Maintenance

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…

Motorcycle Chain Loose Symptoms (5 Things to Watch For!)

Motorcycle Chain Loose Symptoms (5 Things to Watch For!)

Here’s something I never admitted before…  I find the mechanics of a motorcycle fascinating! Even more than that of a car. And one simple thing that’s an integral part of a motorcycle is the drive chain. To make your ride smooth and safe, the tension in the chain needs to hit the sweet spot. If…

Liquid Cooling vs Air Cooling Motorcycle Engine – What’s Better, When & Why
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Liquid Cooling vs Air Cooling Motorcycle Engine – What’s Better, When & Why

It’s an age-old question bothering even the most experienced riders. What’s better for your motorcycle engine: liquid cooling vs air cooling? From years of experience, riding both air cooled and liquid cooled, I started to see the best, the worst, and the ugly side of both kinds of motorcycle engine cooling. (Trust me, you do…

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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