Archive for October, 2011

Ol’ Number 37 Bike

In his southwest of St Louis, MO  Rods & Rides shop, Thomas Denver Ward (call him TD) and crew build, re-build and customize very cool classic cars, trucks, hot rods and motorcycles.  For bikes, they have a special affection for Board Track Racers and Bobbers, almost all using drop seat frames provided under their design […]


Harley Versus Indian. It Could Get Ugly…

For twenty years, Harley & Indian enthusiasts in Australia have been recreating the rivalry that was so much a part of motorcycling in the Twenties, Thirties, and Forties of the last century. In 2011, that rivalry was brought to America where the bikes were built. The 2011 Harley Versus Indian Race was a success. The […]

Spectro Oils

Rinehart Bagger Classic Dual Exhaust With Power Pack

Get rid of the tuck and under look and go back to classic looks with this set of 4” Classic Duals that come with the Rinehart Power Pack fuel tuner which has been optimized for these pipes. Plug it in, select a map and go! • Programmable fuel tables • Software and USB cable included […]

Progressive Suspension

2011 Halloween…

Update On the Legal Battle Over The Sturgis And Black Hills Rally Trademarks

You asked me over and over what was the status of the litigation opposing merchants to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc (SMRI) owner of the 2 trademarks Sturgis Rally and Black Rally and a couple of other variations. First, regarding the lawsuit in Federal Court between Rushmore Photo and SMRI, both parties are waiting for […]

Historic Brands Moto Shirts

If you are looking for a couple of exclusive motorcycle themed classy tee shirts that your buddies will probably never wear because they don’t know where to get them (until today…), there is a guy called Bill Muneio whose passion is to design commemorative graphic logos about brands most of you have never heard about. […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Lee Hartung Amazing Vintage Motorcycles Collection

During 60 years, Lee Hartung collected, collected, collected… Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time travels to Chicago to help America Auctions go through the coveted Lee Hartung collection. First Day looking through it and Dale pulls out 5 motorcycles to get them running. Auction of these machines and many others is November 3-5, 2011 in Glenview, Illinois. […]

2011 Hoka Hey Challenge GPS Speed Tracking. Disabled?

In another possible twist regarding the elimination of the top 11 finishers because they were speeding, I received the comment/email below. Author : Chris Hines:  “I was interviewed by the Durhams about GPS system that we supply and was told ver batam that it would not be used for speed at all! We wrote a program that […]

Jesse James Will Battle The Teutuls In 2 American Chopper TV Shows In December

On May 15, 2011 I broke the news that Jesse James would return to TV in a 3-way build-off with the Teutuls, Paul Jr. and Paul Sr. This afternoon, Jesse just confirmed to me that the face-off will be “live” on 2 consecutive nights on the Discovery Channel, December 5 and 6, 2011 both shows […]

1894 Roper Steam-Powered Motorcycle. New World’s Record Auction Price?

It will be interesting to observe if in these economic recession times, one of the world’s oldest motorcycles is able to establish a new world record price for a motorcycle sold at auction. This 1894 Roper Steam-Powered is one of two built by Sylvester Roper of Roxbury, Massachusetts one of the first auto manufacturers in […]

Even A Speed King Needs Cool Brakes

Custom Builder Jeff Cochran, a.k.a. SpeedKing. just released a full line of braking products called “Rush Hour Racing” A faithful to brakes brand Wilwood, all his brackets were designed around the Wilwood single and double 4-piston calipers but will accept many others with 3.5″ distance between ear mounts like Performance Machine, JayBrake, Midwest, DNA, etc… All […]

Job Opening For Experienced Custom Builder

Fellow custom Builder Ralph Randolph, owner of Knockout Motorcycle Co. in Mesa, Arizona. is looking for a good bike builder with experience. Description of requirements to apply follows after the jump.

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

New Official Sturgis Rally Magazine To Be Offered Nationwide. Feeling that much more can be done to attract bikers to the August rally and to try reverse a steady decline in attendance during these last 5 years, the Sturgis City Council approved the idea of a magazine going nationwide in 600 stores. The magazine will […]

First 26″ Wire Wheel By Sinister.

