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CLYMER MANUALS BMW R50 R60 R69 MOTORCYCLE SERVICE SHOP RESTORATION MANUAL VIDEO

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Clymer Manuals BMW R50 R 60 R69 1955-1969 motorcycle service manual written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. Unlike OEM “factory” manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically for the first time user. The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today. What’s in your toolbox?

Clymer Manuals motorcycle service manual for maintenance, troubleshooting & repair on your BMW R50 R60 R69 model motorcycle. From the basics like changing the oil & filter to complete engine overhaul. More detailed than the OEM not as a free download pdf or Haynes & written for the average Joe.… Read the rest

Video: The Best Motorcycle Helmets of 2017

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As we ring in the new year, this video looks back at 2017 and lists the best motorcycle helmets of the year. Do you need a new helmet? Even if you have never crashed in it, or even dropped it, if it is nearing ten years old it is time to replace it. And ten years is for helmets that don’t see much use and get stored out of the weather and sun. If you use yours all the time, five years is a long time, and the energy absorbing foam may no longer be at its best.

Revzilla Picks the Best Motorcycle Helmets of 2017

Most people don’t have the luxury of being able to try on every motorcycle helmet available this year, and take it for a test ride to find their best helmet.… Read the rest

Riding in the rain

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Hey welcome to weekly rides! It’s Reuben! Weekly rides with Reuben are uploaded every Wednesday and they’re a random collection of motorcycle reviews, motorcycle adventures and life on two wheels.

Today we’re on a Triumph Bonneville, back on the old Bonnie and today’s topic is gonna be riding in the rain! Suitable topic for a bike that’s built in the U.K. right? All our British fans can chime in about how it rains there all the time. You know we get rain pretty often here in the Carolinas as well and riding in the rain brings its own set of challenges, so we’re gonna hop aboard the Bonnie here!… Read the rest

Best Motorcycle Rain Gear

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This video from FortNine is a great guide to the best Motorcycling rain gear.

Here is the transcript if you want to read through it again or print it.  Thank you Fort Nine 

I’m Ryan Fortnine and this is how I gear up for rainy weather. Now I ride in mesh pants year-round and in my side case, I keep icons PDX rain bib. Now this set-up gives me a whole lot of range for my money, because I have mesh for the summer, rain pants for the rain, and then when it gets cold in the fall or the spring, I layer up with the rain pants again to stay warm.… Read the rest

Beginners Guide on How to Ride a Motorcycle – Video

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This video is a beginners guide to riding motorcycles. It gives information on motorcycle gear, basic controls, how to get on the bike, riding, shifting, steering and braking. All things you should know before starting to ride a motorcycle. Safety is of prime importance when riding so its a good idea to find a qualified instructor before heading out on the raod.

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The Latest in Motorcycle Helmet Design

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There seems to be this constant debate between motorcycle helmet advocates and riders who would rather not wear them. Even in the states that require helmets, there are plenty of riders who refuse to put them on. On the other hand, even if the rest of the country, were motorcycle helmet use isn’t mandated, there are plenty of riders who choose to wear them.

That is not what this article is about, and we’re not going to push you into wearing or not wearing them, though the statistics seem convincing that motorcycle helmet use is the safer option. What if your motorcycle helmet did more than just protect your head in case of an accident?… Read the rest

Motorcycle Boot Basics

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Because riding exposes you to the elements and certain dangers, motorcycle riding gear is quite a bit more intensive than driving a car or truck, which isn’t to say that we haven’t seen – nor unsee – drivers, riders, and passengers with none at all. Now, you could put on a jacket, gloves, boots, and helmet, and ride to your heart’s content. On the other hand, if you want to be comfortable and protected, motorcycle-specific riding gear is an absolute must.

Some riding gear is obviously riding gear, such as gloves with carbon-fiber knuckle protection or certain off-road motorcycle boots. On the other hand, some gear is designed to look and feel like everyday wear, so some people wonder, “Why spend the extra money on a glorified leather work boot?”

Interestingly, while a typical heavy work boot and motorcycle boot have some things in common, they are not built with the same requirements in mind.… Read the rest

How New Motorcycle Legislation Might Affect Your Future Ride

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As in most sectors, motorcycle legislation is changing all the time. Many riders simply roll with the changes, while others would like to see them implemented slower or not at all.

Europe Sets the Standard

With over eight million registered motorcycles in the US, sometimes we forget that we’re not first in the world when it comes to two-wheel revolution. Indeed, what spirit of freedom and rebellion would there be if it was the other way around, 256 million bikes and just 8 million cars?

That’s why looking to the EU and other parts of the world can give us a good idea of where motorcycle legislation is going.… Read the rest