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We're Back!


Yes, it's about time.

It's true, we are back. Not that we really went anywhere, just our little newsletter did. One afternoon it wandered out for a ride and never returned. We heard through the grapevine that it is currently in Mongolia, so we decided to just make a new one! Every other month you will received a full-blown newsletter like this one with the latest news and info from your friends here at ProCycle. In the months between the big newsletters, we will drop you a quick note letting you know about our latest additions to the website and any other important tidbits. If you want to really stay on top of goings on here, Like us on Facebook and Instagram.

     ProCycle Beer Mug

     Logo looks great with a light IPA or a dark Stout!

To celebrate the return of the ProCycle Newsletter, we had a bunch of custom beer mugs printed! What better way to celebrate than to read your monthly newsletter with a cold one next to you in an awesome 'Today's Schedule' mug. The artwork is screen printed on a 12 oz. mug with the image on BOTH sides. Perfect for backyard BBQ's, that Super Bowl party or wherever you want to show your colors. Click here to get yours for JUST $10.95! How about a Mug and a matching T-shirt for ONLY $24.95! This special package price will only go to Valentine's Day. Get your significent other a mug and shirt as well. This will help keep them from getting too upset on those days you choose to follow the schedule.

Aussie Invasion


B&B Off Road Engineering visits ProCycle.

By: Drummond E.

ProCycle took a big step near the end of 2017 and signed up to be the US Distributor for the incredible products made by B&B Off Road Engineering in Australia. These folks have been in business for years and make some of the finest aluminum products you have ever seen. True workmanship in every detail, from design to implementation.

It all started when the owner, Gareth, built his first bash plate for his TT350. Years of fabrication in the aluminum industry gave him the skills and his love of motorcycles gave him the direction. After the TT350, he purchased a XR400, and of course it needed a bash plate. So he built one. Then it needed to be tricked out a bit so he built a custom aluminum subframe, airbox and fuel tank so he could adorn the machine with CR250 plastics and seat. The motor was far from stock and this machine ran in the Australian National 4-stroke Series. As you can imagine, it turned more than a few heads and in no time B&B Off Road Engineering was launched.

Now Gareth, his wife Wendy and their three boys (including Chris) and their partners all contribute to the growth of the business along with an amazing team of employees.

Their parts are like works of art. There was a customer that came into the shop a few days ago and he pulled one of the B&B Bash Plates from the display to look at. It was a Polished unit for a CRF250L. He looked at the bends, the welds and such and was continually turning it around and over checking it out.

     

     Cast in above photo, left to right-standing: Ryan (caught with his eyes closed!), Matt, Sarah, Drummond, Chris, Carl, Geoff. Kneeling are Lora and Mike.

He was quite impressed with every aspect of the unit and when he went to put it back on the shelf, noticed that he had left fingerprints all over it. He quickly pulled it back down and proceeded to wipe it all down with his shirt! I kept telling him it was alright, I would get it later, but he said he couldn't put it away like that.

Another example of the quality of their products, from the design aspect - the DR650 Bash Plate. After pulling the bash plate (or skid plate) for oil changes or cleanings a thousand times (OK, twenty-seven, but it seemed like a thousand!) with my old bash plate, it was a real pain getting those dang 'C' clamps in place at the front and the bolts into them. The B&B unit has a set of 'L' brackets that are mounted onto the forward motor mount bolt, so removing and replacing this unit is super easy. I love it!

Needless to say, we are thrilled with our relationship with B&B and will be working hard to get all the parts listed on the website this year and are working on a dedicated B&B website that should be out by late summer that will have ALL the B&B products – Motorcycle, ATV and UTV. So stay tuned for that! In the mean time, please call us at 541-688-9543 if you have any questions!

     

     B&B Countershaft Cover / Case Saver for the DR650

My contact at B&B since the git go is a very nice lady by the name of Sarah. We have exchanged tons of emails back and forth and even spoke on the phone once or twice. But a couple of months ago, she mentioned that she and her husband would be coming over to the US for holiday. I immediately started begging for them to come up this way if at all possible.

They made it! They flew up from LAX on a Sunday afternoon and we met for a wonderful dinner. When I asked what Chris did, he said that he worked at B&B as well and in fact was one of the sons of the founders! We talked and laughed for hours as we enjoyed a great meal and soon it seemed we were longtime friends.

I also learned that while Sarah does some office duties, (filling orders, talking to customers and the like) the majority of her time is spent in production. She runs almost every piece of equipment and does everything but weld. While she can weld she said, it is not yet up to the quality of the full-timers doing that.

     

     Frane Guards by B&B (who else!?)

Chris does a bit of time in production when required, but is mainly responsible for product design and programming of the CNC machines throughout the shop. We laughed and talkecd right up until the waitress said they were closing. Wee finally headed our different ways and they promised to come by the shop the next afternoon after a blitz run to the coast for breakfast.

They showed up at the ProCycle world headquarters and after a quick tour, we settled down to details, talking about everything from future projects to building layout design! They stayed for another couple of hours before heading off to the airport where they flew south for a day and then jumped a big bird for the flight back home. I think they were looking forward to getting back across the pond and catching up. Just to make sure the trip was worthwhile, I did slip them a Purchase Order for more great B&B products!

It is always such a great thing to finally meet with folks you have dealt with via email for a long time, but a really great thing when you get to meet with folks that are as nice as Chris and Sarah!

     

     B&B Polymer covered Skid Plate for the DR650

No Need to Ride Like Quasimodo Anymore


Cockpit Upgrade for the KLR.

By: Mike B.

The ol' girl got some new bars! I've been putting a few miles on my 2008 KLR, and one thing is still a pain in my back, literally. Even with my low peg set-up I still couldn't stand comfortably on the pegs. Being 6'4" has its challenges, so I set out to make my sweetness fit a bit better. After weighing many options, I decided to go with the ProTaper ADV bars, Powermadd bar risers, and a couple of useful farkles - new grips, Acerbis X-Factor handguards and Warp 9 levers.

Overall the ProTaper ADV bars are not much taller than the stock bars, but the fact that they are so much lighter and stronger makes them a great replacement item. The lack of a crossbar also gives you more room for a RAM mount for your GPS or something. I got the additional height I wanted with the Powermadd riser that added two inches. Another great thing about the Powermadd risers is that you can adjust them in conjunction with the bars to get that 'just right' riding position.

Installation was straight forward with no real surprises that jumped out at me. Take the old bars off, install the risers, bolt in the new bars and then start putting the controls back on. The ProTaper bars are an oversize bar with a 1 1/8" section where they mount to the triple clamp, but then taper down to 7/8" so all the controls fit perfectly. The additional rise did not cause any problems with the cables, wires and brake line as they had plenty of slack. There was no rerouting needed. Really a majority of the install time was just fiddling with the hand guards and controls, getting them just right for myself.

     

      That just looks spacious

And how is the setup you might ask? Awesome! I can now stand up comfortably with no more half hunch. I swear I was turning into Quasimodo standing on the pegs. The feel of the bars is much more connected to the road. And I must say the Warp 9 levers, with their adjustability, are really slick, especially fitting them with the handguards. You can adjust each lever so it fits perfectly behind the guards. Overall, I am very pleased with this entire setup and would suggest it to anyone who needs some additional standing room.

We liked this setup so much, that we put a kit together and knocked the price back a bit with the bundle. Included are the ProTaper ADV bars, the Powermadd risers and a new set of ProGrip 714 Rally Grips. Then you have an option to include the Acerbis X-Factor handguards if you need a set of those. Please be aware that if you are thinking of using another handguard, that you get it for an oversize bar as the clamp that attached to the middle of the bar is different than one for a straight 7/8" bar.

     

      Great shot of the KLR on a winters day in the Coburg Hills

Click here to see the Bar Kit on the KLR page.

