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How to Plug a Motorcycle Tire to Get Back on the Road

Posted on 30 Jul 2015 in Powersports | 11 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’s something freeing about being on a motorcycle and heading out into the middle of nowhere.  But that free feeling can turn into a trapped one really quick when you’re stuck out in the middle of nowhere with a punctured tire.  That feeling is multiplied tenfold if you have no way of fixing that flat tire.  It’s at that point that you hope you have cell service and roadside assistance. Being prepared with a tire plug/patch kit in your luggage will go a long way in giving you peace of mind.  It goes a lot further if you actually know how to use it.  You don’t want to be the guy who has the right tool yet still needs help to get the problem fixed, especially when it’s something […]

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Scorpion EXO GT3000: A Premium Modular Helmet

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 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.

Modular motorcycle helmets have gotten a bad rap from many “serious” riders for being cumbersome and clunky, especially when they were first introduced.  Those first options were certainly a no-go for anyone who liked to grab a fist full of throttle on the open highway.  The chin bar would whistle and the overall large profile would cause your head to buffet like crazy.  Not ideal. But modular helmets have come a long ways since they first showed up and they are still getting better.  Quite often the prices get higher when things get better and the premium options that are available now may break the bank for some.  Not everyone can drop 5-600 hard-earned dollars on a helmet.  Scorpion is hoping to change that with their entry into the […]

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New Exhausts for New Indian Scout

Posted on 21 Jul 2015 in Motorcycle | 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.

When a new bike is released, it’s always interesting to see all of the aftermarket parts trickle in for it.  We want to see what we could do with this new platform and how we could improve it just to our liking.  With the 2015 Indian Scout being released for almost a year now, we are starting to see some great products come into play and both current and future owners are getting excited. So what’s the upgrade that almost every rider thinks about changing first?  The exhaust, of course.  With an exhaust swap you can instantly improve the looks, performance and sound of a bike.  What more do you need?  Plus, it can be a fairly easy job to accomplish, especially if you opt to only replace the […]

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New Harley Air Cleaners from Bahn & Crusher

Posted on 15 Jul 2015 in Harley-Davidson | 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.

Everyone knows Kuryakyn.  They are consistent with their high quality products that look and perform just as well or better than anything else and their air cleaners are a perfect example.  They add style and performance to your bike.  But now Kuryakyn is hoping that riders will know two other names just as well theirs.  Both the Bahn and the Crusher Performance brands, which are offshoots of Kuryakyn, have just released their own air cleaners to help your bike breathe easier while having a great custom look. Following the trail that was blazed by Kuryakyn, Bahn and Crusher have designed their air cleaners to conceptually fit into a full line of products.  In other words, you can give your bike a complete design when you use products from […]

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City Riding: The Art of Riding Slow In Traffic

Posted on 10 Jul 2015 in Motorcycle | 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.

You will most likely never be lauded for being able to ride well at slow speeds, but you will almost certainly be mocked if you do it poorly.  Duck walking, jerky takeoffs and tipping over are not the most glamorous riding techniques and they can even be harmful to you and your bike if it goes badly enough.  When you are riding in the city, you need to be proficient at slow speeds to be able to handle the stop-and-go traffic and tight maneuvers. There are plenty of riders, new and old, who ride around city streets and parking lots with their feet dragging because they are not confident or are not skilled enough to keep them where they should be.  As soon as your bike is […]

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