Tips & Tricks

Do you like to tinker with your motorcycle or try and find ways to make it faster or more comfortable? Do you want to start making changes to your motorcycle and don’t know where to start? This is the place for you. From learning how to install a new exhaust system to completely overhauling a motorcycle to suit your specific needs, you can read about it all here.

Chain and Sprockets Swap

We're guilty. Yeah, probably you too. Guilty of leaving our bikes' bottoms to themselves for way too long. Rather ride than wrench 'em, eh? And true enough, gunky chains, mungy sprockets and such are not pleasant to ponder, let alone deal with.

Buying a Motorcycle Part IV: Where It Comes From

Buying the latest and greatest bike right off the showroom floor is great for those of us with disposable income or great credit, but some of us just need some solid wheels to get around on. We dispatched Editor Ets-Hokin undercover to a national auction.

Buying a Motorcycle Part III: The Economics of New Motorcycles

So you want to buy a new motorcycle? You've read Buying a Bike, Part I and Buying a Bike, Part II, the first two installments in this series and you've decided that buying somebody else's used bike doesn't appeal to you.

When Fix-A-Flat Isn't Enough

It's just before 11 p.m. on a chilly spring night in Central California. A MO staffer rides a Honda ST1100 up a very boring Route 99, half asleep at the throttle...

Buying a Motorcycle for the Compulsive or Impulsive- Part II

For those of you considering buying a motorcycle, whether it's your first, second or 77th, our intrepid Editor-at-Large Gabe Ets-Hokin has churned out another installment of his Buying a Motorcycle series. We hope you find it illuminating.

Buying a Motorcycle for the Compulsive or Impulsive- Part I

Most of you reading our little magazine already have a motorcycle, but we know many of you don't. Either you have never owned one, or you haven't had one for a long time. In either case, there is plenty you should consider before taking that plunge.

Smolder, Pop, Burn

We live in a society of rules. But when it comes to riding motorcycles... damn the torpedos!

How to Change Your Oil

I know, I know... It's a basic task that anybody who rides a motorcycle should be FORCED to perform at least once in their riding career

Feets Don't Fail Me Now

Even though he lives in the sticks and sports an honest-to-god Gray Ponytail, Martin Hackworth is a true enthusiast, who gladly tackles any assignment thrown his way...

Joys Of Swap Meet Madness

One man's junk is, of course, another's gold. If you're thinking of riding vintage and haven't learned to cruise the swap meets for that oddball part you need, read on and learn...

Getting Started at the Strip

What you'll need to go street class racing: A set of racing leathers, (leather jacket and pants are still approved in some sanctions) full-face Snell 85 or 90 approved helmet, boots, gloves, and one motorcycle...