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Welcome to the SoloMotoParts.com blog. We'll be writing about different motorcycling segments like sport, cruiser, adv and off-road as well as sharing tips on motorcycle riding and safety. You'll also find insider 411 on hot motorcycle parts & accessory brands. We encourage you to interact with us by sharing our content on social media and commenting on the posts with what you think! Have at it!

New Galfer Full Floating Rear Rotors for Suzuki

A revised full floating design of Galfer's rear wave brake rotor is now available for Suzuki moels. More fitment options will be available in the coming months. They are made of the same high carbon stainless steel as the standard Galfer fixed rear brake rotor.

See them now.
By Sir D


Safe Shopping Update

Today SoloMotoParts.com employs the GeoTrust TrueBusiness ID with Extended Validation (EV) certificate. This allows up to 256-bit SSL encryption (depending on browser capability) to help further protect sensitive data when shopping our website.

EV Certificates are issued only after a high level of verification is performed on the requesting company (that's us) by a third party (GeoTrust).

Look for the "green bar" during checkout and know you're shopping securely at SoloMotoParts.com!
By Sir D


Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Body Pieces

Akrapovic uses their carbon fiber experience from their exhaust systems to make some very beautiful carbon fiber items for your sportbike. Some of the parts include carbon fiber front fenders, rear fenders, chain guards, heel guards and tank covers. Available for the R1 09 and the GSX-R1000 09 with a few items available for the newer R6 08-09, 1000RR 08-09, GSX-R600/750 08-09 and ZX10R 08-09.

Check them out now!
By Sir D


Akrapovic Slip-on for Aprilia RSV4

Akrapovic sporty and lightweight SLIP-ON systems offer a great balance between price and performance and represent the first step in the exhaust system tuning process. The change will also be visual as the HEXAGONAL muffler perfectly fit the exterior line of the RSV4 and add a clean racing image. The muffler outer sleeve is made of titanium or carbon-fiber, which gives a special hi-tech touch to our SLIP-ON system.

Power & Torque: The exhaust system modification with the SLIP-ON system results in a major boost in performance, delivering a massive 167.9 HP at 12450 rpm on the back wheel. But the increased power isn?t available just at the top of the range; the system shows its quality from 4000 rpm already up through the entire rpm range. Max. increased power between the Akrapovic and the stock system is 5.2 HP at 7000 rpm. Besides this, the torque is substantially higher in a lower rpm area at 4500 rpm and from middle to high rpm area.
By Sir D


The Grunge Brush!

The Grunge Brush is the first specifically designed brush that cleans motorcycle and ATV chains. The Grunge Brush has an innovative design that cleans chain from three angles at once. A long handle keeps fingers away from chain and brush bristles will not harm O-Ring or X-Ring chains. The long bristle side gets into those hard to reach areas.

Stop slacking on taking care of your chain and get one today!
By Sir D


New Jason Britton Helmet From Icon

Icon's new Alliance SSR Britton Igniterr helmet comes in Britton Green and Pearl White. These helmets can be used with our without the "FSB" fins.

Living his life on one wheel. Jason Britton has reached the peak of the game. Whatever you call him - Hooligan, Stunter, Ambassador, Icon - Jason is proof that the American dream still shines bright. The signature edition Britton Igniter helmet from Icon - dedicated to the life on one wheel.

* All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) & SG (Japan) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG Certification stickers unless purchased in that country.
* Polycarbonate shell
* Rock the Britton Igniter with or without the included FSB Fin Kit.
* Wind tunnel tested and refined
* Imported
By Sir D


Galfer/Accossato Brake Upgrade Kit

Famous Galfer Stainless Steel front brake lines (2 line kit) with DOT4 brake fluid paired with an accossato brake master cylinder for $269 shipped.

Good until the end of January!! Pick up your kit now.
By Sir D


Rossi Replica Graphic Helmet for under $200!

New 2010 K3 Valentino Rossi replica helmet! Get that Rossi Replica look at a fraction of the price! The perfect choice for those who are looking for a quality product at a reasonable price.

AGV K3 Valentino Rossi Celebrate 8 Replica Helmet available in Black (shown) or Yellow.

* Shell Painted HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin
* Ventilation System Front air intakes and rear extractors
* Fabrics Dry-Lex with hygienic treatment
* Inside padding Removable and washable
* Visor Clear, anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate Street 8 visor
* Shield Mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System): shield replacement without tools in few seconds
* Shield Mechanism Perimetrical visor seal
* Retention System Micro-metric adjustment buckle
By Sir D


BMW S1000RR Exhaust from Akrapovic

Akrapovic releases new exhausts for the BMW S1000RR. There's 2 different types of mufflers including a shorty hex style - available in Shorty Hex Evolution Full Titanium and Short Hex Racing Full Exhausts. Standard Akrapovic Hex mufflers are still available in a Racing full exhaust system and a full titanium Evolution exhaust system. Both standard hex and shorty hex systems should be available by the end of January 2010 from SoloMotoParts.com.

Akrapovic full exhausts increase horsepower to a subtantial 191.30hp at 13270 rpm with a maximum power increase of 11.15 hp at 8450rpm. There is a huge mid-range torque increase at around 4500rpm and torque increases can be felt well in to the over-rev range. Shave lap times and smooth out the ride of your 2010 BMW S1000RR with an Akrapovic Full System!
By Sir D


Akrapovic Full Exhaust Systems for RSV4 09

We have the Akrapovic RSV4 Racing Full Exhaust System and Akrapovic Full Titanium Evolution System available!

Akrapovic Racing and Evolution systems are designed for riders who demand maximum performance from their motorcycle. Both systems are significantly lighter, if compared to the stock exhaust system and feature exceptional production quality, hi-tech materials and of course increased engine performance combined with pure racing sound output. The Akrapovic Racing and Evolution systems were developed to complement the racing character of the RSV4. The Evolution system is made entirely of our exclusive high grade titanium while the Racing system uses stainless steel header tubes and link pipe. We offer titanium or carbon-fiber mufflers for each combination. Both systems are not street legal and are designed for racing purpose only.

Power & Torque: The power increase with the Akrapovic system is substantial, and can be seen from 4800 rpm right to the top of the range. At 12450 rpm we measured 168.8 HP, with a max. power increase of 6.4 HP at 6790 rpm. The system?s effect on the torque and power curve is huge and strongest at midrange rpm. The main increase starts at around 4200 rpm and continues right into the over-rev range. All this will help you shave lap times and result in a much smoother ride.

Here's a video of the Evolution Full Titanium System:


Here's a video of the Racing Full System:
By Sir D