Classic 1936 Harley VLH Motorcycle Cannonball Bike

How much do you know about a 1936 Harley flathead motorcycle? A short walk around with Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine for his 1936 Harley VLH motorcycle during a brief stop while breaking in the recently rebuilt engine. Less than 2 months before the start of the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball ride – 4,200 miles […]

Old Dog, New Tricks?

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher My first time on the track in many years, and I blow up the 1937 Indian Sport Scout racer! After running strong for several laps, I could feel it losing power going out of the bowl and up over the hill in top gear. Rather than risk damage, I eased […]

Don’t Try This At Home

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I’ve long been fascinated by the mechanical workings of old machinery. As a kid, I remember taking apart a broken watch to try to fix it. It never did run again, but I was drawn to all the fine gears, springs, and tiny moving parts. That attraction has never […]

Riding In Manila

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor As you’ll see on page 70, I went to the Philippines for a vacation last March. While there I went diving and rode a Harley around the island of Luzon for a couple of days with Emerson Raymundo, the sales and marketing manager of Harley-Davidson of Manila, and Mark […]

Support A Local Charity Ride

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Now that the warm weather has (finally!) arrived throughout the country, there are numerous charity rides happening in every state. Thankfully, motorcyclists are great supporters of these rides, which are an excellent way to spend a Sunday riding while also helping out a person, family, or organization in need. […]

Laconia Rally News: Team American Iron To Race Classic Handshift Indian Motorcycle

Buzz Kanter, of Team American Iron, kickstarting his 1937 Indian Sport Scout racer.

If you are planning on attending the Laconia Rally in June you might consider swinging by the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to check out the classic motorcycle racing Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, 2014.

April Fools’ Issue

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor As many of our readers know, we now publish 13 issues of American Iron a year, which is why we had to go to a numbering system instead of months to identify each issue. But though we no longer have an issue called April, our last issue, #309, hit […]

Simple Basic Maintenance

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher We choose where we live, and, as motor­cyclists, we adapt to our circumstances. I’m a lifelong New Englander, which can be a blessing or a challenge depending on the season. And now that we’ve made it through to another spring, I can admit that this past winter was one […]

Made In America

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I have just returned from Daytona Bike Week as I write this column. I was so thankful to be in the warm sunshine and on two wheels — a wonderful break from the terrible ice and frigid weather we’ve endured over this past winter. On my first day in Daytona […]

Motorcycle Auction Action & Kickstart Classic

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS,  by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I’ve just returned from the annual motorcycle auctions in Las Vegas, and my head is spinning from all the amazing motorcycles and record-breaking prices. I was quite impressed with the levels of knowledge of participants. Some were world-class experts, and others didn’t seem to have a clue. I saw […]