Archive for October, 2010

Michael Lichter To Exhibit His Photography At The Lone Star Rally

The Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas is gearing up for this Thursday November 4th to Sunday 7th. In addition to the usual and unusual entertainment, bike shows and a special celebration of the past & present military, a must stop by and see will be the Michael Lichter Photography Exhibition. At the invitation of […]

New Fast Lane Black N’ Billet Fairing Mount Mirrors

Another pair of “custom ears” for your bagger fairing. These new mirrors from Wicked Image have the Black n’ Billet look so many are going for.  Called the Fast Lane, they feature a patent pending design that provides a constant spring force for “one time” adjustment and have no exposed hardware for tensioning, all the […]

Mooneyes Motorcycle Solo Seats.

The famous Santa Fe Springs, CA Mooneyes company just released its 2011 catalog ($5.00 + shipping). And in it you will find a few high hand solo seats in black and brown leather. One embossed with the “Moon Equipped Speed Shop Logo”, the other one with the “Rat Fink” They are beautiful but will cost […]

World’s Fastest Street Bike. 278.6 MPH.

Last Monday at the Annual Texas Mile, a 1299 cc Wild Brothers turbocharged Racing Susuki Hayabusa piloted by Bill Warner reached a street bike world record of 278.6 mph, 5 mph over the former highest speed reach last March of this year. The Texas Mile is a 3-day festival of speed held in Goliad with 76 […]

World’s First Production Motorcycle To Headline Bonhams Las Vegas Sale

Bonhams is very proud to make the uncommon announcement that a complete 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller has been consigned and will be offered at the firm’s first annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January. Hildebrand & Wolfmüller is World’s First Production Motorcycle and the first 2-wheeler to which the name “motorcycle” (motorrad in German) was […]

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Harley-Davidson New Computer Products

From reader Ryan Grassley, a.k.a. Half-Throttle, a new video (parody) that he produced, showing how Harley-Davidson intends to attract new young buyers. Hilarious…

Belt Drives LTD New 2″ Open Drive For Harley-Davidson Baggers

BDL LTD was already offering a 2″ open drive for baggers years 1990 to 2006. And now owners of 2007-up models can also install this narrow belt drive system. Both models allow proper stock placement of the floorboards and incorporate a unique top belt guard into the system which fits in a groove between the […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

1- Europe. Motorcycle Self-Customization Prohibited In 2017? Politicians love to look into and impose as many laws as possible. And when they lack inspiration they look abroad. So watch out for the most stupid project that the European Commission is looking into for 2017. One day it can be imported here in the US. The […]

Wonder Wrench

May be useful to those of you tinkering just a little bit on your bike in your garage and those wishing to feel somewhat safer while on the road. This compact tool replaces 23 separate size wrenches. Narrow profile to fit in the smallest drawer or bike pouch. Each end of the wrench features an hexagonal head […]

Custom Chrome Europe 2010 Dealer Show

Europe, the other big continent for motorcycle customization, is getting ready for the top winter bike shows. And of course it includes the Annual Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show to happen March 27, 2011 in Germany at the Rhie’s Phoenix-Hall. It’s where the 2011 European Champion will be crowned. This year’s edition had more than […]

Vintage Short Stack Handlebars

Perfect for your vintage or retro looking custom bike, these new old school bars with nice details from Roland Sands Design. You can see more styles, widths and heights in Roland Sands Website. For Sale only through Drag Specialties.

