Phoenix Tire Changer Discounted – SALE!

Phoenix Tire Changer Helper Arm Option

Phoenix PWC2950 Tire Changer has ability to accept helper arm and is on sale now.

Right now we are offering a special promotion on a tire changer! Phoenix PWC2950 Tire Changer is regularly priced at $1,695 and is currently discounted to $1,549. A nice feature of this machine is that it is designed to accept a helper arm, offering flexibility for those who might not need one now, but maybe down the road.

This unit include free shipping and there is no sales tax. Combo Tire Changer Wheel Balancer sets available as well. Check out our full line of Phoenix tire changers and wheel balancers.

Phoenix PWC2950 Tire Changer Features include all metal valving throughout the tire changer. It includes an all plastic duck head for installing when working with fragile, high end wheels — normally an option with other suppliers. This tire changer can be fitted for a helper arm as an option, if needs are such. It features an easy fill oiler, which helps to  limit wear on internal parts. It also features an air filter/quick drain water trap with an adjustable regulator. Heavy duty, no flex 26″ turntable, and requires 110 volt electric power for forward and reverse, and has air power for clamping.

This machine includes self centering clamp with stepping function, quick inflation device for tubeless tire (bead blaster), precise inflate / deflate air gauge and hose, rubber padded mount/demount tool (duckhead). It also includes reservoir for rubber lubricant, plastic protectors for turntable clamps.

Optional adapter for motorcycle is also available.


Power Supply: 110V
Motor Power: 1.5 Hp
Bead Breaker Force: 5500 lbs
Air Supply: 0.6 – 1.0 mpa
Rim Clamping Range: 12 – 24″  outside, 15 – 26″  inside
Max Wheel Width: 15″
Max Wheel Diameter: 43″
Shipping Weight: 680 lbs

For those interested in purchasing a unit with a helper arm immediately, the PWC2950A tire changer is available at $1,995.

Call for more info at 603-234-2612 or visit 678 Rte 3A in Bow, NH.

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Connecting Your Wheel Dolly to the Motorcycle Lift

We had an email query from a customer asking how to connect his wheel dolly to the pro lift.

Here is the response we sent to him:

On the back of your lift where the pull out for the rear tire is there is an orange or red  stud (depending on table color) hanging down about 3/8″ diameter and 3″ long. The loading ramp must be removed to see it. It is to the right of center at the very back edge of the the lift table.

The lift must be in the down position for the wheel dolly to engage the pin. There is a hole in the stem of the wheel dolly, the stem is between the wheels on the dolly. Align the hole so the pin on the lift table fits through the hole on the dolly. Pull the handle on the wheel dolly towards you and prop the lift up to allow rolling on the front wheels of the lift table and on the dolly wheels.

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November 2014 Motorcycle Rides, Rallies and Events in U.S.

