Custom LED Bag Lights

1accutonix2accutonix3accutonix4accutonixOn a custom bagger, custom rear LED lights are a must. Accutronix offers a great choice to choose from that you can use as running/brake lights or turn signals or both, but you will need, depending of your application, to also install a load equalizer module.

Each LED unit is 3-wire light with a total of 10 very bright LED’s in a 6061 T6 billet housing. Measuring about 7-1/2 Long and 1-3/16 Wide. Each model is available either in chrome or black anodized, with a red or amber lens. Models from left to right and top to bottom: Tribal Slotted, Aero, Diamond, Tribal Drilled.

From $156.95 to $179.95. Sold in pairs. At Accutronix or call 623) 516-9600.

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New Arlen Ness 10-Gauge Floorboards

1fb2fbThe inspiration is of course snowshoes also called snow racquets. These floorboards feature a lightweight cut-through design and are machined from forged billet aluminum.

They are longer than stock floorboards, measuring 18″ L X 5.75″ W X 1″ thick for the driver, with rubber inserts located on the top of the board for foot traction, and offer 3 different mounting locations and up to 3” of adjustability.

3fb4fbMatching passenger boards, shifter pegs and grips are also available. Available in chrome or black anodize finish. Sold in pairs. Driver floorboards $499.95. Passenger floorboards $399.95. At Arlen Ness.

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Next Generation Liquid Cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R To Debut Racing May 29, 2016

1-XG750R-right-side-profileA new-generation Harley-Davidson® flat-track motorcycle is ready to race. The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team is unleashing the XG750R, its first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years, to battle in fierce, adrenaline-filled competition on dirt ovals across the U.S. The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, May 29, at the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile in Illinois. The new XG750R motorcycle is strictly for race competition and will not be offered for sale at this time.

2-XG750R-right-side-profile3-XG750R-right-side-profilePowered by the fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson Revolution X™ V-Twin engine, the XG750R will be raced by Factory Team rider Davis Fisher on the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines flat track series. The new flat tracker is powered by the 750cc Revolution X™ V-Twin engine designed for the Harley-Davidson Street® 750, a motorcycle built for maximum urban maneuverability with rebellious Dark Custom™ attitude. Tuned for the track, this modified Revolution X engine will power the new XG750R as it fights to be first to the finish line. Continue reading ‘Next Generation Liquid Cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R To Debut Racing May 29, 2016’

30th Anniversary Italy Biker Fest

0Italy1BF0BFLast weekend May 19-22, Italy Biker Fest celebrated its 30th anniversary. Epicenter of the event is Lignano Sabbiadoro, one of the main beach resorts in northern Italy and on the Adriatic Sea coast. A few postcards of this Italian major motorcycle event.
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The Rogue Fender Kit For 1958-1984 Harley Big Twins

1rogue2rogueNot much choice is available if you are looking to replace the stock rear fender on your 1958-1984 Harley-Davidson Big Twins with an easy to install bolt-on kit.

The Rogue Fender Kit includes the strong 12 gauge raw steel fender, a pair chrome plated steel fender struts and the mounting hardware. Design will work on many styles of bikes.

Always check that you have proper tire-to-fender clearance when changing your rear fender. Built by Gasbox for Lowbro Customs.

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Fast Motorcycle Industry News

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Maryland Becomes Second State to Pass Motorcyclist Anti-Profiling Law.The motorcyclists of Maryland counted a major victory last week when Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill into law that would expressly prohibit the profiling of motorcyclists within the state. Maryland is now the second state to pass a motorcycle anti-profiling law. Washington state passed related legislation in 2011. Similar activities and advocacy efforts are underway in several other states across the U.S.  At the signing ceremony were members of ABATE of Maryland, the Maryland Confederation of Clubs, and Motorcycle Riders Foundation. The teamwork, cooperation and hard work by these organizations ensured swift passage of the measure.

Harley-Davidson Sponsors X Games Austin 2016, June 2-5. The premier action sports and youth cultural experience will showcase the talents of more than 200 world-class action sports athletes competing for medals and prize money, as well as feature renowned musical performances and wide-ranging interactive festival elements. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 21 hours of live X Games Austin content in high-definition from June 2-5, 2016 from Austin Circuit Of The Americas (COTA)

Royal Enfield North America Is Expanding Its Dealer Network. Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is actively recruiting new dealer partners to join the rapidly expanding global enterprise and bring the oldest continuously produced motorcycles in the world to the United States and Canada. RENA is positioned in the marketplace with an offering of classically styled, middle-weight motorcycles and a storied history that dates back to 1901.
Royal Enfield is supported by a partnership with ThunderRoad Financial and will be offering attractive nationwide retail finance options. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

Indian Motorcycle Engineers Passion For Speed. Seven-Episode Video Series Records After-Hours Development Of Land Speed Racers

Huze-Indian1Melding their careers with a shared fervor for going fast, a team of Indian Motorcycle engineers continues to practice their art on two-wheeled skunk-works type projects after-hours in the office and at home. Now, in a seven-episode video series titled “A Passion For Speed”, you are able to capture a glimpse of what happens in these creative sessions as the team prepares an Indian® Scout® and Indian® Chief Dark Horse® for land speed racing in El Mirage, Calif.

