Day 2 Motorcycle Cannonball Report Team American Iron

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 […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Update Day 1

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 […]

Chain Tensioner Blues

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor I’ve been getting a lot of letters from readers concerned about the cam chain tensioners in their Twin Cam engines. They want to know at what mileage the fiber shoe on the tensioners will wear out. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question, since it depends on a […]

Harley Magazine News: What Would You Want To Read More in 2015?

We at TAM Communications had a full schedule this year publishing 13 issues of American Iron Magazine, 2 issues of the all-tech American Iron Garage, 9 issues of American Iron Motorcycle Bagger and 6 issues of our Motorcycle magazine. Wow! All issues of these magazines are sold in stores. through print subscriptions and through digital […]

Classic 1936 Harley VLH Motorcycle Cannonball Bike

How much do you know about a 1936 Harley flathead motorcycle? A short walk around with Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine for his 1936 Harley VLH motorcycle during a brief stop while breaking in the recently rebuilt engine. Less than 2 months before the start of the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball ride – 4,200 miles […]

Old Dog, New Tricks?

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher My first time on the track in many years, and I blow up the 1937 Indian Sport Scout racer! After running strong for several laps, I could feel it losing power going out of the bowl and up over the hill in top gear. Rather than risk damage, I eased […]

Classic Harley Update: Buzz Kanter’s Motorcycle Cannonball Harley

The 1936 Harley VLH Buzz Kanter is planning on riding 4,000 miles coast to coast on the upcoming Motorcycle Cannonball is totally rebuilt. After breaking in the spare engine Buzz brought the classic Harley back to RetroCycle in Boonton, NJ to swap out the spare engine for the competition one. “As described in the series […]

Don’t Try This At Home

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I’ve long been fascinated by the mechanical workings of old machinery. As a kid, I remember taking apart a broken watch to try to fix it. It never did run again, but I was drawn to all the fine gears, springs, and tiny moving parts. That attraction has never […]

Riding In Manila

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor As you’ll see on page 70, I went to the Philippines for a vacation last March. While there I went diving and rode a Harley around the island of Luzon for a couple of days with Emerson Raymundo, the sales and marketing manager of Harley-Davidson of Manila, and Mark […]

Support A Local Charity Ride

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Now that the warm weather has (finally!) arrived throughout the country, there are numerous charity rides happening in every state. Thankfully, motorcyclists are great supporters of these rides, which are an excellent way to spend a Sunday riding while also helping out a person, family, or organization in need. […]