Body and Machine

Overland Van Build

Sara Liberte will be documenting the build of an overland van, this van will used for travel, camping, and a home base for photo and video shooting out in some remote area’s.  If you have ever wanted to do some overland travel, spend some time living out of your vehicle on the road, you should find this journey interesting. Lots of research will be put into this build to make this 2017 GMC van sufficient for staying out on the road. We will be following along on her journey, so check back often for more updates to the project.

KURYAKYN ORBIT VISION & PRISM 7″ L.E.D. HEADLAMPS

The new Orbit Vision and Orbit Prism 7″ L.E.D. Headlamps from Kuryakyn® utilize the latest in advanced L.E.D. technology to deliver a one-two punch of function and style. Available in two ultra high-performance packages, Orbit headlamps are DOT-approved and feature a color temperature of 6,000K for intense, uniform light output with extremely low current draw.

Both integrate an outer L.E.D. halo ring that provides additional visibility and “wow factor.” The Orbit Vision emits a full-time bright white halo, while the Orbit Prism includes a Bluetooth controller that syncs with a spectrum-based app to create infinite custom halo colors. The Orbit Prism’s downloadable app is compatible with most iOS or Android mobile devices for quick, easy operation. Users can create multiple displays and custom color cycles, including pulse modes that sync with songs through the device’s media player and microphone. The app also connects with device cameras for easy photo-color referencing and display. Check them out online at kuryakyn.com

THE KURYAKYN RIOT COLLECTION

We caught a glimpse of these new foot pegs from Kuryakyn and thought we would share them with you all. The Riot collection features authentic motocross styling for steadfast stability, traction, and control to run wild on or off-road. We have to admit, off road has been more of an interest for us lately.

The traditional MX-styled designs deliver the essential support aggressive riders need to rip up the streets, tracks or trails. Constructed from durable single aluminum castings with a serrated-tooth top surface for surefooted grip and rugged style, with specially coated bead-blasted satin silver or satin black textured finishes that are extremely resilient.

Riot Footpegs and Mini Boards accept model-specific splined adapters (sold separately) for precise angle adjustment on Harley-Davidson®, Indian®, Victory® and a wide range of metric models. The Mini boards also offer forward, center or rear positioning of the adapters for ideal placement. Riot Shift Pegs are available in two applications as a direct replacement for all H-D shift levers, the shift peg on Indian big twins, as well as the shift and brake peg locations on Indian Scouts and select Victory models including the Octane.

Coming soon to the Riot collection are direct-replacement H-D driver floorboards, as well as grips for dual-cable or fly-by-wire H-D models, plus universal 7/8″ and 1″ handlebars for Indian Scouts, Victory Octanes, select metric models and Can-Am Spyders.
Check them out online here Kuryakyn.com

Super Touring Comfort for Freewheeler

Thrilled with your Freewheeler but just need to sit back further?  Want a slightly wider seating area?  By popular demand, Mustang has now added their “Super” Touring style to their line of seats for these 2015-17 H-D models.

The 19″ wide driver seat on the Super Touring provides truly maximum seating radius plus sits the rider about 2″ further back compared to Mustang’s Standard Touring seat for the Freewheeler.  The passenger will enjoy a slightly bucketed and very ample 14″ wide seating area.

These Super Touring seats complete Mustang’s range of options for the Freewheeler, which include a Standard Touring seat plus a Forward Touring design which moves the driver 2″ forward for easier steering control.  All three options feature detailed, automotive-inspired stitching, a front bucket drain hole and a built-in driver backrest receiver.  Add an optional, fully adjustable driver backrest to any style for all day back support.

As with all Mustang seats, the marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, proprietary comfort foam and individually sewn covers are proudly handcrafted and assembled in their historic New England facility (tours by appointment).  For more information, MustangSeats.com or call Mustang at 800-243-1392

 

Klock Werks BRIAN THE BOBBLEHEAD Contest!

