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A Harley-Davidson Street 750 Wanted To Be A Dirt Tracker

1kr7502kr7503kr750The Street 750 was introduced by Harley-Davidson with the objective to attract a new segment of urban riders. Its “Dark Custom” aesthetics, speed screen, black front fork gaiters, all-black exhaust system and aggressive slash on the tail section predispose the bike to a Cafe Racer makeover.

Surprisingly, Jimmy Goode from Kustom Kommune in Australia went another direction, turning the Street 750 into a Dirt Tracker paying tribute to the old XR750. And to succeed, except for the factory frame and Revolution X™ engine, he didn’t hesitate to toss all factory parts! To move from Street to Dirt, main mods include: a new swingarm with Burley shocks, a new custom tank crafted in Japan by VM Production, a modified tail section borrowed from another tracker, a new inverted front end to which are now attached new 9-spoke cast wheels with a pair of discs and radial-mount brake calipers. Paint by KDS Designs. A dirt tracker for the youngsters.

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Only $19.99 For A Set Of Performance Spark Plug Wires Made In The USA.

Sumax2Sumax1Worth mentioning. 100% made in the USA great performance spark plug wires a working man can afford at only $19.99 for a set. Developed by Sumax with Taylor, the Streethunder Wires feature a low resistance conductor that is wrapped in durable silicone double layer jacketing for heat protection, strength and durability. Continue reading ‘Only $19.99 For A Set Of Performance Spark Plug Wires Made In The USA.’

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Harley-Davidson To Celebrate 5th Year in India At 2015 India Bike Week

street750customHarley-Davidson entered the India market in 2010 and since then has sold 8000 motorcycles. With a footprint of 17 dealerships in 14 cities, Harley-Davidson is convincing consumers that a motorcycle is not only a mileage friendly mean of commuting – reason why most Indians traditionally ride a motorcycle – but also a way fulfill dreams of personal freedom… For its 5th anniversary in India, Harley-Davidson has organized a build-off between its dealers based on the Street 750, with the winner to be announced this weekend (Feb 20-21) at India Bike Week. in Goa. Jaipur-based custom builder Rajputana Customs will also display its Cafe Racer interpretation of the Street 750. Anoop Prakash is the Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India

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Arlen Ness Oversized Floating Rotor Kits For A Minimum 30% Extra Braking Power

1BigBrakeDisc12BigBrakeDisc33BigBrakeDiscThey are made for large wheels – minimum 17” or 19” depending of your Harley model, and use their big diameter – 14” or 15” also depending of your bike, to increase your stopping power by at least 30%.

They work with your Harley factory legs, brakes and brakes hose (will not work with some Ness and aftermarket front ends) Retail Price $299.95.

Big Brake Kits are available for: 00-up Dyna & Softail Hub Mounted, for 06-14 Dyna Spoke Mounted,for 2006-Up Sportster, for 08-13 FLHR, FLHX, FLT for 2014-Up FLHR, FLHX, FLT. At Arlen Ness.

Full-Bore Welding. The Reference Book By 2 Of The Best Pros To Weld Like Pros.

fuller1Fuller2If you really love motorcycles, you love metal. And if you have the crazy passion of cutting things apart to make your bike more beautiful and performant, you need to know how to make them safely stick back together… Hobbyist motorcycle builders working in their garage or professionals working in a shop, if you ever thought about welding or improving your skills, read only one book.

Full-Bore Welding is the most “readable” comprehensive information into the world of welding. Well known custom builder and tv personality Bryan Fuller from Fuller Hot Rods (new show “Naked Speed” on Velocity Channel) and 25-year certified welding instructor and inspector Mark Prosser co-authored the easiest to understand and most useful guide you will ever need during your metal ventures. Continue reading ‘Full-Bore Welding. The Reference Book By 2 Of The Best Pros To Weld Like Pros.’

Polaris Acquires Hammerhead Off-Road Vehicles Business

1hammerhead2hammerheadPolaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire HH Investment Limited (”Hammerhead”).  Hammerhead manufactures gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China.  The Company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad® brand, along with maintaining key private label relationships with other OEMs.  The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days.  The terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed.

