May 2016
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Hi Gang,

Well better late than never sorry for the delay in getting the May Newsletter out : -(
IT’S HERE! Spring and then Summer around the corner!

A heads up SENA update …. Update your firmware as not only the 20S but the 10S, 10U, and 10R have major new features the best of which is A2DP dual stereo streaming!

This Month we have Kathy’s family coming for a WEEK then the next day my Mom is coming, then a charity event THAT day for 8 hours at St Florin’s Brewery next to our shop.

Then we go to Mariposa for the 49ner Rally, back home Monday, hook up the trailer and off to Lake George, Hamburg NY, then blast back home and start again!
It’s going to be a nice summer and RKA is visiting some cool places. Quincy, Mariposa, Grand Junction, to name a few.

Richard will be doing seminars at all the events.
First one is about communications called “The RIDE” (Research, Integration, Decision making, Expansion)
Second one is about video called “So ya got a camera? Whatayagonnadonow? This video seminar also uses the RIDE theory of learning.

Have a GREAT summer! Looking forward to meeting you all at one of our events.

Richard & Kathy

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Customer Comments

From: steve
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 2:06 AM
To: Richard Battles <>
Subject: Re: 13 litre Shiloh tank bag for BMW K1600 GTL

Hi Richard,

Just received my tank bag.  What a great piece of kit and so well made.  It was worth paying all the extra customs and VAT this end.

Thanks for a quick and efficient service.
Kind regards

From: Daniel T []
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:51 PM
To: Richard Battles <>
Subject: RE: Tank Bag Availability

Received the tank bag and it looks outstanding.  Thanks to watching the videos, installation was a breeze.  All of my gadgets are mounted.  I'll get you some pics in the next few weeks.  Thanks for the fantastic product and service

From: Kate H []
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: Got my tank bag. 1 answer

OH!   Got it!  At first I wasn't able to imaging that because the sides fold so far in when not expanded.  But your answer and my experimenting has made me a believer.  I just will have to remember to search under the fold in parts for little things that hide......
Thanks so much.  Off to BackRoads Spring Break soon, w my new tank bag.
Thx again for taking the time to write back.

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 8:16 PM, Richard Battles <> wrote:

Hi Kate,

Happy you like the new features.
One of them is the way the expansion works.
Kathy and I put a LOT of thought into this new design and we THINK we hit the nail on the head.
You do not have to expand it to use the section.
Just zip it open without expanding it and BINGO you have a ton of secret space for your phone, keys’ lipstick, gloves etc etc. This allows you to fill the main compartment MORE and keep things you want first separate in the top compartment “more  easy” to access. ;-)
THEN if you really need the expansion go for it.
Take another take ;-)

Richard & Kathy



Garmin Zumo 660LM ….. $350.00
Order your 660LM Zumo today! Only a few left at $350.00. These units MSRP were $699.99. they are a great value.


2015 – 2016 Ducati Multistrada Hard Case Liners ….. $120.00

Finally got the hardbags on the design table thanks to Matthew from Roseville!
Now this issue is there is a three week lead time from the time you order as of May 10th 2016. Hopefully we will be able to get these on the shelves sooner than later.


XPRO Stereo Speakers ….. $79.99

These are NOT replacement speakers for your SENA communication systems. (See SPlugs for that Application)
These speakers are for folks that do not want communications driver to passenger or bike to bike. They JUST WANT TUNES. So if you want JUST TUNES these are for you. Put them in the helmet plug in your music source and you’re IN!


BUFF ….. $20.00
This headwear is the greatest! Reduces nice, keeps ears flat when putting your helmet on, keeps your head warm and looks cool!


SENA The Tube ….. $119.00


SENA 10C earbud adapter ….. $11.66

Now you can use your earbuds with the 10C unit.


Rammount CLAW …..


Purchase the Rammount USB dual port

and the Powerlet 024-06

and you now will have charging ports for TWO devices in one spot


If you have a video suggestion or need help on something we offer please let us know

20S Group Intercom Setup

The 20S App

The Heavy Loader

RKA Hydration Options

SENA 20S ver 1.6 Firmware update

The Smart Train …. Heading home running my SENA TUBE camera and saw …..

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BMW Nor Cal 49ner Rally
May 26th to May 30th
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June 7th to 11th
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BMW National
July 14th to 17th
Hampton, NY
August 29th to September 1st
Grand JUnction, CO
CCBMW Beemer Bash
September 15th to 18th
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September 22nd to 25th
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