Michelin Commander II Cruiser Tires

We’ve had 100% positive feedback from customers who have purchased these tires.  Michelin truly developed a great cruiser tire with this model and while we have yet to confirm whether the rear tires will last 20K miles through our customers, there’s no doubt about the handling and performance of this tire.  Check out Michelin’s website for read more »

Motorcyle Industry Council (MIC) Tire Guide – A MUST READ FOR ALL RIDERS

We can’t stress the importance of tire safety on motorcycles.  Since there are only two of them between a rider and the road, responsible riding requires regular inspection of your tires and replacement as necessary.  This article published by MIC is a must read!

Trying to Buy or Sell a used Motorcycle?

Are you or someone you know in the process of buying or selling a used motorcycle?  If so, we invite you to contact us to help you through the process.  If you are considering the purchase of a used motorcycle, we would be happy to do a pre-purchase evaluation on the unit to give you read more »

Ethanol 101

Ethanol blends of gasoline are the only types of unleaded fuel available to consumers these days.  Unlike pre-ethanol fuel mixtures, gasoline can no longer be stored by simply adding a stabilizer additive to your tank.  As ethanol fuel ages it tends to gum rapidly causing buildup in the fuel delivery system of any vehicle.  Since Ethanol read more »

New Product Reviews: Kuryakyn 7″ LED Headlamp

Kuraykyn 7″ LED Headlamps and 4.5″ Passing Lamps were released in 2012.  The maintenance-free lamps uses a solid-state, bulb-free system that’s impervious to damage caused by shock and vibration, with a military grade, die-cast aluminum housing, non-yellowing polycarbonate lens and a scratch-resistant hard coating to protect against damage from impact, roadside debris and other hazards.  Feedback from read more »

Hydraulic Brake / Clutch Fluids

Part of routine maintenance is to check and top off hydraulic fluids on any vehicle.  However, proper maintenance also requires flushing and replacing brake fluids (or clutch fluids for those with hydraulic clutches) at certain mileage or time intervals based on manufacturer recommendations.  We recommend having this service performed at least once every two years at read more »

Tires, Tires, Tires….

Tire, Tires, Tires, Tires….we can’t stress this point enough!  Time and time again we see customers who bring their bikes to us for tire replacements significantly beyond the life of the tire.  We must all keep in mind that for most motorcycles, there are only two tires between the rider and the road.  Thus, if read more »

Insurance Repairs

Did you know that BucketHeads Pit-Stop can perform Insurance Repairs and that we can usually work with customers on waiving deductibles up to $250?  Our average turnaround time for “wreck” jobs is 4 to 6 weeks, primarily dependent on availability of OEM painted parts required for any given repair.  If you or someone you know experiences the misfortune read more »

Extended Warranty Coverage

Just a reminder to all that “Extended Warranties” can be honored at BucketHeads Pit-Stop.  Extended warranty coverage is actually facilitated through a 3rd party Insurance Company which allows consumers to have their motorcyclers repaired at any facility of their choice.  Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions regarding this matter.

What Consumers Should Know About A Manufacturer’s Motorcycle Warranty

We get many customers asking us whether their Manufacturer’s Warranty could be voided by allowing us, or any other indendent shop, to perform maintenance  services or bolt-on customizations on a motorcycle.  Congress addressed this issue in 1975 with the enactment of the Magnuson-Moss Act. The law regulates written product warranties and clearly supports that warranty coverage remains intact when consumers read more »