American Iron Magazine

October 31, 2016

Support Classic American Iron and Possibly Win A Custom Harley Motorcycle

Please consider subscribing to American Iron Magazine or American Iron Garage (all tech) magazines – the print magazines that support this forum. Subscribe (by clicking on the links above) to save and you will be entered to win this custom Harley Fat Boy.

But hurry as this offer ends December 31, 2016.

Filed under News by Staff Report

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August 21, 2015

1929 Harley JDH 2-Cam Classic Motorcycle Project for American Iron Magazine

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.

Classic 1929 Harley JDH motorcycle

Classic 1929 Harley JDH motorcycle

These photos of the classic Harley are in “as purchased” condition. ┬áNot the incorrect front fender, British dual-leading shoe front brake, incorrect headlight and handlebars, home made exhaust, funky saddlebags and more.

1929 Harley JDH

Very rare 1929 Harley JDH

The air cleaner is correct, as is the shifter assembly, forks, rear and side stands, and frame.

Dash for ignition and lights on vintage Harley

Dash for ignition and lights on vintage Harley

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.

Extra brake and running lights and unusual saddlebag mounting

Extra brake and running lights

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.

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Classic Harley History, Classic Motorcycle Maintenance, Custom Motorcycles, Random Ideas by Buzz Kanter

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July 30, 2013

New Harley Magazine For Old Harleys & 110 Years of History

Special collector’s issue of American Glory: 110 Years of Harley-Davidson from the American Iron Magazine staff.

2013

This 110 years of Harley collector’s magazine is NOT a rehash of the same old factory photos you have seen a dozen times already. New and old photos of old bikes, Harley history, Harley trivia contests, profiles of some of the favorite Harleys in America’s best motorcycle museums, and so much more.

This newsstand-only special issue goes on sale the end of August in all stores that sell American Iron Magazine. Or you can buy it now in digital delivery worldwide here.

Filed under Classic Harley History, News by Staff Report

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