Archive for July, 2011

Flying Eyeballs All Over You

The Flying Eyeball, an iconic image associated with the 50’s and 60’s street rod crowd. It is an interpretation by Kenneth Howard, a.k.a. Von Dutch, of a symbol/image “the eye in the sky knows and see all” whose origin can be traced 5000 years ago in the Macedonian and Egyptian culture. Legend is that Von […]

Captain America – Harley-Davidson Documentary

The movie Captain America, The First Avenger, hit theaters July 22nd. In it, Captain America rides a Harley-Davidson. This short video includes clips of the movie and to celebrate Harley-Davidson gives you a chance to win one-of-a-kind 1200 custom motorcycle. Jump to Free The World Giveaway.

Are Motorcycle Helmets Responsible For Hearing Loss?

New twist in the debate regarding motorcycling with or without helmets. Not about freedom of choice, not about health and safety benefits, not about DOT etc… New studies published in The Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America warn that if helmets can protect your brain they can also largely contribute to hearing loss.  Results show […]

Custom Chrome Sturgis Sweepstakes. Get Lucky, F*cker.

When I introduced you to the Custom Chrome Lucky F*cker custom body kit (custom gas tank, tank adapter kit, solo seat pan, rigid style rear fender and fender struts) for stock Harley-Davidson, you loved it. Me too, because it is, as far as I know, the simplest, easiest, most affordable, fastest to install and best […]

New For 2012. Victory Cross Country Tour.

When a couple days ago I introduced you to the brand new Victory Cross Country Tour, most of you had an immediate positive reaction with with several commenting that they ready to order one. Because of your interest and because this model sets a new high standard for hard baggers, I have decided to give […]

California Court Sides With Bikers Burned by Their Twin Cam Harleys

Four bikers can move forward with a class action that claims Harley Davidson manufactured defective motorcycles that burn drivers’ legs, a federal judge ruled. the four bikers alleged that since 1999, Twin Cam engines in Harley motorcycles were prone to overheating and caused burn injuries to their legs. Transmissions on models manufactured since 2006 also […]

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Sturgis And Black Hills. Riding Low And Riding High With ThunderMax Auto-Tune.

If you are a faithful to the Sturgis rally, you know that ambient conditions in the Black Hills vary an extraordinary amount. During the same day riding altitudes can vary from 3500 to over 6500 feet, creating rich conditions that are unnecessary and waste a lot of fuel. Reason why the Thundermax and Zipper’s Performance […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® iPhone Application

Using an iPhone and almost on your way to Sturgis? Just on time, the Buffalo Chip launches its own application with which, among other things, you can check the concert schedules, bands profile, buy tickets, leave comments about the shows, get daily updates about events going on, make campground reservations, buy additional camping amenities and […]

S&S Cycle Hires Stephen Iggens As President.

S&S Cycle Inc. just announced the hiring of Stephen K. Iggens as company President. The duties of President have been handled by Executive Chairman and CEO George B. Smith since late 2008 (after the deparure of son Brett Smith as President). Iggens first official day on the job will be August 8, 2011 and he […]

Sturgis Rally Trademark War. Problem Solved. Sort Of.

Any unforeseen event is always a good pretext to sell more tee-shirts. You just have to be opportunist and very fast. A company called Zazzle tries to cash in on the Sturgis Rally trademark controversy by selling this official/unofficial 2011 Sturgis Rally tee shirt. You could ask for any print you want in the front. […]

1901-2011. Celebrating In Sturgis Indian Motorcycle 110th Anniversary.

In 1900, bicycle racer George M. Hendee and engineering wizard Carl Oscar Hedstrom partnered and unveiled the following year their first creation, the 1901 Single. The trade name chosen for their innovative machine would intended to express “a wholly American product in pioneering tradition”. Indian Motorcycle created Anerica’s first love story with motorcycles. In 2011, […]

Studio Photography During 2011 Sturgis Rally

For all of you professional photographers from the US and abroad participating to the 71Annual Black Hills Rally. Black Hills State University in Spearfish South Dakota has recently opened a 2000 square foot photography studio, which is available for rent. The studio can be rented with lighting equipment ($100.00 pr. hour) or without ($80.00 pr. […]

New Performance Eyewear With Exclusive ForceFlex™ Technology From Harley-Davidson®

Lenses are constructed from a multi-injection molding process that produces a bendable soft rubber frame that flexes to fit nearly any size face and inside a helmet, and are backed by a lifetime warranty. They are scratch-resistant, filter out 100% of UV radiation and meet or exceed all safety standards.

