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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Harley-Davidson Quad and Trike form Q-Tec Engineering

When two wheels or three wheels are just not enough, try a H-D quad conversion. Follow this link to read more about this:

2010 Harley-Davidson Trike Overview

Read the full article about the 2010 redesigned H-D Tri Glide Trike, just click on this link:

Monday, December 14, 2009

Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle Recall - This Includes Trikes

In accordance with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s defect reporting regulations, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. reported a defect – buckling of the front mounting brackets in a direction that is trying to tear the bracket away from the fuel tank tunnel in the area of the weld – discovered while performing a 30 MPH, 90 degree barrier impact test with a 2010 FLHTK motorcycle on May 28, 2009.

To read the full story, click the following link:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Tires?

The Fairfax Virginia HOG chapter recently participated in the Manassas city parade.

What made this interesting was the fact that they rode their Harleys in the snow, in a parade.

The pictures were taken by Jeff Haydon a chapter member.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Papa Johns' Donations to Lakewood WA Police Officers Families

For those that dont know....Please spread the word to everyone you know. On Tues & Wed, Dec.8th and 9th, every Papa John's Pizza in the ENTIRE US (not just Northwest) will donate 100% of all profits to the four families of the slain Lakewood, Washington Police Officers.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing the Mt. Baker Chapter HOG members, Harley-Davidson Bellingham employees, owners LJ & Robin Agnew, and new owner Greg Head a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wreaths Across America

A friend and HOG member from Fairfax Virginia asked us to post the information for this non-profit organization honoring the soldiers who have served their country.

Hundreds of Thousands of Wreaths will leave Maine on Dec 5th heading to Arlington cemetery and other military cemeteries around this Great Nation. Some will show up someplace near your home town. Now What? They need volunteers like you, your family, and your friends to help place wreaths on head stones of our military heroes on Dec 12th. I believe most locations start around 10:00 AM and take only a couple of hours, but this is based on how many Wreaths the location receives and how many volunteers are there to place them. My HOG Chapter will be out again at the Quantico and some of my friends are going to Arlington

This will be time well spent and some of you will have a tear in your eye, when you look back and see what we have done for our hero’s
Other ways to assist:
1.Please go to to locate a local cemetery participating.
2.You can also sponsor a Wreath for $15 and have it go to a cemetery of you choice.
3.Write an email or send this to all you know, to fly flags and wave banners for our current Troops, and take time to Honor the past .
I wish all of you a Merry Christmas

Sunday, November 22, 2009

H-D Bellingham Employees After Breakfast

The Mt. Baker Chapter HOG officers cooked breakfast for current owner LJ Agnew, new owner Greg Head, and all the shop employees for all they do for the chapter and taking care of their customers.

This photo is of Gordie, Sasha, and Kelly after they had breakfast and before they had to go to work.

As the past director I helped serve with Lorie, Dave M, Jeannie, Larry M., Mike G. Dave L., and Jan. It was a pleasure to do something nice for the shop and the employees.

Photo submitted by Dave Lahr.

Friday, November 20, 2009

An Award for Billie Marrs from Harley-Davidson Bellingham

During last evening's Mt Baker HOG meeting, Angie Haynes presented my wife Billie with an award from the dealership for her years of service to H-D Bellingham. Billie responded that it is the people of HOG that make the organization and she encouraged HOG members to get behind the new owner and chapter officers and make 2010 the best year ever for the shop and the HOG group.

photo submitted by Dave Lahr

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vintage Motorcycle Camper Trailer

Want to read about this 1930s Popular Science magazine concept? Click on the following link:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Motorcycle Wisdom

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 70 mph.
You start the game of life with a full pot of luck and an empty pot of experience. The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.
The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.
Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.
Sometimes it takes a whole tank of fuel before you can think straight.
Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.
Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.
One bike on the road is worth two in the garage.
Young riders pick a destination and go. Old riders pick a direction and go.
Whatever it is, it's better to do it in the wind.
Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway, it's an attitude.
People are like motorcycles; each is customized a bit differently.
The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.
A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.
Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 70 mph can double your vocabulary.
If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can't stop at every tavern.
A long ride can clear your mind; restore your faith and use up a lot of fuel.
If you can't get it going with bungee cords, wire and electrician's tape, it's serious.
Never try to race an old geezer; he may have one more gear than you.
Bikes parked out front mean good chicken-fried steak inside.
You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.
Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the car window.
There are two types of people in this world; people who ride motorcycles and people who wish they could.

