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New Laws Let Sturgis Bound Riders Keep Their Hands and Speeds Higher

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 in Powersports | 5 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

For all of you riders who have put thousands of miles on your bike with your arms up behind a set of ape hanger bars there’s some good news.  You will now be able to legally ride through South Dakota on your way to Sturgis without swapping or modifying your bars. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a state senate bill earlier this year that will effectively abolish the law that prohibits any motorcycles from having handlebars that are at or above shoulder height.  The new law will go into effect July 1st, just in time for riders to gear up for the historic 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which begins the first week of August. This is great news for the many riders who have ridden to the […]

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Take Your Shifting to the Next Level For a Smoother Ride

Posted on 23 Jun 2015 in Motorcycle | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

We can always get better at the things we do.  Riding is no different.  So often, riders stop getting better after learning the basics and they continue to ride that way til the end of time.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  But when you focus on becoming a better rider, you can be faster and more efficient, whether it’s on the track or on the street. Mastering your shifting is one way that you can become a better rider.  Seamless shifts can make you faster, but more importantly, they will make the ride smoother for you and your passenger.  Clutchless upshifting and rev matching for downshifts can accomplish just that when done properly.  With a little practice, you can learn these techniques and take your riding […]

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New Klock Werks Windshields Add Flare to Road Glide

Posted on 17 Jun 2015 in Harley-Davidson, Powersports | 2 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

The Harley Davidson Road Glide is revamped and back for 2015 and so returns its dual personalities.  What from a distance appears to be another touring bike also doubles as a city cruiser with its aggressive stance and styling.  With this multifaceted bike, it’s no wonder Klock Werks has specifically designed two new additions to their Flare windshield lineup to benefit each styles of riding. Sit back and log the miles with the Pro Touring Flare or cruise the downtown strip in style with the Sport Flare windshield.  With whichever one you choose, you will be radically improving your Road Glide’s air management and style. The Flare has been around for a little while now and has established itself as a heavy hitter for Harley windshields.  Klock Werks specializes in making […]

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S&S Power Tune Exhausts- Complete Performance

Posted on 09 Jun 2015 in Harley-Davidson | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

“Proven Performance” is the S&S Cycle tagline and they have certainly lived up to it.  Their engines and engine components have been lighting up the drag strips and streets for nearly six decades now, placing them at the pinnacle of V-Twin performance.  Now, S&S is on a mission to prove themselves in a slightly different direction.  They are not known as an exhaust company, but they are hoping that will change with the release of their new line of V-Twin exhaust systems. This past February, S&S unveiled their new Power Tune Performance exhaust systems at the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, OH.  This latest brand of exhaust systems and performance products is their giant step toward becoming a serious exhaust brand in the V-Twin market.  They took advantage […]

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Pack Your Sport Bike for Touring

Posted on 09 Jun 2015 in Powersports | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

It’s just a fact.  Most sport bikes are not set up for touring and commuting.  But that doesn’t stop the growing number of riders that are doing just that.  Being able to grab that extra throttle and blast around apexes and slow traffic is always a rush and that’s the very reason why you ride your sport bike.  The only problem is that it can be a pain get all of your gear and goodies onto the bike while keeping it rideable.  The good news, though, is that the motorcycle luggage manufacturers have noticed the rise in popularity of sport touring and have started producing more options to choose from. The key to packing a sport bike is to keep it fairly simple.  These motorcycles are designed […]

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