Archive for May, 2009

Nash Motorcycle Swift Kick

Tired of using those old kick arms that flop back to the kick position every time you ride? The boys at Nash Motorcycle state that they solved this problem. Developed and Patented by John Grant, machined into the arm of the Swift Kick are rare earth magnets that hold the kick pedal in place when […]

Bagger Anti Rattle Shift Linkages

Improve a little bit your bagger by using these Softbrake shift linkage arms in conjunction with spring loaded spacers and caps. The combo will help you eliminate that annoying rattle and cover the end of the stock shaft inner shift arms. These linkage arms are direct replacements for OEM inner arms found on 1982 to […]

Jesse James Is A Dead Man TV Show Starts Tomorrow

Just a reminder that Jesse James’s new TV Show on Spike will air its first episode tomorrow Sunday at 10PM ET/9C. No, Jesse Jesse doesn’t have a death wish. What you will see are not stunts but challenges. Quite different. Don’t worry, Jesse already shot all 10 episodes a few months ago, and except a few […]

Source Interlink Gets Approval On Restructuring Plan

As I reported 1 month ago, Source Interlink (75 publications and related websites including including motorcycle magazines Hot Bike, Street Chopper, Baggers, Motorcycle Cruiser, Motorcyclist, etc) filed for chapter 11-bankruptcy protection and at the same time submitted to the court a “pre-pack” reorganization plan. A “pre-pack” is a court proceeding in which the creditors will be paid […]

Joke Of The Week

A little 10-year-old girl was walking home, alone, from school one day, when a big man on a black motorcycle pulls up beside her. After following along for a while, turns to her and asks: “Hey there little girl, do you want to go for a ride?”. “NO!” says the little girl as she keeps […]

Allstate Insurance Motorcycle Sweepstake

All big insurance companies are courting Bikers. And one of the best ways is to do it is to offer them a chance to win a custom motorcycle.  You don’t need to be insured by Allstate or to buy anything. Of course you will need to give your full contact information which will feed a […]

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Tennessee Big Mountain Run Is June 18/20th

The Big Mountain Run location is off the beaten path, a very laid back Tennessee setting. It will start with a two day Gypsy tour of the Smokey Mountains including a visit to the “Wheels Through Time Museum”, and a run on both the Dragon (US129) and the Cherohola Skyway. The run will end at the […]

And The Best Motorcycle Helmet Is…

When you choose a motorcycle helmet, you are supposed to check quietness, ventilation/air flow, de-fogging, face shield (if any) ability to keep wind out, face shield ability to resist scratching, ease of replacing it, scratch resistance of shell, color/graphic design, weight, ease of fastening the strap and last,  fit and comfort. J.D. Power & Associates, […]

Former Mid-West Choppers Owner Chip Miyler Guilty Of Fraud

Chip Miyler and his wife were until October 14, 2005 the owners of Mid-West Choppers in Illinois, at which time they filed for both business and personal bankruptcy. According the filing, the business had liabilities of $2,315,325 and assets of $635,382. Personally, the couple had $1,633,221 in liabilities and $345,287 in assets. As I related in […]

Email Of The Week

“Dear Cyril Huze, Just a quick thank you for your blog which is wonderful. It inspired us at Back Street Heroes Magazine to start our own little UK-based blog (which is no small thing as we’re really lousy with technology!) at Back Street Heroes Blog. We can never expect to compete with the mighty Huze Blog, […]

New Old School Trike. $18,995 Gas Included

Thanks to our recession everybody’s learning how to do and offer more for less. After the Chopper under $20K, the Bobber under 16K, now you can get a brand new old school Trike for under $19K. 88” RevTech Engine, 6-speed tranny, front end boots, open or enclosed primary, solo or dual seat, choice of paint jobs, […]

Vance And Hines Air Filter Cover Kits

Most don’t know, but Vance and Hines doesn’t make only exhaust systems. Also intake air and filter cover kits in 2 designs (Drak left, Duke right) in chrome or black. These covers are shaped to increase venturi air flow and include a high flow washable and reusable air filter. Complete the package with Vance & […]

Robbie Knievel Plans To Jump 180 Feet Over Trucks During Rally Of Texas

To start his Farewell World Tour Robbie Knievel, son of famed daredevil Evil Knieveil is planning to jump 180 feet over 3 18-wheelers in front of the Austin Capitol on Congress Ave. More than 200,000 spectators are expected to fill the streets of downtown Austin. Many of those will be R.O.T rally fans and attendees […]

Quadrant Side-Mount License Plate

This “Quadrant” will not help you solve astronomical problems, but I think that the industrial tool design of this side-mount license plate bracket is quite interesting to complete a retro look.  Made out of cast aluminum it mounts off of your axle and includes the license plate bracket, the axle mount, and hardware. Optionally, you […]

Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover

4 finalists have been chosen to compete in the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover. You can cast your vote on who you feel is most deserving. 2 winners will be announced, both receiving rider makeovers with one grand winner receiving a makeover for his/her bike as well.  The finalists include, Victoria Kriner, a regional rep for […]

Best Ever Alarm Clock. Voice Activated.

