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 […]

My Facebook Page

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor Though I’ve had a Facebook page for a couple of years, I haven’t been there with any regularity. What I have been putting up, on those rare occasions, are photos from some of my motorcycle adventures that have also been featured as tours in American Iron. And while I’m still […]

#1 Reader Question

TAKING AIM by Chris Maida, Editor

TAKING AIM, by Chris Maida, Editor The one question i get most often from our readers is, “Do I have to use a fuel tuner if I install a new air cleaner or exhaust system?” If you have a pre- 2007 EFI machine, one that does not have oxygen (O2) sensors in the exhaust system, […]

Old Motorcycle Parts & Projects

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Junk or treasure? I guess it all depends on how you view it. For each of us, our view is defined by our personal perspectives and experiences. I unsuccessfully try to fight my deeply engrained tendency to accumulate stuff I find interesting. Some call it obsessive hoarding, I prefer to […]

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 […]

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 […]