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Good news for motorists when things go bad is that an elite program for automotive repair facilities, founded by the group that certifies auto technicians, marks its tenth year. The Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program (BSRP) was founded to specifically recognize those businesses with the highest commitment to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)'s goals. Businesses must have at least 75 percent of their repair personnel ASE certified in each area of service offered and submit to an annual review. In addition to looking for a repair shop with certified technicians, ASE recommends that consumers start shopping for a repair facility beforeКthey need one; look for a well-organized facility, with vehicles in the parking lot equal in value toКtheir own, and modern equipment in the service bays; and look for policies on estimated repair costs, diagnostic fees, guarantees, and methods of payment. There are some 1,500 such BSRP facilities, including repair shops, parts establishments and support businesses. They're committed to professional excellence and communicating quality to consumers. These shops post an ASE sign and often display distinctive BSRP items, including a wall plaque, posters, customer handouts and window decals. The technicians wear blue and white ASE shoulder insignia.
Gas motor scooters are often thought of as toys, innocent and cheap fun. But it's exactly that type of thinking that can get a gas scooter driver into deep trouble. First and foremost scooters are motor vehicles just like motorcycles and automobiles. They share the road with other cars and trucks and are subject to similar laws and regulations. And although they are an object of desire for many they can be dangerous for the unexperienced or unprepared. As a general rule gas powered scooters are regulated by state laws as either motorcycles or mopeds and are subject to similar regulations as these other motor vehicles. By staying alert and using caution many accidents can be avoided. Most accidents arise due to carelessness. By paying attention to what is going on around you and what other drivers are doing you can feel relatively safe out on the highway. There are two things that cause the majority of accidents, speeding and following too closely to the vehicle ahead. Driving safely is all about giving other drivers enough reaction time. If another driver wants to change into your lane directly in front of you it may cause you to lose control if you are speeding and haven't enough time to react. Without enough time to slow down this maneuver by the other driver may require you to move into another lane to avoid him. This can affect other drivers in other lanes which is the beginning of many accidents. Another major mistake that many gas scooter drivers make is following too closely. When the person ahead of you suddenly slams on the brakes you need enough time to slow down comfortably. Ramming into the back of someone's car is not what you want to do, especially when you are driving a small scooter without any protection around you. By following the speed limits and giving yourself enough room to slow down if something unexpected should happen in front of you most accidents can be prevented. The third problem arises when gas powered scooters are purchased for use by children and teenagers who do not even possess a valid driver's license. Drivers with licenses may not be any safer on the road than unlicensed drivers, but at least they have had some training and experience behind the wheel of a car. Children and teenagers without any training can be an accident waiting to happen when it comes to motor scooters. Without any experience or training children and young teenagers can quickly find themselves in positions that experienced drivers normally would not. Kids have been known to throw caution into the wind, darting in and out of traffic without a clue as to the dangers. On gas scooters that are so small they can't be seen well by other drivers, and without much driving experience or training, kids will pose a hazard to both themselves and the other motorists they come in contact with. Parents should be strongly cautioned to have their children receive the proper amount of training on their gas power scooters before they are allowed onto the busy city streets. Find a deserted road and put them through a training session. The life a parent saves may be his own children's. Only after a parent feels comfortable with his child's driving skills should they allow the child onto the busier streets. By making sure that our children know the safety rules of the road we are decreasing their chances of being involved in a serious accident. Before we can legally drive a car on the highway we must all pass certain tests. Why should it be any different for younger kids? Gas or electric scooters are wonderful little vehicles that are fun to drive, cheap to buy and are very handy for traveling short distances around the neighborhood to perform errands. They usually have larger storage room than a motorcycle and are very inexpensive to operate. There are many reasons for owning a gas scooter, but in the hands of the untrained and inexperienced they can be deadly. The ATV, go carts, dirt bikes and mini bikes are other vehicles that are often owned and operated by younger drivers. But they are usually not seen on the city streets as scooters are. Go karts are typically driven on tracks specifically designed for the go cart. And the mini bike, dirt bike or ATVs are typically driven off road. These other vehicles avoid many of the dangers that scooter drivers must face, namely traffic on the busy highway. Gas scooters are quite popular these days, especially among the younger market who are too young to drive cars yet. Without proper training for these kids it opens the door to possible serious accidents. As the worldwide popularity of gas scooters grows we need to make sure that people's awareness of driving and safety regulations keeps pace, especially among the kids that have no previous drivers experience. Kids often think of gas scooters as toys, not as potentially dangerous vehicles. But a scooter is not a toy. It is a motor vehicle that is subject to certain laws and regulations. People need to be aware of the potential scooter dangers and remain alert while driving at all times. They should not drive erratically, but be predictable and courteous to other drivers on the road. They should follow the speed limits and remain a safe distance behind other vehicles. Kids should receive proper training before being allowed on the busier streets. By taking these few safety precautions we can help ensure a fun safe driving experience for all.
