarter-mile Daytona Flat Track, located outside Daytona’s Turns 1 and 2, plays host to two nights of AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles with the AMA Pro Grand National Championship and AMA Pro J&P Cycles Pro Singles riders! Tickets are available at the speedway box office or call (800) PITSHOP. 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/15 - The 73rd Daytona 200 by Honda: kicks off the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season. Tickets for all races are available at the speedway box office or by calling (800) PITSHOP. 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/8 - Daytona Supercross by Honda: Don’t miss Florida’s only AMA Supercross event in 2014, featuring your favorite AMA riders taking on the toughest course in the circuit, designed by five-time Daytona Supercross by Honda Champion Ricky Carmichael. Tickets for all races are available at the speedway box office or by calling (800) PITSHOP. 1801 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

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3/7-3/16 - Daytona International Speedway Camping: Daytona 200 Week Events - call 1-800-PITSHOP. Daytona International Speedway offers RV camping outside of Turn 1 in GEICO Park West from March 6th to March 16th. Camp in the middle of all the action inside Daytona’s legendary infields. 10-day or 5-day camping, hook-ups or no hook-ups, tents or RV’s, we can build just the right experience for you. 3/7-3/16 - Custom Works Motorcycles & Classics: 3/7: Live music, vendors and bar. 3/8: SxS Side by Side racing at Bandit Mud Racing Track in NSB sponsored by Custom Works and Southern UTV Dirt Series. 3/9: The Chris Cruz Artistry, Art on Wheels Custom Bike Show. Music, vendors and bar 10am to 5pm. 3/10: FREE Artic Cat Wild Cat Trail Demo Rides at Bandit Mud racing in NSB. Register at Custom Works 11am to 4pm.. 3/11:Vendors, music and bar. 3/12: FREE Artic Cat Wild Cat Trail Demo Rides at Bandit Mud racing in NSB. Register at Custom Works 11am to 4pm. plus a drive in Bagger Show at Custom Works 2pm to 5pm. 3/13: Live music by Knee Deep. 3/14: Music, bar and vendors. 3/15: Jeff Howell Band, bikini contest and classic car show 5pm to 8pm. Info: (386) 257-1300. 833 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/12 - Alligator Road Tour Motorcycle Ride: Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club. Registration 9am to 10:30 am, $15 per person, lunch included. This is an AMA sanctioned ride, ride up to 125 to 175 miles, you will be guided through beautiful county back roads to a mystery destination for lunch. Info: (386) 215-2655 (Bob) 3602 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. (PIC 3) 3/7 - 3/16 - Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club camping: Tent camping ONLY, use of clubhouse, pool table, dart board, bathrooms, showers & more. NO pets, 24 hour security. Info: (386) 871-6615. 3602 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Speed Park Motorsports: Cruise around one of our 3 Go-Kart tracks, fly down Nitro Alley in one of our Dragsters or enjoy our 7,000 square foot arcade. Info: (386) 253- 3278. 201 Fentress Blvd. Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Daytona Flea Market: Open 10 straight days for Bike Week, grab a beer and gourmet dog while you browse our 3 miles of aisles. Free parking, free admission. Info: (386) 253-3330. 2987 Bellevue Avenue Extension (at Tomoka Farms Road), Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Flea Market Camping: Tent and RV sites, hot showers, RV water fill-up, NO full hook-ups. Info (386) 253-3330. 2987 Bellevue Avenue Extension (at Tomoka Farms Road), Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - 33th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet: Presented by Jam-On Productions. The event opens at 9am daily and runs all 10 days of Bike Week.Vendors can camp in their spots and get a hot shower. We have motorcycle stunt shows, good food and cold beer. Thursday is Side Car & Trike Day, Ride in on Trike or with a side car for FREE admission. Info: (386) 206-5276. 2987 Bellevue Avenue Extension (at Tomoka Farms Road), Daytona Beach. Destination Daytona / North Ormond Beach 3/7-3/16 - Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson at Destination Daytona: On-site expo, contests, manufacturers displays, retail shops, product sales and installation. More vendors than anywhere else during Bike Week. Live music for Saints & Sinners Pub to feature: True Adkins, Mike Makepeace/Jeff Decker, Mikey Clams, Bobby Scott, Bent, Trans-Ams, Corrupting Dylan, Charlie Brecthel, Anthony Wild, Walk The Line (Johnny Cash Tribute Band), Baby Punchface and 3 Ring Circus. 3/13 Ladies Ride-In Bike Show: Presented by Southern Biker Magazine; 3/15: Miss Destination Daytona/ Swimsuit USA International Model Search 5pm to 6:30pm. In concert 7pm to 10pm Vixen & Great White. Info: (386) 671-7100. 1635 North U.S. Hwy.1, Ormond Beach. 3/13 - The Official Ladies Ride-In Bike Show: Presented by Southern Biker Magazine, benefitting Champions for a Cause. Registration 10am to 12pm, donation $10 per class, trophies awarded at 3pm. The Pavilion located at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona. Info: (865) 405-6989. 1635 North U.S. Hwy 1, Ormond Beach. 3/7-3/16 - J&P Cycles: Thousands of aftermarket parts and accessories available, vendors on site. Open 9AM to 8PM. Info: (800) 397-4844. Located at Destination Daytona, Ormond Beach. 3/11-3/14 - 24th Annual Horsepower Shootout & 2nd Annual Engine Build-off Competition: Held at the WyoTech campus at Destination Daytona, appearances by 10-time Top Fuel Champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride! This year’s competition is $5,000 in cash & prizes in the two unlimited classes, thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes in other classes and trophies! Info: (800) 881-2264. 470 Destination Daytona Lane, Ormond Beach. (PIC 4) 3/7-3/16 - Iron Horse Saloon: Live entertainment: Big Engine, Danny Charles, Farrell Webber, Tornado Factory, Jasmine Cain, Just the Facts, JB Walker, Bad Company, Blues Bros Revu, Reuben, Porch Dogs, David Allen Coe, Rich Tribute, Boston, Crisp and Davis, Danny

