TV Two Cam – 1929 Harley JDH on History Channel’s American Restoration

Text by Dale Walksler Photos by Jim Dohms I have always liked a challenge, and this is a great one — a worn out 87-year-old bike and only 45 days to rebuild it in front of a TV audience. To be seen on History Channel’s American Restoration, this is a behind the scenes look at […]

The Beginning Of The End?

RIDE TO WORK, By Steve Lita, Editor “…it is illegal for anyone to modify a certified vehicle…” Back in issue #335, about five months ago, former American Iron Magazine editor Chris Maida penned a column about the then-urgent matter involving the EPA and all motorsports hobbyists. The EPA had proposed legislation that would outlaw the […]

American Iron is going full throttle in print

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher As the temperature drops and the air gets crisp, it’s starting to feel like one of my favorite times of the year to ride here in Connecticut. Especially in the early morning and late afternoon when the sunlight adds a magical quality to the golden autumn colors along my […]

Blinging Out a Fat Boy: H-D 6-Spoke Rear Wheel & Pulley Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida Part I: Installing a new chrome Harley-Davidson 6-spoke rear wheel and pulley, with a new H-D polished rotor and Shinko 150/80-16” rear tire Want to add some instant flash to your bike? Bolt on a nice set of custom wheels! When I had my bike shop, back in the day, guys would […]

Harley’s new 107 cubic inch, Milwaukee-Eight

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I  can’t believe it’s been 17 years since The MoCo last invited us for an exclusive look and ride of a new generation of Harley engine, the TC88, which we named the Fathead. Seventeen years! You have already seen the cover of this issue of American Iron Magazine. Harley’s […]

Yelvington USA Mechanical Reverse Pulley for Harley Tourers Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida/Photos by Chris Maida How many times have you found yourself struggling to back your Harley Touring bike out of a corner, parking spot, or wherever? Sucks, doesn’t it? Well, the crew at Yelvington has a simple and easy way to end that hassle forever. And it has nothing to do with altering […]

Motorcycle Riders Please Be Careful, Traffic Fatalities Climbed 9%

The NSC reported traffic fatalities rose an whopping 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with the year earlier data.

Harley-Davidson Launches 107” & 114” Milwaukee-Eight Engines

Stop the press! The rumors are true. Harley-Davidson has indeed developed a new engine called the Milwaukee-Eight. The eight valve V-Twin comes in both a 107” version for Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles and Trikes and a 114” variation for The Motor Company’s top-shelf CVO line. The new valvetrain design comes with an impressive list of proposed […]

New At This

RIDE TO WORK, By Steve Lita, Editor No, I’m not talking about me being new to this magazine. I’m talking about new riders. Wait, don’t go, don’t turn the page. Even if you’re a seasoned veteran, please read on. There’s stuff in here for you, too, and it relates to how we relate to beginner […]

Race On Sunday, Sell On Monday?

AMA Class C racers on tankshift 45 cubic-inch flatheads SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Talk to any of the motorcycle old timers and eventually they all get around to discussing a deep-rooted rivalry. It was between the two American motorcycle powerhouses, Harley-Davidson and Indian, on the racetracks and in the showrooms. I have heard […]