Archive for November, 2011

Pandemonium 8 Ball Oil Tank

An oil tank can be any shape, including as round as an 8 ball. Not the first one to be marketed, but more choice is always better. Mounting is up to you. This one is 7″ steel diameter (watch out for clearance to starter if you don’t do a kick start bike), holds about 2 […]

The Wall Of Death. A Film By Benedict Campbell.

London based photographer, digital artist and film maker Benedict Campbell sent me his just completed awesome film about the Ken Fox Troupe, the last remaining traditional family of daredevil wall riders to travel Europe and the British Isles. (14 min)

Did Big Bear Choppers Suspend Operations?

All last week rumors spread again that employees had been laid off at Big Bear Choppers, that the company suspended operations and would not reopen this week. On Monday November 28, 2011, a local newspaper stated there was no sign of activity at the Big Bear Choppers facility. It’s not the first time, especially during the last […]

Custom Chrome Names Gerry Bruce Vice President of Operations

If you wonder what is going on at Custom Chrome since the resignation of President and CEO Holger Mohr, at least one news I can report. DAE IL-USA Inc DBA Custom Chrome, today announces that Gerry Bruce has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations. In this new role Gerry will report […]

Dare Something Different. Acrylic Grips, Pegs And Caps

Near bulletproof acrylic for your grips, pegs, shifter handle and even gas caps. Why not? Try something new to give a different look to your sled. Acrylic has a knurled texturing appearance to offer a good grip, then polished to a glass-like finish. Grips retrofit perfectly to most H-D throttle housings and many aftermarket throttle […]

It takes 24 Seconds To Steal 2 Saddlebags…

Brukus is a small company specializing in a variety of small, cheap and quick installation accessories preventing your bags, seat, tour pack, etc to be stolen, or at least to make the task much more difficult. You can see all these securing products with video installation for Harley, Victory and Metric bikes by jumping to Brukus.

Volta Electric Motorcycle. A New Contender. Probably Not In The US.

I guess I would not write this post if I was not this week traveling in Europe… The fastest growing segment of Electric Vehicles is not cars, but motorcycles. Europe and Asia, because of the way cities were built and grown, with their inherent almost 24h/day traffic congestion, make the current offering (limited miles and […]

Mix Of Tricks Chopper

In a former feature I introduced you to JC and Jimmie Lee Coen the 2 brothers of Three Two Choppers out of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. They focus all their efforts in unusual solutions with for objective to set new trends in motorcycle design. And AMFU, name of this creation, shows that they are very serious […]

Bonneville Speedway Museum Begins To Take Shape

First time I visited Bonneville, I was surprised that there was no museum commemorating all those pioneers who raced the Salts of Utah. To be more precise, there was a small one now defunct since 12 years. Last year, Wendover, Utah, Mayor Mike Crawford and local Bonneville enthusiast John House announced that they had secured […]

Volkswagen Trying To Convince You Than A Jetta Is Better Than A Motorcycle!

I find this 75-second campaign for Volkswagen South Africa to sell Jettas somewhat dumb. Advertising USP (or Unique Selling Proposition) made by the German manufacturer? If you want to taste freedom and to look super cool, a Jetta is much better than your motorcycle. Why, they argue? Of course because you will not have to […]

2012 Easyriders Bike Show Tour Schedule

In 2012 the famous Easyriders 2012 Bike Show Tour will begin January 7th in California, then move to the east coast with the final competition for the big awards, as always, in Columbus, Ohio. The Easyriders Show Tour features some of the best builders in the country, pros and amateurs. Schedule is as follows. January […]

Triumph Motorcycles in 1954

Now that Triumph is making a big come back in Europe and in the US, it’s time to watch again this original B/W film about the machining, assembly, the use of Triumphs by police in Paris and London and of course some racing.

What The Hell Is A Shucklehead Engine?