Click here to see the Warp 9 Levers on the KLR page.

New Garmin zūmo GPS Units Designed Just for Motorcycles


GPS units are getting too smart (if there is such a thing).

By: Drummond E.

Garmin has recently entirely updated their motorcycle GPS units. The features they have added are quite welcome. I have a years old, bones basic Garmin zūmo 330 that I really like. Really Like! It is easy to follow and the coverage amazes me. On a trip on the WA BDR a couple years ago, it showed a skid road! Was barely passable by a motorcycle (super steep downhill with a creek crossing at the bottom) but there it was on my screen. Rode it out and ended up just where I needed to be. I really like this thing, but there is a good chance it will get bumped so I can pick up the new 395. Now, don't get me wrong, for many of you, the 595 will be the better choice because there are several features that are really GREAT, but they are features I just won't use. I am just not a techie. Never look at my Facebook, don't do more than check email (most of that is work related). I do answer text messages and use the browser on my phone, but no apps, no music, nothing. I am Capt. Boring! When I ride, I don't want to talk on the phone, I will check my phone at the next stop and return the call if important.

Now, if I am not a techie, why even have a GPS you ask. If I am going to be a grumpy old bastard you say, just stick to paper maps. Well, I am a bit old fashioned, but not stupid. GPS units are fantastic for getting where you want to go quickly and easily, of that there is no doubt. I just don't want to talk on the phone while riding. Besides, maps don't always have the most current information and I have found my GPS to have more current data a number of times. Having said that, I always keep a backup of regular old paper maps with me as the GPS has misled me once or twice. Besides, if something were to happen to the GPS, nice to have a backup.

     

     The Garmin 395 zūmo

OK, got a bit off topic there, sorry about that. I will give you a rundown of the things that both of these two great units do, and then tell you about the extra-cool features of the upgraded 595 model.

First on the list is GAR. Garmin Adventerous Routing™ is a fancy name for 'show me the best darn motorcycle route from Point A to Point B'. Yep, if you use that feature it will show you the best motorcycle route out there, not just take on a stroll down the dang interstate with the mini-vans and 18 wheelers. That's why we ride, for those great routes, the curves, the ups and downs and ins and outs. All of that shown to you quick and easy. No staring at those paper maps that might not even show the best backroads to enjoy. Technology has its advantages, even for us grumpy bastards.

Are you out riding but supposed to be at work? Really? Good for you! Nobody will know if you use this feature that allows you to keep your phone in your pocket but make and answer calls via the zūmo. There is a bit more to it than that, but not much. You can call and be called and pay attention to the road the entire time. Same goes for your music control. Handle it all with your head up through your zūmo. Now of course this does require that you have some type of headset installed or built-in your helmet, but all you techies knew that. Please click on the gray button below for the model you prefer for all the specific details about what is required, disclaimers and other legal gobbley-gook.

These little puppies are so smart they can warn you of road hazards. Yep, tell you that there is a sharp corner ahead, speed changes, railroad tracks and other stuff. Too dang much to list here. In case you are cruising through Arizona without your helmet and then cross the border into California, it will tell you that you need to check helmet laws. (Yes, Cal requires a mush bucket! Saving that fine might just pay for your zūmo!) My favorite though is that it will warn you if you are about to head the wrong way down a one-way street. There is more, but I don't want anybody falling asleep so will stop there. Just know it will just about take you home if you ask it nice.

Both z's (first letter of zūmo) have built-in trip computers with a digital fuel guage. It will tell you when your fuel should be getting low and will even prompt you when you are about to run dry. That not enough? It will even go so far as to tell you where there are petrol stations nearby. Then if you ignore all of that and actually run out of gas, it will automatically call AAA to get a tow truck for you - NOT! At that point it breaks into laughter and shows laughing emoji's on the screen.

