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The Easy Rider Bikes are in the Easyriders Garage!

By | Events

The Easy Rider Bikes are in the Easyriders Garage!

Many years ago Mil Blair and Easy Winiskary of Jammer Cycles built replicas of the iconic Captain America and Billy bikes for the Easyriders Rodeos. Ridden hard and put away wet for decades, the bike began to show their age, until they became display bikes instead of leading the pack into the arena. We knew that this is something that needed to be remedied as soon as possible. 

Enter Rob Schwellinger and the Easyriders Garage. Rob is currently hard at work mechanically restoring these iconic rides, and it is all happening at the Easyriders Bikes shows, now traveling to Austin, Texas, January 19, and later the Grand National Bike Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, January 26-27. For more information go to www.easyridersevents.com.

Riding A Motorcycle Improved Metrics Of Focus And Decreased Stress Biomarkers, According To A New Neurobiological Study

By | General News

Riding A Motorcycle Improved Metrics Of Focus And Decreased Stress Biomarkers, According To A New Neurobiological Study

Motorcycling Decreased Stress-Measures, Similar to Light Exercise

Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by a team of three researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior yielded pioneering scientific evidence revealing the potential mental and physical benefits of riding. Funded by Harley-Davidson, the study found that motorcycling increased metrics of focus and attention, and decreased relative levels of cortisol, a hormonal marker of stress.

Researchers recorded participants’ brain activity and hormone levels before, during, and after motorcycling, driving a car, and resting. While riding a motorcycle, participants experienced increased sensory focus and resilience to distraction. Riding also produced an increase in adrenaline levels and heart rate, as well as a decrease in cortisol metrics – results often associated with light exercise and stress-reduction.

“Stress levels, especially among young adults, continue to rise, and people are exploring pathways to better their mental and physical health. Until recently, the technology to rigorously measure the impact of activities like motorcycling on the brain didn’t exist,” said Dr. Don Vaughn, the neuroscientist who led the research team. “The brain is an amazingly complex organ and it’s fascinating to rigorously investigate the physical and mental effects riders report.”

Results Highlights:

  • Riding a motorcycle decreased hormonal biomarkers of stress by 28%
  • On average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants’ heart rates by 11 percent and adrenaline levels by 27 percent—similar to light exercise
  • Sensory focus was enhanced while riding a motorcycle versus driving a car, an effect also observed in experienced meditators vs non-meditators
  • Changes in study participants’ brain activity while riding suggested an increase in alertness similar to drinking a cup of coffee

“While scientists have long-studied the relationship of brain and hormone responses to attention and stress, doing so in real-life conditions such as these is rare,” explained UCLA Professor and senior team member, Dr. Mark Cohen. “No lab experiment can duplicate the feelings that a motorcyclist would have on the open road.”

“The differences in participants’ neurological and physiological responses between riding and other measured activities were quite pronounced,” continued Dr. Vaughn. “This could be significant for mitigating everyday stresses.”

Research Overview
The research team monitored participants’ electrical brain activity and heart rate, as well as levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol. To be presented later this year, the Harley-Davidson funded study, entitled “The mental and physical effects of riding a motorcycle” measured the biological and physiological responses of more than 50 experienced motorcyclists, using mobile EEG technology.

“We’re leveraging the latest technologies as we shift our focus from exclusively motorcycles to growing ridership, so it only made sense to tap technology to explore the impact of riding itself,” said Heather Malenshek, Harley-Davidson’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Brand. “The research findings Dr. Vaughn and his team identified helps explain what our riders have felt for the past 116 years – there’s a vitality and heightened sensory experience that comes from the freedom of riding a motorcycle. We hope their findings inspire the next generation of riders to experience these benefits along with us.”

