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ROK Straps Review

Posted by Derek Roberts on

Easily one of the most affordable upgrades that any Dual Sport motorcyclist can add to their setup, Rok Straps are seriously, one of the best motorcycle accessories that I have ever tested. At first glance, no more than a couple of elastic straps with plastic buckles attached, I was blown away by how well these super expandable straps work. Simply wrap each strap end around your tail rack, feed through the pre-sewn loop, stretch over your gear, buckle and cinch. Nothing else is required. No alterations to your frame, no hardware to install and the plastic/nylon construction is virtually, scratch...

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10 Hot Weather Riding Myths - BUSTED!

Posted by Tom Mehren on

Myth #1: When it's really hot it's too uncomfortable to ride Initially this myth holds some truth. If you're not up to speed on ways to cool your body down, you may be thinking that there is reality to this. Especially if you're one of those people whose on-board thermostat (the thyroid) just does not do well in the hot sun. But as you read on you may learn a tip or two that will actually make hot summer riding fun for you. Myth #2: Mesh gear will keep you cooler To a degree, or should we say a few...

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10 Replacements for Spring

Posted by Tom Mehren on

Springtime. Hello baseball. And with teams hitting the field you will no doubt notice some updates in each roster. Now, if you pull out your travel gear, which you haven’t accessed much over the last 6 months, you may notice a few key players in need of replacement. We recently went through ours and here’s what we found. Items marked with a * can be purchased in the Sound RIDER! store. Hand Wipes* – Imagine getting done with a roadside mechanical, pulling out the hand wipes to clean up only to find out they are dried up bits of fiber...

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Create your own tool kit

Posted by Tom Mehren on

Creating Your Own Motorcycle Tool Kit It used to be you bought a motorcycle and it came  with a tool kit that would let your do just about anything you needed during a simple level one service. Adjust the chain, drop the oil, reposition mirrors and levers and so on. That was sensible. After buying a new bike this past month, I opened up the tool pouch to find a screwdriver and a fuse puller. That was it. Thank you very much. My next step was to see if the manufacturer offered a complete tool kit to handle level one...

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