Winter Love? Motorcycle Maintenance And Seasonal Bike Prep


SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher

Yeah, you know she’s a looker. and wherever you go with her, she turns heads. Do I need to remind you never to take her for granted? She has real needs, and if you don’t meet those needs, there is a good chance she’ll have to go to someone else for satisfaction.

So when’s the last time you spent any real garage time with your bike? At the end of the last riding season did you push it to the back of the garage and maybe eventually throw a bed sheet over her? Or did you clean, wax, and prep her for the winter hibernation?

I admit it. Like many busy riders, my typical end of riding season prep routine is lacking. Some of my friends wash, wax, and detail their bikes from top to bottom every month. As much as I admire their handiwork and beautiful, shiny machines, I’ve never been like my friends. More typical for me is a quick wipe down and, perhaps, an annual wax and buff session. Regardless of my lackluster cosmetic regimen, I take the mechanical issues seriously. I maintain the batteries and keep them properly charged year-round. I make sure the engine oil is fresh and the tires are pumped up. I also add some fuel conditioner to the gas tank when parked for any time.

As the temperatures drop outside, and the snow levels climb, I look forward to cranking up the heat and the radio in my garage and shutting off my cellphone. I roll the first bike up onto my lift, strap it down, and take my time inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting it from top to bottom and front to back. Sometimes it takes less than an hour, and other times most of a day to do one bike. I own several great old motorcycles. So, if the weather and road conditions are not rider friendly this process can keep me busy for much of the winter season.

Whatever your plans, if you park your bike for more than a few weeks you will be a lot happier in the long run spending some time with it now — even if you’re not a great mechanic. At least clean, dry, and wax your bike, and plug a charger into the battery every couple of weeks. If not, when the weather turns, she might need to go to someone else (like a local Harley mechanic) for satisfaction.

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Ride safe, ride smart, have fun.


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Harley News; Official Motorcycle of Sturgis & Harley Main Street Plaza

Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis, S.D., are setting their sights on the future – far into the future. In the spirit of this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the company and city officials are finalizing an agreement covering the next 75 years making Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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“Harley-Davidson riders have attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for decades. This new agreement will help fuel many more years of freedom, independence and rebellion for this iconic gathering,” said Matt Levatich, president and chief operating officer at Harley-Davidson.

“Riding is a passion passed down through generations, so it’s important we celebrate the legacy and history of Harley-Davidson in Sturgis, while helping creating new memories.”

As part of the agreement, a permanent plaza will be built on Main Street in Sturgis that will include a stage for events, concerts and even weddings. The year-round location, which will be completed in time for this year’s 75th rally, will be the official Harley-Davidson destination for riders and fans alike.

“For decades, Harley-Davidson has been the motorcycle of choice for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally fans and a great partner to the City of Sturgis,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen. “Today it gives me great pleasure to solidify its importance by making it the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.”

To ensure the new multi-purpose space builds on the legacy of the brand and is pure Harley-Davidson, the plaza will integrate bricks from the company’s Milwaukee headquarters, a building that once housed the company’s factory dating back more than 100 years.

During a news conference at the company’s headquarters, Harley-Davidson announced the planned agreement, which has an initial term and renewals running through 2090. To unveil the deal, Harley-Davidson removed a brick from the historic front entrance using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street® 750 motorcycle. That brick, alongside one from the Harley-Davidson Museum, and 73 bricks from the headquarters’ famous motorcycle-only parking area will be delivered to Sturgis on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Whether riders are trapped inside for the winter or riding south toward warmer weather, now is the perfect time to plan a trip to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The party starts Aug. 1, 2015, and for those who’ve had Sturgis on a bucket list, this might just be the year to attend.

New Bike Review – 2014 H-D FXDC Super Glide Custom

SuperGlide1One of The Motor Company’s longest-standing models

By Dain Gingerelli, photos by Riles & Nelson


So there I was, thinking, “The Super Glide has been a member of the Harley family for quite some time now.”

