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SR! Monthly Motorcycle Marketplace

Welcome to the Sound RIDER! virtual Motorcycle Marketplace. We understand that our readers want to know about specials and events that are currently underway at Northwest shops, as well as national motor sports entities in general, and the Marketplace does just that. Check out what's going on this month.

Steve McQueen: Full Throttle Cool

Steve McQueen said, "I'm not sure whether I'm an actor who races or a racer who acts." Fortunately for us, he was the best of both.

McQueen left an indelible imprint as one of Hollywood's sexiest leading men. His masterful film roles in Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Papillion have been often imitated but never repeated. An actor, motorcycle and automobile racer, and all-around gearhead, McQueen also epitomized the American dream, rising from hardscrabble circumstances to become one of the most famous movie stars in the world.

Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool presents McQueen's life story in an artistic, graphic-novel format. It covers his entire life, from his earliest years growing up in a suburb of Indianapolis to his death from mesothelioma. Learn all about his stunning movie career, in which he defined the antihero archetype. The cool panache he brought to the screen was perhaps only matched by his adrenaline-pumping racing exploits. Get the full measure of both from this book.

A really fun read! Available at finer brick & mortar and online retailers.

Cycle Pump 90 degree options

Best Rest products has released 90 degree air chuck options for both their Cycle Pump and E-Z Air product lines. The new 90 degree options offer a rider easier fitment of the chucks in those hard to reach spots when a valve stem is obstructed by dual disc brakes or rear end body work. The new options add $20 to the product purchase but are well worth ridding one's self of the hassle.

Check them both out in the Sound RIDER! store today.

No Thru Road by Clement Salvadori

Let’s face it, we who buy motorcycles do not do so for strictly practical purposes. In every motorcyclist there is an innate desire for adventure and the open road, which few riders are lucky enough to push to its logical conclusion. Clement Salvadori is one such rider. A “moto-journalist” almost out of necessity, in “No Thru Road,” Clement details an incredible, globetrotting life that spans more than 40 years and literally dozens of countries. From “Afghanistan 1973” to “Zimbabwe 1974” every chapter of “No Thru Road” is an entertaining and adventure-filled account that speaks to the soul of every motorcyclist. Available on Amazon now.

Be sure to catch Clem's presentation 8/29 during The Rally in the Gorge

BMW Motorcyles of Seattle

BMW Motorcycles of Seattle is your best source for new BMW Motorcycles, used motorcycles, BMW parts and apparel. We are also a full service dealership. Our highly qualified service technicians will make sure your motorcycle is in the best operating condition as possible. Feel free to stop by or call us if you have any questions! (206) 527-5511

Isle of Man 2015 DVD/Blue Ray

Check out four hours of all the action at this years Isle of Man races. The full highlights of the Greatest Real Road Race on Earth - a spectacle that should be witnessed in person but this is the next best thing. The Comprehensive record of a week of intense excitement. John McGuinness, Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and more take on the incredible 37.73 mile Isle of Man TT Mountain Course for the ultimate prize - the TT Trophy. Nearly four hours of frantic action.

Available from the Sound RIDER! Store

Giant Loop QuickLoop Cables

Security is always something to give consideration to when you're out for a ride. The choices are many. You could carry a think chain to protect your gear, but a smaller configuration would be preferable to most riders. Giant Loop's new QuickLoop cables offer security for your riding gear and soft luggage so it's all there when you get back to the bike. Availab le in 36" and 84" lengths, you can pair each cable with a PacSafe Prosafe 700 TSA lock to make the deal complete. Starting at $17

Available from the Sound RIDER! Store

Cycle Barn Smokey Point

One of the largest motorsports dealers in the Puget Sound, Cycle Barn Smokey Point, in Marysville, Washington, is your one-stop-shop for the latest in motorcycles, gear and award winning service. With a show room that clocks in at an enormous 30,000 square feet and features legendary brands like, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and KTM, Cycle Barn has got you covered if you’re in the market for a new or used motorcycle. Already own a motorcycle or ATV? Then be sure to stop by for one of the area’s largest selection of parts, accessories and technical apparel. Just 30 miles north of Seattle, you can visit them Tuesday thru Saturday, or visit for more information.

Moto Stays

There is no better way to take a long trip than by motorcycle. The only problem is that hotels will kill your travel budget and camping night after night can be a bit exhausting. Thankfully, has come to the rescue, building a network of motorcycle homestays that literally spans the globe. As a MotoStays member, you'll have access to hundreds of friendly people willing to host you and your motorcycle, for free! Meet interesting people, save money and ride farther!

Check out for more information.

Happy Trails

Outfitting your bike with the proper luggage is likely one of the first steps you'll take as you prepare for that "big trip." Happy Trails offers a full line of hard-bodied, aluminum panniers and mounting equipment so you can turn your bike into the ultimate adventure machine. Rugged durability combined with a functional, yet stylish design, make for an eye-pleasing aesthetic. And the added peace of mind of a fully locking luggage system means that you can load up and ride for days….or weeks!

See the selection at

All Moto Tire

If you live in the Puget Sound and need your tires mounted buy a pro, go see Don at All Moto Tire. All Moto Tire is the preferred mounting house in the Puget Sound region by the Motorcycle Superstore.

Looking for hard to find Heideneau or Vee Tires? All Moto is a direct reseller of these brands and can order what you need and mount it as well.

Visit their website at

Crash Scene Safety Instruction

Would you know what to do if a member of your riding group was involved in a crash during a ride? The most critical time is often the time you're waiting for emergency services to arrive, so take control of the situation and learn what you need to know from the experts at Crash Scene Safety.

For more information about upcoming classes, or to schedule a class for your group, visit the website at

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If you're a Northwest or national motorsports company and have a special event or product you need our readers to know about, contact Stacey Swanson at 925-292-9470.

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Dualsport Northwest Rally 8/29-9/1 2014


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