Spooky Skeleton Paint Jobs

Happy Halloween! If you’ve been feeling a little ghoulish lately, there’s little wonder why. In keeping with the spirit today, and to satiate your macabre tastes, check out these skeleton-themed paint jobs. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on netvibes […]

Lost Boys Bike

2001 Harley-Davidson XR750 By Dain Gingerelli Peter Pan lives! And he rides a Harley-Davidson XR750 flat track racer–on the street. But what else would you expect from the leader of the Lost Boys? By hook or by crook, he plays by his own rules. And Peter Pan’s first rule clearly states: “Make up the rules […]

A Harley Salesman Customizes His Own Harley

By Steven Blackburn Photos By Corey Brooks/DaBrooksOhana Photography Harley’s H-D1 Bike Builder is a pretty handy tool. This online program lets you deck out your ride with all the goodies you want from the Genuine Parts & Accessories catalog (as long as they fall within your budget, of course) so your Harley isn’t embarrassingly bone […]

Fabbing Out The Differences

By Steven Blackburn • Photos By Elliot Qu This was definitely not going to be Kyle Miller’s first bike build. He’d already customized his fair share of motorcycles on the floor of his 20’ x 25’ two-car garage—and quite recently, too, so his technique was far from rusty by the time he started this 883 […]

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, […]