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The Flying Merkel

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FLASHBACK – THE FLYING MERKEL

This year I plan on writing at least 4 column’s titled “FLASHBACK” each one featuring a different Vintage motorcycle, starting today with the “Flying Merkel.” His name was Joseph Merkel, he staring building motorcycles in 1903 in Milwaukee not very far from Harley and the Davidson brothers at exactly the same time. (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia 1-2017

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A TIMELINE OF LESSER KNOWN HARLEY-DAVIDSON HISTORY

“PART 3 of 3”

Most of you are familiar with the Harley-Davidson story, a timeline that dates back over 113 years.

This is Part 3 of a compilation of interesting lesser known facts that were pivotal to the Harley-Davidson story. (See the November and December issues of Full Throttle Magazine for Parts 1 and 2) (Continue Reading)

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Part 2 of 3 HD History

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BoA TIMELINE OF LESSER KNOWN HARLEY-DAVIDSON HISTORY

“PART 2 of 3”

Most of you are familiar with the Harley-Davidson story, a timeline that dates back over 113 years.

This is Part 2 of a compilation of interesting lesser known facts that were pivotal to the Harley-Davidson story. (See November’s issue of Full Throttle Magazine for Part 1) (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia Nov 2016

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A TIMELINE OF LESSER KNOWN HARLEY-DAVIDSON HISTORY

“PART 1 of 3”

Most of you are familiar with the Harley-Davidson story, a timeline that dates back over 113 years.

This is a compilation of some interesting lesser known facts that were pivotal to the Harley-Davidson story. (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia Oct. 2016

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BoTHE AMAZING STORY OF CORPORAL ROY HOLTZ and his HARLEY-DAVIDSON

On November 12, 1918, the day after the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, Corporal Roy Holtz, a dispatch messenger, rode into history when he became the first American to enter Germany and he did it riding his army issue Harley-Davidson. But it almost didn’t happen. Four days before Holtz was stationed in Belgium. (Continue Reading)

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The Milwaukee Eight

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The milwaukee 8Milwaukee Eight “BIG MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY NEWS”

BREAKING NEWS:

Harley-Davidson is about To Introduce the New 2017 Touring Model Lineup with an All-New Engine.  “The Milwaukee Eight.” It will be a 107” (1753cc) with 4 valves per cylinder. A lot of speculation is going on about other features. It will be the 8th generation of Harley engines and will replace the 17 years old Twin Cam, first on 2017 Touring models. Harley will introduce it as the company’s most powerful, most responsive, most comfortable and most advanced ever. (Continue Reading)

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Remembering Indian Larry

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Remembering Indian Larry

(April 28 1949 – August 30 2004)

Indian Larry Full Throttle Magazine NYIt’s been twelve years since Indian Larry has left us. The impact that his talent for building and designing motorcycles has made in the industry is timeless. Indian Larry’s legacy in the Custom Culture world will and has influenced so many, just take a look around you, todays motorcycle building styles have proven that.

Indian Larry considered himself a “lone wolf”, and was not a member of a motorcycle club. Larry loved being on the road on his bike and living the biker lifestyle. (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia – July 2016

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BoThe Family’s Attic Is Full of Motorcycles

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — When it comes to assessing the motivations of a motorcycle collector, it is never clear exactly where to draw the line between a hobby and an obsession, but it seems quite likely that Gerald A. Doering has crossed it. (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia June 2016

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BoCan INDIAN really compete against HARLEY?

In the decades following Indian Motorcycles bankruptcy in 1953, several companies tried unsuccessfully to revive the brand, the largest competition for Harley of its time.
Now; however, Indian has the financial muscle to make it happen. Polaris, the maker of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and Victory motorcycles purchased Indian in 2011 and is moving to bring it back to prominence.
Standing in the way, of course, is Harley-Davidson, a longtime Indian rival back in the day that has amassed 57% share of the heavyweight cruiser market today. (Continue Reading)

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Fact’s and Trivia May 2016

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Bo“THE SMART WINDSHIELD” AN INTERESTING IDEA…OR NOT!

