September, 2006 Archive

All New 2007 Harley-Davidson Models

Thursday, September 21st, 2006
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For 2007, Harley-Davidson introduces a new 1584cc engine for all its Big Twin models, plus a 50th-Anniversary Sportster, a new Fat Boy, Softail Custom, Night Rod and racing-style V-Rod.

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Great Nomad, Great Looks, Great Sound

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
Use the Thunder Design Process to build the bike of your dreams

Fans from Across the Pond

Here is a pic of my Kawasaki Nomad with the new pipes, great looks and great sound, very good!
-Jan Talmon

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Visualize It — Then Build It

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
The joy of owning a cruiser is making it your own. At Team Metric Thunder we build custom bikes to represent the company and help enthusiasts just like you build motorcycles that embody your values and personality.

Metric Thunder Helps Build Your Custom Dream Bike

The joy of owning a cruiser is making it your own. At Team Metric Thunder we build custom bikes to represent the company and help enthusiasts just like you build motorcycles that embody your values and personality. Continued »

Mad Max and Paris Hilton are as Close as Your Phone

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Oasys Mobile is turning celebrity snafus into irreverent ring tones for cell phones.

Oasys’ first “ScandalTone” depicts Mel Gibson’s profanity-laden tirade after his drunken-driving arrest in July. Its second spoofs party girl Paris Hilton’s Continued »

Chopper Love

Monday, September 18th, 2006
The former Baywatch beauty had been engaged with the Kid but ended their relationship in June 2003. It took three years, Elvis and a custom chopper proposal to finally work.

Rock Star and Biker Dude Kid Rock tied the knot with Pamela Anderson on July 29, 2006 aboard a yacht near the posh French Riviera town.

According to Las Vega Review-Journal, Kid Rock road Anderson on his custom motorcycle to a gravel highway strip in the desert south of Las Vegas. There, pal Uncle Kracker, wearing an Elvis jumpsuit Continued »

New AMSOIL Ea Motorcycle Oil Filters

Friday, September 15th, 2006

SUPERIOR, WI – AMSOIL INC. of Superior, Wis. announces the introduction of its new Ea Motorcycle Oil Filter line featuring advanced full synthetic nanofiber technology.

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Harley-Davidson Tomahawk MDA Event Announced

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

25th Anniversary Event Highlights Include Fall Ride, Plant Tours and Demo Rides

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 13, 2006) – The Harley-Davidson Motor Company will host the 2006 Tomahawk Open House and Fall Ride activities on September 14 – 17, 2006 at its Tomahawk Operations in Tomahawk, Wis.

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Get Your Own Harley for 39 Cents

Thursday, September 14th, 2006
The first of 85 million classic “American Motorcycles” commemorative stamps, guaranteed to cross the country for just 39 cents, started their journey by kick-starting the 66th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally today

American Motorcycles stamps kick-starts Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, SD – The first of 85 million classic “American Motorcycles” commemorative stamps, guaranteed to cross the country for just 39 cents, started their journey by kick-starting the 66th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally today.

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Who Won the World Championship?

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
AMD’s 3rd annual 2006 Official World Championship

AMD’s 3rd annual 2006 Official World Championship was successfully staged to widespread industry acclaim during the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota at the beginning of August this year.

Japanese Builder Wins 2006 Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building

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Jessica Prokup Moves to MIC

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
Jessica Prokup Moves to Motorcycle Industry Council
After a three year stint as Editor of Roadbike Magazine, Jessica Prokup is leaving the magazine to assume a key leadership role with the Motorcycle Industry Council. She has been a great supporter of Metric Thunder over the years and we’ll miss her at RoadBike. Congratulations and we look forward to a future Thunder Radio interview with you when you’ve settled in at the MIC!
-Thunder Bob

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Bikini Contest at LA Calendar Show

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Last Post about the LA Calendar Show!

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Metric Revolution Event

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
Metric Revolution Party

After Event Party – September 17, 2006 in Vegas

Metric Revolution is in Las Vegas, baby! If you haven’t already booked your tickets, you’ll want to get them now as the rooms are almost gone!

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Rider of the Week – Yvonne

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
Pretty in Pink

Yvonne makes her home in Julian, Ca. Continued »

2006 Honda Seat Height

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

At Metric Thunder we see a lot of enthusiasts looking to adjust seat height. Continued »

Billy Lane of Discovery Fame In Deadly Accident

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Billy Lane, who has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Biker Build-Off” and “Monster Garage,” was injured in a head-on traffic accident that killed Continued »

LoJack – Theft Report for 2006

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

WESTWOOD, Mass. — LoJack Corporation , the leading provider of tracking and recovery systems for stolen mobile assets, today announced that stolen motorcycles equipped with the LoJack For Motorcycles recovery system have led police to uncover 37 motorcycle theft rings and arrest 12 criminals in the first six months of 2006.

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Metric Thunder Sponsors the World’s Fastest MC

Friday, September 8th, 2006
Bub Goes 300MPH

Metric Thunder Sponsored motorcycle goes 350.884 MPH on the Bonneville Salt FlatsContinued »

The Old “The Dog Ate My Bike” Story

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Hey Thunder Bob…

I have a 2004 VN1600 Classic (White Fleck). Several months ago my Rottweiler used the stock tail lights as a chew toy. (plastic) Continued »

Indian Motorcycle Company Announces New Home

Friday, September 8th, 2006
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC: Indian Motorcycle Company is pleased to announce that it will be revving up its engine in a new home. After carefully reviewing location options throughout the United States, Indian has selected a factory in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Continued »

Thunder Bike 2 (T2) – Specs

Friday, September 8th, 2006
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Metric Thunder’s T-Bike 2 – Pre-Sturgis ’05 Photo Shoot
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Thunder Bike 1 (T1) – Build Phase 1

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Suzuki Intruder 1500LC Wins Best in Class in Sturgis

Team Metric Thunder took one of the hardest motorycles to customize and bult this lovely red sled. Follow along with the Phase 1 build that lead to a Trophy at Sturgis. Continued »

A Water Cooled PC Chopper

Thursday, September 7th, 2006
Custom choppers are open air, water cooled, modified gaming computers

For the Guy/Gal That Has Everyhing – Get Your Chopper Computer

The folks at Colorado-based Chopper Computers design cases that look like sexed up choppers, complete with custom paint jobs and, by the look of this photo, your very own motorcycle mama. (You will need to supply the honey.)

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40,000 Bikers Roar into Sin City

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

LAS VEGAS, September 9, 2006 — More than 40,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country are gearing up for the sixth annual Las Vegas BikeFest, a national motorcycle rally and expo that returns to Sin City September 14 – 17, 2006.

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Bike Fest in Vegas, Baby!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
METRIC REVOLUTION BIKER BUILD-OFF at Las Vegas Bike Fest

We’ve always had a great time at Las Vegas Bike Fest and this year looks like it will be exciting too!

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Metric Revolution Comes to Vegas

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
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Las Vegas Bike Fest Final

I’ve made great friends with the crew of Metric Revolution. Click here to listen to a Thunder Radio interview we set up a few weeks ago with Danielle Spandau.

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Shop Dog Eats Russell Mitchell’s Foot

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
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Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles and Billy Lane square off in a Biker Build Off contest. Russell talks about his Continued »

Cooking with Billy Lane

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
Billy Lane of Choppers Inc is Cooking wth Gas

Billy Lane of Choppers Inc. fame dismounted his chopper and came back to a bike you can roast a marshmallow on.

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