In Indian, motorcycles are not transported in trailers but most often on top of buses. How Indians do load their motorcycles (usually of the light weight category, but for sure above 100 lbs)? Putting on a head pillow, climbing a ladder with the bike on their noggin. A demonstration …
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Voodoo Vintage offers a vintage style Leaf Spring front end that the shop tweaked for modern days.
The top trees are machined and feature 1/2” riser mount holes distanced 3-1/2″ apart to allow the use of traditional Harley-Davidson style risers. The top-tree mounts are the same dimension as the early Harley-Davidson Springer front end, permitting the use of standard after-market top clamps including dog-bone type triple clamps and integrated handlebar systems. Top trees can be ordered with top trees mounted with the riser holes forward or rearward allowing placement options for the end user. Steering Stem is machined from 1″ 4130 rod and threaded 1-24 with height to accommodate the standard 7″ Harley head tubes and includes the top nut and dust shields. Continue reading ‘Velocity Leaf Spring Front End By Voodoo Vintage’
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, in partnership with the Rapid City Journal, introduces the brand new Sturgis Rider Daily to provide this year’s Sturgis Rally riders with daily comprehensive news and information. Stepping up to edit the tabloid-sized, full color newspaper is long-time moto-journalist Marilyn Stemp.
Stemp is known in the motorcycle industry for her decades of work with IronWorks Magazine and its digital successor Iron Trader News. But more than that she has been an ambassador for the positive image of motorcycling both in the industry and outside of it. “Having this opportunity to help create something totally new is exciting,” she said. “And as the epicenter of the Sturgis Rally experience, there’s no better place than the Buffalo Chip as my home base for the Daily.”
When Marilyn Stemp turns up at an event—and that happens often—it’s a good sign to motorcycle industry people. “She’s the ultimate in professionalism, and I have total confidence in the quality of the content,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Said Rick Fairless, “Only a few times in my life have I met somebody that I instantly clicked with, somebody that I feel a strong kinship with, somebody who makes me feel as if I’ve known them forever.” Continue reading ‘Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Introduces Sturgis Rider Daily’
Esteves Motorcycle Design (EMD) now offers primary covers for ’07-’14 Harley-Davidson touring bikes in two radically different styles.
Responding to current demand for old-school themes, the Snatch is a cast aluminum primary cover featuring a raised ribbed design. The Snatch strives to capture and celebrate the soul of those elusive vintage aftermarket pieces that sometimes surface at swap meets.
Experimenting with a more industrial and technical look, the Jay Dee primary cover emulates the appearance of an open primary belt drive. The cast aluminum cover is available in black cut finish, featuring a powder coated base and machined highlights.
Explore EMD’s complete product line including cam and rocker covers, headlight buckets, fork tins and more at www.emd-part-usa.com. Dealer inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org 818-268-3789.
Considered by many one of the 10 most important motorcycles of the last century, the first mass produced four-cylinder motorcycle and one of today’s favorite for a Cafe Racer makeover on a low budget, the Honda CB 750 Four is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a wristwatch.
The’’750 Four since 1969′ chronograph is quite nice looking with its striking sporty design featuring an XL-sized stainless-steel case with a diameter of 43 millimeters (1.7 inches). Further characteristic features are the black watch face with white ’750 Four since 1969′ logo, the scratch-resistant sapphire glass and the black leather watch band. The Germany made timepiece not only keeps time with quartz precision. It also has true chronograph functions such as a stopwatch measuring seconds, 60-minute split time display, as well as a 24-hour display and date function. Available exclusively online at CB 750 Four for 129 euros (US 175) + shipping. (below is a custom restored version by Dime City Cycles)
How many years before baby-boomers stop riding? How many years before legislation force manufacturers to produce liquid-cooled motorcycles? Not many. The world changes. Change with it. Here and abroad, markets disappear, others are born ready to be conquered. It’s easy to figure out that future motorcycle sales growth will not come from the big, heavy and expensive motorcycles sold to relatively wealthy white men over 50 eager eager to revive their inner Dennis Hopper. It’s also easy to identify your new younger potential clients. But it’s difficult to conceive and produce the right new models to attract them and to keep them buying your brand during the next 3 or 4 decades. What happens when a company digresses from its traditional strategy? Continue reading ‘Street 750 And Street 500 Models. Harley-Davidson Aggressive Move To Find Its New Sweet Spot.’
