Archive for September, 2016

Racks For Harley Touring Models

A rack for your tour pack and maybe a set for your saddlebags may be very very practical for your vacation long ride. Metalsport has you covered to hold your extra luggages and accessories. Both the tour pack and side bags racks are offered in chrome or black. Tour Rack rack is $285.35. Same price for […]

2015 Motor Vehicle Crash Data. Increase In Motorcyclist Fatalities.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) released 2015 data concerning motor vehicle crashes and fatalities. This data also included information on motorcyclist fatalities. The data comes from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) as well as the National Automotive Sampling System and General Estimates System. The information provides an overall measure of highway safety, […]

2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 2 Results.

Yesterday September 11, rider #93, Scott Jacobs crashed his 1915 H-D after hitting gravel on the pavement along the route. He will need surgery and his wife Sharon is at his side (photo of Sharon & Scott before start). Riders pull out of Morgantown WV on day 3. There are only 30 riders left in […]

Brough Superior Renaissance. Introducing The 2016 Brough SS100.

They are born again brands. Triumph, Norton, Indian, MV Augusta among others. And now Brough Superior. The renaissance can be the effort of a few men or of a big corporation. It doesn’t matter. As motorcycle lovers we can only wish them success. After 3 years of designing, of prototyping, of road testing, of jumping […]

2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Grand Start In Atlantic City And Stage 1.

(with the contribution of Felicia Morgan) The 2016 event marks the fourth Motorcycle Cannonball race since 2010. The first ride required pre-1915 cycles; in 2012 the cutoff was 1929, while the 2014 ride called for pre-1936 cycles. This year the transcontinental ride is reserved to pre-1917 machines and is named the coast to coast Race Of […]

The Nash Baguette Tool Bag

On the road you can’t avoid mechanical issues, but you can prevent aggravation when you carry the most common tools. The Baguette Tool Bag is exactly what you need for those unpredictable and annoying situations. Looking good thanks to its unique shape, small enough to not alter the look of any bike, but big enough […]

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Cast Aluminum Gas Caps For 1986-Up Harley-Davidson Models

Casting is the original and most widely used method of forming aluminum into products. This process is back in force to produce motorcycle parts, especially when you want to give your bike a retro vibe. These 2 Lowbrow gas cap models, the Competition and the Tri-Bar Spinner replace the quite boring Harley factory gas cap […]

2016 AIMExpo Championship Of The Americas

In 2015, the AIMExpo created The Championship of the Americas, a world class bike show focused on builders from all. This year again (October 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando) the winner will get a coveted entry, plus expenses, to represent the Americas win the 2018 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike […]

Exile Cycles 20th Anniversary Party. Aiding the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

I can’t believe that it’s already 10 years ago that I joined Russell Mitchell and crew in Los Angeles to celebrate Exile Cycles 10th anniversary. The 20th anniversary bash will take place on Sunday October 9th 2016 from 11am to 5pm at the old Western Town inside Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, California. This is […]

Pre-Launch Of Baker Grudge Box Transmission Builder’s Kit. Tougher Than Tough.

Baker Drivetrain is announcing the launch of the new Grudge Box Builder’s Kit described as “a more durable than Harley stock 6-speed transmission, tightly tuned and tough under late model power of 2007 and later Softail & Touring models and 2006 and later Dyna models (a Strip version is also available.) No case modifications are […]

First Customized Indian Scout With Kuryakyn By John Shope Sprint Line

Due to its popular success, lots of Indian Scouts are sitting in custom builders’ shops for radical makeovers. And a lot of owners with more limited customization budgets are craving for custom parts they can bolt-on themselves on their ride. Hence a plethora of new custom parts sought after as much abroad where the Scout […]

RCX Exhaust 4.5” Slip-on Mufflers For 2017 Harley Touring Models

RC Components has just released the new RCX Exhaust 4.5” Slip-on Mufflers for 2017 HD Touring models. These new mufflers are truly unique in design while offering an incredibly deep and smooth exhaust tone. Each muffler features a full length 4.5″ diameter muffler body with a precision tuned 3 inch stepped core baffle. This unique […]

New Fairing Mounted Mirrors From Bahn™

Conceived for use on Harley-Davidson® Rushmore batwing fairings, these new Bahn mirrors not only add style but also, and more importantly, maximize your field of visionth asks to their wider profile than stock. The contoured mirror heads are forged from premium 6061 aluminum and meet DOT-compliant size standards at 5’’ wide x 3-1/8’’ tall. A […]

Postcards From Croatia Bike Week

Yes, there is a Croatia Bike Week and it has been running during the last 22 years! After the horrible war of independence that effectively ended in August 1995 with a decisive victory of Croatia, this small country of 4.25 million at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean has fully recovered […]

History In The Making. Racing Debut Of The New Indian FTR750 At The Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Racing.

