It was like a movie. The sun was mid-sky, tumbleweeds were rolling, and when you looked to the horizon, you saw the heat coming up from the road. Then — pop and hiss as steam came up from the hood of my beat-up Chevy van. We were driving through Death Valley and had just passed […]

As much as we try not to overtighten bolts during motorcycle maintenance, we commonly do. Maybe because we don’t trust the torque wrench, or we fear that the shiny new part is going to fall off if we don’t give the wrench one more turn.  We can avoid cracked fairing bosses by trusting the torque […]