So you want to get a little more power from your Harley-Davidson Sportster, but you're not sure where to start. You've come to the right place. Here's some basic info on Stage 1 tuning your Harley-Davidson Sportster, the pros and cons, and the costs. We'll look at what it means to Stage 1 a motorcycle, what the required components are, how to do it, and what benefits you can expect.Read More »
I was somewhere around ten years old. My father had taken me to the auto show in Toronto. It was the late 90s. Neon was out. The Y2K fears were in. At the Metro Toronto Convention Center there was a ...Read More »
A look at the Harley-Davidson Iron and the history of the Harley-Davidson Sportster.Read More »
The last post on our Motorcycle Contortionists Photoshoot we heard from G who told us exactly what it meant to be contortionist, and how the shoot came to be. If you haven't seen the pics already, take a look. G's performed internationally including as far away prestigious events in Rome, Italy for the National Ballet of Milan. She and fellow performer Dani took their talents of flexibility and strength and got to work at bending on, around, and all over motorcycles.
One of Mark Gornik's motorcycles, a rigid framed Harley-Davidson Sportster based chopper was a centerpiece for our contortionists. Mark has been building hot rods and motorcycles since he was sixteen years old and was willing to let the girls put his steel to the test.
Hellcat Customs, a small, Arizona-based custom motorcycle builder is attempting to make history. Their passions include turbo-charging one-of-a-kind Sportsters and building custom sidecars. Now Hellcat Customs are blending the two — with the first-ever turbo-charged sidecar Sportster running a stock Harley engine on regular pump gas to attempt to set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.Read More »
A irritable old biker once told me that youth is wasted on the young. 22 years old is an exciting time in a man's life. He is full of vigor, prowess, and insatiable appetites. He is old enough to be witty and young enough to remember the end of his jokes. Likewise, he's often old enough to know better, and young enough not to care. The 22 year old male feels on top of the world.
It was at 22 years old I bought my first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. For a moment as brief as twilight, I was on top of the world. I miss that bike.
2003 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. As part of the centennial celebration the MoCo issued a year of special anniversary edition motorcycles. The legendary Sportster was one of them.Read More »
I came across someone who was restoring a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle he recently bought. He was doing an awesome job rebuilding it, but didn't know what model of Sportster it was.
It's important to know what Sportster model you have, examples: Low, 883R, SuperLow, Custom, Standard, Roadster, etc. While 95% of parts are interchangeable, getting the wrong Sportster parts for the others can result in different lengths at suspension and at the forks, the wrong tires, and more.
Standard Model, 50th Anniversary Edition
Introducing Adri's new girl: Project Alice. Think of the Milla Jovovich in the Resident Evil series, meets American McGee's Alice... Toto, we aren't in Kansas anymore and this baby's a long way from stock! Read More »