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Tour New Parts for your Touring Harley

Posted on 21 Jul 2016 in Powersports | 1 comment

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’re half way through this year’s riding season.  By now, you’ve surely put on some decent miles and you’ve gotten the feel for your bike.  You know the things you like about it, but also the things that you would like to change.  Fortunately, the aftermarket is always strong for Touring Harleys.  You can modify your bike in whatever way you would like, whether it’s to make more power or to make it more comfortable and better looking. Though there are some staple products that persist to be popular in the aftermarket selection, new products are continually being released.  And with these new parts and accessories, you can customize your bagger to perform and look like an all new machine.  Listed below are a few of the […]

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How to Change Motorcycle Brake Fluid

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 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.

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that they are investigating brake failures on Harleys from the years 2008-2011.  While they have yet to conclude what the exact causes are for the 43 reported cases, the NHTSA has noted that it is possible that the failure was due to the riders not changing the brake fluid every two years, which is what is recommended by Harley. Now be honest.  Do you change your brake fluid every two years?  Have you ever changed your brake fluid?  If you do, you’re on top of things.  If not, you’re probably among good portion of the riders out there.  For some reason, changing brake fluid is one of those overlooked maintenance tasks on motorcycles.  It’s one of those, “if it’s […]

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Adjust Your Motorcycle’s Suspension for a Smooth Ride & Better Handling

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 in 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.

How does your bike ride and handle?  Chances are, not the best that it can be.  A good percentage of riders just accept the way their bike is setup.  It’s good enough, right?  Well maybe if you’re just into settling for what the factory gives you or if you just happen to fit the mold of what the factory determines is the average rider.  Chances are, though, that you don’t fit the mold of the “average” sized rider.  Your suspension setup also needs to account for the extra weight of your luggage and a passenger if you ride two-up.  All of the different variables make it fairly hard to rely on the stock setup for optimal handling and comfort. Fortunately, adjusting a motorcycle’s suspension can be done […]

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