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Motorcycles, Electronics, and Upgrades — Considerations and “How to do it Right”

This entry started from a posting I contributed to on the HDForums site. I decided to expand upon the various talking points there into a more full-fledged discussion about the hows, whys, and considerations of adding electronic gadgets to your ride. My experience involves a 2016 Harley-Davidson Heritage, so specific examples in this post may involve this particular maker and model. Let me add here, early, that I welcome suggestions or criticisms of any of the information I’ve posted here.…

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How Many Miles Is A Lot For A Motorcycle?

Your motorcycle has traveled a lot of miles. You’ve taken it through every highway and byway you can imagine. But how many miles is considered a lot for a motorcycle? And could it also be time to make a change (i.e.–oil change).? Let’s dive in a little deeper about your motorcycle’s mileage, what you can do when it reaches a certain point, and exactly how many miles constitutes “a lot” for a motorcycle. How Many Miles Is A Lot For…

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The Existential Pleasures of Fixing Things

Defective oil pressure sensor. An inexpensive part that sidelined an expensive standby generator, but if you replace it yourself, you save the service call charges and there’s no waiting for the repairman. Recently, our power went out. About ten seconds later the lights came back on when our standby generator fired up, so I went about my business working on The Kneeslider. Then a couple of minutes later, the lights went out again, but this time, they stayed out. That…

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Ducati Riding Experience Is Coming To America

Ducati is calling all of you Multistrada and adventure riders who would like to be a part of the legendary Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) Enduro program. The DRE, which has been held only in Europe up to this point, will be coming to the Flying Iron Horse Ranch in Utah this June, and space is limited so sign up fast because you never know if or when it will be back in the States again. This two-day, hands-on training program…

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EPPD: Dozens of arrests made during motorcycle gang crackdown on Cinco de Mayo weekend — Bikernet Blog

  EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Police made 35 arrests and issued 118 citations during a Cinco de Mayo crackdown on motorcycle gangs. Police released the figures Tuesday in response to an ABC-7 request for information. Several ABC-7 staffers and viewers noticed police pulling over groups of motorcyclists during the entire Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend. The three day operation from May 2nd to May 5th was “conducted in response to the large number of outlaw motorcycle gang members…

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Beautiful Day In Flagstaff Arizona • 05-18-2019

Taking a break and a nap in my ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest hammock from the Overland Expo on a beautiful day at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff Arizona! Overland Expo: https://www.overlandexpo.comMap: https://goo.gl/maps/NrxHkkt7c1Yits3U9 Fort Tuthill County Park:http://coconino.az.gov/279/Fort-Tuthill-County-ParkMap: https://goo.gl/maps/BdyhjGmywVtZCtEE7 ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest hammock:https://amzn.to/30sNfCx Riding For A Cure Where In The Hell Is Lone Star Rider? • Get a T-Shirt • Blog • Youtube • Photography Lone Star BBQ Trail • FaceBook • Twitter • Instagram • Pinterest • Google+ • Patreon Roadtrippers • Find Me Spot • All Trails • My Amazon Shop Send Stuff To My Address: Rex…

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Paradise, California Fire Lawyer to handle your losses Related to the Paradise Fire

November 19, 2018, For Immediate Release. The Law office of Norman Gregory Fernandez, a California law firm, will immediately begin to help victims of the Paradise Fire Disaster that has ravaged Paradise, California, and other areas in and around Paradise, by providing expert legal assistance. It has been reported that PG&E, the utility that handles the local area, reported a fire due to faulty equipment right before the fire broke out, and it is more likely than not that PG&E…

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FAMILY AFFAIR – ‘Zeus’ Drag Bike

Photography by Tadashi Kono Growing up as a kid, Kevin Busch always looked up to his Grandfather. You see, his Grandfather was a mechanic, fabricator and engine builder who had a passion for going fast. He used to build drag bikes in the 1950s and his JAP drag bike was one of his favourite builds, built and raced by him and few of his friends until 1960. “After 1960 the bike was taken apart as they had all moved onto…

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2018 Review Indian Dark Horse Chietain

Another riding season is upon us and needless to say I am super stoked to be riding the Indian Dark Horse Chieftain again and it is time for the 2018 Review Indian Dark Horse Chieftain.I arrived at Cycleworks Motorsports in Calgary on April 28,2018 to pick up the bike, Vince pulled my bike out into the middle of the showroom.I sat on it immediately and noticed the 2018 model had a few different features than the 2017.Vince and I were…

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New Editions | Zen Motorcyclist®

The article New Editions by Bud Miller was originally published on the “RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel” magazine website on 1/10/2019. “Your heart and my heart are very old friends.” —Hafiz A few years ago I wrote a column titled Four Legs, Two Wheels and a Grateful Heart (July/Aug ’15), in which I spoke of a new motorcycle and a new housemate (my dog Spud) that both came to me during a time when I was broken, physically and emotionally.…

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Indian FTR 1200 Sport Video Review | | Motorcycle Reviews, Forums, and News

Buzz came back from the FTR press launch in Mexico all smiles. He said this bike was amazing, had a great time riding it and was blow away by the capability of the machine. We’ll be running his full new bike ride & review in issue 377 of American Iron, that hits newsstands on June 25. Here’s a quick video review Buzz did of the FTR 1200 S on location. Yeah, that’s our Editor in Chief putting a knee down…

