Headwinds LED Bulb Install on Harley Road King (Intro)

By Chris Maida / Photos by Elayne Maida This simple headlight bulb swap will greatly increase your ability to see the road and any road hazards while riding at night I love simple upgrades! being able to make a simple parts swap to fix a problem or weak area of performance on a bike is […]

Harley Softail Slim Engine Guard & Soft Lowers Install (Intro)

By Steve Lita/Photos by Tricia Szulewski Adding some Softail Slim protectors We were fortunate enough to get our hands on a brand-new 2016 Softail Slim S this year, and we just couldn’t leave well enough alone. The Slim has a nostalgic look and feel with its wire spoke wheels and Hollywood handlebar. And since our […]

Blinging Out a Fat Boy: H-D 6-Spoke Rear Wheel & Pulley Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida Part I: Installing a new chrome Harley-Davidson 6-spoke rear wheel and pulley, with a new H-D polished rotor and Shinko 150/80-16” rear tire Want to add some instant flash to your bike? Bolt on a nice set of custom wheels! When I had my bike shop, back in the day, guys would […]

Yelvington USA Mechanical Reverse Pulley for Harley Tourers Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida/Photos by Chris Maida How many times have you found yourself struggling to back your Harley Touring bike out of a corner, parking spot, or wherever? Sucks, doesn’t it? Well, the crew at Yelvington has a simple and easy way to end that hassle forever. And it has nothing to do with altering […]

Arlen Ness Billet Sucker Stage I Air Cleaner Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida/Photos by Chelsea Maida We gained 9 hp with this air cleaner kit and a Dynojet Power Vision tuner! Who wouldn’t like to get more power and a big improvement in his bike’s looks with one upgrade? The Arlen Ness Billet Sucker Stage I air cleaner kit for 1999-2013 Twin Cam engines gives […]

TECH: Rekluse EXP Auto-Clutch Install (Intro)

Captions by Chris Maida / Photos by Chelsea Maida Breeze through traffic without pulling the clutch lever I got to spend some riding time with aim ad sales representative Ken McCurdy at the 75th Sturgis rally this past summer. If you were there, or even read about it, you have an idea of the crowding […]

Tech – Love Jugs Install (Intro)

Intro by Tyler Greenblatt/Photos by Chelsea Maida The first time I heard of Love Jugs I thought it was the title of a porn movie. Okay, so maybe I shouldn’t have told you that. But what I should definitely tell you is that a set of Love Jugs fans provide extreme cooling power directly to […]

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TECH: Progressive Suspension 944 Ultra Tour Shocks (Intro)

Captions and photos by Chris Maida Our 2005 Electra Glide had already received 1-inch lower than stock Progressive Suspension monotubes, so this go-round we’re installing 1-inch shorter rear shocks to keep the bike’s stance, and, therefore, its rake and trail, the same as stock. We took our 2005 Electra Glide over to Bayside Harley-Davidson in […]

American Iron Magazine 5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Harley, Indian or Victory Today

Here are 5 simple things from the team at American Iron Magazine you can do today to your Harley, Indian or Victory motorcycle to make it better.