Racing Inspired Adjustable Levers For V-Twins

1control2controlPerformance Motorcycle Racing (PSR), as evidenced by the company name, specializes since 2001 in products inspired by those that racers love and use.

These levers for Harleys – or any V-Twins using 1” bars – easily adjust lever to the individual more comfortable reach.CNC Machined from high quality aluminum. Available in Black, Chrome, or Contrast Black. Sold in pairs & individually. Single Lever: $119.95; Black Contrast: $129.95. ever Set: $229.95; Black Contrast: $249.95. Performance Motorcycle Racing.


Bonneville Vanishing? Not In Brian Darwas’ New Hot Rod Documentary.

threemilebisIt’s no secret that the salt levels at Bonneville are being rapidly depleted through mineral mining in the area. Brian Darwas wanted to show the hard work, dedication, and passion that goes into not only building a car for Speedwell, but the lengths the drivers go to to get their cars out to the salt flats each year. Maybe if more people could get a peek inside this world and see what it means to all those involved, more people would be inclined do what they can to help solve this natural wonder called the Bonneville Salts. Below thetTrailer to the film THREE MILE featuring Ken Schmidt and Keith Cornell of The Rolling Bones. You can buy the full DVD (Christmas gift anyone?) approx. 60 mins. with over 30 mins. of Special Features $25.00 by going to Atomic Hot Rods.

Spectro Oils

Custom Harley Street 750.

analog1analog2Rebuilt by Tony Prust, owner of Analog Motorcycles, this Harley Street 750 looks to me like the type of rugged scrambler that a hipster would love to ride in the city during the week and on country roads during the weekend. The tech sheet below and labor time will probably put the affordable H-D 750 starter model in the cost category of a top Sportster. Looks great, but it may be expensive to look so authentic for the difficult journey to the office or to the country house.

Progressive Suspension

Tank Speed Lines For Victory Baggers

victorybaggerVictory® baggers sport long gas tanks with smooth-flowing body lines, and the all-new Tank Speed Lines from Küryakyn® flaunt the curves to perfection. These distinct accents bring dimensional depth to the tank’s concave sides, enhancing the streamlined profile for a sleek “speed line” effect. Designed to coordinate with the factory chrome trim and the entire line of Küryakyn accents for Victory, this four-piece kit includes separate upper and lower accents (two per side) that easily apply with high-strength 3M® VHB™ adhesive. Continue reading ‘Tank Speed Lines For Victory Baggers’

2015-2016 Triumph Bonneville Reborn Tour Schedule

triumphbonneville* Denotes an off-site event. All other events will be held at a Triumph dealership.

Happy Thanksgiving


Motorcycle Parts Website

Indian Scout® Sixty Accessories

1bisScoutSixtyThe entire lineup of existing Indian® Scout® Accessories can be used on the Scout® Sixty along with new model-designed accessories that match the blacked-out frame, further complementing the riding experience. Each accessory produced is only sold after rigorous development and testing equivalent to that done on the production motorcycles. They come with a warranty when installed by a certified Indian Motorcycle® dealer. A few of them.

0accessoriesMachined Front Wheel. $299.99 US-$389.99 CAN. It features a stylish design, dynamic contrast between the machined and black powder coated surfaces, and outstanding performance. Pair it with the Machined Rear Wheel sold separately). Black Cast Aluminum with machined highlights. Dimensions: 16” x 3.5” wheel. Fitment: MY15-16 Indian® Scout®. Kit Includes: Wheel, inner tube, valve stem & installation instructions. Installation: Installs in place of stock front wheel. Warranty: Standard 2 years. Machined Rear Wheel (Not Shown) Dimensions: 16” x 5” wheel. Kit Includes: Wheel, inner tube, valve stem & installation instructions. Installation: Installs in place of stock rear wheel. Warranty: Standard 2 years

4accessoriesPerformance Shocks By FOX®. These Indian® Scout® Street Performance Shocks are tuned specifically for the Scout® to optimize the bike’s high-performance ride and handling. They have a gas-charged mono-tube with internal floating piston (IFP). They provide a rider wide-range rebound adjustability and the coil spring offers preload adjustability. They have advanced high-flow, deflective disk, velocity sensitive damping, and are fully rebuildable and revalveable. Fitment: MY 2015-2016 Indian Scout. Kit Includes: Two Street Performance Shocks, Spanner Wrench & Instructions. Installation: Shocks install in place of stock shocks using stock fasteners.