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Charles and Mustang Sally. Vendors, burn out pit, Wall of Death. Info: (386) 677-1550. 1068 North U.S. Hwy. 1, Ormond Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Hang Dawg Saloon at Biker Haven: Live music, bike wash, fire show, fire dancing and bike photos daily. Info: (386) 8462024 and (386) 299-8064. 1065 North U.S. Hwy. 1, Ormond Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Biker Breakfast: Presented by the Goldwing Road Riders Association. Biker breakfast fund raiser for the children of Volusia and Flagler County. Open to everyone, serving from 9am to 11am daily at the Elk’s Lodge. $12 at the door, with 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Info: (386) 843-9520. 285 Wilmette Avenue, Ormond Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Riding the Loop - Motorcycle Action Photography: Action photographer takes photos of motorcycles riding The Loop. Set up on the west side of the drawbridge on Highbridge Road. Photos made available for review and purchase on website www. Prices vary, private sessions available. Info: (407) 9251123. South Ormond Beach / Daytona Beach / Holly Hill 3/13 - Bike Week Ruff Ride: Starting at 5pm at the Halifax Humane Society, $20 per rider, $10 per additional poker hand. Includes t-shirt, first poker hand,VIP reception at the Iron Horse Saloon (BBQ dinner & 1 drink ticket). Stops: Halifax Humane Society, The Hideout, Roadside Tavern, B.F.F.A.R. Post 1, and the Iron Horse Saloon. Benefits the abused and abandoned animals in our community. Preregister online by 3/12 at Info: (386) 274-4703 ext 320. 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - B.F.F.A.R Post 1: Bikers for First Amendment Rights. Breakfast every morning at 10am, full kitchen, live music, gator & seafood, full bar, bike wash next door. Secure motorcycle parking. Info: (386) 253-3993. 745 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. 3/7-3/16 - Boss Hog presents Hogs on the Hill: sponsored by Wholesale Motorcycles. Located in Hollyland Park (across from City Hall), big tent on U.S. Hwy. 1 and 3rd Street. Daily activities, live entertainment, merchandise and exhibits. Great food & drinks. Info: (386) 248-9431. 1065 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. 3/15 - 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast: presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1048. 8am to 10am. 605 8th Street, Holly Hill. Daytona Beach / South Daytona / Port Orange 3/7-3/16 - Zoom Air Adventure Park: 9am to 4pm. Soar through the tops of trees, zipping from one obstacle to the next. Come make memories for life! Info: (386) 569-3519. Located at Tuscawilla Park, corner of Nova Road and International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. 3/7-3/16 - Roadside Tavern: A great neighborhood bar, come hang out on our back porch! Live entertainment includes: Big Engine, Zig Zag Duo, Phycho Magnets, Tongue, Crush, Blue Diamond, Bumpin’ Uglies, Nathan Perer, Bent, Robert Keele, Crashrocket, Mike Makepeace and Nickoloff. Call for dates and times. Info: (386) 7633800. 3400 South Nova Road, South Daytona. 3/7-3/16 - Biker Bash 2014! Presented by the Halifax River Moose Lodge #2516. 10am to 11pm, everyone welcome. Info: (386)7602556. 933 Beville Road, South Daytona. 3/7-3/16 - Sunshine Park Vendor Expo. : Sunshine Park Mall. Free admission.Vendors with Trikes, trailers, electronics, clothing, lights, pin-stripping, tires and more. Info: (386) 677-6749. 2400 South Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona. 3/7-3/16 - American Legion Post 361: Music and more! Veteran’s social gathering, all Veterans welcome. 10AM to 12AM. Info: (386) 760-3887. 2648 South Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona. 3/7-3/16 - Daytona Beach KOA: Full hook-ups, water & electric, tent sites, primitive sites. Campfires, breakfast served. Info: (386) 7679170. 3520 South Nova Road, Port Orange. 3/7-3/16 - Nova Family Campground: 24 hour gate security, primitive tent camping, Florida igloo TM, campfires. Sites with electric, sewer & water. Camp store, firewood & LP gas. Info: (386) 767-0095. 1190 Herbert Street, Port Orange. 3/7-3/16 - Port Orange Police Athletic League (PAL): 8am to 8pm. Win a new 2013 HD Road Glide and help support kids in the PAL programs. $20 Donations per ticket, drawing held on March 16th at the Cabbage Patch. Info: (386) 506-5877. 4545 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. 3/7-3/16 - First Turn Steakhouse & Sports Lounge: Where locals meet at the Tiki bar. Live entertainment daily. Contests, karaoke and more. No Cover. Info: (386) 788-5434. 5236 South Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange.

