Author Archives: Steve Kastell

About Steve Kastell

Born in 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, I currently live in Manalapan New Jersey. My day job is implementing and managing the systems that run large companies. Currently I work for a medical device company based out of Boston. I have an undergraduate degree in Business from SUNY Albany and a MBA in Finance from NYU. Like many of you I rode as a kid, both dirt bikes and street bikes and then was interrupted by school, work and family. I added to my time away by living in NYC for four or five years and Divorce. I love Muscle Cars and Bikes, Harley-Davidsons, Duks and BMWs top my wish list. I current own a Harley Davidson Softail Deuce thats been considerably changed from the way Harley shipped it and I'm shopping for a BMS K1200R. A decent amount of success has lead me back to my passion - writing about cars and bikes and I'd like to do more of what I like now that most of the family can stand on their own two feet. I'm very capable. My dad owned 3 gas stations and I learned about cars from him and bikes from Joey Pitch in the back. I worked my way through college in Uncle Mikes Auto parts store (Everything Automotive on CIA for you Brooklyn kids). I built a 55 Chevy 150 coupe from scratch amongst a number of other projects in my time and have done much of the work on my bikes throughout the years. Most of my friends think I know more about bikes and cars than anyone they've met and I love to hear that. Would love to hear from you at nine11c2@gmail.com or nine11c2 on twitter. I'd love to hear about things you'd like to see on Classic Harley..

Harley-Davidson MooGlide

This may not fit the definition of “Classic” but it’s a very important bike to me.  A Mooglide was the first Harley-Davidson I ever rode. To make my long story short, I had ridden as a kid, Honda’s, Kow’s, etc. … Continue reading

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Harley 8 Valve Racer..

I wanted to share some additional research I’d found about a beautiful and rare Harley that I learned about because I saw a beautiful picture.  The bike is an 8 valve Harley racer.  In the pictures I’d seen, what makes … Continue reading

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Harley Davidson’s Forgotten WWII Motorcycle – the XA

I was researching a post on Police Harley-Davidsons, when I ran across what may be one of the rarest Harley-Davidsons. Harley-Davidsons were the main General Purpose vehicle of the US Army in WWI and many other US Army actions, such … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s First Land Speed Record

A large part of the reason Harley-Davidson is the leading US Motorcycle manufacturer after more than 100 years was its early reputation of reliability and speed established by many racing and hill climb successes. Walter Davidson himself won the 7th … Continue reading

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