Let's look at how to bargain for a brand new (or even used) motorcycle or scooter from a dealership. We'll start with some general tips and then look at how dealer pricing works.Read More »
Be safe, or at least don't get ripped off!Read More »
Part of our on-going How to Buy your First Motorcycle series. We've already looked at motorcycle insurance, the M1 license, including an M1 practice test, now it's time for the M2 test. We'll cover:
Should I take an M1 exit course (a.k.a. MSF riding school course), or just take the test with the ministry?
Does taking a course for my M1 exit test help me save on motorcycle insurance?
What are the approved ministry of transportation motorcycle courses and which one should I take?
Practice Safe Scootin'?
Scooters are a great way to get around the city. Some are even great for cross-country trips like KYMCO Xciting 500Ri. Big or small, here are some tips for all scooterists:
What oil should I use and how do I change the oil on my motorcycle?
KYMCO recommends 5W-50 motorcycle oil. This chart illustrates what motorcycle oil you should use based on the temperature. What you use in the desert or tropics may not be what we use here in Canada. On my KYMCO Venox, I put in fresh 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil every oil change. The Synthetic vs. Non-Synthetic debate is older than I am and so I'll avoid it. I like my Semi-Synthetic, it's more than what's recommended, and it's good enough for me. Read More »
I came across someone who was restoring a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle he recently bought. He was doing an awesome job rebuilding it, but didn't know what model of Sportster it was.
It's important to know what Sportster model you have, examples: Low, 883R, SuperLow, Custom, Standard, Roadster, etc. While 95% of parts are interchangeable, getting the wrong Sportster parts for the others can result in different lengths at suspension and at the forks, the wrong tires, and more.
Get your M1 License
This page is Step 2 in our How to buy your first motorcycle series of articles. The series will walk you through everything from getting insurance quotes and your motorcycle license, to choosing the right motorcycle and how best to buy it, as well as finding motorcycle gear and accessories that fit you, your bike, and your budget. We recommend starting this guide from its Start Page. Read More »
This on-going series covers all the steps of going from knowing nothing about motorcycles, to purchasing your first motorcycle and answer all your questions.Read More »
Get motorcycle insurance, see what you can afford, and find out what insurance is best for you.
This page is Step 1 in our How to buy your first motorcycle series of articles. The series will walk you through everything from getting insurance quotes and your motorcycle license, to choosing the right motorcycle and how best to buy it, as well as finding motorcycle gear and accessories that fit you, your bike, and your budget. We recommend starting this guide from its Start Page. Read More »
Please check out our KYMCO Venox - Exhaust Pipe Muffler Baffle Modification page for information on how to make your Venox sound louder and better. You'll find videos demonstrating the modification as well as how your bike will sound after the work is done (here).
The KYMCO Venox benefits from some nice thick exhaust pipes that accentuate the deep tune of the 90-degree V-Twin engine. It’s easy to make the bike sound even louder. You can really wake up the sound of the bike by modifying the baffles to let the exhaust escape more freely. This guide will walk you through the process in 5 Steps.