Adjusting The Headlights Of Your Car

Those are simply the headlights of your car. It is actually a lamp. And just by the name itself, it is located in the head or the front end of your vehicle. Of course, these have been mounted there not just for aesthetic purposes but also for functional purposes

A Peep At The 2007 Nissan Quest

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Honda Fit: Made To Fit Lifestyles

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Types Of Scooters – Know The Importance Of Electric Scooters

The various types of scooters, hitherto, available in the market are widely accepted mode of transportation that offers smooth.

Jaguar XK: Powerfully Elegant

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Sabtu, 30 Juni 2012

Harley Davidson Motorcycle For Sale For 2007

Harley’s continuing commitment to produce true-blooded American motorcycles has produced several models for 2007. Starting off with the Harley-Davidson Sportster. The Harley-Davidson Sportster has 8 models. The Sportster is the least expensive among the Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The XL 883 Sportster is the cheapest starting at $6,595 – 7,990. The lower version, the XL 884 Sportster Low is priced between $6,995 – 8,390. Next is the XL 883 Custom which is priced between $7,795 – 9,555. The fourth Sportster is the XL 883 R. This is one exciting Harley-Davidson model with price from $7,795 – 9,090. The bigger XL1200 Custom is priced much higher are 9,695 – $11,470. The XL 1200 Roadster on the other hand has a tag price of $8,695 – 10,090, The lower version of the XL 1200 Roadster, the XL 1200 Low is sold at $9,495 – 11,100. And finally, the model that celebrates that 50 years of conquering the road, the XL 50 is priced at $9,795 10,830. A much higher model, the Dyna, has 5 versions. First is the FDX Super Glide with tag price ranging from $12,395 – 14,785. The FXDC is priced at $14,645 – 16,135. The mid-range Dya, the FXDB is priced a from $13,595 – 14,785. Next on the list is the FXDL Low Rider which is sold at $15,795 - 17,765. Finally, the FXDWG Wide Glide is sold at $16,795 – 18,765. The mid-range Softtail is offered with 8 model-lineup. It starts with the FXST Standard with a price ranges from $14,995 – 16,810. The next one is the FXSTB Night Train at $15,895 – 19,385. The FXSTC Custom is priced between $16,895 to 18,485. The FXSTD Duece is priced at $17,345 – 18,865. The Fat Boy is between $17,095 to 18,980. The FLSTN Deluxe has a tag price of $17,345 – 19,315. The FLSTSC Springer is priced at $17,545 – 19,515. The Classic version ot the FLSTC is priced at $17,820 – 20,015. The other Harley-Davidson models are as follows: VRSC VRSC V-Rod$16,495 – 18,775 VRSCD Night Rod$14,995 – 19,050 VRSCDX Night Rod Special$16,495 – 17,210 VRSCX$19,995 – 21,205 VRSCR Street Rod$15,495 – 16,495 Touring Touring FLHR Road King$17,345 – 19,265 Touring FLHRS Road King Custom$17,525 – 19,075 Touring FLHRC Road King Classic$17,695 – 19,565 Touring FLH Street Glide$18,295 – 19,935 Touring FLTR Road Glide$17,695 – 19,335 Touring FLHT Electra Glide Standard$19,095 – 17,935 Touring FLHTC Electra Glide Classic$18,095 – 20,205 Touring FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide$20,185 – 22,545 Prices are based from the Harley-Davidson official website.

Jumat, 29 Juni 2012

Go-Kart, an Italian passion

With the recent success of Ducati Corse in the World Motorcycle category "Moto GP", engines made in Italy have shown, together with the "custom" Ferrari, to be designed to be regarded as leaders around the globe. Indeed, a bit like in all other areas, the Italian manufacturing presents as well as a high quality product also the passion and determination that distinguishes us in achieving excellence and objectives. In this regard, even in Go-Kart production Italian companies are moving and promoting all over the world, thanks to a great go-kart production using the best engines, components and accessories. But perhaps this fascinating world of competition with mini-cars, called Kart or Go-Kart, is not well known and less popular because of the two sports quoted above: motorcycle and Formula One. Indeed, karting is the simplest form of motorsports run with small cars with essential shape: tubular steel frame without suspension, wheels and engine. The sport, just for fun transmitting in goal, was born as a hobby but now is a step "almost mandatory" for those who wish to embark on a career as a professional pilot. Not surprisingly, the latest F1 exited from its "breeding garden" of the go-kart (Schumacher, Senna, Prost, Alonso, just to name a few). The kart was born in America, as often happens, for economic motivations in 1956 where cars race became increasingly expensive and the number of participants (and especially the audience) was so narrow to seek alternatives. In these terms, the Karting was the dowry of remedy, at least in some respects, this situation by proposing solutions extremely funny but also economic and accessible to all fans of engines. In Italy the phenomenon develops and explodes in the early '70s where simple manual constructions moved towards specialization of some companies in the production and sales of Go-Kart competition. The first racetracks were born and passion spreads quickly from young to older who do not disdain the emotions that only a sports car like the Go-Kart can feel. Recently Kart manufacturers have always researched and developed new solutions, improving each component of competition mini-cars with high technology spare parts able to greatly improve the performance and consistency of the same in sports and competition areas. Finally we have only to indulge in this passion with friends and colleagues in breathtaking races, perhaps without exaggerating for the weak of heart.

Kamis, 28 Juni 2012

Get To Know Your Mini Moto - Part IIII

In the last part of the Get To Know Your Mini Moto series, I will explain how further components of the mini moto contribute to this great little machines. Throttle The throttle on your new mini moto is a 'twist grip' style throttle. When you twist the throttle the throttle cable is pulled back revving the engine. It is important to keep this cable free from obstacles and clean. If the throttle begins to feel 'loose' of 'gives', the tension of the cable can be adjusted via the adjusting screw. Brakes The brake system comprises of brake levers, brake cables, brake calipers and brake discs. The brakes on your mini moto are operated by levers found on the handle bars. The right hand brake controls the front brake, and the left controls the back brake. Pulling on the handle pulls the brake cable which in turn pulls the lever located on the bake caliper. This action pushes the brake discs towards each other. This creates friction on the brake disc which slows down or stops the bike. The brakes can be adjusted in the following ways. The brake cable can be tensioned using the adjustment screw found on the brake lever. Unscrew the locking nut; twist the screw to reach the desired tension. Re screw the locking nut. This is a two person job. Adjust the screw on the hand brake so that is at the end of its travel. Undo the clamp that holds the brake cable on the lever located on the brake caliper. One person needs to push the lever forward as far as it will, the second person needs to pull back on the brake cable and re fasten the clamp. The crake cable will now be highly tensioned. Pull Start To start the mini moto pull slowly to turn the fly wheel. This pumps some fuel around the engine, which lubricates the moving parts. Pull the pull start firmly in order to start the engine. Important, do not pull the cord to the end of its run as it can break. If the mini moto does not start check the choke and the throttle cable. Choke The choke controls the amount of air that is allowed into the air/fuel mix. The choke is adjusted via a lever located on the side and back of the engine. The choke is off when the lever is down, and on when the lever is up. When you start the mini moto the choke should be on, when the mini moto is warm and ready to ride the choke needs to be off. Carburetor It is recommended that any adjustments to the carburetor are made by a professional. The carburetor pumps and mixes the fuel and air. The small diaphragms, orifices and ports mix the air and fuel very precisely, this process demands clean fresh fuel. Jet The jet can be adjusted by the screw located in the access hole to the right of the choke lever. The jet is adjusted by the manufacture however the conditions of where you wish to ride may be different, which means that you will need to make adjustments. Turning the screw clockwise will make the bike run with a leaner mixture, and counter clockwise will richen the mixture. Only adjust the screw 1 tern at a time and then test the mini moto, this is trail and error. Please note that it is best to find the optimum setting for performance and then run a slightly richer mixture as a mix that is too lean can seize the engine.

