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YouTube Tuesday: Bikes Gone Wild!

You’ll Wanna Watch This Over Again!!

This is some great stuff! Gotta love those fans coming onto the track and throwing that rider off the bridge! You’ll also get a kick out of Valentino Rossi’s ‘Pit Stop’

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It’s Springtime…Time to Customize!

Our Thunder Design Process Helps You Build Your Dreams Save money, save time and get a better end result in creating that custom look for your cruiser by having a plan in mind before you begin. Although lots of chrome … Continue reading

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Speed TV Promotes Bikernet Metric!

Speed TV likes high performance 2 and 4 wheel machines. They also like online magazines that are into performance cruisers. That’s why they profiled Thunder Bob and his newest endeavor, BikernetMetric.com.

BikernetMetric.com is live with weekly news columns, bike features, event coverage, tech articles, new bikes & product introductions and reviews. Click on Speed TV to view the article.

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A Classic Valkyrie

Mike got a steal of a deal on this two-tone, clean as a whistle power cruiser. He’s done quite a few upgrades to this classic bike from Honda:

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YouTube Tuesday: A Nasty Spill

That 3rd Jump Was a Real Doozie!!

I can really appreciate just how difficult dirt bike riding can be on the body. This YouTube is another reminder of why I’m sticking to cruising!

-MTB

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Kuryakyn Triple Whammy Now in Stock!

Make sure you are seen on the open road!

This new kit allows you to change your stock turn signals into Run-Turn-Brake lights with easy Plug and Play installation. The optional flash mode flashes the taillights when the brakes are hit, catching the attention of anyone behind you.

This kit includes Plug and Play Run-Turn-Brake Controller and replacement lenses or bulbs to update turn signals to Red. Click here to find a kit for your bike.

Note: Triple Whammy includes everything you need for installation on motorcycles equipped with OEM turn signals.

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Nikki’s Star: Phase II

It’s been nearly two years since Nikki & her V-Star appeared as a Thunder Rider. We caught up with Nikki and about 300 other riders during the 10th annual Star B Q in San Diego recently. Although her bike looked … Continue reading

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Dale’s V-Star 1300

Dale Hines Rides with Metric Thunder! One of the latest in a growing line of classic crusiers from Yamaha Star is the new V-Star 1300. Check out Dale’s Blue Beauty below and some of the mods he’s done so far:

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Roadliner Memphis Shades in Stock!

Now you can get this great windshield in clear, solar or several different gradient colors to match your bike. Just click on Memphis Shades for the Roadliner, find your size,then click on the drop down menu to pick a color. Mounting kits are sold separately under “Related Items.”

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Don’t Miss THE Biker Party of 2008 in Sturgis!!

Mark your calendar, polish your chrome and pack your saddlebags cause you’re headed to Thunder Road in Sturgis 2008 for the biggest biker bash of the year!

You can enter your Metric Cruiser or American V-Twin in one of the largest bike contests ever, and entry is free. Professional judges will be handing out over 2 dozen trophies in every class you can imagine.

Cast your vote for Ms Bikernet, enter or oggle at our wet t-shirt contest, mingle with moitorcycle hall of famers and meet Steven Tyler of Aerosmith as he shows off his new line of custom choppers.

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Vote For Miss Sturgis 2008

Final Voting Round for Miss Sturgis – The final voting round ends and the final three will move to the finalists on March 29. Miss Sturgis will be chosen by April 19th. CLICK HERE to make your vote.

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Biker Urban Legend?

A man was working on his motorcycle on his patio and his wife was in the house in the kitchen. The man was racing the engine on the motorcycle and somehow, the motorcycle slipped into gear. The man, still holding the handlebars, was dragged through a glass patio door and the motorcycle dumped onto the floor inside the house.

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New Suzuki M109R Windshields

National Cycle VStream Windshields

At Metric Thunder we found an outstanding wind screen from National Cycle. These shields are designed specifically for the M109R to provide excellent wind protection for the rider’s chest and shoulders, along with an aggressive profile that matches the styling of this bike.

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Just In From Bikernet Metric – Suzuki Lineup

Suzuki 2008 Cruiser Lineup

By El Jeffe

Since 1963 Suzuki has been importing innovative motorcycles into the United States, providing riders new levels of value and reliability. The 2008 cruiser edition is a blend of traditional and innovative technology and styling.

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YouTube Tuesday: Star Wars Kid – Drunken Jedi

Latest Release From Lucas Films

EPISODE III
Never before seen footage from the vaults of Lucas Films. A new Jedi arrives on the scene to wreck havoc and unleash the dogs of war. He looks like you and I but he has a secret weapon… Old Number 5… Jack Daniels.

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Bikernet Metric News

MARCH-ONLINE-NEWS

To see the latest news including McQueen, Legends Posters, New Parts and 2008 Rides at Bikernet-Metric click here. (Opens a New Window) – Latest Report: Dunlop Motorcycle Tires is offering a series of high-quality collector edition Legends posters, with the net proceeds benefiting injured riders through the Clayton Memorial Foundation.

