New life for a ’90s Softail

The ’90s were a great decade; music finally became good again, the American economy was booming, and garage floors were much cleaner and safer thanks to Harley-Davidson’s Evo engine not dripping a drop of oil. Speaking of Harleys, when it came to customizing, the theme of the decade was long, stretched Fat Bob gas tanks, […]

Motorcycle Tribes

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Are you a lone wolf or do you identify with a moto-tribe? Okay, so I am curious. How do motorcycles fit into your life, and what is a motorcycle to you? Are you mostly a lone wolf, or do you occasionally or often identify with any of the various […]

Dennis Kirk’s Garage Build

IT’S ALL ABOUT PASSION. It’s a place to show you stuff. It’s also a place to view other people’s stuff. What stuff? Cool bikes that have been customized and modified from the stock condition. Mild or wild this is the place to strut your stuff! We encourage those who have customized your bikes in big…or […]

How To Photograph A Feature Bike

A great photo of your bike serves as a reminder of all those hours spent customizing and personalizing your ride. But maybe your skill set works better with a mechanic’s tool set than an F-Stop. Has the prospect of getting an awesome shot completely eluded you? Are you ready to get down to the business […]

Rejetting a CV Carb

Rejet and tune the stock CV carb on an Evo, TC, Sportster, or Big Twin by Chris Maida This story appears in American Iron Garage Issue #218, available online now or on newsstands 3/20. Subscribe today to get your hands on all our DIY tech stories every two months for less than half the cost […]

Safety Skills: Don’t Stare

The more we look ahead and consider a possible conflict, the better we are able to avoid it by Don Gomo Ever notice that more often than not, things our parents used to tell us when we were kids seem to come full circle, and we wind up saying the same things? Some we found […]

Beach Bound

Daytona may turn into a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket opportunity As you read this we are all planning our yearly migration to the warmer climate of central Florida and packing our bikes for Daytona Bike Week. But, as I write this, before I came to the office this morning, I had to clear an inch […]

Magazines—Past & Future

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher If you appreciate what we do, I ask for your support When I first got into bikes back in the 1970s, there were plenty of great motorcycle magazines to read. And they covered just about any two- or three-wheel topic you could imagine. The world has changed a lot […]

Harley Revelation Electric Motorcycle?

Harley-Davidson has filed a trademark application to use the name “H-D Revelation” for its upcoming electric motorcycle technology. The trademark was filed with the U.S. Patent Trademark Office for use on batteries and chargers as well as powertrains, specifically motors, transmissions and electric drives. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

We Gained 6 Horsepower with this S&S Stealth Air Cleaner

In issues #355 and #356 of American Iron Magazine, we installed a S&S Easy Start Gear Drive Cam Chest Kit in a 2006 Road King that already had a new S&S performance air cleaner and exhaust system. We told you at that time we were running this series slightly different than we normally do by […]