Archive for February, 2015



Full-Bore Welding. The Reference Book By 2 Of The Best Pros To Weld Like Pros.

If you really love motorcycles, you love metal. And if you have the crazy passion of cutting things apart to make your bike more beautiful and performant, you need to know how to make them safely stick back together… Hobbyist motorcycle builders working in their garage or professionals working in a shop, if you ever […]

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Polaris Acquires Hammerhead Off-Road Vehicles Business

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire HH Investment Limited (”Hammerhead”).  Hammerhead manufactures gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China.  The Company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad® brand, along with maintaining key private label relationships with other OEMs.  The transaction […]

New Küryakyn™ L.E.D. Saddlebag Extensions For Harley-Davidson Touring Models 2014-Up Models

Ready to get the low profile of stretched saddlebags? At a fraction of the cost you can opt for these Küryakyn extensions with the benefit of wraparound auxiliary Run-Turn-Brake L.E.D. lighting for increased visibility. The injection-molded ABS housings measure approximately 24” long x 5” high and feature stainless steel heat shielding for protection from high […]

The Art Of Mechanical Form. (P)ART Exhibition At Harley-Davidson Museum.

The (P)ART showcases 29 carefully staged and artistic photographs dating as early as 1912 that highlight the style of legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts. At Harley-Davidson Museum January 16- May 17, 2015 Top Picture. This is it! – when you speak of motorcycle bumpers. It has everything; appearance, utility, class, and value.” – Harley-Davidson Parts and […]

Full Size Non-Rolling Plastic Motorcycle Kit. Why?

As kids, many of us had fun with Airfix scale plastic model kits. And now a British firm is offering full-size plastic motorcycle kits. Yes. the actual size of a real motorcycle. Peter Manning, the man behind the idea, claims that his kit can be assembled at home by 2 persons in 20 to 30 […]

Joke Of The week

“Father”  he confessed, “it has been one month since my last confession. I had sex  with Fanny Green twice last month.” The priest told the sinner “You  are forgiven. Go out and say three Hail Mary’s.” Soon thereafter, another man entered the confessional. “Father, it has been two  months since my last confession. I’ve had sex […]

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Ex Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer To Be Auctioned Next Month

Mecum Auctions will preside over the sale of the ex-McQueen 1915 Cyclone (serial number 1010A) in Las Vegas March 20-21. Collectors continue to be fascinated with the Cyclone, one of just six known to exist, and may set a new world record of over 1 million dollars. Produced only from 1913 to 1916 by The […]

Switch Your Gear Offer By Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle www.indianmotorcycle.com, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its new “Switch Your Gear” t-shirt trade-in offer. From February 15 – March 31, riders are encouraged to visit their nearest Indian Motorcycle dealer and donate a new or gently used t-shirt from a competing motorcycle brand. In exchange, the t-shirt donor will receive a brand […]

Engine And Transmission Polyurethane Mounting Kit For Harley V-Rod

Knowing that the OE engine and transmission rubber mounts are the weakest link in the V-Rod® drive train, Energy Suspension offers  a more robust, polyurethane engine mounting system for the 2001 to present Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® models.  Energy’s Hyper-Flex™ polyurethane mounts are inserted into a brushed, stainless steel housing, designed to maintain excessive drivetrain movement while […]

Two Professional Build Together A Chopper. It’s A Great One. And They Are Still Friends…

It’s not necessarily an experience I would recommend to other professional custom builders. And anyway, most would refuse to collaborate with a fellow builder, even if he is a personal friend. And for evident reasons. Each builder has his own strong personality and style, his own way to work, to do things, from the most […]

S&S Cycle Project Dragon. A 143” Drag Strip Bagger.

The new T143 S&S Cycle engine cradled in a stock bagger frame with the addition of only high performance very special parts. The Dragon is 90 lbs lighter that the Harley stock configuration and is getting ready for the drag strip.

Thought Of The Day

    Ideals are like stars: You will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. Carl Schurz

Finned Spark Plug/Headbolt Covers

Every detail counts. Drag Specialties is introducing these Spark Plug/Headbolt covers. These die-cast aluminum covers take away the need to buy individual headbolt and spark plug covers by fitting over the entire headbolt and spark plug base, accenting the head area for a truly custom look. Sold as a kit to complete two heads. These […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Today Saturday February 14th is the chance to offer your loved one the reassurance that you really care. Doesn’t matter the token of affection you are going to give to your new date, or treasured spouse. Just find a creative way to make your loved one smile with sparks of love and a surprise…

Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle® Just Unveiled The 2016 Chief Dark Horse. The New Chief With A Bad Boy Attitude.

