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  • Basic Motorcycle Inspection Tips

    Whether you motorcycle has been stored for the winter or you have been riding on a regular basis, it is always a good idea to do a periodic inspection of your entire motorcycle. It is also a really good idea to thoroughly inspect a used bike you have just purchased. This will ensure you bike is safe...
  • Spark Plug Inspection, Maintenance and Diagnosis

    In addition to replacing spark plugs at the manufacturer's recommended intervals, spark plugs should be removed, inspected and cleaned (if necessary) every 5,000 miles. The tips below can be used on all spark plugs whether they are on your motorcycle, car, boat, or even your lawn mower.   If ...
  • Towing a Trailer Behind a Motorcycle - Safely

    If you do a lot of motorcycle touring, especially camping, towing a trailer behind your bike can be very helpful and make you trip a lot more comfortable. However as with all aspects of motorcycling - safety should always be the number one priority. Here are a few things you will want to remember to...
  • Motorcycle Hand Signals

    When riding a motorcycle, whether it be with a group or when you come upon other riders, the most convenient way to communicate is by using some standard motorcycle hand signals. A few of these hand signals are common driving knowledge whether you are in a car or riding a motorcycle and are speciall...
  • How to Winterize a Motorcycle

    Getting Your Motorcycle Ready for Winter Storage     Yep, winter is almost here (even though it seems like summer just got here), and for a lot of riders that means the bike is going to be sitting idle for a few months. To ensure your motorcycle is ready for that first spring ride whe...
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  • How Motorcycle Trailers Enhance the Riding Experience

    Kendon Offers Advice on How Motorcycle Trailers Enhance the Riding Experience Is it possible to ride less in order to ride more? How many great riding areas are out of reach to bikers today? Is there a solution? Kendon Industries president offers expert opinion for motorcyclists on how to reach n...
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  • Why Won't the Red Light Turn Green for Motorcycles?

    Why Won't the Traffic Lights Turn Green for Motorcycles? By: Mike Canchola, AMA,  KBA/KMA member and KY Transportation employee Have you ever sat at a red light, that will not turn green, with no other traffic around? Maybe the light is broke, but maybe it's not the lights fault. More than li...
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  • What Gives a Harley-Davidson Its Unique Sound

    There are a bunch of different engine sounds out there... cars, airplanes, boats, lawnmowers, motorcycles and more.  Motorcycles though are probably the most unique because virtually no two sound alike.  Not only does each style of motor have a distinct sound, but even identical motors are...
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  • Motorcycle Wind Chill Chart

    Ever Wonder What The Temperature Is At Riding Speeds...       Note: This chart was updated to reflect the latest calculations accepted by the National Weather Service.  The formula used to calculate these temperatures is... 35.74 + 0.6215T - 35.75(V0.16) + 0.4275T(V...
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  • Motorcycle Accident Checklist

    This is a fairly complete list of all the things that should be doneafter a motorcycle accident.   AT THE SCENE Call 911 For Police & Paramedics: Of course medical treatment for any injuries is the number one priority, be sure to give all of your complaints of injury to the first respo...
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  • The Legend of the Ride Bell (Gremlin Bell)

    Sometimes called by different names Ride Bells, Guardian Bells, Gremlin Bells, Motorcycle Bells and others, the legend of the Bell attached to your motorcycle remains the same.  Though there are slight variations out there, this one seems to be the most common... THE LEGEND OF THE RIDE BELL M...
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  • The Biker - a must read for everyone that drives!

    The Biker When you see us moving past you quickly: Don't take offense or think we're trying to "show off". Ninety five percent of the time, we're trying to get out of your blind spot or taking ourselves out of a potential dangerous situation that has evolved around us. Dista...
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  • Tips on Riding a Motorcycle in the Rain

    Safe Motorcycle Rain Riding   For most motorcycle riders the first time riding in the rain is normally not intentional.  They takeoff on an all day ride when the sun is shining and by afternoon they realize they're going to get their first taste of wet asphalt, like it or not.   R...
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  • Motorcycle Hand Signals

    When riding with a group communications between riders can be difficult. The following is a list of common motorcycle hand signals for communicating between motorcyclists. Use them as you see fit.     Note that they all require that you take a hand of foot off of the controls and this...
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  • Motorcycle Camping Tips and Motorcycle Campgrounds

    Motorcycle Camping Tips     Motorcycle camping is one of the greatest ways to get out and enjoy this beautiful country of ours. Riding in the wind on the open road, cooking over an open fire and then bedding down under the stars right next to your bike. What a way to travel! But it ca...
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