A Tale Of Two Bikers

As a guy who usually sees the glass (gas tank?) half full, I had an experience recently that showed me two sides. I was at an antique motorcycle show and swap meet with my 1929 Harley JDH. A week earlier, I had upgraded the original and leaky gas petcocks with new-style ones and a modern […]

For All You Gearheads, We’ve Put Together American Iron Garage

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Whenever I meet our readers at events or out on the open road, a comment I often hear is how much they like the way we do our tech articles. Of course, what they want in tech varies, but that’s to be expected. Some readers want more Twin Cam stuff, such as air cleaner, exhaust, […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Starts Today – Team American Iron Magazine On Harley Classics

The second ever Motorcycle Cannonball endurance ride starts today in Newburgh, NY and ends, almost 4,000 miles later in San Francisco, CA on September 23. In addition to it being such a long ride, virtually all on back roads, the motorcycles are unusual in that they all must be pre-1930 machines. American Iron Magazine’s Buzz […]

Summer Motorcycle Travel Tips

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I often see three dangerous patterns when cars interact with a long line of bikes. One scenario is when a car driver wants to get onto a four-lane highway. Though the driver should wait until the bikes have passed, he rarely does. What usually happens is the driver tries to blend into a small gap […]

What’s It Like To Ride A 1929 Harley? Video

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What’s that? You wanna know what its like to ride Buzz’s 1929 Harley JDH Cannonball bike? No problem. Enjoy this video shot from the riders point of view. As you’ll see and hear, the Bike’s running strong, shifting smoothly and looking good. This years Motorcycle Cannonball is just over a week away, looks as though […]

Old Harleys & Even Older Harleys

A lot of my riding time these days is focused on prepping and getting real-world shakedown miles on my rebuilt 1929 Harley-Davidson JDH before the 3,800-mile coast-to-coast Motorcycle Cannonball in September. But I keep reminding myself what Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time advised me, “Get the bike running right and then leave it alone. […]

Where to see Motorcycle Cannonball Harleys and Riders

A number of readers have been contacting the American Iron Magazine offices asking about details on the route for the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball and where are the best places to see the motorcycles and riders. Even we do not know the specific routes. But we do know a few of the planned stops that might be […]

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.

Next Trend In Custom Motorcycling

I just got back from the Indianapolis Dealer Expo, where an odd thing happened to me. As you’ll read in the article, American Iron was the sponsor of the Expo’s first-ever Ultimate Dealer Bike Show. The awards ceremony was held on the last day of the expo, and the audience consisted of many accomplished builders […]