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New Gear From Harley-Davidson

1H-D-FXRG-Dual-Helmet-rider2H-D-FXRG-Dual-Helmet-studioFXRG Dual Helmet. Built by Shark, the new men’s FXRG®  Dual Helmet with Integrated Sun Shield  http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/fxrg-dual-homologated-helmet (P/N 98303-15VM, $495) is a modular design with full integration, style and protection in either position. The semi-automatic “Auto-Up” system simultaneously unlocks the visor and chin bar to position into place, easing transitions that create a true 2-in-1 helmet experience. It provides optimized soundproofing and aerodynamic performance – and meets ECE 22-05 and DOT requirements. The integrated sun shield, comfort padding and washable fabrics add convenience. The helmet is constructed from injected thermoplastic resin, weighs 3 lbs. 12 oz. and is available in XS – XL at most Harley-Davidson dealerships in the U.S. and online at H-D Store.

1H-D-Rex-Switchback-Jacket-front-white-background2H-D-Rex-Switchback-Jacket-back-white-background3H-D-Rex-Switchback-Jacket-insideRex Switchback Jacket. Zippered Panels and Waterproof Liner Provide Cross-Season Comfort. Easily adapt to changing temperatures with the new men’s Rex Switchback Light Functional Jacket (P/N 97019-15VM, starting at $260). Constructed from 600 denier 100 percent polyester, the jacket has zippered side panels to prevent airflow when in place. When temperatures rise, the panels are easily removed and placed in pockets, allowing the pleasing airflow through the mesh lining to cool the rider. Adjustable cuffs, waist tabs and snap-sleeve tabs provide a custom fit, while removable body armor at the elbows and shoulders deliver increased protection. Seven pockets offer ample storage space. And 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material provides enhanced reflectivity in low light conditions. Available in S – 5XL and Tall sizes at most Harley-Davidson dealerships in the U.S. and online at H-D Store.

Zipper's Kits For New Bikes

Charging Bull Softail Deuce

warr11warr12warr13Another fine example of a customized job done on a factory Harley Softail without altering the factory engine and driveline to produce a result you would expect from a bike built from the ground up. It’s currently the pride of King’s Road Customs (and of course of his private owner), the custom division of London based Warr’s Harley-Davidson, the oldest Harley dealer in Europe. A custom among many others built by Warr’s to be displayed later this year when the dealershipp celebrates its 90th anniversary with the opening of a new state-of the-art building which will house not only the main dealership and the custom shop but also the Warr’s Museum.

warr4warr5warr10The Warr’s King Road Customs division was created in 2000 around a team of H-D trained technicians led by Charlie Stockwell, a guarantee for clients that their custom Harleys will keep the road reliability of the original production ones on which they are based. Preserving the official Harley-Davidson title associated with the bike is also a very big deal in Europe if you don’t want to take the risk of having your bike confiscated by the local police…

warr6warr7The only way to properly customize a factory bike (in this case a 2003 Softail Deuce) is always to first strip it down to bare frame, just keeping the front end and wheels to re-imagine it from the original chassis. Neck was slightly stretched and raked to give room to the replacement leaf spring front suspension. A standard Fat Boy gas tank was modified, creating symmetric recessed panels on which perforated aluminum plates were attached. Continue reading ‘Charging Bull Softail Deuce’

Spectro Oils

Limited Edition Lucky 13 Helmets

Lucky1Lucky2Lucky3Lucky4Lucky5If you live in one of the United States states or anywhere in the world where there is a helmet law, why not abide by with some style. Lucky 13 Helmets propose some interesting graphics and statements. All of Lucky 13’s open face helmets come with a removable visor, chin strap. The line ia limited edition, so rush if you are interested. Free shipping in the continental US. Order at Leather Up.  From left to right, top to bottom:

Lucky 13. Flat black with a big “13” on both sides and pinstripes and diamonds down the center in bone and the “Original Lucky 13 Limited Edition” diamond sitting on the back. F**k The Factory. Matte black with F**k the Factory” brass knuckle artwork on each side, Logo on back. All printed in off white. Two Face. Matte black with a big two face graphic on both sides, grey pinstripes down the center, playing cards on the back, and the “original Lucky 13 Limited Edition” diamond graphic sitting below. Bloody Knuckles Matte Black In Matte Black and with an awesome felon bloody knuckle logo on the front with wings extending to both sides and is complete with brass knuckle graphics on the back. Bloody Knuckles Matte Brick. Same, but in flat brick red color. 

