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How do I check wheel alignment?

10/10/2013

Checking the wheel alignment on a bike is a really useful skill, especially when you’re out there looking to buy a new machine and you want to make sure the frame isn’t bent and the forks are still straight.

The first thing you need is a straight edge and an eight foot fluorescent tube will give you that.

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What do I do if I lose my motorcycle key?

10/10/2013

These days a lot of bikes have their ignition keys coded to the ECU to make it harder for thieves to get them going.

But that means you have to take extra special care of those keys because if you are unlucky enough to lose both keys you could need a new ECU at up to 3000 AUD.

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How do I protect my motorcycle from theft?

12/10/2013

Aftermarket security systems like Datatag, Smartwater and Alphadot can make the difference between losing your bike forever and getting it back.

Because villains know that they can’t sell the parts of a stolen bike on easily when it’s tagged with some sort of security marking they’ll pass it over and steal the unmarked bike in the next street ...


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Mixing engine oils

01/12/2013
Question: What Happens If You Mix Regular and Synthetic Oil?   Answer: Here's a practical chemistry question for you. Do you know what happens if you mix regular and synthetic motor oil? For example, let's say the mechanic put synthetic oil in your car when you got your oil changed. You stop at a gas station and see you ...

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Cavitation

10/02/2014

Everyone's heard of Cavitation, but what is it? Cavitation occurs when pump intake pressure falls so low that the water is pulled apart by suction to form cavities. This is most likely to happen during low-speed acceleration, when there is little forward motion to force water into the pump intake. It can also happen when the engine and impeller ...


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