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San Diego’s most famous therapy dog loses his certification because of biker outfit

chopper_the_biker_dog_1433380022554_19173827_ver1.0_640_480SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s most famous therapy dog lost his certification and his therapy team partner is furious.

Chopper the Biker Dog has visited thousands of people in hospitals, schools and senior living centers up and down the West Coast. Chopper has been certified by Pet Partners since he began working as a therapy dog five years ago.

His therapy partner and owner, Mark Shaffer, said he learned Pet Partners suspended Chopper’s certification after the two returned from an 11-day trip to Eugene, Oregon. They stopped at VA hospitals and police departments every day along the trip.

”Disbelief,” said Shaffer. “There was anger and there was a lot of hurt.”
Pet Partners told Shaffer the certification was suspended because it did not approve of Chopper’s biker outfit. Chopper wears a leather vest and a bandana.

”They claim they don’t allow dogs in costumes. This is not a costume,” explained Shaffer. “This is his persona. This is what he is.”
You can visit Choppers FB page here.



Avon Tyres announced a new road hazard warranty program offering free replacement of any new tire (excluding non-D.O.T. approved race tires) for accidental, puncture or impact damage.

Simply complete the Avon Tyres Road Hazard Warranty form with the dealer at the time of purchase, and should a tire become unserviceable as a result of qualified tire damage including punctures during the first 1mm of tread wear, a replacement will be offered at no charge.

“We believe that our tires meet the highest standards, but we understand that accidental damage can happen,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “If a tire is damaged soon after purchase during normal use, we’ll replace it – free.”

Certain terms and conditions apply. The warranty is valid on any new tire up to to the first 1mm of tread wear and covers normal road use only. Incorrect inflation, off-road use, racing and deliberate or malicious damage will invalidate the warranty. Valid in the U.S. and Canada. For details and to download the warranty brochure, visit here



ThrowBack™ Looks Back To 1980 For 2004-Up Sportster Seats

Mustang is celebrating their 35th anniversary of comfort and innovation by bringing back a look from yesteryear — or, at least, from 1980 when Mustang was founded. The “new” ThrowBack™ style seat fits all 2004-up Sportsters. The Sportster line has been in continuous production in one form or another since 1957, which makes it the perfect platform to bring back the ThrowBack-style seat with its characteristic sissy bar and distinctive top cover with buttons.

“This seat will make you nostalgic for fifty-cent burgers and dollar-a-gallon gasoline,” says Mustang Seats Business Development Director Marilyn Simmons. “While we can’t do anything about gas prices, we can bring back the classic styling of an earlier era.” Don’t let the look fool you, though. Mustang used all their 21st Century seat-building techniques to bring this old style forward into the present. Technological updates include Mustang’s proprietary foam formula and durable steel-reinforced, marine-grade fiberglass baseplates.

“It is still what is on the inside that counts in terms of comfort, but this seat stands apart visually as well,” adds Simmons. “The 10” wide driver area and 6.5” wide passenger seat feature the handcrafted look you’ve come to expect from Mustang, finished off with an intricate diamond-stitched pattern and covered buttons.”
With a retro price tag of only $409 suggested retail, you can easily ride into the sunset and beyond on Mustang’s ThrowBack™ for 2004-up Sportster models!
In addition to the new ThrowBack™ for Sportsters, Mustang also offers replacement seats for virtually all late model Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. How would you like a free seat for your bike or trike? Mustang’s customer GIVEAWAYS program kicked-off during Bike Week in Daytona and the next winner will be announced at Laconia Bike Week. See the website for details on how to win the Mustang seat of your choice here:


Kickin’ around in the Grace Boot by Harley-Davidson Footwear

SLP-3653How many pairs of black boots do you own?  Yea, me too, more than I need, so when I took a peek at the Grace boot in beige by Harley-Davidson Footwear, well it was easy to justify adding to my overgrown boot collection. After all, I don’t own a pair of boots this color.    I spent a few weeks testing this boot out, ya know, put through the rigors of the activities I enjoy.  Spent time walking, riding, chasing dogs, shooting firearms and just hanging out next to a bonfire. At first the boot was a little rigid, but it literally was broken in within hours and felt like I had been wearing this boot for a few months.  The fit was perfect and the comfort was spot on.  I totally dig the cushion sock lining and the grip of this boot.  When I walk, I sometimes get distracted and find myself cruising off road on a nearby trail. I’ve had my fair share of lousy footwear with no grip, usually resulting in a sprained wrist or ankle.  If I can tread downhill on gravel with a firm grip from my feet, I’m comfortable and confident.  If you are wanting a new boot for your collection, I would check this one out along with all the other awesome styles that Harley-Davidson Footwear offers.  It is available in black and brown, but come on, don’t you have enough of those sitting in your closet?

Disclaimer; Extremely Cute Boston Terrier Not Included With Purchase of Boot. SLP-3656SLP-3670

Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing Newest Medal Sport At X Games Austin

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It’s official!  A new motorcycle racing competition will throw dirt June 4 during the inaugural Harley-Davidson® Flat-Track Racing at ESPN’s X Games Austin. Harley-Davidson sponsored two flat-track exhibitions last year, and thousands of fans took to social media to express their excitement for the sport.

“This June, fans in Austin will experience a new kind of action sport as they watch top athletes in flat- track race for gold,” said Dino Bernacchi, Director U.S. Marketing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Words can’t explain the rush of watching these athletes riding within inches of each other, kicking up dirt and carving through corners. It’s pure adrenaline-charge action.”
The inaugural race is an invitational format, with athletes from around the world receiving the opportunity to be part of the action. The Harley-Davidson XR 750 also joins the field of motorcycles battling for the top podium position at Circuit of The Americas. The gold medalist will be awarded a brand-new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 motorcycle.
“This is great for our sport,” said Brad Baker, Harley-Davidson Factory Flat-Track team rider, “X Games is about performance, and flat-track racing is the perfect addition to this competition, allowing athletes from around the world to showcase just how they push the boundaries in their sport.”
The Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing competition is scheduled to air on ESPN at 9 p.m. (EST), June 4. For details on the race and a list of invited flat-track athletes, visit PLEASE NOTE: This information is subject to change. Tickets for Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing are available for purchase starting April 15 at


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Whether you have been to Sturgis before or this is your first time,
this year’s Rally is going to be “too big for guesswork”! With record crowds going to Sturgis, there is no time for backups and delays and choosing a location or event that is a dud. Biker Incite has made it easy to find the “best of the best” during the 75th, all easy to download direct to your mobile devise or desktop platform.

Check out this cool E-Guide from Biker Incite and when you place your order you will receive an Official Exclusive 75th Anniversary patch.

Don’t forget to stay updated with all things Sturgis on the Biker Incite FaceBook Page.