Archive for September, 2012

How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Harley-Davidson Big Twins 1936-1964

Into restoring an old classic Harley-Davidson from the glorious period, years 1936 to 1964? You should add this new book to your workbench or bedside stand. We all know that being a collector and/or rider of these motorcycles implies a lot of pleasure but also sometimes a lot of frustrations with machines known to be, […]

Neck Tie To Dress Up Your Frame

One of the most popular add-ons for those building their bike from the ground up is to dress up the frame with decorative gusset pieces. You can make yours or buy this “Neck Tie”, maybe do a little bit of grinding to perfectly fit your tubes angle, then weld it.   And if your bike is […]

Tooled Leather Touring Bike Bag Latches

A cool idea from Precision Billet Products. For those who want to match their hand tool seat to their touring bag latches, or the opposite. These brown Leather bag latches combine hand crafted billet with the unique look and texture of tooled calf hide. The latches are CNC milled out of T6061 Aircraft Grade Billet […]

9th Annual David Mann Chopperfest Is December 9, 2012.

David Mann spent his lifetime riding and portraying his lifestyle on canvas and was well known by most of you for his center spreads in Easyriders Magazine until his passing in 2004 at the age of 64. David Mann Chopperfest pays tribute each year to the man that many consider “the epitome of the biker artist” with […]

Performance Machine New Fuel Caps

If you don’t object showing the logo of the brand you like, these new fuel cap lineup from Performance Machine offers 5 more options to nicely top off your gas tank. Make your choice between the following models: Merc, Array, Scallop, Grill and Apex. Each is priced at $69.95. And of course, they match the […]

A Short Video About A New Shop

In June 2010 I ran a feature on a young builder that I titled “A Youngster Small Budget Customized Honda CB350.” Today he was very proud to tell me that he started his own custom motorcycle shop that he called “Speakeasy Motors.” He is only 22 and to help him a little bit more, a […]

Love Ride 29 To Benefit The USO On October 21, 2012 With Jay Leno To Be Grand Marshal

The Love Ride is the longest-running motorcycle fundraising event in the world and has raised $24 million for charity in 28 years. The event was founded in 1984 by Oliver Shokouh, the owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale. Love Ride participants, which have exceeded 20,000 in past years, will sign-up at Harley-Davidson of Glendale before arriving […]

Black & White By DP Customs

They are brothers and best friends. Every day Jarrod & Justin Del Prado work together,sharing the same passion for turning stock motorcycles into 2-wheel hot rods riding better and faster than in their original factory delivery. On this project they used a low mileage 1200 cc Harley Sportster , their goal being to strip off […]

Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat Prototype At The Bonneville Salt Flats

In Bonneville. James Hoegh successfully piloted the first Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat prototype to a top speed of 172.211 mph, making it the world’s fastest in the APF3000 category (big block American V-twin, unfaired, naturally aspirated over 2000cc.) In this video, he describes how it is to race on the Salt Flats.

New Soft Lowers Clip In Place For Instant Wind and Weather Protection

The new full-coverage Soft Lowers ($89.99 to $99.95) from Harley-Davidson® can extend the riding season by providing wind and mud protection for the rider’s legs and boots, and minimizing cold updrafts. These covers are custom-shaped to hug the engine guard and minimize flapping, and clip in place for speedy installation. The two-way zippered outer edge […]

Polaris Looking For Australia Victory and Indian Motorcycles Marketing Manager

Having a lot of readers in Australia & New Zealand, I thought that one or more of them could be interested by this “dream job” proposed by Polaris. The position was posted this morning, so rush your application (looks like you need to have an account on LinkedIn to apply). Submit your resume before October […]

Lighting Up Your Motorcycle Paint Job At The Flick Of A Switch

A company named Darkside Scientific announces the creation of a product that they state will transform the way we use and see paint. It’s called LumiLor and is a patent-pending practical, durable and affordable electroluminescent coating technology that can be illuminated with a simple electrical current. A motorcycle that lights up at night at the […]

Joke Of The Week

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K… After being together for twenty five years, a biker and his old lady were having a few brews at the local bar when she asked him to describe her. He looked at her slowly… then said, “You’re A, B, C, D, E, F, G, […]