2accessories1920 Solo Saddle Seat. $369.99 US-$494.99 CAN. This 1920 Solo Saddle is a modern version of the classic original Scout seats of yesteryear. It is mounted on a strong forged aluminum base that provides the rider with a firm, stable, and comfortable perch. It is topped with comfortable foam and covered by Genuine Black Leather. Black. Kit Includes: Seat and mounting hardware. Installation: Easy bolt on base that secures the Solo seat. Battery fender cover. Hardware and instructions included. Warranty: Standard 2 Years.

7accessoriesBronze Style. You can enhance the bronze custom treatment of an Indian® Scout® with matching bronze accessories. The powder coated bronze finish will give your bike subtle yet stylish accents. You can buy the full Bronze kit $424.99 $579.99 (save 15% US / 13% CAN) or individually. 2881328-156 Head Light Bucket $89.99 $119.99. 2880910-156 Clutch & Brake Levers $149.99 $194.99. 2881186-156 Rear Fender Washers $39.99 $55.99. 2881185-156 Primary Engine Badge $69.99 $94.99 2881184-156 Exhaust End Caps $99.99 $129.99. 2881188-156 Clutch Arm Cover $69.99 $94.99 2881187 Rear Seat Fender Bolt Chrome Style Kit. Chrome accessories. Chrome Style Kit $499.99 $672.99 CAN. Purchase as a kit & save 11% US / 10% CAN. Continue reading ‘Indian Scout® Sixty Accessories’

New Grips Collection By Precision Billet

1gripsPrecision Billet rolls out a new line of custom grips. They leave room for customization by allowing the customer to choose the end cap inlay. The initial launch includes the Darkside, Bad Axe and Exotic with 48 more edition to follow in late Spring. Each of the bagger grips will be wrapped in a top-quality black leather and offset white stitching or stepped up to the super stealthy Knurled ring and carbon finish. The Knurled ring and carbon option wraps are made up of 21 individual pieces per set and were designed for Paul Tracy’s award winning bike. Continue reading ‘New Grips Collection By Precision Billet’

Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Custom Motorcycle Build and Scholarship Program Registration Open To Black Hills Students

bcBlack Hills area high school students are invited to apply for a position in the prestigious Buffalo Chip Challenge 2016 custom motorcycle build program with a chance at $8,500 in scholarships. Students accepted will learn valuable mechanical skills and customization techniques through hands-on instruction from industry professionals at Dakota V-Twin and Baggster, both in Spearfish.

2015-Buffalo-Chip-ChallengeThe class will meet two to three days per week December through April during after-school hours and on weekends. A variety of criteria including level of participation, interest and improved abilities over the course of the program will determine the three scholarships to be awarded in May by Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff.

There is no fee for students to join the program, but space is limited. Interested students should visit Legends Ride Scholarship to register before the Dec. 11, 2015 deadline. For more information on the program contact Brad Schneck at 605-347-9000. Continue reading ‘Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Custom Motorcycle Build and Scholarship Program Registration Open To Black Hills Students’

In My Mailbox


No week passing by without getting some strange, weird or xxxx emails. Below an example.


“ Hi I am David originally from Seattle, retired and living in my wife’s home town, Chiang Mai, Thailand. I need some expertise in how to do something for my Motorcycle.

First let me explain Harley’s or anything of the same size and stature are very hard to get here or Import, as there is an Import tax of 300% plus Excise taxes etc. that blow the price of owning a new bike here clear out of perspective.

So most of us here chose to build or modify what we already own. In my case it wore down to a 1996 Suzuki Crystal. The frame was damaged (beyond any repair) but the Engine was in super shape, less than 15,000 KM. But it was electric start! And I could have the oportunity to get some rare parts from Suzuki Thailand and Japan.