Rabu, 27 Juni 2012

Get To Know Your Mini Moto - Part III

This article explains some of the components that contribute to the make-up of the remarkable piece of engineering called the mini moto. Take a read through and discover how each component plays its part. Air Filter Your new mini moto is equipped with an air filter. Some bikes such as the B1 Origami rep liquid cooled and the Mini Dirt bike have a 'cone' style K and N style air filter. The 2005 mk2 mini moto and the B1 Origami Replica air cooled bikes have a standard mini moto air filter. Both air filters purify the intake of air that is sucked into the carburetor. This means that the air filter should be cleaned regularly as the mini moto's performance can begin to suffer as the engine can become starved of air if the air filter is choked with debris. To reach the air filter, remove the bikes bottom fairing, remove the protective cover by unscrewing the holding screws. Clean the air filter in petrol but make sure that the filter is dry before reattaching to you mini moto. Tires The tires on your mini moto are filled with air (pneumatic). Please consult your mini moto handbook for the appropriate psi. It is important to check the tire pressure regularly, an under inflated tire will affect the performance of your mini moto, acceleration can become sluggish and cornering can become dangerous. Chain Before riding your mini moto you need to make sure that the front and back sprockets are aligned and that the chain is perfectly straight running between them. Once you have established this make sure that the chain is tensioned correctly (please see your mini moto handbook). To test the tension of the chain you can manually push the pocket bike, if you hear a 'pinging' or 'popping' sound the chain is too loose. If the chain is noisy and starts to bind the chain is too tight. Make sure that the chain is well oiled. The chain needs to be oiled before every ride. Gearing The gearing of you mini moto is dictated by the number of the teeth on the front sprocket and on the back sprocket. The sprockets can be changed as an easy way to manipulate top end speed and acceleration, quite like changing gear on a mountain bike. A front sprocket with more teeth will improve acceleration; however the top end speed will be reduced. A larger rear sprocket will produce a higher top speed but acceleration will suffer. The gearing on your bike can be adjusted in accordance for the track you are intending to ride i.e. a small track with a lot of bends will suit gearing for improved acceleration, however a track with long straights will require a mini moto that is geared for a higher top speed.

Selasa, 26 Juni 2012

Get To Know Your Mini Moto - Part II

The second part of Get To Know Your Mini Moto will delve further into the many components that contribute to a mini moto, namely the clutch and spark plug, and explain how each plays its part in these remarkable machines. Clutch The mini moto uses a centrifugal clutch to power the drive the sprocket, which in turn drives the back wheel of your mini moto. When you start your mini moto the clutch spins as the engine ticks over. The clutch is engaged when you pull back on the throttle. The increase in speed of revolution of the clutch makes the clutch expand and grip the inside of the clutch bell which turns the sprocket that drives the back wheel of your pocket bike. The clutch can be set up in different ways depending on the type of performance that you want from your minimoto. Adjustable clutches are not standard on mini moto's but an after market Polani or Blata style adjustable clutch can be used in your new mini moto. These allow the rider to adjust the mini moto's set up in according to their preference. Setting the clutch to engage too late when the engine has built up too much power may cause the clutch to slip and never fully engage. This can result in excessive wearing. However setting the clutch to engage too early, before the power has built up in the engine can cause your pocket bike to 'bog down', resulting in slow acceleration. The perfect set up is to get the clutch to engage just as the engine has built enough power to rocket the mini moto away, but without making the clutch slip, this is achievable through trial and error. Spark Plug Making sure that your spark plug is fresh is important in a two stroke mini moto engine. You can tell a lot from the color of the spark plug. The top part of your spark plug is covered in ceramic insulator which, when brand new is white. This part of the spark plug can change color according to how your engine is running. The plug should appear as a nice tan color when the engine is running perfectly, this indicates complete combustion. A grayish or white color indicates that the engine is running too lean which can result in engine damage. In this case you should clean and check your fuel system for any obstruction, check your fuel mixture, check for loose intake manifold bolts and carburetor mounting leeks, faulty gaskets and leaking crank seals. Anywhere that your engine could potentially leek and suck in fresh air can be the source of a lean condition. A blackened or oily spark plug indicates improper combustion and is the result of running too rich. This can be caused by too much oil in the mixture or the spark plug could be faulty and misfiring. Check the fuel mixture and replace the spark plug.

Senin, 25 Juni 2012

Get To Know Your Mini Moto - Part I

The Mini Moto is a small scale replica of the World Super Bikes used by the likes of Valentino Rossi and ex champion Carl Fogarty. The Mini Moto comes equipped with either a two stroke air or water cooled engine which are, depending on the model, capable of speeds of up to 60Mph. But how much do you know your mini moto? In this part I will underline the finer points of the components that make these speeds possible. The Two Stroke Engine The two stroke engine produces more hp per pound than the four stroke engine. The two stroke engine consists of three moving parts, the piston, the rod and the crank. The piston acts as valve that opens and closes the intake and exhaust ports that are located on the walls of the cylinder. Unlike the four stroke engine that fires only every other time of the pistons movement, the two stoke engine fires every time the piston reaches the top of its travel. This means that the time spent generating power is doubled in the two stroke engine than that of the four stroke engine, as there is no engine coasting during passive cycles. This is the main reason that the two stroke engine can rev more highly and produce more power (for its size) that the four stroke. Fuel The two stroke engine needs to be run on a mixture of petrol and two stroke oil. This is so that the engine is kept lubricated whilst in use. 99% of all starting problems are caused by fuel problems. These can stem from bad or old fuel and improperly mixed fuel (please see mixing chart). Do not use fuels that contain alcohol, as the can cause you bike to run 'lean'. Be advised some racing fuels contain alcohol and are best avoided... We recommend that you use normal petrol for a garage and quality two stroke oil. A mixture that is too lean i.e. not enough two stroke oil can damage your mini moto's engine as the moving parts are not properly lubricated. This can cause the engine to seize. However a mixture that is too rich can choke the engine and affect the performance and cause starting problems. You can tell if your mini moto is running too richly by the plumes of white smoke coming out of the exhaust and the lack of performance. A rich mixture (25:1) is needed to lubricate the engine during the 'run in' period; you may experience a lack of performance during this period. The pocket bike may run more slowly and acceleration can be sluggish, however when you change to a mixture of 50:1 you will really notice a difference. The leaner mix ignites in the combustion chamber faster and with a more explosive force than the richer mix. This means higher revs which mean more power and acceleration. We recommend that a fuel mixture of 25:1 is used to 'run in' you mini moto, and a mixture of 50:1 is used thereafter. 'Running in' Your mini moto should be 'run in' for the first 3-4 tanks of fuel. During this period we recommend that you use a fuel mixture of 25:1. This means a mixture that is made up of 25 parts petrol to 1 part of two stroke oil. During the 'running in' period be careful to not rev the engine to its maximum as this can damage the engine. The 'running in' period will allow the moving parts to become well oiled and the clutch and brakes to 'bed' themselves in. After you have run the minimoto on this fuel mixture for 3-4 tanks, check the chain and tighten accordingly, check the tire pressure, tighten the bolts on the brakes, forks and wheels. You may also need to readjust the throttle settings to allow for the higher revs that changing to a leaner fuel mix produces. The bike should now be ready for a fuel mixture of 50:1.

