<![CDATA[Articles]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/ Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:49:32 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Can-Am Spyder Fender LED Installation Instructions]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/spyderfender/ Download the full instructions in PDF format here:  Install Instructions

Thu, 07 May 2015 15:17:03 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Rear Turn Signals]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/install-motorcycle-rear-turn-signals/  Always test the lights before installation to ensure they work properly. After testing, we recommend disconnecting the battery before starting signal installation. The installation difficulty will vary depending on your application; on some instances you will be removing your fairing to properly mount these Turn Signals.

  1. Locate the existing Turn Signal Wires on your Motorcycle and either unplug your current lights and plug in our turn signal lamp assembly or you may have to Splice them in. 
  2. Test the light and ensure it functions properly prior to putting everything back together. If it's good, mount the lamp unit using your existing hardware and repeat the process for the other side. 
  3. Reassemble, Ride and Enjoy! 

*Do not over-torque your mounting screws when re-installing, it should be snugged, hand-tight and not forcefully clamped down.

If you have questions please email us at sales@luckybike.com

Thu, 08 May 2014 16:50:41 +0000
<![CDATA[Brake Pedal Replacement: GSXR 600]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/brake-pedal-replacement-gsxr-600/ **NOTE** Keep track of the order in which parts are removed, to ensure an easy reassembly.

  1.  Remove the rider R/hand footpeg bracket by removing the bolts securing it to the frame. These may be tight as they could have some thread-lock compound on them to stop them from coming loose. 
  2. Once completed with the bracket, remove the brake return spring, the brake light spring, and the clevis pin by removing split pin and washer (which connects the pedal to the brake master cylinder).  The pin will then push out.  There will also be a clip and washer on the brake pedal itself. 
  3. Again, remove parts noting the order of all parts and replace in reverse order.
  4. After reassembly is complete check operation of rear brake light using the rear brake, also a small amount of free play should be evident at the pedal.

 **TIP**  When assembling the new pedal use a small amount of grease on the pedal post.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:06:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Mirror Riser]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/install-motorcycle-mirror-riser/ Most motorcycles have both mirrors that are Standard, Right-Hand Threaded (RH, clockwise). There are a few motorcycles that have one mirror that is Reversed, Left-Hand Threaded (LH, Counter-clockwise) and one mirror that is Standard, Right-Hand Threaded (RH, clockwise). Please verify your thread pattern and bolt size before purchasing or installing this product. (We find that Yamaha Motorcycles usually use one LH Threaded Riser and one RH Threaded Riser)

  1. Simply unscrew your current mirror and mount the mirror on the risers or extenders threaded hole. 
  2. Use the included bolt/washer to mount the Mirror and Riser to the bike. 
  3. Make your final adjustments; tighten the Riser and Mirror without over-torquing. 
  4. Now your ready to ride and experience the ability to see behind you.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:28:10 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Tank Pad]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/install-motorcycle-tank-pad/  

Please read full instructions before applying Tank Pad or Tank Protector, for a higher chance of success.  Ambient Temperature and/or application area and Tank Protector must be at least 70°F (24°C). You may use a hair dryer to warm the tank pad/tank area, to assist glue activation.
  1. Before removing Tank Pad: mount your bike and eyeball where you want the Tank Pad to go.
  2. Clean surface (gas tank) with isopropyl alcohol and let dry, included.
  3. Wear Nylon/Latex gloves to prevent skin oils from contaminating application. Do not apply to a recently waxed surface.
  4. Grab a hair dryer and  warm the tank pad, especially the corners so the glue gets warm and sticky if outside temperature is below 70°F (24°C).
  5. Remove Tank Pad backing and position it so the bottom edge touches the application area. 
  6. Gently apply the remainder of the Tank Pad, pushing out any air bubbles as necessary.
  7. Apply to gas tank with pressure for 1-2 minutes.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:56:04 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Tail Light]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/taillightinstallinstructions/ Our Quality Taillights are Direct Replacement Units; the only wiring modification you may have to make is to wire in the Integrated Turn Signals. 