Thanks to all the riding buddies you didn't know you had, there is also a database of motorcycle-specific points of interest. It can tell you where there are motorcycle repair shops, dealers and more. If a grumpy old paper reader like me can see the advantages to this, I am sure you can as well. That said, have met some great people hitchhiking.

This scares me just a bit, but these units can actually tell you where you are going by referencing local landmarks! "Turn left after the red building" kind of stuff. That is amazing to this grump. No longer limited to distance, as in "Turn left in 300 feet." Do a search for your favorite restaurant, and then get a final direction something like, "Arriving at Backwoods Mall. Barney's is inside, on level three." Really? That is just amazing. Then after your meal, it will add a tip and pay your tab. Really? Of course not! That will be in the next version.

Another thing that is great about both of these units is the LM after the model number. 395LM and 595LM. That LM stands for Lifetime Maps. Yep. Well You never have to worry about your zūmo maps being outdated. How great is that! GREAT! Just be sure that you update your device at least once every 24 months. If you don't do it at least every two years, it thinks the device is out of service. Keep that in the back of your mind. Maybe you update every year on January first, your birthday, or some other memorable date.

Stuck on the interstate or other big road and gotta get off? These will tell you in advance that you need to move over a lane or what lane you should be in. A big bright arrow shows where to go on the display in case there is any confusion at all. Then, if you realize that you left your wife back at the last gas station, then you use the TracBack® feature. This gets you backwards on the route you just completed, still going the right way on one-way streets and such.

I had a friend avoid a potentially bad fall last year due to a rear flat tire. His tire pressure monitoring device warned him that pressure was dropping (due to a drywall screw we found!) and that was great. This unit will do that with the optional TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Couple of fancy caps that talk to the GPS unit and you are protected. Another great feature. On or off-road, would be a neat thing to know you were losing tire pressure before your tire let go tossing you on your helmet.

One more cool thing. You like to take video of your adventure? Post to YouTube and share with your friends? Great! If you use Garmin Camera's, you can control them via the touchscreen on the GPS unit. Maybe your camera is on your helmet and turning it off and on is not an easy task. Maybe you have it on the back of the bike facing behind you. Maybe it is mounted on a crashbar or something and you just can't reach it to turn on and off. Would sure be handy to be able to touch a button on your screen and control your camera. Cool!

     

     And that is the Garmin 595 zūmo

The most obvious difference between these two units is that the 595 has a larger screen (5 inches vs. 4.3). Bigger screen to view and with which to read warnings and control devices. Not a bad thing when you think of all the things it will do. The screen will also rotate so you can view in landscape or portriat mode. That is good. It also has 'transflective technology' to give it bright crisp colors and reduces glare which makes it easier to read in bright sunlight. After all, we only ride on bright sunny days, don't we? No? I guess not.

The 595 will not only receive and send calls, but it can also post texts, app alers and more on the screen. Really? Do you need to read your text messages while riding? Consider stopping for this kind of stuff before you test the sudden vehicle stop ahead alert. (Doesn't really have that last one.)

All of the above features still not enough to convince you? How about the fact that the 595 will show 3D terrain and elevation information? That ought to kick it over the edge as the unit to have mounted on your bars, if not, nothing will satisfy you.

395 zūmo Details   595 zūmo Details
Garmin zūmo® 395LM Details

Welcome to the new Garmin zūmo® 395LM.

Built for Adventure, Born to Ride

Featuring Garmin Adventurous Routing™ options for those twisty, hilly, terrain-hugging rides you love — plus a bright, glove-friendly 4.3-inch touchscreen that is easy to read and intuitive to use — zūmo 395LM is the navigator "built to thrill."

The Benefits of Hands-free Calling

Sync your zūmo with a compatible smartphone² and a Bluetooth-enabled compatible headset or helmet (sold separately), and you can make and receive wireless calls without having to remove your gloves or helmet. Safely stow your phone in a pocket or saddlebag, and still have the benefit of hands-free calling without diverting your attention from the road.

