Every rider out there has their own idea of what they consider the proper riding gear. With the hands being an important part of the operation of a motorcycle, we consider their comfort and protection to be paramount!
At K and G Cycles we offer every type of glove from value-but-streetbike-oriented to the full-fledged-bulletproof-gauntlet-style. Check out these offerings and then visit our Gloves Section of www.kandgcycles.com for many more options!
• Genuine naked cowhide leather glove
• Reinforced knuckle protection
• Comfort Gel Palm – Gel pad in palm area provides comfort and nerve protection on long rides
• Reflective piping
• Adjustable wrist strap with hook-and-loop closure
• Includes 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
Part Number TR-09-1351
• Designed for the all season rider • Soft, premium quality leather • Wind-Tex, water resistant, wind blocking, breathable membrane • Thermolite insulation is soft and provides exceptional warmth • Rubber “squeegee” on left thumb to wipe water off helmet face shield • Adjustable hook-and-loop strap closure
Part Number CC-671911-S
K and G Cycles is very proud to be a sponsor once again to the Legends Ride! Check out the results of the generosity and enthusiasm created at this year’s event!
Annual Sturgis Rally ride sells out for fourth consecutive year
DEADWOOD/STURGIS, S.D. (8-26-2011) – The charitable impact of the annual Legends Ride continues to be felt long after the roar of the 2011 Sturgis Rally has subsided. Legends Ride organizers announced that nearly than $54,000 was raised in 2011 for local charities.
The Legends Ride, which kicks off the Sturgis Rally on a ride from Historic Deadwood to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground. Now in its fourth year, the Legends Ride has raised $204,920 for charity; $53,850 of which came in 2011. This year’s Legends Ride beneficiaries are the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and the Black Hills Special Olympics.
The 55-mile escorted ride takes place on the official Monday start of Rally Week. Riders were treated to a Deadwood-style red-carpet experience prior to the ride at Deadwood’s Silverado-Franklin Gaming Complex and Deadwood Tobacco Co. After the ride, they received gift bags at a special reception at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, which included concerts by Buckcherry and Def Leppard. The Legends Ride reception at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip was highlighted by the sale of the Michael Prugh-designed, Western Dakota Technical Institute-built, Buffalo Chip Challenge Harley, which sold to Joe Sterling of Ten Sleep, Wyo.
“Big” Kenny Alphin (Big and Rich) and “Survivor” television series graduates Rupert Boneham and Holly Hoffman, a South Dakota native, joined the Legends Ride to support the cause. Custom bike building icons Arlen Ness and Donnie Smith stopped by for a cameo appearance. The Deadwood and Sturgis Police Departments, as well as the Meade County Sheriff’s Department, assisted with an escort to the Chip.
This was the fourth consecutive sell-out for the Legends Ride. Riders are encouraged to purchase their tickets early for the fifth annual Ride; information and tickets can be found at www.legendsride.com.
Another week, another great opportunity to $ave with the Peelback Section from www.kandgcycles.com! We love to see hardworking bikers saving money on upgrades for their rides! K and G Cycles bringing you serious savings… kinduvabigdeal!!
This is a Deal on RevTech 6 Speeds! You’ve been thinking about this upgrade and Now is the time to take action!
RevTech 6-Speed Transmission Assemblies
All-new, 6-speed transmission assemblies from RevTech. These transmissions for Softails are available in right and left-side drive, with your choice of three different finishes – polished, black, and natural. The left-side drive transmissions are offered with a stock end cover, or an optional kicker that has a fully-machined forged aluminum kicker cover, and precision-machined shafts with specially-designed ratchet gears. The LSD transmissions feature all-new 356-T6 cast aluminum cases, with forged trap doors. The RSD transmissions feature a forged billet aluminum support plate with a hydraulic clutch cylinder and contemporary styling, a large-diameter outside pulley support bearing, and a gold zinc-coated 32-tooth lightened pulley. All these transmissions were subjected to independent dyno durability testing by a U.S. company in Texas. They were tested for over 120 nonstop hours at extremely high loads, as well as an additional 50,000 shift cycles (10,000 in each gear), and passed easily. The RSD transmissions are designed for custom wide tire builds, and the LSD transmissions fit 1990–1999 Softails, as well as most custom aftermarket frames.
Note: Installation on 1994 and newer models will require a speedometer recalibration unit.
RSD transmission features include:
• Unique new RSD design.
• Large 4.30”-diameter outside bearing support for pulley.
