Captain Crash has been been making videos to help motorcyclists improve their skills for the past five years. He’s also written a couple books about it. Don’t let the name fool you, Crash is a good guy to learn from. ...Read More »
What makes a good motorcycle group ride group leader? Is it the fastest, the most experienced, the rider with the loudest pipes, flashiest apparel or brightest headlight …or is it just the obsessive/compulsive motorcyclist?Read More »
…and come out a better person. Winter’s here. In many places it’s too cold to ride. Some of us are still toughing it out, at least as often as we can. Truth be told while there’s still plenty of riding ...Read More »
Heat can be much more of a problem for motorcyclists than just a matter of physical discomfort. Heat stroke can bring on dizziness, light-headedness, weakness, cramps, nausea, confusion, disorientation. It can even bring on seizures and knock you out. To make matters worse, heat stroke sneaks up on motorcyclists. Motorcyclists can keep bring their core temperature down the fastest by exposing the places they lose the most heat from to elements of coolness such as water or air.Read More »
If you're a motorcycle fanatic, your bike and biker gears hold a special place in your heart, The relationship is more than just cozy. Most individuals tend to spend immense time cleaning their bike and biker gear to ensure that they not only sparkle but you can also rock in the streets. Certainly, cleaning your motorbike can be very challenging especially if you're not sure of what to do or what not to do. To ensure that you clean your bike and biker gear effectively, there are up to 10 handy tips vital for motorcycling cleanliness.Read More »
When possible be sure to park beside fellow bikes as they are more likely to be considerate as by nature we lookout for one another. Now for the details: I always recommend backing in or pulling through a spot when ...Read More »
If you are considering buying a used motorcycle, then there are certain rules or tips, if you will, that you might find useful. When purchasing an item as big, lovable and expensive as a motorcycle, it's important to understand exactly what you're buying and that you're getting your money's worth. Though some of the instructions below could be of assistance when looking at new motorcycles, you will find them to be most helpful when participating in the task of buying a used one!Read More »
You've heard all of the doom and gloom on the news: gas prices soaring, dwindling supply of fossil fuels, double dip recession, we're all feeling the pinch at the pump. Luckily for you, motorcycles can take you very far on very little gas, if you ride them the right way.
Here are 10 ways to get better gas mileage from your motorcycle and cover the most distance for your dollar.
In stock form, the KYMCO Venox has a great top speed for a cruiser. It does over 140 km/hr, but 5th gear is a bit of an overdrive and the bike doesn't have much pull left at that speed. The bike cruisers comfortably at 120 or up to 130, but at those speeds there isn't a lot of power left for passing.Read More »
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 »