Archive for March, 2014

Joke Of The Week

No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the clear difference between these two words “COMPLETE” versus “FINISHED” 
In a recently held linguistic competition held in London and attended by supposedly the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner with a standing ovation. 
The final question was:  “How […]

Baby Cafe Racer.

Call it the baby Cafe Racer. A 250 cc OHC single stroke 4 stroke air cooled engine coupled to a 5-speed tranny to help you zoom through traffic. Short (1255 mm wheelbase for 1910 mm overall length), low and very light, featuring both electric and kick start, it may seduce those living in big cities […]

Lawsuits Against BMW And Corbin Seats Dismissed In A Case Of Permanent Erection…

On May 2, 2012 I published the story of a California biker named Henry Wolf suing BMW and seat maker Corbin-Pacific Inc. for “Non-Stop Erection.” (medically called “Priapism.) Wolf alleged that during 20 months he could not stop an erection following a 4-hour ride on a 1993 BMW K100Rs motorcycle equipped with an after-market Corbin […]

Paughco 3” Touring Slip On Mufflers

In addition to those offered by the mother factory, how many “awesome sounding”, “high-performance” mufflers are available for your touring bikes? Many, many. But since I featured others, I upload a few lines about this offering from Paughco. They will fit your 1995 and up touring machine, are 20” long with 2” ID mufflers with […]

Daytona Bike Week 25th Annual Boardwalk Classic Bike Show Winners

Following is a list of the trophy winners at the 25th Annual Boardwalk Classic Bike Show held on Friday, March 14 on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk during 2014’s Bike Week.  Best of Show.  Christian Rivard, Quebec, Canada;  2010 Artisanal Chopper, “Spartacus” Judge’s Trophy. Joe Palermo, Edgewater, FL;  1960 BMW R50 People’s Choice. First Place:  Denny Ritchie, Palmyra, […]

Harley-Davidson And Polaris Opposite Seasonal Revenue Surges

In the US, like in most countries, the revenue of motorcycle/ATV/snowmobile manufacturers is closely related with the riding season. As this chart demonstrates revenue of the 2 US manufacturers surge at different seasons. Harley-Davidson revenues shoot up in spring and summer. But because Polaris produces off-road vehicles and snowmobiles in addition to heavyweight motorcycles, the […]

Moon Eyes 33-36 Ford Taillight

An old rear Ford lamp is the inspiration behind this retro looking taillight from Moon. Particularity, the lens is in glass which is always better than any cheap plastic.The steel housing metal offers universal mounting through 2 back holes. Yes, you can install it on a license backing plate. Chrome plated. Bulb is of type […]

Harley-Davidson New Men’s Essex Functional Jacket. No Frills. Just Great Features.

The new men’s Essex Functional Jacket (P/N: 97402-14VM, starting at $175) from Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® bypasses the frills to deliver key riding features at a great value. With 600 denier polyester construction, the jacket features a mesh lining with padding on the shoulders and elbows. Underarm zipper vents offer custom control of airflow, while pockets at […]

Seen In Daytona. Vintage Indian Motorcycles.

During the 1st annual Indian Motorcycle Bike Show held last week during Daytona Bike Week, I had the opportunity to admire these antique motorcycles. On top, a rare unrestored 1915 Hendee Indian (During the 1910s Indian became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world.) Then below 2 Indian Scout racers from the 1920’s that raced […]

Dressing Up In Black

Drag Specialties® rocker boxes are a good fit for dressing up or replacing an old or damaged rocker box. Fits 92-99 Evolution Big Twin models. Made of die-cast aluminum and sold with gaskets. Quality construction with exact dimensions to ensure a perfect, leakproof fit. Available with a satin black powdercoat finish and sold individually (two […]

B-Rocket Concept Motorcycle Video Teaser

UK Shaw Harley-Davidson will unveil the “B-Rocket” at the 2014 Swiss Baselworld Show on Wednesday March 26, 2014. Waiting for the reveal, below is a video teaser.

Donnie Smith Bike Show. March 29-30, 2014.

More than 17,000 biking enthusiasts are expected at the 27th Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show, the premier custom bike show in the Midwest, at Saint Paul RiverCentre on Saturday – Sunday, March 29 – 30.

 Over 200,000 square feet will showcase more than 200 of the best custom choppers, retro bobbers and unique […]

A Visit To Bling Cycles. Birthing Wicked Mean Bikes. From Choppers To Bobbers To Baggers.

