Harley Magazine Review Sabertooth V-8 Motorcycle

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Like to blend in with the masses? Are you the type that shuns attention? Then don’t buy this bike! As I told you in my coverage of the Virginia Beach Bike Classic and Myrtle Beach last year, I blasted down the East Coast to both events on this Ford V-8-powered beastie. I had so much […]

S&S Cycle Manifold Tool

An excellent tool to help you get the correct manifold

I’ve been building stroked and big-bore V-twins since the mid-1970s. Back then, to get the correct-width manifold for your new creation, you had to just measure the cylinder height (from base gasket surface to head gasket surface) and send that info to S&S. Since the only heads available were reworked H-D ones, S&S would know […]

Working Mans Special Motorcycle

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I don’t know what your Daytona trip was like, but mine was a blast! Though most of what happened I can’t put into a family magazine, I can tell you about this cool little bobber I got to run around on all week. Built by the Sucker Punch Sally’s (SPS) crew in Phoenix, the Working […]

K&L Bearing Packer Harley Tool

K&L Bearing Packer

Ever pack a bearing by hand? It’s a messy pain in the butt. Why I did it for so many years I don’t know. Maybe it was because I was too cheap to buy a manual packer. Now that I’m older and much lazier, I don’t want to bother with that crap any longer. Or […]

Gator Skins Cold Weather Riding Gear

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Like a salmon going back to its breeding grounds, every year I ride from the frozen Northeast or Dallas to Daytona, Florida, for Bike Week. If I’m riding down the coast, I have to be hermetically sealed in gear and wearing electric gloves, vest, and socks to keep from freezing my butt off, since the […]

Motorcycle Nightrider XiED For Harley

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Got a 2007 or later O2 sensor-equipped bike? Is it running hot or pinging? A couple of these little gizmos may be all you need to fix the glitch. And all you need to install them yourself are some basic hand tools and a few wire-ties, no dyno time or downloads needed. Each Xtreme in-Line […]

K&N HARLEY AIR CLEANER: 1-HR TECH

11  The stock outer cleaner cover and insert, minus the rubber gasket, gets reinstalled using the stock bolts, some blue Loctite, and a 3/16" Allen. He torques the bolts to 36-60 in-lbs. AIM

Everyone knows K&N makes air filter elements that pass more air than the stock H-D ones do, which means more horsepower. But did you know that it also makes great air cleaner housings? Case in point is the made-in-the-US chrome beauty we bolt onto a rubber-mounted Sportster in the accompanying photos. Named simply the #RK-3929 […]

Helmet Accessories – How To Secure Your Motorcycle Helmet

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If you’ve ever met me at an event, you may have noticed that I travel light. By that I mean no chains, pins, rings, etc. Heck, I don’t even like loose change in my pockets. With a mindset like that, the last thing I want to haul around with me is a helmet! But what […]

Motorcycle Review Pitbull

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Back in 1998, I tested the then-new Pitbull from Big Dog. That machine was a bare-bones bike, sporting the only hardtail in Big Dog’s lineup. I loved it! I also froze my butt off riding it around Connecticut since it was late February. I rode this 2010 Pitbull at the same time of the year, […]

$1,500 HOP-UP FOR HARLEY TWIN CAMS

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The owner of this 2009 CVO 110″ wanted the same things as thousands of other Twin Cam owners, be they 88s, 96s, 103s, or 110s: a better exhaust note, smoother idle, no popping on deceleration, better off-the-line power, and, you guessed it, more power across the board, not only at a high rpm. That’s a […]