Archive for October, 2014


These new forward controls are available for Harley-Davidson Softail models (1986-1999) Top left and right, the Caliber model in black & brass and polished and brass. They are available with or without kickstand mount. Pegs have the same knurl pattern as grips, throttle housings and mirrors from the same company. Bottom, the Spiral model in […]

Happy Halloween. A Story…

A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won’t stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies: “I have a question to ask you but I don’t want to offend you.” She answers, “My son, you cannot offend me. […]

Polaris CEO Scott Wine About Polaris Growth Here And In India

On the TV show “Bloomberg Surveillance”,  Scott Wine, chairman and chief executive officer at Polaris Industries, discusses the impact of oil prices on motorcycle and off road vehicles and growth from the market in India.

A Visit To Warren Lane. Artist, Custom Bike Builder And Metalsmith Extraordinaire.

I have met for the first time Warren Lane and brother Billy exactly 18 years ago. At that time, they did a job for me, widening a rigid frame to accept one of the first 200 mm rear tires wrapped on their own deep dish spoke wheel. A few months later, both started to make […]

New Harley Touring Rear End Package Kit By Pickard USA

The newest custom saddlebags and rear fender package for Harley Davidson motorcycles and baggers are called The Swag Bags and are available now from Pickard USA. The Swag Bag Rear End Package is a kit consisting of stretched bags, side covers and a replacement rear fender with integrated license plate frame. These Harley saddlebags are […]

Picture Of The Week. 1913 Indian E 7HP Twin.

Will be offered by Bonhams Auction House at Las Vegas Motorcycle auction January 8, 2015 at Bally’s Hotel And Casino.

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Did You Know? The Story Of The Harley-Davidson Softail Frame.

Introduced in June 1983 as the 1984 Harley-Davidson FXST Softail, the Softail frame was not designed by the Milwaukee factory. It is the creation of Bill Davis, a Harley enthusiast and engineer from St Louis, Missouri. In 1974 and 1975 Davis worked in his garage on the concept of a rear suspension frame where a […]

Single And Multi-Function Torpedo L.E.D. Lights

Küryakyn just released these all-new Torpedo L.E.D. Indicator and Run-Turn-Brake Lights for all universal 12v Applications. The streamlined torpedo-shaped housing measures in at 2.75 (L)” x 1.75” (D) (70mm x 45mm), and comes in two versions. Single-function amber versions are designed to serve as turn-signal indicators either up front or on the rear. Multi-function versions […]

Victory Motorcycles And Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America Combine Forces in New York City On Veteran’s Day November 11, 2014

Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will continue their partnership supporting the men and women of the armed forces by joining together at America’s Parade in New York City on November 11. This nationally televised parade is the largest Veteran’s Day event in the nation. The theme for this year’s Parade […]

TÜV Approved 6-piston Brakes And 300 MM Discs.

This past Monday, I featured the “Chica Bonita” built by by German Müller Motorcycles. I mention their own 6-piston calipers without mentioning that braking gear is this company their forte. So, let me mention, especially for my European readers, that Müller Motorcycles is also offering 6-piston brakes for their own 300 mm semi-floating discs. Bigger […]

Wheels Of Liberty. A Non-Profit Group To Help Mobility-Challenged individuals in America Attain Or Regain Motorcycle Freedom.

Davis Zien, former Senator for Wisconsin and member of Motorcycle Hall of Fame since 2000 – and Marc Anthomy – both amputated above the knee have created “Wheels Of Liberty” a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the mobility-challenged individuals use motorcycles as a unique therapy tool to empower them, live better with their disability and […]

Brammo Electric Motorcycles Turns To Crowdsourcing To raise US$ 3 Million

Brammo Inc. has selected a Miami-based crowdsourcing site to raise $3 million in convertible debt as a prelude to a larger funding round. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has raised more than $70 million to date with investors such as Polaris, Team Industries, Best Buy and Chrysalix. The funding round is open to accredited investors only […]

Tribute To The Board Tracker Style

Julian von Oheimb from German shop One Way Machine is an Applied Sciences Engineer brought up by his father around Harley Flatheads, Knuckeleheads and Pahneads. From him he learned to always respect the past, to honor the old fabrication techniques and was encouraged to build bikes not only cool to look at but also correct […]

First 2015 Harley Road Glide 26 Inch Conversion

Only two days after receiving the first 2015 Harley Road Glide (model FLTRXS) at his Harley-Davidson Baden-Baden/Germany dealership (aka Rick’s Motorcycles), the team had the bike in pieces and the frame modified with their 2014 TÜV approved 26/30-Inch front wheel conversion. As far as I know, the result seen here is the first 2015 26” […]

