End the yelling and enjoy Multi-Function Communications

   You spent all season yelling at each other, or not even talking. Now is the time to snag a killer communication system. For those looking to go wireless, here is a communication system for you and your passenger that does so much more than act as an intercom, the SMH10 is a Bluetooth v2.1 Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom, designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, available from your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com), you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to music or voice instructions of GPS navigation system by Bluetooth communications, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders.

bluevisiondetailsimage    Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v2.1 and the advanced digital processing technology, the SMH10 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles and other recreational vehicles.

Features include:

  • Bluetooth Specification v2.1
  • Bluetooth Intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards)*
  • Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom for 4 persons
  • Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players
  • Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back
  • Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial
  • Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster
  • Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones
  • Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation
  • Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable
  • Water resistant for use in inclement weather
  • Crystal clear and natural sound quality
  • Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 days stand-by time

SMH10 includes:

* Headset Main Unit (2)

* Speaker-Microphone Clamp Unit (2)

* DC Power Charger (2)

* USB Power Cable (2)

* Cigarette Charger (2)

* 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack Cable (2)

* Glued Surface Mounting Adapter (2)

* Microphone Sponges (2)

* Velcro Pads (2)

* Hex Key (Allen Wrench) (2)

   If you are a motorsports enthusiast, the SMH10 will work with any full face helmet as well as some 3/4 and 1/2 helmets allowing you to have the same great communications platform whatever you do. Grab a set now to secure the best Preseason Pricing from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and enjoy the freedom of the open road, while staying connected.

$50 Still goes a long way for Motorcycle Accessories

With budgets tight and our list of people we will give gifts to growing, it is time to look for some great gifts for the rider in your life. You can still get a lot for their bike with $50. Sometimes subtlety is the best approach and I plan on showing you some great ways K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has for you to add a custom look without taking it over the top.

We all know Chrome is King when it comes to your motorcycle and sometimes it takes just a little bit to get the perfect look. Sit back and get your Credit Card ready because without a doubt, you ware going to want some of the items I am about to show you!

BBP-52-611   Coming in at $40.46 is a great addition to any Gold Wing out there, (#1 Part#BBP-52-611) Chrome Trunk Molding Inserts will add a distinguished look to your bike. These chromed ABS molding inserts replace the dull OEM inserts. For your convenience, there is no additional hardware needed as the inserts use your existing OEM screws for easy installation. How’s that for user friendly – inexpensive and very low on the difficulty scale. #2 in the photo is Part#BBP-52-612, the Chrome Saddlebag Molding inserts. At $53.42, good looks are still affordable and easy to install. Just like the Trunk insets. you reuse the hardware that holds the old ones on and you are back on the road looking better than ever.

fuel-door-accent-BBP-52-629     Up next we add a little flash to the mouth of the beast. This Chrome Fuel Door Accent (Part#BBP-52-629) is made of stamped steel then bathed in chrome so deep you will wonder where the bottom is. Installation is so simple it is only 3 steps long. 1) Clean the surface thoroughly, removing any waxes , and let dry. 2) Peel the backing off the double sided tape. 3) Align the trim piece and press firmly into place, making sure all of the adhesive has taken hold and release. That’s it! With a price tag of $24.95 you have added some sweet looks and still have money left over.

radio-chrome-BBP-52-696_BBP    Now I know you are thinking, “Well that is probably it. There isn’t a whole lot of stuff around $50.” While you sit back and shake your head, I will continue. How about we turn our attention to the Radio area and discover just what we can do here to make it pop! We find that magic number again – $40.46 – this time attached to a Radio Panel Accent cover ( #1 in the photo). Bathed in the same silky chrome as the other pieces, this one contrasts the black radio controls nicely (Reference Part#BBP-52-696 in our online catalog). Hang on, we aren’t done yet, we need to finish off that radio. Let’s add some Chrome Radio knobs, #2 in the picture, to complete the look. Part#BBP-52-709 really turns up the wow factor on your ride. Replacing the stock knobs is as easy as blinking. All you have to do is pull the knobs, switch the OEM clips, and push on the new ones. Couldn’t get much easier. Best of all you the replacement knobs (Part#BBP-52-709) only cost $7.95/pair. Replacing the knobs and installing the accent piece keeps you under $50 and gives you a complete transformation.

