How to Load a Motorcycle in a Truck Bed

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.

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Project Ducati Streetfighter 1098: Marchesini Forged Wheel Powdercoating

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.

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Chain and Sprocket Replacement DIY


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.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Wheelies

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Photo credit:  On Any Sunday (movie), 1971

Riding a motorcycle on its rear wheel (also known as a “wheelie” or “catwalk”) is one of the most exhilarating feelings a bike can provide. Being equal parts daunting, dangerous, thrilling and rewarding (like most things in life), motorcycle wheelies are a skill that is difficult to master, which is why we’re providing you, our loyal readers with the Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Wheelies.

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