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The Wedge. A New Frame-Mount Fairing Designed for Mid-Size Motorcycles.

fairing1fairing2Finally, a frame-mounted fairing sized for mid-size motorcycles. No longer do riders of bikes like Harley-Davidson Dynas, FXRs and Sportsters; and Triumph Bonnevilles and Thruxtons, have to settle for a fork-mounted fairing. No more trying to adapt a full-size Bagger fairing to a smaller motorcycle.

The Wedge Fairing Kit offers the advantages that only a frame-mounted fairing can: a more stable ride, better wind protection and storage, all in a compact package!.

• Easy installation • Twin LED turn signals • Two halogen headlights (see and be seen) • Windshields available in 3 heights, in clear or tinted • Quality finish means only minor prep is needed before paint • Complete mounting kit: bracket, wiring harness, shield, and hardware

Manufactured in the USA. The Wedge Complete kit. MSRP $1395 + S&H. More info at Wedge Fairing 612-866-3977 or


Yes, You Can Climb This Wall. Vertical Motorcycle Challenge.

You can try more than one time. This video doesn’t reference when and where it was shot. Doesn’t matter. Enjoy the 2-wheel vertical challenge.

Spectro Oils

Race To The Clouds. A Joint Project Victory Motorcycles And Roland Sands.

racetothecloudDubbed “Project 156”, from this illustration the joint program looks to me like some kind of Pike’s Peak Run on a Victory machine prepared by Roland Sands to reach the clouds at high speed.

But what do I know… Answer with details will be published here on May 28th. Stay tuned.

Progressive Suspension

2015 Poland “Poznan Motor Show”. The Custom Motorcycle Style Of Central Europe.

1Poznan2Poznan3Poznan4PoznanThe Poznan Motor Show sponsored by Motorcycle Storehouse is Poland’s biggest automotive automotive showcase with four halls dedicated only to motorcycles, of which one is hosting the “Custom Festival” of Polish magazine “Custom”. In this country of 39 million people, there are only 7 official Harley-Davidson dealers, but there is an emergent custom scene with builders whose reputation among their peers in Europe is metal/welding work expertise. More than 60 custom motorcycles competing last weekend in the bike show with builders from Central Europe showing a wide variety of styles on all kind of platforms. “The Partner Pick Of Excellence” received from Custom Chrome Europe a set of the newly introduced Crusher Performance Exhaust Systems (Photography Horst Roesler for Cyril Huze)

Main Winners (more bikes after the jump)

Free Style 1st Place
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Old School 2nd Place

Modified Harley 1st Place

Continue reading ‘2015 Poland “Poznan Motor Show”. The Custom Motorcycle Style Of Central Europe.’


Inaugural Harley-Davidson® Flat-Track Racing At X Games Austin On June 4, 2015

Brad-Baker-#1-and-Jared-Mees-#9-Pomona-Finals--2014Last year, Harley-Davidson sponsored two flat-track exhibitions, and thousands of fans took to social media to express their excitement for the sport. So, now it’s official. A new motorcycle racing competition will throw dirt June 4 during the inaugural Harley-Davidson® Flat-Track Racing at ESPN’s X Games Austin. The inaugural race is an invitational format, with athletes from around the world receiving the opportunity to be part of the action. The Harley-Davidson XR 750 also joins the field of motorcycles battling for the top podium position at Circuit of The Americas. The gold medalist will be awarded a brand-new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 motorcycle. Continue reading ‘Inaugural Harley-Davidson® Flat-Track Racing At X Games Austin On June 4, 2015′

Breaking News. Erik Buell Racing Closed Its Doors With $20 Million In Outstanding Liabilities

EBR1Erik Buell Racing closed its business this Wednesday April 15, 2015 and filed for protection from its creditors  in Walworth County Circuit Court, Wisconsin. With outstanding bills of more than $20 million and unable to pay them Erik Buell Racing had no other choice than to close the doors of its facility in East Troy. All the EBR’s 126 employees have been laid off. “We thought we had secured funding, but in the end, we were not able to get that funding in place. Therefore, we need to do the best we can under the circumstances for all parties in interest” said Erik Buell. Continue reading ‘Breaking News. Erik Buell Racing Closed Its Doors With $20 Million In Outstanding Liabilities’

Motorcycle Parts Website

Primary Cover For Recent Triumph Models

IMG_0252EMD now offers the Cooler King, a cast aluminum finned primary cover for the 2001-Up Triumph Bonneville (T100), Thruxton, Scrambler, America and Speedmaster models.

Developed as a collaborative effort with The Speed Merchant, the Cooler King was designed to match the style of Speed Merchant’s existing Stator Covers and Sprocket Covers for Triumph.

