Stories by Matthew Bochnak
Brakes are essential to your motorcycle, but they will inevitably wear down over time. To help ensure your bike can stop safely, the brake pads will need to be replaced from time to time. Thankfully, you can check and replace brake pads yourself. A brake pad is made up of a metal backing plate and […]
Whether you’re a new rider or are a longtime motorcyclist, knowing how to shift gears is essential to your ride. Watch as motorcycle enthusiast Matt Bochnak explains how to shift gears on a motorcycle and how to avoid common mistakes. Watch more videos by Matthew at HowToMotorcycleRepair.com and YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
You may know that the carburetor is key to getting the right mix of fuel and air to your motorcycle’s engine, but do you really know how it works? Watch as motorcycle enthusiast Matt Bochnak of How-to Motorcycle Repair breaks down how a carburetor works and helps power your motorcycle.
How familiar are you with a motorcycle engine? Whether you’re a seasoned biker or a first-time rider, watch as motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak explains what makes up a motorcycle engine. Watch more videos by Matthew at HowToMotorcycleRepair.com and YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Brakes are important part of the safety systems on your motorcycle. In order to keep them working properly, brake fluid needs to be maintained and replaced regularly. Motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak provides his tips for bleeding your brakes so that they work when they’re needed. Watch more videos by Matt at HowToMotorcycleRepair.com and YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Effective motorcycle maintenance includes performing regular upkeep and replacing certain part when needed. That includes your bike’s power plant: the battery. Conventional batteries typically last two to five years, according to Yuasa Batteries. If you believe your battery may need to be replaced, consider motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak’s tips for doing it right. Watch more […]
Motorcycle riders stay safe and secure on their bikes, in part, because of the control they have over maneuverability and handling. One of the main ways a rider controls his or her bike is through the handle bars and grips, and making sure they’re in proper working order should be a part of a regular […]
Changing your motorcycle’s oil is a regular maintenance task that many riders can do themselves. While the frequency of oil changes can vary, depending on the type of oil used and the motorcycle manufacturer’s recommendations, a reasonable estimate is between 3,000 and 6,000 miles, according to Motorcycle.com. To help you change your oil properly, motorcycle enthusiast Matthew […]
Regular motorcycle maintenance can help keep your bike running smoothly. That can be especially important in the spring, when many riders bring their motorcycles out of winter storage. Beyond simply cleaning it up and filling the fuel tank, spring is a great time to do some simple checkups to make sure your bike is road ready. To […]
You’re ready to hit the road on your motorcycle. It’s a beautiful day, you’ve got a tank full of gas, your helmet and leathers on, and your afternoon is free and clear. You get on your bike to fire up the engine and … nothing. Just that sinking feeling. You try again and again, but […]