Tech Tips – Repack Your Muffler

Tech Tips - Repack Your Muffler

Out of sight out of mind… The exhaust leaving your engine exits the pipe in waves that travel through the silencer. Packing something – like fiberglass – around the pipe outlet helps the muffler control those waves as they leave your bike. That stuff inside gets old, burns up and often exits along with those […]

Tech Tips – Hour Meters: The Clock’s Tickin’

Tech Tips - Hour Meters: The Clock’s Tickin’

What Time Is It? Time for You to Know! Today’s newer motorcycles and ATVs are highly sophisticated machines. Many have surprising amounts of computing power; that’s needed to manage advanced fuel-injection systems. And dealer technicians can plug in diagnostic devices to read exactly what your vehicle has been doing. But chances are, you don’t have […]

Smage Bros Stunt Show To Be Part Of National Bike Tour

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show kicks off in November, and a new entertainment group has just been added to the roster. Phil and Pat Smage, brothers who ride professionally and first gained notoriety on America’s Got Talent, will be hopping around on dirt bikes and performing all sorts of unique tricks at all 12 of […]

Obama Signs Lead Law-Exemption Bill for Kids’ Off-Highway Vehicles

In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Aug. 12, Obama signed into law H.R. 2715, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield […]

Learn From the Pros: Clean Air In. More Power Out.

Learn From the Pros: Clean Air In. More Power Out.

An easy-to-follow guide to cleaning your air filter. A new air filter costs about $30. Cleaner and oil needed to maintain that filter will cost you a buck or two per use. A new engine will cost you about a grand. You decide. It’s not even just about the “insurance” aspects of a properly clean […]