A Party at the Chip with Buckcherry

Inked-up rocker Josh Todd and the boys from Buckcherry will join Def Leppard in concert at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground on Monday, Aug. 8, the official start of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

“Buckcherry has become the heavy metal hard rockin’ voice of the new generation,” said Rod Woodruff, campground owner. “I know that the bikers who make a hard rock concert part of their Sturgis vacation will be thrilled with a night of Def Leppard and Buckcherry.

From Buckcherry’s blog page: ”

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Why K and G Cycles??

At K and G Cycles we know you have a choice of vendors, we just want to earn your business! This company was born from the idea that v-twin motorcycle parts should be easy to locate, fit right the first time and be available at the lowest possible cost to our customers. We don’t think that is too much to ask, so that is what we deliver!

So, why K and G Cycles for your vendor of choice?

  • K and G Cycles is an industry innovator in selection, service and support.
  • We believe in building our reputation one sale and one customer at a time.
  • We work hard to bring you the best selection at the best price every single day.

K and G Cycles® has grown phenomenally since its opening in 2007 due to the loyalty of its customers, the hard work of every single K and G employee, and our understanding of what motorcycle parts and accessory shoppers want from their online store.

With customers in over 50 countries worldwide, K and G Cycles is an innovator in both online shopping and customer support. First to offer Skype for customer support, K and G Cycles is constantly employing state-of-the-art technologies intended to make every shopping experience for each customer unique, enjoyable, and efficient.

Our mission is simple: to earn your business every time you shop.
If we work hard enough, there may be plenty of laurels to rest upon, but we never will rest upon them. We think our customers are kinduvabigdeal!!!

“Impressive customer service. I can’t wait to tell all my riding buddies about you, as well.” Rob, FL

Roland Sands Grand Opening – w/video

We’re living through a golden age of custom bike design and envelope pushing fabrications from all corners of the globe, but one of my favorites is still Roland Sands. A visit to www.rolandsands.com is a kaleidoscope of kick-ass bikes of all makes and models, and believe me, the models are worth the visit too!

Roland Sands Design opened a new headquarters on friday the 20th. Here is the scoop from their site: “We are happy to say we have opened the new RSD facility in grand style last Friday night. 400 or so of our friends and associates made the trek to our new Los Alamitos facility to take in the bikes, cars, sights, sounds, food and drink. The official launch of the RSD store was the highlight of the night and features a full line of RSD leather jackets, leather accessories, tee’s, helmets, motorcycle parts, books and many one off and hand built items sure to tempt any two wheeled enthusiast. Drinks were supplied by our friends at Peligroso Tequila and special musical guest the signal hillbillies rocked the house for nearly two hours. Art work was displayed from noted artists Mr Cartoon, Nate van Dyke, Estevan Oriole, Karl Dressen, James Haunt, Jona Cerwinsky, Matt Wignall, Saber, Drake Mcelroy, Rodney Aquilar and Roland Sands. Stay tuned to rolandsands.com for upcoming events and please come out any day Monday to Friday to check out the store.”

This is just one of the many videos that shows Roland and creations at work and play, check it out.

Buffalo Chip Music News – Gregg Allman

If you want to catch the Midnight Rider, then be at the Legendary Buffalo Chip on Wednesday August 10th. On just one of the many days of killer concerts, Gregg Allman is one you will not want to miss!

Gregg Allman is a  founding member of the iconic Allman Brothers Band and in his own amazing solo career, he has long been a gifted blues interpreter, with his distinctive, soulful voice which has become one of vocal talents in American music history.

Allman is touring in support of his new solo album “Low Country Blues,” produced by Grammy and Oscar-winning writer and producer T-Bone Burnette. The album features Allman on both guitar and his famous B3 Hammond organ.

This epic night of rock will also feature fellow Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing their new and historical Southern Blues Rock.

Check out this video of a Sunday Morning interview with Gregg Allman. I think you’ll dig it!

Get to see Gregg and all the other awesome bands for FREE! For details on how to win our Great Sturgis Vacation Giveaway, click here.

Registered Trademark News – Sturgis & K and G Cycles

The online news sources are all talking about Sturgis® being granted Federal Trademark Registration to SMRI. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc., are owners of the portfolio of Trademarks and Service Marks related to the world famous Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally

“This was certainly anticipated for a number of months, but is nevertheless an exciting development for the future protection, promotion and long-term health of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally,” commented board member and longtime Sturgis-area businessman John E. Johnson

The team here at K and G Cycles® also know the value of this designation. Almost 1 month ago, we received an email from our hardworking owner George Marakas announcing that:

Effective today, K & G Cycles and K and G Cycles are both officially recognized trademarks by the United State of America. This means we now fall in the same class of companies as Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon. While both our customer base and bank accounts pale in comparison, we nonetheless can say that no one can ever legally call themselves K and G in the motorcycle parts and accessories business without incurring both our wrath and that of the United States of America. It also means we get to start using the really cool little ® (the circled “R”) (also known as a rabol – derived from Registered & Authorized Business Logo) whenever we show either the text for K and G Cycles or the logo.

We’re proud of the growth of our company and and our growing ability to serve our customers. After all, without our customers, we just wouldn’t be kinduvabigdeal!!

Kevin’s Bio

Our team is full of quality team members trained to help you get the parts you need at a price you’ll love.

We’re proud to introduce you to the Operations Manager of Team K and G Cycles, Kevin Plummer. We caught him for a quick minute to find out a few of his details!

