Trike & Sidecar

June 5, 2015

American Iron Garage All-Tech Harley Magazine

One of the articles in thenes issue of American Iron Garage, on sale now, is how the crew at Retro Cycle in Boonton, NJ worked to bering this 1930 Harley VL back to life after being stored in a heated basement for more than a decade.

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The techniques used are not unique to the VL  or even just flathead Harleys, but to most classic motorcycles. In addition the magazine is chock full of great tech, how-to and installs for Harleys old and new.

The magazine is available on line with digital delivery at http://www.zinio.com/www/browse/product.jsp… or in magazine stores everywhere.

1930 Harley VL Project Bike in American Iron Garage article on how to bring an old bike back to life.

1930 Harley VL Project Bike in American Iron Garage article on how to bring an old bike back to life.

Back issues of this All-Tech Harley magazine are available for sale st www.Greaserag.com, while supplies last.

Filed under Classic Harley History, Classic Motorcycle Maintenance, Restoration, Trike & Sidecar by Staff Report

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April 9, 2015

Classic American Iron Project 1930 Harley VL & Sidecar At Retrocycle

We are hard at work on a different kind of article for the all tech American Iron Garage magazine on sale in a few months. In it we are following the process, at Retrocycle in Boonton, NJ, of getting an old Harley back on the road after too many years of storage in a midwest basement.

1930 Harley VL classic motorcycle

1930 Harley VL classic motorcycle

This particular machine is a 1930 Harley VL with sidecar. It was built many years ago with whatever genuine Harley parts the builder could get his hands on, long before the wide assortment of reproduction parts we now have available.

Classic American iorn - 1930 Harley VL

Classic American iron – 1930 Harley VL

We started by removing the sidecar so we couold get the bike up on a stand to work on it.

1930 Harley sidecar that has been attached to a Harley VL for more than a decade.

1930 Harley sidecar that has been attached to a Harley VL for more than a decade.

In a matter of a day we got most of the issues sorted out and the bike running. And a few more hours to sort it out, and finish detailing the machine. Full article and lots of photos and info in the next issue of American Iron Garage magazine this summer. This is a newsstand-special issue from American Iron Magazine.

Filed under Classic Motorcycle Maintenance, Random Ideas, Trike & Sidecar by Buzz_Kanter

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January 5, 2014

Alfred LeRoy Rides Classic Harley Sidecar 50,000 Miles With No Legs and One Arm

Originally posted on Riding Vintage.

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Alfred LeRoy was not your average cross country motorcyclist.  At age 15, he was struck by a train, losing both of his legs and half of one arm.  Once released from the hospital he was determined to ride a motorcycle and after eight years of saving he purchased his first.  He had many different custom machines over the years, including makes like Minneapolis and Thor, but his 1916 Harley-Davidson J-series is probably the most well known.  It is on this motorcycle that he completed a 50,000+ mile solo tour of United States in the late teens. More on Alfred LeRoy Rides Classic Harley Sidecar 50,000 Miles With No Legs and One Arm

Filed under Classic Harley History, History, Panhead Jim's Blog, Trike & Sidecar by PanheadJim

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