Archive for December, 2013

Kisses, Champagne And Confetti. Happy New Year 2014 To All.

Predicted and scheduled non-motorcycle events: January: • January 1 – Latvia will officially adopt the euro currency and will become the eighteenth Eurozone country. February: • February 7–23 – The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia. March: • March 27 – Comet Holmes (17P/Holmes) will reach perihelion. April: • April 29 – […]

Ape Hangers Extended Cable-Line Install Kits For 2014 Harley Sportsters.

You already know that installing narrow glide ape hangers on a Harley Sportster is a very popular customizing option. And if some of you refrained to do it it’s because they don’t feel comfortable at swapping their electrical wiring and cables for longer ones. 2014 Sportsters are even a bigger challenge because the most recent models […]

Fast Motorcycle Industry News.

Cuban Citizens Free Of Buying Motorcycles And Cars. In 1959, after an armed revolution against Fulgencio Batista’s government,  Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba promising democracy and freedom. But since that year a law forbade citizens to buy cars and motorcycles as they wanted. Buyers had to get first a government issued permit, then […]

Joke For The Holidays.

“With the holidays upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my family & friends about drinking and driving.

 As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a “social session” out with friends. Well, three days […]

Cyril Huze’s 5 Motorcycle Predictions For 2014

Last year, telling you my motorcycle predictions for 2013, I wrote “Here’s the thing about predictions: they are always fun to make and to read and no one ever remembers a year later what they were…” But having being right on most of them, I am not afraid that you read them again by jumping […]

New For 2014. Vintage 4-Piston Brake Calipers By Performance Machine.

Inspired by the design of the dual-action cast brake caliper that Performance Machine was manufacturing in the 70’s, for 2014 the company is launching a new vintage style 4-piston front caliper. Inside, Performance Machine proven 4-piston internals. Outside, CNC-machined fins give the caliper its vintage style while keeping the caliper cool and providing optimal braking […]

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8 Bikers Rocking The Colorado Rockies.

Last August, Chris Garee and 7 of his friends went for a trip in the Colorado rockies. 8 guys with 8 bikes (7 Harleys and a brand new Indian Chieftain) riding through sunshine, rain and even snow. Independence Pass to Aspen, Estes Park, Mt. Evans and the highest paved road in North America. Chris sent […]

Choosing Motorcycle Tires Requires Understanding Their Numbering Through 3 Different Systems

Choosing the wrong tire can lead to tire failure or worse…Replacing your tires just requires to copy down the numbering of your current tires. Problems may arise, and it happens more often that you can think, when upgrading to a new brand or size. First things to do is to match your tires to the […]

Harley-Davidson New Men’s And Women’s Jackets With Thermal Reflective Technology

To stay warm and feel the heat, on the left the men’s Highland Functional Jacket with Thermal Reflective Technology to preserve body heat .The waterproof, 600 denier polyester jacket with leather accents featuring a removable, zip-out full-sleeve liner. Zippered front and back vents provide additional temperature control while snap sleeve tabs and adjustable waist tabs […]

What Makes A Woman Really Happy? Riding A Motorcycle.

A just released Harley-Davidson-sponsored study about women (female motorcycle riders and non-riders) and motorcycles says those who ride are considerably happier, more confident and more fulfilled than those who do not. New Data Reveals female motorcycle riders feel happier, more confident and sexier than Women who don’t ride. Overall in life, in relationships and even […]

Steve McQueen And Von Dutch Motorcycles To Be Offered At Las Vegas Auction.

Indians and Triumphs from the King of Cool Steve McQueen and of King of Kustom Kulture Von Dutch will be some of the many highlights at Bonhams anticipated January 9th auction at Las Vegas Bally’s Hotel & Casino. McQueen had a special affection for the Indian brand and Bonhams is very pleased to announce that […]

Groundbreaking Helmet Outfitted With Heads-Up Display, GPS and Rear-View Camera To Be Launch In 2014

The Skully’s P1 helmet was unveiled to rave reviews. It features cutting edge technologies incorporating: patent-pending intelligent a Heads-Up Display (HUD) system that places relevant data just outside of a rider’s line of sight, a GPS and a 180-Degree Rearview Camera that captures the full panorama including rear and side-to-side visibility for increased rider awareness […]

Joke Of The Week

A guy goes to a female dentist to have a tooth extracted. She pulled out a large syringe to give an anesthetic shot. “No way, no needles! I hate needles!” the man exclaimed. So she started to hook up the nitrous oxide tank, and the man said, “I can’t do the gas thing. Just the […]

New Harley-Davidson Tour-Pak® Organizer With Multiple Storage Pockets

Find your stuff faster with the new Premium Tour-Pak® Lid Fitted Lining with Organizer (P/N 53000392, $159.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Designed specifically to fit the Tour-Pak® luggage on 2014 Harley-Davidson® Touring motorcycles, the lid liner features a soft-touch black-felt finish to reduce noise, and convenient storage pouches to keep smaller items […]

The Art Of Motorcycles With Chopsticks And Black Ink.

