Tagged: Custom Bike Builders

Building Your Own Motorcycle – The Yamaha XS650 Cult 0

Building Your Own Motorcycle – The Yamaha XS650 Cult

It’s just about time, at least here in the wilds of the Midwest, to put the bike away for the winter, and that means a bottle of Sta-Bil , stocking in a few quarts of cheap whiskey and selecting the right winter build project. If you happen to be a man like me with a […]

Harley Davidson Recall, Production Problems Plague Milwaukee Firm 0

Harley Davidson Recall, Production Problems Plague Milwaukee Firm

Harley-Davidson Inc announced that it would recall more than 300,000 motorcycles in the United States and worldwide for problems with a rear brake light switch which they say may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system and activate the brake lamp when no brake is applied. H-D told the National Highway and Transportation Safety […]

Harley-Davidson Back In the Game, Sales Up 5 Percent in Q1 0

Harley-Davidson Back In the Game, Sales Up 5 Percent in Q1

Investors Might Be Sweaty, But The Overall Numbers Tell the Tale Harley-Davidson Inc.’s highway to more efficient manufacturing might be a tad bumpier than expected, but the overall numbers point to good news. Share prices tumbled Tuesday as investors sweated disappointing profit margins and sales from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker. Those gloom-and-doom worries were largely […]

Inside the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superquadro Engine – The Technical Details Video 0

Inside the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superquadro Engine – The Technical Details Video

After leaking a series of pictures featuring disguised test examples of Ducati’s new superbike, the 1199 Panigale, the iconic maker of stylish Italian motorcycles has decided to give the mechanical geeks among us a treat with this video clip of the long-awaited motorcycle’s engine. Nice. It’s not so much that the video is some kind […]

He Didn’t Quite Make the Finish Line Himself, But Ken Burt’s Metal Work Did 0

He Didn’t Quite Make the Finish Line Himself, But Ken Burt’s Metal Work Did

Artist Ken Burt won’t be at ArtPrize 2011 to see his work receive the accolades it so richly deserves, but Burt’s work will be represented at the show. Burt’s ArtPrize piece, “Aluminum Spiral Vase,” is on display in Grand Rapids, MI at the Federal Square Building downtown. Sadly, the expert metalshaping artist from Dundas, Ontario, […]

The Anatomy of a Motorcycle – Headers and Exhaust Pipes – Part Two 0

The Anatomy of a Motorcycle – Headers and Exhaust Pipes – Part Two

Read Part One Given a particular amount of exhaust pressure at an exhaust valve, a smaller diameter header tube provides higher flow velocity than a larger diameter tube. The paradox is that the laws of physics don’t allow a small diameter tube to transfer sufficient volume to make maximum potential power at the higher RPM […]

The Anatomy of A Motorcycle – Headers and Exhaust Pipes Part One 0

The Anatomy of A Motorcycle – Headers and Exhaust Pipes Part One

Kicking Out the Gas No combination of header and exhaust pipe systems is the perfect solution for all applications, so you’re facing a dilemma when you choose one or build it yourself. Depending on the design and purpose intended, all exhaust systems are a compromise. You give some in one arena to get some in another, […]