• Forged outer support plate with hydraulic clutch.
• Gold zinc pulley.
• Stylish window cutouts.
Some of the other features these transmissions include:
• 1.00:1 fifth gear and a 0.88:1 overdrive sixth gear.
• 8620H high nickel content chromemoly steel gears.
• New increased width gears
• Extra-quiet gear tooth profiles with helical 5th and 6th gears on the left-side drive transmissions.
• Endurance dyno tested by an independent U.S. test lab.
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Right Side Drive – $1529.99
Left Side Drive – $1079.99
Dress up the dash on your Road King! (Except Custom)
Radium Dash Panel for Road King Models, Chrome
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Hey Gang! Got any old bike parts around that may work better as decoration than going down the road? Here’s an idea: turn an old sidecover into a clock just like this DIY project we found at www.instructables.com.
Looks like perfect shop wall decoration to us! Actually, we’d probably try to put it in the house! We’d love to see any projects that you’ve created with your biker ingenuity! Post up any photos you may have or even idea inspirations on our K and G Cycles FB Page!
See the simple steps of how this one was created here.
The inaugural American Thunder Music Festival, a benefit concert for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, made history in front of an audience of fans this past weekend (August 13) when Jeff Bridges hosted and performed along with Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty. Nicks performed in the midst of a howling thundering windstorm and tornado warnings… The show was the first major benefit concert in the 71-year history of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
American Thunder will be broadcast internationally to over one million active duty men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces in more than 175 countries and U.S. territories, and on U.S. Navy ships around the world.
The Foundation’s founder, ABC newsman Bob Woodruff, welcomed the crowds saying, “We’re so honored to play a role in helping to salute the men and women who serve, who sacrifice, and their families who support them. I know there are thousands of vets in the audience tonight, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your service.”
“I’m honored to support the Bob Woodruff Foundation,” commented host Jeff Bridges. “I’ve seen a few interesting places in my day – but nothing like this. This is Thunderdome meets Apocalypse Now. In 2006 when Bob was injured covering the war in Iraq, I was amazed he survived, and not only did he recover, he didn’t walk away from the troops he was covering. With his family’s support – he dedicated himself to helping service men and women who suffer from the visible and invisible scars of war,” concluded Bridges. His remarks preceded a strong 60-minute performance which included tunes from his new self-titled CD, which is being released today.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks performed her classic hits “Landslide” and “Rhiannon” along with a haunting version of “Soldiers Angel” which she told the audience was written and inspired by her many visits over the years to Walter Reed Hospital and Bethesda to visit wounded soldiers.
The moment could not have been more dramatic. Commented American Thunder’s creator David Clark, “Our giant 40′x60′ foot backdrop was ripped from the rigging and went sailing through the back of the stage like a leaf in the wind. I was on the verge of pulling the plug. At that point I looked at a determined Stevie Nicks as she braced herself against the wind with hair flying and those famous streamers from her mic violently flying as she launched into her song about the need to care for the country’s wounded warriors. Over 50,000 people watched with me in amazement as Stevie continued to perform. It’s no exaggeration to say that this was the most emotional moment I’ve ever witnessed at a show.”
After the wind suddenly died down, Bridges introduced Fogerty, “John’s music is part of the very fabric of America… I used to think he wrote the sound track to the Vietnam War.” Fogerty rocked the house, delivering hit after hit.
The evening also included taped messages of support for the Bob Woodruff Foundation by President Barack Obama, former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Michelle Obama. “To all our men and women in uniform, let me say the greatest privilege I have as President is to serve as your Commander in Chief. I never cease to be inspired by your courage and your character, for the enormous sacrifices you and your families make every single day on behalf of all Americans. That’s why I’m so grateful for the work of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, whose mission is to help wounded service men and women, veterans and their families, recover from injuries to their bodies and spirits and to help them repair their lives,” stated the President.
Former President George H.W. Bush continued the theme, “As your former Commander in Chief, each soldier, marine, airman and coastguardsman holds a special place in my heart. We join the Bob Woodruff Foundation in standing up for the heroes you honor tonight.”
“Supporting our troops and their families unites us all. Throughout our nation’s history brave men and women in uniform have stood watch and put themselves in harm’s way so that their fellow Americans can live in peace and freedom, and they continue to do so today,” concluded First Lady Michelle Obama.
