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So, Valentine’s Day is here and the only relationship you’re in is with your bike… (sad trombone noise) so what! Treat your bike like a star on this Hallmark holiday and enjoy a little romance along with the rest of America. Not every relationship is the same and it can be tough to suss out the perfect thing to do, so Clymer is here to help.YOU JUST GOT TOGETHER
A new romance can be a very exciting time, but it’s also the time to set the course for how the rest of the relationship will go. If you go too big on the first Valentine’s Day, you’re setting a precedent for the future.… Read the rest
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
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
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
We’d like to say that this article covers all the changes for the 2018 BMW motorcycle model year, but BMW has been known to keep a few cards to themselves and sometimes even take some back. What we can say is that, as of now, this is what we know about the 2018 BMW motorcycle lineup. Most of the changes announced affect the 2018 BMW R1200 series sport bike, with a few other model changes for good measure.2018 BMW R1200GS & R1200GSA
Both models feature new auxiliary LED lighting, but the GSA – “A” is for Adventure – gets a host of optional equipment choices.… Read the rest
On Saturday, October 21st, there will an event in Scottsdale called Bikers for Boobies. It is a charity motorcycle ride which is intended to raise money for breast cancer. It is the biggest bike ride in the Valley and it helps a worthy cause. This charity event was started 9 years ago. The president of bikers for boobies, Shelly Martin, wanted to create something to help women with breast cancer. Since bikers for boobies was created, it has provided charitable donations to multiple breast cancer organizations and has been able to provide 20 mammograms. In 2014, over $60,000 was raised for local breast cancer organizations.… Read the rest
Some might consider one hand tool or another to be the most important in the toolbox, but it’s more likely that neither of the two most important tools you can have would fit there. Of course, we’re talking about your brain and a repair manual – both would get dirty or damaged in the average DIY toolbox. The reason we say this is because no matter what tools you own or what mechanical aptitude you have, you can’t really fix your Honda without the specific information only a Honda repair manual can provide. Without a repair manual, at best, you might waste some time or break something.… Read the rest
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