Love Jugs Electric Cooling Fans for Harley-Davidson

Aug 20, 2015 View Comments by

Helping Your Harley Keep Its Cool – Soon after I added a 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King FLHP to my small motorcycle fleet, I became aware of the amount of heat a 103ci V-twin could give off. Sitting at long traffic lights and inching along in city traffic in triple-digit temperatures had me wishing I was […]

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Review: Sidi Cobra Air Boots

May 24, 2015 View Comments by

Summer Track Boots that Work Great on the Street – Here in North Carolina winter seems to have broken. My lawn is starting to turn from brown to green, which means I’ll have to dust off the lawn mower soon, but it also means that riding season is finally here. Spring is coming and summer […]

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Review: BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket

Jan 26, 2015 View Comments by

Designed primarily for warm weather riding, The BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket has some added features that make it a viable option in cooler temps and wet weather as well. Constructed of 600 denier material (1200 in impact areas) with mesh inset panels, the jacket offers riders protection in the form of CE armor in […]

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Touring Tip: The Importance of Effective Wind Protection

Jan 09, 2015 View Comments by

The first visual clue that a motorcycle may be used for touring is the presence of a windscreen and/or other wind management devices. On the other hand, around town riders often eschew the look of a windscreen protruding above their handlebars. After a few months of riding my Suzuki cruiser back in the day I […]

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Buyers’ Guide: Motorcycle Tire Pumps

Jan 01, 2015 View Comments by

Keeping the Rubber Side Round They are one of the few pieces of motorcycle gear that you’d be happy never to use, but if you do find yourself needing a tire pump one day, you’ll be beyond happy you made the investment. Flat tires are an unfortunate fact of life for motorcyclists. Sooner or later […]

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Review: Joe Rocket Reactor 3.0 Mesh Jacket

Aug 25, 2014 View Comments by

Joe Rocket’s website lists the Reactor 3.0 as a hybrid mesh/leather jacket, but that’s not really true. This is a mesh jacket that has a few nice leather accents. Since it is a full mesh jacket, you may well imagine that the Reactor 3.0 offers excellent airflow and is ideal for hot summer riding weather, […]

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Windshields: A Blessing and a Curse

Jul 07, 2014 View Comments by

This time of year the last thing I want is protection from the wind. Here in the South daily high temperatures will most likely stay above 90 degrees for at least another two months. Pair that with our famous humidity and you’ve got a recipe for serious amounts of sweat. Last year around this time […]

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Review: MadStad Windshield System

Jan 12, 2014 View Comments by

Yamaha’s first-generation FZ-1 (FZS-1000 or Fazer 1000 in other markets), sold from 2001 through 2005 in the U.S., is a quick and affordable street bike that is surprisingly comfortable. There’s one problem though, the tiny windscreen barely provides any wind protection at all to the rider. Fortunately, MadStad offers several taller windshield sizes to fit […]

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