Let’s switch now from my deep, mind-blowing, metaphysical thought process to facts: it was back in 1971 when Willie G advised the rest of The Motor Company’s crew that it might be a pretty good idea if the guys in the shop stripped down an FL to create what amounted to a sportier Big Twin model. He even suggested removing the fat FL fork, with its bulky tin covers, and replacing that assembly with — gasp! — the spindly front end from a Sportster. And to further balance the styling equation, he suggested pirating the XL’s ungainly and unorthodox, yet stylishly flamboyant, boat-tail seat/rear fender section from the previous year, grafting it onto the bastardized FL chassis as well.

“We’ll call the new bike the FX,” reasoned Willie and the boys. Their reasoning was logical, too, because the bike was essentially half FL and half XL: F from FL and X from XL. Somebody in marketing even suggested a special and exclusive moniker, which begat the Super Glide label.SG 3-4 rearThe 1971 FX Super Glide’s 74″ Shovelhead engine was kickstart-only, too; it wouldn’t sprout its electric leg until 1974 with the introduction of the FXE, a model that outsold the FX by about two to one. Within several years few, if any, Harley customers wanted a kicker Big Twin at all. Not many FX customers were enamored with that boat-tail fender section, either, and by 1973 a more contemporary, wafer-thin banana seat atop a conventional rear fender brought the FX’s styling closer to what people expected a motorcycle to look like during those halcyon days when nobody flinched if you walked into the room sporting hip-hugger bellbottoms, and a spastically colorful, psychedelic shirt with love beads, platform shoes, and an afro.

Forty-three years later, I can happily report that clothing fashion has changed, and the FX line remains anchored by the FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom. But what many enthusiasts fail to appreciate is that the styling of today’s Super Glide Custom closely parallels the lines of the FX that Harley offered exactly 40 years ago. Locate a photo of that ’70s bike and compare it to this 2014 FXDC, and you’ll see the family resemblance, right down to the form-flow seat, staggered exhausts, and laced-spoke wheels. But the similarity ends there, because today’s Super Glide customers are treated to a bike that is, literally and figuratively, decades beyond the original FX and FXE.

“At the $13,199, the FXDC costs less than any other Big Twin model in H-D’s lineup.”

Besides the optional antilock braking system (ABS) and chromed, aluminum, laced-spoke wheels as equipped on our test bike, customers can order the latest Super Glide with Harley’s Smart Security System with hands-free fob or with solid or two-tone colors (all offered, of course, for additional pricing on top of the FXDC’s $13,199 base MSRP). The really big news this year, however, is the 103″ Twin Cam engine that comes standard on the 2014 Super Glide Custom. For the past couple of years, the FXDC and FXDB Street Bob were the only two Big Twin models to retain the TC 96 while the rest of the fleet was blessed with the newer TC 103. Although the 96″ engine proved adequate for propelling either of the two lighter-weight Dyna models down the highway, the 103″ certainly made a difference in how much quicker our 2014 FXDC performed over previous Super Glide Customs we’ve ridden during the past few years.

SG cockpitThe Dyna’s TC 103 checks in with slightly more torque than the TC 96. At 3000 rpm, the 103 belts out 98.8 ft-lbs. (9.6:1 compression ratio) over the 96’s 94 ft-lbs. (9.2:1), giving the 2014 model expectedly better passing power. In our March 2012 review of the FXDC, our test bike accelerated from 60 to 80 mph (fifth gear) in five seconds flat, while our 2014 did the same sprint in 4.2 seconds. A similar spread occurred in the second gear roll-on from 20 to 50 mph, with the 2012 model consuming four seconds on the stopwatch while the 103-powered 2014 took 3.1 seconds.

Otherwise, the Dyna Super Glide Custom remains unchanged for 2014. That means the 648-pound bike takes about 30′ to come to a complete stop from 30 mph, and fuel consumption of 40-plus mpg (Harley claims 43 mpg) will let you cover more than 200 miles after you top off the 5-gallon gas tank with fuel. The stacked and staggered mufflers emit a mellow, yet deep, sound, and the advertised 26.3″ seat height (with 180-pound rider) means that most FXDC riders will get both boots flat on the pavement at stops.

