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    How To Winterize Your Motorcycle

    Yeah, winter sucks. Mostly because the roads are covered with snow and Ice.  It’s cold. Most of us are suffering with PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome). So, what should we do to help our bikes deal with winter? There still seems to be this idea that a great way to take care of your bike during those cold winter months is ...
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    Are Your Motorcycle Tires Worn Out?

    How to tell if your motorcycle tires are worn out. We go over the three key factors that contribute to tire wear. Tread depth, tire age and heat cycles. But as an added bonus, we have a Tire Mileage Calculator to help you determine how long your tires may last. Here are some things that will help you determine if ...
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    How To Adjust the Chain on a Single Sided Swingarm

    The Single Sided Swingarms isn’t new to the motorcycle world, in fact, it was first used in 1948. But it was refined to facilitate fast tire changes in Endurance Racing. We cover all that, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to adjust the chain on a bike equipped with a Single Sided Swingarm. Not much extra is actually needed ...
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    How To Fix The Multistrada 1200 Rear Brakes

    The Ducati Multistrada 1200 rear brakes are terrible. It’s a well-documented gripe. While we’ve seen (and tried) dozens of different solutions that claim to solve the mushy rear brake on the Multi-12, none of them have ever actually worked for us. Thanks to some insider information, we were able to identify exactly why the rear brake sucks and then find ...
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    How To Wash and Detail Your Motorcycle

    One of the very first times Mike came over to the house, his bike was astonishingly filthy. The paint looked okay, but the rest of the bike was downright grungy. When I offered to help him clean it with all the supplies I had on hand, he said okay, but as soon as I pulled out the garden hose he ...
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    Install 180/60 Race Tires on Ducati 848 Superbike

    The 848 is a brilliant street bike, but an even better track/race bike. However, as time has marched on, one glaring limitation of the 848 has reared its head. Rear tire fitments. This isn’t an issue if your 848 lives on the street as a canyon carver or state-street queen. But if your 848 lives on closed circuits, this is ...
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    How to Fix Fast-Flashing LED Turnsignals

    LED is all rage these days, but there is an obscure law that requires all motorcycles imported to the US to have incandescent rear turn-signals. Yes, it’s a ridiculous law, particularly with LED signals being brighter and less susceptible to damage from vibration. There are scads of LED turn signal options to choose from. So many that it’s hard to ...
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    Motorcycle Power Relay and Distribution Block

     If you run any accessories on your bike, including electric gear like heated vests and heated grips, or even toys like GPS devices or radar detectors, hooking them up to the bike is always a challenge. The GPS could run off batteries, but the heated stuff has to run off the bikes power. If you hook things up directly to ...
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    How to Install a New Motorcycle Chain

    How do you know when your chain needs to be replaced? Go to your rear sprocket and pull straight back on the chain. If your chain pulls away from the sprockets by much, it is probably stretched out. If the chain does not pull away and stays right on the sprocket, then the chain is not stretched out yet. Also, ...
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    How to Clean and Lube a Motorcycle Chain

    Chain Lube So now that we’ve established chain maintenance is probably a good idea, where should we start? Like all things mechanical, let’s start with lubrication. You should lube your chain every 500 miles of riding. There are many types of lube available; everything from basic wax, foaming wax, conventional lube to foaming conventional lube. Different lubes will provide different ...