Archive for December, 2011

BDL’s New GMA 500 Series Calipers For Harley-Davidson Touring Models

Designed specifically for 2008-2012 H-D Touring models, these high performance billet calipers are CNC machined and assembled at the BDL factory. They provide Bagger riders with all the benefits of cutting edge technology, the finest materials, American craftsmanship and superior performance. Each caliper has solid stopping power and reliability, nice lines and and finish. Available […]

Kustom Kulture. Flake & Flames.

An upcoming Kustom Kulture documentary taking a sneak peak into the world of “Flake & Flames”is currently being produced. It features well known artists like Dirty Donny, COOP, The Pizz, Von Franco, Dan Collins, Bob Spina, Frank Kozik, Robert Kruse, Big P, Pekka Wizz, Blaster, Empire 32, Nefarious and more… A DVD will be elease […]

Freeway Magazine 20th Anniversary.

At a time when so many in the motorcycle industry are struggling, and unfortunately it also includes print magazines, let’s congratulate a magazine in France (of course, no bias…) exclusively dedicated to the American V-Twin Motorcycle, right now celebrating (all types of local wines included in the party) its 20th anniversary. Freeway Magazine was launched […]

Is It The World’s Finest Reusable Motorcycle Oil Filter?

Over 14 years now that K&P Engineering sets the industry standard with oil filter product design and technological advancements. Filter elements are made from medical grade, type 304 stainless steel micronic filter cloth to provide unmatched protection against oil contamination and resultant engine damage. A one inch square of this material flows an incredible 1.9 […]

In ABS Light Case, Woman Sues And Loses Her Case Against Harley-Davidson

It was an interesting legal case because jury decision could have affected production for many motorcycle manufacturers. Background: In 2009 Judy Wilson, 50, was riding on the back of her husband 2008 Road Glide when he crashed and she suffered severe brain damage. She joined her now estranged husband in a lawsuit against Harley-Davidson where […]

Zipper’s Big Bore 88″ Engine Kit For Harley Sportster XR 1200® Models

New from Zipper’s Performance Products, a proven Hammer 88 Kit available for owners of XR1200® model Sportsters®! This big bore stock stroke “square” engine kit develops an excellent balance of torque and horsepower that delivers lots of arm stretching fun (see Dynojet Graphs after the jump.) The kit is supplied with Zipper’s aluminum big bore […]

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New Dual Source Heated Gloves From Harley-Davidson

Riding season should never stop… To extend it, a little help from heated gloves is welcome. These new ones with full-finger warmth will help when the temperature drops. To keep riding comfortably the new Dual-Source Heated Gloves (P/N 98216-12VM, $215) are made from 100 percent leather with tricot fleece lining and a waterproof/breathable aquatex liner […]

Harley-Davidson Offering Voluntary Layoffs

To reduce staff at three plants in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area by about 26 percent or about 250 workers, Harley-Davidson Inc. is offering voluntary layoffs to hourly workers. giving itself flexibility to hire seasonal workers. The deadline is December 23, 2011 after which date involuntary layoffs will be implemented. The layoffs was first announced in […]

Rollin’ Bones Panhead Chop

A majority of my fellow custom builders, as talented as they are, have difficulties or simply don’t like to explain their creations. It’s all in their mind, in their hands, and the creative itinerary to accomplish their work is so complex and wrapped in so many feelings and trials and errors, that for most, describing […]

Brake Light Switch Manifold

To cover and protect your brake light switch, a billet brake line manifold that bolt directly to the rear transmission cover bolts and is designed to be compatible with Big Twin Evo and and TwinCam setups, either left or right side drive.  It fits over your stock brake light switch offering protection and a clean […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

A New Custom Chrome Inc. For 2012: After the resignation of its President & CEO Holher Mohr, CCI owner DAE-IL has reduced CCI’s workforce by about 25 jobs. It includes reduction of collaborators in its road sales force as well as employees based at its headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. Gerry Bruce is the new […]

Image Of The Week. Harley Mini Semi Truck.

