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A MODERATELY INFORMATIVE GUIDE TO WAX, SEALANT, AND CERAMIC COATINGS

Most of us have grown up hearing “it just needs a coat of wax”, yet science and technology within the detailing and car care industry has come a long way since those days. Waxes, sealants, and these things called ceramic coatings come in many different packages, colors, scents, and brilliant marketing. I absolutely despise walking down an aisle of a local retail automotive store which will remain unnamed and seeing a tin of wax and reading something like “cleans, polishes and protects”.

WHY DO WE RIDE?

“The man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present… he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future… he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear”

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STOPPING FAST! – THE IMPORTANCE OF BRAKE FLUID

The brake system, specifically the brake fluid in your motorcycle plays a critical but often overlooked role. We riders expect a firm pull on the lever to decrease our speed in less time and distance than it took to generate it.

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CRUISING IN THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD

The craziness and buzz that is our daily routine stretches our patience, builds anxiety and puts us into the path with the rest of the sheep clocking another day of existence.  In our fast-paced society that we now live in, it’s important to take a pause, slow things down for a few minutes and actually enjoy life.

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What makes Ducati so unique?

Before the end of World War II, Ducati had not been involved in the motorcycle world but instead had developed a lot of different technologies including radio transmissions and home radio units as well as several other mechanical and electronic devices from adding machines, cameras and film equipment, to razors for men.  You can see all of this at the Ducati Museum in Bologna, Italy.

Innovation and development was simply a way of life for Ducati.  However, motorcycles became their sole passion driven through competition providing them with world wide admiration.

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Exhaust Systems: A Complete breakdown

Backpressure refers to anything that opposes the positive flow of exhaust gases from the engine. This can be baffles, tight bends in the exhaust piping or ‘pinch points’ where the diameter of the tubing tapers down. A high back pressure system will suffer from increased fuel consumption and decrease in horsepower output due to its restrictive design. So why is it that Billy felt he lost all his low-end power when he installed his 5-inch straight pipe exhaust?

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Choosing the right motorcycle

It can be a daunting task trying to figure out what bike to buy, especially if it is you first bike.  We all have a bike we want or think we want, but it is best to talk with sales professionals and get their professional opinion on it as well. Magazines and internet can only tell you so much. You need to actually go see, touch and sit on the bikes

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Gettin Gear'd up from the feet up

Track days are a fun and effective way to improve your skills, and the perfect environment to learn to ride safer. You can test the boundaries of yourself and your bike, and not worry about having your 1199 impounded on the Sea to Sky!!

I would err on the side of safety and probably ensure that my helmet is the highest current standard for this type of activity. Until they perfect brain transplants, I would take care of that skull!

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The most common causes of Motorcycle crashes

“Why do motorcyclist crash?”, different people have different answers to this question. Some believe the crashes occur due to the recklessness & carelessness of the rider whereas some blame external influences such as the weather.

Let’s look at the 4 main reasons why motorcyclists crash:

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT TIRE FOR YOUR BIKE

Tires, round black and sticky, done! Or maybe not so simple.

To choose the tire that best suits you, ask yourself what kind of riding you will be doing and how long do you want the tire to last?

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Importance of Tire pressure

No matter what kind of motorcycle vehicle you ride, it transmits every throttle, steering, and braking input to the ground through rubber hoops filled with air, and the relatively tiny contact patches they roll on.

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Rider Training – Are You Honestly Good Enough?

Ever look at someone skilled in their art form and wondered how they became so talented?  Often times, if you ask, it’s due to some serious amount of training and concentrated practice that has provided them with the skill set to set them above the crowd.

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How to prepare for WMRC Track Day

For track days we want you on the track and understand that you most likely will be riding your bike to and from the track. As such, we offer a minimal bike preparation:

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3 step guide to choosing your first Motorcycle

How to decide on a motorcycle is the first question that comes up every time you speak to a new rider. For some it is an impulse decision whereas for others it’s a dream. To get their first bike of a certain brand or a style is truly a wish come true. There are many options out there when choosing your first motorcycle and for first time riders it can be a bit overwhelming.