Harley-Davidson Map Application For iPhone Users.

Created by MAD Maps®, this iPhone application ($4.99) is officially Harley-Davidson® licensed and offers riders 975 of the best scenic rides for motorcyclists in the United States. These maps make trips more memorable by taking riders off the interstates and onto two-lane ribbons of pavement. Examples of downloadable ride maps include: Canyon Tour – Winding through the canyons of South Dakota’s Black Hills, this tour is ideal for anyone traveling to Sturgis. To Big Sur, With Love — Explore the best the California Coast has to offer and stop for lunch and an awe-inspiring view at Nepenthe.

Because it’s built with Harley® riders in mind, the app lets customers quickly and easily find the nearest Harley-Davidson® dealership in case they want to stop while on the road. In addition, it has a Best Western® hotels locator so riders can take advantage of the chain’s discounted Harley-Davidson® rate and Rider-Friendly® hotel program, which offers special amenities for motorcycle riders.

MAD Maps® develops its maps with the help of local riders who know the back roads like the back of their hand. This enables the maps to highlight the best scenic roads and the cool stops along the way – from natural wonders to rock ‘n’ roll roadhouses.  “Our scouts are our product,” said MAD Maps® Founder Jennifer Lefferts. “Instead of relying on satellites in the sky, our development depends on real people on the ground.” Download at MAD Maps.

11 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Map Application For iPhone Users.”

  1. 1 Doc Robinson May 28th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    MAD maps are great products. I’ve used them many times This app is a great idea, taking a cool concept one step further.

  2. 2 Kirk Perry May 28th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hey! That’s my neighborhood.
    See the yellow road that rolls out along the Mexican border? That starts out as Telegraph Canyon Rd. It swings down beside Otay Mtn. Lakes and then east towards Tecate (for a taco). On the USA side is the sleepy little town of Campo. Further east about 5 miles, is the old truck museum. Acres and acres of ancient steel wheeled cranes, milk trucks, fire trucks and vehicles of no description. All kept pristine, outdoors, by the dry climate.
    Great ride.

  3. 3 1550tc May 28th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks Cyril, great app, nice to have along when u dont have the the one from HD rand mcnally

  4. 4 Wiz May 29th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Sumtime gittin’ lost is the best part of the journey! Wiz

  5. 5 EvoJoe May 29th, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Sun rises in the east’ sets in the west. Most directions are from the nearest liquor store or bar. I guess I am behind the times.

  6. 6 Iron Horse May 29th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Right on Wiz. I’ve been on many a trip where we just said “Let’s see where this road goes”. Best trips ever!

  7. 7 frankie May 29th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    What, no Droid love? When are they gonna realize Droids are overtaking iPhones?

  8. 8 badams May 29th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    awesome tip, many thanks!

  9. 9 PJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Nice looking app. But the price is $4.99 for this baby. I think you had a typo in your article.

  10. 10 Kirk Perry Jun 2nd, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I know you’ve all been worried sick about why my pan motor starts by the 2nd kick, but so hard to re-start after it’s been running.
    My Linkert Hi-speed and low speed needles are adjusted as per the manual when the motor is warm:

    • Hi-speed needle is first gently seated, then turned back (C.C.W) 3/4 to 1-1/4 turn.
    • Lo-speed needle is first gently seated, then turned back (C.C.W) “about 1-1/2 turns.
    • Start the motor, though it might take several+ kicks.
    • Once the motor is warmed-up (driven actually), and spark is fully advanced, then turn the Lo-speed needle in (C.W.) one click at a time until the fuel mixture becomes so lean that the motor misses or is inclined to stop.
    • Then, back the Lo-spd needle out (C.C.W) with individual clicks until the motor hits regularly at idle speed. ~ Your done ~ 🙂

    • “Starting and all around carburetion will be better with low-speed adjustment slightly rich, rather than too lean”. – 1959-69 HD® manual (3F-15).
    My hard re-starting was due to my rich running Linkert. My discovered method for hot motor starting is one kick-through with the ignition off. No throttle action. No choke.
    Then no choke, and find the compression stroke (down around 7 o’clock) and turn the key on, then immediately push through the held position of the kick arm. The slightest movement of the piston will cause a misfire, in which, the method’s above must be repeated.
    The 7 o’clock kick-arm position will only allow a single turn of the flywheel. Like starting a Model T with a crank, it’s all the revolution that’s needed with a hot spark and retarded timer.

    Note: Starting the motor astride, I was lifted up in the air on a piston “kick-back” and launched. Both feet were even with my navel and I landed butt-first directly on the saddle, which compressed the seat post all the way to the frame. Luckily I had previously installed an old outer OHV valve spring over the seat post that added extra bounce to the seat. I wasn’t hurt at all – just surprised at how long I was up in the air and how much thinking I was able to ponder-on before I hit the saddle. First time that’s ever happened. I’m glad it wasn’t in public.

    Moral of the story: Once you “know” your machine you are empowered – so much so that you can wager $ on the amount of kicks it will take to start your “old panhead” and perhaps eke out a living by beating people out of their paycheck.

  11. 11 Kirk Perry Jun 2nd, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Did Dixie Distributing burn down?

    We know about the lock-out, but “a fire” has been circulating through the shop-world this morning.

    That loss spells trouble for the small parts supply houses.

    Dixie® is/was a main supplier of wholesale parts to the slim margin parts houses. With Dixie® gone, that puts V-Twin® at the top.
    If so, V-Twin® and any and all wholesale suppliers MUST realize the value of giving those small retail parts houses a bigger profit margin.
    If the small parts houses go out of business, the OHV, 45, & Big Flat industry will collapse.
    The plumbing industry is older than the motorcycle industry. Ask the PHCC (plumbing, heating contractors) if having more parts houses increases V-Twin’s business.

    We’d rather pay higher prices for pre-inspected quality parts, than lose our small suppliers. Everybody knowing your name is where m/c people like to spend their money and maybe get some advise-with-purchase. It’s more fun having a community lifestyle.
    Everybody on their way to Success should read “Heart of Darkness” – Conrad, for their final destination forecast ……. up river, alone, feared and hated, with heads on sticks as company.
    It’s the nature of humans to become successful dictators instead of producers.
    Be a producer and strengthen the small parts houses.

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