Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Harley Davidson History

If you have been to Vegas, or seen any of the thousands of movies set in Vegas, then you have probably seen the mammoth Harley Davidson that sticks out of the front of the Hard Rock Café. Believe it or not, in true Harley Davidson style, this motorcycle would actually be operational if there was a Paul Bunyan alive to ride it.

If you know the history of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle’s creation, you would understand why its creators, who believed anything was possible, would not have it any other way. Harley Davidson was born when two 21 year old Milwaukee boys decided it was too much work to ride a pedal powered bike up and down the hills of Milwaukee in 1901.

It took one failed effort, and a lot of work, but finally William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson (hence the brand name) with the help of Davidson’s older brother and an engineer down the street created the first fully motored bicycle that became the first Harley to ever grace the street of America. Although the bike frame was thin and sheet metals as all bicycles were at the time, and the engine weighed 28 pounds, it was successfully able to carry the boys up the hills and so an American staple was born.

Since then the bike has only soared in popularity and been both a standard of the hard rock life and a symbol of manhood. Not only has the owning a Harley been a class distinction among motorcyclists, but now the logo itself has spread like wildfire as Harley Davidson makes about 5% of its annual revenue from the sale of items inscribed with the logo. There simply is no other motorcycle that can compete with the Harley, on the road or in people’s hearts.

This article in the copy from Articlebase

The DOT in terms of motorcycle helmets refers to the Department of Transportation. It mandates that all the motorcycle helmets should be tested for safety issues. The DOT performs its own in-house testing on the helmets and then labels only those helmets that meet its standards. If at all you are thinking of purchasing a motorcycle helmet and you don't see a DOT approval label on it, it's better that you think again whether to buy it or not. This will not be the helmet that you can trust on, to save your life in case of emergency or accidents.

How to Identify DOT Helmet

Lets us consider some of the labeling requirements of these DOT motorcycle helmet. You should check for the following things before you purchase a helmet:

  1. A DOT sticker should be attached on the back of the helmet, located centrally towards the bottom.
  2. In addition, these should be a DOT label that is sewn permanently at the inside of the helmet.
  3. This label should not be in such a place from where it can easily be taken off.
  4. A genuine DOT sticker should include the name or the logo of the manufacturer of the motorcycle helmet, date of manufacturing, size of the helmet, model name or the model number and the components used to make the helmet.
  5. If you don't see all the above-mentioned information on the helmet's label, it will be great not to purchase such a helmet.

Benefits of DOT

The DOT ranking is an industry standard and a mean through which the customers can judge the effectiveness and safety of the helmet. These ratings provide you with objective criteria to certify the safety of the helmet that you are purchasing. Thus, rather than only relying on what does the dealer tells you, now it is possible for the buyers to identify the real criteria on his own and judge the measures of protection offered by a specific helmet.

DOT Helmet Testing Procedure

Then, what are the testing procedures used to determine these criteria's? Let's discuss it:

  1. The DOT carries out a very straightforward impact test. It uses a simulated headpiece that is placed in the helmet.
  2. Then, the tester drops the helmet from a height of about 10 feet. A human head cannot receive units more than 400 G-force on impact. A G-force unit measures the gravitational force that is exerted on an object when it is in motion. Here is the kicker for the helmets labeled with DOT.
  3. The manufactures are not required to test their helmet to prove that it has a DOT rating.
  4. The manufacturer of the helmet only needs to know that his helmet will meet the DOT specifications so that it will be branded as "DOT rated helmet".

Thus, we can conclude saying that the DOT rating is a sign of quality motorcycle helmets that meets the minimal standards to ensure the safety of the rider. If your helmet is DOT certified, it means that it has met the minimum amount of certification process and thus, you are purchasing a decent helmet.

Scooters today have been exposed to a whole new audience, with high gas prices making them a very desirable alternative to our gas guzzling cars and SUV's. But there are a number of things you need to know when jumping into this fun new way of getting around.

If you plan on using your new scooter on the road, you will need to have a motorcycle insurance policy. You will need to present that proof of scooter insurance at your DMV when buying a scooter license plate. It's a good idea while you are there to check to see what the laws in your state are for wearing a helmet also. Some states don't require it, but even so, it's your head, it depends how attached you are to it.

Some basic scooter maintenance will go a long way to making your commute to work or school more enjoyable. It's good to get to know your scooter, and what things need to be looked at and checked on a regular basis. It's always a good idea to look your scooter over before every ride. I think you will find that most basic maintenance is quite simple even if you have never done anything mechanical before.

If you have a new Chinese scooter, which are become so popular because of the great looks and low prices, finding parts sometimes can be a little tricky unless you've done some homework. The parts are actually easy to come by if you know where to shop.

