After The Sale

Written by Kevin Schappell

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·Findrepparttar spare tire and jack. Make sure you know where to jackrepparttar 102772 car when changing a tire and how to removerepparttar 102773 spare when you need it. There is nothing worse than getting a flat tire in a new car and having to struggle to change itrepparttar 102774 first time. ·Accessorize! It's your car and it should make a statement about you. There are plenty of aftermarket items to make your new car unique like yourself. Wheels, bug guards, window visors and more are all available at part houses like

Kevin Schappell maintains where he gives advice on car maintenance, buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car expert, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles.

Want a chopper? Build your own!

Written by Michael Holmes

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If you want a more concrete guide, try this. An experienced kit builder (though not a professional) I spoke to reckons it took 10 full days to build his last chopper from a kit. For someone less experienced it could take a couple of days longer. Twelve 9 hour days works out at 108 hours. Over evenings and weekends, this could drag out to three or four weeks of living in a pile of motorcycle parts! So be prepared to literally liverepparttar experience if you are going to takerepparttar 102771 plunge.

What aboutrepparttar 102772 practical side? Well, there is no substitute for experience. The place to start building up your experience withrepparttar 102773 mechanical side of building to kit bike is with your current ride. Make sure all you can dorepparttar 102774 basic maintenance on your motorcycle, and then start to do some simple disassembling. Take offrepparttar 102775 tires, take offrepparttar 102776 exhaust, real basic stuff; all of this will help to build a new confidence inrepparttar 102777 shop side of things. You can also get some great videos on maintenance, and even on buildingrepparttar 102778 custom bike of your dreams. Readrepparttar 102779 books, watchrepparttar 102780 videos, and buyrepparttar 102781 t-shirt! Believe me, allrepparttar 102782 preparation you make will stand you in good stead.

If you really are hopeless atrepparttar 102783 mechanical side of things, why not pay someone else to help you build it, or even get them to buildrepparttar 102784 whole thing for you? The cost ofrepparttar 102785 kit plus labor could well work out cheaper than buying a chopper “offrepparttar 102786 shelf”.

And of course, when that beautiful chopper is standing on your driveway, and your friends are asking you “Was it worth it?” you can turn torepparttar 102787 chopper, drag your hand acrossrepparttar 102788 flames onrepparttar 102789 tank andrepparttar 102790 polished chrome, turn back to them and say, “What do you think?”

Copyright (c) 2004, by Michael Holmes This article may be freely distributed asrepparttar 102791 author's information provided an active live link to is published withrepparttar 102792 article.

A complimentary copy of any newsletter or a link torepparttar 102793 site whererepparttar 102794 article is posted is greatly appreciated. Please contact me at

Michael Holmes is a enthusiast for all thing motorcycle. His website,, is a great resource of articles aimed at motorcyclists of all levels.

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