15 search results for "harley davidson"

FrankenHarley

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For about a month now, I have been trying – like Dr. Frankenstein – to breath life into something inert: The cobbled-together corpse of what was – once – a 1980 Harley Davidson Sportster. The derelict ironhead had been been left outside like a yard gnome for about four years. Its owner – my neighbor’s son –…

Harley Facing Hard Times….

Harley-Davidson Inc.’s main ad agency for more than three decades has dropped the struggling motorcycle maker in favor of new business. This is not a good sign. Ad agency Carmichael Lynch, a unit of Interpublic Group, said many factors went into the decision, including the fact that the Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker has slashed its marketing…

Nevada Heroes Get it All Wrong

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Highway Patrol Error Results In Hellish Roadside Experience For Classic Car Owner A string of errors on the part of troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol resulted in a humiliating and frightening experience last year for a couple from Washington cruising down the highway in their classic 1962 Chevy Impala. Now, the couple, Robin and…

Bitch of a Switch

This right here is a bitch of a switch to find. It came out of my right side hand controls on my 1996 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Edition.  I have it rigged up to my spot light circuit. Here is the manufacturer website: http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/switches/sealed/dc.htm I’m still waiting to here back from them. I’ve taken…

2012 New Truck/SUV Preview, Highlights & Predictions

The 2012 model year is almost here – and could mark a turning point away from traditional (truck-based) SUVs, at least as far as mass-market vehicles. The redesigned Ford Explorer, for openers, is the first-ever Explorer to be built on a light-duty, car-based platform. It also no longer even offers a V-8 engine – and…

Baker OD6 Transmission Install

I’ve had my ‘96 Harley Davidson Electra Glide for over three years now. It came with a mild cam, S&S Super E carburetor and Screaming Eagle ignition. I’ve installed an oil cooler, a wide open exhaust and put larger primary jets in the carburetor. The bike has plenty of power and loads of torque, but…

The One Year Wonder (And Why)

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When it was new, the ’83 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate seemed like a sure-bet winner. The basically identical GL500 had been successful for several years prior and before the GL, there had been the CX – the first of the series to use the transverse “twisted” 80 degree pushrod V-twin, which was (being a Honda)…

Thinking About a Motorcycle or Scooter?

Cars are expensive – to buy and to operate. But bikes (and scooters) are inexpensive to buy and keep up. Most of them get much better gas mileage (50-plus MPGs)  than the best hybrid or diesel-powered cars, too. And you can park them almost anywhere a bicycle would fit – so they’re ideal for city…

2011 New Bikes Preview

Most of the country can only think about riding right now, but the days are getting longer and the snow and cold can’t last forever – even if it feels like it will. Here’s some soup for the soul in the form of a first look at some of the new bikes on deck for…