Minggu, 24 Juni 2012

German Motorcycle Helmets have a long history

The motorcycle was first developed for every day use in the military during WWII. Along with this development came a lot of the motorcycle gear and motorcycle apparel that enthusiasts still use to this day. One of these style are the German motorcycle helmets. Fashioned after World War One and World War Two German Army battle helmets, the German motorcycle helmets do not stray far from the original design. There have been other helmet designs based on the original German motorcycle helmet, but this style remains true throughout time. Being one of the most popular styles today as a motorcycle helmet, the German motorcycle helmet was once only available as a novelty item. It was something to set the extraordinary motorcycle rider apart from the rest of the crowd. Today, there are German motorcycle helmets, that have been approved by the D.O.T. for use in motorcycle riding. There are no face shields for these types of helmet. They look a lot like the half shell of a turtle. The only other part that sets it apart from a turtle shell are it's colors and the chin strap. Black is a very popular color. Pink German motorcycle helmets can be purchased for the female motorcycle rider as well. Chrome German motorcycle helmets are available and add a certain flair to the helmet. Carbon fiber German motorcycle helmets are very durable and have a resilience like no other. They can be covered with leather to give them a smooth and semi-glossy finish, as opposed to the shiny black that carbon fiber offers. These can also be adorned with flat black flames that offset the glossy black of the helmet. When you are measuring for the size of a German motorcycle helmet, use a cloth tape measure. Consider having someone help you to do the measuring. This will ensure that you obtain an accurate measurement. Placing the tape measure about one inch above the eyebrows, and calculating the circumference of your head is the best way to find out the size that you would need. If the measurement falls between two sizes, choose the smaller size. Remember that the chin strap will also help adjust the fit for you as well. As there are no face shields to the German motorcycle helmet, the motorcycle rider might want to purchase some motorcycle eye protection for their apparel. This is an absolute must on long road trips. The more popular options are yellow, gray, or clear blue tinted goggles. These use a strap around your head and are even more securely fastened in place by the chin strap feature of the German motorcycle helmets. Whether you prefer leather, carbon fiber, chrome, or simply flat black flames, there is a German motorcycle helmet right for you. The sizes are plentiful, and the originality of the style ensures that you remain a part of motorcycle riding's great history. Purchase one today, and be sure to make the right call and buy the eye protection right for you.

Sabtu, 23 Juni 2012

Gas Scooters Safety Rules For Staying Alive!

Gas motor scooters are often thought of as toys, innocent and cheap fun. But it's exactly that type of thinking that can get a gas scooter driver into deep trouble. First and foremost scooters are motor vehicles just like motorcycles and automobiles. They share the road with other cars and trucks and are subject to similar laws and regulations. And although they are an object of desire for many they can be dangerous for the unexperienced or unprepared. As a general rule gas powered scooters are regulated by state laws as either motorcycles or mopeds and are subject to similar regulations as these other motor vehicles. By staying alert and using caution many accidents can be avoided. Most accidents arise due to carelessness. By paying attention to what is going on around you and what other drivers are doing you can feel relatively safe out on the highway. There are two things that cause the majority of accidents, speeding and following too closely to the vehicle ahead. Driving safely is all about giving other drivers enough reaction time. If another driver wants to change into your lane directly in front of you it may cause you to lose control if you are speeding and haven't enough time to react. Without enough time to slow down this maneuver by the other driver may require you to move into another lane to avoid him. This can affect other drivers in other lanes which is the beginning of many accidents. Another major mistake that many gas scooter drivers make is following too closely. When the person ahead of you suddenly slams on the brakes you need enough time to slow down comfortably. Ramming into the back of someone's car is not what you want to do, especially when you are driving a small scooter without any protection around you. By following the speed limits and giving yourself enough room to slow down if something unexpected should happen in front of you most accidents can be prevented. The third problem arises when gas powered scooters are purchased for use by children and teenagers who do not even possess a valid driver's license. Drivers with licenses may not be any safer on the road than unlicensed drivers, but at least they have had some training and experience behind the wheel of a car. Children and teenagers without any training can be an accident waiting to happen when it comes to motor scooters. Without any experience or training children and young teenagers can quickly find themselves in positions that experienced drivers normally would not. Kids have been known to throw caution into the wind, darting in and out of traffic without a clue as to the dangers. On gas scooters that are so small they can't be seen well by other drivers, and without much driving experience or training, kids will pose a hazard to both themselves and the other motorists they come in contact with. Parents should be strongly cautioned to have their children receive the proper amount of training on their gas power scooters before they are allowed onto the busy city streets. Find a deserted road and put them through a training session. The life a parent saves may be his own children's. Only after a parent feels comfortable with his child's driving skills should they allow the child onto the busier streets. By making sure that our children know the safety rules of the road we are decreasing their chances of being involved in a serious accident. Before we can legally drive a car on the highway we must all pass certain tests. Why should it be any different for younger kids? Gas or electric scooters are wonderful little vehicles that are fun to drive, cheap to buy and are very handy for traveling short distances around the neighborhood to perform errands. They usually have larger storage room than a motorcycle and are very inexpensive to operate. There are many reasons for owning a gas scooter, but in the hands of the untrained and inexperienced they can be deadly. The ATV, go carts, dirt bikes and mini bikes are other vehicles that are often owned and operated by younger drivers. But they are usually not seen on the city streets as scooters are. Go karts are typically driven on tracks specifically designed for the go cart. And the mini bike, dirt bike or ATVs are typically driven off road. These other vehicles avoid many of the dangers that scooter drivers must face, namely traffic on the busy highway. Gas scooters are quite popular these days, especially among the younger market who are too young to drive cars yet. Without proper training for these kids it opens the door to possible serious accidents. As the worldwide popularity of gas scooters grows we need to make sure that people's awareness of driving and safety regulations keeps pace, especially among the kids that have no previous drivers experience. Kids often think of gas scooters as toys, not as potentially dangerous vehicles. But a scooter is not a toy. It is a motor vehicle that is subject to certain laws and regulations. People need to be aware of the potential scooter dangers and remain alert while driving at all times. They should not drive erratically, but be predictable and courteous to other drivers on the road. They should follow the speed limits and remain a safe distance behind other vehicles. Kids should receive proper training before being allowed on the busier streets. By taking these few safety precautions we can help ensure a fun safe driving experience for all.

Jumat, 22 Juni 2012

Finding Automotive Help

Good news for motorists when things go bad is that an elite program for automotive repair facilities, founded by the group that certifies auto technicians, marks its tenth year. The Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program (BSRP) was founded to specifically recognize those businesses with the highest commitment to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)'s goals. Businesses must have at least 75 percent of their repair personnel ASE certified in each area of service offered and submit to an annual review. In addition to looking for a repair shop with certified technicians, ASE recommends that consumers start shopping for a repair facility beforeÊthey need one; look for a well-organized facility, with vehicles in the parking lot equal in value toÊtheir own, and modern equipment in the service bays; and look for policies on estimated repair costs, diagnostic fees, guarantees, and methods of payment. There are some 1,500 such BSRP facilities, including repair shops, parts establishments and support businesses. They're committed to professional excellence and communicating quality to consumers. These shops post an ASE sign and often display distinctive BSRP items, including a wall plaque, posters, customer handouts and window decals. The technicians wear blue and white ASE shoulder insignia.

