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This podcast is all about the law abiding biker (LAB). We talk about the world of motorcycling, motorcycles, ride reviews, equipment reviews, motorcycle law and issues, motorcycle clubbing, motorcycle news, motorcycle television and media, the motorcycle industry, smart phone app reviews, and so mu…

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    LAB-325-Progressive Front & Rear Suspension On A Harley | Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2023 77:39


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Get Progressive Suspension for your Harley Davidson!  We installed the Progressive Suspension Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit on Lurch's 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special. After riding his Harley with the newly installed Progressive front suspension on a 10-day, 4,000-mile road trip, and on many different road surfaces, he highly recommends this suspension and we decided to carry Progressive Suspension right in the Law Abiding Biker Store.  We also installed the Progressive Suspension 490 Sport Heavy Duty Series Shocks on his 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special.  He also highly recommends these shocks and we decided to carry them right in the Law Abiding Biker Store.   SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Lurch was not happy with the overall ride of his 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special, which came with the standard front suspension Harley has used for many years now on its touring models, which has no adjustments. Unfortunately, it is what it is.  He wanted a smoother ride, better cornering abilities, and adjustable preload and dampening, all of which the Progressive Suspension Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit has!  He was also not happy with the standard manually adjustable rear shocks that Harley has used for many years now on its touring models.  He wanted a smoother ride, better cornering abilities, and adjustable preload and dampening, all of which the 13" Progressive Suspension 490 Sport Heavy Duty Series Shocks have!  WHY LURCH CHOSE 13" SHOCKS: A Harley Street to Road Glide Special comes stock with 12" shocks and you can certainly maintain the 12" when choosing your Progressive Suspension rear shocks from the Law Abiding Biker Store.  By installing the 13" Progressive Suspension rear shocks, Lurch raised the rear of his Road Glide Special 1" which gives him more of a lean angle. It's definitely noticeable when riding. You really can't visually tell the bike has been raised 1". Note that Harley models like the Ultra Classic come stock with 13" shocks. The special models come with 12" shocks.  CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Lurch was absolutely blown away at how much smother his Harley rode and cornered after installing Progressive Suspension! He did not realize what a difference good shocks would make! Wow, it was more than he ever expected and he highly recommends upgrading your Harley shocks to Progressive Suspension! It even got rid of most of the bagger wobble while cornering at faster speeds.  His Harley just rode like a completely different bike! NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Ciro Dryforce Waterproof Cooler and Travel Bags for Motorcycles | Review Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Lou Dolente of Havertown, Pennsylvania Paul Jenkins of Comox, British Columbia, Canada Steve Rothe of Mesa, Arizona Brian Stock of Santa Clara, Utah Mark Gravit of Colleyville, Texas Jose Vasquez of Yakima, WA Douglas Henrie of Vernal, Utah William Johnson of Kingwood, Texas Jeff Cowan of Parrish, Alabama If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Douglas Emerson Crystal Cooling & Heating Bruce Ross of Emu Heights, Australia ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-324-HARLEY-DAVIDSON GOES BIG FOR 120TH ANNIVERSARY | 2023 NEW MODELS RELEASED

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 83:16


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com On January 18, 2023, the Harley-Davidson New 2023 Models were released.  This included seven anniversary models, two new models, and the return of one model.  In this episode, we wrapped up everything we learned and put it into a nice package for you.     See our video on the topic!   Anniversary Models    The first six of the seven total anniversary models share a unique paint scheme described as Heirloom Red with a Midnight Crimson Fade and highlighted powertrain components. These models will have oxblood-colored inserts on the seats.  And, the Anniversary models sharing this paint scheme are the Ultra Limited, Tri Glide Ultra, Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, Fat Boy, and Heritage Classic. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE The seventh Anniversary Model is the CVO Road Glide Limited, being the only anniversary model with the larger 117 Cubic Inch M8 engine.  Its paint is a bit different and can be described as Anniversary Black and Midnight Crimson fade. And when viewed in the sun there is a red highlight to the black.  A subdued eagle split up between the fairing, tank, and bags. Generally speaking, only about 3,000 to 1100 of each anniversary model will be released and they'll all have serialized consoles. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! NEW MODELS The Breakout is returning to the lineup with that beautiful Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine.  This bike will have a very wide rear tire, coming in at 240mm, a 5-gallon gas tank, and a 36-degree front rake, which makes it a long, low, wide, modern cruiser. The Nightster Special is the next new model for 2023.  What's so “Special” about this new Nightster?  To start, it has a passenger pillion and footpegs to allow two-up riding.  The handlebars and risers move the bars up and back for a more commanding rider position.  It has a four-inch round TFT display, replacing the analog speedometer and segmented LCD indicators, allowing for BlueTooth connectivity and navigation.  The Nightster Special is coming standard with cruise control, USB charging port, and you can add heated grips.  This new model is going to be a surprise for some. And for many out there, it is a long time coming.  It is the all-new Road Glide 3 Trike.  I'm going to say right up front that even if you've never been interested in trikes, this one is sure to turn your head a bit. Many riders have requested a Road Gide trike for years now and it looks like Harley made it happen.  A lot of engineering went into making the first Harley trike with a frame-mounted fairing including things like the placement of the fairing to accommodate the long rake and steering dampening of the trike. Note: By clicking on any pictures or links in this article & making a purchase, we do get a small commission. No additional cost to you. Help support us please if you appreciate what we're doing to help bikers. Neti Pot mentioned by Lurch in this episode NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: How To Remove The Forks On A Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle-DIY Video RIDER SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS Traction Control Systems will be offered as a new option for the Breakout, Low Rider S, and Low Rider ST models in 2023.  Electronic cruise control will be a standard feature for the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Breakout, and Low Rider S models.  It remains standard on the Low Rider ST, Heritage Classic, and Sport Glide models. 120th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration Event is scheduled for July 13-16, 2023, in Milwaukee.  Harley informed us that this will become an annual event in Milwaukee.  Homecoming events will take place at venues across the Milwaukee area facilities and who knows, maybe we'll see ya all there.  Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Brad Whitehead of Idaho Falls, Idaho Darrell Presley of Valdosta, Georgia Gray Smith of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Scott Bogut of Fullerton, California Naomi de Weert-Deelstra of Hoogezand, Groningen (Netherlands) Ty Fox of Nazareth, Pennsylvania If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Gilbert Morrissey Peter Hando Douglas Emerson ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-323-Pacific Northwest Patron Member Ride & Meet | Stories & Debacles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 97:55


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Law Abiding Biker (LAB) Store Manager Big Daddy Kane (BDK) put on a Pacific Northwest meet-up and ride.  Unfortunately, we were unable to do an official LAB meet-up and ride earlier in the summer, like we do every year.  Rick took it upon himself to plan a meet-up and ride, which was much appreciated.  We met at the LAB store in Richland, WA.  Rick opened up the store for yours and hooked Patrons up with some merch/parts.  We had a beautiful ride into Oregon and back to BDK's place for a BBQ.   The ride was on August 20, 2022.  Members of LAB that attended were BDK (and his wife), Goat, Ryan, Lurch (and his wife), Oscar, Squid, and Sturgis Jeff (and his wife).  SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Patron members that attended were: Bob Dawson of Yakima, WA Chuck Wilburn of Minot, ND Tyler Barr of Chehalis, WA John Manolides of Federal Way, WA Terry McDonough of Medford, OR Graham Jenkins of Westwold, BC Canada CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! BDK settled the long debate dispute of what Charles Wilburn's road name should be.  It jas been a topic in the LAB Patro Member Only FaceBook Group.  BDK presented Charles with a "Dakota" name tab.  He also presented Bob Dawson with a "Picasso" name tag.  Bob operated Dawson's Painting out of Yakima.  He hooked the LAB studio and BDK's garage up with awesome paint jobs.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: How To Install Ohlin's Front Suspension On A Harley Davidson With Batwing or Sharknose Fairing-DIY Video Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Andrew Gilbert of Redding, California Riley Burdine of West Unity, Ohio Scott Pants If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Douglas Emerson Crystal Cooling & Heating Bruce Ross of Emu Heights, Australia ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-322-Upgrading A Harley M8 114 Cubic Inch Engine To A 465 Gear Cam, New Cam Chest, & A New Performance Oil Pump!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 101:38


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We recently did an S&S 465 gear cam & oil pump upgrade on Popeye's 2019 Harley Street Glide special with the 114 ci Milwaukee Eight engine. We filmed this project in detail over several days. That detailed tutorial video will eventually be released on this YouTube Channel.  In this episode, Lurch and I talk about the project and also give our opinions and thoughts on the bike's performance after installation. Is it worth it? We also talk about tuning the engine to the new cam. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE There are many cam manufacturers out there, and there are just as many cam options.  After talking with some of our Patron Members in the members-only Law Abiding Biker Facebook Group, Popeye decided to go with the S&S gear drive 465 gear torque cam.  We have no affiliation with S&S, but we definitely recommend them.  You can get the kit Popeye used HERE.  A torque cam offers on-demand throttle response from low to mid RPM at cruising speed.  A power cam targets high RPM, wide-open throttle response that keeps pulling right up to the redline. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! You can go with a chain-driven cam or a gear-driven cam.  You need to measure your pinion shaft runout to make sure it's within specifications for a gear-driven cam.  The benefit of a gear-driven cam is you eliminate the chain and chain tensioner.   We tuned Popeye's bike with the Vance and Hines FP3 and it runs like a raped ape.  Tuning was easy with the FP3.  We selected the intake, cam, and exhaust for Popeye's bike and flashed it.  After flashing the "canned" map, we ran an auto-tune session with really dialed things in.  Due to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) findings and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlements, the FP3 may soon become a thing of the past.  We grabbed up a bunch of FP3s for you guys.  You can get one here: Vance and Hines FP3.  Specialty Tools Needed Runout/Gear Lash Gauge M8 Cam Shaft Bearing Remove/Install Tool  Jims Vacuum Tappet Pump-Up Tool Cam Gear Locking Tool  NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: The New 2022 Harley Nightster! Bang or Bust?

    LAB-321-Upcoming 2023 Motorcycle Trip | Patron Meet-up and Ride

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 75:00


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and we talk about our upcoming summer motorcycle trip, including our annual Law Abiding Biker Patron meet-up and ride (details below).  Our ultimate destination is the Death Valley area, but we will be hitting cities such as Bend, Oregon, and Huntington Beach, California.   We always look forward to the Patron meet-up and ride.  It is a highlight of our trip.  We are humbled by the support of our beloved Patrons.  We're excited to see you all!  This year you'll ride an actual leg of our trip.   The official Law Abiding Biker Media Private Patron Member Motorcycle Ride & Meetup Event is scheduled for 2023!! Join us at this event and further the #BikerRevolution. We'd love to ride with you and meet you in person.

    LAB-320-Bearing Install Both Front & Rear On A Harley Davidson Touring | DIY & Save Money!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 46:33


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this podcast, I'm joined by Lurch, and we cover everything you need to know about your Harley-Davidson sealed wheel bearings.  We were replacing the rocker cover ad rocker cover housing gaskets on my 2014 Harley Street Glide Special.  A step in the replacement procedures required us to rotate the rear tire.  We noticed that my rear tire would move side to side and there was an audible "knocking" sound coming from the wheel as we manipulated it side to side.   We removed the tire and found that one of the sealed wheel bearings was failing.   SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE You can get the Jims Bearing Tool we used in the video HERE. The rear wheel of model years 2008 to current touring models equipped with ABS require three non-ABS bearings (Harley Part #9276B) and one ABS bearing (Harley Part #9252A).  The front wheel requires one non-ABS and one ABS bearing.  There is o difference in bearing parts numbers for the front and the rear wheel.  Non-touring model rear wheels only require one ABS and one non-ABS bearing. We sell All Balls Racing bearings in the Law Abiding Biker Store.  You can shop them HERE.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! We know some guys that change their bearings at every single tire change, just for good measure. Harley says you should inspect your wheel bearings at every tire change.  You do this by inserting a finger into the inner race of the bearing and rotating it in both directions.  The bearing should rotate freely and smoothly. If you note any drag, rough rotation, or abnormal noises you should replace them. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Walk Around, Specs, & More! Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Jack Arthur of Brownsburg, Indiana Cecil Howard of Ellensburg, Washington Roger Hardman Mike Maxwell of Topeka, Kansas Jordan Lombard of Portland, Oregon Stuart Domitz of Lino Lakes, Minnesota James Klein of Perkasie, Pennsylvania Greg Williams of Shelby, Ohio Bernie Pound of Surprise, Arizona If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Ryan Lambright of Shipshewana, Indiana Claude Maillet Monty Muehlebach of Pineville, Missouri ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-319-2023 Official Patron Member Motorcycle Ride & Meetup Event

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 3:43


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com The official Law Abiding Biker Media Private Patron Member Motorcycle Ride & Meetup Event is scheduled for 2023!! Join us at this event and further the #BikerRevolution. We'd love to ride with you and meet you in person. The event will be on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 around the Reno, Nevada area. It will include a group ride and a social dinner event. 

