The 1940 ULH flathead is all done and Born Free has come and gone. I had a great time met a lot of new friends and saw a lot of old ones. Thanks for all that stopped by to check out my build and show support for what I do with the Kennedy High School Chopper Class. The whole weekend was incredible and it always seems to go by way to fast. Thanks again to Mike and Grant for putting on the best show in the country and thanks again to all our sponsors. Harley-Davidson and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys really helped out a lot this year to be able to get to the show and back home again! I am proud of the bike and had a great time starting it for people who asked to hear it run and even was able to rip around the show grounds a few times on it. I am still a kid at heart and love having fun on old bikes, ride em don't hide em, so for the few who grumble about me starting and riding my bikes at a show, you better stay home next time cuz bike shows should be about riding and road stories not polishing and whining!.
Article by Lisa M. Ballard / Photos by Chris McMorrow - I could have easily titled this feature The Apology as I need to apologize to ChopCult member Jesse Pafford publicly. You see, Jesse has patiently waited for his bike to be featured here since the beginning of October. Since then, I dealt with email hacking (a big F U to whoever is to blame) and lost over ten years of contacts and many work-in-process features, one being Jesse's. I have to commend Jesse for not putting me on blast for making him wait. His bike and the touching story deserve to be featured, and I am thrilled to showcase it today. Read more
Bell Helmets, one of the industry's most iconic brands and a leader in innovative head protection, today announced the all-new Eliminator, a homage to its pioneering automotive helmets paired modern industry-leading safety standards. An incredibly bold and assertive street performance helmet, Eliminator was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of riders, from V-twin to modern streetfighter enthusiasts. The helmet also includes Bell's all-new ProVision shield, which features proprietary dual pane anti-fog technology.
Eliminator is available in either composite or carbon fiber shells, and includes a unique ventilation design that adds style and functional advantages over its competition. The ProVision shield is ECE certified, vastly outperforming the standard mist-retardant test, and is designed for all ranges of uses from everyday commuting to extreme competition. The shield is also available in eight different tint options.
"Bell developed the first mass-produced auto racing helmet in 1954 and has a long history in the industry with a performance-first mindset, and we drew on that history to design a racing-inspired helmet for motorcycle riders," said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets vice president. "We pride ourselves on developing purpose built helmets that not only protect the rider, but offer a number of other key features that riders desire. Eliminator has an aggressive attitude perfect for any rider looking to scorch the dragstrip, carve the canyons or own the streets."
The Eliminator's DNA lends itself to a storied history of burned rubber, dragstrip lights, checkered flags and white knuckles infused into a purpose-built street brawler. The newest addition to Bell's lineup is product of the company's continued innovation and combines light weight, perfect fit with Bell's legendary reputation for protection. The helmet, which comes in a variety of colorway options, will be available in December in select retailers and online at www.bellhelmets.com.
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