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 […]

American Iron Video: 1948 Harley Panhead First Start In Years

Buzz Kanter is prepping his 1948 Panhead to lead the vintage section of American Iron Magazine’s Honor Ride sponsored by GEICO. Buzz spent weeks working on the old Pan and decided to videotape it’s first start in well over 4 years. The results are pretty smokey but darn impressive. Join the AIM crew on this […]

Team American Iron Motorcycle Cannonball & 1936 Harley VLH

Buzz Kanter, of American Iron Magazine, and his 1936 VLH classic Harley flathead motorcycle that he plans to ride cross country on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball.

Harley Magazine Editors At Local NY Motorcycle Events

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor A couple of Saturdays ago I rode down to Brooklyn to spend a few hours at the Indian Larry block party, run by Bobby and Elisa Seeger. I rarely get to local events, but when I do I really enjoy my time there. One reason is that I get […]

Lucky Harley Rider & We Respond To Harley Magazine Readers

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Summer 2012 was looking to be one of my  favorites ever. I felt like the luckiest guy I knew as everything motorcycle related in my life was going from good to better for me. Early in the year, my friend Al offered me a great deal on a rare and wonderful 1929 JDH two-cam Harley. […]

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, […]