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Custom Magneto Kill Switch By Keino

Keino Sasaki introduces the MAG Killer, a spring-loaded aluminum kill switch button switch that you can use with the Morris, Joe Hunt, Morse and Fairbanks magneto brands. It replaces the feeler gauge style switch with a custom look. Installation is super easy: take the magneto cap off, replace original kill stud with the screw /nylon […]

Zipper's Kits For New Bikes

David Uhl Pin-Up Series New Painting

It’s been about a year and a half since David Uhl released his last piece in the “Pin Up” series.  “Pump ‘Er Up” is the newest addition to this collection. It is now available as a hand-signed, numbered canvas giclee print edition.  Each print comes beautifully framed with a Certificate of Authenticity.  As always, Uhl […]

Spectro Oils

Joke Of The Week

A grade school teacher in Pennsylvania asked her students to use the word ‘fascinate’ in a sentence. Molly put up her hand and said, ‘My family went to my granddad’s farm and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating. The teacher said, ‘That was good, but I wanted you to use the word […]

Progressive Suspension

Polaris Reports Record First Quarter 2014 Results. Motorcycle Sales Up 52%

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) this morning reported record first quarter net income of $80.9 million, or $1.19 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. By comparison, 2013 first quarter net income was $75.5 million, or $1.07 per diluted share. Net sales for the first quarter 2014 totaled $888.3 million, which represents an […]

Ride With A Cold One Ready In A New Harley-Davidson Saddlebag Cooler

There will always be a cold one ready at the end of the ride with the new Saddlebag Cooler (P/N 90200991, $69.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Fully lined and insulated, this soft-side zippered cooler is shaped to drop right into the hard saddlebags of 1993-later model Harley-Davidson touring models. Beverages stay cold […]

Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc.

Will You Rethink What You Thought About The Ural Sidecar?

I rode one Ural sidecar a couple of years ago. My impression was: loud, shaking more than quite a bit, requiring effort to activate the rear drum brakes, uncomfortable position and seating and getting scary when reaching 70 mph… Still, many liked it the way it was. Are they bikers passionate about military history or […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

GaugeFace. A New Easy Way To Connect An iPad, iPhone or iPod To Your Harley-Davidson And To Display All Your Bike Info.

Many will never add any digital device to their bike, and of course, many will… Connecting an iPad to your Harley-Davidson Bagger’s ECM or iPhone or iPod touch (any generation model) to your Sportster is now easier than you think. Ralph Randolph and crew at Knockout Motorcycles released a new interesting way to update your baggers. […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Music Festival. 35 Bands In 9 Days.

35 bands in 9 days. Price of concerts increases today Wednesday April 23 at 5 pm (Mountain Time) Concerts are free with camping. Reservation concerts and camping by going HERE.

Fall TV

Harley-Davidson 1st Quarter Results Beat Estimates On Higher Shipments And Cost Cuts.

First-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.21 grew 22.2% from the year-ago period on higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies. First-quarter net income was $265.9 million on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion, compared to net income of $224.1 million in the year-ago period on consolidated revenue of $1.57 billion. “Harley-Davidson delivered […]

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Corleone 32″ Wheel By Metalsport

Last January, I pre-announced that Metalsport would unveil a 32” wheel wheel to the dealers visiting the V-Tiwn Expo. This model named the Corleone was a collaboration with Matt Hotch who built the “La Sancha” extreme bagger featured here. Whatever you think of the new 32” wheel – love it, hate it or just an […]

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EPA Acknowledges That Ethanol 15 Damages Motorcycles And ATV Engines.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has publicly acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines by increasing exhaust temperatures and indirectly causing component failures, the American Motorcyclist Association (EPA) reports. The EPA statement is contained in a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule proposal about a new label for pumps that supply fuel […]

Youngsters Prefer Under 1000 CC Retro Styled Custom Motorcycles

Are urban motorcycles, factory or custom, with a number of cc’s under 1000 the new rage among youngsters, both male and female? Waiting for the Harley Street 750 to debut in the US before this second quarter of 2014 ends, many young builders around the world have no difficulty in finding clients going the bespoke […]

Bringing Back To Life Antique Motorcycles. The Keating Wheel Company.