Even though the Custom has what equates to shortened suspension, there’s surprising cornering clearance when leaning the bike into turns. The ride is pleasant and rewarding over smooth road surfaces, but the suspension’s insufficient damping (especially rebound) gives way to the rear shocks bottoming over harsh bumps in the road. Suspension travel is advertised at 5″ front, 3.1″ rear, and the only adjustment is in the shocks’ spring preload settings.

SG ridingOverall, the 2014 FXDC maintains a tradition that blends straightforward styling cues with a no-nonsense mechanical package. The result is a motorcycle that delivers basic, yet efficient, performance under most conditions you’ll encounter on a public roadway, and the sum total might make you think twice about what kind of motorcycle you really need. And should you have second thoughts about whether or not this 1970s-style motorcycle is for you, just give the FXDC’s $13,199 price a second look. This bike costs less than any other Big Twin model in the lineup. That’s truly worth thinking about. AIM


This article originally appeared in American Iron Magazine issue # 314, published October 2014. To order a back issue of this or any other issue of American Iron Magazine, visit
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Harley-Davidson, UFC Hometown Throwdown III

ufc-hometownthrowdownHarley-Davidson has teamed up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for a contest that’s running through December 31.

Designated the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown III, the winner will not only play honorary host to both Harley-Davidson and UFC in his hometown but will be the grand marshal of a motorcycle parade through his stomping ground. This ride will lead both brands through a planned route that the victorious contender creates. The ride will end at the chosen battleground site for a UFC fight in the winner’s honor.

After the bloodbath, not only will there be a tailgate party with custom Harleys, live entertainment, and the Octagon Girls, but the hometown hero will get to plan how it all goes down at the celebration. The local champ can share the wealth, too, by going on a five-day, four-night trip with three other people to Las Vegas in March.While at Sin City, all four will train with UFC pro fighters at the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy where they’ll be cheered on by the Octagon Girls. The winning contestant gets to pick one customized 2015 Harley-Davidson Dark Custom to spice up his garage.

If you want to tear up your hometown and take on Sin City, explain why your city should be the next stop for the 2015 Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown extravaganza and how you would be the ultimate host. Take part in the throwdown by visiting

2015 H-D Road Glide Special – Preview

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On The Road Again

By Dain Gingerelli, photos by Pam Proctor


The collective sigh of relief emanating from South Dakota’s Black Hills last August was justified. The occasion marked the return of the Road Glide to Harley-Davidson’s lineup, and fans of the shark-nosed model were delighted to see the 2015 version rolling through the streets of Deadwood when Harley-Davidson unveiled the updated Touring bike.

Missing in action for 2014 when The Motor Company first unveiled its Project RUSHMORE collection of Touring models, the Road Glide returns with plenty of improvements for 2015, making this the best Road Glide yet. It includes all the major features found on the revamped 2014 Electra Glide platform. Fittingly, the reveal took place near Mt. Rushmore, located within the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. There are two 2015 models, the Road Glide (the base model, if you will, with a starting MSRP of $20,899 for Vivid Black) and the Road Glide Special (boasting additional features that boost MSRP to $23,199). I had the opportunity to spend the bulk of the Sturgis rally aboard the Special, and I can tell you that the model lives up to its name.

RoadGlide1First, a quick rundown of the RUSHMORE features shared by both: the 103″ engine received the High Output upgrades that boost torque to 104.7 ft-lbs. at 3250 rpm, and the chromed air cleaner cover, emblazoned with the 103 signature logo, shares the same new shape that marks all RUSHMORE models. The compression ratio is set at 9.7:1, and the rest of the powertrain retains the usual chain primary, Cruise Drive six-speed transmission, and belt final drive found on every new Big Twin. The fork now boasts the hefty 49mm fork legs and reinforced triple trees found on RUSHMORE models, and Brembo brakes — 300mm rotors pinched by two four-piston calipers up front and one in the rear — whoa the 849 pound (claimed wet weight) Road Glide. The Special also includes the RUSHMORE-bred Reflex Linked braking system with ABS as part of the package. Harley claims suspension travel for both models to be 4.6″ front and 2.1″ rear, the difference being that the Road Glide relies on air adjustability while the Special has the mechanically adjustable rear suspension for more precise damping and spring preload. The claimed seat height for both models is set at 27.8″ (unladen).

