Events

A BIG thanks goes out to all of our customers that trusted us with their Gerbing’s heated Clothing purchases in 2013.

Thanks to you, we were able to keep the #1 spot in WI for the 4th straight year.

Gerbing has some great gear planned for 2014 so check back regularly or drop us a line and we’ll make sure you never have to ride cold again.

Thanks again for the support,

Tony

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio – Billy Standley loved his 1967 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide so much that he wanted to be buried on it.

Standley, who died Sunday at 82 of lung cancer, got his wish as he was scheduled to be laid to rest Friday in a special plexiglass casket containing him riding his bike.

“He was a quirky man,” his daughter Dorothy Brown told the Dayton Daily News. “But when it comes to us kids, he loved us, he raised us well and, of course, we wanted to help him.”

Standley bought three extra burial plots at the Fairview Cemetery in Mutual, next to his wife, Lorna, to accommodate the 9-by-11-foot cement septic tank able to accommodate his bike. His sons, Pete and Roy, fashioned the casket out of Plexiglas, reinforcing the bottom with wood and steel rods to handle the extra weight. For five years, it sat in Standley’s garage and “if you stopped by his house, he showed you his casket,” Roy Standley said.

“He was proud of it.”

Join us Saturday, April 13th for the annual tire puncture repair Tech Day.

This will be a hands-on experience to repair actual punctures in tires so bring the kit from your bike and we’ll make sure you know how to use it!

During the tech day we will go over:

• Finding the leak in your tire
• Removing the object from a tire with tools you might have in your kit
• Plug the tire so you can get on the road again
• Fill the tire with air and test your repair
• Show and Tell – Bring your kit and compare it to others.

So, why wait until you are stuck on the side of the road with a flat to see if you know how to fix your own puncture?

If you are interested in attending, please let us know so he can plan for how many people to expect.

This will be our 4th year doing this and it’s always well-attended so don’t miss out!

When: 10am – Noon Saturday, April 13th
Where: Cyclenutz, 909 Blackstone Ave, Waukesha
To RSVP: You can post on the FB Event section or email us through our website.

Riding season is on hold for many and football season is over. So, what better way to spend Saturday than relaxing and watching a motorcycle movie. Doors will open at noon and movie will start at 1. Space is limited so please RSVP on our Facebook wall or emails us at events@cyclenutz.com so we know about how may folks will be there.

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Just a reminder that if you’re going to any of the remaining Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (Chicago, Indianapolis, or Charlotte), you can save on admission by buying your tickets online and using coupon code “Cyclenutz” .

If you’ve never been to the show, it’s a great place to see the latest bike models from the manufactures. You’ll also get a chance to see custom bikes, and see gear that you might be thinking about getting.

A big THANKS to everyone that showed up to our Open House yesterday. It’s always good to get a chance to visit with our customers, kick tires and share stories about this year’s rides, and talking farkles.

The turnout was great and even though Mother Nature set the temps a bit low (below freezing) we had a couple of brave souls ride in for the event.

We’re already talking about next years event and will probably start it a little later than we have in the past so that folks can finish up any Black Friday running around, and so it can warm up a bit so folks can ride in.

Cold Weather Riding isn't a problem with the right gear.

Join us on Friday, November 23rd for our 2nd annual Black Friday Open House.

The even runs from 9am – 1pm, well have refreshments and snacks in case you need to re-energize from busting down doors at other stores, and we’ll have our Gerbing’s rep on site to answer your heated gear questions.

If you’re shopping for gear for you or your bike you won’t want to miss this event. We’ll have specials on Gerbing’s, Sena Bluetooth, Adaptiv, Wolfman Luggage, and more.

See our Flyer for all the Details

Progressive’s annual International Motorcycle Show kicks off November 9th in Dallas Texas and makes 13 stops throughout the country. This years show marks the return of BMW Motorcycles as a full circuit participant.

 This year we’ve managed to arrange for ticket discounts for our customers that will be attending the show.

