Heavy-Duty Wheel Chock With No Roll Back

wheelshock0Lots of things may happen to your bike when you trail in an enclosed or open trailer or truck bed. And not only with your tie downs. Also with your wheel chock. For example with accidental roll back.

This heavy duty chock features adjustable self-locking chock works on tires up to 6-1/2”. wide and a four-position locking pin preventing accidental roll backs

Heavy-duty steel construction for years of service. Hardware included. $59.95. At BikeMaster

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Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke-19The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some History.  Who said  ‘Give me Liberty, or give me Death’?” She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Akio, a bright foreign exchange student from  Japan, who had his hand up: “Patrick Henry, 1775,”  he said. “Very good!

Who said:  ‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth’?” Again, no response except from Little Akio: “Abraham Lincoln, 1863.”  “Excellent!” said the teacher continuing. “Let’s try one a bit more difficult.

Who said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country?” Once again, Akio’s was the only hand in the air and he said: “John F. Kennedy, 1961.”  The teacher snapped at the class, “Class, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Little Akio isn’t from this country and he knows more about our history than you do.” Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’

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New AXEO High Performance Suspension For Harley Dyna Models

1legend_axeo_dyna_fullkit_product2legend_axeo_dyna_fullkit_productLegend Suspensions is introducing AXEO high performance front-end suspensions for 2006 to 2016 Harley-Davidson Dyna FXD models, except FXDWG and FXDF models. They are available in standard 49mm models.

The AXEO is claimed to provide an overall improved ride quality with a smoother and more controlled ride. AXEO eliminates front-end dive during aggressive braking and provides a firm feel for high-speed sweeping turns with no wallowing or wobble. The AXEO upgrade also eliminates bottoming out over bump or pot holes, improves floorboard and peg clearance during hard cornering, reduces tire cupping and enhances low-speed handling. Continue reading ‘New AXEO High Performance Suspension For Harley Dyna Models’

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Red Wing Shoes® Collection Of Boots For Indian Motorcycle

redwings1Indian Motorcycle®,announced the general availability of the “Red Wing Shoes® Collection” for Indian Motorcycle®. This line of fine, handcrafted American motorcycle boots combines the finest leathers and quality materials with Red Wing Shoes® legendary reputation for uncompromising craftsmanship. The two legendary Minnesota-based manufacturers partnered to design and produce the line of three unique boot styles for men and women to celebrate the rich heritage of both brands and to build upon their mutual legacy of American-manufactured excellence dating back more than a century.

redwings2Worthington (Men’s Black Pull-On Boots) 
Named after the street in Springfield, Mass., where Indian Motorcycle® began full-scale production in 1902, this boot is based on Red Wing Shoes’ classic Engineer style and has been modified for Indian Motorcycle riders. This 11-inch pull-on boot features plain toe styling, a Vibram® 430 sole for higher grip and abrasion resistance, and an instep strap for precise fitting. The premium Red Wing Shoes® Black Harness leather, original Indian Motorcycle® buckles, embossed logo and all black stitching deliver the ultimate in classic motorcycle styling. These boots feature Goodyear® welt construction and puritan chain stitching. Continue reading ‘Red Wing Shoes® Collection Of Boots For Indian Motorcycle’

V-Twin Motorcycle Dealer Only Auction At the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) With Participation Of Harley-Davidson Financial Services

motorcycleauctionNational Powersport Auctions (NPA) announced that Harley-Davidson Financial Services has agreed to participate in the V-Twin Motorcycle Auction at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo). This dealer-only auction will be conducted live on the tradeshow floor in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, October 13th at 3:30 pm EST. More than 100 motorcycles will go under the gavel at AIMExpo. The auction will be broadcast live from the showroom floor in Orlando and is open to dealers in attendance at the tradeshow and online via NPA Simulcast. In addition to bringing the live auction experience to dealers, NPA will also provide transportation assistance and incentives to help move bikes back to their dealerships.

