Archive for April, 2014

Getting Your Motorcycle Ready for the Road

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Spring is here! After that terrible winter, it’s finally time to start riding again. If you have neglected your motorcycle during the winter (Understandable. Who likes working on freezing cold metal?), then it’s time for some necessary maintenance before you can fire it up.

Don’t worry, this should be easy enough for anyone with a basic understanding of motorcycles. Follow this list and we’ll have you rolling down the road in no time.

 

Electrical

* Check the battery charge with a voltmeter. It should test around 12.5 volts. Charge it on a trickle charger if it reads low.

* Check the terminals for corrosion and hit them with some dielectric grease.… Read the rest

Spring Pre-Season Boating Tune-Up

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The winter that seemed like it would never end, has finally ended. Warmer weather means boating season! If you have not even looked at your boat since it last touched water last fall, you have some work to do. Fear not friend; follow this handy checklist for advice on how to get your boat back in the water, and running like new.

 

 

 

 

Hull

Take a quick look over (or, in this case, under) your boat. Leaks can be nasty things, so make sure you won’t have any this spring. Look for the obvious cracks and dents, but also blisters or residue.… Read the rest