TECHLINE Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Transmissions

Part III: Shifter springs, shifter forks & other shifty things – by Donny Petersen This month in American Iron Harley magazine we continue with an excerpt from Chapter IX of Donny’s Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson 1936-Present, Volume III.  (Some content has been altered to fit AIM’s style and format.) The five-speed transmission shifter shaft […]

American Iron Magazine, Motorcycle Bagger Harley

We have been so busy over the last year or so putting together this magazine and our new American Iron Motorcycle Bagger that we forgot to ask you what it is you most look forward to seeing in our pages. Sorry about that. You’ll find a new reader survey on page 93 (or click here […]

Motorcycles in Florida for Daytona

Today’s my first day back in the office after taking a couple days off to go to Florida. I flew in on Wednesday, and drove back Saturday morning and most of Sunday. I should probably preface this post by saying I don’t go to Daytona for Bike Week. Someone’s got to put out American Iron Magazine when Buzz, […]

An American Motorcycle Sportbike

I was browsing our Harley forum today and came across a post about Motus Motorcycles, an American motorcycle company, producing an experimental V4-powered sportbike. I always wondered why there wasn’t more direct competition with Japanese and Italian sportbike manufacturers from here in the United States. Buell managed to hang in there for a long time, but unfortunately is now a part […]

New Harley Baggers Magazine

Our new Motorcycle Bagger will feature the same high quality editorial, art and printing as American Iron Magazine with reivews, tech and installs plus tours and great places to ride your Harley baggers to.

Harley Riders Improve American Iron Magazine

After more than twenty years of publication, we think American Iron Magazine is good magazine for Harley riders. More people buy American Iron Magazine than any other Harley magazine in the world. But we also know there are always ways to make it even better. So every year we ask our readers to tell us what you think about what we print every month.

Another Sunday Morning Motorcycle Ride?

This past Sunday morning, my riding partner and neighbor, Dean, rode over on his trusty 1959 Panhead. He wanted to show me his recently purchased, correct, and original bubble bags. The sun had just come up and the temperature was climbing out of the high 30s. I was bundled up for the cold when I fired up my trusty old 1931 Indian 101 Scout. While it had been more than a month since I had last rode this old Indian, it is a bike I have ridden a lot over the years and is one of my favorites.

Motorcycle Checkpoints

Profiling thinly concealed under the label of safety – by Chris Maida As we get closer to spring, motorcyclists — like me —in the northern parts of the country, are looking forward to the promise of another great riding season. However, in many states, particularly New York, motorcyclists also face the unpleasant prospect of profiling […]

Harley Four-speed Transmissions

Locking setups, chain vs belt, and other comparisions – by Donny Petersen This month we have an excerpt From Chapter IX of Donny’s Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley-Davidson 1936-Present, Volume III.  (Some content has been altered to fit American Iron Magazine’s style and format.) The locking methodology for the transmission sprocket or pulley evolved over […]