EAR Inc. 3-1 System For Harley Riders

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I’ve been wearing custom earplugs ever since I met the folks from EAR Inc. My first set was a pair of Insta-Molds made for me on the spot at the Sturgis rally. After getting molds made of my ears, I graduated to a pair of Chameleon Ears. From there I upgraded to Acoustic Filtered Chameleon […]

Motorcycle Nightrider XiED For Harley

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Got a 2007 or later O2 sensor-equipped bike? Is it running hot or pinging? A couple of these little gizmos may be all you need to fix the glitch. And all you need to install them yourself are some basic hand tools and a few wire-ties, no dyno time or downloads needed. Each Xtreme in-Line […]

K&N HARLEY AIR CLEANER: 1-HR TECH

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Everyone knows K&N makes air filter elements that pass more air than the stock H-D ones do, which means more horsepower. But did you know that it also makes great air cleaner housings? Case in point is the made-in-the-US chrome beauty we bolt onto a rubber-mounted Sportster in the accompanying photos. Named simply the #RK-3929 […]

Helmet Accessories – How To Secure Your Motorcycle Helmet

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If you’ve ever met me at an event, you may have noticed that I travel light. By that I mean no chains, pins, rings, etc. Heck, I don’t even like loose change in my pockets. With a mindset like that, the last thing I want to haul around with me is a helmet! But what […]

American Motorcycle Girls 1900 to 1950 Book Review

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The American Motorcycle Girls 1900 to 1950: A Photographic History of Early Women Motorcyclists is a book I’m excited about because it’s a professional presentation of a topic I’m passionate about: women riders. Actually, the book is not simply about any women riders, but the ones who paved the way during the first 50 years […]

Harley Magazine Tested Dyna Street Bob

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In a moment of clarity that can only come from consuming adult beverages while breathing the thin air of Denver, I realized that over the years I’ve had the good fortune of riding every member of the Dyna family except the Street Bob. With that revelation fresh in my mind, I decided to remedy the […]

Harley Ramble Motorcycle Boots

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When I picked up street riding this summer, I knew I needed a boot that was designed for the kind of riding that I wanted to do. Flipping through the Harley-Davidson Footwear catalog, I stopped on the Ramble. It’s a conservatively styled boot, so my gear wouldn’t speak louder than my minimal street-riding skills. But […]

Motorcycle Review Pitbull

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Back in 1998, I tested the then-new Pitbull from Big Dog. That machine was a bare-bones bike, sporting the only hardtail in Big Dog’s lineup. I loved it! I also froze my butt off riding it around Connecticut since it was late February. I rode this 2010 Pitbull at the same time of the year, […]

Harley Fat Boy Magazine Review

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If you’re torn between buying a Softail or one of H-D’s line of Dark Customs, stress no longer. The Motor Company has felt your pain and delivered a machine that fits the bill on both counts. And if you’re also a rider with leg length issues, like me (29″ inseam), you’re going to feel like […]

$1,500 HOP-UP FOR HARLEY TWIN CAMS

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The owner of this 2009 CVO 110″ wanted the same things as thousands of other Twin Cam owners, be they 88s, 96s, 103s, or 110s: a better exhaust note, smoother idle, no popping on deceleration, better off-the-line power, and, you guessed it, more power across the board, not only at a high rpm. That’s a […]