August 30, 2012

Last Minute Details Before Motorcycle Cannonball

We leave from Newburgh, NY for San Francisco one week from tomorrow so I am rushing around tending to the many last minute details in prepping my Harley, my tools, spares and gear, and myself for this amazing adventure.

On the first Motorcycle Cannonball I taped a small American flag on a cheap wooden pole onto the mirror stem of my 1915 on September 11, 2010. I hoped it would hold up OK for at least that one significant day. I was the only rider to flag our flag that day or any other on the ride across the US.

As it turned outed out, that cheap little flag lasted the entire ride across the US. Granted it was a little worse for the wear, but it lasted the entire way across.

So this year I wanted again to fly the American flag, but wanted a better set up. I contacted our friends at Pro Pad and explained what I needed along with a few photos of the bike and rack. They sent me just the deal to bolt right on and look great. We all agreed it would be better to have the flag behind me so it would be less distracting than on one of the mirrors in my peripheral vision.

I also stopped at an auto parts store on the way home and bought the last two ignition condensers they had in stock. Good items to carry in my spares (along with the extra coil) in my saddlebags. The guy at the counter had no idea what they were. When I asked him to check inventory for condensers, we asked me what make and year car I needed an air conditioner condenser for.

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July 29, 2012

Harley Knucklehead Motorcycle T-Shirts For Sale From Wrench This

Here is a pretty nice and clean T-shirt design for all Harley Knucklehead enthusiasts. It is from Wrench This (R) and we hear they are planning a number of classic Harley-themed T-shirts.

Harley Knucklehead Motorcycle T-Shirt For Sale From Wrench This

It sells for $20 plus s&h from mail order. Click Harley Knucklehead for more information or to order yours.

Filed under Gear, Random Ideas by Staff Report

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April 19, 2012

Team American Iron Motorcycle Cannonball T-Shirts For Sale

The second ever Motorcycle Cannonball will be run from Newburgh, NY to San Francisco, CA in September 2012. Among the roughly 75 riders to attempt this on pre-1930 motorcycles is Buzz Kanter, Editor-in-Chief of American Iron Magazine. Buzz, who rode a 1915 Harley-Davidson in the first Motorcycle Cannonball in 2010, will be riding a 1929 Harley-Davidson JDH on Team American Iron.

Team American Iron Motorcycle Cannonball T-Shirts For Sale

In response to all the requests for Motorcycle Cannonball t-shirts in 2010, the American Iron Magazine crew designed and are selling these official “Team American Iron Support Staff” T-shirts. If you wish to support the efforts or just want to buy a cool motorcycle shirt, check it out.

The front of the shirt features a rider on a 1929 Harley and the route across the US from New York to California. On the back is Team American Iron Support Staff and Buzz’s #15 rider number. These shirts are available only in black with short sleeves.

For more details on this shirt or to order one please click on Team American Iron Motorcycle Cannonball t-shirt.


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