A few minutes ago, Indian unveiled in Chicago the edgiest member of the Indian® Chief® line-up and the first 2016 model, the Indian Chief Dark Horse™ . It is the raw, powerful, blacked-out from front to end cruiser that was missing until now and that will attract all those bikers loving bikes with a “bad attitude.” […]

Victory Motorcycles First-Ever Motorcycle Brand To Offer A Virtual Ride Experience

Victory Motorcycles is debuting this weekend the first-ever immersive motorcycle brand virtual ride experience at the Chicago Progressive International Motorcycle Show. Using Oculus Rift, tactile transducers, realistic real-time 3D graphics, custom-recorded motorcycle motor audio, throttle control, and a custom motorcycle stand with range of motion, Victory Motorcycles is the first motorcycle brand to offer fans […]

Jesse James. From Custom Motorcycles To Custom Firearms. A Guns Educational TV Show?

You already know that Jesse James loves firearms and maybe saw him on TV firing on the range. Some of you also know that through the website Jesse James Firearms Unlimited (JJFU) he is already selling some of his high-end ($4000 to $5000), hand-crafted (the Nomad Rifle and the Cisco 1911 handgun) and customized guns. He […]

75th Sturgis Rally. Buffalo Chip Announces First 4 Bands Of Music Festival.

Hard Rock. Five Finger Death Punch. A hard-hitting band with crushing metallic grooves and defiant, searing melodies. August 1st. Country Rock. Brantley Gilbert. Outlaw country rock Sunday August 2nd. Classic Rock. Lynrd Skynyrd. The quintessential biker band on Tuesday August 4th. Rock N’ Roll. Hard Rock. Def Leppard. The quintet of rock icons on Friday, […]

RC Components TRUFLO Air Cleaners. Filter Exposed. Breather Ports Hidden.

Difficult to beat these High velocity air cleaners to maximize the required air flow for your engine to breath deeply and be performant. The almost fully exposed K&N filter means business, becomes a major design element and is encased in a billet aluminum housing. The low profile TRUFLO air cleaners are designed to stay close […]

Custom Show Emirates. March 26-28, 2015.

From March 26th to 28th, custom car and motorcycle builders (mostly from Europe) will travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, to show their work during the 3rd edition of the “Custom Show Emirates” The weekend event includes a “Middle East Biker Build-Off” and an […]

Dedication To The Vincent

This very short post just to honor those who rebuild vintage motorcycles and never give up on their dream trip on old iron. Also, a good pretext to publish a very nice Vincent… Recently, an Englishman named Harvey Bowden took his rare Vincent Rapide HRD over to Chicago to drive Route 66. He bought it […]

Paughco Low-Cost Springer Front End Alternative. Only $695.00.

Looking for a cheaper Springer front end with a no frills handcrafted appearance? These Special Springers feature sandblasted steel components and welded-only finish. No polishing and solid half round rear. Result is a lower cost that matters to many. Lengths offered include standard 27” and plus 3” for 30” overall. You also have your choice of […]

Somebody Will Win This 2015 Brand New Victory Magnum Motorcycle. 3 Days Left. Did You Enter?

The official entry period to win this 2015 Victory Magnum Bagger valued at $22,499 starts ends this  coming Saturday February 14, at midnight, EST time. Somebody will win it. And 2015 may be your year! I will give the keys and ride with the winner during the upcoming Daytona Bike Week (March 6-15) Register or […]

Roadsmith Trikes Unveiled Auxiliary Fuel Tank Option For Harley-Davidson Based Trikes

Roadsmith Trikes unveiled an all new auxiliary fuel tank option at the V-Twin Dealer Expo in Cincinnati, and at the Minneapolis Progressive International Motorcycle Show this past weekend. Roadsmith’s new option will be of upmost importance to the touring trike rider, featuring a full 3-gallon fuel capacity and separate filler neck allowing for long distance […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Triumph Motorcycles Is Top Selling European Brand In North American For January 2015. The distinctive British Triumph retro styling mixed with modern technology attracts more and more bikers in North America, outselling all other European brands. During January 2015, Triumph says retail sales in the USA were up 66 percent over the same month in […]

Black Rapture Line For Your Harley-Davidson Bagger.

More options to customize your Harley Bagger. These parts are very classy as expected from Carl Brouhard Designs. All the Rapture parts are made of 6061 Billet Aluminum and are now offered in black anodize finish. This high quality line features the Elite Edge front and rear floorboards, foot controls and pegs, brake & shifter arms […]



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