With thousands upon thousands of ways to customize your ride, aftermarket Turn Signals or Marker Lights can give your bike a one of a kind look. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has a huge selection of custom marker lights that are smaller, and offer more intense lighting options than the originals. Taking those big bulky factory lights and replacing them with smaller L.E.D. lights can actually increase your visual footprint and potentially increase your safety. Not only do many of the smaller lights offer better lighting, they also add smoother lines that compliment almost any bike.
There are many different styles of custom Turn Signals to choose from so you can achieve the look you have been in search of. Whether you want a shrunken Bullet Housing design, a strut hugging light housing, or even a custom shape such as a Maltese Cross, your desires can be realized. Installing upgraded lighting is always a good idea so why not go for a total custom look and mount them on the front and rear of your motorcycle? Streamlining the contours of your bike gives you stand alone good looks, while making a personal statement. You will also have a bike that doesn’t look like all the other ones out there.
When it comes time to perform an upgrade that not only provides custom looks, but adds a safety factor as well, look no further than custom marker lights. You can select from Red or Amber for the rear, or Amber for the front. Contact the friendly staff today at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and order up your new lighting. Its the easiest way to transform your ride from ho hum to killer cool all the while adding improved lighting and increasing safety.
When it comes to customizing your bike, you want your investment to be unique. We don’t blame you. There is nothing more disheartening than completing the job and while you are out riding, you see virtually the same bike. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is here to change that. We have partnered with Greg’s Custom Cycles out of Florida to bring you some of the most unique accessories for your motorcycle. So sit back and get your hand on your pocket book because when I am done, you will be ready to purchase some new pieces for the ole girl. Let’s take a look at the Deep Sickness line of products, specifically the Deep Sickness Highway to Hell Engine Guard and the Deep Sickness Highway to Hell Bagger Bars.
Up first is the Highway to Hell Bars, which will get the point across right away. Setting out with a mission to build custom accessories for the motorcyclist that is unable build the $100,000 Chopper, but still wants a custom flair to their current bike. Since most of us will install a highway bar at some time, why not make this the starting point of the transformation. The addition of a highway bar gives you 3 points if interest. 1) It provides a small amount of protection should the bike go over on its side. 2) It provides a mounting surface for highway pegs, increasing your comfort as you ride. 3) Depending on the bar chosen, it can increase your visual impact. The Deep Sickness Highway to Hell Bar also has a few points (6 to be exact). Looking like it came from a Mad Max Film, this Highway Bar was designed to be wicked and intimidating yet look right at home on many of today’s bikes. Another feature that keeps this bar in a class all by itself is they are not available in Chrome. They are available in Stainless Steel, Powdercoat Gloss or Matte Black, and ready to paint. This alone gives you buying confidence there will rarely be another bike like yours.
For those wanting to continue the Deep Sickness look further into their bike, Greg’s also offers Highway to Hell Bagger Bars. Replace those boring saddlebag guards with ones that bite back! Just like the highway bar, the Bagger Bars have that same wicked look that gives you a total custom look. They also come in the same finishes as the highway bars so you can have the same great look front to rear. If you are lacking saddlebag guards and add the Bagger Bars, you again increase the potential amount of protection for your bike.
Obtaining a one of a kind look is simple when you install The Deep Sickness Highway to Hell Series Engine Guards and Saddlebag Guards from Greg’s Custom Cycles. All you have to do to make your bike a one of a kind masterpiece is contact K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and order your new accessories today. Whether it is the Stainless finish, powdercoated, or even if you choose to have it painted to match the bike, you can rest easy there is probably not another bike with Deep Sickness parts in your neck of the woods like your bike.
Supporting The Cause, seems to be an all too common rally call these days. We all know motorcyclists are a giving crowd and when we support something, we give it our all. Because we undoubtedly all know someone affected by Breast Cancer, why not take this opportunity to show everyone your support even when you aren’t riding. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has assembled some accessories that will show the world your support for finding a cure.
Being a motorcyclist and having a Sister-in-Law having recently been diagnosed with the disease, I can tell you it is not easy to see the effect it has on her. She has courageously undergone surgery to remove the cancerous lumps, and prepared herself for reconstruction surgery, only to be informed she must now endure chemo-therapy. Being a bald man, I have accepted my fate, things could be worse right? Well, even though we are taught to believe the real person lives inside the shell we see everyday, it is much more difficult to convince a woman of that. Up until the point the Doctors told her she would almost certainly lose her hair, she was dealing with her situation with a good amount of composer. There are a few things women define themselves by, one of them being their hair. The idea of loosing her hair dealt a devastating blow that has scared her very much. Now I am not going to get on a soapbox and preach until I am blue in the face, but I do hope we all have chosen our Causes to support. I have realigned my supported charities with the present situation and wanted to share the Accessories K and G Cycles is proud to offer in support of Breast Cancer.
