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New Crusher™ Maverick 2.5˝ Slip-On Mufflers For Most Harley Models

A new set of 2.5” Slip-On Mufflers from Crusher™, the Performance Division of Küryakyn™, to intensify that classic Harley-Davidson® rumble and upgrade the styling of your Sportster® Dyna® or Softail®. Unlike many slip-ons for cruisers, the latest addition to Crusher’s flagship Maverick series of performance exhaust products preserves a lean, smooth-flowing appearance from headers through […]

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Cabarello 2-Up Seat For Harley Sportster

A modern take on the Café racer seat for the Harley Sportster, but comfortable enough for two. The new Caballero 2-Up seat is offered in Classic (shown here) or Diamond stitch patterns or Faux Carbon Fiber. Classic and Diamond models feature Solar Reflective Leather in the seating area, helping keep your seat up to 25°F […]

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Custom Chrome Europe 2015 Open House

A new Germany based logistics, distribution (probably the largest warehouse in Europe) and educetion center based in Grolsheim, Germany dedicated exclusively to the needs of servicing and customizing American-made V-Twin motorcycles was the pretext for a huge weekend party to which all Custom Chrome Europe dealers were invited. The event included the introduction by CCE’s […]

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Nostalgia Jeep Chief Concept

Being a “young” (?) baby-boomer, I fell in love at first glance with this Jeep Chief Concept inspired by the full-size, 1970’s era Cherokee. This post to illustrate that the vintage, classic, Old School, Neo-Retro trend (and whatever name you give it) is far from over. From motorcycles to clothing to furniture and to everything. […]

High School Students From The Black Hills Win Big in Donnie Smith Bike Show

During last weekend the High school students who participated in the Buffalo Chip Challenge were participating in the Donnie Smith Bike Show in St Paul. Minnesota. They came back home with 2 new trophies.The student-built custom 2014 Indian Chieftain received 1st place in the “The Full Custom/other bagger” class, and the 2014 Harley- Davidson Road […]

Egret. A Tribute Chopper Built By Bill Dodge In Memory Of Close Friend John Green.

On Wednesday May 14, 2014 I had to report on the passing of John Green, the producer of all Easyriders Events, the famous winter V-Twin Bike Shows and summer Rodeo Tours. A very gentle and courageous man that I knew well, he was relentless in promoting the talent and business of all builders. Many of […]

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Exile Cycles Internal Throttle Assembly And Twist Clutch Now Offered In 2 Sizes

Most custom bikes are equipped with an internal throttle to eliminate the throttle housing and hide the cable inside the bars for that super-clean look. Exile Cycles now offers the Internal Throttle with a choice of TWO twist-sleeve diameters. The standard diameter matches that of the stock Harley Davidson plastic throttle sleeve, and works with […]

New S&S TC3 Oil Pump Explained

S&S Cycle tells about what makes the new TC3 oil pumps for 1999-present Harley-Davidson® big twin engines special. Why you should replace your failed stock oil pump with an S&S TC3 oil pump instead of another one just like the one that failed?

Neo-Fusion gas Caps

From Japanese and globe-trotter custom builder Ken Nagai, these hot-rod inspired gas caps for all those who, like him, consider that details create style. It always been his philosophy to offer a fresh perspective on American motorcycle design.   For his line of custom parts, focus is always on adding fine details. Sold with weld on […]

New Ergonomic Harley Softail Jiffy Stand With Extended Boot Tab

Kick it with ease after installing the new Softail® Ergonomic Jiffy Stand (P/N 50000091, $99.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. A ball-tipped extension is shaped to simplify locating the boot tab, making it easier to swing the jiffy stand into its deployed and retracted posi­tions. The move feels more natural and adds confidence […]

Postcards From 2015 Swiss-Custom Customizing And Tuning Show

The 112th edition of the SWISS-MOTO Motorcycle and Tuning Show (Feb 19-22) broke all records with more than 70,000 visitors. Under the motto of Speed, the show organizers showcased a range of dragsters with world’s fastest bike pilot Rocky Robinson and Swiss speed junkie, Urs Erbacher explaining their race machines. The jury of customizers from Germany […]

iPhone/iPod Ready Motorcycle Dashboard

People are now accustomed to having the Internet available in their pockets via their smart phones or small tablets. For bikers, many different adjustable brackets are already available to attach an electronic device to your motorcycle bars. What about an iPhone or iPod ready dashboard? Sinister Wheel offers a built-in-house dashboard to keep your device […]

Custom Chrome Deluxe Harley Road Glide. Mile Eaters Welcome.

The US decade-long trend of big cruisers and touring bikes for baby boomers with disposable income is not over yet. But it’s only recently that the same trend is really perceptible in Europe. Not that the old continent is younger, but probably because of cost and because the roads and streets infrastructure is less appropriate […]

The Art Of Custom Leather Motorcycle Seats By Adam Croft

A true artist, a master of leather art whose work is adorning the custom motorcycles of the best builders. Adam Croft refreshed his site with pictures of his most recent FN Made Chopper and Bobber series seats. Nothing impossible for this man who will always go way beyond your expectations. And if you don’t need […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)



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