Your Name:
Kevin Plummer

What positions do you play on the K and G Team?
Operations Manager

Where are you from?
Bloomington, Indiana – Proudly born and raised here.

Tell us a bit about your family.
I have Been married for 24 years, I have 1 daughter, and one granddaughter that is 3.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” –  George Carlin

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
Becoming a good husband to my wife, a good father and role model to my daughter, and granddaughter.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Key Largo, Florida – nice place to relax and be with friends.

What is your favorite thing about K and G Cycles?
That we are on the cutting edge of technology.  Offering our customers great customer service and treating all of our customers how we would want to be treated as customers.

Tom’s Bio

Do you ever wonder if there is a real human being on the other end of your online parts order? Here at K and G Cycles, you can be sure there is. Most of the time, Tom Vaughan is handling your questions and matching you up with the items you need for your bike.

In between phone calls and all his other duties, he had a chance to answer some questions for us. Here they are!

 

 

Your Name
Tom Vaughan

What positions do you play on the K and G Team?
Customer Support Manager is my title but it goes way beyond that.  I handle the shipping and receiving as order placement with the various vendors.  There is always so IT work that needs done so I get my share of that as well.

Where are you from?
I grew up in West Central Iowa (About 60 miles from Omaha, Nebraska) and moved all over the country until 1991 when I moved to Indiana and stayed.

Tell us a bit about your family.
I grew up in a home in a very small town (we had 26 in my graduating class).  I am the oldest of 4 kids.  My dad was a meat cutter at the Oscar Meyer Plant there for 20 Years and was also the “Best Mechanic Around” He Drove and maintained Super Modified Stock Cars way back before NASCAR was a big deal so I grew up with a wrench in my hand.  I learned mechanics at a very early age and just loved to take things apart.  I had some trouble at first putting them back together but when I finally succeeded my dad was really pretty proud.  I joined the Air Force after High School and decided I wanted to be an Aircraft Mechanic and from there to Aviation Maintenance School and then on to the airlines where I spent 20 years as a mechanic, and finally a Maintenance Manager for the airline I was working for.  My first ride on a motorcycle was when I was about 12, I hopped on my buddies 125 and promptly balled myself up.  Being the person I am I continued to ride and the first bike I owned was an 850 Suzuki, great bike.  I got married and had kids so there went that.  I got a 1200 Gold Wing later on and was hooked.  After a back injury I was sidelined and I sold that when the kids wouldn’t stay off of it and kept knocking it over.  I just couldn’t pick it up myself anymore.  I have since healed and am really itching to get back in the saddle.  As a mechanic I would love to find a “basket case” and build what I want, it just hasn’t happened yet.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
Have fun while you’re alive, you’ll be dead a long time.  I don’t know who wrote it but it stuck.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
I don’t know.  I raised a family, happy and healthy and we get along.  I guess that’s pretty big.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Haven’t found it yet.  I keep finding better places.  I love wild and rough country so anywhere like that will do.

What is your favorite thing about K and G Cycles?
I think my favorite thing about K and G is that fact that I have been part of it since it was born and have had a hand in every part of it at some time.  It changes and grows and sometimes just makes you madder than hell but that’s part of it too.  I like being able to change and grow along with it.

Leslie’s Bio

We have the best team in the business! Leslie Boswell is another reason why. Once again, wearing many hats is the hallmark of our staff. We think serving our customers well is kinduvabigdeal!!

Please take time to meet Leslie and hear all about her in her own words:

Where do I start!

My name is Leslie Boswell and I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana

I would have to say that being a wife, mother and grandmother are my favorite accomplishments.

My favorite place in the world would have to be work. $$$  Oh u mean outside of work? Well, let’s see. San Antonio, TX where my favorite people in the world are; My Family!

Like all of us here at K and G, I have many different responsibilities… most of the time, they include: customer service, data entry, sales, shipping, even production.  I do it all…

Before kandgcycles, I didn’t know anything about motorcycles. Kevin and Tom have taught me a lot and, of course, I’m still learning.

K andgcycles is the best job I’ve ever had. Wouldn’t trade it for the world. Very relaxing and laid back environment.

Looking forward to the future with k and g cycles.

My Favorite quote is:  “Don’t quit until the job is completed.”
– By… Me!

Jeff’s Bio

Keeping up with our tradition of introducing you to our awesome Team at K and G Cycles; here is our good buddy Jeff Moyer!

What positions do you play on the K and G Team?
Product Specialist for the K and G Cycles online database

Where are you from?
I was born in Virginia Beach, VA but, when to middle school and high school in Overland Park

Tell us a bit about your family.
I have two younger brothers, Michael and Corey, who are identical twins. My dad, Ed, works for AMC Movie Theatres in downtown Kansas City and my mom, Janet works at a local dentist office as a dental hygienist. All of us, including my Mom love sports and KU sports to be more specific.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
“Rule #76, no excuses play like a champion!” Vince Vaughn in Wedding Crashers

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
I am most proud of graduating from the University of Kansas in 4 years with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Virginia Beach, VA is my favorite place in the world because of family, golf and beaches.

What is your favorite thing about K and G Cycles?
My favorite thing about K and G Cycles is the flexible work schedule. We all have to get our assigned work completed but we can set our own hours and work from home if we want. K and G uses technology to allow us to be in a virtual office – time clock and everything – but we are really at home. It’s great!

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