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White Smoke from Motorcycle Exhaust: Causes and Remedies
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White Smoke from Motorcycle Exhaust: Causes and Remedies

Are you seeing white smoke coming out of your exhaust pipe? No need to panic.  Let me assume that you don’t need to spread out a smokescreen like legendary spies outrunning enemies. So, it’s necessary to take the right steps to reduce the risks that can lead to a costly repair. The most common colors…

Slip On vs Full Exhaust: A Closer Look [+ Which Is Better for You]
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Slip On vs Full Exhaust: A Closer Look [+ Which Is Better for You]

Let me assume you are tired of the performance and sound from your stock exhaust and dream of turning your motorcycle into the street version of a fire-breathing dragon. Do you choose a slip on vs full exhaust replacement? Actually, that depends on what your requirements are. Both systems have their own pros and cons….

What Are Exhaust Wraps & What Do They Do [Plus Pros & Cons]
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What Are Exhaust Wraps & What Do They Do [Plus Pros & Cons]

Planning to heat wrap your exhaust pipe for that “cool as hell” look? Well, you aren’t alone. There are plenty of riders who love to change the visual theme of their motorcycle by wrapping up the exhaust. And the benefits of heat wrapping the exhaust pipe are not limited to aesthetics. But what does exhaust…

The Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Exhaust Back Pressure
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The Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Exhaust Back Pressure

Have you wondered why there’s so much buzz around the exhaust system of motorcycles? Chances are you came across the term “back pressure” and its role in determining engine performance. I have seen this term floating around quite a bit. But not many people understand exactly how it affects the overall performance. Ughh… I hate…

Short Exhaust Vs Long Exhaust [Does Size Matter?]
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Short Exhaust Vs Long Exhaust [Does Size Matter?]

Who else wants to know about the differences between long vs short exhaust pipes? The best motorcycle exhaust length is something that many riders find confusing. Well, if you think that simply by changing the exhaust system length you can add more power or sound to your fire-breathing beast, think again. Motorcycle exhaust systems are…

How Hot Does a Motorcycle Exhaust Get? (Burning Questions)

How Hot Does a Motorcycle Exhaust Get? (Burning Questions)

Are you one of those newbie riders who almost burned their legs after touching that shiny motorcycle exhaust? Honestly, you aren’t alone.  (Psst! It happened to yours truly in his greenhorn days.) So now that you have your fingers burned (never mind the idiom), let’s come to the basic question. How hot do motorcycle exhaust…

9+ Best Motorcycle Road Trips in the US [Real Bikers’ Bucket List]

9+ Best Motorcycle Road Trips in the US [Real Bikers’ Bucket List]

4.10 million miles. (That’s 6.6 million kilometers if that’s how you prefer it.) This is how long the entire U.S. road network is. Still think you can blaze them all, two-wheeled road tripper? Roads are too long and life too short. But that’s why we’re here today, to guide you towards the 10 best motorcycle…

What Does a Steering Damper Do on a Motorcycle: Saving You From Death Wobble

What Does a Steering Damper Do on a Motorcycle: Saving You From Death Wobble

(**85s sales conference music plays**) Welcome, readers, riders, and whatever you are in between. This is another article where I tell you stuff about I DON’T use on my bike, but you SHOULD. (My mind: Tell ‘em you use it. It will set more authority. Wink, Wink.) Why? You are a super-sport bike addict. Like…

What Do Baffles Do on a Motorcycle: Performance Boosters Or Clingy Pieces of Metal?
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What Do Baffles Do on a Motorcycle: Performance Boosters Or Clingy Pieces of Metal?

Loud pipes save lives! Loud pipes save lives! Look, I get it. You don’t have to say it a third time.  Loud pipes… Seriously? To be honest, I love sexy, loud motorcycle noises just as much as the next guy. But I also love not going deaf sooner than I have to.  There is a point where…

What Does a Motorcycle Rectifier Do: Solving the Mystery of Motorcycle Electronics
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What Does a Motorcycle Rectifier Do: Solving the Mystery of Motorcycle Electronics

Motorcycles have a rectifier, that is a regulator. A what?  What’s there to be regulated? I mean, it’s a motorcycle! You pour in the gas, twist the throttle and move from A to B. HOW complicated can it be?! You’d be surprised!  There’s more to it than rolling a lean-mean-two-wheeled machine. Yes, all motorcycles have…

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