Huze-Indian2Located in the Mojave Desert, El Mirage dry lakebed has attracted speed enthusiasts for more than 60 years. At its best, the 1.3-mile-long hard and smooth track serves as a unique venue for testing a machine’s maximum velocity. At its worst, under spectacular summer thunderstorms, it becomes an impassible quagmire of clay and silt.

In “A Passion For Speed”, you can follow the Indian Motorcycle team – Calibration Engineer Wayne Kolden, Senior Development Technician Chet Michaelson, Development Technician Dan Gervais and Powertrain Development Technician Neil Sikora – as they build a Scout and Chief Dark Horse specifically for dry lakebed duty, recall where their passion for fast machines came from, work together to overcome setbacks, and then travel 1,800 miles to realize their dream. The series begins when the team has only 22 days remaining until race day and culminates in a surprise ending that has team members counting the days to their next opportunity. Below the 1st out of 7 episodes.

“It’s not a one-man show, by any means,” says Michaelson. “It’s everybody coming together and chipping in and building something phenomenal. And that really is the foundation of where Indian Motorcycle came from – a bunch of guys in the shop working for the win. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”  Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Engineers Passion For Speed. Seven-Episode Video Series Records After-Hours Development Of Land Speed Racers’

Competition Saddlebag Lids With Or without Flush Lights.

badadThese replacement lids feature a smooth contoured body line which looks great from any angle. They bolt-on 1993-2013 Harley Street Glide, Road Glide, Electra Glide & Road King models. (2014-up available soon) They can be delivered with flush mount lights including hardware and weatherstrips.

Also available with flush mounted taillights. The included plug-n-play wiring harness will allow the flush mounted taillights to operate as running lights and turn signals directly out-of-the-box. You will not need any additional wiring for the LEDs in the saddlebag lids. You will need to use Bad Dad’s Upgraded Wiring Harness if you want the taillights to also operate as brake lights. Price for the Competition bag lids with flush lights is $725.00. At Bad Dad Products.

Indian Motorcycle Teams With Van Buren Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride

1augusta-and-adeline-van-burenIndian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its partnership with the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride, a cross-country group ride that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented motorcycle journey across the United States.

In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to traverse the continental U.S., each on her own motorcycle. Their mission was to show the U.S. Army that women could serve as motorcycle messengers, and to throw light on the women’s suffrage movement of the time. Their ride was heavily reported and included riding to the summit of Pikes Peak, quite a feat on the unpaved road with their 1915 Indian “Motocycles” (as they were known at the time). The Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame in 2003.

2augusta-and-adeline-van-burenThe ride, beginning July 3 in New York and ending July 23 in San Francisco, honors and celebrates female motorcycling heroines of the past, and promotes the continued growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community. The journey will loosely follow the Van Buren sisters’ 1916 path, with the primary route being the historical Lincoln Highway.

Two charities will be funded as a result of the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride’s event efforts: Final Salute, Inc. and Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists. Final Salute is a national women’s veterans’ organization which provides temporary and permanent housing for the over 500,000 homeless female veterans in the United States. The Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists is an organization providing funding for motorcycle train-the-trainer scholarships that will help enlarge the number of female instructors and coaches for road, dirt and track. Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Teams With Van Buren Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride’

Neck Under Covers. For 2014-2016 Harley Touring Models.

21239_1350x900_RGB_72DPIHide unsightly welds and wiring on Harley-Davidson Touring models in one quick and easy step with the new Deluxe Neck Covers from Kuryakyn. Now available for ’14-later H-D Touring models, Deluxe Neck Cover kits provide a hassle-free cosmetic upgrade to the frame’s steering neck and downtubes for a cleaner, custom look. Continue reading ‘Neck Under Covers. For 2014-2016 Harley Touring Models.’

Light Rider. World’s First 3D Printed Motorcycle That You Can Buy And Ride.