2012 Las Vegas BikeFest Starts This Thursday September 27

The 12th edition of Las Vegas BikeFest starts this Thursday. If you didn’t make a pre-registration, you can still buy on location a $45 party pass for all long weekend, an ultimate pass for $70 and a “Rock N’ Ride” pass for $90 ($20 supplement includes a ticket to the Friday night Rock Vegas Festival […]

Hiro Koiso Racing Clocks 214.224 Mph In Bonneville On 2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna

The 9th annual BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, This year was the 5th year of Land Speed Racing at Bonneville for Hiro Koiso Racing. The bike had gone through every inch of renovation from the previous year.  This includes custom made fairings, a new JIMS135″ Twin Cam engine modified by T-Man Performance and a B-1 ProCharger […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson Planning Dealerships In Libya, Iraq & Pakistan: Paul De Jongh, country manager for Harley Davidson Middle East and North Africa, has told told Arabian Business News that the company is planning to boost its dealerships in the Middle Eastern countries including Libya and Iraq. We are hoping markets like Tunisia, Libya, Iraq and Pakistan […]

Corbin Stingray Hide For Your Long Ride

Corbin added Stingray hide to their long list of leathers and other materials used on their saddles. Stingray is extremely durable, very thick and holds color extremely. The exotic hide is available in fifteen color options and by special order only so you will need to allow a little extra time when ordering. Corbin chose […]

Cannonball Endurance Run Riders Arrived In San Francisco. Results.

It was a long journey coast to coast. An incredible 17-day adventure that started Friday September 7 in Newburgh, NY to end Saturday September 23rd in San Francisco, CA. Antique motorcycles and their riders were put to the ultimate test of a 3956 miles run, proving the capabilities of these machines and the endurance and […]

The Chief Ambassador By Bryan Fuller. Old Fusion Style.

I  love it when custom builders start a project working with parts from different OEM manufacturers, parts that were never supposed to meet on the same motorcycle. Take the best of 2 different brands, mix with talent their unique styles and components, make them compatible and the result of this approach is probably going to […]

New Easy Squeeze Handlebar To Reduce Clutch Lever Reach

An offset grip improves leverage and reduces fatigue in traffic. The new Easy Squeeze Reduced Clutch Reach Handlebar ($119.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® features an offset clutch-side grip that moves the palm a half-inch closer to the clutch lever. This position provides improved leverage and permits the rider to reach the clutch lever with […]

Model Janna Flurry Hall Pulls Into A Greasy Shop For A Photo Shoot…

Produced and sent to me by Barrett at High 5 Productions. Enjoy…

Switching From Bulb To LED

A light-emitting diode (LED) is subject to very limited wear and tear, can withstand shocks and vibrations, has a very long life while being energy efficient. Reasons why LED’s have become the new standard in the automotive industry and many others, making traditional bulbs unpractical, costly and obsolete. So Headwinds, one of the leaders in […]

New Women’s Sidewinder Layering System From Harley-Davidson

Three new Sidewinder layering items (Jackets & Tops) and new gloves expand the women’s Rider Comfort System (RCS) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line. RCS is a three-layer system that begins with a moisture-wicking base layer topped by a mid-layer option that absorbs moisture and helps insulate the body. The outer layer helps maintain consistent body […]

Performance Custom Honda CB350

Steve “Brewdude” Garn owns a fabrication and machine shop in Creston, NC in which he bends, twists and weld trick frames for radical cross, mountain, touring bicycles and road, race and touring motorcycles in the style which his yours or his. Old school racers is where he excels the most as demonstrated again with this […]

S&S® Cycle Introduces The 4″ Race Mufflers For Harley-Davidson Touring Models

S&S Cycle introduces the 4″ Race Tour mufflers for 1995 – 2012 Harley-Davidson® touring models. These mufflers are designed for maximum power and are louder than our other muffler offerings for baggers. Choose from show chrome or Jet-Hot® black ceramic finish, and either all steel mufflers with a slash cut end or mufflers with alloy end […]

Limited Edition Traveler Tee-Shirts

In need of new tee-shirts and trying to avoid wearing the same eagle/skull/8ball design that your buddies wear at your weekly bike night? Why not these pilot/captain inspired tees boasting original designs with an American university flair and featuring the code of some major airports in the US and abroad. Because if you ride, you […]

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