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November’s Tattoo Contestants

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
November 2006 Tattoo Contest at Metric Thunder

Our Thunder Saddle contest for November is hot and just about done for the month! November’s winner will be selected next Thursday on November 30, 2006. The ink is flowing so send us a pic of your tat and show us what you got. Continued »

Carlson Wins Duel at the Docks Unlimited Championship

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Checking out the Duel at the Docks and the AMA Supermoto CHAMPIONSHIP in Long Beach

Team Red Bull KTM HMC’s Ben Carlson was crowned 2006 AMA Supermoto Unlimited champion following an unpredictable and hard-fought title fight on Sunday evening at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Continued »

Thunder Bob Visits Bikernet’s World HQ

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Bandit’s Salt Shaker

The first weekend of November Thunder Bob stopped in at the World Headquarters of Bikernet.com in Wilmington, CA to visit with Bandit and SinWu. For those of you that don’t know, Bikernet is the authoritative voice for the online biker community.

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The Tattoo Contest is Heating Up!

Sunday, November 5th, 2006
Motorcycle parts and accessories

Down here at Tattoo Central we are seeing a lot of good tats coming in. Here is a sample that was recently passed along to our judge Bandit from Bikernet.com.

It is one of many we have seen that we really like. Continued »

Getting Ready for the Duel

Sunday, November 5th, 2006
Jurgen Kunzel at Speed at the Duel

Thunder Bob is riding over to the Duel at the Docks with Ducati mounted Tom Monroe of Saddleman. They will be hooking up with Bandit of Bikernet.com and hanging out at the Factory KTM Transporter with Team Red Bull KTM HMC.

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Tom Weld Wins the “Duel at the Docks”

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Houston, We have a winner!

Metric Thunder’s 2006 Supermoto Championship Contest is won by Tom Weld

Tom won 2 tickets to the Duel at the Docks, Continued »

Win a Custom Thunder Saddle

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
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Win A Custom Thunder Saddle For Your Sled!

This is what you have been waiting for. For the next 8 months we will be giving away a custom Thunder Saddle each month. These saddles are the most exclusive and most comfortable saddles around. They are very cool because each saddle represents your tattoo. Continued »

Hines Wins Vegas Round – Leads Points

Monday, October 30th, 2006
Andrew Hines and the Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Harley-Davidson team win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Hines Rides Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod Event Win at Vegas and Takes Over NHRA Pro Stock Lead

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2006) – Andrew Hines and the Screamin’ Eagle/ Vance & Hines V-Rod Harley-Davidson team now like The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They really don’t have a reason not to like it now. Sunday was that good for the team. Continued »

The “Governator” Comes to Cook’s Corner!

Saturday, October 28th, 2006
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Arnold the Governator stopped in at historic Cook’s Corner biker friendly bar in Santiago Canyon, CA on Saturday October 21st.

With only 17 days remaining before election day, Schwarzenegger led a group of riders on his 2003 Indian Chief through the canyon to a crowd of over 1,500 bikers. Continued »

Want More Saddle Time? We can help!

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Ride more – Call in Sick

Use Technology To Increase Time on Your Motorcycle

Have you ever checked the weather forecast the night before and found out the next day would be a perfect day to spend in the saddle? Well, Team Metric Thunder has found a way for you to take the time off from work that you need and deserve. Continued »

Las Vegas Hosts Big Twin West

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Metric Thunder Brings You Big Twin West Information

December is the Annual Big Twin West Show

Santa Ana, California – Advanstar Communications, Inc – a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarkets – today announced that Big Twin West, Continued »

New OCC Book Hits In Time For Christmas

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
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How a Dysfunctional Family Creates an Empire

This article is a review of a book called Orange County Choppers: The Tale of the Teutuls by Paul Teutul Sr., Paul M. Teutul, and Michael Teutul with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. This book is available through Warner Books.
from Walter Kern, About.com Continued »

New Thunder Saddle Designs

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Thunder Seats from Metric Thunder

20 New Thunder Saddle Design For Your Sled

Metric Thunder has a new series of Thunder Saddle designs. Each design is stitched into the saddle in relief. The raised design adds texture and personality. Underneath the design lies Saddle Gel, which increases comfort and riding longevity. Continued »

Video – When Your Tatoo Runs Down Your Chest

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Not everyone deserves to own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Funny commercial for the Missouri Lottery and Harley-Davidson. Continued »

Win 2 FREE Tickets to SOCAL Supermoto Championship

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
2 tickets to Troy Lee’s Dual at the Docks

The Supermoto Championship is Coming to Long Beach – WIN 2 FREE tickets.

