Part # 1001-25 (1925) OR 1001-26 (1926-28) COMPLETE EXHAUST SYSTEM. Includes two header pipes, muffler body and both front and mid hanger clamps. Since the 2 systems differ only by exhaust cutout our die team decided to produce both versions simultaneously. No expense was spared to faithfully reproduce the same quality exhaust that was designed and manufactured by Harley Davidson during the 1925 to 28 JD model years.
Correct gauge tubing has been formed and indexed to the exact contours necessary to weave above the cross shaft, under the transmission starter crank and between the wheel and rear stand with all proper clearances.
Header pipes fit precisely to the exhaust port and drop perfectly into their receivers, the rear head pipe fits dead center between the cylinder and cam chest.
Cutouts are detailed as per originals for the 2 respective models and work as intended.
Front hanger nipple is firmly welded into place and the hanger bracket is formed properly for a solid attachment. Mid mount has spot welded thread block as original and tail crimp is riveted precisely as OEM original it has been copied from.
Stage Seven & Day off
Written by Felicia Morgan
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:08
This day, John reports, will be a “neat” day’s ride. Our band of weary riders will cruise through the Badlands National Park and Rapid Valley to lunch in Rapid City, South Dakota before things get really interesting.
Riders will be awed as they get the opportunity to spend a half hour sightseeing at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the epic granite sculpture that serves as an inspiring shrine to Democracy. The mountain carvings of four out-standing presidents of the United States, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, are 500-feet up and the faces are 60-feet high. The entire memorial covers 1,278 acres and riders will be cautious as they keep an eye out for the roaming wildlife of the area.
We will travel through the illustrious Black Hills, which provides the backdrop for Mt. Rushmore, before we ride through the famous frontier town of Deadwood on the way to the finish in the world-renowned biker Mecca of Sturgis. At day’s end we have been invited to the Glencoe Camp Resort for a relaxing evening of dinner and camaraderie as we wind down from the road and look forward to a day of rest. Glencoe offers over 600-acres of camping possibilities, including RV spaces, cabins, and tent camping at the well appointed resort.
Rest Day : September 14~The group will have a well-deserved day off on this day. The city will block off Main Street in the afternoon so riders can display their bikes and meet the public before they are hosted to an evening meal by the City of Sturgis.
Written by Felicia Morgan
Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:23
Leaving the beautiful Spirit Lake and charming Okoboji Inn will be bittersweet as riders ready themselves to cross into South Dakota for this day, which brings us one day closer to a day off. In the morning we will cross the Big Sioux River which serves as the stateline between Iowa and South Dakota. The Big Sioux is a tributary to the Missouri River where Lewis and Clark launched their expedition.
On May 4, 1804 Merriwether Lewis, William Clark and 40 men known as the Corps of Discovery set out to map the geography of the river as well as study the animals and plant life in order to find a “direct and practicable water communication across this continent.” It was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific coast undertaken by the United States. During the expedition the Corps recorded 178 species of plants, 122 different animals, and 50 Indian tribes, many of whom had never seen a white man. By September 23, 1806 the team arrived home after traveling 8,000 miles.
The farmlands of northern Iowa will give way to the ranch lands of South Dakota as we make our way to the evening stop in Murdo, South Dakota, which will be the first city on this tour to sponsor the Motorcycle Cannonball.
After a day covering 326-miles, we will arrive to a hosted dinner at the Pioneer Auto Museum. The city of Murdo’s Chamber of Commerce will join with the museum to sponsor our dinner. Established in 1954, the family owned Pioneer Auto Museum is a remarkable display of over 250 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles as well as some wacky (the hot rod manure spreader comes to mind) and extraordinary items to catch the eye. Our overnight stay will also be in the city of Murdo, South Dakota.
Written by Felicia Morgan
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 18:06
Today’s rather unremarkable course will have riders going either due west or due north with no slants, no hills and no curves. It will be 279-miles of very flat terrain through the farm country of northern Iowa. John tells us we will see lots of cornfields.
Our midday stop will be in the town of Mason City, which is the childhood home and inspiration for the 1957 musical comedy, “Music Man,” written by Meredith Wilson. Mason City Harley-Davidson, the Midwest motorcycle legend dealership that was established in 1972, will provide lunch for the riders.
