Motorcycle lighting is often seen as an unnecessary upgrade. It can, however, be one of the most impactful upgrades that a rider can make on their Harley. A lighting upgrade will not only increase your quality of vision, but it will also make you more visible to other motorists. A problem that exists for riders
Don’t get used to average. You chose to ride Harley to avoid being average like all of the other run-of-the-mill bikes out there. You wanted the best American made ride possible. There’s just one problem. The stock speakers and amp on your bike just aren’t the best they can be.
Understanding can often be found in the most unlikely – and unlooked-for – places. My parents never did like motorcycles. When I was growing up, I was forbidden to own one. I was forbidden to ride on one.
Motorcycle riding continues to increase in popularity. For some it’s because of increased gas prices. For others it’s a sense of freedom, a way to temporarily unplug from the world. And for others it’s something they grew up doing and it’s become a way of life.
Even if you can’t tell a drain plug from a spark plug, you’ll be able to handle your motorcycle’s basic maintenance after watching this DVD,” says Dennis Santopietro, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and founder of Fix My Hog Inc.
The 3.5 hour video, which was shot in a motorcycle repair shop in Connecticut, includes topics such as performing a safety check, maintaining the charging system, replacing spark plus, changing fluids and replacing tires.
Dennis Santopietro, a Wolcott native who now lives in San Diego, this week released his third instructional “Fix My Hog” DVD aimed at helping Harley-Davidson owners maintain and repair their rides. The three-hour, two-disc Sportster edition covers everything from removing the seat and checking the battery to front fork oil service and lubricating the steering head bearings.
Dennis Santopietro’s instructional DVDs for Harley-Davidson owners carry the umbrella banner “Fix My Hog,” and he’s already done Softail, Touring and Sportster editions, but the upcoming fourth installment in the three-year-old series could more aptly be titled “Upgrade My Hog.”
The popularity of Harley-Davidson cannot be denied. Mention to any nonrider that you ride a motorcycle and they will inevitably ask if it’s a Harley. Coupling this name recognition with a market-driven demand for personal individuality has spawned a burgeoning aftermarket parts network. Catalogs thicker than city phone books are available; each is bursting with customization possibilities. It’s tempting to browse these books and order additional bling.