It just goes to show you, it is possible to accessorize your motorcycle with some beautiful chrome and not have it break the bank. To learn more about these pieces or to look for more Chrome, log on to K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and discover what we’ve got. It a lot more affordable than you think.

The Dual Purpose Accessory – An Engine Guard

What is one accessory many people add to their motorcycles that offers protection as well as an increase in comfort too? A Highway Bar. The addition of a highway bar can bring you many benefits making it one of the best investments you can make for your bike. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) can help you select the right one for your application and have you installing it in no time.

   Unlike their counterparts from Milwaukee, Metric Highway Bars are often brand and model specific. None the less, they still deliver good looks, form, and function. Lets take a look at just what the do offer.

yam eng guard BBP-63-603    Good Looks  – Just about every Highway Bar available today comes in a beautiful chrome finish. Since most of us enjoy adding pieces of chrome to our bikes this is always a good option. However there are those individuals that are looking to de-chrome and Black out their bike. Black versions of accessories are becoming more and more available each day. Regardless of your color choice, a Highway Bar is a good looking accessory that can be added to almost any bike to add to it’s image.

Kaw eng gd BBP-71-318   Function – You ask how a Highway Bar functions, well it does so in different ways. Offering a modest amount of protection, Highway Bars (often called Crash Bars) can keep a large portion of the painted parts off the ground in the event the motorcycle goes over. Extending outward from the front of the frame and usually past the point of other parts of the motorcycle, these bars/guards usually prevent contact between the bike and the ground. It’s almost like you are buying an insurance policy when you purchase one.

hwy pegs BBP-21-334   Function – Another great benefit of a Highway Bar installation is you get to add Highway Pegs to your bike. As we all know, Highway Pegs give you an additional resting place for your feet. The ability to stretch out or even change the position of your legs during a long trip can mean the difference of comfort or cramping. Nobody wants to be uncomfortable on their commute to work or on their vacation down the Blue Ridge.

pak-a-derms-BBP-H50-505BK     Bonus – Adding Highway bars can actually give you more riding days per year. “How?” you ask? Well once you have your new Highway bar installed, you can now mount a pair of Pac-A-Derms or Desert Dawgs (commonly known as soft lower fairings). The main purpose of soft lowers is to keep the cold and rain off your feet. How many times have you been out for that Spring or Fall ride and the temps suddenly drop or a shower pops up? That can ruin the day.  Now imagine if you had that Highway Bar installed giving you the opportunity to install a set of soft lowers to keep your feet and lower legs warm and dry.

   The addition of Highway Bars to your motorcycle can offer many benefits aimed at making your time on the road more enjoyable. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has Highway Bars to fit a wide range of bikes so your chance to enhance your comfort and protection is right in front of you. Contact us today before the new season is underway.

It’s Time for Your Vulcan to Shine with New Custom Accessories

   For those of you with a metric parked in your garage, specifically a Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 it doesn’t mean you can’t have custom accessories installed on your ride and have your bike looking hot. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) knows that adding custom parts is a big part of owning a bike and gives you pride in ownership as well. Personal touches are what sets your Black Kawasaki apart from all of the other Black Kawasaki’s out there.

Vulcan luggage rack BBP-71-124M     So you have gone with the solo look for your VN2000, and from time to time need a rack to transport items so the fender stays pretty. The solution – The Curved Cast Solo Rack from K and G Cycles. This lightweight solo rack is made of die-cast aluminum alloy giving you a cast billet look at an affordable price. A fresh, new, curved design is sure to add a very unique style to your Vulcan 2000 or Vulcan Classic. This rack replaces the rear pillow seat and gives your bike a striking accent to the rear fender. Making this decision easier is the fact it doesn’t requires any drilling for installation. The kit does come with all the hardware you will need to install this on your motorcycles. This custom fender rack measures 12.25″ long by 8″ wide so there is plenty of surface area to transport just about anything you need.

   Adding custom touches to your ride doesn’t have to be expensive or painful. To see this and so many other great products for your Kawasaki, log onto K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and start down the road to a total custom cycle. It’s that easy, browse the site, add items to your cart, check out and pay for the parts, install, and ride off on a “new” bike.

