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Motorcycle-Mounted Video Camera Buyers Guide

GoPro2

[This Motorcycle Video Camera Buyers Guide was originally published in the October 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Video is not new to motorcycles. Mounts for consumer-grade camcorders have existed for years; however, blindly fumbling with tiny camera buttons while wearing gloves has never seemed particularly motorcycle-friendly to me. New hardware, both for tape and digital formats, is making onboard video ...

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Deltran Battery Tender 4-Bank Motorcycle Charger Review

BT 4-Bank

Ah, if only we could ride our motorcycles every day, what a wonderful world it would be. It would be even better, for those who own more than one, if we could ride all of our motorcycles every day…and someone else paid for the gas. And gave us a foot massage. The point is that if you can’t ride every ...

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Garmin Zumo 550 Motorcycle GPS Review

Garmin Zumo 5501

[This Garmin Zumo 550 Motorcycle GPS Review was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Many of today’s GPS units with route planning software, large color touchscreens and 3D navigational views make finding your way so easy, the makers felt the need to stuff them full of additional features. Take this Garmin Zumo 550 for example. In ...

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Cardo Systems Scala Rider Teamset Review

Cardo Teamset

[This Cardo Systems Scala Rider Teamset Review was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Cardo Systems recently added another model to its motorcycle Bluetooth Scala headset lineup, the first of which was tested in Rider, May 2006. The new Scala Teamset works similarly and adds a passenger module to create a VOX wireless intercom. Each Teamset ...

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Scala TeamSet Motorcycle Headsets Review

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Review by Ken Freund [This Scala TeamSet Motorcycle Headsets Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] I’m not a gadget freak, but I do find it annoying to have to slow down or stop and yell to my passenger whenever I want to say something. And sometimes I want to go for a ride, but don’t want to miss ...

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Harley-Davidson Road Tech Quest GPS Review

Harley-Davidson Road Tech Quest

[This Harley-Davidson Road Tech Quest GPS Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] Since learning to use a sextant and becoming familiar with all of the natural landmarks across the United States may not be practical, the buzzword in today’s techno-gadgetry guidance is global positioning system. GPS is a system of 27 satellites orbiting the earth, originally put there ...

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Adding Electrical Accessories to your Motorcycle

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If you’re reading this it’s a good bet your favorite form of transportation is a motorcycle, not a car. Even diehard motorcyclists, however, admit there are situations in which some of the comforts of a four-wheeler—heat, music and driving lights—come in handy. But while adding one or two accessories to your motorcycle is fairly simple, the more circuits you add ...

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