1-3d2-3dAPWorks, a subsidiary of airplane maker Airbus, unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle that can actually be used as a daily rider. Thanks to  3D printing giving the geometrical freedom to realize such complex shapes, the Light Rider (name given to the fact that it weights only 77 lbs or 35 kg) features an “exoskeleton design”  The whole frame is made out of Scalmalloy®, an aircraft grade aluminium offering the strength of titanium.

The Light Rider is powered by a 6 kW electric motor, accelerating the motorcycle with up to  130 Nm torques. Its electric power-to-weight ratio equals the one of a supercar. Only 50 will be made, and APWorks is taking pre-orders with a $2,450 (€2,000) deposit against a $56,000 (€50,000) final cost. Delivery is expected to take about a year.

National Cycle Offers 3 New VStream Windscreens For The Redesigned Harley FLRT Road Glide

nationalcyclewindshieldsHarley-Davidson redesigned the FLTR Road and National Cycle now offers the triple-vented shark nose fairing for a perfect complement. The VStream’s cutting-edge aeroacoustic contour features a wider profile at the top, which pushes turbulent, noisy airflow to the side and away from the rider’s helmet. This extra width creates a quiet pocket of air with significantly reduced helmet buffeting for a calmer and quieter ride compared to the stock screen.

nationalcyclewindshieldsbisThe VStream windscreens are made from tough 4.5mm Quantum® hard coated polycarbonate. National Cycle states that this high quality material provides outstanding clarity and strength characteristics unmatched by any windscreen maker worldwide. Their exclusive Quantum hard coating makes the VStream 30x more scratch resistant than acrylic, and 10x more than standard hard coated polycarbonate — ensuring that your windscreen will stay clear and strong for many years to come.

Available in three configurations: the Low Windscreen with a Dark Tint (Part #N20433), the Touring Windscreen with a Light Tint (Part # N20432), and the Tall Touring Windscreen with No Tint (#N20431). National Cycle’s polycarbonate Windscreens are protected by a 3-Year warranty against breakage and are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information contact National Cycle Inc. at 877-SCREEN or 708-343-0400.

Barnett Clutch Spring Compression Tool For 2001 & Later Victory Models

compclutchbarnettBarnett Clutches & Cables just released a new clutch spring compression tool for 2001 & later Victory motorcycles . It is designed to compress the diaphragm clutch spring making it easy to remove and re-install the retainer ring.

This clutch tool makes working on the clutch much easier and efficient and is a “must have” for anybody working on Victory clutches. This tool is precision machined in the USA from billet aluminum, then hard anodized.

MSRP $113.71 (Part #317-85-30016). To order contact your dealer or order online at Barnett Clutches & Cables tel 805-642-9435

Jamesville Atypical Shovelhead Cafe Racer

1Jamesville2Jamesville5Jamesville6JamesvilleAll custom builders may get a little bit tired of working on the same type of motorcycles. In the case of James Roger-Caldbeck, he needed a refresh after working exclusively on Bobbers & Choppers. The opportunity came up when he was proposed to build a Cafe Racer. And since James loves the late 70’s XL’s it became the inspiration for the bike featured here. But no 70’s Sportster being found, James used as a donor bike a late 80’s FX Super Glide in stock dress, but with the Harley motor swapped for an S&S 80” Shovelhead powerlant.

3JamesvilleFirst task was to give the well-handling FX frame 2 of the main attributes of any Cafe Racer, a new seat pan and cowl. But James 7Jamesville8Jamesvilledecided that this cowl should be fabricated to run longer and higher, more in the sport bike style. It is fitted with a touch of England, a Triumph taillight. For the road race fairing, James was ready to modify an existing one made in China that he found and ordered on eBay for a very modest price. Surprise, it was of good quality and worked perfectly on the stock headlight… Continue reading ‘Jamesville Atypical Shovelhead Cafe Racer’

Brooks 150th Anniversary Saddle

brookssaddleWith the philosophy “Quality First – Price Afterwards”, since 1866 Brooks of England, has produced the most iconic seats for bicycles.

With designs so close to those of motorcycle solo seats that I can’t resist showing you their very special 150 anniversary saddle. And I bet the custom frame will be the inspiration of some custom bike builders.

It features an all copper frame with hand-hammered copper rivets, twisted rear coil springs, a front loop and black leather. It is offered in 4 different versions and sizes and maybe one will fit your custom. Delivered in Special Edition packaging. Order online at Brooks.

Kevin Bean’re Rambles The Orient

Beanres_book-Front-CoverBook-Rear-Cover.bisKevin Bean’re got more titles than you and me. CEO & founder of “Professional Tourist”, “Mayor Of fun”, “Monsignor” (yes, he is an ordained minister), “Biker Gipsy” and a few other (nick)names I don’t remember. He is just an (not so) ordinary guy worshipping freedom, riding and his friends.

