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Raising The Bar (And Lowering It) On Your Snowmobile

Posted on 30 Oct 2013 in Powersports, Snowmobile | 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.

Adjustable Handlebar Risers Give You More Control Snowmobile manufacturers are releasing sleds that need very little work done to make them the best they can be.  One thing that they can’t do, though, is create a sled that fits everyone’s specific needs and wants.  When people start customizing their sleds, the handlebars can be the last thing that they think of touching.  Their minds go straight to the power and weight modifications that they can make, forgetting that the one thing that connects you to it is the handlebars.  You can have all the power, but if you don’t have control, you can’t properly use it.  With the right set of adjustable handlebars, you can greatly improve the control and comfort of your snowmobile. For the guy […]

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Kuryakyn Releases Bahn Line for Victory

Posted on 28 Oct 2013 in Cruiser-Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, 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.

One of the knocks that Victory motorcycles gets is that there is a limited production of aftermarket parts and accessories made for them.  Because Victory is a relatively young company, aftermarket producers have been hesitant to devoting lines of products to customize the bikes.  On the flip side, riders of established manufacturers like Harley and Honda enjoy the spoils of having just about everything under the sun produced in the aftermarket that is readily available. This has been an issue for Victory in their attempts to sway people who are on the fence.  So many people see their motorcycle as an extension of themselves and like to customize it to fit their style.  If someone is on the market for a new bike and sees that the […]

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Make Your Snowmobile Trailer More Functional

Posted on 24 Oct 2013 in Snowmobile | 2 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.

Right now is the perfect time for snow lovers to be getting your sled ready for the winter, but there is one thing that often gets forgotten about.  The snowmobile trailer can be the last thing that riders think about when they are going through their preseason tune-ups.  By sprucing up your trailer, you can have less stress hauling your sleds and spend more time on the snow than loading and unloading. Ski Guides and Track Mats Some of the best and easiest things that you can add to your trailer are track mats and ski glides.  They will not only make loading easier, but they will also prolong the life of your trailer.  The ski guides serve a couple of purposes.  The most important is that […]

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Understanding and Countering the Effects of Ethanol

Posted on 22 Oct 2013 in Powersports, Snowmobile | 5 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.

We have all heard the horror stories about ethanol in gasoline destroying small engines and powersports engines, including snowmobiles.  Most of these stories are true and ethanol really can be harmful, but with the right knowledge and prevention, we can continue to enjoy the sport we love without worrying about costly damages to our machines.  In this post, we’ll try to understand ethanol a little better and how that knowledge can help us run our engines more safely. Why Ethanol is Bad There are a few different reasons why ethanol is not good for our snowmobiles, but the worst offender is its potential for Phase Separation.  What the heck is phase separation, you ask?  Ethanol has a very low tolerance for absorbing water.  When enough water is […]

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Vintage Style Wins The Yamaha Bolt Custom Build Off

Posted on 18 Oct 2013 in Motorcycle News, Powersports, Yamaha 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.

To promote the release of Yamaha’s newest addition to their motorcycle lineup, stock Yamaha Bolts were sent to some of the best bike designers and builders in the world.  The builders were given free rein to do whatever they wanted with the bikes.  The styles ranged from café racers and bobbers, to drag racers and low bikes.  Fans voted on their favorite and the results are in. Playing on nostalgia and the fondness that people have for the Yamaha’s from the 60’s and 70’s, Greg Hageman’s Bolt is the champion out of the ten bikes that were built.  Hageman built his Bolt into a bike that closely resembles the old Yamaha DT bikes, which have become so iconic of that era and remain a favorite for many […]

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