The motorcycle was first developed for every day use in the military during WWII. Along with this development came a lot of the motorcycle gear and motorcycle apparel that enthusiasts still use to this day. One of these style are the German motorcycle helmets. Fashioned after World War One and World War Two German Army battle helmets, the German motorcycle helmets do not stray far from the original design. There have been other helmet designs based on the original German motorcycle helmet, but this style remains true throughout time. Being one of the most popular styles today as a motorcycle helmet, the German motorcycle helmet was once only available as a novelty item. It was something to set the extraordinary motorcycle rider apart from the rest of the crowd. Today, there are German motorcycle helmets, that have been approved by the D. O.T. for use in motorcycle riding. There are no face shields for these types of helmet. They look a lot like the half shell of a turtle. The only other part that sets it apart from a turtle shell are it's colors and the chin strap. Black is a very popular color. Pink German motorcycle helmets can be purchased for the female motorcycle rider as well. Chrome German motorcycle helmets are available and add a certain flair to the helmet. Carbon fiber German motorcycle helmets are very durable and have a resilience like no other. They can be covered with leather to give them a smooth and semi-glossy finish, as opposed to the shiny black that carbon fiber offers. These can also be adorned with flat black flames that offset the glossy black of the helmet. When you are measuring for the size of a German motorcycle helmet, use a cloth tape measure. Consider having someone help you to do the measuring. This will ensure that you obtain an accurate measurement. Placing the tape measure about one inch above the eyebrows, and calculating the circumference of your head is the best way to find out the size that you would need. If the measurement falls between two sizes, choose the smaller size. Remember that the chin strap will also help adjust the fit for you as well. As there are no face shields to the German motorcycle helmet, the motorcycle rider might want to purchase some motorcycle eye protection for their apparel. This is an absolute must on long road trips. The more popular options are yellow, gray, or clear blue tinted goggles. These use a strap around your head and are even more securely fastened in place by the chin strap feature of the German motorcycle helmets. Whether you prefer leather, carbon fiber, chrome, or simply flat black flames, there is a German motorcycle helmet right for you. The sizes are plentiful, and the originality of the style ensures that you remain a part of motorcycle riding's great history. Purchase one today, and be sure to make the right call and buy the eye protection right for you.
