So, you want to learn how motorcycles work?
Like – has it got to the point where you can’t stop thinking about it?
But despite this, perhaps you’ve stopped short at actually doing your own maintenance – because you’ve never done anything mechanical-related before?
Maybe you’re the type who’s embarrassed to admit that you:
- Think a feeler gauge is a Swiss Army knife?
- Don’t know the differences between 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines – much less what a “stroke” is?
- Don’t know how to do a proper T-CLOCS inspection before each ride – let alone what “T-CLOCS” stands for?
You’re just getting started – how are you supposed to learn how to work on motorcycles?
If that’s the question you’re asking yourself, then guess what?
I know exactly what that’s like!
My name’s Johan, and I’ve been exactly where you’ve been.
When I first got into motorcycles, I didn’t know squat about them – much less anything about how to work on them.
Here are some examples of how mechanically inept I was at the beginning of my own journey:
- Not only did I not know what a “feeler gauge” was – I didn’t even know it was a real tool
- I thought a socket wrench was the same thing as a torque wrench (I know – it sounds insane to think of it now)
Even worse – I didn’t know anyone else who was into motorcycles and who could teach me about how to work on them.
In short – I was completely on my own.
However, I didn’t let this stop me – I began to devour anything motorcycle-related, from:
- Online courses & mobile apps
- YouTube videos (and no – they weren’t of people popping wheelies on public roads)
That’s why I’m going to make it easier for you by sharing the things that I’ve learned along the way.
Because take it from me – you too can learn how motorcycles work – and certainly how to work on them.
What Makes The Dual Wheel Journey Different From other Automotive Blogs
1. It’s all about the two-wheeler
As the name implies – this blog is dedicated to all two-wheelers. In other words – leave your four-wheelers at home – you won’t need them around here.
Many other automotive blogs are car-centric, shoving any two-wheeler off to the side (apart from an occasional post).
At The Dual Wheel Journey, however, it’s the complete opposite:
Here, the two-wheeler comes first.
Every post, no matter if it’s a tutorial of a tool or about how to book an MOT inspection – I ALWAYS focus on the two-wheeler.
I might talk about three-wheelers, but that’s as far as I’ll ever go.
2. Mopeds and scooters are included too
Notice that I said “two-wheelers” in the previous point? That’s because this blog isn’t just about motorcycles – mopeds and scooters are also included.
Because I believe that mopeds and scooters are still part of the two-wheeler family – even if they are often overshadowed by motorcycles.
Not everyone wants to get a motorcycle, but almost everyone can ride a scooter and get immense joy from it.