November 1

11/1     Rocket Chili Kick Off     Madison, AL
11/1     Riding for Tanner Poker Run     Opelika, AL
11/1     Literacy League Bike/Book Ride2014     Jonesboro, AR
11/1     Superstition Car and Bike Show     Apache Junction, AZ
11/1     Klique Charity Car Show     Mesa, AZ
11/1     Alphazonies Ride     Tempe, AZ
11/1     Alphazonies Memorial Ride, In Memory of Ed Miller     Tempe, AZ
11/1     Bones For Blankets     Tucson     AZ
11/1     Border Patrol Poker Run     El Cajon, CA
11/1     Santa Clarita Sheriff Run     Glendale, CA
11/1     Renegade Classics Modesto Toy Run     Modesto, CA
11/1     Parking Lot BBQ with DJ Jukebox     National City, CA
11/1     1st Saturday Swap Meet     San Marcos, CA
11/1     VFW MC Poker Run     Santee,    CA
11/1     Sun Motorcycle Infotainment Workshop     Denver, CO
11/1     Monster Poker Run     Loveland, CO
11/1     MDA Ride     Clermont, FL
11/1     Hawgs for Dogs Big O Poker Run 5th Annual     Clewiston, FL
11/1     Leather and Lace MC Halloween Party     Edgewater, FL
11/1     Steel Horse Stampede     Ocala, FL
11/1     Steel Horse Stampede     Ocala, FL
11/1     Biker Block Party     Ormond Beach, FL
11/1     Born To Ride Jam Sponsored by Bud Light    Pinellas Park, FL
11/1     Plant City Bike Fest     Plant City, FL
11/1     Chesters Fort Lauderdale Party on the Patio     Sunrise, FL
11/1     Webster Westside Cycle and Auto Swap Meet     Webster, FL
11/1     Buford ACE Classic Cruise-In and Show 15th Annual    Buford, GA
11/1     2014 Headless Haunted Horseman Spooktacular Poker Run & Concert Bash for WeCare Charity     Buford, GA
11/1     Chipn Away at Heart Disease Cardiac Car Show 3rd Annual     Warner Robins, GA
11/1     Speed and Sport National Vintage Trials Series     Washington, GA
11/1     Chill Ride     Waterloo, IA
11/1     Teds Chili Cook Off     Alton, IL
11/1     Cool Bikes and Hot Breakfast     Libertyville, IL
11/1     Chris Tuckers Toys for Tots Ride     Peoria, IL
11/1     Annual Blue Ball Run     Michigan City, IN
11/1     Michigan City Chili Cook Off     Michigan City, IN
11/1     Annual Blue Ball Run     Michigan City, IN
11/1     Brandts Halloween Party     Wabash,    IN
11/1     21st Annual Marion County Toy Run     Marion, KS
11/1     FRHD Fall Festival     Paducah, KY
11/1     Bayou Home Care Going Hog Wild Riding Down Da Bayou Hunting for A Cure     Houma, LA
11/1     Boom Audio Workshop     Taylor,    MI
11/1     Local 11 – Toy Run     Carthage, MO
11/1     Local 10 – Annual Toy Run     Jefferson City,    MO
11/1     FORR Local 13 – Betty Adams Memorial Toy Run     Mexico,    MO
11/1     Local 25 – Toy Run     Wentzville, MO
11/1     9th Annual Wild West Chili Cook Off     Billings, MT
11/1     New Motorcycle Rider Boot Camp     Raleigh, NC
11/1     Statesville HOG Chapter Jingle Bell Toy Run 2nd Annual    Statesville, NC
11/1     Carolina Coast 23rd Anniversary Open House    Wilmington, NC
11/1     Carolina Coast Bike and Car Show     Wilmington, NC
11/1     Haunted Roads Ride     Hope, NJ
11/1     2015 Motorcycle Demo Day     Lakewood, NJ
11/1     Thunder MC Swap Meet 1st Annual     Marlboro, NJ
11/1     Toy Run Wings of Hope Santa Fe     Santa Fe, NM
11/1     South East Harley Davidsons Annual Clambake    Bedford Heights, OH
11/1     Boom Audio Seminar     Medina,    OH
11/1     Cycle Gear Bike Night     North Olmsted, OH
11/1     ABATE Fall Swap Meet     Hillsboro, OR
11/1     Fall Motorcycle Swap Meet     Chambersburg, PA
11/1     4th Annual Benevolent Car, Truck, and Bike Show     Limerick, PA
11/1     2014 Chili Cook-Off For Education     Maryville, TN
11/1     Ride for Radiothon     Memphis, TN
11/1     Abernathys First Annual Chili Cookoff     Union City, TN
11/1     22Kill Vet Run     Carrollton, TX
11/1     Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour     Corinth, TX
11/1     Honor Run and Ride     San Antonio, TX
11/1     Cycle Gear Bike Night     San Antonio, TX
11/1     Bike Show and Swap Meet     San Benito, TX
11/1     Motorcycle MOD Workshop     Sherman, TX
11/1     Republic H-D November Birthday Bash     Stafford, TX
11/1     Ride for Life to Knock-Out Cancer     Washington, UT
11/1     Hogs and Dogs Saturday     Bristol, VA
11/1     Juvenile Diabetes Run and Bike Show     Chesapeake, VA
11/1     Bayside Motorcycle Boot Camp     Portsmouth, VA
11/1     Jack Frost Run For Fun     Peshtigo, WI
11/1     8th Annual Haunted Harley Ride     Green River, WY
11/1 – 11/2     Antelope Valley Demo Ride Days     Lancaster, CA
11/1 – 11/2     San Diego Demo Truck Event     San Diego, CA
11/1 – 11/2     H-D of Ocalas 18th Anniversary     Ocala, FL
11/1 – 11/2     StanStock Music Festival     Timonium, MD
11/1 – 11/4     BRHD Bike & Car Show     Baton Rouge, LA

November 2

11/2     FOMC Biker Breakfast     National City, CA
11/2     Rips Rally to Stop Diabetes     Santa Ana, CA
11/2     Bikers United for Kids Ride     Visalia, CA
11/2     35th Annual Gift Run      New London, CT
11/2     Ride for Andy     Ocala, FL
11/2     Harley Davidson of Palm Beach Anniversary     West Palm Beach, FL
11/2     Poker Run 7th Annual     West Palm Beach, FL
11/2     Car and Bike Cruise In     Mount Vernon, IL
11/2     Fox River Girls Night: Garage Party     St. Charles, IL
11/2     Flint Hills Beaumont Biker Breakfast     Beaumont, KS
11/2     Walneck Motorcycle Swap Meet and Show     Sheperdsville, KY
11/2     Biker Bobs Motorcycle Boot Camp     Taylor,    MI
11/2     Branson Motorcycle Toy Run     Branson, MO
11/2     FORR Local 16 – Toy Run     Cape Girardeau, MO
11/2     Local 8 – Toy Run     Chillicothe, MO
11/2     FORR Local 11 – Joplin Toy Run     Joplin, MO
11/2     FORR Local 19 – Annual Toy Run     Kirksville, MO
11/2     FORR Local 33 – Toy Run     Knob Noster, MO
11/2     Local 7 – Toy Run     Lebanon, MO
11/2     FORR District 4 Toys for Kids Ride     South Kansas City, MO
11/2     FORR Local 42 – Toy Run     Union, MO
11/2     Blue Knights NJ XV 1st Annual      Atlantic Highlands, NJ
11/2     Polar Bear Ride to Irish Eyes Pub     Lakewood, NJ
11/2     Wagoner 9th Annual Toy Run     Coweta,    OK
11/2     Wild River Pizza Biker Brunch     Medford, OR
11/2     Toys for Tots Toy Ride     Coopersburg, PA
11/2     Eastern PA Toy Run     Leesport, PA
11/2     Bub Lollis Whitten Center Run     Clinton, SC
11/2     Dixie Iron Riders Poker Run     Maryville, TN
11/2     US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots     Morristown, TN
11/2     Texas Boot Ride and Rally     San Antonio, TX
11/2 – 11/4     Cowboy Country Motorcycle Tour     Phoenix, AZ

