The 7 Proven Benefits of Motorcycle Windshields

If you are reading this, you most likely have been a proud motorcycle owner for some time. Someone may have recommended a windshield to you, but you are not so sure if you need one. They do not come standard like they do on cars, so it will be another accessory you will have to pay for out of your own pocket. But arguably it is worth it. What are the proven benefits of motorcycle windshields?  Keep reading to understand how a windshield can truly be the most priceless motorcycle accessory you have. The Positives of Windshields It is in…

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Do You Change Your Motorcycle Oil After Winter? What’s Better?

A common question among motorcycle enthusiasts is whether you change your oil before or after winter storage. There are several considerations to be taken when considering when it is necessary to change motorcycle oil, especially if you are storing it without riding for an extended time. Do You Change Motorcycle Oil After Winter? In most cases of winter storage, the answer is no. This will depend on the climate you live in, how long it has been since you’ve ridden, and when the last time you changed the oil was. The only time you should change the oil after winter…

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How Motorcycle Gloves Should Fit: A Comprehensive Guide

There is some debate about whether a rider should wear motorcycle gloves or not while on the road. Many people think that motorcycle gloves are a core element in achieving maximum safety while riding. Still, this safety can only be experienced if the gloves fit properly. How should motorcycle gloves fit? The fit of your motorcycle gloves should be snug without being too tight around either your fingers or your palm. This may differ between men and women. The fit depends on: Material Intended use Brand/manufacturer Country of origin (American vs. European) There are many caveats to be aware of…

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Do Motorcycle Vacuum Bags Work?

Every motorcycle rider loves their bike. They treat it as their baby, keep it clean, ride it with care, so it doesn’t get damaged and so on. Bike owners are all about keeping their motorcycles in the best shape for years to come so they can enjoy the ride. Being meticulous has been a common thread for motorcycle owners when it comes to maintenance, repairs, and typical care. One of the ways bike owners accomplish protecting their bike in the garage is with vacuum bags. Do motorcycle vacuum bags work? Yes, motorcycle vacuum bags do work to protect bikes from…

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Sena 50R Vs 50S: Which One Is The Best For You?

Sena Technologies was founded in 1998 by Tae Y. Kim. Ever since, the company has made waves in the world of Bluetooth communication technology. In 2010, Sena made history by launching one of the first intercom headsets in history. This was during a time when intercom technology was virtually unheard of. The SMH10 was revolutionary. The brand has dominated the Bluetooth intercom domain for motorcycle and outdoor sport communications devices in almost every aspect, ranging from intercoms with integrated cameras to smart helmets to bicycle helmets. We guarantee you that anyone who’s ever been remotely interested in Bluetooth communication has…

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5 Reasons Why Motorcycle Jackets Are Worth It

The Perfecto Cigar is a cigar with a name that is partly self-explanatory. The beautiful shape of the cigar- its closed foot, bulging midsection and tapered head- make it among the most unique in the world. Designed by the most experienced cigar rollers with a degree of patience only decades of practice can instill, the Perfecto is one of the most enjoyed cigars by casuals and enthusiasts alike. But why did we start an article on motorcycle jackets with a paragraph about a cigar? Because the first motorcycle jacket in history was named after the Perfecto cigar.  Irving Schott, a…

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Why Your Bike Helmet Looks Huge (and What to Do)

A helmet is used to protect the heads of people while performing activities that could result in head trauma if something goes wrong; this is especially important for those who ride motorcycles. However, wearing a bike helmet may not be so appealing if they always look unnecessarily large or dorky.  Why does your bike helmet look huge? Motorcycle helmets look huge because of the multiple layers that are required to protect a person’s head in the event of a bike crash or other traumatic accident.  However, in some cases, a helmet may appear large because it is the wrong size…

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Can You Mix Motorcycle Coolant? See Why It’s Not Recommended

We’ve all been in the situation. You need to replace or refill your coolant in your motorcycle, and you don’t have enough of one type. You have two or three types, and that would technically be enough to replace your coolant. Now, a few weeks down the road, you’re having engine trouble out of your motorcycle.  While you run down the list of what it could be, let’s talk about mixing coolant. Can you mix motorcycle coolant? This is not recommended. Mixing coolants can cause different reactions due to different ingredients in each coolant.  While some brands advertise that they can…

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Sticky And Stinky: How To Clean Motorcycle Helmets

It doesn’t matter if you’re riding to the nearest Target or doing a cross-country road trip with your friends. If you’re sitting pretty on your motorcycle and the wheels on that thing start rotating, you’d best wear a helmet. Lest you won’t be sitting very pretty for long. But you’re smart enough to know not to do that. So are most people. Because motorcycle bikers wear helmets everywhere. And for good reason. A compilation of four studies concluded that helmets reduced the risk of death by 42%. Furthermore, a summation of six other studies concluded that helmets reduced the risk…

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So You Dropped Your Bike and It Won’t Start, Now What?

Motorcycle problems usually stem from how it is used: either rigorously or lightly. However, regardless of how often you use your bike, it is just as possible for it to develop issues due to technical malfunctions that prevent you from getting it up and running. Some of these malfunctions, such as not being able to start the motorcycle, can be a result of something as simple as dropping your bike on the ground.  How do you fix a bike that won’t start after it’s been dropped? First, you’ll need to determine which component(s) of the motorcycle received damage after it…

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