There comes a day when we honestly care enough to keep our Bike, our Baby, our Investment covered protecting it from dust, dirt, water and more. We could buy any old cover, but since we are talking about supporting a Cause, why not purchase one that shows your support and is from the Premiere manufacturer of motorcycle covers Ultragard. In an effort to encourage early detection, network support, and a cure for Breast Cancer, Ultragard has committed itself to help. In collaboration with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Ultragard has created a Limited Edition UltraGard Motorcycle Cover to help raise funds to support breast cancer research. While October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ultragard, in conjunction with participating vendors is now launching this Limited Edition line of covers with their own special Support The Cause box. This Limited Edition cover will be available in Medium Cruiser Cover, Large Cruiser Cover (with expandable windshield and sissy bar pockets), and Large Touring Cover. These Supporting The Cause covers are pink over charcoal with a pink ribbon noting your support. A portion from each purchase will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. The retail price has not been artificially increased, but is at UltraGard’s everyday low retail price.
For those running a Touring Class bike, there is an accessory you can add to your bike that will remind you every time you start or stop your bike of your loved one. A finishing touch on any motorcycle, this Breast Cancer Awareness Ignition cover adds the final touch to your bike and hides the stock ignition switch with this very special ignition switch cover. Crafted from solid 6061 T6 Billet Aluminum and hand inlaid with Pink Mother-of-Pearl shell. In a remarkable move by the manufacturer, 100% of our profits from this piece will be donated to charities to help find a cure for breast cancer. You get to customize your bike, honor your loved one, and essentially make a donation for The Cause. Since they are available in Black Anodized or Show Chrome finishes, there is sure to be one that flows well with your bike. (order Part#HD-BC-ING)
Now we all know there is going to come a point when you or the Breast Cancer Patient will need to go for a ride. Sometimes a bandanna, do rag, head wrap, or whatever you want to call it is what we want to sport, and now you can do just that with Flydanna’s from Zanheadgear. Emblazoned with various forms of the trademark Pink Ribbon, the Flydanna is designed to offer adequate coverage, sun block, and style while supporting The Cause. Even if you have a little secret of thinning or no hair due to therapy, you can still be “one of the gang” with your do rag and no one is the wiser. Check out Part#TR-509236!
Lastly, everyone needs a Guardian Bell for their bike, and if your passenger has been diagnosed with, is a survivor, or going through treatments, what better way to show the love than getting them their own Guardian Bell for the bike (Part#HL-BEA1086). Legend has it the bell rings at such a tone while you are riding down the road, it annoys the Road Gremlins and they keep clear of your bike. The bells are said to ensure safe travels by warding off the evil spirits looking to harm us. Since it is supposed to be a gift, we aren’t supposed to buy it for ourselves, why not let your passenger know, you want to help them fight off the evil that has attacked their body. Sure its all about superstition, hocus pocus, and mumbo jumbo, but sometimes that is what gets us through the day.
Even though Breast Cancer strikes men too, it seems its primary target is women. Until now, I had never witnessed the upheaval Breast Cancer can create in ones life. Emotionally, financially, and physically damaging, it is evil. That is why K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com)proudly carries products from companies that supports research in an effort to one day finding a cure, and advancing the treatments so one day they aren’t so invasive. I for one, know I will be purchasing one or more of the pieces above to show my Sister-in-Law I am here for her. Love ya Serbina!
As the distracted driving collision rate continues to rise, motorcycle riders everywhere are made all too aware by near misses, full impact, and fatal result accidents. What can we do to make ourselves more visible? One of the few choices we have is to start wearing hi visibility gear, and even that won’t ensue our complete safety. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) knows it is tough to be a motorcycle rider these days so we want to take every opportunity to offer you products to enhance your visibility.
Safety Equipment shouldn’t be uncomfortable, after all, you should want to wear it. This offering from FirstGear (Part # TR-512949) brings together extra visibility for your commute as well as fulfilling the requirements for Military and Government Installation safety guidelines. The highly visible reflective material allows oncoming traffic to spot you 1000 yards away. This ensures maximum visibility Day or Night. Take a look at some of the great features this Vest has to offer.
