Controlling your Throttle with Cruise Mate

  One of the most sought after options on a motorcycle if you are going to travel is cruise control. The reality is, most bikes do not have throttle control device. So what is a rider to do? K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has an option for you, The Cruise Mate Throttle Assist. Designed to fit almost any bike, you can now enjoy cruise like features with this set up.

   Cruise-Mate is an easyCruise-mate to use lever operated throttle assist. Using Cruise-Mate takes about as much effort as operating your directional signal button, operates in 1/4 turn or less. Once installed, Cruise-Mate is extremely reliable and easy to operate. When you want to set the throttle simply flip lever forward (towards front of bike), you can still turn throttle once Cruise-Mate is set. Flip lever back (toward rear of bike) and throttle returns to normal operation. When adjusted properly the throttle does not lock completely and can be turned back to the closed position without touching the lever in the event of an emergency. Is not a cruise control and will not maintain speed when going uphill.

   Cruise-Mate was originally designed to replace the Harley-Davidson Idle Adjustment Thumbscrew but is available for the a large range of motorcycles. Make sure you contact us for your application.

Key Features:

  • Flip the lever forward to set
  • Throttle still operable when Cruise-Mate is set
  • All Cruise-Mates internal Parts are made from Stainless Steel
  • Cruise-Mate is infinitely adjustable for proper tension in a few seconds
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Easy to install
  • Available in Cool Chrome or Bad Black

Just because your bike didn’t come with cruise from the factory doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the luxury of it with only slight modification. Contact us (www.kandgcycles.com) today and enjoy your travels even more.

Getting the Most out of your Fuel System with a Fuelpak

   When it comes time to install performance, an exhaust system is the first step to adding power to your ride. Now, you need a fuel management system that can handle the job and install with ease. You need a Fuelpak from Vance & Hines, available from your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com).

   Your fuel injected Amfuel pakerican V-Twin is equipped with an ECU (electronic control unit) that’s programmed to deliver fuel to the motor based on an air/fuel ratio for a stock air filter and stock Exhaust system. While the ECU can self-adjust for environmental factors such as temperature and altitude, it can’t adjust for mechanical changes like adding performance parts. When you install a performance Exhaust system, your airflow changes, so you need a fuel management system that adjusts your air/fuel ratio to match the changes. That fuel management system is The Fuelpak from Vance & Hines. The perfect combination with your performance Exhaust system. Ahead of the competition, The Fuelpak is the most advanced system of it’s type. Nothing will compare.

   Asfeul pak chart shown in the illustration, your stock air/fuel ratio runs just slightly lean, however, when you install an aftermarket Exhaust, that ratio changes, becoming even leaner. The white dashed line reflects the baseline air/fuel ratio and where you want to be for optimum throttle response. Unlike other fuel management systems that can only add fuel, The Fuelpak from Vance & Hines adds or takes away fuel, allowing for a more precise range of refinement in your air/fuel ratio. Designed and manufactured entirely in-house, the technical staff is constantly at work developing custom fuel maps for popular brands.

   Don’t settle for a system that is difficult to install. Afterall, you want to focus on what you enjoy most. Riding. When the engineering staff at Vance & Hines designed Fuelpak, the focus was on making installation and use as simple as possible. The Fuelpak from Vance & Hines plugs directly into the factory wiring harness and ECU using t-tap and OEM style connectors to stay fastened securely to your bike. Fuelpak fits so discreetly that, with the exception of the improved throttle response and rideability, you won’t even know it’s there. And should you ever remove Fuelpak, your motorcycle will return to operating at it’s original factory settings.

  No computers are needed, and there is no need to tune your bike on a dyno. All the hard work was done for you. Once the Fuelpak is installed, locate your fuel map from the setting chart provided or look it up here. Next, wth the ignition turned on, enter the values for your specific map directly into Fuelpak and calibrate your TPS (throttle position sensor). Finally, shut off the ignition, put the cover back on and you’re ready to ride. That’s the beauty of Vance & Hines Fuelpak,  the settings you entered are the result of our extensive dyno and road testing to find the ideal fuel map for your Harley.

   So call your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and let them help you get your hands on one of the easiest tuners on the market for your Harley and experience the difference.

The Safest way to Protect Your Ride – A GPS Tracking Unit

   With the economic uncertainty today, we have seen the number of motor vehicle thefts rise. You could install an alarm on your vehicle, but with a desensitized as we have become to them, we simply ignore them. What we really need is a location device that tells us where those dirty so and so’s have taken our stuff. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has searched high and low to bring you just what you are looking for. The FIN (Find It Now) Security System.

  Sure you are going FIN_Logo_GPS_2009to say, “What makes this any different from all the alarms out there?” Well to begin with it isn’t just an alarm. The FIN (Find It Now) Security System is designed exclusively for motorcycles and the power sports industry in general and uses exclusive GPS tracking to locate your vehicle if it is ever stolen. Made by riders for riders, these units are manufactured here in the U.S.A. by a company that is owned and operated by veterans. Because of its long list of features and benefits, it is the premiere security unit available for motorcycles.

• ALERT… If the Bike is moved, the Owner will receive a Text message and/or Email Alert

• LOCATE… In the event of a theft, the Owner and/or the FIN Tracking Center can immediately TRACK and LOCATE the Bike.

• RECOVER… After locating the Bike, the Owner and/or the FIN Tracking Center can interface with the Police to quickly RECOVER the Bike.

How It WShark-ART_faceleft_GPS.jpgorks Details:

• FIN Locate – You can locate the FIN equipped vehicle from any computer, smart phone or tablet that connects to the internet.

• Auto-Report – Once daily FIN will report it’s location if there has been no other activity.

• Boundary Notification – Settings allowing the Owner to position multiple perimeter notifications. If the boundary is entered or exited, the Owner will receive notification.

• Speedy Alert – will notify the owner if the Bike is going over the preset speed.

• FIN Virtual Odometer – will accumulate mileage and/or the run time of the vehicle and through our proprietary software will then send scheduled Service Notifications to the Owner, advising them to return to their dealer for service.

• Power Management – FIN draws less than 1MA in Sleep Mode

• Low Battery Alert – When the Bike battery drops below the prescribed safe level, Text and Email notification Alerts will be sent.