3/15 - American Legion Post 270 “Legion Riders”: Come join us at 1pm for a Bike Week Pigfest! Music by Moonshine, raffles, 50/50 and giveaways,Veteran’s social gathering, all Veterans welcome. 10AM to 12AM. Info: (386) 788-6800. 119 Howes Street, Port Orange. 3/7-3/16 - Last Resort Bar: Music and vendors. Info: (386) 7615147. 5812 Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange. New Smyrna Beach / Edgewater 3/7-3/16 - Gold Wing Getaway Vendor Show: Pin stripping, air brush artists, leathers, tires, chrome, accessories. Sponsored by GWRRA Daytona Beach Race Wings. 9AM to 5PM. Info: (386) 427-5169. New Smyrna Beach Airport, Ridgewood Ave, New Smyrna Beach. 3/7-3/16 - JB’s Fish Camp & Seafood Restaurant: Rustic dining on the river with live entertainment nightly. Key West style sunsets. Info: (386) 427-5747. 859 Pompano Avenue, New Smyrna Beach (beachside). 3/7-3/16 - New Smyrna Harley-Davidson: Come party with Harley in New Smyrna Beach! Vendors, food and fun. Info: (386) 4093034. 1899 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach. 3/8 - Southern UTV Dirt Series - UTV/MX Racing: Bandit Mud Racing & Custom Works Powersports present Southern UTV Dirt Series. Florida’s fastest SxS/UTV racing. 1pm to 5pm come watch NASCAR driver Steve Park take on the SxS guys! Info: (386) 3146936. Hwy 447 & State Road 415, New Smyrna Beach. 3/7-3/15 - No Name Saloon: Bands to include: Nickeloff, Saliva, Drowning Pool, Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute show by Nuthin’ Fancy, Led Zeppelin tribute show by LED-HED, Kid Rock tribute show by Cowboy, Dakota Black, Michael Allman Band, Mike Short Jr. & StateWide, Swamp Da Wamp, Jack Russell’s Great White, Journey Tribute show by Never Stop Believin’, Bon Jovi tribute show by Livin On A Prayer, Psycho Magnets and Love Juice. Info: (386) 428-9229. 2001 South Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater. 3/7-3/16 - Sopotnicks Cabbage Patch:- Cole Slaw Wrestling Wednesday 3/12 and Saturday 3/15. Entertainment, fun and contests. Info: (386) 427-8969. 249 Tomoka Farms Road, Samsula. 3/7-3/16 - Cacklebery Campground at Cabbage Patch: RV & primitive sites available, water & electric hook-ups, campfires Permitted. Live entertainment nightly, biker games & contests. Info: (386) 428-5459. 560 CR 415, New Smyrna Beach. DeLand 3/7-3/16 - 10th Annual Bike Week Motorcycle Swap Meet Extravaganza & Bike Show: Presented by Fastlane Promotions, 9AM to 5PM daily, rain or shine. Bike builder headquarters! Vendors from all over the country will be on display and ready to make deals on everything from frames to find vintage parts and accessories. Daily bike shows: Shovelhead show 3/8 at 3pm; Rat Bike Show 3/9 at 3pm; Side Car & Trike Show 3/12 at 3pm; Metric Cruiser Show 3/13 from 12pm to 3pm; British/European Show 3/14 at 3pm; Antique Bike Show 3/15 at 3pm. FREE registration at gate prior to show. Prizes & trophies awarded. Great food, cold beer, live music. Admission $5. Info: (386) 801-1810,Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 East New York Avenue, DeLand. 3/7-3/16 - ABATE of Florida, Inc.:Volusia County Fairgrounds Campground, 24 hour security, tenting and RV sites, full hook-ups available, hot showers, beverages, food, vendors. Info: (386) 943-9610. Volusia County Fairgrounds. 3150 East New York Avenue, DeLand. 3/8 - DeLand Bike Fest at Airport Bar & Gin Mill: 5pm to 2am, come listen to Nighthawks, opening with DJ Brian. Info: (386) 7349755. 1120 Flight Line Blvd., DeLand. 3/7-3/16 - DeLand Bike Rally: Motorcycles line the streets of Downtown DeLand for one of the most popular bike rallies in the area. Live music, vendors, beer garden, shopping and dining. 10am to 7pm, FREE admission. Info: (386) 738-0649. 100 North Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 3/9 - Bike Week Chicken Fest: Presented by American Legion Post 6. Meal includes chicken quarter, 2 sides, bun or bread for a $7 donation with proceeds going to the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 189. Entertainment provided by DJ HD Ray, raffles, games, good food, good fun and good people! Info: (386) 7400622. 1087 Biscayne Blvd., DeLand. 3/7-3/16 - Volusia Speedway Park: RV and tent camping, NO hookups, hot showers, food, beverages, vendors. AMA Sanxtioned All-Star National Dirt Track Series. Info: (386) 985-4402. 1500 East Highway 40, DeLeon Springs. *Note - Events are subject to change without notice For the most current information on Bike Week contact the: Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Toll free (866) 296-8970 or (386) 255-0415