    LAB-318-Installing Front & Rear Ohlins Suspension On A Harley Street Glide | Is It Worth It?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 69:43


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Get Ohlins Suspension for your Harley Davidson!  We installed the Ohlin's FKS 226 Harley NIX 22 Front Cartridge Kiton my 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. After riding my Harley with the newly installed Ohlin's front suspension on a 10-day, 4,000-mile road trip, and on many different road surfaces, I can highly recommend this suspension and decided to carry Ohlin's right in the Law Abiding Biker Store. In our tutorial video, we show you exactly how to install Ohlin's front suspension and how to adjust things so you have the proper preload and proper rebound dampening. We also installed the Ohlins 13" S36 Blackline Rear Shocks on my 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. I highly recommend these shocks and decided to carry Ohlin's right in the Law Abiding Biker Store.  In our tutorial video, we show you exactly how to install Ohlin's rear shocks and how to adjust things so you have the proper sag and proper rebound dampening. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE I was not happy with the overall ride of my 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, which came with the standard front suspension Harley has used for many years now on its touring models, which has no adjustments. Unfortunately, it is what it is.  I wanted a smoother ride, better cornering abilities, and adjustable preload and dampening, all of which the Ohlin's FKS 226 Harley NIX 22 Front Cartridge Kit has! Upon ordering from the Law Abiding Biker Store, you'll get to choose an Ohlin's front suspension spring that will be adequate for your particular weight.  I was also not happy with the standard manually adjustable rear shocks that Harley has used for many years now on its touring models.  I wanted a smoother ride, better cornering abilities, and adjustable preload and dampening, all of which the Ohlins 13" S36 Blackline Rear Shocks have!  GET OHLIN'S FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION IN THE LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE! WHY I CHOSE 13" SHOCKS: A Harley Street to Road Glide Special comes stock with 12" shocks and you can certainly maintain the 12" when choosing your Ohlin's rear shocks from the Law Abiding Biker Store. However, I ride and corner my Harley hard and am constantly dragging floorboards and supports. By installing the 13" Ohlin's rear shocks, I raised my Street Glide Special 1" which gives me more lean angle. It's definitely noticeable when riding. You really can't visually tell the bike has been raised 1". Note that Harley models like the Ultra Classic come stock with 13" shocks. The special models come with 12" shocks.  CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! I was absolutely blown away at how much smother my Harley rode and cornered after installing Ohlin's suspension! I did not realize what a difference good shocks would make! Wow, it was more than I even expected and I highly recommend upgrading your Harley shocks to Ohlin's! It even got rid of most of the bagger wobble while cornering at faster speeds.  My Harley just rode like a completely different bike! NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Do These Harley Boom Box GTS Apple Car Play Jumper Plugs Really Work? Kind of… Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Andy Sheirer of Buffalo Mills, Pennsylvania Danny Taylor of Shelley, Idaho Roy Miller of Riverside, Illinois Bill Harbourne of Baldwin Harbor, New York Jack McDonald Jason Nunnemaker of Lacey, WA Dennis Morrison of Talkeetna, Alaska Steve Taft of Statesville, North Carolina Doug Sells of Allardt, Tennessee If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-317-Harley-Davidson Headquarters & Dealerships Closing? 2023 Bikes Leaked!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 92:01


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Is Harley Closing its Doors? So, what is going on with Harley-Davidson as we move toward 2023?  Is Harley Permanently Closing Its Headquarters Building in Milwaukee and why?  Why are so many independently owned dealerships closing their doors or selling?  Oh, and what's up with the possibility of a 975 version of the very popular Pan America Adventure bike?  Is the long-talked-about Harley Bronx Streetfighter actually going to become a reality?  And what's all this mean for the future of the Motor Company?  Well, these are all loaded questions and I have a metric ton to throw at you, so let's dive in and see if we can make sense of it all for you!  2023 could prove to be a very exciting year for Harley-Davidson. So, let's start with the question of whether Harley-Davidson is permanently closing the doors to its Milwaukee, Wisconsin Headquarters building, which has served as such since 1973.  The answer is “yes”, well kind of.  You see, Harley-Davidson is letting employees work from home on what may become a permanent basis.  Harley's Milwaukee headquarters closed in 2020 due to the global pandemic, but Harley CEO Jochen Zeitz says the complex is going to be repurposed rather than reopened for workers. Neither Harley-Davidson nor the CEO has specified exactly what its 500,000-square-foot complex in Milwaukee will become. Still, the company insists the location will remain an important location for Harley's presence in the U.S.  Further, Harley is fully embracing remote work and the flexibility and openness it brings. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE So, what's my opinion on all this?  I personally think that varies greatly from industry to industry.  I do recognize that there are some benefits to remote working, such as fewer distractions, workers may feel less stressed and stay more focused, and of course, remote workers love having flexibility in their schedules if feasible.  With that said, I think Harley needs to tread lightly here because a huge part of the motorcycle lifestyle is riding and hanging out with other like-minded bikers.  You certainly want your employees to embrace, live, and understand the motorcycle culture.  That's hard to do remotely. A ton of bonding, discussions, ideas and a sense of belonging can occur during those in-office in-person hours, and those motorcycle rides to lunch and back.  That can't be replicated via video conferences and virtual check-ins in my opinion. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Harley's Deal With The Devil! El Diablo Next, let's talk about independently owned dealerships.  It's true that some smaller independently owned Harley dealerships are closing their doors.  In fact, the Denver Post reported this month that "Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson (RMH-D), the oldest family-owned Harley motorcycle dealership in Colorado, is shutting down at the end of the month".  The longtime business, founded in 1979 by owner Kathy Yevoli, who still serves as RMH-D president, has fallen victim to a corporate downsizing strategy, said Marina Yevoli, Kathy's daughter and director of marketing at the Littleton motorcycle dealership.  “We are closing, not by our choice,” Marina Yevoli said. “To be politically correct, they (Harley-Davidson) are condensing the market and independent dealers do not fit that mold. They are doing away with family-owned businesses.” Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation My thoughts are that Harley should be careful if they are in fact snuffing out independent dealerships and going more corporate.  I think that move could potentially hurt them in the long run.  You see, many long-time Harley customers, and newer customers for that matter, have built personal relationships with their independent dealerships and personnel and get treated in a personal way.  An independent owner takes great pride in their dealership for the most part. It's more of a family-friendly one-on-one experience that many Harley owners are accustomed to and it very well may be one of the reasons they stick with Harley-Davidson.  Don't forget that many of these independent dealerships have become staples of their communities.  But, this seems to be the way many industries are going these days like Comoto Holdings, Inc., which owns Revzilla, J&P Cycles, Cycle Gear, and Rever.  I guess only time will tell. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! New Bikes for 2023? Pan America 975 Okay, now, let's talk about the potential release of a new Pan America 975.  This is not surprising to me, since Harley's first stab at the adventure market was the Pan America 1250, which quickly claimed the title of the #1 selling Adventure Motorcycle in North America, beating out other long-standing adventure motorcycles like the BMW 1250 GS Adventure. Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Earlier this year, signs of the new Pan America 975 were mistakenly mentioned on Harley-Davidson's website for an accessory locking fuel cap.  The fuel cap was listed as being compatible with the current Pan America 1250 models as well as two unannounced models; the RA975 and RA975S, which I assume to be new Pan America models which will be powered by the 975cc version of the Revolution Max engine, like the one in the new Nightster. Now, the fact that the smaller Pan America was mentioned on the Harley website, would suggest that they likely planned to include the mid-sized Adventure bike this year but decided against launching them, perhaps due to supply chain constraints.  So, my prediction is that the new Pan America 975 will come out at some point in 2023.  I will note that Harley-Davidson is expected to announce the bulk of its 2023 models in January. Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? Bronx Streetfighter Finally, let's talk about the infamous Harley Bronx Streetfighter that never came to be.  Remember, this bike was supposed to come out in 2021 with the Revolution Max 975T motor but never did.  Now, Harley never confirmed they scrapped the Bronx Steegfighter, but they did come out with the Nightster in 2022, which has the Revolution Max 975T engine.  Many thought that was the replacement for the Bronx, that it was dead, and would never make it past a concept bike.  However, new information has leaked that Harley reapplied for the trademarks for the Bronx Street Fighter name.  So, that begs the question, how much longer will Harley dangle that carrot in front of us?  Will we finally see a Bronx Steetfighter actually release and hit the streets in 2023? New Patrons: Glenn Kamppi of Arlington, Washington Shan McArthur of Snohomish, Washington Russ Parks of Tellico Plains, Tennessee Rashid Hilliard of San Antonio, Texas Kirby Lee Don Donnell of Santa Rosa , California If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Peter Hando Douglas Emerson Joseph Malecki ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-316-Harley Davidson Icon El Diablo Low Rider ST And The All New Enthusiast Collection

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 78:29


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and we talk about the new Harley Davidson Icon release; the Low Rider ST El Diablo.  We also talk about the all-new Enthusiast Collection.  This particular collection celebrates those who have and continue to serve in the U.S. Military.  On top of these releases, we chat about the recent installation of Boss Audio saddle bag lid speakers on a 2017 Street Glide.  We've tested the Boss Audio saddle bag speaker kit and found it to be loud, crisp, and clean.  We used a decibel meter to measure the sound and it was in line with other available top-brand audio systems.   The kit includes: Pair of Full Range 6" x 9" 2-Way Speakers 300 Watts MAX 150 Watts RMS Power Handling per Pair 50 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response and 92dB Sensitivity Poly Injection Woofer Cone and Rubber Surround 1 Tweeter Per Speaker Sold in Pairs SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE This Icon is an extraordinary series of Harley-Davidson motorcycles inspired by the most recognizable and sought-after models. Each Icon in the collection celebrates our signature colors, designs, and parts and merges them with the latest technology. These bikes are limited-edition numbered motorcycles produced only once. A new Icon will debut annually.  A modern expression of the iconic 1983 Harley-Davidson FXRT and representation of the custom movement it ignited that lives on to this day, the 2022 Low Rider El Diablo embodies the spirit of counterculture in Southern California in the ‘80s in a contemporary package that includes meticulously crafted custom paint and high-performance audio from Rockford Fosgate, each one individually serialized. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! The Enthusiast Collection is an ongoing collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles inspired by our community of passionate riders, the Enthusiast Collection celebrates the diversity of our community and the unique backgrounds and interests of the people within it. Launched annually, each series pays tribute to a subset of our broader community of riders, available in limited quantities across a selection of models. The 2022 G.I. Enthusiast Collection honors Harley-Davidson's longstanding community of riders who have and continue to serve in the US Armed Forces. These limited-edition motorcycles are draped in stunning Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint with graphics exclusively featured on the Pan America 1250 Special and Tri Glide Ultra. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: NEW FREE VIDEO: Harley's Deal With The Devil! El Diablo Check out Episode 307 of the podcast where we discuss the installation and a full review of the Boss Audio BHD3F audio system in a 2017 Harley Street Glide. This package fits 1998+ Electra, Road Glide, and Street Glide Motorcycles. It has a 4 Channel 600W High Output Amplifier with 6.5 Inch Full Range 300W Speakers 300 Watt Max full range weatherproof 6.5” speakers 600 Watt compact weatherproof 4 channel/class D amplifier with model-specific amplifier mounting plate Speaker Grille Options – (2) 1998-2013 Electra, (2) 2014+ Street Glide, (2) 2015+ Road Glide Impedance: 4 Ohms, Frequency: 100 Hz to 18 kHz, Sensitivity: 90 dB 1” (25mm) dome tweeter Loud and crisp speakers feature a rubber surround, poly injection cone, and a stamped steel basket Professional re-flash of your factory radio is necessary after speaker installation in order to avoid speaker damage and obtain the correct/optimal sound quality and performance Current price of $569.00 Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Timo Sturtevant of Milford, New Hampshire Terry Reeves of Lafayette, Louisiana Aaron Ross of Tuolumne, California Jeff Bacon of Thetford, United Kingdom Roger Brown of Cornelius, Oregon Ben Atchley of Charleston, Tennessee If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Charles Strong of Byron, Georgia Gary Greenbaum Palm Springs, California Peter Hando ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-315-Minnesota Motorcycle Trip With The Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club | Part 2 of 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 108:43


