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Bell Moto 3 Helmet Review

Posted by The Moto Blog on 11/29/2016 to Product Reviews

LSL Carbon Fiber X-bar Handlebars

Posted by Nick Schmidt on 9/30/2016 to Product Reviews
LSL Carbon Fiber X-bar Handlebars
So you've got that Cafe Racer, Streetfighter or other custom motorcycle project in the garage and your trying to decide on a set of handlebars.  Well look no further then the LSL Carbon Fiber X-Bar Handlebars.  Over the years we have seen a few manufacturers attempt the Carbon Fiber handlebar but no one has done it as good as LSL.  With true Germany quality, these LSL Carbon Fiber handlebars are a true work of beauty.  The LSL handlebars are an aluminum core wrapped with the highest quality carbon fiber that creates a beautiful handlebar.  

They are 1 1/8" Fatty handlebars at the clamp area and taper to 7/8" towards the controls so that your OEM controls and all 7/8" style grips will simply install right on to the handlebars.  Be sure to check out the LSL Carbon Fiber Handlebars and get a set for you project.  Whether you have a Cafe Racer, Scrambler, BMW or Ducati Monster, these are the bars for your to make a statement.  Please feel free to shootus an email with any questions at sales@moto-madness.com or checkout the LSL Carbon Handlebar at the following link http://www.moto-madness.com/LSL-Carbon-Handlebars-X-Bar-Superbike-Motorcycle.html


LSL Carbon Fiber Handlebars X-Bar
LSL Carbon Fiber Handlebars

Core Moto MX Series Brake Lines

Posted by Moto Madness Customs on 1/20/2016 to Product Reviews
Core Moto Series Brake Lines

Year End Holiday Sales

Posted by Moto Madness Customs on 12/2/2015 to Product Reviews

 

 

 
 

Brake System & Accessories

Cafe Racer Brakes Brembo 16x18 Master Cylinder Stunt Handbrake

Headlights & Accessories

Cafe Racer Headlights

Exhaust Systems & Muffler

Cafe Racer Mufflers Sportbike Slip On Exhaust

 

Electronics & Wiring

Motogadget M-Unit Motorcycle Electronics Wiring

 

Speedos & Tachometers

Motogadget Speedo, Acewell Speedo

 

Tanks & Fuel System

Bobber & Chopper Gas Tanks

 

 

 

Motorcycle Winterizing Guide

Posted by Moto Madness Customs on 11/16/2015 to Motorcycle News
MOTO MADNESS CUSTOM’S WINTERIZING GUIDE 

For all of us living in regions where we can’t ride all season long, proper winterizing and storage with save us a ton of time and aggravation in the spring when we get that itch to just turn the key and hit the road. Here is our quick guide to winterizing your bike and maybe a few upgrades so you can hit the road as fast as possible on that first nice day. 

1 – FLUIDS & LUBRICANTS 

Every bike needs to be properly lubricated. We all know what happens with no lube (Now get your mind out of the gutter). Lubrication in the engine and on the drive chain keeps the moisture off and the rust away. Check out our line of lubricants from the top manufactures. 

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Motul Oil & Chain Lube

2 – STORAGE 

Putting your bike in a public storage unit or just in your garage? Then you need a bike cover. All the little dirt gremlins and dust will cover your bikes over the winter months getting into everything. Why not keep it clean and covered with a Driven Racing high quality bike cover. 

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Driven Bike Armor Motorcycle Cover

3 – SPROCKET & CHAIN KITS 

So you road her hard all season and you go to inspect your chain and sprockets only to find them showing signs of wear. What better time to give her some love with an upgraded chain and sprocket kit so she can give you’re her best next season. Checkout our Sprocket & Chain kits from all the top manufacturers. 

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520 Sprocket Kits

4 – BATTERY & ELETRICAL

Don’t go into your garage next season only to turn the key and find our she is dead. Whether you need a new battery or a battery tender to keep her charged during the winter months, we have you covered. 

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Antigravity Motorcycle Batteries

Does a 520 Sprocket Conversion Kit Really Increase Power?

Posted by Administrator on 9/15/2015 to Product Reviews

Does a 520 Sprocket Conversion Kit Increase Power?

The answer to this question has been much debated, but the short answer is yes.  In today’s world of advancing motorcycle parts technology, manufacturers are consistently producing a better, stronger and lighter product.  So where does this technology come into play?  If you take a stock 1000cc bike for example that comes with a 530 sprocket and chain on it, keep the gearing the same and swap it out for a 520 sprocket and chain kit, you are in essence reducing the weight of the drive train.  Most modern 520 chains, are strong enough for most motorcycles sizes, and weight considerably less than their 530 counterparts. 

