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American Iron Magazine #380

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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am i the only motorcycle riding luddite?

Don’t know if it’s my age (don’t ask), my preference for older and simpler machines, or just a mental block, but I often don’t feel comfortable dealing with new (or not so new) technology. Especially when on a motorcycle. I mean, aren’t there enough distractions on the road already? While I am curious about things that interest me and I love to learn, there is something that shuts off my mind: when I need to learn how to use any new technology more advanced than a basic GPS on my bike. When out riding, I’m amazed to see people ride past on bikes bristling with cameras, intercoms, external GPS units, and more. I’m especially startled when riders pause their on-bike intercoms to take a phone call at 50 mph, while looking up…

4 Min.
where the skies are so blue

As I once again grappled with writer’s block trying to come up with a topic for this column I figured I’d take a break from staring at a blank word doc on my computer monitor and turn on the television for a little diversion. Flicking through the channels, I came upon a compelling film on the SHOWTIME network. A documentary about the famous Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd was airing, called If I Leave Here Tomorrow. I think I only missed the first couple of minutes, but I was glued to the couch until the very end. These guys, and girls, played their instruments, and lived life, hard! I highly recommend the film. Starting from humble beginnings, the group played small-time venues, just barely getting by. The bandmates got their big…

4 Min.
purely passion

This is a question I get frequently when I’m attending a bike event. Funny thing is, years ago, whether I was at the supermarket, the gym, or just walking down the street, I used to get the opposite reaction, more like “Why do you look so angry? Put a smile on that face!” There’s a simple answer to the question of my perpetual smile, though. Riding motorcycles delights me. Even just being around motorcycles eliminates my natural “resting bitch face” expression. Some of you might retort, “Well, duhhh, of course motorcycles make everything better.” And that’s not just your opinion. It’s been scientifically proven, with Harley-Davidson being the latest to commission a study. This one claims that motorcycles improve focus and decrease stress. But I have a theory about where my particular…

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oklahoma city mile to return to 2020 american flat track

American Flat Track (AFT) finalized the contract that will bring back a fan-favorite event to its 2020 schedule. The world’s fastest dirt track motorcycle racing will make its return to Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the 2020 OKC Mile on June 20, 2020. Consistently one of the highest-attended events of the season, the OKC Mile has always been a unique event producing heart-stopping racing for a sellout crowd of devoted flat track fans. “We were sad that a scheduling conflict deprived our fans of an OKC Mile in 2019,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “Since then, we have been working hard with the facility and our man in Oklahoma, Shawn Brassfield, to ensure that we could return to put on another exciting weekend of AFT racing…

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quoted & noted

Andrew Hines Wins Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Aboard FXDR AN ALL-NEW MOTORCYCLE BODY ADDED MOMENTUM TO THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON SCREAMIN’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team as riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec stormed through the Pro Stock Motor-cycle field at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway aboard a pair of brand-new Harley-Davidson FXDR drag bikes. In the competition debut for the Harley FXDR bikes, Hines defeated Krawiec in an all-Harley final to take his sixth win of the season and extend his points lead in the class. The new Harley-Davidson FXDR drag racing bodywork was a joint development project between Vance & Hines and the Harley-Davidson Product Development Center that began shortly after the street-going Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 model was introduced as a new model for 2019. The FXDR 114…

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Send us your photos and story Letters@AmericanIronMag.com We welcome letters on any subject, whether we agree with the writer or not. Photos should be high-resolution, JPEG images (at least 300 dpi at 4" x 6"). Please include your name, address, and a brief description. E-mail themto Letters@AmericanIronMag.com. Hear Me Out, Doc Right off the bat, I’d like to say that I find your magazine to be possibly the most literate motorcycle publication out there. I enjoy almost each and every column, which is surprising to me as I’m kind of fussy and have been called a curmudgeon by more than one person. However, Dr. Mark Stanley’s recent column had me a bit concerned for this man whom I have never met. He states that he has “…crashed enough times that some of my close riding buddies…