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads destination will host countless new events, activities and attractions during the upcoming 2014 Sturgis Rally. Five new bike shows will offer motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to see some of the best in custom bike building. In addition, CrossRoads guests may demo new 2015 Victory Motorcycle models, see new 2015 Indian Motorcycle models, and get an up-close look at the Budweiser Clydesdales and a newly released painting by David Uhl. This Sturgis Rally destination is home to multiple bars, nearly continuous live music on the Jägermeister Stage, dozens of world-class vendors, and a host of epic events, entertainment and attractions only available at the Buffalo Chip. “The CrossRoads will be the place to find some of the most beautiful and powerful motorcycles on the planet,” said Rod Woodruff. “All the new bike shows offer people the opportunity to see amazing customs in one place while enjoying the many new attractions we’ve added this year.”
There will be multiple opportunities to ogle hundreds of unique bikes on display Sunday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 7 with six distinct bike shows. The “Winner Takes All” series of bike shows, presented by Sailor Jerry, start off the lineup of shows by offering the winner a $5,000 cash prize, and bike enthusiasts the opportunity to see some amazing custom creations. Baggers Magazine kicks it off on Sunday, Aug. 3, followed by Street Chopper Magazine Show on Monday, Aug. 4, Hot Bike Magazine/Top Builder Competition Show on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Cycle Source Magazine’s Grease and Gears Bike Show Wednesday, Aug. 6. The king of all custom shows, The Rat’s Hole Custom Chopper Show, will cap the week of shows on Thursday, Aug. 7.
CrossRoads guests will have the opportunity to take free demo rides on brand-new 2015 Victory Motorcycle models on the Chip’s newly paved roads and register for the chance to win the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes, a Cory-Ness-customized Victory Cross Country 8-Ball and matching Les Paul Studio Epiphone guitar. Victory owners are invited to join the Victory Owners Ride, enjoy a free catered reception and meet actor R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey. Indian Motorcycle will also be presenting its new 2015 models at the CrossRoads and giving visitors the opportunity to sign up to win a brand new 2015 Indian Motorcycle.
Guests with Buffalo Chip wristbands are invited to top off their tanks with free fuel from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Free Fuel Happy Hours. RFA will fill riders’ motorcycle tanks for free with 93 octane E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) and answer any questions about which blends of ethanol can be used in motorcycles and other engines. Continue reading ’2014 CrossRoads Events At Sturgis Buffalo Chip’
Your passenger can select a custom fit with the new Premium Detachable Backrest with Adjustable Recline (P/N 52300257 Chrome, P/N 52300258 Gloss black; $299.95) from Harley-Davidson®. By simply turning the glove-friendly locking knobs, the angle of the backrest upright can be adjusted to one of three recline settings, either 8 degrees back or 8 degrees forward from the standard mid-position setting.
The exclusive cam-lock detachable design makes it easy to install or remove the entire passenger backrest assembly in seconds. The backrest is compatible with all Harley-Davidson accessory luggage racks and touring backrest pads (sold separately).
Available in chrome and gloss black finishes, this adjustable backrest fits most 2009-later Touring models equipped with the required Docking Hardware Kits or a Detachable Tour-Pak Rack Kit (sold separately). See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.
In this segment, a young woman named Leslie Padoll from Brooklyn, NY, despite gender stereotypes and other social challenges, has found solace in riding her motorcycle.
With the inspiration and confidence gained from her experiences on the road she was able to overcome her own personal obstacles. She tells her story…
One day he rushed into a lawyer’s office and asked him to arrange a divorce for him. The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and asked him the following questions:
Have you any grounds? Yes, an acre and half and nice little home.