The Cooler King is available in raw, semi-polished, black ut and all black. MSRP US$ 808.00. At EMD (Esteves Motorcycle Design)

Auctions America’s Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7 – 9, 2015

1March2Indian3AceFourThe 29-lot collection, which features bikes from the former esteemed Arthur P. Sigal Collection, is comprised of both original and beautifully restored motorcycles. The weekend event (May 7-9) will be held at the Preston Evans Collection at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. The auction will include a 1902 Marsh (top picture) predating Harley-Davidson, and believed to be the only Marsh of its kind left in existence — an impressive addition to any motorcycle collection (Est. $80,000 – $85,000). Continue reading ‘Auctions America’s Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7 – 9, 2015′

Leesburg Bikefest April 24- 26, 2015. The US Largest 3-Day Motorcycle Rally Announces New Features.

leesburg1The 19th Annual Leesburg Bikefest, the largest free 3-day motorcycle rally and music event, keeps its growing audience coming back and is bringing new entertainment and activities: 3 headline concerts, 75+ regional concerts, vendors, demonstrations, shows and 5 hot body contests. There is something for everyone… The event is estimated to draw a quarter-of-a-million-plus riders and concertgoers

Leesburg3In addition to its ever-popular, admission-free headlining concerts – this year featuring legendary rock singer/guitarist Lita Ford, Puddle of Mudd and The Marshall Tucker Band – new to Bikefest this year is: 4 wheel beauties by Classic Car’s “Cruisin’ Couples;” “Movie Row,” a collection of cars famous for being a part of memorable movies from the past, along with “Then and Now” (comparing classic cars to their modern counterparts); the POW/MIA memorial Dragster and the Abrams MIA Tank scaled replica; the Rat’s Hole “Baddest Bagger Show” Contest (applications available online); the Introduction of The International Bikini Team, showcasing their models at the Hot Body contests, and; American Motor Drome’s Wall of Death thrill show Arena. Continue reading ‘Leesburg Bikefest April 24- 26, 2015. The US Largest 3-Day Motorcycle Rally Announces New Features.’

JIMS Creates The Lift Wheel Guide

jims1Jims2Today’s larger and heavier motorcycles, especially those with fairings, can be difficult to safely load onto a bike lift by only one person.  To solve this problem, JIMS now offers a guide to help the front wheel track into the correct position.

For use with Handy lift or equivalent, this device becomes the “buddy” that is needed to safely lead the motorcycle into the lift’s front wheel vice.  It may also work with wheel chocks in trucks or trailers used to transport motorcycles.  For more information visit JIMS USA or email at or call (805) 482-6913.

Triumph Motorcycles Claiming To Be Now Number One European Brand In North America

triumph1A record setting first quarter by Triumph Motorcycles America, which included the highest single day retail sales ever on March 31st, resulted in the company stating as being the top selling European brand in North America. The ranking is based upon motorcycle unit sales in the 500cc-plus on-road and dual-sport categories for the U.S. and Canada. The first quarter of 2015 ended with a more than 16% growth in retail sales over last year. This continues the steady increase Triumph Motorcycles America has been experiencing, as 13 of the last 16 quarters have seen year over year growth. Triumph didn’t provide the number of units sold in North America. The Company sold 54,432 units globally in 2014.

triumph2“The positive sales trend is only possible through the commitment of our retailer network,” said Matt Sheahan, COO of Triumph Motorcycles America. “The most recent quarter nearly doubles the units sold compared to just four years ago for the same quarter.” As a result of the recent achievements, the top performing North American dealers from 2014 are being rewarded by Triumph with an all-inclusive trip to the factory in Hinckley, UK. These dealers will then make their way to the Isle of Man for the TT races on June 6th. Continue reading ‘Triumph Motorcycles Claiming To Be Now Number One European Brand In North America’

2015 Daytona Bike Week 2015. Video Footage.

Shot by Joey Rocket, a.k.a. Adrian Laboy, a collaborator of Indian/Victory of Daytona Beach, a few shots of the event and some interesting aerial views (yes, from a Drone) giving you a different perspective…

Win This 1974 Restored Honda CB750

1HondaCB2HondaCB3HondaCBBrass Balls Bobber (BBB) brought back to life an original 1974 Honda CB 750 now in excellent condition so that Pros 4 Vets can raffle it to fulfill their mission of supporting our US troops. To win this bike, each ticket is only $10.00 and only 2000 tickets will be sold. So you chance of winning is 1 in 2000, or of course more if you buy more than 1 ticket. Winner will be picked randomly. Brass Ball Bobbers will ship this CB750 anywhere in the world (winner pay shipping). To participate to this raffle and donate to Military Servicemen, go to Pro 4 Vets.

Öhlins Racing AB Safety Recall Notice For TTX 36 Shocks

OhlinsÖhlins has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain batches and part numbers of aftermarket TTX36 (TTX GP, TTX RT & TTX36 MKII) MC shock absorbers produced between 11-06-2013 and 02-19-2015.

