Well today is Cinco de Mayo which means that summer is just around the corner! There will be plenty of parades and celebrations today and just plain excuses to get out and ride!
I know that here in the mountains of North Georgia, the weather channel is calling for sunshine and mid to upper 80’s all week. That means Hot riding conditions. With so many of my friends riding Harleys, I know how hot you bikes get!
We have a new advertiser that is coming on board with Southeastern Rider in the June Issue and I have thoroughly checked them out about their claims to the best of my ability. Even Jimmy & Pat Kay from Two Wheel Thunder TV and I have spoken and I got the scoop from them. Jimmy’s review will also be in our June Issue.
The product is called love-jugs and our own Gary “Tater” Toland is being supplied a set to try on his 2012 Ultra Classic so that he can do an honest review in the magazine.
My point is Hot weather is here and I wanted to give you a chance to look at these and call Steve West at 561-499-0974 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions that you might have and to get a set on order! HE SAYS TO BE SURE TO LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU ARE CALLING BECAUSE OF SOUTHEASTERN RIDER MAGAZINE!
THEY WILL CAUSE YOUR BIKE TO RUN AN AVERAGE OF 100 DEGREES COOLER!
I hope that this will benefit many of you with an early jump on summer!
A link here: www.love-jugs.com
SOUTHEASTHERN RIDER MAGAZINE – ISSUE 6 – JUNE 2015
Love-Jugs Cooling System for Hot Harleys
By Jimmy Kay
When I first met Dave Sandel the inventor of LOVE-JUGS and CEO Steve West at the V-Twin Expo Show in Cincinnati I must say I was not convinced that they had “fixed” the problem of “HOT HARLEY’S”. I was so reluctant that I ask to move the interview to the last 2 hours of the last day of the show. I knew that by then most everyone would have left to head back home and most exhibitors would be packing up to move the next show. So with no pressure from crowds and other manufactures’, we came back two hours before the show was to end.
To my surprise there was Dave Sandel and Steve West smiling and waiting for us. I thought to myself these guys are nuts. Didn’t they know I was going to rip their product apart with questions about the truth of their claim and the reliability of this toy? You could tell they wanted to meet this challenge head on and they were armed to answer every question to my complete satisfaction.
Before the first question, Dave Sandel Inventor of the LOVE JUGS boasted: “Hot Harley? – Problem solved!” He continued, “Our systems are guaranteed to keep your oil flowing and your engine running significantly cooler, and that is guaranteed to make your ride cooler too”.
A bit of history may help explain my hesitation to such a bold claim. The first Harley I rode any distance on was a 1965 Electra Glide. This “Blue Angel” was the coolest looking bike on the road at the time. However it was anything but cool riding this demon in south Texas in August.
Since that time I have tried so many devices and gadgets. I can’t count the amount of money, time and effort I have spent trying to find something to cool down my Harley’s. Lately I have been told that the “Parade Fan” is the way to go in cooling and keeping the heat off my bike. WRONG! Then came the “Lenale Fan” with its promises. This was a waste, the reason being that the mounting brackets were bolted to back of the single (as in one) Lenale fan. I’m a biker not a engineer however even I know that any fan can not work if you cover the airflow the fan is expected to put out.
So here we are today still struggling with this same problem of “HEAT”. I love my Harley; I don’t want a BMW, Honda or etc. I want to ride my Harley even if it’s in the high 90’s in Texas and not have to wait until the sun goes down to go riding.
So now I put on our test Bike the sleek new LOVE JUGS COOL-MASTER. And took off for a 2,068 mile test ride. Down though the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Great Smoky Mountains, the easy flowing traffic of Atlanta (joke) where during rush hour traffic or construction you can go at 10-15 MPH for very short distances at a time. From Atlanta I was off to Salem and Montgomery, AL. Then it was some open Interstate to run all the way to Vicksburg, MS, then its time to get off the fast track & do some back road riding up to Yazoo City where I saw a sign that said fresh donuts and coffee, and I thought to myself I know a great place for that. So I headed to the French Quarter to Café Du Monde, New Orleans, LA, for some Beignets & Chicory Coffee. So after I had my fill I headed back to Birmingham, AL, and Nashville, TN to Cincinnati, OH.
My LOVE JUGS fans withstood the harshest conditions I endured. LOVE JUGS are 100% waterproof outdoor rated fan motors, and my trip confirmed that! If it was not raining it was as hot as Hades. The original model produces more than twice the cooling power of its closest competitor – while the new model packs even more punch. The more air, the more comfort for the rider and the more protection for your engine.
This no nonsense sleek face gives the unit a finished custom look that is as at-home on a $100,000 custom bagger as it is on a 25-year-old Electra Glide. They will actually run while submerged underwater as can be seen on their website. http://love-jugs.com/videos/. Luckily I didn’t have to ride submersed under water! Believe it or not, some competing systems use indoor rated fans, which will short out when exposed to water – even during a washing.
And yes… I do LOVE JUGS! I have had two Harley Techs tell me because of the addition of the LOVE JUGS & an oil cooling system I have possibly extended the life of the most expensive part of my Harley-the motor about 50,000 miles. To me that is the best endorsement of a product I have ever given. And that is a great insurance policy and peace of mind for me.For more information, take a tour of the website: www.love-jugs.com or contact: Hammerhead Engineering CEO Steve West at email@example.com.
He’ll be happy to speak with you.