Hammerhead provides Polaris with a unique opportunity to expand both our international manufacturing footprint and our armada of off-road products,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO.  “We are impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation of the Hammerhead team, and look forward to pursuing new customers in new markets with their high-quality and low-cost off-road vehicles.  We are excited to establish Polaris’ operational footprint in China and believe the opportunities for further international growth are significant.” Continue reading ‘Polaris Acquires Hammerhead Off-Road Vehicles Business’

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New Küryakyn™ L.E.D. Saddlebag Extensions For Harley-Davidson Touring Models 2014-Up Models

kur1Ready to get the low profile of stretched saddlebags? At a fraction of the cost you can opt for these Küryakyn extensions with the benefit of wraparound auxiliary Run-Turn-Brake L.E.D. lighting for increased visibility.

The injection-molded ABS housings measure approximately 24” long x 5” high and feature stainless steel heat shielding for protection from high muffler temperatures. The inward curved-bottom design enhances styling and reduces cornering interference encountered with some other saddlebag extensions.

20148_kur_7292_tt_h_20_1350x900_RGB_72DPISaddlebag Extensions are available in Chrome with Red Lenses or Gloss Black with Smoked Lenses, come with all hardware for secure mounting and connect via plug-&-play wiring to help simplify installation. Fitment includes 2014-later Electra Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings (except FLHRSE) and Street Glides. All units come with a 1-year warranty from date of purchase. At Küryakyn. (P/N 7292 – Chrome L.E.D. Saddlebag Extensions: $359.99. P/N 7293 – Gloss Black L.E.D. Saddlebag Extensions: $359.99)

The Art Of Mechanical Form. (P)ART Exhibition At Harley-Davidson Museum.

11bisHDpart22HDpartThe (P)ART showcases 29 carefully staged and artistic photographs dating as early as 1912 that highlight the style of legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts. At Harley-Davidson Museum January 16- May 17, 2015

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This is it! – when you speak of motorcycle bumpers. It has everything; appearance, utility, class, and value.” – Harley-Davidson Parts and Accessories Catalog. Big Twin Fender, 1955. Harley-Davidson Archives.

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Do not pry the muffler slots further open because doing so only increases the exhaust noise and attracts undesirable attention, without better motor performance.” – Harley-Davidson Rider’s Hand Book. Four-tube Muffler for DL Model, 1929. Harley-Davidson Archives.

Full Size Non-Rolling Plastic Motorcycle Kit. Why?

plastickitplastickitbisAs kids, many of us had fun with Airfix scale plastic model kits. And now a British firm is offering full-size plastic motorcycle kits. Yes. the actual size of a real motorcycle.

Peter Manning, the man behind the idea, claims that his kit can be assembled at home by 2 persons in 20 to 30 hours.

For now, only one model available, a Classic American Cruiser model, and soon a Triumph Bonneville, a Vespa scooter and a Manx Norton. Continue reading ‘Full Size Non-Rolling Plastic Motorcycle Kit. Why?’

Joke Of The week

cyril-huze-joke44 - Copy“Father”  he confessed, “it has been one month since my last confession. I had sex  with Fanny Green twice last month.” The priest told the sinner “You  are forgiven. Go out and say three Hail Mary’s.”

Soon thereafter, another man entered the confessional. “Father, it has been two  months since my last confession. I’ve had sex with Fanny Green twice a  week for the past two months.” This time, the priest questioned, “Who  is this Fanny Green?” “A new woman in the neighborhood” the sinner replied. “Very well” sighed the priest… “Go and say ten Hail  Mary’s.” Continue reading ‘Joke Of The week’

Ex Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer To Be Auctioned Next Month

2cycloneboardtrack copy1cycloneboardtrack copyMecum Auctions will preside over the sale of the ex-McQueen 1915 Cyclone (serial number 1010A) in Las Vegas March 20-21. Collectors continue to be fascinated with the Cyclone, one of just six known to exist, and may set a new world record of over 1 million dollars. Produced only from 1913 to 1916 by The Joems Motor Manufacturing Company in St Paul, Minnesota, the extremely beautiful, brakeless 996cc, 45 degree V-Twin with bevel-driven overhead camshafts was timed in 1914 at 111.1 mph (178.6 km/h) at the Omaha, Nebraska board track, 20 mph faster than a record held by Indian at 93.48 mph, and 11.1 mph faster than another record by Excelsior at 100 mph. The Cyclone to be auctioned was previously owned by Steve McQueen and was restored by foremost early American motorcycles authority Stephen Wright

Switch Your Gear Offer By Indian Motorcycle

1TeeHD2TeeIndianIndian Motorcycle www.indianmotorcycle.com, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its new “Switch Your Gear” t-shirt trade-in offer. From February 15 – March 31, riders are encouraged to visit their nearest Indian Motorcycle dealer and donate a new or gently used t-shirt from a competing motorcycle brand. In exchange, the t-shirt donor will receive a brand new t-shirt from Indian Motorcycle. Indian Motorcycle dealers will donate unwanted shirts to a local charity of their choice. This program is available free of charge to riders across the U.S. and Canada as Indian Motorcycle’s way of welcoming riders to the Indian Motorcycle family, and helping them gear up for spring with fresh, new apparel.

