By now, you’ve probably heard that Minnesota’s Polaris Industries, the builder of Victory Motorcycles, has bought the newest incarnation (launched in 2006) of Indian Motorcycle from Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, which are both UK private equity firms. Indian Motorcycle has been manufacturing in North Carolina, but, according to the conference call regarding the […]
When I’m looking to rebuild and/or upgrade a vintage engine — namely a Shovel, Pan, Knuckle, Ironhead Sportster, or flathead — I go to a shop that’s expert at that type of motor. And though I’ve rebuilt many of these engines when I had my shop back in the day, I want someone with more […]
As I reported last month, in response to the almost 1,000 reader surveys, letters, and e-mails we’ve received, we’re making some changes to American Iron Magazine. This time around, I want to let you know about two new features that start with this issue, as well as bid farewell to a columnist who has been […]
TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Forgive me for stating the obvious, but one of the best parts of this job is the road trips! As I type this it’s the last day in July and I’m jamming to get this issue finished. I’ve got to get it out to the printer and the next […]
In my last column, I wrote about my hectic travel schedule for the V-Twin show, the shoots for our upcoming newsstand special American Iron Garage, and Daytona Bike Week. And though that 38-day period is not typical of my travel itinerary, I’m on the road often to shoot and write various technical articles at different […]
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 […]
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.
It’s true what they say, Daytona Bike Week really is the beginning of the motorcycle season. In Connecticut, we’re starting to get some sunny 50 degree days here and there, and yesterday was one of them. While running my usual Sunday morning errands I saw around 20 bikes rumble by on the other side of the […]
Motorcycle Bagger Harley magazine Launch Party and Bike Show
March is right around the corner, and that means the annual Daytona Beach Bike Week party is almost here. This event is fun every year, but we want this one to be something special. In conjunction with celebrating our 22nd birthday here at American Iron Magazine, we’re expanding our most popular special issue magazine ever — American Iron Motorcycle Bagger — to a bimonthly publication in March.
Part III: Shifter springs, shifter forks & other shifty things – by Donny Petersen This month in American Iron Harley magazine we continue with an excerpt from Chapter IX of Donny’s Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson 1936-Present, Volume III. (Some content has been altered to fit AIM’s style and format.) The five-speed transmission shifter shaft […]