Kamis, 21 Juni 2012

Electric Scooters and Where to Find them and other Motorcycles

Because of the web, access to a whole heap of scooter details can give you guidance on any number of great many products, say you require a specific product, lets say a vespa et4, you may be wiser looking in a motorcycling or scooter portal, these websites will contain particular categories so locating a vintage scooter, mini scooter or possibly a powered scooter should not be a problem. A great many sites will contain specific sectors focused on scooters, if you desire a push scooter or a sea scooter you just locate the most appropriate scooter section. You might also consider that a town book store may possibly be an obvious place to obtain guidance aimed at scooter products, internet availability might often cause us to ignore the numerous other motorcycling resources which are currently freely available to all of us, take advantage of such sources of good scooter data, prime scooter merchandise info may quite often be difficult to locate. Now if you should happen to seek advice on cushman scooters it could possibly be better to use the info in a scooter directory in order to make contact with a scooter supplier, if you then do this you will clearly get a fair amount of scooter guidance for free. A few scooters may not end up being that easy to get, say you want to purchase jazzy scooters it might mean that you might have to buy your product via scooter manufacturer, even the top sites can't instantly solve every scooter shoppers needs but most motorcycling items can be purchased somehow. Say you are actually looking for itailian vespas or battery powered bikes, it is obvious that these type of products might not be currently available on too many sites, be sure that you employ your PC bookmark function when you make this sort of scooter targeted internet research, your useful info must be treated with the greatest of care. For the most part motorcycling research can easily lead you to far too many scooter items, a good number of scooter sites will often have a ton of products, this may often be remarkably overwhelming, itailian vespas, dolphin scooters, so many items to choose from, it might then be difficult to select which item to buy. Most motorcycle info with the assistance of the net can be sourced in the United States, Australia and a whole host of countries, motorcycling directories ought to give the details of globally based scooter sites so obtaining scooters from your global area is quicker and more effortless than in days gone by. A wide range of scooter related searches might possibly have led you to a scooter or motorcycling targeted directory, queries like "deals on itailian vespas" or "write ups on 50cc yamaha scooters", the real trick with any motorcycling portal is to navigate directly to the website menu, if you take this advice you should hopefully not be side tracked by scooter articles which are about an area of scooters that is not applicable.

Rabu, 20 Juni 2012

Electric Scooters - A Thrilling Ride for All Ages!

Looking for some new excitement in your life? Want to find it cheap? Imagine the adrenalin rush you’re going to experience behind the handlebars of an electric scooter. Electric scooters are exhilarating. Get your heart pumping with an electric motor scooter. Take a joy ride and find out first hand how much fun electric scooters can be. Worried about the high price you’re paying for gasoline? Eliminate your money worries by traveling around town on a fun electric or gas motor scooter. Go weeks without adding gas to your tank. Or better yet, get an electric motor scooter and never add gas at all. In addition, most scooters are compact enough to be stored in a small place such as in a closet or in a public transportation compartment. Electric powered scooters range in size from mini to full-size and boast an assortment of speed options. Travel at a safe 15 mph or find fast gas or electric power scooters that will get your heart pumping with excitement. Electric motor scooters also come in an assortment of fun colors and optional features. Stand up or sit down, it’s your choice. Plus, choose between the more popular 2 wheel electric powered scooter or locate a 3 wheel model. When looking for a vehicle to get around town in there are certain considerations that you have to keep in mind. How expensive is the transportation? What kind of gas mileage does it get? Is it easy to find a spot to park it? And most of all, is it fun to drive? When it comes to gas motor scooters or electric power scooters the answers are positive to all of the above. The initial expense is minimal, even less than $100 for many models. Gas motor scooters will go 50 miles on a gallon of gas or more and an electric power scooter will never need a fill-up ever. Plus, it’s easy to find a parking spot because they are so compact. You can even take it into your office with you and park it in a closet or under a desk. It’s just that simple because many models are foldable. That’s right, they are made for folding. But of course the best part is that they are fun to drive. And that’s the truth. If you’ve never been behind the handlebars of one of the many gas or

Selasa, 19 Juni 2012

Eight Reasons to Build Your Own Chopper or Kit Bike

Copyright 2006 Tyler Powers Choppers are great fun to ride, and if you want to build one it can be an amazing and rewarding experience. You can buy one from a former owner or from a custom motorcycle builder. Here are eight reasons to build your own custom chopper or kit bike: 1. Kit bikes are easy to build compared to a "start from scratch" chopper. You start with a rolling chassis and go from there. You are only committing to the frame, motor and front end when you go with a kit bike. If you have never built a motorcycle before, the kit bike is the way to start and then later build a scratch chopper. You'll end up with a classy ride you love even when you begin with a kit. 2. The customization is entirely up to you. You choose the accessories and features for your motorcycle and the end product won't be like every other bike on the road! 3. The experience is a great reason to build. Not only will you learn about motorcycle design, balancing and ergonomics, you will know how every single part in the motorcycle works and be able to perform repairs easily. 4. The chopper you build, whether from a kit or from scratch, will fit you and your personal needs. If you love suicide shifts, you can have it. If you want a lower profile for easy balance when stopped, you can design that right into the motorcycle. Ladies, especially, love the custom motorcycle because many petite women don't feel comfortable with a high profile motorcycle, yu can build the motorcycle to suit your body. 5. Building your own chopper is a LOT less expensive than building a built machine. If you design and build your own scoot, you'll get what you want at a fraction of the price a custom builder will charge. After all, you are putting out all the sweat equity yourself! 6. By building your own chopper, you can spread the expense over a period of time rather than having to pay for everything up front. When you buy a showroom motorcycle, whether chopped or not, you have to pay for everything at one time. This often means financing becomes involved and you have to plan for all those payments. If you are already on the road on a stock bike or another chopper, you can perform your build of a new chopper over a period of time, adding parts as you have the money. Sure, this may not be the fast track to having a completed ride, but it can often represent the sensible way to get what you want and have it paid for in full when you first ride out! You'll save tons of money on interest chargers over financing. 7. Bonding with friends and fellow riders is another great reason to build a bike. Usually when you start a build, friends drop by to help and see the progress. This allows quality time to chat and share tips and tricks. Sure, bonding can occur on the road, but it's nice to have some garage time with your buddies. 8. Family members are often more supportive of the motorcycle when you are putting time into it at home yourself. It keeps you at home and the whole family can participate in the project. Even the kids will get excited as the motorcycle comes together!

Senin, 18 Juni 2012

EagleRider Revolutionizes Motorcycle Travel

If you enjoy your independence when you travel or just want to try something different on your next vacation, consider a motorcycle tour. EagleRider, a leading motorcycle rental company, is now paving the way for a revolution in the way enthusiasts travel. EagleRider's self-drive tours are beginning to generate a buzz within the industry as result of their dramatic growth since conception. EagleRider does all the planning and provides all the gear, leaving travelers the freedom to marvel at the scenery and experience the trill of adventure on the road alone or with the company of their own friends and family. More than 100 self-drive tours are available out of every EagleRider location. Companies like EagleRider are springing up everywhere and are more than just motorcycle rental or tour organizations. They are complete travel and concierge service companies tailored for the motorcycle market. EagleRider offers the personal service of an in-house trip planner, with customized itineraries focusing on the most majestic motorcycle touring routes. EagleRider's self-drive tour customers rent a late-model motorcycle, stay at first-rate accommodations and receive a personalized road book designed with everything a rider would need, including mapped routing, restaurant suggestions and interesting stops along the way. Round-the-clock roadside assistance and motorcycle concierge services come standard with an EagleRider rental, and customers can choose to have a GPS navigation system installed with their personal trip routing for ease of travel. "Being able to leave a blustery winter in Omaha, go to Southern California and rent a motorcycle for a ride to Cabo is absolutely wonderful," said Joe Ricketts, chairman and founder of Ameritrade. "EagleRider provides truly great service." Motorcycle travel will never be the same again thanks to companies like EagleRider, who make amazing, hassle-free vacations their priority.