Vehicles will be available to preview online starting September 30, 2016. Dealers can register and preview prior to the show by contacting NPA Dealer Registration at 888-292-5339 Ext. 7. Dealers at AIMExpo have the ability to register at the show and preview all the bikes in-person. For additional details and information about the V-Twin Motorcycle Auction at AIMExpo, contact Tony Altieri at 858-395-1836 or by e-mail.

AIMExpo is the U.S. powersports industry’s largest trade show and HDFS has been one of our strongest partners, working with us for nearly two decades.” says Jim Woodruff, NPA’s Chief Operating Officer. “This is a perfect pairing. We believe AIMExpo is the ideal venue to host a high profile event leveraging our dynamic auction experience with HDFS. A win for dealers, too!” Continue reading ‘V-Twin Motorcycle Dealer Only Auction At the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) With Participation Of Harley-Davidson Financial Services’

New Tour Pack And Rack Mount For Indian Motorcycles

tourpacktourpackbisDirty Bird Concepts is launching a new Stampede Series Tour Pack and Rack Mount designed to fit your Chieftain, Dark Horse, Classic, Roadmaster, Springfield and Vintage Indian Motorcycle.

John Shope’s recent mounting rack allows you to install a tour pack to any Indian model motorcycle (excluding the Scout). Each tour pack comes assembled with your choice of slim or tall and features a gas shock for easy packing and organizing. All hardware is included and comes equipped with a lock and key.

The Dirty Bird tour pack is made from injection molded polymer, not fiberglass and is guaranteed not to crack. Simply disassemble the tour pack, mock up to your bike, take it for paint, then re-assemble. Back rest pan and mounting rack are sold separately and can be added when you order online at time of checkout At Dirty Bird Concepts or call 623-465-5263

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The Lone Star Rally Celebrates 15 Years. November 3-6, 2016.

1lonestarrallyMore than 400,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to head to Galveston Island Nov. 3-6th for the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Lone Star Rally. Since it’s inception in 2001, the Lone Star Rally has grown from a well attended, regional-draw bike event to one of the nation’s biggest and most exciting motorcycle rallies. Hundreds of thousands of riders will cross the causeway to Galveston Island for four days of non-stop entertainment. This year’s rally will feature concerts day and night on two sound stages; a variety of juried bike & car shows; a bike rodeo games event; 100’s of vendors selling all things motorcycle culture; and, new this year. motorcycle beach races presented by Harley-Davidson.

2lonestarrallyA large part of what makes the Lone Star Rally so unique is its setting. Rally goers take in some of the most spectacular waterfront riding available along the Gulf, coupled with the picturesque architecture and bike-only accessibility of Historic Downtown Galveston. The Lone Star Rally manufacturer displays, vendor shopping areas and entire music schedule are free to the public. Locals are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event’s happenings and help celebrate 15 years of ROAR.
The rally kicks into gear early on Thursday, November 3rd, with a jam packed day of activities planned beginning with the Run Down the Shore ride presented by CycleSource Magazine (Registration noon-1 pm at Beach Central Park.) After, riders will get a free ride patch and a chance to explore Sea Wolfe Park’s naval attractions.

Across town at Pier 21, Magic Kustomz, Sickies Garage, Robust Energy Drink and Renegade Magazine will host a Two Day Cruisin Classic Car Show Thursday and Friday. And, plan to check out some of the hottest pre-’72 rides on Saturday when the team hosts a Drive-In Car Show and Pin Up Contest also at Pier 21. More cool cars will close out Sunday’s rally activities with a Rat & Hot Rod Cruisin car show/parade on The Strand. Continue reading ‘The Lone Star Rally Celebrates 15 Years. November 3-6, 2016.’

Two Young Racers Killed During Last Weekend AMA Pro Flat Race At Sonoma County Fairgrounds

amaracersThe motorcycle-racing world is mourning the loss of two promising young stars. Both died separate races this past weekend during the Santa Rosa Mile at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Twenty-year-old Charlotte Kainz died Sunday from injuries shortly after colliding with another racer who has only minor injuries. Kainz was a rising star who had just won her first event earlier this year. 17-year old Kyle McGrane of Pennsylvania died Monday from injuries suffered during his crash on Sunday.

