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Memphis Fats Windshield for FXR Super Glide

To shield and protect My bike, a 1982 FXRS Shovelhead, was near stock when I got it, and I intend to keep it that way. The FXRS Shovelhead was manufactured for only 2 ½ years, and many of these models still on the road have been customized to some extent. I’ve made minimal changes, only those I deemed necessary to ...

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Sportsman Superclutch Review

John’s spring tester measured each of the stock springs at 98.5 pounds of static spring pressure (pictured here), totaling 295.5 pounds. The six springs from the Superclutch each measured 35 pounds of static spring pressure for a total of 210 pounds.

I’d always admired the Harley-Davidson Road King, but from the 2007 to 2016 model years, the primary had been widened to accommodate the six-speed transmission introduced with the 2007 model. For the 2017 model year, Harley once again redesigned the primary, resulting in a slimmed-down cover. Finally, I could plant both feet on the ground while seated! The new Milwaukee-Eight ...

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Nolan Classic-V and Defiant-X Helmet Review

Nolan Classic-V and Defiant-X Helmet Review

Premium protection Throughout the years I have become incredibly particular when it comes to the helmets I wear, so I have owned quite a few. Protecting my head has always been my number one priority so I am always hunting for the best and newest technology in helmets, which as you know can be a pricey hobby. Growing up in ...

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It Will Get Tough: Cops & Bikers

It Will Get Tough: Cops & Bikers

by Ralph “Teach” Elrod FriesenPress, Inc., $21.95, 237 pp. www.friesenpress.com “All I ever wanted were brothers who would stand with me no matter how tough it gets, and it will get tough.” That sentiment and those words set the tone for It Will Get Tough: Cops & Bikers, the new book by Ralph “Teach” Elrod. The true stories that power ...

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Avon Memory Foam Grips

Custom comfort Avon Grips Avon Memory Foam Grips Chrome or black anodized: Sizes S, M, L-$64.95 Chrome or black anodized spike: Sizes S, M, L-$74.95 Custom Contour Anodized Throttle Assist End Cap Chrome or black anodized, $19 avongrips.com 800.334.7477 One of the first things I customize when I acquire a new bike is the handlebar grips. Years ago, I discovered ...

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Screamin’ Eagle Street Cannon Performance Slip-On Mufflers

Refined rumble and pumped-up power Screamin’ Eagle Street Cannon Performance Slip-On Mufflers #64900186B, $399.95 Slash Up/Down/Out 4 in. End Caps #65100019, $99.95 Screamin’ Eagle High-Flow Air Cleaner Kit #29400238, $169.95 Screamin’ Eagle Pro Street Tuner #41000008C, $299.95 Harley-Davidson harley-davidson.com One of the first things most new bike owners do after arriving home with their cherished ride is to look at ...

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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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Rebel on the Highway movie review

Breaking all the rules Waukesha, Wis., Sept. 16—After two years of trial and tribulations, the effort of piecing together a full-length biker flick came together this past September. The writers of Rebel on the Highway, Charlie Brechtel and his wife Sabrina, along with executive producer Dennis Sanfilippo, packed their bags and flew from Northern California to present the film to ...

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Soul Rider: Challenge to the psyche

Facing Fear and Finding Redemption on a Harley by Carolyn Fox Skyhorse Publishing, $11.55, 263pp. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent booksellers In the course of every life, few dodge the ups, downs and points between. It can be a wild ride, regardless of conveyance. The difference between the baggage author Carolyn Fox packed for the road and ...

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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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