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Royal Enfield Interceptor Review

Royal Enfield Interceptor Review

I HAD to pick up the Royal Enfield Interceptor from Surfside Motorcycles in Brookvale on Sydney’s North Shore. I had…
Boom Trike Mustang Thunderbird Road Test

Boom Trike Mustang Thunderbird Road Test

THE overall plan was simple. Ride to Gosford, test ride a trike and write a piece for Ozbike. As with…
Silly Handlebars Sport Glide

Silly Handlebars Sport Glide

I PUT my bike in for service at Frasers Motorcycles and the manager suggested I should take a new Softail…
Where’s Wally

Where’s Wally

I WAS down at the pub talking about getting my bike serviced when one of the lads asked why don’t…
The Metal Engraver

The Metal Engraver

HI there — I’m a jewellery maker and metal engraver. I done jewellery for a lot of biker clubs around…
Harry’s New Machine Shop

Harry’s New Machine Shop

HARRY HAS been very busy the last few months adding even more to his existing workshop. For many years he’s…
Hi Torque Cams for Twin Cam Harleys

Hi Torque Cams for Twin Cam Harleys

I LIKE TAKING my Softail to Central Coast Harley-Davidson for a service. I live in Sydney and, yes, it’s a…
Trade profile: Heavy Duty Motorcycles

Trade profile: Heavy Duty Motorcycles

LOCATED IN Springwood, Brisbane, Heavy Duty Motorcycles supplies late model Harley-Davidsons to Queensland and throughout all of Australia. Their motto…
Taverner Motorcycles

Taverner Motorcycles

TAVERNER MOTORCYCLES really started back in 1970 when Paul Taverner began his apprenticeship in a little town in country NSW…
Harley Pinion Gear Replacements

Harley Pinion Gear Replacements

THE PINION gear is the small gear on the right-hand end of the crankshaft which drives the camshaft. It has…
AIRBRUSHING MADE EASY: PART TWO

AIRBRUSHING MADE EASY: PART TWO

WE were all given a silver V-Rod tank cover when we arrived at Stuart’s studio for our second lesson. We…
Fitting Burleigh Bars V-Rod Muscle Bars

Fitting Burleigh Bars V-Rod Muscle Bars

IF YOU HAVE been an avid reader of Ozbike over the years, well this means two things: you have extremely…
Skull Art

Skull Art

HELLO to all at Ozbike — I noticed you guys and your readers seem to like images of skulls so…
Airbrushing Made Easy: Part One

Airbrushing Made Easy: Part One

STUART VIMPANI from Ultimate Airbrush runs an airbrushing school on the Gold Coast, and when he invited me to do…
Harley-Davidson Timed Breathing Explained

Harley-Davidson Timed Breathing Explained

HARLEY engines (excluding early engines with total loss oil systems) manufactured up until 1999 used some form of timed breathing…
Serious Race Cams for the 45 ci Side-Valve WLA

Serious Race Cams for the 45 ci Side-Valve WLA

WHEN IT comes to high performance mods, no other brand has access to as many high performance replacement cams as…
Oz Trike Chopper 2 Muscle

Oz Trike Chopper 2 Muscle

IT IS always an adventure taking an Oz Trike for a test ride. There is plenty of visual drama going…
Harley-Davidson Handlebar Replacement Parts by Colony

Harley-Davidson Handlebar Replacement Parts by Colony

LOOKING THROUGH the inventory at Redgrave Motorcycles we found a massive range of handlebars and handlebar related parts made by…
Vance & Hines Fuelpak FP3 fuel management for all new Harley-Davidson models

Vance & Hines Fuelpak FP3 fuel management for all new Harley-Davidson models

BUY a new Harley and, at the very least, you have to change the air-filter and exhaust to make it…
Harley Carburetor Overhaul Kits

Harley Carburetor Overhaul Kits

JAMES GASKETS manufacture all the gaskets and seals required to service the Linkert, Bendix and Keihin carburetors fitted as original…
Richardson’s Harley-Davidson

Richardson’s Harley-Davidson

BELIEVE it—the biggest Harley dealer in Australia is on the island of Tasmania. Ozbike was there recently and we had…
Jim’s Twin Cam Crankcase Upgrade

Jim’s Twin Cam Crankcase Upgrade

FOR SOME unknown reason, at the end of 2002, Harley-Davidson dropped the bullet-proof Timken left-hand main bearing assembly which they…
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