Category:Gear Guides

Changing your own oil

Working on your own motorcycle can seem like a daunting task, but breaking into the hobby may not be as difficult as you think. Instead of looking at all the complexities of the components of your motorcycle and feeling overwhelmed, start small and simple.

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What to do and not do if you have a wreck

The nightmare of every rider is a wreck. It can be a collision with a vehicle or a crash caused by a poor road maintenance or something else.

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How To Coach Your Kids To Ride A Motorcycle

We love riding motorcycle, that's a given. And what we would love even more is if our offsprings would love to ride as well. Many parents dream of going riding with their children. And many do... but....!

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Minimum Ages For Kids and Motorcycles in the USA

It obvious to everyone that you need to be of a certain age to ride a motorcycle. Putting a 10 year old behind a big Harley is asking for problems. But not every state in the USA is the same, may differ in their laws.

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Adding Saddlebags

Riding a motorcycle without any bags is nice, but it's usually a pipe dream. We humans tend to take stuff with us, all the time. Imagine living in an area where you can suddenly receive a lot of rain. So you need to take your rain gear with you. Going to the shop to buy some milk and bread? You'll need to carry that with you. And how about that lock? Oh, and before I forget, how about some proper tools to make some roadside repairs?

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Scorpion Exo Helmets Guide

Scorpion motorcycle helmets are very special. Scorpion is an American brand, designed in the USA, and the helmets are quality for a reasonable, often low, price.

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Motorcycle & Leather Products Glossary

Jafrum Product Term Glossary



5-ply Nylon Thread - This thread cannot be broken nearly as easily as cheaper cotton thread. We use the best 5-ply nylon thread available

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How to Measure Your Shoe Size

A question that tends to come through on our phone line to our Gear Experts is, “How do I know what shoe size I am?” and “How do you go about finding that out?” Well we here at Jafrum decided to add this guide to simplify the ordering process of motorcycle boots and put your mind at ease.

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Gaerne Boots Review

I recently did a review of the Gaerne Balance Oiled Off-Road boots, and I received a few emails about the other Gaerne boots, the Gaerne Balance Pro-Tech Boots. Mostly people would like to know what the differences are.

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Motorcycle Jacket - Buying Guides

Although motorcycle clothing are all the fashion nowadays, with big name fashion designers making “biker jackets” costing more than most modern motorcycles, real motorcycle jackets serve a purpose higher than fashion; that of saving its owner’s life and making it more comfortable.

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Motorcycle Helmets - Buying Guides

Helmets, in many parts of the USA, and in many other countries n the world, are mandatory when riding motorcycles, scooters or ATVs. Riding a motorcycle is a dangerous thing, and a small accident is never far away. Simply loosing your foot while coming to a stop at a red light and falling over is not as rare as you might think.

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Motorcycle Chaps - Buying Guides

Wearing special motorcycle pants is a good idea for safety reasons, but not always practical nor fun. Many riders prefer to ride with their jeans or normal trousers, but they offer no protection at all from accidents or the elements.

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Motorcycle Boots - Buying Guides

Good motorcycle boots are an essential part of a biker's outfit. Of course it's easier to ride with sneakers or sandals, but they are not very practical. Even if you don't crash, just the fact of putting your foot down while waiting for a traffic light, a car can easily run over your feet.

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What to do when your motorcycle stops running

Usually when we set out for a nice motorcycle ride, the last thing on our minds is “will our motorcycle keep running until our destination is reached?”. But let's face it; motorcycles are mechanical, and when you mention mechanics you know there is a chance that things start failing. 

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Biker bill awaits Georgia governor's signature

A major motorcycle bill is sitting on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk awaiting his signature.

The final bill as presented to the governor combines two issues Georgia bikers fought for this year: handlebars and red lights. These two started out as separate bills, but were combined into one.

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Motorcycle Luggage - Buying Guides

Traveling on a motorcycle is great fun, but it does have a few inconveniences compared to traveling in a car. By far one of the biggest issues is storage space.

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How To Lubricate and Adjust Your Drive Chain

When compared to larger vehicles like cars, motorcycles are considerably simpler machines. In trade they tend to require considerably more maintenance to keep operating optimally. While the concept of manually lubricating and adjusting a drive chain may seem alien to someone who's only driven four-wheeled vehicles their entire life, 

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Motorcycle Tire Removal and Replacement

Motorcycle tires may seem relatively unimportant and simple when held up next to a component as complex as an engine, but all of the extensive engineering of a motorcycle ultimately comes down to where the rubber meets the road.

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26 Of The Craziest Motorcycles Helmets You'll Ever See

As a group of people, bikers are a strange lot. We want to be different since we do not like driving cars. That’s why we call them cages. We dress differently from “normal” folks. Leathers, chaps, biker boots and helmets. We stand out in a crowd. But some bikers want to stand out even more. They want to be more different than those that are different already.

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Arai vs Shoei

If there's one topic you'll find on many motorcycle discussion forums, it's what helmet to buy, Arai or Shoei. Both brands are top notch, high quality and both helmet manufacturers make similar type of helmets.

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