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FindTheBest Motorcycle Comparison

Posted in Announcements, Contributors, Cool Sites, Editorial, Internet, Links, Motorcycle News, Motorcycles, News, Search Engines on July 3rd, 2011

Looking for a new motorcycle but you need some help narrowing your choices? The Motorcycle Comparison at FindTheBest makes it easy for you to find the perfect motorcycle. Whether you are focused on features, budget or expert ratings, you will be able to have a better understanding of your dream motorcycle before you head to the dealership. Instead of looking at dozens of sites and reading hundreds of opinions, check
out this comparison, which includes an objective view of over 240 motorcycles.
In the comparison you can find and compare the horsepower, displacement, MSRP, and category for multiple manufacturers. If you have your heart set on a particular manufacturer, such as a Yamaha, select Yamaha from the drop-down Manufacturer menu. You will then be able to sort by price and features, located at the top of the comparison. If you are undecided between different motorcycles, you can compare up to ten different motorcycles by checking the boxes and clicking the “Compare” button. Your custom side-by-side
will show detailed information on the engines, factory warranty, suspension, wheel size, available colors and more. For an example, check out this side-by-side of the three most expensive motorcycles included in the comparison.
Once you have found the best motorcycle for your needs, check out the Motorcycle Insurance Comparison so that you can hit the road with peace of mind.

The comparison is at your disposable at any time directly from the MNO Blog just look for "Motorcycle Comparison" under the blog roll.


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Shipping a Harley

Posted in Contributors, Editorial, Links, Motorcycles, Travel on November 20th, 2008

Whether you own a classic big-twin or a new Sportster, the last thing you want is your bike to be damaged during a transport, so it’s always a good idea to prepare your cycle before handing it over to a shipping company. The following process is quick, easy, and will minimize the possibility of your bike getting damaged during shipment. Also, if an accident does occur these steps will help you collect compensation.

Begin prepping the hog for shipment by washing it down. As you clean it note any existing scratches, dents, dings or other imperfections and document them with pictures and in writing. Don’t rush, as this evidence of the bike’s condition will be the basis of your argument should you need to file a claim.

Following the wash, remove any customizations and loose items that could possibly be lost while on the haul. A shipping company’s insurance will not cover any missing or damaged accessories, so make sure that you’ve got everything.

The final step is a quick mechanical evaluation. Even though the shipper won’t be joyriding around, they may have to fire up your hog to get it on or off the trailer so it is important that it is in running condition. Check the tire pressure, fluid levels, charge the battery and make sure it has some gas. If you have been experiencing any reoccurring problems or the bike requires any unique procedures be sure to notify the carrier ahead of time.

Another thing to keep in mind: If your Harley is antique, rare or extremely customized you may want to go with a shipping company that specializes in that area. They will be accustomed to going the extra mile to protect your investment.

Written by Ben Leffler of uship.com, an online marketplace for Motorcycle Shipping.

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