Tag Archives: Motorcycle Maintenance

How to Clean a Motorcycle Chain: Routine Maintenance with the Snapjack

Way back in the early days of Moto Adventurer, I did a “How-to” piece on chain maintenance. Despite my preface, “This is how I do things, not necessarily the right way to do things”, I want to revisit this topic … Continue reading

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Tried and True Dual Sport Tires: Shoe Shopping with Rosie the Scrambler

Last week I spooned on the first actual “set” of new front and rear tires since I bought the Speedmaster new back in 2013. I’m a little… frugal, to say the least, so I typically run tires as long as they … 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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