Archive for September, 2011

RevTech 97”/106” Big Bore Kits with KB Forged Pistons

For more displacement at a good value, these 4” big bore cylinders with forged coated KB pistons and Cometic gaskets increase the displacement of an 88” Twin Cam engine to 97” and raise a 96” Twin Cam to a whopping 106”, all this with no case machining necessary. Each kit includes: • RevTech 4” Cylinders […]

World Record In A Tunnel Of Fire

Two South African stuntmen, Enrico Schoeman and Andre de Kock, already own one of the most dangerous world records. Riding a motorcycle through a tunnel of fire. The current mark is 68.49 meters (about 225 feet). And tomorrow Friday September 23, 2011 at 7.30 pm local time in New Zealand, they will attempt to ride a […]

Best Motorcycle Dog

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

US Harley-Davidson Dealers Shipping Parts To Canada were reminded that they are not supposed to sell parts outside of their area. Playing the game of a favorable exchange rate for the Canadian dollar stronger than the US one, many Canadians, individuals and independent shops order their HD parts from US dealers, and not necessarily those […]

A Case Of Trademark Enforcement By Polaris Industries – Indian Motorcycle Against Crazy Horse Motorcycles

Trademark rights are protected through registration, maintenance, watching, and enforcement. These precautions, and proper use help preserve the ability of marks to indicate the source of a product or service to consumers. On Monday September 19th, 2011 the Intellectual Property Law Firm of Merchant & Gould in Minneapolis, MN representing Polaris Industries Inc. and its […]

Joke Of The Week

You both love and hate your computer. (of course hate it much more if you use a PC instead of a Mac.) For  all of you who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way your PC computer has enhanced your life, read on… At  a recent Computer Expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates  reportedly compared […]

Running 2/5th Scale Model Panhead Engine

El Paso Chopper

Yes, shops are still building this type of choppers because clients want them. An opportunity for me to publish some eye candy (few models on bikes in my Blog…) and to give you the basic tech sheet as a guide to build one like that.

Harley-Davidson In China. Did You Know?

You may argue about the fact that we already or will soon belong to China. Not only the US but Europe and more. While they lend us money to shrink our deficits, succeed at selling us their own products and knock-offs of ours, American companies, including Harley-Davidson, still try to get a small share of […]

14th Annual Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show Set For March 24- 25, 2012

The Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show in Mainz, Germany serves for many as their first glimpse at the latest V-Twin parts for the coming riding season. During the last weekend of March 2012. on Saturday March 24th Custom Chrome Europe will bring together the best V-Twin aftermarket parts companies from around the world to showcase […]

Transmission Oil Question Answered By Spectro

Question:  Can I use Spectro’s Heavy Duty Platinum 6-Speed Transmission Lubricant in either a 4 or 5-Speed transmission?   Answer: Yes. While the 6-speed transmission lubricant was designed for the newer Harleys, and after market transmissions such as Baker Drivetrain, it incorporates extreme pressure additive technology not required in the older 4 and 5-Speed transmissions. Therefore […]

Zero Engineering Lauches The Type 9 Model With Exclusive Rear Multi-Link Suspension System

Zero Engineering. A builder synonymous of vintage, old school styling bikes without any bling, and until now always featuring gooseneck rigid frames and springer front forks. For most of you, the “ZERO” chopper style is only the “Samurai” rigid frame model introduced in the US in 2002 after many years of prior success in Japan. And […]

Love Ride 2011. The Fund Raising Song.

The Love Ride Song is humbly dedicated to the incredible legacy of the annual Love Ride fundraiser event founded by Oliver Shokouh of Glendale Harley-Davidson.  Written and performed by indie artist, Sasha Mullins Lassiter, who truly does live to ride and works in the motorcycle industry, this song represents the passion to serve and help […]

