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International Motorcycle Show 2016

The Progressive IM Shows are the best places to immerse yourself in all things motorcycle. As always, we attended the 2016 New York City show on Friday, December 9th–opening day. It’s wonderful…the rest of that teeming city is slaving away, … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Eight Motor FACTS

Some juicy facts about the 2017 Milwaukee Eight motor, gleaned from an actual parts microfiche… Our earlier speculation was incorrect; the Milwaukee Eight DOES have 4 valves per cylinder, opened by two pushrod-activated rockers arms (each one has one “finger” … Continue reading

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Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing and Spoiler Windshield on a Sportster

I’ts getting cold around here, so I decided to try one of the Memphis Shades Quick Release Batwing Fairings on my 2004 Sportster. First, I had to relocate the turn signals to the lower triple tree. After that it took me over an hour to mount the Batwing for the first time. The instructions said (reading them and trying to follow them was probably where I went wrong) to mount the clamps on the forks, then put the brackets on the Fairing, and finally to snap the brackets (with the Fairing attached) into the clamps on the forks. Continue reading

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Never Let your Dreams Die

This story is about our customer, Dave, a retired pilot and flight instructor. At the age of 65 Dave decided he’d like to try motorcycling. He went out and bought a new 2004 Harley Sportster Custom. Dave’s not a “group” sort of person so he didn’t join any riding clubs. He just started exploring the countryside around his Bucks County, Pennsylvania home on his own. He found that motorcycling suited him very well. Several days each week, winter or summer, Dave would go out and play “get lost” on the hundreds of beautiful rural roads of Eastern Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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Change your Sportster front wheel from 21 to 19

We hoped for a more sturdy front wheel, but we got much more. Continue reading

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Metzeler: The best tires for your motorcycle

The dry handling is unbelievable, the wet handling is the best out there, and those ME880s barely even notice scarified (milled) roads or steel grate bridges. Continue reading

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