Friday, March 24, 2017

It's SPRING!!!

  The winters get kind of long in the motorcycle business. So...on that note. The song came on, things happened.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shrinky Dink 4

    Spring is officially here. It is time to ride. We sure hope you spent THE WINTER getting your projects done, your bikes fixed and purchased your riding gear.

    This means the Shrinky Dink IV has officially ended.  We had a few more active riders than last year, but could always use more. We know there are more of you out there riding in the cold. Look for the 5th annual and join in for the fun next year.

   Now to the results. Tony won this year, because he was just a machine. Long rides two up early on in the contest racked up almost an insurmountable lead. Tony and his riding partner Yvonne were riding 10 miles to go workout, and then 100+ to go see the inner Harbor in Baltimore. He was really putting the miles on.

There is a rumor he takes Yvonne so she gets chilly; just so he gets to warm her up at home. In all honesty; they make use of good heated gear, properly set-up bikes to put in the miles. Does the electric gear cost him a few points on the tally. YES (everyone asks), but he puts down so many miles it doesn't matter.

Second places goes to Michael (Stiltz) for taking the time and effort to make the cold rides in Baltimore, even in the slush a few times, sometimes....without the best of gear (you may have seen the video).

Stiltz received 2nd place thru gentlemanly determination and a wee bit of madness.

We believe third place needs to log more of his entrees. We see him on two wheels all the time, but he fails to record them with us.. Tim was beaten out of 1st place and relegated to third this year.
   Tim's technique for winter riding is much like mine, just get on the bike and ride. Wear enough gear until it doesn't hurt. 

    Good job to all three winners. We had other entrees, but these three riders put in the miles. It was an odd winter for the contest as there were no truly awful days with negative temperatures to go for the honorable mention worst ride of the year.

Prizes? Oh yes, there are. Did we forget to mention? This isn't just for fun, but we give away prizes to the winners as well.

1st Place. Since Yvonne rides with you. You get 2 free tee shirts from Carlisle Cycle and Scooter AND (drum roll). Two free bike inspections for 2017. Bring your rides by the shop and we will do your PA state inspections on us.

2nd Place gets a free tee shirt. The size and colour are your choice.

3rd place gets a free tee as well, but we get to pick the colour. ( It has to be less than 2nd somehow).

    Thank you for taking the time to enter. We think this is quite a good time. We WILL be doing it again next year! Remember to watch for the start at the beginning of the Winter Solstice. 

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Counteract balancing beads

     Something new in the shop. We have been hearing about Counteract balancing beads for a few years. We have friends using them and they have seen positive results. When I realized the trucking industry has been using them for years we decided to make the investment. These guys spend millions a year on tires, and they use balancing beads. That says it all. We also read up on the SAE tests on these, and they do work!


    We have kits in stock to sell if you prefer to install them yourself, AND we offer them as an upgrade when you have us install your tires. We are seeing better tire life and far less uneven wear with these. We have them in our own tires. Lower tire temperatures, and longer tire life is very important on motorcycle and especially small scooter tires.
   We have a professional installation tool here at the shop, but this home method works almost as well. If you buy the beads from us, we will install them for free when we change your tires .

Stop by our shop. Increase your tire life, and smooth out your ride. The coffee is always on.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017