Archive for October, 2016

A Custom Harley Softail Named Singapore Sun

Today, in most countries around the world, making street legal a custom bike built from the ground is quite a challenging task. So, many builders have taken the path of only customizing factory models, in most cases keeping at least the original – although modified – original frame and motor, preserving the oem title, with […]

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Touring RCX Hellbender Headers By RC Components

This 2-into-2 header system is designed with smooth radius bends that are surrounded by a 2.5? heat shield that flow into two 3.0” mufflers. Just like many other RCX Exhaust products, the RCX Hellbenders are available with your choice of multiple tip designs and each header system is available in a chrome or ceramic black […]

Thought Of The Day

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits”… Albert Einstein

New Arlen Ness Saddlebag Levers

They are forged billet aluminum levers to fit 2014-up Harley FLT saddlebag lid levers. Simple bolt-on installation. Available in 10-Gauge, Deep Cut or Beveled styles in chrome or black finish. Sold in pair. Each design has a matching saddlebag latch covers set available. At Arlen Ness.

JIMS® Shifter Mechanism Sleeve Removal & Installation Tool

This is a real time saver for removing and installing the shifter mechanism sleeve in Cruise Drive Big Twin transmissions.  With this new tool, the sleeve (bushing) can be removed and installed correctly without disassembling the transmission, saving hours of labor. This tool can pay for itself in one use.  Proudly made in the USA, […]

Flashback. 1918 Johnson Motor Wheel Co.

In 1914, the Johnson Brothers Motor Company of Indiana offered a two-cylinder/two-stroke engine kit to be installed on any bicycle equipped with a 26’ rear wheel. It had 2 flywheel magnetos and a float carburetor. and produced only one 1 HP. The complete kit came with a wheel, hub tire, shock-absorbing spring sprocket holder, […]

Balancing A Motorcycle Tire The Right Way With Counteract Beads.

Counteract Balancing Beads for motorcycles dynamically balance a wheel internally versus wheel weights that are a static balance. When balancing tires via weights the tire never stays balanced for the life of the tire because no ever does go back to get their tire re-balanced. An imbalanced tire will start to wear unevenly, making the […]

Artist David Uhl Announces Release Of 3rd Of “Lone Ranger” Series

The 3rd and final piece in David Uhl’s “Lone Ranger” series has been released. All 3 pieces come with a bottle of wine, each with a special label signed and numbered to match your print edition number. This new piece, yet to be titled, follows “Lone Ranger” and “The Sentinel” (Lone Ranger is completely sold […]

New BBMX Pegs By Brass Balls Cycles

Quite a few companies in the motorcycle industry have been inspired by the BMX bikes to design new foot pegs. Here is a new variation called the BBMX Pegs (Brass Balla Moto X) Precision machined (it takes 1 hour of machining to cut a set) from aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum, they are lightweight […]

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Cafe Has Closed. All Memorabilia Being Auctioned.

To be located on Las Vegas Boulevard within walking distance from major hotel and casino resorts must not be enough to do good business. The Las Vegas Cafe has closed with all memorabilia being auctioned by Las Vegas auctioned Nellis Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Café opened September 27, 1997 on the famous Las […]

Auto-Airchuck Introduced A Simplest And Safest Way To Inflate Tires.

Auto-Airchuck is introducing the most intuitive, simplest, and safest air chuck in the world. It can automatically grip and fasten the valves. All you need to do is to insert and inflate. The Auto-Airchuck team is starting the crowdfunding campaign on INDIEGOGO.

RSD Track 2-Into-1 High Pipe By Vance & Hines For Sportster And Softail Models

To design the Track 2-into-1 High Pipe, RSD took the original Tracker Pipe and decreased the weight, improved the performance and simplified the tip. The result is an exhaust offering very high ground clearance and a very aggressive look. Inspired by an exhaust you might find on a high speed, wide-open flat track racer, these […]

Norton Motorcycles To Unveil Brand-New V4 Superbike In November

On November 16, British manufacturer Norton Motorcycles will finally unveil a production sport bike with a brand new 1200 cc V4 engine and a tubular aluminum frame, both built in-house. The new Norton V4 is based on the Isle of Man SG5 racera. This high-end model is designed, developed and built in its Donington Hall […]

74th Edition Of Italy EICMA. November 8-13.

