If everything goes as plans, fans of FX's popular television show, "Sons of Anarchy" won't have long to wait for a much-anticipated prequel movie. Shooting is expected to start before the end of 2015, and actor Charlie Hunnam is set to return as Jax Teller. The film, which will hopefully hit the big screen in 2016, will also star A-lister, Brad Pitt.
Since 19 states require helmets, 27 have some sort of helmet law and only three leave it up to the rider (Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state), if you ride you going to need a lid.
Depending on the source, there are up to 9 types of helmets.
Ask any street motorcycle rider what kind of surface they fear riding on the most, and most will say icy roads. And they would be right, however one road surface is almost as dangerous as ice: gravel.
When the gravel is tightly packed, it’s less of a problem, but loose gravel can have disastrous consequences.
Running out of gas in the city is usually not a problem when riding a motorcycle. You can easily push your bike to the nearest gas station. But when out riding in the country, away from cities or towns and their convenient gas stations, then when you run out of gasoline you have a problem.
Old Man Winter is fast approaching and has already blown some of his cold breath in places. If you live in a place where you can’t ride in the middle of January, then it’s time to start winterizing your ride.
Here’s what you need to know:
It’s happened to most of us, if not all of us. And if it hasn’t, it will. That clicking noise when you try to start your motorcycle. Or even worse, no sounds at all except for your frustration.
It happens, and it happens a lot. PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome)? Bad or old battery? Faulty contact? There are a lot of things that can go wrong when you try to start your motorcycle. Here are a couple of things to check in order to get your bike running again.
Even if you are not a newbie, sometimes you got to wonder what some bikers are saying, and if you are a newbie, all you can do is shake your head wisely, not knowing what people are talking about. Terms used, or some strange technical lingo, the jargon that is used is often difficult to understand.
The short answer to this is the internal combustion engine firing.
Fuel jetted into the engine explodes creating noise. The spent fuel and some of the sound is then pumped out through the exhaust.
Some of the sound is lost to the engine. That metal casing and the piston absorb some of the noise. We’ll discuss that more in a moment.
Okay, so you have arrived here because you are interested in motorcycles, and you are even thinking about getting one. Good choice! But like many things in this regulated world, you will need a piece of paper called a Motorcycle License. The DMV issues the Class M license (or endorsement) that allows you to ride a Powered Two Wheeler (a fancy and bureaucratic word for motorcycle, scooter or moped).
Trucks are requirement in today's society whereby we need to continuously transport goods over long distances. And to do this economically, the trucks need to be big in order to transport as much as they can. And when one says big, it means that these vehicles are going to take up a lot of space on the roads, and this will represent many dangers to us motorcycle riders.
Let's have a look at a few of the dangers:
This list is going to focus on standard and sport-standard motorcycles primarily as they are the most versatile categories, and therefore most useful to a new rider.