OK so now you have scooter insurance, you found where to get scooter parts, and you can do some basic scooter maintenance, now you are ready to hit the road! Cruising down country roads on your new scooter is pretty sweet. If you would like to ride with other like minded scooter lovers, maybe you should consider joining a scooter club. There are lots of them worldwide. There should be one near you, and if not you can put the word out and maybe start your own.

Tips on how to drive safety and politely on the road ... There is the tips:
  1. Doing do'a before departing. 
  2. To travel far, if the term biker, so touring. Should use helmets, jackets, body Protector, masks, gloves, pants and shoes,
  3. Use half face helmets or full face and earn some SNI logo. Never use the helmet of war     (that the helem surprisingly rich cap),
  4. To protect the chest and use the body Protector as a protective outer jacket. shoes,
  5. Air pollutant's not good, so gunkanlah mask,
  6. Use the standard length trousers are not too big footstep the are.  (Should be based jeans because it is very effective in avoiding colds).
  7. When the big, all aside and find a safe place to rest,
  8. Do not drive in pangaruh-drinking liquor,
  9. Avoid drinking beverages-supleman. Because the effects of these drinks are only temporary. Better drink water and sugar. 
  10. Avoid the use Handsfree,
  11. When the road and damaged roads are open only lunge. This aims to avoid accidents.
  12. Can drag, we love the original field and road conditions. If sensitive drag on a quiet road to another motorist does not feel. 
Self-driving tips that only the good and complacent from me. Hopefully useful for you. If there are additional please and when not, or one word in it is truly please, and I apologize that as much as possible. biker regard! 

From Blogger to Brother

After the World War II, muscle cars became an instant hit, as motorists and car buyers aimed to acquire vehicles that would showcase and show great power and speed. The term was basically a name description of what the car was to the industry.

Muscle cars were considered the instruments to bring back the glory and profitability of the global car industry. Muscle autos were hugely popular in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. 

With the emergence of many other car brands and more superior car models, muscle cars are now nowhere in the map of global cars. However, there are still some of those vehicles that are in circulation within the market.

Those muscle autos are now considered novelty and collectors' items. If you happen to own one, it surely would be your interest to improve and revitalize the look and performance of your old car. Thus, you would certainly find ways on how you can rebuild and modify your muscle auto. 

Here are some suggested procedures on how you can rebuild and revitalize the look and feel of your muscle autos. Take note that some auto detailing techniques may already be familiar to you, especially if you are into regular auto detailing. 

1. Plan the restoration process ahead of time. Muscle cars are important and are sensitive cars. Any error or mistake on the rebuilding and auto detailing procedure could greatly harm and alter the overall appearance of the exterior of the car.

Thus, it would be advisable if you would do a research and ask experts on what to do right about your muscle auto. Make a simple list of things to do and do a checklist to serve as a guide as you do the rebuilding and modifying process. 

2. Spend time and more effort rebuilding the body of the muscle cars. Pay particular attention to details. The overall body of the car should be given more care and proper treatment. Do you need to modify and do little changes at the engine and the overall system? 

If you are not too familiar with it, just leave it to the experts. Just tell them what you want, what you aim and what you intend to do and let them do the rest. 

3. Settle to do a major auto detailing. When the insides of the muscle autos are modified and improved, take time to do a major auto detailing process.

When you auto detail muscle cars, you aim to revamp and overhaul the total exterior and physical package of the vehicles. Repaint. Spend to repair damaged parts. Check the wheels. In no time, the muscle autos would look as awesome as new again. 

4. To wrap things up, check the overall electrical system of the muscle autos. Pay attention to the electrical wirings responsible for the proper functioning of lights and horns. Make sure the battery is functioning well. 

5. There is no need to change the overall physical appearance or the assembly of the body packaging, not unless you want to remodel your muscle autos. If you do so, your muscle cars would cease to be muscle cars and should be called through other names. 

As your muscle cars take a new rejuvenation and look, always remember that muscle cars would not ever function like the modern powerful cars. During their time, muscle autos were the most powerful vehicles on the road.

Purchasing a previously owned vehicle can be a great way to save some cash while still getting a good car. If you shop smart, you can find a used car that is in good condition and will provide years of service. With a bit of research, shopping around, and patience, buying a used car can be well worth the time. Keep in mind that for the long term, you're looking for the best car for the best price--not simply the lowest price. A cheap car that costs you hundreds or thousands in repairs is not the best deal.

