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motorcycle maintenance

5 Motorcycle Maintenance Jobs Anyone Can do

Taking to your motorcycle for a service with a professional periodically is essential. However, there are a few maintenance jobs you can carry out yourself once in a while to ensure that your motorcycle continues to run as it should. In this 5 step guide,

motorcyle loading

Top Tips when Transporting Your Motorcycle

Whether you’ve had a breakdown or flat tire, transporting an off-road motorcycle, or other reason for moving a bike from a to b without riding it, a trailer or truckbed will likely be the method. And while we’ve talked about carrier hitches, trailers, and loading

windlass safety tips

Top 10 Windlass Safety Tips (An OC Guide)

If you have a windlass installed on your boat or yacht, there are a number of safety precautions you should have in mind when you use it. Not only will this ensure the safety of the user and others on board, following these guidelines will

pond wildlife guide

How to Encourage Wildlife Around Your Pond

Ponds are a wonderful addition to any garden. Whether yours is a natural pond or one man-made using a pond liner, they can play an important part in the survival of wildlife around it. The fact is, many of the country ponds that once existed

how to ride in the rain

7 Tips for Better Motorcycle Riding in the Rain

The onset of rain can lead a lot of riders to pack the bike away and get in the car instead. And that’s a shame. If you feel that the motorcycle is a mode of transport for fine weather only, we are here to tell

Raising Backyard Chickens – 6 TOP TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED

Throughout America, raising backyard chickens has become extremely popular in recent years. No longer the domain of those living on farms and remote rural dwellings, across the country people are now choosing to raise their own chickens. There’s a very simple reason for this, not

marine autopilot guide

7 Important Safety Tips when using a Marine Autopilot

Marine autopilots are a great bit of tech. There are many advantages to fitting your boat with an autopilot system. However, there are right and wrong ways to use an autopilot. You always need to remember that the system is not a replacement for seamanship.

Pond Pump Maintenance

Pond Pump Maintenance & Troubleshooting – An OC Guide

The pond pump is very much the “heart” of the pond. And it is easy to see why the comparison fits; without the pump fresh oxygenated water would not circulate, fish and filtering bacteria would fail to flourish – with a ‘heart’ the pond is

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5 Lawn Tips to Take Care of in Spring

Spring is on its way, and if you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighbors, there are a few things you should be taking care of right now. Let’s take a look… 1. Start Weeding With the coldest months behind us, it

hiding pond filters

Best Way to Hide Your Pond Filter

Hiding your pond filter is an integral part of achieving that overall natural effect. And let’s face it, that’s what we all want from our garden ponds, to make it look as far from man-made as possible. However, while hiding the filter out of plain