Hopnel makes packing your Bike Easy!

   There comes a point in time when every biker takes an inventory of their wants and needs. It seems one category that is high on the list of priorities is luggage. Whether it is acquiring your first set or replacing the old, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has just what you need to simplify packing and travel. Saddlebag and Tour Pack luggage inserts are a great way to keep everything together and they make toting your goods so much easier. I want to show you the possible combinations of the inserts we have available.

   For those only netrunk liner HTL-01eding or wanting just an insert for the top case, Part # BBP-HTL is the Trunk Liner by Hopnel. Known the industry over for award winning luggage designs, Hopnel Trunk Liners are a great addition for any touring motorcycle. They making loading and unloading your bike a breeze. Crafted from sturdy urethane coated, weather resistant polyester, these bags are built for the long haul. Featuring convenient carrying handles making the liners versatile and user friendly. With dimensions of 22″L x 12.5″H x 11.5″W, this bag will work in almost any Tour Pack.

   Next for the indsaddlebag-inserts-HDSL ividual without a Tour Pack or only needing to replace the saddlebag liners, we proudly offer Hopnel Part # BBP-HDSL. Offering the same great construction as the Tour Pack liner, they slip right into the saddlebags with ease giving you that same hassle free removal and installation of your luggage. Pick up a pair, one for you and one for your passenger. This will avoid the constant battle of “You’ve got more room than I do.” plus it makes them responsible for their own part of the bike.

   Lastly, for th3 pc luggage BBP-SPLHDTLose that need the whole kit and caboodle, you will want to Hopnel Part # BBP-SPLHDTL, the Trunk Liner and Saddlebag Liner Kit. Packaged all in one, this kit is a must have for anyone wanting to be able to fully utilize their storage compartments. You can safely use the saddlebags and tour pack to the fullest potential. Even though this Smart Luggage Kit is affordably priced around $50.00, don’t let the price fool you. Quality is a standard with Hopnel.

  Hopnel designs some of the best bags on the market. They are made of tough materials that give you a long lasting bag that can take quite a bit of punishment. Contact your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) today and pre-order yours today so when the season opens up, you are ready to hit the road.

A Gas Cap can be The Finishing Touch

   Whatever you ride, chances are you have the boring stock Gas Cap still on there just like everybody else. What if you’ve installed a custom paint set and reused the same old cap? Sure it doesn’t seem like a big deal but changing the gas cap can have a profound effect on the look of the bike. From high polished chrome to gloss and flat black, brushed aluminum, and cast designs, as well as pop-up and aircraft design gas caps K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) carries all sorts of styles with one sure to fit your bike and taste.

   Gas caps comblack gas caps 38-0462e in wide variety of designs along with a good range of prices that allow you to customize your bike for for a small fee or top off that awesome one of a kind paint set. The simplest version is a threaded cap that is a direct replacement for your factory cap and will usually come in Chrome, Black, or Polished finishes.  Your options don’t end there, you have just crossed into the custom side. From here on out, it is not as easy as removing the cap, drilling or welding often accompanies these gas caps. If you choose the flush mount gas caps, you get a high-tech look with either a pop-up design or an aviation style “keyed” entry. Some of the flush mount caps have threaded necks which allow you to merely remove your stock cap and thread the new on in place, while others bolt in or need to be welded in place for a proper installation. The end result is the same, a custom look that stands apart from the others.

   One the most overlooked items to replace when customizing your bike is definitely the gas cap because we see it as a utility piece, and utility is not supposed to be pretty. We here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgycles.com) like to throw convention out the window, that is why we offer a large selection of Gas Caps at great prices.

It’s Never a Bad Time to Start Planning that Custom Build

   With all the different rides you’ve seen this season it is easy to understand why you might want a custom ride. Aspirations of building that custom ride have flooded your mind but you aren’t sure where to begin. The crew at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has all the components you need to bring it all together. A custom ride is much closer than you ever dreamed. The first thing you need to understand when deciding to build a bike is it will NOT be finished in 1 or 2 hours like so many of the popular reality TV shows want you to believe. The best advice I can give you is take your time and be keep all your receipts, you will need them.

   After you have decid250 Ultra-wide Softail Style Frame, 38 Degree Rake, 8 Stretch, 28 BBed what style of bike you are going to build you must choose a frame. There a lot of frame manufacturers out there offering low to high dollar frames, and quality that varies as much as price. K and G offers frames from the top names such as Santee, Paughco, Ultima, and more. Chosing the right frame, whether it is a rigid frame or a softail frame  will create far less need for modifications or clean up as your project progresses.  You also want to purchase from a retailer that will be there for you during the build such as K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) should any issues arise.

   Next is selectifx-fender1on of the “Tins”, front and rear fenders, as well as the fuel tank. Whether you’re searching for the minimalistic look of smaller tanks and chopped fenders, or the sleek streamlined look of stretched tanks and sweeper fenders, there are a ton of options available to you. You can also purchase blanks and design your own fenders, setting your custom build off even more. Some people even opt for no front fender and an extreme chopped rear fender. Fuel tanks come in just as many flavors and can give you a retro look to a current year look depending on your taste. Make sure you take your time and decide exactly the look you want as most metal is not returnable, especially if you’ve sanded or primed for prep.  However you desire to cover your tire, or if you want a flashy fuel tank, we have the parts you need.

   Another ctan soloritical piece you need to consider is a seat. Is your build going to be a solo ride? A two-up version? Or is it a part-time both? Seats can make or break a motorcycle, especially a custom built bike, choose the wrong seat and profile, and all your work can be for not. Building a retro  look bike, how about a spring seat – for a solo rider it can offer a bit more comfort while giving you a bare bones style. Need that second seat knowing you will have a passenger most of the time? A quality 2-up seat can still look great while offering increased comfort because many of the suppliers today are using surgical gel and memory foam. allowing a custom seat on almost any bike.

