Get Custom and Hard to Find Gaskets from Gasket King

Gaskets are an essential part of any engine. A seal meant to fill a space between two "joined" objects while under compression, the seals prevent fluids from leaking, maintaining the integrity of the engine and all of its components. Even if a part doesn't fit perfectly with another, any gaps and small imperfections are filled with the correct sized gasket. When it comes to the gaskets in your … [Read more...]

Ways To Keep Your Old Bike Feeling New

There are two kinds of bike owners, those who buy a new bike and do the bare minimum until something better comes along and a trade up is made, and those who see their bike as an investment that should be cherished and maintained for many years to come. Even a painfully old bike left to rot throughout the year can feel like new again with a little patience and a lot of elbow grease, but why not … [Read more...]

How To Properly Wash Your Motorcycle

Anyone who owns a motorcycle knows that it is obviously much more fun to be out and riding around than stuck home washing it, but they also know that it is an essential part of taking care of the machine you love so much. How often you wash your motorcycle is a balancing act. Washing often allows you to make sure everything perfectly clean and running at optimal condition, but washing your bike … [Read more...]

Steps to Winterize your Motorcycle

There are plenty of steps you should take to get your motorcycle ready for the harsh winter season, and even more tips and tricks from experts and enthusiasts all over the world on the best ways to do it. Without diving too deep into the millions of ways you should take special care of your bike, here are just a few simple and basic steps to winterize your motorcycle this upcoming … [Read more...]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Motorcycle Maintenance

Whether you’re a first time enthusiast or a seasoned professional, there are certain things you should and should not do in terms of motorcycle maintenance. So without further ado, here just a few of the most essential do’s & don’ts of motorcycle maintenance. Some Powerful Lube   Do: Always used heavy-duty lubrication that is specifically designed for automotive use on your motorcycle … [Read more...]

Guide to Rebuilding an Old Motorcycle: Part 3

Last month we finished your bike; or rather you did all by yourself! Perhaps you excitedly drove it around the block or down to get your significant other some of her favorite ice cream, but something still didn’t feel quite right. You may have felt like a total bad boy with that cold hunk of steel vibrating beneath you, knowing that you alone brought life to that otherwise lifeless object, but … [Read more...]

Guide to Rebuilding an Old Motorcycle: Part 2

By now you’ve had about a month to fiddle with that beautiful labor of love in your garage. Remember we talked about the first moment you two saw each other, and how wonderful (and painstaking) the process to completion would be? We told you about the importance of a good manual, and you scoffed but now hopefully understand what we meant. We advised a proper assessment, and reminded you to check … [Read more...]

Guide to Rebuilding an Old Motorcycle: Part 1

You just couldn't help it.  You were driving to work when you saw it, or maybe you were surfing through listings on a local internet resale site when you found your dream bike.  It gleamed with potential, but it was clear from the start that this was going to be a labor of love—with emphasis on labor.  Before you succumb to buyer's regret and sell your dream at a loss, take a look at this basic … [Read more...]

Tips to Staying Safe When You Ride

Riders who love motorsports know that it is the ultimate freedom. When you head out on your bike, the road is yours for the taking—you can plot your way on a GPS or let destiny be your guide.  Before you set out, be sure to take the time to learn what you need to keep the rubber on the road and stay safe out there. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are now more … [Read more...]

Is Your Bike Ready for 77th Sturgis Black Hills Rally?

When John “Pappy” Hoel and his wife Pearl decided to host a weekend rally of races for the members of their motorcycle club, the Jackpine Gypsies, they didn’t just start a tradition—they changed the face of motorcycling in the United States forever. Originally called the "The Black Hills Motor Classic," the first rally kicked off in the summer of 1938 in what was just a sleepy town in western … [Read more...]

How to Pressure Check a 2-Stroke Engine

When you can't get your vintage two-stroke motorcycle engine running smoothly after checking the ignition timing and carburetion,  it's possible that you have leak.  As the piston rises, it compresses the fuel and air. At the top of the stroke, the spark plug lights the compressed mixture, increasing the pressure and driving the piston downward and rotating the crankshaft.   The rising piston … [Read more...]