Adding more Bling to your Wing

   Have you run out of places for chrome on your ride? Have you considered adding Chrome Trim to the speakers on your Honda Gold Wing? Since this is one area on your motorcycle that is often overlooked, it is worthy of the addition of some bling. As you may or may not know, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) carries a ton of accessories for your Gold Wing and that includes custom speaker trim.

Frt-Spkr-Trim-BBP-52-789   BBP-52-789 is The Contour Series Front Speaker Trim. It delivers stylish curves and a flare of elegance to enhance the classic style of Honda’s GL1800 Gold Wing. These front speaker accents capture the Contour Series design by molding to the curves of the existing OEM speakers. You can’t go wrong with the  simple installation of brilliant chrome plated ABS that highlights the seamless lines and gives these speaker accents a step above the rest. Not to mention the overall value of these covers.

   Rr-spkr-trim-BBP-52-790Continuing the customization we head to the passenger area and take a look at Part # BBP-52-790. The Contour Series Rear Speaker Covers for GL 1800′s. A great compliment to the front speaker covers, the rear covers are the same easy installation and brilliant chrome coming together to give you a one of a kind look. Durability is achieved by the use of ABS plastic that is chrome plated for a show shine. Share the chrome with your passenger and install the rear set of covers too.

   Giving your Gold Wing a custom look above and beyond all others is what we strive for. We all want our bike to be different from the others and it is the small touches that complete this task. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) can help you achieve this.

Upgrading your Windshield can improve Personal Protection

   As you can imagine, we see hundreds of new products every year. Among them are “The New, indestructible, perfect flow Windshield” from a ton of manufacturers that claim Gold but deliver dust. In our search to bring you the best products available, we have come across a Windshield Company that delivers the goods – F4 Customs. These amazing direct replacements are now available through K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com).

F4 Goldwing windshield    Sure I could sing the praises all day long, but unless the product can stand up to its claims what good is it. For starters F4 uses Polycarbonate in the constructions of its windshields. While many competitors are using Acrylic (which is 17 times more impact resistance than glass) F4 uses Polycarbonate (delivers 30 times higher impact resistance than acrylic) a much better material to be used in a motorcycle windshield application. Another bonus of utilizing the highest optical grade polycarbonate available is in the patented proprietary process and coatings. This is what gives the F4 windshields the best rain shedding ability on the market without the use of special waxes, polish, etc. Just clean it and ride.

   Another strong selling point of the F4 product line is their windshields have the highest combination of abrasion resistance and optical clarity on the market. Though they are not advertise as scratch proof they are highly scratch resistant even when rubbed with 0000 steel wool. The difference is that the F4 Customs windshield far exceeds the FMR material and is far superior to the acrylic replacements that are on the market today. F4 Customs is the right choice when the best quality, safety, and performance are required.

F6B_tint_Sport_2_web    Many people are concerned about the amount of visual distortion found on many other windshields, and F4 has addressed this. Because of their patented manufacturing process F4 is able to form the windshield without any distortion and ultimately offer the clearest shield on the market today. Some windshield manufacturers state the shield’s distortion does not affect the quality of the ride, however when riding late at night, into the sun, in parking lots or on unfamiliar roads – seeing clearly is riding safely.

   Due to their ballistic like nature, it is often asked are their any special requirements when cleaning an F4 windshield. Surprisingly there are fewer restrictions then those found on inferior models produced by others. F4 Customs’ windshields can be cleaned using paper towels and standard glass cleaner without fear of scratching or damaging it. No longer do you have to live in fear of using the wrong rags and chemicals. That’s right, the infamous X’s (Windex® and Rain-X®), are no longer off limits!

   “OK, if this windshield is so good what kind of warranty does it come with?” you ask? F4 Customs offers a 4 year limited warranty on their windshields against breakage, hazing, discoloration or delamination. All of F4′s shields are warranted in full for a period of 2 years from the purchase date, and prorated for the following 2 years. F4 Customs does not warrant the windshield against scratches as they cannot control the care of the windshield. For peace of mind, all F4 Customs windshields are shipped with a protective layer on each side of the windshield and care is taken to minimize any shipping damage.

   When you purchase an F4 custom windshield from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) you are getting a windshield made to handle almost everything the road throws at you. Don’t forget you also get an industry best 2 year warranty. Contact us today to see what your options.

