Archive for June, 2013

Touring Harley-Davidson Saddlebag Extensions And Accents

Want the look of extended bags without the cost of purchasing and painting a whole new set of bags? With Küryakyn’s new Saddlebag extensions you can!  These Saddlebag Extensions feature wrap around auxiliary run and turn signal lights with plug-&-play wiring to make installation a breeze.  Available in chrome or Gloss black  these extensions bolt […]

The Truss Style Shift Lever That Will Not Fail

The most common issue with the stock shift lever is stripped out splines or broken cross section. BAKER improved the design of the splines to prevent stripping, and a thicker cross section for a stronger overall designand longer life Made of 303L Stainless Steel Investment Cast with broached splines that won’t strip out. Comes in […]

Renewable Fuels Association Releases Key Information on Ethanol Use in Motorcycles

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a fact sheet specifically for motorcycle owners answering common questions about E15 (85 percent gasoline/15 percent ethanol) and motorcycle engines. The document entitled “E15 and the Motorcycle Industry” makes it clear that E15 is illegal to put into a motorcycle engine, but E10 is approved for use. The fact […]

Harley-Davidson Offers “Air Conditioning” For Your Upper Body

Designed with evaporative Hydration Technology for maximum cooling, the new Adjustable Hydration Vest (P/N 97371-13VM, $55) delivers air conditioning for your upper body. The 100 percent nylon quilted vest is lined with polyacrylite crystals that fully hydrate when soaked for up to 10 minutes, then evaporate in high temperatures to keep riders cool. The crystals […]

The Morris Wheel Rejuvenated

An iconic wheel design used by many 70’s racers on the track is the inspiration of this new wheel by Roland Sands Design. Machined to be both strong and as light as possible. Featuring the classic 7-spoke race wheel pattern with a smooth rolled lip. Sold with fully sealed deep groove bearings pre-installed. Offered in […]

Second Edition Of Wheels And Waves. Great Images And Beautiful Friendship.

Two childhood friends share the same passion for motorcycles. They create a successful website with images of classic and custom motorcycles, meet other friends, create the “Southsiders” and organize in 2012 a first group ride called “Wheels & Waves”, destination Biarritz, the French capital of surfing. Why? Because motorcycling and surfing are about freedom… They […]

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Joke Of The Week

Good Advice for an Old Guy. I was working out at the gym when I spotted a sweet young thing walking in. I asked the trainer standing next to me, “What machine should I use to impress that lady over there?” The trainer looked me over and said: “I would recommend the ATM in the […]

In 2013 What Is The Average Age Of A Harley-Davidson Buyer?

You all know that Harley-Davidson has a demographic problem, their core customers still being the white boomers, a group obviously decreasing in size. In 2008, the company began an aggressive outreach campaign to appeal to the Generation X (all those born after 1964 by Census Bureau’s definition), women and minorities. Recently, I reported that for […]

Street Tracker

During the last 3 years, Spain’s economy has been in rapid economic decline with today’s unemployment rate still standing at 27% (the second highest in the European Union after Greece.) You must admire those who in this country are still able to make a living customizing motorcycles working on anything a client may bring to […]

Pin Stripe Series Rear Passenger Mini- Floorboard

Roaring Toyz must have realized that they were penalizing their floorboard sales by not selling the matching passenger mini ones. So they rushed to produce the Pin Stripe rear mini boards. They are a simple direct bolt on and will fit all Harley-Davidson Touring and Softail Models that come stock with rear passenger pegs. . […]

Harley-Davidson New Retro-Styled Helmets

Of course, it was expected that Harley-Davidson would release its own line of the now extremely popular retro-styled helmet. They feature Double D-ring fastening system and a premium soft inner-liner completed with microbial treatment and faux leather accents. Candy paint designs were inspired by Harley own flake paint jobs reminiscent of those popular in the […]

Looking To Organize The First Harley FXR’s Only Exhibition And Bike Show In Sturgis

The FXR with a chassis, where engine is rubber mounted, is still considered by many the best handling motorcycle Harley-Davidson has ever produced. It has also been a long time custom builders favorite. The FXR has gained new found glory over the last couple of years with young motorcycle customizers rebuilding and customizing them, motorcycle […]

NHTSA Petitioned To Mandate Antilock Braking System On All New Motorcycles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) maintain this step would significantly reduce crashes and deaths. They petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require new motorcycles to be equipped with antilock braking systems because they maintain this step would significantly reduce crashes and deaths.

S&S 55th Anniversary Commemorative Black Carburetor Kits. Only 55 Available.

