Archive for the 'Customs' Category

2015 American International Expo In Orlando (October 15-18) My Interview With V-Twin Director Bob Kay.

There is no doubt that just after a couple of years, The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has changed the way The Powersports Industry does business with dealers and consumers. As a matter of fact, in 2015, it’s now the only B2B and B2C North American Powersports Trade Show. For its anticipated return to the […]

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MagnaFlow 2 Into 1 Rockstar Exhaust For Touring Harley-Davidson

You can set yourself apart from the crowd in Rockstar style. The 2 into 1 performance Rockstar performance exhaust features MagnaFlow’s exclusive non-bluing, Magna-Black coated, 1 ¾” stainless steel head pipes. The 2 ½” heat shields and precision laser cut junction cover add major style points to this head turning system. The Hi-Flow louver core […]

Spectro Oils

Cast Aluminum Is Back For Custom Motorcycle Parts

Of course, not to the point to replace any time billet aluminum machining. But if you are into the retro look, the old methods of casting (die, permanent mold and sand casting) are appropriate to produce parts reminiscent of the old days of motorcycling. Cast aluminum has a timeless soulful look that is hard to argue […]

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Details Create Style

This headline is builder and custom parts designer Ken Nagai’s motto. To crown your gas tank with style, these Neo-Fusion gas caps (a best seller) that you could only order from his shop in Japan, until he opened a second shop in California. They are now in stock at Ken’s Factory USA and can be […]

15th Anniversary Las Vegas BikeFest. October 1-4, 2015

For its 15th edition, Las Vegas BikeFest has a new home in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street East between 7th and 10th street. As usual, a ton of Activities, about hundred vendors, demo rides, several bike Shows, the Artistry in Iron competition, celebrity Appearances, a $10,000 poker run, lots of entertainment […]

New Mufflers For Indian Scout

“War Horse” is the name of these new mufflers by Rush Racing Products. The company claims that they are high performance slip-on muffler designed to give your Indian Scout a nice deep rumble, more torque, and more horsepower than any other slip-on mufflers. They feature show quality chrome or black finishes along with the ability […]

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Competition Style Headlight Mask For Harley Sportster

Even if you don’t race your Harley Sportster, you can give it the competition style with this headlight mask with solid supports, approved projector style lights and aluminum alloy ‘number plate’ board. Quick and easy to mount, does not require any modification and consequently installation is reversible to stock configuration. Headlight wiring is ready to […]

JIMS® Ultimate Clutch Adjusting Tool

Save time with JIMS® Ultimate Clutch Adjusting Tool.  Imagine grabbing just one tool for a clutch adjustment, instead of 3 or 4 separate tools that don’t always work well.  No more open end wrenches that don’t fit due to awkward angles, or multiple attempts to lock the jam nut and adjuster screw in the correct […]

Memories Of The 90’s On A 2015 Harley Softail

The objective of this feature is not to impress you with a custom “tour de force”. Instead, it is to demonstrate that in a short time, with very few custom parts, you can look custom while still preserving the pure Harley DNA … and your factory warranty. “Taildraggers” were quite popular in the 90’s, especially […]

Best Of Show At The 2015 Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle & Music Show

Last July 25th during the one-day event in Calabasas, California Japanese custom bike builder Hiroyuki Hirata from B&B Custom Factory in Hiroshima, Japan was voted the Best Of Show winner with “Zero Fighter”. It is based on a 1990 Harley FLHTC fully modified to the theme of “Japanese Culture”. Hiroyuki Hirata is now a 2-time […]

2015 European Bike Week And Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show In Faker See, Austria. September 8-13.

The picturesque Lake Faak in Carinthia, Austria will once again be brought to life with the rumble of V-Twins during the 18th European Bike Week And Custom Chrome Europe Bike Show. It’s Europe air biggest open and free motorcycle event attracting around 100,000 bikers to enjoy six days of music, shopping, ride-outs and terrific camaraderie. […]

Chrome or Gloss Black Vent Trim Replacement For Project RUSHMORE Batwing Fairing

Dress up the distinctive splitstream fairing vent on a Harley-Davidson® Touring motorcycle influenced by Project RUSHMORE with a chrome or gloss black Splitstream Vent Trim (P/N 61300505 Chrome, P/N 61300461DH Gloss Black; $74.95) from Harley-Davidson®. Designed to replace the Original Equipment satin-black soft vent trim on 2014-later Harley-Davidson Electra Glide®, Street Glide®, Ultra Limited and […]

A Very cool 400 Commuter Thumper

Youngsters in the business of custom building need cheap donor motorcycles. First to be able to auto finance their builds, second to find clients their age who can afford to buy their makeovers. A plethora of little unloved bikes are available for this purpose, especially in the category of low cc commuter bikes of the […]

New RCX 3.0” Mufflers For The Indian Scout.