- Removable double window hook and loop ID/Badge holder – allows easy access to identification
- Integrated stuff bag for stowing away when not in use – stow and go design simplifies storage
- Fully adjustable hook and loop side tabs allow a wide range of fit control to accommodate almost any protective riding jacket – perfect fit
- Double layer, 250Denier poly-mesh shell ensures maximum air flow without added insulation to your riding jacket
- Durable ribbed knit collar for added comfort
- Zipper secured Front and Rear storage pockets – plenty of storage and easy access too
- 2-year limited warranty – speaks volumes about this vest
Whether you just want to be more visible in traffic or you are complying with base standards, the Military Spec Vest from FirstGear is the right choice. Available at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) this Dayglo vest will surely get you noticed, and not in a bad way.
With so many items that are begging to be customized, one of the most eye catching mods is replacing the control switches or switch housings. Even on a bone stock bike, this can have an amazing effect. No matter what model you ride, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) can help you make the transformation that will have you grinning every time you grab the bars.
So many of us want to change out the Switches and Housings so you have Chrome on Chrome. Some of us that bought a pre-owned ride want to take it to all Black. Changing out such small items may not seem like it will make a big difference, but one of the first areas we look at on a bike is the view from the seat. Regardless if it is ours or not, we want to “see” what it would look like if we were in the saddle and the bars are in our line of sight. One of the best times to swap the housings and switches is if we have decided to change out the handlebars or the grips. At minimum the switch housings are removed, so what better time to make the change. When replacing the switches, the switch caps. levers, and more, you will want to make sure this job isn’t beyond your skill level. Switches equal wiring, while Caps equal a steady hand. Don’t forget the brakes will need attention too. Chrome handlebar control kit # 22-0823 with 9/16″ bore master cylinder features (Black Kit is Part # 22-1162):
- Hidden underside mount on the switch housings for an unobstructed smooth, rounded surface on the top housing
- Chrome Brake and Clutch Levers
- Chrome Master Cylinder
- Chrome Switch housings
- All necessary brackets and hardware for single disc application.
Fits Harley-Davidson models:
- FXST 1996-2006
- FLST 1996-2006
- FXD 1996-2005
- XL 1996-2003
Regardless of your decision, you will love the looks the new chrome controls give your ride. We have a large variety to cover a range of applications so contact K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) today and we will get you pointed in the right direction to realizing your dreams.
Does it seem harder and harder to bring your bike to a stop? Do you have a lot of miles on your bike? Is there a brake pad upgrade available for your motorcycle? All these are great questions that can be answered with a “Yes”, but there is much more to be considered. There is no shortage of replacement brake pad manufacturers who are offering everything from OEM style replacement brakes to high performance brakes and everything between. The terminology related to brakes nowadays can be confusing at best, so we will discuss them briefly and what they offer. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has a full line up of quality brake parts to fit your needs at a great price.
Another option available to today’s motorcyclist is Ceramic pads, the next step in Brake Pad Upgrades, an excellent choice for the more aggressive rider. With the increase ability does come an increased purchase price.
- For moderately aggressive, sport street riding, and off road
- Advanced ceramic composites ready to withstand higher temperatures than regular Semi-Metallic carbon brake pads
- HH friction rated compounds deliver excellent feel and modulation.
- Capable of handling almost any type of riding you throw at them
In addition to upgrading your brake pads, you might consider replacing your brake fluid too. Contaminants such as dirt and moisture will break down the fluid over time, and now is a good time to flush the lines and replace it if you are replacing your brake pads Whether your pads are worn out, you want increased performance, or have a track bike, there is a brake pad that will meet your demands at K and G Cycles ( www.kandgcycles.com).
We all take pride in making our rides look good and want to do so without breaking the bank. With that said, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is always looking to deliver affordable accessories that allow the DIY’er the chance to transform their bike with ease. Personal customization is part of what makes owning a motorcycle fun. Adding Chrome, increasing performance, upgrading audio, and more. It’s what we all love to do to make our motorcycle different from the next. Kuryakyn is one company that is all about personal customization, and that is why I am going to show you a piece from them that will make your ride even more beautiful.
Unless you purchased a CVO H-D, your ride has the same brushed aluminum lower fork legs installed on it just like everyone else. Sure you could shell out a small fortune to upgrade to the Chrome Front End Package from Milwaukee, but again, you’d look like the others. Why not go after a unique look, and keep a lot of money in your pocket? You can install these lower leg covers and ultimately protect your lower legs & keep them looking good! These lower fork leg accents (Part # TR-419100) are smothered in irresistible chrome so deep you may just get a glimpse at your soul. They not only have great looks, but they also protect your factory lower fork legs from the notorious “sand blasting” caused by road debris. Installation is effortless, no tools are required and that translates into no labor cost to have them installed. As always, you will want to follow the included instructions for the best results possible. In the end, you get affordable customization that sets your bike apart from the rest.
