March 2012
Issue 28

Newsletter late ..... BUT,...Better late than never. My cat eat my home work, ........REALLY...

and then my pagemaker/photoshop/golive all died and we ordered a KZIllon dollars of new software!!
We have had Adobe software from day one but do you think they will upgrade us? HELL no our disks are TOO OLD for upgrades!! . THEN the printer died, there is a chip inside the printer than KNOWS when you stock up on cartridges!! Once you have several boxes of cartridges the printer implodeds!! and then my backup printer died, and then we went color laser all in one printer.
So when I figure out the new software, new printer and we'll be back on course!

FOR SALE: HP #74, HP#75, HP#56, Lexmark #24 .... Need these printer cartridges? Call me.
We would like to toot our horn just a little here: What folks are saying :

Message Or Comments:
awesome products
How did you find our about RKA?: own one
Harry P, NH

Are you pleased with the service and product?
The service was fast and the product is well made , just what I expected.
Stuart

I am a long time customer and have been very satisfied with the products I have purchased. I found out about you guys from an ad in a motorcycle magazine many years ago. I liked the concept of your expandable bags and they have served me well for many years. Thanks for a quality product with great service.
Tim

Looking at ordering other items in the near future for the best motorcycle in the world.
David

Are you pleased with the service and product?
100%, they look great and I can't wait to get miles on them!
Nic

Are you pleased with the service and product? Very satisfied!
James

Are you pleased with the service and product? Your service is excellent! Your product is also excellent.... just as I expected, I have one on my K12GS.
John

Richard;
Everything arrived on time and I am pleased with the product. I've ordered items from you for many years and have always been pleased with the quality and service I receive from RKA.
Roger

I purchased my first luggage from you in 1991 for my ZX11. Then in 2008 for my ZX14. Now, liners for my 2012 Concours 14. Soon (tm) a new tankbag for it. The liners are excellent and fit perfectly.
JR

What Magazines are saying :

Backroads Magazine March 2012
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Rider Magazine April 2012
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Bigger, Better, More Functional, Simpler

On Feb 29th we launched our new 2012 tankbag line along with updated webpages that we hope will help you all understand the awesomeness of the RKA tankbag lineup.!!.... We morphed two models into one, and then resized just a tad to be the same dimensions as the IN-Charge bag! Bigger, better, simpler, more features, options,

Just a few of the new STANDARD features.

1: ALL tankbags now come with the hidden portals.
Rear portal Exit
Showing "optional"
Powerlet SAE to SAE pigtail
Front portal Exit
Showing "optional"
Powerlet SAE to SAE pigtail
Inside portal
Showing "optional"
Powerlet SAE to SAE pigtail
NEW! Just in !
2012 Control boxes
NEW! Just in !
2012 Control boxe
without lid attached.
2012 Control boxes
The lid slips on in a breeze!
NEW! Optional
Dashboard control panel!!
NEW!
Slip pocket on our
10.0 liter SuperSport Mini
NEW!
Slip pocket on our
19.5 liter SuperSport.
Notice the "Binding"
on the top of the lid and the
bottom on the main compartment.
Notice how they will
"LAP OVER" each other
as the zippers close.
Pretty water resistant!
This is my $3,000.00
Communications Tankbag
getting ready to leave
Frisco, CO in the rain.
NO RAINCOVER on the tankbag
Also want you to understand
no grass grows under my moto.
Now to some of you 142 may not seem so fast BUT R1200ST 110 HP loaded down with the speedo reading 150mph!!
2: ALL tankbags are Dashboard and Control box ready.
3: ALL tankbags a slightly TALLER. (foot prints are the same)
4: The 10.0 liter SuperSport mini now has a really cool zippered slip pocket under the handle area
5: The 19.5 liter SuperSport now has a really cool zippered pocket under the handle area
6: New from our MetalFX friends in Willits CA. our Optional "Dashboard"
7: New from our MetalFX friends in WIllits CA. our Optional grained aluminum small & Large "Control Boxes"

Check this baby out!!! Is it cool or what? Fits right into the front of any RKA bag manufactured after Feb 29th (Or HE and IN-charge bags before that date). Easily holds everything you need and the left side is open right side has a exit port for extra cables like cigar chargers, audio cables and such.

