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postheadericon Parts of a Motorcycle

The first motorcycles were little more than bicycles with crude motors attached to power them.

Modern motorcycles can include high tech components that make them very different from those earlier models. A motorcycle can be described as a combination of systems, each of which needs specific parts to function properly.

Drivetrain

A motorcycle is powered by its drivetrain. This includes the engine, which is almost always an internal combustion engine that uses conventional gasoline as fuel.

Motorcycle engines are usually centrally mounted below the driver’s seat. A carburetor blends fuel with air before it is drawn into the ending for combustion, though some high end models now use fuel injectors in place of carburetors.

A motorcycle’s engine conveys power to the rear drive wheel through its transmission. The transmission itself is attached to the engine, and operated by a shift lever (usually a lever attached to one of the handlebars) and a clutch (usually a pedal operated by the left foot).

The system connecting the transmission to the rear wheel (the final drive) varies on different types of motorcycles, and may be a chain or belt, or a solid shaft. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Buying Motorcycle Accessories Online

Buying motorcycle parts accessories online is an ideal way to find exactly what you’re looking for for your motorcycle without driving to store after store. You could waste your whole day searching for just the right part or accessory only to discover it’s ridiculously over-priced once you do locate it. Why waste your precious time when you can easily shop online, comparing prices at several stores in the time it takes to find a parking space at just one shop.

You can have any motorcycle accessories or parts shipped right to your home, even larger items like fenders and gas tanks. If you’re looking for a part for an older bike you’re restoring, you’re much more likely to find it online.

Most websites that sell motorcycle parts accessories will let you use your debit card for purchases if a lack of a credit card is stopping you. Some even let you use Paypal or send them a money order. Simply search for motorcycle accessories in a search engine and you’ll find a great many stores, one is bound to have even the most the obscure part or accessory you need. You can also try searching for the individual part in a search engine to save time, just be sure to type “for sale” or check a shopping website so you don’t get a bunch of unrelated results.