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The Mysterious 1913 Jefferson/Waverly

One of the First Overhead Valve Engine Configurations

By Wilburn Roach with photos by Markus Cuff and from the St. Francis and Marquette Museums
This is a strange one. I was also told that only one twin OHV Jefferson is alive. As the years pass the stories fade and alter.
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Mike Egan Story 1943-2021

Mr. Big Candy Finds Motorcycle Nirvana

by Bandit, with photos by Markus Cuff
Mike Egan recently passed away. I worked with Mike and his wife Patty for about 40 years covering his restorations, working with him on project bikes such as the Dicey Knucklehead which I still have.
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Black Biker History

Recognizing Black History Month 2022

by Nick Resty and Mama Tried
"I have always found it to be important and respectful to learn the history of the source of my passion. One aspect of chopper history that has always fascinated me are the black chopper builders and motorcycle clubs."
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The Flying Wrens: Sisterhood of Motorcycling Heroes

All-Female British dispatch riders of WW-II

by Brendan McAleer from
Originally, the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) was formed in 1917, during WW-I. Riding on narrow British roads in all weather conditions can be a dangerous enough occupation. Doing so around the clock during WW-II with the German Blitz going on around you required steel nerves. The bikes used were mostly small, single-cylinder affairs, built specifically for military use.
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Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 1957

New OHV engine XL commonly known as the Sportster

by Martin Squires from
The original XL Sportster used a lot of parts from the previous K Model, but the real revelation was its new OHV engine. Harley-Davidson was aware of the interest of buyers in customizing.
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Petersen Museum Overland Exhibit


By Bandit and the Petersen Museum with photos by Markus Cuff
I know many of you can’t make it out to the Petersen Museum every time they post a motorcycle exhibit. But is this case one of our longtime contributing photographers lives around the corner.
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Harley-Davidson Museum News

Reopening, new exhibits, installations, programs, events and more

by Harley-Davidson Museum
As a part of the Harley-Davidson Museum’s phased reopening, the H-D Museum will soon expand its hours of operation. Beginning Thursday, May 6, the H-D Museum and The Shop will be open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant will also have expanded operations on Thursdays, with its hours of operation 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.
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3 Hollywood-famous bikes that you can add to your motorcycle collection

Hollywood bikes are up for grabs through Heritage Auctions

by Jeff Peek from
What do Henry Winkler, Paul Newman, and Peter Fonda have in common—besides the fact that they’re all entertainment icons? Here’s a not-so-obvious answer: motorcycles.
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