Minggu, 17 Juni 2012

Donning Rider’s Insignia

There are different styles and designs of helmets available in motorcycle stores these days. Colors range from classic solid colors to domineering neon and luminous colors to promote conspicuity. There are also replicas that look like ‘super bike champ wear’. Street motorcycle accessories like helmet are matters of personal taste. In that case, aesthetic side is often chosen over anything else. Anyhow, this has contributed why safety is most of the time overlooked. Whatever the case may be rider’s safety must be the topmost priority. In a study conducted by the NHTSA, DOT National Highway Traffic Safety US Department of Transportation, they have subjected 50 motorcyclists, of varying age and riding experience to a test. They were made to ride along a prescribed test route. Then, they were asked to periodically change lanes and their head to check traffic in the adjacent lane. Afterwards, they were made to change lane in their normal manner. The riders have driven the route three times, full and partial helmet on, and on the third time, without wearing a helmet. The ability to hear surrounding traffic was also altered systematically. The study found out that helmets are not hindrance to motorcyclist’s ability to hear and observe surrounding traffic. In connection with the hearing tests, no significant difference was found in rider's ability to hear traffic, either between helmet types or between helmet and no helmet. Hearing ability, on the other hand, was significantly affected by vehicle speed due to increased wind noise. However, for any given speed, helmets did not diminish nor enhance hearing. In connection with the vision tests, it showed that the minimal amount of the lateral vision (field of view) that is sacrificed by wearing a helmet can be made up by turning the head a little further. Further, the study showed that 19 of the 23 riders who were given the vision tests compensated for helmet use by turning their head a little further before changing lanes. Overall, any negative effect of helmets on rider vision appears to be very minor, especially in comparison to the protection offered by helmets should a crash occur. Arai, Bell, Icon, AGV, Nolan, Thor, Erex, are some of the trusted motorcycle helmet manufacturers in the world. The helmets they are releasing are tested and approved by Snell and DOT. Pick the best helmet for your secured journey. Be guided by your senses…

Sabtu, 16 Juni 2012

Dirt Bikes Which Are Believed Sound For The Environment

Both of these are fairly simple to accomplish, depending upon whether you are paying attention or not, when you ride dirt bikes. Following a few themes in the heat of the instant, however, will land you safely without scares happening anywhere along the trail or in your mind. Go with a 4 stroke dirt bike If you have been considering moving up to a four stroke motor think about the environs and safety as a selling point. When a 2 stroke dirt bike careens up a jump it is prone to explosive bursts of power because of its fuel/oil mixing needs. A 4 stroke motor is a fair bit more sizeable and needs an oil pump to get everything lubed so the power ratios experienced are quite a bit smoother. Finally this gives the ground a bit of a breather because the nobby tires don't throw quite as much dirt and the air takes a breather because the power spikes are more efficient when you ask for the power. From a safety point of view going with a four stroke makes the bike easier to handle as you manage the bike because your more sure that you'll get the power you ask for and not the power that may show up unexpectedly. 4 stroke for the trails The power management aspects of a four stroke engine will help the environment when you are on the trails as well. If you have a fairly good idea of what power you are going to get when you ask for it you can back off and then reestablish it as trail conditions permit. If, for instance, you see a good sized puddle on the trail you could go flying through it at full throttle (which might be fun but environmentally irresponsible) or you could back off a bit and ride around the edges at a responsible speed to reestablish a strong position where the trail is a bit firmer. How much pressure Think about how much pressure you are using in your tires as you hit the trails. What sort of soil or substrate are you going to be riding on that particular day? Just because they call them dirt bikes doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to be riding on dirt all day every day. Now does it? If you are heading out to the sand dunes consider your tire pressure before during and after you ride that day. Reducing the pressure for that day may make the riding better for that day, but what about the nest day when you head for a firmer substrate? If you don’t stay on top of where and when you are riding you will not only destroy your tires but spend more on gas and send more pollutants into the air. Check out the gear Sure you want to look dope on the bike but safety is a good thing to. There is little use in looking good when you ride if the only person that is going to enjoy how you look is the ER nurse. When you pad up consider the materials that you are wearing. Polymer products do the job for joints and head nicely but they are after all oil based products. Heck, just about everything is a polymer base these days, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to always use it for safety protection. First, stick with the head gear that works, don’t skimp here or anywhere for that matter. When to look around and think, however, is in the ballistic and extremity areas. Here, think about spun fibers and what they offer instead of going for the hard polymer choice. These products are flexible and can give the protection you need if the right choices are made. The environment will thank you with one karma point.

Jumat, 15 Juni 2012

The Auto Blog: Get to know more about new Auto trends and technologies

The automotive industry is constantly developing at a very rapid pace. New technologies are being introduced one after another. Every aspect of the automobile is continually being improved by automakers, not only to beat the competition but also to provide better vehicles to the consumers. Safety technologies have grown by leaps and bounds. From airbags to intelligent, fully automated, pre-collision warning systems, cars are becoming much safer for passengers and other commuters. In terms of comfort and convenience amenities, automakers are introducing various innovations in climate control, new materials for interiors, space-saving technologies and other significant improvements. The engines of new vehicles are products of intensive research and testing aimed at making auto engines more reliable, durable and efficient. Environmental awareness has also spurred the phenomenal growth of eco-friendly cars and car components. All these technological innovations and advancements contribute to make the vehicles of today and the future safer, better, cleaner and more efficient. Now, car owners can get the latest information about these automotive trends and innovations through Auto Parts Train’s newest offering – The Auto Blog. Conceptualized as the corporate blog of the leading online auto parts retailer in the country today, the Auto Blog is also positioned as an excellent and reliable source of automotive information that truly matters. Although the Auto Blog is primarily targeted at Auto Parts Train’s customers, the topics discussed and the articles posted encompass a wide range of automotive issues that is truly relevant to any car owner.

Kamis, 14 Juni 2012

Checking Your Car’s Tire Pressure

Your car’s tires should have just the right amount of pressure. This may not seem to be a big deal, however, remember that your tires hold a great deal of importance when it comes to your car’s performance. According to automobile experts, your car’s tires should have the right amount of pressure because these serve as the medium between you, your car, and the open road. If you do have underinflated or overinflated tires, you would be experiencing much too many rattles and shakes as you drive your way through various types of roads. Also, tires that are not inflated properly give you a more bumpy ride. They also tend to wear down quickly compared to tires that are inflated just right. Another fact about tires is that when they are overinflated or underinflated, they actually make your car use up much gas. Compared to having a car with tires inflated just right, your car makes use of just the right amount of gas. It even saves you much on your hard-earned dollar for you would not have to spend more on the very high-priced fuel. To check the your tires’ pressure, make sure that you do it when your tires have already cooled down. Keep in mind that tires get more inflated when warm for the air inside expands. Then, you should first remove the cap from the valve on the tire that you are checking. Put in and press a tire gauge hard into the valve and take a look at the given reading. You would know if you have inserted the gauge properly if you hear the sound of escaping air. Then, if you notice that the tire needs more pressure, fill it up. On the other hand, if your car has had just too much pressure, then release the air. You would know the right and recommended air pressure of your tires by checking your car owner’s manual.

Rabu, 13 Juni 2012

The Search For That Trusted Mechanic

It is best to look for that mechanic that you think would and could work on your vehicle best. The search for that trusted mechanic should start not only when you feel like your vehicle may already be experiencing problems. You should start locating that mechanic as soon as you may have thought about buying a car in the first place. You see, a mechanic could assist you out in many deals. Since he or she is considered to be one of the experts when it comes to automobiles, the mechanic could help you out find the right car for you as well as share with you some tips on keeping your car in tiptop shape and at its best condition. Friends could be sources of information on mechanics. You can ask your friends for recommendations on mechanics. Of course, you should ask those who already have cars. Or you can also ask colleagues or even your relatives and family. Those with cars could assist you well for they already do have experiences when dealing with mechanics and the kind of attitude their mechanics might have. Or you can also ask people in your neighborhood about mechanics. They could help you out find a good one. Try to have a list of those mechanics recommended to you and choose those that you think would do the best kind of service and repair for your vehicle. Once you do have a list of mechanics that you can choose from, automobile experts suggest that you visit these mechanics. Check if they do services for your vehicle. You can also ask the Better Business Bureau to see if the shop which the mechanic works on has complaints. You would not surely want to have your car worked on with shops that have complaints filed against them.