AMA Pro Flat Track has set up a memorial fund for and Kainz and McGrane.

S&S Cycle Complete Cam Chest Kits

cam-chestThe S&S Complete Cam Chest Kits combine all of the best components into one perfectly matched package. Kits include Cams, Outer Drive Gears (or chain tensioners) Cam Plate, Tappets, Oil Pump, Quickee Pushrod Kit and all bearings and gaskets needed for installation.

Each part is designed to work with everything around it and create optimum power and reliability for 1999-’16 and even many 2017 Harley-Davidson® big twins (except touring).

Multiple cam grinds as well as chain or gear drive options means S&S built a kit suited for the performance demands of your motorcyle and you’ll know all the components are designed to work together.  For more information see your local dealer or go to S&S Cycle Complete Cam Chest Kits

Custom Builder Bryan Fuller. Ride With Him To The Barber Vintage Festival In Birmingham.

In downtown Atlanta, GA top custom builder Bryan Fuller applies his fabrication skills to everything automotive. This short film about his long time collaboration with Metzeler is a good intro to his work for those who could not know him very well.

By the way, Fuller Moto who will be hosting a motorcycle ride for motorcyclists interested in making the trek to the world-famous Barber Vintage Festival. The journey will begin on Thursday, October 6th in Atlanta, welcoming men and women of all ages and cruising along the beautifully landscaped back roads on route 78 before reaching the destination in Leeds, Alabama. At the conclusion of the trip, rider’s are encouraged to hangout for the Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, which features three days of non-stop action on October 7-9th.

The ride will begin with all participants meeting at Fuller Moto in downtown Atlanta and upon arrival, Batdorf and Bronson Coffee will be served, along with various snacks. While enjoying coffee and breakfast snacks, everyone will have the opportunity to check out the shop and all of its fascinating toys, including mastermind creations by legendary builder Brian Fuller. At 9:30 am sharp, the caravan of motorcyclists will begin their journey.

A sponsored lunch, free of charge, will be provided when the group stops at one of the attractive, old-fashioned towns that are crossed during the ride. There will be a truck and trailer following along for the entire ride incase any of the participants run into any unforeseen problems or mechanical issues along the route.

Chrome Turn Signal Extension Switch Caps To Make Signaling Simple

Turn-Signal-Extension-CapsThese brilliant chrome extended caps (P/N 71500412, $24.95) from Harley-Davidson® replace the stock turn signal switch caps without re-wiring and feature a contoured thumb extension that places the left and right hand turn signal control switches in a comfortable position.

Riders can easily reach and activate turn signal switches without repositioning or removing their hands from the grips. The extension caps fit 2016-later Harley-Davidson Electra Glide®, Street Glide®, Ultra Limited, Road Glide® and Tri Glide® models, but do not fit CVO™ motorcycles. Available at more than 750 authorized Harley retail locations in the United States and online.

Only One Thing Between You And The Road. The Lightweight Wedge II Fairing For Mid-Sized Motorcycles.

wedge1Riders who purchased The Wedge Fairing from Blackmore Manufacturing found it to be a great addition to a mid-sized motorcycle. The frame-mounted design provides a stable ride, excellent wind protection, and storage – all in a compact package designed for a smaller motorcycle.

wedge2wedge3Looking for ways to improve their product, the builders and designers of The Wedge found only one. Rather than fiberglass, the Wedge II fairing is injection molded from TPO, an advanced version of ABS. The new material and manufacturing process allowed the designers to improve their product in significant ways. The list of bikes a Wedge II Fairing will fit include Harley and Indian models. Harley Sportster, Dyna, FXR, V-Rod and Indian Scout with more to come.

The Wedge II provides the same stability and wind protection as the original, yet it weighs less, offers increased storage, easy installation of radio and speakers, and a finished surface that requires very little prep before painting. The Wedge II offers four windshield options from 7 to 18 inches and headlight rings and turn signals that come in standard black or optional chrome. The Wedge II is without question the best frame-mounted fairing on the market today; and available from your dealer, or online at Wedge Fairings.

