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December 14, 2018 at 08:20PM

For instant news, the web is obviously where it’s at, but there are many of us that are still bound to the physical connection of reading. That in mind, we went on the hunt for interesting magazine options for the motorcycle, automotive, and RV enthusiast, all of which make an interesting (and affordable) gift this holiday season. Of all places, Amazon actually offers a good number of magazine subscriptions in all categories, and skimming through the list there are a handful of interesting titles to choose from. Coming in at between 67% and over 80% off of the cover price, these are the titles that caught our eye.

RIDER (1yr/12 issues, $15) — In the print world, many view Rider as the benchmark against which motorcycle magazines are measured. In depth features and reviews grace its pages alongside road trip narratives and other goodies. $1.25 per issue? ABSOLUTELY worth it.

TRANSWORLD MOTOCROSS (1yr/12 issues, $6) — A mix of motocross racing news, new moto reviews, interviews, and photography is the name of the game with Transworld Motocross. Considering your average motocross/motorcycle mag will run you $5 or $6 on the newsstands to begin with, we can’t help but wonder how Transworld Motocross is making any money here.

AUTOWEEK (1yr/24 issues, $24) — Under the peculiar banner of “America’s only fortnightly enthusiast magazine, Autoweek gets into the nitty-gritty of automotive and motorsport industry happenings. At a buck an issue, you can’t really go wrong.

OLD CARS (1yr/38 issues, $31.84) — Know someone who’s always hunting for a bargain on a classic car, or someone who still religiously browses the for sale section of the local paper? Old Cars Weekly is a total throwback, focusing primarily on for sale/wanted ads.

MOTORHOME (1yr/12 issues, $19.97) — One of the only dedicated (if not THE only) motorhome-focused mag on the market today, these guys dig into every facet of the world of living on the road. Bus conversions, DIY repairs, destinations, and other topics are all part of the monthly fare.

SHOP ALL THE AUTO/MOTO MAG SUBSCRIPTIONS HERE

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December 14, 2018 at 06:18PM

Dear MOby,

After reading the Comments every time you guys write about that new Yamaha Tracer GT, I’m starting to feel negligent about my old Bandit 1200’s chain maintenance. Guys on there talk about how they could never have a bike with a chain because they’d have to lube and adjust it every night in the hotel parking lot when they’re out touring.

My Bandit’s a 2006 model with nearly 60,000 miles on it now. It had a nice new gold O-ring chain when I bought it five years and 25,000 miles ago. I keep the chain clean like the rest of the bike, as much as possible. But if it’s been lubed more than six or seven times in those five years I’d be surprised, I’m still on the same can of lube. I’m pretty sure I’ve adjusted it twice, and I’ve never done either in a hotel parking lot. The chain seems to be just fine. No kinks, no tight spots, no problems. Am I a bad parent?

O-ring Curious
Midland, Texas


Good question, O-ring. I too am often remiss when it comes to chain maintenance, probably because most of the bikes I ride are brand-new and usually borrowed for not very long. My personal 2000 R1 says it’s got 20,000 miles on it now, and its OEM chain seems fine too in spite of a less than rigorous maintenance schedule. Mostly I clean it along with the rest of the bike, which isn’t very often here in sunny SoCal, then squirt the chain with WD-40 to keep it from rusting – and every now and then with actual chain lube. I’ve always been of the belief that the whole point of a sealed chain, sealed with either O- or X-rings, is that the seals are there to contain the permanent lubrication inside the rollers, and whatever you squirt on the outsides is mostly cosmetic.

Your question forced me into getting on a chat with Farrah at RK Chains, who I asked, do you really need to lube an O-ring chain?

Farrah: Yes you do. The lubrication keeps the chain seals pliable so that they keep the internal lubrication in its place and keep dirt and debris out. Chains that aren’t cleaned and lubricated, she says, don’t last as long and could void your chain warranty.

Hmmm. Does RK recommend any specific lubricant?

No, says Farrah, we do not. But make sure whatever you use is safe for use with O-ring chains.

I think if you’re riding a dirt bike or an ADV bike offroad a lot, you definitely will be cleaning the entire bike and the chain along with it much more often than most of us fairweather streetbike riders – whose chains rarely if ever get encrusted with dirt. But that doesn’t mean you’re exempt from giving your chain a wipe-down and squirting on some lube now and then.

Interestingly, my R1 manual says I should clean my chain with kerosene. RK’s website specifically says Do Not clean a sealed chain with kerosene or WD-40! I’ve been doing it wrong. You should instead use only a mineral-based O-ring safe chain cleaner, says RK.

Pro Honda and lots of other people make chain cleaners and lubes that say they’re O-ring safe. So does the Dupont Teflon Wax stuff I’m really fond of; I’ve been meaning to get a new can for about five years now…

As for adjusting, it seems like the chains on bikes I’ve owned stretch a bit at first and then mostly settle in for the long haul. You should definitely check the slack, easy enough to do when you’re already squatting out back to check tire pressure (which I actually do do frequently). One finger on the bottom run is all you need to make sure there’s not more than an inch of play or so on most streetbikes. Usually there’s a sticker on the swingarm to tell you just how much play there should be. And all the experienced motorcycle people I know have always said too much drivechain slack is way better than not enough. If the chain’s too tight, it’s gonna mess with the gearbox’s countershaft when the suspension compresses, and that’s not good. When you start having to take out slack more often, it’s time for a new chain.

Finally, RK’s site says drive chains are a wear item: Sealed ones should be in general good for 20,000 miles, unsealed ones for 3,000. A lot of that depends, again, on what kind of bike you ride where and in what conditions. But it definitely seems like sealed chains have reached a high-enough level of sophistication that lubing and adjusting them every night in the hotel parking lot is really more of a personal problem than a mechanical one. But, to each his own. Unless you’re slogging through the Darien Gap on your Bandit, you’re doing fine. Ride in peace, and get a new can of chain lube.


Send your moto-related questions to AskMOAnything@motorcycle.com. If we can’t answer them, we’ll at least do no harm in the time it takes to seek out a believable answer.

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December 14, 2018 at 04:08PM

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An analysis of the MIC’s latest survey regarding female motorcyclists

Undoubtedly, the presence of women in the motorcycle community is growing, and the Motorcycle Industry Council says it has the statistics to prove it.


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December 14, 2018 at 03:32PM


We were among the few journalists to attend BMW Adventure Days 2018, a ride that took place between Malaga and Granada, with more than 50% off-road. We tried the new F850GS Adventure and the R1250GS Adventure. Most part of the route was off-road, on a loose gravel, so it was...

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