Cast Stone Motorcycle Sculpture Art by Randall Zadar

Original cast stone motorcycle sculptures by Sculptor Randall Zadar. Display indoors or out. Hand-cast and hand-finished. Made in USA. Display in your yard, garden, home, garage or office using a built-in hook. Makes a great gift for anyone who loves motorcycles. The dimensions are: 8” x 5” x ¾”, weighs 2.5 pounds. Commissions are available to clubs or businesses.

cast stone motorcycle sculptures$28.00 plus $6.50 shipping

Order on-line at www.motorcyclesculpture.com or by calling 440-878-1474.
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Motorcycle Tire Inspection and Maintenance Procedures

Regular motorcycle inspection and maintenance is essential to keeping your bike working properly and to catching any small problems before they become big problems. Especially if you are about to depart on a long motorcycle trip, it is essential that you go over every inch of your bike and make sure that everything is tuned up and that there are no small problems that could potentially become serious issues as your ride. To make sure that your bike is in 100% perfect working order, let’s start from the bottom.

 

motorcycle tire care and maintenance

Your tires, as the only part of the bike that should ever touch the road, are vitally important. You already know that tires wear down as your ride, but did you also know that they can age significantly in the sun? Unless you keep your bike covered on sun days, you’ve probably seen your tires become bleached and even cracked in the sun.

 

Before getting on your bike, look at your tires. Is there plenty of tread? Are they worn down? Is there any visible sign of damage? Check your tire pressure and give them an extra boost of air if they are low. Doing this before every ride will make sure you don’t have any trouble with one of your bike’s most important parts.

 

While some high tech bikes may have a dial that will check tire pressure for you, the best way to know that you have the right PSI is to check it manually. If you don’t have a pressure gauge, borrow one or purchase one from an automotive supply store.

 

There will be a valve on the tire where you can add air or let it out, usually with a screw-on cap. Take off the cap and press the mouth of the gauge against the valve firmly. If the reading seems particularly high or low, check it again. Most tires will have the recommended PSI either imprinted on the tire. If it is not, check your bike’s owner’s manual.

 

If your tires are underinflated, take it to a garage or gas station where they have an air pump. Use the compressed air to fill the tires, continually checking them with the gauge until you have the right pressure. If you overfill them, you can use the gauge to bleed away excess air.

 

Tread is essential to proper motorcycle operation in the best and worst of weather. A bald tire can make even a small puddle on the tarmac dangerous. To check your tread, take a quarter and place it into the tread. If there is enough depth that the top of Washington’s head is covered, you are good to go. If not, it is time for new tires.

Float Issues on Motorcycle Carburetor

Watching gas pour continuously into my Yamaha motorcycle’s air box was not my idea of a relaxing Sunday ride with my father in-law.  But as the gas continued to flow, even with the engine shut off, I knew that I would be spending this day working on my bike rather than enjoying riding it.

 

I was appreciative of my father in-law who suggested right away that he suspected the trouble lie in the carburetor’s float.  As I got out my manual to begin removing the carb, I started to think that my whole day would be spent diagnosing and disassembling only to find out that I would need a brand new carburetor (or worse).

 

Carefully following the manual’s instructions, the carb came off the bike and was apart quickly, much quicker than I had first anticipated.  The longest part of this process was losing a small piece of the throttle cable and spending 15 minutes on all fours looking for it (after which I proceeded to use my beloved magnetic tray).

motorcycle carburetor float and needle

I was soon looking at the float which we believed to be the source of the problem.  A quick examination of the float and needle showed that it had no wear and was not damaged.  With the carb apart, I followed the instructions on cleaning it and ensuring the float wasn’t indeed stuck.  Once cleaned, I proceeded to put the carburetor back together, hoping that the cleaning had somehow fixed the issue with the gas flowing into the air box.

 

 

After getting the carb reassembled, putting it back into place on my bike and reattaching the lines, I was more than ready to test if the problem had been fixed.  The first crank proved that it had.  Success! My bike started up without issue and no more gas was leaking into the air box. Having only taken a couple of hours to achieve this repair, my father in law and I were able to enjoy the rest of the sunny afternoon riding and I had an extra bounce in my step for the rest of the day knowing I had fixed a problem I had originally thought may hamper more than one day of the riding season.