MotoMojo: Wiring Accessories the Right Way

Aug 19, 2017 View Comments by

More and more electrical accessories are becoming available for motorcycles, putting an ever-growing demand on charging systems and batteries. Before you begin cutting and splicing wires, take a few minutes to consider the best way to approach such a project, as doing the wrong thing could result in a dead battery, fried electrical system, or […]

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MotoMojo: Wheel Bearing Maintenance and Repair

Jun 16, 2017 View Comments by

Wheel bearings are among those vital motorcycle components that are out of sight and out of mind … until something goes wrong. Wheel bearing failures can do expensive damage to your bike and can result in a dangerous loss of control and a crash as well. So let’s give them some love! Check your motorcycle […]

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MotoMojo: Chain and Final Drive Maintenance

Apr 13, 2017 View Comments by

Motorcycle chains and final drives are strong, durable, and efficient, but they do need occasional maintenance. Fortunately, these are fairly simple procedures and can be accomplished by most owners in a reasonably short time. A quick inspection should be performed before every ride. On bikes equipped with chains, a thorough inspection, lubrication, and adjustment should […]

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MotoMojo: Motorcycle Malfunctions—What to Do When Your Bike Quits or Won’t Start

Dec 27, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcycles have become very reliable, but occasionally problems still happen. If the engine stalls on the road, get to a safe place. If it’s losing oil pressure or overheating, stop immediately. Engines need compression, gas, and spark to run; you must determine which is lacking. Most stalls and no-starts are caused by minor problems like […]

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MotoMojo: Performance Upgrades

Nov 17, 2016 View Comments by

With the plethora of motorcycle styles and 
models available, for many two-wheel enthusiasts OEM motorcycles still merely serve as a starting 
point for building a unique machine. Given the performance-centric modifications in this 
MotoMojo, results are most useful for track 
riding. Depending on your motorcycle, usable street performance can also be improved. Air Filter and […]

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MotoMojo: Electronic Suspension

Oct 07, 2016 View Comments by

Electronics have gotten into almost everything, and we can expect even more integration of microchips into our daily lives in the future. Light weight, instantaneous response, compact size, and relatively low cost have driven this revolution. Motorcycle manufacturers have followed the auto industry, introducing electronic controls for ignition systems, electronic fuel injection, ABS, and now […]

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MotoMojo: Winterizing Your Motorcycle

Nov 09, 2015 View Comments by

Leaving a motorcycle idle for several months can wreak havoc if precautions are not taken. Here are a few minor things you can do to protect your bike and prevent problems when you’re ready to ride again. Gas Before storing your motorcycle for any extended period of time, top off the fuel tank with fresh […]

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MotoMojo: The Octane Problem

Aug 19, 2015 View Comments by

What’s Right For Your Bike – For many motorcyclists, the octane numbers such as 85, 87, 89, and 91 (or 93) on the gas pump might as well read “nope,” “almost there,” and “that’s the stuff.” And it’s a logical assumption that when something costs more, it must be better, right? Not necessarily. The best […]

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MotoMojo: Changing Motorcycle Seat Height

Jun 17, 2015 View Comments by

How to Make Your Bike a Better Fit – The “one size fits all” philosophy may work pretty well for baseball hats but not for motorcycle seat heights. Folks who have an inseam that is a little shorter or longer than the center of the statistical bell curve are often left with bikes that are […]

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MotoMojo – Motorcycle Cooling Conundrum

May 20, 2015 View Comments by

Solving Your Overheating Problems – Hot weather really taxes a motorcycle’s cooling system. Problems that weren’t apparent in cooler weather will quickly show up. Running hot can manifest itself in different ways. Overheating may cause engine “pinging” and detonation (also known as spark knock) when it’s under load, even if you’re using premium fuel. This […]

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MotoMojo: Keep Your Motorcycle Runnin’…With the Right Oil

Apr 22, 2015 View Comments by

What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Motorcycle Oil Motor oil is the lifeblood of our precious engines, but how much time have you spent learning what kind is best for them? Over the years, motor oils have evolved and so have motorcycles. The American Petroleum Institute (API), International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), […]

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MotoMojo: Setting Suspension Height

Mar 04, 2015 View Comments by

Many folks ride their motorcycles and never give a thought to setting up their suspension to match the weight carried on it. A few minutes spent measuring and adjusting your suspension’s spring preload can yield great results, with improved riding and handling. Street motorcycle suspensions are designed to sit with about 25-30 percent of their […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: MotoMojo

Jan 27, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcyclists are a peculiar bunch. We live for the open road, but we usually don’t mind a day in the garage either. In fact, often times you can’t have one without the other. Riders, far more than drivers, tend to be do-it-yourselfers willing to tackle a variety of maintenance procedures and repairs on their own. […]

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MotoMojo Motorcycle Malfunctions: What to Do When Your Bike Quits or Won’t Start

Jan 07, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycles have become very reliable, but occasionally problems still happen. If the engine stalls on the road, get to a safe place. If it’s losing oil pressure or overheating, stop immediately. Engines need compression, gas, and spark to run; you must determine which is lacking. Most stalls and no-starts are caused by minor problems like […]

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MotoMojo: 3M Paint Defender Kit—Protect Your Bike’s Finish and Save Money!

Aug 17, 2014 View Comments by

Up until just recently, about the only thing you could do was apply a coat of wax or pay to have a costly clear film applied by a professional detail shop. Those clear plastic films are tricky to install. Even pros have a tough time as lots of prep work is required, and the film […]

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