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Video Feature - Project Kickstart Presents Jake Smith

>> Ashley Benson

October 26, 2012 - San Diego, CA

We've officially kicked off Project Kickstart, our new promotional event that revolves around working on your motorcycle. We've promised great motorcycle parts and accessories deals, such as this weekend's 20% off all OEM parts, as well as how to guides to get you going and tips to keep you on the right track. Jake Smith,'s Marketing Supervisor, joined Cristina in the video room to kick off our new Project Kickstart video series and to talk about his upcoming motorcycle project.

So what are some tips that Jake has for riders looking to work on their rides? When changing motorcycle tires, try setting the tire out in the sun (preferably on a warmer day) to warm it up before you try to slap it on your bike. This allows the rubber to get a little more pliable and makes it easier to wrangle onto the rim.

Jake also suggests that, before working on your motorcycle, you always make sure you have your motorcycle manual close at hand as well as to make sure you have the right tools for the job. For more information on how to change your motorcycle's tire, check out this how-to guide: How To: Change Your Motorcycle Tires.

Be sure to check back in next week for the second installment of the Project Kickstart video series where we talk with some guys from Thor about their motorcycle projects.

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