How I Clean A Matte Black Helmet(Icon AirFlite Motorcycle Helmet).

My Icon Airflite Black Matte Finish Motorcycle Helmet.

Now, we aren’t all blessed with a taste for those loud, graphics-covered, smooth-skinned helmets; some of us are too practical and go for the basic black and, worse, one with a matte finish.   So here is some info about how I clean a matte black helmet. Now, matte-finished motorcycle helmets have a texture that interferes … Read more

My Motorcycle Heavy Duty Clutch Springs Upgrade Review.

TBR7 Motorcycle clutch and clutch springs.

Now that I’ve done the upgrade(TBR7 Heavy Duty Motorcycle Clutch Springs Replaced) and got the chance to ride around on my TaoTao TBR7 motorcycle, I can have a reasonable opinion about the heavy-duty clutch spring upgrade I did. Short Clutch Spring Upgrade Review Answer: I like it!   I wish I had upgraded my clutch springs … Read more

Why Is Gas Leaking From The Carburetor (Boom Vader Motorcycle)?

Boom Vader Motorcycle, with drain pan underneath.

One of the common questions asked soon after getting your new Boom Vader motorcycle built and riding is why gas is leaking from the carburetor. Yes, this is a common problem with the little Grom Clone bike. The stock carburetor has some inherent issues, and we can start from the most common gas leaking causes … Read more

Motorcycle Clutch Plate Replacement Questions I Got.

When I was discussing my latest motorcycle clutch plate replacement job, some questions came up at work. The discussion revolved around how motorcycles generally have wet clutches while cars have dry clutches. But many of the questions came from people who only drive automatic transmissions. Let’s address some of those motorcycle clutch plate replacement questions … Read more

Motorcycle Clutch Plate Replacement Cost? (TBR7, Hawk 250, etc.)

I will talk about motorcycle clutches and their cost, covering all the known issues with owning these Chinese motorbikes. Getting Regular Motorcycle Clutch Maintenance Done One thing we learn from owners of a Chinese dual-sport motorcycle(Hawk 250, TBR7, Brozz 250, etc.), we have to become our mechanics. Chonda motorcycle mechanics typically don’t want to work … Read more

Replaced Boom Vader Motor Mount Bolts!

I wrote before about how I immediately messed up by not following the advice to change the stock motor mount bolts on my Boom Vader Gen 2 125cc motorcycle. I changed the stock motorcycle chain due to warnings about the quality of the metal. Still, I didn’t figure out the engine mounting bolts needed replacement.   … Read more

TBR7 Motorcycle Loose Chain Symptoms  

Now, take the time to read up about your TaoTao TBR7 motorcycles on the web and FB groups( Need TBR7 help? Upgrade Guides? User Support? We Got You! ). You will learn about the horror stories about the stock motorcycle chain failing and causing severe damage in their failure. Even if you upgrade the motorcycle … Read more

Motorcycle Ignition Switch Hard To Turn?

Ever go to turn on your bike, and ignition key wouldn’t turn? You end up fighting and cussing, asking why my motorcycle ignition is switched hard to turn? Been there, done that.  Now let’s cover what I learned about stuck motorcycle keys. Why Is My Motorcycle Key Not Turning? My TaoTao TBR7 Dual-sport Motorcycle Is a … Read more

Air-Cooled Engine Overheating Symptoms?

I’ve been riding my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle ( Boom Vader (Chinese Grom Clone) Review (First Ride) ) more often lately than my TaoTao TBR7 motorcycle ( My TaoTao TBR7 One Year Motorcycle Review! ). Since I had so many overheating issues with my TaoTao TBR7 motorcycle engine, I am very concerned I might … Read more