VIDEO & BLOG-In this video I teach you step-by-step how to properly fold and roll your leather motorcycle biker chaps into a tight and neat “chap pack”. I am not the creator of this method of folding your chaps, but I wanted to pass it on to you in an understandable tutorial video and blog, such as we do here at Law Abiding Biker Media.
In this video I show you how to fold your motorcycle chaps into a rolled chap pack over my Harley Davidson Motorcycle seat. This is typically how you will be folding and rolling your chaps into a chap pack, so I wanted to show you this way on the video.
It will be uncommon to be folding your biker chaps or rolling a chap pack on a clean floor or in a house on a table, but you may before you leave for a long trip. However, once you are out for your motorcycle trip or ride, you will need to know how to roll and fold your chaps into a chap pack on the go and draped over your motorcycle seat.
Okay-so if you are like me, my motorcycle biker chaps take up much room in my saddlebag. Additionally, they are usually just folded over themselves in a clump and are always in the way when I go to remove something else from my saddle bags. Often times I have to pull my chaps out of the saddle bag to get at other items buried underneath. When I do so, other things come flying out with them and onto the ground. The club I am with, the Sworn Few LEMC, ride our motorcycles long distance and for many days at a time. So, we have to get into our saddlebags many times a day during a club trip to get at our chaps or items buried underneath them. Often times my biker chaps are buried in my motorcycle touring bag, so I don’t want to dig for them. Yah, I’m a bit lazy at times. I keep them buried in my touring bag to keep them out of my saddle bags.
Further, I have purposely left the house without my biker chaps before on day long motorcycle rides, only to wish I would have brought them along when the cold or rain sets in. I have left without them, because of the very reasons I have stated above. Chaps are often times a hassle to carry and store on my motorcycle. So, I figure I can just get by without them. And what a mistake that has been!
Finally, a simple way to fold, roll, and store you motorcycle chaps into a “chap pack”. After learning this simple little skill, you will no longer be burdened with your motorcycle chaps taking up space, being unorganized, and having other important items buried underneath them. I now take my motorcycle chaps everywhere after I roll them into a simple little chap pack. Learning this technique is easy once you watch the free tutorial video.
Folding and rolling your biker chaps into a chap pack or chap roll makes them very compact in size, so they fit just about anywhere. Additionally, using the chap pack and roll method allows the chaps to snap together using the snaps already right on your chaps! How convenient is this? They will not come apart when moving them around anymore!
You can also use the biker chap pack or chap roll to put behind your back for extra support or a passenger under the knees to relieve pressure on those long rides. With the motorcycle chap pack or chap roll snapped together in a tight little roll, you can move them around very easily to get at other items in your saddlebags or trunk! No more pulling out messy motorcycle chaps and pulling out other items along with them only to fall on the ground. No more leaving home without your motorcycle chaps. You never know when you will need your chaps.
Check out this free how to video tutorial on making a motorcycle chap pack or chap roll. It is a step-by-step tutorial video and you will definitely be able to make a chap pack or chap roll after watching.
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VIDEO & BLOG-In this tutorial video I show you how to adjust your manual rear suspension on your Harley Davidson touring model. I am using a 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special in this video, but the manual suspension has been used on other models. Additionally, in the video and this blog I provide you with a recommended Preload Settings chart.
I had a 2011 Harley Street Glide prior to purchasing my 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special which had adjustable air type rear suspension. I must say that my Street Glide Special rides much smoother with this new manual adjust type rear suspension. I prefer the ease of the manual suspension preload adjustment knob system on my Street Glide Special much better. I don’t have to carry around a small air pump to adjust my rear suspension when I am out and about and changing my load weight like I did with my 2011 Street Glide. Now I just turn the knob and I am on my way.
The manual suspension preload adjustment knob is under the left saddle bag. You only need to adjust this knob to adjust the entire rear suspension system on the Street Glide Special. There is no knob under the right saddle bag.
Here are some simple instructions:
- Remove the left saddlebag.
- Rotate the preload adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops. The stopped position is the minimum preload.