The Mini Moto is a small scale replica of the World Super Bikes used by the likes of Valentino Rossi and ex champion Carl Fogarty. The Mini Moto comes equipped with either a two stroke air or water cooled engine which are, depending on the model, capable of speeds of up to 60Mph. But how much do you know your mini moto? In this part I will underline the finer points of the components that make these speeds possible. The Two Stroke Engine The two stroke engine produces more hp per pound than the four stroke engine. The two stroke engine consists of three moving parts, the piston, the rod and the crank. The piston acts as valve that opens and closes the intake and exhaust ports that are located on the walls of the cylinder. Unlike the four stroke engine that fires only every other time of the pistons movement, the two stoke engine fires every time the piston reaches the top of its travel. This means that the time spent generating power is doubled in the two stroke engine than that of the four stroke engine, as there is no engine coasting during passive cycles. This is the main reason that the two stroke engine can rev more highly and produce more power (for its size) that the four stroke. Fuel The two stroke engine needs to be run on a mixture of petrol and two stroke oil. This is so that the engine is kept lubricated whilst in use. 99% of all starting problems are caused by fuel problems. These can stem from bad or old fuel and improperly mixed fuel (please see mixing chart). Do not use fuels that contain alcohol, as the can cause you bike to run 'lean'. Be advised some racing fuels contain alcohol and are best avoided... We recommend that you use normal petrol for a garage and quality two stroke oil. A mixture that is too lean i. e. not enough two stroke oil can damage your mini moto's engine as the moving parts are not properly lubricated. This can cause the engine to seize. However a mixture that is too rich can choke the engine and affect the performance and cause starting problems. You can tell if your mini moto is running too richly by the plumes of white smoke coming out of the exhaust and the lack of performance. A rich mixture (25:1) is needed to lubricate the engine during the 'run in' period; you may experience a lack of performance during this period. The pocket bike may run more slowly and acceleration can be sluggish, however when you change to a mixture of 50:1 you will really notice a difference. The leaner mix ignites in the combustion chamber faster and with a more explosive force than the richer mix. This means higher revs which mean more power and acceleration. We recommend that a fuel mixture of 25:1 is used to 'run in' you mini moto, and a mixture of 50:1 is used thereafter. 'Running in' Your mini moto should be 'run in' for the first 3-4 tanks of fuel. During this period we recommend that you use a fuel mixture of 25:1. This means a mixture that is made up of 25 parts petrol to 1 part of two stroke oil. During the 'running in' period be careful to not rev the engine to its maximum as this can damage the engine. The 'running in' period will allow the moving parts to become well oiled and the clutch and brakes to 'bed' themselves in. After you have run the minimoto on this fuel mixture for 3-4 tanks, check the chain and tighten accordingly, check the tire pressure, tighten the bolts on the brakes, forks and wheels. You may also need to readjust the throttle settings to allow for the higher revs that changing to a leaner fuel mix produces. The bike should now be ready for a fuel mixture of 50:1.
The second part of Get To Know Your Mini Moto will delve further into the many components that contribute to a mini moto, namely the clutch and spark plug, and explain how each plays its part in these remarkable machines. Clutch The mini moto uses a centrifugal clutch to power the drive the sprocket, which in turn drives the back wheel of your mini moto. When you start your mini moto the clutch spins as the engine ticks over. The clutch is engaged when you pull back on the throttle. The increase in speed of revolution of the clutch makes the clutch expand and grip the inside of the clutch bell which turns the sprocket that drives the back wheel of your pocket bike. The clutch can be set up in different ways depending on the type of performance that you want from your minimoto. Adjustable clutches are not standard on mini moto's but an after market Polani or Blata style adjustable clutch can be used in your new mini moto. These allow the rider to adjust the mini moto's set up in according to their preference. Setting the clutch to engage too late when the engine has built up too much power may cause the clutch to slip and never fully engage. This can result in excessive wearing. However setting the clutch to engage too early, before the power has built up in the engine can cause your pocket bike to 'bog down', resulting in slow acceleration. The perfect set up is to get the clutch to engage just as the engine has built enough power to rocket the mini moto away, but without making the clutch slip, this is achievable through trial and error. Spark Plug Making sure that your spark plug is fresh is important in a two stroke mini moto engine. You can tell a lot from the color of the spark plug. The top part of your spark plug is covered in ceramic insulator which, when brand new is white. This part of the spark plug can change color according to how your engine is running. The plug should appear as a nice tan color when the engine is running perfectly, this indicates complete combustion. A grayish or white color indicates that the engine is running too lean which can result in engine damage. In this case you should clean and check your fuel system for any obstruction, check your fuel mixture, check for loose intake manifold bolts and carburetor mounting leeks, faulty gaskets and leaking crank seals. Anywhere that your engine could potentially leek and suck in fresh air can be the source of a lean condition. A blackened or oily spark plug indicates improper combustion and is the result of running too rich. This can be caused by too much oil in the mixture or the spark plug could be faulty and misfiring. Check the fuel mixture and replace the spark plug.
