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It's funny how life works out. Mike Leslie was photographing the recent Appalachian Moto Jam as a spectator. We shared a few of his images through social media and the stars aligned. Mike has joined the contributing team, and we couldn't be happier. Take a moment to check out his first feature showcasing ChopCult member AJ Milmoe's lovely Panhead. Welcome to the family Mike and thanks to Al for letting us feature his bike!
Come celebrate the release of issue #33 of Show Class Magazine in Southeast Pennsylvania. This is a huge weekend in the area with the popular Oley Swap Meet about 25 miles away from the party venue. At least two of the builders/owners of bikes featured in the issue will be attending, as well as ChopCult contributor Daniel Venditto, who will be collecting images for an upcoming feature on www.chopcult.com. Follow Dan on the mighty 'GrAm for more information. Directions to The Office Tavern
Some asshat has stolen Cycle Source Magazine's Facebook page, which took years to build. Facebook is not helping to rectify the issue, so they have started a new page. Please follow Cycle Source Magazine and unlike Truck Magazine. Do a search for Cycle Source Magazine and Truck Magazine will pop up. We are not tagging TM here because thieves suck. Your support is appreciated. Thank you.
Our friends at Biltwell have offered not one but two EXFIL-80 bags for us to give away. Members can enter in the main forum as well as through our Instagram account. The winners will be announced on May 5th. Best of luck!
Big thanks to Biltwell for their constant support for the CC community!
From our friends at April Fuels - 'We are cancelling the ride on these dates. We planned this ride for folks to have a good time, not to ride two days in the solid rain and huddle under a tarp. We are very sorry to anyone this negatively effects. We would wait longer but we want to gove people a chance. Please keep following www.instagram.com/aprilfuels as we will repost a new date." -Cooker
Richard Minino and Yardley came together many years ago to form The VNM. The VNM is a one-stop shop for designs, artwork, and paint. Richard and Yardley both have major roles in the company, but both agree one the #1 Goal: Have a Good Time! I'm sure if you open your closet you can find a few designs created by them, for brands like Biltwell, Chemical Candy Customs, Southbound and Down, and so much more. ChopCult currently has three designs in stock that Yardley created, and I'm sure you will see more down the road. The thing I love most about these guys is that they are super easy to work with and have a fast turnaround. So let's open a cold one and get to know the guys behind The VNM. Enjoy!
Built to hold all your gear, this robust moto-ruck will easily swallow everything you need to travel and camp from your motorcycle for days on end. Adding functionality, the large external tool compartment is padded on the outside so you can lean back on it. This section easily unzips to put your tools and smaller items right at your fingertips without unstrapping the bag from your bike. The EXFIL-80 UV-treated and water resistant, but when you need 100% waterproofing, just open the zipper just under the tool compartment and pull out the attached waterproof sleeve and slide it over the entire system.
- Roll-top closure with velcro and side release buckles
- PVC backed for increased water resistance
- UV-Treated 1680 ballistic polyester
- Hi-vis orange interior liner
- Three removable, 1.5 inch mounting straps with reflective stitching
- Velcro-mounted, removable tool pouch
- Tool Compartment holds: 9 deep sockets, seven combination wrenches, includes mesh pocket and flat document pocket
- Waterproof sleeve in zippered compartment at base of bag
- Four rows of MOLLE webbing for modular customization
- SBS zippers
- Shoulder strap included
- Holds up to 80 - 12oz cans
Overall Dimensions (when full and closed):14' wide x 12' deep x 20' tall
The Lane Splitter is crafted around Biltwell's proprietary ABS outer shell and features a shock-absorbing EPS liner with hand-stitched interior padding, cheek pads, and BioFoam chin bar cushion for comfort. Generous vents in the chin bar get the air flowing, and the outlet in back lets hot air escape. The Lane Splitter shield boasts extremely accurate optics and simple hinge mechanics for high style and easy removal for replacement or cleaning. A brass peg and hole configuration on the left side of the shield offers speedy opening and secure closing with little fanfare or complication. Mesh pockets are included in the ear recess - perfect for aftermarket drop in communication systems.
*Injection-molded ABS outer shell with hand-painted finish