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  • Chief 5:35 pm on May 10, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: cruiser gloves, grip swell   

    Vibration Dampening Gloves 

    While us Drifter riders rarely have a problem with vibration, there are plenty of cruiser riders out there who do. Numb forearms and tingly hands are a result of vibration through the bar grips.

    Well, Grip Swell says they have the answer. Their new gloves have a special vibration-dampening padding that deadens buzz to the main nerves that run through the palm of your hand. Despite the extra palm padding they fit like regular leather gloves. They have a snug design that won’t bunch up.

    The GS-33 Air-Flo gloves includes ventilation and is designed for warm-weather riding.

    There is a similar model, GS-44 Air-Lok which is designed for cooler weather. No armor or       carbon-fiber in the designs.

    Have a look:
    http://Moto.GripSwell.com

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    • Chief 3:38 pm on May 10, 2010 Permalink |
      Tags: garmin, garmin 660., garmin 665, gps   

      Garmin Zumo 660 and 665 

      We are looking at the Zumo 660 and 665.  Garmin says both units were designed with motorcycle use in mind.

      Let’s start out with the discernible differences between the 660 and the 665. The 665 has XM radio capability while the 660 does not.   Additionally battery life is different between the two units.  Garmin says the 660 will last up to 5 hours, while the 665 is rated at up to 3 hours, less with backlight and options.

      The 665 comes standard with the GXM 40 XM antenna so all you need to do is subscribe to XM and your are ready to go. XM NavWeather and XM NavTraffic can be added for up to the minute access to weather, radar graphics and traffic information. None of this is available on the 660.

      The dimensions of both units are the same – 5.3″W x 3.3″H x .9″D (13.5 x 8.4 x 2.3 cm) and they weigh the same – 9.5 oz (260g).

      Both units have the wide screen which I prefer, allowing more of the map to be visible. The screen is has 480 x 272 pixel resolution, not the highest resolution available for gps units, but on par with most. The WQVGA color TFT screen has a white backlight which comes in useful.

      Batteries are lithium-ion, user replaceable and rechargeable. As with all Garmin units there is the capability of hardwiring the unit to the bike. More on that later.

      The unit is waterproof, a requirement for motorcycle electronics. Most newer Garmin GPS  units are waterproof to IPX7 standards. This means the GPS case can withstand accidental immersion in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

      I have no idea of the size of the internal memory. It holds complete maps of the US and Canada, plus can hold 1000 waypoints and 20 routes. An additional micro SD card can be used for additional storage.

      Both the 660 and 665 have an on-board MP3 player and advanced A2DP Bluetooth technology – allowing for Bluetooth stereo .  I currently use a separate XM and use a Lowrance 600 with MP3 player on the Goldwing. Having everything in one relatively small package will allow me to use the same unit on my Drifter as well as the gadget capable Goldwing.

      One of the essential requirements of any GPS I use is voice prompts which include street names. The 660 and 665 both have this feature. There is no voice-activated navigation on these units. That really isn’t a problem since voice prompting is very picky even in a quiet environment. With the wind noise anticipated on a bike, this feature would likely be useless.

      Have you ever seen a parked LEO in the distance and wondered what the speed limit is on that stretch of the road? There is a speed limit indicator feature on these units which displays speed limits for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe.

      As with other Garmin units, these have the Where Am I feature allowing you to find the closet hospital, police, gas, address or intersection.

      Both come with mounting accessories for bikes and automobiles.

      MSRP for the 660 is $799, and for the 665 $999.00, but the 660 can be found for under $600; and the 665 for around $900  as of this date (05/10/10)

      For complete specs on both units visit:

      https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=135

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      • Chief 12:04 pm on May 6, 2010 Permalink |
        Tags: motorcycle parts   

        Motorcycle Parts, Discount Motorcycle Tires, Motorcycle Gear, & Motorcycle Accessories | Jake Wilson 

        Motorcycle Parts, Discount Motorcycle Tires, Motorcycle Gear, & Motorcycle Accessories | Jake Wilson.

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        • Chief 10:22 am on May 6, 2010 Permalink |
          Tags: fender repair, plastex, Plastic repair   

          Plastex Plastic Repair Kits 

          Plastex Plastic Repair Kits.