Artist Scott Jacobs Tribute To Cris Sommer Simmons Beloved 1915 Harley-Davidson

On September 10, 2010, Chris Sommer Simmons was one of the 65 bikers in Kitty Hawk, NC on the starting line of a 3325 miles grueling coast to coast vintage motorcycle ride ending 17 days later in Santa Monica. She was the only American lady to participate and to complete this cross country Cannonball Endurance […]

2012 Victory Motorcycles Line Up. Breaking New Boundaries.

The Victory Dealer Meeting is still going on until this evening Wednesday July 27th, but today Wednesday July 27, 2011 the complete 2012 line up becomes public. The new model year is more evolution than revolution. In addition to the High Ball, a new Bobber styling offering great value, already launched in January, Victory introduces the Cross […]

New This Year In Sturgis. The Easyriders Saloon.

Located at the intersection of Junction Avenue and Lazelle Street, the new 25,000 sq. ft Easyriders Saloon bar and steakhouse will be ready just on time for the 71th Sturgis Rally. The steakhouse is located on the 1st floor with a seating up to 100 people, with a bar and dance floor in the back. […]

Joke Of The week

A biker couple was celebrating 50 years together… Even though they were never wealthy they put their three kids throughcollege and all became very successful. All three agreed to a Sunday dinner to honor their parents. “Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad,” gushed son number one ….  “Sorry I’m running late.  I had an emergency at the hospital with […]

New Screamin’ Eagle Round Air Cleaner For Sportster Models

Conceived to provide increased air flow to boost the power of fuel-injected Sportster models, the new Screamin’ Eagle® Round Sportster® Stage 1 Air Cleaner Kit (Brilliant Chrome or Gloss Black or Chrome; $139.95) can be matched with an accessory round cover or for an open-element look with custom air cleaner trim from one of the […]

Custom Chrome Challenge At The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Just completed, I saw this custom bike in California in the process of being built while it was displayed in March at the 2011 Custom Chrome Dealer Show. Michael Prugh and his students were working on it with the objective to get it completed for the Sturgis Rally where it will be exhibited at the […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Unlicensed Vendors And Unauthorized Products At Sturgis Rally. We all know that vendors must pay a license fee to exhibit and sell products during the Sturgis rally. They must also setup in the precise spot for which the license was granted. New this year, Sturgis City inspectors are also supposed to report unauthorized products being […]

The Purrfect Angelz Got Talent

If you go to rallies, frequent the Broken Spoke, the Full Throttle Saloon, follow the Easyriders Bike Show Tour, etc you saw them perform their vocals and acrobatic dance routine. This evening Tuesday July 26, 2011, on NBC (check your local listing) the Purrfect Angelz will compete in the show “America Got Talent.” Since 2001, […]

Fiber Carbon Revolution

Since 2005 Michael Kamalian from Revolution Cycle Manufacturing is familiarizing all custom builders with the multiple options offered by the best of carbon fiber technology. In 6 years, he went from 5 and 6-sopke one-piece wheels in all popular sizes, in average 10x stronger than billet aluminum and able to outlast you and your bike […]

Pandemonium Speed Box Battery Box

If you build from the ground up and like the speed look of this battery box, the only things that you need to know are: 1- Made from 1/8″ steel with aluminum strap and stainless steel hardware. 2- Dimensions are 7 5/16″ long, 3 7/16″ wide, 5.00″ tall, enough to fit both Odyssey battery models […]

Photography Of The Month. Riding Historic Berlin.

50 years ago on August 13 1961, the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) started the construction of the Berlin Wall. At the time, the  Soviet dominated Eastern Bloc officially claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the “will of the people” in building a […]

Concerned Citizens For Sturgis Group Calls For Boycott Of Official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Merchandise And Associated Businesses

Concerned Citizens for Sturgis (CCFS) is a newly formed trade association uniting individuals and companies to promote the growth and health of Sturgis and the Motorcycle Rally and opposing the “Sturgis Rally” and “Black Hills” trademarks obtained earlier this year by a not-for-profit group called SMRI (Sturgis Motorcycle Rally inc.) The issue will be decided in […]

Harley-Davidson. Same Stance. New Generation.

Cyril Huze