Category Archives: The Body

MUSTANG PADS THE CHOPPED TOUR-PAK®

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Having focused solely on seats since 1980, Mustang Seats, LLC has learned a thing or two over the long haul. We have to agree with our friends at Harley-Davidson® when they say, “when you set out to improve the most respected touring machine on earth, you don’t take any short cuts!” With that in mind Mustang’s upgrade accessories for FL Chopped Tour-Pak® equipped models cut no corners!

“Combining Mustang’s legendary reputation for comfort with a perfect match for our seats, these three passenger backrest pad options are a viable enhancement to the most respected touring bike on the market,” says Mustang’s Marketing Director Marilyn Simmons. “We custom tailor every pad and seat to meet The Motor Company’s level of fit and finish… and then build in our own level of comfort!”

The combination of ergonomic design and controlled density polyurethane foam makes these back pads something special. “Provide Mustang comfort to your passenger with this back pad specifically designed for the 2014-15 Chopped Tour-Paks®,” suggests Simmons. Mustang also offers King Tour-Pak® backrests to make sure they have the Harley touring segment covered.

For more details, visit mustangseats.com

 

One “Loud” Bagger

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This 1999 FLHT standard is “loud” on many levels. Between the “loud” paint scheme, to the seven pairs of KICKER power sports and marine style speakers, to the 12” sub stacked in the tour pack – this bagger is “loud” enough to surely get your attention. The FLHT sports a “loud” stance with wide 180 tires on both front and rear wheels. Modified Klock Werks front and rear fenders, Klock Werks curvaceous upper fillers, flush mount axle, and KlipHanger “Splitter” handle bars were all used to kustomize this bike. Other partners on the project include Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension, Bagger Nation, Speed by Design, Fairing Factory, Barnett Performance, and Kinetik/UPG Battery.

This Bike was built by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles to be showcased at the Kicker Audio booth in Las Vegas during SEMA to bring motorcycle riders the clearest and loudest audio equipment available, specifically designed and tuned for power sports applications. learn more about the Klock Werks Powered by Kicker Audio FIT KITS at www.kustombaggers.com.

Mission Special Delivery: Harley-Davidson Partners With Wounded Warrior Project; Surprises Vets With 2015 Motorcycles

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Harley-Davidson made a special delivery of new 2015 motorcycles to six U.S. military veterans, today. The surprise jumpstarts a new partnership between Harley-Davidson and Wounded Warrior Project to help improve the lives of service men and women living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Bill Davidson, great-grandson of company co-founder William A. Davidson, along with six Harley-Davidson employees who are veterans, rode the bikes – led by police motorcade – to Wounded Warrior Project headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. The team of riders gifted the motorcycles to the injured veterans during a press conference scheduled to announce the partnership.
The six veterans – all of whom have been diagnosed with symptoms of PTSD – were hand-selected to receive the motorcycles because, although they are experienced riders, they no longer have access to bikes due to various hardships. The veterans all are affiliated with Wounded Warrior Project.
“It is important to have the support of corporations like Harley-Davidson which understand the long-term needs of our nation’s veterans and are willing to work with us to help warriors uncover and live with their ‘new normal,'” said John Roberts, EVP of Warrior Relations at Wounded Warrior Project. “We know from our warriors that recreational activities like motorcycle riding provide a multitude of therapeutic benefits for those living with PTSD.”
As part of the new partnership, Harley-Davidson will collaborate with Wounded Warrior Project to develop a program geared toward helping more veterans experience the positive benefits of the open road. Peer-to-peer activities, like motorcycle riding, have been known to provide positive therapeutic benefits for PTSD. One in three returning troops is diagnosed with PTSD symptoms and less than 40 percent seek help.
“We’re proud of the nearly 100 years of support Harley-Davidson has provided to the men and women who defend our country and our freedom,” said Matt Levatich, president and chief operating officer at Harley-Davidson. “Our partnership with Wounded Warrior Project builds on that legacy by supporting these veterans in their quest for strength, freedom and independence.”
HARLEY-DAVIDSON: TOUR OF DUTY
Harley-Davidson has supported the U.S. military, and the men and women who serve our nation, since 1916. The company ramped-up production in World War I, where approximately one-third of all bikes made in 1917 and 1918 were purchased and used in the war. In World War II, the company produced nearly 90,000 WLA models – the workhorse of wartime American motorcycles. Harley-Davidson earned the coveted Army-Navy “E” award for wartime production during World War II.
The company also is proud to employ more than 410 men and women who have served our nation in the U.S. Military, which is more than 10 percent of the company’s U.S. workforce.
Visit H-D.com/Military to learn more about Harley-Davidson’s long history with the U.S. military, as well as the company’s new partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project.

