Pardon are dust!

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

It has been a rocky road. I have purchased Metric Thunder from Jim Cantarini in Febrary and the transition continues. I am also in the midst of opening a Metric Thunder outlet store. I am humbled and appoligize to those customers who have suffered with us by getting shippments later than usual. This was compounded by the busy time of the year happening simultaneously. I will be contacting each customer personally. Thank you to those who have been patient with me. The quality of service and performance is about to change!

Best regards, David Hess / Owner 478-273-8008

Indian Motorcycle unveils Long Beach International Motorcycle Show plans

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Indian Motorcycle unveils Long Beach IMS plans

News release

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its itinerary for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., which takes place November 14-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Riders in southern California are encouraged to be among the first in the nation to take a demo ride on the stunning new 2015 Indian Scout, motorcycling’s hottest new middle-weight cruiser, the ultra-premium luxury touring Indian Roadmaster and the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup.

“With Scout reservations exceeding all expectations and inventory expected in dealerships by year end, we’re excited to give our fans in California a chance to be among the first in the country to take a demo ride on this beautiful new machine,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “It’s a bike that delivers quickness, power, precise handling, balance and comfort, and at a starting price of $10,999 we think just about everyone who rides this bike will want to own one.”

Test Ride the Entire 2015 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

Long Beach riders are encouraged to test ride the all-new 2015 Indian Motorcycle line-up. Riders must be 18 or older, provide valid motorcycle endorsement and wear proper riding attire. Demos will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Experience History and History-in-the-Making at the Indian Motorcycle Exhibit

Visit the Indian Motorcycle booth to discover what Indian Motorcycle has been up to including a close-up look at the 2015 Indian motorcycle lineup, the Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Cutaway, Scout Engine Cutaway and more. We’ll have eye candy galore for bike lovers, including a beautifully restored 1935 Indian Chief as seen on “American Picker” on HISTORY, a Roland Sands Custom Indian Chieftain, the Indian Scout Custom 101 as ridden on the Wall of Death in Sturgis, and much more.

Apparel, Accessories & Giveaways

Check out the company’s 2015 casual wear, hats and gifts for sale and get a free 2015 Indian Motorcycle calendar with a $75 or more purchase. Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessories will also be on-display, including a Scout sporting an array of quick release accessories so riders can easily find the right fit. Attendees who stop by the exhibit and get their picture taken on an Indian motorcycle will receive a free gift, and Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group members who show their membership card at the booth can receive an exclusive 2015 patch.

Tbike1 Rebuilt after Crash

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Thunderbike 1 re-build after accident. Tore down front end and replaced steering head bearings….new fork oil…Re-mounted new Headwinds headlamp 1-1/2″ further back into steering head. Looks way better IMHO, Installed Cyborg 3600 Lumen LED H4 headlamp bulb, that sucker is BRIGHT!…….aquired new Kuryakyn Constellation driving light bar and mounted with Kury’s new replacement LED bulbs. Brightest combo of forward lighting I have seen to date! Mounted new Dunlop Elite 3 radials front and rear….New grips and levers………..New larger Saddlemen sissybar pad for my poor ‘ol ageing back….. New DG Performance HardKrome Sideburner 2-1 pipes (growl!)….. New stator (had to pull cover anyway to fix pesky oil drip)…..Cleaned up a bunch of wireing and installed Run/Turn/Brake controller for new Rear LED Toombstone tailight and signals……Clean Clean and more clean! Wild Bill Custom paint has done as good of a job as Danny Martinez did 11 years ago. In some ways better. This shade of red is just a bit brighter and deeper and really pops in the sunlight. Front fender was done and delivered the friday before the accident. Just did not have time to install it thank God! Love the new paint! Reinstalled the original flame stitched Profiler Saddle by Saddlemen, Fixed/replaced forward control parts, Replaced ’03 rear fender with a ’98 rear fender with lower skirts, Replaced rear fender struts, Did I mention clean and clean again? The results are wonderful. Not bad for a 11 year old bike!

Kevin Stanonis and his Honda VT750DC custom Shadow Sprit

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Curt Johnson’s Well Appointed Suzuki C90.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Maria’s new Black Ceramic Cobra Sweepers on her Honda Fury…..NICE!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Thunderbike Wins “Sickest Cruiser” at RollinHardRiders “2 Foster Independence” Rally!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Metric Thunder is proud to support Foster Independence for at risk Teens and Foster Youth in our local community. The organizers stuck the Tbike in the bike show and it WON! Great day was had by all and for a wonderfull cause. RollingHardRiders is a So. Cal sportbike club, Great bunch too! Thanks Guys!

Metric & American Choppers & Bobbers

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Have Some Fun – Get Out & Ride

LimpnickieLot.com is a young new attitude of Choppers and Bobbers.

Choppers, Bobbers & Skate – That’s what they did during Daytona Bike Week 2009. See the boys at Stone Edge Skatepark, South Daytona, FL 32119, United States.

Daytona Beach Bike Week is a motorcycle event and rally held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida. Approximately 500,000 people make their way to the rally area for the 10-day event. The festivities include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, and street festivals.

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble for Spring

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Get Your Bike Out – It’s March! Here are some tips to get you out and rolling:

      1. If you took the battery out of the bike make sure it’s charged up before you re-install it.
      2. If you didn’t take it out make sure it’s charged up and the battery terminals are clean.
      3. Check the engine and primary oil and tranny fluid.
      4. Check the brake fluid levels and pads.
      5. Check the tires and their air pressures.
      6. Check the drive belt or chain.
      7. Check the cables.
      8. Check all the lights.
      9. Wash and dry the bike thoroughly and then wax it.
      10. Clean and polish the chrome.

Bonus Tips

  1. Clean all the leather on the bike.
  2. Add octane booster.
  3. Make sure your riding gear still fits.

Grand National Roadster Show Update

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Roadster Show

The Grand National Roadster Show celebrated its 60th year this past weekend in Pomona, CA. This premier event features hundreds of the best hot rods, customs, muscle cars, motorcycles, street machines and classic trucks found anywhere in the world and is the longest running indoor car show anywhere.

Located in 9 buildings, the art on wheels included some of Big Daddy Roth’s creations to lowriders to motorcycles. In a few words… it had it all.

The event is dedicated to those who spend long hours and considerable resources to create their automotive dreams. These craftsmen fashion with metal, fiberglass, fabric and chrome the automotive and motorcycle objects of art that enthusiasts of all ages can stand back and admire.

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ROAD BURNER Delivers SLT-Sound Lowering Technology

Saturday, September 13th, 2008
SLT-Sound Lowering Technology

Excessive sound is one of the biggest hurdles that motorcycle riders have today. Loud pipes are no longer tolerated in many parts of the country now. Road Burner has been busy this past year developing our new SLT (Sound Lowering Technology). The patent pending technology reduces your exhaust sound to a reasonable level. We have Road Burners in our Red Tag Sale section, check them out.

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