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Harley-Davidson Crowns First USA Custom King For Customization Of Street 750 Motorcycle

The Harley Dealer Customization Contest for the best tricked-out Street 750 Motorcycle has ended and The Custom king has been crowned. Alex Stewart, of Yellowstone Harley-Davidson® in Belgrade, Montana earned bragging rights and a new motorcycle-customization royalty designation – the first-ever U.S. Custom King. Stewart and his dealership’s build team assembled the winning “Next Generation Board […]


EMD Motorcycle Design Versus Custom Parts Distributor Zodiac. If It’s Not Plagiarism, What Is It?

During the last 12 months I had the opportunity to feature the custom parts designed and cast by EMD (Esteves Motorycle Design). Rocker, primary and cam covers all conceived with a vintage vibe for XL, Evo, Twin Cam Harley-Davidson modern bikes. Original parts sold both in the US and Europe and now extremely popular on […]

Spectro Oils

Straps And Tie-Downs For Your Motorcycle. The Problem Is The S-T-R-E-C-H.

Trailing your motorcycle or other toys? You set your ratchet or cam buckle straps as tight as you can. You go on the road and when you stop for gas, you check your cargo. The straps are dangerously loose. Why do most strap manufacturers, on the back of their packaging, instruct their strap owners to […]

Progressive Suspension

Triumph Motorcycles Fined $2.9 Million for Failure-To-Report Case On Steering Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it investigated after the company recalled more than 1,300 motorcycles for a defect that could reduce steering capability, and the company filed a late response to a NHTSA Special Order. Yesterday August 31, 2015 the NHTSA imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty against Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. […]

Turn Cycle

Multi-point turns and awkward reversing manoeuvres in your garage can be eliminated with this TurnCycle. This center stand can make your bike walking much easier. Just drive onto the leveling mats, drop the center stand, and push down on the rear to lift the front tire off the ground — you can then easily turn […]

New Old Style Speedster. Begging For Dirt Or Grass.

No doubt that this new old iron is going to provoke a lot of reactions that I hope will be positive because of its originality and superb detailing. When I discovered it, I just wished that German artist, craftsman and builder Uwe Ehinger from Ehinger Kraftrad had chosen a less common name than Speedster for this […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

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 […]

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 […]

Thought For The Day

    “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”. Albert Einstein.

Harley-Davidson And The Dark Custom Movement. Iron 883, The Forty-Eight, The Street 750 And 500.

Stirring the rebel soul in all of us, especially the youngsters is a Harley philosophy. The Harley-Davidson Dark Custom movement strips a motorcycle to its mechanical essence and the motorcycling experience to its rebellious core – the quest for freedom and self-expression. For 2016, Harley-Davidson asserts Dark Custom attitude with the new Iron 883™, Forty-Eight®, […]

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 […]

Joke Of The Week

On their way to the church to get married, a young Catholic couple were involved in a fatal car accident. Being good Catholics the young couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: could they possibly get married in Heaven? […]

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 […]

Picture Of The week

Most Motorcycles Driven Over The body While Laying On A Bed of Nails

For your entertainment. Unearthed from The Guinness World Records video library. With a time limit of 2 minutes, Australian Chayne Hultgren, aka The Space Cowboy, set a record for most motorcycles driven over his body while laying on a bed of nails, enduring the weight of 20 motorcycles for the TV broadcast.

Triumph Motorcycles America Unveils New Consumer Visa Platinum Credit Card

The memory of 2008 is fading away. Affinity credit cards offering its members and supporters—those who have an “affinity” for a company or brand – a bonus for each new account generated, plus a percentage of every transaction charged to the card, are back with a revenge. Latest example is Triumph Motorcycles America introducing the […]

Harley-Davidson Recalls 10,580 Street 500 and Street 750 Due To Faulty Fuel Pump

The affected Street motorcycles were manufactured between January 20, 2014 and June 24, 2015, (Street 500) between May 12, 2014 and June 24, 2015 Street 750) The fuel-pump issue is in regard of a a poor seal at the inlet that can cause an interruption of fuel supply. It it occurs, it creates an hesitation […]

Bonhams Auction Of 60 Incredible Motorcycles

An incredible single-owner collection of 60 rare motorcycles will be offered at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, UK taking place October 17-18, 2015. The Lonati Collection consists of mostly American machines, including examples from motorcycle greats Harley-Davidson, Indian, Pierce and Excelsior. The collection is offered from the family of the late Tiberio Lonati, Italy based CEO […]

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 […]

Painted Warning Signs At The Scene Of Deadly Motorcycle Accidents

Coroners in six counties in North Carolina will soon use a stencil to spray paint on the road a cross and message that says, “Look Twice Save A Life” at the scene of all deadly motorcycle accidents. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said he hopes this message will increase awareness and decrease the number […]

2016 Harley-Davidson New S-Series. Softail Slim® S And Fat Boy® S Debut With Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 Engines.

The rush of acceleration never seems to get old. That instant when the light turns green, the throttle snaps open, and torque slams the back tire is a moment most motorcyclists crave. In 2016 Harley-Davidson gives riders more of that feeling with the launch of its most powerful lineup of cruiser models ever, including the […]

Breaking News. 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Reveal. The Darkest And Most Powerful Cruiser Lineup In Harley’s History.

The U.S. reveal was in Portland, Oregon. The new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight Dark Customs follow the sub-brand’s retro aesthetic and add a new suspension package and mag wheels and better seating setup to get more “smooth” in the ride. Harley also revealed the Road Glide Ultra under its Project Rushmore banner. Two new hard-hitting Dark […]

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 […]

Las Vegas Bikefest 2015



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