          PLASTEX is a powder and a liquid when mixed together it actually becomes a plastic. PLASTEX is extremely easy to use and has no mixing ratio. Every PLASTEX kit also includes a reusable molding bar which makes it simple to reproduce broken or missing tabs. PLASTEX dries in about 20 minutes, although should sit for 1 hour before put in use or painted. PLASTEX does not have a shelf life when stored out of direct sunlight and high heat. Also every PLASTEX kit includes the instructional video cd which shows all methods of applying PLASTEX.

          PLASTEX is excellent for reproducing knobs and other small parts. PLASTEX can also duplicate texture on parts with the molding bar. PLASTEX works great for repairs on plastic and fiberglass hulls & tubs. Use PLASTEX to restore threads in wood and plastic. Use PLASTEX  for hobbies, crafts and models. PLASTEX is great for cell phones, remote controls and sunglasses. The applications for PLASTEX are almost unlimited.

          http://plastex.net/

          PLASTEX INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO
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          • Chief 8:06 pm on May 4, 2010 Permalink |
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            Dunlop Download May 2010 – Heed 505 – Motorcycle USA 

            Dunlop Download May 2010 – Heed 505 – Motorcycle USA.

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            • Chief 1:10 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink |
              Tags: TireGard Motorcycle Air Pressure Monitor System,   

              TireGard Motorcycle Air Pressure Monitor System – WingStuff.com 

              Installs In Minutes, No Tire Removal.. TireGard Tire Air Pressure Monitor System is designed for two motorcycle tires, completely wireless, special valve stem sensors feature real time air monitoring. Audible/Visual and a Vibration Alert as tire pressure drops below or raises above the preset level. Alerts rider if tire temperature raises above the preset level. Slightly larger than a car remote, use as key chain, velcro or mount to to dash, handlebars, etc.

              Author: wingstuffcom

              Duration: 246

              Published: 2010-02-25 20:23:22

              TireGard Motorcycle Air Pressure Monitor System – WingStuff.com

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              • Chief 12:59 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink |
                Tags: Mini Motorcycle Tire Compressor   

                Mini Motorcycle Tire Compressor 

                http://www.cruisercustomizing.com Keeping your motorcycle tires properly inflated is key to a safe riding experience. With this mini air compressor from Slime you’ll never have to rely on the gas station tire pumps again. Retail is only $12.99

                Purchase :  Tire Inflators or mini-compressors

                Author: CruiserCustomizing

                Duration: 31

                Published: 2010-03-13 19:52:37

                Mini Motorcycle Tire Compressor

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                • Chief 10:00 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink |
                  Tags: Metric THunder Features Kuryakyn ISO Grips   

                  Metric THunder Features Kuryakyn ISO Grips 

                  Look to Kuryakyn for the ultimate in style and comfort. Because they have set their sights on making your ride a richer experience on short commutes or the long haul, ISO Grips are comfy, baby. Stiletto End-Caps are an easy way to jazz up your ISO-Grips.

                  Purchase Kuryakyn ISO Grips

                  Author: digitalbiker

                  Duration: 41

                  Published: 2008-01-11 18:30:28

                  Metric THunder Features Kuryakyn ISO Grips

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                  • Chief 9:50 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink |
                    Tags: Motorcycle Luggage Comparison   

                    Motorcycle Luggage Comparison with Bill Gray of J&P Cycles 

                    Bill Gray translates the difference in Motorcycle Luggage from Long Trips, Weekend Ride and Daily use. T-Bags, Saddlemen and Kuryakyn luggage is used for this demonstration. If you know the type of riding you’ll be doing, you can select the proper luggage for your trip. Saddlemen™ BR3400 Backrest, Seat and Sissybar Bag http://www.jpcycles.com T-Bags® Baja Bag http://www.jpcycles.com Küryakyn® Mini Grantour Bag http://www.jpcycles.com

                    Purchase Motorcycle Luggage

                    Author: jpcycles2

                    Duration: 542

                    Published: 2010-04-12 21:13:06

                    Motorcycle Luggage Comparison with Bill Gray of J&P Cycles

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                    • Chief 9:50 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink |
                      Tags: Anvil Customs Chopper and Motorcycle Seats   

                      Anvil Customs Chopper and Motorcycle Seats 

                      Custom Leather Motorcycle seat

                      Author: anvilcustoms
                      Duration: 36
                      Published: 2010-03-23 12:26:12
                      Anvil Customs Chopper and Motorcycle Seats

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