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Friday, January 29, 2010

RSD loves Japan

We had a great time in Japan with the Crew from Mooneyes. Jun, Rodney and myself stretched our legs in the land of the rising sun and saw some beautiful scenery as well as great Mooneyes show in Yokohama. The bike scene is cracking over there so if you haven’t experienced a Mooneye’s show get your ticket and make the jump across the pond. Great bikes and the level of style is way above what’s being done in the states, it was inspiring. There were some cool bikes with RSD product lurking in the crowd as well. It’s nice to see our stuff so far away from home.

Check out our fanpage to view more pictures!

Roland is on the cover of Hardcore Chopper this month, a top mag over in Japan. Roland, Rodney and Jun are heading to Japan for the Mooneyes show in December. Check out the video, Mooneyes Mag and Hardcore Chopper article.

Hardcore Chopper
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Mooneyes 09

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Bull Original

Bull Original

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Featuring: Cole Foster (Salinas Boys), Tom Foster, Kutty Noteboom (Hippy Killer Garage), Roland Sands (RSD), Mark Drews, Gabe Griffin, Harpoon, DicE Magazine, Jason Jessee (Cameo Appearance)

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's raining shovels!

Here in Sunny Southern California we have grown accustomed to warm weather and clear sky's. This past week however we've received multiple tornado warnings, flash floods, strong winds and....flying shovels?

That's right! RSD's Product Specialist, Cameron Brewer, caught a Razor Back Spade shovel with his 2005 E350 Ford Van while driving on the 91 freeway in Corona.

It Could Have Been the End for Old Sweet Cameron.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Venturi Air Cleaners

2010 Product Highlight

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When RSD set out to create an air cleaner, we wanted to make something that improved performance as well as the look of a bike. We ended up revolutionizing what an air cleaner can be in both function and aesthetics. The Venturi Air Cleaner features the best in filtration and flow from industry leader K&N. It is a proven high performance bolt-on part that drastically improves the looks of your machine. Our revolutionary backing plate promotes smooth air flow into the carb/throttle body while also providing hidden internal crank case breathers and our new tight seal oil separator insures a clean, leak free ride. Manufactured from Billet Aluminum in the USA, the Venturi is a jewel for the side of your bike.

Seven Distinct Exposed Filter Designs
Faceplates Designed To Match RSD Wheels
Available in Multiple Finishes
Built-In Crank Case Breathers
High-Volume K&N Air Filter Included
CNC-Machined From Billet Aluminium
RSD Engraved Logo
Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Screen
Easy Bolt-On Installation
Chrome Hardware Included
*Not legal for sale or use on pollution controlled vehicles
*Slotted breather bolts and Oil Tubes are included with all RSD aircleaners
*All air cleaners can be used on Mikuni carbs with use of adapter - part number HS42/001-K (sold separately)

For those of you who do a ton of miles in the rain we recommend our new RSD Venturi Rain Sock. While not a necessity for riding in the rain with our Air cleaner it can help reduce filter saturation in a heavy down pour.

Keeps Water From Entering Your Venturi Air Cleaner
Durable Polyester Pre-Filter is Factory Treated Using a Proprietary Hydrophobic Process to Make Material Water Repellent
Uniform Micron Openings Filter Out
Debris .005” or Larger
Dyno & Flow-Bench Proven to Maintain Current Performance
Compatible with all Venturi Air Cleaners

If you already own an RSD Venturi air cleaner and notice any oil dripping from the bottom of the filter element, this FREE kit cleans up the pesky problem. We have found that some engines make excessive crankcase pressure causing them to spew a bit more oil than others up through the breathers. We don’t ever like to see anybody with oil dripping onto their bike so we addressed this problem as soon as we noticed it. This retrofit kit consists of slotted-head breather bolts and injection molded rubber tubes that fit securely into the backing plate of your existing air cleaner. These parts help to route any oil, coming out of your breathers, right back into your engine without spilling a drop.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shaw Harley-Davidson

"Park the Snow Plow, set down the Snow Shovel, pick out some parts, pick up some tools and get to work on that future custom project. We know it’s colder then hell out there and it’s gets you run down when you can’t go for a putt, so take out those winter frustrations with a little wrenching. No time like the present." Shaw Harley-Davidson & Buell

Rocker C

Our good friends in the UK are doing us proud with their bike builds, and are the place to visit to see some of the RSD and PM line, check them out at


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Win "The Good Fight" and help the kids!

Roland Sands Design joined the team from Ride for Kids and Cycle World to build and raffle off a project bike to raise awareness and money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Starting with a 2009 Honda CBR1000RR, Roland Sands created the ultimate streetfighter, aptly named “The Good Fight” to pay homage to the toughest little fighters around—kids battling brain tumors.

Ride for Kids, together with your generosity, gives kids the opportunity to overcome this devastating disease. All proceeds went directly to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's medical research and family support programs.

Before releasing the bike to be auctioned, Roland had to verify the bike performed perfectly. New tires have been mounted!

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By Mark Cernicky | Photos by Brain Blades | Video by Chris Cantle

Check out this year's Ride for Kids/Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation raffle bike called "The Good Fight"—a 2010 Honda CBR1000RR donated by American Honda and customized into a naked streetfighter by us! Tickets are still available until May 2nd at midnight EST! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

SR500 Race Bike

Simon from Cape Town is building some Neat cafe racers that he actually races.
Keep it up Simon!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Motor Bike Expo Show

See Roland in Verona!
Roland and the team will be attending this years motor bike expo show in Italy. See you there!

DATE: 15-16-17 january 2010
TIME: from 09.00 am to 08.00 pm

Thursday, January 7, 2010


How is Gen-Y changing the face of two-wheels? MotoUSA enlisted our workshop, added some serious pyro effects and sat down for a beer and pizza-fueled roundtable discussion. See what Drake McElroy, Ronnie Renner and Roland had to say.

Edited by Steve Atlas
Photos by Adam Campbell

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Blood-Episode 4

The Frame Build
New Blood details the storied background of both Kenny Roberts and Roland Sands - including interviews from MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden, Arlen Ness, Perry Sands, and Charlie Boorman. New Blood provides a glimpse into the creative mind of Roland Sands and incorporates the history of MotoGP racing and the drive to deliver the is unique motorcycle. For more information please go to ROLANDSANDS.COM

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Blog-it winners!

Check out some of the RSD Blog-It winners from the last couple months. Keep posting pictures of your bikes with our products and we'll keep sending out Go Ride t-shirts!

Tracker Grips

Air Cleaner

Vintage Seat Kit/Speed 7 Air Cleaner

Gas Cap/ Vintage Short Stack Handlebars

Gas Cap/ Vintage Short Stack Handlebars

Contrast Cut ™ Domino Wheels

Contrast Cut™ Domino Rotors

2007 PM Train w/ RSD 2-1 Tracker

Tracker Grips/ Speed 7 Air Cleaner, Judge Wheels, Judge Rotor, RSD 2-1 Tracker

Tracker Grips/ Speed 7 Air Cleaner, Judge Wheels, Judge Rotor, RSD 2-1 Tracker