Therefore you are strongly urged to stop using the motorcycle until the shock absorber has been removed or corrected. It can be a safety issue to use the bike with the faulty shock absorber on the bike

Öhlins Racing AB is conducting a campaign to recall all the affected aftermarket TTX36 shock absorbers of the models and batches rectify the issue. To determine if your shock is affected by the recall, and the steps to take if so, go to Öhlins Recall Notice.

A Harley Street 750 Goes Off-Road

StrretRick11StrretRick22StrretRick33When Harley-Davidson introduced its 2 Street models (750 & 500), the maker described them as “coming from the street, born out of the custom tradition of tearing down a motorcycle to its raw, minimal essence and letting the pure rebellion inherent in the lines of the machine come screaming through”…

Corporate narrative aside, it’s true that the Harley Street is designed mainly for city quick moves and tight turns and for such purpose features a lean and narrow chassis, tires for easy handling, a super low seat (women welcome) and a suspension tuned for the roughest urban roads. So, you could suppose like me, that the customized versions of the Harley Street would emphasize its vocation of being a street bike for youngsters. This feature to prove you that the Street can have a different personality.

StrretRick8bisStrretRick5The story of this makeover going in the off-road direction is the involuntarily result of a competition currently organized by Harley-Davidson among all its european official dealers. Each of them must customize a Street (no constraints imposed by H-D), with each european country winner selected for a final competition where the Street “Custom King” champion will be announced during the “Wheels and Waves“ weekend June 11-13, 2015 in Biarritz, France. Continue reading ‘A Harley Street 750 Goes Off-Road’

Gain Rider Leg Clearance With New Harley Passenger Mini Footboard Mounts

2Mini-Footboard-Mount-ComparisonGain leg room with the new Passenger Mini Footboard Mount Kit (P/N 50500403 $99.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. This mount kit replaces the Original Equipment passenger footboards of 1993-later Harley-Davidson Touring models with more-compact footpegs or mini footboards.

The passenger’s feet are moved rearward and inward to create more space between the rider footboard and the passenger foot support, extra leg room that may make it easier to walk the bike in and out of parking spaces. When folded, the pegs are tighter to the bike which makes it easier for many owners to reach and push the bike in a garage. Original Equipment on the Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® Low and Ultra Limited Low models, this kit is an ideal solution for short-limbed riders. It includes a left and right mount and required installation hardware. The mounts accept several styles of Mini Footboards or male-mount style passenger footpegs, which are sold separately. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson.

Around The World On A Motorcycle In 1932

In 1932, 23-year-old Englishman Robert Fulton Jr set off on a 40,000-mile solo motorcycle trek from London to Japan. His incredible footage of the journey is one of a selection of films being shown in England at The Adventure Travel Film Festival (17-20 Aug). It captures a Middle East still under British rule, India under the Raj and pre-communist China, all before the days of telephones, proper infrastructure or mass tourism – and when some parts of his map were still marked “unknown”. This is an edited extract from the film.

Custom Built Supercharged Motus MSTR

motus11motus2This weekend in Austin, Texas, Brian Case, the Co-founder, Design Director of MOTUS Motorcycles, is presenting at the “Handbuilt Show” a very special supercharged Motus. A short 4-week project, it started with a stock Motus MSTR Sport Tourer stripped away as much as Brian could. Then a supercharger from Procharger was added and the engine was fitted with a 4-2-1 Tri-Y stainless exhaust with a titanium Akrapovic GP slip-on. The blower required a custom designed bracket and pulley drive system mounted to the left side of the Motus MV4 engine, and driven off of to the Motus alternator pulley. The stock Motus ECU also made an easy job of tuning the system, which already has PC-based programming features to recognize supercharging. Continue reading ‘Custom Built Supercharged Motus MSTR’

Joke Of The Week

cyril-huze-joke44 - CopyA 65 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience.. Seeing God, she asked “Is my time up?” God said, “No, you have another 33 years, 2 months and 8 days to live.”

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color and brighten her teeth! Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.

After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing The street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance. Arriving in front of God, she demanded, “I thought you said I had another 33 years? Why didn’t you pull me from out of the path of the Ambulance?”

God replied: “Shit, I didn’t recognize you!”

Post Apocalyptic Motorcycle

0walking-dead-bike11walking-dead-bike22walking-dead-bikeSome of you are familiar with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” tv series with all episodes describing a post apocalyptic in which a band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day to day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope. Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point, some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp on to what little they have left.