One of the largest motorcycle events, the 2016 edition of EICMA will feature 1010 exhibitors from 38 countries, 48% of them being from outside Italy. Held in Milan at the Fiera Di Rho November 8-13 (November 8-9 are reserved for the press and the trade), the show will host many major launches and introduction, from […]

Polaris Reports 2016 Third Quarter Results. Motorcycle Retail Sales Up High Single Digits. ORV Down High Single Digits.

Overall sales for the third quarter of 2016 totaled $1,185.1 million, down 19 percent from last year’s third quarter sales of $1,456.0 million. “Our third quarter results, while discouraging, were in line with our revised guidance and reflect our ongoing execution of the RZR® recalls and significant quality and safety improvement initiatives. During the past […]

Indian Roadmaster. Master Your Road With Mustang Comfort.

Mustang’s newest seat offers significant improvements over the stock seat on Indian’s luxury touring Roadmaster model. Stay warm but look cool with high/low dual heating controls for driver and passenger that are hidden beneath Mustang’s intricately enhanced diamond-stitched black seat cover. The driver’s 15” wide seat is 3/4” lower and 7/8” further back than the stock […]

India Mahindra Acquired UK-Based BSA Motorcycle Company

Mahindra, under Mahindra subsidiary Classic Legends Pvt Ltd. acquired 100% of UK motorcycle maker BSA. The move was a much anticipated one although Mahindra was also contemplating the acquisition of Norton. The principal activity of BSA is licensing of brands related to motorcycles. Incorporated in the UK, the company has also presence in Japan, Singapore, […]

2016 Las Vegas Bikefest Sept 29-Oct 2. Video Recap.

“Redneck Puerto Rican”. A Custom Panhead Hand Built By Bill Dodge.

If you want a custom builder who keeps it looking very simple and work very, very hard at it – because it’s the most challenging task to be accomplished – Bill Dodge name from Bling’s Cycles is evidently in your top list. If you love as much as him Knuckles, Pans and Shovels turned into […]

The Standard Motorcycle Co-Op. Come To Wrench With Them, Wherever You Are Located Around The World.

Standard Motorcycle Co. (SMC) is a community driven co-op motorcycle garage and online educational hub for DIY motorcycle enthusiasts. Not only they have opened a collaborative space for all creatives and artisans, designers and DIY builders and newcomers motivated to flex some elbow-grease, They are pioneering motorcycle education by utilizing industry experts to bring members […]

Thought For The Day

    You can’t expect your employees to exceed the expectations of your customers if you don’t exceed the employees’ expectations of management. That’s the contract.” Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks

Bridgestone Launches First High Performance Motorcycle Tire Designed For American V-Twin Motorcycles

On Thursday in Orlando, the staff of Bridgestone Corporation invited journalists to the launch of its new line of motorcycle tires engineered exclusively to fit many popular and iconic American V-twin motorcycles. The Battlecruise H50 tire, the first of its kind from Bridgestone, expands the company’s motorcycle tire portfolio with a performance tire offering that […]

Throttle By wire Extensions To Work With Any Handlebar Change

Installing taller or wider handlebars on your Harley-Davidson bagger requires extending the throttle by wire. Barnett Clutch & Cables already offered these extensions for 2008-2015 models(except CVO/SE models). They are now also available for 2016-2017 models. No individual wires to mess with and no soldering or modifications required. They are available in lengths of of […]

Inaugural West Coast Race of the Gentlemen. Oct 15-16.

The Race of Gentlemen is an automotive carnival that celebrates American racing heritage. Last weekend, gentlemen showcased their pre-war machines, cars and motorcycles at the water’s edge on the beach of Pismo (Grover) Beach, California. This was the inaugural race on the west coast. Non stop racing (every 30 minutes, except on Sunday because of […]

Keep Quiet. BDL Enclosed Belt Primary System.

Even enclosed, your primary drive system will always be heard. But you can make it much more quiet if you go from chain to belt. Thanks to the company “Quiet Clutch”, this enclosed belt primary drive by Belt Drives Limited is as silent as possible with a much smoother operation than a chain. It is […]