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Winterizing Your ATV

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It’s almost time to head south and spend winter riding through southern Texas and New Mexico. If that isn’t an option for you, proper winter prep can keep your ATV in great condition. Just this little bit of work now will make next spring’s pre-season maintenance a breeze. Think of this as the big tune-up, assemble your parts, and go down the list.

Fuel

Gasoline, left over several months, will change its chemical composition. This is due to elements in the gas evaporating, making your machine run poorly, a common sign of “bad gas.” Fortunately, this is easily corrected with a couple dollars’ worth of fuel stabilizer, and filling the gas tank.… Read the rest

Motorcycle Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is a week away. Are you ready?  Maybe you’re thinking of a way to incorporate your love for your vehicle into a unique costume.  With enough time and planning, you can make something amazing.

This guy turned himself into a motorbike:

 

This Transformers costume is both robot and car — and the car “drives”:

 

Or maybe you just want a skeleton “passenger” to join your on your bike:

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Winterize Your Motorcycle

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Not everyone can live in sunny LA or Miami year round. While those cities enjoy riding weather in December and January, some of our readers will only be cranking up the snow blower. If you are putting your bike up for the winter, there are a few things you should know if this is your first time. A little bit of work now will make next spring’s riding season a lot easier.

First off, find a storage location. While your first thought might be your bedroom, your spouse might not appreciate that (if they do, treasure them). The second best location then would be a climate controlled garage.… Read the rest

Scenic Fall Road Trips

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Mother Nature puts on quite a show this time of year. The changing colors make for beautiful scenery, but also serve as a reminder that, in some parts of the country, riding season is coming to an end. Get out there and experience a great fall road trip, before it’s time to let your motorcycle hibernate. Here are five solid recommendations.

Route 112, NH

The classic foliage road in the classic leaf peeping state. The 56 miles of east/west highway wind through the White Mountain National Forest. The views are long, offering sloping tree-covered hills, while the highway’s plenty of viewpoints and excellent road maintenance make this a biker’s dream.… Read the rest