Mark Your Calendar for the 12 City Tour

Thinking of a 2011 /12 Motorcycle?
It is never to early to plan for your next 2-wheeled weapon.

The Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows provides the opportunity to see the complete model line-up from all the top motorcycle manufacturers in one place.

The New 2010-2011 International Motorcycle Shows Tour Dates

November 12-14, 2010
Dallas, TX
Dallas Convention Center
November 19-21, 2010
San Mateo, CA
San Mateo County Event Center
December 10-12, 2010
Seattle, WA
Qwest Field & Event Center
December 17-19, 2010
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Convention Center
January 7-9, 2011
Novi, MI
Rock Financial Showplace
January 14-16, 2011
Washington D.C.
Washington Convention Center
January 21-23, 2011
New York, NY
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
January 28-30, 2011
Cleveland, OH
I-X Center
February 4-6, 2011
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Convention Center
February 11-13, 2011
Chicago, IL
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
February 25-27, 2011
Greenville, SC
Carolina First Center
March 9-12, 2011
Daytona Beach, FL
Ocean Center

SEMINAR: SteveB Talks About Your Media Mix

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SteveB (Stephen Berner) Is On The Air

SteveB is on the Get It Done in 2010 Seminar. He is a MarketingMan with a bent towards motorcycles. He has been there and done that or knows who did it.

Listen to Bob Kay & SteveB on the Biker Pros Podcast.

Each month Biker Pros hosts a teleconference with executives that are in and out of the Powersports marketplace.

About Steve B
SteveB, IronWorks Magazine, Editor in Chief…

In a past life I worked for American Iron Magazine and also wrote for Hot Bike as a freelancer. I am a leather crafter and photographer and publish two of my own blogs – in addition to my 20-hr a day dream job with IronWorks : Steveb’s Daily Blather and 45dgree.
-SteveB

More Businesses use Twitter, Facebook

By Jon Swartz, USA TODAY

A surge in social-media use by small businesses reflects a shift in how they operate and their comfort with increasingly easy-to-use technology.

In growing numbers, small-business owners are adopting social-networking services, location-based services, Twitter and online video to promote products and services, according to a new study by MerchantCircle, a social network for small businesses. It polled a fraction of its more than 1.3 million members.

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Maximizing your web presence is key to building your small business

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FROM SMALL BUSINESS

Q: Hi Steve! I listened and watched a webinar you did today and have a question: Do I really need to use Web 2.0 tools on my site? It is a simple site that explains my business and not much more. I don’t see the need. — Todd

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FYI: iPad Fuels Magazine Disruption

While some publishers eye the Apple iPad hopefully as way of migrating the print experience into a rich, multimedia domain as never before, others are already leaping over paper entirely to reach new readers with original digital publications.

In one of the latest direct-to-iPad initiatives, Richard Branson’s Virgin empire announced plans to launch its first consumer magazine on the Apple tablet without a companion print edition. Virgin claims Maverick magazine will be consistent with Virgin’s overall brand, says AdAge, but will include actual articles rather than promotions other Virgin properties.

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Audio Post – Telephone to Blog

This is an interesting piece of technology that allows you to promote your business by 1. picking up the phone and 2. telling a story. After you hang up the audio is written to your website and you have a new piece of content.

Bikernet Studio Added to Cycle Source

After working with Bikernet Studio for a few years we are currently engaging in 2 upgrades.

      1. Updating the interface along with the look and feel to be consistent with the main site, bikernet.com.
      2. Moving the content so that it resides on the Cycle Source blog.

Now the exposure will be doubled and the demographics will be enhanced with a younger rider set.

Dennis Hopper: Easy Rider Art Man

Born in Kansas, Dennis Hopper was a consummate Angeleno: As an actor, he kept several backup careers going, including directing and a nearly 60-year stint as a visual artist. Stop into MOCA for the newly launched retrospective of paintings, photographs and large-scale installations, some of which date to the early 1960s. The exhibit features hundreds of pieces and was in the works before his death in late May, so if you missed his memorial service, don’t be ashamed to wander through MOCA wiping away tears.

MOCA Geffen Contemporary, 152 N. Central Ave., downtown L.A.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $10

Dennis HopperEd Ruscha, 1964, gelatin silver print, 16 x 24 in., taken by Dennis Hopper. (© The Estate of Dennis Hopper, MOCA / September 29, 2009)

“Dennis Hopper Double Standard” opened Sunday at the Geffen Contemporary, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Little Tokyo warehouse. A sense of melancholy hangs over the late Hollywood maverick’s photographs, paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works. Hopper, 74, died in May from complications of prostate cancer.

The show’s centerpiece is some 200 black-and-white documentary photographs, shot in the early 1960s but mostly printed for a Shafrazi exhibition and a hefty Taschen book last fall. Sometimes a visual joke — artist Bruce Conner plus pretty girls standing before a wall-sign advertising “Bruce Conner’s Physical Services” or Jane Fonda posed like a Hollywood Artemis — suggests humor’s power as social lever.
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Kendall Johnson Goes Fashion Forward with Roasted Boarzilla Pipes

Kendall Johnson's New Color - Rust BrownOne thing everyone knows about Kendall Johnson is that he likes horsepower. His bikes really scoot. When D&D was making a swing through North Carolina for Smoke Out East, we stopped in at Kendall Johnson Customs to see Kendall’s ride.

With his personal bike he only cares for power. His 2002 Bagger sports and 131” motor with S&S bottom end and crank, S&S B2 race heads,S&S Super G Carb, Revolution Performance Cylinders and D&D’s Boarzilla pipe. Continue reading “Kendall Johnson Goes Fashion Forward with Roasted Boarzilla Pipes”

RICK DOSS UPDATES HARLEY’S ROAD GLIDE WITH SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGIES SHOCKS

Rick Doss Updates Harley's Road Glide with Suspension Technologies Shocks

The Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Custom motorcycle is a classic touring bike with a slammed design and custom hot rod style. In order for the bike to handle well, it needs good shocks.

Rick Doss of Rick Doss, Inc. utilizes Suspension Technologies shocks on these bikes because they work so well. They keep you in the saddle longer, allows you to get through the turns faster… and maybe the most important aspect of the shock, it keeps your honey smiling.

Get more details at www.suspensiontechnologies.com