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Harley-Davidson Sissy Bar Backpack: Cavernous companion

Harley-Davidson Premium Luggage Sissy Bar Backpack

The term “backpack” was coined in the U.S. in the early 1900’s, though similar over-the-shoulder hauling devices have been used since ancient times. Some hunter-gatherers used backpacks to carry equipment and, if lucky, their prey. When captured game was too big, they’d sever limbs and distribute the pieces among the group’s packs to carry back to camp (thanks, Google). It’s ...

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Oil Bud Oil Cooler

Oil Bud Oil Cooler

Over the years, Harley-Davidson Twin Cam motor temperatures have gotten higher and higher due to more restrictive EPA standards. Harley has had to run their motors with leaner and leaner fuel mixtures to meet these standards. When I had my 2001 Heritage the oil temperature rarely got above 200 degrees. Fast-forward to today and it is not uncommon to see ...

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CruzTOOLS SPEEDKIT Compact Tool Kit

CruzTOOLS SPEEDKIT Compact Tool Kit

Gone are the days when Harley-Davidson included a basic toolkit with your motorcycle purchase. When I bought my first Harley, I knew I wanted to carry tools, and before I had a chance to figure out what I needed, someone near and dear to me bought me a CruzTOOLS tool kit. It had pretty much everything I could possibly need ...

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‘Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel’ Book Review

As a 40-plus-year member of the Hell’s Angels MC, Phil Cross decided now was a good time to put his wild, lifelong motorcycling adventures down on paper. With the help of his wife of almost 30 years, he laid it all out for us to consume in this engrossing tale of the rough-and-tumble times between motorcycle clubs, cops and citizens ...

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Why We Ride DVD review

Why We Ride DVD

On the back cover of the Why We Ride DVD in bold letters is stated, “Everyone has a reason.” In this documentary we hear from people who love motorcycles and riding them. Some are just everyday folks and others are names you may recognize. Celebrities like Alonzo Bodden, a popular stand-up comedian who has four motorcycles, says, “There is nothing ...

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Rev’It Sand 2 rain suit

Rev'It Sand 2 rain suit

If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. While somewhat of an exaggeration, riding in the Northeast requires being prepared for rapid changes in weather and temperature. Since it’s awkward packing several jackets and pants for each trip, I’ve been on a quest to discover the ultimate riding suit. New materials have allowed an evolution in riding gear and ...

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Duluth Trading Co. Winter Work Gloves

Duluth Trading Co. Winter Work Gloves

I lose gloves. I don’t feel as badly when a pair comes up missing because I naively assume some lucky soul has found both of them. More often than not, I’m simply left with a spare glove—right or left, what does it matter?—that is rendered completely useless for anything other than kitchen duty as an oven mitt. Now this hurts ...

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LS2 OF569 Helmet

LS2 OF569 open-face helmet

As a rider that has bought helmets for cheapest DOT compliance, I don’t know much about helmet amenities. What seems new and brilliant to my experience with the cheapest thing carrying a DOT decal may be old news to everybody else. So, I am going to continue on with enthusiasm about the features of the LS2 OF569 model open-face helmet ...

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Book Review: 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball II Endurance Run

2012 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, by Gary Haynes

The Motorcycle Cannonball is a coast-to-coast run of antique motorcycles of varying vintage that’s staged from a different location every other year. The inaugural run was held in 2010 and included pre-1916 machines, the second was held in 2012, and the third is scheduled for this September. It’s a different group of riders and staff with each event, though some ...

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