Three World Class Flat Track Racers Chosen For The 2017 Indian Wrecking Crew. First Factory Racing Effort Since 1953.

1indianjpgThree top racers will pilot the all-new Indian Scout FTR750 race bike in historic return to racing with one goal — winning. Named after the famed Wrecking Crew of the 1940s and 1950s, the three riders will make history in 2017 as Indian Motorcycle continues its bold and aggressive return to AMA Pro Flat Track racing with its first factory racing effort since 1953. The three riders were announced at the American Motorcyclists Association Flat Track Awards banquet following the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track race in Santa Rosa, California.
Indian Motorcycle 2017 Wrecking Crew Team Members:

2indianjpgBryan Smith: “Flyin’” Bryan Smith, 33, from Flint, Michigan, began racing BMX at age six. He then moved to Flat Track and Ice Racing at age seven, and has been competing at the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship level since 2001, gradually climbing the ranks every year. In 2015, Smith competed in his first X Games, winning gold in the Flat Track event. Smith earned his first Grand National Championship in the 2016 season.

Brad Baker: AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Grand National Champion Brad “The Bullet” Baker, 23, originally hailing from Dryad, Washington, is the third youngest Grand National Champion in the history of the sport. Baker won his first two career victories at the Hagerstown Maryland and Pomona California half-miles and was also the 2011 GNC Expert Rookie of the Year. Baker took a dominating win at the Santa Rosa mile.

Ricky Howerton is the team manager for Smith and Baker.

Jared Mees: Multi-time AMA Grand National Champion Jared “Jammer” Mees, 30, won the AMA Grand National Twins Championship in 2009, the AMA Grand National Singles Championship in 2012, and the unified AMA Grand National Championship (GNC1) title in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Mees also became a Gold Medalist in the X Games in 2016, won the Superprestigio of the Americas in 2015, and the Troy Bayliss Classic in 2014. Mees earned a second place in the 2016 season.  Mees’ race bike will be handled by legendary flat track tuner Kenny Tolbert. Continue reading ‘Three World Class Flat Track Racers Chosen For The 2017 Indian Wrecking Crew. First Factory Racing Effort Since 1953.’

AMA Announces Rebranding Of American Flat Track Series:

ftrAMA Pro Racing has announced the official rebranding of the all-new American Flat Track (AFT) series – formerly known as AMA Pro Flat Track. The rebranding of the series coincides with the dawn of a new era for America’s favorite motorcycle sport, which includes a restructured class system as well as a re-envisioning of the event format. While holding true to the legacy of a sport rich in history, the modifications are designed to provide a more understandable and exciting format for the modern fans and make the series more accessible to new fans.

“We are extremely excited about the rebranding of the series,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “The rejuvenation of the sport will bring a new level of excitement to racers and fans. Everyone will be able to easily understand what’s happening on the track and will be able to enjoy all of the action from the moment they arrive to when they head home. It’s a very exciting time for the sport of professional Flat Track racing.”

The restructured class system consists of the AFT Twins class, the premier class where the best Flat Track riders in the world battle for top honors on fire-breathing Twins, and the AFT Singles class, which will host dirt track racing’s stars of tomorrow. The reclassification of the new series is categorized in an easily comprehensible format: Continue reading ‘AMA Announces Rebranding Of American Flat Track Series:’

2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 15 And Final Results.

cannonball-arrival1cannonball-arrival2Yesterday Sunday, the last day of the Motorcycle Cannonball included 101 miles, a dust storm, warm temperatures and several breakdowns. But they made it.

Carlsbad, California residents rolled out the red carpet and stood cheering as 67 worn and weary riders made history on Sunday afternoon.

The end of an epic journey across our great nation was witnessed by enthusiastic crowds as the 100-plus year old machines chugged along the shores of the Pacific ocean. Complete report to follow. Results after the jump. Continue reading ‘2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 15 And Final Results.’