• Battery Tamper Alert – If the power is out to the Bike or the FIN unit, a Text and Email alert will be sent.

• Battery Back-Up – In the event a thief cuts the main battery cable, FIN’s back-up battery will take over so you or the FIN Tracking Center can continue to locate your bike.

• Easy Installation – This small unit is a very easy do-it-yourself install or you can have any car alarm/stereo shop install it. Plus it is small and can be easily hidden on your motorcycle, is water resistant (also used on boats and PWCs) and can withstand extreme weather conditions.

• Coverage – FIN Coverage Area includes all of North America – U.S., Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands!

  K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) doesn’t want your bike to become a statistic. Installation of The Fin Security System will aid you and Law Enforcement in the immediate return of your motorcycle should it ever be taken. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about The FIN, and below you will see feature comparisons with the highly popular “Lo-Jack” tracking system. Take a look for yourself and see the advantages of The FIN Security System. 

*For Security Purposes, no product images shall be revealed as they would enable thieves.*

FIN® and LoJack® Comparison
  FIN® LoJack®
Will it alert right away if my bike is moved? YES See Below*
Am I able to track my bike on the Internet in real time? YES NO
Will I be notified right away if my bike is stolen? YES See Below*
Can I track my bike as soon as it is stolen? YES NO
Is there early warning protection at install? YES NO
Is there nationwide coverage? YES NO
Can I view a history of where my bike has been? YES NO
Can I set a boundary alert (GEO Fence)? YES NO
Can I set a max speed notification? YES NO
Will I get an alert of my battery is low? YES NO
Will I be notified if the bike power has been disconnected? YES NO
Is it transferable to another bike? YES NO
Is it water resistant? YES YES
Do I need to file a police report to start the process? NO YES
Do police forces need special equipment for it to work? NO YES
Does my bike need to be registered? NO YES
 

* Obtained from LoJack® owners manual, 9/10/11:

“Typically, you are notified within 15-30 minutes after your

motorcycle begins moving without the Key Pass. However,

this time may vary depending on your coverage area, but

should not exceed one hour.”

Safety, Style and Support in the Response 2.0 Boot

   The boots we ride in come in a whole load of different styles, but a lot of the aren’t actually riding boots. Some of us like Cowboy Boots, some prefer work boots, others like hiking boots, and still some choose not to wear boots, and even though it is a personal preference, the right riding boot can make a huge difference. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is proud to offer you a great riding boot, loaded with features, at a price that beats the competition. The Response 2.0 Riding Boots by TourMaster.

tourmaster response 2.0    The Response 2.0 boots from Tour Master are a great boot for everyday street use. These boots are very similar in style to a short hiking boot. Because of its simple style it works great for people that want to wear the boots off the bike as well, making them a wise choice for commuters or tourers since they won’t need to pack additional boots or shoes. The most intriguing aspect of the boots is it’s color. Yes, to no ones surprise, they are black, but the finish on the leather leans towards being a “matte” finish rather than slick black, with a feel landing somewhere between a smooth finish and a suede. The “blackout” look which seems to be very popular with black leather motorcycling apparel these days is present here too. The boots have a removable orthopedic foot bed which works well, and since it can be removed out, you’re free to select your own insert if you’d like. Because these are full lace boots, the rider has the liberty to select how snug they want the boots. Since most of the riding boots today are side zip (about 80% of styles) and do not allow for much rider adjustment, this means the chances of getting a good fit is much better. These boots are about 8 inches tall, giving you a good amount of ankle support, while covering your.  A lesson I learned was even though the boots have a waterproof lining, make sure your rain suit or pants are plenty long or rain will come in the tops of a shorter shaft boot like this. Overall, with all the features and benefits these boots have a lot to offer, including good value value.

Response 2.0 Riding Boots:

*Water-repellent leather and PU upper.

*HiPora® waterproof, breathable membrane.

*3M ScotchLite™ on rear area for night-time safety.

*VR single density compound sole for reliable grip.

*100% Polyester round laces plus adjustable Velcro flap for easy fastening.

*Molded nylon ankle guard.

*Shock absorbing latex foam flex panels.

*Leather shift pad.

*Tecno GI® thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap.

*Preformed orthopedic vibration absorbing foot bed.

   When you are ready to step into a great riding boot that has a ton to offer at an amazing price, look no further that the Response 2.0 Riding Boots by TourMaster, available now at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com)

Add a Detachable Fairing and instantly you have a 2nd Bike!

   What do you do when you realize you should have bought a bike with a fairing because now you ride more and some tunes wouldn’t be bad either? Do you trade in your bike and get one with all the bells and whistles? Do you buy a second bike so you have both styles, and risk feeling a “Great Disturbance in The Force”? Do you suck it up Buttercup and just use an MP3 player and some ear buds? Your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) have the perfect solution to what ails you, a Quick Detach Fairing from Dead Center. For all you Road King and FL Softtail owners, here is your opportunity to add some wind protection and traveling tunes at the same time.

   With the addition oDead Center QD Fairing CC-602080f a Dead Center Quick Detach Fairing, you will enjoy excellent wind protection, good looks and premium stereo sound on the open road. You now have the flexibility to convert your ride in seconds from a sweet touring bike to the wind in your face boulevard cruiser in seconds on compatible Harley Models. The Dead Center fairing gives you quick-detach convenience with additional security of a barrel lock. Innovative mounting brackets, which are patent pending, guide the fairing into the docked position quickly and easily when it comes time to hit the open road. Full touring comfort and the stripped down look you bought the bike for in the first place. Available with stereo pre-installed or without stereo so you can install your own components. Quality Construction – Meticulous fiberglass construction in gloss black gel-coat with polished stainless brackets.