The Versatility of a Tour Pack is now within Reach

As riders, wemetric tour pak RIDE-TPWRBS all know every motorcycle has one horrible problem – the common lack of storage. In the hunt for innovative products, we have discovered a company that is producing Tour Packs for your Metric bike. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is proud to offer you storage options that will increase the utility of your ride. This large premium locking motorcycle trunk comes with a Chrome top rack, Deluxe wrap around passenger backrest and even an LED lighted spoiler. This is a great trunk for any mid size cruiser. It’s great for Honda (VTX, Shadow, Valkyrie), Kawasaki (Vulcan), Suzuki (Boulevard, Marauder, Intruder),  and Yamaha (V Star, Road Star, Stratoliner), motorcycles.

metric tour pack RIDE-TPWRBS3   This trunk offers an enormous amount of storage that is capable of stowing (2) full face helmets inside. For your convenience and security, the trunk is key lockable and features a full length weather seal to keep the elements out and your belongings safe! This Tour Pack package also includes an upgraded wrap around backrest that provides additional comfort and stability for your passenger. It also comes with a chrome luggage rack that allows for additional tie down carrying capacity. Plus you get a slim line spoiler packed full of eye catching LED lights. These lights can be wired as a run/brake combo for increased visibility as well as safety. The trunk package also includes a universal mounting plate with screws, grommets, nuts and washers, everything you require to mount it on an 8×8” or larger flat luggage rack or plate (not included). Drilling may be required depending on the luggage rack/plate style.

So you see, adding a Tour Pack to your Metric cruiser and gaining a ton of space is much simpler than you imagined. Your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) can help you with everything you need to expand your cargo carrying capability. All you have to do is contact them.

  •  Overall Dimensions: 12″ High x 17″ Deep x 22.5″ Wide.
  • Vehicle Specific Mounting Brackets are available. Contact us for your individual needs.

The Right way to Transport your gear to the Range

   With personal protection and sport shooting becoming more mainstream than ever, it is important to have range time. Since we all like to ride, and will do so any chance we get, it can be a little difficult to transport our firearms and accessories to the range. That is until now. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has the gear to make safe passage possible. The Range Saddlebag Insert. This Saddlebag Insert is designed to capably carry your guns, ammunition, safety glasses, and any other shooting accessories you have.

BBP-HRSB-L_3_Range Saddlebag Tray-Out   A great way to pack your firearms for a trip to the range, we have gone far too long without one that is the right size to fit your motorcycle saddlebags. The Deluxe Range Saddlebag is a padded range bag that protects your firearm or firearms and gear while fitting into your motorcycle saddlebags. Made from durable weather resistant polyester its large 21” x 12” x 7 ½” size has 13 compartments to store, stash and hold your gear. It includes convenient access to 7 magazine slots in the outside compartment, and two adjustable dividers and a padded removable tote in the main compartment. Easy double-sided zipper pull allows quick access revealing more storage for your glasses, ear plugs,chokes and more. The mesh end pocket is great for a water bottle. Designed for large saddlebags. Fits Honda Goldwing, etc.

   When you want to transport your firearms and the shooting accessories you need to the range safely, you need the Range Saddlebag from K and G Cycles (www,kandgcycles.com). Designed to fit in most touring saddlebags, you will wonder how you lived without this. Pick one up for yourself or give one as a gift to a friend.

Keeping Tabs on Your Tire Pressure at all Times

   The best way to promote longer tire life, better tire wear, improved handling, and increased fuel economy is to become obsessed with tire pressure. The bestway to do this is to develop the habbit of checking it every chance we get. You could also make it a lot easier on yourself and pick up a wireless Tire Pressure Monitor System by TireGard. Available from your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com), this system has the newly improved light weight sensors (weighing in at a mere 1/3 of an ounce). Installation is so simple a Caveman could do it.You replace the screw on valve stem cap, and that is it. You don’t even have to balance the wheels for calibration. These most recent design of the sensors deliver a faster and better transmission time of pressure rating and temperature change. This latest version also provides continual data on the fly. With a patented anti-theft lock ensuring the sensors stay put, This monitor kit will give you years dependable service.

tiregard tpms kits   This kit is so advanced it uses cutting edge G-force technology that allows the sensors to determine when you are moving or parked. The result is the batteries go into sleep mode when you are parked, conserving battery life. This system is fairly simple to install, with most installs taking merely minutes. Since it is 100% wireless, there are no modifications needed. TireGard has also included soft silicone screen skins giving your investment added protection. With the Wireless Tire Pressure Monitor System available in 2, 3, or 4 wheel configurations, there is sure to be a kit for your needs. TireGard recommends removing the sensors if you have to use tire additives such as Tire Slime, Fix A Flat, Tire Goo, or Perma Seal.