Naturally, too, both new Road Glides are equipped with the easy-open saddlebags. These lockable bags have slightly wider mouths for more convenient loading and unloading of gear, one-touch latches and a total capacity of 2.3 cubic feet. RoadGlide fairingTwo additional smaller, yet surprisingly spacious, storage bins with easy-open lids are found in the fairing, and that’s also where you’ll find many of the Road Glide’s other new features.

At a glance, the shark-nose fairing looks much like the wind cutter found on previous Road Glide models…


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Classic 1945 Harley-Davidson 45″ Flathead

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1945 Harley-Davidson 45″ Flathead

By Jim Babchak, photos by Don Kates


Harley-Davidson’s 45″ flatheads are one of the great mainstays of any antique motorcycle gathering, on any given weekend, in any part of our great country. That’s because these indestructible, rugged, and reliable motorcycles were made in great numbers, were easy to maintain, ran well even in the worst of tune, and represented a fun and inexpensive way to get into motorcycling. They are as revered today as they were 82 years ago when they joined the 1929 lineup in the form of the RL.

45 Flatheads run the gamut from stripped-down bobbers to fully restored hardtail springers, with Class C racers, and ham-and-eggs bikes thrown in as well. I particularly love the ham-and-eggs bikes, those great old machines that are built from parts that often carry a Servicar G model engine and reverse transmission slung into a two-wheeler frame. 45 consoleWhenever I see a 45″ machine, I smile, and because of the surplus parts made for the WWII effort (original spares are still available, and reproduction parts as well), these wonderful old machines will continue to run well into the next millennium and beyond!

Even with the large number of surviving 45s out there, seeing one restored to the level Dwight Weisz’s featured American Iron Classic is rare indeed. In fact, when I was forwarded the studio images of this pristine 1945 Harley, I was blown away by its level of detail and overall perfection. Dwight is the fourth owner of this machine and can trace its ownership all the way back to the original owner who purchased and rode it around the Wilton, North Dakota, area back in the 1940s and ’50s. A friend of Dwight’s named Gary Bosch was the second owner, and during his tenure, the bike sat in a bike shop and was scavenged for parts. Circumstances forced him to sell it, and George Kulish was to become its third owner. Again, the bike languished with no movement toward its redemption. Now, apart and contained in four large cardboard boxes, it was again sold in 1990. Here, the story takes a great turn for the better, although not right away.

Dwight obtained the bike and was full of energy and enthusiasm, setting the goal of restoring the bike over the next two years. But, as you know, the best-laid plans can get waylaid as life intercedes. He describes the bike as looking like “the Scarecrow from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ just after the monkeys were done with him.” In 1994, a new home purchase meant the bike had a place to rest in the basement, and Dwight spent a lot of time researching and getting to know the machine. Parts were “collected and corrected” in preparation for its restoration. Bruce Palmer’s book How to Restore Your Harley-Davidson became a guidepost and work began in earnest in the late 1990s.

45 engine1Carl’s Cycle Supply in Aberdeen, North Dakota, rebuilt the motor to factory specs. Mike Rauser of Midway Harley-Davidson rebuilt the carburetor, transmission, and wheels and was a great help with his time and advice. Jim Grenz of Tempe, Arizona, painted the sheet metal, and, oh, what a beautiful job he did; although it was not without some pain and suffering! It seems Dwight obsessed over the color for two years, to the point that everyone was tired of hearing about it, but he finally made his decision, and it was all worthwhile as this key element really defines the bike. It is a Candy Metallic Green from House of Kolor offset against Ford Sea Foam Green panels. Leery at first of the Dead Man’s Curse (which states that any bike that is green will be lost in the background, and the rider run over and killed because of said lack of visibility), all now agree it is breathtaking and spot on.

