In this more-than-meets-the-eye DIY, we’ll be walking through the process for installing a Luimoto seat cover on a 2010 Ducati Streetfighter with the help from our friends over at And Once We Were custom upholstry.
As much as we love to ride, there are times where it’s just better (or necessary) to carry it and what better way to do that than in the bed of a pickup truck? The process of loading a bike in a pickup truck bed is simple but highly prone to mistakes, as can be seen from this or this (quite humorous) video.
In this detailed how-to, we will walk through what we believe to be the safest way to load, unload and transport a bike in a truck bed as well as some common mistakes to avoid.
Whether for easthetics or performance, upgrading wheels is a mod on many a rider’s list. In this Chance Moto DIY, we will walk through the process of powdercoating a set of Marchesini forged wheels, including color selection, wheel prep and mounting the new wheels. We also weighed the wheels before and after powdercoating and will provide data on weight savings vs stock.
In this Chance Moto build, we take a time and budget-minded approach to creating a uniquely styled, smooth running retro. Starting with a 1981 Honda CM400T, restoring it to peak mechanical shape and adding a touch of cafe-racer-inspired-style, here’s how we brought this old bike into the 21st century.
Motorcycling, like any true sport has an extremely lengthy and gradual learning curve. It’s only fitting then that the true enthusiast be on the constant quest for techniques that will improve his or her riding. Here are 5 things you can do that are guaranteed to bolster whatever skills you currently possess as a rider.
Most motorcycles on the road today have a chain final drive, driven by 2 sprockets which determine the motorcycle’s final drive ratio. With time, these parts wear down and cause your bike to lose of power at the rear wheel and run less smoothly. The good news: changing your chain and sprockets is a relatively easy DIY which we will demonstrate on our project Yamaha WR250X. Read on to learn how.
Ducati’s Monster 821 (MSRP $13,395 CDN) was a controversial pivot for the Bologna brand, as it moved the Monster line away from their iconic 2 valve-per-cylinder air cooled motors (the latest contingent were the 696, 796 and 1100 variants which were later brought back in the Scrambler and later, the Monster 797). So, what did Ducati achieve in creating a liquid cooled middleweight Monster and how does it stack up against its modern day middleweight competition?
We’ve been riding the FZ-09 (MT-09 in Europe) intermittently since 2014, throughout its 40,000 km life and have reached a verdict on just about every aspect of what’s good and bad about this budget-priced middleweight naked bike. We’ve also performed a long list of modifications that help get the most of of the platform and have included a complete guide within.
If you live in a part of the world where there’s a “riding season”, then you understand how long the “off season” can be and are likely chomping at the bit (during that dark time) to find ways of reuniting yourself with motorcycling. A good book isn’t as good as a ride on your favorite twisty road, but it’s a good way to brush up on your technique and revisit aspects of the sport we love so dearly.