    Peace of mind is a only a call or click away, so let the staff at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) hook you up with the right Wireless Tire Pressure Monitor System from TireGard. Make the job of tire pressure maintenance simpler with this easy to use monitor system.

And the Win goes to Victory Owners

   We all know Victory is a strong competitor in the motorcycle industry. Some might even say they are giving the folks in Milwaukee a run for their money. Though this may be true, it seems the aftermarket may not be giving them the attention they deserve. Well, your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) have started looking for parts and accessories for various Victory models.

victory iso grips    No matter what you ride, the addition of ISO-grips from Kuryakyn make a tremendous difference in comfort. Wrapped in soft ISO rubber these grips provide a sure, cushioned feel for long haul comfort. In case you haven’t figured out, the “ISO” portion of the name is short for Isolator or Isolating. ISO grips are designed to reduce the vibrations sent up from the road, through the tires and up to the handlebars — eliminating the sensation of tired hands when riding for long periods of time. Available for ISO-Grips is a Throttle boss/palm rest that virtually eliminate had cramps, especially on the throttle side. To suit your style, these grips are available in Chrome with Black pads, or Black with Black pads.

victory cycleshade   Up next is an instant shade/cover – Cycle Shade. This handy little number is a half cover or day cover whose original purpose was to reduce seat temperatures, and keep the bike free of dust, dirt, bird aach, tree sap, and other harmful droppings. The happy coincidence is the water repellant material can keep your seat dry too. Designed to install and be removed in under a minute, Cycle Shade is a fast, easy, convenient shelter for your bike. When installed, the tunnel created offers hidden storage for a jacket or 2 and helmets, or other gear you might want to keep out of sight. Packing away into the attached pouch, which is not much bigger than a sandwich bag, the cover takes up very little room on your Victory.

brukus--saddlebag-secure   When it comes to securing your saddlebags and the contents stored inside, there is one name to trust to get the job done, Brukus Motorcycle Parts. A product available from Brukus is Saddlebag Secure. This product removes the weak link in the saddlebag attaching points and replaces them with a security screw and retainer. Should a thief be looking to steel your bags, they are in for a rude a wakening. With the recent spike in saddlebag thefts, Brukus is one company that is taking a stand against thieves and their desire to take from you. No matter if you have soft bags or hard bags they’ve got the right stuff. Let’s face it, you never know what you are going to have in your saddlebags, and because of that, you don’t want thieves to get a hold of that cargo either. Brukus has thwarted numerous attempted thefts and saved their customers a ton of aggravation and deductible dollars. I have them on my motorcycle and besides being secure, they remove a lot of vibration from the bags. Brukus installs in no time and will keep your Victory safe.

   For the owners of Victory Motorcycles, it seems everyday holds new treasures in the Aftermarket Accessory market place. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) carries select parts for your Victory for personalization, comfortization, and protection.  Contact us today for all your needs.

Not All Riding Glasses are Created Equal

   If you want to get technical, Sunglasses are, “A form of protective eye wear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight and high-energy visible light from damaging or discomforting the eyes.”, 1 item motorcyclists all share a need for. It doesn’t matter what you ride -  a Harley, a Gold Wing, you’ve built your own, or you ride a Sport Bike – the sun still gets in our eyes. Now don’t get me wrong, a motorcyclists favorite word in any weather forecast is hands down”Sunny” and we all have sunglasses to protect our vision, but sunglasses designed for riding do so much more than those rack bargains at those big chain stores and that is why K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is pleased to offer you a large selection of Premium Riding Sunglasses.

sunglasses  Riding specific glasses offer so many more features than standard ones that the difference in price is quickly justified. Eye protection ascends to new levels as we dissect the sunglasses intended for riding. To begin with, most have a wrap around construction that offers more coverage blocking the sun or airborne debris so when you are traveling the back roads or heading out to the highway your eyes receive the most amount of surface protection possible. The next feature we notice is the foam surround, creating a seal around the eye sockets. This cuts down on side turbulence so air on the eyes is virtually removed and there is far less a chance of debris coming in contact with your eyes. Lenses come in many different colors to suit ones purpose, style. or fashion needs. Here are a few color choice recommendations.