November 3

11/3 – 11/24     Biker Church     Tonawanda, NY

November 4

11/4     Bike Night     Beaumont, TX
11/4     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Auburn     WA

November 5

11/5     Tilted Kilt Wednesday Bike Night     Long Beach, CA
11/5     Gunninks Ladies Garage Party     Ukiah, CA
11/5     Illinois Motorcycle Service Seminar     Countryside, IL
11/5     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Laurel,    MD
11/5     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Austin, TX
11/5     Lawless Mens Motorcycle Boot Camp     Renton, WA
11/5     Milwaukee Supper Club     Milwaukee, WI

November 6

11/6     Westgate Bike Night     Glendale, AZ
11/6     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Tucson, AZ
11/6     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Palmdale, CA
11/6     Saints and Sinners Pub Bike N…     Ormond Beach, FL
11/6     TTS Tiki Bike Night     Punta Gorda, FL
11/6     Renegades Bar and Grill Bike Night     West Palm Beach, FL
11/6     Battley Cycles Dinner Ride     Gaithersburg, MD
11/6     Dillon Brothers Harley Fashion Show     Omaha, NE

November 7

11/7     Motorcycles on Main     Mesa, AZ
11/7     Injured Warrior Appreciation Run     Irvine, CA
11/7     Wounded Warrior Benefit Event     Marina Del Rey, CA
11/7     Gunninks Motorcycle Boot Camp     Ukiah, CA
11/7     Freedom Bikers Night     Middleboro, MA
11/7     Adam Smiths Texas Lunch Ride     Bedford, TX
11/7     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Houston, TX
11/7     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Vancouver, WA
11/7     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Madison, WI
11/7 – 11/8     When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge     Lakeland, FL
11/7 – 11/8     Meet on the Creek Motorcycle Rally     Mount Hermon, LA
11/7 – 11/8     Red Rock Dealer Demo Event     Las Vegas, NV
11/7 – 11/8     Demo Days at Paris Honda Yamaha Harley Davidson     Paris, TX
11/7 – 11/9     Florida Trike-In 13th Annual     Inglis,    FL
11/7 – 11/9     Roscoes Chili Challenge     Lakeland, FL
11/7 – 11/9     Bubba Run     Valdosta, GA
11/7 – 11/9     Oklahoma Gold Rush Enduro     Jennings, OK

