Custom Chrome, as other large distributors , almost always include in his catalogs examples of bikes customized or built from the ground-up using their custom parts. Parts regrouped in kits with multiple options to satisfy many tastes and budgets. “Lucky Sucker”, also name of this bike, is one of them offering individuals the opportunity to get their Harley (shown is a Softail FXSTD) looking almost like a full blown built-from-the-ground-up bike. Continue reading ‘Lucky Sucker. A Bolt-On Softail Kit Bike From Custom Chrome.’
A group of bikers, apparently members of the Streetfighterz, do stunts on a public highway in California. A motorcycle cop, siren and flashing lights on, intervenes to make them stop. One of the motorcyclists gets close to the officer and tell him he should better leave. And guess what? The cop leaves, the bikers wave him goodbye and continue to pop wheelies at high speed… But we don’t know the end of the story. Did the cop went ahead asking for a police road block or a spike strip on the highway, or? Or did the cop, ego torn, simply give up any intervention?
They are extremely popular and in great demand for many types of bikes, Cruisers, Cafe Racers, Choppers, Bobbers, etc…Turned up or down they look extremely cool even if we all know that some rear visibility has to be sacrificed. These mirrors are offered in different styles and match the grips and pegs. From $98.00 to $108.00. Order online at Speed Dealer Customs.
Chrome Motor Motorcycle Bags. Waterproof, Heat And Abrasion Resistant As Demonstrated In Funny Video.Published by Cyril Huze October 23rd, 2014 in Accessories, Customs and Editorial.
From Chrome Motors, the maker of “Bombproof Gear” for living and riding, this series of bags made with their proprietary HD Ballistic™ Nylon that’s 3x more heat resistant and 4x more abrasion resistant than typical Ballistic Nylons. Plus, they are waterproof.
Windproof strap keepers and stabilizing straps keep the bags where they belong and minimize distracting noises at high speeds. For a carefree ride, specific tool pockets help you carry basic wrenches, tire gauges, spark plugs, and toll transponders. By the way, I learned that there is only one way to make a bag truly waterproof – by welding its seams. The complete series of bags is described and available at Chrome Motor. But first watch the weird/funny video they produced to promote it.
During sharp turns, many of them may create serious issues regarding the bike stability, the stress created to both the vehicle and your motorcycle front end.
The Fatz Tow Hitch Bracket, winner of several top innovation awards, enables your motorcycle to be held stable and upright during both the loading and trailing procedure, even tight corners and sharp bends. The Fatz Tow Hitch easily adjusts for different makes of motorcycles and can be used on different towing vehicles. A video demonstration.
Polaris 3rd Quarter Earnings Jump 26% On Strong Sales Gains Due In Part To Its Indian Motorcycle LinePublished by Cyril Huze October 22nd, 2014 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
Early this Wednesday morning, Polaris (NYSE:PII) roared ahead of third-quarter earnings estimates due in part to its reinvigorated Indian motorcycle line. Earnings per share minus items climbed 26% to $2.06 on an 18% rise in revenue to $1.3 billion.
Polaris has beaten quarterly earnings estimates for more than two years in a row. Wall Street expected EPS of $2.02 on revenue of $1.28 billion. Bread-and-butter off-road-vehicle sales climbed 17% to $823.2 million, prompting the Medina, Minn.-based company to raise its EPS outlook for the current year to $6.55-$6.65 from a previously raised estimate of $6.48-$6.58., an increase of 21 percent to 23 percent over full year 2013 earnings from continuing operations of $5.40 per diluted share. CEO Scott Wine said in a press statement that in Q3, “we garnered strong retail sales in all categories, even as we introduced more than 20 new off-road vehicles and motorcycles.” Continue reading ‘Polaris 3rd Quarter Earnings Jump 26% On Strong Sales Gains Due In Part To Its Indian Motorcycle Line’
You can enhance the natural body lines of the Chieftain’s outer fairing with the new Windshield Trim (P/N 5620) and Fairing Turn Signal Trim (P/N 5621) accents. The Windshield Trim adds cohesive styling to the top edge of the Chieftain fairing while creating a clean transition to the windshield. The Fairing Turn Signal Trim extends the classic design lines from the OEM chrome panel to the turn signals for a seamless flow. Both accents feature peel-and-stick installation and are reverse engineered from the Indian fairing to provide perfect fit and finish. Continue reading ‘Trim Accents To Dress Up Your Indian Chieftain Fairing’
Pink is more than a color. For many brands, including Harley-Davidson, it’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer. For Harley, its family of riders, dealers and enthusiasts, the pink label program is a way, through clothing sales, to help those women affected by breast cancer, making sure that nobody rides alone through life.