   Once you get this far in your build you will have a working vision of how the bike is supposed to be. Your work is far from over as you still need wheels, handlebars, lighting, power plant, and controls, in addition to the paint you will lay on your custom build. Like I said earlier, take your time, ask a lot of questions, and remember there is no deadline. A custom bike is exactly that, a bike built with your ideas and no one else’s. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is here to here you with everything you need (except paint) for your build.

Run Wild With a New Mustang

   In a time not so long ago Al Simmons made the realization there was a need for all-day riding comfort for both the rider and passenger of motorcycles. This led to the inception of Mustang Seats 1980. Since then he has been proudly filling that need by producing some of the highest quality, most comfortable seats on the market and offering them at reasonable rated. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is proud to offer the same great seats to you, making the time spent in the saddle much more enjoyable and allowing more time to be spent finding “that” spot.

   Every Mustang Semustang seats 27269at is made in the United States by true craftsmen who take pride in transforming the highest quality, raw materials into a finished product under one roof in the New England facility. With over 40 years experience in the Motorcycle Industry, Al has traveled from state to state hearing exactly what tens of thousands of riders are looking for in a seat, and Mustang Seats has delivered. Whatever Harley you call yours, Mustang has a seat to improve your comfort and provide great looks. From Solo Seats or Passenger Pillions to sleek 2-up Low Profile versions, Mustangs focus is on increasing rider comfort first. As many of their craftsmen are motorcycle riders themselves, this allows some serious in-house Research and Development to perfect the product before it hits the market. Premium materials are used in the construction of every seat Mustang sells, allowing them to stand behind each and every seat, giving you piece of mind.

   Stop by K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and see the great line of Mustang Seats. No matter if you run solo or together, Mustang has built a seat with your taste and comfort in mind. You just might need to get one for yourself.

What’s up with Brake Fluid Anyway?

   There’s no denying that brake fluid is an extremely important part of a motorcycle’s brake system make-up and today K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) wants to shed some light on a confusing topic. . The brake fluid is what transfers the force we apply on the lever into pressure, so making sure that we have the correct fluid and that it is well maintained is something that every rider should be extremely conscious of.

   Brake fluid has itsfactory 5 dot 4 own performance life and there are also different types available to us. Hopefully this guide will explain why and how often we should change it, as well as look into some of the different brake fluid types available for us to use.

Why Does Brake Fluid Need To Be Changed?

   Glycol-based brake fluid (the most common for motorcycles) is hygroscopic. This means that the fluid will aggressively absorb moisture. As soon as the seal is broken on the bottle the brake fluid will begin to absorb moisture from the air. The problem is once it’s sealed in your system (though it’s never truly sealed) it will continue to absorb moisture from things like rubber seals and hoses. Over time as more and more moisture is absorbed you will get a build-up of water in the system, and it is that water that changes the performance characteristics of the brake fluid.

   Fluid in its natural state is not exactly compressible, but when that fluid is vaporized by high temperatures the resulting vapor can be compressed. This means the fluid is then less able to convert force into pressure.It is for this reason that brake fluids have very high boiling points to combat this, but when moisture is absorbed into the fluid the boiling point drops dramatically.

   DOT 4 brake fluid for example has a boiling point of around 230 degrees centigrade, but once the fluid absorbs enough moisture to the point where it is then made up of just a few percent water, the boiling point can drop as much as 80 degrees C.

This is why it needs to be changed.

How Often Should it Be Changed?

   For general road use, it is recommended that your brake fluid be change every 1-2 years. This would more than likely be completed as part of your service schedule.

   For bikes that spend time on the track however you do not want to leave any chance of experiencing any performance drops. The level at which you rely on the brakes is paramount, so changing it earlier wouldn’t be a terrible idea. Around once a year if not more if you do quite a lot of track days. Be prepared for people to tell you it should be changed more often because it experiences a lot more heat. This doesn’t necessarily hold true if you are buying the best fluids from the best brands you shouldn’t experience any performance drops due to overheating.

The Different Types of DOT Brake Fluid

   The brake fluids manufactured today have to factory 5 dot 5meet set requirements in order to qualify for consumer use. These requirements come from organizations such as SAE International, or the local government equivalent. The United States of America generally follow the SAE standards, but make amendments to compensate for the massive differences in environments between states and climate differences e.g. Florida vs Alaska. It is the US Department of Transportation that classifies the fluid, which is where the term DOT comes from. The United Kingdom also adheres to DOT standards and therefore sells DOT fluid.

There are a few different types such as:

  • DOT 2 (castor oil-based)
  • DOT 3
  • DOT 4
  • DOT 5.1 (Glycol-based)
  • DOT 5 brake fluid (silicone-based – not a recommended racing brake fluid).

   For motorcycle use though – particularly on the track – there are only two types you need to concern yourself with, and it will more than likely be one of the following fluids that is recommended for your motorcycle.

DOT 4 V/S DOT 5.1

   DOT 5.1 is more hygroscopic than DOT 4 so it absorbs more moisture. Because of this it needs to be changed more often. A benefit of 5.1 is that it has a higher boiling point, meaning it can experience higher temperatures than DOT 4 before it starts to experience any adverse effects. Having said that, a good quality DOT 4 fluid should be able to contend with the temperature levels it would experience on a track day.

   DOT 5.1 will also maintain a lower viscosity in lower temperatures, right down to around -40 degrees C. Though again, this should have no standing on UK track days.

Which is better?

   5.1 will perform better at the extremes of use, but at the level at which your motorcycle is going to perform on a track day then I believe that a good quality DOT 4 brake fluid is going to perform to just the same level. It’s like the semi vs fully synthetic oil debate, a fully is going to give you slight benefits in performance, but a semi synthetic is more than good enough for the job.

   Neither is ‘better’ and both make fine performance brake fluids, but one option simply makes more sense for track riders.

Can You Mix These Different Fluids?

   Rather than flushing the system empty and refilling (meaning you’d need to bleed the brakes), there’s no reason why you can’t use your new type of brake fluid to fill the reservoir as you pump out the old stuff – when going from DOT 4 to DOT 5.1 or vice versa, that is. You should however make sure you get rid of all the old fluid. Putting 250ml+ into the system should be enough to see all the old stuff out.

