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This podcast is all about the law abiding biker (LAB). We talk about the world of motorcycling, motorcycles, ride reviews, equipment reviews, motorcycle law and issues, motorcycle clubbing, motorcycle news, motorcycle television and media, the motorcycle industry, smart phone app reviews, and so much more. We are the majority of bikers on the roads after all. You know, the "99%ers", and we are who the motorcycle industry looks to for product development and design, so let's be heard. This is ...
 
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Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Since creating Law Abiding Biker™ Media about 8 years ago, I have had the opportunity to meet so many awesome bikers within the motorcycle community. This community is so giving and has helped us so much along the way. There are so many unique backgrounds and life stories within the community. I lov…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We spent the entire day installing 12" aftermarket handlebars on a 2020 Indian Challenger. The stock handlebars on these bikes are not comfortable for many riders and many just don't like the look of them. In this episode, we break down what you need to know if you're considering this handlebar inst…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We spent the day installing aftermarket front suspension on Oscar's 2013 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited. Of course, we filmed the entire project and it will eventually release on our YouTube Channel so make sure you're subscribed! In this episode, Oscar and I generally discuss the different options f…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com About a year ago, Big Daddy Kane switched from a two-wheel Harley Ultra Limited to a Harley Tri-Glide trike. He was hoping that the trike would better serve his needs due to a few underlying medical issues. Well, there's only one way to find out, and that's to get a trike and ride the heck out of it…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Harley-Davidson recently flew me to Sturgis to test ride and review the Pan America, their first adventure motorcycle. It was a very quick 4-day trip, 2 of those days being travel days. Understand, Harley-Davidson paid for the flights, meals, and lodging. However, no contract was mentioned or signed…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Big Daddy Kane, Lurch, and I have a great time in this podcast episode talking about the Law Abiding Biker Store. We have built the store from the ground up over many years now. It is much hard work running the store but knowing that we're serving the biker community makes it all worth it. We really…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I had the pleasure of talking with Peter Hemmerich, owner of Butt Buffer, which is a company that produces high-quality medical-grade motorcycle seat cushions for riders. See my Butt Buffer Overview Video Here Peter first reached out to Law Abiding Biker™ Media in the spring of 2020 and we learned o…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We spent a day filming and installing front speakers and amplifier on a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special and a 2015 Road Glide Special. The components we used are from a company called Soundz Bagger Audio. We had never heard of this company until several years ago when they came out with a …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this podcast episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Paul James, Sr. Manager of Public Relations at Harley-Davidson, and Mike Case, Group Chief Engineer for Vehicle Platforms at Harley-Davidson about the Pan America, Harley's first dive into the adventure motorcycle market. To get up to speed…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we catch up with Anthony Price, executive director of the Gold Star Ride Foundation. It was back on September 16, 2019, when I first talked with Anthony Price in Episode 217 of the Law Abiding Biker Podcast. He has been very busy since that interview. You should definitely take a li…
 