This is the Boot you gotta get!

DSC_3392_DSC_3457_These last few weeks I have spent squeezing out the last drops of the impeccable fall weather we have been blessed with out here in the midwest. My journeys have included hiking, riding, flying, standing on my feet all day at a motorcycle rally, and driving a drag car with a 350 chevy and power glide, going 70 mph in 200 feet. Yea, you could say I’m trying to “cram it all in” before the cold weather decides to blanket us. I chose to wear the Darice boot by Harley-Davidson Footwear, for all of my various activities. I must say, I have enjoyed every minute, not only due to the fact that I have been doing some fun things, but most importantly, my feet have been happy while doing all those fun things. We all know you need comfortable shoes to endure long hours while out living life.
The Darice boot, instantly upon slipping into it, gives a feeling of a well broken-in boot. Ya know, the boot or shoe you must have the second you put it on, because you just know. Soft, comfortable, and very flexible, best words I can use to describe this boot.
Whatever your plans are, wherever your journeys are going to take you, I recommend you go out living in the Darice Boot. Visit the site to check them out up close and locate a dealer near you that has ‘em on the shelf!

You can WIN THIS BIKE.

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Don’t Miss your chance to win The 75th Anniversary Helping with Horsepower Rebuilt Bike, “Star” to benefit the Abbott House in Mitchell, SD.

Get your tickets at www.abbotthouse.org. Drawing will be November 15.

The rebuilt Harley Davidson Road King features a diamond cut motor, vintage side car and customized design by the Abbott House girls.
This event is the second in the Abbott House 75th Anniversary Year. The 75th Anniversary Celebration and drawing for the motorcycle will be held November 15, 2014 at the Sherman Center on the Dakota Wesleyan University campus. The event will honor Abbott House children and feature Olympian Gold Medalist Billy Mills.

The intent of the project is to provide education, empowerment and encouragement for Abbott Hosue girls, who are generally at-risk due to abuse, neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, self harm and/or the inability of their families to support them.

About Helping with Horsepower
Helping with Horsepower uses a motorcycle as a tool to teach life lessons on a personal and professional level.  Abbott House is again partnering with Laura Klock of Helping with Horsepower, who developed the program. The hands-on project has been used in eight other states across the country as a different way to help at-risk youth learn how to overcome life’s obstacles and realize that , like their lives, a motorcycle can be rebuilt even better than before.

Happy Halloween! Try this great Recipe for your Left Over Candy!

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Halloween Candy Bark

Craving somethings salty and sweet?   This is the perfect way to use up the left over candy, That is,  if ya have any!

What You’ll Need:

1 pound vanilla candy bark, candy melts, or white chocolate

mini pretzel twists

chocolate sandwich cookies with orange filling

candy corn
assorted sprinkles
additional candies of your choice
To make, follow these steps:


1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a silicone liner or parchment paper; set aside. Chop or break any larger candies, cookies, or pretzels; set aside.

2. Melt the vanilla candy bark (or white chocolate) as directed on package. If heating in the microwave, use 50 percent power to prevent overheating the candy/chocolate. Pour about half of the melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet, then spread about 1/4 inch thick.


3. Working quickly, add an assortment of pretzels, cookie pieces, and candy corn (or other candies) in a single layer.

4. Pour the remaining melted chocolate on top of the pretzels and cookies, then add additional toppings, including sprinkles. Set aside and allow the chocolate to cool fully. You may place the entire baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes to speed up the process.

5. Once the chocolate is fully set and cool, break candy bark into pieces. Store Halloween Candy Bark in an airtight container for up to a week.

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL! Mustang Brings Back Breast Cancer Awareness Limited Edition Seats

MMP_ComfortForACause1Mustang Seats continues to fight for a cause that hits close to home for members of the company’s extended family — breast cancer. The new “Fight Like A Girl” limited edition pink seats commemorating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a continuation of last year’s successful “Comfort For A Cause” campaign that saw a portion of the proceeds for every pink seat sold go directly to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts to find a cure.

Mustang is continuing to help bikers “think pink.” Mustang marketing director Marilyn Simmons explains, “Last year, Mustang introduced our Breast Cancer Awareness custom seat program, which offered pink thread and pink vinyl seat inserts or pink vinyl ribbon appliqués on seats or accessories.” Mustang is upping the game this year. “For October 2014, Mustang is now proud to introduce your choice of custom pink stitched embroidery for Breast Cancer Awareness month.”

