Category Archives: Motorcycle Maintenance

Building a Motorcycle Tool Kit: Road Trip Preparation

Spring is finally in the air in these parts and I’ve already started to do a bit of off-roading locally and down at Shawnee State Forest. Some of my posts on Instagram have received several questions about what tools I keep on … Continue reading

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Change a Tire with Zip Ties: DIY Motorcycle Maintenance

Back in December I replaced the worn Shinko 705 rear tire on the Scrambler with a Heidenau K60 Scout. Expecting an especially stiff sidewall, I wanted to avoid the labor intensive “traditional” tire change method, so I decided to give … Continue reading

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How to Change a Battery: DIY Motorcycle Maintenance

At some point you’ve walked out to the bike, turned the key, thumbed the starter button, only to be met with the dreaded “click click click” of a dead battery. I actually went through this several times before I started … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Maintenance: Valve Adjustment with 42k service

Back around the New Year the odometer starting ticking close to 42,000 miles and it was time to change the life blood in the trusty Triumph. When I neared 36k back in September, I had a discussion with friends about … Continue reading

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Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra: Taking it further

A few months back I wrote about changing out my front tire from the Metzeler ME 880 to the new ME 888 Marathon Ultra. This year’s trip to the Dragon Raid had a few casualties, my rear ME 888 that … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Maintenance: Routine Chain Lubrication

The weatherman has been forecasting doom and gloom for like 3 weeks straight; we got a short respite over the weekend of the 4th, but it’s back to rain again this week. Considering the weather, I decided it was time … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Maintenance: 30,000 mile service (abridged)

All of the exciting spring riding finally caught up to me last weekend; the odometer clicked 30,000 miles and it was time for another service. The modern Triumph twins run full synthetic oil, so the service intervals are every 6,000 miles, … Continue reading

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