Selasa, 12 Juni 2012

Driving On Wet Roads

Summer may be coming soon however there is still a chance of having rain. In fact, rain could fall anytime without your knowing. And sometimes, light rain could turn into a torrential downpour that could leave you cold and miserable while driving on some highway. Rain also is one of the causes of many road accidents. This is mostly because of the road and driving conditions. The roads become slippery. And oftentimes, the rain blurs the visibility of the driver. After a long dry season and the rain starts to fall, be very careful if you are caught on the road. Engine oil and grease has built up on the road during the dry season. Now when these are mixed with the water from rain, it can make the road extremely slick and slippery. When it is starting to rain and you have to travel somewhere, make sure that you start driving with a little time allowance. This is because you would not want to start speeding through the roads in the rain. Also, if you need to brake, make sure that you do it with less force. Sudden or strong braking could lead you to skid and you know what else happens after that. If the rain is pouring harder than you thought it would be and you observe that your visibility is lessened because of the downpour, do not hesitate to turn on your headlights. Added lights could actually help you see the road better and these also assist other motorists to know that you are on the road also. However, do not try to be brave and drive through a great downpour when you simply cannot see the road. Pull over and wait for the rain to subside. There is no harm in doing that. In fact, it could save not only your life but other lives as well.

Senin, 11 Juni 2012

Taking Off The Sticky Bumper Sticker

Remember that bumper sticker you wholeheartedly stuck on your car’s bumper? You know, that one which stated your message blatantly out to the public. You were so emotional about that topic that you wanted the whole world to know what was screaming in your mind. The bumper sticker that you used surely told it all and it did all the work for you. Bumper stickers are stickers that hold a message. It can be attached to the bumper of your car however some people would even attach it on the windows or even on the windshield itself. Oftentimes, these bumper stickers are made of vinyl. When new, these bumper stickers could shout out to the world their message. But through time and through various weather conditions, the sticker’s message could get faded until it is just another black piece of vinyl stuck to your car. One way of removing such stickers is to use penetrating oil. However, there are more easy ways of removing them without harming your bumper or whatever part of your vehicle it is stuck on. Unless you would to replace the auto parts with the bumper sticker with genuine Volvo 960 parts, you can simply spray the sticker with lubricant. Oil could also do. Apply the lubricant and let it soak through for a couple of minutes. Then try to peel it off. If this trick does not work, you can try using a blow dryer. This would lessen the hold of the adhesive of the sticker. From a corner of the sticker, continue to apply heat from the blow dryer and start peeling that corner off. You can use a rubber or plastic spatula or knife. Do not use metal or you can find scratches on the area. Doing this would result to a sticker-free bumper or window or windshield. Wipe away any remains of the sticker with a rag.

Minggu, 10 Juni 2012

Dirt Bikes. Speed in the Dirt

There are various dirt bike competitions like Motocross and various trial events where variants of a large number of dirt bikes compete with each other. An interesting fact to note is that dirt bikes have no number plates. Every year the US Department of Motor Vehicles issues green stickers especially for dirt bikes. Another important fact to take care of is that dirt bikes are not allowed on city streets as they are only allowed to be ridden on off-road tracks. Different Types of Dirt Bikes Some of the bikes that you might see when it comes to dirt bikes are Yamaha YZ, Yamaha WR, Yamaha DT, Honda CRM, Honda CRX, Kawasaki KX, Kawasaki, KLR, and Suzuki RM, amongst various others. Though al these bikes have their own distinctive features they have one thing in common. They are light, strong, and have the ability to handle the roughest of tracks. The Composition of the Dirt Bike Dirt bikes are mainly built of either a two-stroke engine or a four- stroke engine. In a two stroke engine the mixture of oil and gas is ignited in the cylinder, and thus not only does the bike get powered up, but the engine is also lubricated in one go. The four stroke dirt bike engine is like a smaller version of the car engine wherein, the gas is ignited but the oil can also be used again. If you are looking for differences between a normal street bike and dirt bike then you have to look no further than the suspension of the dirt bike. They have a higher ground clearance and not only this; they are much lighter as well. Their tires are also different, and have deep treads in them, so as to; offer them a better amount of traction through, gravel, sand, dirt or mud. Moreover, the engine of the dirt bikes is also placed at a much higher level as compared to normal bikes, to protect it from various obstructions like rocks etc. Also, the gas tank installed in the mid-section offers it a better balance. Choice of a Dirt Bike There is a large amount of difference between what you want and what you really need. The one significant parameter that will determine the kind of dirt bike that you want to buy is dependant on your own skill sets. If you are a beginner it wouldn’t be a good idea for you to buy a mean machine that you have seen speeding its way to glory in a Motocross Race. The purpose of your purchase is also a key determinant of the kind of dirt bike that you purchase. If your objective is to have fun just riding with your friends and going out on trail rides then, you definitely do not want to buy a full blown racer dirt bike. On the other hand if you want to buy the bike, primarily for a racing purpose then you must surely get a true dirt bike racer. End Words Everyone is actually on a budget. Nobody wants to buy a dirt bike that is not within their means. Moreover, if you are on a minimal budget and cannot find a dirt bike to suit your purpose; then it’s best that you tone down your demands a little and think of a middle-weight, slightly used dirt bike. There are times when some of the best buys, in terms of dirt bikes, can turn out to be some of the most underrated bikes that are available in the market. Whatever the bike you buy, it’s important that your objective is to have some fun. Don’t think beyond having an exciting time, riding your bike!

Sabtu, 09 Juni 2012

Dirt Bike Trails

What are dirt bike trails? While dirt bike racing and motocross is normally done on designated tracks that are set out and predefined, dirt bike trails are the equivalent of free ride. In some areas you can just head off to a decent dirt bike trail and ride how you want and where you want. Obviously there are usually some pretty basic rules to try and encourage safe riding and lower the risks of dangerous accidents but if you see a better route, you can take it. There are many different difficulties of dirt bike trails; ranging from beginner trails to difficult trails and if you’re new to trailing then you should start at the very beginning and work your way up as you gain more confidence, skill and exposure. What are trails bikes? Trails bikes are different to other types of dirt bikes, because they are designed for use both on and off road and while the ride on the road can be quite bumpy the bike gives you the perfect way to get you from one trail to the next. Obviously, this compatibility for both road and track means that the bikes are an all-rounder; they are good for roads and good for tracks but not exceptional at either. The freedom that trails bikes and trail racing offers means that trail riding has a massive following and many trail bikers will tell you that it’s the only real dirt bike riding there is. Can anyone try dirt bike trails? Trails are an easily accessible form of dirt bike riding but in order to ride your trail bike on the road you will, of course, need the same license, tax and certificates as you would with a standard road bike. To ride them on a trail, though, this isn’t necessary although some more organized trails will only consider experienced riders so check before you travel. There are many trails all over the world, and in some areas of the world you don’t have to use the predefined trails, but you should always take care when riding anywhere that there may be unseen obstacles or pedestrians. There are groups of people all over the world who travel together to find the best trails and even a cursory glance on the Internet can find a plethora of sites offering details, directions and even rider’s guides to some of the best trails in the world. If you’ve got a bit of money to spare you can sign up to a premium site and get new trails added as and when they are opened or discovered. These have details of some of the more obscure trails in the world sourced by professional die-hard trail bikers.