  • Powerful Audio System – Sony Stereo system with Polk Audio 6-1/2″ Speakers – gets you rockin down the highway
  • Lockable – Harley models latch onto the bike automatically when attached, lockable with a turn of the key – keeps your investment out of the hands of others
  • Custom Harness – Custom wiring harness with sealed, easy to use thumb-release connectors – Installation and removal doesn’t get much easier
  • Convenient – Harley models attach/detach in seconds without tools utilizing stock windshield mounts – you already have everything in place
  • Compatability – Fits 1994+ Harley Davidson Road King and 00′-13′ FL Softtail Models – Dead Center makes other models that fit Dynas and Sportsters
  • Attach and detach in seconds without tools – Simple
  • Premium fiberglass construction using a special Resin Transfer Molding process – tough as nails and rivals OEM quality
  • No need for paint. The outer finish is a polished, gloss-black gel coat – Ready to be installed on H-D’s most popular  – Vivid Black
  • Corrosion resistant. All mounting hardware is polished stainless steel – Stays pretty under even the worst conditions
  • Compatible with many Harley-Davidson® and aftermarket fairing accessories. Including current 3 hole pattern windshields, windshield trims, pouches etc.
  • Fits 94-12 Road King; 00-12 FL Softail including; Heritage Softail, Deluxe and Fatboy models with quick detach windshield hardware (Fatboy models require mounting kit for passing lamps for proper width, mounting kit sold separately, #47-6106)
  • Units are available with or without audio componenets. Upgrade speakers, head units, and amplifiers are also available

   Now you can have thdead ctr QD no audio CC-602081e best of both worlds when it comes to motorcycling, a wind in your face cruiser and touring comfort with tunes. Add a Dead Center Quick Detach Fairing from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and see how cool it is to have “2″ bikes in your barn. Customization is taken to a whole new level with these Quick Detach Fairings from Dead Center.

Adding ABS Style Braking is Simple with TCB

   How often have you said to yourself. “I sure wish my motorcycle had ABS brakes!” Did you purchase that bike pre-owned? Were ABS brakes not an available factory option when your bike was made? I have some good news, you can install a Traction Control Braking (TCB) system on your American V-Twin. Now you can have the same sure-footed response of an Anti-lock breaking system without a costly retro-fit, saving you time and money. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has units ready to ship to your door giving you a safer ride. Check out the video to see how it works.(CLICK HERE)

The Traction Control Braking System is exactly that:
inside TCB II and logo*TRACTION: The tire to ground traction is referred to as coefficient of friction. A TCB System helps increase the amount of wheel slip during aggressive braking maneuvers by using varied amounts of traction.
*CONTROL: During aggressive braking maneuvers or “panic stops”, the area of the tire that is actually on the ground is less than the size of a postcard on most motorcycles. This small area or contact patch is where you are getting your traction. The TCB unit allows the tire to rotate during these aggressive maneuvers and the driver experiences more control of the vehicle because utilizes more of the tires surface. Without any form of Anti-Lock or TCB System, the wheel is more likely to lock up, and as a result, the bike will generally skid out of control.
*BRAKING: Electronic forms of Anti-Lock braking only work at certain minimum speeds by quickly locking and releasing your brakes, but it needs to be noted that ABS still locks your wheels. When your wheels lock at high speeds or when you are on less than desirable road conditions (wet roads, gravel, etc…) this can lead to loss of control. The TCB unit on the other hand works every time you brake and at any speed to help avoid the wheels from locking. Once installed, the TCB becomes an integral part of the brake system it has been applied to.

The TCB Brake System installs in minutes by replacing the banjo-bolt on the Brake Caliper or Master Cylinder. Unlike any other safety product, it works automatically, every time you brake, and at any speed. It works like a “shock absorber” inside the Brake system to help prevent the wheels from locking-up. Wheel lock-up during  emergency or “panic” stops can send your vehicle out of control!

  • Acts like a sTCB10125hock absorber to allow the brake pads to float and/or drag over the rotors natural high and low spots (we are not talking about warped rotors).
  • Automatically increases Rider’s ability to brake in a shorter distance in both regular and panic stops (by as much as 20% in a panic stop at speeds from 35 mph to 55 mph).
  • Helps modulate your brake system.
  • Helps to avoid premature brake lock-up.
  • Improves brake control conditions in most cases.
  • Unlike electronic ABS the TCB System helps prevent lock-up before it happens.
  • Gives you a feeling of more range in your brake levers so you can brake hard with confidence.
  • Delivers maximum affect, when installed on both the front and rear brakes by replacing the “Banjo Bolt”.
  • Specifically designed for motorcycles and ATV’s without anti-lock brake systems (ABS).
  • Will not allow air into your braking system.

TCB Brake System works on motorcycles and ATV’s when an ABS system is not offered from the factory, and costs a fraction of a retro-fit kit if one is even available. TCB Systems are so confident in their product, it even comes with a  “Lifetime Warranty”. Stop by K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and discover the difference with TCB Systems.*NOTE: In all cases check the manufacturer’s specifications before installation to ensure proper fit.*

Handlebar Storage is now a Reality Thanks to Hopnel

   So you picked out the perfect Cruiser, added Chrome, changed the exhaust, even had it pinstriped, but it still lacks something. Oh yeah, storage! Unless you get one of the big Touring bikes, storage or lack of Storage is something all bikes have in common. On our quest to bring you all the goods to make your bike the best that it can be, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) found something new from Hopnel. A handlebar mounted storage pouch that offers a universal fit on almost any motorcycle.

BBP-H50-02BKC Univ Hbar Pouch      Legendary Sewn Products Manufacturer Hopnel has done it again with the latest addition to their line up. The universal fit handlebar pouch, another must have storage pouch system  This Handlebar Pouch measures a generous 8” x 4” x 2” and includes Hopnel’s “digital buddy” clear cellphone pocket system. This cellphone pocket measures 7” x 4” and will accommodate cellphones, MP3 or other devices and loads from the inside of the sleeve keeping Mother Nature out while keeping your devices dry. The clear window also allows for touch screen device operation to insure you retain full capability of your electronics gear you stow in the “Digital Buddy”. For a longer life expectancy, the Clear UV stabilized surface allows easy screen reading and will hold up in the toughest environments.  Installation is a breeze with the 4 adjustable straps that allow this handlebar pouch to be easily attached to most non – fairing motorcycles. How’s that for a design that is made for an often forgotten group of riders.

   Hopnel understands there are more riders out there than the Touring crowd and has stepped up to the plate for then. They also understand that with limited space, most storage items need to pull double duty. Designed with that in mind, this universal mount handlebar pouch offers riders a special pocket for your electronics devices that not only allow you to view them, but operate them as well. Head over to our online store (www.kandgcycles.com) and see this and all of the other great products from Hopnel.