Enjoy Some Traveling Music

Want to take your own soundtrack along for the ride? Your zūmo also lets you control music and media from a compatible MP3 player or smartphone², right on your touchscreen display.

Keep a Sharper Lookout with Rider Alerts.

To enhance road awareness and encourage a safer ride, zūmo 395LM provides helpful alerts for sharp curves ahead, speed changes, railroad and animal crossings, school zones and more. Additionally, you're notified when you need to check state helmet laws — or when you're about to drive the wrong way on a one-way street. You also receive alerts for nearby red light and speed cameras¹. Plus, for longer rides, a fatigue warning4 will even suggest break times and potential rest areas worth considering after hours on the road. The zūmo Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places of interest and milestones along your route, without leaving the map view on your navigation display. Plus, Easy Route Shaping lets you add a point on the map to adjust your route, so you can ride through preferred areas or follow specific roads.

No More Running on Empty

A built-in trip computer with digital fuel gauge comes standard with your zūmo 395LM. So it's easy to estimate how many miles you can ride before you'll be running on empty. Dynamic fuel stop alerts actually prompt you when it's time to refuel and even provide gas station location options. A helpful speed limit indicator lets you know when it's time to throttle down. Plus, a digital compass display and a database of motorcycle-specific points of interest (POIs) are on hand to help you locate cycle repair services, dealers and more. There's also a Service History Log on your zūmo to help you keep track of service dates, mileage and performed maintenance on your bike.

Guidance Using Recognizable Landmarks

Garmin Real Directions™ on the zūmo 395LM virtually redefine the concept of "spoken turn-by-turn directions." In addition to speaking street names, your zūmo offers guidance using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., "Turn right after the red building"). And thanks to Foursquare® data, zūmo is preloaded with millions of new and popular places to explore. In addition, the Garmin Direct Access feature helps simplify your navigation to select complex destinations, like malls and airports, by providing detailed location information once you reach the recommended entrance. For example, "Arriving at Woodfield Mall. Foot Locker is inside, on level two."

Lifetime Map Updates

zūmo 395LM includes free map updates5 for the useful life of your device, so routes reflect the most up-to-date points of interest and maps available.

Navigation Tools

Lane assist with junction view displays junctions and interchanges on your route to ease navigation through complex transitions. A brightly colored arrow on the zūmo display indicates the proper lane position needed for your next turn or exit. There's also a TracBack® feature on zūmo that allows you to navigate the same route, in reverse, for your return trip.

Tire Pressure Monitoring

For added protection on the road, zūmo 395LM is compatible with the Garmin Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor6 (TPMS, sold separately). One TPMS is required for each tire and will work with metal valve stems only. TPMS uses wireless technology to transmit the tire pressure data, letting you view it in real time right on your zūmo display.

Garmin Action Camera Compatibility

To record the highlights of your ride, zūmo 395 is compatible with the Garmin series of HD action cameras (sold separately). Remotely control – start and stop recording – all from from your zūmo display. It's easy and fun to record and relive every adventure.

Garmin Real Directions™

Garmin Real Directions™ on the zūmo 395LM virtually redefine the concept of "spoken turn-by-turn directions." In addition to speaking street names, your zūmo offers guidance using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., "Turn right after the red building"). And thanks to Foursquare® data, zūmo is preloaded with millions of new and popular places to explore. In addition, the Garmin Direct Access feature helps simplify your navigation to select complex destinations, like malls and airports, by providing detailed location information once you reach the recommended entrance. For example, "Arriving at Woodfield Mall. Foot Locker is inside, on level two."


1 - Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions.

2 - Requires Bluetooth-compatible helmet, headset or smartphone (sold separately).

3 - Music and media control work with iPhone® 4S or later and iPod touch® 2nd Generation or later.

4 - The fatigue warning activates after longer periods of riding without any long stops along the route.

5 - Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions.

6 - Not intended for automotive use.

iPhone and iPhone touch are registered trademarks of Apple. Foursquare® is a registered trademark of Foursquare Labs, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Garmin zūmo® 595LM Details

Welcome to the new Garmin zūmo® 595LM.

