Motorcycle riding can be a sport, a mode of transportation, or just a hobby. But whatever reason you have for riding a motorcycle, if you do not keep yourself safe, that single motorized vehicle can inflict some deadly harm. Keeping yourself safe when you ride a motorcycle should be your number one priority, because no matter how much you enjoy riding, the increased risk is not worth the reward.
Tips for Staying Safe on a Motorcycle
- Wear a HelmetFalling off a motorcycle can be incredibly dangerous. Falling off a motorcycle without a helmet is going to be fatal. Also, it stops bugs from flying in your mouth. Bees don’t taste good.
- Get TrainedA motorcycle is not a bike. If you have never ridden a motorcycle before, there are a number of tricks that help you avoid injury. Learn them.
- Speeding is Not SaferWhile speeding may seem like fun on a motorcycle, don’t. It makes it more likely you will spin out, it makes it more likely cars will hit you, and it makes it more likely you will be badly injured in an accident. People speed because they like to feel they are going fast in
Guys who buy classic cars face two challenges: these cars are often purchased sight unseen from someone halfway across the state or across the country, and the money outlay for classic cars can be great while the warranties and guarantees are scanty. This is not like buying a new car, where you get to test ride it and get lots of warranties from a dealer who is practically sweating for you to take a car off the lot. Sure, a classic car is cooler, but you do need to follow some basic buying tips to get it into your garage safely:
- Do your research. Your best bet is to join a classic car club before you buy your car. This gives you lots of enthusiasts who can vouch for a retailer (or not). In addition, you might want to ask the local classic car mechanic about vendors you can trust. If you find a classic car and need to check out the guy who is selling it, ask for references or past customers who can tell you what their purchase experience was like. You will
Not all classic car owners want to restore their classic into its plain original beauty. Some would want to add a little spice to their cool ride, like blazetrails as an addition to their paintjob. Some would prefer a safer ride, with fuel-efficient engines, seatbelts, and airbags.
Customization might bring your classic car’s value down, but if you will have a far more comfortable ride, then it would still be worth it. If you want to do customization on your own, here are 5 excellent tips you should follow.
- Create a master plan for customization. In restoring a classic, you have an easy guide: the original look and specs of the car. In customizing, you need to have your own guide. Try to draw the final look of your car. If you want flames or skulls on the side, try to have a good visual rendition first, to know if you really want it or not. You won’t want to have a customized paintjob that will end up horrible.
Also, make a list of the things that you will replace. If you want a new engine, look up if other parts need to be replaced
If you are looking to start a new carpet cleaning business or if you are already in business but need to replace your current truck mount or upgrade from a portable to a truck mount there are a few things you should be aware of so that you make the best choice.
Tip 1 – Bigger does not necessarily mean better when it comes to truck mounts. Fuel economy is important not only when it comes to how much fuel your work vehicle consumes, but also when it comes to how much fuel your truck mount consumes. This is something that is easily overlooked because manufacturers give you claimed fuel economy figures that are based on fuel consumed per hour. Back when gas was less than $2.00 per gallon, fuel economy was still a concern, but now with gas prices above $3.50 per gallon, it is an even bigger concern. Fuel consumption can add up quickly when your hours accumulate over a period of time. When you are running a small business, every little bit of savings is important to increasing your bottom line. If you were to run a truck mount with a 1.4 gallon per hour combined gas and
Transporting your classic car to an event or exhibition? Read our top tips on how to preserve your precious vehicle and ensure it arrives at its destination in pristine condition.
Insist on the best
Entrusting your car to a stranger is something few owners do lightly, but when that car is a rare and valuable classic you need to take even more precautions before handing it over. You’ll want to be certain your cherished vehicle will be handled with the same care you lavish on it yourself. Begin by looking for a company that specialises in classic vehicle transport and offers a bespoke service for historic vehicles.
Demand a covered car transporter
An open trailer is no place for a classic or vintage car; the risk of stone chips and other accidental damage is too great. For maximum safety and security only custom-built, air-suspended, enclosed classic car transportation vehicles are good enough.
A reputable vehicle transportation company will be happy to discuss your needs in detail and address any concerns you have. When you talk to them, are the staff obviously experienced and well trained? Do you feel reassured that you are dealing with a professional team?
