When looking at photographs of old Harley-Davidson motorcycles (I’m talking the teens or older), you’ve probably noticed that a lot of them have a cylinder mounted to the frame or handlebars, about the size of a kitchen fire extinguisher. You may have even thought that this was a fire extinguisher, but it is actually just […]
While my engine was off being rebuilt, I directed my attention to building a three speed transmission. Over their 7 year production run, the V-series used three different transmission cases as well as three different gearing configurations. The cases are fairly easy to tell apart, the main difference being how the primary is mounted. […]
If you look back to the beginning of Elvis’ career, you can follow his rise to stardom through the motorcycle he was riding at the time. At 20 years old, Elvis signed his first recording contract with Sun Records. Although he wasn’t given much of an advance, he made enough money to purchase a […]
It doesn’t get much more American than this: Hollywood, Captain America and Harley-Davidson. On March 13, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) agents rolled up to the red carpet of the “Tinseltown” premiere of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on the backs of H-D bikes.
When the Batman TV series premiered in 1966, Batman and Robin were fighting crime from a 1965 Electra-Glide with attached sidecar. It was basically a stock machine with customized windscreens added to give it the “right look”. 1965 was the last year of the Panhead engine and the first year that electric starters came stock […]