By Buzz Kanter, photos by Michael Lichter, Jim Dohms, and Buzz Kanter Part I: 3,938 Miles of Blood, Sweat & Gears The ride is almost 4,000 miles from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Tacoma, Washington. If the bikes — all 1936 and older machines —have mechanical issues, other riders could help without losing points, but team mechanics […]
1945 Harley-Davidson 45″ Flathead By Jim Babchak, photos by Don Kates Harley-Davidson’s 45″ flatheads are one of the great mainstays of any antique motorcycle gathering, on any given weekend, in any part of our great country. That’s because these indestructible, rugged, and reliable motorcycles were made in great numbers, were easy to maintain, ran […]
Buzz Kanter, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher of American Iron Magazine magazine, talks with Garrison about his involvement in the recent Motorcycle Cannonball event and riding almost almost 4,000 miles on pre-1937 motorcycles.
An Easy-to-Install, Easy-to-Start, All-In-One Ignition System By Chris MaidaMention using a magneto ignition and many riders envision a hard-to-start 1960s Ironhead Sportster, the culprit behind many a bad right knee. Being a veteran of many long kickstarting sessions myself (I had a bike shop before the advent of the Evo), I know exactly what they’re […]
We are pleased to announce that our Buzz Kanter will be one of the guests (along with Norm Nelson) on Barry Boone’s “Talking Motorcycles” internet radio show this evening (Wednesday, Oct 1) around 8 PM EST. They plan to discuss the recent 4,000 mile ride across the U.S. on the Motorcycle Cannonball ride. Buzz rode […]
On the night of 23 September, 2014, thieves made off with a truck, trailer, motorcycles, parts, riding gear, tools, and luggage from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. We at American Iron Magazine have been supporters of the Motorcycle Cannonball from the start and want to do anything we can to help recover all the stolen items to the rightful owners.
Day 7 is done and what a cold wet one it was. The date was 9 11 and I expect most or all of the riders had thoughts of those lost and their families and loved ones. All 4 Team American Iron riders pulled out of Sedalia, MO and heading for Junction City, KS – some […]
The day started off for most of us riders with alarms on our smartphones. The National Weather service issues sever flooding and thunder in the area. Our parking lot (a field next to the hotel) had more than 8 inches of standing water. We all geared up and braced for a tough ride, but then […]
The first day started pretty slowly with all the bikes (about 98) all lined up on the sand of Daytona Beach for a fabled “yardlong” photo by Michael Lichter. We arrived at 8 am an were barely finished by 9:30 a half hour before the first riders leave. We had reports of Ormond Beach motorcycle […]
How much do you know about 1930s Harley-Davidson motorcycles? While hardly news today, the one-year only 1936 Harley VLH was considered a special machine. The current issue of American Iron Magazine features Buzz Kanter’s 1936 Harley VLH that he plans to ride over 4,000 miles on this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball event.