When you decide to take a ride down “Customization Boulevard”and want a set of Lower Leg Accents, contact the fine folks at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) for all your needs. We carry everything you need to make your two wheeled dreams come true.
Do you sometimes wonder what the black material on some of the engine guards is and why its there? Chances you are talking about what are commonly called Soft Lowers or Soft Lower Fairings. Each manufacturer has their own pet name for them, but the public refers to them as soft lowers. The main reason you see them on many bikes is they are a quick, easy, inexpensive device that provides protection from the elements. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) carries a version called Desert Dawgs from Leader Motorcycle huge selection of these personal protection devices.
Desert Dawgs serve a multitude of purposes. For starters, they are a cold weather wind block. This helps divert a large amount of cold air away from the riders lower legs making the ride “warmer”. Another service provided is keeping Road Slime off the rider. You know the stuff that gets kicked up from the front wheel after it has rained or while it is raining. One advantage each and everyone of us can appreciate is it’s ability to catch bugs, keeping them off the chrome and the riders legs. Yet another really cool aspect of Desert Dawgs Soft Lowers is the ease of installation and removal, with nothing more than a combination of some snaps, a clip or two, and some velcro. These babies are made to last too with Brass and Stainless Snaps, as well as being sewn with nylon thread for strength and durability. Also for versatility, many have built in slits that accommodate highway pegs most of us have installed. Emphasizing the leading word “Soft” it means you can fold them away when they aren’t in use. This means you can pack them away and only deploy them when you need. Now that my friends is a great product! Check out the great features…
• Minimize cold updrafts
• Repel road spray from front wheel and flared front fender
• Keep bug juice off motorcycle chrome (and legs!)
• Allow engine cooling – NO temperature restriction!
• Easy on-and-off – three snaps, belt clip and hook-and-loop attachments
• Does not affect bike handling
• Brass and stainless steel snaps won’t rust
• Nylon thread makes for the strongest product you can buy
• Accommodates all standard foot peg settings (6-inch opening)
At K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we are riders just like you. We search for products designed for Riders by Riders. Desert Dawgs soft lowers could have only been designed by a rider because of the simplicity involved. There is no way they these could have been hatched in a Board Room or in a Wind Tunnel.
At one time or another we discover there is not enough room on a motorcycle to stash all of our travel necessities. That frustration builds to a more fevered pitch when you include the passenger. Our story begins back in 2008 when Lisa and Jim came home with a Touring Bike from their local H-D dealer. It was at that time Lisa learned she could store quite a bit of stuff inside the back flap of the Rider Backrest on their new bike. All was good with the world. Well fast forward to 2011 when James came home with a new bike. The bike itself was not a big deal, the redesigned Rider Backrest was. Gone was the storage capability found in the previous model and that brought with it a lot of upset. This simply wouldn’t do so Lisa set out to remedy the situation. After searching high and low and near and far, it was realized she needed to produce a solution. The Bone Mountain Backrest Organizer was born! The end result of over 3,000 miles of research and development in weather conditions that ranged from 100° + days to 20° mountain nights. In addition countless hours of conversations with riders and passengers were logged along the way. Like most new products, there were a few developmental versions and the most functional design was selected. Using the most durable materials they created a product that is weather-resistant while allowing comfortable use on and off the motorcycle.
Because K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is constantly in search of amazing new products we are proud to welcome Bone Mountain on board. Born out of necessity, Bone Mountain Motor Gear was launched and passenger convenience was once again available. This time with a twist. The Bones had designed extra storage into a simple to use Rider Backrest cover. Instead of a small pocket in the back side, you have the option of a pocket plus two pouches and a netted beverage sleeve. Now that you have a well designed stash location for your gear, what do you do when you reach your destination? Here comes the clever part – you attach the supplied strap, pull it off the bike and now the ladies have a handy over the shoulder bag. How’s that for convenience? You never have to leave your belongings on the bike.
