Archive for April, 2016

A Custom Victory Octane In 72 hours By The Ness Team

It took a long weekend for the Ness team to create this custom Octane. Objective? To demonstrate that in just 72 hours it’s possible to add some serious attitude (yours) to the new muscular model from Victory. Zach Ness told me: “We first ripped the sheet metal off and shot a candy blue over the […]

J.W. Speaker Launches Their 2nd Dynamically “Adaptive” Motorcycle Headlight

J.W. Speaker Corporation, a leading U.S.-based lighting firm specializing in innovative LED solutions for OEMs and the aftermarket. Last February I reported on J.W. Speaker launching their the world’s first dynamically adaptive LED motorcycle headlight in a 7” round configuration. Consumer demand for this same adaptive technology in 5.75″ round size drove J.W. Speaker to […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip 35th Anniversary Sweepstakes

One lucky winner will receive 10 nights of concerts and camping for two at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground, a $500 travel voucher, a $250 Hot Leathers shopping spree, and a custom painted helmet. Winner will be notified June 22, 2016 via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification. No response […]

Joke Of The Week

A first-grade teacher, Ms. Brooks, was having trouble with one of her more precocious students. The teacher asked, “Harry, what exactly is your problem?” Harry answered, “I’m too smart for the 1st grade.  My sister is in the 3rd grade and I’m smarter than she is!  I think I should be in the 3rd grade, too!” […]

Harley Reports First-Quarter Earnings. Beating Estimates On International Sales. US Retail Sales Slightly Down.

First-quarter net income declined to $250.49 million from last year’s $269.85 million. Earnings per share, however, increased 7.1 percent to $1.36 from $1.27 last year, owing to lower share count. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter. Consolidated revenue increased to $1.75 billion from $1.67 […]

Caught On Video. Dog Nearly Kills 2 Bikers

On the road, bikers face many dangers. And it’s not only car drivers. In these 2 frightening videos, a dog runs across. One biker hits the dog and falls. The following rider lays down his bike to avoid him, and as he is sliding on the road across the middle lane he finds himself in […]

Motorcycle Parts Website

New Barnett Scorpion Billet Clutch Basket For 2007-16 Harley Big Twins

Got a broken clutch basket on your 2007 or later Harley Davidson Big Twin? The fix is in with the latest Barnett Scorpion clutch basket. This billet basket is the highest quality and most cost effective replacement for your broken stock basket. Precision machined from tough 2024-T3 billet aluminum and hard anodized, this basket is superior […]

Harley-Davidson Unveils The Sportster Roadster. Blacked-Out Styling, Inverted 43 mm Front Suspension, Two-Up Seat, Slotted Black Exhaust. Starting At $11,199.

Harley-Davidson Unveils The Sportster Roadster with a look reminiscent of a garage-built custom with blacked-out styling details, slammed bars, chopped rear fender, race-inspired graphics, a finned timer cover, slotted black exhaust shields and more… The new Roadster features a minimalist, fastback design inspired by classic racing motorcycles “Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster […]

A Custom Sportster Named “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”!

“Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”! It may be the weirdest name ever given to a custom motorcycle. This saying is used (very rarely) when one is excited to have won something. The legend tells that years ago every casino in Las Vegas had a three-piece chicken dinner with a potato and a veggie for $1.79. A […]

Milano Resin And Aluminum Grips

I like very much these “Milano” grips marrying resin inserts with billet aluminum. The resin insert is made out of billet resin with each grip set offering a unique color tone that can’t be duplicated. Ergonomic shape and comfortable to the touch. For the aluminum part of the grip you can choose between chrome, brass […]

Vintage Boardtrack Motorcycle Racing

Crusher Street Sleeper III Air Cleaner for Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 99-16

Think of the all-new Street Sleeper® III Air Cleaner from Crusher® as a heavy-breathing wolf in sheep’s clothing. The high-flow intake kits deliver significantly enhanced airflow to all ’99-’16 Harley-Davidson® Twin Cam motors, while lurking discreetly under the factory air cleaner cover for a deceiving stock appearance. Street Sleeper III Air Cleaner kits include a […]

Joke Of The Week

A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner. The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked: “If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of […]

Indian Motorcycle Is Giving Away Art

On Saturday April 16, customers who test drive an Indian motorcycle at their local dealership can leave with a handcrafted piece of Indian Motorcycle art, a limited edition Chief Dark Horse poster created by LA artist Mathew Curran (while supplies last). Indian and agency Saatchi & Saatchi agency Team One asked stencil artist Matthew Curran […]