Publisher unknown

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Help Us Honor A Fallen Hero, Thursday November 12th, 2009

The body of Spc. Aaron Aamot, 22, killed during active duty in Afghanistan will be flown home this Thursday, November 12th.

We would like to show Aaron and his family our heartfelt appreciation for his heroism.

The plane is scheduled to arrive at Bellingham International airport at 3:00p.m. After a color guard ceremony (approximately 10 minutes) the hearse will be accompanied by a motorcade and proceed to Ferndale. The procession will take I-5 North to Exit 262 (Main Street) and then follow Main Street to Moles Funeral Home located at 2039 Main Street.

We want as many members of our community as we can, to line the route along Main Street.

Please bring American Flags and any signs of thanks to honor our hero.

The motorcade is expected to arrive in Ferndale no later than 3:15 p.m.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gary Jensen...Ferndale Mayor

You just never know where Gary Jensen, mayor of Ferndale will wind up riding his Harley. He stopped by during the chapter adopt-a-road clean up.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

How Not To Park A Bike

submitted by Dave Lahr

Jean Davidson...daughter of Walter Davidson...Harley-Davidson

Five or six years ago Jean Davison, daughter of Walter Davidson, visited Harley-Davidson Bellingham and over the course of the day signed books and presented a slide show about her family and the H-D company.

Now, she is coming back to the area. If you would like to read more about how to meet Jean, click on the following link:

submitted by Gary MacDonald

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mt Seymour Parkway Vancouver Canada

This photo is from Google Street View posted on the following blog:

So when you are driving in North Vancouver on the Mt. Seymour Parkway beware of some very strange deer crossing the roads.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Harley-Davidson, Inc. will discontinue the Buell® product the rest of the press release at the following link:

Gary MacDonald...CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Gary MacDonald's new CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide in burnt amber with hot citrus flames. No one is going to miss this bike going down the road. Congratulations Gary.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trike Attack...4 H-D Tri Glides...

John & Kathy Worthington
Jeannie Gilbert
Vern Platt
Larry & Billie Marrs

submitted by Dave Lahr

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ron Johnson...his new ride!

This is Ron showing off his new ride to the residents of Stafholt Retirement Center.

Granite Falls Lunch Ride...09-20-2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Patriot Guard Riders

Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

Become a fan on Facebook at :

Memories in the Wind Motorcycle Hearse Co.

A Harley hearse? Follow this link and read about David Richards and his Harley hearse in the Knox News:

submitted by Gary MacDonald

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mike Sunderlin

What to see some incredibly beautiful photos? Check out Mike Sunderlin's photo gallery.

You will need to cut and paste this link into your brower to view it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sturgis...the ultimate experience

These pictures are from the Sturgis trip that Cheryl and Roger Yoakum and Brain and Nita Likkel took this year.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Top Secret Harley...

Back in the days when the Motor Company and its dealer network often communicated via telegraph, motorcycles and parts were given code names. The practice was stopped in
1954. Here are the code names for some significant models:

Miracle: Model 9-E, an early V-Twin, 1913
Jim: Model 20-W, Sport Model, 1920
Parody: Model 22-JD, the first 74 cu. in. engine, 1922
Escort: Firestone, non-skid tire, 1924
Azdee: Model 30-VL, a 74 cu. in. side-valve, 1930
Ejea( Model 34-GE, a fully-equipped Servi-Car, 1934
EhslIo: Model 36-EL, the first Knucklehead, 1936
Eyweu: Model 48-FL, the first Pan head, 1948
Fadge: Model 49-FL, the first 74" Hydra-Glide, 1949
Frxem: Model 52-K, 45 cu. in. Sport Model, 1952

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jesus and the Burglar

A burglar broke into a house and shined his flashlight around the garage looking for Harley-Davidson parts.