Closing the evening on an emotional note was former serviceman Dale Beatty, who lost his legs during his tour. Beatty played drums with his band Southern Fried, which was formed in early 2000. He played extensively with them for two years until he was called to serve the country as a member of the United States Army. Dale’s triumphant return to his family and band continues to inspire his fellow musicians, friends, and people across the nation who hear his dramatic story. “The reason American Thunder resonates with the performers who participated tonight, and the public who turned out to support it, is the message is compelling. The Bob Woodruff Foundation is not about the War, but the Warriors. This is important because at a time of great division in our country, everyone is looking for a sliver of unity, and American Thunder delivers this message to every American no matter what party they belong to,” said Lee Woodruff, Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
American Thunder promotes the Bob Woodruff Foundation that invests in programs which connect troops to the services they need, including physical rehabilitation and counseling, education, employment and financial assistance, as well as help with larger issues like homelessness and suicide.
Roland Sands packs a serious punch with the style, power and passion he pours into each machine in his shop. Check out this recently posted vid on the Road to 200 and the World’s Fastest Victory Motorcycle.
Hey Gang! As part of our effort to spread the Sturgis fun all around, we handed out a FREE pass to the Buffalo Chip festivities to a lucky winner!!
Right in the midst of the Rally, we sent out word on our Facebook page that a free armband was up for grabs! That message was passed on through our K and G Cycles friends and found it’s way to Sue Braden who was already rockin’ the Rally, but wasn’t in the Chip, where all the action is!
After she posted a nice message on our FB page, the plans went into motion to hook her up with her prize! As a coincidence of Biker Fate, her friends were parked right next to our hardworking owners George and Kyle!
Well as you’ve seen here on our blog, LOTS of goood times were had by all. Sue was no exception! Here are her words about her experience at the Legendary Buffalo Chip with her Free armband by K and G Cycles!
Sue said, “I had a great time at the Buffalo Chip. I was able to hang out with many of my friends and the music was great. I couldn’t believe all the vendors and activites at the Chip. A person could spend their entire week at the Chip and never leave, because there is so much to enjoy. I was totally amazed by the set up of buffalo Chip and all the fun to be had. I loved it and will return.
Thanks for the awesome time!”
Today’s SOA Update comes from our resident expert on the show, Kevin Plummer! Not only does he do-it-all for K and G Cycles, he shares the love for this series with our hardworking owner George Marakas!
“Hey Son of Anarchy Fans! Well the season opener for Sons of Anarchy Season 4 is just about to kick off on September 06, 2011! This year there is speculation as to the truth behind John Teller’s death. I personally feel that SOA is the best drama I have seen on TV in many years. Several of the staff here at K and G Cycles watch SOA. Since I watched the first episode of the sons I have been addicted and watching the DVD’s non-stop for each season. So if you are like us, you are hooked on this show.
Last year the boys went through a lot, Tara grew up a lot, and became a SOA princess, and really starting to fit in with the club more than she ever has. It was a great season and we’re looking forward to the next!
So who has any predictions as to what might happen this season? Maybe a wedding with Opie and Lilla, Terra has a baby? Lets here your thoughts, and your liking of the show…”
One of our suppliers is having a closeout. Don’t miss out!! Take advantage of the great deals while the supplies last.
Created by the “Godfather of Pipes” Kenny Price, and entirely made in the USA using only the finest materials. The Legend Series offers a show quality finish with Samson’s exclusive Quad Chrome plating that provides ultimate adhesion and corrosion protection. This high performance exhaust system has been designed and tuned to produce maximum horsepower, torque, and awesome sound. The removable heat shields are pre-installed and the system is ready to bolt on right out of the box. Legend Series features: • Stepped 13/4″ to 21/4″ head pipes • O2 sensor ports that accept OEM and aftermarket sensors • Plugs for O2 sensor ports included • Removable 2″ baffles • Removable 21/2″ coverage heat shields • All required mounting hardware • C.A.R.B. Compliant.
Team K and G Cycles is proud to let you know that our Sturgis Adventures have gotten recognition all around the Net! Check out this story that is running today on the front page of http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
K&G: Full Tilt at 2011 Sturgis Rally
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
K and G Cycles showed up 1000 percent at the 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at the Legendary Buffalo Chip, making their best showing to date; engaging rally-goers, delivering an enormous grand prize to one lucky rider and sponsoring two phenomenal industry events.
K and G Cycles attracted rally goers to their enormous promotion with the K and G Cycles Girls, Devani and Amber, while owners, George and Kyle, passed out complimentary grease rags and engaged people at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground.
