Archive for June, 2008

Indian Motorcycle Concept Motorcycle

The return of Indian inspired a lot of comments in my Blog. The debate is not only about the odds of success of the new Indian Motorcycle Company but also about the type of bikes it should produce. The line of divide seems to be between the die-hard fans expecting for a design of the […]


New Square Tube Girder Front End.

Eager to offer an alternative to “run of the mill”  or “foreign made” motorcycle products, Guilty Customs teamed up with Paul Durfee from Durfee Girders to release a new front end with square tubes. This new Girder is state-of-the-art precision built with triangular design, TIG welding and square chromemoly tubing, and in average weights only […]

Spectro Oils

Ultra Motorcycle Company Entering The European Market

It’s never been a better time for Europeans to buy American products. With an exchange rate giving each European 1.60 dollars for 1.00 Euro, everything US made is a bargain…even after shipping to the old continent. Add to this a very depressed economy and you understand that even our motorcycle companies try to penetrate new […]

Progressive Suspension

Best Western Courts Harley-Davidson Riders. Take Advantage.

Best Western and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company have agreed to bring travel benefits to Harley-Davidson enthusiasts. Harley states that more than 1,000 Best Western hotels in the US and Canada have been identified as “bikers friendly”. Did you noticed? They say “bikers friendly”, not “Harley friendly”. I don’t know if this agreement costs any money […]

Jim Nasi Better Looking Touring Solution

If I have a good memory, Arlen Ness was the 1st builder in 93 to offer custom bags. At the time, I bought 2 sets for my customs. Then it was Corbin in a very different style. And during these last 3 years the number of bag kits released, (a total package including the rear […]

Harley-davidson To Women. Let Freedom Ring.

Harley-Davidson recently announced the Let Freedom Ring Promotion, which encourages women to learn to ride motorcycles and celebrates women who have a passion for freedom and adventure on two wheels. The promotion awards a ring custom-designed by Karen Davidson for any woman who purchases a new Harley-Davidson or Buell motorcycle and has successfully completed either […]

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Single-Sided Swingarm. Oil Tank Incorporated.

You know that there is not sleek bike without building it from a great frame. What about the swingarm which I consider an inherent part of the frame? Ever tempted, but afraid, by the idea to use a single-sided swingarm? Well, this post to give you a great source to install one either on any […]

Mini DOT Approved Helmets

Good looking Mini DOT helmets are a rare find. Just be careful with vendors affixing a DOT approved sticker in an otherwise novelty helmet, except if you want to confuse who you know. Your problem, not mine. Anyway, Mikes Helmets promises in his website that these 2 shells are perfectly legal. They are just a little […]

Official. Indian Motorcycle In Sturgis With New 2009 Chief.

The Indian Motorcycle semi truck paint is drying and the crew is ready to head to Sturgis to officially present  present the brand new 2009 Chief line. Indian will be setup during all the rally at the corner of Lazelle Street and 4th in downtown Sturgis. During this time the factory is gearing up for production is completing […]

Skull Art To Suck Air

I am not in dragons, vampires, pirates, ghosts, bones and skulls. Until I saw this beautifully sculpted “Air Sucker”. I think it’s killer and would love to use it, proof again that I should never say NEVER to any style.  It is offered by a Japanese shop called “Bull Original”! Available for HD carbs and S&S B,  E & […]

Email Of The Week

Aloha Cyril! “Greetings from Kauai Harley-Davidson®, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! I’ve seen your Blog on the introduction of Tim Dixon’s motorcycle enthusiast themed hotel venture in Milwaukee. Enjoyable you are to read! We truly feed on the internet as a source of connectivity to the industry. Please continue to offer your thoughts […]

Odyssey To The S&S Cycle 50th Anniversary Celebration

From tomorrow Thursday June 26th To Sunday the 29th, S&S Cycle is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and you already know that the main event is 50 Builders competing with their S&S powered customs to get a chance to win a $50,000 prize.  I had to decline my participation, but of course I have seen some […]

Become A Charter Member Of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame.

