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5 Strategies for Preventing Motorcycle Theft

It sucks that motorcycles are such easy prey. Keeping possession of your machine requires deploying layers of theft deterrents that keep these lowlifes from riding your bike away or heaving it into a waiting van. But even with our best…
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Review: Helite GP Track Airbag Vest

Riding a motorcycle on a racetrack at speeds exceeding 100mph is exciting and immensely satisfying. But, it can also threaten your well-being if things go wrong. Even the best racers and track day riders make mistakes or get caught up…
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Review: Helite Turtle Airbag Vest

I am a believer in managing risk. And one way to do that is to protect yourself in case you go down. Modern armor does a decent job of mitigating impact injury. But, as good as modern armor is, it…
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Review: 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

While visiting an aunt in Phoenix, I rented a 2018 Harley Street Glide through EagleRider at Desert Wind Harley in Mesa, AZ. The Street Glide is the Motor Company’s sleek heavyweight bike featuring the Milwaukee Eight 107 engine. My background…
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Good article.The big, heavy HD's are not for me.
 

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Braking in Corners without Crashing

Traction Braking while leaned over in a corner is usually something you want to avoid. That’s because there is a limited amount of available traction that needs to be shared between both cornering and braking forces. This means you may…
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Good article. Some of us have learned about those techniques the hard way over the years!
 

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After so many years of riding when you read some of these it strikes you that some of this stuff you do and don't even think about it.
 

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Review: Pirelli Supercorsa TD Track day tire

At the beginning of 2019, Pirelli introduced a new track tire designated the “TD”, presumably an acronym for “Track Day”. The TD was developed with assistance of former AMA Superbike and AMA Formula Xtreme racer Jake Zemke. The TD…
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Front Brake or Rear Brake?

A lot of riders ask about which brake is appropriate for what situations. The short answer is that it depends on speed, desired maneuver and available traction. Here, I’ll discuss proper brake use as it pertains to various situations. Let’s…
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Front Brake or Rear Brake?

A lot of riders ask about which brake is appropriate for what situations. The short answer is that it depends on speed, desired maneuver and available traction. Here, I’ll discuss proper brake use as it pertains to various situations. Let’s…
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Good article and I was pleased to read that I do it right TUP
 

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Very good article and I am pleased to know that I do it right - most of the time.
 

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I got so used to using whatever brakes I had working back in the 70's that I am fine using any combination. At that time the most braking came from the back wheel with the brakes and gears combined.
 

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I got so used to using whatever brakes I had working back in the 70's that I am fine using any combination. At that time the most braking came from the back wheel with the brakes and gears combined.
In the 50's and early 60's, some front brakes had a tendency to stick and hang up. Thus I learned to gear down and use mostlt the rear brake back then.
 

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@CarlS I was rather shocked when I noticed in later years people were not keen on using the back brakes at all.
 

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@DaveM That surprised me also. Just the opposite of when we were learning.
 

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@CarlS All those years of using the back breaks only I never felt unsafe, in fact I had my broadside down to a fine art BGRIN
 

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Very good article and I am pleased to know that I do it right - most of the time.
I probably should have added "most of the time" to my comment too ROTFL
 

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7 Ways to Avoid Deadly Blind Spots

Lane position is one of the top strategies a motorcycle rider must utilize to avoid the most common multiple vehicle crashes. Here is a common scenario that illustrates the need to be hyper-aware of blind spots. Scenario You and your…
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