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It’s The Time of the Season…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

If the final ride on your bike last season ended with you hopping off and throwing a tarp over the bike (if even), here’s a checklist for making sure the reconnection with your bike this spring isn’t a case of poking the sleeping bear.

Check your owner’s manual:
If you don’t have one, find one online.  Beyond the legalese, it thoroughly explains how the bike works and how to keep it running well.  Read it.

Check your oil:
Did you change the oil shortly before storing it away for the winter?  If so, you’re probably okay.  If you didn’t, maybe a change is in order.  Same goes for the oil filter.

Check your fuel:
Did you put your bike away with a full tank?  Likely not.  If you didn’t, drain the tank.  It’s possible that condensation has formed in the tank, especially if your area had those odd 60 or 70 degree days between freezing temps during November to February. Draining all the remaining fuel and replacing it with fresh gas is the prudent move.

Check your battery:
If there’s no or low juice in your battery, try a trickle charger. Check the fluid levels and give it a slow charge. If you aren’t getting any juice, it’s probably time for a new battery.

Check your tires:
If your winter has had extreme temperature swings, the pressure in your tires has likely responded accordingly.  If you don’t have a pump in your garage, please drive carefully on your trip to the nearest compressed air source. Also check tread depth and sidewalls for dry rot.

Check your brakes:
Check the brake fluid levels, but also think about the last time you changed the fluid. If it’s been a couple years, it’s probably time for a change.  It’s also a good time to check the brake pads.

Check your shine:
If your bike’s been sitting all winter uncovered – or in some case, even if it’s covered – chances are it’s collected some dust.  Give the mirrors, gauges, leather and painted surfaces the once over with a chamois or microfiber cloth.  Better yet, pull out the hose or take it to the local car wash for a full bath. Soak dried-on bug splatter with a hot wet towel to loosen prior to washing.  It will ease the elbow grease required for a thorough cleaning.

If you haven’t already, maybe this is the season you treat yourself (and your buns) to an AIRHAWK.  You can learn how to make this year’s rides a lot more comfortable: http://www.airhawk.net/.  If you already own an AIRHAWK, make sure the pressure is adjusted for best fit and comfort.  See the video story in this e-newsletter for more information.

Here’s hoping for an early spring in your area.  Happy and safe riding.

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High End Products Inc. and AIRHAWK Team Up to Meet Motorcyclists

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Joint Venture

Is smartphone integration the next trend for automobiles?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Smart unveiled their eScooter before the 2010 Paris Auto Show that has smartphone integration. In the eScooter, the smartphone serves as the instrument display for the speedometer, range indicator, navigation system and more. The smartphone is also used to activate the heated handlebars and can locate the scooter via GPS.

Smart's escooter smartphone integrated display

Smart's escooter smartphone integrated display, Photo by Tom Phillips, courtesy of Auto Express

Mini also unveiled their E-Scooter at the Paris Auto Show in September. This scooter uses a smartphone app instead of a key. With GPS, it also informs you when other E-Scooters are near and will automatically flash your headlights when you pass.

Igor Chak

Las Vegas Bikefest Motorcycle Rally

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Join AIRHAWK at Las Vegas Bikefest 2010 from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3. This year’s events include a Hogs & Heifers Saloon Anniversary Party on the 29, a Poker Run and Walk, World’s Strongest Biker competition, a bikini contest,

The ROHO Group is pleased to announce new Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

The ROHO Group, Inc., is the parent company to AIRHAWK and manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, is pleased to announce Pat Chelf as the new Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In his new role, Chelf will assume leadership responsibility for ROHO