MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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2014 MODEL YEAR Rick‘s 7° Touring Triple Trees

2014 MODEL YEAR Rick‘s 7° Touring Triple Trees

Rick‘s Touring 7° 2014 Model Year Triple-trees 
for 21, 23 and 26’’ front wheel conversion (TÜV-approved)


Road tested, TÜV-approved and now already adapted to fit the Harley-Davidson 2014 Touring Models: Rick‘s „Touring“ Triple-trees have already been adapted to the changes in the 2014 model year design. Intense development and testing went into the CAD-design of these triple-trees as ridability at all speeds had to be retained.




Mounting a 21’’, 23’’ or 26’’ front wheel into a motorcycle is – due to the larger diameter of the wheel – equal to a 2-4 Inch extended front fork, resulting in higher center of weight on a motorcycle that is sometimes tail-heavy from the weight carried in the rear cases. Not to forget the vulnerability to side wind. Hardly the receipe for a stable ride, but it was up to the Rick‘s development team to compensate for this – and the job has been done. With excellence! Rick‘s touring 7° triple-trees angle the stock fork forwards to achieve the stock height. In the 21’’, 23’’ and 26’’ version, the stock fork in original length can be retained. Resulting in stock riding characteriststics that also benefit from the 2014 model years bigger diamerter fork tubes and bearings: Great stability in high speeds and a much improved handling under all conditions.
CNC-machined in Rick‘s „House of Custom“, Rick‘s Touring 7° Triple-trees are strictly „bolt-on“: There are no frame modifications and the stock fork can be retained! Progressive springs are recommended, but the use of stock components is reducing the costs considerably. The triple-tree kit is available for Harley-Davidson Touring models like the „Road King“ and all variations of the „Electra-Glide“ and „Street Glide“ and comes with complete mounting hardware and instructions. 

Now available at www.Ricks-Motorcycles.com



MODELLJAHR 2014 Rick‘s „Touring“ Gabelbrücken 7°
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Lucky 13 Custom Event AHOY Rotterdam 22/23 maart

Lucky 13 Custom Event
AHOY Rotterdam 22/23 maart

In het weekend van 22 en 23 maart wordt in Ahoy Rotterdam een groots Custom Event georganiseerd in samenwerking met de Rotterdam Tattoo Convention. Twee hallen vol met vele internationale tatoeëerders en enorm veel Lifestyle en custom in de breedste zin van het woord zullen het publiek versteld doen staan. Custom Bikes en Bikes staan er, merchandise, livemuziek, shows en entertainment en natuurlijk lekker eten en drinken vindt je tijdens dit grandioze spektakel. Er wordt een fotostudio opgebouwd waar je Live Photo Shoots kunt zien en zelf deel van kunt uitmaken. Heb je een coole custom bike of car? Zet ‘m neer! Ben je zo’n echt Rockabilly type wat graag eens op de foto wil? Het kan allemaal tijdens het Lucky 13 Custom Event.



De Tattoo Convention en het Lucky 13 Custom Event  vormen samen een Lifestyle event wat naadloos op elkaar aansluit en in elkaar overloopt. Je hoeft maar één entreebewijs te kopen om 8000 m2 Lifestyle te kunnen beleven en te bewonderen! Meer info? Kijk op www.unitedconventions.com

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