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution: Learning to Ride
For those who wish to experience the heightened sensory experience of riding first-hand, H-D Riding Academy will introduce you to motorcycle riding and build your skills in just a few days, regardless of experience level. Offered at select Harley-Davidson dealers, H-D Riding Academy provides expert guidance from Harley-Davidson certified coaches. In the classroom, you get to know basic motorcycle functions and learn the basics of rider safety skills. On the practice range, you build skills and confidence, learning everything from braking, turning and skilled maneuvers. Best of all, you will be connected to a growing community of new riders. To find available courses near you, contact your local dealer or search for classes at www.h-d.com.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles, riding experiences and events and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides wholesale and retail financing, insurance, extended service and other protection plans and credit card programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and riders in the U.S., Canada and other select international markets. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

Study Disclaimer
Study of healthy, experienced adults, riding their own motorcycles on a designated 22-minute route, under normal conditions. Provided for informational purposes only. Sponsor makes no guarantee that you will experience similar results; actual effects will vary based on equipment, driving conditions and age/health/experience of rider. See research summary here. Views expressed and conclusions reached are solely those of the author, Dr. Don Vaughn, in his personal capacity, and do not necessarily represent the views of UCLA.  Sponsor: Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Copyright 2019, all rights reserved.  Please contact Sponsor for permission to use or republish any study data. Read More

Raked Over?

By | New Product News

Raked Over?

The latest from Headwinds as we enter our 27th year in the industry!

Press Release: Raked your front end or installed a big front wheel and now your headlight lights up the sky? Headwinds the leader in custom headlights, introduces their 18° Raked Bradley Nacelle Bezel, for Harley-Davidson FLH and most after-market nacelles. Also available in 6º, 8º, 10°, 12° or 14º angles, this bezel with built-in rake keeps your light properly level with the road where you need it most. Hardware supplied, does not include nacelle. Available in a variety of finishes, see their website. Made in the USA. Headwinds 626-359-8044 or headwinds@headwinds.com. www.headwinds.com. 

Turn Signal Eliminator Kit for H-D Touring 

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Turn Signal Eliminator Kit for H-D Touring 

Clean up your rear fender with our Turn Signal Eliminator Kit for H-D Touring models. This direct bolt on application replaces your OEM stock turn signal bar, offering a sleeker, more custom look. Made from light-weight aluminum, the radius license plate mount eliminates the stock rear turn signals completely and is offered in a Chrome or Gloss Black finish. Included in the kit is our Illuminated Radius License Plate Frame (DRAG PN: 2030-0630, 2030-0631) which provides license plate illumination with 6 built-in white LEDs and a simple two wire hook up, backed by the Custom Dynamics Lifetime LED Warranty! Matching Chrome or Gloss Black mounting hardware is included for a seamless installation. 

The Turn Signal Eliminator Kit is currently available for 2009-2019 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Street Glide, Road Glide, and Road King Models with 180mm Rear Tire. 

$ 129.95

For more information call Custom Dynamics toll free at 1-800-382-1388, visit www.customdynamics.com, or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

C&S Custom High Performance Hoglite Swingarm

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C&S Custom Releases a High Performance Hoglite Swingarm

Light Weight Swingarm Enhances Bagger Performance

Press Release: C&S Custom announced today they are shipping their high performance Hoglite Swingarm for late model 2009 – 2019 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles.

The high-tech, aerospace-quality Hoglite swingarm is designed to boost the performance of the Harley-Davidson touring models. The engineering enhancements manufactured into the swingarm include lightweight, extruded 6061-T6 aircraft-quality aluminum construction along with a lightened hollow-tube axle. This combination delivers a 50% reduction in weight.

“Our Hoglite arms provide significant weight reduction, and at the same time we’ve built them to handle high torque and horsepower, including turbos and super chargers,” explained Steve Garwood, General Manager.

Options include extended length swingarm, air tank, and Nos bottle bracket. Upgraded bearings and bushings are offered for maximum performance and extended life on all wearable parts. All Hoglite swingarms are direct stock replacement or custom built to a specific application.

The axle blocks are CNC machined from solid billet aluminum and allow for factory belt or chain adjustment. The axle blocks will accommodate 3/4″, 25mm, and 1″ axles, comes with a 2 hole axle adjustment, and provides 3 1/2″ long axle adjustment.

The shock tower placement on the Hoglight comes with a 2 hole shock height adjustment.

