Archive for June, 2009

Motorcycle Rally Bathroom Etiquette

By Colleen Swartz, Motorcycle Writer/Photographer/Friend at Digital Magic Shots.   “With summer in full swing, I find myself spending more and more time in motorcycle rally port-a-potties.  This is an unfortunate trend, to say the least, as I find the port-a-potty to be one of the more unpleasant places to be, especially with your pants […]

Harley-Davidson Recalls 11,000 Bikes

Harley-Davidson is recalling a total of 11,005 motorcycles..The models concerned are: 2008-2009 FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones, 2008 FXSTSSE2 Screamin’ Eagle Softails, and 2009 FXSTSSE3 CVO Softail Springers. There is a defect with a acorn stud at the brake reaction link and the stud could fall out, with for possible consequence that the front brake/front fender […]

J&P Cycles Open House Debrief

The J&P Cycles Open House celebrating the company 30th Anniversary was a huge success with very conservative final numbers putting the attendance at 22,000 bikers. “We are extremely satisfied with the results of the weekend, both in terms of visitors and sales. We are sure that this will send an important message to the entire […]

Upgrading With The Correct Clutch For An Easy Pull

I had the issue several times and I know you too. You try to upgrade a stock Harley clutch and you end up with a very heavy clutch pull, making your riding experience very uncomfortable, even painful in long traffic wait and go situations. The reasonyou’re your trouble? The multiplicity of clutch spring combinations confusing […]

Shasta Salute To America Motorcycle Rally

Seth Doulton has produced rodeos, car, truck and motorcycle shows coast to coast during 25 years. When he took on the job 3 years ago of bringing back Hollister he knew he had a big job ahead of him. But never thought that the city would not realize the financial benefit of this rally. Since August […]

Women Wear High Heels. Men Ride Choppers. Same Thing.

Announcing the first annual Tom Zimberoff’s Art Of The Chopper Photography Exhibition during the Sturgis Rally. As you all know Tom is the man and the lens behind the 2 best-selling hard cover books Art Of The Chopper # 1 and # 2, each featuring about 30 custom choppers from the high priests of custom […]

Lemon Law. Does It apply To Motorcycles?

Usually, Lemon Law applies when there is a vehicle defect or condition, which substantially impairs its use, value or safety, and when this condition can’t be repaired after 3 attempts by an authorized manufacturer’s dealership. This nonconformity must first occur within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Last weekend I was […]

This Military Custom Bobber Could Cost You Only $10

Dar Holdsworth, Brass Balls Bobbers BossMan has something special for all motorcycle enthusiasts.  A chance to win this $30,000 custom Brass Balls Bobbers raffled away on October 15 – 18, 2009 during Daytona Biketoberfest. Sales of tickets raise funds to build an hospital for traumatic brain injuries for the brave men and women in the […]

New 21” Front Fender For Harley-Davidson Rocker Models

Heartland USA whose specialty is to offer bolt-on innovative design solutions, parts and body kits, to transform your factory Harley into a custom bike just released a new 21” Front Fender for Rockers FXCW and FXCW C. Adding to the already popular 19” front fender offered by Heartland, this fender is designed for when the […]

Almost Live From The J&P Cycles 30th Annual Open House

Small village of Anamosa, Iowa (less than 5000 habitants when everybody is in town) is right now during this weekend the center of the American Motorcycle Scene. J&P Cycles is throwing a giant party to the 20,000 bikers who went to town to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Globetrotter, Photographer, Reporter, Friend Horst Roesler is there […]

Jesse James is a Dead Man. 5th Episode. World Figure 8 Race.

If you’re not aggressive enough, you will be destroyed… It’s the perfect race for Jesse James. Tune in tomorrow Sunday June 28th on Spike TV at 10 pm EST/9 pm C, to see the World Figure 8 Race! You can watch a sneak peek video by going to Jesse James Is A Dead Man  “Shoot The Gap”

Welcome To Sturgis…

Forwarded to me by Pepper Massey. Thought you’d like to know. The City of Sturgis/Sturgis City Council has passed a new parking/storage ordinance that may effect you or someone you know during the Sturgis Rally. Ordinance 16.05.11 “prohibits parking or storage of any trailer, recreational vehicle, implement, vehicle or other personal property on any public right-of-way.

