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When I began my eternal passion in the world of motorcycles, I bought a bike and three pieces of gear to start me off: a helmet, jacket, and gloves. I’d be lying if I said... Read More
When it comes to motorcycle pants, there aren’t many options that break the $500 mark that will provide you with more benefits than you can find in a sub-$500 pair. With such a large variety... Read More
Motorcycle boot selection is going to be a much different process than buying other gear. They need to fit perfectly and must be catered exactly to your riding style. Jackets and pants come with removable... Read More
Riding a motorcycle can be cold, hot, or somewhere in between. Your hands have the most important and taxing task when operating a motorcycle; the controls. Your speed (or lack-there-of), braking, and clutch are all... Read More
Can You Safely Ride a Motorcycle in the Rain? Let’s call a spade a spade: when the rain hits, the riding gets a bit more complicated. The thing is, despite the risks that rain represents,... Read More
Well, you could just grab a dirt bike, hop on, fire it up, twist the wrist, and if it doesn’t buck you off, hey, there you go, dirt bike! In all seriousness, however, when trying... Read More
Starting your engine & assuming the ready/riding position… can anyone say “name of my sex tape”. All joking aside, knowing the general rule of thumb for starting a motorcycle and assuming PROPER ready/riding position will... Read More
Every Motorcycle Rider Experiences the Roadside Pickup + Tow at Some Point in Their Riding Career At some point in your riding career, your bike is going to leave you stranded. I was reminded of... Read More
Quick Navigation Motorcycle Won’t Start? Check these First! How to Push Start a Motorcycle How-to Video Helpful Tips in Push Starting your Bike Conclusion It was 25°c outside (about 77°F for my American friends), the... Read More
Mounting and dismounting your motorcycle is an essential skill that becomes almost second nature over time. There are many ways to hop on and off the bike, but some are better than others (depending on... Read More
Video Why We Do the Pre-Ride Check Safe riding starts with a steadfast steed. We as motorcycle riders have way too much to think about when on the road and should never have to worry... Read More
Watch the Video This is Why I Ride Motorcycling, the closest any one person can get to flying without actually being on a plane as a pilot. It comes with all the excitement, all the... Read More
“How Do I Know What to Buy?” A larger engine, or a smaller engine? Sportbike, cruiser, mod bike, dual sport, dirt – there are so many different specializations within motorcycling that without riding them –... Read More
Check the Basics Before You Ride You would never take part in a marathon with your shoelaces untied, so what is the difference between that and not checking your bike before you ride? Not much... Read More
Back to the Basics My number one rule for hill starts or any riding really is making sure you have the front or rear brake applied while stopped at all times. Getting into the habit... Read More
Jennifer Angelina demo’ing push steering for the class Push Steering or Counter Steering? “Tom-ay-to, Tom-ah-to” – Both Terms Mean the Same Thing Push steering, or countersteering – this is a label that seems to boggle... Read More
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