Well, when he is not crisscrossing the US states between major motorcycle rallies, Kevin Bean’re is looking for new adventures abroad, especially in those countries with a culture (and food) fascinating him. Like South East Asia where he spent 4 months, and of course that he traveled not exactly like an average American tourist. Basically, Bean’re flew to Vietnam with a one way plane ticket, bought a $300 motorcycle on Craigslist and started rambling through 7 countries and living quite a few unusual and fun adventures that changed his life… I know them and of course I will not tell you. Except if you belong to his close circle of friends, the only way to know is to order a signed copy of his book at Bean’re Rambles The Orient.

New Formula Wheel By Performance Machine

0formulawheel1formulawheel2formulawheelEliminating the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak is the objective of custom building.

This new Formula wheel design from Performance Machine looks simple, the ultimate sophistication, but is not simpler to manufacture: notice the engineering details to produce the tapered and pocketed 5-spoke design. This lightweight and race inspired design will for sure never go out of style.

The Formula wheel is offered in chrome, black contrast and 7 colors. Formula design matching components available: discs pulley, air cleaner. Fit and prices at Performance Machine Formula Wheel.

Victory Thunder Versus Victory Lightning. Victory Racing Gas Project 156 And Electric Empulse RR At Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

1pikespeakVictory Motorcycles®, positioning its models as the “Modern American Muscle” brand will be racing up the mountain with two very different motorcycles in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), an event that marks its 100th anniversary in 2016. In an epic gas vs. electric battle in the experimental class, Victory Racing’s® Project 156™ will be piloted by former Pikes Peak Champion Jeremy Toye while the Victory Empulse® RR racer will be ridden by Cycle World’s Road Test Editor Don Canet. Scheduled for Sunday, June 26, The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is expected to feature a field of approximately 100 competitors.

2pikespeakProject 156™, named for the number of turns on the mountain road, is powered by a full race-prepared version of the liquid-cooled four-valve 1200cc DOHC V-twin that motivates the new Victory® Octane™ production motorcycle. The Victory Empulse® RR is being brought to Pikes Peak to build on last year’s podium finish at the Isle of Man TT. Victory’s production Empulse® TT is the street-legal version of this winning motorcycle. Continue reading ‘Victory Thunder Versus Victory Lightning. Victory Racing Gas Project 156 And Electric Empulse RR At Pikes Peak Hill Climb.’

“Up Yours” Exhaust For 2000-Up Harley Touring Models

dirtybirdsexhaust1John Shope’s Dirty Bird Concepts released the all-black version of their “Up Yours” exhaust system. Previously offered only in chrome, riders now have this new option.

dirtybirdsexhaust2The all-black exhaust comes equipped with the all-black standard tip. The chrome exhaust comes with your choice of either the standard tip or the diamond tip for those looking for a fancier appearance.

John Shope states that the “Up Yours” exhaust was designed for more horsepower with a higher performance baffle for back pressure. He announces 76.59 HP and 88.23 torque when paired with either his Max Flow or Curves air cleaner. Fitting all 2000-up Harley tourers. More info and parts for H-D & Indian at Dirty Bird Concepts Tel. 623-465-5263

Pabst Brewing Company Auctioning This Custom Bike Valued At $25,000 To Benefit Non-Profit Operation Homefront

pabst1Past Brewing Company, established in 1844, and whose Pabst Blue Ribbon beer sales are experiencing a revival after a 2 decade-long slump, got the good idea to ask Brandon Holstein of The Speed Merchant to build a custom bike to benefit Operation Homefront and military families during the month of May, Military Appreciation Month.

Starting today, the bike is auctioned Here On eBay with an opening bid price of $1.00 for a custom motorcycle valued of $25,000.00, It will be sold to the highest bidder. Pabst Bewing Company will match the sale price of the bike, with all of the proceeds plus the match being donated. To bid, go to Pabst Blue Ribbon.

pabst2pabst3“When PBR came to me with the idea of building a custom motorcycle that would benefit military families, I was honored and excited,” said Holstein.  “I have friends and family who have served, or are serving, in the military, so I wanted to build something that represented their strength and fortitude.  The end result is what you see here, a full custom, bare bones, little hot rod.  It’s a one of a kind motorcycle that will put a smile on the face of whoever wins it.” Continue reading ‘Pabst Brewing Company Auctioning This Custom Bike Valued At $25,000 To Benefit Non-Profit Operation Homefront’

The new Movie “Captain America: Civil War” Features The Harley Street 750 Motorcycle And The Sportster Iron 883

HDCaptainAmericaHarley-Davidson and Marvel have reunited to bring Dark Custom style and horsepower to defend the city streets in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

Harley-Davidson has long been by Captain America’s side in his stand for freedom, and the latest chapter of the hero’s epic saga showcases a strong pulse of torque with “Team Captain America” member –Winter Soldier riding a one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Street 750 customized for the film, and Team Iron Man member Black Widow riding a Sportster Iron 883.

