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When riding a motorcycle, you feel happy, free, and there is a good reason for it. The reason why you feel the breeze of air flowing through your hair and your body is because you are completely exposed to the external world when riding a motorcycle. You do not sit in a motorcycle, but you sit on it. This is why if a mishap takes place, you end up heavily injured, maybe even cause loss of life. So, the best way to avoid all of this is to use protection. For no reason do riders advice, ATGATT (all the gear all the time). One of the most important gear of them all is the mighty helmet.
Do you remember the old motorcycles which used to putter around and make that rowdy sound that made bikers seem like bad boys? That happens only in thumpers now since motorcycle engines have evolved substantially over the years. Those quick accelerating fast machines have been replaced by silent, smooth and sophisticated machines which have lives as long your pet dog, or maybe more. But do you know what is the difference between those two engines? It is the strokes in their hearts. Those old two stroke beauties were really something! Let’s get to know the difference between the two kinds of engines.
We all see, hear and ride bikes with various displacements and engine types. There is the single cylinder, V-twin, inline twin, three cylinders, and so on. The combinations are galore, and so are the displacements of the engines. 50cc, 100cc, 1000cc, the list goes on. But have you ever wondered how did the manufacturers come up with a certain engine displacement and configuration for that bike? Yes, there are many factors which I can keep listing here and the day will end, but we are talking one of the most basic and important components of the internal combustion engine – bore and stroke.
Putting a jet engine on a plane is the norm, on a helicopter is a good thing to have. Heck, even putting it on a ship might sound crazy, and we have seen specimens of jet engines plonked onto cars that participate in drag races. But imagine a jet engine powering a motorcycle, how crazy is that. Interestingly, it is not only crazy, but true and it is not a technology of now, but something that occurred a couple of decades ago. It is known as the MTT Y2K Superbike. We will explain the reason behind the name as well ahead, keep reading.
Dirt bikes have their own set of fans. They are not meant for the everyday biker, and for a good reason. These are specially designed bikes who serve only one purpose, entertain and ride on dirt terrain. If you are a fan of extreme sports, then you must have encountered one of these, either on TV or in person. But do you know about them in detail?
Riding a motorcycle is all about the connection between us and the bike. The twist on the accelerator, the shift of the gears, the pull on the brakes and the friction of the tyres to the road, each function connects to us personally. With time, there are a few aspects which have developed to maybe try and ease these to make our ride more serene. One of the aspect is the transmission.
It is such a serene moment to ride your bike along the road, being one with it, enjoying the smooth buzz of the engine as you cross cars and crossings and buildings and hills. In that moment, if you start hearing a clunky knock from your bike, it is sure to ruin the moment with a hundred worries. Most of the times it is nothing to worry about, just know that your bike is due for some maintenance soon. But, also ensure that it doesn’t repeat. Engine knocking can be a serious issue.
We have seen terms on manuals of bikes like fixed calipers and floating calipers and also 2 pot calipers and 3 pot calipers and so on. So today we are going to check out what the types of calipers are, and what the number of pot calipers mean and how do they impact the braking effect of any bike.
The carburetor is one of the oldest and the best technology used till date to prepare the air fuel mixture that is sent to the engine. Finding the proper air fuel mixture will help your engine to live longer and to perform at its best. Adjusting the carburetor to its proper settings will help in reducing the unwanted stress that the engine takes up.