IronWorks will soon be setting off some fireworks as the August 2013 issue hits the shelves at that favorite spot where you pick your copy up at. (You could get it sooner and at a reduced price if you subscribed.) Inside this issue you’ll find 5 Feature Bikes starting out with “Red Baron” a café` racer built by Lord Drake Kustoms, that’s followed up by the return of Jay Hart with his latest creation “Potluck“, then there’s Brent Mayfield’s 1924 J model that he entered in the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball, after rolls “21” by Karns Kustoms, and the other featured bike is Christi Hines‘ “Budget Bagger“ originally built and later refurbished by Klock Werks. The Feature Stories in this issue are a road test comparison by IW staffers of the Victory Cross Country and Judge; then Johnny Zapp gives us the low down on the 2013 Arizona Bike Week; then Marilyn Stemp previews the ‘auction bike’ being modified for the Biker Belles event; following that is Vincent Stemp gives an inside look at LC Fabrications; and then he looks at Michael Lichter’s “Ton Up” project for Sturgis.
In the August Departments you’ll find the mail sent to us by you in the Letters; Great Rides shows you places you might want to ride to; Made In The USA looks into Kendon Industries; the IW Buyers’ Guide gives you ideas on parts to ad-on to make your bike look like it has less; and Margie Siegals’ Seasoned Citizen is a smoking hot 1969 XLCH. Words of wisdom (?) from our Regulars starting with Marilyn Stemp and her version of a round table discussion; Snakebit Sam laments losing an old friend; Rick Fairless rails about rallies, and the ever informative Ed Youngblood shines a light on a true motorcycle pioneer, Effie Hotchkiss.
For those of you who like to get your hands dirty the IW Garage is where you’ll get IW Product Reviews of Centramatic‘s Wheel Balancers, and Park Tool‘s AV-5 Vise Inserts. You’ll also get some great information about timing from Dan Pike in Garage Talk; the Lincoln Electric Welding Series gives you ideas in case you need a Plan B; in Shop Time Mike Witt changes a road King into a “Dark Horse“; Jesse Jurrens talks about ergonomics and shocks in the Legend Suspension Series; and S&S Flathead Power takes a look at Kevin ‘Teach‘ Baas‘s Knucklehead. There you have it, a condensed version of what you’ll find in the August 2013 issue of IronWorks Magazine. If you don’t subscribe you’ll have to run out and buy a copy to see how good it really is.
Posted by Sam Kanish