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Motorcycle Features: Bikes, Blokes, Culture and Beyond
In this section you’ll find motorcycle-related feature articles including biographies, technical endeavors, historical spotlights and other articles that focus on interesting aspects of motorcycling culture. If it’s not news or a road test, gear, rally, blog or tour article, you’ll find it here!

Big Dog, Harley-Davidson and Wild West; V-twin Manufacturing Spotlight


Rider Contributor
May 5, 2006

[Big Dog, Harley-Davidson and Wild West; V-twin Manufacturing Spotlight was originally published in American Rider magazine] From little quark-sized mom-and-pop shops that build one or two at a time; to small molecular-level construction shops that make one or two hundred a year; to medium-size solar-system... Read more »

Installing a Barnett Scorpion 3-Inch Belt Drive

Rider Contributor
January 24, 2006

by Scott Dalgleish photography by John Hyder The great thing about installing a belt primary drive is that it takes about the same time and effort as installing an OE chain drive. So if you’re interested in adding the look that sets the bike apart from the oil-bathed chain-driven stock Harley,... Read more »

Installing the Arlen Ness Big Sucker Air-Filter Kit

Rider Contributor
January 24, 2006

story and photography by Chris Sindoni There are many ways to improve the Sportster’s air filter: a bigger element in the stock housing; a new housing and element with the stock cover; or a whole new air-filter assembly. For those who want to get away from the “ham can” look of the... Read more »

The Nuts and Bolts of Torque: All about tightening fasteners.

Rider Magazine
November 15, 2005

Torque – the nuts-and-bolts kind – is important, but many of us don’t understand exactly why. We know things like fenders and spark plugs tend not to fall off or unscrew if we tighten them without the benefit of a torque wrench. Since this is the case, why are torque specifications... Read more »

Americade Rally 2005

We chowed down at the Harley barbecue before the rodeo.

Bill Stermer
November 1, 2005

Gather 40,000 riders in one area for a week-long rally, riding and eating and attending events, and it’s tough to summarize the experience. However, I’m a tough guy and am going to give it a try. Americade, the annual touring event held early each June around Lake George in upstate New York, has... Read more »

ANPAC Motorcycle Jamboree 2004

Forty percent of the heavyweight drill teams were aboard Honda Gold Wings.

June 1, 2005

The ANPAC Motorcycle Jubilee was formerly known as the Ozark Motorcycle Jubilee and was held in Springfield, Missouri. A couple of major changes took place in 2004. Insurance giant ANPAC signed on as the corporate title sponsor of the event. The Jubilee also moved to its new, long-term home in Nashville,... Read more »

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