Archive for October, 2006

NADA Motorcycle Building, Comparison and Pricing Tool

The NADA Guides website, allows shoppers the ability to research information about virtually every new motorcycle available on the market today, (as well as scooters, ATVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft). The tool allows consumers to compare up to three different motorcycles side-by-side, with pricing and specification information of each motorcycle displayed simultaneously. And once shoppers […]

Outrageous Bike Seen During Biketoberfest

Have you ever seen a bike with 2 (yes I say two) 121” TP engines, one on the right, one on the left running in reverse, boosted by Garrett T-25 t turbo with 9 psi. of boost, equipped with a 310 front tire and a 360 rear one? If yes, you must have visited, like […]

O School Choppers Minimal Mirrors

O School Chopper, out of Las Vegas, offers these minimal mirrors for Choppers & Bobbers. Small but that you can use to see behind you, not only as a decorative piece. At 1.5” x 2.375” inches or 3.56 square inches these radical new mirrors are probably the smallest available that pass State minimum requirements (Amazing, these […]

Signature Bobber Rolling Chassis

If you are a Bobbers fan, here your opportunity to own one of my Signature Bobbers. Only 10 of this design will be hand made and sold  First, the frame has no stretch, a 32-degree rake for a true bobber look. Transmission plate is welded to the frame and the frame neck got internal fork stops. A custom […]

Women Want To Have Fun, Too.

I think it’s worth a post. Rossiter Harley-Davidson in Bradenton, FL just held an event for women only called “Garage Party”. The objective is to let women, in an “intimidation free” environment, ask questions about owning and riding their own motorcycles. I applaud this initiative because I meet a lot of women who want to […]

Lose Weight And Be More Beautiful.

Did you know? (I acknowledge I didn’t). Two Harley-Davidson front rotors add 8.38 pounds to your bike. Two composite brake rotors from a compagny named W8LESS ROTORS will add only 3.80 pounds.And of course, reduced weight means less rotating mass, better accelerationand and also deceleration. Of course, they will not rust, are 6 mm thick and provided […]

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Metric Revolution

When waiting at the red light on one of my full ground up customs, I am always amused by people in the car next to me saying “Nice Harley”.  When I tell them it’s not a Harley (to avoid that they lose time trying to get one like mine at the closest HD dealership), of […]

Water With Bad Taste

From my friends at Freeway Magazine I got this info. A gas tank/handlebar faucet called the MFX Classic (It seems to me that it is a stock gas tank version, but I am sure they are going to do a chopper & bobber one). Turn your handlebars right or left and it will run cold or […]

Watch Out. Hardcore Biker.

How to recognize a hard core biker when he is not near his sled of seated at his preferred bikers bar? By his watch, of course! You are looking at the “Lost Skulls Precious Stones” watch made by Steve Stoffa from Hardcore Watch Company. He describes it better than I would do: “The watch represents […]

Spin The Wheel

I saw this wheel as a prototype for the 1st time in 2005, then again during Daytona Bike Week 2006. At this time, the manufacturer didn’t seem ready or inclined to mass produce such a piece of jewelry. Then, Capricorn Cyclo Works advised me that they are now manufacturing a limited edition of the “Involution” […]

Join The Love Ride

The 23rd annual Love Ride is November 12. This year, the ride is a 40-mile stretch from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to Castaic Lake, California. The Love Ride welcomes all brands of motorcycles and 20,000 bikes are expected to participate. The ride will start with a concert by Edgar Winter at H-D of Glendale and will […]

Triumph Added To Massive Destination Daytona Complex

Triumph Motorcycles just announced that they have become the latest motorcycle brand to join Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, the massive 150 acre motorcycle complex near Daytona Beach, Florida. Triumph’s line will be displayed in a branded showroom in a separate building adjacent to Daytona Harley Davidson, the Worlds Largest Harley dealer. By expanding the range […]

Hydrogen Fuel Powered Motorcycles?