18TH Annual Florida Leesburg Bikefest. 100,000 Bikers Expected April 25-27.

The 18th Annual Leesburg Bikefest, a fast growing and already a very large 3-Day motorcycle rally and music event, will be held April 25th-April 27th, 2014 in the city of Leesburg in Lake County, Florida. Touted as “Lake County’s Crown Jewel of Entertainment,” Leesburg is once again prepared to welcome over 300,000 bikers and music […]

Happy Easter Weekend To All Bikers

And if you are more interested by the bike than by the Bunny, know that this Bagger is part of the “Bolt-On And Ride” motorcycle series built with custom parts out of the catalog of Custom Chrome Europe. It was built by Harley Factory Frankfurt dealership. (yes, the front wheel is a reasonable size 26”) […]

Burt Munro. Did You Know?

Following the misspelling of his name in an American motorcycling magazine in 1957, Bert Munro (born Herbert James Munro in 1899) decided to change his name to Burt. Munro traveled to Bonneville 10 times, the first time for “sightseeing” purposes. Munro’s Indian Scout was very early off the production line, being only the 627th Scout […]

New 32” El Loco Steel Front Fender By Fat Katz

Wheel manufacturers ask tire vendors to create new rubber for their ever taller donuts. And logically, builders creating big wheel Baggers ask vendors to provide them with the matching size enders. So, Fat Katz. rushed to create the El Loco 32” front fender in 2 different designs, the El Loco wrap fender and the El […]

Viking Concept V-Twin By Fisker Unveiled

Yesterday, at the “Top Marques Brands” show in Monaco, a Danish custom motorcycle manufacturing company that I didn’t know and called Lauge Jensen, unveiled the Viking Concept bike featured here. It is a collaboration between industrialist  Anders Kirk Johansen (whose family invented LEGO™)  and designer Henrik Fisker who has been a chief designer both at […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

US military To Develop Hybrid-Electric Stealth Motorcycle. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently given a small business innovation research grant to Virginia-based Logos Technologies to develop the bikes. Logos has developed an hybrid-electric power system, that can be run in a near-silent electric mode. The plan is to put that system […]

Parker Brothers Move Shop To Port Canaveral, Florida. Hope To Become A Tourists Attraction…

The Parker Brothers who specialize in movie and television cars and motorcycles are moving their operations from Melbourne, Florida to Port Canaveral, FL hoping their shop will become a new attraction to locals and cruise passengers. Local residents and tourists will be able to come into the shop to see a display of 10 to […]

New Quiet Harley-Davidson Bagger Power By Thundermax. Install. Ride. Smile

Zippers Performance released a new Quiet Power Bagger Zip Kit powered by Thundermax. It includes a trifecta of electronic improvements to make your Harley-Davidson Bagger more powerful while running cooler and smoother, and all this without drowning out your sound system… (see the video after the jump) A propriatery high flow air filter let your […]

Wrench Bracelet

Even if you think you can take one of your wrenches and do it – I doubt if you are not a professional – it will not be as valuable as this one out of Sterling silver. If you want one, Blitz Motorcycles did the job for you. Hand hammered, it weighs a little over […]

Brass Balls Cycles Job Opportunity. Rush To Apply.

Brass Balls Cycles (a.k.a. Darwin Motorcycles) is currently accepting applications for a Fabricator / Bike Builder / Welder position. The person needs to be proficient in welding & fabrication. He needs to know how to run a mil & lathe and have knowledge and experience in bike building. Pay is relative to quality of experience. If […]

Johammer Electric Motorcycle. Going Green In Pastel Colors.

I felt the urge to publish the Johammer Electric Motorcycle because of its very unusual aesthetics and setup, more than for its performance somewhat in the range of many of e-competitors. It may appear weird to many – looking like (irony?) a snail on wheels – or visually appealing to those with an open mind […]



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