My first Daytona pit stop at the beginning of Bike Week was at Blings Cycles, 726 North Beach Street. Don’t look for a bold typo sign around this 6000 sq. ft warehouse. There is none, by choice… But those in the know will find the door leading to Bill Dodge very large and quite cool […]

At Daytona Bike Week Hawg Halters Introduced A Complete Big Wheel Touring Bike Front End Kit

Hawg Halters wants to help you build correctly a big wheel Bagger. During this week 2014 Daytona Bike Week, Hawg Halters introduced the latest component of their expanding Touring Bike Product Line. This new Complete Front End Program delivers a fully assembled bolt on package to HHI’s dealers and custom builders alike. This new assembly  […]

Indian Larry Motorcycles About The Metzeler ME888 Tire

Bob Seeger Jr, from Indian Larry did this testimonial for the ME888 Metzeler tire.

Harley-Davidson 4 Wheeler

Reader Stevie, from South Dakota, emailed me this picture of a crazy Harley 4-wheeler, asking if I knew anything about it. I don’t. Do you know?

Postcards From Daytona Bike Week. Crazy Baggers (Part 3)

Three Bagger only bike shows in 3 days, 4 bike shows in which they compete against each other in their own category. Tall wheels up to 32”. To match, brake brake rotors up to 18”. Lots of very fancy graphic or cartoonish paint jobs with a lot of space to tell you a long […]

British Customs New Low Profile Seat for Triumph Cruisers

British Customs is giving Triumph America and Speedmaster riders a new solo seat option with the addition of a distressed brown leather cover for their Low Profile Seat. Distressed brown leather joins three other available covers: black leatherette, black leather and black leather with flame embroidery. The Low Profile seat was designed to be smaller […]

Building A Bike With A Retro Vibe? Girder Style Front End.

This narrow glide Girder style front end will work well with any classic or new built Chopper or Bobber. It will fit most Harley Big Twins from 1949 to present with 1” neck bearings. Total length is 23” but you can custom order other lengths. Suspension is via a single 350 psi per inch rebound […]

Postcards From Daytona Bike Week (Part 2)

(photography Manfred Graf & Horst Roesler for Patumwan)

Daytona Premiere Of “Why We Ride”

Yesterday Thursday evening March 13,  Director Bryan Carroll and film producers received VIP’s of the industry for the Daytona Bike Week premiere of “Why We Ride” presented by the American Motorcyclist Association. This impressive documentary shows today’s motorcycling in a very positive and inspiring light. It’s a celebration of the motorcycling community, demonstrating the passion […]

Joke Of The Week

A couple drove their car to Wal-Mart only to have their car break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car in the lot. The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car. On closer inspection, she […]

Elite Brake Arms And Floorboards

Designed by Carl Brouhard, these Elite Brake Arms are now available for the 2014 Harley-Davidson FL models. They are of course more stylish than your factory ones and very sturdy. Made of 6061 Billet Aluminum and available in chrome or black anodize with offset cut. They also fit Harley 97-07 FLHT, 08-13 FLHT 14 FL […]

New Harley-Davidson Helmets With A Retro Vibe. The Black Label Collection.

The newest lids from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® Black Label Collection reprise classic 1960s and 1970s style with modern technology. Manufactured by Bell, both the men’s Black Label Black Diamond 3/4 Helmet (P/N: 97274-14VM, $175) and Black Label Slither 3/4 Helmet (P/N: 97273-14VM, $175) feature a fiberglass shell and a fixed, soft inner liner with anti-microbial […]

Judge Rules That Harley-Davidson Can Use “Screamin’ Eagle” Trademark On Clothing In Canada

Despite the ownership and use for 20 years of a “Screaming Eagle” trademark by a Canadian clothing store chain, the Federal Court of Canada ruled on March 11 that Harley-Davidson could continue to use its trademark for clothing in Canada, but exclusively at Harley-Davidson dealerships. “The ruling will be of considerable interest to owners of […]

Louis Casarez Promoted To President & CEO Of Custom Chrome®

Custom Chrome announced the promotion of Louis Casarez to President & Chief Executive Officer. Louis has spent the past 15 years as a dedicated employee here at Custom Chrome as well as our parent company DIC in Korea. Louis returned to Custom Chrome as Director of Operations after a 12 year deployment in Korea one year […]

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