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.
We’ve done over 6,000 kms on the Hyper and it’s becoming obvious that the sexy (short) carbon front mudguard doesn’t keep rocks and debris from hitting the radiator and front of the engine. Installing some simple guards such as Evotech’s Radiator and Engine guards should provide the protection we are looking for, as seen in this simple DIY.
Changing a motorcycle’s oil is the most important procedure to stay on top of when it comes to bike maintenance. It’s a relatively simple job but requires attention and an understanding of your bike to avoid mistakes that could be costly.
So you’ve watched a bunch of Red Bull Nitro Circus videos and are now ready to become your own version of Travis Pastrana. Or maybe you’ve realized the benefit that cross-training into dirt will have on your street or track riding (after all, Rossi does it). Now, you need a dirt bike but don’t know where to start.
If you live in Canada (or any other country where temperatures drop below freezing), the saying “all good things must come to and end” applies to your 2-wheeled passion. As such, we’ve compiled a list of 5 important things you should do to your bike before putting it away for the cold winter months.
- Change your oil
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.
Ducati’s Hypermotard platform is arguably its most versatile, featuring models that can do everything from touring (Hyperstrada), street riding (Hypermotard) and track duty (Hypermotard SP). What’s unfortunate however is that Ducati outfitted all 3 bikes with the same footpegs. Continue reading
The narrow profile of the Hypermotard encourages a rider to grip the tank panels with his knees. Problem is that those glorious, shiny tank panels scuff easily which is why we developed this simple and affordable DIY.