If you think that the factory Indian Scout exhaust is too heavy looking for a mid-size motorcycle, you may like the new RCX 3.0″ Slip-on Mufflers from RC Components. Each muffler features a full length 3.0″ diameter muffler body with a precision tuned 2″ louvered core baffle. This unique baffle design works to produce great […]

Customizing A Harley Street Model

Harley-Davidson’s line of affordable 500 and 750 Street models targets millennials, women and other first-time riders. And the manufacturer wants to inspire personalization. Delivered with a full dose of Dark Custom™ attitude, the Street is a blank page of American steel ready for every rider to fill in. And to get that project started, Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & […]

Roller Bag For Modern Motorcyclist

The all-new XKürsion™ XW5.5 Roller Bag (P/N 5276) is the ultimate road-trip bag and the largest option available within the XKürsion luggage lineup. The removable interior divider provides the option of one large packing space or individual upper and lower compartments with separate access points. Thermoformed side compartments provide room for additional cargo and also […]

MagnaFlow Bandit And Legacy Exhausts For Harley Softail, Dyna, Sportster

The Bandit (top picture) delivers upgraded power designed to performs. The cutting edge contrast design of the exposed muffler tips and MF logo bands in gloss black and brushed stainless steel finishes will instantly transform the look of your bike. Durable Magna-Black coated, stainless steel 1 ¾” head pipes will not blue or fade and […]

Dakota Digital Introduces The New Series Analog/Digital Plug-In Gauges For 1996-2003 Harley Baggers

Finally a set of analog gauges for your motorcycle that you can get excited about. Dakota Digital is introducing the MVX Series Analog/Digital Bagger Gauges. With 2 bezel options, 4 background choices and 7 lighting colors to choose from, the combinations are nearly endless. You can personalize your gauge set by programming the pointer, backlight, […]

Jesse James Copper Chopper

In Sturgis, one of my favorite custom bikes and appropriately one deserving (literally) the red carpet treatment is this copper chopper by Jesse James. A built-from-the-ground up custom motorcycle that I would have liked to feature with pictures shot in studio (to not alter the awesome bodywork copper reflections with those of parasite objects around […]

New Windshield Trim With Concealed Dual LED Lamps Working As Running Lights And Directional Indicators

Glow on the go with a new Illuminated Windshield Trim (P/N 57000394 Chrome, P/N 57000395 Black; $199.95) from Harley-Davidson®. A direct replacement for the Original Equipment windshield trim on many Project RUSHMORE Touring and Trike models, this illuminated trim has smoked lenses that conceal bands of amber LED lamps that glow as running lamps when the […]

Sturgis 75th. Perewitz Custom Paint Show.

A great paint job will not necessarily make a good custom, but a bad paint job will certainly break a good one. The objective of a competition like the Perewitz Paint Show is to reward those who invest a big chunk of money in the aesthetic appeal of their bike paint job and the artists […]

And If Tesla Was Creating An Electric Motorcycle…

The car manufacturer doesn’t intend to build an electric motorcycle. But you never know about tomorrow or after tomorrow. An English independent designer named Jans Slapins created a virtual concept of what could be a Tesla electric motorcycle. Dubbed the model M (following Tesla moniker), he suggests that the vehicle could be driven by four […]

Backrest Organizer To Keep Essentials Handy

You can keep a passenger well-supplied on the road with the Rider Backrest Organizer (P/N 93300098, $109.95) from Harley-Davidson®. This convenient storage system fits over a rider backrest and puts two zippered pockets and a mesh pouch within easy reach of a passenger. There’s room for a water bottle, cell phone, keys, registration papers, sunscreen and […]

Sturgis 1st Annual RSD “Built For The Ride” Bike Show

The show was about bikes built to haul ass on the street, the dirt, the racetrack or just about anywhere else. I will show you the bikes later (need some sleep…). But a few postcards from this event. (photography Paul McKelvey “Shooter’s Images” for Cyril Huze)



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