Tom Messer, the lucky winner of the K and G Cycles Great Sturgis Vacation Giveaway, was awarded an extraordinarily generous prize on the main stage of the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground on Friday night, while Edgar Winter was giving an out-of-this-world performance.
His prize included, among other things: the EZ Camp Package for two at the Legendary Buffalo Chip; Fan VIP upgrades at the Chip; two passes to the VIP Media Tour of the Michael Lichter Exhibition and entrance to the VIP Party; two sets of jackets, chaps and gloves from River Road, two HJC full-face street helmets; $250 in merchandise from Hot Leathers; a photo-op with the beautiful K and G Street Team Girls and $1,000 cash. Messer was beyond excited to win this once-in-a-lifetime grand prize.
K and G Cycles was also proud to generously support two grand Sturgis and Legendary Buffalo Chip traditions: the annual Legends Ride and the Michael Lichter Motorcycles as Art exhibit “Slant Artist – An Eccentric View of Motorcycles and Art.”
George Marakas (K&G Cycle owner) says: “On Monday, the K and G Cycles team went to Deadwood, South Dakota to do the Legends Ride, kicking off the 71st annual Sturgis Rally with a Ride that Really Rocks! There, we were joined by an array of celebrities, builders, artists and riders from all corners of the world.
“This year’s Legends Ride raised significant funds for two worthy Black Hills charities, including the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and the Black Hills Special Olympics, the Legends Ride has raised more than $150,000 in just three short years and has become the premier charity-celebrity event in motorcycling.”
This year’s 11th Annual Motorcycle as Art exhibition, “Slant Artist – An Eccentric View on Motorcycles and Art” focused on avant-garde artist, Jeff Decker.
In addition to Decker’s numerous beautiful bronze sculptures, there was a large, eclectic display of collectible motorcycles and wall art culled from his personal collection, friends and other artists filling the 7,000 square foot gallery. Decker also worked on a bronze sculpture in the exhibition space during the rally.
You can see photos, videos and read personal accounts of the 2011 Sturgis experience documented by the K and G team at the V-Twin Blog, vtwinmotorcycleblog.com/.
Hey Gang! What makes you fall in love with a riding jacket? Is it all about protection, or all about comfort? Maybe you don’t care about either one as long as it looks goood? We believe you’re getting it all with this Drifter jacket from River Road and, our Great Sturgis Vacation winners agree!
Tom Messer and his guest Steve Hill each received a Drifter jacket as part of their winning package of riding gear in our 2011 Great Sturgis Vacation Giveaway. Tom says “I own 5 leather jackets, mostly Motor Company brand. The Drifter is the best Leather I have!” Team K and G couldn’t help but notice that these guys really fell in love with these leathers. In fact it was rare that they even took them off throughout their super-fun week at the Rally!
We’re offering this awesome jacket at a real value at 20% off of retail! Combine this purchase with our Sturgis savings Facebook Friend discount and really $AVE!!!!!
• Quality, medium-weight leather provides protection and comfort
• The distressed finish (as in many miles) has a great look and feel
• 2 front chest intake combination vents/pockets and 2 vertical rear exhaust vents keep you cool
• 2 front, waist-level, on-seam zippered pockets to hold essentials
• The fully-sleeved, removable, insulated liner has a built-in pocket for most mobile devices
• 1 zippered placket pocket allows easy access to important contents
• Snap closure tab collar
• Includes 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
We know that our gang of K and G Riders loves to be on the road at all times of the year! Those cool autumn evening rides or Sunday morning cruises can be chilly on the cheeks! With fall weather coming fast, we’re offering up Quality full-face helmet options at great prices! At 10% off of regular pricing we think you’ll like these deals. Add in our current FB discount codes and you’re really talking serious savings that, just like K and G Cycles, are… kinduvabigdeal!!
Here are just a few of the many options that we offer at www.kandgcycles.com
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* Comes With A Free Head Wrap (Valued At $5.95).
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End helmet strap hassles forever with this featherweight strap snap. Features one finger release button that is easy to use even with mittens on. Adjust it once and forget it.
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Hey K and G Gang! We just loved to bring you our Sturgis Updates all last week and please, don’t think we’re done yet! Here are a bunch of the Rally pictures that we’ve put together so you can get the whole experience in one shot! K and G Cycles at Sturgis… kinduvabigdeal!!
K and G Cycles wants you to $ave on all the parts we offer. These Peelback items are core to the heart of your machine. When you need to replace the important inner parts of your Harley’s motor, K and G Cycles brings you Quality, Value & Personal Service!