Progressive Suspension

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsErik Buell Racing And Hero MotoCorp Working On Small-Displacement Motorcycle Line-Up.  How small can be an EBR bike? Last summer, Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp bought a minority stake in Erik Buell Racing. A great source of financing for EBR to support its manufacturing and dealers expansion, here and abroad, but also an opportunity for Hero MotoCorp to tap into the expertise of EBR for design and technological innovations to conceive new small displacement models for the Asian market. Everybody in the industry knows that there is a huge potential worldwide for small bikes from 350 to 750 cc’s, And of course, without turning its back to quality sport and street bikes, EBR is also interested by the Hero powerful logistic to enter this market. How a small displacement EBR bike will look? We may know in the next 12 moths or sooner. Now, imagine Harley and EBR competing in this segment. Not only in Asia but maybe also in the US.

Mercedes Will Reportedly Begin Selling MV Agusta Motorcycles At Selected AMG Performance Centers. As I reported, Mercedes purchased a 25% stake in the Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta. The justification? Cross-marketing opportunities. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said “Mercedes AMG customers have a lot in common with MV Agusta customers so it makes sense to market to both of them.” Zetsche is now revealing that Mercedes has no interest in becoming a motorcycle manufacturer, won’t decide which engines are used in MV Agusta, but will sell the motorcycles at selected AMG dealers to increase their showroom traffic.

Royal Enfield Hires Pierre Terblanche As Chief Designer. After a 10 years collaboration with Ducati (Ducati 749 and 999) and a very short stint with Confederate Motors, Pierre Terblanche will design for Royal Enfield, a subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited, and one of the world’s oldest motorcycle makers with a notable presence in the fast growing mid-premium motorcycles. Royal Enfield is currently working on a new 400cc engine for its upcoming models and makes the USA its priority market outside India. Continue reading ‘Fast Motorcycle Industry News’

Zipper’s New Muscle 107” Kit For Twin Cam® Engines

Zippers107-1Zipper’s has carefully developed a new Muscle 107″ Kit for Twin Cam® engines  with optimized compression, porting, camshaft design and inlet flow, Combined with their best-in-class finish work, extensive dyno and ride testing, it provides a very balanced engine kit that will not disappoint. The Zipper’s Muscle 107 delivers fantastic power curves with both torque and horsepower reaching north of 120.

Zippers107-2This power is very smooth and broad, with torque over 100 ft/lbs from below 3,000 RPM’s to above 6,000! Kit includes CNC porting with premium components on your heads, fitting forged, 3.937” bore domed pistons to your cylinders, Red Shift® cams and dual piston cam chain tensioners, Axtell oil bypass valve, Pro-Taper pushrods, quality gaskets, high flow injectors and MaxFlow air cleaner assembly with a pre-programmed
ThunderMax® EFI controller.

TBW models require separate purchase of H-D® Screamin’ Eagle® 58mm throttle body (not included); everything else you need is supplied in a single part number/ More info at 410-579-2828 or Zipper’s Performance Products Muscle 107” Kit.

Victory Motorcycles And Helping with Horsepower™ Engage At-Risk Youth to Set Land Speed Record

Victory Motorcycles and Pine Bush High School’s Starz Program Helping With Horsepower™ sets a new national land speed record while providing a learning experience for at-risk youths. Laura Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles developed the Helping with Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program to use a motorcycle as a tool to keep kids in school; teaching life lessons such as teamwork, self-confidence and problem solving and, in this case, to go fast!

Lloyd Greer of Lloyd’z Motorworks partnered with Victory to implement Laura’s curriculum and lead the at-risk youth, hands-on, as they built a Victory Hammer motorcycle to set national records on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. The Freedom 106 powered Victory was modified with a Procharger B-1 Supercharger and special tuning to deliver more than 200 HP, capable of achieving the 2014 AMA Bonneville National M-BG/2000 Record of 173.321 MPH.

“We are proud to be part of this special program.” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris. “Using Victory motorcycles to teach our youth the value of hard work and achieving goals is a terrific way to contribute to the future.”