November 8

11/8     Holiday in the Country     Stewartville, AL
11/8     Prayer Child Benefit Car Show 2nd Annual     Mesa, AZ
11/8     Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial     Scottsdale, AZ
11/8     Real Deal Bike Show and Swap Meet     Sierra Vista, AZ
11/8     Turkey and Toys Sunset Poker Run     Tucson, AZ
11/8     RR MC Prison Chapter 21st Annual      Yuma, AZ
11/8     Harleys Heroes     El Cajon, CA
11/8     Toys for Tots Ride     El Cajon, CA
11/8     Lake Elsinore Grand Prix 1st Annual     Lake Elsinore, CA
11/8     Bartels Harley Davidson Jumpstart     Marina Del Rey, CA
11/8     Sweetwater Harley Womens Garage Party     National City, CA
11/8     Toys for Tots Benefit     Oceanside, CA
11/8     Sun Harley New Innovations Seminar     Denver, CO
11/8     High Country Harley Fall Fashion Show     Frederick, CO
11/8     Grand Junction Chili Cook Off     Grand Junction, CO
11/8     The Warrior Poker Run 1st Annual     Babson Park, FL
11/8     Vets Salute 8th Annual     Clermont, FL
11/8     Vets Salute 8th Annual     Clermont, FL
11/8     Veterans Salute Ride and Tribute     Clermont, FL
11/8     Ride for Dreams 6th Annual     Jacksonville, FL
11/8     Gator H-D Veterans Salute     Leesburg, FL
11/8     Super Saturday Event     Orange Park, FL
11/8     Memorial Dice Run     Orange Park, FL
11/8     Paws Run     Palm Bay, FL
11/8     Black Widow Open Cruise-In     Port Charlotte, FL
11/8     Willies Bike Night     Port Charlotte, FL
11/8     Music and Motorcycles     Zephyrhills, FL
11/8     Toys for Tots Ride     Augusta, GA
11/8     Rockabilly Car and Bike Show     Buford, GA
11/8     NE Georgia Swap Meet     Commerce, GA
11/8     Big Green Egg Cook-Off     Lithia Springs, GA
11/8     Veterans Appreciation Day Ride     Marietta, GA
11/8     Honoring Our Veterans Event     Countryside, IL
11/8     Chili Cook Off     Dekalb, IL
11/8     Harleys Heroes Event     Forsyth, IL
11/8     Vets for Vets Biker Event     Shreveport, LA
11/8     Annual Chili Cookoff     Auburn, MA
11/8     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Woburn, MA
11/8     Hamilton H-D Fashion Rally     Sturgis, MI
11/8     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Waterford, MI
11/8     Nuts Run     Blue Springs, MO
11/8     14th Annual Veterans Day Parade     Gulfport, MS
11/8     Motorcycle Toy Ride and Bike Show     Concord, NC
11/8     Annual BBQ Cook Off     Raleigh, NC
11/8     Boom Audio and LED Light Demo Day     Lakewood, NJ
11/8     Moriarty Lions 6th Annual Toy Run     Albuquerque, NM
11/8     Thunderbird H-D Free Breakfast     Albuquerque, NM
11/8     FX Caprara Motorcycle Boot Camp     Adams Center, NY
11/8     DAV Day/Harleys Heroes     Gowanda, NY
11/8     Lake Erie Fall Pancake Breakfast     Avon, OH
11/8     4th Annual Chili Cook-Off      Dayton, OH
11/8     Chili Cook Off     Medina, OH
11/8     Harleys Heroes     Parryville, PA
11/8     Toys for Tots Run     Washington, PA
11/8     Low Country Chili Cook Off     Charleston, SC
11/8     The Veterans Wall Project     Florence, SC
11/8     Biker Buffet     Sioux Falls, SD
11/8     Biker Buffet     Watertown, SD
11/8     Harley Harvest Festival     Chattanooga, TN
11/8     Cool Springs Chili Cookoff     Franklin, TN
11/8     Boswells 2nd Annual DAV Ride     Nashville, TN
11/8     AHRMA Vintage Motocross      Houston, TX
11/8     Outlaw Daves Ranch Ride     Houston, TX
11/8     Ride For the Bear, Chapter 2     Kingwood, TX
11/8     Desperado Veterans Event     Mcallen, TX
11/8     HinoPalooza     Mercedes, TX
11/8     Rally for our Troops 3rd Annual     Moody, TX
11/8     Veterans Day Freedom Ride  San Antonio, TX
11/8     Mad Boar Veterans Event     San Benito, TX
11/8     Charity Chili Cook Off Event     Stafford, TX
11/8     Woodlands Harleys Heroes     The Woodlands, TX
11/8     Paws4Vets Raffle and Silent Auction     Dumfries, VA
11/8     Veterans BBQ     Barre, VT
11/8     Annual Ladies Night     Marysville, WA
11/8     Indoor Flattrack Racing     Puyallup, WA
11/8     Sauk Prairie Veterans Day Event     Sauk City, WI
11/8     Veterans Appreciation Day     Sheboygan, WI
11/8 – 11/9     Thunder Tower Demo Truck Event     Columbia, SC
11/8 – 11/11     Veterans Day Appreciation     Milwaukee, WI

November 9

11/9     31st Annual Toy Run     Anderson, CA
11/9     Remember Respect and Honor Bike Run     Dixon, CA
11/9     One More From the Heart     Loma Linda, CA
11/9     Hawg Heaven Biker Church     National City, CA
11/9     Run to Rosecrans National Cemetery     National City, CA
11/9     Tulare County Toy Run     Visalia, CA
11/9     Bikers On Parade     Gainesville, FL
11/9     Killer Creek Demo Day     Roswell, GA
11/9     Team Stephanie Benefit     St. Charles, IL
11/9     Polar Bear Ride to Molly Darcy Pub     Lakewood, NJ
11/9     Gwrra Chapter I 3rd annual Toy Run     Bixby, OK
11/9     Golden Strip Toy Run 11th Annual     Fountain Inn, SC
11/9     16th Annual Veterans Day Toy Run     Granbury, TX
11/9     Flaming Gorge Toy Run     Green River, WY

