Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Biketoberfest 2014 Daytona Beach Florida

We had a great time at Biketoberfest 2014 in Daytona Beach Florida. Here are 3 videos from our venture.




After spending time on Main Street filming videos we left and rode over to the Iron Horse Saloon. It was jam packed and I decided to have some fun and enjoy myself instead of filming videos.

We walked around, looked at motorcycles and enjoyed the music and something to eat. Then we walked across the street to check out the vendors and events going on there.

It was a blast and we had a safe ride back home to Ocala, Florida.

I hope you enjoy my videos and don't forget to subscribe to my You Tube Channel for more great biker videos. I'm always adding new videos from events and rides we attend throughout Florida.

I also film occasional videos about our Bikers Buzz products, motorcycle accessories and gifts for bikers. We are always designing NEW products too. So be sure to stop by our web site and add it to your favorites and share it with your brothers and sisters too. Click Here to visit Bikers Buzz online shop.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bikers Buzz Gifts for Bikers Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014 is just around the corner and we have unique gifts for bikers for you to choose from. Shop Bikers Buzz for custom motorcycle accessories, one-of-a-kind gifts for bikers, and custom made wood products. One-of-a-kind personalized gifts custom made.

Bikers Buzz top selling product of 2014 is the get back whip with a one inch steel ball. You can order it in any colors you choose and any length from 22 inches to 30 inches. Only $40 - $45.


Another popular Bikers Buzz product is the motorcycle tassels. You can order in your choice of colors and they are made long so you can trim them to the length you desire. Only $30 a pair.


Or choose from gifts for bikers custom made of wood. Keith makes many different decorative wooden boxes for pistols. He made this one below for a friend who wanted an old fashioned coffin box with a cross wood burned on it for his pistol.


Looking for personalized gifts? How about a personalized kickstand pad? Yep Keith makes them too. He made this one pictured below for a customer's wife, Jackie. Cost of the personalized kickstand pads is $30.


Kickstand pads are made to use in gravel, sand, on hot melting macadam, etc... to keep your motorcycle's kickstand from sinking in and falling over. We've seen it happen to bikes here in Florida. We were at a biker event at Gator Harley-Davidson in Leesburg, FL and it was almost 100 degrees that day. The macadam was melting and a Harley-Davidson sportster's kickstand sank into the macadam and fell over knocking over two bikes next to it. There were a few angry bikers that day, but it happens...

Other gifts for bikers include custom made keepsake boxes or stash boxes. And they can be personalized by wood burning names, wording, and graphics on them. Cost depends on the size you want. Prices range from $25 to $100 depending on size and detailed work.


Keith made this large wooden jar for some friends of ours who play in a band called "Evil Monkey". It's a tip jar that they place on stage at every event.


This large tip jar has a leather and silver chain handle to make it easy to carry, and two leather pockets attached to each side for the bands business cards. This jar was actually made from a log of wood from a large tree that fell during a storm in the band's singers front yard, just missing their home by only a few feet. The tree landed on his wife's car and crushed it.


Diane makes large decorative bottles from beautiful wood logs. The first one here is made from apple, the second is made from black walnut, and the third is made from a sycamore burl. This photo does not even come close to showing the true beauty of the wood each of these bottles are made from. They are absolutely stunning in person!


Diane also makes usable perfume bottles. This bottle is made from exotic wood purchased on eBay and has a glass vial insert with a screw-on lid. You can add your favorite perfume into the glass vial.


Looking for a gift for someone who smokes? How about a beautiful matching ashtray and refillable lighter set? These sets cost $40.


Maybe you have a friend or family member who loves the smell of red cedar? How about gifts for bikers made from red cedar? Keith made this bowl and box from red cedar for customers.


Your choice of gifts for bikers is endless, especially if they like wood!!

Be sure to order early for Christmas 2014 because it takes time to make custom wood products and personalized gifts. Usually a few weeks for most products because they are made by hand on a wood lathe and started from a log of wood. You can order your gifts for bikers by shopping Bikers Buzz today at www.bikersbuzz.co or by calling Keith or Diane Gracely at (352) 470-8169 or (352) 470-7352














Thursday, September 11, 2014

Don't Let A Disability Keep You From Riding A Motorcycle

Don't Let A Disability Keep You From Riding A Motorcycle

I didn't let my disability keep me from riding a motorcycle and you shouldn't either. Today there are many ways to modify motorcycles for disabled bikers. Don't let your disability keep you from doing something you love to do.

I've wanted a motorcycle of my own since I was 16 years old. I am now 50. I have had health issues since I was 5 years old. I had extremely high arches in my feet. I was always falling, turning over my ankles, and tripping over my own two feet for years. My parents knew something was wrong with my feet but I was not diagnosed until the age of 15.

At the age of 15 my parents took me to see a neurologist who ordered nerve conduction studies. I was diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth disease.  A hereditary neuromuscular disease that deforms the feet. And causes muscle loss throughout the body. There is no cure and the older I get the more the disease progresses.

At the age of 32, I was to the point I could barely walk any more. I had excruciating pain whenever I walked more than a few feet. I went to an amusement park and had to rent a wheelchair, I couldn't walk around the park. 