Tribute To Legendary Dirt Track Racer Joe Leonard. A Restored 1949 Harley WR/WRTT

1fortuneFrederick Fortune is a graphic designer in the San Francisco Bay Area, a motorcycle hobbyist whose taste is vintage historic motorcycles. A professional encounter with legendary racer Larry Headricks, then his son and another chance encounter with other racing legend Joe Leonard. When listening and absorbing their racing stories, Frederick fell in love with the spindly, brutally simple, and no-nonsense WR racers. This feature is unusually very long but worth reading to the last word. You will learn a lot about a big and important chapter of dirt track racing and understand and appreciate the passion of those spending years restoring classic racers.

2bisfortuneIntroduced in 1929 as the model D and as a competitor to Indian’s successful 750cc sidevalve Scout v-twin, the Harley-Davidson Model WL’s popularity (better known as the ’45’, signifying its capacity in cubic inches) skyrocketed when the USA’s entered into WW2, creating an unprecedented demand for a military version or the WLA. A model known as WLC was the Canadian version of the motorcycle. The WL solo’s 750cc flathead sidevalve engine would turn out to be one of the longest running Harley motors, ending its days in the 1973 3-wheeled Servicar and eventually evolving into the Sportster Flathead, Ironhead and Evolution motors.

01fortune02fortuneBefore and after the war, a derivative Harley hot rodded version of the 45 enjoyed considerable success in American oval track racing following the AMA’s introduction in 1937 of the Class C for 750cc production-based motorcycles which was intended to make racing more affordable for ordinary enthusiasts. Indian’s Sport Scout set the initial standard but Harley was quick to follow, introducing ever more powerful versions of the ’45’, culminating in 1941 with the arrival of the first 45 built specifically for racing: the WR, which was available in dirt track and WRTT road-racing forms. The WRTT having floorboards and a front brake unlike the Flat Track WR bikes.

2fortuneWith the legendary “The Patron”, Tom Sifton’s, tuning the WR, Harley ruled the tracks. In 1948, the WR won 19 of the 23 National events, including a dominant performance at Daytona in which seven of the top 10 finishers rode H-D bikes. In 1949, Harley-Davidson’s WRs won 19 out of 24 National races. In 1950 Larry Headrick, riding a WR prepared by Tom Sifton, won all three AMA national mile races to gain the coveted ‘No.1’ plate before a crippling street accident, shattering his left leg. Headrick, at 30 years old with a bad leg and four children to feed, decided to give up racing. He will always be remembered for that one shining season in 1950 when he was the best rider in the country.

3fortune4fortuneFortunately for Harley racing efforts, earlier in 1949 at the insistence of Tom Sifton, a talented newcomer was given trial run on a Sifton Harley WR. The new team member was Joe Leonard. Eventually an American AMA and Indianapolis Racing legend, Joe began his career riding Triumph. Seeing the young rider was strong, fast and fearless, Tom felt Joe had potential. Joe’s big break on the Sifton Team came as a result of two tragic incidences, an injury to Al Rudy that started Larry Headricks on his amazing but short lived career and Larry’s career ending accident. Continue reading ‘Tribute To Legendary Dirt Track Racer Joe Leonard. A Restored 1949 Harley WR/WRTT’

2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 14 Results.

cb1cb2cb3With the collaboration of Felicia Morgan.

Yesterday was the last full day of riding for the Cannonballers who are still able. There are several who no longer have the ability, including #22, Jeff Lauritsen from Nebraska. He was hit by a guy in a Dune Buggy yesterday as he was coming into Lake Havasu, Arizona. After a quick trip to the hospital to be checked out, he was sent back to the pits to analyze the situation with his bike, which is a bit mangled. Endless to say, he and Robert Hernandez who were sharing the bike are no longer riding.

The number of riders with perfect scores are dwindling. Just 17 are still in contention to take the Jeff Decker sculpture home. None of which are Class l.

