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Secure Your Bike So It Doesn’t Become a Statistic

Posted on 19 Dec 2013 in Powersports | 3 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work. He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it. Ryan has been around the industry since High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing about powersports with others in his role at DK.

About a month ago, The National Insurance Crime Bureau released a motorcycle theft report for the U.S. that found that a total of 46,061 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2012.  With only about a 39% recovery rate, that’s a lot of motorcycles that people who have spent their hard-earned money on and will never see them again.  So what can you do to ensure that your bike is safe when you’re away?  If you follow these tips, the chances of your bike getting stolen could diminish. Don’t Make Your Bike an Easy Target Criminals are often opportunistic and will take advantage of riders who are not careful when leaving their bikes unattended.  One thing that you can do to make your bike less of an easy target […]

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What to do When Your Snowmobile Won’t Start

Posted on 16 Dec 2013 in Snowmobile | 297 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work. He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it. Ryan has been around the industry since High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing about powersports with others in his role at DK.

The snow has been falling and the trails are open here in Minnesota.  If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to take your first ride of the season, but what if your sled wont’ start or stay running?  Before you panic, there are some steps that you can take to get your sled back on the trails. Your snowmobile engine needs three things to run- Spark, Air and Fuel.  If you’re not getting the proper amounts of any of these three, your sled is not going to fire properly. Checking your spark Of course, your engine needs to have spark to ignite the air/fuel mixture to start. The first place that you should check is the spark plugs.  To test to see if they […]

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Does Your Harley Need an Aftermarket Camshaft?

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 in Harley-Davidson | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work. He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it. Ryan has been around the industry since High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing about powersports with others in his role at DK.

Many of you out there are probably saying that your Harley absolutely does need one, while others are fine with how it is now.  The fact is, that not every bike really needs a high performance aftermarket cam.  Depending on your riding style and how your bike is set up, you might not actually benefit from that upgrade.  Different camshaft designs will give you a different form of performance.  So how do you decide if you need one and how do you choose which style is best for you?  Follow these guidelines and you will be able to pick the right Crane Cam for your Harley. When you are looking into installing an aftermarket camshaft on your Harley, you need to consider what your primary riding style […]

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Finding the Middle Ground with Frogg Toggs®

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 in Cruiser-Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson | 1 comment

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work. He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it. Ryan has been around the industry since High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing about powersports with others in his role at DK.

Packable vs. max protection and comfort?  That is the question that us riders have had to choose between for our rain gear for years.  That was until the new frogg toggs® motorcycle rain gear arrived and gave us the perfect middle ground.  The frogg toggs® rain gear will pack up tightly when you don’t need it, is easy to throw on and will keep you bone dry when you do need it. Riders have been enjoying the waterproof protection of frogg toggs® for a while now, but now they have made rain gear specifically for motorcycle riding.  The new motorcycle riding gear is more durable and more visible.  Now is the perfect time to check out frogg toggs rain gear if you want a change. Gore-Tex® rain […]

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You Only Need One Bell Helmet for All Seasons

Posted on 09 Dec 2013 in Dirt Bike, Powersports, Snowmobile | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work. He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it. Ryan has been around the industry since High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing about powersports with others in his role at DK.

For many of us, riding is a year round lifestyle, but the changing seasons can make us have to stock pile a ton of gear.  Your full face motorcycle helmet, which is made for the warmer months, keeps you cool and protected from impacts on the shield, while  your snowmobile helmet is designed to keep you warm and fog free.  Helmets can get spendy, especially when you need more than one.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you had just one helmet for both sports?  Enter Bell Helmets.  Bell offers helmets that are able to convert between sports, whether you prefer a full face or a MX helmet. The legendary Bell Star Carbon helmet is one of the most respected helmets in the street bike world.  This helmet […]

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