Archive for the ‘Motorcycle Events’ Category

Clymer and Haynes at the AIMExpo in Las Vegas – Oct 11-14, 2018

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As the people who make the manuals at Haynes (our parent company) and Clymer we are naturally enthusiastic about powersports, so we love to get out and talk to other gearheads; the folks who buy our products. In October, during the the premier West Coast motorcycle rally, Las Vegas BikeFest, the American International Motorcycle Expo is taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from the 11th to the 14th, and we are excited to be there.

AIMExpo, as it is often called, is the biggest powersports industry get together in the USA, featuring the newest product from manufacturers of cruisers, scooters, sport bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs, accessories, gear and more.… Read the rest

Born Free 10 Sails Into Oak Canyon Ranch – Silverado, CA 6/23-24/2018

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Surprisingly, one of the biggest and best annual motorcycle shows, Born Free, is only hitting its tenth anniversary this year. Taking place in the mountains of Orange County, CA, at a cross between a kids summer camp and a KOA, there is plenty of room for people and motorcycles, and few neighbors to upset with your loud pipes.

That is just one part of one of the bike parking lots and at the end of the day when many people had already left! Without a drone, it is impossible to get a real picture of just how many bikes were there.… Read the rest

Motorcycle Rallies – Fall 2015

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Fall motorcycle rallies offer cooler temperatures, brilliant fall colors, and possibly most important; the kids away in school. If you are planning a road trip this fall, or just need somewhere to go, look into these unique fall motorcycle rallies.

Harley Day & Summer Festival, August 30, 2015

Although this is mainly an HD-related event, it’s too sweet not to include. Hit E-town’s famous Raceway Park for an event unlike anything you’ve seen before. Yes, there’s a bike show, but this celebration of speed lets you drag race you own Harley. Top Fuel bikes will be running too, and there’s everything from a swap meet to a tattoo contest.… Read the rest

Sturgis 75 Preview

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You already know the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the undisputed heavyweight champion of motorcycle rallies, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. What you may not know is that 2015 marks the 75th rally — and it’s promising to be one of the biggest and best ever. To see why you need to attend, just take a look at some of the planned events.

Drag Racing School, Saturday, August 1st

Sure, the rally doesn’t officially begin until August third, but head out early and learn to drag race from the pros just outside of town at Sturgis Dragway.

Moto-X, Sunday, August 2nd

The original Sturgis motorcycle club, Jackpine Gypsies, are featuring a Moto-X race on their club grounds.… Read the rest

L.J. Bergman’s 1971 Kawasaki S1 Mach I Cafe Racer – 2013 HoAME Best Cafe Winner

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Clymer Manuals got an up-close look at L.J. Bergman’s 1971 Kawasaki S1 Mach I,  named Best Cafe by Cafe Racer Inc, at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Vintage Motorcycle Show in Kansas City, MO.

The S1 was the smallest of the Kawasaki triples, with a 250cc 3-cylinder two-stroke motor that made 32hp in stock configuration. With the pod filters, custom bent expansion chambers, and special tuning you can be this one makes a lot more these days. Weight is down from stock too, with all the extraneous parts tossed in the scrap pile, but the awesome factory sideways combined speedo, tach, odometer still tucked into the headlight shell.… Read the rest