International Used Motorcycle Sales: Selling and Shipping Abroad

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Last updated on May 28th, 2021

On its own, selling a motorcycle is daunting if you don’t have experience. Even considering international used motorcycle sales can sound like a recipe for a disaster. But is it? When I had to sell my motorcycle, it ended up sold to an international buyer. And the experience was almost as easy as with any other local buyer. Before totally dismissing the idea of selling and shipping a motorcycle abroad, consider this before concluding it’s a bad idea. Continue reading “International Used Motorcycle Sales: Selling and Shipping Abroad”

Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer for the Ninja 650/Z650

Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

It’s always nice to spend some quality time with your bike. A cheap and useful way to do that for most sport bikes is installing a Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer. Today we’re going to install one on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. The process and part are exactly the same for the 2017+ Kawasaki Z650. While it’s one of the easier Ninja 650 mods and upgrades, no instructions are included. Seeing it done before trying yourself is always nice, since there are always tips to learn beforehand. Here’s how to install a motorcycle fork stabilizing brace on a sport bike.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: 30-50$ Continue reading “Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer for the Ninja 650/Z650”

Motorcycle Chain Adjustment – Chain Tension & Rear Wheel Alignment

Motorcycle Chain Adjustment

Last updated on June 1st, 2019

Next to tire pressure and chain lubricationmotorcycle chain adjustment is among the most ignored simple maintenance tasks. Even though chain tension (slack) and rear wheel alignment is a major factor for the longevity of both the chain and tire. Not to mention the motorcycles handling, as well as basic safety. To see what happens when a motorcycle chain falls off due to neglecting it, see a short video. The saddest part is that it could have been totally avoidable with less than an hour of time and a few tools following this process. Continue reading “Motorcycle Chain Adjustment – Chain Tension & Rear Wheel Alignment”

Motorcycle Helmet Lock: Anti-Theft Tether Cable

Motorcycle Helmet Lock: Anti-Theft Tether Cable

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

Oh, the beauties of motorcycling and biking. While riding on two wheels is among life’s best pleasures, arriving to your destination with several pounds of gear to store most certainly is not. This guide is going to illustrate my custom motorcycle helmet lock. It’s the best way to securely tether your helmet, jacket or other gear to your bike or motorcycle. To boot, it’s quick and cheap to make, and can be custom-made for any gear, lock, bike, or situation.

You can even use the same technique to make a security tether for a Go Pro action camera, to crimp high amperage battery lug cable terminals, to make stainless steel rope balcony barriers, or heavy-duty load bearing slings. It really is an awesome and versatile thing to be able to make and skill to have, so I’m sure that you’ll find plenty of future uses for it.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Level: Basic-Intermediate
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: 5$

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Ninja 300 Phone Mount for Smartphones and GPS

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

This is simply going to be a quick guide on how to make a Ninja 300 phone mount holder for the 2012-2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300. Or a Kawasaki Ninja 250. We’ll do so via threading the steering stem bolt. For a more comprehensive guide, see my other Sport bike Smartphone Ram Mount How-ToThe goal is to be able to mount a smartphone holder centered directly on the handlebar. All while keeping it as OEM-looking as possible. Let’s begin.
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Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: 10$ Continue reading “Ninja 300 Phone Mount for Smartphones and GPS”

How to Lube the Throttle and Clutch Control Cables

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

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

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 May 28th, 2021

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”

Motorcycle GPS Tracker Alarm Install with Remote Kill Switch

Motorcycle GPS Tracker Alarm Install with Remote Kill Switch

Last updated on May 28th, 2021

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”

Types of Motorcycle Alarm Systems – The Best Alarm

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Last updated on May 28th, 2021

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

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Last updated on August 13th, 2020

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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