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Honda Announces More New 2014 Models CBR650F, Interceptor 800 & the Montesa Honda Cota 4RT Repsol Edition

By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy


onda doesn’t intend to take a backseat to any manufacturer in any of their classes so they have announced three additional 2014 models to come out this year just as the riding season is beginning. They are the four-cylinder CBR650F, the Interceptor 800 and the Montesa Honda Cota 4RT Repsol Edition. Built around a smooth, inline-four engine specifically tuned for low-tomidrange torque, the CBR650F has a powerband that’s suited for a wide range of riding styles. Powerful disc brakes give you premium stopping power performance and a Twin-Sparstyle steel frame forms the basis for the CBR650F’s impeccable handling, while making it versatile for the weekday commuter, weekend sport riding, long trips, short hauls, solo or with a passenger. The Interceptor’s 782cc V-4 VTEC engine has new fuel-injection mapping for better low-end torque feel. It includes adjustable seat height to better fit a range of riders, new front-mount radiator for a slimmer profile, radial-mount front brakes and all-new side-muffler, wheels and ProArm swingarm. There’s even a deluxe model for 2014 with features like traction control, anti-lock brakes, selfcancelling turn signals, a centerstand and heated grips. Below are some quotes from Honda’s press release on all three new models: The CBR650F is an all-new and remarkably affordable middleweight sport bike that’s built to cover the full range of street riding. Available this summer, the CBR650F strikes a terrific balance between full-on sport bike styling, nimble handling, overall performance, comfort and plenty of versatility-all at a great

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price. Honda’s mid-sized sport bikes have always offered a lightweight feel and intuitive response and the CBR650F adds to that mix, easily accessible power that makes this bike fun to ride all the time. It also provides the real-world advantages of excellent fuel efficiency and comfortable seating accommodations that let it work so well as an everyday ride. With stylish looks, a large array of available Honda Genuine Accessories and the option of ABS, you have the makings of an instant favorite for a variety of riders. Colors: Red, Candy Blue, Matte Black Metallic; Price: $8,499 - $8,999. Available in May, The Interceptor 800 houses Honda’s iconic V-4 powerplants have an alluring character all their own, a unique combination of torque, an aggressive rush of power as the tach needle swings up into the meaty part of the powerband and a certain texture to the engine feel that tells you this could only be a Honda V-4. The new Interceptor(r) has all of that and more, including a chassis with that special Honda blend of agility and comfort that strikes an ideal balance for all-day rides on your favorite twisting roads. A stout single-side swingarm and radialmounted front brakes make sport riding especially fun, and a front-mounted radiator gives the Interceptor a slim profile. To ensure long-term comfort, the Interceptor has upright, neutral ergonomics as well as an adjustable seat. This is a sport bike with plenty of emphasis on sport, plus the versatility for commuting, two-up fun rides and long-haul sport touring. The deluxe model adds even more features. Colors: red, pearl white; Price: $12,499 $13,499. Additionally, Honda is delivering a limited number of competition trials bikes to the US Market the Montesa Honda Cota 4RT Repsol Edition...Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Montesa started business in 1944 and it quickly established a solid reputation for building successful competition bikes. Honda brought the

brand into its fold in the mid-eighties and today the company makes some of the best trials bikes in the world. For 2014 and available in April, American Honda is offering a limited number of the Cota 4RT, a new competition-ready machine featuring a four-stroke Honda 260cc engine. Built strictly for competition, it features an electronic fuel injection system and a revolutionary decompression system that reduces engine braking for a character similar to that of a 2-stroke, which competitors prefer. A quick-shifting fivespeed transmission, Showa suspension and extra-wide footpegs for more control on all sorts of terrain help give this bike a leg up on the competition. Color: Repsol Edition (orange/white/red); Price: $8,999.