Harley-Davidson V-Rod Face Lift

            Smart move from a company called Trask Performance. Relocating the V-Rod gauge cluster from the handlebars to the top of the air box. Not only a much cleaner look but more functionality with a performance attitude. Crafted from rugged, durable fiberglass, the Trask Air Box Cover is a simple […]

New Exhibit Art Of the Chopper From Oct.10 to Jan.10, 2010

Thirty custom motorcycles built as works of contemporary art will be presented in “Art of the Chopper” an exhibition organized by Tom Zimberoff, author of  2 hard-cover books of the same name. at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala from Oct. 10 to Jan. 10, 2010. “Art of the Chopper” strives to present motorcycles […]

The New 360 Brake. How Does It Work?

For more than 50 years, there have been no significant changes in the design of the disc brake. You already know that the 360 Brake System utilizes a circular piston and pads activated by hydraulic pressure to deliver 360 degrees of braking power to the rotor. Since 1 year the company offers a new version […]

2009 Sturgis Commemorative David Uhl Painting

            The National Harley-Davidson HOG Rally is this weekend in Oklahoma City. During the event, artist David Uhl will unveil to all participants the 2009 Sturgis commemorative painting he just created. Worth noting and giving to this panting even more value is the fact that David is the model and that […]

New Accel Self-Learning Module For Fuel Injected Harley-Davidson. Just Plug And Ride.

After 4 years of development and testing, Accel a division of Prestolite Performance, specializing in high quality ignition and electrical components for American made Harley-Davidson motorcycles, is about to release next week the SLM EFI Module. This self-learning technology compensates for changing loads, weather conditions and altitude while you ride. It automatically re-calibrates and optimizes […]

Worst Picture Of The Month

  Are you looking at his tag? Again, you can show your sense of humor. The reader who finds the best headline for this picture gets a free tee-shirt including shipping (we will you via email for your size).

Paul Cox Wins Laconia Bike Build-Off

              Organized by the Broken Spoke during the 86th Laconia Bike Week, East Coast (Paul Cox) prevailed on West Coast (Chica) during a Bike Build-Off. The winner was decided by people choice after 3 days of voting at the legendary saloon. The margin in favor of Paul Cox was […]

Controversy Over Jesse James Hydrogen Powered World Speed Record

The controversy started on LinkedIn, the business oriented social network website used for business networking. A member of one of the motorcycle groups featured in this website, Louise Ann Noeth, a.k.a. as “Landspeed Louise” for her years of coverage of the dry lakes scene, explains that Jesse James claim that he set the world record […]

About The Right To Repair Your Motorcycle Where You Want

I am certain that you agree on the fact that consumers are entitled to the right to choose where and how their motorcycle, car or other type of vehicle is maintained or upgraded. The point of “The Vehicle Owner’s Right to Repair” is to protect your freedom to choose how you take care of your […]

The Case Of A Shrinking US Dollar

I continue to get the question over and over from many prominent members of the US motorcycle industry. Is it worth trying to export to Europe? And my answer is yes, yes, yes. The end of the world only comes once and I’m pretty certain this isn’t it. That means that stocks and bonds and […]

Brass Balls Bobbers Launches A New Softail Model For $16,995

Because of the success of the Hardtail Model 1 and because some prefer a smoother ride, Dar Holdsworth just launched the Softail version simply called Model 1S. The bike comes with all the high quality components that are on the Model 1 like the Harley-Davidson Evo 80”. Baker transmission, Wilwood brakes, Excel hand and foot […]

Joke Of The Week

From Troy At Accutronix. “Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. 

The man at the counter asked the older boy, “Son, how old are you?” 
”Eight,” the boy replied. 
The man continued, “Do you know what these are used for?” 
The […]

Motorcycle Brake Rotors With Lifetime Warranty

Have you heard about Atomic-Forging Technology? In a few words it’s a proprietary technology to make metal components look, wear and perform better. Atomic-Forging involves the process of bombarding metal with exotic metal ions to create unprecedented levels or hardness and of corrosion resistance. The technology is also used to color-coordinate different metal parts, like […]

Screw Wall Street! Love Las Vegas!

Exceptionally, this headline is not from me but the new slogan of my friends at Las Vegas Bikefest. And it’s true that each and every year they put together a great biker event with a lot of fun of things to do (have participated, of course) even before you decide to give your money contribution […]