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HARLEY-DAVIDSON YORK, VEHICLE OPERATIONS BUILDING OPENHOUSE

POST AND ©IMAGES BY JACK MCINTYRE: Today was the first time in at least 35 years since I have visited the York PA Harley-Davidson facility. I was limited to a morning visit and it was packed then, so I can only imagine how the rest of the day went… Established as an assembly facility in […]

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DIRECT FROM SWEDEN, THE PURPLE QUEEN

Post by Jack McIntyre, Information from Peter in Sweden My name is Peter and I live in Sweden
I am 49 years old, lives in a suburb of Stockholm called Södertälje, I have always changed and rebuilt bicycles, mopeds, boats, cars and motorcycles, has been difficult to have something that everyone else has, I have to […]

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Roy’s Way

I first met Roy Chamberlin and Margaret Nicastri in Daytona a couple of years ago. At the time, IronWorks had been asked to give an editor’s choice award at one of the bike shows and a sleek carbon fiber FXR-style looker stood out in the crowd. Turns out the bike was from C&C Cycle in […]

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Bill’s Custom Cycles

From the outside, you’d never guess the treasure trove of vintage motorcycle parts stuffed inside Bill’s Custom Cycles in Bloomsburg, PA. And I do mean “stuffed” because since Bill Morris opened the shop in 1970 he has amassed an astounding array of components for Harleys, especially the early models. If you’re restoring or rebuilding a […]

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Vance & Hines: Made in the U.S.A.

The name Vance & Hines has become synonymous with high-performance exhaust systems among V-Twin riders worldwide, most especially in racing circles. And there are good reasons for this. See, the friendship between the company’s founders, Terry Vance and Byron Hines, began when they met at a racetrack in 1972. When it became clear that Byron […]

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Saddlemen: Sitting in the good seats

In 1992, about five years after he started making Saddlemen seats for motorcycles, founder Tom Seymour came up with an idea that changed everything: he added gel to Saddlemen seats. That’s now the hallmark of a Saddlemen motorcycle seat; that and the fact that they’re made in the USA in a compact, efficient factory in […]

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Behind the Iron Curtain

LC Fabrications In this new occasional IronWorks series, our troops infiltrate some of the most sacred places in the custom bike-building world: the shops where the magic happens. Venturing into the unknown, we’ll do what it takes to gain the access to the physical and mental spaces where the creative process starts and flourishes. So […]

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Cycle Electric Inc. The secret of the charge

Story and photos by Vincent Stemp Like many good experiences, my visit to Cycle Electric’s manufacturing facility in Brookeville, Ohio came out of the blue. While we had the shop dog Sportster under the knife at Led Sled Customs in Dayton, Ohio for an install project, we found some pieces of magnet in the bottom […]

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