Premium Motorcycle GPS for New Adventures in Riding

  • Glove-friendly, sunlight-readable 5-inch dual-orientation touchscreen with rugged design for harsh weather (IPX7)
  • Garmin Adventurous Routing™ finds curvy or hilly roads; limits major highways
  • Rider alerts for sharp curves, state helmet laws, speed cameras¹ and more
  • Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and smartphone notifications² right on your zūmo screen
  • Control music from MP3 player or smartphone; stream Pandora® and Spotify® music services³

Built for Adventure, Born to Ride

Featuring Garmin Adventurous Routing™ options for those twisty, hilly, terrain-hugging rides you love, zūmo 595LM is the motorcycle navigator "built to thrill." Its large, glove-friendly 5.0-inch high-res touchscreen can be viewed in landscape or portrait mode. And transflective technology gives it a bright, crisp color display that reduces glare and is easy to read in sunlight.

The Benefits of Hands-free Calling

Sync your zūmo with a compatible smartphone² and a Bluetooth-enabled compatible headset or helmet (sold separately), and you can make and receive wireless calls without having to remove your gloves or helmet. Safely stow your phone in a pocket or saddlebag, and still have the benefit of hands-free calling without diverting your attention from the road. You can also receive customizable smart notifications³ for calls, texts, app alerts and more that appear right on your navigation display.

Ride Smarter with Your Smartphone

What's happening on the road ahead? zūmo 595LM can connect you to live weather radar and traffic information via the wireless Smartphone Link7 app. This app also enables LiveTrack, a nifty feature that lets friends track your whereabouts whenever you're out on a ride.

Enjoy Some Traveling Music

Want to take your own soundtrack along for the ride? Your zūmo also lets you control music and media from a compatible MP3 player or smartphone², right on your touchscreen display — and you can even stream the playlists you love from popular Pandora and Spotify music services³.

Keep a Sharper Lookout with Rider Alerts

To enhance road awareness and encourage a safer ride, zūmo 595LM provides helpful alerts for sharp curves ahead, speed changes, railroad and animal crossings, school zones and more. Additionally, you're notified when you need to check state helmet laws — or when you're about to drive the wrong way on a one-way street. You also receive alerts for nearby red light and speed cameras¹. Plus, for longer rides, a fatigue warning4 will even suggest break times and potential rest areas worth considering after hours on the road. The zūmo Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places of interest and milestones along your route, without leaving the map view on your navigation display. Plus, Easy Route Shaping lets you add a point on the map to adjust your route, so you can ride through preferred areas or follow specific roads.

No More Running on Empty

A built-in trip computer with digital fuel gauge comes standard with your zūmo 595LM. So it's easy to estimate how many miles you can ride before you'll be running on empty. Dynamic fuel stop alerts actually prompt you when it's time to refuel and even provide gas station location options. A helpful speed limit indicator lets you know when it's time to throttle down. Plus, a digital compass display and a database of motorcycle-specific points of interest (POIs) are on hand to help you locate cycle repair services, dealers and more. There's also a Service History Log on your zūmo to help you keep track of service dates, mileage and performed maintenance on your bike.

Guidance Using Recognizable Landmarks

Garmin Real Directions™ on the zūmo 595LM virtually redefine the concept of "spoken turn-by-turn directions." In addition to speaking street names, your zūmo offers guidance using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., "Turn right after the red building"). And thanks to Foursquare® data, zūmo is preloaded with millions of more new and popular places to explore. In addition, the Garmin Direct Access feature helps simplify your navigation to select complex destinations, like malls and airports, by providing detailed location information once you reach the recommended entrance. For example, "Arriving at Woodfield Mall. Foot Locker is inside, on level two."

Lifetime Map Updates

zūmo 595LM includes free map updates5 for the useful life of your device, so routes reflect the most up-to-date points of interest and maps available.

