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Archive for March, 2011

24 Mar

New Season of Hardcore Chopper Files to be Featured

Hardcore Choppers is in the process of filming exciting new episodes of their ‘Hardcore Choppers Files’ series, which will be appearing online this spring.  The show focuses on the custom motorcycle industry, and gives viewers an in-depth look into the building process of these amazing hand-built machines. Be sure to check back often – new episodes will be posted soon!

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24 Mar

Hardcore Chopper Files – Stars & Stripes & Spokes Episode 3 Part 2

In episode 3 part 2, we will be taking you to Stars & Stripes & Spokes Memorial Day Rally in D.C.

Episode 3 Part 2:

23 Mar

Vintage Garage 01 – The Origin Of Motorcycles

Your host Crystal Milana explains the origin of motorcycles and how they came to be.

23 Mar

Tech Talk 01 – V-Rod Performance Upgrades

Dave Mathis shows us how to install some basic bolt-on performance modifications on this customer’s Harley Davidson V-Rod.

Once the bike is prepped and on the lift, with the old pipes and brackets removed – Dave will show us how to install the slip-on exhaust and check for correct fitment. Once the correct fitment has been established, tighten the clamp while making sure to avoid striping the threads. Power tools are optional, but will certainly speed up the process and make things easier for you!

After the clamp has been tightened, we move to the mounting bracket which uses OEM location – tightening these bolts to the included specs, make sure that everything lines up correctly and finish torquing the bolts.

With the exhaust installation completed, we can move our focus to correctly tuning the motorcycle’s fuel map to reflect the increased air flow allowed by the new exhaust system. We can do this by connecting a power commander tuning system to the bike’s power commander ECU and picking the closest map, or editing existing maps for further fine-tuning depending on how the bike ends up running out on the road.

After the tune has been uploaded and the “sent successfully” prompt appears, we can put everything back together and take it for a spin to see how everything works. 99% of the initial tunes work very well, but bikes with more extensive modifications can take more time to fine-tune for optimal performance.

Feel free to drop us a comment in the Tech Talk Forums if you have any questions on this episode!

-Dave Mathis

Head Tech – Hardcore Choppers

23 Mar

Hardcore Chopper Files – Datasol Episode 1 (parts 1&2)

In this episode, we explore the thought process behind the bike, and hold a brief design meeting with the team to discuss features that we would like the bike to have, as well as any design challenges that might face us during the build process.



23 Mar

Captain America

23 Mar

Hardcore Chopper Files – Stars & Stripes & Spokes Episode 4 Part 1

For episode 4 part 1, the crew continues to check out the Stars and Stripes and Spokes event in D.C.

Episode 4 Part 1:

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