Kawasaki Ninja 300 Upgrades List – Worthy Mods & Accessories for bikes

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Last updated on December 8th, 2018

Did you just buy your first motorcycle, and it’s a 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300? If that’s the case, congratulations and I hope you enjoy it! Welcome to the brotherhood. And as part of the motorcycling community, you’ve probably noticed that customizing your bike is an integral part of the experience. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s my Kawasaki Ninja 300 upgrades list with all the improvements I’ve personally done to my motorcycle.

Through the years I’ve definitely tried some parts that were great, others so-so, and a few that downright sucked. Here’s what I ended up deciding are good enough to keep on this little motor bike. Also, I’ve written detailed DIYs on how to install more than a few of them – you’ll see them linked. Regardless of if you’re looking for a specific part or just need some motivation, keep reading. You might find something useful in here.

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Tips & Tricks for Assigning Album Cover Art to your Music Library

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

While one might think that music streaming services are sending offline audio collections the way of the dodo bird, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a well-groomed digital music library is one of the grandest pleasures and possessions any self-professed audiophile can have. There’s no need to speak about audio quality and bit-rate – that topic’s already been beaten to death. But we’re still left with one of the most important facets of anyone’s catalog – Album Artwork. If you’ve postponed getting the tunes on your computer in order, take this opportunity to get the job done. Here are a few tips, tricks and recommendations for finding and assigning album cover art to your music library. A definitive guide of personal audio collection album art, of sorts. I bet you’ll have learned something by the time you reach the end.

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Target Pasters – Why You Should Use Them at the Shooting Range

Target Pasters - Why You Should Use Them at the Shooting Range

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

One thing that has always left me dumbfounded is novice gun owners who want to become better shooters, but then proceed to put 200 indistinguishable bullet holes all over a single target in less than an hour. Past the first five minutes, ask them where they’re hitting and they wouldn’t have a clue. While swapping targets every few rounds would be nice in an ideal world, it’s both impractical and expensive. That’s where this tip come in. If you want to become a better shooter accuracy-wise, there are few things better than target pasters. Let me explain why every shooter should pack a box in their range bag for target practice.

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What To Do After a Self-Defense Shooting – PDF Version Included

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

If you are ever involved in a legitimate shooting, you will most certainly be affected by physical and emotional effects that may alter your decision-making process. Even if you don’t realize it. You should certainly consider this regarding what to do after a self-defense shooting. Here is a concise list of the most important points, tips and notes.

Its goal is a document you can review one or two times a year, to keep the information fresh. Furthermore, if you’d rather save the PDF version instead, that’s also included.

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Self-Defense Guidelines Card for your Wallet

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Regardless of how much you’ve trained or gone over the scenario in your head, the aftermath of any legitimate self-defense shooting will overwhelm you. Training can go a long way to help build up the proper mindset. Nonetheless, it can’t guarantee you won’t lock up in such a stressful situation. To help remedy that, here’s a self-defense guidelines card you can keep in your wallet. It can provide you with some basic tips on what to do – and not do – in a post shooting scenario.

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Fallback Domain Redirect with UTM Plugin for YOURLS Custom URL Shortener

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Last updated on December 9th, 2018

If you have a website, you probably use a link shortener or have considered getting one before. In case anyone isn’t familiar, basically it allows you to easily redirect short URLs to longer “complete” URLs on your site. There are many reasons to do this, like visitor traffic analytics, marketing, user experience or the constraints of social media. Thankfully, YOURLS makes creating your own custom URL shortener quick and painless! Nonetheless, registering a custom domain just for occasional link shortening can feel a bit wasteful. That’s why I created the ‘Fallback Domain Redirect with UTM’ Plugin for YOURLS, to give the domain a second purpose! Both are free and easy to use, so if you own a hosting plan, consider giving it a shot!

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Why Motorcycle Performance Upgrades Aren’t Worth it

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

If you checked out my Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list, you might be wondering where are all the engine performance upgrades? I’m going to take a bit of an unconventional stance here.  Currently, on anything that isn’t a top-of-the-line model or a race bike, I think motorcycle performance upgrades aren’t worth it. At least not HP-wise, in any case. Continue reading “Why Motorcycle Performance Upgrades Aren’t Worth it”

D-Rings vs Quick-Release buckles: Are helmet D-Rings Safer?

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Many motorcycle riders take as gospel that helmet D-rings vs Quick-Release buckles, D-Rings are infinitely safer. But is that true? Namely, are quick-release buckles less safe than D-Rings? I won’t deny that helmet buckle D-Rings are absolutely tried-and-true. However, that doesn’t mean that Quick-Releases are an inferior choice. The question is, is one sacrificing safety for commodity with helmet Quick-Releases? I was skeptical about that. Given the lack of any proof either way, I thought I’d put it to the test.

This all began after installing a DIY quick-release buckle on my helmet. A few emails and tests later, I found some very interesting results. While this post is far from scientific or rigorous (and shouldn’t be taken as such), it does provide some casual insight. If you’ve ever been curious about how helmet D-rings vs quick-release buckles compare safety-wise, keep reading.

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Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Got a plugged drain? It happens to the best of us. Regrettably, owning a commercial-grade drain cleaner just isn’t viable for the vast majority of people. Hardcore DIYers included. That’s even more true if you know you’re dealing with roots. As such, when my shower started overflowing, it was straight to Home Depot to rent a drain cleaner. They’re also known as drain opener, auger and snake, among other cute names. Here I’m going to go over some basic tips in case you are considering renting a drain cleaner tool. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool”

Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Most people wouldn’t believe how controversial this topic still is. Should I crimp or solder this connection? Ask this in any forum and you’ll find opponents willing to passionately debate the topic to death.

On one side you’ll find those who will quickly crimp a connection without giving it a second thought and go on with their day. On the other side you’ll find those more than happy to call the first group “hacks” or lazy. They will insist that a soldered connection is much more reliable and has better performance. But who is right? The truth of the matter isn’t that simple. This won’t settle the crimp or solder discussion, but it will provide valuable insight. Continue reading “Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?”