From The Sinister Bad Boy Collection Wheels

A new Sinister Wheel model joined the Bad Boy Collection. CNC in-house machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum Rotary forged Billet and available in chrome, copper, black & machined and custom Colors of your Choice. Like the rest of the Bad Boy lineup, all stock and custom sizes available from 16” to 32” including ABS (add $50). […]

Hal’s Harley-Davidson Wins “King Of Customs” Dealer Competition

Sixty North America Harley dealers fought out hard to get a Harley accolade and the bragging rights of being 2016 Harley North America “King Of Customs” Hal’s Harley-Davidson of New Berlin, Wisconsin under the lead of Bud Curtis is the chosen winner with this Sportster 883 Super Low. Named “General Mayhem” it’s a modern day dual-sport […]

Harley Touring Performance Upgrade. The Kraus ST Inverted Front End.

Suspension is one of the most important performance upgrades that can be made to a Harley. The improvements in stability, traction control and brake-dive directly affect handleability and translate to rider enjoyment and safety. Front forks on a motorcycle need to be as rigid as possible to function as effective suspension parts. They also need […]

My Bike Backfires During De-Acceleration After I Installed Aftermarket Exhaust. Can The backfiring Be Minimized Or Eliminated?

Backfiring (or more accurately “afterfire”) is caused by unburned fuel/air mixture being ignited by the heat of the muffler. When the throttle is closed during de-acceleration and the transmission is in gear, the engine continues to rotate at a faster rpm relative to the throttle position. As a result of this engine rotation, more air/fuel […]

Road Rage On A Florida Highway. Bikers Versus Car Driver.

The road rage incident happened on the Courtney Campbell Causeway near Tampa. One motorcyclist donning a GoPro helmet camera captured the frightening incident when three bikers and a BMW driver confronted one another. The footage starts showing one biker passing the BMW car. Later two bikers can be seen boxing in the BMW at a […]

Sportster Oil Tank Side Covers

Add a touch of retro with a set of ribbed oil tank side covers. They fit on all Harley Sportster models from 2004 to 2013. Offered in many different finitions, from polish to chrome, from black to many other anodizing colors. MSRP 248 euros for the set. At Custom Chrome Europe or Greasy Coast Facebook.

Flashback. 1961 G-12 Matchless.

Defunct Matchless Motorcycles was created in 1889 by the Collier brothers (they won the first Isle of Man TT Tourist Trophy race in 1907) and is one of the oldest British manufacturers on record. During many years, khaki enamel applied to the gas tank was the only option and the brand color trademark. The featured 1961 […]

Motion Sensing Smart Self-Canceling Turn Signal For Your Motorcycle

Smart Turn System is the first self canceling turn signal system for motorcycles that is able to accurately turn off the signal at the completion of a maneuver. As the system makes use of motion sensor technology it is able to reliably determine whether a rider has changed a lane, exited a roundabout or simply […]

A Better Foundation. S&S Announces Short Block Replacement Assemblies For 1984-99 Big Twins.

S&S Cycle has released a pair of short block engine assemblies designed to replace the tired bottom end on your 1984 through 1999 Carbureted and Fuel Injected 80″ Evolution big twin. Replace your entire stock lower end with an S&S Short Block assembly! A rock solid S&S flywheel assembly, installed in a set of bullet proof S&S […]

8th Annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering Is May 14, 2016

With more than 300 motorcycles on display, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, features one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage and modern motorcycles sponsored by leading manufacturers and top lifestyle, retail, and beverage companies ─ all hosted on the stunning green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. The Quail […]

Küryakyn Radiator Grills For 2014-later Harley-Davidson Twin-Cooled Twin Cam Models

These new Küryakyn® Radiator Grills for Harley-Davidson® Twin-Cooled High Output Twin Cams provide a nice touch of chrome to enhance fairing lowers. A clean chrome-finished ABS grill housing shrouds a black honeycomb-shaped metal screen insert that combats debris while leaving radiator airflow unrestricted. Küryakyn Radiator Grills are literally a snap to install as stylish direct […]

Ice Cream. A Sweet Panhead Chopper By Bill Dodge.

Every act of imagination of a custom builder makes the motorcycle world a more interesting place. All projects from Bill Dodge of Bling’s Cycles are captivating because inspired by the past but never dictated by any rules expect the respect he has for the most venerable Harley engines, from Flathead to Knucklehead to Panhead and […]

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