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com This is part two of a two-part series about our 2022 Midwest motorcycle trip. In June 2022, members of Law Abiding Biker™ Media along with members of the Sworn Few LEMC embarked on a 10-day, 4000-mile, 5-state cross-country motorcycle trip. This trip would take us out of Washington State and into Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. We stayed over in cities such as Butte, Montana, Bismark, North Dakota, Duluth, Minnesota, Minot, North Dakota, Havre, Montana, and Whitefish, Montana. You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  We took a day trip along Lake Superior, which was a great ride and a lot of fun.  You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  There will be a motorcycle documentary film released later on this entire trip and experience! SEE ALL LAW ABIDING BIKER MEDIA DOCUMENTARY FILMS HERE! We visited many places and saw a ton of great country on our Midwest motorcycle trip. We stayed at some good and not-so-good hotels and motels. We ate at some good restaurants and some bad ones. We experienced good and bad weather and a few of the bikes experienced some mechanical problems that had to be fixed. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE We had some very funny times as a group and made memories that will last a lifetime. Everything that happened shaped the trip in some way. Listen in as we tell all the stories of our Midwest motorcycle trip. We also share tips and tricks to assist riders who may be thinking of a long-distance motorcycle road trip. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Our Patron Members support us financially, so we can continue to help as many bikes as we can worldwide. Of course, our Patron Members get benefits and exclusive access such as meetups.  Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I was unable to plan a Patron meetup this year.   There is usually an awesome day ride prepared for the members. We have plenty of time to visit and get to know each other on a more personal level. We normally end the day at a private location where the Patron Members enjoyed a catered dinner by Law Abiding Biker Media!  We look forward to doing a Patron Meetup Ride on our next summer trip.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Ciro Dryforce Waterproof Cooler and Travel Bags for Motorcycles | Review Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Wes Voges of Dripping Springs, Texas James Bray of Kilauea, Hawaii Noel Metekingi Len Bergonia of Lowell, Indiana Tony Aukland of Bismarck, North Dakota Eric Kruer of Branch, Michigan Doug French of Las Vegas, Nevada Garth Stowe of Richland, WA Timothy Nelson of Portage, Wisconsin If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Allen Render Joe Rametta of El Cajon, California Douglas Emerson ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-314-Lurch's First Adventure Motorcycle Rides | Stories and Debacles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 92:20


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com This is part one of a two-part series about our 2022 Midwest motorcycle trip. In June 2022, members of Law Abiding Biker™ Media along with members of the Sworn Few LEMC embarked on a 10-day, 4000-mile, 5-state cross-country motorcycle trip. This trip would take us out of Washington State and into Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. We stayed over in cities such as Butte, Montana, Bismark, North Dakota, Duluth, Minnesota, Minot, North Dakota, Havre, Montana, and Whitefish, Montana. You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  We took a day trip along Lake Superior, which was a great ride and a lot of fun.  You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  There will be a motorcycle documentary film released later on this entire trip and experience! SEE ALL LAW ABIDING BIKER MEDIA DOCUMENTARY FILMS HERE! We visited many places and saw a ton of great country on our Midwest motorcycle trip. We stayed at some good and not-so-good hotels and motels. We ate at some good restaurants and some bad ones. We experienced good and bad weather and a few of the bikes experienced some mechanical problems that had to be fixed. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE We had some very funny times as a group and made memories that will last a lifetime. Everything that happened shaped the trip in some way. Listen in as we tell all the stories of our Midwest motorcycle trip. We also share tips and tricks to assist riders who may be thinking of a long-distance motorcycle road trip. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Our Patron Members support us financially, so we can continue to help as many bikes as we can worldwide. Of course, our Patron Members get benefits and exclusive access such as meetups.  Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I was unable to plan a Patron meetup this year.   There is usually an awesome day ride prepared for the members. We have plenty of time to visit and get to know each other on a more personal level. We normally end the day at a private location where the Patron Members enjoyed a catered dinner by Law Abiding Biker Media!  We look forward to doing a Patron Meetup Ride on our next summer trip.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Harley-Davidson Sena 50s, 30K, Apple Car Play, Boom Box Infotainment System-Compatibility Issues! Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Michael Goebel of Bismark, North Dakota Aaron Koonce of Maroa, Illinois Barry Bergen of Canada Tara Duncan of Delavan, Wisconsin Lance Hourany of Walnut Creek, California Matthew Bloom of Maple Grove, Minnesota Mathew Mckay of Safety Beach, Victoria, Australia Dwayne Stiles of Perryville, Kentucky Ken Getty If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Carl Scholl SR of Jacksonville, Florida Joe Rametta of El Cajon, California Paul Joy of Cave Creek, Arizona ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-313-Speaking With Curtis Sawyer of Indian Rider Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 49:00


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I talk with Curtis Sawyer of Indian Rider Radio for his podcast.   Curtis reached out to me because he sees me as an inspiration in the podcast and YouTube space.  I have to admit that it is quite humbling, and I appreciate his kind words.  Curtis is looking to grow his podcast through YouTube.  We get into what it takes to be successful as a content creator. Let me tell you, it isn't easy. We also talk about the motorcycle community; where it is and where we see it going. YOU CAN LISTEN TO INDIAN RIDER RADIO HERE SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE  One of the big changes is that motorcycle companies are looking to YouTube and other social media platforms for advertising.  It seems the days of magazines and moto-journalists are passed.  Riders watch YouTube and other social media platforms to get honest reviews of motorcycles.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Update to what I said in the episode. We finally connected with the company that handles Public Relations for Indian Motorcycles.  We expect to ride and review some Indian motorcycles in the very near future.  Keep an eye out on our YouTube Channel for those ride and review videos.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Harley-Davidson Empire Collection Install | Is it the best? Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Derek Evenson of Saint Peter, Minnesota Robert Browning of Toledo, Ohio Michael Nielsen of Olympia, Washington Robert Shuttles of Elgin, Texas Kenneth David Severance of Reidsville, North Carolina Terry Morning of Rockton, Illinois Michael Pellew of Grantsville, Utah Giancarlo Lazzara of Whitestone, New York  Michael J Roberts If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-312-Has Your Harley Warranty Been Voided? Tuning Days Are Over?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 73:11


