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Helpul Tips

Picking the Right Windshield

Most riders like to be able to see over their windshields. But in order to do this and still get ample protection, the windshield must reach up between the tip and the bridge of a riders nose. If it doesn't, a rider will experience mild to severe buffeting.
Many riders like looking through their windshields, but what they often fail to account for is rain. When it rains everyone has to look over the top of the windshield in order to see clearly. When choosing a windshield it's vital a rider chooses one that isn't so high that he or she can't comfortably extend themselves to see up over the top of the windshield

              

Tips to Choose the Right Saddlebags

Measure your bike vertical from the bottom of the rear seat to two inches above the exhaust pipes.  This is the maximum height that will clear.

Measure from your turn signals ( if they are located on the fender struts) foward to where you would like the bag to end.  Keep in mind that if you have a passenger the saddlebag should not interfere with their feet.  This is your maximum lenght.

Once this is done you will know if you need to relocate your turn signals from their present location in order to accomodate the saddlebags you want.  With these measurements now you are ready to shop.

 

HELMETS: How To  Help Determine A Proper Fit

Never buy a used helmet or borrow someone else’s helmet. Over time the protective foam in helmets will adjust to the contours of a user’s head. A used or borrowed helmet may not offer as much protection as a new helmet.
Wearing the wrong size helmet can increase your risk of serious injury or death in an accident. A helmet that is too large for your head may be dislodged or knocked off in an accident. To select the right size helmet for your head, follow these instructions:
 
1. Measure your head. Wrap a tape measure around your head about one inch (2.5 cm) above your eyebrows.
 
2. Use the sizing chart provided by most manufacturers to select the helmet size that corresponds most closely to your head measurement. If your head size falls between two helmet sizes, try on the larger helmet first and then the smaller size. 
 
3. Try on the helmet by grasping both chin straps to pull the helmet completely onto your head, ensuring that the top of your head is in contact with the top of the helmet interior.
 
4. Check for a proper fit. To make sure your helmet is the right size, check that:
 
• The helmet inner lining fits snugly around your head.
• The top pad presses firmly on your head.
• The cheek pads contact your cheeks. Not applicable for Beanies
• There is no space around your brow under the inner lining. 
Test this by trying to insert your fingers. If the helmet does not fit snugly, try on a smaller size.
 
5. Check your field of vision when trying on a helmet. Some helmets may obstruct or block your vision when looking left, right, up, or down. Always make sure you can see well enough to safely operate your motorcycle.
 
6. Test the helmet fit by placing your hands on each side of the helmet. While holding your head as motionless as possible, try rotating your helmet from left to right then up and down. If you can feel the helmet padding sliding on your head, it is too big, try a size smaller. You should feel the helmet move the skin on your head and face as you try to move the helmet.
 
7. Fasten the retention system (chin strap) as tight as possible under your jaw without causing pain. There must be no slack in the strap, and the strap must be tight up against your jaw. Click to view the helmet retention system.
 
8. Test the retention system (chin strap)
 
Put your hands on the back of the helmet and try to push the helmet off by rotating it forward.
Put your hands on the front of the helmet above your forehead (or on the chin guard) and try to push the helmet off by rotating backward. If helmet comes off, try another size or another model or brand.
Repeat steps 3 through 8 until you find a helmet that fits your head snugly and securely.

 

Understanding Handlebar Measurements

QUICK REFERENCE NON-SHROUDED FRONT FORK DIAMETER CHART FOR CLAMPS

Universal: 39mm Diameter Fork Tubes; H-D: '91-'05 Dyna Models (except Wide Glide), '82-'00 FXR Models, '86-'15 XL Sportster Models; Honda: '96-'07 Shadow 600 VLX Models

 

Universal: 41mm Fork Tubes; H-D: '93-'05 FXDWG Wide Glide Models, '84-'15 FX Softail Models (except Springer Models);

 

Universal:49mm Fork Tubes; H-D: '06-'15 Dyna Models (except Switchback), '02-'11 V Rod (except Models with Inverted Forks)

Metric: QUICK REFERENCE—STOCK FRONT FORK DIAMETER CHART FOR MOUNTING CLAMPS ABOVE THE TRIPLE TREES
1. VTX1300 C 41mm
2. Spirit 750 41mm
3. Spirit 1100 41mm
4. VLX600 39mm
5. Vulcan 900 41mm
6. V-Star 1100 Custom 41mm
7. V-Star 650 Custom 41mm
8. Bolt 41mm
9. VTX1800 C/F/R/S/T 56mm
10. Mean Streak 1600 54mm
11. M50 Boulevard 55mm
12. M109R 58mm
13. Warrior 54mm
14. Victory Hammer 56mm
15. Victory Kingpin 56mm