January 2018
Volume 46 / Issue 96
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From the desk of the Editor

Hi Guys & Gals, Happy New Year!!

2017 is done!

We had hurricanes, Irma, Harvey, Maria, Tornados, mass shootings of ALL colors, people of color and police getting shot, Our Northern California and Southern California fires.

Our politics are off the charts crazy. We never knew we knew or was associated with so many “just mean” people. There are many bad things that could be mentioned about 2017 but ….

Kathy and I are still here, our home and business are still here, we have our kitties and motorcycles.

2017 is the worst year I can remember for a very long time.

The last really bad year that actually comes to mind quickly is in 1954 my Mom and Grandmother “Gammer” took me to “Saint Mary’sCatholic Boarding School in Dad’s new Chryster 300. I thought they were abandoning me for sure!

We lost Mom this year.
Mom was the MOST alive person I ever knew!


Here is a video to go along with the photos .....

Published on Jun 9, 2011
Jeannie Harris performs "Life is a Cabaret" at the Cascade Theatre 2011!
Don't foget to click on FULL SCREEN, Mom was a full screen type of person!

We almost got burned down this year.

The green dots are work and home
Coffey Park
Fountain Grove
We were the lucky ones
A REALLY scared Richard & Kathy
Here is the video

These photos of us on the right are NOTHING, all we had were some “kid arsonists” trying to start a fire behind us and then loot the houses when evacuated.
The video I did was totally by accident I was coming home from work not understanding the BIG fire was less than a mile east of our shop!
I had thought we were safe!

You will see the emergency vechiles going to the fire …. They put it down FAST!
So the BIG fire did come within a mile of work and two miles of home and with 60 mph winds that’s really close! See map with green dots.
BUT we did not get burned!

We have had many customers come to the shop for receipts to replace lost products.
But a couple of note, a customer and friend of 20 years showed us a photo of his burnt Ferrari and “one of two” Pantara in the garage of his not there anymore home!
We had a guy come by that looked as tuff as nails and while explaining the loss of his home of 40 years he broke down in tears.

So lets hope to hell 2018 is a better year than 2017

Kathy and I do want to tell you that we and RKA had a great time in 2017
We got to travel, attend a lot of events, meet new customers, make new friends and see a lot of things we could never see or do if not for RKA.

YOU all make RKA work!

THAT’S A GOOD THING! SOOOO Enjoy the Newsletter.....

SALE to the 15th

RKA NEW YEARS SALE through the 15th!!!
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What have we created in 2017 and what's in store for 2018
2017 was a banner year for new product.
We added the small and large MESH compartment bags, in BMW Blue, Neon Yellow and black. This is a product you do not think you need util you need it.
We designed ZEGA Touratech 31-38-45 case liners, We added our TOPPER bags for the ZEGA cases
Liners for the K1600B Bagger a SEVEN piece set! A handlebar bag for the Bagger.

Small yellow compartment bag
Large yellow compartment bag
Small blue compartment bag
Large blue compartment bag
Small black compartment bag
Large black compartment bag
ZEGA 31-18-45
ZEGA Topper
ZEGA Topper
ZEGA Topper
K1600B Bagger liners
K1600B Bagger liners
K1600B Bagger liners
K1600B Bagger Handlebar bag
What's up with SENA and Bluetooth?

This is the very biggest mistake for most everyone that has an issue with things not working even after following instructions.

Image one. Connect phone to GPS. Connect headset to GPS
Image two. Headset is now connected to GPS and phone is connected to GPS
NOW everything works has advertised
You can answer, make, & receive, calls from the GPS

Image three. After following instructions and getting everything to work you now make the fatal mistake of connecting your headset to your phone!

NOW YOU HAVE CONFLICT! SO what is this conflict?
If you turn on you headset then your phone first you will be connected to your phone and the GPS will not connect!
If you turn on your headset and then your GPS first you will be connected to your GPS and the phone will not connect!

RKA You Tube Videos

The first two videos are ones everyone should see
The rest is a review of what we think is our best videos of 2017

Tankbag Presentation Press Release
Published on Aug 18, 2012

Published on Jan 10, 2017

RKA New Flagship luggage
Published on Oct 26, 2017

What is an RKA Control Box & Wrap
Published on Feb 21, 2017

What can you put on the RKA Dashboard?
Published on Feb 20, 2017
The RKA DAshboard Installation
Published on Feb 20, 2017
The RKA DAshboard Benifits
Published on Feb 18, 2017
SENA RodeConnected App Video II
Published on Jan 17, 2017

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