Harley-Davidson Motorcycles – A Company in Decline?
The problems facing Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
The main problem with Harley-Davidson comes down to cost. They are just too damn expensive!
The motorcycle cruiser market is in the same place the car market was back in the day . . . import cars were cheap but viewed as low standard and inferior to American vehicles…nobody viewed them as a threat. Then the big three got complacent and stopped innovating making crap lemons while charging top dollar. Then imports quietly crept up improving, quality, power,looks and reliability and surpassed them. Then American cars were viewed as inferior. They are making a comeback slowly.
I see Harley Davidson going throught the exact same thing.These import cruisers are serious contenders. Harley-Davidson still has the name but consumers are getting smarter. Other import brands catch loyal customers a lot younger. Read more
San Diego Motorcycle Crash and Burn
This is a real motorcycle crash and burn on the freeway. This motorcycle accident happened while going north on Highway 805 just before the 805 and 15 split, at about 9:30 AM.
The story is if you watch my shadow I lean left to move over lanes because the VW Golf is going about 40-45 MPH and without using his indicator he starts to move over as well. So I lean right to get back into my lane, but the guy does the same thing. I let go of my throttle and all I could do is slam my brakes and hope for best. SKIP TO 2:20 in the video if you just want to see the crash. Read more
S&S T143 Motor
This engine has massive torque right off idle. If you are used to a stock bike it can get out of control.
This is a BIG motor with all the extra care and feeding that goes with it. Not something you’d want to ride in a parade or down Main St. during the Sturgis rally.
Here’s the official description of this motor from S&S: Read more
Born Free Motorcycle Rally 2017
“The” place for old and young from all over the world to ride in, see, and talk about old iron for one day. Born-Free 9 brought together tens of thousands of eager spectators and participants as well as over 150 vendors and sponsors, live music!
The Born-Free Motorcycle Show held at the Oak Canyon Ranch. This California motorcycles show is about the love of old motorcycles and like-minded individuals having a good time together and enjoying these bikes of the past. Read more
Motorcycle repair San Diego – Big Dog – American Ironhorse – S&S engines
Check out Wild Steed Worx in Northern San Diego County in Valley Center California.
If you are a motorcycle owner who lives in San Diego County, well actually anyplace in Southern California, and wants to find the best place for motorcycle service and repair, you owe it to yourself, and your bike, to check out Wild Steed Worx in Valley Center, California.
Curtis, the owner of Wild Steed Worx & Services, is a long time Big Dog Motorcycle rider & mechanic. Read more
Happy Motorcycle 4th of July!
Next to old glory herself with fireworks in the sky, today, nothing personifies individual freedom like a motorcycle riding down an open highway!
Even with the popularity of motorcycle riding, actually, just a very small percentage of people will ever experience the feeling of cruising down a highway, riding through the mountains and past the open fields and small towns of our great country!
Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,”, “God Bless America,”, “America the Beautiful,” “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” “This Land Is Your Land,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and, regionally, “Yankee Doodle” in northeastern states and “Dixie” in southern states. Read more
S&S Motorcycle Motor – The best motorcycle motor?
Curtis is the owner of Wild Steed Worx & Services http://www.wildsteedworx.com/
Wild Steed Worx & Services is located in Valley Center in the northern part of San Diego County California.
For both American Ironhorse motorcycles and Big Dog motorcycles the motor of choice was the S&S motor. The American Ironhorse motorcycles came standard with the S&S 111 ci motor and offered upgrades to the 117ci or the 124ci motors. Big Dog motorcycles used the 117ci S&S motor.
Currently, S&S manufactures the largest standard V-twin motorcycle engine. This new engine is 143 in.³and produces 165 hp at 155 torque! The S&S manufacturing plant is located in Viola, Wisconsin 54664, their website is: https://www.sscycle.com Read more
Sons Of Anarchy Motorcycles
Loud , yes .fast , not so much. Harley must be so proud that every bike used by the cast was a Harley-Davison!
I was actually very disappointed in the SAMCRO bikes. The Mexicans in the show, now they rode real outlaw bikes. Where were the pans and shovels? Not everyone likes the new school bikes I certainly prefer shovels myself. Most of the Sons bikes looked the same with those silly risers and drag bars. Where were the straight pipes? Not a single true hardtail in the bunch. These were Hollywood actors bikes not outlaw bikes. Real bikers like to work on their own shit not have to find a computer when something goes wrong. Oh, and for those of you who didn’t notice Jax was riding 2 different bikes they claimed was Johns knuckle…..one had a front brake the other did not.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, which aired from 2008 to 2014. It follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California’s Central Valley. The show stars Charlie Hunnam as Jackson “Jax” Teller, initially the vice president, who begins questioning the club and himself. Brotherhood, loyalty and redemption are constant themes. Read more
How a motorcycle transmission works
See how a motorcycle transmission works using an open fixture and small electric motor. You’ll see a motorcycle transmission shifting and changing gear ratios
After you watched our moving transmission. You will have a better understanding about how a motorcycle transmission works.
This is a constant mesh transmission. What it means is that the gears are always in mesh. They don’t slide in and out like a synchromesh this is constants.
What happens is we use dogs here. These are gear dogs, they slide in and out of accompanying gears. To engage the driven shaft, to the out put shaft.
The clutch basket turns here, so that when the engine is moving, it’s actually moving this shaft right here, it forces the power through, and depending on what gear set we have we will have a power ratio determined by the drive gear and the driven gear. Read more