Saturday, September 24, 2011

Motorcycle Rodeo

Scenes from the 2011 Mid Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo - If you haven't been to one, it is really impressive to see the skill it takes to operate these motorcycles.

Fairfax County Represented

The obstacle course

Course action

Scrapin' the floor boards

Ever wonder what is in the back of those bikes?

Up close

These BMWs are pretty nice

Barricade from the Transformers Movie


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Harley-Davidson Demo Day

I didn't think I would be able to demo ride a V-Rod because of hurricane Irene, but the weather cleared up and turned out nice the following day.  Here are some pics of the event - they had it at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center where the store owner's are rude but the restaurants are pretty good

Volunteers from Fairfax HOG and employees from Patriot HD helped with the event

The big Harley-Davidson truck with all the toys!

2012 Softail 

2012 Dyna Switchback

Demo riders coming back from their ride

The XR1200X

The 2012 Nightrod Special (I wish H-D would change their naming convention)

Ready for the next set of demo riders

The new Ben and Jerry's themed CVO Street Glide

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ducati Experience

Okay, just to change it up a bit - I test rode a Ducati Multistrada.  We watched a video about their bikes, they gave us free capucino and biscotis, and took us for a nice ride through old town Leesburg.  Very nice experience indeed... but I still love my HD!

It started to rain but we waited it out - well worth it since it made for a cooler ride

Multistrada 1200 in touring configuration

The new Diavel

The Multistrada in Sport Configuration

Friday, May 13, 2011

Patriot visit

Stopped by my local Harley dealer Patriot Harley in Fairfax and here are some bikes in their showroom

Road Glides seem to be getting more popular

They have this nice Softail Wide Glide

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nightstick Upgrade

I bought this Screamin' Eagle 2-into-1 exhaust slip on muffler last year and I finally got around to installing it.  Installation was easy and took me about 30 minutes from start to finish.  The part that took the longest was removing the old muffler.  Tools needed were a 3/4 wrench and torque wrench.

The Nightstick out of the box Part number: 80881-10 and muffler clamp.

Picture of the old muffler as installed - to give me a reference when installing the new one
Old muffler on the left - Nightstick on the right
Nightstick tip
Nightstick installed
All installed!
I also replaced the timer cover
Timer cover removed
End result