No, I mean what is the foundation of this case? It made of concrete.
I don’t think you understand. Does either of you have a real grudge? No, we have carport, and not need one.
I mean what are your relations like? All my relations still in Poland. Continue reading ‘Joke Of The Week’
In Sturgis Jesse James Will Trade Two Wheels For Four To Race The Off Road Championship At The Buffalo ChipPublished by Cyril Huze July 15th, 2014 in Editorial and Events.
As announced on June 26, Motorsports fans will get more than their fair share of extreme engines, insane speed and colossal crashes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s newly constructed PowerSports Complex this August. The Sturgis Rally entertainment destination has planned a jam-packed week of high-powered competition including TORC (The Off Road Championship), the Nitro National Pro Hill Climb, AMA Extreme Dirt Track ATV Races and Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls.,
On Aug. 5-6 at The Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, S.D., James will trade two wheels for four and compete in the nation’s premiere off-road truck racing series, TORC The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL. James is no stranger to off-road racing and has competed in both desert and short-course off-road racing. He feels TORC is building the foundation for something very special in Sturgis by bringing the series to race at The Chip during the Rally.
“I feel like I have a pretty good pulse on that place (Sturgis) and no one’s ever done anything like what TORC is doing,” he said. “Everybody else is like ‘How are we going to make money off the bikers? How are we going to take their money? But TORC is coming in with ‘How are we going to entertain these dudes?’ Short-course off-road racing is full-out entertainment. You get a lot for your money. I think it’s going to go over well. I’m excited about it. Continue reading ‘In Sturgis Jesse James Will Trade Two Wheels For Four To Race The Off Road Championship At The Buffalo Chip’
Flip a switch and chase the chill with the Sun Ray® Heated Seat (P/N 52000135, $799.95) from Harley-Davidson® Designed for 2014 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle models, this seat is perfect for cool-weather riding in any season. The Sun Ray heated seat features dual-zone rider and passenger positions with separate high/low/off toggle heat controls for personal comfort selection. Continue reading ‘New Sun Ray Seat For Harley-Davidson Rushmore Models To Ride With Warm Buns’
The 5th Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city Of Springfield, MA from 1901 to 1953 will be held on July 20th on the grounds of the Springfield Museums. Indian Day is about showing people the great variety of Indian Motocycles made and telling the story about what was once the largest motorcycle company in the world,” said, Guy McLain, director of the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. From 1970 until 2005, Indian Day was set at the now closed Indian Motocycle Museum on Hendee Street in Springfield. Esta Manthos, the former museum’ owner, donated her extensive collection of Indian Motocycles, artifacts and memorabilia to the Springfield Museums in 2000, where it is now on view in the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Continue reading ‘Fifth Indian Motocycle Day. In Springfield, MA July 20th.’
You don’t have to wear motorcycle related t-shirts all year long. 2 that you can wear to show your radical thinking, even when riding your favorite brand. The Think Outside The Box T-Shirt to show that you are a creative person. The Luck Smith T-Shirt because luck is a DIY project. Unisex fit. But there is a (higher) price to pay for very soft cotton. $25.
This kind of contraption does absolutely nothing to me but some of you may appreciate the new Ariel Ace Motorcycle. A spectacular all aluminum alloy billet frame, a 1237cc water-cooled Honda engine good for over 170hp with a top speed of 165mph and acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. No bad… You can choose your gas tank volume, front end , brakes, bars, seat, exhaust, well almost everything except frame and engine. And your personalized Ace will be signed by the single technician who will assemble it. Ariel Ace Motorcycle.