Let’s look at the chain first.  We will use the EK MVXZ 530 and EK MVXZ 520 chains in the comparison.  The specs on the EK MVXZ 530 chains are said to have a tensile strength of 9,900lbs with a weight of 5lbs 7.6ozs.  The EK MVXZ 520 chain has a tensile strength of 9,000 and a weight of 4lbs 15ozs.  They are both rated at the same max cc of 1000cc but as you can see, the 520 chain is almost 1/2lb lighter than the 530 chain.  This weight reduction affects your rotational mass and has quite an effect on the power being transferred to the rear wheels. 

Superstreetbike.com did a good right up and dyno on the 530 vs 520 sprocket kits and found that an increase in horsepower and torque was found.  Althuogh it might not be a huge increase, every little bit helps and you will eventually need a new chain and sprocket kit so why not make it a 520 Sprocket & Chain conversion kit.

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Well the 520 sprocket & chain conversion kits might be the answer for your.  One of the greatest power gains for the money is reducing your rotational mass (unsprung mass).  The modern day 520 chains now have extremely high tensile strengths and weight much less than the 525 or 530 chains.  Also a lot of the 520 sprockets nowadays are made out of light weight aircraft grade aluminum or superlite steel further reducing your rotational mass.  By switching from a 530 to 520 sprocket and chain conversion, you can lose up to as much as 4 lbs in total which translates to more power and hp gains at the rear wheel. 

520 Motorcycle Sprocket

 
The 520 sprockets also come in a wide range of tooth sizes so get a kit that suits your needs.  Want more acceleration off the line than go with a smaller front sprocket or a larger rear sprocket.  On the other hand, if you want more top end speed you can look into getting a smaller rear sprocket.  We offer several different kits from some of the top manufacturers such as Afam, Drive Systems, Driven Racing, Supersprox, Vortex Racing and more.  As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us as sales@moto-madness.com
EK 3D Motorcycle Chain

Cone Engineering 12" Shorty Stainless Mufflers

Posted by Administrator on 4/2/2015 to Product Reviews
So you got that barn find that you are restoring or turning into a full on custom cafe racer or streetfighter but you still need an exhaust. well we got you covered with these awesome Cone Engineering 12" Stainless Shorty Mufflers. The 12" Stainless Shorty Mufflers are built with outstanding quailty.

Cone Engineering Staniless Cone Muffler 

They are made of 304 Stainless Steel with a brushed finish and completely TIG weld for strength and appearance. The internals are made of mild steel peforated core with a stainless steel wool wrap. You will not find a more well made and custom looking muffler on the market for your Cafe Racer or Custom motorcycle project. Whether you are building a Honda CB350, CB450, CB550, CB750 or a Triumph Scrambler & Bonneville, there is a size for you.  All you have to do is measure the OD of your header or mid pipe and select the muffler with the matching ID size, use some exhaust clamps and bam you have a new exhaust with a sweet ne look and sound.
 

We have personally used these on several of our builds including our 1972 Honda CB350 Monoshock Cafe Racer that was on display at the Darber Vintage Festival in the Ace Corner.

Cone Engineering Stainless Cone Muffler
Cone Engineering Stainless Cone Muffler

Galfer Wave Front & Rear Rotors

Posted by Administrator on 3/30/2015 to Product Reviews

 
Spring is here and your starting to think about your track days or racing. You've got those new tires and that sweet full exhaust system but you're still missing something. Now is the time to upgrade one of the most important parts of your bike, the Braking System.
Galfer Wave Rotors

Well we have you covered with products from some of the top manufacturers like Galfer Braking Systems. Galfer Braking USA has some of the best and most widely tested brake rotors on the market. their Galfer Wave Brake Rotors and Superbike Wae Rotors are used by some of the best in the racing world as well as track day riders everywhere.

Galfer Superbike Wave Rotors

All Galfer Wave Rotors as laser cut o by computer and made out of super high grade Carbon 420 stainless steel material. the unique galfer wave rotor pattern is not just for looks. The unique design helps the brakes grab yet dissipate heat under extreme braking conditions. These unique characteristics will give you the advantage over riders running their stock rotors on the track.   Galfer Wave Rotors are available for just about every modern sportbike.  Whether you have a ZX10R, ZX6R, BMW S1000RR, Yamaha R1, R6, CBR600RR, CBR1000RR or any other bike, Galfer has the application you need. 