This article explains some of the components that contribute to the make-up of the remarkable piece of engineering called the mini moto. Take a read through and discover how each component plays its part. Air Filter Your new mini moto is equipped with an air filter. Some bikes such as the B1 Origami rep liquid cooled and the Mini Dirt bike have a 'cone' style K and N style air filter. The 2005 mk2 mini moto and the B1 Origami Replica air cooled bikes have a standard mini moto air filter. Both air filters purify the intake of air that is sucked into the carburetor. This means that the air filter should be cleaned regularly as the mini moto's performance can begin to suffer as the engine can become starved of air if the air filter is choked with debris. To reach the air filter, remove the bikes bottom fairing, remove the protective cover by unscrewing the holding screws. Clean the air filter in petrol but make sure that the filter is dry before reattaching to you mini moto. Tires The tires on your mini moto are filled with air (pneumatic). Please consult your mini moto handbook for the appropriate psi. It is important to check the tire pressure regularly, an under inflated tire will affect the performance of your mini moto, acceleration can become sluggish and cornering can become dangerous. Chain Before riding your mini moto you need to make sure that the front and back sprockets are aligned and that the chain is perfectly straight running between them. Once you have established this make sure that the chain is tensioned correctly (please see your mini moto handbook). To test the tension of the chain you can manually push the pocket bike, if you hear a 'pinging' or 'popping' sound the chain is too loose. If the chain is noisy and starts to bind the chain is too tight. Make sure that the chain is well oiled. The chain needs to be oiled before every ride. Gearing The gearing of you mini moto is dictated by the number of the teeth on the front sprocket and on the back sprocket. The sprockets can be changed as an easy way to manipulate top end speed and acceleration, quite like changing gear on a mountain bike. A front sprocket with more teeth will improve acceleration; however the top end speed will be reduced. A larger rear sprocket will produce a higher top speed but acceleration will suffer. The gearing on your bike can be adjusted in accordance for the track you are intending to ride i. e. a small track with a lot of bends will suit gearing for improved acceleration, however a track with long straights will require a mini moto that is geared for a higher top speed.
In the last part of the Get To Know Your Mini Moto series, I will explain how further components of the mini moto contribute to this great little machines. Throttle The throttle on your new mini moto is a 'twist grip' style throttle. When you twist the throttle the throttle cable is pulled back revving the engine. It is important to keep this cable free from obstacles and clean. If the throttle begins to feel 'loose' of 'gives', the tension of the cable can be adjusted via the adjusting screw. Brakes The brake system comprises of brake levers, brake cables, brake calipers and brake discs. The brakes on your mini moto are operated by levers found on the handle bars. The right hand brake controls the front brake, and the left controls the back brake. Pulling on the handle pulls the brake cable which in turn pulls the lever located on the bake caliper. This action pushes the brake discs towards each other. This creates friction on the brake disc which slows down or stops the bike. The brakes can be adjusted in the following ways. The brake cable can be tensioned using the adjustment screw found on the brake lever. Unscrew the locking nut; twist the screw to reach the desired tension. Re screw the locking nut. This is a two person job. Adjust the screw on the hand brake so that is at the end of its travel. Undo the clamp that holds the brake cable on the lever located on the brake caliper. One person needs to push the lever forward as far as it will, the second person needs to pull back on the brake cable and re fasten the clamp. The crake cable will now be highly tensioned. Pull Start To start the mini moto pull slowly to turn the fly wheel. This pumps some fuel around the engine, which lubricates the moving parts. Pull the pull start firmly in order to start the engine. Important, do not pull the cord to the end of its run as it can break. If the mini moto does not start check the choke and the throttle cable. Choke The choke controls the amount of air that is allowed into the air/fuel mix. The choke is adjusted via a lever located on the side and back of the engine. The choke is off when the lever is down, and on when the lever is up. When you start the mini moto the choke should be on, when the mini moto is warm and ready to ride the choke needs to be off. Carburetor It is recommended that any adjustments to the carburetor are made by a professional. The carburetor pumps and mixes the fuel and air. The small diaphragms, orifices and ports mix the air and fuel very precisely, this process demands clean fresh fuel. Jet The jet can be adjusted by the screw located in the access hole to the right of the choke lever. The jet is adjusted by the manufacture however the conditions of where you wish to ride may be different, which means that you will need to make adjustments. Turning the screw clockwise will make the bike run with a leaner mixture, and counter clockwise will richen the mixture. Only adjust the screw 1 tern at a time and then test the mini moto, this is trail and error. Please note that it is best to find the optimum setting for performance and then run a slightly richer mixture as a mix that is too lean can seize the engine.
