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South Dakota abolishes Ape Hanger restrictions

The 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 3-Aug. 9, 2015, will be a lot breezier under the arms. In February 2015, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 85. This abolished South Dakota’s codified law 32-20-3, which mandated a petty offense if the grips on motorcycle handlebars were at or higher than the shoulders while operating on public roads or highways.

South Dakota Handlebar Law AbolishedThese petty offense fines started at $20 and totals were upwards of $120.The new law becomes effective July 1, 2015.

Currently, only one-third of the states have no restrictions on handlebar height. The Federal motorcycle vehicle safety standard 49 CFR 571.123 has no reference … Continue Reading

Bike Week’s Best Kept Secret

The Loop 6When you think of Daytona Bike Week, you think about all the vendors, events and the biker bars.

One of the most spectacular things to do is often overlooked and that’s riding the Loop. It is one of the most majestic rides in Florida and it’s right here in Daytona Beach, starting at the Granada Bridge headed north on John Anderson Drive in Ormond Beach.

The Loop is a 22-mile ride that starts out through a beautiful residential area along the intracoastal waterway, and is then greeted by beautiful trees that cathedral the winding roadway. When you reach High Bridge Road, turning left takes you over the Halifax River and … Continue Reading

Helpful Tips on Maintaining Your Bike’s Battery

Editor’s Note: If it’s advice about battery maintenance that you seek, you’ve come to the right place. James Dean works on our sales technician lines and is a graduate of WyoTech’s American Motorcycle Institute’s Harley program. To find out more about James, read his Meet The Team write-up here on the J&P blog.

For most of us in this country who actually experience winter months, preparing your motorcycle for hibernation requires some action on your part. And that holds particularly true when it comes to battery maintenance.

The first thing to always to remember is you should make or break a battery connection by using the negative cable. This ensures … Continue Reading

2015-04-15T14:51:57+00:00 By |How-To Articles|8 Comments