Galfer Wave Rotor

 

520 Motorcycle Sprocket & Chain Converions Kits Overview

Posted by Nick Schmidt on 2/19/2015 to Product Reviews
So you see everyone talking about and selling 520 Converison sprocket & chain kits for motorcycle, but what is it all about? A lot of the older bikes and the larger displacement bikes from 750cc and up use a 525 or 530 pitch. These 525 and 530 pitch chains and sprocket can be heavy and after all the, for speed or racing you are looking to lose weight.
520 Sprocket & Chain Conversion Kit
Well the 520 sprocket & chain conversion kits might be the answer for your. One of the greatest power gains for the money is reducing your rotational mass (unsprung mass). The modern day 520 chains now have extremely high tensile strengths and weight much less than the 525 or 530 chains. Also a lot of the 520 sprockets nowadays are made out of light weight aircraft grade aluminum or superlite steel further reducing your rotational mass. By switching from a 530 to 520 sprocket and chain conversion, you can lose up to as much as 4 lbs in total which translates to more power and hp gains at the rear wheel.

520 Motorcycle Sprocket

The 520 sprockets also come in a wide range of tooth sizes so get a kit that suits your needs. Want more acceleration off the line than go with a smaller front sprocket or a larger rear sprocket. Onthe other hand, if you want more top end speed you can look into getting a smaller rear sprocket. We offer several different kits from some of the top manufacturers such as Afam, Drive Systems, Driven Racing, Supersprox, Vortex Racing and more. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us as sales@moto-madness.com
EK 3D Motorcycle Chain

Drive Systems DID RS7 Superlite Sprocket & Chain Kits

Posted by Nick Schmidt on 2/17/2015 to Product Reviews
Drive Systems RS7 Superlite Rear Sprockets
 
Drive Systems RS7 Superlite Steel Sprockets have become one of the #1 sprockets used on the Street & Track. The unique RS7 spoke design offers superior strength with maximum weight reduction making it the ilghtest steel sprockets available on the market. We have been using and installing these RS7 kits for years and have had nothing but excellent results.
Drive Systems RS7 Superlite Sprocket & Chain Kit
All RS7 sprockets are CNC machined to precise OEM specs making them fit excellent. All their sprockets offer a lifetime warranty on them in the event of a sprocket failure which we have yet to see any one of these failure.
Drive Systems RS7 Superlite Sprocket
Superlite Extreme Duty From sprockets are manufactured to be the lightest most durable countershaft sprockets available today. All XD Series fronts are made from case hardened chromoly steel for high durability and then drilled and lightened for less rotating weight. New Superlite XD Series fronts are so strong, we warranty them for life!
If you are looking for a new 520 sprocket & chain kit for your street or track bike, look no further than the Drive Systems RS7 Kits. You will not be disappointed, we promise.

Honda CB350 & CB450 520 Sprocket & Chain Conversion Kits

Posted by Administrator on 1/26/2015 to Product Reviews
Are you looking to relpace those old rusted heaving sprockets & chani on your vintage Honda? Well we have the solution for you. We are proud to introduce our 520 Sprocket & Chain conversion kits for the Honda CB350, CB360, CB400, CB450 & CB750's. The 2 main advantages of uses these kits is that you can now run a modern O-ring or X-Ring chain without hitting the engine case and you reduce your rotating mass substantially.
CB350 520 Sprocket & Chain Kit
For all you CB350 & CB450 guys, this weight reduction in the rotating mass translates to more power on the trac or street. We have several sponsored riders in AHMRA running our 520 Sprocket & Chain conversion with great success. One of these racers is Cindy Hill of Norton Manx Racing who is running a CB400F with our kit.
  • All Rear sprockets cut from 7075-T6 Areo Grade Aluminum
  • All Front Sprocket are Case Hardened Steel
  • Chains are modern O-Ring
  • Custom colors available on the sprockets if you wish
  • Custom colors are some of the chain options

CB350 520 Rear Sprocket

 

Driven Racing D-Axis & TT Style Rearsets

Posted by Nicholas Schmidt on 1/21/2015 to Product Reviews
Driven Racing USA has realy stepped up the motorcycle parts game over the last few years. With the release of their Driven D-Axis product line, Driven has invested 100's of thousands of dollars in new equipment, research and development. This investment has paid off with nothing but spectacular results and high end products.
One of the best Driven products to come out of this is their Driven D-Axis & TT Style rearsets. The Driven Racing D-Axis rearsets were designed to offer almost infinite adjustment abilities to suit your riding style. The Driven Racing TT rearsets are a track / race inspired design which has been tried and proven.
Checkout all the Driven Racing Products here. www.moto-madness.com
Driven Racing D-Axis & TT Rearsets

Arrow GP2 Dark Edition Exhaust Released!!!!!!

