Marilyn Stemp of IronWorks Captures Big Bird

Marilyn Stemp at Harley-Davidson 110th Celebration

Marilyn Stemp at Harley-Davidson 110th Celebration

Marilyn Stemp of IronWorks Magazine selected the H-D 1965 Panhead owned by Big Bird and built by Custom Services for the Editor’s Choice award. It will be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

It’s a righteous rigid and this stroker is built with the best components including roller rockers, Baker 6 Speed, BDL Belt drive, S&S Carb & Mallory Distributor. The bike has a molded frame and features a molded frame, Mean Street Dual Disc frontend. [Read more…]

Bandit selects Bastard Deluxe

Bandit Awards the 5 Ball

Bandit Awards the 5 Ball

Bandit flew into Milwaukee to award the Bikernet Editor’s Choice award at the AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show. He’s media royalty so we sent the limo and chauffeured him around during the Harley-Davidson 110th Celebration.

He selected Don Weimer’s Bastard Deluxe, a 2012 Weimer Pro Street /Drag motorcycle. It’s a low slung board tracker that is powered by a H-D Twin Cam 107 and painted Kandy Tangerine over Black. Bandit is featuring the sled in an upcoming issue of Bikernet. [Read more…]

AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show Winners

AMD Invitational – Free Style

FreeStyle Winner

FreeStyle Winner


Shaun Ruddy of Chop Deville ran down the competition with his 2012 Chop Deville Retro Racer called Chop Deluxe. Shaun won FreeStyle and will be heading to the AMD World Championship in Essen, Germany as part of Team USA.

The radical board track racer is manufactured with heads & manifold that are ported and matched, CBX thermal barrier coating, Panhead front rocker box, Fueling lifters, pushrods and Yost powertube. Chop Deluxe delivers 167 HP. [Read more…]

What to do in Milwaukee @ 110th

There is plenty to see in Milwaukee such as the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Historic Third Ward and Lake Park. We uncovered a quirky, fun side to the city.

The Fonz
fonzieA statue of Arthur, aka “The Fonz,” Fonzarelli from the TV show Happy Days, which was set in Milwaukee. Today he stands along the Milwaukee River, giving his famous thumbs-up (“Ayyy!”). Head to the Milwaukee River walk, just south of Wells Street, say hello to The Fonz. Details [Read more…]

Roy Martin Heads to Milwaukee

Roy Martin Heads to Milwaukee

Roy Martin Heads to Milwaukee

For Harley fans all over the nation, the 110th Harley-Davidson Anniversary Celebration is a big deal and being invited as a custom builder is an even bigger deal. Chosen as one of 28 Harley motorcycle builders from across the country, Glendale Patrol Sergeant and professional custom Harley-Davidson builder Roy Martin will compete at the AMD (American Motorcycle Dealer) Invitational Custom Bike Show starting August 28 through September 1 at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin…

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Daredevil Clint Ewing All Burned Up

fireMotorcycle Daredevil Clint Ewing Burned During Stunt for CMT’s Tunnel of Fire

The accident occurred Wednesday (Aug. 7) in Sturgis, S.D., at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world. According to news reports, Ewing intended to break a Guinness world record by “traveling through a towering inferno longer than a football field.

With CMT cameras rolling, [Read more…]

Old Black May be Coming to 110th

Old Black Heads to Milwaukee

Old Black Heads to Milwaukee

Jeremy Cupp’s Old Black

Jeremy Cupp runs a metal fabrication shop and fits custom bike builds when he has time. He is one of the most highly-regarded builders in America. Old Black may come to the 110th or Cupp’s next secret MOD Harley build just may make its debut in Milwaukee.

Cupp has won the [Read more…]

Firehouse Rules in Milwaukee

Firehouse Racer By Hosier Daddy Choppers

Firehouse Racer By Hosier Daddy Choppers

4 Alarm Fire Ringing in Milwaukee

What this bike was built for other than showcasing Hoosier Daddy Choppers’ work was as simple as can be ─ winning shows.

Asked how the Firehouse Bobber idea came together, Jon Shipley, Owner of Hoosier Daddy Choppers said, “I wanted to use a fire extinguisher for the oil tank and that is where the Fire Bike idea originated from.”

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Harley-Davidson 2013 2nd Qtr Results

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Harley-Davidson has reported second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 13.1% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued gains in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period.

Second-quarter net income was $271.7 million on consolidated revenue of $1.79 billion, compared to net income of $247.3 million on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion in the year-ago period. Second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share were $1.21, compared to $1.07 in the year-ago quarter. [Read more…]

Team USA @ Milwaukee, WI

TEAM USA Heads 2 Europe

TEAM USA Heads 2 Europe

Essen Germany

The FreeStyle winner of the 2013 AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show held in Milwaukee on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus will go to Essen Germany and compete in the World Championship as a TEAM USA member. [Read more…]