If you dig IronWorks (who doesn’t?) we’ll be giving you some help with a bunch of shovels, Shovelheads that is, as the September/October 2013 issue is now on the shelves at that favorite spot where you pick your copy up at. (Subscribe and you’ll get it sooner and cheaper.)
Inside you’ll find 8 Feature Bikes starting out with RSD revamping an old Heritage into it’s newest creation “Bandito”; then Trask Performance puts a charge into a Road Glide; and then look out cause “Shovelpalooza” is gonna hit you square in the face. These Shovels are all ‘old school in the garage’ builds starting out with Mark Velazquez’s 1978 “Home Brewed”; that’s followed up by Jeff Bitting’s 1983 “Fortunate Son”; then comes “Bar-Barian”, a 1974 ‘74’ from C.L. “Buckshot” Cake; and finally we get a look at the “Crudebaker”, a ’76 FLH built by Russ Nahodil in the hard coal country of eastern PA. Switching gears and engine models we find a “Legacy Panhead” with quite a story that is owned by Jonathan Eveatt, and finally we get “Monked”, a tricked out Sporty Café racer from James Monk.
The Feature Stories in this issue start out with a story about how Shaw H-D in Sussex, United Kingdom (England?) and MAG Europe built a RSD hot rod Sporty, jolly good! Then get ready for a time warp as Johnny Zapp lays it out in black and white (mostly) about his travels to the Shady Dell in retro Bisbee, Arizona. Then IW’s Tech and Trends Editor Vincent Stemp gives the low down on his test rides of Harley’s Dyna Street Bob and Softail Breakout models.
In the August Departments you’ll find the mail sent to us by you in the Letters; Great Rides takes you places you might want to ride to; the Made In The USA this month showcases Belt Drives Ltd; the IW Buyers’ Guide looks at parts for those high mileage bikes; and Margie Siegals’ Seasoned Citizen is a beautiful 1940 WLD. The words of wisdom (?) come from our Regulars starting with Marilyn Stemp who doesn‘t embrace change but accepts it; Snakebit Sam gives a glimpse of life on the road; newly inducted Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Famer Rick Fairless let‘s us in on his formulative years, and the ever informative Ed Youngblood educates us about the roll of Indian Motorcycles and the military in his MotoHistory in Print.
For those of you who like to get your hands dirty the IW Garage is where you’ll get IW Product Reviews of Ohlins Shocks by Paul Holdsworth, and then the IW Staffers check out the Ballistic SG Series Phone Case and a set of Pulstar Spark Plugs. For the real DYIers Vincent Stemp goes to Brew Dude’s TIG Welding Class; then Dan Pike gives the info on choosing the right cam for your bike in Garage Talk; the Lincoln Electric Welding Series shows how handy a home welder can be; in Shop Time Mike Witt takes a trip to Woodstock and stays; then we get a look at a special project from Dar Holdsworth as he helps a tornado victim piece his bike and life back together; IW newcomer Joann Bortles is burning with Hypertherm’s newest Plasma Cutter; and now we come to a big booboo as a S&S and Flathead Power story from the July issue mistakenly was reprinted in an S&S Vintage Revival story. Look for it in an upcoming issue, sorry!
There you have it, the Reader’s Digest version of what you’ll find in the September/October 2013 issue of IronWorks Magazine. If you don’t subscribe you’ll have to run out and spend some extra cash (compared to the subscription rate) to buy a copy to see how good it really is.
Posted by Sam Kanish