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I Bought Another Motorcycle!

Posted in American Biker, Arizona, Biker, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, U.S.A., Washington on December 7, 2018 by DRF

I’ve been looking for a 2nd motorcycle now for a few months.

I want a second (backup) motorcycle so when my brother, my son or best friend comes to visit (without their motorcycles) we can take a ride together. This way they won’t need to rent one at about $120 per day.  Crazy prices huh?  Or is it Just an excuse for another motorcycle?

I wasn’t in a hurry since I already had a bike.

I had three requirements.

– First it needs to be a Harley-Davidson. I’ve had Harley’s for so long now, I don’t want to change. It’s what I like!

– Second, It must be a 2007 or newer. That’s the year Harley changed from 5 speed to 6. It’s easier on the motor and makes a noticeable difference on long rides at highway speeds.

– Third, my price limit is $7,000. I don’t want to spend too much on a second motorcycle.

After searching off and on for a few months, I found one 1,500 miles away, in Washington, the same town as my brother. How nice is that? Not very convenient for me since it’s so far away, but at least I have a place to keep it until I can get out there and ride it home. And the price had just been reduced to $6,999. I don’t think their selling many bikes right now due to the weather, and the new models are arriving.

So I bought it over the phone! I had enough air miles saved up for a round trip ticket, so I flew out to take care of the paperwork last weekend.

My new, used 2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic.

Now I just need to find time to go back and get it. Winter is settling in and with the possibility of ice on the roads in the northwest USA, it may not be the best time of year to ride it back to Arizona.

So I’ll try and be patient and wait!

Veteran Biker Motorcycle Challenge Collectors Coin

Posted in American, American Biker, American Flag, Army, Biker, Challenge coin, Coast Guard, Coin, Custom Bike, Custom Motorcycle, Flag, Flags, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Collectibles, Motorcycles, Navy, USAF, USMC, VET, Veteran on December 6, 2018 by DRF

Here’s my newest motorcycle challenge (collectors) coin. This is the 3rd motorcycle related coin I’ve designed, with another one on the way.  Expected within a few weeks.

Available on eBay along with other coins I’ve designed.

For the Veteran Biker (VET) Army, USMC, Navy, USAF and Coast Guard.

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Veteran Biker Motorcycle Challenge Collectors Coin

This Challenge Coin is made of brass.  The front side is red white and blue with a silver finish that looks like chrome. The reverse side is black and silver that also looks like chrome.  It measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.

Start your own “Challenge Coin” tradition with your friends, relatives, co-workers, group, club etc.

This would also make a unique gift for the veteran motorcycle enthusiast, challenge coin collector, or anyone who collects motorcycle related memorabilia.

Challenge Coin Collectors Coin

The photos here don’t do the coin justice.  When you see it in person, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Very Nice!

Side 1.

Features a USA Flag along with the VET in the center with top rockers indicating Veteran Biker, and bottom rockers with “Ride Free” along with rockers for Army, USMC, Navy, USAF and Coast Guard.

Side 2.

Features a spoked wheel with a motorcycle tire, motorcycle engine heads, pistons, chain, disk brake, handlebars and headlight. There’s a lot going on here! Very nice detail on this coin.

Available on eBay along with other coins I’ve designed.

Air Traffic Control Specialist Challenge Collectors Coin

Posted in Motorcycles on November 24, 2018 by DRF

This isn’t motorcycle related here for my motorcycle blog, but for those that don’t know, I’m an air traffic controller when I’m not out riding my motorcycle! I designed this challenge collectors coin and had made for all past and present air traffic controllers (ATC). US Army, US Navy, USMC, USAF, FAA and DOD.

Air Traffic Control Specialist Challenge Collectors CoinThis Challenge Collectors Coin has a duel metal finish with a spur cut border. It measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.

Start your own “Challenge Coin” tradition with your friends, relatives, co-workers, group, club etc.

This would also make a unique gift for an air traffic controller or challenge coin collector.

This coin has been designed with all Air Traffic Controllers in mind. U.S. Army, USMC, U.S. Navy, USAF, Federal Aviation Administration FAA and the Department of Defense DOD. 

Side 1.

Features an Air Traffic Control Tower, a RADAR Scope, TRACON/RAPCON, ARTCC Enroute Center and a Compass. Circling the coin are common ATC phrases that are used daily by Air Traffic Controllers. Circling the coin is the phrase “Air Traffic Controllers – Guiding Pilots, Planes and Passengers Safely to their Destination”. 

Side 2.

Features a waving American Flag as the background with each governments seal/crest for the government branches that have Air Traffic Controllers.

Available on eBay and Etsy. Just do a search for “Air Traffic Control Challenge Coin” if you’re interested.

Motorcycle Challenge Collectors Coin #2

Posted in American, American Biker, Biker, Brotherhood, Challenge coin, Custom Bike, Custom Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Collectibles, Motorcycles on November 2, 2018 by DRF

Motorcycle Challenge Coin

Here’s the 2nd challenge collectors coin that I’ve designed and had produced.

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Available HERE on eBay along with the 1st coin I designed last month.

This Coin is made of brass, has an duo tone antique finish, measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.

This will make a unique gift for the motorcycle enthusiast, challenge coin collector, or anyone who collects motorcycle related memorabilia.

Side 1.

Features a pocket watch and a compass as symbols to represent “To my biker brother anytime anywhere”, “Wherever you are near or far never forget I’ve got your back” and “Brothers Forever”.

Side 2.

Features a Motorcycle engine along with the handlebars and headlight inside a motorcycle spoked wheel with a red sidewall tire.

Available HERE on eBay along with the 1st coin I designed last month.  I’ve also got 2 more motorcycle related coins in the works I hope to have for the holiday shopping starting soon.

Route 66 To Seligman, in Arizona

Posted in American, Arizona, Biker, Classic Car, General Store, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Route 66, Seligman AZ, USA on October 16, 2018 by DRF

Here’s some photos I took along Route 66 on the way to Seligman, Arizona.

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I’ll need to back here on a weekend when there will be more motorcycles and old classic cars on the road.  Not many people here on a Friday afternoon in October. It was still nice to take a ride through here though.

AIMExpo Las Vegas, NV Oct 2018

Posted in Las Vegas NV, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Clothing, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycle Helmet, Motorcycles on October 15, 2018 by DRF

I went to see the AIMExpo in Las Vegas a couple of days ago.  Here’s a few random photos I took of the show.  It was held in Mandalay Bays convention center.  I went early when they opened the doors at 9am, so not very many people walking around today.

American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) 2018

Posted in Las Vegas NV, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Accessories, Motorcycle Events, Motorcycles, Nevada on October 12, 2018 by DRF

I plan on attending the AIMExpo this weekend in Las Vegas NV.

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Check back soon for Photos of the show! 

I may even take the scenic route to Las Vegas along part of Route 66 in Arizona.  I hope to get some nice photos along the way.

 

 

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