Archive for May, 2008

From The Mind Of Rick Fairless. The Bettie Frame.

You knew Rick Fairless ultra custom bike named “Bettie”. Now discover the innovative frame that Rick used to build it. Not the average frame for the average project. This one-of-a-kind frame is now available and will help you build a very radical bike without having to fabricate any body sheet metal. As you can see, […]

Nace Panzica Steps Down As CEO Of Custom Chrome Global Motorsports Group.

After helping rescue the company from Chapter 11, having secured the funding required to keep the company alive and ensured that about 7.5 million in past due bills to vendors were paid, Nace Panzica is leaving his CEO daily management activities but will remain an advisor for the corporation. AMD reveals that last January Nace […]

The End Of All Myrtle Beach Biker Rallies?

“Rogue” forwarded to me an article from The Myrtle Beach Sun News regarding Myrtle Beach City Council members stating last Tuesday that they do not want motorcycle rallies in the city anymore. Furious and frustrated after the weekend shooting death of a 20 year old Coastal Carolina University student during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, and […]

Bullet Falcon Voted Best Custom At Legend Of The Motorcycle

About 6,000 attendees from five continents were present at the Saturday, May 3rd event, admiring close to 300 of some of the world’s rarest motorcycles. During the event, Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles won the Best Custom Motorcycle Award for his bike the “Bullet Falcon”, built for actor Jason Lee. Ian Barry builds one-of-a-kind, custom […]

Harley-Davidson Dealers Keep Highest Ranking in Shoppers Satisfaction Study

Harley-Davidson dealerships ranked highest in the newly released 2008 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index U.S. Motorcycle Industry Study, one of a series of unique national benchmarking studies which measure how consumers are treated when shopping for a new car, motorcycle, RV or boat. The independent study evaluated and benchmarked shopping experiences at 830 motorcycle dealerships […]

From Mass Produced To One-Off Custom Motorcycles

If you followed the show tour during these last 15 years, you know about the yellow semi truck of Desperado Motorcycles transporting some samples of his limited edition series of motorcycles to be exhibited and sold in almost every rally around the US. Jeff Nicklus, founder & CEO must have been tired of the road […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Cheap 100% American Made Quality Fenders And Gas Tanks.

“I got to the point where I was frustrated by not finding products that met my own quality standards, and started looking for products to manufacture and offer to other builders and the general public that did”, say Carl (Cj) Hanlon, Custom Builder owner of Guilty Customs of Florida. Eager to offer an alternative to […]

David Uhl New Oil Painting

This new oil linen painting by my preferred automotive artist David Uhl was on the cover and inside flap of this year Official Indy 500 program with a narrative of the event as well. He tells me that it was quite a challenging piece to compose. Here the story.”In 1912 a young Italian racer named […]

V-Force Customs Grand Opening

Funny that we always do a Grand Opening not when we open, but when we are ready to do a Grand Opening. For a shop, it means to have at least a couple of customs completed and a couple in progress on the lifts. Vinnie (Vincent DiMartino) and Cody (Connelly) are now ready to show […]

Hidden Wiring System. Almost.

Our custom motorcycles are more and more minimalistic, but we still have to wire them. So, manufacturers of wiring systems work hard at making components with a small footprint. Like Wire Plus introducing their New Z1 Mini Mid Frame Systems. The company states that these new systems have the smallest power modules ever. They are […]

Most Ridiculous Idea Of The Month

I love blogging anytime and anywhere I want. And I am ready to spend extra cash for any good tech stuff helping me to do so. But this idea of “geek pants” is so stupid that it’s very entertaining These “modern shaped trousers” have a built-in wireless keyboard, built-in rocking speakers into the knees, back […]

Jobs Available At J&P Cycles

J&P cycles is hiring both in Iowa and Florida and encourage you to apply online. And if you don’t see listed the job you are looking for, you can still apply because J&P Cycles is keeping all applications on file during 1 year, and is reviewing resumes as new positions become available. Go To J&P […]

Exile Monster Pipes For Softails Now In Black.