You will need to connect the Positive Lead from your Turn Signals only, the Negative Turn Signal Lead can be taped off and tucked away.  (The Taillight will get the Negative from the Taillight Negative)

You can pull out the pins from your Original wiring Plug and push ours in place and simply plug them into the existing connectors.  (They are easily removed if you have a small pin to push them out with)
As an alternative you can simply hard wire them into your Positive Turn Signal Leads.

The Blue Wire is for the Left Turn Signal
The Red Wire is for the Right Turn Signal

If you have questions please email us at sales@luckybike.com

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:55:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Engine Cover Bolts]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/enginecoverboltinstallinstructions/ The install is very straight forward, please read this thoroughly to ensure there are no problems.


Remove One Engine Cover Bolt at a time and replace it with a matching bolt from our kit.  Do not attempt to install a bolt that is larger than the one you removed, serious damage could occur.  Always be sure to check for clearance first.

Do not over tighten the bolts; you could damage your engine casing.  They should be snug but not overly tight.

Use the Anti-Seize Compound included on each bolt.

Do not use Aluminum bolts in Safety Critical Areas; Aluminum bolts are great for Engine Covers, Clutch Levers, and many other applications.  They should not be used for Brakes or other load bearing applications.

If you have any questions email us at sales@LuckyBike.com

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:53:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Grips]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/gripinstallinstructions/ When you open the package you will notice that one grip has a larger inner diameter than the other. The larger inner diameter grip is for the Throttle side (right side), while the smaller inner diameter is for the Clutch side (left side).

  1. Remove your old grips from the handlebar. 
  2. Clean all of the glue and dirt residue from the throttle plastic and the handlebar. You will not use glue to install our hand grips because they are designed with a compression fit. 
  3. To slide them on easier, we recommend using warm soapy water or glass cleaner; these liquids will evaporate upon drying. Do not use petroleum based lubricants as they will leave a slick residue, allowing the grip to slide off easily while riding. Do not use compressed air or a screwdriver to install as this could result in blowing out the side or damaging the graphics. 
  4. Once applied and you're happy with them, you may want to install Bar Ends. If it is a closed grip, you will have to modify the grips by making an opening at the end of the grip to fit the bar ends; by modifying you void warranty.  To Start we recommend using a sharp X-Acto knife and with the grips installed, simply make the opening, using the inner wall of the Handlebars as a guide. Additional trimming may be required to facilitate proper Throttle Control with Bar Ends installed

Be sure not to push the throttle grip on so far that it interferes with throttle operation!  Always check for proper throttle operation before riding the bike.

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:51:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Foot-Pegs]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/footpeginstallinstructions/ Please Note that normal riding vibrations can cause the pegs to unscrew if they are not properly tightened and secured, resulting in the loss of a peg.  Threadlock is a primary recommendation and we have started including it with all of our customers Foot Peg purchases.  

  1. Please remove your current peg and do a side-by-side comparison with ours, visually inspecting pegs before installing. Contact us with any questions and do not apply Threadlocker until after you have confirmed and conducted a test fit of the base mount on your bike.
  2. After ensuring fitment and you have installed the peg base into the motorcycle peg holder mount, apply Threadlocker on the base threads and screw the peg onto the base.
  3. After you have installed the peg base into the motorcycle peg holder mount, wrap a cloth around the peg to ensure that you do not scratch the peg when tightening.  Be sure to have plenty of material between the peg and your wrench to protect it.  
  4. Slowly tighten the foot peg onto the base, ensuring you apply enough pressure to snug the peg onto the base to prevent the peg from unscrewing.
  5. After the first ride, verify the tightness of the peg.  Make periodic checks afterwards along with your Before Riding Maintenance Inspection and Checks (T-CLOCS).

Contact us at sales@luckybike.com with any questions.

