August 2013
Volume 3 / Issue 45


From the desk of the Editor

Hi everyone,

Kathy and I would like to say hi to all the new readers this month, and we hope you enjoy the newsletter.

For the newbies in the group Kathy and I want you to know there are many learning and fun experiences in the past newsletters.
So go back and take a look. “Main Newsletter Page”.

There are lots of things to report on this month.

RKA will put on a September
OPEN HOUSE every Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, from 9 to 5.

Look for our upcoming ad in "City Bike" coming out toward the end of August.

Get a group together and take a nice scenic ride along the coast or over Hwy 128 and stop by for a soda and join in the action with test rides and fittings for;

RKA luggage,
SENA Bluetooth,
ADAPTIV Radar, GlowRider Jackets and vests,
VEGA helmets,
SONOMA RACEWAY will be with us raffling off race tickets
SPECIAL guest speaker each Saturday and much more!

On other news and stories....

NEW RKA application instructional videos
FUN videos to keep you smiling,
Three NEW SENA products,
GREAT Garmin App report


RKA DEALS for August and September


Hi Richard,

After more than two years of heavy use, my RKA tank bag is still almost like new. Here it is at 14,000 feet last week.

David Caraway
San Antonio, TX

Kathy and I, RKA are posting videos every month. Fun ones, educational ones, and instructional ones.
So we hope you enjoy them, we sure do.
NOTE: Be sure and click on the "full screen" icon to enlarge the video, and if the quality looks low click on the "gear"
at the bottom right of the screen to increase the resolution to 1080.
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys:
Bluegrass virtuosity
from New Jersey
Deer dog for sale,
make offer.
Dog wants a kitty
"I Bike Sonoma"
Kathy and a few friends did this great Sonoma COunty bicycle ride. Here it is condenced.

RKA has produced a few more new videos this month to coordinate with the theme of the September Open House series.
There will be more to come before the open house dates arrive to subcribe to our "RKA You_Tube Page" to see the latest vidoes.
FJR Lock to Lock
Anyglove demo
Flash Cards Short
Turning on my stuff


So not exactly a photo, but Kathy and I just want you to know we are thinking of you BMW National campers up there in Salem last month.
Mutts Website

Every Saturday in September RKA will have an open house at their shop.
7698 Bell Road, Windsor CA 95492 1-800-349-1-RKA. Our hours are 9am to 5pm.

There will be food and drink. Drawings for prizes and bling!

RKA has been manufacturing our line of luggage since 1985 in Sonoma County CA.
RKA manufactures; Tankbags, Seatbags, Rackbags, Saddlebags and Liners for hardbags and more.
RKA will have luggage for test rides and fitment, Take a tour of the shop!

EVERY Saturday there will be a seminar on;
Luggage applications, touring and packing.
Communications and new App’s for your Smartphones.
A guest speaker from one of our vendors to discuss their products

SONOMA RACEWAY will have representatives here to raffle off event tickets and bling.
ST FLORIAN’S BREWERY next door to RKA will have tours of their “VERY NEW” brewery.
St Florian is the patron Saint of fireman, and the owner, Aaron is a Capt. at the Windsor Fire Station


This is a demo 10.5 liter IN-Charge Tankbag, Kathy's old ZUMO 550, no XM.
A SENA SMH10 headset installed for you and paired to the ZUMO for $500.00.
This is a giveaway! No parting out sold has a complete system. If the Zumo 550 dies the next day so be it, you STILL got a really good deal. ;-)

Vega Summit 3.0 Modular helmet, Fog Screen, SENA Bluetooth headset,
The BEST pricing you can get, ALL right here at RKA!

The package for TWO riders is $780.00, for ONE solo rider $390.00

The deal includes Summit 3.0 Module with drop down screen, Fog Screen, SENA headset, Installed, Your phone paired and your old helmet sent back home. You cannot beat this value!

RKA carries many other products for your delight.......

SENA BLUETOOTH is the leader in innovation and functionality for the Bluetooth motorcycle industry.
RKA will have Vega Summit 3.0 Modular helmets, with SENA Bluetooth headsets installed for Driver Passenger and Bike to Bike for you to take out on a test ride. FREE Headset installs!! & the BEST pricing you can get ALL right here!
VEGA Helmets the Summit 3.0 Modular with drop down screens, ¾ and FF models also; The best kept secret in the industry. At a very reasonable price they manufacture a really nice product certified to stringent European ECE 22.05 standard which meets or exceeds DOT standards. Great features are a drop down sun screen, Cool Maxx easily removable washable liner. The VEGA fog screen is the best one I have ever used, ever! It is NOT a pin insert but the screen itself AWESOME!
ADAPTIV TPX RADAR has been personally tested and stands proudly with the best of them.
ADAPTIV GLOWRIDER Jackets and vests, their new line of apparel is great. It is battery powered system lights you up at night!!
POWERLET the standard in motorcycle electrical parts for your motorcycle
RAMMOUNT the standard in motorcycle mounting systems
MIDLAND CB radios that can be adapted to the SENA SR10 Bluetooth adapter to make it virtually a Bluetooth device!!
MOTOROLA FRS radios that can be adapted to the SENA SR10 Bluetooth adapter to make it virtually a Bluetooth device!
LIQUID IMAGE Sport Cameras. NOT competition to the more expensive cameras but has the features you would want like WiFi, 720, 1080, send clips over your phone and more for a low price.
GARMIN the leader in GPS devices and the motorcycle designed 660LM & 665LM GPS’s
MOTOCHELLO If you want the best in wired communications this is it!