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Has your Harley warranty been voided? Are the tuning days over? Harley-Davidson (HD) entered into an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on June 23, 2022. This relates to all Harley warranties and if you're a Harley owner this is absolutely must-know information. Introduction: As part of this agreement, HD agreed to the findings that it had violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act when it forced warranty-holders to buy only Harley-Davidson branded parts or lose warranty coverage. Let's start by discussing what the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is. The Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act basically prohibits manufacturers from requiring consumers to use only original equipment parts or services to keep their warranty. This means you can service your own motorcycle and use aftermarket parts without automatically voiding your warranty. Now, we've preached this for years, which is why we produce our very popular premium Harley tutorial videos such as Harley oil change and service videos, handlebar installs, stereo installs, and much more!  And, we have about 600 hundred free videos on the Law Abiding Biker YouTube channel.  Start saving money now by wrenching on your own Harley using our very detailed tutorial videos. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Neither Harley nor any other manufacturer can void your warranty for servicing your own motorcycle at home or having a third-party shop service your bike.  However, you are required to keep receipts for your oil and filter, etc, and keep track of whom performed the service, which would be you. A Deeper Dive: Let's dive into the meat and potatoes of the FTC settlement agreement.  And at the end of this article, I'll break this down into good' ol' biker language and what it actually means for you as a Harley owner. The FTC filed an administrative complaint against HD for illegally restricting customers' right to repair their Harley's. The FTC's complaint said warranties on HD bikes included terms that made buyers believe their warranty would be voided if they used independent dealers for parts or repairs. So, the FTC ordered HD to fix warranties by removing illegal terms and recognizing the right to repair, come clean with customers, and ensure that dealers compete fairly with independent third parties. While the FTC took action against Harley-Davidson, the organization does not have the authority to recover consumers' damages. A federal lawsuit filed against HD in Wisconsin's Eastern District Court last week seeks to recover any damages consumers who bought a Harley motorcycle from Aug. 1, 2018, up until now may have faced. A second lawsuit was filed in California's Northern District Court.  The lawsuits claim owners paid more for genuine HD parts, as compared to aftermarket parts, in fear of their warranties being voided. Neither Harley nor any other manufacturer can void your warranty for servicing your own motorcycle at home or having a third-party shop service your bike.  However, you are required to keep receipts for your oil and filter, etc, and keep track of whom performed the service, which would be you. A Deeper Dive: Let's dive into the meat and potatoes of the FTC settlement agreement.  And at the end of this article, I'll break this down into good' ol' biker language and what it actually means for you as a Harley owner. The FTC filed an administrative complaint against HD for illegally restricting customers' right to repair their Harley's. The FTC's complaint said warranties on HD bikes included terms that made buyers believe their warranty would be voided if they used independent dealers for parts or repairs. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Harley-Davidson Is Getting Sued!! This Affects All Motorcycle Owners! So, the FTC ordered HD to fix warranties by removing illegal terms and recognizing the right to repair, come clean with customers, and ensure that dealers compete fairly with independent third parties. While the FTC took action against Harley-Davidson, the organization does not have the authority to recover consumers' damages. A federal lawsuit filed against HD in Wisconsin's Eastern District Court last week seeks to recover any damages consumers who bought a Harley motorcycle from Aug. 1, 2018, up until now may have faced. A second lawsuit was filed in California's Northern District Court.  The lawsuits claim owners paid more for genuine HD parts, as compared to aftermarket parts, in fear of their warranties being voided. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! We'll see what the outcome of these lawsuits will be. So, definitely subscribe to our YouTube Channel for a future update video as this all gets sorted out further in the courts. Remember, every time that subscribe button and bell icon are hit, another biker joins the #BikerRevolution and we'd love to have you be part of it. If you haven't already, you must make sure and listen to the Law Abiding Biker Podcast that is still going strong after 9 ½ years! We talk about issues like this, and in a lot more detail and we have a lot of fun doing it.  You can listen on any major podcast platform and we even have our own free app for you. Head over to LawAbidingBiker.com/App and choose where you want to listen. Requirements Of The Agreement: HD shall not imply or state that: A warranty will or may be void due to you using unauthorized or aftermarket parts or services in connection with your motorcycle.  A warranty will or may be void due to you making a modification to your motorcycle without the HD's authorization or approval. As a condition of warranty coverage, or within the Written Warranty, you must use only genuine Harley-Davidson parts or services provided by authorized service providers. However, HD may represent, both in its warranty documents or otherwise, that it will: Exclude warranty coverage for defects or damage caused by unauthorized parts, service, or use of the vehicle, including defects or damage caused by the use of aftermarket parts.  Or, use of the vehicle for racing or competition, and denial of coverage may be based on the installation of parts designed for unauthorized uses of the vehicle, such as a trailer hitch.  And, consistent with Harley-Davidson's July 2017 Consent Decree with the EPA, exclude warranty coverage and deny all warranty claims for functional defects of powertrain components. And, for any Harley-Davidson motorcycle registered in the United States if the vehicle was tuned using a tuning product not covered by a California Air and Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order or that was otherwise approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). HD must identify all consumers who purchased new or used motorcycles still under warranty and notify them of the FTC agreement and its terms. Further, HD must provide consumers with a complete copy of the warranty at the time of purchase. What Does All This Mean For A Motorcycle Owner? First, I want to let you know that we did a very popular and highly viewed video about Harley Davidson Warranties and issues some time ago and you'll definitely want to watch that video after this one to be well educated and understand the issues in their entirety. So, I mentioned earlier in this article that your warranty cannot be voided if you have your bike serviced at a third-party shop or simply decide to do your own oil changes and services in your own garage, which I highly recommend. You can save yourself a ton of money and have the pure satisfaction of wrenching on your own bike. The next question is; Can a motorcycle manufacturer void your warranty for installing non-OEM aftermarket parts on your motorcycle, such as headers, mufflers, intakes, handlebars, stereos, cams, and even EFI tuner?  They can deny any warranty claim if they determine the aftermarket parts you added to your bike caused the damage. Let's start with mufflers as a general example. Let's say you put aftermarket mufflers on your Harley and the transmission goes bad suddenly.  I think it'd be fair to say that mufflers did not cause a transmission failure, so you “should” be covered under a warranty. Or, you do an aftermarket stereo install and your engine then has a major failure. I think it'd be fair to say that a stereo install has nothing to do with the engine failure and thus you should be covered under a warranty.  Now, let's say you do a cam upgrade and afterward the engine has a catastrophic failure to a push rod. I think it'd be fair to say that the new cam upgrade caused the engine failure and you'd not be covered under a warranty. The real question then is, does simply doing a non-motor upgrade like stereo install or handlebars for example, automatically void your powertrain warranty or overall warranty? No, those upgrades do not affect the powertrain, thus you should not have your warranty voided. The next question is, does simply doing a powertrain upgrade such as a cam upgrade for example, automatically void your powertrain warranty? No, not by itself, however, you must remap your EFI after an upgrade like that and if you were to use a non-EPA compliant tuner, your powertrain warranty will be automatically voided by Harley-Davidson.  You see, when Harley dealerships plug your bike into Digital Technician II for diagnostics it auto-detects whether the bike has a tuner, and then it will be determined whether it is EPA compliant.  Digital Technician II automatically sends the detected tuner information to the Harley-Davidson mothership so to speak and your power train warranty is voided immediately if it's not compliant. Now, in regards to Harley-Davidson and other motorcycle and auto manufacturers for that matter, the EFI tuner issue is because of pressure and fines from the EPA, who is making them void warranties if non-compliant tuners are utilized.  In 2017, Harley entered a consent decree, filed by the United States EPA, that required them to cease the sale of all non-compliant EFI tuners. And, void warranties on those Harley's with non-compliant EFI tuners. And yes, Harley is voiding warranties for non-compliant EFI tuners as are other motorcycle companies and auto manufacturers. What Is An EPA-Compliant EFI Tuner? Well, that's not so clear, but we did some research and digging for you.  Currently, we can find no credible list of “EPA compliant tuners”.  I will mention that of course, Harley-Davidson has a Screamin' Eagle EPA-compliant EFI tuner that will not void your warranty.  But, it doesn't do much and we'll talk about that in a moment. So, this begs the overall question, is something like the Vance & Hines FuelPak EFI tuner EPA compliant, and will it void your Harley warranty?  Well, we spoke directly to two Vance & Hines technicians today, and here's what we learned. The FuelPak 3 (FP3) is not EPA compliant technically, because it allows you to tune non-EPA compliant engine upgrades such as cams and big bore kits. The FP3 will void your motorcycle warranty.  But, Vance & Hines says the FP4 is EPA compliant and will not void your warranty. However, it will only allow you to tune up to a stage one upgrade, which means pipes and intake. It will not allow tuning for cams and big bore kits now or in the future. Act Quickly If You Want A FuelPak 3: We do sell the Vance and Hines FP3 and FP4 in the Law Abiding Biker store.  With that said, you need to act very quickly if you want to get your hands on a Vance & Hines Fuelpak 3 for your 2014-2020 Harley before they're gone forever. Many of the large stores are already out of them. For all of you who own 2021 to current Harley's, you can only use the FP4 as it has a different style plug. We have stocked up with FP3's right in the Law Abiding Biker Store for you and they are moving very quickly. It's first come first serve and when they're gone they're gone forever.  If you have a 2014-2020 Harley and have ever thought about doing a future cam upgrade or big bore kit you'll need the FP3. In fact, we just did a cam upgrade on a Milwaukee eight and used the FP3 to tune it, and afterward, the bike ran like a raped ape. The FP3 is a very capable tuner with many options and we've used them for years.  We will be releasing a full detailed cam install tutorial video on our YouTube Channel, so make sure you're subscribed so you are notified as we release videos. Also, the FP3 allows you to tune your bike right from your smartphone, unlike some other tuners. It is super intuitive and we already have a tutorial video on that. Maybe you just want to do a simple stage 1 upgrade with pipes and intake right now, well you can with the FP3 while also future-proofing yourself in case you want to do more. And of course, if you want an FP4 we have those too in the store and they are plentiful. Also, if you're a California resident, you'll have to get the FP4 regardless. Customers in California can't buy the FP3 and dealers can't sell it to California residents.  If you appreciate this video and all the content we put out to help the biker community, please consider purchasing right from the Law Abiding Biker Store, so we can continue to put out great content like this. Now for argument's sake & for a better understanding of how all this works, I'll dive in a bit further. A Further Breakdown: Let's say you do an aftermarket muffler upgrade and have not installed an EFI tuner and your engine then has a failure. And, you take it to a Harley dealership, who decides to say that the mufflers caused it. Well, although the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act is behind you it may or may not help you. You see, in a situation like this, the burden of proof is completely on you as the consumer.  You'd have to decide whether the cost is worth it. Because you're the one that will have to find and hire an Attorney that may be willing to file a lawsuit. Now, over the past years, we have had communications with Harley owners and particular dealerships conducting business like this in similar circumstances.  I would say our local dealership and the vast majority were not doing this and following the rules. With that said, the FTC agreement included contact info to file a complaint with HD Headquarters and the FTC. You may find a resolution at this first step. Federal Trade Commission Website Harley-Davidson Customer Support Page 1-800-258-2464 What Are Aftermarket Parts Manufacturers & Third-Party Shops Saying: A statement from Vance and Hines CEO Mike Kennedy in an article said, "This action taken by the FTC is a huge win for motorcycle riders. While we still need to see how this plays out, we anticipate that riders will have more choices in how they repair and update their motorcycles during the warranty period, which is clearly a big deal for companies in the motorcycle aftermarket, too. I hope that the ‘it will void your warranty threat for someone who just wants a better sounding or smoother running Harley is a thing of the past." What Am I Going To Do? I will simply buy the motorcycle without any extended warranty and ride it hard for a bit on the manufacturer's warranty until I'm comfortable that the bike is going to hold up. Then, I'll immediately put any damn parts and tuners I want on it and ride it like I stole it. You decide what you're going to do and let me know in the comments, Harley-Davidson reps do read them and so do we. And what does this mean for the overall future of power train upgrades for motorcycle consumers? Well, you'll have to tune into the Law Abiding Biker podcast for our thoughts on that. Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: R Zbinden of Santa Clarita, California Paul Reynolds of Kennewick, Washington Kenneth Lefsrud If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Darrence Lovejoy of Charlotte North Carolina Walter Lurz of Coram, New York Claude Maillet ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-311-Harley Empire Collection Winner & Cam Chest Upgrade Kit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 79:30


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and Patron Member Brad Johnston. Harley Davidson sent us their entire Empire Collection for review.  We reviewed the collection and then decided to give it away to a mid-level and above Patreon member.  Brad was the winner.  Check out our video review here.  The Empire Collection is a well-designed collection in which all the pieces play well with each other.  It is available in chrome, black, and machine cut.  The machine cut is black with chrome highlights and is the collection Brad received.  The Empire Collection is modern looking and updated the look of Brad's bike without being over-the-top.   SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE We also talk about the S&S Cycles cam chest upgrade kit Brad recently installed in his 2017 Road Glide Special.  Popeye bought a 465 cam kit for his 2019 Street Glide Special after talking to Brad.  We installed the installation on Popeye's bike, and of course, we filmed it.  Keep an eye out for that video on our YouTube Channel.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! As usual, we got off topic and into some good old biker talk.  For us, this is the fun part of these podcasts.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: The New 2022 Harley Nightster! Bang or Bust?

    LAB-310-Replacing A Harley Davidson Rocker Cover & Housing Gaskets | Twin Cam Evolution Engines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 51:17


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and we discuss how to replace Harley Davidson Twin Cam engine rocker cover and rocket cover housing gaskets.  One of the gaskets on the front jug of my 2014 Street Glide Special has had a small leak for years.  It wasn't much, but it was noticeable.  We finally got caught up on other projects and it was time to do some work on my bike.  Now, if your leak is like mine it can be extremely difficult to determine which of the two gaskets was the culprit.  I figured I would just replace them both while the bike was torn down. Check our YouTube Channel for videos on how to replace the rocker cover and rocker cover housing gaskets.  SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE We replaced both gaskets and an o-ring for around $20 and we estimate the job would take you around four to five hours to complete the job.  Use our free YouTube videos to complete this job and save yourself at least $500.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! You don't need a motorcycle lift, jack, or any specialty tools to complete this project. Just basic tools are all you need.  ITEMS WE USED IN ADDITION TO BASIC TOOLS: GET 3 PIECE GASKET SCRAPER KIT HERE GET A TITAN MOTORCYCLE LIFT HERE GET BUGSLIDE WATERLESS MOTORCYCLE CLEANER HERE Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Robert Gaudet of Glendora, California David Roberts of Bixby, Ohio Ricardo Feliciano of Clermont, Florida Mike Newton Jeff Brickey of Chilhowie, Virginia Gene Schmeiler of Naugatuck, Connecticut Kirk Simmes of Jamestown, New York Mike Wiesenbach of Columbus, Ohio Shawn D Artemio Aganon of Colorado Springs, Colorado Stevy Faux of Eagle, Nebraska Pete Carvo of Yakima, Washington If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Steve Taft of Statesville, North Carolina Claude Maillet Steven Stratton of Stockton, California ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-308-Harley-Davidson 2022 Street Glide ST Real World Test Ride & Review | Behind The Scenes Of Filming The Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 63:36