For the first time in its history, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame is offering memberships to its supporters.  The memberships will come with museum benefits not available to anyone else and will provide the museum with operational funding to continue to improve the museum and hall of fame. Charter membership is available […]

Hot New Flame Mirror

When you think that a flame is a flame and a flame mirror a flame mirror, somebody finds a way, meaning a machining technique, to make it looking different from all others. Made out of aluminum, the back of this new mirror is highly detailed and sculpted, with a high hand-polished mirror finish then chrome […]

Best Perewitz Custom Seat

Perewitz has just struck a deal with Continental Seating to produce a limited number of custom made theatre chairs. Individually crafted for unparalleled comfort and service the chairs are beautifully finished in durable, extremely soft, fine leather. Perewitz Theatre Chairs feature full recline adjustment and are fit with state of the art heat and massage […]

Outrider Jewelry. 100% Guaranteed.

Having toured here and abroad in some many shows where jewelry vendors are present, I can tell you that it’s not too often that you can find affordable, good looking and quality biker jewelry. Outrider in North Carolina offers very nice crafted, hand-forged pieces with classy biker designs.  Most sterling items are in stock and […]

Australia’s #1 Harley Magazine Answers Your Questions

You tell me over and over that you love to see custom bikes from different countries. And personally, I enjoy very much looking (I can only read 2 languages) at all the foreign magazines I receive. Different cultures translate into different custom motorcycles. So, from time to time, I post a foreign born bike and […]

Burly Bars For Your Bagger

Custom baggers (in particular, bikes with Batwing fairings) require custom bars. Additional bends, compound curves and for the 2008 and newer models a fly by wire throttle system. All fairly daunting challenges, but not for a company that’s been committed to custom motorcycles for the last 15 years. Measuring in at an ideal 13” tall and […]

Hog-Phones. Not From Harley-Davidson. Not Yet.

How come the idea of putting hog-phones in your ears didn’t come from Harley-Davidson, but from a Japanese accessory maker called Green-House.? Soon the 105th celebration is going to start in Milwaukee and I bet that among the 100’s of licensed items the Factory is going to sell with their logo on it, these “cute […]

Myrtle Beach Residents To Pay For Anti Bike Rally Campaign

Via Myrtle Beach Sun News, below the highlights of the measures taken by the city to end motorcycle-related vending inside the city. “Myrtle Beach City Council hit the gas on eradicating motorcycle rallies by passing a three-mill property-tax increase dedicated to an anti-bike-rally campaign 
All seven council members at Tuesday’s meeting voted in favor of […]

Wimmer New Satin Bobber Intake

The latest introduction to the line of quality intakes from Wimmer Custom Cycle is the Satin Bobber intake. This billet aluminum CNC machined intake features the brand new IBS “internal breathing system” with patented top breathers and is manufactured right here in the United States. There’s also a new curved radius on velocity stacks and […]

Shipping A Motorcycle At The Lowest Cost

How many times clients, friends and bikers I am meeting all year long on the show tour ask me this question. Which motorcycle transporter do you recommend? It can be because you can’t or don’t have the time to ride from Key West to Sturgis, or just because you live in San Diego and just […]

Women and bikes. What Can I Say.

“Hi Cyril. I am not sure if you’ve seen it but I have just released the 3rd in a series of twelve eventually to end up in a calendar/book. The first was ” Playin Around” the second “Shine er Up” and the third ” Fix er up”. They all started at $ 1250.00 and shipped […]

New Harley XR 1200. Is It Coming To The US?

Harley-Davidson launched its new XR 1200 not in the US, but in Europe! As far as I know, Harley-Davidson has never done a new model launch this way. The new Harley sport bike was presented to the press in Valencia, Spain, and you don’t need to be an expert to see immediately that the XR […]

Blow-Out Sale of Big Dog Motorcycles Obsolete Parts

Big Dog Motorcycles, the leader in mass produced custom motorcycles turns excess & obsolete parts inventory into productive capital. To help move obsolete or excess parts that can no longer be used on the company’s motorcycles, Big Dog Motorcycles has recently contracted with Liquid Asset Partners of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Beginning Friday June 27th at […]

Got Horse Power?

If so, you’re going to want to get your hands one of the new EV-500/SH-500 DRIVE” systems just introduced by Belt Drives Ltd.  The 500 SERIES offers enthusiasts a number of significant advantages over other aftermarket and stock systems. A reinforced  2” belt was developed specifically to handle the high torque and horsepower numbers being […]



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