Stories by Matthew Bochnak
How familiar are you with a motorcycle engine? Whether you’re a seasoned biker or a first-time rider, watch as motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak explains what makes up a motorcycle engine. Watch more videos by Matthew at HowToMotorcycleRepair.com and YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Brakes are important part of the safety systems on your motorcycle. In order to keep them working properly, brake fluid needs to be maintained and replaced regularly. Motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak provides his tips for bleeding your brakes so that they work when they’re needed. Watch more videos by Matt at HowToMotorcycleRepair.com and YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Effective motorcycle maintenance includes performing regular upkeep and replacing certain part when needed. That includes your bike’s power plant: the battery. Conventional batteries typically last two to five years, according to Yuasa Batteries. If you believe your battery may need to be replaced, consider motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak’s tips for doing it right. Watch more videos by […]
Motorcycle riders stay safe and secure on their bikes, in part, because of the control they have over maneuverability and handling. One of the main ways a rider controls his or her bike is through the handle bars and grips, and making sure they’re in proper working order should be a part of a regular […]
Changing your motorcycle’s oil is a regular maintenance task that many riders can do themselves. While the frequency of oil changes can vary, depending on the type of oil used and the motorcycle manufacturer’s recommendations, a reasonable estimate is between 3,000 and 6,000 miles, according to Motorcycle.com. To help you change your oil properly, motorcycle enthusiast Matthew […]
Regular motorcycle maintenance can help keep your bike running smoothly. That can be especially important in the spring, when many riders bring their motorcycles out of winter storage. Beyond simply cleaning it up and filling the fuel tank, spring is a great time to do some simple checkups to make sure your bike is road ready. To […]
You’re ready to hit the road on your motorcycle. It’s a beautiful day, you’ve got a tank full of gas, your helmet and leathers on, and your afternoon is free and clear. You get on your bike to fire up the engine and…nothing. Just that sinking feeling. You try again and again, but your motorcycle […]
One of the most important parts of your motorcycle is the clutch, which connects your engine to the transmission and allows you to change gears. Regular maintenance of the clutch cable can help keep your motorcycle running smoothly, and motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak offers a few do-it-yourself tips for proper adjustment of this key component. Watch more […]
Riding a motorcycle, especially an older bike, can often mean doing a fair amount of maintenance. And one of the more common issues motorcycle riders may encounter is a fuel leak. While it’s a problem that should be dealt with immediately, motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak says that a few simple DIY tips can help you identify […]
Maintaining your motorcycle early and often can be an important factor in keeping your bike running smoothly for years to come. But, older motorcycles can encounter certain issues due to normal wear-and-tear that newer bikes may avoid. Motorcycle enthusiast Matthew Bochnak shares his tips on basic repair and maintenance for some common problems that older motorcycles may experience. Watch more […]