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columnist David PocockI often get asked,”What tools do I need in a tool kit on the bike?”

My answer.

What kind of riding are you doing, just in town or do you plan on going on long trips?

If you’re going to be staying in town with maybe short trip just outside the city limits then might be you don’t “really” need to have a kit at all.  If you feel you want to have a kit then a basic set of sockets, a screwdriver, a Spark plug socket for the size of spark plug in YOUR bike and maybe a pair of pliers.  Yes, there are basically three different sizes of spark plug used in bikes today also be aware that on many bikes there is limited room between the outside of the plug and the space in the top of the cylinder head to get a socket so bear that in mind and buy a GOOD quality thin wall socket.

Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:00

Healthy Riding

columnist David PocockWe, as a community, will talk endlessly about our bikes and how we keep then running and or improve the way they handle / run / perform . . . but how often do we do the same for ourselves?  How often, as we go on this or that run, do we really look at what we do for ourselves?  Think about it, do we always make sure we get enough sleep before we head out on a long ride to, or from a given event?  Do we make sure we eat enough to balance out against the rigours of the ride, do we take in enough fluids (not beer / whiskey / wine)?  Many of us are now, I’m sorry to point it out, no longer under 30 or even 40 and all of this will and does take it’s toll. 

Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:00

OMRA 2014 Ride to Historic Barkerville, BC

Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association LogoMembers of OMRA , Silver Eagles and friends are invited to a 4 to 5 day ride (or more for some of you), to Beautiful Historic Barkerville.

With overnights at 100 Mile House and Wells, B.C. 5 minute ride to Barkerville.

bccom logoAs the big kickoff to promote May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, the British Columbia Coalition of Motorcyclists (BCCOM) is presenting the 23rd Annual MLA Ride.

The MLA Ride is a motorcycle ride to the Legislature Buildings in Victoria to bring MLA’s and their constituents together to discuss various issues relating to motorcycle safety, education and awareness. 

Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00

Kamloops Harley-Davidson 2014 Events

Harley-DavidsonApril 11-12th: Williams Lake Roadshow at Gustafson’s Dodge Chrysler. We’ll have Harley-Davidson motorcycles & clothing on site.

May 10th: 1st Dealership Ride Night, Meet at the shop at 2pm for BBQ and in-store deals for riders that join.

May 11th: Test Our Metal Demo Days, 10am-3pm. Bring your DOT helmet, Class 6 license & riding jacket.

Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00

23rd Annual BCCOM MLA Ride, May 1, 2014

BCCOMAs the big kickoff to promote May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, the British Columbia Coalition of Motorcyclists (BCCOM) is presenting the 23rd Annual MLA Ride.

 

 

Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00

Art & The Motorcycle - Vintage Indian Chief

Owner:  Milt Begin

Year: 2011

art motorcycle 15th editionMake: Indian

Model: Vintage Indian Chief

Name: The Indian

 

David PocockQuestion: What do On-line Games and Safe Motorcycle Riding have in common?

Yes, I know there are several answers here, however consider the following.

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