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What the world needs now is…. not this.

The Hypercharger -ah yes. It’s a well known and recognized bolt on H-D accessory that was gestated in the 1990’s – and widely mocked by most everyone I know. It was reminiscent of a JC Whitney part that belonged on a VW, … Continue reading

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Shoplight: Pop’s Garage Fab

I met and got to know Nick, the builder and proprietor of Pop’s Garage Fab (PGF) though three different. but yet all related people: Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studio, Satya Kraus and the OG himself. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Daytona BikeWeek 2017.

Daytona Beach – BikeWeek – a tradition worth supporting or one worth abandoning? I was reminded by a flurry of Daytona/BikeWeek stuff percolating online that the storied event is coming up quick. Cyril Huze mentions it (http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2017/03/08/2017-bike-week-custom-baggers-indian-demos-displays-giveways/) and I’ve seen … 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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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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the state of 45dgree in 1000 words

So, you’ve probably noticed, 45dgree is kind of freewheeling…coasting.. the question begs – what’s the story? When I launched 45dgree some years ago its mission was clear: it was a photo site I decided to have more control over my … 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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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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the First Ward by Stephen Berner

see the Kitchen Sink feature here “Buffalo’s First Ward is an area on the south side of Buffalo that was settled by the Irish in the 1820′s. The area developed into an industrial center in the late 1800′s after the … Continue reading

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Writing For The Rest Of Us… by Mark Bellusci

The ability to express yourself with the written word is critical, especially in the digital universe.  45dgree is always on the hunt for new contributors and talent and we regularly (here) hear  “I can’t write”, p’shaw we say and so … Continue reading

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Abandoned America: Winsted Furniture Company by Stephen Berner

Visited a new scary place. Lots to show and share. …Found this beauty of a building and a location on a two-wheeled adventure with my friend John. I promised myself to come back with gear in hand, it looked juicy.  And … Continue reading

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Abandoned America: Pleasure Island.1 by Stephen Berner

So, I like investigating and recording the state of all sorts of sites, from industrial wastelands to residential oddities. Finding these locations is tricky and getting images of them is often even trickier. I was told about Pleasure Beach, a … Continue reading

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Arlin’s Dream Bonneville Salt Flats Racer pt2 by Steve Kelly Photography

 The Bonneville Salt Flats of the western Great Salt Lake Desert were formed through the evaporation of the Pleistocene-era Lake Bonneville.  The salt flats are actually the bed of that once massive lake which rivalled in size to the present … Continue reading

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Leather: not boring!

Leather work can take on some pretty cool characteristics if you want….

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Shadetree Fabrications “Bad Penny”

How and where do you draw the line on a custom build?  Does one go all out and ‘reinvent the wheel’ so to speak?  Do you take a perfectly good running bike, strip it to the core and rearrange it? 

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CAMSHAFTS, WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW THEY WORK, pt2

By Steve “Posie” Pfaff It is pretty safe bet to say that everyone has their own opinion of what camshaft dynamics should be used for a particular engines style and function … kind of like cooks in a kitchen …

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