Check the route
However short or long the journey,
5 Highway Travel Tips For Sharing the Road With Big Trucks
Many people seem to be overly cautious or maybe even downright frightened when having to share the road with Big Trucks. If you plan on traveling on the highways this summer these 5 highway travel tips should serve you well by helping you behave more relaxed, more sensibly and more safely. Most importantly you may even save yourself some time and well you may save yourself!
- Don’t slow down to pass a slow moving truck. They don’t know of a highway patrol up ahead- just keep moving.
When you see trucks going slower than posted highway speeds, no need to assume that he or she knows of an accident or hidden highway patrol that you aren’t aware of. This is very seldom the reason the truck is driving slow. Usually it means that the truck is governed so that it will not go faster than it is traveling. Different companies have their trucks set at different speeds usually between 60mph and 70mph. The way to get a pretty good idea that they are not going slow because of a police or accident is to pay attention to the traffic up ahead. If you don’t see the brake lights on
Comparing the price of truck rentals will give you the advantages for your next moving. When you want to compare the prices of the truck will take only one hour or more. To do this, you can use your telephone. You might think to compare the prices online. But, you will find that it is not recommended. This is because the truck rental companies might not give the information that you need on their websites.
When you are about to compare the prices trucks rentals, there are some tips that you ca follow so that you will get any information that you need. The tips that you can follow will be mentioned in the following.
You should write down the companies that you want to contact. You should also write the information that they provide just in case for your reference. To make it easier, you can make a column for each company to write down the information that you get. Then, you can start calling the companies. When you finished contacting the moving companies, you will have a comparison chart that you need. For this, you have to be ensured that the comparison that you make is equal each
Most Australians have become accustomed to driving in a congested mix of cars, bikes, trucks and buses. However, this familiarity means that over time many forget or choose to ignore the dangers when travelling close to trucks.
Truck drivers do their best to drive safely on our roads, but all motorists have a responsibility to keep clear of truck blind spots and avoid the many other known dangers when driving with trucks.
In this article, we give you several driver safety tips and teach you how to spot truck blind spots.
Learn the truck blind spots
A blind spot is where a driver loses sight of other vehicles. Trucks come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they all have is blind spots. Knowing the location and scope of these blind spots or danger zones can help you avoid catastrophe. Truck blind spots are:
Directly behind the truck.
On each side of the truck.
Directly in front of the truck and extending into the left-hand lane.
Beside the truck’s left door.
The golden rule is: if you can’t see the driver’s face in his side mirrors, move quickly so you can.
Don’t linger at the side of a truck
Even though the law says to keep left unless overtaking,
We are all aware of the fact that riding a motorcycle is a dangerous activity. One thing that many fail to realize is that half the battle for the motorcycle riders is protecting themselves from other drivers on the road. Here are some tips that can help you protect yourself from harm caused by other vehicle operators.
One of the best things you can do, from an equipment standpoint, to protect yourself against injury sustained by having other vehicles crash into you because they couldn’t see you is increase the number of lights that you have on your motorcycle. By adding more and more lights to your bike, you are increasing the overall intensity of shining light that you produce towards oncoming traffic. This makes you stand out more so that those operating oncoming vehicles and other motorcycles can easily see you, even in the middle of the day.
Not only does it help to have more lights on your motorcycle, but it also is a good idea to replace them on a regular basis so that they provide the brightest light possible. This will increase the odds that others will see you while on the road.
Your Own Personal Awareness
Another way that
There are many options available to the burgeoning motorcycle riding enthusiast. There is help though. The following tips will help to point a beginner in the right direction. Hopefully you will come to enjoy motorcycle riding like so many other people in this world.
The smell of lightweight oil, the rumble of the seat, the slight hint of octane perfume lingers in the air as you slip on your motorcycle helmet. You have your motorcycle boots on, and a rain suit packed on your motorcycle luggage rack. You ease the clutch out slowly and rev the throttle slightly, gliding forward, like a large self propelled ice skate.
The moment is yours. You have all of your motorcycle gear and apparel and have taken off into the wild blue yonder on a journey for your soul. The road and you become one, with your motorcycle as the medium, for your transitive state of mind. Your blood begins to race through your veins, your heart racing in tune with the engine. The vibration of the engine massages every muscle in your body at once. There is really no other feeling that comes close to riding a motorcycle.