Jumat, 08 Juni 2012

Dirt Bike Parts

Many advocates of dirt biking will tell you that half the fun of dirt biking is buying a slightly clapped out old 250 and doing it up with new and second hand dirt bike parts until you’ve got as much performance and speed out of it as possible. Obviously, the nature of the dirt biking beast is that you will suffer damage to your bike. A Motocross hurtling 30ft in the air and then crashing back down to earth will cause damage to most bikes. The advantage of dirt biking is that the vehicles themselves are quite simple and you can pick up good parts for little money. Be safe. As with any bike, you should always be careful when buying anything that you intend to trust with your life. Of course not all parts for your bike need to be about performance and the look of your pride and joy will probably be just as important to you as the performance. Be frugal. The parts for your dirt bike don’t need to cost you the earth, the advent of the Internet has brought with it masses of competition for all sorts of items and dirt bike parts are no exception. The problem with the advent of the internet has been the numerous sites that pertain to contain the information you want but are essentially banner farms leading to more banner farms. You should find yourself a trusted dealer, whether online or offline, and if they provide what you’re after then stick with them. Finding dealers you can rely on can be difficult but there are good and reliable sites you can keep using. Seek help. It is important that if you don’t fully understand what you are doing or exactly the parts you are looking for that you get someone with that knowledge to help you. Incorrectly fitting parts or fitting incorrect parts can lead to a bad accident. There is no substitute for safety or knowledge. Summary. A lot of the fun of dirt biking is in the buying and modification of the bike itself. Hunting down second hand parts in good condition and fitting them to your bike. Gaining those extra couple of horse power and then, of course, putting all your hard work to good use. However, you should always be careful when modifying your bike; if you don’t have the necessary knowledge consult someone who does to ensure safety. Dirt bike parts can be easy to come by, and shouldn’t cost you too much, but may make all the difference when you’re riding.

Kamis, 07 Juni 2012

Custom Chopper Kits

Choosing the parts that your custom chopper will be made of can be very confusing, considering the large numbers of custom chopper bike kits available on the market today. Chopper innovators like Biker’s Choice, Phantom Cycle, Paul Yaffe and many more sell chopper-in-a-box kits available for chopper enthusiasts. Thanks to these kits, custom choppers have become quite affordable and are no longer necessarily toys for millionaires or master mechanics. Custom chopper kits provide the future chopper owner with all the instructions and just about every component necessary to create a perfect chopper of ones dreams. Jesse James, famous for his Discovery series “Monster Garage”, offers a Big Book catalogue loaded with individual parts and accessories needed to create a fully custom bike with truly unusual frame configurations and groundbreaking metal sheet parts as seen on his TV show. However, the most exquisite details, such as an unusual tortoiseshell finish of the gas tank, can be obtained in your custom chopper only if you have your chopper built from scratch by Jesse himself. Before you start building your custom chopper you need to ask yourself what kind of chopper are you interested in building. Then you have to set up a budget for parts, labor and inevitable cost overruns. The price of the parts has scared many chopper enthusiasts from building a custom chopper of their own, but if you have exact specifications and the time and skills to invest into the project, then parts can be fairly inexpensive. If you choose the parts for your kit at the lower end spectrum, you will still end up with bike that will look like a Jesse James creation but will still have enough money left to throw a party when your new chopper leaves the garage. When you select the parts for your custom chopper kit, try to use the most genuine parts available on the market within your price range. Sometimes even if you have a beautiful design in-mind, you can end up with poor-looking chopper, due to a lack of attention to detail by different suppliers Complete custom chopper kits typically consists of an engine, chassis kit, exhaust pipes, tires, steel tanks and other metal parts, taillights, various controls, a seat, headlamp and many more. The extras supplied with a chopper kit would vary depending on the brand of chopper chosen. To finish your project, you will need paint and sometimes battery acid. Most chopper kits do not provide mirrors, speedometers or other accessories. These you can buy separately according to your taste. To avoid unpredictable result, experienced chopper builder recommend waiting until you can afford buying all the accessories from one manufacturer. Waiting may not be easy when it comes to building your dream come true. But when you finally complete your custom chopper, you will be really glad you waited.

Rabu, 06 Juni 2012

Complete Guide in Choosing Motorcycle Jackets

Experts choose the best. As much as possible, we want to be choosing the way they do, right? Moreover, we have to know their standards and qualifications. Choosing motorcycle jackets for one can be a taxing process if you do not know where to start and what areas to put special attention to. To expunge confusion from your weary head, here is a complete guide. 1. Material. Motorcycle jackets are either leather or synthetic. The former is the most popular material for jackets. However, synthetic like mesh is now also commonly used specially in hot season. Dupont Cordura, a variety of nylon with a scale going up to roughly 1000 denier, can also be chosen. Leather can lasts up to 30 years. Through the years it has already established an attitude and traditional beat. It is also easy to clean and very affordable compared to synthetic materials. However, it is less conspicuous because it is usually dark. On the other hand, synthetic materials have airflow to allow air to penetrate. Usually, they come in bright colors. Also, they are waterproof, longer and lighter. The drawbacks include being expensive, easily dated, complex to clean and do not last long. 2. Conspicuity. Motorcycle jackets must have the ability to be seen from afar by fellow riders as well as pedestrians. Conspicuity is one of the reasons why motor accidents occur. Failure to see another rider is a fatal defect. To remedy this, riders must wear motorcycle jackets with reflective materials or luminous colors. The use of scotelite can be used to attain a level of conspicuity. 3. Ventilation. Air circulation is essential especially during hot season when the sun can hurt the skin and can make a rider sweaty and uncomfortable. To remedy this, riders can purchase jackets that have ventilation zippers. These zippers are usually found under the armpits. Other ventilation holes are also made to efficiently allow air to circulate. A Velcro or a zipper at the back can provide substantial comfort. Pockets can also be added. 4. Waterproof. A waterproof jacket is a must in riding. Riding knows no weather. Thus, riders are always on the go. Nothing can stop them, even the unsympathetic weather. However, if riders ride with a non-waterproof jacket, their health can be at stake. Moreover, this will keep them from further enjoying rides. Keeping the rider’s jacket waterproof is an approach to avoid illness and to shun being stinky, dirty and less confident. Caveat emptor. Buyers must be wary with the jacket’s materials. A good jacket, according to ‘Wild Heart’ is like your symbol of individuality. Therefore, your choose mirrors your style in particular and personality in general.

Selasa, 05 Juni 2012

Chopper Parts

Few road vehicles look as unique and stunning as Choppers. These customized bikes epitomize all things wild and creative in the bike world. In simple terms, a chopper is a bike, usually a Harley Davidson or Indian, which has several of its parts ‘chopped off’. This is done in order to make the vehicle lighter, easier to maneuver and more eye-catching. Choppers started appearing around World War II, when soldiers returning home desired lighter bikes, like the ones they had used in Europe. In order to get the desired effect, they began removing unwanted parts from their bikes back home, which resulted in the “ birth” of choppers. Over the years, the concept of choppers evolved and was not restricted to only chopping off parts from the vehicle. Several people started customizing their bikes in order to suit their personal tastes. Customized chopper parts soon became a craze and took the market by storm. The most popular chopper parts that bike enthusiasts tend to fiddle around with are the handlebars, wheels and tires. In most choppers, the handlebars are extended to give the rider greater comfort, especially during long road-trips. The wheels are often customized to add that extra bit of style to the bike. While magnesium alloy wheels are growing in popularity, several still prefer the normal spoke wheels. The most exotic of these wheels are the classic 160 and 120 spoke wheels. Tires are another significant feature of choppers. In most cases, the front wheel is narrowed down while the rear one is broadened to provide extra grip and stability. Other popular chopper parts include fuel tanks, body frames, seats and front and rear brakes. Several of these parts can be further customized upon the request of the owner. Before making the purchase, one must make sure the parts are from a genuine dealer and are compatible with the vehicle. Although some of them chopper parts would seem a bit pricey, they definitely serve to highlight the beauty and individuality of these lovely machines.