With the recent success of Ducati Corse in the World Motorcycle category "Moto GP", engines made in Italy have shown, together with the "custom" Ferrari, to be designed to be regarded as leaders around the globe. Indeed, a bit like in all other areas, the Italian manufacturing presents as well as a high quality product also the passion and determination that distinguishes us in achieving excellence and objectives. In this regard, even in Go-Kart production Italian companies are moving and promoting all over the world, thanks to a great go-kart production using the best engines, components and accessories. But perhaps this fascinating world of competition with mini-cars, called Kart or Go-Kart, is not well known and less popular because of the two sports quoted above: motorcycle and Formula One. Indeed, karting is the simplest form of motorsports run with small cars with essential shape: tubular steel frame without suspension, wheels and engine. The sport, just for fun transmitting in goal, was born as a hobby but now is a step "almost mandatory" for those who wish to embark on a career as a professional pilot. Not surprisingly, the latest F1 exited from its "breeding garden" of the go-kart (Schumacher, Senna, Prost, Alonso, just to name a few). The kart was born in America, as often happens, for economic motivations in 1956 where cars race became increasingly expensive and the number of participants (and especially the audience) was so narrow to seek alternatives. In these terms, the Karting was the dowry of remedy, at least in some respects, this situation by proposing solutions extremely funny but also economic and accessible to all fans of engines. In Italy the phenomenon develops and explodes in the early '70s where simple manual constructions moved towards specialization of some companies in the production and sales of Go-Kart competition. The first racetracks were born and passion spreads quickly from young to older who do not disdain the emotions that only a sports car like the Go-Kart can feel. Recently Kart manufacturers have always researched and developed new solutions, improving each component of competition mini-cars with high technology spare parts able to greatly improve the performance and consistency of the same in sports and competition areas. Finally we have only to indulge in this passion with friends and colleagues in breathtaking races, perhaps without exaggerating for the weak of heart.
Harley’s continuing commitment to produce true-blooded American motorcycles has produced several models for 2007. Starting off with the Harley-Davidson Sportster. The Harley-Davidson Sportster has 8 models. The Sportster is the least expensive among the Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The XL 883 Sportster is the cheapest starting at $6,595 – 7,990. The lower version, the XL 884 Sportster Low is priced between $6,995 – 8,390. Next is the XL 883 Custom which is priced between $7,795 – 9,555. The fourth Sportster is the XL 883 R. This is one exciting Harley-Davidson model with price from $7,795 – 9,090. The bigger XL1200 Custom is priced much higher are 9,695 – $11,470. The XL 1200 Roadster on the other hand has a tag price of $8,695 – 10,090, The lower version of the XL 1200 Roadster, the XL 1200 Low is sold at $9,495 – 11,100. And finally, the model that celebrates that 50 years of conquering the road, the XL 50 is priced at $9,795 10,830. A much higher model, the Dyna, has 5 versions. First is the FDX Super Glide with tag price ranging from $12,395 – 14,785. The FXDC is priced at $14,645 – 16,135. The mid-range Dya, the FXDB is priced a from $13,595 – 14,785. Next on the list is the FXDL Low Rider which is sold at $15,795 - 17,765. Finally, the FXDWG Wide Glide is sold at $16,795 – 18,765. The mid-range Softtail is offered with 8 model-lineup. It starts with the FXST Standard with a price ranges from $14,995 – 16,810. The next one is the FXSTB Night Train at $15,895 – 19,385. The FXSTC Custom is priced between $16,895 to 18,485. The FXSTD Duece is priced at $17,345 – 18,865. The Fat Boy is between $17,095 to 18,980. The FLSTN Deluxe has a tag price of $17,345 – 19,315. The FLSTSC Springer is priced at $17,545 – 19,515. The Classic version ot the FLSTC is priced at $17,820 – 20,015. The other Harley-Davidson models are as follows: VRSC VRSC V-Rod$16,495 – 18,775 VRSCD Night Rod$14,995 – 19,050 VRSCDX Night Rod Special$16,495 – 17,210 VRSCX$19,995 – 21,205 VRSCR Street Rod$15,495 – 16,495 Touring Touring FLHR Road King$17,345 – 19,265 Touring FLHRS Road King Custom$17,525 – 19,075 Touring FLHRC Road King Classic$17,695 – 19,565 Touring FLH Street Glide$18,295 – 19,935 Touring FLTR Road Glide$17,695 – 19,335 Touring FLHT Electra Glide Standard$19,095 – 17,935 Touring FLHTC Electra Glide Classic$18,095 – 20,205 Touring FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide$20,185 – 22,545 Prices are based from the Harley-Davidson official website.
