Archive for October, 2011

Tricky Air And Billet New XS Shocks

Tricky Air & Billet, a company specializing in front and rear air suspension kits, billet products products for different makes and models of motorcycles and also building some wild customs, is announcing a new rear “XS-Shocks”. Bossman Arnie explained to me that internally he was able to find more room within the piston and top […]

A New Event. The Red Stick Rally Of Baton Rouge During Halloween Weekend.

Let’s plug a new event and support all people and bikers of Louisiana. The streets of downtown Baton Rouge will rumble with the sounds of motorcycles as the first ever Red Stick Rally takes place along the Mississippi River, Halloween weekend, October 28-30, 2011. On the not so scary activities list: on-stop live music, great Louisiana […]

Thought For The Day

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures.  So I did ten times more work.  George Bernard Shaw

Every Biker In the United States Should Have One…

MyInfo911, a Palm Coast, Florida company, launched its first product, an Emergency ID Card in May of this year, to provide First Responders the much needed medical information of a victim involved in an accident. For $9.95 MyInfo911 provides a sticker package which has been designed to be used on a motorcycle helmet, inside a saddlebag, […]

Biker’s Code

I ride purely, and only, because it is fun. I ride because I enjoy the freedom I feel from being exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability to the danger that is intrinsic to riding. I do not ride because it is fashionable to do so. I ride my machine, not wear it. My machine […]

Rick Fairless To Design Victory Line Of Custom Parts. Hires Products Designer.

Rick Fairless from Strokers Dallas announced that he will design and develop a proprietary line of parts to fit Victory motorcycles, and for this purpose hired  product designer and developer Dylan Hoey. Hoey comes to Strokers Dallas with a background of aftermarket parts design and development from some of the industry’s leading parts manufactures. He […]

Fred Kodlin Breaking Boundaries With A Victory Cross Country

No doubt that Victory gets every year a larger  share of the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market. It really started in New York City in January 2007 when the company unveiled the Victory Vision, probably one of the most revolutionary luxury touring motorcycles in industry history. Then in 2010 when the touring lineup was […]

The Story Of An American Patriot Who Can Ride Again.

Friend of the industry Pete G from Chopper Design in Orlando has been developing and manufacturing for the last 2 years a Motorcycle Stabilization System called ‘LegUp LandinGear”  . This computerized system has helped those who need just some help with their heavy bikes. The system stabilizes your bike as you come to a stop, keep […]

Baker Drivetrain Cash For Crap Transmission Campaign

In a marketing campaign as innovative as its drivetrain components, Baker Drivetrain will give you cash for your old, tired, stock or knock-off  transmission impossible to service because coming from somewhere…difficult to locate on a world map. Launched today, this program will last until November 21, 2011. So, if you wish to replace your old or […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley Unable To Produce As Many Touring Bikes As Customers Want. Yesterday, you may have been surprised to read here soon in the morning pretty good news about Harley-Davidson 3rd quarter results then to see its stock (NYSE: HOG) almost immediately plunge 7.5% at Wall Street opening. Was it another case of Wall Street “buy the rumor, sell the (good) […]

Custom Helmet Case

Funny that I decided to write this post because a friend of mine told me this morning that there is not such a thing as a helmet case, only helmet bags! Who needs one? Evidently those obliged or choosing to wear a helmet and among them probably quite a few touring bikers. Made to protect […]

Calling All Bad To The Bone Motorcycles To A New Great Bike Show In The Lone Star State!

The Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas (november 3-6) is going to celebrate 10 years and will debut its first annual All Star Roundup Bike Show. Hosted by Jay Allen, founder of the Broken Spoke Saloon, and organized by Dakota of Dakota Classic Cycles and Motorcycle Cowboys, this event promises to be one of the […]

Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge Announces The Top Finishers. Not The Top Winners.

In another kind of strange press release, The Medicine Show Land Trust, a.k.a. Hoka Hey Challenge, states that during the 2011 edition riders were GPS tracked by the company US Fleet Tracking (a fact known by riders and observers) with the dual purpose of “enabling event organizers to verify the riders’ speeds and routing.” What is surprising is […]

New Phaser Headlight By Headwinds

Almost 20 years that Joel Felty at Headwinds is offering fine qualitylighting to motorcycle and hot rod builders. All lights with smooth, non-wavy surfaces with mirror finishes and doing away with exposed rivets, bolts, and flanges like threaded housings with screw-in bezels and billet brackets with hidden fasteners. His new headlight housing is called the Phaser, […]

