Get Your Bike Ready For Summer

Apr 08, 2015 View Comments by

After sitting for months motorcycles need attention before returning to service, which can also help avoid breakdowns and ensure safety. Refer to the owner’s and service manuals for inspection lists before giving your bike a thorough going over. Look for any signs of leakage, such as stains underneath that indicate problems. Check steering head bearings […]

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Before Riding Season Starts It’s Time to Take a Brake

Mar 25, 2015 View Comments by

The start of a new season: your bike has been stored away for the winter and now it’s time to ride… Not so fast, though. You’ll need to check a few things first, and maybe some light maintenance is in order. Sure, you’ve changed the oil, charged the battery, and checked your tires. What else? […]

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Maintaining Clutch, Brake, Throttle Controls, and Cables

Mar 11, 2015 View Comments by

Most motorcycles use cables to connect the twist grip to the carb(s) or throttle bodies; many also use cables for the clutch, cold-start control, and even brakes. Servicing these critical components is fairly simple and prevents problems later. Maintenance intervals vary, and bikes ridden in dust, sand, or mud need extra maintenance. It’s good to […]

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MotoMojo – Brake Service and Maintenance

Nov 05, 2014 View Comments by

If your brakes seem slow to stop, they pulse, or make unusual noises, if the brake lever feels spongy, or fluid is being lost, it’s definitely time for service. These problems may be due to worn or glazed brake linings, warped rotors, sticking calipers, or hardware. Brake fluid absorbs moisture; even if you haven’t ridden […]

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Over 50k BMWs Recalled Over Potential Fuel Leaks

Jan 08, 2014 View Comments by

If you own a 2005-2011 BMW R-series, 2005-2012 K-series, 2010-2011 S 1000 RR, or a 2006-2010 HP2, your bike may be prone to leak fuel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued the recall after finding that the fuel pump flange has an issue with cracking, which can lead to leaked fuel catching fire. […]

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Motorcycle Maintenance, Some Days It’s Harder Than Others

Nov 17, 2013 View Comments by

I have a friend; let’s call him Fred. A long time ago, before he learned to do his own maintenance and before he saw the wisdom in purchasing a trailer, Fred had a unique method for getting his motorcycle to the shop for service. His method involved three modes of transportation: a car, a motorcycle, and […]

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Twin Valley Rider’s Motorcycle Awareness Project

Jul 03, 2013 View Comments by

Editor’s Note: Here’s a great story about how one local motorcycle rally was able to give back to their community and to motorcycling as a whole. “Look twice—save a life” has become the catchphrase of motorcycle safety advocates for good reason. Roughly 60-percent of motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. are due to collisions and a […]

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Touring Tip: Spring Training for Riders

May 11, 2012 View Comments by

Spring has arrived and the “Regular Season” for touring motorcyclists is just around the corner. Similar to spring training for professional baseball players, riders need to make sure we and our mounts are ready for another exciting riding season. Here are a few reminders: Be All You Can Be, Physically: Practically everyone knows that riding […]

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