4walking-dead-bike5walking-dead-bikeClassified Moto a small custom shop located in Richmond, Virginia was commissioned by the show to build a pair of identical post-apocalyptic motorcycles to replace tv character Daryl Dixon’s lost chopper. The survivor bike is based on the 1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk. It features front end from a Yamaha YZF-R6, including the wheel and brakes, a stock Nighthawk rear wheel, smooth-riding Progressive Suspension 970 piggyback shocks, Kenda Big Block tires, a custom leather seat and a distressed finish befitting a ride from a post-apocalyptic world. Continue reading ‘Post Apocalyptic Motorcycle’

Zipper’s Performance MaxFlow and HighFlow Premium Air Cleaner Kits Now Available And Ready to Ship

ZippersTwinCamZipper’s Premium Air Cleaner Kits for Twin Cam®​ Engines

Here’s a nice power increase that’s easy to install! These USA-Made Premium Air Cleaner Kits feature internal-breather backing plates CNC-machined from solid billet for strength, performance and beauty. The included cleanable/oil-able, pleated gauze element is available in standard 2-1/4″ width or Zipper’s 5/8″ wider MaxFlow unit to really let that engine breathe. Available with satin billet, texture black or chrome plated breather ports. Bolt it on and you will feel the difference.

ZippersRushmoreZipper’s Rushmore Air Cleaner Kit. 47% Air Flow Increase.

The Rushmore Air Cleaner kits for 2014-2015 Touring models allow 47% airflow increase over the stock Rushmore air cleaner. The CNC billet backplate is constructed with full radius inlets. Includes a 100% washable, re-usable oiled gauze HighFlow Air Cleaner element. Supports Rushmore cover 360° for durability.​ These kits are available with a black backing plate for a sleek look.

ZippersMaxFlowZipper’s Stage I Max Flow Air Cleaner Upgrade Kits. 60% More Surface Area.

Already have the factory Stage I air cleaner kit and want to improve the performance of it? This Upgrade Kit includes a specially designed MaxFlow filter element and mounting hardware that is 5/8” deeper (60% more surface area!) than the un-serviceable factory Stage I filter. Washable, high flow oiled-gauze element traps the smallest dirt particles while providing dramatic flow increases. Simple 5 minute installation. Notice an immediate difference. Zipper’s has also high quality, USA-made, washable oiled-gauze replacement filters in stock widths for both cable and TBW air cleaners to replace the non-serviceable factory Stage I elements. Continue reading ‘Zipper’s Performance MaxFlow and HighFlow Premium Air Cleaner Kits Now Available And Ready to Ship’

RSD Custom Gauge Mount And Top Triple Set Up

RSD1RSD2Roland Sands Design (RSD) is Introducing the RSD Gauge Mount and Top Triple Set Up for Softail, Dyna, Sportster & 48 models. The idea is to move any stock Harley-Davidson 3-1/4” gauge from the gas tank or risers to the front of the forks. The RSD Top Triple Clamps also allow for use of standard risers instead of the standard HD built-in riser mounts, allowing for unlimited bar and riser options. All Top Triples include mounting holes for Gauge Relocation.

RSD3The RSD billet Top Triple Tree increases the rigidity of your fork, somewhat improving suspension and decreasing front fork flex. They also look great while eliminating the built-in riser on some Sportster and Dyna models and allowing the use of standard risers. Also available without riser holes for a clean look on cafe bikes using clip-on bars. All triple-trees are drilled and tapped for Top Triple Gauge Mount and Adapter Plate. MSRP $209.95 to $219.95.

The RDS Cafe Gauge & Headlight Re-Locator For Sportsters lowers your headlight and gauge to a from the top handlebar clamp down to the front of the top triple clamp. This allows for the use of any aftermarket risers or complete elimination of risers for use of the RSD Clip-Ons. MSRP $259.95

Picture Of The Week. 1948 James Comet

1948JamesCometPromo1This 1948 James Comet belongs to the Art Busman Collection. It will be featured in the 2016 edition of the Paul Oxman Publishing Motorcycle Classics Calendar. Photography @ Doug Mitchel

S&S Variable Pressure Clutch To Upgrade Your Harley Stock Clutch Without Any Modifications

pressureplateS&S has a long history of making a lot of power, and a lot of stock clutches have been sacrificed to the “Gods Of Speed”. S&S has come up with a couple of economical ways to beef up your stock clutch so it can handle the power an S&S engine can throw at it.

This Variable Pressure Clutch gives you up to 40% more additional pressure for clutch engagement. Fits behind a stock derby cover and primary cover with NO modification required. The upgrade is a 10 minute installation…

For 1998-up Big Twins with 6 Stud Clutch Hub (Does not fit: ‘13 and later CVO™ and Tri-Glide™, ‘15 and later Ultra Limited Low and Electra Glide Classic Low Models with New H-D® Assist and Slipper Clutch: 3 Stud Clutch Hub) Only $284.95. Continue reading ‘S&S Variable Pressure Clutch To Upgrade Your Harley Stock Clutch Without Any Modifications’




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