High points include:
- Made in the USA
- Drink holder with velcro strap to keep it securely in place
- Smaller pockets for camera, wallet or cell phone and more
- Large interior pocket
- Adjustable strap included
Wanting to offer up the same convenience to riders of other bikes, this model also fits multiple backrests, including:
- Signature Series Seat w/ Rider Backrest (Softail)
- Short Passenger Backrest Pads (Touring)
- H-D Adjustable Rider Backrest (’09-’13)
- H-D Fixed Rider Backrest (’09-’13)
- Most Round Bar Passenger Backrest Pads (Dyna)
With the Bone Mountain Motor Gear Backrest Organizer, your passenger no longer has a limit to their travel possessions, nor do they need to juggle them while riding down the road. They will thank you for the addition to the bike and for increasing their comfort during the ride. Gone are the days of “Honey can you hand me the ……. out of the windshield bag” or ” We’ve got to go back, I dropped ……” They are now responsible for their own travel goodies. Contact K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and order up your own Bone Mountain Backrest Organizer.
Do you ever wonder why you see so many different windshields on motorcycles? Some change them to get a different look on the bike. Others change them depending on their height so they can be more protected or end up having more wind in their face. Regardless of your choice, the wind STILL gets you, unless you have installed a Klock Werks “Flare” windshield, available from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com). You might ask, “What does their windshield do that the others don’t?” When the “Flare” was developed, its main goal was to provide increased stability at higher speeds, even racing at Bonneville. This was able due to the design re-directing the air over the outer edge (hips as Klock Werks calls them) providing increased downward pressure to the front of the motorcycle, increasing the stability at speed. The rolled top (flip by Klock Werks dictionary) of the “Flare” is designed to flip the air up, calming the flow, allowing smooth, clean air for the rider.
Some things you might not know about the “Flare” windshield from Klock Werks
- Fits 1996-2012 FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHX, FLHTK, and FL Trike Models, and have pre-drilled mounting holes making installation easy while using the stock hardware. There are also some 6.5” versions available for older models.
- Due to the design, it is recommended proper windshield height be at a level that allows you to see over the top, rather than looking through it.
- 3.5″ height is designed for riders accustomed to a shorter windscreen.
- 6.5″ height was the first style created for batwing style fairings, and works great for the average height rider. This windshield does not accept 3 pouch windshield bags, or GPS units.
- 8.5″ height blends the sporty style of the 6.5″ with taller touring height of the 11.5″. This size seems to be better for taller riders, and works with 3 pouch windshield bags or a GPS
- 11.5″ is the tallest model. Comparable height to a stock FLH windshield, offering full coverage for riders that prefer that, yet maintains the down force and features of the FLARE.
- All of Klock Werks Flare Windshields are measured from the center bolt hole to the start of the flip on the top of the windshield, setting a standard for measurement.
- When deciding which FLARE will work for you, remember, a shorter FLARE will outperform a stock windshield that is even 2″ taller because of its design and the way it routes the air.
- Lexan® Polycarbonate with FMR hard coating is used in the creation of these custom-molded designs to provide unparalleled durability.
- FLARES have been wind tunnel designed and tested. The “hips” provide added down force while the “flip” directs air over the rider to virtually eliminate the swirl of air found in front of the rider common with standard windshields.
- Keep in mind when selecting a FLARE windshield, the black, chrome, and black chrome windshields are completely opaque, you cannot see through them. This could potentially be a hazard.
- Clean-up is simple, soap and water. If you want, you can follow up with polish such as Novus or Plexus. Do Not use petroleum based or ammonia based cleaners including rain sheeting products!
- Saving the best for last, Klock Werks windshields are made in the U.S.A. – Mitchell, South Dakota.
These are some of the customer testimonials taken directly from Klock Werks website regarding the “FLARE” windshield:
- From Johnie (Rock Hill, SC) “I just had the 8.5 inch Flare installed on my 2011 Ultra Classic and man was I blown away what difference it made. It is awesome. I’m going to tell all my friends that ride to invest in one of these windshields. Thanks for the great product you designed.”
- From Jim Sehnert - The 11.5″ Klock Werks Flare Windshield worked just great. I installed it in Utah, and used it through the entire trip of 22,000 miles. 8,400 miles of it during the HOKA HEY Challenge. It did a terrific job of keeping stones and bugs above me. It gave me the protection from the rain also that I needed. All kinds of weather was experienced during this run. The height was just right to allow me to see through it or over it as needed. Thanks again for your support.
Klock Werks FLARES, available at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com), not only fit the FL fairing bikes from Harley, they are available for the entire line up, as well as Victory motorcycles. So pick one up today and feel the difference.
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 needing 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 individual 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 those 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.
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 come 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.
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 decided 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 selection 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 critical 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.
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 Seat 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.
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 its 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 meet 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)
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.
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 customization 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.
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 an 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 Saddlebag 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!
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 replacement 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 40 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.
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 tend 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 up 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 looking 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.