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Are Trikes Easier to Ride than Motorcycles? (Explained)

Riding a motorcycle requires juggling multiple skills; eye-hand coordination, manual shifting, defensive driving, presence, awareness, focus, attention to detail, physical strength and endurance, and balance. Trikes have become increasingly popular over the past few decades, particularly among riders with physical limitations that hinder the balance and strength required to operate a two-wheeled motored vehicle safely. …

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What’s the Top Speed for Honda Shadow 750 & 1100? (Examples)

The Honda Shadow line of motorcycles is a line of cruiser motorcycles the Japanese manufacturing company based on the increasingly popular American muscle-cruiser style. The Shadows mirror their American contemporaries by stocking a V-Twin engine, updated with liquid-cooling. Two of the most iconic Shadow models are the various 750cc and 1100cc iterations, including the Aero, …

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Motorcycle Headlight Won’t Turn On | Here’s Why (SOLVED)

Motorcycle electrical systems have come a long way since the days of the original gas-lamp design. Today we have everything from multi-faceted LED-comprised headlights to simple-but-bright, tried-and-true halogen setups, both of which are powered by the motorcycle battery. Most motorcycle headlights illuminate automatically at the turn of the key. If it doesn’t, electrical troubleshooting can …

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Motorcycle Battery Won’t Charge While Riding: 11 Reasons (Solved)

The battery is an intricate part of fundamental motorcycle operation. Whether you’re on an old vintage-goldie or a high-tech modern moto-masterpiece, the battery is critical to starting the bike and powering your headlights, gauge displays, and your ECU and fuel injection systems when applicable. The battery can perform these essential functions thanks to a charging …

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4 Most-Common Problems With Honda CB500F

Debuting in 2013 with a 471cc motor, the CB500F naked bike has won the hearts of many moto-maniacs, including those who use it for daily commutes and fiery streetfighters. Thanks to Honda’s reliably liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine design, the CB500F rarely breaks a sweat to achieve exceptional performance and longevity. However, like all mechanical products, the …

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How Long Do Honda VT250s Last? 3 Examples

Honda’s historical mini sportbike dates back to 1982, with the semi-faired VT250F. With its DOHC 4-valve-per-cylinder, 90-degree water-cooled V-twin engine, the VT250F had significantly reduced primary vibration compared to the competition’s inline twin engines and gave it a lower center of gravity and lower seat height. In 1988, Honda elevated the little ripper into the …

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