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15
Jan

Ironhorse Motorcycles

Ironhorse Motorcycles

Three cool looking iron horse motorcycles in San Diego’s East County.

Kevin is one guy who really likes horses . . . Not only real horses, but Ironhorses as well!

The Ironhorse motorcycle that you’re looking at on the opening screen of the above video, is a Legend model. This particular one has a 2008 Texas Chopper tank on it. If you look closely you’ll see some of the differences between the Texas Chopper, the second motorcycle in, and the Legend the first motorcycle in the foreground. First of all, look at the swinging arm on the rear wheel and you can see that the Legend is an A-frame style and on the Texas Chopper has a straight bar that goes back to the wheel. Read more »

11
Jan

Victory motorcycles come to the end

Victory motorcycles – The End

Victory motorcycle

Victory motorcycle

Press Release Highlights from — Polaris Industries Inc

* Polaris Industries to wind down Victory motorcycles operations strengthening its position in the powersports industry

* Does not affect any other polaris business units

* “remains committed to maintaining its presence in Spirit Lake, Iowa”

* One-time costs associated with supporting Victory dealers in selling their remaining inventory will be recorded in 2017 income statement

* Competitive pressures of a challenging motorcycle market have increased headwinds for Victory brand

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Read more »

10
Jan

Counter-steering on a motorcycle

Counter-steering on a motorcycle

Consequences of not understanding Counter-steering on a motorcycle


In short, turn the handlebars left to go right, and turn the handlebars right to go left. This principle holds true at speeds from about 15 or 20 mph and higher, and is true of all motorcycles.
Don’t believe it? Watch the video. And then go out to a safe area with no traffic, and try it yourself.

Practicing counter-steering so that it becomes second nature can SAVE YOUR LIFE! Understand and practice it! Read more »

3
Jan

American Ironhorse motorcycle

American Ironhorse motorcycle

A few San Diego California American Ironhorse motorcycles meet up with some real horses!

This video shows two American Ironhorse Texas Choppers and one American Ironhorse Legend motorcycle.

The red Texas Chopper is a 2007, my copper color Texas Chopper is a 2006 and the third American Ironhorse  motorcycle in this video is a 2007 Legend model. the Texas Chopper was the flagship of the American Ironhorse motorcycle line. It was extremely popular because it had a classic rigid frame chopper look and yet it was actually a soft tail motorcycle. The Texas Choppers came with three S&S engine choices: the 111, the 117 and the huge 124 V-twin engines. Read more »

30
Dec

Happy Chopper New Year

Happy Chopper New Year

Happy Chopper New YearOne of the true joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to thank you and wish you the very best for the New Year.

I truly appreciate your contributions to the success of this custom motorcycle site.

May you and your family enjoy a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Bob, Judi,Jared,Oakley &Annie

 

 

Happy Chopper New Year

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27
Dec

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

All this Knucklehead needed was a little TLC, a little gas and two kicks.

Speaking of “character” in a motorcycle, the thing I like best about this video is listening to the lovely throb from that knucklehead engine, either at idle or at speed. I wonder what levels of vibration the rider felt, especially at freeway speeds? Makes me wish HD still manufactured a comfortable, durable, good-cruising 61ci knucklehead. Read more »

22
Dec

Motorcycle Girls

Motorcycle Girls

EICMA is the largest international motorcycle show. When you have good looking motorcycles, naturally the young men who dominate the shows always like to see the hot models that the motorcycle manufacturers higher to attract attention  to their new bikes.

Yes, just like day and night, peanut butter and jelly, good looking babes and motorcycles just always go together! I’ve been around a long time, and been to a lot of Hot Rod and motorcycle shows and can’t remember one that didn’t have good looking gals.  Let’s face it, sex sells! Okay, let’s exclude the Viagra commercials on TV, I bet that well over 80% or so of the other commercials have some underlying  sex beauty component. Read more »

12
Dec

Motorcycles Custom, Radical

Motorcycles Custom, Radical

It’s always nice to look at some very cool looking motorcycles. Personally, there’s no disputing that these are some very custom radical  motorcycles, but, I wonder how many of them are truly practical to ride?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

A custom motorcycle is a motorcycle with stylistic and/or structural changes to the ‘standard’ mass-produced machine offered by major manufacturers. Custom motorcycles might be unique, or built in limited quantities. While individual motorcyclists have altered the appearance of their machines since the very first days of motorcycling, the first individualized motorcycles specifically labeled ‘Custom’ appeared in the late 1950s, around the same time as the term was applied to custom cars. In the 1960s, custom artisans like Arlen Ness and Ben Hardy created new styles of custom bikes, the chopper. Read more »

2
Dec

Maserati Powered Motorcycle

Maserati Powered Motorcycle – Lazareth LM847

LM847 LAZARETH is a pendulum bike with 4 wheels, powered by a V8 Maserati of 470 horses.

She tilts through design and a specific kinematics of independent suspension.

Braking is provided by two brackets 8 pistons on perimeter records of 420 mm in diameter. A detail, the brake levers are reversed to improve ergonomics and accuracy in braking. The mechanism is inside the handlebar. Read more »

1
Dec

American Ironhorse Motorcycle

American Ironhorse Motorcycle Ride

San Diego East County motorcycle ride,  Mount Laguna, Sunrise Highway.

Eric’s bike featured in this video, is a 2004 American Iron horse Texas Chopper with the 111 in.³ S&S engine. This motorcycle was given to him by his dad who was the original owner of the bike. Eric rode this bike across country from Florida to San Diego California.

American iron horse produced a number of different motorcycle models, their top-of-the-line flagship model was the Texas Chopper. In my personal opinion the Texas chopper and the Big Dtheog K-9 model are two of the best factory built chopper motorcycles ever! Read more »