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Top 5 Motocross Racing Tips

Posted on 27 November 2017 by Tony Santos

If you’re a motorbike fanatic, Motocross racing must be one of your favorites since it is one of those sports that anyone can join in no matter what their skill level or age is. Dirt bike riding in Motocross can be competitive but if you’re up for the challenge, all you need to do is follow our top 5 motocross training tips with zeal, zest and determination to emerge as a winner. Continue reading “Top 5 Motocross Racing Tips” »

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Top 5 Types of Jeep Bumpers

Posted on 24 November 2017 by Tony Santos

There are several options available for Jeep bumpers in the market as per their models and use. They come in designs that increase the overall utility of the vehicles as well as improve their appearance. The five most common jeep bumpers include: Continue reading “Top 5 Types of Jeep Bumpers” »

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Why Has Car Modification Become so Popular?

Posted on 07 November 2017 by Tony Santos

There are many people who are really into their cars but cannot afford to purchase the sporty or top end models that they would like. Those that do not have high end vehicles therefore often turn to modifications so that they can turn their cheaper vehicle into one that boasts higher performance and improved aesthetics. Continue reading “Why Has Car Modification Become so Popular?” »

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Essential Winter Checks for Your Car

Posted on 07 November 2017 by Tony Santos

As a motorist, the roads can be dangerous at the best of times but during the winter they can be particularly hazardous. The cold weather and road conditions can make driving really dangerous during this season and one of the problems is that many drivers simply aren’t prepared. This is despite the fact that they know the bad weather is coming and the issues that it can cause. Continue reading “Essential Winter Checks for Your Car” »

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What to consider when making a greener fleet

Posted on 23 October 2017 by Tony Santos

Due to the large number of commercial vehicles on the road today, operated by both public and private sector organisations across the UK, we must consider making a greener fleet. Have you considered just how much your fleet could be costing your business if you haven’t taken the necessary steps to introduce green vehicles into your organisation? Continue reading “What to consider when making a greener fleet” »

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How To Keep Your Car In Good Shape

Posted on 20 September 2017 by Tony Santos

 

Cars are expensive to purchase and maintain. They’re one of the items around your house you may take for granted and forget that it needs to be taken care of. It’s important attend to your vehicle so it looks nice and lasts longer. Continue reading “How To Keep Your Car In Good Shape” »

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Things to Check Before Handing Over Cash for a Used Car

Posted on 18 September 2017 by Tony Santos

When buying a used car, you’re usually going to get one that’s got no problems or no known problems. However, there are other times when you’ll deal with sellers who don’t know if there are any problems, or they’re simply not telling you if there are. Therefore, it’s crucial you run a few checks on the used car before handing over any cash. Continue reading “Things to Check Before Handing Over Cash for a Used Car” »

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How to Save and Make Money Back on Your Car

Posted on 22 August 2017 by Tony Santos

Money is better saved for life’s pleasures. For securing your children’s futures. For enjoying life. The best way to save thousands of pounds, and to even make money back on your car, is being smart about your purchases. Don’t waste your money on a new car that will lose value the second you drive it to your home. The used cars that you can buy at dealerships are certified, inspected, and have low mileage. The only thing different is that their previous owner has already absorbed most of their depreciation value. Continue reading “How to Save and Make Money Back on Your Car” »

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Roof Rack Carriers

Posted on 06 April 2017 by Tony Santos

Roof racks can be quite useful for so many car owners these days. They are perfect for transferring various bulky items like large containers and extra luggage. You can even opt for these car roof boxes to get more storage space or focus on using the pars to transport specific sports equipment like canoes or bicycles. Continue reading “Advantages And Disadvantages Of Roof Rack Carriers” »

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3 Motorcycle maintenance tasks you can do yourself

Posted on 08 March 2017 by Tony Santos

Nobody likes paying excessive mechanic bills for chores they can do themselves. Keeping your motorcycle in good shape requires a number of regular tasks, and quite a few of them can probably done on your own.

That doesn’t mean that a good pro shop like Procycles.com.au should be left out of the loop. A professional mechanic should still be on hand for the more serious repairs and work your bike eventually needs.

 

Change the Oil

This is usually the first maintenance task that motorcycle owners learn to do for themselves, since it’s a familiar job that is a lot like changing the oil in a car. You just have to get your bike up on a stand and remove the drain cap for the oil tank. Drain out all the old oil into a pan for proper disposal. Once it’s fully drained out, use a rag to clean up any spills or drips around the drain and replace the cap. Now you just need to refill the tank with the oil best suited for your motorcycle.

 

Check on the Chain

You can actually do a couple of maintenance chores on your own when it comes to taking care of your bike’s chain. The easiest one is to give the chain a cleaning to keep it running smoothly. Using a grease removal product, or simply WD-40, you can use a stiff brush to scrub away any accumulated grease and debris.

Along with cleaning, you can also adjust the tension if it’s getting a little too loose. Not a chore for the novice but if you are handy around your bike, why not give it a try? Your manual will indicate the proper torque settings, and you just need a torque wrench to do the work. It’s a good idea to have someone sitting on the bike while you do it though. If you’re not sure about tackling this job, there are online videos and tutorials that explain the process.

Once done with the cleaning and possible tightening, don’t forget to re-lubricate your chain for a smooth ride.

 

Replace the Spark Plugs

While it’s not a frequent job, it’s still one that you can do on your own. Your owner’s manual will let you know how often the plugs should be changed out, based on your mileage. We can’t provide any instructions on how to do this as the location of the plugs varies a lot from one bike to the next. It may be simple, and it may mean you have to take some of the engine apart.  Once you’ve located them, replace them one at a time so there are no mix-ups and don’t over-tighten them. Just enough to be snug.

These are some good places to start as you learn more about doing your own motorcycle maintenance tasks. Though these are perfect for the new bike owner to master, this is by no means a complete list. You can also check on tire pressure, changing the filters, and lubricating cables are a few other areas you can take a look at yourself too.

 

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