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Motorcycle Parts + Accessories + Luggage: Reviews
Rider‘s Parts & Accessories section includes motorcycle luggage reviews, air-compressors, DVDs, cruise control units, tool kits, air mattresses and basically anything else you might want to attach to your motorcycle or use as an accessory to your motorcycle adventure. Browse for yourself of pick out a gift for a friend; every rider who loves riding can take joy in acquiring a new toy.

Touratech Desierto 3 Motorcycle Fairing Review

Touratech Desierto 3 Motorcycle Fairing

Arden Kysely
March 5, 2015

I knew from the get-go that wind protection was not a strong suit of my BMW F 800 GS. Earplugs sufficed while I made busy fitting other aftermarket parts. When I finally looked up from my accessorizing, the screen options had multiplied. Touratech’s Desierto 3 stood out from the crowd as a complete... Read more »

Race Tech G3-S IFP Custom Dual Shocks Review

Race Tech G3-S IFP Custom Dual Shocks

Bill Stermer
March 5, 2015

If you own and ride an older bike, obtaining upgrades for it can be frustrating. A year ago, I had Race Tech rebuild the fork on my 1976 BMW R75/6 (Rider, June 2013), and experienced a renewed joy in riding it. Not only was the ride improved, but it no longer leaked fork fluid on the front brake disc.... Read more »

Nelson-Rigg CL-2020 GPS Tank Bag Review

Nelson-Rigg CL-2020 GPS Tank Bag

Jerry Smith
March 4, 2015

Just about everyone needs a way to carry a few things––gloves, a sweater, a phone––when they ride more than a few miles. For years, tankbags filled that role, but the time is long past when you could just toss all your stuff in a big open compartment and rummage around for items when you needed... Read more »

DP Brakes Sintered Brake Pads Review

Ken Lee
March 2, 2015

DP Brakes Sintered Brake Pads Going fast is fun, but the ability to stop quickly is essential. Because when a bad situation arises, the capacity to brake hard, scrub off speed and come to a safe halt will save your bacon. In a related thought, as motorcycle technology marches onward, it’s the brakes... Read more »

Dirt-Bagz Ranger Saddlebags Review

Dirt-Bagz Ranger Saddlebags

Clement Salvadori
February 3, 2015

A lot of aftermarket companies make saddlebags and panniers for dual-purpose motorcycles. I’m a proponent of simplicity and softness—simple mounting and soft bags. I needed to give the Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition some luggage capacity for the Lost Coast story on page 36, and DBz Products has what... Read more »

Corbin Vintage Gunfighter Seat for Triumph Bonneville Review

Corbin Vintage Gunfighter Seat for Triumph Bonneville

Jerry Smith
December 30, 2014

A bike like the Triumph Bonneville practically cries out for customizing. My own Bonnie suggests it to me now and then, but I usually ignore its pleas. Still, I have to admit the café-racer look appeals to me and, as long as it didn’t affect the function of the bike, I decided to dip a toe in the... Read more »

Sedici Distanza Slant Saddlebags Review

Sedici Distanza Slant Saddlebags

James Parchman
November 11, 2014

Riders who want to mount the same luggage on several motorcycles or leave it off entirely can go with hard-sided bags at great expense, or take the inexpensive way out and use soft luggage. The Sedici Distanza Slant soft saddlebags from Cycle Gear ring the register at just $149.99 but are quite fully... Read more »

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit Review

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit

Bill Stermer
November 6, 2014

Dynaplug Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit Few motorcycle breakdowns are as common or as irritating as a flat tire. Even if you’re packing a plug kit, too often the glue has hardened from disuse and you’re still dead in the water. The beauty of the Dynaplug Pro Aluminum tire plug tool is that it can plug... Read more »

Race Tech Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators Review

Race Tech Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators

Jerry Smith
November 6, 2014

If motorcycles could be ordered like cars, with a long list of options and trim packages to choose from, odds are some current equipment would all but disappear from the motorcycling scene. Damper-rod forks, for example, have long since been obsoleted by cartridge forks, and yet survive in many bikes... Read more »

2014 Holiday Gear Guide

2014 Rider Magazine Holiday Guide

Rider Magazine Staff
October 13, 2014

With the 2014 riding season drawing to a close and the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to take stock of your motorcycle gear and decide what needs to be replaced. Has your favorite riding jacket mysteriously shrunk, or have its seams or zippers blown out? Is your helmet showing its age,... Read more »

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