Originally the bike was 110cc (RC110E) This is a 2 cycle engine. Suzuki was very much interested in what I was doing and located packed away in their R&D storage a Cylinder, Piston/rings and High Compression head, this included HD Head bolts and studs, new jets to feed correct fuel/air mix. Engine is now 138cc! Or what they say 140cc. It needs 95-100+ Octane to run cool. In Thailand to register we have what is called a Green Book, this book is a log of Owner info, Motorcycle info which includes Frame serial number and Engine serial number and yearly tax paid and license fee.

Since the original frame was beyond any successful and safe rebuild it was de-marked and cut up for scrap. The new frame was stamped with correct serial number and engine was installed in it. Wheelbase is now 67 inches and seat height is 25 inches. I replaced front and rear drum brakes with disc. Originally I had built it as a hardtail… Continue reading ‘In My Mailbox’

The Brake Master Cylinder Bleeding Solution By JIMS®

JimsBleederBleeding the brakes from air. Easy or a pain… JIMS® Master Cylinder Bleeding Solution is designed to allow the technician to draw a vacuum on the hydraulic system.

This is accomplished by using specially designed lids with an air fitting which, when connected to a vacuum bleeder, pulls air out of the hydraulic system.

The lids are intentionally made clear to enable the technician to see bubbles bleeding from the brake fluid.  When the bubbles cease, the hydraulic system is bled.

JIMS® offers 5 different lids that fit many Harley-Davidson models.  No. 5503 is the master kit which contains all 5 bleeder lids in a storage case. It has a MSRP of $235.00. Individual kits are available for those who want a specific bleeder lid.  Individual kits have a MSRP of $49.00.  JIMS® brake bleeding lids are designed to be used with an air powered vacuum bleeder (sold separately). For more info, contact or visit Jims USA or call (805) 482-6913.

Super Hooligans Flat Track Race In Las Vegas. Results.

hooligansbisSuperprestigioBecause most of you has shown interest in these Super Hooligans Flat Track Race last Saturday November 21 in Las Vegas in which for the 1st time 5 slightly modified Indian Scouts were on the starting line, below are the results.

Polaris Chairman & CEO Scott Wine Receives IAVA Award For Ongoing Support Of Newest Generation Of Military Veterans

Scott-WineIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) presented Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine, a U.S. Navy veteran, with the 2015 IAVA Civilian Leadership Award in recognition of Victory Motorcycles’ contributions as a strategic partner to IAVA. Wine, a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, received the award at the ninth annual IAVA Heroes Gala held Nov. 12 in New York City.

Victory Motorcycles, a division of Polaris, is in its second year as a strategic partner to IAVA, and has provided financial contributions and helped raise awareness for IAVA by providing the organization with exhibit space at major motorcycle events such as Daytona Bike Week, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and motorcycle shows from coast to coast. IAVA honored Wine for Victory’s significant support, and for his role in the expansion of Polaris Defense, a division that provides products including deployable advanced ground off-road vehicles used worldwide by U.S. military personnel. IAVA also honored U.S. Army veteran Daniel Rodriquez at the Heroes Gala, presenting him with the 2015 IAVA Veteran Leadership Award. Stephen Colbert, host of “The Late Show” and a past recipient of the IAVA Civilian Leadership Award, attended and spoke at the 2015 gala. Continue reading ‘Polaris Chairman & CEO Scott Wine Receives IAVA Award For Ongoing Support Of Newest Generation Of Military Veterans’

Sturgis. Judge’s Ruling Clears The Road for Fort Meade Way Construction

sturgiscampgroundYesterday, Circuit Judge Jerome Eckrich denied an application for a Writ of Mandamus filed by a group opposing completion of Fort Meade Way. The Meade County road project offers an alternative route between I-90 Exit 37 and Highways 34 and 79, connecting Fort Meade Veterans Hospital, Bear Butte, and the rally campgrounds and concert venues east of Sturgis to I-90. The judge’s ruling kills the Meade County Taxpayers for Responsible Government’s efforts to force the County Commission to pass an ordinance outlawing the project, and it allows the Commission to award a construction bid.