In the series “it has nothing to do with motorcycles”, but because it’s fun and even useful, this post about what I think is the best clock ever. Some alarm clock can tell you a lot of things. Time, day, year, temperature…and even when to wake you up. Now, in 2009 it’s time (pun intended) for you to say […]

Viper Motorcycle Company Monster 152” Billet Engine

Viper Powersports designs, produces and markets through an independent dealer network a line of premium custom V-Twin Super Cruiser motorcycles, V-Twin aftermarket engines and other related aftermarket products. The company designs and manufactures custom motorcycles, accessories and motorcycle engine component parts with patented technology using Computer Aided Design (CAD). Viper Motorcycle Company and Ilmor Engineering, […]

David Uhl Pays Homage To A Master Painter

David Uhl just released a painting tribute to John Singer Sargent who during his career tirelessly completed roughly 900 oil paintings and over 2,000 watercolors.  He was considered one of the elite portrait artists of his time, commissioned by the social elite in Europe and the U.S.  “Homage to a Master” is based on Sargent’s […]

Your Hardware For Harley-Davidson Restoration

Vintage Harley Supply Company specializes in OEM and custom hardware for Harley Davidson models from 1911 to present.  They have over 1700 engineered kits as well as nuts, bolts, screws, washers, bulk hardware, plugs, clamps, fittings, pushrod kits, electrical hardware and many other items available.  After performing numerous in depth studies of the American hardware […]

Titan And American Ironhorse Motorcycles. Will The Saga Ever End?

Could it be that you are still interested with what’s going on with “Clone Harley” companies Titan (3rd version) and American IronHorse (2nd version)? As I predicted in my post of April 23rd, American IronHorse has now filed for chapter 11-bankruptcy protection. Before filing for court protection, and as I told you before, American Iron Horse filed suit […]

New Slut Life Clothing Line. A Name So Wrong. It Could Be Right.

When I was young studying marketing & advertising at the Paris University, one of the first things I learned is that (sometimes) provocation equals seduction. Well Mike Belland from A1 Cycles must think same to name “Slut Life” his new line of clothing. He tells me that his line is sizzling, sexy beyond belief, and […]

ClearSpeed By Riverside Motorcycles

It was the 1st choice of Arlen Ness during the recent Custom Chrome Europe Dealers Show. Another “All Turbo” custom bike to show you that Europeans are addicted to speed. Built by Riverside Motorcycles in France. Thanks Krugger for the link. (picture HRF)

Motorcycle Icons Exhibition. A Call From Michael Lichter To All My Readers

This post is an appeal from famous photographer and industry friend Michael Lichter to the worldwide motorcycle community, professionals and individuals, for help with the annual Sturgis Art Exhibition  “Rebel Rousers  Motorcycle Icons that Inspired Us to Ride”. Michael wants to know what inspired you to ride? For example a person, a motorcycle, a movie, an […]

Harley-Davidson Partners With AMD World Championship Of Bike Building

Harley-Davidson becomes an official partner of AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building and title sponsor of the Modified Harley-Davidson Class. It is a little bit surprising to some because Harley-Davidson has its own official Harley Bike Shows where it used to be that only motorcycles with a Harley title could compete.  This rule was […]

Keep It For You

Industrial Espionage At MV Agusta? After Harley-Davidson bought MV Agusta in August 2008, Enrico D’Onofrio, ex CFO of Ducati was named Corporate General Director of the new MV Agusta. Now he is accused of industrial spying by his former employer. Enrico is under investigation for not less than violation of industrial secrets, illicit competition and […]

Klock Werks Series Bagger Gauge Kits

Auto Meter is the official gauge of NHRA and NASCAR and now the unofficial easy-to-read hot rod style gauge for kustom baggers as designed by Klock Werks. The 2 companies have teamed up to deliver four new six-gauge kits to elevate any bagger project to the next level of custom.

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