SENA Bluetooth introduces three more new products

Sena SC-A0305, 3.5mm earbud plug in
Part #: SC-A0305
MSRP.... $5.99 RKA (The BEST price) price $4.46.

What's it do? If you own the new SMH10R low profile Bluetooth headset you already know you cannot attach earbuds and are limited to speakers only. Not any more! Now with the SC-A0305 you just plug one end into the SMH10R speaker port and the other into your earbuds!

Sena SMH10 A0305 Standard Helmet Clamp with Boom Microphone Speakers & 3.5mm earbud plug in
Part #: SMH-A0305
MSRP.... $59.95 RKA (The BEST price) price $53.96.

What's it do? If you own a SMH10 and would like to switch between speakers and earbuds easily then this is for you! You can leave the speakers IN, unplug the lead and then plug in the earbud lead and you now can use your earbuds!

Sena SMH10 A0306 Helmet Clamp with Boom & FF Microphone Speakers & 3.5mm earbud plug in
Part #: SMH-A0306
MSRP.... $59.95 RKA (The BEST proce) price $53.96

What's it do? If you own a SMH10-11 with universal mic's and would like to switch between speakers and earbuds easily then this is for you! You can leave the speakers IN, unplug the lead and then plug in the earbud lead and you now can use your earbuds!

Did you know? MicroSDHC cards can hold a lot of information. Did you also know a lot of the newer devices require a Class 6 or above to work properly? Keep this thought when purchasing devics that require a MicroSDHC card.

Click on the image on the left for a bigger image that show the capacity of MicroSDHC card. A 32gig can record up to 8 hours of video!

Now you know.
Did you know? You can power SENA, Liquid Image, Smartphone and other electrical products on the fly by just plugging in with external units or your motorcycles battery using SAE and USB connectors?

Our FAV’s so far is "MiPow" we are still testing life and applications, and working with the manufactuer about pricing and stocking for RKA.

So soon to come and More next month. I know I keep promising but you do want it right? Right?



• Category: Navigation
• Updated: Jul 16, 2013
• Version: 2.5
• Size: 125 MB
• Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
• Seller: Garmin International
• © Garmin International, Inc. 2012
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
• Download Garmin StreetPilot® Onboard U.S.A. and give your iPhone® or iPad® the best in GPS navigation with photoReal junction views, 3D buildings, speed/red light camera alerts and more.

Garmin StreetPilot U.S.A. is packed full of great navigation features from Garmin, the world leader in GPS navigation. The app is the first iPhone navigation app to include Garmin’s exclusive photoReal images of complex junctions to help you navigate with confidence. It also includes rich mapping with detailed 3D buildings and landmarks, lane guidance, speed/red light camera alerts and many other advanced features, while remaining simple and easy to use.

Optional in-app purchases include integrated real-time traffic updates, photoLive traffic cameras and fuel pricing.


• Industry-leading Garmin user interface
• Voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions including spoken street names
• Millions of preloaded points of interest including gas stations, restaurants and other businesses
• Integrated Google™ Local Search

• Maps for the United States (lower 49 states) installed on your device, so wireless coverage is not required to navigate
• 3D buildings and landmarks
• Lane assist with photoReal junction view provides a photo-realistic illustration of the correct lane for different maneuvers
• Integrated red light and speed camera database including community-generated alerts
• Speed limits for most major roads with the capability to report speed limit changes or errors
• Where Am I? emergency locator shows your exact latitude and longitude, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and gas stations
• Exit services allow you to quickly see services such as restaurants, gas stations and lodging available at exits along your route
• Trip planner allows you to create a route with multiple stops in advance with automatic or manual ordering of destinations
• Address book integration so you can easily navigate to contacts
• Trip computer includes a compass heading and bearing indicator, resettable odometer and trip statistics such as arrival distance, next turn time and average moving speed
• Trip log enables an electronic breadcrumb trail that shows you where you’ve been
• Weather feature shows current conditions and a 5-day forecast
• Location sharing via Facebook or SMS
Garmin StreetPilot has been designed to run on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, and it works on GPS-enabled iPads as well.

Map coverage- Garmin StreetPilot U.S.A. (Lower 49 States)
United States (excluding Alaska), Plus Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Date Event Location Name / Link

July 18-21
Salem,OR Fairgrounds.

Drawing for SMH10 Bluetooth headset
at seminar!!!!
WOW the BMWMOA National was a BLAST!!! Thanks to ALL that attended!!
August 27-30
Curve Cowboy Reunion
Bend, OR. Riverhouse Hotel
Drawing for SMH10 Bluetooth headset
at seminar!!!!
September 7th
RKA Open House
9 AM to 5 PM
7698 Bell Road, Windsor, CA.
September 14th
RKA Open House
9 AM to 5 PM
7698 Bell Road, Windsor, CA.
September 21st
RKA Open House
9 AM to 5 PM
7698 Bell Road, Windsor, CA.
September 28th
RKA Open House
9 AM to 5 PM
7698 Bell Road, Windsor, CA.
October 16- 20
Orlando, FL,

BRIAN & SHARIA of “Backroads Magazine” finally spend a day with us.
Report on the R1200GSW.
Customers photos and storys
Backup batteries are again on the back burner.
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Hope you all enjoyed this month's newsletter has much as I did putting it together.

Ride Safe / Have Fun
See you next month

Richard & Kathy

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