Detonation, engine knocking, and pinging are terms used to describe a common engine problem faced by many vehicle owners, including bikers. These terms are often used interchangeably and they all refer to the same phenomenon - an abnormal combustion process within the engine. Let's get into detonation, engine knocking, and pinging, their causes, and the potential damage they … [Read more...] about Detonation, Engine Knocking, and Pinging: What is It and How to Prevent It
As a motorcycle enthusiast, you might have come across the term "Shovelhead" and wondered what exactly it refers to. Let's explore the Shovelhead motorcycle, its history, its unique features, and why it remains popular among Harley-Davidson fans. … [Read more...] about What is a Shovelhead Motorcycle?
If you're an avid motorcycle enthusiast, you've probably heard the term "Knucklehead" thrown around. But what exactly is a Knucklehead, and what makes it so special? Let's dive into the history of the Knucklehead motorcycle engine, the motorcycles that used this engine, and some interesting facts about this iconic piece of motorcycle history. … [Read more...] about What is a Knucklehead Motorcycle?
There's something undeniably captivating about the sound of a roaring motorcycle engine. The exhaust note is often described as the heartbeat of a motorcycle, and it has a powerful effect on riders and spectators alike. Let’s delve into the science behind motorcycle exhaust notes and explore the emotional impact they have on those who love the open road. … [Read more...] about The Sound of Speed: The Science Behind Motorcycle Exhaust Notes and Their Emotional Impact
For over a century, Harley-Davidson has been at the forefront of motorcycle innovation, producing some of the industry's most iconic and influential engines. … [Read more...] about The Evolution of Harley-Davidson Engines: From Flatheads to Milwaukee-Eights