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Motorbike Product Review: Running Your Way Through a Punctured Rubber and Seeing What Is Behind

Posted on January 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

The moment I laid eyes on this product, I whispered, “I would have come up with that.” Definitely, I didn’t. I definitely dream I did so because I’d be riding on a gold-plated 30-inch rim Harley Davidson by myself in a tropical island with a little chilled beer and hot Barbecue.

Here’s the situation: say you get yourself a punctured wheel a long way from your home. The culprit is actually a roof nail, drywall bolt, or any other thing left behind on the streets. Once the puncture is situated on the tire you take the Cargol Turn & Go package and mark the hole area together with the provided chalk marker. Then you definitely get hold of the long-nose pliers from the kit and tug away the cursed object. Then you simply twist the bundled magic”key” in the hole and snap it off the moment it’s embedded deeply inside the tire’s carcass. The final touch is to make use of the available CO2 cartridge and fill up the wheel up and in no time you are back touring without any additional tools, a goopy slimy mess, or telephone calls to tow your motorcycle.

The package is sufficiently little to snugly fit in a jacket pocket and this works on trucks, cars, All terrain vehicles, and practically some other rubber that holds air. In other words, not a soul should drive his bike without this little innovation.

I am definitely not going to lie to you, 99 percent of all the bike side mirrors are butt-ass ugly. They dangle over the bars much like antlers and extremely screw up the looks of a decent motorcycle. I completely understand that for a mirror to function, it has to be of a large enough specifications so objects behind you could be viewed and that’s why most of them are definitely kill joys.

That’s been it generally was until eventually Joker Machine moved into the scene along with its Viewtech CNC-machined billet convex mirrors. These varied kind of side mirrors are costed right and also comes in numerous forms of head and stem units, so regardless of model your bike is, there is a decent match.

Undoubtedly, the special looks of these side mirrors is all great, but what exactly is the sense in even keeping them if you can not see what’s at the backside you. That’s where the convex mirror comes into play. Joker Machine uses proprietary glass which includes the broadest clear view of any side mirror 3 to 4 times its dimension.

While using a pair of Joker Machine’s mirrors on my bike not only could I view over and above both sides of my shoulders without the need of moving my head, I can view 80 % of the stuff behind me. Soon after a number of hours of use as soon as my eyes were used for the smaller footprint of the mirror, I became impressed by just how much I could see behind me instantly.

It just required a single trip to find out these particular Joker Machine side mirrors would be the part that I am most likely to exchange out on all of my present and future motorbikes.

How to Save Time Washing Motorcycles

Posted on December 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

Alright, I figured we would start with something simple that many people seem to struggle with in dealing with their two wheeled machines. The topic today is how to save time washing motorcycles. I personally receive compliments all the time on how great my motorcycles look when I’m at events or just out riding. Everyone always says, “It must take you hours to clean your motorcycle”. I laugh and say actually it only took about a half hour. No one ever believes it because they are use to spending most of their time spending pain staking hours cleaning their motorcycle to obtain an awesome finished product.

The truth is it will always take time and there are many products available that will help your motorcycle look good, although no product saves you time. Washing is basic, you just need to use a light detergent soap that can be found in any automotive section of a department store and apply that soap with a soft rag or special soap applicator. Make sure to wash small sections and rinse frequently out of direct sun light, preferably in the shade or in a garage. You don’t want to give the soap time to dry on your motorcycle since it leaves an ugly white residue on your chrome and paint.

Once you have completed the wash and rinse you are almost done. Here is the hard part, drying your motorcycle. Most people are firm believers that chamois are the way to go, I use to be until I found a better method that leaves an awesome finished result with no spots or water lingering in cracks and crevasses. Drying with a chamois takes forever and most of the time you will have water trapped in areas that you can’t get to and it eventually drips or runs on your chrome and paint leaving streaks. How upsetting is that after you spent quality time washing and drying and there are still water spots and streaks all over your finished work!

