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Double The S&S Power for the Price of One

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 in Powersports | 0 comments

S&S Sturgis Special- Expires 8/31/2017 The 2017 Sturgis Rally may have ended last week, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t benefit from it.  Every year, many of the top aftermarket parts manufacturers set up specific deals just for the rally.  This year, the best one may be from S&S Cycle.  And the best part is that this sale is still going on until the end of the month. Through the end of the month (8/31/17), you can get a smoking deal on a Stage 1 upgrade.  When you buy their highly praised MK45 Slip-Ons, you will get the Stealth Air Cleaner Kit with it for FREE!  Check out the S&S Deals. The MK45 mufflers were introduced last year and have been standouts for Harley Touring bikes.  […]

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Watch Your Six with Better Fitting Motorcycle Mirrors

Posted on 25 Jul 2017 in Motorcycle, Powersports | 0 comments

Who has your back when you’re out riding?  Unfortunately, the answer is not really anyone.  Motorcycle riders need to have a heightened sense of awareness, especially with today’s distracted riders.  Knowing what’s around you at all times is crucial in keeping the rubber side down.  That includes what’s coming up behind as well.  But with the wrong mirrors, you could be oblivious to what is actually back there.  By choosing mirrors that best fit you and your bike, you can better watch your six to be able to get the hell out of Dodge if you need to. Motorcycle mirrors aren’t always at the top of everyone’s aftermarket list.  And many stock mirrors are chosen to best fit the “average” rider.  You’re not average, though, are you?  […]

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How to Change Wet Motorcycle Clutch Plates

Posted on 13 Jun 2017 in Motorcycle, Powersports | 1 comment

Your clutch.  You often don’t have to think about what’s going on down there.  Simply pull the lever, shift gears, and you’re on your merry way.  But when the clutch plates start to wear out, you will begin to take notice and wonder what really is happening under the clutch cover. Fortunately, fixing a wet clutch, found on many motorcycles and dirt bikes, is not too difficult of a task to complete on your own.  With the use of some common hand tools and a small part of an afternoon, you can have your clutch pack swapped out with a new one.  No need to have your bike sit in a shop and accrue those high rates that can eat into your gas money and riding time. So how do you know when it’s time […]

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How to Teach Others to Ride a Motorcycle

Posted on 05 May 2017 in Motorcycle | 1 comment

We all know that riding is a great way to get out by yourself and clear your mind.  But it can also be a rewarding social activity as well.  There’s a reason why there are so many group rides throughout the country.  Being able to share a ride with someone else is special.  But what do you do if no one close to you rides?  You teach them! Teaching someone to ride a motorcycle can be one of the most satisfying activities in the sport.  On the flip side, it can also be one of the most frustrating.  There is an art to good instruction.  If approached in the wrong manner, your student could become disenfranchised with riding and left with a bad taste in their mouth for […]

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Two New Motorcycle Half Helmets That Are Changing the Game

Posted on 06 Apr 2017 in Motorcycle | 0 comments

The half helmet.  This style of lid isn’t usually the main focus for helmet manufacturers.  Their real money makers are traditionally in the full face category.  But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ever any advancements in the half category.  With not much real estate to work with in a half helmet, it’s hard to improve on the design, though.  A helmet designer needs to get really creative to make a substantial upgrade.  This year, a couple brands have taken on the challenge and have really changed the game with their new models.  The Sena Cavalry and the Scorpion Covert are worth a second look for this riding season. Sena Cavalry Half Helmet with Bluetooth Communicator Half helmets and communicators have had a difficult relationship over the […]

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