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I recently test rode and reviewed the new Harley-Davidson 2022 Street Glide ST. Harley shipped me the bike and let me have it for 30 days so I was able to really evaluate it. This bike was a dream to ride and overall performed very well. This bike comes with the Milwaukee-Eight 117 ci air/oil cooled V-Twin engine with a heavy breather, making around 106 horsepower and 126 ft. lbs. of torque. That was apparent when I got into the power band at around 3500 rpm. The bike has plenty of get up and go and you can easily pass and get around slower traffic.  This bike was inspired by the King of the Baggers series and you should really check it out if you haven't. This ST sits an inch higher than a Harley Street Glide Special model, which makes it the same height as models such as the Ultra Limited. This provides for more lean angle on the ST model and I found that to be the case during my testing. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Harley was able to shave 13 lbs off the Street Glide ST in comparison to a Street Glide Special model, making the ST weigh in at around 814 lbs in operating condition. Some of the weight savings are because the Harley Street Glide ST only comes with a solo seat and has no passenger pegs but you can add both after purchase. The saddlebags are also squared off and don't contour the mufflers like on the special models.  Law Abiding Biker Podcast Episode #295: The Harley Street & Road Glide ST-Guests Paul James, Bjorn Shuster, and Eric Buckhouse of Harley-Davidson The Street Glide ST has a 19-inch front tire and 18-inch rear tire, 49 mm dual bending valve front forks, premium standard height (13 inch) hand-adjustable rear suspension, dual front and single disc rear brakes, 6 speed transmission, Boom Box GTS Infotainment System, and 6 gallon fuel tank. The ST gets 41 mpg in premium operating conditions. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! The Harley Street Glide ST is a great foundation if you are going to build it out as more of a hot rod. It was designed for weight, power, and performance and for it to be faster, more nimble, and have more lean angle. And, for the first time you get that CVO power train in a non-CVO bike The ST is really a blank canvas for performance parts and you could easily make the Milwaukee Eight 117 ci engine a 131 ci engine with a stage four kit. There are plenty of OEM Harley performance parts for the Street Glide ST to include Ohlins suspension.  And as always, you'll get an honest review on this website and on our YouTube Channel. Yes, Harley loaned me the bike but in no way was I paid for this review and Harley has never told me what or what I cannot say or I simply would not do these reviews.  NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: A Real World Harley Street Glide ST Ride and Review Pros: I really liked the stock stereo system with the Boom Box GTS Infotainment System with two-way speakers and it was pretty loud and clear, even when traveling at freeway speeds with a full-face helmet. During the time we had the ST we did a Boss Audio Stereo/Amp Kit install on another bike and tested it against the stock Harley system. Of course, the Boss Audio system was much louder.  I like that the Harley Street Glide ST sits an inch higher for that extra lean angle and I really liked the look of the differing front fender.  I am 5'-08" tall and the bike fit me fine and I was flat footed when stopped with plenty of bend in my knees. The stock seat was pretty comfortable and has a nice curve up in the back, keeping you in the saddle when rolling the throttle and giving some lower back support. But, if I was long distance touring I'd replace the seat.  The stock suspension performed very well, even when on a gravel road with potholes.   Cons:  The Boom Box Infotainment System does not come with a WHIM (Wireless Headset Interface Module) out of the factory. The WHIM allows you to have Bluetooth headset connectivity with the Boom Box while using a Harley branded Sena wireless headset. You need this to activate both Apple Car Play and Android Auto. You can also use a Harley branded 7 pin wired headset instead. If you want any wireless headset functionality though, you'll have to add a WHIM during or after your purchase. I think that all Harley's with the Boom Box should come stock with the WHIM like the CVO models do.  The Harley Street Glide ST comes with a LED headlight and taillight but the front and rear signals are still halogens.  Lurch is 6'-4" tall and also test rode this bike. He reported that his shin was up against the heavy breather and that he'd have to change that out immediately with a lower profile air intake. He'd also move the floorboards forward, install an extended brake pedal, and install taller handlebars.  Final Thoughts: Really, the question is whether you spend the extra $2,500 on the Harley Street Glide ST or save it by buying a Street Glide Special.  I'd say that if you are really looking to have a hot rod of a bike, add many performance parts, and really push it in the corners then the ST should be your choice.  If you're looking to do more relaxed riding, tour long distances, and maybe have a passenger, the Street Glide Special is all set up for that upon purchase with a passenger seat and pegs and is $2,500 less. But, it does have the smaller Milwaukee-Eight 114 ci engine with a few less horsepower and overall torque. It's still a great engine and has plenty of power for most.   With that said, make no mistake about it, the Harley Street Glide ST would be awesome too for long distance touring if you set it up with a passenger seat and pegs. Overall, I can say that you will not be disappointed if you buy the Harley Street Glide ST and it was a dream to ride. Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Roger Lottier of Tacoma, WA Kyle Hayes of Fircrest, WA Ken Jackman of Niceville, Florida Shawn Bursey of Saskatoon, Canada Paul Scott of Palmer, Alaska Michael Gray of Concord, North Carolina Mike Audi of Avoca, Pennsylvania Quinn Shy of Vallejo, California Peter Samuelson Ervin O'Neal of Little Rock, Arkansas Mark Zorbas of San Diego, California Jim Morris of Fort Wayne, Indiana If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Vikramjit Singh Fred DiFranco of Olmsted Falls, Ohio Joseph Malecki ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-309-Big Daddy Kane Gets A 2019 BMW GS850 Adventure & Law Abiding Biker Store Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 95:02


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and Rick "Big Daddy" Kane.  Rick recently purchased a 2019 BMW GS 850 adventure motorcycle.  Several of the guys here at Law Abiding Biker (LAB) purchased adventure motorcycles in the last couple of years.  Rick, himself, has owned several adventure motorcycles over the years.  He talks about why he chose the BMW of other adventure motorcycles and the Kawasaki KLR 650 in particular.   One reason Rick choose the BMW GS 850 is he lives approximately 90 miles from us here in the Yakima, WA area.  We do most of our adventure riding around Yakima.  We are lucky to have lots of good riding right out our backdoor.  Rick wanted a bike that was comfortable for that 90-mile ride to meet up with us.   SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Highlights of the 2019 BMW F 850 GS: 2-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 853 ccs with 95 horsepower at 8250 rpm, and 68-foot pounds at 6250 rpm. A crankshaft journal offset of 90 degrees and firing interval of 270/450 degrees. New, robust steel bridge frame in monocoque construction for increased riding precision. New telescopic fork/upside-down telescopic fork plus double-sided aluminum swinging arm with central spring strut for more sensitive response characteristics. ABS, ASC plus ‘Rain' and ‘Road' riding modes included as standard. Pro riding modes with ABS Pro and dynamic brake light, DTC, and the new riding modes ‘Dynamic', ‘Enduro', and ‘Enduro Pro' are available as optional equipment ex works. ESA electronic suspension adjustment is available as optional equipment. A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch for a discernible reduction in hand clutch operating force. LED headlight (low and high beam) as standard. LED daytime riding light as optional equipment. Connectivity with multi-functional instrument cluster and 6.5-inch full-color TFT display plus numerous features as optional equipment. Intelligent emergency call function is now offered for the first time as optional equipment for the middle class. Optimized off-road and travel ability plus improved wind and weather protection. Sharper GS profile resulting from the new design. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! As many of your know, Rick is the LAB Store manager.  Rick gives an update on the store operations and new products.  We greatly appreciate you supporting us by purchasing items from our store.  We have competitive prices and you are helping support a small business.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: The Surprising Motorcycle Progressive Jacket I Chose (By Patreon Member Brad Johnston) Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Charles Huber of North Olmsted, Ohio Robert Walters of Cove City, North Carolina Greg Root of Kalkaska, Michigan Mitch Peters of Simi Valley, California Brian Lunsford of Channelview, Texas Thomas McNulty Michael Stinnette of Huntington Beach, California Cory Salyers of Lancaster, Ohio David Gillespie of Lake Havasu City, Arizona If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Carl Stout  Darrence Lovejoy of Charlotte, North Carolina Howard Stinson of Salida, California ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-305-Concealed Firearms Carrying & Options When Riding a Motorcycle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 112:28


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I'm joined by Patreon Member Matt Haywood, Houston Stephens, and Lurch in this episode.  Among other topics, we discuss carrying a firearm while riding.  The four-member panel of this podcast consists of current or retired Law Enforcement Officers.  Matt is the owner of Hard Focus Training and a firearms instructor.  We dive into many laws related to carrying a firearm while riding your motorcycle across the U.S.  SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Whether you choose to carry a firearm on your person or in your saddlebags, 3 rules apply: 1) Carry a good quality Firearm 2) Carry that firearm in a good quality holster, specifically made for that firearm; ensuring the trigger/trigger guard is covered 3) Know the laws when carrying your firearm CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! A common trend of "Common Sense Gun Control" is to restrict the capacity of unfired cartridges a magazine can hold. States like California, Massachusetts, and most recently Washington; have enacted laws that restrict magazine capacity to 10 rounds. So what if you have a magazine that has a 15-round capacity while traveling? Depending on the state you are traveling to, that answer may be different.  In California, you can't carry a firearm unless you have a valid California permit, and permits are only issued to California residents. California also says you can't import magazines that have a capacity of over 10 rounds.   To check out all 50 State gun laws, go HERE.  Be aware of these restrictive states and plan ahead to ensure you're still Law Abiding. If your travel plans include restrictive states that allow you to carry a firearm, bring only compliant magazines. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: How to Remove Stock Harley Fork Reflectors & Gas Tank Logos-DIY Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Ken Romkema of La Quinta, California Leo Massaro of Henderson, Nevada Shaun Price of Wichita, Kansas Shannon Gonzales of San Antonio, Texas Wesley Grills of Wellington, Ohio Mike Lysik of Yorba Linda, California Brian Monroe of Kingsport, Tennessee Andy Mcbryear Jason Glover of Nashville, North Carolina Douglas Lowe of Tacoma, Washington Donald Moore of Kyle, Texas Bob Wolin of Sisters, Oregon If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Edward Begiebing of Jacksonville, Vermont Douglas Emerson Peter Hando ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-307-Review and Installation of a Boss Audio For Harley System | Plus J&M, Rockford Fosgate, Soundz Bagger, Hogtunes, Harley Boom Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 66:16


    Official Website: In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and we discuss the recent installation of a Boss Audio BHD3F audio system in a 2017 Harley Street Glide. This package fits 1998+ Electra, Road Glide, and Street Glide Motorcycles. It has a 4 Channel 600W High Output Amplifier with 6.5 Inch Full Range 300W Speakers 300 Watt Max full range weatherproof 6.5” speakers 600 Watt compact weatherproof 4 channel/class D amplifier with model-specific amplifier mounting plate Speaker Grille Options – (2) 1998-2013 Electra, (2) 2014+ Street Glide, (2) 2015+ Road Glide Impedance: 4 Ohms, Frequency: 100 Hz to 18 kHz, Sensitivity: 90 dB 1” (25mm) dome tweeter Loud and crisp speakers feature a rubber surround, poly injection cone, and a stamped steel basket Professional re-flash of your factory radio is necessary after speaker installation in order to avoid speaker damage and obtain the correct/optimal sound quality and performance Current price of $569.00 SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Boss Audio sent us this kit to review.  We were impressed with the build quality and the multiple mounting options of the kit.  Installation is a breeze using our complete installation video.  We show you everything you need to know, including how to flash your Boom Box unit.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! In the end, we were highly impressed with the Boss Audio BHD3F system.  We were so impressed that we decided to sell the system right in the Law Abiding Biker Store.  The BHD3F is a clean and loud system for a budget-friendly price.  It's almost half the cost of some of the more expensive systems.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: How To Install A Boss Audio Front Speakers & Amplifier on a Harley-Davidson Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: David Dulley of London, UK Scott Nelson of Annandale, New Jersey Karsten Jørgensen of Glostrup, Denmark Jon Yant of Piqua, Ohio Doug Partridge of Saranac Lake, New York Greg Stenzel of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Kal Kingra of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Crystal Haller of Kalispell, Montana Goran Vas of Croatia If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Douglas Emerson Tommy Glen Baker Sr. of Lindale, Texas Joe Lasater ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-306-Lurch Gets a New Kawasaki KLR 650 & Adventure Motorcycle Riding Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 107:19


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and Oscar.  We discuss Lurch's recent purchase of a 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 and more.  He explains his reasoning for buying the KLR instead of one of the other adventure motorcycles on the market.  We break down the different models of the 2022 Kawasaki KLR and why he chose a base model.  Lurch talks about his buying experience.  SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Adventure riding season is just getting started here in the greater Yakima, WA area.  Late snowfall in April pushed the season back a bit.  We look forward to getting out and adventure riding.  Of course, we'll film it!  CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! We talk about the accessories and parts we are going to put on Lurch's bike and items you may want to install on your adventure motorcycle.  Oscar went from a 15 tooth front socket to a 14 tooth socket for more power when lower gears.  Lurch may end up doing the same.  Ryan, who is smaller than both Lurch and Oscar stuck with the 15 tooth front gear.   If you appreciate all the free content we put out, please consider supporting us by using our affiliate links below. No additional cost to you and if you do click through and make a purchase we do get a small commission. Thanks in advance.  Get the accessory mount we talk about for the Biker Gripper HERE.  You can get the Biker Gripper HERE.  Ryan has a 2018 Kawaski KLR 650 and Oscar has a 2017 KLR 650.  We compare the new 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 to the older models.  The most notable change is the new bike is fuel injected.  At the time of the podcast recording, DynoJet is making a Power Commander V for the 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650.  Oscar made a good argument for Lurch to add the Power Commander V.  NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Install Ciro TAC 10 Light Cannons on a Harley-Davidson Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Mike Hoy of Chesnee, South Carolina Gregory Runkel of Kingman, Arizona Randy Schwan Tony Hewett of Massey, Auckland, New Zealand Mark Harrison of Maryville, Tennessee Tim Haskell of Cape Coral, Florida Pam McCoy of Marysville, Washington Harley Davidson Douglas Yovaish of Altamonte Springs, Florida Vernon DuMolt of Poway, California Shane Cruzan of Ashland, Missouri Mike S. If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Edward Begiebing of Jacksonville, Vermont Douglas Emerson Peter Hando ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-304-Attempting to Join the Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club! Plus a Night Event and Day Ride!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 101:12