Advancements in Technology are inevitable, practicality is another issue. Do we make it because we need it, or do we make it because we can? For example, in 1978 we were introduced to electronic ignition that replaced our points, obviously it was a good idea, but at first we were opposed to it because if electronic ignition failed while you were on the road you were FU#*ED, whereas points could be changed out roadside. (Continue Reading)

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THE HOLY GRAIL

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The 1929 Harley JDH Racer
PART 3 of 3

During the last two months I have been telling you about the amazing vintage motorcycle that I witnessed during the BONHAM VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE AUCTION at the Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas. We talked about Steve Mc Queen’s Triumph Desert Sled, A 1929 Crocker and an amazing 1951 “one of a kind” red Vincent that sold at auction for an amazing $435.000.00.
For this last installment of “The Holy Grail” I would like to tell you about the 1929 Harley-Davidson JDH Racer. When I first saw this motorcycle on the auction block up close and personal, I was immediately struck by its simplistic beauty and historic value. This era Harley is like the missing link between old and new styling. (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia March 2016

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“THE HOLY GRAIL”
PART 2

Last month I promised you that I would write about some of the other motorcycles that I saw during the Bonham Vintage Motorcycle Auction while I was in Las Vegas. (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia Feb 2016

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BoI HAVE BEEN IN THE PRESENCE OF“THE HOLY GRAIL”

In one day I have seen more vintage motorcycles than I have seen in my entire life. It happened in Vegas this past New Year’s. I spend early January riding with my brother-in-law, David, in the Nevada desert after an epic New Year’s Eve party at Danny Koker’s bar “Vamp’d.” (Continue Reading)

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Facts and Trivia Jan 2016

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BoA Little Gas Station Trivia

Today the demand for gasoline is so high that filling station owners sit behind a glass window all day, talk on their cell phones and sell lottery tickets while the customer does all the work. As a matter of fact many filling stations have become mini-marts and selling gas has almost become an afterthought. (Continue Reading)

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Liquid Cooled HD

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LIQUID COOLED HARLEY-DAVIDSON
It has been 2 years since Harley-Davidson announced that several bikes in their 2014 lineup will feature liquid-cooled cylinder heads for the first time in their 111 years history. But what does liquid cooling really mean for the rider and for the Motor Company? (Continue Reading)

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Another Bagger Builder

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BoANOTHER BAGGER BUILDER
WITH A VERY STRANGE SPECIAL ADDITION MOTORCYCLE

In Prince Edward Island, a province of Canada, a new custom shop is born, “Havoc Motorcycles.”
They are launching their lineup with a flagship motorcycle, the Special Edition Mike Tyson Bagger.
No, it’s not a misprint, I said the Special Edition Mike Tyson Bagger. It features a 124” S&S engine, a 6-speed Baker transmission, a 23” front wheel and Mike Tyson’s tattoo incorporated into an airbrushed paint scheme, with matching machined wheels and accessories. (Continue Reading)

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Bo’s Facts and Trivia Oct 2015

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BoJUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL

OK it’s October, I could write a column about winter riding gear. HEY, it’s cold outside so put a jacket on! But most of you have figured that out by now. (Continue Reading)

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Bo’s Facts and Trivia September 2015

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YOU KNOW YOU’RE A BIKER IF:

Your wife has ever asked you to move your bike so she could see the TV better.
You wave at passing bikers even when you’re in your car.
When you plan a vacation, you set up time to visit the bike shops first.
Your bird can repeat “This is the Police”, with uncanny accuracy.
Your best friends are named after reptiles. (Continue Reading)

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Remembering Indian Larry

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(April 28 1949 – August 30 2004)larry1 (Continue Reading)

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LOOK TWICE, SAVE A BIKER

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biker mirrorATTENTION DRIVERS

(LOOK TWICE, SAVE A BIKER)

If you operate an automobile, please read on and hopefully it will help you avoid the phrase “BUT I DIDN’T SEE THE MOTORCYCLE.” (Continue Reading)

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