September 7, 2016 | By: Joe Peek
For many riders throughout the country, Labor Day signifies a change in our riding habits. Granted, the really cold weather is still a few weeks or months out. It’s not too early, though, to consider how to prepare for those changes.
Here are seven ways you can ride more comfortably, and safely, during the coming colder months.
1. Start with a Good Base Layer
A good base layer is one of the most effective ways to stay warm while riding. Your base layer should draw moisture off your skin. For this reason, cotton is not a good choice. You’ll be better off with a synthetic material offering good wicking … Continue Reading
September 1, 2016 | By: Mark Weaver
Upgrading to an aftermarket motorcycle horn is an absolute necessity. There have been multiple occasions when I have needed to use my horn in traffic for safety. Distracted drivers will sit through green lights, back into me in parking lots, and merge into my lane without looking. I’ve tried getting their attention with my stock horn, but they just don’t hear it.
Let’s face it – riding a motorcycle is getting scary these days. Every day I ride on the freeway, and it seems like everywhere I look drivers are glued to their phones. Tech companies continue to pump out more and more apps to keep users addicted to staring … Continue Reading
August 30, 2016 | By: Joe Peek
There is no shortage of great roads for motorcycle riding. While everyone has their favorite, we put together our list of ten great rides from coast to coast. Starting with the Pacific Coast Highway and ending in the Catskill Mountains, here’s a look at what this great country has to offer.
Pacific Coast Highway
Whether you ride the full 655 miles or smaller segments, California State Route 1 is a ride you don’t want to miss. Also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, this route is designated as an All-American Road and is a major attraction for riders and tourists alike.
CC image courtesy of reverie_ramblr on Flickr
Riding the … Continue Reading
August 29, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles
It’s what keeps motorcycle owners up at night – theft.
The idea of having your bike stolen is heart wrenching. Not only would you miss riding the open road for a few months, but you’d lose the motorcycle you’ve invested so much into. The hassle and pain of reporting the theft only adds insult to the injury.
What can you do?
Here are a few tips to prevent your motorcycle from getting stolen, and what to do if you’re a victim of theft.
Preventing Your Motorcycle from Theft
Motorcycles are hot on the list of what to steal. Thieves can get a lot of money for the right parts or … Continue Reading
August 26, 2016 | By: Pauly White
The internet is exploding with posts and and comments about the release of Harley Davidson’s new Milwaukee Eight 107″ V-Twin engine. Most people are forming their opinions on specs and media content. I’m not one to judge on appearance, so I decided to find out for myself if it lives up to the hype.
Today I had the chance to test ride the 2017 Street Glide with the all new Milwaukee Eight engine. Let me begin by saying that I went in expecting to be unimpressed. Just like the old guys were when the Evolution engine came out, I was unimpressed when I read about the new offering from HD. … Continue Reading
August 26, 2016 | By: Pauly White
Recently I installed a set of Pirelli Night Dragon tires on my Dyna. I heard mixed reviews from the local “Bike Night” guys but wanted to try them out myself. Being that I ride around 40,000 miles a year, I am always looking to find a tire that suits my riding style. My style is pretty aggressive. I would say that the tires fit the bill.
The rear tire started it’s life on my bike just as all the previous tires I’ve ran: clutch dumped at 5,000 RPM to do a little rolling burnout on the slick new tire. When I did my ritual on this tire, I was shocked … Continue Reading
August 26, 2016 | By: Mark Weaver
I remember the very moment when I first wanted a Harley-Davidson Sportster. I was scrolling through #motorcycles on Instagram when I came across a photo of an Iron 883 equipped with a Roland Sands Design (RSD) Slant 2 into 1 Exhaust. I spent days obsessing over the photo. The stainless steel exhaust design provided the WOW factor I wanted in a bike. It’s crazy how much one photo changed my life. I bought a Sportster and immediately wanted to customize it. I started researching aftermarket parts and quickly learned that if you’re looking for quality, performance, and style, Roland Sands Design makes the best products for just about everything you … Continue Reading
August 19, 2016 | By: Pauly White
Day 1: 08.02.16
It was 7:00 a.m. and I was at Buc-ee’s fueling up my trusty Dyna Defender for an adventure. If you’re not familiar with the name, Buc-ee’s is a giant convenience store with 60 or so gas pumps and every snack food you could imagine. It’s just one of the things that Texas has that is a bit larger than life. Four of my coworkers were there as well, and we were all in good spirits looking forward to the ride. Zach was on a custom Road Glide, Jay was on his favorite Road King that he has set up to his liking, Rob was on his daily … Continue Reading
August 12, 2016 | By: Joe Peek
Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that are worth sharing with our readers:
- Honda’s new NC750X motorcycle will be available with an automatic, dual-clutch transmission – reported in Global Mail from Canada
- Harley-Davidson continues to slide in market share, helping Polaris Industries, especially Indian Motorcycles – The Motley Fool
- TT Legend Guy Martin pilots the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to 274.2 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats – Road Racing World
- There are dozens of motorcycle clubs across Northwest Florida, many of whom are very active in charity work. Only one club, however, can boast that its membership is made up entirely
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August 5, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles
There’s a reason several of our country’s oldest songs celebrate natural wonders—from mountains majesty to shining sea, America’s best features are the ones that often get buried by the habitual daily grind. Making the time to take in this natural splendor, though, is a worthy endeavor and one everyone should aspire to.
Crossing America on a motorcycle is one way people can capture this experience.
Keep in mind, though, it’s a trip that requires a good deal of preparation, and a bit more enthusiasm from the rider, if he or she plans on making it across in one pleasing pass. But it’s well worth the effort, and if you keep … Continue Reading