Judge Eckrich explained the denial stating the proposed ordinance would have allowed “the use of a person’s property to be held hostage by the will and whims of neighboring landowners without adherence or application of any standards or guidelines (and) is repugnant to the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.” Continue reading ‘Sturgis. Judge’s Ruling Clears The Road for Fort Meade Way Construction’

Old Speedway Racer Inspired Triumph

Vic Jefford and wife Lin are well known throughout the European custom building world. After 15 years of wrenching one-off bikes, of crisscrossing the old continent to show them and collecting shelves of gold trophies, their most recent creation featured here may be the one giving their UK Destiny Cycles shop an international notoriety. Most professional custom builders get started in the business with very little money. Often getting started with just the budget to buy an old neglected bike or an engine basket case and maybe a few donated parts and it may be better this way to test your love for motorcycles, your artistic and mechanical skills and of course your will to make a living from them whatever the financial difficulties.

6destiny5destiny7destiny8destinyBack in 2000, the Jefford’s went in business with not much more than an old Triumph that they stripped down, modified, re-assembled and to which they fitted cheap wheels. They went to their first bike show and to their surprise got back home with a trophy. And it happened again and again in all bike shows they attended during one year. A bike pedigree that made it an easy sell to finance their next project. Continue reading ‘Old Speedway Racer Inspired Triumph’

Ken’s Factory Neo-Fusion One-Piece Riser Clamp and Matching Dog Bone Risers

1ken2ken3kenAs a prototype, this setup was adorning Ken Nagai’s most recent winning custom bikes. And now the Neo-Fusion style One-Piece Riser Clamp and Billet Dog Bone Risers s available for purchase. Old, tried and true meets new and improved.

The Neo-Fusion One-Piece Riser Clamp for stock H-D ‘Glide model applications with 1” bars. Featuring • Hinged, 1-piece billet aluminum design. • Inspired by Hydroglide styling with a modern approach to style and strength • Embellished with brass Ken’s Factory emblem • Polished aluminum or black.
The matching Billet Dog Bone Risers are available separately or bundled with the clamps. Features include • 5” height • In polished aluminum por black

These products are in stock and can be ordered online at at Ken’s Factory USA

Flashback. 1971 Harley FX.

1971HarleyFX1971. The first year of the Harley FX Series. FX meant. “Factory Experimental” Harley-Davidson styling director Willie G. Davidson designed it as the first factory custom motorcycle..” Because of the weird Bobtail section ) borrowed from the Sportster , the experimentation got a cold reception from the press and from Harley fans. This model was a mix of XLH Sportster (telescopic forks, Bobtail fender) and of FLH electra Glide components. (frame, rear suspension, drivetrain, engine accessories) Many buyers were removing the rear section and Harley sales improved when it did the same. (photo @ Doug Mitchel)

Frame Filler Grill and Firewall Plate For Your Touring Harley

1covingtons2covingtonsTo complete the look of your Bagger or FLH Harley-Davidson model 94-to present, Covingtons Customs manufactures a Front Frame Filler Grill and Firewall Plates to fill the the unsightly gap under the seat. The front grill is sold in chrome. The plates are sold in several design: finned, diamond or dimpled designs, in chrome or black finish. Made out of aluminum in the USA. At Covingtons Customs 580-256-2939

Riding On The Most Dangerous Road

In Nepal, an Annapurna 2-way road between Besisahar and Manang with the reputation to be the most dangerous in the world. People with vertigo issues should not think about trying to ride it.

Reveal Of The RSD-Built Indian Scout Sixty Super Hooligan Racers

Yesterday evening November 19 at 7.30 p.m. at the Port Of Los Angeles, in the presence of top Indian executives, of members of the press and of select VIP’s, 5 Roland Sands Design (RSD) built custom Indian Scout Sixty Hooligan bikes were revealed. It was followed by a live demonstration of the 5 Scout Sixty racing, tires howling, barreling bat-to-bar, pitching sideways into corners….Hooligan racing is a throwback to post-war era where riders took virtually any available motorcycle to race in the spirit of seeking adrenaline and camaraderie.

