Figures between the year 2000 and 2009 show the correlation without any doubt. Just look below:
Nimbus Motorcycles May Live Again
Though Nimbus motorcycles aren’t as well known in the States as they are in Europe, due to their Danish origins, they do have a devoted following. Quite a few owners ride them regularly and have even taken them on extended trips. If Claus Støvlbæk Clausen has his way, you’ll be able to do that yourself (Click for full article)
10 Reasons Motorcycles are Better Than cars
BY PAUL CROWE
Cars are neat, I like them a lot and I've been fortunate to have had a few nice ones, but motorcycles have a long list of advantages over their 4 wheel cousins.
In my experience, if you like bikes, there's a good chance you appreciate cars, trucks, boats and airplanes, too, not all to the same degree but a particularly nice example of any motor driven vehicle can bring on a smile. Eventually, though, most of us have to choose among the categories if we're going to invest our resources on one or two vehicles (or more) and when the choice has to be made, motorcycles have a lot to offer.
Here's my personal list. It might vary from one person to another, your list might have items I haven't thought of, but I think these give you some food for thought.
1. You can fit 3 or 4 bikes into the space occupied by one car. Make maximum use of a small garage, buy motorcycles.
2. Motorcycles use less gas. 30 miles per gallon is on the low end and smaller engines can get triple digit mileage.
3. Motorcycles outperform cars. Sure, some exotic cars can keep up with a Hayabusa, but not many and the cost is usually 10 or 20 times the cost of the bike, or more.
4. You can rebuild a motorcycle if you're mechanically inclined, you don't have to do very much body work. Not being particularly skilled in body and paint, I appreciate this one.
5. Motorcycles cost less. Even classics and collector bikes can often be purchased for the price of a very plain used car.
6. Motorcycle riders are safer, they don't text on their phones while riding.
7. Motorcycle riding can be really cozy. If you want to be a little closer to your passenger, brake a little quicker for the next stop.
8. Motorcycle riding gets you out in the fresh air. Smell real pine trees, not the scent of a pine shaped deodorizer hanging from the mirror.
9. Motorcycle riding develops your coordination and balance. Brake and clutch levers for your hands, brake and shift gears with your feet, learn to balance at slow speeds, many drivers could never do it.
10. Best of all, there has never been a recall for unintended motorcycle acceleration.
We all know that a WD-40 can holds some sort of magic, if you ever worked on your motorcycle yourself you probably know what I'm talking about, and you have likely a can of WD-40 near your motorcycle tools. This month, the magic WD-40 can turned 60. Yeah, I know, it's just one of those great little gems that takes up next to no space on your shed shelf but it's the go-to tool for so many things.
If you've ever wondered where the product got its name, the story goes that it took scientists at the Rocket
They dubbed their winning discovery Water Displacement 40th attempt, later shortening it to WD-40. The manufacturer of WD-40 claims that you can use the product in more than 2000 situations, but in Thailand we love WD-40 mostly to protect the electrical parts of our motorcycles from the impact of the heavy rain during the raining season.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON REVEALS PROJECT LIVEWIRE, THE FIRST ELECTRIC HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
H-D Invites Consumers to Ride, React and Shape the Future of this New Bike
NEW YORK (June 19, 2014) – Innovation, meet heritage. Today, Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson® electric motorcycle.
Flying motorcycle now on sale
Published July 09, 2014FoxNews.com
The race to sell the first flying car of the 21st century may be won by a motorcycle.
The PAL-V is a transforming gyrocopter designed and built in the Netherlands that’s now on sale, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016, according to BBC Autos.
A modern take on the type of flying machine used by James Bond in the film “You Only Live Twice,” the PAL-V – for Personal Air and Land Vehicle – takes its usefulness to the next level.
Thanks to a hydraulic suspension system, the vehicle is able to lean into turns on the road, making it stable to drive quickly, despite its high center of gravity.
According to its creators, the 230 hp vehicle can reach a top speed of 112 mph on land or in the air.
It takes just 10 minutes to be converted between modes, and features a small rear-mounted propeller along with its fold-up main rotor.
Wear proper rain gear, preferably Gore-Tex or equivalent. It needs to be able to breath but still not allow water to creep in. Make sure your helmet covers your face, since rain above 30 mph is going to hurt you.
Make sure your tires are correct for riding in the rain, in other words, do not go out riding in the rain with slick tires.
Watch the road. What used to be kind-of slippery is now very slippery. White lines on the roads will have become ice rinks, metal plates/manholes are super dangerous, avoid them like the plague.
Watch out for puddles. Yes, it can be fun riding through one, but since the water hides the surface you just don’t know what you are riding into. Can the puddle in fact be a 3 feet deep hole? Do you want to find out the hard way?
When riding and you see a colored rainbow on the ground, watch it. It’s got nothing to do with the gay movement, chances are it’s oil.
When rain first starts after many days of dry weather, it’s when it’s the most dangerous since there’s a lot of oil and dirt on the road. Wait an hour or two for the rain to wash away the oil/dirt before riding since the road surfaces are at their slipperiest. If it’s just drizzle, then the road will remain slippery.
Railway crossing are to be taken as straight as possible. Remember the railway tracks are metal, and wet metal is slippery. Straighten your bike.
When you need to brake, apply more rear brake than normal. If your front wheel starts sliding you’re done for, if your rear wheel slides you can easily correct.
Do not brake strongly if possible. Brake gently. If you need to urgently apply your brakes, pump them so that you do not start aquaplaning.Give yourself more space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Braking distances are much longer in the rain.
R18 Reverse Trike Kit for the Honda Gold Wing GL1800 and F6B
- Will all trikes eventually be reverse trikes?BY PAUL CROWE (The Kneeslider)
There are a lot of trike conversions available, but very few kits put the dual wheels up front, Qtec Engineering is one, offering a Harley Davidson kit, and Hannigan has a Gold Wing quad, but they never offered it as a reverse trike, so when I noticed this Gold Wing for sale, I was curious…….. [click to read full article]
HOW TO KEEP YOUR MOTORCYCLE FROM OVERHEATING
Posted on 21 Jul 2014 in Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle | 2 comments
Previously, we wrote about how to keep yourself cool on your motorcycle, but if your bike overheats on those hot days you won’t even be able to ride. One of the first things that you notice when your bike overheats is the loss of power. What happens after that can be much worse, like a nice hole in your piston. When the temp nears triple digits, there are few things worse than being stranded on the highway. Proper motorcycle maintenance and a few add-ons can help ensure that you keep your knees in the breeze and the bike running cool.
Cooling System Let’s start with the obvious. If you have a liquid cooled bike, your cooling
system needs to be up to snuff. When you know that you are going to be riding in high temps, make sure that you check your coolant
levels and that the are where they need to be. Also check to see that the radiator cap is on correctly. [Click to read full
Let’s start with the obvious. If you have a liquid cooled bike, your cooling system needs to be up to snuff. When you know that you are going to be riding in high temps, make sure that you check your coolant levels and that the are where they need to be. Also check to see that the radiator cap is on correctly. [Click to read full article]