Give ’em the Clamps!

There’s always room for improvement in this wide world of ours, even when it comes to simple things. Like these super-sanitary cable clamps from Lowbrow Customs, a fresh and simple approach to the classic problem of keeping your ride neat and sorted.

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Machined from aluminum with a threaded steel insert for clamping strength, the come in a range of sizes to suit different frames and cables. Check out Lowbrow’s site for more info here!

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Ready to Rock

Around the ITN office, we know a little about wiring. How it’s necessary, but also tedious, time-consuming, and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be. ASA Electronics now offers a replacement radio for your Harley-Davidson’s stock unit that’s loaded with features like an AUX input, Sirus and XM compatibility, and four channels of output with 50 watts of power available on each. Built to handle the extreme temperatures and vibration that motorcycling demands, they even plug right into the factory harness and work with your factory handlebar controls. If that doesn’t take the headache out of wiring, then nothing will. If you’re as interested as we are, find more information <ahref=”www.asaelectronics.com”>here.

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Tag it and Bag it

For some of us, hard bags are just more bulk and weight than the daily ride requires. That makes these new CL-890 Mini Expandable Saddlebags from Nelson Rigg compelling, with their ability to expand their internal capacity by 50% when needed. Made from a durable and UV resistant ballistic nylon, they’re also backed by a lifetime warranty. Check them out HERE!

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J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Seattle Results

The start of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle was the beginning of the end of the 2013-2014 series. The 12 city whistle-stop tour completed at the Emerald City with a fine round of custom bikes representing uniqueness of the builders. Mother Nature was up to her old tricks with 50 mph winds and sheets of rain but that didn’t deter the enthusiasts from making it to “the” Powersports event of the year.

Urban Custom Cycles won the People’s Choice Award by a squeaker  with just one vote. They received a Bell Custom 500 helmet pinstriped by Skratch for their hard work. The also won the Bikernet Bagger Editor’s Choice Award. The Rocking K Custom Leather’s chain wallet SHO DOG Award was won by Jacob of Urban Custom Cycles and Dana Meeks. The Garage Leathers’ Solo Bag SHO DOG Award was won by Mack Coldiron of Old School Products.

Program sponsors include Progressive Insurance and Harley-Davidson. Contributing Sponsors include Bell Helmets, Metal Rescue, Rocking K Custom Leathers and Garage Leathers Solo Bags.

The Ultimate Builder Class:  FreeStyle

Matt Adams of Red Soul built the 2009 Custom Chopper for Cory Ford. It features Foose Wheels, sprocket chain tensioner, Red Soul foot controls, handle bars, exhaust pipe and motor mount, seat , primary cover, oil tank and battery box. Tim Conder provides pain.

1.       Cory Ford, Red Soul –  Crowned Jewel, ’09 Custom Chopper

2.       Eric Maurer, Todd’s Cycle – Bull ’08 Café Harley Racer

3.       Brian Marsh, Eastside Harley-Davidson – Brat, 2013 H-D

The Ultimate Builder Class:  MOD Harley

Trapper OKeeffe brought his  2010 FLTRX bagger  built by Urban Custom Bikes and won the MOD Harley class. The bike features a flat white paint scheme over glass red.  Jones Paint provided the paint and Forever Powder Coating took care of the flat-black engine. The bike fatures raked triple trees, front Progressive monotube and legend air ride.

1.       Trapper OKeeffe, Urban Custom Bikes – ’10 FLTRX

2.       Carl Harris, K&D Cycles – Big Blue, ’07 H-D Road GLide

3.       Eric Maurer – Bella Esposa, ’92 H-D

The Ultimate Builder Class:  Retro MOD

The 1947 Knucklehead built by Mike Beohike became a fan favorite as it took the point in the Retro MOD Competition. Paint by Jim Gilmore and Phalla Prak. The bobber features internal throttle, custom fender and oil lines.

1.       Terry Beohike, Mike Beohike – 1947 Knucklehead

2.       Joe Chambers – The Cock, 1980 Honda Hawk

3.       Richard Stevenson, Godet – Egil Vincent, ’68 Vincent

The Ultimate Builder Class:  Performance Custom

Dana Meeks rolled in a  Chris Wilson and DJ Johnson built Top Fuel Harley dragster. The engine is an Overkill 151 ci that features injected nitro methane, MSD 4-coil ignition and delivers 800HP. On Sunday he came away with 1st place in Performance Custom class and a check for $1,000. Currently the bike runs 203+ mph with an ET of 6.69 sec

1.       Dana Meeks, DJ Johnson – Top Fuel Harley, ’08 American Cycle

2.       Rick Washington, Urban Custom Bikes – Mr. Anniversary, ’08 FLHX

The Ultimate Builder Class:  MOD Street

Jon Aesoph won the MOD Street class with his   CupcakeMoto built 2011 BMW S1000RR.

1.       Jon Aesoph – CupcakeMoto, ’11 BMW S1000RR

2.       Greg Herzberg – Iron Cross, 2010 Victory

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