How to Lube the Throttle and Clutch Control Cables

How to Lube the Throttle and Clutch Control Cables on a Motorcycle

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

Oh, the joys of motorcycle maintenance! Or is that just something we pretend when bragging to our cager buddies at the bar? I forget. Sometimes it’s just another item on our to do list, and today is one of those days. Taking the time to lube the throttle and clutch control cables on your motorbike is something you should do yearly. Or whenever the throttle starts to stick.

Considering the consequences of your throttle or clutch cable locking up or breaking, this is really overlooked way too often. Thankfully, it’s easy and pretty much free to do. It can be intimidating the first time, but there isn’t all that much to it. Here’s How.

Difficulty: Low
Tool Requirements: Low
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: ≈0$ after the first time

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Motorcycle First Aid Kit

Motorcycle First Aid Kit

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

There is no need to speak about the risks of motorcycling. Not only is it inherently dangerous given the little protection it provides, but you’re also constantly exposed to the elements with all that that entails. Nonetheless, that only makes the experience even more thrilling and rewarding. As such, a compact motorcycle First Aid Kit (FAK), and the skills to use it, should be a must-have in any rider’s kit. Here I’m going to detail what I carry in my comprehensive First Aid Kit as inspiration for anyone else – As well as some tips. If you have any recommendations or suggestions of your own, I’d be happy to hear about them, too! But first, the prelude. Continue reading “Motorcycle First Aid Kit”

Coban GPS Tracker Alarm Remote Replacement

If you have one of these alarms, you're definitely going to want a Coban GPS tracker remote replacement before you need it.

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

Have you installed a Coban GPS Tracker Alarm in your car or motorcycle? If that’s the case, you should get a Coban GPS tracker alarm remote replacement for it as soon as you get a chance. While they are excellent cheap alarms, there is virtually no way to replace the remote without the original one. Like car keys, it’s a lot cheaper to make a copy then to get a replacement. If you lose the original remote, you have to buy and reinstall a completely new GPS tracker. And that doesn’t sound fun at all. If you have a Coban (or rebranded) GPS tracker and you’re looking for a replacement remote, here I’m going to show you how to make your own copy with a generic universal cloning (learning) remote.

Note: This guide is a sidekick to my DIY “Motorcycle GPS Tracker Install With Remote Engine Disconnect“. You might wanna check it out if you’re installing a GPS tracker on your vehicle. Continue reading “Coban GPS Tracker Alarm Remote Replacement”

Coban GPS Tracker Alarm GPS303G / TK303G Review

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Last updated on December 9th, 2018

Before even thinking about installing a motorcycle GPS tracker, you have to pick one first. After years of trying out alarms, I’ve finally found one that I’m satisfied with. And it’s the Coban GPS303G GPS tracker alarm . Sure, it isn’t the perfect car alarm, but at the price one can hardly complain.

If you want to see a review of this GPS tracker alarm, plus a break-down of its features and specs, keep reading.

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Remote Engine Shut-Off Device for Motorcycles – Theory and Assembly

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Last updated on October 8th, 2018

One of the most useful and interesting things you can do to any vehicle safety-wise is implement a remote engine shut-off. Basically it’s a device which allows you to turn off the engine remotely via a kill switch – from anywhere in the world. The typical way to do it is using a command via a GPS tracker. Yeah, I know. It sounds complicated. However, here I’m going to go over both the theory and practice of how to add a remote kill switch to a motorcycle. Once you’ve gone over the basics, you’ll see it isn’t that hard after all.

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Types of Motorcycle Alarm Systems – The Best Alarm

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Last updated on June 20th, 2018

Most experienced riders know that motorcycle theft and motorcycle accidents have one thing in common – It’s just a matter of time before it happens. Far too many riders out there learn the hard way why it’s important to use motorcycle alarm systems. Most of the time it’s just cheap insurance against theft to use a security system. But if it ever is stolen, a motorcycle tracker is well worth the small cost.

Here I’m going to go over which alarm systems are available, and what their strong a weak points are. Even if you’re looking for a car alarm instead, 90% of this still applies. Keep reading if you want to know which is the best alarm.

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Motorcycle GPS Tracker Alarm Install with Remote Kill Switch

Motorcycle GPS Tracker Alarm Install with Remote Kill Switch

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Some say that there are only two types of motorcycle ridersThose who have crashed, and those that are going to crash. Others have a similar saying regarding motorcycle theft. Just take a look at the comments in any online forum to see how common it is. Here I’m going to go over in detail how to install a motorcycle GPS tracker alarm on a Kawasaki Ninja 300. Plus how to install it on other vehicles. I’ll also be upgrading the bike’s security with a decoy alarm and a remote engine kill switch. Here’s how. Continue reading “Motorcycle GPS Tracker Alarm Install with Remote Kill Switch”

Helmet Quick-Release Buckle How-To

Helmet Quick-Release Buckle How-To

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

If you’re an ATGATT type of guy, then you know how much nicer it is to ride with gear that works with you, and not against you. That especially includes your helmet. There’s nothing worse than speeding off into the sunrise on a motorcycle…only to stop on the side of the road minutes later to fasten your helmet. All because you can’t buckle up the D-Rings with gloves on while riding. Thankfully, there’s a fix for that. Here’s how to add a helmet quick-release buckle to any helmet.
Project Specs:

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 2-3 Hours
Cost: 5$

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Motorcycle Horn Upgrade – Stebel Nautilus Air Horn & Kawasaki Ninja 650

Motorcycle Horn Upgrade - Stebel Nautilus Air Horn & Kawasaki Ninja 650

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been a fan of loud horns. And if you’ve clicked, I’m guessing you might also have the same guilty vice. So when I passed on from my beloved 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS (with its Hella Supertones) to a new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS, you can be sure a motorcycle horn upgrade was somewhere on the To-Do list. This is that. After all, there’s nothing like scaring the bejeezus out of someone trying to merge in to you with a 139db air horn, is there?

To be honest, I was perfectly happy with my Hellas. But it was annoying to have two separate horns to install and wire. This time I was curious about going with a pneumatic air horn like the Stebel Nautilus. As opposed to your typical piezoelectric horn, like the OEM model or the Hellas. Hopefully it would be louder than the Hellas, too. While I had my doubts, eventually I was able to find a viable spot and mounting solution for the horn on this bike. Here I’m going to go over the motorcycle air horn upgrade process.

I based this motorcycle horn upgrade DIY on the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650. That makes this How-To equally applicable to the Kawasaki Z650. Nonetheless, even if you’re looking to install a Stebel Nautilus Air Horn on any vehicle, you might find some inspiration here.

Project Specs:

Difficulty: Intermediate
Tool Requirements: Intermediate
Time: A weekend project
Cost: 40$ Approx. Continue reading “Motorcycle Horn Upgrade – Stebel Nautilus Air Horn & Kawasaki Ninja 650”

Kawasaki Motorcycle USB Charger for Phones & GPS

Kawasaki Motorcycle USB Charger for Phones & GPS

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

Many new models of motorcycles from Kawasaki now (finally!) come prewired for a “bolt-on” motorcycle USB charger! While installing a USB Charger (or 12v port) isn’t all that complicated of an install on any motorcycle, it can be hard to locate a suitable location, as well as finding a switched 12v wire with sufficient current capability. Thankfully, Kawasaki now takes care of the electrical and location part of the equation for us! The only thing left is to install the charger, so let’s do it!

Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Tool Requirements: 2 out of 5
Time: 2 Hours
Cost: 15$

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