Plans for the Saturday Flood ride are set. Please let me know if you have any questions. Remember to Hydrate yourself, and keep an eye on your bike temp in these hot conditions. Just because you aren’t sweating doesn’t mean you aren’t dehydrating. If you are on your bike, you probably aren’t sweating because you are going 70 MPH and it’s evaporating.
If you are not on your bike, and you stop sweating, it means you are getting close to having some real medical trouble. Keep an eye on yourself, and on your friends. Water is best for hydration according to the experts. Soda with Caffeene and/or alcohol will not help you. Just because it’s “wet” does not mean it will keep you from dehydrating. Cramps in the Hands, arms, legs, or stomach are also an indication that you need some water.
For all of us Harley, BMW Airhead, and other air-cooled guys, remember: Idling your motor in 100+ degrees for an extended period is not good for your bike (or legs). I recommend shutting it down at anything longer than a stoplight if you can safely do it. THe most common situation for me when I am out riding is a train crossing. I see riders all the time in the summer sitting at the crossing while the train passes with their bike idling away and building up heat.
Some of the newer Harley models have a rear cylendar shut down. It’s almost like parade mode. They just have to twist the throttle by wire system opposite of the direction you turn to accelerate, and it shuts the back cylendar down. Upon rotating the throttle back to the open position from rest, the cylendar fires right back up. This is common on Harley touring bikes with the new can bus electronics systems. What’s a can bus system…Better technology for the electronic signals your bike needs. Cheaper, more reliable, less wire bulk in a few words.
Same bike Harley has been making for decades right? Maybe similar on the outside, but there are a lot of sophisticated innovations necessary to keep the classic look and sound of a Harley and still provide the power and performance discerning motorcycle buyers expect. Don’t let “Common Knowledge” get you. If you haven’t taken a look at the changes Harley has made in the last 5 years, stop up and see Scott Hill at the Dillon Harley store. Riders, non-riders, and anyone else is welcome all the time at both stores. Also contrary to so-called “Common Knowledge” there is no secret knock or handshake required to get a Harley salesperson to talk to you. They’re riders just like us, and they’re nice folks.
Pop Quiz, What’s the name of the only current liquid cooled Harley platform….Yes, there is one and NO, it’s not a regular Harley left out in the rain.
Give you a hint, it is the one that uses a frame production process called Hydroforming. This reduces the number of welds, allows for complicated bends, and results in a stronger piece. It’s also made in Kansas City.
See some of you tonight at the Zone 120th and Center. I did an upgrade to my bike last night in the garage. See if you can spot it. First one who does gets a beverage courtesy of Shifty this evening.
The plan is to leave Saturday morning. KICKSTANDS UP AT 8:00 am @ Bucky’s located on 102nd and Maple St
Planning to ride to Stanton, Ne about 110 miles from Omaha and have breakfast at a Biker friendly place called the Wolf’s Den. (excellent breakfast) top off at the Casey General Store and head to Yankton, Sd. about another 80 miles up the road. check out dam, ect. On the return we plan to catch I-29 cross either in Onawa/Decatur or Mo Valley.
That’s the plan so far for Saturday. Back by 5:30 at the latest.
What’s up Cycleshifty people,
The weekend is almost upon us, and plans are coming together.
Sunday SUNDAY SUNDAY!!!!
2nd Cycleshifty ride. We will have 2 rides.
One from 11:30 to 1:30ish
The second from 2 to 4ish
Both rides will start at the Zone on 120th and Center just North of Burger King. They have food, and will be open at 1PM for all those who need refreshments between the rides. Since it is Father’s day, I am planning to bring my Sons on part of the ride. Anyone else who wishes to bring their kids or their Father is certainly welcome. I will not be available for the entire ride, so I need someone to step up and lead the second half please.
Remember to bring $10 for a DOTH raffle ticket…or bring $100 and get 10 tickets! The flyer about DOTH and about the raffle is attached. Please send this information out to your friends and help us help the MDA kids and their families. They are wonderful kids and you will get to see their smiling faces at the DOTH poker run on july 16th. You will also get to see Blake and Sid Dillon ride motorcycles.
Remember that Hairclub for men guy that wasn’t just the owner, he was also a client……Well let me tell you, Sid and Blake can ride. They don’t own a bike shop just because it’s neat, they are motorcyclists just like us. They put in a lot of time and product to make this beneficial for the kids. There are a number of other behind the scenes people that work all year to make this the biggest event in the area for MDA. Thousands of bikes come out from all over for this street dance, poker run, day of fun. If you have never seen a couple thousand bikes parked in the same location I assure you it’s fantastic.
