Archive for January, 2017

Custom Builder Yuri Shif Remembers Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

The oldest among you may remember, even if you were just a little kid. On April 12, 1961 the Russian spacecraft Vostok 1 was launched with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard. He became the first human to travel into space and the first to orbit the earth. The Space Race between the Soviet Union and the […]

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Meat Hook Foot Pegs

Looks like all aftermarket part companies want serrated pegs in their catalogs. The game is to offer a unique design interpretation. These new ones, as the name “Meat Hook” implies, offer an excellent grip on your shoes. They are at home on any Harley Dyna, FXR or Sportster that is aggressively ridden . Light weight […]

Thought Of The Day

        “Being busy in effective pursuit of your passion is one of the keys to happiness.” Connor Young

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Harley-Davidson’s European Battle Of the Kings

For the 3rd annual Harley-Davidson custom competition, European dealers were given the task to craft a custom-built Dark Custom Sportster Iron 883 or a Forty-Eight or Roadster. Fans can vote online for their favorite entry, which will create a short list for each region or country. Then, the overall champion will be determined by a […]

Lowered Fork Spring Kit For 2017 Harley-Davidson FL Touring Models

Progressive Suspension has expanded their Lowered Fork Spring Kit offering by adding the new 2017 FL Touring models to their lineup. The Fork Spring Kits soak up the small road bumps, yet are firm enough to absorb the molar-rattling ones. The spring rates have been chosen to reduce front end “dive” during braking, yet still […]

Fred Kodlin Just Unveiled A New Custom Sportster At Italy Motor Bike Expo.

At 10 am local time this Friday morning, the 2017 Italy International Motor Bike Expo (MBE) started to welcome the 160,000 expected visitors eager to see all weekend the new manufacturers’ models, to visit the more than 600 exhibitors and the 4 halls dedicated to the custom motorcycle industry. A huge exposure for all builders […]

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Joke Of The Week

On a bitterly cold winter morning a husband and wife were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say, “We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snow ploughs can get through.” So the […]

2017 Slugger Pegs By Nash Motorcycle Co.

Nash Motorcycle released a revamped version of their original Slugger Pegs. Same overall design but that you can now mount right to your stock peg mounts. 5 1/2” long overall length gives you a short but comfortable fit with the rolled end locking in your foot. Made from 100% aluminum with steel inserts for strength. […]

Samurai Concept Motorcycle

We know the Zen philosophy and aesthetic applied to art, architecture, furniture, food and many other disciplines. But what about the Zen principles applied to Japanese factory motorcycles to make them look basic, simple, graceful, unbound by convention? It’s easy to recognize Italian design in its different expressions, including in motorcycle design. But it’s a […]

First Ace Cafe In the U.S. Scheduled To Open In Downtown Orlando Spring 2017. Job Fair To Hire 175.

Looking for a gig? Ace Cafe Orlando, the first outpost of the iconic London, England-based motor-diner, is bringing 175 new jobs to Central Florida and will host a job fair later this month. A beacon to English motorcyclists for decades, the Ace Cafe has become a global cultural phenomenon, and is about to bring that same […]

Zipper’s Performance Parts For The Indian Scout. 15 Extra HP. 17 Extra FT/LB Torque.

Sold individually or packaged as a Zipper’s Kit with a pre-mapped Power Commander tuner, Zipper’s now offers products to significantly improve performance and sound of the Indian Scout and Indian Scout Sixty.It includes: 1- Premium 4” SuperZip mufflers. They feature a louvered baffle design that promotes early and mid-range torque, while allowing maximum HP at […]

30th Anniversary Annual Donnie Smith Show. More Custom Bikes, Cars, Parts and Tattoos.

In its 30th year, the Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show  presented by Dennis Kirk is the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. The show draws some of the nation’s most prestigious brands, top competitors and tens of thousands to the RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. It is widely known as the […]

Settlement Reached In “Sturgis Rally Week” Infringement Case

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (“SMRi”) has reached a settlement in its trademark infringement litigation against Kent Mortimer and his companies, which arose out of misuse of SMRi’s STURGIS trademarks. “After months of negotiations, two mediations, and over two years of litigation in federal court, we are pleased to settle this case,” Dean Kinney, chairperson of […]