I made an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to see if there was anything he could do for me. He told me he could reconstruct my feet and get me walking again without all of the pain. I opted for the surgeries. They cut a wedge out of my heel bone to flatten my high arches, They put a screw in my big toes to help with my poor balance, and they moved a tendon to pull my ankles inward.

They did surgery on one foot at a time. The total surgery and recovery time was approximately 3 years. To this day I am still walking but not without problems. I don't have the pain in my feet like I used too. But now I cope with other problems from the disease. I have scoliosis, severe arthritis in my feet, back, neck, and shoulders, and my hands. I have chronic nerve pain throughout my body, and severe muscle spasms 24/7. I am disabled and not ashamed of it. Things happen in life.

I am on narcotics to help with the pain, if it were not for them I wouldn't be here any more. I couldn't take the pain from the nerves and muscle spasms.

BUT two years ago I finally had the opportunity to purchase my own motorcycle. There was no way I was going to let my disability stop me from doing what I've wanted to do for so many years, ride a motorcycle.

I had to try riding two wheels to see if I could do it. I knew in my mind I was probably going to need a trike but I wanted to try two wheels first to see if I could ride.

Just as I suspected I couldn't hold the bike up when I came to a stop. I did not have enough strength. And my balance was too poor. And did I mention I have poor coordination too? Yep...

So I traded my two wheels in for a small 250cc with a trike kit on it. Perfect!!! I learned to ride it and within a year I was ready to upgrade to a larger bike with a trike kit on it. So I bought a Yamaha V-Star 650. I love it. 



Of course my back kills me when I ride, but I just take breaks when out riding. We stop for a drink or something to eat when we go riding. And since I'm a smoker, I also stop for cigarette breaks.

Sometimes I have a little trouble shifting the bike cause my foot doesn't want to cooperate correctly, but I manage. 

Let me tell you if you want to ride don't let your disability stop you from getting wind therapy! It's the best thing in this world. 

I've heard hardcore bikers say "When I can no longer hold up a bike I'll just have to quit riding because I'm not riding a trike".

WHY NOT? Living here in Florida there are many, many trikes on the road. Why give up something you love when you can buy a trike, or have a trike kit put on your bike?

I am so glad I did not let my disability stop me from riding a motorcycle. Even though I need what I call "training wheels" on my bike, I am so glad I did it. It is my stress reliever and I need my wind therapy. It's the only thing that keeps me sane these days.

There is not a thing wrong with riding a motorcycle with three or four wheels if it keeps you in the wind. It doesn't matter if you are disabled. Don't let your disability keep you from riding a motorcycle.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Motorcycle Accessories by Bikers Buzz of Florida

Motorcycle Accessories by Bikers Buzz of Florida

Keith and Diane Gracely of Ocala, Florida founded Bikers Buzz in 2012. Bikers Buzz began as a web site to raise motorcycle awareness for bikers around the world.

Keith and Diane ride and after losing friends that ride through motorcycle accidents they were determined to do something about it, that's when Bikers Buzz was born.

Diane designed a web site to support motorcycle awareness and a Facebook page.

In June of 2008 Diane and Keith founded "Ashes2Urns" by making custom personalized cremation urns after Diane lost her father. Keith and Diane have a talent for woodturning on a wood lathe and began designing wooden cremation urns for people and pets and personalizing them with an inlaid photo of the person or pet that passed away.

As time went on due to their involvement locally in the biker community they began receiving requests from biker families for cremation urns.

Keith and Diane have a knack for crafts and hobbies and they came up with the idea to begin making custom motorcycle accessories with 550 paracord and wood. They designed motorcycle tassels, get back whips with 1 inch steel balls, monkey fists with 1 and a half inch steel balls, blackjack key rings with 1 inch steel balls, and survival bracelets with 550 paracord. They also began making wood products for bikers, they designed a wooden kickstand pad and began personalizing them by woodburning names and wording on them. They design refillable lighters and matching ashtrays from logs of wood and other wood products.

As the word spread about their motorcycle accessories and cremation urns, the local biker community requested Keith and Diane to set up a booth at local biker fundraisers for downed and sick bikers. They offered to donate a percentage of their sales to each cause. And in some cases donated a custom cremation urn to the families of a few downed bikers.

Diane decided to combine the two businesses and rename Bikers Buzz, "Bikers Buzz by Keith and Diane". 

Today, "Bikers Buzz by Keith and Diane" is about raising motorcycle awareness, making custom motorcycle accessories, and personalized cremation urns for bikers and their pets. 


Keith and Diane have become volunteers for a local organization "Florida Bikers Helping Florida Bikers". They help downed and sick bikers and their families by hosting fundraisers to raise money to help the families with medical expenses and household bills.

Diane says, "Our business Bikers Buzz by Keith and Diane" is not just about earning a living from making and selling motorcycle accessories and cremation urns, it's about giving back and helping our local biker community here in Central Florida. We enjoy what we do."

Due to Diane growing up and coping with a neuromuscular disease, "Charcot Marie Tooth", Diane has always had a passion to help others, she says this has given her a way to offer compassion and help others while they build a business to earn a living designing motorcycle accessories and cremation urns for bikers.

Bikers Buzz by Keith and Diane can be found online at www.keithgracely.com
They sell their products through their web site and on eBay and Amazon.