Mustang will add custom pink embroidered ribbons, phrases, tributes, memorials or initials on the seat of your choice for the duration of their new “Fight Like A Girl!” campaign. Please note that the location may vary from the seat shown; not all seats or accessories can be customized. (A full custom embroidery program offering a variety of colors and images will be available soon from Mustang after the pink pilot program wraps up.)

Like last year, Mustang will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each “Fight Like A Girl” or other pink custom embroidered seat purchased from now through 12/31/14. For more details or to order, please contact Mustang Customer Service at 413-668-1190 or 800-243-1392 or visit mustangseats.com/Mustang/Comfort-for-a-Cause

Garage-Girls Profile; Karlee Cobb

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Garage-Girls Profile; Karlee Cobb

Most known for her land speed racing, the second generation of the Klock Werks family, Karlee Cobb, 21, just launched her first design effort at the Tony Hawk Foundation’s “Stand Up for SkateParks” event held in Beverly Hills, CA. Perry Farrell, lead signer of Jane’s Addiction and founder of Lollapalooza, along with wife Etty, won the bidding for the 2014 Triumph T100 desert runner Karlee designed.

The Kustom design is based off a 2014 Bonneville T100 donated by Triumph Motorcycles and proudly sports modified and custom made parts by Klock Werks, along with carefully chosen parts from Triumph, British Customs, Joker Machine, Metzeler Tires, Nash Motorcycle Company and Hagon Shocks. Brad Smith of TheFactoryMatch.com flawlessly applied the Custom Paint job.

“Our team at Klock Werks did a great job of executing on timeline and budget.” Karlee explained. “It was an honor to work with The Tony Hawk Foundation as they help youth around the world enjoy the benefits of skateboarding and the safety of skate parks.
It’s a great event and great cause! I was so excited that Perry Farrell bought my first custom! He loved it!”

With her recent build under her belt, we decided it would be fun to ask Karlee some questions about her life and share them here at Garage-Girls with you.

GG -Tell us about you, where are you from, what are you into and what do you like to do with your free time?

KC - I’m from Mitchell South Dakota, I am into a lot of things. From being thrown from school to school and state to state growing up in a few different family’s and having a very open mom, I got the pleasure of putting my toes into a lot of water. I enjoy camping, fishing and hunting. I enjoy doing hair and makeup. I enjoy people watching and shopping, to go karting, swimming and working out. I LOVE spending time with animals (it’s almost uncontrollable). I enjoy spending time with my family and just relaxing. Just taking long drives in my car and not looking back.  I love to ride motorcycles and travel the world because of motorcycles.

 GG –   How did you find your passion for  Racing bikes how long have you been doing it?

KC - As long as I can remember my sister and I always wanted to race some sort of anything to be honest, from regular peddle bikes to scooters to snowmobiles to four-wheelers, and we were lucky enough to be thrown into the motorcycle world. Our mom, in 2006, decided to take the bagger they were building for the TV show “Biker Build Off”, to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It took one look of how fast she was going for us to jump all over the idea!!!!
My sister and I have also grown more and more into road racing and have taken a few classes; we are officially knee and elbow draggers!

GG –  What do you love most about it?

KC -I love the fact that when I’m on my bike at the starting line its mentally and physically only my bike and me. We have no distractions. It’s at that point that I just get to focus on the best time to shift, when’s the best time to get into my tuck. I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and take off. After that it’s just so gratifying to be on the track that the feeling is something that nothing else can give me. A lot of people can’t say that and I’m blessed for it.

GG –    Do you have a sweet car or a motorcycle other than your race bike ?
KC -My car, to me as a girl, is pretty sweet. I have a Subaru WRX STI and it does have the bug eyes; it also came with the momo steering wheel
I also have a few buells that I adore. Buells were always my first love for racing and just riding!

GG –     What are you most passionate about in life?
KC -I am very passionate about family because they have always surrounded me and pushed me to go forward.
I am passionate about racing because it’s always something my sister and I have chased for so long and it’s something my whole family does together as a team. I am constantly learning something new, not just about the sport and technique, but about myself and goals and so much more.
GG - Where would you most like to visit?
KC -I would LOVE to go to Australia. Not only am I an animal freak, and Australia has some of the goofiest animals; but it is very, very beautiful there.
Most of all, Australia has a dried up lake with “salt”, that they race on. I always think, Bonneville in a whole different country, you’re kidding right!?! It’s a dream come true
GG –  What type of music do you normally listen to?
KC - Depends on the people I am around and the situation/place I am at. I can listen to just about everything, but sappy country

GG - Do you collect anything?

 KC - Weirdly enough I do collect heart shaped rocks, helmets and random furniture/pictures.