Today will be the last day of riding together. The last 101 miles of a nice Sunday cruise will start off with a steep, 4,000 ft climb in before the gaggle of 100+year old machines will take their place on the pages of motorcycling history. Continue reading ‘2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 14 Results.’

Spring Conversion Kit For Harley Models 1998-2016

barnettspringconversionkitKeeping lever effort to a minimum with a smoother, more progressive clutch engagement is what this Spring Conversion Kit is all about. It increases the capacity of the stock clutch with six coil springs replacing the stock diaphragm spring.  The low profile lock-up billet pressure plate is specifically designed to fit under the stock primary/derby cover.

Ideal for stock or big inch motors. It’s a simple bolt-on installation with no modifications required. Includes billet lock-up pressure plate and three sets of six coil springs (light, medium and heavy). Also included is a spacer for 1998-06 models or if needed to fit with an aftermarket primary cover. Fits 1998-16 Harley Davidson Big Twins (except 2013-16 CVO/SE and 2015-16 FLHTC “L” models) Available for cable or hydraulic clutch. MSRP $475.00. At Barnett Clutches And Cables.

Discount Tickets To The Custom Culture At The Orlando AIMExpo (October 13-16)

cyril-huze-banner-1cyril-huze-banner-2cyril-huze-banner-3In parallel to Daytona Biketoberfest, the 2016 Orlando AIMExpo at the Orange County Convention Center will be held October 13-16 (Oct 13-14 is for trade & media. October 15-16 open to the public) and is the single most important motorcycle and powersports event of its type in the US and the North America.

About 500 manufacturers and aftermarket companies have signed up to show their motorcycles, custom parts and accessories. Center stage is the Custom Culture section where, in addition to entertainment, will be held the Championship of the Americas Custom Bike Show featuring some of the best and upcoming great builders. It will be a showcase of design, engineering and creativity by custom bike builders from the Americas, as far north as Greenland all the way to the tip of South America.

Discount tickets are now available to be purchased online for the consumer days Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16. (free motorcycles parking) Order at 2016 AIMExpo Tickets. Continue reading ‘Discount Tickets To The Custom Culture At The Orlando AIMExpo (October 13-16)’

Faux Alligator Low Profile Spring Solo Seat. Only $99.95.

08060095---DSS-Sm.-Spring-SoloA nice small low profile spring solo seat from Drag Specialties featuring a heavy steel constructed seat base in a black finish, with an adjustable front seat hinge and two rear mount studs for your choice of springs (sold separately)

Made in the USA, this seat is available in black faux alligator with black thread. The suggested retail price is $99.95.

More info at Drag Specialties or at your local Drag dealer.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-huze-fast-news-18The New Indian Scout FTR750 Will Turn Some Demo Laps For The First Time This Weekend. Indian Motorcycle will kick off an exciting weekend at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California this weekend with Short Track Hooligan Racing featuring the Indian Motorcycle SuperHooligan class as well as featuring the Indian Scout FTR750 that will run some demo laps for the first time in public on Saturday. Although the new Indian Scout FTR750 will make it’s racing debut in the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Pro GNC class on Sunday, September 25, the all-new motorcycle will run it’s demo laps on Saturday, September 24, during the Pro-Am night at the fairground’s short track circuit in the Chris Beck Arena. The Scout FTR750 will be piloted by Joe Kopp for both the demo laps and the racing on Sunday. We are excited that flat track fans will finally get the chance to see and hear the first Indian Factory Race bike since 1953,” says Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “Racing is a huge part of Indian’s legacy, and we are proud to bring this brand back to the professional AMA Flat Track circuit.”

Erik Buell Racing (EBR Motorcycles) Announces The Release Of Their 2017 Sportbike Models. “You can imagine the challenges of restructuring the new company, but we have made really nice progress building our base for 2017 to launch this week,” said Bill Melvin, owner of EBR. “Our dealers have had nice success selling bikes this summer and we have many new ones coming on. Our quality is continuously improving, our supplier relationships established, and now we are looking towards the future. This fall, we have something ‘Quick, Dark, and Low’ in the works that should be exciting for urban street riders, and we are making real progress on expanding the range of models of the 1190 platform, as well as developing and delivering accessories that our EBR riders want. There is a bright future for EBR, and as part of that, work is proceeding on a sub-$10k platform for 2018.”

