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Classic Style Fender Rails For Your Harley Bagger

Restore your rear fender to the classic look of early Glide models with Fender Rails. Available in chrome or black finishes, these heavy-duty rails are constructed from steel and mount easily with existing hardware. Designed to fit 84-08 FLT, FLHS, FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHR, FLHRC and 98-03 FLTR models, as well as 09-15 FLHR, FLHRC, […]

Zipper's Kits For New Bikes

Brat Style Yamaha XS650

Another bike illustrating what young people who want to ride can build in their garage while still being able to pay their student loan and/or first car. “Bolas Púrpura” (Purple Balls!) is a 1981 Yamaha XS650 Special rebuilt in the Japanese Brat style. The factory bike was completely disassembled and everything was sand blasted and […]

Spectro Oils

Akrapovič Exhaust Systems For Harley-Davidson. Performance Built Into Custom Designs With Adjustable Sound Levels.

Akrapovič was founded in Slovania in 1990 by former racer Igor Akrapovič, when he found there were no exhausts readily available to meet the high technical demands of motorsport. Akrapovič rapidly achieved a string of race successes across all motorsport disciplines, first with motorcycles then with cars. It is from this success that Akrapovič started […]

Progressive Suspension

New Harley-Davidson Red Brake Calipers To Make A Bold And High Performance Statement

You see them on expensive sport cars. And I must say that it is a good idea fro Harley-Davidson to offer them as a direct replacement for original equipment calipers. Manufactured from the same components, these calipers are finished in brilliant red high-temperature paint that looks great on a stock motorcycle, or adds the finishing […]

Postcards From Custombike 10th Anniversary Show In Bad Salzuflen, Germany

During the weekend of December 5-7, Publisher Huber-Verlag Group (5 motorcycle magazines) held its 10th anniversary trade fair and bike show at the Messe of Bad Salzuflen in Germany. A record triple record of attendance for exhibitors, visitors and builders with 900 custom bikes spread on 4 halls competing for 16 trophies. A few images […]

Mini Bolt-On Turn Signals With Powerful LED Lights

We all want turn signals as small and as visible as possible when they are used. And the possibility to install them wherever we want without altering the aesthetics of our bikes. These ones are discreet, clean looking, and can be bolted on your forks, or fender struts or … without spacers or adapters necessary. […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Ducati Typhoon 900 SS Redesigned In Great Britain

For those not familiar with the Ducati models, until 1997 when sales declined due to the popularity of the Ducati Monster and Ducati Superbike lines, the 900SS was simply considered the best street bike that the Italian manufacturer has ever built. The fastest street-legal twin, not far off the standards set by Japanese 750 fours. […]

What’s New At 2015 Orlando AIMExpo. Interview With V-Twin Director Bob Kay.

Created 2 years ago with for objective to become the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for powersports in the U.S., the Orlando AIMExpo has had already a big impact on the way the motorcycling industry is doing business. The 2 main reasons […]

S&S Cycle Hi-4N Ignition. Now Available.

S&S Cycle is ending it’s relationship with the Crane Cams brand effective midnight December 31st 2014, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t still be able to get the HI-4N ignition module. The HI-4N will be available under the S&S brand, along with many of the most popular products formerly offered in the Crane Cams […]

Seen At The New York International Motorcycle Show

Big crowd this weekend at the New York Javits Center for the International Motorcycle Show. On the Indian/Victory display, actor Mark Wahlberg (an Indian rider) stopped by to meet with the staff and photo opportunities with show visitors. (photos @ R. Pandya) From top to bottom and left to right. 1- Mark Wahlberg with Indian/Victory […]

Out Of This World Promo Custom Motorcycle For Exhaust Manufacturer Akrapovic

Akrapovic, the Slovanian company that has made its mark at the highest level of the motorcycle road racing world (Moto GP, super bike, supermoto, motocross, enduro and rally raid) is focusing since a few years on producing cutting edge exhausts for Harley-Davidson models. Exhausts not made of steel like its competitors, but mixing titanium and […]

Two Custom Indian Scouts Revealed At The New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show

This weekend the New York Javits Center is host to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) On the Indian Motorcycle display, 2 custom Indian Scouts by builders John Shope from Dirty Bird Concepts and Karlee Cob from Team Klock Werks were unveiled to the press, then to the public. Following the launch of the Indian […]

New JET Air Cleaner From Performance Machine

A new versatile design for this new JET air cleaner from Performance Machine that you can mount horizontally or vertically. Small and low design to not interfere with your leg/knee. It features an internal crankcase venting system and a reusable air filter. CNC machined out of aluminum. Available for Big Twin Carb (1993-2006), Big Twin […]

Guinness World Records 60th Anniversary. A Video About The Ultimate Land Speed Record.

