Harley Boots

As I entered my second year riding Harley-Davidsons, I decided it was time to get a pair of H-D boots that I could wear while riding to work, hitting the clubs, or performing at my latest gig. (I sing and play guitar with a band.) A look through H-D’s footwear catalog gave me lots of […]

S&S Cycle Manifold Tool

I’ve been building stroked and big-bore V-twins since the mid-1970s. Back then, to get the correct-width manifold for your new creation, you had to just measure the cylinder height (from base gasket surface to head gasket surface) and send that info to S&S. Since the only heads available were reworked H-D ones, S&S would know […]

Tour Master Motorcycle Rain Gear

I’ll be the first to admit I’d prefer not to ride in the rain, but there are times when you just have to do it. And when that happens, you want to be wearing a rain suit that keeps the wet stuff where it belongs: outside! The other mandatory trait for a motorcycle rain suit […]

Icon Motorcycle Boots

Talk about a long-term test! I was asked to review a pair of boots two years ago, and I’ve finally got the word that the story is due. We’ve been through a lot, these boots and I; we’ve climbed mountains, tackled the badlands, and ridden from sea to shining sea. Ah, memories. But the important […]

Titan Bulldog Motorcycle Review

I know what you’re thinking: seen one motorcycle wheel chock, seen ’em all. Not true! While there are several models available, some have better features, which is the case with the all-new Titan Bulldog ($239). Made of steel, it weighs in at a hefty 33 pounds. The extra weight — plus the four large rubberized […]

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Knives

A wise man once told me “Always carry a knife.” Well, over the years, I’ve taken that to heart and carried a plethora of knives. But these days I usually carry one of the Harley-Davidson knives shown here. There are about a dozen different Harley-branded knives to choose from, and the two shown are the […]

Scorpion Leather Motorcycle Jacket and Pants

Scorpion started making women’s riding gear last year, part of its EXO clothing line. I tested the leather Elektra jacket and Haley pants. The thick cowhide leather jacket feels broken-in right off the rack. Even without the full-length liner zipped in, the jacket kept me warm on cool riding days. The medium jacket I tested […]

MDM Cycle Enclosures Harley Cover

A recent turn of events beyond my control has made it impossible for me to put a motorcycle, or anything else for that matter, in my garage. To address this potentially catastrophic problem, I called Don Skoldberg, general manager at MDM Products for some advice. Good move on my part, because Don’s company had an […]

TECHLINE Donny’s Technical Guide Book

There are two primary ways to become skilled at bike wrenching: go to tech school or learn on your own. The amount of available material is infinite, and it could take a lifetime to sort the good from the not so good, if you choose the latter route. Thankfully, however, there is one printed resource […]

K&L Bearing Packer Harley Tool

Ever pack a bearing by hand? It’s a messy pain in the butt. Why I did it for so many years I don’t know. Maybe it was because I was too cheap to buy a manual packer. Now that I’m older and much lazier, I don’t want to bother with that crap any longer. Or […]