Meet the team in the Victory Motorcycles booth at the International Motorcycle Shows in Long Beach Nov. 14-16 and New York City Dec. 12-14. The 2015 Victory motorcycle lineup features premium cruisers, baggers, and touring models that provide riders with industry-leading performance, comfort, style, cargo space, and reliability.

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New Harley-Davidson Superlow® 1200T. Big Touring Features In A Light Machine.

14_XL1200T_RLargeThose looking for a Harley Sportster with essential touring features (detachable windshield, locking saddlebags, Michelin® Scorcher® 11T touring tires and rear suspension with dial-adjustable pre-load), may consider the HD Superlow 1200T, a bike

14_XL1200T_Rintroduced as a mid-year 2014 model. Its ergonomics are calibrated to offer riders from 5’ 1” to 5’ 7” in height an easy reach to the ground, handlebar and foot controls in a geometry designed for great maneuverability. The SuperLow 1200T weighs 118 pounds less than the lightest Harley-Davidson Big Twin touring motorcycle.

SportminifloorboardsSportlowseatheightSportrelocatedmidmountcontrolsSportcomfortablecockpitThe saddlebag mounting hardware incorporates quick-detachable docking points to make it possible to easily add an accessory rack or backrest. The rear shock absorbers offer easy pre-load adjustment to accommodate the weight of luggage and a passenger on the two-up Reduced Reach® touring seat. Mini footboards provide added comfort for the rider and passenger, and the rider foot position is three inches forward from the SuperLow® 883 model to make it easier to place feet flat on the ground and to reach the side stand. Front turn signals are located on the lower triple tree to increase handlebar adjustment range. Continue reading ‘New Harley-Davidson Superlow® 1200T. Big Touring Features In A Light Machine.’

Python Rayzer Slip-On Mufflers

18010744Another choice to improve the look and sound of your exhaust system with these new 4” Rayzer Slip-On mufflers from Python. Innovative 2” fiberglass-wrapped perforated baffles provide free flowing exhaust for improved performance and a smooth sound. Clad in unique 4” chrome or matte black heat shields and come with stainless, laser cut heat shield bands. Continue reading ‘Python Rayzer Slip-On Mufflers’

Polaris Slingshot To Arrive At Your dealership By November 26, 2014

slingshot1slingshot2Nicknamed the “Roadster Jet-Fighter”, the Slingshot™ is an entirely new on-road driving and riding experience. The Slingshot is a three wheeled motorcycle, not an automobile. Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement.

With side by side seating, both driver and passenger experience a front row shot of adrenaline, a 360-degree rush of sight, sound, and smell.Tthe new Slingshot and Slingshot SL are expected to arrive at your local Slingshot™ dealer by November 26, 2014.

Standard Features. •m2.4 Liter DOHC Engine • 5-Speed Manual Transmission • High-Strength Steel Spaceframe • 3-Point Seatbelts • LED Taillights and Projector – Beam Headlights • Double-Wishbone Front Suspension with Sway Bar • Electronic Power-Assisted Steering • Electronic Stability Control • ABS Disk Brakes • Tilt Steering • Adjustable, Waterproof Seats • Lockable Storage Bins and Glove Box.

Slingshot™($19,999) Titanium Metallic Paint. 17” Front Wheels, 18” Rear Wheel. Slingshot™ SL ($23,999) Slingshot Red Pearl Paint. Blade Windshield. Premium 18” Forged-Aluminum Front Wheels. 20” Forged-Aluminum Rear Wheel, Media Console: 4.3” LCD Screen, Backup Camera, 6 Speaker Audio System, Bluetooth® Integration.

Indian Motorcycle Returns To Speed Trials At El Mirage

IndianElMirage1IndianElMirage2IndianElMirage3This past weekend Gary Gray -Director of Indian Motorcycle Products , Robert Pandya – Indian Motorcycle PR Manager – and a handful of Indian Motorcycle engineers and friends of the brand headed out to the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed to participate to the final SCTA timed 2-day event of the season to get some baseline runs in on a 2014 Chief and a 2015 Scout. The objective was not to set any land speed records. Not yet! But to pay respect to the heritage and glory of Indian Motorcycles past exploits, have the factory earn SCTA (Southern California Timing Association) certified runs and prove the new Indians lineage and durability with strong debuts by 2 rookie land speed riders. In many ways, a symbolic and historical return of the brand to speed trials.

