Repost from the J&P Cycles Blog.
Harley-Davidson issued a saddlebag recall last week on all 2014-2015 Project Rushmore Saddlebags. The recall stated that the saddlebag mounting receptacle part no. 10900009 on some 2014 and 2015 Touring motorcycles may not adequately secure the saddlebag to the motorcycle during use.
Owners of the affected motorcycles are being asked to seek assistance from their local Harley-Davidson dealer to confirm that the motorcycle is covered by the recall. If covered, an updated receptacle will be installed free of charge. However, Harley-Davidson also says that some product campaigns may have expired, and you may to have to pay for the service.Recall or no recall, riders have the option to replace all standard Harley-Davidson Touring saddlebag clips with Reda Innovations saddlebag locks for added safety and security. Install these locks with a simple five-minute installation and prevent your bags from falling off during travel or from being stolen. As long as your saddlebag lids are locked, you won’t ever have to worry about losing your saddlebags.
Designed for the modern motorcyclist, the all-new Küryakyn XKürsion XW5.5 Roller Bag (P/N 5276) is the ultimate road-trip bag and the largest option available within the XKürsion luggage lineup.
The removable interior divider provides the option of one large packing space or individual upper and lower compartments with separate access points. Thermoformed side compartments provide room for additional cargo and also include side-mounted pockets to keep smaller items easily accessible. Interior padded electronics pockets in multiple sizes can hold a variety of devices, including cell phones, tablets and laptops up to 17”. When you reach your destination, the sturdy, retractable handle and smooth-rolling wheels offer easy transport off the bike.
Like all XKürsion bags, the XW5.5 is constructed with premium UV-rated, weather-resistant 1200 denier Maxtura material to withstand the harshest of elements. Custom thermoformed construction with integrated internal support structures ensure durability and shape retention, regardless of payload. The newest member of the XKürsion luggage line retails for $349.99 and comes with a one-year warranty.
XKürsion XW5.5 Features:
Dims: 19.5” wide x 13” deep x 22” tall
Cubic Inches: 5,031
Removable, adjustable coat flap for securing additional items
Reflect-A-Light: Strategically placed custom reflective patches
Custom-designed metal-welded D-rings with anti-scratch plastic coating, secured with riveted, sewn box-and-cross premium attachment for ample secure mounting points
Protected by weatherproof zippers with glove-friendly and stylish zipper pulls
Includes durable, adjustable mounting straps, ergonomically styled carrying handle and a rain cover
Designed to mount on luggage racks or passenger seats with sissy bars
View the entire Küryakyn XKürsion luggage lineup here.
Bandit’s still on the loose somewhere in the Black Hills or in the Badlands, riding his custom Indian back to California. Last time we heard from him actually, he couldn’t stop raving about that Chief Classic and how amazingly well it rides. We talked about an article he wants to run on the trikes of Sturgis. Send us your trike shots from Sturgis and you may see your trike on Bikernet. To check out the whole enchilada, click below and enjoy this weeks’ Bandit-free news.
Victory Motorcycles has just introduced the 2016 Empulse TT, the first all-electric addition to the Victory lineup. A fully electric, street-legal sport bike, the Empulse TT is as capable of carving tight lines on twisting roads as it is powering the daily commute, according to the company. Continue reading.
New color combinations come to the big bikes and the Scout gets optional ABS; more accessories are available across all platforms. Continue reading.
Motorcycle parking in downtown Rapid City is free from between 1-8 of August. Regular parking rules apply to other vehicles, but motorcycles are free. In addition to the free parking, designated motorcycle parking has been established in the following areas:
500 block of Main St. in front of Boticelli Ristorante Italiano
600 block of Main St. on the entire North side of the block (in front of Prairie Edge, Firehouse Brewing Co., Firehouse Wine Cellars, and First National Bank)
700 block of Main St. from Pita Pit, 725 Main St., West to (kol), 504 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
800 block of Main St. in front of Murphy’s Pub and Grill
For a printable map of the free parking and designated motorcycle areas, CLICK HERE.
Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec blitzed through the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, riding a Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle to a hole-shot win over Hector Arana Jr. in the final. Krawiec holds the Pro Stock Motorcycle season points lead with a 36-point cushion over Arana Jr.
“Last week we went back to the shop and changed our entire set-up, and then tested in Michigan on Monday and Tuesday,” said Krawiec. “We had great performance in testing. The V-Rods are fast, consistent and responsive to tuning input. I was quick right off the truck here in Denver, and I feel like we have a really good combination running right now.”
After seven of 16 events Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle field with 575 points. Arana Jr. is second with 539 points, followed by Hines with 484 points, Stoffer with 413 points and Underdahl with 387 points.
Krawiec led all qualifiers for the Denver event with best Elapsed Time (ET) of 7.169 seconds. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines qualified the team’s other V-Rod motorcycle in third position with an ET of 7.201 seconds.
In Sunday eliminations, Hines advanced to the semi-final round with wins over Karen Stoffer and Scotty Polacheck before losing to Arana Jr.
“We’ve got Ed’s bike clicking and mine is almost there,” said Hines, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. “We are really looking forward to the next race in Sonoma.”
Krawiec charged to the final with wins over Chaz Kennedy, Matt Smith and Jim Underdahl. In the final, Krawiec left the starting line first with a reaction time of 0.025 seconds to 0.036 seconds for Arana Jr., and then held on for the win with an ET of 7.239 seconds to 7.230 seconds for Arana Jr., a 0.0029-second margin of victory, or about nine inches on the track. It was the 28th final-round win of Krawiec’s career.
The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag team will return to racing action July 31-Aug. 2 at the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.