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LiveMap is the Future of Motorcycle Navigation

Posted on 30 Sep 2013 in Cruiser-Motorcycles, Goldwing, Harley-Davidson, Powersports, Sport Bikes | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Navigation on a motorcycle trip can sometimes be a hassle and it almost seems easier to just get lost.  If you’re going old school with a map, you have to completely stop and unpack the ratty old map that you keep in your saddlebags and hope it doesn’t blow away in the wind.  Maps just don’t cut it for motorcyclists in this day and age.  The introduction of handheld GPS units and smartphones with GPS capabilities was a step in the right direction.  But before they had the ram mounts for those devices, you still had to pull over or risk fumbling with it down the road, putting yourself in danger.  If you do have your GPS in a mount, you still have to take your eyes […]

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The Distinguished Gentleman 2013

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 in Cafe Racer Motorcycles | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Be Dapper on a Motorcycle for a Good Cause When most people think of motorcycle rides, they think of hoards of leather and the traditional motorcycle gear on riders who may appear on the edgier side.  The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is no such event.  Participants in this ride dress to the 9’s.  With dress suits, polished shoes and perfectly sculpted mustaches, these dapper gentleman are riding for a noble cause.  The focus of the ride is to raise funds to put toward Prostate Cancer research and awareness programs and will take place all over the world. This ride of gentleman will take place this Sunday, the 29th in 115 cities in 33 different countries.  That is up from last year’s inaugural attendance of about 2500 riders from […]

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How to Measure Motorcycle Cables

Posted on 25 Sep 2013 in Powersports | 9 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Changing out the handlebars on your motorcycle can be a great way to customize the bike to your liking.  While some may think that it is just the simple task of clamping on a new set and hitting the road, there are some other things to consider as well.  One of these considerations should be the motorcycle cable lengths and brake line lengths.  If you are changing the dimensions of the handlebars, more often than not, you will have to change the lengths of the cables and lines too.  This is not as difficult of a task as it may seem.  Here are some steps to follow before ordering your new cables and lines from brands like Magnum and Motion Pro. What you need Thin gauge wire Tape […]

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Choose the Right Carbides

Posted on 23 Sep 2013 in Powersports, Snowmobile | 103 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

There are multiple factors that can determine how your snowmobile will handle.  The one that you might change the most often is your sled’s traction. Choosing the right carbides is a crucial component of setting up your sled’s traction correctly. Choose the wrong ones and you will be in for a not so pleasant ride and run the risk of getting in an accident. Getting the right wear bars goes beyond choosing the right brand.  Different sleds and riders will require varying lengths of carbides with different degree cutting angles. A common misconception about snowmobile carbides is that longer is always better. This, however, is absolutely not the case. When the length of the carbide is too long, the snowmobile skis will tend to dig in more […]

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Combine Passions to Keep the Ride Alive

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 in Powersports | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

This video shows just how innovative people can be when they decide to follow their passions.  More often than not, when you think of using a sport vehicle aiding in snowboarding, that machine will be a snowmobile.  The people in the film have something a little more different in mind.  They went on their winter trip on their motorcycles.   In the video, the people wanted to combine their two favorite passions, even though they typically occur in different seasons.  The result was a completely unique experience.  They faced a new set of challenges, but that seemed to add to the excitement of the trip.  These people decided to venture into something new and were rewarded with something that they will never forget. That’s why we love […]

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