IndianElMirage4IndianElMirage5IndianElMirage6The Indian Scout was ridden by none other than Gary Gray. Gary leads a team that interacts with both the design and the engineering groups to define the current and future products for the brand. Shepherding the product direction for such an iconic brand take somebody who isn’t afraid to get their fingers dirty. Gray spent several weekends in 2014 racing vintage Scout motorcycles in FIM and USCRA, and twisted the new Scouts throttle to a very fast 128.447 mph on the dusty mile and 1/3 course. The motorcycle Gary rode featured a stock engine, and was built to the P-P 1350 class and only modified the handlebars to race.. This same motorcycle will be tweaked by the engineering team for a return to the venue just to go faster and “see what she will do”. Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Returns To Speed Trials At El Mirage’

The Johnny Five Dual-LED Tail Light

johnny-five1johnny-five2johnny-five3johnny-five4This CNC’s aluminum body construction tail light features ultra-bright dual 1” LED’s. The two-phase LEDs let you run both run and brake lights. Injection-molded polycarbonate lenses. Two threaded, 5/16″ holes on the back side make mounting to a fender, license plate bracket or sissy bar an easy task, while the wiring makes a clean exit through the housing bottom. MSRP $99.95. Shipping worldwide at Lowbro Customs or call toll free 1-855-4LOWBROW.

Bigtwin Expo Of Netherlands. November 7-9.

Another big European show/expo, this one in the heart of the Netherlands, with 2 full halls of custom bikes and everything about the lifestyle, held during 3 days last weekend Nov. 7-9 at the former Autotron Museum of Rosmalen. 90 bikes competed in a bike show organized by Bigtwin Magazine and I will feature some of the best during the coming months. Waiting for it, a few postcards from the event. (all photography @ H. Roesler for Cyril Huze)

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Carlini Design Lawsuit Against Paul Yaffe Originals Over Patented Handlebars Design. Update.

carlini1carlini2I received the following statement from Carlini Design.

“Carlini Design would like this opportunity to show why Carlini Design & Paul Yaffe “Originals” are in a legal disagreement over patented handlebars. Regardless of what the outcome of our battle in court is, we would like the motorcycle community to know what we are fighting over. In the previous post covering this topic there was quite a bit of confusion and unwarranted trash talk in the comments over the designers, and what product this lawsuit was about. To help clarify things let us first show you the specific handlebars involved in the dispute.

As you can see the slightly taller bars are Paul Yaffe “Originals” and the shorter are Carlini Design bars. With the hand controls mounted and viewed from the side/profile (which is the established way of identifying Carlini’s patented signature style) there is no way to tell the difference between the bars. Their handlebar cannot include our patented design without our consent. We would like to make it clear we have NO issue with the regular “Monkey Bar

Here at Carlini Design we have a passion for creating innovative, unique, and original product. We understand that what makes our handlebars unique is the curve that can be best seen from the side or profile view of the motorcycle. We pioneered, patented, invested and marketed this unique design so that we could bring an innovative and high quality product to our customers. Continue reading ‘Carlini Design Lawsuit Against Paul Yaffe Originals Over Patented Handlebars Design. Update.’

Ness Fairing For Sportsters 2004-Up

sportsterfairing1sportsterfairing2Referred by some as the “bikini fairing”, a windscreen and minimal fairing extending around the headlight is a great choice for doing more than limiting air drag and protecting you from debris. Giving your Sportster a new Sport/Cafe attitude.

This kit is made of heavy ABS plastic for the shell with a smoked plexiglass windshield. Body is available ready to paint ($319.95) or in gloss black $349.95) Sold complete with all necessary hardware for easy installation.

For 2004-Up Sportster™, Sportster Nightster™ models 2004-up or any XL model with 39mm forks, top mount headlight and Nightster™ handlebars. At Arlen Ness.

S&S Cycle Tells You How To Break-In Your New Engine

SSEnginesBelow the correct procedure to break-in your engine

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1- Initial start up. Run engine approximately one minute at 1250-1750 rpm. DO NOT crack throttle or subject to any loads during this period as head gaskets are susceptible to failure at this time. During this time, check to see that oil pressure is normal, that oil is returning the oil tank, and that no leaks exist.

