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SR! Monthly Motorcycle Marketplace

Welcome to the Sound RIDER! virtual Motorcycle Marketplace. We understand that our readers want to know about specials and events that are currently under way at Northwest shops, as well as national motor sports entities in general, and the Marketplace does just that. Check out what's going on this month.

Shorai Batteries

Step up to the latest battery technology with a new battery from Shorai. Shorai batteries feature lithium-iron technology which means lighter weight. You can even up your overall battery capicity and cranking power without needing a larger size battery. Contact Shorai with your year, make and model and request the recommened "step-up" battery model for your bike. Beacuse these batteries are lithium-iron technology, they are best charged and maintained using their intelligent charger for best results.

Shorai batteries are available at Ride West BMW, South Sound Motorcycles and better dealers in the Pacific Northwest. For nmore information visit their website at

All Moto Tire

If you live in the Puget Sound and need your tires mounted buy a pro, go see Don at All Moto Tire. All Moto Tire is the preferred mounting house in the Puget Sound region by the Motorcycle Superstore.

Looking for hard to find Heideneau or Vee Tires? All Moto is a direct reseller of these brands and can order up what you need and mount it as well.

Visit their website at

Crash Scene Safety Instruction

Would you know what to do if a member of your riding group was involved in a crash during an upcoming ride. The most critical time is often the time you're waiting for emergency services to arrive, so take control of the situation and learn what you need to know from the experts at Crash Scene Safety.

For more information about upcoming classes, or to schedule a class for your group visit the website at

Ride West BMW

The 2014 BMW models are arriving slowly. Is the model you want here yet?

Give Ride West a call at (206) 527-5511 for the latest info, or to inquire about remaining 2013 models, demos, and used motorcycles of interest to you.

We have great events coming up at Ride West!

Join us on Saturday, April 19th for an Oso Community Fundraiser. We'll be riding to Maple Valley to join a Poker Run there. Show up at Ride West at 9am sharp as we're kickstands up at 9:30!

Then we have our BIG event… the Parts and Apparel swap, May 3rd at 9am. If you've not been to this you're missing out. Great gear and parts for a fraction of the cost- and if you happen to have something you'd like to get rid of this is the place to do it. Just remember that we need you to bring in anything you want to sell prior to the event… we're way too busy on Saturday to take in for sale items.

What makes Ride West different? A fleet of BMW demo motorcycles, used motorcycles of all brands, service loaners, group demo rides, dual sport events, and Ride West Track Day Support. Ask for the details of any or all of these programs and join Ride West staff and customers on the road, on the track, or in the dirt!

Consistently rated one of the top BMW dealers in the USA -come see why.

(206) 527-5511 and ask for Jessica or e-mail

Suspension ExpertsKFG Racing

Time to get your streetbike or trackbike in order? Suspension, tires, service, trackside support and more are available to riders from the pros at KFG Racing - your full service superbike factory, located in Kent Washington.

Visit them online at:

Motorcycle Insurance, Yes or No?

What’s the Most Important Insurance You Can Buy?

Get this FREE book and find out!  Motorcycle insurance is optional in Washington. However, by choosing not to buy insurance you risk your health and financial future. Protect yourself and your family by making sure you have enough insurance in case the Cagers around you don’t. 
Do you know what coverage to buy to best protect you and your family? Do you know why having PIP and UIM coverage is imperative for motorcycle riders? What’s the difference between motorcycle and car insurance? Learn the 10 Secrets your insurance company won’t tell you. Answers to these questions and more are found in Buying Car and Motorcycle Insurance in Washington.
We aren’t selling insurance. We won’t ask you to buy anything. This NO COST book is offered as a free service by Max Meyers of Northwest Bike Law.
Order TODAY at

The Sound RIDER! Guide to Motorcycling in Washington State

Escape! Whether you’re a local rider or visiting from afar, Western Washington features premium riding opportunities for riders of all styles of bikes. Deep forests, volcanic mountain ranges and a vast array of wetlands and rivers means there are plenty of twisty back roads in your future.

Motorcycling through Western Washington reveals essential day rides and numerous explorations that can be stitched together into endless days of touring. From the Olympic Peninsula, through the Cascades Range, from the border of Canada to the mighty Columbia River, whether you’re a new rider or an old hand, there’s something here for everyone.

CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase yours now.


Just in time for the holidays, the new Sound RIDER! Medical information USB card makes it possible to carry as much medical data as you need on your person. Keep it close to your drivers license or use the optional lanyard to place it around your neck so it's always with you should a medical technician need it. With 128 megabytes of storage you can also store scanned legal documents such as organ donor details, child custody release forms, power of attorney and otherwise.  Get yours online now by clicking here.


Why manufacturers sell bikes with straight, hard to get to stems makes little sense at all. There are 90 degree stems on the market that have proved to be not-so-pretty, and play havoc with wheel balancing on medium-sized tires. We’ve got the solution. Our new 84 degree durable ultra-light TV25 valve stems.

As much art as they are function, you can simplify getting air into your tires the next time you pull the wheels off. Unsurpassed fit and finish when compared to their Italian look-a-likes.

CLICK HERE for more details.

Looking for more moto goods and services? Dig deeper into the Marketplace now! Click here

If you're a Northwest or national motorsports company and have a special event or product you need our readers to know about, contact Stacey Swanson at 925-292-9470.

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