Easy Hack To Reduce Potential COVID-19 Exposure Until You Get Vaccinated

Need to visit a shop to get a part or service for your motorcycle, bicycle or electric-motorized bicycle? There is a simple hack that can reduce your exposure to others during the visit. Go to Google Maps and in the search bar, type in the shop’s name. Below the address, hours of operation and contact info, there may be a bar chart that shows the most-busy and least-busy hours of operation. The current day is shown, but you can see the history of floor traffic for every day of the…

Final Resting Place For Your Running When Parked Harley-Davidson

While not an actual “Running When Parked” classified listing, this one is too interesting and amusing to pass up. The seller is offering what appears to be a beautiful and tranquil final resting place at a cemetery conveniently located off the Foothill Freeway in San Bernardino. The asking price for the plot is $10,000 or the owner will trade it for a vintage Harley Davidson Knucklehead, a vintage Indian Chief, a vintage Harley-Davidson chopper or a hot rod. I have to wonder if the plot owner experienced a miraculous recovery…

When Updates Become Excuses: Park & Diamond Helmets Face Another Delay – UPDATED

January 14, 2021: Park & Diamond’s promised update of January 11th was quickly succeeded by an update the following day because the January 11th updated caused confusion with customers. As they say, “the customer is always right” and in this case, the customers are correct that the first update is very confusing (and I don’t feel the follow up is much better). The update does identify the first helmets to ship (hope you ordered a medium-sized helmet in black) but unfortunately, the company can’t (or won’t) provide a shipping date…

A Transformer Motorcycle That Adapts To Your Riding Style

The JMC Motorcycle Company concept is simple. Start with the Platform bike that champions mechanical simplicity and sporty performance. Next, offer a number of bolt-on transformer kits designed to quickly attach to the Platform bike. Keep the ownership costs attractively affordable. The JMC mantra is simplicity. Simple to manufacture. Simple to inventory. Simple to sell. Simple to work on. Simple to ride. Simply cool.  This is JMC in a nutshell, but there is plenty more. There are specific and unique distribution strategies, rider participation programs and long-term growth possibilities that…

Convert Your Old 26er Hardtail Into A Motorized SnowBike

I’m all for repurposing an outdated or seldom-ridden bicycle. It seems like every garage has at least one hardtail mountain bike hanging from the rafters that has been replaced by a dual-suspended, large-hooped mountain bike (and even that bike may be in storage while the snow is falling).  ENVO, a company out of Canada, has come up with a reason to get that bike out of the attic. Their electric-motorized SnowBike Kit can turn that “back-up” bike into your winter wonderland wanderer. ENVO makes it clear that their $2,100 kit…

Serial 1 E-bikes (Harley-Davidson) Looking Porky And Eurocentric – UPDATED

UPDATED January 6, 2021: A rather lively-worded opinion piece by Cleantechnica’s Jo Borras proved me wrong on at least one assumption made in November’s Harley-Davidson e-bike story. My story asserts that the “web will be filled with gushing reports from websites hungry for Serial 1 advertising dollars.” Jo called my bluff on that one! His scathing take on the new e-bike line will not make it easy for the Cleantechnica sales rep to call on Harley’s advertising director.  Got to admit, I’m surprised and impressed that Cleantechnica’s Chief Editor, Zach…

Happy-New-Year Harley Running When Parked Looks Ready

I can think of worse ways to start off 2021. This unearthed 1964 Harley appears to have been well maintained during storage and the fact that the seller has all the registration up to date is a major plus for starting the new year without waiting in line at DMV. And that wait would be longer than what it will take to get this old Panhead running. The bike is missing a chain (no big deal) and as long as the carb is not stuffed with varnish, a new battery…