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What About American Legend Trailers? By Mike Ripsch


ost who have known me and seen me travel over the years know I have been pulling cargo trailers behind my POS for over 20 years over 100K miles. Since the Surry Convention in 2007, my trailer has been the American Legend, which was manufactured in Mahomet, Illinois, (now by Hannigan Motorsports in Murray, KY) and is the one shaped like a Harley saddlebag. It is a premium trailer and one which I prize. Now let me say my 1986 Pod (now Country Trailers out of Wisconsin) gave me 15 years of good service and I sold it for exactly what I paid for it fifteen years earlier, so it owed me nothing. My AL offered itself as a total basket case for a fifth of its original retail value, so I rebuilt it just before heading to Surry, my first time tackling the Canadian Rockies. Its performance on that trip made me a proponent for life! I got concerned a few months ago, when in search of replacement parts,

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I was unable to make contact. On the return from this year’s convention in Hot Springs, I routed by Mahomet and the factory to find it is now a U-Haul outlet, but still bore the signage from AL. I then started to have visions of looking into acquiring the rights to manufacture and market these quality trailers as one who has an interest in keeping them on the road. (And to maintain parts availability!) I talked to Bill, of Bill’s Trailer Sales in Hamden, NY while at Sturgis, as they come up on Google if you search American Legend Trailers. Bill’s carries a number of quality lines and were an AL dealer. Bill echoed my impressions of AL and informed me that AL had sold out to Hannigan Motorsports (dashing my visions of going into business for myself) a long respected manufacturer of sidecars and trike conversions. Bill also told me that he immediately sells any AL he can lays his hands on because of their high quality. He also informed me that

Hannigan Motorsports was set up at the rally, and where to find them. So I set off find David Hannigan. I didn’t expect Mr. H. to remember me, from when I talked to him in the late 90’s when I was shopping sidehacks, so I was not disappointed. He informed me the folks in Mahomet got hurt by a knock off import and their pricing. He informed that he had indeed bought the forms and rights. He had doubts whether HM would make any money off of producing ALs. So far, by August, Hannigan has only produced a couple of units, but they are on their website, if anyone chooses to order. At least I, or any other Blue Knight® owner of an AL, can order parts. Don’t worry about me going into the trailer business-no way can I compete with David Hannigan who is a well established class act! I have to say that my AL is the smoothest handling trailer I have ever pulled (If anybody brags that they do not know it’s back there, they don’t March, 2014




















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ust another great event! The Great American Motorcycle Show held annually in the Atlanta area for motorcycle riders of every make and model, put on an event that everyone enjoyed. Paul Tutel, Sr. along with Christian and Jason of Orange County Choppers made guest appearances and signed autographs and took pictures with hundreds of their fans. The Snake Master put on several demonstrations showing off his snake collection and how to handle them properly. There were lots of motorcycles to see from vintage to full custom. Fathers and mothers brought their children out to show them how it’s done on two wheels. Southern Biker Magazines were picked up like

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f you still don’t think the economy is bad, just drive down one of the streets in your town that used to be full of retail stores, used car lots and businesses. You’ll notice lots of For Sale signs for buildings, lots of For Lease and lots signs sayin, “Going out of business sale”. The motorcycle industry is no different. The economy and our politicians are affecting all of the businesses in America; small, medium and large. Several motorcycle dealerships, repair shops and retail outlets around our nation have closed. Motorcycle magazines are therefore also affected directly. IronWorks Magazine will print its final issue March 2014. It was started and stayed a Harley-Davidson and custom motorcycle magazine throughout its run. Started in 1989 by Dennis & Marylin Stemp, the magazine was sold to HattonBrown in 1995 and became a consumer product. With new challenges facing the magazine and apparent lack of large advertisers, the publishers decided to pull the plug on the magazine. We here at Southern Biker Magazine promise to charge forward, partnering with businesses to form a stronger core and root system for our business so we can continue to bring you as much news and events in the motorcycle industry as possible. Motorcycle industry businesses depend on each other during trying times. And remember, as Henry Ford (Founder of Ford Motor Co.) said, “A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.” March, 2014


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Mar 4: Fat Tuesday Party at Coyote Joe's, Knoxville. Mascarade & costumes, How Mardi Gras Can You Get? Beads, Broads, Booze! Mar 7-16: Daytona Bike WeekCome ride with Scott Maddux and the Smoky Mountain H-D family to Daytona. Special lodging rates at El Caribe Resort. Reception on March 11 at 6pm in the Antigua Room. Mar 14-16: St Patrick's Day Weekend celebration at Pavilion 117, Knoxville. Live music, green beer, $3 Guiness pints, lots of green giveways. Mar 18: NCAA March Madness Begins, Specials every day/every game at Pavilion 117, Knoxville.Watch every game live here! Mar 22: Knoxville Harley-Davidson Bike Night at the Ice Bears Hockey. Ticket discounts, Plaza parking for 1st 50 to purchase tics, on ice games, prizes & giveaway. FMI call 865-689-2454 Mar 27: SteelHorse Law Nite WarmUp at Pavilion 117. Ride your Steelhorse in for the largest gathering

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Mar 27: Women's Garage Party at Knoxville H-D, 605 Lovell Rd, Knoxville. For women wishing to learn about the sport of motorcycling. Free to attend. 6p-9p. RSVP 865-671-2454.

Mar 1: Havoc for Heroes presented by Bumpus H-D Collierville, 325 S Byhalia Rd. 12 card MMA Charity Fight for Forever Young Senior Veteran Wish(r) at 6pm. Help us send 10-12 World War II veterans to the 70th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 for a chance to return to Omaha Beach at Normandy France. Space is limited.

