If there is one vehicle ideally suited for hot weather transportation, it's a motorcycle. Wind flowing over your body, enjoying the heat; bliss. But when you are riding during a heatwave, or just in Death Valley, it's anything but fun. At that stage, being in a strongly air-conditioned car is probably nicer. But that is often a luxury which we can not, or want to, partake in.
Attention all of my motorcycle riders out there that love wearing chaps! This article will provide step by step instructions so you can easily store your chaps when you are not on your motorcycle. This method of storing chaps is so simple, that after you do it once or twice you will be an expert and all of your buddies will be asking, “How did you do that?” This is an 8 step process, and it will allow you to pack your chaps tightly and allow for more room in your saddlebags, backpack, or whatever you use to store your items when you go on a ride.
The Baja California Peninsula. It’s one of North America’s last wild frontiers, a wide-open space that stretches 800 sprawling miles from Mexico’s border with the US to its southernmost tip, which is capped off by the popular tourist town of Cabo San Lucas.
Working on your own motorcycle can seem like a daunting task, but breaking into the hobby may not be as difficult as you think. Instead of looking at all the complexities of the components of your motorcycle and feeling overwhelmed, start small and simple.
The nightmare of every rider is a wreck. It can be a collision with a vehicle or a crash caused by a poor road maintenance or something else.
We love riding motorcycle, that's a given. And what we would love even more is if our offsprings would love to ride as well. Many parents dream of going riding with their children. And many do... but....!
It obvious to everyone that you need to be of a certain age to ride a motorcycle. Putting a 10 year old behind a big Harley is asking for problems. But not every state in the USA is the same, may differ in their laws.
Riding a motorcycle without any bags is nice, but it's usually a pipe dream. We humans tend to take stuff with us, all the time. Imagine living in an area where you can suddenly receive a lot of rain. So you need to take your rain gear with you. Going to the shop to buy some milk and bread? You'll need to carry that with you. And how about that lock? Oh, and before I forget, how about some proper tools to make some roadside repairs?
Scorpion motorcycle helmets are very special. Scorpion is an American brand, designed in the USA, and the helmets are quality for a reasonable, often low, price.
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A question that tends to come through on our phone line to our Gear Experts is, “How do I know what shoe size I am?” and “How do you go about finding that out?” Well we here at Jafrum decided to add this guide to simplify the ordering process of motorcycle boots and put your mind at ease.
I recently did a review of the Gaerne Balance Oiled Off-Road boots, and I received a few emails about the other Gaerne boots, the Gaerne Balance Pro-Tech Boots. Mostly people would like to know what the differences are.
Although motorcycle clothing are all the fashion nowadays, with big name fashion designers making “biker jackets” costing more than most modern motorcycles, real motorcycle jackets serve a purpose higher than fashion; that of saving its owner’s life and making it more comfortable.
Helmets, in many parts of the USA, and in many other countries n the world, are mandatory when riding motorcycles, scooters or ATVs. Riding a motorcycle is a dangerous thing, and a small accident is never far away. Simply loosing your foot while coming to a stop at a red light and falling over is not as rare as you might think.
Wearing special motorcycle pants is a good idea for safety reasons, but not always practical nor fun. Many riders prefer to ride with their jeans or normal trousers, but they offer no protection at all from accidents or the elements.
Good motorcycle boots are an essential part of a biker's outfit. Of course it's easier to ride with sneakers or sandals, but they are not very practical. Even if you don't crash, just the fact of putting your foot down while waiting for a traffic light, a car can easily run over your feet.
Usually when we set out for a nice motorcycle ride, the last thing on our minds is “will our motorcycle keep running until our destination is reached?”. But let's face it; motorcycles are mechanical, and when you mention mechanics you know there is a chance that things start failing.
A major motorcycle bill is sitting on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk awaiting his signature.
The final bill as presented to the governor combines two issues Georgia bikers fought for this year: handlebars and red lights. These two started out as separate bills, but were combined into one.
Traveling on a motorcycle is great fun, but it does have a few inconveniences compared to traveling in a car. By far one of the biggest issues is storage space.
When compared to larger vehicles like cars, motorcycles are considerably simpler machines. In trade they tend to require considerably more maintenance to keep operating optimally. While the concept of manually lubricating and adjusting a drive chain may seem alien to someone who's only driven four-wheeled vehicles their entire life,
Motorcycle tires may seem relatively unimportant and simple when held up next to a component as complex as an engine, but all of the extensive engineering of a motorcycle ultimately comes down to where the rubber meets the road.