Add our "RKA designed Dashbaord and you now have the coolest tankbag on the planet!!!. Allowing you to add your choice of Powerlet, Rammount parts. Then install J&M Bluetooth, the new SENA SR10 Adapter and headsets, or Cardo and you have all the features you could possibly want and have them off the bike in a heartbeat!

Want to add a GPS, Smartphone AND FRS or CB radio? Now you would want to move up to the IN-Charge Series tankbag. This coolest in the world bag is virtually the same as our other bags except there is no expansion as it would be useless because of wiring length issues and all the devices set a lot more solid on top of the bag without that extra expansion material under them.

While I am on a TOOT ...
Lets talk about "water proof"

There is NO SUCH THING has a waterproof textile product.
Even water proof zippers leak where they come together.
RKA uses 100% water proof MATERIAL. Be sure an read the fine print when someone claims 100% waterproofness.

Our construction and engineering is what makes RKA products the most water resistent on the market. Check out the photo at the right and read the caption then click on the photo to see the bigger picture.


NEW STUFF ... GoalZero Solar products.

Guide 10
Plus Mobile Kit
Guide 10
Plus Adventure Kit
Guide 10 Plus folds up small.
Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack
Torch Solar Crank Flashlight
BOLT Focus Light
LUNA LED light
Estrella 3 W light
Estrella 3 W light
RKA is adding "GoalZero" solar products this month so stay tuned to the website products page.

BUT WAIT! THERE"S MORE!

RKA is developing these solar panels to work on our luggage!! The testing will start with the GSA “Topper” bags and the “36 liter Rackbag.”

Fold them open and ride away charging and saving electricity as you go!! You can charge the “Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack” or your phone whatever you need or want to charge!

Depending on the panels you can charge at 3 watts or 7.5 watts.

These products shown here are only some of them we will stock. Stay tuned!

The lights are also a great addition. For you travelers you can see they are obvious additions for camping or night repairs etc. BUT ... look at the LUNA and imagine it lighting up your map case at night!!!

$129.99 Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit
$159.99 Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit
$ 59.99 Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack
$ 11.99 LUNA LED light
$ 59.99 Estrella 3 W light
$ 39.99 Torch Solar Crank Flashlight
$ 49.99 BOLT Focus Light

Pre orders are accepted!! Call us at 1-800-349-1-RKA (1752)


2011 inventory sale
Well now that the new tankbag line has been lanuched we have a few tankbags from the 2011 style left.
You will need to call to purchase these sale items as there is no buy-me buttons on the website for them..
2011 9.0 liter 3 point
SuperSport Mini
MSRP $105.00
Sale Price: $89.25 TWO LEFT
2011 17.0 liter 3 point
SuperSport
MSRP $130.00
Sale Price: $110.50 ONE LEFT
2011 17.0 liter Magnetic
SuperSport
MSRP $145.00
Sale Price: $123.25 ONE LEFT
2011 22.50 liter three point
Shiloh Rd
MSRP $155.00
Sale Price: $131.75 ONE LEFT
SOLD!
2011 22.50 liter four point
Pine Flat
MSRP $155.00
Sale Price: $131.75 ONE LEFT.
2011 12.00 liter four point
Pine Flat
MSRP $120.00
Sale Price: $102.00 ONE LEFT.
2011 26.0 liter three point
Sonoman
MSRP $170.00
Sale Price: $144.50 TWO LEFT
SOLD!
ONE LEFT!
2011 15.50 liter three point
IN-CHARGE Shiloh Road
MSRP $325.00
Sale Price: $276.25 ONE LEFT

Just got off the phone....

with a prevoius customer (could be YOU!) that said "WOW" I did not know you had so much information on your website AND so many products
So be sure and visit our products page!.



Amazingly Simple Home Remedies

1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.

3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS - SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

6. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.


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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