- Rotate the preload adjustment knob clockwise the recommended number of turns (see table below) to increase the preload for the total weight of the rider, passenger, and cargo. The knob clicks at each half turn.
- Install the left saddlebag.
Recommended Preload Settings Chart:
|# OF TURNS||LOAD||# OF TURNS||LOAD|
|1||Less than 220 lb (100 kg)||10||310 lb (141 kg)|
|2||220 lb (100 kg)||11||320 lb (145 kg)|
|3||240 lb (109 kg)||12||330 lb (145 kg)|
|4||250 lb (113 kg)||13||340 lb (154 kg)|
|5||260 lb (118 kg)||14||350 lb (159 kg)|
|6||270 lb (122 kg)||15||360 lb (163 kg)|
|7||280 lb (127 kg)||16||370 lb (168 kg)|
|8||290 lb (132 kg)||17||380 lb (172 kg)|
|9||300 lb (136 kg)||18||390 lb (177 kg)|
|——||—————————||19||400 lb (181 kg)|
**Load includes the total weight of the rider, passenger, riding gear, accessories and cargo**
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PODCAST-In this episode we really try and break through the confusion on all these aftermarket motorcycle electronic fuel injection (EFI) boxes and gadgets that are for sale on the market out there. It can be awfully confusing and daunting to most, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. We know that after you listen to this podcast episode you will feel much more comfortable with the subject and hopefully learn a lot. We are learning just like you and trying to take all the confusion out of mapping the fuel injection on your motorcycle with these aftermarket products. We have actually utilized some of these products and are going to try others.
We open this episode with a small snippet of a song from Johnny Cash called “The man comes around.” This song is awesome and stands the test of time. Make sure to purchase the song if you like it.
You will have a good idea after listening to this podcast episode whether or not you want to go down this motorcycle electronic fuel injection (EFI) mapping road. For some it is not necessary and for others it is an exciting journey that has endless possibilities for fine tuning your motorcycle! Do you want more low end or top end power for your motorcycle? Are the prices for these motorcycle EFI tuning gadgets worth it? Should I just get the standard Harley Davidson EFI download into my Electronic Control Module (ECM)? Should I trust all these aftermarket EFI tuners? Are some motorcycle EFI tuners better than others? What is a motorcycle auto tuner? Do all these aftermarket EFI tuners work with each other/cross platform? Can I take my EFI tuner with me when I sell my motorcycle? Do I need a laptop computer to use an EFI tuner? Do I need an smartphone or tablet to use an EFI tuner? We answer these and many other questions you may have about motorcycle electronic fuel injection (EFI) tuners and auto tuners. This topic is endless and we tried to break it down for you. We will likely have to do one or two follow up episodes on this topic, but this will get your started for certain.
There are so many motorcycle electronic motorcycle (EFI) tuners out there on the market. To break it down a bit for you we discuss Harley Davidson’s Screaming Eagle electronic fuel injection (EFI) race tuner, the Dyno Jet Power Commander V tuner, the Dyno Jet auto tuner kit and the Vance & Hines Fuel Pak 3 (FP3).
Law Abiding Biker has already released a video on installing the Dyno Jet Power Commander V, so CLICK HERE to check it out. We will be releasing a video in the future after we test out the Dyno Jet EFI motorcycle auto tuner, so keep checking back. We may also test out the Vance & Hines FuelPak 3 motorcycle fuel injection tuner for you and give you our true opinions. The FuelPak 3 claims to be an all in one solution and pairs with your iPhone, iPad, or Android device for real time tuning and information.
The Dyno Jet Power Commander V prices at around $379. If you want to add the additional Dyno Jet Auto Tuner you will spend around another $399. The Vance and Hines Fuel Pak 3 all in one solution prices at around $350, but it may not have all the functionality. Of course there is the Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle EFI tuner, but our opinion is to stay away and we explain why on this podcast episode. Simply put, you just need to listen to get the whole scoop.
Anyways, we will continue to test these motorcycle electronic fuel injection (EFI) tuners, boxes, and gadgets. We will follow up with videos, podcasts, and blogs. So you will want to keep checking back.
