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Harley-Davidson Releases Further Details on 2019 LiveWire

MILWAUKEE (November 6, 2018) Today the all-new electric Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ made its European debut at the Milan press conference of the EICMA show. Today’s announcement reveals eagerly-awaited specification and details about LiveWire, which was unveiled in Milwaukee during the company’s 115th Anniversary this past Labor Day weekend.

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Lincoln Electric Turns Back the Clock with Offer on Power MIG® 210 MP

lincolnFor a limited time, the Power MIG 210 MP welder is priced at $999 after end-user rebate

Cleveland – Beginning March 11, Lincoln Electric is offering the Power MIG® 210 MP at its original low price of $999 (after $200 end-user rebate). To make this offer even more exciting, it also is offering special pricing on the two, most-popular Power MIG 210 MP packages. Customers can purchase the TIG One-Pak® for $1,499 or Aluminum One-Pak® for $1,199 (both after $200 end-user rebate).

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This special offer is subject to change without prior notice.

These Power MIG 210 MP offers can be found at any of Lincoln Electric’s participating Money Matters™ distributors. These products also can be purchased directly through Lincoln Electric’s online store. As with any product purchased from store.lincolnelectric.com, shipping is free when customers choose the “ship-to-store” option.

For more information about this limited time offer and about the Power MIG 210 MP, visit www.lincolnelectric.com/210mp-offer.

About the Power MIG 210 MP
The Power MIG 210 MP is a multi-process welder for the hobbyist, maker, craftsman, educator or contractor who wants to perform MIG welding and a lot more, including DC stick, DC TIG and self-shield flux-cored wire welding.

Push-and-turn digital controls and a color display screen make setup and operation intuitive and easy, while the all-metal wire drive and sturdy sheet metal construction make the welder rugged and ready for any job in the home or small shop.

Weighing in at only 40 pounds, the Power MIG 210 MP can go anywhere – the yard, workshop or just about any other place where it’s needed. Likewise, the dual-input voltage options (120 and 230 volts) enable the user to plug it in practically anywhere. The welder produces 20-140 amps DC on 120 volt input and 20-220 amps on 230 volt input. That’s enough welding output for 3/8-inch-thick steel and stainless materials or 3/16-inch-thick aluminum. The integrated wire feeder handles 4- and 8-inch spools and can feed 50-500 inches per minute.

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at www.lincolnelectric.com.

Cycle Electric Inc. The secret of the charge

Story and photos by Vincent Stemp

CE1Like many good experiences, my visit to Cycle Electric’s manufacturing facility in Brookeville, Ohio came out of the blue. While we had the shop dog Sportster under the knife at Led Sled Customs in Dayton, Ohio for an install project, we found some pieces of magnet in the bottom of the primary cover. A little detective work revealed that the magnets on the stator rotor had come loose, and were smacking against each other. Fortunately for us, Karl Fahringer and the crew at Cycle Electric were just a short drive down the road.

Our little excursion turned into a full-blown tour, thanks to Karl’s hospitality. Winding our way through the rooms of the shop, we were shown all the various processes and machines that are used to turn out Cycle Electric’s range of products, from generators to stators and regulators. And there’s virtually no application in the Harley-Davidson world for which Cycle Electric doesn’t offer a superior, American made part. “The only thing we don’t make is the stator rotor you need,” Karl laughed, “But the factory has updated the adhesive on the magnets since your bike was built.”

Good information to have, but how in the world would someone outside the factory know a detail like that? Truthfully, it’s simpler than you’d think: Karl is a smart, careful man who pays attention to everything and runs his company in that mindset. Unsatisfied with some of the OEM solutions to increased electrical demands of early electronic fuel injection and its associated pumps, relays and computers, Karl was actually developing three-phase charging systems while the factory was still coming up with stopgap solutions. Since then, he’s had great success selling the three-phase stator kits, as they put up more amperage at fewer RPM’s and run cooler than the stock single-phase setup.

The quality in a Cycle Electric component is engineered from the ground up, incorporating developments from one line of products into another whenever possible. Karl’s sharp eye assesses every one of the dozens of separate processes that it takes to build electrical components, from soldering connections onto PCB boards for voltage regulators to adjusting the intricate stator winding machine to fit just a little more wire on each pole for more output amperage on the finished product. “We make as many of the components in house as possible,” Karl says, an easy way to keep turnarounds short during new product development or improvement. Like the custom bike builder who shoots his own paint knows, less downtime waiting on an outside supplier is more productive time in the shop.

At the end of the day, the finely tuned machine of Cycle Electric can be described in Karl’s own words: “We’re Americans making products in America for American made motorcycles.” And with my Sportster back together and making amperage like there’s no tomorrow, I have to appreciate the effort.

Cycle Electric Inc.
Brookville, OH