Archive for March, 2013

New Adjustable Touring Rack From Harley-Davidson. 50% More Rack Surface When Needed.

The new Adjustable Two-Up Luggage Rack (P/N 50300044 Chrome, P/N 50300076 Gloss Black; $399.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® features telescoping side extensions that expand the width of the rack from 12.75 inches to 18.75 inches. To accommodate a wide soft bag or duffle, press the buttons and slide out the side extensions to increase […]

4 Men Arrested For Motorcycle Marriage Proposal Stunt On California Freeway

On January 27,2013 about 250 bikers blocked during 10 minutes the eastbound Interstate 10 in West Covina, California so that one of their friends could propose to his girlfriend. At one point, a bike sent up a cloud of pink smoke and the girlfriend accepted the proposal. But police was not amused… The stunt was […]

Seen In Germany. Internal Throttle With 6 Bearings

All internal throttle manufacturers promise a precise craftsmanship, a slackness fit with smooth and easy turning of the throttle. A German company called Müller Motorcycle AG offers a system equipped with 6 bearings (a trademark technology) consisting of 2 ball bearings on top of each other on each side of the pulling sledge and of […]

New Men’s Roadway Waterproof Fleece Jacket And Women’s Pink Label RCS Functional Jacket

The new men’s Roadway Waterproof Fleece Jacket (P/N 98235-13VM, starting at $175) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line delivers road-worthy functionality in a hoodie-style jacket. Constructed from waterproof, three-layer bonded 100 percent polyester fleece fabric, the jacket features a mock neck collar and a zip-off hood with bungee cord and toggle for added versatility. Extended cuffs […]

Change Your Mirrors Without Changing Them.

These covers let you change the look of your stock Harley mirrors (models 2003 to 2013) without breaking the bank. Quick and easy to install, they are offered in 3 different designs. They are made of injection molded plastic and simply requires to remove the mirror and slide the accent into position with 3M VHB […]

Allen Millyard 5 liter V-Twin Based On 2 Pratt & Whitney R1340 Aircraft Cylinders

Don’t ask why? It’s the type of work Allen Millyard likes to do: crazy engines. Of course, except the 2 Pratt & Whitney cylinders, everything else is one-off: connecting rods and aluminum crankshaft cast from wooden molds. Engine runs a dry sump with twin pumps, twin SU carburetors, twin plugs per head. Order one to […]

Vintage Rally At The National Motorcycle Museum June 8-9, 2013

On June 8 and June 9 in Anamosa, Iowa, the National Motorcycle Museum’s annual event will be showcasing new exhibits, motorcycling heroes, a great swap meet, two bike shows and a vintage ride. While the Museum in its new location holds over 400 great motorcycles from Ariel to Zundapp and thousands of great pieces of art […]

Speakeasy Motors Work

Evan Favaro just celebrated his 23rd birthday and already gets a second feature in my website. Not surprising when you know than Evan Favaro was only 12 years old when he started to build small custom 2 stroke race motors from scratch for himself and his friends to race around town. Instead of video games, […]

New USA Made Seat Line By Roland Sands

About this new RSD Line Of Seats, Roland Sands says: “When we set out to build a line of RSD seats we didn’t want to lose sight of what works. It was more about taking what we love about the classic designs and blending it with non-traditional styling. The seat shapes are both comfortable, yet still […]

At 2013 Donnie Smith Show Student Build Challenge™ Legends Ride® Charity Bike Wins First Place

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is pleased to announce that the Student Build Challenge bike, customized by Sturgis Brown High School Students, won multiple awards during the 26th annual Donnie Smith show March 23 and 24 in St. Paul, MN. The nation’s top student built bike took first place for the Full Custom Bagger classification in […]

European V-Twin Dealers Have Voted. Do You Agree?

During the Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show And Bike Show Series, the CCE management organized a very interesting vote to know what European Dealers think the 2013/2014 trend(s) will be. The vote was done “live” via the use of prompters, with the results appearing immediately on the stage screen. The 2 questions: 1- Which Custom […]

New Harley-Davidson Nostalgic White Hand Grips. 1940’s Inspired.

Go old school cool with these new Nostalgic White Grips (P/N 56100054, $69.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories®. Inspired by the grips on Harley-Davidson motorcycles of the 1940s, these rubber grips have a comfortable hourglass shape with a chrome accent ring and a molded in “Harley-Davidson” logo. These white hand grips look great on a […]

Flat Footed And In Control

In contrast to GMA’s earlier forward controls with round pegs, this new design features a comfortable, flat surface fit with a non-skid rubber insert. As with all BDL/GMA components these top-of-the-line, fully adjustable forward controls are precision machined from the finest quality T6061 billet aluminum for precise fit and superior performance. Unhampered operation thanks to […]

Hernan D’Aloi. Master Engraver.

