Motorcycle Auction Action & Kickstart Classic

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS,  by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I’ve just returned from the annual motorcycle auctions in Las Vegas, and my head is spinning from all the amazing motorcycles and record-breaking prices. I was quite impressed with the levels of knowledge of participants. Some were world-class experts, and others didn’t seem to have a clue. I saw […]

My Facebook Page

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Though I’ve had a Facebook page for a couple of years, I haven’t been there with any regularity. What I have been putting up, on those rare occasions, are photos from some of my motorcycle adventures that have also been featured as tours in American Iron. And while I’m still […]

Arm & Numbered Issues

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Okay, I guess I shouldn’t have opened my big mouth and said in my column in Issue #305, “Personally, I think I’ve had enough surgeries for one year!” Guess not, since I had to have another one the middle of December. As I write this, I still have to […]

#1 Reader Question

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor The one question i get most often from our readers is, “Do I have to use a fuel tuner if I install a new air cleaner or exhaust system?” If you have a pre- 2007 EFI machine, one that does not have oxygen (O2) sensors in the exhaust system, […]

Made In America?

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher We at American Iron Magazine join a growing list in the motorcycle industry committed to, no, make that obsessed with, made in America. I recently posted a question on the American Iron  Magazine Facebook page asking “If you ran Harley, what would be the first thing you’d change?” The […]

Old Motorcycle Parts & Projects

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Junk or treasure? I guess it all depends on how you view it. For each of us, our view is defined by our personal perspectives and experiences. I unsuccessfully try to fight my deeply engrained tendency to accumulate stuff I find interesting. Some call it obsessive hoarding, I prefer to […]

Happy 25th Birthday To Us & You Can Win Prizes

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, publisher Time flies when you’re having fun, and I can’t think of many things that are more fun than riding, writing, or wrenching motorcycles. Hard to believe it was 25 years ago that a brave new concept for a family-friendly Harley magazine came into focus. The first issue of American […]

Time of the Season

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, editor As I write this, it’s about two weeks before Thanksgiving, and, as per many of the suggestions and tips given in last’s issue’s Storage Strategies by John Frank, I’m preparing my bikes for a hopefully not-too-long winter’s nap. Whether it’s due to global warming or just the constantly changing […]

Family 45 Bobber Project

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor A lot of you expressed interest in the 45 flathead bobber project I was building with my two daughters, Chelsea and Elayne. Judging by the letters I got, many readers liked the idea of doing a project like this with their kids. Some readers were also doing a similar build […]

Year End & A New One

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, publisher   This is our last issue of 2013, so I figure it’s a good time to look back and announce a couple of items for the motorcycle industry going forward. Looking back, I feel 2013 was a pretty exciting year. Harley-Davidson celebrated its 110th year in grand fashion with […]