Getting Started: Learn To Follow The Leader

Category: How To

Before a newbie rides, they have to get their learner’s permit. Of course, some new riders need to be “taught” how to ride. That is where these two-day and three-day MSF new-rider courses come in. Unfortunately, these courses are really basic and they don’t help you with any real world scenarios.

At a recent two-day MSF new-rider course, there were ten participants … all passed. However, during the observation, several of the riders could barely make it through the figure eight, continually putting their foot down, while one couldn’t even hold a tight line. At the end of the course, each of the riders had only navigated roughly 6 to 8 miles each … and they all passed.

The problem with this is that they aren’t prepared at all for real world scenarios such as city traffic, nigh...

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Honda Issues Product Recall On 2014 Honda Grom

Category: Recalls

Honda has discovered an issue with the fuel pump in the 2014 Honda Grom 125 and the 2014 Forza Scooter. The problem appears to be an issue where a resin bracket in the pump swells up, interfering with the impeller, rendering the pump useless. The issue was discovered on November 28, 2014. According to the NHTSA, approximately 10,000 units will be affected by this product recall.

Honda said that they will notify all owners of the product recall, and will replace the fuel pump free of charge. Owners who need to contact Honda can call their customer service line at 1-310-783-2000. The recall number for this is JL1NSS300 for the Forza Scooter and JL2 Grom for the Grom 125.


If you are the owner of either of these bikes, then you should stop riding it immediately...

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How To Paint Flames On Your Bike

Category: How ToProducts

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At some point, you’re going to want to paint your bike … not some basic paint job, but a custom paint job. If you’re like most, you’ll want to go with flames. Flames seem to draw the most attention and for good reason … THEY LOOK AWESOME. Since this article is about how to paint flames on your bikes, we’re going to assume you will be doing the work. That’s why we’ve put together this basic resource guide to help you understand what will be involved. After you read through this, then you can determine if you still want to dive into the fire or not.


Sand It, Sand It, Sand It … And Sand It Again

No matter what, you are going to have to sand whatever you intend to paint. Sanding is the very first step in guaranteeing a jaw-dropping set of flames...

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Motorcycle Safety Has Come A Long Way

Category: Random

Motorcycle safety equipment has come a long way in recent years. With government regulation, changes, and technological advancements in manufacturing, motorcycle riders can see and be seen a lot easier, and they are also better equipped should an accident occur.

Motorcycle Helmets

The first thing you want when riding a motorcycle is a good helmet. Since their invention in 1953, the helmet has changed tremendously. In the beginning, they were very basic with minimal protection between you and the road. Now, they are much lighter, more rigid, and you can even stream music through them. Now, No matter what helmet you choose, you’ll be protected as each helmet is regulated to provide maximum impact absorption should you be involved in a crash.

Motorcycle Gloves

One of the most important as...

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How Motorcycle Recalls Work

Category: RandomRecalls

As with any product, motorcycles can be recalled by makers if they are found to be faulty or dangerous, especially in the case of new models. You’ve probably heard of children’s toys contaminated with lead paint, meats contaminated with salmonella, dog foods with incorrect and toxic levels of a certain ingredient, and the like being recalled by manufactures to insure customer safety and wellness. However, what happens when a vehicle—specifically, a motorcycle—is found to be unsafe?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is in charge of setting standards of safety that automotive manufacturers must follow. Although the specific motorcycle manufacturer is responsible for the recall, the NHTSA may be the one behind the order...

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What’s Going On In The World Of Motorcycles

Category: Random

When you want to know what is happening in the motorcyclist world there are places you can go to keep up with the latest trends, events, and products out on the market today. There is always something new and fun happening in the realm of bikers. Motorcycles become more sporty and leisurely every day.

If you are a younger driver, you may be interested in a more sport-styled motorcycle such as the latest BMW HP4 or the Kawasaki Ninja. Built for speed and agility and designed with a sleek made for speed body. These types of bikes go fast and are perfect for the more adventurous bikers.

Older more experienced riders may prefer a bike that is lightweight like a Suzuki Savage or something more comfortable like a Street Glide or The newest Fat Boy Lo...

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‘Easy Rider’ Icon Bike Up For Sale

Category: Random

The only surviving bike ridden by Peter Fonda as “Captain America” in the film “Easy Rider” is set to be auctioned by present owner Michael Eisenberg. Expected price for the iconic emblem of the 1960’s counterculture and an inspiration to chopper enthusiasts and biker haters for decades is in excess of one million dollars.

Three of the four bikes used in the film were stolen. The sole survivor was the bike that was burned at the end of the flick when Peter Fonda a.k.a. Captain America was shot off the bike by a shotgun toting hillbilly in a pickup. The bike was physically set on fire.

Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) was given the bike by the late Dennis Hopper as a bonus for his work in keeping the bikes running during the filming of “Easy Rider” Fonda produced the film so he owned th...

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Who Is Riding That Motorcycle?

Category: Random

It is amazing how owning a motorcycle has changed through the years. There was a time when a motorcycle rider had a certain stigmata on them, but that time has passed. Until recently, there were only a select group that chose to ride a motorcycle. But, as social standards have changed, so have the perceptions that once plagued motorcycle riders.

From the James Dean style rebel riders of the fifties to the rocket riders of the eighties, there has been growth in both the number and type of people that ride. In addition to that, there is a growing sense in those that do not ride that the world simply has to accept people in what they do whether they like it or not.

Who Rides?

When asked the question about who rides a motorcycle, the answer should be anyone...

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