How do you deal with a toxic motorcycle club member that is making things difficult within? As a member or leader within the club, how do you deal with this before it ruins a club or more members leave because of it? We talk about this in great depth in this episode and it is based on a voicemail we received asking the question. You can leave us a …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com If you haven't been watching the adventure, dual-sport, enduro, and dirt motorcycle markets here in 2021 you really should. Just be careful, because there are so many new bikes and models coming out it will make your head spin. The manufacturers are putting new models out like never before. Oscar is…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Since creating Law Abiding Biker™ Media about 8 years ago, I have had the opportunity to meet so many awesome bikers within the motorcycle community. This community is so giving and has helped us so much along the way. There are so many unique backgrounds and life stories within the community. I lov…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Since creating Law Abiding Biker™ Media about 8 years ago, I have had the opportunity to meet so many awesome bikers within the motorcycle community. This community is so giving and has helped us so much along the way. There are so many unique backgrounds and life stories within the community. I lov…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com This article is written by Richard Kane, “Big Daddy Kane” or “BDK”, as many of you know him as. Since the very first motorcycle was built, motorcycles have enacted a passion in people. Whether it is the thrill of the ride, the sense of adventure or just the feeling of getting away from the norm from…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Harley-Davidson released their first adventure touring motorcycle, the Pan America, on February 22, 2021, via a scheduled YouTube video release. The video was a short documentary of sorts highlighting the history of Harley-Davidson. It then moved into the Pan America reveal but lacked overall inform…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com If you've ever been curious about getting and flying a drone to capture cool shots of your motorcycle rides or experiences, this is the episode for you. Many may think you can just buy a drone and that it's really easy. That's not true, as there are so many different drones and each one has its stro…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, Lurch and I go over some awesome new progressive motorcycle riding gear we personally selected that we tested during our ride to and while we were at Sturgis 2020. Riding gear has come along way since I first started riding many years ago and I love testing and reviewing it for the …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I had the pleasure of talking with Ron Moore Jr. in this episode about his upcoming motorcycle ride and his fight for those veterans and first responders that suffer from PTSD. He served 5 years of active duty in the United States Air Force and then became a paramedic and served his community for 7 …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this podcast episode, I explain what you need to know about the new 2021 Harley-Davidson model line-up. These were all revealed at Harley's first-ever global virtual launch event held online on January 19, 2021. I put a video out on our YouTube Channel shortly after the event. SEE VIDEO-The Real …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Harley-Davidson has been making a ton of changes to the overall company structure in 2020. I've released several highly viewed videos on our YouTube channel in reference to this subject and I'll list them below along with some related podcast episodes we've done. It seems the temporary CEO, Jochen Z…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I had the pleasure of speaking with Mallory Dobbs of Olympia, Washington in this episode about motorcycle road racing. Mallory Dobbs is a 26-year-old female motorcycle road racer from Olympia Washington. Since she was 10 years old she's ridden and shown horses all across the United States. After sho…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I interviewed Patron Member Matt Haywood from Merced California in this episode. I met Matt in person at the Law Abiding Biker 2020 West Coast Patron Member meetup and ride event. I learned Matt is no stranger to back pain and issues. But, he still rides long distances and has quite a few tips and t…
 
The Law Abiding Biker Crew has decided we will be heading out from Washington State for a long group motorcycle ride in 2021 and will ultimately end up in California for quite a few days! Many of the crew here at LAB will be coming and we're really looking forward to this. California 2021, here we come! Additionally, we'll be hosting our yearly Law…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com This is part two of a two-part series and is all about our 2020 Sturgis, SD motorcycle trip. In August 2020, members of Law Abiding Biker™ Media along with members of the Sworn Few LEMC embarked on a 9 day, 3200-mile, 5 state cross-country motorcycle trip. This trip would take us out of Washington S…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com This is part one of a two-part series and is all about our 2020 Sturgis, SD motorcycle trip. In August 2020, members of Law Abiding Biker™ Media along with members of the Sworn Few LEMC embarked on a 9 day, 3200-mile, 5 state cross-country motorcycle trip. This trip would take us out of Washington S…
 