Now for the fun part……LET’S RIDE THIS TOGETHER AS THE CYCLESHIFTY GROUP! I need to know who plans to go and who doesn’t. More details in later messages, but mark your calendars for July 15th in the Evening, July 16th all day (and all night for some of you), and mark $10 in your wallet to buy a raffle ticket from me for a 2011 Road King. The raffle is only for DOTH, not some national drawing so your chances are really good.
Oh yeah, any of you ladies that think you have what it takes to become Miss July Heat are welcome to participate in the contest on the 16th after the ride…….No dudes in Bikinis. At least a few of you are disappointed, and that’s just creepy man.
1. GIMME $10 for the MDA kids and I give you a 2011 Roadking (Chance)
2. show up at 11:30 or at 2:00 at the Zone 120th and center to ride on Sunday the 19th
3. Mark July 15th and 16th on your calendar for Day of the Hog MDA fundraiser and poker run
4. Don’t forget to recognize the Fathers in your life. (Check out some of the Fathers Day discounts at Dillon Brothers including upto 38% off instock Motocross gear from Answer Motoctoss Gear MSR MX Pants, Glives, Jerseys, FLY Racing and Others)
Call them today t get yout generator. Plan ahead and be ready for bad weather, ig you have a power outage the honda generator can keep your fridge and other convient household items running….
Dillon Brothers Cabin Fever Poker Run
THIS SATURDAY Jan 16th 2010
I am tired of snow and cold and being cooped up in my house! And I’m dying to take a bike out for a couple hundred miles. If you feel the same way, I’ve got something that might cheer you up…
Dillon Brothers Cabin Fever Poker Run.
Here’s the details:
• Saturday, Jan 16 from 11am – 3pm (that’s this Saturday!)
• Six cards will be drawn, one each at the main checkout counter, service department and parts department at both Dillon Bros H-D & Dillon Bros MotorSports. The 6th card is a bonus card and can be used to replace any one of the first five already drawn.
• Best hand wins a $150 Dillon Bros Gift card AND a 24-hr HD bike rental; 2nd place = $100; 3rd place = $50. Worst hand = 24-hour HD bike rental.
• Participation is free to all adults over 18yrs… just print this email and present it to receive your poker run entry.
• Winners to be announced at 3:30pm (need not be present to win)
We’ll have hotdogs off the grill, a poker run atmosphere, and if you’re really jonesing for a ride, spend a couple minutes on a ride simulator (no helmet required!)
Save with great specials on motorclothes and accessories. And we’ll have great deals on carryover 09’s, specials on used bikes…shoot, with this much snow on the ground, pick any bike and we’ll do our best to get you on it!
Sorry for the late notice but I just came up with the idea this morning and our next 2 Saturdays have conflicts. Forward this email to all your riding buddies and
LET’S RIDE (sort of)!
Saturday September 12th, 2009 -
2nd Annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters Poker Run
Registration 10am to Noon at Dillon Brothers Harley-Davidson 2440 E. 23rd Fremont, Ne – All Classic Cars, Trucks & any make, model or year bikes welcome!
$15 – Rider & $10 – Passenger: T-Shirts $10 Each
Prizes include: $500 Gift Card to Dillon Brothers Harley Davidson
1st Place – Leather Jacket
2nd Place – Chaps
3rd Place – WileyX Sunglasses
and many more!
Dillon Brothers Harley-Davidson 2440 E. 23rd Fremont, Ne
1st Stop: FM GOLD 105.5, Arlington, Ne
2nd Stop: Fire Barn, Waterloo, Ne
3rd Stop: Rusty Rooster, Yutan, Ne
4th Stop: RK’s Bar and Grill, Malmo, Ne
Final Stop: Bottom Road, Morse Bluff, Ne
Visit the Dillon Brothers Events Page for more info
Looking for something to do tomorrow, Saturday May 16th? How about spending some time on your bike and helping out children with cancer. Starting at the Dillon Harley Location 174th and Maple in Omaha, Ne
Click here for Map to Dillon Harley
Join us for Dillon Brothers Maiden Voyage 7 to benefit Camp Quality of the Heartland. The forecast says sunny skies and temps into the 60’s, so throw on your favorite leather jacket and let’s ride. All the boys in the service department will join you on a great route with several biker friendly stops.
Registration is from 10am thru noon,
and its only $15 per rider and $10 per passenger.
They’ll be prizes for 1st thru 3rd with a $500 gift card to the best hand.
All bikes are welcome so forward this to all your friends and let’s ride!!
Upcoming Dillon Brothers Events
Alzheimers Assoc Ride to Remember — Sat May 30
Dillon Brothers MotorSports New Location Grand Opening — Sat June 27 Click Here for New Store Photos
3838 N HWS CLEVELAND BLVD Omaha, ne 68116
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