Apr 19: Outreach Across America 4th Annual Bike Blessing, benefit 2 Fish Ministry to feed the hungry & local fire dept. Registration at 876 Englewood Rd, Madisonville 10am12pm. Blessing at 12 noon. KSU at 1pm. Concert by Kudzu 10am12pm. Free ride, free concert, free lunch, donations accepted. Tshirts & raffle tickets available. FMI 423545-9200 Apr 24-26: GWRRA Tennessee District Convention (Spring Fling) at Camp Jordan Arena, East Ridge.


Mar 1-4: World Record attempt for longest journey on a Minibike Trip from Appleton H-D Clarksville at 7am ending at Louisiana border near Natchez MS. Raising money for CMA Run for the Son. To follow

Mar 22: Rising The Wounded Bike Rally at Classic Custom Cycles, 3615 Shelbyville Hwy, Murfreesboro. 4-10pm, rain or shine. Live music with Phoenix Rising. Bonefire after dark. Concessions by Jim 'N' Nicks. $5 50/50. $10 entry donation. FMI templarknightstn@gmail. com Mar 29: Chain of Hope Ride for missing Jennifer & Adrianna Wix at KMart Parking Lot, Long Hollow Pk, Goodlettsville. Registration at 10am, KSU at 12pm. Rain date: 4/5/14. Raffles, Food, Auctions, live music and entertainment after the ride. Your donation helps raise awareness and the reward to bring them home. FMI: Larry 615-767-9229.

Apr 5: Memorial Run/Benefit Auction for Destiny Harvey at Smitty's Bar & Grill, 1960 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon. $10 donation/rider or $15/couple. Registration 9am, KSU @ 10am. Auction at return to Smitty's. All donations appreciated and will go to her husband and daughter. FMI 615-310-3436. Apr 5: Spring Thaw Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, 12th Annual! NEW LOCATION: Mid-TN Expo Center, 1209 Park Ave, Murfreesboro. Doors open at 10am. $25 show entry, $10 admission, $1,000 Best of Show, $200 Best Homebuilt Bike, $200 Best Ratrod car or truck. A chance to win a CB350 Café Bike Grand Prize! 615-3641828 or www. Apr 5: 4th Annual Bull Moose Riding for Down Syndrome at Bumpus H-D, 325 S. Byhalia Rd, Collierville. Registration 9am, FBO at 11am, FMI call 901-282-6138. Apr 12: 4th Annual Caney Fork CMT/ABATE Bike/Car Show and Swap Meet at 347 Cookeville Hwy, Carthage, 9am. $5 admission/kids age 12 and under free. Music, vendors & more. Portion of proceeds to U.S. Soldiers and their families. FMI 615-281-7279.

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Apr 12: Twist-A-Grip Cycle Swap Meet & Cruise In at Bikers Service Center, 972 N Broad St, Lexington. Proceeds to local charities thru Bikers United Charities. Buy, sell, trade! Food, drinks, bike corral, live bands & Auction. Blessing of the bikes at 3pm. Call or email to reserve your space. 731-249-9200 or southern.motors@hotmail. com Rain date April 13. Apr 19: Blessing of the Bikes at Old Fort Park, Hwy 96, Murfreesboro. Bike blessing, Free food and fun. All bikers welcome. Come join us. 615351-0000 or EYE1MAN2@AOL.COM


Mar 6-9: Stock Law Gap Rally, 9100 Shackleville Rd, Georgiana. $25 for one day or all weekend. Mar 20-23: Bama Bike Fest Spring Rally, Ackers Farm, 16971 US Hwy 43, Forkland. Mar 22: 2nd Annual Wheels for Wilmer Hall in Mobile. Apr 3-5: GWRRA Alabama District Rally, Mobile. Apr 10-12: Alabama State HOG Rally, Mobile. Apr 12: We Love Boobies Run, 6390 University Dr, Huntsville. 9am-3pm. Starts at Adult Emporium. Proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Cost $15, KSU: 10am, FMI: Apr 26: Cystic Fibrosis Charity Motorcycle Ride 8th Annual, Registration 8am-10am, KSU at 10am from Natchez Trace H-D, West Hwy 72, Tuscumbia. $20 per bike, door prizes, silent auction 10am-1pm, food. FMI

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Mar 7-10: Guests of Roar Motorcycles for Women-Join us for Bike Week 2014. Come meet Elaine Larsen Racing Team & Jet Car. Her team includes the only 4 women in the world certified to race jet cars over 300 MPH! 420 N Beach St, Daytona Beach. Mar 7-16: Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach. Cruise down the open scenic highways of Daytona Beach and meet up with thousands of riders in the birthplace of speed. 10 days of live music, races, bike shows and displays, food and more. FMI 866-296-8970 or or pm Mar 11: Join the 7th Annual Harley-Davidson MDA Women's Ride in Daytona Beach. Visit to Register and start raising funds on-line. Riders are asked to make a $50 contribution to MDA in order to ride. Prizes for top riders. All bikes welcome. Mar 13: Daytona Bike Week Ladies Ride-In Bike Show benefiting Champions for a Cause at The Pavilion located at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona, Ormond Beach. Registration 10am12pm, Awards at 3pm. Chair massages, bike paint-

ers, food vendors, motorcycle accessories, prizes & giveaways. FMI Visit to pre-register. Mar 15: Great White with Special Guests Vixen Live In-Concert For FREE at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona. Apr 13: Ride For Kids at Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach. Registration 8am-9:30am. www.