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Guinness World Records released a YouTube series chronicling the most amazing feats of the past six decades. The staff contacted me with the suggestion that I publish for my readers the video of one of the most coveted world record titles, the fastest land speed. Here it is with an […]

Low Budget Custom Honda 900RR. Only $1070 Plus Sweat Equity.

Tadao Baba, the Japanese motorcycle engineer who conceived in 1992 the fun to ride/easy to control Honda 900RR (although he admitted crashing 4 of them, and not on purpose) must be surprised to see that some young builders not into the Asian bikes custom scene find a sudden interest in customizing his original creation. Paul […]

Storz / Ceriani Steering Damper Kits for V-Rod

Yes, V-Rod riders also have the need to improve their bikes. Intended for Harley V-Rod models with Inverted style forks (2009-2015), this complete bolt-on kit features a Ceriani 16-position adjustable, rebuildable, racing quality steering damper. The purpose of a steering damper is to dampen oscillations in the front fork assembly (aka “headshake”) which can occur when […]

Narrow 2” Open Belt Drive For Harley Baggers

Open belt drives are great looking. Even on baggers. And a narrow one will even look better. Among other offerings, these smooth 2” open drive belt systems from Belt Drive Limited. One is specifically designed for 1990-2006 baggers and the other for 2007 and later models. Each kit incorporates a unique top belt guard that […]

Beveled Gaskets To Prevent Exhaust Leaks

You know that new crush gaskets should be used when installing new exhaust headers. And when you do, it’s a good idea to use beveled pipe gaskets. The bevel edges tend to center the exhaust header pipe in the exhaust port, preventing the risk of leaks. For all Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Sold in pair. $13.95. At […]

In My Digital Mailbox

I told you before. In my position, I get all the time unusual or weird emails and requests. Below an example. Flattering, but still a strange email, this one coming from Germany. Should I reply or not, risking to offend the sender in both cases. What would your answer? I am curious to know. “Hi […]

Brougham. Best Modified Harley-Davidson At 2014 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building.

Many custom motorcycles have been inspired by automobiles. Very often the wrong way when the motorcycle ends up looking like a car. Occasionally the right way, when the car is inspirational for class, fluidity of lines or attitude. Julian Von Oheimb, owner of Germany custom shop One Way Machine remembers very well his first trip […]

Radiused Breather Bolts For Your Harley-Davidson

These breather bolts feature a good looking radius design with 5-ply sintered stainless steel mesh, providing the proper breathability for your motor while keeping a slim profile and a completely custom look. An internally broached allen allows for a quick and hidden installation method, with the stainless breather element and “circlip” finishing the job. A […]

Fun And Safety During Night Riding

For safety and showing off during a night ride, photolumininescent paint is already a well known process. But it requires charging in the sun or with black light, probably the reason why very few have adopted this type of paint. Darkside Scientific, a research and development company that specializes in electroluminescent (EL) coating technologies, now […]

Fred Duban. The Story Of An Uncommon Custom Builder Told By Himself.

We live in a new world. Connected, networked, hyper-aware, rich, complex, sometime confusing. The inexorable rise of digital information, accelerated by the mobile revolution is radically shifting the dynamics of the marketplace and the way we communicate and take our purchase decisions. One of the best ways custom motorcycle builders are taking advantage of the […]

Boss Blades and Zombie™ Levers Now Available for Harley Touring Models 2014-2015

Küryakyn’s top-selling Boss Blades and Zombie™ Levers are now available for ’14-’15 Harley-Davidson Touring models with hydraulic clutch. Boss Blades are available in chrome and feature a wide, deeply dished blade that offers a reduced reach while still affording the necessary range of motion needed to operate the clutch and brake levers. For a more […]



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