Monthly Archives: October 2007

Thunder Bob’s Interview with Roland Sands

“King” Kenny Roberts gave Roland Sands a motor from their MotoGP KRV5 engines; the only MotoGP engine ever to leave their coveted paddock. Sands creates a complete custom with the highly-engineered race engine. Then Roland Sands Design put the build on DVD for all to see.

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YouTube Tuesday: NOPI Girls on Metric Thunder

For Those of You Who Need One Lasting Memory of Summer…

NOPI Motorsports bikini contest seems to really pack ’em in and this one was no exception! Just our way of trying to keep ya’ll warm during those long upcoming winter months.

Cheers,

MTB

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Spooky – Halloween Treats

Special Imported Helmets… Almost Free

After donning his very special helmet, Basil is ready to do his part in the neverending struggle for truth, justice and bacon. .. and cheese.

Okay, having donned his special helmet, Basil is ready to do his part in the battle for truth, justice, bacon and cheese…and meatballs.

Have a safe and happy Halloween and keep the rubber side down!

-Thunder Bob

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Mark Dooley of Hard-Krome Joins Thunder Bob

Mark Dooley Talks Pipes at the 4th Year Anniversary

Hard-Krome President, Mark Dooley, is revving up with new products for Metric and Harley Cruisers for the 2007 and 2008 riding season. The word that is heard is Black, Midnight Black. It’s the new chrome. Mark talks about the trends in the industry.

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YouTube Tuesday: Team Klock Takes Records

Mother & Daughter Have a Need For Speed

We catch up with Erica and Laura between rounds. Both ladies race at the 2007 BUB Speed Trials and take home records.

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YouTube Tueday: Gerald Jessup Goes Like Stink

Texan Gerald Jessup Gears Up in Bonneville

Gerald Jessup from Texas hugs the groupies and is looking to to run 105 mph on a 1951 Triumph T100 – an ex-flatracker. He’s looking to set the gas and fuel record. He dusted the bike off and pulled it out of the garage and came to Utah.

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YouTube Tuesday: Thunder Bob with JD of Baron

JD Is High on Baron

Thunder Bob interviews JD of Baron. Barons show a couple of their custom motorcycles with all the goodies.

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RoadBike Magazine Features Metric Thunder

Metric Thunder Gets Some Press from RoadBike

RoadBike Magazine did a photo shoot of T-Bike II during Sturgis Bike Week back in 2005. An article appeared in the magazine in April of 2006 and has now been added to their updated Web site.

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Interactive Road Trip For Your Motorcycle

Plan Your Entire Motorcycle Trip

Search for road trip destinations by name, city, state, region or Zip code. Plan everything — where to stay, what to do, how to get there, where to eat. Go back and forth between Who, What, When, Where and How to customize a road trip.

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The Toyko Connection – No Sushi Here!

How does it ride? No one knows or isn’t saying but we would love to get our mits on it and race it down to our local pub. BTW… do you see the bi-plane? Let us know… we see a snarling street-wise bad boy.

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Bud Ekins Passes Away at 77

Bud Ekins Passes Away at 77

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Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler In MC Bid’ness

You get on one of these bikes and you can ride for days. These bikes are sick, rugged, and just damn cool, and they’re amazing to look at!

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More Pics of 2007 Bonneville

The Fun, the Sun and the Methanol. The 2007 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats had it all! Check out the latest gallery of images from the sticky white salt. Or take a listen to our interviews on YouTube Tuesday.

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Honda Prototypes – Cool Factor +10

Honda’s motorcycle exhibition will feature World Premiere concept models (prototype), pre-launch models, and a comprehensive line-up of other motorcycles and advanced environmental and safety technologies.

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A 4th Year Anniversary to Remember!

In spite of gusts up to 50mph, the turnout was still impressive at Metric Thunder’s 4th Anniversary Party. Over 150 bikes showed up during the course of the day. Everything from Hayabusas to Harleys, VTX 1800s, VTX1300s, Road Stars, V-Stars, … Continue reading

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Yamaha’s Next Cruiser?