Posted by Nicholas Schmidt on 1/21/2015 to Product Reviews
The Arrow GP2 exhausts were derived directly from Arrow’s MotoGP World Championship exhaust systems.These were bought to the market to satisfy the needs of motorcyclists wanting to buy a discreet race inspired design.GP2 exhausts are currently only available as slip-ons (silencer & mid pipes) and are designed for maximum weight reduction, impressive power gains and race inspired sound.
The Arrow GP2 Dark System is constructed of stainless steel and used a black powder coated sleeve that features a specially designed Arrow GP laser etched logo.Although the GP2 exhausts are race inspired, their design offers the option of adding a dB killer allowing tonal control of your exhaust system.This piece is specially designed for these silencers and are sold separately.
The quality that we have come to expect from Arrow Exhaust is nothing but outstanding. This GP2 exhaust is no exception. High quality materials, precision tig welded and outstanding finish on all their systems.
Arrow GP2 Dark Edition Exhaust Systems

Motogadet M-Blaze Disc Barend Turn Signals

Posted by Nicholas Schmidt on 1/20/2015 to Product Reviews

The Motogadget M-Blaze Disc Barend Turn Signals

 

The Motogadget M-Blaze Disc Barend Turn Signal is the lastest generation of turn signal lights from Motogadget. The characteristics feature of the LED turn signals is the transparent light emitting disc on a compact aluminum base providing the harmonious finish of the handlebar end.

This is already the third generation of Motogadget turn signals using the Motogadget patented TranzLight-Technology. This progressive approach to development is not limited to the miniaturization of turn signals casing. Furthermore, it creates new lighting concepts directly through a crystal like plastic body. Only the precision CAD calculations and state of the art manufacturing processes allow this new design and its performance opportunities. If you are looking for form and function in a turn signal then look no further than Motogadget's line of M-Blaze turn signals. Outstanding quality with exceptional functional is unmatched in the industry.
Motogadget M-Blaze Disc
Motogadget M-Blaze Disc

Motogadget M-Unit Digital Controller

Posted by Nicholas Schmidt on 1/19/2015 to Product Reviews
The MOTOGADGET M-UNIT Digital Relay Controller

Motogadget M-Unit Controller
The Motogadget M-Unit V.2 is a digital control unit for your motorbike the 'heart' of the vehicle's electrical system. The m-Unit V.2 can be operated by push-button control or conventional switch controls mounted at the handle bar. The control box is used for switching of all necessary vehicle components and doubles as fuse panel. Its compact case has the approximate size of a cigarette box and is completely moulded in - resistant to water, weather and vibrations.  It is easily mounted by two M5 screws. All cable connections are made using terminal blocks.
Motogadget M-Unit Rear View
The m-Unit V.2 is the 'electrical heart' of the motorbike. All switching operations are completely digitally controlled by a microprocessor and the latest solid-state technology - completely without mechanical relays, taking vehicle electrical systems to a new level!

We use the Motogadget M-Units in all our builds and recommend them to every customer.  Whether your looking to rewire your bike or to just simplify things, Motogadget has you covered. 

Checkout the Motogadget M-Units and the rest of the Motogadget product line by clicking this link MOTOGADGET PRODUCT LINE


Core Moto Stainless Brake Lines

Posted by Administrator on 1/19/2015 to Product Reviews

Core Moto has joined the motorcycle brake industry and has taken it by storm.  Core Moto Full brake line kits Front and rear lines with all bolts needed anodized to match the banjo color you specify. In our opinion this is the kit to get and that's why you'll see it on our shop bike on the main page! Core Moto quality is some of the best we have ever seen.


Not only does Core Moto produce OEM fornt & Rear brake line kits, but they will custom make lines for us to your specs.  We currently have several Stunt Riders that we sponsor using Core Moto Lines they we have had custom built to their bike.  Some of the riders currently using these lines are Combat Barbie and Gstodd Stunts (Gary Stoddard.) These lines were built with precision specs and outstanding quality we have come to expect from Core Moto. 

Core Moto lines are made to highest quality standards in the industry and use to highest rated materials.  Each line comes backed by their lifetime warranty and 100% made in the USA.

  • Core Moto stainless steel brake lines are made using only top grade materials and construction. Each line features an inner core Teflon® hose wrapped tightly in a cold drawn high tinsel 32 strand stainless steel braid. All lines are then coated with a flexible PVC outer shell for superior strength, corrosion resistance and abrasion protection. Available in 19 color options.

  • Line material from other companies may look the same but the real quality lies in the chemistry and composition of the materials being used.

  • Our Teflon® core stainless steel lines can be bent 18,000,000 times before rupture compared to only 750,000 bends of the standard PTFE used by some other companies.

  • Our Hoses have been batch tested to 18,000 psi without failure. (normal motorcycle braking pressure is 800 - 1,000 psi)

  • Most companies only test assemblies up to to 5,000 psi.

  • We choose to use line material that out performs industry standards.


CHECK OUT OUR SELECTION OF CORE MOTO BRAKE HERE -- CORE