Custom Chrome for Your Valkyrie

When it comes to customizing your Valkyrie, Chrome is going to be what most of us reach for. Often little touches make the biggest visual impact and usually won’t break the bank. The fine points can also set you apart from the next guy or even net you that trophy. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has a great selection of Chrome for your ride, but I want to spotlight 2 particular pieces today that can literally be the cherry on top.

BBP-1-326   Adding Chrome where it never was before is easy with this Front fender Extension (Part # BBP-1-326). Finished in show quality chrome, this steel extension will add a luxurious look to that Valkyrie. With the eye catching ribs, this piece now becomes a one of a kind accent. Being unique in a world of reproductions is a tough battle, but when you have K and G on your side it just became a whole lot easier.

   Next I want to share with you Part # BBP-1-237, a Chrome front caliper cover. This Chromed stamped steel piece covers the front brake caliper. Created in the popular raised chrome design, it mounts easily with hardware included. There are a few reasons it is wise to add a caliper cover to your motorcycle.

1) The obvious – You want to add more Chrome to an area on your bike that is begging for it. You may want to dress it up, highlight new wheels, or accent a new paint job.

2) To hide the unsightly cast caliper. Lets face it, from the factory, those puppies are ugly at best. They don’t have to be, install one of these covers and its show time!

3) You want to keep the brake dust to a minimum. Adding a cover can help direct the onslaught of brake dust, keeping it off your rims, off those whitewalls, and in general make clean up a lot easier

   By adding these two Chrome accessories to your Valkyrie, you can take your bike from Hmmm…… to WOW!!!!! Contact your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and turn that Valkyrie into the show stopper it was meant to be!

Speedway improves an already great Product

It is always a good day when we are notified by our suppliers they have redesigned a product and improved its effectiveness. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) recently received notice from Speedway Motorsports Shelters that a simple part change has led to improved watershed and internal clearance on their Instant Shelters.

Here is the press release directly from Speedway Motorsports Shelters: Santa Cruz, CA.- In a constant effort to improve the entire line of Speedway Motorsport Shelters products, the engineers have made an excellent revision to our ever popular retractable shelters. Simple, yet extremely effective, the best just got better! 

Here you can see this simple change will make all the difference in extreme weather. 
By using the new new speedway bowsarched design on the top three cross members, the Speedway Shelter will shed rain, snow, and anything that comes down in a much more efficient manner. As seen below, in addition to external aspect and functionality of the design, it will also allow for more internal clearance facilitating even higher windshields, handlebars, and mirror heights when the bike is parked in the unit.

old and new shelters   As you can see there is a visible arch to the roof of the revamped shelters. This has led to increased interior clearance as well as a greater amount of element deflection on the outside. Sometimes when a product is “redesigned” quality in other areas tends to be overlooked. This is not the case with the Speedway Motorsports Shelter. They have not missed a beat with this upgrade. In fact it is better than ever. Check out the complete line at K and G Cycles Website (www.kandgcycles.com).

Adding Safer L.E.D. Lighting to your Bike

   Whether or not you know, on page 673 in every Motorcycle Owners Guide to Life there is a written rule we must replace, upgrade, modify our motorcycle in some way, shape or form. One of the upgrades that has the biggest returns is Turn Signal Upgrades. Now it is possible to create a bigger visual footprint on the road soothers have a better chance of seeing you. No matter what you ride, K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) has just what you need.

    When we magreen bike leds BBP-10-1503  ke the upgrade to Amber L.E.D. Turn Signal Conversion Kits they provide a unique honeycomb clear lens to the OEM turn signals. L.E.D.s are brighter than stock lights, providing added safety.  The L.E.D. circuit boards plug into OEM bulb socket replacing the stock bulb. Each L.E.D. circuit board has a polished chrome face plate to enhance illumination. Due to the decreased electrical load,  these kits require load equalizers to return turn signal to the stock flash rate. For your convenience the Turn Signal Conversion Kit mounts with OEM screws. Depending on your model, these Conversion Kits incorporate 36 or 42 bright LED’s per set, enhancing visibility and safety. L.E.D.’s are known for their long useful life and draw less power. Something often overlooked is that to truly get the true visual effect of L.E.D.’s the beveling style of the lens needs to be designed to distribute the light from the L.E.D.’s to get the full benefit. All of the kits have custom designed lenses to enhance illumination and even meet European approvals. The L.E.D. circuit boards have chrome backers that enhance illumination. This, combined with custom lenses designed to replace OEM ones grant multiple fitments for Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha motorcycles. All units come with amber L.E.D.’s and clear lenses that have matched for either front or rear turn signal applications.