On June 28th, as soon as I published postcards from the Magic Bike Rudesheim Bike Show, I received an unusual number of emails requesting a feature on “The Virus”, the custom bike winner of both the highly competitive Radical Class and absolute Best Of Show of the competition. Immediately I contacted Bike Show organizer, friend of the industry and photographer Horst Roesler who gifted me, and you, with this set of studio pictures.
if well designed, I like all types of custom motorcycles. But without consideration of the bike purpose – from short city stints to long distance touring, my taste leans more on the naked than on the fully clothed style. In addition, mixing old or classic parts with modern technology has been proven by many builders as producing exquisite custom motorcycles that 3 generations of bikers from Millenials to Generation X to Baby Boomers are embracing together. Continue reading ‘Custom Shovelhead. More Beautiful When Naked.’
Indian Motorcycle® announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The iconic vintage paint palettes were revealed over the weekend for fans of classic motorcycles at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2014, which took place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Additional details and information on all 2015 models, including features and all 2015 MSRP’s will be announced on August 2 out of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The new two-tone Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain will be on-display and available for demo rides during the upcoming 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, running August 2 – 9 in Sturgis, South Dakota and will be available on dealer floors in the fall of 2015.
- The 2015 Indian Chief Classic available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black. (Also vailable in solid Indian Motorcycle Red)
available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory Cream, and Willow Green/ Ivory Cream. (Also available in solid Indian Motorcycle Red and solid Thunder Black)
- The 2015 Indian Chieftain available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory - The 2015 Indian Chief Vintage available in Springfield Blue/ Ivory Cream. (Also available in solid Indian Motorcycle Red and solid Thunder Black) Continue reading ‘Indian Motorcycle Reveals Two-Tone Paint Schemes For 2015 Chief Models’
The new Waybacks mimic the shape and style of their Looky-Looky bars but with a tweak to make them look like the bars so synonymous with the seventies choppers.
Available raw or chrome, with or without knurling and optional dimple and drill. At Nash Motorcycle Company.
With the slogan “Ignite Your Senses”, Polaris is about to launch The Slingshot on July 27th. The company states that “The Slingshot connects both driver and passenger to the sights, sounds, and smells of the open road. It will make you feel the rush of pavement under your seat and in your chest.” Via 2 teaser videos, I let you guess the type of machine it is. Exhilaration is promised…
For the second year, S&S Cycle is organizing the T124 Engine Demo Days. If you are at least 21 years old with a valid license, you will be able to demo the S&S 124” engine bike on the Sturgis Dragway located 20523 79 in Sturgis is open to licensed drivers 21 years of age or older, August 5 and 6 from 10 am to noon. Lots of fun…
Riders must have their own safety equipment, helmets, jacket, boots, glovesand eye protection. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to participate. S&S reserves the right to deny access to anyone in the interest of safety. Of course, riders will be required to sign a liability waiver. FYI, the Sturgis S&S display (Aug 1st to 9th) will be located at 1535 Lazelle Street.
After the jump, a video to see what others had to say about their experience down the track. Continue reading ‘S&S Cycle 2nd Annual T124 Engine Demo Days. At Sturgis Dragway August 5-6.’
Burly Brand continues to grow their extended cable/line kits and recently launched a package for the 2014 HD Rushmore touring models.
Each kit includes all the components necessary to install tall bars on your Street Glide or other batwing faired baggers.
Available in black or braided stainless steel for ABS as well as NON ABS models.
Check out the Burly Brand Website or contact your local dealer for more information.
Shot in & around Ventura, California these brothers split their spare time between riding motorcycles and surfing waves. A culture where man builds with his own hands and the only thing that counts is living in the moment. It is produced to promote a website and brand called Desillusion paying tribute to today’s youth.
The Sturgis Biker Belles Celebration is a day for real women who ride or want to, of women riding stories, of women having fun together.
Presented by Harley-Davidson, the day begins at the Lodge in Deadwoodwith an inspiring symposium of leading industry women, including Cat Hammes, motivational speaker and safety expert, Diva Amy Skaling, Team Diva, Kathy Tolleson, founder of Roar Motorcycles and others yet to be announced. Michelle Carpenter’s captivating new film about women riders, featuring some familiar Biker Belle faces, will also be showcased. Continue reading ‘Sturgis 6th Annual Biker Belles Celebration Is Tuesday August 5, 2014′