Ballistic Cycles' hubless creation took the Baddest Bagger

74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Photo Gallery

STURGIS, S.D., AUG 4-10—Take one last look back at the 74th annual Sturgis Rally through NorCal Bureau... 
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Once in place, the new retainer and heavier spring will snap the kickstand into place the first time, every time

The Kicker: Keep it up

No Toil Industries For 2009-current Harley-Davidson Touring bikes only $79.95 plus $4.00 shipping Also... 
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“Tested in the Hills” is the Reading Standard slogan for this 1 of 1000 example of a 1919 Reading Standard owned by Bruce Linsday of Chagrin Falls, Ohio

15th annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit: Seldom seen cycles

Warren, Ohio, Jan. 9—For 15 years, antique motorcycles have spent winters at the Packard Museum. This... 
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There was a bevy of goods on display at the two-day show featuring all things motorcycle

37th annual Colorado Motorcycle Expo: Wintry outside, warm and welcome inside

Bill Hayes

Denver, Colo., Jan. 31–Feb. 1—OK, for one reason or another most of us have seen the Disney never-to-melt mega-monster, Frozen. It has heroes, princesses, ice castles,... read story

Snowball Express

Snowball Express IX: Guarding the innocents

Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 11–15—On the second Friday in December there was an unusual calm and desertion of select major highways in the Dallas/... Read more »

Biketoberfest 2014

Biketoberfest 2014: Clear sailin’

Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16–19—Although the 22nd annual Biketoberfest didn’t officially start until Thursday, October 16, a large uptick... Read more »

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch: The hits keep happening

Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 25–26—From the American debut of the cosmopolitan new XG500 and XG750 Street models in January to the surprise introduction... Read more »

Club members present a $5,816 check to Children’s Hospital representatives

4th annual It’s All About the Kids Motorcycle Ride: Wide eyes and whopping smiles

Minneapolis, Minn., July 19—It takes months and months of planning for fundraisers and usually, they are over in a matter of hours. But I’m... Read more »

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Editorially Speaking


Blue Dog Diaries: Future shock

How do you feel about electric motorcycles? And by “you” I mean current Harley riders and the legions of Milwaukee... Read more »

Robert Fila

Southern Rail: Safe keeping

Growing up as a kid, I led a sheltered life. Times were rough on occasion, but it was a simpler time. I don’t... Read more »

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The Kicker: Keep it up

The Kicker: Keep it up

“Rambler” Steve Austin

No Toil Industries For 2009-current Harley-Davidson Touring bikes only $79.95 plus $4.00 shipping Also sold through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited and... read story

Rush Full System Exhaust for Dynas: Beating the heat

Rush Racing Products #8131 Black 2:1 Full System ’91–’05 with 2.25″ baffles 3522B-R1R $649.95 In... Read more »

ColorRite Touch-Up Paint

ColorRite Touch-Up Paint: Color me red

A while back, I dropped my 2012 FLD Switchback. Without going into a lot of detail, let’s just say... Read more »

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What you see here is a portion of the “blueprints” of Harrison’s H3 chronometer… although neither blueprint nor chronometer were actual words when this thing was invented. That came later, along with the lightning-quick adoption of the thing you see in the lower right corner. It is the first caged roller bearing, consisting of four brass rollers and inner and outer races made of bronze.

Motorhead Memo: On a roll

“Get your bearings.” An interesting phrase on several levels. Typically, it means to figure out where you are,... Read more »


Spare Parts: Cheating the wind, or cheating the rider?

My first exposure to the word, or even concept, of a “fairing” was in the 70’s when Dad added a Bates bar-mounted... Read more »

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Regional Buzz


Two-Wheel Two-Step: August, 2014

On May 15–18, the Rally in the Crater was held in Mt. Enterprise. Staged in an actual crater that serves as... Read more »


The Shadow Knows: August, 2014

Have you heard about the Biker Ice Bucket Challenge? Members of my club, the Iron Knights MC, posted some hilarious... Read more »

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