Upgrade your Protection with a New Windshield

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.

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 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.

Keeping Tire Pressure in Check just Got Easier

With all the advanced technology standard on vehicles today, you would think a Tire Pressure Monitor System would be standard on Motorcycles. Your friends at K and G Cycles want you to be able to have the added security of constant monitoring of your pressures so you achieve maximum traction, tire wear, fuel economy, and handling.

TireGard-TPMS-5-Products   Tire Pressure Monitor Systems (TPMS) are an inexpensive insurance policy you take with you on every ride, to enhance your safety. TireGard is the market leader in delivering motorcycle TPMS choices to the rider. TireGard offers 5 distinct monitoring systems to fit your riding needs.  With your choice of monitors, you can select either a FOB style or the larger handlebar mounted display. Keeping with the versatile nature of these systems, you can select from both external and internal sensors. In addition, TireGard is the only manufacture that gives you a choice for 2 wheel displays, 3 wheel Trike displays or 4 wheel Bike, as well as a 2 wheel bike and 2 wheel trailer monitor display.

TireGard TPMS 4 BBP-13-317A    Monitors are designed to vibrate, flash and beep to warn of changes in pressure and temperature outside of the selected low or high settings. Light weight at  1/3 of an ounce, the external value stem cap sensors require no tire re-balancing and come with replaceable batteries. The sensors have a unique 20 minute “Battery Saver” mode, as well as G-Force sensing technology to reactivate the sensors when you restart your ride. The monitors are equipped with a one hour “Battery Saver” mode for longer life. Each TireGard TPMS kit includes a complete instruction manual, all the required batteries, and a silicone protective skin for the monitor. In most case, these kits can be installed in less than 5 minutes.

   So you see, when you turn to K and G Cycles we can provide you with the products you need to get you down the road safely. Promoting optimal wear, improved handling, and increased fuel mileage, TireGard TPMS is a must have for any motorcyclist on the road today.

The Support You Need For Your Spyder

You’ve heard everyone say, ” Once you ride with a backrest, you will never ride without one.” That’s great except for Can Am Spyder Owners don’t really seem to have that option. The Aftermarket Accessory World has ignored Spyder owners for quite sometime. That is until now! K and G Cycles has available a Rider Backrest for you! Now you can ride that Spyder over hill and dale and experience the comfort everyone else is talking about.

can am backrest BBP-41-168   There comes a time when the playing field is leveled, and that time is now. All day comfort and support is available to Can-Am riders. Part # BBP-41-168 is a Smart Mount Backrest System is now available for Can Ams due to popular demand. Stepping up and offering a 12/8″ full support pad, it is the largest available at the present time. This new pad is over 70% larger providing more support and contact area that equates to a better posture for the rider. As with all the Smart Mount Backrest systems it features a patented pad hinge and adjustable tongue. This allows the backrest pad to mount up or down vertically with 1” of adjustment, as well as a full 2″ of horizontal adjustment. Plus for all you Do It Yourself  bikers, it comes complete with easy to read installation instructions and all the required hardware. Plus, you even get the handy removable storage pouch on the backrest pad.

   When it comes to adding increased comfort to your Can Am Spyder, join the ranks and experience just what a Rider Backrest has to offer.  Let K and G Cycles deliver comfort to your Can Am and you will be putting more miles behind you. Call today and order your Smart Mount Backrest System, the new riding season id closer than you think!

Quench Your Thirst on The Trail

There are a lot of accessories available for our ATV’s and UTV’s, but it seems they often favor function over form. That statement leads me to something I want to show you today – The Kruzer Kaddy Motorcycle Beverage Holder. Everyone here at K and G Cycles knows being able to have a beverage while out playing on the trails, working the land, or even out for an evening ride is a good thing. The concern then becomes who wants to pull over and stop to get a drink. You don’t have to if you have a Kruzer Kaddy Kan Do Kaddy on your ride. Now a refreshing drink is at arms length.

   kando_kaddy-01   The Kan Do Kaddy was originally designed for scooters, but it wasn’t long before we realized that the Kan-Do Kaddy can be mounted on scooters, tractors, lawnmowers, boats, golf carts and more. When you purchase one of these Kan Do Kaddy’s you get a drink holder that:

- Attaches to tubing 3/4″ to 2″ diameter.

– Attaches to 1/2″ to 1.5″ square tubing.

– Attaches to plastic, aluminum, steel, fiberglass, etc…

– Attaches to flat or sloped surfaces.

– 3 mounting options: 1) Clamped. 2) Drilled through with backing plate. 3) Drill and tapped to 1/4″ x 20 thread screws.

– Reversible mounting stud allowed for rigid or pivot positioning.