   When you come to slam on the anchors after hammering your bike down the back straight you want to be damn sure your brakes are going to stop you. Having your brake fluid well maintained and in good condition is a very important thing to have in check to allow that to happen.

   There are obviously other links in the braking system chain, but keeping on top of your motorcycle brake fluid maintenance is one very important link to have doing its part. If you have any questions regarding Brake Fluid and your Motorcycle, please contact a K and G Cycles Team Member (www.kandgcycles.com)

Trending Mods for your Saddlebags

   With the recent craze of modifying saddlebags and saddlebag lids, it should be you can find some truly great options at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com). We feature stretched bags as well as speaker lids from one of the industries finest manufacturers. Best of all, it won’t break the bank to incorporate custom features on your ride.

stretched bags to 2013   Let’s start the show today with a set of stretched saddlebags. Designed to give your ride a slammed look without all the suspension and frame modifications, Part #RIDE-HDST lets you add that lowered look to your Harley. These  stretched bags feature 4” extensions, turning your bike into a true bagger!
Made from one piece durable ABS, these extended bags are a direct fit on 1993 – 2013 Harley Davidson touring models (Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Road Glide, Ultra Classic). Simply remove your current saddlebags (if applicable), and attach our stretched bags! Best of all you can use your OEM hardware (latches/hinges/etc) from your current saddlebags with our stretched bags. If you are a Road King rider looking to switch from leather bags to stretched bags and require hardware, we sell an aftermarket hardware kit that allows the installation of these bags on your bike.

   Don’t let the cusride bike speaker lidstomization stop there. While you are at it why not install a set of 6″X9″ Speaker Lids for those saddlebags. Part#RIDE-SPLIDS lets you add any pair of 6″X9″ speakers you want.  Make yourself heard this bike season by adding some speaker lids to your Harley! Our speaker lids feature single cutouts that hold any 6 x 9″ speaker. Simply remove your old saddlebag lids and hardware and switch them over to our speaker lids. The package includes one pair of lids with cutouts and one pair of grills. Made with durable ABS plastic. Painted Vivid Black. You can opt for a Marine Waterproof Speaker, though there is an additional cost of $35.00. Rated at 300 Watts Peak/pair with 4 ohms of impedance.

   So when it comes to Bagger upgrades, you can turn to K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) for the parts for the latest trends. Adding a hot new look or additional audio, we’ve got what it takes to hook you up.

 

Adding Security to Your Ride has never been Easier

   With the rise in Saddlebag Thefts around the country, the crew at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) wants to give you a security option that will help you hold on to your belongings. Our search led us to Brukus Motorcycle Parts and their line of security products for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Wanting to have an option to removing the saddlebags and lugging them inside every night or having to have the spotter seat at a restaurant, the folks at Brukus set out to design a system that made sure your bags stayed put.

   Now anyone that owns anBrukus-saddlebag-secure H-D Touring Bike knows it is way too easy for someone to remove the saddlebags and be down the road in a very short time. Saddlebags Secure by Brukus was developed to put an end to this and let you rest easy when you park at a hotel overnight, when you go out to lunch or dinner, or whenever you leave your ride unattended. By removing the weakest link in the system (the twist pin) and replacing them with tamper resistant hardware, you now have a secure mount for your saddlebags. The only way to remove the saddlebags now is with the included Security Tool. Having a set on my personal bike, I don’t even think about them being stolen anymore. In addition, they qualify me for a discount on my insurance policy because they are considered an add on security device.

   The SaddlBrukus-logoebag Secure by Brukus is a phenomenal product to have on your bike, but there is one additional piece that can be added to your bike that creates even more of a safety net around your bike and its contents. The Ultimate Defender saddlebag lid lock. Just because someone can’t get your bags off doesn’t mean they won’t try to go through the bags anyway. That could be just as big of a disaster too because we tend to keep valuables in there as well as personal protection devices. The Brukus Ultimate Defender is an additional lock that installs on the saddlebag between the mount and the lid creating a wedge that does not allow the lid to be opened. When using the supplied security key, you can remove and install The Ultimate Defender with ease, giving you quick access while keeping others out.

   This Fall at Biketoberfest 2014 we were pleased to have the Factory Reps from Brukus joining us in our booth. They will answer any questions from curious customers, demonstrate the effectiveness of their products, and provide many K and G Cycles Customers with added security for their bikes. While on location they even film product demo films of their newest products like The Ultimate Defender. To highlight its effectiveness and what it means for you. Watch it here… Brukus Demo Video

   Let’s face it, theft is growing daily and the days of “Never touching someone else’s bike” are long gone.” Thieves are becoming bolder and will stop at nothing to get what they want. It’s time to do something about it and secure your belongings. Check out the entire line of Brukus Motorcycle Security products at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and STOP THIEF!

Did Someone say “More Power!”? Compu-Fire Answered

   So you’ve added the full monty of lighted accessories to your Harley and you want to make sure you you have enough juice to power it. What do you do? You could sit down, add up each accessory, figure out its electrical draw, the voltage drop and more, or you could upgrade your charging system. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is proud to offer Compu-Fire High Performance Charging Systems for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.

   This OEM replcompu-fire-twin-camacement system is capable of producing up to 40 amps at 2800 RPM’s that will easily handle even the most lavish lighting. Here is what you get when you purchase the upgraded charging system package from Compu-Fire.

 Accessories you can NOW enjoy:

  • 14.25 Amps Operating Voltage
  • Heated Suits
  • High-Power Lights
  • Unlimited Running Lights
  • High-Power CB and Audio Systems
  • Heated Grips
  • Global Positioning Systems

    We are pleased to carry the upgraded charging system for the many applications throughout the H-D line up. This system is designed to exceed the stock motorcycle specs. The Compu-Fire charging system consists of the Rotor, Stator, and Voltage Regulator. Best of all requires no modifications to your existing system.

