Saving the Public Lands

Like Steve says, we cannot let our wildlife become "an untouchable relic of the past to be observed through the windshield of a car."   This read discusses an important matter that needs to be more talked about before more rights are taken away from hunters and fisherman.

How to No. 1 - "Quick test for spark on your motorcycle"

The snows have melted and your motorcycle sits in your garage like an old relic from seasons passed.  Or maybe you are one of those people who rides through the winter and powers through the snows, which at this point you're probably saying, "What kind of pussy article is this? Who stores their bike away for the winter?!" No matter whether the former or latter, this article is intended to explain a simple way to check for spark on your motorcycle if it doesn't seem to want to start. 

Now, to begin the process, you will need to know whether your bike's ignition and battery are in working order (turn the key and the headlight goes on, or the starter engages.)  If that is the case, than the following steps should help you come to a conclusion:

1.  Put your bike in neutral and pop off one spark plug-wire, then grab a socket and driver and remove that spark plug from the motor.  


2.  Connect that same spark plug back into the spark plug-wire that you initially disconnected from it.

3.  With a pair of insulated pliers or channel-locks, hold the exposed end of the spark plug very close (the width of a dime) to some bare metal on the block of the motor.

4.  While doing step 3,  have someone turn your ignition on and push your starter button or push your kicker pedal to simulate starting.  

5.  If you look closely, you should be able to see an arc of electricity going from the end of the spark plug to the motor.  If you are unsure, then repeat step 4 until you confirm.  If you are sure that you see nothing, chances are that one particular cylinder has no spark.

6.  Repeat steps 1-5 for each individual spark plug, making sure not to confuse which wires go to which plugs.

The Startup

What's up everybody!  The Bushwak team would like to welcome you to our new site and appreciate everybody supporting the company.   Being that it is our first official blog post, I want to give a little background of our creation and how this whole idea came about.  Growing up, we have always been enthusiasts of the outdoors and all the great and beautiful things that come along with it.  It has always given us a sense of freedom and pride along with the ability to think big and be creative. Coming from the Northeast,  we have always been lucky to watch all 4 seasons come and go.  From the humid summer,  the beautiful foliage of fall, the long winters, and the renewed feeling of spring, we've been lucky enough to get a full taste of each season at its best and have always felt it was a privilege.  Being the enthusiasts we are, we started to think of a product we could bring to the public eye that would bring us closer to like minded individuals who also have a love for the outdoors.   As our team sat around a table one night, the subject of an outdoor lifestyle brand came into mind.  The more and more we talked about it and put together our ideas, the more the pieces came together.  Leather gloves seemed like it was the perfect fit.  Our goal is to bring the outdoor community a product that they can use during the everyday adventure whether it is riding your bike on a chilly day or doing some hard physical labor like collecting the winter firewood.  We want to be there at all times and thats why Bushwak strives to bring you a glove for every season. We will be the brand YOU think of when your ready for your next adventure.