Indian Motorcycles will host dinner in our overnight city of Spirit Lake. The town, located on the western shore of the east Okoboji Lake in the Iowa Great Lakes region, is a quaint community built around the beautiful lake. A remnant of the ice age, the lake is essentially a large glacial pothole that provides a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities as well as great fishing. The local bullheads are known to be tenacious fighters when hooked. Our day will conclude at the quaint Inn at Okoboji.
Originally constructed in 1896, this historic Inn is such a comfortable facility in a relaxed atmosphere that we are certain riders will find themselves wishing they could linger a few days more on the shores of the scenic lake. The resort offers an entire host of amenities including watercraft rentals from the marina, indoor-outdoor pools and hot tubs, swimming from one of their 3 docks, a gift shop, restaurant, bar, and even a family playground and nine-hole golf course. Once our group drops their kickstands on the grounds of this unique and charming property, we may have trouble getting them back in the saddle the next morning.
White knuckle, The Story of The Motorcycle Cannonball
Written by Lonnie Isam
Friday, 29 June 2012 05:50
Ride along with Hot Rod Builder and Award Winning Filmmaker Brian Darwas as he travels coast to coast on the ultimate antique motorcycle endurance run, “The Motorcycle Cannonball”.
Witness as these bikes are pushed past their limits! Get an upfront look at parking lot engine rebuilds! and watch as the top guys in the motorcycle industry machine parts in the back of their vans to keep their bikes on the road, and in the race!
“I followed some friends as they rode on the first Motorcycle Cannonball. The run was all pre-1916 motorcycles. Some were single cylinder engines, some had no transmissions (just a belt and a tensioner). They started in Kitty Hawk, NC and rode clear across the country to Santa Monica, CA. Literally "Coast to Coast", on all secondary roads, no highways! . . and since I like to witness pain and suffering I tagged along and made a movie about the trip.” - Brian Darwas
Directors's Bio: Brian Darwas is a well know fixture in the Hot Rod community, and the Award Winning Director of both "The Road to Bonneville" and "A Sweet Sickness: The Flathead Movie" Building traditional hot rods since around the age of eighteen, Brian has been digging up old steel and turning it into hot rods over on the East Coast for nearly a decade. During this time Brian has turned out a number of cars, none of which have ever failed to impress even the most jaded Hot Rod Aficionado.
Aside from building traditional hot rods as a member of The Rumblers Car Club in New York City, Brian has also traveled the world as a musician, most notably playing bass guitar in the New York City based Street Punk/Rock 'n Roll band "The Disasters".
Stage 4: September 10~This will be our shortest day yet. With a mere 215-miles to cover, we will have a more relaxed day with a less hectic route. After a nice start in Milwaukee, riders will spend the morning navigating the network grid through southern Wisconsin farm country before we arrive for a casual lunch at the famous Kutter Harley-Davidson dealership. Located in Munroe, Wisconsin, Kutter has received several awards including the coveted Gold Bar and Shield Circle of Excellence award and has been voted #1 Harley-Davidson dealership in the U.S.
With a population of just under 11,000, the city of Monroe covers just 4.3-miles and still has a small town feel that denotes a friendly atmosphere. Nestled among the lush green rolling countryside of southwestern Wisconsin, the town is recognized as the Swiss Cheese Capital of the United States due to early settler’s cheese making during the 1800s and area cheese plants still take pride in making European styled cheeses. Our stop in this quaint berg will be short before we strike out for the afternoon ride where we cross the mighty Mississip’ before entering Iowa.
The Mississippi-Missouri River combination is one of the world’s largest river systems in size, habitat diversity and biological productivity and ranks fourth in length behind the Nile, Amazon and Yangtzee rivers. It is the third longest river in America, flowing entirely within the U.S. Originating at Lake Itasca in Minnesota, the great Mississippi River winds its way through the center of the continental United States before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico and is bound by 31 states. At it’s narrowest stretch, the river is between 20-30 feet wide but opens up to its widest at 11-miles. At the headwaters the surface speed of the river is around 1.2-miles an hour, while near New Orleans it flows an average of 3-miles an hour.