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, confirmed yesterday that on Sunday September 25th, its all-new Indian Scout FTR750 race bike will make its racing debut on at the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Race in Santa Rosa, California. The race takes place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley […]

Harley-Davidson Suing Online Clothing Retailer For Trademark And Copyright Violations

Harley-Davidson is suing California-based GearLaunch, Inc. and 6 associated businesse – Gear Harley, TeeKiwi, TeeFuny, TeeSeason, Biker’s Corner and TeeDig – for trademark counterfeiting, infringement and dilution, cybersquatting, copyright infringement and unfair competition. Harley alleges the companies have sold 15,627 pieces of clothing that infringe on Harley’s logos. In particular, Harley said the clothing utilized […]

15 Reasons To Attend Las Vegas BikeFest September 29 – October 2, 2016

1. Chance to win a brand new motorcycle!  We are giving away four bikes in four days!** (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN) 2. $1,000 Shopping Spree Giveaway on Thursday!** 3. FREE BEER on Thursday, Friday & Saturday night!** 4. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes will be given away during the rally!** 5. Free shuttle is back […]

The Saga Of Ethanol E15 Continues

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) informed its members that it appears that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPS) is reviving the 4-gallon minimum fuel purchase at blender pumps that dispense both E10 and E15. Everybody thought that this issue was put to rest in 2012! As part of its E15 “Misfueling Mitigation Program”, the EPA […]

Winter Is Coming… How To Cold Start A Lithium-Ion Battery.

Lithium-ion batteries have a unique cold starting procedure. To show you how it’s done, a Twin Power lithium-ion battery is placed in the freezer overnight to simulate a cold weather situation. Then was installed in a 2015 HD Harley Street Glide…

Not A Joke

True story from Australia… A woman was flying from Melbourne to Brisbane. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sydney. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would re-board in 50 minutes. Everybody got off the plane except one lady who […]

Evil Ethel. A High Octane Victory Customized By Who?

Launched in February as a Modern American Muscle model, the 2017 Victory Octane is not only a rush of adrenaline when you ride it, but also a great platform for customization. Quite a few pro-custom builders are currently working on it with the objective to reinforce its agressive stance, most of them logically choosing the […]

Premium Copper Braided Lines

In the next couple of years, a lot of custom bikes are going to feature copper throttle cables, brake and clutch lines. You can source them at Magnum Shielding, a company that has been a Tier-1 Harley-Davidson P&A supplier since 1992. These copper lines, cables and hoses are sold with polished chrome or black plated […]

Shinya Kimura About The Art Of Custom Motorcycle Engineering

In Sturgis The Flying Piston Custom Builders Breakfast Raised Tech Education Funds

The Flying Piston produces charitable events to assist in raising awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. During the 76th Sturgis rally, the second annual Flying Piston was held at The Buffalo Chip CrossRoads and brought together custom builders, industry veterans and regular riders together to benefit the next generation. Invited […]

Hear The Awesome Sound Of The RCX Exhaust 2-Into-1 Header System By RC Components

This 2-into1 header system performs at the top of its class by offering big power and awesome styling. The one-of-a-kind design of the RCX 2-into-1 exhaust features a multi-stepped header that flows into a chambered collector creating massive low and mid range torque. Tying this system all together is a large full-body 4.5” diameter muffler which […]

Kenny Roberts Jr. Named “AIMExpo Champion” For 2016 Event This October 13-16

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced that second generation road-racing legend Kenny Roberts Jr. has been selected with the coveted distinction of being “AIMExpo Champion” for the 2016 event, which will take place October 13-16 from the North Hall of Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Roberts is the newest addition to AIMExpo’s […]

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