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Dennis Kirk Championship Speed Runs 2014

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 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.

This weekend is the big event that many of us have been waiting for.  No, not the S**** B***.  Here in the Northern Midwest, we don’t have any stake in the big game, but we do have fast snowmobiles.  This Saturday, the fastest snowmobiles on ice will be compete at the Dennis Kirk Championship Speed Run.  You can enter your own sled in the race or you can just hang out and watch as snowmobiles hit speeds well over 100mph.  You might even be able to see a New World Record be set with some of the fastest sleds in the world competing. If you have ever wondered how fast your sled really is, now is your chance to find out at the speed runs.  There are […]

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5 Mods to Make Long Rides On Your Sport Bike Comfortable

Posted on 28 Jan 2014 in 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.

Don’t let all of the cruiser guys fool you.  You don’t need a big Bagger with air ride suspension to see the countryside comfortably.  That same sportbike that you love cracking the throttle on can be used to cruise on for the long rides as well.  No matter what bike you ride, a rocket or even a Goldwing, you will eventually feel some aches and cramping if you put in enough saddle time.  With some mods to your sport bike, you can make it just as comfortable as a cruiser and you will be able to put on the miles that you want. Adjustable Rearsets So often when you are riding a sportbike, your knees begin to ache from being stuck in a crouched position.  Your body […]

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Nelson-Rigg Luggage… For a Snowmobile?

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 in 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.

The Nelson Rigg trademark “It’s not just a bike” has now become even more literal with the introduction of their Survivor Edition Adventure Dry Duffle Bag.  The Adventure Dry Bag is one of the most versatile pieces of luggage for anyone who likes to adventure ride, whether it’s on a motorcycle or now, even a snowmobile.  The durable tarpaulin PVC material along with the electronically heat-welded seams, make this bag 100% waterproof.  Being so durable and completely waterproof make it the ideal day bag for snowmobile riders. One of the big advantages that make this Nelson Rigg bag a must have is how easily and quickly it attaches to your sled.  The bag is supplied with 4 hook and loop straps that you can attach to any […]

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How to Do Compression and Leak Down Tests

Posted on 22 Jan 2014 in Powersports | 1 comment

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.

Compression Test If your machine just doesn’t have the snap that it use to have, you might have issues with the compression of the engine cylinders.  If your bike or sled won’t even start and all your electrical is working, you almost definitely could have some compression issues.  An engine needs enough compression to compress the fuel mixture, which raises the temperature enough to be combustible.  A simple compression test can tell you if you need to further investigate your engine to figure out the problem before serious damage can occur. The initial cost of a compression tester might scare you off, but a shop bill or the cost of repairing unattended engine problems could cost much more.  Once you make the investment of buying the tester, […]

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How to Stop Snowmobile Darting and Tracking

Posted on 20 Jan 2014 in Snowmobile | 4 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 biggest complaints that we hear from snowmobilers is that they just can’t stand how much their sled darts around on the trails.  They start their day of riding in giddy anticipation and by the end of the day, they are swearing off their machine as they put the heating pad on their shoulders.  In complete disappointment with their sleds, we hear them utter that they have a smoking deal on a sled as they are willing to just be done with it.  But before you offer your sled to your buddy for less than it is worth, try some of these adjustments one at a time to make it ride like a dream. When trying to troubleshoot this problem, many people want to jump […]

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