  • Gray and green lenses are considered neutral because they maintain true colors.
  • Brown lenses cause some color distortion, but also increase contrast.
  • Turquoise lenses are good for medium and high light conditions, because they are good at enhancing contrast, but do not cause significant color distortion.
  • Orange and yellow lenses increase both contrast and depth perception. They also increase color distortion. Yellow lenses are used by pilots, boaters, fishers, shooters, and hunters for their contrast enhancement and width perception properties.
  • Blue or purple lenses are mainly cosmetic.

C122 CrystalGrey-Smoke   In addition to purpose driven lens color, most manufacturers strive to make have their sunglasses achieve the high-mass impact status ANSI Z87.1 testing which administers 2 types of testing. 1) A lens retention test in which a high mass object (1.1 lb projectile) is dropped 50″ above the glasses mounted to a headform. To pass no pieces may break free from the inside of the test specimen, the lens cannot fracture,and must remain in the frame or housing . 2) A High Velocity test consisting of a 1/4″ steel ball fired at 20 different impact points with speeds up to 150ft/sec. or 102 MPH. Pass/Fail specs are the same as the high mass test, plus no contact with the eye is permitted through deflection of the lens, meant to simulate particles encountered while grinding, chipping, machining, or other similar types of activities. Thank you for making safety grade sunglasses that look cool too.

Rx Shade    Taking riding glasses even further is the ability to offer prescription lenses for those riders needing them. Being an eyeglass wearer, there was nothing more frustrating than your only options being ride with your regular glasses and deal with the ill effects of the glasses not matching the need, or wear sunglasses and compromise your vision. So thanks to hearing our call and allowing the visually impaired motorcyclists to enjoy the same great protection as the others.

Understanding a need to increase rider comfort and safety, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) offers you the highest quality riding glasses on the market at affordable prices. It’s time to ditch those dime store shades and step up to the big league in eye protection. Riding Sunglasses improve visual comfort and clarity by protecting the eye from glare and offer protection against excessive exposure to light and airborne debris.

A Better Charging System for your Gold Wing

   So you’ve added thecompu-fire charging system  full monty of lighted accessories to your Gold Wing and you want to make sure you have enough juice to power it. What do you do? You could sit down, add up each accessory, figure out its electrical draw, the voltage drop and more, or you could upgrade your charging system. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is proud to offer Compu-Fire High Performance Charging Systems for Honda Gold Wing Motorcycles.

   This OEM replacement system is capable of producing up to 90 amps and over 1300 watts that will easily handle even the most lavish lighting.   Here is what comes in the upgraded package from Compu-Fire:

  • 2 1/2 times the stock power!
  • Complete System Includes Gen III Battery!
  • Accessories you can NOW enjoy:
    • Heated Suits
    • High-Power Lights
    • Unlimited Running Lights
    • High-Power CB and Audio Systems
    • Heated Grips
    • Global Positioning Systems

comp-chart    We are pleased to carry the 1325 WATT charging system upgrade for the 1988 through 1999 HONDA GL1500 Gold Wing motorcycles (1988 models need to use dowel pins and mounting bolts from 1989 and later model). This system is designed to exceed new motorcycle specs. The Compu-Fire Charging System consists of the HD-1325 Alternator and a GEN III maintenance free battery.

Compu-Fire 90 Amp Alternator

   The alternator is the latest third Generation design featuring temperature compensated voltage regulation for optimum battery performance, matched voltage output for modern maintenance free batteries, and all components are brand new (Not Re-Manufactured).

Compu-Fire Sealed Battery

   The Compu-Fire sealed battery is maintenance free, operates at an average of 0.5 to 0.75 volts higher than the original and provides 40 extra cold cranking amps. Starting is now crisper, ignition is stronger and lights are brighter. Goldwing riders can now operate high power accessories with complete peace of mind and eliminate carrying extra batteries!

Maintenance Free

   Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Technology is an advanced battery design used in Maintenance Free Batteries that eliminates water loss. Once it’s filled with acid the battery is permanently sealed – so you’ll never need to fill it with water or check the acid level.

Long Life

Because of its lead calcium design, the AGM battery will hold its specific gravity more than three times longer than conventional lead antimony types. This means much longer periods between charges when the battery is used in a standby mode, like winter storage. And to remain factory-fresh the AGM battery is shipped dry along with its own pack of high-gravity acid that’s added at the time of installation. Once filled with acid from its special packs, the AGM battery is virtually maintenance free. It’s totally sealed and all of the acid is absorbed in the special plates and separators, so there is no need to worry about acid leaks on valuable vehicle parts and accessories.