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, Houston Stephens and Patreon Member Matt Haywood join Lurch and me in the studio.  Houston and Matt rode up to the Yakima, Washington from Central California.  They are interested in starting a chapter of the Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.  Houston and Matt share the story of their ride up to Washington.  The boys ran into some interesting weather.   SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Lurch hosted the Washington Chapters as well as Houston and Steve at his house for a fun night.  Of course, some debacles ensued.  It's always a great time when the Sworn Few guys get together.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! A day ride was taken from the Law Abiding Biker studio with the planned destination being the Bombing Range Brewery in Richland, Washington.  A last-minute decision not to ride into the eye of a storm rerouted the group to the Horse Heaven Saloon.  The food at Horse Heaven was good and the beer was cold.  I recommend stopping in if you are in the area.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: How to Install Ciro 3D Fang LED Inserts for Harley-Review Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Bradley Zaretsky  Gary Grimm of York, Pennsylvania Paul Carroll of Fort Lupton, Colorado Greg Moodie of Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada Frank McNally Rick Ramsey of Winston-Salem, North Carolina Marc Povondra of Clayton, North Carolina Vlad Yekelchik of Basking Ridge, New Jersey Tony Deguire of Dallas, Texas Ken Madden of Baldwin, Wisconsin Cody Lawrence of Massillon, Ohio Robert Attwells of Tumut, Australia If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Joseph Walsh of Millis, Massachusetts Ryan Lambright of Shipshewana, Indiana Jorge Alvarez of Livingston, Tennessee ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-303-Harley Fuel Filter & Pump Replacement | Summer Motorcycle Trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 76:08


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and Jonathan "Fuente" Holen.  Earlier in the day, we replaced Fuente's fuel pump on his 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special.  Fuente began hearing a whining noise after turning on his ignition when then the fuel pump was priming the system.  This is a tell-tell sign that your fuel pump is beginning to have issues.  The kit that Fuente ordered also includes a new fuel filter.  Harley recommends the fuel filter be replaced every 100,000 miles.  We can tell you from experience that you'll want to change it sooner than that.  Fuente's filter had almost 50,000 miles and it was quite dirty. If you appreciate all the free content we put out, please consider supporting us by using our affiliate links below. No additional cost to you and if you do click through and make a purchase we do get a small commission. Thanks in advance.  Get the Pump/Filter kit get we used HERE SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Of course, in true Law Abiding Biker fashion, we recorded the fuel pump and fuel filter replacement.  The job is not overly difficult, but it is quite tedious.  A bit of patience is required to remove the gas tank top plate with filter, fuel float, and fuel pump from the tanks.  You can get the fuel pump replacement video HERE and you can get the filter replacement only video HERE.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! We also talk about our annual Sworn Few Motorcycle Club trip that is coming up in June.  We will be riding from Washington State to Minnesota to meet up with our brothers from Maryland and Tennessee.  Naturally, we record the entire trip and a full documentary video will be created.  These documentary videos are truly my passion.  You can check out our documentary videos HERE.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Out with chrome and in with Ciro LED Fang Headlight Bezel & TAC 10 Light Cannons!! Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: John Bordley of Baltimore, Maryland Matas Kiznis of Kaunas, Lithuania Scott Pants Robert Dalen of Noblesville, Indiana Dwayne Hillier of Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada Jesse Enriquez Robert Burke of Syracuse, New York Ava Gainey of Raleigh , North Carolina Matt Holm of Spanaway, WA If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Carl Stout Darrence Lovejoy of Charlotte, North Carolina Howard Stinson of Salida, California ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-302-Test Ride and Review of the Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST | A Trip to California

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 73:07


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and we discuss that Harley-Davidson recently flew me to Santa Barbara, California to test ride and review the 2022 Low Rider ST.  Understand, Harley-Davidson paid for the flights, meals, and lodging. However, no contract was mentioned or signed and I was never told what I could or could not say, so I will give you an unbiased real-world biker review as always. I'm going to give you a real-world biker review of the new 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST.  Oh, and in case you're new to Law Abidin Biker, I'm a full-time Police Motorcycle Officer and Instructor. Additionally, I have multiple bikes and put on many miles off duty on both street and off-road adventure rides.  SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Now, I actually own a 2016 Dyna Low Rider S and after that year it was moved to the Softail frame. My 2016 has the Screamin' Eagle Twin Cam 110 ci engine and it is a ripper and so fun to ride.  I looked forward to how the new 2022 Low Rider ST would handle and feel like with the Milwaukee-Eight 117 cubic inch engine. I learned many things about the Low Rider ST from the Harley-Davidson Reps, so I think we should talk about where the Low Rider ST spawned from. You see, in recent years Harley has been paying much attention to the ever-changing demographics of Harley riders. Harley spotted a trend and was seeing riders, especially in Southern California, tweaking the Low Rider S by Increasing engine displacement, changing suspension, adding bags, and even fairings, just to name a few. Armed with that information Harley-Davidson set out to create a base model bike that was all of the aforementioned things, but yet came that way out of the box so to speak.  Thus, the Low Rider ST was born and came into existence with special care taken as to how it looked and rode.  The overall design was inspired by the iconic 80's FXRT. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! I reviewed the Low Rider ST from the perspective of the average everyday biker out there and I'll tell you what you actually need to know about the bike, which has caused much stir and grabbed a lot of attention within the motorcycle community  There are so many pre-orders that so this bike hardly ever makes it to the dealership floors.  The 2022 Low Rider ST is super fast and nimble.  I really enjoyed dragging the footpegs through the twisties.  I liked the fairing and the vents it had in it.  The fairing created a wind tunnel around me and minimized buffeting.  The Low Rider ST is capable of touring, but you can easily remove the bags to give it a stripped-down look while riding around town.   NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: A Sport Touring Dream? 2022 Harley Davidson Low Rider ST Test Ride & Review There were a few negatives I found, and admittedly they are a bit nit-picky.  First, the right saddlebag is shorter than the left to accommodate the dual exhaust.  In my opinion, it aesthetically detracts from the look of the bike from the rear.  This issue would not keep me from buying this bike though.  Second, as a touring bike, I think the Low Rider ST should come from the factory with some sort of crash bars.  There are crash bars available from Harley-Davidson.   Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Jay Engels of Holladay, Tennessee Dee Cooper of Glencoe, Oklahoma Bryan Young of Surprise, Arizona Michael Magee of Deland, Florida Mike Viera of Vacaville, California John Bebita of Overland Park, Kansas Alan Wright of Florence, Mississippi Thomas Diesel of Genoa City, Wisconsin Nick LaBrie of Port Charlotte, Florida If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Peter Hando Tim Joiner of Waverly, Kentucky Baggers and Brews ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-301-Test Ride and Review of the Harley-Davidson Nightster | A Trip to California

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 81:32


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I'm joined by Lurch and we discuss that Harley-Davidson recently flew me to Santa Barbara, California to test ride and review the 2022 Nightster.  It was a very quick 4-day trip, 2 of those days being travel days. Understand, Harley-Davidson paid for the flights, meals, and lodging. However, no contract was mentioned or signed and I was never told what I could or could not say, so I will give you an unbiased real-world biker review as always. Now, I had many questions about this new Nightster and anticipated how it might feel and handle when riding it. There was only one way to find out and it started when I arrived at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort where I'd be staying for the next few days, and I got checked into my room. I quickly made my way to dinner where Harley had set up the "instrument of expression" launch event.  SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE As I walked around the room this first night I had time to really think about what the new 2022 Nightster means now and to the future of Harley-Davidson as a company. I really had time to reflect on Harley-Davidson's rich history with their bikes of the past, and in many ways, they've carried much of that history over and put it into their present-day motorcycles. As Willie G. Davidson once said, "Everything we do is the notion that form follows function-but both report to emotion" and I wanted to see if that would be the case with the Nightster. But, what do these new water-cooled Revolutions Max engines in the Pan America, Sporster S, and now the 2022 Nightster with the 975T version really mean?  Is Harley fazing out the traditional big V-Twin air-cooled engines? During my time in and around Santa Barbara, I'd get these questions answered and a whole bunch more.  Make sure to watch my review video to find out the answers.   CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! I found the 2022 Nightster to be a fast nimble bike that was very capable of carving up twisty canyon roads.  The horsepower may be intimidating to new riders, but that can be mitigated by the different ride modes.  The bike can be tamed down by using Rain Mode, then a rider could progress to Road Mode, and eventually Sport Mode.  The Nightster was designed with customization in mind.  I think Harley did a great job designing it. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Harley-Davidson 2022 Nightster! Is This The Beginning? Test Ride & Review! There were a few negatives I found, and admittedly they are a bit nit-picky.  First, the front-mounted radiator is not visually appealing to me personally.  I know it's required to get the performance and horsepower out of the engine.  I guess I'm old-school and I'll just have to learn to get used to the radiator.  Secondly, the plastic trim on top of the tank (airbox) looks cheap and is a bit flimsy.  I would have liked to see something made of metal in its place.  And lastly, the control switch housings were also made of plastic.  I would prefer metal ones like on my Street Glide Special.   Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: David Harris of Chesapeake, Virginia Jasen Judy of Sunbury, Pennsylvania Dave Jennings of Banton, Glasgow, United Kingdom Eric Steiner of Sarver, Penssylvania Paul Krampitz of Cromwell, Connecticut Nelson Williamson of Murpfreesboro, Tennessee Henk ter Haar of Hoevelaken, Netherlands Kelly Thompson of Fairfield , Iowa Phillip Molloy of Warren Lodge, Armthorpe, United Kingdom If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Steve Stratton of Stockton, California Hector Velez of Fulton, Maryland Jason Despain of Crestview, Florida ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-300-Motorcycle Projects We're Doing and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 66:49


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we discuss several motorcycle projects that are going on in the Law Abiding Biker shop.  I took some time off from my regular paying job and I've been working daily in the Law Abiding Biker studio and shop with Lurch.  There are, or will be, videos on the topics we discuss.   Projects we're currently working on: Boom Box GT swap for new GTS on my 2014 Street Glide Special GTS Conversion Video  Sena HD speaker upgrade Simpson Mod Bandit Helmet Review Revzilla Amazon Scorpion EXO A950 Helmet Review Revzilla Amazon Helmet Strap Quick Release Buckle Digital LED Clocks mounted in the Studio and Shop Ciro TAC 10 Light Cannons Ciro Fang Headlight Bezel Midland Two-way radios for filming Magnifier/Light for Work Bench SEE ALL LAW ABIDING BIKER MEDIA DOCUMENTARY FILMS HERE! Here are a few upcoming projects: Wheel Bearing Replacement  Rocker Box Gasket Replacement Exhaust Clamps Replacement SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: How to Remove & Install a Motorcycle Fork Cap Bolt CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: • Terry Durbin of Hershey, Pennsylvania • Charley Mills of San Antonio, Texas • Kevin Johnson of Clinton Township, Michigan • Dan Dabney of Roy, Utah  • Philip Walker of Montford, Wisconsin • Gary Wiese of Coquille, Oregon • Fredrick Kish of San Jose, California  • Kieth Barnett of Olympia, California • Jim Hadaway of Lakeland, Florida • Michael Hudson of Greenville, Tennessee • Terry Smith • Brian McMonagle of Cicero, New York  If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB 299-West Coast Motorcycle Road Trip-The Stories & Debacles | Part 2 of 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 108:30


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com This is part two of a two-part series and is all about our 2021 West Coast motorcycle trip. In June 2021, members of Law Abiding Biker™ Media along with members of the Sworn Few LEMC embarked on a 9-day, 2019-mile, 4-state cross-country motorcycle trip. This trip would take us out of Washington State and into Oregon, California, and Nevada. We stayed over in cities such as Newport, Oregon, Eureka, California, San Fransisco, California, Lake Tahoe, California, and Diamond Lake, Oregon. You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  We took a day trip from San Fransisco to Santa Cruz, California which turned out to be a great ride and a lot of fun.  You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  There will be a motorcycle documentary film released later this year on this entire trip and experience! SEE ALL LAW ABIDING BIKER MEDIA DOCUMENTARY FILMS HERE! During our West Coast trip, we met up with our beloved Patron Members outside of Placerville, California.  We usually meet up with our Patrons for a day ride.  This year, our Patrons traveled with us for part of our trip. They joined us from Placerville to Lake Tahoe where we enjoyed some food and drink at a local park.   Our Patron Members support us financially, so we can continue to help as many bikes as we can worldwide. Of course, our Patron Members get benefits and exclusive access such as meetups like this. There was an awesome day ride prepared for the members. We all met up in the morning and we all went on a beautiful day ride together. We had plenty of time to visit and get to know each other on a more personal level. We ended the day at a private location where the Patron Members enjoyed a catered dinner by Law Abiding Biker Media!. We ate, drank, and visited and it was a great time. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE We visited many places and saw a ton of great country on our West Coast motorcycle trip. We stayed at some good and not-so-good hotels and motels. We ate at some good restaurants and some bad ones. We experienced good and bad weather and a few of the bikes experienced some mechanical problems that had to be fixed. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! We had some very funny times as a group and made memories that will last a lifetime. Everything that happened shaped the trip in some way. Listen in as we tell all the stories of our West Coast motorcycle trip. We also share tips and tricks to assist riders who may be thinking of a long-distance motorcycle road trip. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: How to Install Ciro 3D Fang LED Headlight Bezel for Harley Batwing Fairing Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Travis Ellis of Tyler, Texas Andrew Miller of Longueville, Auckland, Australia Francis Hopkin of Mohnton, Pennsylvania Glenn Hanner of Colleyville, Texas Chris Hollifield of Nampa, Idaho Dan LaPointe of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Anthony Horner of Spring Lake, Michigan Anthony Horner of Spring Lake, Michigan Richard Woods of Greenville, Illinois Michael Cowan of Huntsville, Alabama Gregory Mortenson of Lodi, California Jamie Kulinski of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Michael Flanagan of Cave Creek, Arizona If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Christie Stray Richard McKean of The Villages, Florida Joseph Malecki ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB 298-West Coast Motorcycle Road Trip-The Stories & Debacles | Part 1 of 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 164:02


