Motorcycle Touring Tips

Motorcycle Touring Tips and Suggestions

WHAT ARE YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOURING SUGGESTIONS? A friend of mine just bought a new motorcycle (he’s been riding off and on for many years) and will be taking a trip with his wife and asked my advice regarding motorcycle security on the road; best gear for touring through mountains with variable temperatures and unpredictable rain; Read more about Motorcycle Touring Tips and Suggestions[…]

Motorcycle Life Death

Motorcycle Riding on the Razor Edge of Life and Death

EVERY MOTORCYCLE RIDERS HAS HAD CLOSE CALLS. Which of yours were so close that you were in disbelief that a tragedy simply failed to materialize when it should have? (Write your experience below). The events that have really been on the edge of life and death for me, are some of my most vivid recollections. Read more about Motorcycle Riding on the Razor Edge of Life and Death[…]

Motorcycle Riders

We Don’t Need More Motorcycle Riders

“HOW COME YOU RIDE A MOTORCYCLE?” How many times have you been asked that question? Or, the more direct one that will be asked is, “Aren’t motorcycles dangerous?” I will often reply, “Of course motorcycles are dangerous. And that’s why they are not for everyone.” If the person is actually interested in taking the discussion Read more about We Don’t Need More Motorcycle Riders[…]

Atmosphere

Nitrogen-Filled Motorcycle Tires?

THE CONTROVERSY OVER NITROGEN-FILLED MOTORCYCLE TIRES: Does nitrogen help the performance of our motorcycle tires? Or is at unnecessary expense? Filling motorcycle tires with nitrogen (instead of air) has been a controversial subject for a number of years now with members of various motorcycle forums touting either its benefits, or conversely, the view that its Read more about Nitrogen-Filled Motorcycle Tires?[…]

Invisible Rider

The Invisible Motorcyclist to the Rescue!

There are times when I really do wish I were an invisible rider: particularly during those instants of startled realization that my speedometer is indicating the wrong enjoyment factor at the wrong time – at least relative to some long-gone road engineer or lawmaker who determined the speed limit. However, regardless of how invisible we Read more about The Invisible Motorcyclist to the Rescue![…]

Hot Weather Riding

Hot Weather Survival Tactics for Motorcyclists

Whether you describe “Hot Weather” as 80 degrees or 110 degrees, if you are riding for several hours in heated temperatures, the main thing to prevent is also the most obvious: DEHYDRATION.  Dehydration is excessive loss of water from the body. Motorcyclists should not think too lightly of this malady.  Dehydration can lead to a Read more about Hot Weather Survival Tactics for Motorcyclists[…]

Motorcycle Satisfaction

Motorcycle Brand Loyalty: Riding a High

If you like to brag about your favorite motorcycle, you probably already know you are not alone! Especially if you have gotten into any number of passionate “discussions” about which make is best. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Motorcycle Competitive Information Study, motorcycle owners are strong advocates of their favorite bike manufacturer, Read more about Motorcycle Brand Loyalty: Riding a High[…]