November 10

11/10     Wieblers Motorcycle Boot Camp     Davenport, IA

November 11

11/11     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Phoenix, AZ
11/11     Veterans Day Ceremony     Warner Robins, GA
11/11     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Countryside, IL
11/11     Hog Meeting 7pm     St. Charles, IL
11/11     FR- New Bike Owners Party 6:30pm     St. Charles, IL
11/11     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Bridgeton, MO
11/11     Bike Night in Los Lunas     Los Lunas, NM
11/11     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Salem, OR
11/11     Harleys for Heroes     Mechanicsburg, PA

November 12

11/12     TEAM Arizona Bike Night     Gilbert, AZ
11/12     Ditch Work Ride     Fresno, CA
11/12     Tilted Kilt Wednesday Bike Night     Long Beach, CA
11/12     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Palatine, IL
11/12     Cycle Gear Bike Night    Baton Rouge, LA
11/12     At the Perfect Game Sports Bar Bike Night  Worcester, MA
11/12     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Oklahoma City, OK

November 13

11/13     Westgate Bike Night     Glendale, AZ
11/13     Brothers Harley New Owners Clinic     Branford, CT
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Orange,    CT
11/13     Saints and Sinners Pub Bike Night     Ormond Beach, FL
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Sanford, FL
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Meridian, ID
11/13     Illinois Motorcycle Boot Camp     Countryside, IL
11/13     High Octane Motorcycle Boot Camp  N. Billerica, MA
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Raleigh, NC
11/13     Granite State Ladies Garage Party     Lebanon, NH
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Cherry Hill, NJ
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Edison, NJ
11/13     Dinner Ride to Applebees     Clovis, NM
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Las Vegas, NV
11/13     NYC New Biker Boot Camp     Long Island City, NY
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Greenville, SC
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Memphis, TN
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Houston, TX
11/13     Cycle Gear Bike Night    Tacoma, WA
11/13     Motorcycle Infotainment Workshop Wheeling, WV
11/13 – 11/15     Livewire Demo Event     Pasadena, TX

November 14

11/14     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Orange Park, FL
11/14     Pensacola Perser Bike Rally     Pensacola, FL
11/14     New Motorcycle Rider Boot Camp     Dubuque, IA
11/14     Chi-Town Motorcycle Boot Camp     Tinley Park, IL
11/14     New Customer Meet and Greet Ride     Woodstock, IL
11/14     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Lenexa,    KS
11/14     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Louisville, KY
11/14     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Allentown, PA
11/14     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Knoxville, TN
11/14     Adam Smiths Texas Lunch Ride     Bedford, TX
11/14 – 11/15     Ray Price Demo Days     Raleigh, NC
11/14 – 11/16     Bikers For Babies 14th Annual     Ft Myers, FL

November 15

11/15     Natchez Trace Bike Night     Tuscumbia, AL
11/15     Chesters H-D Party on the Party     Mesa, AZ
11/15     Arrowhead Used Parts Swap Meet     Peoria, AZ
11/15     Rips BAD Ride X Arizona     Tempe, AZ
11/15     Eagles Nest Motorcycle Boot Camp     Lathrop, CA
11/15     Harley Davidson Jumpstart     Marina Del Rey, CA
11/15     FREE Breakfast Crew Ride     San Marcos, CA
11/15     Winter Motorcycle Storage Seminar     Denver, CO
11/15     March of Dimes Car and Bike Show     Fort Myers, FL
11/15     Adamec Infotainment Workshop     Jacksonville, FL
11/15     Riders with Caring Hearts 3rd Annual     Lake City, FL
11/15     Gator Chili Cook Off     Leesburg, FL
11/15     Cycle Gear Bike Night     N Miami Beach, FL
11/15     Bad Santa: Nice List     Port Charlotte, FL
11/15     4th Annual Guardian Toy Run     Rockledge, FL
11/15     Tampa H-D Grill N Chill     Tampa, FL
11/15     Atlanta Performance Workshop     Lithia Springs, GA
11/15     ADA Poker Run 4th Annual     Savannah, GA
11/15     Motorcycle Service Seminar     Lewiston, ID
11/15     50th Anniversary Kick Off Party     Urbana, IL
11/15     Alefs Tips with the Techs Sem…     Wichita, KS
11/15     Down Home Harley Davidson Open House     Burlington, NC
11/15     Steve Powers Benefit Ride     Fayetteville, NC
11/15     Blue Ridge Motorcycle Swap Meet     Hickory, NC
11/15     WTT Raffle and Haywood County Toy Run     Maggie Valley, NC
11/15     Tilleys Harley Motorcycle Boot Camp     Salisbury, NC
11/15     Wendys Warriors Poker Run     Winston-Salem, NC
11/15     Gears and Glamour Event 3rd Annual     Albuquerque, NM
11/15     Motorcycle Performance Workshop     Santa Fe, NM
11/15     Motorcycle Customization Seminar     Medina, OH
11/15     Signature Early Bird Bash     Perrysburg, OH
11/15     1st Annual Red Bird Toy Run     Porter, OK
11/15     Harleys Heroes     Willow Street, PA
11/15     Bikers 4 Babies     Charleston, SC
11/15     Toys for Tots Run 1st Annual     Greer, SC
11/15     Rock-A-Bill-A-Que     North Charleston, SC
11/15     Cowboy H-D Lot Party     Beaumont, TX
11/15     4th Annual Bayou Bash     League City, TX
11/15     7th Annual Toy Run     Lockhart, TX
11/15     Red and Gold Chili Cook Off     San Benito, TX
11/15     Texoma Motorcycle Service Workshop     Sherman, TX
11/15     Bayside Harley Davidson Womens Garage Party    Portsmouth, VA
11/15     Freedom Ride 5th Annual     Lacey, WA
11/15     Lone Wolf Service Seminar     Spokane Valley, WA
11/15 – 11/16     El Cajon Demo Days     El Cajon, CA
11/15 – Jan 4     Cars and Christmas     Hershey, PA

