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American Iron Magazine #376

American Iron Magazine: The ultimate do-it-yourself, tech and homebuilt motorcycle magazine. Looking to learn more about how to maintain and customize your own motorcycle? American Iron Magazine is jam packed with great do-it-yourself tech and homebuilt custom motorcycles. Plus, easy to follow step by step how-to installs, maintenance tips, home garage tool reviews and safety features. A must read for the weekend wrench.

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United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
TAM Communications
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EDITOR IN CHIEF Buzz Kanter EDITOR Steve Lita SteveL@AmericanIronMag.com ART DIRECTOR Tricia Szulewski ASSISTANT EDITOR Stephen Long CLASSICS EDITOR Jim Babchak SKILLS EDITOR Don Gomo WOMEN’S POV EDITOR Cris Sommer Simmons ONLINE MANAGER/DESIGNER Matt Kopec COPY EDITOR Keith Blair Powell CONTRIBUTING Markus Cuff, WRITERS Eric Ellis, Rick Fairless, “Panhead Jim” Mahaney, Chris Maida, Donny Petersen CONTRIBUTING Don Kates/Shooters Images, PHOTOGRAPHERS “Panhead Jim” Mahaney, Chris Maida, Mark Velazquez ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Terry O’Brien 203/994-9518 TerryO@TAMcommunications.com Tony Frey 605/645-6875 TonyF@AmericanIronMag.com PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER Buzz Kanter SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Gail Kanter CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tricia Szulewski SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT Claudia Garavito STAFF ACCOUNTANT Kathy Greco ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Rosemary Cafarelli READER SERVICES • On Line AIMag.com • Address Letters For Publication Letters, American Iron Magazine, 1010 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06905 E-mail Letters@AmericanIronMag.com Include name and address. Letters may be edited. • Subscription Services Write to American Iron Magazine, Subscription Services, PO Box 3000, Denville, NJ 07834. E-mail custsvc_ameriron@fulcoinc.com. • Back Issues (Digital & Print) Back Issues, American Iron Magazine, 1010 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06905 Call 203/425-8777, ext. 114, Fax 203/425-8775, or buy directly…

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ride in peace, arlen ness

I was very aware of Arlen Ness and his many accomplishments long before we met in the early 1990s. I was honored to introduce him, quoting from Tim Remus’ excellent book about Arlen, at his induction into the Sturgis Hall of Fame. I had bought this magazine a year or two earlier and was a bit awestruck by Arlen. On the other hand, Arlen was humble, polite, and friendly, characteristics I have always associated with him since. And that wasn’t just his public persona—I can’t ever remember seeing him acting counter to those values. As a young man, long before he got involved in motorcycling, Arlen worked as a pinsetter in a local bowling alley. A fun fact is that Arlen, as a semiprofessional bowler, earned enough money knocking down pins…

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big wheel keep on turning

You know the song lyric, I’m sure, but the title of the tune is not Big Wheel. The actual title is Proud Mary, in reference to a riverboat. It was written by John Fogerty and first performed by his band Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969. One year later, the popular, upbeat version by Ike and Tina Turner was released. And since then it’s said that over 100 artists have covered it, even Leonard Nimoy and Elvis. But, frankly, I’m partial to the Tina Turner version. Now that I have you humming Proud Mary to yourself, read on. I’ve mentioned my Daytona Bike Week adventure in a couple of my editor’s columns recently. And there’s a full story on the horizon. But I thought I’d write about a particular Bike Week fashion…

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arlen is my elvis

Hey, y’all! Like thousands of others around the world, I was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Arlen Ness. As a teenager growing up in Irving, Texas, motorcycles were the most important thing. My love for motorcycles is what drives my life. Back then, motorcycles monopolized my days (still do). They ranked right up there with chasing girls and trying to score some beer! (Not so much on the girls or beer anymore!) One of the best days of my life was when I took a girl with me to the flat track races on my Honda CL100 on a Friday night, and the beer vendor sold us beer even though we were underage—it was a huge night! (In Texas then you had to be 18…

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quoted & noted

Wheels Through Time renamed Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum WHEELS THROUGH TIME—AKA THE MUSEUM That Runs—has announced that it is updating its name in honor and recognition of museum founder and curator, Dale Walksler. The new name will be Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum. Coinciding with the name change will be a new logo and branding, as well as new and updated merchandise. Beginning over 50 years ago, Dale set out with a vision to create and establish a collection that would preserve the history of American transportation. After 24 years as a successful Harley-Davidson dealer, Dale made a move to Maggie Valley, North Carolina, and has spent the last 17 years shaping the museum into a world-class institution. The museum now boasts over 375 of the country’s rarest and most…

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arlen ness at the quail motorcycle gathering

LAST YEAR, THE RENOWNED QUAIL MOTORCYCLE Gathering in Carmel, California, featured a very special collection of custom motorcycles. The special guests were motorcycle royalty: the Ness boys. Arlen, Cory, and Zach were awarded a joint distinction, the 2018 Legend of the Sport. Each of the three displayed some of the custom work that is usually on display in their Dublin, California, museum. You’re familiar with the Ness addition to many of their custom builds, and the display bikes were no different. The collection included the Art Deco-inspired SmoothNess and the wavy Curvaceous-Ness. Curvaceous-Ness has even been featured in the Smithsonian’s Design Museum. Being awarded the Legend of the Sport honor with his son and grandson is just one of the myriad awards Arlen earned in his life. And the collection at…