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Rubber Vs. Steel Braid Brake And Clutch Lines

Posted on 17 May 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

When we first saw the invention of steel braided brake lines, we found it to be quite refreshing. Motorcycle fanatics ride a lot of different bikes for a lot of different reasons, but many seem to have one thing in common: They want their bike to go faster. The second that they get a new bike, they just have to find out how fast it goes. But many forget that they also need to be able to stop just as quickly as they can accelerate. So, when we saw that SOMEONE out there was still concerned with making the bike slow down, we were glad to see it. But, What exactly do braided brake lines offer a rider? Are they worth the hype, or the money? These […]

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Security Measures That Will Protect Your Motorcycle From Theft

Posted on 14 May 2019 in Harley-Davidson, Powersports | 0 comments

Your motorcycle is more than just a financial investment. You have invested time, energy, and elbow grease in your bike, and you’ve made more than a few memories along the way. With so much on the line, we aren’t surprised that you’re concerned with keeping your bike safe and out of the hands of thieves. Anytime that we have to park outside, it pains us to leave our bike sitting there, out in the open. We’d be lying if we said we haven’t lost sleep over it.  If you are reading this, we can only assume that you’ve been feeling the same way. Luckily for all of us, there are certain measures that you can take to reduce the chances of your bike being snatched up by […]

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What To Pack For Your Motorcycle Camping Trip

Posted on 10 May 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

“…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost What a wonderful sentiment. We find it quite fitting, in a very literal sense, for adventure motorcyclists. But, while taking the road less traveled will undoubtedly make all the difference, you won’t like the difference it makes if you’re not adequately prepared. It’s the difference between smooth sailing, and walking back out the road you came in on. It’s the difference between soaking in the sights, and eating bugs because you saw Bear Grylls do it once on TV. When you plan on riding down the road less traveled, careful planning and clean execution are crucial to having a successful trip. That’s why […]

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10 Things To Look For When Buying a Used Motorcycle

Posted on 01 May 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

Buying a used motorcycle can be intimidating. It can feel like gambling- you never really know exactly what you are going to get. This element of the unknown is sure to cause some stress for the vast majority of buyers, but, buying used is still an incredibly popular way to get a bike. It’s cheaper than buying new, there are plenty of unique options, and there are some really good deals to be had. The key to finding those good deals is to know what you are looking for, and to know what you are looking at when you show up to look at the bike. Use the list below to maximize your chances of making a great purchase on your next bike. 1: Do Your Research […]

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Best Urban Motorcycle Gear ’19

Posted on 19 Apr 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

Motorcycle riding apparel has come a long way over the years, and it has developed into highly specialized equipment. It is safer, more durable, and more streamlined than ever before. But, despite the indisputable benefits, wearing all of that gear on a short ride can feel excessive. Besides, you don’t always want to look like you just left the track. If you are looking for some motorcycle apparel that will look great on AND off your bike, and function well too, you are in the right place. We’ve spent some time mulling it over, and we’ve pulled all of our favorite urban riding gear into one neat little article. This is the the kind of clothing that will look great before, during, and after your next ride. […]

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How To Regear Your Motorcycle, And Why You Might Want To

Posted on 15 Apr 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

Motorcycle regearing is a great way for riders to customize the performance of their ride. It’s relatively easy and it produces noticeable results that you can feel immediately! There are plenty of reasons that you might want to change the gearing of your bike. Maybe you want better acceleration while navigating the busy city streets. Maybe it’s better acceleration for a day at the track that you’re after. Or maybe you just want lower RPMs while riding at highway speeds. Whatever your reason might be, you are in the right place. We’d be happy to walk you through what regearing your bike actually does, and how to do it. What Does Regearing Your Motorcycle Actually Do? We’ll start with the basics. Regearing your motorcycle is the process […]

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