A simple elastic strap secures the pad to the seat. It's easy to put on and take off for s
H-D Circulator Seat Pad
Now that the warmer months are here, we were looking for something to reduce the effects of heat on our seat. If you are parked outside during the summer, the black, usually non-breathable seat absorbs the day's heat just waiting to unleash all that hotness right where you don't want it. Sure, there are covers that can be placed on the seat while in the sun or there's always the option to park it in the shade, but that's not always easy to do.
We came across the H-D Circulator Seat Pad that sits on top of your existing seat. The 3-D construction of the pad, with a mesh top and non-slip bottom, creates channels for airflow while you are sitting on the pad. Even better, the pad is thin (about 1/4 inch) and won't make you feel like you're sitting on a phonebook. While out riding, you can feel the air move underneath you. So no more sweaty bottom, and no more sticking to the extremely hot seat.
The pad comes in a rider size (51076-10, Large Pad, 16 inches wide, $89.95), and a passenger model as well (51078-10, Passenger Pillion Pad, 13 inches wide, $69.95).
See your local H-D dealer or log onto harley-davidson.com to get more information.
The pad fits perfectly on our Hammock Touring seat. With the Bar and Shield logo and mesh
One Slick Cleaner
If you're like us you don't look forward to having to clean all of the real estate on our big touring rigs. That's especially true after a long ride and too many crispy critters stuck to the front of the bike. We're always looking for an easier way to get the job done.
We came across a product called Slick Offroad Wash that was designed to clean mud-encrusted dirtbikes and ATVs. Slick is a concentrated soap solution that must be diluted with water before use. Each serving of Slick comes in a 6-ounce packet must be mixed with 1 gallon or more of water. The soap is biodegradable and is hard on dirt and bugs, but gentle on grease, meaning your bearings (such as wheel or neck) will retain grease and live a longer and safer life.
We also went with Slick's 1-gallon pump sprayer ($19.99) that makes it simple to mix and apply the soapy goodness. The Slick Super Concentrate can be bought in single packs for about five bucks or in packaged bundles ranging from $30 to $37 with either three or five packs of Slick, plus the pump sprayer, stickers, and a drink coozie. Check out slickoffroad.com or call (808) 456-4566 for more information or to order.
Here is the Slick pump sprayer and three packets of 6-ounce Super Concentrate.
After unscrewing the top of the pump sprayer the packet of Slick was emptied into the
The sprayer was then filled up from the hose before putting the top back on and pumpi
After a 1,000-mile ride, the front of the Victory Cross Country looked terrible. It w
Without pre-rinsing the bike, the Slick Super Concentrate was sprayed liberally over