ScoutHooligan000The 5 Hooligan Scout Sixty will race indoors on a short track at the Las Vegas Orleans Hotel & Casino on the evening of Saturday November 21 and are presented in partnership with Roland Sands Design (RSD) and AMA Pro Flat Track in conjunction with the “Superprestigio of the Americas” race. The world-class team of Indian Scout racers includes tRoland Sands himself, Red Bull/KTM stunt rider Aaron Colton, plus some surprise guest riders. Fans will be able to enjoy live streaming of the event on Fans Choice TV.

Hooligan racing is traced back to the 1930s, at a time when legendary Indian Motorcycle dealer Clarence “Pappy” Hoel began organizing regional hill climb events and flat track motorcycle races in and around Sturgis, South Dakota. Hoel was a founding member of the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club and he and the Gypsies are credited with starting the now world famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 1938. Continue reading ‘Reveal Of The RSD-Built Indian Scout Sixty Super Hooligan Racers’

Fast Motorcycle Industry News


Harley Davidson CEO Wants Net-Zero Greenhouse Emissions By 2050. Many influential CEO’s have already committed to a global goal of net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 and urged other business leaders to match this ambition by committing to bold long-term targets. Harley-Davidson joined the group of the world’s biggest car and motorcycle makers who promised to make bold moves to support decarbonization. They know that the fossil fuel industries’ days are numbered and that the same way guzzling motorcycles have defined a post WWII generation, the freedom from oil, clean energy and zero emission may define the next one. Jochen Seitz, who is on the Harley-Davidson Board of Directors, signed the commitment letter.

ConvExx and Hollister Rally Part Ways for Future Rallies. ConvExx, the producers of the 2015 Hollister Freedom Rally announced that they will not return to produce the rally in 2016. Rally Chairman Chuck Schwartz stated, “We are certainly disappointed that we will not be able to help with the rally in the future.  We went into this relationship with the hopes of building upon the great tradition of the Hollister motorcycle rally for the long term.  We believe the rally has great potential for the future; however we could not come to an understanding with all the interested parties associated with the rally for the future.” The 2015 rally was stated as having an estimated attendance of over 40,000.

Kuryakyn Holdings Filed A Lawsuit Against Ciro LLC For Copyright Infringement. On November 2, 2015, via its Counsel Paul T. Olszowka from Todd G. Vare of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Kuryakyn Holdings, Inc. filed in Wisconsin Western District Court a complaint against Ciro LLC and Christopher Lindloff, Ken Madden, Darron May and Thomas Rudd for copyright infringement. All 4 individuals are former Kuryakyn employees. In the filing, Kuryakyn is attaching their employment agreements and Thomas Rudd resignation letter. The complaint is for damages and injunctive relief. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

Tri-Line Speaker Grills For 2015-Up Harley Road Glide

1kuryakyngrill2kuryakyngrill3kuryakyngrillKüryakyn® continues to roll out new products for the redesigned Harley-Davidson® Road Glides. In addition to the trim accents lineup for the inner and outer faiting the company offers these Tri-Line Speaker Grills. The factory honeycomb shaped grills are somewhat boring. Refresh your inner fairing by simply popping out the old and snapping in these new ones. Continue reading ‘Tri-Line Speaker Grills For 2015-Up Harley Road Glide’

Erik Buell Racing Manufacturing Assets Going Back For Auction On December 10, 2015.

ebrThe Erik buell saga continues. After being dropped in 2009 after 10 years spent with Harley-Davidson , Buell Motorcycles founder Erik Buell started his own independent company Erik Buell Racing (EBR)

The new company abruptly shut down in April 2015 with reportedly 20.8 million in assets and 20.4 million in payable bills and other liabilities and entered receivership (the equivalent of bankruptcy) seeking court protection from creditors. Continue reading ‘Erik Buell Racing Manufacturing Assets Going Back For Auction On December 10, 2015.’

New Pirelli Night Dragon GT Tire For Cruiser And Touring Motorcycles. 20% More Mileage.

1NightDragon2NightDragonPirelli has launched NIGHT DRAGON GT into the US market, a new tire for cruiser/touring/ motorcycles, offering the same performance of the NIGHT DRAGON, but with 20% more mileage. Using an advanced “Full Carbon Black” compound and new carcass materials, the NIGHT DRAGON GT provides an even longer lasting ride.

