“Fairly high speed about 65mph, I had the rear tire on my 650 BSA suddenly go flat. It had picked up a nail and as soon as it lost some pressure it spun inside the rim and torn the valve stem out. The rear end went to the left and then snapped back the right and dumped on the pavement.”
It’s a good reason to have rim locks on your wire wheels.
I was looking over my motorcycle last night and I noticed there had some unusual play when I picked the rear wheel up while the bike on a center stand.
Not a good sign... I rebuilt the linkage just a few months ago.
More and more electrical devices are made available for motorcycles, such as USB charger, DVR, GPS, radar detector, heated grips & seats, and auxiliary lights, etc.
It is easy to add only one device. Connect the positive wire to a 12V positive wire from the ignition switch, lighting circuit, etc. then connect the negative wire to a ground connection, and find an appropriate mounting point for the device. Bang, jobs all done.
However, it's a total different story when you install more than 2 devices. It might turn out to be a disaster to add unknown loads to the whole current supply of the motorcycle with the way mentioned above.
Sport bike, a popular motorcycle type that builds for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering.
Unlike street bikes' standard handlebar, sports bikes always equipped with a lower set of hand controls such as clip-on handlebars. This makes the rider's body position forward and his weight over the tank to reach higher speed performance.
Fairing mount mirrors
The motorcyclist's body position is very low when riding on a sports bike. In order for a motorcyclist to be able to see well, the mirrors are usually fixed at the same level as the rider's eyes vision on both sides of fairings.