Except picking up rolls of sushi, there is not much I can do with chopsticks (also called “hashi” or “otemoto” in Japanese) Thanks to the sticks tapering to a finely pointed end, Makoto Endo has invented a technique to use them has an utensil for painting. He is a graphic designer, illustrator now based in […]

Shotgun Gear Shift Linkage For Harleys

These shift linkages are made out of billet aluminum for the rod part with polished stainless aircraft quality rod ends. Available in chrome or black anodized for Harley Sportsters 2004-up ($99.95) and Softails & Touring models 1986-up ($149.95, transmission lever included) At Landmark Manufacturing.

In 2014 A Fed Task Force Will Be Pushing Again The US Mandatory Helmet Law

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appointed a federal task force made up of 15 members to recommend that all US states enact mandatory motorcycle helmet laws, regardless of age or experience. Dubbed the Community Preventive Services Task Force, the group offers recommendations to the CDC and provides reports to the […]

Zombies Taking Over Your Motorcycle

Like in a fictional horror movie, Zombies are taking over your motorcycle, all possible parts down to your brake pedal. Thank Kuryakyn for this Zombie invasion offering many Zombie accessories  so you can carry this theme throughout your bike. Featured here the brake pedal pad, shift peg and floorboard. The Zombie brake pedal pad fits: […]

Misfit Industries New 8”, 12” and 14” Handlebars For Cruisers And Baggers

These handle bars are a swedged tubing where they step down to 1” diameter for the factory hand controls. They are set up for both Fly by wire throttle  or cable applications, and are also set up for heated grips as well. The Misfit Street Rage Bar 12” (top picture) comes in chrome or black. […]

Burning The Midnight Oil Building Motorcycles

In a push to help new custom builders and to inspire others to pursue their passions, a documentary from aspiring filmmaker Gabriel Priestley currently doing his senior year at the University Of New Mexico, about a young motorcycle builder named Met Haynes (Haynes Custom Iron.) Building bikes makes him a much happier person …

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Full Metal Jacket. Steel Metal Masterpiece.

I met for the 1st time custom builder Yuri Shif in 2010 when he became that year AMD World Champion Of Custom Bike Building in the Metric Class category with his Ural Dragster. The short man from Belarussia got a lot of metal fabrication skills and quite a few wild ideas that his pretty blonde […]

Big Boy Toy. Motorized Drift Trike

I have no doubt it can be a lot of fun. You throttle – no hill  or pushing required – and this drift trike with a 6.5 hp motor will take you to about 32 mph for some drifts that will make any grown man giggle like a school girl. Frame in CNC bent out […]

Front End Cartridge Kit Upgrades For Riding The UnRoads

Front-end upgrades are now available from Öhlins for Adventure bikes and Dual-Purpose motorcycles. The Öhlins FKA 100-series drop-in Cartridge Kits benefit from the lineage of Öhlins championship-winning road-racing kits, with applications for many medium weight models of burly bikes. Tuned for riding long miles on difficult terrain, the Öhlins Cartridge Kits provide smooth comfort everywhere, […]

Duet Handlebar Switch Kit

One way to clean your handlebars and complete the vintage bike look you are after is this kit of 2 stainless steel, all-weather 12V momentary mini switches. Housing in CNC-cut billet aluminum. Rugged and durable and available in black or chrome. Sold with colored wiring and instructions and all necessary mounting hardware. Suggested retail price […]

Make Your Motorcycle Being Seen. Stay Alive

Did the car ready to maneuver see you? Lightning Strike is a motorcycle visibility/safety system created by Judd Smith, a retired engineer from Honeywell Aerospace. It is designed to make a motorcycle more visible on the road. The system uses high-intensity LED lights equal to that seen on a police motorcycle, only the system doesn’t […]

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