Two heads are better than one By Don Canet

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Five items to help you treat your twin right.


Out­fit your R-se­ries BMW with pro­tec­tion for the valve cover and its vul­ner­a­ble front at­tach­ment bolt. The Wun­der­lich Ex­treme Valve Cover Guard Set ($369.95) is made of an­odized, air­craft­grade alu­minum al­loy and em­ploys force dis­tri­bu­tion through shaped rub­ber bumpers be­tween the pro­tec­tor and cover. The slide pad is re­place­able fol­low­ing an im­pact or fall. (831) 761-1070 wun­der­lichamer­


Spongy feel at the brake lever or pedal can be prob­lem­atic for twin- and triple-disc brake sys­tems. Am­soil Dom­i­na­tor DOT 4 Syn­thetic Rac­ing Brake Fluid ($15.50) is for­mu­lated to in­crease boil­ing points be­yond DOT stan­dards, even when con­tam­i­nated with up to 3.7 per­cent wa­ter. The 12-ounce bot­tle is ni­tro­gen charged when fac­tory sealed to purge mois­ture. (800) 956-5695 am­


Los­ing a load on the road is cer­tain to spoil any cruise. The Kuryakyn Rear Tie-down An­chors ($39.99) in­stall dis­creetly to the rear fender struts on se­lect Road Glide, Road King, Street Glide, and Sport­ster mod­els. Avail­able in sil­ver or gloss black, the pol­ished steel an­chors are said to help min­i­mize po­ten­tial paint dam­age from strap con­tact. (715) 247-5008


Im­prove stand-up of your the trail-rid­ing ADV. com­fort Helibars pos­ture and Tour Per­for­mance Han­dle­bar Ris­ers ($129) avail­able for the Honda Africa Twin re­po­si­tion the stock bar 1 1/4 inches higher and 5/8-inch rear­ward. Made from 6061 alu­minum and fin­ished in Uv-re­sis­tant sil­ver pow­der­coat­ing, the flex-free de­sign works with stan­dard ca­bles and brake line. (800) 859-4642


Ride the seat that stunter Rob Carpenter from 1 Wheel Rev­o­lu­tion rec­om­mends. The Sad­dle­men 1WR Grip­per ($305) for Dyna and Sport­ster mod­els of­fers tall lum­bar sup­port and di­a­mond waf­fle pat­tern Tri-grip­per cover that locks the rider into the bike for en­hanced con­trol. Sad­dle­men’s ULTRAFOAM is said to pro­vide a bal­ance of rigid­ity, com­pli­ance, dura­bil­ity, and com­fort. (800) 397-7709 sad­dle­

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