Exile Cycles now offers their new Monster Pipes for ’86 – ’08 Harley Davidson Softails in high-temp ceramic black! They are also available in a show-chrome finish or in raw steel to coat as you choose. Offered in two styles, Monster Drag Pipes and Monster Shotgun Pipes, they feature heavy 16 gauge steel tubing. The […]

Ice Racing Custom Motorcycle. Ouch!

I never did motorcycle ice racing. And you? I guess Tobias Guckel and Sepp Schmidt from TGS Motorcycles in Germany know something about it. This ultra light custom (try to count the number of frame holes) is based on a rigid frame with single sided front end, oil in frame, and is powered by a […]

Mean Street Blade Rider Front End

Mean Street Products continues to innovate and just released a new set of legs called the Blade Rider Front End. For a radical change (no round or spike shapes), notice the angle cuts at the bottom and the blade shaped triple tree (I know, not very noticeable on this picture) for an unusual and striking […]

Women’s Day At Sturgis Top 50 Rally Park

Top 50 Rally Park, Independent Cycle Inc., and Legend Air-Suspension have joined forces to celebrate and honor women bikers by continuing the new Sturgis tradition of Top 50 Rally Park’s “Women’s Day” Thursday, August 7, 2008 at the Top 50 Rally Park. The exclusive event celebrates the independence, freedom and adrenaline that inspire women to […]

Scott Meyers New Owner Of American IronHorse Motorcycles

Yesterday Friday a U.S. bankruptcy judge in Fort Worth agreed to the sale of American IronHorse Motorcycles to Scott Meyers for $6.7 million. The total cost of the acquisition by Scott Meyers will be in excess of $8 million because it includes liabilities in the form of warranties on existing bikes. So, it’s very good […]

Memorial Day Short History

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state […]

08 Viva Las Vegas Parking Lot Party

If you missed it, it’s the way it feels.

Sturgis Broken Spoke Saloon Free Live Music

The Sturgis Broken Spoke Saloon is probably one of the most famous saloons in the world. If you still didn’t visit it while participating to the rally (how is it possible?), it’s a “Museum that serves beer” boasting a mind-boggling collection of motorcycle memorabilia, including the several dozen vintage machines, almost all in running condition. There you […]

Battistinis Shifter Rods

To replace your original equipment linkage or to complete your bike “holes theme” using other Battistinis accessories, these shifter rods are 9 1/4″ long. With the adjustment in length provided with Heim joints, they should work with most Harley-Davidson models and custom applications. Battistinis Custom Cycles. 

The 360 Brake Company Answers All Your Questions

“Dear Cyril, My name is Mike Wilson, and I am the managing partner of the 360 Brake Company.  I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some confusion regarding our company, answer questions we have received, and give you some updates on where the 360 Brake company stands. What happened to the Baldwin Wilson Development […]

Harley-Davidson sells $1 Billion In Bonds

Last month Harley-Davidson said it will cut its work force by 8 percent and trim bike shipments by the thousands. Yesterday Wednesday the company said it has sold $1 billion in bonds, providing the cash necessary if the market outlook would deteriorate even more. Proceeds are used to repay commercial paper borrowings and for general corporate […]

Duane Ballard Handmade Tool Bags

You already know about the quality of Duane Ballard’s work, especially his hand-tooled seats that I already featured here. Because of the customization old school trend, the tool bag is getting popular again…and is re-discovered as a must on our bikes to carry a few wrenches and spark plugs we may need from time to […]

Legendary Ace Café London Coming To Sturgis

Have you been to London? If yes, have you visited the legendary Ace Café? If you didn’t answer yes to both questions and are going to the Sturgis Rally, you will have an opportunity to get a taste of what this famous bikers place is all about. Dealer World Inc, publisher of American Motorcycle Dealer […]

Universal Bracket For Your Bags.

I think it’s a pretty good idea coming from the guys at HardStreet. Bag brackets are specific to your brand and model. But what if these brackets were adjustable and become universal when you go from a Harley XL to a Dyna or to a Softail, and then turn around and mount them to your […]

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