You will never guess. So, I am telling you. Its an engine built with a year ‘57 Harley Panhead lower end and year ‘66 Shovelhead heads and cylinders…… You need quite an imagination to do this. And the reason behind this project is that motorcycle restoration professional Roger Squires from Southern California, likes the looks […]

New Women’s Juneau Leather Gear From Harley-Davidson

Constructed of drum-dyed leather with zippered venting on the front and back, the new women’s Juneau Leather Jacket (P/N 98019-12VW, starting at $395) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line provides custom climate control in varying temperatures. The 100 percent poly-twill body lining is complemented by the action back and power-stretch material at the sides for optimal […]

Milwaukee Golf Caddy For Your Harley

I have no idea of the number of bikers playing golf on a regular basis, and how many of them would like to ride their bike to their favorite course if they could carry their clubs. Now you can ride to the golf course with your golf bag securely attached. Easy to install, the Milwaukee […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

S&S Cycle Saved By Wisconsin State Loans. The company was in peril, admit S&S owner George B. Smith and President Steve Iggens. The La Crosse, Wisconsin company was growing very fast in the 90’s and beginning of the 00’s and took loans to finance its expansion. Then, the economic downturn with less orders and high interest borrowing created […]

Renegade Wheels Appoints V-Twin Industry Veteran Lonny Spiva As Responsible Sales And Dealer Development.

Chuck Frederick, President of Renegade Wheels, said “Lonny brings tremendous V-Twin experience and dealer network knowledge which will greatly complement the current strengths of our organization.  He has accomplished great things with other companies in our industry and we are truly excited to have him on our team.” Lonny’s resume includes experience with many industry […]

Stay Safe And Happy Thanksgiving

Turn You Harley Dyna Into A Bagger

SUMAX just expanded its extensive range of hard bag options with the introduction of saddlebags and associated brackets for use on ’06 and Up Harley Dyna models. Sumax’s own bags are constructed from composite fiberglass, with the outside finished with a gel coat primer ready for paint, and the inside is finished with a charcoal […]

Free Fork Springs With Purchase Of A Set Of Touring Rear Shocks

From Progressive Suspension, America’s premier manufacturer of motorcycle suspension, an interesting offer to help you make a complete suspension improvement at a very reasonable price. During November and December 2011, if you buy a set of 940 or 440 Series touring shocks, you get a free set of fork springs, either in stock or lowered […]

James Against Teutuls Live American Chopper Build-Off. Jesse James Interview.

The Discovery live bike-building battle between Jesse James, Paul Teutul Senior and Paul Teutul Jr at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas will air Dec. 5-6 at 9 pm ET. A Jesse James interview…

Rock the Holidays Guitar Sweepstakes

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is giving people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a custom “30 Years Strong” Epiphone Coronet™ collectible guitar signed by the 2011 Sturgis Buffalo Chip concert lineup. Music-lovers and Chip-goers alike have a special opportunity to make this holiday season truly rock by registering to win this ultimate one-of-a-kind holiday gift online […]

New Metalsport Torque Don Juan Wheel. Up to 30″ Tall.

I guess that calling its new model Don Juan, Metalsport Wheels suggest that like the fictional rogue and libertine character who spent his life seducing women, this new wheel will work in your favor with all women seeing you riding your bike. Huh… At least, some will agree that this new offering is pure 3-D […]

Chelsea Tyler Painting By David Uhl

Recently, David Uhl recently completely a stunning painting of Chelsea Tyler, (daughter of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler)  David says “She and her dad posed for me in early September in Boston. As soon as she climbed up on the bike, I was amazed at the resemblance to her dad. A lovely scene for a lovely young […]

2012 Custom Chrome Europe Rookie Award

An interesting initiative coming from Europe. To honor the next Generation of Customizers and living up to the 2012 CCE Dealer Show slogan “Face the Future”, Custom Chrome Europe is looking for the Young Customizer 2012! The rules of participation are simple: he may work in his own garage, at an apprenticeship or in the […]

Baker Drivetrain Black Friday Giveaway

Before you spend some money on Black Friday, you could make some. For example, a $1000 gift certificate from BAKER. The leader in drivetrain components gives you a chance to win a shopping spree Enter the BAKER Drivetrain Black Friday Sweepstakes. It starts today and ends November 24th for your chance to win a $1,000 BAKER […]


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