The Yamaha Tesseract concept looks and drives basically like a motorcycle, except for the fact that it has four wheels instead of two.

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YouTube Tueday: Bonneville – Run Whatcha Brung

Thunder Bob Interviews Racers

Run Whatcha Brung class is for guys and gals to come out to the salt and run their streetbikes.

It allows enthusiasts to slightly modify their mounts (like taping their headlights) and blast off for a run. The runs were timed but were not recorded for records.

Great fun… You can tell they were having a blast.

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YouTube Tueday: Old Skool Power in Bonneville

Thunder Bob Reports on The Weapan

Accurate Engineering’s ‘Outlaw 120’ made history during the Bonneville Salt Flats 2007 International Motorcycle Speed Trials. The “Assault Weapanâ€?, powered by Accurate’s 120 cubic inch Panhead motor, was 5-Ball Racing’s entry on the flats.

Barry Wardlaw is the man behind the power and we get the details of the engine build. To see more click on Accurate Engineering to review his website.

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Reeves’ Ride Rolls

By day Greg works the counter at Metric Thunder, when he’s out of the shop you’ll either find him on his Bandit 1200 or this Volusia. This bike has seen better than half the USA, and just this summer alone. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Holiday Sale Extended ’til November 30th!

Metric Thunder Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Savings on Selected Items for Your Ride! All Thanksgiving Sale items are subject to availability and the special discounted prices are only good up until 10PM Pacific Standard time on Friday, November … Continue reading

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Thunder Bob Interviews Bandit at Bonneville – Vol. 1

What does a guy do when the first time out on the Bonneville Salt Flats he wins a world record? If you’re Bandit you build a bigger, faster bike and go again.

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Hard Krome & RoadBurner Donate 2 Grand Prizes!!

Win a brand new exhaust system from Hard Krome or RoadBurner for your V-Twin! We’ve just added two grand prizes worth over $700 each! One complete set of Hard Krome and one complete set of RoadBurner exhaust for your Metric … Continue reading

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Torian Chopper Leathers Now at Metric Thunder

Metric Thunder, one of the nation’s leading motorcycle accessories and parts sellers for cruisers worldwide, announced their move into apparel with the inclusion of Torian Chopper Leathers at their new showroom and headquarters.

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Plan Your Day at Metric Thunder – October 21st

There will be plenty to see and do at our upcoming party, so we’ve put together a schedule of events to give you an idea of what’s happening and when. Last time around we had some folks show up about … Continue reading

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YouTube Tueday: Human Pong

You can watch 2 minutes of human pong and be the first on your block to say so.

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YouTube Tuesday: Moto GP Rocks Video

MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycleing championship, with a season of 18 GP races in countries bringing together the worl’d top motorcycle manufacturers including Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, Kawasaki and Aprilia.

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The Raider Looks Like a Winner for 2008

Thunder Bob has the 411 on the 2008 Raider “S” and Raider from Star Motorcycle Company.

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Bikini-“Feast” A Guinness World Record

Metric Thunder’s Hard Hitting News – Two-piece garments worn by women for athletic purposes have been observed on Greek urns and paintings, dated as early as 1400 BC. Ancient artwork from over 1700 years ago in Villa Romana del Casale have depicted women in garments resembling modern-day bikinis.

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Metric Thunder Saddle Contest Update…

We haven’t forgotten you, just a bit behind! Due to an unforeseen family tragedy, final contest winners and seat deliveries have fallen behind. Many have written or called to ask for current status and we were not in a position … Continue reading

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Metric Thunder’s 4 Year Anniversary Party!

We’re gonna be celebrating 4 years and the grand opening of our new location in Orange! As our way of saying thanks to our customers, we are throwing a party with free food, drinks, live music, over $5,000 in raffle … Continue reading

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