When I first started collecting parts for this project about 10 years ago, the motorcycle rage was choppers. Back then, not many riders cared about bobbers and the phrase old school had not yet become the cliché it is today. I’ve always enjoyed old bikes that perform well, and I’ve been fortunate enough to own […]
Nothing captures the heart of a motorcycle enthusiast more than a crusty old Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Period. They are things of beauty that conjure dreams of the adventure and romance of earlier times when cycling was in its infancy, and they absolutely captivate us with their honesty and integrity. Motorcycles of all types, in original condition, […]
Last year Dave Roper approached me at American Iron Magazine with an idea of riding a 1911 Indian motorcycle racerbike at this year’s Isle of Man to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the one and only time an American motorcycle won the famed Isle of Man races.
After ignoring my 1949 Harley Panhead bobber (with dual Linkert carbs) for more than two years after the top to bottom engine rebuild I am getting it back on the road. This is a bike I built almost ten years ago and featured in the pages of American Itron Magazine. In addition to the usual break in issues – especially with the modern crappy gasoline, I have to overcome a number of other challenges.
One of the coolest web sites we have found is BikeEXIF which posts photos of a different motorcycle almost every day of the year. Some of the feature motorcycles are customized Harleys, which we try to share here on the American Iron Harley magazine on-line site
Just found an interesting blog from the UK about some fine old motorcycles. This article about Joe Petrali and the legendary CAC 500cc racer. To read the entire article please click here. The Harley-Davidson CAC 500cc single port speedway model is very rare and not much is really known about its history. One came up […]