Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools
Ken and JoAnna Murray
Newsletter Volume 2011-1
Motorcycles and Makeup, Skincare and Scooters, Guns and
Greetings Fellow Motorcyclists!
The holidays and "BIG" Christmas snow fall is behind
us!! JoAnna and I really hope that you all have had a very good
holiday and we wish you the very best for the New Year. We were
snowed in for almost a week-glad there was no pressing need to travel!
Tips for storing your motorcycle (continued...)
Some of you have or are about to finally put your motorcycle away
for the remainder of the winter
For those, we recommend you
change the oil and filter, and run the engine for a few minutes
to circulate the new oil. You may want to change it again in the
spring as condensation can form in your engine during the cold weather.
Also a good idea to apply a liberal coating of lubricant to your
chain. This can also apply to your cables, lever pivots and linkages.
As mentioned in our previous Update, if you are not going to be
using your motorcycle for three or more weeks, put some Stab-Bil
fuel stabilizer in your tank. This will prevent corrosion from moisture
and varnish build-up. Mix it in really good and run the engine for
awhile so it takes the fuel stabilizer to the carburetors. This
advice also applies for those of you riding fuel injector motorcycles.
It is also best to have a full gas tank so there is less room for
water condensation to build and cause rust.
Recently the Motorcycle
Sports Touring Association added JoAnna to their member profile
page. You can access her profile by clicking on Member-Profile-JoAnna-Murray.
That's our girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Considering Purchasing a Handgun?
For those of you considering a purchase of a firearm we recommend
you carefully consider all aspects of firearm ownership before purchase.
This includes your reason for ownership, local laws governing ownership,
and proper firearm handling. Once you are ready to purchase, we
strongly suggest you take an NRA Basic Pistol Course prior to the
For example, during the course that we provide, you will be handling
several different types and caliber of handguns. This experience
will provide you with enough information and experience to be able
to make a better handgun purchase based on fit, ease of use, purpose,
and method of carry. Of course we provide the handguns and all ammunition,
but if you already own a handgun, by all means bring it along for
additional practice and training.
When you are in the gun store keep these things in mind:
||Firearms may not be loaded in the store and customers
may not handle a firearm and ammunition at the same time.
||Customer must examine firearms one at a time at
the firearm counter.
||Please follow basic safety precautions when handling
and examining a firearm, including keeping the firearm pointed
in a safe direction and always handle the firearm as though
it were loaded.
||Follow all directions from the counter salesmen
||Never "joke around" with or about firearms.
JoAnna and I will discuss with you the handguns available and help
you make a better shopping decision. We recommend that you go to
more than one shop and as always, shop carefully. As long time customers
of ours, you do know that we are always available to discuss any
and all questions you may have regarding motorcycling and/or firearm
Up-Coming Motorcycle Shows
Atlanta's two large motorcycle shows are scheduled for January.
21-23 (Fri-Sun) - World of Wheels. World congress Center, 285 Andrew
Young Int"l Blvd NW. www.autorama.com
28-30 (Fri-Sun) - The Great American Motorcycle Show at the North
Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Ct Norcross, GA 30093 (770 279
9899 or www.northatlanttradecenter.com.
Xocai: Healthy Chocolate
On a personal note please read the following
For the past several years I have had the notion that I should
begin losing some of this excess poundage I've been carrying around.
Some of the benefits of course could be; my knees will thank me,
I might be a bit more flexible (like tying the shoelaces), I have
always remembered the tight and firm waist line that "usta"
be there in my younger days. My handgun belt holster just might
fit closer too
. Well, my sweet wife (JoAnna) came up with
the solution. Knowing my lifelong weakness for dark chocolate, she
happened upon XOCAI recently. I have actually lost 12 well placed
pounds (and several inches) with this interesting and tasteful diet
I'll admit that I'm one of the most skeptical of the
skeptics when it comes to new (different ??) ideas, but this is
just plain great. Might I add it also tastes darn good, too!! But
I'll let JoAnna tell the rest of the story
Listen up guys.
If it works for me, it can do the same for you!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, Gals, this works great for us women, too! And it really is
HEALTHY CHOCOLATE! Bet you never thought you would hear those two
words together! Ken and I have both lost pounds and inches with
these high antioxidant, high protein, high fiber, low carb shakes!
The greatest thing: it has not felt like dieting! We have both commented
we were not hungry and there have been none of the usual cravings!!
If any of you are interested in losing weight in a way that truly
seems "too good to be true", please check out "Harnessing
the Power" on my JoAnnas
Call or email me with any questions (email@example.com or 770.573.9902).
Scheduling Now for Spring
We are already scheduling for the months of March and April for
motorcycle classes. Specifically the street course 301 Street
Smarts and the Dual
Sport class. For Course 301, you ride your motorcycle and typically
it takes place in North Georgia. We place particular emphasis on
how to correctly handle the motorcycle in the tight curves and bends.
Let us help you acquire more confidence and skill in riding the
We do provide the Dual Sport motorcycles for Course 202. Perhaps
some of you have heard and expressed the notion that it is more
fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than to ride a fast motorcycle
slow. To get the smile back on your face, ride with us on the 200cc
dual sports, both off road and on road.. More FUN!!!! To submit
your application, go to the Sign-Up
Form on our website. As you know, we schedule by appointment
Ethanol and Motorcycles
What will the new ethanol rule change mean to you??
The EPA waiver has cleared the way for gas stations to start selling
fuel with 15% ethanol, or E15, for cars and trucks built since 2007.
The EPA specifically says that motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles,
lawnmowers, chainsaws and heavy-duty vehicles, such as delivery
trucks and buses are prohibited from using it
Let's watch carefully when we ride our motorcycle up to the pump
at the gas station from now on
JoAnna's Mary Kay Special of the Month:
If you have ever owned a retail business, you know that January
1 means time to take inventory. I just finished mine--and realized--OOPS!
I ordered too many limited edition items...
Now YOU can take advantage of my mistake:
- Order $40.00 or more in regular priced items
- Purchase any number of items from 'Last Chance' (under 'What's
New') at 25% off
The price will show as full price if you order on the web--I will
reduce it prior to processing the order. You can either place the
order on the web, or call or email me.
But hurry! Once these are gone--that's it! I cannot order more...
Now is a great time to stock up for personal use or gift giving--these
items make wonderful gifts! Be thinking of Valentines, birthdays,
Visit my website
and enter "AMS Special" in the comments, call (770-573-9902)
Check out the Mary Kay Latest
Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Home!
Ken and JoAnna
|As always, we encourage you to submit observations, evaluations,
and experiences relating to the benefits of appropriate rider gear, good
street education, and skill enhancement opportunities. Email your thoughts,
comments, questions, and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride smart, ride safe, ride home! As always, feel free to call us at (770)
Visit Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools and Mary Kay websites:
Atlanta Motorcycle Schools (www.JKMinc.com)
Atlanta Motorcycle Schools Handgun Classes (www.jkminc.com/HandgunClasses.html)
Shop with JoAnna ANYTIME at www.MaryKay.com/JoAnnaMurray