Archive for September, 2013

Custom Sportster Forty Eight Built The Right Way Down Under

Warwick Lyon is an Australian garage builder who wanted to build a modern interpretation of a Cafe Racer with elements of a hard-boiled Street-Fighter. For help with design and fabrication that he could not handle in his home workshop, he turned to Brisbane based Ellaspede Custom Motorcycles. With the help of duo Steve and Leo […]

Las Vegas Artistry In Iron Custom Builders Championship

The 13th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest is coming next weekend October 3-6. Among the many biker events organized in Sin City (see them HERE), one favorite is The Artistry In Iron Championship where 20 builders are going to compete and judged by their peers for the title of 2013 Champion. f you appreciate the artistry […]

Joke Of The Week

Husband takes his wife to a disco. There’s a guy on the dance floor living it large, break dancing, moon walking, back flips, the works. The wife turns to her husband and says: “See that guy? 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down.” Husband says: “Looks like he’s still celebrating!!!”

Accel Launching The First Ever Coil-On-Plug Ignition Conversion

Accel is launching the Stealth Supercoils that you mount to the spark plugs,  eliminating the bulky external coil and the need for spark plug wires while delivering up to 20-percent more voltage than stock ignition.  This patent pending ignition coil is a very interesting new part for Harley-Davidson® Twin-Cam owners looking to improve the look […]

Water Cooled Chinese Motorcycle

A Chinese man rode a motorcycle carrying his three children along the top of a giant dam on Thursday to cut down on travel time. Residents of the Junyue township in Sichuan Province have been crossing the river in this way for over two months now, after floods crushed the only existing bridge in July. […]

Harley-Davidson Museum® Exposes Recently Discovered Company Photography In New Exhibit

On Oct. 18, the Harley-Davidson Museum opened “Exposed! Harley-Davidson’s Lost Photographs, 1915-1916.” This new exhibit features 59 Harley-Davidson company photographs from a collection of more than 400 glass plate negatives. The fragile, five-inch by seven-inch glass plate negatives were discovered last year in storage at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. They were used to produce […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

Building Engine Muscle With The 103″ Kit From Zipper’s Performance

One part number is the ticket to get the power and performance gains of the Zipper’s Muscle Kit 103″. It is designed for use with high octane gas and transforms your stock 96 or 103” Twin Cam® engine into one with a smooth, linear power curve you can feel at any twist of the throttle.

Morgan Motor Co Unveiled A New 3-Wheeler

Same Morgan philosophy. Bringing fun to personal transportation. True, rode one. The new 3-wheeler didn’t change much. Same design in bullet shape with exposed chassis, a 1983 cc v-twin fuel injected engine from S&S Cycle, a Mazda 5-speed plus reverse transmission, padded leather interior, retro cockpit and a ton of options, in & out. What’s […]

AIMExpo To Offer Outdoors Demo Space To Host Variety Of Events.

The inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) to be held on October 16-20, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (Consumer days are October 18-20) announced the details of AIMExpo Outdoors!, the event’s interactive and experiential outdoors space. The nearly 400,000 square-foot area located on the grounds of Orlando’s Orange County Convention […]

Ness Inverted Air Cleaner Kits

The Ness patented Big Sucker™ technology air cleaner is evolving with a new design featuring an inverted filter that maximizes airflow by pulling in air from the face of the air cleaner instead of the traditional method of pulling air from the sides. The pre-oiled stainless steel filter features an inverted pleated top with pleated […]

New Face At The Ace.

The Ace is of course the London’s Ace Cafe, a roadside pull-in that opened in 1938 and became the most famous haunt of the motorcycle riding “Ton-up kids” in the 50’s and of the Rockers in the 60’s. Each year during the Sturgis Rally, famed photographer Michael Lichter puts together an amazing display of motorcycle art […]

Victory Backrests And Racks Recall

The backrests of models Cross Country, Cross Country Touring, Cross Country 8-ball, Cross Country Touring, and Hardball may fail in case it is used with a luggage rack attached to it (NHTSA recall 13E048000.) The backrests are from the “Lock and Ride” accessories line. The model years concerned are 2010 to 2013, for a total of […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. Gets Support From Sturgis Chamber of Commerce

Officials with the non-profit Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. announced that the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce offers its support of SMRi and its of its ownership and licensing of trademarks pertaining to the Srurgis® Motorcycle Rallyafter the City of Sturgis passed the same resolution to support SMRi. In a written statement from the Sturgis Area […]

Bolt-On Hardtail for Old Triumphs

Because old Triumphs from the era 1963 to the 70’s are a popular choice for customization, why not keep the original frame and turn it into a cool rigid. This hardtail section doesn’t need any cutting or welding. It’s a 1″ O.D. DOM steel tubing bolt-on piece with laser cut mounting brackets and axle plates […]

How Does Your Motorcycle Sound To You And To Others?