Navigation Tools

photoReal Junction View displays realistic views of junctions and interchanges on your route to ease navigation through complex interchanges. A brightly colored arrow on the zūmo display, along with helpful voice prompts, will indicate the proper lane position needed for your next turn or exit. zūmo 595 displays 3D Terrain and elevation information. There's also a TracBack® feature on zūmo that allows you to navigate the same route, in reverse, for your return trip.

Tire Pressure Monitoring

For added protection on the road, zūmo 595LM is compatible with the Garmin Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor6 (TPMS, sold separately). One TPMS is required for each tire and will work with metal valve stems only. TPMS uses wireless technology to transmit the tire pressure data, letting you view it in real time right on your zūmo display.

VIRB® Camera Compatibility

To record the highlights of your ride, zūmo 595LM is compatible with the Garmin VIRB series of HD action cameras (sold separately). Remotely control VIRB – start and stop recording – all from from your zūmo display. It's easy and fun to record relive every adventure.


1 - Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions.

2 - Requires Bluetooth-compatible helmet, headset or smartphone (sold separately). To receive Smart Notifications on your navigator, you must download the free Smartphone Link app. User's data plan charges, if any, will apply. Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan's data and roaming rates. Subscription may be required.

3 - Music and media control work with iPhone® 4S or later and iPod touch® 2nd Generation or later. Pandora works with iPhone 4S or later and some Android™ devices. Pandora is currently available in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. Spotify® compatible mobile digital device and premium subscription required, where available. Spotify is available in these countries, with service supported on Android and Mac® operating system mobile platforms, and other devices.

4 - The fatigue warning activates after longer periods of riding without any long stops along the route.

5 - Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions.

6 - Not intended for automotive use.

7 - Requires Bluetooth-enabled compatible smartphone. User's data plan charges, if any, will apply. Subscription may be required.

Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. iPhone, iPod touch and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Foursquare® is a registered trademark of Foursquare Labs, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Customer Product Review


Love My Top End Performance Kit!

By: L. L. (Customers initials)

This is a copy of a recent email from a customer.

Hello guys (and gals!) at Procycle. I just wanted to give a shout out to you guys for a really great product that is working out exceptionally well. I bought the complete top end performance kit from you nearly one year ago, including the TM40 carburetor. I already had an FMF exhaust system, and modified airbox.

At this point, I have put over 4000 miles on my DR650 since installing the top end kit and the carb. Everything is holding up perfectly, no issues at all. I must say, the power improvement is truly incredible, and makes the bike fun to ride all the time, and never gets boring. The top-end kit in conjunction with the TM40 is very impressive; blipping the throttle from idle results in instant response and quick revs, very nice! It also pulls way, way down low without lugging the engine, which is a massive improvement from the stock setup.

If anyone is curious; a friend of mine has a V-strom 1000 and we go riding together quite often. One day, on a long, straight section of two lane highway, we did a roll-on comparison of the two bikes in top gear, starting from 70mph indicated. We did it three times to be sure it was fairly accurate. Each time, the modified DR650 remained side by side with the V-strom up to the DR's top speed (105mph indicated), then the V-strom pulled away rapidly. I thought this was very impressive for a single cylinder engine of 350cc less displacement. I knew the DR was pulling much stronger after doing the engine mods (and carb), but I honestly did not expect it to pull as strongly as it did at speeds of 70mph and above. But it does!

I'm thinking the new cam (223) may have something to do with the improvements to top end pull, am I right about that? (Yes that is a lot of the reason for the improvement, but the TM40 helped with that as well.) At the same time, there appears to be very little, or no loss of low end torque either. It is still a stump puller, but even more so with the new carb that lets it pull from super low revs. Anyway, just wanted to say you guys have superb products for the DR650 and as a customer I'm extremely happy with it! Keep up the great work! (Click here) to see that kit on the DR page.

Thank you for the very kind words L.L. We are really happy you like the kit so much!


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