Only 55 special 55th Anniversary commemorative Super E and Super G Shorty carburetor kits are available from S&S Cycle. They feature a specially machined venturi for up to 7% more flow and a distinctive black Enduraguard® coating that not only looks tremendous, but resists chemicals and heat. They come with stock length black manifolds for […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Ford Kills The Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson. Harley-Davidson fans are disappointed. Although no official reason is given, the special edition Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson is been discontinued. This model was released for the 1st time in 1999 and was the top of the line, most expensive. 2013 model year F-150 is offered at the price of $50,905, […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Highlights Video

To those who there last year, are going to be there this year, this video features some of the 2012 events at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, from  the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling to the Legendary and Biker Belles Rides and many other activities offered each year to campers. 2013 full entertainment schedule and camping […]

Indian Motorcycle Will Introduce The All-New 2014 Indian Chiefs In Sturgis August 3. Weeklong Schedule Of Events.

It’s probably the most highly anticipated and historic motorcycling event in decades: the reveal of the all-new 2014 Indian® Chief®. Two and a half years in the making, the reveal party will be Saturday, August 3, 8 p.m., 999 Main Street, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame located at the corner of Junction and […]

S&S Cycle Celebrates 55 Years Going Fast. Saying Thank You.

What started as a passion for speed, grew into the best known company name in the V-Twin high performance aftermarket. George Smith Sr. had to build his own parts to make his motorcycle faster. Now the company he founded manufactures the most prestigious line of “go fast” v-twin engine parts in the world. S&S Cycle […]

Biltwell Interpretation Of An Old Classic Taillight

The Biltwell Mako taillight is approximately five-eighths the scale of the original classic Sparto taillight. It is only for custom applications and WILL NOT retrofit to any stock rear fender motorcycle without several hours of work. The outside diameter of the red taillight lens is 1-5/8 inches, so it’s quite small. Construction features include: an […]

2013 Sturgis Broken Spoke Campground. Live Concerts With Korn, The Black Crowes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Garry Allan.

The Broken Spoke Campground located in Sturgis, South Dakota and Live Nation announced that metal legends KORN will perform live in concert on Tuesday, August 6 as part of the 2013 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally. KORN comes on the heels of three previously announced concerts that are on sale now including THE BLACK CROWES on Sunday, […]

Turn Signal Extension Caps Reduce Reach To Turn Signal Controls. For Riders With Smaller Hands.

The new Turn Signal Extension Caps (P/N 71500179 Black, 71500180 Chrome; $19.95) from Harley-Davidson® improve rider control by allowing those with smaller hands to more easily activate the turn signals without repositioning or removing their hands from the grips. The one-piece design features a contoured thumb extension that places the left- and right-hand signal control […]

Postcards From S&S Cycle 55th Anniversary.

I am in Wisconsin, home state of S&S Cycle, participating to their 55th anniversary celebration both at the Viola manufacturing plant and the La Crosse distribution center. Born in 1958, S&S Cycle has been in the business of conceiving, designing and producing high quality, high performance engine components – now including mufflers – for the […]

Car Manufacturer Lotus To Build Its Own And First Ever Motorcycle.

The iconic car manufacturer created Lotus Motorcycles to design and build a first motorcycle to be be named Lotus C-0. It  is announced by the company as to become the most impressive appearance on public roads on two wheels.  Lotus Motorcycles is a joint project of Kodewa, car designer Daniel Simon and the Holzer Group. The […]

110Th Anniversary. Rockstar Energy Drink Partners With Harley Davidson For Custom Bikes Giveaway.

The 2 companies have worked together to create four custom bikes being displayed at 110th Anniversary events in Sturgis August 3-10 and in Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend. Fans have three opportunities to win one of the custom Rockstar Harley-Davidson motorcycles throughout the year, including one giveaway dedicated exclusively to Harley Owners Group (HOG) members. […]

Changing Fork Fluid On Touring Models. A Pain No More.

From JIMS USA another “time saver” to do the job right and fast. If you ever tried, the job of changing the fork fluid on models with fairings can be intimidating and take hours. This patent pending tool will eliminate the need to remove the fairings on all touring bikes to change the fork oil.  With […]

The New Indian Motorcycle’s Rumble Is Sweet Music For Bikers Around The World

With online and social media fueling the conversation in the entire motorcycle world, the new Indian Motorcycle’s future is surely the most discussed topic of 2013. Although the brand new 2014 Chief model will not be unveiled until Sturgis Bike Week (August  3rd to 11th), your online comments in my daily magazine, Facebook and Twitter […]

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