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:50:09 +0000
<![CDATA[Install Motorcycle Levers]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/leverinstallinstructions/ Remove Old Levers, Grease Pivot Point of the New Levers.  Do NOT Over-Tighten the bolts, they are not meant to be clamped down.  Be sure the brake cylinder actuator is properly seated, it should not be overly tight against the piston.
As with any Motorcycle Lever, OEM or Aftermarket, Test the Lever Performance Before Riding.  Be sure they are installed properly and allow for normal brake operation.  When in doubt have a professional install the levers.

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:47:23 +0000
<![CDATA[What size Swingarm Spools fit my Bike?]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/what-size-swingarn/ The size of the swingarm spool you will need will depend on your particular bike.

you may want to check your bike and make sure you have the (6mm, 8mm or 10mm)  threaded portion on your swing arm to mount them.


Yamaha use a 6mm Swingarm Spool
Suzuki use a 8mm Swingarm Spool
Honda use a 8mm Swingarm Spool
Kawasaki use a 10mm Swingarm Spool

Tue, 22 May 2012 07:32:57 +0000
<![CDATA[What Bulbs are right for my bike?]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/what-bulbs/ Please check the current bulb that you are wanting to replace, for specifications on which bulb you should order.

Tue, 22 May 2012 07:32:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Install a Motorcycle Turn Signal LED Flash Controller / Resistor]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/resistorinstallinstructions/ Resistors are used to correct the current drop that is caused by LEDS. This current drop will cause your lights to flash at a much faster rate. Our resistors come with 4 wires to give you the opportunity to install them without splicing the wires.

To install you would connect one Black wire to the ground on the bike, the other Black wire to the ground on the light itself. The same applies for the positive, one goes to the bike, the other to the light. You could also clip off one of the wires and splice them in directly if you don't need the 4 wires.

You will need one set of our resistors for every set of LED signals that you order.

Tue, 22 May 2012 07:29:25 +0000
<![CDATA[To install a 2 wire signal to a 3 wire system]]> http://www.luckybike.com/articles/usinga2wireturnsignalona3wiresystem/ Always test the lights before installation to ensure they work properly. After testing, we recommend disconnecting the battery before starting signal installation. The installation difficulty will vary depending on your application; depending on where you decide to mount them, it may require modification to the fairing.

  1. Once you pick a mounting location, you'll need to locate the existing Turn Signal Wires on your Motorcycle and identify whether you have 2 or 3 Wire System. 
  2. For a motorcycle with a 3 Wire System: your Bike's Running Light Wires are not used for this installation as our lights are not designed or marketed for that application.  See note below.
  3. For a 2 Wire System: the two wires coming from your bike should be the Turn Signal Power (Positive Wire), and a Ground (Negative Wire). Attach our YELLOW Turn Signal Wire to the Bikes Positive Signal Wire. Attach our BLACK Turn Signal Wire to the Bike's Negative Signal Wire. 
  4. Test the light and ensure it functions properly prior to putting everything back together. If it works properly, repeat the process for the other side. Reassemble, Ride and Enjoy! 

Do not over-torque the mounting nut onto the bolt when installing, it should be snugged, hand-tight and not forcefully clamped down. For the Plastic Bolts and Nuts you may use a little Silicon Plumbers Tape as additional security. For Metal Bolts and Nuts you may use a little Threadlocker as security (Medium/Blue).

***On the 3-wire system you will have one negative wire (ground) and two positive wires (1- turn signal / 1- running light).  To figure out the positive wires turn on the ignition of your bike and activate the appropriate side turn signal.  Connect the bikes ground wire to the signals ground wire.  Next, touch the signals positive wire to one of the Bikes positive wires.  If it lights up constantly, that is the Running light.  If it blinks, it's the turn signal.  This is the wire you want to use for turn signal applications.  The extra bike's positive wire (running light) needs to be crimped/taped off and tucked away.

Tue, 22 May 2012 07:27:40 +0000