Mar 28-29: Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival, Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport - Hwy 441 S. NAPA/Brooks Auto Parts Car Show with Cash prizes & trophies, poker run, 50/50 draw, bike show & games, Cynergy Cargo Trailer give-a-way, cash prizes & trophies. Blues music both days. BBQ Competition with approx $9,000 in cash & prizes.Vintage Warbirds Airplanes on display, arts, crafts, vendors, food and fun for entire family. $5/ vehicles, $2/motorcycles. or 912-3830277 Mar 29: Servant Riders CMA Blessing of the Bikes, 575 Southern Pines Rd, Dublin. 10am-2pm. Kevin Tanner 478-609-1522. Apr 16-20: Angel City 9th Annual Spring Rally, Unadilla. Apr 19: Hooters Cartersville Bike Night Kick Off, Sponsored by Steelhorse Law, 7pm-10pm, Live music, cash and prizes. 885 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy, Cartersville, GA. Apr 19: Xtreme Couture GI Foundation Benefit Poker Ride, Chattahoochee H-D 3230 Williams Rd Columbus. 100 mile poker ride to benefit the Xtreme Couture Foundation. Randy Couture Charity that benefits wounded service members. Awards and after party. $25. KSU: 11am. FMI: 706-573-3203 or or Apr 26: Ride to Survive, 9th Annual. Benefiting the Piedmont Rape Crisis Center. Begin and end at Winder Moose Lodge, 434 Hwy 211 NW, Winder. Registration 10 am, KSU 11 am. $20 per rider/$10 per passenger includes lunch and afterparty. FMI: 770-605-6656


May 14-18: HAWG VALLEY BIKE RALLY, Corley Chapel RD Graham, KY. Home of the world famous boogie barn! Motorcycle Rally with live music, adult contests, field events, vendors and camping. Reserved electric and water campsites available. $30/person. (812) 660-0584 or frank. or www.hawgvalleybikerally. com

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Mar 21-22: Ride for Autism.An overnight motorcycle poker run that strives to increase public awareness about the mysterious affliction and raise money to help those dealing with autism. Registration kicks off with an open house and meal at Cajun H-D, I-10 Exit 97 in Scott 6pm to 8pm. Includes arrival party in Galveston, TX with meal, ride token, T-shirt, auction, 50-50 split and prizes for the best 3 hands. www. Mar 22: Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Tractor, Special Interest and Rat Rod Event, 3rd Annual at 2817 Hwy 87, Franklin. www.brittanysproject. org/


Mar 15: Mississippi Gulf Coast Blessing of the Bikes, 14th Annual at 1st United Methodist Church, Gautier. events/index.cfm?eventid=1937

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Apr 11-13: Barry's Outer Banks Bike Rally. All bikes and riders welcome. Barry's on Walnut Island, 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy. www. Apr 12: Navy Seals Tribute Ride, from Jager's Beach Bar & Grill, 1479 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA to Barry's on Walnut Island, 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy, NC. Breakfast at 9am, KSU at 10:30 am,

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May 9-18: Myrtle Beach Bike Week at Murrells Inlet. Bike week treasure hunt, coastal motorcycle tours, commemorative coin, wine festival, AMA racing, late model stock car racing, truck & vintage car racing, wheels of destruction, bike nights,

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Mar 21-22: Ride for Autism.An overnight motorcycle poker run that strives to increase public awareness about the mysterious affliction and raise money to help those dealing with autism. Registration kicks off with an open house and meal at Cajun H-D, I-10 Exit 97 in Scott 6pm to 8pm. Includes arrival party in Galveston, TX with meal, ride token, T-shirt, auction, 50-50 split and prizes for the best 3 hands. www. Apr 27: Ride For Kids at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble. Registration 8-9:30 am.


Apr 5: Spring Thaw 2014 hosted by GWRRA Chapter C, Charles E. Brown Park, Lackey. www.gwrravac. com/rides-and-events.html Apr 11-13: Blue Ridge Bike Fest at Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke. Apr 12: Navy Seals Tribute Ride, from Jager's Beach Bar & Grill, 1479 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA to Barry's on Walnut Island, 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy, NC.