2. Shut off engine and thoroughly check for any leaks or other problems. Let engine cool to the touch.

3.. After engine has cooled, start up again and allow the motor to build some heat. Engine should be run no longer than three to four minutes. When the cylinders become warm/ hot to the touch (approximately 150°) shut the motor down and let it cool to room temp. Follow the same cautions as for the initial start-up, and continue to watch for problems.

4. Repeat this procedure 3 or 4 times. Each successive time it should take slightly longer to warm up and you can increase the temp slightly each time (+10°). You can be more liberal each time with the rpm, gently vary rpm continuously from idle up to 2500 rpm in the final cycle. Don’t be too concerned with final carb settings at this time because idle speed and mixture cannot be correctly set until the motor reaches full operating temperature. The motor should not reach that temperature during these cycles. Do not allow engine temperature to become excessive. After the motor has cooled to room temperature for the final time you are ready to start the 1000 mile engine break-in process.

5. The first 50 miles are most critical for new rings and piston break-in. Engine damage is most likely to occur during this period. Keep heat down by not exceeding 2500 rpm. Avoid lugging the motor, riding in hot weather or in traffic. Vary the engine speed. Do not lug the engine. We recommend changing the oil at 50 miles. Continue reading ‘S&S Cycle Tells You How To Break-In Your New Engine’

Victory Recalls Some 2015 Models For Transmission Issue

Cyril-Huze-Victory-MagnumPolaris is recalling some 2015 model year Victory motorcycles because of a problem that can cause the transmission to shift gears or drop into neutral.

The motorcycles recalled include the 2015 Cross Country, Cross Country 8-Ball, Cross Country Tour, Gunner, Hammer 8-Ball, High Ball, Magnum, Vegas 8-Ball and Vision Tour, though only 122 units manufactured between Aug. 11 and Sept. 2 are afflicted with the problem.

Victory is currently contacting their owners to alert them of the issue. Dealers will inspect and correctly install the springs on motorcycles in their inventory. Victory has put a stop sale on the affected vehicles.

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) states that the transmission shift drum detent roller springs on the affected motorcycles may not have been installed correctly. The detent arm return springs may cause the transmission to unexpectedly change or drop out of gear, potentially causing a rider to lose control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Indian Motorcycle Unveils Long Beach IMS Plans This Weekend In Long Beach, California

Scout-family4Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its itinerary for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., which takes place November 14-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Riders in southern California are encouraged to be among the first in the nation to take a demo ride on the very much talked-about new 2015 Indian Scout, motorcycling’s hot new middle-weight cruiser, the ultra-premium luxury touring Indian Roadmaster and the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup.

“With Scout reservations exceeding all expectations and inventory expected in dealerships by year end, we’re excited to give our fans in California a chance to be among the first in the country to take a demo ride on this beautiful new machine,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “It’s a bike that delivers quickness, power, precise handling, balance and comfort, and at a starting price of $10,999 we think just about everyone who rides this bike will want to own one.” Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Unveils Long Beach IMS Plans This Weekend In Long Beach, California’

Burly Brat Style Seats For Your Sporty

bratstyle1But what the F**k is a Brat style? Well it’s a style of bikes largely inspired by those built by a shop called the Brat Style Garage in Japan. Usually customs built out of necessity for the Japanese hipster crowd, with very few frame modifications, a very cool naked look, often black wheels and characterized by a thin solo or two up seat. Burly is launching this type of seats to fit 1996 thru 2003 Sportsters and very soon late models.
bratstyle2They are straight bolt-on on your Sportster, carefully shaped to perfectly follow the frame rails – Brat Style – and available in solo or two up version. Seat pan is made of durable fiberglass. Cover, in ribbed or diamond pattern, is wrapped around a proprietary high density foam to balance style and comfort. Made in the USA. Check out the Burly Website, 888-367-1871 or contact your local dealer to get one for your Sporty.

