Magazine Review Big Dog’s 2010 Ridgeback

As far back as I can recall, I remember people referring to me as a chubby kid. As I got older, those comments turned harsher, and I was called fat, especially by other children. So it’s no wonder that I have grown up to be thick skinned. Over the years, I have also gathered a […]

Red Shovel Holds Strong Sentiment

Long Island rider and builder Woody Pierre likes his custom Harley-Davidsons stripped down to the essentials. With a background in sport bikes, drag racing, and road racing, his focus when putting together a machine for the street is to keep it as light as possible with only the bare necessities required to make it go. […]

She Can Do It!

A Mother’s Legacy Shines Brightly by Stephen Long Photos by Rich Pitoniak This feature appeared in 2016’s American Iron Salute, which is available here. OK, so J. Howard Miller’s “We Can Do It!” poster of Rosie the Riveter might have had more to do with feminine participation in industrial war efforts, but the battlefield nurses stationed […]

Keino Cycles Custom Harley Motorcycle, Blazing Saddle

Sure, he’s got a last name (Sasaki). So does Madonna. And Bono. And Sting. And Cher. (Well, maybe not her). But who cares? If you’re reading this magazine and the name Keino doesn’t ring-a-ding-ding in your skull, then you probably shouldn’t be reading this magazine. Mr. Sasaki. No, that’s not right. Keino is known as […]

Sam’s Led Sled Custom Harley Sportster

If you think this little golden beast is absolutely stunning, you should have seen it before. Way before. “Yeah,” notes Pat Patterson, the guru behind Dayton, Ohio’s Led Sled Customs. “Most people bring us new or almost new bikes. In terms of how they usually look when they’re brought to us, yours was kind of […]

New life for a ’90s Softail

The ’90s were a great decade; music finally became good again, the American economy was booming, and garage floors were much cleaner and safer thanks to Harley-Davidson’s Evo engine not dripping a drop of oil. Speaking of Harleys, when it came to customizing, the theme of the decade was long, stretched Fat Bob gas tanks, […]

Win The Official Motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week 2018

YOU CAN WIN IT! The crew at American Iron Magazine teamed up with Chaos Cycle and used some of the best aftermarket parts to create the Official Motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week. Based on a great Harley DynaGlide, we upgraded the suspension, brakes, bodywork and more to craft one sweet looking and running street tracker […]

Official 2018 Daytona Bike Build: Saddlemen Eliminator Tracker Tail

Photos by Mark Velasquez/ Mark V. Classics From the get go Chaos Cycle’s George Stinsman had a vision for the 2018 Official Bike Week Motorcycle. He knew the stock 2010 Harley-Davidson Super Glide would make a sweet street tracker. Tracker-style motorcycles have been the rage the last few years, so why not make something rad […]

Official 2018 Daytona Bike Week Build: Twin Power Chain Conversion and BikeMaster 530 BMZR Chain

“Changing from belt to chain drive is a must for high load, high horsepower and racing applications,” stated Twin Power’s Brand Manager James Simonelli. Now we don’t want anyone to take the Chaos Cycle street tracker racing per se, but we’re hoping you at least load it up and romp on the clutch a time […]

Official 2018 Daytona Bike Week Build: Ridewright 40-Spoke Motorcycle Wheels

When it came time to decide what wheels we wanted to run on the Official Motorcycle of Bike Week 2018, the choice wasn’t that difficult. Ridewright makes some of the sharpest spoked wheels in the business. And we definitely wanted to run spokes on the custom Dyna street tracker. Sure, the stock 2010 Harley Super […]