New Harley-Davidson Oil Drain Pan

The new Low-Profile Oil Drain Pan ($29.95) can help reduce the mess and clean-up required when changing motorcycle fluids. Designed with a low-profile design to fit under lowered motorcycles the 10-quart capacity oil drain pan will capture two engine-oil changes or the complete drain fluids (engine oil, primary and transmission) from one motorcycle. Large enough […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Imported Spanish Harleys Ordered Off The Road By Police. Up to 5,000 Harleys brought to a halt following detection of what police describes as a scam used by importers: Harleys bought in the US  by some importers to be shipped to Spain and sent to privately owned MOT centers (equivalent of DOT in the US) […]

First Annual Motorcycle Kickstart Classic on October 5th, 2011

You know for sure that the love affair with classic and vintage motorcycles is getting more intense when new rides are created to celebrate them. On October 5th, the First Annual Motorcycle Kickstart Classic will cover 293 miles, starting  from Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley, NC to Panhead City in Rome, GA to Barber […]

Radial Velocity Stack

Although the only available pictures are of bad quality, this is one of the best looking velocity stacks if you are into the old school style. The one featured in the pics is made for AMAL carburetors (the ones used by most of the British motorcycle industry), but the good news is that Maund Speed […]

New Women’s Waterproof Fleece Jacket From Harley-Davidson

Constructed from waterproof, seam-sealed 100 percent polyester fleece, the new Waterproof Fleece Jacket ($125) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line keeps women warm and dry. Watertight storm cuffs keep the water out, while a toggle cinch at the hem and a bungee cord with toggle for the hood deliver added protection from the elements. Two zippered […]

Royal Enfield Himalayan Outlaw

You can go to Nepal to enjoy Katmandu or visit and climb some of the Himalayas, but probably not to report on the custom motorcycle scene. This country bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India strictly prohibits any modification of […]

Motorcyclist Rescued From Under Car Impatient To Ride Again

Yesterday, at the suburban Salt Lake City hospital where he was recovering, Brandon Wright, the biker who was pulled from beneath a burning car lifted by bystanders, thanked his rescuers that he called heroes, stated that he is crying his burned motorcycle and that he would not give up riding. “I rode that thing 95 […]

Sniff Sniff. Adjust Your Motorcycle Air To Fuel Ratio.

A sniffer placed in your exhaust helps you read then adjust your current air to fuel ratio. JIMS has manufactured and assembled all the parts needed for a single part number, user-friendly, AFR diagnostic sniffer tool kit. Use it with the Daytona Twin Tec (WEGO) or an equivalent AFR Monitoring System. Simply install the WEGO […]

New Harley-Davidson Slipstream Accessories Collection

A new custom look with genuine Harley-Davidson accessories. The new Slipstream Collection combines mirror-finish chrome surfaces and contrasting black pads that complement both blacked-out and chrome-covered custom motorcycles. The collection includes grips, mirrors, footboard inserts and foot control pads that feature aero-inspired spears deeply embedded in the surface, and square-shouldered rubber pads for contemporary looks […]

The Wall Of Death. Teaser Trailer.

English film maker Benedict Campbell is directing beautiful documentaries and commercials, including some for Harley-Davidson. (the latest is the ad “Same Stance, New Generation”) He sent me a taste of what’s to come. A teaser about a movie celebrating the men and women working the Wall Of Death. (Music: Ring of Fire. Written by Jonny Cash […]

Moto Undone. A Representation Of Generic Transportation.

Is the past a blueprint for the future? Sometimes. But the job of an artist is to challenge the accepted norm and to design with a completely fresh look at what can be next. “Stripping machines down to their core essence and rebuilding them leads me to new discoveries, thoughts and inspiration” says designer Joey […]

John and Jill Parham Step Down As President And Vice-President Of J&P Cycles

In a surprise announcement a few minutes ago, John Parham has informed the industry that he and his wife Jill are retiring as President and Vice-President of J&P Cycles. Comfortable that J&P Cycles is operating on a sound business foundation with a solid management team in place, John Parham can now dedicate more of his […]

Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition. For Passionate Connoisseurs.

The award winning Ducati Diavel, stunningly futuristic, one of the most daring factory designs to date, a head-turning power cruiser that you can almost handle like a sport bike, rapidly sold out at a price of $16,995. Want more stares at you? Soon you will be able to order the even more refined Diavel AMG […]