Hoglight coatings include thousands of powder coat colors, chrome, and contrast cuts.

C&S Custom utilizes proven technology to deliver a custom look at affordable prices. Pro-consumers who have mechanical ability should budget a weekend for the conversion.

About C & S Custom
Since 1999, C & S Custom has staked out a reputation for being innovators in the sportbike industry. From simple billet accessories to wide-tire kits to one-off custom built motorcycles, the firm delivers products that are on the leading edge of design. The quality of C & S Custom products and of its custom service always comes first. Visit the company online at www.candscustom.com/, as new and innovative products are continually profiled.

S&S Cycle – Updated Big Bore Kits for HD Sportster Models!

By | New Product News

S&S Cycle – Updated Big Bore Kits for HD Sportster Models!

Press Release: How could we improve a solid product line like Big Bore Kits for HD Sportster Models? Not an easy task, but the S&S development team isn’t afraid of the work and after taking a hard look at the entire line realized we needed to make it more affordable. We get it, the Sportster rider needs more price appropriate parts! Each kit is still the same high quality liner wrapped in cast aluminum and each includes high compression pistons, rings, clips and gaskets. Our Hooligan Kit still includes 482 cams, premium tappets and all of our XL kits are available in 1200cc or 1250cc.

Look for a $200+savings and kits are available for most 1986-2019 XL models. For more info and detailed specs, check out www.sscycle.com/big-bore-sportster/

Easyriders Bike Show Tour Presents First-Ever Show in Austin, Texas

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Easyriders Bike Show Tour Presents First-Ever Show in Austin, Texas

Paisano Publications and Easyriders Events is proud to announce that our 2019 Custom Bike Show Tour is coming to Austin, Texas with an all-new, never-before-seen custom motorcycle show! This two-wheeled extravaganza will take place on Saturday, January 19th at the Austin Convention Center.

See a showcase of hundreds of cool custom motorcycles, thrill to the NTC Drift Trikes and Deadbeat Stunt team as they execute feats of derring-do, and gasp at the sexy Purrfect Angelz dance, aerial and fire performances. Enjoy a wide range of motorcycle-related vendors including Prism Supply as well as tasty food and drink, and rock out to kickass live music. 

Meet TV’s Mike Ballard from Full Throttle Saloon, and watch as we breathe new life into the iconic Captain America chopper and Billy bike from the film Easy Rider in the all-new Easyriders Garage. All this and much more is roaring your away this January 19th at the first-ever Easyriders Austin Bike Show. Sponsored by Lucas Oil.

For more information, call 800-962-9857 or visit www.easyridersevents.com

Easyriders Bike Show Tour Comes to Sacramento, California

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Easyriders Bike Show Tour Returns to Sacramento, California with All-New Show

Paisano Publications and Easyriders Events is proud to present our 2019 Custom Bike Show in Sacramento, California, coming to the Sacramento Convention Center on Saturday, January 12th. This mind-blowing custom motorcycle extravaganza with showcase hundreds of works of motorized art, and event-goers will thrill to the wild antics of the NTC Drift Trikes and Deadbeat Stunt Division. Kick back with tasty food and beverage, check out motorcycle-related vendors including Prism Supply and rock out with live biker blues music from the Charlie Brechtel Band. Charlie is looking for talent for his upcoming biker movie Rough Boys and you can be part of a live “screen test” at the Easyriders Show!

All this plus, witness the awe and wonder of the sexy Purrfect Angelz dance, aerial and fire performances, and watch as we breathe new life into the iconic Captain America chopper and Billy bike from the film Easy Rider in the all-new Easyriders Garage. Want to get your bike featured in Easyriders magazine? Michael Lichter will be on hand to hand-pick motorcycles to shoot for bike features! All this and more is just a throttle twist away this January 12th at the Easyriders Sacramento Bike Show!

For more information, call 800-962-9857 or visit www.easyridersevents.com

Mustang Standard Touring Solo for Indian Scout Bobber

By | New Product News

Mustang Standard Touring Solo for Indian Scout Bobber

Modern Rider Comfort Meets Classic Old School Styling.

