October 2018

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Rust never sleeps

Always good for a surprise are these parties arranged by the Malek Team. Here is the tank and engine of an eyecatcher.

rust never sleeps

Click into the picture for more. The quality of the photos is not perfect due to a low battery in the camera.

Rauchs Café and Bar


.....is 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.

Before you hit the coffin..

...you should check out this one! Click into the picture to learn more!


email to the author: wb(at)harleys.de

Picture of the month:

Georges Ironhead

George, a passionate sailor and motorcycle rider, owns this beautiful 1973
1000cc Ironhead.The bike is slightly tuned and delivers 80hp at the rear wheel. Unfortunately George did not have the chance to ride her lately. We hope,
that he will find some time to get this bike back on the road, roaming freely
across the Black forest, or around the Bodensee in Germany. Click into the
picture to see an enlargement.

The Outperformers

Back in 1972 Harley Davidson was still owned by AMF.  Nevertheless inside their 1972brochure they introduced the FXE 1200 with a wonderful pinstriping in red white and blue on black fenders. The bike became presentable, ready to ride it to the late show at your downtown theatre. It was called "The Midnight Express" and is extremely hard to find. This is the only picture, which I could google and it is taken from a reduction of the brochure. I hope I can acquire the original flyer to come up with a closer view.

The Outperformers

The Lightning strikes again

Troy Nicholson, owner of Lightning Cycle Works from

Troy Nicholson
Fort Worth will be attending the Galveston "Lone Star Rally" from November 1st to November 4th this fall. Be there, to meet one of the great customizers with the profound knowledge of Harley Davidsons and how to convert them into your individual ride.

Quote of the month:

"The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of the mountain, or in the petals of a flower."

Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values)

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Nice device

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!


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