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Techs & Bike Builds

The Garage is where we work on a wide range of tech tips including articles on tools and performance.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON BOOM! AUDIO 30K

Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System With Intercom

by ROGUE
Adding a Bluetooth Communication System To A Motorcycle Helmet
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Pandemic Panhead Project: Part 3 Tuning

It was a lesson in Frustration on Several Fronts

by Bandit with photos by Wrench
I’ve built a number of bikes and maybe I was just lucky. With the Pandemic not so lucky. Trouble getting it started in Sturgis, so we brought it home and sent the Magneto back to Deadwood Custom Cycles for a check-over.
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ACORN NUTS MEET THE MUDFLAP GIRL

A great gift idea for old school bikers

By Bandit
Brass is class, and a great gift idea for old school bikers! Conveniently stored in the heavy-duty Tray with lid is a 110 piece assortment of Solid Brass Low Crown acorn nuts in 12 of the most popular UNC & UNF nut sizes.
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Horny Air Horn by Air Stream Studios

With the help of Wimmer Machine

Photos and text from El Waggs, and girls from Barry Green
I couldn’t make this puppy live without a kustom backing/mounting plate, made by my good friend Lee Wimmer of Wimmer Machine.
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CRUZ SPEEDKIT TOOL KIT FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES

Tucked in a Bandit's Dayroll on a FXR Chopper

By Bandit with photos by Wrench and from Barry Green
This kit did the trick. I only added a 6-inch crescent wrench to the mix, plus I will add some bailing wire into my Bandit's Dayroll, when I transfer the tools.
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10 Steps to Winterize Your Motorcycle

Protect Your Precious Ride When You Can't Ride

from Twisted Road
I vividly remember the first time I needed to store my bike for the winter. I had only owned my Moto Guzzi for four months, when fall started shifting into winter and I knew I needed to be prepared. But what did this even entail? I didn’t know how to winterize a motorcycle. I wasn’t handy, and the closest I ever got to working on my bike was when I read the first three chapters of Zen and the Art ...
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M8 Carbon Fibre Conversion

This Modification Is Truly Amazing

Doc Robinson Associate/Technical Editor Heavy Duty magazine (Australia)
Of course I had been aware of the benefits of reducing unsprung weight for a long time, but it wasn’t until Sturgis 2019 that I became aware of the very fast growing popularity of performance baggers, bikes ridden hard and fast for big miles.
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Custom Cycle Engineering Heavy Duty Dyna Mounts

The Rear One Installed on the Tileman’s 2009

by Bandit, Tim and the Tileman
Dynas are tricky and handling is key. They are more popular now than ever and the later units were tougher with a new frame, 49mm front ends and cast swingarms. But that's more of a load on motor-mounts. Custom Cycle Engineering has the answer.
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