BRIAN THE BOBBLEHEAD wants to see the world, and we need YOU to make that happen. Want to be a part of the #BTBKrew? It’s simple – and we won’t ask much – just welcome our little bobblehead into your life, show him a good time, and you could win some awesome prizes while you’re at it.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME??
• You’ll be the proud owner of one of the last Limited Edition Brian the Bobblehead figures.
• Win prizes!! … lots and lots of prizes!!
• Discount codes & Klock merch
• Chances to win even more prizes from our sponsors: KICKER, Jack Daniels, Biltwell, & Cardo.
• Become an official #BTBKrew member
• Have we mentioned that there will be prizes?

check out KlockWerks.com for more info

Kuryakyn Announces Sprint Signature Series Build Battle

Kuryakyn dealers armed with the new Sprint Signature Series by John Shope are battling it out to see who can build the “baddest” Indian® Scout. Five dealerships were enlisted to showcase their creativity in a friendly war of the wrenches, demonstrating the versatility of the Sprint Signature Series and its ability to transform Scout and Scout Sixty platforms.

The contestants are only limited by their own imagination. There are no rules regarding theme, total cost or design style. The lone requirement is that each build entry must utilize the entire Kuryakyn Sprint Signature Series by John Shope, including the Sprint Front Fender, Café Fairing, Chin Spoiler and various Sprint frame/body accents. Each participating dealer was also supplied with Crusher® Maverick Slip-Ons for use on their build.
Online public voting open now and running through Friday, February 10 will decide the winning Scout. The winning dealership will be announced on Tuesday, February 14. Fans can vote for their favorite build and learn more about the inspiration behind each design at www.kuryakyn.com/sprint-battle.
The five dealerships participating in the Sprint Signature Series Build Battle are:
•Bison Thunder Motorcycle (St. Michael, Minn.)
•Coastal Indian Victory Motorcycles (Murrells Inlet, S.C.)
•Lynnwood Motoplex (Lynnwood, Wash.)
•Rollin’ Fast Cycle Sports (East Lebanon, N.J.)
•Tytlers Cycle (De Pere, Wis.)
The Sprint collection by John Shope is the first release in the Kuryakyn Signature Series, which showcases skillfully crafted designs from top custom bike builders. The Sprint Signature Series is produced exclusively by Kuryakyn and available through its worldwide dealer and distributor network. Endless customizing options, quality construction, and easy installation with precise fitment make the Sprint collection a must-have for any custom Scout project.
Vote for your favorite build now at Kuryakyn.com 

LOWER TRIPLE TREE WIND DEFLECTORS FOR INDIAN

They might not be the sexiest upgrade, but the new Kuryakyn® Lower Triple Tree Wind Deflectors are certainly effective when it comes to improving rider comfort in the cockpit.

Now available for select Indian® and Victory® models, Lower Triple Tree Wind Deflectors redirect wind and water passing through the fork legs downward to reduce noise levels, moisture and turbulent upward airflow between the tank and fairing. The durable stamped steel deflectors mount discreetly to the lower tree beneath the fairing for a clean look that’s hardly noticeable.

There’s a reason why these are a hit with the Harley-Davidson® crowd and continue to be a top seller for Kuryakyn since their introduction in 2009—because they flat-out work. Take a look at them here;

www.kuryakyn.com/products/5227/lower-triple-tree-wind-deflector

Get Low and Back with Mustang’s Super Tripper

Are you, or someone you know needing a little extra room to stretch out on your ride?
Feeling a bit cramped?  Looking for a lean seat but need more room when you ride?  Sit lower and further back with Mustang’s new Super TripperTM seat for 2008-17 FL models.

The 13.5″ wide driver seat provides maximum seating radius plus sits the rider slightly lower and 1″ further back compared to Mustang’s top selling DayTripperTM seats.  The passenger seating area is 10″ wide.

Choose from two different cover patterns to reflect your personal style:  the Super TripperTM “Classic” with traditional black stitch lines

or the Super TripperTM “Carbon Fiber” that features a carbon fiber vinyl center panel with detailed gun metal stitching.

As with all Mustang seats, the marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, proprietary comfort foam and individually sewn covers are proudly handcrafted and assembled in their New England facility (tours are available by appointment).  For more information, visit www.MustangSeats.com

Super TripperTM Classic seat for 2008-17 Fl models:  #75201   MSRP $399
Super TripperTM Carbon seat for 2008-17 Fl models: #75202 MSRP $419

What it’s like to be an Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner!

We catch up with our 2016 Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner Leah Misch to find out how she is enjoying all her new gear. She has been fortunate to receive some help from some of our sponsors with the install of her new parts, and even got help from the La Crosse, WI camera club to take some photo’s. We love nothing more than being able to help riders stay safe on the road with new gear for them AND their Motorcycle!