2011 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials Yearbook

Every year it takes 3 months to master photographer Scooter Grubb to sort, organize, upload several hundreds of his best photography on his website Scooter Shoots. His 2011 Speed Trials Yearbook includes 336 images of bikes shot at full racing speed. You can pick the image(s) of your choice, then drop him a note with […]

Gift Idea. Knuckle Meat Pounder!

To match your bike knuckle levers or shifter handle, a menacing knuckle meat pounder for her or for him, not to fight in the kitchen but to flatten your food or your steak. This metal meat tenderizer makes the job easier and way more fun. 41/3″H x 2″W x 2¾”D.  May or may not be […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. Donates $50,000 For Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation.

SMRi, owner of the Sturgis Rally federal trademarks,  donated $50,000 to Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation with the proceeds then to be donated to local organizations. The donation is in conjunction with SMRi’s overall goal to give back to the Black Hills, a community that gave birth to and has supported the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for […]

URAL Sidecar And Solo 70th Anniversary Special Edition

In 1941, the Ural Sidecar was created through reverse engineering of the BMW  R 75, with for objective to suit the needs of the Russian Red Army fighting in harsh Russian climate and terrain. The first built sidecars were sent to the front lines in February of 1942 and were used by the troops in […]

Slim JIMS® Oil Filter Wrench

Now available, The new Slim JIMS® Oil Filter Wrench, No. 941. It is the slimmest oil filter wrench on the market. Why? Because this exclusive design makes it much easier to navigate near both the oil cooler and the crankcase position sensor, and allows you more room to work around the exhaust pipes, frame, hoses […]

3 Gift Ideas From Harley-Davidson

1- The new men’s Reflective Skull Waterproof Hoodie (starting at $139) combines all-season comfort with long-term durability. It’s constructed from waterproof seam-sealed 100 percent knit polyester fleece in a new, softer fabric with laminated backing, and features watertight storm cuffs. Guardian Technology at the elbows and shoulders add abrasion resistance, while 3M™ Scotchlite™ Relflective Material […]

Custom Digital Information Gauges For Harley Softail And Dyna 2011-2012

The new Dakota Digital MCL-2011 LED digital information system for CAN bus replaces 2011-up Softail and 2012-up Dyna models with 4-1/2” or 5” tank mount gauges.  It plugs directly into the stock wiring with no modifications needed, installation is a snap. Features are plenty in one compact unit that will fit in the factory opening […]

Round Trip To Germany Custom Magazine Trade And Bike Show

German company Huber Verlag publishes several european magazines, the most well known being Custombike, Dream Machines and Biker News.  Each year the publisher organizes a huge trade and bike show with on-site build-off competition, an event spreading on 4 halls at the “Messe Bad Salzuflen” Although the overall european economy started to slow down, the […]

Roland Sands Design Clarity Line

A Custom Harley For Less Than $10,000. Possible.

If you want to ride a brand new stock Harley under $10,000 the lower-priced Sportsters are an option. But if you want a used Custom Harley for almost the same budget, the one featured here is a good representation of what you could build for yourself. Michael Kamalian from Revolution Manufacturing wanted to show what […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Myrtle Beach Bike Week West? Sonny Copeland of Sonny Productions, a 3-decade organizer of events for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, is working on starting another bike event at the Florence Civic Center dubbed “Myrtle Beach Bike Week West.” The Motorcycle Expo, set for March 2-3 at the Florence Civic Center, is expected to attract about […]

Looking For Gifts from $ 175,000 To $ 8,500,000?

As you can imagine, all day long I receive solicitations for publication. From the polite “I submit this for your consideration” to the arrogant “Tell me when you are going to publish my info”, it goes from the most interesting to the weirdest piece of public relation anyone can receive, most often in English, but […]

Harley-Davidson New Models Will Be More Accessible, Financially And Physically.

It is the way Harley Davidson Inc’s chief operating officer Matt Levatich describes the company next models during a Reuters Global Manufacturing and Transportation Summit. Levatich said the company may consider manufacturing smaller (does not mean scooter size) and less expensive motorcycles. The least expensive bike Harley-Davidson is currently offering is a Sportster priced at […]

Amazing Motorcycle Drifting Skills

His name is Jorian Ponomareff. He started working on his drifting skills  when he was 14 years old. He is available for entertainment during your next event.

Cyril Huze