Open Letter From The Founders Of Motus About The Demise Of Victory Motorcycles

The Victory and Pontiac Effect. “This Motus rides like a dream, but will they be around in 5 years? We hear that a lot. And, it’s a fair question. Customers buying a Victory in 2016 or a Pontiac in 2007 probably didn’t consider their purchase risky from those brands. But, why not? As entrepreneurs, patriots, motorcycle nuts, we are […]

Solo Seats For Sportster Models

Riding alone just got a whole lot more comfortable with these Solo Front Seats from Drag Specialties Seats. These seats are made from high-quality automotive-grade vinyl and molded flexible urethane foam for durability that remains comfortable for years to come. The carpeted seat bottom ensures a perfect fit that won’t damage your ride’s paint. Available […]

For Pockets Lovers. The New Harley-Davidson Synthesis Pocket System Leather Jacket.

Clever tactical pockets make it easy to travel light and stay organized in the new Harley Men’s Synthesis Pocket System Leather Jacket  (P/N 98118-17VM, from $475.00*) This mid-weight cowhide motorcycle jacket features two large exterior pockets which unzip to reveal a total of six additional pockets, including two waterproof phone pockets. Unzip the jacket to […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Smaller Polaris Sprit Lake Workforce. Following January 15th Polaris decision of winding down Victory motorcycles operations to strengthen its position in the powersports industry, a much smaller Spirit Lake Workforce is expected, Polaris will eliminate first temporary positions, then gradually reduce the number of full time workers by not replacing personnel lost through retirement or […]

LADD. Krugger’s Vintage Style Shovelhead Racer.

Belgium Fred “Krugger” Bertrand is a well known custom builder with a strong reputation for being a problem solver, both in terms of motorcycle design and engineering. Never afraid to challenge conventionalism and to explore the unfamiliar, his creations are always very unique, getting him plebiscited by his fellow builders when he competes in the […]

Classic Motorcycles. The Art Of Speed.

Just released, Classic Motorcycles. The Art Of Speed is the story of the most groundbreaking motorcycles of the past century. It compiles the best of the best machines from the legendary marques still alive or defunct. From Triumph to Harley-Davidson to Vincent to Ducati to BMW to Indian, but also less known like Thor, Mitchell, […]

Thought Of The Day

        “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis

Solo Saddlebags With Fuel Bottle Holder

Your gas tank may belong to the peanut category or even bigger the gas station may still be far away. Instead of a regular saddlebag, you may prefer one including a fuel bottle holder. I know, some may prefer to fill it up with whatever, but it’s your choice. These solo saddlebags are available for […]

Italian Motorcycles Manufacturer Mondial Is Back With The Hipster Model

With the slogan “Get Going Again”, Italian brand FB Mondial is back in business and is launching The Hipster, a 4-stroke motorcycle offered in 125 cc and 250 cc. The original FB Mondial (FB stands for the 2 brothers Fratelli and Boselli) was a motorcycles manufacturer (1948-1979) well known for its high-quality sporting motorcycles and […]

Flashback. 1927 Indian Scout 45

Originally designed by Charles B. Franklin, and introduced as a 1920 model, the Scout rivaled the Chief as Indian’s most important model. In 1927, with the Scout 45, the engine went from 37 cubic inch or 610 cc to 45 cubic inch or 740 cc. The reason for engine displacement increase was the strong competition […]

Arlen Ness 10-Gauge Primary Cover

It will replace the Harley stock outer primary on all 2007-up Touring models. It’s a multi-piece design for easy visual inspection and driveline maintenance. As almost always with Ness parts, the “10-Gauge” theme of this cover can be extended all over your bike with multiple other custom parts. Available in black or chrome and sold […]

JIMS® Shift Pedal Shaft Bushing Tool


Harley-Davidson FLH touring models with heel toe shifting on the inner primary case seem to be notorious for rattling due to vibration from worn shifter shaft bushings.  The typical service life of the shifter shaft bushings is 20,000 miles or less. Once the bushings are worn and the shifter starts rattling, wear is increased on […]

Managing Wind. Kuryakyn Lower Triple Tree Wind Deflectors For Indian And Victory Models.

Some custom parts, if not sexy, are quite effective at improving your riding comfort. Managing wind is the objective of these Kuryakyn Lower Tree  Deflectors. They redirect downward wind and water passing through the forks and noticeably reduce noise levels, moisture and turbulent upward airflow between the tank and fairing. These Triple Tree Wind Deflectors […]



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