Archive for March, 2015



Enter To Win The 2015 Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes Motorcycle and Guitar

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has teamed up with Victory Motorcycles, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Epiphone Guitar and AMSOIL to give one lucky Buffalo Chip fan their own 2014 Victory Gunner, customized by renowned builder Cory Ness. This one-of-a-kind low-profile hot rod features a solid pro-stock rear section, a stout front end, loads of rock ‘n’ roll […]

Thought Of The Day

  “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”  Hannah More

Extended Float Bowl Screws For Easy Tuning & Service

You know that the carburetor controls the ratio of the fuel/air mixture entering the engine and that the float controls the amount of fuel that enters the float chamber, restricting or cutting off the supply by its settings. Sooner or later you may need to do a jet change while tuning your carb or having […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

For The 1st Time Sturgis To Open City Park To Vendors During The 75th Rally. Sturgis city officials have announced there will be vendors and motorcycle shows and exhibitions in the Sturgis City Park during this year’s rally. It will include motorcycle stunt shows, freestyle motocross, motorcycle shows, family friendly music concerts, etc. The Sturgis […]

Artist and Designer Steve Soffa Creates Licensed Official Sturgis 75th Anniversary Timepieces and Jewelry Collection

The Sturgis 75th Anniversary Rally is August 3-9, 2015. Expect a deluge of commemorative souvenirs. This week, award-winning artist and jewelry designer Steve Soffa debuts a new licensed line of Sturgis 75th Anniversary Commemorative timepieces and jewelry to celebrate the notable anniversary year of the rally. The new collectable line boasts creative interpretations of the […]

Exile Cycles’ Racy Harley Rocker

Although discreet on the show tour, Russell Mitchell at Exile Cycles is extremely busy creating custom bikes built from the ground up in a style that belongs only to him and also designing new bolt-on parts for customers opting for the Harley make-over. Russell tells me that half of his shop work is “scratch-built” bikes […]

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2015. Daytona Bike Week. Views From The Boardwalk Bike Show.

(Photography @ Horst Roesler, @ Regina Graf Springer, @ Manfred Graf for Cyril Huze)

The Many Mini LED Light Options For Baggers By Eddie Trotta

If you hate your Bagger’s bulky lights flashing like a Christmas tree, you may like these front and rear LED’s low profile light options offered by Eddie Trotta at Thunder Cycle. For Harley Davidson Road King, Street Glide, and Ultra Glide models, you can replace the front stock giant signal lights with Eddie Trotta’s “Turn […]

Picture Of The Week

Indian Motorcycles repairs shop (source unknown)

Handlebar Switch Wiring Harness To Run High Bars On 2014-Up Harley Baggers

After looking at the 2014 Bagger models, custom electric components company NAMZ realized that even with the new smaller sized 4-position handlebar switch connections, there should be an easier way to fish switch wiring through the bars, especially if you equip your Bagger with tall handlebars. Their brand new, NHCX-CB14 CAN/Bus Handlebar Switch Wiring Harness […]

35 Custom Builders Bare All At 2015 Sturgis Michael Lichter’s “Naked Truth Exhibition”

Feats of mechanical engineering showing the creative design skills of 35 Custom Builders will await you at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2015 “Motorcycles as Art” exhibition presented by famed photographer Michael Lichter’s. Named “The Naked Truth” , 35 motorcycles representing 35 years of custom building will be featured in this exhibition laying bare the raw […]

The Feline One. The Most Expensive Limited Production Motorcycle?

Being the most expensive in your category is one way to do business. In this case, the price is US$280,000 asked by a Switzerland-based company for its just unveiled very futuristic high-tech motorcycle, The Feline One. The model is a combo of the most expensive materials, titanium, carbon, aerospace aluminum and very fine leather. The […]

J&P Cycles Opening Year-Round Sturgis Retail Center

After years of J&P Cycles holding down fort in Sturgis, South Dakota in the weeks before, during and after the yearly Sturgis Rally, a permanent, year-round retail center will open its doors in June 2015. The facility, located at 1650 Lazelle Street, will be undergoing a facelift prior to its opening and while the square […]

The Lucky Cat SprintBeemer. The Custom Bike With 9 Lives.

