Winter Motorcycle Repairs

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Here in the northeast, wintertime is when you tackle big projects, or ones that take a lot of time to complete, since the weather is not exactly the best for a motorcycle ride. Things like paint jobs, chroming, powdercoating, engine builds, and major chassis modifications require many steps and […]

Garage Season And Daytona Madness

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Is it just me, or is february the most challenging month for most motorcycle riders? Daytona Bike Week is still a month away. By now most of us Northerners have parked our bikes for the winter, and we’re itching to get back on the road. I know I am. […]

WIN THIS HARLEY! Dennis Kirk Sweepstakes Update

  American Iron Garage and Dennis Kirk have teamed up to give away this Fat Boy. There’s a reason all of these pawn shop, storage container, and barn picker shows are flooding the television airwaves. People love other people’s stuff. Antiques Roadshow has been doing this schtick for years. We are not free of such covetousness, […]

Help Wanted

EDITOR’S COLUMN by Steve Lita I’ve been fortunate enough to meet lots of great folks who work in the magazine industry. And not just the motorcycle magazine arena; my various paths have crossed with those of travel magazine pros, automotive and truck enthusiast mag writers, digital and webzine geeks, and even music biz journos. I […]

Tech Shoots and Road Time

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor I enjoy visiting various shops around the country. It gives me the opportunity to talk with many different mechanics I’m writing this just a few days before Thanksgiving, and about 10 days late. The rest of the issue has already been shipped, working its way through the process that […]

Save Money And Have A Chance To Win A Harley

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher American Iron Magazine is committed to publishing 13 big issues again this year Many magazines these days are jacking up their prices while cutting back on their product. We’re holding at 13 issues a year, publishing big, informative magazines, and reducing your costs. We all want to see motorcycling […]

AIM Expo

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Everyone has heard of Biketoberfest, which happens in Daytona during mid-October. But how many of you know about the new trade/consumer show that’s held at the same time in nearby Orlando? Now in its third year, this show is growing into a must-do event. The first two days, Thursday […]

Goodbye, Old Friend

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I had no idea what it would lead to when, in 1974 and against my parents’ wishes, I bought my first motorcycle. As a broke college kid, I sold that bike a year later to help pay for a slightly newer and bigger one. That transaction led to buying […]

American Iron Wants To Publish Your Harley Photos

We at American Iron Magazine and our all-tech American Iron Garage want our readers to share your bikes, photos and stories with us and in our pages. We love to get and share your letters in our magazines, especially when you include good photos of you and your bike. Right now, our focus is on […]

Compression Ratios III

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Moderately boosting the compression, like going from 9:1 to 10:1 or 10.25:1, shouldn’t run you afoul of engine knock in a big way. However, a high-compression engine can be unforgiving and difficult to tune, especially a Twin Cam, if you go past 10.5:1. Even stock H-D engines have bouts […]