Another successful tour!

Iron Horse Tours Wales

Iron Horses enhancing the views

Despite low cloud and a little drizzle, Iron Horse picked out the perfect route for these adventure riders.

Gentle green lanes, single track mountain passes, fish and chips at the beach and a fast sweeping (practically traffic free) run back to base was the perfect combination for these adventurous bikers.

The chaps were so pleased that they did not have to spend time stopping and looking at maps, or relying on sat nav, they just rode the best roads for over 6 hours.

They are keen to return and try out other routes, they just need to sweeten up their wives and get passes stamped. Come on lads flowers, wine and chocolates should do the trick 😉

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Honda Motorcycle Unleashing a Zoo on America!

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2019 Honda Monkey
Honda is setting to unleash the Monkey and Super Cub on America in 2019.* (see how I did that  LOL, I kill me sometimes)

These bikes are based on iconic motorcycles from Honda’s past like the Mini Trail (Z series) and Trail 90.  Both appear to be powered by the same 125cc engine.

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“Beginning with a Japanese amusement-park ride, Honda’s 58-year history with the “Monkey” has seen the Z series capture the hearts of generations the world over, offering enjoyable, accessible mobility through a likable design, tiny dimensions, and low weight.”

The monkey will be available in Banana Yellow and Peral Nebula Red.  The standard version will cost $3999 and with ABS $4199.

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“A social phenomenon, the Super Cub even inspired a Beach Boys song, its worldwide popularity carrying it to a production milestone of 100 million units in 2017, making it the highest-selling…

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How to Recycle or Dispose of Old Motorcycle Helmets? Guest Post by Sarah Kearns

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helmet-3216002_960_720Whether you’re just replacing one helmet due to age or degradation, or if you’ve found a stack of old helmets in your Dad’s garage, figuring out what to do with them after they’ve outlived their usefulness can be tricky. Motorcycle helmets can’t be resold or given away for future use as their safety can’t be guaranteed. So what can you do? Here are a few possibilities for dealing with old helmets.

Donate to Emergency Services

Perhaps the best way to dispose of an old motorcycle helmet is to find an emergency services department that might be interested in using intact helmets for training. They can use them to teach first responders how to safely remove a helmet from an accident victim who may be injured. Removing a helmet from a patient who might have a head, neck, or back injury can be difficult, as helmets are heavy and unwieldy. Emergency…

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Motorcycle TV: American Choppers is back!

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After being off the air for a few years the American Choppers motorcycle TV show is back on the air. Discovery Channel has brought the Teutul’s back for another run Monday’s at 10PM EST.

If you liked it in the past I think you will like it now. If you did not like it in the past, then I don’t think you will change your mind. This time around, in addition to the shop hijinks, there is a focus on Senior and Junior trying to rebuild their relationship. Scripted or not your call.

As far as the motorcycle builds go, not much has changed…which is a bit disappointing, hardtail and pro stock bikes. The closest they come to something out of the norm was an ethanol (E85) bike. But, Paul Jr. used a standard engine just tuning it to be able to use the fuel. With all the angst out…

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meaning.

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meaning. there is so much meaning in it that i cannot begin to write what it means to me. i try, and fail, countless times. it is a motorbike- plastic on the outside; aluminum, steel, titanium and composites thereof on the inside. she is it. “She”, because she is a she; She is my she. she is a motorbike, any attempt to write about her is mostly in vain.
after being away from her, we are together again. She & I. Today was spent close to home: replacing the burnt-low beam, ordering brake pads, and riding to the ocean, air snowing with poplar cotton. air warm with ocean breeze.
i attempt to write to you about the meaning, but I’m lost, and cannot convey much. Ted Simon on his 1973 Triumph Tiger :

The movement has a complex rhythm with many pulses beating simultaneously. Underlying it is the engine…

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My Name is Michael, And I Want A Harley

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2017-Harley-Davidson-Softail-Slim2It should come as no surprise that I find Harley’s cool. I enjoy things that have a mean factor, I believe in mo’ noise mo’ better, and of course I loved Sons of Anarchy. While this sentence is full of cliche’s, it is so true that I am almost ashamed of myself.

This month marked the one-year anniversary of my getting my motorcycle endorsement and I blame this desire for an American V-Twin on the very event. I took my MSF course at Barb’s Harley Davidson in Mt. Ephraim, NJ. I decided to pay the extra money and take the course here for one main reason; you learn on a Harley Street 500. Now before the Harley loyal raise their pitchforks and scream about it not being a “real Harley”, I actually agree with you. The styling is okay but the sound and attitude are decidedly more metric than…

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Motorcycle Ride to Custom Dynamics Part 1

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Recently Debbie and I took a 570+ mile round trip to visit the headquarters of motorcycle aftermarket lighting manufacture Custom Dynamics.  If you are a regular to this blog you know that, after buying and installing several of their products, I am a fan of what they produce.

Every now and again I check the Custom Dynamics website to see what new products they are offering.  This time I discovered they have new light for the Harley Davidson Rushmore motorcycles, one that fits into the fairing air vent.  The LED Light Kit for HD Bat Wing Fairing is both a bright running light and turn indicator.

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I was just getting to the point of hitting enter on the order button when the “light bulb” (bad pun #1) came on over my head.  I was hoping that I could get a couple blog posts while shining a…

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