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The 3rd Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show – L.A., CA

The third annual Women’s Motorcycle Show put on by Moto Lady and the Lucky Wheels DIY Garage in L.A., happened this past weekend and it was so much larger than expected it got raided and shut down by the police. It seems they thought there was some street racing going on, or possibly that it was a big outlaw biker club rally. Nevertheless, everyone had a good time and some talented ladies got to show off the bikes they had built or at least commissioned.




No matter whether you like new bikes or old, sportbikes or cruisers, there was something for everyone at the show, plus music, welding and blacksmithing demonstrations, snacks, and a raffle with many valuable prizes.… Read the rest

Vintage British Street Bike Collection Manual

What’s in your toolbox? If love classic British twins, you need to get yourself a copy of the Clymer Collection Series – British Street Bike Service Manual. An updated reprint of the manual we first put out when these bikes were the latest and greatest, it covers BSA 500 cc and 650 cc unit twins from 1963-1972, Norton 750 cc and 850 cc twins from 1969-1975, and Triumph 500 cc, 650 cc, and 750 cc twins from 1963-1979. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM “factory” manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically for the first time user.… Read the rest

Floyd Clymer – Motorcycle Pioneer and Our Founder

The wider world first heard of Floyd Clymer when he and his younger brother attempted to set a record by driving from Denver, CO to Spokane, WA in 1910. When he was just 14 years old. While that may seem like a young age to be engaging in such daredevil pursuits, he had already been driving a car for seven years and selling them for four.


While the two of them did not make it all the way to their destination in Washington (due to lack of driveable roads, and a car that needed constant repair), he never stopped being a fan and booster of early motorized transport.… Read the rest

Video: The Best Motorcycle Helmets of 2017

Most people don’t have the luxury of being able to try on every new motorcycle helmet every year, and take it for a test ride. The guys at Revzilla are not most people and they have a HUGE warehouse full of every helmet imaginable. Yes they are trying to sell you a helmet, but still there are few people that have worn as many different new helmets as Anthony at Watch, Decide, and Ride.

As we ring in the new year, this video looks back at 2017 and lists the best motorcycle helmets of the year.

Here are the new helmets which broke through to be the tops of 2017:

1.) Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS Helmet

2.) Arai Signet-X & Quantum-X Helmet

3.) Schuberth SR2 Helmet

4.) Scorpion EXO-AT950 Helmet

5.) Bell Moto 3 Helmet

These were ranked as the best staple motorcycle helmets of 2017:

6.) Shoei RF-1200

7.) Schuberth E1 Helmet

8.) HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet

9.) ICON Airmada Helmet

10.) Klim Krios Element HelmetRead the rest

1995-2000 Suzuki Bandit 600 Service Manual

What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, thanks to the passion of early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer, our founder. With a Clymer manual for your 1995-2000 Suzuki Bandit 600, you can rest easy knowing that you can safely repair your own motorcycle if something were to ever go wrong. Our manual covers all the common service needs of the Suzuki GSF600 and GSF600S Bandit, and and even jobs you may never need to do, like engine overhauls. Unlike OEM factory manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals detail every step of the job with understandable descriptions and plenty of pictures, designed specifically for the first time user.… Read the rest

1996-2000 Suzuki RM125 Motorcycle Manual

What’s in your toolbox? The Clymer Manual is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, and has been since early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer started them decades ago. Learn to take proper care of your 1996-2000 Suzuki RM125 dirt bike with our Suzuki RM125 Manual, which details not only routine maintenance and service, but full engine and suspension overhauls as well. Unlike OEM factory manuals, which are designed for the professional motorbike mechanic, Clymer shop manuals use language and pictures targeted specifically to help the first time user. The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, so get one today.… Read the rest

Suzuki RV90 Vintage Motorcycle Walk Around

Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90J on display at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This vintage Japanese play bike won the Constellation Award sponsored by Motorcycle Closeouts. While we don’t have a manual that covers this Suzuki specifically, most of the information you need is in the TS/TC90 section of our Vintage Collection Volume 2, which covers all of them from 1970-72, and the later 100cc versions.

The Fun and Functional RV90

Using the same motor as the Suzuki TS90 Honcho and TC90 Blazer, the RV90 Rover was made to be simpler and more fun.… Read the rest

The Perfect Off-Season Gift for Motorcycle Enthusiasts

Seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and motorcycle riders much the same. As the weather turns colder, deciduous trees lose their leaves, migratory animals head for warmer southern climes, and riders put their motorcycles away. For those who love to ride, snow and freezing weather couldn’t be more of a downer. To keep from going completely stir crazy, many turn to motorcycle magazines and fond memories, but these can only go so far to ease an itchy throttle hand. One of our manuals makes a great gift for those taking on a winter restoration or improvement project, but what if it is too cold in the garage?… Read the rest