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Self-loading motorcycle ramp

Loading a motorcycle on to a trailer or vehicle can lead to disasters and can take a lot of muscle and skill to get it right. However, Dutch company Porteos takes all the worry, muscle and skill out of the process. They are updating their self-loading motorcycle ramp with a lighter telescopic ramp that can …

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Chainbath messy chain cleaner

ChainBath cleans up a messy job

ChainBath could make the messy job of cleaning your motorcycle chain easy, either with or without a paddock stand. Canadian inventor Daniel Chiriac, 45, has a patent pending on his ChainBath device which he now plans to licence and produce. The brilliance of this simple device that sets it apart from others is that it …

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Sargent seat

Sargent seat improves Ducati comfort

Since your backside is on the seat most of the time, it is the most important ingredient in rider comfort, so I chose a Sargent Seat to improve the comfort on my Ducati Scrambler Icon. The standard seat is an ugly, flat and uncomfortable piece of plastic with a tacky white “Ducati” on the tail. …

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Why are motorcycle parts so expensive?

Motorcycles might be at all-time affordable prices, but parts continue to be expensive, not just for premium brands, but even for some budget models. So why are parts so expensive in Australia? We asked various industry sources and found the issue is quite complex and varied. One of the biggest influences on parts prices is …

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ZiiLock anti-theft alarm lock

ZiiLock unlocks with thumb or phone

Fumbling with keys on a motorcycle disc or wheel lock is no longer a problem with this ZiiLock bike lock which unlocks with a thumbprint or smartphone. ZiiLock which is based in Pasadena, California, and Taiwan, has an open-ended Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to launch their alarm bike lock. It has raised more than a quarter …

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Corbin motorcycle seats

Corbin adds more motorcycle seats

American company Corbin has been easing saddle sores for years with their handcrafted seats for a multitude of bike brands and models. Standard motorcycle seats are usually appalling quality with soft foam that provides no support or comfort. They are usually cheap and very uncomfortable. You have to buy expensive models before you get a …

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Levers

Replacing poor quality motorbike levers

Contributor Todd Parkes replaces the levers on his Honda CBR500R Standard levers supplied with most motorcycles are ugly, generic, mass-produced, chrome, longish and cheap. Many are not adjustable, so people with big or small hands never feel quite comfortable and most just feel cheap to handle. And they will break even if you just drop your …

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