Category: Motorcycle Maintenance

Michigan Motorcycle Legend Takes His Last Ride RIP The Michigan Madman

  Elon Jack “E.J.” Potter April 24, 1941-April 30, 2012 Elon Jack “E.J.” Potter, age 71, of Ithaca, MI, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at Rosewood Adult Foster Care, Gratiot County, MI, and with his passing, the world of motorcycling lost a legendary character. A memorial service will be...

Three Wheels of Doom and the Ten Pillars of Parking Lot Wisdom

Honda ATC125 Instructions First, you need to remove the carburetor. On some models, this may be a relatively easy thing to do. However, it may be necessary for you to remove the seat, side covers, and fuel tank in order to get the carburetor off. Use a brush to remove...

Classic Motorcycles and Cornoline Fuel

Aside from the obvious economic and political reasons for mixing ethanol  in gasoline, one benefit of that mixture is to diminish engine  “knock” or “ping.” Ethanol mixtures also allow motors to run at a higher compression ratio thus producing more output. So why did ethanol end up in gasoline at...

Holiday Customs Yamaha XS 650 Assembly Time Lapse Video

I love custom machines and I’m particularly enamored of the Yamaha XS 650 as a platform for customization. The venerable 650 has the virtues of being relatively cheap, having a bulletproof engine, many available upgrade and new part options and a history of reliability. Jared Johnson of Portland, OR, has...