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- Law Abiding Biker Power Commander V Install Tutorial Video
- Vance & Hines FuelPak FP3 Promo Video
- Power Commander V Overview
- Power Commander Auto Kit Overview
We briefly discuss the ridiculous and completely fictional show “Devil’s Ride.” Unfortunately, it returned for a second season only to screw up our regular viewing of the Discovery Channel. The Discovery Channel ought to be ashamed to air a show like the Devil’s Ride and for trying to pass it off as a “reality show”. It is so far from reality it’s pitiful.
Kurt Sutter, creator of the truly fictional FX Network Television Show Sons of Anarchy, blasts the creator of the Devil’s Ride on Twitter recently. Sutter sent out a tweet to his followers. In it, he wondered if “The Devil’s Ride” had been canceled or not and questioned the legitimacy of the clubs that take part in the show. That didn’t sit well with a member of the Laffing Devils, who are also on Twitter.
“Is ‘Devil’s Ride’ still on? my thespians are harder than these bitches. don’t take my word, ask any OMC in the fucking world,” Sutter writes on Twitter. One of the Devils, who goes by Mad Max responded with, “Fuck you you talk a lot of shit from that key board [sic],” completely ignoring that he was in fact typing his message on a keyboard. Sutter offered a simple, “you’re just jealous because i can spell.”
Sutter, had more things to say about the show and said, “If your MC has agreed to become a show, you are now reality TV stars. you’ve traded legacy/pride for cash/fame. And you are in my circus,” and, “I may have to buy all the devils chocolate valentine hearts. Their feelings are so hurt. Especially the fat one from ‘The Wonder Years.”
The “fat one from “The Wonder Years” is Jason Hervey, who played Wayne Arnold on the long-running series. He also happens to be the creator of “Devils Ride” and has a message of his own for Sutter, also delivered via Twitter. ”Man U talk shit. U put ur cast in front of u, but not u?” he tweeted. ”EP Vs. EP. Anytime. Get urs, will get mine.”
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VIDEO & BLOG-You have found the most complete and thorough step by step instructional guide and tutorial video on how to use the Harley Davidson Ride Planner. Harley Davidson Ride Planner is an awesome feature that has been built into their main website. Harley Davidson Ride Planner can be useful no matter what kind of motorcycle you ride, American or metric. Anyone can sign up on the Harley Davidson website and create a Ride Planner account with a simple username and password.
In reference to supported external and integrated Harley Davidson GPS systems, here are two other videos you may be interested in from Law Abiding Biker Media:
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If you haven’t used the free Harley Ride Planner to route and map your next motorcycle ride, then I strongly suggest you start and this is a good place to do so. The motorcycle club I am in, the Sworn Few LEMC, uses the Harley Ride Planner to map all our motorcycle trips. Within Ride Planner is a community of riders and it allows me to look at other rides/trips that users have created and the ability for me to share my rides with them. I can even incorporate other riders shared rides right into my ride. You can also plan and route a ride with Harley Ride Planner and then email it to a friend, who can then store it in their Harley Davidson Ride Planner account. So, it is more than just a tool to map and route your next motorcycle ride. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be a motorcycle ride, as you can route any road trip!
In this Harley Davidson Ride & Route Planner Map Tutorial Video & Guide, I teach you everything you need to know. There is much to know within Harley Ride Planner and I have taken much time to figure it all out for you. So, don’t give yourself a headache or get frustrated, as I really break it down for you. Once you watch the video, you will certainly feel comfortable using Harley Ride Planner.
I start with the basics in this Harley Davidson Ride Planner Tutorial Video, so if you don’t consider yourself really “tech savvy” then have no worries. I teach to how to plan a simple motorcycle ride and then how to upload it to your supported external GPS device or into the new integrated Harley Davidson Boom Box Infotainment System. I utilize quality screen recordings of my desktop computer, so it is like you are right with me. You can watch the video, pause it, try it yourself, and then come back to the video! It is like I am right there with you and guiding you through each step. It doesn’t matter if you are using MAC or PC, as Harley Ride Planner is designed for both!