In addition, Indian Motorcycle dealers are hosting the “Ride the American Original” event through February 28. Riders who currently own Harley-Davidson(R) motorcycles will receive a $1,000 bonus off the sale of a 2015 Indian Chief Classic, Vintage, Chieftain or Roadmaster with proof of Harley-Davidson ownership.

The “Switch Your Gear” trade-in program is a limited time offer through March 31. Visit any Indian Motorcycle dealer to experience the entire line of Indian Motorcycle models and to take advantage of this offer. To find a dealer near you please visit Indian Motorcycle Dealer Locator. Continue reading ‘Switch Your Gear Offer By Indian Motorcycle’

Engine And Transmission Polyurethane Mounting Kit For Harley V-Rod

HarleyV-RodKnowing that the OE engine and transmission rubber mounts are the weakest link in the V-Rod® drive train, Energy Suspension offers  a more robust, polyurethane engine mounting system for the 2001 to present Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® models.  Energy’s Hyper-Flex™ polyurethane mounts are inserted into a brushed, stainless steel housing, designed to maintain excessive drivetrain movement while dampening vibration. Continue reading ‘Engine And Transmission Polyurethane Mounting Kit For Harley V-Rod’

Two Professional Build Together A Chopper. It’s A Great One. And They Are Still Friends…

0CaliberniaIt’s not necessarily an experience I would recommend to other professional custom builders. And anyway, most would refuse to collaborate with a fellow builder, even if he is a personal friend. And for evident reasons. Each builder has his own strong personality and style, his own way to work, to do things, from the most mundane to the most difficult tasks, even his own way to use tools… Of course, each is right in his own kingdom.

2Calibernia1Calibernia3Calibernia4CaliberniaOn this project, the 2 pro-builders are American builders Chris Richarson from LA Speed Shop in California and Swiss Danny Schneider from HardNine Choppers in Bern, the capital of the Helvetic Federation. Their Chopper is called “Calibernia” the evident contraction of their respective working locations. And I reassure you, project completed, they still do more than talk to each other. They party together like they did all night in Verona , Italy 2 weeks ago after winning the “Jammer Old School” Class at the Motor Bike Expo.

8Calibernia7CaliberniaChris Richardson and Danny Schneider got acquainted for the 1st time in 2010 during The Las Vegas Bikefest whereboth were invited to the builders bike show competition “Artistry In Iron”. Then they met again and again on the show tour, both in the US and Europe where their respective custom creations were taking the gold and silver and alternatively the silver and gold. It was at their favorite event, the 2014 Italy Motor Bike Expo that they decided to try a project together although  (they admitted later) they were very nervous at the idea of sharing what is usually a very personal work. Which custom builder would not have feared that the final result would be more a compromise than the best of what could be produced alone. Continue reading ‘Two Professional Build Together A Chopper. It’s A Great One. And They Are Still Friends…’

S&S Cycle Project Dragon. A 143” Drag Strip Bagger.

The new T143 S&S Cycle engine cradled in a stock bagger frame with the addition of only high performance very special parts. The Dragon is 90 lbs lighter that the Harley stock configuration and is getting ready for the drag strip.

Thought Of The Day

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Ideals are like stars: You will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

Finned Spark Plug/Headbolt Covers

headbolt1headbolt2Every detail counts. Drag Specialties is introducing these Spark Plug/Headbolt covers. These die-cast aluminum covers take away the need to buy individual headbolt and spark plug covers by fitting over the entire headbolt and spark plug base, accenting the head area for a truly custom look.

Sold as a kit to complete two heads. These covers fit 99-15 Twin Cam and 04-15 XL models. They are easy to install and come with all required hardware. Available in finned, wrinkle black. Suggested retail price is $61.95. Contact your Drag Specialties Dealer.

Happy Valentine’s Day

1computerloveToday Saturday February 14th is the chance to offer your loved one the reassurance that you really care.

Doesn’t matter the token of affection you are going to give to your new date, or treasured spouse.