  Since they are virtually plug and play upgrades, the conversion is fairly simple. Contact the Pros at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and bring a little more light to the road. L.E.D. lights are the future, as they last longer, use less energy, and project brighter light. Upgrade now and get out of the past.

Rush Racing Products churns out some Great Exhaust

   As we all know there are a ton of exhaust companies out there, but when it comes to sound, quality, and overall customer satisfaction there are few that rise to the top. One of those is Rush Racing Products, commonly known as Rush. Not to be confused with the great Canadian Progressive Rock Trio, these guys are all about making music, using their exhaust components and your bike. The crew here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is happy to bring you Rush Exhaust for your Metric Bike.

   RUSH RACING PRODUCTS manufactures high performance motorcycle exhaust for many Metric V-Twins such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki,and Kawasaki. Being famous for a deep throaty sound, they also provide an improvement in performance. Headquartered in Northern Indiana, they have been involved in high performance exhaust manufacturing for nearly three decades, and does so in their State of The Art facilities. Rush offers Slip-On mufflers and full exhaust systems for much of the Metric Motorcycle world. All you need to do to add a great sounding product to your bike is choose what set up works best for you.

   Slip-On MuffleRush Yamaha Tourrs  – Rush Mufflers have been engineered through thousands of hours of development, in order to guarantee you the best performance and sound in the market to date. For your convenience, the mufflers feature interchangeable baffles that are wrapped in a high temperature matting. Designed to disperse heat and retain sound, this allows freedom of choice between several levels of performance and sound. Their state of the art chroming process allows them to offer a one year limited warranty against manufacturer defects on chrome products. Translation is, you get a great look, a great sound, and peace of mind of purchase from a company that stands behind their product.
Rush VTX    Full Exhaust Systems – All RUSH Full Systems come standard with a ceramic coating on both the inside and outside of the head pipe, resulting in temperatures that are considerably cooler than any other manufacturers full system by up to 300º.  Because you are given a choice of a Chrome ¾ wrap blue proof heat shield or a rich Black finish, you are bound to find a set up that gives you the look and sound that is right for you. Many different styles of exhaust are available like Short Pipe, Long Pipes, Cross Overs, 2 into 1 Performance Pipes, and True Dual Exhaust Systems.
Rush Suzuki swept    Black Finish – The Black Slip-On mufflers feature a high-temperature powder coat in a rich black finish. Suitable for those wanting to achieve that Sinister look. RUSH is also the first in the industry to offer Black Stock Replacement Heat Shields. In addition, they also have Black Full Exhaust Systems. These systems are treated with a Ceramic Thermal Barrier Coating on both the inside and outside of the exhaust that effectively reduces exhaust temperature up to 300 degrees. All RUSH Performance Exhaust features corrosion protection that maximizes the longevity of the finish. With a technologically-advanced adhesion process that allows them to warranty your new exhaust system from any manufacturer defects for one full year, installing new Rush Exhaust components is a great idea.

    With over 30 years experience providing better performance and better sound, Rush Racing Products, manufacturer of Rush Mufflers and Rush Exhaust is one company that is offering the Metric Motorcycle owner a bona fide choice when it comes to exhaust. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is the proud source for all your Rush Exhaust products.

Putting your own Spin on Your Gold Wing

   You finally made it through your first season of Motorcycling Nirvana! You purchased that Gold Wing and now you are ready to personalize it. No matter what motorcycle brand you prefer, there is one common denominator – Chrome! Gold Wings in particular are generally devoid of Chrome so if you like the shiny things in life, it is up to you to add the glitz! K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is here to make your job easier.