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Dillo’s Legendary Classic

Steve “Dillo” Katz Rides with Metric Thunder This Suzuki 1500LC is ready to rock ‘n roll! Check out the short list of Steve’s mods on his Legendary Classic:

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A New Biker Flick From Quentin Tarantino

HELL RIDE is a raucous throwback to the days of the Sergio Leone spaghetti western, with a heaping helping of testosterone-fueled chopper action thrown into the mix.

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Tech Tip: Installing Ape Hangers

If you were to ask me “what’s the most common trend in motorcycle cruising bikes today?” I’d have to say it’s the increase in the number of bikers that are making the switch from stock or standard type handlebars over … Continue reading

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YouTube Tuesday: The Car Chase From “Bullitt”

Arguably One of the Best Car Chases on Film!

The ultimate road battle between Ford and Dodge! This car case from the 1968 classic, “Bullitt” starring Steve McQueen, set the gold standard for car chases over the next 40 years.

These two American Muscle cars were high on horsepower and low on handling. That makes the stunt work throughout the streets of San Francisco even more spectacular. See if you can pick out the make and model of motorcycle that gets tangled up in the oncoming high speed chase.

-MTB

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YouTube Tuesday: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse

A Classic Biker Moment From 1987!

The Coen Brothers are this year’s favorite for top honors at the Academy Awards with “No Country for Old Men.”

One of their earlier dark comedies, “Raising Arizona,” was released over 20 years ago and included a baby bounty hunter on a motorcycle played by ex-heavy weight boxer Randall “Tex” Cobb.

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RED TAG SALE FEATURES ROADBURNER EXHAUST!!

Click here for incredible savings on great stuff for your ride!

THIS MONTH FEATURING SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICING ON TOP QUALITY ROADBURNER EXHAUST!

So if you are looking for the best deals around, you just found ’em in our RED TAG sales department.

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YouTube Tueday: Super Bowl Sunday Special

Easily One of the Best Super Bowl Ads Ever!

SUPER BOWL CAT HERDING
It’s gotta be good if we’re gonna post a YouTube Tuesday on a Sunday…This one is in honor of the Super Bowl today and is a classic from the dot.com era. No matter who you are routing for today, history will be made.

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Thunder Bob Talks Roadliner & Stratoliner Risers

Thunder Bob On Seeing in Style

The Stratoliner, the new 1854cc flagship of Yamaha’s Star line of cruiser motorcycles, offers everything that the new XV1900 Roadliner motorcycle provides plus touring gear.

On long trips sometimes you need the bars set back a bit to increase your comfort. Baron’s create outstanding high-quality products. Click here for the details.

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YouTube Tuesday: Sea Knight Crash Lands

CH46 Sea Knight Helicopter Crash Lands

CH46 Sea Knight Helicopter helicopter crash lands and drops in the sea while trying to land on an aircraft carrier.

It looks like the pilot can recovery but the gods turn against him and into the drink he goes.

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Kuryakyn ISO Grip Helmet Locks

Secure Your Helmet

Helmets are easy to unload and to lose to thiefs. Not now!

Add the Grip End Helmet Lock to your ISOâ„¢-Grips or ISOâ„¢-Flame Grips and have a convenient and safe place to put your helmet when you leave your bike. This trick little device adds both a locking helmet holder to the end of your grips as well as functions as a bar end weight to assist in stabilizing.

Simply slide your helmet D Ring into the slot or use the provided helmet lock extension and lock it in.

Increase your security by clicking here.

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The Original Kuryakyn Skull Mirror

Thunder Bob On Seeing in Style

This Kuryakyn original skull mirror look good coming and going.

From the drivers seat, they are a functional, great looking custom mirror. A heavy duty locking mechanism and swivel ball keep these mirrors adjusted just where you want them.

Customers have called in about the cool factor of the skulls. You’ll like em. Click here for the details.

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Make Your Stock License Plate “Lay Down”

Here’s a low cost way to add some custom to your ride.

Kuryakyn’s Lay Down License Plate, is made to replace your stock license plate on a Honda VTX1800R, VTX1300R and most Harley-Davidsons with a 3 bolt mounting pattern.

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C90T Ready for the Road

Bryan Gregg Rides With Metric Thunder Although he’s obviously done a lot of modifications to the bike, Bryan has requested that we be “discrete” in listing his purchases due to the “approval process” in his residence…

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You Tube Tuesday: Opening Credits of Easy Rider

Freedom in America

Easy Rider, a 1969 road movie depicts two bikers named Wyatt, nicknamed ‘Captain America’ (Peter Fonda), and Billy (Dennis Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and South and experience its land and people.

Wyatt dresses in American flag-adorned leather, while Billy dresses in Native American-style buckskin pants and shirts and a bushman hat.

Even though everyone dies in the end, this movie has launched thousands of careers in the motorcycle industry, hundreds of businesses and kept rock and roll pumping along the ribbons of asphalt across America.

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Baron’s Risers Increase Comfort

More Comfort Makes You More Happy

Eliminate neck, shoulder and back pain, and make your bike feel like it has power steering because of greater leverage. They look good and are made with show-quality chrome.

BTW – Check out our new red tag sale area now!