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These Connecting Rod Assemblies include rods, single hole crank pin, crank pin nuts, piston bushings & rod rollers with aluminum retainers. Everything is fitted with standard size rollers ready to install. All rod sets measure 7.438″ eye to eye.
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Here’s a great deal on a Cam for Big Twin Evolution (All Years)
Time tested and track proven Andrew’s cams have computer enhanced design features that provide a superior combination of performance gains and reliability without sacrificing component longevity. Installation instructions included. Timing and Duration measured at .053″ cam lift.
Listed for reference: 1984/1987/Later OE cam is 212° intake, 202° exhaust, .472″ lift on both valves. Timing 03/39 54/02. Valve lift .495″ .495″. Duration 222 236. Grind OEM (L) 1988/1991. Listed for reference: 1992/Later OE cam very close to 1984/1987 specs. California cams are approximately 178° duration. Fuel injected “0″ cam is 200° duration intake and 216° duration exhaust. Bolt-in street cam with fast open and close ramps. Similar timing to EV3 but designed to produce a very broad torque band. Pulls 1500 to 6000 RPM. USE STOCK SPRINGS. EFI or Carb. Timing 20/36 44/16. Valve Lift .495″ .495″. Duration 236 240. Grind EV27. This is Marked down20% to save you big Bucks. Only $153.60
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Hey K and G Gang! How would you like a star-studded day of wide open Black Hills riding?? Well that’s exactly what Team K and G found at this year’s Legends Ride! This is the fourth year for the charity event put on by the Legendary Buffalo Chip that draws a cast of fun famous characters. Check out the pics in our video where you can see Team K and G, rubbin’ elbows with the stars and mounting up for an unforgettable ride!
Here is the play-by-play of the Legends Ride experience as told by Kevin Plummer, our www.kandgcycles.com operations mananger!
Kevin relates that, “On Monday, George, Kyle, Amber, Devani, Tom, Steve and myself went to Deadwood, SD to do the Legends Ride to kick off the 71st annual Sturgis Rally with a Ride that Really Rocks! There we were joined by an array of celebrities, builders, artists and riders from all corners of the world. That would include Rod Woodruff, the owner and operator of the Legendary Buffalo Chip, Holly Hoffman from the TV show Surviror Nicaragua, Lorenzo Lamas the star of Falcon Crest & Renegade, Michael Lichter famed motorcycle photographer, Lori Visker who is currently Mrs. South Dakota, Rupert Boneham, Zach Ness who is a third generation custom bike builder and many, many more…
George and Kyle would be riding on a loaner bike donated by Victory, in light of their previous day’s mechanical issues! Our K and G Girls jumped aboard with our Great Sturgis Vacation Winners for double-trouble fun! Devani would be riding with Tom Messer and Amber would be riding with Steve Hill the guest of Tom Messer.
The Legends Ride begins in the downtown of historic Deadwood, followed by a thrilling ride through the beautiful Black Hills and ending at the Legendary Buffalo Chip. Once getting back to the Buffalo Chip, we enjoyed a private VIP reception, a special live auction and a headliner concert.
This years Legend ride raised significant funds for two worthy Black Hills charities, including the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and Black Hills Special Olympics, the Legends Ride has raised more than $150,000 in just three short years and has become the premier charity-celebrity event in motorcycling.”
Thanks for the update, Kevin! Looks like the whole crew from Team K and G showed those celebs that we’re also… kinduvabigdeal!!
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Hey Gang! Welcome back to more K and G Cycles True Sturgis Adventures! Our story continues with a typical day at the Rally; including some sightseeing, a motorcycle breakdown and a wicked concert to top it all off. Just can’t beat a good day at STURGIS!
Kevin Plummer again relates the ins and outs of day for Team K and G. We hope you’re enjoying this ride-along with us. We happen to think that the readers of this blog are… kinduvabigdeal!!!
Kevin says, “Once again the morning fog was heavy inside the ‘ol noggin, and took some time to burn off! Once the brain was cleared, we got our gear in order and headed out on the road. Mount Rushmore was today’s destination just for the fun and sight-seeing. The weather was beautiful!
Once we arrived; those big stone presidents sure did command our attention! After taking in the grand scale of the monument, we checked out the museum and learned how this wonder of the world was built. Along with the sights, it was just fun to hang out with Kyle and George without business discussions for a little while.