The 26″ diameter front wheel is the new bad boy of the custom motorcycle industry. Seen on baggers and other radical contraptions, very few different designs were available, and nowhere could you find a 26″ wire wheel, until today… Sinister is launching the first and only 26″ Big Fat Daddy Wire Wheel, available in stainless […]

Kamome Sprinter Custom Harley-Davidson

The shop. Warr’s of London, Europe’s oldest official Harley-Davidson dealership. The client, Iconic Japanese Denim Label Evisu, specialized reproducing painted vintage-style jeans on old machinery. The builder and designer, Charlie Stockwell who at Warr’s London, who loves to build classically inspired one-off Harleys. Latest work, the Kamome Springer, a darkened harmonic combination of past vintage […]

Custom Chrome Black Book

Somebody had to do it. And Custom Chrome is the first one. A Black Book where you will only find  black custom parts, powdercoated or anodized, from engines and intakes to wheels to foot and hand controls to suspension, lighting and hardware. Black is the most powerful “color trend” of the industry since chrome was […]

Win a 1936 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead

This is a great offer for a worthwhile cause. Each ticket purchase for this raffle helps keep the “Wheels Through Time Museum” running. The Museum 9th annual raffle to win this gorgeous 1936 Harley-Davidson EL  61c.i. Knucklehead will be held November 12, 2011. 1 ticket $10.00. 3 tickets $20.00. You don’t need to be present to win. […]

New For 2012. Progressive Suspension Softail Shocks With Remote Adjustable Preload.

Tucked under your Softail chassis it has never been easy to access and adjust the pair of shocks to changing loads or to the addition of a passenger. Reason why most don’t even bother to do it. For 2012 Progressive Suspension, America’s Premier Manufacturer Of Motorcycle Suspension, is launching the high performance 422 Series Softail […]

69th International Motorcycle Show. Milano November 8-13, 2011

For my european readers, a reminder that this important show features all the leading manufacturers, not only Italian, and a selection of some of the top european custom builders. Over 500,000 visitors (you read correctly) are expected to attend this 69th edition. To focus only on customizers, you will get a chance to see from […]

SuperTrapp Industries Has Acquired All JayBrake Assets

Hawg Wired Hires Motorcycle Industry Veteran Kurt Peterson As VP Of Sales & Marketing

Peterson’s initial focus will be on Dealer Sales and Distribution Networks Globally as well as Media Relations, Advertising, Event and Market Presence and Market Research. Peterson brings with him over 18 years of experience and education in the industry. A U.S. Army Veteran, Peterson has built a successful career in sales, marketing, customer support and […]

Thunderbike R-Odynamic. German Performance Genes.

Thunderbike Germany is one of the 3 european official Harley-Davidson dealers leaning the most towards custom work. Not only using genuine Harley parts, but also their own proprietary line of after-market parts for V-Rod, Softail, Dyna and Touring models and yes, also for metric bikes, mainly Suzuki and Yamaha, 2 brands extremely popular on the […]

Harley-Davidson Recall. Rear Brake Switch And Lamp On 09-12 Touring And Trike Models

Potential Number of Units Affected: 250,757. Summary: On certain models year 2009-2012 Touring, CVO Touring and trikes manufactured from June 6, 2008 through September 16, 2011, the rear brake light switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system. Consequence: The excessive heat may cause the switch to not activate or activate the […]

The Lone Star Rally November. 3-6, 2011. The Largest Weekend Rally In The US.

It makes sense that Galveston Island, Texas serves as home to the epic Lone Star Rally event that attracts hundreds of thousands of motorcycling visitors. The biker spirit as seafarers of the open road is certainly kin to the early settlers and explorers who have also called Galveston home. From November 3rd – 6th the Island […]

10 Concept Motorcycles. Wow.

1- The ParaMotor Trike (Designer Zvezdan Nedeljkovic) whose passions are motorcycles, flying and designing. An ultra light electric vehicle morning from a scooter to a paragliding trike. 2- Hyundai Concept (Designer: Min Seong Kim) Made up of materials that stretch and contract just like your muscles do and enables steering without any kind of controls. […]

Indianapolis V-Twin Dealer Show Launches The Ultimate Dealer Only Bike Show

At the inaugural American V-Twin Dealer Show, co-located with the 2012 Indianapolis Dealer Expo at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis February 17-19, 2012 there will be an “Ultimate Bike Show”, a dealer-only custom bike show. Custom bikes will be displayed prominently at the entrance of the American V-Twin Dealer Show. Competing for exhibitors and […]



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