Archive for January, 2009

Heartland Unveiling At The V-twin Expo

Always exciting to receive so many invitations to openings, unveilings,  lecturings (I must add “after show” partying, thank yous guys) flying to my mailbox at 1 week of the V-Twin Expo. All professionals are preparing their pilmigrage to Cincinnati, so I share with them this invitation to the revealing of 2 concept bikes built by Heartland to show their new […]

Florida Motorcyclists To Get Screwed Again

Article written By Rogue, Freedom Fighter “The Florida Legislature is in session and working on a budget that includes diverting funds, some of which clearly state that they can’t be used for other purposes.  During the 2008 session of the legislature the fee for motorcycle licenses were increased saying that the money would be used for […]

New Series “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” Premieres May 31.

Custom Builder Jesse James takes on the role of a modern-day daredevil in “Jesse James Is A Dead Man,” a new, original weekly series on Spike TV premiering on Sunday, May 31 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Each episode follows James as he readies himself for a different death-defying (motorcycle only?) challenge he has always […]

Reverse Gear Anyone?

I know, not for the majority of bikers. Mostly those of you riding trikes, side cars and also a few riding on 2 wheels. But I would not do my job if I was not telling you about this reverse gear conversion kit for Harleys with 5 or 6-speed transmissions.  Installation is not so difficult and […]

Canada Biker TV. Let’s The Season Begin.  is featuring the best of the V-Twin World and is Canada’s #1 Motorcycle TV Show. The new Season will begin February 1, 2009! (Sunday at 10.30 AM). Join Biker TV Road Queen Heather Ireland as she and crew travel coast to coast to coast, from Yukon and NWT to the Bering Sea. On the Outdoor […]

Spectro Oils New Sponsor Of JeremySumpter Blog

Spectro Brands are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, CT, ILC, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and packagers of quality lubricants. Spectro Products span the full range of fully synthetic, semi synthetic and petroleum lubricants for all classes of “powersports” engine and transmission applications. The Spectro line also includes a wide […]

Harley-Davidson Custom Gauge Face Kits

  Until now and to the best of my knowledge, to customize your gauge on a stock Harley-Davidson you had only 2 options: paint the face (I used to do this 15 years ago…) or use a cheap vinyl sticker (yuck!). A company in California offers you a new more noble option, stainless steel Gauge […]

2009 Iron & Laces Calendar

Everybody needs at least one calendar. To boost your moral in 2009, what about a selection some of the best and more recent custom bikes with some of the sexiest models.  The new Iron & Laces Calendar published by Photographer & LA Calendar Show Producer Jim Gianatsis is pretty hot. As example I feature here […]

Drip, Drip, Drip. No More.

Who doesn’t hate oil leaks? For a driveline, poor quality of your seals is the most probable cause of you leaving your mark everywhere you park or ride. And it’s absolutely true that cheap gaskets will not do their job for a long time. James Gaskets offers a complete line of high quality gaskets you […]

Pink Slip Of The Week

Dear Employees. Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown of economy, Management has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 40 years of age and above on early retirement. This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early). 
Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to management to […]

Ol’ Skool Fork Covers

You ride a Harley equipped with a 39 mm tubes front end, don’t have much money, and would like a different look without spending a bunch. Here is a sneak preview of new fork covers to get an immediate radical retro look. Warning: before you order you must get rid of your front fender, Dealers can […]

1910 Timeless Motorcycles In Production

S&S Cycle Stops The Rumors. Good.

