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Heli Modified TracStar HeliBars Review

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story and photography by Jody Levitan [This Heli Modified TracStar HeliBars Review was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider magazine] A short time ago on the Rider Blog I lauded the virtues of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R, including how it’s a great bike for novices and relative novices like me. One of its nicer features is an ...

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UltraGard Motorcycle Cover to Support Breast Cancer Research

COVER YOUR TA-TAS. To encourage early detection, network support and a cure for breast cancer, Big Bike Parts has teamed up with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. BBP has created a Limited Edition UltraGard Motorcycle Cover to help raise funds to support breast cancer research. This Limited Edition cover will be available in Medium Street/Cruiser Cover ($39.99) , Large Cruiser ...

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Progressive Suspension 465 Series Shock Review

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story and photography by Dave Bucher [This Progressive Suspension 465 Series Shock Review was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Rider magazine] When my buddy Joe told me he was replacing the rear shock on his 2007 Suzuki 650 V-Strom after 23,000 mostly highway miles, I was curious. Did the OE shock fail? Was it worn out? His ...

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Wunderlich BMW R 1200 GS Accessories Review

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[This Wunderlich BMW R 1200 GS Accessories Review was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Rider] It’s overwhelming how many accessories are available for a popular adventure tourer like the BMW R 1200 GS. If you bolted on everything in the Wunderlich America catalog, for example, you’d exceed the bike’s load capacity before you even got on. You ...

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Sargent World Sport Performance Motorcycle Seat Review

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[This Sargent World Sport Performance Motorcycle Seat Review was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider magazine] When the original owner bought the BMW R 1200 GS currently suffering my neglect, he did so with the tall seat option, a popular choice among riders who are—duh—taller, and dirt donks who don’t want to chew up the seat with ...

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Pirates’ Lair Stealth Motorcycle Backrest Review

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Review by Denis Rouse [This Pirates’ Lair Stealth Motorcycle Backrest Review was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider magazine] You have to wonder about a company named after a den of thieves, but then maybe they’re just being honest, and isn’t that refreshing these mendacious days? The Pirates’ Lair Stealth Backrest caught my eye because at least ...

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How to Build a Proper Motorcycle Roadside Tool Kit

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Harley-Davidson motorcycles are more reliable now than at any other time in their 107-year history, but they are also much more mechanically and electrically complex. These last factors usually mean that if your Harley suddenly stops running, your two most important tools are a cell phone and a towing company contact. That does not mean, however, that you shouldn’t carry ...

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RUSH 2-into-1 Bagger Motorcycle Exhaust System Review

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[This RUSH 2-into-1 Bagger Motorcycle Exhaust System Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] An all new 2 into 1 compete exhaust system for Harley Davidson® Dressers and Road Kings is available from RUSH racing products. Dynamometer reports show these systems building significant increases in low and mid range torque and adding to top end horsepower. The system is ...

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Sudco/Mikuni Carb Kit for Early Sportsters & Shovelheads

GIVE IT GAS. Here’s the perfect replacement performance upgrade for the tired-out stock carburetor on early model Harley-Davidson Sportsters and Panheads, and the perfect retro looking carb for your king-of-bling custom. The Sudco engineered Mikuni VM38 Harley Carburetor Kit installs easily on older model Milwaukee and aftermarket American V-twins, and is claimed to offer improved starting, running and performance. The ...

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Phil’s Farkels Rear Luggage Rack for Kawasaki Concours 14

KAWI CONNIE RACK. Manufactured in the USA, this luggage rack for all Kawasaki Concours 14 models is CNC machined from 3/8-inch 6061 aluminum plate and is a drop-in replacement for the stock plastic luggage rack. It uses all stock mounting hardware, is 2 inches longer and is stronger and sturdier than the stock item. It provides a solid base for ...

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