Are you an adventurer? Do you have the spirit of a wanderer? If so, then the hottest new trend in vacation travel, a motorcycle vacation, may be just the ticket for you. Whatever countryside you enjoy, and whatever bike you ride, a motorcycle vacation promises great fun and entertainment. Imagine a history buff that uses a motorcycle to explore old Civil War battlefields. Wilson’s Creek in southwest Missouri, Pea Ridge in Northwest Arkansas, and the site of the battle of West Port near the Plaza in modern day Kansas City are all easily accessible by bike. Or, if exploring the west is more your thing, take a trek out west, starting in Sedalia, the scene of the first recorded cattle drive in history. Then on your bike trace the other cattle towns of the old west like Wichita, Parsons and Dodge City in Kansas. Then keep heading west to Colorado the mile high state and visit Estes Park. Go a little south and visit Colorado Springs, park your bike for a day and take a tour of the Air Force Academy and look at the grounds of Cheyenne Mountain, home of Norad. Still yearning for more western adventure, then you can ride your motorcycle to New Mexico and visit Lincoln County where Billy the Kid and his Regulators raised a ruckus in the 1880’s. New Mexico has great camping in the mountains near Cloudcroft, so be sure to take the opportunity to visit and if you feel up to it, sleep under the stars, with your trusty motorcycle near you, like a cowboy’s horse. While in New Mexico the Apache reservation at Riodosa offers a chance to try your luck at slot machines and the wheel of fortune. Then a visit to a great Mexican restaurant and on to the town of Roswell, site of the 1947 UFO crash that some people say made history. When you get to Roswell you can either take your bike to a campground, or park it at a nice reasonably priced motor hotel so that you can spend some time in the UFO Museum and Research Center on Main Street. While there you can visit with some witnesses to the crash and hear some fascinating stories, and take a side trip out to the ranch outside of town where debris was found, and some say small alien bodies were recovered. When you’ve seen all the UFO sites you feel like seeing, you can visit the Robert Goddard Museum next door to the Town’s convention center. Goddard is the father of modern rocket science. He performed many of his experiments in the desert near Roswell and the museum is great fun. When you get done in Roswell, then hop on the bike and go to Albuquerque near Holloman Air Force Base, and then on down to White Sands rocket test ground. New Mexico is full of interesting sites. If you head up north, be sure to his Santa Fe and appreciate the Native American arts and crafts on display. Next stop on your bike tour should be Las Vegas, Nevada. The most exciting town on earth is just a hop, skip and bike ride away. Here’s a chance to really gamble, or if you don’t like to bet, then just stop in at one of the casinos to try a very low priced, delicious buffet. It seems like all the casinos have great buffets and try to outdo each other. You’ll enjoy them all. Remember too that this is a town made for entertainment. Try one of the shows on the strip, or a comedy club or magic act. Now, after visiting Las Vegas, it may be time to go on to the one place that no motorcycle vacation can be complete without visiting, Sturgis. The town of Sturgis, North Dakota is legendary among those who ride motorcycles, and the town people know how to make a biker welcome. Stop in for a root beer and buy a T-shirt as a souvenir of your trip. You’ll be glad you did, and you’ll remember your motorcycle vacation for years to come. Hop on your big, be it hog or Honda, and enjoy the ride.