With the momentum of having raised more than $1.3 million since its inception in 2010, the Harley-Davidson Pink Label program has expanded its reach with a third beneficiary: the ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis), joining existing partners National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) and Young Survival Coalition (YSC). Each Pink Label program partner offers national reach and a distinct type of care: Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson Pink Label Program To Fight Against Breast Cancer’
With more bike shows, all new truck, jeep & classic car shows and, more free concerts on two stages. The Lone Star Rally is jam packed with entertainment for all ages, day and night, all weekend long.
Rally goers can also shop ’til they drop at hundreds of vendors offering everything from motorcycle accessories and state of the art after market parts to custom crafted jewelry and hand tooled leather throughout downtown Galveston and along the Seawall.
Plus, they can check out the coolest new rides on two wheels and four, with legendary bike builders from across the nation showcasing their best in custom paint and design and, the Houston Area Chevy Dealers displaying the hottest new rides on the market. Continue reading ‘Lone Star Rally. November 6-9, 2014.’
Veteran actor Michael Madsen, a pal of Dennis Hopper that he met while making the Quentin Tarantino-produced biker movie ‘Hell Ride, was so outraged when he read the LA Times story about the sale for 1.35 million (1.62 million with auction fees) of the reportedly authentic Captain America motorcycle used in the “Easy Rider” movie, that he called the newspaper to voice his concern. Madsen, who is an avid motorcycle rider, said to journalist Charles Fleming who reported on the auction of Captain America that Hopper told him many stories of the making of “Easy Rider.” Indeed, Madsen had told Hopper he was interested in acquiring the “Billy bike,” the motorcycle that Hopper was riding in the movie. From Romania where he is filming, he told the journalist: “I heard the voice of Dennis Hopper. From his grave he is telling you “That ain’t the Captain America’ bike.”. Madsen added “Everyone wants to believe that’s the bike. They’re willing to pay $1+ million to imagine that’s the bike. That’s kind of nostalgic and nice, but the truth is, it isn’t.”
Following on the heels of Roadsmith’s already popular Indian Chieftain trike, the Minneapolis company unveils the new Indian Roadmaster trike with the addition of its large trunk, passenger backrest, adjustable floorboards and heated seat, promising the larger storage capacity and passenger comfort necessary for serious two-up trike touring.
Known for their many original innovations in the trike industry, such as independent rear suspension and a longer wheelbase, Roadsmith designed a trike to capture and complement the spirit and elegance of the new Indian Roadmaster. Complete with integrated ABS for maximum stopping power, raked triple trees for ease of steering and electric reverse to ensure smooth, quiet operation when backing, the new Indian Roadmaster Trike promises to lead the way in long-distance touring safety and comfort on three wheels. Continue reading ‘First Indian Roadmaster Trike By Roadsmith’
New for the Harley FL platform, Progressive Suspension introduces the ULTRA LOW version of their 944 series Harley touring shocks. Designed to sit 2” lower than a stock HD Touring model (1” lower on a Street Glide), the brand new 944 ULTRA-LOW is the lowest version of Progressive Suspension’s 944 Series shocks.
Want your bike in the weeds or struggling to reach the ground? The 944 Ultra Low is the shock conceived for the job. The company claims that it is the best ride possible in a lowered shock.
By combining Frequency Sensing Technology damping and a dual spring, this 12.5” shock sits at 11” when on the bike, yet droops to full length when the terrain requires it, potholes and such.
Fits 1980 to 2015 Harley-Davidson FLH/FLT MODELS. Like most of Progressive’s shocks the 944 Ultra Low is available in standard or heavy spring rates and supported with a lifetime limited warranty. Contact your local dealer for more information. Progressive Suspension.
Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) this Tuesday morning October 21, 2014 reported net income of $150.1 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Milwaukee-based company said it had profit of 69 cents versus 73 cents a share, a year ago. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Harley-Davidson posted revenue of $1.13 billion (down 1.3%) in the period, missing the Street forecasts. Analysts expected $1.14 billion. Harley-Davidson shares have declined 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 3 percent. The stock has fallen 11 percent in the last 12 months. (Update today at noon. HOG stock is sharply up 6.46%)
Retail Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales:
Dealers worldwide sold 73,217 new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 70,517 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter.
This year, U.S. dealers sold 50,167 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the third quarter, up 3.4 percent compared to sales of 48,529 motorcycles in the year-ago period.
In international markets, dealers sold 23,050 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the third quarter compared to 21,988 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with sales up 12.8 percent in the Asia Pacific Region, 1.7 percent in the EMEA Region and 7.0 percent in the Latin America Region and down 5.8 percent in Canada. Continue reading ‘Harley-Davidson Third Quarter Earnings Beat Expectations But Revenue Misses Forecast.’
That you like or despise theme custom motorcycles, you must respect and admire the fabrication skills and dedication demonstrated by Belarus/Russia custom builder Yuri Shif. Like most his of his compatriots of East Europe, especially from Poland, Lithuania & yes Ukraine, Shif is into over-extreme bikes characterized by complicated steel and aluminum structures. Terminator, his new creation shown for the first time at the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building in Cologne, Germany is of course inspired the 1984 by the Terminator science fiction action movie and its 1991 sequel Terminator 2 – Judgment Day. Continue reading ‘Yuri Shif Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The World Premiere Of The Terminator Movie’
The Reportedly Authentic Easy Rider Movie “Captain America” Chopper Sold For $1.3 Million At AuctionPublished by Cyril Huze October 20th, 2014 in Builders, Customs, Editorial and Events.
Michael Eisenberg, owner of the reportedly only original and authentic Captain America chopper still existing from the Pop Culture Easy Rider movie was auctioned this last weekend in Calabasas for US $1.3 million.
The story of the “Captain America” bikes (at least 2 versions of the motorcycle have been used in the movie) is a long obscured one.
Catalog of the auction house “Profiles In History” mentioned that this Captain America was restored by Dan Haggerty, but Gordon Granger of Texas says he owns the authentic chopper and also has a certificate from the same Haggerty. Haggerty acknowledges that he authenticated and sold two “Captain America” bikes, but that only one is legitimate… Continue reading ‘The Reportedly Authentic Easy Rider Movie “Captain America” Chopper Sold For $1.3 Million At Auction’
You can now add adjustable comfort and custom style to your 2014 and later Harley Road King or Street Glide Models using these Color-Matched Vented Fairing Lowers (P/N 57100257 Painted $699.95; P/N 57100258 Unpainted $449.95.) They feature an adjustable venting system that controls the amount of air circulating across the engine.
On hot days, the vents can be opened to direct additional cooling air. On cold or rainy days, close the vents for maximum protection from the elements. The ratcheting friction lock pivot makes it easy to set the position. The complete kit includes left and right fairing lowers, convenient glove box and lid, and all necessary mounting hardware. Glove box doors are sold separately. Fairing Lower Kits are painted in a single color and do not feature pinstriping.
For even more versatility, add the Detachable Fairing Lower Hardware Kit (P/N 47200240, $129.95) that includes polished stainless steel clamps that secure the lowers to the engine guard so they can be quickly removed or installed without tools.
Before this fad dies (it’s already dying…), the type of ultra baggers flashing at you when you walk the different bike shows. Not at all my taste, but I am pretty certainthe builders and owners are very proud and happy.
Greg’s Custom Cycles introduces the Wicked Horn Cover as the newest addition to his tough, Deepsickness brand of custom accessories. Make a statement with this 3-pointed fiberglass design offering a quick, edgy update to your ride.
Greg’s Wicked Horn Cover fits all Harley’s® with a standard cowl bell horn cover. Hand-laid fiberglass construction, gel coated, primed and ready for finishing to your specs. No tools needed for installation.
