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  • When Is It Time To Customize My Motorcycle? (Part Two)

    When Is It Time To Customize My Motorcycle? (Part Two)

    reprinted from BB.com , May 2003
    copyright owned by author
    So you've had your sport bike (or standard) for some time now and after reading my last submission or watching all the custom cruisers go by you get a hankering to do something special to your machine. Trouble is, aside from a few performance mods there really isn't a whole lot out there when it comes to customizing a sportbike or standard. But that doesn't neccesarily mean you can't do it to yours. I've seen quite a few decke...
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  • When Is It Time To Customize My Motorcycle? (Part One)

    When Is It Time To Customize My Motorcycle? (Part One)

    reprinted from BB.com , April 2003
    copyright owned by author
    So you've jumped head-first (hopefully with a DOT approved helmet) into the motorcycling world and finally acquired that first bike. After taking any classes and learning the basics in a nearby parking lot, you've no doubt been logging a few extra miles onto the odometer that really served no other purpose other than simply getting on the bike to ride... Sooner or later you're going to come across another bike that has s...
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  • Beginner Trikes

    Beginner Trikes


    reprinted from BB.com , July 2003
    copyright owned by author


    Beginner Trikes This is always an offbeat topic when it comes to motorcycling. Somewhere between the automotive world and motorcycles are those funky three wheeled contraptions otherwise known as trikes. Some are automobile conversions, like the all too familiar VW Beetle (the original air-cooled rear engine Bugs, not the modern retro look-alikes) powered trikes. Then you have your motorcycle based conve...
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  • Customarily Minded

    Customarily Minded


    reprinted from BB.com , June 2003
    copyright owned by author
    Welcome to the third installment of my column, appropriately entitled "Customarily Minded." Unlike the title suggests, I won't be writing about custom modifications each and every month. Granted it's something I love to write about and something I enjoy carrying out even more, let me take a moment and tell you what this column is going to deal with for the most part. The word "customarily" comes from the root customary...
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  • The $1000 BB Custom Mod

    The $1000 BB Custom Mod


    reprinted from BB.com , November 2003
    copyright owned by author


    The $1000 BB Custom Mod Welcome once again to Customarily Minded. On this rotation of the front wheel, I'd like to dabble just a little on one of my favorite past times, the subject that my play on title mimics, the wonderful world of customizing. With the winter season creeping in, some of you will no doubt be parking your machine for hibernation. But that doesn't mean you have to ignore it, nay win...
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  • The Wave

    The Wave


    reprinted from BB.com , October 2003
    copyright owned by author



    The Wave Welcome once again to this month's edition of Customarily Minded. Autumn is in the air and that means things are cooling down a bit. Which means a lot of motorcyclists are either coming out of the wood work or getting their final rides of the year in before old man winter comes a sneezin'. For October I'd like to revive an old custom among motorcyclists: the Wave. No, this isn't conce...
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  • Does This Bike Fit Me?

    Does This Bike Fit Me?


    reprinted from BB.com , September 2003
    copyright owned by author


    Does This Bike Fit Me? Perhaps one of the most important questions a person should ask when bike shopping is that one. Once a person can decide upon what models he/she likes, the best advice I can give (aside from power and weight issues) would have to be fit and comfort. A comfortable rider is a safer rider, if someone is constantly fidgeting in the saddle for a better position then that person isn'...
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  • BeginnerBikes.com Year in Review

    BeginnerBikes.com Year in Review


    reprinted from BB.com , December 2003
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    BB Year In Review Well here we are, December. Another year has come and gone, albeit our first entire year under the new look of the forum and website along with the direction of our current BB team. A lot has happened in the past twelve months, we've had our thrills, chills, and spills but we're still rolling stronger than ever. I had another article ready to go for this month but felt compel...
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  • Frame Geometry 101

    Frame Geometry 101


    reprinted from BB.com , August 2003
    copyright owned by author


    Frame Geometry 101 Welcome to this month's installment of Customarily Minded. This month we'll look at a topic many of us slept through in school: geometry. Specifically front end geometry concerning motorcycles. For those that have been here at Beginner Bikes for a while, you may have read some of my mumbo jumbo concerning frame geometry and using wierd terms like "rake" and "trail". For those just ...
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  • My Favorite Beginner Bikes

    My Favorite Beginner Bikes


    reprinted from BB.com , January 2004
    copyright owned by author


    My Favorite Beginner Bikes I was perusing the BB Buyers Guide and felt compelled to make a list of my fave bikes that are listed among the mighty links of our homepage. Some I've ridden, some I own, and others I'd love to sample for a day. Bear in mind that not all of the bikes appearing on this article make a wise choice for beginners, and these models are based on my personal styling and riding pref...
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  • When Is It Time To Customize My Motorcycle? (Part One)
    by Shadow Shack
    reprinted from BB.com , April 2003
    copyright owned by author
    So you've jumped head-first (hopefully with a DOT approved helmet) into the motorcycling world and finally acquired that first bike. After taking any classes and learning the basics in a nearby parking lot, you've no doubt been logging a few extra miles onto the odometer that really served no other purpose other than simply getting on the bike to ride... Sooner or later you're going to come across another bike that has s...
    01-31-2017, 05:51 PM
  • When Is It Time To Customize My Motorcycle? (Part Two)
    by Shadow Shack
    reprinted from BB.com , May 2003
    copyright owned by author
    So you've had your sport bike (or standard) for some time now and after reading my last submission or watching all the custom cruisers go by you get a hankering to do something special to your machine. Trouble is, aside from a few performance mods there really isn't a whole lot out there when it comes to customizing a sportbike or standard. But that doesn't neccesarily mean you can't do it to yours. I've seen quite a few decke...
    01-31-2017, 05:51 PM
  • Customarily Minded
    by Shadow Shack

    reprinted from BB.com , June 2003
    copyright owned by author
    Welcome to the third installment of my column, appropriately entitled "Customarily Minded." Unlike the title suggests, I won't be writing about custom modifications each and every month. Granted it's something I love to write about and something I enjoy carrying out even more, let me take a moment and tell you what this column is going to deal with for the most part. The word "customarily" comes from the root customary...
    01-31-2017, 05:50 PM
  • Beginner Trikes
    by Shadow Shack

    reprinted from BB.com , July 2003
    copyright owned by author


    Beginner Trikes This is always an offbeat topic when it comes to motorcycling. Somewhere between the automotive world and motorcycles are those funky three wheeled contraptions otherwise known as trikes. Some are automobile conversions, like the all too familiar VW Beetle (the original air-cooled rear engine Bugs, not the modern retro look-alikes) powered trikes. Then you have your motorcycle based conve...
    01-31-2017, 05:50 PM
  • Does This Bike Fit Me?
    by Shadow Shack

    reprinted from BB.com , September 2003
    copyright owned by author


    Does This Bike Fit Me? Perhaps one of the most important questions a person should ask when bike shopping is that one. Once a person can decide upon what models he/she likes, the best advice I can give (aside from power and weight issues) would have to be fit and comfort. A comfortable rider is a safer rider, if someone is constantly fidgeting in the saddle for a better position then that person isn'...
    01-31-2017, 05:49 PM
  • The Wave
    by Shadow Shack

    reprinted from BB.com , October 2003
    copyright owned by author



    The Wave Welcome once again to this month's edition of Customarily Minded. Autumn is in the air and that means things are cooling down a bit. Which means a lot of motorcyclists are either coming out of the wood work or getting their final rides of the year in before old man winter comes a sneezin'. For October I'd like to revive an old custom among motorcyclists: the Wave. No, this isn't conce...
    01-31-2017, 05:49 PM
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