USB power port install

Much as I like using old-fashioned paper maps, I must admit that simply punching an address into my phone does make things a lot quicker and easier when trying to find my way on my motorcycle. Of course, while a map is always ready to be used at a moment’s notice, my cell phone does […]

2020 Indian Motorcycle Scout Bobber Twenty Review

by Dain GingerelliPhotos By Dain Gingerelli and Barry Hathaway Without a doubt, the ground-breaking Challenger touring model represents Indian Motorcycle’s big news — both literally and figuratively speaking — this year. But 2020 also marks the centennial celebration of Indian’s legendary Scout. It was100 years ago, 1920, that the first Scout, powered by a 596cc […]

Custom Harley-Davidson WLA Covered in Stainless

By Harry Dubno • Photos by Mark Velazquez American V-twins seem to be a rite of passage for motorcycle builders. Look over your neighbor’s fence, and you might find a Harley project collecting dust or hibernating under a cover. We pour our hopes and dreams into these project bikes. It becomes the reason we save […]

JIMS ForceFlow cylinder head cooler

Keeping cool with JIMS ForceFlow cylinder head cooler. It literally forces the heat away from your engine by pushing high-velocity air through the cylinder fin pack in a wide flow pattern directed at the head gasket surface. Powered by a cooling fan that was designed to cool brakes in NASCAR, the JIMS ForceFlow can lower […]

Speakeasy builds a simple custom Harley Shovelhead

By Steven Wyman-Blackburn • Photos by Mark Velazquez You’ve got it seriously made when your career is literally wrenching Harleys all day, every day, day in, day out. However you want to describe it, we don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that every rider reading this mag would do practically anything […]

MagnaFlow Legacy Gen-X Motorcycle Exhaust

By Tyler Greenblatt When it comes to performance exhaust, MagnaFlow has been doing it for years on cars and trucks, but only fairly recently launched a line for Harley-Davidsons. Every manufacturer has a slightly different sound, and you can tell the throaty growl of a MagnaFlow system as soon as it hits your ears. MagnaFlow […]

Custom Harley-Davidson Rocker

By Wayne Scraba • Photos by Don Kates/Shooters Images Heavy-duty equipment mechanic Dan Krauleidis walked into his local Harley-Davidson dealership in late 2008 and rode away with a brand-spanking-new 2009 Rocker C. It was the first motorcycle Dan had ever owned. While a lot of other folks were turned off by the, ahem, unusual looks […]

Memories Don’t Last Forever

RIDE TO WORK by Steve Lita, Editor Immediately I recognized this shoebox was a gold mine of material… As you delve deeper into this issue, you’ll find a pleasant surprise toward the back. I’ll leave you in suspense on that for a moment. Last year was an anniversary year for American Iron Magazine. It was the […]

Riding Into a New Year

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher I need an epic tour or two, and to do more long weekend rides, something I didn’t manage to do enough last year I’d like to start the new year by welcoming everyone to 2020, and thanking you for supporting our efforts in print and online. No, print is […]

Breathing Easy With a K&N Motorcycle Air Filter

By Stephen Long • Photos by Matt Kopec When it comes to aftermarket air filters, you usually think of K&N. With technical renown the world over, K&N doesn’t only produce air filters but filters of all kinds (I currently run a K&N oil filter on my bike), and so for the first of many planned […]