The new NIGHT DRAGON GT extends the legacy of the NIGHT DRAGON, a premium tire line Pirelli introduced in 2008 for cruiser, touring, and custom motorcycle users looking for quality mileage, style and performance – at a very competitive price. Pirelli engineers revamped the tire structures and compound, while preserving the same profiles and tread pattern to maintain handling and water evacuation.

Compound. The new compound of NIGHT DRAGON GT features a ‘Full Carbon Black’ formulation that combines different types of thermo reactive polymers to combine high mileage and grip. From a chemical point of view, this is a challenging task given the different characteristics of these polymers, which is akin to combining oil with water! Thanks to Pirelli’s unique patented mixing process, combining special resins and plastifying agents, Pirelli’s engineers achieved a compound breakthrough. Continue reading ‘New Pirelli Night Dragon GT Tire For Cruiser And Touring Motorcycles. 20% More Mileage.’

Victory Motorcycles Reveals New Production Engine Based On Project 156. Will Power Upcoming 1200cc New Victory.

1-2Erbacher-Concept1-3Erbacher-Concept1Erbacher-Concept0Erbacher-ConceptIn Milan, at the EICMA international trade and consumer motorcycle show, Victory Motorcycles today revealed the production version of the engine that powered Project 156 up Pikes Peak this summer, and will power an upcoming 1200cc class motorcycle. The liquid-cooled four-valve engine has a 60-degree vee angle, utilizing double overhead cams that promise to make class-leading power. Additional details of the engine will be probably be revealed in December.

0bisErbacher-Concept2Erbacher-Concept3Erbacher-ConceptThe engine was designed to deliver the strongest power and performance in its class, and was shown off in a concept motorcycle built by European builder Urs Erbacher. Erbacher is well-known in the European custom motorcycle scene taking several top awards and gaining international attention.

4Erbacher-Concept5Erbacher-ConceptErbacher’s concept – dubbed the “Victory Ignition Concept” was custom built around the first preproduction engine off of the line in Osceola Wisconsin. The concept features an aggressive stance and frames the engine with a cast aluminum chassis, performance suspension and brakes with an aggressive Project 156-inspired paint scheme. Continue reading ‘Victory Motorcycles Reveals New Production Engine Based On Project 156. Will Power Upcoming 1200cc New Victory.’

Indian Motorcycle Unveils The Smaller Displacement Scout Sixty. The Most Powerful Motorcycle In Its Class. Only $8,999.00.

01Scout-Sixty02Scout-Sixty03Scout-SixtyThere is no doubt that all over the world there is a rich appetite for dynamic, smaller displacement bikes. The Scout Sixty joins the Indian Scout family with sixty cubic inches of displacement, the most powerful in its class with a peak 78 hp and 65 ft/lbs of torque in North America and offered at the very attractive price of US $8,999. European models come with 78 hp and 89 Nm of torque and includes Anti-Lock Brakes. Starting MSRP in Europe is €11,590.

04Scout-Sixty05Scout-SixtyThe Scout Sixty is stylishly blacked out aluminum frame and swingarm, as well as a black seat and gloss black cast wheels. Featuring a linear powerband that works for many skill levels the Scout® Sixty’s smaller displacement and 5-speed transmission make for easy access to its power in the city or cruising the highway. The newest Scout® Sixty model carries over the highly complimented chassis, suspension and braking components from the Scout Series.

06Scout-Sixty07Scout-SixtyAs Indian Motorcycle® continues to grow, the addition of this Sixty model to the Scout® family gives even more riders a chance to throw a leg over a premium brand with a legendary past. Since its launch during the 2014 Sturgis on the Wall of Death, The Scout has been a show-stopper with consumers and press alike, being named Cruiser of the Year and winning multiple bike shootouts. As you see it each week in my website the industry of pro custom builders, of dealers and of aftermarket part vendors have fully embraced the Scout® platform. One of the reasons is that the Scout® models are designed for easy customization, offering individuals and professionals unlimited possibilities for personalization. Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Unveils The Smaller Displacement Scout Sixty. The Most Powerful Motorcycle In Its Class. Only $8,999.00.’




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