Press Release: The new Mustang Standard Touring Solo keeps the Indian Scout Bobber’s characteristic old school styling intact while delivering a significant upgrade in rider comfort and positioning.

The Standard Touring Solo positions riders at a similar reach to the controls compared to stock, with a deeply contoured bucket that offers excellent lower back support and keeps the rider from sliding back in the saddle. A generous 13” width offers riders an additional 2” over the stock solo seat for improved support in the hip areas. Riders also benefit from a narrower nose that relieves pressure on the inner thighs and provides easier ground reach.

The hand-stitched cover made from high-quality expanded vinyl is available in two colorways: smooth and textured black, or contrasting distressed brown and textured black. Both feature large diamond-stitched center panels with reinforced double stitching on the side and rear panels for increased durability.

Made in the U.S.A., all Mustang seats are handcrafted and shaped with a proprietary controlled-density polyurethane-based foam compound that requires no break-in period and retains its shape after years of use. The patented foam compound provides even weight distribution and support to eliminate pressure points or “hot spots”. A lightweight and durable marine-grade fiberglass seat pan delivers long-term stability, is finished with high-gloss gel coat and features strategically placed polyurethane bumpers to minimize vibration and prevent resting directly on the frame and rear fender.

Standard Touring Solo for ’18-’19 Indian Scout Bobber
• P/N 76842 – Black: $389.99
• P/N 76843 – Distressed Brown: $399.99

For more information, visit www.mustangseats.com.

4 Stage CNC Billet Catch Can for External Breather Systems

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4 Stage CNC Billet Catch Can for External Breather Systems

DK Custom Products 4 Stage Billet Catch Can for External Breather Systems are CNC-Machined Aluminum. The 4 Stage Internal Filtration System with a Vented Cap, keeps the oil in the Catch-Can until emptied. 1 1/2″ Diameter 2 5/8″ Tall. For use with 3/8″ ID hose. Made in the USA. Available in Aluminum or Powder Coat Black Finishes.

Perfect for DK Custom Products

Discrete & Premium Discrete

External Breather Systems

Made in The USA!

Features and Specs:

  • Black CNC-Machined Aluminum
  • Vented Cap
  • 4 Stage Internal Filtration System
  • 1 Extra O-Ring
  • 1 1/2″ Diameter 2 5/8″ Tall
  • Hose barb for 3/8″ ID hose (same as hose barbs on EBS)
  • Also available-Aluminum Finish HERE
  • Made in the USA!

Hundreds of hours of research and thousands of miles of riding have resulted in this 4 Stage Catch-Can that allows air to pass through but keeps the oil and water in the Catch-Can on typical Harley’s.

See the photo’s of the 8 different components that make up the 4 Stage System.  Even with the worst spitters most of the water and oil stays in the Catch-Can!

Designed for the hot, oily, watery, oxygen-depleted air to pass thru the tube, exiting near the bottom.

Most of the oil and water will drop into the low density foam.  The air, and some atomized water and oil hits the first separator, stopping some of the liquid, but allowing the air to continue on through the high density foam.  There are two more separators and two more pieces of high density foam that work at stopping the liquid, but let the air exit the vent holes in the cover.

Periodic emptying of the Catch-Can is easy.  Simply unscrew the can from the lid and dump it.

Cleaning of the foam and separators is not necessary, but easy to do if one wishes.

There is an extra O-Ring included, should the installed O-Ring get lost or damaged.

There is also a refresh kit with extra O-Rings and filtration system that is an option or can be purchased separately.

The EPA has required Harley to route hot, dirty, oily, oxygen depleted crankcase air back into the air cleaner compromising the performance & longevity of your engine. When using an External Breather System, your bike will run better and last longer.

This Catch Can is a nice option that will work with your Discrete or Premium Discrete Breather System.

Also available in Machine Cut Aluminum Finish that can be polished to a mirror finish, see at this LINK

Patent Pending

DK-4ST-CC-MCF $49.95

www.dkcustomproducts.com

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