How to Ride a Segway Safely Author Info Updated: July 21, 2019 | References Segway injuries are reportedly on the rise, and with the Segway-caused death of James Heselden, owner of the Segway company, it’s easy to be concerned about the safety of using Segways. The Segway company warns new users that “whenever you ride the Segway HT, you risk injury from loss of control, collisions, and falls” and that it’s your responsibility to reduce…
How to Ride a “Hoverboard” (Two‐Wheeled Self‐Balancing Scooter) Author Info Updated: July 16, 2019 | References So you have a two-wheeled self-balancing scooter – now you want to learn how to ride it. Its super easy to learn and even easier than learning to ride a full size Segway! Get started with step 1 and you’ll be smooth sailing in no time. Part One of Two: Stepping On 1 Read the instruction manual first if…"How to Ride a “Hoverboard"
How to Break a Chain Co-authored by wikiHow Staff Updated: March 28, 2019 | References Whether you own a bike or simply work with chains a lot, there will probably come a time at some point where you’ll need to break a chain in order to remove and repair it. If you’re trying to break a bike chain, you may need to use pliers if there’s a master link on the chain, or simply use…"How to Break a Chain"
How to Ready Your Vehicle for a Hurricane Co-authored by wikiHow Staff Updated: March 29, 2019 | References Hurricanes can make for a stressful time in any vehicle owner’s life. They can cause extensive damage to people and property, so it is essential to prepare for disaster before it strikes. Luckily, there are many things you can do to up your preparedness, since it can mean the difference between peril and safety. Besides ensuring mechanical…"How to Ready Your Vehicle for a Hurricane"
How to Seal a Plastic Gas Tank Co-authored by wikiHow Staff Updated: September 6, 2019 | References Plastic gas tanks are commonly found on lawnmowers, ATVs, motorcycles, and cars. They’re popular because they’re resilient and easily replaced when damaged. However, if a plastic fuel tank does sustain small holes or tears, there is a fairly easy way to make the repair. Use epoxy putty and a small sheet of fiberglass to seal the opening. If…"How to Seal a Plastic Gas Tank"
How to Determine Gear Ratio Co-authored by wikiHow Staff Updated: August 12, 2019 | References In mechanical engineering, a gear ratio is a direct measure of the ratio of the rotational speeds of two or more interlocking gears. As a general rule, when dealing with two gears, if the drive gear (the one directly receiving rotational force from the engine, motor, etc.) is bigger than the driven gear, the latter will turn more quickly, and…"How to Determine Gear Ratio"