All you have to do is enter in coupon code “Cyclenutz” when you buy your ticket online and you’ll save $2 on your ticket price.

Motorcycle show Discount from BMW

After a long absence, BMW Motorrad will once again be at all 13 IMS shows across the U.S.A. – and you can get tickets for just $10 ($13 in  NY) when you purchase them online. Click here for info and show  schedule, and use promo code BMWRIDERS when you buy your tickets.

Every two years, on the off years of the Ironbutt rally, the Ironbutt Association holds an international meet to help bring together long distance riding veterans and those just entering into the sport.

Curt Gran, creator of the Fuzeblock and all around Farkle Master, had the great idea of having a bike build during the event to help show participants what it takes to transform a bike from a bone-stock bike to a mile eating machine. We were honored when Curt asked us to help out on the build and the planning began. Maura Gatensby, well known long distance rider, kindly volunteered her Suzuki 650 V-Strom for the project.

Tragically, Curt was killed in a motorcycle accident prior to the meet so the build was put on hold. Lisa Landry of the Ironbutt, myself, and Curt’s wife all wanted to see the build happen because Curt was so passionate about helping other riders, and educating anyone in the sport, but we didn’t know how to still make this huge undertaking happen.

Thankfully, IBA members Brian Roberts (V-Strom guru), and John Harrison (everything under the sun guru) felt the same way about the build and stepped up to the plate and volunteered spend their time at the meet working on the bike. Thankfully, once again the wheels were spinning.

When meet time came there were other mechanical issues that developed with the bike that added to our “To-Do” list. These issues were paramount because the bike had to be trucked in and we wanted to make sure Maura had a running bike to get her home.

The reason I mention these “other issues” is because, while I’ve mentioned a few names, the community pulled together and there were a LOT of folks helping out behind the scenes. They stepped up and did whatever it took to make sure this thing happened. Everything from holding flashlights as fuel pumps got disassembled in the box truck at night, to sourcing and picking up parts, and even siphoning gas from their own bikes to fire up the Strom. Without them, there’s no way this would have happened and my hat is off to them.

The project list was long and we did end up dropping some items from the list but they were things that Maura was comfortable doing on her own once she returned home. For two days we worked on the bike in the atrium of the hotel as meet attendees watched, asked questions, and offered suggestions.

Here’s the final list of what we were able to accomplish prior to firing up the bike and Maura riding it home.

Repairs:

  • Replace rusted stock tank with locally sourced salvage tank (coolest 2-tone Strom out there)
  • R&R fuel pump (clogged fuel pump pickup screen, damaged O-ring)

LD Farkling:

  • Fabricate & install custom brackets for the HID ballasts
  • Replace Stock head lamps with HID H-4 replacement lights, wiring harness, relays, and ballasts
  • Install light bar for the driving lights
  • Install HID aux driving lights, wiring harness, relays, and ballasts, and switch
  • Install Fuzeblock FZ-1 with aux wiring harness for forward power ports, battery tender connection, electrified tankbag power connection, 2-GPS’s, and extra circuits for future needs
  • Some re-routing of stock wiring and drilling of access ports in top of rear fender
  • Install handlebar unit for tire pressure monitoring system
  • Install Volt Meter
  • Install bulkhead fitting in fuel tank (for future aux tank installation)
  • Modify fuel pump plate to clear bulkhead fitting
  • Install ROX bar risers. Minor cable & hose rerouting was done but stock cables were used
  • Install Happy Trails saddlebag mounts and bags
  • Install Happy Trails trunk rack with GIVI top case plate

Throughout the event I couldn’t help but look around at folks watching, asking questions, and helping out and feeling a sense of accomplishment. Not accomplishment in the sense of getting tasks done, but accomplishment in seeing Curt’s vision come to life. This was just a small piece of everything Curt gave to the motorcycle community and I was honored to be a part of it.

The whole build was captured by the camera and converted to a video which you can watch below.

Video by: Michael Jordan