Harley-Davidson Earnings, Retail, Motorcycle Sales Rise In 3rd Quarter

A few minutes ago, this morning October 18, 2011 at 8 am. Harley-davidson announced its 3rd quarter results. Harley (NYSE: HOG) reported continued strong improvement in earnings and dealer retail sales in the third quarter of 2011 and through nine months, compared to 2010. Worldwide Harley-Davidson® Retail New Motorcycle Sales Rise, Led by 5.4 Percent […]

2011 Daytona Biketoberfest. The Highest Fatalities In 5 Years.

(With the Help of Daytona News Journal) Unfortunately, less traffic in 2011 than during the last years doesn’t mean less fatalities. Six people had died because of motorcycle-related accidents in Volusia County by Sunday night, law enforcement officials said. Five of the six people killed since Biketoberfest 20011 began Thursday were riding motorcycles and one […]

Polaris Industries Reports Higher Than Expected 3rd Quarter Results And Raises Its Full Year Outlook

Its third-quarter net income rose to $67.6 million, or 95 cents a share, from $47.2 million, or 69 cents a share, a year ago. Sales jumped 26 percent to $729.9 million, including a 25 percent increase in off-road vehicles such as all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles. The company, which makes off-road vehicles (which account for almost […]

The Del Prado Brothers Re-Birth A Harley Ironhead Sportster

Six weeks ago, I introduced you to DP Custom Cycles and to their Naked Cafe Racer. The Del Prado brothers (Jarrod and Justin) just produced another nice piece of modified old Harley with this 1981 Ironhead Sportster named Top Fuel II. The duo explained to me that the chosen name pays homage to their first hardtail […]

New Harley-Davidson Blackline Detachable Leather Saddlebags

You may have bought the new Harley-Davidson Blackline model for its stripped down style, but still want the convenience of saddlebags for overnight trips. These new Detachable Leather Saddlebags (P/N 90200353, $799.95) can be removed from the motorcycle with a pull of an internal handle, leaving behind two inconspicuous docking points. Finished in rich black […]

Daytona Biketoberfest History

Background. Janet Kersey, a Daytona Beach native is considered the official “Birthmother of Biketoberfest®” . She was hired as the director of tourism events by the DBACVB to create new festivals and events that would attract visitors during the off-season periods. Her first assignment was to create a special event, similar to the ever-popular Daytona Bike Week, […]

V-Twin Expo Defends Its Trade Show With Testimonials From Major Exhibitors

All professionals of the custom motorcycle industry know that the 2012 Cincinnati V-Twin Expo and the Indianapolis V-Twin Dealer Show are competing to attract exhibitors and dealers. The V-Twin Expo seems to have chosen the strategy of producing testimonials from some of its long time exhibitors, a strategy that the Indianapolis V-Twin Dealer Show can’t […]

Celebration Of The Motorcycle. Del Mar Concours D’elegance.

Today Saturday October 15, 2011, legendary motorcycles from around the world will converge on the famed California Del Mar Race Track Paddock. The organizers of the 2011 Del Mar Concours d’Elegance are proud to present Celebration of the Motorcycle, a one-of-a-kind, cycle-only event featuring only the finest examples of cycle manufacturing, from the earliest days […]

Arlen Ness Hot Legs And Fork Boots For Harley Bagger Models

They are part of the Arlen Ness DeepCut line, will clean up the front end appearance of all Harley FLT Baggers year 2000 and up. These hot legs feature tapered billet design with hidden axle. They feature a unique bolt-on caliper mounts that you can easily remove to convert your fork legs to a custom […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Harley-Davidson US Dealers. Many of you will have to ride a longer distance to visit your preferred Harley-davidsoon dealer. During a recent conference at Ohio’s state University, Harley CEO Keith Wandell told the audience that North America, home to half of Harley-Davidson’s more than 1,400 dealer locations, has been overdeveloped. Between 60 and 70 stores […]

Joke Of The Week

As I was driving home this week worrying about all the crap going on in Washington, and at how my life was falling apart, I saw a yard sign that said: NEED HELP? CALL JESUS. 1-800-005-3787  Out of curiosity and desperation, I did. A Mexican showed up with a lawnmower… (sent by Troy)

Vintage Looking Switch Housings

Perfect for early style bikes or the old-school type one you are building, these switch housings are made from forged brass, extremely compact and of course will work with any function you want to give them like start, horn or others. They are available, from left to right, in polished brass, satin brass, raw brass, […]

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