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by Alain Panneton
In the last issue of Revolution Motorcycle Magazine, I started describing the step-by-step process for the Blade painting. Blade is of course this futuristic looking motorcycle that made its first appearance at the Canada Cup this January in Toronto. As you’ve read before, I tried to give the appearance of weathered down metal by using transparent metallic colours with blues and greens, and an unusual technique. In this article I will start the drawings and keep on with the general process.

As you remember I wanted to give Blade a particular feel, one of antiquity. I can easily imagine the beast coming from an era older than ours that could have served as a sacrificial hotel, and was used to kill vampires and trap their souls within its entrails – no, my fantasies are not drug induced!. Old metal, tribal signs, crosses and trapped souls are all elements I will exploit in this painting.

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
Hey! We’re back and this time it’s all about sound. Oh yes! The sweet sound of Harley pipes, that loud crack when you twist the throttle, oh such a sweet sound to my ears! The first things that most riders replace on their scoots are the pipes. There is an array of different aftermarket products available, from original stock replacement to full out custom made that look really good. Some will give you more horsepower just because they are free flowing and less restrictive, (more power up to a point that is).

Yet the most outrageous of them are drag pipes that are better known as straight pipes because they have no baffles. Originally designed for racing they are better suited for full throttle operation. Straight pipes compromise mid range power and they are excessively loud, not that there’s anything wrong with that! All other types of pipes or exhaust systems incorporate baffles. Constructed in many different configurations, their prime objective is to reduce sound, give out a nice rumble and balance the exhaust track for a smooth and steady pulling engine. There are a variety of different exhaust pipe companies out there and for the most part the guys who run those companies bust their balls to give you the best products possible. Some offer slip-on mufflers, the kind that lets you keep your stock headers, and put forward the best economic value.

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Since my youth I’ve always enjoyed every possible “fun” vehicle out there, motocrosses, ATV’s, a snowmobile and yes a sportbike. Being a fan of performance and modifications I added an exhaust and custom handlebars to the bike, not only to be different but also for more power. I first developed my taste for customizing with my snowmobile by repainting the shocks, the skis, the bumpers and by creating new graphics for the finish.

My V-Rod strategy began in January of 2007 while I was looking at a Bike Trader publication. I noticed a Night Rod Special for sale and so the following day I called but unfortunately it was sold. Two of my friends from Val d’Or rode V- Rods and that gave me the craving for a Night Rod Special. I started my quest the following week by calling my Harley dealer but to my disappointment there wasn’t anymore 2008’s available. I then called all the other dealerships in Quebec but without success. I then turned to Ontario and by my second call I found...

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Old School

Old School

Franco Mantenerla In Famiglia

Franco De Pinto was born in 1942, in the small town of Bitritto in the province of Bari located on the lower east coast of Italy. He became an orphan at the age of three and was raised by his aunt and uncle in this picturesque town. Franco never knew his parents; his Father died in the Second World War when he was only two and sadly his mother passed away a year later. Schooling for Franco was short lived; he left after the fifth grade and never looked back. The world was to teach him much more than what any classroom could provide; he learned from the school of life. Mr. De Pinto started developing his mechanical skills from the time he left school. His small hometown bike shop set the stage for an extensive and successful profession.


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Interview

Interview

Carrier
Ever since I was very young, crossing the City of Acton Vale in Estrie, Quebec, meant that we soon would arrive at our destination. That is to say the family cottage located not far from there. Putting good memories aside, Acton Vale is also the town where Carrier Harley-Davidson® is located. For the longest time this fine dealership was also know as Boileau Moto Service. I say “for the longest time” because it was in 1975 that Michel and Pierre Boileau founded Boileau Moto Service. The brothers started their company by working together to create a Kawasaki dealership. Over the years several other brand names came and went but it was in 1980 that the Boileau brothers signed up to fly the Harley-Davidson® banner. With an allotment of fifteen bikes per year, the 1981 models hit the showroom floor. To meet the demands and assure good customer service, the Boileau’s hired two employees.

It was only several years later that the brothers decide to dedicate themselves totally to the Harley-Davidson Motor Company®. Boileau Moto Service became an exclusive dealership in 1994, a good decision that was to be confirmed in the following years. The company...

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