A custom motorcycle is never finished. And if it’s a custom motorcycle for both show and race, the Lucky Cat Garage will tell you that it may take 9 lives to complete it. A bike to compete both in bike show competitions and on the track? The idea behind the SprintBeemer featured here was to build […]

2015 Daytona Bike Week. To Combat The Winter Blahs With Comforting Aaahhhs (Part 2)

People, from top. Willie G. & son Bill Davidson. Cyril Huze at Rossmeyer’s. Cory Ness. Bert Baker. Cyril Huze with unknown and Willie Jones at Willie’s Chopper Time Show. Jim Nasi (Photography @ Horst Roesler, @ Regina Graf Springer, @ Manfred Graf for Cyril Huze)

Indian Motorcycle Recalls Some 2015 Model Year Scout For Rear Brake Issue

Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2015 Scout motorcycles manufactured May 12, 2014, to February 13, 2015. Due to a problem with the rear brake master cylinder, the motorcycles may have a reduction in, or a complete loss of rear brake power. A full or partial loss of rear braking power may […]

The Adjustable Holy Shift. Shifting Gear Ergonomics Improved.

The ways we shift gears on a motorcycle didn’t change much during a century. A step forward may be the Holy Shift, the world’s first and only shifter that adjusts on the fly to the individual rider …. and the size of his shoes. Holy Shift addresses the shifting gear ergonomics in a way never […]

Jokes Of The Week. About Little Harry.

LITTLE HARRY ON MATH (Part 1) A teacher asks her class, ‘If there are 5 birds sitting on a fence, and you shoot one of them, how many will be left ?’ She calls on little Harry. He replies, ‘None, they will all fly away with the first gunshot.’ The teacher replies, ‘The correct answer […]

Daytona Bike Week. The Perewitz Ultimate Custom Motorcycle Paint Show.

On Wednesday March 11, 2015, at Destination Daytona Harley Pavilion, Dave and Jody Perewitz hosted the 1st Daytona Perewitz Custom Motorcycle Paint Show. The show was open to all brands, models and styles of motorcycles with a selected team of custom painters judging each paint job (not the motorcycle itself). The Best Of Show was […]

Daytona Bike Week. Allstate Unveiled New Custom Motorcycle By Arlen Ness Inc. And Rick Fairless.

Allstate Unveiled A New Custom Motorcycle, a collaboration between Arlen Ness, Inc. and Rick Fairless. The custom Allstate Victory Gunner bike is this year’s grand prize for the sixth annual Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes. The bike features Ness-signature parts and a custom paint job by Fairless. Notable features also include Ness billet grips, pegs and side […]

Harley-Davidson Lays Off 169 Workers At Its Kansas City Facility

Harley-Davidson Inc. informed the state of Missouri that it will lay off 169 employees before May 11 at its vehicle and powertrain operations of Kansas City. The layoff represents 21% of the total of 800 employees currently employed at the local facilities where the Harley Street, Dyna and V-Rod models are produced. The most recent […]

2015 Daytona Bike Week. To Combat The Winter Blahs with Comforting Aaahhhs (Part 1)

Phantom Fender Kits for 21″, 23″, & 26″ Wheels For Victory Cross Touring Models

The desire to adapt a tall front wheel on a touring bike is not limited to Harley riders. RC Components has a line of Phantom Fender Kits for 21″, 23″, & 26″ wheels for 2010-Up Victory Cross touring models. These fenders are low profile, made of 16 gauge steel, pre-drilled, sold with all necessary hardware, […]

Multi-tool Bracelet That You Can Customize

A multi-tool that you can wear on your wrist is a pretty good idea. This tread bracelet is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that include 2 to 3 functional tools each, making a total of 25 usable features like box wrenches and screwdrivers available at a moment’s notice. And it’s […]

Victory Magnum Sweepstakes. And The Winner Is … Mike Carter.

On February 17th, Mike Carter (left on top picture, posing with the Daytona Dealer Regional Marketing Manager Nate Cheeley) was ramdomly computer picked as the winner of the 2015 Cyril Huze Post/Victory Magnum Sweepstakes. Participants could register every day during the 6-week long contest, but Mike won after registering only one time on January 4th! I […]

New Metzeler 888 MARATHON™ ULTRA 120/55R26 Triple 8 Custom Bagger Tire Available In April In The USA

METZELER celebrates 20 years of Custom V-Twin tire manufacturing with the launch of a new 26 inch front tire size added to its ME 888 MARATHON™ ULTRA line. It will be available in April in the USA. This new front tire size has been designed specifically for baggers and custom bikes, allowing customizers to enjoy […]



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