Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

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Biltwell Gringo helmets at Motorcycle Storehouse

Biltwell Gringo helmets

Now, you can call these classic, vintage or whatever you like but these Gringo’s are basically the full face helmets we all used to wear in the 70’s when topping-out our bikes at speeds previously unknown to men! Yeah, the older you get, the better you were. 

All you need is a more or less classic bike and before you finished strapping that helmet to your chin the instantaneous built-in time warp will have brought you back to the 70's. For a modern day EC approval a helmet needs to be large to contain the required shock absorbing material between the helmet shell and the riders head. 

These are true classics and therefore impossible to make with an EC approval, unless you have a head the size of an orange. The Biltwell Gringo, however, does in fact still meet the American safety standards of DOT approval, which means it is approved in the USA for use on 'public roads & highways'. Available in XS to XXL sizes, all in Gloss Vintage White, Gloss Black, Flat Black, Flat Titanium or Gloss Hazard Orange. 

Contact your Motorcycle Storehouse dealer 
for more information on the infamous Biltwell Gringo Helmet.

vrijdag 27 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren

S&S - How Strong Are Your Flywheels?

S&S Cycle three-piece flywheels

S&S Cycle has identified the need for stronger flywheels in v-twin engines with performance modifications. The crankpin/flywheel joint in production Harley flywheel assemblies was not designed to handle the increased power, so the stock flywheels tend to shift out of true.

To deal with this issue S&S Cycle is now producing three-piece flywheel assemblies with integral sprocket and pinion shafts, an all-new connecting rod, and a larger crankpin. The company states that the new assemblies are a vast improvement over stock, and are even superior to its own flywheels produced previously.

The heat-treated 4140 material is claimed to be not only harder than stock but also 114 percent stronger. This superior material eliminates the need for thrust washers, further increasing the contact area between the flywheel and crankpin for a stronger joint.
In addition, a larger 1.671in diameter crankpin and tighter press fit yield more clamping area and increased crank-pin clamping force. Integral mainshafts eliminate two potential points of weakness. Reduced mainshaft deflection at high rpm produces less vibration and reduced piston and rod side thrusting, which prevents oil pump damage. Vibration is also reduced through consistent balance and precision machining to produce truer flywheels. They are trued to less than .0005" TIR. Upgraded S&S rod bearings have 20 rollers for greater load capacity than the 18 roller bearings used in stock engines.

S&S Cycle is making the new three-piece flywheels in two styles and a variety of strokes to fit '99-'06 and '07-'14 Harley-Davidson big twins (balanced and unbalanced models). Both styles of flywheels are also now standard equipment in S&S T-Series engines and Hot Set Up Kit® applications for these year groups. The new S&S flywheels can be used with Timken® sprocket shaft bearings or with the stock '03-later straight roller bearings. S&S highly recommends a Timken conversion for performance engines.


donderdag 26 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren