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The Best US Lakes for Boating

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There are over 100,000 lakes in the USA. If you tried every single one of them for a day, you would need over 270 years to visit them all. Not a bad way to live. However, since we don’t have that kind of time, just be sure to visit this list of the most awesome boating lakes in the country. Try for one or two during boating season and eventually you’ll see them all.

Lake Washington, WA

This oblong lake is minutes from downtown Seattle, and has tons of access points. The location offers city backdrops on the west, forested hills on the east, and you can see Mount Rainer to the south.… Read the rest

“On the Lift” Looks at Harley 1970 Sprint 350

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A few years ago we made a series a videos called “On the Lift” where James Grooms took a deeper look into a few classic motorcycles.

The episode below features the 1970 Harley Davidson Sprint 350. Grooms discusses the history and develop of the bike, its features and performance and even takes it on a test ride.

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Ongoing ATV Maintenance

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Enjoying the riding season this year? We’re a bit past the halfway point, so it might be a good time to take a look at your ride to make sure there are no problems down the trail. Here’s some simple reminders about what to look at before your next ride.

Oil

When was the last oil change? If it’s been 6 months, or you have been riding hard and/or a lot, it is probably due. It’s cheap preventative maintenance to the ATV’s most critical and expensive components. Be sure to tighten the drain bolt to the proper torque. If the bolt is too loose, it’ll come out, and you won’t enjoy losing that on a rough ride.… Read the rest

Fix My Hog Recommends Clymer Manuals

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Bob LaRosa & the team at “Fix My Hog” are always reminding viewers that a good service manual is key to a successful Harley repair project.  Every video they make reminds you to use your manual.

In this recent video they single out Clymer Manuals as the best on the market, along with Haynes Manuals (which now owns Clymer).  Here’s exactly what’s great about Clymer’s line of Harley manuals and why LaRosa recommends them:

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Motorcycle Racing: An Overview

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Today, there is a ton of diversity in motorsports, from the billion dollar Formula 1 programs, to the ridiculous adult Power Wheels racers. Ever since primitive man decided “two wheels good,” people have been racing motorcycles, eventually leading to completely different forms of the sport. Here’s a quick look at where motorcycle sports sit today.

Moto GP

Grand Prix motorcycle racing is the premier series for road racers on two wheels. The Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is the full title of the series, but it usually called MotoGP, even though that is one of the classes of bikes. MotoGP is the high end, with crazy 1,000cc bikes.… Read the rest