Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

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If You Want to Ride in April, Take Care of Storage Chores Today

If You Want to Ride in April, Take Care of Storage Chores Today 

MILWAUKEE (October, 2013) It just snowed in Sturgis. This means the motorcycling season will soon be over in much of the country. If off-season motorcycle storage is inevitable in your neighborhood, the service gurus at Harley-Davidson® remind you to do the job right.

Or simply park your baby in the corner, and leave it untouched behind the snowblower until you’re ready for your first ride next spring. And when everyone else is cruising, you will hate yourself, because:

1. You Didn’t Put Your Battery on a Smart Charger.
 We call it a smart charger because you’re smart to use it. Clean and inspect the battery and use a battery charger like the Harley-Davidson 750mA SuperSmart™ Battery Tender (P/N 66000038, $39.95) that incorporates a microprocessor to maintain the battery at full charge capacity during storage. Do not use steady-rate battery chargers because they may over- or under-charge a Harley-Davidson AGM battery.

SERVICE TIP: Do not attempt to keep a motorcycle battery charged by starting and running the bike for a few minutes while it is in storage. These short run cycles leave the battery in a discharged condition, and susceptible to sulfation, a common cause of battery failure, and leave moisture and combustion acids in the engine that may have corrosive effects.

2. You Didn’t Change the Engine Oil.
 Dirty oil is like dirty underwear – it needs to be changed. Fuel and acids in dirty oil may accelerate engine corrosion during long-term storage. A fresh fill of Screamin’ Eagle® SYN3® Full Synthetic Lubricant or H-D® 360 Motorcycle Oil will help protect the engine, even when it isn’t running. If you choose to change your oil yourself, the Harley-Davidson Oil Change Accessory Kit (P/N 14900058, $59.95) includes a 10-quart Low Profile Oil Drain Pan, an Oil Absorbent Work Station Mat, an End Cap Oil Filter Wrench, and a Transmission/Crankcase Filler Funnel with an anti-burp design for smooth oil flow.

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Biltwell Blast Shields for Gringo Helmets

Biltwell Blast Shields for Gringo Helmets

Vintage technology with modern materials. 
These new Blast Shields snap right on to our Gringo full-face helmets 
and have great optical clarity

zaterdag 2 november 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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