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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...]

Check Out Our Latest Products

Here at Gasket King, we are known for our custom-fabricated,  top-quality composite fiber replacement gaskets for vintage motorcycles, but our goal is to continue to build the largest database of gaskets available to riders, builders, and vintage bike devotees everywhere.   Our latest products include offerings from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha.  Whether you Ride Red with Honda, or you Let … [Read more...]

Replacing Motorcycle Gaskets and Seals

Every time you perform regular service or repair on your motorcycle that involves gaskets and seals, be prepared to replace them--even if they look fine.  By installing new engine components with old seals and gaskets, you accelerate the wear of your new parts and jeopardize the integrity of your engine.   To save time and frustration, identify the seals and gaskets you will need to complete the … [Read more...]

Quality Gaskets Make a Difference

When it's time to perform that all-important maintenance on your vintage motorcycle, you know there are places where you simply can't cut corners. Initially, riders may believe that there isn't much difference between one replacement gasket and another, so you choose price over quality, but you'll soon learn there are variations in materials, manufacturing processes, cutting methods and product … [Read more...]

Some of the Most Popular Motorcycle Classics

There are vintage bikes for every type of rider. Whether you're motocross or trail rider, or you open up the engine on the highway, you can find your heart's desire in one of these rides. When it comes to vintage bikes, doesn't get much cooler than Steve McQueen on the low-slung seat of  a Triumph Bonneville.  This iconic bike takes its name from the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where … [Read more...]

Some of Our Best Selling Gaskets

At Gasket King, we carry thousands of gaskets for dozens of great bikes. We have our favorites, and we know that you do, too. We are passionate about motorsports so we strive to bring you the best for your vintage motorcycle. It doesn't matter if you're a rider who loves to work on his bike, or you wait until you have an issue, we have you covered with in-stock gaskets and the ability to custom … [Read more...]

Tips to Keep Your Bike Running Strong

The key to keeping any bike running at its best is maintenance.  Some riders relish the thought of spending the day in the garage wrenching on their favorite bike, but some guys put off until there is a performance issue or worse--the bike won't start. Whether you love working on your new or vintage motorcycle, or you'd rather have a tooth filled than bleed the brakes, here are some tips to make … [Read more...]

How to Remove Tough Gaskets

When it’s time to perform a little routine maintenance on your beloved vintage bike, you’re bound to encounter a gasket from time to time that just won’t budge. It’s a debate that has been going on among seasoned riders and newbies for generations: how do you remove a stuck gasket? You may be tempted to bring out the power tools and abrasive scrubbers and wire discs, but be aware that the … [Read more...]