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Continental Tires Recalling 1,700 Tires Commonly Used With Honda Gold Wing Motorcycles

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Honda Power Sports touts the Honda Gold Wing touring motorcycle as a bike that “can make your riding dreams come true” as it represents the height of luxury to enthusiasts looking to combine their loves of riding with long-distance travels. From comfortable seating for two to high end technological spoils that include XM radio, iPod docking and a navigation system, the Gold Wing touring cycle really packs everything in to make the $23,000 retail price worthwhile. However, as with any vehicle in any price range, the Gold Wing is only as good as the tires that it rides on, and some riders are about to have their vacations cut short.

Continental Tire has announced the voluntary recall of approximately 1,700 ContiMotion MC tires that are most commonly used for the rear wheels of the Honda Gold Wing 1800 touring motorcycle. While the company has received no reports of accidents or injuries as of yet, according to the Auto Channel, Continental has received some feedback that these tires could become susceptible to cracking, uneven wear and belt lift caused by under-inflation and overloading the rear storage compartment on the Gold Wing. Any of those conditions could ultimately lead to tread separation, dangerous accidents and injuries while the motorcycle is being operated.

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Barnett Celebrates 65 Years! 1948-2013

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Barnett is proud to be celebrating 65 years of manufacturing the finest American made motorcycle clutches and cables. Since 1948, Barnett has been producing clutches and control cables with direct-fit/upgrade applications for just about everything on two wheels, vintage bikes to the newest machines on the showroom floor, street to off-road to even ATVs. Everything’s made in the USA with top-quality materials and designs. Multiple quality checks throughout the build process guarantee when a customer installs a Barnett clutch or cable, he knows he’s getting a no-compromise upgrade. Still family owned and operated today, Barnett is dedicated to continue to produce top quality motorcycle components at a competitive price with the best possible product and customer support. Install and Barnett clutch or cable and Feel the Barnett Difference!

Dealers, be sure to visit Barnett Tool & Engineering at booth 641 at the V-Twin Expo and take advantage of a 10% Discount on dealer orders taken at the show. Applies only to dealers in attendance.

Visit for your clutch and cable needs for all motorcycles.

Custom Cycle Engineering Goes To V-Twin Expo

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If you are a dealer and are attending this year's V-Twin Expo in Cinci, make sure to stop by the new Custom Cycle Engineering Booth. You will find CCE and their friendly staff at booth 670

Check this out, Custom Cycle Engineering will be presenting an all-new product you don't want to miss. The Steering Damper for All FLH Models. Custom Cycle Engineering has developed a Steering Damper system for the Harley Dresser models. Custom designed clamps and brackets position a Shindy Steering Stablizer in the optimum location so the damper can be installed with minimum effort.  The installation of the Steering Damper stabilizes the front fork and helps with front end wobble.

Two systems are available.  The first style is mounted parallel to the frame and only requires a slight relocation of the horn (brackets provided).  The second system is mounted perpendicular to the frame and is located in a less conspicuous location.  The perpendicular system requires the elimination of the stainless steel “Cow Bells” and the installation of rubber “accordion” fork boots.  The perpendicular steering damper also facilitates the use of a fork truss or brace for maximum fork stability.
SDS 2013-1 Parallel Steering Damper for FLH’s
SDS 2012-2 Perpendicular Steering Damper for
                      FLH’s W/Fork Truss                       
Pick one at the V-Twin Expo and get 10% off of this and many other items from the Custom Cycle Engineering line.


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Registration under way for April 26 Motorcycle Safety Forum in Ames, Iowa

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Registration is now open for the 10th Anniversary Motorcycle Safety Forum.

The rider-focused event is facilitated by Iowa’s motorcycle safety team, a diverse partnership of motorcycle safety advocates; the Iowa Department of Transportation and Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau; and motorcycle trainers, dealers and riders.

The event will be held Friday, April 26, at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To register, log on to

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USB Port With Mount

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Get connected with a Drag Specialties® dual USB port with mount for your bike. This easily installed 5V, 2A output port keeps your phone, GPS, MP3 or whatever other two doo-dads you can’t live without, charged and ready while you’re on the road. The 40” long wire fits 7/8 to 1” diameter handlebars. Better still, it comes with a waterproof cover to keep out the elements and instructions for quick installation. Sells for $29.95 See or  your local Drag Specialties dealer.