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What Are the Best Winter Upgrades for My Bike?

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with it goes the last remaining days of fall. That means riding season has all but ended, and it’s time to tuck your bike away until spring. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop having fun with two-wheeled steed. The offseason is also the time to pull out your wrench and start those winter upgrades, but what is the best upgrade for your ride? The Best Winter Upgrades for Your Motorcycle Do you like riding long distances? Does the open road call for you every time spring arrives, and you can’t help but to roll hundreds of miles under tire? Well, here are some upgrades you should consider: Tires– It would stink to get out on that long ride just to find out your old tires are bald. Switch those out for some new rubber. New Bars– The perfect addition to your bike…
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How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter Storage

Well, it’s just about that time of year again. The weather is turning chilly, and for those of us who don’t have an innate resistance to cold, it’s time to hang up our leathers for the season. This also means it’s time to put our motorcycles away until riding weather becomes more pleasant sometime in March. But how will you be storing your motorcycle over the winter? Here are some tips and tricks that riders both new and old may find handy when it comes time to start riding again in the spring. Tips to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter Storage Location– Finding a good place to store your motorcycle during the offseason is essential. If you leave it outside, you risk the bike getting damaged by the elements, or worse yet, the bike being stolen. A bike sitting outside, in the same place, for months can be an invitation…
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The Three Things Most Riders Forget About Motorcycle Maintenance

Motorcycle maintenance is a big deal for your everyday rider. Sometimes it can be the only thing standing between you and sliding your bike into a ditch. Luckily for us riders, maintaining our motorcycles can be pretty simple, and if you are handy with a wrench, you won’t even need to take your bike to the shop. But be warned, there are details that many home mechanics forget when fixing on their bikes. Here are the top three: Three Things Most Riders Forget When Handling Their Own Motorcycle Maintenance The Chain– Motorcycle chains have come a long way over the years. However, these technological advancements should not be taken for granted. Check your bike’s chain regularly, and make sure it’s lining up with the sprocket properly. You also need to keep the chain well lubricated, so make sure the it’s not dry, and watch out for kinks. The Brakes– This…
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