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97 www.thunderpress.net THUNDER PRESS April 2018 RIDE THE BIKE OF YOUR DREAMS... A DYNOJET Dynamometer paired with an expert technician can give you the assurance that your bike is running at its full potential. The DYNOJET Dynamometer can be used to match the proper after market accessories your bike needs for the performance you want. IN NEED OF A SIMPLE TUNE-UP? Let the DYNOJET Dynamometer find the ideal ignition timing and carburetion specs to make your bike run as smoothly and cleanly as possible. Visit these participating shops for dynamometer tuning and run your bike at its full potential …GET THE ADVANTAGE THE DYNOJET DYNAMOMETER ADVANTAGE. MAXIMIZE YOUR BIKE'S POTENTIAL TODAY BY VISITING ONE OF THESE PARTICIPATING SHOPS TO GET ARIZONA Kingman PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS, INC. 4906 Olympic Drive 928.692.6601 kellysperformancespecialists.com MARYLAND Fort Washington HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF WASHINGTON, DC 9407 Livingston Road 301.248.1200 aday@hdwash.com hdwash.com NEW JERSEY Hope TRAMONTIN HARLEY-DAVIDSON, INC. Route 80 908.459.4101 service@tramontinhd.com tramontinhd.com NEW MEXICO Belen NEW LIFE BUILDERS 19530 Highway 314 505.861.1565 newlifebuilders@juno.com newlifebuilders.us PENNSYLVANIA Orwigsburg SCHAEFFER'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON & SERVICE INC. 1123 Brick Hill Rd 570.366.0143 rentals@schaeffershd.com schaeffershd.com Willow Street LANCASTER HARLEY-DAVIDSON 308 Beaver Valley Pike 717.464.2703 lancasterhd.com Nevada. There are canoe and kayak rentals for floating down the nearby Colorado River but there's also a wealth of fun to be had just poking around the various outbuildings if you aren't into getting wet. The sce- nic El Dorado Canyon was the back- drop for the National Geographic Channel's show Brain Game. Nelson is about 75 miles from Laughlin and the crooked, scenic tarmac through the canyon makes for a fun ride. It's guaranteed that you'll go home with some pretty interesting photos. Most riders who have visited Laughlin take the ride up to the gold mining ghost town of Oatman to check out the famous wild bur- ros, but for a more exciting day you might consider continuing through town into Kingman and over to the Hualapai Mountains. This scenic trip demands careful attention to the road as the challenging route winds through the desert up to the moun- tain elevations of up to 8,400 feet. Route 66 crests Sitgreaves Pass and includes 10 mph corners before it Twisting through the El Dorado Canyon is a fun experience and well worth the ride The ghost town proper ty just past the town on Nelson served as a movie set for such fun fl icks as 3000 Miles To Graceland, Eye of the Beholder and Breakdown empties into Kingman, merging with I-40 before reaching the Hualapai Mountain Resort. There's a $7 park entry fee for the day and the cool pines of the mountains is a nice respite from desert temperatures. The trip takes about an hour and a half one way if you don't stop to check out the historic sites along the way, which would be kind of a waste since the area has plenty of western history to share. The top of the mountain is a great place to enjoy lunch. So if you're looking for a scenic and interesting place to ride, con- sider making Laughlin a home base and setting out to visit the beautiful vistas. Weather is agreeable for most of the year other than, like most deserts, the peak of summer. That's when it's recommended to stick to water sports, slot machines and air conditioning. 4

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