And they said millennials don't know how to get their hands dirty
Here’s an eclectic list of accessories, items, upgrades and projects that I highly recommend. Ranging from cheap trinkets you can buy online, to easily installable bolt-on automotive parts, all the way to complex custom projects that you’ll regret ever having started (just kidding). In any case, what you’ll find in the content below are the type of things I wish everyone had – in most cases, it just makes life easier or solves an oddball problem with an unconventional solution. If that’s got you curious, take a look to see if there’s anything you like.
It’s no secret I’m a Motion Pro fan-boy – the brand makes pretty decent motorcycle tools. But what I’ve never been happy with is their old-style cable lubers – they always make a mess. Now that their “new and improved” model came out, you bet I was going to give it a try. But is it worth buying? Well, let’s see. Here’s a Motion Pro Cable Luber V3 review to find out if it’s actually an upgrade. Let’s start.
TPMS is one of the best accessories you can put on your bike as far as safety is concerned. If you’d like to keep an eye on your tire pressures while riding, nothing beats the convenience of a tire pressure monitoring system. However, as of yet they are seldom seen factory-installed on our two-wheeled vehicles. If you’re considering adding one to your motor bike, here’s a review of the best cheap motorcycle TPMS kit I’ve found so far.
Here’s a quick and easy upgrade if you’re looking for a project to keep busy during Winter. There’s an old saying that on cars, one quick way to judge if it has as many miles as the odometer claims is to look at the condition of the steering wheel. Something similar could be claimed about the area around a motorcycle’s ignition.
One peeve of mine are bikes that have the ignition area all scratched up from keys banging around. It looks bad, and it’s avoidable. Using cheap carbon fiber vinyl we’re gonna make a custom key scratch protector for motorcycles. This 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 (Z650) is today’s victim. Enjoy!
Did you just buy your first motorcycle, and it’s a 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300? If that’s the case, congratulations and I hope you enjoy it! Welcome to the brotherhood. And as part of the motorcycling community, you’ve probably noticed that customizing your bike is an integral part of the experience. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s my Kawasaki Ninja 300 upgrades list with all the improvements I’ve personally done to my motorcycle.
Through the years I’ve definitely tried some parts that were great, others so-so, and a few that downright sucked. Here’s what I ended up deciding are good enough to keep on this little motor bike. Also, I’ve written detailed DIYs on how to install more than a few of them – you’ll see them linked. Regardless of if you’re looking for a specific part or just need some motivation, keep reading. You might find something useful in here.
The Olympus TG-5 Tough is an excellent rugged, waterproof camera. It’s perfect to have around when a smartphone won’t do, but a DSLR is too much. Or when you just need a heavy-duty camera. But like with any electronics, that doesn’t mean you should mistreat it. The best way to make sure your camera is always protected and ready for action is a good camera case. Here’s the best camera pouch I’ve found for the Olympus TG-5 Rugged waterproof camera – the Lowerpro Portland 30 Camera Bag. It’s also a perfect fit for the TG-4 and TG-3, the Nikon W300, the Rikoh WG-50 as well as the vast majority of compact cameras out there.
One chief reason why people give up exercising on a bicycle is seat pain. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to fix that. I was looking for the best exercise bike seat for my Schwinn 170, and after trying a few models here’s the best one I found – the Serfas Rx Exerciser EX-RXL. If you’re looking for an upgraded gel seat for your stationary bike, you’ll definitely want to give this model some consideration.
One thing that has always left me dumbfounded is novice gun owners who want to become better shooters, but then proceed to put 200 indistinguishable bullet holes all over a single target in less than an hour. Past the first five minutes, ask them where they’re hitting and they wouldn’t have a clue. While swapping targets every few rounds would be nice in an ideal world, it’s both impractical and expensive. That’s where this tip come in. If you want to become a better shooter accuracy-wise, there are few things better than target pasters. Let me explain why every shooter should pack a box in their range bag for target practice.
Nothing sucks more than the feeling you get when you hop on your bike, start the engine and give it a few revs…only to notice something feels odd when you try to back it out. Yup, you’ve got a flat tire. As much as that will ruin anyone’s day, thankfully it’s pretty quick and easy to take care of. Here’s how to permanently repair a flat motorcycle tire with a Dynaplug Tire Repair Kit. Let’s start!
Installing an aftermarket operating system is one of the best ways to extend the life of your device. Given how today most devices have hardware that is pretty good, really it’s up-to-date software which makes all the difference. Here I’m going to go over, step-by-step, how to pull off an Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen custom ROM install. We’ll also be rooting the device in the process. Let’s start!