   The COMPU-FIRE compufire 3phase-graph40 AMP 3 Phase charging systems provide 25 AMPS at idle and 40 AMPS continuously above 2800 RPM. The unique narrow rotor and stator combination fits Softail/Dyna primary cases and the voltage regulator bolts on without any frame modifications. The precision balanced vented rotor keeps the stator cooler in closed primary systems to maintain maximum output under all high current draw conditions. The large flanged seal spacer provides maximum support for the rotor and the voltage regulator output is calibrated to 14.25 volts from idle on up.

   So when it comes time to fortify your charging system to handle your rolling light show, contact the crew at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and pick up a high performance charging system from Compu-Fire. Not only will you decrease the demand on your electrical system, you will increase your charging system output, your regulation voltage, and your max amperage. All this combines for a more electrically reliable motorcycle that will keep you visible and show the world what you are made of.

See where you’ve been with Custom Mirrors

   It seems almost every place we ride there is a common requirement of at least one mirror on our motorcycle. This of course is geared towards making the experience safer by allowing us to see what is behind us. While most of us utilize a 2 mirror set up, there are many custom builds or modified bikes that use only 1 mirror. Whatever your application, there is a custom mirror available for you from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com).

  Round and Oval mirrors techrome skull 34-0071nd to be the most common replacement style largely because it gives you the greatest viewing area and rarely distorts the images in the mirror. As the name suggests the actual reflective surface of this type unit is Round or Oval, but the housing and stem can be of varying designs. Depending on how much you want to customize your ride, there are many offerings that go well with a lot of the “themes” out there today. There are also many OEM versions of the Rounds and Ovals and we have a large selection of stock replacement units available too.

  Next in the line ublack mirrors 34-1838p is the Square or Rectangular mirror. As with the Round and Oval design, there were a variety of these boxy OEM units that came from Milwaukee too. There are is a wide range of replacement mirrors in this category too. Loaded with themed designs, there is sure to be one that works for your application.  Given the utility design of the Square/Rectangular mirror, many people choose to use one when they are fitting out a retro build or when only 1 mirror is used. Depending on the desired look, this style can be plain as a Vanilla Cookie, or as unique as a finger print.

  If you are lookiBlack Hills Billet Mirrorsng to take customization head on, you can order mirrors in a wide array of shapes and sizes. Whatever your fancy, Maltese Cross, Skull, Flames, Triangular, Axe Head, or even Spade mirrors, we can handle that for you. Though some of these seem almost like a novelty because the mirror surface is either so small or it has so many angles on it, actual image reflection would seem impossible. Staying in the custom arena, we include the functional mirror. This variety will include the lighted version and the gauge mirror. For those looking to increase their visual footprint, we offer LED mirrors. These will usually act as running lamps as well as turn signals to provide much more awareness for the other drivers. In addition to the LED lighted mirror, there is a mirror available that housed behind the reflective surface is a multi-function digital readout. This consists of a Speedometer, a Tachometer, an Odometer, and Trip Odometer. This mirror can prove to be very effective on custom builds and modifications when a bare bones look is desired.

  With a huge selection of mirrors out there, you want to make sure you take your time in deciding which mirror will work best for you. If you need a little help deciding, feel free to contact your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com). We will be happy to help you realize your dream and supply you with the right accessories to make it happen.

The Ultimate Goal – Personalize the Sportster!

   Motorcycle owners know it is about adding chrome to our rides to give them our own personal touch. Sportster Owners are no different, and K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) know this. That is why we carry a wide range of Chrome accessories for H-D’s venerable XL models. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the “Bling” you are about to receive.

   As we begin our jo06 and up xl primary cover 43-0285urney to “Chromervana” we start with this Chrome Outer Primary Cover (Part # 43-0285). When it has come time to transform our bikes into the rolling work of art, there is no better place to start than removing the polished pieces and replace them with Chrome. The Outer Primary takes up a lot of real estate and deserves to be Chrome instead of the factory polished finish that will dull over time. Perma Brand, the maker of this cover, is widely known for outstanding detail and workmanship, as well as budget friendly prices. Straight forward installation makes this an easy weekend upgrade that will give your Sportster a whole new look. Fits 2006 and newer Harley-Davidson Sportster models.

   Continuing, we Chrome Cam cover 42-0933  move next to the opposite side of the bike to yet another big piece of polished nastiness. Part # 42-0933 is a Chrome Cam cover that merely bolts over the stock cover using the existing hardware. Since this is a cover, the modification is simplified because you don’t have to disassemble anything, you remove the bolts, slide the new cover over it, and reinstall the retainers. You see, improving the look of your Sportster does not have to be expensive or difficult, you just have to know what parts to choose.

   Lastly, I wanxl rear pulley and belt cover 27-0619  t to shift towards the rear of the bike and add some Chrome covers to the pulley and belt drive (Part # 27-0619). Again, one of the simplest, most cost effective way to customize your Sportster is to install Chrome covers. Probably one of the dullest areas on any bike is the rear section of the bike, i.e. the pulley and belt drive area. This no longer has to be the case when you install this Chrome kit that has everything you need to shine up the rear end. This project will require a little more time than the previously mention accessory installs due to the rear wheel needing to be removed, but what better way to spend a few hours with your kid or a buddy.

   K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) wants to be your source for all your motorcycle parts and accessories. Contact us today and see how we can help you transform that average looking Sportster into a two-wheeled Chrome sculpture whose exhibit is the open road.

