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Man Up the Man Cave

Decorating the man cave of a guy who’s into motorcycles can be a fun challenge.  Finding the right piece that reflects their love for riding can really set the tone and the boundaries for his space.   Some guys only want to display their favorite make and model, while others like to display vintage parts that have been repurposed no matter where they come from.  Trying to find a unique gift for a guy who’s into early Indian motorcycles can be a challenge, but if you take a cue from a popular television show, the parts are out there waiting to be uncovered.  If scouring old barns and garages isn’t your thing, you can still give a great gift this holiday by selecting a custom pair of Aviators or other stylish eyewear such as the Outdoorsman Craft from Ray Ban.  And you don’t have to break the bank to do it.  Groupon offers promo codes and deals that will save you so much money, you can buy the glasses, and find a nice piece of wall art for the man cave.

This show, American Pickers, features two guys who scour the country looking for what they call “rusty gold.”  They are avid motorcycle buffs, who love to climb through old barns and garages.  They get really psyched when they get a tip on a classic barn find and are constantly looking for early motorcycle parts, pieces, or whole bikes.  The rarer and rustier the better.  You can get some great ideas for the motorcycle enthusiast on your list this season from watching that show.  They buy old apparel like classic racing jerseys and frame them.  They take old signage and hang it.  And they’ve taken old photographs from early motorcycle clubs or races back in the 1920’s and 30’s and made great wall hangings from them.

In those days, there was little thought given to insurance for motorcycle riders, and the riders themselves often balked at any attempt at regulation.  In some states, helmets were mandatory, but for the most part, the young and the reckless took their chances.  Many paid a dear price.  That’s why we love what we do.  Getting a quote is easy and smart.  You might be young, but don’t be reckless.  Enter your information and get a quote from us today.


H-D Tops In Satisfaction, Ranks In The Middle For Reliability

According to a recent ranking study done by Consumer Reports, homegrown motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson earned a high grade for rider satisfaction, but barely fit into the middle of the pack when it comes to reliability, falling in line well behind the major Japanese manufacturers and fellow domestic entry Victory. The Consumer Reports study was a…Continue Reading

Why are Motorcycle Vests Called Cuts?

There are varying opinions as to why a motorcycle vest is called a cut. Some think that it is a throwback term to when riders and motorcycle gang members wore cut off denim jackets. Others think that is refers to a shortened version of the word kutte, which means a battle jacket. The truth is…Continue Reading

Is the 2013 Victory Boardwalk Truly an H-D Alternative?

Motorcycle maker Victory is replacing its Kingpin bike with the classically-styled 2013 Victory Boardwalk. The Boardwalk, a bike drawn with clean, smooth lines, has the looks it needs to compete, at least on paper, with the Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe. Its tires are fat, whitewalled and mounted on 60-spoke chrome wheels. Fired by the Freedom 106/6…Continue Reading

Ness, Perewitz, Fairless Come Together for Allstate Custom Bike Contest

Allstate Insurance Co. has worked with Arlen Ness, Dave Perewitz and Rick Fairless, a trio of the nation’s top bike builders, to create four custom-built motorcycles. One of the custom bikes is to be the grand prize in a national sweepstakes. This collaboration is reportedly the first-ever between these three storied bike builders.  Allstate brass…Continue Reading

Host a UFC Event in Your Hometown and Win a Harley Davidson

The UFC and Harley Davidson have teamed up to offer fans of the octagon and American-made motorcycles the chance to experience or own both. By visiting, fans can enter a sweepstakes to bring a UFC event to his or her hometown along with a brand new custom Harley Davidson motorcycle. Moreover, the winning fan…Continue Reading

Dealer-Only Bike Show Coming to Indianapolis

American Iron Magazine, for the first time, is sponsoring the “The Ultimate Dealer Bike Show” – a custom bike show for dealers only.  Here the dealers will be showcasing their skills and creativity in customizing the bikes.  There will be lots of fun and information for everyone.  The sponsors and organizers expect the event to…Continue Reading

EICMA 2011 to Host Many of The Top Euro Bike Builders

The EICMA bike show is back again. Well known bike builders from ITALY and EUROPE are planning to give us a treat in MILAN on the 8th of NOVEMBER. Competitors are eagerly waiting to debut the bikes they’ve been building for the event.  It’s always cool to see what going in terms of choppers and…Continue Reading

Pimp My Taco Stand?

Watching the guys at West Coast Customs pimp ride after derelict ride made many of us want to find a rusty old Pinto and see what they could come up with. Now, the gang has moved on to a new show and apparently a new tact. Recently, the group was commissioned to pimp a taco…Continue Reading