First Ladies Can Wrench Seminar A Success!

I just want to take a second to thank all the ladies for coming out to the seminar. Thank you to our sponsors Bikemaster, M1 Sportriders, The Cycle Guys, and Dainese D-Store for making this first seminar possible. We will be planning the next seminar shortly and will most likely move onto oil changes or chain swaps/adjustments. We met some great new people and I hope everyone learned something. I know I certainly did! I’m happy we were able to share some knowledge that will help these ladies do some maintenance and ergonomic changes to their bikes. Thank you to my wonderful husband Sal for taking photos of the seminar.

First seminar group photo.

First seminar group photo.



Ladies Can Wrench – Seminar 1 Written Materials

For anyone who is not attending the first mechanical seminar, the written materials are available for reference. The first seminar is covering basic tools and safety inspection. The document contains information such as the various tools available online and in stores, where to get them, how much they are, what they’re used for and safety inspection tips.

To receive a hard copy or a pdf, please send $2 via paypal to If you would like to a hard copy, please remember to include your address. The document will be mailed within one to two business days.

Thank you,

Rachael Maltbie

Moto-Inked blogger

Motorcycle maintenance seminars for women, starting January 13th, 2013.

Rachael Maltbie and Jenn Jaynes installing GKA Industries parts for at M1 Sportriders in La Habra.

Rachael Maltbie and Jenn Jaynes installing GKA Industries parts for at M1 Sportriders in La Habra.

ATTN all lady riders!

Where: 2013 South Ritchey, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: January 13, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What to bring: Your bike, notepad/pen

From Jeff Hawkins of Skillz Days:

“We’re putting on our first mechanical seminar on January 13th in Santa Ana from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is specifically for women. If you can wrench yourself away from everything else, you’ll be welcome. We’ll be covering quite a bit about the necessary tools and their use. It’s guaranteed to ratchet up everyone’s knowledge about how to find and fix problems. To make you comfortable, we’ll also show you how to make ergonomic adjustments to your machine. I’ll be posting the address soon.”

Jeff and I will be leading these seminars. We’ll start from the basics and progress to the more involved maintenance tasks throughout following seminars, depending on interest. The point of these seminars is to familiarize women with their motorcycles so they can do most of the maintenance on their own or if they take their bike to a dealer, they’ll be able to pin point issues for the service writer, preventing unwarranted dealer costs.

Please r.s.v.p if you plan on attending to or

Hope to see you ladies there!