Foot Free Shifting brought to you by Pingel

   Imagine you are out cruisin’ your favorite stretch of black top and shifting gears with the simple press of a button. Sounds too good to be true huh? For so many of us, the constant need to shift up or down when you just want to enjoy the roads can really become a drag.  Here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we understand your pain and are happily offer you an alternative no longer requiring the use of the clutch and foot shifter to select the desired gear while enjoying the road. Pingel Electric Easy Shifter simplifies the whole process of shifting gears with the push of a button allowing you to up-shift or downshift and providing you smooth transitions to the required gear. Some of the top rides are California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Deals Gap or The Dragon as it has been affectionately named (318 curves in 11 miles) The Blue Ridge Parkway and Spearfish Canyon Road out in the Black Hills. There is a ton of shifting and braking going on.

pingel electric shift    Now imagine how those rides would be without having to manually shift. If you have the Pingel Electric Speed Shift Kit installed – You can keep your feet up, your hands gripped firmly on the bars, and all you have to do to shift is push a button on your handlebar control. It’s easy, just like the name says. This unit puts so much more fun into your riding experience. You don’t lose the ability to shift manually, but you’ll never want to because you’ll be having too much fun! Just picture it: You pull up to a red light, the light turns green, you grab a handful of throttle and rocket through the gears faster than even the best racer can shift manually! While they are pulling the clutch and finding 2nd gear, you have left them in your dust. While out on that relaxing ride through the countryside, you know the one through the hills and curves, while everyone else is exercising their left hand the entire time you will be relaxing and enjoy the scenery thanks to your Electric Easy Shift Kit from Pingel. You may never want to shift manually again.

   We have had customers comment that they like clutching and shifting, that an automatic shifter seems somewhat lazy, or that it must just be for old folks. However, it isn’t about any of that. It is about adding another dimension to motorcycle riding, an altogether new form of fun to be had! Improve your everyday riding experience – install a Pingel Electric Easy Shift Kit on your motorcycle.

   Pingel Enterprise, Inc. owners, Wayne & Donna are motorcycle enthusiasts that not only design and manufacture the products, but use them as well. Here are a few words from Donna, “Riding my V-Rod with the Electric Speed Shift  is a blast. When I am at a stop sign and want to speed through the gears at full throttle, I can – just like that, no comparison to the manual shifting. And when I want to just ride nice and easy, I can do that too.  My husband rides a 2005 H-D Classic with an S&S 124” and Barnett Scorpion clutch along with his Electric Speed Shifter and he has just as much fun. (Well, he likes speeding through the gears just a little more than I do). We enjoy riding through the Black Hills and Southwestern Wisconsin. Both are more enjoyable with the Electric Speed Shift by Pingel.”

Click Here to See the Electric Speed Shifter from Pingel In Use On The Road

pingel shift control    These kits have been designed for full or partial throttle with clutchless up shifting with a single push of the button. Down shifting is achieved by a push of the downshift button. Keep in mind clutch use is required for starting and stopping purposes only. Suited for Sport Bikes, Drag Bikes, Customs, Cruisers, and Touring Bikes, these kits are the perfect match for male and female riders whose bikes require a considerable amount of hand strength to pull in the clutch lever (a situation found on many H-D models). OEM hand/foot shifting ability is retained even after installation.

   Pingel Electric Speed Shifter kits come with everything you need to decrease the physical demands placed on you during gear changes. You’ll find in every kit a dual button handlebar control, a shift cylinder with a beautiful chrome plated finish, shift cylinder support bracket and a state of the art control module which sends a quick and reliable signal from the button control to the shift cylinder without delay. Also included is the ignition kill module which momentarily interrupts the ignition coils, and detailed, step-by-step instructions with photos for easy installation.

   So you see, you can relax even more while out riding, thus allowing you to enjoy everything there is to see. Available at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) the Pingel Electric Speed Shifter is one accessory designed to increase rider enjoyment while decreasing physical involvement on your ride.

Off-season Upgrades – Gear Drive Cams

   When it comes to increasing performance, the best bang for the buck is installation of gear drive cams. So today we are going to cover why GDC’s (gear drive cams) should be considered not only for performance upgrades, but safety upgrades as well. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) goal is to educate you on GDC’s and what you can expect from them. So sit back, take some notes, and get ready to order up GDC’s for your bike.

   A stock Harley is fairS&S 551 Gear drive cam kit   ly respectable when it comes to performance numbers and seat of the pants feel. For those of you looking to harness more power from that motor, upgrading to GDC’s with a performance grind (a lobe grind designed to manipulate intake and exhaust timing) is the most economical choice in terms of parts and labor. I know many of you are saying, wouldn’t a big bore be the better choice? Yes and no. If you are looking for the best return on your $$$, GDC’s produce the largest gains in horsepower and torque with the least amount of labor associated with the installation. Aside from reducing the number of failure prone parts, GDC’s operate more efficiently. On a chain drive you have spring loaded tensioners that keep your chain from having slack, and these tensioners add friction to the cam drive itself. Two large plastic type feet press down on the chain from opposing directions, and this additional friction is rumored to rob your bike of 3-4 HP alone v/s GDC’s. Another big benefit of a gear drive cam combination is your timing stays accurate because there is no slop. Chain drive cams can vary as much as four degree’s in cam timing back and forth as the engine is running. This lack of accurate valve timing is also a performance issue on the chain setup. One final and notable difference is the wear factor. On a gear driven cam assembly there really isn’t a wear point like on a chain. The adjusters on the chain drive can and will eventually wear out. In the process, they have been known to break apart and travel into the motor and oil pump causing catastrophic damage.

   Overall, Gear Drive Cams are a great performance addition to any motorcycle. Factoring in they are also a reliability improvement, they are a win win upgrade. At K and G cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we love performance enhancing products, especially from S&S, Andrews, Crane , and so on. We love them even more when they also provide a service to us. Removing the weakest part of the Twin Cam motor and replacing it with a tougher design with proven power increases is what it’s all about.

Tire Truths revealed by Dunlop

dunlop logoWe all know tires are one of the most important and overlooked areas of our motorcycles. During a recent conversation with a Dunlop Tire Company Rep, I asked if there was any helpful advice he could give me to pass on to the K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) customer. He was more than happy to share the companies beliefs and recommendations.

Tire selection: dunlop tireWhen selecting new Dunlop motorcycle tires, be sure they meet the requirements of your motorcycle and its expected usage. For the makes and models not covered by the Dunlop Motorcycle Tire Application Guide, contact Dunlop before tires are fitted. Installing radial tires to the wrong vehicle can cause instability and accidents. Certain motorcycles may be fitted only with radials so you will want to consult the motorcycle manufacturer before fitting radial replacements to ensure you are applying the correct specification and combination for your motorcycle.

