Many of us spend a lot of money on a good quality helmet (or two or three), so when it comes time to replace your helmet, you may be a bit hesitant. It's understandable. I'm the same way. We like the colors or the style. The fit is great and the padding has that "broken-in" feel, plus new helmets aren't cheap. But helmets are designed to keep our noggins safe during a crash (or lightning strike in some cases) and it's important to maintain your helmet and to replace it when the time comes. Continue reading →
People who purchase motorcycles fall in love with their vehicles and the way that they feel while they ride. This is why motorcyclists do everything in their power to keep their bikes running like new and looking like new for as long as possible. They really do grow attached to their vehicles and treat them well in order to be able to enjoy them for years to come. Continue reading →
The snow has melted and the bikes are out. Perhaps you've already made that celebratory ride this spring or perhaps you’re still thinking about it. In either case, our skills may be a little rusty early in the season and many of us are focused more on the pure thrill of the ride than we are about our own safety.
Synthetic vs conventional oil still comes up in discussions. So let's start with some basics to help you understand the difference and the benefits of each type of oil. There are three main types of motor oil: Conventional (petroleum-based oil), fully-synthetic oil and semi-synthetic oil. Knowing when to use synthetic vs conventional oil in your Motorcycle or powersports machine, including side x side, ATV, Snowmobile and Watercraft can mean longer engine life and better performance. The wrong engine oil can lead to decreased throttle response, poor fuel mileage, premature clutch wear (in the instance of a wet-clutch), overheating problems, bearing failures, cylinder wall and cam degradation, stuck piston rings and more.
Spring is here and if you follow our 14-point spring maintenance checklist, you'll be ready to go in no time! We’ve put together a checklist of some basic powersports equipment maintenance tips to get you off to a great start and ready for spring!