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Motorcycle Wiring 101

<i>Joe Tessitore is a strange guy. Most motorcycle builders hate working with motorcycle wiring, but not Joe. It’s his favorite part of the build, and the source of most of his business. So we’ve asked Joe to demystify electrical systems, and provide an easy guide to sparking your bike back into …

Arduino

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

For those of you lucky enough to live in the northern hemisphere, the riding season is well underway. And that means lots of fresh new product from the motorcycle gear makers. Here’s a roundup of new gear that has caught our eye, from brands both big and small.<p><b>Icon 1000 Oildale</b> Icon is steeped in …

Mad Max

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

A couple of week ago I did a post on some YUMMY Herb Butter I made to go on corn on the cob (or just about any other savory side!) Ever since we …

DIY Painted Air Plant Bell Cups

I loved making these little guys! They served perfectly as an invite gift for our Meet/Make/Do attendees, and mine is now happily perched by my desk …

Chemicals

How to Be Desirable

Improving your success in life may boil down to choosing the right friends, mates and partners. Your physical appearance and personality traits play …

Personality

Homemade Energy Bars - A Natural Granola Bar Recipe For Active People

<b>My six year old nephew calls them</b> “Excited Bars,” but they’re known by most as Energy Bars. They can fill you up, help sustain activity, and deliver …

How To Build A Scrambler

You’ve searched the web, watched the moody videos, and discovered that your street tires don’t like wet grass. You’ve decided you need a scrambler—but how do you tweak your bike for good dirty fun, with a bit of extra style?<p>Here we’ll focus on the best-value mods, balancing cost with performance. …

Motorcycles

Top 5 Triumph Bonneville customs

We’ve already rounded up our favorite Triumph Scramblers and Thruxtons, but today we’re tackling the base model in Triumph’s modern classics line—the Bonneville.<p>Styled after the Bonnies of the 60s and 70s, the ‘new’ Bonneville was released in 2001 and went on to form the basis for the Scrambler and …

Motorcycles

World leaders fear Ukraine crisis will harm nuclear cooperation

Nuclear summit convenes in The Hague as fears grow that west's deteriorating ties with Russia will renew nuclear tensions<p>More than 50 world leaders will meet in The Hague to discuss the world's nuclear security on Monday amid fears that the west's rapidly worsening relations with Moscow over …

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

The Perfect Home Gym

Cardio: Rev Your Engine<p><b>1.</b> Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer: Thanks to the pivoting frame, the Rock and Roll mimics the road, so both your legs and your cycling-­specific core muscles get a workout. ($579)<p><b>2.</b> Crossrope ­Complete set: ­Seven interchangeable ropes, from two ounces to three pounds, …

Exercise

10 Handy Household Uses for Vinegar

If you think vinegar is just for salads, think again. Here are 10 practical and easy ways to improve your household with vinegar—from cleaning tiles …

Vinegar

Staircase Ideas: Creative Ways to Add Style

Are you ready for some cool staircase ideas? You probably go up and down your staircase a dozen or more times a day. Have you ever thought about …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

How To Build A Cafe Racer

I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work. We also have many parameters, tests and boundaries to refer to, to make sure we deliver …

Motorcycles

How to cook the perfect steak

Steak Perfection<p>I’d like to share with you my thoughts on how I cook my steaks in this little infographic, feel free to share away.<p>P.S. If you’re …

Cooking

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

How to Choose Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs

As of January 1, 2014, incandescent bulbs are going the way of the dinosaur. No need to panic. We have the lowdown on which type of energy-efficient lightbulb might be right for your home.<p>We compared energy-efficient options with standard 60-watt bulbs — the most popular — to calculate your savings …

Home Automation

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A Cabin so Small it Doesn’t Even Require a Permit

In 2010, Finnish designer Robin Falck wanted to build a place he could call his own. While hiking in the woods he found a beautiful location for a …

Tricks To Maintain Your Motorcycle On The Cheap

<i>Photo by Will Engelmann</i><p>Aren’t motorcycles great? You can get something faster than a Ferrari for less than a new Ford Fiesta. Of course, the problem …

Top 5 Kawasaki W650/W800 customs

We’re starting a new series on our favorite custom bike platforms. To kick it off we’ve chosen Kawasaki’s W650, a popular choice among builders since it launched in 1999. Inspired by Kawasaki’s own W1, W2 and W3 models of the 60s and 70s, the W650 could easily be mistaken for a British motorcycle …

Motorcycles

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Trending on TwistedSifter<p>This Amateur Video of the Falcon Heavy Landing is Amazing and the Sound is Unreal<p>75 Years Ago, One of the Best Dance …

A shot from the dark

BY FAR the world’s fastest torpedo, Russia’s rocket-powered VA-111 Shkval (Squall) can slice through the sea for more than 11km at a speed above 370 …

Military

5 Awesome Recipes for the Man’s-Man | The Art of Manliness

I believe every man should know how to cook. That being said, I’m realistic enough to know that many of you are likely to “outsource” cooking to …

18 ways to save money in an hour

When the clocks go back, you get an extra hour for free. Here's how to put it to good use<p>When the clocks go back this weekend, you can get an extra hour's sleep. Or you could use the bonus 60 minutes to boost your bank balance. Here are some suggestions for ways to save and make money in an hour.<p>1. …