Official website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com For some time Harley-Davidson has had an oil transfer or migration problem on certain touring models and they are still trying to figure it out. Listen in to this entire podcast episode to learn what it's all about and how to diagnose it. In this written article below are just the highlights. I try …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Harley-Davidson recently announced they will not be releasing the Bronx Streetfighter as promised later this year. Remember, this was the street racer style bike that was supposed to have the new liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine with 117 HP and 70 pound-foot of torque. Harley says the Streetfight…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Sturgis Jeff was a career law enforcement officer and has now retired! He certainly has more time to ride his motorcycle now and I'm jealous. In this episode, I have a conversation about Jeff's LEO career and what his retirement life is like. Retirement must be good because Jeff just bought a new 20…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In late June 2020 history was made. Patron member Brad Johnston from Redmond, Oregon organized and hosted the first-ever Law Abiding Biker Patron Member Organized Meetup & Ride on the west coast! Every year, Law Abiding Biker™ Media organizes its own member meet up and ride but this particular ride …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com It's well known that Harley has been struggling for some time and sales have been declining steadily year to year. There’s just not a big demand for the bigger expensive touring bikes that make up the core of its model line. The company’s loyal base of older customers, who drove a Harley revival dur…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Harley has been trying to reach a broader customer base as it’s certainly important to their future existence. So, back in July 2018, Harley announced its “More Roads to Harley” strategy. If you haven’t already, you should really get up to speed and watch my video on CEO Matthew Levatich quitting an…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com There is an ongoing oil sumping issue with some Harley-Davidson motorcycles equipped with the 2017-2019 Milwaukee-Eight motor and you should definitely be aware of so you know if your bike is affected. Oil sumping or wet sumping is a condition where oil, instead of returning to the oil tank, builds …
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I recently received an email from Harley-Davidson. The email said, "watch hours of video footage on Harley-Davidson TV. We're kicking it off with a never before seen documentary about Wille G Davidson." So, I headed over to check it out. I think Harley-Davidson is trying new things with the recent r…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We upgraded a 2016 Ultra-Limited that had the older Harley-Davidson Boom Box Infotainment 6.5 GT to the new Boom Box GTS, which came out on the 2019 and newer Harley touring models. We filmed the install and will release that video on our Y0uTube channel, so get subscribed right away. (see our insta…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we discuss long distance street motorcycle riding and everything that surrounds it. Long distance riding is such a broad subject, so Squid and I keep it narrowly focused on our experiences over the years and what works and what doesn't work. Squid and I have both tested a bunch of s…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, Lurch and I go over some awesome new progressive motorcycle riding gear we personally selected that we will be testing on our ride to and while we're at Sturgis 2020. Riding gear has come along way since I first started riding many years ago and I love testing and reviewing it for t…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Having ridden street bikes for many years now, I wanted to also get into adventure and off-road riding. So, after much thought and research, I selected the Kawasaki KLR 650 as my first adventure bike. I found a nice barely used 2018 KLR for sale and bought it in the fall of 2019. Oscar and I drove f…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Setting your motorcycle suspension sag by adjusting preload on your rear shocks is very important. It affects the geometry of your motorcycle and how it handles overall. This doesn't need to be a complicated process as many make it seem in other online videos and articles. We're here to break it dow…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We explain how to easily test your motorcycle battery & charging system using a simple inexpensive digital multimeter right in your very own shop or garage. No need to go running to a dealership to spend money. Be in the know on whether you actually need a new motorcycle battery or not. Or you may f…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I'm excited to announce that on March 11, 2020, at 6:15 pm (PST) the Law Abiding Biker YouTube Channel hit 100k subscribers! I knew it was getting close, so I pulled up a website that counts YouTube channel, real-time subscribers. But the catch is that the counter only turns at intervals of 100. Tha…
 
Official website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com Matthew Levatich, the CEO of Harley-Davidson since 2015, stepped down recently. As he left, Levatich said, “I am proud of what we have achieved during my time as CEO, in one of the most challenging periods in our history.” It's well known that Harley has been struggling for some time and sales have …
 
I am always testing a ton of different progressive motorcycle riding gear behind the scenes here at Law Abiding Biker Media. I eventually get around to reviewing each piece of gear on our YouTube Channel. But, it can take me some time to get the reviews released. In this podcast episode, I share with you my top 6 favorite motorcycle riding gear ite…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com We were filming a Harley handlebar install on Popeye's new 2019 Street Glide. It was a long day and somehow when putting the ignition back on it got misaligned, which is a frustrating issue, to say the least. Then we checked my Street Glide Special to cross-check it and try to figure out what went w…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com When Harley announced it's new updated Boom Box GTS Infotainment System it was equipping the 2019 & newer models with, they failed to make a kit so that owners of 2014 to 2018 Harley's could upgrade from the older version of the Boom Box system if they chose. This infuriated many Harley owners. A co…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, I had a chance to speak with Patron Member Brad Johnston of Redmond, Oregon. I had the pleasure of meeting Brad in person last year at the Official Law Abiding Biker Patron Member ride and meetup event in Salt Lake City, Utah. As Law Abiding Biker Media continues to grow so does the…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this podcast episode, guest Timothy White opens up about his very serious motorcycle accident which was ultimately caused by equipment. He was struck by two different cars and had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. His near-death motorcycle accident happened many years a…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this episode, we discuss a bunch of motorcycle movies you may want to watch if you ever find yourself stuck at home with time on your hands. It had been a while, but I was able to get Matt Pass from California on a mic and we had a blast catching up. Of course, you should first turn to the Law Ab…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com In this podcast, we explain the Harley-Davidson Reflex Defensive Rider System or "RDRS". This RDRS upgrade is a $995 option for the Harley touring line-up except for the Electra Glide Standard. Within this RDRS system are 6 components. Understand, that Harley has had a reflex linked braking system a…
 
Official Website: https://www.lawabidingbiker.com I have ridden street bikes and Harley-Davidson motorcycles for many years now. I still love street riding and cross country riding. However, I love all motorcycles and am also getting into adventure and/or dual-sport motorcycle riding in addition to street. I bought a Kawasaki KLR 650 for my first a…
 
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