Motorcycles, once reserved for rebels and aficionados, have now garnered worldwide attention. One particular low-riding custom chopper has even landed itself on the red carpet, making it one of the most photographed bikes in the world and a favorite among Hollywood's elite. The TrimSpa "Race Car Bike," built by Orange County Choppers for TrimSpa and featured on the Discovery Channel program "American Chopper," is being praised not just for its magnificent ride - it reaches speeds of 180 mph - but also for its dramatic lines and custom details. "American Chopper" chronicled the creation of the $150,000 bike - detailing the construction of the bike's chrome, diamond plate-bottomed gas and oil tanks, its 160-plus horsepower motor and its NASCAR-inspired exhaust system. The Race Car Bike's custom design and assembly process was personally overseen by Alex Goen, TrimSpa's chief executive officer. Constructed in three and half weeks, the bike is a tribute to the attractive, curvy and confident people who use the dietary supplement TrimSpa X32, like model Anna Nicole Smith and heavyweight boxer Shannon Briggs. This fast, exotic and sexy chopper has been attracting everyone from motorcycle devotees and passers-by to photographers and A-list celebrities who wait their turn to sit on it. TrimSpa's Race Car Bike makes appearances at some very popular venues. During the Video Music Awards Weekend in Miami's South Beach, it was a feature attraction at The Style Villa in the Sagamore Hotel. Celebrities, such as actress and singer Hilary Duff, had photos taken while seated on the bike. Later that weekend, the Race Car Bike made an appearance on the red carpet at the Jessica and Ashlee Simpson TrimSpa VMA After Party.
Supercross motorcycle racing is a popular sport that has taken the racing world by storm. It almost seems as if the sport generated a fan following overnight. As supercross motorcycle racing started becoming more publicized, especially when races were broadcasted on television, that following continued to increase. Unlike many other sports, supercross motorcycle racing fans not only want to watch the races, on television or in person, but they also want to learn as much as they can about the sport. When it comes to learning about supercross motorcycle racings. There are many fans who wish to learn more about the rules, others who want to learn more about their favorite riders, and other who want to learn more about the racing surface. If you are looking to learn more about supercross motorcycle racing tracks and surfaces, you are in for some excitement. This is because a supercross motorcycle racing track can not just be thrown together by anyone at anytime. There is a lot of art, design, and hard work that goes into making the perfect supercross racing track. It is almost guaranteed that you will not only find this process exciting to learn about, but interesting as well. Before you can begin to understand the process of making a manmade supercross motorcycle track, it is important to remember one thing. There are different variations of the sport. These variations include professional races and amateur races. Amateur racers are individuals who tend to race for the passion of the sport, often at a local track. While professional supercross racers will also race for the love of the sport, they are also doing so for income. Once at the professional level, many successful supercross racers are more then able to financial support themselves or their families. Since each of these supercross variations have unique purposes and goals, their tracks tend to be made a little bit differently. With professional supercross motorcycle racing, a professional company is often called in to make the track. Supercross race tracks are commonly referred to as offroad courses. This means that they are often made of dirt. In addition to being made of dirt, supercross race tracks are also like obstacle courses. They tend to have numerous corners, many of which can be considered sharp, as well as jumps. While you would assume that it would be easy enough to throw dirt onto a surface and make a few jumps, the reality is that it isnt as easy as it actually seems. A lot of hard work goes into making a supercross race track, especially a professional one. The first part of building a supercross race track is to get the needed supplies. As previously mentioned, most tracks are made of dirt. Professional supercross track developers receive most of their dirt for free or at a discounted price. The same can be said for local, amateur courses. You will find that many individuals and companies are more than willing to give away extra dirt that they have on their land or leftover from a previous building project. Although it is fairly easy to obtain the dirt, many have a problem getting it delivered. The cost of delivery tends to be fairly expensive. Once the dirt has been delivered, whether to a professional racing venue or an amateur one, the dirt will have to be sorted out. This process will be used to eliminate any unwanted or dangerous debris, including rocks. Once all of the dirt has been sorted out, it will be molded. This molded dirt is than use to create the racing surface. As previously mentioned, this racing surface often includes high jumps and numerous turns. In addition to high jumps, smaller jumps, often referred to as hills, are used. These help to keep the racing exciting for fans, but competitive for racers. After the race has ended, the track may need to be cleaned up. Most amateur race tracks are left for a specific period of time. This is often because many amateur tracks are often locally run and operated; therefore, they do not always need to removed. However, since professional supercross racers will move onto the next event, their tracks need to be cleaned up. In a way, the cleanup process is just has hard as making the track in the first place. It may take over ten hours, sometimes even up to a whole day, to remove.
