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FIRST EVER HARLEY DAVIDSON HYBRID MOTO-CAR-CYCLE ( NO THIS IS NOT A JOKE)

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Ever heard of a hybrid between a motorcycle and car? Me neither, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Why you ask? I don’t know, but maybe this guy just loves motorcycles and priuses?-who knows…  

So check it out, this dude took a 2008 Toyota Prius and replaced its original engine with a 1986 Sportster 883 engine, that had been bored out to give 1100cc’s of power. Using a modified Prius differential, the front wheels are able to deliver power to the engine via a chain.  He dropped in a 4 speed transmission and voila: the world’s first ever Toyota-Harley hybrid moto-car-cycle! (Dr. Frankenstein would be so proud!)  Most of the vehicle is part car however, as it has retained its original mirrors, wheels, and car body.  

All kidding aside though, the car not only runs, but it was actually used and competed in the 24 hours of LeMons.  For those of you interested in purchasing it, well, you’re in luck, as it’s currently for sale on ebay.

According to the seller,   the description states:

“If you are the type to whine about undisclosed damage after the completion of the sale, don’t friggin’ bid on this. While the title and the donor car itself are 100% clean and (despite appearances) there’s no previous accident for this car, consider it a total POS. That about sums it up.” 

The ToyoHog is registered and insured and has never been in an accident. The seller will also throw in the remnants of the original Sportster motorcycle who’s engine was taken and installed in the “ToyoHog”, (though the Harley no longer runs).  The owner also says he will throw in several spare parts including a 1994 1200cc Sportster engine with a five speed transmission and various pistons and cylinder heads. 

The one drawback I found however, was that the design kept the original steering wheel and pedals.  I would have loved for the steering and throttle control to have been changed to handlebars and grips, but maybe that will be available in next year’s model.  We’ll have to wait and see!

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HILARIOUS MOTORCYCLE PICS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY! CHECK ‘EM OUT!

 

Remember Safety First! Always wear your helmet-even if you’re a dog!

That’s one way to save on delivery costs!

That’s the spirit! Through rain or shine, sleet or snow-can’t let that stop me from riding!

That’s one way to get motorists attention!

I wonder how much horsepower (pun intended) that vehicle has?

Don’t you hate it when that happens?

I wouldn’t say he’s a “hell’s angel”, but he’s definitely an angel!

Hope you enjoyed these pics! If you want to see some pics of some great motorcycle products we have on sale, click on the links below:

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Big Changes:

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We are very happy to share some big news today with all of our loyal customers, supporters, and fans!

Today we are psyched to announce that we have completely finished with our redesign of vipcycle.com, from the ground up, with features aimed at enhancing usability and user experience.  Improvements include, a hot new look, featuring a lighter white washed design and background which makes it a lot easier to view product details better, putting a lot less strain on everyone’s eyes.  We have vastly upgraded the security of vipcycle from all angles, including adding a high level security grade SSL certificate which features stronger encryption, so your personal info and payment details will always be 100% safe and secure.  We have also added a cool tool which helps zoom in easier than before, on seeing any particular details of a product image that you might want to get a closer look at.  We’ve also added larger images and a live chat feature, to help you effortlessly contact us any time of the day with questions or concerns you may have about an order, a certain motorcycle part or a particular motorcycle accessory.  One of the best changes we’ve made however, has been in how we process and handle returns.  We’ve made it a lot easier to submit a return claim and we have also extended our return policy to 30 days.  Last but not least, we now back all of our purchases with a 30 day money back guarantee!  and offer free shipping on every order shipped within the USA-amazing or what?!

Whether your a new customer, old customer, one of our many fans, or a motorcycle enthusiast, we invite you to come check out the new and improved vipcycle.com, as we have many great items like mirrors, grips, and turn signals in stock for a variety of brands including Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha.  As an added bonus, use the coupon code: newvip, and we’ll take off 25% off your order! Hurry though, as this sale won’t last.

