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Big Bike Parts: Fab Fitments for V Stars

Big Bike Parts introduces its all-new Show Chrome Accessories ABS Chrome Belt Cover for the Yamaha V Star 950 and V Star 1300. This unique design is enhanced with a contoured shape running front to rear to cover the belt, adds length to protect the belt more fully, widens the belt cover for extra protection and adds great styling. Chrome Belt Cover, ...

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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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Race Tech Dual-sport Suspension Upgrades

BETTER BOUNCERS. The venerable Kawasaki KLR650 has taken many adventure riders around the world. Tough as nails and within everyone’s budget, it’s hard to beat. But the stock suspension leaves much to be desired. Race Tech offers Fork Emulator Gold Valve Kits, HP Fork Springs, G3-S Custom Shocks, lowering kits, as well as various suspension maintenance parts and tools. Race ...

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CrampBuster Motorcycle Cruise Control Unit

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[This CrampBuster motorcycle cruise control unit spotlight was originally published in American Rider magazine] The original CrampBuster is the simplest cruise control out there. Wrapped around the twist grip, it allows you to maintain throttle with the palm of your hand as opposed to utilizing your grip, permitting the relaxation of otherwise tensed forearm and wrist muscles. Made of a ...

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Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Motorcycle Tires Review

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[This Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] I love Dunlop’s tag line, “Accelerate your soul.” Motorcycles do just that, what with astonishing power-to-weight ratios and an ability to lean that makes cars feel like air-conditioned grocery carts. What connects every motorcycle to the road is tires, those mysterious workhorses ...

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H-D Brawler vs. Mustang Vintage Motorcycle Seat Comparison

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Review by Reg Kittrelle [This H-D Brawler vs. Mustang Vintage motorcycle seat comparison was originally published in American Rider magazine] To many, maybe most, motorcycle riding is a two-up activity. The big touring rigs from both Harley-Davidson and Victory have outfitted the passenger area with all manner of comfort and convenience items giving your pillion partner every excuse to join ...

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Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact Motorcycle Tires Review

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Review by Rich Cox [This Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact Motorcycle Tires Review was published in the August 2009 issue of Rider] Last March Metzeler conducted an overnight press launch in Palm Springs, California, to introduce its latest sport-touring tire, the Roadtec Z6 Interact. I definitely lean toward the “sport” side of the sport-touring genre, therefore I’m well aware of the ...

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Laminar Lip Motorcycle Windscreen Extension Review

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[This Laminar Lip Motorcycle Windscreen Extension Review was originally published in the August 2009 issue of Rider magazine] With winter coming on last year I decided I wanted to get a little more protection behind the fairing of my Honda ST1100…build the bubble, so to speak. I could always ride over to the Rifle company here in Atascadero and have ...

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Park-n-Move

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By Joe Michaud I can’t speak for everyone’s garage but mine looks as if someone picked it up and shook it. The hassle of moving multiple bikes while perched on their centerstands makes access to my bench and bike lift difficult. Aaron Zimmerman at Legal Speeding has a cure. His Park-n-Move is a heavy-duty dolly that supports a bike on ...

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Kenda K270 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires Review

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[This Kenda K270 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Since completing the MotoVentures dirt-bike school last year (see Rider, November 2008), dual-sport riding has been my new jam. Even with excellent OHV areas nearby, I prefer riding on two wheels the whole way rather than loading a dirt bike, gas ...

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