Joke Of The Week

On the first day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher. The florist’s son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers. The candy-store owner’s daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy. Then the liquor-store owner’s son brought up a big, heavy box.   The teacher lifted it up and noticed that […]

DashLink™ Docking Console for Apple iPhone and iPod touch

It was to be expected. The digital world finds its place in our motorcycles, at least some of them. Evidently, members of the industry have noticed how many of us use an iPhone or iTouch, the difficulty we have to prevent them from flying out of our pockets, and how ridiculous we look when fishing […]

2 Minutes To Assemble A 2011 Victory Cross Country. Really?

From an empty frame to a new complete motorcycle ready to be shipped to a dealer,  how much time it takes a manufacturer? Multiple answers: it depends of the manufacturer, of the model, and I doubt that any of them will tell you precisely, although they all know. To see one complete assembly you can […]

The Secret Life Of Roger Goldammer

Canadian bike builder Roger Goldammer was first known in the industry for his radical parts (billet aluminum front ends and frames), then reached fame for his pretty wild and futuristic custom motorcycles conceived to be not only aesthetically pleasing but also mechanically extremely innovative to go very fast on the track. Most of his work […]

Bud Ekins Collection To Be Offered At Bonhams & Butterfields Auction

With a long history of representing the legends of Hollywood at its annual Classic California Auction, Bonhams & Butterfields Auction is proud to offer the collection of famed racer, stuntman and Triumph dealer Bud Ekins on November 13th at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Highlights from Ekins’ collection include cars, motorcycles, personal never-before-seen photographs, trophies, posters, […]

New Black N’ Billet Bagger Floorboards. Fit All Brands Of Boots.

The choice of floorboards was quite narrow but is getting larger by the month. From Wicked Image, these new Black n’ Billet Sniper rider and passenger floorboards manufactured in California from the finest raw materials, precision machined, black anodized and finished with a high speed machine pass. Designed to fit 80’s and newer FLT Touring […]

Limpnickie Lot Builders New Shirt. To Help You Wrench Better.

You like their bikes and want to show your support to “The Next Generation Of Custom Builders”. Prove it by wearing the new Limpnickie Lot 2011 Tour shirts. In the back, the “New World Domination T-Shirt” shows a US map with a star showing the work location of each of the 35 custom builders of this […]

Jesse James Bidding Good Bye To His Personal Custom Mac Tool Box

West Coast Choppers is closing and Jesse James is selling his Bad Customized Mac Tool Box. At 6 foot tall, 12 foot long and 27″ deep this baby can store all what you will ever need to build a custom, either full blown custom motorcycle or car, but doesn’t necessarily help you become a good […]

Did You Know? Bridgestone Was Also A Motorcycle Manufacturer.

Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest tire and rubber company manufacturing tires for passenger cars, commercial, motorcycles and other diversified products. But after WWII Bridgestone started making clip on engines for bicycles and then became a motorcycle manufacturing company with engines ranging from 50 to 350 cc displacement with the Bridgestone 350 GTR and GTO […]

Black Brute Force For Harley-Davidson Softail And Dyna Models

Yes, black is beautiful and sometimes I wonder why black was not used much on bike parts until these recent years. For a partial or complete black out of your custom motorcycle, Rivera Primo Inc.® now offers its popular Brute IV Extreme™ Open Belt Drives in Matte Black Powdercoat finish.

Chopper Dave And Buddies Riding New York Streets At High Speed

Brooklyn Invitational 2010. Chopper Dave and Mark Nelson with guys from White Knights riding at high speed through the streets of Brooklyn …

Avon Motorcycle Tyres At Sema Preparing To Celebrate 100th Anniversary

The SEMA Show in Las Vegas (the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world) is only a week away, and Avon Motorcycle Tyres will share a brand new 2500 square foot booth with Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels and Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels. Part of the brand new, larger booth presentation […]

Harley-Davidson Pan Neck & Knuckle Neck

Just out of John Grant’s foundry and ready for machining. several cast necks in different flavors. Top left is replica stock Harley Panhead neck. Top right is Panhead neck with lock removed to look like late Knucklehead necks. Bottom left is steel neck raked to 56 degrees (custom order) and a replica Panhead neck in […]

Thug Glide. Best Of Show Biketoberfest Rat’s Hole Show.

If you visit quite a few bike shows like I do, you noticed that the number of participants competing in the Bagger Class is getting bigger and bigger. To the point that in some of them the number of  ultra customized baggers is larger than the number of Bobbers… After more than 20 years where […]

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