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Free Cradle with Purchase of Diamond Mount for GPS

Our favorite mount for Garmin Nuvi GPS (as well as many of the TomTom GPS models) - the Diamond Mount - is now more affordable than ever!

Why do we like this mount so much? Because the Diamond Mount includes a form-fitted cradle that is specific to the Nuvi (or TomTom) GPS model. The cradle is four-sided and includes cut-outs for power buttons, plug-ins, etc.

And that makes the mount extremely safe and secure! (how secure? see the video here!)

There's even better news...

We've recently dropped the price of the Diamond Mount by $10 on most models (some more). And now you can ALSO get the cradle for FREE! That's a $25 value!

Simply be sure to add the cradle to your cart, then use this code at checkout: FREECRADLE

(Applies to both Garmin and TomTom Diamond Mounts. Good for up to $15 value. $49 minimum order. Offer expires soon!)

  • Tracey Cramer

It's Easy to Plug your Phone in with the SLIDE Mount

Need to keep your phone plugged in while riding? The SLIDE “Plus” Phone Mount make that easy to do – and might just be the most secure motorcycle phone mount around!

The SLIDE’s flexible design accommodates a variety of devices (with and without case/cover) and makes it safer and more convenient to use a phone or other device on a motorcycle.

Medium/Vertical size fits Min width 2-3/8" / Max width 3-5/8" 
Long/Horizontal size fits Min width 4-3/4" / Max width 7-3/8"

The Slide Mount is adjustable in THREE ways:

  1. Side arms are available in three depths
  2. Side arms "Slide" along the base bar then lock in place
  3. Ultra-Swivel provides left/right or up/down options

The “Plus” feature can be found on all URBAN Vertical Slide Mounts.

More info about Leader phone mounts can be found here.

 

  • Tracey Cramer

DAWG DAYS OF SUMMER Sale on NOW - Save $20!

During the DAWG DAYS OF SUMMER sale, take $20 off any in-stock Desert Dawgs Rain Guards/Wind Deflectors.

Desert Dawgs protect your feet and legs from rain and also cut down on annoying updrafts and helmet buffeting.

Simply use the code DAWGDAYS at checkout!
(expires August 31, 2017)

Desert Dawgs For These Motorcycles! (Click to link)

 

  • Tracey Cramer

Motorcycle Mounting Options for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Did you know the Diamond Mount now works with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus?

The Diamond Mount is a very clean-looking and secure way to mount an iPhone on a motorcycle.

The Form-Fitted Cradle is specifically designed for iPhones. That means your iPhone will never fall out. Cut-outs for buttons and plug-ins make this mount super convenient.

And Leader’s patented Ultra-Swivel connection system provides unlimited positioning ability but is so slim and unobtrusive, you’ll hardly know it’s there.

The Diamond Mount is available in chrome and black. Stainless steel and aluminum parts are rust-proof and machined in the USA! Pick from our extensive line of mounting locations: handlebar, brake/clutch, mirror stem, windshield and more.

Prices start at $44.99. See all Diamond Mounts here.

Not right for you? Check out these other options for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:
  • The SLIDE Mount features a support at the base of the phone. Its flexible design accommodates iPhones with and without case/cover.
  • The X-Grip Adaptor Mount has a secure four-finger design that allows you to easily plug into power.
More info here!
  • Tracey Cramer

New to Riding: Choosing a Bike & Gear

In my previous post, I talked about learning to ride safe, right from the beginning. You’ll enjoy yourself so much more, too! Let’s pick up from there.

Step three: Choosing the right bike for you.

Everyone has that dream bike. The one they picture in their mind’s eye riding down the road.

However, your dream bike may not be the best choice for your first bike. Why, you ask? I can think of a couple reasons:
  • You may drop it. Everyone does when they are first learning. Wouldn’t you rather drop a bike that you are less emotionally and financially attached to?
  • What you think you want now may not be what you want later. You’ll get a better idea of what you really want only after you’ve ridden a while and gotten some experience. No reason to fork out a ton of money only to find out a year later it doesn’t really suit your needs.
One more note: don’t go too big right away (especially women). A big motorcycle can intimidate a new rider and make you uncomfortable, and soon you’ll find yourself less enthusiastic about riding. And we don’t want that!

Get the smaller bike, and just know that at some point, you’ll want to ‘step up’ to a bigger machine. Trust me - you’ll know when the time is right.

Step Four: The gear.

It’s not just about the motorcycle; you need the right gear.

A helmet and gloves are a good start (and in my opinion, absolutely required). I have personally found a good set of boots to be crucial - you don’t want to find your feet slipping when you’re trying to stop or move the bike. Also, think about getting a jacket and pants specifically made for riding.

Gearing up right doesn't have to be expensive. You should always buy a helmet NEW, because crash damage to the interior can be undetectable to anyone but an expert. But it’s easy to find gently used riding pants, boots, gloves and jackets. Many retailers and online mail-order houses offer discounts on sell-outs and non-current styles.

Step five: Find like minded people to ride with.

Motorcycling is a social activity. There are tons of groups out there. You can always find people on Internet Message Boards. Just do a search by the brand or type of motorcycle that interests you and see what you find.

Meeting other riders will introduce you to a level of camaraderie that's uncommon these days. Riding with responsible, experienced riders can help you improve your own skills - and it’s the icing on the cake! 

 

  • Tracey Cramer

Father's Day Gifts: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly!

Ah, Father's Day.

Time for wives and girlfriends, sons and daughters to agonize over what to get dad (or granddad) that will make him <GRIN> like a crazy man.

In honor of this most auspicious day, we've put together a "Good, Bad and Ugly" List - with a touch of our trademark midwest humor.

Here are a few more of Tracey's Top "UGLY" picks:

Toilet Coffee Mug: Congratulations, you've just ruined coffee for him! (Unless you haven't. Oh god! What if he loves it and uses it all the time? Great, now coffee is ruined for you…)

Potty Putter: a new way for dad to keep himself *ahem* occupied. Really, why encourage him to spend more time on the toilet?!

Now for the GOOD ideas!

All Leader purchases are guaranteed to last; stainless steel and aluminum components don’t break or wear! (And we have a no-hassle return policy should he decide it’s just not for him.)

In addition, your purchase from Leader supports family business and American craftsmen. And I'll bet your dad/husband/brother/granddad would appreciate that! You might even get a <GRIN> like this one!

(See all current discounts/special offers)

  • Tracey Cramer