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  • Cycle Showcase 2017 - St. Louis

    What comes to mind when you think, St. Louis? I always picture The Gateway Arch right away , and then I have heard the rumors from countless people about their amazing BBQ. You may have heard of a beer company called Budweiser, yeah they are there too. Well all those things are great but you know what is even cooler is St. Louis is home to a motorcycle and art show called Cycle Showcase, put together by the amazing Randy Noldge and extremely talented Shawn Long. Shawn Long is from Imperi Continue Reading »

  • Flat Out Friday 2017 Preview

    Here are a few images from tonight's intense and insane shenanigans that went down at Flat Friday 2017 held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwuakee Wisconsin. From crazy hooligan races to vintage bikes, and even some weird mini bike racing. There was something for everyone tonight, we even got a small taste of what it was like to be in the "Thunder Dome". Can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store with the Mama Tried Show. More photos to come from Flat out Friday. Flat Out Frida Continue Reading »

  • How To Install: Cycle Standard Blackbird Gas Tanks On A Harley-Davidson Sportster

    Today we are going to be installing a Cycle Standard Blackbird Slimline Gas Tank on a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster. Most of this information will work well for installation on 86 to 03 models as well. You can refer to our tech tip on how to install a Cole Foster Gas tank if you are installing a Blackbird Gas Tank on an 07 and up Sportster with EFI for help with the fuel filter module replacement. Blackbird gas tanks fit 86-03, 04-06, and 07 and up Sportster models. Blackbird Slimline Continue Reading »

  • Triumph 650 Clutch Inspection & Service

    So, you just dragged home a that crusty Triumph or Harley from some craigslist ad and you get her running. As you set out for your maiden voyage and you pull the clutch lever in, nothing happens and the bike dies. The likely answer to your problem is your clutch plates are stuck together from sitting in some Joe Schmo’s garage the past 10 plus years. Todd purchased a pretty raw 1970 Triumph 650 chopper at our last swap & meet and low and behold that same scenario happened to him. So we Continue Reading »

  • Custom Fitting a Lowbrow Tsunami Fender to a 1982-1993 Harley-Davidson Sportster

    Lowbrow Customs' Tsunami Fenders are made to bolt directly to your Harley-Davidson Sportster from 1994 - 2016. However, for those of you wishing to run a Tsunami Fender on your 1982 - 1993 H-D Sportster it can be done with just a little bit of effort. Some tools you will need to complete this simple fab job: scribe or fine sharpie / pencil, drill & drill bits, grinder with a cut-off wheel or a hacksaw and some sand paper. This 1993 Harley-Davidson Sportster with the modified Tsunami Continue Reading »

  • How To Install: Cole Foster Gas Tank On A Harley-Davidson Sportster

    Known for his minimalist approach to design and style, Salinas Boys own Cole Foster designed this low-slung gas tank to add some class to your custom Harley-Davidson Sportster. The Cole Foster Motorcycle Gas Tank fits 2007 & up Harley-Davidson Sportsters, which have Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI). It comes complete with a knurled aluminum vented gas cap, and uses your stock fuel pump and gas tank mounting hardware. With a capacity of approximately 3.25 gallons you will have plenty of g Continue Reading »

  • How To Install: Biltwell Mini Mufflers to Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes

    Biltwell Mini Mufflers slip fit over the open ends on 1-3/4-inch O.D. custom pipes to change the look and sound of the motorcycle exhaust system. A perforated steel baffle tube with fiberglass wrapping inside the Mini Muffler can be removed to change the exhaust note. Biltwell Mini Mufflers come in different 3 styles Javelin, Cannon and Stinger, with two color options, chrome and black. For this project we decided to install black Javelin Mini Mufflers onto our black Lowbrow Customs Sho Continue Reading »

  • How To Install: Gasbox Bolt-On Sissy Bar on a Harley-Davidson Sportster

    The Gasbox Chopper Bolt On Sissy Bar for 2004 & Up Sportsters is an easy bolt-on accessory that upgrades not only the style but function of your custom Sportster. This bolt-on kit allows you to mount a sissy bar to your stock swingarm Harley-Davidson motorcycle with no fabrication or welding experience. This install takes less than 10 minutes and you are back on the road with no more worrying about how to secure your gear or give your passenger something to lean against! This is only one Continue Reading »

  • How To Install: Custom Le Pera Seat on a Harley-Davidson Sportster

    The Le Pera Stubs Spoiler seat is an easy and stylish customization custom Sportster part that takes less than 2 minutes to install. Changing the seat on your Harley-Davidson is easy to do and will change the look and style of your bike as well as allowing you to customize it for riding comfort and use (one person versus two-up riding, cruising versus racing etc). This Le Pera is covered in the highest-grade black vinyl with color-contrasted pleats and is double-stitched with bonded polyes Continue Reading »

  • Motorcycle Tires: Understanding Tire Sizes and Codes

    To most people, the numbers and letters on the side of their tires are cryptic and indecipherable. This guide will help you understand the codes on the side of your motorcycle tires to be sure you know which tires you are currently using, and which others will fit your motorcycle.  Typical Tire Markings A- Tire widthB- Aspect Ratio. The smaller the number the lower profile of the tire. In metric this is a ratio between height and width. ex. A 170/80 means the width is 170mm, and the height wo Continue Reading »

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