How to make a Softtail Bagger

   In the ever changing world of Motorcycle Customization, one of the big trends is adding Touring Bags to the Softtail line. Let’s face it, the Hard Bags The Motor Company offers for The Softtail Family just don’t look right. That is why K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has found a set of bags that install easily and give you the look you’ve been wanting.

   The HT Series HRIDE-HT ST KITard Saddlebags for Harley Softtail Models (Standard, Deluxe, Heritage, Fat Boy) Combo package includes HT Series saddlebags and our Softtail Bagger Conversion Kit. This includes everything you need to convert your Softtail to a bagger with ease! The HT Saddlebags are a full size touring bag, featuring a triple ribbed design, making the bags extra durable! The bags come equipped with all hardware (latches, locks, etc). Unlike our competitors, our latches are metal, not ABS.

   Included with this package is the Softtail Conversion Brackets which enable you to install HT bags to your Softtail with little fuss. This heavy duty conversion kit fits all Softtail models except the Deuce & Slim. The bracket uses the two fender bolts (9.25″ center to center) on your Softtail for support. Included with your purchase you will receive one pair of HT Series saddlebags (left + right), as well as one pair of Softtail Conversion Brackets (left + right).

So when the time comes to transform your motorcycle into the Custom Ride you want, make sure you stop by K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and pick up a set of Touring Bags and everything required to install them. You will be glad you did.

Important: The exhaust pipe must hang below the rear axle in order to use the conversion brackets. Turn signals will also need to be relocated (except on the deluxe model).

Replace Your Stock Windshield with a Custom Model from Bores

Has it ever occurred to you your “Custom” Accessory may not be so custom after all? Well that is about to change! Recently K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) partnered with Bores Manufacturing to bring to you what we think is one of the hottest new accessories since the Fall of The Berlin Wall. With everyone replacing the windshield in favor of a shorter one, a flip one, one with a design on it and so on, we are going to take it a bit further. Bores Mfg. is making motorcycle windshields for Batwing Fairing H-D’s out of 304 Stainless Steel. I know you are saying, “Stainless? Really?” Yep.

   Polished to a mirror likBR-Stainlesse finish, this new design windshield is on the shorter side of things. Coming in at 4.5″ above the top of the outer fairing, you shouldn’t expect a large amount of wind deflection. This is in part because the windshields have to remain short as they are not see though and any increased height could impair visibility.What you can expect is a large amount of admirers wanting to know where you got such a killer windshield. If the beautiful plain finish isn’t enough, take note you can purchase 3 additional designs.

1) A winged skull design

2) A slick tribal pinstriped design

3) A Standing Eagle design

stainless windshield   For those of you seeking to widen the margin between you and the other guy, you can even have custom custom logos cut for a an additional fee. This is great for Clubs, Charity Rides, or Ride Groups that want to be recognized. How cool would it be to pull up on your pride and joy to your next ride and set the bar with a custom windshield sporting a custom logo. The possibilities are endless – Family Crest, Heritage Icons, Patriotic Symbols, Sports Logos, you name it, you can have the design on your new custom windshield.

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Mirror Finish – Type 304 Stainless Steel
  • Fits all Batwing style fairings for Harley-Davidson
  • Laser cut and pre-formed for quality fit
  • Size: 4.5″ (exposed)
  • Fits: FLHT, FLHTC , FLHTCU, FLHTCUI, FLHX, CVO & FLHTCUTG
  • Fits: 1996 – 2014

  In a world of clones, we do what we can to be different. A little more chrome here, some sweet wheels there, custom pin striping, and effect lighting still doesn’t guarantee us a unique ride. We have to search out the truly unique accessories that will take our bike over the top. At K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we believe personalizing your motorcycle is as much a part of owning it as is fueling and maintenance. Add a real custom touch with one of these stainless steel windshield from Bores Mfg, available from K and G Cycles.

Make Sure you have enough for that Luggage with a new Rack

   Without a doubt we could all use a little more storage space when it comes to motorcycling and packing. It doesn’t matter if you have a Touring bike,or a Sportster, we all need more! The Team at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is full of motorcycle enthusiast and we can relate to your concerns so we are proud to offer you alternative options that allow you increased storage. Take a look at just a few of the options available.

   Do you own a Road King aRoad King rack TR-492098 nd want to add a little cargo carrying capability? Look no further than this luggage rack (Part # TR-492098) that mounts to a 2-up sissy bar on 1997-2008 models. Constructed of heavy-duty 5/8″ tubing, and slathered in a show quality chrome finish, this rack is easy on the eyes. For ease of installation, this rack attaches to the detachable 2-up backrest using machined billet aluminum mounting blocks. Going above and beyond, it even comes with tie down hooks which can be secured to this rack in almost any angle combination needed. Everything you need to attach this unit to your motorcycle is included as well as the necessary instructions simplifying installation and giving you an end result of more storage.

   Part # 50-0589 is for Sportster ownxl-lugage-rack1ers that already have a backrest. They can easily add a luggage rack and increase the cargo carrying capability of their bike. This chrome luggage rack bolts on to side plates of your existing sissy bar allowing you to utilize the popular 2-piece bags and have a ton of storage. For lighter runs, it is a great place for a classic roll bag to tag along. For best fit and easiest installation, the inside width between the mounting brackets is 5-3/4″. This luggage rack is designed to carry loads that weigh 10 pounds or less. Translation, you have more storage possibilities.

   If your ride is anfxst rack FX Softtail, and you want to keep the lines clean, than check out Part # 50-2071, a luggage rack designed for bikes with bobbed tail fenders. This rack doesn’t require you to have a sissy bar for support because it attaches to the rear fender, and follows the sweeping lines so it isn’t an eyesore. When used in conjunction with a sissy bar, any bags you hang from a sissy bar, won’t ride on the fender and damage the paint. So the addition of this fender rack means increased storage whether it is used by itself or with a sissy bar.

   Adding more storage possibilities to your bike is easily done when you check out the options K and G Cycles (www,kandgcycles.com) has for you. No matter what bike you ride, there are choices out there for you. Take a look and order one up before the new season gets here.