All the black you see on the machine was done at the North Dakota State Penitentiary (gotta keep the boys busy!), and the chrome is by Brown’s Plating. Once all the parts were done, everything made its way back to Dwight’s home, and he began reassembling it all. 45 fenderThis painstaking process took months, and you can imagine the level of meticulous detail and caution it took to complete this undertaking. Dwight rewired the bike with an exact replica cloth wiring loom and harness, and every nut and bolt is as original.

The results speak for themselves, and again, I have not seen this level of restoration on a 45″ machine in a long time. The endgame was never to create a show bike, but only to “get it right.” That said, Dwight was talked into showing it. At its first outing at the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Show in Bismarck, North Dakota, it took four firsts: Best In Class, Peoples’ Choice, Judges Choice, and Best Paint. Wow! That’s a lot of firsts! Word got around, and soon Dwight was invited to all the shows in the surrounding states.

The bike is ridden occasionally and runs as good as it looks, but the vision is for it to be passed down through many generations of Weiszes in the future. AIM

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This article appeared in the March 2012 issue of American Iron Magazine. To order a back issue, visit

Garage-Girls Ultimate Makeover Contest Winner

ubm-2014-mainCongrats to Chris Gibbany for winning the Garage-Girls’ 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover contest! Chris competed for the grand prize along with 84 other contestants by writing a 600-word essay describing why she needs a Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover.

In Chris’ winning entry, she emphasized the various ways she has been “hunkering down” in life, a daily methodology so that she can put herself through school and provide herself with all the things she needed most. While she clocks plenty of miles on her Harley’s odometer, before the contest, Chris didn’t own a riding jacket. With the makeover, Chris received a ton more than just a jacket.

She’ll also be getting matching gloves and a helmet from Roland Sands Design and J&P Cycles, a revamped wardrobe full of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a cleaning kit from Wizards Products, a case of synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, clothing from Hijinx Apparel, a set of Avon tires, and a Mustang Motorcycle seat.

Read all about Chris’ big win by heading over to

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More American-Made Motorcycles Hitting The Market


SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher

Halloween is right around the corner, but looking at the latest issue of American Iron Magazine, I don’t feel we have a trick or treat deal going on. I can’t think of any specific trick in the motorcycle world, but lots of treats.

Let’s start with the growing assortment of terrific American-made motorcycles hitting the market. Harley is still offering plenty of the traditional air-cooled, pushrod, V-twin motorcycles in all shapes and sizes, plus V-Rods, and the new Street 750 and 500. And who knows about the electric motorcycles The Motor Company has been teasing us with this year? Victory continues to expand its line of motorcycles to include three baggers, two all-out touring models, and four cruisers. Indian has added a top-of-the-line touring Roadmaster and an exciting new Scout to the three existing Chief models. And EBR (Erik Buell Racing) is also expanding its offerings to three models, including the new, lower-cost (under $17,000) 1190SX American street tearer.

So, what does all this mean to those of us who prefer to ride American motorcycle brands? Well, let’s start with the obvious: (1) competition is heating up here. And healthy competition benefits consumers with greater choices and improved products. (2) No matter what your style or tastes, there is something for everyone going into 2015. Entry-level Street 500 and 750, muscle cruisers like the Indian Scout, Victory Gunner, and Harley V-Rods, standards like the Harley Softail, Indian Chief, and Victory Hammer 8-Ball; racers include any of the EBR machines, or long-distance tourers like the Harley Ultra, Indian Roadmaster, or Victory Cross Country Tour (I still can’t get used to the Victory Vision’s adical look). Let’s not forget Harley Sportsters and Dynas, the other Indian Chiefs, and more.

So, even before you start pulling out the manufacturer and aftermarket parts catalogs to figure out how to personalize your new motorcycle, the choices are already a bit overwhelming. Even to the longtime rider/builder/customizer. My advice for people in the market for a new ride? Go to the dealer and look at the machines that catch your fancy. Sit on them in the showroom and see how they feel. Read all you can about the particular model and ask if you can take a test ride (some dealers encourage this).

