Winter Season Come: Basic Steps to Winterize Your Bike

Written by Kay Zetkin

We know that motorcycle enthusiasts out there are knowledgeable enough in how to care for their bikes. Having a motorcycle and considering it as a prized possession is indeed tedious work. And here, we would like to share bits of information about several things that you may find really important, especially if you’re a motorcyclist from northern climates.

Northern climates motorcyclists experience dilemmas duringrepparttar winter season comes. Once winter approaches, they either takerepparttar 135339 option of continuing their motorcycle riding, not wishing to be apart from their motorcycles forrepparttar 135340 winter spell or they winterize their motorcycles and put it away until spring comes. Winter brings with it cold, icy, wet weather. These conditions do not bode well for your motorcycle’s condition and neither is it a great condition for riding your bike.

Every motorcyclist may have many different opinions on how to dorepparttar 135341 process of winterizing their motorcycles. Doing it is a matter of grave significance in order to restorerepparttar 135342 power and built of your motorcycle in order for it to be sturdy during its active lifespan. Once you have decided on putting away your bike temporarily asrepparttar 135343 winter sets in, here are several basic steps to winterize your bike and put your mind at ease forrepparttar 135344 rest ofrepparttar 135345 winter. •Even beforerepparttar 135346 winter sets in, check over your motorcycle for any mechanical problems. If you find something wrong, put it in repair immediately. •The engine oil and oil filter of your bike must be changed. After this, runrepparttar 135347 engine briefly so thatrepparttar 135348 oil can circulate completely throughrepparttar 135349 system. Try to avoid using used motor oil as it is contaminated with acids. Drain your float bowls by runningrepparttar 135350 engine, shutting offrepparttar 135351 fuel or lettingrepparttar 135352 engine use uprepparttar 135353 fuel inrepparttar 135354 float bowls.

Is Your Car a Lemon?

Written by Steven Chabotte

There are very few things more satisfying than buying a new car. There is great pride of ownership and a feeling of accomplishment and pride as you drive around town in your new vehicle. For most of us, that new car excitement lasts until we must make our first payment or until we get our first parking lot ding. For an unlucky few, they wish these wererepparttar only negatives that they had to worry about.

These unlucky few arerepparttar 135192 people who find themselves with an automobile that will, after much frustration and exhaustion onrepparttar 135193 part ofrepparttar 135194 owner, be classified on a lemon.

So just what is a lemon car? After all, we've all hadrepparttar 135195 occasional breakdown of some part of our car. And no matter when it happens, it is extremely inconvenient (and often quite expensive.) When does "regular wear and tear" flow intorepparttar 135196 realm of having a true lemon.

Typically a lemon is a new vehicle (or in some states a used vehicle under certain circumstances) that has had a large number of repair attempts on a single defect or an overall large number of repair attempts overall. It can also include just a single repair attempt on a portion ofrepparttar 135197 car where failure could be a life threatening situation. Each state has their own lemon law warranty act and each of them defines what will make a vehicle a lemon. For instance, in California, a lemon automobile can be summarized as follows:

Vehicles Covered by California Lemon Law - California lemon law covers any new motor vehicle used primarily for family, personal or household purposes. It also includesrepparttar 135198 chassis portion of motor homes.

Repair Interval / Coverage Period Details - To be considered a lemon law vehicle in California ,repparttar 135199 vehicle must either be out of service for 30 calendar days or have 2 repair attempt for a defect that could cause death or a serious injury or have 4 repairs forrepparttar 135200 same defect. The coverage period is for 18 months or 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

(Lemon law summaries andrepparttar 135201 statutes for all 50 states and Washington DC can be found atrepparttar 135202 Lemon Law Resources website at

If you believe your car is a lemon, it is very important that you have proper records to show this. That means that each time you go to your service center, it is very important that they record exactly what you believerepparttar 135203 problem is inrepparttar 135204 car and specify what they did to try to solverepparttar 135205 problem. You need to do this for two reasons. First, you will need these records when making a claim for restitution. Second, for these "mystery" problems, dealers will try many different things and it may not be clear to an adjuster that they were all related unless you ensure this isrepparttar 135206 case onrepparttar 135207 receipts.

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