Archive for August, 2008

Harley-Davidson Edition Fender Stratocaster Guitar.

You will need to love Harley, love playing guitar, be rich or one at least one of the above to be able to acquire this special edition guitar. To commemorate the 105th birthday of Harley, Fender has built this guitar using nickel, chrome and lots of black with socket head Allen screws of the same […]

Harley CEO Jim Ziemer Tattoo. Fake Or Not?

While ten of thousands motorcyclists from all over the country and around the world take part in Milwaukee to the Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary celebration, CEO Jim Ziemer is showing off his tattoo. Now, I think I know the answer, but can anyone confirm is this tattoo is real or fake? Email me at [email protected]

Jim Nasi Custom Touring Bags

I already wrote about “Jim Nasi Better Looking Touring Solution”. This kit was complete including cut-out for your exhaust. 2 forward panels, a steel rear fender, a license plate holder complete with LED taillight & indicators. But Jim realized that some Harley-Davidson riders don’t want to replace all components.with or without cut-out for your exhaust. 2 forward panels are […]

Sturgis Broken Spoke Was Rocking With Legend Steven Tyler

The legendary Broken Spoke Campground, home of the World’s Largest Biker Pool, was one of the hottest spots to be during Sturgis Bike Week.  If you weren’t at the Broken Spoke Campground then you missed out on a ton of fun, from the free concerts every day and night, to free beer hour daily, and […]

Vance & Hines To Expand And Add Local Jobs

In this economic slow down/recession, good news from our industry are too rare. Vance & Hines motorcycles is known for spinning its wheels on the drag strip. Vance & Hines, which competes on the National Hot Rod Association’s motorcycle drag racing circuit with its Harley-Davidson motorcycles also makes high-performance motorcycle parts, including very well known […]

Want To Know How To Make Your Motorcycle Greener?

Environmental awareness grows every day. You want to help the earth, are open to the idea of a green motorcycle, but only if doesn’t break the bank. You believe in producing cleaner air but want to keep all the fun of riding. Today I received information from a company called Northside Choppers proposing a patent […]

“Jesse James Is A Dead Man”.

Jesse James is taking the role of a modern-day daredevil in a new Spike TV Series premiering in February 2009. In this series, each week viewers will get to experience Jesse James taking on death-defying physical challenges. With CGI effects, viewers get a taste of the enormity of the stunt preparation, of the stunt itself revealing […]

California. Catalyst-Equipped Motorcycle Exhausts By Next Year?

I don’t tell you how much reading, analyzing, digesting, verifying I have to do before posting a new article. I don’t complain and enjoy doing it. Except when I have to read 20 times the new regulations of our dear govertment/administration regarding the way motorcycles should be used and parts to be installed. Yep, at […]

The Secret Weapon Of Chopper Dave. Killer.

Among the custom bikes built to celebrate S&S 50th Anniversary, at least 5 that I would have liked to build. One of them is Chopper Dave’s Secret Weapon that I am featuring here. Dave, as all custom builders, leans toward a certain style of bikes. In his case, as many already know, his preference is […]

Liquidation Of $10 Million Of American IronHorse Motorcycle Parts

American Ironhorse Motorcycles filed bankruptcy earlier this year and the manufacturing rights have been sold.  Now the bankruptcy court order provides for Liquid Asset Partners to sell all the excess parts. There are many parts to fit Harleys, as well as custom bikes, apparel and hardware. This huge liquidation of excess motorcycle parts for […]

Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties To Open In Europe

As I stated before in several posts, Europe seems to be the most promising motorcycle market for US companies for the next few years. Helped by a low dollar losing 60% of its value against the Euro since the introduction of the Euro in 2000, US companies in and out of industry consider the old […]

EPA Approval For Ultima Engines

Ultima Engine Program at Midwest Motorcycle Supply is announcing the availability of EPA compliant engines from the company. They are available in sizes from 80ci up to 127ci and legal in 49 states (Once again, California will have to wait).

The World´s Greatest Motorcycle Rides On A Saxon Motorcycle

Saxon Motorcycles was chosen by the Travel Channel for their new TV Show “The World’s Greatest Rides”. The series is about riding the most scenic routes of the USA and Europe. In the first two episodes Henry Cole makes his rides through the American deserts on a Saxon Firestorm. Saxon Motorcycles presents summaries of the […]

Old Racing Bikes

Thanks to reader Mike Greenwald, I found out about a great link to look at old racing bikes, including side cars. The pictures were shot in Francorchamps in Belgium (a very famous racetrack) during a Bikers Classic Meeting. Enjoy the pictures.