Matching Front and Rear Tread Pattern: Remember, the correct matching of front and rear tires is important to obtain optimum performance and handling. Follow the Tire Selection Guidelines and mount only tires marked “front wheel” on the front position and only those marked “rear wheel” on the rear position. Mixing radials, or mixing radials with bias or belted-bias tires, may adversely affect handling and stability, and should only be done when specifically fitted and/or recommended by an OE vehicle manufacturer. It should also be noted that many factors other than incompatibility can affect the handling of a motorcycle, including the weight and height of the rider, mixing worn with unworn rubber and the fitment of luggage or fairings. Consult the motorcycle manufacturer before making modifications from stock.

Weight Limitations of the Cargo and Passengers:  Consider carefully the weight of the motorcycle when selecting new tires, whether it will carry passengers and the weight of any optional equipment. You also need to remember, the load-carrying capability of the tires can be reduced by underinflation, so it is possible to overload a tire even though it is the size specified by the motorcycle manufacturer. Maximum loads and the corresponding pressures are indicated on the sidewall of all Dunlop Street Tires. Before riding, the motorcyclist must determine the total weight of luggage, equipment and rider(s) to be added to the motorcycle. Make sure the  total combined weight of luggage, equipment and rider(s) must never exceed the vehicle load capacity found in the motorcycle owner’s manual. Dunlop does not warrant tires used on motorcycles fitted with trailers. Sidecars should not be fitted unless approved by the motorcycle manufacturer.

Maintaworn tirein Correct Pressure:  Checking Tire Pressure is the single most important maintenance function you can perform. You should follow the pressure recommendations shown on the Dunlop Motorcycle Tire Application Guide and contact Dunlop if your year and model are not shown on the current guide and the owner’s manual does not list pressure settings. For high-speed, fully loaded or dual-riding touring-motorcycle applications, inflate pressures to the maximum recommended by vehicle manufacturer for Dunlop fitment. Never exceed maximum load indicated on tire sidewall or vehicle capacity load found in owner’s manual, whichever is lower. Underinflated tires can result in imprecise cornering, higher running temperatures, irregular tread wear, fatigue cracking, overstressing and eventual failure of the tire carcass, or loss of control, which could cause accident, injury or death. Over inflation does not increase load-carrying capacity, but will result in a hard ride and accelerated tire wear in the center of the contact patch. Be sure to check tire pressure cold,  frequently with a good-quality gauge that holds a reading, and always before extended trips. Loss of pressure may occur due to worn-out or badly seated valve cores, so be sure to check valve cores, and tighten if necessary  for correct seating, or remove and replace them. Also make sure the tires have valve caps install that are in good condition. Repeated loss of inflation pressure may result from undetected tire damage so you want to visually inspect tires for punctures, cuts, abrasions, cracks, bulges, blisters or knots. If you notice stress cracks in the tread grooves this is one indicator of overload and/or underinflation. If you find evidence of tread-groove cracking, you should remove and replace the tire immediately. Damage caused by impacts, penetrations or continued underinflated/overloaded use is progressive and can result in sudden and complete tire failure and accident, injury or death. You should always seek expert inspection of the dismounted tire following curb, chuckhole or other impacts.  It is always a good to get into the habit of inspecting your tires frequently for damage and to always heed warning signs such as vibration, handling instability, rubbing or tire noise that occurs during operation of the motorcycle.

Minimum Tread Depth: Always remove tires from service before they reach the tread-wear indicator bars (1/32 of an inch tread pattern depth remaining). Worn/unworn tire combinations and worn tires used in wet conditions can result in deteriorated handling.

PurchaDunlop-Tire-Icon-05sing tires can be a very intimidating experience, but with a little knowledge, you can make it a little easier. Developing good pre-ride inspection habits can lead to trouble free adventures on the road. When the time comes for new tires, check out the great deals available from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) on Dunlop tires and more.

Everything you need to install a set of Apes in 1 Kit

   Do you often say to yourself “I’d love to put Ape Hangers on my bike, but it seems like a tough job.” It can be a tough job if you have to purchase all your components separately. Those days are over! Paughco has literally put together everything you need to make the jump to custom bars and K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has these kits available for you. All you have to do is decide the size and if they will be Chrome or Black.

   Why not saApe kit PA-183244ve yourself time and money with these 1¼”-diameter handlebar kits? They come with hand controls, switches and grips already pre-assembled and ready to install. The handlebars come in your choice of beautiful chrome-plated or black powdercoated finishes. The chrome kits have chrome switches and housings with chrome ribbed grips, while the black kits have black switches and housings with black rubber ‘vintage-style’ grips. Check out the great features of each kit:

• Complete kits are a direct bolt-on for 1997 thru 2012 models (they DO NOT fit models with heated grips or CVO models).

• Features radio and cruise control switches. Note: Models with radio only or cruise only have the option to use the supplied block off switch plugs if desired or leave the extra switches for future use

• Each kit includes a handlebar, 2008-up brake and clutch side hand controls with housings and switches, grip sets for cable-operated throttles and Throttle-By-Wire electronic throttles, early and late-style connector pins with a wiring diagram and 20″-long extension kit for Throttle-By-Wire controls

• Each kit has a clutch starting safety switch installed for 2007-up models that is not used on 1997–2006 motorcycles (refer to the wiring diagram included in the kits)

• Kits have 11/16″-bore master cylinders for dual discs

• The 1¼”-diameter handlebars are made out of heavy-duty .120″-thick wall tubing swaged down to 1″ for the controls, and stepped down to 1″ in the center to work with most risers

Dresser Ape Handlebar And ControBlack bars PA-183020l Kits

   Dresser Ape Kits have standard switches with radio and cruise buttons for Harley Electra Glide models from 1997 thru 2012 and Street Glide models from 2006 thru 2012 equipped with radio and cruise controls. They fit all models with Electra Glide-style Bat Wing fairing including Trikes

Wide Ape Handlebar And Control Kits

   Wide Ape Kits have standard switches with radio and cruise buttons for Harley Road King models from 2005 thru 2012 and Road Glide models from 2006 thru 2012 equipped with radio and cruise controls. They fit all Touring models with frame-mounted fairings

   So you see adding Custom Ape Hangers to your ride has never been easier. All you have to do is contact K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and your dream can become a reality. Whether you do it for comfort, or if it is to give your bike a wicked cool look, you no longer have a reason not to get the job done.