November 16

11/16     Mathews HD Customer Appreciation Ride     Fresno, CA
11/16     OBs 13th Annual Panhead Shovelhead Ride    Deland, FL
11/16     Toys 4 Tots Run 35th Annual     Fort Walton Beach, FL
11/16     Southwest Florida Bikers for Babies     Naples, FL
11/16     March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Ride     Naples, FL
11/16     Motorcycle Swap Meet     St. Augustine, FL
11/16     17th Annual Great Teddy Bear Run     University Park, FL
11/16     Polar Bear Ride to Barnsider Tavern     Lakewood, NJ
11/16     Boom Audio Seminar     New Rochelle, NY
11/16     Mahoning County Motorcycle Swap Meet     Austintown, OH
11/16     Broken Arrow Salvation Army Toy Run    Broken Arrow, OK
11/16     Keystone Ranger Toy Run     Sand Springs, OK
11/16     Harrisburg Motorcycle Swap Meet     Harrisburg, PA
11/16     25th Annual Greenwood Tou Run     Greenwood, SC
11/16     13th Annual Motorcops For Kids Toy Run     Garland, TX

November 17

11/17     Fox River Motorcycle Service Seminar     St. Charles, IL

November 18

11/18     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Surprise, AZ
11/18     Cooks Corner Sport Bike Night     Trabuco Canyon, CA
11/18     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Manchester, CT
11/18     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Winston Salem, NC
11/18     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Allison Park, PA

November 19

11/19     Tilted Kilt Wednesday Bike Night     Long Beach, CA
11/19     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Murrieta, CA
11/19     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Pleasanton, CA
11/19     Cooks Corner Bike Night     Trabuco Canyon, CA
11/19     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Roswell, GA
11/19     At the Perfect Game Sports Bar Bike Night  Worcester, MA
11/19     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Santa Fe, NM
11/19     Winterize Your Bike Seminar     Long Island City, NY

November 20

11/20     Rocket Indoor Poker Run and Bike Night    Madison, AL
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Bakersfield, CA
11/20     Saints and Sinners Pub Bike Night     Ormond Beach, FL
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Pinellas Park, FL
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Tampa, FL
11/20     Harley Davidson of Palm Beach Bike Night    West Palm Beach, FL
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     West Palm Beach, FL
11/20     Illinois Harley New Bike Owners Party     Countryside, IL
11/20     City Limits Motorcycle Service Seminar     Palatine, IL
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Schaumburg, IL
11/20     Fourth Watch MC – Open House     Hackensack, NJ
11/20     Bike Night in Las Cruces     Las Cruces, NM
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Portland, OR
11/20     Three Rivers Harley Ladies Garage Party     Glenshaw, PA
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Harrisburg, PA
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Fort Worth, TX
11/20     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Draper     UT
11/20 – 11/22     Pre-Holiday Open House     Fort Wayne, IN
11/20 – 11/22     Mankato Harley Holidaze     Mankato, MN

November 21

11/21     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Jacksonville, FL
11/21     Tifton Harley Bike Night     Tifton, GA
11/21     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Tulsa, OK
11/21     Adam Smiths Texas Lunch Ride     Bedford, TX
11/21     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Plano, TX

