Garage Season And Daytona Madness

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Is it just me, or is february the most challenging month for most motorcycle riders? Daytona Bike Week is still a month away. By now most of us Northerners have parked our bikes for the winter, and we’re itching to get back on the road. I know I am. […]

WIN THIS HARLEY! Dennis Kirk Sweepstakes Update

  American Iron Garage and Dennis Kirk have teamed up to give away this Fat Boy. There’s a reason all of these pawn shop, storage container, and barn picker shows are flooding the television airwaves. People love other people’s stuff. Antiques Roadshow has been doing this schtick for years. We are not free of such covetousness, […]

Tech Shoots and Road Time

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor I enjoy visiting various shops around the country. It gives me the opportunity to talk with many different mechanics I’m writing this just a few days before Thanksgiving, and about 10 days late. The rest of the issue has already been shipped, working its way through the process that […]

Save Money And Have A Chance To Win A Harley

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher American Iron Magazine is committed to publishing 13 big issues again this year Many magazines these days are jacking up their prices while cutting back on their product. We’re holding at 13 issues a year, publishing big, informative magazines, and reducing your costs. We all want to see motorcycling […]

AIM Expo

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Everyone has heard of Biketoberfest, which happens in Daytona during mid-October. But how many of you know about the new trade/consumer show that’s held at the same time in nearby Orlando? Now in its third year, this show is growing into a must-do event. The first two days, Thursday […]

Goodbye, Old Friend

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I had no idea what it would lead to when, in 1974 and against my parents’ wishes, I bought my first motorcycle. As a broke college kid, I sold that bike a year later to help pay for a slightly newer and bigger one. That transaction led to buying […]

Compression Ratios III

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Moderately boosting the compression, like going from 9:1 to 10:1 or 10.25:1, shouldn’t run you afoul of engine knock in a big way. However, a high-compression engine can be unforgiving and difficult to tune, especially a Twin Cam, if you go past 10.5:1. Even stock H-D engines have bouts […]

Motorcycle Magazines — Still Cheaper Than A Latte

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I’m often asked how we decide which articles to publish in this magazine. Non-riders I talk with are amazed that there are enough motorcycle topics for us to fill a magazine this size every four weeks (we publish 13 issues of American Iron Magazine a year) without running out […]

Compression Ratios I

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Have you ever been in a pack of bikes and heard one that had an exhaust note that crackled with power when the rider blipped the throttle? That, my friend, is the sound of a high-compression engine! And though some try to imitate it with real short drag pipes […]

Sturgis History & Our Plans

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher The annual black hills classic, otherwise known to most riders simply as Sturgis, is right down the road. And this year’s event looks like it’s going to be off the charts. Billed as one of the largest motorcycle events in the world, Sturgis certainly is one of my personal […]