Touring Tip: Top Five Touring Accessories

Mar 13, 2015 View Comments by

Some bikes come with all of the touring accessories a rider could possibly want, but for many of us our bike requires a few additions. Having gone on many multi-day tours, I’ve developed a top five list in order of my own personal preference: A Comfortable Seat: It’s hard to imagine any other component on […]

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Online Retailers Cheap Cycle Parts and Competition Accessories Join Forces

Feb 01, 2015 View Comments by

Known for supplying virtually any part for any motorcycle, www.cheapcycleparts.com has been the DIY motorcyclist’s go-to for OEM and aftermarket parts since 2006. Competition Accessories, on the other hand, has been selling a wide variety of motorcycle gear and apparel, including their own in-house brands Sliders and Aeromoto, since 1961. The two motorcycle-focused E-commerce sites […]

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Spark Artu’ Balaclava

Dec 22, 2012 View Comments by

Made in Italy and distributed in the U.S. by Advanced Motorcycle Gear, the Spark clothing company produces a variety of high-end motorcycle clothing and accessories. One of these is the Artu’ Balaclava. The business part of the Artu’ (the area covering the chin and neck) is made from Spark’s trademark “Windless” material, and the fabric […]

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Four New Custom Accessories From the Motor Company

Dec 12, 2012 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson has four new items from its Genuine Motor Accessories collection to make riding and servicing your Hog more enjoyable. In the engine compartment, Screamin’ Eagle Tappets are designed to provide reliable service in Harley Twin Cam and Sportster engines when operating with high-lift cams, high-rpm applications, and high-pressure valve springs. Needle bearing size is […]

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Clearwater Voltage Sentry

Dec 11, 2011 View Comments by

Whether it’s a GPS, heated grips, heated seat, heated clothing, a radar detector, auxiliary lights or any one of the numerous other aftermarket electronic devices you’ve added to your bike, they all increase the draw on your motorcycle’s charging system. Because my 2006 Kawasaki KLR has a less than robust charging system, I’ve relied on […]

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KLR 650 1986-07 Adventure Touring Wind Screen

Jul 20, 2011 View Comments by

TCI Products (a division of Turbo City) is offering an innovative new touring wind screen for model-specific first-generation Kawasaki KLRs. It provides improved wind protection over stock and many other aftermarket products. The TCI screen mounts to a sturdy metal bracket on the headlight bezel; the stock piece is not removed. Air funneling through the […]

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PressurePro Motorcycle Tire Monitor

Apr 12, 2011 View Comments by

A slow leak in a tire can ruin your whole day — or worse! All too often, the first indication of pressure loss occurs when you lean into a corner and lose control of your bike. We recently tried out a PressurePro Moto Monitor system, which constantly checks tire pressure and alerts the rider before […]

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Zero Gravity Windscreen

Mar 26, 2011 View Comments by

When I rode my Kawasaki KLR650 for the first time on the highway, I was bothered by the tiny stock windscreen , which spoiled long rides on an otherwise freeway-capable bike. The wind blast was directed at the lower edge of my helmet, which created a loud roar at highway speeds, along with some buffeting. […]

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MotoMojo Electric Seat Heater Installation

Mar 24, 2011 View Comments by

A heated seat is one of those things that sounds superfluous…until you actually need it. Years ago, the first time I heard of an electrically heated motorcycle seat, I scoffed at the idea. That opinion stuck until I got to try one on a long, bone-chilling winter ride; that’s all it took to make me […]

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