September 21, 2019
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Oil Drippings: News and Opinion

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Hurricane Sandy (and the celebration of my hometown of Harwinton’s 275th anniversary) diverted attention, but now it’s time to catch up… The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee has unveiled a display that showcases the “Tsunami Harley,” the 2004 Softail Night Train owned by Ikuo Yokoyama that …

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Bitsa Bike Gets Deserved Attention

 By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The appellation “bitsa bike” – as in a motorcycle made from “bits of this, bits of that” – might suggest to some an amalgam of parts that are crammed together, with the result being an ill-conceived finished product. To call Steve Luba’s custom motorcycle a …

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Wrapping Up The Motorcycle Cannonball

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com (Editor’s note: The Motorcycle Cannonball ended a month ago in San Francisco. This is the second of two column about the endurance run that appeared in “The Republican-American.”) Amazingly, “The Beast” made it. It went coast to coast, Newburgh, N.Y. to San Francisco and all …

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Oil Drippings: News and Opinion

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Most riders know the saying that goes “There are those who have gone down, and those who will go down.” That includes pretty much all riders. Motojournalist Wes Siler recently crashed and he makes a good case for wearing something more substantial than jeans when …

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Could Sale of Midtown Kawasaki Be Near?

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com A few months ago, RIDE-CT.com heard that a multi-brand suitor was pursuing Midtown Kawasaki, located at 1864 Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill. Nothing transpired, though, and the rumors eventually quieted – until today when an attempted check of the dealership’s website showed it to …

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Recovering From A Successful Torrington Thunder

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com It’s not easy getting old. That’s a phrase than anyone above “a certain age” can relate to. Right? After spending more than six hours hosting “The Republican-American”/RIDE-CT.com display on Friday night, a half-day on yard work Saturday and having to direct traffic for more than …

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