September 7, 2016
I rode this 1936 VLH one-year-only Harley hundreds of miles to shake it down prior to the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball. I sorted it out pretty well prior to the 4,000 mile ride from Daytona Beach, FL to Tacoma, WA.
Go Team American Iron Magazine!
February 26, 2016
Details for the 2016 American Iron Magazine‘s Motorcycle Kickstart Classic have been finalized and it’s time for you to check your calendar and register for this fun and social motorcycle event.
This 3 day event is on public roads and is open to riders of all makes (domestic or import) and years (antique, classic or modern) of motorcycles with electric or kick starters.
We have organized rides on some beautiful roads staying off the interstate highways.
This year’s event offers several excellent rides to choose from near Maggie Valley, NC on Friday July 29 and then we ride to Chesnee, SC. Saturday, July 30 to participate in the AMCA Legends Chapter’s Antiques on Main event. Swap meet, bike shows, Wall of Death and much more.
IMPORTANT FACTS • $100 pre-registration (each rider and each passenger). PLEASE NOTE, after June 28th, registration increases to $150 per person.
All registered riders and passengers receive passes to the Wheels Through Time museum, the free welcome dinner Thursday at Wheels Through Time, one event T-shirt as well as parking and sponsored dinner in Chesnee, SC.
Thursday July 28. 5 PM Free welcome dinner to all registered riders at Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley, NC
Friday July 29. Group photo at 9am. All day and half day organized rides from Maggie Valley, NC. ending back in Wheels Through Time.
Saturday, July 30. 9 am Group ride to Chesnee, SC (back roads) to join up with the AMCA’s Legends Chapter’s “Antique Bikes On Main.” Bike show, swapmeet, and hosted free dinner that night. Also Wall of Death, stunt riders, fireworks and more. Riders can stay overnight in Chesnee or ride back to Maggie Valley (3 hours on backroads, less than 2 1/2 hours by highway) Saturday afternoon.
Sunday July 31 (optional) Various motorcycle events in Chesnee, SC
For more information or to register for thie fun motorcycle event click on REGISTRATION FORM
We at American Iron Magazine are planning on redoing this “bitsa bike” old Harley 2 cam as a magazine project bike in the next year.
These photos of the classic Harley are in “as purchased” condition. Not the incorrect front fender, British dual-leading shoe front brake, incorrect headlight and handlebars, home made exhaust, funky saddlebags and more.
The air cleaner is correct, as is the shifter assembly, forks, rear and side stands, and frame.
The genuines old Harley dash has been modified with toggle switches in place of the keys. Center toggle is the ignition switche, the two outside toggles are for lights. The handlbars seem to be modified boardtracker bars.
We like the idea of extra lights in the back of the bike as these classic old Harleys came with a very small tail/brake light. HOWEVER, these old Harley turn signals just look wrong on this vintage Harley. They must come off, but we are considering adding small bullet lights under the seat using the same wiring already on the bike for these lights.
We expect this project to be in the pages of American Iron Magazine sometime late in 2016. In the mean time we are open to suggestions on what and how to re-do this vintage Harley.