Content © 2012-2017 by American IronHorse Owners Organization.  Use of AIH Logo Licensed by American Ironhorse, LLC
Guest Author -  Ross Caminiti;  Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2015
How Could I Resist ... I Had to Slap Myself! My name is Ross Caminiti and my brother, Paul Caminiti, and I run “Dream Machines” - a workshop in Melbourne Australia.  We have been importing American Cars with our Father, Alf Caminiti, since 1987.  Together we have a passion for anything American, and collectively always look for something new when my brother stumbled across American Ironhorse bikes.  The very first one I laid my eyes on was the 2007 Slammer!   WOW, this is something I had to have.  So we went through the usual hoops to source one of these babies and comply it to Australian standards.  We found a 2007 in Black and proceeded to get this thing into the country.  MY GOD, were my first words, What a bike....   From there I got a bad itch to know more about the company and the bikes.   We started selling with one bike and ended up with all the models, except for the LSC and slowly phased out the Tejas which were slow sellers because of the hardtail.  The brand was a hit here but not much was known about the company, and because they were out of business made it hard to get any information on them.   I did hours upon hours of research online.  What also happened was I then needed parts!!!  I found a seller on eBay, of all places, and become very good friends with Brian Morrow.  Brian supplies almost all of my parts inventory except what I find online through a few other sellers who I also deal with.  I bought all the test equipment and books I needed.   At one time I was buying up everything I found and even sending them for special paint jobs if I didn’t like the graphics!!  Through Brian I met Jeff Long who still now paints my bikes.  We all have an excellent working relationship and have no problem locating anything I need.   Brian was the guy that hooked me up with the Texas Anniversary “Serial Number 1” bike.  How could I resist?  I almost let it go but I had to slap myself and just fork out the money to get hold of it.  The bike had less than 20 miles on it.  In fact when I got it, the bike had no oil or battery.  It is still like it was in 2006 when it came off the floor, with the QC inspection stickers that still remain on the headlight!   “Number 1” remains in my collection still in the same condition as i got it. I can’t bare to ride it so I will pass it on if I find a buyer at the right price.   We have had some top AIH bikes pass through here including the VERY last Slammer that rolled off the line in 2009, “#3”, and one of the 3 EFI outlaws ever produced.  I was also offered “Project X” but declined.   I still sell these bikes today and I still love the brand.  I think at last count I’m up to over 200 bikes.  I was told that I am possibly the only guy working on these bikes full time in the world.  Crazy to think, but it could be true ... I don’t know. But I will say I get a lot of guys asking me questions about problems, paint codes, and anything AIH. I am on the forums and try to help anyone I can.  I set up with a buddy “American Ironhorse Australia” on facebook. It exploded to over 10,000 likes in just a few months and is still going strong.  Anyone can contact me there. There is so much more I could say ... only that I love the bikes and I know AIH won’t be back which is sad.   But for anyone that still owns one, I know they enjoy the ride like me.  Keep cruzin ...   Regards, Ross “Dream Machines”
ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION OWNERS OWNERS For All American Ironhorse Motorcycle Owners
Guest Authors
© 2012-2017   American IronHorse Owners Organization Use of AIH Logo Licensed by American Ironhorse, LLC 
Guest Author -  Ross Caminiti;  Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia January 1, 2015
How Could I Resist ... I Had to Slap Myself! My name is Ross Caminiti and my brother, Paul Caminiti, and I run “Dream Machines” - a workshop in Melbourne Australia.  We have been importing American Cars with our Father, Alf Caminiti, since 1987.  Together we have a passion for anything American, and collectively always look for something new when my brother stumbled across American Ironhorse bikes.  The very first one I laid my eyes on was the 2007 Slammer!   WOW, this is something I had to have.  So we went through the usual hoops to source one of these babies and comply it to Australian standards.  We found a 2007 in Black and proceeded to get this thing into the country.  MY GOD, were my first words, What a bike....   From there I got a bad itch to know more about the company and the bikes.   We started selling with one bike and ended up with all the models, except for the LSC and slowly phased out the Tejas which were slow sellers because of the hardtail.  The brand was a hit here but not much was known about the company, and because they were out of business made it hard to get any information on them.   I did hours upon hours of research online.  What also happened was I then needed parts!!!  I found a seller on eBay, of all places, and become very good friends with Brian Morrow.  Brian supplies almost all of my parts inventory except what I find online through a few other sellers who I also deal with.  I bought all the test equipment and books I needed.   At one time I was buying up everything I found and even sending them for special paint jobs if I didn’t like the graphics!!  Through Brian I met Jeff Long who still now paints my bikes.  We all have an excellent working relationship and have no problem locating anything I need.   Brian was the guy that hooked me up with the Texas Anniversary “Serial Number 1” bike.  How could I resist?  I almost let it go but I had to slap myself and just fork out the money to get hold of it.  The bike had less than 20 miles on it.  In fact when I got it, the bike had no oil or battery.  It is still like it was in 2006 when it came off the floor, with the QC inspection stickers that still remain on the headlight!   “Number 1” remains in my collection still in the same condition as i got it. I can’t bare to ride it so I will pass it on if I find a buyer at the right price.   We have had some top AIH bikes pass through here including the VERY last Slammer that rolled off the line in 2009, “#3”, and one of the 3 EFI outlaws ever produced.  I was also offered “Project X” but declined.   I still sell these bikes today and I still love the brand.  I think at last count I’m up to over 200 bikes.  I was told that I am possibly the only guy working on these bikes full time in the world.  Crazy to think, but it could be true ... I don’t know. But I will say I get a lot of guys asking me questions about problems, paint codes, and anything AIH. I am on the forums and try to help anyone I can.  I set up with a buddy “American Ironhorse Australia” on facebook. It exploded to over 10,000 likes in just a few months and is still going strong.  Anyone can contact me there. There is so much more I could say ... only that I love the bikes and I know AIH won’t be back which is sad.   But for anyone that still owns one, I know they enjoy the ride like me.  Keep cruzin ...   Regards, Ross “Dream Machines”
ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION OWNERS OWNERS
Guest Authors