5 Of The Best Custom Motorcycle Seats Manufacturers

Mike Corbin lived through some of the most interesting times of America. Born in 1943, he was very interested in all things mechanical from a very young age. His first motorcycle was a broken Lambretta scooter that he bought for $25 and repaired. Right after graduation, he joined the Navy as the ship’s electrician. Later, he was employed on the USS Ranger. He then joined a company that manufactured jet engines for the Vietnam War. During this time, Corbin wanted to replicate the bobbers he spotted in California during his Navy tour. Unhappy with the seats on his Norton Atlas…

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How To Clean A Motorcycle Chain | Best Kits Of 2020

The Polybolos was an ancient Greek machine. A type of ballista- a catapult-like weapon that was capable of firing bolt after bolt without having to reload- it was way, way ahead of its time. Because the prototype was the first in (recorded) history to employ the use of the chain drive mechanism. The chain drive mechanism has since been modified and replicated throughout history and has been used in various forms. And today’s article is about allowing this mechanism to work better in your motorcycle. The chain drive mechanism works by transmitting mechanical power from one place to another. In…

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The Best Motorcycle Storage Boxes And Covers

“We can fill our lives with ‘stuff,’ but as we do we’re concurrently filling our lives with the obligation to maintain that ‘stuff.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough Today’s article is going to be about something that needs to gain a lot more traction with people who buy stuff: maintaining their stuff. Within the context of this website, maintaining their motorcycles when they’re not with them. Motorcycles are tough, robust machines. Regardless of how safe you ride, your bike will power through (most of) the inevitable accumulation of scratches and dents from being on the road. But there will also be…

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Do Lithium Motorcycle Batteries Need a Special Charger?

If you’re looking for a lithium battery charger for your motorcycle, it would be a fantastic idea to pick up a charger that provides some versatility. Nowadays, you can find several motorcycle battery charger models that offer several modules. Many of the lithium motorcycle battery chargers you can purchase today can work with several vehicles and provide several different charging modes. Do lithium motorcycle batteries need a special charger? Yes, most lithium motorcycle batteries utilize an external-powered BMS charger that does need to be rebalanced from time to time. However, lithium motorcycle batteries are currently evolving, and Ultrabatt now offers…

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Better Rides With These 5 Classic Motorbike Books

Going to an all-boys school is tough. Especially when you’re a sensitive kid.  I was never into sports, which meant I also grew up chubby. And the combination of a lack of physical prowess and alienation due to the aforementioned physical prowess doesn’t leave one with a lot of things to do after class. Fortunately for me, books turned out to be one of those not-a-lot-of-things. All I did was read. I never really felt good about myself growing up (still don’t), but when I was reading, I wasn’t myself. I was the person who wrote the book. Those words…

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Badass Motorcycle Helmets For A Strong And Sleek Look

Head and brain injury are two of the leading causes of fatal injuries in accidents involving motorcycles.  Back in 1914, a medical officer who went by the name of Dr. Eric Gardner was stationed at the Brooklands race track. Now, this was from a time where safety standards were extremely lax. Unsurprisingly, he saw a biker with a fatal head injury brought over to his clinic every two weeks.  Having had seen enough young men come in gravely injured every two weeks, he tried every method possible to find a solution against this. Eventually, he had an architect procure a…

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Birds Of Slightly Different Feathers | Garmin Zumo 590lm vs 595lm

Gary Burrell and Min Kao founded “ProNav” in 1989. At his job prior, Gary pioneered the integration of communication systems with navigation technology. This was at King Radio, which designed air navigation and radio equipment. He recruited Ming during this period. At the time, GPS technology was very niche, still in its infancy. The U.S. Department Of Defense developed GPS strictly for military use in the 1970s. It was only approved for civilian use a decade later.  Over time, ProNav rebranded itself to “Garmin”. Derived from the first halves of the names of its founders Gary and Min.  Garmin sold…

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Clash Of The Titans: Garmin Vs TomTom

There’s a small town in the Greater Boston Area that goes by the name of Belmont. Back in 2013, a woman was driving home with her kids, and her GPS told her to turn right- right onto a railway track.  Now, most people in this situation would have had an appropriate reaction along the lines of “What the hell?” before driving home, trying to remember if the T&C on their warranty card was past the date of expiry.  But this woman was not most people.  Because she ended up turning right- right onto the railway track.  For those of you…

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The Best Intercoms That Are Cheap Sena Alternatives

If you’re never ridden in a group ride before, it can seem daunting. For starters, you have no idea about whether the other guys in the group who you just met and are trying to look cool in front of think you’re weird for walking with your chest and shoulders out. Yeah, a lot of things that I don’t miss about being 19. Teenage insecurity aside, it still can be overwhelming to keep up with the dynamics of a group ride your first couple of times. In staggered formation (as all group rides are), you always have to stay in…

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5 of the Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves For 2020

Riding your motorcycle in cold weather can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, nothing feels greater than taking on nature’s harshest elements with clothing that keeps you toasty. On the other, if you ride without said clothing, you’ll turn frosty. Goes without saying that toasty is much better than frosty. And what better additions to your toast arsenal than comfy gloves that keep your hands warm? For this article, we went through thousands of hours of reviews, both by customers and enthusiasts, on battery powered heated gloves. This article is about five of the best that we narrowed down. …

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