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Atlanta Chapter
Harley Owners Group, Inc.

Sponsored By:
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30057
770-944-1340

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HOGWASH
Official Newsletter
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
April 1999 Issue

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Director: Jim Durham 770-434-9221
Assistant Director: Allan Farmer 770-389-4129
Secretary/Treasurer: Rene' Durham 770-944-1340
Ride Director: Dan Gardiner 770-957-2174
Safety Officer: Jimmy Stephens 404-363-0608
Ladies of Harley Officer: Ginger Gardiner 770-957-2174
Photographer: Hank Somma 770-966-7924
Advertising: Dean Mull 770-486-8232
Web Master: B.K. Ellis 770-471-0306
Ride Captains:
Dean Mull 770-486-8232
Tom Singerfoos 770-971-4467
Eb Struss 706-235-1047
Mike Volk 770-949-9691
David Gilmer 770-258-5656
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APRIL'S EVENT SCHEDULE

April 4, 1999
Happy Easter
Daylingt Saving Time...Spring Forward

April 8, 1999
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting

Meet: 7:00 PM
Cato's Restaurant

April 15, 1999
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

Meet: 7:30 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Dinner Served after Meeting
(Open Event)

April 16-18, 1999
Spring Ride to Charleston, SC

Meet: 8:30 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 9:00 AM

April 14, 1999
Eastside Dinner Ride

Meet: 4:00 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Ride Captians, Dan and Ginger Gardner Leave: 4:15 PM
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DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Well, it looks as if Rene' and I are leading a ride. We really do ride!!! We have a ride planned for Memorial Weekend. We are going to Pigeon Forge, TN. We will be leaving on Saturday May 29 and returning on Monday May 31. We will be staying at the Family Inn West across from the Grand Motel. The room rate is around $79.77. All you have to do is call and reserve your room. We will be meeting at Shoney's at Exit 14, Hwy 20 on GA 400 at 8:00 a.m. and will be leaving at 9:00 a.m. The route will be a lot of curves-so be prepared.

We also have 50 rooms blocked for our chapter for the Georgia State Rally. The hotel is the Ramada Plaza Hotel. When you call for reservations tell them you are with the Atlanta Chapter. The room rate is $67.00 per night for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Hope to see you all there. Register Early!

Jim Durham
Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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RIDE DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Charleston, S.C., April 16-18

We have approximately 30 rooms booked so far. If you are thinking about going on this ride, be sure to make your reservations with Allison Mull, 770-486-8232.

Traditionally w have had a large group on this ride. We have a lot of fun so don't miss out
Don't Wait- call Allison at: 770-486-8232!

We were unable to get a block of rooms at any one motel but Allison Mull will be assisting us in locating accommodations as close together as possible. So please give her a call early at 770-486-8232.

Ride to Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., May 13-16

Ginger and I have never been to Myrtle Beach for Bike Week. We have always gone to Daytona in March. I have had some members inquire about a chapter ride for this event. So we have now planned one.

We will meet May 13th at the Winn Dixie parking lot on Salem Road, exit 43 off I-20 in Conyers at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 9:00 a.m., sharp. Our return ride on May 16th will end at the same location. I will be leading the ride.

Directions from Atlanta to meeting location, go I-20 East to Exit 43, turn right on Salem Road, go 1/4 mile to Winn Dixie on the left, along with Hardees and Dunkin Doughnuts across from AT&TT building.

We were unable to get a block of rooms at any one motel but Allison Mull will be assisting us in locating accommodations as close together as possible. So please give her a call early at 770-486-8232.

We were unable to get a block of rooms at any one motel but Allison Mull will be assisting us in locating accommodations as close together as possible. So please give her a call early at 770-486-8232.

Ride Safe and Have Fun!

Dan Gardiner
Ride Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT

Congratulations to Sonny Guntermann for winning the attendance jackpot. He received a $60 gift certificate from Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. Congratulations to B.K. Ellis, who won a Harley cap. Marcie Cadou won a T-shirt, Mike Moreau won a shot glass, and James Cheek a mug. James also won the 50/50 drawing of $67.

Rene' Durham
Secretary/Treasurer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Ladies of Harley

LADIES OF HARLEY'S REPORT

New Hot-line Number!  770-908-3435

Beginning Monday February 23rd, thanks to the suggestion of our members, we now have a Hot-line for everyone to call for status of our rides and events. The number is 770-908-3435. I will update the message periodically. I will update each time we have an activity or ride planned to remind you of the upcoming events and/or changes that may occur. You can call the number day or night for information. This is a new project to see if it will benefit our members.

Please call in and check out the new HOTLINE and also look at our WEB site. We want to know what you think!

Ride Safe and Have Fun
Ginger Gardiner
Ladies of Harley Safety Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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SAFETY OFFICER'S REPORT

As reported in the January Newsletter, I now have the information for the Motorcycle Foundation Safety Program. When the program is successfully completed you will receive a $50.00 gift certificate from National H.O.G. When you complete the course see Rend or me with a copy of your certificate and you'll receive a form to submit to H.O.G. for your $50.00.

