Maintenance Free Motorcycle Battery or Conventional?

There are two main types of motorcycle batteries ” conventional and maintenance free.


Conventional batteries require you to regularly check the electrolyte levels. You can usually see a minimum level line and a maximum level line. You must add distilled water to keep your conventional batteries levels are between these lines. You have easy access to the cell compartments with this type of battery so that you can maintain it easily. Flooded electrolyte is the other main component to the conventional battery, and safety precautions need to be taken when topping this up. If these levels get too low, the plates are exposed to the air and the battery will get damaged.The conventional battery costs less than the maintenance free battery.

Maintenance Free

These are more expensive than conventional motorcycle batteries and are being pushed by the big brands, and for good reason. Maintenance free batteries mean that water loss is eliminated. Once the battery is filled with acid it is permanently sealed – so you’ll never need to fill it with water or check the acid level. Its totally sealed and all of the acid is absorbed in the special plates and separators, so there is no need to worry about acid leaks on valuable vehicle parts and accessories.

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This post was written by Motorbike Mike on March 22, 2009

Buying a Used Car For Your Family

If you have been looking to buy a car for your family for some time then you have probably looked into buying a used family car.  Whether you have some newborns, toddlers that are growing fast, or children in high school, you will be looking to keep the costs down. You will want to complete some research, probably online, before you attempt to look for a car in your local area. This will probably depend on the style of car or van that you are after though: SUV, truck or car, and will most likely be dependent on both yourself and a partners choice of vehicle. You should be aware that you may have to compromise on the type of car that you choose though as some will be better on fuel economy, whilst other will be larger in size and more comfortable to use.

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This post was written by Stuart Cartright on March 21, 2009

Pre-foreclosures – Locating the Ideal Neighborhood to Buy a Home

Many people are either losing their homes to foreclosure or walking away because it doesn’t make sense for them to keep making expensive mortgage payments, when the house is worth less then the remaining mortgage. Currently 50% of home sales across the US are foreclosed homes. Although the real estate crisis is worrisome for homeowners, it is providing opportunities for families and investors.

Most real estate investors see this current crisis as an opportunity as it’s the perfect time to buy cheap and hold until the market returns to normal. “There are always opportunities”, explains Donald Trump. “When I first started out in Manhattan, everyone was saying what a terrible market it was”. It’s a good thing he didn’t listen to anyone else’s advice or he wouldn’t be where he is today.

Many real estate experts including Donald Trump agree that now is a great time to invest in real estate and understand that pre-forecloses offer one of the best, if not the best, real estate opportunities.

The main reason to consider buying a pre-foreclosed property rather then waiting until in becomes a foreclosure property is because that way you can buy it from the current owner. This will give you more time to inspect the home as well as developing a mortgage with the bank.

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This post was written by Julia Clark on March 18, 2009

Hate Being A Risk, Take these Precautions

Motorcycle insurance is considered “high risk” for factors you may not think about everyday. Remove the stereotype about a typical biker with long hair and a cutthroat and angry attitude. No matter what age, size, or type of personality, motor bikes are dangerous and that’s the primary reason they are labeled “high risk.”

People love the thrill and adrenaline rush of cruising at high speeds down a highway with only two wheels supporting your weight. They love the feeling of the air crashing against the side of their face. However, too often people go too fast and lose control of their bike. The accidents are tragic and often deadly.

But for every irresponsible accident there are ten outstanding and safe motorcycle drivers. So no matter what you use a motorcycle for, there are ways to help keep your insurance premium down and still have a great time on that passion of yours.

Insurance companies understand that and are willing to adjust premiums individually based on several factors. It will not change the perception that motor bikes are “high risk,” but the agencies will change their opinion somewhat based on the driver.

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This post was written by Graham McKenzie on March 17, 2009

Supercross Racing: Some Interesting Information and Facts

Supercross motorcycle racing is often considered an action packed sport. Due to its fun, excitement, and action, supercross motorcycle racing has a huge fan following. In addition to just being fans, there are many followers who wish to become a supercross motorcycle racer. If you are one of those individuals, despite what you may believe, your dream may be closer to a reality than you ever imagined.

If you are a fan of supercross racing, you likely already know how the racing works. However, if you are a new fan or if you are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of supercross racing, you may want to learn more. Learning the ins and out of supercross racing would take some time, especially when you figure in the racing, itself, as well as the equipment needed and the track surfaces. However, if you are just looking to know what is happening on your television or during a live supercross motorcycle race, you are in luck. To do so, you just need to have a general overview of how supercross motorcycle racing works. You can easily learn this important information in a matter of minutes.

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This post was written by Gugu Martini on March 16, 2009

Lake George New York, A Great Place to Ride

As a Biker I love to take long Rides on my 2007 Harley Davidson, Nightrain. Some times a trip to Connecticut where one has the freedom of choice to decided if they want to wear a Helmet or not is a great place to go. Often I head up to the NY Catskill Mountains, Where a Burger and a Beer at Nicks Waterfall House in West Conesville can be the perfect end to a day of Cruising threw the Mountains.

Then there is another of my Favorite places to ride to, The Lake George NY area. My Uncle has a small Cabin in the Mountains right outside of the town of Lake George where I often stay. The area has some great long and winding roads for riding, These roads will relax even the most stressed Motorcycle rider.

There is so much history to the Lake George NY area. While on a trip one year riding around with no real destination in mind, I found myself in front of Fort Ticonderoga. Being very interested in American History I had to stop in and take the tour. The Fort was built between 1755 and 1759 and has plenty of stories to tell. It had a big roll in the American Revolution. As I walked around the Fort the I could almost imagine I had traveled back to the 18Th Century, The things I learned reminded me of the sacrifices our fore Fathers made to secure the Freedoms we enjoy and let slip threw our fingers every day.

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This post was written by LJ James on March 14, 2009