Even if you’ve been on a hundred car road trips in your life you should realize that a long road trip on a motorcycle is much more demanding. You’ll get a lot more out of it and a motorcycle road trip gives you a much better sense of freedom than any car road trip could …

Let’s face it, taking your beloved motorbike to a garage and asking a bunch of strangers to fix or service it is never desirable. Unless you’re confident in the garage’s abilities and know they have a track record of awesome care and service, you’ll always be taking something of a gamble. This is particularly frustrating …

  Must Have Tools to Maintain Your Motorcycle Before I owned a motorcycle I was mechanically inept. A great example of this is I didn’t realize that you needed to change your engine oil at regular intervals. This led to me burning up all the oil in my 1989 Chevy Suburban and destroying the water …

How to Winterize Your Motorcycle As the Starks from Game of Thrones like to say… “Winter is coming.” If you live in a place like California or Florida, you may still be able to ride in the winter if you don’t mind dealing with the occasional rainstorm. For most of us that live in a place …

Great Motorcycle Resources for Beginners There are lots of resources out there for new riders. On this page I’m going to list things I’ve used a lot in my motorcycle journey. Some of them will be places to buy gear, instagram accounts I follow, some of the best products I really like, and even cool …

Motorcycle Reserve Fuel Switch Guide So you’re cruising down the freeway and all the sudden your motorcycle starts to lose power. It’s still chugging chugging chugging along until finally you are forced to pull over and the motorcycle dies. We have ALL been there before, and the lucky ones of us know that it’s a …

A Beginner Motorcycle Riders Guide to Insurance One of the things you need to do before riding your bike for the first time is to get motorcycle insurance. Insurance isn’t a ‘necessary evil’ like some people think it is (usually those paying high prices!), it is actually something that can prevent major financial disasters. My …

Learn Motorcycle Hand Signals Motorcyclists often have to communicate with other people on the road much more often than people who drive cars. Whether it is warning other riders of potential hazards coming up or telling a car that is getting too close to you to back off. These are the basic hand signals every …

The Motorcycle Crash of Chris Young This is the story of Chris Young who suffered a really bad crash and survived. I think it is a good example of a lesson learned, although a painful one at that. Enough description, on to Chris’ crash! “My name is Chris Young and I live in Auburn, Alabama. …

Motorcycle Basics It’s a hot summer’s day, and you’re hanging out at Starbucks getting an iced double mocha non-fat low-soy grande frappuccino when you hear something in the distance. Is it the pounding of thunder…? No, it’s the high pitched roar of a sport bike revving before it speeds off in the distance. You practically …

Learn to Ride a Motorcycle – Step 3: Training Learning HOW to ride Ok so you now know which motorcycle is good for new riders and what gear you should wear. The next thing is learning how to ride. For me, there is really only one option: Motorcycle Safety Foundation new riders’ course. Also known as the …

Learn to Ride a Motorcycle – Step 2: Safety Gear Save Your Skin! One thing that a lot of new riders do not realize is how dangerous the pavement can be when you are moving. Think about the last time you fell on pavement while walking or running. You probably scraped up your knee or …

Learn to Ride a Motorcycle – Step 1: Choosing a Motorcycle Motorcycles are FUN! That is the number one reason why most people ride. They look cool, they sound great, and they are an awesome way to meet people with the same interests. I think one of the most attractive features of riding is the …

Great Reasons to Start on a 250cc Motorcycle There are many different reasons to start your motorcycle riding career on a smaller bike. You may not have considered something in a 250cc class before, but by the end of this article you will have a few really solid reasons to consider them for your first …

Tips for Your First Month of Riding a Motorcycle – Be Prepared & Avoid Common Pitfalls You’ve done it, you have decided you want to ride a motorcycle. Congratulations, you are in for quite the ride (haha! Oh I love my bad puns). This article is to prepare you for your first month of riding. …

Yes, a 600cc Sport Bike is Too Big for a First Bike This is the question we get the most so we’re cutting to the chase and answering it straight up and as emphatically as possible. Yes, stay away from riding a 600cc motorcycle if you are starting out as a motorcycle rider.  Why a 600cc Motorcycle is …

A 600cc Motorcycle is Not a Good Beginner Bike Remember when you were first learning to drive a car? You fumbled with the clutch, you killed it multiple times, lots of starts and stops. In my family when we were taught how to drive we used one of the older cars in our garage, that way …

When Is The Right Time to Replace a Motorcycle Helmet Motorcycle helmets save lives. According to the NHTSA Crash Statistics from 2003, there were 1,060 lives saved from riders who were wearing full face helmets. Don’t drop your helmet! With a motorcycle helmet the part that protects you is all the foam and cushioning on …

What went wrong in this Ducati crash? The following is an article written by the BBM user MegaSpaz. October 5th, 2008. A day I won’t forget about. It was a great day for a group ride on a new road in California. Nothing much different than previous Sundays, except for the route. The main, fun …

8 Tips For New Motorcycle Riders Looking to Avoid Needless Risks & Stay Safe Motorcycles are fun, and there’s nothing like powering down winding roads by yourself with the wind in your face. But bikes can be much riskier than cars when things go down. If you’re new to riding, you will want to learn how …

What Happens in a Motorcycle Crash? I’ll Show You. When you crash on a motorcycle there are a lot things that can happen, all of them are bad. Unlike when riding in a car you aren’t protected by safety belts and a roll cage, instead you are ejected from the vehicle. Here is a list …

How to Survive With No Car and Only a Motorcycle How difficult will life be if I get rid of my car and only have a motorcycle? That is a question that I remember asking about 4 years ago after I bought my first motorcycle, a 2002 Suzuki GS500. At the time I had a …

Being A New Motorcycle Rider When I first started riding motorcycles, in 1974, I was told two things I should always remember and which have served me very well over the years. The first thing was that I should ride like I was make of glass, for two reasons. One, it means I am invisible to …

So You Want to Convince Your Family to Let You Ride a Motorcycle. Well, Here Are Some Tips & Solid Arguments to Get Approval. You’ve seen motorcycles riding around town. They look like so much fun! Maybe your friends ride and you want to. There is just one thing standing in your way… your family. …

How to borrow a motorcycle Right now it’s December in Boise, ID which is where I’ve found myself at this point in my life. I’ve been without a motorcycle for YEARS now ever since my beloved Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R decided to implode it’s engine. Not fun! Not having a motorcycle has been a real pain, but …

Beginner Motorcycle Guide Motorcycles are FUN! That is the number one reason why most people ride. They look cool, they sound great, and they are an awesome way to meet people with the same interests. I think one of the most attractive features of riding is the feeling of independence one feels when on the …

How to Save Cash by Riding a Motorcycle In these tough economic times people are trying to find any way possible to save money. If you do it properly, riding a motorcycle can save you a ton of cash while at the same time being a really fun way to commute. We all know riding a …

Buying a New Motorcycle Vs. Buying a Used Motorcycle For the sake of this article you can consider buying a used motorcycle from a dealership the same as buying a new motorcycle from a dealership. This is because every dealership i have known personally checks over and certifies every used motorcycle they sell, but don’t …

Getting a Great Deal on a Motorcycle Plus Our List of the Cheapest Beginner Motorcycles You Can Buy Once that motorcycle bug hits you, it can be hard to shake. Many people don’t have a few thousand dollars of disposable income to just drop on a brand new toy on a whim. That means research, …

Advice From An Advanced Motorcycle Rider The following article was written by Geoffrey Chisolm, a self described  “55 year old semi-retired motorcycle guy.” As a new rider it can be very helpful to learn from those who have been around a while. So grab a cup of tea and read on to hear some of the …