It takes no genius to know that cars and bikes, in particular, are very important for owners. These are their babies. But the garage is where the vehicles are settled, day in and day out. It is the place for these precious bikes that should be given special attention as well.
The garage is a part of the home that is functional and super helpful. Aside from a vehicle port, it can operate as a laundry room or even as a workshop. Taking care of it is truly necessary and beneficial.
In constructing or renovating a garage:
1. It would be great to start with working with the existent clutter. Go and organize your stuff so that this will lead to a tidier area.
2. Segregate your things into three categories, to keep, to donate or to sell, and to throw away.
3. Create a layout you want to follow and this includes positioning and placement of your bikes and other items. Do some research of other garage designs for inspiration.
4. Study which garage floor covering you choose to use. There are different products available in the market and they all vary in styles and colors. Make sure your choice fits the overall concept you want. Consider cost and functionality too.
5. Select paint colors that have good adhesion and washable feature. These paints are easier to clean and maintain in the long run. Pick out darker colors for dirt to not show clearly.
6. Avail of storage cabinets in hardware stores that are ready to be assembled. There are made to measure ones as well. This can be a quick alternative and it can no doubt make the most use of space.
7. Label your repositories so the access to them will be faster and systematic. Better yet, you can even make a map you can post up so others will know where specific stuffs are located.
8. If you fortunately have extra space, you can designate it as a lounging and relaxation area to read, drink coffee or even sleep in.
9. You’re a music lover? You can set up stereos and speakers in the garage so if you are there, working on your bike or getting some things, you can listen to your favorite jams.
10. Make sure that your garage is well lit and well ventilated. Sometimes, people tend to stay for long periods of time on their motorbikes. At least if the room has good lighting and airing, you are comfortable and cozy.
Your garage can be a form of expression, like other things. Do not be afraid to experiment and follow your preferences. It is your space so do what you want. There is no one else you should satisfy but you yourself. Time, effort, patience and most importantly, money, will be major factors in this undertaking. So, explore your options, study each of them and decide wisely. It is just like when you were shopping for your bike, right? It certainly needs much deliberation so contemplate a lot then go all out!
Knowing the basics of position and control are essential for safe riding and proper handling of your sport bike. Spending some time testing your position and controls will not only improve your performance but it could prevent you making a fatal mistake.
Use a sport bike that is the right size for you. Your arms should be able to reach the bars easily and the seat should be a snug fit with your body gripping it. Never use a bike that is too big as this will be harder to control, and familiarize yourself with all the controls prior to riding.Step 2:
Sit on the seat of your sport bike and grip the tank with your knees so your lower body has a firm hold on the seat. Lean forward slightly so you have easy contact with the bars.
Lean your body to the left or right into a corner to turn. The shift in weight guides the bike into the corner in the same direction as you lean. At the same time, push down lightly on the corresponding bar with your hand to turn left or right and lean as you push.
Keep your arms and hands loose and relaxed at all times to prevent accidental pressure on the bars. Sports bikes are designed with very rapid reactions and the controls are very sensitive to the rider’s inputs, so maintain a light touch with your upper body and only apply pressure when you turn.
Move forward in the seat to put weight on the front tire to increase speed on straight stretches. Move back to slow down as your weight bears down on the back of the bike and causes traction, which will automatically reduce speed.
Ride your bike in safe areas such as designated tracks or unpopulated straight stretches and calculate easy distances to ride with frequent stopping points.
Motorcycles are what everyone desires. If you are considering buying a used motorcycle you will need to be savvy so that you do not get taken for a ride. Not all used motorcycles are equal. So before you pay make sure the bike you are buying is the best in its category.Used motorcycles can be bought from family and friends, online stores, dealers, classifieds in newspapers and more. While buying a known motorcycle is your best option sometimes you may need to buy from unknown sources. Do your research well. Surf the internet and read articles and tips on bikes and what to look for when buying a motorbike. Visit a few dealers and online motorbike websites to see what is on sale in the used motorbike category. In case you are nervy take the help of an auto professional. Find out what the price is for used motorbikes this will give you an idea of brands and price range.
Before you decide on the bike consider:
1. Making a thorough inspection. Check for damage and scratches as well as bends and repair signs.
2. Study the different motorbike models and know what inherent flaws are.
3. Ask whether the bike has been raced and how many owners it has had.
4. Check the lines of the bike and the brake and clutch for smooth operation.
5. Rev the engine and listen to what it has to say. If you are tone deaf take along a biker friend.
6. Check the bike for signs of rust and paint flaking.
7. Check the wheel and tires for wear and tear.
8. Study the service records carefully.
9. Ask pertinent questions to know how the bike has been used and whether the owner takes pride in his bike. Judge whether the owner is being honest about the bikes accident free status and performance.
10. An owner who loves his bike will talk about it clearly and try and judge whether you will care for his old friend. Always make sure no modifications were done and that the service and maintenance were done by an authorized dealer with genuine parts.
Never buy the first bike you see. Buying a bike is like looking for an ever elusive pearl. Take your time and you will get a bike that will give trouble free rides. Always ask for a test ride and go through the papers to check there are no insurance or loan amounts pending.
Study the bike not once but twice or even thrice before making a decision. Make sure you feel comfortable when seated on the bike. Motorbikes are like horses the owner and the motorbike must both feel as though they are one entity.