November 22

11/22     Marion County Toy Run     Bull Shoals, AR
11/22     Birds on Bikes Ride     Prescott, AZ
11/22     Toys For Tots Ride 2014     Scottsdale, AZ
11/22     Sierra Vista Bikini Bike Wash     Sierra Vista, AZ
11/22     Barger H-D Holiday Open House     Canoga Park, CA
11/22     ABATE Turkey Run     El Centro, CA
11/22     Campfire Roast     Modesto, CA
11/22     Renegade Classics Sacramento Toy Run     Sacramento, CA
11/22     Demo Day     San Marcos, CA
11/22     Rough Riders 11th Annual      Temecula, CA
11/22     Motorcycle Tire Information Seminar     Denver, CO
11/22     Gems and Jeans Ball     Brandon, FL
11/22     Riding Comfort Workshop     Fort Myers, FL
11/22     Toy Soldier Run 2014     High Springs, FL
11/22     Black and Orange Saturday     Ocala, FL
11/22     Cruisin Destination Daytona Car Show    Ormond Beach, FL
11/22     Bad Santa: Naughty List     Port Charlotte, FL
11/22     Fast Freddies Monthly Ride     St Petersburg, FL
11/22     Cycle World Motorcycle Swap Meet     Athens, GA
11/22     Santas Toy Run     Statesboro, GA
11/22     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Davenport, IA
11/22     Toys for Tots Chili Cook Off     McHenry, IL
11/22     Kegel Harley Davidson Champagne Party     Rockford, IL
11/22     Bloomington Soup Cookoff     Bloomington, IN
11/22     Motorcycle LED Lighting Workshop     Bloomington, IN
11/22     ABATE Region 3 Blues Bash     Kokomo, IN
11/22     Alefs Tips with the Techs Seminar     Wichita, KS
11/22     Renegade Toy Run     Alexandria, LA
11/22     Smokin Saturday Tunes     St. Joseph, MO
11/22     Eastern NM Food Bank Run     Clovis, NM
11/22     Century H-D FREE Fried Turkey     Medina, OH
11/22     Toledo Harley Early Bird Bash     Toledo, OH
11/22     Hope for the Homeless Ride     Rogue River, OR
11/22     Motorcycle Toy Run     Allentown, PA
11/22     Bike Show 10th Annual     Grand Prairie, TX
11/22     Longhorn Block Party     Grand Prairie, TX
11/22     Adopt a Hero for Christmas     Hockley, TX
11/22     Indoor Flattrack Racing     Puyallup, WA
11/22     Emil Kreofsky Memorial Teddy Bear Run     Vancouver, WA
11/22     Garage Party with Stilettos on Steel    Milwaukee, WI

November 23

11/23     Youth Haven Ranch Toy Run     Picacho, AZ
11/23     Stuff the Bus Poker Run     Tucson, AZ
11/23     Grand Fathers M/C 25th Annual Ride    Lake Elsinore, CA
11/23     So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet     Long Beach, CA
11/23     Polar Bear Ride to Hillbilly Hall     Lakewood, NJ
11/23     34th Annual Toys for Kids Motorcycle Ride     Las Cruces, NM
11/23     90th Annual Endurance Run     Columbus, OH

November 25

11/25     Cooks Corner Sport Bike Night     Trabuco Canyon,    CA
11/25     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Albuquerque, NM

November 26

11/26     Ditch Work Ride     Fresno, CA
11/26     Cooks Corner Bike Night     Trabuco Canyon, CA
11/26     At the Perfect Game Sports Bar Bike Night  Worcester, MA

November 27

11/27     Saints and Sinners Pub Bike Night     Ormond Beach, FL

November 28

11/28     Alefs Angels Calendar Signing     Wichita, KS
11/28     Boom Audio and Lighting Workshop     Lapeer, MI
11/28     MDA Black Friday Bash 3rd Annual     Mechanicsburg, PA
11/28     Adam Smiths Texas Lunch Ride     Bedford, TX
11/28     Black Friday Open House     Yorktown, VA
11/28     Black and Orange Friday     Spokane Valley, WA
11/28     Pictures with Santa     Spokane Valley, WA

November 29

11/29     Motorcycle Boot Camp     Phoenix, AZ
11/29     Eagle Riders Toy Run 4th Annual     Tempe, AZ
11/29     FREE Breakfast Crew Ride     San Marcos, CA
11/29     Motorcycle Swap Meet     Jacksonville, FL
11/29     New Port Richey Grill N Chill     New Port Richey, FL
11/29     33nd Annual ABATE Dist 3 Toy Run     Independence, KS
11/29     Christmas at Wal-Mart     St Robert, MO
11/29     Cycle Gear Bike Night     Las Vegas, NV
11/29     Photos with Santa     Watertown, SD
11/29     Holiday Open House     Watertown, SD
11/29     Tailgate Party at the Eagle     Corinth, TX
11/29     Black and Orange Saturday     Spokane Valley,    WA
11/29     Pictures with Santa     Spokane Valley, WA

November 30

11/30     4th Annual Toy Run     Tucson, AZ
11/30     Leftover Turkey Ride     Fresno, CA
11/30     Sacramento State Capitol Toy Run     Sacramento, CA
11/30     Willits Toy Run – 22nd Annual     Willits, CA
11/30     4th Annual Coats For Kids Ride     Denton, TX

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Thanks to Jim in Haverhill, NH for the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift Review

Thanks to Jim B. in Haverhill, NH for this PRO 1200 Lift Review!

“The lift has been working out very well!  It has made working on my motorcycles much more easy, no more kneeling on a cold concrete floor.  The only problem, not really a problem, was getting out of my truck and into the garage.  I have no regrets on the purchase, other than I should have done it earlier.”

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How can you tell if a website is credible?

