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MotoMojo – Brake Service and Maintenance

Oct 08, 2019 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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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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Review: Velocity Chain Maintenance System

Mar 10, 2017 View Comments by

The Velocity chain maintenance system is designed to make cleaning and lubing a motorcycle chain a less messy job while allowing the use of bulk solvents and lubricants. The two-piece tool wraps around the chain near the sprocket, and the connected leash can be wrapped around a motorcycle part such as a footpeg to keep the […]

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KTM 70,000-mile Maintenance in South America

Oct 08, 2014 View Comments by

For three years we have been riding our KTMs on a long and winding road around the world. When we got to Colombia, our gauges had ticked over a distance of some 70,000 miles, roughly equivalent to two and half trips around the globe along the equator. Our trusty companions have not always had an […]

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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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Pulsetech XC100-P Xtreme Charge 12V Battery Maintenance Charger and QuadLink 4-Channel Battery Charger Multiplier

Feb 15, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcycle batteries discharge during storage, and before you know it, they’re ruined. Pulsetech’s innovative Xtreme Charge battery maintenance charger works on any type of 12-volt, lead-acid battery, including valve-regulated lead–acid battery (VRLA), absorbed glass mat (AGM), and the common flooded type. It automatically adjusts its charging regimen so you don’t need to select the battery […]

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Odyssey Maintenance-Free Batteries

Sep 01, 2010 View Comments by

Despite proper care, when the stock battery on my KLR™ 650 was just over a year old and the warranty had just expired, start-up became an issue. The battery began having trouble with cranking over the engine fast enough, and it ran down quickly. After a few sessions with jumper cables, I knew it was […]

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Triumph Launches New Tiger 850 Sport

Nov 23, 2020 View Comments by

The classic UK motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has introduced the new Tiger 850 Sport, a machine it claims makes adventure riding more intuitive and manageable. Based on the previous generation Tiger platform, the 850 Sport provides improved performance with new components, while maintaining the familiar Tiger handling characteristics. Like the previous Tiger 900 range, the new […]

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2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

Jun 30, 2020 View Comments by

The Ninja 1000 has been one of the best values in the high-performance sport-touring class since it was introduced in 2014. But what it wasn’t, especially relative to the latest offerings from Europe, was sophisticated. Revisions for 2017 included monoblock brake calipers and an inertial measurement unit for uprated traction and braking safety controls, bringing […]

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2020 CSC Motorcycles RX4

Jun 05, 2020 View Comments by

Everyone needs a getaway vehicle at the ready. For an ever-increasing number of motorcyclists, that vehicle is an ADV bike. Stereotypical adventure-touring rigs are tall and heavy. Speaking directly to those looking for a smaller, lighter, cheaper getaway vehicle, CSC calls the 450-pound, $4,995 RX4 “your adventure within reach.” The 450cc RX4 was developed by […]

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2020 KTM SX-E 5: Introducing Kids to Motorcycles

May 22, 2020 View Comments by

KTM’s new SX-E 5 is a handy way to share the love of two wheels with the next generation—using electricity. The concept is to bring in people who might not otherwise be into motorcycling by making the user experience less intimidating and more accessible. The electric minibike boasts power similar to KTM’s two-stroke 50 SX […]

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Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge Is Now Reopened for Guests

May 14, 2020 View Comments by

After a six-week shutdown to non-residents, Graham county officials have given the green light to reopen, so plan on getting out and riding some of the best roads in the country. When you’re done, you can come back to the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge for a good meal and to relax and enjoy yourself.   Iron […]

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Your Mindset Can Affect Your Health

Apr 16, 2020 View Comments by

  The world is experiencing an unprecedented situation as COVID-19 continues to surge in numbers. Government officials are scrambling to find ways to flatten the curve of the virus, but with no clear treatment, vaccine, or even knowledge of whether the virus will lose steam during summer months, the weight of reducing the spread and […]

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MotoMojo: Lithium-Ion Batteries for Motorcycles

Mar 06, 2020 View Comments by

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are used in all sorts of common portable devices, including cordless power tools, cell phones, laptops, and tablets. Lithium-ion cells have made nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride batteries outmoded, and lithium-ion batteries are making inroads into the motorcycle market. The safest lithium-ion battery chemistry used for starting engines is lithium ferrous phosphate (LiFePO4), […]

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