One of the things I learned in last year’s cross country Motorcycle Cannonball ride was that it is a very good idea to have as many spares as possible. As I shared in the pages of American Iron Magazine riding a 1915 Harley across the US meant trying to track down parts not easy or cheap to find. Next year I am planning on riding a much newer (and easier to find parts for) 1926 Harley. So I have already begun to think about building the motorcycle I plan to ride AND to start stockpiling spares.
As motorcycle riders, we can choose to focus on our differences or our similarities. We have many choices in what we ride and how we view our riding style. Bagger, chopper, or bobber? Softail, Dyna, or Sportster? Stock or custom? Shiny and new or rusty and old? As the editors of this magazine, every few […]
I bought my first motorcycle in college in 1974. As the years rolled by, my desire to ride never lessened, but my ability to get the free time to hit the road did. Work, family, responsibilities. You know the drill. Even though I make my living in the motorcycle industry, I cherish the time I […]
So, I ask you how old is too old to race in a vintage motorcycle event? A few weeks ago I was looking at my plans and realized I would be able to attend the annual Mountainfest event held in Morgantown, WV the end of July. I have been invited a number of times and have heard it is an outstanding event with something pretty much for everyone into motorcycles – new and old.
The Mountainfest motorcycle rally will be held in Morgantown, WV the last weekend of July. Lots going on there including custom and classic motorcycle shows, live concerts and other various motorcycle-friendly shows and events.
There is a lot of great history surrounding the Harley-Davidson motorcycle over the years. Buzz Kanter, the Editor-in-Chief of American Iron Magazine is working on creating a new web site, called Classic Harley Motorcycles, all about various aspects of classic Harleys and their history.
We at American Iron Magazine want to thank all our readers who took the time to respond to our reader survey a few months ago. We were overwhelmed with the responses and are almost done wading through them all. Thanks for helping keep us the best selling Harley magazine.
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.