What people hear and what you hear from the saddle when you ride are 2 very different sounds. A demo by S&S Cycle with their Race Tour Mufflers for Harley tourers.

In My Digital Mailbox

Sent by Bob Mc Kay, McKay Cycle Creations 09/24/2013 at 11.29 am “I find this kind of interesting, I had bikes featured in three magazines in Canada and USA this month and I watched my web page hits spike 100 % on and just after the release dates. One of the bikes was featured on […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Polaris To Launch Indian Chief 3 Models In India First Quarter Of 2014. The launch is confirmed by Pankaj Dubey who is the Managing Director of Polaris India. Like many other brands- Triumph being the most recent one –  Indian Motorcycle will be exploring the domestic market for what is considered in India very high […]

Stealth Passenger Armrests For Touring Harley Models

You ride a bagger and are always looking for ideas to make the long ride more comfortable. What about her riding behind you? I am pretty sure she would appreciate these armrests offering convenience in a compact package. You can install them on 1997-2014 Harley touring models and trikes equipped with a King or Ultra Tour […]

There Are No strangers When You Are Riding Around The World. Only Friends You Haven’t Met.

A few years ago he quit his job and got on his motorcycle and proceeded to ride around the world. Alone! During the last 3 years he rode 62,000 miles on a BMW GS motorcycle through 35 countries on 5 continents. His name is Allan Karl, an author, photographer and brand strategist. And as you can […]

Humor Of The Week. Best Lines Of An Airline.

Southwest Airlines has always employed humor in its advertising and during announcements by flight attendants and pilots. But in South Africa, a low cost airline named Kulula with head office located in Johannesburg is probably the one with the funniest plane liveries and the most entertaining announcements before, during and after flights. A few examples. […]

Tribute To The Motorcycle Digger Style And To Its Original Builders

Although Bob McKay at McKay Cycle Creations has been customizing and building one-off motorcycles since 1969, he never built until now a Digger bike, a style extremely popular at the time he began his career in the motorcycle industry. When it was not a Chopper, the ultimate custom bike of the 70’s was a Digger. […]

Easily Compare The 2014 Harley-Davidson Models.

Harley-Davidson created an excellent web page with a simple application to compare side by side up to any 3 models belonging to the 2014 lineup. You just select the 3 bikes and what specific aspects you want to compare. Try it by jumping to Harley Compare Bikes.

2014 Dealer Expo Moves From Indianapolis To Chicago With New Dates In December

With  a long list of justifications sent to the media to support its decision, Advanstar announced that the Dealer Expo 2014 will no more be held in Indianapolis in February , but at the McCormick Place in Chicago December 5-7, 2014. The Dealer Expo is until now the largest business to business powersports annual event […]

Hand Made Old School Motorcycle Seats

The most frequent requests I get in my email mailbox is regarding good addresses for painters and custom seat makers. Well, if you are looking for a one-off saddle made the old fashion way (methods and tools), contact Paul Witcherman Not a beginner, since 1977 he creates upholstery for motorcycles, scooters, street rods, classics and […]

Joke Of The Week

A man asked a waiter to take a bottle of Merlot to an unusually attractive woman sitting alone at a table in a cozy little restaurant. So the waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, ‘This is from the gentleman who is seated over there’….. and indicated the sender with a nod of […]

Star Bolt Build-Off. Vote For The Best Of 10 Customs.

10 custom builders were invited by Yamaha to customize their 2014 Star Bolt. You can vote for your favorite, go back to the page to see how many votes were given to your preferred Star Bolt. This build-off will winner will be announced at the Star Motorcycles display at the AIMExpo in Orlando this coming […]

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