Royal Blue Cleaning Products! Big Results in a Small Package

   When it comes to caring for our motorcycles there is an overwhelming amount of cleaning and detailing products available. How do you sort through the sea bottles that claim they are the best and do this and that? You let K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) do the research, identify the manufacturers that bring a quality product to the table, and determine which companies supply the best customer service. Without either one of those qualities we may as well be buying those supplies out of someones trunk or at the end of the freeway off ramp. We take the guess work out of your purchase by only offering proven products that you can trust.

   Developed in a working Detail Shop, Royal Blue Wax was designed to be a product that is easy to use, delivers high quality results, while giving you the maximum protection for your investment. Looking to simplify the detailing process, a Wash and Wax product and a Wax and Clean product was developed to streamline your detailing process so you can spend more time doing what you love – Riding.

Take a look at the Royal Blue Wax products we are now proudly carrying:

RBW-Wash n wax  Royal Blue Motorcycle Wash & Wax – Royal Blue Carnauba wash foams away dirt, grime, and grease without compromising the wax protection. This leaves your vehicle as shiny and smooth as the last time you waxed it. Conditioners inside the patented formula moisturize the paint, revealing brighter colors and more clarity, extending the life of your finish. The Wash and Wax from Royal Blue is PH balanced as well as non-detergent based therefore it reduces water spots and protects against the sun’s damaging UV rays. Infused with Royal Blue Carnauba Wax, the wash provides another layer of protection every time you use it, creating a strong barrier to keep out harsh elements that makes cleanup from bugs and birds much easier.

RBW-cleaner-wax   Royal Blue Motorcycle Wax and Cleaner in One  – Royal Blue Carnauba Wax is a one step process that delivers professional high gloss results. Simply wipe it on and wipe it off. At the same time, you wipe off years of oxidation and discoloration, leaving behind a beautiful protective wax coating that lasts six months with each application. Since it contains no clay fillers, you never have to worry about scrubbing for hours to remove the wax. Whether it’s wet n’ hazy or dry, it’s easy on and easy off! Royal Blue Wax and Cleaner is non-abrasive and formulated for multiple surfaces – clear coat, gel coat, fiberglass, and even safe dealer-added coatings.

RBW-Spray-Detailer   Royal Blue Motorcycle Spray Detailer – The Royal Blue Spray Detailer is finally here and we’re excited for you to try it out! This is Royal Blue’s newest product! The Spray Detailer is clear coat safe, it will remove dust, annoying fingerprints and harmful contaminants before they have a chance to damage your paint and finish. This is a great product to use between major cleanings because it is such a simple product to use and the results are BIG! With its easy to use formula, all you need to do is spray it on the desired area to be cleaned and wipe it off. Royal Blue Spray Detailer will leave your ride standing taller than the Empire State Building.

   When it comes time to purchase your cleaning supplies you need to look for quality, efficiency and results. Royal Blue Motorcycle Cleaners and Waxes are available at K and G Cycles (www,kandgcycles.com) and deliver the results you desire. Order your up today and see how easy it is to have a fine looking ride in no time flat.

Adding Cool LED Accent Lighting to your Bike

   We all try hard to make our bike stand apart from the next by adding all sorts of accessories. With as many Aftermarket Manufacturers as there are, you would think it it would be a pretty easy task, think again. That is why I am going to address Show Lighting Kits and L.E.D. Strip Lighting from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and the difference it can make to your bike.

   Let’s begin by exploled podsring the world of Cluster or Pod lighting. These systems usually contain 4-6 lighting modules that can often be found in Chrome or Black housings. For those seeking more accent lighting, many kits have expansion capabilities. They will also come in a standard array of colors: Blue, Purple, Orange/Amber, Green, Red, Yellow, and White. Most pod sets are self adhesive and will come with some type of control unit that can control intensity, strobe, and fade functions. The most popular places to mount the modules are under the tank, rear fender, oil tank/battery box area, and front fender. When additional pods are available, it seems a very popular place in the bottom side of the frame. Due to the fact most of these lighting pods are L.E.D. lights, that means there is minimal electrical draw so the system is not taxed very much.

   Now we will take a looled stripsk at L.E.D. strip lighting. This style of lighting is just that – strips of L.E.D. lights that can follow virtually any curve and can be trimmed to the desired length. Since most kits feature both single and multi-strip configurations, there is no doubt a kit for you. Color options are almost identical between the 2 styles so no matter what color your bike is, there will be a sweet color combination to customize the look. Also because the color palette is similar, type of lighting isn’t more popular than the other. The appeal of the strip lighting is it has a lower profile so the light strips aren’t as intrusive. Again with the strips being L.E.D. lights, they will draw a very small amount of power from your electrical system.

   Adding L.E.D. Accent lighting is one sure fire way to make your bike stand out in the crowd. Contact K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) today and start building your custom light show for your bike. Be Bold, Be different!

Saddle Shields bring good looks and Divert the Heat

   Imagine you are out riding on a sunny day and the temps start to rise. Your planned route has you sitting in stop-and-go traffic or it’s got you parked at that stoplight that seems to be ignoring you. The heat coming off your motor is just about unbearable, but what can you do? You’ve switched to synthetic fluids and you’ve noticed a few degrees difference. There has to be something out there that can make a difference. The Crew here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) knows exactly what troubles you, and we have the solution – you need to install a set of Saddle Shields on your ride.

   These air deflreflective smoke saddle shieldsectors mount easily to the frame and are built out of tough as nails polycarbonate. From industry leader Kuryakyn, these good looking saddle shields are perfectly positioned on the frame to re-direct the heat away from you and your thighs. This provides a remarkable reduction in the temps inflicted on the rider. I have these on my personal bike and I can tell you how effective they are. Though we aren’t experiencing record highs at this time of the year, last summer was a true test though. Running 3 to 4 hours at a stretch, on days where the Mercury was reading 90°+, I can honestly tell you having these Saddle Shields in place mad a huge difference in my comfort level. Designed to channel much of the heat away from the seat area, they delivered on their word and kept me cooler. Never being one to follow the norm, Kuryakyn wanted the shields to be effective and good looking. To achieve this, they constructed the covers from a Reflective Smoke colored polycarbon material that depending on how you look at it, can appear as a chrome or smoked shield. A functional accessory that adds some flair to your ride.