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com This is part one of a two-part series and is all about our 2021 West Coast motorcycle trip. In June 2021, members of Law Abiding Biker™ Media along with members of the Sworn Few LEMC embarked on a 9-day, 2019-mile, 4-state cross-country motorcycle trip. This trip would take us out of Washington State and into Oregon, California, and Nevada. We stayed over in cities such as Newport, Oregon, Eureka, California, San Fransisco, California, Lake Tahoe, California, and Diamond Lake, Oregon. You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  We took a day trip from San Fransisco to Santa Cruz, California which turned out to be a great ride and a lot of fun.  You can find the Harley-Davidson Ride Plan HERE.  There will be a motorcycle documentary film released later this year on this entire trip and experience! SEE ALL LAW ABIDING BIKER MEDIA DOCUMENTARY FILMS HERE! During our West Coast trip, we met up with our beloved Patron Members outside of Placerville, California.  We usually meet up with our Patrons for a day ride.  This year, our Patrons traveled with us for part of our trip. They joined us from Placerville to Lake Tahoe where we enjoyed some food and drink at a local park.   Our Patron Members support us financially, so we can continue to help as many bikes as we can worldwide. Of course, our Patron Members get benefits and exclusive access such as meetups like this. There was an awesome day ride prepared for the members. We all met up in the morning and we all went on a beautiful day ride together. We had plenty of time to visit and get to know each other on a more personal level. We ended the day at a private location where the Patron Members enjoyed a catered dinner by Law Abiding Biker Media!. We ate, drank, and visited and it was a great time. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE We visited many places and saw a ton of great country on our West Coast motorcycle trip. We stayed at some good and not-so-good hotels and motels. We ate at some good restaurants and some bad ones. We experienced good and bad weather and a few of the bikes experienced some mechanical problems that had to be fixed. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! We had some very funny times as a group and made memories that will last a lifetime. Everything that happened shaped the trip in some way. Listen in as we tell all the stories of our West Coast motorcycle trip. We also share tips and tricks to assist riders who may be thinking of a long-distance motorcycle road trip. NEW FREE VIDEO RELEASED: Grand Canyon & Zion National Park Motorcycle Documentary Film Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Mark Matthews of Windsor, Virginia  Patti Dean of Daytona Beach, Florida  Bob Arbuthnot of Strawberry, Arizona David Wilcox of Factoryville, Pennsylvania  Shannon Arbogast of Dayton, Virginia Wendy Lizak of Ashland, Wisconsin Steve Irvine of Montgomery, Texas James Robert Clark of Spanaway, Washington Anders Lyngholm of Sydals, Denmark Stewart Jabbusch of Mission, British Columbia, Canada Jack Carver of FPO, AE United States  Beau Knutson of Lamberton, Minnesota If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Christie Stray Richard McKean of The Villages, Florida Joseph Malecki ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-297-King Of The Baggers | What's It All About?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 85:14


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we talk about the Mission King of Baggers Motorcycle Race Series.  The series started in 2020 with just one race at Laguna Seca.  The sponsor of the 2020 race was Drag Specialties with 14 teams competing.  Only twelve bikes started the race (a couple of teams couldn't get over the border from Canada because of COVID).  Tyler O'Hara won on the S&S Indian Challenger. 14 teams signed up for the 2020 series on a mix of Harley-Davidsons and Indians Alloy Art – Maker of custom motorcycle products Arlen Ness - Designer and custom part maker Barnett Tool & Engineering – Clutches and cables Bassani – Motorcycle exhaust systems Feuling Parts – Performance products for Harley-Davidsons Legends Suspension – Front and rear suspension products MJK – Innovators of aftermarket products Roland Sands Design – Bike builder, aftermarket parts, and apparel Performance Machine – motorcycle brakes and wheels Saddlemen – Motorcycle seats and saddlebags S&S – American motorcycle engines and parts SLYFOX Performance – High-performance motorcycle parts The Speed Merchant – Custom motorcycle builder Trask – Maker of the motorcycle turbo kits Vance & Hines – Manufacturer of motorcycle exhaust and performance products SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE The debut of King of the Baggers was a success and led to a 2021 season consisting of three races.  Mission Foods took over as the primary sponsor. 2021 Race Winners Race 1 First was Tyler O'Hara on an Indian Challenger, and Second was Kyle Wyman on a Harley-Davidson Road Glide Race 2 Coming in first Kyle Wyman on a Harley-Davidson Road Glide, and coming in second Travis Wyman on a Harley-Davidson Road Glide Race 3 Number one was Kyle Wyman on Harley-Davidson Road Glide, and number two Tyler O'Hara on an Indian Challenger Kyle Wyman was crowned the 2021 Champion.  He had a plate in his elbow from a crash six weeks prior!  CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! For 2022, the series consists of six races with Mission Foods staying on as the primary sponsor.  The series opened up at the Daytona Speedway during Daytona Bike Week.   Indian motorcycles finished first, second, and third 1 - Jeremy McWilliams Jeremy McWilliams (born 4 April 1964 in Belfast, Northern Ireland), is a motorcycle road racer. Until Scott Redding's win at the 2008 125cc British Grand Prix, he was the only rider from the British Isles to win a race or pole in an FIM MotoGP World Championship class in the 2000s. 2 - Tyler O'Hara Tyler O'Hara is a veteran racer, but relatively new to cruisers. Tyler O'Hara knows how to race a motorcycle. He started riding at age 5 and began racing professionally in 2005. 3 - Bobby Fong Bobby Fong (born October 25, 1990) is a professional motorcycle road racer who currently competes in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship for M4 ECSTAR Suzuki. Bobby moves back up to Superbikes in 2020 after winning the 2019 MotoAmerica Supersport Championship with 6 wins and 20 total podium appearances. Harley-Davidson had some engine issues on the Wyman's bikes Kyle Wyman - Owner and Operator of Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR), Wyman formed KWR at the age of 21. KWR is a race team competing at the highest level of professional road racing in the United States. KWR has competed in Harley-Davidson, 600 Supersport, and Superstock 1000 and now competes at the premier level of MotoAmerica Superbike. Travis Wyman - Travis Wyman is the owner of Travis Wyman Racing, based in Las Vegas. He is currently also competing in MotoAmerica Stock 1000, Honos Superbike, and Superbike Cup. The 29-year-old racer finished the 2020 MotoAmerica season in second place in the Superbike Cup and third in the Stock 1000 championship. New Free Video Mentioned:  Harley-Davidson Front Fork Rebuild Kit & New Suspension Tutorial Video From Daytona, the series heads to Road Atlanta in Georgia on April 22 through 24.  This is where last year's opening round was held. The next stop is June 3 through 5, when King of the Baggers arrives at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  Iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (site of last year's finale) will play host on July 8 through 10. Finally, the last two rounds of the 2022 series will be at tracks that have just been added to the King of the Baggers schedule. Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota, the home state of Indian Motorcycle, will host the event on July 29 through 31, and New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey, is where the final race takes place on September 9 through 11. The King of the Baggers series and Harley-Davidson owners modifying their baggers inspired the all-new Street Glide and Road Glide ST.  Check out Law Abiding Biker Podcast Episode 295 where we talk with Paul James, Eric Buckhouse, and Bjorn Shuster from Harley-Davidson Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: Shelly Vander Tuig of Indianola, Indiana Gary Connell of Idaho Falls, Idaho Anthony Lorraine of Canastota, New York Glenn Hanner of Colleyville, Texas Anthony Smith of North Bonneville, WA Anthony Morola of Geneva, Illinois Tyler Palie of Lakeville, Massachusetts Donald Keeble of Wabeno, Wisconsin JR Weaver of Fair Grove, Missouri If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-296-What You Need To Know About The New Harley Sportster To Release April 12, 2022!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 55:08


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we reveal all the information we gathered in reference to the new Harley Sportster model that will be revealed on April 12, 2022 at 10:00 am CST via a video release. Printed on the video event sign-up page is "Harley-Davidson presents Instrument of Expression, the next chapter of the Sportster legacy". We also give you some of our predictions about this new model!    Harley will be flying me down to the southern California area at the end of April to test ride and review this new Sportster model and I'm super excited about that. While there, I will also be test riding and reviewing a Harley Low Rider ST.  CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Additionally, Harley is sending us a Street Glide ST for 30 days to test ride, and review. Stay tuned and make certain you're subscribed to our YouTube channel and podcast.  This is an artist's rendition of what the new 2022 Harley Sportster will look like. We think it's pretty close.[/caption] Our thoughts on what the new 2022 Harley Sportster will have: The small "Sons of Anarchy" fairing Cast "mag style" wheels Bobbed rear fender Solo Seat Low swept two into one exhaust Old school "peanut style" fuel tank Revolution Max 975 liquid cooled motor Digital gauge in the handlebar clamp Two-tone black and grey  We think the new 2022 Sportster will compete with Indiana's Chief models. New Free Video Mentioned:  Out with chrome and in with Ciro LED Fang Headlight Bezel & TAC 10 Light Cannons!! Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? New Patrons: John Bordley of Baltimore, Maryland Matas Kiznis of Kaunas, Lithuania Scott Pants Robert Dalen of Noblesville, Indiana Dwayne Hillier of Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada Jesse Enriquez Robert Burke of Syracuse, New York Ava Gainey of Raleigh, North Carolina Matt Holm of Spanaway, Washington If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-295-The Harley Street & Road Glide ST-Guests Paul James, Bjorn Shuster, and Eric Buckhouse of Harley-Davidson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 48:09


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we talk about the new Harley Davidson Street Glide and Road Glide ST models. These bikes were released to the public on January 26, 2022, when Harley released a video launch of the entire 2022 model line-up. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE We had the opportunity to talk with Harley representatives, Paul James, Bjorn Shuster, and Eric Buckhouse of Harley- Davidson. Paul James has worked in powersports his entire career, working as a journalist in the snowmobile industry, in marketing at Arctic Cat, Inc. (snowmobile, ATV, and PWC) and for the past 23 years at Harley-Davidson. Paul has held a variety of roles at H-D, including Marketing/PR, Events, Product Planning, and Go-to-Market. He is currently Sr. Manager Public Relations and is an avid motorcycle rider and racer. Eric Buckhouse, Engineering Technical Lead, has worked for Harley-Davidson for 25 years in various roles in engineering and Parts & Accessories, with the majority of time in full vehicle product development and in Custom Vehicle Operations. He graduated from Marquette University with Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served as Project Engineering Lead for more than 35 different motorcycles, including Cycle World Best Cruiser awarded motorcycles – 2005 CVO Fat Boy and 2016 Low Rider S. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Bjorn Shuster, Styling Manager, has been with Harley-Davidson for 6 years. He has worked in the design industry since 2006, and his first motorcycle design experience was with Cobra as a freelancer in school. He worked in automotive design at GM in the exterior design studios of both Cadillac and Hummer, then transitioned to motorcycle design in 2011 when he moved to Austria and worked for the design agency which handles KTM/Husqvarna (Kiska GMBH) as well as supporting several other motorcycle brands. He also worked a stint at Polaris for motorcycles and ORVs before joining Harley-Davidson in 2015. If you want to learn everything there is to know about the new Harley Street Glide and Road Glide ST then listen in to this podcast episode.  New Free Video Mentioned:  How to Install 444 Progressive Touring Shocks on a Harley Davidson & Adjust Sag Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag New Patrons: Rudy Eckerman of Rowlett, TX Trent Lindberg of GWINNER, ND  Mark Kenny of Liverpool, New York Jamie Jenkins of Elkwood, VA Marc Fuentes of San Jose, CA Shawn King of Festus, MO Gary Neff of Cleveland, Georgia Howard Dennis of Sandy Hook, Connecticut Al Hill of Mukilteo, WA If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Felipe Campos of Deltona, Florida William Edmonds Charles "Richard" Loyd of San Angelo, Texas ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-294-Lurch Retires From Law Enforcement & More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 75:54


