Motorbike Product Review: Running Your Way Through a Punctured Rubber and Seeing What Is Behind

The moment I laid eyes on this product, I whispered, “I would have come up with that.” Definitely, I didn’t. I definitely dream I did so because I’d be riding on a gold-plated 30-inch rim Harley Davidson by myself in a tropical island with a little chilled beer and hot Barbecue.

Here’s the situation: say you get yourself a punctured wheel a long way from your home. The culprit is actually a roof nail, drywall bolt, or any other thing left behind on the streets. Once the puncture is situated on the tire you take the Cargol Turn & Go package and mark the hole area together with the provided chalk marker. Then you definitely get hold of the long-nose pliers from the kit and tug away the cursed object. Then you simply twist the bundled magic”key” in the hole and snap it off the moment it’s embedded deeply inside the tire’s carcass. The final touch is to make use of the available CO2 cartridge and fill up the wheel up and in no time you are back touring without any additional tools, a goopy slimy mess, or telephone calls to tow your motorcycle.

The package is sufficiently little to snugly fit in a jacket pocket and this works on trucks, cars, All terrain vehicles, and practically some other rubber that holds air. In other words, not a soul should drive his bike without this little innovation.

I am definitely not going to lie to you, 99 percent of all the bike side mirrors are butt-ass ugly. They dangle over the bars much like antlers and extremely screw up the looks of a decent motorcycle. I completely understand that for a mirror to function, it has to be of a large enough specifications so objects behind you could be viewed and that’s why most of them are definitely kill joys.

That’s been it generally was until eventually Joker Machine moved into the scene along with its Viewtech CNC-machined billet convex mirrors. These varied kind of side mirrors are costed right and also comes in numerous forms of head and stem units, so regardless of model your bike is, there is a decent match.

Undoubtedly, the special looks of these side mirrors is all great, but what exactly is the sense in even keeping them if you can not see what’s at the backside you. That’s where the convex mirror comes into play. Joker Machine uses proprietary glass which includes the broadest clear view of any side mirror 3 to 4 times its dimension.

While using a pair of Joker Machine’s mirrors on my bike not only could I view over and above both sides of my shoulders without the need of moving my head, I can view 80 % of the stuff behind me. Soon after a number of hours of use as soon as my eyes were used for the smaller footprint of the mirror, I became impressed by just how much I could see behind me instantly.

It just required a single trip to find out these particular Joker Machine side mirrors would be the part that I am most likely to exchange out on all of my present and future motorbikes.

The Automotive Industry Crisis is a Customer Service Crisis

“If we are not customer driven, nor will our cars be.” Henry Ford

As you read this article, I believe you will discover the real key to true greatness. The key is to be of service to others. No matter who you are, if you are breathing you are in customer service in one way or another. The concept of service has not been understood by most people. Whether you are Madonna, or Billy Graham, you are in customer service. We are all rewarded materially based on the pleasure or service we bring to others.What do all the great ones have in common? They have an attitude of being of service instead of being self-serving. They all serve their audiences or customers with impeccable excellence which resulted in them becoming great.

THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY CRISIS
We have a crisis in this country underlying the financial crisis. I believe that it is at the root of the present financial crisis. It is called the CUSTOMER SERVICE CRISIS! The word crisis in Chinese means danger yet opportunity. We definitely have lots of opportunity to improve in our nation in the area of customer service. I think it is the real financial problem we face today. I am not an economic genius, but I am a customer service expert. I am tired of watching people put band-aids on economic cancer. So I am writing a series of articles which will get to the root of the economic problem and if heeded could help turn this crisis around.

AMERICA WAS BUILT ON SERVICE, BUT TODAY WE HAVE BECOME “SELF-SERVING!”

We have a service crisis that has caused a financial crisis in everything from banking to housing, and of course, automotive.With GM, Chrysler and others bleeding, and people losing their livelihoods and retirements you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see it. Have you had any poor customer service lately? Cold food or dirty restrooms, Late deliveries, Defective parts, Unfulfilled orders, Lazy, rude staff (this is epidemic!!!)

I started out in the auto industry in the mid 70s or what we now call the good old days. I was working for the largest GM dealership in Alaska and one of the largest in the country. This was when GM was GM! I started out washing cars (or busting suds as we use to say). I eventually moved up and became a corporate trainer for the SOUTHEAST Automotive group. One thing I noticed over the years was the deterioration of customer service in the automotive industry. My first boss was a thirty year company man that was customer driven and he constantly reminded us that without a customer we would all be unemployed!

I drank the kool-aid, I believed him. But as the years passed, I noticed that the customer started to become more of a statistic on a graph in a conference room where strategies for up-selling and getting more out of each transaction at the point of sale was the goal. At the same time we were cutting back on quality and service! “Higher profits” – less service became the mantra. Don’t misunderstand me, I believe in profit. But I believe what my good friend and mentor Dr. Ken Blanchard has said about it; “Profit is the applause we get for taking care of our customers…

“If We Are Not Customer Driven, Then Our Cars Won’t Be Either!” Henry Ford

The Chopper

A chopper is a motorcycle but not the traditional type. Choppers are motorcycles that have been radically modified by the owner or even the manufacturer. Choppers are motorcycles that have a few less features than a regular motorcycle. The chopper came into existence following World War II when soldiers came back to the United States and began modifying their motorcycles. The soldiers removed any part of their motorcycle that was unnecessary, too big, too ugly and too heavy. The parts that were removed were the fenders, the front brakes and turn indicators. Most motorcycles also have a spring saddle, but not choppers. Choppers have the spring saddle removed from the frame so that the driver can sit as low to the ground as possible. Most choppers are made with a v-twin engine.

The main reason for redesigning and editing a motorcycle into the form of a chopper was to prepare the bike for dirt track racing and even mud racing. Removing all of the heavy, unwanted and unnecessary parts made the bike lighter and easier to handle in a high speed race. The large front tire is replaced with a smaller one and so is the headlight and the fuel tank. Most motorcycles have a large fuel tank but choppers have a smaller fuel tank to lighten the load of the bike. As required by law, almost all choppers across the country have to have protective bars for the driver installed. Those bars, which are on the back of the bike and stick straight up in the air, are often referred to as ‘sissy bars.’ More often than not the ‘sissy bars’ can be seen over the driver’s head when looking at a chopper from the front of the bike.

The reason for returning soldiers from World War II to work on their motorcycles was that the majority of them had been trained by the United States to work on automobiles and heavy machinery while in the armed forces. They were trained to repair these vehicles while on the battlefield and while at the camp in case of breakdown or other technical problems. Almost all of these soldiers weren’t even mechanics before joining the service.

There are a handful of companies across the country and the world that produce choppers. Jesse G. James’ West Coast Choppers, Orange County Choppers, Indian Larry, Falcon Motorcycles, Warlock Motorcycles and Von Dutch Kustom Cycles are just a few companies that manufacture chopper motorcycles.

Where did the term chopper come from? Well, when the servicemen originally began chopping up and welding the frame of their motorcycles the term chopper was born. Choppers are not only popular in the United States but have become wildly popular in Australia, where ATV and dirt bike racing is also incredibly popular among the sports fans. Choppers have become so popular in the United States that even bicycles are being manufactured to have the look and feel of a chopper motorcycle. So now, even kids can ride a chopper if their parents don’t own one.