After bidding farewell to Mount Rushmore, we headed back to the Buffalo Chip. With only 10 miles to get back to K and G Cycles HQ, while George and Kyle were riding their 2007 CVO Ultra, the bike decided it wanted a break! Actually a couple breaks, as parts started shearing off the rear sprocket! Luckily, this issue was noticed in time to get safely stopped. We all were just glad that everyone was okay, as it could have turned out alot worse.
Then the night’s big concert was Alice Cooper! As this was my first time seeing Alice in concert, I was WOWED! You talk about a dramatic and theatrical show, it was a full throttle rock pumping show! And Alice goes over the top with everything. Not content to just blow your ear drums; his show is full of props and fireworks. Things like having his head removed, a giant Frankenstein, and featuring his pet boa constrictor are all part of the Alice spectacle!
After the show was over, we headed back to get some sleep from the long day. Then, our Great Sturgis Vacation Winner, Tom Messer, had a malfunction with his Knucklehead. Of course, the gate was locked to easily get the bike up to the K and G Cycles display trailer. The only choice left was raw man-power! So, the four of us heaved and pushed his knucklehead up the hill. I must say, after a long day of travel, tunes and drinking; you find out how out of shape you are when trying to push a bike uphill!
Well that is it for today, heading out to see some of the campers and bikers to hand out some of our mechanic rags with our lovely K and G Cycles girls, it is a rough job, but someone has to do it.”
Ahhh Kevin! Sounds like Team K and G Cycles is really making sure Sturgis is Done Right this year! Keep the updates comin!!
True Sturgis Adventures from K and G Cycles… kinduvabigdeal!!!
Our K and G Cycles Team is still rockin’ the Chip! Check out this latest installment of the Great Sturgis Adventures, as narrated by our man with the plan, Kevin Plummer!
Kevin’s “normal” gig, at the helm of the starship K and G, involves all his skills. Everything from the backend of our massive data and online store engines, to vendor relations , to graphics and even customer service as well… So when it came time to make K and G Cycles a force at The Legendary Buffalo Chip, he stepped right up for duty! As said by Kevin, “Sometimes, I have to remind myself that I am actually working, and not just on vacation!”
Here he expands on his Sturgis experience so far. “I first would like to point out that this is my first time visiting the Buffalo Chip. While I had seen it on TV, I have finally come to the conclusion, that although kids go to Ft. Lauderdale, or Mexico for Spring Break, the Sturgis Rally is like a Mega Summer Break for adults! This place offers you everything you need, right here on the grounds of The Chip.
Let’s start with the basics: The amenities are not only fully plumbed, but also have attendants servicing them! The laundry, shower and restrooms are fit for your Queens! Okay, moving on to entertainment: Once you are presented with your Buffalo Chip wrist band then let the party begin! The music is in the air here at The Chip, with concerts going on in many different areas. Everything from rock legends, to country, to comedy is on-stage at some point in the day here. In between bands, the Midget Bowling, Zip Lining, and delicious food vendors, and many bar stops keep you smiling, full and happy!
The kickoff to the Buffalo Chip concert series was Edgar Winter. It seems as though these true legends of rock like Edgar, have names that the younger crowd doesn’t immediately recognize. However, as soon as the amps fire up and the guitars wail, he had 20,000 people kick’n it and hard rockin’ to the show.
With George being an ol’ pal and former sound man for Edgar Winter, we met up with him before the show for pictures and a VIP meet and greet. Then back out in the crowd we were electrified by the sounds, just like everyone else! At the end of the show everyone was reving the engines to get Edgar to come out for one last song, and sure enough, his encore ROCKED!
Even though the concert ended at midnight, our fun didn’t stop! Our winners of the Great Sturgis Vacation Tom Messer, Steve Hill and myself just headed over to one of the other bars that offered a little more, ummm… adult entertainment, yes you guessed it, pole dancing, I mean, what man wants to turn down drinking, and two lovely ladies dancing on a pole to a live band playing good ole’ classic rock! Well the three of us hung out watched the show and had some beers, cigars and enjoyed the show.
The following morning was a little foggy, and took me some time to get around, but once the brain was clear we got ready and headed to Mount Rushmore for a day of fun and sight seeing.”
Check back soon for more episodes of the K and G Cycles’ Sturgis Adventures!! George and Kyle, plus Kevin and our GSVG winners Tom and Steve, have lots more fun to bring ya! Team K and G Cycles and Sturgis… kinduvabigdeal!!