Bonhams London Auction. 1929 Brough Superior 986cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sports And 1950 Vincent 998cc Series C Black Shadow

1929-Brough-Superior11929-Brough-Superior2These 2 exciting motorcycles are going to be auctioned in London November 30th at Bonhams headquarters on Bond Street,

Estimated at £270,000-320,000, the 1929 Brough Alpine Grand Sports was designed with the legendary peaks of the Alpine Trial in mind. Taking in vast mountain peaks, chilling temperatures, and the twists and turns of Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and the infamous Stelvio Pass, it was a great test of endurance and skill. George Brough undertook the Trial in 1925 on an SS100, resulting in the award of six cups, including one for ‘Best Performance’. The design of the Brough Superior Alpine Grand Sports took inspiration from its founder’s achievement, and was introduced to the market in 1925 for the 1926 season with a lower compression ratio (making it suitable for touring), a small fly-screen and a pair of tool boxes as standard – perfect for thundering through the Alps. Continue reading ‘Bonhams London Auction. 1929 Brough Superior 986cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sports And 1950 Vincent 998cc Series C Black Shadow’

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Accepting Nominations For 2015 Hall of Fame And Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame

sturgishofThe Individuals, organizations and businesses considered for induction into the Hall of Fame will have made a positive and significant impact on motorcycling. Individuals considered for the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame will have made a significant impact through their work in grassroots rights efforts.

A comprehensive overview of their accomplishments is necessary to make an informed and educated decision. Please keep in mind that while his or her achievements may be outstanding, not everyone knows it. Biographical info, newspaper articles, historical documents, etc. may be submitted. Submissions should include the nomination form and any supporting materials, and must be received by the Museum no later than January 9, 2015. Continue reading ‘Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Accepting Nominations For 2015 Hall of Fame And Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame’

Veterans Day. The Greatest Casualty Is Being Forgotten

wwAmong other companies, Harley-davidson is saluting those who served and today is proud to announce a partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® to help improve the lives of servicemen and women living with post-traumatic stress disorder. To kick off the partnership, six Wounded Warrior Project Alumni were surprised with brand new 2015 motorcycles. To provide support and comfort to an injured warrior, go HERE.

Cabana Dan’s Harley Package Truck

cabana0Cabana1Cabana2Dan Rognvoog (a.k.a. Cabana Dan) belongs to this category of non-professional builders who spends all his free time building and tinkering in his personal workshop. Each year, he completes a new project whose quality is such that you would swear it comes for an household name custom builder.

His passion is for vintage motorcycles that he restores or that he uses as inspiration for modern creations. A few years ago, he fell in love for a vintage looking sidecar built by Arlen Ness from new parts. So, he went to see him, asked him advice on how to build this type of machine and eventually decided to build a Harley Package Truck, not to be confused with a Harley Motorcycle Truck.

Cabana2bisCabana2quatCabana2terAfter a test with the US postal service during 2-year run (1913-1914), Harley produced the Motorcycle Truck featuring a dual front wheel with container (550 lbs capacity) front of the rider mounted between the 2 wheels. Then the company canceled production of the Motorcycle Truck replaced in 1915 by the Package Truck for the commercial market, using first a sidecar chassis in which a cargo was installed. The Package Truck was an immediate success for Harley because it was much cheaper to buy and operate than an automobile and it was easy for the owner to remove the cargo for personal use of the motorcycle during weekends. A success that will last 42 years until production ceased in 1957. Continue reading ‘Cabana Dan’s Harley Package Truck’

Incredible. Francois Gissy Rides His Rocket Bicycle To A New Land speed Record Of 207 MPH (333 KM/H)

Not a motorcycle, but you I know you will enjoy this video showing French Francois Gissy – under different camera angles – ride his hydrogen peroxide rocket bicycle to 207 mph (333 km/h). It took him 5 seconds to go from 0 to 207 mph! Concentrated liquid hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is fed from a storage tank into secondary chamber filled with a catalyst, typically silver. This causes the chemical bonds to break down and the hydrogen peroxide to decompose into heat, water (H2O) in the form of 650 degree F steam, and oxygen (O). The steam is then forced through a rocket nozzle to provide thrust. Watch the attempt.

Mooneyes Gas Cap Nostalgia

moon1moon2Mooneyes products and logo are an indelible part of Hot Rod nostalgia, easily recognizable to gearheads and novices alike. The distinctive Moneyes logo can belong to your bike with this gas cap cover simply glued to your stock or similar aftermarket gas cap with 72.5 mm or smaller outer diameter. Just attach it with silicone glue and optionally with a few additional side-mounted set screws. Made of cast aluminum in the USA. At Mooneyes USA, in Europe at W&W Cycles AG.



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