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Off brief, on trend: A Yard Built XSR700 from Hookie

Any designer knows: sometimes you need to give your client what they need, rather than what they’ve asked for. When Yamaha asked Hookie Co. to customize an XSR700 for the Yard Built program, the brief was “Playful, sporty and classic.” Not feeling the throwback vibe, the Dresden-based team decided to build something modern—even slightly futuristic—instead. So they took inspiration from current motocross and flat track bikes to create the ‘Grasshopper.’ Two out of three ain’t bad, right? They sent a…

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Luggage Rack and Saddlebag Rail LED Light Bars    – Paisano Publications Blog

Luggage Rack and Saddlebag Rail LED Light Bars    Further expanding the product family, new fitments are now available! These hassle-free upgrades add an additional running and brake light that demands attention! Super bright 5mm LEDs are sealed behind a red or smoked lens, offering a seamless and sleek look. The plug and play units are installed with provided mounting hardware to the underside of the Harley-Davidson® Air Wing Luggage Racks/Saddlebag Rails, placing the light bars right at eye…

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Yamaha Joins Forces With American Flat Track for 2019

Yamaha and American Flat Track working together in an offical partnership. That’s great news for everyone involved – including the fans! Begin Press Release Yamaha to Partner with American Flat Track for 2019 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – American Flat Track and Yamaha Motor Corp.proudly announced today a forging of an official partnership for the 2019 season. This partnership comes just two weeks after a historic night for the Atlanta and Southern California-based industry leader. Yamaha-backed Estenson Racing AFT Twins presented by…

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[Industry News] Why luxury automakers are rushing to make electric cars

What’s with all these luxury electric cars? The news from the Frankfurt Auto Show underway in Germany is that Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Porsche and Audi will join Tesla and BMW in the luxury electric car segment Mercedes already has three electric models but Volkswagen’s plans raised eyebrows among industry watchers as manufacturers usually start off with a mid-priced electric vehicle (EV). However, the German companies had seen U.S.-based Tesla not only enter the EV industry with a luxury car but enter the auto industry that…

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Motorcycle Risk Management | Motorcycle Mojo Magazine

How the author became his own risk manager and started riding again. Story & Photos by John Lewis This is a story about my motorcycling journey: how I started, why I left and how I was able to come back to ride with greater joy and sense of adventure than I’d ever had before. On a sunny day in June, the midday traffic on the Metropolitan Autoroute in Montreal was pretty typical. It was moving along briskly – until it…

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, 2018, My annual Slideshow Movie, Enjoy.

The Biker Law Blog is published by California Motorcycle Accident Attorney & Biker Lawyer Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. Our Motorcycle Accident Law Firm, The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates, are real bikers helping other bikers. Unlike some other so called “fake” motorcycle accident attorney’s who do not ride motorcycles, Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq. actually rides a motorcycle. We are experts in dealing with motorcycle accident cases. We handle motorcycle accident cases, motorcycle passenger injury accidents, and other…

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9 Useful Motorcycle Commuting Tips…. Guest Post By Julie Adams

When you first get your motorcycle, the feeling is incredible. It doesn’t matter how many motorcycles you own in your lifetime, the feeling is always the same. If you’re planning on buying a motorcycle for commuting, or want to start commuting on a motorcycle you already have, you’re in for a treat. However, as with everything, there is good and bad. If you go about motorcycle commuting the wrong way, you can find yourself uncomfortable, frustrated, and ready to go…

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NMoto’s Nostalgia Channels The Iconic BMW R7

When BMW’s long-lost, near-mythic R7 concept bike was unveiled to a disbelieving crowd at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance back in 2012, the collective gasp of the crowd nearly drowned out the crashing waves on the nearby shore. Here was a bike thought to be gone, the remaining pieces deteriorated beyond repair, design plans lost—and yet, somehow, here it was, rolling and whole again. Among the awestruck in the crowd that day was one Alexander Niznik, a successful businessman, serial…

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The Big BBR 2019 Roadtrip

Beaulieu Brothers Ride to the Atlantic Ocean… Few things in life get my excitement level up like planning for a big motorcycle roadtrip… Note – Blog Post in progress. — MJB This year’s BBR will have us cover just over 5,000 miles beginning in upstate New York then heading to the tip of eastern Canada then back into New England USA and with a final leg way up north in northern Ontario. . Day 1 – We meet up in…

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UPDATE: Fall Rides Not to Miss – Parts of Nebo Loop are Closed

Update to our recent post regarding Fall Rides Not to Miss. Due to the recent Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires, parts of Nebo Loop have been closed until further notice. We hope that those that are evacuated will soon be allowed back into their residences with minimal damage. As of late Wednesday afternoon some residents will be able to return tonight. Utah Bike Law is a motorcycle injury law firm and its lawyers who ride are dedicated to representing injured motorcycle riders…

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Relating To Song Lyrics – The Wanderlost Biker

Music has been a massive part of my life; it’s been a healer, an outlet, a motivator and it was also the subject of my profession for many years as a club DJ. For me, relating to songs lyrics is something that has often brought comfort in dark times, so I want to touch on that today.    Even people who aren’t really into music will have connected with a song and/or its lyrics at some point in their life. It’s…

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