Kan Do Kaddy’s have even been spotted on walkers, and wheelchairs too.

   In addition to the numerous vehicle applications as well as the drink carrying capability, The Kan Do Kaddy can be used to hold cell phones, sunglasses, even MP3 players and other liquid containers that will fit while you head to your destination. The all-metal construction is extremely durable, but is available in a number of attractive finishes so as to not distract from the look of your machine. The cups can be ordered in stainless steel, chrome, leather, and even camouflage. There is no longer a reason not to enjoy your coffee heading to the hunting spot, the cold cola on a warm day, or to ever claim you are thirsty while out for a ride.

   When it comes time to mount up, you no longer have to leave that unfinished drink behind. You also don’t have to put up with a cheap, chintzy cup holder that won’t last a whole season. Kruzer Kaddys Kan Do Kaddy is is the best looking, most versatile cup, beverage, miscellaneous stuff holder that is meant to last. Best of all it won’t break the bank. With K and G Cycles prices starting out around $38.00 you can’t afford not to add one to your bike.

Keep your Motorcycle Safe on The Street

When it comes to protecting your motorcycle, having a Gorilla on the job is one of the best security devices you can employ. No I am not suggesting you purchase a primate for personal protection, I am talking about a Motorcycle Alarm from the Gorilla Cycle Alarm Company. One of the best defenders on the market, the Gorilla 9000 series alarm packs so many standard features it is hard to fit them in one box. K and G Cycles knows there are individuals out there that want what we have worked so hard for and they make it their life’s effort to try to take it away from us. Give yourself a leg up and install a Gorilla Alarm to protect your ride.

9-models-parts   The Gorilla Alarm Company has been producing Motorsports Alarms for quite some time and in doing so they have learned just what the consumer demands. They take the demands and exceed them by delivering products that go beyond expectations. See for yourself below.

The Gorilla 9 Series Cycle Alarm protects your Bike with an ultra-loud 120db siren and 3 powerful sensors.

  • Tilt Sensor: The new internal Tilt Sensor triggers the alarm when the motorcycle is moved off its side stand
  • Two Stage Shock Sensor: The Two Stage Shock Sensor is adjustable to 7 levels of sensitivity and triggers with any impact
  • Current Sensor: The Current Sensor detects changes in battery voltage and triggers the alarm if the bike is started

Alarm Features:

  • Powerful
  • New advanced internal digital tilt sensor senses any change in angle and requires no set up
  • Two wire direct to battery installation takes less than 30 minutes and requires no special tools
  • *LED Warning light indicates your alarm is armed and acts as a deterrent against theft
  • Waterproof Alarm and connectors guard against corrosion
  • Includes a 3 button remote transmitter (System will accept up to 3 remotes)
  • Includes a 2 way paging system to alert you when your alarm is triggered – up to a 1/2 mile away

Paging System Features:

  • Displays alarm functions up to 1/2 mile away
  • Alarm features are displayed on pagers LCD screen when triggered (Current, Tilt, Shock, and Warn Away)
  • Pager features a Clock, screen backlight, power save mode, button lock mode, and selectable audible or vibration alerts
  • 2 Year Warranty

   If you want the best protection for your motorcycle, you will want to park in secure areas that offer good lighting, controlled access, and maybe even some type of monitoring system. You will also want to use a high quality alarm such as the Gorilla line of motorcycle alarms available at K and G Cycles . Keep your motorcycle secure and out of the hands of thieves.

So How Was Bike Week 2015?

K and G Cycles Rules Daytona Bike Week 2015

bikes-at-boothK and G Cycles’ Thunder Alley at Daytona More Popular Than Ever at Daytona Bike Week 2015

Daytona Beach, Florida (March 18, 2015) – K and G Cycles, the one-stop, online motorcycle parts and accessories superstore, launched their third year in partnership with Daytona International Speedway during Bike Week 2015, and K and G Cycles’ Thunder Alley at DAYTONA hosted all of the V-twin motorcycle action.

Daytona 200“Best year yet, and I’m not just saying that,” said George M. Marakas, K and G Cycles’ owner. “Smack dab in the middle of Daytona International Speedway, and we brought more product, hosted more giveaways and provided more tech advice for Bike Week 2015 than ever before–and we’ll be looking to increase our footprint next year! The Speedway folks were happy, rally goers were really happy and we couldn’t be more happy–what a blast!”

balloon archThe new K and G Cycles giant arched balloon at the entrance to Thunder Alley was a hit, and rally goers were treated to a host of giveaways, shopping sprees and all manner of FREE K and G swag. K and G Cycles customer-service techs and staff were hopping all week, answering parts- and motorcycle-related questions, visiting with past and current customers, talking bikes, parts and all things Daytona. Patrons flocked to the K and G computer kiosks, viewing and purchasing featured vendors and products like Brukus Security, for latches and security add-ons; Bone Mountain Leather accessories; EarthX lithium batteries; Speedway Shelters; and the famous K and G Cycle Shade.