One lucky person will win 2 tickets to the Duel at the Docks, Continued »

Video – Brad Ruel (Custom Metric Motorcycle)

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

You might have seen Brad Ruel in Las Vegas at the 2006 LV Bike Fest. He did his gig with Metric Revolution and we have a clip of his slammed sled. Metric Revolution TV held their build-off finale at Hooter’s Hotel and Casino. Great music, vendors, bikes, entertainment, wrestling and bikini contests all came together in an outstanding package.

Video – Attention Organ Donors

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Checkout this video. It will hurt ya!

Metric Thunder is a 2 Time Winner in Palm Springs!

Thursday, October 19th, 2006
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Metric Thunder and McIntyre take home trophies during American Heat in Palm Springs

Metric Thunder Bob and Bill McIntyre, (a good friend of Metric Thunder). hit the road for the American Heat bike rally in Palm Springs last week. Great weather, hot bikes, babes and great music were on tap in the desert for the three day event. Continued »

Bikernet Is Having a Bikini Contest

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
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I found a fun Bikini Contest over at our friends at Bikernet.com. The winner of the contest gets a free set of D&D Performance Exhaust Pipes. I like the pipes and the dyno results look good. Continued »

3 Wheels, 4 Cylinders, 5 Speed, 150 HP

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
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When 2 wheels isn’t enough and 4 is too many… The Stallion trike from Thoroughbred Motorsports, a subsidiary of trike converters Motor Trike, features a frame and suspension designed completely in-house by Motor Trike engineers, and a 2.3-liter Ford Continued »

Metric Thunder Survey

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
Thank You for taking our Survey

Thanks For Completing the Survey


Thank you for taking time and answering our survey. We appreciate your input. Your opinions and insights will allow us to build a resource that entertains, informs and provides great products for your motorcycle.

If you have additional suggestions please call Thunder Bob directly at (866) 744-7900. Continued »

Water Cooled Sportster? E Gads, Is the World’s End Near?

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
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October’s issue of Motorcyclist Magazine reports on a new Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle being tested in the Arizona desert. A reader of Motorcyclist saw a water cooled pushrod V-Twin with the word “Sportster� embossed into the engine cases.

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Motorcyclist Reports on Victory’s Touring MC

Sunday, October 1st, 2006
2008 Victory Models Announced

Next Motorcycle Series from Victory

Motorcyclist magazine’s Senior Editor Tim Carrithers reports on the next series of motorcycles coming out of Victory Motorcycle. Carrithers met with Victory Vice President Mark Blackwell, who outlined the company’s plan to enter the luxury-touring market with something entirely new, entirely American and entirely cool. Look for the bike to come out next year as a 2008 model.

Click here to review the Victory concepts.

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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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 »

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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Pics of Jesse Rooke and his Snarling Darla

Friday, August 25th, 2006
Jesse Rooke poses for Metric Thunder

I saw “Darla� at the first race of the 2006 AMA Supermoto Championship at Fontana, CA. I met with Jesse Rooke and conducted an interview with him for Bkernet Radio. This was the day before Jesse and Roland Sands headed off for the Discovery Channel’s “Biker Build-Off� series.

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Metric Thunder Sponsors BUB Speed Trials

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
Metric Thunder Sponsor Speedtrials by BUB

Metric Thunder is proud to announce it’s participation and sponsorship in the 2006 International Motorcycle Speed Trials in Bonneville, Utah. Continued »

Bub Streamliner Goes 300mph on Metric Thunder Radio

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Bub Streamliner Goes 300mph on Metric Thunder Radio

Bub Enterprises Streamliner hit 300mph mark in a recent run on the Salt Flats in preparation for next month’s Speed Trials in Bonneville. Continued »