When you buy a motorbike, it is mandatory for you to buy motorcycle insurance as per the government regulations. Since motorcycle is a risky vehicle, insurers tend to charge a higher premium for it. The type of motorcycle and its horsepower will greatly affect the insurance premium. The motorcycle with high horsepower will be charged a higher premium. So if you want a fast, sporty bike, you will have to spend more on the premium. But do not worry. We give you some useful tips on how to reduce your motorcycle insurance premium without compromising on the performance. Will the type of motorcycle affect my insurance premium? Before purchasing a motorcycle, you need to find out the cost incurred in getting it insured. The motorcycles with higher horsepower would attract a higher premium. But you should note that there is a minor difference between the horsepower and performance. Get insurance quotes before buying a motorcycle as there are lots of bikes that are not insured by the larger insurance companies. This will force you to use smaller insurers who offer below par services. Besides, they will not allow you to combine the motorcycle insurance with the other products, making the deal very expensive. Will installing any accessories affect my premium? Fitting your bike with high-end accessories like disc locks, alarms, and satellite tracking will significantly affect your premium. Hence it is advisable to check with the insurance company about the accessories and security that can increase and decrease your insurance premium. Buying a device costing a couple of hundred dollars will have a significant impact on your premium. Find out this information beforehand to let you negotiate with the dealer who can give you a good bargain. What are the things I should ensure before opting for motorcycle insurance? Get many insurance quotes from various insurers for the motorcycle you want to buy. Find out if installing security instruments and add-on accessories will impact your insurance premium. Check if it is possible to reduce the insurance cost if you park your motorcycle in an area under surveillance.
Are you interested in participating in a fun sport? If so, there is a good chance that you may find what you are looking for in supercross motorcycle racing. Supercross motorcycle racing is an action packed sport that uses indoor, manmade tracks as a racing surface. This surface is often filled with a number of jumps and other obstacles. Although your dream may be to become a professional supercross motorcycle racer, it may not always be able to come true. However, this does not mean that you cannot enjoy the sport; you can enjoy it on a recreational or an amateur level. Although it would be best to find a local supercross or motocross track, that cant always happen. As popular as supercross motorcycle racing and motocross racing is, not every city and town has a track. If you are unable to find one of these tracks, you may still be able to participate in offroad biking or racing. You can easily do this by making your own race track. This is definitely possible, especially for those with a fairly decent amount of property. If you have access to an indoor facility, one that is about the size of a football field, you may be able to create your own indoor supercross racing track. If not, you may have to settle for an outdoor motocrosslike track. Whichever track you decide to make, you will find that the construction is often just as exciting as the racing. This is because you will get to control your racing surface. Essentially, this means that you can have as many jumps as you would like, as well as other fun obstacles. Although it is fun to develop your own supercross or motocross racing track, you will also find that it is a large amount of work. The good news with making an outdoor track is that you will already have the something in your favor; different conditions. Depending on the type of property that you are building on, you may already have a number of small hills or rough terrain. If so, this would make building your track a little bit easier. Whether you are building an indoor track or an outdoor track, you will need to have dirt. Dirt is essential to the building of a motocross track. Luckily, you can find it at a number of locations. In addition to getting dirt from your own property, you may also be able to get it from other homeowners or business owners, especially those that are doing some remodeling. The only problem with this is that you will have to find a way to get the dirt to your track. Once you have found a way to get the dirt to your track, you will need to start building it. This process will involve a lot of creativity. If you do not already have obstacles in mind, you can easily familiarize yourself with some designs. You can do this by using the internet to your advantage. By studying pictures or videos of supercross or motocross races, you should be able to get a feel for the track, as well as racing or riding on it. It is amazing some of the ideas you can come up with just by looking at pictures or by watching videos. When making your own supercross or motocross track it is important to remember that you will rarely get things right the first time. It takes a lot of trial and error to build to the perfect offroad racing track. However, once you finish that track, you will likely be pleased with your decision to start the project, as well as proud of the results.