Motion Pro Cable Luber V3 Review – Oil your control cables!

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Last updated on January 5th, 2019

It’s no secret I’m a Motion Pro fan-boy – the brand makes pretty decent motorcycle tools. But what I’ve never been happy with is their old-style cable lubers – they always make a mess. Now that their “new and improved” model came out, you bet I was going to give it a try. But is it worth buying? Well, let’s see. Here’s a Motion Pro Cable Luber V3 review to find out if it’s actually an upgrade. Let’s start.

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Permanent Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit with Dynaplug

Permanent Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair with Dynaplug Kit

Last updated on April 1st, 2020

Nothing sucks more than the feeling you get when you hop on your bike, start the engine and give it a few revs…only to notice something feels odd when you try to back it out. Yup, you’ve got a flat tire. As much as that will ruin anyone’s day, thankfully it’s pretty quick and easy to take care of. Here’s how to permanently repair a flat motorcycle tire with a Dynaplug Tire Repair Kit. Let’s start!

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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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Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool

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Last updated on March 17th, 2020

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”

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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DIY – Portable Table-Mounted Mag Vise for AR-15 Rifle & Pistols

If you frequently take multiple rifles to the range, you might want to consider how useful a portable table-mounted mag vise could be.

Last updated on April 1st, 2020

I found myself longing for some way to keep my AR-15 rifle or pistol sitting pretty whenever I wanted to do some work on it. Without having to drill through the table or take up a lot of space. If you frequently upgrade your Barbie Doll for Men™ at your computer desk while browsing tutorials, you know what I mean. I needed a portable table-mounted mag vise, but I just couldn’t seem to find one commercially available. Eventually, I decided to make my own, and the result was pretty good. Here’s how I did it.

Project Specs

Difficulty: Intermediate
Tool Requirements: Intermediate
Time: One day
Cost: ≈45$ or less

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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”

DIY Insulated Pizza Bag for Motorcycles

Insulated Pizza Bag for motorcycles on a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 sport bike

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Have you ever had the craving of both a pizza…and a motorcycle ride? I sure have. I try to use my motorcycle whenever I can, and a pizza run is no exception. More so considering that I’d feel guilty spending extra gas money on fetching junk food in a car. If you’ve ever wanted to comfortably carry pizza on a sport bike, check out this universal insulated pizza bag.  And no. Balancing it on the gas tank between your elbows doesn’t count as comfortable. Continue reading “DIY Insulated Pizza Bag for Motorcycles”