K and G Cycles’ Thunder Alley at DAYTONA was a hot spot all week, with vintage motorcycle displays, the K and G Thunder Alley Bikini Show and many other fashion events and special guests. If you couldn’t make Daytona bike week this year, be sure to go online and visit the K and G Cycles blogs to see all the action. K and G Cycles have posted videos, pictures and stories about all the major Rally happenings at www.vtwinmotorcycleblog.com and www.metricmotorcycleblog.com, and they’ll be posting more in the coming weeks.

About K and G Cycles
With more than 5,000 categories of parts from over 700 manufacturers and eight major motorcycle parts wholesalers, K and G Cycles guarantees that you will find exactly what you need for your project. K and G’s goal is to provide its customers with the widest possible selection of American and foreign-made motorcycle parts, as well as clothing, apparel and gear at prices you simply will not believe. Driven by the love of motorcycling and the idea of creating a new kind of shopping experience within this marketplace, K and G Cycles has streamlined the buying process while offering competitive pricing and great customer service. Visit K and G Cycles on the Web at www.kandgcycles.com or call 888-50K-ANDG (5-2634). You can also follow all the happenings at K and G on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kandgcycles), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/kandgcycles), Google+ (https://plus.google.com/111232032780268447848/posts), or Twitter (https://twitter.com/kandgcycles).

Official Merchandiser of Daytona Bike Week 2015

Hot Leathers Revs it Up at Daytona Bike Week 2015 as Official Merchandiser

Hot Leathers Provides Merch, Models and Fashion Show Sponsorship at Daytona Bike Week 2015

Manchester, Connecticut (March 17, 2015) – Hot Leathers, the industry leader in motorcycle apparel and accessories, blew the doors off as an Official Merchandiser of Daytona Bike Week 2015, ensuring the unofficial launch of the riding season got off to a rip-roaring start. Rally goers flocked to the many Hot Leathers locations and loaded up on official Daytona Bike Week merchandise.

“Oh, man, this year was great,” said Andy George, Hot Leathers’ executive vice president. “We always have a killer time meeting with our customers at these events, but Daytona 2015 was special.”

Happy_customersWith spots all over town–featuring several on main street, at the Speedway, and the Cabbage Patch–Hot Leathers showcased their widest selection of merchandise to date, including the new Indian Larry Motorcycle line and Official Evel Knievel merchandise, both of which sold very well.

The Hot Leathers-sponsored K and G Cycles® Thunder Alley Fashion Show on March 14 proved to be a crowd favorite, and the winners of the Hot Leathers model search spent the week riding around Daytona, modeling apparel and they got to star in the professional model shoot that went down on March 8 in Daytona.

If you missed this year’s rally, or if you’re still looking for the best selection of official Daytona Bike Week or official Daytona 200 merchandise–including special one-off designs and styles produced exclusively for Daytona Bike Week

 

Instant Protection for your Legs

   Do you sometimes wonder what the black material on some of the engine guards is and why its there? Chances you are talking about what are commonly called Soft Lowers or Soft Lower Fairings. Each manufacturer has their own pet name for them, but the public refers to them as soft lowers. The main reason you see them on many bikes is they are a quick, easy, inexpensive device that provides protection from the elements. K and G Cycles carries a version called Desert Dawgs from Leader Motorcycle.

  Desert Dawgs sdesert dawgs 111erve a multitude of purposes. For starters, they are a cold weather wind block. This helps divert a large amount of cold air away from the riders lower legs making the ride “warmer”.  Another service provided is keeping Road Slime off the rider. You know the stuff that gets kicked up from the front wheel after it has rained or while it is raining. One advantage each and everyone of us can appreciate is it’s ability to catch bugs, keeping them off the chrome and the riders legs. Yet another really cool aspect of Desert Dawgs Soft Lowers is the ease of installation and removal, with nothing more than a combination of some snaps, a clip or two, and some velcro. These babies are made to last too with Brass and Stainless Snaps, as well as being sewn with nylon thread for strength and durability. Also for versatility, many have built in slits that accommodate highway pegs most of us have installed. Emphasizing the leading word “Soft” it means you can fold them away when they aren’t in use. This means you can pack them away and only deploy them when you need. Now that my friends is a great product! Check out the great features…

• Minimize cold updrafts

• Repel road spray from front wheel and flared front fender

• Keep bug juice off motorcycle chrome (and legs!)

• Allow engine cooling – NO temperature restriction!

