Motorcycles

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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Do Motorcycle Helmets Have To Be DOT Approved? (Explained)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has stern conditions manufacturers of motorcycle helmets must meet. They concern a motorcycle helmet’s field of vision, retention process, resistance to penetration, and safety labeling.    The thoroughly documented DOT testing procedure is one of the most uncompromising in the world, as far as impact tests go, but do motorcycle helmets …

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Matte vs. Glossy Motorcycle Helmets? What You Should Know

In the last few years, matte finishes have become increasingly popular. The finish spans many industries, including photography, home decor, and automotive and motorcycles. From your bathroom tile to your motorcycle helmet, matte finishes can be found everywhere. If you’re considering purchasing a matte helmet, you should know the differences between a matte and gloss …

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