If you are a beginner rider there are
Close your eyes and imagine a typical campsite. In all probability, you will visualize certain items. There is probably a tent. There is very possibly a campfire. There may even be some critters walking, crawling, or jumping around the area. Furthermore, we typically consider feet, cars, or trucks, as the standard means of getting to a campsite. However, following some basic guidelines can help to make a motorcycle camping trip just as successful:
- Search for campgrounds before your camping trip
When searching for a campground, provide enough time for your search. In fact, your search could even begin prior to your camping trip. Although it clashes somewhat with the concept of motorcycling epitomizing “freedom,” you could surf the Internet for campsites prior to hitting the road. While this method may seem somewhat wimpy at first, you could ultimately save a lot of time and energy, providing you with more time and energy for your motorcycling.
- Visit campgrounds before making a judgment
As we know from experience, “looks can be deceiving.” When choosing a campground while on the road, make sure to check each and every one you pass. By actually examining a site, you may consider it to be more favorable, than
Pickup trucks are having ample of demands in the trucking business and the truck buyers are quite fond of these trucks due to the luxuries and facilities offered by these trucks. They are having many utilities that are used mainly by the industries and other professional teams. Also these trucks are available in the used forms. The used Pickup trucks are available in different styles and prices but these trucks also require some precious procedures to follow while having the deal of buying. Here are some of them revealed.
* Check the model and the requirements
Before buying the truck it is always recommended that the truck buyer should check the model of the trucks, the performance, storage and even the capacity of the trucks and should compare all these features with the requirements of the business. To match the requirement and to get the best model is quite important as once a wrong truck is bought the entire amount is in vain. So, better way is to see the requirements of work, make a note of that and to compare those notes with the features of the model available for sale.
* See the market price
To check the market price and to
Classic Car Restoration
When purchasing a classic car you need to establish what work needs to be done and list the parts that you are going to need.
Assessment of body work.
What work is needed to be carried out?
Is it a replacement or repair?
Can you carry out the work yourself or will you require professional help?
Do you have all the specialist tools needed to carry out the repairs and work?
Do you have all the correct certification to carry out the work? Welding work will require a certified welder to carry out the work.
Do you have adequate space to carry out the work required?
How much time can you devote to your restoration?
What is the estimated cost taking into account the timescales you have given yourself?
How much money do you have to restore your car?
How much work will you have to do yourself?
Is the car permanently off the road? If it is not of a certain age will you need to make the car SORN whilst carrying out the restoration?
To purchase parts for your vehicle maybe difficult as many parts become discontinued stock.
It maybe possible to replace the part with a modern alternative.
Second hand parts could be an option although
Classic cars have their own charm. Their charisma and beauty can turn several heads on the road. If you have set your eyes on any such beauty then it is time that you know some helpful tips before you finalize your decision. Most of the prospective buyers have a potential classic car in their head, however if you have not decided on the model of the car then it is best to read reviews about different classic cars and make a fair comparison.
It is important to know the exact year of manufacture before comparing car reviews. Even a small time difference can change the value of any classic car. You can visit different car clubs or online car forums to get the best advice. One must also decide on whether they would want to buy a restored car or they would prefer to buy a project car and restore it themselves. Project cars may be cheap however they would incur heavy expense in the restoration process whereas restored cars are easy picks. Once one has finalized the model of the classic car, it is time to shop around for price. It is best to check the average market price by
Many people truly appreciate the beauty and historical value of a classic car, but it usually takes a lot to maintain. One of the major problems involves finding the right classic car parts.
As classic cars are no longer being manufactured, it is obvious very difficult to find their parts. When a car owner does find a part, it may not always be appropriate for their cars or may come at a very expensive price. Even if they do manage to buy the right piece, they have to exert even more effort to look for people who actually know how to install the parts.