Below is 7 tips buying a used car

1. Do Your Research
Before you head off to a car lot or peruse the paper, do some research. Start by determining the type of vehicle you want, and then narrow the field to a few models. Whether you're looking for a sports car or minivan, if you are educated going into the process, you'll be in a much better position. You'll know the kinds of questions to ask and you'll be able to negotiate smarter. Investigate the car's average fuel mileage, various features, upkeep, and average costs for repairs. Check reviews such as in Consumer Reports, talk with people who own the vehicle you're looking for, and call dealerships.

2. Comparison shopping
Once you know what you're after, start looking. Look up the blue book value ranges and see what the going rates are for the vehicle you're after. Be wary of jumping on the first good deal you see, however. A great price may mean hidden costs elsewhere. If you are buying from an individual, try to get as much information from the person as possible. You may have the opportunity for some type of warranty or repair plan if you go through a dealer.

3. Lemon Laws and Lemon Checks
Whether you're buying from an individual or dealer, have the car checked by a third party. If the seller insists on a deposit before you have this done, say thank you and shop elsewhere. Lemon Laws refer to each state's laws that protect consumers if they've purchased a vehicle that is persistently defective. In many states, lemon laws apply if the vehicle requires multiple repairs within the first thirty to forty days of purchase, but the laws vary. Check your state's laws so you know your rights.

4. Look Up the VIN Number
Having the vehicle looked over isn't enough. That will give you an idea of what shape the vehicle is in now. Researching the history by the vehicle's VIN number will give you an idea of the car's past. The VIN is the Vehicle Identification Number, and it can be found on the title or under the windshield. A VIN report will run about $20 to $25, but it is worth the price. You may learn important things about the car that are not evident otherwise.

5. How much are you willing to pay?
When shopping for a used car, you need to know the price range you can afford. Obviously, if you have a bit more to spend, you can buy a better car. If you're looking for a relatively new car (three to four years old), you'll likely be looking at a range starting at $8,000 for a decent car. If you are in the lower price range, looking for a car five years or older, it may take more time to find a decent car that doesn't have too many miles on it. Again, shop around and avoid the temptation to buy the first low-price car you find.

6. Don't Discount Dealers
You may or may not get a better deal through a private seller, so carefully consider using a dealer. Dealers will often give used cars a thorough check and offer some type of warranty on the cars. They will also ensure there are no outstanding liens against the vehicle, something you'll need to do on your own if you buy from a private party. When it comes time to sign the papers, be sure to read everything carefully, however. Make sure you understand the terms of the agreement and any warranties or service checks offered.

7. Consider Different Financing Options
One benefit to buying from a dealer is that financing is often available for used cars as well as new. However, it pays to shop around when it comes to finance options. A personal loan through a bank may carry a much lower interest rate than the dealer's plan. Take the time to calculate total costs for different types of loans so you can make the best choice.

Every single day there are tens of thousands of cars for sale on eBay which makes the eBay motors division the most profitable department within eBay. There millions of cars sold online every year and eBay is getting a big portion of it.

There is large numbers of people making a living just taking cars on consignment and placing them on eBay. Some of these people have never even seen the car they are selling! This is a great business, usually the only risk is your auction fee and some shrewd consigners even get the car owners to pay for that.

As with most other online businesses, the biggest issue to deal with is gaining the trust of potential buyers. This can be a little difficult for someone just starting to do business on eBay. But, you can hardly blame the buyers who are spending thousands of dollars on a vehicle they have never physically seen.

eBay in their infinite wisdom has set up escrow services to help alleviate these fears. This definitely seems to help when the buyer knows that the money is going to be kept by a third party until the transaction is completed smoothly. The escrow service of choice is Escrow.com. The way thee system works is the buyer gets two days to inspect the vehicle, if everything is okay he notifies the escrow company and they release the funds to the selling party. If the transaction goes south, the buyer returns the item and the escrow company returns the buyer's money.

The online vehicle sales business has become so large that Escrow.com has even opened a division that only deals with vehicle sales. They even offer an inspection service which at this time is $125, not too bad for the piece of mind it affords.

Through Escrow.com the buyer can also deposit his payment with them and negotiate a period of up to 30 days to have the vehicle completely looked over. This time period must be agreed upon by both parties before the transaction is consummated. If the buyer doesn't contact the Escrow Company by the end of the agreed upon period then it is assumed the transaction is valid and the money is distributed to the seller.

Another value added service that has been implemented recently is worldwide shipping. Escrow.com will ship vehicles almost anywhere in the world, well except for Cuba. LOL. They will also get a vehicle history report like CarFax that tells the history of the vehicle and whether it has ever had major damage, been stolen, or even if it has been a vehicle for hire.

With all the positives offered here it would be wise to utilize the aforementioned company for any vehicle transactions online.

