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Arnott Ultimate Ride Kit

Glide your ride 2009–2018 H-D Touring Series Ultimate Ride Kit w/Rebound Adjustment #MC-2904, $1,599 Motorcycle Handlebar Switch Pressure Gauge #K-3114, $299 Arnott Motorcycle Air Suspension arnottcycles.com In 2007, Harley-Davidson introduced the 96” Twin Cam and six-speed transmission, resulting in a redesign of the primary case. Due to the widening of the primary, the Touring model line was now out of ...

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One for the Road: Turning the tide

The announcement came just a few days ago, early Saturday morning. According to the V-Twin Expo’s Facebook page and website, the annual industry trade show has been canceled, and I quote, “due to factors beyond our control, which ultimately affect the overall event quality.” Although not shocking news by any means—parent company Paisano Publications has put the entire Easyriders magazine ...

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Flex and mount

Hi Marjorie, I just read your article in TP for September; okay, I’m a s l o w reader. Anyway, I read where you bought a 1982 FXRS. I too had a 1982, bought it brand new at Gainesville Harley. I loved that bike. It ran like a dream. However, I would like to share with you a problem I ...

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Cruise Drive Smooth Shift Kit: Smooth operator

BAKER Drivetrain $399 P/N 602-CD6 bakerdrivetrain.com The Milwaukee-Eight engine, introduced in the model year 2017 Touring bikes, came with a redesigned clutch and enhanced transmission, which together produce a powerful package outshining anything that’s come before. However, as I learned shortly after I acquired my 2017 Road King, there’s still room for improvement, specifically in the realm of “finding neutral.” ...

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One for the Road: Home in the heartland

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is always a lot of fun, but my time on the road to and from the rally is when my internal batteries get recharged. A lot of motorcyclists ship or trailer their bikes when they have to travel far distances, but I consider my time on the road, well, my time. While others might complain about ...

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Black Classic Pac-A-Derms: Protection perfection

Big Bike Parts $119.95 P/N HD90-117BK bigbikeparts.com When I bought my Road King last autumn, it wasn’t long before the weather turned cold and I started looking for solutions to help me keep warm while on the bike. The first thing I did was purchase a set of soft lowers to put onto the front engine guards, hoping to keep ...

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One-Piece LowDown Touring Seat: The king of comfort

Mustang Motorcycle Seats $529 P/N 79700 mustangseats.com With the arrival of my brand-new 2017 Road King came the realization I needed a seat that would allow me to ride all day, for hundreds of miles, in comfort. I’ve used Mustang seats on my motorcycles ever since I bought my first Sportster in 1999, so choosing another Mustang was a no-brainer. ...

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Motorcycles as Art: Old Iron – Young Blood

Photos by Shadow Sturgis, a destination known for loud bikes, loud music and Black Hills motorcycling, is also the home to many other much more refined events. One of these in particular is the annual Michael Lichter Motorcycles as Art exhibit. Since the year 2000 Lichter has provided the patrons of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a free showing of ...

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One for the Road: Big love

“Why do you need another motorcycle?” This is the question often asked of me by non-riding friends and family members. My response is usually something along the lines of, “Why do you need so many pairs of shoes?” But a retort like that doesn’t really explain the phenomenon known as motorcycle addiction. It’s not really a need, per se, nor ...

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Harley-Davidson Museum Visit

Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 17—What city is halfway between Sturgis, South Dakota, and my home in New Jersey? Milwaukee Wisconsin, of course! And this makes Milwaukee the perfect stopping point on my ride home from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. My main destination when I visit Brew City has always been the Harley-Davidson Museum ever since it opened in 2008, and this ...

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