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Tips for a Successful Group Motorcycle Ride

Posted on 05 Nov 2018 in Powersports | 0 comments

Group motorcycle rides are some of the most freeing and powerful experiences that you can share with your fellow riders.  The feeling is truly intoxicating. You and your comrades cruise through the streets, bikes rumbling. Heads turn and jaws drop as you pass. But, group rides aren’t without their risks, and they can actually be more dangerous than riding alone if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s what brings us here today. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile the most important tips for group motorcycle riding. A group of riders in a staggered formation; you’ll hear more about that later.    Before You Start Riding… What we’re about to say next might have us sounding like a self-help book or a therapist, but just bear […]

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New Aftermarket Harley Wheels ’18

Posted on 02 Nov 2018 in Harley-Davidson, Powersports | 0 comments

When you consider buying aftermarket wheels for your Harley, you have one major choice to make: The choice between spoked wheels and one piece alloy wheels. The two might serve the same end goal, but each brings different strengths and weaknesses to the table. If you are in the market for some new Harley wheels, you are probably in the midst of making this decision right now. If that’s the case, then you are in the right place. We’ve taken our favorite new spoked and alloy wheels and compiled them right here so that we can share them with all of you wonderful people.    SPOKED WHEELS How long ago would you guess the spoked wheel was invented? We’re willing to bet that they are older than […]

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The Best Mountable Tech for your Motorcycle Handlebars

Posted on 31 Oct 2018 in Motorcycle, Powersports | 0 comments

As we near 20 years into the 21st century, it feels like the future is finally here. Touch screens are everywhere, Bluetooth is standard, voice controls can manage your entire home. Things look a lot different than they did 20 years ago. Unfortunately, too little of this wonderful tech seems to be appearing on our motorcycles. Too many stock motorcycles come bare, devoid of all of the wonderful tech that we’ve come to possess. But, just because the manufacturer doesn’t want to load down your bike with all of the latest tech, doesn’t mean that you can’t do it yourself. We’ve gone out and found all of our favorite additions to your motorcycle’s handlebars and dash. Welcome to the future. GPS   GPS technology has been around […]

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Cleaning Your Motorcycle Chain: A Step By Step Guide

Posted on 29 Oct 2018 in Powersports | 0 comments

Before we get started… Before you get ahead of yourself and put your nose to the grindstone, we want to make sure that a cleaning is what your motorcycle needs, and not a replacement. If your chain has become loose and has too much give, it might be time for a new one. If your sprocket has been worn down to round little nubs or is shaped like a wave, you probably need a new one. If you are going to be replacing either of these parts, there is no reason to clean them first. So, assuming that you’ve got that checked and you still plan on cleaning your current chain and sprocket, we’ll continue.   Step 1: Grab your Tools When we say tools, we mean […]

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Prepping Your Motorcycle for Cold Weather Riding

Posted on 19 Oct 2018 in Motorcycle, Powersports | 0 comments

For much of the USA, motorcycling is something of a 3 season activity. But, that doesn’t mean that people don’t try to battle the elements each year. Plenty of bikers would ride 365 days a year if they could. This pushing of the limits means less than ideal conditions each winter for all but the southern reaches of the continent. As the air chills, it goes from a warm, refreshing breeze, to a harsh, freezing bite that will leave your hands numb and your cheeks burning. If you are going to be out riding in the harsh conditions that fall and winter bring, then you need to be prepared. And guess what, it’s your lucky day; we’ve taken the first step for you. We’ve taken everything you […]

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The Latest and Greatest Bell Helmets

Posted on 08 Oct 2018 in Powersports | 0 comments

Originally founded as an auto parts store, Bell Auto Parts first appeared in 1923. It would be another 31 years, in 1954, before they produced their first helmet. You won’t hear much about Bell Auto Parts anymore, helmets have long since been their specialty. And through all of their years as helmet specialists, they have developed some of the industry’s highest quality helmets. The helmets you see here are the culmination of more than 60 years of R&D, and we are proud to present their newest and safest helmets to date. Eliminator Helmets The Eliminator line of helmets combine simple, sleek design with cutting edge technology to offer you some of the best head protection on the market. These helmets are outfitted with EPS speaker pockets, an […]

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