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How to build a custom motorcycle: Choosing and using wrenches

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. 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 take it apart. So I’m going to focus…

Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

For a while, rumors have been circulating about the demise of the traditional cafe racer. With scramblers and flat trackers dominating the scene, the low-and-sleek genre has been taking a back seat. But like a venerable art rock band, the cafe racer is hanging in there. Interest is still high—so high that manufacturers are entering the…

Road tested: Motorcycle Gear

I’ve always viewed motorcycle gear as an extension of both my bike and me. I want it to blend seamlessly with what I’m riding, and…