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Etc Reviews

The most influential two-wheelers in history

The other day I was wondering to myself, which motorcycle was most influential regarding design, technology, innovation and even concept. Here is the list that I came up with. Of course there are lots and lots of more bikes, but I narrowed it down to the most that influenced mainstream – street and sport motorcycles. […]

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News

Carl Fogarty on The Weakest Link show

Mr Carl Fogarty, which is known for his fearless and extravagant riding skills, and his remarkable SBK wins with the factory Ducati team, has been spotted playing The Weakest Link, the popular TV show.

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News

Do safety courses reduce crashes?

A motorcycle safety study released in 2010 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, found that the safety courses taken by young riders, did not reduce their likelihood of crashing.

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Maintenance

Camshaft position when adjusting valves on a scooter

Adjusting valves is a simple thing to do if you know what you’re doing. You should always adjust the valves when the piston is at the end of the compression cycle at TDC. In this position: the valves are closed cam lobes are pointing downwards The later is valid for scooters with single overhead camshaft […]

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Frame

Motorcycle frames (or chassis)

Monocoque : Very popular with the good old Vespa scooters, the Honda super-cub 50/100 and more. This frame is made out of pressed metal sheets, steel or aluminum. One modern bike which utilizes this frame is the Kawasaki 1400 GTR.