He wrenched off a chromed master brake cylinder when a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying: 'Jesus is watching you.' He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked off his flashlight and froze.

When he heard nothing more he continued. Just as he pulled out the Ultra's stereo he heard: 'Jesus is watching you.'

Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically. Finally, in the corner of the garage his light beam came to rest on a parrot.

Did you say that?' he hissed at the parrot. 'Yep,' the parrot confessed, then squawked, 'I'm just trying to warn you that he's watching you.'

The burglar relaxed. 'Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?'

Moses,' replied the bird.

Moses?' the burglar laughed. 'What kind of people would name a bird Moses?'

"The kind of bikers that would name a Rottweiler Jesus."

Monday, July 13, 2009

H-D Harley-Davidson Triglide Trike 3 Wheel Motorcycle

If you are currious about the new H-D triglide or myabe interested in purchaing a triglide, you should check out this blog by Mt. Baker HOG chapter member and chapter webmistress Jeannnie Gilbert.

This is not her first H-D trike conversion, and selling her show winning 1st trike was hard to do, but to hear her talk about the riding comfort and handling on her new H-D trike will make you wonder if maybe this isn't the Harley in your life.

You can book mark to follow her blog and updates on her blog and you can always find a link to her blog, right here on the Mt. Baker HOG blog.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just Two Harley Guys

Saturday morning at the Harley shop...donuts and bikes...what could be better for two real Harley guys?

Dave Lahr and his posse

Monday, June 22, 2009

Biker Book Project

International best-selling author Edward Winterhalder is looking to interview adults (motorcycle rider or non-motorcycle rider, over 16, under 60, male or female), that were raised in the home of a biker (male or female) or a member of a motorcycle club when they were a child, for a new book tentatively called “Biker Kidz: Who’s Your Daddy”.

Edward is particularly interested in hearing about good, happy or sad memories.

This book will answer the following questions:

What was it like as a child to grow up in the home of a biker or a motorcycle club member?

How did kids raised in the home of a biker or a motorcycle club member turn out?

Interviews for the book will be conducted via phone between June 1st and December 31st, 2009, by an academic research team located in the United States.

For more information about Edward Winterhalder, his books (which are sold all over the world and published in multiple languages) or his television shows, please go to or look for him on MySpace, Google, Facebook or the Facebook Group “Fans of Author Edward Winterhalder”.

If you live in North America and are i nterested in being a part of this project by consenting to be interviewed, please contact Edward Winterhalder via email c/o and provide the following information:

1. Your name and current age

2. The country, state or province that you currently live in

3. The name and location (state or province) of the motorcycle club that you are familiar with, if applicable

4. Your relationship to that motorcycle club, if applicable

5. When and how long were you around the motorcycle club, if applicable

6. Your email and phone contact details

Please note that all interviewees will be required to execute a permission release, after their interview has been turned into story form and approved by the interviewee.

To be interviewed for this project you should apply by submitting answers to the aforementioned questions to

Thank you,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mike Gilbert...The Instigator...

Mike Gilbert better known as "Speed Racer" signed up for the Advanced Street Skills Training last weekend and then convinced Rick that he should go with him. Boys and their toys. 80 to 90 and no sirens chasing you down.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Eagle at Birch Bay

As we left the restaurant after our chapter Thursday night dinner ride to Birch Bay, Dave Lahr spotted this eagle sitting in a tree. Dinner with friends, a beautiful sunset, and an Eagle. A perfect night.

Photo submitted by Dave Lahr.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ski to Sea...Mt. Baker Chapter Harley Owners Group volunteers

This is just a sampling of pictures from team #1 who volunteered to hand out water to the runners during Ski to Sea on May 24th. Check out the Mt. Baker Chapter website for more pictures of team #1 and team #2 who volunteered to help with the mountain bike leg of the race that began at Hovander Homestead Park.
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