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Mike & Maria’s Pair of Black Beauties

With Matching 3″ Hard Krome Black Res-Techs its Two for the Road!

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You Tube Tuesday: OCC Day

The Boys on David Letterman

Teutul’s visit the Late Show With David Letterman on CBS. Great interaction with Mikey and Dave.

Starting January 17th, 2008, all new episodes of American Chopper premiere. Starting with the first episode of the Air National Guard build.

Paul Teutul, Sr., metalworker by trade and founder of Orange County Choppers, Inc., first began his business of building custom choppers out of the basement of his home in Montgomery, NY.

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Kuryakyn Pro-R Hypercharger

Got The Need For Speed


Increase speed & performance with the Hypercharger from Kuryakyn. The Hypercharger has been widely recognized as one of the most cost effective performance modifications available today.

Thunder Bob talks about the need for more speed with the Hypercharger from Kuryakyn.

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Riding the Vision – An American Metric

A Concept Bike that Actually Looks Just Like the Concept! Although Polaris began introducing the revolutionary Victory Vision to the world nearly a year ago, we hadn’t had the chance to take one for a spin until a chilly December … Continue reading

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Red Tag Sale – Big Willy VTX 1800

Red Tag on Big Willy – Save $111.00

Long fat pipes that are big on sound and performance. Come complete with full-coverage, plasma-cut heat shields so you don’t have to see any discoloration. Ok, they are quality, sound good and the best price you will see for years… Click here to order a set for your VTX today.

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Red Tag Sale – Studded Max-Pax Tour Pack

Red Tag Sale

As functional as it is good looking – This Willie & Max Gray Thunder Studded Max-Pax Tour Pack is on Red Tag and that means you can take $50 off at Metric Thunder now.

Very limited quantities n stock!

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Hot New Product for Your Hard Krome 3″ Pipes

Made out of solid 100% CNC billet aluminum, the new Slayer End Caps are hot! Slayer flame end caps from Smartpartz. Replaces the end caps on all Hard Krome and Road Burner 3″ diameter exhaust systems

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Bikernet.com Launches BikernetMetric.com

Thunder Bob Adds BikernetMetric.com to His Growing Lifestyle-oriented Empire – Los Angeles, California, January 31, 2008: Bikernet.com, the online destination magazine for bikers who enjoy the V-Twin lifestyle, pulled the trigger on BikernetMetric.com to provide the metric cruiser market with the same high-quality tech tips, bike features and news that can be found on Bikernet.com.

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The 12 Days of Christmas!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the staff at Metric Thunder!

Hope you enjoy this amazing clip and that it brings some holiday cheer into tour home.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Quiet Kore Baffles from Smartpartz

There was a time when all you’d ever hear was, “how can I make my pipes sound as loud as possible?” I guess Dylan was right, the times they are a changin’.

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T Bike 2 Gets Some New Clothes!

Sometimes it only takes a couple of modifications to significantly change the look of your ride…

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Race Hoodie – Torian Chopper Leathers

Old Skool Cool – For Guys and Dolls

Torian Chopper Leathers’ jackets look good on and off the lead sled. Featured here is the Race Hoodie. This is Metirc Thunder’s NU 1 leather seller. Check out the Race Hoodie at Metric Thunder for great prices on leather.

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YouTube Tuesday: Love OCC? Vinnie “The Man” is Gone

Vinnie from OCC Runs V-Force Customs

At his new shop Vinnie and Cody square off on scooters and race around the shop for bragging rights.

BTW – This is our gratuitous plug on our new red tag sale area. Check it out now!

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4 Wheels, 375 HP and 1 Handlebar

New for 2008 – The F-80 Shredder comes complete or in a kit form. It utilizes a race motor, race radiator, race shocks, Brembo disc brakes and Porsche bits.

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YouTube Tuesday: Victory Wedding Dance

Baby got Back

The first dance at the wedding reception lasts a lifetime. It certainly will for these newlyweds as they were asked to come on to Ellen Degeneres Show to give it a go.

It takes a few times to hear what the song is about. Basically, he is singing about his love interest’s shapely back side.

BTW – This is our gratuitous plug on our new red tag sale area. Check it out now!

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Christmas Update: Santa’s Village

Ok Boys and Girls, snuggle up to the screen and enjoy some quality time with Santa at his village in the North Pole. Click here to see the Red one.

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YouTube Tuesday: Humor Today V2

Slapstick Comedy – Part Duo

Ok pilgrim, listen up and learn. Dick Van Dyke is a god of slap stick comedy. Is he good, oh yeah.

This sketch is of him lecturing on slapstick and how its popularity, as a form of humor, is decreasing. Absolutely hilarious.

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YouTube Tuesday: Humor Today V1

Slapstick Comedy

Are you ready for some humor? As Doctor Sigmund Freud said, “Laughing at people in pain is a manifestation of a deep seated hostility.” So enjoy, you mean sob.

Now, go out and play nice.

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Holiday Gift Giving 101

Thunder Bob has your rules for gift giving in 2007 – #1 Rule – Know your recipients. Not everyone drinks Jack Daniels. (Shameful, I know) Be aware of your client’s or employee’s style and interests. This helps you choose an appropriate gift.

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