Archive for December, 2007

Last Day Of 2007. Listening To Amy Winehouse.

Today, last day of the year I am reflecting on the past and thinking of my future. It’s 1.30 PM. I am on my terrace and it’s 85 F or 29.5 C (not a double typo mistake) in Boca Raton, Florida. What should I write about in my last 2007 post? Since you ask me this question from […]

Chopper Motorcycle Inspired Pizza Cutters

              I always stand on the artist side. Whatever his kind of art, I will promote him (her). Even more, of course, when his (her) creativity is fueled by our motorcycles. Artist Frankie Flood’s pizza cutters take inspiration from chopper motorcycles and fringe culture. And his pizza cutters wear names […]

How To Know You Are At A Bad Bikers New Year’s Eve Party.

You know that you are at a bad bikers new year’s eve party if. 1- To give it a Times Square feel, everyone is groped, fondled and pick-pocketed. 2- The ‘Party Hats look suspiciously like stolen traffic cones. 3- There’ is a "Happy 2000" sticker on the bag of shrimps you’ve been eating all night. […]

Evelyn. The New Woman Of David Uhl

                Yesterday evening I was at a VIP party at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson in Sunrise, Florida, for the unveiling of the new creation of artist David Uhl. As you know now, David is the unchallenged Master at rendering in paint the old days of motorcycling. Every couple of years he creates a new […]

Belltip Mufflers

Belltip mufflers belong to the 70’s bikes as much as bell bottom pants belong to Disco Music. On a retro project they look and sound very good (deep throating sound). Paughco started to sell again these custom belltip mufflers in 20” and 22” lengths. They are sold for 1 ¾” pipes with sliders, built-in clamps […]

V-Twin Expo 8th Edition

So we’re getting close to the end of year, which is followed by the beginning of a new year, and that means a new V-Twin Expo. From February 2 to 4, it will be the 8th edition. Last year, the industry was a little bit nervous but the show accomplished its objectives in terms of […]

Triangle Headlight

Some of you are going to love it. Others to hate it. Me, I think it’s extremely cool. But not on all motorcycles, although it will complement well some high tech and almost all retro bikes (Imagine it hanging on a Girder or Springer front end). Body is in steel and chromed in a size 5" x 5" x […]

Ducati Desmosedici RR . An Example To Follow.

It must feel very good. The Ducati Desmosedici RR was officially unveiled in June 2006 with the promise that only 1500 will ever been produced. And guess what? They are all sold and first deliveries will begin in January. Now, there is better than this. A long waiting list of people in a bidding war […]

Oblong Gear Clock

You are a gearhead. So, you need a gear clock. Especially if you didn’t get what you wanted at Christmas. This one is very industrial chic and made to hang on a wall wherever you want. Yes the rotating gears are working and covered with a rectangular piece of glass to prevent you to be […]

Auto Clutch. How Does It Work?

Not really a new product, it was released in 2006, the Auto Clutch is still quite unknown and misunderstood by those who heard about it. First, imagine riding up to a stop light with your bike in gear and not having to hold the clutch in. Yes, you can. When the light turns green, twist […]

Recall For Some Big Dog Motorcycles

On some motorcycles, the rear fender struts attaching bolts can break allowing the rear fender to unbolt from the bikes concerned. This could occur without prior warning and could result in an injury or a crash. More than 8000 motorcycles have this security issue. The models affected by this recall are: some 2005-2007 Bulldog and […]

American One Finger Salute To The Enemy

It doesn’t matter if you support or not the Iraq war. I know that you support our troops. This true story was forwarded to me by Carl, one of my readers. Spending 5 minutes reading it is a way to be with our soldiers why we celebrate Christmas holidays safely at home. Leading the fight is […]

Rock N’ Bike

                The reason why I am talking about this custom bike is not because it is already getting a lot of deserved media attention (It won 2nd place at the AMD European Championship), not because the builder is French, nor because his first name is Cyril (Dachstein), but […]

Winners of ‘Get Down To Daytona’ Contest

Thousands of women produced a video telling their inspirational stories about how they acceded to the sort of motorcycling. On a Harley, of course. Harley-Davidson chose six finalists on Nov. 28 and posted them online for viewer voting.. At the end of the voting period on Dec. 12, Harley-Davidson decided that all six finalists would […]

