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30 | WheelsOfGrace.com | #53 day." Triton had few words for the motorcyclists who came to support him but he was all smiles. They read le ers wri en to him and chanted, "Trinton strong." Triton's mother, Kara Lysi , said he was bullied by the 15-year-old boy. "Triton went down to another li le boy's house to play and the boy didn't want to play, so he picked up a pumpkin and smashed it in Triton's face. It was upse ng." It was the latest blow for the boy who lost his father a few months ago. "He wants to have some companionship and friends," Lysi said. "It was really hard for me to deal with at first and it s ll is." Mom said the support has helped. "Triton feels a lot more confident now, now that everyone is coming forward and being his friend. We are se ng up play dates. He doesn't feel so alone anymore." A er the ride, LAMA Jacksonville hosted a pizza party at its clubhouse on Jacksonville's Southside where the men and women collected money to buy Triton a new dirt bike. HARLEY-DAVIDSON ANNOUNCES NEW SCREAMIN' EAGLE STAGE KITS FOR MY18+ SOFTAIL MODELS AND MY17+ TOURING MODELS "Go Big or Go Home" With New Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson Performance Parts. The all-new Harley- Davidson ® Screamin' Eagle ® products for your ride are here to keep the thrills rolling mile after mile. High- flow exhaust kits, performance cams, ultra-powerful Screamin' Eagle engines and a comprehensive line of upgrades get you to peak exhilaration quickly and smoothly with the power to handle whatever comes. SCREAMIN› EAGLE ® MILWAUKEE-EIGHT ® ENGINE STAGE IV KIT 114CI TO 131CIfor select So ail models. Screamin' Eagle ® Milwaukee- Eight ® Engine Stage IV 107CI to 128CI for select So ail models: This Stage IV Kit was designed to deliver maximum horsepower – all the way to the redline – available now for select So ail models and features new CNC-ported heads with 1mm bigger valves than the previous genera on, and fully machined combus on chambers. Screamin' Eagle ® Milwaukee- Eight ® Engine Stage III 114CI or 117CI to 122CI kit and Stage III 107CI to 119CI for MY17+ Touring models This Stage III kit has been developed for the rider looking for a solid "seat of the pants" torque increase you can feel every me you roll on the thro le. The bump up in displacement and compression deliver a significant increase in torque and power over stock, all the while restoring the sensa on of riding solo when you're loaded down. Pick up the next WOG Magazine for details on all the new H-D Stages Kits. All models require addi onal purchase of ECM recalibra on with the Screamin' Eagle Pro Street Tuner for proper installa on. See an authorized Harley-Davidson ® dealer for details. HANDLEBAR NEWS Every subculture has its own lingo. Bikers are no exception. Are you on the fringe of a motorcycle society? Have you heard a biker speaking and would like to understand what he was talking about? Would you like to gain insight into the biker mindset? Do you just like words? Here you'll find an introductory dictionary of commonly used road-motorcycle terminology and biker slang, compiled with the average "Citizen" in mind. Citizen: (noun) A person with no known affiliation with a Motorcycle Club. • UJM: Acronym for Universal Japanese Motorcycle. For a while (mostly in the 1970s), if you took the badges off of a large selection of the motorcycle models from Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha, they were so similar most people would have a tough time differentiating one model or brand from another. Common traits included steel frames, inline-4 engines, disc brakes, and so on. Those bikes became known as Universal Japanese Motorcycles because it seemed like any of the bikes could have come from any of the big four Japanese bike makers. Today, we call UJMs "standard" motorcycles. Beginning in the 1980s, motorcycles began to become specialized (sport bikes, touring bikes, cruisers, etc.) so today, a purely standard "new" UJM motorcycle is pretty rare, but there are a few out there. Usage: "Check out this old KZ750 I just got off CL. It's a classic UJM." • Vintage/Classic: In general, an old motorcycle. What constitutes "vintage" varies from brand to brand and rider to rider (or collector to collector). The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club sets vintage as a bike 15 years or older, while for others, bikes made before World War II are true vintage bikes. In general, if it doesn't have modern electronics, uses drum brakes and fires on a points ignition system, it's probably vintage. But it will depend on whom you ask. • V-Twin: This engine configuration, which consists of a two-cylinder motor with the cylinders in a V format, is the predominant engine type found in cruiser motorcycles. The Harley V-Twin motor is the most iconic. V-twin engines can produce a lot of torque and are therefore ideal for cruising around as they can accelerate quickly at low revs. Ducati also makes a V-twin, but since the cylinders are split at exactly 90 degrees, they call their engine an "L-twin." V-twins are also known for their robust, booming sound signature. • The Wave: Once you start riding, you'll notice that other riders on motorcycles will wave or make a gesture (peace sign, thumbs up, etc.) of some sort as you pass by each other. Why? It's called The Wave, and it's just a friendly way to say you are a member of a select group of adventurers: a motorcycle rider. So wave back. This phenomenon is mostly restricted to North America (Brits use something much more subtle: "the nod"); in other parts of the world, riding motorcycles is as common (or more so) than driving cars, so they don't tend to wave or they'd be doing it all the time. • Z-bars: A set of tallish, angled handlebars, usually found on a chopper or cruiser. 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