2016 Progressive Long Beach IMS in Photos

The first 2016-17 Progressive International Motorcycle Show of the season kicked off with a flurry, manufacturer reps shooting rapid-fire bullet points like circus barkers to a throng of local and international media Friday morning. Special guests added to the moto-pageantry that is the IMS, Indian Motorcycle flexing its new Indian Wrecking Crew muscles by bringing […]

AirFX USA Rear Air Suspension System Install (Intro)

By Chris Maida Revamping the rear of a 2002 Electra Glide In this part of our ongoing series on reworking a 2002 Electra Glide, we’re going to finish the AirFX front and rear air suspension system install we started two issues ago. In that article, we showed you how to bolt on a set of […]

2016 Harley XL1200CX Roadster Review

CX in the city, a roadster for the road  –  by Dain Gingerelli  According to Harley-Davidson’s promotional literature the new XL1200CX Roadster is aimed dead-square at young riders, often termed Millennials. But tell that to the older guy — think Baby Boomer—who cast an envious eye on the Roadster, with its Velocity Red Sunglo paint […]

Water vs Oil Cooled Heads: Caption Correction for American Iron Magazine Issue 343

To err is human, to forgive divine – Alexander Pope While each issue of American Iron Magazine goes through a rigorous editing process, sometimes things slip through the cracks unnoticed until after the fact. Such was the case with the captions on Donny Peterson’s well-written article about Harley’s new Milwaukee-Eight Engine. The typo occurred on […]

Toasted Buns: Corbin Heated Classic Solo Saddle Install (Intro)

By Tricia Szulewski I can already see your raised eyebrow and skeptical expression. I’ve already dodged the sarcastic comments from my co-worker when I unpacked the new Corbin heated classic black leather solo saddle (#HD-FXD-FB-8-S-E, $355.80) that I’d be installing on my Dyna Fat Bob. Like I told him, if you’ve never ridden a bike […]

Headwinds LED Bulb Install on Harley Road King (Intro)

By Chris Maida / Photos by Elayne Maida This simple headlight bulb swap will greatly increase your ability to see the road and any road hazards while riding at night I love simple upgrades! being able to make a simple parts swap to fix a problem or weak area of performance on a bike is […]

1931 Harley V Model Bobber

By Jim Babchak / Photos by Buzz Kanter The future of old bikes belongs to young bucks There’s growing concern among today’s aging vintage motorcycle enthusiasts regarding the next generation of owners of old bikes. The circle of life has put the baby boomer generation next in line for that big flea market in the […]

Harley Softail Slim Engine Guard & Soft Lowers Install (Intro)

By Steve Lita/Photos by Tricia Szulewski Adding some Softail Slim protectors We were fortunate enough to get our hands on a brand-new 2016 Softail Slim S this year, and we just couldn’t leave well enough alone. The Slim has a nostalgic look and feel with its wire spoke wheels and Hollywood handlebar. And since our […]

“Racer X” – Rick Petko’s Sons of Speed Board Tracker Preview

What do you get when you combine 100-year-old motorcycle design with a 21st century craftsman? A board tracker called “Racer X.” The motorcycle in question was built by Rick Petko, a gifted bike builder, fabricator, and painter. While his talents were showcased to a national audience during his tenure with Orange County Choppers, these days […]

TV Two Cam – 1929 Harley JDH on History Channel’s American Restoration

Text by Dale Walksler Photos by Jim Dohms I have always liked a challenge, and this is a great one — a worn out 87-year-old bike and only 45 days to rebuild it in front of a TV audience. To be seen on History Channel’s American Restoration, this is a behind the scenes look at […]