Chrome-windshield-garnish-B  Let’s begin by looking at the Chrome Windshield Garnish Part # BBP-52-795. This beautifully chromed windshield garnish trim piece quickly mounts to replace the OEM painted garnish, thus giving your bike a custom look. As the saying goes, “You can never have too much Chrome.” and the square footage this piece covers backs that up. Best of all, this Garnish is finished is show level chrome. For your convenience, this upgraded kit comes with a new windshield rubber gasket already in place eliminating the need for a 3rd hand during installation. So no one is left out, the fitment covers Honda GL1800 Gold Wing 2001-12.

led-running-light-BBP-52-80     To compliment the previously mentioned Windshield Garnish, I am showing you this L.E.D. Daytime Running Light. Being seen is the key to being safe. That is what K and G cycles had in mind when purchasing the latest LED Day Running Light (Part # BBP-52-807). This chrome Front Fairing Trim incorporates 18 Hi-Intensity Day Light Running LED’s making sure you can be seen. This ABS chrome Fairing Nose Trim replaces the stock GL1800 Gold Wing OEM fairing nose trim and installs with ease. The Front Fairing Day Running Light is a great addition as well as a safety accessory that lets oncoming traffic see you first. The kit comes with T-Taps that allow you to wire the unit into low beam headlights, a handlebar on/off accessory switch or other preference. Versatility, good looks, and increased safety come in this beautiful trim piece kit.

Chrome-Lower-Cover-BBP-52-818   Wrapping things up, I want to show you this Chrome Lower Front Cowl. Replacing the OEM plastic on the GL1800 Gold Wing, this new lower front cowl has a stylish flair and a brilliant chrome finish. This much Chrome is sure to make the others jealous.Part # BBP-52-818 uses reinforced tabs for a stronger secure fit, this cowl will work seamlessly with both OEM and Show Chrome Accessories Lower Fog Light. This means you can choose between Incandescent or L.E.D. lighting for better night time vision. Installation couldn’t be any easier, this unit mounts with your existing hardware.

   Adding Chrome is always a good thing when it comes to your motorcycle. Adding Chrome in the Off-Season is even sweeter. Adding Chrome in the Off-Season you purchased at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) is even better yet because of the money you saved. When it comes to accessorizing your motorcycle, K and G Cycles is the best deal around.

An Easy Way to Increase Cargo Capacity

  You are looking for a way to haul more on your motorcycle, but know that the trailer is much more than you need. What do you do? You contact your friends at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) because they have an innovative a solution that will will have you zipping down the roadway with more cargo space than you ever imagined possible. K and G Cycles lets you take more on your ride with this all new Universal Trailer Hitch Rack (Part # BBP-52-828). It has a generous 16″ wide x 10 ½” deep platform that will accommodate coolers, extra luggage, bags and more. Constructed of tubular steel, the 1 ½” high framework is deep enough to secure the load while giving you piece of mind while rolling down the road.

hitch-rack-BBP1  With it’s simple mounting bracket, this hitch rack uses your hitch ball (purchased separately) as its mounting bolt with a custom designed washer that prevents movement once the bracket is securely tightened. Best of all, this works with most receivers up to 3″ wide and fits balls with up to a ¾” shank. Another great feature is the versatility of this system. Since it mounts to the receiver ball mount, it fits with both horizontal and vertical receiver hitch assemblies. A quick release design allows easy removal by simply removing the 2 locking pins and sliding the rack free of the mount to accept your trailer. Made from durable powder coated steel, this rack will give years of service and hold up to harsh road grime. Given its open, tubular design this durable rack weighs in at just over 6 lbs so you will hardly notice its back there. Another feature of the double stacked tube design is the ability to firmly secure the load from any angle, giving you a stable ride.

   For those times when the trailer is too much, yet the Saddlebags or Tour Pak just won’t do, The Trailer Hitch Rack comes to your rescue. K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) presents the this handy “Middle Man” of the Motorcycle Cargo Carrying Brigade (Part # BBP-52-828). Easy on, easy off design does not hamper full use of your bike. The Trailer can still be hitched without hassle or the motorcycle can be used by itself. Check it out today!

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