Having talked about all the difficulties, this article is about to show you some great tips for locating the right parts for your classic car:
Look for a Special Mechanic
Believe it or not, there are mechanics and repair shops that specialize only in classic cars. If you are serious about maintaining your car, then you should take the time to locate these shops. Some of the more advanced shops are already on the internet so you can easily look them up and compare them with one another before picking one. Sometimes though, classic car repair shops may not be
There are a number of regular maintenance tasks that you have to perform on your motorcycle in order to keep it functioning properly. One particular task is changing the oil. Here are a few tips or pointers that will help you complete this task on your own.
You have to realize that changing the oil in your motorcycle on a regular basis is a very important step. One of the many reasons why this is important is because it keeps a fresh supply of oil inside the engine of your motorcycle that will help to keep the inner components of your engine properly lubricated and functioning properly. Over time, oil will begin to thicken and break down due to the constant exposure to the intense heat of the engine. The oil supply will eventually dry up and your engine could be exposed to dangerous wear and tear if that supply is not replenished.
The type of oil that you use is equally as important as the number of times that you change it. Consult your motorcycle manual in order to make sure that you select the right type of oil for your bike. You should also make it a point to change
Classic car insurance is quite unique from other types of insurance policies. The definition for a car to be a classic car is different in different insurance companies and it is even made mandatory to have one if your car comes under such definition.
Before we move on to dealing with it online, there are some things to be learnt about these in general.
How to determine if your car is a classic car or not?
As stated earlier, the definition for a classic car changes from place to place. In USA, it is a car which has been manufactured 20 years before the present year. There is one important aspect in this definition, it is mandatory that the car must still have its looks unaltered as when bought.
Whereas, the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) has its own standards to define a car to be a classic one. It defines it to be one that has been made in a particular period of time (1946 to 1985) and has the original parts as when bought.
In UK, your lady with four wheels becomes classic, if she is aged between 15 to 25 years. But the definition in UK is not as strict as
Classic car auctions are excellent venues for you to get a real bargain for your used vehicle purchase. Cars in these places are usually offered at surprisingly much reduced prices. That is why if you are contemplating on finally buying second hand cars for your daily transportation needs or to add to your collections of vintage automobiles, make sure to visit one of the auction sites in your area because you might get excellent deals for the purchase of your dream car with classic design and qualities.
Take note that there are various auction places that also specializes in specific types of vehicles; and one of them are classic car auctions where you can find a lot of vintage automobiles and standard vehicles scheduled for bidding. You may come across the ever popular brand like the Volkswagen Beetle; which continues to attract interests among numerous cars enthusiasts even to date.
Other models that you will also find at classic car auctions may include the previous models of famous luxury sport cars like the Ferrari and Lamborghini that used to cost buyers hundreds of thousands of dollars; but are now offered at even less than a hundred thousand bucks. This offers an amazing
Owning a classic car is a source of pride for its owner. It is a lot of fun to show off one’s car to friends and strangers alike. Whether your classic or collector’s car spends most of its time on the road, on display, or under cover in the garage, just knowing that it is nearby can be a great source of comfort.
Unless you are mega-rich, your classic car is probably one of your top prized possessions in terms of market value. You have no doubt spent considerable amounts of time and money researching the right car to buy and then, once you bought it, taking the utmost care of it.
There is no doubt that insuring your classic car is the smartest way to protect your investment. It is important to know how to evaluate the various insurance companies out there so that you can choose one that offers the best policy for your needs. Not only should the policy you choose be just right for your coverage needs, but the insurer you go with should offer a top-notch customer service and claims department as well.
Buying car insurance for your classic automobile is not the same as buying for other
You’ve always wanted that model T Ford but been afraid to take the plunge. How does one get spares? How much does it cost to maintain a classic car? How do you know you are not getting ripped off when you buy one?
Here are a few basic tips to get you on the road to collecting classic cars. Keep in mind that they are essentially second hand cars so you don’t rush into a deal.
You may have come across advertisements in the local newspapers about sales of such cars. However, it is a good idea to steer clear of your local newspaper.
Check the classified posts for classic cars at hemmings.com or sportscarmarket.com. Interact with classic cars collectors at vintage car shows, collector meets and other high end events. You could also try looking for them at auctions organized by well-known auctioneers.
When looking at buying such a car, check its condition and then check its value against a price guide. Do some amount of background research to see that you are getting value for your money. Look up any associations that may specialize in that particular classic car model. They will be able to guide you about the value of the