“Harley is proud to continue to join forces with Marvel with two bold, powerful and rebellious motorcycles – The Street 750 and all-new Iron 883 featured in ‘Captain America: Civil War,'” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson U.S. Marketing Director.

Victory Racing Again At Isle Of Man TT With All-New Victory RR Electric Motorcycle

2victoryraceVictory Motorcycles is returning with the Victory Racing team to compete in the Isle of Man TT Zero race with an all-new electric race bike called the Victory RR. The Victory RR has been developed over the past year using data gathered during last year’s TT Zero and will be ridden by William Dunlop. Victory’s international R&D development program is well underway and the Victory RR bike serves as a test bed for technology that will be used in the brand’s future products.

3victoryrace“One way we continuously push ourselves in performance is through our Victory Racing initiatives,” says Alex Hultgren, Director of Marketing for Victory Motorcycles. “The Isle of Man TT is one of the most challenging motorcycle races in the world, so of course we have to be there.” According to Brian Wismann, Victory Racing’s team manager: “Our electric Empulse™ RR race bike placed third on the podium in the TT Zero race last year, which we were thrilled with. Using the data we gathered on our laps of the TT course has helped us to develop a new battery module as well as improving the powertrain. We feel like we can return to the TT with more performance as well as being able to test this technology for our future products.” Continue reading ‘Victory Racing Again At Isle Of Man TT With All-New Victory RR Electric Motorcycle’

LED Bullet Turn Signal Insert Kit To Replace Harley Original Equipment Incandescent Bulb And Reflector.

1LED-Bullet-Turn-Signal-Insert-Kit.12LED-Bullet-Turn-Signal-Insert-Kit.2You can grab some more attention in traffic with the new LED Bullet Turn Signal Insert Kit (P/N 67800639 Amber, P/N 67800640 Red; $139.95) Designed as an easy, drop-in replacement for the Original Equipment bulb and reflector in a bullet turn signal housing, installation does not require a control box or load equalizer for correct operation.

The inserts feature a single bright, fast-acting red or amber LED lamp sealed in a waterproof housing. The multi-faceted reflector amplifies the light, and the focused lens (sold separately) spreads the light across the lamp’s surface.

The kit includes two LED modules, two wiring harnesses, and crimping connectors and fits 2014-later Harley-Davidson® Touring, Trike and Sportster® models, 2012-later Dyna® Switchback™ and Super Glide® Custom models, and many 2011-later Softail® models. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details or online at Harley-Davidson Store.

Flashback. 1979 Triumph T140 Bonneville

1979TriumphT140BonnevillePromo05152016The Triumph Bonneville T140 is a 750 cc (46 cu in) capacity 360-degree, air cooled parallel twin engine motorcycle produced from 1973 until 1983 when the company declared bankruptcy. Twin Amal carburetors supply the cylinders through short intake manifolds. The 19 inch diameter front wheel and 18 inch rear wheel were spoked with optional cast alloy wheels available from 1979 onwards. The under-seat area is occupied by the battery and ignition coils.

In 1975, in addition to some engine improvements shifting lever was moved from right to left to comply with new regulations mandated for the American market and a rear disc brake was fitted. From 1976, the T140 had hydraulic disc brakes for both the front and rear wheels. By the way, The Bonneville model name came from the achievements of racer Johnny Allen on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the 1950s. (Photo @ Doug Mitchel)

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-jokeCatholics don’t sin!

Three guys are sitting in the sport bar window seats, idly chatting and watching the front door of the brothel across the road. They see the local Baptist pastor appear, knock on the door and quickly go inside. “Would you look at that!” exclaims one of the guys. “Didn’t I always say what a bunch of hypocrites those Baptists are?”

No sooner are the words out of his mouth than a Rabbi appears at the brothel door, knocks, and also disappears inside. The other guy says “Another one trying to fool everyone with pious preaching and silly hats!”

They continue drinking while roundly condemning the vicar and the rabbi when they see their local Catholic priest knock on the brothel door. “Ah, now dat’s sad,” says the third guy, “One of the girls must have died.”



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