We have an online shopping cart and we sell products to all 48 states. We’ve been fortunate that we’ve been able to instill trust in our customers, particularly those who are far away from New England! Our goal back when we started optimizing our website was to not only become a presence for people in need of tools, but also create a sense of trust so that they would actually buy from us, once they found us!

How do you determine if a website is credible?

1. Page design / presentation is a huge one. It’s not necessarily a dealbreaker if the site isn’t quite as polished as you might like, but it can influence whether people decide to stay and look around – much like a store front! If it’s clear that time has been invested in maintaining it (an ecommerce website might have a large volume of products, and lots of detail about those products e.g., customer reviews, videos, support and documentation), then that is a good sign!

2. Are there a lot of misspellings on the site? Another indicator it may not be on the up-and-up.

3. Has it been updated recently? Do they have a blog? Blog entries are usually dated  – a good way to tell if the business is actively updating their website.

4. Is there a shopping cart? Do you see https in the search bar when you are in the checkout section? The “s” at the end of http means the site is secure.

Here is a screen shot of our website when you add something to the shopping cart:

nhproequip secure shopping cartYou can see the lock image along with the https:// to indicate secure shopping.

We also display our security certificate link on our home page. secure website nhproequip.comIt is clickable and takes you to a page that validates our website as being secure. It states the following:

Issued to:
Validity Status: Valid
Validity Period: 01/01/2014-02/01/2015 – (This date will be updated in February 2015)

5.  And lastly, my own personal favorite: Google the website in question! I find that Googling the website / company name with words like “reviews” next to it is a great way to determine the legitimacy of the business. Interestingly, we worked with a not-so-reputable SEO company a couple of years ago and, at one time, Googling their name along with “fraud” or “scam” brought up their own website. They added their own content with negative keywords  because they were trying to practice “reputation management” – basically, bury any bad reviews by creating their own content using these same negative keywords.

Here’s an example of how this works. This is an actual line from their website, I’ve removed their name:

“With so many scams out there, you should instead turn to our leading SEO company, __________, to help with all your Internet marketing needs. ”

I’m happy to report, after Googling them again, that their own content has sunk down again. Google has done a great job managing these underhanded tactics. So I would recommend using words like “scam” and “fraud” to see if you can uncover any dirt on a company you are considering working with! If you see their own website pop up with these words, that’s probably a bad sign, and I would encourage you to dig deeper…

Do you have any tactics for determining if a website is legitimate? Please share them in the comments section below!

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Plasma Cutter 60 Amp Air Pressure & Amperage Settings

Plasma Cutter 60 Amp Air Pressure Amperage Settings

Visit Versa Cut 60 Plasma Cutter Product Page to learn more.

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Elevator 1500 Motorcycle Lift Review from Robert in North Carolina!

Robert of Blowing Rock, North Carolina writes this review of his Elevator 1500 Motorcycle Lift:

“I love the lift and the customer service and Dealing with Clark was great!! I’m very pleased with the lift!!

We’re so glad to hear the lift and service were to your satisfaction, Robert! Thank you for taking the time to submit this review of the lift!

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Everett in Puyallup, WA Reviews the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift

Thanks to Everett in Puyallup, WA for this great review left on our website of the PRO 1200 lift:

“I am very please with the lift, it is quality built…comparable to another high end lift company that I have used for the last two years. This was a great alternative to the other lift that costs many $$$ more. Great product and well built…well worth the money.”

Visit the PRO 1200SEMAX that Everett purchased here.

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Harley Davidson ’49 Pan Head (Hydraglide) Restoration Project Using PRO 1200 Lift

Thanks to Brian J., of Fairfield, Connecticut, for his review of the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift and this great pic of a ’49 Pan Head that he is restoring! Check out part 2 of his review below where he briefly describes why it was named “Hydraglide,” and some detail about his project.

“Love my new lift. Looks like its built better than the three lifts the bike shop uses in my building. Got this lift to restore a ’49 Hydraglide. Only put it up ‘n down a dozen time before the bike is totally in pieces. Now it’s my work bench lol. Would highly recommend it to anyone or any shop.”

He added:

“It’s actually ’49 Harley Pan Head. Called a Hydraglide because its the first year Harley used telescopic / hydraulic front end. Up until 1949 all front ends were springers. Guess you can call it a barn find. Widow of owner sold it to me. Very rough condition but all original. Must have been sitting at least 20 years last time it was moved. Will be a long process but that’s all the fun.”

Harley Davidson '49 Pan Head  (Hydraglide) Restoration Project

Harley Davidson ’49 Pan Head (Hydraglide) Restoration Project

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Michael in RI lifts his Road King with PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift

Thanks for your review of the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift, Michael! We are glad to hear working on your bike is easier with it!

“So far it’s been great! The shipping communication was first rate. It let me know exactly when it was going to arrive.

I’m doing a major job on my Road King now and working on the lift makes it so much easier. I regret not getting the side extensions to make getting the bike on the lift safer and easier but budget concerns prevented the added expense, maybe I can purchase the kit later.”

Michael C., North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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