DES PLAINES HONDA RED RIDERS - SADDLE UP - DATE Des Plaines Honda - 550 E Northwest Hwy - DesPlaines, IL 60016 - 847.699.9600 - February 2007 Welcome Red Riders Welcome to the Lrst edition of the Saddle Up-Date of the Des plaines Honda Red Riders. This infor- mative newsletter will be published regularly, and for- warded initially to all customers on the Des Plaines Honda mail- ing list, and later to any riders requesting that we e-mail it to them. We will pass along many informative issues such as safe rid- ing practices, rides and events, special events sponsored by Des- Plaines Honda or the Honda Riders Club of America, (HRCA), and special offers and sales occuring at the Des Plaines Honda Store.
Regular readers and participants will enjoy the opportunity to ride and meet others with similar riding skills and interests, learn some how-to tips to keep your bike at its peak of performance, stay in- formed about Honda products, and save on riding costs by taking advantage of the many special offers we will present through the Des Plaines Honda Store. (There may even be some great eat- ing opportunities snuck into the schedule whenever possible). We look ... more. less.
forward to providing you with a genuine opportunity to get the most out of your motorcycle experience, and stay informed on issues that matter to owners of Honda Powersports Vehicles.<br><br> Bene4ts Reminder for Owners of Honda Motorcycles, ATV 9s, Off Road Vehicles and Scooters. I often run into owners who have forgotten what a great deal they received when they purchased their new Honda motorcycle, scooter, ATV or watercraft. I am referring to the 1 year complimen- tary membership in the HRCA (Honda Rider 9s Club of America).<br><br> The member beneLts are too many to list here, but I will highlight the ones that riders mention as being most valuable and helpful. New for 2007, our Monthly Ride Out In Search of the Best Hot Dog!! Starting in April, (weather permitting), we will have a ride on the second Wednesday of each month.<br><br> The ride will meet at Des Plaines Honda at 6pm, clutch out at 6:30 pm, and riders may join us in a group ride or ride on their own to the destination. This years theme will be, cIN SEARCH OF THE BEST HOT DOG! d We will be looking for the Best Hot Dog within 1 hours ride of the store. After a few bites on the bow-wows, we will be giving away some prizes.<br><br> Riders will register for the giveaways at the store from 6pm to 6:30, just before we leave on the ride. Got any ideas for an exceptional hot dog destination, let us know and we will check it out. HRCA Membership includes; " 24 hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, (ie.<br><br> a Mat tire or break- down will get you a tow to the nearest suitable dealership) " Computerized trip routing, with free color maps. " Online access to Where to Ride Guide, Volume II , (paid members only). " Online access to Honda Common Service Manual .<br><br> These are just a few of the more than dozens of beneLts that come with the HRCA membership. Your membership also entitles you to discounts from HRCA partners including safety classes, basic through racing courses, high performance auto driving, bike shipping, motorcycle tours, race admission and insurance. Des Plaines Saddle-Up Date Newsletter Desplaines Honda - 550 E Northwest Hwy - DesPlaines, IL 60016 - 847.699.9600 - February 2007 HRCA bene4ts (continued) To add to the long list of useful beneLts, I should mention the incredible HRCA Clubhouse Web site.<br><br> This can be found at www.hrca.honda.com . The Clubhouse includes street and off-road features that give you a glimpse inside Honda, travel stories, tech articles, previews to Red Rider Magazine, photo galleries, places to ride, event information and way too much to describe here. As a paid Member, you will also have access to an online Honda Shop Manual of the members choice.<br><br> For renewals or additional information, call 1-800-847-HRCA (4722), or visit the website at www.hrca.honda.com, and click on cJoin the HRCA d in the center panel. There are now 3 options for paid membership. Full Roadside, Non-Roadside and a new economical way to access the HRCA Clubhouse online with an e- Membership for less than $10 per year.<br><br> If you prefer, you can stop in and ask a salesman or see Dan L in the Finance and BeneLts OfLce for more information. Honda Updates and Product Improvements We will keep you updated in this section of current and recent Honda product updates that may include your vehicle. Watch this section each issue for up to date notices.<br><br> " Some 2006-2007 TRX 450 9s for throttle arm inspection. " Certain 2002-2005 TRX 250 9s\ for shift angle sensor inspection. " 2006 VT 750C for handlebar switch assembly replacement.<br><br> " 2001 GL1800 for units experiencing radio muting issues with optional CB radio installed. " Many Honda ATV 9s require tie rod end replacements, call our service dept. with your year, model and vin to see if yours applies.<br><br> " 2002 VTX 1800 C/R for sidestand spring hook inspection. " Certain 2002-2003 CBR 1100XX L.B.S. inspection.<br><br> " Certain 2002-2004 GL 1800/A for L.B.S inspection. " Certain 2002-2004 VFR 800/A for L.B.S. inspection.<br><br> " Certain 2003-2004 ST 1300/A for L.B.S. inspection. " Some 2003-2004 CBR 600RR for rear brake linkage inspection.<br><br> " Some 2004 CBR1000RR for speedometer inspection. " Certain 2002-2003 GL 1800 for inspection of bank angle sensor. " Some 2004-2005 TRX 350 9s for shift angle sensor inspection.<br><br> " Some 2005-2006 TRX 400EX for stopper collar kit install. These are some of the Honda product updates that we see at our shop. There are others that may apply to your vehicle, especially if you purchased it used.<br><br> When in doubt, give service a shout. www.dsphonda.com Our new and improved website is constantly being upgraded and up- dated, even as we speak. On it, you will Lnd a wealth of information, such as product specs, new vehicle info, rider reviews, industry news, Honda parts Lche Lnders, accessories, this list is almost endless.<br><br> You will also Lnd our store info, used bikes, event calendar, links to your favorite clubs, you can even submit a credit application to purchase a new or used vehicle. watch for our giveaway Saturdays, the balloons are the clue! Our Specials pages are changed and updated regularly, and our monthly hot dog days are too yummy to pass up, (check the calendar for our open house days).<br><br> We even have over 130 studio quality photos in our Customer Corner -> Wallpaper section that can be downloaded and used for, ...............wallpaper! I hope that you will take some time and browse through the over 100 pages of links and information for all of your Honda Powersports needs. If you would like to receive our future issues of the e-Saddle-Up Date newsletter , go to our web- site at www.dsphonda.com, choose Customer Corner -> Guestbook, and sign up online.<br><br> In the comments box, write, cSign me up for newslet- ter d. It 9s that simple! Coming in the next issue of the Saddle-Up Date " Rob 9s Tech Corner - help from the most knowledgeable guy we know!<br><br> " Club Focus - we will feature an area riding club and what they offer. " Event Calendar - one stop view of upcoming events. and plenty of news you probably saw elsewhere, but forgot all about it!<br><br>