Maintenance

Do You Need to Balance Motorcycle Tires – Telltale Signs (+ What’s at Stake)
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Do You Need to Balance Motorcycle Tires – Telltale Signs (+ What’s at Stake)

Ever had that unusual feeling that something is vibrating and out of balance when you’re riding? (No, I am not talking about indigestion.) If so, chances are, your motorcycle wheels are out of balance. Fact: Riding a motorcycle is all about balance. And if you’re riding on wobbly wheels, you are seriously compromising the bike’s…

A 9-Step Guide to Zip Tie Motorcycle Tire Change: Time to Zip It Up!
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A 9-Step Guide to Zip Tie Motorcycle Tire Change: Time to Zip It Up!

To be honest, swapping out motorcycle tires isn’t an easy task for newbies.  No matter how easy it seems when veterans do it in YouTube videos, it involves a lot of sweat and can even draw some accidental blood. (If you manage to damage the shiny rotor in your new bike, tears may come too.)…

Squared Off Motorcycle Tires: What Are the Causes? (+ Safety Factor)
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Squared Off Motorcycle Tires: What Are the Causes? (+ Safety Factor)

What’s the longest time your motorcycle’s rear tire has lasted? I ran one of mine through 16,000 miles before the treads were toast. And that’s when I faced issues with the squared off motorcycle tires. If you haven’t been through this already, know that you will at one point or another. So, why do motorcycle…

Bleeding Motorcycle ABS Brakes – All You Need to Know From A to Z
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Bleeding Motorcycle ABS Brakes – All You Need to Know From A to Z

So you’re looking to DIY bleed your motorcycle ABS brakes? Here’s what you need: Seems easy enough, right? So how different is bleeding ABS brakes compared to other non-ABS motorcycle brakes? Are there any hidden risks that you’re not aware of?  Read below to also learn about the tell-tale signs you need some bleedin’, plus…

How to Move a Motorcycle in a Garage (or Any Tight Spot)
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How to Move a Motorcycle in a Garage (or Any Tight Spot)

Moving your motorcycle inside tight spaces is a tricky business. Honestly, heavy motorcycles suddenly feel bigger and heavier when they aren’t running. (Trust me, it seems like you’re in a never-ending battle between a Hulk on two wheels and the limitations of time and space.) The good news is, there are some easy ways of…

How to Use a Motorcycle Lift — Better Safe Than Sorry!

How to Use a Motorcycle Lift — Better Safe Than Sorry!

No matter how much my attempts to joke while writing fail, our editor knows I am hardly discouraged. But there are some topics I am absolutely serious about. Lifting a motorcycle is one such. When you’re lifting the bike to change a tire, you need to do it right. Otherwise, you can damage the bike,…

Using Kerosene to Clean Motorcycle Chain [Is It OK?]

Using Kerosene to Clean Motorcycle Chain [Is It OK?]

The chain is an integral component of your motorcycle that directs the power to the rear wheel. No chain – no go!  When you’re off-roading frequently, it doesn’t take much time for the gunk to get deposited on the chain. So, it’s not rocket science that properly maintaining your chain isn’t an option, but a…

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