How to Clean, Repair and Rebuild Motorcycle Brake Calipers

While most know the importance of changing brake pads, few perhaps understand the necessity of maintaining both your pads and the brake pistons. Keeping them clean and in good order contributes to optimal braking and in the case of seized pistons is an essential skill to get them working again. Tools you'll need to clean, repair and rebuilt your calipers are: Both 1500 and 800 wet and dry sand paper Wrenches and ...

How to Replace Your Motorcycle Chain

No doubt at one stage in the life of owning a motorcycle you'll need to either replace the chain, or at the very least install a new master link. While it may sound a bit overwhelming, replacing your chain and riveting in the new link isn't very difficult and as long as you continue to clean and lubricate your chain will mean it's a once in a blue moon task. https://youtu.be/WVUYc1B9wLI In this guide, we're going to ...

Ninja 300 Track Bike Project – November Update

This will be our last project update for the year but it's a pretty big one. Not only have we installed new rearsets, a new chain and rear sprocket, we've also made our most important (and most expensive) modification to date - a new fully adjustable rear shock absorber from German manufacturer Wilbers. A shock from Öhlins is probably the way 99 per cent of Ninja 300 riders go, but we decided on the Wilbers for two ...
Get Comfortable With AltRider's DualControl Brake System

Get Comfortable With AltRider’s DualControl Brake System

When riding offroad there's a lot of variation in your body position, the biggest of which is how you ride the bike between standing and sitting down. One issue that arises is your foot position in relation to the rear brake which is a critical input when hitting dirt roads. Accessories manufacturer AltRider thinks they have come up with a solution that's pretty low-tech - which when we're talking about offroad riding is ...
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How to Change Your Fork Oil

Your front forks play a huge roll in the handling of your bike and like your engine, their performance is heavily dictated by the quality of the oil inside. But forks are more exposed to the elements than the engine, with dust finding its way inside over many thousands of miles ridden. This means you should change your fork oil at least as regularly as you do so for your engine. https://youtu.be/LoBhWOKChdw This guide ...

Ninja 300 Track Bike Project – September Update

It's been two months since our last update and as usual, things can sometimes get in the way of best intentions. But thankfully progress on our little Ninja 300 project bike continues and includes replacement parts that were damaged when we bought the bike from auction, a new battery and some nice upgrades to the front suspension. Our big modification this month is for something you'll never even see - the fork ...
Phoenix Racing Stand Touted as the Most Advanced Motorcycle Stand

Phoenix Racing Stand Touted as the Most Advanced Motorcycle Stand

A new Kickstarter campaign by Phoenix Racing Stands claim that their design is the most advanced motorcycle stand in the industry. While it's hard to describe a new configuration of what is essentially welded steel and caster wheels as ground breaking their design is extremely clever and versatile, so much so that it the best combination of stand and storage solution we've seen. As per their campaign, the Phoenix Racing ...
Motorcycle Snake Oil - 5 Performance Mods That Aren't Worth the Money

Motorcycle Snake Oil – 5 Performance Mods That Aren’t Worth the Money

It's somewhat ironic that given most modern motorcycles have power to weight ratios that would make a supercar jealous, we're still so interested in modding our motorcycles to get even more grunt out of them. But sometimes money invested is not money well spent and there are plenty of things you can waste your money on when looking to improve the performance of your bike. We take a look at five such things that are a waste ...