   Before your nexsaddle shields 2t hot weather outing, contact your friends at K and G Cycles (www,kandgcycles.com) so you can pick up a set of Saddle Shields from Kuryakyn. You will be surprised the difference they will make, and you will wonder how you ever survived without them. Now you can enjoy your ride no matter how hot! Fitments available for Dyna, Softtail, and Touring models ranging all the way back to 1997 depending what you ride.

Bolt On Custom Looks from Cyclesmiths

For those of you wanting your bike to be different from the rest, Saddlebag Extensions are a simple way to make that dream a reality. Not everyone can afford the luxury of a custom paint job, aftermarket wheels, or to purchase a custom built bike, or might not want to. Still they want their ride to be one of a kind. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is glad to make your customization dreams a reality with saddlebag extensions from Cyclesmiths. They will give you a cool custom look for a few crisp bills, as opposed to a few thousand dollars. 3 distinct designs with numerous different finishes allow you to select one that works for your application.

Dual Exhaust ModelsCycleSmiths extensions – H-D Touring Class Motorcycles with Dual exhaust built from 1993 to present, (except for Road King Classic w/leather bags and CVO stretched bags). Cyclesmiths advanced design even works with OEM saddlebag rails. The custom extensions overlap the saddlebag approximately 1″ and extend the bag down visually approximately 2 7/8″. Knowing most H-D Riders have installed aftermarket exhaust, oversize cut-outs accommodate up to 6″ diameter mufflers. Installation is easy. 4 fasteners bolt the extension to the bottom of the bag, and you’re done. Saddlebags remain fully functional, and to date, no one has “dragged ‘em” yet.  This looks really kool and gives your bike a great, low look.

2 into 1 Mo2 into 1 extensiondels -  These are pretty much the same as the Dual Exhaust version, but only have the relief cut on one side. Installation is the simple 4 point fastener. Set up with a 1″overlap, and 2 7/8″ visual extension, customization is available to you performance minded individuals. Finally someone has given you the opportunity to have the bags look right. Nothing says custom more than a muffler poking out of the right side saddlebag, while the left has no outlet.

Custom Application Modelsflat bottom aluminum extension – When there is no need for exhaust cutouts, Cyclesmiths have designed extensions for you. Available in the same selection of finishes as the other extensions, but intended for applications where stock configuration exhaust is not being used. RECOMMENDATION:Use for long skinny pipes when the end of the pipe extends past the rear of the saddlebag for more than 2″. A great addition to Fish Tail End Cap exhaust. Also a great look for the Radius Pipes that dump before the saddlebags. This looks really kool and makes your bike look nice and low – Fits all 1993 to current Harley-Davidson touring saddlebags (except for Road King Classic leather bags and CVO stretched bags) and will work with saddlebag rails.

When comes time to add the finishing touches to your motorcycles, look no further than K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) for custom saddlebag extensions from Cyclesmiths. Big motorcycle customization giving you a one of a kind look, that won’t break the bank.

Customizing your Bike with Banana’s. Banana Boards that is.

   With the season in full swing, you no doubt have gotten to enjoy a few longer trips on the bike. This has probably led to the discovery of your floorboards aren’t as comfortable as you thought. Keeping with the spirit of installing custom items when we upgrade, let me introduce you to Custom Floorboards from Cyclesmiths called Banana Boards. These unique floorboards have a one of a kind look that has yet to be seen anywhere else. In addition to the rider floorboards, they also carry passenger boards, shifter pegs, and brake pedal pads. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is pleased to bring you such unique accessories for your motorcycle.

Banana Boards 104-XL-SB   To begin with, we will take a look at original Banana Boards Rider Floorboards. What grabs your attention first is precariously long floorboard that seems to be misshapen. This is actually designed to increase rider comfort due to the additional real estate offered up. However, few riders purchase these boards with that notion in mind, they are going for the aesthetic appeal. “A Bike should look cool before being comfortable.” The happy coincidence is the unexpected improvement in comfort, mainly due to the ability of the rider to move their foot in different positions during the ride. This ultimately thwarts cramping and fatigue of the feet and legs. Banana Boards Floorboards come in many different styles so finding the right look for your motorcycle is easy.

To continue with the customization of your pass banana board106BPNRride, we will now take a look at the passenger floorboards. Because CycleSmiths understands so many bikers today subscribe to the theme idea when it comes to boards, pedals and grips, they offer matching components too. If you are going to carry a passenger for any length, you will want to have floorboards for them too. Since you have installed custom floorboards for yourself, are you going to treat the passenger to some? This simple addition to your bike can give you a completed, one of a kind look that will have people admiring your decision with jealousy.

brake pedal123-SB    Now, since you are all in having installed the rider and passenger Banana Boards, you must complete the look with a Brake Pedal cover and Shifter Pegs. As with any accessory install, you will want to have as many like pieces as possible and CycleSmiths has made this possible. Now of course the pedal pads and shifter pegs don’t have the exaggerated shapes as the floorboards do, they do share the same patterns. This makes critical functions such as shifting and braking no different from those having the boring controls. Just because you have custom parts installed on your bike  doesn’t mean it has to be nearly impossible to ride or offer up any comfort.

When it comes to installing accessories on our motorcycles, we want to make sure the guy next door doesn’t have the same stuff. That is why K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is carrying the awesome line of CycleSmiths products. When you want quality, distinction, and a fair price, that ultimately provides additional comfort, look no further than K and G Cycles, your Customization Headquarters.

