Sturgis Ride-In Motorcycle Show Black Hills Party Plans

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I have been to a lot of amazing motorcycle events  over the years — even before I got involved in the motorcycle magazine business back in 1989. When I get to ride, one of my favorite national events is the Black Hills Rally, otherwise known as Sturgis. The roads and vistas of the surrounding countryside […]

Buzz Kanter Tears Achilles Tendon. Motorcycle Cannonball in Question

The Motorcycle Cannonball, that Buzz has been preparing for and sharing with American Iron Magazine readers, starts in a little over 7 weeks from today. Buzz is optimistic that he will be ready to go even if he will not have ridden a motorcycle for more than a month before he leaves on his 1929 Harley JDH on the almost 4,000 mile cross country ride.

Team American Iron Motorcycle Cannonball 1929 Harley Update

I have been working on my 1929 Harley-Davidson JDH every week to get better prepared for the up-coming Motorcycle Cannonball in September. I have been so busy working on the bike and my job at American Iron Magazine, Motorcycle Bagger and RoadBike that I have not posted anything on this blog in a while. So here is a quick update on my Motorcycle Cannonball Harley Two Cam.

So Many Rides, So Little Time

The winter of 2010-11 was too much for any rider to deal with considering all that snow we had. This winter was quite the opposite in most parts of the US and Canada.  If you have not yet done your first ride safety check, I hope you can soon. At the very least, check the […]

Our Magazine Plans & Harley Show In Daytona

Bring your bike and friends to the H-D Ride-In Custom Bike Show presented by American Iron Magazine. This magazine (along with Motorcycle Bagger and RoadBike) is owned and published by TAM Communications. If you think that sounds like a big fancy corporation run out of impersonal offices in an ivory tower, you’d be wrong. My […]

New Year With Lots of Motorcycle Events

We are proud to be presenting the all-new Ultimate Dealer Bike Show at the American V-Twin Dealer Show. Every February, motorcycle dealers, parts manufacturers, and distributors take a few days off work to meet in the heartland of America. We brave the winter cold and snow to gather at Advanstar’s annual Dealer Expo in downtown […]

Winter Motorcycle Wrenching & Sharing

Some of our readers are world-class mechanics, others are weekend tinkerers, and some would rather ride than pick up a wrench. I know we still have some great riding season left in most parts of the country. But the early morning chill in the air around here often leads me to start thinking about off-season […]

Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 Route & Dates

Our Publisher, Buzz Kanter, is signed up to ride his 1929 Harley on Team American Iron across the US on the second Motorcycle Cannonball. Buzz rode his 1915 Harley Selma on the first Motorcycle Cannonball.

Spare Engine for Buzz’s 1926 Motorcycle Cannonball Harley

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.

Real World Harleys & Remembering 9/11

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 […]