Winter Bike Shop

Author Archive: William Sparow

Surviving in the Desert with Little Versus Desert City Survival in Dubai

I took desert survival training a long time ago. I spent a few months in a very hot desert place out in a southwestern state. I remember nights cold enough that there could be frost and temperatures that soared over 100 degrees during the day. There were temperature swings on some days that were equal to around 100 degrees as it could go from 30 to over 120 in hours. I drove a vehicle in the desert that was specially outfitted for the environment. It had AC, but it was awful to use in that you felt worse after shutting it off and getting hit in the face with the desert heat again.

I learned to enjoy the shady spots and to shut down almost all activity during the hottest parts of the day. I became like the little mammals that survived out here moving only in the short windows of time where it was not too hot or too cold. (more…)

Top 5 Motorcycle Accessories

What is the most fun thing about owning a motorcycle?  Is it revving the engine?  Is it the freedom of the open road?  Is it the feeling of community when you are among lots of other bikers at a biker bar or charity ride?  A big part of the fun of having a motorcycle is being seen.  Therefore, eye-catching motorcycle accessories can enhance your experience.  Of course, some of the items on our list of the best motorcycle accessories are not just eye candy.  The accessories on this list can also make your ride safer and more comfortable.

  1. Headlights for Seeing and Being Seen

Headlights hardly even count as sport bike accessories, they are such an important part of the motorcycle.  If you do not already own a universal motorcycle headlight, you should get one now.  The best headlights make it easier for you to see the road ahead of you.  They should be bright enough that others can see you, but their glare should not distract you.

  1. GPS for Your Motorcycle

It is not safe to use GPS navigation on your phone when riding a motorcycle.  You need a GPS system installed on your bike.

  1. Motorcycle Covers

You put so much effort into cleaning your motorcycle before the first ride of the season.  You can save a lot of time by keeping it covered when parked.  It will stay much cleaner.

  1. Ramps

You only have to try once to get a motorcycle into a truck without a ramp to know the usefulness of ramps.  They are essential for transporting your bike safely.

  1. Tank Bags

Tank bags are a good way of transporting valuable items on your motorcycle.  The bag is small enough that you can easily carry it with you when you park your bike.