Don’t get Stranded on your Next Trip! Rely On Reda!

reda-can   How many times have you had that sick feeling you just might run out of gas at 1 in the morning and don’t know where the next gas station is? K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is happy to offer an inexpensive insurance for this situation. The REDA Gas Can, designed specifically for your Harley Davidson hard-sided touring saddlebags. Your riding pleasure and confidence increases dramatically knowing you have an extra gallon of gas tucked in your bags in case you need it.  The number one worry of most riders is ”Do I have enough fuel to make it?” and “Where is the next service?” Those days are over!

saddlebag gas can   The REDA Gas Can is an ingenious invention that solves an age old problem that we have all had to deal with. Each can holds an impressive one gallon of gas and thereby extending your ride up to 35-40 miles, put one in each bag and you can go an amazing 70-80 miles down the road ! Custom made to fit perfectly right in that back, hard to reach corner of the bag, it takes up hardly any space at all. The REDA Gas Can is EPA and CARB certified, and meeting these standards makes this gas can 100 % vapor proof AND 100% spill proof, so there is no need to worry about fumes or gas in your bags. The Reda Gas Can was invented by a fellow rider passionate about logging a ton of miles and not wanting to plan rides based around fuel stops, Ron Reda couldn’t find a solution to the age old dilemma, so he invented the REDA Gas Can to help all riders heading out on long trips. If you have ever run out of gas you know how it can ruin your day and others you are riding with. Built to last a lifetime and made of the highest quality materials, the REDA Gas Can will give you the confidence and piece of mind to really enjoy the ride and not worry about where the next gas station is.

The Reda Gas Can, available from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is must for every motorcyclist out there. Pack 2 or give one to a friend because running out of fuel sucks, but thanks to Ron Reda we don’t have to.

Installing an Add-On Oil Cooler keeps Temps under Control

If this Summer turns out like last years, be prepared for a lot of heat! If that is the case, my trusty stead just might have a melt down! Unless you ride a 2014 from Milwaukee or a V-Rod, the only choice in battling those temps is an Oil Cooler. At K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we understand just what heat can do to a bike and the rider, and that is why we carry a large selection of Oil Coolers for your H-D V-Twin.

jagg oil cooler 40-1519   Oil cooling refers to a process in which oil is used as a coolant. The oil is heated by the object it cools and then usually passes through a cooling unit such as an oil cooler, typically a type of radiator, or less commonly a gas decompressor. The cooled fluid flows back into the hot object to cool it continuously. Oil cooling is most commonly used to cool high-performance motorcycle engines that are not water-cooled. The cylinder barrel is air-cooled, as is commonly used for motorcycles, but the cylinder head may require additional cooling. As there is already a circulation system available for lubrication, this oil is also piped to the cylinder head and used as a liquid coolant. Compared to an oil system used solely for lubrication, oil cooling requires additional capacity, also an oil-air oil cooler, or a larger oil cooler if one is already present. This is where aftermarket coolers come into play. One of the better know names is Jagg. Aftermarket oil coolers are commonplace on air cooled bikes in high temp regions of the U.S. and are beginning to become a more common addition to other areas.

When it comes to preserving your motorcycle and protecting it from thermal breakdown and damage, as well as decreasing heat transfer to the rider, an add-on oil cooler is a great choice. Contact the pros at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) to discuss your options today. Not only do we sell the, we use them on our own bikes as well. Ya know Florida can get pretty warm in the Summertime.

A Whole New Look by installing Contoured Side Covers

   With custom baggers the current rage, it is not uncommon to see big front wheels and stretched bags on many of them. One detail that is often overlooked is the side covers. You have come so far with custom paint, all you need is a set of contoured side covers to complete the look. At K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we are proud to offer Contour Side Covers. Made from formed ABS plastic that features a clean contoured look that flows into the saddlebags.

contour side panels 49-2719  Each Contour Cover Set includes three mounting studs which plug directly  into original rubber grommets making installation a breeze. These covers have more surface area than stock side covers for continuation of your paint scheme and will compliment our stretched saddlebags as well as stock saddlebags. Both Right and Left side panels are molded ABS with the pins installed, for a push-on and click installation! Easiest installation around and they come ready for primer and paint. How cool would it be to give your ride a smooth transition from the bags to the tank and give you even more surface for that sweet paint job?

These are the bikes these Contour Covers are designed to fit. Sorry to all of you building a Softtail Bagger, they haven’t come out with a set that addresses the oil tank and a way to mount them. Fits Harley-Davidson models:

  • FLTR 1997-2008
  • FLHT 1997-2008
  • FLHR 1997-2008
  • FLH 1997-2008

When it come to putting the icing on the cake, you want it to look the best it can. When you customize your ride, you want it to look the best it can. Install a set of these Contour Side Covers and you will have a one a kind look along with your personalized paint. K and G Cycles (www.kandgycles.com) is here to help you achieve complete customization. All you have to do is ask.

 

How the Guardian Bell Legend Came to Be

   You’ve been in a ton of motorcycle shops and seen countless motorcycles over the year and have seen “Guardian Bells”  and wondered what they are. and what they mean. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is going to share with you The Legend of The Guardian Bell, so sit back and enjoy.

Many years ago, on a cold December night, a crThe Celtic Cross bell will fight the road gremlins to the death.usty old biker was returning from a trip to Mexico with his saddlebags filled with toys and other assorted trinkets for the kids at a group home near where he worked. As he rode along that night thinking how lucky he had been in life, having a loving riding partner that understood his need to roam the highways and to his trusty old pan that hadn’t let him down once in the many years they had shared the road together. Well about 40 miles north of the border, in the high desert, lurked a small group of notorious little critters known as road gremlins. You know, the ones who always leave little obstacles like, one shoe, boards, and pieces of old tires on the road, and also dig those dreaded potholes for bikers to run over and crash, thus giving the road gremlins a chance to rejoice over their acts of evil.

Well, as the lone wolf of a biker rounded a curve that moonlit night, the gremlins ambushed him, causing him to crash to the asphalt and skid before coming to a stop next to one of his saddlebags that had broken free. As he lay there, unable to move, the road gremlins made their way towards him. Well, this biker, not being one to give up, started throwing things at the gremlins as they approached him. Finally, with nothing else to throw but a bell, he started ringing it in hopes to scare off the dirty little gremlins. About a half a mile away, camped in the desert, were two bikers sitting around the campfire talking about their day’s ride, and the freedom of the wind blowing in their faces as they rode across this vast country. In the stillness of the night air they heard what sounded to them like church bells ringing, and upon investigating, found the old biker lying along the roadside with the gremlins about to get him.Needless to say, being part of the biker brotherhood, they preceded to ward off the gremlins until the last ran off into the night.