Here is a list of the things you must have to take the class.

For Experienced Riders:
1. You must have a Motorcycle License for at least 2 years
2. Full finger gloves.
3. A long sleeve shirt or jacket.
4. Boots that have a heal and cover the ankle.
5. A face shield for your helmet and safety glasses.
6. Long pants, preferably jeans.
7. NO LOUD PIPES!
8. Your bike must pass an inspection.

The fee is $30.00 for GA Residents. I am told that if your bike does not pass the inspection, they will reschedule. This is a nine hour course; five hours in class and four hours on your motorcycle. You will need a pencil for the written test.

For Beginners & Future HOGS

The fee is $50 for GA Residents. You are supplied with a motorcycle and a helmet. This is a fifteen hour course, seven hours in class and nine hours on a motorcycle. You will need a pencil for the written test.

To enroll call 1-800-245-4410 or in the Atlanta area 404- 669-2950. A package will be mailed to you and will have course schedules. In this newsletter you will find the south side schedules and location for this program. If you are on the Internet, click on the Georgia Dept of Public Safety Web site at: http://www.ganet.org/dps/ motorsaf.html.

We have over seven hundred members in our H.O.G. chapter. We only need twelve members to pass this course to receive honorable mention in the HOG Tales magazine. Better hurry, classes fill up fast.

Ride Loud, Ride Proud, See YA!
Jimmy H. Stephens
Safety Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Tech Tips!

Engine Oil

Engine Oil level should be checked only when the engine is at normal operating temperature. Perform pre-ride check, oil should register on dipstick of cold engine. Do not add oil to full mark on a cold engine. After engine is at normal operating temperature remove dipstick and check level. Add oil to top off at proper level.

Transmission

The transmission oil level should be checked monthly. When checking the transmission the motorcycle should be standing straight up, not on the jiffy stand. Check at normal operating temperature. Remove transmission dipstick plug and check its level. Lubricant should be between the two marks on the stick. Add lubricant as necessary do not overfill.

If you have any questions relating to this contact the service department at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta.

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See April HOGWASH for 1999 MRCRSS and ERC Schedule

See April HOGWASH for Kiss-A-Pig Registration Form

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1999 Tentative Events Schedule
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

March 1999

01-07 Daytona Bike Week
11 Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting
18 Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting
27 Andersonville Ride

April 1999

04 Easter Sunday
08 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
11 Laprades Lunch Ride
15 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
16-18 Charleston, SC Ride
24 East Side Dinner Ride

May 1999

01 Cedar Creek Motorcycle Rally
02 Kiss-A-Pig Ride American Diabetes
08 Crusin Car Show and Poker Run
11

Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
(Note Day Change)

13-15 Myrtle Beach, SC Rally
14-15 Alabama State Rally, Dothan
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
29-31 Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN Ride

June 1999

04-05 MBNA Super Bike Tour
10 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
12-13 L.O.H., Macon Braves Ride
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
19 Lunch Ride, Menton
27 Lunch Ride, Helen

July 1999

04 Dale Moorefield, Memorial Ride, Bostwick
06 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
08 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
(Note Day Change)
15-17 National H.O.G. Rally, Greenville, SC
24 Lunch Ride, Poole
31 Cruise Night, H-D Atlanta

August 1999

08 Cheaha State Park, AL
12 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
14 Ride to North Georgia
19 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
27-29 Ride and Paddle Rafting Ride

September 1999

7 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
9-12 Georgia State Rally, Augusta
16 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
19 Atlanta Chapter's 13th Anniversary Party

October 1999

1-3 Ride for Healther Babies
March of Dimes Ride

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Archives

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December, 1997 HOGWASH

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Information... Rene'
Content... ME

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Atlanta Chapter Member's E-Mail Addresses

Becton, Allan f.a.becton@lmco.com
Brown, Don and Jane brown_j@bellsouth.net
Cadou, Dick mcadou@msn.com
Cloninger, Chuck and Linda yin-and-yang@juno.com
Durham. Jim and Rene' Turbohog@IX.netcom.com
Ellis, B.K bkellis@avana.net
Gardiner, Dan dangardiner@worldnet.att.net
Gillett, Pamelia ST883@aol.com
Johnson,Steve and Sharon rhino2447@aol.com
Jones, Don donjroswell@worldnet.att.net
Love, Bron HDSPT99@aol.com
Matthews, Billy and Susan susan87@webtv.net
McClure, Glenn gmcclur@bellsouth.net
McGinn, John JCMCGINN01@AOL.COM
Peel, Robert rlpeel@aol.com
Volk, Michael and Karen muskrat@atlcom.net
Wheeler, William R. bwheel@ibm.net

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