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GG- How did you hear about the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover?
LM-I saw an add for the contest as I flipped through American Iron Magazine dreaming about buying a new pair of riding boots after literally wearing a hole through my 6 year old riding boots.

GG- What promoted you to enter the Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest?
LM- I tore out the page from the magazine add and thought about entering the contest for almost a month before finally deciding to sit down and write the essay.  I’ve always struggled with writing and hesitated entering the contest since I thought I wouldn’t likely win.  But as I trained for my first Half Ironman I thought back to the days when I contemplated if I could run a 5k.  The beginning steps in anything is to ‘try’.  Even if I didn’t win the contest, it would get me to take the first steps in writing a book many people have told me I need to do.
 
GG- Now that you have won, what do you think of the prizes?
LM- AWESOME; I LOVE EVERYTHING!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING I WON ALL THESE AMAZING PRIZES!!! I LOVE SCOUTS NEW SPORTY EDGE!!!  Ill totally put everything to good use in finishing my 50 state goal
 
GG- If you could encourage others who are down on their luck for any obstacle in life, how would you encourage them? What would you say?
  LM- “Take the first step in faith, you may not see the whole staircase; but just take the first step”- “Life begins outside of your comfort zone”.
Life’s like a bike; to keep balanced you must keep going’- Einstein         
  These quotes were some of my most life changing quotes as I took many first steps in life when I wanted to give up…. instead I keep going as I continue to live towards my bucket list goals I set for myself after leaving an abusive relationship I was lucky to survive. Ex… Running my fist 5k after overcoming morbid obesity. Taking my first steps after breaking my back to later finishing marathons.  Flying into hurricanes to help victims of disaster during crisis situations. Learning to first ride a motorcycle and years later traveling across the country on a motorcycle, solo.

GG- Any advice for others thinking about entering the Ultimate Biker Makeover contest in 2017?
LM- “You Go Girl” is a motto I share with others to overcome adversity, break through barriers, and achieve the goals you set for yourself. 
 Remember, the only limits are those you set for yourself.  Take the first step and just try; you may not see what’s at the top of the staircase, but just take the first step to try something new because life begins outside of your comfort zone.
 
GG- Any special words you want to send to all the sponsors who help make this happen?
LM- Thank you for sponsoring a contest which encouraged me to not only keep riding safely; but to learn how to work on my bike myself. I added a set of tools to my Christmas List and hope to continue exploring motorcycle maintenance and the DIY work on Scout!  Thanks Garage Girls and all the awesome sponsors! 
   Special thanks to Sara Liberte for starting a contest that literally changed my life.  I’m excited to ride fashionable and safe as I continue my 50 state goal
   P.S. my 50 state goal first started when I put on my list “to see the Statue of Liberty”.  I got in my car and drove by myself from Minnesota to New York to see the Statue of Liberty.  The statue represents a woman escaping the chains of tyranny, which lie at her feet as she holds the flaming torch of liberty in her right hand)- You Go Girl!  Thank you Sara ‘Liberte!!!’
   After doing a solo trip in my car to the east coast to see the Statue of Liberty; I gained the confidence and love for traveling.  That is when I added to the bucket list ‘watch the sun rise or set in all 50 states by age 30’…  Alaska is my last state, which I’m now hoping to finish my 50 state goal and take Scout with me safely in style  You Go Girl!!

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Thank you to Our AMAZING sponsors who help make this happen for very deserving people!

Avon Tyres, S&S Cycle, Mustang Seats, Vance & Hines, Spectro Oil, Hijinx Apparel, Harley-Davidson Footwear, Klock Werks, J&P Cycles, and Baker Drivetrain.
 

A blessing riding motorcycles

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I knew the minute I met this lady that she was unique, special and meant to cross paths with me. We were riding motorcycles cross country. She was excited to ride her scooter up Pikes Peak. She had an unfortunate run in with another motorist on the way up. Robert Pandya and I were right there behind her and were able to help her out after she went down, thanks to My Medic!! Her main concern was getting her “snow girl” to the top of pikes peak for a photo. I was happy to make that happen for her. She thanked me with a ride bell. I know that ride bell kept us safe on the rest of our over 7500 mile journey. Thank you Madella, your friendship is a blessing. I love the friendships you make while riding motorcycles.

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