Being gratefone of the defenders of the road, this gladiator bell is up for the fightul to the two bikers, the old road dog offered to pay them for their help, but as all true bikers do, they refused to accept any type of payment from him. Not being one to let a good deed go unnoticed, the old biker cut two pieces of leather from his saddlebags tassels and tied a bell to each one. He then placed them on each of the biker’s motorcycles, as near to the ground as possible. The tired, old road warrior then told the two travelers that with those bells placed on their bikes, they would be protected from the road gremlins and that if ever in trouble, just ring the bell and a fellow biker will come to their aid. So, whenever you see a biker with a bell, you know that he has been blessed with the most important thing in life – friendship from a fellow biker.

The Purpose of the Guardian Bell

Many of us have heard the sBCA Pink ribbon bell BEA1086tory about Evil Road Spirits. They are little gremlins that live on your bike. They love to ride, and they’re also responsible for most of your bike’s problems. Sometimes your turn signals refuse to work; your battery goes dead, the clutch needs adjustment, or any of several hundred things that can go wrong. These problems are caused by Evil Road Spirits. These Spirits can’t live in the presence of the bell, because they get trapped in the hollow of the bell. Among other things, their hearing is super-sensitive, so the constant ringing of the bell and the confined space drives them insane. They lose their grip and eventually fall to the roadway. Have you ever wondered how potholes are formed? The bell has served its purpose.

If you pick up a Guardian Bell of your own, the magic will work, but if your bell is given to you, the power is doubled, and you know that somewhere you have a special friend helping to look after you. So, if you have a friend who doesn’t have a bell, take a look at the great selection of bells offered at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and give them one? It’s a nice feeling for the recipient to know you care. The bell, plus a good preventive maintenance program by the bikes owner, will help eliminate Evil Road Spirits.

Polishing the Guardian Bell

It has been a tradition among some of us for a long flag belltime to attach a brass bell to our left swing arm, to remember our brothers and sisters who have gone down riding. It’s a small thing, but the reason a brass bell is chosen is that, as we ride, it gets dirty and tarnished. Every time we get down to wash and polish it, we are reminded of friends lost, and our thoughts turn to the meaning of being in the wind. As we ride and hear the bell ring, we know that our brothers and sisters are riding with us, and how easy it would be to join them with a single mistake. And maybe, just maybe, the next time a situation comes up; they will be there to help us…as long as we remember them by polishing the bell.

The Legend of the Guardian Bell is one of unknown origin, and such fantastic lore that we can’t help but be drawn in. Who wouldn’t want to fend off evil spirits? Who doesn’t like giving or receiving a gift? Who doesn’t like to dress up their bike? Who doesn’t want to take a minute and remember a loved one that has passed before them? Head over to K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and pick up a bell for that special someone.

Performance and Style Upgrades from Velocity Stack

What is custom filtered velocity stack cc-629371a Velocity Stack and what are the benefits of running one on our bike? That is a great question, and The K and G Cycles Team (www.kandgcycles.com) is going to do their very best to provide you with enough information to answer that. So sit back and prepare to have your knowledge expanded. In simplist terms a velocity stack is a trumpet-shaped device of differing lengths which is fitted to the air entry of an engine’s intake system, carburetor or fuel injection. It is designed to:

  • Allow smooth and even entry of air at high velocities into the intake tract with the flow stream adhering to the pipe walls. (Sort of like a supercharger without the cost)
  • Modify the dynamic tuning range of the intake tract by functioning as a resonating pipe which can adjust the frequency of pressure pulses based on its length within the tract. (High Tech talk for improving the flow of air across the board for better response and more usable power.

   Modern engines univS&S Velocity stack 34-1880ersaly have tuned intake tract volumes and associated resonance frequencies, designed to provide higher than atmospheric intake air pressure while the intake valves are open – increasing the density of the trapped air in the combustion chamber (higher compression). Modified engines often have the original air box and associated ducting removed and velocity stacks are installed as accessories. Todays fuel injection systems with a plenum and single air inlet typically incorporate some sort of radiused entrance, designed to improve power, based on air flow increases. Power gains are usually at higher rpm. In amateur and professional racing, aftermarket velocity stacks are often used, as rules allow, and gains in the order of 2% to 4% can be obtained when inlet radii and stack lengths are optimized for that engine. The length of the stack is known to have a direct effect on a particular engine’s boosted power range.

   It is commonly related that “stand off” (air–fuel mix that gets pushed back out of the port, usually at full throttle / low rpm) is somehow captured by installing a longer intake pipe (stack). but, it is actually that the intake valve is closing too late and the combustion chamber is simply overfilling and blowing back out the intake port, before the intake valve closes. A longer inlet pipe will create a later intake pressure wave that will help keep the air in the chamber until the intake valve closes.

   The acceleraVelocity_stack_detailtion of air flow into a duct is inherently a highly efficient process and the difference between even the crudest radius inlet, and the most aerodynamic shape possible is slight, amounting to no more than a few percent The flow coefficient of a perfect entry would be 1.0 while the coefficient for a sharp edged entry would be 0.6 and a re-entrant plain pipe 0.5. In practice these latter types of entry are never used for engine intakes. There is always some attempt to provide some radius at the entry. This means that total engine airflow would not increase by the amount suggested by these figures, which apply only to the entry alone, as the inlet end is never the smallest or most restrictive part of the system. Because the greatest losses to flow occur near the valve seat, actual overall gain from any improvement of the entry flow would be much less. In the real world, on high-rpm Internal Combustion engine, using a minimum amount of inlet radius gives the best wave strength and a power boost of 2% to 4% over a 3000 to 3500 rpm range. Using a larger radius, like 3/4″, broadens out the resonant pressure wave rpm range, but the compression boosting pressure wave is greatly diminished and almost unnoticed by the engine.

I suspect one of the main reasons many of us will buy a velocity stack is for its raw, high performance looks. I do not feel those are bad reasons, but I do feel it very important to show you there are actual benefits reaped from installing one. At K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we offer an amazing range of Velocity Stacks for you to choose from. Short neck, long neck, filtered, non-filtered, custom application or stock drivelines, we’ve got a velocity stack that will satisfy your needs. Contact us today, and be on your way to better look and performance in no time.