New Paughco Springer Front End For Victory Motorcycles

More and more custom parts are made available to customize your Victory. Paughco has just announced they have taken their famous Paughco Springer front end and completely redesigned the mounting fixtures, including triple trees, to fit exclusively to 2003-2009 Victory Vegas and Vegas Jackpot machines. The new Paughco Victory Springers are 3” over stock and […]

The End Of China The Way You Knew It. Good For Us.

China makes big moves to become a super economic power, and of course, it will succeed. But once the epicenter of low-cost non-regulated manufacturing, China’s labor cost is soaring. The reasons? Discontent Chinese citizens, bans and recalls on products, and international critics are pushing for a more civilized, regulated and democratic society. Chinese workers are […]

No Excuse. Take Her With You.

Of course you noticed. Most custom motorcycles are conceived for a solo rider. Big Bear Choppers has decided to take 2 of their models, the “Devil’s Advocate” and the “Venom Pro Street” and to configure them with a 2-up design. Evidently strong struts are used to support the rear fender and the seats include a […]

For Dallas Cowboys Fans And For Charity

Strokers Dallas is organizing a raffle of this Dallas Cowboys themed custom Softail Harley-Davidson. The bike was purchased by Miller Lite and customized by Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas.

Bean’re The Bartender

“Bean’re can now add Broken Spoke Bartender to his list of many talents.  Here is Bean’re joyfully tending bar during Sturgis.  His presence was quite the popular attraction at the Lazelle Street location as he would holler out -Welcome to the Broken Spoke Saloon!- and quickly serve up a cold brew with lightening speed” Sasha Mullins, […]

Custom Frame. You Think It. Rolling Thunder Makes It Right.

Like me you have seen (hope not experienced) too many beautiful bad/dangerous custom motorcycle frames. Too often, very good ideas turn into disasters because frame integrity is sacrificed for creativity. You don’t improvise yourself motorcycle frame manufacturer. Bring your ideas, but let the pros produce them. A few years ago, when frame expert Rolling Thunder […]

Mid West Choppers Prosecuted For Fraud.

40 customers, including non US clients based in New Zealand, say they paid Mid West Choppers from Illinois and its owner Chip Miyler a total of US $1.2 million for custom bikes but did not receive them before the company went bankrupt in October 2005. The indictment is also about Miyler applying for a bank loan […]

The New 360-Brake To Replace Your Dual Setup

Wheels should be seen, not hidden. It’s the motto of the 360 Brake Company. After completing rigorous testing the company just released it’s new 6” brake offering a solution for braking big displacement bikes. The objective was to increase braking power by a minimum of 30% while keeping the brake itself at only 1” larger […]

Harley-Davidson is Recalling About 47500 2008 Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is recalling 2008 FLTR. FLHR, FLHP, FLHX. FLHPE, FLHRC, FLHRSE4, FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTCUSE3, FLHTP models. The recall is due to a problem with the cracking of the fuel filter shell. It may creates a loss of fuel pressure which could make the motorcycle fail to start or to stall in traffic when […]

Update From The New Crocker Motorcycle Company.

“Hi Cyril, Sorry I have not been in touch more but have had my hands full getting Crocker back on track. Crocker Motorcycle Company has now moved past the “shareholders fight” and is in the process of relocating to it’s new home in Los Angeles, about 10 miles from the original factory on Venice Blvd […]

Battistini’s New Saddlebag Latch Covers

Rikki Battistini sells quite a few parts to customize your bagger, all with the same “hole theme” to help you make your customizing design coherent from front to rear ad from side to side. New and visually appealing are these new latch covers offered in polished, chrome and black. For sale on Battistinis Website or call Rikki on my […]

Winners Of Sturgis Metzeler Custom Bike Contest

Dozens of radical customs took the stage, showing off new trends and wild designs from coast to coast. The Best of Show prize winner was Todd Silicato of Todds Cycle, Huntington Beach, California. Todd’s win has earned him: inclusion in the Metzeler Master Builder poster series and 2009 Metzeler Ad Campaign, a three-day apprenticeship with […]

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