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Modern Day Tire Sense

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Calling in for a tow truck because you got a flat tire is one of the lamest things we can think of doing while you’re on a motorcycle ride. Seriously.     Today there are goods on the market that can get you through most flat tire scenarios, without the hassle and expense of calling a tow truck. Most flats can be repaired in less than 15 minutes as long as you have the right items in tow. They don’t take up much space and some of them you’ll use just about every time you ride whether you get a...

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Moto Jacket Essentials

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After 10 years in the same riding suit, it’s time to pull out all the items I carry and transfer them to the new jacket I’ll be testing this summer. So now might be a good time to review those items and note which ones are essential to any rider and why. If you clock more than the national average of 4k miles a year, these small tips will go a long way to simplifying your ride.   Keep in mind, a number of these items could just as easily be stored on the bike, but for reasons of convenience...

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Trip Planning

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Often around the first of the year, many of us are planning our trips for when the weather warms up and roads are more welcoming. But as many of us know, staying inside and doing the planning is part of the fun as well. We’ve been talking with a lot of our readers about their tips for trip planning and now we’ll share those tips with you. Giselle Binham lives in southeast Idaho and rides a BMW F700GS. “I like to plan a few trips each year. One short, one medium and one long one. The planning for each is...

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10 ways to stay warm on your motorcycle

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While the majority of riders tend to park the bike during the colder months, if you want to enjoy the experience of riding year-round, you'll need a few pointers to insure you stay comfortable, and thus focused on the ride. To that end we've compiled the top ten ways we know how to stay warm on the bike down into the 40's at least, and in some cases you can go lower. Let's take a look. Proper Interior Layering - However, it starts with what you layer up with and there are a lot of misunderstandings about what a rider...

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The 10 essentails every rider should carry

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In the world of back packing, hikers are taught to carry the 10 essentials such as a compass, fire-starter, flashlight and so on. While not the same items for motorcyclists, it’s not a bad idea to carry some essentials as well. I’m one of those guys who grabs a large bag or two, affixing it to the bike, before I head out on a ride. I might be the guy you’d want along on your next ride, knowing I probably have the antidote on board to fix you up and get you back on the road when the least expected...

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