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Why You Should Switch to a Shorai Lithium Battery

Posted on 28 Jul 2014 in ATV and UTV, Dirt Bike, Motorcycle | 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.

Shorai Battery There has been a lot of hub bub about lithium batteries over the past few years.  They are slowly replacing other forms of batteries in everything from smart phones to cars and now even in motorcycles, ATV’s and other forms of powersports.  You can see huge benefits not only for competitive reasons, but for general maintenance as well. Lithium batteries do usually require a little more cash out of your pocket upfront, but they definitely pay off in the long run.  One company that has been proving this over the last few years is Shorai.  They are changing the game with their LFX lithium battery and riders are reaping the benefits. So why should you ditch your lead-acid battery and shell out for a new […]

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How to Keep Your Motorcycle from Overheating

Posted on 21 Jul 2014 in Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle | 48 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.

Previously, we wrote about how to keep yourself cool on your motorcycle, but if your bike overheats on those hot days you won’t even be able to ride.  One of the first things that you notice when your bike overheats is the loss of power.  What happens after that can be much worse, like a nice hole in your piston.  When the temp nears triple digits, there are few things worse than being stranded on the highway.  Proper motorcycle maintenance and a few add-ons can help ensure that you keep your knees in the breeze and the bike running cool. Cooling System Let’s start with the obvious.  If you have a liquid cooled bike, your cooling system needs to be up to snuff.  When you know that […]

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Get Paid Back With a Mail-In Rebate on Your Favorite Dunlop or Metzeler Tires Now

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 in Motorcycle | 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.

Are those tires of yours getting a little worn down?  Maybe you’re just not happy with the skins that you have now.  Whatever the case is, right now is a great time to pick up a new set of the best Dunlop or Metzeler motorcycle tires.  Both brands are currently running their own rebate program on select styles of their best tires, but you only have until the end of the month (ends 7-31-14) to jump on this awesome deal. Click HERE for a full list of the tires on Rebate. Dunlop “The American Made Tire Rebate.”  When you purchase a set of two select Dunlop tires, you can send in a Mail-In Rebate to receive a $40 Visa Prepaid Card.  The select Dunlop tires that you […]

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Learn to Ride Two Up on Your Sport Bike

Posted on 15 Jul 2014 in Motorcycle, Sport Bikes | 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.

Yes, that little pillion on the back of your sport bike can hold a passenger. Not everyone wants to ride their own bike, but a lot of people still want the experience of riding a sport bike.  Being a passenger is the next best thing to actually controlling the sport bike.  You might know someone close to you that falls into this category.  Once you’ve become a solid rider on your own, you can ride two-up on your sport bike to share those experiences with that someone. Now that’s not to say that you should just tell that person to hop on and head for the nearest twisties.  Riding with a passenger is a whole new experience for the passenger and you as well.  Before you hit […]

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Build Your Own Custom Exhaust With Biltwell

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 in Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, 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.

“Forget the fashion-show, don’t worry about internet know-it-alls and the self righteous, just build, ride and enjoy your motorcycle!” That’s straight from the Biltwell Manifesto.  Ever since Biltwell began, they have been at the forefront of the movement and trend towards more garage mechanics hand building their own custom motorcycles.  They don’t believe in all of the over-the-top flashiness of show bikes.  Instead, Biltwell produces motorcycle parts that are not only high quality and functional but affordable enough so that anyone can benefit from them. The average garage builder can’t afford to build a bike with the most expensive and flashy parts.  Nor do they necessarily want to.  Biltwell parts provide those builders with something that they can work with to make a bike build their own.  […]

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