Compu-Fire 150 Amp Alternator (GL1800 Applications)

  • 150 Amp Alternator – The Highest Output available for Honda GL 1800′s
  • Industry leading Temperature compensated Voltage regulation
  • Simple bolt-on construction
  • Esay installation – installation takes just minutes
  • 100% New – not a Re-manufactures unit.

   When it comes time to fortify your charging system to handle your rolling light show, contact the crew at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and pick up a high performance charging system from Compu-Fire. Not only will you decrease the demand on your electrical system, you will increase your charging system output, your regulation voltage, and your max amperage. All this combines for a more electrically reliable motorcycle that will keep you visible and show the world what you are made of.

A Versatile Way to Secure your Cargo

   As you all know, there are times when we could use an extra set of hands to carry something home on our bikes and it seems they are next to impossible to find. What do you do? You don’t have saddlebags or a tour pack. I want to introduce you to a secure solution that will help you transport cargo a lot easier. Bungee Cargo Nets and the storage possibilities they add to your motorcycle are endless. Here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we want to present you with as many options as we can to make your rides safer, more enjoyable and give you as many flexible cargo management options as possible.

   bungee net 04215   As we quickly discover, when it comes time to haul our goods on the bike, certain items don’t fit easily into the saddlebags or tour packs. So what do we do? Depending on the size and what the item is we may be able to use a Bungee Cargo Net. This piece is exactly what it sounds like – A net made of bungee cord material that usually has 6 anchor points, and will stretch over almost any shape. There are 3 popular sizes to choose from – 12″x12″, 15″x15″, and 20″x20″, surely one of them will do the trick. Cargo nets can be used on just about any tour pack luggage rack, sissy bar luggage rack, or even a fender mount luggage rack, but we mainly see them used to hold items to the passenger portion of the seat. Bungee Cargo Nets are a great choice when you need an extra set of hands to get something home or keep a bag in place.

bungee nuts cc-20208   Now you are sure to ask, “How do I attach this cargo net to my bike?” Believe it or not, there is more than one answer. You have a choice when it comes to attaching the cargo nets, you can 1) simply stretch it and attach it to the fender lip. The problem with this method is other than the tension, there is nothing to keep the hooks from sliding and potentially damaging your paint. This method I do not recommend. A great alternative is 2) the use of a set of Chrome Bungee Nuts as anchor points. With applications available for fender strut bolts as well as shock top bolts, there are numerous mounting options. Being chrome plated, bungee nuts look like they are part of the bike and more chrome is never a bad thing.

When its a short trip or when you need alternative cargo capability, using a Bungee Cargo Net is a great choice. Quick and easy to use, and stores in such a little space, what more could you ask for. Stop by K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and pick up 1 or 3 and never fumble trying to get your cargo home.

Upgrading to Chrome Covers has never been Easier

   We all know Chrome is King when it comes to personalizing our bikes. No matter how much you add, there is always one more piece that has to be installed. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is proud to introduce to you a new line of Brake Master Cylinder Covers for your Honda or Yamaha Cruiser. This often overlooked area now has the ability to shine. Literally.

   These Chromed, Die Cast Aluminum Covers will have you smothered in Chrome like never before. Simply slip the cover over the brake cylinder and attach it with the double sided tape provided and you’ve instantly added some flash! Do you have accessories attached to your master cylinder face clamp (BBP-55-357), have no worries as the Brake Cylinder Face Clamp Cover is sold separately and matches up with either version. The BBP-55-356 for Honda’s or BBP-63-216 for Yamaha’s.

   Fitment for PartMast-Cyl-Cvr-BBP-55-356 # BBP-55-356 for Honda Motorcycles includes: All VT1300 – Fury, Stateline, Interstate, and Sabre models, as well as other late model cruisers like the VT600, VT750, VT1100 and VTX1300.

   Applications for Part # BBP-63-216 is Yamaha’s new style brake cylinders like those used on the new VStar 950 and 1300 models. Also the 2008 and later 650 and 1100 VStars

   So you see, adding touches of chrome to the most unlikely spots is relatively easy when you pick up the new Brake Master Cylinder covers from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com). With simplified installation and chrome so deep you can shave in it, these covers will have you entering shows soon. Contact us today for these and all your chrome needs that will have your ride the envy of all those around it.

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