After a quick trip across Iowa farm country we will arrive at the famous National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa. Founded in 1989, this diverse museum houses some very significant antique motorcycles, many on loan from private collectors, and the displays will certainly capture our group’s attention. Our evening will be spent enjoying a hosted dinner among the impressive compilation of motorcycle memorabilia, vintage toys, posters and machines. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to get involved in the member-supported organization and can sign up by going to www.nationalmcmuseum.org/membership
Written by Felicia Morgan
Monday, 18 June 2012 15:18
Stage 3: September 9~Third day’s a charm as the excitement of the activities for this day will have everyone anxious to hit the road early. Riders will make a quick trip down major U.S. highways across the “flat” country of southern Michigan to keep an appointment with an elegant lady on the lake.
At a precisely arranged time on Sunday, our group will board for an exciting aquatic adventure. We will be crossing Lake Michigan on a 192-foot, 148-ton high-speed auto/passenger ferry that is reserved for Motorcycle Cannonball participants only. The ultra-modern Lake Express is an aluminum hulled catamaran built in Mobile, Alabama capable of reaching speeds of 40 mph. Launched in 2004, the vessel is powered by 4 MTU Detroit Diesel 4000 engines producing 3000 hp each which drive four independent Rolls-Royce Kamewa water jets and will accommodate riders and their motorcycles for the 2 ½ hour trip from Muskegon, MI to Milwaukee, WI. Support crews, however, will have to drive the distance around the lake utilizing the interstate through Chicago.
In order to accommodate this many motorcycles, the Lake Express crew will convert the deck of their ship in order to properly secure the machines. Riders will have an opportunity to relax and enjoy each other’s company as they are transported in complete comfort across the only one of the five Great Lakes that is located entirely within the U.S.
Bound by four states, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, Lake Michigan is second largest of the lakes by volume and third by surface area. The word “Michigan” is believed to have come from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning “great water,” is only slightly smaller than the entire state of West Virginia, and its extensive southern and eastern beaches are often compared to those of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Referred to as the “third coast” of the U.S., the soft sands along the shores of Lake Michigan are high in quartz content and make a “squeaking” sound when walked on. Dunes reach several hundred feet high along the shores of the lake and make up the largest freshwater sand dune system in the world. Beaches along the northernmost and east coast, however, are rocky. The stark difference between the coastlines is based partly on the prevailing winds from the west, which also causes thick layers of ice to build on the eastern shores during the winter.
Our trip for the day will have us arriving for an extravagant reception finish at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In a world-class design, the museum houses 450 motorcycles and artifacts dating back to some of the oldest known Harley-Davidsons. Exciting stories and displays of extraordinary people, history, and products surrounding the Harley culture are found at the space designed by Pentagram Architects and we are welcome to tour the facility as our pack of vintage motorcycles rest on their stands. After an adventurous day covering 301-miles, we will be surrounded by motorcycle history as we enjoy a relaxing hosted dinner. Harley-Davidson Museum website
Written by Felicia Morgan
Thursday, 07 June 2012 16:15
Stage 2: September 8~Day two’s mileage necessitates a sunrise start and will make for a long day for the group. Riders will experience a variety of terrain with the morning spent riding through the wooded Allegheny Mountains, which makes up part of the vast Appalachian Mountain range that expands through the eastern United States and into Canada. The Alleghenies run through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and comprises the rugged western-central portion of the Appalachians.
We will pass the Allegheny Reservoir, also known as the Kansua Lake, that spans the border between Pennsylvania and New York. Controlled by the Kinzua Dam that was constructed in 1965, the lake is 24-miles long and when full covers 21,180-acres. The building of the dam caused the destruction of two towns, the disillusionment of a third, and the flooding of some of the Seneca Nation’s tribal land. Natives were forced to relocate. Authorized by the flood control acts of 1936 and 1938, the reservoir is one of 16 flood control projects in Pennsylvania and is surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest and State Park and the Seneca Nation’s Reservation in New York.
The afternoon will be spent crossing into Ohio and riding through the farm country of northeast Ohio. The group will spend a 62-mile stretch riding on the freeway through the metropolitan Cleveland area. Emerging on the other side, riders will travel along the shore of the majestic Lake Erie. We will overnight in Sandusky, Ohio after traveling a total of 320 miles for the day.