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cool article on how to ride a motorcycle by illinoisharley

Originally posted on illinoisharley:

Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Then you can learn to ride a motorcycle. All it takes is balance, knowledge, and practice. Follow the steps below and enjoy the most epic journey of your life!

FIRST STEP
You need to obtain your motorcycle permit by passing a written test at your DMV. Don’t worry if you do not pass the first time; just get back in line and try again. Here are some practice questions to help you make the grade.

Start by getting familiar with the laws, requirements, and rights of motorcycle riders in your state. This may sound dull, but is essential to safe riding. If you need motivation we suggest finding a riding class that covers all you need to know.

RULES OF THE ROAD
This is what you learned before you got behind the wheel of a car–the same goes for bikes…

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Check out the Popes’ motorcycle and leather jacket up for charity auction.  

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As winter quickly approaches, it is important to take steps in properly maintaining your motorcycle to prevent it from getting affected by the ravages of winter.  Improper winter maintenance of your motorcycle may cause your bike to sustain exterior damage and mechanical damage as well.  Fortunately for you, we at vipcycle.com, have written an easy to follow 14 step solution for properly winterizing your motorcycle-and the best part is, we’ve added some cool pictures in as well ;-)

Step 1: Gather all the items necessary for winterizing your bike which include

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motorcycle cover, cleaning cloths, a battery charger, a couple of quarts of oil (depending on how many your bike takes), a new oil filter, chain lube (if needed), fuel stabilizer, WD40, spark plug wrench, sponge, work gloves, leather conditioner, soap for cleaning your bike, and wax for keeping it shinny.  Choose a good spot to keep your bike in throughout the winter such as a garage.

Step 2: Give your bike a good cleaning
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Using a gentle soap or cleanser, mix the cleanser into a bucket of warm water and using a soft cloth, thoroughly wash the motorcycle.  Be careful not to spray any water into the opening of the muffler as this can cause rust to form inside of it.  Once you have thoroughly cleaned the bike, polish all metal surfaces using a quality metal polish and finally finish up by applying a good coat of wax to the bike.  Clean the chain on the motorcycle using WD40.  After it has been cleaned, lube your chain with a good lube oil.

Step 3: Fill up your gas tank with fuel to the max

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After completely filling up your gas tank with fuel, add a fuel stabilizer to it and turn on the motor until you get the gas running through the carburetor and fuel injectors.  Make sure to use a fresh bottle of fuel stabilizer, as it remains good for only two years after opening.

Step 4:  Drain your carburetor

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Shut off the gas petcock on your motor and drain the gas from the carburetor bowls.  If your motorcycle is fuel injected, then you get to skip this step :-)

Step 5:  Change your engine oil

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There’s nothing worse for a motorcycle’s engine than having old oil sitting in it.  Old oil can develop combustion gases which can start to corrode parts in your engine.  The longer the oil sits, the more corrosion will develop.  To prevent this from happening to your bike, always change the oil before storing the bike for extended periods of time.

Step 6: Lube your front forks

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By adding oil to your front forks, the oil will prevent the rubber seals around the forks from drying out.  Do not use WD40, as this will eventually dry out and cause sticking.  Only use a specified fork lube.

Step 7: Remove plugs and spark plug wires

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After removing the spark plug wires, using a spark plug wrench, remove the spark plugs, clean them, make sure they are gaped correctly, and put them back in.  Finally, re-attach the spark plug wires.

Step 8: Properly seal your muffler

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Using a banana (just kidding)-  Stuff a dry sponge inside the opening of your muffler or wrap a small bag over the end of it, to keep insects and other rodents from going inside of it and making it their home.  Paste a note on the bike reminding you of this so that you don’t inadvertently start the engine with the sponge or bag or banana ;-) left in there.

Step 9: Remove the battery or disconnect battery terminals

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To avoid sulfate build up from occurring on your battery, disconnect the terminals from the bike and remove the battery.  Applying a small dab of Vaseline to the battery terminals can also prevent them from corroding.

Step 10: Lube, lube, and more lube

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Apply lube to your drive shaft, pivot, and suspension points.

Step 11: Check your motorcycle’s cooling system

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Using a hygrometer, it is a good idea to check the level of anti-freeze coolant in your bike’s cooling system.  If necessary, drain and replace the coolant with new anti-freeze. It is advisable that you replace your coolant with new anti-freeze coolant, every two years.  Avoid leaving the level of anti-freeze low or empty, as this can lead to corrosion of your bike’s cooling system.

Step 12: Carefully clean and apply leather conditioner to all leather surfaces

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Doing so will prevent the leather from cracking and drying.

Step 13:  Apply WD40 or machine oil to the metal surfaces of your bike

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Apply WD40 using a soft cloth to all metal surfaces except the disc brakes.  This will help prevent rust as well as keep your bike looking great once spring time rolls around.

Step 14: Cover the bike with a motorcycle cover

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By covering your bike, you prevent it from collecting dust, which will not only keep it looking dirty, but get into places that you want to avoid.

Step 15: Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

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Doing so will raise your confidence and give you a sense of accomplishment and well being.

Step 16: Log onto www.vipcycle.com for deals on parts and accessories

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Have a look at the motorcycle parts and accessories we have to offer, like: motorcycle grips, mirrors, turn signals, and side mount license plate brackets.  Shop for whatever you need so when spring comes around, you’ll be ready to ride!

        Have you heard about Zero motorcycles?  Zero motorcycles, is a fairly new company based in the US, that manufactures electric motorcycles.  I’m not talking about those little scooters that are made in China, that you usually see restaurant delivery boys whizzing around traffic with-especially in different parts of NYC.  Looking at the company website, the bikes that they manufacture look pretty bad ass.  They have 5 models right now, which include a “Streetfighter,” a motocross bike, an “Urban Crosser”, and a dual sport bike.  Prices range from roughly $9,000 and up.

       The all new 2013 Zero S, is a big step up from its predecessor.  It features 54 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque.  The motor and battery are an all new design. The brush-less electric motor is maintenance-free and air cooled which means it does not require liquid cooling, so that means less plumbing, and as an added plus, it shaves some weight off the motorcycle as well.  There is also no clutch and no gears, making it simple to use for novice riders.  The Zero S weighs 355 pounds-similar to the weight of a 250cc-class sport bike.  Once running, you can select one of two options- Sport or Eco mode.  What the bike lacks though is in its braking system, as it does not come with ABS, however, it will be available in the 2016 model.

Looks are important, and in that category, it ranks pretty high.  It has a sleek frame design which blends nicely with its black mirrors and clear turn signals.

Performance wise, it can reach a top speed on 95mph, however at that speed and for a significant amount of time, the battery does tend to drain quicker than normal.  The Zero S has a range of 64 miles combined highway/city on a full charge.  Charging ranges from 6hrs to 3hrs based on whether you have the quick-charge accessory or not.  The typical cost to recharge the bike comes to an amazing 90 cents.  A full charge is equivalent to 463mpg city and 236mpg highway. With gas prices going up the way they’ve been, it makes sense from an economic perspective.

Finally, it comes in at a starting price of $13,995.  A little high for its class, but it pretty much pays for itself from all the money you save from not having to fill up at the gas station.  Plus, all you eco nuts get to feel proud that your not polluting the environment.

Overall, its got a lot of pros and a few things they still need to work on, but it definitely is an impressive piece of machinery.

Wow, my first blog, where do I begin?  I’d like to first welcome everyone to my blog, vipcycle, and thank you all for stopping by!

This blog’s purpose is to entertain, educate, and maybe even inspire, while being a forum for different ideas, trends, the latest news, tips, and thoughts on everything that has to do with motorcycles and the cool people that ride them.  So, once again, nice to meet you all and if have a moment, stop by and check out www.vipcycle.com, to see all the great motorcycle parts and motorcycle accessories we have to offer!

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