Old Harleys are precious
collectors items. They are sought after like never
before. The old style padlock at the lower end of
the headset, and the easy to manipulate ignition
switch is not a big deal for an interested thief.
Both they are not tamper-proof. If you are
just over to warm your preferred peaches, and have
to park your sled outside on the street, there is
a solution. It is unobtrusive (without the red
key) but effective. Press the red key towards the
bike, turn it to the right, and remove it. The main
power cable will be
interrupted, the bike
will not start. Some folks call
it immobilizer. This is not true though, as
long there is a truck and some accomplices around.
But it may help!
The favourite tank painting
Harley riders are known for their exceptional
taste, when it comes down to the paintwork
on the tanks or fenders of their beloved
bikes. This one was found on a 1996 Fatboy
in Northern Germany. From fantasy creatures
to complete historical
scenes, skulls, and figures
from comic books.
out, they are all over the web. You might find an inspiration how to change the looks of your own
|Picture of the month:
A view into the engine
surgery room of 45s Forever, the most
famous Harley repair and customizing shop in the Bay Area, located on Berryessa Road in San
Jose, California, just off
the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay (more below). All photos can be viewed in
their original size.
|Who is riding our shit?
A good question to ask.
Ray, the very old shop owner of 45s
has the answer: " Those folks, who want
true reliability, they have their ride
done by us." He is proud, that none of his
customers came back with a complaint
during his career. For more than 40 years
he runs this business together with his
son Roman and his brother George. One of
beloved sons, "Bad Ass
||Good luck Ray with
there is anybody out there, who needs to have
some work done on his sled, or wants to have a
chat with an exceptionally skilled mechanic,
and fabulous Harley fellow, go visit him. But
don't forget to bring a couple of beers.
|was killed a couple of
years ago in a road accident while
riding on the Freeway 101. He was one of
those rare guys, who could gain expertise through
his own hands-on experience in virtually
no time. On the occasion of his
birthday, a commemoration will be held.
He always will be remembered with
gratitude and appreciation.
Ray has a special wish: one
day he wants to escape from his work,
and travel with his early
Shovel across Spain,
the country of his ancestors .
140 miles north of the Harley Davidson
factory in Wisconsin, you will find Brian's
shop. Brian sells primarily Harley-Davidson
motorcycles, which can be damaged due to a
falling branch of a tree, or an accident.
Thus these bikes are inexpensive and Brian
will tell you, what do you have to do, to
fix it. Import duties and taxes can be saved
and you finally end up with a sound ride for
the price you can afford. Brian ships
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and almost complete overview of the
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unforgettable adventure was the trip from La
Ceiba, Honduras across Guatemala and Belize
with Maya-Tours. Whoever
has the chance, go for it!! You won't be
Bob from Louisville, Kentucky gave me
this picture of his '77 Ironhead.
The bike obviously does not have the adequate
space, nor the necessary attention yet. We strongly hope, that
Bob turns his baby into a beauty soon. We encourage him
by recommending a website with beautifully
restored ironheads: http://www.harley-ironhead.com/
is a proud sponsor
of the View Society which
supports underprivileged children
in Thailand. And you should too, as the
new invoices for the upcoming school term are
almost due. Every single donor will have
constant access to the accounting online, and will
exactly know how the money is being spent. The society is recognized by
the government of Germany. Donations are tax
deductible. Tell us, do
you have barbwire in your pockets?
Rauchs Café and Bar
the place for the those guys, who can't leave their
bike home and even ride in steady drizzle. Sure they
know what to expect at Rauchs Café: the best coffee
in the town of Bremen, Germany.
Most motorcycle problems are
caused by the nut that connects the handlebars
to the seat"