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The Problem With Harley
As any crappy Harley Davidson shirt will tell you, the humble company was established in 1903. Out of a shitty 15x10 shed in the middle of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the northern United States, where these bikes continue to be produced. Any die-hard Harley Davidson will defend their obnoxiously loud V-twin that sounds like it is having a hard time staying on due to bad ignition timing. At any motorcycle meet-up, an older man standing beside their thirty thousand plus Harley will tell you, “Been riding since 1979, all kinds of bikes. Finally got a Harley five years ago; nothing else puts a big smile on my face like every time I ride it...”. And this is exactly the pressing issue that this ancient company has. Their followship was born not much after than when the company stopped making bikes without flat-head motors back in 1973. Continue reading...
August 18, 2018
By: John Lewis
Everyone has a different reason for riding a motorcycle. For some their bike seems more like a fashion accessory, for others, a statement of what clan they belong to—often brand dependent: think Harley. When you ride a Suzuki V-Strom, especially the 650, you’re not making much of a statement.
What a V-Strom is really great at is Strommin’ along. That’s what I like to do with mine—climb on and ride and ride and ride. Continue Reading...
With the traffic and parking issues that exist in large metropolises and the extremely high cost of gas, many have opted in to change the car for a motorcycle. There is now plenty of motorcycle options available for every skill level. Buying the right one could be a fun and functional way to transport yourself. Selecting the right one could be the difference between years of safe fun, wasting your hard earned bucks on something you’ll rarely use or worse... Read More
Load height: When packing your motorcycle, you really want to consider where you want your centre of gravity to be. The higher the centre of gravity, the less stable your motorcycle. Manufacturers have realized this, and some are even placing the gas tank as low as possible instead of the most commonly used front top gas tank... Continue Reading
Nowadays, every gas station has opted-in to including ethanol in their gasoline as a supplement. Ethanol is an alcohol that is derived from plants (corn). This modern fuel is cheap and renewable, but it is also killing your motorcycle engine. There are several reasons why you should opt out of using fuels that contain ethanol. Here are a few... Continue reading