Further, using the Harley Davidson Ride Planner, I will show you even the most advanced features if you are so inclined to use them. Some users will want to go further and will use some of the more advanced features of the Harley Ride Planner and I certainly don’t want to leave them out either. Personally, I use Harley Ride Planner to it’s fullest potential. This video is a complete start to finish production and will satisfy all motorcycle riders.
You will learn how to route a trip, drop blocks, delete blocks, create waypoints, name waypoints, check distance, check ride time, manipulate routes to hit awesome roads, manipulate waypoints, delete waypoints, book a hotel, find other users routed rides, incorporate them into your ride plan, find events, and everything else in between. Harley Ride Planner has a fairly solid user interface and I am here to show you how to use it in an easy to understand format.
Once we create a ride plan using Harley Davidson Ride Planner, I then teach you how to easily get it from your desktop or laptop computer onto your supported external GPS device or onto your integrated Harley Davidson Boom Box Infotainment System. Once on your GPS device, you are ready to go. You can store multiple rides on your GPS device, so you are ready to ride for the year. So, we go from desktop computer screen recordings and then straight to a recording while sitting on my Harley Davidson motorcycle. I show you how to upload your ride plans directly into the Harley Davidson Boom Box Infotainment System from there. Don’t forget, I also go into how to upload your ride plans into a supported external GPS device.
So, stop thinking or worrying about using this awesome free tool, the Harley Davidson Ride Planner. This is a free tool every motorcycle rider should be using to plan and route their motorcycle trips. Let’s all share and borrow awesome rides by getting involved with the Harley Ride Planner community!
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VIDEO & BLOG-This is a Law Abiding Biker Podcast & Media (LAB) Production. In this video we teach you step by step w/o skipping any steps how to install the K&N Aircharger air intake to your Harley Davidson motorcycle. K&N Part #63-1122P.
You must remap your fuel injection system with a Harley Davidson download at your dealership when changing air intakes or exhaust systems. Or you can buy a product such as the Dyno Jet Power Commander V that hooks to your Electronic Control Module and remaps your fuel injection.
If you choose the Power Commander V, then check out our install tutorial video!
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After watching this video you won’t have any problems installing the K&N Aircharger air intake to your Harley Davidson motorcycle. K&N Part #63-1122P.
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PODCAST-In this episode we get deep into what you may want to know about joining the Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club-LEMC. This episode is very informational and will speak to any Law Abiding Biker. Whether you want to join a Law Abiding Biker (LAB) Club, the Sworn Few LEMC, you are already a member of a LAB club, , another LEO club, a civilian club, a mixed club, or you are curious about what club entrance standards your club might want to have, then you will want to listen for sure! This blog also has much information to offer.
Due to requests, we wanted to put this episode out to answer any questions people may have about some of the requirements to be considered to join an established Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Chapter or to start a new Sworn Few LEMC Chapter. As most of you know by now, Ryan Urlacher the owner/founder and hosts of the Law Abiding Biker (LAB) Podcast, are all full-time Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s) and members of the Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club-LEMC. From now on, persons showing interest in joining the Sworn Few LEMC or showing interest will be directed to this podcast episode first.
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SWORN FEW LEMC:
Thanks for your interest in the Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club (LEMC). We truly appreciate your interest in our club. There is much to discuss reference a possible chapter in your area or your interest in joining an established chapter and it would need to be done via a personal phone call. There is just too much information and/or questions to answer via email, so send make sure you provide us with your full name and a call back phone number. To contact the Sworn Few LEMC-CLICK HERE. We have processes and protocols in place for handling new chapter and membership requests. We must tell you that it is quite a commitment and process to make it all the way into the Sworn Few LEMC brotherhood & nothing is guaranteed or given. Everything is earned through honesty, brotherhood, hard work, dedication, integrity, and professionalism.
The Sworn Few LEMCabsolutely doesn’t care about club/chapter numbers, but we are certainly open to adding the highest quality of members (true brothers). We have made very firm decisions to move forward cautiously and follow our protocols.
