Motorcycle Chain Maintenance – Cleaning & Lube

Motorcycle Chain Maintenance

Last updated on October 16th, 2019

So it’s time to clean and lubricate the chain, huh? It might not be the most glamorous job, but motorcycle chain maintenance is necessary if you want your chain and sprockets to live a long life. Sure, it’s a pretty basic job. But for riders new to DIY motorcycle maintenance this detailed how-to can come in handy. Here are some tips and tricks for cleaning and lubing your motorcycle chain. Today we’ll be working on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650/Z650.

Project Specs

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 30 min
Cost: ≈0$
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How to Geotag Other Images with the Olympus TG-5 GPS Log

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Last updated on November 30th, 2019

After staring at the GPS “Log” switch, I started wondering how to geotag images with the TG-5 GPS Log. In particular, how to use it and can you geotag images from other cameras? I didn’t expect the last part could be done – Olympus certainly doesn’t show you how in the manual. Thankfully it is possible, and here’s how. If you’re interested in geotagging photos, keep reading. Continue reading “How to Geotag Other Images with the Olympus TG-5 GPS Log”

How to Teach a Friend to Shoot – Free PDF Booklet

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

If you’re vocal about counting firearms and shooting among your hobbies, eventually someone will ask you to take them to the range. Or if you’re like me, you’ll try to bribe a few skeptical friends to give it a try. Regardless of how familiar you are with firearms, how to teach a friend to shoot is a whole different skill, compared to shooting. Regardless of how many decades you’ve been a firearm owner, consider taking a look at this guide on taking someone new to the firing range. You might even learn something new.

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Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices

Lightroom Keyword Hiearchies are a very powerful organizational tool for your image catalog.

Last updated on January 15th, 2020

Keywords are a powerful tool. Especially in Lightroom. They are what allow you to sift through tens of thousands of images in seconds with a quick search. If you sell stock photography, it’s even more important. That’s how your clients will find your images. However, if your really want to maximize the power of keywords, you definitely should be using a Lightroom keyword hierarchy. If you still aren’t familiar with them, here are some tips and tricks to get started. Continue reading “Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices”

How to Clean a Hayward Pool Filter

How to Clean Hayward Pool Filter

Last updated on July 10th, 2019

In this comprehensive DIY we’re going to go over how to clean cartridge pool filters. In this case, I’ll go over how to clean a Hayward pool filter. Also, we’ll review which are the best and cheapest off-the-shelf product for cartridge pool filter cleaning. Keep reading to find out how to keep your pool in the best working condition without having to spend a fortune on new filters!

This How-To will work for virtually any pleated cartridge pool filter on the market. It will also work for jacuzzis and hot tubs with the same type of filter.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: Between an afternoon and a weekend
Cost: <20$ Continue reading “How to Clean a Hayward Pool Filter”

Which is the Best Bolt Grade for Swingarm Spools?

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Last updated on April 17th, 2019

If you’ve stumbled upon this article, I’m guessing you’ve either lost the bolts that came with your swingarm spools or they’ve rusted. Perhaps they’ve started to bend until the point where it looks like they just might break at any moment. Rather than simply buy whatever is in stock at Home Depot, you actually used that meat between your ears and thought it would be appropriate to look up what’s the best bolt grade for swingarm spools. Good for you! The only problem is that it would seem like almost no one lists the right spec. Thankfully, here I’m gonna tell you what you should be looking for in the right bolt for spools or sliders. Continue reading “Which is the Best Bolt Grade for Swingarm Spools?”

How to Sell a Used Motorcycle

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Last updated on November 30th, 2019

So that time has finally come around, huh? The times they are a changin’ and you need to get rid of your old bike. Either you’ve outgrown it, you’re a new parent (congratulations!), financial difficulties or something else entirely. Here’s how to sell a used motorcycleWhile selling a vehicle isn’t difficult per se, there are definitely tips and steps that no one tells you in advanceI’m going to go over, step by step, the process I used to sell my motorcycle. I’ll cover my actual experience selling the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS sport bike pictured above.

Selling a motorcycle can be a hassle. Hopefully this guide helps make the job easier for you when the time comes.
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International Used Motorcycle Sales: Selling and Shipping Abroad

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

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”

How to Winterize a Pressure Washer with DIY Pump Saver

How to Winterize a Pressure Washer

Last updated on October 16th, 2019

Winter is here again! Time to pull out the coats, stash the motorcycle ’till next season…and properly store some tools. Certainly not the funnest task in the world, but one worth doing nonetheless. You should winterize a pressure washer for one main purpose – To make sure it works the next time you need to use it.

Commercial winterizing products to winterize a pressure washer can cost over 400$ per gallon, if you buy them at around 12-20$ per 4 Fl Oz. I’m not even joking. Calculate it yourself, it really would cost that much per gallon! Here I’m going to show you how to make something just as good, if not better. At around 3$ per gallon. Keep reading to see if the solution convinces you or not.

Let’s begin!

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 20 Minutes
Cost: 5$ Continue reading “How to Winterize a Pressure Washer with DIY Pump Saver”