On any given day, the weather trend is usually the first subject of conversation. During the past month, anywhere you go in the United States, the price of gasoline has become a primary topic to complain about. Most people, and businesses, feel helpless when looking toward winter's fuel bills.

Will dispensing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve help us? If you think short-term - Yes; it will help temporarily.

In fact, you can expect to see products and services increase in price due to the price of fuel and transportation. This is only the beginning of economic change. Many of the "Mom and Pop" businesses may not be able to adapt fast enough to handle the upcoming heating bills. Many of the local businesses, in my area, are still "smarting" from last winter's fuel bills.

So what can we do? There has been a flood of Emails that tell us to boycott a particular oil company, but nobody can agree on exactly which company to boycott. Most oil companies are considered "greedy corporate giants," with questionable political agendas, by the consumers. If we are going to be driven out of business, and into an economic disaster, it is time to declare economic warfare on the largest oil companies.

Sorry to choose such strong words and opinions, but this has gone on long enough. Osama Bin Laden may not feel that you are paying enough at the pump, but you don't have his millions to pay your fuel bills with.

There is also an effort to stop buying gasoline on a particular day. Every business deals with ups and downs, but you have to come back to the pump; a day of poor sales isn't going to matter to multi-millionaires. However, a month, or a season, will wake them up.

If we made a serious commitment to walk or bike more, we would all be healthier, and send a message to the oil companies. Granted, many of us commute great distances to get to work, but taking the car around the block to pick up a half-gallon of milk is ridiculous.

A little self-discipline goes a long way. Get rid of all gas guzzlers and don't even think of buying one. Does anyone really need a 5.7 liter hemi? What are the auto manufacturers thinking? This is total gluttony, and we all know that the world's oil reserves will run out, so let's conserve what we have.

In your home, or business, you should insulate everything possible. Many people, and businesses, already have done this, but heat is becoming too precious a commodity to take for granted.

Write your local legislators about alternative fuel sources. Let them know this is an important election issue.
They have all sat on their rear ends long enough. Foreign oil dependence has become our foreign policy; it's time to become self sufficient.

The oil companies are currently engaged in price gouging, but we are not helpless. If we conserve, and get some action from government, it will be for the common good.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

History rear view mirror

Many motorcycle rider take rear view mirror as a mere display, there is also considered a rear view mirror to make motorcycles look cool or less okay. So that the motorcycle rider often remove or change the rear view mirror rear view mirror. But unfortunately rear view mirror is not working. That is very dangerous for the rider and also endanger the other motorist.

I think your history rear view mirror? Here history rear view mirror. First in the early 1900 when the car is still new goods, new cars and racing began to grow, each participant racing car mechanics always bring.
Mechanical task is to improve the car if damaged during the race. With the increasing development of technology, machines, so the car more sophisticated and less mechanical damage and no longer needed.

Mechanical function is then changed to "observer" that help the driver. So then this mechanical duty to observe the situation in the back of their car, so drivers can know if there are other cars that will peseerta "passing" them. Every car that participated in the era of car racing is always carries two passengers, one pilot car on duty and one duty to observe the situation behind them.
Then, in the year 1911 race in the Indianapolis 500, one of the participants find it difficult to become a mechanical observers to monitor the situation behind. As the exit and then he put the car in the mirror. By using this mirror he can see if there are other participants that the race will precede or nyalip. Because the burden that transported more light, the car can be way more quickly and ultimately he won the race. In the next year all the participants of the race car rearview mirror installed in their cars, and since that time all the cars using the rear view mirror.

So make the motorcycle rider not wearing a rear view mirror and not meet the rear view standard, the pair first rear view mirror that really works. Do not not use rear view mirror, or just a rear view mirror display only. A dangerous rider and I also let the police. have the girl from the pack of police.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

About Riverside Garage

Riverside Garage is the name of a workshop in the city of Jember. It called on the Riverside Garage? If you think our location of the workshops are on the edge of the river is correct. But first, now we already have a permanent place. In a small garage at Jl. Kalimantan No.49b in the Back KPRI UNEJ Jember. Not to forget the history of the origin of our pioneer, we agree to use the name Riverside GARAGE workshop. Indonesian up language "Garasi Pinggir Sungai". 

Indeed, the name of the workshops we are not so popular with other words or less competitive with the name of the workshops. Our workshops place a bit alley entrance. But behind all the workshops we pour a lot of achievements in the arena of motorcycle modifications.

  1. Motor Service 
  2. Tab oil
  3. Modifications of all types of motorcycles
  4. Motorcycle and car paint
  5. bore up all types of motorcycles