Bluetooth Communications made Easy by Blue Vision

   With all the technology available today, it is no wonder Bluetooth Communications have become available to the motorcycle community. Blue Vision Wireless, supplier of SENA Wireless Products, is leading the charge to deliver high quality, feature packed units that leave the others in their wake. Having been in business in the United States for the last 17 years, their experience developing and distributing high-end technologically advanced wireless products is what has made them the successful company they are today. It is company histories like that, that makes K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) happy to be able to offer you such great products.

   The Blue ViBlue Vision_SMH10-01 sion SMH10-01 Bluetooth motorcycle headset & intercom developed by Sena Technologies is a breakthrough product. It is easy to install on any standard helmet and is simple to operate. This headset has a range that far exceeds the competition by providing over 900 meters for Intercom communication, reliable GPS navigation, and various cellular phone services. The SMH10-01 gives you natural, crystal clear stereo sound via MP3 and other music media. The operator functionality is seamless and safe with a versatile jog dial that provides most of the units wireless features. The SMH10 has been reported as the number one Bluetooth headset for motorcycles and recreational vehicles on the market today and Blue Vision Wireless stands behind these reports.

   In addition to the sBlue Vision SMH10D-0ingle rider units, Blue Vision also has team units available for Rider/Passenger communications that offer the same great features.The SMH10D-01 is a Bluetooth v2.1 Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom, designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10D-01, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders.

  • Bluetooth Specification v2.1 – The most up to date version available.
  • Bluetooth Intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) *Line of sight.
  • Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom for 4 persons – Let’s your group communicate with ease.
  • Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players – delivers great sound when it comes to listening to your tunes.
  • Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back – complete control over your tunes.
  • Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial – let’s you keep your mind on the task at hand
  • Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster
  • Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones
  • Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigations
  • Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable
  • Water resistant for use in inclement weather
  • Crystal clear and natural sound quality
  • Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 days stand-by time

   Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v2.1 and the advanced digital processing technology, the SMH10D-01 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10D-01 a perfect companion for motorcycles and other recreational vehicles.

   For the very best in Individual and Rider to Passenger communication, look no further than Blue Vision Wireless. Available at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and ready for immediate delivery. Catch the wave of the future now and pick up some user friendly wireless communications gear.

Tuning your Bike just got easy thanks to Dynojet

   You’ve been to a rally or two and you’ve seen the perfect exhaust for your bike. If your bike happens to be a fuel injected model, you will undoubtedly need some type of fuel management tuning system. Not only can K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) hook you up with some killer exhaust, we can also deliver an easy, inexpensive way to tune that bike so you can be back on the road with no hassle. The DynoJet Power Vision Tuner is one of the simplest, best result achieving flash tuning devices on the market.

   Power Vision is the most powerful and quickest flash device on the face of the earth for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Dynojets Power Vision is a performance tuner and data monitor that offers the latest flash tuning technology, data logging, and other industry exclusive features. Developed to tune any fuel injected Harley-Davidson motorcycle with the Delphi ECM , including 2013 models. The Power Vision Product Suite includes a full color touch screen flash device, vehicle interface cable, and WinPV (Windows PC based tuning application). The Power Vision by Dynojet incorporates a very sophisticated, yet simple touch screen display that DOES NOT require the use of a computer to flash your bike. Simply select the tune and follow the on-screen prompts to download the tuning adjustments, and if you’d like, edit your tune without ever touching a computer! That’s right, you can flash and make changes to your tune without ever getting off your bike.

Sopower vision tunerme of the key features include:

  •   High tech Power Vision Tuner does not require the use of a computer to flash your bike.
  • Simply select the tune and follow the on screen prompts to download your tune.
  • Easy Tune editing allows you to change or edit your tune on the unit and deliver the changes to the ECM without using a computer.
  • After you flash the ECM, unit can be removed or left on board.
  • Weather, shock and vibration resistant housing.
  • 4-hole threaded inserts for different mounting options.
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista & 7.
  • 2 GB of memory, plenty of storage capacity for tune files and data logs.
  • Unit has preconfigured tunes preloaded on the device.
  • Power Vision identifies your bike’s information and automatically sorts hundreds of dyno proven tunes for you to choose from.
  • Custom tunes can be received via email and loaded on the unit.
  • Includes instructions.

So when it comes to tuning that bike, Give the pros at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) a call and pick up a DynoJet Power Vision Tuner. It takes the headache our of tuning and isn’t as mean to your wallet.

Increasing Comfort and Protection in 1 Step

   When the time comes to accessorize your bike, why not make it a functional add-on. I bet you wish there was a way for you to stretch your legs on a long run? What if I told you there was a way you could achieve this and give yourself some low speed protection at the same time? At K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we strive to bring you the parts you want at the best prices, and that includes Engine Guards and the accessories you want for them.

Comfort, Style, and ProEng guard 51-0878tection are 3 words that are usually not associated with each other, unless you are talking about engine guards. Many people also call them “Crash Bars” , but that sort of sets a bad tone, kinda like saying, “There’s nothing to worry about, I’ve got a crash bar.” Engine Guards available from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) come in many different shapes and styles, and most are available in Chrome or Black. The main objective when installing an engine guard is to give protection to the engine and paint should the bike go over on its side.  Engine guards usually will keep the bike off the riders legs if the rider goes down with the bike, in most cases preventing more serious injury.

