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February 2013 Preview

Remember the Days? This is a preview of a BLAST FROM THE PAST issue of BikeSA. To view the full issue,...

January 2012 Preview

Remember the Days? This is a preview of a BLAST FROM THE PAST issue of BikeSA. To view the full issue,...

How Much Power Does The 2021 BMW R 18 Make?

The 2021 BMW R 18 heavyweight cruiser certainly gives you a lot to look at, but the monstrous 1,802cc or 110ci...

Benelli Releases 1200GT Tourer And Plans More Bikes

The new 1200GT is Benelli’s entry in the middleweight luxury sport-touring market. (Benelli/)Surely everybody wants to see Benelli succeed. A legendary Italian brand with...

2021 BMW M 1000 RR First Look

US pricing has not been set, but the BMW M 1000 RR’s price tag is expected to be close to $40,000. (BMW Motorrad/)If you...

Confusing Detonation And Preignition

Kevin Cameron (Robert Martin/)There are two major forms of abnormal combustion that can damage a spark-ignition piston engine, and they have entirely different causes...
  • The 10 Best Touring Motorcycles For Short Riders
    by Jason on September 14, 2020 at 11:02 am

    I. Introduction A touring bike is a motorcycle which gives you all the convenience and comforts you desire when you are on a long drive such as ample power, comfortable seat for a relaxed position, large capacity fuel tank, good windshield for wind protection, saddlebags for your essentials and navigation facility, radio and music; and also an equally comfortable seat for your companion if you are not riding solo. In this article, we are going to pick the ten top touring motorcycles for shorter riders who are under 5 feet 7 inches. II. Top 10 touring motorcycles for short riders The post The 10 Best Touring Motorcycles For Short Riders appeared first on HappyWrench.com.

  • How To Identify The Mikuni Carburetor In Your Motorcycle
    by Jason on August 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Table of Contents: I. Introduction II. Mikuni Carburetor Identification How to know your Mikuni carb is fake or original? How to identify Mikuni carb size? How to know which Mikuni carb you have? How to find the carburetor number? HSR Series Carburetors: 42, 45 and 48 mm smoothbore carburetors RS Series Carburetors Mikuni TMX/TMS Series Carburetors Mikuni TM Series Carburetors Mikuni VM series carburetors III. Is Mikuni a good carburetor? IV. Conclusion I. Introduction If you own an old model motorcycle and you do not have the user manual, there are chances The post How To Identify The Mikuni Carburetor In Your Motorcycle appeared first on HappyWrench.com.

  • Starting Fluid vs Carb Cleaner-What To Use And When For Your Motorcycle
    by Jason on July 20, 2020 at 10:30 am

    1. Can you use carb cleaner as a starting fluid for your motorcycle? Yes, you can use carb cleaner as a starting fluid, but do so only if it is an emergency and when you have no other alternative. Take the necessary precautions. Carb cleaner comes in aerosols spray can and ordinary cans. Only the one that comes in aerosol spray cans should be used as a starting fluid. Read the contents label on the aerosol spray can and ensure it contains flammable and combustible substances; generally, non-chlorinated types are flammable. The carb cleaner is toxic and is harmful to The post Starting Fluid vs Carb Cleaner-What To Use And When For Your Motorcycle appeared first on HappyWrench.com.

  • Two-Stroke Motorcycle Carburetor Troubleshooting
    by Jason on June 13, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Introduction Ask any motorcycle rider, and he will have at least one problem with his motorcycle’s carburetor to share with you. Though you can hold the carburetor of your motorcycle in your hand, it is a completely different world inside it. It is not as simple as it looks to be. Even then, some knowledge about the carburetor of your motorcycle and a few simple solutions and troubleshooting may help you when you are stuck on the road. For discussion, we are considering a single-cylinder IC (Internal combustion) engine carburetor of your motorcycle. How a two-stroke IC Engine and its The post Two-Stroke Motorcycle Carburetor Troubleshooting appeared first on HappyWrench.com.

  • Metzeler ME 888 Vs. Michelin Commander II: Which Tire Is Better
    by Jason on June 11, 2020 at 9:55 am

    When it comes to choosing the right tires for your motorcycle, performance should always top the list of priorities. After all, tires get the most beating out of all the parts of a vehicle and it has to do the dirty and tough job of keeping you running on the road safely and comfortably. Although tires look simple and basic on the outside, they are the result of ingenious engineering, technology and chemistry. But as with most products, not all tires are also created equal. When it comes to finding the best tires in the business, two names always stand The post Metzeler ME 888 Vs. Michelin Commander II: Which Tire Is Better appeared first on HappyWrench.com.

  • Best Lightweight Touring Motorcycles
    by Jason on May 10, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Most cars do not even come close to the raw experience that motorcycles have to offer, as they are completely exposed to the elements. The feeling of being free and not locked in a cage, unlike in cars, is unbeatable and becomes the reason for many motorcycle enthusiasts for their love of motorcycles. Not all motorcycles can be taken out of the city, you need a special one for the open road and great travel stories. Most adventurers end up getting hefty and beefed up touring motorcycles that weigh upwards of 800 to even 1000 pounds with their huge engines The post Best Lightweight Touring Motorcycles appeared first on HappyWrench.com.

Church of MO: 2010 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country

And this is from God; because for the Messiah’s sake it has been granted to you not only to trust in him but also to...

UPDATE: No Plans to sell 2021 Honda CBR600RR in US

Honda confirmed a remodeled CBR600RR is on the way. Full details about the 2021 Honda CBR600RR will be released on Aug. 21, but the...

Top Five Underrated Harley-Davidsons

Picking out underrated Harleys is tough, sort of the moto equivalent of writing up the five least-attractive Playboy centerfold moles, the five least-cute puppy...

Church of MO: 2010 Electric Motorcycle Shootout

As the world turns, dominus vobiscum, it seems we have made quite a bit of progress on the electric bike front over the last...

MO Tested: Bridgestone Battlecross X40 Review

Okay, maybe it’s not the last dirtbike tire you’ll ever need, but they last a heck of a long time and perform great as...

Harley or Indian? Which American Iron Icon is Right for You?

Two weeks ago we attempted: Indian vs Harley, Five Ways to Pick the Motorcycle That’s Right For You, and that was kind of fun. But...

Hilleberg Brings Out New Models for 2021

Published in: NewsHilleberg is proud to introduce two new tent models for 2021: the Black Label Soulo BL, a very strong, remarkably roomy and fully...

Mystery KTM Model Leaked Alongside Norden 901

Published in: News   Unveiled as a concept bike at the 2019 EICMA show, Husqvarna’s Norden 901 stirred the proverbial ADV pot with its possible 890cc...

The Rekluse RadiusX for KTM 1190R Review

Published in: Gear“Look Mom, No Hands!” The name Rekluse is well known and highly respected within the off-road communities worldwide as the leader in auto-clutch...

DENALI Electronics Launches the T3 Switchback Signal Pods

Published in: NewsDENALI Electronics has reinvented the common turn signal to create a shockingly bright amber turn signal with an integrated white DRL in...

LEAKED – Black Dog Cycle Works KTM 390 Adventure Skid Plate

Published in: NewsWhen KTM released their long awaited 390 Adventure, the tin sheet of a skid plate attached to the frame seemed like the...

All-New Trail 125 Joins Honda’s 2021 Lineup

Published in: NewsThe model honors the past while offering modern on- and off-road trekking performance Sixty years after Honda introduced customers to the joys of...