It’s really no secret and the way around water spots and streaks is using the right tools for the job. Using the right tools saves time, money, and unneeded aggravation. Years ago someone told me about using a leaf blower on my motorcycle and I thought they were insane until I got tired of wasting an hour or more drying everything on my motorcycle and tried using a leaf blower. I have to say it cut my time down in 1/3 with outstanding results. I have to admit that I still had to go around and wipe a little here and there with a chamois but the time savings was significant and the results were spectacular. Eventually I found another tool that works even better and faster with results that are remarkable. What I found was the Air Force Blaster Motorcycle Dryer. There are three different models of the Air Force Blaster; the 1.3 HP, 4 HP, 8 HP. Each of these models does an outstanding job turning the normal hour or better choir into 10 minutes or less removing every molecule of water off your motorcycle. There is no using a chamois when using the Air Force Blaster, just turn it on and let it do all the drying for you!

This tool may seem like an investment to you and you are right, it’s an investment to save time and effort to get superior results in the final look of your motorcycle. Any good motorcycle dealership has an Air Force Blaster model in their shop for their employees to use when the work is complete on a customer’s motorcycle and wash time begins. Why do you ask? The reason is simple, dealerships are in the business to make money while they also provide great service and products. If they want a customer to return with their motorcycle they are going to give it back to their customer in better condition than what it came in as. Washing only makes sense, although it is very time consuming and the customer really doesn’t pay for this service. Dealerships found the tool that saves their employees significant time and them a huge amount of money on wages, that right the Air Force Blaster! Air Force Blaster enables a dealership’s employees to wash 8-10 motorcycle in the time it use to take washing one motorcycle the old fashion way. The money they spent buying an Air Force Blaster provided an immediate return with phenomenal results.

I encourage you to try the Air Force Blaster out, any model will provide outstanding results with an immediate return on your investment. Time is money and you can never put a dollar amount on the time taken away from riding and spent on cleaning. Thanks for reading and please post comments, we always enjoy hearing feedback on our blogs and products.

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What is Road Rash?

Posted on December 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

Anyone who has ever fallen from a bicycle or while running is aware of the sometimes agony of a road rash accident. As awful as falling and skinning one’s knee is, the injury can be far worse than simply removing a couple of layers of skin.

Road rash is the colloquial term used by cyclists, bikers, and anyone else who has ever been hurt on the road to describe the skin (and sometimes bone) injury that is the result of abrading the skin with road surfaces. This type of injury is most frequently, when it is serious, the result of serious cycling accidents and motorcycle accidents in general. The term or injury name has often been used to describe injuries from surfing, skateboarding, and inline skating.

The chances of road rash can be reduced significantly by wearing the proper and appropriate safety gear for whatever activity is involved. For motorcycles, this means wearing a jacket designed for motorcycle safety, a full face helmet, gloves, boots, and any other protective gear available.

Abrasion injuries are not uncommon in a variety of fields, including athletics. This type of injury, which is what road rash is, is generally caused by a person falling onto a hard surface, like a road. As the individual slides along on the ground, the friction between the various layers of skin and the road causes the top layers of skin to be rubbed off. This may create an ugly scrape that is raw and looks like hamburger meat but the majority of road rash injuries are actually minor abrasions that will heal in no time.

Like many injuries, the higher the speed of impact, the worse the injury will be. This is due in part to physics and the effects of force. The more speed with which a person is moving before falling, the longer it takes to stop the person once he or she hits the ground. The more time it takes, the more friction that is allowed to interact with the body. This in turn contributes to the severity of the abrasion on the skin.

Because motorcycles are frequently moving at advanced speeds, they pose the greatest risks, in terms of severity, from road rash. The severity seen in motorcycle road rash accidents is much greater than that seen in a runner falling or from a cyclist, regardless of how fast the cyclist is going.

While speed plays a role in the severity of motorcycle abrasions, the addition of a motorcycle holding a person’s body in contact with the road does not help either. Because of this, it is not uncommon for an abrasion injury in a motorcycle accident to scrape down to the bone, literally.

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