Senin, 04 Juni 2012

Choosing The Cruiser That's Right For You

Whether you were born to be wild, mild or have a child, there's probably a motorcycle that can fit the way you want to ride. For example, big, beefy cruiser motorcycles-popularized nearly 40 years ago by the cult classic "Easy Rider"-now make up more than half of the on-highway motorcycle market. You don't have to hang with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper to embrace the cruiser lifestyle. Cruisers come in small-to-large displacements and in a vast array of designs. So, with cruisers catering to all types of riders and skill levels, how do you choose your own perfect ride? To thine own self be true. Choose a cruiser that matches your personality. Does the bike reflect your nature? Is it flashy and chrome-coated, with a one-off paint scheme, or is it flat-black, low-slung and flying under the radar? Is it ready for road-trip adventures with a windshield and saddlebags, or is it low, lean and stylish and ready for Main Street? All of these traits help determine your bike's "personality." Suzuki helps in the selection process by making its Boulevard cruiser line available in three "classes": the stylish "S" models, the classic "C" models and the more muscular "M" models. Choose what suits you best! Go high-tech. Loaded with high-tech features that complement your ride, today's cruisers are all about handling and performance. For example, Suzuki's Boulevard engines borrow fuel-injection technology from the championship-winning GSX-R sportbike. When looking at a cruiser, consider characteristics such as engine size and design, suspension components and braking technology. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. As stylish as cruisers are from the factory, no self-respecting buyer would miss a chance to accentuate with accessories such as passenger seats, saddlebags and custom windshields. Showing off your individual style is easy when you're riding a cruiser. Price matters. You don't have to break the bank just to get out and enjoy some time on the road. Cruisers run the full gamut when it comes to cost.

Minggu, 03 Juni 2012

Choosing the Best Radar Detectors for Your Motorcycle

Because of the legal/illegal status of radar detectors in the US market many different models with different functions from different brands have emerged onto the market. Some of these radar detectors are the following: • Radar Screamer. This unit provides immediate warning in order to get the attention of the driver. This enhances the audio warning which is produced by many radar detectors to allow the motorcycle rider to better hear the warning while at constant speed. This is a water proof device and does not depend on any replaceable batteries. • Escort 8500 X50. This is known to be the one of best radar detectors in the market. It offers advanced digital signal processing which can be reprogrammed and will also allow you to customize your detector. This unit can be upgraded. It has a very clever auto sensitivity mode, which automatically lessens false alarms. • HARD (Helmet Assisted Radar Detection). This unit provides an urgent visual alert. The warning can be find inside the helmet, lighting up within your field of vision which allows the immediate awareness of the radar. This is designed as an accessory to all the leading radar detectors, especially designed for motorcycling. • Bel RX65. This is a the fast response device, featuring 'Threat Display' which tracks multiple radar signals and their relative signal strength. This allows you to customize up to 7 options for your specific driving style. Beltronics state that this is their most advanced radar, laser and safety detector. • Cobra XRS9700 Radar Detector. This model is equipped with many features including the 11-Band technology and the SmartMute. This offers three levels of false signal controls which lessen false alerts. • PNI Sensor Traveler II Radar Detector. This is one of the most advanced and user friendly radar detector sold nowadays. This featured bilingual voice alerts - English and Spanish. The PNI Sensor is convenient to use because of it is a cordless device. • Whistler Pro 1730. This features a voice alert and optional mute. • Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-D230. This automatically adjusts the laser background noise which lessens false alarms. This increases the typical scanning process by a factor of three which enables the D230 to catch even Instant-On and POP radar. • Escort Solo II. This features the following: 1. Convenient cordless design uses 2. Uses 2 AA batteries, this maximizes the battery life 3. AutoSensitivity mode virtually eliminates false alarms 4. Long-range protection on all radar bands 5. VG-2 Protection 6. 10 user programmable features 7. High resolution graphic LCD display 8. Built-in earphone jack Most of these radar detectors belong on the top seller lists because of high performance. So, if you have decided to buy a radar detector, you can choose confidently from the above list. But please, before you purchase, check if the use of radar detectors is legal in your states.

Sabtu, 02 Juni 2012

Cheap Electric Scooters

Many brands of electric scooters, that include cheap electric scooters as well as high-end electric scooters, are offered on the market today to meet the needs of the general public. Cheap electric scooters have quite a lot of advantages over motorcycles when it comes to efficiency and convenience. The most expensive scooters available are evidently than motorcycles. Cheap electric scooters are very resourceful and can be used to perform scores of functions. Riding cheap electric scooters gives a comfortable feeling of having invested your money wisely. Cheap electric scooters can be purchased through different manufacturers and at super discount sales. They can also be ordered online. They are remarkable inventions, although it is worthwhile to bear in mind that these inventions can also prove to be dangerous. They can be rather dangerous when driven by an inexperienced user. Safety precautionary measures are a must when riding cheap electric scooters, and it is advisable to always wear a helmet, gloves and protective clothing for safety. Cheap electric scooters are often acquired by parents to present as gifts to their children. Because parents consider these scooters slow moving, they don’t spend much time worrying about the safety involved and rules that must be followed, which in due course might turn out to be a serious issue. Anything that moves can prove to be dangerous, so make sure you or your child knows all the safety rules that go along with owing a scooter. A majority of the retailers dealing in cheap electric scooters have an excellent delivery record and guarantee good customer care and after sales service.

Jumat, 01 Juni 2012

Caring For Your Motorcycle When It's Being Stored

As the weather gets cooler, is your motorcycle ready to be put up for the winter? Even if you plan to ride your bike through the cold winter months, here are some ideas on winter care. Or, maybe your have another reason for not riding your bike: travel, business or family commitments. The good news is that this shouldn't take more than a few hours of work to be sure that your motorcycle will remain in tip-top condition in terms of looks, mechanical condition and trouble free riding. First, be sure the fuel system is drained and conditioned. The best way to do this is to get the level as low as you can, then add a fuel stabilizer additive. Then run your bike for a few miles to be sure the additive gets into and through the entire fuel system. Then, when your ready to ride, simple fill up with fresh gas and you're ready to go. Next be sure and clean you motorcycle thoroughly. Use a good degreasing agent to get rid of all that grime that collected over the past several months. Be sure to remember to get the brakes and suspension systems. Clean out the brake calipers with a brake cleaner and re-lubricate. Make sure that your bike is completely dry. If you have compressed air available, use it. Next re-lubricate the motorcycle. Be sure to cover the brakes (calipers and discs) to protect them during this process. Be sure to get all of the joints and pivots points. Regular chain lube is usually good enough for moving parts and surfaces. Finally, the use of a corrosion treatments is recommended (not for brakes). Use a good wax to coat and polish the surfaces. Again, avoid the brakes. Get the tires up and off of the ground. If you have a center stand, great. If not, invest in a pair of stands to get the bike up. They will pay for themselves numerous times. Save yourself the grief of needing a new battery come spring by using a battery tender. Like getting the tires up, this investment will pay for itself over and over again. Finally, invest in a cover for your motorcycle. Make sure it breathes so condensation won't occur. These are just a few ideas to keep your bike in great shape when not being ridden for an extended period. A small amount of time and investment will result in a huge time and money savings later.


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