The Brain Bucket

A motorcycle blog for all of you who live your life on two wheels. Ride and subscribe to motorcycle articles, tips, DIYs, videos, ultimate lists, and good reads for your dome.

Jo Kelley

I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.

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Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Quarantine Series: Basic Motorcycle Maintenance You Can Do At Home

by Jo Kelley

Quarantining doesn’t have to drive you crazy. Being productive is key. 

This is an interesting time in history. Everyone is on lock-down due to a global virus and we’re either working from home or being forced to stay inside. The cabin fever is real. But, there are things you can do that will keep you from going stir-crazy. 

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Kawasaki: From Cursed to Victorious

by Jo Kelley

How Kawasaki Broke the Green Motorcycle Curse

Since the 1960s, Kawasaki has produced some of the most exceptionally engineered and easily recognizable sportbikes on the market.

Though many consider it a staple of their image, Kawasaki didn’t always sport its bright, neon green color. In fact, green motorcycles were long thought to be unlucky, and sometimes deadly, machines. It was Kawasaki's bold take-back of the cursed color that created their stand-out image, and it all started with a crazy idea and a little bit of luck.

Motorcycles, Slideshows, The Brain Bucket

Do Motorcycles Save You Money?

by Jo Kelley

How to Save Money: Trade in Four Wheels for Two

It’s no mystery to all you bikers out there: motorcycles are money-savers. Even the physical makeup of a motorcycle is a telling sign of its frugality: it’s smaller than a compact car, and it only has two wheels instead of four (some have three, but that’s still fewer than four!). If you’d like a thorough breakdown of what exactly makes two wheels such a great investment, I’ve prepared some notes.

Quizzes, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

What Motorcycle is Your Soul Mate? (Quiz)

by Jo Kelley

Your motorcycle is as much an extension of you as any star-crossed pair throughout time. Take this fun motorcycle quiz to find your perfect match!

Ask Romeo about Juliet, Johnny about June, Yoko about John, and you’ll encounter the word ‘soulmate’ more times than you can count. There’s just something about these couples that even gravity itself can’t defy, let alone the disbelieving critics of the world.

Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket, Reviews

Model Overview: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 Reviews and Specs

by Jo Kelley

Looking for a beginner bike with some hutzpah? Check out this Yamaha R3 review.

Beginners, do you find yourselves feeling a little stir crazy putzin’ around on the same bike you’ve had since your MSF Basic RiderCourse? I may have found your solution: the 2016 Yamaha YZF R3. 

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