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Dropped Motorcycle? What To Check When Embarrassment Hits
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Dropped Motorcycle? What To Check When Embarrassment Hits

Motorcycle drops happen. The embarrassment level goes up. It even skyrockets when there are people watching you.  What do you do next?  “I don’t know what to do!” “I don’t know what to do!” “I don’t know what to do!” “You can act like a motorcyclist!”  Here is a checklist with the procedure steps of what you…

How to Remove a Disc Lock: An Expert Guide Through a Panicky Situation
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How to Remove a Disc Lock: An Expert Guide Through a Panicky Situation

“Keys are for scooter boys! I’m a real motorcyclist! I don’t need NO keys!” – Said NO motorcyclist ever. Even if I wanted to sound bad-ass, that disc lock on my wheel won’t open itself up. And keys, by definition, like to get lost. A disc lock without a key, only makes your motorcycle a…

How Long Do Motorcycles Last (+ FREE Motorcycle Life Expectancy Checklist)
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How Long Do Motorcycles Last (+ FREE Motorcycle Life Expectancy Checklist)

Look, there is no straightforward answer for how long you can expect your motorcycle to last. It would be the same as asking a person: “How long should humans live?” (65 is enough for me.) And getting an answer: “Your mileage may vary!” Yes, I know, everything comes to MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE. I’m so sick…

What Are Forward Controls On A Motorcycle? — 4 Pros (and 1 Big Con)
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What Are Forward Controls On A Motorcycle? — 4 Pros (and 1 Big Con)

I have to be honest now.  Before researching and writing this article, I didn’t even know what are forward controls on a motorcycle, nor did I know I had them and used them. I’m riding for 8 years straight, and I felt ashamed I didn’t know one of the BASIC motorcycle parts. Feeling the same? …

Harley-Davidson Panhead vs Shovelhead: Evolution of a Species
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Harley-Davidson Panhead vs Shovelhead: Evolution of a Species

The Panhead and Shovelhead are two Harley Davidson V-twin motorcycles. They appear one after each other in the H-D line-up between the years 1948 to 1984. As was the Motor Company’s policy, each successive new model was a natural evolution of the species, with a list of improvements over the previous model. Both Harley-Davidson models…

What is a Motorcycle Fairing? (And Does it Make a Difference?)
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What is a Motorcycle Fairing? (And Does it Make a Difference?)

We have all looked in absolute awe at the motorbikes racing around the track in events like the esteemed MotoGP. But what is it about those bikes that makes them so cool? Fairings, fairings, fairings! They are irresistible to any sports bike rider and can completely change your experience on your bike. What is a…

Modular vs Full Face Helmet: To Flip or Not to Flip, that is the Question
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Modular vs Full Face Helmet: To Flip or Not to Flip, that is the Question

Modular Vs Full Face Helmet: To Flip or Not to Flip, that is the Question. So, buckle up your chin strap and flip down your visor. It’s going to be an exciting ride. In the early 20th century, the only form of head protection worn by motorcycle racers and riders was a liberal coating of…

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