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.

Victory Vegas 8-Ball Project: "Evil 8" Part 3

After adding on a small bevy of custom parts and doing a major upgrade on the suspension we decided to conclude our "Evil 8" project by swapping out the out of place Swept System exhaust pipes with a 2-into-1 collector pipe.

Victory Vegas 8-Ball Project: "Evil 8" Part 2

Old-time hot rodders had a saying: "If it don't go, chrome it." Taking liberty with that age-old axiom of form over function, we looked at our Vegas 8 Ball project bike, Evil 8, and concluded: "If it don't handle, suspend it."

When Triumphs Go Bad!

In recent years there's been a re-boom of interest in Triumph customs. Here we'll look at four Southern California variations on a Triumph chopper theme, bikes built by individuals each with a unique perspective on what constitutes a Brit Bike Gone Bad!

Victory Vegas 8-Ball Project: Part 1

We dog-eared many pages in Victory Motorcycles' 2010 parts and accessories catalog to personalize our Vegas 8 Ball with jan-u-ine Victory custom components.

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 9

Corbin has been making saddles, saddlebags and fairings for more than 40 years, an American icon in the motorcycling. Who better to turn to, then, when it came time to find a new seat for our Project KLR650?

2009 Yamaha WR250X Project Bike

It was so much fun having the WR250X around we decided to keep it for awhile to judge its overall capabilities. While we were at it, we bolted on a couple of Yamaha accessories to make it easier and more fun to live with.

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 7

For KLR slip-on power, check out Jardine's RT5 for an instant boost. Strapping the Jardine to our KLR650 project bike increased power across the board and throughout the entire rev range, ultimately adding 3 horsepower and 3.5 ft-lbs at their peaks.

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 6

If the armored car look of big trailies isn't your thing, maybe this soft-sided saddlebag system is right for you.

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 5

We did it. MO's project KLR accepted the challenge to ride to the world's largest shipping shortcut and performed like a champ.

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 3

So it's been a while since we've last visited the Project KLR. But we're back with a long story I hope to make short. She's going in to battle, and it's about time!

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our project KLR series. We're still in the early stages, but we've been gathering ideas for our resident workhorse, including suggestions coming from you guys via the project's Forum thread.

Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike: Part 1

'Tis the season for installs and overhauls. With holidays and sub-freezing temperatures, there's time to prepare for the next riding season. decided to join the KLR club and ordered up a KLR650 for a long-term evaluation. Come join the ride