Just find a creative way to make your loved one smile with sparks of love and a surprise…

Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle® Just Unveiled The 2016 Chief Dark Horse. The New Chief With A Bad Boy Attitude.

IndianDarkHorse11IndianDarkHorse22IndianDarkHorse3IndianDarkHorse4IndianDarkHorse5IndianDarkHorse6A few minutes ago, Indian unveiled in Chicago the edgiest member of the Indian® Chief® line-up and the first 2016 model, the Indian Chief Dark Horse™ . It is the raw, powerful, blacked-out from front to end cruiser that was missing until now and that will attract all those bikers loving bikes with a “bad attitude.” Although The Dark Horse® is built upon the successful and award-winning Indian® Chief® platform, it looks much more aggressive thanks to its matte black paint all over, very few touches of chrome and a swap to cast wheels. Continue reading ‘Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle® Just Unveiled The 2016 Chief Dark Horse. The New Chief With A Bad Boy Attitude.’

Victory Motorcycles First-Ever Motorcycle Brand To Offer A Virtual Ride Experience

2015gunner1Victory Motorcycles is debuting this weekend the first-ever immersive motorcycle brand virtual ride experience at the Chicago Progressive International Motorcycle Show. Using Oculus Rift, tactile transducers, realistic real-time 3D graphics, custom-recorded motorcycle motor audio, throttle control, and a custom motorcycle stand with range of motion, Victory Motorcycles is the first motorcycle brand to offer fans a virtual ride experience – allowing motorcycle enthusiasts the next best thing to a ride in the middle of winter.

“Victory is always in pursuit of enhancing the ride experience,” said Rod Krois, Victory General Manager. “It’s tough to do this during the winter months in a cold climate, but not impossible. By combining VR with the physical elements of a ride, we’re able to transport riders for a few minutes into a sun-filled summer Sturgis ride. It’s unlike anything motorcycle riders have experienced and proves the exhilarating performance of Victory Motorcycles in a different way.” Continue reading ‘Victory Motorcycles First-Ever Motorcycle Brand To Offer A Virtual Ride Experience’

Jesse James. From Custom Motorcycles To Custom Firearms. A Guns Educational TV Show?

jjfu1You already know that Jesse James loves firearms and maybe saw him on TV firing on the range. Some of you also know that through the website Jesse James Firearms Unlimited (JJFU) he is already selling some of his high-end ($4000 to $5000), hand-crafted (the Nomad Rifle and the Cisco 1911 handgun) and customized guns. He will tell you that from motorcycles to firearms there is no big stretch because his skills at working metal transfer very well to guns. So, Jesse may very well end up doing a Guns TV Show. At the condition that it is not done around “fake reality” but based on firearms information and education. We may know soon…

75th Sturgis Rally. Buffalo Chip Announces First 4 Bands Of Music Festival.

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Hard Rock. Five Finger Death Punch. A hard-hitting band with crushing metallic grooves and defiant, searing melodies. August 1st. Country Rock. Brantley Gilbert. Outlaw country rock Sunday August 2nd. Classic Rock. Lynrd Skynyrd. The quintessential biker band on Tuesday August 4th. Rock N’ Roll. Hard Rock. Def Leppard. The quintet of rock icons on Friday, Aug. 7th.

Special prices for reservation before today February 13m 2015 before 7 pm EST. at Buffalo Chip.

RC Components TRUFLO Air Cleaners. Filter Exposed. Breather Ports Hidden.

rc1RC2Difficult to beat these High velocity air cleaners to maximize the required air flow for your engine to breath deeply and be performant. The almost fully exposed K&N filter means business, becomes a major design element and is encased in a billet aluminum housing. The low profile TRUFLO air cleaners are designed to stay close to the motor to avoid leg interference. Hidden breather ports are machined into the backing plate, eliminating the need for unsightly brackets and hoses. All 4 designs available in chrome or black. At RC Components.
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Custom Show Emirates. March 26-28, 2015.

CSE1From March 26th to 28th, custom car and motorcycle builders (mostly from Europe) will travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, to show their work during the 3rd edition of the “Custom Show Emirates” The weekend event includes a “Middle East Biker Build-Off” and an important bike show competition organized by renowned German “show master” Frank sander. And because the Middle East is “hot” on US cars and car tuning, the show collaborates with the Las Vegas SEMA show to bring to Abu Dhabi VIP’s from the racing and tuning scenes and a Drift Show competition. Custom Show Emirates. Exhibitors and custom builders contact Frank Sander, Bikes transportation logistic at Motorcycles.de@dhl.com.
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