What a Scooter is doing in this Blog? Read on. I stumbled on this info from Yamaha about a new 125 cc fuel cell powered scooter shown for the 1st time this week at the Fuel Cell Battery, Hybrid, and Electric Symposium & Exposition in Yokohama Japan.  The Scooter has a secondary Lithium Ion battery […]

Nostalgia At Its Best: Astro Flares

From the mind of Joe McGlynn, these tri-bar distinctive exhaust flares fit inside 2" tailpipes (py popular demand they will be available very soon for  1.75" & 2.25" exhaust sustems).  These nostalgic tips are held with a 1/4-20 stainless screw from underneath. Precision formed from .090" thick stainless steel and hand polished to a mirror finish. They will […]

New Unreleased Guns N’ Roses Song in Harley Commercial

The Official website of Harley-Davidson just premiered its newest commercial ad campaign featuring a new and unreleased Guns N‘ Roses song called “Better”. The song belongs to the forthcoming album “Chinese Democracy” to be released before Christmas. I watched several times this Harley-Davidson commercial called “Black Sheep”. As a former adman, I can tell you that it […]

Art Of The Bobber Book Features 49 Builders

During Biketoberfest I had the pleasure to join some of my fellow builders during the Rat’s Hole Show, to autograph the just released book Art Of The Bobber. Not only I am proud to be featured on the cover and also inside this book, but you also get pictures of the best Bobbers of 49 great builders. Before Choppers, […]

S&S Pro-Stock Engine Nominated For It’s Design

S&S Proven Performance 160" Billet Pro Stock Engine has been nominated for The People Choice Award by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. Designed and manufactured in the USA by S&S Cycle, this engine has been the choice of top drag racing teams. Currently, 5 out of 10 racers in the NHRA championship point standings are […]

Licks Cycles Retro Taillights

Anything but ordinary is their motto. The boys of Licks Cycles offer retro horizontal & vertical taillight assemblies already belonging to a lot of Bobbers. The package offered includes a heavy gauge side mount that is Tig welded then powder coated in glossy black and a plain red glass. As a bonus when you buy […]

A Custom Victory With A Little Help From Ness

Taking online customization to a new level, Victory Motorcycles of Spirit Lake, Iowa has recently extended the option to trick-out any of four models—but only for a limited time. Until 31 October 2006, visit the Victory Website and let legendary bike builders Arlen and Cory Ness walk you through the slick interface to help you to design […]

Harley-Davidson Going In The Food Business

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson is interested by tapping into the growing market of meat snacks. The formal announcement was made at a trade show in Las Vegas. In January, Harley dealers will offer thick slices of smoked, lean steak, with original teriyaki and pepper flavoring. Why don’t they say Beef Jerky? Starting in 2007, I guess no […]

Choppertown-The Sinners

A bike’s not finished until you put some miles on it with your bros.  Choppertown-The Sinners is probably the best motorcycle documentary I have ever seen (in my opinion, much better than “Easy Rider” or “On Any Sunday”). The DVD film by Scott Di Lalla & Zack Coffman is taking the viewer inside the world of an average guy […]

Cyril’s Coffee Mug

    I am a big coffee drinker. Can I go up to 1 gallon every day? (I wake up at 6 AM and leave the shop at 9 or 10 PM). And I like it very hot. Here a very cool idea from Stephen Reed to avoid burning your fingers, dropping your mug on […]

Wilwood Invisible Stealth Brake System

Wilwood is not the most well known brand in the industry. But they make innovative brakes since 30 years and were the 1st to introduce cleanly-styled direct leg-mount caliper for the custom Harley=Davidson aftermarket.  In case you don’t know, Wilwood is also the company chosen by Harley to fit their VR1000 AMA effort. I love […]

IMBBA Hall Of Fame

On Saturday Oct 21st, during Daytona Biketoberfest, Cyril Huze was inducted into the Hall of Fame by IMBBA (International Master Bike Builders Association). In the Hall Of Fame, Cyril Huze joins fellow Master Builders Arlen Ness, Indian Larry Legacy (Paul Cox), Dave Perewitz, Matt Hotch, Eddie Trotta & Aaron Greene. To reach “Hall Of Fame” […]

To The Few Ones Who Don’t Know Charlie Brechtel

If you still don’t know him, you didn’t live the biker lifestyle long enough. For over 32 years, Charlie Brechtel has been playing his music in all major biker events. If the biker lifestyle would be music, it would be the great guitar licks of Charlie. A native of New Orleans, he is not just […]

The Roar Of Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson dazzled Wall Street by announcing record third-quarter sales and profits, a result most analysts attributed to a more powerful new engine the company installed into several of its models. (Yes, torque & power is a big deal for us). In July Harley introduced 4 new 2007 bike models: 2 new VRSC models, the FXSTC […]

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