Cannonballer Scott Jacobs to appear on ABC this Sunday
Written by Lonnie Isam
Thursday, 31 May 2012 18:36
WORLD-RENOWNED ARTIST SCOTT JACOBS AND DAUGHTER ALEXA LEAVE SAN DIEGO AND HEAD EAST TO A CITY IN NEED, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC’S “SECRET MILLIONAIRE,” SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Acclaimed Actor Blair Underwood Joins the Show This Season as Narrator
“Scott and Alexa Jacobs: Newark, New Jersey” -- “Secret Millionaire” is a one-hour alternative series that follows some of America’s most successful business people as they spend a week in the country’s poorest areas and ultimately gift deserving members of those communities with hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money. In the Season Premiere episode, millionaire and world-renowned artist Scott Jacobs and his sheltered 18-year-old daughter, Alexa, leave behind their family and lavish lifestyle in San Diego to spend six days in Newark, New Jersey – an American city in need – to search for those most in need of financial help. While there, father and daughter will attempt to survive on less than $75 during their week-long visit, while volunteering their time to worthy charitable organizations and searching their hearts to determine how much of their own fortune to gift the community heroes they meet. “Secret Millionaire” premieres SUNDAY, JUNE 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Scott Jacobs came from humble beginnings and learned early on that success is undeniably linked to hard work and perseverance. In high school his creative side was jumpstarted when he was persuaded to become the artist for the school newspaper, an area in which he showed great talent that would re-emerge later in life. Scott understood that to follow his dreams he had to control his own destiny, so at the age of 19 he became one of the youngest ever owners of an art gallery. This sweat equity would translate into a successful business and enable him to take major leaps in a career that continues to the present day.
Later in life, when Scott’s wife, Sharon, gave him a paint set as a gift, the creative juices began to flow again and, as in high school, he began to draw and paint some of the things that interested him, like motorcycles and cars. At an art show in New York, he came a step closer to becoming a recognized artist with a couple of Harley-Davidson paintings that garnered a lot of public attention, as well as the attention of Harley-Davidson, which in 1993 made him their first-ever officially licensed artist. As interest in his Photo-Realist paintings grew, Scott expanded his repertoire to include wine and spirits still-lifes, classic cars and lifestyle imagery. His art now hangs in museums, galleries and private collections in more than 60 countries.
Scott’s career has also enabled him to live up to the values of taking personal responsibility and giving back to one’s community; over the last 30 years, he has contributed both time and money to numerous charities, and he intends to continue helping others, which he finds one of the most rewarding things in life.
Based on the hit UK series of the same name, each episode of “Secret Millionaire” follows one of America's most successful business people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Their mission is to discover deserving individuals who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately encourage others to do the same. Throughout this incredible, life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires attempt to remain undiscovered, coming face to face with extraordinary people battling the odds every day of their lives. On the final day, in an emotional and dramatic climax, they reveal their true identities. Ultimately, the millionaires each give away a great deal of their own money, changing lives forever and encouraging others to keep giving back.
The Grand Start
Written by Felicia Morgan
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 17:04
Grand Start/Stage 1: Friday, September 7: Starting day for the heavily anticipated tour will find the Cannonball group gathered at the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, New York with a full day of motorcycling ahead of them. The museum, which houses over 350 examples of vintage motorcycles-most of them Indians-will host our Grand Start reception. Competitors will gather at the line in anxious expectation of the official green flag and dash off into the heat of battle as they work their way across these great United States.
Following specific course instructions, riders will jockey their time machines for 211-miles across two states. The route will take them past such notable landmarks as Max Yasgur’s farm where the famous 1969 Woodstock concert was held and the Tunkhannock Viaduct, a 240-foot tall concrete deck bridge that was called the “eighth wonder of the world” when it was first constructed 97-years ago. The 2,375-foot structure consists of ten 180’ arches and two 100’ partially filled abutment arches. Completed in 1915, the majestic bridge took 1,140 tons of steel and 167,000 cubic tons of concrete to build.
The group will pass the Delaware River which serves, in part, as the border between New York state and Pennsylvania. The route also crosses the Susquehanna River. At 464-miles, the Susquehanna is the longest river in the continental United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean and the longest without commercial boat traffic. This river passes through three states: New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
After a long eventful day, the ride will end in the quaint town of Wellsboro, PA. Settled in 1806, this historic borough was once a major shipping point for the area and is considered home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The nearby Pine Creek Gorge, a product of the last Ice Age, has been etched out over time by the 87.2-mile long Pine Creek, leaving a 1,450-deep ravine that is 4,000-feet wide rim-to-rim. Protected by the state, the river is designated as a Scenic River of Pennsylvania.