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In the episode, I interview Matt Couchman "Lurch" about his law enforcement career.  Most of our audience know that the faces/voices of Law Abiding Biker (LAB) are either full-time Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) or retired LEOs.  Lurch has been working for LAB part-time for several years while working full-time as a LEO.  He retired recently and came to work for LAB full-time as the company's Chief Operations Officer (COO).  Lurch worked for the Washington State Patrol (WSP) for just over 25 years.  He was unable, in past episodes, to name the agency he worked for and what he did at the agency because of policy.   SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE Lurch was hired by the WSP in December of 1995 as a Trooper Cadet.  He was assigned to Mansion Security providing protection to the Governor of the State of Washington.  He attended the 80th Trooper Basic Training Academy and successfully completed his Field Training in April of 1997.  CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! As a Trooper, Lurch worked in District 2, headquartered in Bellevue, and District 3, headquartered in Yakima.  He held many specialty assignments including; Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor, Certified Technical Specialist (CTS), Aggressive Driver Apprehension Team (ADAT) member, and Serious Highway Crime Apprehension Team (SHCAT) member.  Lurch and I knew of each other since high school, but we really got to know each other while working on the SHCAT team together.  Our experiences during our SHCAT days led to a lifelong friendship. Lurch was eventually promoted to Sergeant, then Lieutenant, and eventually to Captain.  We talk about him moving around the state for these promotions and the experiences that came along with them.  Bringing it back to motorcycles, we talk about Motor Officer school.  Lurch has some funny stories about his experience.   We're excited to have Lurch as our COO and the future of LAB! New Free Video Mentioned:  My Police Motorcycle Qualification Skills Course-Inside Look! Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag Sponsor-Butt Buffer CLICK HERE Want to ride longer? Tired of a sore and achy ass? Then fix it with a high-quality Butt Buffer seat cushion? If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. New Patrons: Dennis Christensen of Little Canada, Minnesota Marilyn Castillo of La Habra, California Tim Hildebrandt of Powell, Wyoming Todd Godine of Houston, Texas Jimmie Nichols of Rogers, Arkansas Todd Weber of Sterling, Colorado Bert Rindner of Bethesda, Maryland Donald Doss of Texas City, Texas Matthew Boudreaux of Canton, Ohio Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Haven Morrison of Branson, Missouri Carl Scholl Senior of Jacksonville, Florida Joseph Wagner of Granite Falls, New York ________________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-293-New Harley 2022 Models! What's Going On? Part 2 of 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 82:40


    Official website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Part 2 of 2: On January 26, 2022, Harley released a video launch of the new 2022 model line-up. And I'm super glad this is becoming the norm for the company as they used to only do new model release events for dealership personnel.  And that never made any sense to me.   In the 2022 model release video CEO Jochen Zeitz says, "In these unprecedented times, we were inspired by you, our passionate community. It is your passion that fuels Harley-Davidson and pushes us to continue leading our industry through innovation and evolution but staying true to who we are and what we stand for." It seems Harley is listening to its customers and that's good news for riders. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE In this episode, we go over all the 2022 models, not just the new releases. We do comparisons between models, so you can decide what bike may be best for you. The Harley model categories are sport, cruiser, adventure touring, Grand American Touring, and Trike. Additionally, on the Harley website, you can view and purchase pre-owned, certified pre-owned motorcycles, and you can also sell/trade your Harley.    Of course, some of the big news is the new Street Glide and Road Glide ST models.  These bikes are coming with the Milwaukee-Eight 117" power train with a heavy breather and specially tuned to the exhaust system.  These ST models are designed for weight, power, and performance. They got rid of the two-up seat, made it faster, more nimble, gave it a better lean angle, and raised the height.  And of course, there is an entire collection of add-on parts for the ST models called the "Performance Bagger Trim Kit".   The other big announcement was the release of the Low Rider ST, but they also kept the regular Low Rider S in the line-up.  The Low Rider S and ST have been bumped up to the Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain now, which puts out 125 ft-lbs. of torque. And they also changed the suspension and raised these bikes a little to give them more of a lean angle.  The Low Rider S has a small fairing while the ST has a larger frame-mounted fairing and it's loosely modeled off the iconic 80's FXRT. The ST has removable hard saddlebags and is a lightweight powerful touring bagger in my opinion. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Also, starting April 1st Harley will be kicking off "The Road to Harley Davidson Homecoming Challenge". The challenge runs from April 1st to the end of September 2022.  They will be selecting 120 riders from the challenge for an all-expense paid trip to celebrate with Harley personnel for the 120th anniversary at the Harley-Davidson homecoming event in Milwaukee in the summer of 2023.  I did some quick research and it appears if you enter your email to enter the challenge they'll send you an email when The Road to Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Challenge goes live!  It appears the competition will be based on miles you log while riding.     This is just a glimpse into what we talk about in this podcast episode, so make sure to listen in.    New Free Video Mentioned:  Law Abiding Biker Store Common Motorcycle Equipment Questions Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag New Patrons: Marti Plotner of Lake Oswego, Oregon Jeremy Strong of FAIRBORN, OH Stephanie Reed Kansas City, MO Chris Feliciano of Zephyrhills, FL Vern Head of Ozark , AL Richard Smith of Las Vegas, NV Mark Mealey of Fort McMurray, Aberta, Canada Kim Cowan of Brooksville, Florida Jon Webb of Las Cruces , NM If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Jan Motsinger of Canton, Illinois Gary Scott of Boone, North Carolina John Butterworth of Greater Manchester, United Kingdom _______________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-292-New Harley 2022 Models! What's Going On? Part 1 of 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 58:01


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Part 1 of 2: On January 26, 2022, Harley released a video launch of the new 2022 model line-up. And I'm super glad this is becoming the norm for the company as they used to only do new model release events for dealership personnel.  And that never made any sense to me.   In the 2022 model release video CEO Jochen Zeitz says, "In these unprecedented times, we were inspired by you, our passionate community. It is your passion that fuels Harley-Davidson and pushes us to continue leading our industry through innovation and evolution but staying true to who we are and what we stand for." It seems Harley is listening to its customers and that's good news for riders. SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE In this episode, we go over all the 2022 models, not just the new releases. We do comparisons between models, so you can decide what bike may be best for you. The Harley model categories are sport, cruiser, adventure touring, Grand American Touring, and Trike. Additionally, on the Harley website, you can view and purchase pre-owned, certified pre-owned motorcycles, and you can also sell/trade your Harley.    Of course, some of the big news is the new Street Glide and Road Glide ST models.  These bikes are coming with the Milwaukee-Eight 117" power train with a heavy breather and specially tuned to the exhaust system.  These ST models are designed for weight, power, and performance. They got rid of the two-up seat, made it faster, more nimble, gave it a better lean angle, and raised the height.  And of course, there is an entire collection of add-on parts for the ST models called the "Performance Bagger Trim Kit".   The other big announcement was the release of the Low Rider ST, but they also kept the regular Low Rider S in the line-up.  The Low Rider S and ST have been bumped up to the Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain now, which puts out 125 ft-lbs. of torque. And they also changed the suspension and raised these bikes a little to give them more of a lean angle.  The Low Rider S has a small fairing while the ST has a larger frame-mounted fairing and it's loosely modeled off the iconic 80's FXRT. The ST has removable hard saddlebags and is a lightweight powerful touring bagger in my opinion. CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Also, starting April 1st Harley will be kicking off "The Road to Harley Davidson Homecoming Challenge". The challenge runs from April 1st to the end of September 2022.  They will be selecting 120 riders from the challenge for an all-expense-paid trip to celebrate with Harley personnel for the 120th anniversary at the Harley-Davidson homecoming event in Milwaukee in the summer of 2023.  I did some quick research and it appears if you enter your email to enter the challenge they'll send you an email when The Road to Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Challenge goes live!  It appears the competition will be based on miles you log while riding.     This is just a glimpse into what we talk about in this podcast episode, so make sure to listen in.  New Free Video Mentioned:  How to Install 444 Progressive Touring Shocks on a Harley Davidson & Adjust Sag Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag New Patrons: Dwayne Hillier of Innisfil, Ontario, Canada William Aitken of Spring, Texas Ian Anderson of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Gregg Marshall of Gig Harbor , WA Keith Bradley of Cleburne, TX Paul Patrash of STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan Brady McGee of South Burlington, Vermont Bob Richter of Denton, Texas Khalil Makarem of Saginaw, Texas If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: Felipe Campos of Deltona, Florida William Edmonds Charles "Richard" Loyd of San Angelo, Texas _______________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-291-Immortal Knights Public Safety Motorcycle Club Interview | Gary Zillette

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 43:24


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we interview Gary "Bandit" Zillyette, National President of the Immortal Knights Public Safety Motorcycle Club (IKPSMC). Back in Law Abiding Biker Podcast episode 104, we interviewed Randy "Jake" Patton, President of the Utah chapter. Gary heard the podcast and reached out to the club and joined as a nomad out of Iowa.  SUPPORT US AND SHOP IN THE OFFICIAL LAW ABIDING BIKER STORE After spending much time as a nomad, he eventually established a chapter in Iowa, the first one in that state. The Iowa chapter was established in 2020.  The mother chapter of the club is based out of Utah.   It didn't take Gary long to be one of 3 members nominated for National President and he was elected in 2021 as such.  CHECK OUT OUR HUNDREDS OF FREE HELPFUL VIDEOS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! Gary has learned a lot over the years going from member to National President and shares his experiences with us. The IKPSMC does charity work in the form of First Responder Tribute Rides, honoring fallen first responders. This is a yearly event for them and required to become a chapter.  Check out other Law Abiding Biker Club Interviews Here Contact Immortal Knights: Facebook Page New Free Video Mentioned:  How to Change the Front Fork Fluid-Oil on a Harley-Davidson Sponsor-Ciro 3D CLICK HERE! Innovative products for Harley-Davidson & Goldwing Affordable chrome, lighting, and comfort products Ciro 3D has a passion for design and innovation Sponsor-RickRak CLICK HERE The Ultimate Motorcycle Luggage Rack Solution Forget those messy straps and bungee cords Go strapless with a RickRak quick attach luggage system & quality bag New Patrons: Matthew Landenberger of Underwood , ND Adam Dennison of Lake Orion, Michigan Larry Kreyssler of Hayden, Idaho Jeffery Collingsworth of Butler, Indiana Rich Manko of Aliquippa, PA James Shamp of Lafayette, IN Brian Link of Chesterfield, MI Barry Williams David Pardue of Robertsdale , AL If you appreciate the content we put out and want to make sure it keeps on coming your way then become a Patron too! There are benefits and there is no risk. Thanks to the following bikers for supporting us via a flat donation: CARL SCHOLL SR Elias Casanas od Lawrenceville, Georgia Dean Abarra of Wailuku, Hawaii _______________________________________________________ FURTHER INFORMATION:   Official Website: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com   Email & Voicemail: http://www.LawAbidingBiker.com/Contact   Podcast Hotline Phone: 509-731-3548 HELP SUPPORT US! JOIN THE BIKER REVOLUTION! #BikerRevolution #LawAbidingBiker

    LAB-290-Chris Foster Broke a Record On His Harley-Davidson Pan America | Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 77:48


    Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, Lurch and I interview Chris Foster, who recently broke a  Guinness Book of World records riding a Pan America, which is Harley's first adventure-style motorcycle.  Chris set out to visit all 51 National Parks in the lower 48 states in one motorcycle trip and he completed it! He normally rides a BMW adventure bike. However, Harley reached out to him and offered a Pan America for this trip and he couldn't say no.  Chris is no stranger to very long motorcycle road trips and has traveled around the