Last year Dave Roper approached me at American Iron Magazine with an idea of riding a 1911 Indian motorcycle racerbike at this year’s Isle of Man to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the one and only time an American motorcycle won the famed Isle of Man races.
After ignoring my 1949 Harley Panhead bobber (with dual Linkert carbs) for more than two years after the top to bottom engine rebuild I am getting it back on the road. This is a bike I built almost ten years ago and featured in the pages of American Itron Magazine. In addition to the usual break in issues – especially with the modern crappy gasoline, I have to overcome a number of other challenges.
We are growing our family of Harley magazine titles. Some of our supporters have been reading American Iron Magazine since it was launched in 1989. We at TAM Communications bought the near death American Iron Magazine in 1991.
The American Iron Magazine team has published a new magazine called American Iron Garage that goes on sale today. It is an all tech issue with lots of step-by-step install articles for Harley riders. And it has a large catalog from J&P Cycles including over $3,000 of special discounts in this issue.
I use this simple but effective exercise in my cross-strength training program. It’s the first in a series of four exercises I incorporate into a single workout. Called warehouse training by some, the tire flip is one of many functional exercises that prepares your entire body for everyday demands by developing overall strength and conditioning. […]
By the time I get back from Daytona Bike Week I will have been traveling for 25 out of 38 days with three days off! In fact, I’m writing this while sitting in yet another hotel room. My latest series of road trips started on February 4 with a four-day jaunt to the V-Twin Expo […]
So what’s your story? My first motorcycle ride was on the back of a beautiful old Norton Commando. I was a high-school kid when a college student I worked with during the summer vacation offered to give me a ride on the backseat. I was nervous about throwing my leg over the bike and hanging […]
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Indian Motorcycles. The business was acquired from Indian Motorcycle Limited (“IML”), a company advised by Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, U.K. Private Equity firms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Ever wonder what kind of motorcycle Erik Buell built in the very beginning? Well, as a Harley factory suspension and chassis engineer AND ex-roadracer, Erik first built a roadracer powered by a dual carb XR1000 Sportster engine. Here, thanks to our friends at Bike EXIF, is a brief write up and some cool photos of one of Erik’s first Harley-powered motorcycles – the Buell RR1000R.
American Iron Garage not included in subscriptions for American Iron Magazine and will be sold in most stores that sell American Iron Magazine and/or Motorcycle Bagger. As the name implies, this new test issue is aimed at the do-it-yourselfer – from first time novice to experienced tinkerer. We will show you, step-by-step, how to buy a used Harley and install a number of popular bolt-on items ranging from exhaust systems to fairings, brakes and more.