• Easy on-and-off – three snaps, belt clip and hook-and-loop attachments

• Does not affect bike handling

• Brass and stainless steel snaps won’t rust

• Nylon thread makes for the strongest product you can buy

• Accommodates all standard foot peg settings (6-inch opening)

   At K and G Cycles we are riders just like you. We search for products designed for Riders by Riders. Desert Dawgs soft lowers could have only been designed by a rider because of the simplicity involved. There is no way they these could have been hatched in a Board Room or in a Wind Tunnel.

Condor Keeps Your Bike Safe in Transport

   As we get to ride more and more everyday, our thoughts turn to the ideal riding spots or vacations. With the busy lives we lead, it is sometimes more conducive to trailer our bikes to the destination so we have more time to enjoy the area and the scenery it has to offer. K and G Cycles understands this very well and would like to give you a few suggestions to prepare yourself for a successful trip.

sc2000 by Condor, simplifying trailer transportation for your bike.   Whether yo choose to haul your bike in the bed of your truck, on a trailer or in an enclosed trailer, you are going to need something to secure your bike. The good people over at Condor have created this chock for your trailer cleverly called “Simple Chock” The CONDOR SC-2000 Trailer-Only Chock is an all-steel version of the Pit Stop, and has all the same capabilities except it is designed for trailer use only. With it’s patented adjustable cradle, it fits all bikes from dirt bikes and sportbikes, to cruisers and heavy touring bikes, and anything in between, up to 3,000 lbs. It will work on front and rear tires from 14″ to 22″ and 80mm to 230mm. The patented locking mechanism effortlessly and securely supports your motorcycle in an upright position on all transportation platforms. The chock is designed to hold your motorcycle so securely, only one person is needed to load and unload any bike, and only two tie-down straps are required. And you won’t damage your sensitive suspension parts because you never need to over tighten your tie down straps.

   For ease of use, the Trailer Only chock attaches and detaches to your trailer in seconds with four wing nuts. You will be amazed at how secure and safe your ride will be once tied down in the CONDOR wheel chock.The SC-2000 comes complete with all brackets and hardware to mount this unit to your trailer or lift table. The CONDOR SC-2000 folds down for easy storage and weighs only 26+ lbs. It’s dimensions in the upright position are 9” wide, 25” long and 15” high. Once folded, it becomes 9” wide, 25” long and 7” high.

   Simplify your transportation with a trailer only wheel chock by Condor, available at K and G Cycles and enjoy peace of mind when trailering your bike. The SC-2000 Trailer Only Chock from Condor, the chock that makes travel easy.

The Last Battery You’ll Need

   Have you ever had a day that you’ve gotten off work early, stepped outside and noticed it was 82 degrees, sunny, and it was only 1:30pm on Friday. Sounds like a great start to a great ride. Well it could have been if the battery on your motorcycle wasn’t dead.  You call your local dealership and find out an OEM replacement battery will set you back around $170 plus tax, and only comes with a 1 year warranty.  Before buying your next motorcycle battery, why not check out some of the great batteries from Earth-X that are offered here at K and G Cycles.   I am sure, like us, you will be surprised to discover a Lithium battery that offers more features and benefits, along with an industry leading warranty.

   earth x ETX12AEarth-X Lithium batteries come with a 2 year non-prorated warranty. That is 1 year (another riding season) longer than the competitors. They offer approximately 70%-80% weight reduction over your traditional lead acid/AGM battery, extreme temperature operating range, and a LONG service life of roughly 2000 charge/discharge cycles. In addition these batteries offer a longer storage life so in the off season they don’t need to be charged. If you do discharge them, they only need about an hour to fully recharge. Lithium batteries need to have each cell monitored, balanced, and charged, and most manufacturers require you to purchase a separate balancing charger that you have to plug in to do this. Earth-X has an on board microprocessor management system that handles all that. The system monitors each cell, balances the charge, and keeps the cells from overcharging or over dis-charging. This keeps your battery more stable, giving you longer battery life, even more cranking power. Even with all that inner technical wizardry going on, they are environmentally friendly.

  earthx in the boxSo in comparison, the competitors OEM replacement is $170 plus tax with a 1 year warranty, and requires constant monitoring, while the Earth-X replacement with a 2 year warranty starts out at $239, comes with the on board management system, shaves weight, and is “Green”. If you are looking to replace or upgrade your battery, an Earth-X Lithium battery from K and G Cycles  is an excellent choice that is light on weight, heavy on features, is tough enough to offer twice the warranty, and doesn’t require add on purchases.

 Don’t forget to stop in and see these batteries for yourself at the booth located in the heart of K and G Cycles Thunder Alley at Daytona Speedway.

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