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Make Your Motorcycle Faster, Go Further, & Roar Louder

Welcome to 2022!

I know we’re already looking forward to spring, but there is no better time than now for a project to get your bike ready for riding season. Thinking of a modification? Now is the time. Considering a complete rebuild? Get started soon to be ready for that April or May weather. Knowing your end goal, whether you want to go faster, further or be louder are things you need to consider when you head to your favorite motorcycle shop. Whatever you decide, we’re here to help you make it happen.

Increased Horsepower? We can do it.

There are several ways to increase your bike’s horsepower. We recommend starting in the following four areas:

Exhaust/ Air Intake.

After-market exhaust will reduce back pressure. This makes it easier for the engine to receive oxygen, which leads to more power at the wheels and even improves fuel economy.


Cams increase the cylinder pressure as the engine’s RPM’s rise. This is done by the scavenging effect from the valve timing and overlap in the cam, which raises the cylinder pressure and increases horsepower with RPM.

Increase Motors Cubic Inches.

There are only two ways to increase an engine’s cubic inches. You can bore it (engine boring increases the cylinder diameters) or you can stroke it (engine stroking increases the crankshaft stroke).

Dyno Tune.

A proper tune will help ensure maximum performance, durability and reliability. We can also tell from the graph if your motorcycle is running properly, wasting fuel, or is not up to its full potential. In addition, the graph will also show potential problems in the drivetrain which helps us better diagnose any issues you may be having or would be having in the future.

Drive the Dream

The whole key is to think about what you want your bike to do, how you want it to look, sound and perform. Some of the customizations we do include:

  • wheels and tires
  • handlebars and grips
  • seats and luggage
  • engines and turbos
  • pipes
  • lighting
  • sound
  • paint & graphics

We’re here for you. It’s important to talk to a professional when you’re upgrading your bike. Call or stop by with your ideas. We run monthly specials, so watch for savings on the parts you need. Plus, we watch for distributor discounts that we pass on to you. Schedule your appointment or stop by the shop to share your ideas and get a quote on customizing your ride!

Inffliction Addiction Art Show

Just put pic’s up, check out our photo gallery to see more from the Inffliction Addiction art show. Held at 2720 Cherokee st.  St. Louis.

A Closer Look at Chariots of Fire Customs

by Dennis Martin   |   As Found in Thunder Roads Magazine Volume 2 Issue 12 July 2007

The doors at Chariots of Fire Customs, LLC first opened back in March, 2005.  At that time the husband & wife team, Jan and Reine Knobbe, took a chance in creating an affordable shop with a service that cannot be compared to any other.  Now, almost 2 1/2 years later, their reputation required an expansion.  They are already thinking of expanding again.  Jan and Reine have been married now for 23 years and with their children, Marie and Jake, all grown up, the timing was right.  Marie is away at college.  Jake works at the shop and is going to paint school. Continue Reading →

Jeff Decker’s Lair

If you don’t know who Jeff Decker is, look him up and you’ll find a lot of really cool sculptures. He is the man behind the “hill climber” sculpture in front of the Harly museum. He owns many older bike’s and this video is a look into that collection. Enjoy 😉

Fall riding by Mr Jim

Reading Jake’s article in last month’s newsletter brought back memories of fall rides that  Miss Donna and I have taken, the people that we have met.  I love riding in the fall, the rainbow of colors and the crisp air are some of the best things in life. That means sometimes you get wet and cold, but still there can be good memories anyway. Continue Reading →

1/8 Scale Harley Knucklehead Engine

Yep, some guy did make a 1/8th scale model of a Knucklehead. Yes it does run. I think weird stuff like this finds me to be honest. I searched for knuckleheads and I got ’em. Just a lot smaller than what I was looking for. The guys name is Jerry Kieffer, and if you click on the pic it should link you to a model site, where you can see more pic’s of the 1/8th scale bike he’s working on. Different yes, waste of time? I’ll let you decide.


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