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Painting

by Alain Panneton
In our last issue, I started explaining how I paint a mural on a gas tank. After having prepped the surface, painted it black and defined the illustration in white (photo 1), it is now time to bring everything to life with colors.

I start by applying a transparent chrome yellow on everything (photo 2) followed by a transparent tangerine color (photo 3). At this point all the colors used are transparent but the black and white. As I go along I redefine the mural with white to punch out certain details (photo 4).

When I am satisfied with the result, I continue warming up the mural with tangerine and apple red, still transparent (photo 5). Again I touch up certain elements with white followed by yellow and tangerine.

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
Hi! Back again, this time to talk about feelings. No, not the ones your girlfriend wants you to talk about, but the thrill you get riding a high performance machine. Building and riding an all out custom machine is very exhilarating. You can really appreciate your work, not when you are riding but sitting on a terrace looking at it. The time spent riding the bike and the adrenaline rush you get twisting the throttle coming out of a curve or the g-force on acceleration to pass another vehicle are what a lot of riders seek.

There are many levels of performance – from a 10 horsepower gain to a whopping 150 hp boost and everything in between. In my many years of building motors, I have found that there is no secret formula to speed. Many engine builders use different set-ups obtaining very good results. There is no right or wrong way to develop horsepower; only the result counts.

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Say it!

Say it!

Further to the article about Laconia in the Fall 2007 issue, we received comments on the sonometre testing that the police, questioning whether they were less tolerant than usual. For those who were interested in knowing the actual decibel level emitting from their pipes, this test could be done on a voluntary basis and was without consequence.

I’d like to mention the difference between the laws and tolerances between a state (or province), and the next. In New Hampshire, the saying is “LIVE FREE OR DIE” – wearing a helmet is not obligatory, but you must wear sunglasses (which is totally logical) and the maximum decibel level permitted is 106. Here in Quebec, you must wear a helmet, sunglasses are not obligatory and 80 decibels is the maximum permitted.

So, getting back to Laconia at an event of this magnitude, a higher decibel level might be tolerated depending on the behavior that goes with it.

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Send photos of your bike, your trips, your parties, Memories, events, etc.

The funniest will be published. Winner of the year will get full page (once a year).

You must leave your name, address and phone number at the back of each photo with short description. If you include a pre-stamped and pre-addressed envelope we will send it back to you.

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International

International

By Pascal Richard
HOT-DOCK CUSTOM CYCLE
MADE IN JAPAN
Thanks to the money earned through his job as a sheet metal worker in a car bodyshop, Keiji Kawakita founded Hot Dock Custom Cycle in 1984 in Nerima Tokyo in Japan. He was 29 years old and his hobby of customizing Harley Davidsons would now become his full time job.

It was his second time competing in the AMD World Championship, which is the ultimate custom bike builder contest where 100 competitors from 11 countries around the world fought for the title of the World’s Best Custom Bike Builder.

In 2006, the first time he competed in the AMD Championship, it was with a client’s bike “The Crusador”. He was very confident with this project, but his confidence quickly disappeared when he saw...

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Interview

Interview

Sport Boutin
The inseparable Boutin sisters– Nathalie, Veronique and Genevieve– have Harley- Davidson in their souls!

Three pretty girls in a man’s world. Three pretty intelligent girls living their father’s dream and following in their grandfather’s footsteps.

The girls being familiar with the workplace, the employees and the motorcycle world, the shop quickly became home ground and it felt good, so good, that they decided to become part of it. After their father Donald passed away in 1998, with the support of their mother they joined forces and implicated themselves even more in the business. Following the death of their mother in 2002, they were quite aware that everything now rested on their shoulders.

They have gained experience and the know-how to run the business, and they are also well surrounded with a team of 10 competent...

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