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Skate or Die: A Triumph Thruxton With A Street Art Vibe

As someone who spent his teen years with a skateboard under his feet, I see parallels between the skate and custom bike worlds. As with surfing and art, there’s a common thread lurking just below the surface.<p>But the influence is usually very subtle. It’s more evident in the riders, their personal …

Motorcycles

For Millennials, life insurance can be a bargain not to miss

Getting married, buying a house and having kids are all good reasons to purchase life insurance. But if other financial priorities keep getting in the way, there’s an economic consideration if you’re a Millennial (no matter how much you hate being called one): Getting life insurance now is probably …

Personal Finance

Motivational: You are very much on time.

CM400 Retro-Rebuild

Honda CM400 Retro Rebuild <br>After building several Honda CX500 bobbers converting them to monoshock rear end, John wanted to take that look and expand …

There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

Nutrition

Barbra Custom Motorcycles Black Matter Motorcycle

Barbra Custom Motorcycles have revealed new prototype designs which will hopefully one day become reality in the near future, with one such prototype …

Mule Motorcycles – The Midnight Express Harley Tracker

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>American<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Tracker<p>This is the exact motorcycle that Harley-Davidson should build. Perhaps with …

Trucks and SUVs are booming in the classic market, thanks to Millennials and Gen-Xers

Go big or go home. That’s the theme of the newest Hagerty Vehicle Rating—and we aren’t talking about values. Two-thirds of the vehicles in the newest …

Workshop Guide: Painting A Motorcycle, Part II

Ready to tackle your first motorcycle paint project? In Part One of this guide, we outlined the first three steps: theory, planning and the all-important prepping procedures, ending with a final coat of smooth spray putty.<p>This week, we’re laying down the paint itself, using aerosol cans. So grab …

Woodworking

The Shortest Route to the Most Beautiful Place in Every State

There's a song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games, and it isn't called "America the Mediocre." The wonders of this country …

National Parks

Getting started with motorcycle welding

Most of the bikes that grace these pages that have had some welding done on them, somewhere. If you’re building your own custom bike—or even if you just like fiddling in your garage—welding is an invaluable skill to have.<p>It’s also a slightly intimidating prospect for the initiated, so this is a …

Fabrication

How to choose and use angle grinders

<i>Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals what he looks for when buying an angle grinder.</i><p>Where would we be without the grinder? It lops off subframes, removes tabs and brackets in seconds, and provides pretty showers of sparks for what seems like every short film about a bike builder.<p>Joking …

Woodworking

How to choose (and use) the right wrenches

Nearly every time you’re working on your bike, there are three types of tools that you’ll need: Wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers.<p>Let’s start with wrenches, or spanners as they’re usually called in Britain. Since your motorcycle is mostly bolted together, you’ll need different types of wrenches to …

Woodworking

How to build a custom motorcycle: Planning the project

<i>Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals how he plans a custom motorcycle build.</i><p>I’m not sure about you, but I hate wasting time and money. So I’ve learnt that planning is one way to minimize the waste, and good project management will help you to stay on track with your custom motorcycle …

Project Management

How To Buy A Motorcycle: An Inspection Checklist

<i>Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals what he looks for when buying a used motorcycle.</i><p>I take a checklist with me when I look at a used bike. I’m never expecting a secondhand bike to be flawless, but I’m looking for problems—and assessing ‘how much’ it will take me to correct these …

Classic Cars

The Skills You Need To Build A Custom Motorcycle

We’ve all been there. You’ve seen this great bike at a show, or online, and you’ve gotta build something like it. You can see yourself hammering down the street on it. You’ve scoured the interwebs and found a bunch of photos of the type of bike you love. Maybe you’ve even narrowed down the make and …

Woodworking

On The Right Track: Ellaspede’s custom kits for the SR400

Next year, the Yamaha SR400 will be celebrating its 40th birthday. It’s been in production since 1978, aside from a brief hiatus ten years ago for a fuel injection transplant and emissions upgrade.<p>There are a few other two-wheeled dinosaurs still around, but the Yammie is reliable, can still keep …

These 10 companies control everything you buy

These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year.<p>In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes — and for customers to …

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Nearly One In Five LinkedIn Members Say Health Insurance Affected Job Choice

Think affordable health insurance is just a concern of the lazy and unmotivated and those sympathizing with them? Think again. LinkedIn is not exactly a website for people who aren’t motivated to find jobs or advance their careers. There are plenty of websites for those kinds of people. Instead, …

The Ugly GL500

Honda GL500 by <i>Ugly Motors</i> <i><br>Jacob Beker</i> is from Poland and works as IT engineer. Fron 2013, Jacob spends a significant part of his spare time building …

Seoz Sportster

<i>Harley Davidson Sportster 1200</i> custom build from Mexico <b><br>Seoz Bikes</b> - Zapopan, Mexico

A Guide to Levi’s Numbers

The original jeans that started it all, the Levi’s 501s were specifically designed and released in the 1890s for hard-working men who needed clothing …

Clothing

How To Turn Your Finances Over To Someone Else, Part 1

<i>The prospect is scary, but must be faced. For older people, it’s prudent to put a plan in place for when your mental capacity slips. In this first of two articles,</i> <i>Rick Kahler, president of Kahler Financial Group</i> <i>in Rapid City, S. D., tells us how to know when the time has come and what to do:</i><p>One …

Kingston’s Honda CX500 Street Tracker is Pure 80s Magic

Most marques have a golden era—that time when they dominated a race series, etching into memory iconic motorcycles and liveries. Honda has more than a few of those.<p>Take the legendary RS750: it hit the flat track circuit in 1983, and racked up multiple championships in the hands of Ricky Graham and …

Stainless Steel

samurai carbon fiber motorcycle concept great japan

jun 15, 2018<p>the fuel motorcycles' coyote and kingston custom's black phantom are completely dissimilar apart from being based on old BMW …

Motorcycles

Photographer Explores What a Horror Icon's Everyday Life Might Look Like

Artist Jason Shaltz explores the everyday lives of some of horror's biggest icons in his latest personal project, “Everyday Horrors.” Most of us know …

Cognito Moto’s XS650 is the Perfect Modern Classic

We’ve spotted a rising trend over the last couple of years that we can get behind: classic bikes with modern tech upgrades. And if we were working on a project in that vein, Cognito Moto would be getting a call.<p>Started by brothers Devin and Nicholas Henriques, the Richmond, Virginia company is …

Retro

First Ride: Does the Triumph Bobber live up to the hype?

Our early report on the launch of the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber in London generated more hits than any other article on Bike EXIF in 2016—and sparked some pretty heated debate. Up to that point, Triumph’s new ‘modern classics’ had been getting high praise at every turn… but was the Bobber a …

Mountain Biking

How to photograph cars like a pro

Do you want to take dramatic photos of the awesome exotic cars you'll find at motor shows? Or perhaps you want to get great shots of your own gorgeous car?<p>Car photography isn't always easy, but if you follow a few simple rules then you'll quickly start to improve your shots. It doesn't take much …

Landscape Photography