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Motorcycle Modifications To Accommodate A Shorter Rider

Posted on 09 Apr 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

We know how it goes. You know what bike you wanted way before you ever tried it out. You saw it parked at the grocery store, you’ve heard it rumble past your house, and you fell for that bike head over heels. The engine, the chassis; the bike’s perfect. Then, when you went to test it before buying, you found that it was everything you hoped it would be. That is, except for the height. When you straddle the bike, your feet can’t quite touch the ground. You know it might be a bit of a problem, but, the heart wants what it wants, and you buy it anyways. And now, in your garage, you have the perfect bike for a person three inches taller than yourself. […]

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How To Break In Your Rebuilt Motorcycle Engine

Posted on 08 Apr 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

Five minutes of searching the internet is enough time to see that breaking in engines is a hotly debated topic. Some say you need to, some say you don’t. Some say to do it at high RPMs, and some say at low. The safest advice anyone has given is to take it to a professional. And sure, you could take it in and have it done on a dyno, and sure, this is undoubtedly the safest option. But, if you rebuilt your own motorcycle engine, we have a feeling that you aren’t the kind of person to shirk away from this challenge. Besides, more money in your pocket means more money for goodies on your bike. So, for all of you weekend mechanics, we’ve taken it upon […]

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New Aftermarket Harley Parts For The 2019 Season

Posted on 02 Apr 2019 in Harley-Davidson, Powersports | 0 comments

As winter slowly releases its hold on the North, riders everywhere are eager to take their Harleys out of storage. While their bikes might have been deep in hibernation, the industry has been anything but! Manufacturers everywhere have continued to design innovative new products. If you are itching to undertake a little project before taking your bike out, or you just want to see some of the hot new parts that are now available for riders, you are in the right place. We have taken all of our favorite new Harley parts and accessories and compiled them right here. Go ahead and check them out!   V-Twin Manufacturing FLST Complete Front End Assembly When you took the cover off your Harley Softail, was it looking a little […]

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Tips For Getting Your ATV Unstuck

Posted on 18 Mar 2019 in ATV and UTV, Powersports | 0 comments

There are going to be two types of people reading this. There are those of you that have your ATV parked neatly in the garage, and those of you with your ATV parked haphazardly in a swamp. For your sake, we hope you are not the latter. Regardless, you are wondering what to do when you get your ATV stuck in the mud. You are in luck. We’ve buried our ATV nice and deep plenty of times. (We’ll pretend it was field research, in the name of science.) But, now, our pains can be your gains. We’d be happy to share what we know. There are seemingly infinite scenarios for a stuck ATV and covering them all would be impossible. To keep things simple, we are dividing […]

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How to Break In Motorcycle Brakes

Posted on 06 Mar 2019 in Powersports | 3 comments

Growing up, we were always told that first impressions matter. First encounters with classmates, coworkers, and peers will have a major impact on the relationship that develops thereafter. You’ve likely heard this before too; But, did you know that the same applies to your motorcycle brake pads and rotors? Your first ride out on your new brake pads will have a major impact on your brake’s performance in the future. And if you aren’t careful, that impact will not be good. Luckily for you, we know a thing or two about bedding your brake pads. With our help, you’ll be able to begin a long and happy relationship with your brake pads and rotors. Why You Should Bed Your Brakes  Before we tell you how, we are […]

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Motorcycle Exhaust Blues: Don’t Let Exhaust Bluing Get You Down

Posted on 06 Mar 2019 in Powersports | 0 comments

Some of you wear it like a badge of honor, a shiny blue sign that this isn’t your first ride. But, for a lot of motorcycle riders on the road today, exhaust bluing is not the look you were going for. It appeared on your pipes out of nowhere; like a magic trick conjured out of thin air. But, don’t worry. We are here to unravel the mystery and show you how this trick was done. We will even show you another trick: how to make the blue on your exhaust… disappear. Why Did Your Exhaust Turn Blue? The first thing that you are probably wondering is why this happened in the first place. You walked out to your garage after a long ride and noticed some […]

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