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Old 03-16-2011, 02:52 PM
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I know that a lot of magazines have pages where the readers send in pictures of their bikes. I was wondering what are some of these magazines and do you guys think mine could make it?
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:02 PM
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A good rule of thumb is the more money you spend the better your chances. Send pictures of your bike. If it doesn't make it, spend a couple thousand dollars and try again. Keep doing this until you see your bike in the magazine.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:14 PM
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The trick is persistence.

Take a good picture, write a nice article that goes with it.
They are always looking for a story.

Submit it to all the magazines you read and don't forget to suck up by telling them how you read their magazine cover to cover !!!

I've written many 'letters to the editor' emails and have seen a few in print.
I've gotten several back thanking me for my comments.

did I say persistence is the key

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I know that a lot of magazines have pages where the readers send in pictures of their bikes. I was wondering what are some of these magazines and do you guys think mine could make it?
How in the hell can we tell? Try postin' a picture.
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Pose on it nekkid if you're a girl. If you're a guy you can still do it but you will more than likely wind up in a gay magazine but hey you'll still be in a magazine.
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Take a picture
Print the picture
Tape the picture on a page in a magazine (try Woman's Day)
There you have it..... a picture of your bike in a magazine
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While yes....spending lots of $$ is one way but the trick I think is originality....and you don't have to spend lots of $$ to have that. Buddy of mine who I helped with the internal wiring on his wife's bike was just in Barnett's...or Barrett's...whatever is...I don't read 'em. Anywho...he took his wife's iron and made it look more like a 57' sporty. I know he spent some money...but he did a lot of work himself so I know it wasn't outrageous...nothing more than most people do on here probably.

Personally I don't care to see my bike...would rather be on it riding it.
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Take a picture
Print the picture
Tape the picture on a page in a magazine (try Woman's Day)
There you have it..... a picture of your bike in a magazine
Easier than that is:
1 open your magazine to the page you want it on.
2 park your bike there!

Done your bike in a mag. I promise that's the cheapest way there is, right now mine is on the cover lol.
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Is this what Harley ownership has come to? {shakes head}
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