Harley-Davidson Inc. Shares Continue To Jump Around On Speculation It Will Be Buyout Target Of Equity Firm Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts. Last Wednesday, HOG shares jumped 7% as speculation resurfaced. However, a company spokesperson responded, “There isn’t anything going on on this end that we’re aware of to specifically drive that.” Amid the buyout buzz, HOG’s options pits have caught fire. As of yesterday Sept 22nd, HOG now sports a year-to-date gain that’s approaching 15%. Over the last three months, the shares have outperformed the broader S&P 500 Index (SPX) by 11.3% percentage points. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 12 Results.

deans-1_i7d9375For stage 12, riders arrived yesterday in Williams, Arizona. Today Friday September 23rd, they ride 232 miles to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Ranking after the jump. The Grand finish is Sunday in Carlsbad, California. Continue reading ‘2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 12 Results.’

Mooneyes Louvered Air Cleaner for Harley CV And S&S Super E/G & CV Carburetors

mooneyesac1MooneyesFrom Mooneyes, a name synonymous with 50’s dry lake hot-rodding and with a logo now part of the history of the sport, this very inexpensive louvered air cleaner kit sold with the backing plate and its filter element.

It measures 4 5/8″ wide by 2 1/4″ tall. Cover is louvered in pure hot-rod style. Backing plate is pre-drilled with 7 holes letting you bolt it on either a Harley CV carb or on the S&S Cycle Super E/G models. Only $39.95. Sold at Lowbrow Customs. (Not legal for sale or use in California)

2016 European Bike Week At Lake Faak, Austria. September 6-11 (Part 2)

Last series of postcards from Faaker See, Austria where was held the 2016 edition of European Bike Week (photos @ H. Roesler)
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2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 11 Results.

1-41-mike-bell_i7d6201With the contribution of Felicia Morgan.
It’s getting real out here, folks. With just 769 miles left in this coast-to-coast pilgrimage, the gypsies are looking bedraggled. Constant night time rebuilds have taken their toll on man, machine and stockpiled parts bins. The Indian guys have begged, borrowed and shared all they have and there’s not a piston to be had.

2-109-alex_i7d7431Desperation calls went out in Durango as HD guys searched for cylinders. Machinists are kept busy and every available wrench is twisting until dawn. No-one wants to miss the opportunity to complete these last few miles, regardless of their scores, and the brotherhood of Cannonball has never shined brighter than it does when guys are cruising the parking lots to help their brethren find that vital part to get them to the next stop.. and beyond.

Mike Bell, #41, has been with us before on the Cannonball runs and his faithful Alice, the 1916 HD that’s aways proven faithful, has developed a bit of lower end clatter. Mike loves his loyal old girl and doesn’t want to hurt her, but abuse is part of the Cannonball and he’s hoping to nurse her along to the finish line in Carlsbad. This story is a universal one since none of the 100-year old machines were ever meant for 3,302 mile treks that include 200+ miles a day. Continue reading ‘2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 11 Results.’

Custom Tie-Down Brackets For Indian Chieftain And Roadmaster

1tiedown2tiedownAs much as most riders hate to admit it, sometimes trailering a motorcycle simply can’t be avoided. The new Custom Tie-Down Brackets from Kuryakyn® save time and worry by providing a discreet easy-to-access mounting point to securely strap down Indian® Chieftain and Roadmaster models for safe, stress-free transport.

Custom tie-down brackets are laser-cut from durable steel with satin black finish. The kit includes right- and left-side mounting brackets that install around the fork tubes, mounting unobtrusively to existing holes in the lower triple tree for a clean appearance. Fitment is available for all ’14-’16 Indian Chieftains and Roadmasters, coming soon for Chief and Springfield models. MSRP $59.99. P/N 953 – Custom Tie-Down Brackets.



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