Year-Long Study Seems To Conclude That Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Is Safe When Correctly Executed

“Lane splitting” – when a motorcycle rides between two cars – is legal (or more precisely an accepted practice) in California and has always been a controversial issue opposing bikers and car drivers. The “California Office Of Traffic Safety” and the “Safe Transportation Research And Education Center of University Of California in Berkeley conducted a […]

Long-Haul Touring Comfort with Dual-Zone Heated Seat

Coddle the backside of rider and passenger with the new Heated Harley® Hammock Rider and Passenger Touring Seat (P/N 52000177, $899.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories. Designed for 2014-later Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models, this seat offers two separate suspension systems to isolate the rider and passenger from sharp road impacts. For the […]

Joke Of The Week

A woman was having a daytime affair while her husband was at work. One rainy day she was in bed with her boyfriend when, to her horror, she heard her husband’s car pull into the driveway. ‘Oh my God – Hurry! Grab your clothes and jump out the window. My husband’s home early!’ ‘I can’t […]

Lucky Sucker. A Bolt-On Softail Kit Bike From Custom Chrome.

Custom Chrome, as other large distributors , almost always include in his catalogs examples of bikes customized or built from the ground-up using their custom parts. Parts regrouped in kits with multiple options to satisfy many tastes and budgets. “Lucky Sucker”, also name of this bike, is one of them offering individuals the opportunity to […]

Bikers Speed And Pop Wheelies. Make A Motorcycle Cop Leave The Scene…

A group of bikers, apparently members of the Streetfighterz, do stunts on a public highway in California. A motorcycle cop, siren and flashing lights on, intervenes to make them stop. One of the motorcyclists gets close to the officer and tell him he should better leave. And guess what? The cop leaves, the bikers wave […]

Bar End Mirrors

They are extremely popular and in great demand for many types of bikes, Cruisers, Cafe Racers, Choppers, Bobbers, etc…Turned up or down they look extremely cool even if we all know that some rear visibility has to be sacrificed. These mirrors are offered in different styles and match the grips and pegs. From $98.00 to […]

Chrome Motor Motorcycle Bags. Waterproof, Heat And Abrasion Resistant As Demonstrated In Funny Video.

From Chrome Motors, the maker of “Bombproof Gear” for living and riding, this series of bags made with their proprietary HD Ballistic™ Nylon that’s 3x more heat resistant and 4x more abrasion resistant than typical Ballistic Nylons. Plus, they are waterproof. Windproof strap keepers and stabilizing straps keep the bags where they belong and minimize […]

Trailing Without A Trailer And Not Damaging Your Vehicle And Motorcycle Front End

There are many types of hitch made to take your motorcycle with you without the need of an open or enclosed trailer. During sharp turns, many of them may create serious issues regarding the bike stability, the stress created to both the vehicle and your motorcycle front end. The Fatz Tow Hitch Bracket, winner of […]

Polaris 3rd Quarter Earnings Jump 26% On Strong Sales Gains Due In Part To Its Indian Motorcycle Line

Early this Wednesday morning, Polaris (NYSE:PII) roared ahead of third-quarter earnings estimates due in part to its reinvigorated Indian motorcycle line. Earnings per share minus items climbed 26% to $2.06 on an 18% rise in revenue to $1.3 billion. Polaris has beaten quarterly earnings estimates for more than two years in a row. Wall Street […]

Trim Accents To Dress Up Your Indian Chieftain Fairing

Dressing up the outer fairing of a tourer is a favorite easy-to-do customizing job. And Küryakyn is now offering a set of trim accents to do the trick on all 2014-2015 Indian Chieftain models. You can enhance the natural body lines of the Chieftain’s outer fairing with the new Windshield Trim (P/N 5620) and Fairing […]

Harley-Davidson Pink Label Program To Fight Against Breast Cancer

Pink is more than a color. For many brands, including Harley-Davidson, it’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer. For Harley, its family of riders, dealers and enthusiasts, the pink label program is a way, through clothing sales, to help those women affected by breast cancer, making sure that nobody rides alone through […]

Lone Star Rally. November 6-9, 2014.

With more bike shows, all new truck, jeep & classic car shows and, more free concerts on two stages. The Lone Star Rally is jam packed with entertainment for all ages, day and night, all weekend long. For up to the minute information and special offers, download the FREE, official Lone Star Rally smartphone App from […]

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