Merry Christmas

  To all those I know, the ones I have known, the ones I will know next year, to all my readers and to all children, I wish a: Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel (French), Feliz Navidad (Spanish), Buon Natale (Italian), Feliz Natal (Portuguese), Frohe Weihnachten (German),  Vrolijke Kerstmis (Dutch), Καλα Χριστουγεννα (Greek), ВеÑелое рождеÑтво (Russian), メリークリスãƒã‚¹ (Japanese), […]

The Toy To Die For That You Can’t Afford

Warning. Reading this post can be very frustrating. Especially if you struggle to pay your mortgage and your Harley loan. This is a very expensive toy (starting at $7500 up to $17,500!!!) conceived more for the eco-conscious Silicon Valley crowd than for us grease monkey gear heads. It’s a traditional pedal pusher, a motor-driven bike […]

Swarovski Skull Pocket Watch

I know that a lot of bikers have a soft spot for anything with a pirate theme. So, if you are still wondering, like me, what to ask or what to put under the Christmas tree Monday evening, maybe it’s not  too late for this pocket watch. It features a plastic case pocket with crystal […]

Second Annual Arlen Ness Bike Show

The Arlen Ness show returns to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, over the weekend of 26-27 January 2008. The Arlen Ness event will feature a Pro Class and 42 bike categories and will have 25,000 sq.ft of vendor and swap meet space. Registration at 1-800-907-7790 or visit Arlen Ness Bike Show.

New S&S Sealed Air Cleaner To Meet California Emission Standards

Good news coming from S&S for all those who want to continue to ride with compliant carbureted engines in the state of California. The new S&S sealed air-cleaner was developed to replace the S&S carbon air filter for 2008 model year California carbureted engines, meet the evaporative hydrocarbon emission levels mandated by the ARB, and […]

Why You Should Feel Happy During Your Holidays.

If you compare the world with a village of 100 people, the village would look like this. 1- 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 Noth Americans, 8 Africans. 2- 52 women, 48 men 3- 70 colored people, 30 white, 4- 30 Christians, 70 non Christians 5- 89 heterosexuals, 11 homosexuals. 7- Six persons would own 59% of […]

Flat Out Drag Style Handlebar

This Drag Race inspired handlebar is designed for speed with a low, aerodynamic stance. The 1” handlebar features integrated risers on a 3.5” center and dimensions of 32” W, 1.5” H, and 4” pullback. Available in Chrome and Black Powdercoat. They come slotted and drilled for internal wiring and use with stock controls and housings. […]

Testing The New 2009 Indian Chief

The launching time of the new Indian Chief has been postponed several times. The reason? Indian Motorcycle chairman Stephen Julius explains that he didn’t want to buy an engine from a 3rd party, and no surprisingly it takes longer than anticipated. We all know that without a proprietary engine, the new Indian Motorcycle company would […]

Harley-Davidson Approves Buy Back Of Up to 20 M Shares

Even if you don’t know what is a buy back program, at least understand that in most situations it is a good thing. When a company reduces the amount of shares outstanding by declaring a stock buy back program, each of your shares becomes more valuable and represents a greater percentage of equity in the […]

Indian Larry Legacy’s Paul Cox And Keino Sasaki Go Their Separate Ways

The collaboration known as "Indian Larry Legacy" was formed in 2004 with one goal in mind, keeping Indian Larry’s memory alive. It was an organization composed of 4 friends and partners of Indian Larry: Paul Cox, Keino Sasaki, Bobby & Elisa Seeger. Together they produced custom motorcycles, parts, and apparel. In 2008 all partners will […]

David Mann Rolls Away

Thanks to Rogue who sent me the link, this is a slide show of David Mann paintings flying on the music of Bob Seger “Roll Me Away”. Produced by Burt Corbinson. And I can tell you that if you don’t get goose bumps at first viewing, you are not a biker…and will never be. Volume […]

The Christmas Gift Of Accurate Engineering

Accurate Engineering, the king of Custom Panhead Engines is playing Santa Klaus by giving you (you must promise you have been very nice in 2007) big discounts on their 93” and 120” versions in natural finish. Here the deal as they emailed it to me. “Due to the fact that we are closed from 12/22 […]

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