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Airlite Lowers – form & function & durable

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Soft Lower Leg Warmers? It’s not the ’80s anymore
Story & Photos by Koz Mraz
https://www.kozmoto.com/

Engine Guard Lowers, Engine Chaps, Rain Guards, Soft Farings…Leg Warmers? Whatever you want to call those things that go on engine guards to stop the rain, cold air, wind, and flapping pant legs from sanding the hair off your calves.

Sometimes you want the airflow, sometimes you don’t. There are a plethora of options and they all come in two parts, left side, right side, just like those 80’s leg warmers—except one. Airlite’s one-piece, full cover soft lowers can be installed and removed quickly.

There are many reasons riders need soft lowers. They cut down the cold wind and rain, keeping boots and legs dry. They can extend your riding season so you can cruise earlier – cruise later – cruise longer – cruise safer.

Because of its one-piece design, Airlite claims that air is captured, screened, and directed exactly where it belongs; into the radiator and/or cooling fins. They also claim that wind buffeting around your upper body is reduced. They’re efficient and form-fitting in the highway bar cover with no gaps, so there’s no cold and wet wind slapping onto the rider.

The soft lowers are constructed with vinyl used on car bras which means they can be in the sun and wind 24/7 and don’t harden and crack like upholstery vinyl. The soft woven fabric backing material makes it impossible to tear or rip.

The screen is made of a heavy-duty mesh for bug and rock chip protection. It’s the same material that dump trucks use to cover loads. Poly webbing that snugly surrounds the bars is also used in seat belts. Airlite uses the same nylon thread employed in aircraft upholstery and a computerized long arm sewing machine allows for topstitching.

With a background in aviation, owner Bob Morris has designed his soft lowers to be extremely durable and uses all U.S materials. These things seem indestructible and he claims to have never had a defective or damaged lower returned.

Optional storage pouches are available on one or both sides. As stated, fitment is a snap. There are in fact no snaps, clips, or zippers, just Velcro where you need it and it comes with a stowaway bag.

In the real world, Soft Lowers are leg warmers. The radiant engine heat reflecting off the back of the soft lowers creates warm air vortices noticeably increasing the ambient air temperature behind them.

The Airlite soft lowers look and function flawlessly. It’s easy to install, will stop the rain, bugs, and rocks and stows easily away when unused.

Airlite has a soft lower that’s specifically made for almost every bike and year.

Price Range: $94.95 to $126.95

https://www.airlite.ca/

Check out their website for choices and options.

Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021

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This week Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) reintroduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2021. The bill, S. 2736, ensures that racing enthusiasts continue to have the ability to convert motor vehicles into vehicles used solely for competition. This bill also clarifies that it is legal under federal law to manufacture, sell, distribute, and install race parts that modify the emissions system of a motor vehicle that is used solely for racing.

The bill is in response to actions taken by the EPA in 2015. At that time, the EPA issued a proposed regulation that would prohibit the conversion of emissions-certified motor vehicles into vehicles used in motorsports competitions. The 2015 proposed regulation also prevented the sale or use of emissions-related race parts for those modified vehicles.

An important component of S. 2736 is that it helps protect the aftermarket parts industry. A robust and thriving aftermarket parts industry is vital to the motorcyclist community. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is part of a broad collaboration of groups working together in D.C. on this topic.

As you may remember, earlier this year the House of Representatives introduced a similar bill, H.R. 3281, that now has 101 cosponsors. To see if your member of the House is a cosponsor of the RPM Act, click here.

If you’d like to read more about the Senate bill, click here.

Look for further updates and calls to actions on this issue before the end of the year!

See you in Atlanta!

Next week is shaping up to be another great Meeting of the Minds! If you make it down to Atlanta, be sure to introduce yourself to our D.C. lobbyist, Rocky Fox. Rocky is always looking to learn about what you are working on back home.

An important part of Meeting of the Minds is making connections between our members around the country and back in D.C. If you have relationships with your hometown Senators or Congressman, make sure Rocky knows!

Let’s have a great few days down South!

https://mrf.org/

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders.

Dyna Chain Drive Installation

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Jeremiah Shaved all the Teeth off His Rear Belt

Jeremiah strips his rear belt of all its teeth. This is not the first time. I just checked all the forums and didn’t find anything conclusive. Is he too hard on his belt with hole-shots and excessive acceleration? Did he adjust the belt too tight or too loose? Did it have anything to do with the belt?

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Complete Bike Wiring Harnesses are easy to install

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The last thing anyone ever thinks about… because… it’s a haunting task that can have your ride laid up for months. Nope… we disagree. Our wiring guru’s here have put all the thought, effort and quality engineering you have become used to and are proud to offer you (3) simple complete wiring harness choices to keep your ride on the road where it belongs. And they are 100% universal and can be installed on ANY motorcycle. All you need is some creativity, time and some basic tools because we also provide color printed instructions to keep your blood pressure low!

The first choice and most popular is our “feature-filled” NCBH-01-A kit as it provides running light and turn signal functions to front turn signals on (1) power wire per side, 2-fucntions on one wire! The rear signals offer our patented running light, brake light and normal turn signal functions all on (1) wire per side! Our NCBH-01-B is the same kit except it offers standard turn signal functions only for front a rear. Lastly, our NCBH-01-C kit is a “bare-bones” chopper style kit without any turn signal functions.

Here is a list of features:

OEM color-matching wiring with 11-second self-canceling turn signal module, (A & B only).
Fuse block holds a full size, commonly available & replaceable starter relay and (3) ATO fuses.
A 30-Amp circuit breaker is installed and is ready for any regulator/charging system.
Harness provides running light and turn signal functions to the front turn signals, run, brake and turn signal functions for the rear turn signals.
Oil, neutral, high beam, and turn signal indicator wiring.
Color matching handlebar switch wiring as found on ’96-’13 non-glide models.
Headlight wiring with headlight socket and terminals.
Front turn signal connectors and terminals. (A & B only)
Rear fender harness with connectors and terminals. (A & B only)
Key switch wiring with ring terminals.
Coil wire with ring terminals, tachometer, horn, oil sending unit, brake switch and neutral switch wiring with terminals.
Sections of 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ ID heat shrink included.
Heavy gauge 12 (+) power and (-) ground wires with terminals for battery connection.

Best part is that you do not need a degree in Electrical Engineering to install them. The instructions make life easy, all of the hard connections are made for you. All you need is a good crimping tool, angle cutters and a heat gun. If you want to get slick with hiding wires, a drill and some bits will be needed. Take your time, make a plan of what you want to put where and have at it!

CLICK HERE TO See all complete wiring harnesses here!

JIMS Product Release For The “On Bike” Valve Spring Compressor For M8

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JIMS Milwaukee-Eight® “On Bike” Valve Spring Compressor

When changing valve springs for performance upgrades, or simply replacing a leaking valve seal, it is necessary for the technician to completely remove the cylinder head from the engine. This adds unnecessary time and expense.

With an MSRP of $265, you can now use this revolutionary and creative new tool that JIMS has developed, which eliminates this step completely. This patentpending “on bike” valve spring compressor kit for Milwaukee Eight engines, works with the cylinder head installed on the motor.

Simply remove the rocker box covers and rocker arms, and install this unique compressor on the rocker arm shaft. Once the cylinder is filled with compressed air, the technician can easily rotate the tool and compress the top collar of the valve spring exposing the keepers to remove the top collar, valve spring, and seal.

This patent pending tool dramatically saves time for any technician working on Milwaukee Eight performance upgrades or service work. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/HlkMKnO3Wfo

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