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Mar 13: Ladies Ride-In Bike Show benefiting Champions for a Cause at The Pavilion located at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona, Ormond Beach. Registration at 10-12 pm, Awards at 3pm. Chair massages, bike painters, food vendors, motorcycle accessories, prizes & giveaways. FMI Kristin@Southernbiker. us Visit to pre-register. Apr 27: 7th Annual Spring Ride for the troops sponsored by the Patriot Riders, Bentley's Saloon, 1601 Portland Road, Arundel, ME


Mar 1: Phoenix Rising at Bunganut Pig, Murfreesboro, TN, 9pm Mar 2: Howe Jellis at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN. Mar 6: Melanie & Friends at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN. Mar 7: Jason & Lonnie at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 7: 4 On The Floor at Shooter's Bar & Grill, Hermitage, TN

Mar 21: Phoenix Rising at Georgia's Bar & Grill, Smyrna, TN, 9pm

Mar 8: Davis Mitchell at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 22: SHAG PARTY at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 9: Tall Paul at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 22: Phoenix Rising at Classic Custom Cycles Wounded Warrior Benefit, Murfreesboro, TN, 4pm

Mar 13: Melanie & Friends at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN. Mar 14: South of Broad at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN. Mar 14: Sinister Band at Shooter's Bar & Grill, Hermitage, TN Mar 15: MelaGrass at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 23: Jason Ellis at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN. Mar 27: Fairview Union at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN. Mar 28: Live Music at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 16: Howe Jellis at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 28: Justice Colt Band at Shooter's Bar & Grill, Hermitage, TN

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Mar 29: South of Broad at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

Mar 21: Live Music at Pavilion 117, Knoxville, TN.

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Mar 21: Cheap Thrill & Who Shot Jr at Shooter's Bar & Grill, Hermitage, TN. $5 cover

Mar 30: Phoenix Rising at Bikini Beach Bar, Nashville, TN 2pm.

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, Clarksville, TN Occupation: Bank Manager/Lender at Heritage Bank Bike Info: 1999 HD FXD Super Glide (Lobo) - Mods: High Compression 95” Big Bore, SE 204 Cams, Thunderslide carb kit, SE Intake, HyperCharger,Vance & Hines Short Shot exhaust, Alto Carbonite clutch, HD Thunderstar Wheels, SE GT-502 Dunlops, Corbin Hollywood Solo seat, billet grips, pullback fat T-Bars. Hobbies: Riding with Ron and friends, photography, painting, community involvement, ROAD TRIPS!!!!

Ron Turransky

, Clarksville, TN Occupation: Software Technical Writer at ForceX, Inc. Bike Info: 2003 FLHTP 100th Anniversary Police Electra Glide (GiGi) - Mods: 100” S&S Sidewinder Big Bore, S&S 585G Cams, Dobeck Fuel Controller, HyperCharger Pro-R, Freedom Performance True Dual stepped exhaust, Alto Carbonite Clutch, Barnett Pressure Plate conversion, 18”/16” Street Glide wheels. Kenwood head unit, Sony Speakers. Hobbies: Riding with Tania and friends, drag racing, building hot rods, tinkering, horseshoes, cornhole grilling out and back yard parties, ROAD TRIPS!!!

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fter a crazy winter filled with rain, sleet, snow, ice and even earthquakes, it looks like we’ve finally turned the corner, the calendar has flipped to March, and that means riding season. Time to hit the road. Before jumping on the bike for destinations George Stein known, and my personal favorite, unknown, it’s best to take a few minutes to make sure you and your bike are prepared for all those exciting miles to come. Motorcycle safety, and protecting you and your passengers should start before you take your first ride of the season. Here are just a few tips before you start the season: Brian Caron Take the time for a good, slow inspection of your bike starting with the tires. This is especially important after your bike has been sitting through a cold winter. You’ll want to make sure the tire pressure is at the recommended level, that there aren’t objects stuck in the tread or visible cracks. Make sure your tires also aren’t showing signs of excess wear. Marcos Garza Check all of the fluid levels making sure to replace or top off those that need it. Visually check for leaks, especially if you have levels that are low for no reason. That may very well indicate a leak. Maintaining the engine oil is one of the easiest ways to prevent major engine repairs, and as you know, repairs mean money out of your pocket and time off the bike. Lights on a bike are so important, not only because it’s the law, but because it helps others to see you. Walk around the bike making sure the headlights, high and low beams, turn signals and brake lights are all working well and securely attached. Make sure to check all reflectors as well for cracks. Next, check over the mechanics of your bike. Look over the brake and clutch cables for any sign of wear or fraying. If necessary, check your bike’s maintenance book to learn how to detach the cables from their housings and apply lubricant. Check the brakes themselves as well making sure to replace the pads if they are worn. Inspect the belt or chain, spark plugs, battery, suspension and chassis. Check the exhaust and any air intakes for animals or nests that may have made themselves at home during the winter. Last but certainly not least, check your documents. Make sure your registration is up to date and your tags are good to go. Also, double check your insurance. Make sure it is didn’t lapse over the winter. This will keep you out of trouble with law enforcement, but more importantly, it will be there in case you need it. After checking it, if you have any questions about your coverage or what something means, give us a call. Steelhorse Law wishes all of you a safe and enjoyable riding season. Please come by and say hi the next time you see us at an event. March, 2014

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