I love a big sign I saw at one dealer that read “Your wife called and said it’s okay to buy it.”

I don’t know if the quality and quantity of new bike choices will ever get better. And if it does, you can always trade in or trade up. So what’s keeping you from pulling the trigger on a shiny new bike?

Florida Sunshine
October in New England can be dicey for us. It might be perfect riding weather or it might be terrible. It’s the same in most of the northern regions and Canada. So a great way to finish the traditional riding season is to aim your headlight south and roll your bike down to Florida. Why? Well, I can think of a couple excellent reasons (other than the terrific riding weather). They are Biketoberfest in sunny Daytona Beach, and the trade and consumer AIMExpo in nearby Orlando. Both run from October 16 to 19, and both are worth checking out.

Congrats To Mr. & Mrs. Walksler  
I’d like everyone to join me in congratulating my friend Matt Walksler (of Wheels Through Time and What’s In The Barn? fame) for convincing the lovely Hailey MacDonald, one of the greatest young ladies in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, to marry him.

Ride safe, ride smart, have fun.


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Harley-Davidson Pink Label Program Expands Fight Against Breast Cancer

Pink is more than a color to Harley-Davidson and its family of riders, dealers and enthusiasts. It’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer that nobody rides alone, on the road or through life.

With the momentum of having raised more than $1.3 million since its inception in 2010, the Harley-Davidson Pink Label program has expanded its reach with a third beneficiary: ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, joining existing partners National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) and Young Survival Coalition (YSC) to help empower and support those affected by breast cancer.

“The power of partnerships can change the world,” said Claudia Garber, director, market outreach, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “The Pink Label program is our year-round commitment to empower and support the courageous men and women who are affected by breast cancer. These are the people who inspire us to never let off the throttle.”

Each Pink Label program partner offers national reach and a distinct type of care:

ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis offers free peer-to-peer mentoring starting with a Helpline staffed by breast cancer survivors and partners with Walter Reed Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Center to train mentors.

NBCF National Breast Cancer Foundation provides help through early detection, education, and support services and offers the number one breast cancer app in iTunes, “Beyond the Shock.®”

YSC Young Survival Coalition focuses on serving the unique needs of women under the age of 40 who are facing breast cancer.

For 2015, Pink Label includes a broad collection of pink-themed items, led by the new Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket. Each item has the power to make a difference. Visit to learn more.

A few examples:

The new Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket (P/N 98090-15VW, starting at $340) is made from lightweight, washed goatskin leather with an allover waxy rub that delivers vintage styling.

The new Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket (P/N 98090-15VW, starting at $340) is made from
lightweight, washed goatskin leather with an allover waxy rub that delivers vintage styling.


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The new Pink Label Socks (P/N 99505-15VW, $15) are knee-length and available in two styles and colors.


The Pink Label Plaid Shirt (P/N 99139-15VW, starting at $55) features rhinestone-accented buttons and tabs and subtle embroidered graphics.

The Pink Label Plaid Shirt (P/N 99139-15VW, starting at $55) features rhinestone-accented buttons and tabs and subtle embroidered graphics.














About Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Harley-Davidson Motor Company producescustom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at

Additional information about Pink Label program beneficiaries is available at their web sites:

• ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis –

• National Breast Cancer Foundation –

• Young Survival Coalition –



Leatherworks Saddlebags for Softail Slim

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Leatherworks has saddlebags and mounting brackets for the Softail Slim. Installation does not require you to relocate the stock license plate and turn signals. A permanent mount, the bags come in various options with three choices that are stocker pipe friendly and five that work with lowered pipes. All of the bag models can be customized and come in a variety of colored leathers. Purchasing mounting brackets with the saddlebags add $100 to the base price. If there’s a detachable backrest on the bike, the additional brackets cost $85. The hardware is not sold separately. Info: Leatherworks Inc., 888/265-9650,