He will engrave anything you want from Hoppers to Choppers, from steel, plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, pot metal, cast iron, die cast, etc. He needed an introduction to a wider audience because he is one of the unsung heroes of the custom world. So, if you are looking for “one off scroll” designs(not copied from […]

Joke Of The Week

Last month a world-wide  telephone survey was conducted by the United Nations. The only question asked  was: “Could  you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the  food shortage in the rest of the  world?” The survey was a massive failure because  of the following: 1. In  Eastern Europe they didn’t know what “honest” […]

Indian Motorcycle At 2013 Daytona Bike Week

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Jesse James Got Married To Alexis DeJoria. With James’s youngest daughter, Sunny, 9, and DeJoria’s daughter Bella, 10, acting as flower girls, Jesse James, 43, exchanged vows with DeJoria, a pro-drag racer and daughter to entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care products line and Patron Spirits Company. They exchanged rings […]

Did You Know? Online Sales On eBay Garage.

eBay Motors’ online community and personalization platform, eBay Garage, has grown into a premier automotive enthusiast destination with more than 100,000 public profiles, including 10,000+ motorcycle profiles. On this online community, fans can connect, brag about their rides, and easily find inspiration (and parts) for their next restoration project or fixes to their daily drivers. […]

The 2013 Best European Custom Bikes At Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show Series

A terrific event this weekend in Mainz, Germany. Very well organized and a superb promotion for all custom builders and for the overall custom motorcycle industry. The 2013 Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show Series has an official list of winners. I share it with you.(some bikes are winners in more than one category) All photography […]

Seen At the Custom Chrome Europe Show. S&S 4″ Race Tour mufflers for 1995 – 2012 Harley-Davidson® Touring Models.

An addition to S&S Cycle other exhaust muffler offerings, this 4″ version is helping your bagger produce exceptional mid-range to high-end torque and horsepower with a louder and more aggressive sound. The 4″ diameter is the same as stock mufflers (right muffler has special clearance for axle nut.) Options available are in show chrome or […]

Postcards From The 2013 Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show And Bike Show Series. March 23/24th

A few facts about the CCE  Dealer Show: CCE has 2200 active Europeean dealers, half of them visiting the yearly show during this weekend. At an average of 3 persons per dealer, it’s about 6600 professionals of the V-Twin European industry getting exposed to the custom part offerings of some of the best V-Twin vendors on […]

Seen At The Custom Chrome Europe Show. Wannabe-Choppers CANIOX Module For CAN-BUS Harley-Davidson Models

Since 2011 several HD models are equipped with a CAN-BUS a.k.a. “HD-LAN”. This internal communication system restrains certain replacement of components like the handlebar control switches. CANIOX has been developed to overcome this problem and to enable you to use custom handlebar controls e. g. from Performance Machine, Ness, Rebuffini, Joker Machine, RST to name […]

At The Custom Chrome Europe Show. Cycle Visions Showing Its Lights And More…

I had to be in Germany  to discover that Cycle Visions from San Diego, present as exhibitor at the Custom Chrome Europe Show, was proposing these cool parts for lights and to turn a Softail into a bagger… Lucifer’s lights. These 1 watt, 2-function LED lights (smaller than a nickel) are super bright and small […]

Kid Rock And Harley-Davidson

Recently. Kid Rock (Robert James “Bob” Ritchie) came to Palm Beach County, Florida to film a promo piece for Harley-Davidson. And of course it’s about their exclusive partnership including a performance for the company’s 110th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend. The partnership brings together Harley-Davidson as a title sponsor of Kid Rock’s […]

Seen Today At The Custom Chrome Europe Show. Le Pera New Café Style Seats For Harley-Davidson Sportsters

Today in Germany at the CCE Show, Le Pera is showing its new Café Style seats for Harley-Davidson Sportsters, pushing this style to new heights. Le Pera brings some Rock n’ Roll attitude to these seats by adorning the tail section with “speed stripes” in contrast colors. All of this in a tight , slammed package […]

To Be Seen At The Custom Chrome Europe Show Tomorrow. Paughco “New King” & “Dished And Axed” Gas Tanks For Sportsters.

Heavy presence of American vendors at the 2013 Custom Chrome Show in Mainz, Germany. Although vendors are still setting up at the time of this writing (CCE Dealer Show starts tomorrow Saturday March 23), let me introduce you to the new products that Paughco is going to introduce to the European dealers on Saturday and […]

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