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Shorai Lithium LFX #3 Series Battery: Pint-size powerhouse

90 degree L-brackets allow for either front or side connections—or just mount your cables flush onto the brass terminals

Back when I first started riding, if I went out and both my brake light and headlight were working, I figured it a good omen. After all, 12-volt electrics were still in their infancy and an electric-start Harley was a novelty. That was the main reason they retained a kicker for so many years—backup for an unproven product. And although ...

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Harley-Davidson Lynx boots

Harley-Davidson Lynx riding boots

Choosing a suitable riding boot starts with ticking off the various desirable properties found on the myriad of possibilities and then deciding which of those properties are your priorities in customary use. Put succinctly, those properties include an appealing appearance, comfortable fit, rugged abrasion resistance, weather protection—particularly warmth and waterproofing—and surefooted traction for grip on the footboards and confident trekking ...

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Grip Switch Garage Door Opener

Grip Switch Garage Door Opener

At the end of a long trip or ride when the sun is showing its last traces of golden fiery glow on the horizon, you roll into your driveway, put the kickstand down and ruin the mood and the view by having to fumble with your garage door to park your bike. Up until recently I overcame that by keeping ...

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Drag Specialties Saddle Bag Liners

Drag Specialties Saddle Bag Liners

If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of crap crammed in your saddlebags. It’s important crap, too. Stuff like gloves, sunscreen and bungee cords tend to settle to the bottom alongside the spare bolts and tools, and oftentimes said crap is damned near impossible to find since it’s tough to organize all those little treasures. The big stuff ...

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No-Rainer Jacket and Pants

Duluth Trading Co. No-Rainer Jacket and Pants

Unless you like huddling beneath overpasses, rain gear is essential for any rider not in meteorological denial. You can get clever and purchase expensive waterproof riding gear, as I have done, only find yourself wearing heavily armored ballistic nylon while walking around a rally or campground during days of torrential downpours. It’s really a no-brainer: Decades of riding experience have ...

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River Road Cruiser GPS Tank Bag

River Road Cruiser GPS Tank Bag

I first saw River Road’s Cruiser GPS Tank Bag in a vendor’s booth at an event earlier this summer. After making a weekend trip with a backpack stuffed to capacity, I was in the market for something mountable sans hardware to help ease the load. First impressions had me noting the build quality, magnet strength and, most importantly, the large ...

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Duluth Trading Co. Fire Hose Logger’s Pants

Duluth Trading Co. Fire hose Logger's Pants

I’m looking for riding pants that won’t shred like denim, are cooler than Kevlar, more flexible than ballistic nylon and don’t weigh me down like leather. I might have found them, because if they’re good enough for a logger who shinnies up trees, they just might work for me. Duluth’s Fire Hose Logger’s Pants are made of the same rugged ...

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B&W Trailer Hitches Biker Bar

The Biker Bar eliminates the need for pesky tie-down straps

For starters, we’re going to stay away from the age-old question of, “Why is your bike on a trailer?” That’s nobody’s business but yours. If you do find yourself hauling your Harley from time to time, whatever the reason, the Biker Bar may be just the accessory for you. Think of it as a docking station for your Harley and ...

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Nolan N-20 Helmet

Nolan N-20 Caribe Helmet

I’m pretty rough on my riding gear, and that includes the helmets I wear. Drops, scratches and bad weather are all par for the course for this rider. And I’ve learned that buying the $49.99 specials so often found at bike rallies just don’t cut it—at least not for the demands I place upon my equipment. So when I needed ...

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Le Pera Stubs ‘Spoiler’ seat

Le Pera Stubs Spoiler seat

The instruction printout accompanying Le Pera’s Stubs Spoiler seat promises that it will “completely transform the look of your bike.” Well, the printout’s right. If you’re looking to add some sex appeal to your Sportster, Le Pera Enterprises out of North Hollywood, California, delivers with this café racer-inspired stunner from their “Stubs” collection of seats. The Spoiler is an old-school, ...

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