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The Typhoon Fin Wallet w/ Chain & Clasp from steveb leatherworks

The Typhoon is a Fin wallet with a great, bold, strong Polynesian influenced design carved as decoration. Some of my wallets come “pre-partnered” up with a chain – – and the Typhoon is one of those. As usual per my … Continue reading

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Making Tools by Alan Kraus/ Kraus Motor Company

I am often in need of special tools that are not available in the marketplace, or when they are, come from unreliable sources and have very poor specs. Recently I have been tooling up our CNC milling machine with quick … Continue reading

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RIVCO: delivering a horn that honks

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My Street Glide’s stock OEM horn had finally given up the ghost for good. What had at least passed for a lame flock of ducks had deteriorated into the bleating of a lone ewe then finally a frog and then … Continue reading

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Dream Ride – Let’s Go Trippin’! by Kustom Jeff Dailey

Do you have a trip that you’ve always wanted to take and are always looking for info about? Is there that one road you want to ride from one end to the other? Some people are fortunate enough to be … Continue reading

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Custom Design Studio: on cleanliness

I’m Kirk Taylor and my shop, Custom Design Studios, has been in business since 1988. We started by satisfying the needs of the motorcycle community because there weren’t many good, reliable painters in this area. Now, by way of background, … Continue reading

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Tank fabrication @ Eastern Fabrications. Pt2

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Previously, we made a wooden buck for building our tank, now the fun begins. Select the material you want to use for the tank. Options commonly include steel, aluminum, and copper. Selection depends partially on your skill level. If you … Continue reading

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Gas tank fabrication at Eastern Fabrications: Part 1

Shaping your tank, making your buck/ Part 1

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Proper Gasket Installation – the James Gasket way

Gasket Installation Techniques and Considerations In these tough economic times, many riders are choosing to service their bikes at home rather than take them to their local shop or dealership. This can be a way to save a few bucks … Continue reading

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Rockstar by Steve Kelly Photography

Russell Mitchell and his Exile crew first met the Rockstar Energy Drink guys during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, back in 2005.  They immediately hit it off, and enjoyed a combined weeklong reign of terror in the notoriously raucous, Full Throttle … Continue reading

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Leo Speed Shop: FLOR DE LA MUERTE (FLOWER OF DEATH) by Stephen Berner

I’ve stated before that finding great bikes is no mean feat and without help from our fans, colleagues in the business and the talented builders we feature, the job would be much harder. Case in point, if  bike finding activities … Continue reading

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Daddy-O’s Boomerang 1952 Harley-Davidson Model K by Stephen Berner

Seems that notable machines and interesting oldsters generally have back story’s – and this machine and it’s owner are no exception as both are historically notable and somewhat long in the tooth. The current owner of this 1952 Model K, … Continue reading

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NYC_45dgree_POTD

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six NYC images for your Sunday……

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pitter pat @45dgree_ POTD

This machine makes my heart go pitter pat….

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Monster by Steve Kelly Photography

V8 powered motorcycles are nowhere near as uncommon as they used to be, there have been many mild to wild rides built by speed demon bikers over recent years.  British bike builder, Nick Argyle’s Rapom V8 is unquestionably the most … Continue reading

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Caveman Cycles Dyna by Stephen Berner

When Chris Rose of Caveman Custom Cycles bought this 1998 Dyna Low Rider back in 2006, his original intention was to clean up the bike, make some mild modifications, repaint it and put it up for sale at his shop … Continue reading

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Indian Summer by Steve Kelly Photography

 The Indian Chief was produced from the 1920’s up until the Springfield factory ceased production in 1953.  It is undoubtedly a motorcycle that well represents the type of design that was popular in America at the time, and you could … Continue reading

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