For its second edition, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) – October 16 to 19 -has reached the landmark 500-exhibitor mark with a 50-percent larger floor space inside the Orlando Orange County Convention Center. The expansion is highlighted by the inclusion of eight original equipment manufacturers (OEM), each of who will provide global and North American debuts at the show. AIMExpo is now the largest show of its type in North America.
“It has been a memorable year since AIMExpo became a reality last October and it’s incredible to see how far the event has come as we head into the second show,” said Larry Little, Vice President and General Manager of the Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group. “We have made it a point to give the industry an effective and efficient platform to improve the business of motorcycling, something it never had before, and following the success of the inaugural event we have seen an outpouring of support from more exhibitors, dealers and manufacturers. As a result, we have a physically larger show with even more products to introduce to the North American marketplace.”
Road racing legend Kevin Schwantz (1993 500cc World Champion) and television personality Cristy Lee (event’s official spokesperson, best known for her co-hosting role on Velocity Network’s All Girls Garage” helped kick off the 2014 AIMExpo on Thursday morning. The show commenced on Thursday, October 16, at 10 a.m. ET with a pair of trade days before opening up to consumers on Saturday, October 18, at 9 a.m. ET.
The American International Motorcycle Expo’spurpose is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the motorcycle industry.
Details, details…Tighten up the appearance of your 39 mm narrow glide front end with these 2 sets of hardware. A set of Radius Fork Tube Caps ($74.95) and a set of Radius Stem Bolts ($39.95). Precision machined, steel with the square broach accepting any standard 3/8″ drive ratchet for easy install. Run the full set for optimum style. Made in Ohio. In Chrome or Black Electroplated Steel. Fits 91-05 FXDL, FXD, 87-94 FXR, and 87-14 XL Sportster (except 1200S, 00-05 FXDX, FXDXT) At Lowbrow Customs or call toll free 1-855-4LOWBROW.
Danish custom motorcycle builder Wrenchmonkees worked with Swedish bag brand Sandqvist to design and produce this functional motorcycle bag pack. Made of black heavy, very durable 18oz cotton canvas with details in black tooling leather. Roll top closure with adjustable shoulder straps that can be concealed in a pocket on the back. The bag has one inner pocket and a padded laptop pocket that fits a 15 inch laptop. The bag has an built in aluminum frame so that it can be attached to a motorcycle. Straps for attachment is included. Online at Wrenchmonkees.
John O’Reilly hoisted his beer and said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life between the legs of me wife !” That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night !
He went home and told his wife, Mary, “I won the prize for the Best toast of the night.” She said, “Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?” John said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife.” “Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!” Mary said.
The next day, Mary ran into one of John’s drinking buddies on the street Corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, “John won the prize the other night at The pub with a toast about you, Mary.” She said, “Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he’s only been in there twice in the last four years. “Once I had to pull him by the ears to make him come, and the other time he fell asleep”.
For the month of October, S&S Cycle is once again offering paranormal prices on monstrous Frankenstein engines, in honor of Halloween. They’re built with first quality, non-current components so you save a bundle! Just the thing for a budget performance upgrade or a custom build. Grab yours today! Quantities are limited – when they’re gone, they’re gone! One year parts only warranty.
V100 Polished (Only Three Available!) Displacement: 100″ Bore: 4″ Stroke: 4″ Camshaft: 585 Rocker Arms: Non roller Ignition: Super Stock Ignition Carburetor: Super E Carb Finish: Polished Part No: 310-0637 (retail $5585)
V100 Black (Only One Available!) Displacement: 100″ Bore: 4″ Stroke: 4″ Camshaft: 585 Rocker Arms: Non roller Ignition: Super Stock Ignition Carburetor: Super E Carb Finish: Black Part No: 310-0637 (retail $4,950)
V117 Black Diamond Cut Cylinders (Only Two Available!) Displacement: 117″ Bore: 4 1/8″ Stroke: 4 3/8″ Camshaft: 585 Rocker Arms: Non roller Ignition: None* Carburetor: Super G Carb Finish: Gloss black case, polished diamond cut cylinders, gloss black diamond cut heads Part No: 310-0312B (retail $5,460) Contact your S&S customer service representative at 866-244-2673 for more information.