Archive for June, 2013

New Harley-Davidson Compact Battery Charger Won’t Over-Charge

The new Compact Battery Tender (P/N 66000038, $39.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories® is stated to be superior to a traditional “trickle charger” because its circuitry cycles the charger on and off as needed and never over-charges the battery. The 750mA charger includes a quick-disconnect output lead and 7.5 Amp fused charging harnesses equipped with […]

Star Motorcycles Unveil The 2014 Stryker Cruiser Model

For those who don’t know, Star Motorcycles is a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, and the brand name under which the company sells their cruiser motorcycles in the USA. Strategy is always to mimic the classic American V-Twin cruiser but at much lower prices. The Stryker gets a 1340 cc 80″ liquid cooled EFI V-Twin […]

Old School Solo Bag.

Garage Leathers forte is solo bags. Solo bags hand made in heavy weight leather and using 1900’s construction techniques. For your Softail, Rigid, Dyna, Sportster and of course custom built bike. Individual components of the bag are cut using a die and hydraulic press then secured in a jig and are stitched by American workers […]

S&S Cycle 55th Anniversary. Jay Allen Will Be Master Of Ceremonies. Display Military Tribute Bikes.

Tomorrow Thursday afternoon I am flying to La Crosse, WI to participate to S&S Cycle 55th anniversary celebration to be held at the Oktoberfest Grounds on Friday, June 21st and Saturday 22nd, 2013. Jay will showcase the Military Tribute Bikes on both days in La Crosse but will revealed them the day before on Thursday, […]

Ethanol Producer Group Describes Motorcycle Lobbying Day Against E15 Fuel An Absurdity

Today June 19, the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) is on Capitol Hill to talk about the dangers of E15 for use in motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The objective of the “Fuel for Thought” lobbying day is to help educate lawmakers about the need to research the possible harmful effects of E15 fuel on motorcycles. The […]

What’s In The Barn. The New TV Series Premieres Tonight Tuesday, June 18 at 10.30 PM ET/PT

What’s In The Barn is a TV Series on Velocity Channel about vintage motorcycles starring Dale Walksler. The show is taking viewers inside the barns and backyards of America on the hunt for exceptional, classic motorcycles. Host Dale Walksler lends his expert eye (Dale is curator of the Wheels Through Time museum) and his enthusiasm […]

Dlux Specialty Bagger Parts.

Azzkikr Specialty specializes in Bagger parts and extends its line of custom accessories to match the most popular current designs in chrome, all black or contrast cut (black & polished.) These pieces, saddlebag latches and brake pedals, are one-piece designs with rubber inserts for comfort and grip. Latch covers fit all stock Harley-Davidson saddlebag hardware. Sold […]

Looking Desperately For Paul Teutul Sr. TV Series Partner

On May 21st, I announced that that OCC and Paul Teutul Sr. will be soon back on TV with a new sees on CMT. If the producer find the right new partner for Sr… A casting was launched by producer Pilgrim Studios to find the right cast mate able to run OCC’s shop and participate […]

New Women’s Speedway & Finish Line From Harley-Davidson

Speedway. The next generation Rider Comfort (RCS) line delivers a three-part solution to the varying conditions women might encounter this riding season. It starts with the Speedway RCS Base Layer with Mesh Panels (P/N 97378-13VW, starting at $65), which features 100 percent polyester pique with embedded Cocona® Natural Technology™ for enhanced breathability and odor resistance. […]

Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary Celebration. Pope Francis Blessed 35,000 Bikers.

Last Sunday, 35,000 bikers who descended on Rome to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary were blessed by Pope Francis during the Mass on St. Peter’s Square. 800 lucky winners who were allowed to park their bikes on the road leading to St. Peter’s Square.

Tribute To Hagakure. 2nd Place 2013 World Championship Of Bike Building.

I have featured a couple of times “Tribute To Hagakure”, its fabrication by Laurent Dutruel, then the tentative Land Speed Record in Bonneville (000 A-PG class, less than 1000 cc) ending up with runs at the speed of 129.2 mph (208 km/h) on a bike without any suspension and no gearbox! 2 Years to built […]

Cafe Racer Style Seats For Your Harley Sportster

No other Harley model than the Sportster let you easily transform your bike into a modern Cafe Racer. One of the key parts to help you make the transition is the seat. So, Biltwell released a slim version of what the Ton Ups were using in the 60’s and 70’s. It will only fit stock […]

I rode With My Father

Because tomorrow is Father’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to run this video produced by Robert Pandya. Robert is in charge of Indian Motorcycle public relations and frequently comments in my website to answer your questions. He had a chance to ride with his Dad, Dr. Kirit K. Pandya (An Indian from India) […]

Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson Museum Moving From Daytona Beach Street To Ormond Beach Destination Daytona

The original Daytona Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson store at 290 North Beach Street that was turned into a museum after the passing of Bruce Rossmeyer in 2009 in a motorcycle accident is going to close its doors and be moved at the end of 2014 to Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach where it will occupy the second […]

Zipper’s Belt-To-Chain Conversion Kits For Performance Applications Or Old School Appeal

Converting a late model belt driven Harley-Davidson® to a chain drive is being made by a lot of bikers for a wide range of reasons, a few being interested in a different final drive ratio, adding driveline strength, getting more driveline clearance for a wider tire or looking for the “old school” look. With its […]

Harley-Davidson Presents Pope Francis Two Motorcycles And A Leather Jacket.

During this week 110th Anniversary celebration in Rome, Italy Pope Francis was presented 2 Harleys and a leather jacket. Great publicity for the Milwaukee manufacturer, but what the Pope is going to do with them? I guess auctioning them fto benefit a catholic charity. Maybe the Vatican will send me a press release. All week, Harley-Davidson […]

Number One Foot Pegs

Those looking for the hard core racer look may like these “industrial design” pegs made out of cast aluminum. Concession to modern times, they are chrome plated and probably somewhat slippery, but only tough bikers will apply to get a set. Hollow triple “1/s” on the face. Will install on most peg mounts. Made in […]

Clean Your Bagger With This New Ass Kicker Replacement Rear Fender

The Ass Kicker is a very clean replacement rear bagger fender featuring a perfectly smoothed out top and sides with stock side ridges completely eliminated. This is a true replacement fender and utilizes your stock mounting hardware.  The Ass Kicker mounts inside your struts exactly like your stock fender, so that you can use your […]

On Every Sunday. The Life Of A Factory Motocross Mechanic Is Not An Easy One.

The life of factory racing mechanics is not an easy one. On every Sunday, factory motocross race motorcycles (worth well over 100 K) are torn down, cleaned and rebuilt.  Watch Suzuki Factory mechanics Lee McCollum and Rene Zapata maintain James Stewart’s Suzuki RM-Z450.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Todd’s Cycle Closing California Shop. Opening Todd’s Cycles Hawaii. Don’t look anymore for Todd’s Cycles in Huntington Beach, California. Todd Silicato and family with custom bikes and tools are moving this month to even sunnier Kauai, Hawaii. Nothing has changed except a new zip code, a new logo, a currently updated website and Facebook page. […]

No Pedals Or Even A Saddle

I guess this feature is mainly for entertainment. I bet none of you is going to be convinced to buy this environmentally friendly, no saddle, no pedals ride by Flitz. It features a unique frame resembling the old style of hobby horse bikes dating back to the early 19th century and used at the time […]

New Fork-Mounted Wind Deflectors Reduce Turbulence To Rider

These new Fork-Mount Wind Deflectors (P/N 57400146 Touring, P/N 57400143 Softail®; $89.95) from Harley-Davidson® extend windshield coverage for superior protection in any weather. Shaped to direct the rush of air and turbulence around the rider, the scooper deflectors attach to the fork brackets for a clean, integrated look. The chrome finish complements polished or chrome […]

Soon A Stealth Motorcycle For US Special Forces

For their military operations US Special Operation Forces need a fast, near silent and easy to handle mean of transportation. For this purpose, Zero Motorcycles conceived an all electric off-road motorcycle currently being tested in real operation conditions. The 2013 MMX military motorcycle main features include:

Sturgis. First Ultimate Custom Bike Show Presented By J&P Cycles.

For the first time ever in Sturgis Biker Pros is producing a standalone Ultimate Builder competition during the Sturgis Rally next to the Harley-Davidson pavilion mid-week on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles matches some of the best custom bike builders in the country against one another as […]

Joke Of The Week

One day at the bakery… A Jew and an Arab meet into a bakery. The Arab steals 3 pastries and puts them in his pocket. He says to the Jew, “See how good I am?  The owner didn’t see anything!” The Jew says to the Arab, “I am going to show you there is nobody better than […]

Rick‘s New Rod Wheel. The First 30 Inch Front Wheel Made in Germany

Rick’s Motorcycles, the custom division of “House Of Custom” is probably the most well known non-US based wheel manufacturer. From Germany, the company exports its high-end wheels worldwide with many models adopted by top American custom builders. Although he knows that the very tall front wheel market is and will remain limited, Rick is launching […]

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