Unfortunately, we see too many LEMC’s growing way too fast and membership comes extremely easy. There is no pride in something that comes easy or is given away. Also, with that sort of rapid growth comes many problems that we will avoid at all costs in the SFMC. Many LEMC’s are popping up all over and they only care about numbers and don’t properly screen or evaluate their membership. Actions of some of those LEO club members have put a negative light on us all. The simple fact that one is a LEO certainly does not make them a good LEMC member.
Simply put, many just don’t want to put in the actual time, work, and commitment that is necessary to establish a Sworn Few LEMC chapter or to become a member, and that’s okay with us. The Sworn Few LEMC’s standards are set very high for a reason. We have very clear visions about the future of this club and protecting its integrity. Only those that have truly sought and obtained full SFMC membership will ever feel that kind of pride and brotherhood. It simply can’t be put into words. Also know that we don’t have any, nor will we ever have so-called “Nomads” in the SFMC. There will never be one SFMC member in an area. The SFMC is first and foremost about brotherhood and you can’t have that if someone is a “Nomad” and a loner.
To get started with a possible chapter you would need 4 minimum and 6 maximum TRUE brothers that you fully trust, respect, and know well to even be considered to start an SFMC “support crew”, which is the first step in our process should that happen. Please understand that we are certainly not trying to scare you away whatsoever. We don’t recruit for members like some LEMC’s and any member you see has come to us on their own seeking membership.
After reading this blog and listening to this Law Abiding Biker Podcast Episode you are absolutely convinced we may be the club for you, then send us an email with your full name and phone number. We can then schedule a time for a one on one phone call from a Sworn Few Law Enforcement Club Mother Chapter Officer.
PODCAST-In this episode of the Law Abiding Biker/Motorcycle Podcast we talk about an array of topics. Did Fonzie from the TV show Happy Days really ride a motorcycle? Does he ride a motorcycle now? Henry Winkler was the actor that played Fonzie on Happy Days and a character that we all came to know and love. He played the tough “biker” type. Here is a direct link to an article reference Fonzie along with a YouTube link:
We opened the show with a little snippet of an awesome song called “Remember the Name”. You can get it on iTunes and elsewhere.
Song: Remember the name (2005)
Artist: Fort Minor (feat. Styles of Beyond)
Album: The Rising Tied (Deluxe Version)
I found a great video on Facebook. It is an awesome way for bikers/motorcyclists to fold their chaps, so that they take less room in your saddle bags. Additionally, she shows how to roll them and fold them in a way that they then snap together, keeping them rolled tightly. You really must see this video. I shared the video on the Law Abiding Biker Facebook Page and put it below for your viewing.
We also play a voicemail from a long time supporter of the Law Abiding Biker/Motorcycle Podcast, Greg Gaxiola. Thanks Greg for your continued support!
We go over some ongoing comments on the Law Abiding Biker Media website in reference to my 2014 Street Glide Special review and video. The community is really helping each other out and there is much good information, so check it out! My 2014 Street Glide Special does have adjustable rear shocks. Their is a knob/dial behind the left saddlebag that you can turn to make the suspension softer or firmer. I have not played with this yet, but will in the future and report back. The regular Street Glide has adjustable rear air shocks that you need a bicycle stye pump for. I believe the valve stem to adjust the air shocks is also between the left saddle bag and rear fender. That’s where it was on my 2011 Street Glide anyways.
Last, we review an IOS App called GroupMe. The motorcycle club I am in, Sworn Few Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, has utilized the GroupMe App since our inception and find it to be a very useful tool for us to conduct all kinds of club business. GroupMe is a free private chatting app. You can set up as many different groups as you want and assign a photo to each. Each person can also assign themselves a photo. Additionally, you can single a person out of a group and then just talk with them one on one.
The GrouMe app has worked flawlessly for our motorcycle club and it is always updated. They have even added some cool new features. You’ll have to listen to this podcast episode to get the whole scoop and review.
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