Ho, Ho, Ho, Santa’s on his way and so is the January/February issue of IronWorks. Just like Santa’s sack this issue is full of goodies. Our first feature bike is a 2009 883 that got the full treatment from Drag Specialties. With a little imagination, some cash and a copy of their 2013 Fatbook your Sporty could look this good, maybe. Next up is Wayne Hodges 200 Electra Glide Standard. From the looks of it there’s nothing standard about it now. Then there’s a retro looking Knucklehead chopper built in Connecticut for a person who lives in Mexico, way cool.
Our next feature bike could be mistaken for Santa’s. Its red and called “Fat Bastard”, but that’s as close as the bike gets to Santa. After that there’s Scott Caan’s Powerplant Pan bobber that goes in the other direction, like back to the basics. Then we get a look at No 9, “The Blade“, another 883 built by Rich Grabbe at Rich Phillips Leather. Of course Margie Siegal gets the last word in with her Seasoned Citizens. This issue it’s a 1920 Excelsior.
Our featured stories this issue start out with Marilyn Stemp exposing “The Weld Guy”, a Milwaukee artist who makes heavy metal works of art. Next is a story about how “Rescue Ink” inspires animal loving riders across the country. Harley has a T-shirt that says “When life throws you a curve, lean into it” and if you don’t know how then Robert Shelton can tell you how to handle it. Now if you’ve been following IronWorks the past few months you had to know that we’d have a feature on the Motorcycle Cannonball. It was so big that it took 3 of us to cover it.
Out in the IronWorks Garage you can see what it took to make the “Gray Ghost II” fly at Bonneville. Talk about A Teams! It was a veritable who’s who on the Salt. What to know how to put a big wheel on that bagger? Doug Wozney shows how to install KewlMetal raked trees on a bike. Now if you’re a DYIer then check out Part 1 of Lincoln Electric’s series on welding and welders. Then S&S starts a series showing how to build retro looking bikes with their Flathead Power components. Of course no issue would be complete unless we got to try something out so look for the Product reviews on Continental K112 tires, Spartan Windscreen and a Joe Rocket Alter Ego Suit.
After you clean up you can browse the IronWorks Buyer’s Guide for my, I mean the biker in your life, gift. Don’t forget to take a look at this issues “Made in the U.S.A.” feature. And here’s something brand new. We have added “Great Rides” to the mag. It will spotlight some places and routes that are made for 2-wheel tourism. Naturally there are the usual words of wisdom (?) from the usual suspects Bert Baker, Rick Fairless, Ed Youngblood and myself. Plus we have a treat as young Vincent Stemp makes a guest appearance on the editorial side.
There the January/February issue is our gift to you, but you still have to pay for it. If you subscribed it would be cheaper. The price that is, not the mag.
Posted by Sam Kanish