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Harley-Davidson Road Warrior 3-in-1 Jacket Review

Harley-Davidson Road Warrior 3-in-1 Jacket

Rider Contributor
October 16, 2008

By Jerry Smith With luggage space as limited as it is on many bikes, gear that performs more than one task isn’t just a good idea, it’s practically a requirement. Harley-Davidson’s new Road Warrior—a leather jacket with a removable hooded vest liner—is billed as a “3-in-1” jacket,... Read more »

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2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager

Rider Contributor
August 27, 2008

American Rider Image Gallery Click the images to view full size. Gary Lewis and his grandkids Regan and Keaton on Father’s Day. Submitted my daughter, Shanna Pelke.div> Lynn, Gary and Bob from Sudbury on Route 50 in Canada. Photo by Bob’s wife, Kim. Danny Sanders in the Smokies... Read more »

V-twin Tech: Harley-Davidson Owner's Manuals

Rider Magazine
April 1, 2008

Your owner’s manual is the one direct opportunity Harley-Davidson has to give you important and vital information about your motorcycle. It is also a convenient reference book wherein Harley specifies things like recommended light bulbs, oil viscosities, tire pressures, maintenance intervals, and much... Read more »

Retrospective: Triumph 5TA Speed Twin 500cc: 1959-1966

1959 Triumph 5TA Speed Twin 500cc.

Clement Salvadori
January 25, 2008

(This Retrospective article was published in the January 2008 issue of Rider.) STORY BY CLEMENT SALVADORI • photography BY RICHARD TATLOCK This Speed Twin may have been the last of the “gentleman’s rides,” a motorcycle designed for a customer who really no longer existed. It was intended for... Read more »

V-twin Tech: Cooler and better running with Cobra’s Fi2000R EFI Tuner

Rider Magazine
September 25, 2007

Harleys have run too lean for about a quarter-century with emission standards to blame. Never mind that the General Accounting Office (GAO) has told congress that motorcycles are an insignificant source of pollution; they are still regulated and stifled just the same. By forcing very lean air/fuel (AF)... Read more »

V-twin Tech Elements of Power 2: Testing a SuperTrapp Kerker 2:1 exhaust system

Rider Magazine
May 8, 2007

This is the second of a continuing series of articles about how to increase the useful performance of the new Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 96 engine. We are not going to pursue peak power at high rpm; rather, our intention is to find simple and practical ways to improve this engine’s performance in the... Read more »

V-twin Tech Elements of Power Part One: Modifications for the 2007 96-inch Big Twin Engine

Rider Magazine
April 9, 2007

Welcome to the first in a series of articles aimed at giving you a useful selection of modifications for the new 96-inch Big Twin engine. This is also intended to varify the points made in the previous issue’s story, Torque—and how to get some. These modifications should give you useful information... Read more »

V-twin Tech: The 20-Year Harley

Rider Magazine
February 8, 2007

The Motor Company tends to build its motorcycles to remain in service much longer than other brands. I first learned this a couple of decades ago when I asked Harley’s then-V.P. of engineering, Mark Tuttle, why Harleys were so heavy. He said H-D knew that its motorcycles are used for 20 years or... Read more »

V-twin Tech: All About Torque – and how to get some

Rider Magazine
February 8, 2007

Readers often ask me for guidance on getting more performance from their Harleys. Most are looking to improve top-gear acceleration from moderate speeds, like passing a truck or moving into a faster lane. Touring riders need the same sort of power to comfortably climb mountains. Most Harley owners refer... Read more »

V-twin Tech: 2006 Harley-Davidson Reduced Effort Clutch System

Rider Magazine
July 31, 2006

For 2006 Harley-Davidson introduced its new “reduced effort” clutch system on all models. The factory claims that it takes 45 percent less effort to yardin the clutch lever on its 2006 Twin Cam models. Engineers accomplished this by changing three areas of the clutch system: the clutch spring, clutch... Read more »

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