Digging deeper into Engine Guards, with the addition of highway pegs and mounts, they now are set up to offer us increased comfort, especially on longer rides. Allowing the rider to stretch out on longer rides provides greater comfort, less cramping, and a more relaxed feel,  yet still maintaining the same amount of protection. Highway peg mounts and pegs come in a large variety of designs that match many OEM and custom themes available, as well as mounts for tall, short, or average height riders with some being fully adjustable.

Deep sickness bar Now lets talk about the Engine Guard itself. There are several models available from, but let’s start with the classic oval. This is the guard that has been around since one was available. Most commonly seen on the smaller bikes, these have an unmistakable rounded oval shape that is a time proven design, with enough shoulder room to mount pegs if desired.  Next is the square of the group, literally, the top side of this offering is flat on top, with flat sides that fall back on the lower legs to attach to the frame. With its flat side, it has a large range of placement for highway pegs   This seems to be a favorite among those with intermediate size bikes. Mustache Bars are a more recent addition to the Engine Guard line up. Looking quite like a mustache.  They have a a drop curve design and a rounded lower half, but they do not leave much room to attach pegs. To remedy this many of the Mustache Bars have integrated footrests built in either in a topside mounted pad or an ingenious flip out peg design that folds into the top when not in use. Now if you want the combination of an Engine Guard with a custom design, you’re in luck, K and G Cycles (www.kandcycles.com) has Deep Sickness Highway Bars, a combination Mustache Bar and security device all in one. Install one of these on your bike and people will be afraid to touch it. If you want to add even more protection to your bike, saddlebag guards are also available, giving even more of your bike peace of mind. So you see even though comfort, style, and protection are 3 words that appear to have no possible connection, they actually work well for you and your ride.

Proudly display your Bike with a Center Stand

  You are are looking for a way to display your show bike that adds some function to your bike. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has just what you are looking for, a Center Stand for your motorcycle. Available in adjustable and preset models, there is a fitment for almost every H-D out there.

   Whether you chooscenter stande a chrome unit or a basic black unit, it install relatively easy. The Center Stand bolts directly to the frame, so when it is not deployed it tucks away and hugs the frame. Operating the Center Stand is as easy as activating the lever on the left side. After doing this, your bike is ready to be proudly displayed, or easily worked on – cleaned, serviced, or installation of accessories. A center stand is often more stable than a side stand or jiffy stand as they are called. Because this unit also distributes the weight of the motorcycle much more evenly, it greatly reduces the risk of sink in and the resulting damage to the bike.

    So you see, by adding a Center Stand to your motorcycle, you are ultimately adding security, serviceability, and showmanship with one simple installation. Head over to K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and take a look at the large selection of Center Stands available. We have models that fit a wide range bikes from 1989 to the present day so there is more than likely one for your specific need.

*SAFETY NOTE: This Center Stand is not a ride off stand.

How Do you Protect your Hands while you Ride?

   What’s the most vulnerable part of the body for those of us that ride motorcycles not equipped with a fairing? If you answered “The  Hands” you are correct. So much of the ride relies on our hands, as every aspect of it is affected by them. If our hands are cold it affects us and the ride. We know if they get hit by an airborne object it affects us. Is there a solution out there other than a fairing? There is and K and G Cycles (www.kandgcyclyes.com) is happy to pass it on to you. Wing Shield Hand Guards and Desert Digits. Hand protectors for almost every bike out there.

brukus wingshield WSH72011   Wing Shields from Brukus Motorcycle Parts. These hand guards address all of the concerns too. Wing Shields are designed to protect your hands from stones, bugs, and other road debris, as well as the cold. Made of tough Lexan polycarbonate, they are virtually unbreakable! One of the toughest transparent materials available today, Lexan is about 300 times stronger than single-strength glass, is weather-resistant, yet remains light weight! Translation – you get lightweight, transparent, virtually unbreakable protection for your hands while traveling on your motorcycle. Sure they could have stopped after giving you unmatched protection, but Brukus stepped up and shaped them to curve over the hand grips on your ride. The shape and curve gives you an aerodynamic advantage that allows the wind to flow smoothly past your hands. Wing Shields are approximately 5″ at their widest point and approximately 12″ in length. Installation is simple, they attach to your bike quickly and easily to the mirror mounts. All the necessary hardware is included and consists of either Stainless Steel or Aluminum. This should give you years of trouble free service.

desert digits DD1000     Up next is Desert Digits DD1000 – Warm and dry equals comfortable travels! That’s exactly what Desert Digits Hand Protectors from Leader Motorcycle delivers. Desert Digits Hand Protectors are mini motorcycle fairings for your hands that attach to the motorcycles handlebars. The unique Ultra-Swivel feature allows you to optimally position them for perfect protection from the elements.  Desert Digits Hand Protectors mount to any round bar 1″ to 1.25″ in diameter. Through a patent pending design Leaders “Ultra Swivel” guards offer unlimited rotational capability. Competitors designs provide only limited rotation or only one or two plane angling. Translation – you can adjust the Desert Digits exactly where it you want them. The problem with traditional wind deflectors is that air and rain hits the surface of the deflector, bounces off it, and continues around the plate. The Result: cold, wet hands! The Desert Digits patent-pending convex shape solves this problem by actually funneling the air to the outside of the riders hands via the windshield and the Desert Digits. In addition the Desert Digits hand protectors elongated shape (6 x 13) provides more coverage for your hands and wrists. Let’s face it, looks matter – but so does quality. So the Desert Digits hand protectors were manufactured with BOTH in mind. Using rugged marine-grade vinyl that looks like leather and stainless steel and chrome plated mounting hardware, it doesn’t get much better than this. Built with simplicity in mind, the Desert Digits base bracket installs in minutes with no special tools. Continuing on that idea, the cover itself is easily removed when not in use and can be stored in a saddlebag or other location. You do not have to keep them on all the time.

   Riding around with one of our most important assets vulnerable is not the best way to travel. Get a hold of your favorite Customer Service Rep at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) via internet or phone (1-888-50K-ANDG(505-2634) and pick up one of these great additions for your ride. A set of these hand guards can mean the difference of a good ride or bad ride. You won’t be sorry.

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.