S&S Cycle would like to address recent rumors stemming from the auctioning of several pieces of manufacturing equipment.  In a down economy rumors fly, so here are the facts: 

Like other companies in the manufacturing industry, S&S has conducted layoffs, and is selling excess equipment.  “These are appropriate measures that we took in response to […]

Bikers Life International Bike Show Winners

This year the International Bike Show of Bikers Life (an Italian magazine), in partnership with the American Rat’s Hole, had record participation for the 15th Padua Bike Expo (North Italy). The contestants arrived from all over Europe: Finland, Germany, Austria, Spain, The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Belgium and from every corner of Italy,  including the […]

Replacement Frame For Road King

Part of their current series of replacement frames Paughco is now offering this precision fit frame for Road King. It’s a perfect replacement for stock 1998 and up FLT frames. The Paughco FLT chassis comes with 28° rake and accepts Twin Cam 88 and Evolution engines with matching touring model transmissions. It is also designed […]

Image Of The Week

For those with a bad view or a low resolution computer. “Don’t let friends ride your bike”

Harley-Davidson Launches The Dark Sportster Iron 883

The Dark Custom Series is the Harley-Davidson answer to the problem of its aging baby boomers clientele. This blacked out line already proved that it tends to attract youngest riders. It already includes the Cross Bones, the Nightster, the Street Bob, the Fat Bob and the Night Train.

New Pink Partz Line To Be Unveiled At The V-Twin Expo.

11 days until the 9th Annual Cincinnati V-Twin Expo opens its doors. Among celebrities you can meet inside the Duke Energy Center during the show is female AMA National racer Nichole Cheza. On February 7th, from 11 AM to 1 PM, she will be present on the display of Pink Partz (booth 759) a new […]

Broken Spoke Saloon Rolling Museum Of Vintage Motorcycles

Jay Allen and the Broken Spoke Saloon’s Rolling Museum of vintage bikes and cars are on tour with the 2009 Easyriders V-Twin Shows. “I’m out here with mostly my Old Skool bikes. It’s what I call ‘the working man’s collection’, but the response has been great,” said Allen. “People want to have their pictures taken […]

The End Of The Motorcycle World The Way We Knew It.

I read your comments. And most agree on how we arrived in this complete economic mess. We all know that materialism became the non-official religion. Today, the new government rolls out its latest weapons to contain our recession. And during this time, our motorcycle industry’s best names continue to work harder and harder to stay […]

Slugger Risers

Because of leverage high ape hangers increase the chance of having your handlebars rotate inside your risers. Nash Motorcycle Company has designed these one of a kind set of risers and claims that they prevent slippage with excellent clamping and increased surface area. Machined out of aluminum. Made in the USA. Available in 2″, 4″,6″,8″ black, […]

Gangster Choppers New Website

Just in time to kick off 2009, Gangster Choppers launches their brand new website and they want me to tell you. The new site features 98% new content, never seen before pictures and tons of biker related information. The Online Store features dozens of Gangster Choppers Brand parts that goes into building their award winning […]

Mac Is 25 Years Old

Most of you already know that this Motorcycles Blog is written and published on a MacBook Pro wherever I go. There are 1000’s good reasons for this (Mac fanboys understand). In 1984, a young Steve Jobs was introducing the first Mac. It was before the explosion of the internet and before Microsoft decided to copy […]

Hot Rod Inspired. Speedster Gas Caps.

Inspired by vintage Indy race car hardware designs, this flip-open and vented cap offers unmatched styling and functionality reminiscent of the old Hot Rod spirit era. The handcrafted aluminum cap, with a stain finish, contrasts the mirror finish stainless double latch. A die-cut gasket is included. The 3.125” diameter cap bolts right into a weld-in […]

Biker Rally In Memory Of Custom Builder Jerry Graves.

An outpouring of sympathy from the area motorcycle community is fueling a memorial on Thursday, January 29, 2009. Lake Worth Bike Night, FL  is hosting a special Jerry Graves Memorial starting at 7PM. A portion of the proceeds from fund raising efforts will be donated to Michaele Graves “Hot Rod”, son of Jerry Graves. Jerry […]

Restored 1953 Vincent Black Shadow On The Auction Block

Most of us are going to dream to win the auction of this 1953 Vincent Black Shadow offered by the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. Auction of this histroric machine begins today January 23 on eBay and runs through February 1, 2009, This motorcycle was restored by famed Vincent restorer Mike White of Ontario, […]

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